SPRING FEATURE AUCTION OF FINE ART, ANTIQUES AND NATIVE AMERICAN
- 116 Lots of Native American pottery and artifacts
- Cessna 310 Airplane
- 217 Lots of Formal & Country American and European Furniture
- Over 200 Lots of Important Fine Art & Sculpture
- Over 80 lots of Early Chinese and Japanese items
- 40 Lots of Fine Silver & Gold
- Over 80 Lots of Estate Jewelry
- 60 Fine Antique Oriental Carpets
- 4 Classic Automobiles
- Baskerville Family Tree
- 32 Lots of very rare historical documents and ephemera
- Over 30 Lots of Nautical items including 4 boats
- 67 Lots of Porcelain and Pottery
- Plus, Antique Firearms, Cast Iron Toys, Lighting, and much more
With so many important items being offered, it is hard to know where to begin. Saturday will feature artwork by an impressive list of artists including: Eugenio Landesio, William Coulter , Percy Sanborn, Joseph Henry Sharp, Eugene Boudin and William Stubbs plus sculpture by Auguste Rodin and Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Early silver and jewelry will include a 17th c. jewel encrusted tiara and an18th c. silver porringer by Thomas Edwards. This day will also showcase very important ephemera, including a 1775 Massachusetts Provincial Congress Appointment, John Hancock and Aaron Burr signatures, 1782 Robert Livingston letters and historically important Native American documents. Of unique interest is a handwritten genealogy of the Baskerville family going back to the 9th century. Also included are (6) Civil War telegrams, and original records of the Appomattox surrender and the assassination of President Lincoln. Antique furniture will feature a Massachusetts Chippendale Blockfront chest, and a diminutive Hepplewhite Pembroke table. Eighty eight lots of fine oriental jade, cloisonné, porcelain and bronze plus floor screens, scrolls and snuff bottles will be brought to the podium along with one of the finest selections of antique carpets including Bidjar, Hamadan, Sarouk, and Isfahan, 47 in all. Collections of Delft pottery, tea caddies, Pre-Columbian pottery and ship dioramas will be offered, along with ship models, early firearms and cast iron toys.
Native American pottery, baskets and artifacts take center stage on Sunday, with more than 100 lots to choose from. Artists include Juan Quezada, Maria Martinez, Fannie Nampeyo, Hubert Candelario, Vidal Aguilar, Helen Shupla, Linda Sanchez and many more. Twentieth century art includes works by Andrew Wyeth, Yozo Hamaguchi, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Norman Rockwell, plus a rare album of A.C. Vroman platinum prints and sculptures by Malvina Hoffman, Frederick Goldscheider and William Muir. Exquisite estate jewelry includes a platinum, sapphire, and diamond necklace, a 4.0 carat diamond engagement ring, a gold, enamel, diamond and ruby snake bracelet, natural pearls, plus more than 70 other stunning pieces. Over 40 lots of silver and gold include flatware by Gorham and Reed & Barton, a Cartier gold cigarette case, a 1920 Tiffany sterling compact, Russian enamel, 3 sterling tea services and much more. Also on this day you will find 19th and 20th c. furniture, period clocks, lighting, musical instruments, and 60 lots of fine porcelain. All of these, plus 4 high performance automobiles, 4 boats, a Cessna 310 airplane, and even a doghouse, in the shape of a guitar, autographed by singer/songwriter Don Mclean. So come and enjoy this diverse and important auction, where there are treasures to satisfy every interest.
New comfortable seating and delicious catering await you at our auction hall. Please call ahead (1-207-354-8141) to ensure a reserved seat. If you are unable to attend, it would be our pleasure to take your bid by phone, absentee or internet via ArtFact.com. Review our website at www.thomastonauction.com for a complete virtual catalog. Buyer’s Premium is still just 15%. I invite you to call our courteous and knowledgeable staff if you have any questions.