Ebay Alerts! Eighteen items – October 4, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/pojvhsp A Fabulous Pair Of 18th C Alencon Lappets
Size: 11 cm x 80 cm (this doesn’t seem right, I wonder if the 80 cm refers only to 1 lappet.)
Starting Price: 52.00 GBP
Auction ends: October 4, 2015 9:20 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A pair of Alençon lappets, must along the lines of Herren Alençon. Réseau fin along the edges, and either brides tortillée or bouclée in the inner parts (photos aren’t close enough to tell which. Single picoted rings used as decorative ‘mode’ fillings, along a few areas of more open clothwork stitches. The design is sparse, but ambitious with what look like small flower pots running down the centers.
Provenance: Seller discusses this, but no specific attribution.
Date:  4th quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Both appear to be cut at the top with an additional edge joined to the cut ends.
Damage: Small holes throughout, with a few coarse repairs.  I wonder if some of the réseau has been replaced along the outer edges near the cut ends. There appears to be something underneath one of the fillings, which might be a net.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Overall wrinkling.

351530586419   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/oh3kczb Antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse and point de gaze lace dress front
Size: 10.75″ neckline, front to neck, 7″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: October 4, 2015 10:10 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse dress front with raised petal rose in the front Point de Gaze insert – the other two inserts are flat. Well organized and executed design using conventional motifs. No raised work in the bobbinlace other than rib work in the leaves
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites soft ivory color.
Finish: Light center fold crease. Looks unused.

331666134127   Sold for 39.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pa8wydg Spectacular large antique/vintage silk Maltese collar
Size: 20″ neckline, 9″ back depth, frontpieces to nec, 21″
Starting Price: 85.00 GBP
Auction ends: October 4, 2015 10:16 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep Maltese collar with long frontpieces. Maltese crosses along the outer edges, sun design along the neckline. The guipure work in the center spaces is excellent, and not the complex ground with small crosses of leaves.  An impressive example in a form not often seen. I especially like the points along the outside of the main collar.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Around 1900, could be later.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites areas of brown age spotting in the frontpieces.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Looks unused.

231702482561   Sold for 99.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o93vqsg 2 antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse dress panels/wide cuffs
Size: 5.2″ x 12″ each.
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP
Auction ends: October 4, 2015 10:35 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A pair of Point d’Angleterre cuffs – fine bobbinlace with a Point de Gaze ground. Note the highly raised leaves against halfstitch ground. I like the rows of needle-made flower fillings.  The technique is excellent, but the design seems a little disjoint. Like the larger leaves and lower flowers are a bit too big for the overall design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Numbered tags attached.
Damage: Occasional pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks a little beige in color from the photos.
Finish: They have a slightly shrunken look, especially in the fillings, wonder if they have been washed.

231702595825   Sold for 140.09 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pl92xfy Antique/vintage 17th century Venetian Rose Point lace border
Size: 5.5″ x 28″
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: October 4, 2015 10:40 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Venetian Gros Point. Pieces like this are usually reassembled, and I can’t quite follow the design so I assume that has happened here. One of my favorite laces, note the very high relief and the fairly plain, but sophisticated clothwork. The picot ornamentation is rather subdued. All this points to an early piece in the range of dates for Gros Point. Look at how the grain of the clothwork follows the line of the design, and note the ornamentation worked into the clothwork. There’s nothing you can’t learn about needlelace by studying a good piece of Gros Point.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 17th century. The plainness of the design might indicate a date more toward the beginning of this range.
Condition:
Modifications: Reassembled. Header, footer, and brides are probably replacements.
Damage: Seller cites some areas of repair.
Soilage: A few localized brown spots.
Finish: Nice patina.

231702589009   Sold for 93.00 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pokwymd Exquisite Long 400 Cm Early 19th C Brussels Lace.
Size: 17 cm x 400 cm
Starting Price: 140.00 GBP
Auction ends: October 4, 2015 10:45 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Duchesse de Bruges, no raised work. The motfs seem a little large, but nicely done. Not sure what the flower is along the lower border.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Late 19th or early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. A small area of damage to the engrelure.
Soilage: Seller cites some tiny brown marks.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351530673138   Sold for 140.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/oo5qtzb Fine antique/vintage 19th c Brussels needle lace lappet
Size: 5″ x 46.5″
Starting Price: 75.00 GBP
Auction ends: October 4, 2015 11:41 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of Brussels needlelace applique on machine net. The design is quite free, breaking away from the earlier romantic formalism. Also note, no esprits in the ground. Simple rows of rings used as decorative fillings.   Note the looped picots along the outer edge.
Provenance: From a family collection. Note with the collection is dated 1920, ‘Given when her Ladyship married’. No indication of when that event occurred.
Date: Late 19th or early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some tiny holds and two small repairs.
Soilage: Seller cites a creamy mid ivory color with some age discoloration to the ends.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331666433648   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o88wr8u Lovely Antique Hanky, Handkerchief, Hand Made Lace Border, As Is
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $12.00
Auction ends: October 4, 2015 11:41 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller quiltlover, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Duchesse de Bruges. Nice design using just a few motifs. Raised veins in the leaves, irregular picoted brides.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Late 19th or early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the cloth. Some detachments along the inner border, and a few broken brides.
Soilage: A little stained in the cloth.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles – probably pressed.

