Ebay Alerts! Thirty-six items – November 9, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/m9a64ep 19thC Handmade Italian Burano Needlelace Lg Berthe Lace Collar Nice Condition
Size: 40″ neckline, outside edge 96″, 7″ deep
Starting Price: $4.99 with reserve.
Auction ends: Nov 9, 2014, 07:15 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mctiques, Winterport, Maine, United States
Comments: A bertha of Burano needlelace. Documented examples range from late 19th well into the first part of the 20th century, so it’s a little hard to date. The design is a meandering floral, with motifs a little smaller than usual, and there’s not much in the way of fillings or elaborate clothwork decoration.The typical couched outline thread is clearly visible – overall it’s a nice example. These don’t come up too often, maybe 3-4 per year on Ebay.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Not sure of the color, but I think it’s whiter than the photos indicate.  A few small stains on some of the clothwork.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331364959134   $104.50, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/oqd4qq3 An Exquisite Honiton Lace Victorian Wedding Bretha circa 1880/1900
Size:  112 cm x 23 cm
Starting Price: 38.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 9, 2014, 09:40 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Honiton applique on machine net; actually it’s more a large collar – bit small for a bertha. Snails/slugs style with an interesting chain of small flowers down the center, and used as esprits. This piece does a lot with just a few nicely made motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311158447067   Sold for 38.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/khn8gx6 A Beautiful Antique Brussels Point De Gaze Collar
Size:  70 cm long, 12 cm deep
Starting Price: 26.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 9, 2014, 09:55 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A fan leaf of Point de Gaze needlelace. You can tell it’s a fan leaf from the double row at one end – this is where the guard stick goes. No raised work, typical romantic floral design, with a few nicely done decorative ‘mode’ fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Several small holes and pinholes in the mesh.  One small repair.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311158459149   Sold for 43.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p58gyw3 Outstanding! Birds in Nest CANTU Needle Lace Runner, 12 Placemats, & 12 Napkins
Size:  runner: 16″ x 41″, placemats” ~11″ x 16″, napkins: 17″ square
Starting Price: $695.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Nov 9, 2014, 10:32 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: A complete set of a runner, 12 napkins, 12 placemats of Italian Cantú bobbinlace. Table linen collectors place a premium on the completeness of a set. This does not have the typical Cantú motifs, however the figural work and the general tape technique makes this a reasonable assumption.  My other option would be Belgian work. Interesting almost renaissance design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Small repairs on the corner of two napkins.  Other small repairs, broken brides, and loose threads.
Soilage: Runner and placemats light tan, napkins very light cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351214236813   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/phyrgy3 Exceptional Antique Handmade Honiton Lace Cuffs- Roses Thistles & Shamrocks
Size:  5.5″ x 15″ circumference each.
Starting Price: 64.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 9, 2014, 10:43 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: Honiton guipure cuffs, I’m not sure if these were made as cuffs or sewn from a longer length.  A more advanced work with interesting woven brides. Beautifully worked roses and leaves, note the 10-stick relief.  Some good grids of woven tally fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: May have been adapted from a longer length.
Damage: I see one small repair, and a few loose and frayed brides.
Soilage: Look clean.
Finish: Might be some fold creases, hard to tell.

281482983786   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/khn8gx6 An Exquisite Victorian Honiton Lace Collar/Lappet
Size:  10 cm x 176 cm
Starting Price: 38.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 9, 2014, 10:45 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: This seems to be the week for Honiton. This is a shawl collar with long trailing ends. Snails/slugs style, and the design is a little chaotic, especially the center back. Makes me wonder if this  was pieced together. Lots of good woven tally fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None?
Damage: Some loose threads – looks a little worn.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Light wrinkling.

351214246505   Sold for 43.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nqhhfuq Neat antique/vintage Brussels duchesse and point de gaze lace dress front
Size:  15.5″ neckline, front depth 6″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 9, 2014, 10:49 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A dress front of Brussels Duchesse.  No raised work in the Point de Gaze insert; instead it relies on decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Good raised work in the Duchesse motifs, especially against a halfstitch ground.  Irregular, picoted brides.  The technique is quite good, but the whole design is a little busy.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Upper right end torn away.  A few frayed threads.  Pt de G mesh looks good.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘Old white colour’.
Finish: No obvious wrinkles or creases.

