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Couture, memorabilia, antiques in Sterling Associates' Nov. 19 sale

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Sunday, 16 November 2014 18:28

James Borden 69in tall abstract carved wood clock, book example and prize winner, est. $1,000-$3,000. Sterling Associates image

CLOSTER, N.J. – “The more I delved into the consignments for our November 19th Fall Antique Auction, the more obvious it became that this would be a very interesting, well-rounded sale,” said Stephen D’Atri, owner of Sterling Associates in Bergen County, N.J. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The key categories defined themselves as the merchandise was being cataloged, D’Atri said. A single-owner collection of designer and other vintage clothing was a perfect fit alongside costume jewelry, hats and accessories from other private sources. With a timeline that starts in the Art Deco era and runs through the 1980s, all of the items have been attracting bidders to the online auction catalog.

Some of the most desirable names of 1960s-’80s fashion may be found in the fashion section. Lot 12, a Christian Dior houndstooth-check skirt with matching jacket, is estimated at $75-$150. Lot 38, a Jacques Tiffeau pink and white polka-dotted jacket with ruffled trim, is expected to make $100-$300; while Lot 14, a Valentino Miss V quilted blazer and skirt ensemble is estimated at $75-$150.

A dressier choice is Lot 7, a vintage Bob Mackie Boutique dress in scarlet with a heavily jeweled and beaded collar and sleeves. Estimate: $200-$300. Two cocktail dresses – one a sheer black rouched and sequined design; the other a heavily sequined royal blue number with spaghetti straps – are offered together as Lot 32 with a $100-$300 estimate.

In the 1960s, every young woman wanted a pop art plastic-disc shift dress, and one of the most exciting examples to come to the auction market in quite some time is cataloged as Lot 27. Designed by Italy’s exalted couturier Emanuel Ungaro, its undulating rows of stitched-on discs create bands of rainbow colors – lavender, purple, red yellow, pink and green. A mod classic, it is estimated at $100-$300.

Many unusual designer creations for after-five wear will be offered. A spotlight grabber, Lot 4 is a vintage beaded cocktail dress decorated with hundreds of peacock feathers. The sleeveless, Empire-style dress is adorned with bugle beads and faux jewels, and is accompanied by a matching bolero jacket. Estimate: $200-$300.

The clothes will be followed by group lots of vintage hats, accessories, masses of costume, sterling, amber and vintage pearl jewelry; and purses. Lot 75, a colorful Lulu Guinness “House” tote bag is embellished with painted shells and embroidered images of a door, windows and garden. Estimate: $75-$150. Among the fur and faux-fur coats and stoles to be auctioned is Lot 64, a full-length coat, possibly mink, with a label from Gianfranco Ferre Fourrures for Saks Fifth Avenue. Estimate: $200-$400. Menswear includes suits, blazers, sportswear, Burberry trench coats, a Saks Fifth Avenue wool coat, and a tuxedo with shirts and shoes.

Of the many autographed photos of entertainers and other celebrities in the sale, most came from a wealthy collector who purchased the items at charity auctions. Lot 408 is a 1960s photograph of the Beatles, autographed by all four members of the band. It is accompanied by a note from the national secretary of the Official Beatles Fan Club and shows a Liverpool address and phone number. Estimate: $5,000-$10,000.

Lot 412 is a framed photo of the “Rat Pack,” autographed by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Other signed lots include photos autographed by the Doors (Lot 413), Janis Joplin (Lot 411), Al Pacino (Lot 417), the stars of the film “Good Fellas” (Lot 416), the Rolling Stones (Lot 414), and Led Zeppelin (Lot 415), and others. Additionally, there are record albums autographed by Madonna, Guns & Roses, Prince, the Stones and the Doors.

Four lots of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia will be offered, including Lot 479, a framed grouping of two photos together with the star’s autograph, est. $800-$1,200; Lot 482, a framed and autographed photo of Monroe in a full-length pose, $500-$1,000; and Lot 481, a color photo advertisement for “The Prince and the Showgirl,” $800-$1,000.

An extraordinary storage-locker find produced an archive of memorabilia pertaining to trailblazing Russian wrestler, weightlifter and fitness proponent George Hackenschmidt (1877-1968). “Hackenschmidt was a Mr Universe and was known as ‘The Russian Lion.’ As an athlete, he was as famous in his day as Muhammad Ali or Tiger Woods. His wrestling matches drew many thousands of spectators,” said D’Atri.

The Hackenschmidt archive, which is apportioned into four lots (332 through 335), incudes photos, passports, a college graduation diploma, and a silver NABBA medallion presented to the wrestling superstar when he judged the 1950 Mr Universe competition.

An outstanding selection of fine art is led by Lot 237, a signed oil-on-canvas painting titled “Arabian Horsemen,” by Christian Adolf Schreyer (German, 1828-1899). Presented in an ornate gilt frame, the 22½ by 30½ inch artwork could reach $8,000-$12,000.

Lot 226, a Dewitt Clinton Peters (American, 1865-1948) signed portrait of an elegant woman in riding attire, with a Great Dane by her side, is evocative of the Great Gatsby era. Peters studied and exhibited in Paris and was a medal winner at the 1889 Exposition Universelle. His accomplished 40 by 50in (sight) portrait is estimated at $2,000-$3,000.

Lot 366 is an extremely rare Leroy Neiman (American, 1921-2012) original mixed-media drawing created for a Playboy magazine insertion. It is annotated “Femlin and Thinker #2” and “Party Jokes,” and is artist-signed, copyright-noted, and dated 1982. Measuring 30 by 34in (framed), this unique artwork is estimated at $20,000-$30,000.

Works by two of today’s most-after Latin-American artists, Raul Uribe and Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1912-), are included in the sale. Lot 223 is a 1986 Uribe abstract-figural watercolor measuring 22½ by 15 5/8in (framed). Signed and dated, it is estimated at $800-$1,200. Lot 231 is a Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991) color lithograph titled “Mujer con Vestido Verde” (Woman with Green Dress). Measuring 39 by 31in (framed), it is signed twice and expected to make $800-$1,200.

A fine selection of 18th/19th-century furniture includes chest of drawers, secretaries, linen presses and much more. Lot 172, a 103-inch-tall carved and decorated Dutch marquetry china cabinet is estimated at $1,200-$1,500; while Lot 182, a set of eight Thomas Moser “Eastward” dining chairs could fetch $2,500-$3,500.

An extraordinary 69-inch-tall abstract carved wood clock by James Borden is a book example and was a first-prize winner in an exhibition focusing on artistry in clocks. Entered as Lot 423, it carries a presale estimate of $1,000-$3,000. Two J.C. Brown steeple clocks follow closely behind as Lots 428 and 429.

All bidding will be conducted remotely for Sterling Associates’ Nov. 19 auction, and all goods may be viewed online at LiveAuctioneers. The auction will commence at 3 p.m. Eastern Time, two hours earlier than usual.

For additional information on any item in the auction or to reserve a phone line, call 201-768-1140 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Online: www.antiquenj.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

 James Borden 69in tall abstract carved wood clock, book example and prize winner, est. $1,000-$3,000. Sterling Associates image

(Left to right) Lot 4: Sleeveless peacock-feather dress with matching bolero jacket and belt of bugle beads; Lot 27: circa-1960s Emanuel Ungaro pop art plastic disc dress; Lot 9: vintage fringed dress with embellishments and beads believed to be coral. Sterling Associates image

Leroy Neiman original mixed-media drawing created for Playboy Magazine, artist-signed, dated 1982, framed size 30 x 34in, est. $20,000-$30,000. Sterling Associates image

Dewitt Clinton Peters, signed oil-on-canvas portrait of woman in riding attire, with Great Dane by her side, 40 x 50in (sight), est. $2,000-$3,000

Adolf Schreyer, ‘Arabian Horsemen,’ oil on canvas, 22½ by 30½in, signed, est. $8,000-$12,000. Sterling Associates image

Monumental Imari palace vase with lid, handpainted with gilt, foo lion/dog finial, 39½ in, est. $5,000-$7,000. Sterling Associates image

Photograph of the Beatles, autographed by all four members of the band, accompanied by note from fan club in Liverpool, England, est. $5,000-$10,000. Sterling Associates image

Set of eight Thomas Moser ‘Eastward’ dining chairs, est. $2,500-$3,500. Sterling Associates image

Passport and rare judge’s medal from large personal archive of legendary Russian wrestler, weightlifter and fitness proponent George Hackenschmidt (1877-1968). Sterling Associates image

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 09:27
 

Finest jewelers represented in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sale Nov. 27

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Thursday, 13 November 2014 13:25

Renowned French jeweler Jean Schlumberger created this 30-carat sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate: £20,000-30,000. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions image

LONDON – Stunning stones and iconic jewels from the master jewelers and high jewelry ateliers of the 20th century will be offered, fresh to the market, in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ fine jewelry sale on Thursday, Nov. 27. LiveAuctioneers.com will facilitate Internet live bidding.

A turquoise and white enamel Serpenti watch from the celebrated jewelry house Bulgari leads the show-stopping investment quality jewels in the fine Jewelry sale. Bulgari introduced their snake watches in the 1940s and later enlivened the ‘Serpenti’ watch by offering it in many differing color enamel versions, such as the version to be offered in this sale.

Actress Elizabeth Taylor owned a Bulgari Serpenti watch and in 1962 was famously photographed wearing it on the set of Cleopatra. The Bulgari Serpenti watch has become one of the iconic jewels of the 20th century and a symbol of Bulgari’s classical brand and indulgent creativity [est. £20,000-30,000].

Weighing in at 30 carats, a sapphire and diamond ring by French Jeweler Jean Schlumberger is another luxurious creation in the sale [est. £20,000-30,000]. Schlumberger’s jewels are regarded as some of the finest postwar jewelry design and continue to be immensely popular with collectors.

Designing jewelry for leading socialites and fashionistas such as the Duchess of Kent, Daisy Fellowes, Diana Vreeland and Elsa Schiaparelli before World War II, Schlumberger was later invited to become chief jewelry designer at Tiffany in 1956.

