Leland Little auction May 6 laden with sterling, coin silver

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Five-piece Gorham ‘Plymouth’ sterling silver tea and coffee set with silver-plated tray, 52.25 troy ounces. Leland Little Auctions image


HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Leland Little Auctions will disperse the extensive collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Henderson of New Bern, N.C., on Saturday, May 6. The 400-lot auction is highlighted by dozens of sterling and coin silver items and complemented by additional high-quality antiques and collectibles. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

A highlight of the sterling silver items is a Gorham tea and coffee set in the Plymouth line (above). The five-piece service including a coffeepot, teapot, creamer, sugar bowl with cover and open waste bowl. Each piece has a period “S” monogram. Included is an English silver-plated tray with matching monogram.

An item of regional interest is a late 18th century map of the southern United States by Rigobert Bonne titled Carte De La Partie Sud Des Etats Unis De L’ Amerique De Septentrionale. The copperplate engraving with outline color has many familiar locales noted with odd and quaint spellings.


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French map of the southern United States, circa 1780, copperplate engraving with outline color, approximately 15 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches. Leland Little Auctions image


Decorative porcelain items include a charming Meissen figure of a girl and a goat, produced in the first quarter of the 20th century. The group, which measures 6 inches by 4 1/2 inches, was originally modeled in 1785.


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Meissen porcelain group, first quarter 20th century, underglaze blue crossed swords mark and hand-inscribed H81. Leland Little Auctions image


Two vintage watches are included in the sale; one a 14K Jules Jurgensen ladies’ watch, the other a tank watch marked “must de Cartier” (below).


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Tank watch signed ‘must de Cartier,’ vermeil case stamped ‘Cartier Paris 925 Argenti / Plaque OR G 20M / Swiss / 3 105768,’ with a black crocodile band. Leland Little Auctions image


Among the many pieces of fine period furniture in the catalog is a late 18th century George III mahogany inlaid chest of drawers.