CLINTONDALE, N.Y. – Seasonally appropriate lots in the Monday, December 11 sale at Kensington Estate Auction include a scarce example of Moorcroft pottery from the late 1920s or early 1930s. This bowl, decorated with one of the firm’s Art Deco-influenced fish designs, stands out for the message lettered around the rim. A quote from Peter Pan author James Barrie, it reads, God Has Given Us Memory So We May Have Roses in December. Made in several color variants, this example, in tones of blue and gray, is estimated at $600-$900.
An early 20th-century German figural candy container in the form of a belsnickle Santa Claus is estimated at $400-$800. Standing a substantial 19in high, Santa is made predominantly of papier-mache and molded cardboard, with his red and white outfit fashioned from fur and felt. The words Made in Germany appear at the base of his left boot.
The top-estimated lot in the sale is a handsome late 19th-century American weathervane rendered in gilt copper and cast iron in the full-bodied form of a cow. An impressive 2ft 2in across, it comes from an estate in Burlington, Vermont and has an estimate of $1,000-$3,000.
Estimated at $1,000-$2,000 is an early 19th-century terrestrial library globe on a mahogany stand. The circular cartouche to the paper gores read: The New Twelve Inch British Terrestrial Globe Representing the Accurate Positions of the Principal Known Places of the Earth from the Discoveries of Captain Cook Subsequent Circumnavigators of the Present Period with addition AD 1800. Probably made by the well-known Holborn, London instrument maker W. S. Jones, it has been consigned in unrestored estate condition.