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Auction Description for Midwest Auction Galleries: 4-26-14 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction

4-26-14 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction

by Midwest Auction Galleries


783 lots with images

April 26, 2014

Live Auction

925 N. Lapeer Rd

Oxford, MI, 48371 USA

Phone: +1 (248) 236-8100

Fax: +1 (248) 236-8396

Email: sales@midwestauctioninc.com

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(9) Piece Leo Buffa Dining Table and Chairs

Lot 1: (9) Piece Leo Buffa Dining Table and Chairs

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Description: Crafted by modern designer Leo Buffa, consisting of birch veneer table with 3/4" tempered glass top, having four 22" L hinged openings to access area under glass acting as a specimen table (5" deep), having rounded corners and raised on two reeded columnar pedestals along with eight Hollywood-style retro side chairs fully upholstered in dark purple with curved birch legs, 29.5" H x 83" L x 40" W, chairs 38" H x 19 W", circa 20th Century

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(8) Pc Bernhardt Mahogany Dining Set

Lot 2: (8) Pc Bernhardt Mahogany Dining Set

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Description: Having a circular top over a shaped tapering pedestal, raised on bun feet , along with two arm chairs and four side chairs having carved splats raised on Chinese chippendale style legs, includes one 24" leaf , table measures 29.75" H x 60" D, chairs measure 40" H,", circa 20th century.

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A Bernhardt Chest Of Twelve Drawers

Lot 4: A Bernhardt Chest Of Twelve Drawers

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Description: Of slightly bombay shape, with scroll shaped drawer pulls, resting on flattened bun feet, 62"L x 40"H x 20.5"W, circa late 20th century.

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Emeco Hudson by Starck Aluminum Desk Chair

Lot 5: Emeco Hudson by Starck Aluminum Desk Chair

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Description: An aluminum swivel desk chair, having an off-white leather seat, five wheeled, height adjustable, marked Emeco by Starck. French designer Philippe Starck created and named this model for the Hudson Hotel in Manhattan. Included in the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Hudson was selected by the Chicago Athanaeum as one of the top designs for 2000, winning the prestigious "Good Design Award". Three times stronger than steel and amazingly light weight, these chairs have a life expectancy of at least 150 years. Measures 32.5"H x 21"W, circa 21st century. Condition: having some faint surface scratching throughout with two more noticeable scratches to back support, one measuring 1"L near top, other 2.5"L near bottom right edge.<br><br>Property of a Clarkston, MI lady.

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Hickory Chair Co. Chinese Chippendale Style Sofa

Lot 6: Hickory Chair Co. Chinese Chippendale Style Sofa

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Description: Camel back sofa with rolled arms, upholstered in vertical stripes raised on four tapered supports ,measures 39"H x 86"W x 35"D ,circa 20th century. Condition, two very faint surface stains othewise fine condition.

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A Contemporary Brushed Metal & Glass Desk

Lot 7: A Contemporary Brushed Metal & Glass Desk

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Description: A three part desk with glass tops on brushed metal cylindrical supports, the right-most support is a curved continuation of the glass desk top, apparently unmarked, measures 35.75"H at its tallest point, circa 21st century, a very solid piece. Condition: left glass tray has chip and pitting to front corner, approximately 3.5"L.<br><br>Property of a Clarkston, MI lady.

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A Contemporary Glass & Chromed Metal Etagere

Lot 8: A Contemporary Glass & Chromed Metal Etagere

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Description: The chromed metal frame formed as a circle, having four glass shelves, raised on eight short feet with an oval metal and cream faux-wood base, apparently unmarked, measures 73"H x 66.5"W, circa 21st century. Condition: having faint surface scratching throughout.<br><br>Property of a Clarkston, MI lady.<br><br>Purportedly purchased a few years ago at Savvo in Chicago per consignor.

