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2020 Year in Review


For Skinner, as for the rest of the world, 2020 was both unexpected and challenging. Our consignors, buyers, and staff were tested again and again, and each time responded with passion, creativity, care, and generosity. Fortunately, the choices we had already made—providing real-time internet access to every auction, developing a phone-friendly web application for viewing and bidding, leveraging our facilities in multiple locations—proved to be our salvation when the pandemic closed businesses around the world, prevented us from working shoulder-to-shoulder and drove us all online. You, our consignors and buyers, learned to use these tools and wielded them powerfully, expanding our reach beyond what we could have imagined possible. Our loyal and dedicated Skinner team fielded hundreds of thousands of bids and inquiries, putting sales together in the most difficult of circumstances and providing you the information you needed to make your decisions to consign and purchase. Whether close or distant, we mourn the losses to families everywhere from Covid-19. We sincerely hope that all of you are well and safe. Taking stock of ourselves, our company, our team, and our extended family at this moment, we face the coming year with hope, optimism, and a renewed commitment to serving you by creating a marketplace for fine art, jewelry, antiques, design, collectibles, fine wine, spirits, and much more. May 2021 bring health, happiness, and antiques! Karen Keane & Steve Fletcher


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—New Technology Since our beginnings in the 1960s, Skinner has embraced the tech of the times. We were the first auction house to create software for after-auction payments. With the increase in purchasing art online (and sight unseen), we have introduced higher resolution and enhanced condition images and leveraged technology to visualize how paintings would look on the wall and in-scale in order to meet the challenges of selling art around the world—especially during a global pandemic.

2020 at a glance 65+ auctions on the cover: Dale Chihuly (b. 1948) Two-part Cobalt Seaform Pair with Red Lip Wraps, sold for $15,000 opposite:

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Sol LeWitt (American, 1928-2007), The Suite Double Stars, 1983, sold for $21,250 on the back cover: Eric Carle (American, b. 1929), Dandelion and Butterfly, mixed media collage, sold for $6,875

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this page: Alfons Walde (Austrian, 1891-1958), Aufstieg der Schifahrer, oil on board, sold for $612,500

Fine Art

opposite: Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Young Rain, gouache and ink on paper, sold for $50,000 Fern Isabel Coppedge (American, 1883/88-1951), Lumberville in Winter, oil on canvas, sold for $40,625 William Herbert (Buck) Dunton (American, 18781936), The Water Hole, oil on canvas, sold for $106,250 Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984), Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, California, 1937, printed c. 1973-77, silver gelatin print, sold for $25,000 Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), The Oval Office, 1992, screenprint, sold for $39,975

The Skiers Aufstieg der Schifahrer, by Austrian artist Alfons Walde (1891-1958), captures the natural beauty and grandeur of the Alps. This dynamic oil painting was commissioned directly from the artist by collector and avid skier Stephan Paul Laufer. Laufer saw another work by Walde during a family ski trip to the Austrian town of Kitzbühel in the winter of 1937-38. Before Walde began the commission, Laufer was forced by the German Anschluss to flee Austria. After the end of the Second World War, Laufer was able to arrange for the painting to be sent to him in America. The work passed by descent to a private collection. The Modernist repeating forms of the figures and crisp, cool palette perfectly capture the exhilaration of skiing in the Alps. Competition flew past the $250,000-350,000 estimate to realize $612,500. Contact paintings@skinnerinc.com to consign.


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Art Deco Cartier Coral, Amazonite, Amethyst, and Diamond Flowerpot Brooch, London, sold for $11,250 Van Cleef & Arpels Platinum and Diamond Necklace, New York, c. 1950s, sold for $112,500 Diamond Solitaire, 23.98 cts., sold for $168,750 Antique T.B. Starr Gold and Emerald Ring, sold for $100,000 Art Deco Mauboussin Platinum and Diamond Bracelet, France, sold for $40,625

Dreicer & Co. Platinum and Diamond Sautoir Necklace and Platinum and Diamond Pendant Drop, c. 1910s, sold for $75,000 and $100,000 Art Deco Platinum, Kashmir Sapphire, and Diamond Pendant, sold for $162,500 Antique Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Black, Starr & Frost, sold for $262,500


