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A Fine and Decorative Arts, Silver and Jewelry Auction, December 10th & 11th, 2008


Lot:   1

A WILLIAM IV SILVER VERMEIL-LINED HINGED LID SNUFF BOX  
English, with all-over engine turning, center rectangular cartouche monogrammed "GW", hallmarked F.C. (Francis Clarke), Birmingham, possibly 1837, weight apx. 1 T.O.

Price Realized: $200

Lot:   2

A GEORGE III SILVER CURVED RECTANGULAR WITH INSET HINGED LID SNUFFBOX  
English, with vermeil interior, monogrammed on lid "H.O.", hallmarked WB, Birmingham, possibly 1809, weight apx. 1 T.O.

Price Realized: $250

Lot:   3

A GEORGE III SILVER BARREL-FORM NUTMEG GRATER  
English with allover ribbed design, in the form of a double beaker with threaded decoration, the two halves screw together, hallmarked Joseph Savory, London, 1794.

Price Realized: $1000

Lot:   4

A GEORGE III SILVER MINIATURE OVAL SNUFF BOX  
English with flat hinged cover with a blank bright-cut engraved escutcheon on cover, running leaf decoration on side, hallmarked SP(Samuel Pemberton), Birmingham, 1790.

Price Realized: $200

Lot:   5

A GEORGE III SILVER CIRCULAR SNUFF BOX  
English with bright-cut decoration, hallmarked SP, Birmingham, 1791.

Price Realized: $150

Lot:   6

A GEORGIAN SILVER VINAIGRETTE  
English, with checkerboard decorated lid centering a diamond-shaped vacant cartouche, hallmark illegible.

Price Realized: $150

Lot:   6A

A GEORGIAN SILVER VINAIRETTE  
English with swirling motif within rectangular frame, centering vacant circular cartouch, hallmarks illegible

Price Realized: $150

Lot:   7

A GEORGE III SILVER MEAT SKEWER  
With a Maltese cross between two wings, hallmarked IW RG (J. Wakelin and Robert Garrard), London, 1800, weight apx. 4 T.O.

Price Realized: $150

Lot:   8

A GEORGIAN SILVER OVAL VINAIGRETTE  
English, with bright-cut decoration and oval alternating beaded border, centered oval monogrammed cartouche, hallmark illegible.

Price Realized: $125

Price Realized: $25

Lot:   10

A GEORGIAN SILVER TEA CADDY  
English, with a center lion motif crest, hallmark illegible, weight apx. 2 T.O.

Price Realized: $100

Lot:   11

A SCOTTISH SILVER-MOUNTED LIDDED TOBACCO MULL HORN  
The collar engraved "J. Mellvin".

Price Realized: $500

Lot:   12

FRANK C. MCCARTHY: THE OLD WEST, A PORTRAIT IN PAINTINGS  
With narrative commentary by Elmer Kelton, foreward by Louis Lamour, Greenwich Press, Trumbull, CT, 1981. Limited edition of 1,560 copies signed by the author, of which this is hand-numbered 655. The limited edition print of "Crossing the Divide" that originally accompanied it is no longer present. Bound in burgundy leather with the artist`s name gilt-stamped on the front board.<br /> <br /> Inserted into the book are a WW I-era silk handkerchief and a small silk 48-star flag.

Estimate: $300 - $500


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Lot:   13

THREE PENCIL SKETCHES OF CLASSICALLY-DEPICTED MALE NUDES  
19th century. Two unsigned, one highlighted with white chalk, initialed and dated <i>H.F.L. Dec. 1842/No. 6</i>.

Estimate: $600 - $800


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Lot:   15

A COLLECTION OF SILVER-PLATED TABLE ITEMS  
Comprising a water pitcher engraved, "325th Bomb Squadron", candlesticks, bowl, trays, metal picture frame, and monkey-adorned dish.

Price Realized: $75

Lot:   16

A GROUP OF NINE BAMBOO AND HARDWOOD SPEARS  
Each with intricate carvings, one with a metal spear head.

Price Realized: $125

Lot:   17

A BRONZE SCULPTURE OF A YOUNG GIRL  
After Auguste Moreau (French, 1834-1917), signed on base.

Price Realized: $70

Lot:   18

A "MABEL THE DOLL THAT GETS WELL"  
Together with a large group of doll accessories, including clothes, stoves, pots, and pans.

Price Realized: $50

Lot:   19

A STAFFORDSHIRE PORCELAIN VASE  
Probably a fairing. The figural group depicting the Tree of Life with barn animals.

Price Realized: $225

Price Realized: $60

Lot:   21

A CHINESE PORCELAIN BLUE CHARGER  
With a peacock motif.

Price Realized: $90

Lot:   22

A MISCELLANEOUS GROUP OF PORCELAIN POLYCHROME DECORATED TABLE ARTICLES  
Including a Tiffany and Co. circular platter, a Royal Worcester porcelain covered pot, and an Aynsley porcelain small dish.

Estimate: $150 - $250


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Lot:   23

AN OIL ON CANVAS OF A WELL-DRESSED YOUNG WOMAN OVERSEEING A YOUNG BOY`S USE OF A CHAMBERPOT  
19th century. Unsigned, verso with an old magazine illustration of the work. Together with a new giltwood and gesso frame. 2 pieces.

Price Realized: $200

Lot:   24

AN OIL ON CANVAS OF A FARMER HAYING AT SUNSET  
19th century. Signed l.l.c. <i>T. Giovanizzi</i>.

Price Realized: $200

Lot:   25

AN OIL ON CANVAS OF AN ALPINE LAKE SCENE  
19th century. Signed l.l.c. <i>W. v. Zimburg</i>, and depicting a traveler in a landscape of snowy peaks and town on the horizon. Appears to be on the original stretchers, and in the original carved and gessoed giltwood frame.

Price Realized: $275

Lot:   26

AN OIL ON CANVAS OF A FIELD OF BALED HAY, A MEDIEVAL CHURCH AND TOWN IN THE DISTANCE  
19th century. Signed l.r.c. <i>A.O. Fischer</i> (possibly August Fischer, German, 1854-1921). On the original stretchers.

Price Realized: $250

Estimate: $400 - $600


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Lot:   28

THE MYSTERY OF THINGS: EVOCATIONS OF THE JAPANESE SUPERNATURAL  
Being a first edition collection of Japanese ghost stories, by Patrik LeNestour, illustrated by Akeji Sumiyoshi, Weatherhill, New York-Tokyo, 1972, limited edition of 183. In a toggled black canvas slipcase.

Price Realized: $100

Lot:   29

THREE ART GLASS-STYLE SQUARE TRAYS  
Verso signed and numbered by the artist, comprising "Nexting Perspiex," "Dragonfly on Leaf," and "Purple Gum." Together with two similar decorated octagonal plates. 5 pieces.

Price Realized: $100