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LIVERPOOL PITCHER, American Ship Industry, 12" Tall.

Sold at Carlsen Gallery June 6, 2021.

Estimate $500-800

Price Realized: $2,750 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


AMERICAN SCHOOL EXPANSIVE LANDSCAPE, WITH FIGURES OIL / CANVAS , Signed W. C. M.NYC CANVS (34" X 43.75" ).

Sold at Carlsen Gallery June 6, 2021.

Estimate $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $6,500 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


19TH C. NEW YORK STATE TWO DOOR BLUE JELLY CUPBOARD - 41” Tall X 48" Wide X 16.5' Deep.

Sold at Carlsen Gallery June 6, 2021.

Estimate $400-800

Price Realized: $1,200 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


PILGRIM PERIOD ARM CHAIR, with leather seat and back, 37" X 24" X 24”.

Sold at Carlsen Gallery June 6, 2021.

Estimate $400-800

Price Realized: $1,000 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


10 EARLY BLOWN AIR TWIST WINE GLASSES.

Sold at Carlsen Gallery June 6, 2021.

Estimate $600-900

Price Realized: $1,300 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


18TH C CT CHERRY BONNET TOP SECRETARY, with great serpentine drawer interior - back foot piece is unattached but all there! Small cut out above lock. Overall good condition & a wonderful piece! 90" tall x 39.5" wide x 20" deep.

Sold at Flying Pig Auctions June 7, 2021.

Estimate $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $3,750 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


EARLY NY OR NJ STONEWARE OVOID JUG, with finely incised cobalt 3 oak leaf decorations & reeded neck - possibly late 18th/early 19th C - approximately 12.75" tall.

Sold at Flying Pig Auctions June 7, 2021.

Estimate $600-800

Price Realized: $1,100 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


ANTIQUE WOOD & 11 IRON ARM CANDLE CHANDELIER, - 17" tall x 18" diameter missing one of the upper arms (originally was 12 arm).

Sold at Flying Pig Auctions June 7, 2021.

Estimate $200-300

Price Realized: $3,000 (Does not include buyer’s premium).






REVOLUTIONARY WAR ARCHIVE OF 8 DOCUMENTS, regarding British Forces during the American Revolution, comprising:

Order of Battle, Command of Genl. Sir William Howe. N.p., 8 June 1777. 1 page, 12.25 x 15.5 in. (sight), on laid paper with "Britannia" watermark. Various commanders and units diagrammed. (Single glazed with photocopy of docketing on verso).

[With:]

Manuscript document. N.p., 5 January 1767. Account of Infantry "in foreign stations." 3 pages, with docketing on p.4, 9.5 x 14.5 in., on laid paper with "Strasburg Lily" watermark, right edge of pages scuffed with some missing paper; central fold separating. "Near half the Regiments of Infantry are in Foreign Stations, the keeping them in perfect order becomes therefore a consideration of a very serious nature. Wisdom as well as Humanity suggests the propriety of a regular Rotation, least the nature of the service [illeg] the difficulty of recruiting whilst abroad should only(?) annihilate those brave corps, that must ever in [the] annals of the late successful war do honour to the country." The following two pages give numbers of men. He lists 21 regiments in America, totaling 10,164 Officers and men.

Particular State of the Army acting in the Field on the Coast of the Atlantick, at the Close of the Campaign. Atlantic Coast, 1777. 3 pages, with docketing on p. 4, approx. 8 x 12.5 in., on laid paper with "Strasburg Lily" watermark, double-sided frame. The first page enumerates troops in Philadelphia; the second page, New York and Rhode Island; the third page, troops with Burgoyne and remainder.

Particulars of the State of His Majesty's Forces January 1778 or according to the Latest Returns. N.p., January 1778.3 pages, with docketing on p. 4, 7.75 x 12.5 in., on laid paper with crowned "GR" watermark and "Pro Patria, Maid of Dorf" watermark, double-sided frame. Page 3 shows troops in North America - Philadelphia, New York, Rhode Island, Florida, Halifax, with Genl. Burgoyne, Canada. He seems to be showing nearly 60,000 in North America with nearly half in Philadelphia.

Brigading of the Troops. Near Plymouth, 1781. 3 pages, with docketing on p.4, approx. 7 x 9 in., on laid paper with "Portal" watermark. Several areas crossed out.

