Ebay Alerts! Twenty-five items – October 3, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/qgqnbb7 Antique Irish crochet Georgian? lace collar
Size:  13″ neckline, 36″ outer edge, ~7″ deep
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 4, 2013 12:03:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vickysilk, somerset, United Kingdom
Comments: An Irish Crocht collar.  Rose of Sharon on the inside, heavy motifs on the outside edge, which is quite a nice contrast. The motif work is tight with some raised elements – I especially like the work done with rings.  Picots basically look like chained loops, consistent with the technique of the Rose of Sharon portion.  Seller is showing a similar collar, see Ebay #200969080793.
Condition: Modifications:  None
Damage:  One broken bride
Soilage:  Looks a little dry, quite stained, especially along the other edge.

190915106561   Sold for 25.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q2q5h2a ANTIQUE MALTESE HEIRLOOM SILK HAND LACE CAPE VEIL INTRICATE DESIGN CROSS c1890
Size:  28.5″ x 74″
Starting Price: 69.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 5, 2013 11:02:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller abfabs05, East Anglia, United Kingdom
Comments: A black silk Maltese mantilla – an asymmetric diamond shaped headpiece with lappet ends. It has a rather typical design – the outer border is an alternating pattern of flowers and Maltese crosses.  Inside is a ‘cloth-like’ pattern consisting of rows of medallions of crosses surrounded by small flowers of woven leaves. Intervening spaces are filled with diamond-shaped patterns of woven leaves.
Condition: Modifications:  None
Damage:  Seller cites a few broken brides and loose ends – minor.
Soilage:  Looks clean and reasonably well blocked.

331032401860   Sold for 105.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qe6lv9d Antique Table Doily Square Lace Tenerife Drawnwork White Linen Centerpiece
Size:  12″ square
Starting Price: $13.00, $20.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 5, 2013 11:51:56 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller breckcarter, Markham, Ontario, Canada
Comments: A handkerchief or doily of Mexican Drawnwork. I was especially drawn to this one because of the double row of drawnwork, and the innovative designs in the corners. And it does look like it is made of linen, which is a little unusual for Mexican work of this size.  This is a badly researched lace, which is unfortunate since so much of it is very beautiful.
Condition: Modifications:  None
Damage:  One minor pinhole in the cloth.
Soilage:  Ivory color, wrinkled as though used and/or washed.

251348509762   Sold for $20.00, Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/o4zmn4p BINCHE BOBBIN LACE LAPPETS OF THE FINEST QUALITY Ca 1750
Size:  12″ square
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 5, 2013 15:00:02 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A pair of Valenciennes lappets ~1740.  It has the 5-hole ground, one of the many ground variations seen in this lace. Excellent flowing design with different patterns in each of the open spaces. It still retains extensive shaded work using whole stitch against half stitch background, and the delineation of the pattern by line-drawing is clearly defined. This is one of my top favorite laces.
Condition: Modifications:  Both cut at the tops.
Damage:  A little frayed in isolated spots along outer edge, see photo #7 of the bottom ends.  Occasional worn spot and a few tiny holes, isolated and minor.
Soilage:  Some minor staining, see last photo. Looks like this contributed to one small worn spot.

181219952872   Sold for $2,039.99, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qakbwwl BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE NEEDLELACE Ca 1880 3 metres
Size:  3.5″ x 120″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 5, 2013 15:o5:57 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: An impressive narrow, very long border of Point de Gaze.  No raised work, but this is the type that doesn’t need any. The repeat is quite short, and the daffodil pattern unusual – I like the stitch they used to fill the daffodil cup, haven’t seen that before in Point de Gaze.  Well done decorative ‘mode’ fillings, although they are a little standard.  The whole piece depends on design and is quite effective.
Condition: Modifications:  Cut at both ends.
Damage:  Nothing obvious in the lace from the photos, and seller makes no condition comments. A few minor defects with the engrelure, but that is trivial.
Soilage:  Looks very clean, perhaps unused.

