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English silversmith Edward Vincent produced this George II teapot and stand in 1731. It has a $5,000-$7,000 estimate. Image courtesy Wiederseim Associates.

Wiederseim’s June 20 auction recalls 1881 shipwreck rescue

English silversmith Edward Vincent produced this George II teapot and stand in 1731. It has a $5,000-$7,000 estimate. Image courtesy Wiederseim Associates.
English silversmith Edward Vincent produced this George II teapot and stand in 1731. It has a $5,000-$7,000 estimate. Image courtesy Wiederseim Associates.

CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa. – Estate items from Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Georgia will be featured in Wiederseim Associates’ auction Saturday, June 20. In addition to fine antiques the sale will include 125 paintings, many by listed artists. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Among the most intriguing items in the sale is an English silver pocket watch “presented by the Government of Canada to Mr. John R. Styles, Light Keeper at Grindstone Island in Recognition of His Humane and Gallant Exertions in the Rescue of the Crew of the Brigantine ‘Annie Bogart’ of Digby, Nova Scotia on the 22nd December 1881.” Made by Sam Buckley & Co., London the watch has a hunter case. It carries at $3,000-$4,000 estimate.

A fine George II teapot on stand bears the marks of silversmith Edward Vincent, 1731. Estimated at $5,000-$7,000, it stands 12 1/2 inches high and 10 inches wide and has an engraved armorial crest.

Furniture is highlighted by a Federal inlaid mahogany sideboard, circa 1790, which has a D-shape top and square tapered legs with banded cuffs. It has a $10,000-$12,000 estimate.

From the late 19th century is a finely carved three-piece parlor set consisting of a settee, armchair and side chair. The settee is 55 inches high, 47 inches wide and 25 1/2 inches deep. The set has a $4,000-$5,000 estimate.

A large oil on canvas winter landscape signed John R. Peirce (1900-1970) probably depicts French Creek near the artist’s home in Kimberton, Pa. The painting measures 26 by 29 inches and has a $2,500-$3,500 estimate.

Ceramics include a pair of Staffordshire figures, whippets holding game. The dogs stand 11 1/4 inches high. Circa 1860, the pair has a $1,000-$1,600.

The auction will be conducted at Griffith Hall, Ludwig’s Corner Fire Company, 1325 Pottstown Pike (State Route 100), near Glenmoore, Pa. Previews will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. until the 9 a.m. start of the sale. For details phone Ted Wiederseim at 610-827-1910.

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


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


The Federal inlaid mahogany sideboard is 65 3/4 inches wide. It has a $10,000-$12,000 estimate. Image courtesy Wiederseim Associates.
The Federal inlaid mahogany sideboard is 65 3/4 inches wide. It has a $10,000-$12,000 estimate. Image courtesy Wiederseim Associates.
Pennsylvania artist and illustrator John R. Peirce dated this oil on canvas painting ‘40.' Image courtesy Wiederseim Associates.
Pennsylvania artist and illustrator John R. Peirce dated this oil on canvas painting ‘40.’ Image courtesy Wiederseim Associates.
All three pieces of this heavily carved parlor set stand 4 feet or higher. Dating to the late 19th century, the set is estimated at $4,000-$5,000. Image courtesy Wiederseim Associates.
All three pieces of this heavily carved parlor set stand 4 feet or higher. Dating to the late 19th century, the set is estimated at $4,000-$5,000. Image courtesy Wiederseim Associates.