Ebay Alerts! Twelve items – March 10, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/bzz3gar lovely antique handmade maltese lace silk handkerchief 12x13inchs
Size: 12″ x 13″
Starting Price: 8.00 GPB
Auction ends: Mar 12, 2013 05:45:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: A silk Maltese handkerchief. Fairly typical design of alternating Maltese Crosses and leaf grids around the border, leaves around the circular center, and a little guipure in the mid section.  If I understand the notes correctly, a previous owner put the center cloth in.  Seller cites a few brown marks and odd gap. Basically good condition.

350736001095   Sold for 16.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/beoh9az Antique Brussels Lace and Schildpatt Fan Fächer eventail ventaglio abanico 1900
Size: 10.25″ long with ring, 18″ wide
Starting Price: 0.99 GPB
Auction ends: Mar 12, 2013 09:55:28 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller madaboutfans, Cork, Ireland
Comments: A fan of Duchesse de Bruxelles with rather darkened lace. Imitation tortoiseshell sticks. The German term for tortoiseshell is ‘Schildpatt’.  The design of the lace is quite good, well beyond the usual Duchesse.  There is one large Point de Gaze insert with a small hole in the net, and also some PtdG roses without ground – I think the petals are raised. Aside from the discoloration and small hole, the lace looks in good condition. One small area of damage to a guardstick. The lace could certainly benefit from an appropriate wash to stabilize the piece.

350730147440   Sold for 138.00 GBP, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ae8qebk antique/vintage handmade lace 19 ins.
Size: 4″ x 19″
Starting Price: 4.95 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 12, 2013 13:43:41 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.  This is a short piece, but unusual technique. It’s a Belgian needlelace variation on Point de Gaze.  No mesh ground, I sometimes call it ‘Point de Gaze guipure’. It is a very flat technique and the design at first appears a little plain. But I think it is appropriate to the technique and just takes a little getting used to.  From what I can see in the photos, the lace appears to be in very good condition. Wish there were more.

330883758288   Sold for 88.50 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/a93pq3r ANTIQUE/VINTAGE HAND MADE BOBBIN BRUSSELS DUCHESSE POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR
Size: 2″ to 6″ deep. 32″ neck edge, 42″ outside edge.
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Mar 12, 2013 19:02:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller waterlilly678, Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments:  A Brussels Duchesse collar with long points. One condition issue, there is a folded seam on both sides just below the main collar, but it looks like all the lace is there and this could easily be removed. The design is a bit fussy, but there’s some interesting chains of small flowers outlining the needlelace. Raised petal roses on the point de gaze inserts, and although it’s a little hard to see in the photos, the mesh looks intact.  There is some discoloration along some edges and some small brown spots. Overall yellowing, but basically in very good condition.

261180380286   Sold for $102.51, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/bzopuj8 *2-PC LOT HANDMADE Antique Vtg ENGLISH BUCKINGHAMSHIRE BOBBIN LACE FLOUNCE DOLL
Size: 2.5″ x 30″ and 2″ x 18″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Mar 13, 2013 19:08:41 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments:  Two matching lengths of Floral Bucks bobbinlace.  Good design of flowers with sprigs in the upper ground. Condition is a bit rough, a number of small holes in the ground, but also areas nicely intact. This quality of Bucks doesn’t come up that often.

160986629627   Sold for $12.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/bh528n5 Beautiful Antique Fine Handmade Brussels Lace Handkerchief With Point de Gaze.
Size: 12″ square
Starting Price: 14.99 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 13, 2013 11:43:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller isohex, Tyne-Wear,, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Brussels Duchesse handkerchief, Point de Gaze inserts (no raised petals) in each corner. A simple and effective design. The Point de Gaze mesh has one small hole lower left corner, and what may be an attempted repair lower right. Two small flaws in the linen, rest of the lace seems fine – basically overall good condition.

181097011692   Sold for 42.50 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/acpf7w2 Antique/vintage tatted lace handkerchief edge. Pat Earnshaw coll.
Size: 13.5″ square
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 14, 2013 11:43:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.  No matter how much heat I take over this, I still love this kind of tatting. It’s the earlier kind where motifs are tied together. This technique has great flexibility in motif arrangement and allows for a very dense, frilly patterning. Note the needlelace stitches in the motif centers which is a typical Irish treatment. The piece has been removed from the center cloth, remnants of which are still there. A few ties have come undone, but overall very good condition.

230942084070   Sold for 102.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/b9s8pe8 Antique/vintage 19th C. Bedfordshire Maltese lace dress front Pat Earnshaw coll.
Size: 18″ neckline, front depth 5″
Starting Price: 4.95 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 14, 2013 12:06:09 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw. A Beds Maltese dress front.  Note the square ground with a few tallies, that’s unusual. Beds Maltese tends to be more guipure, although this has plenty of that kind of work.  It has a rather strict design organization, just a little conventional. You can see a lot of similarity of this work with contemporary French Cluny. The piece is discolored with a few spots, but the lace looks intact. Basically good condition.

230942086886   Sold for 36.60 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/axjvkad ANTIQUE 19TH C IVORY SILK WEDDING HANDKERCHIEF BOBBIN LACE~MAINE PROVENANCE
Size: 13.25″ square?
Starting Price: $119.99 (on sale)
Auction ends: 4 days 4 hours from 3/10/2013 1:19 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  Very difficult to see the details of this lace on the white background, but it is a good Maltese handkerchief. Note the label documenting the provenance, unfortunately no dates. The quality of a piece like this depends a lot on the central guipure work, which here is quite good. It does have a few storage stains, but overall the lace looks in good condition.

380577479812   unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/bda4ras Pretty antique/vintage small Honiton lace collar
Size: 15″ neckline, 2.5″ deep at back
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 15, 2013 12:45:18 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  A small Honiton collar, trying to break out of snails/slugs mode. Good tally fillings. A few minor breaks in the brides, overall good condition.

230942759662   Sold for 14.95 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/bzzhgxn Length of Antique Brussels Point de Gaze Needlepoint Lace 70″ Long.
Size: 2″ x 70″
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 15, 2013 13:18:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller isohex, Tyne-Wear,, United Kingdom
Comments:  A reasonable length of narrow Point de Gaze, flat pattern. There are some nice ‘mode’ fillings. Unfortunately some damage along part of the top. It was probably sewn to something and was not removed with care. Seller says the worst is in the first 6″ and last 12″, but the photos show it intact in many other places.

181097739591   Sold for 26.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/by4l6m6 Beautiful antique/vintage 19th century Youghal lace collar
Size: 41″ neckline, 9″ back depth.
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 15, 2013 15:32:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  A beautiful Youghal shawl collar. Good tight work with lots of interesting fillings and decorative clothwork. Well thought out design with local asymmetries.  Just a few brown spots that I can see, overall very good condition.

330885793904   Sold for 598.88 GBP, 8 bidders.

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2 Responses to Ebay Alerts! Twelve items – March 10, 2013

  1. aktatter says:

    I would be much obliged is you could share a detailed scan of that tatted handy edging. I would dearly love to see where the picots are sewn together. I have so few images of this early tatting method. Thanks.
    AKTATTER@aol.com
    Georgia Seitz

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