Ebay Alerts! Thirty-three items – October 25, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/pla9j8d 19th century lace collection
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $40.00
Auction ends: October 25, 2015 6:02 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller annasognosia, Port Chester, New York, United States
Comments: The one piece from this collection that I will discuss is the Chantilly shawl.  A typical romantic floral second empire piece which appears quite light in texture, likely French origin. The design and technique are good, the condition is problematic.  But Chantilly shawls like this should never been dismissed – they were a high point of the industry with (according to contemporary sources) 10 women taking about 10 months to complete one. The work was done in strips running vertically, with students taking the smaller strips so that everything would be done on time.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None, although there isn’t a photo of the full piece. The photo below looks like it has the piece folded in half along the center point.
Damage: Racroc breaks throughout, some areas of mesh missing. Small holes nad pinholes in the mesh.  I think there’s been some attempt at repair.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some creasing.

281831856301   Sold for $43.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p564vv3 ANTIQUE LACE- BRUSSELS LACE LAPPET W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: 7.25″ x 56″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: October 25, 2015 7:26 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: The narrow scarf of Duchesse de Bruxelles – no raised work int he Point de Gaze inserts.  No PtdG mesh either – just individual floral motifs. Very little in the way of decorative ‘mode’ fillings, but the piece really doesn’t need them. There is some raised work against half-stitch background in the Duchesse strapwork.  Overall this is an impressively designed piece with the PtdG motifs meshing very well with the bobbinlace flowers. One curious thing, the designs on the ends are not mirror images of each other, which is a little unusual.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a cream color with 3-4 small age related spots.
Finish: Some creasing.

391299213076   $202.50, 7 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/oe3ceeo A Beautiful Antique Brussels Point De Gaze Dress Front/back C.1890
Size: 45 cm long x 34 cm wide.
Starting Price: £42.00
Auction ends: October 25, 2015 9:39 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep collar or dress front of Brussels Duchesse. One raised petal rose at the back, the others are flat.  The design of both needle and bobbinlace are standard motifs, nothing very ambitious, and the piece has a slightly thrown-together look. But the form is unusual and nicely handled.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some small holes in the PtdeG mesh.  Occasional loose thread throughout.
Soilage: Yellowing around the neckline.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles, but it’s a bit hard to tell on the manikin.

351553749692   a   Sold for 74.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p33cevh 35 ins antique/vintage Brussels point de gaze lace border
Size: 6″ x 35″
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: October 25, 2015 10:18 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A short border of very precise Point de Gaze. Note the diamond windows and lines in the raised petals of the roses. Also note the very precise work on the edging at the lower border – I’ve always thought these connected picots resemble the horsehair in Alençon.  Some of the design is a little blocky, but it is very well organized with excellent technique. Wish there were more.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Right end might be original, cut on the left side. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites some faint blue marks on the reverse which might be original. Overall color is mid ivory, age darkened.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

331684984884   Sold for £76.10, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/or5k5uq Neat antique/vintage Brussels duchesse and point de gaze lace collar
Size: 20″ neckline, center back depth 3.2″
Starting Price: £18.00
Auction ends: October 25, 2015 10:30 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A small collar of Brussels Duchesse, raised petals in the Point de Gaze roses.  Motifs are small and nicely scaled to the piece. Nice presence to this lace.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites mid ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

231724686835   Sold for £22.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qg2uae7 ANTIQUE DUVELLEROY LACE FAN
Size: 11″ tall, 20″ wide.
Starting Price: £80.00
Auction ends: October 25, 2015 11:11 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller bowlsgolcar, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with Mother of Pearl sticks.  No raised work, and note excellent decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Used sparingly, which is great. An impressive, nicely worked piece.
Provenance: Comes with original Duvelleroy box.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: one stick detached from MOP, another has split in MOP near base.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

171972207384   Sold for £94.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/phks5mk ANTIQUE LACE-EARLY VENETIAN GROS POINT LACE
Size: 3.5″ x (23″, 25″)
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 6:17 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York United States
Comments: Two pieces of the same Gros Point style border. The borders are well sculpted and the thread appears to be linen. However I think this is a later piece, for a collection of reasons. The borders are not typical of early work (note the widely spaced buttonhole stitches, typical of Belgian work), neither is the patterning of the brides with the little ‘islands’ like you see in Bruges work. The little picoted wheel in the center of one of the motifs is not an early design. Some of the fillings are a little too lightly executed.  I’m guessing this is a Belgian piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  ~1900.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller cites a few openings.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

