Ebay Alerts! Nineteen items – March 16, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/ovjy3fv Antique white linen hand worked Maltese lace table centre / mat – 24″ diameter
Size:  24″ diameter
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 16, 2014 12:50:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linen-cupboard, Crawcrook, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Comments: A circular Maltese tablepiece, and it does look like linen. Joined concentric layers with some good guipure work throughout.  like the unusual snowflake ground toward the center.  The roundels just inside the outer edge are unusual. All the usual Maltese motifs are there, but linen pieces are a bit unusual, and I couldn’t say exactly where this was made.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A little fraying along outer edge in localized spots.
Soilage: Looks clean. Line at the left hand side looks like a join.

400674288845   Sold for 27.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p6sd4sk Antique Lace Victorian Bride’s Handkerchief Heirloom Wedding hankie Brussels
Size:  14″ x 17″ (doesn’t look right)
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Mar 16, 2014 15:26:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller raggedyandrea, Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges handkerchief. Fairly simple, but good design, I like the leaf motif in the corners.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few pinholes in the cloth. The lace itself looks intact.
Soilage: A little marking on the cloth.

121291835085   Sold for $17.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o7el6pr Antique handmade Mechelen lace
Size:  4.5 cm x 225 cm
Starting Price: $14.99
Auction ends: Mar 16, 2014 03:26:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mylittleboyke, Borgloon, Belgium
Comments: This looks like a point ground Lille border.  Rather thin design, more typical of early 19th century, although hard to place exactly.  Some honeycomb fillings. Good tight work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if cut.
Damage: Only two photos so a bit hard to tell.  I think I see some very minor breaks in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller says it needs a wash.

271421991881   Sold for $28.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kzbw2ds Antique Irish  crochet handmade bertha collar
Size:  34″ neckline, 4.75″ deep
Starting Price: 34.99 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 16, 2014 08:00:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: An Irish crochet bertha collar, which is not a form they often made.   Good tight work, and I think the picots are Clones knots, bit hard to tell. The design is rather scattered, you don’t see the rigid adherence to the tripartite arrangement that is so common in Irish Crochet. This looks a bit thrown together.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: I’m not happy with the ends, looks like the end borders were added as an afterthought.
Damage: Missing sections on the neckline closing corners, minor pulls.
Soilage: Looks like a cream color from the photos, hard to say for certain.

291099425791   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nfc38zd Antique Honiton handmade lace Lappet
Size:  ~3″ x 33″
Starting Price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 17, 2014 08:21:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: An interesting Honiton lappet scarf, snails/slugs style. It has a curious square bride ground, and almost looks like two borders joined lengthwise together. But with a closer look, the ends seem shaped to the piece. I haven’t seen the simple torchon-like band down the center before, and the motifs and brides are attached to it. The lace is a bit loosely worked, fillings are quite simple.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: I’m having a hard time deciding if this is an assembled piece of not.
Damage: Minor pulls and loose threads.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

291099443417   Sold for 29.99 GBP, 1 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m56t7my ANTIQUE LACE EARLY HANDMADE RETICELLA COLLAR FOR STUDY
Size:  32″ wide, back depth 14″
Starting Price: $25.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 17, 2014 12:03:07 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: An assembled piece, note how the Punto in Aria outer border folds around the corners.  Plaited bobbinlace around the neckline, the rest is a needle-made reticella. Difficult to tell if there is an original cloth drawnwork base, although there are cloth remnants just inside the border..  The stitches in the sold parts are a bit confusing, they look knotted, not buttonholed. There’s some variation in the Rosette designs, but I don’t think there’s enough that match to call this an original design. Still, it is quite unusual, and date is very difficult to estimate. It has an Italian feel, or perhaps Flemish, and although I’d like to call it an early piece, I don’t really have a good basis for saying so.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Assembled, hard to tell to what extent.
Damage: Seller cites numerous broken brides and some repairs. Especially about 1/3rd the way up on the border just inside the edge on the right side.
Soilage: Looks clean from photos.

221391213713   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pkreyt8 491* SPLENDIDE TRÈS FINE BARBE ANCIENNE EN DENTELLE FUSEAU ÉPOQUE 19ème SIÈCLE.
Size:  6cm to 8 cm x 116 cm
Starting Price: 6.50 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 17, 2014 12:49:07 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller claude580_0, Pazy, France
Comments: A long Chantilly lappet scarf. The three long leaves at the ends are a little unusual, normally you see some kind of circular motif. Design is a simple repeat along the band.  The deep black color is probably indicative of Belgian origin.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks OK, but hard to tell with a black lace.

301120612064   Sold for 19.40 EUR, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q93avuf HANDMADE Antique Vtg BELGIAN DUCHESSE LACE BRIDAL HANDKERCHIEF HANKIE HANKY
Size:  13.25″ square
Starting Price: $149.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Mar 17, 2014 18:59  PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges handkerchief. Fairly conventional motifs, and I like the large daisy-like flower in each corner.  A good, bold design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few broken brides and loose threads. Small hole lower left corner.
Soilage: Seller cites age yellowing, some light spotting.

151211900951   Unsold as of 3/22/2014 8:36 AM PST.

http://tinyurl.com/kgbt7mj ANTIQUE LACE COLLAR IRISH CROCHET WEARABLE HANDMADE LARGE COLLAR
Size:  20″ long, 14.75″ wide, 8″ deep center.
Starting Price: $135.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Mar 17, 2014 17:11  PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller oldthreads, Franklinville, New York, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet dress front.  Rather heavy motifs, but note the little circular motifs around the edge. This is often seen in silk Irish Crochet, although this piece looks cotton.  Some good raised petals, brides look like they have crocheted loops for picots.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color in photos is from lighting, actually is white.

