Auction: Augusta Auctions, Historic Fashion and Textiles – November 11, 2015

Augusta Auctions – Historic Fashion and Textiles
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Place: Landmark on the Park
160 Central Park W @ 76th
http://tinyurl.com/cazxzc9
Preview: Nov 10th, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM & morning of the sale
Time:
Auction begins at noon, Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Lace Lots start at lot 88.
Web Catalog:
http://tinyurl.com/nelewmr, for a searchable index. Final prices will eventually be posted on the web catalog.
Specialists:
Karen E. Augusta, karen@augusta-auction.com, 802-376-9988
Bob Ross, bob@augusta-auction.com, 802-376-7166
Other Phone: 802-463-3333

There are a few lace offerings in this auction, lots 88 to 92 and scattered items among the rest of the lots. See especially:
Lot 92, an oval wedding veil of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.
This rest of the lace lots are largely embroidered net, but note lot 90 which has a square of an early Flemish bobbinlace with brides, reassembled, and some interesting scarves (photos not close enough to determine the exact technique).
Lot 325 is an impressive 2-piece gown of Brussels Duchesse with raised petal roses.

Bidding: You can sign up for online bidding at http://tinyurl.com/p29coe3 through the Invaluable site. Buyer’s premium is 23% added to the hammer price.

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Lace Class – Rosaline Perle Lacemaking by Judith Cordell – July 24-31, 2016

Rosaline Perle Lacemaking by Judith Cordell – in the Alps
Dates:
  Sunday July 24 to Sunday July 31, 2016
Venue:  The Alpine Experience summer classes.
Chalet Calluna and Chalet Erica
Les Carroz, France
Website: http://tinyurl.com/odyxpll
Information:  Judith Cordell, vjey_judith@hotmail.com
http://tinyurl.com/prc5ace
Fees:  £170 Judith’s tutoring fee
Chalet Calluna – single £775, double £675
Chalet Erica – single £725, double £625
See http://tinyurl.com/q6a269e for booking information.

Les Carroz is a village resort in the heart of the Alps, linked to the Grand Massif, 5th largest ski area in Europe. In the summer months “The Alpine Experience” sponsors craft classes (including two other lacemaking classes in 2016).

Judith Cordell has taught Rosaline Perle since 2002 and authored a book on the subject.  Join Judith in the Alps to work the motifs required to assemble this pretty lace, build your skills and expertise or maybe take this opportunity to create your own designs using the surroundings as your guidance. Judith has produced a series of designs following a recent visit in the Alps.

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Lace Exhibition: Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620 – October 20, 2015 to January 10, 2016

Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620
Sponsors: The Placido Arango Fund and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Dates:
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 to Sunday, January 10, 2015
Location: Robert Lehman Wing, galleries 964-965, Lower Level
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10028-0198
Curator: Femke Speelberg, Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints
Websites: http://tinyurl.com/o8yhffp http://tinyurl.com/oavmjla
Hashtag: #FashionandVirtue – visitors are encouraged to post photos of the exhibition on Twitter.
Publication: Met Bulletin Publication, price $14.95. Contains an article by Frank Speelberg.
Email: communications@metmuseum.org
Telephone: 212-570-3951
Hours: Main Building
Sunday-Thursday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00AM to 9:00 PM
General Admission fees:
Suggested donation: Adults $25, Seniors 65 and over $17, students with valid ID $12
Members and children accompanied by an adult, free
Fees include admission to the Met’s collection and all special exhibition.

Related Events:
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 11:00 to 12:00, Exhibition Tour
Free Lecture: MetFridays Conversation, Friday, Nov 6, 2015 6:00 to 7:00 PM, Gallery 964. Todd Oldham and Femke Speelberg.
Gallery Talk: Friday, Nov 20, 2015 11:00 to 12:00, Exhibition Tour
Sunday Studio: Sunday, Nov 6, 2015 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Light and Shadow Designs
Gallery Talk: Saturday, Dec 19, 2015, 2015 11:00 to 12:00, Exhibition Tour
Studio Workshop: Textile Design with Ink and Thread, three sessions sponsored by the Textile Arts Center
Sunday, Jan 10, 2016 1:00 to 5:00 PM, Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 1:00 to 5:00 PM,
Sunday Jan 245, 2016 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Fee $215 for the three-session workshop.

This is an important, although not well advertised exhibition. It is  put on by the Met Prints and Drawings department and is of great interest to the lace community especially those people who are interested in history and the inter-relationship between two disciplines that were burgeoning in tandem, print and lace making.  The Met has an extensive collection of early pattern books for textiles and lace, all of which have been recently conserved, scanned in their entirely and are available for viewing on the museum’s website.  The books are matched with examples of lace (35 pieces), embroidery, weavings, costumes and oil paintings which provide clear evidence of the dissemination of these early printed designs throughout the needlework community of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Curator Femke Speelberg made the decision to include on a single wall an entire previous exhibit that was put on by the department of Prints and Drawings in the 1930s. Curated by Margaret Daniels (later Margaret Abbegg who wrote “Apropos Patterns for Embroidery, Lace and Woven Textiles”), this exhibit consisted of cards on which photographic copies of patterns from the pattern books were paired with examples from the lace collection of the well known lace historian and member of the Needle and Bobbin Club, Marian Hague. These samples are small and in some cases in poor condition, but they have long been among the most popularly requested items by visitors to the Ratti Center who want to view authentic lace from the 16th and 17th century.

Devon Thein sent much of this information and the images below from the exhibition:

