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Auction Description for Schwenke Auctioneers: Annual Holiday Fine Estates Auction
Auction Description:
This auction comprises over 750 lots of estate property from several estates and consignors. The auction includes several fine groups of American country and formal furniture and decorations, American folk art, Asian decorative arts, Mid-Century Modern decorative arts, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate oriental rugs. Of particular interest is the group of estate fine arts from the estate of noted New Milford, Connecticut artist Herbert E. Abrams.Inspection dates are:Thursday, December 1st 10am - 5pmFriday, December 2nd 10am - 5pmSaturday, December 3rd 10am - 5 pmSunday, December 3rd 9am to sale time

Annual Holiday Fine Estates Auction (794 Lots)

by Schwenke Auctioneers


794 lots with images

December 4, 2016

Live Auction

Woodbury, CT, USA

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Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Sterling Silver Belt

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Description: Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti sterling silver belt. Buckle: 2 1/8" high, 3 5/8" wide. Strap: 45 1/4" long, 7/8" wide. Weight: 1.115 OZT.

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Poss. Jean-Pierre Cortot, Bronze Bust Baccante

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Description: Possibly Jean-Pierre Cortot (French, 1787-1843), patinated bronze sculpture bust of Baccante. Bronze: 9 1/2" high, 7 1/2" wide. Base: 7 1/4" high, 8" diameter. Total height: 16 3/4" high. Condition: minor wear, losses (see photos), fine patina.

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Ladies Lucien Piccard 14K Rose Gold Watch

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Description: Ladies Lucien Piccard 14K rose gold watch containing 39 rubies and 20 small diamonds. Length: 7" long, 1/4" wide. Watch face: 1 1/8" high, 1 1/2" wide. Gross weight: 29.2 DWT. Condition: not running, missing one ruby.

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Charles Henry Demuth

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Description: Charles Henry Demuth (American, 1883-1935), "Male Figure" graphite on paper unsigned. Framed, not examined out of frame. Sight size: 11 3/4" high, 9 1/4" wide. Two gallery labels on verso: Tibor De Nagy Gallery, Kraushaar Galleries NYC. Condition: a couple light border stains, a few small dark spots.

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A. Martin English, Paint Decorated Leather Trunk

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Description: Andrew Martin English paint decorated leather trunk, top opens for storage, three drawers below, interior lined in Army green canvas. Lockplate stamped "Andrew Martin". 47 1/2" high, 39" wide, 18" deep. Condition: light soiling, small stains to fabric, scuffs, small losses to exterior, paint wear, loss, oxidation to metal fittings.

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Italian Raymor Pottery Vase

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Description: Italian Raymor pottery vase with original tag. 15 3/4" high, 4 1/2" wide.

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Ladies 14K Retro Watex Watch

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Description: Ladies 14K retro Watex pink, yellow gold, diamond and ruby watch containing five diamonds and five rubies flanking the square face. Tests 14K. 7" long, 1" wide. Gross weight: 42.1 DWT. In running condition.

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Georg Jensen Sterling Silver & Amethyst Brooch

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Description: Georg Jensen sterling silver and amethyst brooch marked on verso "Georg Jensen Denmark" containing one central cabochon weighing approximately eight carats surrounded by four smaller stones. 1 1/2" diameter. Gross weight: .76 OZT. Condition: bend to pin stem.

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Angiolo Vannetti,

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Description: Angiolo Vannetti (Italian, 1881-1962), "Bust Of Gentleman" bronze sculpture signed right lower shoulder "Angiolo Vannetti". 15" high, 19 1/2" wide, 10" deep. Condition: small areas of patina wear, loss, small scratches to shoulder and back.

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Gilt Sterling, Diamond, Opal, Ruby, Garnet Chalice

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Description: Gilt sterling silver, diamond, ruby, opal and garnet chalice, center stem and base set with various gems, a gold mounted diamond cross on base, cross contains 23 diamonds, base stamped "Sterling M". 8" high, 5 1/2" wide. Cross: 1 1/4" high, 1" wide. Gross weight: 17.27 OZT. Condition: gilt wear, loss, scratch to one stone on stem.

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Vintage Louis Vuitton Twin Shoebox Trunk

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Description: Vintage Louis Vuitton twin shoebox trunk for eight pair shoes with original B. Altman Co. label with registry number 844006, lock number 110757, also with leather registry number in interior, lock, number on keyplate. 8 1/2" high, 24" wide, 15" deep. Condition: finish leather wear, loss, possible replaced leather on handle. Handle, one small area of canvas lifting on one side of case.

