Ebay Alerts! Twenty items – October 18, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/p56ujqq Stunningly Large BRUSSELS LACE Collar Antique Bridal Handmade Masterpiece
Size: 43.6″ x 23″ laid flat, 13.5″ center depth, 4″ side depth, 46″ neckline.
Starting Price: $295.00, $495.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 8:48 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: A deep frontpiece of English Honiton guipure. Snails/slugs style, starting to break out of that genera. Note the figural birds and butterflies, also well done woven tally leadworks. An impressive design of the flower garden ‘hedgerow’ effect so common in this type of lace. Excellent technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites some small breaks.
Soilage: Seller cites creamy off white color. Along with some localized light spots and faint tanning.
Finish: Some fold creases.

351546515480   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qhfkzkl Intricate Antique Point de Gaze Needle Lace Collar Orchids Scrolls
Size: 21″ x 16″ laid flat, 6.75″ center depth, 7″ side depth, 17″ neckline.
Starting Price: $78.00, $195.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 9:25 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: An interesting Belgian needlelace frontpiece, both in design and technique. It has a combination of un-grounded work and Point de Gaze inserts without raised work. The clothwork has the same density throughout the whole piece. Extensive decorative ‘mode’ fillings, although they are fairly simple. Note the picoted double brides along the neckline, unusual. The design is a bit asymmetric with an Art Nouveau feel.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Small holes in the Pt de Gaze mesh, occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites light cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291587093033   Sold for $78.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/o3qc5dm A Beautiful Antique Point De Gaze Brussels Handkerchief 1890/1900
Size: 32 cm x 30 cm
Starting Price: £42.00
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 9:45 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse handkerchief, no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. Conventional Duchesse motifs, also no raised work other than the veining. Good conventional design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional separation where the PtdG is attached, along along the cloth attachment.  Fixable.  PdG mesh looks good.
Soilage: Seller notes some age marks in the cloth.
Finish: Sold creases and wrinkles, especially in the cloth.

311462801449   Sold for 42.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/p9tpt5f A Gorgeous Brussels Point De Gaze Dress Front/back C.1890
Size: 38cm wide panel, 38 cm from back to front.
Starting Price: £62.00
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 10:25 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse deep collar or dress front.  Raised petal rose in one Point de Gaze insert, other inserts have no raised work. Note the lines of decorative ‘mode’ fillings, nicely done. The Duchesse is a bit on The Bruges Bloemwerk side with fairly large motifs.  The scale of all the motifs seems a little large.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Some small holes in the ptG mesh. Some3 brides look like a twisted pair instead of a full 4-plait, wonder if this is original, although it doesn’t interrupt the design.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311462823284   311462823284a   Sold for 64.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oexd9jq ANTIQUE HAND MADE VENETIAN GROS POINT NEEDLE LACE – 3 PIECES
Size: 13.5″ x 2″ and 9″ x 3″
Starting Price: £1.50
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 10:26 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller parsonagefinearts, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A set of Gros Point style cuffs with a matching choker collar. From some of the clothwork is done I think this might be a French piece.   Italy is a possibility, but the stitches don’t look right.  Very difficult to tell with these copies, they were made in several places.  This set has nicely shaped raised work, good filling stitches, but no special ornamentation.
This seller has also listed other excellent items, especially Irish Crochet.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c. or early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A few folds along the edges.

231715538884   Sold for 41.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o93mdt5 A Stunning Length Of Antique Point De Gaze Lace. Circa 1890
Size: 14 cm x 180 cm
Starting Price: £82.00
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 10:55 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A s border of Point de Gaze, of a type that I sometimes call ‘guipure’. It has no Point de Gaze Ground, just a few twisted bar connections.   You see this come up for sale occasionally.  Interesting design, but not particularly sophisticated.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351546600645   Sold for 180.99 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nm2fkda An Exquisite Long brussels Pont De gaze Lace Collar/lappets & Cuffs
Size: 10 cm x 120 cm, cuffs 23 cm x 8 cm.
Starting Price: £120.00
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 11:00 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles shawl collar and matching cuffs. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts, but a little in the strapwork in the bobbinlace.  Conventional design, but it’s unusual to find a matching set.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some pinholes and small holes in the PtdG mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Fold creases, slight wrinkling.

