Wilson’s Auctioneers to feature silver, majolica, Nov. 30
This is the largest collection of silver ever offered in Wilson’s 100-year history. With over 300 pounds of sterling silver, there is a representation of most every American maker as well as English silver, American coin silver, hand wrought, Israeli, Russian and Mexican silver. Makers include Tiffany & Co., Gorham, S. Kirk & Son Co., Black, Starr & Frost, Sanborns, Mexico, and many more. There is a strong presence of International Silver Prelude pattern, which includes seven tea sets that are approximately 50 troy ounces each, estimated at $1,200-$1,500 each. There are over 300 pieces of Prelude flatware weighing over 300 troy ounces estimated at $7,500-$8,500. Other highlights include an French Victorian mask decorated silver coffee pot (27 troy ounces) made by E. Hugo estimated at $700-1,000 and a group of four graduated Revere bowls (60 troy ounces) estimated at $1,500-2,000.
There is also a large Sanborns Mexican silver twin handled tray, 60 troy ounces, estimated at $1,500-2,000. This exquisite collection includes a quantity of Tiffany pieces including goblets, candlesticks, ewers, bowls and more. There are such unique items as a bread crumber, two sterling cigar carriers, Bureau Sets, several elaborate floral Art Deco and Art Nouveau serving platters and bowls, wine coasters, shakers, pitchers, several hundred pieces of flatware including partial sets and ornate large serving pieces, a silver Jewish nodder, art deco cigarette cases, four sets of sterling goblets, three light candelabras, menorahs and just about anything that could be made from silver. This striking collection of sterling silver will be sold beginning at 6 p.m.
From the glistening gray of silver to the colorful glow of majolica, Wilson’s will also be selling the largest collection of majolica pottery that it has encountered. There are over 400 pieces of this pottery with its deep and brilliant translucent color and its variety of whimsical forms. The collection features noted English majolica makers, such as Minton, George Jones, Wedgwood, Joseph Holdcroft, T.C. Brown, Westhead, and Moore & Co. Highlights are to include a Joseph Holdcroft majolica centerpiece flower frog in the form of two vintagers carrying a barrel 10 1/2 inches high x 10 1/2 inches wide. It has a $900-1,200 estimate.
There is a large quantity of Etruscan shell and seaweed pieces including comports, bowls, plates, teapots, cups and saucers, pitchers, platters and a footed salad bowl the collection combined is estimated at $1,800-$2,200. A Majolica pineapple teakettle circa 1875 attributed to Adams and Bromley has an estimate of $300-$400. A George Jones Chestnut Leaf on Folded Napkin compote 5 1/2 inches x 9 1/2 inches in diameter is estimated at $200-300. The collection represents the many avenues that majolica explores.
This memorable majolica auction begins at 3 p.m.
The Sterling Silver and Majolica Pottery auction catalog is available at www.wilsonsauction.net. Absentee and phone bidding are available. Items from this auction will be available for online bidding at LiveAuctioneers.com. Preview for the auction will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, noon-7 p.m. and Wednesday Nov. 30, noon- 3 p.m. Wilson’s Auction Gallery is located at 344 Valleybrook Road, Chester Heights, PA 19017. Call 610-358-9515 or email email@example.com.
View 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.
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