Ebay Alerts! Fifteen items – May 29, 2016

http://tinyurl.com/gllloaz ANTIQUE HONITON LACE WEDDING HANDKERCHIEF
Size: 15″ x 14.5″
Starting Price: £5.99
Auction ends: May 29, 2016, 9:52 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller parsonagefinearts, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton guipure handkerchief. Nice photography, very detailed. Only slightly in the snails/slug style with some interesting raised work in three-lobed leaves. Two varieties of woven tally ‘leadworks.  Plaited picoted brides. Nice presence, good design organization to this piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One detached bride that I can see, minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little minor folding of motifs along the edges.

331861502133   Sold for £123.00, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/gmf2ebj ANTIQUE C19TH HANDMADE SILK MALTESE LACE COLLAR
Size: 20″ (across?) 6″ deep
Starting Price: £5.99
Auction ends: May 29, 2016, 9:54 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller parsonagefinearts, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese deep collar. Three layers deep – alternating guipure crosses and flowers around the outside edge. Roundels of woven leaves in the center, and small woven leaf flowers along the neckline. There’s also a plated edge along the neckline and ends.  Busy design, well executed.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Might be some blue marks in the closeup photo.
Finish: Slight wrinkling along outside edge.

231951837065   Sold for £30.07, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/z2ytse7 ANTIQUE C19TH HANDMADE BRUGES LACE BERTHA COLLAR AND CUFFS
Size: c0llar 35″ neckline, 4.5″ wide.  cuffs 8″ x 2.5″
Starting Price: £5.99
Auction ends: May 29, 2016, 9:56 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller parsonagefinearts, London, United Kingdom
Comments: There is a lot of Bruges Bloemwerk lace out there, but it’s unusual to find a matching collar/cuff set. Typical flowers and trefoil leaves with a little scroll wok. “Single tally fillings, and note the typical ‘islands’ in the plaited brides.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some fraying at closing ends.
Soilage: Yellowed around the neckline.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

231951840571   Sold for £15.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zqboqvr 87 ins antique/vintage fine 18th C Brussels bobbin lace
Size: 3″ x 87:
Starting Price: £160.00
Auction ends: May 29, 2016, 10:23 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground, mid 18th c. Louis XV undulating design, but with unusual variation Note the thin, segmented trail and lots of open space in the mesh. Motifs are delicately executed with interesting snowflake, partridge eye and diamond fillings, rather delicate in texture. Quite an interesting piece.
Provenance: From the auction http://tinyurl.com/zbs95qs.
Date: Mid 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut and secured both ends, engrelure added. Picoted lower border is a later addition. The heavy line at the upper edge below the engrelure is a little confusing.
Damage: Pulls in the ground, a few small holes/pinholes. Signs of repair in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites mid ivory color with scattered pale age browning.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

331862389173   Sold for £210.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/z8xrcq8 EXQUISITE 19th CENTURY BRUSSELS LACE BRIDES WEDDING HANDKERCHIEF 2.
Size: ~13.5″ square
Starting Price: £7.50
Auction ends: May 29, 2016, 12:45 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller vanye90, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels Duchesse.  No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts in fact these are a ‘rayed’ design of simple thin lines like twigs with some rings and a few decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Conventional Duchesse motifs with a little raised work on halfstitch ground in the strapwork. Delicately made, nicely organized. No roses anywhere in this piece. That’s a nice change.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, maybe a little beige, or that might be due to the color of the background.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

391461619439   Sold for £125.00, 13 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zlhb2p5 BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE 18th/19th CENTURY FLEMISH FINE LINEN BOBBIN LACE COLLAR
Size: ~15″ neckline, 3.5″ deep
Starting Price: £7.50
Auction ends: May 29, 2016, 12:50 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller vanye90, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of a pieced bobbinlace with needle-made ground. The history is a bit unclear, but it appears that there were two forms of this lace, all of which generally go under the name Point di Milan, although one was done in Italy, the other in Belgium. The Belgian product is often referred to as ‘Old Flanders’, although strictly speaking this applies only to the motifs.  It often appears with a bride ground.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks a little beige (probably from the background color) with a few localized brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

401123547785   Sold for £28.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zxndkxp EXQUISITE 19th CENTURY BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE BRIDES WEDDING HANDKERCHIEF 3
Size: ~14″ square
Starting Price: £7.50
Auction ends: May 29, 2016, 12:54 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller vanye90, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief of Point de gaze, with one raised petal in each small rose motif. Excellent technique and dense floral design, and note the 8-lobed decorative ‘mode’ filling. A higher-end market piece.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.  Beige cast in the photograph, which is probably due to the background used. Hard to tell the exact color of the piece.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

401123549835   Sold for £395.00, 16 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zzhkoyy Fabulous Length Antique Point de Gaze Brussels Lace Trim- 270cm /106 inches
Size: 15.5″ x 270″
Starting Price: £160.00
Auction ends: May 29, 2016, 2:30 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: A crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net. Well done Second Empire floral design with lots of small circular esprits in the ground (sign of an earlier piece). The needlelace motifs are primarily confined to the flowers.  Short repeat, meant for light ruffling.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Scattered small holes and pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

