Stephenson's Sept. 16 sale features final inventory from Phila.'s beloved Glatz Jewelers, Lawndale On Sept. 16 Stephenson's will auction the final inventory of Philadelphia’s beloved
Glatz Jewelers, Lawndale, as well as early American antiques from the home of a former mayor of Newtown Borough.
of pocket watches, mostly with gold cases. A highlight is a hunting-case watch with a 14K rose gold case, engraved on both sides and bearing name of a local Philadelphia jeweler, Z.J. Pequignot.
Timepieces conclude with several wristwatches, including two men’s Jules Jurgensen watches a women’s gold Le Coultre watch and a lovely assortment of dainty watches in jeweled cases. A perfect “go-with” for the jewelry section of the sale is the collection of more than 20 beautifully executed miniature portrait paintings on ivory and celluloid.
Newtown Borough’s former mayor, Glenn Hains, and his wife Barbara have opened their gracious home to the public on several occasions as part of the Newtown Historic Association’s Christmas Open House Tour. “Many, many people on this tour have admired the wonderful antiques in the Hains home. This auction provides a unique opportunity not only to admire but also to bid on their exceptional antiques,” said Stephenson. Furniture to be auctioned includes a circa-1780 New England maple Queen Anne highboy, Federal tiger maple tester bed and circa-1780 Chippendale maple slant-front desk. Other key lots include an oil on canvas of a clipper ship signed “S.G.W. Benjamin,” a Lebanon County, Pa., grain-painted wood box, a set of Gorham “Nocturne” sterling silver flatware and a 3-piece sterling silver coffee service.
Several other estates and collections round out the Sept. 16 auction inventory, including a Bucks County estate that was the source of a collection of ship models, several radio-controlled ships, boats and a helicopter.
Stephenson’s Friday, Sept. 16 Antiques & Decorative Arts auction will commence at 2 p.m. The preview will take place from 1-6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15; and from noon till 2 p.m. on auction day. For additional information on any lot in the sale, call Cindy Stephenson at 215-322-6182 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All forms of bidding will be available, including live in the gallery, absentee, by phone or live via the Internet through www.LiveAuctioneers.com. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com. Visit Stephenson’s online at www.stephensonsauction.com.
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Finely filigreed diamond pendant, from the final inventory of William Glatz Jewelers, Lawndale. Stephenson’s Auctioneers image.