Ebay Alerts! Nineteen items – June 5, 2016

http://tinyurl.com/zc88uz5 Stunning Applied Honiton Collar – Birds, Roses, Thistles, Lillies/Tulips
Size: Not cited.
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: May 5, 2016, 2:51 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller supa_troopa, Redditch, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: A Dress front of Honiton applique on machine net. Unusual piece – the motifs are very large and rather random in organization. Good execution in the motifs – but it  doesn’t seem to come together too well.  Two motifs are birds.  Large florals around the edge with woven tally leadwork fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Fold creases and a little other soft creasing.

231960103321   231960103321a   Sold for £20.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/h5eytq7 BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE 19th CENTURY LINEN BOBBIN LACE COLLAR BRUSSELS CANTU ROSALINE
Size: 36″ neckline, 5″ deep
Starting Price: £7.50
Auction ends: May 5, 2016, 12:30 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller vane90, UK, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Cantu bobbinlace. Typical swirling pattern with three and five headed flowers. Personal items like this are a little unusual in Cantu, you see much more in table and bed linens.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One separation in the neckline, a few broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean, hard to tell with brown background.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

401127102939   Sold for £24.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/z73u5fl An Exquisite Huge Length Of Le Puy Bobbin Lace C.1880
Size: 30 cm x 600 cm
Starting Price: £62.00
Auction ends: May 5, 2016, 12:31 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A long, reasonably wide length of black silk guipure. It might be Le Puy; it has one of their ground variations, and the ,motifs placed against point ground are typical of this lace.  But he twisted weaving sections, and the long thin tallies are found elsewhere, like in Spain. The overall design is also not quite as refined as most Le Puy designs are.  Interesting piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Fourth quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: A few pulls in the ground.
Soilage: Looks clean, hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: A little wrinkled.  Black silk guipures stand up quite well over time.

351745599003   Sold for £62.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/zp8kteh ANTIQUE FIGURAL BOBBIN LACE HANDKERCHIEF ORIGINAL BOX MRS ARMSTRONGS LACE MAKERS
Size: ~8.75″ x 9″
Starting Price: £7.50
Auction ends: May 5, 2016, 12:40 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller vanye90, United Kingdom
Comments: A Mechlin handkerchief with an elaborate Bucks Cottage Workers Agency box.  Harry Armstrong founded this organization in 1906, and it lasted until he died in 1943. He always operated under the name of Mrs. Armstrong, although he never married. There is an excellent article about the agency at http://tinyurl.com/z34rvjt.  The box is wonderfully collectible all by itself.
Difficult to say if this piece was made in England. Armstrong did import Cluny lace from Belgium, and probably crochet from Ireland.  I can’t find any record of agency lacemakers making Mechlin.  This piece has an interesting figural design, a little blocky, as is often found in Mechlin.
Provenance: Bucks Cottage Workers Agency box. We can only assume the lace goes with the box.
Date: 1st half 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, hard to tell with the brown background.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases. Looks like it fits folded up in the box with plenty of room to spare.

401127108679   401127108679a   Sold for £239.18, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jc8hrmq 139 ins antique/vintage 19th century bobbin lace
Size: ~30″ x 4″ max depth
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: May 5, 2016, 12:49 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Mechlin border with 5-hole ground. The design is Louis XV, however it really has a more 19th century feel. There’s a general looseness of the weave, and the picot edge is more separated from the design than you find in earlier pieces. And the condition is extremely good; not typical of an early piece. Good undulating design with snowflake fillings.
Provenance: From the auction http://tinyurl.com/zbs95qs.
Date: later 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, the other end might be the cut finish of the piece.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331868652479   Sold for £90.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/glcy836 Antique/vintage delicate Honiton lace collar – for child/doll
Size: 12″ neckline, 2″ deep.
Starting Price: £18.00
Auction ends: May 6, 2016, 10:50 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A small Honiton collar. PRetty much out of the snails/slugs style, but still with the scattered ‘English flower garden’ or ‘Devon hedgerow’ look.  The motif elements are quite small with novel arrangements of woven tally leadworks. Un-picoted irregular brides.  Interesting piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites soft old white color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331868668514   Sold for £18.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/h8f9msw * 19thc E. European bobbin Lace Lappet *
Size: 47″ x 2.5″ to 4.5″
Starting Price: $15.00
Auction ends: May 7, 2016, 11:15 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of bobbin tape lace, perhaps Yelts.  This type of lace was made in Italy and several places in Eastern Europe, so is difficult to attribute.  Good symmetric design
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

