WHITE'S AUCTIONS, John White & Kathryn Black, is an independent, privately owned auction company established in 1993 in Middleboro, MA. The company conducts approximately four to five catalogued general antiques, fine arts and decorative arts auctions per year. The sales offer a varied selection of fresh to the market items to include, antique furniture, paintings, glass, porcelains, Art Pottery & Glass, sterling silver, coins, jewelry, antique toys, tools, advertising, military & historical items. Each sale is unique and extensively advertised. Publications include the Maine Antique Digest, Antiques & the Arts Weekly, The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles, New England Antiques Journal and the Fine Arts Trader. White’s mails auction notices to its extensive mailing list which includes approximately 3,000 dealers and collectors.
On-line exposure includes www.auctionzip.com & www.invaluable.com, as well as coverage within this website. The auction offers absentee bidding, phone bidding and on-line bidding to bidders around the world. Through the Invaluable site, White's Auctions' on line catalog will also be available for bidding through Ebay.com as well as internet bidding platforms in China and Europe.
White's held its 20th Anniversary auction on June 9th, 2013, with some very exciting highlights including an Old Town Canoe Salesman's Sample selling on the floor (against 14 telephone bidders and in house competing bids, for $29,900 (including premium). The top sale for the auction was an oil painting by William Herbert Dunton, (signed W. Herbert Dunton, Montana '06). The painting sold to one of 17 phone bidders for $138,000 (including premium). It was an early work by this important American Western artist, executed at the age of 28. Accompaning the painting was an important authentication letter from a foremost Dunton authority.
Twenty one years and counting, John White and Kathryn Black remain committed to serving each and every consignor with the latest technology and their utmost attention to provide the highest return possible, while offering customers high quality and unique antique items for dealers and collectors alike. We look forward to working with you.
NEXT ANTIQUE AUCTION
Sunday March 1, 2015 1:00PM
Middleboro Lodge of Elks
24 High Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
Previews: Friday February 27th 3PM - 6PM
Saturday February 28th 12PM - 6PM
Sunday March 1st 10:30AM to 1PM Start
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John P. White, Partner, Auctioneer, MA Lic #1988
Massachusetts Auctioneers Association
Middleboro Chamber of Commerce
Kathryn A. Black, Partner, Manager
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PAST AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS
ca 1865 Darting Gun Iron harpoon with original wood cap
Lewis Temple (1800-1854) type toggle iron. Lewis Temple was an African American blacksmith from New Bedford, Ma. He never patented his invention and died a poor man. (A statue of him stands in New Bedford.)
SOLD $1,610 (August 2014)
1940's large World War II Japanese "Big Eye" Naval binoculars, 1940's green painted finish, Japanese script on optic casing with padded eye cups, 28” long, adapted mount.
SOLD $3,105 (August 2014)
M1860 Civil War Presentation sword. Given at Troy, NY to William B. Hyde, Lt Col, 9th New York Cavalry. He served from 1861 to 1862 in the Army of the Potomac, seeing solid combat action. Lot included a copy of his photo and reserched documents.
SOLD $3,105 (August 2014)
Towle sterling flatware, 140 pieces "King Richard" pattern
SOLD $4,255 (June 28, 2014)
Cased 1849 Pocket Colt, Secondary weapon, Civil War,
.31 cal. SOLD $1,150 (June 1, 2014)
Grueby Faience Pottery, Boston, Ma ca 1904. Carved leaf design in rare matte mustard yellow glaze
SOLD $1,495 (June 1, 2014)
C.C.Galbraith & Son (NY) In Line Naval Cannon. Barrel 29", overall 42" x 15", approx. 80 lbs. First reliable models were created by West Point & M.I.T. graduate David Lyle (1845-1937).
SOLD $2,875.00 (June 1st, 2014)
Native hand carved Elephant tusks "presented to Captain and Mrs. T.C.Allen of the whaling bark Greyhound in 1880 by the 3 Kings of Cabada, West Coast of Africa when they went ashore to trade and get (supples and food). The Kings took a fancy to Mrs. Allen as they seldom or ever saw a white woman" Tusks carved by Natives with picture stories of their lives. Lot included letter of provenance and carte de visites of the Kings, signed (Cape Town photographer).
SOLD $1,610 (June 1st 2014)
Pre-War Lionel 700E scale Hudson o guage engines & tenders
SOLD $4,025 total (June 1st 2014)
early American Revolutiony/War of 1812, Star of Stars, scabbard signed William Smith. Believed to belong to Capt. William Smith (1755-1816)-Revolutionary soldier, later married John Quincy Adams daughter Abigail and served in US House of Representatives from New York. Pieces include 1) cartridge box with brass star 2) red leather belt with brass “Stars of Stars” buckle 3) bayonet with red leather scabbard brass button (signed “Wm Smith” 4) rare brass eagle hat plate with plume holder.
