A New Orleans Coin Silver Goblet Küchler & Himmel for Hyde & Goodrich c. 1852-1853 the bell-shaped bowl with beaded rim chased acanthus leaves on punch ground conforming stem stepped foot with papyrus and leaf footrim period script monogram "EHM" for Edward H. Miles (b. 1852) height 5 3/4 in. weight 5.30 troy ozs. Note: The goblets offered as lots 300 - 302 commemorate the births of the three sons of General William R. and Frances Mayrant Miles of Mileston Mississippi and New Orleans. During the Civil War Miles commanded a Confederate regiment known as "Miles' Louisiana Legion" which fought at the Battles of Plains Store and Port Hudson. The New York Times May 28 1869 published excerpts from a letter General Miles wrote in support of ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment: "We want a Government a good Government the best Government we can get. We want the repose and security and confidence that a State Government alone can give. Cannot the entire population then both white and black unite upon common ground and bring about this desired result?"
Studio contract covering the year following production on The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939). February 28, 1939.
31 pages, 8 1/2x11 inches. Holes punched in the left margin. With the original brown paper folder.
The year after completing filming for The Story of Alexander Graham Bell was a busy and impressive one for Fonda, who starred in the John Ford directed classics Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and Drums Along the Mohawk (1939).
A quantity of Coalport Hunting Scene pattern wares comprising a mantle clock, jug, sugar bowl, mugs, lidded rectangular box, further box, pair of bells, etc together with a pair of punch bowls with printed 19th century style hunting scene decoration
PUNCH AND JUDY. AN UNUSUAL VICTORIAN SILVER BABY'S RATTLE in the form of Mr Punch, his nodding head incorporating a whistle, a bell in each hand, mother of pearl ring, 10cm l, maker R & M, probably Robinson & McKewan, Birmingham, probably 1895 and marked Rd 39262
HOLLIDAY JUDY. 1921-1965. 1. Document Signed (''Judy Holliday'') 1 p 4to Culver City September 20 1957 amending her employment agreement with M.G.M. for the film Bells Are Ringing two holes punched at upper margin light toning.2. Autograph Note Signed (''Judy'') 2 pp 12mo n.p. n.d. light toning. After successfully lobbying to have her repeat her Broadway success in the film version of Born Yesterday Cukor went on to shoot four more films with Judy Holliday over the next decade. Here she sends a brief thank-you note: ''Dear George--Since I know that you'd be embarrassed if I told you how wonderful you are how I love every minute of working with you and how I just plain love you--I won't tell you.'' With Signed Card.3. Photograph Signed (''Sincerely Judy Holliday'') 2 1/2 by 4 inch silver gelatin print.
A mixed lot: an ivory babies rattle in the form of Mr Punch with two suspensory bells, George III snuff box, two pepperettes, a pap boat, mote spoon, two skewers, lancet case, bon bon dish, box and cover, salt, caddy spoon, knife rest and a mustard, mixed makers and dates. (15)
20th century ticketing machines to include a cased Ticket Issue Machines Limited of London, SW1 example stamped Patent No 368802, also stamped J22, a further boxed Setright example, a similar example marked Leicestershire CC599 together with an Ultimate Fair System by Bell Punch Company Limited, London (4) (displayed alongside glass shelves)
133-PIECE YUGOSLAVIAN CRYSTAL STEMWARE SERVICE AND ACCESSORIES. Including: ten red wine, ten white wine, ten water goblets, nine water glasses, ten champagne flutes, nine iced tea goblets, eight iced tea glasses, six cordials, nine brandy snifters, six champagne coupes, seven old fashion, punchbowl with twelve cups, twelve napkin rings, compote, dinner bell, pedestal fruit bowl, covered jar, creamer and sugar, covered bonbon dish, pitcher, votive, vase and four assorted decanters - 9 1/2 in. high, iced tea goblets.
The sticky label does not say Rogaska but simply has an R on it.
