Ebay Alerts! Forty-four items – December 6, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/hceovgj UNE ANCIENNE DENTELLE DE BRUXELLES /POINT DE GAZE : 95cm x 20cm
Size: 20 cm x 95 cm
Starting Price: 9.90 EUR
Auction ends: December 6, 2015, 2015, 6:11 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ninou21patch, FRANCE
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net.  A moderately wide piece with elaborate 2nd Empire romantic floral design. Note the careful work on the esprits throughout the ground. The needlelace is confined to flower heads and a few swags near the lower border filled with simple knot ‘mode’ fillings.  Occasional ring ‘mode’, but nothing complex.  Overall quite a nice effect, wish there were more.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Small holes and pulls in the mesh. Some repair to the tulle, looks like it might be original.
Soilage: A few localized brown spots.
Finish: ‘Creasing throughout, some vertical folds.

371498686015   Sold for 37.29 EUR, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jjdtn6o FANTASTIC FRENCH 19THC BERTHE/COLLAR IRISH HANDMADE CROCHET LACE CREAM COLORED
Size: 36″ outside circumference.  6″ deep.
Starting Price: $49.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: December 6, 2015, 2015, 6:13 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller seltmeister, simmerath, Germany
Comments: A collar of Irish Crochet with what I like to call ‘snowflake’ medallions.  These heavily padded rings form a snowflake or flower with 7 outer rings. The heavy padding is also used in rings in other medallion/flower centers.  Picoted square mesh, I think the picots are chained loops.  Good tight design with long points to the collar.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: later 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: I see one broken mesh, minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: I think there’s a horizontal fold creases through the circular part of the collar.

121808398455   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/hym5xvp An Antique Lace Cloth Or Handkerchief Very Detailed
Size: 38cm square
Starting Price: £80.00
Auction ends: December 6, 2015, 2015, 10:02 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller rubysshed, Leighton buzzard, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Fairly simple floral design effectively arranged. The motifs are delicately made – I especially like the sprigs coming off the band of pearls along the outside border. Grids of needle-made knots and some small rings are the only decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  A nice example of this lace in the handkerchief form.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: later 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: No obvious damage from the photos, I though I had a pinhole or two spotted, hard to tell.
Soilage: This is photographed on a brown background, but I think I see some faint red spots in the lace.
Finish: Some small vertical creases along the lower edge.

221954479615   Sold for £82.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/h82yxpg A Charming Antique Honiton Lace Stole in Original Box C.1880/90
Size: 48 cm x 132 cm
Starting Price: £52.00
Auction ends: December 6, 2015, 2015, 10:30 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: I think this might be a bonnet veil of Honiton applique on machine net. There is no photo of the whole thing laid flat, but there is a closeup of an edge that looks like a typical bonnet veil band meant to thread a ribbon through. The Honiton is snails/slugs style, difficult to access the pattern the way it is presented in the listing.
The box is a very rare survivor, I don’t recall seeing one before.
Provenance: Presumably from A. Blackborne, South Audley Street (London) lace manufacturer.  “A” could be for Anthony or his son Arthur. Their shop lace stock is now in the Bowes Museum, given in 2006, with other pieces also spread among various museums.  This is a famous name among English lace dealers.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None, I presume.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the tulle. A short separation from the ‘ribbon’ edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Seems to have been kept in tissue in the original box.

