Ebay Alerts! Twenty-six items – March 24, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/d8ankhc Brussels Bruxelles Lace Antique Point de Gaze Collection Needlelace Collars Trim
Size: the display is 27″ x 40″
Starting Price: $745.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Mar 25, 2013 08:29:40 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: Twelve pieces or fragments of Brussels lace mounted on red fabric. Most are point de gaze fragments, but there also appears to be some Point d’Angleterre and some application on machine net. Can’t vouch for the one that says application on handmade net, photos aren’t close enough. Most are also fragments of borders, but there is a collar, dress insert, and some kind of dress ornament.  Most in good condition.

290879953760   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/csjb7dd 1910-20 GRACEFUL & COLORFUL SPANISH SILK FLOSS EMBROIDERED SHAWL ON ILLUSION NET
Size: 66″ diameter
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 25, 2013 12:04:07 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: Colored silk embroidery on black machine net – this combination is always quite striking. The embroidery appears to be tambour chain stitch, used to give large areas of design some texture.  The piece is circular, meant to be folded in half to be worn. There are some small pinholes in the net, but basically in good condition.  Seller says this is Spanish, and similar pieces that come up on Ebay usually don’t have an attribution. But it does have a Spanish design flavor, and there’s no reason to rule it out.

330892568554   $88.00, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/d2gtz9g Antique Honiton Tape Lace? Victorian Wedding Handmade Floral Handkerchief Hanky
Size: 12″ square
Starting Price: $49.95
Auction ends: Mar 26, 2013 08:18:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller berkshire_gal, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A handkerchief with a deep pieced lace edge. Note I’m avoiding the word Honiton here a little, but not completely. The design elements aren’t really in the Honiton style, although they do have the righ tsize. There are some tally and bar fillings, consistent with Honiton, but there is also what looks like a point de gaze filling with ring decorations in the corners and midpoints. The rather round flowers also look more Belgian. I’m guessing this is a Bruges or even a Ghent piece. There are a couple broken brides, but basically good condition.

271175313588   Sold for $49.95, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/c2khebr Neat antique/vintage Mechlin lace collar
Size: 17″ neck edge, back depth 5.6″
Starting Price: $14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 26, 2013 12:15:40 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw. This is an ‘assembled’ collar, made up of a wider outer border and a narrow center insertion. The ends of the border are gathered around the insertion to fit the shape.  It is all of a fine Mechlin with circular esprits in the ground, and the border has a narrow edge of repeating leaves and buds. Seller cites two tiny holes, overall good condition.

330893282279   Sold for 32.50 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ck3vjwz Needle Lace Panel with Chariot, Cherubs , Swan etc.
Size: 15″ x 23″
Starting Price: $59.00
Auction ends: Mar 26, 2013 19:00:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: This piece alone is a little out of context. It was probably part of some kind of table linen. It is a Belgian Venise figural piece, you can tell by the types of fillings, the point de gaze used in the ‘river’, and the widely space buttonholing on the cordonnet. Work like this was done in Zele. It is quite a large piece.

261187404636   Sold for $77.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/bvq39rs WEDDING HANKIE DUCHESSE Bobbin LACE VINTAGE
Size: ~13″ square
Starting Price: $100.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Mar 26, 2013 19:02:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cork123, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges handkerchief. Fairly conventional motifs. A few defects in the center cloth, but the lace looks in good condition.

350725053559   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/bbzxc5u LG Victorian Hand Made Bobbin Lace Shawl / Stole
Size: 20″ wide x 09 (should that be 90?) inches long
Starting Price: $425.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: 3 days 4 hours from 3/23/2013 8:02 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller shastasvintage, Pine Bush, New York, United States
Comments: I think this is a Russian piece. See the video at http://tinyurl.com/d44lcju which is on the LaceNews  YouTube channel along with lots of other Russian bobbinlace videos. If anyone can provide a little translation of this video, at least as far as where this lace is made, it would be great. I think this kind of lace is often mistaken for Le Puy. This particular piece looks in very good condition, seller cites one minor defect. There might be a little fraying elsewhere.