From across the Atlantic and for collectors looking for gems with an excellent provenance is a vibrant 71-carat aquamarine ring, designed by the New York jeweler Seaman Schepps. The retro style ring is accompanied with the original bill of sale from Seaman Schepps in New York, dated 1949.

One of the most revered American jewelry designers of the 20th Century, Schepps became known as “America’s Court Jeweler.” He served some of the most influential and renowned personalities of the period, with a client list that included the Duchess of Windsor, Coco Chanel, alongside members of the Du Pont, Mellon and Rockefeller families.

The aquamarine ring, which is estimated at £5,000-8,000, is accompanied by earclips also purchased from Seaman Schepps and the original receipt dated 1949 from Seaman Schepps in New York.

The fine jewelry sale will be held at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ saleroom in London’s Mayfair during a day of luxury sales on Friday, Nov. 27, which will also include watches, silver and luxury accessories.

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.

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

Renowned French jeweler Jean Schlumberger created this 30-carat sapphire and diamond ring. Estimate: £20,000-30,000. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions image

The Bulgari Serpenti watch has an estimate of £20,000-30,000 ($32,360-48,390). Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions image

Aquamarine ring by New York jeweler Seaman Schepps, 1949. Estimate: £5,000-8,000 ($8,065-12,900). Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions image

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 15:03
 

Palm Beach Modern's Nov. 22 auction a Who's Who of design luminaries

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 17:23
Paul Evans 80in mixed-metal cabinet and dry bar with double doors and interior drawers, shelves and storage. Pictured ‘Paul Evans Designer & Sculptor’ by Jeffrey Head. Est. $20,000-$30,000. PBMA image

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The team at Palm Beach Modern Auctions (PBMA) – south Florida’s leading specialists in modern and contemporary art and design – will welcome bidders and other interested guests to a Nov. 22 Modern Design auction of more than 400 carefully chosen lots. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Auctioneer and co-owner Rico Baca, who follows the market for modern very closely, described the selection of uber-chic furniture and art as “the finest gathering of modern design we have offered at auction to date.”

“Modern design is so cool, but at the same time, it’s so hot. It’s what people want for their homes nowadays,” said Baca. “The same designs that were considered avant-garde in the mid-20th century are now acknowledged classics, and over the decades they’ve inspired many other design movements. We have found that our buyers want both – the best of the collectible early designs and the most interesting and cutting-edge designs of the past 25 years.”

The beauty of modern furniture, aside from its obvious aesthetic attributes, is that only a few well-chosen pieces can add instant personality to a room, Baca said, even if the backdrop is just four white walls, begging for attention.

“When you add an investment piece to a room, like a pair of Gio Ponti lounge chairs (Lot 665, estimate $20,000-$30,000) or a George Nakashima walnut and rosewood Minguren I coffee table (Lot 730, est. $25,000-$35,000), you immediately have your centerpiece, and in so doing, you’ve set the bar very high. Furniture with this type of pedigree will never go out of style.”

When it comes to seating, nothing can perk up a plain room as quickly as Lot 616, an Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti upholstered “Aladdin” sofa made in France. Hands down, it’s a design “wow” with its irregularly black-spotted gold upholstery and turned-out brass feet, with a shape reminiscent of Aladdin’s slippers. The eye-catching sofa is expected to make $25,000-$35,000 at auction.

Lot 734, a pair of Sergio Rodrigues leather and chrome-plated steel “Vronka” lounge chairs resided in a private home in Rio de Janeiro before being acquired by the consignor. Rodrigues (1927-2014) was a pioneer in Brazilian modern design and founded the company Oca in 1956. “His designs were uncompromising, always of the very finest materials,” Baca said. “Sergio Rodrigues became world famous after Oscar Neimeyer and Lucio Costa chose his furniture for the décor in buildings they designed in the then-new capital city of Brasilia. The lounge chairs in our sale are for connoisseurs.” Estimate for the pair: $12,000-$15,000.

Offered consecutively as Lots 533 and 534 are two pairs of fabric and brass slipper chairs by William (Billy) Haines, a former actor turned interior designer whose clients included movie stars and the crème de la crème of American society. His slipper chairs were a modern interpretation of the Ancient Greek klismos chairs seen in bas-relief artworks from as early as the mid-5th century BC. Each pair of chairs is offered with a $4,000-$6,000 estimate.

Fancy a cocktail? PBMA has you covered with Lot 726, a quintessential Paul Evans mixed-metal cabinet and dry bar with two doors that open to reveal drawers, shelves and storage. The 80-inch-tall cabinet of brass, copper, bronze, aluminum and wood is pictured in the Jeffrey Head reference titled Paul Evans Designer & Sculptor. The cabinet is entered in the Nov. 22 auction with a presale estimate of $20,000-$30,000.

Sam Maloof meant business when he designed a 119-inch-wide conference/dining table of South American rosewood, which is cataloged as Lot 757. Boasting a beautiful, naturally patinated surface and flawlessly symmetrical base, the table comes with provenance from a Tampa, Florida private collection. A commanding statement piece, it has auction expectations of $50,000-$70,000. The wide selection of decorative accessories includes Lot 655, a pair of large Stilnovo brass and enameled-metal 5-arm sconces or ceiling lights with an “atomic” motif. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

A perfect choice for indoor or outdoor dining is Lot 670, a Rudi Bonzanini round, glass-top dining table with six lacquered fiberglass chairs in a pastel pistachio shade. The estimate for this stylish suite is $15,000-$25,000.

To light up the modern residence, one could not go wrong in choosing Lot 571, a pair of rare Tommi Parzinger floor lamps with pierced brass shades, estimate $6,000-$8,000. But for maximum impact, the chandelier of choice would be Lot 542A, a monumental Italian Sputnik/Starburst design with glass spikes on a brass sphere. Its estimate is $20,000-$25,000.

Other auction highlights include Lots 711 and 712, consecutive pairs of Erwine and Estelle Laverne “Daffodil” lounge chairs from the Invisible Group, est. $3,000-$5,000 per pair; Lot 779, a Walter Lamb chaise lounge, est. $2,500-$5,000; and Lot 843, a Warren Platner for Knoll suite consisting of a pair of bronze-framed, upholstered lounge chairs with matching occasional table, est. $5,000-$6,000. Additionally, there are a number of quality prints by such artists as Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Banksy, and Aya Takano.

PBMA’s Nov. 22, 2014 Modern Design Auction will commence at 12 noon Eastern Time at the company’s exhibition center and auction venue located at 417 Bunker Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405. Preview: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on auction day starting at 9 a.m.

For additional information on any item in the auction, call 561-586-5500 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

View the fully illustrated auction catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Paul Evans 80in mixed-metal cabinet and dry bar with double doors and interior drawers, shelves and storage. Pictured ‘Paul Evans Designer & Sculptor’ by Jeffrey Head. Est. $20,000-$30,000. PBMA image One of two pairs of Billy Haines slipper chairs to be auctioned in consecutive lots, design inspired by Ancient Greek klismos chairs. Estimate for pair: $4,000-$6,000. PBMA image Pair of Tommi Parzinger floor lamps with pierced brass shades, est. $6,000-$8,000. PBMA image Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti upholstered “Aladdin” sofa with turned-out brass feet, French, est. $25,000-$35,000. PBMA image Pair of large Stilnovo brass and enameled-metal 5-arm sconces or ceiling lights with ‘atomic’ motif. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. PBMA image Pair of deep crimson Gio Ponti Model 12690 upholstered lounge chairs with brass feet, est. $20,000-$30,000. PBMA image Rudi Bonzanini glass-top dining table with six lacquered fiberglass chairs, est. $15,000-$25,000. PBMA image George Nakashima walnut and rosewood Minguren I coffee table, est. $25,000-$35,000. PBMA image Pair of Sergio Rodrigues leather and chrome-plated steel “Vronka” lounge chairs, originally in Rio de Janeiro residence, then a Palm Beach private collection. Est. $12,000-$15,000. PBMA image Sam Maloof conference/dining table, South American rosewood, 119in wide, formerly in Tampa, Florida private collection. Est. $50,000-$70,000. PBMA image Warren Platner for Knoll suite consisting of pair of bronze-framed, upholstered lounge chairs with matching occasional table, est. $5,000-$6,000. PBMA image
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:24
 

Chinese jadeite carvings highlight I.M. Chait auction Nov. 23

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Fine Chinese lavender jadeite Guanyin group, 18 3/4 inches high. Estimate: $15,000–$25,000. I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers image.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – A large collection of fine Chinese jadeite carvings from the estate of Los Angeles developer Charles H. Lundquist is one of the many highlights of an I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers’s sale on Sunday, Nov. 23. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

Also featured in the auction will be:

– A collection of important huanghuali wood furniture including tables, chairs and cabinets from a prominent local collection;

– Carved jade jewelry; and numerous Antique Chinese jade toggles from Pennsylvania and Los Angeles collections;

– Fine calligraphy scrolls from estate of Irving Groupp;

– A group of hand-colored lithographs from a Palos Verdes, Calif., estate;

– Fine gemstone carvings including works by lapidary masters Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio and Peter Müller;

– Massive Chinese bronzes and carved stone statues from an East Coast collection;

– Fine precious gem jewelry and snuff bottles from a Beverly Hills collection

– Chinese dynastic pottery from the collections of Andrew and Karen Goldstein, and Thomas Williams;

– Large Chinese cloisonné pieces from the collection of Dr. Gerald and Christina Sugarman.

For details phone I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers at 310-285-0182 or email 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

Fine Chinese lavender jadeite Guanyin group, 18 3/4 inches high. Estimate: $15,000–$25,000. I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers image.

Pair of Chinese gilt bronze Guanyin figures, 49 1/2 inches each. Estimates: $15,000–$20,000. I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers image.