SOLD $4,140 (June 1, 2014)
Georg Jensen sterlng flatware, "Acorn" pattern, 93 pieces SOLD $4,715 (JUNE 1, 2014)
Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962) pair 1921
bronze equestrian group bookends. Cast by Valsuani Perdue from the Models by Herbert Haseltine (NY and France 1877-1962). Each signed and dates 1921 and stamped C. Valsuani Cire Perdue, 9 1/2" tall on 6" x 4" marble bases.
SOLD $4,600 (March 2014)
19th C Scrimshaw whale's tooth "My Tally Tooth" 1860, detailing the Bark Isabella's voyage if "300 even seashores" and a total haul of "999 barrels total ours to be". Reverse with boat "Geo De Wolf in Ship 1960" 6", 14 oz.
SOLD $5,060 (March 2014)
"McDonough's Victory, Battle of Plattsburg"
Very detailed with scene of ships, houses, and smoke. "Thomas Mc Dounough's Victory against the Britis Naval ships on Lake Champlain at the Battle of Plattsburg (Sept. 6-11, 1814) during the War of 1812. Reverse with femail figure symbolizing American victory, 6 ", 14 oz.
SOLD $4,255 (March 2014)
Benjamin Champney (1817-1907) oil on board
Echo Lake, New Hampshire. Early work,
8" x 12" SOLD $5,625 (March 2014)
James Michalopoulos, renowned New Orleans artist, born in 1951. Titled "Remenice Comm", 1997. Measures 40" x 30".
Signed and dated 1995. Titled "Lux for Illuminati", 40" x 30".
SOLD $3,565 (March 2014)
1976 vintage Chateau Lafite Rothchild Paullac
SOLD $805 (March 2014)
Partial case 1978 vintage Chateau Lafite Rothschild Paullac, 8 bottles
SOLD $1,955 (March 2014)
1950's Dunbar/Edward Wormley Mid Century Modern
leather upholstered Sofa #5604. Designed by Wormley, Manufactured by Dunbar (Berne, Indiana). Original hot pink leather upholstery with rosewood legs and stretchers, 91" long.
SOLD $5,750 (Dec 2013)
Mathcing loveseat, 55" long. SOLD $3,450 (Dec 2013)
Two ca 1954 Wormley/Dunbar 5424 mosaic top coffee tables, brass mount and base Murano mosair tile top with squares in shades of tan, gray and black, 45" x 16" x 17".
Each SOLD $5,462 (Dec 2013)
Other Wormley/Dunbar pieces were also part of this auction.
Go to December 2013 Auction page on this site for more information.
Pierre Jules Mene (French 1810-1879) Bronze
animalier group with 4 hounds attacking a wild boar, signed P.J. Mene, 19" x 10" x 8".
SOLD $2,990 (Dec 2013)
Early 19th c English Pealware Mocha pitcher, 1805/1815.
Rare pattern with applied marbelized medallions. This pitcher was on loan from a Massachusetts consignor to the Museum of Our National Heritage in Lexington, MA from January 1984 to September 1986 and was featured in the catalog "Unearthing New England's Past, The Ceramic Evidence". The piece had several repairs as it was "dug" in Lexington, Ma. The lot included the museum catalog, invitation to the exhibit and museum receipt. It garnered great interest from serious collectors around the country. SOLD $14,950 (Dec 2013)
Limoges Presidential China fruit plate
ca 1880 (Rutherford B.Hayes). Hand painted with startled squirrel eating acorns. Part of the Pesidential dinner service made especially for President Rutherford Hayes, ca 1880. Designed by Theodore Russell Davis, full y marked and signed by the artist on the back and wih Presidential eagle.
SOLD $2,300 (Dec 2013)
1905 Grueby Faience Art Pottery vase (Boston, ca early 1900's). Carved leaf design in Arts & Crafts matte green glaze.
SOLD $1,955 (Dec 2013)
WWII German SS helmet, ca 1942. Dark green with standing eagle & swastika decal. Orignal leather liner and partial chin strap. Marked EE66 and 2453.
