Civil War items lead the charge at Hatch May 1-3 sale A pair of Confederate Civil War buttons brought $8,000, and an image of Georgia Confederate Sgt. Nathaniel Gardner went for $7,000 at a multi-estate sale hald May 1-3 by Richard D. Hatch & Associates.
lamp lit up the room for $6,000; a Handel floor lamp made $2,500; and 50+ pieces of Loetz and Austria went for prices ranging from $40-$3,750 each.
The sale also featured a rather spectacular collection of Royal Doulton figurines, including many scarcer examples. Highlights included “The Moor,” which changed hands for $1,600; a rare character McCallum mug in white that brought $2,500; and a “Mephistopheles” figure that coasted to $475. Royal Doulton has been a favorite among collectors throughout its illustrious 200-year history.
Furniture was plentiful and reasonable, with happy bidders taking home some great pieces at even better prices. Chests and dressers sold for as little as $100, although earlier pieces fetched stronger amounts. A George III chest-on-chest wowed the crowd before gaveling for $2,300; a period American cherry chest climbed to $1,900; and six Chippendale-style chairs brought a reasonable $800.
Fans of silver weren't disappointed. Tops in the category were a Tiffany tea set ($700); a set of Rosenthal flatware service for eight in the “Romance” pattern ($2,300); a set of Gorham “King Edward” service for 12 ($600); and a 115-piece set of Gorham “Etruscan” service for 12 ($1,600). As for antique rugs, an early silk Turkish rug sailed away for $800, and a 9' x 12' Mashad rug made $850.
The jewelry case was loaded, too, with lots of sparkling estate pieces. Leaders included a ruby and diamond ring, appraised at over $18,000, that slipped on a new finger for just $4,500; an 18kt gold and pearl necklace, signed Tiffany, that was a steal at $2,100; and a stunning platinum, emerald and diamond ring, appropriately appraised at $10,000. An ecstatic bidder scored the prize for $2,300.
A wide variety of artwork – typical at most Richard D. Hatch auctions – was also offered. The top seller was an original oil on canvas painting by the American landscape artist Edward Gay (New York, 1837-1928) that topped out at $1,800. Also, an original sketching by the iconic Surrealist Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) hammered for just $325, very reasonable considering Dali's cache.
Fine china and porcelains – also staples at Richard D. Hatch sales – was very much in evidence at this event, too. Top lots included a pair of black mark Irish Belleek centerpieces that went for $1,600; and a Clews historical platter that attained $2,500. Richard D. Hatch & Associates' next big sale will be Friday, June 20, in the firm's showroom, located at 913 Upward Road in Flat Rock, N.C.
Richard D. Hatch & Associates is celebrating 28 years of business in Flat Rock, located in the western part of the state, off I-26 near Hendersonville. The firm is accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them directly, at (828) 696-3440, or e-mail them at email@example.com. Their web address is www.richardhatchauctions.com.