George III brass mortar leads our five auction highlights

George III brass mortar with cast armorial bearings and molded girdles signed by Jan Verbruggen, which hammered for £49,000 and sold for £61,250 ($77,975) with buyer’s premium at Sworders.

George III Brass Mortar by Jan Verbruggen, $77,975

STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET, U.K. – Sending the old year out with a bang, a George III brass mortar by Jan Verbruggen hammered for £49,000 and sold for £61,250 ($77,975) with buyer’s premium at Sworders on December 13. The rare example of British military ordnance from the time of the American Revolutionary War was estimated at £2,000-£4,000.

Dutchmen Jan (1712-1781) and Peter Verbruggen (1735-1786) played an important role in the story of the British army and the industrial revolution. Gun founders in The Hague, father and son were headhunted by the British Board of Ordnance in 1770 to modernize production at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, London. Appointed joint master founders at the Royal Brass Foundry, they undertook a full refurbishment of the factory, installing new furnaces, casting pits and a horse-drawn barrel-boring machine considered the U.K.’s first industrial lathe. It proved a more reliable production method. Cannons, mortars and howitzers were made at the foundry from 1774 with the proof record much higher than in earlier years.

Relatively few pieces of bronze ordnance from the 18th century have survived; most were recycled, while others were sent to the bottom of the sea. It is thought that fewer than 30 pieces by Verbruggen exist, most in museum collections or still in situ in colonial outposts. Among the treasures of the Rijksmuseum is a set of six miniature scale models of bronze guns signed by Jan Verbruggen. The models – two mortars, a howitzer and three cannon – are bisected longitudinally to show the inside of the bore. Verbruggen’s House, the home built in 1772 for father and son, still stands at Woolwich, England.

Sworders’ mortar was consigned as part of the contents of Middleton Hall in Mendham, Suffolk, England, with an earlier provenance to the dealer Suffolk House Antiques. It is signed ‘I&P Verbruggen Fecerunt’ and inscribed ‘No. 6’ and ‘AD 1779.’ The cast-iron base measuring 17 by 15in (44 by 37cm) is the original, with the bronze cannonball a welcome later addition.

Victorian Artist’s Box by Maison Giroux, $6,400

Rosewood and brass Victorian artist’s box by the Parisian luxury goods firm Maison Giroux, which hammered for $5,000 and sold for $6,400 with buyer’s premium at Briggs Auction Co.
Rosewood and brass Victorian artist’s box by the Parisian luxury goods firm Maison Giroux, which hammered for $5,000 and sold for $6,400 with buyer’s premium at Briggs Auction Co.

GARNET VALLEY, Penn. – The Victorian artist’s box, an essential accessory for any 19th-century amateur, doesn’t get much better than an example that hammered for $5,000 and sold for $6,400 with buyer’s premium at Briggs Auction Co. on December 8.

Made by Parisian luxury goods firm Maison Giroux, the rosewood and brass case (with locks marked Alph. Giroux et Cie. a Paris) opens to reveal a series of silver-plated wells, pigment bottles and mixing bowls plus a full complement of gold-inlaid drawing aids, knives and brushes.

Inlaid to the lids with the imperial crown of Russia, the box is understood to have been a gift in 1875 from Polish-Lithuanian nobleman Duke Radziwell to the Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (1822-1892), the daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and Charlotte of Prussia. It was more recently owned by Tammis Day, the granddaughter of oil magnate William Myron Keck, and had sold as part of her estate by John Moran in Monrovia, California in 2017 for $4,750.

Maison Giroux, founded in Paris by the art restorer and ebeniste François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux at the end of the 18th century, was based first at Rue du Coq-Saint-Honoré and, after 1857, at Boulevard des Capucines. The firm is best known as the maker of the first commercially manufactured photographic camera: Giroux was the brother-in-law of Louis Daguerre and agreed to manufacture and retail his curious new device in 1839.

Hugo Rodolfo Demarco, ‘Relief Dinamic,’ $22,500

‘Relief Dinamic’ by Hugo Rodolfo Demarco, which hammered for $18,000 and sold for $22,500 with buyer’s premium at Leonard Auction Inc.
‘Relief Dinamic’ by Hugo Rodolfo Demarco, which hammered for $18,000 and sold for $22,500 with buyer’s premium at Leonard Auction Inc.

