Friday offers a comprehensive group of outstanding Arts & Crafts lamps, including a Duffner & Kimberly Flaming Sword Table lamp, a magnificent Arts & Crafts brass chandelier with monk’s heads decoration, and an ornate American leaded glass ceiling shade. Notable makers include Bradley & Hubbard, Duffner & Kimberly, Handel, Hibbel, and Quezal. A partially restored 1919 Packard Motor Car Company, Model ‘E’ delivery truck, #147. Art work including a fine bronze sculpture of a Javelin thrower, 12” H. x 30” L., a Fred Sanders brass business plaque dated June 17th, 1875, an oil painting signed “JLB” and dated 1914 of an American sailing ship in a sea battle. Other works by Henry T. Harvey (Brit. b1908), Charles Ewing (Amer. b1946) to name a few. Silver items including a Reed & Barton silver plate coffee service, in the Regent pattern and a W.M. Lemp Brewing Co. silver award plate, c1900, mounted in a shadowbox frame. A silver miniature French silver filigree “Renault 1907” automobile. Firearms including a Walther P-5, 9mm, semi-automatic pistol, 1986 and a Morixa Elbar made In Spain, 12 gauge magnum shotgun. Furniture items including an early (1910) International Business Machines, oak framed, employee time clock, 35” H x 17” W. x 35” D. and a twelve drawer carved oak chest, C1900. A fine assortment of Chinese collectables including planters, an umbrella stand and carved jade pieces. Toys including a Steiff teddy bear, a convertible child’s rocking horse and a cast iron miniature horse drawn carriage. Tribal art including Native American baskets, African carved items including a throne chair, c1900. Fine jewelry items including an Omas “Apollo 11” 30th Anniversary, limited edition, 18kt white gold fountain pen and a 14kt white gold heart pendant with eight round rubies, weighing 1.00cts and 0.90cts in diamond accents. Fine Persian and oriental wool rugs, porcelains and glass items round out the selections.
The Saturday auction opens with a classic assemblage of Georg Jensen sterling flatware and hollowware; of note, the ‘Blossom’ sterling tea and coffee set with tray. Georg Jensen was one of the most influential silversmiths of the twentieth century; his work embodied the Danish philosophy of the Arts and Crafts movement, or “skønvirke”. Following, are the property of numerous private collectors: a Zsolnay Hungarian iridescent ceramic planter; fine jewelry including ruby, diamond, gold, and cameo bracelets, necklaces, and rings; furniture by Baker and Hickory Chair, and other furnishings in the French, English, and Italian tastes; numerous lots of Chinese porcelains; ‘Tommy’ crystal stemware by St. Louis, along Lalique and Waterford crystal and glass wares; a collection of 19th century English Staffordshire pottery lamps, figural groups, and spill vases. We end our sale with American Brilliant period cut glass articles and Royal Doulton porcelains.
Over 250 fine arts offerings in the session highlighted by the Marshall Fredericks bronze sculpture, “Nordic Swan and Ugly Duckling”, a Chuang Che acrylic painting, a Carl Johann Spielter oil on canvas and a Harriet W. Frishmuth, “Crest of the Wave” bronze sculpture. Additional fine arts of special note feature works by: Henry Faulkner, Nicola Simbari, Harold Anderson, Alois Kalvoda, Henri Eugene Le Sidaner, William Aiken Walker, Donald Baechler, Augusta Christine Fells Savage, Pierre Bittar, Jaroslav Pukl, Emanuel Bakla, Bedrich Cerny, F.K.L.V. Rupprecht, Boderork Permy, Bergstrom, Charles Culver, Donald Keith Sultan, Marc Chagall and attributed to Sir William Beechey. Bidders will also be interested in the DuMouchelle offerings of: furniture, including an English carved oak table, c. 1900, two 18th c. Queen Anne lowboys, a pair of Chippendale, c. 1800 side chairs, 18th c. English gate leg table and a Steindorf ebony baby grand piano, c. 1950; fine jewelry; lighting fixtures and Oriental rugs and porcelains.