Vibrant original paintings by Anne Boysen will headline Gordon S. Converse auction, Nov. 10 Over 200 large-scale, vibrant and exuberant paintings by the late Philadelphia artist Anne E. Lisette Boysen (1939-2011) will be sold Saturday, Nov. 10, by Gordon S. Converse & Co., in Malvern, Pa.
the original 8-day bell strike clockworks (est. $2,000-$3,000); an unusual and stylish 14 ½ inch sphinx-shaped Egyptian-style bronze mantel clock, made circa 1850 (est. $1,500-$3,000); and an early 19th century double steeple form mantel clock with a fusee clockworks and strap brass movement plates, 23 ½ inches tall (est. $850-$1,250).
Decorative accessories will feature a pair of finely decorated Dutch Delftware lidded garniture jars from the 18th or 19th century with bird form knops, both 15 inches tall (est. $1,800-$3,000); a rare 19th century ceramic teapot, 6 inches by 11 inches (est. $250-$400); and a large 19th century ceramic bull, probably English, in a brown treacle colored glaze (est. $300-$500).
Asian objects certain to excite the crowd will include a huge Japanese Aritaware Imari porcelain punch bowl, made of superior quality and standing 8 inches tall and 18 inches in diameter (est. $1,200-$3,000); a framed Chinese scroll of fish signed Yong Qiang Chen, 32 inches by 66 inches (est. $800-$1,200); and a Chinese jade bangle bracelet (est. $100-$200).
Original artwork in Session I will include an oil on canvas signed by Walter Lewis, 32 inches by 42 inches (est. $2,500-$4,000); an oil on canvas landscape of a village scene by Christopher H. Shearer (Am., 1846-1926), signed lower left (est. $2,500-$3,500); an oil on canvas still life by Czech artist Antouin Hudecek (1872-1941), 30 inches by 31 inches (est. $1,200-$3,000); and two 18th or 19th century unframed portraits (est. $800-$1,500 for the pair).
Also offered will be an oil on board of sailboats by the shore attributed to Philadelphia-born artist Elisha K.K. Wetherill (1874-1929), 13 inches by 16 ½ inches (est. $1,200-$2,400); a framed landscape by L. Lancaster Hager, probably American (est. $800-$1,200); and a marine rendering of a schooner by Max Wildman, framed in the shadowbox form (est.; $150-$300).
Period furniture will feature a set of six hand-made and carved Chippendale style side chairs with inset seats (est. $2,400-$4,000); and a solid mahogany drop-leaf breakfast sized table with open top and saber legged chairs (est. $300-$500). Also sold will be an African king’s vest from the Yoruba people, 27 ½ inches by 21 inches (est. $600-$1,000); two Staffordshire dogs, 6 ½ inches tall (est. $40-$60); and 15 savings banks and mechanical banks, mostly reproductions.
A preview will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, from 10-7, at the People’s Light and Theater Company in Malvern. Internet bidding for both sessions will be listed on LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. To view a full catalog of all the lots to be sold, log on to www.AuctionsatConverse.com. A buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases.
Gordon S. Converse & Co. is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly, at (610) 722-9004; or, e-mail them at Gordon@ConverseClocks.com. Gordon Converse replies promptly to all e-mails.
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