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty items – November 1, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/nljq5kn Glorious ANTIQUE Rosepoint Point de Gaze LACE Trim 64×4 3/4″ Excellent Condition
Size: 4-3/4″ x 64″
Starting Price: $125.00, $195.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: November 1, 2015 9:45 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze border with simple single raised petal roses. Conventional design, nicely executed. The decorative ‘mode’ fillings are used in flower centers – typical half wheel in the roses, full wheel in other flowers.  A good example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a few faint small spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291598883396   Sold for $125.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/oqs9vg3 Antique/vintage Brussels Point de Gaze lace ‘necklace’
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: £50.00
Auction ends: November 1, 2015, 10:36 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze ‘necklace’, see the Ebay Alerts of Feb 8, 2015 http://tinyurl.com/klffxvg for a discussion of this form. Good precise work with some unusual decorative ‘mode’ elements used as raised buds. Note the widely spaced looped picots along the edges, sign of a better, but unknown manufacturer.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331691125817   Sold for £273.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/omxg5kz Antique/vintage 18th century bobbin lace lappet
Size: 24.8″ x 4.8″ to 4″
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: November 1, 2015, 11:15 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A single lappet of Brussels bobbinlace with bride ground, early 18th c. This is a beautiful design, excellent technique.  The variation on snowflake fillings is especially interesting.  Good piece to study to see how the lacemaker occasionally varied mirror elements on the right and left hand sides of the piece.  A high end market piece in it’s time.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  These are usually dated 1720’s – 30’s, probably ~1730 or slightly later on this one because of the rounded end.
Condition:
Modifications: None. Wish the matching one was there, these always came in pairs.
Damage: Occasional edge separation, broken brides, pinholes and slightly worn spot. Pretty minor. Seller cites some minor repairs.
Soilage: Age darkened ecru color.  Localized small brown spots.  Don’t try to wash this yourself! I can recommend an excellent person for cleaning.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231731625341   Sold for £430.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o9at48l Gorgeous Antique Brussels Point de Gaze Lace & Mother of Pearl Fan Eventail
Size: 18″ wide, 9.5″ long
Starting Price: £92.00
Auction ends: November 1, 2015, 12:00 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse fan with plain Mother of Pearl sticks. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze insert, these petals have some diamond window work.  Conventional Duchesse with a little raised work on half-stitch background in the strapwork.  The Point de Gaze motifs are a little more naturalistic than usually found.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: I think there might be some repair in the PtdG mesh, lower left quadrant. One broken and repaired stick.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

281838757161   Sold for £95.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ofvqx72 Antique Vintage Irish Crochet Shawl / Capelet
Size: 11″ deep at back, 30″ long on sides laid flat.
Starting Price: $39.00
Auction ends: November 1, 2015, 6:00 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: A large, deep collar of Irish Crochet edged with a narrow Rose of Sharon border. There are several styles in this piece, a small wheel design near the neckline, Clones knots in the ground toward the edge.  Note the figural basket, and tightly woven larger motifs. It all looks a bit of a mishmash in design when put together, especially since the flower basket will be upside down when worn.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles – but doesn’t lie exactly flat. That might just be for the photo.

262107064277   Sold for $138.50, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/orlf5a3 Antique handmade Brussels mixed duchesse lace point de gaze lace cuffs
Size: 7 cm x 24 cm each
Starting Price: £24.00
Auction ends: November 2, 2015, 12:14 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, UNited Kingdom
Comments: Matching cuffs of Brussels Duchesse with a raised double petal rose in each Point de gaze insert.  Note the rows of small buds at the top of each with raised ring centers.  The flowers in the lower corners in the photos are fairly elaborate, well done.  Unpicoted irregular brides.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some small holes in the PtdG mesh.  Occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites “antique white” color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

161870651659   Sold for £33.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qxmfz7h Antique handmade Brussels point de gaze lace collar and cuffs
Size: cuffs:  4 cm x 17 cm.  collar: 35cm neckline, 4 cm deep.
Starting Price: £19.00
Auction ends: November 2, 2015, 12:23 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: Matching Point de Gaze collar and cuff set, no raised work.  Unusual to find small pieces like this still together.  The design is a bit architectural, and note the unusual grid-like fillings in regular patterns.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One area of separation at the end of one cuff.  Pinholes throughout the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites “antique cream” color. Might be a little red spot near center outer edge of the collar.
Finish: A little minor creasing on collar corners.

151863506620   Sold for £30.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nw6ack2 Antique Vintage Irish Crochet Collar and Cuffs
Size: cuffs: 5″ x 11″, collar 6.5″ back depth, 21″ long on each side laid flat.
Starting Price: $25.00
Auction ends: November 2, 2015, 6:00 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: Matching Irish Crochet collar and cuffs. The crispness of the work, the complexity of the grounds, and the typical ‘chrysanthemum’ floral elements, and the padded ‘ball’ elements probably indicate a French product.
Date:  ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some edge breakage on the cuffs.
Soilage: A few localized red spots, minor.
Finish: A little wrinkling on some raised motifs, to be expected with this technique.

252138534140   252138534140a   Sold for $172.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nvavs95 Large antique/vintage Brussels point de gaze lace fan leaf – damaged
Size: 26″ wide, 7.5″ deep.
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: November 3, 2015, 11:12 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A fan leaf of Point de Gaze with raised petal roses. A high end market product with extensive and well done decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  2nd Empire romantic florals, although I always wonder how well a fan actually works with the raised petal roses.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Extensive small holes and repairs to the mesh (some machine tulle substitutions).
Soilage: Might be a slightly cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231733646255   Sold for £148.00, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qh4aqou ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 1700’s,FINE MECHLIN LACE BORDER
http://tinyurl.com/o7jojue ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 1740’s, MECHLIN LACE
Size:
first- second- 3″ x 15.5″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve on both.
Auction ends: November 3, 2015, 12:52 PM PST
November 3, 2015, 1:13 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: Here are two excellent 18th c Mechlin borders from the same seller, so I’ll do them together. The first has the undulating trail typical of Louis XV work, with an extensive partridge eye round.   Quatrefoil, circular and bar fillings are also used. Quite an impressive piece.  The second has the same flavor of design, but with fond de glace.  Note the quatrefoils in the fillings, along with an innovative set of other filling stitches. As far as design goes I’d give it to the first one because of the more naturalistic flower.  The second one has excellent technique, but the motifs are tending toward the blockiness that you often see in developing in Mechlin.
Date:  1st ~1730’s, 2nd 1740’s.
Condition:
Modifications: first – cut one end, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
second – cut one end, can’t see the other end. Picot edge added later.
Damage: first:  nothing really obvious.  second:  frayed and cut food edge, holes and pinholes in the mesh, less so in the toilé.
Soilage: Small localized brown spots on both.
Finish: First one has some light irregular creasing. Second one has vertical fold creaes.

391306948938   151867386660
Sold for $455.00, 3 bidders.
Sold for $390.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o7md4zh ANTIQUE LACE- ORNATE ROSALINE LACE
Size: 4″ x 26″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: November 3, 2015, 12:58 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A short length of Rosaline Perlé, and I think the perls are needle-made.  Note the unusual plaited border on the lower edge and up one side. Good floral design. I am a bit confused by the upper edge treatment, and I can’t see the other end. I wonder if this was adapted into a collar.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks original, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘original cream patina’.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151867372807   Sold for $127.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qhvjahh ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 1650’s,RARE FLEMISH BOBBIN LACE BORDER
Size: ~2.5″ x 44″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: November 3, 2015, 1:45 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A length of Flemish bobbinlace, probably from the Antwerp area, made for the Dutch market. This straight edge ‘cloud’ pattern was often used on bonnets in the low countries, and with the ‘kat stitch’ ground, has a lot of similarity with pottenkant laces.Because of this kind of trimming use they normally don’t survive in long lengths.  Only two other examples have come up on Ebay since I started keeping records in August 2010.  You would be surprised at how delicate the work actually is.
Date:  3rd quarter 17th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘original cream patina’.
Finish: I think I see some light vertical creasing.

