Ebay Alerts! Twenty-five items – March 20, 2016

http://tinyurl.com/hp838fy 34 ins antique/vintage late 18th century Mechlin bobbin lace
Size: 3″ x 34″
Starting Price: £12.00
Auction ends: March 20, 2016, 10:51 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Mechlin with an undulating floral design that takes up most of the space. No esprits in the ground.  Note the use of small areas of half stitch – this is characteristic of later 19th c work.  Excellent technique with 6 pointed star fillings with a few woven tallies.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c, maybe more toward 1900.
Condition:
Modifications: Both ends cut, one secured.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the mesh. Some weaknesses in the foot edge along with occasional repair.
Soilage: Seller cites pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231876476826   Sold for £53.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jud6uxb Antique/vintage sptted tulle Brussels lace scarf
Size: 7.5″ x 58″
Starting Price: £30.00
Auction ends: March 20, 2016, 10:55 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow scarf of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Interesting central motifs, I’m not sure what it is. I think I’ll agree with the seller, it looks like some kind of crest – and note the needle-made fillings. Which means this might be part of a trousseau.  This is a light piece with a very narrow lozenge border – wish I could see more detail on that, it might be a machine tape. Or not.  Small circular esprits throughout the ground.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the tulle, a few localized areas of edge separation.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Minor soft wrinkles/creasing.

231876262313   Sold for £35.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hjekqsh ANTIQUE LACE LENGTH OF HANDMADE NARROW BINCHE LACE C1870 LINEN THREAD
Size: 1″ x 44″
Starting Price: $35.00
Auction ends: March 20, 2016, 6:12 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: I think this is an Italian Pescocostanzo piece. There’s just a hint of the expected 6-pointed star plaiting in the irregular mesh. And there’s also a little half-stitch work, also expected.  Good enough for me to go with.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites some small storage stains.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

222055162258   Sold for $159.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hd87dkv 3 Yards! Surreal Antique Point de Gaze Brussels Lace Flounce Trim 14″deep Bridal
Size: 14″ x 108″
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: March 20, 2016, 8:15 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Eagle, Idaho, United States
Comments: A crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net.  Needlelace is used for flowers in the main sprays and along the lower edge, and in the ribbon-like trail just above the lower edge. Good Romantic floral design, massed in the lower half of the piece. Circular dots used as esprits in the upper portion. This is a higher-end market piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.  I wonder if anyone has ever noticed that I never say ‘engrelure added’ on pieces like this.  That’s because the engrelure is an integral part of application lace. In other laces it is usually added later.
Damage: Minor hole in the tulle, some localized weaknesses near the engrelure.
Soilage: Seller cites a light tan color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles, but the hole piece has not been photographed so as you can really tell.

272170088644   Sold for $204.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/juuath6 Old Victorian Antique Hat Pin Bobbin Lace Old Store Stock 1890 Vintage Brussels
Size: Not given.  About 25 ” long if I’m reading the ruler correctly.
Starting Price: $6.99
Auction ends: March 21, 2016, 11:51 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller denverantiques, Denver, Colorado, United States
Comments: I think it’s a dress front – you’d have to put your head through the hole.  Or, it might be some kind of headdress. Ñanduti, without the palm leaf border. There are three large patterns in the Sol motifs and two in the smaller ones.  The very small motifs used around the edges are very open, giving the whole piece a light look.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: mid 20th c.  Seller says it came from “old store stock” but gives no details.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: It was wrapped in the accompanying cloth, so there are some creases.

