Across The Block – Antiques And The Arts WeeklyAntiques And The Arts Weekly
Last week’s top bundles brought high-quality items from all categories across the block, from fine art to clothing to ship models. A Charles Loloma cuff bracelet with an almost impossible perfect curve tripled its high estimate to reach the highest price in this week’s highlights. Hollywood was well represented with a freshly released dress worn by Doris Day on screen and a porcelain statuette from an auction focused solely on Disneyana figurines. The ships and sails arrived with a painting by Tod Lindenmuth, accompanied by a Ramage & Ferguson half-hull model. Read on for more winning offers.
‘Cowboy Conference’ Chez Coyle
MEDWAY, MASS. – On June 28, Coyle’s Auction held a multi-ownership sale of Boston-area homes. Their best selling was an unexpected subject So Far North, an oil on canvas painting by Howard Post (b. 1948) titled “Cowboy Conference”, 2011. From Tucson, Arizona, Post was also a competitor for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in the 1970s. as a commercial artist. Later he moved on to fine art inspired by the way of life he knew best, rendering ranch scenes in strong shapes and shadows, often using up to six main colors. The painting sold for $7,360. For more information, 508-733-6868 or www.coylesauction.com.
Schreiner Jewelry Adds Sparkle to Schultz’s Three-Day Auction
CLARENCE, NY – Schultz Auctioneers held a three-day antiques auction from June 16-18, offering a wide range of categories such as paintings, dolls, brewers, spool cabinets, coins , antique and costume jewelry and more. There was even a chickering piano. Leading the way was plenty of Schreiner jewelry (pictured), which fetched $5,100, while a fabulous six-drawer Chippendale chest of drawers fetched $3,300. Schreiner is one of North America’s leading designers of high-end costume jewelry, a genre of jewelry popularized by Coco Chanel and now one of the most collectible. For more information, 716-407-3125 or www.schultzauctioneers.net.
Disney ‘Big Trouble’ Figurine Brings Big Price at Akiba Antiques
DANIA BEACH, FL. – Online bidders headed to Akiba Antiques on June 21 as the company held its “Mickey Mouse & Friends” sale, where collectors could experience one of the world’s largest Disney collections of limited-edition figurines from Armani Giuseppe and Swarovski from Disney Classic collections. A Disney Fun and Fancy Free Willie the Giant “Big Trouble” figure with box, estimated at just $100/$500, took the top spot, making $1,750. With serial number 11K-46013-0, the porcelain piece was from the 2000 Disneyana Sculpture Collection, Disneyana made at the Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, September 5-9, 2000, limited edition numbered at the hand 48 by 50, 9¾ inches high. For more information, 305-332-9274 or www.akibaantiques.com.
Giant result for the Doris Day-Worn dress in George Cole Sale
RED HOOK, NY – More than 500 lots of handpicked antiques and fresh real estate for sale in the Hudson Valley region crossed the block at the June 25 sale of George Cole, including many items from a large collection of vintage Doris Day items, costumes, movie posters and more. A dress worn by Doris Day in Giant fetched $4,063 (shown), and two dresses worn by her in love or leave me left the gallery at $5,625. For more information, www.georgcoleauctions.com or 845-758-9114.
View of Mount Shasta by Eliza Barchus Peaks at Burchard Galleries
ST PETERSBURG, FLA. — On June 18, antiques, artwork and jewelry from South Florida estates passed through the block of Burchard Galleries. An oil on canvas painting by Eliza Barchus (American, 1857-1959) depicting Mount Shasta was among the top items at the sale, fetching $4,250. Measuring 30 by 50 inches, it was signed lower right, titled on the reverse on the canvas, and signed again. Barchus lived in Portland for most of his life. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, she moved to Portland in 1880. Her landscapes were well-known scenic spots in Oregon, Alaska, and California, such as Mount Hood, Mount Shasta, Yosemite, Muir Glacier and Crater Lake. For more information, 727-821-1167 or www.burchardgalleries.com.
The Swiss quarter-speed two-train chronograph in the lead at Jones & Horan
GOFFSTOWN, NH – Jones & Horan Horological Auctions has sold an 18-karat gold Swiss two-train chronograph for $3,200 to an online buyer. The case featured a custom Masonic engraving dated “St Johns Day, 5876” (1876 CE), and the watch is suspected to be probably a product of Huguenin de Locle. For more information, 603-623-5314 or www.jones-horan.com.
Steenburgh takes it to the field for the real estate sale
EAST HAVERHIILL, NH – “Antiques Auction on the Field” was how Steenburgh Auctioneers of Pike, NH, billed their June 28 sale, which was conducted and hosted outdoors under the large tents. Featured were items from the estate of Dreamer and John Bagonzi of Woodsville, NH A 12-by-17-inch painting Ships at Night by Provincetown artist Tod Lindenmuth (1885-1976) sold for $3,450. Founder of the Provincetown Art Association and one of Provincetown’s first printers, Lindenmuth was a semi-abstract painter and graphic designer who did much to promote modernist styles. For more information, 603-303-3072 or www.steenburgh.com.
Loloma cuff bracelet hurts so badly at Santa Fe art auction
SANTA FE, NM — A June 23-26 live auction at Santa Fe Art Auctions featured a selection of American fine art, with June 25 exclusively featuring highlights from the Georgia and Charles Loloma collection. Charles was the redefining Native American jeweler of the 20th century. Session 3 offered more than 100 sets of jewelry signed Loloma. A Charles Loloma ironwood cuff bracelet, 1975, silver, gold, turquoise, ironwood, lapis coral and bone, estimated $20/30,000, sold for $97,600. Georgia Loloma said it was Charles’s first piece of jewelery that she had ever purchased. According to Georgia, this cuff is a perfect example of what Charles called the “wound line” – a curvature so perfectly formed that it is literally painful to watch. For more information, 505-954-5858 or www.santafeartauction.com.
Half-shell gets full price at Eldred
DENNIS IS, MASS. – The headline lot in Eldred’s ‘Summer Living’ July 7 sale was a builder’s half-hull model of a steam/sailing yacht by Ramage & Ferguson of Leith, Scotland, active 1877-1934. The ship’s identification is largely worn, but Ramage & Ferguson specializes in luxury steam/sailing yachts and windjammers, including the Kobenhavn, the largest sailing ship ever built in Britain, designed for the Danish government. He sailed to an online buyer for $6,250 who beat absentee bidders as well as those in the room and on the phone. The model was from a collection in Annapolis, Maryland, and carried an estimate of $500 to $1,000. For information, 508-385-3116 or www.eldreds.com.