151867426971   $500.00, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/ocj2otr ANTIQUE LACE-SUPERB FRENCH NEEDLE LACE INSERTION
Size: ~4.25″ square
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: November 3, 2015, 3:07 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: I’m going to hazard a guess that this is French Point Colbert, which developed in Bayeux in 1855 by M. Auguste Lefébure. It bears some resemblance to Alençon in the use of the mesh ground.  I’m sure many of the Venise-type laces appearing on Ebay are PC, however we don’t have much technical information on how they were made, so a lot is mis-attributed. The design in this piece is interesting, and the technique quite precise.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘original cream patina’.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

391307038717   Sold for $142.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pl6nsnb 29 ins antique/vintage 18th c Alencon needle lace
Size: 4.75″ x 29″
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: November 4, 2015, 10:13 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Alençon with réseau fin. Some good decorative ‘mode’ fillings, not too varied in type. The toilé has a more open stitch typical of later 19th c work. Romantic floral design, tending toward naturalism.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut, engrelure added.
Damage: Pinholes and small repairs in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites “antique white” color, and thinks it was laundered at some point.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231734548802   Sold for £216.18, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p8e9r5h EXQUISITE UNUSED 19th CENTURY FRENCH BOBBIN LACE HANDKERCHIEF EDGING, LE PUY
Size: 11.5″ square
Starting Price: £4.99
Auction ends: November 4, 2015, 12:24 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller vanye90, UK, United Kingdom
Comments: This is part of the collection of lace samples from the Craponne regions that I wrote about in last week’s Ebay alerts. It is a Lille-type point ground handkerchief edge. I don’t know anything that would tie this particular piece to that area, it could have been made in many places.  Good floral design incorporating some half-stitch in the flowers, and the 6-pointed star filling so typical of Spain. It does look like the thread is linen, which is unusual.
Date:  1st quarter 20th c
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

401020028806   Sold for £12.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oqfg54f Antique Italian Point Venise Needle Lace Tablecloth LOVERS DRAGONS GRIFFINS DEER
Size: 72″ x 104″
Starting Price: $2,400 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: November 4, 2015, 5:22 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller things*most*delightful, Sacremento, California, United States
Comments: What is interesting about this Venise needlelace table cover is not only the figural work, but that the three-part flower heads are exactly the same as Cantu lace, but done in needlelace. So I’m going to guess that it is Italian.
Date:  1st quarter 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken brides.
Soilage: Seller says it has been ‘carefully hand laundered’. Seller notes some difference in color in the threads.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141793676039   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/pnpdxns * antique victorian Chantilly silk lace fichu shawl handmade
Size: 67″ x 47″
Starting Price: $130.00
Auction ends: November 6, 2015, 5:22 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: A Chantilly mantilla form scarf, or perhaps a shawl where one edge can fold back over the other. The form is a little unusual.  Romantic florals, no ombré shading. Interesting series of circular medallions around all edges.
Date:  2nd half of the 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Three racroc splits, 2 racroc splits repaired, pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

401017935561   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pbw9qfj antique black silk bobbin lace fichu collar capelet
Size: 14″ back depth.  28″ across at shoulder level.
Starting Price: $130.00
Auction ends: November 6, 2015, 10:35 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: Interesting deep collar of black silk guipure, which might be Le Puy given the motifs done against half-stitch ground. Double picoted brides along the edges. There’s an unusual pattern of crosses and 6-pointed star fillings in the center. Actually, this reminds me of some large black silk Spanish pieces I have in my collection (especially with the fringe around the central part, so that could also be the source.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a few flaws which I can’t find in the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

401004032598   Sold for $60.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/p2kuu5p voile dentelle ancienne Bruges applique tulle antique Brussels lace veil bridal
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: 75.00 EUR
Auction ends: November 6, 2015, 11:48 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, France
Comments: Semicircular bonnet veil of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Quite deep decorative border with small buds used as esprits. The motifs are delicately worked, with some needle-made knots used as fillings in various patterns.  A good example of this form.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkling along the top edge.

401020015302   Sold for 75.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

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Ebay Alerts! Thirty-three items – October 25, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/pla9j8d 19th century lace collection
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $40.00
Auction ends: October 25, 2015 6:02 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller annasognosia, Port Chester, New York, United States
Comments: The one piece from this collection that I will discuss is the Chantilly shawl.  A typical romantic floral second empire piece which appears quite light in texture, likely French origin. The design and technique are good, the condition is problematic.  But Chantilly shawls like this should never been dismissed – they were a high point of the industry with (according to contemporary sources) 10 women taking about 10 months to complete one. The work was done in strips running vertically, with students taking the smaller strips so that everything would be done on time.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None, although there isn’t a photo of the full piece. The photo below looks like it has the piece folded in half along the center point.
Damage: Racroc breaks throughout, some areas of mesh missing. Small holes nad pinholes in the mesh.  I think there’s been some attempt at repair.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some creasing.

281831856301   Sold for $43.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p564vv3 ANTIQUE LACE- BRUSSELS LACE LAPPET W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: 7.25″ x 56″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: October 25, 2015 7:26 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: The narrow scarf of Duchesse de Bruxelles – no raised work int he Point de Gaze inserts.  No PtdG mesh either – just individual floral motifs. Very little in the way of decorative ‘mode’ fillings, but the piece really doesn’t need them. There is some raised work against half-stitch background in the Duchesse strapwork.  Overall this is an impressively designed piece with the PtdG motifs meshing very well with the bobbinlace flowers. One curious thing, the designs on the ends are not mirror images of each other, which is a little unusual.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious form the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a cream color with 3-4 small age related spots.
Finish: Some creasing.

391299213076   $202.50, 7 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/oe3ceeo A Beautiful Antique Brussels Point De Gaze Dress Front/back C.1890
Size: 45 cm long x 34 cm wide.
Starting Price: £42.00
Auction ends: October 25, 2015 9:39 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep collar or dress front of Brussels Duchesse. One raised petal rose at the back, the others are flat.  The design of both needle and bobbinlace are standard motifs, nothing very ambitious, and the piece has a slightly thrown-together look. But the form is unusual and nicely handled.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some small holes in the PtdeG mesh.  Occasional loose thread throughout.
Soilage: Yellowing around the neckline.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles, but it’s a bit hard to tell on the manikin.