162087797018   Sold for $118.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jqbsxpm * Antique Brussels DUCHESSE Bobbin Lace FICHU SHAWL COLLAR *
Size: 13″ x 52″
Starting Price: $120.00
Auction ends: May 7, 2016, 11:21 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A small triangular shawl of Duchesse de Bruges.  Excellent floral design – the feathery leaves remind me of some types of Honiton. No raised work, but there are designs in a halfstitch ground that provide nice relief to some of the flowers and trefoil leaves.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites creamy white color, one faint mark on neck edge.
Finish: Vertical fold creases. Seller things it might have been washed, I agree, but done very well.

162088328480   Sold for $265.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zu4hj38 * Antique IRISH CROCHET Attractive Lace Cape – Collar — 19thc *
Size: 18″ neckline, 11″ deep
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: May 7, 2016, 11:31 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep collar of Irish Crochet. Interesting design – usually pieces like this have the larger motifs on the outside. Here everything is reversed. Note the Clones knot picots, and the interesting groups of raised dots in the centers of the larger flowers.  The motifs are tightly worked. The outside has a floral pattern I’ve never seen before, all in a kind of ‘knotted guipure’ early type of IC.   Interesting and impressive piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean..
Finish: Doesn’t lie quite flat, but that’s probably part of the manufacture.

162088690519   Sold for $103.79, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zyaudyq Gorgeous Handmade Tenerife Lace Pinwheel Tablecloth, 49″ Round
Size: 49″ round (not sure what that means)
Starting Price: $24.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: May 7, 2016, 6:55 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller graysquirrel, Morgantown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A round piece of Sol lace.  I haven’t seen this form before.  It might be a modern Nanduti piece. If you look closely the threads have a sheen and loose twist, probably modern thread. Good design with only 3 motifs.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: Late 20th c or later.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean..
Finish: Fold creases present.

231963562268   Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/z6mkfzx Victorian Brussels Rose Point de Gaze Duchesse Bobbin Lace Mother of Pearl Fan
Size: 9″ long, 17″ wide opened.
Starting Price: $267.99
Auction ends: May 7, 2016, 8:03 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller 1860-1960, San Mateo, California, United States
Comments: A fan of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Small, delicate motifs, with a few simple ring needle-made fillings.  Good compartmentalized designs with a few unusual flowers. The carved Mother of Pearl sticks are a little overwhelming, and the depth of the lace itself is a little narrow for a typical fan.  It has the original tassel. The lace is backed with a shear fabric which loses a little of the design in the lace.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One repair to a guard stick.
Soilage: Hard to tell the color of the lace, maybe a little beige. Some localized reddish discoloration, mainly along the ribs.
Finish: Expected fan creases.  The top edge is a little wrinkled, but seems to be intact.

371637695284   Sold for $276.99, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/h95l5uc Mid 18th C. English bobbin lace yardage – vrai droschel ground – COLLECT COSTUME
Size: 3″ x 2 yards 17″
Starting Price: $89.00
Auction ends: May 8, 2016, 10:57 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Devon pieced bobbinlace border with droschel ground.   The design is a little simpler than contemporary Flemish work.  Note the interesting fillings which will eventually develop into the leadworks of Honiton. No esprit work in the ground which leaves a lot of open space.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, The other end might be original. Engrelure added.
Damage: Pinholes in the mesh. A few repairs in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

