Auctioneers of estate antiques, fine art and fine collectibles.
White’s Auctions is an independent, privately owned auction company established in 1993 in Middleboro, Massachusetts, serving southeastern and central Massachusetts, Boston, Cape Cod, Rhode Island and parts of the Northeast. White’s has demonstrated itself as a high quality regional auction house providing a valuable service to consignors and a destination source for antique dealers, galleries, designers and collectors for over twenty three years. During this time the company has gained a national and international reputation for expertise, successful sales and service to consignors and customers.
The company conducts approximately four to five listed 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, 18th, 19th and 20th century American, Continental and Chinese furniture, paintings, glass, porcelains, Mid-Century Modern and Arts & Crafts furniture and accessories, Art Pottery & Glass, sterling silver flatware and hollowware, coins, vintage gold, silver and fine jewelry, Oriental rugs, antique textiles, antique dolls, toys, tools, early photography, ephemera, early maps and books, advertising, military & historical items and other rare and unique items of value. Each sale is unique and extensively advertised. The sales offer in-house, phone, absentee and on-line bidding to prospective bidders.
John P. White, Partner, Auctioneer
MA Lic #1988
Massachusetts Auctioneers Association
Kathryn A. Black, Partner, Manager
Tuesday MAY 26, 2015
Middleboro Lodge of Elks
24 High Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
Sunday May 24th 3pm - 6pm
Monday May 25th
12pm - 6pm
Tuesday May 26th 3pm - 6pm
or by Appointment
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Pleased to Offer a Fine Selection of Antiques, Fine Art and Accessories to include
PAINTINGS, STERLING SILVER, AMERICANA, CLOCKS, FURNITURE, ORIENTALIA, JEWELRY, COINS, PORCELAIN, POTTERY, GLASS, ORIENTAL RUGS, CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES, LIGHTING, & More.....
19th C. Walter Durfee Tall Clock: American, (Providence, Rhode Island, b.1827) Walter R. Durfee, Pattern 18, mahogany tall case Grandfathers clock. Brass dial with pierced gilt filigree, silvered ring with applied brass Arabic numbers, sub seconds dial and hand painted nautical and moon phase. There is no place on the face for a jeweler retailer’s monogram, (May be made before he entered agreements with jewelers as agents for the sale of his clocks.) Face signed Walter H. Durfee Providence. Works with three brass weights and brass pendulum signed with stamped signature. The back of the face and the brass pendulum both numbered 294. The bonnet with broken or split swan neck pediment with gilt rosettes and brass turned finials. The top and bottom of the case with Ionic columns. Door has beveled glass front and carved arch design above door. The base with carved concentric circle decoration and paw feet. Measures 98” tall x 23 ½” wide x 14” deep (including feet). Original finish with rich patina.
Durfee traveled to England in the early 1880’s and met with manufacturers of clocks and cases who would later ship the parts to the United States, which he would reassemble in Providence. When he added a bell chime, then recently patented in England , he enhanced the demand for hall clocks in America to such an extent that he became known as "the father of the modern grandfather clock." “Durfee made significant mark on the history of clock making without ever owning a case factory, a clock movement factory, a dial painting business. He was an orchestrator of the highest degree.”
19th C. American School Landscape: Oil on Canvas: Detailed scene with bridge over a river, figures in a boat and on shore and bulls. Mountains in the distance, pastel sky. American School, 19th century, Bucolic Landscape with figures and livestock. Unsigned. Troy, New York canvas stamp on the reverse. Measures 22” x 33”, in a period frame. Repaired punctures, retouched, craquelure.
