Friday features an extensive nautical collection ex of a Harsen’s Island nautical collector. Items include a periscope, telegraph and signal light from the WWII submarine, U.S.S. Cero (SS-225). A “Hezzanith Mk III S.L. Standard” teak and brass binnacle, a Siemens Brothers & Co. Ltd, London “Hammer Head” brass ship’s telegraph, others by J.W. Ray, Great Lakes Engine Works, etc, plus two brass WWII Destroyer telegraphs, one by Begg & Greig” to name a few. Fine bronze sculptures from the same Harsen’s Island estate including a fine bronze mermaid garden fountain, a Antoine Bofill (Spain 1875-1921) sculpture of a cabin boy and three pieces by Jim Davidson (Amer. B1962). Firearms including a finely engraved Boss & Co side by side shotgun, c1905, having an ‘Exhibition Grade’ English Walnut straight stock with checkered wrist, butt and checkered splinter forearm. Also, a U.S. Springfield Model 1873, trapdoor rifle, .45-70 cal., c1889. Carpets and rugs including hand woven wool Turkish, Chinese, Persian Hamadan, etc. Porcelain pieces including an English Staffordshire blue and white umbrella holder, KPM figurines and bisque porcelain hen nest tureens and more. Lighting fixtures including lamps, chandeliers and sconces. Furniture items include a carved walnut palace throne chair, and a Louis XV rosewood queen size bed. Finally fine jewelry including a 7.0 ct cabochon ruby ring with diamonds set in 14kt yellow gold. A 14ct natural opal ring, size 10, set in a 14kt yellow gold tiered setting and a pair of ruby and diamond hoop earrings with 14kt rose gold hoops, set with a total of 0.65cts in rubies and 0.42cts in diamonds.
The Saturday sale begins with fine decorative objects including unique German porcelain nodders, art glass and paperweights, two sterling services in ‘El Grandee’ and ‘Lady Diana’ by Towle, an exquisite French bronze mantel clock, an early 19th century Queen Anne mahogany case clock, followed by finely made pillar and scroll, tall case, mantel, and regulator clocks; Baccarat, Steuben, Waterford, and Libbey glass; a Patek Phillipe 18kt gold gentleman’s pocket watch, fine diamond and pearl necklaces and earrings, and Italian gold chain necklaces. Furniture from contemporary to 18th century; wool and silk carpets and rugs from modern to antique; the sale closes with Royal Doulton collectables, Brilliant period cut glass, decorative fine arts, and numerous leather volumes.
The Sunday session features fine arts and Oriental rugs from the estate of James Brennan, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Some of the painters included are: Andrei Yegorov, Leslie Johnson, Juan Pablo Munoz, L. Achille, Scherone, Archie Palmer Wigle, Tomas Trillo, Bart Spoorer along with many other contemporary artists. The nearly 300 listings of fine arts in the session also include works by: Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Henri Le Sidaner, G. Bateman, Ludwig Muninger, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Max, Richard Jerzy, Charles Culver, Jasper Francis Cropsey and Marshall M. Fredericks to name but a few. Bidders will also be interested in: an A. Roivenc & Cie, Swiss Cylinder Music Box on inlaid stand, a Handel table lamp, antique crystal and brass chandeliers, Navajo rugs and Oriental rugs including Tabriz, Sarouk, Kerman, Keshan, Hamadan, Bijar and more and fine jewelry.