Ebay Alerts! Thirty-four items – February 28, 2016

http://tinyurl.com/hmk65kr Antique 1860 Chantilly Lace Shawl or Cape
Size: 44″ long, not sure where that measurement was taken.
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: February 28, 2016, 7:59 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller mctiques, Winterport, Maine, United States
Comments: A Chantilly shawl – probably triangular. Hard to tell from the presentation.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: This is a big week for point ground black lace.  Here we have a Chantilly triangular shawl which has been modified into a kind of cape form, especially around the collar area.  The lower point and ends seem to have survived. Typical 2nd Empire romantic floral design.  The ‘cape’ form modification is more typical of the end of the century.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Lined with off-white silk. There’s some a lot of modification to add the collar, which might be made of segments of the original shawl.Seems to be some shaping seams down the back,
Damage: Two racroc splits a few inches long. Scattered holes and pinholes throughout the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Hard to tell because of the modification.

331784340837   Sold for $52.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/grpy7oh 425cms antique French handmade Point d’Irlande Irish crochet lace trim – convent
Size: 9 cm x 425 cm
Starting Price: £125.00
Auction ends: February 28, 2016, 9:50 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: A long insertion of Irish Crochet – hard t tell if it is Irish or French. It is of the ‘imitation guipure’ type, which has a ground that appeared fairly early on, but also includes flat motifs. No sign of the typical ‘trefoil’ arrangement f motifs – this piece is tending more toward the later Rose of Sharon design.
Provenance: This piece was included in a box from a long closed convent in France – no further details.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None. Finished both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says the piece has been freshly laundered, but gives no details on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles – probably because of the laundering.

201527619103   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/heu7b6x Exquisite length 450 cms handmade antique Brussels applique wedding lace
Size: 30 cm x 450 cm
Starting Price: £125.00
Auction ends: February 28, 2016, 9:50 AM PST.
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: A wide border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Fairly simple but effective design, and note the grids of picoted needle-made knots used as fillings.  Single knots also used as fillings. I’m a bit puzzled by the mesh filling used at the very edge, it has a different size than the main tulle foundation.  I think it’s bobbin-made.
No esprits in the main ground.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Seller cites 5 small breaks in the tulle, some small holes, 3 cm detachment from the header in one spot.
Soilage: Seller says the piece has been freshly laundered and is ‘snowy white”, but gives no details on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles – probably because of the laundering.

191811041811   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/j8ov4la L@@k Art Tradition Artisan Crafting Fabric Lace Making Coat of Arms Bronze Medal
Size: 80 cm diameter
Starting Price: $14.99
Auction ends: February 28, 2016, 2:19 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller cor_de_mar, Porto, Portugal
Comments: A medal celebrating lacemaking from Via do Conde, Portugal. A rough translation of the inscription around the edge of the first photo is “vocational training of youth supported by the European Social Fund” (see http://tinyurl.com/zjw9m2f for information on the fund). The small inscription reads something like “Europe in Solidarity” with the date 1988. The back shows the coat of arms of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Vila do Conde, which is a church begun in 1525, and is a monastery today. Their many programs include outreach to children, but what the exact connection is with lacemaking is or why 1988 was important is unclear.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1988
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Looks untouched.

301880077840   301880077840a   Sold for $66.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zmkn6p3 Fan/Eventail #1,Handmade IRISH CARRICKMACROSS Needle Lace,Mother Pearl sticks
Size: 9.5″ long.
Starting Price: $89.99
Auction ends: February 28, 2016, 3:17 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller betsycrnfa, Mesa, Arizona, United States
Comments: A fan of high quality Carrickmacross guipure, with insets of applique.  Note the spiked picots in the body of the fan, and the more typical looped picots around the top. You find this in high-end market pieces like this one.  Note also the excellent needlerun fillings in the applique portions.  Overall design and technique are excellent.  My only gripe is the Mother of Pearl sticks – they might have gone with something more elaborate for a piece like this.
Carrickmacross is not often found in fans.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites 2 missing ‘brin’ tips, and since the seller is a fan collector, pay close attention to her terminology. The ‘brin’ is the top portion of the fan stick.
Lace looks intact.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

