Multi-estate sale planned for March 21 by Leland Little Nearly 625 quality lots, drawn from prominent Southern estates and in a broad array of categories, will be sold Saturday, March 21, by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd., in Hillsborough, N.C.
artist icon Andy Warhol (N.Y., 1928-1987), titled Jean Cocteau (est. $2,000-$4,000).
Period furniture pieces include an all-original George III linen press (circa 1800), mahogany veneer with oak secondary (est. $2,000-$4,000); and an overall very fine Classical sofa (Philadelphia, circa 1830), mahogany and mahogany veneers (est. $800-$1,500). Also up for bid will be a gorgeous Dutch inlaid long case clock, 18th century, signed “Jan Beerninck/Amsterdam” (est. $3,000-$5,000).
Estate jewelry pieces are sure to dazzle bidders and get paddles wagging. Stars of the category include an emerald and diamond ring, comprising one emerald-cut emerald prong set flanked by eight bar set tapered baguette diamonds (est. $6,000-$9,000); and a nice pair of Tiffany Schlumberger 18kt diamond earrings in a twisting rope splay motif with 20 brilliant cut diamonds (est. $2,000-$3,000).
Sterling silver sets will include a coin silver tea service of Southern interest (circa 1835-1855), with each piece bearing the retailer's mark (“Hayden Brother & Co.”) and maker's mark (“G&W” for Grosjean & Woodard, est. $3,000-$5,000); and a beautifully hand-hammered sterling silver oval bowl by Georg Jensen with the post-1945 mark, in the Blossom pattern, very rare (est. $2,000-$3,000).
A tall tapered stoneware vase, crafted in North Carolina in 1937 and decorated by Mrs. F. W. Hilton, with an elaborate slip scene in olive green of a squirrel sitting on a leafy olive branch eating an acorn, is expected to fetch $600-$1,200. Also, a Jugtown Chinese Blue glazed stoneware footed punch bowl (circa 1930) should reach $3,000-$5,000.
A Derby Crown porcelain partial service in the Imari pattern, #198 (circa 1880), comprising 15 pieces, each one painted with peony and songbird panels in the traditional iron red cobalt blue colors with lavish gilding, is expected to achieve $1,000-$2,000; while a Delft figure of a seated dog (circa 1800), hand-painted, blue and white palette, with a floral spray on the dog's back, may hit $500-$800.
Rounding out the expected top lots: a Tennessee sampler, executed in 1834 by Elizabeth C. Goodner, age 16, silk on natural linen ground, with large flower border surrounding alphabet rows and verse (est. $1,000-$2,000); a vintage 1965 Fender Jaguar electric guitar, serial #90262, with light green custom finish (est. $1,000-$2,000); and a brilliant red vintage Halston cocktail dress (est. $500-$800).
The Continental antique gold coins will include: Hungary 1910 Gold 10 Korona; Switzerland 1895 Gold 20 Francs; Czechoslovakia 1927 Gold One Ducat; Great Britain 1848 Gold 1/2-Sovereign; Denmark 1915 Gold 20 Kroner; Netherlands 1875 and 1913 Gold 10 Gulden; Prussia 1879 Gold 20 Marks; France 1851 and 1904 Gold 20 Francs; and Belgium 1874 Gold 20 Francs (all est. $10-$1,000).
Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.'s first sale at the new showroom facility will be an Estate Treasures Auction planned for Saturday, April 11. The first session, beginning at 2 p.m., will feature an antique bottle collection. The second session, at 4 p.m., will comprise quality antiques. A two-day grand opening sale – the Historic Hillsborough Cataloged Auction -- will be held the weekend of June 13-14. A gala