311495771846   Sold for £52.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jgrxpgu Antique/vintage Honiton lace motif – bird and berries – Mrs Treadwin?
http://tinyurl.com/pl93h3n 3 antique/vintage Honiton lace butterflies – Mrs Treadwin?
http://tinyurl.com/jlzmpp3 Antique/vintage Honiton lace motif – viola and leaves – Mrs Treadwin?
http://tinyurl.com/op5txoq 4 antique/vintage Honiton lace butterflies – Mrs Treadwin?
http://tinyurl.com/hpfc2ak Antique/vintage Honiton lace motif – flower spray- Mrs Treadwin?
Size: motifs:  #1 – 2.2″ x 2.2″.  #2 – 1.9″ x 2.2″, 1.1″ x 1.1″, 1.2″ x 1.2″.
#3 – 3″ x 2.8″.  #4 – 2.1″ x 0.5″, 1″ x 0.5″, 0.75″ x 0.5″, 0.75″ x 0.5″.
#5 – not given.
Starting Price: all £20.00
Auction ends: December 6, 2015, 2015, 11 AM PST
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Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Unmounted Honiton motifs come up for sale more than you might think. These are all well out of the snails/slugs mode, and demonstrate excellent technique and design.  They are all for a garden scene, and were probably meant to applique on machine net.  Beautiful work. Someone should write a pattern book on these someday.
I wonder why so many of these were put on blue paper, was it part of the manufacturing process?
Provenance: These are all sophisticated motifs, but difficult to attribute to any specific maker.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: They all look clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles, attaching to blue paper has helped survival.  The papers themselves are in a variety of conditions.

331720372048   Sold for £187.80, 2 bidders.
231769867421   Sold for £90.00, 5 bidders
331721372736  Sold for 36.00, 3 bidders.
331721375589   Sold for 157.00, 5 bidders.

331722289378   Sold for £26.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nu484yv A Beautiful Antique Brussels Lace Bertha collar & Cuffs
Size: cuffs, 8 cm x 21 cm.  frontpiece, 48 cm x 51 cm laid flat.
Starting Price: £58.00
Auction ends: December 6, 2015, 2015, 11:15 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A frontpiece or collar of Duchesse de Bruges with a pair of cuffs.  The cuffs don’t appear to match the frontpiece, but both are in the same basic style. Conventional motifs, with a very dense pattern.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Some staining along the neckline of the frontpiece.
Finish: Some vertical fold creases in the frontpiece.

311497158120   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/j8pczb8 Unusual handmade vintage IRISH CROCHET – wearable collector’s study piece
Size: ~33-34″ on the inside edge, ~10″ deep center back.
Starting Price: $29.00
Auction ends: December 6, 2015, 2015, 11:15 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: An unusual Irish Crochet collar, or perhaps a headpiece as the seller notes. The motifs are fairly simple, 5 petaled rose and leaves that do look a little like tape lace. But the ground is quite unusual – it’s a square mesh with a picot loop set in one corner of each square. This gives the lace a very dense appearance, and the work tends to bunch up a bit along the edges. There is a little raised work of freely hanging narrow leaves in some motifs, almost like what they do in France.
To me it’s an acquired taste.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a ‘pearl white’ color with some minor staining.
Finish: Doesn’t lie quite flat (minor).

141840830538   Sold for $33.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zgymk7h C. 1800 Handmade Bruges Bobbin Lace Cloth 31″x32″ possible Ecclesiastical
Size: 31″ x 32″
Starting Price: $899.00, $1,200.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: December 6, 2015, 2015, 5:23 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller prairiegrasscollectibles, Springfield, Illinois, United States
Comments: A square of Brussels bobbinlace with brides, in the style of the 1730’s. Maybe a little loosely woven.  It has been made up of 4 separate sections of the same border, these run vertically in the thumbnail below. If you divide the piece in two vertically, the sections have been turned so that the piece is kind of a mirror image around that line. I believe that the top and bottom edges in the thumbnail have new picot edges added, although there aren’t enough closeups of these areas to really tell what is going on.  The design is of feathery scrolling leaves, and the basic pattern is intact. Not sure how much has been cut off the top edges of the original flounce.
Provenance: From an Augusta Auctions sale, doesn’t say which one.
Date: ~1730’s
Condition:
Modifications: An assembled piece.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

252191726802   Sold for $1,000.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nqjpbn6 Antique handworked Maltese Silk Cream Lace Collar & Lappets
Size: Not given
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: December 7, 2015, 2015, 2:43 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller 50bathview, Bath, Avon, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese frontpiece and cuff set.  The collar looks a bit abruptly terminated at the ends, but it doesn’t look cut. The collar and cuffs apper to match.  Note the very dense background of woven leaves with the Maltese crosses for once, taking second place in the design.  Interesting set.
Provenance: Listing says ‘hand made by my great grandparent’.  Hopefully that person came from Malta or Gozo.
Date: 1st half 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Some light isolated brown stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