19th C Wedgwood Basalt Portland Vases: Ca 1840. Basalt with white cameo jasperware Classical Greek figures in architectural settings with trees. Double handles, 11” tall. Impressed signature along front of bottom rim. Base with relief a profile of a man with wearing a Phrygian (now Turkey) robe and hood. (“The Portland Vase is a Roman cameo glass vase, which is dated to between AD 1 and AD 25, though low BC dates have some scholarly support. It is the best known piece of Roman cameo glass and has served as an inspiration to many glass and porcelain makers from about the beginning of the 18th century onwards. It is first recorded in Rome in 1600-1601, and since 1810 has been in the British Museum in London.” There are various theories as to the meaning of the scenes.)
with certification letters
Three Watercolor Paintings
Southern African American scenes: By Louise Angelique Sarrazin (Louisiana/Mississippi/California 1888-1967). Known for painting idyllic visions of rural African-American life in the South. Three framed watercolor paintings: “Home Sweet Home”, “Saturday Night”, “Catfish fo Suppah?”. Matted and framed under glass. Each signed lower right on paintings and mats. Images 7 ½” x 9 ½”.
1960's Presentation Gold Masonic Medals
Signed Pairpoint Reverse Painted Table Lamp:Ca 1920’s. New Bedford, Massachusetts (1880-1939) acid etched and reverse painted shade with autumn landscape scenic with deer and figures. Atttributed to William Macy. Shade signed Pairpoint Mfg Corp, 15 ½” diameter, helmet shape. Classical base with original two sockets, 21 ½” tall, signed and numbered 6015, Pairpoint Mfg.
14kt yellow Gold & Diamond ring: European cut diamond, ca 1920’s -1930’s. Stone approximately 1.6-1.75 cts. VS 2. Open work yellow gold band, marked 14kt.
Berenice Abbott (Am. 1898-1991) "Multiple Exposures of Moving Train" (1958-61):
“DOCUMENTING SCIENCE”: Bernice Abbott (American 1898-1991), artist and photographer. Know for her photographs of New York with funding from the WPA. In the 1950’s she concentrated on photographs that illustrated the laws of physics. 1) Gelatin silver print. 9” x 19”. Signed lower right on matt, framed under glass. photograph “Multiple Exposure Showing the Path of a Steel Ball Ejected from a Moving Object” (1958-61). 2) original toy train engine used in the photograph with provenance letter from consignor “One model train engine that belonged to my husband J. Eric Little. It was used in photos by Berenice Abbott, who was hired at MIT by my father-in-law Elbert Little. Dr. Little wrote the physics equations for the train stop-motion photos.” 3) Exhibition book and poster for the 2012 “Berenice Abbott Photography & Science: An Essential Unity” at MIT. 4) another black and white photograph of motion.
with provenance letter
Antique Estate Cacausian prayer rug, ca 1900: Four major borders divided by narrow borders. Various designs including “X”, ram’s head, diamonds, etc. Blue center field with X and diamond design. Colors of reds, blues, salmon, cream, black and gold. Fitted to hang on the wall. Measures 46” x 26”.
Pedro J. Lemos Nocturanal "Sea Castles" Pastel Painting (Palo Alto, Ca 1882-1954): On paper. “Sea Castles” by Pedro J. Lemos (CA 1882-1954). Two cypress trees on the coast of Monterey California, "petrified castles with old battle scarred cypress clinging to the rocks...". Written description on back.”…These trees are a mystery, for nowhere else in the world is their type to be found…Some say they are the remains of a sacred grove planted by early Chinese voyages …or remnants of a prehistoric grove.” Signed lower left Pedro J. Lemos. Image 10” x 12”. Framed under glass.
on central coast of California, "petrified castles with old battle scarred cypress clinging to the rocks". Signed lower left Pedro J. Lemos, figure and landscape painter, illustrator, educator and etcher. He painted California scenes as well as European subjects and is known for Arts & Crafts style and nocturnal scenes.
18th/19th C Chinese Carved & Gilt Ivory Vases: Unusual totally ivory carved vases. Very detailed overall incised geometric and mythical animal decoration. Base with four rings and lion heads. Two piece construction. Flared top with double handles and lion heads with 8 ivory rings of varying sizes. All decorations with gild gilt highlights. Measure 11” tall. Oval top 5” x 4”. Carved rosewood oval stands. Some loss.
Sabatino de Angelis (born 1838)Antique Bronze Figure of Narcissus: After the antique (found at Pompei). Standing nude male figure of the hunter Nacissus. Measures 24” tall overall, Signed on base Sabatino De Angelis, Napoli 1896”. Weathered patina.