Establishment of His Majesty's Forces. N.p., 1 March 1782. 1 page, sight 14 x 18.5 in., on laid paper, framed, with photocopy of docketing on verso. Lists of counties with numbers of men, and ranks (Colonels, L. Colonels, Majors, Captains,....Privates, Total) from each.

Present Disposition and Effective Strength of the Troops in the North Eastern District, Under the Command of the Right Honorable Lt. General Lord Adam Gordon, &c., &c., &c. Head Quarters, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 6 June 1782. 1 page, 8 x 13 in., on laid paper with "J. BIGG" watermark, appears to have lost a section at the bottom.

Quarters for the Cavalry in Great Britain 1789. N.p., 1789. 2 pages, docketing on p.4, 7.75 x 12.75 in., on laid paper with "WJ" monogram and "Pro Patria, Maiden of Dorf" watermarks, small loss to edge, toned. Examples: 1st Dragoon Guards: 4 Exeter, 2 Axminster & Chard, 1 Ottery St. Mary, 1 Newton Bushel, 1 Totness & Bridge Town. 1st Dragoons: 4 York, 1 Malton, 1 Beverly; etc.

Consignor relates that this group of documents was purchased in the 1890s from Christies Auction House in South Kensington, London.

Condition: Brown areas, folds separating on all.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction June 25, 2021.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $8,125






REVOLUTIONARY WAR - CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. HOLTEN, Dr. Samuel (1738-1816)]. AN ARCHIVCE OF LETTERS RELATED TO DANVERS, MASSACHUSETTS, PHYSICIAN AND STATESMAN DR. SAMUEL HOLTEN, comprising:

more than 200 letters spanning 1741-1815 (bulk 1780-1799). Majority are unsigned, draft copies of letters written by Holten and sent to family, friends, and fellow politicians, each meticulously cataloged in his hand with a note identifying the intended recipient and the date written. Most correspondence unfolds during later stages of the Revolutionary War, and during critical early years of the new nation as the Massachusetts state constitution was written, the US Constitution was drafted, and as states and politicians debated and approved these documents. A smaller selection of letters in the archive was written to Holten, from correspondents including: Revolutionary War hero and statesman, HUTCHINSON, Col. Israel (ca 1727-1811); educator and statesman, LOVELL, James (1737-1814); diplomat for the United States in Paris and to Spain, CARMICHAEL, William (ca 1739-1795); and Massachusetts minister, WADSWORTH, Benjamin (1750-1826). References to George Washington, John Adams, John Hancock, Joseph Warren, Elbridge Gerry, and more.

[With:] Monthly account statements spanning 1807-1811 related to Holten's service as Probate Judge for Essex County, each page approx. 6.75 x 8 in., approx. 120pp.

Physician by trade and politician by passion, Samuel Holten was a zealous Patriot who dedicated his life to public service. Born in Salem Village (now Danvers), Holten studied medicine and was a practicing physician in his hometown as hostilities with the British reached a crisis point in the 1770s. He served as a major in the First Essex County Regiment militia. Alongside such notables as Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock, he began his political career serving as a member of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress from 1774 to 1775 and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety in 1775. Holten served as a Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress from 1778-1780, and the United States in Congress Assembled 1783-1785, and 1787. During his terms, he signed the Articles of Confederation and was elected to serve as the legislative body's president pro tempore in August 1785. In 1792, Holten was elected to the US House of Representatives for the Third US Congress. At the state level, he was a member of the 1779 Massachusetts constitutional convention; served as a state senator from 1780-1782, and in 1784, 1786, 1789, and 1790; and served on the Governor's Council. In 1796 he was appointed judge in Essex County Probate Court, a position he held until his resignation in 1815.

The earliest documents in the collection (4 in total) are dated 1741, 1749, 1762, and 1767 respectively, and bear little relation to the rest of the archive. Documents from the 1770s (11 documents) are mostly personal in nature but begin to introduce Holten's political activity, most strikingly in a document identified by Holten as "A Copy of a Complaint from [sd?] Town Clerk of Salem & warrant thereon." Dated June 1777, the document was drafted in response to a May 1777 Act of the State of Massachusetts Bay, "An Act for Securing this and other United States against the danger to which they are exposed by the internal Enemies thereof." Holten's draft indicates that on the 27th of May "the selectmen of said Town of Salem did lay before said Town a list of all such persons belonging to said Town as they did know or believe have been endeavoring since the nineteenth day of April In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five to counteract the United struggles of this and the United States for the preservation of their liberties & privileges," and continues then to name such persons and authorize their arrest. As a Justice of the Peace, Holten was one of the men to which the document was addressed. Four additional documents relate to Boston merchant Elias E. Warner (ca 1749-1781), brother of Holten's wife Mary Warner Holten (1737-1813).

