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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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WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE BY WILLIAM KAULA

Lot 28: WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE BY WILLIAM KAULA

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Description: 20th c. watercolor, snowy landscape with farmhouses, mountains and birch trees in foreground, labeled on back "Snow Bound, William J. Kaula, 34 Fenway Studios, 30 Ipswich St. Boston, Mass.", signed l.r. "William J. Kaula" (1871-1953), framed under glass, 20 1/2" x 25 1/2".

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OIL BY WILBUR DEAN HAMILTON

Lot 29: OIL BY WILBUR DEAN HAMILTON

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Description: Oil on canvas, American impressionistic Spring landscape, "Appletrees in Bloom", signed l.r. "Wilbur Dean Hamilton" (1864-1943), framed, 25" x 30".

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HEPPLEWHITE INLAID STAND

Lot 30: HEPPLEWHITE INLAID STAND

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Description: Early 19th c. Hepplewhite inlaid one-drawer stand, banded inlaid chain around edge of top, front legs and skirt with diamonds, drawer with maple bead, delicate square tapered legs, dovetailed drawer with brass pull, 27" h, 15 1/2" w, 18 1/2" d.

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RECTANGULAR BOX

Lot 31: RECTANGULAR BOX

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Description: 19th c. rectangular lidded box, butternut, varnish finish, signed inside lid "Josiah Shaw, Boston, 1827", with key, finely dovetailed, inlaid ebony diamond with heart on front, probably had a handle on lid, 6 1/2" h, 13 1/2" l, 6" d.

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EARLY SPLINT BASKETS

Lot 32: EARLY SPLINT BASKETS

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Description: Two early black ash splint baskets, with side handles, rectangular bottom and oval top, single wrapped rims, good condition, 12" and 15" l.

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OIL BY THOS. BENJAMIN POPE

Lot 33: OIL BY THOS. BENJAMIN POPE

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas, Hudson River Fall landscape, sailboats with mountains in the background, spit of land with trees in Fall color foliage, signed l.r. "T.B. Pope" (1834-1891), 18" x 32" (sight), 25" x 39 1/2" (framed), from the James Baird collection.

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DECORATED SPONGEWARE PLATE

Lot 34: DECORATED SPONGEWARE PLATE

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Description: 19th c. red Spongeware plate, with peafowl decoration, good condition, 9 1/2" dia.

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FOUR-DRAWER BUREAU

Lot 35: FOUR-DRAWER BUREAU

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Description: Early 19th c. New England mahogany bowfront chest, figured mahogany veneered fronts, older oval brasses, four carved and fluted side columns, turned legs, 41" h, 43" w, 22" d.

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PANTRY BOX

Lot 36: PANTRY BOX

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Description: 19th c. pantry box, in original light blue painted finish, stamped on cover "RH" (Reuben Hersey) and on the bottom, with Hingham, Mass. history of ownership, (JPR collection).

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OIL OF COWS

Lot 37: OIL OF COWS

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas, landscape with cows in a stream with trees, mountain background, signed l.l. "Stahr", large carved gilt frame, overall good condition, 22" x 36" (sight), 32" x 47 3/4" (framed).

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OIL OF COWS

Lot 38: OIL OF COWS

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Description: 19th c. oil on canvas, landscape with cows on a hill, with trees and boulders, signed l.l. "W.J. Higgins 1927", gold leaf frame, 28" x 36" (sight), 34" x 42 1/2" (framed).

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18TH C. CANDLESTICK

Lot 39: 18TH C. CANDLESTICK

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Description: Rare brass candlestick, heavy square base on four square stepped feet, shaped apron, turned decoration rising to a turned baluster stem with long candle holder with turned rings, c. 1700-1720, possible Spanish origin, 6 1/2" h.

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SERPENTINE CHEST

Lot 40: SERPENTINE CHEST

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Description: 18th c. cherry, serpentine front, four-drawer chest, with figured walnut drawer fronts, conforming molded two-band top, ogee bracket case, replaced brasses, 22 1/2" h, 43 1/2" w, 22" d (at the base).

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HEART BOX

Lot 41: HEART BOX

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Description: Early 19th c. "Valentine" heart box, cherry, pine, carved lid with slightly raised surface, wooden pegged to base and top, expertly crafted and in an old patinated surface, 1 1/4" h, 3 1/4" across.

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HINGHAM FIRKIN

Lot 42: HINGHAM FIRKIN

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Description: Large 19th c. firkin, pine, in original blue painted finish, stenciled on the side "Flour", marked on the lid "C & A Wilder, So. Hingham, Mass.", 14 1/2" h, 14" dia.