Narcissus -- in Greek mythology, the son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Leiriope; he was distinguished for his beauty. His mother was told that he would have a long life, provided he never looked upon his own features. He fell in love with his own reflection in the waters of a spring and pined away (or killed himself); the flower that bears his name sprang up where he died. The story may have derived from the ancient Greek superstition that it was unlucky or even fatal to see one's own reflection. In psychiatry and especially psychoanalysis, the term narcissism denotes an excessive degree of self-esteem or self-involvement, a condition that is usually a form of emotional immaturity.
Gorham/Durgan Figural Peacock
Sterling Bon Bon Dishes: Full figure standing peacocks with long feather tail. Signed with the Durgan/Gorham mark, Sterling #2 and Made for Shreve, Crump & Low. Measures 6 ½” long x 3” tall. Approximately 7 troy ozs.
19th C Figural Oil Lamp: Embossed silver plate font with attached mythological figures holding a torch on either side. Base with four ram’s head and hoof feet. Clear and frosted ball shade with fleur de lils decoration. Double burners marked E M Duplex. Measures 24” tall, excluding chimney.
Mid 18th C English Brass Petal Base Candlesticks: Ca 1750/75. Petal bases and fixed petal top bobeches with petal design rims and turned stems. Attributed to Joseph Wood. Unsigned. Measure 7” tall.
WWII Original Bomb Squardron Flight Jacket "Mac's High Hats": Painted back with “MAC’S HIGH HATS” with bombs for each of 25 missions flown. Identified member of the 447 Bombardment Group, WWII, Angelo Spina from Providence, RI. Lot contains cased Air Medal, framed 50 caliber M2 Browning Machine gun shells and pieces, dog tags, whistle and Pictorial History of the 447 Bombardment Group book including members names and photos.
447 Bombardment Group, Identified, with additions
Masonic “Double Eagle”, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Shriner’s Gold & Diamond Ring: 14kt yellow and white gold open work setting, black enamel accents and number 32. Diamond approximately 1.25 ct. Total weight including stone approximately 6 penny weight.
Vintage Jaeger Le Coultre Atmos Clock, Original Case: Original box and paperwork. Ca 1950’s/’60’s. Glass and brass, perpetual motion works. Measures 8 ¾” tall.
19th c Swiss 6 tune music box
48 Pieces Towle Sterling Silver Partial Flatware, "King Richard", 1932: “Orchid” pattern, 1929. Seventy pieces includes 12 knives, 8 dinner forks, 4 salad forks, 6 desert forks, 12 cream soup spoons, 22 teaspoons, 8 spread knives, 2 serving pieces. Approximately 69 troy ozs. Monogrammed.
Antique Adirondack Planter, Ca 1900: Multiple bent twig construction. Pant pot holders on each side. Measures approximately 45” wide x 36” tall.
Vintage 14kt Gold Link Bracelet, "S" Monogram with Pearls Charm: Double link chain with circular charm with the letter S. Woven chain rim with row of pearls. One pearl missing. Measures 7 ½” long. Approximately 27 dwt.
19th C Chinese Export Reticulated "Famile Rose" Strawberry Basket with Underplate: Ca 1850. Center of both pieces with alternating panels with figures, flowers and birds. Sides and rim with alternation open bands in rust, blue, aqua and yellow. Bowl measures 10 ½” x 9” x 4”. Plate 11” x 10”. Bowl has small area where enamel is scratched of and fine hairline.
International Sterling Silver Partial Flataware, 74 Pieces: “Orchid” Pattern, 1929. Includes 12 knives, 8 dinner forks, 4 salad forks, 6 desert forks, 12 cream soup spoons, 22 teaspoons, 8 spread knives, 2 serving pieces. Approximately 69 troy ozs. Monogrammed.