401075757348   Sold for $195.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/z7pa8ju Fan/Eventail #2,Handmade Maltese Bobbin Lace,Blond sticks,Mother Pearl guards
Size: 9.5″ long.
Starting Price: $89.99
Auction ends: February 28, 2016, 3:58 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller betsycrnfa, Mesa, Arizona, United States
Comments: A Maltese silk lace fan.  You don’t often see fans of Maltese, the lace is a little heavy for the form. This example uses a lot of the 6-sided star mesh with guipure beyond the standard Maltese crosses. These are characteristic of better quality pieces.  Note the interesting contrast with the roundels down across the center of the piece. I’m not sure how the rest of the sticks were made, but they go very well with the lace.
The guardsticks are a colorful inlaid Mother of Pearl.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

401075767680   Sold for $187.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/gvgyhkg Sweet Antique Chantilly lace Head Cover Mantilla
Size: 22″ x 10.24″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: February 28, 2016, 6:30 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: Most of this Chantilly piece is shown in the thumbnail. The lace appears to be a heavy dark black color, probably a sign of Belgian manufacture.  It is likely a small headcover. No ombré shading and the designs are fairly simple.
Provenance: An estate piece.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos, just some overall wear.  I wonder if it has been washed in the past.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

322015444827   Sold for $26.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/j4e8d5m Antique Black Lace Shawl #11
Size: 17″ x 60″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: February 28, 2016, 6:33 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: A Chantilly shawl collar with long front points. Interesting flowerpot arrangement center back and at each end. No ombré shading, no esprits in the ground.
Provenance: Estate piece.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the mesh. Two small tears along lower border.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some localized creasing especially along the borders.

322015447020   Sold for $102.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/h47hppm Stunning Antique Black Lace #1 Point de Gaze
Size: 48″ c 46″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: February 28, 2016, 6:40 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: A veil of Embroidered black net, a little too long for a bonnet veil. The massed flowers at the bottom end are reminiscent of Blonde de Caen. The embroidery is tambour, with a lot of emphasis on thin lines in the design, occasionally filled in with more tambour.
Provenance: Estate piece.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes and pulls in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Nothing obvious from the photos.

322015451424   Sold for $102.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/gvc6q3n Lovely Antique Black Scalloped Lace Shawl or Mantilla
Size: 57″ x 50″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: February 28, 2016, 6:40 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: An square veil of black Blonde de Caen. Very typical massed lower border of flower sprays, with large leaf/flower motifs used in the rest of the piece.  Two fairly large racroc splits near the bottom border.  A piece like this is a rare survivor; this lace does not age well.
Provenance: estate piece.
Date: 2nd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None, I think, but I can’t see the top of the piece.
Damage:  Occasional tiny hole / pinhole in the mesh. I think there might be a few attempts at repair – hard to tell against the white background that has a lot of lines in it.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Nothing obvious from the photos.

322015451435   Sold for $105.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hh6xhxs Stunning Chantilly Lace Shawl Mantilla Floral leaves & Grapes Antique Black #15
Size: 97″ x 50″
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: February 28, 2016, 6:40 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: An Chantilly triangular shawl with naturalistic drawn florals. Ombré shading brings out the relief in the design.  There’s an interesting filling used in some of the strapwork which further brings things into relief. This piece with its elaborate pattern is a high-end market item.
Provenance: estate piece.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Some localized small holes/pinholes in both the mesh and half-stitch.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Many small creases in the piece that show up as black lines in the photos. I thought hard about whether these are actually repairs, but eventually decided they are just creases.  Don’t try to remove them without professional advice.

322015451452   Sold for $117.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/h3c5bbq Fantastic Large Black Chantilly Lace Mantilla or Shawl w ruffle Antique #6
Size: 62.5″ x 86″
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: February 28, 2016, 6:48 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: A Catalonian Blonde ‘ret-fi’ mantilla. This form is quite typical, with a roughy triangular centerpiece surrounded by a deep fringe. The rectangle at the top goes over a woman’s haircomb (the peineta). This type of lace is usually made in strips (which don’t always match), and that construction is quite obvious throughout this piece. The design is very Moorish in character with a lot of arabesque work. It is also a Spanish technique to use the 6-pointed star filling. This lace may or may not have half-stitch relieve – I see a little of that here.  The clothwork is quite dense in the border of this piece, and a little looser elsewhere.
I’ve seen four others of these come up for sale on Ebay since I’ve started keeping track in 2010.
Provenance: estate piece.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Nothing obvious form the photos, but the light is making a good analysis difficult.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

