Friday features include an Abraham Lincoln signed note with a black and white print of Lincoln’s likeness. Artwork including works by Joan Miro, Miroslav Rada, Harold Smith and others along with a large collection of Disney animation cells, color drawings and watercolors from a local private collection. Americana items including a collection of walking sticks. A ‘Rol-A-Top’ ten cent slot machine by Watling. Fine pianos featuring a Steinway & Sons Model “A” Tulip Immortal baby grand, #108454. A Steinway upright #80483 (1894). Additional music related items including extensive music studio production equipment. A Roland V-Pro series TD-20S drum set and more. Furniture items including an Indonesian mixed wood canopy bed, a Chinese carved dining table and chairs. A round empire style, tooled leather top table with arched extension to increase the diameter of the table. A Baker contemporary ivory color, upholstered sofa to name a few. Porcelain items including a large collection of royal Worcester and Connoisseur porcelain bird and plant sculptures along with figurines. Glass items Moser and Quezal art glass. Firearms featuring a German Walther P-38, 9mm semi-automatic pistol and a Smith & Wesson Model 4006 .40 cal semi-automatic brushed stainless pistol and a Smith & Wesson snub nose 38 cal revolver to name a few. Crystal items including Lalique bird figures, a Sasake Rotondo art glass vase and an art glass paperweight collection including Perthshire, John Deacons and Peter Raos. Rugs and runners including Tabriz, Egyptian, Hamadan, Persian Baluch and Indian. And finally lighting items including Handel arts & crafts hanging lanterns; a Emil Stejnar German brass snowball chandelier, 24” Dia; a Boyd contemporary frosted glass and ruby ribbon glass chandelier.
The Saturday auction opens with a unique Mexican Modernist sterling tea and coffee set by Tango Aceves. Following are a charming pair of silver plate candlesticks by Salvador Dali, and sterling flatware by Wallace, Gorham, Towle, and Lunt. A rare set of 12 Steuben gold Aurene goblets and Steuben ‘verre de soie’ tableware; a wonderful Duffner & Kimberly lamp shade paired with a Handel base; numerous small collections of sterling silver serving bowls, flatware, candelabra, and other small collecting pieces. Glittering estate jewelry includes a Mexican turquoise and sterling necklace; a 12 carat opal bangle bracelet; ruby, sapphire, emerald, and diamond rings and bracelets; and over ten lots of David Yurman jewelry. Art glass by Steuben, Lalique, Baccarat, and Moser; Staffordshire pottery sets of spaniels; Royal Doulton figurines; and an assortment of colorful Chinese snuff bottles. We end with enameled English Bilston patch boxes and porcelain dinner services by Minton and Haviland.
The major feature of the Sunday session is American and European fine arts, old master to contemporary, including paintings, watercolors, drawings, graphics and sculptures. A partial list of some of the artists include: Gari Melchers, Mathias Joseph Alten, Eustace Ziegler, Isadore Patrois, Studio of Adolphe Bouguereau, Michel-Barthelemy Ollivier, after Justus Sustermans, attributed to Gilbert Jackson, school of Joseph Highmore, Ludwig Muninger, Salvator Rosa, Emanuel Bakla, Leon Dabo, Paul de Longpre, Robert Gwynn, Charles Culver, Marcel Dyf, Bergstrom, Philip Pearlstein, Howard Hodgkin, Alexander Calder, Michael Kenna, Louis Icart, Armin Landeck, Martin Lewis and Victor Vasarely. Chinese and French furniture plus garden and patio furnishings. Also of note: Oriental rugs from c. 1900 to modern including Nain, Sarouk, Bokhara, Qum, Isfahan, Feraghan, Kashan, Hereke, Tabriz and others; fine jewelry and Chinese and Japanese decorative arts.