Ebay Alerts! Twenty-five items – November 7, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/oxb2fuz Antique/vintage Honiton lace collar v.g.c.
Size:  17″ neckedge, 6.1″ deep at back
Starting Price: 24.95 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 08, 2013 09:43:45 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton guipure collar, looks like the neck edging was attached separately.  Well done snails/slugs style, and note the machine-made row of lozenges just inside the neckline. You see this occasionally, must be a means of speeding up production. I can’t tell if the brides are needle or bobbin-made, I suspect bobbin. Good tally fillings in the open spaces of motifs. The design is mirror symmetric, and fits the clean shape well.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the few photos.
Soilage:  Looks very clean, possibly unused.

331057605665   Sold for 27.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qhe7snh * Antique IRISH CROCHET Lace Lot – 3 Collars + 5 Cuffs
Size:  the sewn cuff is estimated at 2.5″ x 14″ if unpicked.
Starting Price: $19.00
Auction ends: Nov 08, 2013 11:30:35 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A variety of Irish Crochet pieces, including two round collars, a dress front, two cuffs, one silk piece and two matching curved pieces that look like they could be used as cuffs.  The two round pieces are Rose of Sharon pattern. The dress front is more complex with scattered small motifs throughout – mirror symmetry. The two curved pieces are a more geometric style. One cuff is a series of some kind of flower with raised rings, and the other cuff appears to be a grape pattern, sewn into a circle. The little silk piece is unusual, and I’m not sure what it is for.  All of these are good middle-market pieces, nicely worked.
Condition:
Modifications:  Not sure about the silk piece.  One cuff has ends sewn together
Damage:  Seller cites one break in the neckline to one collar
Soilage:  Color varies among the pieces, but generally clean.

161141212483   Sold for $62.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nnktkwh Early 1900s RARE ANTIQUE FIGURAL Bobbin Needle LACE Table RUNNER 4 PLACEMATS
Size:  runner 13.5″ x 47.5″, mats 10.5″ x 15.5″
Starting Price: $474.98 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Nov 08, 2013 15:03:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller cherubim_gates, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Comments: A a runner and 4 placemats of what I’ll call ‘Point de Milan’, with figural tape lace accents.  The figural part is probably a Northern Italian tape lace, quite narrow tapes with a little chain work. There is a man worked in each corner of each piece.  The center Point de Milan pieces a typical bobbinlace with needle-made ground, although the very centers have a bride ground.  The bobbinlace isn’t quite broken up into pieces, more of a tape that reminds me of Cantu work just a little.  Funny how in the mats this would be the part hidden by the plates, and the emphasis is more on the narrow tapes. I think this was all put together in the early 20th c around Cantu.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  A few broken brides, not serious.
Soilage:  Some light staining.

161124673225   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/p9sxdwp ANCIEN TAMBOUR DENTELLIERE DENTELLE ART POPULAIRE BOIS SCULPTE ALPES QUEYRAS
Size:  Not given.
Starting Price: 125.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 09, 2013 11:37:10 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller fil-et-bricole, CHINY, GAUME, Belgium
Comments: Queyras lace equipment doesn’t come up very often, and there’s always a lot of interest when it does.  This tambour pillow is a narrow drum shape, designed for the freehand lace of the region. They are elaborately chip carved, which appeals to a variety of collectors. Usually they have a little door in one side so you can access the inside of the pillow for storage – this one has the opening, but the door itself is missing.  Stuffed with straw, and the cover cloth can be replaced as desired. This pillow has some age to it, but I would hesitate to go outside the later 19th c.
Given the interest in this item, I would include a standard warning of buyer beware on this type of material. Beautiful examples of these pillows are being made today, and the age patina is hard to fake, but please, still be cautious.  I don’t have the skills to accurately access authenticity, especially from the few photos.
Condition:
Modifications:  Storage door missing.
Damage: One large stress crack.
Soilage:  Good age patina.

261311563093   Sold for 1,140.00 EUR, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qdjlcds Vintage lace making pillow: straw filled: collectable antique or useable!
Size:  33 cm diameter
Starting Price: 4.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 09, 2013 13:43:59 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller stguidelines, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: This thing may just look like a white lump, but I’m always interested in earlier English equipment.  The size is fairly small, it could be a Honiton pillow. I’d expect that the pillow itself is hard stuffed with straw with a canvas cover – the white cover is put on over this and can be replaced. Note the ghost of a handkerchief corner, Beds or Torchon, can’t tell.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cover is a later, expected addition.
Damage: Nothing obvious, although you can’t see the original pillow which is under the cloth.
Soilage:  Generally soiled, note the ghost of a beds or Torchon pattern.