More than 100 documents span 1780-1790, with another 50 documents dating from 1790-1799. Comprised almost entirely of letters, this correspondence elucidates, in part, the difficulties of the legislative process at the state and national levels, the political side of military conflict, and the hardships endured by those on the home front during the Revolutionary Era. Documents include: a draft letter to John Avery, Philadelphia, 2 May 1780, in which he describes the state of public affairs as a "distressed and reduced situation, owing to the depreciated state of our currency, it has almost put a total stop to all our proceedings, & without money & provisions it will be impossible to keep the army together"; Holten's draft letter to the "Honorable President of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts," 3 Nov. 1780, requesting leave to resign his seat in Congress, noting that "[he] had given my constant attendance for more than two years" but was now desirous to render service "in a place that will not require my being so long absent from my family"; a letter from James Lovell, 8 May 1781, noting that "the States in most Credit for Compliance with the requisitions of Congress are very back[?] and the affairs of the Continent are consequently in a most alarming Situation"; Holten's draft of the "Report upon D Warren's acct. April 1782" which details how the state of Massachusetts will provide funds to Dr. John Warren for the maintenance and education of the children of Dr. Joseph Warren, deceased hero of the Battle of Bunker Hill; and a letter again from James Lovell, 26 March 1783, offering a glimpse into the ongoing peace negotiations happening in Paris, noting that "by a Letter of Mr. Adams in Paris I find he was in Tip Top Spirits upon our 'wonderful Success.’"

As the war drew to a close Holten and his fellow statesmen turned to the business of running a country. Honoring payments to soldiers continues to be an area of discussion, as does the legal documents being drafted to establish laws of the new nation. Writing to "Mr. Wadsworth" while serving as a member of the Confederation Congress in 1784, Holten notes that "Congress have [sic] many important matters to attend to at this time the fortresses on our northern frontiers & within our lines are still in the possession of the British; our western Country requires great attention particularly the navigation of the Mississippi River which the Court of Madrid may think they have an inclusive right to; our finances, public credit, evaluation [?] of the US and settlement of our accounts with each state in the union" being among his tops concerns. In a draft letter to Col. Israel Hutchinson written from New York on 2 June 1785, Holten references the landmark Land Ordinance of 1785, noting that he will "enclose a copy of the late ordinance respecting the western territory which took up much time in Congress, but passed unanimously at last." Writing to Holten from the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention in Boston on 25 January 1788 and again on the 28th, Col. Hutchinson updates him on the progress there and the conflict between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists: "I suppose you have heard of the circumstances the party in favor of Constitution I think [has?] grown But I think there will be proposals of amendment and can say no more at present." On the 28th he offered this: "we have now got to the Judiciary power mutch [sic] said for and against it" with the proposals differing greatly and amendments being offered. Correspondence in this era also includes letters between Holten and family members, including son-in-laws John Kettell (1749-1801) and Lake Webster (1755-1800). Of note is that Lake Webster appears to have acquired an amount of debt which he could not pay, and which landed him in debtor's prison in Philadelphia as noted in his letter to Holten of 1 March 1786.

The remaining 38 documents (1800-1815) include material related to Holten's work as Probate Judge, though most are personal in nature with the majority being correspondence from family members most notably his grandchildren, George Osgood, Israel Putnam, Eleazaer Putnam, Porter Kettell, and Samuel Holten Webster.

Condition of documents varies, though most are generally good. Letters are typically legible with creasing at folds, many with tears along fold lines.

A HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT ARCHIVE DEMONSTRATING THE TUMULTUOUS NATURE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD AND THE DEDICATION OF THOSE PATRIOTS ENDEAVORING TO CREATE A NEW NATION.

Sold at Cowan’s Auction June 25, 2021.

Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Price Realized: $46,875


NICOLINO V. CALYO (AMERICAN, 1799–1884) VIEW OF NEW YORK CITY FROM HOBOKEN, Inscribed "View of the City of N. York. Governor's Island. Jersey City &tc. taken from Hoboken," at bottom center, watercolor and gouache on paper laid down to stretcher, with ink-drawn margins.

Image size: 16 1/16 x 24 1/4 in. (40.8 x 61.6cm)

Sheet size: 20 3/8 x 28 in. (51.8 x 71.1cm)

Provenance: Private Collection, Louisiana.

By descent in the family.

Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

Sold at Freeman’s Auction June 6, 2021.

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

Price Realized: $35,280


ATTRIBUTED TO LEMUEL FRANCIS ABBOTT (BRITISH, 1760-1803). PORTRAIT OF ADMIRAL KEPPEL OIL IN CANVAS, 30" x 25". Unsigned and unframed.

Condition: Craquelure throughout, scratch u.r. damage to the edge of the canvas. Repair evident to jacket lapel under blacklight, area of paint loss l.l corner.

Sold at Quinn’s Auction Gallery June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000
Price Realized: $9,500 (Does not include buyer’s premium).



MID-19TH CENTURY COIN SILVER OVAL NUTMEG GRATER, C. Stewart, circa 1845-55, having hinged lid with an applied finger tab, the body fully engraved with arabesque scrolls. The steel grater with silver collar, the grater perforated with an intricate scrolling pattern. Small cutaway on the rim for flipping up the grater. Engraved gothic monogram ''E.C.A.'' on center of lid. Maker's mark ''C.STEWART'' incuse, on underside oflid. 1''h, 2-5/8''w, 1-7/8''d. Total approximate weight 2.2 troy oz.

Sold at South Bay Auctions June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $300-500

Price Realized: $3,300 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


STEEL DAGGER, possibly John Dalrymple, Portland, ME, early 19th century, a faceted steel blade, coin silver S-shaped guard with engraved decoration to the top and turned wood handle tip with a plain coin silver medallion inset. Maker's marks ''J.DALRYMPLE'' in rectangular cartouche. Mottled surface, some corrosion to blade, and the guard with looseness at the blade and handle juncture. 11-5/8’'l.

Sold at South Bay Auctions June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $200-300

Price Realized: $3,600 (Does not include buyer’s premium).




EARLY AMERICAN OCTAGONAL SPICE DREDGER, Jonathan Otis, Middletown, CT & Newport, RI, circa 1745, with a domed top perforated with various scroll designs, simple banding near rim, and slightly flared foot with banding en suite. Engraved block letter monogram ''WGS'' under base and later engraved monogram ''W.S.'' on side. Maker's mark ''J.Otis'' in rectangular cartouche to base. 3,25’'h. Total approximate weight 2.5 troy oz.

Provenance: Firestone & Parson, Boston, MA, 1972. Note: The handleless dredger was peculiar to Rhode Island.

Sold at South Bay Auctions June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Price Realized: $10,500 (Does not include buyer’s premium).




PAIR OF EARLY AMERICAN DESSERT OR COFFEE SPOONS, decorated with busts of Washington, Thomas Harland, Norwich, CT, circa 1800, or Henry Harland, Norwich, CT & New Orleans, LA, circa 1832, the bowls are upturned with shell decorated backs, the handles decorated with wreaths surrounding a bust of Washington, his name above. Marked ''HARLAND'' on the back of each. 7''l. Total approximate weight 2.5 troy oz.

Provenance: Imperial Half Bushel, Baltimore, MD, 1988. Note: We are guided by the entry for the matching set of Harland forks in ''American Silver at Winterthur,'' by Ian Quimby, 1995, Winterthur: Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, pages 112-114. There, the forks are ascribed to either the father, Thomas Harland, or his son, Henry Harland. The entry admitting that a case can be made for either, with neither being able to be firmly proven.

Sold at South Bay Auctions June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $700-900

Price Realized: $6,600 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


RARE 18TH CENTURY AMERICAN SILVER TEAPOT, Otto Paul De Parisen, New York City, NY, circa 1765, with pinecone finial attached to hinged, narrow circumference engraved domed lid, molded gooseneck spout, upper handle and double bellied body supported by a step molded foot. Upper body and hinge area are similarly engraved with meandering vines and a repeating scroll pattern. Marked twice ''OPDP'' in rectangular cartouche under base. Wood handle is a later replacement, the hinge undisturbed with some play. 6.75’'h, 9.75’'w, 5''d. Total approximate weight 19.5 troy oz.

