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Auction Description for Willis Henry Auctions Inc.: Americana & Estates Auction
Viewing Notes:
Auction preview is Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 11am-4pm, and Sunday morning, January 20, 2013 from 9am-10:45am. The auction starts at 11am. The location is the Holiday Inn in Rockland, Massachusetts.
Sale Notes:
A wonderful auction of 18th & 19th c. American (original paint) & Continental furniture; many outstanding paintings (C.H. Gifford, R. Swain Gifford, Emille Gruppe, Wilbur Dean Hamilton, etc.); Collections of Sterling Silver, Grueby Pottery, Painted Woodenware (including signed Hingham); Decorated Stoneware; Textiles; Oriental Rugs; Audubon Prints; Firearms & Civil War Ephemera, etc.

Americana & Estates Auction

by Willis Henry Auctions Inc.

Platinum House

297 lots with images

January 20, 2013

Live Auction

929 Hingham Street

Rockland, MA, 02370 USA

297 Lots
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GORHAM TEA SET

Lot 1: GORHAM TEA SET

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Description: Sterling silver four-piece tea set, marked "Gorham", wood handles, marked "3180", approximate weight 45.58 oz t.

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SIGNED WATER PITCHER

Lot 2: SIGNED WATER PITCHER

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Description: Coin silver water pitcher, signed "H. Haddock, Boston, Pure Silver Coin", engraved in a repousse wreath of acorns and oak leaves, "Priscilla Wyer, 1852", beaded rope on lip, collar and footed base, approximate weight 17.82 oz t, 11 1/2" h.

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TIFFANY SUGAR AND CREAMER

Lot 3: TIFFANY SUGAR AND CREAMER

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Description: Sterling silver matching creamer and sugar, 3" h, with repousse band of putti and grapes, monogrammed "AGC", signed "Tiffany & Co."; along with a sugar cube tong, 4" l, with claw grasp, also signed "Tiffany & Co.", (raised roses pattern), approximate weight 9.7 oz t.

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COIN SILVER CREAMER AND SUGAR

Lot 4: COIN SILVER CREAMER AND SUGAR

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Description: 19th c. coin silver creamer and sugar with lid, 8" h, with fruit bowl shaped finial, raised band of acanthus leaf around shoulder and base, monogrammed "E", signed on base "Easton & Sanford, Pure Coin", approximate weight 17.4 oz t.

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WALTHAM BANJO CLOCK

Lot 5: WALTHAM BANJO CLOCK

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Description: 19th/20th c. American banjo clock, face signed "Waltham", reverse glass painted throat with Liberty holding a hat, and bottom panel "Battle of Lake Erie", acorn base, some rope work around bottom missing, other minor imperfections, 41" l, 10 1/2" w.

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STERLING FRUIT BOWL

Lot 6: STERLING FRUIT BOWL

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Description: Sterling silver fruit bowl, footed, "Wallace", monogrammed "MG", double bead chain on rim and foot, approximate weight 10 oz t, 7" h, 9 1/2" dia.

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COIN SILVER FLATWARE SET

Lot 6A: COIN SILVER FLATWARE SET

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Description: Setting of silver flatware, "Pure Coin, J. Easton", 27 dinner forks, 22 teaspoons (hallmarked), two butter knives, ladle (Bailey, Kettell & Chapman), approximate weight 38.3 oz t.

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COLLECTION OF MIXED STERLING FLATWARE

Lot 6B: COLLECTION OF MIXED STERLING FLATWARE

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Description: 19th c. sterling silver flatware, including 14 mixed decorative dinner forks, two dinner knives, two small ladles, 17 souvenir spoons including Brooklyn Bridge, Oyster spoon, Monuments, etc., approximate weight 16.4 oz t.

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STERLING VASES, CUPS AND MUFFINEER

Lot 6C: STERLING VASES, CUPS AND MUFFINEER

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Description: Sterling silver to include two trumpet shaped vases, two cups (dated), and a muffineer, marked "Wallace", approximate weight 5.0 oz t.

