Kaja Veilleux • Phone 207-354-8141 • Fax 207-354-9523
www.thomastonauction.com

2013 Spring Feature Auction
of Fine Art, Antiques & Native American

OVER 1100 LOTS TO BE SOLD IN TWO SESSIONS

Saturday, June 1, 2013—11:00 AM

Sunday, June 2, 2013—11:00 AM

Preview
9 AM—5 PM, Monday, May 27th, thru Friday, May 31st,
and 9-11 AM on Auction Days

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 116 Lots of Native American pottery and artifacts
  • Cessna 310 Airplane
  • 217 Lots of Formal & Country American and European Furniture
  • Over 200 Lots of Important Fine Art & Sculpture
  • Over 80 lots of Early Chinese and Japanese items
  • 40 Lots of Fine Silver & Gold
  • Over 80 Lots of Estate Jewelry
  • 60 Fine Antique Oriental Carpets
  • 4 Classic Automobiles
  • Baskerville Family Tree
  • 32 Lots of very rare historical documents and ephemera
  • Over 30 Lots of Nautical items including 4 boats
  • 67 Lots of Porcelain and Pottery
  • Plus, Antique Firearms, Cast-Iron Toys, Lighting,
  • and much more

Our Spring 2013 auction will offer a spectacular selection of artwork, period furniture, Native American artifacts, important historical documents, and exquisite estate jewelry. New comfortable seating and delicious catering await you at our auction hall. Please call ahead (1-207-354-8141) to ensure a reserved seat. If you are unable to attend, it would be our pleasure to take your bid by phone, absentee or internet via ArtFact.com. Review our website at www.thomastonauction.comfor a complete virtual catalog. Buyer’s Premium is still just 15%. I invite you to call our courteous and knowledgeable staff if you have any questions.

Kaja & the Auction Staff

Some of the items to be offered:

Lot 1108 - Early 20th c Hopi / Tewa Ollas, Seed Jars & a Cup in traditional form and Sikiyatki decoration, all unsigned. 2" to 7½" tall. est. $600 - $800

Lot 170 -Massachusetts Mahogany Four-Drawer Chest, attributed to the shop of Benjamin Frothingham, Boston, 1765-85, with bold molded overhanging top, 31½" t, 20½" x 35½". est. $15000 - $25000

Lot 85 - Ship's Portrait of the Three-Mast Schooner 'Veto' of Philadelphia by William Pierce Stubbs (ME/MA, 1842-1909), signed lower left and with brass tag reading 'Pinx. 1878'. SS: 21½" x 35½". est. $3000 - $5000

Lot 60 - Portrait of the 116 ft. Coastal Schooner 'Alfred Keen', by John Gardner Babbage, initialed lower left and dated 1881. Built in 1865 in Rockland Maine for Owner J.L. Snow SS: 19" x 29", OS: 25" x 35". est. $6,000 - $8,000

Lot 1 - 19th c Painted Wooden Folk Art Fruit Arrangement on Pedestal, possibly a store display. 12" tall. est. $600 - $800

Lot 10 - Early 19th c Maine-made Red Painted Two-Part Chair Table with three plank pumpkin pine oblong top, wood peg construction, chamfered posts. 60" x 48" top. est. $1000 - $1500

Lot 11 - Maine Country Brace and Bow Back Windsor Chairs in yellow pine and oak, with shaped, bodged seats, splayed turned legs and h-stretchers. 15" seat, 35" back, 16" x 22". est. $800 - $1200

Lot 20 - 2-Part Pine Maine cupboard in original old dry red finish, upper cabinet has cove cornice, panel doors with three shelf pale blue interior, 90" x 56" x 18". est. $2000 - $3000

Lot 21 - Watercolor and Silk Embroidery on Silk of Two Schoolgirls and Two Schoolboys, one of whom is bound and kneeling, by Susanna Wells Smith, age 11,1803. SS: 7" x 9". est. $800 - $1200

Lot 24 - Maine Made Lift-top Chest, early 19th c, pine in rag-rolled paint decoration, red over ochre, with molded top and bracket foot, covered till, original lock and hinges. 23" x 44" x 17". est. $800 - $1200

Lot 25 - Portraits of an Aristocratic Couple, American Colonial Period, prob. New York region, with river landscapes in background, in matching black & gold frames. SS: 36" x 28" est. $6000 - $8000

Lot 29 - Painted Leather Fire Bucket marked 'Wm. Stephens, No 2, 1813'. Property of William Stephens of Salem, Mass. (1785 - ?), whose house was built near the water at about this time. 13" tall. est. $1000 - $1500

