Fontaine’s Unreserved Auction, September 25th
Saturday, Sept. 25, beginning at 10 a.m.
It will be an unreserved estate auction (everything sells, regardless of price), featuring over 650 fresh to the market items offered in two sessions. Sold will be a fine Newport, R.I., Ocean Avenue estate (name withheld per request of the heirs). All items will be transported to Fontaine’s Auction Gallery 1485 W. Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA 01201 and can be viewed on their website: www.fontainesauction.net
The contents of the estate represent a vast array of silver, Russian enamel, period furniture, paintings, Mettlach steins, Tiffany pieces, cloisonne, carved jade, Oriental rugs, European & Asian porcelains and more.
Bidding for the Sept. 25 sale will be live, phone and absentee, with online bidding component. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, and the Fontaine’s Auction Gallery website (www.fontainesauction.net).
FURNITURE: Period Chippendale Chest On Chest; Early Italian 3 Drawer Serpentine Dresser; 3 Pc Gilt Carved Parlor Set with Lion”s Heads; Attr. R.J. Horner Mahogany Curio Cabinet; Moroccan Mother Of Pearl Inlaid Game Table; Walnut And Ivory Inlaid Sidechair; Early 2 Part Dutch Marquetry Inlaid Drop-Front Desk with Ball & Claw Feet; 2 Part Dutch Marquetry Inlaid Single Door Corner Cabinet; R J Horner Oak Serpentine Claw Foot China Cabinet; Bailey Banks & Biddle 9 Tube Mahogany Grandfather Clock; Brass And Onyx Top 4 Tier Stand; Walnut Renaissance Revival Griffin Carved Magazine Rack; Mahogany Empire Swivel Top Card Table; Figural Carved Ebonized Blackamore Console Table with Ivory Eyes & Teeth; Paper Mache & Mother Of Pearl Ebonized Tilt Top Table; Ivory Inlaid Cylinder Desk; Paper Mache & Mother Of Pearl Ebonized Music Stand; Small Dutch Inlaid 5 Drawer Chest; French Mahogany Inlaid Marble Top Nightstand; 4 Ebonized Paper Mache Sidechairs with Mother Of Pearl Inlay; Indian Carved Cashmere Folding Table; Italian Carved Walnut 2 Seat Settee; Marble Top Deco Iron Telephone Stand with Matching Seat; Carved Camphor Wood Lift Top Trunk with Brass Latch; Mahogany Empire 3 Drawer Chest with Acanthus Carved Columns & Legs; Boulle & Brass Inlaid Lift Top Card Table And More.
SILVER: 2 Pc John Biggin Sterling Fish Set with Bone Handles; 12 Pc Mother Of Pearl & English Plate Fish Set In Case; 2 Silvered Figural Bird Grape Shears; Towle Sterling Silver Bowl Louis Xiv Pattern; Assorted Sterling Silver Pickle Forks & Tongs; Sterling Silver Pickle Jar with Poppies; Over 150 Pcs Of Coin Silver Including Spoons, Forks And Serving Pieces, Assorted American & English Sterling Silver Service Pieces Including Spoons, Ladles, Forks, Knives, Pie Servers, Carving Sets, Jam Spoons, Child’s Pieces, Nut Crackers, Salad Tongs, Sugar Tongs, Pastry Servers, Toast Server And Much More By Tiffany, Gorham, Kirk, Bigalow & Kennard, J.E. Caldwell, Whiting, Wallace, Towle And Many Makers From Birmingham, London And Sheffield. Collection Of Napkin Rings; 17 Assorted Russian And French Silver Cups; Iranian Sterling Silver Case; Russian Enameled Small Silver Box; Pr German Silver Bread Baskets with Handles – Marked “Trubner 800″; Russian 84 .Zol Silver Stein – 1891 Moscow; German 800 Silver Footed Trophy Cup; Gorham Sterling Silver 1/4 Pint Trophy Cup 1925; Very Unusual Russian Enamel Arrowhead Letter Opener; Small Russian Enamel Egg with Swan And Jewels On Hoofed Feet. Early 20th C. Moscow; Russian Enamel Egg By Vasily Agafonov with Swan And Jewels On Lion”s Paw Feet; Small Russian Enamel 88 .Zol Cup Attr: Faberge – St. Petersburg Mark And The Kokoshnik 88 .Zol Mark; Russian Enamel Salt By Ivan Khlebnikov Attr: Faberge – Circa 1884 Of Moscow; Russian Enamel Silver Violin Compact – St. Petersburg & 84 .Zol Marks; Set Of 6 Sterling Blue Enameled Spoons .925 Silver; Faberge Gold Enamel Easter Egg Pendant – Circa 1887; 6 Russian Silver Spoons 84 .Zol & Assayers Mark Veniamin