Ebay Alerts! Twenty-five items – April 24, 2016

http://tinyurl.com/jak33gm ANTIQUE LACE- Circa 17-18THEC. PUNCETTO W/DOUBLE HEADED EAGLE
Size: 24″ x almost 4.5″
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: April 24, 2016, 6:59 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York United States
Comments: Part of a band of early Italian Punto Tirato Tela Sfilata, with unusual red (perhaps silk) overcasting thread.  This is much rarer than the more often seen white linen thread. Typical arrangement of the main border edged with two smaller borders which we associate with early work – so is the undulating design. Here’s the hard part – what does the base cloth look like? It might be a fairly open plain weave, which has been embroidered over by a heavier white thread after the drawnwork was done (if there even was any drawnwork. You can see places where this raised work goes both in the horizontal and vertical direction, which makes me think it is not a supplementary weft/warp technique, but something used after the fact to bring the motifs out better.
Provenance: Museum deaccession
Date: 17th century.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: A little worn.
Soilage: Red dye is faded.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

152060484673   Sold for $158.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/huavl79 BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE CREAM DUCHESSE LACE COLLAR
Size: ~37″ neckline, 5″ deep
Starting Price: £19.99
Auction ends: April 24, 2016, 10:03 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller wattnotts, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A Bruges Bloemwerk  collar or bertha. the motifs are a little on the Duchesse side, but note the ‘islands’ in the brides and the lack of raised work. These are more typical of Bloemwerk. Simple pattern with few motifs effectively arranged.  Given the measurements I’m thinking the motifs are fairly large.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional broken bride and loose threads.
Soilage: A few localized brown spots. Seller cites a cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

381603964735   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/hfyhnso Antique/vintage point a l’aiguille/ point de gaze lace collar from France
http://tinyurl.com/jr87juf Antique/vintage point de gaze lace collar from France
Size: 13.5″ neckline
Starting Price: £40.00, £30.00
Auction ends: April 24, 2016, 12:17 PDT
April 26, 2016, 11:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Two needlelace collars from the same seller. The first has a tag labeled “Point a l’aiguille”, which was the preferred term originally used for what we now call “Point de Gaze”. No raised work or elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings, but there are some delicate grids of rings. The scallops in the first collar approach the ‘point de gaze guipure’ that you sometimes see in this lace. The looped picots around the edges are a sign of a specific, but unknown manufacturer.
The second collar is also Point de Gaze with no raised work, but with a denser design and little heavier cordonnet. The fillings are a little more elaborate than in the first piece. The outer edge treatment is interesting, a single thread periodically buttonholed along the edge.
Provenance: From the auction http://tinyurl.com/zbs95qs
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.  Engrelure added to the neckline of the first piece.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos on the first piece.  Neckline is a little frayed on the second.
Soilage: Both look clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles in either.  The first looks unused.

331834082739   Sold for £68.00, 3 bidders.
331835781623   Sold for £30.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/zjr56wz ANTIQUE.BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE & POINT DE GAZE NEEDLE LACE BERTHE COLLAR
Size: 15″ neckline, center front 12″ long, back width 3″, neck frill 1″
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: April 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller sewandso1, Sarasota, Florida, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles frontpiece, no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. Quite an interesting piece and even though it has an ‘assembled’ look, I think it is original. There is a lot of raised work in the Duchesse. Quite an effective design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the ptdG mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites a soft ecru/ivory color.  Slight discoloration.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

121958687813   Sold for $61.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zstxtc9 ANTIQUE FAUX TURTOISE SHELL,LACE FAN WITH BOX,A AHRWEILER,PARIS,LATE19th.
Size: 15″ neckline, center front 12″ long, back width 3″, neck frill 1″
Starting Price: $249.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: April 24, 2016, 8:40 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller ricou251, Autry le Châtel, France
Comments: A Chantilly fan with monogrammed blonde sticks. Naturalistic design, ombré shading. The lace is attached to some kind of beige backing. Excellent design, I find the straight curves of the top and bottom of the lace a little plain.
Provenance: Comes with a high quality box marked A Ahrweiler, Paris
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Outer edges are a little frayed.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

