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Auction Description for The Cobbs: Fine Art, Antiques, Jewelry and Books
Viewing Notes:
Live Preview March 29 8:00AM to 10:00AM Live Preview March 28 10:00AM to 7:00PM Live Preview March 27 10:00AM to 5:00PM Or by Appointment
Sale Notes:
For this important sale we have objects from a wide range of collecting categories that include Fine Art, Asian Art, Netsuke and Ojime, Nautical, American and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Collectables, Sterling Silver, Antiquities, Oriental Rugs, Important Ceramics and Glass, Jewelry, Important Books and Ephemera

Fine Art, Antiques, Jewelry and Books

by The Cobbs


541 lots | 539 with images

March 29, 2014

Live Auction

50 Jaffrey Road

Peterborough, NH, 03458 USA

Phone: +1 603.924.6361

Fax: +1 603 924 9089

Email: info@thecobbs.com

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Lunt, Sterling Silver Flatware Set

Lot 1: Lunt, Sterling Silver Flatware Set

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Description: Sterling Silver Flatware Set of Eight marked, "Lunt Sterling," which includes, 8 knives, forks, soup spoons, dessert forks, butter knives and 14 teaspoons, approximately 42.5 troy ounces, excluding the large knives.

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Lot 2: "Wallace Sterling" Flatware Set

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Description: Wallace Sterling Flatware Set for Eight, unusual pierced handle marked on back, "Wallace Sterling," consisting of 16 luncheon/dinner forks, 8 dessert forks, soup spoons, butter and dinner knives, 16 teaspoons and large serving spoon, 64.5 troy ounces excluding the knives.

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Lot of Sterling Souvenir Spoons

Lot 3: Lot of Sterling Souvenir Spoons

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Description: Lot of Sterling Souvenir Spoons, 19 souvenir spoons (American Locations), 18 miscellaneous spoons, 2 pickle forks & child knife and fork, 22.4 troy ounces, excluding the child's knife.

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Tiffany & Co. Sterling Candle Stick

Lot 4: Tiffany & Co. Sterling Candle Stick

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Description: Tiffany & Co. Sterling Candle Stick, rectangular serpentine tray form supported by four ball and claw feet having central candle socket with a flat loop carrying handle, the socket, handle and tray edge are decorated with a raised floral relief, stamped on the bottom, "Tiffany & Co, 5263, M4496, Sterling Silver," 7" long x 4 1/4" wide x 3 1/8" tall, approx. 8.77 troy ounces.

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Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus, coastal landscape

Lot 5: Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus, coastal landscape

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Description: Albert Ernest (Beanie) Backus, 1906-1991, Florida, Fall coastal landscape of "Fort Pierce, Florida," identified on stretcher, signed lower right, "AE backus," 25" x 33", set in a wooden frame, comes with an emailed letter from Glen Firestone to John Fillmore authenticating the painting as a genuine Backus.

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Reginald Marsh watercolor of an industrial scene

Lot 6: Reginald Marsh watercolor of an industrial scene

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Description: Reginald Marsh, 1898-1954, New York, watercolor on paper of an industrial farm scene, signed lower right, "Reginald Marsh, 1937," 13" x 19", label on reverse from, "Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries, New York City," matted and framed under glass.

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English William and Mary Slant Front Desk

Lot 7: English William and Mary Slant Front Desk

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Description: English William and Mary Slant Front Desk, banded walnut veneered lid, which opens to reveal a stepped cubby hole interior over a sliding lid well, the case has three graduated banded drawers supported by an applied bracket base with a scalloped apron, 35 1/4" wide x 29 1/2" writing surface, 19" deep, early 18th century, English, repairs to hinges, brasses and veneers.

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Isphahan Quality Persian Scatter Rug

Lot 8: Isphahan Quality Persian Scatter Rug

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Description: Isphahan Quality Persian Scatter Rug, very finely woven rug having a red central medallion set on an ivory field surrounded by scattered flowers and having a floral tan border, light overall wear with most of the fringe end intact, 56 1/2" wide x 96 1/2" long, mid 20th century.