Oil portrait painting by Lee Man Fong (Indonesian-Chinese 1913-1988), oil on board, 23 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in., framed. Estimate: $25,000–$35,000. I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers image.

Study by Franz Kline (American, 1910–1962), untitled 1956 ink on paper, 9 3/4 in. x 12 3/4 in., framed. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000. I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers image.

Tanzanian ruby Ferrari F1 scale model by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio, with Russian obsidian (tires, chassis and engine), rock crystal from Madagascar (base and windshield) and gold vermeil (all metalwork). Estimate: $250,000–$350,000. I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers image.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 13:25
 

Stephenson’s to sell antiques, art from 18th C. farmhouse Nov 16

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 09:57

Sophie Marston Brannan, oil on canvas landscape, signed lower left, 20 x 23½in sight. Est. $500-$1,000. Stephenson’s image

PHILA., Pa. – Last month one of Hunterdon County, New Jersey’s most idyllic country properties, the 27-acre Paper Road Farm in Grafton, was sold at auction. Now Stephenson’s Auctioneers, estate specialists located in Bucks County, Pa., will take over the reins to auction the contents that furnished and decorated the picturesque stone farmhouse on the Delaware River. The November 16 auction will be held onsite at the property, but bidders can also participate live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

“In keeping with the feel of the original 18th-century colonial structure, the owners in residence took great care to furnish the interior with period pieces. They did a wonderful job,” said Cindy Stephenson, owner of Stephenson’s Auctioneers.

Many artworks will be offered, including oil-on-canvas landscapes by Sophie Marston Brannan, Harry Horn, Bowen Aylesworth Haines and George F. Schultz. An E.L. Parmele oil-on-canvas winter landscape is dated 1850 and features cows and figures; while a Raymond W. Sims oil on board is a still life with fruit. There are numerous other watercolors, pastels, portraits and prints.

A true country mansion, the home contains a wealth of furniture in both country and formal styles. There’s a cherry cupboard, a 19th-century grain-painted chest, an 1869 Norwegian humpback paint-decorated trunk, a dovetailed dome-top blanket chest with original red paint, and another 19th-century painted blanket chest. A mahogany Federal-style dining table comes complete with two leaves and a set of six mahogany ribbon-back dining chairs. Other elegant furnishings include a mahogany Queen Anne-style highboy, a Chippendale slant-front desk, an inlaid mahogany demilune table and a Chippendale-style scroll-arm sofa. Hand-tied Persian rugs adorn the hardwood floors.

As the auction moves from room to room, bidders will be able to bid on a walnut Davenport desk, a Federal cherry drop-leaf table, a Shaker ladder-back rocker, Chippendale-style leather wing chair, walnut double-door bookcase and a mahogany tester bed converted to king size, with “hairy paw” feet. A reliable timekeeper in the home is the circa-1830 English inlaid tall-case clock that measures 89 inches in height. Outdoor and garden furniture will be auctioned, as well. Patio sets include a 7-piece teak ensemble by Kingsley-Bate and a five-piece iron set. There are many dozens of additional furnishings, including mirrors, lamps, mantel clocks, a glass-paneled tri-fold screen, and a wealth of decorative accessories.

There are many collections in the residence: stoneware crocks and jugs, some with advertising; late-18th to early 19th-century pewter, equestrian-related items, copper cookware, linens, lace, and some silver, including a five-piece tea and coffee service.

As one would expect on a horse farm, the auction includes saddles. Among those to be offered to the highest bidder are a Flanagan 18in hunt seat, Mesace Medellin Industria Colombia 17½in hunt seat, G. Passier & Sons 17½in dressage, Beval 17in hunt seat, G. Passier & Sons 18in dressage, English 18in hunt seat, and a Crosby 18in hunt seat. There are two Western saddles: a 14in brown and 14½in black model.

In addition to residential contents, the sale includes farm equipment used in day-to-day work activities, starting with a John Deere 850 diesel tractor with turf tires. Also, there are wooden barrels, ladders, fencing and posts; yard tools, wheelbarrows, a diesel tank, an outside sink, four exterior parking lot lights on poles, and even cords of firewood.

“It isn’t often that we see an onsite auction of a country estate that is this complete and of such consistently high quality throughout,” said Stephenson. “I think that many bidders are going to be very happy with their purchases.”

The Nov. 16 auction will take place onsite at Paper Road Farm, 12 Grafton Rd., Stockton, N.J. beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. For additional information on any lot in the sale, call Cindy Stephenson at 215-322-6182 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

View the fully illustrated online catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.liveauctioneers.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Sophie Marston Brannan, oil on canvas landscape, signed lower left, 20 x 23½in sight. Est. $500-$1,000. Stephenson’s image

Vietnamese lacquer-on-panel artwork depicting figures and temples in landscape, signed lower right, 24 x 48in. Est. $60-$120. Stephenson’s image

Harry Horn oil-on-canvas landscape painting, signed lower left, 19 x 23in sight. Est. $500-$1,000. Stephenson’s image

Burger Bros. Rochester cobalt-decorated, ovoid-form stoneware jug, 17in tall. Est. $200-$400. Stephenson’s image

Face of circa-1830 English inlaid tall-case clock, 89in high. Est. $600-$1,000. Stephenson’s image

Norwegian painted dome-top trunk with lettering and date ‘1869’ on front. Est. $300-$500. Stephenson’s image

Brown leather Western saddle, 14in with stirrups and tack. Est. $120-$250. Stephenson’s image

19th-century walnut tester bed with hairy paw feet, paneled headboard, reeded and carved bedposts, converted to king size. Est. $300-$600. Stephenson’s image

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 13:48
 

Jeffrey S. Evans devotes Nov. 15 auction to Americana

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:24

Rare signed Samuel Betts (London, active 1645-1673) bracket clock, circa 1660, with engraved brass dial and backplate. Housed in an early case with label and tag inside door from Percy Webster, a noted antiquarian and clock dealer in London during the early 20th century. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will host its 27th semi-annual Americana auction on Saturday, Nov. 15. In addition to showcasing material from private collections and family holdings in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York and Maine, this outstanding sale is highlighted by the stoneware collection of the late Eddie Wilder of Alexandria, Va., and includes many pieces illustrated in his 2007 tome, Alexandria, Virginia Pottery 1792-1876. With a large selection of quality pottery, furniture, folk and decorative art, and a special focus on Virginia and the South, Jeffrey S. Evans, president of Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, anticipating strong sale results, is excited to offer such fine merchandise with conservative estimates, 99 percent of which is unreserved.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Of particular note, and coming in the wake of the recent six-figure sale of a similar clock by the same maker, is a rare and important Samuel Betts (London, active 1645-1673) bracket clock with elaborate engraving and double signature. The clock, fresh from a family collection in Maine and purchased in the 1950s, carries a $20,000-$30,000 estimate and should again generate excitement among collectors.

Another noteworthy item in the sale is a rare alkaline-glazed face jug, circa 1935, attributed to Harvey Ford Reinhardt of Lincoln County, North Carolina. An important folk potter of the early 20th century, Reinhardt’s face jugs are considered some of the finest of their type. This example, in very good condition, is estimated conservatively at $2,000-$3,000.

Evans & Associates is known for offering top quality furniture and decorative arts from Virginia and the South, and this sale is no different. A case in point is a rare Shenandoah Valley Federal walnut valuables/spice cabinet, circa 1820, with history of descent in an Augusta County, Va., family. This little gem, in excellent condition, carries a $5,000-$8,000 estimate and is expected to stimulate a great deal of interest.

Another important Virginia item is a rare Chippendale cherry corner chair, circa 1765, made in Petersburg. From an old Virginia collection, the rare form is estimated at $10,000-$15,000 and should perform well based on previous sales results for similar examples.

Additionally, Evans & Associates will host a lecture on Friday evening, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. by Barbara H. Magid, author, archaeological consultant, and former curator and collections manager for the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. The topic of her talk, titled “Alexandria Stoneware: What We Know Now,” encompasses new discoveries and scholarship in Alexandria, Va., pottery and will include a discussion of some select pieces from the Eddie Wilder collection. This event is free and open to the public.

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

Rare signed Samuel Betts (London, active 1645-1673) bracket clock, circa 1660, with engraved brass dial and backplate. Housed in an early case with label and tag inside door from Percy Webster, a noted antiquarian and clock dealer in London during the early 20th century. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image 

 Harvey Ford Reinhardt (attributed), Lincoln County, North Carolina, face jug, circa 1937, 8 inches high. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

 Fine and rare Shenandoah Valley of Virginia late Federal walnut spice/valuables cabinet, circa 1820, with fitted interior. Descended in the Grim family of Augusta County, Virginia,  28 1/2 in. high, 21 2/4 in. wide, 11 in. diameter. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

 Detail of Shenandoah Valley of Virginia late Federal walnut spice/valuables cabinet. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

 Wythe County, Virginia, folk art watercolor and ink on paper fraktur birth record, circa 1819, attributed to the Wild Turkey artist, excellent condition, 7 3/4 inches by 12 1/2 inches. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

 Rare Petersburg, Virginia, Chippendale cherry smoking/corner chair, circa 1765. Property of a Virginia woman. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:41
 

Capo Auction features Martha Graham's Warhol print Nov. 15

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Konstantin Makovsky (Russian, 1839-1915), 'Portrait of Young Woman,' oil on board, signed, unframed. Estimated value: $8,000-$12,000. Capo Auction image NEW YORK – As part of their Fall’s Finest auction series, New York’s highly acclaimed Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques will offer a much sought-after Warhol piece from the former personal collection of late dance legend Martha Graham at their Saturday, Nov. 15, auction. All items are available for Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneer.com.

The Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Martha Graham: Satyric Festival Song screenprint on Lenox museum board, 1986 is signed and numbered 4/100 (verso). Sheet size is 36 x 36 inches. This work was a gift from Warhol to Martha Graham and was in her former collection. It is now in a private collection, acquired from Graham. It has a conservative estimated value of $25,000-$35,000, but is expected to bring much more because of its provenance.

