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291: Watercolor on paper signed M. Phillips,
280: Oil on canvas signed John Sloan lower le270: Oil on board signed Dox Thrash (American
Lambertville, NJ, United States
DoneFri, Oct 3, 2003 6:00 PM UTC

333 Auctions General and Estate Sale

333 Auctions proudly presents an over 800 lot sale beginning at 4:00 p.m on Friday. and concluding on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. 333 Auctions captured the title of the year's Best Auction House in Philadelphia Magazine.

Friday’s offerings feature additional property from the private collector whose Famille Rose urns set a record in June. An exquisite and massive Famille Rose bowl and a pair of Famille Rose garden seats are amazing examples of this new grouping. Artwork is being offered both days of the auction, the most important on Friday. Featured are Thomas Hart Benton, John Sloan, Marie Laurencin, Dox Thrash, Harry Roseland, Harrison Fisher, Walter Baum and Lloyd Ney and photographers Coburn, Abbott, and Alfred Steiglitz.

Important furniture includes a William and Mary walnut chest on stand, George III mahogany bookcase and tallcase clock , a fine selection of Arts and Crafts furniture and over a dozen high-quality oriental rugs and tapestries. Sterling and porcelain items include Tiffany, Jensen, Gorham, Royal Crown Derby, Limoges and Meissen.

The Saturday session begins with the contents of a private summer hunting lodge that is being offered for the first time – entirely unreserved! An impressive piece from this estate is a baby grand Yamaha G4 piano and a 9 foot pool table custom-made by V. Lauria & Sons in New York. Ephemera at the auction includes early 20th century sheet music relating to war, aeronautics and Lindbergh, black memorabilia and films. Hood ornaments, vintage toys including Steiff and Disney, Barbies, an d Kewpies. There’s a large collection of crocks and stoneware, canes, Asian and Russian decorative arts, and even a “Black Bart” slot machine, complete with service and owner’s manual. Nor have fashion and jewelry lovers been neglected. The Saturday auction features over 50 lots of designer costume jewelry, Victorian pieces, Deco and bakelite, belts by Hermes and others and vintage bags.