Leslie Hindman to sell Chicago-sourced treasures Oct. 4-5

London silversmiths Storr & Mortimer crafted this George IV hot water kettle on stand in 1827. The body is decorated in floral repousse and engraved armorial crests. The kettle weighs 139 troy ounces. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Inc.

London silversmiths Storr & Mortimer crafted this George IV hot water kettle on stand in 1827. The body is decorated in floral repousse and engraved armorial crests. The kettle weighs 139 troy ounces. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Inc.

CHICAGO – More than 1,200 lots, many offered from prominent Chicago estates and collectors, will be sold at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Oct. 4-5 sale of fine furniture and decorative arts. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The sale features a strong silver collection, which includes numerous American and Continental examples. A George IV hot water kettle made by Paul Storr is expected to sell for $8,000 to $12,000, as is a George III well and tree platter. Other Georgian water kettles, salvers and trays are estimated between $3,000 and $6,000, and flatware sets by Georg Jensen and Emile Puiforcat are expected to make $12,000 to $18,000. Chicago’s silversmiths of the early 20th century were integral to the Arts and Crafts movement in America, and the auction highlights 26 examples by such notable practitioners as the Kalo, Volund and Art Silver shops.

Contemporary art glass, consigned by Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art to benefit future acquisitions, is expected to realize strong prices after the highly successful sale of the first half of the collection earlier this year. This session, taking place on the second day of the sale, includes nearly 70 lots by artists Harvey Littleton, Kyohei Fujita, Mark Peiser, Michael Glancy and others.

Property from several personal collections and estates begins with 31 lots of Daum and Gallé cameo glass from the Patricia J. Gottschalk Trust, Northfield, Ill. The collection was purchased during the 1930s at flea markets in and around Paris by the consignor’s grandmother.

Fred J. Funk Jr. of Elgin, Ill., was an avid collector and over many years acquired an extensive collection of silhouettes by cutters August Edouart, Martha Ann Honeywell, Seymour Lindsey and many others. A selection of 12 Sandwich Glass Co. lamps from Funk’s collection will also be sold, including an example measuring 28 1/2 inches high.

Among the Japanese works of art offered from the estate of Nancy S. Blakeslee, Barrington, Ill., are more than 50 lots of tsuba, fuchi-kashira, menuki and other sword fittings. A pair of 14th-15th century Ezo menuki depicting insects is estimated at $1,500 to $2,000, and a Shimizu Jingo tsuba of mokko form is estimated at $2,000 to $3,000.

Other Asian works of art, including a large Meiji ivory figure of a man with three boys estimated at $3,000 to $5,000, come from personal collections.

Property from various other estates and private collections, English and Continental furniture, and decorative arts will be sold during the two-day auction. All lots will be on exhibition for preview Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 at 1338 W. Lake St.

The auction will begin Sunday at 11 a.m. Central and resume Monday at noon Central.

For more information, contact Andrew Lick at 312-280-1212.

View the fully illustrated catalogs and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Click here to view Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ complete catalog.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Demetre H. Chiparus (Romanian, 1886-1947) created ‘Danseurs Russes' in cold painted bronze and ivory. Raised on a stone plinth, the taller dancer stands 25 inches high. The estimate is $60,000-$80,000. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Inc.

Demetre H. Chiparus (Romanian, 1886-1947) created ‘Danseurs Russes’ in cold painted bronze and ivory. Raised on a stone plinth, the taller dancer stands 25 inches high. The estimate is $60,000-$80,000. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Inc.


French sculptor Emile Louis Picault (1833-1915) created this 29 1/2-inch-high statue depicting an Egyptian scribe holding a stylus and a canopic jar. The figure is gilt bronze on a marble base. It has a $30,000-$50,000 estimate. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Inc.

French sculptor Emile Louis Picault (1833-1915) created this 29 1/2-inch-high statue depicting an Egyptian scribe holding a stylus and a canopic jar. The figure is gilt bronze on a marble base. It has a $30,000-$50,000 estimate. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Inc.


The Emile Puiforcat silver flatware service in Leslie Hindman's auction has a total of 91 pieces. It lacks four teaspoons for a complete service for 10. It has a $12,000-$18,000 estimate. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Inc.

The Emile Puiforcat silver flatware service in Leslie Hindman’s auction has a total of 91 pieces. It lacks four teaspoons for a complete service for 10. It has a $12,000-$18,000 estimate. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Inc.


This mahogany sideboard having a banded serpentine top hails from Massachusetts. It measures an ample 80 inches wide, 40 inches tall and 23 inches deep. The estimate runs $5,000-$7,000.

This mahogany sideboard having a banded serpentine top hails from Massachusetts. It measures an ample 80 inches wide, 40 inches tall and 23 inches deep. The estimate runs $5,000-$7,000.