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Auction 2482

November 8, 2009 11:00AM

11-08-2009 11-08-2009

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Portrait Miniature of Colonel Dudley Coleman (1745-1797)

Portrait Miniature of Colonel Dudley Coleman (1745-1797)

Lot:
1
Sold for:
$2,489$2,100

Portrait Miniature of Colonel Dudley Coleman (1745-1797), America, late 18th century, unsigned, subject identified in engraved inscriptions on the reverse, watercolor on ivory, 1 1/2 x 1 in., in a More ...

Painted Ivory Mourning Pendant

Painted Ivory Mourning Pendant

Lot:
2
Sold for:
$889$750

Painted Ivory Mourning Pendant, c. 1800, oval gilt-brass pendant with sepia on ivory painted scene with a young man and woman, and a boy and a girl mourning beside an urn-topped monument inscribed More ...

Two Portrait Miniatures of Commodore Alexander Murray and His Son Magnus Murray

Two Portrait Miniatures of Commodore Alexander Murray and His Son Magnus Murray

Lot:
3
Sold for:
$6,518$5,500

Two Portrait Miniatures of Commodore Alexander Murray and His Son Magnus Murray, American, late 18th/early 19th century, unsigned, watercolor on ivory, 2 1/2 x 2 in., the portrait of Commodore More ...

Portrait Miniature of a Girl in Red Holding a Flower,   Isaac Sheffield (Connecticut, 1798-1845), c. 1840

Portrait Miniature of a Girl in Red Holding a Flower, Isaac Sheffield (Connecticut, 1798-1845), c. 1840

Lot:
4
Sold for:
$1,778$1,500

Portrait Miniature of a Girl in Red Holding a Flower, Isaac Sheffield (Connecticut, 1798-1845), c. 1840, "Painted by [I]saac Sheffield, New London" [Connecticut], inscribed on the reverse, More ...

Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman with Ginger-colored Hair

Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman with Ginger-colored Hair

Lot:
5
Sold for:
$711$600

Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman with Ginger-colored Hair, c. 1825, unsigned, watercolor and gouache on ivory, oval, 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 in., in a chased brass pendant case with an oval aperture on the More ...

Three Related Family Portrait Miniatures

Three Related Family Portrait Miniatures

Lot:
6
Sold for:
$2,489$2,100

Three Related Family Portrait Miniatures, Massachusetts, c. 1824, unsigned, watercolor on ivory bust-length portraits, c. 1824, depicting James Leeds (1777-1846), his wife Anna (Corey) Leeds More ...

Pair of Portrait Miniatures and Three Related Daguerreotypes

Pair of Portrait Miniatures and Three Related Daguerreotypes

Lot:
7
Sold for:
$5,036$4,250

Pair of Portrait Miniatures and Three Related Daguerreotypes, America, mid-19th century, watercolor on ivory portrait miniatures of Albert and Mary Blair (Easton) Brown, the portrait of Albert More ...

Anglo-Irish School, Early 19th Century      Lot of Six:  Five Henley Family Portraits and a Portrait of Rev. Thomas Corcoran.

Anglo-Irish School, Early 19th Century Lot of Six: Five Henley Family Portraits and a Portrait of Rev. Thomas Corcoran.

Lot:
8
Unsold
 

Anglo-Irish School, Early 19th Century Lot of Six: Five Henley Family Portraits and a Portrait of Rev. Thomas Corcoran. Artist and subjects identified on frame plaques or on the reverse, the More ...

Portrait Miniature of a Young Man

Portrait Miniature of a Young Man

Lot:
9
Sold for:
$504$425

Portrait Miniature of a Young Man, American, c. 1840, watercolor on ivory, 2 x 1 1/2 in., oval portrait, housed in a hinged thermoplastic case with gilt-brass mat. Condition: Very good. More ...

Portrait Miniature of a Blue-eyed Gentleman Wearing a Light Blue Vest

Portrait Miniature of a Blue-eyed Gentleman Wearing a Light Blue Vest

Lot:
10
Sold for:
$474$400

Portrait Miniature of a Blue-eyed Gentleman Wearing a Light Blue Vest, c. 1835, unsigned, 3 1/2 x 3 in., in one half of a hinged leather case with gilt-brass foremat. Condition: Very good. More ...

Portrait Miniature of American Revolutionary General Henry Knox

Portrait Miniature of American Revolutionary General Henry Knox

Lot:
11
Sold for:
$2,015$1,700

Portrait Miniature of American Revolutionary General Henry Knox, Attributed to Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788-1853), after Gilbert Stuart, c. 1820, unsigned, watercolor on ivory, oval, 2 5/8 x 2 More ...

Silver Teapot

Silver Teapot

Lot:
12
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

Silver Teapot, Baldwin Gardiner, Philadelphia, c. 1814, with acorn finial on cover, squat lobed form on petal-form base, impressed maker's mark, (minor repair), ht. 5 in., approx. 29 troy oz. More ...

Two Silver Creamers

Two Silver Creamers

Lot:
13
Sold for:
$948$800

Two Silver Creamers, America, late 18th/early 19th century, one by Saunders Pitman (1732-1804), Providence, Rhode island, with helmet-shaped body with high pouring spout and looped handle, raised on More ...

Neoclassical Silver Teapot

Neoclassical Silver Teapot

Lot:
14
Sold for:
$889$750

Neoclassical Silver Teapot, Thomas Holland, London, 1796, straight-sided oval form with angled tapered spout, decorated with chased wreaths with leaf borders on the side, fruitwood final and handle, More ...