Two water glasses each have a chip on the rim, three punch cups have a chip on the rim, the dinner bell does not have a clapper, two decanters do not have stoppers.
Group of Small Mostly Silver Articles, including a few miniatures, a bell, punch strainer, caster, funnel, etc.
GREENE CO. TENNESSEE PIE SAFE SIDEBOARDGreene County, Tennessee sideboard pie safe with silver painted urn tins having compass star designs and bell flower corners, total of 18 punched tin panels. Shaped gallery over two dovetailed drawers with shaped drawer fronts, lower two doors flanking a center panel, resting on elaborate shaped bracket front feet. Interior with three shelves, each shelf divided with wooden partitions, mortise and tenon door construction. Poplar secondary. 50 7/8" H x 58" W x 15 1/2" D. Mid 19th century. Note: Papers attached from June 24, 2006 John Jacob Dearstone estate auction in Greene Co. showing this safe. Provenance: Yates estate, Greeneville, TN.
Overall excellent condition with an older cleaned surface, early 20th century painted tins with some scattered flaking.
(BOXING) A set of 4 photographs of Belle Gordon, "Champion Lady Bag Puncher of the World." A series of images depicting the pugilist and a male companion (her trainer), in which she is posing with her punching bag (2 images), with her fists raised (one), and a final image with a tennis racket. Printing-out paper prints, each measuring approximately 8x5 3/4 inches (20.3x14.6 cm.), each mounted to an original board measuring approximately 12x9 3/4 inches (30.5x24.8 cm.) and presented together in a period oak frame (overall size 27 1/4x23 1/4 inches, 69.2x59.1 cm.), each of the top images with a caption, in ink, on mount recto. Circa 1900Belle and her sister Minnie claimed to be the originators of vaudeville "lady boxing acts," in which they entertained crowds with their speed and dexterity. Belle won the title of "champion lady bag puncher of the world" before 1913.
A pewter chalice and cover
bell bowl, concave reeded stem and domed foot, engraved foliate borders and punch marked inscription 'Tobias Matthew Durham'
Note: Tobias Matthew was appointed as Bishop of Durham in 1595 and in 1606 became the Archbishop of York.
Judaica: Russian silver Besamim spice tower 19th century, pennant above orb and tower, above filigree spice compartment on pedestal adorned with banners and bells; silver standard 84, assay master's mark: I.P; H9", and 4.6ozT Provenance: Simon Benson Offit collection banner marked: I.PERLMAN with assay punch. Appears to be in good original condition.
A 20th century Bell Punch Taximeter with fare aperture in pence and pounds, bearing plaque to side Bell Punch Taximeter Model GB, designed and manufactured by Bell Punch Company Limited, 39 St James' Street, London, SW1, Serial No TH112496
IMPRESSIVE CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN PUNCH BOWL, THE EXTERIOR UNUSUALLY DECORATED WITH ALTERNATING ROWS OF GREEN AND GOLD BELL FLOWERS, CIRCA 1790-1810.
With exterior border of gilt and orange Chinese meanders, the inner border in gilt and orange diapering, the interior center with a large rondel of flowers. Diameter 20 ½ inches.