351553749692   a   Sold for 74.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p33cevh 35 ins antique/vintage Brussels point de gaze lace border
Size: 6″ x 35″
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: October 25, 2015 10:18 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A short border of very precise Point de Gaze. Note the diamond windows and lines in the raised petals of the roses. Also note the very precise work on the edging at the lower border – I’ve always thought these connected picots resemble the horsehair in Alençon.  Some of the design is a little blocky, but it is very well organized with excellent technique. Wish there were more.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Right end might be original, cut on the left side. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites some faint blue marks on the reverse which might be original. Overall color is mid ivory, age darkened.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

331684984884   Sold for £76.10, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/or5k5uq Neat antique/vintage Brussels duchesse and point de gaze lace collar
Size: 20″ neckline, center back depth 3.2″
Starting Price: £18.00
Auction ends: October 25, 2015 10:30 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A small collar of Brussels Duchesse, raised petals in the Point de Gaze roses.  Motifs are small and nicely scaled to the piece. Nice presence to this lace.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites mid ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

231724686835   Sold for £22.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qg2uae7 ANTIQUE DUVELLEROY LACE FAN
Size: 11″ tall, 20″ wide.
Starting Price: £80.00
Auction ends: October 25, 2015 11:11 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller bowlsgolcar, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with Mother of Pearl sticks.  No raised work, and note excellent decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Used sparingly, which is great. An impressive, nicely worked piece.
Provenance: Comes with original Duvelleroy box.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: one stick detached from MOP, another has split in MOP near base.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

171972207384   Sold for £94.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/phks5mk ANTIQUE LACE-EARLY VENETIAN GROS POINT LACE
Size: 3.5″ x (23″, 25″)
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 6:17 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York United States
Comments: Two pieces of the same Gros Point style border. The borders are well sculpted and the thread appears to be linen. However I think this is a later piece, for a collection of reasons. The borders are not typical of early work (note the widely spaced buttonhole stitches, typical of Belgian work), neither is the patterning of the brides with the little ‘islands’ like you see in Bruges work. The little picoted wheel in the center of one of the motifs is not an early design. Some of the fillings are a little too lightly executed.  I’m guessing this is a Belgian piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  ~1900.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller cites a few openings.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

391300030898   $52.00, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/p5nb2of ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1700’s. SUPERB VALENCIENNE LACE
Size: 3.5″ x (23″, 25″)
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 7:12 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York United States
Comments: An early Valenciennes border with 5-hole ground and a variety of fillings, all variations on partridge eye and snowflakes.  Note the extensive use of quatrefoils in the ‘line drawn’ elements of the clothwork, and also in the fillings. I do have some questions about the top edge.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  1730’s
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end.  The top edge looks strange, and some of the motifs look like they are a bit abbreviated, I’m not sure if they were cut. This is because the top edge looks like it was secured with overcasting and there are no closeup photos to tell what is really going on.  Sellera also cites one join, but I’m not sure where it is.
Damage: Occasional pinhole throughout.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light vertical creasing.

391300084425   Sold for $515.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oznqtop ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 1700’s,SUPERB POINT DE SEDAN LACE LAPPET
Size: 4″ x 30″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 7:33 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York United States
Comments: A single lappet of Sedan needlelace (see http://tinyurl.com/bewrwkj for a discussion of Sedan lace). The small motifs with a lot of vertical symmetry are typical of Bérain style of the Louis XIV period, however the presence of the mesh is a bit later in development. The delicacy of the technique of this piece is exceptional.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  1730’s
Condition:
Modifications: No photos of the upper end so can’t comment on the complete condition.
Damage: Occasional pinholes throughout.
Soilage: Isolated brown spots.
Finish: Might be a little light creasing.

10/26/15 – The seller just sent me a photo of the entire lappet.

151856241175   top1   $290.00, 4 bidders, Reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/ohchnhr ANTIQUE LACE- CIRCA 1800’s. LOVELY FINE MECHLIN LACE
Size: 3″ x 81″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 8:28 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York United States
Comments: A border of Mechlin, good floral design with single sprigs used as ‘esprits’.  Note the woven tallies in the fillings. Also note the areas of half-stitch in the flowers, which I usually take to be an indication of a slightly later piece.
Provenance: none cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: 2 joins. Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller cites some tiny possible repairs near the foot edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: vertical fold creases.

391300152915   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pl95n8e A 38″ (98CM) LENGTH OF MID 18TH CENTURY HONITON BOBBIN LACE
Size: 2.25″ x 38″ (without engrelure)
Starting Price: £65.00
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 11:46 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of early Devon bobbinlace with a combination droschel and bride ground.  Note the almost tape-like quality of the motifs which often form spirals and loop back on the previous path – very typical of this lace. It’s an acquired taste which I like very much. Especially note the raised work against half-stitch ground in a zigzag line – unusual.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Mid 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.  Engrelure extends across one end.
Damage: Some frayed spots, pinholes, separation from engrelure.
Soilage: Some localized brown spotting.
Finish: vertical fold creases.

191719505889   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nf5pdpv A VICTORIAN COTTON LAWN HANDKERCHIEF WITH A HONITON BOBBIN LAC EDGING
Size: 14.25″ square
Starting Price: £25.00
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 11:46 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton guipure handkerchief. Some elements recall snails/slugs style, but it is definitely breaking out of that mode.   For example, note the woven tally leadworks in the ‘turkey tail’-like elements around the edge. Some of the motifs are very open, which is unusual. And there’s some innovative raised work on a few leaves.  Square-mesh picoted brides, slightly irregular. The attachment to the center cloth is rather clumsily executed.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Mid 18th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites one very light age mark.
Finish: Light fold creases, some wrinkling in the center cloth.

191718196280   Sold for £83.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p7nge7d Narrow tie or lappets of 18th C. Valenciennes lace Val and snow grounds
Size: ~32″ x 1.75″
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 1:31 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: This piece is a good example of how a border (usually of the Louis XV type design) can be joined along the foot edge to increase the width of the piece.  Sometimes lappets were made this way. The original Valenciennes border has a round-hole mesh also has some snowflake fillings, fairly simple overall design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  Mid 18th c, modified in the 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Lengthwise join and assembly is a modification. Picoted border looks like a later addition.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Might be a repair about half-way up on the outer edge of the right hand end in the photo below, or it might just be a trick of the light.
Soilage: Ivory white color.
Finish: No obvious creases, a little light wrinkling (minor).

