Enterprise cast-iron No. 216 coffee grinder
CINCINNATI — Examples of the country store floor-standing coffee grinder made by the Enterprise Manufacturing Co. of Philadelphia survive in some numbers. But few model 216 grinders can rival this one for condition.
Retaining almost all of its original red, blue, black and gold painted surface and decals — the auctioneer estimates 92% remains — it also has its slide-out drawer, and the original brochure dated 1898. The estimate for the 5ft 8in high grinder is $2,000-$3,000 as part of Main Auction Galleries’ Saturday, September 9 Premier Sale.
Curtis Jere brass Raindrops mirror
LOS ANGELES — As well as being effortlessly chic, the early productions of the Curtis Jere metalwork company were made with a social conscience. The company name was a compound of artists Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, who founded the business in 1963 with the aim of producing “gallery-quality art for the masses.”
Elle Décor magazine later recalled: “Under Freiler’s meticulous direction, the workers — a number of whom were minorities or disabled — sheared, crimped, torched and welded brass, copper and other metals before coating them with luminous patinas … Today those pieces are attracting the admiration of leading dealers in vintage chic.” This 2ft 4in diameter Raindrops mirror from the 1970s will be offered as part of the DTLA Collections & Estates auction at Andrew Jones Auctions on Wednesday, September 13. It is estimated at $700–$900.
Victorian Crimean War commemorative center table
STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET, U.K. – This Victorian rosewood and specimen-inlaid center table is a commemorative piece, made to mark the end of the Crimean War. The radiating veneers to the circular top each carry a letter creating the inscription “1856 May England and France Remain United.”
The Crimean War was brought to an end through the Treaty of Paris, signed by the Russian Empire and an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, the United Kingdom, France and the Kingdom of Sardinia. The table has an estimate of £1,000-£2,000, or about $1,200-$2,500 as part of the Fine Interiors sale at Sworders on Tuesday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 6.
Art Deco diamond, jade and enamel brooch
CHICAGO — The Tuesday, September 12 Important Jewelry auction at Hindman includes this Art Deco diamond, jade, cabochon emerald and enamel brooch mounted in platinum. Estimated at $10,000-$15,000, it comes from the personal collection of the award-winning jewelry designer Evelyn Clothier, who was known for her Art Nouveau–inspired designs.
The auction house sold four other brooches from Clothier in 2022.