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Jeffrey Evans presents spring antique auction April 23-25

Miniature lamps from the Lynch collection. Jeffrey S. Evans image

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ Spring Fine & Decorative Arts Auction contains a wide selection of desirable material and will include everything from art glass and rare music boxes to miniature lighting and estate jewelry. The large auction will take place over three days, Thursday, April 23; Friday, April 24; and Saturday, April 25, 2020. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Thursday’s session, Day One, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time, will start the weekend off with a bang and features the collection of the late Ellen D. Teller, Ann Arbor, Mich.; material from the Thomas Bredehoft Collection, St. Louisville, Ohio; the Harold Smalley Collection, Osterville, Mass.; and the Ellen O’Brien Collection, Sarasota, Fla.; the estate of Com. Buryl and Nelwyn Kay, McLean, Va.; and private collections from Florida and New Jersey.

Gerda Gerdago cold-painted bronze figure of a woman. Jeffrey S. Evans image

The day’s offerings consist of a collection of over 150 modern and antique paperweights; a fine collection of art glass cologne bottles and atomizers; European art glass, including examples by Galle, Daum, Moser and other Bohemian makers; a collection of Dorflinger, including 40 Honesdale cameo vases; American art glass, including Tiffany, Durand, Quezel and Steuben; fine silver overlay glass; studio glass; and a large selection of American, European, and Russian silver, including examples by Tiffany, Gorham, David Andersen, Georg Jensen and Faberge. Highlights include an early signed Emile Galle / Escalier de Cristal engraved and enameled cylinder vase, colorless with white and black enamel decoration; an unusually large Schneider Coqueret cameo vase of gourd form with mottled amethyst ground; a unique Gordon Smith (b. 1959) Koi and Dragonfly lampwork studio art glass magnum paperweight; a Steuben crystal The Challenge / Labyrinth modernist cube sculpture; a Russian Faberge sterling silver traveling inkwell; and a David Andersen Norwegian Baroque-style historic reproduction sterling silver tankard/kanne of impressive size.

Three-carat yellow diamond pendant. Jeffrey S. Evans image

Friday’s session, Day Two, beginning at 9:30 a.m., features part two of the miniature lamp collection of Yvonne and the late Pete Lynch, Lincoln, Del.; part two of the fairy lamp collection of Connie Scott, Bristol, Conn.; material from the estate of Carl O. Helvie, Hampton, Va.; property deaccessioned by the Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, N.Y.; plus others. The day’s offerings consist of over 300 miniature lamps of all types; more than 150 fairy lamps, both table and hanging examples; 40 plus lithophane-shade lamps; figural nursery lamps and tea warmers; a good selection of American, English, and European porcelain, including examples by makers such as Meissen, Sevres and Royal Crown Derby; and other ceramics, including Buffalo Pottery Deldare. Highlights include a Nailsea/Verre Moire miniature lamp in soft lemon yellow with opal loopings and satin finish; a Panel Optic art glass miniature lamp in cased cranberry; a signed Webb cameo art glass fairy lamp, white to ruby; and a French Sevres-style ormolu-mounted porcelain bolted centerpiece with gilt and polychrome decoration on a cobalt ground.

Emile Galle / Escalier de Cristal art glass vase. Jeffrey S. Evans image

Saturday’s session, Day Three, beginning at 9:30 a.m., should prove to be equally exciting and features property from the estate of Carl O. Helvie, Hampton, Va.,; selections from the private collection of Susan B. Smith, Williamsburg, Va.; property of the Russell and Doris Evitt estate collection, Jackson, Calif.; property from the private collection of Dr. George A. and Mary Jane Haas, Alexandria, Va.; property deaccessioned by the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Va.; the collection of Deon and Phil Jaccard, Bridgewater, Va.; the Robert Hunter collection, Williamsburg, Va.; plus others.

The day’s offerings consist of a collection of American art pottery; a fine selection of pocket watches and other time pieces; paintings, prints and statuary, including a large collection of Old Master style and other religious art; rare music boxes; Asian material of all types, including Chinese and Japanese porcelain; an outstanding selection of fine jewelry; several fine American table lamps, including examples by Handel and Tiffany; a selection of furniture from Victorian to midcentury modern; and antique Oriental carpets.

Edward Henry Potthast coastal landscape. Jeffrey S. Evans image

Highlights include a German late Gothic carved and painted lindenwood Madonna and Child retaining an excellent early surface, with provenance indicating acquisition in 1951; a 14K white gold necklace featuring a 3.00-carat yellow diamond pendant; a Gerda Gerdago (Austrian, 1906-2004) Art Deco cold-painted enamel bronze figure of a woman in futuristic garb (circa 1930); an Oscar Florianus Bluemner (1867-1938) watercolor and pencil on paper still-life sketch of oranges with exhibition history; a Jean Antoine Lepine (French, 1720-1814) gold and enamel case pendant watch; a Mermod Freres (Swiss) cylinder music box with original stand retaining five additional cylinders in excellent working condition; and a unique North Dakota School of Mines vase (circa 1930) decorated with a band of Greek warrior profiles encompassing the body.

For additional information, e-mail or call 540-434-3939.

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