Ebay Alerts! Twenty-five items – May 3, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/mzkgzc4 ATQ ROSE Point de Gaze Needle Lace Bride Wedding Veil Shawl BEST LG RARE Hand W
Size: 41″ x 116″
Starting Price: $6,500.00, $8,900.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 3, 2015 6:19 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mellow44, Tiverton, Rhode Island, United States
Comments: A large high-end market Point de Gaze rectangle – possibly for a wedding, although the rectangular form is unusual for a veil, and if it were a wedding veil it would probably have been made in a more traditional form, such as the Hapsburg Imperial Bridal Veil (http://tinyurl.com/k55lwah).  It’s an interesting comparison, both have a rather Art Nouveau treatment of the flowers.  The Ebay piece is flat Point de Gaze with very careful treatment of the clothwork, with many lines and diamond windows.  Good decorative ‘mode’ fillings, and I also note a few unusual filling cloth stitches.  What is quite unusual appears to be the use of heavy whitework embroidery to give some relief to the motifs.  Note also the rather firm spiky picots around the edges.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some scattered small holes and pinholes in the mesh, occasionally in the decorative clothwork.
Soilage: Seller cites an ivory or light beige color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331537467521   331537467521a   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/q68tod4 Dentelle ancienne fin Bel état vers 1900 Chantilly Ref Sev F. A laver
Size: 5.5 cm x 194 cm
Starting Price: 20.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 3, 2015 7:43 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: An insertion of Valenciennes of an undulating leaf and single flower design. Large areas of clothwork, good definition of leaf veins with twisted stitches.  Labeled FRANCK, 4, Rue de Capucines.  Looks unused.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage:
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

261800527796   Unsold as of 5/6/2015 6:25 PM MDT.

http://tinyurl.com/prskrey 19th c. Brussels applique Large Berthe collar bridal CW fashion
Size: 40″ long, 6.5″ deep
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: May 3, 2015 7:43 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A bertha of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net, with some needle-made decorative fillings.  Light design of flowers tied with bows, small buds used as esprits.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller says it has been washed and is clean but not bleached. Ivory/ecru color with some discoloration.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141649514671   Sold for $95.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/qeo7a3q Antique/vintage Brussels point de gaze lace collar/bertha
Size: 38″ neckline, 5.6″ deep.
Starting Price: 125.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 3, 2015 10:20 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze bertha with raised petal roses. Good decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  The roses on the outside edge are fairly large, note the long rows of raised rings used to accommodate the bigger size.  Nicely sculpted raised petals, although multi-layer might have been more effective. Traditional romantic floral design works well for this piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: ‘old white color’, with some discoloration in a small area on the backside.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231543412082   Sold for 129.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nfye52z Antique Bobbin Needle Lace Collar Lappet LARGE ONE Exquisite
Size: ~52″ x 5.25″ max.
Starting Price: $99.00, $185.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 3, 2015, 3:24 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller gb-best, Ringgold, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A lappet-ended collar or scarf of Duchesse de Bruges. There are a few needle-made ‘mode’ fillings, mainly single rings, with more extensive grid of rings at the ends.  Motifs are well-drawn flower sprays, with rather tiny leaves scattered in the brides, some of which form ‘islands’ where the brides meet.
Provenance:  From a Philadelphia Pennsylvania estate.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites a cream color.
Finish:  It has a slightly shrunken ‘washed appearance’.

141653763035   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k6jps93 Antique Bobbin Needle Lace Collar Lappet LARGE ONE Exquisite
Size: 38″ long, 5-1/8″ max width.
Starting Price: $99.00, $185.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 3, 2015, 3:36 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller gb-best, Ringgold, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A shawl collar of Duchesse de Bruges.  No raised work in the Point de Gaze motifs, just a series of decorative ‘mode’ fillings.. There’s an interesting series of needle-made leaves going down the collar points, with needle-made flowers along the outside.  These are not Point de Gaze, more of a Zele-type needlelace with thick raised edges.  I’ve seen entire pieces made of this kind of needlelace, but not in combination with bobbinlace, which in this case is conventional Duchesse..
Provenance:  From a Philadelphia Pennsylvania estate.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Some holes and breaks.
Soilage: Seller cites some age spotting.
Finish:  It has a slightly shrunken ‘washed appearance’.

