Friday, November 15th at 1:00 pm
Friday features fine art including a mixed media by John McCormick (Amer 20/21st century), “Red Pierce Arrow”, and a James Van Patten (American b. 1939) acrylic on canvas, entitled "Last Leaves” and a bronze sculpture by Ferdinand Lepcke (German, 1866-1909) of a partial nude. Fine Persian rugs including Tabriz, Indo Persian, Isfahan, Kashan and Bijar. Two hand carved 1/120 scale (24”L) ship models of the Detroit steamers Columbia and Ste. Claire which transported passengers to the Bob-Lo Island amusement park in the lower Detroit River until it closed in 1993. Furniture items including a Meyer Gunther Martini 11 piece dining set. A George III brass-bound mahogany wine cooler, c1770. A Tobocman designed modern birds-eye maple vitrine and a George II Amboyna-veneered and oak tripod tilt-top table. Also a collection of metal patio furniture lots from a local consigner. Fine jewelry items including a 14kt yellow gold and rhodochrosite beaded necklace, a ladies 14kt white gold and onyx ring; a 6.80ct natural pink sapphire and 3.60 ct diamond eternity ring. Lighting fixtures including a six-light Marie Therese influence compact chandelier. Firearms including a Smith & Wesson Model 15-4, .38 cal revolver, a Harper's Ferry U.S. Model 1808, .69 cal. musket converted to percussion cap approximately 1844. A Winchester Model 1892, lever-action carbine, with a 20" octagonal barrel, .44 WCF caliber, Mfg. 1913 along with assorted swords and daggers. Architectural items including a group of stain glass windows in various sizes and shapes and a Thai giltwood and mirror column decoration, having a reticulated design. Finally, sports items from local collectors including autographed Detroit Red Wings memorabilia including signed hockey jerseys by Nicklas Lindstrom, Sergi Fedorov, signed photos of Gordie Howe and Steve Yzerman, from an ex-Red Wings employee. A vintage baseball card collection including an ‘Old Judge’ card from 1887, which depicts Jack Clement with bat at the ready in a left-handed batting stance. Marked 'Clement C. Phila', also Piedmont, Polar Bear, Tolstoi and Sweet Caboral cigarette cards and includes Detroit Tiger players: Schmidt, Jones, O'Leary, Summers and more. 23 cards total.
Saturday, November 16th at 11:00 am
Saturday features a diverse offering including a cement garden statue depicting an allegorical female on a pedestal base followed by Carrara marble sculpture from the George and Penny Collection of Grosse Pointe Farms and fine Sevres porcelain. Followed by an outstanding Satsuma porcelain collection with a vase by Kinkozan, circa 1890-1900. Dynamic bronzes by Victor Salmones proceed the Satsuma offerings. Leading the sterling silver, a Fisher ‘Footed Duncan’ style tea set, Kirk, Wallace and Gorham flatware with two stylized Georg Jensen articles. Georgian and Biedermeier style breakfronts with Vogue Furniture desks and Paul Evans table engage the interior enthusiast. Artwork by Edmund T. Osthaus, Douglas Arthur Teed, John Ferneley (attr.), Francisco Zuniga and Harry Roseland (attr.). Fine hand-knotted Persian carpets open fine jewelry: platinum and gold settings offer diamonds, sapphires, cameos, emeralds and tanzanite. A curated selection of Steuben and Waterford paperweights, vessels, table articles and figurines with outstanding Peking glass bowls. Hand-painted faience, Dresden, Viennese porcelain, Meissen and Limoges pieces are abundant. Ending the sale are cement garden statues, a fine collection of Lalique and Swarovski crystal figurines with Continental portrait miniatures. Fine fur fashions, antique jewel caskets and large Lladro porcelains end the sale.
Sunday, November 17th at Noon
Over 175 offerings of paintings, watercolors, drawings, graphics and sculptures are the first highlight of the session. At the top of the fine arts list are works by: C. A. Gagnon, R.C.A., Pierre Bittar, Austin Deuel, attributed to Theodor Koppen, attributed to Johann Heinrich Tischbein, Jake Wilkinson Smith, Kees Van Dongen, Louis Valtat, Robert Burns Motherwell, Marshall Maynard Fredericks (2 bronze sculptures), Chauncey Bradley Ives, Edouard Lormier, Peter Max, Huang Zhong Yang to name but a few.
Also featured are: 2 KPM hand painted plaques; German porcelain including Meissen, Dresden (Carl Thieme); George II parcel-gilt walnut mirror; bronze and cement garden fountains; a carved marble gazebo; a Kathy Ireland carved mahogany bedroom set; French Empire style marble top console table; over 45 Oriental rugs antique to modern and a nice selection of fine jewelry.