Ebay Alerts! Twenty-one items – June 23, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/lddt4hv Antique/vintage Brussels bobbin lace flounce 3 yards 25 ins. Pat Earnshaw coll
Size: 7″ x 3 yards
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 23, 2013 10:42:26 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  Ex coll Pat Earnshaw. A pieced bobbinlace border with droschel ground, 3rd quarter 18th c. One  join in about the center, and I think it’s cut down at the top from a larger piece. Many of the motifs aren’t complete at the upper edge. The motifs are tightly woven, good technique but a little plain in design. Some interesting fillings. It has an English Devon look, although we don’t know all that much about how to distinguish Belgian and English pieces from this period. Condition is short of good with many pulls in the ground, some small brown stains, and that join.

330941072082   Sold for 162.35 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lr5es8p AntiqueVictorian Honiton lace or similar collar & 4 cuffs Butterflies!
Size: not given
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 23, 2013 14:23:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments:  A neckpiece, two cuffs, and two short pieces of Honiton. The neckpiece and short pieces, which appear to be cuffs, seem to match in design.  Typical Honiton design overall, snail/slugs style, with some figural work in the form of butterflies. Seller cites minor repairs, and overall they look in good condition, very white in the photos.

360676322197   Sold for 19.86 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l8nqav9 Brussels Lace Veil Shawl Mantilla Scarf Bridal Wedding 72×38 EXQUISITE Antique
Size: 38″ x 72″
Starting Price: $149.99
Auction ends: Jun 23, 2013 18:00:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller laurengatsby, Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Comments:  A triangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. It is a bit small, the really spectacular shawls of this lace tend to measure in excess of 60″ x 120″. Still, it seems to do a good design job in the slightly smaller space. There is some strange neck treatment, a gather just below the upper back, and a wire sewn onto at least part of the top edge, as if someone were trying to create a collar piece.  Some holes in the tulle and discoloration in one corner, and I’m not sure what damage the ‘additions’ have done, if any. Basically is looks in good condition.

281123815598   Sold for $381.31, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m9ad9zf Antique Vtg VICTORIAN EDWARDIAN SILK MALTESE LACE WEDDING GROWN BRIDAL DRESS
Size: bodice length: 22″, width across shoulder 16″, skirt length front 40″
Starting Price: $9.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jun 23, 2013 19:01:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments:  A two-piece Edwardian gown with an unusual opportunity to see Maltese lace on a garment. There is a dress front with attached collar, lace covering the sleeves, bodice and attached to the skirt.  Seller indicates the fabric is silk. I won’t guess at the purpose of this garment, but it would be typical of a white day dress in Edwardian times for a very well to do family. Seller cites age yellowing and mild soiling, some loose spots in the lace with fraying at the sleeve edge. Other stains and defects noted in the listing, basically good condition.

151063328087   Sold for $999.99, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m3hjkc3 lovely antique maltese lace fascinator good work =large size
Size: 29″ x 64″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 24, 2013 03:51:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments:  A silk Maltese mantilla.  A roundel grid pattern in the center, edged with a border of Maltese crosses. Not much variation in design, but effective for the piece.  Seller cites a few small marks, one hole at one end and a few splits in the joins. Basically good condition.

350819460290   Sold for 59.88 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jvplems Antique Victorian Black East Midlands Bedfordshire lace flounce
Size: 4.75″ x 110″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: 2 days from 6/23/2013 8:15 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments:  A black silk Le Puy guipure narrow border.  Le Puy is famous for innovative grounds, here you see a kind of spider pattern. Another typical sign, motifs done in small areas of point ground.  This piece is nicely done, especially considering the narrow width. Seller cites 4 minor breaks and 2 larger holes, but doesn’t say where these are along the length.  Basically good condition, but I’d be a little concerned about those holes.

271179561297   Unsold as of 6/26/13 7:14 AM MST

http://tinyurl.com/kthdsmv Ant 1890s Victorian Tambour Bobbin Net Lace Wedding Veil 7 Feet Elaborate Work
Size: 15.5″ x 92″
Starting Price: $100.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jun 25, 2013 18:26:09 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gb-best, New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments:  A narrow rectangular embroidered net scarf.  Quite elaborate needlerun embroidery with varied fillings. It has that ‘Blonde de Caen’ look with the heavy motifs at the ends, smaller motifs around the border, and smaller still used as esprits in the ground. Seller cites a few pinholes, but overall it looks in very good condition.