272251328087   Sold for £175.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/gwlfxlq VINTAGE IRISH CROCHET JABOT ECRU WITH SOME DAMAGE
Size: 16″ x 8″
Starting Price: $9.00
Auction ends: May 30, 2016, 8:19 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller itsforsaleby2, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin,  United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet ‘jabot’ worked all in one piece with the chocker collar, which is unusual. Raised work in the roses and especially the lower center flower – tightly worked, and I like the fillings used in the motifs. The motifs are a bit large, but overall this is a nice example of the type.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One broken bride.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

222127170441   Sold for $20.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/gsvz2kg Single long mid 18th C. Brussels bobbin lace lappet – COLLECTOR
Size: 31-32″ long
Starting Price: $149.00
Auction ends: May 30, 2016, 8:26 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: This appears to be two lappets attached together, one is then cut off. Both joined ends are cut.  The patterns in both segments do not appear to match, although they are of the same stylistic period, and same technical quality (which is excellent). Droschel ground which is made in narrow strips, and you can see the seams coming apart in the 8th photo.  Good overall design, filling the space a little better than slightly later works. Interesting snowflake and partridge eye variations in the fillings.
Date: 3rd quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: An assembled piece.  Picot edge is a later addition.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the mesh. Some joins in the mesh coming apart, a few repairs.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

142002371851   Sold for $160.39, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hvmjnlu Spectacular Point Colbert needle lace border 19th C. Décor STUDY COLLECT
Size: 1 yard 14″ x 4.5″
Starting Price: $149.00
Auction ends: May 30, 2016, 8:03 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: Point Colbert was a product of M. Auguste Lefébure of Bayeux and began around 1855.  The postcard below was published by Lefébure shows an example combined with some of his Alençon work.  It is not a slavish copy of Gros Point, but it is smaller in scale and used more naturalistic designs (often with Fleur d’Lis), and finer thread with mare widely spaced stitches. It was made into the early 20th c.
This piece is not Point Colbert – in style it more resembles contemporary Irish work. Especially the looped treatment of the border, and the design being much closer to the original Gros Point.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends..
Damage: A little fuzzy fraying, I wonder if the thread is cotton.
Soilage: Seller cites Ivory/ecru color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles

5/29/2016  This piece has been identified as a product of the Schuola di Merletti di Burano, probably early 20th c (see comment below).

131824649723   Roussel_13
Sold for $152.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jbywlxf 18th C. Brussels /Honiton bobbin lace applique Joined lappets – COSTUME COLLECT
Size: 4″ to 5″ x 48″
Starting Price: $59.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 30, 2016, 10:02 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A lappet scarf of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Good design, filling the space nicely. Some needle-made rings and knot fillings, the mark of Brussels work.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: I think there are some soft fold creases.

142002500915   Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/jd6javy Early 19th C. trailing floral Tambour embroidered bonnet veil BRIDE FASHION
Size: 1 yard 6″ x ~19″
Starting Price: $79.00 or  $135.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 30, 2016, 10:06 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A bonnet veil of tambour embroidered net.  Narrow trails of flowers and leaves, more massed at the lower border. beautifully worked. Well done needlerun filling stitches.  Probably a Belgian piece.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes. A little repair work.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkled. Wonderful drape to the tulle.

131824742621   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/zs3e4yv 130″ (3.30 METRES) OF VICTORIAN BRUSSELS APPLIQUE LACE – 3 1/2″ (9cm) Deep
Size: 3.5″ (without engrelure) x 130″
Starting Price: £26.00
Auction ends: May 30, 2016, 11:16 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A simple border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Unusual to find a piece like this so long and in basically unused condition. It’s quite a basic design, a more middle-market product.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Seller shows one hole in the tulle.
Soilage: Some brown discoloration.
Finish: Looks unused. Vertical fold creases.

191877105169   Sold for £26.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/zosky53 A VICTORIAN HONITON POINT LACE SQUARE COLLAR OR DRESS FRONT & BACK – Hand Made
Size: 15″ neckline, 5-3/4″ deep.
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: May 30, 2016, 11:16 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton Point dress front, meaning Honiton motifs with a needle-made ground.  Snails/slugs style. Turkey tails around the edge with some massed amorphous forms in the center. but it all works well.  Good leadwork tally fillings.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites some light age marking.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191877107856   No bids.

The computer is back with a new disc, settling in nicely.  I’ll add more laces later.

5/30/16 I’m going to cut it short here. It’s probably due to the Memorial Day holiday today, but Ebay is extremely slow. And on top of that, if you use Esnipe, Ebay has just put in some very severe restrictions on sniping, which has everyone is upset.  Hopefully the problems will be resolved quickly, and I’ll get back to the normal schedule.

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2 Responses to Ebay Alerts! Fifteen items – May 29, 2016

  1. Karen Margrethe Halstrøm says:

    Hello Laurie,

    You said regarding the Brussels bobbin lace listed by der beatle that the heavy line right below the engrelure was a little confusing. As the piece has evidently been ‘restored’ carefully, with added engrelure and picot edge, I rather wonder if the heavy line is not simply a tiny rolled seam – especially as the design does not seem to be 100% complete at the top. That was a common way of containing damage because of wear.

    The other thing is the so-called ‘Point Colbert’ length listed by lacemerchant. You are of course totally correct in saying that it is not Point Colbert, but I do know what it is as I recognize the pattern. It is from the Schuola di Merletti di Burano and is one of their Gros Point interpretations, and most likely from the early 20th century. They had a way of using the same elements of their designs re-arranged in different ways and sometimes with different fillings or grounds, but instantly recognizable.

    Best regards, Karen (Halstroem).

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