Published: June 15, 2015
Portrait of Revolutionary War Captain Harry Burrard, $37,760.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Strong international interest led to a successful auction at Brunk Auctions on June 13 when its sale Great Marsh: Collection of a Virginia Gentleman came to the podium. The Bealeton, Va., collection brought several desirable objects to the marketplace, including jewelry, paintings and more. The top lot in the sale was a pair of Art Deco platinum ear clips by Cartier. The clips were set with hand-carved chrysoprase flowers, with diamonds and blue sapphires. With premium, the clips sold for $42,480. The top painting in the sale, fetching $37,760 with premium, was by Robert Edge Pine — a portrait of Captain Harry Burrard, who served under General William Howe from 1778 to 1779 while Howe made Philadelphia his headquarters. This portrait was likely painted by Pine during that time in Philadelphia. Later Captain Burrard served under Lord Cornwallis in 1780-1781 during the South Carolina Campaign. He was present at the Siege of Charleston, the Battle of Camden and Cornwallis’ eventual surrender at Yorktown. A complete report on this sale will follow.
Pair of Art Deco platinum ear clips by Cartier, $42,480.
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