262168460990   Sold for £20.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/h8u4bwv Brussels rose point de gaze bertha collar, c 1900
Size: laid flat 11.5″ inner diameter, 22″ outer diameter
Starting Price: £65.00
Auction ends: December 7, 2015, 2015, 11:00 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller 999dogtoby, Bath, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze bertha with raised petal roses.  Nicely flowing design, not as crowded and fussy as you sometimes see.  The decorative ‘mode’ fillings are simple, only one type used in the swag-work near the outer edge.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Late 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the mesh, especially near the neckline.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291628129837   Sold for £67.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zbgn9f9 Brussels Rose point de gaze needlepoint collar
Size: laid flat, 13″ x 9.25″
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: December 7, 2015, 2015, 11:30 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller 999dogtoby, Bath, United Kingdom
Comments: A neat little collar of Point de Gaze with raised petal roses. Seems to be a choker collar, and there were probably matching pieces that went with it originally. No elaborate ‘mode’ fillings, other than the usual semicircles in the rose centers.  Nice design, with good, precise work.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Late 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291628137715   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/jr689ez ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 18THC. MECHLIN LACE LAPPET
Size: 90″ x 3.5″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: December 7, 2015, 2015, 11:54 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: Joined bobbinlace lappets, Brussels pieced motifs with droschel ground. The technique is good, with some interesting fillings. But the design is not very sophisticated.  I’m wondering if these are English pieces, although the technique looks more Flemish.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: mid 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: No photos of the join so hard to say what the condition of the tops of the lappets is.  Picoted edge is a 19th c. addition.
Damage: Mesh has a lot of pulls and repairs.  Some fillings have holes, and it looks like some attempt to repair fillings was made with needlelace mesh stitches.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Horizontal fold creases.

391333983047   $45.00, 1 bidder, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/pqgmwdv A VICTORIAN BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR WITH TRIPLE RAISED ROSES
Size: 17″ neckline, 3″ deep center back, with 11.5″ front points.
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: December 7, 2015, 2015, 12:36 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar with long front points of Point de Gaze.  The raised petal roses (3 layers in places) are quite interesting, with many small petals. This is a good example of how the petal structure is supported by a coarse base mesh. Note the large medallions of decorative “mode” fillings. I like the way the design flows down the points. At the back it’s a bit more conventional.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: mid 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: No photos of the join so hard to say what the condition of the tops of the lappets is.  Picoted edge is a 19th c. addition.
Damage: Several repairs to the mesh, in some places it looks replaced. Mainly done at the back of the neck.
Soilage: Looks clean, maybe a little beige in color.
Finish: Hard to tell but there might be a fold crease at the back of the neck.

191748344189   Sold for £43.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jjrnse3 Point de Gaze antique Tambour tulle net embroidered lace BUCKS 1 YARDS +13″
Size: 2.5″ x 1 yard 13″
Starting Price: $16.99
Auction ends: December 7, 2015, 2015, 2:51 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller the.lace.place, Spokane, Washington, United States
Comments: This is a difficult one to access, the photos are fuzzy.  I think it might late 18th c Burano, but I can’t see the cordonnet clearly.  Might be Alençon, however it looks a bit too plain for that, and I can’t tell if the cordonnet is buttonholed or overcast.  The fillings are also a little sloppy.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: late 18th early 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: I think the ends are cut, but have been finished with similar needlelace work.  Engrelure added.
Damage: General wear overall with a few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean, maybe a little beige in color.
Finish: Some light vertical fold creases.

