1933 Ford V8 Deluxe Panel Truck and Revolutionary War Presentation Cup Head Up Cordier Antiques & Fine Art’s May 31 and June 1 auction

May 15, 2008

CAMP HILL, Penn.—A fully-restored 1933 Ford V8 Deluxe panel delivery truck will headline Cordier Antiques & Fine Art’s 700-plus lot sale May 31 and June 1. Estimated at $25,000-$30,000, the truck was one of only 69 in the Deluxe trip made with the V8 engine. Other auction highlights include an 1862 Abraham Lincoln signed appointment and a Philadelphia silver Revolutionary War presentation cup. Also included, is a single-owner collection of Contemporary Western art. To preview the auction catalog and place Internet bids visit www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Saturday’s sale begins with a selection of glass and ceramics. In glass, several lots of Mary Gregory and Bohemian cut overlay will be offered as well as Moser. Ceramics will offer Quimper faience and Dresden, including a fine pair of covered urns signed by Ambrosius Lamm and estimated at $500-$750. Of note is a large French hand-painted charger signed “J. Pascault,” as well as a rare Boehm American Cocker figurine. Estimated at $400-$600, the figurine is one of the first ever offered by Boehm.

Saturday’s silver offerings will be a highlight of the two-day auction, with many fine pieces being offered. A silver two-handled bowl engraved with birds, animals, insects and flora, believed to a late-18th century German piece, is estimated at $300-$600. Tiffany will be represented with a unique cased egg set with napkin ring and a two-handled melon-shaped bowl. Sterling flatware will shine on Saturday with ten sets being offered, in addition to many groups of fine serving pieces. The sets include Reed & Barton Spanish Baroque and Dimension by John Prip, as well as Gorham King Edward, Whiting Florence, and Wallace Sir Christopher. Among other silver offerings is a pair of Polish 800 silver Classical Revival candlesticks estimated at $500-$1,000 and a Chinese Export silver fish set at $300-$500.

Over 150 lots of fine antique and estate jewelry will be sold, including a 1.58 carat green diamond ring estimated at $8,000-$12,000 and a 1.83 carat yellow diamond pendant estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Other diamond jewelry includes a 2.66 ctw diamond and platinum eternity band, a 3.33 ctw diamond sunburst brooch and a 1.22 carat diamond solitaire. An Hermes 18K gold Chaine d’Ancre bracelet will be offered, as will a Tiffany 18K brooch. A highlight of the jewelry offerings is a collection of Georgian and Victorian mourning jewelry. Of note is a Georgian navette shaped pendant of a blue “all seeing eye” estimated at $400-$600.

Among several fine bronzes are a large 48” sculpture by Luca Madrassi (Italian, 1848-1919), a nude by American artist Beatrice Fenton (1887-1983) and an Art Deco bronze by Aurore Onu (Rumanian, 19th/20th C). Prints include signed Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso etchings as well as five Paul Jacoulet woodblocks. Posters include signed examples by Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol and Constantin Terechkovitch.

Among paintings will be 19th century portraits including the Rev. Ezra Fisk (Orange County, New York), Catherine Gautier (New York) by W. Dunlap and four past Presidents of the Dauphin County Medical Society and the Harrisburg Academy of Medicine being sold for the Medical Bureau of Harrisburg, PA. Contemporary paintings include two Asian-inspired pieces by George Russin (Am, 20th C) and four striking pieces by 20th century Brazilian artist Sergio Martinolli, all estimated at $2,000-$4,000 each. Other paintings include a child’s portrait by Camelia Whitehurst (American, 1871-1936) and two by Pennsylvania wildlife artist Ned Smith (1919-1984), one of which was featured on the cover of the June 1973 issue of the Pennsylvania Game News.

Saturday ends with textiles, lighting, rugs, and American and Continental furniture. Of note is a very fine and large early Victorian Egyptian Revival over mantle mirror. Ornately carved and gilded, it is estimated at $1,500-$3,000. Other pieces include an L&JG Stickley oak bookcase, an early 19th century walnut sugar chest, a 19th century plantation desk, and an ornate Victorian cast iron fence with figural gate that was removed from a property in Wiconisco, Dauphin County, PA. Textile offerings include four 19th century needlepoint samplers as well as several quilts, while rugs include a massive palace-sized Sarouk.

Sunday’s sale begins with numismatics. Among many gold pieces is a 1904 $2.50, an 1840-C $5.00, an 1851-D $5.00 and a 1908 St. Gaudens $20.00. Several fine Morgan silver dollars will be sold including an 1895-O and 1896-O. Other items of note include an 1867 half dime, an 1837 half dollar and an original roll of 1960-P small date Lincoln cents.

Books, documents and military are set to offer several key lots in addition to early books, Civil War items and edged weapons. A highlight of the day will be an 1862 appointment signed by Abraham Lincoln appointing Robert C. Wood to Assistant Surgeon General. Wood was the son-in-law of President Zachary Taylor and had a distinguished military career during the Civil War. A silver Revolutionary War presentation cup made by Conrad Bard (Philadelphia, circa 1825-1854) will also be a star lot. Presented by Dr. James Martin to his daughter, the inscription refers to his service in the 3d Regiment of South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. The cup was a featured item on Antiques Roadshow in 2007. Also of note are an 1836 Mahantango Valley Artist fraktur, as well as a collection of Civil War letters and a pocketwatch with an Abraham Lincoln stanhope. Firearms to be offered (to the room only) include a Colt Mod 1862 Police/Pocket Navy pistol, a First Model Merrill carbine, a Harper’s Ferry Model rifle and a Kentucky rifle signed “Phillippi”.

Sunday offers toys, collectibles and ethnographic and decorative arts. Collectibles of note include a yellow 1860 Drake’s Bitters bottle, while ethnographic arts will feature African tribal arts and Pre-Columbian pottery. Decorative arts will have a focus on Asian pieces including netsuke, snuff bottles, Ando and Moriage cloisonné vases and a toy Kobe rickshaw. Toys include Lionel and Marklin trains as well as a German child’s sleigh and Victorian rocking horse. A Buddy L concrete mixer is estimated at $500-$700 as is a Buddy L flivver coupe. Many fine clocks will be offered, including several carriage clocks and an 8 bell Westminster chime bracket clock. Two highlights include a 19th century key wind mechanical singing bird box estimated at $2,000-$3,000 and a circa 1909 Gibson Style A2 mandolin estimated at $1,000-$2,000.

Sunday concludes with a special single owner collection of Contemporary Western art. The collection offers over 70 limited edition prints including 35 by well known Western artist Howard Terpning (many are giclees or on textured canvas). Other artists include Frank McCarthy, Stephen Lyman, Craig Tennant and Chuck Ren. The collection also includes a painted elk robe made by John G. Arrasmith of Spotted Horse Reproductions which was used in the 1997 film Last of the Dogmen.

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