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732 Rare Vintage Malmik Bronze and German Silver Shah Mat Chess Set, 1963, designed and patented by Michael Hanna and Francis Maljan, Chicago, in a stylized Gothic design, hand-cast and polished, the underside of each piece lined with royal purple kidskin, the set presented in a custom wooden box lined with royal purple velvet, accompanied by the original loose leaf descriptive booklet which includes detailed views of the pieces and is presented within a black buckskin cover. king h. 5-1/4", rook h. 2-3/4" Provenance: A New Orleans, Louisiana collector. Literature: "Midwest Magazine", Chicago Sun-Times, Sunday, May 31, 1964, pp. 4-7. Notes: This set, one of an edition of one hundred, was chosen by Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright for exhibition in the New York American House Show of American Art Objects. The sets were first retailed by Marshall Field & Co. in Chicago, then in New York by Julius Carlebach Gallery, Bronzine Shops, Inc., and Alfred Dunhill.
Estimate: 3000 - 5000
819 Detailed Model of a Three-Masted Frigate, mid-20th century, called a third-rate frigate for the number of levels of gunports, this example with a copper-clad lower hull, ebony and stone alternating on the remainder, with carved details of the figure heads, flying a French flag, with a custom display case. h. 54-3/4", w. 72", d. 24-1/4"
Estimate: 2500 - 4000
820 Detailed Model of the Yacht Puritan, winner of the America's Cup in 1885, composed of wood, metal and cloth, in a custom inlaid wood and glass display case, on a metal stand. h. 60", w. 34", d. 10-1/4"
Estimate: 700 - 1000
821 Scale Model of the Marco Polo, early 20th century, the clipper ship, launched in 1851, flying the Canadian flag, was renowned for its great speed, mounted in a mahogany case, on a custom metal stand. h. 48-3/4", w. 32", d. 13"
Estimate: 800 - 1200
822 Four Victorian Cased Ship Models, fourth quarter 19th century, in a hardwood case, English, all on carved "waves", the wood, cloth and metal models including a clipper ship to the rear, a schooner in the right front, a small steamboat in the center and a sloop on the right, on a custom metal stand. overall h. 47-1/4", w. 27-1/4", d. 10"
Estimate: 600 - 900
823 Detailed Model of the British Clipper Ship Cutty Sark, 20th century, American, composed of brass, copper, ebony and wood, with a copper-clad lower hull, and ebony-clad upper, the three-masted ship fully rigged, with a brass deck rail, in an inlaid custom mahogany case and stand. h. 62-1/2", w. 34", d. 19-1/2"
Estimate: 800 - 1200
850 Assembled Brass Fender and Andirons Set, 19th century, Anglo-American, comprised of a pair of period American classical andirons on cabriole legs with ball feet, h. 16-1/2", w. 9-1/2", d. 14-1/2", and an English brass fender ornamented with pierced scrollwork and reeded ball finials, h. 11-1/2", w. 56-1/2", d. 12-1/4".
Estimate: 600 - 900
860 Gorham Mixed Metal "Persian"-Style Coffeepot, fourth quarter 19th century, patinated copper and sterling silver, the copper ovoid body with tall, slender neck, thin "swan's neck" spout, insulated handle and hinged "onion" dome lid, with embossed foliate and reeded silver banding. h. 13", dia. 4-3/4"
Estimate: 900 - 1200
942 Collection of Five Brass and Wire Fenders, fourth quarter 19th century, American Colonial Revival, two with serpentine sides, one with double-lemon finials, one with face-turned finials and one with turned finials. largest h. 19", w. 47", d. 14"
Estimate: 1000 - 1500
945 Bronze Firescreen in the Manner of E. F. Caldwell Company, New York, second quarter 20th century, on pierced and scrolled paw feet, the screen decorated with an image of Hercules with a bull, framed with bas-relief dragons, in a flower-molded frame with a shell-form handle. h. 37-1/2", w. 20", d. 13-1/2"
Estimate: 800 - 1200
947 Rare Tiffany Furnaces Table Clock, ca. 1902-1920, New York, in an unnamed pattern frequently referred to as "Rope" or "Twisted Rope", with a gold dore finish, the clock with a pitched roof decorated with turquoise enamel panels on a delicately molded ground, marked "Tiffany & Co., New York", on the dial, and "Louis C. Tiffany Furnaces, 651" on the base, the works marked "Chelsea Clock Co., Boston, USA, 155120". h. 7-1/2", w. 5-3/4", d. 3-1/2"
Estimate: 1500 - 2500
950 Gorham Patinated Bronze Art Nouveau Candlestick Holder, ca. 1900, Providence, Rhode Island, with a floriform base and a tulip-form match holder, the lobed candle socket on a leaf-molded handle, stamped "Gorham", along with other unidentified silver-style marks. h. 4-1/2", dia. 4-3/4"
Estimate: 600 - 900
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