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DoneMon, Jun 2, 2014 10:00 PM GMT

James Amster, silver & Asian auction

Featuring an important sale with the collection of noted Manhattan Interior decorator & antique dealer James (Jimmy) Amster at its center James Amster was the creator of "Amster Yard", an artist community enclave of apartments and offices located on East 49th St. whose tenants included Isamu Noguchi. In addition there are quality additions from several Hudson Valley estates including an important collection of silver, fine art, furniture & a great selection of mid Century modern. Furniture to include fine antiques as well as mid Century modern including pieces by Ed Wormley, Dunbar, Paul McCobb, Maitland-Smith & Harvey Probber. Important estate silver including a magnificent Martele sterling bowl by Gorham, a large set of Versailles pattern flatware by Gorham, large set Francis I flatware by Reed & Barton, as well as additional flatware, hollowware & serving pieces by Gorham, Tiffany, Black Starr, Cartier & more. Art, oils, watercolors, etchings & litho?s include works by J.C. Ibbetson, Abraham Pether, Jan Walraven, Piet Mondriaan, Charles Thornely, Harrington Fitzgerald, Leslie Smythe, Harold Sterner, Luther van Gorder, de Toulouse-Lautrec, Marcel Vertes, Benito Quinquela Martin & more. Noteworthy as well are a pair of Venetian terra cotta figures inlaid with seashells, a pair 18th C. tole paint decorated figural planters, a pre-Aztec wood cup from Edwin Allan Lightner, former Ambassador to Libya, grand tour arc d? Triomphe, pair large Mettlach cameo plaques, Bru porcelain doll, Minton Majolica & Parian, bronze lamps, medallions (purple heart), 5 early Icons, bronze figure by Charles Anfrie, a large eye dazzler Navajo blanket & more. Asian & Persian includes several Chinese watercolors, bronze Buddha?s, painted miniatures, Silver, fine porcelain, two fine Chinese porcelain plaques, fines silk rug & more. Folk includes several pieces of furniture, weathervanes, crocks, decoys, fabrics & more. Please visit our company website for additional images & info.