322015456146   322015456146a   Sold for $460.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/j2n6y9p VERY LONG Runner FIGURAL BURATO LAE Adam & Eve & Snake, Needle Lace Edge 94″x13
Size: 13.25″ x 94″
Starting Price: $187.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: February 28, 2016, 7:18 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Comments: A Burato figural embroidery with plaited bobbinlace border.  Burato is a leno weave, and this type of lace was first made in the 16th century. However this is a more modern piece, probably late 19th, early 20th c Italy. Or perhaps Sardenia.  It has a striking slightly primitive pattern with Adam and Eve and the Snake. It also has a very typical three part design with two smaller borders top and bottom with a deer pattern.  The bobbinlace is a Venetian-style plaited design.The overall design is quite interesting, with excellent technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Late 19th early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351642240992   Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/z8juvrg Victorian Handmade Maltese Bobbin Lace Mantilla, Stole, Veil, Fine Black Lace
Size: ~6.5″ x 55″
Starting Price: £9.99
Auction ends: February 29, 2016, 5:16 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller woolywonders, Colchester, United Kingdom
Comments: A black silk Maltese lappet scarf. Note the interesting pattern of woven leaf crosses within diamond shaped enclosures gong up the center of the piece.  Maltese crosses at the ends, border of flowers around the edges.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Some fraying and breakage along outer edge. This border is also detached in places, some attempt has been made to sew a part back on.  This is a simple repair.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331782432341   Sold for $27.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jdcjcy9 antique Brussels needle and bobbin lace bridal shawl veil VGC
Size: ~53″ x 115″
Starting Price: $2,500.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: February 29, 2016, 7:59 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: A triangular shawl of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net.  You have to look hard to see which motifs are bobbin- and which are needle-made; they blend quite seamlessly.  Grids of needle-made knots and rings, sometimes picoted, are used as fillings. No esprits in the tulle.  Note the occasional woven tally filling in the bobbinlace.
The overall design is less Second Empire florals, and more Art Nouveau with the paisley pattern. So I think it’s a slightly later piece than the typical crinoline shawl.  Overall quite an impressive piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Seller cites a few small professional repairs to the tulle, and two 3mm holes remaining.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some soft fold creases.

401063654564   401063654564a   Unsold as of 3/6/2016 5:28 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/z5k573r Antique French fancy hand done Collar Honiton lace classic design
Size: 16″ neckline.
Starting Price: $34.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: February 29, 2016, 10:52 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller orel126, 1680 Sofia, Bulgaria
Comments: A small English Honiton guipure collar. Snails/slugs style with woven, irregular picoted brides.Several different styles of woven tally leadworks.  I especially like the way the roses are woven.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Small red stains throughout.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

381534362497   Unsold as of 3/6/2016 5:29 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/h2nkj6u A VICTORIAN HONITON HAND MADE GUIPURE LACE BERTHA COLLAR WITH THISTLE MOTIFS
Size: 35″ neckline, 5.5″ center back depth.
Starting Price: £15.00
Auction ends: February 29, 2016, 12:20 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton guipure bertha. Snails/slugs style with turkey tails around the outside edge. Thistles and roses inside, with extensive woven tally grid fillings. It has the typical Honiton flower garden feel.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Occasional small red spot.
Finish: General wear, a little wrinkled. Slightly shrunken, perhaps from a past wash.

191805663202   Sold for 18.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/gvfv3ps A PAIR OF VICTORIAN HONITON BOBBIN LACE SCARF ENDS WITH ROSE MOTIFS
Size: 7.5″ x 7.75″
Starting Price: £10.00
Auction ends: February 29, 2016, 12:27 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A pair of Honiton guipure square, probably ends for a scarf as the seller indicates. I don’t think these were adapted from another piece – the tops look intact. Snails/slugs style, very well made. excellent technique, and the design is well spaced, not as crowded as sometimes seen.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.  Engrelure added at the top of each piece.
Damage:  Some loose ends.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191805655927   Sold for $21.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hygmplf A VICTORIAN HONITON GUIPURE LACE LAPPET OR TIE
Size: 29″ x 3.25″ max width
Starting Price: £6.00
Auction ends: February 29, 2016, 12:33 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A small lappet scarf of Honiton.  Quite simple, snails/slugs style.  It’s an unusual form.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Occasional stray thread.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191805669368   Sold for £8.10, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zphxkv6 A VICTORIAN HONITON GUIPURE LACE COLLAR WITH ROSES AND TALLY CENTERS
Size: 36″ x 2.5″ center back depth.
Starting Price: £15.00
Auction ends: February 29, 2016, 12:38 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton guipure collar. Well done snails/slugs style. Note the varied woven tally leadwork fillings. Woven irregular picoted brides.  The clothwork weaving is tight and even.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Isolated brown spot.
Finish: A little wrinkling and folding of some edges.

