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Cordier’s Fall Firearms Auction Features Antique and Collectible Guns

November 3, 2015

The Fall Firearms & Militaria Auction at Cordier Auctions slated for December 6 includes the collections of Ken Kenowski of Scranton and the late William Britcher of Newport. Antique and modern firearms will be offered, as well as Revolutionary and Civil War collectibles.  The sale will be held at Cordier’s auction house at 1500 Paxton Street, Harrisburg.

The sale will offer antique, military, and modern handguns and long guns, edged weapons, military collectibles, and related art.  Antique handguns feature S. North and H. Aston percussion pistols.  An array of antique long guns feature 19th century buffalo rifles including one by J. Harder of Lockhaven on the Spencer receiver platform with a 34” octagonal barrel ($2,500-3,500) and Model 1816 Flintlock muskets.  A rare U.S. Springfield Model 1868 rifle in .50 centerfire caliber ($800-1,200) will also be offered.

Handguns include Colt, Smith and Wesson, and Ruger.  Highly collectible Colts include a Diamondback ($1,000-1,500), a Python ($1,800-2,200) and a Combat Cobra with 2 ½” barrel ($1,200-1,800).  Two engraved 3rd generation Colt single action Army revolvers are also featured ($2,000-3,000 each). All major manufacturers are represented in the long gun category. Highlights include a Parker Brothers VH grade SxS shotgun ($1,000-2,000) and a Winchester Model 1895 in .35 W.C.F. caliber ($1,500-2000).

In edged weapons, collectors will find a WWII Japanese sword with blade dating to the Nanbokucho era of the 14th century ($1,500-2,000) and multiple cavalry swords.

Military collectibles include items from the collection of Ken Kenowski of Scranton.  Revolutionary War era collectibles include artillery accessories, ordnance, powder horns, and personal items.  Civil War era collectibles will feature medical items, cavalry accessories, bullets, buttons, and GAR items. 

 

Colt Combat Cobra Revolver - .357 Magnum - ($1,200-$1,800)
Colt Combat Cobra .357 Magnum -
$1,200-$1,800
Colt Diamondback Revolver - .22 Caliber ($1,000-$1,500)
Colt Diamondback .22 Cal
$1,000-$1,500
Colt Python Revolver - .357 Magnum ($1,800-$2,200)
Colt Python .357 Magnum
$1,800-$2,200
Engraved Colt 3rd Generation SA Army Revolver - ($2,000-$3,000)
Colt 3rd Gen SA Army
$2,000-$3,000
Factory Engraved Colt 3rd Generation SA Army Revolver - ($2,000-$3,000)
Factory Engraved Colt SA Army
$2,000-$3,000
US Springfield Model 1868 - .50 Centerfire ($800-$1,200)
US Springfield Mod 1868 .50 Centerfire
$800-$1,200
  

 

 

Cordier’s Fall Auction to offer Fine Jewelry, Outstanding Art, and Mid-Century Modern Furnishings

November 2, 2015

Cordier’s November 14 and 15 auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania will feature more than 1000 lots including fine jewelry, Mid-Century Modern furnishings, and an excellent selection of fine art.  Auction highlights include an 8.24 ctw diamond pendant, Heywood-Wakefield, and the reported last painting by Russian-American Artist David Burliuk.

Day one of the two day auction will feature over 100 lots of jewelry including an 8.24 ctw diamond pendant with center 2.72 carat VS1 emerald cut center diamond ($10,000-$15,000), and rings including a 4.78 carat ruby & diamond ($10,000-15,000) and a 5.53 carat emerald and diamond ($10,000-20,000).  Also offered will be several lots men’s cufflink sets featuring a Buccaletti dress set. 

In silver, bidders will find a four piece S. Kirk & Son repousse tea set ($2,000-3,000).  A LaPaglia Mid-Century sterling pedestal bowl ($800-1,200) and Russian silver-gilt and cloisonné basket by Petr Petrovich Fariseev ($1,000-1,500) are certain to attract bidders.

Collectors will not want to miss the more than 60 lots of Hummel figurines as well as a large collection of salts.  Other highlights are a Scott & Co. silk plush top hat ($300-500) and a prohibition-era smuggler's briefcase ($200-400). Coins will feature an 1894 Morgan silver dollar PR64 ($3,000-6,000) and an 1881 Morgan silver dollar PR64 ($2,000-3,000).

