Friday features fine art including a carved white marble sculpture by E. Brunelleschi (Florence, active 1905-1935), a hand carved folk art swan depicted in flight. Engravings by Hobroken (Dutch), hand colored portraits of 18th century gentlemen. Fine oils by Francois Gerome (French B. 1895). Jewelry pieces including an 18kt yellow gold and 6.40 ct natural green amethyst ring. A Tolero, 18kt yellow gold and blue stone ring and a pair of 14kt yellow gold dangle earrings. Fine furniture items including an American Federal style mahogany sideboard, a Drexel mahogany dining table and twelve chairs, along with a large grouping of mid-century and contemporary furniture including a Thayer Coggin chair and ottoman, “The Loft” modern table and four chairs and a ‘Donghia’ custom made, oval glass top table and eight chairs and Minson leather bar stools, set of six and four Minson leather side chairs. A collection of child’s toy pedal and battery powered riding cars including a 1929 Studebaker Deluxe Roadster made by Steelcraft Co. and beautifully restored and allegedly owned by one of the “Our Gang” kids from the 1920’s and 30’s. Decorative Asian items including fine Chinese cloisonne vases, jars and a beautiful Chinese Cherry Amber Buddha. Art Nouveau, green etched, and Bohemian glass vases and decanters. Porcelain items including a collection of Boehm ‘Limited Edition’ porcelain birds and flower figurines. Silver items including four antique Sheffield silver plate candle sticks, and a ‘Community Plate’ tea set. Fine Persian rugs and runners by Kashan, Moud, Heriz and Hamadan, to name a few. Finally Medieval coins including a William The Conqueror and Edward Longshanks silver coins; Morgan silver dollars, silver dimes and various American currencies and postage stamps.
The Saturday auction is a prize for the collector of 19th century works, featuring Japanese Satsuma pottery, silhouettes with named artists and sitters, and a variety of blown glass. However, the sale is not lacking for the modern, and features brand names in the form of furniture and fashion with pieces by John Hutton, Victor Magistretti, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, as well as Salvatore Ferragamo, Hermes, and Barry Kieselstein-Cord. The porcelain selection sports full services by Lenox in the patterns ‘Gold Wheat’ and ‘Stanford’, which complements the single, hand-painted works of the porcelain artist George Leykauf. The brilliant selection of Waterford shows stemware in the patterns of ‘Colleen’, ‘Lismore’, ‘Alana’, and ‘Castletown’, which could easily accompany any number of the silver flatware offered. After exhaustive research, the silhouettes were attributed to their rightful artists and sitters, including the works of Auguste Edouart, John Wass, and Isaac Todd depicting general surgeons, merchants, and family members. Saturday also features a wide variety of Native American art in the form of prints, pottery, and weavings with works attributed to the individual artists and their tribes.
Featuring a John George Brown oil on canvas entitled, “In the Shade”, 2 Andy Warhol silkscreens from “Flowers” and several Robert Hopkin oil paintings. A sampling of additional antique to contemporary fine arts works feature the following artists: Lorenzo Cecconi, Georges Dominique Rouault, Chuang Che, Lucien Delarue, Henri Biva, Wothington Wittredge, Joseph Moseley Barber, Raphael Soyer, Theodore Robinson, Zofia Stryjenska, Carlo Casati, Hippolyte Heizler, Rolalind Cook, Tim Burke, Victor Vasarely, Norman Rockwell, Lester Johnson as well as oil on canvas and ink on paper works attributed to Franz Kline from the Vasi estate collection, Troy, MI. Over 50 Oriental rugs from antique to modern including: Sarouk, Bijar, Heriz, Bokhara, Turkish, Kerman, Baluchistan, Nain, Kashan, Isfahan, Mahal, Senneh, Qum, Cabistan, etc. Other offerings of interest to bidders: fine jewelry, 20th c. furniture and Orientalia.