391300030898   $52.00, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/p5nb2of ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1700’s. SUPERB VALENCIENNE LACE
Size: 3.5″ x (23″, 25″)
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 7:12 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York United States
Comments: An early Valenciennes border with 5-hole ground and a variety of fillings, all variations on partridge eye and snowflakes.  Note the extensive use of quatrefoils in the ‘line drawn’ elements of the clothwork, and also in the fillings. I do have some questions about the top edge.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  1730’s
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end.  The top edge looks strange, and some of the motifs look like they are a bit abbreviated, I’m not sure if they were cut. This is because the top edge looks like it was secured with overcasting and there are no closeup photos to tell what is really going on.  Sellera also cites one join, but I’m not sure where it is.
Damage: Occasional pinhole throughout.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light vertical creasing.

391300084425   Sold for $515.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oznqtop ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 1700’s,SUPERB POINT DE SEDAN LACE LAPPET
Size: 4″ x 30″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 7:33 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York United States
Comments: A single lappet of Sedan needlelace (see http://tinyurl.com/bewrwkj for a discussion of Sedan lace). The small motifs with a lot of vertical symmetry are typical of Bérain style of the Louis XIV period, however the presence of the mesh is a bit later in development. The delicacy of the technique of this piece is exceptional.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  1730’s
Condition:
Modifications: No photos of the upper end so can’t comment on the complete condition.
Damage: Occasional pinholes throughout.
Soilage: Isolated brown spots.
Finish: Might be a little light creasing.

10/26/15 – The seller just sent me a photo of the entire lappet.

151856241175   top1   $290.00, 4 bidders, Reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/ohchnhr ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 1800’s. LOVELY FINE MECHLIN LACE
Size: 3″ x 81″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 8:28 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York United States
Comments: A border of Mechlin, good floral design with single sprigs used as ‘esprits’.  Note the woven tallies in the fillings. Also note the areas of half-stitch in the flowers, which I usually take to be an indication of a slightly later piece.
Provenance: none cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: 2 joins. Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller cites some tiny possible repairs near the foot edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: vertical fold creases.

391300152915   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pl95n8e A 38″ (98CM) LENGTH OF MID 18TH CENTURY HONITON BOBBIN LACE
Size: 2.25″ x 38″ (without engrelure)
Starting Price: £65.00
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 11:46 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of early Devon bobbinlace with a combination droschel and bride ground.  Note the almost tape-like quality of the motifs which often form spirals and loop back on the previous path – very typical of this lace. It’s an acquired taste which I like very much. Especially note the raised work against half-stitch ground in a zigzag line – unusual.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Mid 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.  Engrelure extends across one end.
Damage: Some frayed spots, pinholes, separation from engrelure.
Soilage: Some localized brown spotting.
Finish: vertical fold creases.

191719505889   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nf5pdpv A VICTORIAN COTTON LAWN HANDKERCHIEF WITH A HONITON BOBBIN LAC EDGING
Size: 14.25″ square
Starting Price: £25.00
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 11:46 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton guipure handkerchief. Some elements recall snails/slugs style, but it is definitely breaking out of that mode.   For example, note the woven tally leadworks in the ‘turkey tail’-like elements around the edge. Some of the motifs are very open, which is unusual. And there’s some innovative raised work on a few leaves.  Square-mesh picoted brides, slightly irregular. The attachment to the center cloth is rather clumsily executed.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Mid 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites one very light age mark.
Finish: Light fold creases, some wrinkling in the center cloth.

191718196280   Sold for £83.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p7nge7d Narrow tie or lappets of 18th C. Valenciennes lace Val and snow grounds
Size: ~32″ x 1.75″
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 1:31 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: This piece is a good example of how a border (usually of the Louis XV type design) can be joined along the foot edge to increase the width of the piece.  Sometimes lappets were made this way. The original Valenciennes border has a round-hole mesh also has some snowflake fillings, fairly simple overall design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Mid 18th c, modified in the 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Lengthwise join and assembly is a modification. Picoted border looks like a later addition.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Might be a repair about half-way up on the outer edge of the right hand end in the photo below, or it might just be a trick of the light.
Soilage: Ivory white color.
Finish: No obvious creases, a little light wrinkling (minor).

