February Exceptional Estates Auction

February Exceptional Estates Auction

Saturday, February 6, 2021  |  12:00 PM Eastern
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February Exceptional Estates Auction

February Exceptional Estates Auction

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Saturday, February 6th, 2021
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Gallery open for preview 10-5 Friday, February 5th.

Outstanding fine art, jewelry, firearms and collectibles, carefully selected from estates. Paintings and sculpture from 17C to present, rare Tiffany, Chanel and Cartier jewelry, a collection of art by Florida artists, a selection of Native American baskets and weavings, and more than 80 firearms, including antique, vintage, modern and Class III.

-- 1880s TIFFANY & CO. sapphires and moonstones pendant
-- More than 80 FIREARMS, including antique, vintage, modern and Class III
-- CHANEL porcelain and diamonds J12 automatic wristwatch
-- About five dozen vintage FLORIDA PAINTINGS from Alfred Frankel M.D. collection
-- Sculptures by Solomon Saprid, Auguste Carrier, Robert Willson, Hivo Van Teal, Hal Ludlow
-- Baseballs signed by Hall of Famers, including a single-signed Jackie Robinson ball with JSA letter
-- Massive Peter Lik photograph
-- Paintings...
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RUSSIAN ICON w Enamel Riza, St. Nicolas

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 395)      

Framed circa 1900 Russian icon with enameled silver riza. Within the headdress is a Cyrillic SG maker's mark and a left-facing kokoshnik mark, which dates the piece to 1896-1908 -- either a Moscow or a St. Petersburg assayer. Icon measures 8-3/4" x 7", inside shadowbox frame measuring about 14-1/2" x 12-3/4".This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.
Framed circa 1900 Russian icon with enameled silver riza. Within the headdress is a Cyrillic SG maker's mark and a left-facing kokoshnik mark, which dates the piece to 18...more96-1908 -- either a Moscow or a St. Petersburg assayer. Icon measures 8-3/4" x 7", inside shadowbox frame measuring about 14-1/2" x 12-3/4".This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.

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Authentic JACKIE ROBINSON Signed Baseball JSA LOA

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 395)      

JSA certified Jackie Robinson signed ball. Signed using ballpoint pen with blue ink. Letter of authenticity by James Spence (JSA). See photos for more details on condition. This lot can be shipped in-house.
JSA certified Jackie Robinson signed ball. Signed using ballpoint pen with blue ink. Letter of authenticity by James Spence (JSA). See photos for more details on conditio...moren. This lot can be shipped in-house.

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Antique Chinese MANDARIN SQUARE Silk Embroidery

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 395)      

19th century silk rank badge or Mandarin square with lavish gold threads, measuring 10-1/4" x 11". Qing dynasty. Depicts a pheasant or flycatcher, presumably -- a civilian rank. Below thick glass in handled tray frame.This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.
19th century silk rank badge or Mandarin square with lavish gold threads, measuring 10-1/4" x 11". Qing dynasty. Depicts a pheasant or flycatcher, presumably -- a civilia...moren rank. Below thick glass in handled tray frame.This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.

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PINOCCHIO 1939 Marx Windup Tin Litho Toy

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 395)      

This tin Pinocchio does walk when wound sufficiently. The back side has the Marx logo and a "copyright 1939 Disney". He stands 9" tall and is in remarkably fine condition. Colors are bright, only a few very minor scratches on the front and back of his head. Absolutely no rust or discoloration. Looks like new. He comes in the original box which does not show any change in the original coloration. There are a few small bottom and top box flaps missing, but three of the 4 sides still have near perfect graphics.and no damage. The fourth side is missing a tiny bottom strip that runs through the Louis Marx name. The bottom had been kept closed with tape long ago, but the tape has fallen off leaving only a few marks.This lot can be shipped in-house.
This tin Pinocchio does walk when wound sufficiently. The back side has the Marx logo and a "copyright 1939 Disney". He stands 9" tall and is in remarkably fine condition...more. Colors are bright, only a few very minor scratches on the front and back of his head. Absolutely no rust or discoloration. Looks like new. He comes in the original box which does not show any change in the original coloration. There are a few small bottom and top box flaps missing, but three of the 4 sides still have near perfect graphics.and no damage. The fourth side is missing a tiny bottom strip that runs through the Louis Marx name. The bottom had been kept closed with tape long ago, but the tape has fallen off leaving only a few marks.This lot can be shipped in-house.