GERMAN MECHANICAL PLATFORM W/ CLOWN. A charming wheeled platform toy, probably from 1920’s, this bisque headed clown is holding a belled stick in one hand and as one rolls it along, he claps his hands while turning his head from left to right. A grain painted wood base decorated with a paper top, the clown is dressed in multi-colored Punch type outfit and is completely original. SIZE: 13-1/2” t x 7” l x 4” w. CONDITION: Overall is dusty with some fabric deterioration. 1-2773
LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB.Collection of fourty-five titles published by the Limited Editions Club. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1929-1981. Original bindings as issued, most with original glassine and slipcases. Condition: some wear to slipcases and glassine. Complete title list: The Story of an African Farm, Two Plays for Puritans, The The Magic Mountain (2 vols), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Aucassin and Nicolete, The Iceman Cometh, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Importance of Being Earnest (2 vols), Punch and Judy, The Trial and Death of Socrates, The Notorious Jumping Frog and Other Stories, The Wanderer, The Innocents Abroad, The Poems of Robert Browning, Childhood / Boyhood / Youth, The Prince and the Pauper, Politics and Poetics, The Castle of Otranto, The Discourses of Epictetus, Tom Jones, The Book of Ballads, The Red and the Black, Emma, The History of Pendennis (2 vols), The Man Without a Country, Moriae Encomium: Or, the Praise of Folly, Three Plays of Henrik Ibsen, Typee, The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Zadig, Barchester Towers, The Short Stories of Charles Dickens, The Devil’s Dictionary, The House of the Seven Gables, The Ambassadors, Hard Times, The Gambler / Notes from Underground, Zuleika Dobson, Orations and Essays, The Revolt of the Angels, The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov, Life on the Mississippi, Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man, Pinocchio and For Whom the Bell Tolls. (45)
A punch'ong slip-decorated stoneware deep bowl
Joseon Dynasty, 16th Century
Of inverted bell form with everted rim and brushed with white slip forming a band along the interior and exterior walls beneath a colorless glaze, the underlying fabric fired to a dark grey (restored).
7 1/8in (18cm) diameter
A silver child's ''Punch'' rattle with bells and m.o.p. teether . Birmingham 1933.
Lot of 15: Blown Glass Christmas Ornaments.
Description Includes a Punch and Judy clip-on, two oil lamps, two ornaments with three smaller dangling bells and pine cones, and one wide-mouth frog.
Gorham Sterling Silver Punch Ladle, Pattern H28, large oval bowl with shaped edge and double spout, handle with grape and bell flower design, terminus with devil's head, hand engraved monogram "FMK" and dates "1857-1907," verso with ...
Estimate: 200.00 - 400.00
A 20th century Set Right ticketing machine with metallic casing and applied brass badge together with a further Bell Punch Printing Company ticketing machine with leather strap (2)
American Brilliant cut glass bell shaped, heavy and richly cut punch bowl with intricate cut pattern. Measures 6 3/4" high by 13 1/2" wide. Condition good, normal wear to surface, a small flea bite along the base of bowl. Condition good. See images. Approx. weight 12 lbs.
An Edward VII Baby's Rattle formed as Mr Punch by Crisford & Norris, Birmingham 1912, with agate handle (lacking two bells), 5 3/4in
Greene Co. Tennessee Pie Safe Sideboard Greene County, Tennessee sideboard pie safe with silver painted urn tins having compass star designs and bell flower corners, total of 18 punched tin panels. Shaped gallery over two dovetailed drawers with shaped drawer fronts, lower two doors flanking a center panel, resting on elaborate shaped bracket front feet. Interior with three shelves, each shelf divided with wooden partitions, mortise and tenon door construction. Poplar secondary. 50 7/8" H x 58" W x 15 1/2" D. Mid 19th century. Note: Papers attached from June 24, 2006 John Jacob Dearstone estate auction in Greene Co. showing this safe. Provenance: Yates estate, Greeneville, TN.