Day two will open with furniture, featuring Mid-Century Modern pieces such as a Heywood-Wakefield Sculptura bedroom set ($800-1,200) and a set of four Koefeds Eva dining room chairs ($500-1,000).  More traditional furnishing will also be sold, including an inlaid 18th century walnut bureau bookcase on stand ($3,000-5,000). 

In decorative arts, over 20 lots of pewter will be offered; porcelain will feature an unusual 19th C Mettlach/Villeroy & Boch Ceramic Punch Set ($2,000-4,000).  Highlights in Ethnographic and Asian arts include more than 50 lots of African figures and masks as well as a Chinese Qing rock crystal covered urn ($2,000-4,000).

In the fine art category, three paintings by David Burliuk (Russian-American 1882-1967) will be presented including Winter’s Tale 1966, reportedly the last painting he completed before his death in 1967, purchased from ACA Gallery in 1967 ($30,000-$50,000).  Other fine art offerings include six etchings from the early- to mid-1900s by John French Sloan (American, 1871-1951) consigned as collection as purchased by consignor’s parents ($4,000-6,000).  A landscape by Johann Bernard Klombeck (German, 1815-1893) is also slated to cross the block ($4,000-6,000).

Clocks and lighting will conclude the auction.  Among the lighting will be a massive Italian Mid-Century Venini chandelier ($2,000-4,000).  Among the clocks will be a Herschede nine tube tall case clock ($1,000-2,000) and  a J.E. Caldwell retailed Gothic tall case clock ($3,000-5,000).

4.78 Carat Ruby & Diamond Ring ($10,000-15,000)

4.78 Carat Ruby Ring
($10,000-15,000)

5.53 Carat Emerald & Diamond Ring ($10,000-20,000)

5.53 Carat Emerald Ring
($10,000-20,000)
8.24 ctw Diamond Pendant ($10,000-15,000)
8.24 ctw Diamond Pendant
($10,000-15,000)
18th Century Walnut Bureau Bookcase on Stand ($3,000-5,000)
18th C Walnut Bookcase on Stand
($3,000-5,000)
David Burliuk (1882-1967) Winter's Tale ($30,000-50,000)
David Burliuk (1882-1967)
($30,000-50,000)

Gothic Tall Case Clock ($3,000-5,000)

Gothic Tall Case Clock
($3,000-5,000)

Johann Bernard Klombeck (1815-1893) ($4,000-6,000)

Johann Bernard Klombeck
(1815-1893) ($4,000-6,000)

Koefoeds Eva chairs ($500-1,000)

Koefoeds Eva chairs
($500-1,000)

LaPaglia Mid-Century Sterling Pedestal Bowl ($800-1,200)

LaPagliaSterling Bowl
($800-1,200)

Mettlach Punch Bowl Set ($2,000-4,000) (1)

Mettlach Punch Bowl Set
($2,000-4,000)
Russian Cloisonne Basket ($1,000-1,5000)
Russian Cloisonne Basket
($1,000-1,5000)

S. Kirk & Son Repousse Tea Set ($2,000-3,000)

S. Kirk & Son Repousse Tea Set
($2,000-3,000)

 

 

Cordier’s Summer Auction Delighted Lovers of Autos, Jewelry, and Art

September 11, 2015

Cordier Auctions held their Summer Antique and Fine Art Auction August 15 and 16 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Highlights of the sale included a 1932 Ford Hot Rod Kit Car ($13,500), a Paul Jouvé bronze of “Le Cynocéphale” ($9,500), and a George Washington bust after William Rush from the collection of Dr. Irwin Richman ($16,000).

 Day one of the auction featured fine jewelry including a 14 karat chalcedony and gemstone bib necklace which sold to a bidder in the room for $8,500 and a 14 karat diamond and pearl Mickey Mouse ring that went to a phone bidder for $3,400.  A Tiffany & Co. Patek Philippe pocket watch brought $2,500.

 Other highlights on the first day included a 1932 Ford Roadster convertible hot rod kit car bought by a local collector in the room for $13,500.   A rare Dugan carnival “Farmyard” bowl brought $3,300 after active bidding. In Asian arts, a Korean ink-painted scroll of a mountain scene sold to a phone bidder for $12,000, and a grouping of three miniature carved hardstone figures including a reclining man with a dog brought $16,000.