Important Jewelry Kashmir Sapphires Why do Kashmir sapphires continue to bring such high prices at auction? It’s a combination of rarity and unique beauty. The fabled Kashmir mines were discovered in the Zanskar range in the Himalayas in 1881. By 1882 mining began and continued until the mine was depleted in 1887. No other significant source of the sapphires has ever been found. Kashmir sapphires have a vivid cornflower blue color combined with unique natural inclusions that impact a glowing, velvety effect. These sapphires have a nearly mythical reputation in the gem world, with collectors vying for each rare example. Let us unlock the value in your jewelry box. Contact jewelry@skinnerinc.com.


Americana Record Set for Andrew Clemens Sand Art Bottle Born in Iowa, Andrew Clemens (1857-1894) contracted encephalitis as a young child. While attending the Iowa State School for the Deaf, he visited Peak State Park along the Mississippi River, where at the Pictured Rocks, waters percolating down through the overlying limestones, charged with various minerals, stained the sand with a vibrant palette of natural colors. In bottles of different sizes and types, Clemens constructed works of art grain-by-grain using specially devised tools—fishhooks and hickory wands—to place grains of sand into meticulously detailed, and often patriotic, images. This rare bottle stands seven and 1/4 inches. It was a gift from two friends to Prosper Harvey Ellsworth. The mortar and pestle represent his medical occupation; the eagle and flag speak to his duty as a surgeon in the 106th Illinois Volunteer Infantry before settling in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1866. The bottle descended in the family to the present owner. Americana@skinnerinc.com invites consignments of single rare items or entire collections.


Andrew Clemens Patriotic Presentation Sand Art Bottle, McGregor, Iowa, c. 188590, sold for $275,000 opposite: Rare Gilt and Molded Sheet Copper Goddess of Liberty Weathervane, attributed to William G. Henis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1860, sold for $87,500 Pair of Shepherd and Shepherdess Needlework Pictures, England, early 18th century, sold for $36,250 Cherry Chest of Drawers on Frame, Deerfield, Massachusetts, area, late 18th century, sold for $137,500 Paint-decorated Dome-top Box, attributed to the Compass Artist, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, c. 1830-50, sold for $16,250 John Burt Silver Pepper Pot, Boston, c. 1720, sold for $12,500

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Asian Works of Art

Blue and White Lotus-mouth Bottle Vase, China, 18th century, sold for $1,272,500 Silver-inlaid Bronze Sundial, Angbu-ilgu, Korea, after 1713, sold for $336,500 Large Gold Feline Plaque, China, Warring States, sold for $23,750 Near Pair of Celadon-glazed Jars, China, sold for $16,250 Inlaid Two-part Chest, Indo-Portuguese, sold for $12,500 Pottery Horse, China, Northern Wei dynasty, sold for $13,750 Chinese Carved Hardwood and Marble Settee, sold for $5,000


The Allure of Chinese Blue & White Porcelain

Cherished in China, early cobalt blue came from Persian ore rich in iron oxide, bestowing a hint of purple and the so-called “heaped-and-piled” spots of intense color saturation visible on glazed surfaces. A skilled painter played an integral part in this extraordinary lotus-mouthed vase. The well-balanced composition of lotus blooms and foliate scrolls, a band of crashing waves, and delicate petal lappets create a rich yet not overcrowded design that appeals to Asian art collectors. The 13 1/2-inch-tall vase bears a six-character Yongzheng mark. The consignor’s ancestor Ward Thoron (1867-1937) collected the vase in the 19th century: his family had ties to prominent New England traders, merchants, and shipmasters who brought Asian wares home. Contact asian@skinnerinc.com.