141653769603   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mxgjvj3 MAGNIFIQUE DENTELLE ANCIENNE A L’AIGUILLE-POINT DE GAZE-BRUXELLES-12,5x300cm
Size: `12.5 cmx 302 cm
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: May 4, 2015, 11:51 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller poizay37, La Roche Clermault, France
Comments: A border of Point de Gaze, no raised work. Good decorative ‘mode’ fillings, especially in the roses along the lower edge. I like the curved leaf design in the romantic floral pattern. Note the widely spaced looped picots along the lower edge.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, engurelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious in the photos, I’m not sure about the 2nd to the last photo. Might just be a little light staining.
Soilage: Seller cites a little spotting on part of the engrelure, which I’m having trouble seeing in the photos. Looks like there might be some discoloration in the 2nd to last photo, and the last photo shows more of a cream color.
Finish: Just seems a little worn, note especially the irregular cut end in the last photo. Maybe it’s just the granularity of the photos.

261867839756   Sold for 241.00 EUR, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p9ketmn Exquisite antique Spanish black silk bobbin lace Mantilla shawl 48″ w x 104″ l
Size: 48″ x 104″
Starting Price: 49.99 GBP
Auction ends: May 4, 2015, 12:28 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller rozshopping, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of black silk Spanish Blonde.  It is a complex work using a lot of half-stitch, more than usually seen.  Note the ‘honeycomb’ fillings, which in this piece sometimes are a little more round than I’d like to see in a Spanish piece; usually they are more of a 6-pointed star.  This may have been made in France for the Spanish market, but it is a lace that is not well documented, so that’s just speculation. The little figural ‘pavilion’ motifs are interesting, and not normally seen in this lace.  Note the 3rd photo, which appears to be part of an end, although the orientation is unclear.  The vertical section at the left looks a little cut off and not quite symmetrical around the pavilion, and there’s a flower cut in half.  Not unusual to see this in end finishes in this type of lace, as if there’s some unplanned piecing going on.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, but there are few photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace. I know I always say this, but you have to be particularly careful with this kind of lace which is often subject to rust. Something about iron in the black dye. I don’t see any here, but I do wish there were more photos.
Finish: Might be some fold lines, not enough photos to tell.

381240970518   Sold for 185.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l37gwla ANTIQUE LACE-RARE,CIRCA 1700’s,HOLLIE POINT CHRISTENING BONNET
Size: not given
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: May 4, 2015, 5:17 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, United States
Comments: A small bonnet, probably for a baby, with a Hollie point insertion, and some whitework embroidery. At first glance the lace looks a little heavy, but further away you can see more of a line-drawn pattern (first photo).  Kind of a flowerpot design. It seems to be making an attempt at a ground pattern between the motifs – unusual. It’s also unusual to see this kind of bonnet without the circular cap back. Usually a straight piece of lace terminates in the circle.  These usually date from the 18th c.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some small holes in the lace, and minor seam separations.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: A little wrinkled, minor.

391128814143   $103.50, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/qanfld2 Rococo Italian Cantu style handmade bobbin lace plastron dress front
Size: ~15-16″ x 6-7″
Starting Price: $27.00
Auction ends: May 4, 2015, 7:57 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A triangular dress insert of what is probably Belgian Rococo lace. In Cantú threads are bundled together to go around curve, in rococo branching elements make a new start. Otherwise the trefoil and hook motifs are very similar to Cantú.  Good symmetric design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few loose threads and one frayed spot on outer edge.
Soilage: Ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141650654894   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/noraca4 Point de Gaze handmade needle lace lappets joined 19th C.
Size: 38″ x 1.25″ to 2.25″
Starting Price: $58.00
Auction ends: May 4, 2015, 6:47 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A lappet scarf of Point de Gaze. No raised work, minimal decorative fillings. Quite a dense design for a narrow lace with minimal mesh.  Seems to be a border of pansy-like flowers around the edges.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Seller says they are ‘joined’, but there’s no photo showing that.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

131498185179   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/myrfl2m 19th C. Handmade needle lace berthe collar
Size: neckline – 1 yard.  5.5″ deep.
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: May 4, 2015, 7:23 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A bertha of Venise needlelace, probably Belgian. Note the widely spaced buttonhole stitches, a mark of Belgian work.  This one has some nice clothwork with a few decorative stitches. And the little picoted wheels are interesting.  It’s a heavy piece with a good design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some photos are yellowed, others white, and I see some slight staining. Seller suggests washing.
Finish: I think I see one vertical fold crease center back.

