Ebay Alerts! Twenty-four items – September 13, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/q3gclbo Antique Irish Crochet Clones Lace Collar Trim Flounce
Size: 16″ neckline, 38″ bottom edge, 6.25″ deep
Starting Price: $67.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: September 13, 2015 9:08 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: A deep Irish Crochet collar.  Heavy border, lighter Rose-of-Sharon design above. This design can be very effective.  Good tight work with raised work in down leaf veins and flower centers. Picots look like crocheted loops.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Later 19th C.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One bride break near neckline.
Soilage: Seller cites overall light patina with light tanning in a few areas.
Finish: Might be some light fold creasing, hard to tell from photos.

291539736741   291539736741a   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pwct3yb A Pretty Victorian Floral Bertha Collar 1900
Size: 16 cm deep, 70 cm, not sure what that measurement is.
Starting Price: 32.00 GBP
Auction ends: September 13, 2015 9:53 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep Carrickmacross applique collar. Note the typical looped picots around the lower edge.  Shamrock design with what looks like a little raised work in the center. Large areas of needlerun embroidery add to the weight of the lower edge. To good effect contrasted with the more open areas near the neckline – much like in the previous Irish Crochet collar.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Later 19th C, could be a 20th c piece.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Slight wear on outer edges and corners.
Soilage: A few localized tan age spots.
Finish: Some soft creasing, minor.

311439875077   Sold for 32.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pur98we A Stunning Antique Victorian Brussels Lace Fan circa 1870/80
Size: 23 cm tall, 43 cm wide
Starting Price: 38.00 GBP
Auction ends: September 13, 2015 9:55 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A fan of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net with Mother of Pearl sticks.  Good middle-market floral design, goes well with the pearl.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle. The sticks are often damaged and broken.
Soilage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

351505645959   Sold for 82.00 GBP, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qh674un A VICTORIAN BLACK BLONDE SILK LACE VEIL, SHAWL OR WRAP – 106″ (269cm) Long
Size: 39.5″ x 106″
Starting Price: 125.00 GBP
Auction ends: September 13, 2015 10:54 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of black Catalonian Blonde, also known as ‘ret-fi’. The thin almost vermicular design stems from Moorish influences and is often seen in this lace. It is assembled from strips, which are quite obvious in the photos. Separate strips are also used as end finishes. Note also the rather 6-pointed star feel to the fillings, also very typical of Spanish work.
Provenance: Word on the street is that this piece is from Heather Toomer’s collection. So are several other laces that this seller is offering, however I don’t know which ones.
Date:  Later 19th C.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Three small repairs.
Soilage: Nothing obvious from the photos but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191684020635   191684020635a   Sold for 185.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q82wb2w TWO PAIRS OF VICTORIAN BRUSSELS DUCHESSE DE BRUGES LACE CUFFS
Size: 9.75″ x 3″, 9.25″ x 2″
Starting Price: 8.00 GBP
Auction ends: September 13, 2015 11:23 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: Two sets of Duchesse de Bruges cuffs.  (Duchesse de Bruges has no Point de Gaze inserts, Duchesse de Bruxelles does). Standard middle-market design and technique in both. It’s unusual to find intact sets.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Later 19th C.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken brides in both sets.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Larger pair have a little wrinkling in the corners. Vertical fold creaes in the smaller pair.

191683376899   Sold for 12.62 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oebfa25 Antique/vintage small white cotton Maltese lace cloth
Size: 36″ square
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: September 13, 2015 11:23 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese square cover, probably for a table, but it could be used as a small shawl. This is a cotton example (although some of the thread sheen looks linen),  and although some say that cotton Maltese is an English Beds copy, I find no evidence that this is true.   The piece has abut ‘concentric’ layers, although the outer ones are square.  Alternating crosses and flower in the outer edge, good guipure work comes next, then alternating flowers and circular filled areas.  Good guipure work with leaf mat ovals edge the center, more circular design. Note the little flower and leaf design next to the center – that’s a bit unusual.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One small repair
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A crease might be a fold sign, but is not duplicated elsewhere.

