Ebay Alerts! Seventeen items – June 7, 2015

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http://tinyurl.com/qah3zwk ANTIQUE CREAM SILK MALTESE LACE MODESTY PANEL
Size: ~34 cm neckline, 35 cm long.  18 cm wide at top of triangle.
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: June 7, 2015, 7:10 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller wattnotts, Leicester, United Kingdom
Comments: A triangular dress front insert with choker collar, cream silk Maltese bobbinlace. Nice matted woven leaf work inside the triangle with a Maltese cross in the center. The edges and collar alternate crosses and flowers.  The collar and insert appear to match.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color, but that’s probably the natural thread.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

381275886055   Sold for 116.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q43vf96 ANTIQUE IRISH CROCHET COLLAR WHITE COTTON
Size: ~79 cm in length
Starting Price: 6.99 GBP
Auction ends: June 7, 2015, 7:22 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller wattnotts, Leicester, United Kingdom
Comments: A long Irish Crochet collar with tightly worked unusual motifs. From the type of raised work used it might be a French piece (see especially the center back). I especially like the heavily padded rings.
It retains the typical three part sprays that you virtually always see in Irish work, and the crocheted loop picots in the ground are not so typical of the more elaborate grounds of French work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell actual color.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

221785554101   Sold for 27.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/onrloy6 BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE HAND FAN EARLY 900’S LACE AND MOTHER OF PEARL
Size: 25″ wide
Starting Price: $99.99
Auction ends: June 7, 2015, 7:37 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller aplejac, Spring Hill, Florida, United States
Comments: A rather large fan of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net, with plain Mother of Pearl Sticks.  The lace is backed with a white gauze or net.  Good romantic floral design – one of the center roses is done in Point de Gaze, but no PtdG ground that I can see.  Fillings are needle-made and simple.  Note the Rosaline perle-like small flowers in the center spray.  Many small circular esprits in the tulle. Good romantic floral design with some interesting hanging flowers, not just roses and leaves.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Sticks look in good shape.  Looks like one small hole in the backing.
Soilage: One small spot on the lace, and more brown spots on the backing cloth.
Finish:  Expected fan creases.

151701304661   151701304661a   Sold for $99.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nmqnp7w Antique/vintage lace collar
Size: 22″ neckline, back depth 5.5″
Starting Price: 12.00 GBP
Auction ends: June 7, 2015, 10:55 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A bobbinlace guipure dress front. I don’t recognize the type, but I’m guessing a French piece (seller thinks the same). Mainly because of the ground which is a little complex.  And you do see the raised elements on some Cluny pieces.  So I’d put it in my ‘unknown guipure’ category.  It’s actually quite well done and has a nice presence.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: It has been laundered (seller gives no details on the process) and is a soft old white color.
Finish:  Slightly wrinkled, minor.

331570588384   Sold for 25.95 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p3jkgzp 3 Small Delicate Antique Handmade Brussels Point de Gaze Lace Collars VERYNICE!
http://tinyurl.com/q73nhe4 19th C Handmade Brussels Point de Gaze Lace Front Dress Jabot or Doily LOVELY!
Size: collars: 14.5″ across neckline, 1-3/8″ deep. 12.5″ across neckline, 2-3/4″ deep. 14″ across neckline, 3.25″ deep ends, 1″ center.
mat: 9″ x 8-1/8″
Starting Price: $9.99, $14.99
Auction ends: June 7, 2015, 6:07 PM PDT
June 7, 2015, 6:15 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kouleegirl, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States
Comments: I’ll put these four small pieces together.  Of the three collars, two are Point d’Angleterre (late 19th c bobbinlace with Pt de Gaze ground), and the third is Point de Gaze.  The little mat (not sure what it is), is Brussels Duchesse with no raised work in the center Point de Gaze insert. All together these are a nice sampling of late 19th c Belgian work. They are all nicely done, and note the good raised work in the bobbinlace in the Duchesse. I like the two Pt d’Angleterre pieces best, good small work on the bobbinlace, and one has some nice decorative ‘mode’ fillings, along with some needle-made flowers along the outer edge.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in various pt d Gaze meshes, especially in the Duchesse.  Some miscellaneous threads on the outer edge of the Duchesse piece.
Soilage: A few light age stains in all, minor.  Duchsse is a cream color,  collars are ivory.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

