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Freeville, NY, United States
DoneSun, Apr 8, 2018 3:00 PM GMT

Clocks, Grippi, Dairy, Circus, Stamps, etc.

This catalog features a variety of collectibles and artwork, including our next session from the estate of Salvatore Grippi. In addition to numerous finished paintings, many lots offer works on paper and studies. Alongside these is our next session from a large private collection of antique clocks, a varied selection of dairy collectibles, and our first session from a substantial amassing of circus memorabilia. Highlighted in this sale are a number of rare early works by the important New York School artist Salvatore Grippi (1921-2017), who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Baziotes during the heydey of Abstract Expressionism. In 1968, Grippi established the art department at Ithaca College, where he taught until 1991. In 2011, he was honored with a solo retrospective at Cornell University?s Johnson Museum of Art, marking the last time until now that a substantial body of his work has been on public view in his hometown. The sale showcases several large canvases and a variety of works on paper. Private collections figure prominently in this catalog. The clock collection centers around torsion, anniversary models and cuckoo designs. Examples date back to the 1800?s and include important manufacturers such as Kienzle, Junghans, Kaiser, Schmeckenbecher and others. This first session is one of several we will conduct over the coming months as we bring this impressive private collection to market. The vintage and antique circus repository includes souvenirs, programs, posters, original photographs, ephemera and much more. Major names such as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey figure prominently, alongside an extensive array of lesser-known troupes. The dairy-related items range from advertising and ephemera to equipment and bottles and feature producers such as Golden Guernsey, Carnation and others, including Upstate New York brands. Further lots in the catalog present a varied array of antiques and collectibles, inc