331721506274   Sold for $21.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hpbrkyx Briggs Patent No 2 Wheel for Teneriffe Lae made of brass lacemaking crafts
Size: 3.5″ long
Starting Price: £10.00
Auction ends: December 7, 2015, 2015, 2:51 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller boltsdadnick12, camelford, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Comments: You see Brigg Teneriffe lace wheels advertised in the Manchester School of Embroidery magazine, issues no. 35, 1912.  The US patent is dated Dec 31, 1901 in the name of Ada Sykes Dixon, and was later assigned to the William Briggs company in Manchester. (there is an Ada S. Davies who lectured in embroidery at the Manchester School of Needlework, unsure if this is the same Ada who held the patent.)
There was a round one, and this ‘bow tie’ one, made in brass, aluminum, and something that looks like tortoiseshell.  These forms are meant to be attached to a small cushion (also sold by the same company – I have one in my collection) with pins through the holes, and the threads were wound around the pins. You could make three different forms with the ‘bow tie’ one.
The brass ‘bow tie’ form is fairly rare.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1900
Condition:
Modifications:None.
Damage: A little scratched, not bad.  No photo of the backside.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Slight patina.

221956074024   Sold for £45.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o9lk5z4 Antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse lace collar/dress front
Size: 18″ neckline, neck to front edge, 11″
Starting Price: £15.00
Auction ends: December 8, 2015, 2015, 10:28 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Bruges Bloemwerk collar with roughly square picoted brides.  Good tight weaving weaving, and a nice presence to the design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications:None.
Damage: A little frayed along the neckline.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘antique white colour’.  Occasional tiny red spot.
Finish: Might be a soft fold line at the back of the neck.

331722291620   Sold for £15.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/he5yomz 78 ins antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse lace border – rose and leaf
Size: 1./7″ x 78″
Starting Price: £25.00
Auction ends: December 8, 2015, 2015, 10:42 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A long Duchesse de Bruges border.   Short repeat of one flower and some leaves and a tendril.  Irregular picoted brides.  Single woven tally fillings, and this pushes it a bit to the Bloemwerk side.  Note the integrated bobbin-made ‘engrelure’.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Late 19th early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t tell on the other end.
Damage: Seller cites an occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘pale ivory colour’.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231770936067   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ncybc73 Antique/vintage Carrickmacross lace collar
Size: 35″ neckline, back depth 6″
Starting Price: £65.00
Auction ends: December 8, 2015, 2015, 10:52 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Carrickmacross applique on machine net.  Impressive design and technique.  Note the typical ring picots along the outer edge, and areas of needle-run fillings.  No bridework on this piece.  Also note the extra touch of the heavy rings in flower centers.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Late 19th early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites muslin coming away from stitching in a few places. That’s pretty common in pieces like this.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘mid ivory colour’.  I see a few localized small red spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231770947918   Sold for £65.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jr4ld7a Rare bobbin lace border c1700, of Valenciennes or Binche type.
Size: 30″ x 2.3″
Starting Price: £45.00
