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1000 Silver Plate Cocktail Shaker, Napier, mid-20th century, “Dial-a-drink” model with fifteen cocktail recipes revealed by rotating the body of the shaker, (scratches, minor dent in lid), ht. 10 3/4 in. $40-60 1001 Eight Silver Shot Glasses, Lunt Silversmiths, tankard-form, ht. 1 5/8 in., approx. 7 troy oz., in a fitted case. $50-75 1002 Set of Three Decanters, 20th century, squared bottles with similar stoppers, ht. 10 1/2 in. $75-125

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1004 Seven English Silver Drinking Items, drinking mug, 1923-24, by Wakely & Wheeler, ht. 4 3/4, and six cordial cups in the form of a three-handled loving cup, with engraved lion armorial, 190809, by William Aitken, ht. 1 1/2 in., approx. 17.4 troy oz. total. $200-400 1005 Silver Cocktail Picks, Mexico, six sword-form cocktail picks and a hold formed as a bull, bull lg. 3 1/2 in., approx. 1.8 troy oz. $50-75 1006 Two Japanese Silver Drink Sets, each in a fitted case, a set of six stirring or iced teaspoons and a set of six each: cocktail spoons and forks, approx. 3.5 troy oz. $80-100 1007 Silver Cordial Set, Iran, each with engraved floral designs, five cordial glasses and a tray, approx. 11.6 troy oz. $100-150

1008 English Cased Decanter Set, with a removable brass decanter rack supporting three cut glass decanters, in a mahogany case, ht. 10 3/4, wd. 9 1/4, dp. 9 1/4 in. $50-75 1009 English Silver-Mounted Glass Decanter, Birmingham, 1922-23, Asprey & Co Ltd., lockable, the colorless glass with etched grapevine motif, ht. 8 3/4 in. $150-200 1010 Two Stacking Wine Racks, mid20th century, one a five-tier teak example, each component ht. 4 3/4; the other two-tier and veneered, each component ht. 5 in., capacity for twenty-six bottles total. $80-100 1011 Large Champagne Riddling Rack, probably France, early 20th century, constructed of oak boards with drilled holes, hinged at the top, branded “CP” at upper left of one side, capacity for 120 bottles, ht. 59, wd. 28 1/4 in. $200-400 1012 “Veuve AMIOT” Advertising Poster, Bataille, Paris, printers, early 20th century lithograph on paper, further lettered “VINS MOUSSEUX/St. HILAIRE-St. FLORENT/FRANCE,” with printer’s name l.r., (slight fading, paper slightly toned), 30 1/2 x 46 3/4 in., in a molded wood frame. $250-350 1013 Modernist Three-tier Hardwood Rolling Shelf, mid-20th century, three graduated shelves joined by pierced and shaped sides, on casters, ht. 49, wd. 27 3/4, dp. 15 in. $300-500 1014 Pair of Modern Aluminum Lamps, Belgium, late 20th century, composed of stacked sheet metal joined to interior tubes, probably part of a cooling system for a radiator, now mounted on stepped bases, with linen shades, ht. with shade approx. 20 in. $700-900

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1015 Two Carved Rosewood and Brass Hand Sculptures, 20th century, one a balance sculpture with forearm and fist balanced on a point by brass wires terminating in wooden cubes, the other a larger, similarly carved freestanding forearm and fist, both with brass detail including “fingernails,” ht. of balance 8 3/4 in. $100-150 1016 David C. Roy (American, 20th Century) Kinetic Sculpture Signed, inscribed, and numbered “David Roy/© 1986/8/75” on the base. Plywood and brass, with two springwind layered geometric elements which spin independently, and together rotate on a hexagonal base, ht. 12 1/2 in. Condition: Good. $250-350 1017 Modernist Floor Kaleidoscope, 20th century, the cylindrical veneered tube with two rotating stained glass wheels as the object mechanism, on a tall tripod stand, ht. 65 in. $250-350 1018 HSU Ceramic Dinner Service for Ten, 20th century, forty-five pieces total. $300-500 1019 Vintage Driving Glasses, c. 193040, with gold-toned rims and flexible earpieces, the glasses fold at the nosepiece into the original leathercovered case with snap closure embossed “LUXFEL MOTOR GLASS,” case lg. 3 1/2, wd. 2 1/2, dp. 1 1/4 in. $100-150 1020 Jaeger Travel Clock, Switzerland, mid-20th century, the copper dial with luminous Arabic numerals, inner minutes ring, and luminous hands, in a copper-colored brass case, case lg. 3 1/4 in., in original textured paper-covered cardboard box with label reading “Traveling Clock 2 Days/ JAEGER/Mod 4 METAL COPPERED.” $100-150

