MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Items from the living estate of Richard S. Ravenal – the now long-retired purveyor of Asian art and antiques and former owner of Asian Gallery in New York City – will headline a two-session auction planned for Saturday, October 2, by EstateOfMind. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Session 1, beginning at 10 am Eastern time, will feature more than 100 lots of guns, ammunition and other militaria. Session 2, starting an hour later, will be the main sale, with the Ravenal collection and other fine items from prominent local estates and collections.
Also offered will be exceptional estate jewelry and watches, original artworks ranging from Old Master paintings to mid-20th-century fare, sterling silver that includes flatware services as well as individual pieces, signed baseball memorabilia and hard-to-find baseball cards, coins and stamps, musical instruments, American furniture items from the 19th and 20th centuries, and collectibles.
Items from the Ravenal collection will feature a 13th or 14th century Chinese Ming dynasty gessoed, straw-bound mud-head of Kuan-Yin, with applique painted lacquer over straw and mud and inlaid agate eyes. It comes from a temple in northwest China and shows the influence of the Silk Route Sung/Yuan Dynasty. It is also in a remarkable state of preservation.
The watches category will feature a Patek Philippe 18K gold watch; a Tiffany & Company 18K gold watch; a C.L. Guinand 14K gold chronograph pocket watch; and a 14K gold repetition-chronograph with hunt case. Jewelry will be highlighted by a 14K gold Art Nouveau plique-a-jour necklace with diamonds and pearls, and also large 14K gold aquamarine rings.
Other jewelry offerings will include a 14K Art Nouveau dragonfly diamond, ruby, sapphire, opal and emerald brooch; a 19th century early fire opal, diamond and enameled ring; a 14K Victorian mourning ring complete with a hair locket; a set of 18K Art Deco diamond and cultured pearl earrings; and a 14K Art Deco two-carat natural sapphire brooch (unheated).
Artworks and paintings will be led by a pair of circa-1830 portraits attributed to Ammi Phillips; a Dutch Old Master painting signed Willem Van Aelst; a winter scene by Emil Carlsen; a group of works by 19th-century British painter Homer Smith; a 1950s ink and paper work by John E. Heliker; and a circa-1925 watercolor signed Norman Lindsay and titled Other Wives and Husbands.
Silver will include a circa-1960 Danish Modern flatware service for 12 by Frigast in the Princess Furhsia pattern; a circa-1960 service for 12 by Gorham in the La Scala pattern; a circa-1950 service for 12 by Lunt in the Madrigal pattern; a circa-1940 Hallmark service for eight; a Persian silver tray weighing 55 troy oz.; three 19th- or 20th-century Russian silver and gold enameled teacup saucers; a large 19th century Persian Niello silver bread tray; and a 19th century Persian repousse silver vase.
Sports collectors will be treated to a Jackie Robinson autographed photo with certificate of authenticity; a baseball signed by Mickey Mantle with certificate of authenticity; and many baseball cards, including Roy Campanella, Hank Aaron and other stars. Collectibles will include a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 comic book (1984, graded 9.0), and a Flaming Carrot comic.
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