Ebay Alerts! Twenty-six items – November 24, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/mv9lmde Made in Sweden Lacemaking Bobbin Lace Roller Pillow European Knyppeldyna
Size:  ~24″ diameter.
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2013 15:10:34 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller happyspappy, Highland, Michigan, United States
Comments: A Christina pillow – the earlier version. The current version (see thumbnail on the right below)  is about the same dimension, a bright blue, and has a less of a hard edge on the roller (I have to admit I was always bothered by those hard raised endpieces on the roller on the older one). The new one sells for about $900 new. The apron turns independently of the center piece so you don’t have to shove the bobbins around so much. I haven’t had the opportunity to use the new one, so I’m unsure if the stuffing is as firm as the older model.  Note also on the older one, the metal hole above the nameplate – this is meant to hold the support for a tray.  You hardly ever find the tray, so some people have become inventive in making replacements.
This is a highly regarded pillow, and there’s a Christina pillow user group of very fine lacemakers.
Condition:
Modifications:  None. It is missing the tray, and this pillow also sometimes came with a round insert that fits in the well where the roller is.  I don’t see that here either.
Damage:  Could have been used, hard to tell. No obvious damage.
Soilage:  A little scuffing, probably will clean off.  There is a white mark to the left of the roller.

151168772630   christina   christina
Sold for $645.50,9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n97xvbj ANTIQUE LACE -IRISH CARICKMACROSS LACE
Size:  7″ x 188″
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2013 15:20:16 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Highland, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A border of muslin applique on machine net. Could be Carrickmacross – but it doesn’t have the typical looped picot border, and there’s no sign of the bride fillings that you often find in Carrickmacross applique. Still, some of the motifs look like trefoils, and there are good needlerun fillings, so I’m not eliminating an Irish origin.  It is a rather plain piece, a short repeat only along the lower border. But quite nice looking.
Condition:
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.  One seam.
Damage:  Seller cites some minor small openings.
Soilage:  Looks clean, but the whole piece is not photographed in detail.

390705464019   Sold for $65.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mwlyd74 ANTIQUE FRENCH POINT DE GAZE LACE HANDKERCHIEF IN PRISTINE CONDITION ~ STUNNING!
Size:  13″ square
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2013 17:03:11 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller nelliegardener, Evanston, Illinois, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Duchesse de Bruxelles. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. Note the curious needlelace inserts in the center of each side, mostly decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Some good raised work in the bobbinlace – nice technique. The design is OK, but a bit conventional.  Records indicate that it was shown in an exhibition at the Detroit Art Institute in the 1920’s.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage:  A few pinholes in the Point de Gaze mesh.
Soilage: It has that slightly wrinkled washed look.

271323270172   Sold for $282.80, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lzvzoyj FABULOUS ANTIQUE FRENCH POINT DE GAZE LACE HANDKERCHIEF ~ STUNNING
Size:  12.5″ square
Starting Price: $35.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2013 17:06:37 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller nelliegardener, Evanston, Illinois, United States
Comments: Another Brussels Duchesse handkerchief from the previous seller, this one with raised petal roses in the rather large Point de Gaze inserts. Again, notes say it was lent for exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the 1920’s.  In this piece, the Pt de G is a bit more elaborate than the bobbinlace.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage:  A few pinholes in the Point de Gaze mesh.
Soilage: Looks a little washed, but not extreme.

281208425804   Sold for $282.80, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kayzgob Antique Handmade Ecru POINT DE GAZE Needlelace LACE  Collar Child/Doll * Unused
Size:  ~14″ across, depth 1-5/8″ to 3.25″
Starting Price: $24.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2013 19:18:02 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winter-garden, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A small Point de Gaze collar, sewn to a light blue paper. It has some interesting decorative ‘mode’ fillings, but overall the general design is fairly conventional.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage:  No obvious damage from the photos.
Soilage: Looks like a cream color.  There seem to be a few small pink marks, perhaps ink?  Note how some of the fillings and the neckline edge are a little distorted, again this is usually a sign of past washing.

