Ebay Alerts! Ten items – December 29, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/klfgbxy Ancienne dentelle noire au fuseaux Grammont Chantilly luny 464/47-1
Size:  27 cm x 850 cm
Starting Price: 10.00 EUR
Auction ends: Dec 30, 2013 11:04:06 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller maison3.14, languedoc roussillon, France
Comments: A flounce of heavy black silk Le Puy guipure.  Note the ‘spider-like’ ground, and Le Puy is known for this kind of experimentation.  The cloth stitch motifs on point ground backgrounds is also very typical of this lace, along with motifs encased in narrow borders. The design in this piece has a short repeat with rather rounded motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if it is cut.
Damage: One snag along upper border, not sure I’d even call it damage.
Soilage:  Difficult to tell from black color, but nothing obvious from the photos.

151195210270   Sold for 48.50 EUR, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lmb9uj4 ANTIQUE MALTESE CREAM SILK LACE COLLAR
Size:  15.75″ x 25.5″
Starting Price: 28.99 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 31, 2013 07:20:43 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller kimsucadi, Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A dress front of Maltese. Note the extensive woven leaf ground with one full Maltese cross guipure medallion, half medallions on the ends. The border alternates between cross and flower motifs.  A large amount of regular woven ground like this is a difficult thing to handle design-wise.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: There aren’t a lot of closeups, but it looks like there might be a few weaknesses in the ground here and there.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

301036724144   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/knmuy3h ANTIQUE LACE COLLAR BRUSSELS MIXED WITH POINT DE GAZE HANDMADE
Size:  36″ neckline, 6″ deep at the center.
Starting Price: $225.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jan 1, 2013 11:31 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller oldthreads, Franklinville, New York, United States
Comments: A collar or dress front with long points and attached neckpiece. Duchesse de Bruxelles, although the neckpiece doesn’t seem to have any needlelace accents.  Note the unusual upright flowers in the neckpiece. The main collar is well done with Point de Gaze elements and fillings primarily around the neckline – down the points they widen out and the fillings become very elaborate. One large raised petal rose at each end, and note the heavy needlemade accents around the centers of some flowers.  Some of the bobbinlace motifs are a little unusual for this kind of lace, very well done, and the design is quite dense. Altogether it looks very effective.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, although neckpiece is a separate attachment and might not be original to the set.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Maybe a bit of a cream color.

370956260791   Unsold as of 1/2/14 7:50 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/k87rssu ANTIQUE LACE COLLAR BRUSSELS MIXED WITH POINT DE GAZE HANDMADE
Size:  15″ neckline, 3″ deep at center
Starting Price: $59.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jan 1, 2013 11:34 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller oldthreads, Franklinville, New York, United States
Comments: A collar of Point de Gaze needlelace, no raised work.  Interesting, more modern design with what look like pansies.  Decorative ‘mode’ filings consist of single heavy rings in small spaces.  It has a rather flat, modern look, fairly unusual.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: a few small holes in the mesh, esp. on the right side.
Soilage:  Some oxidation and slight storage stains.

370956261908   Unsold as of 1/2/14 7:50 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/mek8ggk Antique 19thC MINT Hand Made Duchesse Lace Shawl-MINT
Size:  4.5″ x 50″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jan 2, 2013 07:25:22 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A narrow scarf of Duchesse de Bruges.  It has a series of oval cartouches filled with flowers and leaves down the length of the scarf, with a large massed leaf arrangement with some terminating flowers at the ends. Note the simple toothed edge around most of the outside. The motifs are fairly simple with a little raised veining, but mostly just a gimp outline. Good technique and the design is typical of the type.
Provenance:  From a local estate.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks quite clean in the photos.

251411381906   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kynamv9 Antique 19thC BRUSSELS Applique Complex Floral LACE Lappet-MINT
Size:  3.5″ x 40″
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Jan 2, 2013 07:27:45 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A lappet scarf of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Small motifs, highly floral design, a few small needlelace rings as accents. This is a lace that doesn’t come up too often in the small piece format, and this is a good example.
Provenance:  From a local estate.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One small hole in the tulle at the center joining segment.
Soilage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.

251411383376   Sold for $70.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/myn9u6p Special Antique 19thC Duchesse Floral & Leaf Design LG LACE Collar
Size:  40″ outer edge, 6″ max width, 1.25″ wide at tips
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Jan 2, 2013 07:30:28 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A Duchesse collar with a kind of key design. Good raised work, no needlelace accents. Sometimes we call this Duchesse de Bruges, but it can also be a close call whether this is just a Duchesse without the needlelace, or something with more actual Bruges characteristics. It’s a subject in need of research. This particular piece is quite elaborate, right on the edge of the Duchesse de Bruxelles designs.
Provenance:  From a local estate.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Seller cites 2 tiny age spots.

251411384681   Sold for $64.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mzvmola Antique LG Irish Crochet Shawl Collar- 3D Lily of Valley/Daisies/Trumpet Flowers
Size:  12″ wide at top, 22.5″ long, panels 4.5″ wide.
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jan 2, 2013 07:32:44 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet neckpiece, sort of a collar. It has interesting motifs, quite unusual in design (although the shamrocks are pretty recognizable.). It does have a rather thrown together appearance, with a little left-right symmetry. The ground appears to be needlemade which would put it in the later Honiton Point category. The texture of the motifs has that slightly grainy appearance that might have to do with the type of thread used.  Interesting piece.
Provenance:  From a local estate.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites a few broken brides.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

251411385773   Sold for $75.00, 1 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m7tpr6x ANTIQUE 19thC HM BEAUTIFUL LENGTH OF POINT DE GAZE/ EXCELLENT CONDITION
Size:  5.5″ x 29″
Starting Price: $199.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jan 2, 2013 14:59:50 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller snakey03rr, Bourbon, Missouri, United States
Comments: A short border of Point de Gaze.  No raised work, and decorative ‘mode’ fillings are kept to a minimum. The design is sophisticated, the work excellent, and this is a type of Belgian needlelace at the top of its game.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Looks cut on both ends.
Damage: Seller says it looks unused, and I can’t see anything in the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

181288995147   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/laxey7v +6YDS HANDMADE Antique Vtg VICTORIAN LIERRE TAMBOUR LACE WEDDING BRIDAL FLOUNCE
Size:  14″ x 249″
Starting Price: $1,199.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jan 2, 2013 05:15 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: A wide border of embroidered net, tambour embroidery which probably means it is Belgian manufacture.  The design is delicate and quite beautiful. This is a primary reason why I’m doing more with the embroidered nets in the Ebay Alerts.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Sewn into a circle.
Damage: A few well-done repairs, one join (not the one joining it into a circle). Occasional loose threads. A few small holes and pinholes in the net.
Soilage:  Seller cites age yellowing and rare small spot.

161166731784   Unsold as of 1/4/2014 5:45 PM MST.

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