Fairfield Auction presents an
IMPORTANT ESTATES AUCTION
Sunday, September 27th at 11am

in our gallery
53 Church Hill Road, Newtown, Connecticut
1/2 mile off exit 10, I-84, 10 minutes East of Danbury
preview: Friday and Saturday prior, 11am-4pm each day, 9-11am auction day
most items can be previewed during the sale

Highlights Lots 1-100 of

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Lot 1
Pair of Small French Gilt Bronze Candelabra

7" high
late 19th century
s

estimate 250/350

SOLD $175

SOLD

Lot 2
Le Coultre Atmos Clock

serial #489990
9" high
s

estimate 300/500

SOLD $550

Lot 3
Pair of Bing & Grondel Polar Bears

the larger 14" long
s

estimate 300/500

SOLD $350

Lot 6
Bohemian Ceramic Aviator Humidor

impressed "W.S&S 3338"
6" high

s

estimate 250/350

SOLD $375

CONDITION REPORT:
a few minor scuffs, a few paint flecks to rim under lid.

 

Lot 8
Galle Cameo Glass Vase

acid cut
6" high
s

estimate 300/500

SOLD $550

Lot 9
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Serving Platter

with openwork border
decorated with
"Primula Unicolor Nolt"
12 3/4" diameter
s

estimate 800/1200

SOLD $550

Lots 12 and 13
Rozenburg Art Nouveau Decorated "Egg Shell" Porcelain Vases

6 7/8" (left), 7" (right)
Dutch, circa 1900
s

estimate 1000/1500 each

SOLD $1700, $650

CONDITION REPORT:

lot 12: excellent

lot 13: minor roughness (a few very minor nicks) at rim and a line in the glaze running 4" down vase (not visible inside).

Lots 26
Affortunato Gori

Girl with Mouse
Bronze and Ivory Figure
10 1/2" overall with marble base

estimate 3000/5000

SOLD $2900

CONDITION REPORT:
ivory yellowed and with age lines as shown, mouse loose, held in with a pin.
M

Lots 27
Affortunato Gori

Girl Getting Dressed
Bronze and Ivory Figure
each 10 1/2" overall with marble base

estimate 3000/5000

SOLD $2700

CONDITION REPORT:
hat now detached, ivory yellowed and with age lines as shown.

Lot 28
Pair of Art Deco Lounge Chairs

with black lacquered bent arms and roll feet
28" high, 25" wide
circa 1930
s

estimate 400/600

SOLD $900

CONDITION REPORT:
break to one arm, touch-up to ebonisation on arms, also some flaking,upholstery dirty and stained.

Lot 30
Tiffany Favrile Vase

14" high
early 20th century
s

estimate 800/1200

SOLD $800

Lot 33
Pablo Picasso for Madura Pottery Ceramic Plate

numbered 22/100
10" diameter
circa 1960
s

estimate 800/1200

SOLD $2300

Lot 35
Michael Powolny

for Wiener Werkstatte
Allegorical ceramic figure representing Winter
impressed with marks for Wiener Keramic and MP for artist
15 1/2" high

estimate 5000/7000

SOLD $10,000

CONDITION REPORT:
light scuffs to head and one to wreath, overall light crazing.
No cracks, chips or repairs.

Lot 37
Jean Desny

for Maison Desny, Paris
Desk Lamp
6 1/2" high
circa 1930

estimate 3000/5000

SOLD $2000

CONDITION REPORT:
chip to one glass corner, later cord, otherwise excellent.

Lot 38
Rene Lalique

Art Deco Glass and Bronze Desk Lamp
inscribed at base of glass "France R. Lalique" in script
11 1/2" high
circa 1930

estimate 800/1200

SOLD $550

CONDITION REPORT:
excellent, very minor surface wear at edges of bronze base, replaced socket and wiring is cut.

Lot 39
Jean Dunand

Hammered Copper Vase
with silvered finish and enameled decoration
8 1/4" high

from Templeton Crocker's San Fransisco Penthouse,
1928

estimate 6000/9000

SOLD $3750

CONDITION REPORT:
no dents, overall tarnish with loss to surface decoration.

Lot 40
Jean Dunand

Hammered Copper Vase
with silvered finish and enameled decoration
5 1/2" high

from Templeton Crocker's San Fransisco Penthouse,
1928

estimate 4000/6000

SOLD $2750

CONDITION REPORT:
no dents, overall tarnish with loss to surface decoration.

Lot 41
Jean Dunand

Hammered Copper Tray
with silvered finish and enameled decoration
13" diameter

from Templeton Crocker's San Fransisco Penthouse,
1928

estimate 5000/7500

SOLD $2600

CONDITION REPORT:
overall tarnish with loss to surface decoration, one soft dent.

Lot 42
Set of Four Art Deco Crystal Candlesticks

unsigned
7 3/4" high

estimate 800/1200

SOLD $950

Lot 42A
The Work of Stowitts

Fay-Yen-Fah
Opera in three acts
poem by Templeton Crocker
16"x13"
Brunoff, Paris 1928

estimate 300/500

SOLD $550

Lot 43
Platinum and 18k Gold Emerald and Diamond Cocktail Ring
the central cabochon emerald approx. 3 carats
with two tiers of emeralds having total weight approx. 4.6 carats, the last tier set with 22 diamonds, total weight approx. 4.4 carats

a more descriptive jeweler's appraisal is included with this lot
s

estimate 3000/5000

SOLD $4750

Lot 44
Platinum, Diamond and Pearl Broach
with dangling pear shaped diamonds at the bottom of the bow from broach
2 1/4" long, 1 1/2" wide
14.8 dwt.

