Lace Event UK: Wolds Lace Meeting – January 9, 2016

Wolds Lacemakers Lace Meeting
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016
Place: The Marist Hall, Church and Parish House
Kingston-upon-Hull HU5 2DH England
Car parking is available.
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Website:  http://www.woldslacemakers.co.uk
Twitter:  @woldslacemakers

Suppliers:  Sixpenny Bobbins, Wolds Sales Table, Helen’s Sales
Activities:  Do you Own Thing.  A chance to work on your own project and help is at hand if you want it or to finish an item from an earlier workshop.
Come and have a go at lacemaking on our practice pillow.

Tickets: £1.50 members, £4.00 non-members.
Bring a packed lunch with you.
Make checks payable to “Wolds Lacemakers”
SAE to Mrs. J. Adkins, 56 Ormonde Avenue, Hull HU6 7LY
Telephone: 01482 346123
Email: Maureen Bromley, maureen@roger.karoo.co.uk for membership information

The Wolds Lacemakers are a very friendly and extremely active group, including bobbin and needlelace, knitted, tatted or crochet lace. They are based at the southern end of the Yorkshire Wolds, in the area around Hull, with a membership of around 60.
The group formed back in 1985, and March 2010 saw their 25th Annual General Meeting!  Founder Maureen Bromley states:  “It only seems like 5 minutes since the Society was set up.  We are now looking forward to our 30th year of Lacemaking!”
Meetings are held 4 times a year (January, March, May and November) in St Johns Church Hall, Kingston-upon-Hull. The AGM is at the March meeting. An Annual Lace Day is held in September in Cottingham Road Baptist Church Hall.  Wolds demonstrators can frequently be found at various other events throughout East Yorkshire. See their website for details.
Annual membership is £7.00.

      Hull

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Lace Event USA: Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey 31st Annual Lace Day – February 6-7, 2016

Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey 31st Annual Lace Day
Date: Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7, 2016
In case of snow, Feb 13-14, 2016.
Place: Harmony Lodge #8
519 Route 206, Newton (Andover Twp.), New Jersey, USA 07860
Time: Open to the public Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Children’s classes, Saturday, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Adult classes, Sunday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Website: http://www.lostartlacers.org/events.htm
Information: Lee Daily, (973) 383-8491, daly@ptd.net
registration information, Pat Morris, lacemaker.pat@gmail.com

Children’s class ($5.00):
Pat Morris, Make a Bracelet or Bookmark
Saturday, 1:30 to 3:00 PM
Registration form: http://tinyurl.com/hwevfvp

Adult Classes  ($35.00 – Sunday lunch included in fee):
Patricia Morris, “Think Spring in Tønder, Flanders, Schneeberger, or s’Gravensmoer”  $35
Mayra Petretti, “Honiton Lace”  $35
Karey Solomon, “Tatting: Best Friend Sampler Coaster”  $20 (half-day)
Barbara Saltern, “Beginning Bobbin Lace” $35
Dotty Wolfe, “Beginning Tatting”  $20 (half-day)
Registration form and class descriptions: http://tinyurl.com/gslgbjm

Suppliers will be present.

Lace demonstrations and “Try-Me Table”.
Lace exhibits
.

31st-Annual-Lace-Day-flyer-Feb-2015   Layfayette

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty-three items – January 3, 2016

http://tinyurl.com/z84k5om Neat antique/vintage Carrickmacross lace collar
Size: 13″ neckline, 4.2″ back depth
Starting Price: £25.00
Auction ends: January 3, 2016, 11:22 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A small collar of Carrickmacross applique on machine net.   Ring picots along the outside edges, and note the spiky picots in the outer sections of guipure.  Good needlerun fillings of two patterns.  Well organized design including lots of shamrocks.  Nice presence to this piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Might be a separation near upper left point.
Soilage: Seller cites mid ivory color. Hard to tell but there might be a little redness on the back outside motif.
Finish: Light creasing, minor.

231795887613   Sold for £37.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/j4h954b Neat antique/vintage Carrickmacross lace collar
Size: 51″ neckline, 5″ back depth.
Starting Price: £55.00
Auction ends: January 3, 2016, 11:33 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar with lappet points of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts.  Note the diamond windows in the raised petals, sign of a better manufacturer.  Some raised work in the bobbinlace strapwork against halfstitch ground. Quite an elaborate romantic floral design, well made and presented.  Runs the risk of being a little crowded, but I think it comes off quite well.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. PtdG mesh looks good.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory color.
Finish: One light crease center back, minor.

