Ebay Alerts! Twenty items – November 1, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/nljq5kn Glorious ANTIQUE Rosepoint Point de Gaze LACE Trim 64×4 3/4″ Excellent Condition
Size: 4-3/4″ x 64″
Starting Price: $125.00, $195.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: November 1, 2015 9:45 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze border with simple single raised petal roses. Conventional design, nicely executed. The decorative ‘mode’ fillings are used in flower centers – typical half wheel in the roses, full wheel in other flowers.  A good example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a few faint small spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291598883396   Sold for $125.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/oqs9vg3 Antique/vintage Brussels Point de Gaze lace ‘necklace’
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: £50.00
Auction ends: November 1, 2015, 10:36 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze ‘necklace’, see the Ebay Alerts of Feb 8, 2015 http://tinyurl.com/klffxvg for a discussion of this form. Good precise work with some unusual decorative ‘mode’ elements used as raised buds. Note the widely spaced looped picots along the edges, sign of a better, but unknown manufacturer.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331691125817   Sold for £273.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/omxg5kz Antique/vintage 18th century bobbin lace lappet
Size: 24.8″ x 4.8″ to 4″
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: November 1, 2015, 11:15 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A single lappet of Brussels bobbinlace with bride ground, early 18th c. This is a beautiful design, excellent technique.  The variation on snowflake fillings is especially interesting.  Good piece to study to see how the lacemaker occasionally varied mirror elements on the right and left hand sides of the piece.  A high end market piece in it’s time.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  These are usually dated 1720’s – 30’s, probably ~1730 or slightly later on this one because of the rounded end.
Condition:
Modifications: None. Wish the matching one was there, these always came in pairs.
Damage: Occasional edge separation, broken brides, pinholes and slightly worn spot. Pretty minor. Seller cites some minor repairs.
Soilage: Age darkened ecru color.  Localized small brown spots.  Don’t try to wash this yourself! I can recommend an excellent person for cleaning.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231731625341   Sold for £430.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o9at48l Gorgeous Antique Brussels Point de Gaze Lace & Mother of Pearl Fan Eventail
Size: 18″ wide, 9.5″ long
Starting Price: £92.00
Auction ends: November 1, 2015, 12:00 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse fan with plain Mother of Pearl sticks. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze insert, these petals have some diamond window work.  Conventional Duchesse with a little raised work on half-stitch background in the strapwork.  The Point de Gaze motifs are a little more naturalistic than usually found.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: I think there might be some repair in the PtdG mesh, lower left quadrant. One broken and repaired stick.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

281838757161   Sold for £95.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ofvqx72 Antique Vintage Irish Crochet Shawl / Capelet
Size: 11″ deep at back, 30″ long on sides laid flat.
Starting Price: $39.00
Auction ends: November 1, 2015, 6:00 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: A large, deep collar of Irish Crochet edged with a narrow Rose of Sharon border. There are several styles in this piece, a small wheel design near the neckline, Clones knots in the ground toward the edge.  Note the figural basket, and tightly woven larger motifs. It all looks a bit of a mishmash in design when put together, especially since the flower basket will be upside down when worn.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles – but doesn’t lie exactly flat. That might just be for the photo.

262107064277   Sold for $138.50, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/orlf5a3 Antique handmade Brussels mixed duchesse lace point de gaze lace cuffs
Size: 7 cm x 24 cm each
Starting Price: £24.00
Auction ends: November 2, 2015, 12:14 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, UNited Kingdom
Comments: Matching cuffs of Brussels Duchesse with a raised double petal rose in each Point de gaze insert.  Note the rows of small buds at the top of each with raised ring centers.  The flowers in the lower corners in the photos are fairly elaborate, well done.  Unpicoted irregular brides.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some small holes in the PtdG mesh.  Occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites “antique white” color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

161870651659   Sold for £33.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qxmfz7h Antique handmade Brussels point de gaze lace collar and cuffs
Size: cuffs:  4 cm x 17 cm.  collar: 35cm neckline, 4 cm deep.
Starting Price: £19.00
Auction ends: November 2, 2015, 12:23 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: Matching Point de Gaze collar and cuff set, no raised work.  Unusual to find small pieces like this still together.  The design is a bit architectural, and note the unusual grid-like fillings in regular patterns.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One area of separation at the end of one cuff.  Pinholes throughout the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites “antique cream” color. Might be a little red spot near center outer edge of the collar.
Finish: A little minor creasing on collar corners.