231678849310   Sold for 110.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qca489c A BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN NEEDLE RUN LACE VEIL, SHAWL OR WRAP – 104″ (265cm) Long
Size: 39.5″ x 106″
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP
Auction ends: September 13, 2015 12:07 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: An embroidered machine net rectangular shawl – needlerun, I believe. There looks to be a heavier silky gimp outlining many of the motifs.  Interesting well done florals massed on the ends – the center is undecorated.  Light scalloped border continues around the entire piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Later 19th C, could go into the 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a few small breaks in the ground, larger on in the center.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Fold creases running across the narrow width.

191683402586   Sold for 68.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p4vdbwt AN 18TH CENTURY FRENCH NEEDLE LACE EDGING WITH ALENCON GROUND ON A LATER JABOT
Size: 39.5″ x 106″
Starting Price: 8.00 GBP
Auction ends: September 13, 2015 12:17 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A later 18th C Herren Alençon border attached to 19th c tulle and probably used as a jabot. Brides tortillée ground, although one can’t discount the possibility of a buttonhole stitch or two supporting the twists.  Note the very limited use of picots, only on the outer edge, which puts this more in the Argentan category.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends of the lace cut, one join, engrelure added.
Damage: Small holes in the ground throughout.
Soilage: The lace is coming out rather yellow in the photos, makes me wonder if it was dyed.
Finish: Fold creases and overall wrinkling.

191683425530   Sold for 14.50 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q6rdo7a A 1.30 METRE LENGTH OF LATE 18TH CENTURY VALENCIENNES HAND MADE BOBBIN LACE
Size: 1.3 meters x 4.5 cm without engrelure
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: September 13, 2015 12:32 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A late 18th C Valenciennes border with round hole mesh. This design in which small dots play an important role is almost in a class by itself. Sometimes you see it called Valenciennes d’Anglaise. And sometimes it uses square mesh, almost if this was the point where the transition to square mesh was being worked out.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: “Ends cut, engrelure added. One join, maybe two.
Damage: Seller cites a few breaks in the ground and one slight fray to the edge
Soilage: Looks a little yellowed.
Finish: Fold creases and wrinkling.

191683409916   Sold for 46.50 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nf7vdrt ANTIQUE VINTAGE VICTORIAN LARGE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR CAPELET
Size: 17.5″ neckline, 709″ outer edge, 16″ deep
Starting Price: 22.00 GBP
Auction ends: September 13, 2015 1:24 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cloudberry123, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A small cape of Point de Gaze, no raised work. Fairly heavy design along the edges with a lighter floral arrangement in the middle space. Few decorative ‘mode’ fillings, just an occasional raised ring and some lines of knots in the strapwork. Any larger piece of Point de Gaze like this is quite an undertaking. But here I think the design could have been thought out a little more.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th Quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Small holes in the mesh, especially at the upper back.
Soilage: Seller cites some areas of discoloration, appearing as small brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.  Motif outlines aren’t perfectly crisp – may have been washed at some point.

391248394473   391248394473a   Sold for 132.00 GBP, 11 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nfrgwze Stunning antique Brussels lace 125cm x 23cm VGC
Size:  23 cm x 125 cm
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP
Auction ends: September 14, 2015 9:22 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lyndylew43, Melksham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Point de Gaze with raised petal roses. Nice contrast to the previous piece – this one had an advanced floral design, nicely sculpted roses (especially the raised petals), and judicious use of decorative ‘mode’ fillings, all well executed. A higher end market piece.  I especially like the little swirls of rings just above the lower border. And note the triangular woven spaces in the modes along the lower scallops -nice bit of texture.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: One piece of the lower edge cut away – too much missing for a good repair.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291558490869   Sold for 102.00 GBP, 11 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pwbw7jj ANTIQUE LACE SHORT LENGTH OF 18TH C HANDMADE MECHLIN LACE COLLECTION STUDY
Size:  24.5″ x 2.5″ without engrelure
Starting Price: $30.00
Auction ends: September 14, 2015 11:08 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A short segment of a mid 18th c Mechlin border, Louis XV style. /quite a beautiful piece, and note the quatrafoil variations along the lower edge n the filings. Good precise work, tightly woven.  The picoted border is a later addition, done in the 19th c to ‘improve’ an earlier lace.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut and secured both ends, engrelure added. Lower picoted border a later addition.
Damage: A few minor pulls in the ground.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

