Offered is the catalog for the Annual Summer Americana Auction of Northeast Auctions, held August 1-3, 2008, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Besides other items, there are 80 lots of Mocha from the renowned collection of Jonathan Rickard. There is also a significant group of pewter. A list of prices realized is included. Catalog is in very good condition, unmarked, with just a minor bruise at edge of front cover.
The theme is "Jack Tar, A Sailor's Life 1750-1910" and the sale includes portraits of sailors, officers and sea captains, ship portraits, log books, diaries and scads of other fascinating items relating to life at sea. Thoroughly enjoyable to regard. Catalog has 208 pages showing 405 lots, most all of which are illustrated in color. Includes list of prices realized. In like new condition.
This is really a terrific publication, produced to accompany an exhibit that traveled to museums in Los Angeles, Window Rock (AZ), Brooklyn, Rice University, Kansas City and Hamburg, Germany. Authors are Mary Hunt Kahlenberg and Anthony Berlant; it was published by Praeger in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art...
Handsome set of mother of pearl cufflinks and shirt studs. The cufflinks are 9/16 in diameter while the studs are 5/16 in diameter. These probably date from around 1900. There is a maker's mark (see photograph) but I have not been able to identify it. Other photographs are available and can be emailed on request.
"Guía de Pescados y Mariscos de consumo usual en España" is a very interesting and useful guide to the fish and seafood available in Spain. We used it to good advantage on a six-week drive through the country; we had found it difficult to translate the names of all the menu offerings. This is a laminated hardback, 7 7/8 inches by 4 7/8 inches — pocketable. It contains information on 197 items: drawings, names in other languages, size, distribution and quality of taste...
Marrow scoops are easy to find, though very nice. Marrow spoons are few and far between. This is a shell-back George II marrow spoon by the renowned London silversmith Ebenezer Coker, with the date mark for 1750. It has a nice shell and period block initials on the back. The marks are easily readable which is not the way you always find them on bottom marked pieces. The piece is 8 3/8 inches long and shows a slight bit of tip wear...
$50 with free Media Mail shipping in USA SOLD
$50 with free Media Mail shipping in USA SOLD
Handsome book,"A Social and Architectural History," by Mark Girouard, published by Yale University Press in 1978. This is Ninth Printing 1984. Loaded with interesting and informative illustrations. Quarto in like new condition. From the dust jacket: "The English country house has flourished over the centuries because of its ability to adapt to changes in English society...
Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers by Mantle Fielding has been a standard reference on American artists since its original publication in 1926. This is the 1974 revision published by Modern Books and Crafts, Inc. of Green Farms, Connecticut. ISBN: 0-913274-03-8. There is a $25 store sticker on the inside flap of the dust jacket. In excellent condition with only some very minor wear to extremities of dj.
Intriguing catalog of a sale of Costume and Decor Designs, Drawings, Photographs and Books relating to Dance Theatre, Opera and Cabaret held on December 6, 1979 by Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., in New York. Among the artists included are Pierre Bonnard, Jean Cocteau, Giorgio De Chirico, Erte, and Pavel Tchelitchew. As was the custom at that time, lot estimates are listed at the back. The catalog is unmarked and in "like new" condition.
Interesting small catalog from sale titled "A Group of Important Georgian Silver" held on Friday, May 16, 1941, at Parke-Bernet Galleries on East 57th Street. The silver was property of Parish-Watson & Co., Inc., of New York "to be sold consequent on the death of M. Parish-Watson, Esq. The 24-page booklet is self-bound and contains listings of 31 lots and photographs of most of them. A nice period piece for collectors and dealers.
This work, published in 1980 by a doyenne of the folk art world, is described as being about "boxes and their contents used in early American households." That said, it is considered a classic in the field. This is the paperback version, 204 pp. This is a first edition of the paperback, published by E. P. Dutton.
Book by Joyce Bourne provides a guide to over 2,500 characters from over 270 operas -- not only the standard repertoire, but also important and interesting rarities. From Arabella to Wozzeck, entries give a description of the role, its vocal category, by whom the part was created, and notable performers. First edition, published by oxford University Press, 457 pp. Handsome book. Mint condition.
The famous food writer, M. F. K. Fisher's Translation of the seminal text by the great Brillat-Savarin in a beautiful First Borzoi Edition published in 1971 by Alfred A. Knopf. Full title is "The Physiology of Taste or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin." Handsomely bound in full cloth with gilt blind-stamping and patterned endpapers. Deckled edge paper. 443pp. Book is in excellent condition; dust wrapper has slight wear, at top of spine (visible in scan).
By Nigel Calder, this book is described as "a fascinating voyage that explores the history, the political intrigue, the scientific and nautical lore of the world's most celebrated waters." Published by Viking in 1986. 373pp. In "like new" condition with price-clipped dust jacket.
Catalog from the sale of the Meryl & Jay Weiss Collection of American folk art and furniture held February 18, 2007, at the Skinner gallery in Boston. There are 182 lots illustrated in color. The catalog is brand new, never read or used, and is accompanied by the list of prices realized.
This major collection of folk art was sold on October 27, 2007, by Northeast Auctions in Manchester, New Hampshire. All lots are illustrated in color. includes works by such luminaries as Jacob Maentel, Joseph H. Davis, Zedekiah Belknap, Rufus Porter and Ammi Phillips plus several other famous artists. Includes list of prices realized.
Catalog of Skinner auction held in November 2007 that included the Jacquelin Patterson Collection of Lighting consisting of 112 lots. Includes list of prices realized. Catalog is in very good condition clean, unmarked.
Catalog for the auction of the M. Austin & Jill R. Fine Collection held by Northeast Auctions in Manchester, NH, on August 7, 2010. An interesting and important collection of tinware, creamware, pearlware, folk art, brass and furniture. Fully illustrated in color. Includes list of prices realized.