Savinsky Of Moscow 1874; Sterling Silver Etched Cigarette Case; Lots Of Assorted Snuff And Dresser Boxes From England, United States, Russia And Germany; Continental Silver Plated 3 Pc Tea Set; Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver Creamer C. 1935; Pr Marked Sterling Silver Salt & Pepper Shakers; Pr Tiffany & Co Sterling Salts Etched With Pelicans; Lot Of 7 Assorted Salts From Russia, Norway, Birmingham And By Cartier; Miniature Chased Silver Individual Salt And Sugar; Tiffany & Co Sterling Pieces; Gorham Sterling Silver 3/8 Pint Flask with Glass Insert; Early Gorham Sterling Silver Center Bowl Made For Tiffany & Co.; 4 Assorted Sterling Silver Reticulated Baskets with Glass Inserts; Pr. Kirk & Sons Sterling Silver Bowls; S. Kirk & Sons Repousse Sterling Silver Footed Compote; Pr Signed Revere Weighted Sterling Silver Vases; Tiffany & Co. Makers Covered Sterling Rose Jar C. 1898; Sterling Silver Repousse Carriage Clock – Case By Stuart Clifford, London 1890; Tiffany & Co Makers Sterling Silver 3 Pint Coffee Pot C. 1870″s; Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver Reticulated Bread Basket C. 1870″s; Pr Of S. Kirk & Sons Sterling Silver Repousse Salts; Gorham Sterling Silver Trophy Bowl C. 1892; Graff, Washbourne & Dunn Sterling Silver 10 1/2” Reticulated Bowl; Gorham Sterling Silver Reeded Edge Footed Compote; Black, Starr & Gorham Sterling Silver Juicer; Black, Starr & Frost Enameled Travel Clock; William B. Kerr & Co Sterling Travel Alarm Clock For Tiffany & Co; Fine Chased Silver Mandolin Flask; Tiffany & Co. Makers, Sterling Silver Coin Changer; Silver Tea Strainer with Sailing Ship – Netherlands 1899; Sterling Silver Reticulated Tea Strainer, By Wakely & Wheeler, London 1953; 10 Wallace Sterling Silver Goblets; 2 Sterling Silver Compact Coin Purses, By John Hasselbring And Watrous Mfg. Co.; 18 Mesh, Beaded And Enameled Purses Marked Szechc-Slovakia, Whiting & Davis, Mandalian Mfg Co. And Sterling; Wallace Sterling Flatware Set In Case; 28 Pc Tiffany & Co. Makers Silver & Leather Travel Vanity Set In Case; Black, Starr & Frost Sterling Chocolate Set with Tray; Plus Many More Silver Items Not Listed.
PORCELAIN, POTTERY & STEINS: Kaiser Regimental Lithophane 1/2 Liter Stein; Figural Majolica Stein; Mettlach Cameo 1/2 Liter Stein; Incised German 2-1/2 Liter Stein – “Tp” Mark On The Base; Incised German 1 Liter Scenic Stein Stein – “Tp” Mark On The Base; Mettlach Large Cameo Pitcher; Mettlach Cameo Pitcher with Wheat Farmer Scene #1028; Mettlach 1/2 Liter Stein with Spanish Coat Of Arms #2378; 2 Mettlach 1/2 Liter Steins; One with Lithophane; Mettlach Incised 1/2 Liter Stein #1940; English Pottery 1/2 Liter Stein; 5 Liter Mettlach Incised Stein with Bar Scene #1578; 5 Liter Mettlach Cameo Pitcher #2284; Figural Copper And Silver Plated Stein; 1/2 Liter Figural Beer Maiden Stein; Short Mettlach Incised 1/2 Liter Stein #1533; Figural Head Stein with Luster Finish; Small Cranberry Glass Stein with Applied Handle; Reverse And Obverse Painted Stein with Pewter Lid C.1850″s; Regimental 1/2 Liter Lithophane German Stein with Figural Pewter Lid; German 1/2 Liter Scenic Beer Stein #1909; Fine Meissen Stein with Figural Handle And Cut Glass Insert; Pr German Relief Molded Vases; German Footed Punchbowl with Numerous Mythological Figures; Large German Pottery Water Pitcher; Pr Terra Cotta German Figural Sculptures; Large German Terra Cotta Figural Wall Plaque ” Musterschultz; Pr Mettlach Incised Knight & Maiden Wall Plaques – Artist Signed F. Scholl; Large Majolica Magnolia Triangular Umbrella Stand; Moorcroft Ruby Glaze Slip-Cast Vase; Theo Haviland “Limoges” Cobalt Plate And Water Vase; 6 Assorted Royal Bayreuth Creamers; Large Blue Transferware Platter with Castle Scene; Large Canton Bowl with Oriental Village Scene; 4 Pc Royal Bayreuth Tomato Tea Set; R.S. Prussia Chocolate Set; Massive Oriental Blue Porcelain Vase; Large Majolica Fish Platter And More.
