Name Day 2 Antique Arms & Armor, Military History, Flags 10-10-11
Auctioneer Louis J. Dianni, LLC
Date(s) 10/10/2011
Location Connecticut Convention Center 100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
Buyer Premium 18.5% credit card, 15% cash or check
Dates: Monday October 10 - Day 2 Title: October 9 Antique Marine Art, Nautical, Naval History and American Fine and Decorative Arts October 10 Antique Arms & Armor & Accoutrements, Military History Items, Historical Americana & Flags Location: Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard Hartford, CT 06103 Directions: I-91 exit 29A Parking: Public Convention Center Parking for 2300 cars Hotels: Marriott Hotel attached Over 400 rooms available Consignments: E mail: or phone Auction Expert: (914) 474- 7710 Administrative: - (954) 895-8727. Over 700 Lots offered in two sessions on Sunday and Monday Nautical and Maritime Items: Already consigned are over 100 lots from the Charles Schif Estate including nine American ship portraits by Antonio Jacobsen, a Shelter Island Yacht Club schooner yacht by Thomas Willis, many works by T. Bailey. Other marine and nautical items include several builders half models with a model of the American schooner “Ben Perly Poore”, a small, full hull model of the record breaking, twin screw yacht “Arrow” owned Charles R. Flint of IBM fame. Numerous scrimshaw teeth, an erotic pipe tamper, scrimshaw canes and a whalebone and ivory swift, a carved reticulated mourning plaque in whale bone along with two 19th century harpoons , flencing tool, bomb lance and several whale engravings from the 19th century. Prints include the “U.S. Navy in 1898”, side wheelers “State of New York” and “Steamer St. John” by Endicott, a broadside of the steamer DeWitt Clinton, portrait of Admiral George Dewey “Man of the Hour”, SS “George IV” and SS “Adriatic”. A near complete set of Naval ships by Fred S. Cozzens. Lithographs of Cunard Line and SS California in the Panama Canal. Other paintings include a gouache portrait of the torpedo boat “Winslow” by Henry Reuterdahl dated 1898, a pair of portraits of a MA. merchant trader by Chinese artist Lai Sung in the original Chinese frames. Two Nantucket baskets one by Frank Doane, 1907, a collection of paper items and books relating to Nantucket along with photographs and souvenir plates etc. of same. Several good Grenfell mats, a satchel and early 20th century books regarding same. A book titled the “Pirate’s Own Book” printed in 1842 with numerous illustrations which were inspiration for sailor’s scrimshaw subject matter including Alwilda the Female Pirate. A pair of National Marine Co. large red globed lanterns, a document box from the Brig Americus dated 1877 in original green paint, ship’s bell and log book form the schooner “Andy Mahoney”, binnacles, bilge pump and sextants. Several ship wool works and silk works by British and Japanese artisans. Numerous Stevengraphs and other woven silk souvenirs of ships and rescue scenes. Two pond models in original surface and sails, circa 1900 & 1930. Two bronze plaques of U. S. Naval Gun Factory and Ordnance. Circa 1840 portrait of a Naval officer. Book “Painted Ships on Painted Oceans”. Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. original patent folding anchor mold and brass anchor made into a coffee table, paint decorated wood carving of a nude female upper torso in the form of a figurehead “Amphitrite”. Admiral “Bull” Halsey and Ted Sherman signatures on Neptune Certificate. Revolutionary War portrait of Thomas Felton Junior, U.S. Marine, 1777, Marblehead Massachusetts. U.S.M.C. model 1859 officer’s sword with sharkskin wrapped grip and etched blade. Naval dirk with turned ivory handle, USS “Kearsage” commemorative brass plaque. Royal Navy rum tub on oak and brass labeled. Chromolithograph of the Fall River Line’s Mammoth Steamer “Pilgrim”. Americana: Early pewter spoons and plates, Wrought iron toasters, 3 brass bowl, wood handled bed warmers, collection of souvenir spoons, toy soldiers, toy Indians, several treen buckets, cookware, early lighting devices including Betty lamps, kerosene lanterns, student lamps, candlesticks in brass and glass, several biscuit boxes with labels, leather covered dome top trunk, paint decorated boxes and toleware, fireplace equipment including a magnificent bronze fireplace screen with trumpeter swan, two early American drying racks for spices etc., two early shelf clocks, one by Thomas Pratt, c. 1836, two Chippendale mirrors, several pieced and appliqued quilts and coverlets, 18th century turned wood and paint decorated ink well, balance scale, theodolite, excellent cased model of a coach with springs along with carved coachmen and decorated tole skirting, 12 Black Forest carved figures including a large wagon with couple, two tobacco jars by Johann Maresch, Pilot schooner weather vane in wood with directional and several powder