Asian objects will be sold with items from the Western culture in East Meets West Auction March 24th Over 300 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items will be sold in an internet-only Spring East Meets West Auction on Friday, March 24th, by Converse Auctions.
BigNews.Biz - Mar 13,2017 - MALVERN, Pa. - Over 300 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items will be sold in an internet-only Spring East Meets West Auction on Friday, March 24th, by Converse Auctions, based in Malvern. Online bidding will be available via the Converse Auctions website (www.converseauctions.com), or App, plus LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.
Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Offered will be antique clocks, fine furs, a Colt .44 revolver, sterling silver, a gilt bronze dragon seal, bronze Buddhas, Asian scrolls, furniture, fine cloisonné and more. The auction will begin promptly at 10 am Eastern time. Previews will be held in the Converse gallery on Wednesday and Thursday, March 22 and 23, from 10 am-4 pm Eastern time both days.
A strong candidate for top lot of the auction is a rare Leslie & Price (Philadelphia) tall case clock featuring a rocking ship graphic on the face with Roman numerals and gold gilt spandrels. The clock, 90 inches in height, should sell for $7,000-$12,000. Also, an early 19th century English Pimlico bracket clock by Samuel Moginie, 8 feet 6 ½ inches tall, has an estimate of $500-$800.
African lots will feature a colorful mask from the collection of Cynthia Piper, who traveled throughout the Congo in the 1940s (est. $300-$500); a wooden statue of a carved bird-god head figure on a stand with a U-shaped handle (est. $300-$500); and a sculpture of Nigerian twins, shown attached with neck ropes, collected by a missionary family in the 1930s (est. $200-$400).
From Asia, a large gilt bronze seal, covered by two dragons facing a flaming pearl on top of swirling clouds on each side, and a top adorned by a forward-facing, horned dragon, weighing 15 pounds, should realize $2,000-$4,000; and a scroll with large, colorful peonies and calligraphy and the artist’s seal on the upper left, 29 ½ inches wide by 74 ½ inches long, is estimated at $200-$400.
Fans of Chinese jade will be able to bid on a carved white jade mountain, 8 inches tall, with three figures standing on the ledge in the shade of trees near a pagoda with a bird nearby (est. $2,000-$4,000); and a pair of jade table screens, 9 ½ inches by 5 ½ inches, with one screen depicting two cranes near a tree, the other two deer by a tree (est. $1,000-$1,500).
Looking for diversity? Not many auctions feature guns and furs, but this sale has a US Army Civil War 1862 Colt .44 revolver with a cartouched cylinder scene and “C.T. Palmer” scratched on the butt, in excellent condition for its age (est. $2,000-$4,000); and three full length fur coats, including a lustrous shadow white fox fur coat in beautiful condition with a shawl collar (est. $200-$400).
A pastoral painting by David Ellinger (1913-2003), titled Long Lane Farm, shown in the 1958 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ Twentieth Century American Painting and Sculpture, is expected to hit $1,000-$1,500; and an 1877 neoclassical Sevres lamp, signed Thomas Allen, with painted porcelain