141651110954a  141651110954   Sold for $132.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nnd9x37 ANTIQUE LACE-RARE,CIRCA 1595 RETICELLA AND CUTWORK LINEN CLOTH
Size: ~41-42″ square
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: May 5, 2015, 6:09 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, United States
Comments: A table cover of cutwork with reticella inserts. Probably pieced together like patchwork, and note the pulled thread hemwork around each insert. Given the provenance it is likely that this is an early piece, but accurate dating is difficult. I think it’s probably a little later because the basic structure does not appear to be a result of cut and drawnwork from the original cloth – it looks more like laid threads. Which puts this more in the Punto in Aria category.  An impressive looking piece.  This would be an excellent candidate for carbon dating.
Provenance:  Estate of Petton Hall in England. Note attached saying “The Date of this Italian Lace is not later than 1595 EJC.  (Unknown how that was determined).
Condition:
Modifications: None. Although the outside reticella inserts are left bare on the edge, which is a fragile point. Possible there was an additional edging at some time.
Damage: Many broken and frayed elements, but if the date holds up, that doesn’t matter much.
Soilage: A few dirt spots.
Finish: No obvious creases, it is a little wrinkled.

151666070590   $102.50, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/oyjpohw Handmade wide handmade Valenciennes bobbin lace yardage
Size: 3.5″ x 2 yards 28″
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: May 5, 2015, 10:30 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A scalloped square-mesh border Valenciennes, later 19th or early 20th c. Tightly woven, harkening back to the great ‘line drawing’ Val laces of the 18th C.  Small buds used as esprits, and there’s a fairly unusual openwork pattern along the scallops.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘ivory white’, with a few localized brown stains.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.  Occasional creasing along the scallops.

131498724145   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qb3hfu8 1860 GORGEOUS HAND DONE FRENCH CHANTILLY LACE LG SHAWL
Size: 106″ x 53″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: May 5, 2015, 12:00 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A triangular Chantilly shawl.  Floral design with larger flowers and leaf sprays. A little ombre work in the central flower bundle, but most is just flat halfstitch. It does a lot with straight strapwork outlining slightly oval areas around the outer edge of the shawl. Difficult to get an overall design impression since there’s no photo of the entire thing laid out flat.  Hard to tell if this is French or Belgian.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few small holes in the ground, minor.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Long fold creases. Seller notes that it feels a little dry.

331543084298   $122.50, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/qhabzgc Antique Lace Mother of Pearl Hand Folding Fan 19th Century
Size: 9″ long
Starting Price: $175.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: May 5, 2015, 2:47 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller 5261eddot, Red Lodge, Montana, United States
Comments: Silk Maltese fans are a little rare – the lace is a bit heavy for a fan. And, I suspect that by the time in the mid 20th century when a lot of lace was brought back from Malta to England by sailors who stopped at the Naval base, that fans were a bit out of fashion.  Lots of good guipure work on a 5-pointed star ground – I’ve seen Maltese fan leaves with similar grounds.  Note that the woven leaves are placed along the other edge of the leaf, where hopefully they don’t interfere with folding.  An interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: 5 sticks repaired, apparently by the seller.  Seller also made a repair to a small area of the lace, but gives no specifics.
Soilage: Seller says there’s some yellowing, but it might be the natural cream silk color.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

191568824774   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nzqxlnv Barbe dentelle de Valencienes XVIIIème siècle aux fuseaux
Size: 110 cm x 7.5 cm
Starting Price: 40.00 EUR
Auction ends: May 5, 2015, 3:06 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller la_fontages, Bessines sur Gartempe, France
Comments: A pair of ~3rd quarter 18th c lappets of bobbinlace with a 5-pointed star ground. This could be a sign of Brabant work, and the picoted bride fillings are also characteristic of that lace. The motifs are also a little vague, again something often seen in Brabant pieces.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, although they are probably joined at the midsection. Photos aren’t close enough to tell.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

111657589591   Sold for 148.00 EUR, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/luy8qae Barbe dentelle de VAlencienes XVIIIème siècle aux fuseaux
Size: 145 cm x 8 cm
Starting Price: 20.00 EUR
Auction ends: May 5, 2015, 3:27 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller la_fontages, Bessines sur Gartempe, France
Comments: A pair of late 18th C lappets which are probably joined at the midsection.  There are no closeup photos, but I suspect that this is a Lille piece.  Early 19th c Lille often had this rather streaky linen point ground, due to the unevenness of the thread. Might be Valenciennes, but we’d need some closeup photos to tell for sure.  The motifs also look like they might have a gimp, also a sign of Lille. We can’t tell much from only one photo.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, although they are probably joined at the midsection. Photos aren’t close enough to tell.
Damage: One small hole in the mesh that I can see, and there may be more. The edges are a little frayed in places.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

