October 25th, 2021 Auction Starting at 5:30 pm.
Winter Associates is pleased to offer an eclectic sale on October 25th, 2021, starting at 5:30 pm, featuring fine jewelry, early American portraiture, prints, antiques, and more. Over 90 lots of jewelry, with 18K, 14K, platinum, and silver is being offered. An 18K, diamond and platinum leopard pin by Asch/Grossbardt leads the group, a selection of two-tone yellow and rose gold retro pieces, Tiffany offerings, including bracelets and earrings, and a tanzanite and diamond ring with the center tanzanite stone of 3.5 carats. Vintage finds include 18K diamond waterfall drop earrings, many Edwardian pieces set with diamonds and sapphires: ten rings, two pins, and a necklace, also David Yurman, Georg Jensen, Roberto Coin, and other pieces.
A strong selection of early American portraits comes from the estate of Warren C. Lane. A Ruth Henshaw Bascom pastel on cream wove paper, the sitter and date indicated by an early pencil inscription. Depicted is a profile portrait of Mary Denny Lincoln, created only 3 years before Bascom’s death at 75 years of age. Purchased from Skinners in 1990, this portrait is accompanied by a Lois S. Avigad letter about the work’s inclusion in the catalog raisonne. The work shows Bascom’s typical pastel technique, tracing the shadow of her sitters. Juliette Tomlinson, author of the catalog raisonne for Joseph Whiting Stock, reviewed this charming young boy in a blue check outfit, mid-play with a drumstick in hand beside a green and red drum. In addition, there is a portrait inscribed and attributed to William M. Prior, another of sitter attorney Elias Black Burton, and a “Nathaniel Chandler painted by Winthrop Chandler”, etc.
George Bellows, Paul Cadmus, Mary Cassatt, George Braque, Andrew Wyeth, Benton M. Spruance, Zao Wou-ki, Francisco Zuniga, etc are printmakers whose works will be in the sale. “The White Hope” by Bellows is a now controversial trope of white opponents defeating black opponents in boxing, in this image, Jack Johnson, a black boxer, is depicted moments after his winning blow against his white opponent James Jeffries.
Sterling includes a Tiffany punch bowl and flatware, there will be 19th and 20th century ceramics, antique and fine furnishings, oriental rugs, Asian art, and more.
The auction catalog is available online at www.AuctionsAppraisers.com. Winter Associates, Inc. is located in central Connecticut at 21 Cooke Street in Plainville, CT. Previews are Friday, October 22nd from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 24th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.; and on Monday, October 25th 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 through Invaluable.com (streamed Live) and LiveAuctioneers.com or by phone bid. Pickup will be by appointment only, please call the office and we will do our best to accommodate you.