horns. Several autographed photos of academy award winning movie stars. Aviary in dome, 19th century. Several artist signed carved wood fish. Large advertising display straight razor as well as other straight razors. Erotic meerschaum pipes, early train photos and newspapers including Boston, 1768. Weathervane in flat sheet iron of a great white shark, 19th century, New Bedford, Chinese porcelains including three Rose Medallion tea service in original baskets, 19th century, paint decorated rare set of six eggs in the original wood and glass crate. Political: Large framed plaster eagle artist signed, 1826 printed copy of the Declaration of Independence on cotton in red ink with portraits of Washington, Adams and Jefferson, oval painting of Abraham Lincoln, silhouettes of same, U. S. Grant autographed CDV, Johnson CDV in an album of New York State political figures, Chromolithograph of Woodrow Wilson and Uncle Sam, McKinley watercolor by GAR member, Wm. H. Taft/American shield campaign banner, Presidential seal plate by Adams, Garfield World’s Fair Stevengraph, Garibaldi portrait in woven silk ribbon, large memorial McKinley woven silk, striking Garfield memorial relief carved marble, artist signed and housed in the original mahogany frame with symbolic carvings. Military, Arms & Armor: NY 7th regiment, Model 1812, silver mounted presentation musket of William H. Curtis made by J. Cooper of New York, 1820, Colt Navy Model 1851, boxed pistol by Otis A. Smith, model 1883, Rockfall, CT., U.S.M.C. model 1859 officer’s sword with sharkskin wrapped grip and etched blade, Chiseled steel rapier c. 1790, mid-nineteenth century Spanish artillery officer’s sword, c. 1795 U. S. “Honour and My Country”, late 18th century, rare American Light Horse saber, Confederate Naval cutlass copy of U.S. model 1841, 18th c. Naval cutlass with original bone grip and later carving “Continental Ship Alliance 32 G.”, Two Naval boarding axes one 18th and one 19th century, 18th century flintlock pistol profusely inlaid with silver, and engraved 18th century flintlock pistols profusely decorated with silver and coral, 18th century flintlock rifle profusely decorated with silver and inlaid coral, Several powder horns and a spectacular set of wedding presentation horns, 15th century Hunting dagger, 17th or 18th century traveling set of eating utensils which includes a marrow scoop, c. 1580 Morion helmet etched and engraved. Medieval Bassillard dagger (dug), siege breastplate with proof mark indentation of a musket ball centered directly over the heart, hand wrought Halberd, Milanese bronze statue of Italian Renaissance Medici noble in armor and on horseback, Wheel lock pistol, other flint and percussion pistols, Rev War spontoon, original 17th Lancers Officers Mess Hot Plate (Charge of the Light Brigade) c. 1820-30, Military drums including a all-over grain paint decorated with eagle and the original label of Stephen Emory of Rindge, New Hampshire and a fantastic paint decorated Massachusetts 21st Volunteers drum that states it was Christened in the War of 1861,2 3 &4 and lists all the battles in which that Company was involved and has a detailed American eagle. On the Confederate side is a Bowie knife which is pictured in Flayderman’s book by Thomas, Griswold & Co., New Orleans as well as brass handled knife and a Georgia pike. Other Civil War items include an autographed image of Ulysses S. Grant taken in Tennessee by a noted photographer, tin types of Union soldiers, a painting of American flags and shield with 34 stars on each flag, also with 34 stars is a rare, large, outdoor albumen photo of the Yonkers NY Military Academy alumnae in uniform, a set of cast lead (from musket shells) knuckles, Spanish American War items include the USS Maine memorabilia, Dewey items, WWI & WWII memorabilia. Thomas Balsley, Western, PA. Kentucky patch box rifle. Native American and Western: Twelve hand colored engravings of native Americans including Pow-A-Sheek A Fox Chief by F. W. Greenough 1836, Tshusick, an Ojibway Woman by Biddle, 1837, Chippeway Squaw & Child also by Biddle 1837, Amiskquew, a Menominie Warrior by Rice & Clark 1843, Cut-Ta-Tas-Tia Chief of the Fox by Lehman & Duval c. 1825, Le Soldat Du Chene, An Osage Chief by Greenough 1838, other native items include a pipe tomahawk c. 1890, a war shield, and a phenomenal Bear Dance mask as seen in George Catlin images with forensic authentication letter, watercolor of an Eastern Woodlands Indian by Don Troinani, 19th century bronze statue, gold rush era ,gold quartz set of formal wear buttons and links, watercolor memorial to George Custer. Fine Art by Edmond D. Lewis(2), Martha Walters, Black Mother and Child, Jamie Wyeth gouache, Antonio Jacobsen, Florence Robinson, Thomas Birch, Anton Otto Fischer, William Entrekin & others.
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Buyer Premium 18.5% credit card, 15% cash or check