Rare Americana abounds at Jeffrey Evans auction Nov. 15-16

Important Pittsburgh cut-glass mantel ornament bearing George Washington sulphide. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will conduct their 37th Semiannual Americana and Fine Antiques Auction on Nov. 15 and 16. The two-day event features historic property from estates and collections in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Texas, Connecticut, Georgia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio, plus museum deaccessions, including material from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Session I, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time Friday, Nov. 15, will feature an excellent selection of 18th and 19th century glass, lighting and ceramics. Highlights include an important Bakewell, Page & Bakewell cut-glass mantel ornament with George Washington sulphide bust (above), circa 1825, one of only two recorded cut examples, a newly discovered and unrecorded specimen; a cut-glass presentation compote with finely engraved steam train, circa 1860, probably C. Dorflinger; a rare cut-overlay five-piece garniture set with 1848 New Jersey wedding provenance; rare blown three-mold articles; early lighting devices; colored candlesticks and vases; rare pressed lacy glass; flint Early American Pattern Glass; and an extensive selection of Staffordshire transferware including many rare American historical views.

One of a pair of Sturtevant Hamblin-attributed portraits of a brother and sister. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Session II, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday, Nov. 16, will include the firm’s usual fine selection of rare Virginia and other Southern material; 18th and  19th century formal and country furniture; American fine and decorative arts; folk pottery; 19th century coin silver; Shenandoah Valley and other folk art; a fine selection of late 18th/early 19th century English ceramic figures; Shenandoah Valley and other long rifles; early quilts and other textiles; Native American material; and outsider art.

Navajo Late Classic Second Phase woman’s chief’s wearing blanket. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Highlights in the Saturday session include important American and Georgian silver from the estate of Commander Buryl and Nelwyn Kay, McLean, Va.; an exciting group of American folk art from the collection of Jean and Robert Vogel, featuring fraktur, painted furniture, textiles and ceramics; and an excellent selection of American needlework from the collection of Helen Sutton of Dallas, Taxas. Noteworthy objects include a fine pair of portraits of brother and sister from a Bath, Maine, family, attributed to Sturtevant Hamblin; an exceptional Stirewalt family, New Market, Virginia, paint-decorated yellow pine diminutive box; a rare Jacob Fry, Woodstock, Virginia inlaid cherry tall-case clock; a Paul Revere Jr. silver cream jug/pot; a Myer Myers silver sauceboat; a Navajo Late Classic Second Phase women’s chief’s wearing blanket; an Abraham Lincoln White House Limoges porcelain dinner plate; a Thomas Moran view of New York Harbor; a Charles Burton profile portrait of a girl; and much more.

Abraham Lincoln White House dinner plate. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Company president Jeffrey S. Evans commented, “We are very excited to bring such an outstanding group of fresh material to the market for this auction, much of which has resided in long-term collections or descended directly in the families of the original owners. Our varied offerings of American and Southern material are especially strong and provide numerous unique buying opportunities for collectors of all levels.”

Paul Revere Jr. silver cream jug. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

For details contact Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates at info@jeffreysevans.com or 540.434.3939.