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PABLO PICASSO, Pour Margaret Lithograph

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 395)      

Color lithograph after Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) "Pour Margaret" circa 1963. Plate signed lower right. Image size is 14 1/2" x 21", framed to 22 1/4" x 30 1/4". Excellent condition.This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.
Color lithograph after Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) "Pour Margaret" circa 1963. Plate signed lower right. Image size is 14 1/2" x 21", framed to 22 1/...more4" x 30 1/4". Excellent condition.This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.

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1897 RUSSIA 5 ROUBLES gold coin

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 395)      

This gold 5-Rouble coin was minted in 1897 by Nicholas II of Russia and contains 0.125 troy ounces of actual gold. Uncertified and ungraded, would probably grade XF-AU.This lot can be shipped in-house.
This gold 5-Rouble coin was minted in 1897 by Nicholas II of Russia and contains 0.125 troy ounces of actual gold. Uncertified and ungraded, would probably grade XF-AU.Th...moreis lot can be shipped in-house.

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Cameo Glass SNUFF BOTTLE Birds Flowers

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 395)      

This Peking cameo glass snuff bottle boasts raised cameos in 3 different colors- a white bird, green leaves, and pink flowers, all on a turquoise blue base glass.The spoon topper is made of the same turquoise glass with a raised design. 3" tall, 2" wide. No apparent chips, cracks or damage, fine condition.This lot can be shipped in-house.
This Peking cameo glass snuff bottle boasts raised cameos in 3 different colors- a white bird, green leaves, and pink flowers, all on a turquoise blue base glass.The spoo...moren topper is made of the same turquoise glass with a raised design. 3" tall, 2" wide. No apparent chips, cracks or damage, fine condition.This lot can be shipped in-house.

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DAUM Pate de Verre Bear and Cub

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 395)      

Measures 4" Tall. Signed Daum France under base. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or damage.This lot can be shipped in-house.

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3pc Wine Decanter Set, BRANDIMARTE 800 Silver

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 395)      

Stunning Midcentury Italian 800 silver wine carafe set by Johannes Brandimarte of Firenze (Florence). Dated 1973 with hallmarks. Decanters measure 10-1/2", 8-1/8" and 6-7/8", and hold a liter, a half liter and a quarter liter, respectively. Total weight, 35.6 Troy ounces.This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.
Stunning Midcentury Italian 800 silver wine carafe set by Johannes Brandimarte of Firenze (Florence). Dated 1973 with hallmarks. Decanters measure 10-1/2", 8-1/8" and 6-7...more/8", and hold a liter, a half liter and a quarter liter, respectively. Total weight, 35.6 Troy ounces.This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.

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Native American Indian Rug Weaving

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 395)      

Vintage Indian rug, measuring 39-3/4" x 23-1/2". Fine condition.This lot can be shipped in-house.

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H. BAROFF, Ft. Lauderdale Watercolor, Circa 1950s

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 395)      

Watercolor on paper painting showing men fishing off a dock. Signed "H. Baroff" at lower right corner, with location listed as "Fort Lauderdale Florida" and dated 1952. Painting measures approximately 18" x 24", framed to 28" x 34". This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.
Watercolor on paper painting showing men fishing off a dock. Signed "H. Baroff" at lower right corner, with location listed as "Fort Lauderdale Florida" and dated 1952. P...moreainting measures approximately 18" x 24", framed to 28" x 34". This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.

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ELVA DELK WELLS, St. Augustine Street, O/B

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 395)      

Oil on canvas panel painting of Charlotte Street, Saint Augustine, Florida by Elva Delk Wells (American, 20th Century). Signed lower right. Titled "St. Augustine at the Turn of the Century" verso. Board measures 16" x 12", framed to 20" x 16". Excellent condition. This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.
Oil on canvas panel painting of Charlotte Street, Saint Augustine, Florida by Elva Delk Wells (American, 20th Century). Signed lower right. Titled "St. Augustine at the T...moreurn of the Century" verso. Board measures 16" x 12", framed to 20" x 16". Excellent condition. This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.

