Ebay Alerts! Twenty-three items – April 28, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/cxz87x2 ANTIQUE LACE UNBELIEVABLE! 40 METERS OF NARROW HAND MADE MECHLIN LACE EDGING
Size: 2 cm x 40 m (Probably, going by a lable. Amazing how much the script word ‘metres’ looks like ‘inches’, but I do think it says ‘metres’)
Starting Price: $375.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2013 14:06:30 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments:  Had to stare at this one a while.  It is indeed a very long, very narrow border of Mechlin. The width is much narrower than normal, yet the design is still a bit complex.  Nice regular work, which it would have to be given the length. Seller doesn’t know if it really is in one piece, and it has light age stains, overall good condition. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.

221218235757   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/bnl4gx4 ANTIQUE LACE-C. 17THC. MILANESE LACE CHALICE COVER
Size: 18.5″ x 16.5″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2013 17:41:59 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments:  This interesting panel of tape lace has tape design typical of Milanese, and the symmetry more like you see in the Abbruzi area. Not all of it is shown in the photo, but it appears the lower border is integral to the design. The sides look like something added later; the tape design appears interrupted like it was cut off. I’m guessing it was adapted from a larger flounce, wish I could see the upper border. Simple plaited fillings. The  elaborate picoted brides, almost like what is found in Gros and Flat Point needlelace.  Quite a striking, bold design. Condition looks very good, just a few small spots that I can see.

390583824514   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/cpfbbs9 ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 17THC. GENOESE LACE
Size: 7″ x 23.5″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2013 17:46:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments:  A very striking design – really wish there were more of it.  It has the look of pieces from the Sessa brothers books of the mid 16th c, but more advanced.  The woven leaves are a feature of Genoese lace, however the tape-like structure deviates from the more plaited design usually seen in Genoese bobbinlace.  Milanese of the early 17th c did occasional include a little leaf work. It bears some resemblance to plate 121 in Leavey’s “Lace, a History”, and she labels this Milanese from 1620-40.  Looks in very good condition considering the age.

390583825856   Sold for $413.99, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/cg23mxo Antique Irish Lace Collar Hand Made Fancy Ornate
Size: 15″ neckline, 6.5″ deep
Starting Price: $145.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2013 17:50:14 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gb-best, New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments:  An Irish crochet collar with densely worked motifs, raised work, and rather thin leaves  in many elements. Can’t tell how the picots are made. The design is pretty crowded, but it does have a nice kind of swirling flow. Seller cites light spotting, occasional missed stitch, basically good condition.

140958594361   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/d32d5vc Antique Bedfordshire English Bobbin Lace Collar
Size: 21″ x 5.5″ to 7.5″
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Apr 28, 2013 20:58:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller taste-t-vintage, Eureka, California, United States
Comments: This is the second dress front like this that this seller has offered (see Ebay Alerts 2/28/2013). I know it’s not a resale because I bought the first one. It is a bit heavier than I expected, and with the heavy gimp work, I think it is a Cluny variation, perhaps Miracourt.  Seller cites a few spots, but basically in very good condition.  Nice design, kind of Art Nouveau.

221216273821   Sold for $25.49, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/cs2j7hq Antique French Fairy Tales Handmade Lace Panel
Size: 9.5″ x 56″
Starting Price: $64.00
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2013 07:49:02 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller the*vermonter, Vergennes, Vermont, United States
Comments: A pictorial bobbinlace panel, quite wide and narrow.  Not sure where this could have originated.  Figural bobbinlace is often associated with Northern Italy, however that is basically pieced work and this is continuous. It shows the fable of the fox and the stork which appeared in La Fontaine, however was a much earlier story.  It has a kind of ring net ground, unusual. I’m wondering if this isn’t a Belgian piece, early 20th c.  Seller says it has been soaked and dried, with a few tiny breaks. Basically good condition.

161014001191 Sold for $129.10, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/caud5ho * Antique French ALENCON Needle Lace Floral Border / Edging *
Size: 1.5″ x 33″
Starting Price: $25.00
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2013 11:20:28 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow scalloped border of Alençon with réseau fin ground.  It has the more open toilé of the later 19th century, and note the firm horsehair through the picots on the edge. Rather subdued on fillings, but it’s a small piece and they are nicely done. The looks intact, but with a few repairs or pulls. One join in the center. Overall good condition.

