Ebay Alerts! Ten items – July 18, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/oskp2zr Rare, fabulous huge antique Maltese lace shawl 70 x 26″. Excellent condition
Size: 26″ x 70″
Starting Price: 49.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 20, 2013 00:49:22 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller skellywash, PRESTON, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Comments:  This looks like a mantilla of white silk Maltese lace, but I’m not so sure.  There are no Maltese crosses, and the center insert has an almost Torchon like quality. I’ve also never seen the ‘point’ ground used as a filling the the outer guipure. Still, for lack of anything else definite I’ll call it Maltese, but also note that similar work was done in France and Russia.  Seller cites a few brown spots, and I’m not so sure that there aren’t a few small holes along the border near the points – photos not close enough to tell for sure. Basically very good condition.

171072432882   Sold for 49.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

Size: 9.5″ long, 16″ wide
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 20, 2013 12:06:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller dbjbothbears, Chester, United Kingdom
Comments:  I’m not certain that this is Chantilly; the design is a bit plain, and I dno’t see the fillings one might expect, except perhaps used in the banding along the top, bottom and ends. Advisable to write the seller to get some closeups.  This is a real mourning fan, with the black lace and black sticks.  Looks in overall good condition, however there are no closeups, and the seller provides limited information.

200942655928   Sold for 52.90 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mwtk93t Antique Needle Lace Trim 39 Inches Long
Size: 2.75″ x 39″
Starting Price: $10.00
Auction ends: Jul 20, 2013 12:27:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sudio143, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, Untied States
Comments:  It is difficult to really examine this piece since most of the photos are taken from the back side. Appears to be a 19th c Belgian Venise copy from the loosely spaced buttonholed cordonnet – same technique is used in Point de Gaze. It has a good bold design, only one break along the upper edge. Basically very good condition.

111118668499   Sold for $36.01, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kvxu4l6 Antique Lace Doily Tablecloth Needle Lace Tape Lace
Size: 36″ diameter, lace 7″ deep
Starting Price: $10.00
Auction ends: Jul 20, 2013 13:38:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sudio143, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, Untied States
Comments:  A Cantu bobbinlace table linen. Might be a Belgian piece – I don’t really see the rolls of threads broken out of the tapes to form new branches. The motifs look more separate, and sewn in to the main design – more a Belgian technique.  Not certain here. A few broken brides, basically good condition.

111118714884   Sold for $21.52, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jwz7hor ANTIQUE LACE – 18THC BRUSSELS LACE LENGTH 33 INCHES (84 CMS)
Size: ~2″ x 33″
Starting Price: 85.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 20, 2013 14:18:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, Untied States
Comments:  A border of mid 18th c Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground. The work is quite fine, and note the snowball fillings in the ribbon motifs. I don’t think it has been cut down. A bit hard to determine the condition since it was photographed on a light blue ground making it hard to see details. Seller cites minor broken brides and tiny brown spots – basically very good condition for the age.

190871030268   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mw3yzjh Gorgeous Vintage Maltese Lace Collar, Bertha, Shawl, Scarf
Size: 5″ x 40″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Jul 20, 2013 17:00:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller 4leeny, Ipswich, New Hampshire, United States
Comments:  A bertha collar of Maltese lace.  Good guipure throughout, with a slight variation of the Maltese cross on the inner layer.  Looks a bit wrinkled and perhaps discolored around the neck. Just speculation, but there might have been a very narrow border around the neckline at one time. Overall good condition.  Nice to see a seller from Ipswich, although the lace is definitely not.

171071249176   Sold for $28.45, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lvlwt28 Antique/vintage English needle lace collar – circa 17th/18th C
Size: not given
Starting Price: 44.95 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 21, 2013 10:37:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  I think this is an early English flat needlelace because of the knotted stitches (very typical of 17th c England), and the slightly random design. Where it is in entirely original condition would need detailed examination  under a microscope. The design is fairly symmetric, breaking down a bit in the middle. I haven’t seen this kind of edge treatment before.  Very interesting piece, and it looks in very good condition. Sometimes pieces like this have words or dates included in the clothwork, but I don’t see anything obvious here.

231015917170   Sold for 182.77 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l7y36hp Antique 19th century handmade Honiton lace tambour applique mantilla shawl
Size: 50 cm x 267 cm
Starting Price: 72.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 21, 2013 10:50:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments:  A rectangular shawl of Honiton applique on machine net. Black examples like this do show up occasionally, and it’s hard to tell if they are dyed or original. The design on this one is a little ‘pieced’ together, with different kinds of large flower sprays scattered about, but still with a symmetry. Very minor broken brides and pulls in the net, basically very good condition.

200943874076   Sold for 72.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/n3843y6 Antique Needle Lace Collar Circular Ruffle Trim Circle Lace
Size: neck edge 35″, depth ~4.5″
Starting Price: $10.00
Auction ends: Jul 21, 2013 11:47:21 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sudio143, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Duchesse de Bruges bertha, with a good dense design. Motifs are a little large, well done and nicely assembled. A few separations and perhaps one missing motifon the neck edge, but basically very good condition.

111119390795   Sold for $36.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kdj7soy Fine antique 18th Century georgian lenght deep all hand made Brussels lace
Size: 11″ x 68″
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 21, 2013 12:11:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Roche3ster, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments:  A flounce of Belgian bobbinlace applique on droschel ground. I’m thinking early 19th century – it looks a bit on the romantic side to be much earlier, and applique is a later product. We do know this type of work continued to about 1840. I do think it is Belgian, even with the rather large areas of fillings, which is more typical of Honiton. The quality of the piece, and the use of the very fine, regular droschel ground really wasn’t done in England. This one has a rather thin design, very well done with extensive fillings in larger open spaces. It is rare to see this kind of lace in border form, it tends to be used more for veils (if you look closely at the upper edge, it might have been cut from something larger, there’s some discontinuity in the design). Some discoloration, a few tiny repairs, but basically in very good condition. This type of lace represents some of the very last use of superfine handspun linen thread. I see there are a few other examples of this type of lace coming up for Sunday’s Ebay Alerts; quite unusual.  I would regard this as an exceptional piece, and a nice ending for today’s Alerts.

390624985509   Sold for 155.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

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