Ebay Alerts! Eleven items – June 16, 2013

Size: 7.5″ x 13.5″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jun 17, 2013 18:46:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lmlantiques, Montevideo, Uruguay
Comments:  A rigid fan with a Duchesse de Bruxelles leaf and carved bone handle. I have no idea if the lace is original to the piece, although it doesn’t look like a cut out piece. Then again I’ve never seen something like this with a lace leaf before, so the lace could have been a replacement. Whatever, it is interesting.  One Point de Gaze insert with a raised petal rose and some unfortunate serious holes in the mesh. The bobbinlace looks in good condition, but taken all together the lace is a bit short of good. Nice carving on the handle.

400508474277   $51.00, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/lq7pv4e Antique/vintage Bucks bobbin lace hat veil Pat Earnshaw
Size: 21″ x 40″
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 18, 2013 10:11:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  Ex coll. Pat Earnshaw.  A bonnet veil of Bucks, which like most large point ground pieces is made in strips (4.5″ wide) joined together with racroc stitch.  I’m a little puzzled by the lower border where it meets the sides. The larger motifs are cut off at the sides so the design doesn’t quite fit the space (same comment on the little bell shaped flower just above the lower right corner). And on the last photo which is a closeup of this area, there appears to be a section added in which overlaps some of the lower border work. And the gimp on the inner edge of the side border looks a little thick, almost like it’s a separate piece sewn on to the edge. Although I must say I’d like to get it under the microscope to see exactly what is going on here. But I do think all this was original to the design which is quite effective. One small hole lower left corner, occasional other minor defects, but overall good condition.

330938545279   Sold for 242.55 GBP, 9 bidders.

Size: 35″ neckline, 95″ outer edge, 7″ deep
Starting Price: $190.00
Auction ends: Jun 18, 2013 18:24:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow_daisy, Brielle, Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Comments:  An Duchesse bertha with interesting design elements especially along the neckline. No Point de Gaze or other needlelace elements, and it’s a tribute to the lace that it doesn’t need any.  Well done motifs, good raised work, and an overall pleasing design. Seller cites a few age spots and a little wear on the inside edge.  Overall good condition.

281120455516   Sold for $190.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kn8f74j Vtg Antique Irish Crochet Lace Bertha Collar
Size: 16″ neckline, outer edge 55″, 7″ deep
Starting Price: $29.00
Auction ends: Jun 18, 2013 19:10:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kzfisch, Brielle, New Jersey, United States
Comments:  An Irish Crochet collar with quite a light, airy design. Unusual for this normally heavy lace. It’s basically a study in circular motifs, even in the inner cloth-like part. They almost look like snowflakes. A little discolored, but overall very good condition.

230997966094   Sold for $29.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/l3rs6gr Antique Bobbin Lace and Celluloid Fan
Size: 8″ long, 14″ wide
Starting Price: $80.00
Auction ends: Jun 19, 2013 03:11:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller dme830, North Ridgeville, Ohio, United States
Comments:  A small Duchesse de Bruxelles fan with amber sticks. One large Point de Gaze center insert with raised petal roses.  The lace is a typical Duchesse design. A few small frayed spots, overall good condition. The fan comes with the original tassel, and apparently no damage to the sticks. Which for a fan like this makes it a rare complete survivor.

121125707516   Sold for $102.50, 3 bidders.

Size: 80″ x 110″
Starting Price: $4,999.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: 3 days 2 hours from 6/16/2013 7:55 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments:  Large pieces of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net come up all the time and may or may not be made as bridal veils. But there’s no question on this one – the oval shape and the plain area for the head at one end is a classic bridal veil shape. The design of flowers and leaves is naturalistic with well worked small motifs. Just a few needlelace accents in the centers of flowers.  The design covers the entire space well, with a light grid of esprits in the headpiece area. The condition is excellent; a rare survivor in an important genre.

161030033118   Unsold as of 6/22/2013, 9:50 AM MST

http://tinyurl.com/lpfjr3z Lovely Antique Handmade Lace Fan-Length 14 inches
Size: 14″ long
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 19, 2013 12:00:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller baraud, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Duchesse fan with carved and shaped bone sticks.  Quite an elaborate pattern although a bit scattered in the design. Good raised work in the bobbinlace, no Point de Gaze inserts. The lace has some discoloration mainly from glue, and there are repairs to the sticks.  Overall good condition.

310687463204   Sold for 51.99 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kt3nxg5 Antique Needle Lace Collar
Size: 39″ long, 5″ deep at center
Starting Price: $199.00
Auction ends: Jun 19, 2013 19:00:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments:  A Venise needlelace collar, probably Belgian  looking at how the clothwork is done and the cordonnet buttonholed on. The motifs are quite light for a piece like this, indicating the use of a finer thread thread. Note the interesting fillings, and the diamond shaped windows in the clothwork.  I don’t see any obvious defects, maybe just a little fraying in places where the cordonnet terminates, but that’s minor. The edges of the motifs are also a bit wavy, sometimes this is an indication of washing, but hard to tell for certain. Overall good condition.

261229724609   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kj78bp6 FABULOUS flounce antique Brussels Point d Gaz Needlelace handmade mid 19th c
Size: 58″ x 7″
Starting Price: 50.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 20, 2013 10:41:30 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garchick, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Point de Gaze border with raised petal roses and extensive ‘mode’ decorative fillings. Note the cup-shaped raised petals, sign of a particular manufacturer who unfortunately we don’t know the name. Good romantic design, well executed. It looks in very good condition, I don’t see any problems from the photos.

261230105712   Sold for 86.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

Size: 40.25″ neckline, 88″ outside edge, 7″ max depth
Starting Price: $299.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: 4 days 5 hours from 6/16/2013 8:37 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, Hydes, United States
Comments:  A bertha collar of Duchesse de Bruges, basically a very well done Bloemwerk. Note the little islands in the bridework, typical of Bruges, and also the elaborate flowers with raised work. The design is quite striking, scattered flowers and leaves yet with a kind of windswept openness. A nice looking piece in very good condition, just some age yellowing.

161031061803   Unsold as of 6/22/13 9:51 AM MST

Size: 52″ inside edge, 4.75″ max width
Starting Price: $249.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: 4 days 7 hours from 6/16/2013 8:46 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, Hydes, United States
Comments:  A Bloemwerk collar with long front ends and a separate added neckpiece. Good simple design appropriate for the long frontpieces. Some age yellowing, very minor defects, basically very good condition.

161031107980   Unsold as of 6/22/13 9:51 AM MST

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