331741608415   Sold for £188.99, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/npw9ejb COLLECTION OF LACE MAKING PRICKINGS (5 PIECES) SET 3
Size: collar/cuff 8″, mat 19″, similar wider mat 19″. 2 edgings ~14-16″
Starting Price: £8.00
Auction ends: January 4, 2016, 7:42 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller botanicalady, Bridgewater, Somerset, United Kingdom
Comments: A small collection of English bobbinlace prickings. Note the seller has two more lots for sale, #291648323205 and #291648322790.  The appear to be English Beds and Torchon. They seem to be prickings done from another template – there are no lines drawn on the patterns.  Note the scraps of cloth sewn onto the ends, you often see this in English Beds prickings. I’m not entirely sure how these extension were used, except to think they were the attachment points on the pillow. Rather than pinning directly through the pattern paper.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Slight wear.
Soilage: Look clean.
Finish: Paper a little wrinkled, minor. Cloth wrinkled.

291648322187   291648323205   291648322790
Sold for £21.00, 4 bidders.
Sold for £8.00, 1 bidder.
Sold for £8.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/hhdy8gt Antique/vintage Bedfordshire lace collar
Size: 19″ neckline, 8″ back depth.
Starting Price: £55.00
Auction ends: January 4, 2016, 10:38 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep collar of floral Beds. The design is a bit unusual, but it is a large piece which is also unusual. Note the raised leaf tallies on halfstitch ground.  I found an image of a medallion in the Bucks Cottage Worker’s Agency catalog (c. 1900), which has a lot of similar features, like the little mats done where brides meet. The catalog does say that piece is linen.  I can’t tell the thread type from the Ebay listing photos, but I wouldn’t rule it out at this point.  You can also see the same flowers in other photos in the catalog, although I’m not sure the raised work matches.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: None obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites mid ivory color  A little discoloration to the back neckline.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231796803583   armstrong   Sold for £127.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nn2nqjh  CIVIL WAR ERA RARE WHITE SPANISH LACE SHAWL W FLORALS
Size: 32″ x 100″
Starting Price: $9.00 plus reserve
Auction ends: January 4, 2016, 12:44 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jamiexmas*, Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A white silk Catalonian blonde rectangular shawl or mantilla. The large, plain motifs with the 6-pointed star fillings are typical of Spanish work. Note also the half-stitch used as shading accents, but sparingly.  White blonde was used more for formal wear in Spain, most pieces like this are black.
Provenance: Central New England estate.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: None obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical and horizontal fold creaess.

291649858438   291649858438   $204.50, 7 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/hy94a4o Point de Paris long handmade bobbin lace lappets Probably circa 1800 BRIDE
Size:
~3.5″ x 31″ each
Starting Price: $165.00
Auction ends: January 4, 2016, 1:43 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A pair of lappets, probably around 1800.  The unusual fond chant ground is used even as a filling.  The motifs are quite fine, and similar things are seen in Lille, Mechlin, and both square and round hole Valenciennes of this period. There is a gimp around the motifs, so this could be a variation of Mechlin.  You do occasionally see it used earlier in what looks like Mechlin, and they did experiment with grounds. Although this is a bit late for experimentation.
The fond chant does show up in many laces outside of Point de Paris, often in combination point ground. We can’t assume all of it is some kind of English kat stitch variation. The subject is not well investigated.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1800
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A little frayed in spots along the picot edge. A few broken threads in the ground.
Soilage: Seller cites mid ivory white color.  Looks clean.
Finish: Slight wrinkling.

141863382363   Sold for $165.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/ndkn3c7 14 Vtg Antique Nanduti Tenerife Lace Rounds Coasters Doily
Size:
3-3/4″ to 14″ (I assume this is diameter)
Starting Price: $12.00
Auction ends: January 4, 2016, 7:16 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller kzfisch, Brielle, New Jersey, United States
Comments: A collection of Ñanduti doilies. Only the large one and one small one have the typical palm leaves around the edges, but the elaborate treatment of the centers of all is unmistakably Ñanduti.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: mid 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites age spotting and uneven age-related yellowing. Some are darker in color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231797117422   Sold for $49.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hjcapd5 EXQUISITE HAND MADE GROS POINT DE VENISE LACE COLLAR BODICE FRONT & CUFF SET
Size:
cuffs: 3″ x 9.5″, collar: 2″ x 15.5″, insert: 6″ x 14″
Starting Price: $9.00 with reserve
Auction ends: January 5, 2016, 9:33 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jamiexmas*, Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A Gros Point style matching set of triangular dress ornament, matching choker and cuffs.  Such sets don’t appear until later in the 19th c, and there are no signs of reassembly in this set. From the edge ornamentation which strongly resembles Point de Neige edges, I’m thinking this is Italian.  Excellent clothwork and ornamentation, although the raised edges are a bit too small to really lend themselves to elaborate contouring.
Provenance: Note attached says “Mrs C D Armstrong” (I’m having trouble making out the initials).
Date: Later 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None. Mounted on blue paper. I think it’s paper.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

1/2/2016 3:42 PM PST – See comment on Facebook on this piece http://tinyurl.com/qbdjxze. Probably from the Burano lace school.