Pair of Trench art jugs, vases, pair of brass vases and J. & M. P. Bells punch bowl
1811 $5 Small 5 AU58 NGC BD-2 R.3. Nicely struck with light natural toning and no surface distractions on either side. A few degrees of counterclockwise die rotation are noted as the coin turns from obverse to reverse.The Capped Bust Large Bust left half eagle was produced 1807 to 1812. The head punch is by John Reich's whose secret signature a notch out of one point on star 13 appears on all dies from this period. Liberty wears a floppy cap said to have been the style of the day when Reich decked her out in it with drapery and a clasped bust prominent forehead curl. Reich's eagle punch has the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM above with the eagle in a more naturalistic pose than the heraldic type of the previous design. Events of 1811: During the winter of 1811-12 the central Mississippi Valley was struck by three of the most powerful earthquakes in U.S. history. Even today this region has more earthquakes than any other part of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. The 400 terrified residents in the town of New Madrid (Missouri) were abruptly awakened by violent shaking and a tremendous roar. It was December 16 1811 and a powerful earthquake had just struck. So powerful were the series of tremors that some sections of the Mississippi River appeared to run backward for a short time. The shockwaves propagated efficiently through Midwestern bedrock to where residents as far away as Pittsburgh and Norfolk were awakened by intense shaking. Church bells were reported to ring as far as Boston Massachusetts and York Ontario (now Toronto) and sidewalks were reported to have been cracked and broken in Washington D.C. There were also reports of toppled chimneys in Maine. (PCGS 8109)
STERLING FLATWARE & SERVING PIECES, 44 PCS1st group: Grouping sterling silver serving pieces, miscellaneous patterns including Towle King Richard pattern pierced serving spoon, Durgin Fairfax pattern serving spoon, Durgin Empire pattern large serving fork (9"L), sterling punch ladle, marks worn (10 1/8" L) and Webster sterling sugar tongs (3" L). 2nd group: Lunt Mount Vernon pattern flatware, 1905, including serving spoon, 3 place spoons, 6 forks (7 1/8" L) and 8 salad forks. All engraved "McShane" on reverse and 6 forks also with dates, 1909, 1913 and 1914. 3rd group: Assortment of sterling spoons including 8 Lunt Chateau/Chateau Thierry pattern teaspoons, 5 R. Wallace & Sons Rose pattern five o'clock spoons, Rogers sterling Wedding Bells pattern 2 soup spoons and 2 teaspoons, 2 Gorham King Edward pattern teaspoons and 1 Gorham Buttercup pattern round bowl soup spoon. Group also includes one sterling hexagon shaped napkin ring with beaded rims, engraved "Tom", 1 3/8" W. 44 items total. 46.355 total oz troy. (Higher-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Few spoons with minor bends. Ladle with monogram and Mount Vernon pattern engraved. All other items not monogrammed.
Antique Polyphon 71g Music Box Disc Player With 13 music disc.
Produced ca.1900 in Germany is a very nice working Polyphon No.71g music box with 13 music keyed playing disc. A Polyphon is a music disc playing music box. Features a very nice wood box and player with manual start and stop functions. Designed to rotate a key punch music disc over a musical note gear causing the striker to hit tuned bells. The polyphon is in very nice working and playing condition. Please see photo's and video.
1909 T206 BASEBALL CARD, GEORGE BELLGeorge Bell (Follow Through) T-206 baseball card. Piedmont back. Space filler: Hole punched lower right. See images. HOLED. shipping info This item can be shipped in-house.
A late 17th century walnut longcase clock with ten inch dial
Edward East, LondonThe rising hood with overhanging cornice over three-quarter and quarter barleytwist colummns with gilt brass Corinthian capitals and bases over a long trunk door of 'bookmatched' veneers within a half round moulded edge, the base with three upright veneered panels on a plinth, the ten inch square brass dial signed in cursive script along the lower edge Eduardus East Londini, with small winged cherubs head spandrels framing the narrow silvered Roman chapter ring with outer Arabic minute track and trident half hour marks, the finely matted centre with large subsidiary seconds dial, secured to the frontplate by four latched dial feet, the movement plates measuring 7 and 5/8ths of an inch by 4 and 3/4s of an inch united by five knopped and finned pillars latched to the frontplate, itself punched with the number 1 and letters E B F, the anchor escapement with bolt and shutter maintaining power, brass crutch and outside countwheel strike on a large vertical bell, the backplate with shaped cut out to the upper edge and L-shaped securing bracket. 1.93m (6ft 4ins) high.