111657598999   Sold for 58.00 EUR, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ocvftuy Exquisite Handmade Duchesse Point de Gaze High Collar with Lappets
Size: 51″ neckline, 49″ outer edge. 4.5″ deep at back, 5″ across endpoints.
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: May 5, 2015, 4:27 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller coda2222, Woodinville, Washington, United States
Comments: A collar with lappet endings of Duchesse de Bruxelles – note the Point de Gaze large flowers just below the collar points (no raised work in the needlelace, no decorative fillings). Lots of raised work in the bobbinlace against halfstitch background. The collar was probably added later, but the motifs do match the rest of the piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken brides and frayed spots.
Soilage: Seller says “this has been gently hand-soaked”, no further details.  Further says that a few very light small spots remain.
Finish: Slightly shrunken from some past wash – note the irregular half-stitch in back of the raised leaves. This should be crisp.

321740451097   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lqyktjq ANTIQUE LACE EXQUISITE BRUSSELS DUCHESSE POINT DE GAZE BERTHA COLLAR FLOUNCE
Size: 6.5″ deep, 36″ neckline, 84″ outside edge.
Starting Price: $289.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 5, 2015, 5:17 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A Bertha of Duchesse de Bruxelles, no raised petals in the Point de Gaze inserts.  No raised work in the bobbinlace either, which is a little on the Bruges side with large motifs, mostly gimp and rolled work definition.  Condition is exceptional.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos – PdG mesh looks good.
Soilage: Ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161684960382   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lqtwdun Single 18th C. Handmade Mechlin lace lappet
Size: 22″ x 2.5 to 3.5″
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: May 5, 2015, 5:17 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A single lappet of Mechlin, mid 18th c.  Wish the other one was there, I find the design a little odd. Most lappets are more symmetric down the center. Here we have two wavy ribbons that parallel each other along the entire lappet.  I just wonder if the second one is a mirror image.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, although second lappets missing.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh.  Some small holes near the top.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131498963100   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/q67y4ek antique fan large lace / mop fan encrusted with silver excellent late Victorian
Size: 21″ long, 22.25″ wide.
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: May 6, 2015, 1:45 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller gertjanvanveghel2009, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Comments: A Burano needlelace fan, which is unusual. I have no record of one coming up on Ebay since I started tracking lace sales in 2010.  Mother of Pearl sticks embossed with silver, and the original tassel survives.  Good symmetric design with a few fillings toward the guard sticks.  I especially like the slightly scalloped upper edge treatment.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites one pinhole in the mesh, which I can’t find. One repaired rib.
Soilage: Yellowing along the ribs, might be from glue.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

121633501796   Sold for 147.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qdpyeeh Handmade Brussels lace applique on fine net SCARF STOLE VEIL Bride
Size: ~2 yards, 8.5″ to 9.5″ wide.
Starting Price: $145.00
Auction ends: May 6, 2015, 10:09 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A rectangular scarf of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  The motifs are small and well done, with a little needlelace used as decorative fillings. Small rings, probably needle-made are used as esprits.  Quite an elaborate floral treatment at the ends, a little crowded in design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Some brown spotting near one side, seems to have slightly damaged the mesh. Minor.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141652613653   Sold for $145.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nssssqd ANTIQUE IVORY 19c HAND MADE LACE WEDDING VEIL SHAWL FLORA BRIDAL 1880s 6 ft +
Size: 76″ x 73″
Starting Price: 245.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 6, 2015, 10:09 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller abfabs05, East Anglia, United Kingdom.
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Honiton applique on machine net.  Fairly simple design in the snails/slugs style. Turkey tails around the borders, and groups of three floral sprays in the corners.  Moderately sized sprigs are used as esprits in the ground. Leadwork tally fillings used primarily in the corner flowers.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh, one small hole perhaps from a fastening.
Soilage: Faint age spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Lovely drape to the tulle.

291146211734   Unsold as of 5/6/2015 7:00 PM MDT.

http://tinyurl.com/l3oc4lp SUPERB LARGE ANTIQUE FRENCH CARVED GOLD GILT MOTHER OF PEARL BRUSSELS LACE FAN
Size: 30.9 cm long, 58 cm wide
Starting Price: $3,500.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: May 9, 2015, 6:05 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller vikymako, Madrid, Spain
Comments: A Brussels needlelace applique on machine net  fan with elaborate carved and embossed Mother of Pearl sticks.  I wish there were more closeups – I think that some of the decoration is embroidered net.  There are some decorative ‘mode’ fillings, largely rings in grid patterns. Romantic floral design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Brown stains throughout.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

291403026627   Unsold as of 5/9/2015 3:34 PM MDT.

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