Auction ends: December 8, 2015, 2015, 11:00 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller 999dogtoby, Bath, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of the style called ‘Binche’. And from what we know of the very small 18th c Binche lace industry, this could be typical of that area.  Similar things were made in Valenciennes, but usually with more emphasis on clothwork. This very small motif pattern with the snowflake ground has led directly to the Binche of today.  So we don’t really know the origin of pieces like this, but the name for the style seems to have stuck.  Note the very fine thread which first appears in the early 18th c, and the vertically symmetric design with a short repeat is a little unusual for this style.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Early 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Frayed top and bottom edges, with a few holes and weaknesses in the main body. One major tear along the lower edge.
Soilage: Looks clean, but I think I see one small red spot along the lower border.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291628166772   Sold for £88.78, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/z2tf66p LACE Brussels Mixed Lace Collar with 7 POINT DE GAZE Inserts
Size: 32.5″ neckline, 6.25″ deep.
Starting Price: $39.00
Auction ends: December 8, 2015, 2015, 11:00 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Comments: A bertha of Duchesse de Bruxelles.  Raised petal roses in the 7 Point de Gaze inserts.  Conventional design, a little crowded.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: I can’t see the ends of the piece too well, but they don’t match well and I wonder if one has been cut off.  Very difficult to tell, ask the seller for more photos of that area.  It’s unusual for a bertha to lay entirely flat – this one seems a little bit short.
Damage: Two areas of broken brides.  Some pinholes in the ptdG mesh.
Soilage: Off white color. Some yellowed areas at the back of the neckline and back of the collar.  Two small red spots.  Seller says it has been carefully hand laundered and lightly pressed, but gives no details on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351593932681   Sold for $45.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jvy74rc Large POINT DE ROSE Needle Lace Collar, Ecru
Size: 35″ neckline, 5.75″ deep.
Starting Price: $42.00
Auction ends: December 8, 2015, 2015, 11:29 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Comments: A fine Venise collar.  Note the single picots on the brides, along with a few trefoils where brides meet. What I find really interesting about this piece is that there are no raised edges on the motifs  (I’ve seen this before in some wide borders, but have yet to really place the origin of pieces like this).  There are just a few padded cordonnets in flower centers.  The chain of rings in some is very reminiscent of Point de Gaze, so it’s possible this is a Belgian piece. There are some interesting fillings used occasionally, but only clothwork variations.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Two repairs at the neckline.
Soilage: Ecru color. Some yellowed areas and some lightly rust stains.  Seller says it has been carefully hand laundered and lightly pressed, but gives no details on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351593932899   Sold for $57.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zpm4evj BURANO Needle Lace Dress Front Lined with Tulle, Dolls, Costume
http://tinyurl.com/nntxo7r Rare Burano Needlepoint lace set of dress front and cuffs, c. 1900
Size: no information on #1.  #2 – insert, 13.5″ x 6.5″. cuffs – 8.25″ x 3″.
Starting Price: $18.00
Auction ends: December 8, 2015, 2015, 11:29 AM PST
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Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Ebay seller 999dogtoby, Bath, United Kingdom
Comments: Here are two similar Burano sets. The first one appears to be a triangular insert attached to a choker collar. The endpieces might be cuffs. There is no in-focus photo of the whole thing.  The second one is just a triangular insert with two cuffs.
Both sets are fairly typical Burano products. There appears to be more varied fillings in the first set.  Burano doesn’t come up for sale that often, so it’s unusual to see such similar sets in the same week.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: First one is mounted on tulle. Looks assembled from an insert, two cuffs, and a choker caller. Boning and fasteners added to the collar.
Second one, no modifications.
Damage: First one – holes in the mesh, mostly in the triangular insert. Second one looks OK.  Second one, a little trimming at the top of the triangular insert.  A few holes in the mesh.
Soilage: They all look clean.
Finish: Seller says the first one is hand laundered and lightly pressed, but gives no other details. It is rather wrinkled.
No wrinkles or creases on the 2nd set.

