DoneSun, Jan 23, 2005 9:00 AM EST
McKees Rocks, PA, USA
Stained Glass, Silver, and Antiquarian Books
Including the Donald M. Robinson Estate, Pittsburgh, PA, and glass and art from the Jane Oxford Collection, Centre, AL. Fine sterling includes a service for 12 by Lunt in the Modern Victorian (1941) pattern, 91 pieces of Kirk Stieff Rose pattern flatware, 14 sterling chargers, a sterling and ivory coffee pot and sterling pitcher by Tiffany & Co., a large English repousse decorated tea service, Gorham sterling candelabra and Revere bowls. Arts and Crafts highlights includes several pieces of quarter sawn oak furniture, a prairie style curved glass china cabinet, a Teco green pottery vase and a Heintz Art metal trophy shaped center bowl in bronze with sterling decoration. Art Deco highlights includes more items from Marilyn Sullivan Bonatti’s extensive Kensington Ware aluminum collection. Art glass includes a monumental cameo glass vase by Emile Galle, a Tiffany favrile vase and contemporary iridescent and paperweight vases. Other glass items include Baccarat stemware and plates and a Victorian cranberry glass hanging oil lamp. Several outstanding examples of stained glass from churches in Ohio include a large Munich School style window depicting the Three Wise Men, c. 1920 windows depicting St. Theresa of Lisieux, St. Anthony of Padua with the Christ Child, a Crucifixion scene, and a scene of Cherubim. Also included is a pair of Arts and Crafts beveled clear glass windows. Unusual furniture items include a massive Empire style sideboard, a Venetian style gilt mirror and an elaborate Victorian wicker rocker. The auction includes a wide cross section of Asian items including porcelain, jades, lacquer and metalwear. The auction includes a wide cross section of Asian items including porcelain, jades, lacquer and metalwear. Art highlights include a Herbert Royle landscape, Native American oil on canvas by Troy Denton, a Leon Richet floral oil, Tony Couch watercolors, A. Vollon floral oil, Bernard Buffet signed litho, modern Israeli art, and sculptures and graphics. Antiquarian books include “Huckleberry Finn” 1st edition, 1885 (with the Karl Gerhardt heliogravure frontispiece of Twain); “Narratives of Indian Captivities” by John Leeth, Robert Eastburn, & Nehemiah How; “True Tales of the Plains,” by Buffalo Bill Cody and “Memories of Buffalo Bill by His Wife,” by Louisa Frederici Cody and “Last of the Great Scouts Life Story of Col. WF Cody, as told by his sister;” many other books on western topics, etc.