18th/19th George III Inlaid Satinwood Pembroke Table: English ca 1790-1810. Single drawer. Hand painted floral spray on top. Carved Morning Glory vine on border. Curved drop leaves, tapered legs, original castors & pulls. Measures 37” wide x 27 ½” tall with two 9” drops.
incised & painted decoration
19 th C Hutschenreuther Portrait on Porcelain: Hutschenreuther (name of the family that established the production of porcelain in Northern Bavaria, starting in 1814. Oval semi nude miniature portrait of a woman with long brown hair. Mounted in a porcelain frame with standing figure of Cupid, circled with applied pink roses and pink ribbon. Back with paper label with perhaps name “Epanouissement”?? and impressed Hutschenreuther “HR” in a circle mark. Plaque measures approximately 5” x 4”. Measures 8” tall x 6” wide overall.
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Portrait of George Washington with his Horse "Washington at Dorchester Heights": Attributed to Jane Stuart (RI/MA 1812-1888). Copy of her father’s (Gilbert Stuart) painting. Period frame, image 36” x 24”. Restored by the late Morton Bradley. Another copy hangs in Faneuil Hall; the original is in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. With provenance letter by the consignor. Good condition. Jane was the youngest daughter of famous portraitist Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) and she also became a noted portraitist from a studio in Boston and did numerous copies of her father's well-known paintings of George Washington.
When her father died a poor man, she became the sole support of the family.
In 1850, her studio burned, which destroyed much of her painting as well as most of the correspondence and mementoes of her father's life.
Tiffany & Company Sterling Silver Flatware: All pieces signed Tiffany & Company, Pat. 1911 with the M mark. Flemish pattern, 1911M. 256 various pieces to include on three levels. Original signed oak brass bound case with fitted labeled red felt interior. Pieces consist of 12 each large knives (some corrosion to stainless blades), entre knives, fruit knives, tea knives, salad forks, dessert forks, table forks, dessert spoons, bullion spoons, table spoons, 10 teaspoons, 10 orange spoons, 10 after dinner coffee spoons, 8 afternoon tea spoons, 8 butter knives, 6 each Berry forks, pastry forks, ice cream forks, ice tea spoons, lobster picks, 1 each cheese scoop, cheese knife, butter knife butter pick oyster server, lemon fork, mustard spoon, horseradish spoon, olive spoon, preserve spoon, sugar tongs, cream ladle, jelly knife, jelly spoon, serving fork, salad fork, salad spoon, roast fork, petits fours server, sardine fork, sandwich tongs, pie server, tomato server, game shears, punch bowl ladle, ice cream server, pastry server, crumb scrapper, fish knife, cold meat fork, lettuce fork, 2 each large salt spoons, serving slat spoons, olive forks, sugar spoons, 3 serving spoons and 5 piece carving set. Most pieces have gold wash. Approximately 365 troy oz. Case measures 26 ½” wide x 20 “ deep x 15” tall. Brass bail handles.
Pieces monogrammed BW (Benjamin Wilcox, Clerk and Treasurer of the City Manufacturing Co. 1900 (established in 1888 in New Bedford, MA producing cotton yarns.)
14kt Gold Necklace: Etruscan design with graduated ball drops on tightly woven band. Marked 14kt. Measures 16 ½” long. Approximately 38.5 dwt.
Portrait of George Washington: After Gilbert Stuart (RI/MA 1755-1828). Distinguished half figure portrait of Washington in a black jacket and white lace ascot. Restorations with in painting and relined. Stencils on back of canvas date to 1846) Canvas prepared by O. Stearns (91 Washington St.) Boston and sold by J.J. Adams, 99 Washington St., Boston. Hand written on back “…by H. Jacobs from the original by Stuart in the Boston Athenaeum.” Stretcher 30” x 25”; visible image 29 ½” x 24 ½”. Unsigned. Restorations, repairs, laid down, overall craquelure.
Lady's Lucien Piccard Wrist Watch: Yellow gold with woven gold band. Marked Swiss, 585. Approximately 34 dwt. Measures 7 ½” long. Good working condition.
19th Pair of 19th C Rose Medallion Chinese Export Temple Vases (24"):
Polychrome enameling with alternating panels with scenes of figures in landscapes, flowers and birds. Applied gilt dragons on shoulders and foo dog handles. Quing Dynasty. Measures 24” tall x 9”.
