Ebay Alerts! Fourteen items – August 2, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/o4tef47 A Stunning 19th Century Handmade Irish Crochet Dress Bodice/Panel
Size: Front length 23 cm.  Neck to sleeve 24 cm. 83 cm wide.
Starting Price: 68.00 GBP
Auction ends: August 2, 2015 10:45 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: An Irish Crochet dress front with attached choker collar.  The collar-like form extends front and back, with shaped shoulder pieces.  Tightly worked motifs with extensive raised work, Clones knots used as picots.  The piece is right/left symmetric in design and the large center front motif repeats in the shoulders.  Technically it is an impressive piece, although the design is crowded and a bit haphazard. Unusual form that to me doesn’t go together as a unit too well, or I’m speculating that the sleeve pieces are meant to go over a larger gigot sleeve that isn’t carried off too well shown on the manikin.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles – overall very white which is sometimes a sign of bleaching.

351464872532   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qx9bsbc Antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse and point de gaze lace collar
Size: 20″ neckline, 7″ deep.
Starting Price: 45.00 GBP
Auction ends: August 2, 2015 10:45 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An deep collar of Brussels Duchesse, double raised petals in the Point de Gaze roses.  Conventional Duchesse motifs with raised work on half-stitch ground.  Irregular un-picoted brides.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few small repairs, minor.  Occasional pinhole in the PtdG mesh, and a little localized separations where the needlelace is attached to the bobbinlace, also minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases – some of the motifs aren’t quite crisp, perhaps a sign of a past wash.

331614097485   Sold for 49.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p96vl23 Antique/vintage delicate Honiton lace collar with tiny birds
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: August 2, 2015 10:55 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An interesting small collar of Honiton, and I think it has a needle-made ground.  Snails/slugs style, and note the small bird motifs. Woven leadwork tally fillings used used in the main body of the piece, and note the use as radial spokes in the motifs along the edges.  Design gets a little lost at the left end.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None – tape added at the top.
Damage: A few frayed motif ends, minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Neckband slightly creased.

331614102564   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o7b4dv7 Antique Lace Piece, 6 Feet
Size: 6″ x 6 feet
Starting Price: $18.00
Auction ends: August 2, 2015 6:03 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller goknowme, Pleasanton, California, United States
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Good needle-made ‘mode’ fillings, but note that the tulle has not been cut away under the open areas.  Good technique on the floral bobbinlace, both gimp and raised outlines. No esprits in the ground.
Provenance: From the estate of a collector.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Seller cites one repair.
Soilage: Seller cites a few small (reddish) discolorations.
Finish: Vertical fold creases, with other irregular light creases.

331612335260   Sold for $18.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/qanxr47 59 ins antique/vintage Brussels point de gaze lace border.
Size: 5.5″ x 59″ in total
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: August 3, 2015 10:43 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Two sections of the same border of Point de Gaze, raised petal roses. Unusual shape to the raised petal with some diamond window decoration  Fillings are kept simple, but note the grids in the lower swags. Typical romantic floral design.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut – right end on the longer piece might be original.  Engrelure added.
Damage: Occasional pinhole oin the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘mild gold colour’, note small reddish spots throughout.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231634801186   Sold for 138.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ouesfzw 89 ins antique/vintage 17thc linen bobbin lace border
Size: 2.9″ x 89″
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP
Auction ends: August 3, 2015 10:52 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A linen bobbinlace border in the early 17th c Genoese style. I always urge caution in actually attributing something like this to that period. This one appears to have the dense compactness that is often seen in lace of this period, especially in the woven leaves. The foot edge worked as part of the lace, not as an addition is also a good sign.  My overall impression is an earlier date.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, other end might be the beginning of the piece, photos aren’t close enough to tell.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the mesh.  A few breaks along the foot edge. Some stray threads along the edges, and I think there’s one repair between two of the scallops. An area of broken attachments in one scallop.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘soft pale cream colour’
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331614869178   Sold for 70.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ouwvnh4 64 ins antique/vintage 17thc linen bobbin lace border
Size: 4.2″ x 64″
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP
Auction ends: August 3, 2015 11:05 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A 2nd Genoese style bobbinlace which could be early 17th c, more elaborate than the previous piece. I couldn’t find anything similar in Ricci, however there are hints of the fan border in the scallops. It has a good compact denseness in all parts, including the woven leaves.  The foot edge is a bit unusual, and I think there’s a technical issue not quite solved in the scallops resulting in an asymmetry.  I am a little bothered by the fuzziness of the thread in places, but that might just be general wear.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Slight breaks in the foot edge in places.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘mid cream colour’, bit browned and discolored.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331614876729   Sold for 162.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q4x2xfz TOMBOLO VECCHIO ANTICO
Size: 32 cm long, 23 cm diameter
Starting Price: 299.00 EUR
Auction ends: August 4, 2015 2:27 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller boutiquedeltuning, carrù, CN, Italy
Comments: The inclusion of chip carving on the endpieces of this pillow is something we associate more with the Alps lacemaking regions of Southern France and Northern Italy.To see it in a standard hollow Italian bolster pillow is very unusual.  One of the ends has a little door that opens.  Photos not close enough to tell anything about the pattern, but it doesn’t look contemporary with the pillow.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Cloth a little worn around the ends.  One section is bright green, not sure how that happened.
Soilage: Expected wear.
Finish: Old patina.