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Antique Russian Kuba Prayer Rug 19th Century

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 395)      

Caucasian Kuba 19th century prayer rug. Hand knotted wool with vegetable dye. Rug measures approx. 4' x 7' with natural tassles. Natural reds, teal, brown and green colors. Highly sought after in this size. Rug has age appropriate wear with early professional repair. See photos for more details on condition. This lot can be shipped in-house.
Caucasian Kuba 19th century prayer rug. Hand knotted wool with vegetable dye. Rug measures approx. 4' x 7' with natural tassles. Natural reds, teal, brown and green color...mores. Highly sought after in this size. Rug has age appropriate wear with early professional repair. See photos for more details on condition. This lot can be shipped in-house.

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SOUTH BEND Model 1 Hunter Pocket Watch

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 395)      

South Bend Watch Company pocketwatch with Fahys gold filled hunter case. Serial #588823, circa 1909. Porcelain face, grade 260, size 16s, 7j, lever set. Overall weight 103.3 grams. Case measures approx. 50mm in diameter x 14.5mm thick. Watch runs but has not been tested for accuracy. Crystal and case have age commensurate wear. Cartouche has not been monogrammed. See photos for more details on condition. This lot can be shipped in-house.
South Bend Watch Company pocketwatch with Fahys gold filled hunter case. Serial #588823, circa 1909. Porcelain face, grade 260, size 16s, 7j, lever set. Overall weight 10...more3.3 grams. Case measures approx. 50mm in diameter x 14.5mm thick. Watch runs but has not been tested for accuracy. Crystal and case have age commensurate wear. Cartouche has not been monogrammed. See photos for more details on condition. This lot can be shipped in-house.

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WALTHAM 1883 Coin Silver Pocket Watch

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 395)      

American Waltham Watch Company open face pocketwatch with Keystone coin silver case. Serial #2734959, circa 1885. Porcelain face, grade P.S. Bartlett, size 18s, 15j. Overall weight 149.1 grams. Case measures approx. 54mm in diameter x 21mm thick. Watch runs but has not been tested for accuracy. Crystal and case have age commensurate wear and tarnish. Cartouche has not been monogrammed. See photos for more details on condition. This lot can be shipped in-house.
American Waltham Watch Company open face pocketwatch with Keystone coin silver case. Serial #2734959, circa 1885. Porcelain face, grade P.S. Bartlett, size 18s, 15j. Over...moreall weight 149.1 grams. Case measures approx. 54mm in diameter x 21mm thick. Watch runs but has not been tested for accuracy. Crystal and case have age commensurate wear and tarnish. Cartouche has not been monogrammed. See photos for more details on condition. This lot can be shipped in-house.

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George III Sterling Silver Bonbonniere Box

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 395)      

Rare hand-chased repousse sterling silver bonbon box, dated 1769, with crowned leopard mark and lion, as well as the hallmark of an unidentified London silversmith. Lid and vessel depict scenes of buildings, foliage, animals and people. Measures about 5-3/4" high, with a bird finial. Very fine condition. Weighs 266 grams.This lot can be shipped in-house.
Rare hand-chased repousse sterling silver bonbon box, dated 1769, with crowned leopard mark and lion, as well as the hallmark of an unidentified London silversmith. Lid a...morend vessel depict scenes of buildings, foliage, animals and people. Measures about 5-3/4" high, with a bird finial. Very fine condition. Weighs 266 grams.This lot can be shipped in-house.

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JEFF HOLMWOOD Art Glass Sculpture

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 395)      

Fine contemporary glass sculpture dated 2005 by Holmwood. Measures about 13-1/2" high and in fine, undamaged condition.This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.
Fine contemporary glass sculpture dated 2005 by Holmwood. Measures about 13-1/2" high and in fine, undamaged condition.This item will need to be shipped by a packing comp...moreany of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.

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FLUTE: GEMEINHARDT 30 SHB Silver Head

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 395)      

This beautiful intermediate level model 30 SHB flute was made by Gemainhardt, Elkhart, In. Serial # is 480604. These numbers and maker's name are stamped on the middle-sized piece at the end. The lower end piece is stamped "Solid Silver" which means it has a solid silver head joint to improve sound quality.The instrument shows no wear and no real signs of use; there are a few tiny areas of slight tarnish easily removed.The side pocket contains cleaning supplies. Ready to play, no batteries needed.This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.
This beautiful intermediate level model 30 SHB flute was made by Gemainhardt, Elkhart, In. Serial # is 480604. These numbers and maker's name are stamped on the middle-si...morezed piece at the end. The lower end piece is stamped "Solid Silver" which means it has a solid silver head joint to improve sound quality.The instrument shows no wear and no real signs of use; there are a few tiny areas of slight tarnish easily removed.The side pocket contains cleaning supplies. Ready to play, no batteries needed.This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.