Antique Italian Venetian Glass enamel painted stemware:
Ancient Bizantine Gold Coin: Ca 600AD. Herculius & Heraculius Constantin Constans II with Constantine IV. Ca 641-668 AD. AV Solidus Constantinople mint, 4th officina. Struck 654-659. Crowned facing busts of Constans, with long beard, and Constantine, beardless. Uncertain graffiti on reverse. Approximately 4.4 grams.
17th/18th C Oil Painting Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587): Half length portrait of the Queen in black with white lace collar and head piece. She is wearing a gold crucifix. Oil on canvas. Oval image 13” x 10”. Multi section carved wooden frame with gilt decorated wood mat. Measures overall 15” x 22”. Partial on back “Mary Queen of Scots. This portrait is probably the most beautiful genuine portrait of her in existence.” Mary Queen of Scots was born in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland, on the 7th of December 1542. She was the daughter of King James V of Scotland, and his French wife, Mary of Guise. Her father died only a few days after her birth, and the week old Mary became Queen of Scotland on the 14th of December 1542. Mary Stuart, known to history as Mary, Queen of Scots, was one of the most fascinating and controversial monarchs of sixteenth century Europe. At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations - Scotland, France, England and Ireland. Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies, yet she lacked the political skills to rule successfully in Scotland. Her second marriage was unpopular and ended in murder and scandal; her third was even less popular and ended in forced abdication in favor of her infant son. She fled to England in 1568, hoping for the help of her cousin, Elizabeth I. Her presence was dangerous for the English queen, who feared Catholic plotting on Mary's behalf. Mary never met her cousin and remained imprisoned for the next nineteen years. She was executed in 1587, only forty-four years old. By orders of the English government, all of her possessions were burned. In 1603, upon Elizabeth's death, Mary's son became King of England as James I. No Monarch before or since has traveled Scotland as has Mary.
Signed 19th C Chinese Famille Rose Enamel Mille Fleurs Vase: Bulbous shape with overall multi colored enamel foral “Mille Fleurs” decoration. Double hands in the form of red snakes holding a rope with two fish. Measures 13 /4” tall x 8 ½” wide. Red character signature on base.
English 19th C Wedgwood Basalt Ewer, Neptune: Molded with figure of Neptune seated on top holding the horns of a sea monster below the spout, seaweed swags on both sides. Stepped square base, 2 piece constrution. Impressed Wedgwood, 5. Measures 15” tall.
French Art Glass Rene Lalique "Camargue" Horses Vase/Lamp: Ca 1942. Drilled and fitted for a lamp. Rene Lalique (1860-1945). Clear and frosted art glass vase with four molded wild horses in high relief in a sepia stained highlights. Heavy scalloped border at rim and foot. Commemorates the majestic ancient breed of horse indigenous to the Camargue area of southern France. Model No 10-937. Signed R. Lalique, France. This vase was first introduced in September 1942 and was made for only 3 years, having been discontinued with the outbreak of WWII. Later re-issue pieces from 1947-1951 do not have the sepia highlights. Measures 11 ½” tall.
Detailed oil painting titled “JERUSALEM”: Walter Francis Brown (Rhode Island/ Italy (1853-1929) Depicts masses of figures on a pilgrimage. Very detailed colorful with bright costumes and flags. Temple on the hill in background. Signed lower right Walter Fr. Brown and titled. Image 17” x 20”, period frame.
Pair of Chinese Gilt Carved Wooden Panels: Very detailed carvings of one piece of wood. Different levels with warriors, immortals, horses, pagodas, trees, etc. Measure 20” x 10”, excluding frames. Later framed.
19th C. Chinese Carved Ivory Tusk: Ornate carving with eight Immortals in a boat. Very detailed carving with carved rosewood stand. Measures 8 ½” long. Good condition with exception of repair to rudder.
19th C Aikman Landscape: George Aikman (United Kingdom 1831-1906). Oil on board. Country road through the mountains. Snow capped mountains in distance. Birds in a foggy sky. Signed G. Aikman lower right. Gilt frame, image 10 ¼” x 14”.