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Tiffany Studio Arts & Crafts Copper Plated Teapot

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Description: Tiffany Studio arts and crafts copper plated teapot with wood handle. Stamped on base "Tiffany Studios, New York". 4 1/2" high, 8 3/4" wide. Condition: plate wear, loss, a couple cracks to wood handle.

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French Art Nouveau Wrought Iron Floor Lamp

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Description: French Art Nouveau wrought iron floor lamp, parcel gilt with foliate arm and details, pendant silk conical shade and square footed plinth base. 78" high, 16" wide. Base: 9" high, 9" wide.

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Pair English Victorian Silver Plate Coach Lanterns

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Description: Pair of English Victorian silver plate coach lanterns with royal crests, electrified. 20" long, 6 1/4" wide. Condition: plate wear, loss, dents, scratches to glass.

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Linda Nelson Stocks

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Description: Linda Nelson Stocks (American, 1938-2011), framed oil on canvas folk art painting of Jacob's Mill. Sight size: 15 1/2' high, 19 1/2" wide. Frame Size: 21 3/4" high, 25 3/4" wide. Linda Nelson Stocks was a famous folk art calendar artist who lived and worked in Woodbury, Connecticut.

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Emile Pinedo

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Description: Emile Pinedo (French, 1840-1916), "Satyr and Nautilus" bronze sculpture, signed on side "Pinedo". 12" high, 7 1/2" wide. Condition: patina wear, loss, oxidation, base dent, dent to nose of beast and nose of mask on shell.

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Vintage Louis Vuitton Stationery Caddy

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Description: Vintage Louis Vuitton stationery caddy stamped on base "852 Louis Vuitton Paris Made In France". 6" high, 11 1/2" wide. Condition: edge wear, loss, base seam lifting at back edge.

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Pair Cast Bronze Or Alloy Urn Form Table Lamps

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Description: Pair cast bronze or alloy urn form table lamps, each with classical figures in relief. 16 1/2" high (29 1/2" overall), 5 1/2" wide, 5 1/2" deep (base).

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English 18K Gold Inlaid Tortoise Shell Box

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Description: English 18K gold inlaid tortoise shell box made in Birmingham, hallmarked in interior with makers mark "HA" and "18". 1 1/2" high, 1 3/4" wide. Condition: a few small scratches, inlay losses, a few lifted pieces of inlay.

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Russian Brass Samovar

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Description: Russian brass samovar with kettle stamped with 14 Czarist medals, earliest dated 1899. 21" high, 13 1/2" wide. Condition: kettle previously a covered jar, not functional; cracks, chips, finish wear, dents.

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Taira,

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Description: Taira (Russian, 20th C), "Adam and Eve" unique bronze sculpture signed lower right "Taira". 9" high, 7" wide. The artist, who goes by her first name Taira, was born in Russia, raised in Montreal, educated at L'Academie Julien in Paris, L'Ecole des Arts in Montreal and Chouinard Academy of Art Los Angeles. Inspired by Cezanne and other fine abstract expressionists, this artist also worked with Antonio Clave, Paul Wunderlich and Karel Appel to name a few. But her art is more reminiscent of Antonio Tapies, Anthony Caro and Motherwell. Taira's artwork is in many permanent collections in Canada, France, United States and Japan. She has appeared in over 50 exhibitions in the US and Canada.

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Victorian Gilt Bronze Bird Foot Piano Lamp Base

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Description: Victorian gilt bronze bird foot piano lamp base attributed to Paul Emile Guerin, New York. Guerin was one of the most important manufacturers of metal furniture mounts for the most prestigious cabinetmakers of the 19th century. Appears unmarked. See accompanying article. 28 1/2" high, 12 1/2" wide. Condition: patina wear, loss.

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Rare American Carved Fruitwood Spoon Rack

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Description: Rare American carved cherrywood or applewood spoon rack having two slotted tiers over dovetailed storage box below. 25" high, 12 3/4" wide. Condition: use wear, scratches, marring, age cracks, small losses.

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Description: Vintage "Howard Johnson" folk art weathervane, iconic painted sheet metal weathervane that welcomed a generation of travelers, now mounted on a black metal base. 63" high (overall), 44" wide. Condition: evidence of old repairs. Provenance: Copake Auction, 2010.