FINE ART & ACCESSORIES; Selection Of Cornelian And Green Chinese Jade Figures; Rare Green Jade Covered Box; Ming Dynasty Celadon Tripod Incense Burner; Elmer Crowell Miniature Mallard Female Duck Decoy; Fine Allegorical Oil Painting On Tin In Boulle Frame; George Glenn Newell O/B Painting Of Cows; Attr. Max Eglau 19th Century O/C Painting Of An Artist; Large Painting On Slate with Large Shore Birds Nesting; E. Bailey O/B Country River Scenic Painting; German O/C Portrait Of An Old Woman Signed “Mbw 1905”; Signed Fritz Beinke Oil On Wood Painting “Duck Salesman In The Street”; Ferdinand Pautrot Figural Bronze Bird; Pr Andre-Vincent Becquerel Bronze Animal Sculptures; Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Shih Tzu Paperweight; Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Bird Paperweight; Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Rabbit Paperweight; Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Woman Seated By A Flax Wheel; Peter Hayward Bronze Rabbit Paperweight Dated 1945; Tiffany Studios New York Bronze Irish Setter Bust # 688; Small Bronze German Shepherd Paperweight; Small Austrian Bronze Bulldog Paperweight; Small Austrian Bronze Bulldog Paperweight; M. Frank Figural Bronze German Boy; Hans Muller Marble & Bronze Miniature Bust Of Napoleon On Pedestal; Ernest Beck Miniature Bronze Boy Figure with Cigarette On Rouge Marble Base. Carved Ivory Handled Magnifying Glass By Yamanaka & Co. Japan; 6 Cast Iron Figural Dog Doorstops; Steiff Stuffed Child”s Elephant On Wheels; Selection Of Meerschaum Carved Pipes In Cases; African Animal Skin Shield; Suze Brand Mechanical Cigarette Holder Display; 11 Pc Tiffany Studios Gold Dore Desk Set; Selection Of 15 Bisque, Composite And Other Dolls; Natural Black Bear Taxidermy Throw Rug; Asian 2 Part Basket with Lid, Brass Mounts & Handles; Crossbow; Original Steiff Micki, Mecki And Mucki Hedgehog Dolls; Wonderful Child”s Eskimo Fur Jacket; Large Unsigned Cloisonn” Enameled Egg; 2 Artglass Perfumes, One By Matthew Buechner Of Thames Glass 1986; Sevres Quality French Covered Dresser Box with Gilt Brass Collar And Paw Feet; Figural Carved & Leather Wrapped Eskimo In A Canoe; Boulle & Brass Inlaid Tantalus Set; Boulle Inlaid Louis Xiv Bracket Clock Signed Gaudron, Paris; Small Chelsea Ships Clock; Excellent Brass & Boulle Inlaid Inkwell; Roseville Green Floral Basket with Handle; Brass Champlev” Floor Lamp Base; French Automaton Singing Bird Cage; Brass Embossed Jewelry Casket; French Figural Mantle Clock with Eagle; 3 Painted Cast Iron Butler Doorstops; 3 Daguerreotypes; Identified Possibly As Ira Jerome, John Humphrey Avery And A Woman And Many Items Not Yet Listed.
Upcoming Antique Auctions At Fontaine’s:
September 25, 2010 at 10am Unreserved Antique Estate Auction (At Fontaine’s) Internet, Floor, Absentee and phone bidding Over 650 items to be sold in two sessions. We will be selling a fine Newport RI Ocean Avenue Estate (Name withheld upon request of heirs.) all items have been moved to the gallery for convenience of sale.
October 23, 2010 at 10am On-Site Unreserved Exceptional Estate Auction (Elizabethtown, PA) Internet, Floor, Absentee and phone bidding We have been commissioned to sell the contents of the Conewago Manor Inn, on site 2048 Zeager Road, Elizabethtown Pa. 17022
November 13, 2010 Exceptional Cataloged Antique Auction (At Fontaine’s) Internet, Floor, Absentee and phone bidding Over 400 lots of antique furniture, lighting, and accessories. Consignments are being accepted for this auction call John Fontaine 413-448-8922 Antique Consignments Wanted For Fontaine’s Fall & Winter Auctions
Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is actively seeking quality consignments for future sales. The firm also buys antiques and entire estates outright. For more information, or to consign an item, estate or collection, you may call (413) 448-8922 and ask to speak to John Fontaine. Or, you can e-mail him at email@example.com. For more info, log on to www.fontainesauction.net.