Living estate of Ted Williams' third wife held Nov. 23rd Part I of the living estate of Dolores Wettach Williams -- the former fashion model, actress and third wife of baseball legend Ted Williams -- was held November 23rd by Knotty Pine Auction Service.
table topped with a wrought & welded iron pot rack étagère, with marble shelves & contemporary Chinese export porcelain plaques, soared to $1,150. Also, a large & substantial 20th century primitive stepback blind door cupboard with 2 beaded raised panel doors over two larger beaded raised panel doors, with crown molding, hit $1,035.
A New England Sheraton long pine drop leaf harvest table (72 inches long), with single drawer, short drop leaves & turned legs, achieved $1,035; a New England painted Chippendale pine two-drawer blanket chest with box compartment, molded lid & drawer fronts, gaveled for $978; and a custom Chippendale-style wing chair with square mahogany legs & gold upholstered seat made $805.
A non-traditional, mid-20th century pictorial Navajo long rug (12 ft. 11” x 4 ft. 7”) with lateral feathers, lightning & diamond designs in six colors of natural & dyed yarns with light wear & soiling realized $2,415; and a mid-20th century Navajo Yei pictorial rug (8 ft. 10” x 4 ft. 6”) with six Yei figures with feathers & potted corn in seven colors of yarn rose to $2,070.
A 20th century painted molded concrete lawn jockey, depicting a young black male with cap & vest in polychrome paint & holding an iron ring earned $978; a 19th century fanciful figural folky cast iron black couple andirons with arms placed on knees of bowed legs (16” tall) commanded $748; and a Singer featherweight sewing machine with attachments, pedal & case went for $403.
A 19th century two-gallon decorated Vermont advertising stoneware jug with strap handle & floral design, marked for the retailer (Elgin Spring House, Panton VT, E. Allen Proprietor) reached $690; a 16” carved & jointed marionette similar to Disney’s Pinocchio character hammered for $161; and a Victorian slag glass table lamp with painted metal base & metal shade brought $460.
An Inuit dark stone carving depicting a hunter bending over captured game, looking left toward the viewer, topped out at $633; a 6 ½” Killikogyuk Inuit stone carving of an igloo with a removable lid revealing people inside eating and a dog sleeping nearby, changed hands for $575; and a 13 ¼” polychrome figure of the Virgin Mary (circa late 19th-early 20th century) reached $242.
A lot of six colored litho sporting prints, all signed by the artist Lynn Bogue Hunt & dated 1944, in matching frames, climbed to $633; a Les C. Kouba artist’s proof litho titled Moose Country, dated 1972 & personally inscribed to Ted Williams garnered $460; and a W.L. Berg miniature bird carving of a Mallard duck & a miniature bird carving group (possibly by Berg), each went for $288.
A 1962 red Jeep Willys FC-150 forward control truck with four-wheel drive & 41,376 miles, sped away for $5,175; a 1987 GMC Sierra Classic 1500 Suburban SUV with 72,206 miles, purchased at Tulley Chevrolet in 1987 and driven by Ted Williams roared off for $3,565; and a mounted Greater Kudu (woodland antelope), bagged by Williams while he was on safari in