Also on Nov. 15, Capo Auction will feature a Konstantin Makovsky (Russian, 1839-1915) Portrait of Young Woman, an oil on board signed at the lower left. This painting is unframed with a board size of 15 3/4 by 11 3/8 inches. The estimated value is $8,000-$12,000. Capo Auction also has a gouache on paper attributed to Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976). This untitled work from 1974 is signed and dated, lower right. Its sight size is 22 by 29 inches. This work is matted and framed and is also estimated at $8,000-$12,000.

Another item of note is the bronze sculpture by Lena Cronqvist (Swedish, b. 1938) titled Young Girl, 2000. It is signed, dated and numbered “AP 1/1” near the base. The height is 6 3/4 inches, and it’s estimated at $4,000-$5,000.

The auction of more than 900 lots will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern.

For details phone 718-433-3711.

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.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Konstantin Makovsky (Russian, 1839-1915), 'Portrait of Young Woman,' oil on board, signed, unframed. Estimated value: $8,000-$12,000. Capo Auction image Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), 'Martha Graham Satyric Festival Song,' screenprint on Lenox Museum Board, 1986. Estimated value: $25,000-$35,000. Capo Auction image Attributed to Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Untitled, gouache on paper, 1974, signed and dated. Estimated value: $8,000-$12,000. Capo Auction image Lena Cronqvist (Swedish, b. 1938), 'Young Girl,' bronze, 2000, signed, dated, and numbered 'AP 11.' Estimated value: $4,000-$5,000. Capo Auction image. Capo Auction image.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:29
 

A century of toymaking on display in Nov. 14 Stephenson's sale

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Maskatron, Six Million Dollar Man’s Enemy, sealed in box, est. $200-$300. Stephenson’s image

PHILA., Pa. – Santa’s toyshop is opening early this year, and Stephenson’s Auctioneers in suburban Philadelphia is where a fine selection of antique and vintage dolls, toys and trains will make their holiday-season debut. The Friday, Nov. 14 auction featuring 350+ lots of playthings from estates and collections in the tri-state area will allow bidders to participate via their choice of several methods. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern Time with one of the largest and most diverse selections of dolls to appear at Stephenson’s in several years. Many of the dolls come with extensive wardrobes, some with their original trunks. Additionally, there are many group lots comprised of desirable period accessories, such as clothing, footwear, wigs and doll parts.

Lot 119, a beautiful 1952-53 Vogue Ginny “Rich Uncle” trunk set includes a 7-inch hard plastic Ginny with several outfits and accessories. The doll and its enviable wardrobe are secured in a red, handled tri-fold trunk. The auction estimate is $500-$700.

In 1972, Kenner produced its Blythe hard plastic and vinyl doll in a Native-American-patterned “Aztec Arrival” outfit. The 11-inch doll has an unusual feature – its oversize eyes change color when a string is pulled. In near-mint condition with a tagged outfit and extra pair of shoes, Blythe is entered as Lot 148 and is expected to make $800-$1,000 at auction.

Lot 213 is a rare, early Jumeau bisque-head "crying" doll with jointed body and stationary blue glass eyes. It stands 14½ inches tall and is marked “211, 4” on its head.

Among the many other dolls in the vast array to be auctioned are Madame Alexanders, Dionne Quints, an Ideal Toni doll, a Nancy Ann-style show doll, bubble-cut and other Barbie and Midge dolls; an 11-inch Schoenhut, a 1929 Averill Dimmie composition doll, a 1952-53 Wanda, Skookums and other ethnic dolls. Antique dolls are led by a large collection of bisque dolls made by premier Continental doll makers, including Armand Marseille, Kestner, Heinrich Handwerck, Simon & Halbig, Kammer & Reinhardt, Heubach, Kley & Hahn and many others.

Imelda Marcos would be envious of Lot 18, which contains over 100 pairs of vintage doll shoes. They vary in size, and some are made of leather. “Collectors can never have enough extra shoes for their dolls, so we expect a lot of interest in this lot,” said Cindy Stephenson, owner of Stephenson’s Auctioneers. The grouping is estimated at $80-$160.

Mint and sealed in its colorful original box, a Kenner Maskatron – Six Million Dollar Man’s mortal enemy – stands 14 inches tall. An elusive 1970s toy in its factory packaging, Lot 264 is likely to garner a winning bid of $200-$300, if not more.

One of the most exciting pieces in the sale is Lot 340, a Johnny West action store display that was manufactured by Marx Toys for Quaker Oats’ 1970 “Best of the West” series. With human and equine figures mounted to its base, the 46¼-inch-wide display is an impressive boomer-era toy that weighs a hefty 45 lbs. Its pre-auction estimate is $500-$800.

A mini collection of Borden’s dairy-related toys and advertising includes Lot 318, a 14-inch-long horse-drawn milk wagon. Made by Rich Toys, it is constructed of painted wood and retains its appealing original decals for Borden’s “Milk & Cream” and “Farm Products.” A charming toy of yesteryear, it is estimated at $300-$500.

Trains have fascinated American children for many generations, so it’s no wonder that there are more people collecting trains than any other type of toy. Ask any train collector which U.S. brands they seek, and you’re sure to hear the names American Flyer and Lionel, both of which figure prominently in Stephenson’s sale. One prized example is Lot 300, a Lionel pre-war O-gauge freight train. The set includes a No. 8976 steam locomotive and 2227B tender, plus a boxcar, gondola, hopper, searchlight car and caboose. A great-looking lineup that’s ready to ride the rails, it could reach $600-$800 on auction day. Also in the train section are Marx, MTH and Rail King productions; accessories and track.

Other categories featured in the auction include cap guns, Japanese tin cars, die-cast vehicles, a collection of pressed-steel automotive toys by Tonka, Keystone, Structo, Smith-Miller and other popular brands; TootsieToys, GI Joes, 1980s Britains figures, and a very nice selection of vintage Christmas ornaments.

The Nov. 14 auction will commence at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

For additional information on any lot in the sale, call Cindy Stephenson at 215-322-6182 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Maskatron, Six Million Dollar Man’s Enemy, sealed in box, est. $200-$300. Stephenson’s image

1952-53 Vogue Ginny ‘Rich Uncle’ trunk set, est. $500-$700. Stephenson’s image

Large grouping of vintage doll shoes, est. $80-$160. Stephenson’s image

1972 Kenner Blythe doll in ‘Aztec Arrival’ outfit, est. $800-$1,000. Stephenson’s image

Rare, early Jumeau bisque-head doll with crying expression. Stephenson’s image

Rich Toys Borden’s horse-drawn milk wagon, est. $300-$500. Stephenson’s image

1970 Louis Marx Johnny West action store display from Quaker Oats’ Best of the West series, est. $500-$800. Stephenson’s image

Lionel pre-war O-gauge freight train set, est. $600-$800. Stephenson’s image

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 15:36
 

Nova Ars to auction estate spanning 3 centuries Nov. 13

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Enrico Fanfani, oil painting. Estimate: €6,000-8,000. Nova Ars Auction image

ASTI, Italy – Nova Ars Auction will disperse an important Italian private estate with many oil paintings, ceramics, glass works and furniture of the last three centuries on Thursday, Nov. 13. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Nova Ars Auction specializes in objects of contemporary art, Modernism and design made in Italy during the 20th century.

Highlights of this sale include oil paintings by G. Lucchesi (lot 75), Enrico Fanfani (lot 100) and attributed to Adrian De Gryeff (lot 96).

Choice pieces of furniture include a 19th century Dutch baroque cupboard and a pair of 19th century gilt consoles.

For more information contact Valeria Vallese: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone +39 328 9667353.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

 Enrico Fanfani, oil painting. Estimate: €6,000-8,000. Nova Ars Auction image

G. Lucchesi, oil painting. Estimate: €9,000-10,000. Nova Ars Auction image 

Baroque cupboard, Netherlands, 19th century. Estimate: €8,000-10.000. Nova Ars Auction image

Two golden consoles. 19th century. Estimate: €6,000-7,000. Nova Ars Auction image

Adrian De Gryeff (attr.) 1657-1715, oil painting. Estimate: €6,000-7,000. Nova Ars Auction image

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 17:34
 

Noel Barrett to auction fine toys, trains, carousel animals, Dec 5-6

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Animated Santa in toyshop window display, 24in tall, est. $1,500-$2,000; and patriotic rabbit candy container, 24in tall, cloth dressed over papier-mache, est. $2,000-$2,500. Noel Barrett image

CARVERSVILLE, Pa. – Recent reports of a massive, wild-eyed dragon in the quaint village of Carversville, Pennsylvania, haven’t been a cause for alarm. Locals know that such sightings typically lead straight to Noel Barrett’s gallery, where unusual Americana and toys are gathered for auction around this time each year. The 6-ft-long carved wood dragon – actually an early double-sided, three-dimensional trade sign – is one of a bevy of fabulous advertisements to be presented along with antique toys and novelties in Barrett’s Dec. 5-6 auction in New Hope, Pa. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

“There’s such a wide variety of material in this sale. It includes many, many rare items from long-held private collections,” said Barrett. “It’s always a thrill when we dig into a collection and find pieces we’ve never seen before. There’s a lot here to excite collectors of antique advertising and toys, even those who’ve been at it for decades.”

Headlining the sale are toys and trains from the collection of renowned magician John Daniel (1931-2011); horse-riding toys, carousel horses and embellishments from the collection of expert carousel restoration artist Tony Orlando (1944-2013); and dollhouses and rare miniatures from Libby Goodman, founder of Goodman House Museum in Cape May, N.J. In addition, the auction features a wealth of other toys, trains, signs and curiosities from European and American consignors.

Among the many gems in the Orlando carousel collection are an 11ft-long Herschell-Spillman mermaid rounding board, estimate $2,000-$2,500; a French carousel figure of Popeye on a rocket, $3,000-$4,000; and an exquisitely hand-painted rounding board with an image of a rhino at a watering hole, $3,000-$4,000.

