Internet-only auction ends Nov. 18 at Gordon S. Converse & Co. Over 400 quality lots of merchandise, drawn from prominent estates and collections, in a wide array of categories, will be sold in an Internet-only auction that ends Nov. 18 by Gordon S. Converse & Co
News-Antique.com - Oct 26,2011 - (STRAFFORD, Pa.) – More than 400 quality lots of merchandise, drawn from prominent estates and collections and in a wide array of categories, will be sold in an Internet-only auction that has already gone online and will conclude with live bidding on Friday, Nov. 18, beginning at 9:30 a.m. (EST). The sale is being conducted by Gordon S. Converse & Co., based in Strafford.
The entire catalog may be viewed online, at the Gordon S. Converse & Co. website (at www.ConverseClocks.com). Online bidding is being facilitated by Live Auctioneers.com. Folks hyperlinking to the catalog will quickly realize there is something for practically everybody in this sale, with many items carrying low pre-sale estimates (a plus as holiday season approaches).
A few of the lots expected to generate strong bidder interest include a large Chelsea ship's timepiece mounted onto a molded frame, with dial signed “Harrison & Co., Montreal”; a solid brass cast bronzed and polished brass Chelsea clock set with ship's wheel, signed “Negus, New York”; a 3-inch-high cloisonné tea pot with handle; a 16-inch verdigris green and metal patinated ovoid form vase attributed to Charles Clewell of Canton, Oh. (circa early 20th century); a signed Herend porcelain elephant and a set of four Herend animal figurines. All would make great gifts.
Also offered will be Oriental objects (to include Chinese porcelains, scrolls and carvings), other clocks additional to the Chelseas, silver plate and other silver items, Herend porcelain, ceramics and art glass, prints and fine art, estate jewelry and costume jewelry and collectibles. Bidder registration is already underway, at the Gordon S. Converse & Co. website.
Asian decorative arts are expected to generate strong bidder interest. Some expected top lots include a 19th century carved bamboo brush pot showing the eight gods, 7 inches in height; a Japanese Imari porcelain dish, 8 ½ inches in diameter and decorated in dark blues and reds (19th century, Meiji); and a 9-inch ceramic Buddha with a greenish celadon glaze and added gold.
Also offered will be a pair of 19th century 10-inch plates decorated in the Chinoiserie style and marked “Clew’s Dresden Opaque China”; three snuff boxes, two in porcelain (both signed on bottom) and one in engraved bone or ivory; and a bronze incense burner with dragons.
Ceramics and art glass will be served up in abundance. Anticipated star lots will include a wonderful group of 17 different and high-quality porcelain tea cups and saucers; a 10-inch-tall ovoid form art glass with swirl design, signed indistinctly on the bottom and dated ’82; and a cat and snail by Steuben (the cat is 2 ¾ inches and the snail is almost 3 inches).
From the same category: an 8-inch-tall cameo art glass vase with greens, reds and opaque white, and a matching 12-piece ceramic ware set, including ten fruit bowls, a large bowl and a serving plate.
Also sold will be a 5-color 19th century French Faience ceramic ware mug depicting a man and his snuff; and a pair of 19th century