181223837622   Sold for $326.00, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o8ja6j2 MECHLIN BOBBIN LACE LAPPETS Ca 1760
Size:  3.5″ x 43″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 5, 2013 15:15:28 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Mid 18th c Mechlin lappets, joined at the top ends. Typical Louis XV design, just a little plain with the large areas of clothwork. They do have some varied fillings, snowflakes, and some interesting bars on the outer edges just above the ends. Typical quatrefoil decorations that are often found in Mechlin are included on a halfstitch background.
Condition: Modifications:  The area of the join is not shown so I can’t tell if the tops have been cut.
Damage:  A lot of fraying on the outside picot edges.  A few tiny holes throughout.  One repair that looks to be ~2″ long.
Soilage:  Looks quite clean.  Good closeup photos.

181220546733   Sold for $870.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kcjjtd8 VENETIAN GROS POINT NEEDLELACE Ca 1670
Size:  not given
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 5, 2013 15:20:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: What looks like a mid 17th c Gros Point with beautiful clothwork and highly sculpted edges. Good variation of design in the clothwork – this is an earlier rather plain but highly sophisticated work.  There’s been much discussion recently (and an actual conference on the subject) about dating Italian Gros Points and how to distinguish later copies. The English did some amazing 19th century copies.  So without some in depth study it’s difficult to assign an exact date to this piece – but my first instinct says it’s an early piece.
Condition: Modifications:  Cut down the center – looks like part is missing.The motifs have been rearranged from some other piece.
Damage:  Motifs are quite well intact.
Soilage:  Looks quite clean from the photos.

181220541813   $36.00, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/mupdmeq MECHLIN BOBBIN LACE LAPPETS Ca 1760
Size:  3″ x 24″ each
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 5, 2013 15:25:50 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Two matching Mechlin lappets, ~1760. Note how the design repeats along the length of each lappet – quite different from the pair discussed above.They do have the typical quatrefoil fillings, some elongated into a kind of lattice structure. Not much variation in the clothwork or other fillings, and the whole design has a light look more typical of slightly later 18th c products.
Condition: Modifications:  They look intact
Damage:  Two repairs to the mesh – a little messy.  Occasional pinholes and pulls in the mesh.
Soilage:  Looks quite clean.

181221359170   Sold for $770.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m9kqel8 BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE SQUARE ENDED LAPPETS Ca 1720
Size:  3.75″ x 46″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 5, 2013 15:35:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Two lappets of Brussels bobbinlace with brides – ~1720. Joined at the top ends. Good snowflake fillings, also a kind of filling that forms geometric patterns with tiny tallies. Raised edges are used to emphasize the design, not just indiscriminately. Great design of elaborate flowers and cornucopia.
Condition:
Modifications:  No photo of the join area so I can’t see if the tops have been cut.
Damage:  I think there might be a repair at one end, it doesn’t quite match the other one. Some wear and fraying in spots, although for the age it isn’t bad.  A few other small repairs.
Soilage:  Looks quite clean.

181221381633   Sold for $790.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lo8j583 MECHLIN BOBBIN LACE LAPPETS Ca 1760 ( NO RESERVE PRICE)
Size:  4″ x 50″ each  (I question the length here)
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 5, 2013 15:40:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Two lappets of Mechlin, ~1750.  Interesting typical Louis XV design, actually quite elaborate.  Varied fillings, good naturalistic floral design. Echos past glories of this lace.
Condition:
Modifications:  Both cut at tops.
Damage:  Very frayed and worn, lots of holes.
Soilage:  Looks pretty clean.

181221399655   Sold for $136.54, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k85j92p Antique lace trim Brussels Point De Gaze
Size:  3.5″ x 62″
Starting Price: $99.00
Auction ends: Oct 6, 2013 07:17:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jabezzz, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges border (no needlelace). Some really interesting raised petals on some of the flower petals.  A bit beyond the standard type of lace you usually see.
Condition:
Modifications:  Both cut at both ends.
Damage:  Basically intact from the photos.
Soilage:  Seller cites one small stain.