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Charles Courtney Curran, portrait of Liang L-Ling

Lot 9: Charles Courtney Curran, portrait of Liang L-Ling

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Description: Charles Courtney Curran, NA, 1861-1942, New York, NY, oil on board portrait of, "Liang L-Ling in Peiping, Nov 1936 by Charles C. Curran, NA" as written on the reverse, "Record - No 262-4, C.C.C.," in a block above the reverse description, 16" x 12", set in a newer gold frame. It is our understanding that this woman was or became the artist's sister-in-law. Also signed lower right, "Charles C. Curran, NA, 1936

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Bissell Phelps Smith Painting of

Lot 10: Bissell Phelps Smith Painting of "Drying Sails"

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Description: Bissell Phelps Smith, 1892-1962, Wethersfield, CT, oil on artists board painting titled "Drying Sails, Gloucester, 1942," as noted on the reverse and signed lower right, "Bissell Phelps Smith," in red, 24" x 30" in probably the original gold molded frame. Comes with a small promotional brochure indicating his history and experience attached to the reverse, good bright condition.

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Edward Dufner watercolor

Lot 11: Edward Dufner watercolor

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Description: Edward Dufner, NA, 1872-1957, NY/NJ, watercolor on paper of a mother and her children playing outdoors, signed lower right, "Edward Dufner," 7 1/4" x 13 3/4", sight, framed and matted under glass.

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Olive Parker Black Autumn landscape

Lot 12: Olive Parker Black Autumn landscape

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Description: Olive Parker Black, 1868-1948, NY/MA, oil on canvas of an Autumn landscape of a lazy river, signed lower left, "O.P. Black," 14" x 20" in a molded gold painted gessoed frame, possibly original. Provenance: Has been in the consignor's family since the 1930's.

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Olive Parker Black Summer landscape

Lot 13: Olive Parker Black Summer landscape

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Description: Olive Parker Black, oil on canvas of a Summer wooded landscape of a dirt road going over a bridge, signed lower right "O.P. Black," 16" x 24" in a primitive painted frame. Provenance: Has been in the consignor's family since the 1930's. Painting is faded and signature was added above the old faded signature, as evidenced by black lighting.

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Benjamin Willard Tall Case Clock,

Lot 14: Benjamin Willard Tall Case Clock,

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Description: Benjamin Willard Tall Case Clock, attributed, 1743-1803, Roxbury, MA, arched bonnet with 8 day time, strike and calendar works, signed on the painted dial, "Benjamin Willard," and ,"No.619," quarter column cherry case inlaid with sprigs of flowers, full pin wheel and line inlays with corner fans, 78" tall, probably Connecticut River Valley made case, circa 1800. Signature may have been added at a later date. Provenance: Charles Tarbox, Keene NH estate.

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Lot 15: "Gorham," Sterling Silver Punch Bowl

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Description: Gorham, Sterling Silver Punch Bowl, important footed bowl having cast bearded masks on the handles and both sides of support column, having gold interior wash, molded sea wave edge and ogee footed platform base, 12" tall x 14" diameter (handles), comes with molded female head handled ladle having a twisted shaft and interior gold wash cup. Both retailed by Starr & Marcus. Base of bowl rampant lion and anchor & "G", ladle marked "925." Both approximately 98 troy ounces.. Provenance: Mr. & Mrs. A.A. Low to R,L Maine estate.

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Collection of Miscellaneous Sterling Silver

Lot 16: Collection of Miscellaneous Sterling Silver

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Description: Collection of Miscellaneous Sterling Silver, all marked: A - Georg Jensen USA small ladle. B - Hand hammered gravy ladle. C - "Treasure" set of 6 tablespoons and matching gravy ladle. D - Sterling inlaid lot of six grapefruit spoons. E - Set of eight "Gorham" teaspoons. F - Nineteen miscellaneous spoons and forks.. Total weight, 43.86 troy ounces.