SOLD $3,680 (Dec 2013)
An original Bob Dylan psychedelic poster, signed with presentation by artist Milton Glaser sold for $978 at White’s Auctions December 8th, 2013 sale in Middleboro, Massachusetts. Actual vintage poster that was included in Dylan’s Greatest Hits LP, issued by Columbia Records in 1967. These posters were folded and inserted in the album covers. This piece was never meant to be folded. It was framed with no folds and measured. Artist signed 1967 Columbia Records
Psychedelic Bob Dylan poster, signed Milton Glaser
SOLD $977 (Dec 2013)
1950's Dunbar/Edward Wormley Mid Century Modern
leather upholstered "custom order" chair #5106. Original brown leather with original turquoise leather throw pillow, brass legs.
SOLD $2,760 (Dec 2013)
Early Newcomb College Art Pottery vase, pre-1910
Artist signed Henrietta Bailey, detailed incised decoration wth trees in a landscape, 6" tall
SOLD $3,910 (Oct 2013)
Unusually rare large Bull Mastiff door stop, 17", probably Hubley.
SOLD $769 (Oct 2013)
Rare large walnut eight day Seth Thomas #5 Office Calendar Clock weight driven calendar movement. Patented Feb 15, 1876. Measures overall 48” tall x 24” wide.
SOLD $8,050 (July 2013)
Architectural Scale Model of Mt. Vernon (George Washington's home) fully carved 1931
SOLD $1,733 (July 2013)
Platinum & Diamond Ring, 3.21ct Pear Shape SOLD $13,800 (July 2013)
Double sided Buick Service Enamel Sign, 42" Diameter
SOLD $2,645 (July 2013)
American Brilliant Cut Glass Squat Vase, 11" wide x 8" tall S0LD $1,322 (July 2013)
1908 St. Gaudens $20 Gold Coin SOLD $1,955 (July 2013)
Civil War Smooth Side Canteen, Salem, NH (1862-1863), Company K SOLD $950 (July 2013)
Boston & Sandwich Glass Celery Vase, ca 1840/60. Rare amethyst color, 9 3/4" tall. SOLD $1,150 (July 2013)
Gorham Sterling Bowl with Presentation, 1919 to 30 year White Star Line shipping employee (Titanic connection)
SOLD $1,783 (July 2013)
Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk (as is) SOLD $4,140 (July 2013)
Civil War Painted Wooden Shield 9th Register, Massachuestts Volunteer Infantry (1861-816) SOLD $1,265 (July 2013)
Silver plateEast Boston Presentation Fire Horn, ca 1870's, 27" tall SOLD $4,025 (June 2013)
Buick Service Porcelain sign, 48" SOLD $2,760 (June 2013)
Pair of English open arm Lolling chairs
SOLD $7,475 (June 2013)
18kt gold Ship Captain's pocket watch, ca 1850 SOLD $3,450 (June 2013)
Platinum, diamond and sapphire Deco ring
SOLD $4,370 (June 2013)
Republic of Singapore gold bullion coins
SOLD $2,875 (June 2013)
Antique Ivory carved full figure lion handle Sword Cane
SOLD $1,380 (June 2013)
Cast Iron figural frog Hotel bell SOLD $1,093 (June 2013)
Early Chinese Bronze SOLD $37,750 (July 2011)
Handel reverse painted lamp shade, Venetian Harbor, signed & numbered
SOLD $ 11,212 (March 2013)
Rare Ives Palace cast iron still bank, ca 1885
SOLD $6,900 (March 3013)
Rare early antique Italian carved ivory marriage casket, ca 15th C, Workshop of Embriachi
SOLD $5,750 (March 2013)
Carved Carousel Jumper Horse, ca 1870's Charles Dare
SOLD $7,243 (March 2013)
Hand drawn map, ca 1830's, Fort Gibson
Papers of C.W. Gen. Philip Kearny (1815-1862)
Civil War General
SOLD $2,300 (March 2013)
Watts/Kearny family bible 1726 & collections of school compositions by Brigadier General Philip Kearny 1830/31
SOLD $2,645 (March 2013)
US Calvary Nathan Starr Model 1798 type sword
SOLD $3,335 (March 2013)
Rare early 1900's German MARKLIN tin & celluloid
bi-plane toy with original passenger figures
SOLD $20,700 (December 2012)
Early rare example antique MILES Cash Register, Boston. Double dial.
SOLD $14,950 (August 2012)
Early German LEHMAN "Halloh" wind-up Motocycle toy
SOLD $5,635 (December 2012)
Handwritten, signed letter by ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1863
SOLD $5,750 (December 2012)
17th C CLOSED IRON HELMET, Cross of Lorriane mark
SOLD $3, 910 (December 2012)
17th Japanese SAMURAI Warrior armor
SOLD $3,910 (December 2012)
Painted, stenciled SEED CARRIER (Ohio)
SOLD $2,875 (December 2012)
CHATEAU LaFITE/ROTHSCHILD 1980 vintage wine case
SOLD $3,565 (December 2012)
Welch Rosewood 8 day Patti Clock
SOLD $2,475 (August 2012)
1776 letters between Minuteman Joshua Gray and his wife
SOLD $4,830 (Feb. 2012)
Winchester Model 21 SOLD $4,715 (Feb 2012)
Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk, original
SOLD $7,705 (August 2012)
Antique Louis Vuitton suitcases, factory restored interiors.
