Friday features an extensive collection of western and native American art, clothing, weapons and spiritual items including paintings, drawings, lithographs, sculptures by David McGary (Amer. 1958-2013) including a life-size bronze sculpture with patina and paint. Depicting “American Horse”, the Oglala Sioux chieftain, statesman, educator, and historian. Bronzes by Kevin McCarthy (American, born 1955) including: “Calling the Buffalo”,1991 bronze depicting a Native American man preforming with a ceremonial buffalo robe. Fine art items including oil paintings by Casey Geerts of early 1930’s art deco style automobiles. Fine jewelry including an 18kt white gold and 3 ½ ct marquis and 1 ½ ct baguette ring. Decorative items including Chinese teapots and a cloisonne vase. A replica model car collection consisting of 28 miniature antique cars. Furniture items include a collection of Chinese black lacquer and hardstone inlaid tables, bar cabinet and display cabinet. Carpeting including Persian and Russian hand woven rugs and runners. A collection of Disney character porcelain music boxes, including Mickey, Minnie and Goofy and Donald Duck. Firearms including a Gaulois Model No. 1, 8 mm, 5 round semi-automatic palm pistol and A H. Schwarz .22 cal single shot target pistol, c1880. Finally lighting fixtures including fine crystal chandeliers, lamps and sconces.
The Saturday auction is pleased to present the George and Penny Simon Collection of Grosse Pointe Farms. Featuring fine pairs of Sevres porcelain urns, a grand French provincial walnut dining table and chairs, Rococo style marble top gilt consoles, Italian carved alabaster urns, and many other fine furnishings and unique decorative objects. In addition, from private collections, sterling hollowware including a unique Russian silver samovar, Russian silver tea and coffee service by Erik August Kollin, and Towle ‘Lady Diana’ flatware service; 19th century Chinese export porcelains; Baccarat ‘Enfant’ candelabra; Lalique ‘Ganymede’ champagne cooler and ‘Bacchantes’ vase; Steuben limited edition glass table articles; Waterford ‘Lismore’ stemware; Victorian figural silver plate; mid-century furniture by Frank Lloyd Wright for Heritage Henredon. Fine jewelry highlights include a timeless 5.74ct emerald cut diamond ring, a lady’s Crawford 14kt rose gold, diamond and ruby wristwatch, and lovely 18kt brushed gold and sapphire strand bracelet.
From the George and Penny Simon Collection, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan oil paintings by: M.H. Besselnaar, Alex De Andreis, Henri Carnier, George Harvey, Charles Jones, Francesco Vinea, Douglas Arthur Teed, Claude Raguet Hirst, Robert Hopkin, Eastman Johnson and Frederick William Kost, plus oils attributed to Giovanni Battista Salvi and Carlo Dolci, a work signed Jongkind and German porcelain plaques including KPM. Also from the George and Penny Simon collection is a large grouping of sculptures including works by: Evgeny A. Lansere, Claudius Marioton, Jean Gautherin, Pierre Granet, Ernest Rancoulet, Emile Louis Picault, Gory, Antonio Teixeira Lopes, F. Gysen, A. Tiot, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, Pietro Bazzanti , E. Bertoni and works after Pierre Loison and A. Rodin. More offerings from the George and Penny Simon collection include: a Baccarat crystal chandelier, Steinway 1908 grand piano, a pair of Alexandre Clerget bronze urns cast by the Siot Decauville Foundry, additional pieces of fine arts and Oriental rugs. Also featured are items from a large Grand Blanc, MI collection including: an oil painting by T.V. Chominski depicting the Naval Strategy Board in consultation at Washington, antique to modern bronze sculptures by W. Seifert, Miguel Berrocal, Emmanuel Fremiet, Aristide-Onesime Croisy, Frederic Focht, Darrell Corer, Alida Zilve, Emile Louis Picault and F.J. Williamson plus additional fine arts. Bidders will also be interested in our additional offerings of: fine jewelry; Oriental rugs, including a 17’ 10” long Lavar Kerman carpet, c. 1920 and a Keshan silk rug also c. 1920; furniture, including Kindel and Kittinger dining room furniture; a Prof. Petro Lazzerini marble sculpture; Chinese porcelains and more.