Also preparing for the auction spotlight are a Dentzel/Mueller Listener-style horse in original paint and a fabulous C.W. Parker striding carousel camel, ex Leon Perelman private collection. With original paint, beautiful patina and a Parker decal, it is the only extant carousel camel of its era that was designed to move up and down. All other currently known carousel camels of the same period are stationary types. It is estimated at $12,000-$15,000.

Trains from the late John Daniel’s collection carry illustrious provenance. In addition to his work as a magician and manufacturer of magic props and illusions, Daniel was also the manufacturer of John Daniel Trains and president of JAD Railways. Auction pieces from the Daniel collection include a JAD Lines Hiawatha locomotive and tender with boxes, a John Daniel Pennsylvania GG1 passenger set, and other production trains by JAD and John Daniel.

Marklin rarities are led by a circa-1910 bridge with four stepped and graduated pillars, a 51-inch-long floor train, estimate $8,000-$10,000; a hospital car complete with patients on stretcher beds, and a Locomobile steam plant, estimate $10,000-$12,000. The auction’s piece de resistance is a 1902 Marklin production – a high-stack Stevenson’s Rocket with three colorful cars. It is conservatively estimated at $25,000-$35,000.

Alongside the aforementioned dragon, which is estimated at $10,000-$15,000, is a formidable lineup of antique signs of every imaginable type. A fancy circa-1900 sign advertising W.J. Peebles Dental Parlors is a full 11 feet long. From the same era, a hotel lobby sign from Lock Haven, Pa., was designed so local businesses could buy advertising space on it. Hand-painted in brilliant colors and superbly preserved, the sign is cataloged with a $3,000-$5,000 estimate. The original outdoor sign for the legendary Perelman Antique Toy Museum harkens to an era when collectors flocked to Philadelphia to visit the historical establishment and its storied collection. Estimate: $600-$800.

As those who know the history of tattoo art in America would testify, it’s rare to encounter Joe Clingan’s circa-1920 “tattoo flash.” The double-sided art samples were displayed to offer patrons a preview of what various tattoos would look like in their finished state. “Previous to now, only two or three of Joe Clingan’s tattoo-flash art were known,” said Barrett. “One is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.” The auction estimate is $4,000-$6,000. Of a similar vein, an Alcazar tattooed man and woman poster is expected to reach $1,000-$1,500.

From the Libby Goodman/Goodman House Museum Collection, Noel Barrett will offer about 10 larger dollhouses, among them an early English manor house, estimate $1,000-$2,000; and an early American open-front dollhouse, both circa 1840s. Also included will be smaller European houses as well as a group of fully furnished, American-made Schoenhut houses. Rounding out the Goodman grouping is a wide assortment of miniatures and furniture.

A pond yacht that won first prize in an 1896 regatta is an impressive 88 inches long and will pass to the new owner with the actual trophy it won in the 19th-century competition. Estimate $4,000-$6,000. Another historically important item is a 1932 Hudson quarter-scale display model made expressly for the New York Auto Show. “Rather than sending full-size cars to the show, supposedly Hudson sent these well-detailed models. Only seven are believed to have survived in all-original condition,” Barrett said. The example in the auction could realize $20,000-$30,000.

The endless variety of toys includes Lehmann and Martin wind-ups; Schucos (many boxed); Popeye and other comic character toys, skittles, automata, Punch & Judy toys and puppets, zeppelins, steam and clockwork boats; and a few mechanical banks. Among the early American clockwork toys is a boy with a mallet and ball playing a game similar to croquet. To Barrett’s knowledge, it is one of only three that have surfaced to date.

“Many consignors came forward with one or two items each, but they were great things,” Barrett noted. Among them are a Perkins windmill salesman’s sample, $3,000-$4,000; a 19th-century fire pumper model, and a remarkable 1873 icebox from Reading, Pa., that may well have foretold the future, as it was called a “refrigerator.” Its estimate is $1,500-$2,000. A German 52-inch earthenware coffee store display figure hopes to serve up a winning bid of $3,500-$4,500. Also, there are ten Baranger motion displays, three from the collection of John Daniel, who wrote the definitive reference book on the subject.

Noel Barrett’s Dec. 5-6, 2014 auction will commence at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on the Friday; and 10 a.m. on the Saturday. Internet live bidding and online absentee bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

For additional information on any item in the sale, call 215-297-5109 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Animated Santa in toyshop window display, 24in tall, est. $1,500-$2,000; and patriotic rabbit candy container, 24in tall, cloth dressed over papier-mache, est. $2,000-$2,500. Noel Barrett image

Elaborate 58-inch-tall Punch & Judy stage with crank operated curtain and 10 cloth-dressed, painted wood puppets, est. $2,500-$3,500. Noel Barrett image

Steiff 8-piece cat skittles set, 8in tall, est. $3,000-$4,000. Noel Barrett image

G.J. Lines dollhouse, English, circa 1910-1920, book example, ex collection of Goodman House Museum & Libby Goodman, est. $3,000-$5,000. Noel Barrett image

Original C.W. Parker striding carousel camel, ex Leon Perelman private collection, only extant carousel camel of its era that was designed to move up and down, est. $12,000-$15,000. Noel Barrett image

Quarter-scale display model of 1932 Hudson made for the New York Auto Show, one of seven known in all original condition, est. $20,000-$30,000. Noel Barrett image

Barranger Studios wedding-theme musical motion display with mouse musicians, bride and groom, issued 1953, est. $4,000-$6,000. Noel Barrett image

Three-dimensional, double-sided dragon trade sign for Reeves-Reagan signmakers, 6ft long, est. $10,000-$15,000. Noel Barrett image

JAD Lines Hiawatha loco/tender, standard gauge, #245 of 250, est. $700-$800. Noel Barrett image

Rare Marklin locomotive with tender and two cars produced in 1902 to replicate famed Stephenson’s Rocket, which was in service from 1829-1840, est. $25,000-$35,000. Noel Barrett image

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 09:06
 

Rare travel books ready to go in Anticvarium auction Nov. 15

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Lot 223 - Benois, A.N. ‘Tsarskoye Selo in the reign of Empress.’ St. Petersburg: R. Golicke and A. Vilborg, 1910. In burgundy leather palatial binding, decorated with gold stamping on spine and covers. Luxurious, beautifully illustrated edition, published in the best St. Petersburg typography. Anticvarium Auction House

MOSCOW – The theme of world travel is a real sensation in the antiquarian book world, and Anticvarium Auction House’s sale Saturday, Nov. 15, promises to be a grand tour to a bygone era. For those who cannot travel to Russia, LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The organizers have succeeded in selecting outstanding – not only for Russian but also for the world antiquarian market – thematic collection on a popular bibliophilic area – geography and traveling.

Rare books, describing capitals and locations, desirable by many generations of book lovers; albums of villages views; scare books about travels, Russian geographical atlases and other rarities are presented in the auction catalog, which includes nearly 250 lots. Simple enumeration of some lots makes the collector’s heart beat faster.

The sale opens with the famous edition General Geography of Varenius (1716). Among the top lots of the first section are the Joseph de la Porte’s multivolume Worldwide traveller, Abbé Prévost’s Histoire générale des voyages, Collection of maps and drawings ... of Capt. Y.F. Lisyansky with his autograph (1812), Atlas to travels of Captain Bellingshausen... (1831), Travel notes on ... staying in Ionian Islands in 1835 with the atlas of V.P. Davydov.

Notes on Muscovite Affairs (1550) of Gerberstein, an Austrian diplomat and ambassador to the Grand Prince Vasily III, presented in the section "Rossika," is the earliest books at the auction. Copies with extant map made by cartographer Jacopo Gastaldi are rare.

Traditional and extensive as usual is the section "Atlases, Albums and Ouvrages" includes more than 50 books, deserving to enrich the most exacting collection. Among them there are Views of the palace, temples, gardens and parks in the village Nadezhdino ... (1790), Les peuples de la Russie, Rechberg K. (1812-1813), Collection of views of Gorodnya village and its surroundings (182?), Picturesque Caucasus by Prince Gagarin (1847), and a unique album of watercolors Views and types of Crimea by A. Charlemagne.

Premium rarities also are Views of park at village Shablykino... (1850), Research on the antiquities of southern Russia and the Black Sea coast ... and the complementary Collection of maps and drawings ... by Count A.S. Uvarov (1851). The section is also presented by probably the only copy of the photo album Types of Podolia and Bessarabia compiled by provincial photographer M.I. Greim (1883).

A special theme of this auction – two Russian capitals and their surroundings. The changing face of Moscow as the old capital city appears in the rarest editions of XVIII - XIX centuries: Historical and topographical description of the capital city of Moscow ... by T. Polezhaev (1796), Moscow, historical guide to the famous capital of the Russian state by Guryanov (1827-1831), and Moscow: A detailed historical and archaeological description of the city by Snegirev (1865-1873). The new capital, i.e., St. Petersburg, appears in its entire splendor in the rare bibliophilic edition Memorability of St. Petersburg and its environs by P. Svinyin (1816-1828) in five parts, album Picturesque views of palaces and gardens in the surroundings of St. Petersburg and a luxurious work of A. Benoit Tsarskoye Selo during the reign of Empress Elizabeth (1910).

Additional rarities are Atlas of Russia, consisting of 19 special maps representing Russian Empire ... (1745), the first edition of two-volume Description of the Land Kamchatka by S. Krasheninnikov, and Journey of Fleet of Captain Sarychev along the northeastern part of Siberia ... (1802). In addition, Anticvarium will present the handwritten atlas – the only copy known to exist –Maps and plans of Sea travel made by Imperial order ... by Karelin.