301837449290   Sold for $215.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ovtxcqb 18TH C HAND MADE RICH DETAILED FLORAL & FOLIAGE VALENCIENNES LACE FLOUNCE
Size:
7.25″ x 106″
Starting Price: $9.00 with reserve
Auction ends: January 5, 2016, 9:40 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jamiexmas*, Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: Valenciennes de Gand border.  This type of lace was first patented in 1852 by Sr.Marie Joseph,  Virginie Vranken, the director of the lace school for orphans in Ghent.  It does appear to have been made by other manufacturers later in the century. It is a pieced lace with an unusual ground formed of three threads.  The motifs were made almost in bulk and combined into various designs.  The end effect can be quite impressive.
In this example, the raised work in the bobbinlace is unusual and probably indicates a later date. The snowflake fillings are also quite unusual.
Provenance: Museum deaccession.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Mounted on blue paper. Cut one end, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

301837451995   $380.00, 9 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/zvt72th 18TH C HAND MADE RICH FLORAL ECRU BURANO ITALIAN LACE FLOUNCE
Size:
7.5″ x 141″
Starting Price: $9.00 with reserve
Auction ends: January 5, 2016, 9:41 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jamiexmas*, Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A long border of Burano needlelace. Very typical design of large flowerhead combined with scrolling leaves. Note also the typical snowflake fillings.
Provenance: Note attached “Mrs. C.D. Armstrong
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks cut, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: One repair. A few small holes in the mesh (seller counts 5).
Soilage: Seller cites “some small age color”, not sure what that means.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301837452755   $332.00, 8 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/gnvmzz5 ANTIQUE HAND MADE RICH FLORAL ROSE POINT LACE CUFF TRIM FR MUSEUM COLLECTION
Size:
2.5″ x 8.5″ each.
Starting Price: $9.00 with reserve
Auction ends: January 5, 2016, 9:48 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jamiexmas*, Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: Matching cuffs of Point de Gaze, no raised work. Good decorative ‘mode’ fillings, flowers and grids of knots.
Provenance: Museum deaccession. Note attached says “Mrs. C. D. Armstrong”.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Attached to blue paper. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Localized slight brown spot.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301837455543   Sold for $99.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ol2cpqn RARE 18TH C MASSIVE NEEDLE LACE BERTHA / COLLAR W ORNATE FLORALS
Size:
2.5″ x 8.5″ each.
Starting Price: $9.00 with reserve
Auction ends: January 5, 2016, 9:48 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jamiexmas*, Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A deep collar of Venise – I think it might be a Belgian piece.  The overlapping rings seen in flower centers recall Point de Gaze work.  And the clothwork is not tight, it has the open probably double twist that also gives a more open Point de Gaze effect.  I can’t see how loosely the cordonnet is buttonholed, which would also be a clue.
Then again, it could be Irish or French or Italian.
Provenance: Museum deaccession. Note attached says “Mrs. C. D. Armstrong”.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Attached to blue paper.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

301837455873   Sold for $495.00, 11 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/hyh3fsk RARE 11.5 WIDE HAND MADE HONITON FLORAL THISTLE FOLIAGE LACE FLOUNCE 4+ YARDS
Size:
11.5″ x 148″
Starting Price: $9.00 with reserve
Auction ends: January 5, 2016, 9:48 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jamiexmas*, Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A wide, long border of Honiton guipure. Snails/slugs style with roses, tulips and thistle design. Some nicely done larger feathery leaves, and a well-worked lower border of roses.  Irregular woven picoted brides, and woven tally leadwork fillings in the motifs.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Attached to blue paper.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Might be some faint fold creases.

301837457929   $361.00, 9 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/zy8ms7h EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE MIXED LACE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE DUCHESSE COLLAR FLOUNCE.
Size:
37″ neckline, 78″ outside, 5.75″ deep.
Starting Price: $239.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: January 5, 2016, 10:37 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller chair29, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A bertha of Duchesse de Bruxelles. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts, or in the bobbinlace. Conventional motifs in both bobbin and needlelace.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken brides.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory color, maybe light tea stain.  Some localized small brown spots.
Finish: A little wrinkled, minor.

311514474203   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/h3vrqr2 Pièce d’encolure en dentelle Faite main point à l’aiguille / 326815
Size:
17 cm x 43 cm
Starting Price: 135.00 EUR Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: January 6, 2016, 1:11 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller chair29, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A triangular dress insert of Brussels Duchesse. This is quite an elaborate piece, with a series of decreasing sized raised petal roses (no ground) at the pointed end.  There’s an elaborate medallion of needlelace with decorative ‘mode’ stitches near the top. Note how the picots are connected along the edge of the central medallion, imitating the horsehair effect of Alençon. This is a higher end market piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Localized brown spotting.
Finish: One minor crease along the edge.

201480359108   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hjt3ujg Unusually fine mid -late 18th century English HonitonVrai Droschel bobbin lace
Size:
3.25″ x 41″
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: January 6, 2016, 8:58 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on droschel ground. Fillings in the flowers are bobbin-made, but I’ve never seen a design this fine in English work. So I’m going with Belgium.  The thin trailing design seems more applicable to early 19th c. work.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the mesh and along upper border.
Soilage: Looks a little beige in color.
Finish: Soft vertical fold creases.