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Antique English Chippendale Two Drawer Writing Desk

Lot 9: Antique English Chippendale Two Drawer Writing Desk

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Description: Having its original inset gilt embossed leather writing surface above two hand dovetailed drawers with pressed brass pulls raised on straight legs, circa 19th century, 28.5"H x 42.5"W x 22.5"D. Condition. Leather surface with allover wear and fading commensurate with age, otherwise good overall. <br><br>

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Stickley Style Curio Cabinet

Lot 10: Stickley Style Curio Cabinet

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Description: Having round curved top, two glass doors and glass side panels, interior lighting, three shelves,78" H x 38" W x 20" D, circa 20th century, good condition.

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Victorian Mahogany China Cabinet

Lot 11: Victorian Mahogany China Cabinet

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Description: Two doors opening to reveal 2 shelves, raised on turned legs with carved stretchers, by J. K. Rischel Furniture Co., Williamsport, Pa. (matches lot 25), 67" H x 41" W x 15.5" D, circa early 20th century, good condition.

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A New York Classical Fold Over Card Table

Lot 12: A New York Classical Fold Over Card Table

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Description: The mahogany wood with serpentine fold over swivel top above heart shaped column and raised on four scrolling supports with casters, 29.5" H x 24" L. Circa 19th century.

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Italian Marble & Gilt Wood Coffee Table

Lot 13: Italian Marble & Gilt Wood Coffee Table

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Description: Gold and gray veined marble top, scalloped ogee edge over three ornately carved gilt supports, made by Margolis Furniture Co. measures 19"H x 35"D, circa mid 20th century. Condition, very nice overall.<br><br>Property of an Orhard Lake, Michigan gentleman.

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Pr. French Provincial Style Marble & Gilt Wood End Tables

Lot 14: Pr. French Provincial Style Marble & Gilt Wood End Tables

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Description: Having two tiers with gold and green veined marble tops over a pierced frieze, raised on gilt decorated cabriole legs 26"H x 20"W x 28.25"D, circa mid 20th century. Condition, both with very light overall wear to wood, one having 3 light pink stains, and having surface scratches to marble tops, one end table with repair to marble measuring approximately 5".<br><br>Property of an Orchard Lake, Michigan gentleman.

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A Vintage Walnut Umbrella Stand

Lot 15: A Vintage Walnut Umbrella Stand

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Description: Having a beveled glass mirror, carved cartouches to three sides, very well done, 80" H x 13.5" W x 12.5" D, circa 1960's.

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A Contemporary Chromed Metal File Cabinet

Lot 16: A Contemporary Chromed Metal File Cabinet

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Description: Having one file drawer, an accessory tray and a middle drawer, comes with wheel attachments and key, apparently unmarked, measures 22.25"H x 16.5"W x 21.25"D, circa 21st century. Condition: some faint surface scratching throughout, small dent to left side.<br><br>Property of a Clarkston, MI lady.

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A 19th C. Italian Carved and Parcel Gilt Bedsted

Lot 17: A 19th C. Italian Carved and Parcel Gilt Bedsted

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Description: Head and footboards having shaped molded crests with gilt decoration, having tapestry upholstered head and footboard in yellow and floral decoration surrounded by its original brass tacks, flanked by two reeded columns with carved finials and carved rosettes to corner posts, largest measures 45"H x 59.75"W, circa 19th century.

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Antique Two Drawer Renaissance Revival Writing Table

Lot 18: Antique Two Drawer Renaissance Revival Writing Table

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Description: Rectangular top over two large dovetailed drawers with thick scroll decorated apron raised on turned and block legs, 30" H x 66" L x 36" D, circa late 19th-early 20th century.<br.<br>Private Collection of a Lake Orion, Michigan lady.

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Flame Mahogany Four Poster Bed

Lot 18A: Flame Mahogany Four Poster Bed

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Description: Having large octagonal columns and a shaped headboard and footboard, measures 93"H x 66"W x 83"D, headboard measures 53"H, circa late 19th century. Condition: having multiple areas of veneer loss, all over abrasions and repaired/filled damages, possibly lacking hardware caps, possibly cut down.

