A Gilded Age: NE Collects Europe | Skinner Auction 3726T

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A Gilded Age: New England Collects Europe 3726T | September 27–October 7, 2021 | skinnerinc.com


A Gilded Age: New England Collects Europe online Our Fall sale merges two special collections, providing a snapshot of eclectic 19th century tastes in furniture and decorative arts. The first is a curated selection from the Townshend Estate of New Haven, which was occupied continuously by the Townshend family for over 200 years. This collection includes Victorian furniture, fine paintings, and European porcelain. In addition, a collection from a New England museum features Russian and Viennese enamels, fine art glass highlighted by Webb and Tiffany, bronzes, and a selection of Asian works of art. To view the entire sale, visit www.skinnerinc.com.

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1044 Tray from the Royal Vienna Porcelain Service, (detail). $1,000-2,000

1060 John McLure Hamilton (1853-1936), View of the North Bridge, (detail). $750-1,500


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1119 Gallé Cameo Glass Vase. $300-500

1044 Royal Vienna Porcelain Service with Tray. $1,000-2,000

1171 Two Daum Nancy Cameo Glass Bowls. $400-600

1118 Gallé Etude Cameo Glass Vase. $300-500

1170 Daum Nancy Silver-mounted Cameo Glass Pitcher. $400-600

1122 Thomas Webb and Sons Cameo Glass Vase. $500-700

1172 Daum Nancy Cameo and Enameled Glass Vase. $400-600 1084 Louis XVI-style LePaute Bronze Mantel Clock. $800-1,200 1071 Gilt and Jun-glazed Imitation Archaic Bronze Hu-form Vase. $200-400

1120 Gallé Cameo Glass Vase. $300-500 1173 Legras Cameo Glass Vase. $400-600 1154 Tiffany Blue Feather Compote. $250-350 1121 Pair of Gallé Enameled Glass Vases. $400-600 1048 KPM Berlin Porcelain Hand-painted Plaque. $600-800


Viennese Enamels Vienna became a hub for painted porcelain enamel in the second half of the 19th century. The affluent Austrian city filled the void left by the decline of Limoges, France, Europe’s previous leading enamel producer from the 12th to 16th centuries. Enamel is too brittle on its own, so it is used as a coating, often set in gilt bronze, or even silver and gold in finer examples. Viennese enamel is distinct for its pink-toned color palette. Pieces usually depict court or pastoral scenes surrounded by cupids and mythological figures, much like the jewelry box and tankard featured in this sale.

1213 Meissen Porcelain Figural Group. $500-700

1049 Two KPM Berlin Porcelain Pâte-surpâte Decorated Vases. $1,000-2,000

1042 Viennese Silver Gilt and Enamel Tankard. $1,000-2,000

1043 Viennese Enameled Jewelry Box. $800-1,200


1214 Large Meissen Porcelain Box with Cover. $400-600 1034 Russian .875 Silver-gilt and Enameled Teapot. $600-800 1029 Russian .875 Silver-gilt and Cloisonné Enameled Salt Cellar. $500-700 1030 Russian .916 Silver-gilt and Enameled Tea Caddy. $600-800 1041 Russian .875 Silver-gilt and Cloisonné Enameled Kvosh. $1,000-1,500 1045 Two KPM Berlin Porcelain Portrait Plates. $300-500 1083 Small French Boudoir Clock. $300-500

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1053 Victorian Marbletop Carved Sideboard. $1,500-2,500

1109 Two Faience Pottery Character Busts. $1,500-3,000

1219 Staffordshire Figure of the Queen of England and a Paris Porcelain Apothecary Jar. $350-650

1005 Federal Revival Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Service. $800-1,200

1061 Frederick Lester Sexton (American, 1889-1975), The Three Churches on the New Haven Green. $2,000-4,000

1216 Capodimonte Covered Vase. $450-900 1073 Blue and White Yellow-ground “Dragon” Vase. $2,500-5,000

1163 Victorian Walnut Pier Mirror. $900-1,800


The Townshend Estate Spanning five generations and over 200 years of family history, the Townshend Estate at 709 Townsend Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, is now a local landmark. The Townshend family purchased the original 79 acres of farmland in 1798 and erected the main house in 1804. The farm remained active through the 19th century, noted for their prized oxen. In 1858, the family expanded the house and updated it to match the Victorian style of the time, adding the cupola and the gingerbread exterior still present today. The last owners, Henry Townshend Jr. and Doris B. Townshend, lived in the house for over 60 years and raising their five children. Active in the local community, Henry Jr. served as an alderman for New Haven for many years, and even twice ran for mayor. Along with his work as a proprietor of the New Haven Green and a Trustee of the Union Trust Co., among other positions, Henry Jr. bred and trained English setters for competition. Though the Townshend Estate is now entering a new chapter separate from the family, the home still retains its character and serves as a memorial to the family’s legacy.

1233 Chippendale-style Pine Corner Cupboard. $150-300

1219 Pair of Porcelain Figures and a Capodimonte-style Oval Box. $350-650

1023 Hanau Silver-cased Etched Glass Decanter. $100-200

1068 Suite of J. & J.W. Meeks Stanton Hall Pattern Rosewood Seating. $6,000-12,000


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