331365141490   Sold for 29.99 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kk2ac7j Neat antique/vintage Honiton lace collar – thistles roses shamrocks
Size:  17.2″ neckline, back depth 5″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 9, 2014, 10:59 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: This Honiton guipure collar is bigger than it look.  Nice work, design of a central thistle surrounded by feathery leaves.  Simple flowers both inside and outside – the inner edge of the necklines is separated from the rest by an engrelure.  Still a little snails/slugs in design, but nice organization. The piece has a good presence.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a couple of small repairs and broken brides.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘Old white colour’.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331365152160   Sold for 35.89 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qcwtn2u Antique Carved & Pierced Cow Bone Ladies Hand Lace Fan (In Box)
Size:  27.5 cm long, 51 cm wide.
Starting Price: 190.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 9, 2014, 11:16 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller saraseena, Isleworth, United Kingdom
Comments: A fan of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net, with carved bone sticks and a J. Duvelleroy, 167 Regent Street London box.  Rather delicate design of an inner and outer edge and a small straight trail in the middle. Good simple design. The lace is mounted on a gauze backing.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One repair to a guard stick. Lace looks in good shape, although there are few photos of the lace itself.
Soilage: I think there is some staining in the fan folds, and occasionally along the outer edge.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

181575667244   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ltdk7jd 190ins antique early Flemish/ Milanese bobbin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size:  9.5″ x 190″
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 9, 2014, 11:25 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A tape lace flounce which has the typical later 17th c 6 pointed star mesh found in both Italian and Flemish work. The mesh is worked around the motifs, again an early characteristic. But I’m going to guess that it’s a 19th c Italian piece. The design elements are a bit lopsided in many places, and earlier pieces normally don’t overlap the tape in the trail. And I don’t see the careful top and bottom finish that one would expect in an early piece.  These laces are not well documented, and were made up into the 20th century.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end.  Very plain engrelure added at top
Damage: I’m thinking there are some repairs to the ground, but not enough closeups to really tell. There are just some discontinuities in the mesh that don’t look original. There are small breaks in the mesh throughout.
Soilage: Seller cites “warm cream colour”.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231377923966   Sold for 227.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/osdj79m Beautiful Antique Handmade Irish Crochet Large Lace Collar
Size:  Neckline 35″, back depth 7.5″
Starting Price: 62.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 9, 2014, 12:18 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar with a rather geometric ‘snowflake’ design. Note the needle-made fillings along with some twisted brides, probably also needlemade (could be a sign of an earlier piece). Seller says it is linen, although I can’t tell from the photos. Good tight work, note the masses of heavy rings. There are only about 3 motifs and a few variations on these, and I’m not sure this is all that well put together design-wise, and the edge treatment is not typical of IC. But I do think it’s an earlier, quite interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: It looks very white, perhaps a previous wash/bleach?
Finish: No obvious crease or wrinkles.

271655376262   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/knwotz8 ANTIQUE lace Collar handmade c 1900 Exquisite design BELGIAN?
Size:  laid flat 22.25″ wide, 5.5″ center depth, 6.75″ end depths.
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Nov 9, 2014, 6:05 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller rbluechp10, Merrick, New York, United Kingdom
Comments: A needle-made collar or dress front.  Belgian or French, hard to tell. The design is more sophisticated than what one usually finds for Belgian work of this type, and note the small rings along the border. That leads me more to France. Ireland is also a possibility with the spiky picots you also see in Carrickmacross. Interesting chain pattern along the edges.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Might be a little cream color, hard to tell.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291284972600   Sold for $49.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/l3n9ful Vintage Antique Lace Brussels Duchesse Point de Gaze Handmade Truly Exquisite!
Size:  99″ lower edge, 26″ to 30″ width, irregular
Starting Price: $199.99
Auction ends: Nov 9, 2014, 7:36 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sheltielass, United States
Comments: This was probably a Duchesse de Bruxelles triangular shawl at some point, but has been rather hacked up. Raised petal roses in the Pt de Gaze roses, and some raised work in the Duchesse.  Originally it was a large and impressive piece, now it’s basically yardage.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut from the original form.
Damage: What is left isn’t in bad condition. Obvious attention needed to borders. A few broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases.

271655689140   Sold for $990.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n73bkus Dentelle a l’aiguille  Point de Gaze Rose 1,12mx7cm Brussels Needle Lace 3D layer
Size:  2.7″ x 44″
Starting Price: 75.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2014, 10:05 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A narrow border of Point de Gaze with raised petal roses.  Rings used as esprits and decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Nicely made, fairly standard romantic design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Some small holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Rather wrinkled.

