Ebay Alerts! Eight items – December 15, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/kb9zfsf Antique Victorian lace parasol cover, Application de Bruxelles aux Fuseaux c1860
Size:  22″ diameter (if I’m reading correctly)
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 15, 2013 12:22:26 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: A parasol cover of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. Good romantic design, eight-pointed geometry.  Note the extensive esprits in the ground – this is a higher end market product. I think it is finer than it looks from the photos due to the small size. These don’t come up very often, especially not in this good condition.
Provenance:  ‘Residual’ contents of the home of Lord & Lady Winnington.
Condition:
Modifications: None – but the center hole for the parasol tip could have been better finished.
Damage: Seller cites one tiny hole in the tulle.
Soilage:  Looks clean in the photos.

360808206793   Sold for 102.00 GBP, 12 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kqlsf33 EXQUISITE ANTIQUE REAL EARLY VENETIAN ROSE POINT VENICE NEEDLE LACE POMEGRANATES
Size:  7″ x 48″ with 8″ fringe (I think only on one end)
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: Dec 16, 2013 19:07:01 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller micu02, Montevideo, Uruguay
Comments: A Belgian needlelace border, later 19th c, imitating early Venetian rose point, but with a distinctly Belgian character. Two specific features mark the origin (other than the general design). First the cordonnet is attached with loosely spaced buttonhole stitches, similar to what you see in Point de Gaze needlelace. Second, note the overlapping rings used as decorative fillings, also a Pt d G technique. This is a nice example of the type, probably cotton. Use of linen was rare in this lace, although that fringe might be linen thread.
Provenance:  None given.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on both ends, the fringe is a later addition.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Seller cites age yellowing, although photographed on the nice blue background it looks quite clean.

321274833359   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m7khp7z Antique Venetian handmade needle lace lovely collar
Size:  24″ neckline, 4.5″ center depth
Starting Price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 17, 2013 07:43:15 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A dress front of Venise needlelace. Given the loosely buttonholed cordonnet and the way the rings are made, probably again a Belgian piece.  Fairly typical design, picoted brides, some simple variations in the clothwork.
Provenance:  None given.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Yellowing around the neckline.

291035347822   Sold for 29.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kmyn2gw Antique Victorian Irish crochet lace trim edging 66″ exquisite ecru hand made
Size:  5″ x 66″
Starting Price: $150.00
Auction ends: Dec 17, 2013 09:07:53 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gypsy5961, New Milford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A border of Irish Crochet.  The thread is quite shiny, might be silk, although it’s hard to tell exactly. It does have a rather soft look to it. Large, elaborate motifs, good raised work, tight clothwork, and the picots on the brides look like crocheted loops.  In all the Irish Crochet I’ve reviewed over the years on LaceNews, 77% are collars, and only 4.5% are borders. It’s really quite remarkable, so I tend to pay attention to the borders when they come up.
Provenance:  “Ct (country?) estate fresh first time offered”
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Ecru color, looks quite soft, but hard to say if that’s wear or just the thread quality.

190998837263   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lthhskg Antique LACE-CIRCA 17-18TH LACE
Size:  3.5″ x 128″
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: Dec 17, 2013 13:59:52 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: The lace looks like a Flemish tape lace with an irregular reseau, almost a droschel ground. Note some of the heads almost look like they have square tallies around the center – not enough closeups to tell for sure.  This one is a puzzle, but it looks 18th c.
Provenance:  None given.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.  Top by the engrelure also has some interrupted motifs, perhaps cut.  One join.
Damage: A few small openings, some pulls in the ground. A few small repairs.
Soilage:  Ecru color, no obvious stains.

390724007298   Sold for $66.99, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/khd2djx ANTIQUE LACE -EARLY VENETIAN LACE
Size:  3.5″ x 88.5″
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Dec 17, 2013 14:11:55 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A border of Point de France, late 17th century. Basically you can tell Point de France from the contemporary Venetian products by the presence of the hexagonal picoted mesh and/or a certain vertical symmetry to the design. This one does have a more flowing design.Both top and bottom look cut in this piece, so I suspect it was originally much larger.  Ireland did copy this type of lace, but I don’t think that’s the case here. It’s too clean in execution.
Provenance:  Museum de-accession.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t tell if ends are cut.  Looks cut down from a larger piece. Bobbin-made engrelure added later, probably also the bottom looped edge.
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos – maybe a few loose threads.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos

390724013659   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lfzjudx Exquisite Handmade Duchesse de Bruxelles Lace
Size:  4″ x 32″ and 39″
Starting Price: $99.99
Auction ends: Dec 18, 2013 13:32:31 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller cybergro2010, Wilmington, Vermont, United States
Comments: Two pieces of a border of Duchesse de Bruxelles – pieced bobbinlace with Point de Gaze inserts. Single raised petal roses in the Pt de G inserts , and some raised wrok in the leaves of the bobbinlace.  Note the little windows in the needlelace rose petals.
Provenance:  Family collection.
Condition:
Modifications: Engrelure missing in part of one piece – minor.  Three ends cut, one looks terminated.
Damage: One break in the header of one piece just where engrelure starts to go missing. Pt de Gaze mesh looks intact except for one hole. One separation in the leaves along lower border – minor.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

321273004765   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m3npo9a “DENTELLIERE AU TRAVAIL ” lithographie signée TOFFOLI Louis
Size:  63 cm x 47 cm
Starting Price: 120.00 EUR
Auction ends: Dec 19, 2013 06:02:07 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller paulonaoned, Nantes, France
Comments: Artist’s proof. OK, she has no face, and if a French lacemaker, it’s not quite accurate, but it is a good, colorful lithograph. I’m wondering if this might be a depiction of a Sri Lanka lacemaker, from the clothing, and the costume and equipment see more typical of that region. See http://tinyurl.com/lfg4pcn. Louis Toffli was a naturalized French citizen (10/16/1907 to 2/18/1999). There’s a Wikipedia article that mentions his lithography, and also that he traveled extensively later in life.
Provenance:  None given.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious.
Soilage:  Looks good from the photos.

121232606182   Sold for 120.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

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