290869693688   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/d4ggamm QUATTRO CENTRI ANTICHI REALIZZATI A MANO A TOMBOLO
Size: larger mat 25 cm diameter, others 12 cm diameter
Starting Price: 25.00 EUR Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Mar 27, 2013 06:57:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller merlettando, Gorizia, Italy
Comments: This is just a simple Italian tape lace, but I really like the look. It hearkens back to the l’Aquila tradition, and plays with the twists in the tape to create some shading. Very good condition. One problem, the odd number of small mats tends to be a problem with collectors of table linens.

130857913895   25.00 EUR buy-it-now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/c644jl5 Fabulous Vtg Antique Irish Crochet Lace Bertha Collar Capelet Victorian Large
Size: 16″ neckline, 60″ outside, 9-10″ wide
Starting Price: $198.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Mar 27, 2013 07:49:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: A deep Irish Crochet collar nicely filled with shamrocks and flowers. Picots look like crocheted loops. Good raised work and the stitches in the motifs are tightly done. Condition looks very good from the photos.

300867281632   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/d988w9oVtg Antique Lace Tablecloth Topper Set w/ Doiles Handmade Beds Bobbin Lace 7pcs
Size: tablecloth 26.5″ diameter, 6 doilies 7″ diameter
Starting Price: $168.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Mar 27, 2013 07:59:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: I’ll label this as French Cluny (reinforced with the fleur de lis embroidery), which is a lace that I think doesn’t get enough respect. A well done example like this can have a lot of impact. This is a complete set in very good condition. Just a little staining that could be removed with an appropriately conservative cleaning.

300867285533   $168.00 Buy-it-now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/bmxmwa6 WENDY LAWTON FABRIC OF AMERICAN BOBBIN LACE DOLL
Size: not given
Starting Price: $200.00
Auction ends: Mar 27, 2013 11:45:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller csjs4044, West Richland, Washington, United States
Comments: Wendy Lawton’s “Bobbin Lace” dollar in original box, but apparently without the proper chair. You might ask the seller if it is available. This is a high quality doll with a porcelain head and hands with a jointed wooden body. There are two dollars in Lawton’s Fabric of America series, the other is called “Zudie’s Coverlet” with a quilting theme. This example is #118 out of 350 made.  I once asked Wendy how she got her inspiration for this doll – she said she was very impressed by Lacis in California.
No condition notes from the seller on this example.

190814626287   Sold for $270.19, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/cq52ttw Antique/vintage hand made needlelace collar
Size: 34.5″ neck edge, back depth 3.6″
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 27, 2013 12:21:10 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.  I was hoping this might be a Belgian Rococo piece, but after close examination I’ll go with standard Cantu.  In breaking off to form a leaf or bud, Cantu bundles excess bobbins to the side of the tape, while Rococo adds new bobbins with no bundles.  This collar is a little unusual form for Cantu, and has a little fraying to the back neck edge. But basically good condition – probably could use a proper wash.

230950357268   Sold for 36.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ca4py6d 1860 AIRY & EPHEMERAL CHANTILLY LACE LONG/WIDE STOLE W/PT DE ESPRIT
Size: 43″ x 92″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 27, 2013 13:20:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A wide rectangular Chantilly shawl. I’ve never seen anything quite like it before – a simple two-part edge, and the rest esprits covering the entire ground. The simple outer border goes around the whole piece, and there’s a looped ribbon above this on both long sides. It’s so unusual that I’ve asked for some closeups of the border just to verify the stitch structure. I can’t see any obvious condition problems from the photos – overall very good.

330893949537   Sold for $212.780, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/c9y3vsj 1860 DELICATE HAND CHANTILLY LARGE SHAWL W/LOVELY FLORAL & TULIP DESIGN
Size: 57″ x 116″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 27, 2013 13:20:35 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A complex Chantilly triangular shawl.  The lower borders have huge drooping leaf motifs, almost shells. The rest is packed with dense floral designs. Large areas of half stitch are well controlled. One 5″ tear which is carefully photographed. Given the overall quality of the piece this isn’t so bad.