For all questions, contact Anticvarium: tel. +7 (495) 374-5090, +7 (499) 678-2274, 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

 Lot 223 - Benois, A.N. ‘Tsarskoye Selo in the reign of Empress.’ St. Petersburg: R. Golicke and A. Vilborg, 1910. In burgundy leather palatial binding, decorated with gold stamping on spine and covers. Luxurious, beautifully illustrated edition, published in the best St. Petersburg typography. Anticvarium Auction House

Lot 17 - Cook, James, 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round,' in six volumes, St. Petersburg, 1796-1800. Text in Russian. In four leather bindings. Anticvarium Auction House 

Lot 165 - Views of the Park at the village Shablykino in Orel, St. Petersburg, 1850, 15 hand-colored lithographs. Engraved title page with hand colored. Half leather binding. Anticvarium Auction House

Lot 189 -Guryaov, Ivan, ‘Moscow, or historical guide to the …’ Moscow, 1827-1831. Four volumes. Anticvarium Auction House

Lot. 55 - Krasheninnikov, Stepan 'Description of Land Kamchatka,' in two volumes. St. Petersburg, 1755. Text in Russian. Engraved maps 'Land of Kamchatka' and 'Kuril Islands.' Two leather bindings and special case. One of the most famous russian books. Anticvarium Auction House

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 16:25
 

Roland Auctions NY to sell noted dealer’s collection Nov. 15

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Lot 441 – Manolo Millares, gouache, untitled abstract composition. Roland Auctions NY image

NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Saturday, Nov. 15, Roland Auctions NY will present property from the collection of Elliott Bloom of Elliott Galleries as a single-owner sale of fine and decorative arts. The dispersal of the Bloom collection will coincide with the firm’s November Magnificent Estate Auction.

Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Elliott Bloom (1930-2011) was the founder and owner of Elliott Galleries. He worked as a fine art and antiques dealer in New York City from 1956 until 2011. A highly informed generalist, typical of his generation, he was a well-known figure in the industry both throughout New York City and internationally.

Cultivated over the course of a half century, this encyclopedic auction encompasses a millennium human artistic endeavor from the Chinese Tang Period through late 20th century works of art. Taken as a whole, the artwork alone offered in this collection provides a partial illustrated history of Western European oil painting.

Remarking upon the dispersal of her late father’s vast holdings, Lisa Bloom Ph.D. remarked, “It was [like] going in as an anthropologist … .” Indeed, from pre-Columbian earthenware to 18th century European porcelain, Chinese antique carved rock crystal to modernist marble and bronze sculptures, these objects represent a nearly global time line of creative achievement.

Strongly represented among the fine art in this auction are 19th century, modern and contemporary works by internationally sought-after artists including: Kumi Sugai, Edward Taylor Snow, Louise Nevelson, Stephen S. Pace, Zhang Hongtu, William Heine, Alfred Pollentine and many others. Most telling of Bloom’s business and personal interests are the two Alfred Bierstadt oil paintings [Lots 400 and 401]. “My father’s business philosophy, informed by his own knowledge of the marketplace, contained the idea that certain things were undervalued and needed to be ‘held’ [sometimes for decades] until the demand and value aligned. These Bierstadts are the last two in his collection from an original purchase of 39 Bierstadts he made in the late 1970s.”

Through this tactic Bloom was instrumental in creating markets for several artists by purchasing their estates and selectively introducing works to the public over the course of many, many years. Other notable examples of estate paintings “held” by Bloom [since the late 1960s and 1970s] are found in the Nov. 15 auction with works by Agnes Richmond, Winthrop Turney, Hilde Kayne, Francis Kughler and Carl Michel Boog.

Fresh-to-market Asian and Chinese art is represented by objects accomplished in ceramics, bronze, enamel and rock crystal. Featured items include multiple Chinese Tang earthenware figures, two carved jade Buddhas and Japanese bronze censers.

Antique and vintage jewelry comprises almost a quarter of the sale. Featured are women’s rings created variously in platinum, gold and silver. Masterfully cut stone settings include diamond, ruby, emerald, sapphire, aquamarine, garnet, onyx, coral, tiger-eye, opal, jade and cameos.

“With so many areas of collecting represented, Saturday morning will be a very active and fitting tribute to our friend and esteemed colleague Mr. Elliott Bloom, an accomplished generalist with the acumen of a connoisseur,” noted Bill and Robert Roland, owners of Roland Auctions NY.

Immediately following Saturday morning’s sale, Roland Auctions NY presents Part I of its Magnificent Estate Auction [Part II to be held Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m.] This afternoon session has been prepared to complement the Elliott Bloom collection and boasts an additional 500 lots of fresh-to-market estate fine and decorative arts, silver, jewelry and much more.

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

 Lot 441 – Manolo Millares, gouache, untitled abstract composition. Roland Auctions NY image

Lot 3 – two pre-Columbian earthenware figures. Roland Auctions NY image 

 Lot 9 – carved marble Cubist figure by Larry Mohr. Roland Auctions NY image

 Lot 15 – pair of Tang pottery warriors. Roland Auctions NY image

Lot 181 – Agnes M. Richmond oil on canvas ‘Mountain Stream.’ Roland Auctions NY image

Lot 57 – after Francesco Mancini oil on canvas ‘Woman With Flowers.’ Roland Auctions NY image

Lot 271 – men's 14K gold nugget and diamond ring. Roland Auctions NY image

Lot 400 – Albert Bierstadt oil on paper laid on canvas ‘Rocky Lake.’ Roland Auctions NY image

Lot 401 – Albert Bierstadt oil on paper laid on canvas ‘Landscape.’ Roland Auctions NY image

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 14:27
 

Important artworks highlight Clars auction Nov. 15-17

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Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:03

William Aikman (British, 1682-1731), ‘Portrait of Maestro, Giovanni Bononcini (Italian, 1670-1747),’ oil on canvas: 30 1/4 in. x 25 in. Estimate: $90,000 to $130,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery will host one of their most important and largest fine art, decoratives, jewelry and Asian art auctions of the year on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Nov. 15-17. The three-day event will feature significant investment level offerings in all categories and bidding on this event is expected from collectors worldwide. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Conemtporary prints will be some of the highlights in the Clars’ Nov. 16 session with two standout works by Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) and Ed Ruscha (b. 1937). Diebenkorn’s Red-Yellow-Blue, a color etching with aquatint and drypoint from 1986 highlights the sale with an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. This print was a collaboration for the Bay Area abstract expressionist and figurative artist with the celebrated Crown Point Press in San Francisco.

A second important print being offered will be Ed Ruscha’s iconic Pepto-Caviar Hollywood from 1970. In the late 1960s Ed Ruscha began working with Cirrus Editions and Cirrus Gallery in Los Angeles to experiment and push the limits of traditional printmaking by integrating unconventional liquid materials into his prints. By 1970, Ruscha turned his attention to the Hollywood sign with an edition that incorporated his interest in radical new materials and printmaking. Pepto-Caviar Hollywood was created by Ruscha in 1970 and masterfully expresses the Janus-faced nature of Los Angeles, through the unique and peculiar media of Pepto-Bismol, caviar and lithography. By using caviar, Rusha comments on the high-end posh lifestyle of Los Angeles and, with the mass-produced digestive aide, he notes a culture that is commercially saturated and superficially tinted. This important print will be offered at $20,000 to $30,000. Proceeds from the sale of this work will go to funding the Delaplane Scholarship, which provides scholarships for graduate students of journalism at UC Berkeley.

Modern sculpture will also play a dominant role with a large monochromatic wall-piece by the artist Louise Nevelson. The work, which is untitled from 1957 is one of Nevelson’s wall pieces created the year before Nevelson’s work was collected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York—making Nevelson an important artist in the canon of 20th century American sculpture. This important work has an estimate of $60,000 to $80,000.

A painting by Odd Nerdrum is an exciting highlight and is a significant work of historical importance. The Norwegian figurative painter is most well-known for founding the Kitsch Art Movement, and wrote two seminal texts on the subject titled On Kitsch in 2000 and Kitsch – More than Art in 2011. In Nedrum’s painting Twins the artist creates a suspenseful moment, where a figure armed with a spear encroaches on young twins peering over a primordial pool in an otherwise barren landscape. Loaded with allegory, we see Nerdrum’s two main influences, Rembrandt and Caravaggio referenced in the palette and mythological subject matter. The artist’s processes is time-intensive, creating less than 10 works a year, making this a unique moment to acquire a work at auction at the attractive estimate of $60,000 to $80,000.

Another highlight will be an exceptional portrait by William Aikman (British, 1682-1731), Portrait of Maestro, Giovanni Bononcini (Italian, 1670-1747), which carries with it a remarkable provenance from the collection of Leopold Mozart, father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The painting of Italian cellist and composer Giovanni Bononcini, whose popularity rivaled that of George Frederic Handel, has an estimate of $90,000 to $130,000.

Leading the important 17th through 19th century Dutch painting genre is an outstanding church interior scene by Daniel de Blieck (1620-1673). In this intimate painting measuring 10 by 15 inches, the artist’s use of perspective, line and geometry is nothing short of mastery. Here seven figures quietly meander through the fantastical space in the evening hours – some huddling in hushed conversation with a loyal pup trailing nearby. This painting comes from the collection of the virtuoso dealer in Dutch art, Jacques Goudstikker, and was exhibited at the Legion of Honor of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (estimate: $20,000 to $30,000).

One of the most collected artists of the renowned painters of the Hague School, Bernard Blommers (1845-1914) is most admired for the tenderness in which he depicted the lives of the Dutch working people. In this 19th century painting titled The Tryst, Blommers selects as his subject an affectionate yet endearingly humble moment between a young couple (estimate: $7,000 to $9,000).

Rounding out the category of Dutch genre painting are elegant examples of still life and portraiture. A 17th century still life of various flora is represented by the work of Simon Verelst (1644-1771). Elegant red, rose and white hues explode from the pictorial ground with a realism that beguiles the senses. Meanwhile, moving into the 19th century, an exceptional portrait painting by Isaac Israels (1864-1934) – known as the Master of Dutch Impressionism – depicts a portrait of a brown-eyed, dark-haired beauty wearing a fashionable white hat. This work also hails from the storied gallery of Jacques Goudstikker in Amsterdam and carries an estimate of $15,000 to $20,000.