 In fine art, a bronze sculpture by Paul Jouvé (French, 1878-1973) entitled “Le Cynocéphale”, or “Monkey Contemplating an Ancient Egyptian Idol” was sold to one of the artist’s heirs in France for $9,500 after spirited bidding.  A painting by Ablade Glover (Ghana/UK, 1934-) consigned by the original owner who purchased the piece in 1988 from the Art Council of Ghana in Africa sold for $4,500.

 Day two was made up of the eclectic collection of Dr. Irwin Richman, Penn State University American Studies professor emeritus.  The highlight of the day was a George Washington bust after William Rush which sold to a phone bidder for $16,000 after heavily contested bidding.  A similar example to this bust is housed at the New York Historical Society, and a  black painted version is shown on page 88, figure 80, of the book "William Rush, American Sculptor" published by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1982.  

 Among Dr. Richman’s diverse art holdings were an American School painting depicting a landscape of mossy trees ($1,600), an oil on canvas by David de la Mar (Dutch, 1832-1898) ($1,400), and a Latin American School (17th/18th Century) oil on canvas depicting Santiago Matamoros on horseback defeating two Moors ($1,200).  Dr. Richman’s collection also featured a large amount of majolica and cement garden statuary.  A 17th century majolica sconce of a soldier holding a candle brought $1,000.  A pair of cement sculptures of a man and woman in colonial dress standing 45" tall went to a bidder in the room for $1,100.

 Dr. Richman, an ardent life-long collector, is the past chair of the graduate program in American Studies at Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg.  In addition to authoring or co-authoring more than 20 books, he has served as an architectural history consultant for various institutions and is a frequent presenter and freelance museum curator. 

1932 Ford Coupe Kit Car ($13,500)

1932 Ford Coupe Kit Car
($13,500)

Ablade Glover (Ghana-UK, B. 1934) ($4,500)

A Glover (Ghana-UK, B. 1934)
($4,500)

Chalcedony & Gemstone Necklace ($8,500)

Chalcedony & Gem Necklace
($8,500)

Korean Ink Painted Scroll ($12,000)

Korean Ink Painted Scroll
($12,000)

Paul Jouve (French, 1878-1973) ($9,500)

Paul Jouve (French, 1878-1973)
($9,500)

After William Rush (Pennsylvania, 1756-1833) ($16,000)

After W Rush (PA, 1756-1833)
($16,000)

Dugan Farmyard Bowl ($3,300)

Dugan Farmyard Bowl
($3,300)
 

Cordier Auctions Accepts Harrisburg Magazine's Simply the Best Award

August 27, 2015
Cordier Auctions and Appraisals is the proud recipient of the Harrisburg Magazine's2015 Simply the Best award in the Auctioneer category. The award was accepted at the Simply the Best Gala at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg on August 27. Harrisburg Magazine's annual Simply the Best contest polls readers to determine the area's favorite businesses in dozens of categories. This is the second year in a row that Cordier Auctions and Appraisals was named Simply the Best Auctioneer. Pictured below at the gala are David Cordier, Melanie Hartman, Erika Kelly, and Brian Buehrle.

 

Simply the Best

 

Cordier Summer Antique and Fine Art Auction to Feature Collection of Dr. Irwin Richman

July 31, 2015

Cordier’s August 15 and 16 auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania will feature the diverse collection of Dr. Irwin Richman, Penn State University American Studies professor emeritus. The collection includes a large majolica collection, a 16th century British oak coffer and a George Washington bust after William Rush. “We are honored that Dr. Richman contacted our company to sell his collection,” notes Cordier’s owner, David Cordier, “We are very excited to host this auction.”

Dr. Richman, an ardent life-long collector, is the past chair of the graduate program in American Studies at Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg where he was a professor from 1968-2003. He has held various positions at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and was the curator of science, industry and technology at the William Penn Memorial Museum (now the State Museum of Pennsylvania) from 1965-1968. He has served as an architectural history consultant for various institutions and is a frequent presenter and freelance museum curator. In addition to authoring or co-authoring more than 20 books, he has contributed to over 180 articles and reviews to professional journals. Titles of his books include “Borscht Belt Bungalows; Memories of Catskill Summers”, “German Architecture in America”, and “The Landis Family: A Pennsylvania German Family Album”.

