Ebay Alerts! Twenty-four items – January 19, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/knhsxz2 MAGNIFICENT HEIRLOOM FINE ANTIQUE LACE SHAWL/VEIL PROBABLY BRUSSELS LACE
Size:  104″ x 50″
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 19, 2014 13:17:55 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller celestial20_0, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A triangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. Probably 3rd quarter 19th c – this form was mean to be spread out in back over large crinoline skirts or bustles.   Some needlelace fillings. Photos aren’t close enough to get a really good look at some of the flowers, parts of which might be needle-done. But in lieu of that I’ll have to say that the needlelace is just confined to fillings. The motifs are surprisingly large, even the esprits in the ground are a bit over-sized.  The design is typical romantic 2nd Empire, although not quite as refined as you usually see in the high end market pieces.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Two patched repairs, some small holes, a few pinholes.
Soilage:  Doesn’t hang too well in the overall photo – I think it would straighten out laid flat. But the large photo is very much appreciated. In general looks clean.

350974980302   Sold for 1,605.00 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k8pnmxa ANTIQUE VINTAGE HANDMADE HONITON LACE EDGED HANDKERCHIEF
Size:  14″ square
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: Jan 19, 2014 17:53:29 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow_daisy, Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Honiton guipure. Design is a little snails/slugs, but not bad. It basically relies on 4 motifs, the rose, trefoil leaves, some fern-like leaves, and a small flower or perhaps start of a thistle design near the inner cloth. All quite nicely done. Irregular picoted bride ground. Nice handling of the drawnwork edge on the inner cloth. A nice example of a typical product.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos.
Soilage:  Fold lines, but not stained.

281244142355   Sold for $172.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nylgt8a Exceptional Antique Hand Made MALTESE LACE TRIM~FLOUNCE~5″ Wide 126″ Long~SILK
Size:  14″ square
Starting Price: $99.00
Auction ends: Jan 19, 2014 18:24:38 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mlquilts07, Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
Comments: I think this is a Northern Italian border, primarily from the way the head and foot edges are treated. More elaborate than what you would expect in Eastern European tape laces, although that is a possibility.  Good bold design, and I like the double picoted brides and the plaited edge.  It almost looks like something you’d see along the border of a tablecloth.  I’ll speculate the thread is linen, but it’s hard to tell from the photos.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if it is cut, although seller cites ‘minor fraying along the unfinished edges’.
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos.
Soilage:  Cream color comes through on the photos. Seller cites some light storage spots.

331106024482   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mjqamx9 Antique Handmade Brussels Lace Flounce 176″ by 8″ wide Great Condition 14+ feet
Size:  8″ x 14.6 feet
Starting Price: $265.00
Auction ends: Jan 19, 2014 18:24:59 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller cayantiques, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Comments: Looks like Belgian Point de Milan, which was mostly a tape lace with a needle-made ground.  This one is a bit unusual, it almost has an English design feel. There are some small motifs in addition to the tapes, and the looped tape and small motifs are a little unusual. So are the extensive needlelace fillings. I’ll call it Belgian, but not entirely certain – later 19th early 20th c.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks properly terminated, the other looks like the work just stopped there.
Damage: Seller cites 1 small fray on end corner.
Soilage:  Creamy color.  Nothing obvious from the photos.

181300700967   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m7dldww ANTIQUE FAUX TORTOISE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE FAN WITH PEARLS & DIAMONDS
Size:  9.75″ long
Starting Price: $250.00
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2014 04:16:31 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lmlantiques, Montevideo, Uruguay
Comments: A fan of Brussels Duchesse with blonde sticks and some pearl embellishments.  Raised rose petals in the Point de Gaze inserts.  Good design, note the large center Point de Gaze insert.   Wish I knew more about the lace import business in South America – but we may be about to fix that… stay tuned.
Provenance:  Comes with a box labeled Andres Rosello, Morasca & Rosello sucesores, calle Sarandi 624, Montevideo.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Looks basically intact from the photos.  Point de Gaze mesh looks good.
Soilage:  Some rust spots in the lace.  The lace looks a little brown from the photos, but that might just be the photography.

