OVER 700 LOTS FEATURING A TIFFANY SILVER TEA SERVICE EXHIBITED AT THE 1893 CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR; A 1907 SAINT-GAUDENS DOUBLE EAGLE $20 GOLD COIN; A CARVED MAHOGANY PHILADELPHIA CHIPPENDALE DROP LEAF TABLE, AND A CLIPPER SHIP WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT BY ENGLISH ARTIST MONTAGUE DAWSON (1890-1973)
Nye and Company is pleased to announce its upcoming Sale of Important Silver, English, Continental and American Furniture, Decorative Arts, and Paintings, on iGavelAuctions.com, September 10-24, 2013.
“We are thrilled to kick off the Fall season with this spectacular array of English, Continental and American material which spans the 18th through 20th centuries, ” says John Nye, founder of eponymous auction house. “For silver collectors and aficionados, this is a rare opportunity to purchase monumental pieces from a single-owner collection, new to the market.” Exquisite achievements by such illustrious silver manufactures as Tiffany & Co., Gorham, Reed and Barton, Dominick and Haff, Georg Jensen, and Edward Farrell, among others, highlight the offerings. “With our estimates low," says Nye, "buyers of every taste and pocketbook will enjoy the chance to acquire extraordinary silver pieces, as well as a wide variety of decorative arts and paintings at attractive prices.”
Highlights from the fifty-five lots of Silver include:
*A 19th century Seven Piece "Chrysanthemum" Pattern Sterling Silver Coffee & Tea Service, which was exhibited in the Tiffany & Co. booth at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago and is the same pattern that Congress commissioned for President Woodrow Wilson’s youngest daughter Eleanor on the occasion of her wedding(Estimate: $40,000-60,000).
*A 19th century Greek Revival Style Sterling Silver Eight Piece Coffee and Tea Service, by Tiffany & Co. (Estimate: $30,000-40,000).
*A 19th century Japanese Influenced Hand Hammered Sterling Silver and Other Metals Water Pitcher, by Tiffany & Co. (Estimate: $20,000-30,000).
*A Set of Twelve 19th century "Chrysanthemum" Pattern Sterling Silver Dinner Plates, by Tiffany & Co. (Estimate: $15,000-30,000).
*A 20th century Danish Sterling Silver Hand Hammered Ice Bucket, by Georg Jensen (Estimate: $15,000-30,000).
*A 19th century Tiffany & Co. Makers "Chrysanthemum" Pattern Sterling Silver Footed Oval Centerpiece Bowl, (Estimate: $7,000-10,000).
*A Pair of 19th century Tiffany & Co. all- over Chased Floral Repousse Motif Oval Footed Covered Vegetable Bowls. (Estimate: $6,000-12,000).
*A late-19th century Hand- Hammered Sterling Silver Monumental Vase, by Black Starr Frost (Estimate: $5,000-10,000).
*An English Silver Three Piece Tea Service, by Edward Farrell, circa 1839 (Estimate: $4,000-8,000).
In addition to the Silver, other highlights include:
*A 1907 Double Eagle $20 High-Relief Gold Coin designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (Estimate: $15,000-20,000).
*A Carved Mahogany Chippendale Drop Leaf Table, Philadelphia, circa 1770 (Estimate: $10,000-20,000).
*A Hermes Porcelain Dinner Service for 12, Africa Green, France, 20th Century (Estimate: $4,000-6,000).
* A Clipper Ship Watercolor Portrait, by noted English painter Montague Dawson (1890-1973)(Estimate: $3,000-5,000).
*A Tiffany & Co. Calamander Tea Caddy, American, 20th Century (Estimate: $1,000-2,000).
About Nye and Company Auctioneers and Appraisers
Located in Bloomfield, New Jersey, Nye and Company Auctioneers and Appraisers is a leading regional auction house founded by John Nye in 2003. He worked at Sotheby's for 15 years, serving as Loan Portfolio Manager, Cataloger, Head of the Arcade Furniture Department, and Senior Vice President and Department Head of the American Furniture and Decorations Department. Nye appears regularly on the award-winning PBS seriesThe Antiques Roadshow.
Nye and Company is located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield, New Jersey For more information, phone: 973-984-6400 or visit www.nyeandcompany.com
About iGavel Auctions
When Lark Mason founded iGavel Inc., the online international network of independently owned regional auction salesrooms, specializing in the sale of fine and decorative arts, in 2003, his stellar reputation as a leading expert, appraiser and television personality on the PBS series The Antiques Roadshow, was already well-established within the art world.
Mason served as a general appraiser and Assistant Vice President of fine and decorative arts and household furnishings from 1979 until 2003, and as a Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese art with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department from 1985-2003. From 2000-2003 he was a Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com, and served as a consulting curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas from 2003-2009. He is an expert in the field of Chinese furniture, having responsibility for this area during his tenure at Sotheby’s. As a Chinese furniture specialist he has valued and advised many private collectors and institutions.
As a general appraiser with Sotheby’s Appraisal Company, Mason valued notable collections including those of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the Rockefeller Foundation, and many others. In addition to his appraisal work, he has taught courses in the fine and decorative arts at Parson’s School of Design, the New York School of Interior Design, and currently is a professor at New York University.
With iGavel's large network of regional auction houses and dealers, there is always an abundant roster of items daily flowing onto the iGavel site from dealers. They include: Litchfield County Auctions Inc., Litchfield, Conn.; Nye and Company, Bloomfield, N.J.; Everard and Company, Savannah, Ga.; Locati Antiques, Maple Glen, Pa.; Elder's Fine Art & Antiques, Nokomis, Fla.; South Bay Auctions, East Moriches, N.Y.; Witherells, Sacramento, Calif.; and Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York City.
iGavel Auctions is located at 229 East 120th Street (between Second and Third Avenues), New York City. For more information, visit www.igavelauctions.com, or telephone 212-289-5588.