Ebay Alerts! Sixteen items – July 21, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/m7rr2o3 Extremely Pare Antique Handmade Italian Knotted Lace Puncetto Trim
Size: 2″ x 9″
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Jul 21, 2013 13:39:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mike10_mike, West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Comments:  Puncetto Valsesiano needlelace doesn’t come up for sale very often, yet for some reason the LaceNews piece I wrote about it click here is the most popular piece on the blog, by over a factor of two (the second most popular is Lace of the Month: Bucks). Just goes to show the degree of interest in the knotted needlelaces. This example is small, but crisply worked with a good ‘reticella-like’ pattern for which this lace is famous. Looks in very good condition from the photos.

350834229832   Sold for $66.99, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lx2j9vu Vintage handmade Brussel lace veil from cotton made in Belgium
Size: 51 cm x 100 cm
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Jul 22, 2013 08:25;32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mylittleboyke, Borgloon, Belgium
Comments:  A veil of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. A little hard to tell from the photos but I think it’s a bonnet veil. The design is quite light, and the motifs small and carefully made.  Seller cites 3 minor holes, and from studying the photos I’ll rate the condition as basically very good.

271240363040   Sold for $39.99, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ls34dkn Fine Antique Point de Gaze Brussels Collar or Flounce Antique Lace
Size: 38″ neckline, 5″ deep
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: Jul 22, 2013 17:53:07 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments:  A bertha of Brussels Duchesse with raised petal rose Point de Gaze inserts. Very typical design for a middle market products. Photos show one small break on one end, and the Point de Gaze seems in good shape. Generally very good condition.

121144565166  No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lurgytk 19c STUNNING HEIRLOOM BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE LENGTH HAND WORK FLOUNCE 143″
Size: 6″ x 143″
Starting Price: 250.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 24, 2013 11:54:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller abfabs05, East Anglia, United Kingdom
Comments:  A border of Belgian Point d’Angleterre, which is a fine pieced bobbinlace with a Point de Gaze Ground, needlelace fillings and decorative ‘modes’. This example has been shaped, not sure if this is original. It is a good example of this lace, which as a new combinatorial type developed rather late, and is one of the best Belgian laces. Note the lacemakers went the extra mile with esprits in the mesh, something you hardly ever see in Point de Gaze. I do find the main design a little crowded. Basically very good condition, just a few small holes in the mesh.

330956926567   Sold for 326.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mnljk43 ANTIQUE LACE-92″, 231 cm BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE
Size: 4″ x 92″
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Jul 24, 2013 17:14:28 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments:  A Duchesse border with a sophisticated asymmetric repeat. Seller is offering another section of this lace as Ebay item 390629341014. The technique on these is very good, and I like the way the flowers increase in size to give a flow along the design. Looks in very good condition from the few photos.

151085697983   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mf93vma ANTIQUE LACE- FINE 19THC. BRUSSELS LACE LAPPET
Size: 4″ x 58″
Starting Price: $145.00
Auction ends: Jul 24, 2013 17:33:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments:  A narrow rectangular scarf of Duchesse, no needlelace additions. Nice raised work in the bobbinlace, with a design indicating some thought. The condition looks generally very good, nice crisp motifs, very clean. Looks unused.

151085706399   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lt3g3x8 ANTIQUE LACE- FINE 19THC. BRUSSELS LACE LAPPET
Size: not given
Starting Price: $40.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jul 24, 2013 17:57:08 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments:  A collar with long ends of Duchesse de Bruges. In contrast to the piece reviewed just before this one, there is some raised roll work, but mostly larger, gimp-outlined motifs rather standardized in form. All put together quite nicely. One broken bride, basically very good condition.  Keep you eye on this seller who has had a number of good Buy-it-Now listings recently.

221256726401   $40.00 Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/m74l998 ANTIQUE LACE A LENGTH OF INTERESTING H/MADE DUCHESSE DE BRUGES STYLE BOBBIN LACE
Size: 2.25″ x 55″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Jul 24, 2013 18:16:22 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments:  Another characteristic of Duchesse de Bruges are the little ‘islands’ in the brides. This piece is simple, but quite interesting, with halfstitch used for most of the clothwork. The spaces in the lower flowers look almost like they were meant to be filled with needlelace, but the lacemaker used picoted brides instead.  It is quite narrow, and I think more delicate than the photos indicate. Seller cites a few light stains, basically very good condition.

221256733291   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kp8ylen Vtg Antique Brussels Lace Duchesse Bobbin Point De Gaze Needlelace Bertha Collar
Size: 46″ x 5.5″
Starting Price: $285.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jul 24, 2013 22:21:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments:  A Duchesse de Bruxelles bertha. Not sure if the roses in the Point de Gaze inserts have raised petals. This piece has a typical design, well worked. Seller cites a few small tan marks, but overall very good condition.

290937067502   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kzrskla ANTIQUE LACE-182″ OF BLOND SILK LACE
Size: 182″ long, no width given
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Jul 25, 2013 05:37:59 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments:  A white silk border of, well, I guess I’ll call it Blonde since there are a few heavy clothwork areas, but could also be a Chantilly.  This is an interesting piece design-wise. The short repeat seems a little clumsy, but well made, with an interesting filling of ‘islands’ all done in halfstitch. Seller cites several (unknown how many) seams and a few damaged areas near the top. Basically good condition.
Yes, it has a machine-made look, but the stitches flow into the transitions as you would expect in a bobbinlace. Wish there were an extremely closeup of the picot and top edges, from which questions like this are easily resolved.

