May 23rd, 2022, Auction starting at 5:30 p.m.

Old Saybrook and Oxford, Connecticut Estates and deaccessions from the Slater Museum will be featured at Winter Associates’s May 23rd auction. A varied selection of American and Continental Art & Antiques; Tiffany and Van Cleef jewelry; Tiffany and Cartier Silver; gold Coins; Porcelain; Glass; Asian decorative arts, and Oriental Rugs will be offered.

From the Old Saybrook estate comes a Jamie Wyeth watercolor "Landscape with Boiler", was gifted to a member of the family by the Pennsylvania artist in the 1960’s. The family once resided at 450 East 52nd Street, N.Y.C., and two oil on canvases show the room interiors of this address as well as portraits of Mr. Harold Elstner Talbott, Secretary of the United States Air Force & Mrs. Margaret Thayer Talbott by Augustus Edwin John and Savely Abramovich Sorine. From the same family comes an impressive piece of 18K Tiffany & Co. diamond pendant/brooch with one 1.25 ct European cut diamond and 5.58 cts of additional diamonds will be offered, along with a Van Cleef & Arpel earrings and pin set and a platinum diamond brooch by Frank Walter Lawrence. A total of forty-one lots of jewelry will cross the block during the May 23rd’s auction.

From an Oxford Estate are a wide variety of Asian items collected by a Diplomat who traveled extensively in the Far East. A fine example is a pair of 15” h. Chinese porcelain vases, with figural decoration of Daoist immortals in famille rose enamels, as well as a pair of 4” h. Chinese porcelain yellow glazed beehive form water coupes, Qing Dynasty, with Kangxi reign marks on base. Other Asian items to be offered include Oriental carpets, an elaborately carved Chinese center table, large framed embroidery, woodblock prints, watercolors, snuff bottles, etc.

An exciting assortment of deaccessioned European and American furniture and art will cross the block to benefit the Slater Memorial Museum's acquisition fund which serves the students of the Norwich Free Academy and the Norwich, CT community. Items of note include a 17th C. English wainscot armchair, a 17th C. Spanish chest, and an early American lowboy, butterfly table and joint stool, as well as number of elaborately gilt framed oils on canvas after Old Masters and miniature portraits. A rare Aaron Willard Jr. Banjo Clock, No. 2452, c. 1822-25 with a reverse painted tablets and signed on face and throat from the Old Saybrook estate will also be offered.


Collectors of Connecticut artists should be aware that the third and final offering of Monroe, CT Burr Sisters artworks will be coming across block, as well as the final half of George Davidson works, a well known Connecticut muralist raised in Waterbury and who was active in Roosevelt’s WPA program. Both collections feature a variety of landscapes, drawings and portraits.

Winter Associates auction catalog becomes available online at as of Friday, May 13th. Winter Associates, Inc. is located in central Connecticut at 21 Cooke Street in Plainville, CT. Previews are Friday, May 20th from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 22nd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.; and on Monday, March 23rd 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.