Lot 37 - Portraits of the Ames Sisters of Boston, circa 1805, in Regency influenced costume, one holding sheet music, the other a botanical sprig, both seated in a garden. SS: 22" x 16". est. $2000 - $3000

Lot 39 - New England Colonial Era Clockwork Rotisserie, the works with cast iron paw-footed base holding flywheel, tin-sided case, brass works, exposed drive gears and top handle, 11½" tall case. est. $500 - $700

Lot 40 - Ca 1850, folk art child's rocking horse, original painted serpent head rockers, 50"H x 82"L x 18"W, provenance: from the former Berdan collection est. $3000 - $5000

Lot 45 - Deep Drop Leaf Rampant Tiger Maple Dining Table w ring and urn turned legs, deep skirt, swing legs, lovely golden finish. New England, 76" x 44" open, 24" x 44" closed. 30" tall. est. $1000 - $2000

Lot 50 - 2-Part American Walnut Cupboard with sky blue painted interior, cove cornice, 12 light single door over 3 shelves, 2 inset panel cabinet doors below, shaped base. 85" tall, 48" wide. est. $1800 - $2400

Lot 65 - 'Old Town' Canvas Covered Tender, cedar ribs and planking covered with heavy No. 6 canvas. Stern and transom built strong and modeled to carry outboard motor (not included). 7'6" long. est. $3000 - $5000

Lot 75 - Model of Steam Yacht 'Coquette' of New York, circa 1910, having two masts with Marconi radio antenna, New York Yacht Club and family burgees, deck gun, double helms, 31" x 65" x 9". est. $10,000 - $15,000

Lot 77 - Whaler Memorabilia- Property of Edward G. Coffin of Nantucket, inc: Gutta Percha Cased ½ pl Ambrotype of EGC in work clothes holding his harpoon; 1836 inscribed Bowditches Navigator Book; Hatchet est. $4000 - $6000

Lot 79 - Federal Period Naval Bronze Eagle Head Mount with rectangular socle, a few flecks of crimson enamel at butt. 8" long, 1¾" x 3". est. $2000 - $3000

Lot 81 - Commemorative for HMS Northumberland, with the Sunderland Bridge on the opposite side and ‘Here’s to the wind that blows’ sailor's poem under spout. 8¼" t, 10½" handle to spout. est. $1000 - $1500

Lot 88 - 19th c. sailor-made whalebone Sewing Stand with rotating 6-spool thread holder, topped by pin cushion holder, set on canted base platform with single drawer, scrimshaw decoration. 10 3/8" tall. est. $2000 - $3000

Lot 90 - Portrait of the Sailing Ship ‘Iroquois’ by Percy Sanborn (Maine, 1849-1929), unsigned, captioned in his hand ‘Ship Iroquois, Albert V. Nichols, Master, Built at Bath, 1881.’ SS: 17" x 26", OS: 21" x 30". est. $8000 - $12,000

Lot 92 - Carved and Gilt Full-Round Pilot House Eagle, raised on promontory, with wings spread back, beak open; carved for John Upton in 1956. 22" tall, 39" x 36". est. $2000 - $3000

Lot 95 - Four Mast Steel Barque ‘Arthur Sewall,’ by William Alexander Coulter (CA/IRE, 1849-1936), signed lr & marked 'SF 1908', this Bath, Maine ship disappeared in 1907. SS: 25½" x 41½ ". est. $10,000 - $20,000

Lot 100 - ‘The Valley of Mexico: View on Lake Texcoco; The Modern City of Mexico in the Distance’ by Eugenio Landesio (Italy, 1810-1879), signed lower left and marked ‘Mexico.’ SS: 32" x 46". est. $30,000 - $45,000

Lot 148 - Stag Weathervane figure w/ remnants of the original gilt surface, possibly by Washburn, 27½" long, 23½" tall, 5½" wide at antlers, set on custom metal stand est. $10,000 - $15,000

Lot 150 - New England Tiger Lift-Top Chest with molded top, faux drawer fronts above two matching drawers, double arch molding, original batwing brass pulls and escutcheons, 40" x 36" x 18½" est. $3000 - $5000

Lot 155 - Diminutive New England walnut, burl walnut veneer and herringbone inlaid drop-front desk with well-fitted interior, three graduated drawers, original engraved brass pulls & escutcheons, 38" x 30" x 17" est. $3000 - $5000