131632487881   Sold for $94.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qdpdxxs Museum Quality Antique Point De Gaze Point De Rose Bruge Needle Lace
Size: 8.5″ x 16″
Starting Price: $150.00
Auction ends: October 26, 2015 6:19 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ladybirdsnest, Phoenix, Oregon, United States
Comments: A fragment of a fairly wide Point de Gaze flounce, no raised work. Excellent romantic floral design, and I especially like the 8-lobed floral decorative ‘mode’ fillings – beautifully executed. There is also a curious combination of very plain, un-ornamented clothwork in some of the flowers, and more complex definition with a different filling stitch in others. Wish there were more of this.
Provenance: Seller purchased it in Bruges in a small shop in 1986.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends engrelure added.
Damage: Seller cites 3 small holes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

391298753177   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ocgort5 Antique Handmade Brussels Point de Gaze Duchess Lace Wedding  Handkerchief as is
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: October 27, 2015 8:35 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mctiques, Winterport, Maine, United States
Comments: A higher-end market Point de Gaze handkerchief, no raised work.  I especially like the little squares containing single rings around the inner border.  See comments below.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Extensive damage mostly to the mesh.  The majority of the clothwork looks in good shape. Question is, can something like this be repaired?  Yes – if you can find the proper thread, and if you know how to do a perfect Point de Gaze mesh stitch (with the correct hand position), and, if you understand how this piece was made so that the replacement mesh can integrate perfectly with the motifs.  I’m teaching a class in needlelace practicum at IOLI next year – a full week long every hour of the day used, and we are going to go into this exact question.  I’ve seen repairs that if you didn’t know they were there, look exactly original. Most repairs however, are very obvious.  As lacemakers, we need to do better.
Soilage: Looks a little beige in color.
Finish: Vertical and faint horizontal fold creases.  A little wrinkled in the cloth.

391299258834   Sold for $74.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p62csgg Fragment antique/vintage Brussels bobbin applique lace flounce
Size: 16″ x 42″
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: October 27, 2015 10:04 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A wide border of bobbinlace applique on machine net. There are a few needle-made knots used as fillings, but not much. Romantic floral design,a little sparse,  more a middle-market product.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites soft old white color. Also says it has been laundered but gives no details on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases, slight wrinkling.

331686642252   Sold for £64.00, 11 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qhpebzq Antique Point de Gaze Lace Trim 160 Inches x 4 1/2 Estate Find Comes with Letter
Size: 4.5″ x 160″
Starting Price: $20.00
Auction ends: October 27, 2015 5:42 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mrpete2005, Willington, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A border of bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Good small motifs, fairly simple, conventional design.
Provenance: There is an accompanying letter, but hard to interpret.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: I think both ends are cut.
Damage: The engrelure is a little rough in places, but the main lace looks OK. However many of the photos are fuzzy and there are not many closeups.  Occasional stray thread.
Soilage: Looks brown in color with occasional dark brown spot.
Finish: Vertical fold creases, a little wrinkling along the header edge.

281834313047   Sold for $59.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p54yses Antique/vintage Brussels Point de Gaze lace bertha
Size: Note given.
Starting Price: £60.00
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 10:23 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze bertha with raised petal roses both along the center of the collar and on the outside edge.  Two types of decorative ‘mode’ fillings in the strapwork and oval cartouches, also some raised rings along leaf veining on the outer edge.  A typical example of the type.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  2nd half 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites ‘small darns and tiny holes’ to the mesh. The repair appears to be alongside the center front neckline.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or winkles.

231726542889   Sold for £132.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/puklufs MAGNIFIQUE dentelle ancienne de Alençon point gaze volant broderie no lavée 1
http://tinyurl.com/ooee6z5 MAGNIFIQUE dentelle ancienne de Alençon point gaze volant broderie no lavée 4
Size: 8 cm x 2.9 m, 8 cm x 2 m
Starting Price: 15.00 EUR on both.
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 10:25 AM, October 28, 2015 10:32 AM PDT.
Offered by: Ebay seller lachantal, Alençon, France
Comments: I’ll put these two together since they are similar.  Both are Alençon borders, the first with either Brides tortilée or bouclée – no closeups to really be able to tell for certain. It’s a Herren Alençon type, often used for men’s ruffled cuffs.  It’s a simple design, not many fillings, with a réseau fin filled in along the lower border. Also, not a lot of picots and no horsehair that I can see, making me think of Argentan.
The second piece is a similar type meant to be ruffled, but with réseau fin throughout. The design is lighter due to the mare floral design, and the stitch used in the clothwork, which is also a sign of 19th c work.
I don’t ever recall having a seller from Alençon selling Alençon lace on Ebay.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  1st, 4th quarter 18th c, 2nd, early 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller doesn’t comment much on condition, but the first one looks well intact from the photos.  The second one has some pulls and repairs to the réseau.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell the exact color.
Finish: Second one is a bit wrinkled.

171975614137   181909359314
Sold for 183.00 EUR, 7 bidders.
Sold for 130.00 EUR, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o53mwh2 MAGNIFIQUE dentelle ancienne de Alençon point gaze volant broderie no lavée 3
Size: 12 cm x 2.8 m
Starting Price: 15.00 EUR
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 10:30 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lachantal, Alençon, France
Comments: A border of Alençon, with a much more romantic 2nd empire floral design than the previous items by this seller.  Looks like some blue dye remains on the backside in places, probably from the original pattern.  Good decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  I don’t see any horsehair in the picots, but not enough closeups to get a really good look.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  mid 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.  Engrelure added.
Damage: Mesh appears in good shape, but not many photos to fully assess any damage. Seller cites some ‘petits trous’, but says that about all the listed laces.
Soilage: Looks clean – hard to tell the exact color.
Finish: Wrinkling throughout.

181909357513   Sold for 402.00 EUR, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qf44f8y 92 ins antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse lace border
Size: 4.5″ x 92″
Starting Price: £35.00
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 10:37 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A long border of Duchesse de Bruges – meaning no needlelace additions. Conventional motifs, irregular picoted brides.  Quite a pleasing arrangement, and I especially like the raised work on the half-stitch strapwork along the border.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites pale ivory color.
Finish: Some of the raised work a bit wrinkled, minor.

