FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR SELLS FOR $22,000 IN CORDIER ANTIQUES & AUCTIONS’ FALL AUCTION Cordier Antiques & Auctions recently sold a rare Fender Stratocaster electric guitar during their Two Day Fall Antique & Fine Art Auction held November 7 and 8. Consigned by a local musician, the gui
at $950. Among watches was an American Waltham 18K Appleton Tracy pocket watch. With a beautifully enameled case, the watch sold just below estimate at $700.
Sunday’s session led off with ethnographic and Asian arts. Spanning a wide variety from Pre-Columbian artifacts to Chinese Export, prices were within estimate overall including a Chinese phosphatic stoneware bowl from the collection of Langdon Warner (1881-1951). Mr. Warner was an expert consultant to the Arts and Monuments Section, G.H.Q. of the Supreme Commander during World War II and a well known expert, author and collector of Asian arts. Estimated at $300 to $500, the bowl sold within estimate to the Internet at $400. Decorative arts offered several highlights including a French bronze and enamel frame estimated at $150 to $300. With strong interest from the Internet and the room, the piece saw spirited bidding before hammering down to the Internet well above estimate at $1,800. A dealer in the room was successful on a 19th century gilt bronze and porcelain box. Featuring oval porcelain inserts hand painted with frolicking children, the box realized $1,300 on an estimate of $600 to $800. Carved Black Forest pieces also saw strong results including a pair of game plaques at $775.
European ceramics saw strong results with a large and ornate palace vase by Sevres becoming the top lot of Sunday’s session. Standing an impressive 36” high, the vase featured a large hand painted allegorical scene signed “L. Fournier d. Baudry” as well as a hand painted portrait to the back and recurring musical and stage themes overall. The vase, estimated at $8,000 to $12,000, saw intense bidding that eventually focused between a phone bidder and a New York dealer in the room. The dealer never hesitated in his bids eventually winning the piece for $14,000. The vase was one of many exceptional items from the Estate of Harold M. Garonzik of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A well-known collector, Mr. Garonzik owned a furniture store on Sixth Street in uptown Harrisburg and held a booth at the Black Angus Antiques Mall in Adamstown. Other pieces from the estate included a Royal Vienna portrait vase at $1,200 (estimate $1,000 to $2,000) and two 19th century hand painted chargers at $600 and $650 respectively.
American porcelain and pottery saw somewhat subdued results overall in redware and stoneware while art pottery fared better in the form of a Hampshire Pottery matte green vase at $400 and embossed lamp base at $525. Glass featured Waterford crystal as well as Victorian art glass included over eighty Jack in the pulpit vases, all selling within estimate overall including a fine example in the style of Steuben at $300. A large Steuben Peony vase saw a good deal of interest hammering down to the floor at $550.
Fine art offered several lots by American artists including a portrait by Matthew Harris Jouett (American, 1788-1827) of Judith Swann Boswell, wife of Dr. William Hall Richardson. Consigned by the family, the painting sold for $9,500. Other important paintings