Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
McKees Rocks, PA, United States
Art Deco , Fine Art, & Antiques
Dargate Auction Galleries is pleased to present the collection of Marilyn Sullivan Bonatti, better known at the “Kensington Ware Lady”. She is recognized as an authority on aluminum products, especially those associated with Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America). Her collection, amassed since 1963 includes not only all aspects of Kensington Ware but also works by Alcoa’s other commercial subsidiaries including Wear Ever Aluminum products, Nancy Prentiss glassware and Westmoreland silver. Her extensive collection of Kensington Ware products range from rare early works designed by Lurelle Guild in the 1930s to later production pieces of Kensington Ware Traditional and Kensington Moire giftware. Her collection includes one of a kind objects made for Alcoa executives, books related to aluminum, and rare and unusual memorabilia produced in aluminum. Her collection has been exhibited extensively in such places as the Carnegie Institute Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, California State University in Northridge, the Carnegie Museum in Oxnard, California and many National Aluminum Collectors shows. Her collection has been highlighted as a “super collector” on Personal FX, the Fox Network in New York City in 1997. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain items for the beginner and advanced collector of Art Deco aluminum products, items associated with the Alcoa Corporation , and memorabilia associated with New Kensington,Pa. Also appearing on Nov. 7th are these fine properties: PORCELAIN & POTTERY: Large collection of Royal Copenhagen, Royal Doulton, 16 pcs. of Royal Worcester 1906, Dresden, Rosenthal, Beswick, Coalport, Chinese Export, Roseville, and Hummel. GLASS: Steuben, Quezal, Lalique, Loetz, Mary Gregory, and Moser. SILVER: Birks. CLOCKS: Tiffany, Ansonia, several Atmos clocks, 1940’s Chromograph, 1840’s triple deckered mantel clock, and period grandfather clock. FURNITURE: Karges dining room set, Mission, Vict. Wicker, Edwardian, 2 early cupboards, Italian marble tables, Jacobean chairs, Kittinger chairback settee, early 19th c. Abattant bookcase, suite of highly carved Vict. Furniture, LaBurge mirror, Sevres-type marble tables, inlaid demilune console, Kawai baby grand piano, and armoires. ART: A.F. King male portrait, Ethel Magafan abstract landscape, Ben Shahn and Stefan Martin wood engravings, Sadao Watanabe, Norman Rockwell lithographs, M. Soyer oil, Zhoujun-Yunan School (20th c. Chinese) art, and many more fine landscapes, portraits and graphics. SCULPTURE: P.J. Mene dog bronze, Geo. Maxim “Muse Inspiring Work” cast metal statue, E. Villanis, and more.
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