Kathryn Black & John White
19 Jackson Street
White's Auction Gallery is located in downtown Middleborough, down a short street from the Middleborough Publice Library, Police station, Fire station and next to two wonderful Middleborough historical museums--The Middleborough Historical Museum (featurung Memorabilia of Lavinia and Tom Thumb and local Middleborough history and famous persons) and The Robbins Museum of Archealogy, established and overseen by the Massachusetts Archaeological Society (featuring Native American cultural history in Massachusetts).
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LARGE 19TH CENTURY SHIP MODEL: Ca mid 1800’s. Early nineteenth model of Navel three-masthead square rigged ship of the line in old black and white paint, carved female figurehead. Very detailed and accurate rigging, cannons, etc. Measures 10 feet long x 3 inches x 17” inches wide x 79” inches tall. Replica of the sister ship of the USS Constitution, named the USS Constellation.
This lot was passed in the November sale and will be offered again in this March 12th sale.
NOTE: We have been informed by our jeweler that the stones in the "diamond" ring advertised in the Antiques and the Arts Weekly, March 3rd issue, are actually NOT diamonds but synthetic stones called Moisanite, which test positve for diamonds. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion. Thank You.
LARGE ARCH TOP FIGURAL LEADED & PAINTED STAIN GLASS WINDOW: Late 19th/early 20th century. In the style of Rudy Bros, Pennsylvania. Painted slag and ripple glass. Center depicts a young girl with long curly hair amongst a flowering cherry tree with birds. Her feet set in blades of glass, iris and daisies. Geometric side border ending in ornate arched cascade top. Very colorful and detailed with smooth and rippled glass and hand painted details. Measures 78” tall x 44” wide. Framed in painted wood frame.
WILLIAM LESTER STEVENS WINTER LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING: Lester Stevens (Massachusetts (1888-1969). Oil on board. Image 17” x 19”. Signed lower right and dated “19”. Original Boston label and frame.
TIFFANY LEADED GLASS LAMP: Acorn pattern in shades of green and gold. Bronze bae with detailed design. Shade signed Tiffany Studios New York and numbered 420?. Base signed Tiffany Studios New York 615. Shade measures 14” in diameter. Lamp measures approximately 18” tall overall. Deep rich patina on bronze base. Double sockets. All original. Needs new wiring. Good condition with no cracks to shade.
64 PIECE REED & BARTON “FRANCIS 1st “ PATTERN STERLING SILVER PARTIAL FLATWARE SET: Ca 20th century. Includes:11 weighted dinner knives,8 spread knives, 11 tea spoons,6 desert spoon, 8 desert forks, 10 luncheon forks, 1 dinner fork, 2 serving spoons, 2 cream soup spoons, 1 sauce ladle, 1 sugar spoon, 2 piece weighted handled carving set, 1 pierced serving spoon. Approximately 69.25 troy ounces. Weighted handles not included in troy ounces. Not monogrammed.
VINTAGE 1940’S LANGLITZ LEATHER COLUMBIA BMW MOTOCYCLE JACKET & PANTS: Black horsehide with lamb’s wool detachable collar. BMW and American Motorcycle Association patches sewn on back. Reflective stripes on jacket and pant legs. The Columbia is considered by many to the best motorcycle jacket ever made. This is one of the few Langlitz jackets & pants made from horsehide (Langlitz stopped using horsehide in the late 50s) and is quite heavy. Langlitz makes premium custom made motorcycle jackets. As a result, these jackets are not only hard to come by (only six are made per day at their shop in Portland, OR) there is also a long wait to get one. Because Langlitz custom makes most of their jackets many of the jackets come without a size tag. This suit is a large size, probably a size 44. This jacket and pants were worn on a cross country ride on a 1940’s BMW motorcycle in the late 1940’s.
ORIENTAL RUG: Ca 19th/20th century. Large center medallion in navy on red field. Overall geometric and stylized floral design. Wide border with 4 narrow borders, Colors of reds, blues, greens, brown, cream and gold. Measures 102” x 150”, 8’5” x 12’ 5”).
ORNATE CARVED CONTINENTAL RENAISSANCE REVIVAL BOOKCASE: Ca late 19th century, Continental. Two piece construction dark oak. Top with double arched glass doors, interior shelves. Bottom with solid double doors, interior shelves. Entire piece with deeply craved ornamentation with full figures, fruit and foliage, scrolls, lion heads, etc. Long drawer with carved scroll decoration and dog’s head in center. Solid doors with coat of arms type design and lion heads in center. Heavily carved deep cornice top with scrolls, lion heads and man’s face. Carved stepped base, panel sides. Measures 94” tall x 58” wide x 22” deep.