221877905083   Sold for $57.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o8nfkqt Scuola Merletti Burano lace medallion of Venice in original folder
Size:  5″ long?
Starting Price: $6.00
Auction ends: September 14, 2015 3:11 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller counterpoint3, Austin, Texas, United Sates
Comments: Material like this, with what is presumed to be an original folder, is rare. Burano needlelace mat with a view of Venise, made for the tourist trade. Technique is good with some interesting work at the top. As f it is looking out from a curtained window.
Provenance: Come with original Scuola Merletti Burano folder. Just wish it had a date.
Date:  Mid 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but maybe a little beige.
Finish: Some creasing along left edge.

121753820408   Sold for $114.49, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ng9du3j Antique Edwardian Bedfordshire Bobbin Lace Modesty Collar
Size:  15″ long, 15″ neckline.
Starting Price: $10.00
Auction ends: September 14, 2015 3:11 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller yielding1, Hermann, Missouri, United States
Comments: Material
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  A cream silk triangular dress insert with attached choker collar. French Cluny or Miracourt – note the heavy gimp thread. Good raised work of woven leaves,also used in the ground. Quite a bold design.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some separation in the neckpiece, broken brides along the top.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351507109277   Sold for $51.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pc8ecgq ANTIQUE LACE 129″ OF HANDMADE NEEDLELACE APPLIQUEE
Size:  4.25″ x 129″
Starting Price: $40.00
Auction ends: September 14, 2015 5:48 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: Material
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  A border of needlelace applique on machine net.  Very light design meant to be ruffled. Note the straight lower border. Nice technique, quite precise although it is not an elaborate piece.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, 2 joins.
Damage: Seller cites 12-13 breaks in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

221878216295   Sold for $40.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/p8bqsjs * Antique BEDFORDSHIRE Bobbin Lace Collar *
Size:  center back depth 7″
Starting Price: $28.00
Auction ends: September 15, 2015 11:40 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A beds shawl collar with central triangular piece, a heavy border below and lighter border above. This specific pattern is not uncommon, I have one in my own collection. The design is of oak leaves and acorns, and you can see similar (but not exactly the same) things in the Bucks Cottage Workers Agency catalogs.
A good example, nicely worked.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Early 20th C.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Soft vertical fold creases.

161819819159   Sold for $157.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nb75mdx * Antique Fine CHANTILLY LACE Lappet – Tie *
Size:
  4.5″ x 42″
Starting Price: $28.00
Auction ends: September 15, 2015 11:43 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A Chantilly lappet scarf.  It’s a little unusual, almost a guipure in the center sections. An extended ‘honeycomb’ stitch forms the brides. You see this occasionally, note the piece from my own collection to the right of the lappet scarf.  This is an unusual piece, and excellent example of the type.  I don’t know if it is French or Belgian, but I’m leaning toward France. For no particular reason.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Late 19th C.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161819837569   Chantilly_guipure   Sold for $96.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/odoyn2q Antique Wedding Brussels Point de Gaze Lace Hanky
Size:
12″ square
Starting Price: $72.99
Auction ends: September 15, 2015 6:51 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mike10_mike, West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze handkerchief without raised work or elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings. So it depends solely on the clothwork design, and is quite successful. It has a slightly architectural look with naturalistic flowers.  I like the straight edges next to the cloth, looks almost like hemstitching.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Late 19th C.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Mesh looks generally good.
Soilage: One small spot in the cloth, one on the edge of the lace.
Finish: A little puckered where fold lines should be, I wonder if it’s been pressed.