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A Rehberger Co. Lions Clubs International Pen Stand

Lot 19: A Rehberger Co. Lions Clubs International Pen Stand

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Description: Having a metal lion, possibly bronze, an apparently original Sheaffer's 14K gold tipped pen, a seal for Lions Clubs International along with a plaque reading "Awarded to District Governor Charles Anutting in recognition of distinguished services rendered, Dist. 11, Melvin Jones Birthday Program, 1941", having a patinated brass base raised on ball feet, underside retaining sticker for A. C. Rehberger's REH-Craft, Chicago, IL, measures 15"L x 4.5"D. Good condition, with some light wear to finish of base and lion.

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German Singing Bird Gilt Brass Music Box

Lot 20: German Singing Bird Gilt Brass Music Box

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Description: Having filigree to top and bands of scrolling decoration to body, lid opens to reveal animated feathered bird, apparently unmarked, measures 1.75"H x 4.25"L x 2.75"D, circa early 20th century, needs repair, complete with key and retaining original box.

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German Singing Bird Gilt Brass Music Box

Lot 21: German Singing Bird Gilt Brass Music Box

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Description: Having filigree to top and bands of scrolling decoration to body, lid opens to reveal animated feathered bird, apparently unmarked, measures 1.75"H x 4.25"L x 2.75"D, circa early 20th century, needs repair.

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A West Coast Art Deco Life Size Dumb Waiter

Lot 22: A West Coast Art Deco Life Size Dumb Waiter

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Description: Having a glass tray held by a nude torso raised on shaped stand, material composition, 64"H, circa 20th century. Done by West Coast Display and named Dante according to their catalog.<br><br> Property of a Grand Rapids, Michigan lady.

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Pr. Antique Continental Bronze & Beaded Glass Sconces

Lot 23: Pr. Antique Continental Bronze & Beaded Glass Sconces

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Description: Each having three tiers of hand blown amber and clear glass tear drop shaped beads with draped cut glass beading, bronze fleur-de-lis wall mounts and flower shaped candle holders, a very unusual pair, each measures 13"L, circa late 19th century.

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A Mid Century Abstract Chromed Steel Sculpture

Lot 24: A Mid Century Abstract Chromed Steel Sculpture

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Description: Of abstract design, having polished steel exterior, measures 22"H, circa mid 20th century. Initialed and dated to the back TPF 73. Condition, having areas of light wear. Very solid piece.

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A Victorian Cast Iron Log Holder

Lot 25: A Victorian Cast Iron Log Holder

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Description: Having ornate floral and acanthus leaf spray decoration with two claw feet, now electrified, measures 13.5"H x 43.5"W x 17"D, circa 19th century. Condition: having loss to spray decoration on right side, slight bend to top left back support, and areas of light rusting and wear consistent with age and use. Provenance: from a prominent Birmingham, MI estate.

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American Pine Step-Back Cupboard

Lot 26: American Pine Step-Back Cupboard

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Description: Very nice pine cupboard with molded front cornice, two six-paned glazed doors with one porcelain knob, opening to reveal two inside wooden shelves, above two dovetailed dovetailed drawers with porcelain pulls, above two large doors opening to reveal one wooden shelf, 78.25" H x 46" W x 18.75" D, circa mid-late 19th century, very good condition.

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Gothic Revival Carved Wood & Gilt Metal Candlestick

Lot 27: Gothic Revival Carved Wood & Gilt Metal Candlestick

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Description: Having a gilt metal tray with crown shaped rim above a finely carved spiral column with vertical roofed window carvings and a stepped octoganal base, measures 25.25"H, circa late 19th/early 20th. Condition, having overall wear with loss to gilt, loss of wood near base on body, chip to base.

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WEATHER VANE - HORSE & SULKY/DIRECTIONALS

Lot 28: WEATHER VANE - HORSE & SULKY/DIRECTIONALS

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Description: American copper weathervane of horse racer on sulky along with directional, mounted on wooden stand, 31"L x 15" H weathervane, 23" W x 47"H directional, circa mid-20th century very good condition. Private collection Oxford, MI.