331366182183   Sold for 101.55 EUR, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q9sr94j Dentelle a l’aiguille Alencon 1,01m x 5,5cm French Needle Lace 18thc
Size:  2.2 x 39.8″
Starting Price: 65.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2014, 10:12 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A narrow border of Alençon, pretty much of the type called ‘Herren Alençon’, meant to edge men’s cuffs. The main ground looks like brides tortillée, although not enough closeups to tell for certain. Réseau fin along the border, with a few simple fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Some weaknesses and repairs to the grounds.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331356481821   Sold for 91.00 EUR, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nuzbomq Dentelle a l’aiguille Argentan 93cm x 7,5cm French Needle Lace 18thc
Size:  3″ x 36.6″
Starting Price: 85.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2014, 10:16 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A narrow border of Alençon, with brides or ‘mailles’ bouclée (where the 6 sides of the hexagonal base are buttonholed over, as contrasted with brides or ‘mailles’ tortillée, where the thread is twisted around the 6 sides of the base mesh) in the main ground, réseau fin along the border. Brigitte Delesque-Depalle, who studied for a year in Alençon and wrote the definitive book on the subject, “La dentelle à l’aiguille”, describes the three-step process of making hexagonal ground in great detail.  I studied there for 3 weeks in 1980, at the same time Brigitte was there.
The fillings in this example are a little more elaborate than the previous piece; no esprits, and the motifs are heavier.  No obvious horsehair in the picots, which some consider a sign of Argentan lace, although it was not uncommon for the horsehair to be taken out.
Some, but not all authors consider the buttonholed mesh ‘in the style of Argentan’. However it is very difficult to tell actual Alençon and Argentan laces apart since they both used very similar patterns, and the twisted and buttonholed brides were used in both places.  Argentan was also a much smaller industry at the time this lace was made. When I was studying in Alençon I was able to examine early 19th c works in progress which were labeled by an Alençon manufacturer, and used the buttonholed brides, much as this piece does. Mick Fouriscot in her 2003 book ‘Le Secret des Dentelles vol III’, discusses all the French needlelaces, and gives the name ‘Argentan’ to a lace with a far more elaborate design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on one end, not sure about the other.
Damage: Noting obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little creasing and light wrinkling.

331356375768   Sold for 96.00 EUR, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q3oo7v7 Antique handmade Rosaline Perle bobbin Lace Handkerchief
Size:  ~10″ square
Starting Price: $32.00
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2014, 10:31 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A small handkerchief of Rosaline Perlé. The perls appear to be buttonholed rings; sometimes these are bobbin-made. The edge is quite delicate and very appropriate for a piece of this size.  One of the better late 19th-early 20th century Belgian laces, and developed fairly late in the history of Belgian lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it has been washed but gives no detail on the process.  A few brown spots on the center cloth.
Finish: Center cloth a little puckered. A little bit of shrinkage in the lace, things aren’t quite as crisp as they could be.

141459223956   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pm6o4kl 87″ Antique 19th C Duchess Lace Point de Gaze Trim French Victorian Bridal
Size:  6.5″ x 87.5″
Starting Price: $395.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2014, 10:58 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A border of Brussels Duchesse, no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. The Duchesse design is a little odd, I can’t tell if this is just general wear or a little deviation from the usual design.  It looks a little thin, but interesting.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on ends, engrelure added at the top.
Damage: A few pinholes in the PtdG mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

261623700797   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mmlek8f Absolutely Fabulous Antique Lace Collar
Size:  6.5″ x 87.5″
Starting Price: $199.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2014, 2:16 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller calexa2010, Coupeville, Washington, United States
Comments: An interesting Duchesse de Bruges large collar. The outside is motifs with brides, the inside is applique on machine net. All very well worked with interesting designs in the motifs.  It’s definitely a little unusual.  The large flowers around the outside edge are wonderful with great fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291265660139   Unsold as of 11/14/2014 9:33 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/oak4kqz Antique Victorian Handmade Brussels Point de Gaze Needlelae Leaf, c1860-1890
Size:  18″ across, lace is ~6″ deep.
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2014, 4:37 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller love-handmade, Beaverton, Oregon, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan leaf with raised petal roses, some nicely shaped with diamond windows in the clothwork..  Good romantic floral design with some areas of grids of decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  A moderately high-end market piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Taken off a fan mount.
Damage: Some small holes in the Pt d G mesh.
Soilage: A little beige in color with some brown staining.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

131340011467   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k72vqco Brussels Needle Lace Point de Gaze 61″ x 6.7″ 1,55m x 17cm Wedding Dress 19thc
Size:  6.7″ x 61″
Starting Price: 125.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2014, 7:38 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A Point de Gaze border, no raised work in the roses. Good solid design with some simple decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Reasonably long and wide, with a nice presence.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added at top.
Damage: Some separation from a motif at one end.  Mesh looks generally OK.
Soilage: A little brown staining.
Finish: No obvious creases, slight wrinkling, minor.

