Published: April 30, 2002
By Rita Easton
BEVERLY, MASS. – A two-day Patriots’ Day auction took place at Kaminski Auctioneers & Appraisers on April 14- 15. Approximately 250 bidding paddles were issued during the event, in addition to lively phone bidding from Europe, in competition for the 700 lots offered.
A Nineteenth Century mahogany Newburyport Hepplewhite serpentine front inlaid sideboard, 70 by 261/2 by 28½ inches high, reached the starring bid of the day, $21,000, purchased by the trade.
A rare monumental 19½-inch Grueby pottery vase in shades of green went to a collector at $15,500; a collection of five smaller watercolors by Claude Strachan (Nineteenth Century, English), ranged from $2,600 to $4,600, all going to a dealer in England; a pair of English sterling silver coasters by Hester Bateman fetched $4,700; and a rare hot water urn by Peter and Ann Bateman, circa 1796, fetched $5,000, going to a dealer.
A magnificent Art Nouveau jardiniere with a nude woman, which had formerly surfaced at one of Kaminski’s appraisal events, a ceramic lot with metallic glaze, by M. Clement Massier, 91/2 by 141/2 inches, reached $3,400; an Art Nouveau sterling silver loving cup by Frank Smith and Company, with 40 ounces of silver, sold at $2,400; and a fine Tiffany Favrile bowl, 61/2 inches in diameter, radiating blue and gold coloration, made $1,000.
An oil on canvas by Cape Ann artist Wayne Morell, “Monet’s Garden,” consigned from the collection of Bob Slack, 30 by 40 inches, did $5,000; a gouache painting by Maynard Dixon, six by 18 inches, garnered $1,500, going to a dealer in Florida; a Chinese reverse painting on glass, “Portrait of a Young Man,” China trade, sold for $1,000; and a collection of 2,600 salts, broken into five lots, was purchased by a collector from the south in its entirety, bringing $10,000.
An exceptional Bermuda campaign chest sold at $3,750; a watercolor by Samuel Prout (British, 1782 to 1852) went out at $1,100; an early unsigned Nantucket basket did $800, and a signed lot reached $1,700.
An Eighteenth Century English gilded wood mirror, full-length, was purchased at $500, the buy of the day. A lady’s pendant evening watch with chain by Shreve and Company, in an enameled gold case with filigreed trim, went out at $2,750 after much bidding activity; and a 14-karat white gold diamond necklace with a total of 2.27 carats of diamonds reached $2,600, a birthday gift from the buyer.
Prices quoted do not reflect a 12 percent buyer’s premium.
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