Ebay Alerts! Thirteen items, so far – July 26, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/p3osggh Lovely Antique Brussels Lace Lappets
Size: 55 cm x 12.5 cm max.
Starting Price: 45.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 8:38 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller supa_troopa, Redditch, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. Later 19th c floral design. A few decorative needle-made ‘mode’ fillings.  The tulle isn’t always trimmed away from open parts in the bobbinlace.
Provenance: Seller’s collection.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Occasional small hole/pinhole in the tulle. A few breaks around the needlelace fillings.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231624362158   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qxbfn7f Beautiful Antique Carrickmacross Collar – Oak Leaves and Acorns – Light as Air
Size: 70 cm neckline, 12 cm back depth.
Starting Price: 28.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 8:45 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller supa_troopa, Redditch, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: A Carrickmacross applique collar. Oak leaf and acorn design with embroidery indicating leaf veining. Extensive needlerun stitches used as fillings.  Note the typical looped picots around the edge. Unusual design without any guipure.
Provenance: Seller’s collection.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle. Edges a little frayed.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases – slight wrinkling, not quite crisp along picoted edges.

231624366661   Sold for 28.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nz9gfjt An Exquisite Brussels Point De Gaze dress Panel & cuffs
Size: insert – 38 cm x 15 cm, cuffs – 21 cm x 7 cm
Starting Price: 62.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:00 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse set of triangular dress insert and matching cuffs. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. The Duchesse is a little on the Bruges side with gimp borders and no raised work.  Unusual to find a matched set like this.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some edges a little creases.

351459169975   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nv3kpah A Stunning Length Antique Point de Gaze
Size: 12.5 cm x 160 cm
Starting Price: 85.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:10 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Point de Gaze with a raised petal on the single roses on the lower border.  The decorative ‘mode’ fillings are fairly elaborate in the roses, a little sparse elsewhere.  Clean, sharp design.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut one end, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: Occasional small hole and pinholes in the mesh. Looks like there might be some repair to the mesh in picture 6.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases, some minor wrinkling.

311405750685   Sold for 211.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o9xv56m A beautiful Antique Brussels Point De Gaze Large Collar
Size: 89.5 cm x 86 cm
Starting Price: 42.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:20 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Brussels Duchesse -raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts, no raised work in the bobbinlace.  Good clean design, not particularly elaborate, but quite effective.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a few age marks.
Finish: Looks like a soft fold crease down the center.

311405757669   Sold for 42.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nrf95nr An Elegant Brussels Lace wedding stole circa 1880
Size: 45 cm x 280 cm
Starting Price: 220.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:26 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  The fillings are unusual, I think they are bobbin-made, but hard to tell. I am a bit confused by the design – hard to tell what the filling areas actually are.  The tulle itself has the soft white appearance of English machine net.  I wonder if this is an English piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some fold creases, and miscellaneous other soft creases.

351459196842   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nd9vjnb A 138″ (3.50 METRE) LENGTH OF LATE 18TH CENTURY NEEDLE MADE ALENCON LACE
Size: 3.5″ x 138″
Starting Price: 50.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:06 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A Herren Alençon border, later 18th c.. The upper ground appears to have buttonhole stitches, although this is probably combined with a twisted cover. Alençon meshes are often combinations of bouclée and tortillée. Réseau fin in the lower border. Single picoted rings used as decorative ‘mode’ fillings along with an eyelet filling. The esprits are small sprigs.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Small holes and pulls in the mesh throughout. Repairs eveident.
Soilage: Deep cream color with some spotting.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

191635123857   Sold for 50.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/parsmkt Antique cream hand worked Clones Irish crochet lace collar
Size: shown on UK size 10 manikin in the listing.
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:10 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linen-cupboard, Crawcrook, Tyne and War, United Kingdom
Comments: An interesting figural Irish Crochet collar. Note the large Clones knots in the two butterfly motifs. and some of the roses.  Rose of Sharon background with a square picoted mesh. I can’t see the picots up close, but they might be Clones knots.
I find this quite an effective design, excellent technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Occasional broken bride in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller says it has been washed but gives not details on the process.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

201393697147

http://tinyurl.com/o6pab4h A 1.42″ (3.6 METRE) LENGTH OF UNUSED VICTORIAN NEEDLE MADE YOUGHAL LACE 4 1/4″
Size: 4.25″ x 142″
Starting Price: 200.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:25 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: Looks to me like some of the closeups of this piece  have been taken from the backside of the lace.  Irish Youghal needlelace border with small, well-made motifs. There are few decorative fillings stitches, and note the interesting buttonholed rings on top of the loose buttonhole mesh fillings. The short design repeat relies a lot on the execution of the leaf motifs.  Note the leaves winding around a bar along the lower border. Quite an interesting piece.
Provenance: Note saying “Someday for Rodney’s wife”, and that the lace had belonged to an Aunt.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut both ends. I think the engrelure was added later – in Youghal it is often made as part of the lace.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color, and it does look like linen. Can’t tell for certain without testing.
Finish:  Some soft vertical fold creases.

191635116842   Sold for 330.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p8q7aqr A 2.43 METRE LENGTH OF MID 18TH CENTURY HONITON LACE WITH AMMONITE PATTERN
Size: 2″ x 243 cm
Starting Price: 45.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:25 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: There is another piece of this mid 18th c Devon border, see Ebay #191634238103. Typical scrolling, almost tape-like motifs with minimal space for joins. There’s a little decoration in some tapes.  This style of lace tends to be an acquired taste in comparison to contemporary Belgian products. But I find it has a freeform modern feel and is well made – perhaps not quite as tightly woven as other examples. Good example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut one end, can’t see the other end. Four joins, engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color with age spotting.
Finish:  Vertical fold creases.

191634236217   Sold for 49.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pgof3gu A 2.43 METRE LENGTH OF MID 18TH CENTURY HONITON LACE WITH AMMONITE PATTERN
Size: 17″ neckline, 9.5″ center back depth.
Starting Price: 75.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:53 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze dress front, no raised work. Naturalistic floral design with very few decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Excellent technique – a higher end market piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: One repair to the mesh, some pinholes in the ground.
Soilage: Looks a little beige in color, with age spotting.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191634228147   Sold for 113.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pbdb5u2 Antique Large Bobbin lace Collar
Size: ~18″ neckline, 10.5″ max depth.
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Sunday, July 26, 2015 2:18 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mrsmuirsgullcottage, McMinnville, Oregon, United States
Comments: A bold collar of Bruges Bloemwerk.  Doubled picoted brides, some decorate holes in the clothwork.  Good example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Broken mesh where attached to the motif at left side of photo
Soilage: Ecru color.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

111722088963   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nmo39mq antique vtg 100+ yr old hanky handkerchief white wedding lush handmade lace
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $50.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Monday, July 27, 2015 2:18 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sgt_murf, Conway, Arkansas, United States
Comments: A Honiton guipure handkerchief with whitework embroidery monogram.
Provenance: From the seller’s personal collection. Snails/slugs style, nicely done. Note the extensive woven leadwork tallies. Irregular picoted brides.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it has been cleaned but gives no details about the process.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

252036612621   $50.00 Buy-it-Now exercised.

I’ll add a few more tomorrow.

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