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Antique American Two Piece Step Back Cupboard

Lot 29: Antique American Two Piece Step Back Cupboard

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Description: Having a molded cornice, over two doors over three spice drawers, the lower section having one large central door opening to a shelved interior, having iron hardware and pulls, circa 1900, 67" H x 29" W x 13" D lower section.

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American Queen Anne Tavern Table

Lot 30: American Queen Anne Tavern Table

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Description: Having a large overhang rectangular top above large single drawer with scalloped apron raised on cabriole legs with pad feet, the whole with pegged construction, measures 28.75"H x 37"W x 21"D, circa 18th century. Condition, top possibly reset, having slight warping to top area, and all over wear and surface abrasion commiserate to age. Retaining an old attractive surface.

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A Carved & Painted Black Duck Decoy

Lot 31: A Carved & Painted Black Duck Decoy

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Description: A finely carved black decoy with tack eyes, retains original paint, attributed to Bill Enright of Toledo, OH, measures 18.5"L, circa early-mid 20th century.

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A Fine 19th Century American School Oil Painting on Canvas

Lot 32: A Fine 19th Century American School Oil Painting on Canvas

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Description: Depicting a woman with a white lace bonnet, apparently unsigned but very well done, measures 19.75"H x 14.5"H sight, 24.5"H x 19.5"W framed. Condition, gilt wood frame having some areas of loss, otherwise good condition.

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Federal Brass and Wire Fire Fender

Lot 33: Federal Brass and Wire Fire Fender

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Description: Having wire mesh screen with decorative wire scrolls, measures 13.5"H x 41"W x 15.5"D, circa early-mid 19th century. Condition, having slight loss to bottom of wire mesh, otherwise good overall.

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Antique English Polychrome Painted Lacquer Tray

Lot 34: Antique English Polychrome Painted Lacquer Tray

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Description: Decorated in the Asian motif with floral and swag border and central figure of a boy with umbrella, 16"D, circa late 19th-early 20th century, with two old paper labels to underside. Condition, with several age splits and areas of restoration.

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A Carved & Painted Duck Decoy

Lot 35: A Carved & Painted Duck Decoy

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Description: A finely carved red head drake, retains original paint, early Canadian, measures 16"L, circa 1900.

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(4) Royal Doulton Figurines

Lot 36: (4) Royal Doulton Figurines

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Description: Consisting of: 'Shore Leave' #2254, "Owd Willum" #2042, "Friar Tuck" #2143 and "Afternoon Tea" 809200, all with underglazed green mark to bottom, largest is 8" H, circa mid-20th century. Condition: good.<br><br>Trust of Ethel Siegel, Bloomfield, Michigan.

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Benzle Eggshell Thin Porcelain Bowl

Lot 37: Benzle Eggshell Thin Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Decorated in yellow and black polka dots against a lavender ground, having a torn rim, signed "Benzle" to base. Curtis (1949-) and Suzan (1950-) Benzle are American artists known for clay work, measures 4.6"H x 6.5"D, circa 20th century.

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(4) Pcs. Antique KPM German Gilt Porcelain Cups & Saucers

Lot 38: (4) Pcs. Antique KPM German Gilt Porcelain Cups & Saucers

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Description: To inlcude two large cups and two saucers, all having ornate gilt decoration and enamel roses, all having insriptions in gilt including "Berlin 1865" and marked "KPM" (Krister Porcelain Manufactory) in blue under glaze, cups measure 3.75"H, saucers measure 7"D, circa late 19th century. Condition, all with wear to gilt, one cup with .75" chip to rim and hairline crack, otherwise good overall.

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(32) Pieces Mintons English Gilt Porcelain Partial Tea Set

Lot 39: (32) Pieces Mintons English Gilt Porcelain Partial Tea Set

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Description: To include nine cups, twelve saucers, ten dessert plates and a creamer, all having ribbed surfaces and finely decorated gilt banding and highlights, all stamped "Minton", largest measures 6.25"D, circa late 19th century. Condition, having very slight wear to gilt, otherwise very good overall.