331356397212   Sold for 125.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/k7l8dvm Brussels Lace With Point de Gaze Rose 112″ x 7″ 2,85m x 18cm Wedding Dress 19thc
Size:  7″ x 112″
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: Nov 10, 2014, 7:40 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net. Raised petal roses with diamond windows in the clothwork. Note also the grids of decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Simple esprits in the ground. No raised work in the bobbinlace. Fairly simple design, and the needle and bobbin motifs match well.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

331356411312   Sold for $227.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m67c3pf SUPERBE VOLANT DENTELLE D’ALENCON-DENTELLE A L’AIGUILLE 18ème-8,5x398cm
Size:  8.5 cm (9.5 cm with entrelure) x (260 cm + 138 cm)
Starting Price: 415.00 EUR Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2014, 4:54 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller poizay37, La Roche Clermault, France
Comments: Two sections of a border of Alençon.  Probably brides tortillée on top with réseau fin on the bottom.  A few rings used as decorative ‘mode’ fillings along the lower edge, filled in rights used as esprits in 9 rows above.  Given the rather open stitch used in the rempli (clothwork), and the naturalistic design of leaves, I think this is an early 19th c piece.  Technique is excellent.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see other ends. Engrelure attached.  One join in one piece.
Damage: Rather exceptional condition.  Occasional pinhole in the clothwork.
Soilage: Looks clean overall except for some blue stains near one end of one piece.  Some localized brown small stains in the engrelure.
Finish: A little crumpled at one end of one piece.

251675988414   Unsold as of 11/14/2014 9:35 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/q5tqtep large antique honiton 19c lace hanky +2 other pieces
Size:  handkerchief 16″ x 15″
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2014, 4:54 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief and two matching borders of Honiton, I think. They look a little more like Bruges, but with extensive leadwork tallies, so probably Honiton also. The hanky is snails/slugs style with a deep border and circular center cloth, picoted irregular brides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Borders cut on ends, handkerchief intact.
Damage: A few separations along the edges of the hanky, occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Hanky cloth and borders a little wrinkled.

351217590244   Sold for 20.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/k96o4k7 3 x Antique Honiton bobbin lace Rose motifs- late 19th Cent. English lace
http://tinyurl.com/ptkjvyt 3 x Antique Handmade English HONITON bobbin lace Motif COLLECT DECOR
Size:  roses, 2.5″ long. spray, 5″ x 5″
Starting Price: 16.00 GBP
$45.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2014, 11:36 AM, PST
Nov 11, 2014, 1:22 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: You do occasionally see single Honiton motifs, so I’ll put these two items togther. The roses and leaves are beautifully done and probably meant for guipure designs.  The second floral spray with good fillings is meant to be applied to machine net, interesting design. Both well out of the snail/slugs style.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Bloe backing to the spray is folder, but doesn’t seem to have affected the lace.

161470052977   131340872952
Sold for 21.25 GBP, 2 bidders.
No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k5htzwy 138ins antique early bobbin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size:  4.3″ x 138″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2014, 1:16 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Probably a later Italian tape bobbinlace.  Interesting lower border. Actually I have no idea where this comes from.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Dark ecru color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231380037854   Sold for 51.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ojwd5xt 50 ins antique early bobbin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size:  3.75″ x 50″
Starting Price: 238.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 11, 2014, 1:16 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Looks like an early Flemish insertion given the elaborate motifs and fillings. It has the typical early 6 pointed star ground. Good decoration in the clothwork.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos
Soilage: Looks clean, but not stark white.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231380042421   Sold for 238.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kbnf4yg LARGE VOLANT DENTELLE APPLICATION D’ANGLETERRE décor de FLEURS-Fin 19è-28/420cm
Size:  28 m x 4m 20 cm
Starting Price: 385.00 EUR, Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 12, 2014, 1:51 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller poizay37, La Roche, Clermault, France
Comments: A flounce of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. flowing design with moderately large areas of needle-made fillings – middle market product.  No esprits in the upper ground.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the tulle. Looks like there are a few repairs to the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases and wrinkles.