The second day of the auction on Sunday will exclusively represent the collection of Dr. Irwin Richman including a George Washington bust after William Rush ($8,000-12,000) and a 16th century British coffer ($600-800) featured in Fiske and Freeman’s “Living with Early Oak” book. Richman’s diverse collection of both interesting and very unusual items also contains a large collection of Continental majolica with a 42 inch blackamoor ($400-600) as one stand out. His holdings also include Mexican and fine jewelry, folk and fine art, textiles, baskets, and furniture.

A full online catalogue of the two day auction is available by visiting www.CordierAuction.com.

 

Dr Irwin Richman

Dr Irwin Richman

Large Majolica Blackamoor ($400-600)

Large Majolica Blackamoor
$400-600

After William Rush (Pennsylvania, 1756-1833) ($8,000-12,000)

After William Rush (PA, 1756-1833)
$8,000-12,000
 

C 1590 English Coffer ($600-800)

C 1590 English Coffer
$600-800
 

Continental and Italian Majolica ($100-1,000)

Continental and Italian Majolica
$100-1,000
  

Cordier Summer Antique and Fine Art Auction to Feature Fine Jewelry and the Collection of Dr. Irwin Richman

July 28, 2015

Cordier’s August 15 and 16 auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania will feature the diverse collection of Dr. Irwin Richman, Penn State University American Studies professor emeritus. The collection includes a large majolica collection, a 16th century British oak coffer and a George Washington bust after William Rush. Other auction highlights include over 100 lots of fine jewelry, a Paul Jouvé bronze of “Le Cynocéphale” and a William Parsons wooded landscape.

Day one of the two day auction will feature over 100 lots of fine jewelry including a 5.9 ctw diamond and pearl pendant/brooch ($5,000-10,000), a 27 carat star sapphire and diamond ring ($4,000-7,000), and pocket watches including a Tiffany & Co. Patek Philippe ($1,500-2,000). Other first day offerings of the 1,000 lot auction includes a Dugan carnival “Farmyard” bowl ($1,000-2,000), as well as Lalique, Fenton, Pairpoint, and Tiffany glass.

The furniture category offers antique through mid-century including a set of four Mobler Danish modern dining chairs ($300-600) and a Hickory Tung-Si dining set ($500-1,000). In fine art, a rare large 15.5 inch gilt patinated bronze sculpture by Paul Jouvé (French, 1878-1973) entitled “Le Cynocéphale”, or “Monkey Contemplating an Ancient Egyptian Idol” ($8,000-12,00), will be offered, as well as a painting by Ablade Glover (Ghana/UK, 1934-) ($1,500-3,000). Another fine art highlight is a wooded landscape by Sheldon Parsons (America/Mexico, 1866-1943) ($8,000-12,000).

Another highlight of day one is a kit car replica of a 1932 Ford coupe with a 350 cubic inch Chevrolet small block engine ($6,000-8,000).

Day two of the auction on Sunday will exclusively represent the collection of Dr. Irwin Richman including a George Washington bust after William Rush ($8,000-12,000) and a 16th century British coffer ($600-800) featured in Fiske and Freeman’s “Living with Early Oak” book. Richman’s diverse collection of both interesting and very unusual items also contains a large collection of Continental majolica with a 42 inch blackamoor ($400-600) as one stand out. His holdings also include Mexican and fine jewelry, folk and fine art, textiles, baskets, and furniture.

Dr. Richman, an ardent life-long collector, is the past chair of the graduate program in American Studies at Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg and has held various positions at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. In addition to authoring or co-authoring more than 20 books, he has contributed to over 180 articles and reviews to professional journals. He has served as an architectural history consultant for various institutions and is a frequent presenter and freelance museum curator. “We are honored that Dr. Richman contacted our company to sell his collection,” notes Cordier’s owner, David Cordier, “We are very excited to host this auction.”

A full online catalogue of the two day auction is available by visiting www.CordierAuction.com.