Single-owner Rolex Daytona Reference 6239 “Exotic” Dial Wristwatch, c. 1968, sold for $200,000

Single-owner Unserviced Rolex Reference 5508 “James Bond” Wristwatch, third quarter 1958, sold for $53,125

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18kt Gold Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Reference 5036/1J Wristwatch, sold for $23,750

Single-owner Two-tone Patek Philippe Nautilus Reference 3800/001 Wristwatch, c. 1997, sold for $23,750

Single-owner Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Reference 6263 “Sigma” Dial Wristwatch, c. 1973, sold for $62,500


Fine Watches Iconic Wristwatches The Rolex Watch Company’s innovations have made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. The “Daytona” Chronograph was introduced in the 1960s, in sponsorship of the Florida racetrack. A limited quantity of the first official Daytona models, reference 6239, was produced with an “exotic dial”—featuring large art deco fonts and a red seconds track. The watch’s popularity began to rise when people started seeing Paul Newman wearing an exotic dial reference 6239 Daytona—gifted to him by his wife, Joanne Woodward. Consigned to Skinner by a confessed “car guy,” who purchased his reference 6239 in the early 1970s to use for timing lap speeds. For a few years, the original owner enjoyed it, then stashed it away, out of sight and mostly out of mind, for decades. Skinner specialists opened the watch for the first time since its manufacture date to authenticate and install a new case gasket. Estimated at $80,000-120,000, sold for $200,000. Find us at watches@skinnerinc.com.

Bob Skinner & Paul Newman, c. 1977


Sheila Hicks (b. 1934) Study for White Letter Textile, Mexico, 1962, sold for $40,625 Silas Kopf Dawn Marquetry Cabinet, East Hampton, Massachusetts, 2010, sold for $16,250 Olive Webster Dodd (1879-1942) for Newcomb Pottery Vase, New Orleans, Louisiana, c. 1900, sold for $18,750 Sheila Hicks (b. 1934) Evolving Tapestry Textile, Paris, 1987, sold for $22,500 Nine Tove (1906-1935) and Edvard (1901-1982) Kindt-Larsen for Thorald Madsens Dining Chairs and a Dining Table attributed to Finn Juhl, Denmark, c. 1965, sold for $33,750


20th Century Design Sheila Hicks Textile artist Sheila Hicks (b. 1934) has described the “fantastic…migratory existence” of her early life on the road with her father as helping define her six-decade career as a pioneering fiber artist. Her foundational training at Yale under the famed color theorist Josef Albers and his textile artist wife, Anni, led to extensive travel and work abroad, producing a body of work occupying the area between painting and sculpture. Deaccessioned from an institution, the monochromatic Study for White Letter, 1962, made of a white-in-white tabby weave of hand-spun wool, and Evolving Tapestry, 1987, composed of natural and bleached linen, bound and stacked as “ponytail” units, invite the viewer to look and consider the structural potential of soft materials. Contact 20thcentury@skinnerinc.com.

Pair of Henning Koppel (Danish, 191881) for Georg Jensen Biomorphic Candleholders, Denmark, c. 1970, sold for $8,750 Finn Juhl (1912-1989) for Niels Vodder “NV-45” Lounge Chair, Denmark, sold for $8,125

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Willard & Howard In 1802 Simon Willard (1753-1848) obtained a U.S. patent for a timepiece as original as it was successful. His “patent timepiece” or “banjo clock,” (nicknamed for its characteristic shape), established American clockmaking independence from European traditions. By the mid-19th century, Willard’s extended family and former apprentices had also struck out on their own, forming a vibrant community of sophisticated clockmakers in Massachusetts. Edward Howard (1813-1904), an apprentice of Aaron Willard Jr., commenced business with David P. Davis, manufacturing high-grade wall clocks under the Howard & Davis name in 1842. The company and its many iterations were said never to have produced an inexpensive clock. Astronomical clocks were produced in relatively small numbers for observatories, watchmakers’ shops, and railroad depots because of their precision, accuracy, and engineering—they were even designed to compensate for the expansion and contraction of components with fluctuating temperatures. This rare and impressive mahoganycased example with Gothic Revival styling has provenance to the Norfolk Southern Railway. Contact clocks@skinnerinc.com.