360770347184   Unsold as of 3/22/2014 8:36 AM PST.

http://tinyurl.com/pyqqfxv ANTIQUE LACE TWO LENGTHS OF EARLY ITALIAN BOBBIN LACE EDGING 18TH C GENOESE?
Size:  1.25″ x (35″ and 70″)
Starting Price: $70.00
Auction ends: Mar 19, 2014 17:34:32  PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: Two sections of a plaited bobbinlace border, resembling early Venetian work. Hard to say when it was made, could be sourced anywhere from 16th c pattern books  through the 20th c. But the work looks tightly done with a certain amount of wear that would argue against a very late date.  Note something similar along the neckline of the Reticella collar reviewed above.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut all ends.
Damage: Frayed and broken threads.
Soilage: Seller cites a light ecru color.

221392648850   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qcxk2o8 ANTIQUE GOSSAMER FINE BRUSSELS APPLIQUE LACE HANKIE & FINE LINEN
Size:  15.25″ square
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 20, 2014 13:33:27  PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net.  Quite delicately done, and I find the leaves around the outer edge rather elegant.  A little needlelace in the fillings, but not much.  The technique is beautiful, and the tulle very fine.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos.
Soilage: Age yellowing, some spots.

331153828147   $51.00, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/mp63rnz ANTIQUE SWEET HAND POINT DE GAZE LACE HANKIE WITH HANDKERCHIEF FINE LINEN
Size:  14″ square
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Mar 20, 2014 13:33:30  PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze handkerchief, no raised work or particularly elaborate ‘mode’ fillings.  The work relies a lot on well done clothwork, and I like the design of scrolling entwined ribbons.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from photos.
Soilage: Looks clean from the photos.

331153828184   Sold for $210.17, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nhyrgrd 19thc Brussels lace 116″ x 3.5″ Hand Made 2,95m x 9cm Dentelle Application
Size:  3.5″ x 116″
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: Mar 21, 2014 19:07:23  PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Hollis, Paris, France
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net.  Good design, rather geometric below with flowers, leaves and esprits above.  Meant to be ruffled.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut ends
Damage: 2 fine repairs to net.  Tulle in very good shape.
Soilage: Cream color.

331149789227   Sold for $98.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pg7vbq8 19thc Brussels Lace Littel Wedding Veil Hand Made Doll Dress Dentelle
Size:  8.7″ x 37.5″
Starting Price: $32.00
Auction ends: Mar 21, 2014 19:11:18  PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Hollis, Paris, France
Comments: A small veil of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net.  Very delicately done with a simple edge and esprits scattered widely in the ground.  Finished on all sides. I think it is quite effective.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color with some light orange spots.

331133714200   Sold for $47.99, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p8y5ht7 19thc Brussels Point de Gaze Needle Lace Collar Butterfly Design Hand Made
Size:  6″ to 6.7″, neckline 19.7″, outer 45.5″
Starting Price: $55.00
Auction ends: Mar 21, 2014 19:11:18  PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Hollis, Paris, France
Comments: A collar of Brussels needlelace application on machine net. Not a typical design, it seems a little naive, but quite effective.  Note the large butterfly at the top. Funny how this would be pointing downward when worn…  Not much in the way of decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color, some orange spots.

331149833192   Sold for $72.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q76qdgu 19thc Long Scarf Cotton French Tulle Tambour Lace 102.4″x 19.7″ / 2,60m x 50cm
Size:  19.7″ x 102.4″
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: Mar 21, 2014 19:17:04  PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Hollis, Paris, France
Comments: An embroidered net rectangular scarf, looks needlerun.  You could wear it in the winter with the snowflake design in the main part of the net.  Kind of an Art Nouveau design with the long chains of flowers at the ends.  Interesting design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Blond color, some orange and dark areas.

331150658935   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/q7vpmsh CENTERPIECE DOILY TABLE TOPPER TENERIFE NEEDLE LACE ANTIQUE SPIDER WEB NET
Size:  15.5″ diameter.
Starting Price: $18.99
Auction ends: Mar 21, 2014 08:41:39  PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Hollis, Paris, France
Comments: A ñanduti doily with typical palm leaf motif around the edges.  The center has a good delicate grid, the roundels themselves have some variation, but not as elaborate as in many better examples.  We have photos of women making this quality lace from the 1950’s, and it is extensively made in color today.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Looks in excellent condition.
Soilage: Quite white from the photos.

310898448319   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lfprzd5 LG HANDMADE Antique Vtg VICTORIAN BELGIAN BRUSSELS APPLIQUE LACE WEDDING VEIL
Size:  62″ x 6.5 feet
Starting Price: $3,000.00
Auction ends: Mar 22, 2014 18:54:23  PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Hollis, Paris, France
Comments: A veil of Bobbinlace applique on machine net, with a few simple needlelace fillings.  Motifs are rather large, but then it’s a large piece.  It does look Belgian.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few minor holes
Soilage: Seller cites some staining around headpiece area.

291103316213   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kmcuofy Antique Victorian Duchesse de Bruxelles lace collar Point de Gaze medallions
Size: 20.5″ wide, 9″ center depth
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Mar 22, 2014 18:54:23  PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: A large shawl collar of Duchesse de Bruxelles with flat Point de Gaze inserts.  Some raised work in the bobbinlace.  A good dense design, nicely executed.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few minor holes, looks like some minor missing sections around the neck and adjacent edge.. Note enough closeups to see the Point de Gaze condition.
Soilage: Cream color with discoloration around the neckline.  Seller rinsed the piece in cold water.

390796136233   Sold for 56.07 GBP, 5 bidders.

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