331687678721   Sold for 146.00 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o9zwe7y Fragment beautiful antique/vintage Point d’Angleterre lace border
Size: 49″ x 23.5″
Starting Price: £30.00
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 10:52 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A high-end market fragment of a Point d’Angleterre border. Excellent design, the fillings are well done and innovative, and note the little raised centers in some of the flowers. Very precise technique in the bobbinlace motifs.   Note also the needlelace lines attached to the ‘bar’ fillings which extend of a large area.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Pulls and small holes/pinholes and repairs to the Point de Gaze ground.
Soilage: Seller cites age darkened mid cream color.  Some localized brown spotting.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331687688431   Sold for £87.50, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/obyrhaf neat antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse lace collar
Size: 29″ neckline, 4″ back depth
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 11:03 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges collar.  Note the islands in the irregular picoted brides, which you often see in Bruges work. Good raised work on half-stitch background in the flowers.  These are for the most part not typical Duchesse motifs, more in the Ghent style, and quite well done.  No needlelace accents. Good treatment along the neckline with the single woven tally in the arches, this mirrors the filling in the flowers quite nicely.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, maybe a little beige in color?
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231727606822   Sold for £25.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pyeegbo 19th C. handmade Irish Youghal needle lace collar COLLECTOR STUDY PIECE Fashion
Size: 13″ neckline, ~2.75″ deep
Starting Price: $158.00
Auction ends: October 28, 2015 4:21 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A small Youghal collar. The seller wrote a book on Youghal, and has a good discussion of this lace.  This particular piece has a good design, but the technique is a bit off. Note especially the extra heavy cordonnet, whose attachment seems a little odd. And the picoted buttonholed mesh looks sloppy.  I’m wondering if this is a later piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131634531148   Sold for $158.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pm93ryz RARE QUALITY BURANO COLLAR LACE
Size: 76″ long, 1.4″ center depth
Starting Price: $750.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 10:13 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller elias*123, Boro, Italy
Comments: A long collar of Burano – floral border all around with small sprigs used as esprits.  Good elegant design.
I get a lot of information from WordPress, which I use for LaceNews, including Internet searches that lead to this blog. One of the questions asked was ‘how rare is Burano lace?’.  I think I can answer that, since I keep very careful records of all the lace on Ebay (only about a third of those pieces actually make it to the Ebay Alerts). Of the 11,013 pieces that I’ve recorded since LaceNews started, only 58 were Burano. Compare that to 877 Point de Gaze pieces, and 900 Duchesse de Bruxelles, 832 Maltese, 830 bobbin and needle applique on machine net, 775 Honiton, 682 Duchesse de Bruges and Bloemwerk, then 416 for Chantilly. And so on.  I guess that answers that question.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few small red spots.
Finish: Might be a fold crease in the center.

272000974662   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/obkhc6f Neat antique/vintage Brussels point de gaze lace collar
Size: 14.5″ neckline, 3.5″ center back depth.
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 10:58 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Point de Gaze, no raised work. Note the widely spaced looped picots around the outside edge, sign of a particular manufacturer.  The design is simple and light with knots and rings used as decorative ‘mode fillings, sometimes as lines, sometimes filling the centers of flowers.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few red spots on the outer edge.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331688546510   Sold for £49.75, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p4q54va Antique/vintage 19th century Irish crochet lace cap
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: £20.00
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 11:03 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A fallcap of Irish Crochet.  Small, precise motifs many in a Gros Point style.  Good raised work around some motifs and as well as picoted rings. I think the picots are crocheted loops.  No symmetry to the design – it looks a bit thrown together. But the technique is quite interesting – very tightly worked.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites age darkened mid ivory.  Occasional dark red spot.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231728623129   Sold for £32.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ntuegaf “FAB” Irish Crochet Collar
Size:
16″ neckline, 46″ bottom edge, 5.5″ deep.
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 11:15 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller jmlinens, Woodland Hills, California, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar with large motifs. The design is symmetric down the center.  Picots might be Clones knots, I’m not certain.  The motifs are tightly woven with shamrocks, pinwheels, various flowers.  The motifs are a bit large, but it seems to work well in the design.
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.

281835926940   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qappczl RARE EVENTAIL 19è DENTELLE AIGUILLE NACRE SCULPTEE 19thC NEEDLE LACE fan Fächer ventaglio
Size:
27.5 cm long
Starting Price: 249.00 EUR
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 1:40 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, PARIS, France
Comments: A fan of Bobbin and Needlelace applique on machine net, with Mother of Pearl carved sticks. Well designed, with an elaborate monogram in the center. Extensive use of lines of rings as fillings.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Appears to be one stick missing on the left, and the guardstick perhaps replaced? The lace has been shortened somehow to fit – unclear if it was cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

111804169214   Sold for 249.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/njzg5ss EVENTAIL 19ème DENTELLE AIGUILLE NACRE 19thC NEEDLE LACE fan Fächer ventaglio
Size:
21.5 cm long
Starting Price: 199.00 EUR
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 1:41 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, PARIS, France
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with Mother of Pearl sticks. No raised work other than some heavy rings in flower centers.  Good design of garlands, rather light in effect.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Lace looks a little beige.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

111804170101   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pbvtv9y GRAND EVENTAIL 19ème DENTELLE FUSEAUX BRUGES 19thC NEEDLE LACE fan Fächer ventaglio
Size:
32 cm long
Starting Price: 249.00 EUR
Auction ends: October 29, 2015 1:52 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, PARIS, France
Comments: A fan of Duchesse de Bruges with Mother of Pearl sticks.  The lace is well done and has the closely woven appearance of Ghent work.  Roughly square picoted brides, and woven tally squares used as flower fillings. There’s a little raised work on halfstitch ground in some of the scrolls.  The backlit photos are great.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some brown spotting, often near attachments to the sticks.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

111804178183   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/q36cg28 LARGE FRENCH 19THC BERTHE/COLLAR IRISH HANDMADE CROCHET LACE FLOWER LABYRINTH
Size:
57″ outer edge, 11″ deep
Starting Price: $99.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 31, 2015 6:00 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller seltmeister, simmerath, Germany
Comments: A deep collar of Irish Crochet.  Note the 3-part ‘pinwheel clusters of flowers so typical of this lace. It has a limited number of moths – including the ‘snowflake design of raised rings.  Raised rings also used in flower centers. Picots look like crocheted loops.  I think this is Irish work.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  ~1900
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

111786378201    Unsold.

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty items – October 18, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/p56ujqq Stunningly Large BRUSSELS LACE Collar Antique Bridal Handmade Masterpiece
Size: 43.6″ x 23″ laid flat, 13.5″ center depth, 4″ side depth, 46″ neckline.
Starting Price: $295.00, $495.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 8:48 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: A deep frontpiece of English Honiton guipure. Snails/slugs style, starting to break out of that genera. Note the figural birds and butterflies, also well done woven tally leadworks. An impressive design of the flower garden ‘hedgerow’ effect so common in this type of lace. Excellent technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites some small breaks.
Soilage: Seller cites creamy off white color. Along with some localized light spots and faint tanning.
Finish: Some fold creases.