131632487881   Sold for $94.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qdpdxxs Museum Quality Antique Point De Gaze Point De Rose Bruge Needle Lace
Size: 8.5″ x 16″
Starting Price: $150.00
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 6:19 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ladybirdsnest, Phoenix, Oregon, United States
Comments: A fragment of a fairly wide Point de Gaze flounce, no raised work. Excellent romantic floral design, and I especially like the 8-lobed floral decorative ‘mode’ fillings – beautifully executed. There is also a curious combination of very plain, un-ornamented clothwork in some of the flowers, and more complex definition with a different filling stitch in others. Wish there were more of this.
Provenance: Seller purchased it in Bruges in a small shop in 1986.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends engrelure added.
Damage: Seller cites 3 small holes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

391298753177   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ocgort5 Antique Handmade Brussels Point de Gaze Duchess Lace Wedding  Handkerchief as is
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: October 27, 2015 8:35 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mctiques, Winterport, Maine, United States
Comments: A higher-end market Point de Gaze handkerchief, no raised work.  I especially like the little squares containing single rings around the inner border.  See comments below.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Extensive damage mostly to the mesh.  The majority of the clothwork looks in good shape. Question is, can something like this be repaired?  Yes – if you can find the proper thread, and if you know how to do a perfect Point de Gaze mesh stitch (with the correct hand position), and, if you understand how this piece was made so that the replacement mesh can integrate perfectly with the motifs.  I’m teaching a class in needlelace practicum at IOLI next year – a full week long every hour of the day used, and we are going to go into this exact question.  I’ve seen repairs that if you didn’t know they were there, look exactly original. Most repairs however, are very obvious.  As lacemakers, we need to do better.
Soilage: Looks a little beige in color.
Finish: Vertical and faint horizontal fold creases.  A little wrinkled in the cloth.

391299258834   Sold for $74.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p62csgg Fragment antique/vintage Brussels bobbin applique lace flounce
Size: 16″ x 42″
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: October 27, 2015 10:04 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A wide border of bobbinlace applique on machine net. There are a few needle-made knots used as fillings, but not much. Romantic floral design,a little sparse,  more a middle-market product.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites soft old white color. Also says it has been laundered but gives no details on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases, slight wrinkling.

331686642252   Sold for £64.00, 11 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qhpebzq Antique Point de Gaze Lace Trim 160 Inches x 4 1/2 Estate Find Comes with Letter
Size: 4.5″ x 160″
Starting Price: $20.00
Auction ends: October 27, 2015 5:42 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mrpete2005, Willington, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A border of bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Good small motifs, fairly simple, conventional design.
Provenance: There is an accompanying letter, but hard to interpret.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: I think both ends are cut.
Damage: The engrelure is a little rough in places, but the main lace looks OK. However many of the photos are fuzzy and there are not many closeups.  Occasional stray thread.
Soilage: Looks brown in color with occasional dark brown spot.
Finish: Vertical fold creases, a little wrinkling along the header edge.

281834313047   Sold for $59.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p54yses Antique/vintage Brussels Point de Gaze lace bertha
Size: Note given.
Starting Price: £60.00
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 10:23 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze bertha with raised petal roses both along the center of the collar and on the outside edge.  Two types of decorative ‘mode’ fillings in the strapwork and oval cartouches, also some raised rings along leaf veining on the outer edge.  A typical example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites ‘small darns and tiny holes’ to the mesh. The repair appears to be alongside the center front neckline.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