142011457663   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/gv7rlr2 185 ins antique/vintage Mechlin lace border circa 1830
Size: 185″, width not given.
Starting Price: £95.00
Auction ends: May 8, 2016, 10:58 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Mechlin border in the style of the late 18th to early 19th c.  7 rows of esprits in the upper ground, impressive.  The design of the lower border has a little resemblance to Beveran work. This is a lace meant to be ruffled.
There is one design change at the 40 cm join – 5 rows of esprits, and the motifs are a little different. But the overall width is the same.
Provenance: From the auction http://tinyurl.com/zbs95qs.
Date: 1st quarter 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. One join 40 cm from one end (design changes). There appear to be other joins, not so prominent as the one at the bottom of the photo.  One done in zigzag. Engrelure added.
Damage: Occasional pinhole, a little repair in the mesh.
Soilage: Some tiny localized red spots. Seller cites a pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331870528553   Sold for £95.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jf76rdc 75 ins antique/vintage Chantilly lace border
Size:
 4″ x 75″
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: May 8, 2016, 11:08 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A white Chantilly border. Short floral repeat, little in the way of fillings.  Hard to tell where something like this was made.  We have similar pieces labeled ‘Belgium’, and of course Chantilly is  possibility. Other people will call them a product of Bayeau.
I can’t tell if this is silk or cotton, but I’m guessing cotton.
Provenance: From the auction http://tinyurl.com/zbs95qs.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the mesh – only one photo.
Soilage: Seller cites a pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Looks unused.

231964335945   Sold for £82.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zlevlpy FINE QUALITY ANTIQUE CREAM HONITON BOBBIN LACE COLLAR / LAPPET
Size:
 37″ x 12″ max depth
Starting Price: £0.99
Auction ends: May 9, 2016, 2:07 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller phoenixchildO, Winchester, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton guipure collar with long front points. Snails/slugs style, picoted irregular brides. Extensive leadwork tally fillings. I like the design of large dots at the back, haven’t seen that before.
Provenance: Purchased at auction, previously from a private antique textile collection.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the mesh – only one photo.
Soilage: Seller cites a cream color.
Finish: Wrinkled along the edges.

201593732230   Sold for £68.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zwnwcdy Antique/vintage 19th century needle lace bertha
Size:
 40″ neckline, 7″ center depth.
Starting Price: £65.00
Auction ends: May 10, 2016, 10:46 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Belgian needlelace – note the Point de Gaze mesh.
Provenance: Purchased at auction, previously from a private antique textile collection. Heavy raised borders in places, along with diamond windows in the clothwork, and a variety of fillings. No decorative ‘mode’ fillings. The ordinary cordonnet is also buttonholed with widely spaced stitch, also a Belgian technique.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes and pulls in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites a cream color and a small brown age mark.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231966864153   Sold for £97.60, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hkc83mh Exquisite Antique Brussels Point De Gaze Lace Handkerchief Linen Floral Vintage
Size:
 12.5″ square
Starting Price: $18.49
Auction ends: May 10, 2016, 11:07 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller strangedesires, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: Handkerchief of Brussels Duchesse. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. There is some raised work on halfstitch ground in the bobbinlace. Nice work in the corner medallions with the small buds surrounding the PdG inserts. The rest is fairly conventional.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some pinholes in the PdG mesh; some separation from the bobbinlace.
Soilage: Looks a little yellowed.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical creases, wrinkling.

331872594844   Sold for $51.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hkc83mh VERY RARE 18th C. Cutwork Alencon needle lace Study Fragment COLLECTOR
Size:
 3.5″ x 12-13″
Starting Price: $65.00
Auction ends: May 10, 2016, 3:16 PM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: Pieces similar to this have been written about on the seller’s LaceCurator site, http://tinyurl.com/js5qtj5. It is a cutwork piece with an Alençon réseau fin ground, as well as some interesting decorative ‘mode’ fillings. The edges appear to be buttonholed. I’ve never seen anything like it before, so we have to do a lot of guessing. I think it’s a later 19th c. piece.  The ground is French, the fillings are sort of a modern Belgium interpretation of older work. Cutwork was done in several countries, no real clue there. I’d like to get it under a microscopy, especially determine what kind of thread the needlelace portions are. It is a mystery.
Date: Later 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on the ends.
Damage: Extensive holes.
Soilage: Clean, I guess.
Finish: It’s kind of all over the place.

131837022234   Sold for $51.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/z3o5nm4 ANTIQUE HONITON LACE LAPPETS/SCARF – BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE HONITON LACE
Size:
 39″ x 4″ max.
Starting Price: $75.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: May 11, 2016, 8:16 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Catterick N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of Honiton guipure. Snails/slugs style with picoted irregular brides. Good example of the type.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One broken bride.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious crease or wrinkles.

191886434405   Unsold.

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