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HINGHAM FIRKIN

Lot 43: HINGHAM FIRKIN

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Description: Miniature Hingham firkin, pine, original natural finish, stamped "CH" on the bottom (Cotton Hersey), copper tacks and wooden pegged, very good condition, 2 1/2" h, 2 1/8" dia.

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HINGHAM FIRKIN

Lot 44: HINGHAM FIRKIN

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Description: Miniature Hingham firkin, pine, original varnish finish, copper tacks and wooden pegged, very good condition, 3" h, 2 7/8" dia.

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PENNSYLVANIA BLANKET CHEST

Lot 45: PENNSYLVANIA BLANKET CHEST

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Description: 18th c. Pennsylvania German decorated blanket chest, poplar and pine, finely decorated with original freehand sponged design in tan/brown, with three red hearts on the front and back side corners, blue and red pillars on front and sides, supported arbors in front in blue and red with small red leaves, with central pot of tulips in red and blue, trailing vine supporting large pinwheel flowers in blue, all on a carved and molded bracket base in original black paint, wooden pegged to the dovetailed case, molded top pegged and breadboarded, shows extensive in-use wear to lid decoration, interior with hand-forged iron strap hinges, interior till on left side, molded lid, signed in multiple places - under lid, on front of till and inside front facing board "___Bolich (etc)", probably Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1780-1810, lockplate possibly replaced, 25" h, 48" w (case), 21 1/2" d, 50 3/4" w (at the lid).

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TWO-GALLON PITCHER

Lot 46: TWO-GALLON PITCHER

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Description: Pennsylvania decorated salt glaze stoneware pitcher, 2-gal., attributed to Richard C. Remmey, Philadelphia, c. 1870-1885, cobalt floral decoration, cracked along bottom edge, small age line and chip on rim, excellent decoration, stable overall condition, 14" h.

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BUTTER CROCK

Lot 47: BUTTER CROCK

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Description: Pennsylvania stoneware salt glazed butter crock, circumference cobalt decorated with tulips, leaves, vines and stems, small chips and age line at rim, attributed to R.C. Remmey, Philadelphia, c. 1870-1885, lid with four raised oval ridged cobalt decorations, with stamped "2" in each center, decorated handle, (shows crack and chip), 6" h, 10" dia.

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NORTON STONEWARE JUGS

Lot 48: NORTON STONEWARE JUGS

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Description: Two E. & L.P. Norton stoneware salt glazed jugs, both with similar cobalt decorated flowers, 1-gal. and 2-gal., Bennington, VT.

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STONEWARE JUG

Lot 49: STONEWARE JUG

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Description: 19th c. stoneware salt glazed jug, with large cobalt bird with prominent blue spots sitting on a leafy branch, "Edmonds & Co.", small chips at rim, 12" h.

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STONEWARE CROCK

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Description: 19th c. stoneware 2-gal. crock, with blue bid sitting on a bush with four large blueberries, minor imperfections, 11" h.

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CAUCASIAN SCATTER RUG

Lot 50: CAUCASIAN SCATTER RUG

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Description: Oriental rug, Caucasian, finely woven, three medallions, with blue, green and light blue crosses, overall good condition, 3' 4" x 5' 6".

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TEKKE BOKHARA RUG

Lot 51: TEKKE BOKHARA RUG

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Description: Oriental rug, Tekki Bokhara, nine guls, blues, reds and cream, 30" x 45".

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FOUR HOOKED RUGS

Lot 52: FOUR HOOKED RUGS

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Description: Two mid 20th c. farm scenes, 40" x 24" and 20" x 12"; early mat with Cape Cod house, 15" x 10"; and a pillow top in Oriental design, 18" x 20".

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QUILT

Lot 53: QUILT

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Description: Early 20th c. quilt, hand-stitched, 16 blue baskets of yellow flowers with green petals, excellent condition, 7' 2" x 6' 6".

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TWO QUILTS

Lot 54: TWO QUILTS

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Description: Hand-stitched quilt, 24 blue and green stylized floral designs, very fine condition, 6' 10" sq; Hand-stitched quilt, appliqued green vine with rose pink floral border, and 12 circular designs in the same motif, excellent condition, 6' 10" x 6' 8".

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18TH C. WINDSOR CHAIRS

Lot 55: 18TH C. WINDSOR CHAIRS

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Description: Pair of 18th c. braceback continuous arm Windsor chairs, fully developed with exceptional turnings, old refinish, very good condition, 18" seat h, 36" overall h.