391406746548   Sold for $42.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zoxk438 MAGNIFICENT HAND DONE EARLY ANTIQUE LACE FROM BLAIR CASTLE 760 CMS BY 14 CMS
Size: 5.5″ x 300″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: March 21, 2016, 11:51 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller celestial20_0, United Kingdom
Comments: A Reticella border edged with Genoese lace, originally the edge of some kind of rectangular linen. The reticella is a very typical cutwork with two narrow bands flanking a wider band. There are two different rosette designs.
The bobbinlace is Genoese, see examples in plates 194-197 in Ricci Old Italian Lace. Also the Rubens portrait in plate 121. The connection with the Reticella linen is a little odd, it looks sewn on, but there’s a curious stitch used on the foot edge, but I see the same thing in plates 195-197 of Ricci.
Provenance: Sold at the Lyon and Turnbull sale of the contents of Blair Castle.
Date: Probably early 17th c.  The very good condition does concern me a little – for something this old you would expect more wear.  And laces like this were extensively copied in the later 19th c. But all-in-all, it does have an early feel.
Condition:
Modifications: This has been cut away from a larger piece of linen. Corners in the Reticella are original, the bobbinlace is gathered around the corners to fit. Unsure if the cut ends fit together.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351677967648   Sold for £506.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/htljz23 ANTIQUE FRENCH HAND CARVED GOLD MOTHER OF PEARL BRUSSELS LACE PAINTED SILK FAN
Size: 35 cm long ~66 cm wide.
Starting Price: $1,500.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: March 21, 2016, 11:18 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vikimako, Madrid, Spain
Comments: A fan of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net with a painted silk insert. Elaborately carved and gilded Mother of Pearl sticks. The insert looks original to the design. Quite a delicate design in the lace – some of the filling stitches look embroidered on the net.  Needlelace decorative ‘mode’ fillings have some gridwork, others are single rings and knots. Circular esprits n the tulle. Elegant, naturalistic design, delicately done.  A high-end market piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

291685349235   Unsold as of 3/26/2016 6:26 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/zflf66s A SET OF FOUR VICTORIAN DOILIES EDGED WITH HAND MADE HONITON LACE
Size: 5-3/4″ diameter
Starting Price: £10.00
Auction ends: March 21, 2016, 1:18 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A set of 4 doilies with Honiton edges. These consist of a single feathery leaf with woven tally fillings. There are other listings with similar patterns in different sizes (#191825988460, 12 doilies 9-7/8″ diameter and #191825990238, 12 doilies, 6.5″ diameter). The pattern is simple, but to find any Honiton made up into table linens is rare.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Look clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191825991765   Sold for £19.01, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hvwcp2m BEAUTIFUL FLOUNCE OF ANTIQUE LACE 483 CMS BY 13 CMS
Size: 5″ x 190″
Starting Price: £29.00
Auction ends: March 21, 2016, 2:18 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller celestial20_0, United Kingdom
Comments: A long border of Bruges Bloemwerk. Typical design of trefoil leaves and roses, with ‘islands’ in the irregular picoted brides.  Tightly woven, and the curved motif resembles Old Flanders a bit.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut..
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller note ~15 storage/age marks. These are well localized.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351675643705   Sold for £99.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zexfhpk * Superb POINT de GAZE Brussels Needle Lace Antique Fan * cellulose original box
Size: none given.
Starting Price: $350.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: March 21, 2016, 8:48 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller nittany9, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A fan of Brussels Duchesse fan with blonde sticks and the original box. The silk tassel is also intact.  The Point de Gaze elements are raised petal roses with no PtdG mesh.  There are also some grid needle-made decorative ‘mode’ fillings. The design in the lace is quite dense, nicely made.  Some rolled raised work in the bobbinlace.
Provenance: Been in the seller’s family for at least 3 generations.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.  Sticks look OK. This has been well cared for.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

121901124719   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hn52fa5 dentelle ancienne Point de Gaze 460 cm antique Brussels lace 5 y encaje antigua
Size: 8 cm x 460 cm
Starting Price: 130.00 EUR with reserve
Auction ends: March 23, 2016, 9:50 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comments: A narrow very long border of Point de Gaze, no raised work. There is a 8-lobed ‘flower’ used as a decorative ‘mode’ filling in each repeat. The repeat is quite short with a simple design – this is a piece meant to be ruffled.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Seller says it is ‘terminated’ at both ends – no photos so I’m not sure what this means.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites small traces of yellow storage marks.
Finish: No obvious creases. There is a little wrinkling in the Engrelure.