130932836032   Sold for $100.00, Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/kcjnu2m ANTIQUE CREAM BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE NEEDLELACE ca. 1880
Size: 3-1/8″ x 74″ including heading
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: Jun 26, 2013 07:25:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller palexpo, Steinhausen, Switzerland
Comments:  A narrow border of Point de Gaze. No raised work, but some excellent ‘mode’ fillings. Good design for such a narrow piece, note the little pansies along the border. Minor pinholes in the net, overall very good condition.

111098717937   Sold for $96.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/n84d5hq Intricate Antique Handmade Mixed Brussels Lace Dress Front Insert
Size: 6.75″ x 15″
Starting Price: $4.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jun 26, 2013 07:25:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mctiques, Winterport, Maine, United States
Comments:  A triangular dress insert of Duchesse de Bruxelles, meaning duchesse bobbinlace with a Point de Gaze insert. Raised petals on the Point de Gaze rose. I’m impressed with the quality of the design and the technique on this piece. Note the interesting areas of half stitch in the trefoil leaves, also lots of bobbinlace raised work. Seller cites a small area of light staining, and I see one small separation at the top right. But overall it looks in very good condition.

390613596753   $49.56, 4 bidders, reserve not met.
Relisted Buy-it-now exercised for $99.00.

http://tinyurl.com/mdh9t6x ANTIQUE 19THC HAND BRUSSELS LACE SCARF WITH PT DE GAZE INSERTS
Size: 3.5″ x 44″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jun 26, 2013 08:20:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments:  A Duchesse de Bruxelles narrow scarf without raised wrok in the Point de Gaze inserts. A fairly conventional design, some good raised work on the bobbinlace. Rather stained throughout, this would probably be improved by appropriately conservative washing by an expert.  A few broken brides and the needlelace looks intact. Overall good condition.

330942653886   $60.00, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/mmozr5a ANTIQUE FINE HAND DONE FRENCH CHANTILLY LACE WIDE EDGING FLOUNCE
Size: 11″ x 90″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Jun 26, 2013 08:20:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments:  A Chantilly flounce with a good light design. Note the elaborate little edge at the top border, occasionally you see this rather than just a plain edge with attached engrelure. One join, at least one repair. The lace itself is looks mostly good condition, but the join is a little jarring.

370838306811   Sold for $45.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lyzjwv6 ANTIQUE HAND IRISH CROCHET LARGE PANEL COULD BE MADE INTO BOLERO?
Size: 27″ x 39″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jun 26, 2013 08:21:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments:  A rather pieced together panel of Irish Crochet. It looks rather obviously French in design, with motifs taken directly out of Dillmont’s  “La guipure d’Irlande”.  Note the heavy raised, closely worked motifs and elaborate grounds typical of French work. It’s ain interesting patchwork of well done lace, a little stained, overall good condition.

370838306825   Sold for $150.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kuv49r7 A GORGEOUS VINTAGE IVORY TENERIFE LACE EDGED SILK WEDDING HANDKERCHIEF
Size: not given
Starting Price: 3.50 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 26, 2013 09:17:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lomax9987, newton steward, Dumfries and Balloway, United Kingdom
Comments:  A ñanduti handkerchief, an older piece with finely worked roundels and extensive woven lattice fillings. The center is silk, question is, is the lace silk too? Possible, but it would be rare, and the photo isn’t detailed enough to tell.  It is a bit wrinkled, especially along the edges, but the lace looks in good condition.

111101752587   Sold for 21.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kxlyvnx Antique Brussels handmade lace lovely handkerchief
Size: 13.5″ square
Starting Price: 24.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 26, 2013 09:18:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments:  A handkerchief of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. A few simple needlelace fillings in the centers of flowers. The design is typical of good middle market products – and note the little monogram in the cloth.  A few pinholes and pulls in the tulle, overall good condition for this type of lace.

