2006, Fall Decorative Arts, October 7th

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Date of the auction: 06.10.2006

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Queen Anne Style Pewter Teapot Attributed to Thomas Boardman,

American, first quarter 19th century, unmarked. A revival example having a piriform body, domed lid and hollow cast handle; lid having incised decorative bands and retaining the wooden wafer; 7.75" overall height. See Thomas, 1976: fig 127 for a nearly identical example. Provenance: Ex: Bette

Lot #: 1

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Nineteenth Century Pewter Flagon,

unmarked, second quarter 19th century. Constructed from shaped sheet metal with seamed joints having a domed lid with open chair thumb piece, double convoluted handle and decorated with rolled horizontal reeding; 10.25" overall height x 5.75" diameter (at base). Condition: Polished with minor wear

Lot #: 2

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Nineteenth Century New England Pewter Teapot,

unmarked, second quarter 19th century. Inverted mould construction with hollow cast handle, having an inset domed lid with wooden wafer and incised decorative bands; 8" overall height x 4.5" diameter (at base). Provenance: Ex: Dorothy & David Mallory Condition: Polished, minor wear; wafer with glue

Lot #: 3

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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American Pewter Syrup Pitcher attributed to Connecticut,

unmarked, second quarter 19th century; likely the work of Thomas & Sherman Boardman or Boardman & Hart, Hartford, Connecticut. Probably made from an inverted casting for a beaker body, having a hinged low domed lid and with incised decorative bands; 5" overall height x 3" diameter (at base). See

Lot #: 4

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Pewter Water Pitcher with R Dunham Touchmark,

an open pitcher of two quart capacity. Inverted mould construction, having incised decorative bands; 6.25" high (to brim) x 4.5" diameter (at base). Bearing the mark of Rufus Dunham, Portland or Westbrook, Maine (1837-1860); see Montgomery, A History of American Pewter, p 221 for an example of this

Lot #: 5

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Nineteenth Century Pewter Lighthouse-Form Coffee Pot,

unmarked, but probably the work of Eben Smith of Beverly, Massachusetts (1814-1856). A handsome vessel constructed from shaped sheet metal with seamed joints having a domed lid with original wooden knob; original wooden painted handle. Decorated with rolled horizontal reeding, engraved bands

Lot #: 6

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Pair of Pewter Chalices attributed to Connecticut,

unmarked, second quarter 19th century. Possibly by Boardman & Co, New York, New York and Hartford, Connecticut; 7.25" overall height x 3.62" diameter (at base). See Thomas, 1976: 126 & 180 for information. Provenance: Ex: Dorothy & David Mallory Condition: Polished, very minor wear

Lot #: 7

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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American Pewter Charger,

unmarked, but likely the work of Nathaniel or Richard Austin (1792-1817), having a single reeded rim and shallow bouge typical of the Boston area pewterers; 15" diameter. Provenance: Ex: Dorothy & David Mallory Condition: Polished; moderate utility marks

Lot #: 8

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Pair of Pewter Chalices attributed to Connecticut,

unmarked, second quarter 19th century. Possibly the work of Thomas & Sherman Boardman, Hartford, Connecticut; 7.25" overall height x 3.75" diameter (at base). See Thomas, 1976: 119 for information. Provenance: Ex: Dorothy & David Mallory Condition: Polished, very minor wear

Lot #: 9

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Pair of American Pewter Beakers,

unmarked, second quarter 19th century. A handsome pair having incised decorative bands; both 2.88" high x 3" diameter (at brim). Provenance: Ex: Dorothy & David Mallory Condition: Polished, virtually no wear

Lot #: 12

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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American Pewter Mug,

unmarked, approximately of one pint capacity having a strap handle; decorated with 3 bands and incised lines at base; 4.25" high (to brim) x 3.12" diameter (at base). Possibly by Rufus Dunham, Portland or Westbrook, Maine (1837-1860). Provenance: Ex: Dorothy & David Mallory Condition: Cleaned; very

Lot #: 13

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Two American Pewter Handled Beakers or Mugs,

both unmarked, second quarter 19th century. Stylistically similar having strap handles and incised decorative bands; 3" high (to brim) x 2.75" diameter (at brim) and 2.75" high (to brim) x 2.88" diameter (at brim). Provenance: Ex: Dorothy & David Mallory Condition: First polished with only minor

Lot #: 14

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Early Wooden Barn Lantern,

American, early to mid-19th century, pinned construction. Four windows are contained within a wooden box frame that appears to be pine; uprights having beaded edges. One side with a split sliding pane providing access to candle. Interior is fitted with a tin candle socket; top having a wrought loop

Lot #: 15

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Group of Atterbury & Ripley Kerosene Lamps,

ca 1860-1880. Includes a "Peacock Feather" stand lamp with colorless font on a starch blue base; 8.5" high; an Atterbury "Ribbed Loop" stand lamp on an opaque milk white "Gem" base, 8.75" high; a stand lamp on square opaque milk white base with Patented July 1872 on the drip ring; 8.25" high; AND

Lot #: 16

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Assembled Lot of Five Early Fluid Burning Lamps,

whale oil/fluid period, all of colorless glass with wafer construction, New England, 1840-1860. Includes a pressed "Circle and Ellipse" stand lamp with pressed monument base, pewter collar; 10.25" high; together with a blown short conical font stand lamp with 12 cut flutes and stepped base, pewter

