Ebay Alerts! Twenty-four items – April 10, 2016

http://tinyurl.com/zym9ext 290cms antique handmade Brussels applique lace – pristine
Size: 6.5 cm x 290 cm
Starting Price: £62.00
Auction ends: April 10, 2016, 10:10 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. very simple design with small, delicate motifs. Just a few needle-made knots used as fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: One repair to the tulle in the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a few tiny storage marks.
Finish: A few small creases.

201554587707   Sold for £64.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zn6lh8x Antique Flanders Bobbin Lace for Collector
Size: 2.75″ x 78″
Starting Price: $19.95
Auction ends: April 10, 2016, 11:17 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller healthnutlady, Newtonville, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A border of Mechlin.  Short repeat of a simple cornucopia design with flowers and two different fillings.  Slightly scalloped edge.No esprits in the upper ground. Unusual design, plain but effective.
Provenance: From an estate sale near Boston.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, but there might be a little fraying along the top edge near one end. Minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases and some wrinkling near ends.

191841326044   Sold for $20.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/h5gnexz BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE POINT DE ANGLETERRA LACE COLLAR
Size: 37 cm neckline, 23 cm deep point.
Starting Price: £24.99
Auction ends: April 10, 2016, 11:42 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller wattnotts, Derbyshire, United Kingidom
Comments: A unusual dress front of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze roses – the ones without ground in the front point.  The back pieces have no raised petals, but some carefully worked flowers with rings around the centers. Note the raised bobbinlace work on halfstitch ground in the ribbons and swags. Interesting design with embedded needle-made roses and the bow design works all the way around the neckline.
The form of this piece is a bit unusual, but it is really made by the triangular front point. A really interesting piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. PtdG mesh looks good.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: I think there’s a fold crease down the center.

381586855685   Sold for £69.90, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zpey4kb Exquisite – antique Point de Gaze handmade lace wedding handkerchief in box
Size: 35 cm square
Starting Price: £180.00
Auction ends: April 10, 2016, 12:00 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: A high-end market Point de Gaze handkerchief with original box from the Compagnie des Indes. No raised work, and the decorative ‘mode’ fillings are fairly elaborate, mostly in grid form. Good naturalistic design with finely worked motifs and esprits in the ground. This manufacturer was quite famous and maintained workshops in France and Belgium.
Provenance: From a chateau in Brittany.Compagnie des Indes manufacture.
Date: If we assume that the box is original, the date has to be after 1900 since that date is written on the box label.
Condition:
Modifications: None.  What I’m really missing in this listing is one good picture of the whole piece laid flat on a dark background.
Damage: Small hole along one edge. Occasional pinhole in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases. The motifs look slightly shrunken, probably from a past wash.

191841352560   191841352560a   Sold for £220.01, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hsuevcp Antique 3-Dimensional Irish Crochet Hand Made Lace Bodice or Collar Pale Ecru
Size: 32″ long, 7.5″ neckline to lower edge depth.
Starting Price: $89.00, $139.95 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: April 10, 2016, 12:24 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller healthnutlady, Newtonville, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A bodice top of Irish Crochet.  Probably French manufacturer from the type of raised work seen in the flower centers, and the very precise picoted mesh. The motifs are rightly worked, and I especially like the little raised edge around the trefoils.  A very precise piece.
Provenance: From an estate sale near Boston.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Small gap on the lower edge, center left.
Soilage: Seller cites a pale ecru color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191841370083   Sold for $94.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/z9kxb2y Antique Flanders Bobbin Lace for Collector
http://tinyurl.com/hex89b2 Early 1700s handmade Binche Snow/Pigeon eye bobbin lace edging COLLECT
Size: #1: 27-9/16″ long, 2-3/4″ wide (I think that’s just the lace)
#2: 1.5″ x 33″
Starting Price: $9.90
$325.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: April 10, 2016, 1:05 PM PDT
April 13, 2016, 6:53 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller seizan21, Kamakura, Japan
Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: I’ll review these two pieces together, they are similar. Both are early Valenciennes, the first with the 5-hole ground with snowflake fillings, the second with a partridge eye ground. Both have the trailing design associated with the period, the second one less refined than the first. The ‘line drawing’ effect in the clothwork is very evident in the first piece, which is the more ambitious technically.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1730’s.  The second piece is probably earlier than the fist.
Condition:
Modifications: #1 cut both ends, attached to a circular cloth remnant – I think this might be original.
#2  Cut both ends, engrelure attached.  Difficult to tell if the top edge is intact.
Damage: #1 seller sites a few small holes and two repairs along the edge, minor. Lower edge a little frayed in places.
#2   Slight overall wear, one break in the lower edge.
Soilage: Seller cites an ivory/ecru color on #2. Localized red staining.
Finish: Vertical fold creases and other creases on both.