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(PR) Teresita Naranjo Polished Pottery Jars

Lot 40: (PR) Teresita Naranjo Polished Pottery Jars

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Description: Two buffed and polished red ware jars with coral and slate colored incised geometric design, signed to base "Teresita", Teresita Naranjo (1919-1999) New Mexico artist known for pottery, both jars measure 5.75"H, circa 20th century. <br><br> Property of a Grand Rapids, Michigan lady.

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(12) Waterford Cut Crystal Whiskey Glasses

Lot 41: (12) Waterford Cut Crystal Whiskey Glasses

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Description: Having cut oval design to body and cut faceted decoration to base, etched Waterford to each base, measure 4.5"H x 3"Diameter, circa 20th century. Condition: one with faint scratch near rim, measuring approximately 1/8"L, otherwise in fine condition.<br><br>Private collection Birmingham, MI

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(10) Waterford Cut Crystal Champagne Flutes

Lot 42: (10) Waterford Cut Crystal Champagne Flutes

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Description: Having raised panels of faceted decoration to body with a cut faceted stem, etched Waterford to each base, measure 7.125"H x 2.625"Diameter, purportedly 100 years old per the consignor. Condition: one with small nick to underside of base, overall in fine condition.<br><br>Private collection Birmingham, MI

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(3) Art Glass Perfume Bottles - signed Tamaian

Lot 43: (3) Art Glass Perfume Bottles - signed Tamaian

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Description: Including contemporary hand-blown clear/white/black/red bottle signed Boatman, one unsigned bottle in cobalt blue feather technique with blue flower stopper, along with signed piece by Ion Tamaian, international glassblower, typical of his style with bulbous pink interior and stylized clear exterior and stopper, circa 20th century, largest is 5" H

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(48) Pieces Blue Ridge Southern Pottery

Lot 44: (48) Pieces Blue Ridge Southern Pottery

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Description: Hand painted floral design in greens and black on simple shapes called "Skyline" circa mid-20th century, includes dinner plates, cups and saucers, covered butter dish, veg divided dish, bowl, cream & sugar, gravy bowl, some pieces marked "Blue Ridge Southern Pottery" with mountain mark on bottom, overall good condition.

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Pr. Of Fine Murano Cased Glass Candlestands

Lot 45: Pr. Of Fine Murano Cased Glass Candlestands

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Description: Formed as flower petals having clear to cased glass and having gold specs throughout, each having a finely polished pontil, 5.75"W, circa mid 20th century.

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(2) Pcs. Art Glass, Inc. Decanter & Pitcher

Lot 46: (2) Pcs. Art Glass, Inc. Decanter & Pitcher

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Description: To inlcude a Victorian white cased to clear decanter with thumb print pattern and applied handle, measures 9.75"H, together with a cased pitcher with clear against white cased ground of globular form with flared rim, applied handle, and having highly polished pontil, measures 6.125"H circa 20th century and earlier.

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Nuutajarvi Notsjo Finnish Art Glass Vase

Lot 47: Nuutajarvi Notsjo Finnish Art Glass Vase

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Description: A green glass vase of faceted cylindrical form, signed to base "Nuutajarvi Notsjo", measures 10.75"H, circa 20th century.

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(2) Pcs American Cut Glass Bowl & Underplate

Lot 48: (2) Pcs American Cut Glass Bowl & Underplate

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Description: Both pieces very fine and deeply cut, having all over hobstar pattern with scalloped rims and each having star prisms to underside, measures 3"H together, plate measures 7"Dia., circa late 19th-early 20th century, both very solid pieces. Condition: both appear to be in very fine condition with no evidence of chips or cracks.

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A Daum Crystal Figural Sculpture

Lot 49: A Daum Crystal Figural Sculpture

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Description: A sculpture formed as a teddy bear, signed Daum France to side, retaining original sticker, measures 6.75"H, circa 20th century.

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Pair Fine Enameled Bohemian Glasses

Lot 50: Pair Fine Enameled Bohemian Glasses

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Description: Having cut to clear glass with enameled roses and leaves, each measures 6.5"H, circa early 29th century.

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