271312741428   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/p2w2ltl Stunning Antique Hand Made Honiton Lace Bridal Handkerchief Hankie Wedding Lace
Size:  35 cm square
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2013 03:56:24 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller dianavee52, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Comments: An unusual Honiton Point handkerchief. The ground is needle-made, an unusual square grid with thread wound around each intersection to give a heavy knot. The motifs are refined, out of the snails/slugs era, but not quite as sophisticated as sometimes found. Note the feathery leaves around the edges with unusual looped edges, and the extensive tally grid fillings. There aren’t any closeups of the lozenge braid around the center cloth, but it looks possibly machine-made (similar to the first item reviewed today). n Altogether an unusual Honiton piece.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Some broken brides, a few weak spots in the fillings.
Soilage:  Seller cites cream color, no obvious stains that I can spot.

301005538214   Sold for 58.20 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/om6ek68 Stunning Antique Hand Made Honiton Lace Dress Collar Wedding Lace Dolls Bears
Size:  38 cm x 4 cm
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2013 04:21:28 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller dianavee52, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Comments: Might be Honiton but the motifs are smaller and more densely made than usually seen. Also the brides are buttonholed, which would be unusual.  The picots around the edge are also very prominent, and there aren’t any large areas of tally fillings. And the design is rather stark.  But I’m hard pressed to say what else it might be.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Occasional frayed thread, nothing major.
Soilage:  Seller cites a cream color. I don’t see any obvious spots.

301005549768   Sold for 7.50 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/prcn4jm ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE
Size:  3.25″ x 45″
Starting Price: $35.00
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2013 07:56:20 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: This has the feel of a Bruges design, but the weaving is so tight that it might be Ghent.  In the large leaves at the bottom you can follow the bobbins as they go around all the parts of the leaves and see how the threads bunch up in the narrow parts.  There’s a funny acorn motif that doesn’t quite go with the leaves. Note the islands at the intersections of the picoted brides, also something you see in Bruges. Interesting piece.
Condition:
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends to say if they are cut.
Damage: A few loose brides.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

390694264336   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/opxpzhn ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE LAPPET
http://tinyurl.com/o5og77h ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS LACE LAPPET
Size:  3.5″ x 54″, 4″ x 42″
Starting Price: $75.00, $55.00
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2013 08:14:16 PST
Nov 10, 2013 08:47:47 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: These two scarves are similar in technique and style so I though I’d put them together. Both Duchesse de Bruges, the first a narrow rectangular scarf, the second a rounded end lappet scarf. Both have a similar simple design with the same fluted outside edge, and a pattern of flowers and leaves up the centers.  No needlelace that I can see except for some very simple fillings in flower centers, which puts them in the Bruges Duchesse category. Not quite Bloemwerk, but close.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothng obvious on the photos.
Soilage: Look unused.

390694269983   151159397455
No bids.                           Sold for $61.30, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pw7phec ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE
Size:  2.75″ x 40″
Starting Price: $55.00
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2013 08:33:38 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A simply designed lappet scarf of Brussels application on machine tulle.  Some needlelace ring chain fillings at the ends. The flowers appear to be carnations.  A good middle market piece, nicely worked.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: A small hole in the tulle near the left end, a few pinholes in the mesh elsewhere. One motif on the right side end edge looks slightly damage, and a few loose threads along the edges.
Soilage: Looks clean in the photos.

390694278213   Sold for $74.99, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p8envkb ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE LAPPET
Size:  3″ x 43″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2013 08:42:54 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze lappet scarf, no raised work. The design is a little crowded, I like the chain of loops on the inside mesh at the ends of the piece.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: On 1.5″ poor repair, small holes and pinholes in the mesh throughout.
Soilage: Nothing obvious from the photos.

