Ebay Alerts! Eighteen items – January 26, 2014

Greetings from Minnesota, where the windchill tonight will be about 40 degrees below zero. I have no idea if my flight back to New Mexico will happen tomorrow or not!

Jan 27th update: Thermometer hit 17 degrees below zero last night (Fahrenheit), wind chill reached 40 degrees below zero.  My flight is NOT cancelled.

http://tinyurl.com/kku7up8 ANTIQUE 17th C. Colonial Spanish Sol tablecloth Hungarian bobbin lace Tenerife
Size:  42″ x 70″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 27, 2014 15:47:35 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller slavart, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: Seller thinks this could have been an table or altar or bed cover.  I have seen early Spanish pieces like this in the Arenys de Mar museum in Spain, but who knows if the date attribution of even those is correct?  Probably made in Spain. It does look like a drawnwork, not a frame-made sol lace. The edge could be Hungarian, but tape laces like this were made all over Europe, and it has a more Italian feel to me.  I’d love to get this whole piece under the microscope.
Provenance:  Recent museum deaccession.  There’s a tag reading ‘Wheels “Sols” Spanish often made in South America (bobbin edge) 17th C.’.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites some loose threads and minor tears. Missing some ‘petals’ of flowers in the sol motifs.
Soilage:  Minor discoloration and stains.  Seller soaked it and air dried it, apparently it was quite dirty before the wash.

151214867597   Sold for $217.49, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lqtd7ln dentelle Chantilly aux fuseaux 2,50m x 33cm Silk Hand Made Bobbin Lace 19thc
Size:  13″ x 98.4″
Starting Price: 25.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jan 28, 2014 11:05:16 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A moderately wide border of Chantilly, and long lengths like this are not uncommon.  Simple design with a short repeat of flower sprays and swags below. No esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Several small holes in two areas, see photos.
Soilage:  Nothing obvious from photos.

331109956036   Sold for 25.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lycnebq Antique Large French Chantilly Hand-made Lace Collar *
Size:  16″ center back depth
Starting Price: $25.00
Auction ends: Jan 28, 2014 12:46:06 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A large Chantilly shawl collar. Fairly simple design of large trumpet-shaped flowers around the edge, an angular trail above, and small sprigs and esprits in the remaining ground.  Medium sized shaped pieces of Chantilly like this aren’t too common.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites two repairs. One tiny hole.
Soilage:  Looks in good shape from the photos.

161206323761   Sold for $239.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kwvdw39 ANTIQUE LACE SIX FANTASTIC MIXED LACE DOILIES WITH POINT DE GAZE CENTERS
Size:  5.5″ diameter
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jan 28, 2014 14:06:39 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: An interesting set of six Brussels Duchesse doilies or coasters. A well done flower in Point de Gaze in the center, surrounded by outward facing leaves in Duchesse, then a more random outer bobbinlace border. Quite effective and very unusual.  Lots of raised work.  I don’t think I’d have the nerve to use these. Which might be why they look unused.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None. Wonder if there’s more to the set.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Seller cites ‘original patina’.

221359010507   Sold for $258.08, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m7ab8xz ANTIQUE LACE-ORNATE 19THC.BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE FAN
Size:  ~14″ long
Starting Price: $495.00
Auction ends: Jan 29, 2014 08:36:10 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with pierced and decorated sticks.  No raised work in the lace, and some well done decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Good naturalistic design, well outside the typical rose/leaf pattern. This is a higher end market piece.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One repair to a stick, one crack in a guardstick needs repair. The lace looks intact.
Soilage:  A few localized small brown spots.