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Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver Tray

Lot 17: Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver Tray

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Description: Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver Tray, oval handled tray with inscription in center, "Presented to George Burns and Grace Allen, with sincere appreciation Liggett & Meyers Tobacco Co." marked on the back, ""Tiffany & Co Makers, sterling silver, 925-1000, 22313 & 8331, M, 24in." Light scratches on top surface, 124 troy ounces.

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English Campaign Desk/Chest

Lot 18: English Campaign Desk/Chest

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Description: English Campaign Desk/Chest made in two parts with brass side carry handles, the top section with a pull out fold down drawer desk and the bottom one with two wide drawers and supported on a Hepplewhite bracket base, 36" x 17 3/4" deep x 36 1/2" tall, mahogany veneer and mahogany, 19th century England, brass corners and joints.

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Frederick Waters Watts painting of a

Lot 19: Frederick Waters Watts painting of a "Cider Mill In Devon"

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Description: Frederick Waters Watts, R.A., 1800-1862, UK, painting of a "Cider Mill In Devon" identified on reverse, signed lower right, "F.W. Watts, 1845," 30" x 41", with original gold gessoed ornate frame, good untouched condition.

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Marcello Mascherini bronze figure of a nude

Lot 20: Marcello Mascherini bronze figure of a nude

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Description: Marcello Mascherini, 1906-1983, Italy, bronze headless figure of a partially clad nude, with flowing covering, signed, "M. Mascherini," on conical base also with, "M" mark possibly foundry mark, 14 1/2" tall including the 7/8" base. Good condition.

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Bokhara Scatter Oriental Rug

Lot 21: Bokhara Scatter Oriental Rug

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Description: Bokhara Scatter Oriental Rug, thirty lozenges set on a light red ground surrounded by multiple borders, even wear overall with some low areas, probably Afghan area, 20th century.

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Inuit Carved Walrus Tusk

Lot 22: Inuit Carved Walrus Tusk

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Description: Inuit Carved Walrus Tusk, important carved, 26" long cribbage board depicting in relief hunters rowing their kayaks home towing two walruses, the under side has a large figure of a man and three supporting legs. The end cap is silver with inscription, "Presented to Hon. Timothy D. Sullivan by his friend John W. Considine, Seattle, Washington, Feb. 1, 1907," included in a drawer compartment at the same end are six legs and three paddles. John W. Considine 1868-1943, was an impresario and pioneer of vaudeville, who with Timothy Sullivan, member of the NY House of Representatives and Tammany Hall boss, partnered to open 20 vaudeville theatres in the Pacific Northwest.

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Inuit Scrimshaw Needle Case

Lot 22A: Inuit Scrimshaw Needle Case

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Description: Inuit Scrimshaw Needle Case. Hollowed out horn case decorated with walking elk with antlers and star inside a decorative border. The leather and cloth inside case has a horn loop on each end so it can be pulled in or out. The leather cloth inside appears to be newer than the case, early 20th century, 10" long over all.

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Inuit Carving of a Man in a Kayak

Lot 22B: Inuit Carving of a Man in a Kayak

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Description: Inuit Bone Carving of a Man in a Kayak, chasing a seal, both mounted on a walrus tusk, 6" long, 20th century.

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19th Century American Whale Bone Cane

Lot 23: 19th Century American Whale Bone Cane

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Description: Turned American Whale Bone Cane, whale ivory knob inset with baleen set on a turned whale bone shaft with a baleen joining ring under the knob, 32 3/4" tall, old color, small chip on the bottom tip, 19th century, with a Provenance: Martha's Vineyard, MA, collection history.

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Captain. Bailey Baleen and Ivory Cane

Lot 24: Captain. Bailey Baleen and Ivory Cane

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Description: Captain W. Bailey Inscribed Cane, shaft consists of stacked baleen disks inlaid with steel and ivory buttons, carved ivory top with the captains inscription with leaf decoration and baleen banding and dots. Probably owned by Captain William Bailey of the whaler Halcyon, built as a brig in Maine in 1842, then converted . It sailed from New London in 1843, under Captain Bailey on a whaling voyage.