1022 Aaron Fink (Massachusetts, b. 1955) Man in a Fedora Inscribed in pencil “For Joan + Roger/Love Aaron” on a promotional exhibition postcard visible on the reverse. Gouache on paper, 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (sight), matted, in a silvered wood frame. Condition: Not examined out of frame. $100-150 1023 Aaron Fink (Massachusetts, b. 1955) Untitled Unsigned. Gouache on paper, a man in a hat 3 x 2 1/2 (image), 8 x 5 1/2 in. (sheet), floating in a blonde wood frame. Condition: Not examined out of frame. $100-150

1026 Group of Modern Colorless Glassware, America, 20th century, including a shaped footed centerpiece bowl, a 12-in. Simon Pearce flared vase, a 9 1/4-in. Simon Pearce bottleshaped vase, seven 6 1/2-in. cordials attributed to Steuben (style 7924), and a four-piece salt, pepper, oil, and vinegar set with chromed domed stainless steel lids, ht. to 6 3/4 in. $100-150 1027 Chrome Sculpture Diana with Dogs, in the style of Haganauer, unmarked, ht. 9 1/4, lg. 16 in. $400-600 1028 “The Little Mermaid” Bronze, After Edvard Eriksen (Denmark, 18761959), early 20th century, a mermaid seated upon a rock, inscribed on the reverse “Edvard Eriksen/sculp., R.A./ Copenhagen,” and with small indistinct foundry mark, ht. 9 in. Note: “The Little Mermaid” (Den lille Havfrue) has been a waterfront landmark in Copenhagen since it was installed in 1913. $300-500 1029 Mixed Metal Shoe Horn, Japan, early 20th century, the blade with chased and engraved designs, the handle designed as three monkeys and a basket of fruit, lg. 10 in. $150-200

1024 American School, Late 20th Century “Y” and “Z” Each signed “Hogg ‘85” on the reverse. Oil on canvas, the green “Y” and the maroon “Z” on dark backgrounds, each 24 x 20 in., unframed. Condition: Good. $80-120 1025 Large Yin-Yang Lacquer Charger, Japan, 20th century, the white half of the charger to simulate stone mosaic, on a low foot, dia. 17 1/2 in. $200-300

1030 Small Arts and Crafts Box with Sailing Yacht, WMF, Germany, early 20th century, the hinged bronze lid centering a yacht, marked “WMF” below an ostrich (on the hinge), opens above the colorless glass box with cutwork designs, ht. 2, wd. 3 1/4, dp. 4 1/2 in. $75-125 1031 Tiffany Studios Letter Holder, New York, 1897-1918, two-tiered design in the Graduate pattern, with salmon color and gold dore finish, marked “TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK” and numbered “1803,” ht. 5 1/2, wd. 9 1/4, dp. 2 3/4 in. $200-300

1032 Robert Cardinal (Massachusetts, 1936-) Beach Point Cottages Signed “CARDINAL” l.r., titled on the stretcher. Oil on canvas, 9 x 12 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Good. $300-500 1033 Group of Antique Playing Cards, America, first half 19th century, nine printed and hand-colored cards, comprising four early woodblock printed cards and five engraved printed cards including a c. 1825 Marquis de Lafayette Ace of Spades Card with maker’s name “JAZh. FORD,” for Jazaniah Ford, an early 19th century playing card manufacturer in Milton, Massachusetts, all nine cards floating on black paper backgrounds surrounded by wide gold mats in ebonized and gilt frames. $300-500 1034 Inlaid Games Table, England, early 19th century, with concertina action and triple-top folding once to reveal a felted card-playing surface with chip reserves, and again to reveal a roulette wheel and betting surface, (imperfections). $400-600 1035 German “Royal Flush” Poker Chip Set, with enameled blue, pink, and white chips in a fitted mahogany case, closed ht. 4 1/4, wd. 11 3/4, dp. 5 1/4 in. $800-1,200

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1021 Melville, Herman (1819-1891) Moby Dick or the Whale, Illustrated by Rockwell Kent (1882-1971). Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1930. Limited edition, one of 1,000 copies printed, illustrated throughout with Kent’s woodcuts, bound in publisher’s uniform beveled black cloth, stamped in silver on front boards and spines, top edges stained black; lacking the aluminum slipcase and dust jackets, spines sunned, corners with slight wear, contents good, 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. $1,200-1,800

1036 Cased Gaming Set, second quarter 20th century, the lid centering a metal tag with initials “RM” opens to reveal four lift-out sections, each with four stacks of hard plastic chips, two ivorene counters, a leather cup with dice, and compartments for playing cards, box ht. 5 1/2, wd. 15. dp. 10 1/4 in. $300-500 1037 Silver-plate Poker Chest, with a hinged lid enclosing a removable mahogany poker chip rack and chips, ht. 7 1/4, wd. 9 1/2, dp. 5 3/4 in. $1,200-1,500

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1038 John Jameson Very Special Old Whiskey 15 Years Old Ireland official bottling, distilled, matured and bottled by John Jameson & Son, Bow Street Distillery, Dublin, c. 1970s, u: into neck, 40% 1 750ml bottle $300-400 1039 Laphroaig 30 Years Old Islay official bottling 1 750ml bottle $900-1,100

