MT. CRAWFORD, VA, April 9, 2021 —- The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Spring Fine & Decorative Arts Auction features a number of exceptional collections and contains a wide selection of desirable material, including everything from contemporary paperweights and Tiffany art glass to ethnographic art and fine jewelry. The large auction will take place over three days, Thursday, April 22, 2021; Friday, April 23, 2021; and Saturday, April 24, 2021, with in-house, absentee, phone, and live internet bidding available.
Thursday’s session, Day One, beginning at 9:30 am EST, features part one of the paperweight and studio glass collection of Carl Carter, Austin, Texas. Overall, the collection will be offered in three parts, with the remaining sessions scheduled for the fall of 2021 and spring of 2022. Part One on April 22nd will feature 500 total lots with 400 lots of individual paperweights and 100 lots of art / studio glass, including many paperweight vases, focusing on vintage and contemporary pieces. Mr. Carter’s collection contains many examples from the most respected and desired paperweight artists, including David Graeber, Paul Stankard, Gordon Smith, Ken Rosenfeld, Debbie and Delmo Tarsitano, Cathy and Colin Richardson, Rick and Melissa Ayotte, Damon MacNaught, Mike Hunter, among others. The sale will also include large selections of Paul Ysart, Parabelle Glass, and rare vintage and contemporary St. Louis paperweights and related objects. Many of the rarest forms and methods from several of the aforementioned artists will be offered during the first session and will present a unique opportunity for any paperweight collector to acquire a new treasure. Such forms include a rare Paul Stankard Botanical Assemblage paperweight, two David Graeber Pedestal series examples and several orbs, a Hallucination series by Rick Ayotte, and a Melissa Ayotte Circulus series example with stand. Session One also features many unique “1 of 1” Mike Hunter pieces, including paperweights and vases. There will be many rare St. Louis objects in Session One as well, including a super magnum concentric millefiori basket, a large cut overlay vase with paperweight base, an hourglass with bookended paperweight bases, an engraved perfume bottle with millefiori canes, a triangular obelisk, a newel post, and a close-pack millefiori tazza.
Friday’s session, Day Two, beginning at 9:30 am EST, features the miniature lamp collection of the late Rosemary Bennett, North Port, FL; part one of the open salt collection of Fred and Lorraine Ayers, Layton, NJ; property from the Lonnie Knickerbocker estate, Dansville, NY; the estate of Marjorie Poole Britton, Kensington, MD; and others. The day’s offerings will consist of over 300 miniature lamps of all types, including rare figurals such as Santa Claus, Columbus, bisque Indian Chief, Elf, and Skeleton; open salts, including Daum Nancy cameos, English cameos, Tiffany, Steuben, Meissen, Canton/Nanking, ceramic, figural, silver, enamel, and plique-a-jour examples; additional art glass, including rare Tiffany, Steuben, and other American art glass; and a selection of English and Continental ceramics, including figural examples. Highlights include a fine Tiffany Favrile daffodil art glass paperweight vase; a very rare bisque figural Native American Chief / Indian miniature lamp; a Lalique Chevreuse art glass vase; a Royal Vienna palace floor urn; and a Viennese enameled pedestal open salt.
Saturday’s session, Day Three, beginning at 9:30 am EST, features property the collection of Dr. James and Sheri Swinehart, Cincinnati, OH; the late Alvina Breckel, Oley, PA and Winnetka, IL; Pat and Jerry Meyer, Silver Spring, MD; John & the late Evelyn Teague, Bloomingdale, IN; and Curtis Sampson, Weems, VA; the estate collection of Mary Poole, Waynesboro, VA; the estate of Marjorie Poole Britton, Kensington, MD; the estate of Edwina Goodloe, Staunton, VA; property deaccessioned by the Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA to benefit collections care, preservation, and future acquisitions; plus others. The day’s offerings consist of a wide selection of paintings, prints, and statuary; Asian material of all types, including Chinese and Japanese porcelain; a good selection of silver; fine jewelry; furniture from Georgian to Mid-Modern; and antique Persian and Caucasian carpets. Highlights include a fine pair of French champleve and dore bronze moon flask vases, probably from the Barbedienne Foundry in Paris; an extremely rare 19th-century graduated set of British bronze / bell brass Imperial Standard measures, from a bushel to a quarter gill in size, marked for use in East Sussex; a Hans Wegner for Ry Mobler mid-century modern teakwood buffet in excellent condition; an extensive 220-piece Baltimore, Maryland repousse sterling silver service, retaining original fitted case on stand, with provenance; a massive S. Kirk & Son coin silver repousse serving tray; and a Tiffany-retailed 18K pocket watch with Swiss movement and Richmond, Virginia ownership history.
The complete catalogue for each day is posted on the firm’s website, and all lots are available for in-house, phone, and absentee bidding as well as live bidding through the JSEA LIVE platform, Live Auctioneers, and Invaluable. All lots will be on public preview at the firm’s gallery located at 2177 Green Valley Ln., Mt. Crawford, VA on April 21st from 10 am to 6 pm EST and on April 22nd – 24th from 8 am EST until the last lot is sold on each day. For additional information, please go to jeffreysevans.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 540.434.3939.