151217342655   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kfhsw3p Vintage Lace ~1780: point ground Lille Directoire, 108″x3.5″
Size:  3.5″ x 108″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Jan 30, 2014 10:36:16 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller den232, West Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Comments:  A border of Lille or Arras with a light design that might be associated with late 18th, early 19th century.  Straight edge, well executed.  I think the ground looks a little slubby, probably a sign of linen thread.  It doesn’t have quite the precise thin architectural design of the directoire, but it’s getting there.
Yes, I am helping this seller with descriptions.
Provenance:  From the collection of the seller’s mother.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, the other looks bound.
Damage: A few breaks in the foot edge, some tiny holes in the mesh.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

131100730403   Sold for $228.50, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m86wkjy Vintage Lace ~1680: Venetina Coraline or Point de Neige, 17″ x 4″
Size:  4″ x 17″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Jan 30, 2014 10:47:33 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller den232, West Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Comments:  A section of late 17th c Italian or French needlelace. The hexagonal ground probably indicates a Point de France type. But the lack of a strong ‘candelabra’ symmetry points more toward Italy. No obvious raised work. The definitive work on this type of lace has yet to be written.
Provenance:  From the collection of the seller’s mother.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on both ends. Hard to say if the design is interrupted at the top, but possibly.
Damage: A few breaks in the foot edge, some tiny holes in the mesh.
Soilage:  A few small brown stains.

131100744297   Sold for $338.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mgbayvh Vintage Lace ~1740: Brussels a Brides Bobbinlace, 7″ x 30″
Size:  7″ x 30″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Jan 30, 2014 10:51:20 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller den232, West Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Comments:  A short length of Brussels bobbinlace with a picoted bride ground.  Some raised work, and the motifs are a bit large and scattered. Almost has a Brabant look.
Provenance:  From the collection of the seller’s mother.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on both ends.
Damage: One end a little ragged. No other obvious damage.
Soilage:  A large brown stain on the ragged end.

131100747170   Sold for $431.60, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kl2xbyl 1860 DELICATE AND AIRY HAND MADE FRENCH CHANTILLY LACE LARGE MOURNING SHAWL
Size:  54″ x 114″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jan 30, 2014 13:08:18 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments:  A triangular Chantilly shawl.  Fairly large motifs, typical romantic design.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Some holes in the mesh, parts look quite frayed.
Soilage:  No obvious stains or fold lines.

370993109128   Sold for $81.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lv6zldu ANTIQUE MALTESE LACE BOLERO or VEST
Size:  7″ x 30″
Starting Price: 5.00 gbp
Auction ends: Jan 31, 2014 11:09:18 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller minimine45, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Comments:  A small vest of silk Maltese bobbinlace.  Maltese crosses around the edges, and massed woven leaf roundels in the body. I think there might be some more elaborate guipure in the back, but it’s not in the photos.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean in the photos.

310854394052   Sold for 16.09 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mvuzqsh BINCHE BOBBIN LACE HANDKERCHIEF FRAMED
Size:  lace 9″ square, frame 11″ square
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Feb 01, 2014 14:55:05 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments:  A handkerchief of Point de Fee. This technique is based on some very early Belgian bobbinlaces, but modernized and is now often made by advanced amateurs. Several books have been written on the technique. This one has a good symmetric design – in some pieces there is figural work, but not here. An impressive lace, probably later 20th c.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, framed, I don’t know how it was mounted.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks very clean.

181307400035   Sold for $180.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kerlfnk BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE NEEDLE LACE BERTHA COLLAR 19th CENTURY
Size:  lace 9″ square, frame 11″ square
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Feb 01, 2014 15:00:21 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments:  A high end market Point de Gaze bertha.  I think it is Belgian – the mesh does not look Burano, and the cordonnet is buttonholed over with loosely spaced stitches.  Burano virtually never varied from the couched cordonnet and the rather regimented pillow-made mesh.  To me this looks like a typical flat Point de Gaze with fairly elaborate filling stitches -with some windows in the clothwork and single spiked picots on the outer edge.  Not quite as over-the-top as some, but with some good large areas of decorative filling grids. It does have some ‘venise’ bride areas, but that’s not too unusual. My only gripe is that the pattern is not symmetry so the matching is a little awkward at the ends.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: I see one spot where the mesh has been repaired, and some pulls in the ground.
Soilage:  Looks quite clean from the photos.

