Ebay Alerts! Twelve items – November 21, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/mdhaugo ANTIQUE LACE 18THC HM POINT d’ANGLETERRE LAPPETS/ PAT EARNSHAW COLLECTION
Size:  4″ x 25″ each
Starting Price: $850.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Nov 21, 2013 13:07:04 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller snakey03rr, Spokane, Washington, United States
Comments: This listing may be ended by the time the Ebay Alerts are posted, but I’ll put it up anyway. Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw, and pictured on page 90 of her book, “Bobbin & Needle Laces Identification & Care”. Brussels bobbinlace lappets with droschel ground. Mid 18th c, Louis XV design with a rather heavy border and scattered motifs with some brides floating in the light ground. One thing to look for in a lace like this is the variety of perfection of the fillings. This set seems to rely mostly on a partridge eye motif embedded in a half-stitch background. The motifs are nicely worked, although the design looks a bit rushed. Laces like this are sometimes called Point d’Angleterre, although you have to be careful of the term and I don’t like to use it. It is supposed to indicate a Flemish product made for the English market, but it seems to be applied rather indiscriminately.
Condition:
Modifications:  Top ends cut.
Damage:  A few tiny holes in the motifs and some pinholes and small breaks in the ground. One small repair that I can spot. Actually quite good condition for a lace of this age.
Soilage:  Looks very clean, I don’t see any obvious spotting.

181261891017   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m4obb5n Antique lace trim Brussels Point De Gaze
Size:  3.5″ x 62″
Starting Price: $99.00
Auction ends: Nov 21, 2013 15:20:59 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jabezzz, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Comments: A densely patterned Duchesse de Bruges narrow border. Note the little trumpet-like flowers. Gimp outlines, no raised work, no needlelace, and it relies on just a few motifs. Has a nice presence.
Condition:
Modifications:  Ends are cut.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Seller cites one small stain.

221317346951   Sold for $99.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nekg4k3 WOW!! Hand Made CHANTILLY net tulle DELICATE LACE TRIM FRENCH ANTIQUE 1800’s
Size:  12.5″ x 2 yards 6″
Starting Price: $79.99
Auction ends: Nov 21, 2013 18:53:43 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller nedbraden1972, Spokane, Washington, United States
Comments: A Flemish pieced bobbinlace that has the look of 18thc Brabant. However it lacks the mesh ground found in earlier pieces. The picoted brides are very regular, and the overall condition is much better than expected for and early piece. The motifs are quite large with some use of raised edges, but not too much.  I’ve been studying a little about Sluis Duchesse, which Sister Judith learned as a girl, and I’m struck by how some of the flowers resemble this technique. Yet the large urn-like motif is so well done that it almost resembles a Valenciennes line-drawn pattern. Quite an impressive piece, and I’d call it later 19th c, and I’m happy to listen to different opinions on this one.
Condition:
Modifications:  One end is cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks very clean.

231095815509   Sold for $281.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l9c7scb Antique Maltese Lace – Phenomenal Wedding Handkerchief – Must See! All Silk!
Size:  13″ square
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: Nov 22, 2013 14:39:14 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller judykahooti, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A Maltese handkerchief – three layers. Outer border is a series of flowers. Crossed woven leaves next to the center.  The inner part has an elaborate wire ground, cross in the corners and some isolated woven leaf crosses between.  It all works quite well.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  One break in thread near top center.
Soilage:  Seller cites a few small light stains in the silk center, seem to coincide with fold lines.

251380813624   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mustatg ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1500-1600’s EARLY GENOESE LACE
Size:  2.5″ x 19″
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Nov 22, 2013 15:33:58 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: This is a Reticella needlelace piece, still using the heavily cut and drawn fabric structural base.  I would call the style Venetian, very open and light texture. Note the embroidery on top of the motifs. The technique looks appropriate, but whether it is actually a late 16th-early 17th century piece is open to speculation.
Condition:
Modifications:  Can’t see the end treatments from the given photos. The top border has been cut along the drawnwork line; it should look like the lower band at the top of the points.
Damage:  Occasional loose thread, minor.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

390704279104   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/khy9ko9 Antique Lace Fan
Size:  9″ x 16.5″
Starting Price: $99.00, $250.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 23, 2013 14:23:48 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller chicrose2006, Bradenton, Florida, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse fan with a large Point de Gaze insert of a flower basket. One rose in the flower, hard to tell if the petals are raised. The Duchesse bobbinlace is well done, with conventional motifs.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: One mended stick. Lace looks in good condition, but need more closeups of the needlelace to tell for certain.
Soilage:  Looks a little soiled, not bad.