400645818529   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/l47rds8 Antique Honiton lace handmade lovely Collar
Size:  16″ neckline, 5.5″ deep
Starting Price: 19.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2014 08:04:12 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A rather busy Honiton collar with what I think is a needle-made mesh.  Turkey-tail border with some meandering leaves in the center section – simple loops around the neckline.  Somehow it all works.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites a few minor pulls
Soilage:  Nothing obvious from photos.

291056690599   Sold for 26.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mn6g6ap Antique Maltese handmade lace lovely very long scarf / narrow stole
Size:  8.5″ to 10″ x 90″
Starting Price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2014 08:18:16 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow guipure scarf, which doesn’t look like a typically Maltese design. I’m thinking it could be French or German. The thread has a linen look. I call these laces ‘indeterminate guipures’, and we definitely need more information about them.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites a few very minor pulls
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

291056699892   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mp4n8fb Antique Valenciennes de Ghent lace very lovely collar……collector
Size:  13″ neckline, ~2″ wide
Starting Price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2014 09:44:13 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A small collar of pieced Valenciennes, sometimes called Valenciennes de Gand. The square mesh is worked around the motifs, and is normally a 3-thread plait. Not enough fine closeups to tell exactly here. There are also a few picoted brides – unusual. Note the half-stitch shading in the leaves along the neckline. Mid 19th c.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One area of separation in the fillings in an outer flower
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

291056752814   Sold for 97.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ldevqcn Blonde de Caen Soie aux Fuseaux 19éme Fait Main 60cm x 31cm Silk Bobbin Lace
Size:  12.2″ x 23.6″
Starting Price: 45.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2014 11:03:20 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A border section of Blonde de Caen. Typical large flower designs with extensive honeycomb fillings, also half-stitch relief.  An impressive looking piece, wish there were more.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Probably cut both ends, and can’t tell the condition of the foot edge.
Damage: One small hole in the mesh.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

331103775516   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lqp2dh4 Grand Châle Carré Fichu Arlésienne Dentelle Tulle Brodé 19èm Limerick lace Shawl
Size:  49.2″ square
Starting Price: 135.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2014 11:05:12 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A square shawl or veil of tambour embroidery on machine net. The embroidery is needle-run, which could be Irish limerick or perhaps Lierre. Excellent design with heavy borders, almost in the style of Blonde de Caen. Small flowers used as esprit in the center ground.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few  pinholes in the machine tulle.
Soilage:  3 areas of small localized orange spots.

331102502822   Sold for 135.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mg5w29m Grand Châle Carré Dentelle Chantilly + Volant Identique Fichu Arlésienne 19ème
Size:  59.8″ x 62.5″, flounce alone 19.3″ x 167.3″, square, 41.7″ x 43.3″
Starting Price: 145.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2014 11:07:52 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: I don’t know if this is handmade Chantilly, the photos aren’t close enough. I suspect not. But the form was so interesting that I thought I’d include it today. The deep gathered flounce reminds me of Spanish mantillas, and if you fold the square part into a triangle, it makes a nice shawl. Good romantic design in the lace.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Assembled.
Damage: One join in the flounce. Lace looks intact, but would need closeups to fully evaluate.
Soilage:  Seller says one area in a corner of the square part is slightly lighter – not sure what that means.

331102455987   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m6c585z A Wonderful Long Length of Antique Point De Brussels Lace
Size:  20 cm x 180 cm
Starting Price: 72.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2014 12:01:29 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Brussels Duchesse with raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Standard Duchesse bobbinlace motifs with irregular brides. Minimal raised work, almost a Bruges look.  Good typical design and technique.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Looks like there might be the occasional pinholes in the Pt de G mesh – very minor.
Soilage:  It has a bit of a pulled look that might indicate a previous wash.