2.31 ctw Diamond & Star Sapphire Ring ($4,000-7,000)

Diamond & Star Sapphire Ring
$4,000-7,000

5.9 ctw Diamond & Pearl Pendant ($5,000-10,000)

Diamond & Pearl Pendant
$5,000-10,000

1932 Ford Coupe Kit Car ($6,000-8,000)

1932 Ford Coupe Kit Car
$6,000-8,000

Ablade Glover (Ghana-UK, B. 1934) ($1,500-2,000)

Ablade Glover (Ghana-UK, B. 1934)
$1,500-2,000

After William Rush (Pennsylvania, 1756-1833) ($8,000-12,000)

After W Rush (PA, 1756-1833)
$8,000-12,000

C 1590 English Coffer ($600-800)

C 1590 English Coffer
$600-800

Continental and Italian Majolica ($100-1,000)

Continental and Italian Majolica
$100-1,000

Dugan Farmyard Bowl ($1,000-2,000)

Dugan Farmyard Bowl
$1,000-2,000

Large Majolica Blackamoor ($400-600)

Large Majolica Blackamoor
$400-600

Nymph Pin ($3,000-5,000)

Nymph Pin
$3,000-5,000

Paul Jouve (French, 1878-1973) ($8,000-12,000)

Paul Jouve (French, 1878-1973)
$8,000-12,000

Sheldon Parsons (America-Mexico, 1866-1943) Oil on Board ($8,000-12,000)

S Parsons (Am-Mex, 1866-1943)
$8,000-12,000

Ask the Appraiser with Ellen Miller, July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

Cordier Auctions and Appraisals's own Ellen Miller answers reader questions about fine china and a Lincoln mourning flag in the July 2 edition of the Antiques and Auction News Article "Ask the Appraiser."  If you have an unusual oblect that you are curious about and would like to see your question in Antiques and Auction News, e-mail Ellen at EMiller@CordierAuction.com.

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Cordier Auctions and Appraisals's own Ellen Miller answers reader questions about fine china and a Lincoln mourning flag in the July 2 edition of the Antiques and Auction News Article "Ask the Appraiser."  If you have an unusual oblect that you are curious about and would like to see your question in Antiques and Auction News, e-mail Ellen at EMiller@CordierAuction.com.

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Exotic Taxidermy Recalls a Bygone Era at Cordier’s Summer Firearms Auction

July 2, 2015

The Summer Firearms & Militaria Auction at Cordier Auctions is slated for July 26. Highlights of the sale include a collection of African taxidermy, the life-long collection of Civil War items of a local educator, and a diverse selection of German militaria. The sale will be held at Cordier’s auction house at 1500 Paxton Street, Harrisburg.

The sale will offer antique, military, and modern handguns and long guns, edged weapons, military collectibles, and related art.

The Summer Firearms & Militaria Auction at Cordier Auctions is slated for July 26. Highlights of the sale include a collection of African taxidermy, the life-long collection of Civil War items of a local educator, and a diverse selection of German militaria. The sale will be held at Cordier’s auction house at 1500 Paxton Street, Harrisburg.

The sale will offer antique, military, and modern handguns and long guns, edged weapons, military collectibles, and related art.

Antique long guns feature a Samuel Shuler (Liverpool, PA) Kentucky rifle (est. $1,500-2,000), and a Springfield model 1861 percussion musket (est. $600-1,000). Modern long guns will include multiple M-1 Garands (est. $800-1,200 each) and a specialized Winchester model 52C target rifle in .22 caliber ($700-1,000).

Among the handguns offered will be a 1939 dated Radom WZ-VIS-35 pistol in 9mm caliber ($1,500-2,000) and a Japanese type 26 Nambu revolver ($600-800). Edged weapons include more than 100 lots of collectible knives including Ted Miller and all of the major manufacturers.

A remarkable collection of African taxidermy is sure to impress bidders. The collection is of the late Warren Foltz of Belleville, who travelled to Nairobi on a hunting expedition in 1957. The mount of his first kill, a black rhino, is a star lot in the auction (est. $10,000-15,000). He proceeded to fell 32 animals, which were mounted by Clearfield Taxidermy. The trophies of all 32 will be offered; a pair of African elephant tusks is expected to fetch $8,000-12,000, an African leopard skin with head is estimated at $1,000-1,500.

The life-long collection of Ronald Miller, a Gettysburg educator, will also be offered. Mr. Miller was born and raised in Gettysburg, and collected from the town’s legendary fields his entire life. A member of the Adams County Historical Society and the Lincoln Fellowship of PA, collecting Civil War artifacts was his passion. The collection includes Civil War era edged weapons, buttons, cartridge and cap boxes, belt buckles (Union and Confederate), CDVs, photos, and dug relics as well as GAR collectibles.

