Wm. Bunch to auction fine estate and collector consignments Aug. 2

Miniature decorated 'Good Boy' folk art bucket. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.

Miniature decorated ‘Good Boy’ folk art bucket. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.

CHADDS FORD, Pa. – William H. Bunch brings a broad array of fine and decorative art and collector’s items to the auction marketplace on Aug. 2, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com.

A large selection of toys, Halloween collectibles, mechanical banks and other novelties includes such highlights as a Hall’s Excelsior bank, Eagle and Eaglets mechanical bank, dolls by Armand Marseilles and other premier manufacturers; a Mills Eagle slot machine, AMI coin-operated chrome jukebox, Gunthermann “Flippo” tin windup dog, Issmayer tin litho train station and a rare Maggie and Jiggs tin windup toy. There are many other desirable toys by Lehmann, Marx, Meier, Bing and Kenton, with a nice selection of Disney character toys.

Pottery and porcelain to be auctioned includes a Rookwood Sportsmen blue pottery cigarette caddy, historical blue transferware view of Trenton Falls plate, a Weller Louwelsa vase, Hampshire Arts & Crafts vase, and other items by Limoges, Owens Pottery, Haviland and Fulper. A Paul Revere Pottery tea tile and a Gustausberg Sweden footed vase are also to be sold.

The collectibles section of the sale includes many oil lamps and miniature oil lamps, a 1959 Elvis Spearhead yearbook, papier-mache Halloween collectibles, Hubley cast-iron doorknockers, Canadian trout fishing rod, Gibson A-50 mandolin, beaded purses, 1920s beaded flapper dresses, American brilliant cut glass, Roycroft bookends, tramp art and advertising tins. Additionally, there are glass candy containers, tobacco advertising, redware, a carved-turtle spittoon, daguetteotypes, a U.S. Model 1902 “Army” officer’s sword, early Christmas ornaments, a 19th-century Pennsylvania or Kentucky long rifle, a Belgian revolver and an unmarked revolver.

Oriental rugs including Sarouks, Bokara, Kirman, and Caucasian rugs; and a Russian Olympics teddy bear prayer rug.

Silver tea and coffee services, flatware and goblets will be on hand; and jewelry includes many quality pieces such as a 14K white gold sapphire and diamond ring and an 18K yellow gold hinged bangle bracelet, 14K yellow gold necklace 5 diamonds, 14K yellow gold marquis diamond ring. Many other pieces of fine jewelry will be auctioned.

The sale also includes rare Pepsi and Coke vending machines, coolers, serving trays and dispensers from the 1940s and ’50s; Schwinn bicycles, vintage snack and vending machines, a carousel horse and other antique advertising.

The Orientalia section includes a 15th-century Ming Chinese bronze head, swords, vases, a black shell-inlaid screen, cloisonné, stoneware, sculptures and ivory.

Furniture lots range from an 18th-century Chester County (Pa.) walnut slant-front desk, Delaware Valley ladder-back chairs and other early pieces, as well as desirable mid-century and Danish Modern designs. Additionally, there is a large offering of paintings, sculptures and other artworks to suit a wide variety of tastes.

For additional information, call 610-558-1800 or email info@williambunchauctions.com.

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

 

altView the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Gold, emerald and diamond bracelet. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.

Gold, emerald and diamond bracelet. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.

1940s Coca-Cola floor model chest cooler. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.

1940s Coca-Cola floor model chest cooler. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.

Maggie and Jiggs tin wind-up toy. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.

Maggie and Jiggs tin wind-up toy. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.

Halloween candy container jack-o-lantern with top hat. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.

Halloween candy container jack-o-lantern with top hat. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.

Marie Weger painting. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.

Marie Weger painting. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.

Two-Faced Indian A.C. Williams cast-iron bank.

Two-Faced Indian A.C. Williams cast-iron bank.

Lyle Sopel jade Playful Bears sculpture. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.

Lyle Sopel jade Playful Bears sculpture. Image courtesy of William H. Bunch.