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SKINNEREuropean Furniture & Decorative Artsfeaturing Fine CeramicsSale 2490 January 9, 2010 Boston
European Furniture & Decorative Artsfeaturing Fine CeramicsSPECIALISTS IN CHARGE
Stuart Slavid Department Director, Ceramics 508.970.3278
Stuart Whitehurst Furniture 508.970.3293
Sara Wishart Decorative Arts, Silver 508.970.3282
European Furniture & Decorative Arts Department - 508.970.3203 General Inquiries: email@example.com
AUCTION 2490 Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts PREVIEWThursday, January 7, 2010 Friday, January 8, 2010 12 to 5 p.m. 12 to 8 p.m.
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Skinner LectureTransparent Delights: The Extraordinary History of Molded Desserts in Georgian EnglandLecture presented by celebrated British Food Historian Ivan Day
Friday, January 8, 20106:00 p.m. Reception/7:00 p.m. Lecture 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA R.S.V.P. 617.350.5400Held in conjunction with a preview of Skinners January 9th Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, featuring Fine Ceramics
The Glenna Fitzgerald Collection of Culinary MoldsLots: 15-17, 22-27, 31-34, 37, 38, 40, 41, 44-48, 52-56, 60-63, 66-69, 74-76, 81-85, 88, 89, 91-93, 96-98, 103-107, 111-115, 124, 125, 135, 136, 142-144, 151, 152, 164-166, 180, 181, 188, 194, 195, 224, 231, 256, 265. Glenna Fitzgerald, along with her husband Bob, was amongst other things a founding member of the Wedgwood Society of Washington, D.C. She was an avid collector of antique textiles, furniture, kitchen utensils, and especially ceramic jelly molds. She particularly enjoyed and sought after those molds produced by Wedgwood and his contemporaries.
1. Royal Worcester Porcelain Figural Group, England, late 19th century, the molded base with figures playing hide-and-seek about tree trunk vases, impressed and printed marks, ht. 6 1/4 in. $250-350 2. Twelve Royal Worcester Bone China Service Plates, England, c. 1921, each with wide cobalt border and cream ground center, gilt scrolled foliate designs surrounding central hand-painted floral still life cartouches signed Ernest Phillips, retailed by Ovingtons New YorkChicago, printed marks, dia. 10 3/4 in. $800-1,200
3. Clarice Cliff Bizarre Ware Five-Piece Coffee Set, England, c. 1934, polychrome enamel decorated in the Rodanthe pattern, including a covered coffeepot, ht. 7; cream jug, ht. 2 3/4; sugar bowl, dia. 3 1/4 in.; and two coffee cups with saucers; printed Wilkinson marks. $500-700 4. Ten Royal Worcester Bone China Service Plates, England, c. 1930, each with cream-colored ground, gilt scrolled foliate designs and central hand-painted cartouche with floral still lifes, artist signed Ernest Barker, retailed by Tatman Chicago, printed marks, dia. 10 1/2 in. $600-800
5. Grainger Worcester Porcelain Pate-sur-Pate Vase, England, 1894, trumpet shape with gilded foliate molded borders, pink ground vase with white slip floral decoration, printed factory mark, ht. 7 3/4 in. $500-700 6. Italian Renaissance-style Fruitwood-inlaid and Penwork Decorated Walnut Library Cabinet, mid-19th century, upper section with leaftip carved cornice and three glass doors fitted with wire mesh; lower section with leaftip carved edge, three wire mesh and glass doors, plinth base, with Renaissance-style motifs, ht. 69, wd. 62, dp. 17 in. $1,500-2,000 7. Biedermeier Amboyna-inlaid Fruitwood Occasional Table, c. 1840, oval shape, with two frieze drawers, angular legs and shelf stretcher, ht. 30 3/4, wd. 31 1/2, dp. 20 in. $500-700 8. Eighteen-Piece Hand-painted Porcelain Dessert Service, England, 19th century, cobalt blue banded border with gilded shields and festoons surrounding a variety of landscape designs, including twelve plates, dia. 8 1/2; four low compotes, ht. 2 1/4; compote, ht. 4 3/4; and