151863506620   Sold for £30.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nw6ack2 Antique Vintage Irish Crochet Collar and Cuffs
Size: cuffs: 5″ x 11″, collar 6.5″ back depth, 21″ long on each side laid flat.
Starting Price: $25.00
Auction ends: November 2, 2015, 6:00 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: Matching Irish Crochet collar and cuffs. The crispness of the work, the complexity of the grounds, and the typical ‘chrysanthemum’ floral elements, and the padded ‘ball’ elements probably indicate a French product.
Date:  ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some edge breakage on the cuffs.
Soilage: A few localized red spots, minor.
Finish: A little wrinkling on some raised motifs, to be expected with this technique.

252138534140   252138534140a   Sold for $172.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nvavs95 Large antique/vintage Brussels point de gaze lace fan leaf – damaged
Size: 26″ wide, 7.5″ deep.
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: November 3, 2015, 11:12 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A fan leaf of Point de Gaze with raised petal roses. A high end market product with extensive and well done decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  2nd Empire romantic florals, although I always wonder how well a fan actually works with the raised petal roses.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Extensive small holes and repairs to the mesh (some machine tulle substitutions).
Soilage: Might be a slightly cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231733646255   Sold for £148.00, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qh4aqou ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 1700’s,FINE MECHLIN LACE BORDER
http://tinyurl.com/o7jojue ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 1740’s, MECHLIN LACE
Size:
first- second- 3″ x 15.5″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve on both.
Auction ends: November 3, 2015, 12:52 PM PST
November 3, 2015, 1:13 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: Here are two excellent 18th c Mechlin borders from the same seller, so I’ll do them together. The first has the undulating trail typical of Louis XV work, with an extensive partridge eye round.   Quatrefoil, circular and bar fillings are also used. Quite an impressive piece.  The second has the same flavor of design, but with fond de glace.  Note the quatrefoils in the fillings, along with an innovative set of other filling stitches. As far as design goes I’d give it to the first one because of the more naturalistic flower.  The second one has excellent technique, but the motifs are tending toward the blockiness that you often see in developing in Mechlin.
Date:  1st ~1730’s, 2nd 1740’s.
Condition:
Modifications: first – cut one end, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
second – cut one end, can’t see the other end. Picot edge added later.
Damage: first:  nothing really obvious.  second:  frayed and cut food edge, holes and pinholes in the mesh, less so in the toilé.
Soilage: Small localized brown spots on both.
Finish: First one has some light irregular creasing. Second one has vertical fold creaes.

391306948938   151867386660
Sold for $455.00, 3 bidders.
Sold for $390.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o7md4zh ANTIQUE LACE- ORNATE ROSALINE LACE
Size: 4″ x 26″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: November 3, 2015, 12:58 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A short length of Rosaline Perlé, and I think the perls are needle-made.  Note the unusual plaited border on the lower edge and up one side. Good floral design. I am a bit confused by the upper edge treatment, and I can’t see the other end. I wonder if this was adapted into a collar.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks original, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘original cream patina’.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151867372807   Sold for $127.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qhvjahh ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 1650’s,RARE FLEMISH BOBBIN LACE BORDER
Size: ~2.5″ x 44″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: November 3, 2015, 1:45 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A length of Flemish bobbinlace, probably from the Antwerp area, made for the Dutch market. This straight edge ‘cloud’ pattern was often used on bonnets in the low countries, and with the ‘kat stitch’ ground, has a lot of similarity with pottenkant laces.Because of this kind of trimming use they normally don’t survive in long lengths.  Only two other examples have come up on Ebay since I started keeping records in August 2010.  You would be surprised at how delicate the work actually is.
Date:  3rd quarter 17th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘original cream patina’.
Finish: I think I see some light vertical creasing.