161012873764   Sold for $51.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/cfujxgj Breathtaking Handmade Antique Honiton Lace Bridal Wedding Veil Circa 1870-1890
Size: 86″ x 68″
Starting Price: $799.00
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2013 11:23:44 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller chantillydreams, Mount Sinai, New York, United States
Comments: A large rectangular veil of Honiton applique on machine net.  Snails/slugs esthetic, well done motifs and good tally fillings.  The design around the borders has large flowers, rest of the design has a few scattered motifs in the corners and small buds used as esprits. The net is that lovely soft white drapey material that you find in Honiton applique. The condition appears exceptional; I can’t spot anything wrong from the photos.

281097129597   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/bqujfy9 Antique Hand Made Ecru Irish Crochet Lace Trim Lappet Collar Shamrocks
Size: 11.5″ max width, 3″-4″ deep
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2013 18:29:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller masonsmommom, Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Comments: An Irish crochet dress front, very densely worked motifs. It has that kind of carved ivory appearance. Mostly shamrocks, with a few pinwheels and flower heads. Picots look like chainstitch loops. I see one frayed chain center left that could be repaired. Overall good condition.

390583019261   Sold for $22.05, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/buuyt73 19thc Round Bonnet Veil Chantilly Bobbin Lace Mantilla Dentelle Main Voilette
Size: 15.7″ x 28.7″
Starting Price: $49.00
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2013 18:59:09 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A semi-circular Chantilly bonnet veil.  The edge at the top has holes to thread a ribbon through; t his would be gathered around a hat brim.  Lots of esprits in the main ground, narrow border outside.  A few holes near the top edge, especially at the right side. Basically good condition.

330896398348   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/cml82ew 18thc Brussels Bobbin Lace Kat Stitch Ground 114″ x 1.8″ Dentelle 2,90m x 4cm
Size: 1.8″ x 114.2″
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2013 19:01:10 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: long border of piece bobbinlace, the kat stitch or Point de Paris ground is really throwing me, although I think it i s original. Overall it looks mid 18th c.  I’m wondering if this might be an English Devon piece. That might account for the somewhat plain design. The design does tends to pop out better on the photo showing the entire length. Seller cites 2 joins, light pinkish spot, few loose brides. Basically good condition.

330896414902   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/cqeoz6b Antique Victorian Maltese Lace Silk Handkerchief
Size: ~12″ square
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Apr 29, 2013 22:20:35 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller trustecat50, United States
Comments: A Maltese handkerchief, with border of Maltese crosses, and an interesting leaf pattern inside.  A little stained on the inner silk cloth, but overall very good condition.  Nice interpretation of standard design elements.

261206182816   Sold for $21.55, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/cd4trec beautiful long victorian pale gold silk maltese lace flounce well executed
Size: 4″ x 100″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2013 03:40:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of pointed scalloped Maltese, heart shaped design.  Alternating fillings of Maltese Cross and leaf grids.  Nicely done, very good condition, and a collectible length.

350780681129   Sold for 49.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/cmcx9ss 5,2m de superbe dentelle ancienne,dentelle de CRAPONNE,couture linge ancien,
Size: 8 cm x 5.2m
Starting Price: 24.00 EUR
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2013 05:35:57 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ninou21patch, chez moi, FRANCE, France
Comments: One of those indeterminate guipures, call it Cluny and move on? Not really, seller says it is a Craponne piece, which is not inconceivable.  Nicely done, and a very long length.  Appears in very good condition.

370803817283   Sold for 24.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/dx7n22w Antique Black Lace and Tortoiseshell Hand Fan
Size: 20″ wide, 11″ tall
Starting Price: $99.99, $199.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2013 10:38:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller elisabethmc88, West Hempstead, New York, United States
Comments: Only one photo of this fan, but it seems to have a handmade Chantilly look.  Faux tortoiseshell sticks, and the lace is designed to be folded.  Seller indicates the silk backing is disintegrated, but lace and fans are very good condition.

