Ebay Alerts! Ten items – April 3, 2016

http://tinyurl.com/hzdct4x C17th Bobbin Lace Flounce – North Italian – Milanese ? Antique Pillow Lace 3 mtr
Size: 3″ x 34″
Starting Price: £35.00
Auction ends: April 3, 2016, 4:38 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller supa_troopa, Redditch, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Milanese, with woven leaf ‘brides’. The ‘engrelure’ looks original to the piece.  The tapes are nicely decorated with a closely woven clothwork. The design itself is a little abstract with a symmetric, rather long repeat. It has the feel of an early piece, before the Milanese mesh grounds were developed. But hard to tell – this kind of lace has a very long history, and variations are present in many Eastern European countries.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 17th c.
Condition:
Modifications: One end might be cut, the other could be original
Damage: A few loose threads, minor
Soilage: Seller cites ivory cream color.
Finish: Soft and a little worn.  Overall wrinkling.

231892309714   Sold for £87.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hjdh5xm C17th EXQUISITE 3 PIECE ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY HAND DONE NEEDLE LACE COLLAR & CUFFS TRIM
Size: collar: 19″ neckline, 2.25″ wide  cuffs: 7.75″ x 2.75″ max width.
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: April 3, 2016, 4:38 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller trimchic, Thomaston, Maine, United States
Comments: A collar and cuffs of Point de Gaze. Raised petal roses.  The decorative ‘mode’ fillings are limited to single rings in the cuffs, more complex ones in the swagwork in the collar.  The design is conventional Point de Gaze, although not too ambitious. The collar and cuffs are contemporary, although there are some design differences.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some of the mesh in the cuffs looks replaced.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Slight wrinkling, and it has the shrunken look you see in washed pieces.

401096051375   Sold for $45.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/hhu3r3s C17th EXQUISITE 3 PIECE ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY HAND DONE NEEDLE LACE COLLAR & CUFFS TRIM
Size: 5.5″ diameter
Starting Price: $7.99
Auction ends: April 3, 2016, 10:04 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller trimchic, Thomaston, Maine, United States
Comments: This seller is listing several Armenian lace pieces.  The work is typical of the Armenian village of Vakifli in Turkey http://tinyurl.com/jqcnz8j.  I suspect many of the large Armenian needlelace doilies we see today come from that area.  To see an extreme example of Armenian lace, see the competition proposal at http://tinyurl.com/zn6ptow.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Modern.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351688960978   Sold for $33.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hjywxdb MAGNIFICENT FLOUNCE OF ANTIQUE LACE BRUSSELS OR POINT DE GAZE ? 645 CMS BY 42 CMS
Size: ~16.5″ x 250″
Starting Price: £0.99
Auction ends: April 3, 2016, 11:04 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller celestial20_0, United Kingdom
Comments: This piece is another section of the Crinoline flounce Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net, reviewed in the March 6, 2016 Ebay Alerts. I’ll defer to that description http://tinyurl.com/jmyd65b.  In that review I said I wished there were more of this lace. Here it is.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases. Lace like this would have been wound around a large cardboard rectangle, much as you find with bolts of cloth in any modern fabric store.

351689000615   Sold for £877.00, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/z66y66z ANTIQUE FINE DELICATE Handmade Duchesse LACE WEDDING Hanky/HANDKERCHEIF/14 x14.5
Size: ~14″ x 14.5″, slightly irregular.
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: April 3, 2016, 6:16 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller echo.obrien, Rye, New York, United States
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief. Basic snails/slugs style, but with some very nicely done roses. Irregular picoted brides, and some varied tally ‘leadwork’ fillings. Good example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites occasional broken bride, with small holes in the center cloth.
Soilage: Seller cites faint uneven yellowing; creamy off-white overall color.
Finish: Faint horizontal and vertical fold creases.

191838088975   Sold for $22.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jazk9rm VICTORIAN ERA HAND CHANTILLY LACE PARASOL COVER
Size: 23″ diameter.
Starting Price: $99.00
Auction ends: April 4, 2016, 10:43 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A small Chantilly parasol cover. 8-part design repeat.  No ombré shading, and the design is a bit simple.  Looks unused.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Wrinkled and folded especially along the edges.

331815880690   Sold for $103.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/z3nphhm ANTIQUE SWEET HAND POINT DE GAZE HANKIE WITH FINEST HANDKERCHIEF LINEN
Size: 13″ square
Starting Price: $99.00
Auction ends: April 4, 2016, 10:43 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze handkerchief with double raised petal roses. The roses on the outside edges are not raised. Note the diamond ‘windows’ in the petals, sign of a better manufacturer. I especially like the little teardrop projections outside the roses in the corners, and the cloth edge is carefully sculpted.  Not much in the way of decorative ‘mode’ fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: The lace looks beige in color, contrasting with the white cloth.
Finish: Vertical and horizontal fold creases.

331815880840   Sold for $158.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/j9bt3e8 ANTIQUE 1860 HAND DONE FRENCH CHANTILLY SILK LACE GOSSAMER LONG WHAWL OR STOLE
Size: 15″ x 92″
Starting Price: $99.00
Auction ends: April 4, 2016, 10:44 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A rectangular bobbinlace shawl, probably silk with halfstitch clothwork, honeycomb fillings, some point ground fillings. But mostly a ‘fond chant’ 6-pointed star ground.
Pieces like this are a definite puzzle. They are not typical of Chantilly, either in design or technique.  Kat stitch was used in Bucks lace, but normally not with halfstitch clothwork, and not in silk. I do have a large Spanish veil with this ground, although the clothwork is whole stitch.  I have a feeling that pieces like this are Spanish in origin, although I have no direct evidence.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

331815881140   Sold for $788.99, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jlhe8sz 19th C. English Honiton handmade bobbin lace border COLLECTOR Bride COSTUME
Size: 4″ x 52″
Starting Price: $49.00
Auction ends: April 4, 2016, 1:08 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Honiton guipure border. It has some hints of snails/slugs style, but the design is more advanced.   Picoted irregular brides, and extensive leadwork woven tallies.  There is a short repeat of two different designs.  Interesting piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Engrelure added at top and ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory white color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

141943054658   Sold for $56.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/h4ky9nj A 6.93 METRE (273″) BRUSSELS APPLIQUE LACE CRINOLINE FLOUNCE – 20″ (51cm ) Deep
Size: 20″ x 273″
Starting Price: £300.00
Auction ends: April 4, 2016, 1:33 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. There are a few needle-made fillings, basically small rings and knots. Romantic floral design, with some circular esprits, but not in the upper part of the net. The little three-leaf motif is used as an ‘esprit’ lower down – unusual.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: One end has been finished with another piece of lace.  I can’t see the other end.
Damage: Occasional small hole and pinhole. One repair to the tulle that looks original, one overcast repair to the tulle.  The entire piece is not photographed.
Soilage: Some localized brown spotting..
Finish: A little wrinkled.

191836537721   Sold for £417.12, 3 bidders.

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