GROGAN’S SEPTEMBER AUCTION TO SPAN FIVE CENTURIES Dedham, MA – Grogan and Company Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers are pleased to announce their upcoming September 30th Auction will be comprised of over 700 lots of Fine Art, Furniture, Decorative
Another jewel of the Arts and Crafts period from the Munsell collection is a Saturday Evening Girls Pottery Childs Set, comprised of a yellow ground plate, bowl and pitcher bearing ‘The House that Jack Built’ inscriptions and decoration, which is estimated at $4,000-6,000.
Silver highlights include an early 20th century Japanese Export Silver Dragon Box, created by Arthur & Bond of Yokohama, bearing a presale estimate of $5,000-7,000. Arthur & Bond, a fine art gallery and dealer in “high class curios” was located at 38 Water Street, Yokohama, Japan and catered mainly to English expatriates and foreign travelers. Arthur & Bond’s silversmiths became famous for creating the Liscum Bowl, one of the largest sterling silver objects ever made. Made in 1900 as a monument to Colonel Liscom of the 9th United States Infantry who was killed in action, the bowl weighs 90 lbs., measures 40 inches across and has a capacity of 14 gallons. The Liscum Bowl is now located at the 2nd Infantry Division Museum, at Camp Red Cloud, Korea.
Jewelry and Objets d’ Vertu offerings include a Louis XVI Oval Gold and Enamel Snuff Box, estimated at $2,000-3,000 and a Louis XVI Gold and Hardstone Gourd form Snuff Box, estimated at $800-1,200, both from a prominent Prout’s Neck, Maine estate. A collection of Native American Silver and Turquoise bracelets, belt buckles and Bolos is also featured, as well as several Rolex watches.
The auction will conclude with a selection of over 100 Oriental Rugs and Carpets from various estates and collections. One of the featured rugs is a late 19th century Lavar Kirman Carpet, once owned by the Brigadeer General and Mrs. William Carey Crane of Leesburgh, Virginia. The 17 foot 4 inch x 13 foot 4 inch rug bears a pre-sale auction estimate of $5,000-7,000.
The exhibition is open to the public and begins on Thursday, September 27th. Hours: Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. The auction will begin with Fine Art at 12:00 noon and will be conducted in lot number order. A fully illustrated catalogue can be found online at www.groganco.com. For more information regarding upcoming auctions, consigning or appraisal services, please call the gallery at 781-461-9500.