191841115712   Sold for $223.50, 5 bidders.
141951234909   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/j4b3jv6 Antique Barbour Irish Linen Pale Ecru Lace Hand Made V Neck Collar
Size: 31″ neckline, unsure of center depth measurement.
Starting Price: $39.95
Auction ends: April 10, 2016, 1:59 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller healthnutlady, Newtonville, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A shawl collar of floral Beds, and the design looks like oak leaves and acorns.  This is a very typical arrangement for Beds collars; a solid inner section with a wide border on the outside and a narrow border inside.   Good technique with raised tallies on top of the oak leaf whole stitch. No gimp has been used that I can see.  I have a collar of the exact same pattern in my own collection.
Provenance: From an estate sale near Boston.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a pale ecru color.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

201554742522   sold for $41.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hedudbr Antique Handmade Brussels Point De Gaze Lace Collar cape capelet Victorian
Size: 28″ neckline, 5″ max depth.
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: April 10, 2016, 3:33 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller 69travl, Bernardston, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A collar of Point de Gaze, high-end market product. It has elements of a more Venise/Zele type lace with a bride ground.  Interesting fillings, and note the variation on the typical Point de Gaze flower center ring chain used on the flowers here.  Noted the linked picots around the edges of the piece, which imitates Alençon horsehair. Some motifs have cordonnets, some don’t. The decorative ‘mode’ fillings are a little simple, but the variation in clothwork and the rather Art Nouveau design are exceptional.
Provenance: From a New England estate.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites ‘small holes in the net’, but I can’t find them.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

252342669975  Sold for $123.53, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hf966dr ANTIQUE BRUSSELS LACE AND PIERCED CARVED AND INLAID MOTHER OF PEARL FAN
Size: 9.5″ long
Starting Price: £10.00
Auction ends: April 11, 2016, 1:09 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller colonelblimp, Ilminster, United Kingdom
Comments: A fan of Brussels Duchesse with inlaid Mother of Pearl (abalone) sticks.  There’s a very large inset of Point de Gaze on the left hand side  with raised petal roses which makes this whole piece unique. Conventional Duchesse motifs with raised work on halfstitch background in the swags. Original tassle survives.
Provenance:
 None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious in the lace from the photos, which unfortunately do not enlarge when clicked. One guard stick broken.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

182079762040   Sold for £58.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hw6codl ESTATE ANTIQUE VERY EARLY ITALIAN RETICELLA LACE TRIM LENGTH
Size: 9.5″ long
Starting Price: $99.00
Auction ends: April 10, 2016, 3:33 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A border of Reticella with the typical three-part design; a larger center portion and two narrower borders.  The base does seem to be the original cut and drawnwork cloth  I like the compactness of the stitching – it has an early feel.  The pattern itself is not very ambitious with the simple triangles. But the picots worked on the side of the picots is something that you wouldn’t see in, say, modern Cyprus work which also uses this motif.  It does looked finished on the top and bottom edges, meaning it probably wasn’t cut off of an original linen.  Unsure exactly what that means.
Provenance: “Out of early collection”.
Date: 17th-18th c.  Difficult to attribute a precise date, this type of work has had a very long history.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends Cut.
Damage: Slight wear on top and bottom edges.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