351508497050   Sold for $163.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qyjyzwg Antique Brussels Point de Gaze Duchesse Mixed Lace Collar Plaston
Size:
~17″ neckline, depth varies from 3″ to 10″
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: September 15, 2015 6:58 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mike10_mike, West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse dress front, raised petal rose in the one Point de Gaze insert. Conventional Duchesse motifs with raised work on half-stitch background in the strapwork.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Late 19th C.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few minor broken brides. Pt d G mesh looks good.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

351508500591   Sold for $102.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nlwdynw Antique Brussels Duchesse Bobbin Lace Lappet Collar 31″ long
Size:
31″ half-length, 13.5″ back depth.
Starting Price: $145.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: September 16, 2015 11:25 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller yielding1, Hermann, Missouri, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges collar with long front points.  I like the crispness and execution of the design.  Note the islands in the brides, typical of a Bruges product.  Irregular picoted brides, and the simple tally fillings are bobbin-made. Excellent example.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

391228317994a   391228317994   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/o7ech43 * Lovely Antique ENGLISH HONITON Lace WEDDING Veil 19thc. *
Size:
77″ x 74″
Starting Price: $350.00
Auction ends: September 16, 2015 12:35 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A square shawl of combined Honiton applique and guipure, which is unusual.  Snails/slugs style, well executed.  The outer edge is guipure with a scattered ‘flower garden’ appearance. It looks like flowers from the garden are blowing into the applique portion – quite nice.  Excellent woven leadwork tallies used as fillings, and note the turkey tail border tying everything together around the outer edge.
I think it’s a bit heavy for a wedding veil and was probably intended as a shawl that could be folded into a triangular shape.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Late 19th C.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Several small holes and pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles. The tulle has a wonderful drape.

161821989157   Sold for $415.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/os3flly Antique Handmade BRUSSELS Duchesse Bobbin LACE Trim FLOWERS Dotted 3″ W X 4 Yds
Size:
3″ x just over 4 yards
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: September 17, 2015 7:40 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winter-garden, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A border of Point d’Angleterre, meaning a pieced bobbinlace with Point de Gaze ground. Nicely executed short repeat using a simple bud and leaf pattern. This piece does a lot with just a little, and the technique is excellent.
Provenance: Found at the Marché Aux Puces antique market in Paris last week.
Date:  Late 19th C.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Mesh looks good.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

371436210814   Sold for $201.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pgkqm4x EVENTAIL 19ème DENTELLE AIGUILLE COURONNE ROYALE 19thC ROYAL CROWN LACE fan
Size:
29 cm high
Starting Price: 279.00 EUR
Auction ends: September 18, 2015 11:56 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, PARIS, France
Comments: A fan of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net, with a few simple needle-made fillings.  It doesn’t help that this piece has been photographed on a light background – it brings out every defect in color. Not that it isn’t useful, but I’d like to see it on a dark ground.  From what I can see the design is a little sparse with fairly naturalistic flowers meandering across the leaf.  Some kind of white celluloid? used as sticks.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Late 19th C.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Some pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Dark brown spots which are obvious weak points in the lace, can’t tell if there’s actual damage.  Stains along the upper edge.
Finish: Expected fan creases, and the upper edge is wrinkled.

111769345802   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o9mqyfg EVENTAIL 19ème DENTELLE CHANTILLY COURONNE COMTALE OR 18K 19thC GOLD CROWN LACE
Size:
30 cm high
Starting Price: 249.00 EUR
Auction ends: September 18, 2015 11:59 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, PARIS, France
Comments: An elaborate Chantilly fan with faux tortoiseshell sticks and a gold embossed crown. Lined with white silk. Technically the lace is excellent. No ombre shading, but note the quatrefoil elements on a halfstitch ground. The romantic floral design is quite busy.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Late 19th C.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Tears to the lining along fold creases. Splits in the lace also along fold lines on the right side, and some breaks where it it attached to the guardsticks.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: Expected fan creases.

111769347253   Sold for 250.00 EUR, 2 bidders.

This entry was posted in Ebay Alerts!. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s