351546515480   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qhfkzkl Intricate Antique Point de Gaze Needle Lace Collar Orchids Scrolls
Size: 21″ x 16″ laid flat, 6.75″ center depth, 7″ side depth, 17″ neckline.
Starting Price: $78.00, $195.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 9:25 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: An interesting Belgian needlelace frontpiece, both in design and technique. It has a combination of un-grounded work and Point de Gaze inserts without raised work. The clothwork has the same density throughout the whole piece. Extensive decorative ‘mode’ fillings, although they are fairly simple. Note the picoted double brides along the neckline, unusual. The design is a bit asymmetric with an Art Nouveau feel.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Small holes in the Pt de Gaze mesh, occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites light cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291587093033   Sold for $78.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/o3qc5dm A Beautiful Antique Point De Gaze Brussels Handkerchief 1890/1900
Size: 32 cm x 30 cm
Starting Price: £42.00
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 9:45 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse handkerchief, no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. Conventional Duchesse motifs, also no raised work other than the veining. Good conventional design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional separation where the PtdG is attached, along along the cloth attachment.  Fixable.  PdG mesh looks good.
Soilage: Seller notes some age marks in the cloth.
Finish: Sold creases and wrinkles, especially in the cloth.

311462801449   Sold for 42.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/p9tpt5f A Gorgeous Brussels Point De Gaze Dress Front/back C.1890
Size: 38cm wide panel, 38 cm from back to front.
Starting Price: £62.00
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 10:25 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse deep collar or dress front.  Raised petal rose in one Point de Gaze insert, other inserts have no raised work. Note the lines of decorative ‘mode’ fillings, nicely done. The Duchesse is a bit on The Bruges Bloemwerk side with fairly large motifs.  The scale of all the motifs seems a little large.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Some small holes in the ptG mesh. Some3 brides look like a twisted pair instead of a full 4-plait, wonder if this is original, although it doesn’t interrupt the design.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311462823284   311462823284a   Sold for 64.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oexd9jq ANTIQUE HAND MADE VENETIAN GROS POINT NEEDLE LACE – 3 PIECES
Size: 13.5″ x 2″ and 9″ x 3″
Starting Price: £1.50
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 10:26 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller parsonagefinearts, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A set of Gros Point style cuffs with a matching choker collar. From some of the clothwork is done I think this might be a French piece.   Italy is a possibility, but the stitches don’t look right.  Very difficult to tell with these copies, they were made in several places.  This set has nicely shaped raised work, good filling stitches, but no special ornamentation.
This seller has also listed other excellent items, especially Irish Crochet.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c. or early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A few folds along the edges.

231715538884   Sold for 41.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o93mdt5 A Stunning Length Of Antique Point De Gaze Lace. Circa 1890
Size: 14 cm x 180 cm
Starting Price: £82.00
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 10:55 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A s border of Point de Gaze, of a type that I sometimes call ‘guipure’. It has no Point de Gaze Ground, just a few twisted bar connections.   You see this come up for sale occasionally.  Interesting design, but not particularly sophisticated.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351546600645   Sold for 180.99 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nm2fkda An Exquisite Long brussels Pont De gaze Lace Collar/lappets & Cuffs
Size: 10 cm x 120 cm, cuffs 23 cm x 8 cm.
Starting Price: £120.00
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 11:00 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles shawl collar and matching cuffs. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts, but a little in the strapwork in the bobbinlace.  Conventional design, but it’s unusual to find a matching set.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some pinholes and small holes in the PtdG mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Fold creases, slight wrinkling.

311462843450   Sold for 120.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/o3l4jt5 FINE EARLY C19TH BRUSSELS APPLIQUE BOBBIN LACE LAPPET
Size: 4″ x 43″
Starting Price: £1.50
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 11:00 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet scarf of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Simple leaf design at the ends, and  I especially like the quatrafoil designs used as esprits in the main ground.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some pinholes and a few tiny holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Pale cream color.
Finish: Some creasing in the tulle.

331677405076   Sold for 33.00 GBP, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/palquqv FINE EARLY C19TH BRUSSELS APPLIQUE BOBBIN LACE LAPPET
Size: 3″ x 8.5″, 3″ x 3.5″, 3.5″ x 9″
Starting Price: £4.99
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 12:32 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller vane90, UK, United Kingdom
Comments: Please look at all the listings by this seller; I’m showing two photos below from separate posts and only giving information for the bobbinlace.  For several weeks this seller has been listing short bobbinlace samples, along with some needlelace. I spoke with the seller who indicates they were purchased as a lot from an antique and vintage haberdashery dealer who specializes in buying up large batches of dead stock in France. They appear to have been part of a sample book at one point because some of them have glue on the backs. They come from the Craponne-Sur-Arzon area, and the bobbinlace looks typical of this area.  The needlelace samples, however, look very much like Viennese Art Nouveau lace, and were probably imported by the retailer.
This is a remarkable collection and is proving quite popular with buyers. Hopefully someone can help identify the manufacturer.
Provenance: See comments.
Date:  early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some have signs of glue on the back.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

391291349743   401007767657
Sold for 33.00 GBP, 5 bidders.
Sold for 24.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pl6w43e ANTIQUE LACE- EARLY FLEMISH, MILANESE LACE LARGE OVAL TABLECLOTH
Size: oval – 12″ x 75-76″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: October 18, 2015 2:10 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: An oval tablecloth assembled from what looks like earlier pieces. These all appear to be Northern Italian, Milanese.  The center part and the scrolling wide border with 5-star ground around the edge are especially impressive. There’s a chance some of it might be Flemish, but I’d like a closer look before making that attribution.
Provenance: An estate piece.
Date:  18th c? Assembled in the early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: An assembled piece.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151847999141   $159.30, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/q6m7nd8 A VICTORIAN HONITON BOBBIN LACE APPLIQUE SHAWL WRAP OR VEIL ON BLACK MACHINE NET.
Size: 23″ x 110″
Starting Price: £45.00
Auction ends: October 19, 2015 11:59 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: Black Honiton does come up occasionally – this is a rectangular shawl  applique on machine net.  Moving away from the snails/slugs stle, with three floral sprays at the ends, esprits of sprigs in the ground, and a fairly narrow border up the sides. Good woven tally leadwork fillings, and the net has been cut from behind some, but not all of them.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  18th c? Assembled in the early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Small repairs throughout, occasional pinhole.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191713045145   Sold for 77.30 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q9l7ujp A VICTORIAN HAND MADE BLACK CHANTILLY BOBBIN LACE FICHU C1860 – 80
Size: 59″ x 13.5″ at center.
Starting Price: £40.00
Auction ends: October 19, 2015 1:12 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A fichu collar of Chantilly. Romantic floral elegant design with esprits in the ground. Hard to guess on this one if it is French or Belgian.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  18th c? Assembled in the early 20th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites minor breaks repairs.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some creasing, or this might just be a few repairs..

