Ebay Alerts! Twenty-four items – May 30, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/qcrpmsk Two small lengths antique/vintage Honiton lace – bird and butterfly
Size: each 2.5″ x 17″
Starting Price: 4.95 GBP
Auction ends: May 31, 2013 10:52:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  Two short lengths of Honiton Point lace. That’s Honiton motifs with a needle-made ground. This one has figures of butterflies and birds, and is nicely done with good square tally fillings. Snails/slugs esthetic.  Unfortunate that it has been cut; the lace itself looks in very good condition.  One end of each has been finished, and I don’t think the two cut ends match.

330928934626   Sold for 36.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p9gp8qj Antique Cream Silk Maltese Lace Lappet & Dress Sleeves
Size: lappets: ~5.5″ (narrowest) x ~69.5″.  Sleeves 5″ (widest) x 13″ laid flat
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 31, 2013 11:25:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller colls.fy, Scotland, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Maltese lappet scarf and two sleeves. I don’t think the two sets match, but with Maltese things can always look fairly similar. Both are typical assemblies of Maltese crosses and flower motifs, with a little guipure work on the ends of the sleeves. Hard to tell the exact design of the sleeves.  Seller cites a few re-attachments needed, and some storage marks on the lappet scarf. Some minor fraying on the edges of the scarf. Overall both look in good condition.

271211936362   Sold for 37.30 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oz9k7yh Pretty antique/vintage Honiton lace collar with roses, thistles and butterflies
Size: not given
Starting Price: 4.95 GBP
Auction ends: May 31, 2013 11:13:57 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  A narrow collar of Honiton guipure with figural butterfly work. This is a more advanced design piece, well out of the snails/slugs era.  Lots of raised work, good tallies, and note the delicately picoted brides.  It has the long feathery leaves and more naturalistic roses that you sometimes see in better pieces. Overall very good condition.  Same provenance as the two pieces reviewed above.

330928937671   Sold for 181.00 GBP, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/njub78u Early Milanese bobbin lace yard long study piece – Collectors
Size: 3.5″ x ~ 1 yard
Starting Price: $38.00
Auction ends: May 31, 2013 20:03:44 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Comments:  An interesting piece with the great decorated clothwork that is so characteristic of the best early Milanese. But I hesitate to assign it there just yet.  The weaving is a bit loose, and the lower border isn’t quite as elaborate as one might expect in Milanese.  Yet I’m not quite sure where else to put it. Let me speculate Italian, but a later piece.  Seller cites some repairs and lots of replaced brides.  Basically good condition.

140983590769   Sold for $73.05 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p6522ea HM Antique Vtg BELGIAN BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE WEDDING HANDKERCHIEF HANKY
Size: 13.5″ square
Starting Price: $399.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: 1 day 11 hours from 5/30/2013 10:13 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments:  A Duchesse de Bruxelles handkerchief.  The bobbinlace is a bit off the standard Duchesse designs, more delicate with smaller motifs- more in the Ghent style.  I especially like the rather open texture outside edge bordered with small buds.  Good Point de Gaze inserts, no raised work. Seller cites some age discoloration, but overall the lace looks in very good condition. Especially the Pt de Gaze mesh.

161019156438   Unsold as of 6/3/2013, 6:41 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/qy96y7e Beautiful Antique Victorian Cream Maltese Type Wide Berthe Lace Collar 60cm diam
Size: 23 cm deep, 60cm diameter laid flat
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 01, 2013 03:23:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sandyfhbeating, TONBRIDGE, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments:  A bit of the puzzle, and the seller does a good job in the discussion.  It looks like Maltese, with the sun roundels and the big teardrop shape against the neckline. Also mats of woven leaves.  But overall it’s a more delicate piece, and the outer plaited edge and the interface between the inner and outer layers is more Beds.  It is a bit of a mystery, but I’ll tentatively go with Beds. Neck edge and closing edges are a bit worn, overall good condition.

221230334192   Sold for 16.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kopne9d Gorgeous Antqu Edwardian Irish Crochet Lace Mantle Collar Bertha Raised Flowers
Size: 16″ across neck opening, 6″ deep
Starting Price: $17.99
Auction ends: Jun 01, 2013 17:00:17 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller 4leeny, New Ipswich, New Hampshire, United States
Comments:  A deep shawl collar of Irish Crochet.   Large motifs, appropriate to the size of the piece, with good raised work in flower centers.  Even some relief on the trefoils. Picots on the brides look like crocheted loops.  A nice example, seller cites some soiling, but generally it looks in very good condition.