COLT 40-44 SLING STRAP BURGESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE: Ca 19th century. Pat. Dates Jan 7, 73, Oct. 19th 75. Apr. 1st 79, Dec. 13th 81, and Jan 3rd 82. Octagon barrel. Signed Colt, PTFA Mfg. Co, Hartford, CT, USA.
GERMAN WWII SS DRESS DAGGER: Silvered eagle/swastika and SS roundel inserted into the black wood grip. Nickeled cross guards. Acid etched motto, "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" and "RZM M7/37 1051/39SS". Nickel fittings on the black enameled scabbard. Black enamel scabbard.
LARGE OIL ON CANVAS/INTERIOR: Scene of a mother seated at a kitchen table serving soup to her daughter. In the manner of Josef Israels (Netherlands, 1824-1911), Title "The Frugal Meal". Unsigned, gold gesso frame. Frame 33" x 39", image 21 1/2" x 27 1/2".
AMERICAN NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER: “Wrought by Maryette Ingraham, Attleboro, July 23 1859, aged 12 years”. Cross stitch alphabet in script and print three times, numbers and floral decorations. Verse “This needlework of mine can tell, When I a child was learned well, And by my parents I was taught, Never to spend my time for naught”. Blues, greens, brown and black on natural muslin. Measures 16” x 17”.
ANTIQUE AMERICAN VIOLIN: “Made by Calvin Baker, 1898, Boston, Mass”. Hand written label inside. Two piece back. Finish on neck worn with use. With bow and later case. Body measures 14 ½”.
SMALL 19TH C OIL ON CANVAS: Detailed scene with British soldiers in uniform, carrying their rifles escorting a horse drawn wagon carrying wounded soldier down a road. A white horse follows. Partial signature visible on right side. Heavily carved multi section gilt frame. Image 5 ¼” x 7”.
LARGE MEISSEN STYLE PORCELAIN BISQUE NODDER: Late 19th/early 20th century. Large porcelain bisque figure of a seated Oriental man with braided hair and a long mustache wearing an ornate pink and white robe and peach trousers. Two gilt handled knives a tucked under his belt. His out stretched hand hold a tea cup and saucer and a fan. Marched German with a symbol. Measures 16” tall x approximately 10” wide. Fine stress hairline on back and missing weights for hands to move.
19TH 19th C JAPANESE KUTANI (?) PORCELAIN CHARGER: Ca Meiji period (1868-1912). Center with detailed bearded scholar with other figure kneeling beside him. Mythical animal in widow of thatched roof hut, Wide border with alternating panels with gilt symbols and detailed scenes with figures engaging in various activities. Reverse with geometric band, large gilt highlighted flowers and delicate birds inflight. Signed with red and gilt stamp and Oriental characters. Measures 13 ¼” in diameter x 2 1/8” deep.
FOUR ASSEMBLED LEVENGER FOUNTAIN PENS & PENCIL: 1) Facet fine in olive, 2) two are Chesterton Espresso, 3) Chesterton silver mist pencil. New in original boxes with paperwork.
LIGHTHOUSE CAPE COD DOORSTOP: Embossed "Highland Light, Cape Cod" on base, this famous landmark is cast in true likeness displaying the lighthouse as well as the keepers home. The Highland Light is an active lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts. It is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. Good original paint. Measures 8 1/4" high x 8 ¼” wide.
IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR & GAR MEMORABILIA: Mounted on a framed board. “Grandpa Henry Baker”. Henry Baker fought at the Battle of Gettysburgh. Items include Civil War bayonet, belt & buckle, powder horns, GAR medals and shot measure. Lot also includes eight various letters dated 1864 and 1865 with some references to “the war”. Also 2 tin type photos of Henry Baker in uniform, March 1864 and photograph of elder Baker in suit and hat June 1938.
“In July of 1863, General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia of 75,000 men and the 97,000 man Union Army of the Potomac, under George G. Meade, concentrated together at Gettysburg and fought the Battle of Gettysburg. Of the more than 2,000 land engagements of the Civil War, Gettysburg ranks supreme. Although the Battle of Gettysburg did not end the war, it was the great battle of the war, marking the point when the ultimate victory of the North over the South became clear to both sides alike. Here at Gettysburg, on July 1, 2, and 3, 1863, more men fought and died than in any other battle in American history.”
A. AUBREY BODINE SILVER GELATIN PRINT: Black and white photo “Mainsail-Doris Hamlin”, Chesapeake Bay 1936. A. Aubrey Bodine (Maryland, USA 1906-1970). The Doris Hamlin was a four masted schooner built in 1919. It served US Eastern ports and the Caribbean. Believed to has be sunk with all hands by a German U-boat in 1940. Image 11 ½” x 9 ¼”. Matted and framed under glass.