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1040 Laphroaig 30 Years Old Islay official bottling, 43% 1 750ml bottle $900-1,100


1041 Belmont 8 Years Old 1902 Kentucky Belmont Distillery Co., Registered Distillery #412, 5th District Kentucky, Max Sellinger & Co., Louisville, Kentucky, original sleeve, u: low shoulder, distilled spring 1902, bottled spring 1910, 50% 1 quart bottle $500-600 1042 Belmont 8 Years Old 1902 Kentucky Belmont Distillery Co., Registered Distillery #412, 5th District Kentucky, Max Sellinger & Co., Louisville, Kentucky, original sleeve, u: low shoulder, distilled spring 1902, bottled spring 1910, 50% 1 quart bottle $500-600 1043 Bourbon de Luxe 18 Summers Old 1916 Kentucky T.B. Ripy, distillery #112, 8th district of Kentucky, bottled by The American Medicinal Spirits Company at distillery bonded warehouse #27, permit #MD P-11, distilled spring 1916, bottled fall 1933, u: low shoulder, “Vintage” for Connoisseurs, “Glorious Sunshine of a Thousand Ages, The Zenith of Possibility in Whiskey Quality,” 50% 1 pint bottle (oc) $250-300

1044 Bourbon de Luxe 18 Summers Old 1916 Kentucky T.B. Ripy, distillery #112, 8th district of Kentucky, bottled by The American Medicinal Spirits Company at distillery bonded warehouse #27, permit #MD P-11, distilled spring 1916, bottled fall 1933, u: low shoulder, “Vintage” for Connoisseurs, “Glorious Sunshine of a Thousand Ages, The Zenith of Possibility in Whiskey Quality,” 50% 1 pint bottle (oc) $250-300 1045 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Kentucky official bottling, 2015 release, bottle code K2101009:22, 63.45% 1 750ml bottle $250-300 1046 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Kentucky official bottling, 2011 release, bottle codes K2241122:42 and K2241121:55, 63.45% 2 750ml bottles $500-600 1047 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye Kentucky official bottling, 2012 release, bottle code B1218417:23K, 66.2% 1 750ml bottle $250-300 1048 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Sazerac Rye 18 Years Old Kentucky official bottling, fall 2013 release, bottle code B13 207 18:43K, 45% 1 750ml bottle $300-400 1049 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Eagle Rare 17 Years Old Kentucky official bottling, spring 2012 release, 45% 1 750ml bottle $300-400

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1050 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection William Larue Weller Kentucky official bottling, 2013 release, bottle code B13 154 12:39K, 68.1% 1 750ml bottle $400-500 1051 AH Hirsch Reserve 16 Years Old 1974 Kentucky official bottling, gold foil, hangtag, 45.8% 1 750ml bottle $1,000-1,200 1052 Jefferson’s Presidential Rye 25 Years Old Kentucky official bottling, batch #2, bottle #683, 43% 1 750ml bottle $250-300 1053 Jefferson’s Presidential Bourbon 18 Years Old Kentucky Stitzel-Weller, batch #30, bottle #1789, distilled fall 1991, hangtag, 47% 1 750ml bottle $600-800 1054 Old Rip Van Winkle 15 Years Old Kentucky official bottling, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, c. 2002, bottle #A9460, small scuff to label, 53.5% 1 750ml bottle $1,500-2,000 1055 Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 Years Old Kentucky official bottling, red velvet bag, hang tag, bottle code B1226921:50M, 45.2% 1 750ml bottle $1,200-1,500 1056 Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 Years Old Kentucky official bottling, 53.5% 1 750ml bottle $1,000-1,200

1058 Rewco Rye Whiskey 15 Years Old 1917 Kentucky Richard E. Wathen, distillery #19, Kentucky, bottled by the American Medicinal Spirits Company, distilled spring 1917, bottled spring 1932, u: low shoulder-high shoulder, water damage to boxes and labels, 50% 3 pint bottles (oc) $600-800 1059 Rewco Rye Whiskey 15 Years Old 1917 Kentucky Richard E. Wathen, distillery #19, Kentucky, bottled by the American Medicinal Spirits Company, distilled spring 1917, bottled spring 1932, u: low shoulder-high shoulder, water damage to boxes and labels, 50% 3 pint bottles (oc) $600-800 1060 Mixed Stitzel-Weller Old Cabin Still 6 Years Old (4/5 qt) official bottling, “Hill Billy” bottle, c. 1969, 45% Old Commonwealth 7 Years Old (750ml) official bottling, “an Irish Idyll” bottle, c. 1982, genuine Cummerland Porcelain, 40% Old Commonwealth 7 Years Old (750ml) official bottling, “Symbols of Ireland” bottle, c. 1985, genuine Cummerland Porcelain, 40% Kentucky 1 4/5 quart bottle 2 750ml bottles $350-450 1061 EH Taylor Warehouse C Tornado Surviving Kentucky official bottling, 50% 1 750ml bottle (ot) $600-800

