CORDIER TO HOLD FALL AUCTION IN NEW FACILITY IN HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA Cordier Auctions & Appraisals will be holding their Two Day Fall Antique & Fine Art auction in their new facility in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on November 5 and 6. The 12,000 square foot facility, loc
Saturday’s session will conclude with fine jewelry and watches. Among diamond jewelry is a 1.83 carat VVS2 diamond solitaire set in platinum with side diamonds (estimate $5,000 to $10,000) and a 3.14 ctw French diamond and platinum bracelet (estimate $2,500 to $4,500). Several diamond wristwatches will be offered including a lady’s Art Deco Cartier wristwatch circa 1919 (estimate $5,000 to $7,000). A Vacheron and Constantin 18K gold pocket watch (estimate $800 to $1,000) is a highlight among several gold pocket watches to be offered.
Sunday's session will include furniture and rugs, clocks, lighting and fine, Asian and decorative arts. Furniture will offer several American period cased pieces including a diminutive Pennsylvania Hepplewhite chest of drawers. Other pieces of note include a large Victorian over mantle mirror, an Italian secretary desk and an inlaid table attributed to Herter. Several pieces of fine Middle Eastern inlaid chests and seating will also be offered.
A key lot of the sale will be a 19th century Flemish carved ivory tankard. Estimated at $10,000 to $15,000, the tankard features carving of Bacchanalia with a figural handle and lid surmounted by putti. Other highlights in decorative arts will be Sevres urns and a 1746 Oxford Furnace, New Jersey cast iron fireback (estimate $1,000 to $2,000).
Sunday’s sale will feature over 70 lots of Asian arts including palace sized Rose Medallion vases and fishbowls, Chinese Export, ivory, cloisonné, Satsuma, moriage, and more. Of note is a Chinese Qing Dynasty wucai dragon jar and a small Tongzhi longevity bowl. An early Chinese miniature coromandel screen will be offered as will a cased pair of famille jaune eggshell vases and a pair of Chinese enameled wine ewers.
Sunday’s auction will conclude with fine art including paintings, bronzes, prints and photography. Among paintings is a fine miniature on ivory painting depicting Columbus on his ship holding a map. Signed “A. Horn”, the painting is estimated at $1,500 to $3,000. Another highlight is an oil on canvas entitled “Bright Gloucester Morning” by Emile Gruppe (American, 1896-1978). Art will include several lots of fashion photography from the estate of a Harper’s Bazaar employee including photographs by Edward Steichen (American, 1879-1973), Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004) and Andrew Kertesz (American, 1894-1985).
Sunday’s auction will conclude with clocks and lighting. A key lot in clocks will be a Hamilton Model 22 cased chronometer (estimate $800 to $1,200) while lighting will offer two large Baccarat Zenith chandeliers, a 36 light estimated at $15,000 to $30,000 and a 48 light estimated at $25,000 to $50,000.
A full online catalogue of the two day auction is available by visiting www.CordierAntiques.com. Questions can be directed to Cordier Auctions & Appraisals at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 717-731-8662.