Kathryn Black & John White
Tuesday April 5, 2016 6:00pm
Previews: Monday April 4th 3pm - 6pm
Tuesday April 5th 3pm - 6pm
C. C. GALBRAITH & SONS INC. NY, USA BRASS SHIPS LINE THROWING CANNON: The base is about 28 in. x 10.5 in. wide, the barrel is 30 in. long, the bore is 2 ½”, the total length is about 39”. One of 1,400 made by the Galbraith Company. A mortar device was credited for saving lives in 1850. Reliable and efficient models were first created by West Point and M.I.T. graduate David A. Lyle (b. 1845 d. 1937).
RARE FLOYD NICHOLS WORLD WAR II FIGHTING KNIFE: Floyd Nichols (1897-1958) was a blacksmith and sculpture for David City, NE. He turned his hand to making combat knives during World War II after serving in World War I. This is a fine example of one of the rarest and most desirable maker-marked war period fighting custom knife. This is an early knife and has the Indian head nickel inlaid into the pommel along with the correctly stamped "NICHOLS." Wrapped brass grip with additional markings, curved blade. The cross guard with original rings is stamped with the original owner’s name, "MAX L. PITNEY," and numbered #022727. He served in the 24th Division from 1939-1945, including Pearl Harbor. He earned the Bronze Star for Valor, the Army Air Medal and the Legion of Merit. He rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel by the end of the war. Knife measures 12 ¼” long. Good condition. Sheath not original.
TIFFANY & COMPANY DIAMOND JEWELRY SUITE: Necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring. Ca 1920's/30's. Necklace with drop consisting of 10 European cut graduated round and pear shape high quality diamonds set in platinum (approximately 4.5cts total) and two large cabachon emeralds set in 18kt yellow gold (approximately 5.5 cts). Bracelet, signed Tiffany & Co. Consists of alternating links with European cut graduated round high quality diamonds and pear shape diamonds set in platinum with four alternating cabachon emeralds set in 18kt yellow gold. Total diamonds approximately 6 cts; total emeralds approximately 6.5ct. Bracelet weights 15.8 grams. 6” long. Ring marked 18kt and platinum. Large cabachon emerald set in 18kt yellow gold, approximately 3.5 ct, flanked by two pear shape diamonds set in platinum, approximately 1ct total. Earrings are screw back peirced dangling earrings. Each set with three round and pear shape diamonds (approximately 1.5 ct total) set in platinum ending with cabochon emerald (approximately 2.5ct total) set in 18kt yellow gold. All stones of high quality and good color. Good condition.
G.T. MARSH BLACKENED STEEL & GOLD BROOCH: Ca 1940's/50's. Leaf/ fiddlehead design with seven small gold balls and seven graduated dangling balls. Back with brush gold and engraved flower decoration. Marked 14kt. Measures 2 3/4". Good condition.
G.T. MARSH & COMPANY 18KT GOLD & BLACKENED STEEL BRACELET: Ca 1940's/50's. Designed as links of alternating designs punctuated by center gold balls in varying sizes. The reverse side of the bracelet is as beautifully executed as the front and is entirely etched with a finely detailed pattern. It was common practice for Marsh & Co not to sign their pieces. The company was founded in 1876 by Austrailian born George Turner Marsh. He spent his youth in Japan and later joined his family in San Franciso. The company began as an Asian Art merchant. They expanded into the jewelry market in the 1930's. The company closed in 2001.Good Condition.
JADITE & DIAMOND BANGLE BRACELET: Tests for 18kt. Set with three rectangular jadite stones of high quality and color and approximately 1.5 ct of small round diamonds and baquettes. Approximately 29 grams. Safety clasp. Good condition.
FRANK VINING SMITH WATERCOLOR: (1879 - 1967) Frank Vining Smith was active/lived in Massachusetts. Frank Vining Smith is known for marine-ship, wild life illustrations. Signed lower right corner. In pencil “Property of Frank Vining Smith 1949” “To JIM HASKELL MARCH 1952” “THE CHINA CLIPPER”. Watercolor on paper, image size 8” x 12”. Matted and framed under glass.
GEORG JENSEN STERLING SILVER & GARNET NECKLACE: Ca 1910-1925. Organic foliate form with alternating floral and link design. Set with eleven carbachon garnet stones. Signed and marked 830. Measures 15" long, approximately 43 grams.
AMERICAN VIOLIN BY JOSEPH BELIVEAU 1928 PROVIDENCE RI VIOLIN: Paper label by Joseph Beliveau (1865-1955) Providence, RI with the date of 1928. Made with maple and tiger maple. Approx. 23 inches long x approx. 7 7/8 wide. Inlayed mother of pearl decoration. Leather hard shell case with a bow and paper label case.
ROOMSIZE FLORAL & GEOMETRIC HOOKED RUG: Ca 19th or early 20th century American hooked rug. Leaf border with geometric diamond shape main field, floral center. Very detailed and colorful design. Measures 120” x 112”. Some minor wear to edge.
White’s Auctions is an independent, privately owned regional auction company established in 1993 in Middleboro, Massachusetts. We are conveniently located approximately 1 hour or less from Boston, Providence, Cape Cod, North Shore and Metro West locations.
As a professional auction service we are dedicated to provide a valuable service to consignors and a destination source for antique dealers, galleries, designers and collectors.
We conduct approximately four to five listed catalogued, on-line general antiques, fine arts and decorative arts auctions per year. General Estates cataloged (not on line) auctions are held as well. The sales offer a varied
selection of fresh to the market antiques, fine and decorative arts, jewelry, silver, coins, pottery, porcelain, military and historical items and more. Each sale is unique and extensively advertised. The sales offer in-house, phone, absentee and on-line bidding to prospective bidders.
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Looking forward to 2016.......
White's Auctions is pleased to announce its plan to open a new auction hall in Middleboro, Massachusetts.
Entering its 23rd year, it is with much excitement and anticipation that we enter into this next chapter in our growth as an auction service.
The addition of this very spacious facility will provide us with flexibility and will enable White's to better serve our consignors and customers.
The hall will be located just outside Middleboro Center in the midst of two museums, the Middleboro Public Library and ample parking.
The building is in the process of extensive renovation and will be open for business in early 2016.