Provenance: Robert Jackson, Ann Gillooly, 1995. Note: This is the earliest American teapot in the Williams Collection, being a rare survival of pre-Revolutionary New York silver by this accomplished silversmith.

Sold at South Bay Auctions June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Price Realized: $6,800 (Does not include buyer’s premium).




18TH CENTURY SILVER TANKARD, Peter David, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1740, having step domed lid, tapered cylindrical form with applied molded band to rim, and convex molded base band. The lid flange has a crenellated, lightly engraved front edge and an open thumb grip. The top of the handle with an applied split baluster and semi-circular vent hole under upper handle. The handle is strongly S-curved with a cast cherub terminal. Engraved block letter monogram ''MWM'' to handle and engraved Murdoch family coat of arms in an asymmetrical Rococo cartouche on front of tankard. Marked four times ''PD'' in rounded corner rectangular cartouches, two on either side of handle. Small splits along rim. 7.5’'h, 7.5’'w, 5.5’'d. Total approximate weight 32.9 troy oz. 

Provenance: Solomon Enterprises, Greensboro, NC, 1993. Note: William and Mary Murdoch came from Ireland to Philadelphia circa 1735. The convex base band design here is a stylistic match to Peter Quintard's tankard in the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection at Yale University. Peter Quintard was Peter David's master.

Sold at South Bay Auctions June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $7,400 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


FINE EARLY AMERICAN SILVER TEA CADDY, William Ball, Baltimore, MD, circa 1800, with domed lid and bone finial, paneled body, and incurved corners. The lid and body are wriggle decorated with meandering vines and a tight swag motif. Each panel of the body is flat chased with a central flower and radiating leaves. The front and back sides are decorated with elaborately chased and engraved shields featuring bows and garlands. Maker's mark cleanly struck ''W. Ball'' in conforming cartouche under base. Appears to be in exceptional condition with interior lock and lock pin intact. 6''h, 5.5’'w, 4''d. Total approximate weight 17.8 troy oz. Note: Silver tea caddies are a rare form in early American silver.

Sold at South Bay Auctions June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $17,500 (Does not include buyer’s premium).








EARLY 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN ASKOS, OR EWER, Samuel Kirk, Baltimore, MD, circa 1835-40. The form is modeled on the ancient Greekaskos vessel, traditionally made from goat skins and used as wine jugs. This heavy gauge askos is among Samuel Kirk's largest and most lavishly decorated. Hinged lid, decorated scroll handle with triple terminus, bulbous body and raised oval foot. Kirk's skills as a silversmith are seen in the combination of elaborate chasing, floral repousse work and detailed cast elements on the body. Depicted is a high relief winged angel standing on a stippled background at the handle terminal. Alongside the delicately chased oval lid, Kirk has placed cast goat figures in reference to the original material used for askoi. Maker's mark ''S. Kirk'' on side of foot. 10''h. Total approximate weight 50.8 troy oz. 

Exhibition literature: ''Classical Maryland, 1815-1845: Fine and Decorative Arts from the Golden Age,'' by Gregory Weidman & Jennifer Goldsborough, 1993, Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, The Museum and Library of Maryland History, Fig. 203, ''This is the most purely classical design made in Maryland silver and is exceedingly rare in American metalwork''. Note: This is one of finest classical creations to come from early 19th century Baltimore.

Sold at South Bay Auctions June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $29,000 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


18TH CENTURY FINE SOUTHERN TEAPOT, Asa Blansett/Blanchard, Dumfries, VA & Lexington, KY, circa 1795, having solid heavy cast acorn finial on domed lid, scooped shoulder with gallery top, oval body, applied foot banding, and slightly concave bottom. Engraved script ''F'' on one side and variegated hardwood handle pinned into angled sockets. Four maker's marks ''AB'' having pellet in rectangular cartouches with inward facing point at top. Old solder around finial post. 6.5’'h, 12.5’'l, 4.25’'w. Total approximate weight 29.8 troy oz. 