141864760584   Sold for $125.95, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qh3ss8n Antique handmade Irish Crochet Collar – nice raised elements
Size:
28″ long, 3.5″ center back depth.
Starting Price: $21.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: January 6, 2016, 11:14 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A narrow collar of Irish Crochet.  Interesting design of Rose of Sharon pattern with embedded larger motifs along the outer edge. Good raised work in all the rose elements. Very dense square mesh, I think the picots are small crocheted loops.
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.

131688941883   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/j7bq5p8 FINE TRIM IN BRUXELLES LACE 104″
Size:
4″ x 104″
Starting Price: $249.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: January 7, 2016, 12:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller elias*123, Boro, Italy
Comments: A long border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Needle-made rings used as fillings, and there’s a little raised veining in the bobbinlace leaves. Overall I find this quite an elegant design with a short repeat. No esprits in the upper ground.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some creasing next to the engrelure. Soft vertical fold creases.

272071170423   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/gu77cja GORGEOUS TRIM IN DUCHESSE AND POINT DE GAZE LACE 100″
Size:
3.6″ x 100″
Starting Price: $499.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: January 7, 2016, 1:16 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller elias*123, Boro, Italy
Comments: A long border of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net.  The needlelace is worked in an interesting architectural motif along the lower edge.  Finely worked bobbinlace is confined largely to florals. Esprits in the upper ground.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end.
Damage: I think there might be a few repairs to the tulle, difficult to tell, and they might be an original part of the manufacture.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Overall wrinkling.

272071195647   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hko6st9 BEAUTIFUL TRIM IN BOBBIN LACE 188″
Size:
3.8″ x 188″
Starting Price: $499.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: January 7, 2016, 1:20 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller elias*123, Boro, Italy
Comments: A pieced bobbinlace border, quite long.  It’s a kind of modern Milanese design with elaborate fillings and brides. Interesting and bold pattern.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Overall wrinkling.

272071199520   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/ha7j3ve ANTIQUE MOTHER OF PEARL AND LACE HAND FAN
Size:
20.62″ x 20.47″
Starting Price: $379.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: January 7, 2016, 1:38 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller socios22-2009, Castelar, Argentina
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with Mother of Pearl sticks. Multiple raised petals on the roses, and note the diamond ‘windows’ in the petals. Fairly simple decorative ‘mode’ fillings, and note the interesting decoration on the rose petals – looks like the mesh might have been embroidered.  Romantic floral design, very well done.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Mesh looks OK, but the stains are a potential problem.
Soilage: Dark stains on the left hand side.
Finish: Expected fan folds.

262086495389   Unsold as of 1/8/2016 7:45 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/nqzs6t3 ANTIQUE TRIM IN POINT DE GAZE LACE
Size:
3.2″ x 96″
Starting Price: $299.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: January 8, 2016, 7:39 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller elias*123, Boro, Italy
Comments: A long Point de Gaze border, no raised work. Simple design, short repeat.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Mesh looks good.
Soilage: I see a free small red spots in the photos, not sure how real they are.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

272071936479   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/nqzs6t3 GORGEOUS TRIM IN POINT DE GAZE LACE
Size:
2.6″ x 74″
Starting Price: $199.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: January 9, 2016, 2:35 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller elias*123, Boro, Italy
Comments: Another long Point de Gaze border, no raised work. Simple design, short repeat. The design is a bit dense, and the cordonnet a little overwhelming.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Mesh looks good.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

272072762064   Unsold.

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Ebay Alerts! Eighteen items – December 27, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/zrfozzd Vintage Antique Stitched Lace Collar (a)
Size: 17″ long, 14″ wide laid flat
Starting Price: $17.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: December 27, 2015, 2015, 4:22 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heylookasquirrel, Crofton,Maryland, United States
Comments: An interesting Maltese collar. Plaited neckline, alternating crosses and flowers on outside edge. Inside is an unusual ground with some nice guipure work of leaves and flowers.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Might be a separation near upper left point.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Overall wrinkling.

252012356224   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/zsyhjoq A Stunning Extra Large Handmade Irish Crochet Handkerchief Circa 1890
http://tinyurl.com/jajdp5a A Fine Elegant Handmade Irish Crochet Wedding Handkerchief C. 1900
Size: 40 cm square, lace is 7.5 cm deep.
30 cm square
Starting Price: £48.00, £26.00
Auction ends: December 27, 2015, 2015, 10:40 AM PST
December 27, 2015, 2015, 9:55 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: Handkerchiefs edged with Irish crochet are rare, especially ones with large motifs. It’s just a bit heavy for a handkerchief. The first one has rather flat undecorated motifs with low profile raised work. The picoted brides include a few early knotted guipure motifs.  Interesting piece.
The second one has an early knotted guipure design.  Looking at the join to the cloth, I’m not sure this is an original piece, but you’d have to look very closely to really tell. Here the lightness of lace is more appropriate to a handkerchief.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos on either.
Soilage: Both look clean.
Finish: 1st – Horizontal fold creases, center cloth a little creased.
2nd – Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