1062 Van Winkle’s Special Reserve 12 Years Old Lot “B” Kentucky official bottling, bottle code B1413902:40, 45.2% 1 750ml bottle $300-400 1063 Yellowstone 7 Years Old Kentucky official bottling, painted glass bottle, c. 1972, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park and Yellowstone Bourbon Whiskey, 90 months old, 45% 1 4/5 quart bottle $200-250 1064 Group of Silver Tableware, six Tiffany & Co. cordial cups. ht. 2, and two Marcus & Co. Greek Revival style salt cellars, monogrammed, ht. 1 1/2 in., approx. 9.9 troy oz. total. $150-200 1065 Sterling Silver Coffeepot and Sugar Bowl, Tuttle Silversmiths, c. 1953, Paul Revere Reproduction, coffeepot ht. 8 1/2 in., approx. 21.6 troy oz. $200-250 1066 German Silver-plated Punch Bowl and Ladle, 20th century, Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF), maker, with inset glass liner, punch bowl wd. handle to handle 17, glass liner ht. 9 in. $200-400 1067 Silver Salt Cellars, four Spanish with shell-form bowls and putti with slot for a place card and a Mexican donkey form double salt, approx. 5.1 troy oz. total. $100-200 1068 Silver Water Pitcher, Gorham, 1959, ht. 8 3/4 in., approx. 21.8 troy oz. $350-450 1069 Chelsea Ship’s Bell Clock on Stand, Boston, Massachusetts, 20th century, brass case with 5 1/4-inch silvered dial, screw bezel, fixed to a mahogany stand, overall 9 in. $300-500

1070 Chelsea Ship’s Bell Brass Clock on Stand, Boston, Massachusetts, 20th century, 3 1/2 inch silvered dial, screw bezel, mahogany stand, ht. 6 1/4 in. $250-350 1071 Chelsea Ship’s Bell Clock, Boston, 20th century, retailed by Riggs & Brothers, Philadelphia, brass case with 4-inch silvered dial, hinged bezel, set into a brass mount and fixed to a mahogany stand, overall ht. 8 in. $200-400 1072 Chelsea Ship’s Bell Clock, Boston, Massachusetts, 20th century, brass case, with 3 1/2-inch silvered dial, screw bezel, overall dia. 4 3/4 in. $100-150 1073 Folding Mahogany Library Ladder, 19th century, two flights of four shaped steps hinged together at the top, exposed brass fasteners. $300-500 1074 Twelve-inch Terrestrial Globe, Gilman Joslin, Boston, Massachusetts, 19th century, circular maker’s cartouche in the North Pacific Ocean, inscribed “Joslin’s Terrestrial Globe containing the Late Discoveries and Geographical Improvements,” turned wood horizon circle, brass meridian, all on an iron tripod stand, (imperfections and losses to paper on horizon circle), ht. 19 in. $200-300

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1057 Rebel Yell 6 Years Old Kentucky Stitzel-Weller, c. 1967, u: mid shoulder, 45% 1 4/5 quart bottle $2,000-3,000

1075 Sheet Aluminum Bomber Silhouette Models, America, mid-20th century, of the B-52 and the B-50, yellowpainted two-dimensional models with die-stamped identification and measurements, lg. 14 1/2, 9 1/4 in., respectively. $150-250 1076 World War II-era Copper Lighted Naval Compass, Beck-Dee Corporation, Chicago, mid-20th century, with carrying handle, sidemounted fluid lamp, beveled glass front, and maker’s tag affixed to front, ht. 9 3/4 in. $150-250

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1077 Type A-17 Air Force Watch, Waltham Watch Co., Waltham, Massachusetts, c. 1950, with black dial, luminous arabic numerals, and hands, the back of the case inscribed “WATCH, WRIST/ SECOND SETTING, NAVIGATION HACK/TYPE A-17/SPECIFICATION MIL-W-6433/MFR’S PART NO 10617-CS-12-24/MFR’S SERIAL NO AF-56-60016/ORDER NO. DA-19020-ORD-3917/STOCK NO. 8TAA993500/WALTHAM WATCH CO./U.S. PROPERTY,” case dia. 1 1/4, overall lg. 9 in. $60-80

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1078 Two Japanese Silver Cigarette Cases, 20th century, each with brightcut engraved designs throughout, monogrammed, ht. 3 3/4, 6 3/4, approx. 10.4 troy oz. $75-150


