Fine art, Asian, antiques to be featured in McInnis auction Jan. 30

Hot water kettle, London 1815, makers Rebecca Emes and Edward Barnard, 153 troy ounces, height: 16 1/2 inches. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers.

Hot water kettle, London 1815, makers Rebecca Emes and Edward Barnard, 153 troy ounces, height: 16 1/2 inches. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers.

AMESBURY, Mass. – John McInnis Auctioneers will conduct an Important January Auction at their gallery at 76 Main St. in historic downtown Amesbury. The auction will be held Sunday, Jan. 30, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern and will feature fine art, Americana, Asian, important silver, bronzes, clocks, porcelains, toys, advertising and custom furnishings.

LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

Over 500 fresh estate lots will be sold featuring property from an Exeter, N.H., estate and the estate of Natalie G. Stone of Palm Beach, Fla., and property from other local estates.

The auction will start right off with a highlight – a panoramic view of White Mountain by John W.A. Scott, (American, 1815-1907) . The signed oil on canvas painting measures 15 inches by 24 inches and carries a $3,000-$5,000 estimate.

Several bids have already been placed on Lot 5, a Louis XVI-style gilt bronze and mantel clock with two putti figures and swan decoration. The clock also features Sevres porcelain hand-painted inserts. The clock, which is 14 inches high and 20 inches wide, has a $3,000-$6,000 estimate.

Furniture highlights begin with a Massachusetts Hepplewhite reverse serpentine chest with original stylized lion brasses on French feet. The four-drawer chest, 36 3/4 inches high, 41 1/2 inches wide and 22 3/4 inches deep, has a $3,000-$6,000 estimate and has already met the $1,500 starting bid.

A sterling flatware set made by George Adams, London, 1867, has a silver gilt openwork grape and leaf design. The service for 12 includes two serving spoons and two sugar shakers. It weights 109.7 troy ounces. It has a $6,000-$9,000 estimate and the $3,000 starting bid has already been met.

Meticulously restored, a classic 1973 Volkswagen Type 2 Transporter van is ready for a camping trip. It carries a $17,000-$22,000 estimate and a reserve.

A Chinese patinated bronze censer with zoomorphic handles and marked with an archaic seal script on the base has a $1,000-$2,000 estimate. It stands 5 1/2 inches high without the stand and is 8 1/4 inches in diameter.

John McInnis Auctioneers accepts absentee and phone bidding. Friendly and experienced staffers are available to assist customers from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Eastern Monday through Friday.

Exhibition hours are Thursday, Jan. 27, through Saturday Jan. 29, from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. and auction day at 9 a.m.

John McInnis Auctioneers is conveniently located off major routes I-95 and I-495, 45 minutes north of Boston and 30 minutes south of Portland. There is plenty of parking, easy loading and delivery service will be available.

For details visit mcinnisauctions.com or call 800-822-1417.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Gorham Martele hand-hammered bowl shaped with leaf and floral edge, marked 9584, initialed 'L.I.S.', 24.6 troy ounces, length: 11 inches, height: 3 inches. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers.

Gorham Martele hand-hammered bowl shaped with leaf and floral edge, marked 9584, initialed ‘L.I.S.’, 24.6 troy ounces, length: 11 inches, height: 3 inches. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers.

John W.A. Scott (American (1815-1907) ‘White Mountain Panorama,’ signed J.W.A. Scott, oil on canvas, 15 inches x 24 inches. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers.

John W.A. Scott (American (1815-1907) ‘White Mountain Panorama,’ signed J.W.A. Scott, oil on canvas, 15 inches x 24 inches. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers.

Austrian cold-painted bronze cockerel with Franz Bergman foundry mark, height: 12 inches. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers.

Austrian cold-painted bronze cockerel with Franz Bergman foundry mark, height: 12 inches. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers.

Constantin Westchiloff (Russian American, 1877-1945) ‘Venice Lagoon,’ signed C. Westchiloff, oil on panel, 8 1/2 inches x 10 1/2 inches. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers.

Constantin Westchiloff (Russian American, 1877-1945) ‘Venice Lagoon,’ signed C. Westchiloff, oil on panel, 8 1/2 inches x 10 1/2 inches. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers.

Chinese Cantonese export ivory box, 19th century, height: 3 1/2 inches, width: 11 inches, depth: 5 inches. Estimate:  $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers.

Chinese Cantonese export ivory box, 19th century, height: 3 1/2 inches, width: 11 inches, depth: 5 inches. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of John McInnis Auctioneers.