Clocks & Scientific Instruments

Simon Willard & Co. Stenciled-front Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock, c. 1825, sold for $33,750

Dudley Adams 3-inch Cased Terrestrial Pocket Globe, 1762-1830, London, sold for $5,625

Benjamin Bell Baskettop Pull Quarter-repeat Ebonized Timepiece, London, late 17th century, sold for $21,250

E. Howard & Co. No. 22 Mahogany Astronomical Regulator, Boston, sold for $106,250


Wines & Spirits Magnums Magnums (1.5L), and other large format bottles, have broad appeal at auction. Not only do they always seem to elicit gasps and back slaps when brought to a party, there’s also good reason to seek out these special bottles. Generally speaking, the larger the format, the smaller the production, and in the world of fine wine, accessibility is everything. Ageability is another reason why many invest in bigger bottles. If you’re building up a wine collection to develop through your lifetime, large formats slow the ageing process. The more the volume of wine increases, the percentage that comes in contact with air decreases, thus taking longer to mature. If you need another reason to invest in large formats, getting the chance to pour a Methuselah (6L), Balthazar (12L) or Nebuchadnezzar (20L) for 40, 80, or 100 of your closest friends sounds like a postpandemic thrill. A word to the wise, you may need a few extra arms to help lift the bottle! Please contact finewines@skinnerinc.com for consignments.

Henri Jayer Richebourg 1982 Cote de Nuits, magnum, sold for $26,250

Yamazaki 25th Anniversary 1984, Japan, sold for $12,500

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982, Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe, 11 bottles, sold for $11,875

Karuizawa Geisha 30 Years Old 1984, Japan, sold for $8,750


Fine Musical Instruments World Traveler Despite an apocryphal label attributing it to a German lute-maker working in northern Italy, this rare violin (above) left originates in late 17th or early 18th century Poland, some 300 years and 10,000 miles removed from the California flea market where it was discovered. Likely made by a member of the Groblicz or Dankwart family of luthiers, the violin displays a unique combination of details including a deep red varnish, double purfling, a multipiece spruce top, and bird’s-eye maple back and ribs. Withstanding centuries, the ornamental lion’s head that tops the neck even retains its original tongue. Direct consignment inquiries to music@skinnerinc.com.

Violin, Füssen School, sold for $11,875 Italian Composite Violin, Turin School, sold for $17,500 Alto Saxophone, Selmer Mark VI, 1958, sold for $7,500 C.F. Martin & Co. 00028 Long Scale Acoustic Guitar, 1934, sold for $16,250


Militaria Witnessing History In late 1777/1778 the Continental army began adopting a new style of cartridge box to hold soldiers’ ammunition. The box, based on those used by the British army, was sturdier, held more cartridges, and contributed to a more uniform appearance of the army. The boxes were made in several different locations along the East Coast, but only the Continental Factory in Philadelphia marked their boxes to identify where they were constructed. “New Construction” cartridge boxes are among the rarest survivors of American equipment from the Revolution, this box is one of only three known surviving examples made at the factory. Contact militaria@skinnerinc.com.

Continental Factory “New Construction” Cartridge Box, with Bayonet, Carriage, and Belt, c. 177780, sold for $53,125

Scarlet Waistcoat Identified to Ebenezer Willis of Middleborough, Massachusetts, c. 1770s, sold for $6,875 Ebenezer Kemp’s Siege of Boston Powder Horn and Canteen, c. 1775, sold for $21,250


Oriental Rugs & Carpets Reflecting the Natural World: Respite and Shelter in Rug Design The endless fecundity—and beauty—of the natural world is a constant theme in antique rugs. The importance of the idea of “the Garden” is an often-noted feature of Islamic art. A garden, of course, has echoes of the original Paradise, Eden, as well as the Paradise to come. Beyond all notions of the life-to-come, a garden, no matter how small, represents respite and shelter in a region where much of the landscape is arid and unforgiving. This lovely Serapi carpet demonstrates a provincial weaver’s version of a classic walled garden: a central pool of water, surrounded by various stylized renderings of plants and (quite unusually, and wonderfully) large heraldic birds. Even though the design vocabulary in this carpet, as with most Persian rugs, is floral in origin, there is nothing flowery or curvy here. Instead, in classic Northwest Persian fashion, the branches, leaves, and blossoms are rendered with a highly stylized angularity that is both childlike and controlled. Another appealing aspect of this lovely carpet is the weaver’s use of open space around every element, so we can see and feel what is going on in the garden at our feet. Consign via rugs@skinnerinc.com.