371593231291   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/jz92lxo 19th C, long handmade Valenciennes bobbin lace lappets CW COSTUME COLLECT BRIDE
Size: 34″ each, 3.5 to 3.5″ wide
Starting Price: $149.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: April 13, 2016, 6:57 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A pair of Valenciennes lappets with square mesh ground. The small motif open design is typical of late 18th early 19th c work, as is the long form of these pieces. Excellent example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Early 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: I don’t think they are joined although there’s no clear photo of the tops. I’m not certain, but the picot edge may be a later addition.
Damage: Slight fraying in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131773597833   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/ze2wbgx Antique Honiton Lace Veil Some Repairs
Size: 278 cm x 178 cm
Starting Price: £50.00
Auction ends: April 13, 2016, 12:52 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller loujane1210, S. Devon, United Kingdom
Comments: A triangular shawl of Brussels needlelace applique on machine net. Typical romantic floral 2nd Empire design, and note the esprits in the tulle.  Needlelace shawls like this don’t come along very often.  it lacks an elaborate floral design over the entire piece, but from what I can see, is very acceptable.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th century.
Condition:
Modifications: None, although there’s no photo of the complete piece.
Damage: Seller cites 6 noticeable repairs, a small hole and some snags in the tulle. The repairs shown in the photos look acceptable.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘grubby grey’ color. Which might be an acceptable patina to a collector – I would not recommend washing this piece.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311585332191   311585332191a   Sold for £460.00, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hgf3g5l Fancy Antique Bobbin Black Lace Collar Connecticut Estate LARGE SIZE
Size: 20″ neckline, outer edge 66″, 11.5″ deep.
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: April 13, 2016, 1:59 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gb-best, Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A large shawl collar of probably Le Puy guipure.  It has an interesting square picoted ground, some good fillings, and a little raised work on point ground in some motifs.  Note the long narrow woven leaves – this makes me wonder if the piece might be Spanish.
Provenance: From a Connecticut Estate. Photos of previous owner are in the listing – name will be provided to the buyer.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th century.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141951616925   Sold for $29.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/zhv932d Antique Reticella needle lace FAN LEAF COLLECTOR FASHION
Size: 9.5″ tall, lace 5″ deep.
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: April 14, 2016, 1:20 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: I’ve never seen this before, a fan leaf of Reticella.  Or Punto in Aria if you like since it doesn’t have a drawn/cutwork foundation. You can see signs of a laid cord foundation.  Note the interesting looped picots – that’s probably the key to identifying a maker.  Hard to say where this is from, and it looks a little stiff for a fan..
Provenance: None cited.
Date: early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Might be one fold crease in the center, hard to tell. A bit wrinkled along the edges.

131774849565   Sold for $102.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hecu42e Museum Antique Brussels LACE Point De Gaze Lappet ORNATE Connecticut Estates
Size: 41″ x 3.75″
Starting Price: $285.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: April 14, 2016, 1:59 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gb-best, Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze lappet scarf. Raised petal roses at the ends of the piece, but overall the design is quite flat. Note the large decorative “mode” filling in a medallion at the ends of the piece. Otherwise fillings are limited to single rings. There are some circular esprits in the mesh.  Conventional motifs in a dense pattern, not a lot of room for the mesh.
Provenance: From a Connecticut Estate. Photos of previous owner are in the listing – name will be provided to the buyer.
Date: 4th quarter 19th century.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites some age spotting.
Finish: A little creasing in some edge motifs at the ends.

131774966213   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/z5paa5k Museum Antique Brussels LACE Point De Gaze Wedding VEil Shawl 9 Feet GLORIOUS
Size: 26″ x 108″
Starting Price: $4,500.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: April 14, 2016, 8:11 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gb-best, Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse rectangular shawl. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Note the grids of needle-made rings and knots used with the bobbinlace. There’s a little raised bobbin work on halfstitch background in the swags, and some halfstitch shading in the blowers and leaves. The design is an excellent dense floral that doesn’t really crowd anything.  I do find all the motifs a bit large, but appropriate to the scale of the piece. The extensive use of gimp puts this a little bit on the Bruges side.  A higher end market piece.
Provenance: From a Connecticut Estate. Photos of previous owner are in the listing – name will be provided to the buyer. (I like this lady, she’s curvy like me, and looks well cinched.)
Date: 4th quarter 19th century.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites some small holes – you can see these in the Point de Gaze mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites some age spotting.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141952840283   141952840283a   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/ztpljol Museum Antique Brussels LACE Point De Gaze Collar ORNATE Large
Size: 38.5″ neckline, 83″ outer edge, 6″ deep
Starting Price: $495.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: April 14, 2016, 8:12 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gb-best, Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse bertha. There are roses in the Point de Gaze inserts, but I don’t think the petals are raised.   Good raised work in the bobbinlace on the halfstitch background. Dense, floral design.
Provenance: From a Connecticut Estate. Photos of previous owner are in the listing – name will be provided to the buyer.
Date: 4th quarter 19th century.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a break along one edge.
Soilage:  Seller cites some age spotting  and an ecru color.
Finish: Looks like there are some vertical fold creases.