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CAPODIMONTE BOX

Lot 7: CAPODIMONTE BOX

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Description: 19th c. rectangular, porcelain, Capodimonte lidded container, rimmed with decorated brass hinges, raised winged cherubs with musical instruments on front sides and back, and hand-painted Grecian scene of a goddess in a dove drawn chariot on waves, and gods manufacturing armor on the right, marked "N" below a crown, 3 1/2" h, 9 1/2" l, 4" d.

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SILVER PLATED CANDELABRA

Lot 7A: SILVER PLATED CANDELABRA

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Description: 19th c. tall elegant seven-branch silver plated candelabra, with central candle holder, 27 1/2" h, cylindrical tapered shaft terminating in acanthus leaf on a footed shell and leaf base, Sheffield (unmarked).

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STERLING TRAY AND CREAMER

Lot 8: STERLING TRAY AND CREAMER

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Description: Silver repousse creamer, 3 3/4" h, decorated with fruit and leaves, marked "S. Kirk & Son"; and a sterling silver tray, with heavy reticulated design with seated putti holding swag and wreaths, monogrammed, approximate weight 18.80 oz t, 11 1/2" l.

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STERLING BOWL AND SCISSORS

Lot 8A: STERLING BOWL AND SCISSORS

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Description: Sterling silver fruit bowl, raised rim with waves, monogrammed (Wallace); and marked German scissors for cutting grape stems, decorated with stems and leaves, approximate weight 12.37 oz t.

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STERLING PLATES AND BOWL

Lot 8B: STERLING PLATES AND BOWL

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Description: Sterling silver including nine 6" Trophy plates, "Kittansett Club", "Women's and Men's Golf", "N.B.L. Chatfield", and "Mr. & Mrs. H.G. Chatfield" (dated 1920's); a sterling silver shallow bowl (9"); and another plain 6" plate; approximate weight 17.17 oz t.

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STERLING SILVER FLATWARE

Lot 8C: STERLING SILVER FLATWARE

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Description: Sterling flatware including eight matched ice tea spoons, eight matched hors d'oeurvres forks, six matched soup spoons, four matched hors d'oeurvres forks, three dinner forks, fish server and large serving spoon, six mini spoons, plated candle snuff in the form of a lighthouse, and a butter knife; approximate weight 16.40 oz t.

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STERLING SILVER COLLECTION

Lot 9: STERLING SILVER COLLECTION

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Description: Three footed cordials; repousse heart tray; boudoir mirror with roses in repousse; pin tray; hallmarked and footed kidney-shaped box, tortoise lid with inset silver lyres and swags; circular medallion; sterling ring with etched cigarette case; match case; compact and pill case; segmented fish with hinged section for cotton scent, red stone faceted edge; silver purse; approximate weight 10.30 oz t (does not include the mirror).

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STERLING SILVER PIECES

Lot 10: STERLING SILVER PIECES

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Description: Seven Victorian pieces of table sterling silver: soup ladles, fish slice with twist handle and gilt surface, exceptional punch ladle, gilt rubbed bowl, Kirk & Son fish serving fork with highly decorative handle, approximate weight 7.07 oz t.

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COLLECTION OF STERLING SILVER

Lot 10A: COLLECTION OF STERLING SILVER

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Description: Punch ladles, sets of spoons, salt shakers, bowls, whiskey labels, footed cups, et al, approximate weight 22.5 oz t.

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COIN SILVER PIECES

Lot 10B: COIN SILVER PIECES

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Description: Set of 10 matched coin silver tablespoons, marked "Easton & Sanford"; two coin silver forks; and a small coin silver ladle; approximate weight 13.58 oz t.

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18TH C. COIN SILVER TRAY

Lot 11: 18TH C. COIN SILVER TRAY

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Description: Important 18th c. American oval coin silver tray, hallmarked "LH", (possibly Logan Henderson, Charleston, SC), c. 1765-1770, approximate weight 9.93 oz t, 9" l, 7" w.

