Fontaine's Auction Gallery has trifecta of sales lined up for March, April, September Fontaineís Auction Gallery has announced plans for three major sales in 2013, all to be held in the firmís spacious showroom located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield, Mass.
Ball and showing a blond female preparing her throw and wearing a black dress, a set of six Chateau des Tuileries Sevres portrait plates smartly housed in a cloth-lined wooden case and bronze figural group of two people (one of them on a horse) by Albert Moritz Wolf.
Also to be sold Mar. 23 will be a carrara marble sculpture by G. Trentanove of a baby sitting on a pillow and holding a chrysanthemum in its hand, a large French porcelain vase by N. Vivien with gold accenting and showing colorfully rendered birds and flowers, and a custom replica of the Heart of the Ocean diamond-studded necklace with a robust blue sapphire stone.
Moving on to the Apr. 27 antique clock auction, as mentioned there will be several E. Howard & Co. examples for bidders to peruse and compete for. These will include an E. Howard #60 regulator in remarkable condition and an E. Howard #13 weight-driven regulator with thermometer-shaped outline framing the pendulum, also in excellent condition.
Vintage American-made clocks will feature a Welch No. 7 regulator wall clock with Roman numeral facing and an ornately carved base, an Ansonia Fisher & Falconer double swinger clock with two figures on a footed base, an animated Wallace fountain clock with figures supporting a pointed crown top, and several handsome large Seth Thomas gallery clocks.
Also offered will be a Waterbury regulator No. 7 with a massive brass pendulum as large as the face, a monumental and beautifully carved Durfee 9-tube grandfather clock, a Gilbert #16 floor standing regulator with heavily carved mahogany case, an 18th century Peter Van Eden tall case clock with gorgeous gold colored case, and Stennes & Campos girandole and mirror clocks.
European clocks will include an Austrian 30-day inlaid mahogany regulator with a clean bright face, an A. Duminil French bronze silk thread clock with blackamoor figure playing the flute, a French figural glass dial mystery clock with figure on the base holding up a bright white face showing Roman numerals, and a French industrial boiler mantle clock encased in metal.
Rounding out just some of the expected top lots for the Apr. 27 auction are a Kroeber Rotary #1 clock with round base and ornate vertical decoration, a chestnut Baghdad wall clock with frosted glass decoration and lovely blond wood case, Chelsea ship clocks and chronometers.
The Sept. 21 musical items auction will have Wurlitzer jukeboxes galore, to include a Model 750 from 1941 accented in yellow, green and brown, a majestic Model 1080 from 1947 with blue harp inlay and silver metal trim, a Model 850 from 1941, very colorful and ornately decorated, and a Wurlitzer 4008 speaker with silver metal braces and colorful starburst center.
Another noteworthy jukebox is a Rock-Ola Jr. Model 39 with matching stand and push-button controls. Victor music machines will include a custom Victor cabinet desk Victrola with electric turntable and arched windows, a Victor Model VV-XXV oak schoolhouse record player with smart and classic styling, and a Victor