ADDISON, Ill., – The top lot at Leonard Auction Inc.’s December 10 sale was a work by the Argentinian Op artist Hugo Rodolfo Demarco (1932-1995). His 14-by-14in wall-mounted sculpture titled Relief Dinamic had an estimate of $1,000-$1,500 but hammered for $18,000 and sold for $22,500 with buyer’s premium.

Key to its appeal was the date – it was signed and dated 1962/65, shortly after Demarco had left his native Buenos Aires to join the French art scene. Arriving in Paris in 1960, he had become a founding member of the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV), the collaborative artists’ group in Paris that consisted of 11 opto-kinetic artists.

Relief Dinamic also carried labels for Galerie Denise Rene, the Parisian gallery that is considered the home of constructive and kinetic art. It held the seminal exhibition Tendencies of Abstract Art in 1948.

The wood and mixed media work, which would originally have been illuminated and set in motion by electricity, came for sale from a Chicago estate.

Still Life Attributed to Dutch Golden Age Artist Rachel Ruysch, $200,175

17th-century Dutch still life cataloged as ‘attributed to Rachel Ruysch’, which hammered for £120,000 and sold for £157,200 ($200,175) with buyer’s premium at Lyon & Turnbull.
17th-century Dutch still life cataloged as ‘attributed to Rachel Ruysch’, which hammered for £120,000 and sold for £157,200 ($200,175) with buyer’s premium at Lyon & Turnbull.

EDINBURGH, U.K. – An Old Master still life attracted huge interest at Lyon & Turnbull’s Five Centuries sale on November 15. Estimated cautiously at £5,000-£8,000, the late 17th-century oil on canvas of cherries, grapes and pears ‘attributed to Rachel Ruysch’ flew to a hammer price of £120,000 and sold for £157,200 ($200,175) with buyer’s premium. It was consigned from a private Scottish collection, having been acquired from the London dealer Leonard Koetser in the early 1960s.

Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750) was among the most successful still-life painters of the Dutch Golden Age. An early starter, she was introduced to the secrets of botany and the art of painting at a very young age by her father, an anatomy professor and botanist in Amsterdam, and began her formal training with the still-life painter Willem van Aelst at the age of 15. The first woman member of the artist’s society in The Hague, Confrerie Pictura, her floral still-lifes became highly sought after and could cost as much as 500 guilders, a remarkable sum at the time.

This 13 by 12in (35 by 31cm) painting bore an indistinct signature plus a plaque on the frame and a label from the London dealer Leonard Koetser that carried the attribution. As the simple composition with a dark background was reminiscent of van Aelst’s own work, it may be that this was a relatively early painting by Ruysch. She would later produce more elaborate flower paintings such as the painting of roses, tulips, a sunflower and other flowers that made a record £1.4 million (roughly $1.8 million) at Sotheby’s in July 2013.

Circa-1830 Staffordshire Pearlware Polito’s Menagerie Group, $33,730

Circa-1830 Staffordshire pearlware Polito’s Menagerie figure group, which hammered for £22,000 and sold for £26,480 ($33,730) with buyer’s premium at Bonhams.
Circa-1830 Staffordshire pearlware Polito’s Menagerie figure group, which hammered for £22,000 and sold for £26,480 ($33,730) with buyer’s premium at Bonhams.

LONDON – The Fine Glass and British Ceramics sale at Bonhams on December 13-14 included one of the most ambitious and most desirable of all early 19th-century Staffordshire pearlware figure groups: the ‘Polito’s Menagerie of the wonderful burds [sic] and beasts from most parts of the world’. It hammered for £22,000 and sold for £26,480 ($33,730) with buyer’s premium against an estimate of £6,000-£8,000.

This 13in (34cm) wide by 15in (40cm) high figure group dates from circa 1830, a time when menageries, popular in England from the late 18th century, had begun to evolve into what we now know as a circus.

Italian-born Stephano Polito owned a celebrated traveling show, described in newspaper advertisements of the period as a ‘… grand and pleasing assemblage of most rare and beautiful living beasts, from the remotest parts of the known world’. His family continued to tour animals throughout the 1820s and 1830s, although tragically the exhibit was lost at sea en route to Ireland in 1835.

