Summer's finest estate offerings ready for harvest Sept. 24 at Nest Egg Auctions' gallery The pick of antiques, fine art and historical and military memorabilia discovered over the summer by Nest Egg Auctions will be offered in a Sept. 24 sale of great quality and variety.
second of three installments (the third to be auctioned next year), the Johnston photos in the Sept. 24 sale include beautiful nude portraits of dancer/choreographer Martha Graham, actresses Clara Bow and Barbara Dean; Metropolitan Opera star Mary Lewis and film and television star Barbara Stanwyck.
A fine array of decorative art has been handpicked for the sale, including Chinese and Japanese porcelain; an exquisite 71-piece set of hand-painted Haviland Limoges, and a coveted 7¼-inch signed Loetz Phanomen iridescent glass vase in tones of cobalt blue, peacock blue/green, yellow and rose. Estimate $1,000-$3,000. Another prized inclusion is the Royal Vienna convex oval plaque with a finely painted depiction of “the Expulsion of Hagar.” The piece measures 16 by 13 inches, has the requisite beehive mark and is impressed “CF 23.” In excellent condition, it carries a $1,000-$3,000 estimate.
Several excellent musical instruments round out the auction inventory, including four violins – one of them a hand-made working miniature example. A 1945 C.F. Martin & Co. tenor guitar Model 0-18T with solid spruce top and mahogany back, sides and neck could strum up a bid of $500-$1,000.
Nest Egg Auctions will conduct its Sept. 24, 2011 auction at the company’s gallery located at 30 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450, commencing at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Preview hours are 12-5 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 23; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on auction day. All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.com.
For additional information, call 203-630-1400 or tollfree 800 448-0692; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com. The catalog may also be viewed on Nest Egg’s website: www.nesteggauctions.com.
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World War II Japanese Naval archive: signal flag from Battleship Nagato, Imperial Naval field cap, samurai sword, U.S. soldier’s capture papers with additional grouping of six medals. Est. $3,000-$5,000. Nest Egg Auctions image.