370782184097   Sold for $393.99, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/c85259u 1860 ELEGANT HAND FRENCH CHANTILLY SHAWL SHADED DETAIL LAVISH DESIGN ELEMENTS
Size: 58″ x 112″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 27, 2013 13:20:39 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A high end market Chantilly shawl. As displayed, the spray of flowers at the back point seems to float in mid air. The technical handling of the shading within the flowers is an interesting study in how to effectively pull this off within fairly large motifs. The ‘framing’ around the lower edge ovals is an unusual feature in Chantilly, using the gimp to achieve a curvilinear line-drawing effect totally within the half stitch.  There is so much going on in this piece – I wish there were a photo of the whole thing so one could see how it all fits together – especially the rather asymmetric mass of naturalistic flowers above the ovals. This is not a typical Chantilly shawl design. A few minor pulls and pinholes, basically very good condition.

330893949587   Sold for $1582.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/amw5y3e 1860 GORGEOUS HAND DONE FINE CHANTILLY LACE MOURNING SHAWL FLORAL DESIGN
Size: 54″ x 106″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 27, 2013 13:20:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A floral design Chantilly shawl. These large triangular shawls were meant to drape over the back of contemporary 2nd Empire hoop skirs and later bustle dresses.  This one has a border of large drooping oval laves and a large flower arrangement center back with swags of flowers along the upper border. Quite a typical design for a shawl like this. Excellent photos, you can clearly see the honeycomb stitch used throughout the piece. Seller cites minor pinholes and two small breaks, basically in very good condition.

370782184146   $112.50, 8 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/aehzkpf Antique Vintage HANDMADE LACE HANDKERCHIEF -C. 1900
Size: 14.5″ square
Starting Price: $68.00
Auction ends: Mar 29, 2013 15:03:06 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow_daisy, Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A handkerchief edged with both a Bucks insertion next to the cloth and a wider Bucks border around the edge.  The laces have been gathered to fit around the corners. I think there’s an overlapping join just below the upper left corner. The outer border is a geometric design, the inner one slightly more flora.  The condition looks very good from the photos.

281082421399   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/bdlcaf5 Antique Vintage 56″ LENGTH OF HANDMADE BRUSSELS LACE
Size: 6″ x 56″
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: Mar 29, 2013 18:19:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow_daisy, Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A narrow rectangular scarf of what I think I’ll call Duchesse de Bruxelles. It is of an unusually sophisticated design. Note the bands of Point de Gaze running down the long sides of the piece, which are overlapped by various bobbinlace elements like the fern leaves at the ends. There is no raised work in the needlelace, and there are a few ‘mode’ fillings in some of the flowers. The bobbinlace is crisp and beautifully executed. Very good condition overall.

281082468389   Sold for $203.51, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/bxmc8gz BINCHE HAND MADE BOBBIN LACE LAPPETS Ca 1750 RARE
Size: 6.5 cm to 9 cm x 50 cm each
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 30, 2013 15:00:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: I’d put these lappets earlier than 1750, by a decade or so. We don’t really know what Binche at this time looked like, since it was a minor industry compared to Valenciennes. Therefore laces under the name Valenciennes tend to cover a fairly broad range – here they are using a fairly regular ‘partridge eye’  ground.  You also see this in contemporary Mechlin pieces. The image of the flower pot is unusual, and the overall design is not quite as sophisticated as often seen. Still it is an impressive and well executed. As a collector I am a little bothered by the chopped off upper ends, but not too much. There is some discoloration and staining, and the set could stand a wash by a trained conservator. But basically good condition.

181105347777   $255.00, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/abblf2h FLEMISH HAND MADE BOBBIN LACE LAPPETS SQUARE ENDED Ca 1700
Size: 3.25″ x 56″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 30, 2013 15:05:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Square ended lappets predate the round ended ones, and this small motif style is first documented around 1690. It is a deliberate attempt to copy in bobbinlace contemporary Point de France efforts.  This piece (on the left below) is a set of lappets joined with a cut down cap back – I have something very similar in my collection (on the right). The ground in my example is picoted, in the one on Ebay it is plain. The Ebay one also has more experimentation in fillings and woven leaf elements. I like the condition on this one very much – smaller pieces like this often survive in pretty bad shape.