A number of different versions of Polito’s Menagerie exist, of which this one – sometimes associated with the Burslem potter Obadiah Sherratt – is among the most elaborate. The elephant may be Chunee, a star attraction, and the female figure at the door could represent Mrs. Polito.

A version of the same group sold for £18,000 (around $22,925) at Bonhams in December 2020 as part of the collection of Chicago pottery enthusiasts James and Ruth ‘Timmey’ Challenger. Another recent benchmark for this figure was the example sold by Sotheby’s as part of the Stanley Seeger collection in 2018 at £20,000 (roughly $25,475).

European carving of the Archangel St. Michael leads our five lots to watch

Near life-size European carving of the archangel St. Michael, estimated at $6,000-$8,000 at Millea Bros.

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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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BOONTON, N.J. – Building on a collection begun in 1925 by her mother, the artist Loretta Hines Howard (1904-1982), Linn Howard Selby continued the family tradition of presenting an elaborate nativity scene at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art each Christmas. Beginning in 1957, more than 200 18th-century Neapolitan creche figures were given to the museum by the Howard family.

More pieces from the collection, once housed in a Manhattan double brownstone, will be offered for sale as part of a two-day auction at Millea Bros. on Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8. As a clue to its contents, the auction is titled A Baroque Holiday: the Selby Collection.

The top-estimated lot is this 18th- or 19th-century European polychromed carving of the archangel Saint Michael. Near life-size, it is estimated at $6,000-$8,000.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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KINGSTON, N.Y. – Live Aid, the 1985 concert event held in London and Philadelphia on July 13, 1985, is best remembered for the sheer number of performers who took the stage in support of Ethiopian famine relief. Organized by Bob Geldof of the Boomtown Rats and Midge Ure of Ultravox, the event was shown live on television worldwide and was one of the first mega-fundraising events in history. It is estimated that the combined events reached 1.9 billion people in 150 nations, nearly 40 percent of the world’s population at that time.

A program from the Philadelphia concert, signed by 130 performers, actors and Olympic athletes – every one who appeared on that stage, with the exception of Teddy Pendergrass – is headed to market at Collective Hudson on Friday, December 8. The 64-page program was printed in full color and features images of the luminaries, accompanied by their signatures.

The one-of-a-kind program and its signatures were meticulously collected at the event by a dedicated volunteer who was part of the lead-up tech team. The consignor later traveled extensively at her own expense worldwide to obtain the additional signatures that were not secured that day. The program is estimated at $10,000-$20,000.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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EDINBURGH, U.K. – Allan Ramsay (1713-1784) was one of the most celebrated portraitists of his time, befriending a young Prince of Wales in 1757 with a portrait deemed so lifelike and accurate that a life-long association developed, resulting in the Prince-turned-King George III appointing Ramsay Principal Painter to the King in 1767.

From all accounts, Ramsay was an amazing individual, considered highly intelligent, quick and witty, and popular. He endeared himself to the biggest names of the time, including Adam Smith and Samuel Johnson, the latter of whom wrote that there was no man “in whose conversation there is more instruction, more information, and more elegance, than in Ramsay’s.”

These portraits were commissioned in or around 1761 – the year of George III’s coronation – for use in designing coinage for the British Empire, and as such did not require full-length renditions. Ramsay’s photography-like accuracy made him the natural choice for the job.

Only three versions of these half-portraits are known of the British monarch who would be best remembered for his role in the American Revolutionary War (at least, in America). They are estimated at £25,000-£35,000 ($31,075-$43,500) and are a featured lot in Lyon & Turnbull’s Scottish Paintings & Sculpture sale on Thursday, December 7.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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CHICAGO – An unusual entry in the Holiday Party: Fashion & Jewelry Auction to be held by Rivich Auction on Thursday, December 7 is a group of seven vintage 1950s basketball jerseys.

Enough for a starting lineup and two bench-warmers – provided the players are covered by the choice of two smalls, two larges, and three mediums – the maroon and yellow colors by Southern Athletic Wear were those of St. Paul’s, Nachusa, a Lutheran church team from Lee County, Illinois. The estimate for the lot is $200-$400.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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NEW YORK – Was it performance art? Or was it, as the United States Secret Service believed, brazen counterfeiting? That is the eternal question when it comes to the banknote artwork of J. S. G. Boggs (1955-2017), one of the quirkier artists to emerge in the late 20th century.