Vince Forge Company (Easton, PA) Diver's Knife, Brass Sheath (1935-WWII): Ca 1935 to end of WWII. Rare MK V dive knife made by the Vince Forge Company of Easton, Pennsylvania (not many produced). Features loop fitted to pommel that swivels and tiny teeth (13 to an inch) along one side of the 13” steel blade. Turned wood grip. Knife screws into sheath. Original leather belt. Blade signed Easton, PA US.
Ornate Pairpoint Silver Plate Tiltling Ice Water Pitcher Ca 1870: Ca 1870. Very ornate with under tray, waste bowl and 2 goblets. Neptune head spout, dolphin feet, scroll and foliate decoration. Original porcelain liner. Measures 22” tall overall. Signed.
Augustine Edme Moreau-Vauthier "La Fotrune" Bronze 1878: August Edme Moreau-Vauthier (French 1831-1893) “La Fortune, 1878. Rich brown patina. Classical female figure sanding on the globe, one leg raised, one hand raised holding a cornucopia. Signed Moreau-Vauthier, 1878. Impressed foundry mark seal F. Barbedienne Foundeur. Measures 24 1/2” tall overall, stepped wooden base.
Sterling Chalice & Accompanying Sacred Vessels: Sterling silver with gold wash. Presentation chalice Communion set. Four pieces marked sterling, all with gold wash. Chalice has large lapis ball in stem. Flared foot embellished with a cross (original diamond replaced with rhinestone). Presentation inscription “To Richard John Coogan on his Ordination to the Holy Priesthood, June 2, 1956…” Signed A. Mamers Co, New York, 8” tall. Two Communion covered pixes (one with enamel decoration, small covered holy oil stock and 6 ¼” diameter paten.
Large 3" Full Figure Cameo, Signed, 18kt Gold Mount: 18kt yellow gold mount. Unusual detailed carving of a seated woman with flowers in her hair, holding a basket of flowers. Measures 3” x 2 ¼”. Signed lower right Tammaro, mount marked 750.
Gold, Emerald & Pearl Bangle Bracelet: Open work band with hinge clasp, marked 14kt. Eight prong set emeralds approximately .03 ½ millimeters each and 9 small prong set pearls. Approximately 9 penny weight.
14KT YELLOW GOLD BROOCH & EARRINGS: Mid Century Modern design with overlapping pyramid shape links. Brooch measures 2 ¾” long; screw back earrings 1 ½”. Marked 14kt. Approximately 20 dwt.
Tiffany & Company Gilt Bronze & Champleve Enameled Mantel Clock: Ca mid to late 19thC. Gilt bronze full figure cherubs. Globular case with bow knot on top. Rectangular base on four gilt feet. Double handles with floral swags. Geometric design champlevé enamel decoration in shades of blue and cream. Measures 13 ½” tall. Face marked Tiffany & Company, New York. Works also marked Tiffany & Company #3933. Have key. Missing crystal. Clock not working, one sprung.
John A. Cook (Am 1970-1936) watercolor
Miller Slag Glass Lamp, Leaf Motif: Eight curved green slag glass panels. Patented mixed metal base. Double socket fixture. Ornate foliate bronze finish mount. Measures 24” tall with 20” shade.
Georgian style silver waiter's footed tray
Miniature Portrait on Porcelain: Portrait of Queen Louise of Prussia (1776-1810). Possibly by Hutschenreuther (name of the family that established the production of porcelain in Northern Bavaria, starting in 1814. Measures 4” c 3 ½”. Matted and framed in carved gilt wood frame. Good condition. Do not know if signed.
Doulton Lambeth Jardiniere & Pedestal: English Arts & Crafts. ca 1880’s/90’s. Ornate raised oak and various leaf decorations. Earthy colors of browns, greens and rust. Signed and artist initials JM. Measures 19” tall; 10” diameter top of jardinière.
L.C.T. Tiffany Favrille, 4"
11 Vintage Collectible Marylyn Merlot Wine: Eleven bottles vintage 2000 to 2009. Napa Valley Merlot. 2009 vintage is the 25th Silver Anniversary vintage. Wines are vented & bottled by Nova Wines, Inc, Oakville, CA. Each has a glamorous photo of Marilyn. Bottles stored properly, corks kept moist ad turned periodically. Bottles and labels in very good condition.
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