Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Elgin, IL, United States
DoneSun, Jun 27, 2004 2:00 PM GMT
19th & 20th Century Antiques & Collectibles
WE DO NOT ACCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS: We are happy and proud to have been chosen to auction the estate of Frances Stewart Higgins. Mrs. Higgins and her late husband Michael were well known in the collector circles for their unique art glass that they had been producing since about the time they were wed in 1948. They experimented in areas no other glassmakers had and through a succession of “controlled accidents” they came upon a handcrafted glass like no other. Within a couple of years they were having a hard time keeping up with the demand for their work. Marshall Field, Bloomingdale’s and Georg Jensen were just a few of their retailers. We are offering close to three hundred pieces of art glass from their own private collection. Many of the pieces had been illustrated in a reference book by Donald-Brian Johnson and Leslie Pina titled Higgins Adventures in Glass. Their tastes in other collectibles varied greatly. Also being offered from her estate is a large selection of Santos sculptures, Native American pottery and baskets, glass and pottery antiquities, art glass from other well known makers and a collection of primitive kitchen ware and accessories. U.S. COINS: To include gold coins, silver dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes and more. U.S. large and small size notes National currency, Federal Reserve Notes, silver and gold certificates and more. STAMPS: To include United States, Great Britain, British Empire & Commonwealth, Australia, Canada, Israel, Poland, Czechoslovakia, United Nations, Vatican City, Italy and more. Coin & Stamp catalogue is available at our website. For more information contact Charles Jackson. FURNITURE: Victorian settee, table, chairs, washstand, foot rests and hall tree, Pair of Danish armchairs designed by Hans J. Wegner and made by Carl Hansen & Son, Black Walnut armchair and ottoman designed by Sam Maloof, Italian style secretaire bookcase, Louis XVI and Federal style armchairs, bakers rack, ice cream set, barristers bookcase, 19th century Windsor style chairs, English tavern table, 19th century country style side table, Baker lamp table, country French style dining set, cast iron patio set, Georgian mahogany bedroom and dining sets, Carolean dining set, entertainment centers, 18th century drop leaf table, longcase clocks, Louis XV style vitrine, country style maple dining set, mother-of-pearl and ivory inlay chests, 19th & 20th CENTURY OILS, WATERCOLORS AND PRINTS: Pietro Gabrini, A. Mougg, A.L. Menpes, Albert Sterner, A. Menzel, A. Legros, E. Frattini, M. Pereria, T. F. Simon, H.A. Webster, R.H. Palenski, Noel Daggett, C. Ball, Margo Hoff, Cornet, Ted Kurahara, Saito Kiyoshi, STERLING SILVER AND SIVLERPLATE: Flatware, bowls, shakers, candelabra, serving trays, tea and coffee services ART GLASS: Michael and Frances Higgins, Frances Stewart, Mark Peiser, Josh Simpson, Labina, Loetz, Leerdam Meydam, Robert Barber, Ispen POTTERY AND PORCELAIN: Staffordshire, Hutschenreuther, Belleek, Limoges, Mettlach, Roseville, R. Ginstrom, Arnow, Don Johns, Jane Peiser, Pond Farm, Bennington, Jugtown ware, Maria, Rude Osolnik, pre-Columbian and African, Sets of dinnerware by Furnivals, Noritake, Royal Worcester, Wedgwood and Crown Staffordshire MISCELLANEOUS: European and Oriental carved ivory; Victor Novelty Works slot machine; Vincente Llinares hurdy gurdy; Boehm; Lladros; Royal Doulton figures and character jugs; Hummel figures, plates and collector bells; Bing & Grondahl and Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates; Le Coultre Atmos clock; cloisonne; chenets; Santos figures; Longaberger baskets (over 100); cut glass bowls, cruets and stemware; books; mantel and wall clocks; primitive kitchen utensils: apple peelers and cherry pitters, butter churn; steins; Pima baskets; concrete garden figures Landers Frary & Clark, coffee grinder; tin wind-up toys, jewelry.