121661566952   361297804505
Sold for $36.00, 7 bidders.
Sold for $74.28, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/of2tz24 ANTIQUE LACE H/MADE LARGE POINT DE VENISE COLLAR/CAPE W/ PT DE GAZE TYPE INSERTS
Size: 11.5″ max depth
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: June 7, 2015, 6:54 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A high-end market large Belgian needlelace collar. Note the spacing of the buttonhole stitches on the raised edges, and also the insert that has a lot of Point de Gaze techniques but in a heavier thread – all marks of a Belgian product.  There are a few heavy raised edges, without much sculpting in depth, another Belgian mark.  Also the precis clothwork with some diamond window decoration. The little ‘islands’ where brides meet recall what you see in Bruges bloemwerk.  Might be a Zele piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Light ecru color.
Finish:  There might be a fold creases center back – but it’s faint.  Looks unused.

221788905765   Sold for $150.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q2pzd64 BEAUTIFUL “TIFFANY” ANTIQUE HAND FAN EARLY 1900’S LACE AND MOTHER OF PEARL
Size: 28″ wide
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: June 8, 2015, 8:32 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller aplejac, Spring Hill, Florida, United States
Comments: I nearly didn’t include this large fan because there are no photos of the lace from the front of the fan, which makes it difficult to access the lace. Some kind of Duchesses, but I can’t tell if there’s any Point de Gaze work in the piece.  I also can’t really evaluate the pattern.  But it does come with a Tiffany box, and the Mother of Pear sticks have a silver inlay.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Can’t really tell – but there is one broken stick.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Expected fan creases.

151702384922   Sold for $132.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pjfu84p Fine Antique Handmade Point De Gaze Lace Flouncing – 7-Feet x 6 1/2-Inches
Size: 6.5″ x 84″
Starting Price: $100.00
Auction ends: June 8, 2015, 10:03 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lmarzil1, New Gloucester, Maine, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze bertha with raised rose petals.  Seller appears to imply that it is a flounce with some tucks to hold it in a circle.  However it looks like a regular bertha to me with properly finished ends and neckline – and I question the accuracy of the 84″ circumference.  A higher end market piece with flower baskets, multiple raised petals in the roses, and some sophisticated decorative ‘mode’ fillings. It doesn’t break away from the romantic floral design, but shows some innovation.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: one area of holes along the neckline.  Some pinholes and occasional small hole in the mesh throughout.
Soilage: Some localized red staining, mostly near the holes.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

371342775574   Sold for $271.00, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ngoe2no ANTIQUE BRUSSELS LACE LENGTH IN ORIGINAL ENVELOPE WITH MARKERS CARD 1919
Size: seller estimates length at about 3.5 meters
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: June 8, 2015, 11:30 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller wattnotts, Leicester, United Kingdom
Comments: Material such as this is extremely rare.  An unused border of Bruges Bloemwerk, as packaged with the original envelope from Brussels to Manchester England dated 1919 (this could be a War Lace piece), and the retailer’s card, Maison Elisa Vandenhoute. It’s not an especially remarkable piece of lace, but the package of everything together is exceptional.
Provenance:  Dated envelope and seller’s card.
Condition:
Modifications:  None – can’t see the ends of the lace to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Lace looks fine from what I can see. Envelope is rather the worse for wear.
Soilage: Looks clean and unused.
Finish:  Lace wound and tied with a ribbon, red, yellow, black. These are the colors of the Belgian flag.

381277259817   Sold for 59.55 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nes4rty Classic handmade mid-18th century Brussels bobbin lace lappets – pair
Size: 3-3/4″ to 3″ x 20.5″
Starting Price: $298.00
Auction ends: June 8, 2015, 4:32 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: Two lappets of Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground.  Probably third quarter of the 18th century. Sometimes this is called Point d’Angleterre, probably for the English market. There’s also a slight possibility the piece could be English, but it doesn’t really have that kind of feel.
The designs are fairly simple, and better pieces do not repeat designs along the length of the lappets. That’s the case here, although the tops look a little cut off.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications:  I think the tops are cut and finished – these are a little short for lappets.
Damage: Some tiny pulls in the mesh. A small piece missing at the top edge of the right-hand one. Some little frays and occasional hole in the fillings
Soilage: They look clean.
Finish:  Some slight wrinkling, minor.