151159393207   Sold for $73.99, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/owx8v7u ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 18THC LACE LAPPET
Size:  76″ x 3.5″ (lappets), 2.25″ (band)
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2013 09:34:44 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: 18th century lappets don’t often survive with their connecting band (and almost never with the matching cap back, around which the band would have been ruffled).  These are Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground, around 1760. The band is a close match in style to the lappets, and if you look at the tops of the lappets, the band seems to have been made in one piece with them.  Droschel ground is made in very narrow strips ‘sewn’ together.  This piece does have a later 19th century picoted border sewn on, which was a very common ‘improvement’ for older pieces.  Good floral design, starting to break away from the more undulating mid 18th century design. The droschel ground is quite fine. Much of the attractiveness of lappets such as these are the quality and variety of the fillings, which are interesting here.
Condition:
Modifications:  Picoted edge added later.  Cap back missing.
Damage: Lots of tears and pulls in the mesh, some along the join lines.  Damage to the top of one lappet where it joins with the band.
Soilage: Nothing obvious in the photos.

151159423417   151159423417a   Sold for $137.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nbguemg ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 18THC LACE LAPPET
Size:  3.5″ x 43″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2013 11:52:34 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: Another pair of 18th century lappets with droschel ground.  Mid 18th century. The ground is rather irregularly laid, and the motifs have a kind of roundness to them. Basically no decorative fillings, and the design is a little naive. All this says English Devon work to me. The lappets are joined together at the tops.
Condition:
Modifications:  Can’t see the join to tell if there is any damage.
Damage: Some small holes and pinholes in the mesh throughout.
Soilage: Nothing obvious from the photos.

151159508875   Sold for $895.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qj4uoo5 ANTIQUE LACE-C. 18THC. MECHLIN LACE
Size:  2″ x 48″
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2013 12:03:02 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: I think this might be a 19th century Mechlin edging. The flowers are a bit too regimented, the ground too open, and it doesn’t really match the Louis XV styles. And there are some halfstitch areas in the leaves, a later 19th c characteristic. Fillings along the bottom are quite interesting.
Condition:
Modifications:  Some kind of a stitch line just below the footedge, seller says it can be removed.
Damage: Pinholes in the mesh.  Lower edge looks a bit ragged.
Soilage: Nothing obvious from the photos.

151159515457   Sold for $85.00, 1 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pld74ux ANTIQUE LACE-C. 1700’s,SUPERB VALENCIENNE LACE
Size:  1.75″ x 62″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2013 12:19:39 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A narrow Valenciennes border, ~1730, with the 5-hole ground an snowflake fillings. Note the quatrefoil motifs which are more a characteristic of Mechlin lace of this period, but are also found in Valenciennes.  Val went through a lot of experimentation in ground types before settling on the plaited round an square meshes of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  Note the line drawing in this very flat lace, perfectly delineating the design. This is one of my favorite laces, and one of the great 18th century products. And it is finer than it looks with the width of only 1-3/4″.
Condition:
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Some fraying and breaks along the footedge, as if this was previously attached to something. The main body of the lace looks intact.
Soilage: Nothing obvious from the photos. I’m wondering if this seller’s photos are in B&W which might account for seeing so little staining in recent listings. Not sure.

390694370799   Sold for $997.28, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k82qsxg Antique/vintage Blonde lace shawl – Pat Earnshaw collection. Study or repair
Size:  36″ x 2 yards 8″
Starting Price: $24.95
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2013 12:23:36 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw. A silk blonde rectangular shawl, very wide. This lace doesn’t survive well, see condition notes.  It does have the Blonde de Caen look, but perhaps an earlier 19th c piece. It is made in strips, 4″ wide (see sellers notes.) It does seem rather pieced together – if you look closely the center portions appear to be strips of about 4 different designs laid next to each other  – no attempt at organizing a mirror image along the long axis.  Stare at the blue photo long enough and you will see what I mean. The only thing that is really consistent is the outer edge. Still, they got a large rectangular piece, and this kind of blonde is so impressive. That’s just the way it was made.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A lot of the mesh and some fillings have holes – difficult to repair.
Soilage: A cream color.  I don’t see any obvious stains, but it would take more closeups for a good examination.

231087817527   231087817527a   Sold for 176.99 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l937nkh ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1880,LADIES LACE FALLCAP
Size:  ~33″ x 8.5″ across cap.
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2013 12:40:04 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A small Chantilly fallcap.  Simple design, probably Belgian manufacture.  Unfortunately no photos of the lappet ends.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A few pinholes – there’s a line in the cap portion mesh, not sure what that is.
Soilage: Black color makes it hard to tell.