350975662255   Sold for 78.09 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m58h5ro A stunning Irish Crochet Victorian Collar
Size:  36 cm neckline, 19 cm deep
Starting Price: 22.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2014 12:15:57 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep Irish Crochet collar. Wish there were some detailed closeups. The motifs are rather narrow construction, tightly woven. Occasional raised ring for relief, especially in the centers of shamrocks.  Looks quite busy overall, and I can’t tell much about the mesh.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

350975669904   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mb6n2pj A Beautiful Antique Brussels Point de Gaze Lappet
Size:  14 cm max x 136 cm
Starting Price: 22.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2014 12:25:55 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow scarf of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net.  Standard romantic design of flowers and leaves, with good esprits in the mesh.  A nice typical example.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few small holes in tulle and some fillings.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

310843509935   Sold for 91.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/myda5h8 Vintage Handmade Bucks Point Buckinghamshire Lace Collar Trim Mayflower Filling
Size:  40″ neckline, 2″ to 7″ wide
Starting Price: $196.00, $256.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jan 20, 2014 14:54:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A collar of Bucks point bobbinlace – a good example of a shaped point ground piece.  I don’t see any mayflower fillings, just honeycomb and a vertical bar and tally filling, diagrammed by Nottingham in “The Technique of Bucks Point Lace” in figure 216. An interesting design, nicely worked.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos.
Soilage:  Seller cites a few light tan marks.

291056933519   Sold for $196.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lm295sl HM Antique BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE WEDDING HANDKERCHIEF HANKY
Size:  13.5″ square
Starting Price: $349.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jan 22, 2014 17:10 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles handkerchief, no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. Fairly elaborate design – and I like the lighter oval leaves around the outside. Gives the hole thing a feeling of relief.  Nicely shaped cloth with good attachments to the lace. A few decorative needlelace ‘mode’ fillings in the corners next to the cloth.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos except a few frayed threads in the brides – minor.
Soilage:  Seller cites a ‘warm golden ecru’ color, age discoloration and some light spots.

151195627156   Unsold as of 1/24/2014 8:43 AM CST.

http://tinyurl.com/mbh2fzn Beautiful Antique Handmade Lace and M.O.P. Fan-Fine Sticks
Size:  9.75″ long
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jan 23, 2014 12:02:00 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller baraud, Newton Abbot, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with elaborately carved and decorated Mother of Pearl (likely Abalone) sticks.  The lace is flat – no raised work and only a few needlelace fillings. The sticks seem more elaborate than the lace.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Despite the staining, the lace, and from what I can see the mesh looks intact.
Soilage:  Dark stains on the lace.  One guard stick has a bad repair.

350977775809   Sold for 128.95 GBP, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kyzq3sc Vintage Lace (~1880): Brussels bobbinlace Handkerchief , 16.1″ x 16.6″
Size:  16.1″ x 16.6″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Jan 23, 2014 13:10:07 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller den232, West Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: I have been helping this seller with his lace descriptions.
A Brussels bobbinlace handkerchief applique on machine net, typically fairly large size for this lace.  Good romantic design, fairly small motifs, a little loosely worked.  But a nice overall presence.
Provenance:  From the collection of the seller’s mother, Zena Garrett.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few  pinholes in the machine tulle.  Might be a few tiny repairs to the net.
Soilage:  Dark stains on the lace extending into the center cloth.

131095285922   Sold for $142.50, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k39nkt4 Vintage Lace (19c): Irish copy of Venetian Coraline 4.6″ x 88″
Size:  4.6″ x 88:
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Jan 23, 2014 13:29:37 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller den232, West Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: Look at the detailed photos here, you will see that the motifs are all outlined with twisted buttonhole stitch. That wasn’t done in early coraline. And the raised motifs look a little ad hoc, and the lower edge is a bit too simple. I’m going with a 19th century copy, probably Irish.  I’m also thinking the top might be cut – there are a few brides just going off into nowhere. Still, it’s nicely worked, a large piece, and the 19th c copies don’t survive all that well.
Provenance:  From the collection of the seller’s mother, Zena Garrett.
Condition:
Modifications: Probably re-cut.
Damage: A few  loose brides and frayed threads, but basically intact.
Soilage:  Overall discoloration, no stains that I can see.

