Ebay Alerts! Seventeen items – May 19, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/azm86bk ANTIQUE LACE NICE HANDMADE VALENCIENNES LACE C 1880
Size: 1.5″ x 36″
Starting Price: $9.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 20, 2013 12:58:50 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments:  A length of square-meshed Valenciennes in a narrow border. Tightly worked with a fairly simple design of flowers and single spots in the ground. A little frayed on the picot edge in spots, basically good condition.

221228391672   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/a6eod9j ANTIQUE LACE LOVELY HANDMADE VALENCIENNES EDGING 93″ C 1880
Size: 1.5″ x 93″
Starting Price: $35.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 21, 2013 18:14:08 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments:  A narrow, long Valencinnes border, slightly scalloped with a typical design of flowers and spots.  3 joins. The mesh is more rounded than the border reviewed above. Overall good condition.

221228117051   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/b8ery8q Antique Brussels Mixed Bobbin & Point de Gaze Needle Lace Veil/Shawl Ex Cond
Size: 25″ x 110″
Starting Price: $100.00
Auction ends: May 21, 2013 19:00:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller 2posies4u, Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
Comments:  A rectangular scarf of bobbin and needlelace application on machine tulle, with scalloped edges, which is unusual. The needlelace is used in some raised petal Point-de-Gaze-like flowers and leaf sprigs, and in a few bobbinlace fillings. Good complex design, note the esprits in the ground. Comes with a great provenance. Looks a bit discolored in places, but the lace itself appears to be in very good condition.

230980537966   Sold for $289.00, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/a3fkho6 Bedfordshire bobbin lace collar and cuffs — white and wearable
Size: collar – 4.4″ x 18″ cuffs – 3.75″ x 8″
Starting Price: $5.00
Auction ends: May 22, 2013 09:26:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Comments:  A collar and matching cuffs of Bedfordshire bobbinlace – unusual for them to have survived together. The design resembles the ‘Rose and leaf’ pattern of the Bucks Cottage Workers Agency, probably early 20th c. Seller cites some breaks along the collar neck edge. The pieces look a little wrinkled, maybe a sign of earlier washing? Overall good condition.

140976893853a   140976893853   Sold for $11.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/byr9fhf ANTIQUE LACE RARE 18TH C HANDMADE FLEMISH NEEDLELACE LAPPETS
Size: 3″ to 3.5″ x 42″
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: May 22, 2013 11:17:30 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments:  A set of lappets, and I’m going to tend more to a French origin here. I had to get out the books on this one. The flat-grounded Flemish needlelaces of this period normally did not have the raised edge cordonnet, and the clothwork was more varied. (the raised edge in Flanders is associated more with the droschel-grounded needlelaces). There was a lot of crosstalk between France and Flanders at this time, even though they were in direct competition. Designs, of course, change over time, but the Flemish motifs tend to be larger. Levey in “Lace – A History” attributes a similar lappet and cap back set to France in figure 294, 1730’s (remember France includes Sedan, so there’s a possible origin there). What ‘mode’ fillings are here look more French to me than the contemporary Belgian work. Other figures in Levey that you can examine include plates 259, 260 and 273.   Seller cites many faults/separations and early repairs. I don’t care about any of that, this is an amazing set technically, and of a type that rarely comes to market.

221227654106   Sold for $899.79, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/amrn6lz EVENTAIL 19ème DENTELLE FUSEAUX DUCHESSE BRUGES NEEDLE LACE FAN fächer ventaglio
Size: 45 cm x 24 cm open
Starting Price: 129.00 EUR
Auction ends: May 22, 2013 12:44:36 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, Paris, France
Comments:  A fan of good quality Bruges bloemwerk with amber sticks and an elaborate monogram. It’s not a large fan, and the large lace motifs seem a little overpowering. The condition looks very good from the photos.

111075432346   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/b8e2lbs Lovely Large Antique Fine Cotton Lawn Honiton Lace Handkerchief
Size: 15″ square
Starting Price: 8.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 22, 2013 12:45:43 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, Paris, France
Comments:  A Honiton handkerchief, snails/slugs period.  The motifs are tightly woven, and note the interesting use of the square tallies in the corner motifs.  A few broken brides create the appearance of several holes, but I don’t think this is serious, and could be repaired. Overall good condition.

360657671756   Sold for21.59 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/b6cpf4m Ethereal 19th C. Silk Blonde Bobbin Lace Edging
Size: 3″ x 50″
Starting Price: $20.00
Auction ends: May 22, 2013 13:59:59 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Comments:  A border of Blonde bobbinlace. Probably French Blonde de Caen origin due to the use of the honeycomb stitch filling. Maybe earlier 19th c due to the very light appearance and extensive use of halfstitch. This is a lace that doesn’t survive well over the years.  Condition is short of good with all the holes, but it doesn’t come up too often.

140977107216   Sold for $20.00 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/bgv6fuz Early Antwerp/Potten Kant Style Bobbin Lace Yardage
Size: 2.25″ x 41″
Starting Price: $50.00
Auction ends: May 22, 2013 14:35:44 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Comments:  Potten Kant wasn’t really a type of lace, it was more a style. It was made extensively throughout the low countries primarily for the Dutch market. It is a heavier lace with the symmetric flower pot and flowers. This is a good example, probably 19th century, although it was made in both 18th and 19th centuries. I think the fond chant/6-pointed star/kat stitch plaited ground is a later development.  The bottom edge has some damage in places, unfortunate, since good examples of this lace don’t come up too often. Somebody needs to do some research on this style and write a book.