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Unusual Continental Gilt & Enameled Container

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Description: Unusual Continental gilt and enameled container, with double lidded enameled interior cylinder, porcelain top and repousse gilt metal lidded base. 3 1/8" high, 3 1/2" wide. Condition: small enamel cracks, chips, small edge dings to metal, small areas of enamel restoration.

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Poss. Edward Weston, Photo Nude In Sand

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Description: Framed photo of nude in dunes, unsigned. Possibly by Edward Weston. Sight size: 10" high, 15 1/4" wide. Frame size: 17 1/2" high, 22 1/4" wide. Condition: lacking glass.

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Seth Thomas Nautical Clock, With Key

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Description: Seth Thomas nautical clock, with key. 5 1/2" high, 10" diameter. Condition: not running, finish wear, light scratches, small dents, dings to face, surface pitting.

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Arts & Crafts Tile Top Table

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Description: Arts and crafts stand with scenic tile top on wrought iron base depicting a horse and rider jumping a fence. Top: 20" high, 8 5/8" wide, 8 5/8" long. Condition: crazing, corner chip.

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Rachel Hartley (1825-1894) O/C - Central Park

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Description: Unframed oil painting on canvas of New York Central Park scene by Rachel V. Hartley. Unsigned and documented as part of the estate collection of Rachel V. Hartley paintings. Rachel Hartley (1884-1955) was born in New York City. She was the granddaughter of George Inness (1825-1894), and the daughter of sculptor Jonathan Scott Hartley. She began to paint and sketch at age 10. She studied at the Art Student's League of NY, and she later became a teacher of the League, and a member of the American Federation of the Arts. 20" high, 16" wide. Condition: some flaking, slight losses.

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Group Seven Louis Vuitton & Vuitton Style Items

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Description: Seven Louis Vuitton and Vuitton style items comprising a bucket bag and makeup caddy marked "Louis Vuitton Paris, Made in France", a ladies and men's wallet marked "Louis Vuitton Paris, Made in Spain", a keyholder marked "Louis Vuitton Paris, Made in USA" together with an unmarked small purse and zip change purse. Largest: 8 3/4" high, 10 1/4" wide. With strap: 28" long. Smallest: 2 1/2" high, 4 1/2" wide. Condition: use wear, edge wear, stains, losses, tears.

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Early Hand Colored Map of the Ottoman Empire

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Description: Early hand colored map of the Ottoman Empire after Gerardus Mercator (Belgian, 1512-1594) and Jodicus Hondius II (Belgian, 1563-1612), printed c. 1613-1616. Framed, not examined out of frame. Sight size: 14" high, 19" wide. Frame size: 22 1/2" high, 26 1/2" wide. Condition: stains, light soiling, edge toning.

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Ladies Two Jewel Rolex Watch

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Description: Ladies two jewel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Watch. On the face also is written "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified". At bottom of case is written "T Swiss Made T". Wrist length 6". Face measures 1" high, 1 1/4" wide. Band: 1/2" wide. Circa 1995, Model 69173.

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Pair English Regency Coalport Ice Cream Coolers

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Description: Pair of English Regency Period Coalport porcelain covered ice cream coolers in the "Church Gresley" pattern. 11" high, 8 1/2" diameter. Condition: gilt, enamel wear, loss, one cooler base with gilded rim chip, restoration to lid rim and handle, cracks, loss to handle.

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Group Three Vintage Nantucket Baskets

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Description: Group of three vintage Nantucket baskets. Three vintage Nantucket baskets including one with bakelite fittings. Largest: 6 1/2" high, 16 1/4" long. Smallest: 9 3/4" high, 8" diameter. 5 3/4" high without handle. Condition: finish wear, loss, breaks, small losses, bakelite lacking button in bottom, soiling.

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English Regency Period Coalport Porcelain

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Description: English Regency Period Coalport porcelain partial service in the "Church Gresley" pattern comprising sixteen plates, four square vegetable dishes, pair oval dishes, pair tri-lobed dishes, pair small covered tureens with underplates. Largest: 9 3/8" diameter. Smallest: 6" high, 7" wide. Condition: gilt, enamel wear, loss, light scratches, one tri-lobed dish with large edge chip, one square dish with foot chips, one with hairline rim crack, oval dishes with foot chips, three plates with one rim chip, one with two rim chips, two plates with foot chips.

