Alderfer to auction fine art collection, jewelry, 18K Patek Philippe watch

Marine painting by Bennett Bradbury titled 'The Big Sur,' est. $3,000-$5,000. Richard E. and Elisabeth S. Poole Collection

Marine painting by Bennett Bradbury titled ‘The Big Sur,’ est. $3,000-$5,000. Richard E. and Elisabeth S. Poole Collection

HATFIELD, Pa. – The Richard E. and Elisabeth Poole collection will be offered by Alderfer Auction on August 21-22, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers. More than 100 pieces of fine art and designer jewelry from the collection will be included over the two days of selling, which also will incorporate Alderfer’s live and online Collector’s Auction.

The artworks amassed by the Pooles are primarily by well-known local and East Coast artists such as Christopher H. Shearer, Charles Gruppe, Carl Weber, Bennett Bradbury, Edmund Darch Lewis and George McConnell. Sapphires, diamonds, gemstones and pearls complete the 14K gold pins, earrings, bracelets and rings in this fine collection.

Landscape by Edmund Darch Lewis titled 'Old Bridge on the Brandywine,' est. $2,000-$3,000

Landscape by Edmund Darch Lewis titled ‘Old Bridge on the Brandywine,’ est. $2,000-$3,000

The live and online Collector’s Auction will take place on Day 2 of the event, starting at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The auction is filled with fine curations of vehicles, art, antiques, furnishings, decorative accessories and jewelry selected by Alderfer’s team of professionals.

Vibrant colors of fine Japanese porcelain, featuring portions of The Drick-Messing published collection, compose the 70 pieces in this auction. Showcased are rare and extraordinary makings of Imari, Kutani, Sumida Gawa, Fukugawa and Hirado porcelain.

The jewelry and timepieces make statements with an 18K gold Patek Philippe Calatrava, Ladies 18K Tiffany and Co., and 14K repeater pocket watch.

Patek Philippe Calatrava, 18K gold with porcelain dial and Roman numerals, est. $6,000-$10,000

Period furniture, Stickley mission oak, tiger maple step-back and corner cupboards offer great appeal, while modern furniture attributed to Paul Mc Cobb also awaits a discerning buyer.

Alderfer Auction’s roots in Bucks County Impressionism are reflected in the fine art of Ranulph Bye, Christopher Willett, Walter E. Baum, Mildred Gehman, Christopher H. Shearer and Bennett Bradbury.  The regional appeal continues with the 15-piece collection of sculpture from the Philadelphia artist Joseph Greenberg. His two most notable works are the granite bear and cub in the Philadelphia Zoo and his magnum opus being in the Symbol of Progress, a 60-foot sculpture in the heart of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Fine Art from the Collector’s Auction continues with world-renowned artists including Auguste Rodin, Georges Omerth, and Luigii Settani.

Vehicles include a rare 1965 Willys Jeep FC-150 Forward Control 4WD with stake body, low-mileage 1999 Jaguar XK8 with only 29,856 original miles, and a fun 1993
Nissan 240SX Convertible.