290934138740   Sold for 62.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mmxk94j 3 pcs. antique/vintage fine 18th century Brussels needle lace Pat Earnshaw coll.
Size: 3″ x 49″, 3″ x 50″, 2″ x 39″
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 23, 2013 10:42:26 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  Ex coll Pat Earnshaw.  Good examples of Belgian needlelace with droschel ground. The fillings are fairly elaborate, and there is the possibility that the elaborate fillings were done in France.  We find references to this procedure in literature, but don’t really know how to verify it.  The design is a good mid 18th century patten, quite detailed and crisp. The technique can be excellent – note the decorations within the little flower buds – raised work within the cloth stitch. Numerous small holes in the ground and one join in the narrower piece. Condition is a bit short of good, although that doesn’t matter much for pieces this rare.

231002688495   Sold for 211.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m6s92ja Antique Mechlin ? bobbin lace long length
Size: 2″ x 3 yards 32″
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Jun 27, 2013 07:20:57 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: I’ll call this a Lille point ground border. It has a fairly simple design, and the honeycomb stitch used as fillings looks a little skewed in places. This is a lace that could be turned out moderately quickly. Seller cites a few pulls, mainly at one end. Basically good condition.

290934646123   Sold for 28.01 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ly7h4b3 ANTIQUE VICTORIAN HONITON LACE COLLAR
Size: 17″ neckline, width 4.5″ to 6″
Starting Price: $70.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jun 27, 2013 08:18:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller quin1234limes, Green Valley, Arizona, United States
Comments: A collar of Duchesse de Bruxelles. Raised petals in the Point de Gaze inserts.  Conventional Duchesse motifs, arrangement si a little haphazard. Overall good condition.

300912421557   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lhjeyow Valuable Old Honiton Lace Collar
Size: 50″ long
Starting Price: 9.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 27, 2013 10:20:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller grot-uk-ltd, goodwick, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Honiton guipure with some documentation dated 1931. It is an older piece, good quality, quite far away from the snails/slugs esthetic. Small tightly woven motifs with a heavy woven and picoted bride ground.  It is rather wrinkled, and has a few repairs and loose spots. This would look pretty impressive with some attention. So I’ll call it basically good, salvageable condition.

221242742518   Sold for 39.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kt6qyzs Antique/vintage bobbin lace shawl
Size: 25.5″ x 2 yards 30″
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Jun 28, 2013 10:41:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  A rectangular shawl of a point ground lace, difficult to determine origin. Bucks is a possibility, but the fillings don’t look right. Or perhaps a Lille, however it seems to play with some shading by, I think, using threads of different weights in the flowers. One place that does do that kind of work is Bayeux, however there it was more a contrast between half and whole stitch. Although the overall design has a sort of Normandy flavor with the heavy borders at the ends.
So this one is definitely a puzzle.  That lower border also seems cut at the ends with the outer border added later. I’m going to go out on a limb on this one, I think the main body is machine tulle, and the esprits embroidered on. The nets in the two parts just don’t look the same, and I don’t see the racroc strips in the main body that I would expect. How it is joined to the lower edges is a puzzle. Wish I could get this one under the microscope. Overall looks in good condition.

231004060298   Sold for 39.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mrurvg7 ANTIQUE LACE-C. 19THC.BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE 80″ ,203CM
Size: 9.5″ x 80″
Starting Price: $595.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: 5 days 2 hours from 6/23/2013 10:01 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments:  A wide Duchesse flounce, excellent design and technique. Doesn’t look like there’s any needlelace, even little things in flower centers. This is a higher end market piece in very good condition.

390603580124   Sold for $595.00, Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/lwklctp ANTIQUE LACE-C. 19THC. BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE
Size: 11″ x 90″
Starting Price: $495.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: 5 days 2 hours from 6/23/2013 10:05 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments:  A flounce of bobbinlace application on machine tulle. A little needlelace used as decorative fillings. It has a short repeat, with a row of single sprigs in the upper ground. I think it has a remarkable presence, the motifs are well done and bold. Quite different from the typical application product. Note also the unusual picoted bride mesh used as a filling on the lower border. A minor holes and pinholes in the net, overall good condition.

390603580571   Unsold as of 6/29/13 7:23 AM MST.

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