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Two 19th Century whale bone items

Lot 25: Two 19th Century whale bone items

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Description: Two 19th Century Whale Bone Items: A - Whale bone weaving or net shuttle, 6 1/4" long, old color with some natural age discoloration. B - Whale ivory bodkin, sailor's needle, turned with thread hole at the top, 2 3/4" long. Both set into a modern iron base for display purposes. Provenance: Martha's Vineyard, MA, collection history.

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Whaling Tool Plaque

Lot 26: Whaling Tool Plaque

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Description: Miniature "Whaling Tool Plaque," of 14 miniature tools made of probably brass with whale bone handles, 7 1/2" long x 12" wide, late 19th century. Provenance: Came with Captain Bailey's cane.

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Ships Model of the Spray-Boston

Lot 27: Ships Model of the Spray-Boston

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Description: Ships Model of the Spray-Boston, the yawl that Joshua Slocam first circumnavigated the globe with, 35" long x 27 1/2" tall on a custom stand. Comes with a book about his adventure.

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Burlington County New Jersey Sampler

Lot 28: Burlington County New Jersey Sampler

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Description: Burlington County New Jersey Sampler, silk needle wok on a linen ground, circa 1820-1830, "Joanna Van West, wove this sampler in her 15th year," as stitched under her three story house, centrally placed on her treed property surrounded by a floral border, 16 1/2 x 17 1/4". Empire framed under glass, some fading.

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Wilton, NH  Sampler

Lot 29: Wilton, NH Sampler

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Description: Wilton, NH Sampler by, "Lydia Livermore, 11 years old, Wilton (NH), Aug. 18th, 1803, floral decoration in shades of greenish-blue, dark green and yellow, a saying in black and the alphabet, 16 1/2" x 14 1/2", some minor staining and discoloration, in good condition for age.

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Aloysius C. O'Kelly painting of the East River

Lot 30: Aloysius C. O'Kelly painting of the East River

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Description: Aloysius C. O'Kelly, 1851-1928, Ireland/NY, important oil on canvas painting , "The East River," NY, depicting tug boats and sailboats working their trade with the Queensborough, Bridge in the background, looking north after 1908 when the bridge was completed, 22" x 29", set in an old molded gold frame. Comes with an illustrated catalog of his works, which includes this painting, page 66. Also a copy of the Irish Arts Review, where this painting was featured. Provenance: A private New York collection. This painting was exhibited in the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin Ireland in 1999.

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Paul Strisik painting of

Lot 31: Paul Strisik painting of "Glouceter Wharf"

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Description: Paul Strisik, NA, 1918-1998, Aws, MA, oil on canvas of, "Gloucester Wharf," signed lower left, "Strisik," and stamped and titled on reverse, 20" x 24", new gold frame, good condition.

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Luther Emerson Van Gorder, painting of

Lot 32: Luther Emerson Van Gorder, painting of "Flower Cart-Paris"

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Description: Luther Emerson VanGorder, 1861-1931, Toledo, OH/Paris, oil on canvas painting of "Flower Cart-Paris," as noted on paper label attached to the stretcher, signed lower left, "LE Van Gorder," 16" x 24", newer molded frame.

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Pair of Marble Corbels

Lot 33: Pair of Marble Corbels

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Description: Pair of Marble Corbels, scrolled form with leaf decoration partially down each side with a curled bottom, 19/20th century, 24 1/2" x 17 1/4" deep x 7 1/4" thick. Each one has (2) bolted thread shafts are epoxied into the back for wall mounting purposes and comes with a plate glass table, 20" x 83 1/2". Some Chipping to the edges, old weathered color.

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Biedermeier cupboard

Lot 34: Biedermeier cupboard

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Description: Biedermeier cupboard, small light wood veneered one door cupboard with single drawer at the top set on an applied base, 19th century Continental, 28 1/2" x wide x 62 1/2" tall x 15 1/2" deep, door is bowed, there are 3 adjustable interior shelves.