Provenance: Dr. Fouchet, Richmond, VA; James Graham & Sons, 1964; Christie's sale of The Collection of May and Howard Joynt, January 19 & 29, 1990, sold as by Archibald Barnett, MD; Robert Jackson, 1990.

Exhibited: ''Silver in Maryland,'' Maryland Historical Society, 1983 (as by Archibald Barnett), and ''Southern Silver: An Exhibition of Silver Made in the South Prior to 1860,'' by David B. Warren and Texas Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, 1968, numbered exhibition sticker inside lid (as by Archibald Barnett). Note: This is the first time this teapot is being offered with its correct identification as by Asa Blansett/Blanchard. With the engraved initial ''F'' on the body, the pot may have had an early history with the Fouchet family of Virginia. On early Virginia silver, much more so than other states, there was an almost universal preference for single letter monogramming by the surname on silver.

Sold at South Bay Auctions June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $25,000 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


LARGE EARLY KENTUCKY COIN SILVER CANN, Asa Blanchard, Lexington, KY, circa 1800-10, having applied molded lip, seamed body, flat sided carefully seamed handle, and applied molded base. The side of the body with original finely engraved sprigged script monogram ''WMG''. Maker's mark ''A.BLANCHARD'' in rectangular cartouche under base. There is a negligible, soft and shallow dent on the body to the left side of the handle. 5''h, 3.875’'diameter. Total approximate weight 13.4 troy oz.

Provenance: Imperial Half Bushel, Baltimore, MD, 1996. Note: Mr. Williams had forebears from Kentucky and he was one of the early collectors to pursue silver from that state. This is one of the largest and finest Asa Blanchard canns known.

Sold at South Bay Auctions June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $2,500-3,000

Price Realized: $19,000 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


SET OF (6) EARLY SOUTHERN JULEP CUPS, Asa Blanchard, Lexington, KY, circa 1810, having almost straight sided walls with single seam construction, applied rim and foot molding. Engraved matching script monogram ''H'' on body of all six. Maker's mark ''A.BLANCHARD'' in rectangular cartouche under each base. 3.25’'h, 3''diameter. Total approximate weight 35.1 troy oz.

Provenance: Gebelein Silversmiths

Sold at South Bay Auctions June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $4,000-6,000

Price Realized: $37,000 (Does not include buyer’s premium).




SCARCE EARLY COIN SILVER PUNCH LADLE, Alexander Frazer, Paris, KY, circa 1800, having raised, curved, and pointed bowl drop with long arching handle ending in a rounded point. Original script monogram ''M'' on top of handle. A clear maker's touchmark ''A FRAZER'' in rectangular cartouche on the back of the handle. Dents to bowl, no repairs. 15.25’'l. Total approximate weight 5.4 troy oz.

Provenance: Americana Antique & Art Gallery, Falls Church, VA, 1969.

Sold at South Bay Auctions June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $1,000-1,500

Price Realized: $13,000 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


FINE SOUTHERN MUG, Thomas Gray, Lexington, KY, circa 1820, having tapered barrel form body, reeded lip and base, and thick strap handle with raised rectangular thumb grip. Engraved script monogram ''SWS'' on one side of body and slightly later inscribed script monogram ''RCM to AJ'' on other side. Maker's mark on bottom ''T.GRAY'' in cartouche with inward facing points on either side and winged eagle mark. 3.75’'h. Total approximate weight 7.8 troy oz. 

Provenance: Big Oak Antiques, Laura A. Gerard, Luray, VA, 1980.

Sold at South Bay Auctions June 12, 2021.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $17,500 (Does not include buyer’s premium).


ATTRIBUTED TO STURTEVANT HAMBLIN (Active 1825-1856), PORTRAIT OF MISS MARY CAROLINE HAINES, OIL ON BOARD WITH PERIOD GRAIN PAINTED FRAME. Waist length depiction, she is wearing a blue puffy sleeve dress with coral necklace, the ends tied in a bow, in her hand she holds an apple.Inscribed on reverse Mary Caroline Haines Jackson with later genealogical family record.Mary Caroline Haines was born to William Haines and Caroline Eaton on December 2nd, 1839 in Cabot, Vermont. William Haines was born December 26th, 1807 in Cabot, Vermont.He and his second wife Caroline Eaton (b. November 14th, 1816) were married September 19th, 1836.They had two children, Mary Caroline (b.1839) and son Ezra W. (b.1843).Williams occupation is listed as that of a farmer in the 1850 Caledonia County, Vermont census. In the census of 1860, added to the household was Almon Jackson, whom Mary Caroline would later marry on May 31st, 1861.Mary Caroline and Almon would later have six children.H: 14 in., W: 10 in.H: 19 in., W: 14.75 in., D: 0.75 in. (frame).