11 PC. LOT OF WATERFORD AND WATERFORD TYPE CRYSTAL 11 PIECE MISC. LOT OF WATERFORD AND WATERFORD TYPE CRYSTAL CONSISTING OF 7.5" X 12" PUNCH BOWL ON STAND (BOWL, NO SIGNATURE FOUND); COVERED POKAL; FOOTED TAZZA WITH 9" BOWL; 5" BOWL; 2 COVERED JARS; A BELL; A BRADY GLASS; ALONG WITH ONE 8" BOWL UNMARKED
Pair of Royal Doulton pottery vases, Bell's punch bowl, and a transfer printed cheese dish and cover and a tureen and cover.
A collection of 20th century ticketing machines to include Swedish example by AB Almex, several Bell Punch & Printing Co Unit Patent No 43421 (belted), other British examples, two Cambist coin units, etc (11)
THREE ONION TYPE LANTERNS. 1) 9” lantern with removable candleholder base having star punches, a round globe with top having cutout bands of stars and diamonds. Stepped cone top with ring hanger. 2) 12” h. Removable base has diamond cutouts, round shaped globe with tin top having diamonds and circle cutouts. A comb top with holes and a small round crimped smoke bell with handle. 3) 11” h lantern with screw out star decorated base, wide round ball globe. Top decorated with stars and diamond. Cone shaped top with small smoke bell and large ring. CONDITION: Very good. 9-28300 (450-750)
Unusual Folk Art One-Man-Band Instrument Piece.
Description Circa 1910. Carved Punch head with cymbals, bells, banjo, and xylophone, and clickers.
Condition (Excellent). Size 25" T.
RENOIR, PIERRE AUGUSTE. 1841–1919.
"JUSQU'À PRÉSENT, LA PEINTURE SEULE A ÉCHAPPÉ AU PROGRÈS."
Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Renoir"), being a draft of his preface to the 1911 edition of Cennino Cennini's Livre d'art, ou Traité de la Peinture, 40 pp of which 7 are in another hand, mostly 4to (ruled sheets taken from an exercise book), sections dated May 10 and June 1, 1910, [probably Cagnes-sur-Mer, 1909-1910], minimal toning, chips, or fold separation.
"Art is the true history of peoples. It's in art that we have a view of their way of life and their ideals."
Victor Mottez, "painter of the Belle Epoque" and "pupil of Ingres," had published in 1858 a translation of a technical manual known as the Libro dell'arte by the fourteenth century artist Cennino Cennini. Mottez's translation was based on an incomplete manuscript, and some time after Mottez's death in 1897, his son Henri began to work on a more complete text. Henri intended the new edition to be a memorial to his father, and commissioned Renoir to write a preface.
Renoir's preface takes the form of a letter to Henri Mottez. In its published form, as it appeared in 1911, the preface discussed the painter as craftsman—painting as a craft like woodwork or ironmongery. Each artist was simply part of the continuum from Greek to Christian art. And whereas in the past a skilled artisan could have produced a work of genius, in the age of mechanization creativity has been suppressed.
The present manuscript is significantly longer than the published version, and we can see Renoir working and reworking his arguments. It represents the climax of Renoir's preoccupation with the decorative arts—he began his career as a painter of Limoges porcelain—and time after time he eulogizes a golden age while cursing the industrial one.
Excerpts: "One is filled with enthusiasm by all the marvels created by workers since the olden times of monks who made themselves architects, masons, sculptors, or painters... They knew how to make cheerful earthenware, tapestries, enamels, forged iron, and above all, without suspecting it, the glory and fortune of their country... Slavery has been abolished, but the factory has been created... We still have painting and this is why, my dear Mottez, I urged you to re-edit your father's work, the translation of Cennino, who shows us painters, still then workers... who, respectful of tradition, created these works which after several centuries we can admire in our museums... How many things young painters can draw from this treatise that I came to know too late!... This book is a reliable painting lesson, and is even more valuable because of the morality that flows from it. It shows us these painters of olden times with their simple and uncomplicated lives... I'm terrified by the Luxembourg [the gallery of 'living artists'] merely by entering the sculpture hall which gives me just one idea, to flee out of fear of receiving kicks and punches from these terrified and blanched statues. In the Louvre I find again old friends with whom I love to rest for a long time and in whom I always discover new qualities. Their calm poses give them something eternal and if there's movement as in the Kermesse [by Rubens], these people are at home and so little aware of being looked at that their playfulness, far from tiring you, makes you wish to be among them. How one would like to be in a landscape by Corot!... Cennino Cennini's treatise comes from one of the most glorious eras of Christian art."