Lot 218 - Late 18th c Portsmouth, NH or Kittery, ME Splint Seated Armchair with tombstone arch carved rail, four split banisters, whales tail beneath, matching stiles. 44" tall, 16" seat. est. $1400 - $2000

Lot 249 - Waterwheel, Old Maine Mill by John Bradley Hudson, Jr. (ME, 1832-1903), signed lower left, in gold painted gesso deep cove frame. SS: 8" x 10½". est. $1000 - $1500

Lot 515 - Rare 1775 Provincial Congress Appt of Moses Gill, Edgecomb (ME) as Justice of the Peace of Lincoln County, signed by John Avery, Perez Morton & (17) members of the council. 18" x 11". est. $20,000 - $30,000

Lot 516 - Rare John Hancock signed Appointment of Moses Davis, Esq. from Edgecomb (ME), Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as Justice of the Peace, Lincoln County, dated 6 Oct, 1781. 19" x 12". est. $10,000 - $15,000

Lot 619 - 19th c Figure of Singing Swan, in white painted cast iron. On integral cylindrical base. 32" x 18" x 18". est. $800 - $1200

Lot 700 - ‘In the Georges Islands’ by Andrew Newell Wyeth (PA/ME, 1917-2009), signed lr and dated 1940, sheet size 14 5/8" x 29", OS: 24" x 38". est. $40,000 - $60,000

Lot 868 - Bowdoin College Table Service for (12) (51 pcs) of Wedgewood Etruria porcelain: 14" x 17" Platter, (12) 10½" Landmark Plates, (12) 6" Cake Plates, (10) Tea Cups, etc. est. $800 - $1200

Lot 1031 - Pima Indian Woven Grass Basket, having fine coils with delicate lightning pattern in ochre and brown, Circa 1930s. 4½" x 8" diam. est. $400 - $600

Lot 1035 - Over (330) Flint, Obsidian and Stone Arrowheads of North American Origin, many marked with locations from New England to Ohio to Texas & New Mexico to Washington & Oregon. 9" to ½". est. $3,000 - $5,000

Lot 1038 - Large Primitive Native American Bowl carved from a single burl of chestnut, probably Penobscot or Abenaki, found in Downeast Maine. Roughly 6½" x 20" x 17". est. $800 - $1200

Lot 1062 - Native American-made reversible squash blossom necklace in sterling silver, set with petit point turquoise on one side, and red coral on the other, probably by Navajo maker Ray Fiero, circa 1970 est. $700 - $900

Also...

  • Early Silver incl. 18th c. Boston coin silver porringer, 18th c. English chamber stick and oval bowl, and 19th c. Tea Service and beakers.
  • Selection of early firearms incl. Plains Rifles, Penn. Flintlock, and 1860 Colt Army Revolver.
  • Nice selection of American and British pewter in 5 lots.
  • Collection of 19th c. Ship Dioramas, all being offered separately.

Comfortable seating and delicious catering await you at our auction hall. Please call ahead (207-354-8141) to ensure a reserved seat. If you are unable to attend, it would be our pleasure to take your bid by phone, absentee, or Internet. Please review our website at www.thomastonauction.com for a complete virtual catalog. Buyer’s Premium is just 15%. I invite you to call our courteous and knowledgeable staff if you have any questions.

Kaja & the Auction Staff

www.thomastonauction.com


U.S. Route 1, PO Box 300, Thomaston, Maine 04861
Phone 207-354-8141 • Fax 207-354-9523

Kaja Veilleux, Bonded & Licensed Auctioneer, ME License #AUC902
John D. Bottero, ME License #AUC1237

TERMS:Cash, approved check, and MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or American Express cards with proper identification. A 5% Maine State Sales Tax will be added to all purchases redeemed at our facility by buyer or his delegate unless buyer provides a valid State issued Resale Certificate. A 15% buyer’s premium will be added to the total sale price. TPAG reserves the right to hold merchandise until check payments clear. Signed absentee and phone bid requests must be submitted by 12 pm on the day prior to the sale. Determination of the age, condition, quality, authenticity, value, purported history, or classification of all items offered and sold (regardless of what is said or written) is the sole responsibility of the bidder/purchaser. Please refer to our website for complete Terms & Conditions. The information contained herein is abbreviated. Please call for complete descriptions and condition reports.

Comfortable seats, which we’d be happy to reserve for you. Sale will be deliciously catered. Please call Melissa Thissell for any additional information at 207-354-8141, or email auction@kajav.com.