231726542889   Sold for £132.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/puklufs MAGNIFIQUE dentelle ancienne de Alençon point gaze volant broderie no lavée 1
http://tinyurl.com/ooee6z5 MAGNIFIQUE dentelle ancienne de Alençon point gaze volant broderie no lavée 4
Size: 8 cm x 2.9 m, 8 cm x 2 m
Starting Price: 15.00 EUR on both.
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 10:25 AM, October 28, 2015 10:32 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lachantal, Alençon, France
Comments: I’ll put these two together since they are similar.  Both are Alençon borders, the first with either Brides tortilée or bouclée – no closeups to really be able to tell for certain. It’s a Herren Alençon type, often used for men’s ruffled cuffs.  It’s a simple design, not many fillings, with a réseau fin filled in along the lower border. Also, not a lot of picots and no horsehair that I can see, making me think of Argentan.
The second piece is a similar type meant to be ruffled, but with réseau fin throughout. The design is lighter due to the mare floral design, and the stitch used in the clothwork, which is also a sign of 19th c work.
I don’t ever recall having a seller from Alençon selling Alençon lace on Ebay.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  1st, 4th quarter 18th c, 2nd, early 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller doesn’t comment much on condition, but the first one looks well intact from the photos.  The second one has some pulls and repairs to the réseau.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell the exact color.
Finish: Second one is a bit wrinkled.

171975614137   181909359314
Sold for 183.00 EUR, 7 bidders.
Sold for 130.00 EUR, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o53mwh2 MAGNIFIQUE dentelle ancienne de Alençon point gaze volant broderie no lavée 3
Size: 12 cm x 2.8 m
Starting Price: 15.00 EUR
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 10:30 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lachantal, Alençon, France
Comments: A border of Alençon, with a much more romantic 2nd empire floral design than the previous items by this seller.  Looks like some blue dye remains on the backside in places, probably from the original pattern.  Good decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  I don’t see any horsehair in the picots, but not enough closeups to get a really good look.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  mid 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.  Engrelure added.
Damage: Mesh appears in good shape, but not many photos to fully assess any damage. Seller cites some ‘petits trous’, but says that about all the listed laces.
Soilage: Looks clean – hard to tell the exact color.
Finish: Wrinkling throughout.

181909357513   Sold for 402.00 EUR, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qf44f8y 92 ins antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse lace border
Size: 4.5″ x 92″
Starting Price: £35.00
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 10:37 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A long border of Duchesse de Bruges – meaning no needlelace additions. Conventional motifs, irregular picoted brides.  Quite a pleasing arrangement, and I especially like the raised work on the half-stitch strapwork along the border.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites pale ivory color.
Finish: Some of the raised work a bit wrinkled, minor.

331687678721   Sold for 146.00 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o9zwe7y Fragment beautiful antique/vintage Point d’Angleterre lace border
Size: 49″ x 23.5″
Starting Price: £30.00
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 10:52 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A high-end market fragment of a Point d’Angleterre border. Excellent design, the fillings are well done and innovative, and note the little raised centers in some of the flowers. Very precise technique in the bobbinlace motifs.   Note also the needlelace lines attached to the ‘bar’ fillings which extend of a large area.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Pulls and small holes/pinholes and repairs to the Point de Gaze ground.
Soilage: Seller cites age darkened mid cream color.  Some localized brown spotting.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331687688431   Sold for £87.50, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/obyrhaf neat antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse lace collar
Size: 29″ neckline, 4″ back depth
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 11:03 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges collar.  Note the islands in the irregular picoted brides, which you often see in Bruges work. Good raised work on half-stitch background in the flowers.  These are for the most part not typical Duchesse motifs, more in the Ghent style, and quite well done.  No needlelace accents. Good treatment along the neckline with the single woven tally in the arches, this mirrors the filling in the flowers quite nicely.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, maybe a little beige in color?
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231727606822   Sold for £25.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pyeegbo 19th C. handmade Irish Youghal needle lace collar COLLECTOR STUDY PIECE Fashion
Size: 13″ neckline, ~2.75″ deep
Starting Price: $158.00
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 4:21 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A small Youghal collar. The seller wrote a book on Youghal, and has a good discussion of this lace.  This particular piece has a good design, but the technique is a bit off. Note especially the extra heavy cordonnet, whose attachment seems a little odd. And the picoted buttonholed mesh looks sloppy.  I’m wondering if this is a later piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131634531148   Sold for $158.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pm93ryz RARE QUALITY BURANO COLLAR LACE
Size: 76″ long, 1.4″ center depth
Starting Price: $750.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 10:13 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller elias*123, Boro, Italy
Comments: A long collar of Burano – floral border all around with small sprigs used as esprits.  Good elegant design.
I get a lot of information from WordPress, which I use for LaceNews, including Internet searches that lead to this blog. One of the questions asked was ‘how rare is Burano lace?’.  I think I can answer that, since I keep very careful records of all the lace on Ebay (only about a third of those pieces actually make it to the Ebay Alerts). Of the 11,013 pieces that I’ve recorded since LaceNews started, only 58 were Burano. Compare that to 877 Point de Gaze pieces, and 900 Duchesse de Bruxelles, 832 Maltese, 830 bobbin and needle applique on machine net, 775 Honiton, 682 Duchesse de Bruges and Bloemwerk, then 416 for Chantilly. And so on.  I guess that answers that question.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few small red spots.
Finish: Might be a fold crease in the center.