171044313339   171044313339a   Sold for $81.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m4eu93e Yards of Handmade Valenciennes bobbin lace edging
Size: 2.25″ x 2-1/4 yards
Starting Price: $38.00, $65.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jun 01, 2013 19:23:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Comments:  A long Valenciennes square-mesh edging with a sprig border and small leaves used as esprits in the ground. Note the straight lower edge.  It does look a bit used, with numerous holes in the ground and around the one end that I can see.  Condition is a little short of good.

140984309555   Sold for $38.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kkuod8d ANTIQUE LACE – BRUSSELS APPLIQUE /CARRICKMACROSS LACE 7 FT. LONG
Size: ~4.5″ x 7 feet
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 02, 2013 09:55:02 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments:  A long border of muslin applique on machine tulle. The motifs are attached with tambour chain stitch, generally a sign of Belgian work.  Carrickmacross always uses a cordonnet overcast onto the net for the motif edges.    There are a few small holes in the tulle, overall good condition.

190847506806   Sold for 54.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k5gzdtr Antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse bertha
Size: 34″ neckline, 6.5″ deep
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 02, 2013 10:14:22 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  An interesting bertha of Duchesse, a few needle-made fillings, but no Point de Gaze.  It is a little on the Bruges side; no raised work, and plain cordonnet edges.  Still the design is above average, and the little picoted rings on the outer edge are great.  Seller says this has been washed and has some yellowing at the back neck edge. Overall good condition.

330929985728   Sold for 68.66 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lllp88o 2 short lengths antique/vintage Mechlin lace 59ins
Size: 4″ x 32″ and 59″
Starting Price: 4.95 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 02, 2013 10:32:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  The mesh here looks like a point ground, which would put it in the Lille category. The woven tally esprits in the ground, and the slightly feathery delicate appearance of the motifs look more like Beveren, although it lacks a straight lower edge.   I think it’s more a Lille or possibly Arras piece. Very outside chance it’s Tønder.  Several pulls and pinholes n the mesh, but basically good condition.

330929997693   Sold for 15.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lktjj9b Amazing antique Victorian tambour lace wedding handkerchief w. monogram
Size: 35 cm x 36 cm
Starting Price: 62.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 02, 2013 10:03:17 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kircudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments:  A tambour embroidered net handkerchief with 3-letter monogram.  Good design, finely done work, and the condition appears very good.  This piece has a very nice presence.

200928015978   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mk2pmne ANTIQUE LACE – BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE LENGTH 6 FT. 4 INCHES
Size: 2.5″ x 6 ft 4″
Starting Price: 38.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 02, 2013 10:35:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments:  A long, narrow length of Point de Gaze.  Fairly conventional design, no raised work. Nice 8-pointed star ‘mode’ fillings along the edge. The condition looks very good from the photos, just a few pinholes.

190847529208   Sold for 63.55 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mbmser4 Antique/vintage 18th century Brussels bobbin lace edge with birds. 65 ins
Size: 3.2″ x 65″
Starting Price: 24.95 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 02, 2013 10:38:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.  A border of Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground. The repeat includes a bird with outspread wings. The motifs are very finely done with interesting lattices of bobbin fillings.  I see a few small holes here and there, but overall the condition of this piece is extremely good for the age, 3rd quarter 18th c.

330930001682   Sold for 261.60 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ktcnzrv Stunning Length Antique 19th Century Hand Made Irish Lace Suitable Bridal Veil
Size: 2 feet x 3 yards
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 02, 2013 13:00:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller objaydah, Braunton Devon, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Crinoline flounce of Brussels needlelace applique on machine net in a very collectible size.  Bobbinlace applique is seen all the time, but a piece of needlelace applique of this size and quality is rare. Excellent design, enhanced with all the esprits in the ground; definitely an high-end market product.  Seller cites 6 faint small rust stains, 6 small holes and pinpricks, one small tear at bottom. All that is minor for a piece of this importance, so I’ll rate the condition very good.