Sold at Devin Moisan Auctioneers June 19, 2021.

Estimate: 10,000-15,000 (Does not include buyer’s premium).

Price Realized: $24,000 


EXCEPTIONAL MOCHA PITCHER, with earthworm, twig, and tulip decoration, 8.5" h.

Condition:Small repaired flake to spout. Overall very good condition.

Sold at Pook and Pook June 24, 2021.

Estimate: $4,000-7,000

Price Realized: $13,530


SOUTHERN PAINTED HARD PINE ONE-DRAWER STAND, early 19th c., retaining its original blue surface, 28.75" h., 24" w.

Sold at Pook and Pook June 24, 2021.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $2,460


IMPORTANT MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA SGRAFFITO REDWARE CHARGER, dated 1790, attributed to George Hubener, the dated heart with emanating tulips within wavy line and swirl borders, and allover yellow and green glaze, 12.75" diameter. 

Provenance: James and Nancy Glazer.

Condition: 3'' reattached break to rim below heart with two hairlines emanating out from break 4-5’'.

Sold at Pook and Pook June 24, 2021.

Estimate: $20,000-30,000

Price Realized: $36,900






PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED POPLAR JELLY CUPBOARD, 19th c., retaining its original yellow and red sgraffito decoration, the back signed John H Hantz, 50.5" x 34”.

Condition:Paint decoration appears to be original. Good condition. Lacking one lock catch. No other apparent condition concerns.

Sold at Pook and Pook June 24, 2021.

Estimate: $1,000-2,000

Price Realized: $11,070


BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA SGRAFFITO REDWARE CANISTER, early 19th c., attributed to Conrad Mumbauer, with tulip and pinwheel flower decoration, 8.5” h. 

Provenance: Titus Geesey; Harry Hartman 1983.

Condition:Very significant restoration.

Sold at Pook and Pook June 24, 2021.

Estimate: $1,500-2,500

Price Realized: $6,150


RED AND GREEN RAINBOW SPATTER COVERED SERVING DISH, 7.5" l., 10" w.

Condition:Chip repair on base rim. Otherwise good condition. No other apparent damages or repairs.

Sold at Pook and Pook June 25, 2021.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $4,428


FIVE COLOR RAINBOW SPATTER COVERED SUGAR, 5.5" h., 8" w.

Condition: Restored.

Sold at Pook and Pook June 25, 2021.

Estimate: $400-700

Price Realized: $2,952


BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE DOWER CHEST, late 18th c., retaining its original blue surface with ivory panels, with potted tulips and heart corners, 23.5" h., 45.5" w.

Condition: Feet/base molding replaced.

Sold at Pook and Pook June 25, 2021.

Estimate: $12,000-18,000

Price Realized: $15,990


PAINTED PINE HANGING WALL BOX, 19th c., with heart cutout hanger, retaining its original red surface, 18.5" h., 11.5" w.

Condition:Good condition. No apparent damages or repairs.

Sold at Pook and Pook June 25, 2021.

Estimate: $800-1,200

Price Realized: $4,182


LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA WALNUT ARCHITECTURAL SCHRANK, ca. 1770, with a boldly molded cornice over a case, with raised panel doors and fluted pilasters, resting on a base with two drawers and unusual ogee molded feet, 87.25” h., 72.25" w. A related schrank, likely by the same shop, was sold Pook & Pook, January 12, 2013, lot 115. 

Provenance: Chris Machmer.

Sold at Pook and Pook June 25, 2021.

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

Price Realized: $34,440


NEW ENGLAND CHIPPENDALE PAINTED BIRCH CHEST OF DRAWERS, ca. 1780, with a serpentine top, retaining a 19th c. blue surface, 33.25" h., 37" w.

Condition:Feet and brasses replaced.

Sold at Pook and Pook June 25, 2021.

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $6,150


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