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Storr silver, Tiffany lead A.H. Wilkens' Apr. 17-18 sale

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Written by Auction House PR   
Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:02

TORONTO - Image courtesy of A.H. Wilkens. A.H. Wilkens is hosting a three-session auction April 17-18 that is filled with a wide array of rare and unusual objects. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

Session I features a pair of Paul Storr sterling silver baskets dating back to the reign of George IV, from London, 1823. Paul Storr is considered one of the most significant silversmiths of his time, regularly commissioned by English royalty and the highest classes. The pair of baskets was possibly part of a larger table setting or garniture to adorn the table, and held sweets or sweetmeat. The baskets have an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000.

The first session auction includes nearly 100 lots of sterling silver including English, Continental, several lots of Chinese silver and a small collection of Judaica. The silver is followed by a wide array of Asian arts featuring Chinese ivory, jade, porcelain and stone.

The second session of this three-session auction offers close to 150 lots of canes and walking sticks, all from a single-owner collection. This lifetime collection has brought together rare and unusual canes from around the world; you’ll find examples from China, Japan, Europe, England, Africa and North America. It also includes a wide variety of system canes. These canes, most notably used in the 19th century, serve an additional function such as a telescope, horse measurer, flask holder, candle holder or compass. The collection also has a number of folk art pieces such as canes carved by soldiers in the World Wars, puzzle canes, and one carved by the gardener of Sandringham as a 21st birthday gift to Prince Albert Victor in 1885. Other lots include a cane from Gettysburg signed by Captain Daniel W. Flagler (1835-1899) (Lot 2020) as well as other examples of Trench Art from World War I and II.

Session III is highlighted with a Tiffany Studios bronze and favrile glass Twelve-Light Lily Lamp as well as two Pairpoint lamps and several lots of LC Tiffany and Handel glass. Lot 3041 is a collection of Civil War diaries and hat from Murdock Mcregor, covering the years 1861 to 1865. Fine quality art by William Hemsley, Georges Croegaert, Marcel Dyf and Enrico Tarenghi are also featured in the auction along with several lots of Moorcroft pottery and decorative accessories.

This sale has something for everyone; the auction will be rounded out with a large collection of silver, Asian arts, glass, porcelain, furniture and fine art.

For additional information, call 416-360-7600 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Image courtesy of A.H. Wilkens.

Image courtesy of A.H. Wilkens.

Image courtesy of A.H. Wilkens.

Image courtesy of A.H. Wilkens.

Image courtesy of A.H. Wilkens.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 April 2012 13:13
 
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