351609066396  Sold for £86.45, 2 bidders.
311508373661   Sold for £ 26.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pha8t93 Antique/vintage Carrickmacross guipure lace collar
Size: 36″ neckline, 5.5″ back depth.
Starting Price: £35.00
Auction ends: December 27, 2015, 2015, 9:50 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Carrickmacross guipure dress front. Typical circular picots on the edges, and note the spiked picots in the brides (sign of better manufacture).  Also some good grids of rings used as fillings. Overall design is a bit naive, I’m not sure I like the combination of very large and very small motifs. But overall, a nice example.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional separation of the muslin from the outline thread.
Soilage: Seller cites mid ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331737159549   331737159549a   Sold for £35.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/zvqqyeh A Fine Elegant Handmade Irish Crochet Wedding Collar & Cuffs/Lappets 1860
Size: collar – 116 cm x 8 cm, cuff/lappets 48 cm x 5 cm
Starting Price: £38.00
Auction ends: December 27, 2015, 2015, 10:00 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: This Irish Crochet set is in the ‘Gros Point’ style, probably indicating an earlier date.  Note the extra ornamentation on the edges of the raised work resembling Gros Point.  Looped picots on the irregular brides.  Some of the clothwork looks like it might be made double-crochet stitches.
I’m a little confused on the design arrangement, and wonder if the collar is an assembled piece. The neckline looks a little off compared to the rest of the piece.  And the whole thing lacks symmetry.
Some of the fillings look needle-made, and the closeup photos aren’t enough, but I think they are all crocheted.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 3rd quarter 19th c
Condition:
Modifications: The collar is quite long, and I’m wondering if the two ‘lappets’ were originally attached to the ends of the collar.
Damage: Occasional frayed bride.
Soilage: Some isolated brown spotting. Neckline looks a bit discolored.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311508375817   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/zmj9qof A Stunning Brussels Lace Handkerchief in Original Box C 1880
Size: 44 c square
Starting Price: £82.00
Auction ends: December 27, 2015, 2015, 10:36 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Romantic floral design, well organized with finely worked technique. Minor needlelace accents, just a few knots used as fillings.   Quite unusual for something like this to have the box survive. You see surviving boxes much more often from French manufacturers like Lefébure.
Provenance: Comes in a box labeled “Trousseaux and Layettes, Steinmann & Co 185, 186 Piccadilly London W.
Date: I found a catalog for P. Steinmann & Co. which says ‘founded 1865’. So 4th quarter 19th c isn’t unreasonable. http://tinyurl.com/q5kv52c
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some small holes and pinh9oles in the tulle.
Soilage: Some localized rust staining.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases, center cloth wrinkled.

351609091591   351609091591a   351609091591b
Sold for £103.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/zr8osq2 Antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse and Point de Gaze lace dress front
Size: 15″ x 4.6″
Starting Price: £30.00
Auction ends: December 27, 2015, 2015, 10:58 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse dress ornament in a series of cascading bows with flowers/leaves down the center. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts, nor in the bobbinlace.  This is a really fun piece, delightful unconventional design, excellent technique.  It reminds me of the detailed work you see on the occasional lace ‘necklace’ that comes up on Ebay.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One definite broken bride, might be another. Minor.
Soilage: Seller cites mid ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231789757764   Sold for £124.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pt7so6e A Large Antique Brussels Lace Duchesse Bertha/Collar
Size: 118 cm x 13.5 cm
Starting Price: £38.00
Auction ends: December 27, 2015, 2015, 11:14 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Bruges Bloemwerk bertha.  Note the ‘islands’ joining the brides, typical of this lace.  Conventional motifs, and note the interesting filling in the center front  A good example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few minor frayed brides and tie-offs.
Soilage: Seller cites a few age marks.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311508418244   Sold for £38.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/hlf29bq Pretty antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse and Point de Gaze lace collar
Size: not given
Starting Price: £35.00
Auction ends: December 28, 2015, 2015, 10:35 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Brussels Duchesse with no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts.  Interesting, unconventional design arrangement, well executed. It makes good use of one decorative ‘mode’ filling pattern in the strapwork. The piece has a very nice presence.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few minor frayed brides and tie-offs.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331737851085   Sold for £48.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qd6365a Large handkerchief – Fine quality handmade English Honition bobbin lace
Size: 16+” across, lace ~5.5″ deep
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: December 28, 2015, 2015, 1:07 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Honiton guipure. Breaking out of the snails/slugs style with nicely refined motifs.  There’s still a little way to go toward the complete naturalism of the ‘Treadwin’ era, but this is quite an interesting piece.  Good woven tally leadworks used well in the fillings.  Irregular picoted brides, sometimes used as a zigzag filling.  I like the more rigid repeat on the outside, with the scattered flowers next to the center.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional broken bride, minor.
Soilage: Seller cites ivory white color.
Finish: Overall wrinkling.