Boggs, born Stephen Litzner, began drawing American banknotes — some quite accurately, others more stylized and with clearly changed elements — in 1984 and soon discovered he could trade them as art, rather than currency, for goods and services. Though often uncannily accurate, Boggs only ever drew one side of a note, leaving the reverse blank.

Curiously, Boggs would keep the change he received (if any), the receipt and whatever he had transacted for, sell this ephemera to a collector, and then direct them to the recipient of the banknote artwork to complete the collection.

In this presentation display, Boggs has included a playing card with artwork, a $1 bill from change he received (with a description of the transaction, a date and a signature), and the bill from the event. It is accompanied by a gallery’s announcement of a Boggs exhibition. The lot will be sold at Roland NY on Saturday, December 16 and carries an estimate of $600-$800.
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Heiress’ Sefton Manor items to auction for charity at Roland Auctions Aug. 25-26

Pair of 18K gold Tiffany & Co. diamond and sapphire earrings, estimated at $2,500-$3,500 at Roland Auctions.

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GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Items from Sefton Manor, the Tudor Revival-style home in Long Island once owned by cosmetics heiress Lillian Sefton Dodge (1880-1960), are included in the two-day estates sale (Day 1, Day 2) at Roland Auctions on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26. A total of 44 lots come from the property – now the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf – with proceeds going to the charity. Bidding is available via LiveAuctioneers.

Headline items from the consignment include a pair of 18K gold Tiffany & Co. star-form diamond and sapphire earrings, estimated at $2,500-$3,500, plus a 14K gold Tiffany & Co. shell-footed pin tray, estimated at $3,000-$4,000.

Estimated at $4,000-$6,000 is a pair of George III silver chalices by the esteemed London silversmith John Bridge. With a full set of marks for 1824 and weighing 38oz, one is engraved to the foot with a presentation inscription to Lillian Sefton Dodge, dated 1952.

By that time Dodge, the highest-paid woman executive in America during the 1930s, had left the 34-room house she had built with her husband Robert Leftwich Dodge at a cost of £2 million (roughly $2.5 million) in 1923. It became a school for deaf children in 1951 and was used for classes until 2002. Now open to the public, it is famed for its interior metalwork by Samuel Yellin.
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Pair of John Bridge sterling silver chalices, estimated at $4,000-$6,000 at Roland Auctions.
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Martiros Saryan, ‘Village Street Scene,’ a 1907 oil on board, estimated at $5,000-$7,000 at Roland Auctions.
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Undated Juan Luna male nude study drawing, estimated at $1,800-$2,200 at Roland Auctions.
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Pair of late 19th-century Louis XV-style candelabra lamps, estimated at $1,000-$2,000 at Roland Auctions.
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Belle Epoque bronze and onyx jardiniere, estimated at $1,000-$1,500 at Roland Auctions.
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Pair of 18K gold Tiffany & Co. diamond and sapphire earrings, estimated at $2,500-$3,500 at Roland Auctions.
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Krehbiel collection of furniture and decorative arts 97% sold at Hindman

Pair of George III carved gilt wood armchairs, $56,700
Pair of George III carved gilt wood armchairs, $56,700

Pair of George III carved gilt wood armchairs, $56,700

CHICAGO & PALM BEACH – The private collection of the late Fred A. Krehbiel and his wife Kay Krehbiel realized more than double its expected total across three days of sales from March 15 to 17 at Hindman. Overall, the auctions were 97 percent sold, with 58 percent of lots selling at or above the high estimate. The remarkably provenanced and diverse collection from the Krehbiels’ Chicago and Palm Beach homes brought in bidders from 39 countries. In addition, 28 percent of all buyers were new to Hindman. The collection realized more than $3.5 million.