272000974662   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/obkhc6f Neat antique/vintage Brussels point de gaze lace collar
Size: 14.5″ neckline, 3.5″ center back depth.
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 10:58 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Point de Gaze, no raised work. Note the widely spaced looped picots around the outside edge, sign of a particular manufacturer.  The design is simple and light with knots and rings used as decorative ‘mode fillings, sometimes as lines, sometimes filling the centers of flowers.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few red spots on the outer edge.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331688546510   Sold for £49.75, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p4q54va Antique/vintage 19th century Irish crochet lace cap
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 11:03 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A fallcap of Irish Crochet.  Small, precise motifs many in a Gros Point style.  Good raised work around some motifs and as well as picoted rings. I think the picots are crocheted loops.  No symmetry to the design – it looks a bit thrown together. But the technique is quite interesting – very tightly worked.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites age darkened mid ivory.  Occasional dark red spot.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231728623129   Sold for £32.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ntuegaf “FAB” Irish Crochet Collar
Size:
16″ neckline, 46″ bottom edge, 5.5″ deep.
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 11:15 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jmlinens, Woodland Hills, California, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar with large motifs. The design is symmetric down the center.  Picots might be Clones knots, I’m not certain.  The motifs are tightly woven with shamrocks, pinwheels, various flowers.  The motifs are a bit large, but it seems to work well in the design.
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.

281835926940   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qappczl RARE EVENTAIL 19è DENTELLE AIGUILLE NACRE SCULPTEE 19thC NEEDLE LACE fan Fächer ventaglio
Size:
27.5 cm long
Starting Price: 249.00 EUR
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 1:40 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, PARIS, France
Comments: A fan of Bobbin and Needlelace applique on machine net, with Mother of Pearl carved sticks. Well designed, with an elaborate monogram in the center. Extensive use of lines of rings as fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Appears to be one stick missing on the left, and the guardstick perhaps replaced? The lace has been shortened somehow to fit – unclear if it was cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

111804169214   Sold for 249.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/njzg5ss EVENTAIL 19ème DENTELLE AIGUILLE NACRE 19thC NEEDLE LACE fan Fächer ventaglio
Size:
21.5 cm long
Starting Price: 199.00 EUR
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 1:41 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, PARIS, France
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with Mother of Pearl sticks. No raised work other than some heavy rings in flower centers.  Good design of garlands, rather light in effect.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Lace looks a little beige.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

111804170101   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pbvtv9y GRAND EVENTAIL 19ème DENTELLE FUSEAUX BRUGES 19thC NEEDLE LACE fan Fächer ventaglio
Size:
32 cm long
Starting Price: 249.00 EUR
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 1:52 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, PARIS, France
Comments: A fan of Duchesse de Bruges with Mother of Pearl sticks.  The lace is well done and has the closely woven appearance of Ghent work.  Roughly square picoted brides, and woven tally squares used as flower fillings. There’s a little raised work on halfstitch ground in some of the scrolls.  The backlit photos are great.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some brown spotting, often near attachments to the sticks.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

111804178183   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/q36cg28 LARGE FRENCH 19THC BERTHE/COLLAR IRISH HANDMADE CROCHET LACE FLOWER LABYRINTH
Size:
57″ outer edge, 11″ deep
Starting Price: $99.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 31, 2015 6:00 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller seltmeister, simmerath, Germany
Comments: A deep collar of Irish Crochet.  Note the 3-part ‘pinwheel clusters of flowers so typical of this lace. It has a limited number of moths – including the ‘snowflake design of raised rings.  Raised rings also used in flower centers. Picots look like crocheted loops.  I think this is Irish work.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

111786378201    Unsold.

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