141858352557    No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/otqah4n Large Section Antique Black Silk Maltese Lace- Very Decorative
Size: 19″ x 46″ (top), 62″ (bottom)
Starting Price: £38.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: December 29, 2015, 2015, 1:10 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: Some of the best Maltese is found in these wide borders.  Not that the big square and triangular shawls aren’t beautiful, but somehow the lacemakers/designers seem to pay more detailed attention in the wider borders.  This one (wish there were more) has excellent guipure work, and note the upper ground of finely worked woven leaves.  I think the lower ground is a 5-pointed star, which you tend to find in better pieces.  Both the technique and design are excellent in this border.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both end.
Damage: Small holes in scallops toward the right end.  Detachment of upper band near left side.
Soilage: Seller cites minor fading.
Finish: Vertical fold crease.

272060674291   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/jlqkxfx Vintage Brussels Point De Gaze Lace Bertha Collar / Very Good / Exc. Cond.
Size: 39″ neckline, 5.5″ deep.
Starting Price: $69.00
Auction ends: December 29, 2015, 2015, 6:00 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse bertha with raised petals in the Point de Gaze roses. A little raised work against halfstitch ground in some of the bobbinlace.  Conventional motifs, nicely arranged.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Minor broken brides/separations along neckline. PtdG mesh looks good.
Soilage: Seller says it has been cleaned but gives no information on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

252222453428   Sold for $143.50, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p5eafbl Col dentelle ancienne Angleterre antique Brussels lace bertha encaje antigua
Size: 104 cm long, 10 cm deep
Starting Price: 75.00 EUR Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: December 29, 2015, 2015, 11:07 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comments: My first thought is Honiton applique on machine net, because of the extensive woven leadwork tallies.  But the design of the motifs is more Belgian. But I think I’ll stick with Honiton, mainly because the flow of the individual motifs seems more English.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites an ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301811816829   301811816829a   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/odcg7fe barbe dentelle ancienne Bruxelles antique Brussels lace lappets encaje antigua
Size: 113 cm long, 13 cm deep
Starting Price: 65.00 EUR Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: December 29, 2015, 2015, 11:14 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comments: A lappet scarf of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Some needle-made knots singly and in grids are used as fillings, along with some rings buttonholed in the tulle.  Simple design, mostly at the ends. A good middle market product.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: I see one break in the fillings, a few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites an ivory color with traces of yellow.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Almost looks unused.

301811819579   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/zbd4l2x Rare Museum Quality Ladies Antique Valencienne Lace Edge Handkerchief Monogram
Size: 13.5″ square
Starting Price: $189.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: December 30, 2015, 2015, 4:55 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller simonedar, Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Comments: A Valenciennes handkerchief with a whitework monogram. The lace is well done with fine motifs.  You can see the diagonal seam at each corner, so I’m thinking the lace is cut to fit. But it’s a very good job. I especially like the monogram, which look like it incorporates some needlelace stitches.
Provenance: From a 3 album collection acquired in the 1980’s from Mr. Sigmund Sternfeld, who got it at a museum auction in New York City.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Looks pristine, no creases or wrinkles.

141841323759   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/zzhggjt Antique silk handmade Beds Maltese / Bedfordshire lace collar – English lace
Size: 42 cm neckline.  12 cm max depth.
Starting Price: £34.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: December 30, 2015, 2015, 10:08 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A silk guipure collar.  At least I think it’s silk.  It has the form of a Beds collar, however I’m thinking it might Cluny because of the material, although that usually has a gimp.  An interesting piece which might represent an industry in competition with Beds.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One hole at one corner.
Soilage: Seller cites a warm honey color. Some discoloration along neckline.
Finish: No creases or wrinkles.

161903095567   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/o94gvzv EXQUISITE Vintage Hand Embroidered White Linen & Needle Lace Tablecloth 43″x44″
Size: 43″ x 44″
Starting Price: £145.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: December 30, 2015, 2015, 10:20 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ningsthings, Sutherland, United Kingdom
Comments: A table cover with an Irish Crochet border. Or maybe it might be some kind of pillow cover. Trefoil design, note the Clones knots. Good, precise work.  The lace looks shaped around the corners.  There’s a raised whitework embroidery just above the hem on all sides, quite good design and technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Seller says it is newly laundered but gives no details on the process.
Finish: No creases or wrinkles.

281871604908   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/ztg8xp5 Vintage Black Spanish Tenerife Lace Scarf Veil Handmade Mourning
Size: 52″ x 21″
Starting Price: $39.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: January 2, 2015, 2015, 2:08 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller rachels_linen, Ocala, Florida, United States
Comments: Black sol laces are rare, and I can’t really tell where this was made.  The weaving is quite loose.  The form is a mantilla headcover which might imply a Spanish market. I can’t tell if the thread is silk, seller thinks it might be cotton.  I’m guessing some kind of central/south American origin.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional broken thread.
Soilage: Seller cites soft black with a touch of brown overtones.
Finish: A little overall wrinkling.