181102425697   PointdeFrance   $102.50, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/by2ta4u ITALIAN BURANO NEEDLE LACE Ca 1890 440 x 29 cms
Size: 11.4″ x 172″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 30, 2013 15:10:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A wide Burano needlelace border in a very collectible size. The pattern is a good interpretation of early Venetian needlelace motifs. Burano is made on a needlelace pillow, and the working method and thread gives the mesh a rather typical cloudy appearance. The cordonnet outline is also overcast onto the motif edges. This piece looks in very good condition, I don’t see any problems from the photos.

181101741065   $273.00, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/acpxlns SILK BLONDE HAND MADE BOBBIN LACE SCARF CAEN/BAYEUX Ca 1850 200x 30 cms
Size: 12″ x 80″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 30, 2013 15:15:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A French collector and I were discussion blondes the other day, and she notes that recent prices for good Normandy laces have recently increased due to the publicity they got at last year’s OIDFA meeting in Caen. Condition is always problematic with blondes, the very light mesh doesn’t survive well. So to find a piece in very good condition like this one is rare.  These laces were also made in Spain, and I think it is possible that this one has a Spanish origin. Basically because of the 6-pointed star fillings which is a Spanish characteristic. France more often preferred honeycomb stitch or nothing at all. It’s just a suggestion.

181102394370   Sold for $400.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/bwfapfb MECHLIN HAND MADE BOBBIN LACE LAPPETS Ca 1780
Size: 3.25″ x 36″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 30, 2013 15:20:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: An ‘assembled’ mechlin lappet scarf probably made up in the 19th century from mid 18th c borders. Note how each side of the piece is actually a Mechlin border arranged to match the patterns down the center.  And the outer edge is a later picoted border addition.  You sometime see this done in Mechlin cap backs – whether it was an original 18th c practice or a 19th c ‘adaptation’ (fake?) is unknown. The actual border used here is quite fine in technique, but the condition is short of good with many holes. There is a wax seal attached to one end, probably as the seller notes, from some past collector.

181102411932   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/aysbhaa CHANTILLY HAND MADE BOBBIN LACE 19th century 9 metres
Size: 13″ x 30 feet
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 30, 2013 15:25:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A wide, long Chantilly border with a fairly typical design of the later 19th c. No esprits in the net, and no ombre shading. One join.  A few tiny pulls in the net and occasional pinhole. It might have been detached from something – you can see a few stray threads in the engrelure. Basically good condition.

181105279727   $42.00, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/apfe4mt CHANTILLY HAND MADE BOBBIN LACE PARASOL COVER 19TH century
Size: 25″ diameter
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 30, 2013 15:30:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A fairly small Chantilly parasol cover with a design for 8 spokes. Nice design with morning glories.  I can’t tell much about the center hole, but the rest looks in very good condition.  There are so many machine made Chantilly parasol covers out there that it is nice to see a handmade one.

181105319373   $82.87, 6 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/aub9okf SPANISH SILK BLACK BLONDE BOBBIN LACE MANTILLA Ca 1850 HAND MADE
Size: 235 cm x 155 cm
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 30, 2013 15:30:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.  A Spanish Ret-fi blonde mantilla with a design sometimes referred to as ‘rococo’. Levey shows a similar object as plate 424 in “Lace: A History”, dating it to the late 19th c. This type always has three pieces – a rectangular section meant to go over the comb (peinata), a central oval or flattened triangular piece, and a deep border gathered around the edges. There are more of these out there than you might think and they are often mis-attributed as capes or shawls, or mistaken for machine pieces. Note the 6-pointed star filling that I was talking about in the blonde piece above.  This one looks very well done technically, and in very good condition.

181107015489   Sold for $567.00, 9 bidders.

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