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Freeville, NY, United States
DoneSun, Sep 16, 2018 3:00 PM GMT

Chinese Plaque, Antique Automotive, Wood Boat

This catalog features collectibles, antiques and artwork. Of particular interest is an original antique Chinese porcelain plaque, an intriguing collection of antique automotive items from the estate of an accomplished antique car restorer and an antique hand-crafted wooden boat. Other lots present original artwork, ephemera, collectible writing instruments, antique clocks, and more. The Chinese plaque, hand-painted enamel on porcelain. depicts a snowy winter scene, one of the more rare subject matters for artwork of this sort. It is likely attributable to He Xuren or Duan Zi'an. Antique automotive pieces date back to the earliest cars, and include some valuable replacement parts for restorers, manufactured by Ripley. Parts, from early auto makers such as Packard, Hudson, Buick, Ford and range from hood ornaments to wheels, lamps (kerosene, etc.), chrome trim, and beyond. The boat from this estate is oak-framed, built in the 1940's and well-preserved with the original paint. Vintage and antique collectible pens and clocks include antique torsion (anniversary) and cuckoo clocks by makers such as Hubert Herr, Kundo and Schmeckenbecher. Featured pens include Visconti Pericle, Laban Pelikan, Levenger, and Monteverde. Also in this catalog is a rare, original 1848 wall map by Ensigns & Thayer, covering the US and Mexico, showing Texas and Oregon. Original artwork and antique photographs, such as ambrotypes of Niagara Falls with at least one appearing to be the work of celebrated mid-19th century photographer, Platt D. Babbitt. Furniture includes an antique solid oak stacking barrister bookcase with a rare drop-down secretary desk section, and a fine mid-century dresser from Paul McCobb. Ephemera groups include stereoviews and postcards, along with antique newspapers such as a very rare 1858 issue of the sexually-charged, flash press publication, "Prophylactical Star." Other categories include estate jewelry, coins, currency, and more.