Friday features fine jewelry including a pair of 0.91 ct diamond and 14kt white gold hoop earrings, a 15.50 ct blue topaz and diamond ring and a 14kt yellow gold and diamond Indian head coin pendant. Furniture includes a pair of Walnut armoires, an English knotty pine grandmother clock, c1850 and a Swiss Marquetry inlay music box c 1840 to name a few. Fine art including paintings by Gerrit Sinclair (USA 1890-1955), Lawrence McConaha (USA 1894-1962), an after Auguste Moreau bronze sculpture of a young boy and girl, 31” H and an assortment of artwork from many Midwest regional artists. Two copper and brass flamkessel doors and a plaque from the Stroh Brewing Co. Detroit, Mi. with a brass Stroh family crest in the center of each piece. A fine book collection by a local collector including first editions including: Ten volumes of Maurice Maeterlinck works, Robert Smith Surtees, volume entitled: “Jorrock’s Jaunts and Jollities”, Fourth Edition and a signed, Jonathon Foer, 1st edition, hard bound volume entitled: “A Convergence Of Birds”. Two handmade scale models of the British Man-Of-War H.M.S. Bounty. Fine Persian, Indian and Pakistan carpets and runners. A fine collection of vintage postcards including nautical themed cards of 19th and early 20th Michigan and great lakes ferries and steamers along with international ocean liners and Michigan tourist destinations including Beaver Island, Mackinac Island and Sault Saint Marie. And finally a 19th c. G. Herder, Cincinnati, .44 cal percussion cap rifle, converted from a flintlock and a 19th c Chinese Fighting Shuangjian (double sword) and scabbard.
The Saturday auction offers decorative arts, fine art, and antique furnishings from an Autumn Lane home in Bloomfield Hills, also, the collection of Mrs. G.G. Scranton, and various other private assemblages. The sale begins with sterling silver hollowware, silver plate tea urns sold by Harrods of London, a unique Tiffany & Co. cocktail shaker, and flatware by International Silver ‘Wedgwood’ and Wallace ‘Rose Point’. Continuing with dinner sets by Quimper and Lenox; Louis Comfort Tiffany pottery vases; circa 1900 ‘Rabbitware’ earthenware table articles; a unique archaic pottery ‘Zhenmushou’ tomb guardian; bronze lion garden sculptures; Daum Monoplace Le Mans crystal race car; Lalique ‘Narcisse’ vase; Chinese divider screens; Lladro and Cybis porcelain figural groups; Waterford ‘Lismore’ wines, champagnes, snifters, and goblets. Unique and fine furnishings in modern, American Empire, Louis XV and XVI tastes; selections of antique American cranberry glass hanging lamps and beautiful crystal chandeliers; Persian, Chinese, and Indo-Kashan carpetings from new to antique; over 10 lots of 14kt yellow gold and diamond tennis bracelets, a 24ct pink sapphire and diamond necklace, and a Charriol La Jolla lady’s diamond watch round out the fine jewelry offerings.
From a large Grand Blanc, MI estate art collection including: bronze sculptures by Laman Beszedes, Sirio Tofanari, Rob. Saudek, C. Anfrie, Leonid Posen, Pierre Charles van der Stappen, Karl Frederick Skoog and bronzes after E. Detaille, Lemoyne and more; oil paintings by Edward Roworth, Charles Waltensperger and Johannes Daniel Belmer; additional graphics and mixed media works by Joseph Pennell, William Lee- Hankey, R. Hershberger and Reuven Rubin. Also featured from the estate in the Sunday session is a Magnin Goedin & Co. garniture set and a French 19th c. bronze and marble mantle clock. More fine arts offerings in the session include works by: Leroy Foster, Jean Richard Goubie, Frank Percy Wild, Edward Pritchett, Hessam Abrishami, Douglas Arthur Teed, Anthony Thieme, Frank Stella, Joan Miro, Louis Icart, Romare Howard Bearden along with works attributed to Schretter and Jacques Stella. Bidders will also be interested in our additional offerings of: hand painted porcelain plaques, fine jewelry including a nice selection of Lucien Piccard and Le Coultre wristwatches; Oriental rugs; French antique furniture and more.