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STERLING SILVER BUTTER DISH

Lot 11A: STERLING SILVER BUTTER DISH

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Description: Victorian sterling silver butter dish, oval form, domed lid with classical helmet finial, silhouetted inside is an intricate Grecian ladies head in repousse on one side, with two neoclassical heads in silhouette, one on either side inside the bowl, with interwoven foliate decoration on the reverse, pierced oval drain tray, stamped "Ball.Block & Co, New York, English Sterling", approximate weight 14.78 oz t, 5 1/2" h, 8" l.

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STERLING SILVER TUREEN

Lot 11B: STERLING SILVER TUREEN

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Description: Exceptional Victorian sterling silver tureen, oval lid with ball finial, engraved with foliate designs, 5" tall handles with circular pebbled ends, raised circular shield crest on one side of bowl with a rampant lion and bull's head above, with ribbon surround "Be Just and Fear Not", the opposite side with a similar raised circular frame with a neoclassical head with winged helmet, stamped under lid "Stan, Marcus, New York" and "925/1000" within a shield, approximate weight 41.33 oz t, 13" h, 16" w (at handles).

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STERLING SILVER OVAL TRAY

Lot 11C: STERLING SILVER OVAL TRAY

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Description: Large sterling silver oval tray, with raised foliate decoration around the rim, many cut marks inside bottom, monogrammed, stamped "Sterling", approximate weight 24.85 oz t, 20 1/2" l.

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TIFFANY MUSTARD POT AND STERLING BOWL

Lot 11D: TIFFANY MUSTARD POT AND STERLING BOWL

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Description: Sterling silver Tiffany & Co. mustard pot, beehive finial, on a domed lid with pewter hinge (possibly restored), stamped "1947", with an "M" in a circle, "2531", approximate weight ??? Troy oz, 5 1/4" h; Sterling silver bowl, stamped "S. Kirk & Son, Co, 925/1000, 247", approximate weight ??? oz t, 8 1/4" dia.

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PITCHER

Lot 11E: PITCHER

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Description: Tall cut glass wine pitcher with overlayed sterling silver rim, decorated with grapes and vine, "Pope", 11" h.

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STERLING SILVER PORRINGER

Lot 11F: STERLING SILVER PORRINGER

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Description: Sterling silver porringer with intricate filigree handle, dated on reverse "1895", monogrammed, approximate weight 9.29 oz t.

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STERLING SILVER FLATWARE

Lot 11G: STERLING SILVER FLATWARE

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Description: Matching sterling silver flatware set, 12 teaspoons, serving spoon and long-handled fork, all with twisted handles and serrated gilded bowls, approximate weight 6.43 oz t.

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STERLING SILVER FLATWARE

Lot 11H: STERLING SILVER FLATWARE

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Description: Mixed sterling silver flatware, two sets of teaspoons and five souvenir spoons, including Harvard and Bennington, seven teaspoons with shell tops, etc., approximate weight 13.34 oz t.

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STERLING SILVER FLATWARE

Lot 11I: STERLING SILVER FLATWARE

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Description: Mixed sterling silver flatware, including berry serving spoons (some with gilt bowls), forks, fancy spoons, butter knives and picks (approximately 21 pieces), approximate weight 13.69 oz t.

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SILVER PLATE

Lot 11J: SILVER PLATE

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Description: Victorian silver plate: Pair of urn-shaped wine coolers with matching coats of arms, offset handles with classical heads below, 10 1/2" h; Sheffield plate cover for a 14" platter with twisted grape vine handle, grape and leaf decoration around the base, 10" h; Footed round Sheffield tray decorated with grapes and leaves, 8" dia; Larger round tray edged with grapes and leaves, 11" dia; Rectangular tray with ball feet and engraved with arm and sword in central cartouche, 9" l; Expanding decorated trivet; Wine coaster.