Silver Cann

Silver Cann

Lot:
15
Sold for:
$3,081$2,600

Silver Cann, Daniel Henchman (1730-1775), Boston, c. 1765, the cann with bulbous body, raised on a circular stepped foot ring, sprigged double C-scroll handle, ht. 5 1/4 in., approx. 14 troy oz. More ...

Silver Cann

Silver Cann

Lot:
16
Sold for:
$1,422$1,200

Silver Cann, Thomas Townshendt, (Boston, ac. 1727) bulbous body on a circular stepped base, S-scroll handle, engraved with the arms of John Clarke of Newbury, Massachusetts, the base with maker's More ...

Chinese Export Silver Mug

Chinese Export Silver Mug

Lot:
17
Sold for:
$1,067$900

Chinese Export Silver Mug, c. 1850, the mug decorated with ornate repousse figures in a courtyard, with dragon handle, a shield-shaped cartouche engraved "Francis Godfrey Tarn From His Brother More ...

Silver Porringer

Silver Porringer

Lot:
18
Sold for:
$2,015$1,700

Silver Porringer, John Edwards, Boston, 1671-1746, circular bulbous bowl with slightly angled rim, domed bottom, cast handle pierced in a keyhole pattern with thirteen voids, engraved "H/I*E/M*E" on More ...

Dutch Silver Teapot

Dutch Silver Teapot

Lot:
19
Sold for:
$3,851$3,250

Dutch Silver Teapot, c. 1740, globular body with applied bottom, flat round cover with inset hinge, cast spout with molded lip and molded band at body, the shoulder engraved with a diaper band with More ...

Two Chinese Export Silver Mugs

Two Chinese Export Silver Mugs

Lot:
20
Sold for:
$1,067$900

Two Chinese Export Silver Mugs, c. 1850, one with tapered straight sides and leaf scroll handle decorated with a chased battle scene, the other with repousse bamboo decoration and handle, ht. 3 5/8 More ...

Four-Piece Coin Silver Tea and Coffee Service and a Footed Cup

Four-Piece Coin Silver Tea and Coffee Service and a Footed Cup

Lot:
21
Sold for:
$1,304$1,100

Four-Piece Coin Silver Tea and Coffee Service and a Footed Cup, Jones Ball and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1852-1854, comprising a coffeepot, teapot, covered sugar bowl, and a cream jug, More ...

Neoclassical Silver Tablespoon and a Small Sterling Ladle

Neoclassical Silver Tablespoon and a Small Sterling Ladle

Lot:
22
Unsold
 

Neoclassical Silver Tablespoon and a Small Sterling Ladle, the tablespoon made by Ephraim Brasher, New York, late 18th century, monogrammed within engraved navette-shaped reserve; a small ladle with More ...

Fifteen Bright-Cut Silver Serving Spoons

Fifteen Bright-Cut Silver Serving Spoons

Lot:
23
Sold for:
$563$475

Fifteen Bright-Cut Silver Serving Spoons, America, various makers, late 18th, early 19th century, all monogrammed, including five serving spoons and a ladle by Saunders Pittman, Providence, Rhode More ...

Two Ladles

Two Ladles

Lot:
24
Sold for:
$178$150

Two Ladles, a large sterling silver ladle with shell-form bowl, by Lincoln & Foss, Boston, c. 1850, monogrammed; a ladle with pierced mother-of-pearl shell bowl, plated silver stem, lg. 13, 7 1/2 More ...

18th Century Embossed Leather Wallet with Early Paper Currency

18th Century Embossed Leather Wallet with Early Paper Currency

Lot:
25
Sold for:
$3,851$3,250

18th Century Embossed Leather Wallet with Early Paper Currency, "BENJAMIN NURSE BOSTON 1743" folding wallet with embossed scroll borders, gilt embossed lettering, (tears), 3 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.; More ...

Two Pieces of Colonial Paper Currency

Two Pieces of Colonial Paper Currency

Lot:
26
Sold for:
$6,518$5,500

Two Pieces of Colonial Paper Currency, one a 1780 Massachusetts Bay Eight Dollar bill with three signatures, the other a c. 1741 Provence of Massachusetts Bay, Fifteen Shillings Three Pounds Old More ...

1763 British Guinea George III Gold Coin

1763 British Guinea George III Gold Coin

Lot:
27
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

1763 British Guinea George III Gold Coin, the first English machine-struck gold coin, originally worth one English Pound sterling, equal to twenty shillings. More ...

Oak and Pine Carved and Painted Chest over Drawer

Oak and Pine Carved and Painted Chest over Drawer

Lot:
28
Sold for:
$7,110$6,000

Oak and Pine Carved and Painted Chest over Drawer, probably Ipswich, Massachusetts, c. 1670-1700, old surface, (restoration), ht. 30 3/4, wd. 43, dp. 20 in. More ...

Set of Six Maple Leather Chairs

Set of Six Maple Leather Chairs

Lot:
29
Sold for:
$35,550$30,000

Set of Six Maple Leather Chairs, Massachusetts, c. 1730-50, comprising an armchair and five side chairs, with molded crestings and block, vase, and ring-turnings, old refinish, (restoration), More ...

Red-painted Wooden Knife Box

Red-painted Wooden Knife Box

Lot:
30
Sold for:
$830$700

Red-painted Wooden Knife Box, America, early 19th century, the box with shaped sides and pierced handle, (shrinkage crack on base), ht. 7 1/2, wd. 10, lg. 14 in. More ...