321130792218   Sold for 591.00 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lotwzfl ANTIQUE LACE – BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE LENGTH
Size: 4″ x 53.5″ (one join near one end)
Starting Price: 55.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 02, 2013 14:01:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments:  I’ll go with a Bruges attribution on this, mainly because of the little islands in the bride work, and the rather large conventional, although very well done, motifs.  The focus in the photos is sometimes a bit off making it hard to see the weaving structure.  A little worn on the top edge, some broken brides, basically good condition. Note one join near one end.

190847622340   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/leef94j VINTAGE MALTESE CREAM SILK LACE STOLE
Size: 16.5″ x 56″
Starting Price: 23.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 03, 2013 07:15:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kimsucadi, Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Maltese scarf with an interesting lattice-like ground. It really makes the piece.  Condition looks good, a little hard to tell with only one closeup. The edges look a little uneven, but that just might be some wrinkling.

300910356502   Sold for 23.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/m9zhdop Antique Honiton handmade lace handkerchief w embroidered name Theresa
Size: 13.5″ square
Starting Price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 03, 2013 07:15:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments:  An interesting handkerchief that looks like Honiton, but with a very atypical design. The leaves look like a plant we call arrowroot in the US, although it’s probably something else in the UK.  It still has that kind of continuous tape-like design that you often see in Devon work. Very minor defects, very good condition.

290922599941   Sold for 39.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kmgpqor Antique Brussels handmade lace lovely lappet
Size: 4″ widest, 2.5″ narrowest x 37.5″
Starting Price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 03, 2013 08:36:43 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments:  A lappet scarf of Bruges Bloemwerk, finely worked and tightly woven.  Quite a bold, crisp design.  Seller cites a few pulls but basically very good condition.

290922605466   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ku8shpw Antique Honiton bobbin lace handmade lovely Fall Cap Thistles & Flowers
Size: 9.5″ mid center x 52″
Starting Price: 49.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 03, 2013 08:45:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments:  A fallcap of Honiton Point lace, that is, Honiton motifs with a needle-made ground.  The design looks a bit thrown together, with snails/slugs elements along with more sophisticated roses and thistles. Note the big feathery leaves in the endpieces, and the extensive girds of tally fillings. It’s a nice example, I’m just not entirely sure of what.  Looks in very good condition from the photos.

290922609639   Sold for 49.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/ma6jzky Antique Brussels handmade lace lovely  length
Size: 3.25″ x 3 yards 26.5″
Starting Price: 34.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 03, 2013 09:45:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments:  A good example of a well done but middle market bobbinlace applique on machine net from Belgium. It does have a few accents, needlelace ring fillings and and esprits in the ground. And the condition appears very good, I don’t see any problems in the photos, and from what I can see the tulle looks intact. That’s unusual for this kind of lace.

290922640436   Sold for 34.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/n64e8ds Pretty Piece of Antique Honiton Lace 26″ x 4″
Size: 4″ x 26″
Starting Price: 8.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 03, 2013 11:42:48 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller isohex, Tyne-Wear,, United Kingdom
Comments:  A short piece of Honiton, with an interesting design. The style is still rather snails/slugs, but the lower edge of scallops with good fillings brings this piece above the average. A few loose spots, some small stains, but overall good condition.

360665653011   Sold for 21.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/maarwfc An Exquisite Antique Honiton Lace Collar/lappet
Size: 99 cm long, 12  cm max depth
Starting Price: 32.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 03, 2013 11:55:36 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, London, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Honiton shawl collar with long front ends. Good naturalistic design of roses and leaves, breaking out of the snail/slugs mode.  It’s a little hard to see details with all the sunlight streaming in the photos, but from what I can see it looks in very good condition.

281113673008   281113673008a   Sold for 38.59 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lsqo2xr Fan/Eventail #1-Huge Belgian Brussels Bobbin Lace, nice sticks guards tassel
Size: 14″ long
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: Jun 03, 2013 14:34:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller betsycrnfa, Mesa, Arizona, United States
Comments:  A Duchesse fan on the Bruges side with standard design motifs a bit loosely woven.  It is very complete with carved sticks and a tassel. Quite large, the lace is a little aged in color, and in good condition. One repair to the tassel loop, the rest of the fan structure looks intact.

400497817616   Sold for $59.00, 4 bidders.

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