Auction Gallery Location:
19 Jackson Street, Middleboro, MA
(508) 947-9281....(508) 269-9275
Kathryn Black & John White
(late April-early May 2017)
PAINTINGS, STERLNG SILVER, ANTIQUE DOLLS, AMERICAN ART POTTERY, COINS & CURRENCY, JEWELRY, SCRIMSHAW, ANTIQUE IVORY & WHALE BONE, ANTIQUE FURNITURE, CLOCKS, MILITARY, LIGHTNING RODS, SPORTS MEMORABILIA, FOUNTAIN PENS & more........
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).
SEYMOUR GUY OIL PAINTING: Oil on board. American listed artist (New York/England1824-1910), known for genre, portrait and child figure painting. Portrait of a pensive young woman. Signed lower let with co-joined monogram style signature. Image 8 1/2" x 6 1/2". Frame size overall 17" x 14". Repainted gilt frame.
WALTHAM CARVED TALL CLOCK: Ca 1900. Heavily carved mahogany case. Broken pediment bonnet with carved scrolls and acanthuse leaf motif, double columns and carved wood finials. Fancy brass and silvered face signed Waltham.Globe and castle dial. Door with oval beveled glass, brass weights, paw feet. Measures 98" tall. Not sure if working, minor loss.
19TH C EXPANDING WHALE BONE SWIFT: Carved shaft with clamp and turn key. Fastenend with brads and strings. Measures overall 11 1/2" tall.
EDWARD LEAVITT STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING: Edward Chalmes Leavitt (Rhode Island 1842-1904), known for fruit and floral still life and seascape paintings. Very detailed fine painting of strawberries and leaves. Signed lower left in diagonal slant "E.C Leavitt 1901". Image 11" x 19". Original ornte carved gilt frame. Overall 20" x 28". Biographical information from Vose Gallery on on the back. Name of restorer scratched on to back of stretcher.
19TH C SCRIMSHAW TUSK: Very detailed scrimsha with ten different symbolic designs including a whal, ancher, five point star, sun and moon, etc. Rounded ends, 13" X 1 1/2" . Good condition.
SCRIMSHAW & RELIEF CARVED WALRUS TUSK: One side with detailed scrimshaw ship "Belle Poule 1834". Reverse with deeply carved mermaid holding a fish. Etched signature "Le Buse". The Belle Poule (one of 4 French ships with the name was a 60 gun frigate in the French Navy, launched in 1834 91828-1888). This ship was famous for bringing back the remains of Napoleon from Saint Helena to France in 1840. It was painted black for the mission. Her design was inspired by the "USS Constitution". Measures 9 1/4" tall, mounted on wood stand.
C. MYRON CLARK TALL SHIP OIL PAINTING: Oil on canvas of the USS Constitution in full sail. C. Myron Clark (Massachusetts/Canada 1858-1925) was know for marine and landscapes. Signed lower right C. Myron Clark. Imge 18" x 24". Original gilt frame, 27" x 32". Typed letter/information from Vose Gallery, 1952, on back of canvas. Good condition.
19TH C SCRIMSHAW WHALE'S TOOTH: Detailed whaling tall ship in full sail, anchor and small whale with signature M F Gainey. Measures 6". Good condition.
VINTAGE ART DECO PAINTED METAL MESH PURSES: Ca 1920's. Enamel painted in brightly colored geometric and floral designs. Various colors, sizes and makers. Good condition.
ANSONIA RENAISSANCE REVIVAL MANTLE COLCK: Black iron case with applied gilded brass ormolu decorations with Goddess faces, storks and Greek "egg and dart" banding. Scalloped stepped top. Porcelain and brass open excapement face.Working condition.
19TH C CHINESE CARVED IVORY "DOCTOR'S LADY": Reclining female figure on fitted rosewood stand. Raised head resting on her arm with a loose bangle bracelet. Her hair pulled back with a carved bow. These were used by traditional Chinee male physicians to allow a female patient to indicate the location of discomfort in a modest fashio. Unusually large size measuring 24".
NIPPON HAND PAINTED SCENIC VASE: Ca 1900. Detailed pond scene with birds and bright sun. Double handles, footed. Moriage geometric decoration on rim, handles and foot, signed. Measures 12 1/2" tall. Good condition.