December 13, 2021, Auction starting at 5:30 p.m.

Antiquities to modern prints are being offered at Winter Associates sale on December 13th, 2021, starting at 5:30 pm.

Antiquities include a large selection of Pre-Columbian sculpture and Roman lamps from the Davis Estate Collection, well-known Connecticut shoreline philanthropists. Pre-Columbian encompasses all of the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, North, Central and South America prior to the arrival of Columbus. Completely independent of European influences, many of these cultures were highly developed and sophisticated. A standout example is a tall terracotta Chancay Cuchimilco Female Figure, presale estimate of $500 to $1000. Other items from the Davis Estate include 55 plus pieces of ancient Roman Empire glass, and terracotta including oil lamps, flasks, and vessels. From another source are 35 plus Inuit carved stone sculptures ranging in size from 2” to 24”.

Modern prints include a Georges Braque lithograph, "Quatre Oiseaux"  edition 65/275 from a private collection. Several pairs by Raphael Soyer, both in color and black and white, are being sold to benefit the Slater Museum, as well as other modern prints by James Carter, David Kapp, and Julian Stanczak and more. Another notable work is a still life painting by Ralph Cahoon, a Massachusetts native known for his paintings of mermaids.

Silver includes an early Black, Starr & Frost sterling pitcher, several examples of fine English sterling. A glass insert ewer dated 1856, William IV egg cruet, and an ornate gold wash pitcher, goblets, and tray. In time for setting a holiday table, a Grand Baroque sterling flatware set and  a pair of 19th C. Tiffany breadbaskets.

The varied offerings include a pair of Historic Charleston reproduction chests by Baker, leather chairs, and a king-size EJ Victor bed highlighting our fine furnishings as well as oriental rugs, Asian, coins, and 170 plus Hummels in 20 plus lots.

Winter Associates auction catalog is available online at as of Friday, December 3rd. Winter Associates, Inc. is located in central Connecticut at 21 Cooke Street in Plainville, CT. Previews are Friday, December 10th from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, December 12th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.; and on Monday, December 13th from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Previewers are welcome at other times, please call to schedule an appointment. (860) 793-0288.

Absentee bids can be submitted prior to the sale and bidders are welcome to actively bid during the sale online or by phone bid. Pickup will be by appointment only, please call the office and we will do our best to accommodate you.