Richard D. Hatch & Associates will have big estate sale Nov. 19-20 A pair of remarkable estates, plus hundreds of other fresh-to-the-market consignments, will cross the block at a weekend antique auction slated for Nov. 19-20 by Richard D. Hatch & Associates.
News-Antique.com - Oct 20,2010 - (FLAT ROCK, N.C.) - A pair of remarkable estates, plus hundreds of other fresh-to-the-market consignments, will cross the block at a weekend antique auction slated for Nov. 19-20 by Richard D. Hatch & Associates. The sale will be conducted in the firm's spacious gallery, located at 913 Upward Road in Flat Rock. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.
One of the estates is that of Jeanne Millett, who was born in England in 1922 and moved to this country with her family at age 11. For her 16th birthday, her father gave her a field-type English Setter dog, and thus began a lifelong love affair with that dog, the breed in general and eventually all creatures great and small. Her collections reflected that love until her death in July.
Ms. Millett's estate includes many canine, equestrian, hunting and sporting paintings, watercolors, lithographs and etchings; hundreds of dog, horse and animal figurines (by makers such as Dahl Jensen, Rosenthal, Herend, Royal Doulton, Beswick, Hutschenreuther and others); and animal bronzes and books. But there is one more item, kept in the family garage for decades.
That item is a 1947 Buick Woody Super 8 Roadmaster. It had been Ms. Millett's father's car, and she couldn't bear to part with it. Richard Hatch found it after going through the house and viewing an already amazing inventory. “After 32 years in the auction business, it takes a lot to excite me,” Hatch said, “and that Woody, all covered with dust and spiderwebs, excited me.”
The other major estate is that of James Blackwell, a name familiar to folks in the cut glass associations. Over the course of his lifetime, Mr. Blackwell amassed an incredible collection of American Brilliant Cut Glass, widely known as ABCG and enormously popular with collectors. Mr. Blackwell's fine ABCG collection is mostly signed, with superb patterns, shapes and forms.
Over the course of his lifetime, Mr. Blackwell gathered examples by the greatest names in fine cut glass: Fry, Webb, Tuthill, Clark, Dorflinger, Libbey, Hawkes, Sinclaire, Hoare, the Unger brothers, Pairpoint and more. Now, with the occasion of his passing, Mr. Blackwell's collection will be sold to the highest bidder, Nov. 19-20. Glass collectors, mark your calendars.
“Per the wishes of these two individuals, upon their deaths, each one wanted me to find new owners for their cherished possessions,” Mr. Hatch said. “I am always honored when past customers name my firm to find new homes for the items they so loved.” Bidders will be able to preview items on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 18-19, from 1-6, and Saturday from 9:30-11 a.m.
Other items from prominent estates and collections in the area that will also cross the block include lots of sterling silver and silverplate (to include trophies, flatware, servers and more), a wonderful collection of inkwells and fountain pens, fine estate jewelry (to include diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and rubies), Art Deco, pocket watches and Rolex wristwatches.
Also sold will be pearls, many Oriental items, Persian rugs (from mats to