Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Detroit, MI, United States
DoneSat, Aug 12, 2006 2:00 PM GMT
DuMouchelles August 11, 12 & 13 Auction
Friday’s Auction features a 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow (with American left-hand drive) from a Grosse Pointe consigner; a George III mahogany slant top desk, circa 1800, an Ettore Simonetti (Italian 19th c.) oil on canvas; a 1958 Gibson arch-top electric guitar with dual Humbucker pickups and a 1975 Fender Stratocaster guitar. From a Bloomfield Hills consigner, a 1950 American Flyer electric train set with over forty pieces, and a rare 1955 American Flyer Union Pacific & Northern Steam Locomotive and Tender. From a Lansing, Michigan estate - an extensive collection of Pepsi memorabilia including store displays; vintage Pepsi crates with glass bottles (some unopened) and a Pepsi 10 speed bicycle. Saturday features antique French and continental porcelain, including Sevres and Meissen; a hand-painted porcelain plate by the artist Franz Arthur Bischoff; a collection of German porcelain trinket box fairings; bronze sculptures by Adolphe-Jean Lavergne and Sorel Etrog; oil paintings by Albert H. Gos and Arthur E. Bracy; Victorian parlor furniture, a Renaissance Revival bedroom set, and a collection of circa 1930 French hand-carved walnut furnishings; a George III sterling silver basket by Aldridge & Green; porcelain dinner services by Copeland Spode, Spode and Minton; a large selection of sterling silver flatware and hollowware by Towle, Wallace, Lunt, Gorham, and Reed & Barton; fine jewelry and oriental rugs. And of special interest, early 20th century German tin wind-up toys, including Lehmann’s “Kadi” and “New Century Cycle”, an “Aunt Jemima” still bank, and a “Bluenose” ship model, circa 1930. Sunday features over 250 pieces of fine art, including works by: Pleasant Ray Mcintosh, Gerald Curtis Delano, Leonardo M. Nierman, Eduard Kaempffer, Sarkis Sarkisian, Henrietta Ronner-Knip, Pierre Edouard Frere, Michelle Cascella, George Ames Aldrich, Edward Walbourn, Pal Fried, Ludovico Marchetti, Harold Cohn, Jean Paul Slusser, James Jacques Tissot and many more.