261205297653   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/bwf2asd SUPERB LG HANDMADE Antique Vtg EDWARDIAN IRISH CROCHET LACE COLLAR DRESS FT
Size: 15.5″ neckline, 11″ along front panels
Starting Price: 2 days 5 hours from 4/28/2013 1:31 PM MST
Auction ends: Apr 30, 2013 10:38:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: A deep shawl collar of Irish Crochet.  Note the picoted edges of the motifs, quite an elegant touch.  Good raised work, and the picots on the brides appear to be chainstitch rings.  Looks a little bit dry, but that just might be the photos. Overall very good condition, very minor defects.

151020927276   151020927276a   Unsold as of 5/1/2013 1:38 PM MST

http://tinyurl.com/d8u3vus Antique Irish crochet handmade lovely large collar
Size: 18.5″ neckline, 8.25″ center back depth
Starting Price: 34.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 1, 2013 09:38:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep Irish Crochet collar.  Small rightly done motifs with interesting raised work. I think the picots are crocheted loops, a bit hard to tell.   The brides are quite thick, crocheted over a base.  A few minor pulls and breaks, basically very good condition.

271182502150   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/cendu7c Antique Brussels handmade lace nice shape collar
Size: 26″ neck edge, 3″ center back depth, 3.5″ end widths
Starting Price: 24.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 1, 2013 09:57:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse collar, rather on the Bruges side.  No needlelace that I can see. Good crisp motifs. Seller cites a few minor pulls on the brides, minor. Very good condition.

290904888577   Sold for 43.01 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/d65dfgb *18th century VALENCIENNES Early Bobbin Lace Antique Trim / Edging *
Size: 27″ x 1.25″, 3 pieces @ 13.5″ x 1″
Starting Price: $35.00
Auction ends: May 1, 2013, 10:30:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: Basically fragments of early 18th c Valenciennes, 5-hole ground with some snowflake fillings.  Good delineation of the design using only clothwork and some halfstitch – one of my favorite laces. Condition is short of good, many holes, but excellent study pieces.

161013586071   Sold for $59.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/d69gp37 Antique French VALENCIENNES Fine Lace Border – 80″Lx2″w (202x5cm)
Size: 2″ x 80″
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: May 1, 2013, 10:35:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: Later 18th century Valenciennes, round hole ground. The design looks a little more toward the 19th c, straight edge and no esprits in the ground. A well done piece, finer than it looks in the photos. Seller cites a faint stain, otherwise very good condition.

161013944634   Sold for $184.10, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/boosy4j * Antique Brussels Bobbin & Point de Gaze Lace – Pair Scarf / Stole Ends *
Size: each 9″ x 10.5″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: May 1, 2013, 10:35:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: Brussels Duchesse – seller is probably right and they are end pieces to a narrow scarf.  Raised rose petals in the Point de Gaze inserts.  Good, well balanced design, nicely worked. Appears in very good condition, just a few pinholes in the needlelace mesh.

161014000434   Sold for $156.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/cknke6x Antique Handmade Silk  Blonde Lace Bridal Veil c.1825 with Provenance
Size: 60″ x 54″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: May 1, 2013, 19:00:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller annacottage, Newtown, Connecticut, United States
Comments: This is a late addition to the Alerts. A high end Blonde veil or shawl, a large rectangular shape. Looks almost like a bonnet veil, but too big. Comes with a provenance apparently dating back to 1825 although the wording is not given in the listing. It is probabaly a Normandy piece, Caen or Chantilly. There are a few small holes racroc splits, at least two long repairs. I’ll call the condition very good considering its age and the delicacy of silk blonde. This is a very impressive piece.

370799183453   Sold for $1,093.99, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/caa6ohx BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE SHETLAND FINE COBWEB LACE SCARF STOLE SHAWL WRAP HAND WORKED
Size: 76 cm x 174 cm
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 2, 2013, 05:19:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller dianavee52, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A fine Shetland shawl, knitted of very fine probably handspun wool.  Well cared for, there are a few repairs. These are always quite impressive and don’t come up that often.  Basically good condition.

300894456775   Sold for 102.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

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