191805665223   Sold for £15.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jsowp3z AN ANTIQUE YOUGHAL IRISH NEEDLE LACE COLLAR WITH FLOWER & LEAF DESIGN
Size: 14″ neckline, 2-7.8″ deep
Starting Price: £16.00
Auction ends: February 29, 2016, 12:38 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A small Youghal needlelace collar. The very heavy gimp is a little atypical for Youghal, although I have seen similar pieces in the past. Usually the edge treatment of motifs is a loosely spaced double twisted stitch. So I’m a little unsure what to make of this piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  One broken bride.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191810407553   Sold for £67.50, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/h2dv769 3.6 METRE FLOUNCE OF VICTORIAN BRUSSELS APPLIQUE LACE – 8″ (20.5cm) Deep
Size: 8″ x 142″
Starting Price: £60.00
Auction ends: February 29, 2016, 12:38 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A flounce of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. See also item 191810414407, which is another 3 meters of this same lace. Floral, rather vertical short repeat with small dots used as esprits.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage:  A few repairs to the tulle. Some pulls and pinholes to the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites antique cream color. Isolated brown spotting.
Finish: Some soft creasing.

191810412297   Sold for £202.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zlymyg6 A VICTORIAN BRUSSELS NEEDLE LACE APPLIQUE TRIANGULAR CRINOLINE SHAWL OR VEIL
Size: 63″ x 129″
Starting Price: £80.00
Auction ends: February 29, 2016, 1:08 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A triangular shawl of Brussels needlelace applique on machine net. Needlelace applique is much less common that Bobbinlace applique.  The work consists of a large floral spray in the main point, with smaller sprays on the ends. A narrow border surrounds the whole piece, and small sprigs are sparingly used as esprits. The piece has a very light appearance.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Scattered small repairs.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191805101608  191805101608a   Sold for £82.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hh9plo4 ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE LAPPET
Size: ~55″ x 5.75″ max
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: March 1, 2016, 6:01 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges lappet scarf. The motifs are bold and well executed. Irregular picoted brides. Nice presence to this piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None. A few stray threads present, probably from a previous mounting.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites some storage stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles in the given photos.

151995019542   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/zzzjnmv ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE LCOLLAR
Size: 18″ x 6.5″  (not sure how those measurements were taken).
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: March 1, 2016, 6:07 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles collar with two oval Point de Gaze inserts in the points. These are largely composed of decorative ‘mode’ fillings stit5ches – no raised work. There are also single needle-made rings and knots used in the centers of bobbinlace flowers.  The bobbinlace is well executed with motifs that are a little more naturalistic than usually seen.  Good design composition, and I especially like the designs worked into half-stitch. Not raised work, just an integral part of the clothwork.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘original cream lace patina’
Finish: Soft vertical fold creases.

151995023865   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/jdz7vtw Antique lovely long length of h/made VALENCIENNES lace
Size: 3.5″ x 5 yards 3″
Starting Price: £54.99
Auction ends: March 1, 2016, 6:09 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A long border of square-mesh Valenciennes. Typical 19th century design of rather bulky flowers and leaves with single circular esprits.  This is a good example of a type of lace often used to trim linens and nightclothes.
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 minor pulls.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291691918346   Sold for £56.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/glshgvk Antique Brussels lace lovely handkerchief with point de gaze
Size: 13.25″ x 13″
Starting Price: £39.99
Auction ends: March 1, 2016, 7:15 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels bobbin and needle lace applique on machine net. The motifs are small and well-done, with the flat Point de Gaze roses confined to the corners. Lines of needle-made knots are used as fillings in the bobbinlace. Note the care with which the inner border has been sculpted.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Fraying along edges. Not sure where these are coming from, the photos don’t enlarge on my computer.  Some pinholes and a possible small repair to the tulle.
Soilage: Stained center cloth.
Finish: Soft fold and other creases. Some folding of motifs along the edges.

