Ebay Alerts! Thirteen items – January 12, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/lwegrfn Stunning antique Victorian handmade Irish crochet lace shoulder collar capelet
Size:  40 cm deep x 112 cm long.
Starting Price: 82.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2014 09:40:07 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: A small Irish Crochet cape. The design has many elements of early ‘imitation guipure’ crochet, with small motifs, the ‘fan-like’ connecting structures, and crocheted loop picots.  No sign of the horseshoe motif which is often found in this kind of lace. It is often made in large textile-like structures.
Provenance:  From a collection of family lace.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One repair to the back of the neck.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

191025422566   Sold for 204.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lqorhyx Point de Paris bobbin lace border
Size:  4.75″ x 15 feet 6″
Starting Price: 45.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2014 10:26:14 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller 999dogtoby, Bath, United Kingdom
Comments: A  long Point de Paris border with straight lower edge.  It has a delicate floral design with some areas of point ground used as fillings.  Somewhat lighter in appearance than most Point de Paris.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on one end, can’t see the other.
Damage: Seller shows a few small holes in the photos, and mentions a few mends, but I don’t know if these are localized or extend all the way along the piece.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

291051640116   Sold for 45.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mfd9cuf BEAUTIFUL LARGE ANTIQUE 19th C BELGIAN DUCHESSE BOBBIN LACE & CATTLE BONE FAN~
Size:  13.75″ long, 26″ wide
Starting Price: $150.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2014 12:28 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller fiona6704, Gateshead, United Kingdom
Comments: This large Duchesse fan apparently comes with a box. No needlelace that I can see, so this is more the Duchesse de Bruges style. A little raised work in some motifs, overall they are quite typical of Duchesse.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos.
Soilage:  A few small stains, looks like an overall cream color. Guard stick repaired.

380769606770   Unsold as of 1/13/2014, 12:05 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/m4363pl EXCEPTIONAL VINTAGE ANTIQUE IRISH CROCHET LARGE TABLE ROUND CLOTH DOILIE S34
Size:  21″ diameter
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2014 15:35:29 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller textilemagic, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
Comments: A large round Irish table ornament. Heavy motifs, tightly worked around the outside, Rose of Sharon pattern inside – a nice contrast between the two textures. Chain stitch picot loops.  Some good raised work in the heavier motifs.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites one small break. I do see the occasional loose thread which might indicate a repair, see third photo.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos

390740679485   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ltkmpvw Gorgeous Antique Net Lace Handkerchief, Bridal, Excellent
Size:  14″ square
Starting Price: $49.00
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2014 18:12:29 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller quiltlover, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Comments: An embroidered net handkerchief, needlerun stitch which could indicate Ireland or Lierre.  The work is quite delicate, good design.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos.
Soilage:  Light ecru color, faint storage fold lines in the center cloth.

301060696640   Sold for $71.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lalofaf ANTIQUE HAND FAN BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE & SUPERB CARVED MOP FRAME FRENCH
Size:  17.75″ wide, 9-7/8″ tall
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Jan 12, 2014 18:57:26 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eclectic_mix4u, Midlothian, Virginia, United States
Comments: A later 19th century Point de Gaze fan with carved Mother of Pearl sticks (probably Abalone). Quite an elaborate piece – no raised work in the lace, but plenty of good decorative ‘mode’ fillings often used over large areas.  Good design, although the symmetry of the center motifs is a bit off with respect to the rest of the piece – I think it has something to do with the way the little extra piece that goes behind the guard stick on the right side is done. Wish there were a closeup of this area.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: none
Damage: One damaged rib. The Point de Gaze mesh looks in good condition.
Soilage:  A few faint spots in the lace, minor.

251419248201   Sold for $330.01, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mbknxsc Antique Honiton handmade bobbin lace lovely Bodice insert
Size:  7″ x 14.75″
Starting Price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 14, 2014 08:28:40 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A triangular dress insert of Honiton. The neckedge matches the motifs along the sides of the piece, but it does look almost like a separate neckpiece attachment.  The design is a bit chaotic and has a rough symmetry in the upper part. Roses, thistles, perhaps a cornucopia.  Good work with some interesting raised work, but overall rather snail/slugs style. Plaited picoted irregular brides.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: none
Damage: A few minor pulls
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

291053031037   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mambzp8 Antique Brussels bobbin lace handmade lovely Lappet
Size:  2.5″ to 1″ x 44″
Starting Price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 15, 2014 08:30:26 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of Duchesse de Bruges.  Fairly simple design and note the large areas of fillings with some needle-made accents.  I like the way the motifs cascade down the narrow parts widening out in the endpieces.  A middle market product.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: none
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

291053645182   Sold for 31.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mld4gx8 Length of Beautiful Antique Point de Gaze Needlepoint Lace
Size: 3″ x 32.5″
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 15, 2014 10:32:25 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller isohex, Tyne-Wear, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow border of Point de Gaze. No raised work in the roses, and there are some good decorative ‘mode fillings’. I like the little sprays of rings in the upper ground. A good, typical example.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Some pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

360832245709  Sold for 77.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lovbkgp Antique Binche handmade early lace 2 small pieces……study….collector
Size: 1.5″ x 8.25″ and 1.75″ x 9.75″
Starting Price: 19.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 16, 2014 10:32:25 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: Two fragments of 18th century Valenciennes, both quite interesting. Probably around 1730-40.  The top piece has an unusual ‘kat stitch’ ground, and this would be a very early use of that stitch. The bottom one has cinq-trou ground. Both have scattered snowflake variation fillings. Valenciennes experimented with a lot of different grounds around this time. The ‘line drawing’ effect on whole and half stitch is well done, just wish there were more.  One of my favorite laces.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: cut from longer lengths
Damage: Both look in excellent condition for their age.
Soilage:  Look clean from the photos.

291054235905   Sold for 82.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l39lhqj EVENTAIL 19è DENTELLE AIGUILLE BRUXELLES 19thC NEEDLE LACE fan Fächer ventaglio
Size: 24 cm long
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jan 16, 2014 11:31:18 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, Paris, France
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with blonde ribs.  No raised work in the lace, which is delicately designed and worked. A rather naturalistic design with minimal but effective use of decorative ‘modes’.  A higher end market product.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: none
Damage: One damaged rib.  Seller says that the ribs are not positioned correctly so the fan doesn’t fold right.
Soilage:  Look very clean

111254264403   Sold for 135.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ly3fsoo GRAND EVENTAIL 19è NACRE DENTELLE FUSEAU NEEDLE LACE fan Fächer ventaglio
Size: 35 cm long
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jan 16, 2014 11:31:18 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, Paris, France
Comments: A fan of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Needlelace fillings used as accents. A delicate design, note the elaborate flower basket in the center.  Rather elaborately decorated Mother of Pearl (abalone) sticks.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: none
Damage: One rib restored.  The machine tulle looks in good shape.
Soilage:  Some staining in the lace.

111254270307   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kgoremp Beautiful Antique Handmade Lace Flounce-Point de Gaze
Size: 10″ x 84″
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 16, 2014 12:04:55 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller baraud, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Comments: A reasonably wide, long border of Point de Gaze with raised petal roses (sometimes doubled). Note the openwork ‘windows in the raised petals – sign of a better manufacturer.  Typical romantic 2nd Empire design which fills the space well. Special emphasis on the esprits with little tendrils in the upper ground. Decorative ‘mode’ fillings are OK, but not overly elaborate. Technique is excellent.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: One edge might be cut, the other looks terminated as you might expect in a needlelace.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the mesh, no serious damage evident from the photos.
Soilage:  Cream color.

350973038339   Sold for 265.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

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