Early Kazak Prayer Rug, Caucasus, c. 1863, sold for $13,750

Marasali Rug, Caucasus, dated 1852 (1269), sold for $15,000

Bakhtiari Prayer Rug, Iran, dated 1901 (1319), sold for $15,000

Serapi Carpet, northwestern Iran, c. 1890, sold for $37,500


European Art & Design Inspired Design: Encaustic Wedgwood and its Historical Origins The Wedgwood factory’s beginnings coincided with discovering Pompeii and Herculaneum’s ancient cities and the blossoming of the neoclassical style based on the architecture, art, and artifacts revealed through archaeological excavations. British travelers to the Continent in the 18th century experienced firsthand the excitement of discovery and brought antiquities, reproductions, and artwork home to adorn their residences and fill their museums. The collections of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan pottery of the British envoy to the King of the Two Sicilies, William Hamilton (1730-1803), were published, with Wedgwood receiving an advance copy in 1766. The lavishly illustrated folios inspired Wedgwood’s ceramic design. Factory artisans produced wares with encaustic decoration that used red enamel colors to imitate the ancient Greeks’ and Romans’ red-figure painting (patented in 1769) of humans, mythological activities, and highly stylized ornamentation. The forms often paid tribute by imitating their antique predecessors. Originally called amphorae, kraters, hydria, etc., these were vessels first used to store, mix, or serve wine and water. Please send consignment inquiries to european@skinnerinc.com.

Champleve Enamel and Onyx Side Table, 19th century, sold for $6,250 After Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Flemish, c. 1525-1569), Winterlandschap met schaatsers en vogelknip, oil on panel, sold for $11,875

Pair of Wedgwood Gilded and Bronzed Black Basalt Wine and Water Ewers, England, late 19th century, sold for $36,250 Selections of Greek/Southern Italian Ancient Pottery, from a private New York estate, see https://www. skinnerinc.com/auctions/3535B


Fine Books & Manuscripts Camera Work This early and influential quarterly publication was conceived and edited by Alfred Stieglitz as an “independent magazine devoted to the furtherance of modern photography” as a way of distinguishing photography as a distinct art form separate from the traditional medias of painting and sculpture. Stieglitz maintained strict control over the printing of the work designing an Art Nouveau-style typeface for the publication and personally tipping-in each photogravure in each issue. Each issue had a printed edition of 1,000 copies except for the final two issues where only 500 copies were printed. The publication afforded photographer a means to share their work and publish new and innovative ideas in the early development of the photographic arts. Edward Steichen was one of the most innovative photographers of the late 19th and early 20th century and he contributed heavily to the publication throughout its entire lifespan. The set was deaccessioned from the John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection, New Hampshire Institute of Art. To learn about the value of your books, manuscripts, maps, and paper ephemera please contact books@skinnerinc.com.

Stieglitz, Alfred (1864-1946) Edward Steichen’s Personal Set of Camera Work, Vol. 1-50. New York: Alfred Stieglitz, 1903-17, sold for $156,250 opposite: King, Martin Luther, Jr. (19291968) Typed Letter Signed, 12 January, 1959, sold for $6,250 Die Flache. Vienna: Anton Schroll [1910], sold for $1,875 Frank O’Hara, Odes, from a Fourvolume Set. New York: Tiber Press, 1960. Four folio volumes, number 151 of 200 copies printed, sold for $4,063

Dix, John Ross (1811-1863) Amusing and Thrilling Adventures of A California Artist, While Daguerreotyping a Continent. Boston: Published for the Author, 1854, sold for $10,000 Fleming, Ian (1908-1964) Four First Edition Works. London: Jonathan Cape, 1962-1965, sold for $1,375 Brassai (1899-1984) Paris de Nuit. Paris: Edition Arts et Metiers Graphiques, [1933]. First edition, sold for $2,375