181264687774   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/jvsrocn ANTIQUE LACE-RARE 19THC.IRISH YOUGHAL LACE ,185″,4.69m
Size: 6″ x 185″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2013 09:35:26 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A border of Youghal needlelace with picoted bride ground. Scattered flower and leaf sprays, well designed, giving an unusually naturalistic look to this piece. The clothwork is tight, with shading formed from more open stitches. I like that they don’t go overboard on the fillings.  Note, the foot edge is a little plainer than most Youghal borders.  This is quite a sophisticated piece.
Condition:
Modifications:  Can’t see the end treatments from the given photos, but seller says it is finished on both ends.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks like it was never used.

390705296562   Sold for $1,375.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lubqfuv ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 19THC.FINE BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE
Size: 23″ x 85″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2013 09:46:44 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbin and needlelace application on machine net. Mostly bobbin motifs, but a few needle-made circular motifs, and simple fillings in various open spaces.  A 2nd Empire romantic design, although the motifs are not quite as refined as is seen in the highest end market pieces. Given the excellent condition and the rather white slightly heavy looking tulle, I wonder if this is a later 19th c piece.
Condition:
Modifications:  Hard to see the ends but one does look finished.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos, and the tulle looks intact.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

151170267431   $95.00, 6 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/otpxuae ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 17TH-18THC LACE
Size: ~6″ x ~66.5″
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2013 09:58:57 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A tape lace flounce. I think it might be linen. This type of lace is not well documented, although it might be a Russian Yelts piece. There are also some that think the narrow tapes indicate an early Flemish origin, and these eventually developed into the raised edges of bobbinlace motifs. Here the tapes tend to widen out into more decorative designs, sometimes including woven tallies.  I’ll go with a 19thc eastern European origin, but have little confidence that is entirely correct.
Condition:
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends.
Damage:  Occasional frayed spots, very minor.
Soilage:  Looks clean.

390705307691   Sold for $391.99, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pqsxrdd ANTIQUE LACE-SUPERB 18THC.BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE/SHAWL
Size: 14″ x 48″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2013 10:09:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: It looks like a long shawl of Brussels bobbinlace with a droschel ground, probably appliqued. Which would put it before ~1840. the lower edge has a different ground filling, and some interesting spider-shaped fillings. Interesting design of swags and hanging baskets.  Note the top and one side edge are finished with additional motifs, but to me the main piece looks cut off before these were added.  I think it might be a larger shawl that was cut down into this form.
Condition:
Modifications:  Might be cut down from a larger piece with edges added later.
Damage:  Nothing obvious that I can see from the photos.
Soilage:  Seller cites minor age stains.

151170282517   $155.00, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/ofz3f2n 19thc Bruges Duchesse 114″ x 5.5″ Hand Made Bobbin lace 2,90m x 14cm Brussels
Size: 5.5″ x 114″
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2013 10:32:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: I like the design of this piece, and the spider-like ‘islands’ in the ground look almost like stars. But I hesitate on the attribution, since this is more a tape lace than a pieced Belgian border. Yet I’m not too sure what to call it. I was thinking Lepoglava, but it’s a little off in design for that.  So for the moment I’ll go back to Belgium.
Condition:
Modifications:  One end cut, can’t see the other.
Damage:  Two small cuts on the upper border.
Soilage:  One light stain.

331066013258   Sold for $95.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/ntgv67k ANTIQUE LACE -LOVELY 19THC.BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE SHAWL
Size: ~49-50″ x ~15-16″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2013 14:29:37 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A kind of shawl collar of Point de Gaze. No raised work, and no elaborate decorative fillings. It relies on well executed naturalistic flat designs, and is quite effective. Much different from standard Point de Gaze. I’ve seen a few small collars and borders in this technique, but nothing this large.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage:  A few minor small openings and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage:  Seller says it has a cream patina.

151170427504   $454.50, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

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