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18k Gold JADE Cabochon Ring, Vintage

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 395)      

Vintage ring, marked 18k. Oval jade cab framed in openwork hearts, size 4-3/4. 5.8 grams total.This lot can be shipped in-house.

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MIKIMOTO Pearl 18k Gold Vintage Brooch

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 395)      

Vintage signed Mikimoto floral brooch with four pearls with fine luster. 2" long. Weighs 6.9 grams total.This lot can be shipped in-house.

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1880 ELEPHANT HOWDAH Mechanical Bank

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 395)      

This is clearly an original 1880 Elephant Howda mechanical bank, made by Enterprise Mfg. Co. in Philadelphia. You put a coin in the elephant's mouth, lift the elephant's trunk to cock the trigger which is the tiny tail. When the trunk swings down it pushes the coin into the bank and the howdah opens up and the driver pops his head up. It works fine. Nice patina on the paint and body. No rust. There is some paint loss but not very noticeable.This lot can be shipped in-house.
This is clearly an original 1880 Elephant Howda mechanical bank, made by Enterprise Mfg. Co. in Philadelphia. You put a coin in the elephant's mouth, lift the elephant's ...moretrunk to cock the trigger which is the tiny tail. When the trunk swings down it pushes the coin into the bank and the howdah opens up and the driver pops his head up. It works fine. Nice patina on the paint and body. No rust. There is some paint loss but not very noticeable.This lot can be shipped in-house.

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Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Lily Pad Tray

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 395)      

Circa 1900 sterling silver handled tidbit or sweetmeat tray. Repousse. Hallmarked by smaller shop (unidentified), but appears to be a design by Wallace. Measures about 8-3/4" diameter. Weighs 360 grams.This lot can be shipped in-house.
Circa 1900 sterling silver handled tidbit or sweetmeat tray. Repousse. Hallmarked by smaller shop (unidentified), but appears to be a design by Wallace. Measures about 8-...more3/4" diameter. Weighs 360 grams.This lot can be shipped in-house.

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6-pc Set Sterling SHELLFISH FORKS 1905

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 395)      

Shellfish forks are rarely seen. This English set has 6 of them, hallmarked for Sheffield, 1905, sterling silver. Charles William Fletcher was the silversmith. They are 7-1/2" long and weigh a tiny bit over one ounce troy each. An absolute necessity for eating mussels, snails, oysters, clams back in Victorian days.The forks are monogrammed with great flourishes; it looks like "JR".This lot can be shipped in-house.
Shellfish forks are rarely seen. This English set has 6 of them, hallmarked for Sheffield, 1905, sterling silver. Charles William Fletcher was the silversmith. They are 7...more-1/2" long and weigh a tiny bit over one ounce troy each. An absolute necessity for eating mussels, snails, oysters, clams back in Victorian days.The forks are monogrammed with great flourishes; it looks like "JR".This lot can be shipped in-house.

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SOLOMON SAPRID, Brutalist Sculpture

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 395)      

Solomon Saprid (1917-2003). Bronze sculpture of a water carrier. Condition: Excellent. Signed on the torso of the figure and dated "9-26-81." Measures 15 1/2" tall. This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.
Solomon Saprid (1917-2003). Bronze sculpture of a water carrier. Condition: Excellent. Signed on the torso of the figure and dated "9-26-81." Measures 15 1/2" tall. Thi...mores item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.

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SOLOMON SAPRID, Brutalist Sculpture

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Solomon Saprid (1917-2003). Bronze sculpture of a prostrate man, possibly a prisoner. Condition: Excellent. Signed on the thigh of the figure and dated to 1979. Measures 15" at the longest dimension, 9 3/4" high. This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.
Solomon Saprid (1917-2003). Bronze sculpture of a prostrate man, possibly a prisoner. Condition: Excellent. Signed on the thigh of the figure and dated to 1979. Measures...more 15" at the longest dimension, 9 3/4" high. This item will need to be shipped by a packing company of your choice. We maintain a list of reliable shippers, or you may choose your own.

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