131775115368   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hsfvbtq Museum Antique Brussels Needle Net LACE Point De Gaze Collar ORNATE Large
Size: 41″ neckline, 76″ outer edge, a bit less than 6″ deep.
Starting Price: $495.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: April 14, 2016, 8:13 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gb-best, Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A Belgian needlelace bertha – much like the collar reviewed above.  Large Point de Gaze inserts with raised petals flowers – I think they are roses, but there’s some kind of daffodil-like thing coming out of them, so I’m not sure.  Diamond windows in the petals.  The ‘Venise’ portions are nicely sculpted with single and occasionally loped picots on the brides. Very nice presence to this piece.
Provenance: From a Connecticut Estate. Photos of previous owner are in the listing – name will be provided to the buyer.
Date: 4th quarter 19th century.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller shows a break along one edge. PtdG mesh looks OK.
Soilage:  Seller cites an off white to cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131775116036   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hs4le36 200 ins antique/vintage Brussels needle lace applique flounce
Size: 19.5″ x 200″
Starting Price: £60.00
Auction ends: April 15, 2016, 8:13 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A wide flounce of Brussels needlelace applique on machine net.   Sparse floral design with small sprigs used as single esprits in the upper ground. Little in the way of decorative ‘mode’ fillings, just some knots and the occasional ring.  A light, delicate piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th century.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Scattered small holes and some repairs. Engrelure missing for 54 inches from one end.
Soilage:  Seller cites antique tea color.
Finish: Slight wrinkling.

231907302600   Sold for £255.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hs2lpkc ANTIQUE GOSSAMER HAND HONITON LACE BRIDAL VEIL LONG W/BUTTERFLYS & BOWS
Size: 19″ x 130″
Starting Price: £60.00
Auction ends: April 15, 2016, 11:56  AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A Honiton guipure rectangular shawl. Snails/slugs style with some figural work of birds and butterflies. The some 3-D elements on their wings. Woven tally leadworks, and note that the brides are also woven tallies.
Shawls like this do come up occasionally, and I have two in my collection, one white and one black. Neither has the looped edge that this one has.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th century.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

371595591974   $152.50, 7 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/zzokkw9 wide antique bobbin lace applied on tulle wedding shawl bridal encaje antigua
Size: 23″ x 120″
Starting Price: $650.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: April 15, 2016, 1:01 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. The design motifs are fairly large and scattered a bit, with fairly sparse  a trailing ‘ribbons’ and flowers worked at the ends. Note the small esprits throughout the tulle. Lots of gimp work in the motifs, which are more on the Bruges Bloemwerk side.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th century.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some localized pinholes and small holes in the mesh.
Soilage:  Some localized brown spotting.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

401070135582   401070135582a  Unsold as of 4/16/2016 12:11 MST.

http://tinyurl.com/zprhrwb Antique – Vintage Fine cream Lace Edged Handkerchief – Victorian – Hankie
Size: 12″ square.
Starting Price: £48.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: April 16, 2016, 4:08 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartsdesigns01, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Comments: A beds handkerchief with a largely geometric design.  Narrow trails form tear-shaped motifs around the edge, and the corners have some tally raised work. Square picoted brides.  There might be an inked owner’s name in the upper right corner.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th century.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Small hole in lower right corner next to the cloth.
Soilage:  Seller cites a cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

252323823784   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/h835ym5 Lovely Antique Black Chantilly Lace Shawl, Mantilla or Head Scarf 68″
Size: 68″ x 18″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: April 16, 2016, 6:18 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, United States
Comments: A Chantilly shawl collar with lappet ends. No ombré shading. The center part has scattered florals, the outer edges are heavier. I’ve only seen two other pieces like this come up for sale on Ebay in the past 5 years.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th century.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Several holes in the mesh. One break along the neckline.
Soilage:  Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

222078799214   Sold for $51.00, 4 bidders.

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