151867426971   $500.00, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/ocj2otr ANTIQUE LACE-SUPERB FRENCH NEEDLE LACE INSERTION
Size: ~4.25″ square
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: November 3, 2015, 3:07 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: I’m going to hazard a guess that this is French Point Colbert, which developed in Bayeux in 1855 by M. Auguste Lefébure. It bears some resemblance to Alençon in the use of the mesh ground.  I’m sure many of the Venise-type laces appearing on Ebay are PC, however we don’t have much technical information on how they were made, so a lot is mis-attributed. The design in this piece is interesting, and the technique quite precise.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘original cream patina’.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

391307038717   Sold for $142.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pl6nsnb 29 ins antique/vintage 18th c Alencon needle lace
Size: 4.75″ x 29″
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: November 4, 2015, 10:13 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Alençon with réseau fin. Some good decorative ‘mode’ fillings, not too varied in type. The toilé has a more open stitch typical of later 19th c work. Romantic floral design, tending toward naturalism.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, engrelure added.
Damage: Pinholes and small repairs in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites “antique white” color, and thinks it was laundered at some point.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231734548802   Sold for £216.18, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p8e9r5h EXQUISITE UNUSED 19th CENTURY FRENCH BOBBIN LACE HANDKERCHIEF EDGING, LE PUY
Size: 11.5″ square
Starting Price: £4.99
Auction ends: November 4, 2015, 12:24 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller vanye90, UK, United Kingdom
Comments: This is part of the collection of lace samples from the Craponne regions that I wrote about in last week’s Ebay alerts. It is a Lille-type point ground handkerchief edge. I don’t know anything that would tie this particular piece to that area, it could have been made in many places.  Good floral design incorporating some half-stitch in the flowers, and the 6-pointed star filling so typical of Spain. It does look like the thread is linen, which is unusual.
Date:  1st quarter 20th c
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

401020028806   Sold for £12.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oqfg54f Antique Italian Point Venise Needle Lace Tablecloth LOVERS DRAGONS GRIFFINS DEER
Size: 72″ x 104″
Starting Price: $2,400 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: November 4, 2015, 5:22 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller things*most*delightful, Sacremento, California, United States
Comments: What is interesting about this Venise needlelace table cover is not only the figural work, but that the three-part flower heads are exactly the same as Cantu lace, but done in needlelace. So I’m going to guess that it is Italian.
Date:  1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken brides.
Soilage: Seller says it has been ‘carefully hand laundered’. Seller notes some difference in color in the threads.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141793676039   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/pnpdxns * antique victorian Chantilly silk lace fichu shawl handmade
Size: 67″ x 47″
Starting Price: $130.00
Auction ends: November 6, 2015, 5:22 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: A Chantilly mantilla form scarf, or perhaps a shawl where one edge can fold back over the other. The form is a little unusual.  Romantic florals, no ombré shading. Interesting series of circular medallions around all edges.
Date:  2nd half of the 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Three racroc splits, 2 racroc splits repaired, pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

401017935561   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pbw9qfj antique black silk bobbin lace fichu collar capelet
Size: 14″ back depth.  28″ across at shoulder level.
Starting Price: $130.00
Auction ends: November 6, 2015, 10:35 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: Interesting deep collar of black silk guipure, which might be Le Puy given the motifs done against half-stitch ground. Double picoted brides along the edges. There’s an unusual pattern of crosses and 6-pointed star fillings in the center. Actually, this reminds me of some large black silk Spanish pieces I have in my collection (especially with the fringe around the central part, so that could also be the source.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a few flaws which I can’t find in the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

401004032598   Sold for $60.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/p2kuu5p voile dentelle ancienne Bruges applique tulle antique Brussels lace veil bridal
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: 75.00 EUR
Auction ends: November 6, 2015, 11:48 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: Semicircular bonnet veil of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Quite deep decorative border with small buds used as esprits. The motifs are delicately worked, with some needle-made knots used as fillings in various patterns.  A good example of this form.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkling along the top edge.

401020015302   Sold for 75.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

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