222086997684   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/jd3etfw 30.5 ins antique/vintage 18th century Valenciennes lace border
http://tinyurl.com/zvm6qd9 63 ins antique/vintage 18th century Binche lace border
http://tinyurl.com/h5lzj49 3 yards antique/vintage 18th century Valenciennes lace border
Size: #1 – 1.8″ x 30.5″, #2 – 2.2″ x 63″, #3 – 1.6″ x 3 yards
Starting Price: £35.00, £85.00, £85.00
Auction ends: April 25, 2016, 10:02 AM PDT
April 25, 2016 10:23 AM PDT, April 28, 2016 11:05 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Three mid 18th c round-hole Valenciennes borders from the same seller. All have the typical Louis XV undulating design with the second example ore complex than the others.  Undulations are a little broken up in the 3rd piece. Note the careful ‘line drawing’ effect, especially in the 2nd piece.
Provenance: From the auction http://tinyurl.com/zbs95qs
Date: Mid 18th century.
Condition:
Modifications: All cut on both ends, 2nd one has an engrelure extending over the ends. I think the picot edge is a later addition on the 1st and 2nd ones. 3rd one has a rolled edge at one side. 2nd one might be cut along the top.
Damage: #1: Top edge a little frayed when exposed.  #2, general fraying in the clothwork.
Soilage: #1, seller cites pale ivory color. #2 cites Pale ivory color with some minor age browning.  #3, overall discoloration.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231917451034   No bids.
231917434025   Sold for £85.00, 1 bidder.
331837431018   Sold for £92.99, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jbrmq7d 125 ins antique/vintage 19th century Mechlin lace border
Size: 3.2″ 125″
Starting Price: £50.00
Auction ends: April 25, 2016, 10:12 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Mechlin border, later 19th c. The naturalistic design at the use of half-stitch in the design is an indication of later 19th c. Note the woven square tallies in the fillings.  Beautiful piece.
Provenance: From the auction http://tinyurl.com/zbs95qs
Date: 2nd half 19th c, maybe later.
Condition:
Modifications: One join, cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Very minor creases.

231917447505   Sold for £81.09, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/j8l89ry Antique Handmade Lace Lappet Scarf- Silk Maltese Bobbin Lace
Size: 58″ x 8″ max
Starting Price: £140.00
Auction ends: April 25, 2016, 10:28 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of Maltese. Good guipure work at the ends with some leaves and a flower.  The medallions doing up the center of the piece are quite elaborate with woven tally stars and a central cross. There are a few fillings of 6-pointed start around the edges. An impressive piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional minor broken bride.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

272145995682   Unsold as of 4/25/2016 7:05 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/z9pkgpc ANTIQUE LAE- TWO BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCES W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: 10″ x (33-34″ and 33″)
Starting Price: $395.00
Auction ends: April 26, 2016, 5:51 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York United States
Comments: A Two segments of Brussels Duchesse  – there are two more segments listed as #152062757426. About the same length as these. Raised petal rose in each Point de Gaze insert, nicely worked. Raised work on half-stitch background in the Duchesse.  Occasional needlelace accents in the bobbinlace with no PtdG ground. The design is quite dense and well organized – a higher end market piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut, but I assume they are.
Damage: Some pinholes in some of the PtdG mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

391439234460   Sold for $395.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jlxj4n7 Large Antique Mid Victorian white Brussels Net on Net Crinoline Lace Shawl 1860s
Size: 48.5″ x 104″
Starting Price: £0.99
Auction ends: April 26, 2016, 7:44 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller madaboutfans, Cork, Ireland
Comments: A triangular shawl of applique on machine net – I think the applique is actually a net itself.  I think the edges are tamboured, which probably indicates Belgian origin.  Floral design with circulars esprits appliqued on.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional small hole and pinhole in the tulle, some repairs to the mesh. A little fraying at the edges of the piece. Some detachment of motifs.
Soilage: A few light yellow age stains.
Finish: Seller thinks it might have been washed.