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Freeman’s celebrates storied legacy of Merrywood with March 23 estate auction

Henri-Edmond Cross, ‘Leda,’ estimated at $60,000-$100,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s
Henri-Edmond Cross, ‘Leda,’ estimated at $60,000-$100,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s
Henri-Edmond Cross, ‘Leda,’ estimated at $60,000-$100,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s presents The Legacy of Merrywood: The Estate of Alan I and Dianne Kay, a nearly 80-lot auction that brings an esteemed collection of art, furniture and design objects to market. The Legacy of Merrywood, to be held Thursday, March 23, tells the story of the titular palatial estate in McLean, Virginia, both a historic structure and the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Merrywood was purchased and subsequently renovated and expanded by Alan and Dianne Kay in 1984; the couple filled the home with a sophisticated collection of art and objects, and for eight years hosted the immensely successful annual American Cancer Society Ball at the property. The sale showcases a selection of works that the Kays cherished and lived with during their time at Merrywood. The Legacy of Merrywood is led by Henri-Edmond Cross’s Leda, a vibrant, dynamic 1905 canvas by the French Neo-Impressionist, estimated at $60,000-$100,000, which was once hung on the walls of the historic estate. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Andrew Jones delivers 284 ways to beautify your home, Feb. 22

Four-piece 20th-century Buccellati sterling silver tea service with two-handled tray, estimated at $5,000-$7,000
Four-piece 20th-century Buccellati sterling silver tea service with two-handled tray, estimated at $5,000-$7,000
20th-century Buccellati sterling silver tea service with two-handled tray, estimated at $5,000-$7,000

LOS ANGELES – Andrew Jones Auctions will offer a strong selection of antiques, design, modern and contemporary art, multiples, fine silver, rare books, clocks, carpets, porcelain and glass – 284 lots in all – in an online-only Signature Design for the Home and Garden auction scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, beginning at 10 am Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Variety of Palm Beach luxuries presented at Hindman, Feb. 21-23

Pair of Maison Jansen brass palm tree floor lamps, estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Hindman
Left, pair of Maison Jansen brass palm tree floor lamps, estimated at $5,000-$7,000; Center, French School painting, ‘Muse of Connoisseurship,’ estimated at $6,000-$8,000; Right, an unheated sapphire ring, estimated at $15,000-$20,000. Images courtesy of Hindman
Left, pair of Maison Jansen brass palm tree floor lamps, estimated at $5,000-$7,000; Center, French School painting, ‘Muse of Connoisseurship,’ estimated at $6,000-$8,000; Right, an unheated sapphire ring, estimated at $15,000-$20,000. Images courtesy of Hindman

PALM BEACH – On Tuesday, February 21, Wednesday, February 22, and Thursday, February 23, Hindman will present three days of live auctions in Palm Beach, featuring more than 700 works of jewelry, art and furniture. For anyone looking to design a luxurious lifestyle, this series of sales is a one-stop shop. Bidding for each sale will begin at 10 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Doyle’s English & Continental Week sales had bidders buzzing

George III honey skep on stand by silversmith Paul Storr, $37,800
George III honey skep on stand by silversmith Paul Storr, $37,800
George III honey skep on stand by silversmith Paul Storr, $37,800

NEW YORK – English & Continental Week at Doyle topped $1.8 million as bidders from around the world competed during two days of sales on May 24 and 25.

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Everard to auction superlative estate art, jewelry & decoratives, Feb. 23-24

Contemporary American artist Philip Taaffe is known for process-based abstractions. This work is a signed oil-on-paper mounted to canvas, dated 1991-1992. Framed size is 30 1/8 inches by 42 inches. Estimate $10,000-$15,000

SAVANNAH, Ga. – A growing interest in items that are unique or finely crafted has the auction market off to a robust start in 2022. Everard Auctions & Appraisals’ February 23-24 Winter Southern Estates Auction is ready to meet the demand with more than 650 lots of fine and decorative art from select sources in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and beyond. Absentee bidding is now in progress, with Internet live bidding slated to begin at 10 a.m. ET on both days of the auction series through LiveAuctioneers.

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Andrew Jones covers design, indoors and out, July 25

R. Lalique frosted amber glass Courlis vase, estimated at $2,000-$3,000
R. Lalique frosted amber glass Courlis vase, estimated at $2,000-$3,000
R. Lalique frosted amber glass Courlis vase, estimated at $2,000-$3,000

LOS ANGELES – Andrew Jones Auctions will offer a strong selection of fine art along with antiques and design from antiquity through the 21 century in an online-only signature Design for the Home and Garden auction scheduled for July 25, beginning promptly at 11 am Pacific time. More than 200 quality lots will be offered to the highest bidder. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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