Ebay Alerts! Twenty-Three Items – November 3, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/k2wjpt5 Antique point de gaze lace 42″ long x 3″ wide
Size:  3″ x 42″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Nov 03, 2013 16:45:47 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller dollmamaalena, Fallbrook, California, United States
Comments: A narrow border of Brussels Duchesse, quite well made. Note the single large Point de Gaze flowers with no mesh, and the drooping bobbinlace flowers with small sprigs.  Only gimp work in the bobbin lace, giving it a bit of a Bruges look. The bobbinlace is rather openly woven, with some fraying of the gimp where it has been cut.
Condition:
Modifications:  Can see the ends so can’t tell if they are cut.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the few photos.
Soilage:  A few tiny brown spots, but these might just be shadows.

231086002153   Sold for $34.00, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n83eh2y SUPERB 51in HANDMADE Antique Vtg MALTESE LACE FLOUNCE *DOLLS
Size:  4″ x 51″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Nov 03, 2013 17:31:57 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, , United States
Comments: A Maltese border with typical teardrop undulations. These are alternating with filled with woven leaf grids, and Maltese crosses. Unusual in that it appears to be made of linen, not silk.
Condition:
Modifications:  Both ends seem to be cut.
Damage:  Seller cites a few scraggly threads.
Soilage:  Seller cites some age discoloration, some very light spots.

151153257334   Sold for $20.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mwalc7s *80in HANDMADE Antique Vtg ENGLISH BUCKINGHAMSHIRE BOBBIN LACE FLOUNCE *DOLLS
Size:  1.5″ x 80″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Nov 03, 2013 17:45:28 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: A narrow border of Bucks.  Looking at this piece you can see why people sometimes call this ‘thread lace’.  It looks like a simple little border that a lacemaker would have turned out in yards and yards, then it got cut off by the dealer each week on ‘cutoff day’. Nothing fancy, just a charming piece.
Condition:
Modifications:  Hard to see the ends, but at least one is cut.
Damage:  Some scattered breaks along the top.
Soilage:  Age yellowing, rare light spot.  Looks a little worn.

161137531064   Soild for $10.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mbrnnga ANTIQUE LACE – YOUGHAL LACE COLLAR & CUFFS
Size:  collar: 35″ x 5.5″ max depth  cuffs: 3.5″ x 11″
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 04, 2013 05:46:21 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A high quality Venise collar with matching cuffs.
Condition:
Modifications: Someone needs to write a comprehensive book on Venise lace identification, since it can be so difficult to tell origin in these pieces.  The ring chains at the centers of the flowers are a Belgian characteristic, and the way the cordonnet is handled could also be Belgian, although the occasional raised sculpting looks French. However the way the rings along the edges are treated looks more Italian to me. The picots and loops on the Brides look more like French Point Colbert.  This is an interesting set, I like the variations in the clothwork. Overall from the ‘gros point’ design inspiration, the decorated clothwork – I’m going Italian here, but with French leanings.
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Seller cites a few repaired brides, minor
Soilage:  The color sees a bit yellowed from the photos, but hard to tell the true color. No spots that I can see.

190950634879   Sold for 260.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/krl9jme Unique Fun Antique Handmade Bobbin Lace Wide Yardage Decorator Fashion
Size:  3.5″ x ~2 yards 22″
Starting Price: 10.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 04, 2013 14:55:01 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: This little tape lace is cute with the blue ribbon.  It looks linen, perhaps a Northern Italian or Abruzzi product.  Nice bold design with a little guipure-like tape decoration.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut both ends.
Damage:  Cut around the midpoint, see photo #5
Soilage:  Seller calls the color pale honey/ecru.

131033178037   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mxm9wjs Lovely Antique Handmade Lace Fan-Point de Gaze
Size:  10.5″ long
Starting Price: 14.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 05, 2013 12:00:21 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller baraud, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with clear amber colored sticks. Raised petal roses, some good decorative ‘modes’, and note especially the large areas or picoted ring and cross fillings.   Relief in fans sometimes doesn’t work so well because they have to be folded, but here it seems OK.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos – note the mesh is intact.  Sicks seem in good shape, probably because they appear to be all in one piece along their lengths.
Soilage:  Looks clean and white in the photos.

310782146849   Sold for 175.00 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kxqdqfw Beautiful antique Maltese lace collar
Size:  50 cm neckline, 15 cm deep
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 05, 2013 12:45:40 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jellyjumble, forest hill, United Kingdom
Comments: A three-layer Maltese collar. Outer is a series of flowers, along the neck is the wheat ear woven leaf vertical motif. Center is mats of woven leaves with Maltese crosses done in guipure. A typical design for a collar, well executed.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos
Soilage:  I think I see a few tiny stains near one of the center crosses, very minor.