Of additional interest are two passages on photography and its role in art history: "Among the many inventions more harmful than useful, there's one that hasn't harmed anyone and that provides unlimited pleasure. I mean photography. To travel round the world without cost and fatigue you only have to go and sit down at one of the photograph shops on the rue Bonaparte... Needing a fireplace, I sat down one day in one of [them]... They brought out for me an album of interiors, all the fireplaces from earliest convents to châteaux... Having found what I wanted, I began to look at other albums, and in that way I made a most instructive and interesting tour of France." (English translation from Robert L. Herbert, Nature's Workshop, 2000.)
Renoir is seldom thought of as a theoretical or intellectual painter; yet the present manuscript sheds light on his philosophy of art, which was abbreviated and diluted in the published preface.
A SILVER CHILD'S RATTLE in the form of a Grenadier Guard with bells and a mother of pearl teether 4 3/4" high and a silver and bone child's rattle in the form of a bust of Punch 4 1/2" high (2)
“DING DONG BELL” BELL TOY. Manufactured by The Gong Bell Co. A most enchanting and whimsical toy that holds great appeal!! The figures are representing Punch and Judy, who rescue the pussycat from the well. Painted in vibrant and alluring colors. When rolled along the floor the bell rings. SIZE: 9”. CONDITION: Very fine original condition, some thinness to red paint. Contains a fair amount of flashing on heart shaped wheels. JL 1-4064 (2,000-2,500)
IBM Time Recorder employee time clock. This is an old and complete example of a fully functionl time clock. It was owned by a former employee of the Monticello Dairy. This was one of the two machines used there for the plant employees. Unconditionally guaranteed to be from the Monticello Dairy plant, Charlottesville, Virginia. It was retired in 1980. This type of machine was based on the 1888 patent of physician Alezander Dey. As employees pressed a rotating pointer into the hole at their assigned number, the machine recorded the time on a preprinted sheet and rang a bell with each punch. The name plate displays "Manufactured By International Business Machines Corp., International Time Recording Div., Endicott, N. Y." There are 7 patent dates, from July 11, 1911 to Mar. 7, 1916. Shows Model No. 6400-5, and "REC 3*** The clock drive otor says it is a "Warren Telechron Co., Serial #195712A". This unit was probably made in 1924 when the International Time Co. was purchased by IBM. One of these IBM machines is in the American History building of the Smithsonian Musuem. Another is displayed by the IBM corp. headquarters, artifact division. Estimate $400-600
Lot of 6: Cast Iron & Advertising Banks
Including 1 - tall Punch Jester 5¢ Cigars cast iron bank (repro), 1 - Tin Uncle Sam's 3 Coin Register bank stating there is $2.50 in coins inside -made by Durable Toy and Novelty, 1 - Cast metal Blue Piggy from The State bank of Woodstock Ill. (includes key), 1 - cardboard and tin Seaman's Savings Bank of N.Y., 1 - cardboard and tin dented Sandy McGee Shoe bank, and 1 - Liberty Bell with key from Liberty Trust
Condition (Fair - Very Good). Size Up to 13" Tall
POLYCHROME DECORATED PIERCED TIN CANDLE LANTERN American. Pierced or punched tin candle lantern having polychrome painted decoration, crimped smoke bell, body with alternating star pattern, and hinged glazed door. Unmarked.