291575336356   Sold for $15.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pc8cwwg 90 ins antique/vintage Bucks Lace
Size: 2.75″ x 90″
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: October 5, 2015 7:39 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Floral Bucks, note the mayflower/honeycomb fillings.  Good floral design with a short repeat, heavy gimp outline. Excellent example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller cites a few small pulls and tiny holes.
Soilage: Seller cites a pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles, but only a small section is photographed.

331667133293   Sold for 53.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ogf94od Rabat style collar of 18th C. Argentan needle lace
Size: ~29″ bottom edge, panels 6″ wide, 2.5″ center back.
Starting Price: $145.00
Auction ends: October 5, 2015 9:10 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A collar of Argentan needlelace, remade from something else, probably a lappet. Brides bouclée, rather plain clothwork and fairly simple fillings.  Just a few picoted rings used as decorative ‘mode’ ornaments. The cordonnet is largely unpicoted, and when they are picoted there’s no horsehair support. All of this is indicative of Argentan rather than Alençon. Although I like to refer to it as ‘Argentan style’, since it can be so difficult to tell the difference between laces from the two centers.  Typical Louis XV design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Assembled, and some of the mesh might have been added in the process.
Damage: Frayed brides, a few repairs, some pinholes. Actually not bad.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: Overall wrinkling.

131614739123   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/oo5zghy Antique/vintage Maltese collar/dress front – vgc
Size: 17″ neckline, front depth 6.2″
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: October 5, 2015 9:36 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham,  United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese frontpiece. Maltese crosses around the edges, and a nice guipure leaf motif  with a cross center front. The ground is an unusual square pattern of small flowers each with 8 woven leaves.  Large floral/cross medallions are found at the back. The neckline and back closing is a plaited edge.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites an area of pale age browning to one straight side.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331667225026   Sold for 31.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/njmnekg Antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse lace dress front
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: £18.00
Auction ends: October 5, 2015 10:18 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham,  United Kingdom
Comments: An unusual frontpiece of Duchesse de Bruges, and appears to be original. IT creates a square neck profile. Conventional motifs, no raised elements, no needlelace accents.  Something I haven’t seen before.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘mid ivory colour’.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231703985394   Sold for 18.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/oklp9t9 Pretty antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse and Point de Gaze lace collar
Size: 28″ neckline, 5″ deep at back
Starting Price: £30.00
Auction ends: October 5, 2015 11:10 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham,  United Kingdom
Comments: A shawl collar of Carrickmacross applique on machine net. Excellent design and technique with a variety of needle-run filling stitches. Note the use of brides as an ornamental accent, and the typical Carrickmacross looped picot edge. Also note the embroidered rings decorating some of the cloth.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious frmo the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Might be a light fold  crease in the center back.

331667296347   Sold for 89.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nuzzzvv A VINTAGE ARMENIAN OR BIBILA NEDDLE LACE SCARF
Size: 34″ neckline, 5.2″ deep
Starting Price: £12.50
Auction ends: October 5, 2015 12:06 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A berth
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: One end doesn’t look properly terminated, but then again it doesn’t look cut.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the Point de Gaze mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331667310933   Sold for 51.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ppclbbx A VINTAGE ARMENIAN OR BIBILA NEDDLE LACE SCARF
Size: 51″ x 3.5″
Starting Price: £12.50
Auction ends: October 5, 2015 12:06 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: An unusual scarf of Armenian knotted needlelace. These are more often seen as round doilies, often quite large.  Good regular work with an interesting triangle pattern and openwork edge.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: probably 20th century.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. You often see cut ends of the thread – you can’t use very long thread lengths in making this lace so it was frequently joined and cut.
Soilage: Looks like there’s some localized light brown staining, minor.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191701650488   Sold for 12.50 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/p8838d8 A 58″ OR 1.47 METRE LENGTH OF VICTORIAN BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE – 4″ (10CM)
Size: 4″ x 58″
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: October 5, 2015 12:06 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A delicate border of Point de Gaze, no raised work. Excellent decorative ‘mode’ fillings, and naturalistic floral design. The work is quite fine in this piece, although it has seen better days condition-wise.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, the other end looks like it might be naturally terminated. One join.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Localized brown stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191701713985   Sold for 47.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pkvex3c A VICTORIAN HAND MADE MALTESE SILK LACE MANTILLA
Size: 21″ x 59″
Starting Price: £30.00
Auction ends: October 5, 2015 1:13 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese cream silk mantilla. Flowers around the edge, and a fairly complex guipure design (very densly woven) in the centers and in the ends. Note the excellent woven leaf ground.  I find the central design a little confusion, but it is beautifully done.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Around 1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few detached seams.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkled, especially around the edges.

191701718067   Sold for 30.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/qjcgy6p EXCEPTIONAL CIVIL WAR ERA BLACK FRENCH CHANTILLY LACE SHAWL W FLORALS
Size: 30″ x 90″
Starting Price: $9.00 with reserve
Auction ends: October 5, 2015 1:58 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jamiexmas*, Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A Chantilly shawl, although it’s difficult to see the exact shape. Might be a mantilla shape like the Maltese piece above, but the ends seem to be too large. Or it might be a narrow triangular shawl. The pattern does seem to fit the shape.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Might be a seam – look below the left arm in the first photo.
Damage: One racroc split.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Fold creases.

301755166530   301755166530a   $53.00, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

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