201564873827   Sold for £405.00, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hqapuqn Antique/vintage Brussels point de gaze lace collar/dress front
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: £60.00
Auction ends: April 26, 2016, 10:31 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Point de Gaze with long front points. Single and multiple raised petals in the roses. Elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings, including some large medallions.  A well-designed high-end market piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh, occasional tiny hole.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331835723921   Sold for £112.35, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jz4vsyo Antique/vintage 18th C blonde lace lappet
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: £18.00
Auction ends: April 26, 2016, 11:47 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A blonde lappet scarf, probably French. Unusual to see this lace in this form. Very light, open design with interesting patches of clothwork around the end motifs.  It makes a lot of use of rings as esprits, and as the edge pattern.  Honeycomb fillings.
Provenance: From the auction http://tinyurl.com/zbs95qs
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231918698252  Sold for £89.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zaqupxg BRUGES BOBBIN LACE  w Lacemaker, Shows Towers of Bruges, Spider
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $240.00
Auction ends: April 26, 2016, 2:59 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Comments: Probably a souvenir Bloemwerk piece, showing a Belgian maker at her kantkussen with bobbins in raised work.  There’s a view of something in Bruges out one window, and a spider with web in another window. All this is quite well done, and note the complex plaited grounds. Unfortunately the dimensions are not given. Things like this do come up occasionally, but not often. I have a Point de Paris lacemaker in my own collection (shown below).
Provenance: Not given.
Date: ~1900.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Slight wrinkling.

4/24/16  I got a note from a LaceNews reader who says she has a pattern for the listed piece which is labeled “Bruges” and looks to be from the end of the 19th c.  She has also reminded me that my piece was designed by Marleen Lievens in Belgium.

351714515042   Point_de_Paris   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/zx5pfak Antique/vintage Brussels duchess lace collar and cuffs – violets
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: £30.00
Auction ends: April 27, 2016, 10:10 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Collar and cuff set of Duchesse de Bruges. Raised bobbinlace on half-static background in the violet motifs, and note the well-worked small buds around the sides. It’s a fairly complex design, not typical Duchesse.
Provenance: From the auction http://tinyurl.com/zbs95qs
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional loose thread.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles, yet not entirely crisp.

331836468598   Sold for £31.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jsblqkw CIVIL WAR ERA HAND BRUSSELS LACE LAPPET DRESS ACCESSORY
Size: 4″ x 44″
Starting Price: $99.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: April 26, 2016, 10:43 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A lappet scarf of Duchesse de Bruges, a little on the Bloemwerk side.  Conventional motifs, simple floral design in a form not seen too often.
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.

331815880777   Unsold as of 4/27/2016 9:06 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/h9jvq2l Antique FABULOUS Victorian Handmade Rosaline Lace Collar Museum Piece RARE! VC61
Size: 28″ neckline, 50″ outside edge, 4″ deep.
Starting Price: $360.00 Buy-it-Now (on sale for a while)
Auction ends: April 28, 2016, 5:15 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lois437, West Floomfield, Michigan, United States
Comments: A Rosaline Perlé collar. This is a Belgian lace that developed later in the 19th c and is characterized by small motifs with looped edges, holes in the clothwork, sometimes with, sometimes without a bride ground, and simple bobbin-made fillings. The perls can be needle or bobbin-made, I can’t tell from the photos on this piece.  This is a large well-worked piece of excellent design.
Provenance: Former property of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

