Estate treasures abound in Stephenson’s Sept. 20 Antiques & Decorative Arts Auction Stephenson’s in suburban Philadelphia will auction estate antiques, furniture, silver, fine & decorative art; jewelry & gold coins on Friday, Sept. 20. Can't attend? Bid live via the Internet.
a Storch & Sinsheimer .800 silver-handled figural pierced bowl, and a Vienna Austria .800 silver 110-piece flatware set. A pair of seven-light, silver-plated candelabra features a grape-and-leaf decoration on its branching arms.
The fine china section is led by a 45-piece set of Royal Copenhagen dinnerware in the “Henriette” pattern and also includes china sets, dessert plates and service pieces by Royal Crown Derby, Doulton Burslem, Meissen, Adams and Lenox. The holiday table is complete with the addition of a light-catching American brilliant-cut glass punchbowl, pitchers and vases.
A vast selection of decorative art includes Old Paris porcelain urns, Armani figurines, Swarovski crystal figurines, Bing & Grondahl porcelain figurines including "Actor" signed Axel Locher, Dahl Jensen porcelain figurines, a Royal Doulton seated fox, Chinese export ginger jars, and Royal Copenhagen porcelain figurines including an 1145-color Wee Willie Winkie and Sandman.
Stephenson’s is known for its outstanding Estate Jewelry division and the uncompromising quality of pieces presented in its sales. The September 20 auction includes many fine rings: an early 20th-century 1¾-carat mine-cut, bezel-set diamond solitaire yellow gold ring, an Art Deco 1.4-carat diamond solitaire ring in 14K yellow gold mounting, and an ornate lady's platinum wedding band. Additionally, there are gold and diamond stickpins, a contemporary white gold diamond bangle bracelet, gold chains, bracelets and earrings, lavaliers, and hand-carved cameos in 14K-gold mountings.
The correct time will be easily to track at the auction. Fine watches include an Omega Dynamic wristwatch, lady's Bulova 14K gold bracelet watch, and a lady's Just 18K gold-cased wristwatch with two-tone gold filled band. Also featured are a J.E. Caldwell & Co. 14K gold pocket watch, Illinois Bunn Special railroad pocket watch and an Art Deco penholder with Elgin clock. Three St. Gaudens $20 gold coins – one from 1925 and two from 1927 – also join the luxury lineup, which also includes a mink coat and stoles.
A pair of brass seated dog andirons, English scales, textiles, a Swiss music box with six airs, and a leaded-glass oak door with matching transom typify the many varied categories that deserve a close look in this interesting, 434-lot sale.
Stephenson’s Friday, September 20 Autumn Antiques & Decorative Arts Auction will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern time. The company’s gallery is located at 1005 Industrial Blvd., Southampton, PA 18966. Inspection is on Thursday, September 19, from 3-6 p.m., and on auction day from 1-2 p.m.
All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet through Artfact, LiveAuctioneers or AuctionZip. View the fully illustrated online catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.artfact.com, www.liveauctioneers.com or www.auctionzip.com.
For additional information on any auction lot, to leave an absentee bid or arrange for a phone line on auction day, call Cindy Stephenson at 215-322-6182 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Online: www.stephensonsauction.com.
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Grouping of three sterling silver and .800 silver tea strainers. Stephenson's Auctioneers image.