We had some truly remarkable consignments come through the door this week. My favorite, just for the beauty and quality has to be the two sets of Norwegian Enamel (Vitrious Glass) over silver spoons. These are simply works of art, ten demitasse and ten large spoons, demonstrate the splendor of simple objects at the beginning f the 20th Century and the level craftsmanship we cannot touch Today.
Sharing the stage and in the same genre, a beautiful Tiffany and Co., silver basket weave plate came through the door. This was accompanied by three small portraits on Ivory and some early Chinese export. I am getting excited as our September Antiques sale is coming together, this stage in the process is my favorite, hunting high and low for the right stuff!
Militaria seems to be popping up everywhere lately. I had a wonderful house call in New Hampshire, with a collection of World War One weapons secured to the walls and ceiling, untouched for over fifty years. I love finding these pieces "in situ" and absolutely original. This collection will be an interesting addition for September and should add up to 40 plus lots! I am working on a local collection as well.
The hunt will continue this week with house calls from Cape Cod to Maine. If you see me cruising New England's back roads, you will know it is me by the ear to ear smile, I just love what I do. I can't wait to see you at America's Hometown Auction, September 10th 6:00 PM.