Military collectibles include German militaria such as badges, buckles, hats, insignia, and posters. Other militaria include a grouping attributed to Sgt. William Anderson, one of the original Merrill Marauders of WWII and a pall bearer of F.D. Roosevelt (est $500-800).

African Elephant Tusks ($8,000-12,000)

African Elephant Tusks
$8,000-12,000

African Leopard Skin ($1,000-1,500)

 

African Leopard Skin
$1,000-1,500

 

Black Rhino Mount ($10,000-15,000)

Black Rhino Mount
$10,000-15,000 

Civil War Collection

Civil War Collection 
 
Radom WZ-VIS-35 (1939) Pistol ($1,500-2,000)
Radom Pistol
($1,500-2,000)
 
Samuel Shuler (Liverpool, Pa) Kentucky Rifle ($1,500-2,000)
Shuler Kentucky Rifle
($1,500-2,000)
 
US Springfield M-1 Garand - .30-06 Caliber ($800-1,200)
US Springfield M-1 Garand 
($800-1,200)
 

 

 
 

STRONG RESULTS POSTED IN MARCH FIREARMS AND MILITARIA AUTION

May 28, 2015

Firearms, including an early 19th century European made percussion rifle and a James Reid Pocket Model 2 revolver drew attention from buyers both in the room and online at Cordier Auctions’ Spring 2015 Firearms and Militaria Auction.  More than 250 lots of antique, collectible, and modern hand and long guns including the collection of George Hartsock of Jonestown were offered on March 29 at the company’s auction house at 1500 Paxton Street, Harrisburg.  Prices quoted are hammer prices.

The sale featured antique and modern firearms, edged weapons, military collectibles, and sporting collectibles. Early lots of antique handguns included a rare James Reid Pocket Model 2 revolver in excellent condition which sold for $1,000 on an estimate of $600-800.  A Savage Revolving Arms Co. Navy Model revolver sold to the internet for $900 after spirited bidding.

Collectible handguns featured a Standard Conehammer Broomhandle Mauser in 7.63 mm caliber which sold for $1,400.  Colts remained strong, with a 1911 Pistol .45 ACP selling for $1,500 to an internet bidder after heavy competition. Among the modern handguns, a Smith & Wesson model 63-4 revolver with an unusual 5 inch barrel brought $600, while a FN Herstal model five-seven-IOM pistol in 5.7X28mm caliber hammered down at $900 on a $400-600 estimate.

 

In antique long guns, an early 19th century Hese-Hanau Fry-Core Type rifle sold for $1,200.  This rare European made single shot muzzle loading percussion rifle sold to an online buyer in Europe after heavy bidding both online and in the room.  A US Springfield Name Identified Model 1861 musket with “G. AICHELE / CO. B 214 REG” carved in the stock sold to a bidder in the room for $1,900.

 

Among the collectible long guns were two Springfield Armory M-1 Garands – the first was a .30-06 in excellent condition which sold for $1,700 on an estimate of $800-1,000.  The second, a Tanker in .30-06 caliber sold for $1,400.  In modern long guns, Winchesters commanded attention; a model 42 shotgun in .410 gauge sold for $900 following heavy internet and floor bidding.  A Winchester pre-64 model 70 rifle sold to the internet for $1,200.

 

Early 19th Century Hesse-Hanau Fry-Core Type Rifle ($1,200)

Early 19th C Hesse-Hanau
Fry-Core Type Rifle
$1,200

FN Herstal Model Five-Seven-IOM Pistol ($900)

FN Herstal Model
Five-Seven-IOM Pistol
$900

James Reid Pocket Model 2 Revolver ($1,000)

James Reid Pocket Mod 2 Rev
$1,000

Smith & Wesson Model 63-4 Revolver with 5 inch Barrel ($600)

S & Wesson Model 63-4 Rev 
$600
 Springfield Armory M-1 Garand ($1,700)
Springfield Armory M-1 Garand
$1,700
Winchester Pre-64 Model 70 Rifle ($1,200)
Winchester Pre-64 Mod 70 Rifle
$1,200
 

Jewelry, Tall Case Clocks, and Fine Art Featured in Spring 2015 Antique and Fine Art Auction

May 13, 2015

A Lebanon County tall case clock, a diamond & sapphire Deco bracelet, Cristofle Flatware, an Alberto Giacometti print, and paintings by Antonio Pietro Martino and Louis Aston Knight will headline the Spring Antique and Fine Art Auction at Cordier Auctions on May 16 and 17. Among other categories, the sale will feature collectibles, jewelry, silver, Asian & decorative arts, glass & pottery, furniture, fine art, and clocks. The auction will be held in the company’s auction house located at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg, PA.