262359097996   Unsold as of 5/1/2016 11:49 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/hjphbw4 Antique/vintage Brussels duchess lace collar and cuffs – violets
Size: 3.2″ x 20″
Starting Price: £120.00
Auction ends: April 28, 2016, 10:50 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A pair of 18th c lappets with droschel ground, probably Belgian. As noted in the writeup I helped in the identification of this set. The fillings don’t show much variation, but the motifs are quite delicately worked. Note that the design of the flowers changes as you go to each repeat – a sign of a better thought out design. I especially like the woven ‘tally’ detail that you can see all in a row at the ends of each lappet. It is details like this that make me think these are Flemish rather than English.
Provenance: From the auction http://tinyurl.com/zbs95qs
Date: 3rd quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut at the tops.
Damage: A few pulls in the mesh.
Soilage: Some localized brown spotting.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231920715163   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/gssgy4w Antique Point De Gaze Lace Shawl Handmade
Size: 54″ x 107″
Starting Price: $350.00
Auction ends: April 29, 2016, 10:53 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller nconny, New Milford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse triangular shawl with raised petal roses in the naturalistic roses in the Point de Gaze inserts.  Lots of raised work in the elaborate bobbinlace on halfstitch background. The design is so dense and naturalistic, I’ve rarely seen anything like it before. A high-end market piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: I see one repair in the photos, seller cites two 2″ holes, not sure where they are. Some separation of motifs along the top.  All minor.
Soilage: Some brown spotting.
Finish: I think there’s a vertical fold crease down the center.

381609031732b   381609031732   381609031732a
381609031732c   Sold for $1,815.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hwmveqf 90 ins antique/vintage 19th century Valenciennes petticoat lace border
Size: 3″ x 90″
Starting Price: £25.00
Auction ends: April 29, 2016, 11:01 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A square mesh Valenciennes border with ombré half-stitch shading.  Short repeat, very careful technique with just a few esprits in the ground. I like the term ‘petticoat border’, this lace was often used to edge personal linens.
Provenance: From the auction http://tinyurl.com/zbs95qs
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a pale ivory color.
Finish: Might be some faint vertical fold creases, not sure.

231921681558   Sold for £29.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/gvchgkd Antique/vintage 18th century Mechlin bobbin lace joined lappets
Size: 3.7″ x 44″
Starting Price: £180.00
Auction ends: April 29, 2016, 11:16 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Louis XV Mechlin set of lappets joined at the top. Quatrefoil filings, and the little diamond windows in the clothwork are both very typical of this lace.  Each ‘window’ is supposed to be a prayer to the Virgin. The motifs are a little blocky in shape – you see this a lot in Mechlin of this period. Toward the join the flower seems to be coming from a kind of flowerpot – but the main thing is that the floral design changes with each undulation in the design.
Provenance: From the auction http://tinyurl.com/zbs95qs
Date: 3rd quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Joined at the top, hard to tell if the top edges are intact.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh, minor.
Soilage: Occasional small brown spot.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231921691717   Sold for £411.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/gtbrccz Antique Lacemaker’s Pillow
Size: pillow – 18″ wide 7.5″ height at back, 4″ at front. 12.5″ x 14″ base.  Stand goes from 26″ to 38″
Starting Price: $100 with reserve, $200 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: April 29, 2016, 6:21 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacecathy, Sandia Park, New Mexico, United States
Comments: Lace pillows like this are found in Switzerland and in Belgium. The Belgian ones tend to have the roller set toward the front of the pillow, Swiss ones are more toward the back, even hanging over the back edge.  But there are no hard and fast rules here. In this piece the decorative back element is quite interesting, but there’s nothing like it in the “Klöppel~Kissen~Ständer” book. Ratcheted stand looks more Belgian, but atypical. Note how it is attached to the pillow, something you don’t see normally.  I think the stand looks more modern than the pillow – little foot wear.
Provenance: Purchased from a historic registered house in Clovis, NM. Previously purchased from a small agricultural museum in Texas.
Date: early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: General wear and some bald spots on the pillow.
Soilage: Looks like a little water staining on the pillow.
Finish: N/A

291745713802   291745713802a   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/hwpohtd Antique Teneriffe Lace Making Wheel faux Tortoise Briggs Patent No 1
Size: 2.25″ diameter
Starting Price: $9.50
Auction ends: April 30, 2016, 6:04 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller sewcollect, West Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: The round imitation tortoiseshell Briggs Teneriffe lace loom is pretty rare.  This is an excellent example.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: The patent is dated Dec 31, 1901.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Pictures aren’t too detailed, but finish looks good.

111975407042   Sold for $66.99, 10 bidders.

 

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