401036688546   Sold for a ‘make offer’ price.

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Ebay Alerts! Fourteen items – December 20, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/gtxrlua 3 antique/vintage hand made lace butterflies
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: £10.00
Auction ends: December 20, 2015, 2015, 10:14 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: It’s a little unusual to see bobbinlace butterflies, and this is a nice set of three.  I’ll call them Cluny style, although it’s difficult to make an exact attribution.  I particularly like the smallest one – it looks like an ephemeral moth.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231782803217   Sold for £24.59, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nolgv6c An Antique Maltese Silk Lace Bertha Collar Late 19th C.
Size: 38 cm across bottom, 35 cm long, 43 cm across the top.
Starting Price: £34.00
Auction ends: December 20, 2015, 2015, 10:26 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese dress front. The inner part is a mass of woven leaves, looks almost like a solid textile. Wheatear motifs around the outside edges. Very nice presence to this piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:. Early 20th c
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites slight discoloration around neckline.
Finish: Vertical fold crease up center.

311504201700   Sold for £34.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/o6nhnv9 GORGEOUS ANTIQUE LACE COLLAR LAPPET BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE
Size: 41″ x (3″ to 2″)
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: December 20, 2015, 2015, 12:31 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller karinscloset, Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze lappet scarf with raised petal roses. A large decorative ‘mode’ medallion at both ends.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:. 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None, although I’m note exactly sure what’s going on in the center back.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites pale ecru color and some tiny storage/age discolorations.
Finish: Fold creases across the width of the scarf.

252211833457   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/gnbenjr Exceptional Antique Wedding BrusselS POINT DE Gaze Lace Hanky Handkerchief
Size: 12.5″ x 13″
Starting Price: $95.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: December 20, 2015, 2015, 12:55 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ironladyny, Corinth, New York, United States.
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse handkerchief – no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts.  There is some raised work on halfstitch background in the scrollwork.  Conventional motifs, nicely arranged.  I like the inner edge treatment.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. PtdG mesh looks good, but not all is photographed.
Soilage: Seller cites off white or antique white in color.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.  A little overall wear.

361448954306   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hduoqf8 Antique Irish Crochet Lace Collar Raised Floral & Bead Sq Back
Size: 12″ across, 18″ long laid flat.
Starting Price: $59.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: December 20, 2015, 2015, 13:43 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller rcfavorites, Taylors, South Carolina, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet dress front. Looks like all but the last photo have been taken of the back side.  Note the square mesh with Clones knots used as picots. There’s a right-left symmetry to the design, and the motifs are tightly worked and interesting in design (even from the back side). Overall design is a little scattered.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken brides lower center front.
Soilage: Seller cites ecru color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

331713409035   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/oejalyc Antique Victorian Handmade Black Silk Bedfordshire Lace Parasol
Size: 21″ diameter, 25″ long.
Starting Price: $299.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: December 21, 2015, 2015, 7:02 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller chantillydreams, Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Comments: An black silk guipure parasol with wood handle. It has more of a Maltese than a Beds look, and further, more of a Spanish than Maltese look.  So I’m not sure where this is coming from, but I’m leaning toward Spain. It is a little thin for Maltese, but it is a possibility. It’s a small, delicate object that has survived well. One interesting thing is the spiral in the lace at the finial – you can see one trail leading off into the main design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Expected parasol folds.

311470042540   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/qanknm9 93 ins antique/vintage early 19th c Alencon needle lace
Size: 3.5″ x (60″ and 33″)
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: December 21, 2015, 2015, 9:52 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Two pieces of the same borders of early 19th c Alençon with what looks to be réseau fin. The openness of some of the toilé marks this as a slightly later piece than the more usual Herren Alençon of the late 18th c.  But it retains the very small repeat and rows of carefully done esprits.  No decorative ‘mode’ fillings, but a few variations in the standard toilé. Note, the horsehair appears to have been taken out of the picots.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 1st quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut all ends. Engrelure added.
Damage: Quite a few carefully done repairs.  Small holes and pinholes throughout.
Soilage: Seller cites age darkened ecru.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles, but it is a bit worn.

231783917129   Sold for £20.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/jp8gz87 Exquisite Antique Large Irish Crochet Lace Collar-Motifs-Doubled Florets
Size: 12.5″ across neck, 32″ long.
Starting Price: Au $175.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: December 22, 2015, 2015, 6:00 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pams_linen, Western Victoria, Australia
Comments: A dress front of Irish Crochet.  Rose of Sharon pattern on top, with an elaborate large motif arrangement on the bottom. The work has a French feeling, with the heavy looped Clones Knots decorating the lower square mesh.  Good raised work, tight technique.  I think the overall design doesn’t come off too well with the light top and heavy bottom – that’s sometimes the case with the French version of IC.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photographs.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