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VICTORIAN BIRD CAGE

Lot 56: VICTORIAN BIRD CAGE

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Description: Late 19th c. Victorian bird cage in the form of a mansion, carved wood and wire in original blue, cream and red (faux brick), with cone topped turrets on right and left side front, a peaked gable, sides and front with doors and windows, some minor imperfections and old tin repairs, along with nine carved wood and painted songbirds, 30" h, 27" w, 16" d, (from the estate of Tony Geiss, NYC).

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GRUEBY VASE

Lot 57: GRUEBY VASE

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Description: Grueby ceramic art pottery vase, cucumber matt green glaze, six intersecting ribbed leaves with pointed tops, sharply defined raised edges, brown glazed interior, impressed circular stamp on bottom "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U.S.A.", carved initials "ERF", "6-28" and "Z" in green glaze, overall very good condition, 10 1/2" h, 9" dia (at shoulder).

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GRUEBY VASES

Lot 58: GRUEBY VASES

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Description: Three Grueby ceramic art pottery vases, all in varying shades of matt green glaze, all with ribbed leaves and flower buds: Tall neck vase shows a chip on rim, circular stamp on bottom "Grueby Faience Co. Boston U.S.A.", with carved initials "PE", and "85", 7" h; Smaller jar/vase has five raised leaves with yellow buds on stems in between the leaves, small rim chip, lighter green glaze, stamped on bottom, 4 3/8" h; Slightly taller jar/vase has five ribbed leaves with small buds in between, stamped "Grueby Pottery, Boston U.S.A.", darker matt green glaze, 4 1/2" h.

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GRUEBY VASES

Lot 59: GRUEBY VASES

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Description: Two Grueby art pottery vases: Cylindrical vase with low flared lip, five incised lines at shoulder and also at base, light cucumber green matt glaze, circular stamped on bottom "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U.S.A.", with an interior lotus flower, 6" h; Small bulbous jar in mottled shades of green glaze, brown interior glaze, circular stamped "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U.S.A.", with interior lotus flower, 3 1/4" h, 4" dia.

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HEPPLEWHITE SERVER

Lot 60: HEPPLEWHITE SERVER

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Description: 18th/19th c. English Hepplewhite server, slightly bowed front, two fitted and dovetailed drawers with original brass ring pulls, ebony lined inlaid top, hand-blocked wallpaper drawer linings, tapered legs, water stains on top, 29 1/2" h, 34 1/2" w, 18 1/2" d.

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SEG BOWL

Lot 61: SEG BOWL

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Description: 20th c. Arts and Crafts ceramic bowl, Saturday Evening Girl Pottery, soft yellow glaze, signed on bottom "SEG, 11-17, RB", light crackle in bottom, soft brown around the rim, very good condition, 2 1/2" h, 8 1/2" dia.

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GRUEBY VASE

Lot 62: GRUEBY VASE

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Description: Grueby ceramic art pottery vase, dark cucumber matt green glaze with eight modeled leaves, slightly flared lip, circular mark of "Grueby Faience Co. Boston U.S.A.", "W.L., 164" and "627/849", very good condition, 9 1/2" h, 5 1/2" dia.

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GRUEBY JARDINIERE

Lot 63: GRUEBY JARDINIERE

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Description: Grueby ceramic art pottery jardiniere, cucumber matt green glaze, eight broad modeled leaves alternating with eight pointed yellow bands, light brown glazed interior, indistinct circular mark with carved "S.W." above on the base, very good condition, 7" h, 7 1/2" dia.

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GRUEBY JARDINIERE

Lot 64: GRUEBY JARDINIERE

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Description: Grueby ceramic art pottery jardiniere, dark cucumber matt green glaze, with eight broad leaves alternating with eight green flower buds, light green glazed interior, brown glazed base, circular impression "Grueby Pottery Boston U.S.A." with lotus flower, and carved above "S W" and "307-1", very good condition, 7" h, 7" w.

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GRUEBY VASES

Lot 65: GRUEBY VASES

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Description: Two Grueby ceramic art pottery pieces: Low profile vase, cream/white matt glaze, green glaze interior, impressed circular stamp "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U.S.A.", 2" h, 5" dia; Tall cylindrical vase, multiple raised ribbon pattern, cucumber green matt glaze, round blue printed paper label "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U.S.A.", "Registered", and lotus flower, "507" on a white rectangular label, 8 3/4" h, 3 1/2" dia; both in very good condition.