In the American 20th century portrait category, a large painting by Henry François Farny (1847-1916) titled Self Portrait in Mexican Cowboy Attire (1894), will be featured. Originally from France, Farny was known for his paintings of the American West, which often featured Native Americans in their dramatic landscape environs. A large robust individual, physically, Farny depicts himself in period attire in this reflective portrait from 1894 estimated at $60,000 to 80,000. Another artist born in Europe (Germany), who also came to America to go West, was Carl Rungius (1869-1959). Rungius excelled at painting, and perfecting, scenes of Western wildlife and their surroundings. One example is, Mountain Vista with Grizzly Bear, estimated at $20,000 to $30,000. This panoramic, yet colorful, scene captures one of nature’s most magnificent animals with a crisp blue sky and snow-capped peaks in the background. Heading south, Robert Wood’s (1889-1979), Texas Bluebonnets (1943), offered at $20,000-30,000, is a perfect example of one of the artist’s vibrant oils on canvas depicting a vast field of this beautiful wildflower.

One of the highlights of the sculpture category is by French sculptor, Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). La Joueuse de Boules (The Ball Player), 1902, estimated at $22,000-28,000, is a gilt bronze featuring a classically posed nude. Italian artist Marino Marini (1901-1980) exemplifies simplicity of form in his abstract equestrian sculptures such as in the bronze, Untitled (Testa di cavallo), which is being offered at $12,000 to $16,000.

The Davis School of California is also a feature of Clars’ November auction with prints by Wayne Thiebaud, Roland Peterson and Robert Arneson.

Furniture and decorative arts

Important investment level furniture will highlight this category’s offerings. An impressive Emile Galle bedroom suite is estimated at $30,000 to $50,000. In addition, a collection of Warren Platner furniture consisting of two 1725 Easy chairs and ottomans will be offered (each estimated at $3,000 to $5,000), and a dinette set (estimate: $5,000 to $7,000). Also to be offered will be a Philip and Kelvin Laverne bronze low table, depicting stylized Modernist figures, that is estimated to achieve $10,000 to $15,000.

Among the important Ethnographic offerings will be a monumental poi bowl (calabash), 18th century, with scattered indigenous repairs, 14 inches high by18 1/2 inches wide, that is estimated at $10,000 to $15,000.

In decorative furnishings, works by world renowned masters will include an ormolu mounted kingwood and Vernis Martin vitrine attributed to Francois Linke, Paris, circa 1905, that is estimated at $18,000 to $22,000. Also to be offered is a collection of porcelain including two Berlin porcelain plaques estimated at $12,000 to $16,000, and a large KPM plaque depicting Moses, which carries an estimate of $4,000 to $6,000.

Asian art and antiques

Headlining the Asian art category will once again be furniture, including huanghuali pieces. Included are about eight lots from the collection of an American diplomat who acquired the furniture from Asia in the early 1990s. From another source, we are offering a huanghuali and hardwood table for the game of mahjong with an estimate of $50,000 to $70,000, and a set of eight huanghuali and hardwood side chairs having woven seats, will be offered at $120,000 to $140,000. Also to be offered will be a selection Himalayan items from the Gerber estate of Reno, Nev., including various thankga and carved manuscript covers.

Jewelry and timepieces

The highlight will be a pair of diamond and platinum hoop earrings, G. Arzilli, Italy, set with rectangular step cut diamonds totaling approximately 36.50 carats (estimate: $20,000 to $40,000).

Two stunning Art Deco bracelets will attract jewelry collectors worldwide. The first is an Art Deco diamond and platinum bracelet, French, set with old European cut diamonds totaling approximately 22.80 carats that caries an estimate of $18,000 to $25,000. The second is an Art Deco sapphire, diamond and platinum bracelet, French, Bouchet, centering an oval sapphire weighing approximately 18.10 carats with diamond accents totaling approximately 6.00 carats (estimate: $10,000 to $15,000).

Two rings of importance both carry an estimate of $12,000 to $14,000. The first is a diamond and 14K yellow gold solitaire ring, highlighting a round brilliant cut diamond weighing 5.09 carats. The second is a diamond and 18K yellow gold ring, featuring an oval brilliant cut diamond weighing 2.77 carats.

Patek Philippe will be the highlight of time pieces offered. An Art Deco enamel and diamond Lapel watch, circa 1925, is expected to achieve $8,000 to $12,000.

The sales will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Pacific on Saturday and Sunday and at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

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ADDITIONAL IMAGE OF NOTE

William Aikman (British, 1682-1731), ‘Portrait of Maestro, Giovanni Bononcini (Italian, 1670-1747),’ oil on canvas: 30 1/4 in. x 25 in. Estimate: $90,000 to $130,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

Richard Diebenkorn’s  (1922-1993) ‘Red-Yellow-Blue,’ color etching with aquatint and drypoint from 1986 will be a highlight of the modern works offered. (Estimate: $40,000 to $60,000).  Clars Auction Gallery image

From Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) will be his iconic ‘Pepto-Caviar Hollywood,’ which is being offered for $20,000 to $30,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

This large monochromatic wall-piece sculpture by Louise Nevelson, ‘Untitled,’ is being offered for  $60,000 to $80,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

In the American 20th century portrait category, this large painting by Henry François Farny (1847-1916) titled, ‘Self Portrait in Mexican Cowboy Attire (1894),’ is estimated at $60,000 to 80,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

This impressive Emile Galle bedroom suite is estimated to achieve $30,000 to $50,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

This set of eight huanghuali and hardwood side chairs, each with a woven seat, will be offered at $120,000 to $140,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

The jewelry highlight is this pair of diamond and platinum hoop earrings by G. Arzilli, Italy, set with rectangular step cut diamonds totaling approximately 36.50 carats. Estimate: $20,000 to $40,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 13:46
 

Advertising and toys on deck for Morphy's Nov. 9 auction

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Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:53

Esso Elephant Kerosene sign, 24in x 12in, est. $200-$300. Morphy Auctions image

DENVER, Pa. – No one knows toys like the team at Morphy’s, and they have a treat in store for collectors on Sunday, November 9th. A 1,000-lot auction of toys and advertising contains many of the most desirable types of specialty items in today’s marketplace. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live-bidding services.

The auction includes 100 toys, 100 dolls, teddies and golliwogs; 500+ antique and vintage advertising lots, and an array of mechanical and still banks.

Take your pick from a whole host of Disney toys, including Mickey Mouse favorites, with very reasonable estimates. Lot 743, a Linemar tin wind-up Mickey playing a xylophone is expected to make $75-$175, while another musical entry, Lot 682, is a Mickey Mouse Melody Player in its original, sealed and never-opened box. Manufactured by Chein, with box art that also includes Donald Duck, it is estimated at $100-$250. Wooden Mickeys include Lot 775, a standing figure in yellow, black and white, estimate $50-$125; and Lot 78, a Mickey pull toy with steel wheels, estimate $50-$100. Lot 318, a 25- by 19-inch Mickey Mouse Corn Flakes sign, dating to the 1940s, is nicely framed and entered with a $200-$300 estimate.

One dozen rocket-themed lots will be ready for blastoff. Lot 653, a Marx tin wind-up Rocket Fighter with a tin pilot holding a machine gun, is expected to make $200-$500. Lot 666 is a very similar Marx production, but it’s the Flash Gordon variation. It, too, is estimated at $200-$500.

Tin wind-ups are led by several Lehmann toys and classic comic character toys, such as the Humphrey Mobile, entered as Lot 687. Bright and colorful and measuring 9 inches long, it carries a $200-$350 estimate. Other top wind-ups include jigger toys – a Marx “Somstepa,” cataloged as Lot 656 and estimated at $200-$350; and Lot 609, an “Oh My” Alabama jigger estimated at $300-$700. Lot 630, a Marx Charleston Trio is estimated at $400-$900; while Lot 689, a Jazzbo Jim, could make $500-$700.

Other tin toys include motorcycles, merry-go-rounds and carnival rides; penny toys and various Popeye toys.

Several cast-iron banks are in the mix, both still types and mechanicals. They include Lot 563, a Speaking Dog; Lot 561, Penny Pineapple; Lot 460, Organ Cat & Dancing Dog; and 562, World’s Fair.

The antique advertising section includes several Hires Root Beer items, including Lot 43, a 13-inch “Ugly Kid” serving tray, estimate $100-$300; and Lot 82, a pair of mugs with the same familiar logo, estimate $200-$300. Additionally, there are many other lots advertising beer and soft drinks, including Coca-Cola. Lot 11, a circa-1904 Coca-Cola coupon with a beautiful color image of Lillian Nordica, could reach $300-$500 at auction. Numerous tins will be auctioned, for coffee, nuts, tobacco, gunpowder and other products.

Also featured in the sale are dozens of antique stoneware beverage bottles with advertising and the names of bottlers that were located coast to coast and in England. They will be followed by a number of early glass bottles in a rainbow of colors, and another helping of stoneware vessels and jugs.

The auction’s endless offerings also include figural cast-iron doorstops, circus and movie posters; early shaving mugs, clocks, pharmacy bottles, and a fine collection of match holders, strikers, safes and dozens of coveted sterling silver vestas, some of which are quite ornate. Lot 510, a rare Indian Motorcycle brass matchbox holder, indicates it received “Highest Honors” in 1904 in St. Louis and again in 1915, in San Francisco. Presumably both refer to the World’s Fairs that were held in those cities during those particular years. The item is estimated at $300-$600.