401089543803   151.00 EUR, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/z8h2ewz BEDFORDSHIRE Bobbin Lace Handkerchief, Lace Edging & Border Insert, Monogram C
Size: 14.5″ square
Starting Price: $21.00
Auction ends: March 23, 2016, 3:27 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States.
Comments: A Beds handkerchief with an outer scalloped border, and an inner insertion of intersecting trails. The cloth has been cut in the corners to accommodate the lace. That’s unusual for Beds. Good woven tally leaves, no raised work.
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.

351681158131   Sold for $21.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jh5g3a7 UNUSED Brussels Bobbin Lace on Tulle Hankie in Grande Maison De Blanc Paris Box
Size: 15″ x 14-3/4″
Starting Price: $139.00
Auction ends: March 23, 2016, 3:29 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States.
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. There is a little Point de Gaze mesh used as fillings in the flowers.  Floral design with a rather architectural border around the piece.
Provenance:  Grande Maison de Blanc Paris box.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites two rust spots at edges, and storage darkening.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

111940637298   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/hvo2py9 Antique Beige NANDUTI Lace Mantilla, Veil, Shawl MUSEUM Piece 62×26″ VC66
Size: 26″ x 56″
Starting Price: $350.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: March 24, 2016, 6:25 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lois437, West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States
Comments: A mantilla of Ñanduti with the typical palm leaf border. Quite an elaborate piece with small areas of filling stitches connecting the motifs and at the two ends. The Sol motifs are of two sizes, with the smaller one having a 4-leaf flower.  There are also some woven wedge-shaped filling pieces along the outer edge.  An impressive piece.
Provenance:  From the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art – the Costume Institute has had some auction sales recently. Note the attached catalog tag, which I believe records acquisition in 1978.
Date: mid 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Beige color.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

262303951960   Buy-it-Now exercised for $350.00.

http://tinyurl.com/zhhzhsq Beautiful Unused Antique Silk Maltese Bobbin Lace Large Bertha
Size: ~133 cm neckline, 250 cm outer edge, 17 cm deep.
Starting Price: £65.50 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: March 24, 2016, 7:59 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller colls.fy, Scotland, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese bertha, which is an unusual form for Maltese. Three layers – alternating Maltese crosses and a 6-pointed star-filled motif on the outside.  Flowers and guipure work in the middle, and guipure around the neckline. The 6-pointed star ground is often used in better pieces.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color, looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231880836244   Buy-it-Now exercised for £65.50.

http://tinyurl.com/hsrv4mc Charming Unused Antique Silk Maltese Bobbin Lace Collar
http://tinyurl.com/z47fka3 Sweet Unused Antique Cream Silk Maltse Bobbin Lace Collar

Size: first – 46 cm neckline, ~24 cm deep.
Starting Price: £27.50 on both.
Auction ends: March 24, 2016, 8:36 AM PDT
March 24, 2016, 8:42 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller colls.fy, Scotland, United Kingdom
Comments: These two Maltese scalloped collars are similar so I’ll put them together. The first is 3-part construction, Maltese crosses along the outside, Wheels alternating with leaves in the middle, and guipure crescents against the plaited leaf neckline.  The second also has a 3-part construction, Crosses alternating with flowers along the outer edge, lots of guipure surrounding Maltese crosses in the center, and a radiating wheat ear pattern next to the woven leaf neckline.  Along with the piece in the previous review, these form a nice set of excellent examples of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos on either..
Soilage: Cream color, looks clean on both.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles in the first. Center fold crease in the second..

272174883011    Sold for £48.87, 4 bidders
231880868710   Sold for £37.78, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hfmua3c rare piece of wide antique handmade gold thread bobbin lace 24″ x 6″
Size: 6″ x 24″
Starting Price: $55.00
Auction ends: March 24, 2016, 11:04 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: An insertion of gold lace, with a fairly complex pattern of guipure work. Note the woven leaves in the ground and along the edge. The thread seems to be all metal-wrapped core; no flat strips.  Impressive work that make quite a brilliant display. Hard to tell where it was made since metallic laces were made in several places, notably Spain and France. They all have fairly similar constructions. My guess would be France. Wish there were more.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: later 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, the other might be original.
Damage: Frayed where cut at one end.
Soilage: Seller cites a little tarnishing on 2 fold lines.
Finish: Any former fold creases are now gone.