Lot #: 17

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Labeled Cornelius & Baker Gilt Brass Solar Lamp,

ca 1851, of gilt brass with elaborate foliate designs ornamenting the triangular standard. Font has been converted for kerosene use with a later 19th century patent burner with dates Feb. 19, 1861 / Sept. 16, 1862, and 4" shade ring which supports an engraved and etched "Oregon" style shade. Fifteen

Lot #: 18

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Pair of Nineteenth Century Mantle Lusters,

nineteenth century, Bohemian, of colorless flint glass, the bowls with scalloped and beveled rims and decorated with cut vertical flutes, connected to the circular bases by hollow, paneled stems; both fonts and bases are embellished with cut roundels. Cut period pendants hang from the bowl; 15.25

Lot #: 19

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Three-Piece Girandole Set with Prisms,

late 19th or early 20th century. Consists of a larger three-arm girandole and two single-arm girandoles, each supported by a cast metal standard depicting a young girl feeding a begging dog and young fawn in a garden. The candle sockets are each hung with square cut crystal prisms, and all rest on

Lot #: 20

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Two Pair English Brass Candlesticks,

both classic forms, one with canted corner base, 2nd with rounded corners, both with push-ups, 11.75" & 9.75" high. Condition: Both polished, 2nd missing bottom plates for push-up rods

Lot #: 21

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Two Pair English Brass Candlesticks,

one with round base and second with canted corner base, 1st made without push-ups, 7.25" & 8.25" high. Condition: 2nd missing bottom plates for push-up rods

Lot #: 22

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Early Pierced Tin Candle Lantern,

American, early to mid-19th century. Constructed of soldered sheet tin, a round lantern having a single candle socket, hinged door and conical ventilator with hanging loop. Decorated with pierced geometric designs and retaining an oxidized patina; 14.5" high x 5.25" diameter. Condition: NULL

Lot #: 23

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Three Copper Hollow Ware Items,

includes a haystack form Imperial 2 Gallon English measure, dovetailed construction, with hollow tubular copper C form handle attached with riveted copper plates, 1" straight foot; 13" high x 12" overall diameter; together with an unmarked dovetailed ovoid copper tea kettle with brass and copper

Lot #: 24

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Wrought Iron Utensil Rack with Birds, Plus,

all likely French and ca 1920. Rack is of welded and riveted construction having two horizontal mounting bars connected and decorated with elaborate scrollwork supports; 5 wrought hanging hooks; two of the uprights have facing bird finials cut from sheet iron. In an oxidized surface with traces of

Lot #: 25

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Pair of 18th Century New England Wrought Iron Hinges,

with spade or leaf terminals, each with 5 holes for mounting, includes the original hand-wrought post pintles and all ten original wrought iron mounting nails. Salvaged from an early Rhode Island home; in a layered paint history, currently black; 24.5" long. Condition: Some oxidation as expected

Lot #: 26

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Monumental Copeland Imari Decorated Turkey Set,

English, late 19th century, by Copeland, of "stone china" in the "Gadroon" shape. Includes a mammoth turkey platter with Imari-style rim decoration of cobalt, iron red and ochre and central decoration of a large tom turkey; 26" x 20". Included are twelve coordinating 10" game bird plates with

Lot #: 27

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Stick Spatter Rabbit Ware Plate with Frog,

English, early 20th century. A stick spatter plate in the "Virginia" pattern, hand painted in red, blue and green, with central decal decoration of frolicking rabbits and a green bullfrog in a meadow; unmarked; 9" diameter. Condition: Slight wear to base

Lot #: 28

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Pair of Nineteenth Century Rust and White Comforter Spaniels,

English, mid- to late-nineteenth century. Two charming red and white "comforter" spaniels with fine hand-painted details, gilded collars with lockets and chains, and full, curly tails; one pup is about 10" high; his companion is 9.5". Condition: Tight spider crack to one base, and expected usage

Lot #: 29

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Nineteenth Century English Toby Mug,

a figural earthenware polychrome overglaze painted jug with green branch handle in the form of a bewigged, portly English gentleman in tri-corner hat with pitcher and glass in hand; 6" high. Condition: Slight paint loss on shoes and hat, shrinkage fissures on inside

Lot #: 30

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Staffordshire "Bacchanalian Sports" Hydra Milk Jug,

ca 1850, of underglaze brown transfer-printed earthenware in paneled hexagonal form with elaborate "Hydra" or serpent handle, the polychrome decoration portraying putti leading a maiden astride a ram; underglaze brown transfer-printed cartouche backstamp with pattern name Bacchanalian Sports No. 60

Lot #: 31

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006

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Early Pratt Ware Pitcher with Mischievous Children,

ca 1790, of earthenware with a bluish glaze, decorated in polychrome relief with scenes of mischievous children playing with a devil's mask on the reverse, and a boy, girl and spotted dog on the obverse, with characteristic acanthus leaf border on top and bottom; 7" high. Felix Pratt worked from

Lot #: 32

Estimate: n. a.

Date: 6 Oct 2006