compote, ht. 6 3/4, dia. 11 in. $300-500 9. Martin Brothers Stoneware Wally-Bird Tobacco Jar, England, dated 1887, modeled with a quizzical expression, inscribed R.W. Martin & Bros. London and Southall 10-1887, mounted atop an ebonized wood base, bird ht. 8 1/2 in. $20,000-25,000 10. French School, 18th Century Portrait of Louise Adlade de Bourbon, also known as Mademoiselle de La Roche-sur-Yon Unsigned, sitter identified on a label on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 1/2 in. (81.3 x 64.8 cm), framed in an oval format. Condition: Lined, craquelure. $1,200-1,800
11. Two Similar Staffordshire White Saltglazed Stoneware Bear Jugs and Covers, England, c. 1740, each modeled seated and with chains to their snouts, overall decorated with shreds of clay, varying brown slip designs to collars, ht. 8 in. $3,000-5,000 12. Staffordshire Saltglazed Stoneware Model of a Hawk, England, c. 1750, modeled perched on a stump and decorated in underglaze blue, ht. 6 in. $4,000-6,000 13. Pair of Louis XV Style Tulipwood and Marble-top Three-Drawer Night Tables, 20th century, with three-quarter gallery and serpentine top and case, cabriole legs with foliate cast mounts, ht. 29, wd. 15 1/2, dp. 13 in. $300-500
14. French Empire Revival Diminutive Bronze-mounted Mahogany Settee, 19th century, with scrolled ends and sloped backrest, overupholstered seat, on shaped feet, arms and frame mounted with classical-style motifs, lg. 58 in. $1,200-1,800 15. Ten Small Creamware Culinary Molds, England, late 18th and 19th century, varying shapes, subjects including a swan, two cows, squirrel, maiden, owl, two different pears, a floral basket, and a flower, lg. 3 to 4 3/8 in. $400-600 16. Staffordshire Creamware Dome-shaped Jelly Mold Core, England, early 19th century, fluted sides polychrome enamel decorated with fruit and flowers, ht. 8 in. $200-300 17. Five Creamware Culinary Molds, England, late 18th/early 19th century, varying shapes and sizes including a litchi fruit, sheaf of wheat, basket of flowers, rabbit, and Chinese figural landscape; lg. 4 5/8 to 6 7/8 in. $400-600 18. Continental School, 18th Century Style Portrait of a Gentleman in Armor Unsigned, inscribed Ecole Francaise XVIIe Siecle on a presentation plaque. Oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 24 in. (75.6 x 61.0 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, abrasions, lifting, surface grime. $1,200-1,800
19. Sarouk Rug, West Persia, second quarter 20th century, (some end fraying on one side), 5 ft. 2 in. x 2 ft. 8 in. $500-700 20. Late Georgian Crossbanded Satinwood Side Table, rectangular top with canted corners, paneled inlaid frieze on square, tapered legs ending in cuff feet, ht. 29 1/2, wd. 29 3/4, dp. 16 3/4 in. $500-700 21. Flemish Baroque-style Walnut Open Armchair, late 19th century, rectangular backrest and scrolled arms, overupholstered seat on scrolled legs joined by stretchers, seat ht. 18, wd. 22, dp. 19 in. $150-250 22. Five Staffordshire White Saltglazed Stoneware Culinary Molds, England, 18th century, a large shell, lg. 6 5/8; two oval melons, lg. 4 3/8, 4 5/8; a sun, dia. 6 1/4; and a leaf shape with bunch of grapes, lg. 5 in. $600-800 23. Three Staffordshire White Saltglazed Stoneware Culinary Fish Molds, England, 18th century, each varying in shape and size, lg. 3 1/2, 3 7/8, and 6 1/2 in. $500-700 24. Eight Small Creamware Culinary Molds, England, late 18th/early 19th century, varying shapes and sizes including a cow grazing, squirrel, ear of corn, a leaf with berries, a reclining lion, basket of flowers, coat of arms, and thistle; lg. 3 3/8 to 4 in. $300-500
25. Six Creamware Culinary Molds, England, late 18th/early 19th century, varying shapes and sizes including a rhino, a sheep with lamb, floral spray, beehive, ram, and elephant; lg. 5 3/4 to 8 1/8 in. $500-700
26. Fourteen Small