351593933125   291627323627
Sold for $36.98, 3 bidders.
Sold for £52.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zm3fupk 19c Brussels Point de Gaze Duchesse Lace Collar Hand work Bobbin & Needle Lace
Size: 7″ from neckline to bottom points, ~22″ wide.
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: December 8, 2015, 2015, 11:46 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller deelz4u2
Comments: Speaking of attaching cuffs to a collar (see previous review), here’s another one. This Duchesse de Bruxelles set has a collar with a choker attached at the top, and two cuffs attached at the bottom.  And the cuffs look like they were attached upside down.  The collar and cuffs match, I’m not so sure about the choker part. But all together is somehow works.  No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts, and there are some nice petaled ‘mode’ fillings in some flowers. I really like the little row of flowers on their vertical stalks in the choker.  The overall quality of this work is high.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Reassembled. Looks like disassembly would be straightforward.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few small red stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

272065847487   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/z5ulk52 exceptionnel mouchoir de mariée, dentelle à l’aiguille, Alençon, ancien
Size: 35 cm x 36 cm
Starting Price: 150.00 EUR
Auction ends: December 9, 2015, 2015, 7:58 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lavandiere33, Aquitaine, France
Comments: A Point de Gaze monogrammed handkerchief, no raised work.  Just a few heavy rings used as fillings. Good design, well organized.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites some red stains, but I can’t see them.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351591898872   Sold for 182.00 EUR, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q8xtqpj Maltese silk bobbin lace collar
Size: 21″ neckline. 22″ outer diameter. 6.25″ deep.
Starting Price: £17.50
Auction ends: December 9, 2015, 2015, 10:00 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller 999dogtoby, Bath, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese collar. 3 layers – Maltese crosses with a fond chant circle between on the  outside.  A series of lozenges on the inside.  There’s a nice series of flowers in the middle with lots of woven leaves.  Seller says the thread is quite fine, which is unusual.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites one small break in the neckline.
Soilage: Neckline a deeper cream color than the the rest of the piece.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291627324517   Sold for £25.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zpk8erl Antique/vintage Honiton lace collar
Size: 389″ neckline, 5.5″ deep.
Starting Price: £25.00
Auction ends: December 9, 2015, 2015, 10:06 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A long Honiton collar. Point Honiton, with a needle-made ground. Snails/slugs style, with extensive woven tally ‘leadwork’ fillings of several types. Nicely woven, good design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites “antique white colour”.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331723077951   Sold for £34.33, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qx6h5on Antique/vintage 18th century needle lace lappets – some damage
Size: 3.7″ x 33″
Starting Price: £25.00
Auction ends: December 9, 2015, 2015, 10:14 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A set of Alençon lappets.  Photos aren’t close enough to get a really good look at the mesh, but I think it’s réseau fin. Which would account for all the holes.  Late 18th c design, quite effectively carried out. The small motifs and short repeats, the double border, and near perfect technique are impressive.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes throughout.
Soilage: Seller cites “dark ecru colour”.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331723085886   Sold for £79.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nh2v3ur Very rare flounce of late 17th century Venetian rose point lace in original form
Size: 7.5″ x 54″
Starting Price: £90.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: December 9, 2015, 2015, 10:15 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller 999dogtoby, Bath, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Gros Point with an intact pattern.  Well sculpted cordonnet, and remarkably fine ornamented brides.  The simple lower edge with picoted half-rings is very typical. Excellent patterning in the clothwork.  This might be an earlier piece in the range of Gros Point due to the fairly simple clothwork. The bobbin-made header could be original.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 17th century
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: A few broken brides, minor. Seller cites repairs, but I’m not sure where they are.
Soilage: Seller notes some dirt along the lower border.  Off-white color overall.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291627322150   £300.00, 4 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/gn98dxw Brussels duchesse bobbin and point de gaze needle lace bertha collar, c. 1900
Size: neckline ~40″, depth 6″
Starting Price: £49.50
Auction ends: December 9, 2015, 2015, 10:30 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller 999dogtoby, Bath, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Brussels Duchesse. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts There is some raised work on halfstitch background in the swags along the outer edge. Conventional motifs, all a little crowded. Good example of the type.
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.

291627315944   Sold for £111.20, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/juewfad antique/vintage silk Maltese lace scarf
Size: Note given.
Starting Price: £25.00
Auction ends: December 9, 2015, 2015, 10:48 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of cream silk Maltese. Flower pattern around the edges with a Maltese cross design running up the center. Nicely executed guipure.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller notes areas of wear, broken threads, and small repairs. Not very visible.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331723110145   Sold for £92.11, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qh3zn86 Fine Irish Crochet Lace Collar Antique Intricate Designs Tassels Flowers NICE!
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $56.00, $139.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: December 9, 2015, 2015, 5:42 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller quiterightslick, Greeneville, Tennessee, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet Collar.  Given the type of raised work and the balls and tassels I think it’s probably a French example.  Interesting floral work, very crisp.  Picoted square mesh.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller notes areas of wear, broken threads, and small repairs. Not very visible.
Soilage: Creamy ivory color. Some light storage spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

111839944656   Sold for $67.66, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hk8xqbj BELGIAN LACE WEDDING HANDKERCHIEF, POINT DE GAZ CORNERS, NOTE FROM OWNER
Size: 13″ square
Starting Price: $55.00
Auction ends: December 9, 2015, 2015, 7:24 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller madhouserags, Concord, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse handkerchief with raised rose petals in the Point de Gaze inserts. Quite a complex design, well organized.
Provenance: Comes with a note reading “rose point handkerchief, used at my wedding, Mary H. A. Emerson”.  Uncertain if it belongs with this piece.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Off white in color with some light discoloration.  Yellowish color is from the photography.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