a more descriptive jeweler's appraisal is included with this lot
s

estimate 1500/2000

SOLD $1700

Lot 46
2.54 Carat Diamond and Platinum Ring

center stone 2.24ct
old European cut
VS2, color H
plus two baggettes,
each .15ct

a more descriptive jeweler's appraisal is included with this lot

estimate 6000/9000

SOLD $11,000

Lot 47
Diamond and Palladium Ring

approximately 2 carat total weight

center stone approx. 1ct, two secondary stones approx. .75 ct each together with eight surrounding stones of approx. .08 ct each

estimate 3000/5000

SOLD $2500

Lot 48
Art Deco Diamond and Ruby Tennis Bracelet
now attached to a later 14k gold bangle
approx. 3.12 ct total weight diamonds, approx. 4.35 total weight rubies
7 inches long, 15.2mm wide

a more descriptive jeweler's appraisal is included with this lot

estimate 3000/5000

SOLD $4000

Lot 49
Ezra Stoller
Falling Water, two photographs
Frank Lloyd Wright's best known design. Exhibition loan labels from The Museum of Modern Art, New York verso

estimate 2000/3000

SOLD $1600

Lot 50
Ezra Stoller
Collection of 22 photographs (3 proofs) depicting various
Frank Lloyd Wright commissions including Taliesin West, Hollyhock, Roux Library, Ennis, Mossberg, The Unitarian Church (Shorewood HIlls, WI) and The Johnson Wax building
most blindstamped at margin or ink stamped verso

estimate 6000/9000

SOLD $4500


Lot 51
Robert Mapplethorpe-
Certain People: A Book of Portraits
autographed by the artist

estimate 300/500

SOLD $375

Lot 53
Le Courbusier

A Three Piece Seating Group
contemporary

estimate 600/900

SOLD $700

Lot 54
Alfred Stieglitz

Goats Along the Seine, 1894
4 7/8" x 7 7/8" sepia photogravure

estimate 400/600

SOLD $400

Lot 56
Lee Friedlander (b. 1934)

New Orleans, 1968
8" x 12"
verso signed in pencil above copyright notice dated 1978

estimate 3000/5000

SOLD $3250

CONDITION REPORT:
excellent, a couple very minor nudges at corners, inspected out of frame.

Lot 58
Robert Mapplethorpe
(1946-1981)

Clifton
19" x 15"
silver gelatin print

CONDITION REPORT:
excellent, mounted to a thin board by the artist, signed and stamped with copyright notice on back of board, dated 1981.

estimate 4000/6000

SOLD $4250

Lot 61
Diane Arbus (1923-1971)

Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents in The Bronx, NY, 1970
15" x 15"
printed by Neil Selkirk , signed and dated verso by Doon Arbus, the artist's daughter
numbered 48/50

Eddie Carmel, the subject of the photograph was a patient of Dr. Drucker, a noted Manhattan endocrinologist.

estimate 50,000/70,000

CONDITION REPORT: excellent, viewed out of frame, full sheet views front and back shown at right, very minor nudges to corners, slight wavyness to print.


Lots 64
Fred Stonehouse

(group of three)
largest 10"x17" oil on board
one with Christies label verso

estimate 600/900

SOLD $1500

CONDITION REPORT: frame rubs to (right), faux distressing to center.

Lot 69
Harry Bertoia

pair of diamond chairs
manufactured by Knoll

estimate 300/500

SOLD $700



CONDITION REPORT:
uholstery stained and faded, frames with oxidation.

Lot 77
Moses Soyer

Autobiographical, 1954
24"x25" oil on canvas
signed lower left
with extensive exhibition record documented verso

consigned from the estate of a former student of Soyer's

estimate 10000/15000

SOLD $7500

CONDITION REPORT:
overall excellent, a very small and minor indentation just left of man's head and one tiny paint fleck just right of woman's left elbow


Lot 78
Moses Soyer

Portrait of a Young Lady (untitled)
20"x16" oil on canvas
signed lower right

consigned from the estate of a former student of Soyer's

estimate 2000/3000

SOLD $1700

CONDITION REPORT:
overall excellent.

Lot 84
Vu Cao Dam

Le Chevel Noir
(The Black Horse"
19" x 16" oil on canvas
signed lower right

estimate 2000/3000

SOLD $4500

Lot 88
Stella Console Music Box

including (32) 17 1/4" disks
by Mermod Freres, Switzerland
original finish
excellent untouched condition

click to see and hear demonstration of music box

estimate 3000/5000

SOLD $2750

Lot 89
Brass H.O. Gauge Trains

by Overland, Putnam & Stowe, Sandy River (5)

estimate 800/1200

SOLD $900

Lot 90
Brass H.O. Gauge Trains

by Bridgton & Harrison (4)
s

estimate 500/700

SOLD $350

Lot 91
Tiffany Studios Bronze Desk Set

six pieces in the Zodiac pattern
s

estimate 800/1200

SOLD $750

Lot 92
Tiffany Studios Bronze Floor Lamp Base

61" high
model 387
early 20th century
s

estimate 12,000/16,000

SOLD $12,000

CONDITION REPORT:
original patina with areas of wear and scratches, lacking heat cap, cord very frayed (unsafe).

Lot 95
Regina Coin-Op Disk Music Box

in an oak case with a conforming oak cabinet base
with double comb and 35 disks
circa 1900

estimate 2000/3000

SOLD $2000

CONDITION REPORT:
refinished, replaced litho under lid, coin grinder works sometimes, but doesn't always turn enough to drop coin.

click to see and hear demonstration of music box

Lot 98
Platinum and Diamond Engagement Ring

approximately 1 carat center stone, together with matching wedding band
s

estimate 1800/2400

SOLD $2400