1079 Japanese Silver Cigarette Case and Lighter, 20th century, each with engraved bamboo motif throughout, monogrammed and with character marks to reverse, ht. 2 3/8, 3 3/4, approx. 5.2 troy oz. (not including zippo insert). $75-150 1080 Silver Cigarette Case, Japan, with mixed metal bamboo motif to each side and interior, ht. 3 1/4 in., approx. 3.3 troy oz., in a fitted case. $125-175 1081 Two Silver Dunhill “Shanghai” Lighters, early 20th century, marked .900 silver, with etched dragon designs, one with initials “B.P.,” ht. 2 1/2 in. $200-250 1082 Four Vintage Lighters, mid-20th century, two similar with chased designs, one with painted mountainous landscape identified as “INNSBRUCK,” and another, ht. to 2 in. $40-60 1083 Large Meerschaum Pipe Carved as Bacchus the Roman God of Wine, Kadir Baysal (1949-2010), Turkey, late 20th century, with red marbleized acrylic stem, in original box, pipe lg. with stem 9 1/2 in. $100-150

1084 Two Carved Meerschaum Pipes, Turkey, late 20th century, both with geometric carving and acrylic stems, one with “CAO” for CAO International sticker inside box and sticker to outside of box reading in part “Handcarved of the Finest Block Meerschaum,” lg. to 6 in. $60-80 1085 Silver-plate Humidor, Barbour Silver Co., depicting the landing of Christopher Columbus, ht. 6, wd. 10 7/8, dp. 9 in. $800-1,200 1086 Small Black Forest Carved Plaque of a Dog with a Bone, Germany, late 19th century, with glass eyes, pinecone, foliate and punchwork back, ht. 13 1/4 in. $200-300 1087 Oak-cased Wall Chimes likely England, late 19th Century five keys above five brass tubes flanked by barley twist-carved columns, the keys played by a leather-wrapped ball hammer, overall ht. 18 ¼, wd. 13, dp. 4 in. $300-500 1088 Royal Doulton “The Three Musketeers” Loving Cup, Designed by Charles Noke and Henry Fenton, c. 1936, the double-handled cup slip cast with low relief modeling, under glaze coloring, numbered 267 out of an edition of 600, ht. 10 1/4 in. $400-600 1089 Cast and Patinated Brass Whip Handle, probably England, 19th century, with turned and faceted terminal, turned medial ring and whip mount, the body of faux-braided patinated metal, with small section of early whip still attached, overall lg. 13 1/2 in. $400-600 1090 Calling Card Tray, America, late 19th century, designed as a cast bronze heron with fish perched atop a red marble column and circular base with raised lip, ht. 10 1/2, dia. 10 3/4 in. $300-500

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1091 Art Deco Card Tray, America, early 20th century, cast brass eagle perched above a triangular black marble tray, ht. 7 1/2, dp. 11 1/4 in. $300-500 1092 Elephant “Swinger” Clock, Germany, 20th century, Junghans clock movement, bronze elephant supporting the clock from his trunk, on a wood base, total ht. 11 in. $750-1,000 1093 Arts and Crafts Mixed-metal Box, Germany, early 20th century, the hinged lid with central brass panel hammered and tool-punched with an image of a warrior set with small cabochon stone beads, the footed box with further punched and hammered designs, ht. 3, wd. 10, dp. 5 in. $300-500 1094 Pair of Hammered Copper Candlesticks and a Bowl, Roycroft, early 20th century, candlesticks ht. 6 1/2, bowl dia. 4 1/4 in. $250-350 1095 Gilt-bronze “Lucifer” Letter Opener, late 19th century, the fallen angel with wings aloft, lg. 10 in. $100-150 1096 Cast Bronze Eagle Rolling Blotter, late 19th/early 20th century, ht. 4, lg. 6 1/2 in. $200-300 1097 Silver Fiat 1899 Model Desk Accessory, unmarked, with brass elements, ht. 3 3/4 in. $300-400 1098 Japanese Lacquer Letter Box, 20th century, polychrome decoration in red and green on a russet ground with mother-of-pearl flecks, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. $30-50

1100 Mixed-metal Letter Opener, Japan, early 20th century, the brass blade with engraved and gilt designs of a serpent and a landscape, the faux rattan handle wrapped in a cast copper snake, lg. 10 1/4 in. $75-125 1101 Carved Cutlery Display, India, 20th century, the demilune form with shallow foliate carving on an oval base, comprising six sets of knives and two-tined forks, and four larger carving implements below, all the utensils with similar carving, overall ht. 10 1/4, overall wd. 17 in. $150-250 1102 Northwest Coast-style Knife, 20th century, with hide-wrapped handle, mask-carved and abalone-inlaid bone handle, and tapered blade hollowed on one side, lg. 19 1/4 in. $1,000-1,500 1103 Carved Stone Club Head, Melanesia, New Guinea, 19th or early 20th century, cylindrical with diamondshaped protrusions, dia. 3 1/2 in. $60-80 1104 Cane Comb, Melanesia, New Guinea, early 20th century, ten tines lashed together and radiating from a hardened gum body and large seed terminal, lg. 9 3/4 in. $60-80 1105 Printed and Hand-colored Map of England “Regnum Angliae,” Homann Family, Nuremburg, c. 1712, doublepage folio with hand-coloring, 22 1/2 x 19 in., matted and framed. $100-200