181304584453   $117.50, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/jw296ua VENETIAN NEEDLE LACE Ca 1670
Size:  30 cm max width x 150 cm
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Feb 01, 2014 15:05:19 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments:  A gros point or rose point sleeve flounce? One thing I like about it is the left-right symmetry. If you look at a line down the center it is mirror symmetric. I’m not sure about the shape itself, may have been cut down from something larger. But mainly it looks untouched. The raised edges look nicely sculpted, and the bride decorations are suitably elaborate. Yet still, dating these things is extremely difficult. We now know that extraordinarily good copies were made, particularly in England in the late 19th century.
What I would look for in a piece like this is a certain patina that speaks of extreme age, and some appropriate wear.  What also bothers me a bit is the looped picoted border is something you see more in early English flat point laces. But I’m going to be bothered by every single piece of lace like this that comes up. It’s time for us to question them very carefully.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Reshaped into present form?
Damage: Occasional broken bride.
Soilage:  Hard to tell the color form the photos.

181305923460   Sold for $670.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n6k6ctc CRAVAT POINT DE FRANCE NEEDLELACE 17th CENTURY
Size:  22″ square
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Feb 01, 2014 15:15:31 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments:  A square of Point de France which could certainly be used as a cravat end. Note the candelabra symmetry.  All sides do look finished, but I’m a little worried that the repeat has two elements and there are two repeats that are not arranged symmetrically. If you look very carefully, the left side finishing is not the same as the right side.  I’m thinking this was cut from a larger piece.  The lace itself is bordering on a Point de Neige style with quite elaborate raised work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: I think it was cut from a larger piece.
Damage: Occasional frayed thread.
Soilage:  I don’t know how accurate the color is in the photo.

181305951725   Sold for $620.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kjo22ub CHANTILLY LACE FAN WITH MONOGRAM 19th CENTURY
Size:  12.5″ long
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Feb 01, 2014 15:20:39 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Chantilly fan with faux tortoise shell sticks and an elaborate monogram. Might be an ‘E’?  Comes with a worn tassel. The lace is a standard Chantilly romantic style, center flowers, swags all around.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean, but black lace is difficult to evaluate.

181305962362   Sold for $182.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mwj5knj ITALIAN BURANO NEEDLELACE SHAPED FLOUNCE VERY LARGE 19th CENTURY .
Size:  40 cm deep, 380 cm outside edge.
Starting Price: $960.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Feb 01, 2014 15:30:47 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Burano needlelace border, very long and quite deep. Not entirely sure how this was intended to be used, perhaps around a skirt? The design is fairly typical of Burano, the large flowerheads and leaves.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few small repairs, some tiny holes in the mesh.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

181305982747   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/mojtc7r ENGLISH NEEDLELACE WITH HOLLIE POINT MONOGRAM A P 17th C PAT EARNSHAW COLLECT
Size:  not given.
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Feb 01, 2014 15:35:37 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments:  An early English flat point needlelace, with initials “A P”.  I have a similar one in my collection with initials “S W”. I wish one would show up with a date!  Note the loops used as bride decorations and edgings, very similar to the Gros Point piece I reviewed above. One thing about the early English needlelaces that actually carried over into Hollie point – the stitch used in the clothwork is not a twisted buttonhole, but a knotted stitch.  This is not documented in any history that I’ve examined, but it is very obvious when you look at these things closely.  It’s worth a research paper.
These pieces show up fairly regularly, usually without initials.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut down.
Damage: A few loose threads.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

181305992736   Sold for $521.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mzkc7uv Yardage Fine Handmade Late 18th C. MECHLIN bobbin lace
Size:  2.5″ x 2 yards 6″
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: Feb 01, 2014 19:14:35 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments:  A border of Mechlin, more in the directoire style of early 19th c. Very light design, thin motifs both along the border and in the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Three seams. Can’t tell the edge finishing.
Damage: A few pulls some small holes/pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage:  Looks clean from the photos.

141175338110   No bids.

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