370946003421   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k5pjnx8 344* SUBLIME CHALE ANCIEN OVALE EN DENTELLE CHANTILLY AU FUSEAU EPOQUE 1860
Size:  95 cm x 210 cm
Starting Price: 8.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 25, 2013 11:42:50 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller claude580_0, Pazy, France
Comments: This looks like a narrow triangular Chantilly shawl, but the photos aren’t close enough to really determine if it is handmade. But what I can see has a correct feel. There is also no photograph of the back, so hard to tell the overall pattern. Seller calls the flower sprays ‘hortensia’.
Condition:
Modifications:  None, hopefully.
Damage:  Seller shows a photo of one small hole.
Soilage: Dark color makes it hard to tell.

121218120200   Sold for 100.00 EUR, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lz79hbh 3 BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE EARLY ITALIAN OR FLEMISH BOBBIN LACE INSERTIONS
http://tinyurl.com/la65g64 BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE EARLY ITALIAN OR FLEMISH BOBBIN INSERTION LACE
http://tinyurl.com/mgfcmrz 1.75m BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE EARLY ITALIAN OR FLEMISH LINEN BOBBIN LACE
http://tinyurl.com/lx3g6mw 1m BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE EARLY ITALIAN OR FLEMISH LINEN BOBBIN LACE
http://tinyurl.com/n7bsaqr BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE EARLY ITALIAN OR FLEMISH LINEN BOBBIN LACE WITH LINEN TASSELS
http://tinyurl.com/l9zk37m 1.2m BEAUTIFUL EARLY ITALIAN OR FLEMISH LINEN BOBBIN LACE
Size:  1:  3 pieces, each 2″ x 4″, 2: 2″ x 37″, 3: 1″ x 69. 4: 2.25″ x 39.5″,
5:  5″ x 34″, 6:  1.75″ x 47″
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP, 9.99 GBP, 9.99 GBP, 19.99 GBP, 19.99 GBP,  19.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 25, 2013 12:10:52 PST, Nov 25, 2013 12:20:21 PST,
Nov 25, 2013 12:24:42 PST, Nov 25, 2013 12:25:40 PST,
Nov 25, 2013 12:35:43 PST, Nov 25, 2013 12:36:05 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller vanye90, UK, United Kingdom
Comments: Here are 6 listings of laces which might be early, and I have much the same comment on them, so I’ll put them all together.  Number them 1-6 starting from the upper left. They are all plaited bobbinlaces, with the work having the tightly packed appearance that we assume is very early. Partly from wear, and probably some from an unknown finishing process. Most have also been cut away from the original mounting cloths.
Elisa Ricci, Old Italian Lace is an excellent reference for laces like this. Number 1 is similar to plate 82 in her work. Plate 105 shows the same curved design as Number 4 (you see this technique in laces even today). Number 6 seems a more pure Venetian style. Number 2 seems a little later, more Genoese with woven leaves techniques.  3 and 5 look even later, more loosely worked, and 3 even has a kind of ground that you might associate with the l’Aquila region. 5 has tassels in the corners and some effort has been made to terminate the ends, probably not original with the upper section.
It’s a remarkable set of examples, and we can speculate 17th-18th c Italian, probably used for household linens. But unfortunately our actual dating techniques need to catch up with our opinions.
Condition:
Modifications: All cut away from the cloth originally mounted to.
Damage:  Main wear around the edges. The threads are fairly heavy, that helps with survival.
Soilage: Generally clean considering the age.

390704787485   111220074337   111220074331
1: Sold for 162.00 GBP, 4 bidders.
2: Sold for 10.50 GBP, 2 bidders.
3: Sold for 9.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

111220074336   111220074332   111220074333
5:  Sold for 58.00 GBP, 2 bidders.
6:  Sold for 34.59 GBP, 2 bidders.
7:  Sold for 58.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p2jcuft PC41 Vtg Pillow Layover White Linen w/ Tenerife Lace 28″ x 27″
Size:  28″ x 27″
Starting Price: $35.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 25, 2013 12:19:54 PST
Offered by: Ebay lois437, Commerce Township, Michigan, United States
Comments: A drawnwork square, of the type known as Mexican Drawnwork. Produced in Mexico in the late 19th, early 20thc, and marketed in the US through an outlet in Texas. Skilful work with an impressive pattern.  You see these little squares quite often.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage:  one hole in the drawnwork lower left corner.
Soilage: Looks quite clean.