1106 Rusty Phelps (American, b. 1963) Thanks to the One Above, bronze sculpture of a Native American raising his arm with a dead elk at his feet, signed to base “Rusty Phelps/76/12-15,” on a wood base, bronze ht. 34 in. $800-1,200 1107 Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951) Snowy Herons, 1917, published state of 150 (Paff, 118). Signed “FrankWBenson.” in pencil l.l., numbered “118” in pencil l.r. Etching on wove paper, plate size 5 x 4 in., unmatted, unframed. Condition: Margins over 2 3/4 inches with deckled edges on two sides. Provenance: Descended within the family of the artist. $500-700 1108 Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951) Portrait of Augustus Hemenway, 1919, (Paff, 157). Signed “FrankWBenson” in pencil beneath the image l.l., numbered and titled “157 ...” in pencil in the corner of sheet l.l., inscribed “1st” in the margin l.c. Etching on laid paper, plate size 8 7/8 x 6 7/8 in., unmatted, unframed. Condition: Toning, soiling to the margins, creasing to the corners, sheet with deckled edges. $500-700 1109 Eleven Vanderbilt Yacht Plates, Damon and Delente, Paris, c. 1930, comprising six 9 1/4-inch dia. and five 9 3/4-inch dia. gilt-rimmed plates, each with a polychrome black and white Vanderbilt family burgee, marked on the underside (minor gilt wear). $200-300 1110 Hand-colored Lithograph of Boston, published by Charles Magnus, 12 Frankfort Street, New York, c. 1870, black and gilt-bordered print titled “BOSTON.” in the lower margin, showing two views, one a bird’s-eye view from Beacon Hill looking toward Boston Harbor, the other facing downtown from afar, image 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in., matted and framed.

1111 “OLD BOSTON,” published by Haley and Steele, printed by master printer Herbert Fox at the Heron Press, Boston, 1997, black cloth-covered folio with gilt lettered title, eight printed loose leaf pages including the title page, table of contents, and a page identifying this as number 32 in an edition of 100, and five reproduction images of drawings made “on the spot” by J.R. Smith in 1811 of the demolition of Beacon Hill to fill in the Back Bay, and published by Bufford in 1857, the images now all matted in giltwood frames. $250-350 1112 Set of Four Windsor Harvard Armchairs, 20th century, ebonized finish, scrolled hardwood arms, turned spindles with gilt details and “VERITAS” crests, (one with broken stretcher), ht. 33 1/2 in. $150-250 1113 Stock Market Bull and Bear Bookends, late 20th century, bull and bear cast in brass and raised on green marble pedestals, ht. to 7 3/4 in. $200-400 1114 Seven Desktop Pen Holders, early to mid-20th Century, most with stone bases, including examples by Sheaffers, Fort Madison, Iowa, one by Waterman’s, and one by Parker Pen Company, Janesville, Wisconsin. $100-150

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1099 Samurai Pen Tray, Japan, 20th century, parcel-gilt and patinated shaped metal tray designed as three figures and a mythical beast, lg. 11 1/4 in. $30-50

1115 Pair of Oak USS Constitution Bookends, America, 1927, the bookends in the form of large vessel mooring cleats, one with brass plaque reading in part “THIS MATERIAK WAS TAKEN FROM THE ORIGINAL HULL OF THE U.S. FRIGATE CONSTITUTION,” (wood imperfections and scarring), ht. 7 1/2, wd. 4, dp. 6 1/2 in. $300-500 1116 Cast Brass Anchor-form Andirons, Rostand Manufacturing Co., Milford, Connecticut, mid-20th century, with maker’s name cast into the back of the uprights, and with model number “506N,” cast iron log supports, ht. 19 in. $300-500

Provenance: Philadelphia Print Shop. $60-80

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1117 Marquetry-inlaid Box, late 19th century, the hinged lid with three six-pointed stars surrounded by contrasting radiating bands, ht. 3, wd. 27 3/4, dp. 11 in. $300-500 1118 Leather-mounted Box, America, early 19th century, with black demilune and quarter-round panels offset by brass tacks to a red leather ground, ht. 5 1/4, wd. 12 1/4, dp. 6 3/4 in. $150-250

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1119 Small Circular Mirror, America, 19th century, molded wood frame, old surface, (chip), dia. 8 1/4 in. $200-250


