October23rd, 2023, Auction starting at 5:30
Important jewelry from a private collection, 18th & 19th C. furniture, clocks and Americana, 19th & 20th C. paintings, antique silver, Asian porcelain, Native American, Oriental rugs, ceramics; glass, stamps, and other collectables to cross the block Monday night from fine homes in Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
An impressive collection of jewelry passed down through generations of a family with Philadelphia origins will be available including a pair of hand fabricated drop earrings with four large diamonds (two 3.5 ct, one 2.51 ct, and one 2.46, all with GIA reports), also an Art Deco diamond tassel necklace measuring 40” l. and boasting 46.55 cts tw. Fine rings include an Edwardian three stone diamond ring with 1.74 ct center, a diamond and sapphire engagement ring with GIA report on the 1.06 center stone which has a matching band, a large black opal and diamond halo ring, and emerald ring with 7.9mm center stone. An Art Deco sapphire and diamond circle brooch and many other handsome pieces are generously set with diamonds including bangle and line bracelet, bar pin, buckle brooch, dome ring, etc.
From the same home comes early American furniture and Americana including a circa 1800 chest-on-chest from the Colchester, CT area, a signed 1807 Frederick Wingate tall clock and 19th C. oil portraits including child on rocking horse. An outstanding 1795 Norwich, CT needlework sampler by Mary “Polly” Elliot (1776 – 1859), worked in silk on linen, features four lines of alphabet and numbers, poem, and skilled depiction of house flanked by columns of flowers and trees. Of special note, the sampler was consigned by current owner through unbroken family descent and full provenance is available to successful bidder.
Two early Chinese porcelain pieces, from the same home, compliment the collection, one a Ming Dynasty (1368 -1644) 19” charger with blue and white lotus decoration, the other a Transitional Period (1620-1683) blue and white 8” h. covered jar from the Hatcher Cargo, a famous 1640’s shipwreck that was the first of it’s kind to be recovered in modern times. The newly surfaced collection was offered at Christie’s Amsterdam in several auctions in 1984 and 1985, and the jar retains its original auction label to base. Other Asian items in the sale come from a Connecticut private collector include a Meiji Period Japanese Export silver tea set signed by Konoike, a WW2 Japanese Type 95 NCO Shin Gunto in scabbard, ivory okimono of monkey trainer, Meiji lacquer inro, etc.
This sale will be live at the Plainville CT gallery starting at 5:30pm on October 23rd. Winter Associates’ auction catalog is available online at www.AuctionsAppraisers.com as of Friday, October 13th . Winter Associates, Inc. is located in central Connecticut at 21 Cooke Street in Plainville, CT. Previews are Friday, October 20th from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 22nd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.; and on Monday, October 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.