191714662044   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o9omsak ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 19THC.BRUSSELS LACE BONNET VEIL,FLOUNCE
Size: 13″ x 47″
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: October 19, 2015 1:12 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, New York, United States
Comments: A narrow shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on net – I can’t tell from the photos if it is machine or droschel.  I suspect Machine, but would love to have a closer look (if it is droschel it would be a very late example). The design looks a lot like 18th c organization (especially the hexagonal mesh filling), but has a more later 19th c technique. Notably the needle-made decorative fillings. Quite an interesting piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a few tiny openings.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘cream patina’.
Finish: Light creasing.

391294236137   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/purqp8s Antique Museum Piece d’ ALENCON LACE Large Bertha Collar Shawl
Size: 13″ x 47″
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: October 20, 2015 10:54 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: A bertha collar of Punto de Milan, which is a pieced bobbinlace (Old Flanders) with a needle-made ground. The ground does resemble the Alençon ground, which no doubt accounts for the note on the tag. Nicely organized floral ground with overall fine work. I particularly like the little flowers along the neckline. This is a type of lace that often suffers from sloppy technique and coarser threads – not here.
Provenance: Comes with a tag saying “Bertha of ALappet point, d’Alencon, Donor Mrs. George Comstock. ”
Date:  4th quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some localized light spots. Overall light cream or ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291589131677   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/obp2yfr ANTIQUE ECRU IVORY BEIGE POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR CAPELET
Size: 9″ deep, hard to tell the neckline measurement. Says it first 15″, 16″, 17″ or 18″.
Starting Price: $245.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 20, 2015 11:56 AM
Offered by: Ebay seller Imgcareer, San Ramon, California, United States
Comments: A deep collar of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts, note the petals have small diamond windows – sign of a better manufacturer.  Very dense romantic florals with a few decorative ‘mode’ needlelace fillings. A little raised work on the strapwork in the bobbinlaces.  I find the motifs a little large for the size of the piece.
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.

361406112572   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/nec5n5n Seven Lace Scrapbook pages: Handmade English Bedfordshire Bobbin lace samples
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $105.00
Auction ends: October 20, 2015 2:31 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: This seller is doing several auctions on pages from this collection. The samples collected are excellent examples of each type.  An impressive collection.
Provenance: Assembled in the 1970’s by an English lacemaker.
Date:  varies with type.
Condition:
Modifications: Samples stitched to pages or cloth which is mounted on the pages.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141800835297   Sold for $105.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/qe4n9p4 6 pc Vtg Antique Nanduti Tenerife Lace Runner Placemats lotn5
Size: placemats – 12.5″ x 18″.  Runner 13″ x 31.5″
Starting Price: $29.00
Auction ends: October 20, 2015 7:03 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller kzfisch, Brielle, New Jersey, United States
Comments: A set of 5 Ñanduti placemats and one runner. I’m guessing one placemat might be missing. Each has a number of different ‘sol’ motifs with palm leaves around the edge. Center is a grid mat of decorative stitches.  I’ve never seen a set like this before.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  ~1950.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Most ivory off white color, 2 placemats more ecru.  Some age spots and uneven patina.
Finish: Fold creases.

201448559818   Sold for $29.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pcaoknn Interesting late 19th C.handmade Point de Gaze needle lace collar
Size: placemats – 12.5″ x 18″.  Runner 13″ x 31.5″
Starting Price: $39.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: October 21, 2015 5:41 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A small round collar of Point de Gaze. No raised work, and very simple rings and knots used as fillings.  Note the looped widely spaced picots around the other edge.  Good delicate simple design.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  probably around 1900.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Stains around the neckline and a little into the back of the lace collar.
Finish: Fold creases.

141801858360   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o9uvzbe * Superb POINT de GAZE Brussels Needle Lace Antique Fan *
Size: 10″ long guardsticks.
Starting Price: $145.00
Auction ends: October 22, 2015 12:50 PM
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with amber sticks and the original tassel. Raised petal roses with diamond windows.  The whole piece looks slightly off – the fan leaf doesn’t seem wide enough. But it does not appear to be cut down.  Excellent floral design, good decorative ‘mode’ fillings, technically rather sophisticated.  Point de Gaze with a lot of raised work throughout may not be the best material for a folding fan, and it does look a little bulky folded up.  I also like the sticks with their carved edges.
Provenance: None cited.
Date:  3rd quarter 19th c.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh, minor.
Soilage: Seller cites off-white shade.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

161859071779   Sold for $308.00, 4 bidders.

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Lace Event USA: The Metropolitan Chapter of the IOLI, “Lace Around the World” – November 7-8, 2015

The Metropolitan Chapter of the International Organization of Lace –  Lace Day and Workshops
Theme:
Lace Around the World
Date:
Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8, 2015
Place: BPO Elks Westwood Lodge
505 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, New Jersey 07675
Time: Saturday – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM  Open to the Public, free.
Sunday – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM workshops
Web Site: http://tinyurl.com/p5nqxsu for the lace day
www.metropolitanchapterioli.org for the organization
Information and Registration: http://tinyurl.com/pts78pf
Registration form at http://tinyurl.com/ojuorfu. Fill it out and mail it with your check to Metropolitan Chapter, IOL, per the instructions on the form.
Contact the organization president Lynda Barber for information – LyndaLace@att.net

Saturday Vending: Kathy Kirchner and Holly Van Sciver

Saturday Events: Exhibition, Demonstrations, Vendors,
Children’s Class (1:00 to 3:00 PM)

Saturday Class: Children’s beginning lace class from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. ($5.00 materials fee) Children must bring an adult of their own choice.

Sunday Workshops  (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Class fee includes lunch.  Pre-registration required)
Lynda Barber, “Beginning Bobbin Lace”.  $25.00, kit fee $20 to purchase or $5 to rent.
Pat Morris, “‘s Gravenmoer Lace”.  $35.00
Mayra Petretti, “Lepoglava Lace”, $35.00

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