1120 “JOIN OR DIE” Glassware, America, 20th century consisting of a mug and a goblet, each with etched “JOIN OR DIE” design adapted from the 1754 cartoon drawn by Benjamin Franklin and first published in 1754 as a call for colonial unity, ht. 4, 5 in., respectively. $60-80 1121 Two 14kt Gold Gentleman’s Accessories, a money clip with an applied Skye Terrier, and a tie clip depicting a Skye Terrier in profile, 22.7 dwt. $600-1,000 1122 14kt Gold and Diamond Tie Clip, designed as a Skye Terrier, accented by a row of ten channel-set round brilliant-cut diamonds, approx. total wt. 0.70 cts., 13.9 dwt. $600-800 1123 14kt Gold Money Clip, Tiffany & Co., approx. 15.50 mm wide, with an applied Skye Terrier with black enamel eyes, signed Tiffany & Co. and stamped 585, 14.1 dwt. $500-700

1125 Two Pairs of Sterling Silver and Guilloche Enamel Cuff Links, England, a double-sided pair with an orange and red Moorish-style pattern, the other a red and black concentric circle design, maker’s marks, assay marks. $150-300 1126 Two Pairs of Sterling Silver and Guilloche Enamel Cuff Links, England, one oval double-sided pair with white ground, green border, and red center, retailed by Annabel Jones, London, and a round blue, white, and red pair, maker’s marks, assay marks, in an Annabel Jones box. $150-300 1127 18kt Gold Cuff Links, England, double-sided links designed as engineturned oval discs, each centered by a single-cut diamond or faceted round ruby, assay marks, 4.6 dwt. $200-400 1128 Pair of 14kt Bicolor Gold and Garnet Cuff Links, the geometric design with channel-set garnets, wd. 3/4 in., total 14.1 dwt. $300-500 1129 14kt Gold, Diamond, and Onyx Dress Set, a pair of circular cuff links and three shirt studs, dia. to 1/2 in., total 10.3 dwt. $400-600 1130 Cartier Enameled Desk Clock, the dial with arabic numeral indicators and a manual-wind movement, ht. 4, wd. 3 3/4 in. $100-150 1131 Sarreguemines Rectangular Faience Platter, France, 1875-1900, “Cluny” pattern of cobalt and yellow bordering centering a similar medallion, marked on the reverse, 9 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. $150-200

1124 14kt Gold Money Clip, wide clip with an applied Norfolk Terrier, maker’s mark, 29.4 dwt. $400-600

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1132 Official Program from the 1960 European Cup Final, Scotland, sixteen-page two-color printed pamphlet, the game between German side Eintracht and Spanish side Real Madrid, played on May 18th, 1960, at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland, 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. Note: Inscribed twice in pen on the back by an unknown person “Wm. M. Dennett[?].” $100-200 1133 Wayne Davis (Connecticut/Illinois, 1904-1988) Two Works: Alpine Skiers Signed in pencil “Wayne Davis” l.l. in the margin. Etchings on paper, plate sizes 7 3/4 x 9 3/4, 8 3/4 x 10 1/2 in., each similarly framed and matted. Condition: Smaller print toned, larger print mat with moisture staining, not examined out of frames. $200-300 1134 Pair of Vintage Wooden Skis, L.L. Bean, Freeport, Maine, mid-20th century, with decal on the top side of the tip, and brand on the underside, with cable binding, lg. 77 in. $100-150 1135 Pair of Miniature Snowshoes, America, early 20th century, bentwood with painted twine webbing, lg. 9 1/4 in. $100-150 1136 Alexander Pope (Massachusetts, 1849-1924) Painted Carving of a Hanging Quail Mounted on Bird’s-eye Maple Panel Signed “A. Pope Jr.” l.r.; signed, dated, and inscribed “A. Pope Jr./Boston/Apr 1875” on the reverse. Carving ht. 12, overall 23 x 15 in., in a burl veneer frame. Condition: Likely missing a string connecting bird to the screw on which the bird “hangs,” paint wear to bird. $1,000-1,500

Bronze Group of Two Pheasants, standing on a naturalistic oval base, dark brown patina, inscribed “F. Pautrot,” ht. 12 1/2 in. $300-500 1138 Pheasant Drawings by Joseph Wolf: Reproductions of the Original Sketches and the Coloured Plates of Elliot’s A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of Pheasants (1872). Kingston upon Hull: Allen Publishing Company, 1988. Large elephant folio, limited edition copy number 124 of 275 numbered (and ten lettered) copies, signed by publisher, author of the introduction, and Fellow of the Royal Society, David M. Lank on the limitation page, illustrated throughout with mounted colored plates and black-and-white text images, very good in publisher’s original half red morocco, matching slipcase, and the original wooden crate, with the original prospectus, and a typed letter signed by Lank inserted, along with a feather, a family copy, formerly in the collection of the publisher’s brother, with his bookplate, 24 x 17 in. $150-250 1139 Two Leather-cased Gentleman’s Travel Items, England, 19th century, including a sterling silver foxhunting flask of typical tapered form with worn hallmarks, and correspondingly shaped case; and a leather case with leather hasp marked “VP” and brass ball closure, adjustable leather loop straps, containing a glass flask and a plated sandwich box, (some wear, seam separation to leather cases, dents to flask and box, glass flask cracked), flask case lg. 11 1/4, sandwich box case ht. 5 1/2 in. $400-600 1140 Elk’s Hoof Inkwell, with hinged silverplate lid and bird’s talon support to reverse, engraved plaque to underside: “Shot by Capt McDonald June 8th 1796,” ht. 6 in. $250-350