251366194317   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/qyc8hhj BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE 8.5 x 280 cms
Size:  8.5 cm x 280 cm
Starting Price: 85.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 25, 2013 14:17:40 PST
Offered by: Ebay beyondthetower, SOMERSET, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Point de Gaze, no raised work. Good decorative ‘mode’ fillings, and a fairly naturalistic floral design. The fillings give some dimension to a typical romantic design – I like the little ‘swag’ of graduated sized rings below the flowers.  Note the long, isolated picots along the lower edge, a fairly recognizable technique typical of a unknown manufacturer.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut both ends.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a few small brown dot marks.

261333647885   Sold for 160.00 GBP, 12 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n7dxkjz A VINTAGE HONITON LACE COLLAR
Size:  39 cm neckline, 8.5 max width
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 25, 2013 14:20:17 PST
Offered by: Ebay beyondthetower, SOMERSET, United Kingdom
Comments: At first glance this piece seems a little messy, but look at it closely and it’s quite interesting.  Honiton, the motifs are a bit coarse, but not really snails/slugs style. There seem to be two patterns alternating with each point (if they had done one more point the ends would have matched better). What really makes the piece are the large variety of fillings found in every open space. In this it recalls some very sophisticated laces from later 19th c shops like Treadwin’s. Frankly, I’m not quite sure what to make of it.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few small brown spots.

370946416156   Sold for 41.99 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k5vgmzk A BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE HONITON LACE TRIMMING – THISTLES
Size: 7 cm x 174 cm
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 25, 2013 14:22:03 PST
Offered by: Ebay beyondthetower, SOMERSET, United Kingdom
Comments: This Honiton border somewhat resembles the piece reviewed above, but with a design that is more recognizable. The swirling feathery leaves seem to cradle a kind of thistle design. Above this it’s more scattered with lesser defined leaves. In the lower portion again there are many varied tally fillings.  Above are brides, but these appear to be needle-made. Hard to tell without more closeups. The piece is interesting, and the work finely done. The unusual footedge looks to be bobbin-made.
I wonder if these two pieces are by the same maker.
Condition:
Modifications:  None. Note, ends are finished.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few small brown spots.

370946417027   Sold for 41.09 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m7dmfwl BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE HANDMADE BRUSSELS LACE TRIMMING
Size: ~8cm x 82cm
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 25, 2013 14:33:29 PST
Offered by: Ebay beyondthetower, SOMERSET, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges border with tightly woven flowers and leaves – good raised veining. Picoted bride background. I don’t see any needlelace, even the tiny flower fillings look bobbin-made.  It relies on just a few motifs for an effective look.
Condition:
Modifications:  Ends unfinished, although don’t appear to be cut.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks quite clean.

370946417640   Sold for 37.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m48md8n WOW! HUGE Antique Point De Gaze COLLAR lace trim vintage DOLLS 46″ LONG
Size: neckline 40″, depth 4.5″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Nov 25, 2013 14:33:29 PST
Offered by: Ebay nedbraden, Spokane, Washington, United States
Comments: A bertha of Brussels Duchesse.  Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Note the extensive needlelace fillings of alternating needlelace rings and knots arranged in a grid pattern.  Overall pattern difficult to see when the piece is photographed on a white background. Conventional Duchesse motifs, what is more unusual are the large needlelace areas.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage:  Seller cites two areas of broken thread. From what I can see the PtdG mesh looks intact.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos – a bit shrunken maybe from past washing.

331069171835   Sold for $131.20, 12 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mdeu5s4 ANTIQUE HM 18THC FINELY & WONDERFULLY DESIGNED MECHLIN LACE/ IRISES & DAISIES
Size: 1.75″ x 73″
Starting Price: $599.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer.
Auction ends: Nov 25, 2013 19:35:13 PST
Offered by: Ebay snakey03rr, Bourbon, Missouri, United States
Comments: Louis XV Mechlin border, mid 18th c. Lots of Mechlin of this period looks like it could be laid long-edge to long-edge and double the width – you can see this in lappets sometimes. The design is a little plain, lots of large areas of cloth stitch. Some quatrefoil fillings. It does seem to be in remarkable condition, aside from the stains.
Condition:
Modifications:  One join.  Part sewn on a silk backing.
Damage:  I can’t see obvious damage, which is unusual for a piece like this.
Soilage: Scattered brown age stains. Overall ecru color.