390694377543   Sold for $19.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kfo7lcy ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1780-1800’s,EXQUISITE ALENCON LACE
Size:  4.25″ x 145″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2013 07:07:59 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A long border of Alençon.  I think it’s more around 1800 Directoire design. Then I started looking at the way the toilé is made in the wheat ear leaves, and am wondering if it is even later in the century.  Plus the condition is so good – earlier pieces don’t often survive that well.   No decorative ‘mode’ fillings, which is unusual. Réseau fin ground. The picots along the lower edge are finely done, but photos not close enough to see if any horsehair is left in. Overall it is a rather simple design, made to be ruffled, and quite effective.
Condition:
Modifications:  No photos of the ends so can’t tell if it has been cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Seller cites one small tear, but I don’t know where.
Soilage: Nothing obvious from the photos.

390694933402   $280.00, 6 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/lp4zosc ANTIQUE LACE -CIRCA 19THC. BRUSSELS LACE SHAWL
Size:  28″ x 114-115″
Starting Price: $595.00
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2013 07:54:07 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. Some needle-made fillings in flower centers- mainly rings and knots, sometimes in grid patterns. A naturalistic later 19th c design with a wide border running around the whole piece.  The motifs seem a little heavy, and there doesn’t seem to be much raised work in the bobbinlace, just a little leaf veining.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Scattered small repairs, most quite minor.
Soilage: Nothing obvious, but hard to tell from the photos.

390694965541

http://tinyurl.com/mxhn9fe Beautiful Length of Antique Silk Maltese Lace 105″
Size:  3-5/8″ x 105″
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2013 11:18:03 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller isohex, Tyne-Wear, United Kingdom
Comments: A silk Maltese border, quite long.  typical undulating tear drop shapes forming hearts in between motifs.  Alternating woven leave grid and Maltese crosses. You see this pattern with variations often in Maltese.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut on both ends.
Damage: Seller cites one broken bride near top.
Soilage: Four localized brown marks. Seller has done an excellent job with the photos.

360783586559

http://tinyurl.com/krbqgkc Antique/vintage Beds lace collar
Size:  3.5″-4.5″ x 30″
Starting Price: 8.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2013 12:06:42 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Beds shawl collar. These are often found in this configuration – a long narrow triangular floral Beds core edged with a plaited border. Here there is a rather unusual narrowing of the core at the back of the neck. Raised tallies in the leaves, a few star-like motifs. Rather a simple design.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Some repairs to the front pieces, not very well done.
Soilage: Nothing obvious from the photos.

331059381033

http://tinyurl.com/khhf48j * Antique HONITON Bobbin Lace Items – Handkerchief – Collars – Dolls – Crafts *
Size:  handkerchief, 14.5″ square.
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2013 12:20:04 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief, 3 collars and two other pieces of Honiton. A nice grouping, most snails/slugs design, but the little thing in the upper right corner looks more advanced. So does the fragment in the upper right corner and the collar in the lower right corner. The handkerchief has quite a nice design, and the brides have a wider, woven look.
Condition:
Modifications:  Pieces in upper right and upper left cut from something else. right end on the longest collar is cut away.
Damage: Occasional broken bride.  A darn in the cloth of the handkerchief.
Soilage: A mix of overall colors, but no bad staining that I can see.

161142972242

http://tinyurl.com/krwtmao Ancienne dentelle de Bruxelles ( main )
Size:  10.5 cm x 170 cm
Starting Price: 80.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2013 12:56:49 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller chantaiziere, Centre, France
Comments: A Point de Gaze flounce, interesting floral design. Gets away from those constant roses a bit. No raised work. I like the series of overlapping circles containing decorative ‘mode’ fillings. The design is well spaced over this fairly small width – work is quite delicate.
Condition:
Modifications:  I can’t see the ends, perhaps this is sewn in a circle?
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.  Engrelure coming away just a little bit in places.
Soilage: Looks very clean, perhaps unused?

121207664344

http://tinyurl.com/m22glu7 Beautiful antique Maltese lace collar blouse front
Size:  38 cm drop x 36 cm neckline
Starting Price: 8.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2013 13:49:55 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jellyjumble, forest hill, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese triangular dress insert with attached matching neckpiece. There probably would have been matching cuffs in the original set.  This piece has a royal look with the guipure crown over the Maltese cross.  Outside and on the neckline are alternating sun motifs and crosses.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller calls it a golden ivory colour. Looks unused.

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