131095295790   Sold for $129.10, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n55vzsu Vintage Lace (~1680): Original Venetian Coraline 7.2″ x 87″
Size:  7.2″ x 87:
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Jan 23, 2014 13:42:09 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller den232, West Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A border of coraline, probably 17th c. I’m thinking Italian because of the rather random wandering of the design. Although the roughly hexagonal brides might hint at French influence. There does seem to be a change of scale about 1/3 of the way from the top border, although I don’t see any obvious reworking.  Note also the knotted stitch used as fillings – this is something you see a lot in early English needlelace. Interesting piece, fairly wide and a good collectible length. These laces are always a bit of a puzzle.
Provenance:  From the collection of the seller’s mother, Zena Garrett.
Condition:
Modifications: cut both ends.
Damage: A few frayed threads, but basically intact.
Soilage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.

131095300395   Sold for $209.50, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/my53wfu Vintage Lace (~1760): Brussels Bobbinlace with Droschel Ground. 62″. Highly Collectible.
Size:  3.5″ x ~62″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Jan 23, 2014 14:18:09 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller den232, West Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground. There’s always a chance things like this are English, but it can be a very hard call. Typical later Louis XV design, which is starting to open up into a lighter field. My instinct says Belgian – probably.
Provenance:  From the collection of the seller’s mother, Zena Garrett.
Condition:
Modifications: Both ends look cut, but secured.  Picoted edge is a later addition.
Damage: Some pulled threads in the ground, perhaps one small repair in the mesh.
Soilage:  A few creased wrinkles, but the color looks good from the photos.

131095315180   Sold for $153.50, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kwmy3s2 Vintage Lace (~1850): Alençon (Alencon) Needlelace, 3.5″ x 53″
Size:  3.5″ x 53″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Jan 23, 2014 14:23:55 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller den232, West Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A border of Alençon with a good mid 19th c design. Réseau fin mesh with some interesting patterned clothwork (rempli). The large spots used as esprits are mirrored in the ribbon-like structure at the bottom. Zigzag, picoted rings, and some grid fillings.  The work is quite precise and clean, and the horsehair remains in most of the picots along the edge.
Provenance:  From the collection of the seller’s mother, Zena Garrett.
Condition:
Modifications: One end secured, the other cut with some tearing.
Damage: Aside from the damage on the cut end, it looks in very good shape.
Soilage:  Maybe a bit on a cream colored side, and I see one faint red spot. Very minor.

131095319477   Sold for $311.00, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lxprlnn Beautiful Irish Crochet antique lace collar child’s doll
Size:  18.5″ neckline, 3.5″ deep
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Jan 23, 2014 15:49:57 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller nedbraden1972, Spokane, Washington, United States
Comments: This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an Irish Crochet collar from this seller. This one is nicely done, tight work with raised rings in motif centers. Can’t tell how the picots are done.  A nice, small example.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean.

331108911733   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kc2sksu ANTIQUE VINTAGE HANDMADE RUSSIAN TEXTILE WITH COAT OF ARMS, LACE, EMBROIDERY
Size:  23″ x 100″ – not sure if that includes the 5″ deep lace.
Starting Price: $450.00
Auction ends: Jan 23, 2014 19:12:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow_daisy, Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: You see colored bobbinlace and think Eastern European.  I looked in some of my books for this seller, and thought it might be Russian, perhaps from Tver province. These towels are not uncommon objects, but more described in embroidery books. Unfortunately my resources are at an end here.  I definitely need to go to Russia and find out more!
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks very clean.

281247029462   Sold for $450.00, 1 bidder.

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