1141 Horn-Handled Serving Items, France, three-piece carving set: fork, knife, and manche a gigot (joint holder) and a two-piece salad serving set, in a fitted case. $50-75 1142 Large “S” Poster Printing Block, probably America, c. 1900, of carved hardwood, 7 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. $30-50 1143 Enameled Iron New York City Street Sign, early 20th century, from the corner of East 63rd Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan, arched top lettered “E. 63” above the rounded rectangular body lettered “PARK AVE.,” (minor chips to enamel with rust where iron is exposed), 11 1/2 x 22 in. $200-400 1144 Two Early Massachusetts License Plates, Ingram-Richardson Manufacturing Company, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 1912 and 1913, both porcelain enamel over sheet iron, one with blue letters and numbers on a white ground, the other with white letters and numbers on a blue ground, stamped maker’s marks on the reverse, (losses and small areas of rust), each 5 1/2 x 14 in. $100-200 1145 Bulldog Planter “MACK,” America, 20th century, the iconic bulldog symbol of Mack Trucks, brown-glazed, standing on a rectangular base, identified on his collar and the front edge of the base, inscribed on the underside “SOLD AND DISTRIBUTED BY MACK SHOPS,” ht. 10 1/2 in. $100-200 1146 1958 Chevrolet Corvette 1:12 Model, late 20th century, the finely detailed model in die-cast metal, with working hood, doors, trunk, mounted in its original plastic and Plexiglas display case, vehicle lg. 15, case ht. 8 1/2, case wd. 18 3/4, case dp. 10 in. $400-600

1147 Collection of Twenty-eight Folding Penknives, America, mid-20th century, featuring cowboy western stars including Wild Bill Elliott, Dale Evans, Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Davy Crockett, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickock, Daniel Boone, Zorro, and the Lone Ranger, all mounted in a shadowbox on a tan buckskin background, blades 2 1/4, knives closed 3 1/2, box 18 3/4 x 22 3/4 in. $100-200 1148 Carved Wooden “Foot” Stool, America, second half 20th century, rectangular stool with black tufted upholstery and rounded corners on two legs ending in carved and painted saddle shoes, ht. 14, wd. 31 1/2 in. $100-150 1149 Marilyn Monroe Pin-ups Magazine, Maco Corporation, 1953, 16 staplebound pages with tinted color and black-and-white photographs and information about Marilyn Monroe’s life and likes, 11 x 8 in. $200-300 1150 Two Marilyn Monroe Neckties and a Framed Photograph, late 20th century, both ties silk printed, one tie with images of both Marilyn and John F. Kennedy, the other with three images of Marilyn on a sky blue ground; the photograph from her iconic shoot in white dress above a subway grate, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (sight), framed and matted. $20-30

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1137 After Ferdinand Pautrot (French, 1832-1874)

1151 Two Copies of Madonna’s SEX, Warner Books, 1992, aluminum covers, spiral bound, with black and white illustrations after photographs by Steven Meisel, with original foil packaging, one unopened with “FRENCH EDITION” sticker, 13 3/4 x 11 1/4 in. $200-300

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1152 Avante Radio Controlled High Performance 4WD Off Road Racer and Accessories, Tamiya Plastic Model Co., Oshika, Shizuoka-city, Japan, c. 1988, the 1/10 scale model racer fully built, with polycarbonate body, RX-540VZ Technigold Motor, oilfilled dampers, original box and extra parts, together with Futaba “Magnum Junior” pistol-grip digital proportional radio control, Pro-tech AC/DC charger for nickel-cadmium batteries, and two battery packs. $200-400

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1153 Toy Boat Motor, Sakai Seisakusho, Tokyo, Japan, c. 1947-52, in working condition, (small paint losses to body), ht. 5 1/4 in. $100-150


1154 Small Vintage “Silex Handybreeze” Fan, Chicago, Illinois, third quarter 20th century, the blue metal blades adjust on a powder blue cast metal stand, overall ht. 10 1/2 in. $50-75 1155 Paul Wegner (New Orleans, Louisiana, b. 1950) Bourbon Street Shuffle Signed, dated and numbered “P. Wegner © 90/58/275” at the back of the base. Cast bronze with polychrome patination, designed as a string bass intersecting with a spiraling piano keyboard supporting busts of the musicians playing each of those instruments as well a trumpeter, all on a base in the shape of a grand piano, ht. 26 1/4 in. Condition: Good. $3,000-5,000

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