291691966334   Sold for £41.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hkh2swy ANTIQUE LACE-SUPERB BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE HANDKERCHIEF
Size: ~13″ square
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: March 1, 2016, 7:35 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A high-end market handkerchief of Point de Gaze. Excellent flat work, and the decorative ‘mode’ fillings used in the strapwork, rose centers, and as isolated small medallions. The design is very dense from the edges to about halfway in, yet the overall effect doesn’t seem crowded. I find the motifs a little conventional – the very best Point de Gaze takes more chances in the design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Occasional pinhole in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites “original cream patina”.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases along with slight wrinkling.

151995085324   Sold for $332.01, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hkjq7q2 ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 19THC.ORNATE BRUSSELS LACE SKIRT W/POINT DE GAZE LACE
Size: ~42-44″ long, 56″ around waistline (?), 58″ around bottom.
Starting Price: $2,250.00
Auction ends: March 1, 2016, 8:11 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A very large Brussels Duchesse lace which has been made into a skirt.  I don’t know if that was it’s original intention, and it’s hard to get a look at from the photos.  It’s a little confusing, but was probably originally some kind of skirt flounce. There are large flat Point de Gaze inserts, and the bobbinlace motifs are fairly large.  Large dresses of Brussels Duchesse are not unknown, and this could be an example.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications:  Made into a cylinder as for a skirt, although I’m confused by the wastline measurement. One seam going 15″ down, at least.  Small part of the engrelure missing at the top.
Damage:  Seller cites a few tiny repairs.
Soilage: Seller cites “original cream patina”.
Finish: Some soft folds.

391393044999   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/h3dqcth Antique FABULOUS 1800s Pointe De Gaze Lace Collar Museum Piece A525
Size: 25″ from one side to the other
Starting Price: $295.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: March 1, 2016, 8:17 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lois437, West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze collar with long frontpieces. Raised petal roses. Unfortunately all of the photos are taken from the back side, so I can’t tell how elaborate the raised work might be.  Decorative ‘mode’ fillings used effectively in strapwork and the rose centers. Romantic floral design, quite effective.
Provenance: Metropolitan Museum of Art deaccession.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage:  Localized small holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks like some red discoloration.
Finish: A few fold creases.

252272700934   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/hax9a7x ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE LAPPET
Size: 5.5″ x 38″
Starting Price: $195.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: March 2, 2016, 10:13 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A short Point de Gaze lappet scarf, no raised work. Interesting decorative ‘mode’ fillings; in fact the whole design is a little unusual. The whole piece is a little short with deeply scalloped borders. Note the widely separated looped picots on the edges.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage:  A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151937874780   Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/jl9wskk Brussels 19th Cent. Non-Continuous Bobbin Lace w Raised Leaves approx. 35″ x 45″
Size: 35-37″ tall, 37″ (top) 44″ (bottom) wide
Starting Price: $99.00
Auction ends: March 3, 2016, 3:43 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay halcyonevintage, Woodinville, Washington, United States
Comments: A large piece of a larger Duchesse de Bruges very wide flounce. Probably originally a skirt flounce. There are a few needle-made rings in flower centers, and some raised work on halfstitch background in the swags.  Very dense ‘flower garden’ design effect.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage:  A few broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

322016346070   Sold for $338.33, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jnslmbp BUCKINGHAM BRASS LACE TOKEN 1668 JOHN RENNAL LACE BUYER
Size: 20 mm diameter.
Starting Price: £9.99
Auction ends: March 4, 2016, 12:28 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay stonybrews, MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom
Comments: A rather beat up John Rennals token dated 1668. I wrote a LaceNews post on the early English lace tokens at http://tinyurl.com/7hen2gh, and there is a similar example illustrated. Although if this one has the initials ‘R.I E’, or ‘I.E.R.’, it would be even more unusual than it already is.  Very hard to read this example.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1668
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage:  Badly worn.
Soilage: Probably as clean as it’s going to get.
Finish: age patina

381553136595   Sold for £23.67, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hmr4acp Rare Antique Brussels Point de Gaze Needle Lace Doily Coaster
Size: 6″ diameter
Starting Price: $25.99
Auction ends: March 5, 2016, 1:05 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay mike10_mike, West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A small round piece of Point de Gaze, which is an unusual form. Might be a doily, although this is not a typical form for this kind of lace.  It looks like an exercise in decorative filings, very neatly done. No raised work. Note the rather large, stiff picots around the border.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1668
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Looks unused.

351664429596   Sold for $32.89, 3 bidders.

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