311462843450   Sold for 120.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/o3l4jt5 FINE EARLY C19TH BRUSSELS APPLIQUE BOBBIN LACE LAPPET
Size: 4″ x 43″
Starting Price: £1.50
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 11:00 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Simple leaf design at the ends, and  I especially like the quatrafoil designs used as esprits in the main ground.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some pinholes and a few tiny holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Pale cream color.
Finish: Some creasing in the tulle.

331677405076   Sold for 33.00 GBP, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/palquqv FINE EARLY C19TH BRUSSELS APPLIQUE BOBBIN LACE LAPPET
Size: 3″ x 8.5″, 3″ x 3.5″, 3.5″ x 9″
Starting Price: £4.99
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 12:32 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller vane90, UK, United Kingdom
Comments: Please look at all the listings by this seller; I’m showing two photos below from separate posts and only giving information for the bobbinlace.  For several weeks this seller has been listing short bobbinlace samples, along with some needlelace. I spoke with the seller who indicates they were purchased as a lot from an antique and vintage haberdashery dealer who specializes in buying up large batches of dead stock in France. They appear to have been part of a sample book at one point because some of them have glue on the backs. They come from the Craponne-Sur-Arzon area, and the bobbinlace looks typical of this area.  The needlelace samples, however, look very much like Viennese Art Nouveau lace, and were probably imported by the retailer.
This is a remarkable collection and is proving quite popular with buyers. Hopefully someone can help identify the manufacturer.
Provenance: See comments.
Date:  early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some have signs of glue on the back.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

391291349743   401007767657
Sold for 33.00 GBP, 5 bidders.
Sold for 24.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pl6w43e ANTIQUE LACE- EARLY FLEMISH, MILANESE LACE LARGE OVAL TABLECLOTH
Size: oval – 12″ x 75-76″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 2:10 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: An oval tablecloth assembled from what looks like earlier pieces. These all appear to be Northern Italian, Milanese.  The center part and the scrolling wide border with 5-star ground around the edge are especially impressive. There’s a chance some of it might be Flemish, but I’d like a closer look before making that attribution.
Provenance: An estate piece.
Date:  18th c? Assembled in the early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: An assembled piece.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151847999141   $159.30, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/q6m7nd8 A VICTORIAN HONITON BOBBIN LACE APPLIQUE SHAWL WRAP OR VEIL ON BLACK MACHINE NET.
Size: 23″ x 110″
Starting Price: £45.00
Auction ends: October 19, 2015 11:59 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: Black Honiton does come up occasionally – this is a rectangular shawl  applique on machine net.  Moving away from the snails/slugs stle, with three floral sprays at the ends, esprits of sprigs in the ground, and a fairly narrow border up the sides. Good woven tally leadwork fillings, and the net has been cut from behind some, but not all of them.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  18th c? Assembled in the early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Small repairs throughout, occasional pinhole.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191713045145   Sold for 77.30 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q9l7ujp A VICTORIAN HAND MADE BLACK CHANTILLY BOBBIN LACE FICHU C1860 – 80
Size: 59″ x 13.5″ at center.
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: October 19, 2015 1:12 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A fichu collar of Chantilly. Romantic floral elegant design with esprits in the ground. Hard to guess on this one if it is French or Belgian.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  18th c? Assembled in the early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites minor breaks repairs.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some creasing, or this might just be a few repairs..

191714662044   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o9omsak ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 19THC.BRUSSELS LACE BONNET VEIL,FLOUNCE
Size: 13″ x 47″
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: October 19, 2015 1:12 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A narrow shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on net – I can’t tell from the photos if it is machine or droschel.  I suspect Machine, but would love to have a closer look (if it is droschel it would be a very late example). The design looks a lot like 18th c organization (especially the hexagonal mesh filling), but has a more later 19th c technique. Notably the needle-made decorative fillings. Quite an interesting piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a few tiny openings.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘cream patina’.
Finish: Light creasing.