The Sunday, November 9, 2014 auction will commence at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. For additional information on any item in the sale or to reserve a phone line for live bidding on auction day, call 717-335-3435 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Esso Elephant Kerosene sign, 24in x 12in, est. $200-$300. Morphy Auctions image

Early canvas Coca-Cola sign, 50in x 20in, est. $300-$500. Morphy Auctions image

Sterling silver vesta match safe, est. $300-$500. Morphy Auctions image

Lot of 5 sterling silver match box holders, including one by Tiffany, group est. $300-$400. Morphy Auctions image

Cast-iron calliope circus wagon, est. $200-$500. Morphy Auctions image

Bronze elephant match holder, 5in tall, est. $600-$1,000. Morphy Auctions image

German tinplate penny toy replicated a baby pram, one of many penny toys in the sale, est. $150-$300. Morphy Auctions image

Rare tin carnival toy, est. $400-$700. Morphy Auctions image

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:58
 

Fine art by Camille Pissarro and descendants offered in Nov. 22 auction

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Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878-1952), ‘Colour,’ mixed media: watercolor, gouache, charcoal and egg tempera on paper, 28 ¾ x 18 ¾ inches (73 x 47.7 cm), framed 35 ⅞ x 25 ¾ inches (91 x 65.3 cm). Inscribed on the palette 'The most fascinating in the world.' Signed with artist's initials lower right. Image courtesy Stern Pissarro Gallery LONDON – For the first time in its 50-year history, London’s exclusive Stern Pissarro Gallery is planning a fine art auction. Collectors will be able to participate in this important event from anywhere in the world, online through LiveAuctioneers. Slated for November 22, the auction will feature a collection of works on paper by four generations of the Pissarro family, one of the art world's most important dynasties. Many of the drawings being auctioned are completely fresh to the art market and have come directly from estates within the family.

Highlights of the collection include early double-sided drawings executed by Camille Pissarro in Venezuela, an extremely rare drawing by Félix Pissarro (Camille’s third son, who died at the age of 23), and a group of works, which have been framed for the first time, that were executed by Georges Manzana Pissarro in Morocco, where he took refuge during the Second World War.

Lot 38, a black lead and ink on paper drawing titled A Horse Drinking From a Bucket, with Figures, also contains other drawings by the artist on verso. Executed circa 1852-1854, the graceful sketch showcasing Pissarro’s ability to draw in plein air is expected to make $12,800-$16,000 at auction.

Lot 79, a pastel-on-cardboard impressionist painting by H. Claude Pissarro (b. 1935-) is titled La Barque de L’Ile au Lac du Bois. A peaceful boating scene with adults and children in 19th-century attire, and lush foliage in the background, it is estimated at $8,000-$9,600.

Lot 61, a colorful mixed media work by Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878-1952) depicts a woman holding a paintbrush in one hand and an artist’s palette in the other, and resembles early French poster art. It is emblazoned with the single word “Colour” across the top and the words “the Most Fascinating In The World” on the palette. It is entered in the sale with a $5,600-$6,400 estimate.

As the founding father of Impressionism, Camille Pissarro’s influence on artists such as Gauguin, Cézanne and van Gogh, amongst others, is profound. Camille similarly inspired his own family, with all five sons, followed by descendants of third and fourth generations, becoming talented artists.

Run by David Stern and Lélia Pissarro, the great-granddaughter of Camille, Stern Pissarro Gallery is the only gallery in the world to specialise in works of the Pissarro family.

About Stern Pissarro Gallery:

Stern Pissarro Gallery (originally Stern Art Dealers) was established in 1964 by Meir Stern, dealing in 19th-century paintings.

In 1984, Meir’s son David took over the running of the gallery. In 1988, following David’s marriage to Lélia Pissarro, great grand-daughter of Camille Pissarro, a separate department was set up dedicated to four generations of the Pissarro family.

In 2009, after 45 years in Notting Hill Gate, Stern Pissarro Gallery moved to St. James's in the heart of London's art district. Now jointly owned by David Stern and Lelia Pissarro, the Stern Pissarro Gallery is unique in the art world, specializing in work by Camille Pissarro and his five sons, followed by the third, fourth and fifth generations of the family.

The gallery collection later expanded to include other Impressionist and modern artists, and today contains a vast holding of 19th- and 20th-century art. Works range from French Impressionists to Post-Impressionists and School of Paris, with works by Renoir, Degas, Gauguin, Sisley, Chagall and Utrillo. Among the contemporary artists represented are Botero, Leger, Chagall and Damien Hirst.

Lélia Pissarro, having been given the droit moral, is currently working on the catalogue raisonné of Paulémile Pissarro. Along with Pissarro Stern Publications Ltd and her committee, Lélia is currently compiling a collection of research materials by Manzana and Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro. The archives will also now be responding to queries on those artists.

For additional information on any artwork in Stern Pissarro’s 50th Anniversary Fine Art Auction, call London 011 44 207 629 6662 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878-1952), ‘Colour,’ mixed media: watercolor, gouache, charcoal and egg tempera on paper, 28 ¾ x 18 ¾ inches (73 x 47.7 cm), framed 35 ⅞ x 25 ¾ inches (91 x 65.3 cm). Inscribed on the palette 'The most fascinating in the world.' Signed with artist's initials lower right. Image courtesy Stern Pissarro Gallery Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878-1952), 'Les Élégantes au Bal.' Inkwash on paper, 12 ½ x 9 ⅜ inches (31.6 x 23.7 cm), framed 21 ½ x 18 ⅝ inches (54.7 x 47.4 cm). Signed with estate stamped monogram lower left. Executed circa 1905. Image courtesy Stern Pissarro Gallery Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968), 'Horses in a Field.' Watercolor, tempera, charcoal and pencil on paper, 5 ½ x 7 ⅞ inches (14 x 20 cm), framed 13 ⅜ x 15 ½ inches (34 x 39.5 cm). Signed with monogram lower right. Dated 09 lower right. Image courtesy Stern Pissarro Gallery Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), 'A Horse Drinking From a Bucket with Figures in the Background.' Black lead and ink on paper, 7 ⅞ x 10 ⅜ inches (20 x 26.5 cm), framed 15 ⅛ x 17 ¾ inches (38.5 x 45.1 cm). Executed in Venezuela circa 1852-1854. Image courtesy Stern Pissarro Gallery H. Claude Pissarro (b. 1935-), 'Rio Grande,' pastel on cardboard, 14 ⅝ x 20 inches (37 x 50.8 cm), framed 26 x 31 ½ inches (66.1 x 79.9 cm). Signed H.Claude Pissarro lower left. Image courtesy Stern Pissarro Gallery Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro (1878-1952), 'Au Café,' brown and black pastels, with white highlights, on paper, 19 ⅛ x 20 inches (49.6 x 50.9 cm). Stamped lower right, Ludovic Rodo. Executed circa 1907. Image courtesy Stern Pissarro Gallery Yvon Vey-Pissarro (b. 1937-), 'Farmhands,' Pierre noire on paper, 29 ¼ x 42 ⅜ inches (74.3 x 107.7 cm), framed 33 ⅞ x 46 ⅞ inches (86 x 119 cm). Signed Yvon Vey between the handle and the trousers of the lower right man. Executed 1982. Image courtesy Stern Pissarro Gallery H. Claude Pissarro (b. 1935-), 'La Barque de L'Ile au Lac du Bois,' pastel on cardboard, 14 ⅝ x 20 inches (37 x 50.8 cm), framed 28 ½ x 34 inches (72.3 x 86.2 cm). Signed H.Claude Pissarro lower left. Image courtesy Stern Pissarro Gallery
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:35
 

Jade gets the green light at Sworders auction Nov. 11-12

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Friday, 31 October 2014 16:48

Blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi, c.1690, 48.7cm. Estimate: £8,000-£12,000. Sworders image

ESSEX COUNTY, UK – Fine porcelains and more than 100 lots of jade, many with rare and intricate carvings, are among the 900 lots being sold at the Asian Art Sale by Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and Wednesday, Nov. 12. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. local time.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The lots are expected to attract fierce bidding from the Far East as jade is currently highly sought after by Chinese buyers. Demand for the precious stone has continued to soar in Asia and the pieces for sale include small carved brush washers, scroll weights and pendants.

The works of art are being sold as part of Sworders’ specialist Asian Art Sale. Richard Harrison, Sworders’ director, said: “This is the highest number of exceptional quality jade we have ever seen in one auction. There is an insatiable appetite for the precious stone in China and the carving on items in this sale is exquisite, especially in the small pieces.

“Chinese jade pieces often contain auspicious symbols and animals such as bats which hold great significance and hidden meanings. A bat in such a context means continued good fortune or happiness to the owner, five bats ‘wu fu’ or five blessings, meaning may you have longevity, health, wealth, peace and a good death.”

The guide prices for the jade range from £200 to £6,000, although Sworders’ experts suggest prices could go significantly higher. One highlights of the auction includes a small brush washer with a carving of a wasp in the bowl dating from the 19th/20th century. This has a guide price of £3,000 to £5,000.

Harrison added, “The majority of jade is being sold from two private collections, which is why it has raised so much attention in the Asian art world.”

The sale also includes a number of ceramics and other Asian works of art. A 19th century Daoguang vase, with five dragons is also set to attract international interest. Standing at 41cm (16.4 inches) tall, the red and white vase is estimated at £10,000-£15,000.

Sworders is one of a group of leading UK regional auctioneers, AAA (Association of Accredited Auctioneers) which is also exhibiting a number of high profile Chinese works of art at a special event on Nov. 2, timed to coincide with the annual Asian Art in London show. The group is dedicated to building good relationships with Chinese buyers.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi, c.1690, 48.7cm. Estimate: £8,000-£12,000. Sworders image

Pair of jade dragons, possibly 18th century, 9.2cm and 8.9cm. Estimate: £4,000-£6,000. Sworders image

Fine cloisonné incense burner and cover, 18th century, 17.5cm. Estimate: £5,000-£7,000. Sworders image

Thangka of a seated Buddha holding a begging bowl, early 19th century, 36.5 x 40cm. Estimate: £1,200-£1,500. Sworders image

Rosewood and elm canopy bed, 19th century. Estimate: £400-£600. Sworders image

Vase, Daoguang mark and period (1821-1850), six character seal mark in red, 41cm. Estimate: £10,000-£15,000. Sworder image

Amusing jade brush washer, 20th century, carved with a wasp on a curled lotus leaf, 9.8cm. Sworder image

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