171161429481   Sold for 36.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lmthdty A FANTASTIC HANDMADE ANTIQUE MONOGRAMMED BRUSSELS DUCHESSE-LACE HANDKERCHIEF
Size:  ~33cm square
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 05, 2013 13:35:11 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller beyondthetower, SOMERSET, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse handkerchief with monogrammed initials. No needlelace, which by convention gives it the name Duchesse de Bruges, although the places this could have been made are endless.  The bobbinlace is well done with both rolled raised work and elements laid on top of halfstitch.  Irregular picoted brides. The design is good, but repeats in the corners and centers of each side – a little more innovation could have happened.  Still, a bold, good looking piece.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Some small brown localized stains, see photos.

370930661768   Sold for 51.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k8gfoe3 Antique Brussels Lace on Net Dress Bib/Front
Size:  13″ long, 7″ max width
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Nov 05, 2013 14:58:14 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A Duchesse dress front. It has the look of the Duchesse ‘necklaces’ you sometimes see (http://tinyurl.com/mt3ctbq has an example). I’m guessing this has been mounted on a tulle backing for stability – the piece should be able to stand on its own. The design is fairly simple, a garland of nicely done flowers and leaves with a little raised work in the neckline. No needlelace
Condition:
Modifications:  Suspect the tulle is a later addition.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean.

251368709506   Sold for $50.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lbqlqqy Vintage 9″ Clay Mary Russo Lace Maker Doll, Newtonville, Mass.
Size:  seated, 9″ tall, ~4.5″ max width
Starting Price: $99.99
Auction ends: Nov 06, 2013 06:10:36 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller redcandyapple, Hampshire, Illinois, United States
Comments: Made by Mary Russo, Newtonville, Massachusetts in 1968. Clay head and appendages, cloth body – in this it resembles the French Santon, however this is an American doll.  Well made Colonial style dress.  I haven’t been able to find anything about Russo on the web.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks in good shape, protected in a dustproof case for 30 years.

251369090168   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o4v4rrf FIGURINE-DENELLIERE BISCUIT VERNISSE DIGNE DELFT ET N
Size:  15 cm tall, base 8cm square
Starting Price: 18.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 06, 2013 10:16:04 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller amlormed, Seraing, Belgium
Comments: I wrote a collecting article about Delft lacemakers http://tinyurl.com/7p2p8bo. This one is a little plain – usually they have Dutch scenes painted on the skirts. It is marked with a number, 178, on the base. This is a shiny porcelain finish, not the more traditional tin-glazed earthenware. But both types are now made in the area.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Chair repaired, see photo #3.
Soilage:  Looks good.

221308064822   Sold for 37.00 EUR, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n8c9m2o Antique/vintage Beds. lace collar
Size:  20.5″ neckline, back depth 4.5″
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 06, 2013 10:37:27 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A floral Beds collar with plaited borders and guipure flowers and leaves on the inside.  Nice organization, well worked and presented.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from photos.
Soilage:  Looks very clean, possibly unused.

331056179954   Sold for 14.95 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/le5vtr5 Antique/vintage Honiton lace motifs- butterflies, flowers, monograms
http://tinyurl.com/n6vlh5t 6 antique/vintage hand made lace butterflies
Size:  Honiton – large butterfly 3.2″ x 2″, small butterfly 2.2″ x 1.3″, flower spray 3.5″ x 3.2″. Monograms 1″ x 1.5″
Starting Price: 9.95 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 06, 2013 10:46:37 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: I’ll put these two collections of motifs, one Honiton set, one Beds set, together.  The Honiton motifs are very clean, well done, ready to apply to anythng.  The motifs are a little rounded, no sharp points, and nicely worked.  You will like the initials, especially if your name starts with ‘E’.  The butterfly set are basically Beds work, the bottom left one finished a little clumsily, but overall interesting designs.  These were sold this way, ready to apply onto anything you like.  Normally you see tourist Point de Gaze butterflies, so it’s nice to see them in different techniques.
Condition:
Modifications:  None. One thread hanging from the lower right Beds butterfly, perhaps appliqued onto something previously?
Damage:  Nothing obvious from photos..
Soilage:  All look very clean.

331056185120   331056202308
Sold for 56.oo GBP, 3 bidders.
Sold for 23.17 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mmrdf7q Antique/vintage Honiton lace collar – roses, thistles, birds
Size:  21″ neckline, back depth 3.75″
Starting Price: 24.95 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 06, 2013 11:05:22 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton Point dress front with bird figures, thistles and roses. The mesh is needle-made. The design is roughly symmetric, still a little of that Honiton scatter. Motifs a little out of the snails/slugs style, nicely done with good fillings. I especially like the neckline treatment.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from photos.
Soilage:  Looks very clean.

331056196405   Sold for 156.89 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n5scaxm Antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse and Point de Gaze lace collar
Size:  21″ neckline, back depth 3.75″
Starting Price: 24.95 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 06, 2013 11:05:22 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse collar. Raised roses on the Point de Gaze inserts.  Nice grid of decorative ‘mode’ stitches toward the points, unusual for a piece this small. Looks like there might be some raised work in the bobbinlace too. Nice piece, well worked.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from photos, although no closeups.
Soilage:  Looks quite white and crisp.  Photographing white lace on a light ground usually brings out the spots strongly, but I don’t see anything here.