221292014917   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k85j92p Vtg Antique Handmade Milanese Bobbin Lace Collar Punto Milano
Size:  4.5″ x 26″
Starting Price: $250.00
Auction ends: Oct 6, 2013 07:18:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jabezzz, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Comments: I’m impressed that the seller got the name of this lace right. Punto Milano is a Belgian bobbinlace with a needle-made ground – rather a commercial later 19th early 20th century product. Doesn’t always come out that well in design, but this one looks well thought out with some interesting fillings.  Not exactly sure what the form is – just a little scarf?
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Nothing that I can see from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks quite clean.

221292015400   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mdrdj2o Antique/vintage 19th century Brussels Duchesse lace lappet
Size:  1.5″ to 4.75″ x 40″
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 6, 2013 09:08:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges lappet scarf – with some tiny needlelace fillings in flower centers. There’s a really intriguing bobbinlace filling on the ends, but photos not close enough to see how it is made. The motifs are a bit beyond the standard Duchesse genera, actually a nice looking piece.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  A few broken and frayed brides.
Soilage:  Cream color, discoloration at center. Stiffness might be a past wash/starch.

331035016085   Sold for 35.99 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mu65xvq Antique/vintage 19th century tambour lace lappet
Size:  3.5″-4″ x 66″
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 6, 2013 09:20:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Comments: A narrow scarf of tambour embroidery on machine net. There are areas of close and loosely spaced stitches, giving some shading to the piece.  Good design, fills the space well. This kind of embroidery is often associated with Belgium.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  A little wear in areas of the picot edge, minor.
Soilage:  Looks quite clean from the photos.

331035024162   Sold for 6000 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kdw3hs7 2 lengths of Brussels bobbin lace applied on net
Size:  2.5″ x (43″ and 35″)
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Oct 6, 2013 09:47:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Galillard, France
Comments: Two short border sections of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. Good delicate pattern with a short repeat of two flowers, nicely worked. Esprits in the ground. This is a lace meant to be ruffled.
Condition:
Modifications:  cut on all ends. The engrelure doesn’t look applied to well, some slight bunching at the top edge.
Damage:  I think there might be one well done repair to the tulle. The net itself looks quite well intact.
Soilage:  Can’t tell the color from the photos.

300978505769   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m4469lm Antique/vintage 19th century Brussels Duchesse and Point de Gaze lace bertha
Size:  40″ neckline, 5.75″ deep
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 6, 2013 10:08:07 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Duchesse de Bruxelles. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. The bobbinlace is a little flat looking, more on the Bruges side.  It has a nice scattered flower garden look with just enough asymmetry in the repeats to be quite charming.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage:  Seller cites occasional small repair and broken bride.
Soilage:  Pale ivory color.

231064817577   Sold for 39.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mln525a Antique/vintage Irish crochet lace colar – raised roses, shamrocks and thistles
Size:  21″ neckline, 9″ deep
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 6, 2013 10:23:26 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An Irish Crochet dress front with shamrock, thistle and rose motifs. Clones knots for picots. The thistle heads have an unusual raised knobby appearance, also done with Clones knots, I believe.  Interesting, tightly worked small motifs.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage:  Can’t see anything obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Soft old white color.

231064827049   Sold for 52.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n52nsof ANTIQUE C19TH LONG BLOND SILK MALTESE LACE LAPPET/SCARF
Size:  6.5″ x 64″
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 6, 2013 10:38:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller loisvc10, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese narrow scarf, two part construction. Outer edge is a serious of flower roundels. The inside is a row of guipure Maltese crosses with a few woven leaf flower accents. The Cross roundel at the ends is also made separately, with an inner cross surrounded by an outer row of woven leaf ‘X’s’.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage:  Can’t see anything obvious from the photos, although there’s only one closeup.
Soilage:  Outer edges a little wrinkled. Hard to tell the real color to check for staining.

331034950050   Sold for 32.50 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m84y6mp ANTIQUE C19TH LONG BLOND SILK MALTESE LACE SCARF
Size:  5″ x 62″
Starting Price: 11:50 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 6, 2013 10:41:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller loisvc10, London, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese narrow scarf, two part construction, much like the previous review. Outer edge is a serious of flower roundels. The is a solid mat of woven leaf tallies, interrupted by the guipure leaves and crosses at the ends.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage:  Nothing obvious, although again there’s only one closeup.
Soilage:  Outer edges are quite wrinkled.

