Litchfield Cty. Auctions Internet/catalog sale June 30-July 14 Over 750 lots of rare American and European antiques and fine art will be sold June 30-July 14 in an Internet and catalog auction by Litchfield County Auctions of Litchfield, Conn.
by Reginald E.E. Arnold (1853-1938), titled On the Ice – Holland; and a work titled Lille, Belgium Canal Scene by George Gregory (Br., 1849-1838).
Continuing in the category, also sold will be a Continental School oil on panel work titled Still Life With Fruit and Flowers (circa 18th or 19th century); a drypoint etching by Paul Cesar Helleu (Fr., 1859-1927), titled Portrait of a Young Gazing Lady; and an oil on canvas painting in a carved gilt wood frame by Karl Heller (Germ., 1849-1925), titled River Landscape With Boats.
American artists will be well-represented, too. Lots will include a pair of works attributed to Georges M. Bruestle (1872-1939), titled Dog and Cow and Lake’s Edge (both done in 1931 and both oil on cardboard); an American School oil on canvas titled Lake Landscape With Boats; and a James J. Audubon print of an American black wolf, hand-colored by J.T. Bowen (1845).
Other American artwork will include an oil on canvas figural rendering by Francis William Edmonds (N.Y., 1806-1863), titled A Sly Expression; an oil on canvas painting by Ogden Minton Pleissner (1905-1983), titled Remembrance (probably circa 1940-1945); and a 19th century oil on canvas work by J.W. Nunns, titled Landscape With Cows at a River (1875).
Bidders will be dazzled by the wide array of sterling silver. Featured will be a Tiffany & Co. gold vermeil flatware service for eight in the “Shell and Thread” pattern (American, circa 1905, 66 troy ounces); a partial Sheffield flatware set in the “Kings” pattern (1901-1902, 177.78 troy oz.); and a silver and parcel gilt beaker bearing the marks of Strassburg and dated 1612.
Additional sterling silver will include an early 20th century flatware service for 20 by the Manchester Silver Co. (224 troy oz.); a partial flatware service by Gorham in the “Versailles” pattern (late 19th century, 135 troy oz.); an assembled Dominick & Haff partial flatware set in the “King” pattern (161 troy oz.); and a Ball Black & Co. sterling hot water urn, early 20th century.
Bronze pieces will feature a group of five Grand Tour (19th century) obelisks/monuments, including Napoleon’s Column, Columna Traina, Obeliscus Flaminus, a Roman column and L’Arc de Triomphe; and a bronze work by Malvina Cornell Hoffman (1887-1966), titled La Gavotte inscribed on the base by the artist and inscribed “Roman Bronze Works New York” on the base.
Pewter pieces from the Rich collection will include a late 18th or early 19th century beaker with the mark of Ebenezer Southmayd (Castleton, Vt., and Middletown, Conn.), tapering form with incised bands and molded foot; and an early 18th century beaker with the marks of Robert Bonnynge (or Robert Bonning; Boston, Mass.), with a flaring rim and molded base.
The rare and unusual collection of 19th and early 20th century firemen’s gear will be highlighted by a fireman’s pressed felt parade hat, made in the mid-19th century by the Bethol Company, plus a fireman’s helmet, a bucket, framed documents and a parade torch. Also sold will be a Federal