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George II English Vellum Indenture

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Description: George II English vellum indenture with original wax seal. Largest: 33" high, 33 3/4" wide. Smallest: 4 1/8" high, 4 5/8" wide. Condition: stains, soiling, tears, losses, wear.

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Turned & Painted Wood Barber Pole

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Description: Turned and painted wood barber pole. 53" high, 6" wide. Condition: paint wear, loss, scratches, a few dents, wear from exposure to elements.

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Framed Engraving of Lafayette

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Description: Framed engraving of Lafayette signed in plate "Dequevauviller Sculp. Sheffer Del." Not examined out of frame. Sight size: 4 7/8" high, 3 7/8" wide. Frame size: 6 1/4" high, 5 1/4" wide. Condition: toning, light spotting in border.

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Vintage Mink Jacket

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Description: Vintage mink jacket. 24 1/2" long, 19 1/2" wide. Sleeve length: 21 1/2". Condition: use wear, small losses, wear, tears to interior lining.

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Gustave Ecke

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Description: Gustave Ecke "Chinese Painting In Hawaii in the Honolulu Academy of Arts and in Private Collections" published by The University of Hawaii Press for the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu 1965, First Edition, 66 of 500 copies, three volumes bound in tan linen, in original slipcase. Each volume 12 5/16" high, 9 3/4" wide. Slipcase: 13" high, 5 1/2" wide. Condition: stains, soiling to slipcase, soiling, fading to spines.

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Two Yale Memorabilia Items

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Description: Two vintage Yale items comprising a 1936 cotton blazer, size 42 "Yale's Greatest Class" on verso and a first edition Wedgwood "Yale Luc Et Veritas" medallion marked "Wedgwood Made In England First Edition No. 44". Largest: 32" high, 29" wide. Smallest: 4" high, 3 1/8" wide. Condition: light soiling, small stains.

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Pair Tole Armorial Table Lamps

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Description: Pair of Tole armorial table lamps, each of jar form with crest and neoclassical banding. 31" high (overall), 11" diameter. Condition: considerable losses to painted decoration, as shown.

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Contemporary Sailor's Valentine

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Description: Contemporary sailor's valentine from the Nantucket Museum Shop with certificate dated 11/05. 15 1/4" high, 15 1/4" wide.

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Italian Gilded & Painted Porcelain Angel Plaque

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Description: Framed Italian gilded and painted porcelain angel plaque. Sight size: 16" high, 5 1/8" wide. Frame size: 23 1/4" high, 12 3/4" wide. Condition: small paint losses, paint crazing to plaque.

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Continental Carved Ivory Handled Seal

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Description: Continental carved ivory handled seal with fishing and hunting motif. 5 1/4" long, 1 1/4" wide. International clients are ineligible to bid on this item. It is for sale only within the United States except not to CA, NY, NJ. It is the responsibility of the buyer to obtain any necessary documentation, permits or paperwork necessary including but not limited to such documents as required to comply with any and all requirements and restrictions imposed by Federal trade regulations related to endangered species prior to finalization of any sale.

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Unusual Tramp Art Side Table

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Description: Unusual tramp art side table, paisley cloth surface over three arched supports on U shaped base. 34 3/4" high, 24 3/4" wide, 10 1/2" deep. Condition: chips, losses.

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George Halse

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Description: George Halse (English, 1826-1895), "Boy with Cricket Bat, Reading" marble sculpture, signed, dated on base "C. Halse 1870 SC". 29" high, 11" wide. Condition: soiling, chips, repair to cricket bat handle.

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Miniature Oak Tall Clock

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Description: Miniature oak tall clock. 19 1/2" high, 6 3/4" wide. Condition: finish wear, loss, chips, losses, minute hand detached, taped to base.

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Continental Carved Ivory Bust Form Handled Seal

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Description: Continental carved ivory bust form handled seal. 4 1/4" high, 1 1/2" wide. Condition: age cracks. International clients are ineligible to bid on this item. It is for sale only within the United States except not to CA, NY, NJ. It is the responsibility of the buyer to obtain any necessary documentation, permits or paperwork necessary including but not limited to such documents as required to comply with any and all requirements and restrictions imposed by Federal trade regulations related to endangered species prior to finalization of any sale.

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Vintage Ermine Jacket

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Description: Vintage ermine jacket, label in interior "Gunther New York". 20" high, 17" wide. Sleeve length: 20 1/2". Condition: collar stains, small losses, wear, tears to interior lining.

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