Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Detroit, MI, United States
DoneFri, Apr 15, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
DuMouchelles April 15th Auction
April's evening auction commences with a fine collection of 19th and 20th Century Clocks, including a Banjo Clock retailed by Tiffany & Co. that is decorated with a Constitution vs. HMS Guerriere battle scene, a Brass Skeleton Clock, c. 1850, and a Walter H. Durfee Mahogany Federal Style Banjo Clock, c. 1878. The sale continues on with Chinese Decorative Objects, featuring a Carved Ivory Tower and a Carved Ivory Chess Set, as well as a Carved Hardstone Seated Buddha. Also being offered are over 60 lots of Fine Art including a Pastel & Pencil piece depicting Raggedy Ann & Andy? by Johnny Gruelle (American, 1880-1938), a Watercolor & Ink by Hal Foster (American, 1892-1982) and an Ink Drawing of Winnie the Pooh by Ernest Howard Shepard (English, 1879-1976). Ten lots of Signatures and Autographs by such figures as Jane Seymour (1508-1537), a Presidential Document signed by Theodore Roosevelt & William Howard Taft and a John Jacob Astor Signed Letter, dated March, 11, 1802, are also being showcased on Friday Night as well as 50 lots of fine jewelry including Tahitian Pearls, a Natural Carved Ruby, unmounted, totaling 54.88 cts and a lovely set including a Bracelet, Earrings and Ring with 4.00 cts of Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds and Diamonds.