Coins will feature gold including a 1917 McKinley commemorative $1 ($700-800) and a 1904 Liberty Head $20 double eagle ($1,000-1,500). In silver, a Mexican sterling tea set by A. Torres Vega estimated at $1,500-2,000 and a 60 piece mint condition Cristofle Renaissance flatware set ($8,000-12,000) will be offered. In collectibles, more than 100 lots of Hummels of all sizes will be sold, and carousel animals including a Dentzel-style cat ($1,000-2,000). A 14K gold presentation B&O Railroad badge will also be offered with an estimate of $1,000-1,500. Buyers will delight at more than 200 lots of jewelry which will include a 4.26 ctw diamond and sapphire Deco bracelet ($4,000-6,000) as well as numerous Tiffany pieces including Atlas, Schlumberger, and F. Gehry. Other designers will include Roberto Coin, Georg Jensen, and a Giovane 18K diamond and enamel suite ($4,000-6,000). A Rolex watch and Native American silver will also be on the block. The category is rounded out with a pair of 14K South Sea pearl & diamond earrings with an estimate of $4,500-7,500, and a 14K diamond and garnet ring ($2,500-4,000), along with other vintage and modern diamond and gemstone pieces. Offerings in furniture will include a Chippendale style dining suite ($3,000-5,000) and an American Chippendale fall front desk ($1,500-2,000). More than 40 Persian rugs will be offered, ranging from scatter to room size. Among the tall case clocks will be a Federal tall case clock by George Oves (1783-1837) of Lebanon County estimated at $8,000-12,000 and a Herschede 9 tube clock ($4,000-6,000). 150 lots of fine art will feature a trial proof print by Alberto Giacometti (American , 1901-1966) titled “Portrait of Rimbaud” ($4,000-6,000). Also featured will be landscapes including Longwood Gardens by Antonio Pietro Martino (American, 1902-1988) with an estimate of $2,000-4,000, one by Louis Aston Knight ($8,000-10,000), and a winter scene by William Behler (Pennsylvania, 1915-1994) with an estimate of $1,500-3,000. Two KPM hand painted porcelain plaques entitled “Ruth” and “David and Bathsheba” will also be offered ($1,500-3,000 each).

 

14K B&O Railroad Commemorative Badge ($1,000-1,500)
14K B&O RR Commem Badge
($1,000-1,500)

60 Piece Cristofle Renaissance Flatware Service ($1,500-3,000)

60 Pc Cristofle Flatware Service
($1,500-3,000)
1917 McKinley Gold Dollar ($700-800)
1917 McKinley Gold Dollar
($700-800)

A. Torres Vega Mexican Sterling Tea Set ($1,500-2,000)

A. Torres Vega Sterling Tea Set
($1,500-2,000)

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) Portrait of Rimbaud ($4,000-6,000)

A. Giacometti (Swiss, 1901-1966) 
($4,000-6,000)

Antonio Pietro Martino (American, 1902-1988) ($2,000-4,000)

A. Pietro Martino (American, 1902-1988)
($2,000-4,000)

Chippendale Style Dining Suite ($)

Chippendale Style Dining Suite
($1,500 - 2,500)

Dentzel Style Carousel Cat ($1,000-2,000)

Dentzel Style Carousel Cat
($1,000-2,000)

George Oves Lebanon County Tall Case Clock ($8,000-12,000)

Lebanon Co. Tall Case Clock
($8,000-12,000)
Giovane 18K Diamond and Enamel Suite ($4,000-6,000)
Giovane 18K Enamel Suite
($4,000-6,000)
Wilmer Behler (Pennsylvania, 1915-1994) ($1,500-3,000)
W. Behler (Pennsylvania, 1915-1994)
($1,500-3,000)
4.26 ctw Diamond and Sapphire Deco Bracelet ($4,000-6,000)
4.26 ctw Diamond & Sapphire Bracelet
($4,000-6,000)

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