391294236137   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/purqp8s Antique Museum Piece d’ ALENCON LACE Large Bertha Collar Shawl
Size: 13″ x 47″
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: October 20, 2015 10:54 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: A bertha collar of Punto de Milan, which is a pieced bobbinlace (Old Flanders) with a needle-made ground. The ground does resemble the Alençon ground, which no doubt accounts for the note on the tag. Nicely organized floral ground with overall fine work. I particularly like the little flowers along the neckline. This is a type of lace that often suffers from sloppy technique and coarser threads – not here.
Provenance: Comes with a tag saying “Bertha of ALappet point, d’Alencon, Donor Mrs. George Comstock. ”
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some localized light spots. Overall light cream or ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291589131677   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/obp2yfr ANTIQUE ECRU IVORY BEIGE POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR CAPELET
Size: 9″ deep, hard to tell the neckline measurement. Says it first 15″, 16″, 17″ or 18″.
Starting Price: $245.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 20, 2015 11:56 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller Imgcareer, San Ramon, California, United States
Comments: A deep collar of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts, note the petals have small diamond windows – sign of a better manufacturer.  Very dense romantic florals with a few decorative ‘mode’ needlelace fillings. A little raised work on the strapwork in the bobbinlaces.  I find the motifs a little large for the size of the piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

361406112572   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/nec5n5n Seven Lace Scrapbook pages: Handmade English Bedfordshire Bobbin lace samples
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $105.00
Auction ends: October 20, 2015 2:31 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: This seller is doing several auctions on pages from this collection. The samples collected are excellent examples of each type.  An impressive collection.
Provenance: Assembled in the 1970’s by an English lacemaker.
Date:  varies with type.
Condition:
Modifications: Samples stitched to pages or cloth which is mounted on the pages.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141800835297   Sold for $105.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/qe4n9p4 6 pc Vtg Antique Nanduti Tenerife Lace Runner Placemats lotn5
Size: placemats – 12.5″ x 18″.  Runner 13″ x 31.5″
Starting Price: $29.00
Auction ends: October 20, 2015 7:03 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller kzfisch, Brielle, New Jersey, United States
Comments: A set of 5 Ñanduti placemats and one runner. I’m guessing one placemat might be missing. Each has a number of different ‘sol’ motifs with palm leaves around the edge. Center is a grid mat of decorative stitches.  I’ve never seen a set like this before.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  ~1950.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Most ivory off white color, 2 placemats more ecru.  Some age spots and uneven patina.
Finish: Fold creases.

201448559818   Sold for $29.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pcaoknn Interesting late 19th C.handmade Point de Gaze needle lace collar
Size: placemats – 12.5″ x 18″.  Runner 13″ x 31.5″
Starting Price: $39.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 21, 2015 5:41 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A small round collar of Point de Gaze. No raised work, and very simple rings and knots used as fillings.  Note the looped widely spaced picots around the other edge.  Good delicate simple design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  probably around 1900.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Stains around the neckline and a little into the back of the lace collar.
Finish: Fold creases.

141801858360   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o9uvzbe * Superb POINT de GAZE Brussels Needle Lace Antique Fan *
Size: 10″ long guardsticks.
Starting Price: $145.00
Auction ends: October 22, 2015 12:50 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with amber sticks and the original tassel. Raised petal roses with diamond windows.  The whole piece looks slightly off – the fan leaf doesn’t seem wide enough. But it does not appear to be cut down.  Excellent floral design, good decorative ‘mode’ fillings, technically rather sophisticated.  Point de Gaze with a lot of raised work throughout may not be the best material for a folding fan, and it does look a little bulky folded up.  I also like the sticks with their carved edges.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh, minor.
Soilage: Seller cites off-white shade.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

161859071779   Sold for $308.00, 4 bidders.

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