BACCARAT FRANCE "PERFECTION" CRYSTAL FINGER BOWL Baccarat France "Perfection" fine crystal finger bowl. 4" diameter. Purchased from Sotheby's, The Estate of Ambassador, Pamela Harriman Sale, 1997 May 19-21, Lot 586. Pamela Harriman was married to Randolph Harriman, the son of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Comes with the original box. Later removed from a 460 East 79th Street estate.
"YALTA CONFERENCE" ARCHIVAL BLACK & WHITE PHOTO New York Times archival black and white photograph depicting scene from the Yalta Conference depicting Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Josef Stalin. Image: 10" H x 12.5" W; frame: 17" H x 21" W.
YOUSUF KARSH "PORTRAIT OF WINSTON CHURCHILL" 1941 Yousuf Karsh (American / Canadian, 1908-2002) "Portrait of Sir Winston Churchill," circa 1941, gelatin silver print, signed in margin lower left in ink, framed between two sheets of glass with black tape at edges. Overall: 24" H x 20" W.
VICTORIAN METAL-MOUNTED BLACK PAINTED COFFIN WITH PAPIER MACHé 'ODD FELLOW'12 1/2 in. x 5 ft. 9 1/2 in. x 21 in.
Note: The Odd Fellows Fraternity was an organization that originated in England as early as 1730, and counts George IV, Winston Churchill and Stanley Baldwin among its ranks. It was formed as a charitable staple in America through most of the 19th and 20th centuries. The purpose was to visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphans. The fraternity spread to America when the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) was founded in New York City in 1806. Industrialism after the Civil War brought with it the "Golden Age of Fraternalism" when as many as 40% of the adult population in America belonged to a fraternal order. The Great Depression and other contributing factors put an end to that. Years of declining membership saw many Odd Fellows chapters across the country closing their doors. That's when discoveries of skeletons in closets, attics and beneath floorboard of defunct lodges. A few questions arise, were these the remains of members who didn't pay their dues, where the Odd Fellows robbing graves or was it a ritual human sacrifice? The Odd Fellows, like many fraternal organizations, are shrouded in secrecy and steeped in esoteric symbolism, so we may never know. Members pledged to "forever conceal never reveal".
Initiation into the Odd Fellows, the "poor man's Masonry", involved a ceremony in which the pledge would come face to face with a skeleton in a candle lit room to contemplate their mortality. Modern ceremonies use paper maché skeletons, but in the early days they used real human remains. As lodges closed throughout much of the 20th century, these skeletons were often abandoned and forgotten in the buildings where they had served in induction rites for decades. The result is a bizarre and ongoing phenomenon of unsuspecting (and sometimes horrified) people unearthing human skeletons from dark crannies of old buildings around the country.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Connecticut River Lodge 7, Barnet, VT; Gallery at Knotty Pine Auctions, West Swanzey, NH, July 29, 2007, Lot 221.
Property from the Estate of David Marks
Scattered nicks, chips and scuffing to the coffin and staining to the fabric interior. Cracks, nicks and losses to the papier maché bones. Largely intact. Wear is consistent with age and use.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.
JOSEPH WILLIAMS: BUST OF WINSTON CHURCHILLBronze, 1978, signed 'J. Williams' and dated on the back.
11 x 8 x 7 in.
Property from the Collection of Gloria and Richard Manney, NY
In very good condition.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.
WINSTON CHURCHILL SIGNED 1917 POEM IN FRENCH Winston Churchill Letter, written aboard the S.S. "Chicago," Sept 7, 1917, while crossing the Atlantic. Single page poem in French, folded as if mailed. Entirely in Churchill's hand and signed, in French with postscript apology in English for his mangled French. Regarding feeling secure on board the S.S. "Chicago," and the crew not being afraid of German submarines (WWI), with the letter in print from a magazine clipping also signed "Winston Churchill," and "S.S. Chicago, September 7, 1917,in print and including a photo of a drawing depicting Winston S. Churchill, inscribed "To Henry Laughlin, in appreciation of April 1, 1949,". Unframed, in three window mat, 20" x 13" overall, letter is on 8" square sheet with ink bleedthrough on reverse. The letter sheet has a French watermark
The Centenary Limited Edition of The Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill (London, 1973-76; number 2091 of an edition limited to 2,000 copies for the British Empire and 1,000 for the United States and Canada). Complete in 38 volumes, bound in vellum and with original slipcases, These volumes do include the bookplates, but they are merely present, being neither filled in with any owner's name pasted in the books, some of the slipcases do have adhesion marks, very good condition, the books appear only rarely to have been read, if ever, slipcases have a few marks,
Watercolor of High Court Estate, Cornish NH, signed lower right, Camilla Churchill. Information on artist and location on reverse. Built in 1896, High Court was the first commission for architect Charles Platt. It became a center for artistic social gatherings at the Cornish Colony. Camilla Churchill was the daughter in law of novelist and Cornish Colony member, Winston Churchill. Image 20.5" x 26.75" Frame 26" x 33" Condition: very good CT Transfer Fee $20
LITHOGRAPHIC POSTER, WINSTON CHURCHILL, CA. 1942SPK (unknown French artist), "Confiance... ses amputations se poursuivent méthodiquement", colour lithographic poster, 45 x 29 inches, signed with monogram 'SPK', upper right corner. Circa 1942. A copy of this Second World War propaganda poster is in the collection of the British Library, London. The following notes are from the British Library website: This propaganda poster was probably produced in Vichy, France. It shows Winston Churchill as an octopus, with the tentacles representing British military intervention in the Middle East and Africa. The cutting of these tentacles reflects the thwarting of British actions in Norway, Germany, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Mers el Kebir and Dakar by Axis forces.
PAIR OF COMMEMORATIVE BOOKENDSEngland, both sandstone ogee shaped corbels now bookends, mounted with lead medallions, one bearing the profile of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill & dated 1941, the other of Big Ben with text referencing that both were salvaged from The British Houses of Parliament. Measuring 6" high x 2 1/8" wide x 5" deep.
WW I MILITARY AWARD SIGNED BY KING GEORGE I & WINSTON CHURCHILL WITH MEDAL A World War I military award to Capt. L. De J. Grut, @ Tun.coy., A.I.F., for his service during The War of 1914-1918, signed by King George I and Winston Churchill, framed en suite with his white and blue striped cross medal, overall 23.5"h x 21.5"w
WW I MILITARY AWARD BEARING SIGNATURE KING GEORGE V & WINSTON CHURCHILL WITH MEDAL A World War I military award to Capt. L. De J. Grut, Tun.coy., A.I.F., for his service during The War of 1914-1918, bearing signatures of King George V and Winston Churchill, possibly printed, framed en suite with his white and blue striped cross medal, overall 23.5"h x 21.5"w
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