131527306080   No bids.

 http://tinyurl.com/q3fpl4x ANTIQUE LACE VERY LARGE HANDMADE IRISH CROCHET COLLAR / CAPE CLONES KNOTS
Size: 12″ deep
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: June 8, 2015, 5:04 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A shawl collar of Irish Crochet. Large, well made motifs with plenty of raised work. It looks to me like the picots are crocheted loops. Excellent technique with a bold design.  It’s a little hard to appreciate just how large the motifs are until you see it on the manikin, and I’m not sure it is as effective as it is when laid flat.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications:  There is some net attached to the back as a support round the neckline.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or winkles – all very crisp and precise.

221789990336  $66.00, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/ps6exrq ANTIQUE ESTATE EXQUISITE HAND PT DE GAZE LACE FAN MOTHER OF PEARL STICK PERFECT
Size: 11″ tall, 20″ wide
Starting Price: $99.00 with reserve
Auction ends: June 9, 2015, 9:38 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with Mother of Pearl sticks with a Faucon box, Paris. No raised petals, and the needlelace is very finely worked. The decorative ‘mode’ fillings are kept fairly simple, and note the interesting striped areas in the cartouches.  The MOP sticks have beautiful natural color, with pierced slips, probably bone. A higher end market piece, although I’m a bit surprised that the sticks aren’t more elaborate.
Provenance:  Estate piece, box may not be original.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some light brown marks on the left side and center left at the top.
Finish:  Expected fan creases.

371342209010   $360.00, 11 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/oxmp7uz ANTIQUE ESTATE LOVELY HAND CHANTILLY LACE FAN NATURAL SHELL STICKS W/BOX FRENCH
Size: 12″ tall, 22″ wide
Starting Price: $99.00 with reserve
Auction ends: June 9, 2015, 9:39 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A Chantilly fan with boxed labelled “Alouise Van de Voordu, Paris”. Seller says the sticks are natural, if this means tortoiseshell, be very careful with import and export laws. There are what look like scratch marks on the sticks, consistent with folding, but I’m not convinced that this is tortoiseshell.  I’d expect some warpage in in natural material.  They are elaborately pierced in the slip area, with a gold monogram on the front guardstick.  The lace is a finely worked Chantilly, no ombré shading, and no elaborate fillings. Note a light silk? backing has helped preserve the lace.
Provenance:  Estate piece.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish:  Expected fan creases.

371342209075   $300.00, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/nmnj4ap ANTIQUE LACE DUCHESSE DE BRUGES 8 1/2″ WIDE COLLAR EXQUISITE RAISED WORK
Size: 8.5″ deep, 13.5″ neckline, outside edge 60″
Starting Price: $194.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: June 10, 2015, 12:29 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A shawl collar of Duchesse de Bruges, meaning no needlelace inserts. Th is is an interesting piece, typical Duchesse motifs, but note the raised bobbinlace petals on the flowers.  The raised work on half-stitch leaves is more common. Excellent technique for a design that doesn’t come off too crowded as sometimes happens in this lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Minor broken threads as shown in the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Vertical fold creases.

161702318931   Unsold as of 6/13/2015 7:21 MDT.

http://tinyurl.com/nhkdbjn  19th C Belgian Rosaline Perle Bobbin lace Large Collar CW Collector Bride
Size: 26″ neckline, scallops ~6″ deep.
Starting Price: $235.00
Auction ends: June 11, 2015, 8:17 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A collar of what at first looks like Rosaline, but on closer inspection is look more like Point de Flandre (sometimes called ‘Old Flanders’). This is a pieced lace with some fairly sophisticated motifs.  In this example perles such as are found in Rosaline have been added. A gimp outlines the motifs, and the fillings are typical of this lace. Plaited, picoted brides. Overall an excellent example of this lace, which is little discussed in the literature, and can range considerably in quality.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Light ivory color..
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141684903864   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/okgj4bx  Deep flounce fragment – 19th C. handmade Point de Venise needle lace
Size: 7″ deep, 24″ complete with additional 15-16″ diagonally cut on ends.
Starting Price: $35.00
Auction ends: June 12, 2015, 12:00 M PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: The shape might be a little odd, but I find this a fascinating piece.  Because I’m going to call it Irish Kenmare needlelace for the following reasons.  The lower edge has scallops that are very similar in form (if not in technique) to what you find in Youghal. I’m also intrigued by the fillings, which in some patterns also look like Youghal fillings.  The looped picots are also similar to what is shown on the Kenmare lace site. I’ve got a good feeling about this piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Modified cut on ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131529962357   No bids.

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