140977129903   Sold for $50.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/asn4cku Lovely Antique Handmade Lace & Mother of Pearl Fan-Point de Gaze
Size: 8.5″ long
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 23, 2013 12:00:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller baraud, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Brussels Duchesse fan with mother of pear/abalone sticks. Raised petal rose in the center Point de Gaze insert. The lace is a bit conventional in design, but the condition of both lace and sticks is very good.

350796588934   Sold for 127.00 GBP, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ab6smzx BURATTO PANEL ITALIAN 16th CENTURY EXTREMELY RARE 147 x 27 cms
Size: 10.5″ x 58″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: May 23, 2013 15:00:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments:  A silk embroidered leno-weave (buratto) net from the Jane Page collection. It does look like it extends upward on both ends, but that part is cut off. There is also some not very good darning repairs done to the net. As to age. Buratto was an easier way to make lacis, which was done on a hand knotted net. There is an early pattern book  called ‘Buratto’ by Alessandro Paganino date 1532.  Examples of this lace are usually dated starting late 16th century, but it was made all the way to the 19th and early 20th centuries. Probably there are places still making it today. So we have to go a lot on style in dating these things. From the style of the design I think an early 17th c date is not out of place. Although with a piece this old and no early provenance, you have to be very careful. Condition is good considering the age.

181126215934   Sold for $750.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/a6j3j8u BINCHE HAND MADE BOBBIN LACE LAPPETS Ca 1750 RARE
Size: 50 cm x 9 cm to 6.5 cm each
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: May 23, 2013 15:00:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments:  These lappets, which I would call Valenciennes since we really don’t know that much about the small Binche industry of the time, have been cut at the ends, but are otherwise in very good condition. Just a few small stains which would clean up nicely when appropriately washed. The design is a repeat of flowers in a pot with an extensive ground of the snowflake variation called oeil de perdrix (partridge eye). Probably made sometime in the 1730’s.  The design isn’t quite as exciting as some, but it is a rare, beautifully made set.

181123564788   Sikd fir /4559,99m 5 budders,

http://tinyurl.com/bbpebxn VENETIAN GROS POINT NEEDLE LACE DRESS FRONT 17th CENTURY
Size: 95 cm long, 50 to 18 cm wide
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: May 23, 2013 15:20:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments:  An excellent example of gros point which has been remade into what is probably an insert for a dress or skirt. The lace has a beautiful carved ivory appearance, with great impact from the simple use of variations in the clothwork.  The raised edges are rather plain but highly sculpted – a sign of an earlier piece, perhaps mid 17th c.  I’m of the firm opinion that there’s nothing in needlelace that you can’t learn from a good piece of early Gros Point. All this reassembly is connected by some kind of later Venise bands.  Condition, given the reworking, is very good.

181123585067   $13.00, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/apalwsy BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE CAP BACK Ca 1760
Size: 26 cm x 22 cm
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: May 23, 2013 15:20:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments:  A cap back of Brussels Bobbinlace with droschel ground, around 1760 is good. Well done motifs with raised edges and a few interesting fillings – not much. The design is a little scattered, it’s a large area to fill with a lot of small motifs. But the basic Louis XV design is intact.  A few stains, some pulls, pinholes and small repairs. Basically good condition considering the age. There is a wax seal attached from some past collector.

181125115465   Sold for $150.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/bzv5bxj Large Bertha Collar ~ Antique Honiton or Brussels Bobbin Lace
Size: 38″ neckline. 25″ x 24″ laid flat.
Starting Price: $24.00
Auction ends: May 23, 2013 18:05:44 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments:  A bertha of Bruges Bloemwerk. This is an unusual form for this lace, and it doesn’t seem to have an opening. I almost wonder if it was originally the edging for some kind of table linen.  But it works well as a collar. The motifs are quite large and tightly woven. Very good condition, very minor discoloration in one spot.

121111689734   Sold for $39.01, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/a5zh8t8 Antique/vintage 18th century Brussels needle lace 3 yards 8 ins.
Size: 2″ x 3 yards 8″
Starting Price: 24.95 GBP
Auction ends: May 24, 2013 10:03:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.  A Brussels needlelace with droschel ground. The design seems to be flowers in pots (seems to be a theme today) alternating with flower sprays. Good and varied fillings. The design is quite naturalistic, overall this is an excellent example – you see bobbinlace with the droschel ground quite often, but needlelace is much rarer.  Dates around the mid 18th c.  This is a long, collectible piece in very good condition considering its age.

230982374018   Sold for 256.79 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/aejfd8g Antique/vintage Mechlin lappets circa 1750 – pots of flowers
Size: not given
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: May 24, 2013 10:38:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  Ex. col. Pat Earnshaw.  A joined pair of Mechlin lappets. More flower pots. Actually, 18th c pieces with images other than flowers are a bit rare. Good Mechlin lappets also don’t come up that often. This one looks cut at the top before joining. There are numerous small holes, and the edges are very ragged as the seller notes. So the condition is short of good.

330924951964   Sold for 207.99 GBP, 6 bidders.

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