181264810861   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/k3y2ths Very Beautiful Antique Brussels/Point de Gaze Collar/Bertha
Size: 43″ neckline, outside 100″. 5.75″ to 6.25″ deep.
Starting Price: 14.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2013 08:58:53 PST
Offered by: Ebay isohex, Tyne-Wear,, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Brussels Duchesse, raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts.  Some raised work on the bobbinlace also. The bobbinlace motifs are quite large for this format.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:  Some pinholes in the PtdG mesh.
Soilage: Looks quite clean from the photos.

360795929275   Sold for 73.20 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k7b7kob Antique Hand Made Bedfordshire Maltese Lace 58″ Round Tablecloth Shawl Headpiece
Size: 58″ diameter
Starting Price: $4.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2013 12:27:49 PST
Offered by: Ebay mctiques, Winterport, Main, United States
Comments: A tape lace tablecloth. Looks like German or Eastern European with the flowerhead design. Good ground of woven leaves and picoted brides.  I’m guessing linen thread.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks very clean.

331069582191   $74.21, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/o7wo3qg Antique Irish Crochet Lace Collar-3D Flowers!
Size: 11″ across bottom, 13.5″ across middle. 12.5″ tall.
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2013 14:12:47 PST
Offered by: Ebay ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A dress front of Irish Crochet. Large impressive flowers against a rectangular picoted bride ground.  I like the bold look of this piece. I’m just wondering if the thread is silk – it seems rather shiny.  No closeups to tell definitively.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks very clean from the photos.

251383885934   Sold for $25.49, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pal2s2c Antique Stunning 19thC Duchesse Lace Shawl- 53″ long by 4-5″ wide
Size: 4-5″ x 53″
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2013 14:15:17 PST
Offered by: Ebay ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A narrow scarf of Duchesse de Bruges, meaning no needlelace.  I like the ends, not sure the transition into the rest of the scarf works so well.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:  A few broken brides.
Soilage: A little stained on the ends.

251383887223   Sold for $74.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nwf9b55 LOVELY ANTIQUE HANDMADE LACE FAN, BRUSSELS & POINT DE GAZE, MOTHER OF PEARL RIBS
Size: 10″ long, 18″ wide. Lace 6″ deep.
Starting Price: $100.00
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2013 14:15:17 PST
Offered by: Ebay glenmartintextiles2013, Freeport, Maine, United States
Comments: A fan of Brussels Duchesse with Mother of Pearl (Abalone)/bone sticks. Raised petal roses in the bit Point de Gaze insert.  In fact, look at the back view of the rose and you can see the simple support made for that raised petal.  Just a coarse net.  The bobbinlace is rather simple, note the technique of the leaves and the outer edge is the same.
Modifications: None
Damage:  Two broken sticks.  The lace itself looks intact.
Soilage: Some age discoloration.

121218780183   Sold for $180.49, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p8m6tph Fan/Eventail 3-HUGE Brussels Bobbin LACE, 1890,Mother of Pearl sticks guards
Size: 14″ long, 26″ wide
Starting Price: $199.99
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2013 16:36:34 PST
Offered by: Ebay betsycrnfa, Mesa, Arizona, United States
Comments: A fan of Brussels Duchesse, although the Point de Gaze is limited to two roses, no ground, no raised petals. There are a few needlelace fillings in some of the bobbinlace. The bobbinlace itself is quite free and fills the large space very well. Some raised work in the bobbinlace.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:  One upper rib repair.  Can’t see any obvious damage to the lace.
Soilage: Looks clean, although unsure of the overall color. Sometimes it looks white, sometimes cream.

400610994241   Sold for $257.95, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nav488g Antique Teneriffe silk handmade lace lovely handkerchief
Size: 13.5″ x 14″
Starting Price: 19.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 27, 2013 09:01:20 PST
Offered by: Ebay discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A ñanduti handkerchief, with palm leaf motifs on the outside and a series of roundels on the inside. Seller says it is silk, hard to tell from the photos alone. Silk is rare in this lace, and as a working thread it is a little stiff. You don’t get quite the elaborate motifs as you do with fine cotton.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:  A few small holes in the cloth. Some minor pulls in the lace.
Soilage: Looks quite clean.

291021139312   Sold for $19.99, 1 bidder.

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