Lots to Consider: March 2018

Lots to Consider: March 2018

Auction Items Worth a Look
Horse Weathervane
Sharon Boccelli & Company – March 28: Three dimensional running horse weathervane. Copper with zinc head, from an Alstead New Hampshire farmhouse.
Auction Estimate: $850-$1,200
sbauctioneers.com

Decorated Box

Pook & Pook, Inc. Auctioneers and Appraisers Antique Toy Auction – April 14: Attributed to the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania craftsman known as the Compass Artist. This particular dome lid box retains its original pinwheel flower decoration on a blue/green ground. At 6 1/2″ h, 7 3/8″ w, it is one of the artist’s smaller works.
Auction Estimate: $13,000-$16,000
pookandpook.com


Large Pegasus

Embassy Auctions International “Great Sign Auction” – March 14: Large Pegasus-over 9 ft long-made in 1957. As one of the most iconic and recognizable company emblems in United States history, the Mobil Gas Pegasus has served as the guardian to many American roadways and rest stops.
Auction Estimate: $4,500-$6,500
embassyauctions.com

Dali Bronze

Heritage Auctions Fine & Decorative Arts Auction – March 10-11: Salvador Dali, Profil du Temps, 1984. Conceived in 1977 and first cast in 1984, this work is one of the first patinas in three different patinas in this size. Bronze with brown and greenish patina, 20-1/2 inches (52.1 cm) high, Ed. 150/350 (there are also 35 artist proofs). Inscribed on base: Dali / 150/350. Foundry mark: c Jemelton 1984.
Auction Estimate: $8,000-$12,000
ha.com

Victor Victrola XX

Donley Auctions Vintage Music Auction – March 17: This featured item from the Roger Merenkov Collection is a beautiful, extremely rare Victor Victrola XX phonograph with Laguna mahogany and gilded Louis XV-style gingerbread ornamented cabinet. Only 500 were produced in 1908 and approximately 20 are known to exist today!
Auction Estimate: $4,500-$6,500
donleyauctions.com
 
Hancock Gasoline Porcelain Sign
Route 32 Auctions Spring Auction at Christy’s of Indiana – March 24: This rare and early Hancock Gasoline porcelain sign originates from The Hancock Oil Company of California. It shows the earlier variation of the “Cock of the Walk” logo with the detailed rooster. The sign measures approximately 60″ and is double-sided.
Auction Estimate: $13,000-$16,000
route32auctions.com

The Mummy Litho

Heritage Vintage Poster Auction – April 7-8: The Mummy (Universal, 1933). Pre-War Belgian (24.5″ X 33.5″). This one of a kind piece has had skillful restoration to light fold wear, a couple of pinholes in the corners, and two tiny tears in the right border. The top border had two small mirrored tears at the edge, and there is touchup applied to a sliver of paper loss at the upper left corner and border. As scarce as scarce can be. Very Fine+ on Linen.
Auction Estimate: $60,000-$120,000
ha.com

Parade Horse Model

White’s Antiques and Fine Art Auction – March 25: 19th century German photographer’s prop or advertising toy horse display. Large model of a Parade horse. Most likely from the Thuringia region of Germany. Horse with original saddle, harness, bridle and feather plume on its head. Measures 5 feet tall by 80 inches long overall. Original painted platform. Just as the German skin horses had fine legs and neat heads, similar attention to detail was applied to harnessing. Some minor splits. Good condition.
Auction Estimate: $4,000-$6,000
whitesauction.com
January “Lots to Consider” Auction Results
“Dreamland” Weiss Auctions, January 18
A fantastic 1907 panoramic photo of Coney Island “Dreamland” Amusement Park by Stacy, Brooklyn, NY. Auction Price: $1,725 with buyer’s premium against an estimate of
$500-$1,000
Check back next month for auction results. To submit an item for consideration send an image, brief item description, and estimated value at auction to: maxine@journalofantiques.com.

Lots to Consider: March 2018