261319988745   Sold for 26.09 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kxn8kn6 ANTIQUE FINE 18thc MECHLIN LACE DESIGNED W/ TULIPS & FINE FILLINGS
Size:  2″ x 72″
Starting Price: $95.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Nov 06, 2013 11:31:40 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller snakey03rr, Bourbon, Missouri, United States
Comments: A narrow Mechlin border, Louis XV design, mid 18th c. Quatrefoil and other fillings, fairly naturalistic flowers.The undulating bands are quite wide, well filled. At only 2″ wide, I think this is more delicate than it appears in the photos.
Condition:
Modifications:  Both ends cut.  One join.
Damage:  Looks a little ragged along the footedge. A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller calls it creamy white, no obvious spots form the photos.

181250548833   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/l5ebgr6 ANTIQUE 19THC PRETTY BRUSSELS APPLIED LACE/ DELICATE DAISY MOTIFS/ LONG LENGTH
Size:  4″ x 159″
Starting Price: $95.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 06, 2013 12:25:38 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller snakey03rr, Bourbon, Missouri, United States
Comments: A border of bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Small, tightly worked motifs, short repeat of a simple flower spray.  All the flowers look a little bit the same. Yet the whole thing works quite nicely.
Condition:
Modifications:  Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.  3 joins
Damage:  Seller cites some breaks in the net but I can’t spot them in the photos.
Soilage: Looks quite white in the photos.

181250585188   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/lyun35h ANTIQUE LACE – BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE LENGTH – OVER 12 FT. LONG
Size:  just over 12 feet long, no width given.
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Nov 07, 2013 04:33:49 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A very long flounce of bobbin and needle application on machine net. The needle-made roses are pure Point de Gaze with raised petals, very naturalistic. Their stems and leaves are bobbin made – I’ve never seen this before.  The lower more Duchesse border is rather conventional, and no tulle shows through as backing. Almost a marriage between different laces.  Small sprigs used as the occasional esprit n the upper ground.  Quite an interesting piece.
Condition:
Modifications:  Both ends cut.  One join.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from photos, but these are limited for such a long piece.
Soilage: General discoloration and some localized brown spotting.

190954265295   Sold for 205.00 GBP, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lqhovve ANTIQUE LACE-EXQUISITE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE
Size:  10.5″ x 198-200″
Starting Price: $2,500.00
Auction ends: Nov 07, 2013 13:30:04 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A long, wide Point de Gaze border, very naturalistic design. Raised petal roses in a variety of forms. Definitely a high end market piece. The decorative ‘mode’ fillings are precise and well executed – largely confined to the architectural connections between repeats.  The roundels connecting these bands are quite elaborate.  The raised work on the roses ad other flowers is so 3-D that pieces are folding back into space. The footedge is decorated, which is unusual for Pt de G, and note the incongruity of the rather conventional engrelure attached.  Overall an exceptional piece.
Condition:
Modifications:  The one end I can see doesn’t look cut. Point de Gaze is assembled in pieces, so terminations are often irregular.
Damage:  Looks pristine from the photos.
Soilage: Cream patina, no sign of spotting from the photos.

151157401040   Sold for $2,500.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/n2zwnyy Antique Handmade BRUSSELS Duchesse Bobbin LACE Runner Needlelace Center Initials
Size:  ~11″ x 25″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Nov 07, 2013 18:12:02 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winter-garden, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A tablepiece of Duchesse, with initialed monogram in Venise needlelace.  Rolled raised work forming leaf veins.  This was probably part of a wedding trousseau.  There’s a lot going on in this design, rather crowded.
Condition:
Modifications:  None, but probably part of a larger set.
Damage:  Seller cites some broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.

190952647378   Sold for $61.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m7sdhb2 Antique/vintage Beds. lace collar with daisy flowers
Size:  21″ neckline, back depth 2.5″.
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 08, 2013 09:50:56 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A floral Beds collar. A good clean design, square picoted bride ground with raised tallies on the clothwork.  The design has a little flow to it, although in the end it looks a bit stark. Well made, with a simple plaited edge.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from photos.
Soilage:  Slight brownish discoloration to front area.

231086499781   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/n238sr9 * Brussels Duchesse & Point de Gaze Lace collar – Dress front *
Size:  21″ long, average width 3″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Nov 08, 2013 111:31:51 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A unusual Brussels Duchesse frontpiece, in the shape of an ‘X’. The Point de Gaze inserts are quite flat, and there is some raised work in the bobbinlace. Everything is surrounded by a row of small flowers, quite nicely worked.  Interesting piece.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  A few small holes and pinholes in the Pt d Gaze mesh.  A few minor repairs.
Soilage:  One small brown mark.  It has that slightly pulled look in the motifs which might be a sign of previous washing, but nothing serious.

161141249474   Sold for $36.00, 5 bidders.

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