331034952062   Sold for 46.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ld9bkkq Beautiful Large Antique Hand Made Fine Lace Collar Brussels Lace?
Size:  neck diameter 12″, outer diameter 25″, 6.5″ deep
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 6, 2013 13:05:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller celestial20_0, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Duchesse de Bruxelles with raised petal roses in the nine Point de Gaze inserts.  Standard Duchesse design, some raised work on the C-shaped borders to the needlelace inserts.
Condition:
Modifications:  There seems to be a little bit of backing along the neck edge center front. A few stray threads in some motifs along the neckline.
Damage:  Nothing obvious that I can see frm the photos.
Soilage:  The front neckline looks a little soiled, although it might just be that backing.  Neckline is a bit wrinkled.

350887997767   Sold for 98.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lqqgong PRETTY ANTIQUE YOUGHAL LACE FAN. IRISH LACE HAND MADE. 19TH CENTURY
Size:  10-5/8″ high, 19-7/8″ wide. Lace 4-7/8″ deep
Starting Price: 68.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 6, 2013 14:13:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller georginanntiques, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A fan of Youghal needlelace. Fans in this lace are quite rare. Note the bone sticks with a gold monogram inlay.  The whole piece does look a little odd, as if the ‘fuente’  (trying to use correct terminology) is a little too large.  I wonder if these sticks have been cut down at one point, but there’s no closeups of the back side in order to tell. The lace design is very typical of Youghal, with well defined foliage and some interesting fillings. Note the unusual lower border of the lace.
Condition:
Modifications:  Fan sticks modified? Not sure.
Damage:  Repair to a guard stick.  Lace looks OK, which is unusual for delicate Youghal pieces.
Soilage:  Some discoloration along a probably glue spot on the back of a guardstick. Other soiling on the right side and lower half.

251349192265   Sold for 310.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ljbe38c Vintage FRENCH BOBBIN LACE Handkerchief ROYAL SCHOOL of NEEDLEWORK London
Size:  11.5″ square
Starting Price: $28.00
Auction ends: Oct 6, 2013 16:13:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller marshamanchester, Gardiner, Maine, United States
Comments: A handkerchief with an interesting quoted history. It says it was purchased at the Royal School of Needlework in London (original box is included), and there’s a metal seal which usually indicates the place it was made. I don’t recognize the emblem on the seal. The lace itself looks like a French Lille, and there is a sticker saying ‘Made in France’. The lace itself has been cut to fit the corners.  I’m guessing that the lace might be older, but the hankie itself is of more modern manufacture.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  None that I can see from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks very clean.

121186795065   Sold for $28.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mydu5xh CE-Vintage NWT Irish Carrickmccross Lace hankie handkercheif
Size:  9″ square
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Oct 6, 2013 18:47:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller atticcon, Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Comments: A modern Carrickmacross handkerchief – you could buy these in the US in the past few decades. It is a very light muslin appliqued on machine net, with some needlerun fillings.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  None that I can see from the photos.
Soilage:  Hopefully the yellow color is a photography thing.  One ‘storage spot’.

121185750578   Sold for $30.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m9kep3r good length of Brussels Point de Gaze needle lace applied on net
Size:  3″ x 88″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Oct 7, 2013 09:03:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: Brussels needlelace applique on machine net.  Pieces like this with just needlelace are fairly rare. This one has a good floral pattern, scalloped edge, and esprits in the ground. The needlelace fillings are quite simple.  It has a good, delicate appearance.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut on both ends
Damage:  None that I can see from the photos; net looks especially good.
Soilage:  Looks unused.

300979371439   Sold for $113.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oegewxk length of finest collectible Valenciennes bobbin lace in 3 cuts
Size:  2.5″ x (50″, 25″, 25″)
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Oct 7, 2013 09:27:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: Three borders of the same Valenciennes pattern. They have a very fine rectangular mesh; wish there were some extreme closeups so I could look at that in more detail.  The clothwork is dense and very regular – an impressive technique.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut on both ends
Damage:  Occasional broken mesh, very minor.
Soilage:  Looks quite white, perhaps unused.

400581776393   Sold for $65.00, 1 bidder.

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