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COIN SILVER

Lot 11K: COIN SILVER

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Description: Collection of 11 coin silver teaspoons, marked "C. Maynard" and "I. Hall"; a tablespoon; and a serving spoon/ladle, marked "B.P. Tman, New Bedford", (approximate weight 6.97 oz t).

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FIVE COIN SILVER SPOONS

Lot 11L: FIVE COIN SILVER SPOONS

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Description: Brite cut tablespoon, hallmarked "London - 1784" ("i" in a shield, rampant lion and a crowned lion); Brite cut/engraved tablespoon, "SH" in a rectangle, (Samuel Haugh, Boston, MA, 1675-1717); Tablespoon with basket of flowers, marked "George C. Howe" with hallmarks; Serving spoon with basket of flowers, marked "J. Stevens"; and a Teaspoon with basket of flowers, marked "George C. Howe"; approximate weight 6.30 oz t.

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STERLING SILVER FLATWARE

Lot 11M: STERLING SILVER FLATWARE

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Description: Sterling flatware setting for four: dinner forks, salad forks, teaspoons, two tablespoons, dinner knives, marked "Gorham, Esprit", approximate weight 18.96 oz t (not including knives).

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CANTEEN IN GREEN

Lot 12: CANTEEN IN GREEN

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Description: Rare wooden canteen, pine, in original green painted finish, wonderfully decorated with a white "L L" in a red painted circle with sunburst pattern in red, original leather sling, stamped on reverse "J R", Hingham, 7 3/8" dia, 2 5/8" w (JPR collection).

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HINGHAM FIRKIN

Lot 13: HINGHAM FIRKIN

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Description: Pine, original blue painted finish (oxydized to greenish tint), stamped "C. & A. Wilder, So. Hingham, Mass." on lid, overall good condition, 12" h, 11 1/2" dia.

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HINGHAM PAIL

Lot 14: HINGHAM PAIL

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Description: Pine, original blue painted finish (oxydized gray), marked "AH 1824" on bottom, (Abijah Hersey, Jr., 1769-1841 - cooper at 99 Fort Hill St., Hingham), bottom wrap is an old replacement, (JPR collection).

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19TH C. WORK BOX OF ISAAC SPRAGUE'S

Lot 15: 19TH C. WORK BOX OF ISAAC SPRAGUE'S

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Description: Isaac Sprague's 19th c. work box, dome top, poplar and pine, with original red/brown painted finish, small ring pull on top, lock escutcheon is covered over with early leather, small hinged lid compartment inside lid, bent tin "L" shaped holders for pen or brush inside back, filled with two 19th c. "Eagle" brand paper boxes for "Artist leads", dated 1879; a leather covered eyeglass case, 3" l, with original steel framed eyeglasses with green tint and hinged side glass, marked "Peters, Phild"; a small tin rectangular jar with corked top; an oval-shaped brass tubular case, possibly used to hold pens, marked "JJK" on top; and a small round wood box with lid, marked "IS" on top and on bottom, and stamped "CH" on the bottom as well, copper tacks and wooden peg construction, 2 1/2" dia on bottom, inside with a yellow cake of chalk or watercolor substance; along with two French paper covered pencil cases, A.W. Faber, London, New York and Paris, (smaller box holds five original pencils); all "Acquired from Priscilla Sprague in 1969, and belonged to Isaac Sprague, and may have been carried with him on his Western Trip with J.J.A." (John James Audubon), John P. Richardson, Old Fort House, Hingham, Mass.; Note: a rare chance to acquire Isaac Sprague's paint box and a small pantry box initialed by Isaac Sprague and Cotton Hersey of Hingham; (JPR collection).

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PANTRY BOX

Lot 16: PANTRY BOX

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Description: Small round pantry box, pine and maple, original green painted finish, copper tacks and wooden pegs, overall good condition, 3" dia.