SOLD $6,325, 4 lots (August 2012)
Roger 1800 John Adams Proclamation to observe & mourn the death of George Washington SOLD $2,300 (August 2012)
Reed & Barton sterling silver flatware "Francis 1st"
SOLD $8,050 (August 2012)
Silver Half Dollar 1794, “Flowing Hair”, Counter stamped
SOLD $1,380 (July 2011)
Estate Caucasian Oriental Runner SOLD $7,475 (July 2011)
Shirvan Marasali Prayer Rug
SOLD $4,370 (Nov. 2011)
Rare Russell G. Crook salt glaze vase
SOLD $1,150 (Nov 2011)
OTHER PAST HIGHLIGHTS AT AUCTION
19th Century Antique French Bronze Clock,. French works, Oriental Cloisonne motif. SOLD $3,105 (Nov. 2009)
US Model 1863 Remington Rifle. SOLD $3,335 (March 2010)
Pair of 18th or 19th Century Chinese Polychrome Covered Jars, Baluster Vases. Famille Rose. SOLD $7, 475 (Jan. 2010)
19th Century Bronze and Marble French Novelty Mantel Clock. .J. Forest, Paris. Globe Majestic Tenkestre. SOLD $2,185 (June 2010)
Antique Ship's Figurehead type Polychrome Architectural Carved Wooden Angel. SOLD $3,320 (March 2010)
Carl Ethan Akeley (1864-1926)Antique Bronze elephant, titled Stung. SOLD $9,775 (May 2009)
George Nakashima Conoid free form walnut Coffee Table. Mid Century Modern, Eames Era. SOLD $8,050 (August 2010)
Antique French Bronze Novelty Clock/Barometer. Model T automobile. SOLD $26,450 (August 2010)
Rene Lalique Automobile Mascot Hood Ornbament Tete D Belier, 1928. SOLD $5,290 (August 2010)
Antique 19th C. Oil Painting, paddleboat/stormy seas, unsigned. SOLD $3,565 (March 2009)
ALL PRICES REALIZED INCLUDE BUYER'S PREMIUM
Antique Regina Disc Music Box plus 23 discs. SOLD $3,175 (May 2008)
Victorian Golden Oak Gun Cabinet. SOLD $2,760 (November2010)
Antique white marble statue, Cherubs. SOLD $2,640 (2007)
Antique French Brass & Cloisonne Mantel Clock. SOLD $1,210 (2007)
Antique 19th Century Japanese Bronze and Carved Ivory Statue figure of a Geisha. SOLD $5,850 (June 2010)
Antique Chinese Apple Green Jade covered Koro Bowl. SOLD $2,875 (June 2010)
Antique Art Deco white gold and Diamond Brooch/clip pin. SOLD $2,530 (2007)
Antique Platinum/Mine Cut Diamond Solitaire (approx 2ct). SOLD $12,650 (July 2008)
Antique Chinese Carved Pale Green Jade bowl. SOLD $2,587 (June 2010)
Antique Tiffany & Co Sterling silver repousse Basket 1870. SOLD $3,320 (March 2009)
ALL PRICES REALIZED INCLUDE BUYER'S PREMIUM
1840's Early American School Rhode Island portrait. SOLD $2,415 (August 2009)
Early Child's Baseball Glove. Late 19th century. SOLD $1,035 (March 2010)
Early Chinese Export Carved Rosewood Porcelain Folding Screen.Twelve hand painted panels. SOLD $19,550 (March 2010)
Pair Pair of signed Paul Evans Argente ottomons,1967. Mid Century Modern. SOLD $8,625 (August 2010)
T. Congelet oil painting.1898 Paris Exhibition. SOLD $3,450 (November 2010)
Gorham Sterling tea set. Silver plate tray. SOLD $1,179 (November 2010)
Shaker or Hingham Oval Pantry Box. Original drak greenpaint and stencil. SOLD $1,495 November 2010)
Rare Palace Size (15' x 15') Orieintal rug, Baktiari. Flower pot/urn motif. SOLD $6,613 (November 2010)
Miniature Early 19th Century Antique Miniature American School Portrait painting on Ivory. In Dageurreotype case. SOLD $4,370 (November 2010)