Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Detroit, MI, United States
DoneSat, Dec 11, 2010 4:00 PM GMT
DuMouchelles December 11th Auction
The Saturday sale offers a variety of beautifully crafted Victorian and art nouveau sterling silver by Tiffany & Co., Wood & Hughes, Mauser & Co., Howard & Co., and others, as well as contemporary flatware sets, and a tea and coffee set with tray by Gorham. Select items from the Estate of Phyllis and Ralph Borin, Birmingham, Mich., including Chinese export porcelain, antique portrait miniatures, designer handbags and jewelry by Judith Leiber, Chanel, and Fendi, a George III silver pocket watch with tortoise case, as well as custom-made furnishings designed by architect Irving Tobocman. From the Estate of Norina Simon, Grosse Pointe Shores, antique Meissen and Dresden porcelain, a Regina floor style music box, Pre-Columbian pottery, Kerman rugs and fine jewelry. Additionally, from various private collectors: an Andy Warhol lithograph; bronze sculptures after Chiparus; an antique French three-tier fountain; Chinese jade and Japanese ivory carvings; Pewabic pottery; oriental rugs and carpets. And of special interest, an 1882 salesman's sample book signed by President Chester Arthur, Robert Todd Lincoln, Gen. William T. Sherman, Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as members of the cabinet and various foreign dignitaries, together with a copy of the actual book, OUR WILD INDIANS by Col. Richard Dodge, 1882.