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Three pieces of Men's Jewelry

Lot 36: Three pieces of Men's Jewelry

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Description: Three pieces of Men's Jewelry, a 10k yellow gold men's ring with an approximate .25 carat diamond inset in onyx or black glass; a marked 14k yellow gold pin knife and a yellow gold filled pocket watch chain. All 20th century.

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Amethyst Pendent

Lot 37: Amethyst Pendent

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Description: Amethyst Pendent, 1 1/4" long with a carved classical woman's head, set in an unmarked gold washed silver with an unmarked silver chain.

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Yellow Gold Filled Jewelry

Lot 38: Yellow Gold Filled Jewelry

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Description: Yellow Gold Filled Jewelry, a ladies pocket watch, 15 graduated beads and a filigree pendent with a cabochon amethyst inset.

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Rolex Men's 18k watch

Lot 39: Rolex Men's 18k watch

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Description: Rolex Men's Wrist Watch, 18k yellow gold, oyster, perpetual date just, diamond bezel, possibly after market, appears to be working, circa 1960, #4467, wrist band appears to be replaced.

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Concord Man's Wrist Watch

Lot 40: Concord Man's Wrist Watch

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Description: Concord Man's Wrist Watch, marked 14k yellow gold, leather wrist band, 20th century.

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Yellow Gold Pocket Watch

Lot 41: Yellow Gold Pocket Watch

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Description: Yellow Gold Pocket Watch, 18k yellow, marked, "M.J. Tobias, Liverpool, #46000," crystal loose, 19th century.

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E. Gubelin Lucerne Pocket Watch

Lot 42: E. Gubelin Lucerne Pocket Watch

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Description: E. Gubelin Lucerne Pocket Watch, marked 18k, probably for both yellow and white gold elements, with a rose gold and white gold watch chain marked 18K, "#29647," with an initial cartouche on back, early 20th century.

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Hamilton, White Gold and Diamond Ladies Watch

Lot 43: Hamilton, White Gold and Diamond Ladies Watch

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Description: Hamilton, White Gold and Diamond Ladies Wrist Watch, marked 14k, 7" long, diamonds surround face and wrist band, 20th century.

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Glycine Diamond Ladies Wrist Watch

Lot 44: Glycine Diamond Ladies Wrist Watch

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Description: Glycine Diamond Ladies Wrist Watch, marked 18k white gold band, an oval face surrounded by diamonds, 20th century.

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Yellow Gold Memorial Pendent,

Lot 45: Yellow Gold Memorial Pendent,

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Description: Yellow Gold Memorial Pendent, watch key and carved bone ring, the memorial hair pendent marked, "Thomas Addis Emmett, died Nov. 14, 1827, AE 64 years," the fox head watch key with inset initialed "E" in carnelian and the bone ring in Bible form, marked, "Holy Bible," 19th century.

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Rose Colored Topaz Pendent

Lot 46: Rose Colored Topaz Pendent

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Description: Rose Colored Topaz Pendent, unmarked on a yellow gold chain and an unmarked rose gold bangle bracelet.

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Two Yellow Gold Charms and a Carved Bean

Lot 47: Two Yellow Gold Charms and a Carved Bean

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Description: Two Yellow Gold Charms and a Carved Bean, a 14k thimble; an unmarked stirrup with Masonic symbols and a bean with carved lid and an elephant inside.

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Five Yellow and Rose Gold Pins

Lot 48: Five Yellow and Rose Gold Pins

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Description: Five Yellow and Rose Gold Pins; 3 matching rose gold pins, a yellow gold and sapphire bar pin and a 14k yellow gold kilt pin.

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14k Yellow gold marked Fountain Pen and eye Glasses

Lot 49: 14k Yellow gold marked Fountain Pen and eye Glasses

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Description: 14k Yellow gold marked Fountain Pen with damage and a pair of hand held eye glasses also marked 14k.

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