Cordier Auctions has all that glitters in Nov. 10-11 sale
The 872-lot auction will be held in the company’s new auction house located at 1500 Paxton St. in Harrisburg beginning at 11 a.m. EST.
Saturday’s sale is slated to offer books and paper, collectibles, toys, jewelry, silver, porcelain and glass. A collection of Pennsylvania governor’s signatures will be a highlight of books and paper. The collection includes documents signed by 61 governors from provincial to modern, all professionally framed in identical frames, and features such notables as William Markham, Thomas and John Penn, and Benjamin Franklin. The archive of a Purina salesman from Harrisburg also be offered. The archive includes promotional items and sales awards including a Victrola presented by Henry Ford.
Collectibles will offer a wide variety of items from Masonic collectibles and a traveling mortician’s kit to samplers and a German singing bird automaton. Of note will be an antique jumbo dice wheel by H.C. Evans of Chicago. Standing 89 inches high, the wheel includes its original shipping crate and is estimated at $2,000 to $3,000. Several banks will be offered in toys, including a Hall’s Liliput and a Stevens William Tell, as will pressed steel and cast-iron trucks including Structo, Hubley, Marx and Buddy L.
Two vehicles will be offered in Saturday’s session including a 1925 Ford Model T “C” cab pickup truck. The truck underwent a restoration/modification in 2003 and is estimated at $5,000 to $10,000. An Arrow Development amusement park ride car will also be offered. The car is styled after a Model T type touring sedan and was decommissioned from the Hersheypark Turnpike ride in 1974. It is estimated at $3,000 to $5,000.
Over 50 lots of silver will be offered including flatware sets, trays, French serving pieces and more by such companies as Stieff, Gorham and Towle. A highlight of this category will be a large 24-inch English sterling silver and carved wood nef. Hallmarked for Edwin Thomson Bryant of London circa 1891, the piece carries an estimate of $5,000 to $7,000.
Silver will be followed by over 100 lots of fine jewelry and watches. The star of jewelry is set to a figural diamond pin in the form of a sword. Featuring 4.74 total carats of clear, yellow and brown natural diamonds set in 18K gold and platinum, the pin is estimated at $3,000 to $6,000. Among gemstone jewelry will be an 11.9-carat ruby and diamond ring as well as a circa 1840 George IV gold cannetille necklace set with foiled topaz stones (both estimated at $1,000 to $2,000). Watches will feature a man’s 18K Omega Constellation wristwatch estimated at $2,000 to $4,000. Among Native American and Mexican jewelry will be six squash blossom necklaces.
Saturday’s session will conclude with porcelain and glass. Highlights among porcelain include a pair of signed Sevres covered urns (estimate: $1,000 to $2,000) and a Rosenthal fine silver overlay vase (estimate: $600 to $800). Numerous dinner services will be offered including Limoges, Mikasa, Lenox, Portmeirion, Haviland, Rosenthal, Royal Doulton and Spode. To complement the dinner sets will be crystal stemware including a 32-piece set of Lalique Phalsbourgh (estimate $1,000 to $2,000) and several lots of Hawkes Delft Diamond.
Sunday’s session will include furniture and rugs, Asian arts, clocks, lighting. In addition to antique furniture, contemporary fine furniture will be represented by such names as Henkel Harris, Henredon, Kindel, Stickley and Councill Craftsmen. Of note are two lots of Kindel Winterthur Reproduction furniture including a pair of low boys (estimate $1,000 to $2,000) and a bombe chest (estimate $1,500 to $3,000). Of note among modern furniture is a pair of Barcelona chairs (estimate $2,000 to $3,000) and a pair of James Mont slipper chairs (estimate $600 to $800). Over 30 lots of Persian rugs will be offered, from room size to scatter, including an antique Turkish Ushak room-size and a Persian Kashan room-size.
Over 140 lots of Asian arts including a Chinese Qing Dynasty blue dragon robe. Couched with metallic gold threads of dragons amid clouds and auspicious symbols with a lishui border and sea wave design on the bottom hem, the robe is estimated $4,000 to $6,000. Other lots of note include a 20-inch Chinese ivory carving of Quan Yin (estimate $1,000 to $2,000) and an 18th century Chinese bronze Shakyamuni Buddha (estimate $500 to $1,000). Asian arts will also feature porcelain, cinnabar, jade, cloisonné and champlevé.
Over 120 lots of fine art including paintings, bronzes, and prints. Cordier Auctions will be offering a newly discovered painting by artist Paul Feiler (German/English, B. 1918), a prominent member of the St. Ives School of art. Titled Cornish Landscape, the painting is set to be a star lot of the sale with an estimate of $10,000 to $20,000. Also to be offered will be a wildlife painting of deer entitled Early Morning by well-known artist John Clymer (American, 1907-1989) (estimate $10,000 to $15,000). Other artists of note include John Tupa, Kay WalkingStick, Joshua Neustein and Annie M. Snyder. Among prints will be lots by Erte, Audubon, Dali, Peter Max, John Lennon and Anthony Quinn.
Sunday’s auction will conclude with clocks and lighting. Clocks will offer four tall cases including a Hershede nine-tube, an Isaac Thomas (Chester County) and a Morbier. A highlight among mantel clocks is an Ansonia Music & Poetry (estimate $800 to $1,200). Lighting will offer six chandeliers including three Baccarat Zenith, one 48-light (estimate $25,000 to $50,000) and two 12-light. Also of note is a pair of single-arm Argand lamps (estimate $800 to $1,000).
Questions can be directed to Cordier Auctions & Appraisals at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 717-731-8662.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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