Navajo Classic Serape, c. 1860s, sold for $237,500 Mohawk Carved and Painted Wood Cradle Board, c. third quarter 19th century, sold for $10,000 Northwest Coast Cloth Dance Robe, probably Kwakwaka’wakw, late 19th century, sold for $20,000 Plains Grizzly Bear Claw Necklace, early second quarter 19th century, sold for $40,625 Northwest Coast Argillite Pipe, Haida, mid-19th century, sold for $8,125 Kiowa Beaded Blanket Strip on Buffalo Hide, sold for $31,250

Tribal Art

The Weaver’s Art—The Claflin Serape This classic serape exhibits the textile tradition’s culmination, drawing on centuries of Pueblo weaving experience, European treadle looms, wool from Churro sheep, and blue indigo dye brought by Spanish settlers to the Southwest in 1598. The earliest textiles woven by the Navajo were like those of the Pueblos, one-piece manta dresses, shirts, and blankets, with decoration mainly consisting of stripes. By the 1700s, the Navajo began to weave serape-style blankets, mastering flat-weave techniques and incorporating far more complicated designs based on terraced triangles and stepped zigzags; both long used by the Navajo in decorating their finely coiled baskets. This textile may predate the Bosque Redondo episode of 1863, and was collected in New Mexico in the 1890s by Eliza Hosmer of Concord, Massachusetts. This rare wearing blanket and dozens of others were purchased circa 1932 by William Claflin, a wealthy collector and amateur archeologist; much of Claflin’s extensive collection is at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University. We invite consignments: americanindian@skinnerinc.com.


Coins & Currency Face Value When first invented in Asia Minor, coins bore decoration of universal symbols, gods, and goddesses. Human faces appeared much later. It wasn’t until after Alexander the Great’s death in 323 BC that a tetradrachm was issued with his realistic portrait. It also marks a significant turning point for coinage—using an individual’s image, not of gods or kings with deities’ attributes. Portraits of rulers and other members of the elite classes appeared on the coinage of the realm. They provided “news” of the current administration, often combined with propaganda messages such as military victories or the dynasty’s strength. In the form of coins, these portraits were distributed in large volume to people across empires, were hidden and saved due to intrinsic value, and provide a glimpse into the personalities ruling the ancient world. Coin collecting is a phenomenon as old as coins themselves—excavations at ancient sites have yielded caches of coins that appear to be organized by type and ruler, suggesting they were saved for reasons other than financial. If you have coins or currency, please contact coins@skinnerinc.com.

Group of Roman Imperial Denarii, including Man. Acilius Glabrio, Pompey, Julius Caesar, Cassius, Marc Antony, Augustus, Caius and Lucius, Tiberius, Nero, Galba, Otho Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian, Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, and Marcus Aurelius, sold for $10,000

San Francisco Mint Type I Oval Hallmark 25.02 Ounce Silver Ingot, sold for $23,750 Seventy-eight $2.50 Liberty and Indian Head Gold Coins, sold for $28,750


Fine Silver Tiffany & Co. Luxury for the World From the mid-19th century, the popularity and accessibility of international travel increased substantially. Countries hosted international fairs and exhibitions to drive commerce and tourism. Luxury purveyors like Tiffany & Co. used these fairs to showcase and market their wares to tens of millions of visitors and attract international prestige. Exhibited by Tiffany at Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, this coffeepot embodies the epitome of Art Nouveau design and marries it with superb craftsmanship. The elongated and sinuous form combines acid-etched silver, enamel, and hardstone accents—the enamel technique includes of a series of layers, fired in succession to develop color. The signature matte palette began in the 1870s and is perfected in this piece. Join a robust silver marketplace by contacting silver@skinnerinc.com.

Four George III Sterling Silver Candlesticks, London, 177273, sold for $6,875 Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver and Enamel Coffeepot from the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, New York, c. 1893, sold for $68,750 Eight-piece Russian .875 Silver Tea and Coffee Service, Moscow, c. 1868, Pavel Ovchinnikov, maker, Viktor Savinkov, assayer, sold for $22,500


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