Friday starts out with a first edition, one of 300 copies, of Ernest Hemmingway’s first book, “Three Stories and Ten Poems”. Fine decorative items including two hand carved, 1/120 scale, ship models of the Detroit to Bob-Lo Island excursion boats, ‘The Columbia’ and ‘The Ste Claire’. A fine gilt bronze and crystal centerpiece, 19” H. x 24” W., and a Caldwell metal covered jar. Fine art including an after Moreau and LeCourtier bronze sculpture, an after George E. Bissell bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln. Oil paintings by European and American artists including English artist Graham Williams (1885-1950), Pucci (Italy), etc. Furniture items including a Baker bedroom suite including a four poster canopy bed, highboy and dresser. A Theodore B. Starr carved oak grandfather clock and a Louis Philippe, mahogany, ebony and bronze music cabinet and a pair of Regency style chaise lounges. Lighting fixtures including a Murano modern glass leaf form chandelier and a leaded glass paneled chandelier. Silver items including Gorham and Whiting Sterling silver flatware and a Georgian Sterling silver tea and coffee set. Fine jewelry including a ladies platinum and 2.58 ct diamond ring. A collection of gold case pocket watches and a Hamilton ‘AN5740 WW2 era 24 hour U.S. Army Air Corp navigator’s watch mounted in a steel case, c1945. Asian items including two finely carved Chinese carved panel screens, one six panel and one eight panels, Chinese hardwood and iron mounted temple doors and cabinet. Firearms including a Winchester model 94, lever action rifle, a German ‘Menta’ Kal 7.65 semi-automatic pistol and a Ruger New Model ‘Single Six’ .22cal revolver. Wild game trophy mounts, and a collection of hand carved duck decoys and bird sculptures carved by the late Louis Lehman (Amer 20th c). Finally a grouping of fine Persian and Oriental rugs and runners round out the Friday session.
The Saturday session begins with festive sparkle; opening with Reed & Barton’s classic ‘Francis I’ patterned hollowware and flatware; a Danish modern sterling compote by Kay Bojesen Solvsmedie; and a beautiful French sterling claret jug. Following the sterling are large selections of Baccarat ‘Massena’ crystal stemware; Lalique tableware; and antique Moser ‘Splendid’ stemware. Contemporary and antique furnishings for the home include French, Moorish, Italian, Danish Modern, and other styles. Small collections of decorative objects include an array of Romanian art glass vessels, porcelain services by Wedgwood, Spode, Royal Copenhagen, and others; Victorian silver plate figural napkin rings; many lots of sterling and silver plate hollowware and serving pieces. Fine jewelry continues throughout the sale, featuring over 150 lots; wrist watches for gentlemen and ladies by Rolex, Bertolucci, and Omega; bracelets, rings, necklaces, brooches, and cufflinks containing rubies, sapphires, topaz, peridot, and diamonds are the highlights of our holiday sale.
An extensive choice of fine art from various collections for bidding featuring bronze sculptures; oil paintings, watercolors, pastel drawings, graphics and more. A partial list of the artists include: Marshall Fredericks, Victor Vasarely, Roland Hinton Perry, Richard Ansdell, Franz Xavier Wolf, Boleslaw Jan Czedekowski, John George Brown, Leon Jean Basile Perrault, Pal Fried, Lynn Bogue Hunt, Eustace Ziegler, Richard LaBarre Goodwin, Claude Weisbuch, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and school of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Additional features of note include a Remington posthumous bronze collection; over 50 Oriental rugs from antique to modern including Kerman, Sarouk, Herez, Nain, Tabriz, Moud, Chinese, Isfahan, Kashan, Bahkteri and more; Chinese porcelains including export porcelain; an extensive selection of fine jewelry highlighted by 4.47 ct. and 2.92 ct. emerald cut diamond rings both with GIA certificates, brown diamond, aquamarine and natural emerald rings, a 178.79 ct. rose quartz and diamond brooch, 15.02 ct. emerald and diamond bracelet to name just a few of the offerings.