Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Detroit, MI, United States
DoneSat, Apr 16, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
DuMouchelles April 16th Auction
The Saturday sale opens with a collection of Baltimore repousse sterling silver by the enduring house of silversmiths A. Jacobi, Jacobi & Jenkins, and Jenkins & Jenkins. This private collection comprises tea and coffee sets, candlesticks, vases, bowls, platters, and flatware over 90 lots. Additionally from various private collectors: Royal Worcester Dr. Wall porcelain; a Continental ivory triptych depicting the knighting of Sir Francis Drake; Lalique, Baccarat and Daum crystal pieces; International, Gorham and Towle sterling flatware services and a Gorham sterling tea and coffee set with matching sterling tray; a set of fore-edge painted books, Dante's "Divina Commedia", c. 1808; a unique French sulphide scent bottle featuring Napoleon, Marie Louise and their son depicted in portrait; designer purses by Judith Leiber and Prada; fine jewelry, including wristwatches by Patek Philippe, Corum, and circa 1940 Rolex; American Indian basketry, pottery and jewelry; Chinese porcelains and jade carvings; and a variety of oriental rugs including a lovely Nain wool and silk carpet at an impressive 26' x 16'.