Classical style metal urn on slate base, gilt metal urn, metal bell and brass Mr Punch bell
Monumental Tiffany & Company Quarter-chiming Mahogany Floor Clock, case attributed to R.J. Horner & Co., W. 23rd Street, New York; Retailed by Tiffany & Company, New York, c. 1900, finely carved removable crest with winged figures flanking a center raised boss supported by flowers, leaves and scroll decoration over the gadrooned crown molding, below winged Griffins flank the composite brass Arabic numeral dial with seconds bit, subsidiary dials for Chime-Silent and Westminster/ Whittingtonchime selection, moon's age in the arch and pierced brass grill work on spandrels and center, the glazed waist door flanked by caryatids of human female and fish form over the fully carved base panel with central putti, birds, a grotesque mask and allegorical human depictions of the wind on a punch decorated ground, eight-day, three train quarter-chiming movement attributed to J.J. Elliott, LTD, London with nine tubular bells marked Walter H. Durfee, Prov. RI, dead-beat escapement, rack and snail strike, brass-faced seconds-beating pendulum and three brass-cased weights, ht. 119 in. Provenance: This clock was part of the original furnishings of the W.P. Brown mansion on 4717 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans. This four story, 22,000 square foot Romanesque revival mansion was built by Brown between 1901 and 1904 as the promised gift to his wife of the "most palatial dwelling in New Orleans". According to accounts, many rooms of the house and the grand staircase were sheathed in flame mahogany, a perfect backdrop for this mahogany timekeeping masterpiece for nearly 80 years. The second owners of the house and clock were William Joseph Gibbens, Jr. and his wife Florieda Batson (1901-1996) who by the end of 1930 moved into the elegant dwelling. After the passing of William, Florieda sold the mansion and gave the prized clock to her grandaughter, the present consignor in 1979. It is interesting to note that Florieda was the captain of the first Woman's World Games in Paris, 1922. Called by some the "Woman's Olympics", these games were the prelude to allowing woman to compete in the formerly all male Olympic Games. Her many silver trophies, like the clock, adorned the mansion. For other related examples with oak primary wood, please see Skinner Clocks, Watches and Scientific Instruments sale, November 2, 2013, lots 308 and 309. Note: Illustrations of the Brown Mansion shown in the catalogue and online are not sold with this lot. Estimate $90,000-120,000 Moon's age dial repainted about 75 years ago, movement is running and chiming as designed, but should be cleaned at some point, all signed tubular bells, hands, weights, pendulum and key are the original, all feet are original, one back foot with small portion cut off (as if to avoid an electrical recepticle in the baseboard of the room), small cut off piece accompanies the lot, finish is the original, with beautiful patina on touched surfaces. Illustrations of the Brown Mansion shown in the catalogue and online are not sold with this lot. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.
3 WROUGHT TOOLS/UTENSILSca. 18th-19th century; signed "IS Bell & Co" (Meriden, CT 1830) Suffolk type door thumb latch with decorated handle on decorative plate mount, 7 1/2"; tulip pattern spatula with curved blade and fine tool decorated rod center flatwork hook topped handle, tool punch decoration is extensive with tulip accented ends, drape and dart pattern on edge and chain link pattern down center, 16 3/4"; 1911 dropforged Osborne & Co sardine scissors with spring steel assist, 7"; Condition: all good, minimal rust
A CONTINENTAL TABLE BELL in the form of a robed gentleman holding a scroll, 13cm high with Chester import marks for 1899 and a silver Toby jug in the form of Punch, 5.5cm high with import marks for London 1902, 11.1 troy oz (2)
PARIS PORCELAIN FLORAL-DECORATED PUNCH BOWL Circa 1800; the rectangular floral reserves on stripped grounds spaced by vertical cobalt and gilt bell-flower stripes and interlaced foliate vines. 4 7/8 in. 11 1/2 in. diam.