401090170534   Sold for $102.51, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/z62pxtt long antique handmade Chantilly silk bobbin lace bonnet / hat veil CW
Size: 17″ x 44″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: March 24, 2016, 11:47 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: An elaborate Chantilly hat veil. The space is more fully used than usually found in these pieces. It is made in 4 horizontal strips.  The ‘urn’ design is a little unusual for a small piece like this.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: later 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Racroc splits especially the right end, and the upper border has come away at the left.
Soilage: Seller cites a little tarnishing on 2 fold lines. That border (where the ribbon is strung) is a little frayed.  Some pinholes in the mesh.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

401090193236   Sold for $53.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jfpr32z Beautiful Antique Brussels and Point De Gaze Lace Bridal Handkerchief
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: March 24, 2016, 7:00 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller 2posies4u, Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels bobbinlace appliqued on machine net. Quite an elaborate design that is a little disjoint from the outside to the inside.  Large areas are filled with grids of picoted needle-made rings, and Point de Gaze mesh is used to shade the flowers.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes in the tulle. Several small holes in the motifs.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Faint fold crease down the center.  The outer edges look a little frayed and folded.

231879989767   Sold for $89.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/z5frkxo Romantic Antique Irish Crochet Lace Wedding Dress Gown Mid ~ Late 1800s-2 PC WOW
Size: skirt: 27″ waist, 42″ front skirt length, 47″ back skirt length.  top: 30″ waist, shoulder to hem 16″, around at the bottom of the armholes, 36″.
Starting Price: $6,500.00 or Make Offer
Auction ends: March 24, 2016, 7:00 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mlquilts07, Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
Comments: A two-part dress of Irish Crochet and whitework embroidery.I especially like the sleeve caps off the bodice. The lace is heavily raised with a lot of sunflower designs. IO think it’s more a party dress than a wedding outfit. Probably Irish.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious in the description or photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a few faint storage spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles in the lace.

331786797376   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/jly8zvb Early 1800s handmade Mechlin bobbin wide lace edging yardage COUTURE COLLECT
Size: 3.25″ x 2 yards 9″
Starting Price: $155 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: March 24, 2016, 7:00 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States.
Comments: A border of Mechlin, early 19th c. Slightly scalloped border of dense floral design, 4 rows of sprigs in the upper ground. This type of lace is one of the great Mechlin styles.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 19th c.  Actually I think it might be a little later because of the half-stitch used in the lower border flowers.
Condition:
Modifications: One seam, perhaps original. I think it’s cut and secured on both ends.
Damage: A little fraying in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory/ecru color.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

141933428599   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/zekvdwd HAND MADE ANTIQUE NANDUTI OR SOL LACE PANEL. RUNNER OR STOLE?
Size: 20″ x 69″
Starting Price: £22.00
Auction ends: March 25, 2016, 9:41 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller georginanntiques, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A silk Ñanduti rectangular shawl.  These are square motifs and their are only two motifs. There are silk Ñanduti collars, so this is not unprecedented. It could also be an American piece using a square form, difficult to tell.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None. One join which might be original.
Damage: A few broken threads.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Edge needs some blocking.

252324517227   Sold for £26.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zdocalb Antique/vintage fine Maltese lace scarf
Size: 10″ x 89″
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: March 25, 2016, 11:43 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow Maltese rectangular scarf. Excellent design, flowers with 6-pointed star fillings around the edges.  The center has a kind of flower and leaf design, lots of guipure.  An impressive piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231882117149   Sold for £57.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jeosxea antique Brussels bridal lace shawl manton encaje antigua voild dentelle ancienne
Size: 25″ x 97″
Starting Price: £90.00 with reserve
Auction ends: March 25, 2016, 12:00 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: A shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. The floral design rises in a triangle at both ends, and there’s a fairly heavy border of leaf sprays around the entire piece. No esprits in the tulle. There are some needle-made decorative ‘mode’ fillings, mainly in grid form.
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.  Nice drape to the tulle.

301900951121   Sold for $250.00, 1 bidder.

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