261625251306   Unsold as of 11/14/2014 9:37 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/klveook ANTIQUE LACE – VALENCIENNE LACE
Size:  6″ x 58″
Starting Price: $35.00
Auction ends: Nov 12, 2014, 2:50 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: Fairly wide border of Valenciennes. Densely woven design of 9-petaled flowers, feathery leaves, and scalloped border.  Three spots/repeat in the upper ground.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on one end, can’t see the other.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites a few age spots.
Finish: General wrinkling, especially along the top.

390968729818   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/l93jyx5 Antique English Honiton Delicate Handmade Ivory Lace Collar, Devon Area England
http://tinyurl.com/prtv8hh Antique English Honiton Delicate Hansmade Ecru Lace Lappet Devon Area England
Size:  Not given, but collar looks about 4″ center back depth.
Starting Price: $29.95, $19.95
Auction ends: Nov 12, 2014, 2:58 PM, PST
Nov 12, 2014, 3:08 PM, PST

Offered by: Ebay seller healthnutlady, Newtonville, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: These two pieces are rather similar so I’ll review them both here. First is a shawl collar of Honiton, snails/slugs style with a scattered flower-garden pattern. Looped edge along the neckline and alternating roses and loops along the outer edge give a nice boundary to the inner motifs. Plaited, picoted brides.
Second is a lappet scarf, again Honiton snails/slugs style. Fairly simple pattern with looped edges. Looks like it might have a few pre-made tapes integrated into the design.
Provenance: Family collection.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few frayed threads, some general wear.
Soilage: Collar – Ivory color. Occasional localized brown spot.
Lappet scarf – Ecru color. One larger spot on the lappet scarf.
Finish: Slightly wrinkled.

201211263820   191402951545
No bids, No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nj2vsa9 LG HANDMADE Antique Vtg VICTORIAN EDWARDIAN BELGIAN BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR CAPELET
Size:  17.5″ neckline, 62″ outside edge, 12″ deep
Starting Price: $399.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Nov 12, 2014, 3:31 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: A large shawl collar of pieced lace, which has a bit of a Bruges look to it. But the ground is a roughly hexagonal grid of picoted buttonholed brides. Looks like some of the fillings might also be needle-made.  Quite a bold design, and I don’t really know where this was made.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional loose thread, minor.
Soilage: Ecru color from the photos.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Quite a heavy piece.

161450524153   Unsold as of 11/14/2014 9:38 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/olgnrrg Delightful Antique White Hand Made Irish Lace Collar
Size:  ~18.5″ neckline, ~48″ outer edge, ~7″ center depth.
Starting Price: 27.50 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 13, 2014, 7:53 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller colls.fy, Scotland, United Kingdom
Comments: A shawl collar of Irish Crochet with a slightly geometric look. Note the needle-made stitches on the insides of the motifs, which might be a sign of an earlier work. Tight technique, interesting motifs slightly raised. Picoted square mesh brides.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231382081506   Sold for 20.50 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q5wy3j4 Large Belgian ROSALINE PERLE BOBBIN LACE RUNNER Collector Decor
Size:  14.5″ x 1.5yards
Starting Price: $325.00
Auction ends: Nov 14, 2014, 9:42 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A runner of Rosaline Perlé – a large piece for this kind of lace. I can’t tell if the perls are bobbin or needle-made. Well worked with an elaborate, dense design. There were probably matching pieces to a set although it is hard to think how the relief could have stood up well to tableware.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Noting obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it has been freshly washed but gives no details.
Finish: Doesn’t lay quite flat.

141463667961   Sold for $325.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/loemqc3 LILLE handmade bobbin lace veil early 1800 Earnshaw Collection
Size:  27″ x 50″
Starting Price: $285.00
Auction ends: Nov 14, 2014, 1:55 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A rectangular veil of Lille. The straight lower border and rather thin lines of the motifs are early 19th century features. The lace is made in strips, and you can clearly see the racroc joining the lower edge, which seller says is ~8″ wide.  The rest is point ground net and a narrow border is sewn around the sides and top. I’m thinking the lower part is cut from a longer border; the design is interrupted on one end, probably on the other, but closeup photos are lacking. This is not uncommon in pieces like this, and sometimes the large areas of net are actually machine tulle. I wouldn’t be surprised if the thread is linen.
Provenance: Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw, auctioned in London in 2014.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Some loose threads and some pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light creasing.

141463896226   Sold for $305.00, 2 bidders.

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