111840006454   Sold for $123.51, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jh3ym7w Antique fan eventail EXQUISITE carved MOP FINE Brussels lace
Size: 11″ long
Starting Price: £250.00
Auction ends: December 11, 2015, 2015, 8:48 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lucymay*2011, York, United Kingdom
Comments: A fan of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. With elaborately carved Mother of Pearl sticks, perhaps carved bone slips. Monogram and inlay in gold on the guard stick. Excellent romantic floral design. Unfortunately there aren’t any closeups of the photos, so hard to assess condition. You can see a few needle-made rings in the fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

191752886792   Sold for £282.99, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ze5r82r Exquisite Black Chantilly lace fan leaf eventail unused crisp Antique
Size: lace 6″ deep.
Starting Price: £185.00
Auction ends: December 11, 2015, 2015, 9:13 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lucymay*2011, York, United Kingdom
Comments: An excellent Chantilly fan leaf. Interesting design with a little ombre effect against the ground at the left hand side. As with the previous piece, the photos don’t enlarge, so difficult to tell the condition.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191752900665   Sold for £185.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/j8zdgvs Beautiful Antique Brussels Lace Lappet
Size: 5.5″ x 57″
Starting Price: $24.00
Auction ends: December 11, 2015, 2015, 11:53 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller antiqueswhileyouwait, Derby, Vermont, United States
Comments: A narrow scarf of Duchesse de Bruxelles. The only Point e Gaze is a medallion at each end filled with decorative ‘mode’ patterns. Note the narrow leaves in the center portion.  I think the very heavily pattern ends and the light center part are a bit at odds design-wise.  Overall excellent technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: One small red spot.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

181951401786   Sold for $71.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hhqfsxu Antique Irish Crochet Lace Panel Remnant Needlelace
Size: 6.5″ x 34″
Starting Price: $24.00
Auction ends: December 11, 2015, 2015, 12:41 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller antiqueswhileyouwait, Derby, Vermont, United States
Comments: Portion of an Irish Crochet panel that reminds me a lot of Theresa Dillmont’s book on Irish Crochet. So this might be a French piece.  Tight, precise work, and the picots on the square mesh might be Clones knots.  Not enough closeups to tell.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Slight discoloration in one spot.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

181951437323   Sold for $31.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qdqb9gw Antique Flemish Milanese Bobbin Lace Flounce 94″ long
Size: 8″ x 94″
Starting Price: $24.00
Auction ends: December 11, 2015, 2015, 1:12 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller antiqueswhileyouwait, Derby, Vermont, United States
Comments: I think this is an Italian piece. The vertical symmetry of the repeat reminds me of Abruzzi work.  The plated top and lower borders are also very Italian. Probably a mid 19th c piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 19th century.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end.
Damage: A few loose threads
Soilage: Seller cites slight discoloration.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

172019391273   Sold for $46.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pllx94l Antique BRUSSELS lace stole veil Bridal floral crisp superb condition
Size: 17″ x 100″
Starting Price: £325.00
Auction ends: December 12, 2015, 2015, 7:42 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lucymay*2011, York, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace appliqued on machine net. Note the heavier areas with a bride ground at the ends and up the sides. This is an unusual arrangement and is quite effective.  Good romantic floral design with esprits throughout the ground.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photographs, but I can’t enlarge the photos so hard to tell.
Soilage: Seller cites two faint foxing areas.
Finish: Light storage creases.  Looks unused.

191753491074   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/q2ah8oe ANTIQUE LACE SUPERB BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE TRIM BRIDAL c. 1880 19TH CENTURY
Size: 5″ x 161″
Starting Price: $450.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: December 12, 2015, 2015, 9:23 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller zukhbaia, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Comments: A long border of Point de Gaze. Raised petal roses, note two layers along the border. These have the same multiple petal structure as the collar with long points reviewed above, and the same mesh base for the roses. Overall feel is also much the same, and this could be the same manufacturer.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 19th century.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, the other might be a natural termination.
Damage: Occasional pinhole.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331706843412   No bids.

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