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STORAGE BOX

Lot 17: STORAGE BOX

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Description: Early 19th c. round storage box, cylindrical shape with small iron tacks, two fingers on bottom and one opposing finger on top, pine and ash, original red painted finish, stamped on top "WOL" (William Otis Lincoln), and also on the bottom with "EL", signed under the lid in pencil "Solomon Lincoln, William O. Lincoln 1818, and S. Randall Lincoln 1909, Hingham", 4 1/4" h, 4 1/2" dia at bottom, (JPR collection).

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FIRKIN AND LIDDED BARREL

Lot 18: FIRKIN AND LIDDED BARREL

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Description: Small wood firkin, pine, in original dark brown stained finish, small repair at rim, 4" h, 3 1/2" dia; Turned wood lidded barrel-shaped container, with wire swing handle, in original blue painted finish, 3 1/4" h, 2 1/2" dia top.

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HINGHAM TOY ROPE BEDS AND DESK

Lot 19: HINGHAM TOY ROPE BEDS AND DESK

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Description: Pair of Hingham toy rope beds, 18" l, one bed is labeled "Made by Loring H. Cushing, 14 High, Hing.", (one bed is missing top part of headboard), acorn finials on finely turned posts; and a toy Governor Winthrop style desk, 7 1/2" h, also from Hingham.

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HINGHAM FIRKIN

Lot 20: HINGHAM FIRKIN

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Description: Pine, original light blue paint (oxydized gray/green), stamped "M. Humphrey & Co., Hingham", early 19th c., hand-forged tacks on four fingers, 9" h, 8 3/4" dia.

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HINGHAM FIRKIN

Lot 21: HINGHAM FIRKIN

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Description: Pine, original mustard/brown painted finish, stamped on lid "C. Wilder & Son, So. Hingham, Mass.", copper tacks and wood pegs, (note: marked "Cloves" on the side), 12" h, 11 1/2" dia.

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HINGHAM FIRKIN

Lot 21A: HINGHAM FIRKIN

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Description: Small 19th c. Hingham firkin, pine, traces of original green painted finish, stamped on lid "C.S. Hersey", 6" h, 6 1/4" dia.

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NEEDLEWORK LANDSCAPE

Lot 22: NEEDLEWORK LANDSCAPE

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Description: Late 18th/early 19th c. needlework landscape of a gentleman on a white horse bidding adieu to his wife and daughter, on painted silk (some foxing), eglomise glass, in a gilt frame, 7 1/2" x 9" (sight), 11 1/2" x 12 1/2" (framed), (ex. James Baird collection.

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NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER

Lot 23: NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER

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Description: 18th c. framed New England needlework sampler, four alphabets, dated September 10, 1797, pine tree and basket of fruit at the bottom, "Elizabeth Elkins, Aged 9" (born September 1, 1788, Marblehead, Mass.), 16 1/2" x 12" (sight).

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WATERCOLOR THEOREM

Lot 24: WATERCOLOR THEOREM

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Description: 19th c. New England watercolor theorem, fruit in a yellow basket, melon, pears, peaches, cherries, concord grapes, lemon, plums, strawberries, etc., signed upper left "M.J. Howe", in a carved walnut frame with gilt liner, minor foxing, 13" x 17" (sight), 16" x 20"(framed), (from the James Baird collection).

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HALF-ROUND TABLE

Lot 25: HALF-ROUND TABLE

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Description: Early 19th c. country pine half-round table, in original blue paint, top is pegged and nailed, squared, chamfered and tapered legs, double pinned at the skirt, 28" h, 32" w, (from the J.J.G. McCue collection).

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PRIMITIVE OIL

Lot 26: PRIMITIVE OIL

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas landscape, depicting The Wayside Inn, Sudbury, Mass., signed l.r. "Elna (Howard) Winch, 1902", overall good condition, some glaze crackle, (unframed), 11" x 16".

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PRIMITIVE OIL

Lot 27: PRIMITIVE OIL

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas, landscape with stone castle in the background, foreground with figures, man in hat fishing, sailboats on water, relined, ogee gilded frame, 20 3/4" x 26 1/2".

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