151085966434   Sold for $129.37, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ks2c6ko Lace Makers Very Old Continental Pillow with secret drawers
Size: not given
Starting Price: 24.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 25, 2013 06:16:14 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller flip-floplace, Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Comments:  Haven’t seen this seller around for a while, welcome back! This is a typical Belgian two-part pillow – the narrower top section can be moved to the bottom to allow more room for the bobbins at the end of a piece. They haven’t really been made for years, but at one time their manufacture was quite a cottage industry in Belgium.  Many are stuffed with wool, seller indicates straw here. The drawers in the base and back of the rounded part are quite typical and basically used for storage. The back drawer might have been used to store the completed lace as it was being made, but it’s a bit of a rough handling for delicate piece, and I question if it was really used much that way. This pillow has the original canvas cover which was usually covered by a darker cloth by the lacemaker.  The plaid oilcloth provides some stiffening upon which one could give the bobbins a little bounce.  Looks in very good condition, and a very nice example of a famous pillow.

151085982001   Sold for 25.99 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m2orpue Antique Victorian Mother of Pearl Chantilly Lace Fan c 1900
Size: 9″ long, 17″ wide
Starting Price: $99.95
Auction ends: Jul 25, 2013 08:54:22 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cventures28, Littleton, Colorado, United States
Comments:  A Duchesse de Bruxelles fan with carved and decorated Mother of Pearl sticks. The quality of the lace is high, with naturalistic roses in the Point de Gaze inserts (I don’t think they have raised petals). I like the asymmetry of the inserts. Seller says the lace is discolored and soiled, some places pulled away from the sticks. But basically it looks intact, although I think I see a few pinholes in the needlelace ground. Some damage to the sticks. It’s an impressive looking piece, but overall I’ll rate condition on the lower end of good.

111122424488   Sold for $99.95, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jwnv2y4 Antique Flemish – Milanese? Bobbin lace 4yd (3.66mtr) Flounce
Size: 9″ long, 17″ wide
Starting Price: $19.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 25, 2013 12:30:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments:  A tape lace with plaited 6-point star ground. You see this primarily in 17th century Milanese, but it also shows up in contemporary Flemish laces. Some might say that the threads passing across the backs of motifs is more a Flemish characteristic, although the simplistic design speaks more of speed of execution than Flemish esthetic. Others might say they don’t have a clue. No one has really done a thorough, systematic study of the French and Italian tape laces (despite Ricci’s attempts), even though understanding these is key to understanding the development of pieced laces and mesh grounds. Read and Kincaid may have brought Milanese into the contemporary sphere, but the originals are floating a little bit lost. Not to mention how this all breaks off into the Eastern European laces.
I’ll go with Flemish on this, one other reason being the very plain header – Milanese typically goes in for something fancier. Looks in overall very good condition.

161069149812   Sold for $256.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n7lxejs (A) Lovely Antique Flounce European Tape Lace with Silk 88″x5.5″
Size: 5.5″ x 2.5 yards
Starting Price: $35.00
Auction ends: Jul 25, 2013 12:34:10 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments:  There is an Italian tape lace, quite recognizable as Abruzzi l’Aquila (where they had the big earthquake). Lots of photos of this type of lace in Ricci, starting plate 300. This dense, symmetric meandering lace I find quite impressive, and also easy to work (lots of sewings). This particular piece builds on that foundation, but includes some silk thread edgings to the tapes, which might speak to a more eastern European origin. Seller cites one small area of wear, basically very good condition.

161069189082   Sold for $66.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mrald4f Vintage Maltese Lace Scarf Ears of Wheat Leaves Floral Antique Ecru Silk
Size: 24″ x 64″
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Jul 25, 2013 12:34:10 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pursediva, Pasadena, California, United States
Comments:  A Mantilla of silk Maltese lace.  Five layers (I think), in the central area. Maltese was made in narrow strips which fit their pillows well, and sewn together later. I think in the future I’m going to try and estimate the number of layers when reviewing these pieces. Here Layer 1 is the central Maltese cross surrounded by wheat ear stalks. Layers 2 and 4 have good guipure work, 2 with a wire mesh ground, 4 with woven leaves. Layer 3 has a typical alternating cross/oval repeat, and the outer edge is a repeat of a flower motif. Layers 4 and 5 continue into the lappet ends of the piece. Sometimes I wonder that Maltese looks as good as it does with all the different layers.
Seller cites some tiny breaks, 2 small storage spots, and I think the outer edge looks a little frayed in the photos, probably just a bit wrinkled. Basically very good condition.

221256346690   Sold for $51.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lx5kg3f SMALL Irish crochet childs collar lace trim antique vintage dolls VERY DETAILED!
Size: 4″ but I don’t understand where this measurement was taken.
Starting Price: $13.99
Auction ends: Jul 25, 2013 21:25:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller nedbraden1972, Spokane, Washington, United States
Comments:  An Irish Crochet collar with tightly worked motifs and good raised work. Picots might be Clones knots, hard to tell from the photos. Looks a little wrinkled, maybe from a past wash? Basically very good condition.

231018675205   Sold for $59.60, 4 bidders.

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