201396391725   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/q9j25x4 4.5 yards antique/vintage Maltese lace insertion
Size: 3.5″ x 4.5 yards
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: August 5, 2015 10:24 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A long insertion of silk Maltese. Alternating pattern of a diamond shaped mat of woven leaves, and Maltese cross. Woven leaves used as decoration outside these elements.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites areas of pale brown spotting. Last yard is darker color.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

231636736349   Sold for 71.89 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p6p9xhf Antique/vintage fine Nanduti lace bodice/camisole top
Size: 39.5″ long, 11″ straps. 5″ max depth.
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP
Auction ends: August 5, 2015 10:46 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Ñanduti top probably for a negligee.  Unusual to find this lace made into clothing items other than shawls. Typical palm leaf border, large single sol motifs, and a complex ground that I think might be called ‘filigrana’. I just got the book “Lace of Paraguay” by Annick Sanjurjo which has recently been translated into English (Feb, 2015). See http://www.nandutilace.com/englishhome.html, also you can find the book on Amazon.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None. Attachment of the straps is a bit awkward.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some fold creases at sides.

231636762188   Sold for 30.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/opwj4l4 Antique/vintage Irish crochet lace collar and cuffs
Size: cuffs: 12″ x 45″.  collar: 17″ neckline, back depth 6″.
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: August 5, 2015 10:58 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar and cuff set. Small motifs with heavy raised rings. the design recalls some earlier knotted guipure work. Excellent work and design.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites some pale brown age marks.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231637672364   Sold for 25.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pa6pp6w Antique/vintage Brussels bobbin and needlelace fan leaf
Size: 12″ inner curve, 8.5″ deep.
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: August 5, 2015 11:42 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Point de Milan, meaning a probably Belgian pieced bobbinlace (better quality goes under the name of Old Flanders) with a needlemade ground. Quality varies considerably in these pieces, much of which was made for table linens. This might be a fan leaf, although to me it looks more like a small collar. The quality of the bobbinlace is good, but a little standard in design. The connecting brides are unusual.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites “pale ivory colour’ with occasional brown age mark.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331617061402   Sold for 23.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o46towa Antique Vtg Handmade IRISH CROCHET LACE Collar Cream / Beige 13″ Neck FABULOUS!
Size: 13″ neckline, 5.5″ max depth, 3.5″ deep middle back.
Starting Price: $38.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: August 7, 2015 6:39 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, purpletigerblue, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Comments: A small Irish Crochet collar with two unusual raised butterflies. It has quite a combination of design elements, the horseshoe motif around the center, and the heavier flower and figural work on the outside. No sign of the typical trefoil motif arrangement. Note the raised masses in the flowers at the back, unusual.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites “creamy off white” color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141729976568   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/ptcpjqp Antique Handmade Brussels Point de Gaze Duchesse Bertha Lace Collar Ruffled Flou
Size: 37″ neckline, 83″ outside, 6″ deep.
Starting Price: $246.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: August 7, 2015 10:23 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: A bertha of Brussels Duchesse, raised petal roses in some of the Point de Gaze inserts (17 inserts in all). The petals have some diamond windows, sign of a better manufacturer.  Conventional Duchesse with some raised work on halfstitch ground. Seems like the bobbinlace serves mainly vertical dividers for the needlelace.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Pinholes and some small holes in the PtdG mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291510897854   291510897854a   Unsold.

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