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GRUEBY BOWLS

Lot 66: GRUEBY BOWLS

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Description: Two Grueby ceramic art pottery low profile bowls, both in light cucumber green matt with a cream white underglaze, coil technique with decorative raised coils in the bottom of the bowls, both impressed with circular "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U.S.A.", both very good condition, with very small portion of glazed foot on large bowl missing (approximately 1"), 2 1/2" h, 8" dia and 3" h, 9 1/2" dia.

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GRUEBY VASES

Lot 67: GRUEBY VASES

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Description: Two Grueby ceramic art pottery vases, both in a tanned brown matt glaze, smaller slope shouldered vase has a mottled orange peel finish, with a circular impressed mark "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U.S.A." and a lotus flower, 6" h; the taller vase has a dry desert/earth finish, very small nick at base, circular impressed mark "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U.S.A." and "36", 8" h.

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GRUEBY VASE

Lot 68: GRUEBY VASE

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Description: Grueby ceramic art pottery vase, tall slope shouldered vase with light mottled blue matt glaze, brown interior glaze, impressed circular mark "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U.S.A.", "3932", (1 1/2" glaze missing on bottom edge, otherwise very good condition), 9 1/2" h.

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GRUEBY VASE

Lot 69: GRUEBY VASE

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Description: Tall Grueby ceramic art pottery urn/vase, heavy matt green glaze on dark red clay covering the sloped shoulder halfway down continuing in bold drips to the base, impressed in a circle on the bottom "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U.S.A.", with interior lotus flower, 14" h, 10" dia (at shoulder).

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HAMPSHIRE VASE

Lot 70: HAMPSHIRE VASE

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Description: Tall Hampshire ceramic art pottery vase, green (Grueby style) matt glaze, tall neck with band of horizontal rectangular boxes, slanted offset bird-like handles, soft sloping shoulder, with a larger medial band of horizontal rectangular boxes, stamped on bottom "Hampshire Pottery, 8-B", "H" in a circle, 15 1/2" h, 10" dia (at shoulder).

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HAMPSHIRE POTTERY

Lot 70A: HAMPSHIRE POTTERY

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Description: Two stamped ceramic "Hampshire Pottery" pieces: Vase in a mottled blue matt glaze finish, with six vertical leaves with pointed floral forms between them at the shoulder, 8 1/2" h, 6 1/2" dia; Low profile bowl, in a dark cream glaze, 2 1/2" h, 9" dia.

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ART POTTERY PIECES

Lot 70B: ART POTTERY PIECES

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Description: Four ceramic art pottery pieces: Grueby hanging wall pocket, cucumber matt green glaze (missing on one side), wire hanger is intact, circular impressed on back at bottom "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U.S.A." with a very clear stamped lotus flower, 8 1/2" h; Small Grueby globular vase, in a matt brown glaze, (small chip at rim), circular impression "Grueby Pottery, Boston, U.S.A.", with a partial blue label inside circle (Grueby - Boston U.S.A.), 4 1/2" h, 4" dia; Two green shallow bowls, both in a green glazed finish, one with raised ribs and marked "AMB & Co Ware" on bottom, 2" h, 6" dia, the other an unmarked bowl, with brown glazed bottom, "5", 2" h, 5 1/2" dia.

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HINGHAM FIRKIN

Lot 71: HINGHAM FIRKIN

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Description: 19th c. firkin, pine, original green painted finish, stamped on lid "C. Wilder & Son, So. Hingham, Mass.", excellent condition, 10" h, 9" dia.

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PANTRY BOX

Lot 72: PANTRY BOX

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Description: 19th c. small round pantry box, pine and ash, natural patina, three carved fingers right to left, small copper tack and wooden peg construction, excellent condition, 2 1/2" h, 3" dia.

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PANTRY BOXES

Lot 73: PANTRY BOXES

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Description: Three miniature 19th c. pantry boxes, original natural finish, opposing fingers, copper tack and wooden peg construction: smallest box with initials "D. L." inscripted on top, 2" dia; middle box marked "envelope sealers", and contains small red wax disks, 2 1/2" dia; and the largest marked "Esther Ordway" on a label, 2 3/4" dia.

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FOUR 19TH C. OVAL BOXES

Lot 74: FOUR 19TH C. OVAL BOXES

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Description: Two miniature oval boxes, 2 1/4" l, with opposing fingers, copper tacks and wood pegs; Two tiny oval boxes, 1" l, with opposing fingers, copper tacks and wooden pegs; all in very good condition, possibly Hersey but unsigned.

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