Paintings by Van Hoople and Antonio DeVity, and a bronze goddess statue, will be in Converse’s…


Oil on board depiction of boats in a harbor by the mid-century American artist Van Hoople (b. 1934), who earlier worked as a set painter for Paramount Studios (est. $200-$400).
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PAOLI, Pa. – Converse Auctions will greet the new year and warming temperatures with a substantial Spring Impressive Sale on Saturday, April 23rd, commencing immediately at 12 o’clock midday Eastern time. Bidders can journey the planet from the convenience of their armchairs to Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas in this on line-only auction which is loaded with around 600 premier a lot.


The catalog is the two varied and tantalizing. Presented will be Chinese goods (such as an antique rose medallion punch bowl and jade jewellery) a rare Louis Vuitton leather-based steamer trunk sterling silver (including a Reed & Barton flatware set and candelabras) an antique German pewter marriage plate and stunning china and crystal (such as Lenox, Wedgwood, signed Orrefors and Waterford).


Also up for bid will be a lot of Despair glass mid-century ceramics, glass and aluminum (to incorporate Homer Laughlin Harlequin and Fiesta) wonderful art (which include Rembrandt etchings, an Art Deco portrait, a Van Hoople get the job done, a portrait miniature and an Antonio DeVity painting) African artifacts furniture (to incorporate Japanese Obi chairs) textbooks and other items.


Although the function is World wide web-only, with no in-human being gallery bidding, on line bidding is accessible at, and Are living previews will be accessible by appointment only in Converse Auctions’ gallery at 1 Spring Street in Paoli, Pa., near Philadelphia. To set up an appointment, contact 610-722-9004 or electronic mail [email protected], or use on the net scheduler at


With a pre-sale estimate of $2,000-$8,000, the antique Louis Vuitton leather steamer trunk, designed circa 1875, is an expected top lot of the auction. The trunk boasts an interior quilted lid and shelf, and all components is bundled (buckles, latches, casters and tacks, marked with LV branding). The label reads, “I. Rue Scribe, Paris, Louis Vuitton, 149, New Bond St., London, numbered 155631.”


The significant, 19th century Chinese rose medallion punch bowl is nicely painted with very good detail and attributes alternating panels of flowers and birds with panels of human figures. It has a resounding bell seem when “pinged” (est. $600-$800). Also bought will be a vintage crystal Isabella bowl by Orrefors, with a label on the rim and signed on the base. It is believed to complete at $100-$200.

Bronze goddess statue proven standing atop a human determine, donning jewels, a headdress and holding a vajra, 7 ½ inches tall and marked on the base (est. $400-$600).
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The 18th century Reed & Barton sterling silver assistance for 8 arrives with quite a few serving items, for a full of 47 parts. It is new in the wrapping from 1992, never been utilized, and includes a two-stage silver chest (est. $2,000-$4,000). The antique German pewter marriage plate, engraved “Gluck Zum Ehe” (Joyful Marriage), should carry $100-$200.


An etching on Arches paper attributed to Rembrandt titled The Card Player (not authenticated by Converse, but with a certification of authenticity from Baterby’s, 21 ¾ inches by 21 ½, has an estimate of $200-$400, as does a wonderful outdated Chinese hand-painted supporter painting on silk, signed by the artist upper left corner and featuring immortals, children and cranes in bold, lively shades.


Two quite diverse oil paintings have identical estimates of $200-$400. 1 is a significant portrait of a gentleman smoking a Fatima cigarette, with a painted Fatima logo and the tag line, “A Smart Cigarette, Ligget (sic) & Myers Tobacco Co. 1921”, signed “Charles” with an indistinct surname and dated on the again, unframed. The other is an oil on board depiction of boats in a harbor by Van Hoople (American, b. 1934), who previously worked as a established painter for Paramount Studios.


A vintage pair of Japanese Obi slipper chairs in button tufted raw silk upholstery, ordered by the consignor’s household in 1957 outside of Tokyo, should make $100-$200. Also, a copy Eighteen Music of the Nomad, The Story of Lady Wen-Chi, a book about the 14th century, 11-foot-lengthy scroll, specified to the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork in 1973, is estimated to command $100-$200.


A big Chinese jade carved and pierced bi disc, 13 inches by 9 inches, carved with dragons and phoenixes and archaic types, must strike $600-$900 whilst a pair of inexperienced jade bangles in a lacquer dragon box, the inner diameter of the bangles 2 ¼ inches, must realize $400-$600.


A significant support for twelve with serving items by Wedgwood in the Columbia sample, together with 8 Leigh-formed cups, six Avon cups, a soup tureen with handles and an unmatching ladle, has an estimate of $500-$800. Also, a Baccarat crystal yellow frosted Caprille fish, marked “Baccarat France” in the bottom, 5 ¼ inches prolonged and visually hanging, need to go for $300-$500.

Good aged antique Chinese hand-painted lover painting on silk, signed by the artist higher still left corner and showcasing immortals, small children and cranes in daring, vibrant colours (est. $200-$400).
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A bronze goddess statue revealed standing atop a human determine, wearing jewels, a headdress and keeping a vajra, 7 ½ inches tall and marked on the foundation, is anticipated to accomplish $400-$600 whilst a carved wood African fetish statue of a seated female, 13 inches tall, need to strike $100-$200.


Two lighting-linked lots have estimates of $200-$400. The 1st is an antique wrought iron Gothic Revival pendant light-weight, hexagonal variety, with twisted columns and embellished with flower and bud ornamentation. The 2nd is a pair of sterling weighted convertible candlestick candelabras, marked “Empire 676” on the bottom and having a put together weight of 4.5 lbs.


Two antique Yankee whaler baleen strolling sticks, every a person 34 ¼ inches extended, created with graduating discs of alternating hues of baleen with an abalone middle on the handles, should really garner $200-$400. Also, a classic D & C (Delinieres & Co., France) poppy planter, that includes hand-painted bouquets with gold trim, 11 inches in peak, is estimated to hammer for $100-$200.


Converse Auctions is generally accepting quality consignments for long term auctions. To consign a single product, an estate or a assortment, you may possibly contact them directly, at (610) 722-9004 or, you can send out an e-mail to [email protected] or, you can agenda an appointment via All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence.


For far more info about Converse Auctions and the Spring Stunning Sale scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd, you should go to Updates are posted often.


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