271966180799   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/hka23e3 Vintage Point de Gaze Lace Trim / Very Good
Size: 3.5″ x (44″ + 20″)
Starting Price: $39.00
Auction ends: December 22, 2015, 2015, 6:00 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: Two pieces of the same Point de Gaze border. No raised work in the roses, and no elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Just a single ring in motif centers.  The design is quite delicate, and note the looped picots along the lower border. Sign of a better manufacturer.
The seller is also listing two small Point de Gaze collars  #262193370626, with the same looped picot border on one of them.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: I can see two cut ends in the photos. Engrelure (elaborate) added.
Damage: Pinholes and small holes in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘vanilla’ color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

252214155918   Sold for $46.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jkef48l ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 1800’s. LOVELY FINE MECHLIN LACE
Size: 3″ x 81″
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: December 23, 2015, 2015, 3:36 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A long border of Mechlin. Note the use of half-stitch shading, which is a later 19th c feature.  Delicate design of flowers, and some nice woven esprits used as fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Two well-done joins. Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller cites a few tiny repairs near the foot edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases, some light irregular creases.

391344976030   Sold for $225.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/j5ngwjj CIRCA 19THC. BLACK TAMBOUR LACE APRON FRONT
Size: 38″ x 49″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: December 23, 2015, 2015, 3:41 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: An interesting Embroidered net square, perhaps an apron or hat veil. It looks needlerun, but photos aren’t close enough to really tell (seller says it is tambour). Quite an elaborate design with heavy lower border, and small esprits used as esprits.  Wish there a photo of the hole thing laid flat, it’s hard to tell the exact design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None, I think.
Damage: Seller cites a few minor openings.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Overall wrinkling.

151920255566   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/p5wxyqc ANTIQUE LACE- 388″,985.cm ,ORNATE BRUSSELS MIXED LACE FLOUNCE
Size: 12″ x 388″
Starting Price: $795.00
Auction ends: December 23, 2015, 2015, 3:48 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A long, wide border of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net. Some small needle-made rings and knots used as fillings. Esprits in the main ground are fairly large sprigs.  The small flowers are needlelace. The piece has a clean naturalistic design.  Not quite romantic enough for a Crinoline flounce as conventionally defined.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: One seam.  One end cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage: A few pinholes and pulls in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Light creasing.

391344982056   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pjuz7p9 ANTIQUE LACE-LOVELY 123″ BRUSSELS LACE SHAWL WITH BOWS,FLOWERS
Size: 28″ x 123-124″
Starting Price: $495.00
Auction ends: December 23, 2015, 2015, 3:53 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Needle-made grids of rings and knots used as fillings. Romantic flowers, with quite a bit of ribbon and swag work. Dotted esprit ground interspersed with small leaf sprigs. The technique is a bit conventional.  It’s not the highest end product, but a good example of something aimed more at the upper middle market.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: 4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Light creasing.

151920262906   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/h8xdn8w ANTIQUE LACE-EARLY MECHLIN LACE
Size: 1.5″ x 50″
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: December 23, 2015, 2015, 3:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: An early 18th c Mechlin with snowflake ground. This doesn’t come up often.  Note the typical rather blocky motifs with very little decoration in the clothstitch. It’s plain and fancy at the same time.
Provenance: None cited.
Date: ~1740
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends with folded finishes. One join.
Damage:  A bit worn, but not bad. Slightly frayed upper and lower edges. A few tiny holes, seller cites one repair.
Soilage: Seller cites a few tiny spots.
Finish: Light vertical fold creases.

151920264759   No bids.

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No Ebay Alerts for December 13, 2015

This time I have a good excuse. I’m in New York looking at early laces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a number of other lace enthusiasts.  Look at the IOLI facebook page for pictures coming soon https://www.facebook.com/iolilace.

Will resume next week.

Laurie

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Breaking News! Possible closing of the Musée des Tissus de Lyon

Many people have noted the gradual disappearance of lace on view at major museums, or even vanishing lace collections themselves.  From the closure of the Salle van Overloop in Brussels up to the recent lace deaccessions at auction in New York (due largely to the transfer of the Brooklyn Museum’s costume collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art – it’s a complex and little understood story). And the decline in government support for other museums around the world has put important lace collections at risk.

The latest threat is to the French Musée des Tissus de Lyon (http://tinyurl.com/hstfmuo). They are losing the support of the French government, and an important sponsor, the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie (CCI).  I visited this museum in 1980 and was left virtually alone with their lace collection in storage – an amazing experience.  August Lefébure documented the collection in a 114 plate publication in 1909. Other publications date back to 1890.  The museum is also the home of the highly regarded Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens (CIETA) http://tinyurl.com/z7dbc44.  I don’t know what effect this would have on the activities of CIETA.

There is a petition on Change.org addressed to Mme Fleur Pellerin, the French Minister of Culture and Communication urging that the museum be kept open.  Please consider signing the petition at http://tinyurl.com/ngodq9m.

Here’s an article in French explaining more of the situation. http://tinyurl.com/h93pswj

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