J.J. Elliott Monumental Carved Mahogany Quarter-chiming Hall Clock, c. 1900, case attributed to R.J. Horner & Co., W. 23rd Street, New York, from the estate of Colonel Park Shaw of Carefree, Arizona, finely carved removable crest with winged figures flanking a center raised boss supported by flowers, leaves, and scroll decoration over the gadrooned crown molding, below winged griffins flank the composite brass arabic numeral dial with seconds bit, subsidiary dials for Chime-Silent and Westminster/Whittington chime selection, moon's age in the arch and pierced brass grillwork on spandrels and center, the glazed waist door flanked by human and fish-form caryatids over the fully carved base panel with central putti, birds, a grotesque mask, and allegorical human depictions of the wind on a punch-decorated ground, eight-day, three-train, quarter-chiming movement by J.J. Elliott, LTD, London, with nine tubular bells, deadbeat escapement, rack and snail strike, brass-faced seconds-beating pendulum and three brass-cased weights, ht. 116 in. Provenance: This clock was reportedly owned by John Jacob Astor IV of the prominent Astor family of New York. Purchased from Tiffany & Co. of New York in the early 20th century by Mr. Astor and given as a gift to a friend by the name of Ms. Huntington, a Metropolitan Opera singer. After the passing of Mr. Astor in 1914 aboard the famous Titanic, Ms. Huntington sold it to a Dr. and Mrs. John A. Burke, an eminent New York physician. Dr. Burke and his wife retired to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, his native city, sometime in the late 1920s early 1930s. An article dated October 1934 appeared in the Berkshire Evening Eagle titled "John Jacob Astor's Clock Stands in Local Homestead" recalls a short history of the clock. It was then gifted to or purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Shaw in 1967, also of Pittsfield. It was then handed down to A. Park Shaw Jr. who became a Colonel in the U.S. Army and resided in his later years in Carefree, Arizona, until his death last year. Mrs. Cherri Shaw is parting with this beloved family piece with a heavy heart but believes it will find a new caring custodian. There is extensive family history, including black-and-white photographs, repair invoices, and original typed correspondences between R.P. Swanson, manager of the clocks department at Tiffany & Co., R.W. Elliott of F.W. Elliot Ltd., of Croydon, England, the maker of the movement, and Park Shaw Jr. between the dates of July 1968 and November 1969 trying to piece together the history of this monumental carved clock. There is a photocopied letter dated October 7th, 1969 on F.W. Elliot letterhead to a Rosealind Silberman stating the possible carver of this clock was named Orpen, and the mechanism was imported into the states by Harris and Harrington sometime between 1886-1901. Colonel Park Shaw (1923-2016) graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute in 1942. After graduation he immediately enlisted and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant at Fort Benning, Georgia. He participated with General MacArthur with the initial assault on Luzon in 1945. He later was involved in the initial occupation of Hokkaido, Japan. Following the war, Col. Shaw served on the General Staff of the 6th Army at Presidio in San Francisco. In 1991, he was inducted into the Infantry Officers' Candidate School Hall of Fame. In 2006 he was inducted to the Arizona Veterans' Hall of Fame awarded by Governor Janet Napolitano. Estimate $40,000-60,000 original painted moon's phase with touch-ups, lacking the carved bun feet, seating board has later screws and some splits, tubes not marked, Pendulum on cardboard. Folder with ephemera. Has winding key and door key. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.
Group of colorless glassware
including: punch bowl with cups, stemware, bowl, and bell
Fostoria Coin Glass Punch Bowl Set, Fourteen (14) Fostoria coin glass punch bowl set of Bicentennial design with Georgian ladle; glass punch bowl features a removable bowl on a pedestal with alternating frosted glass emblems depicting the liberty bell and the American eagle symbol; measures approximately 11-1/2" tall and 14-1/2" in diameter to opening; in Good overall condition with no noticeable chips or cracks; also includes twelve matching glass cups that measure approximately 3" tall and 4-1/4" wide to handle; all appear to be in Good overall condition with no noticeable chips or cracks; finally includes a silverplate Georgian ladle that measures approximately 13-1/2" long and includes a felt bag; in Good overall condition.
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