March 7, 2020 - Antiques, Clocks & Estate Auction. Pittsfield, Massachusetts MA

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Fontaine's Auction Gallery


1485 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 01201. USA. tel: 413-448-8922

7th Mar, 2020
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This auction will feature 385 lots of antiques & fine art, including Victorian, figural carved, & Mid-Century furniture, 19th & 20th century lighting, large clock collection, gold & diamond jewelry, porcelains, fine silver, 19th & 20th Century paintings, Black Forest items, art glass & cameo glass, Asian & Russian items, bronze & marble statuary, weathervanes, country store & advertising items, music boxes, jukeboxes & victrolas, violins, duck decoys, antique toys & slot machines, plus related accessories.

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Lot 1

18K Yellow Gold, Ruby, Emerald & Diamond Necklace

18K yellow gold, ruby, emerald & diamond necklace including ruby beads that lead to the front clasp. The clasp has an emerald...

Lot 2

14K White Gold & Diamond Brooch

14K White Gold & Diamond Brooch. Total of 206 diamonds including 55 mine cut diamonds and 151 single cut diamonds. The center...

Lot 3

Terracotta Figure of a Black Man with Straw Hat

The terracotta figure depicts a black man with a straw hat, seated on a wooden support holding a cane in his left hand; marked on...

Lot 4

E. Howard & Co. No. 5 Banjo Clock

E. Howard & Co. No. 5 banjo clock has a 7 inch painted metal dial signed "E. Howard & Co., Boston," with black Roman hour...

Lot 5

R. Ogwus, "Kittens on the Keys"

R. Ogwus, "Kittens on the Keys." Oil painting on wood panel depicts five cats on a piano, three are on the keys, one on the top,...

Lot 6

Ornate Silvered & Brass Piano Lamp

The ornate piano lamp has a silvered & brass center post with figural and acanthus designs; supporting the lamp and continuing up...

Lot 7

Four Antique Oriental Rugs

The four Oriental rugs have floral patterns, one prayer rug having a tree of life rising up the center. Dimensions: 1) 73 in....

Lot 8

Le Verre Francais Cameo Glass Lamp

Le Verre Francais cameo glass lamp has a deep purple cameo cut pattern of stylized fruit over an orange mottled background;...

Lot 9

A. J. Harris & Co. Horse Weathervane

Classic 19th Century "Blackhawk" trotter weathervane constructed of molded copper with zinc ears. Original gilded surface. A.J....

Lot 10

14K White Gold, Diamond & Onyx Earrings

14K white gold, diamond & onyx earrings include inset black onyx and 136 diamonds in total. Each earring has a pear shaped...

Lot 11

Pairpoint Nautical "Directoire" Table Lamp

Pairpoint "Directoire" hexagonal shade with a reverse painted nautical scene having alternating panels of sailing ships &...

Lot 12

Signed Galle Two Tiered Inlaid Table

Art Nouveau style Galle table has a shaped top surface, inlaid with two birds and a leafy background, the lower shelf has an...

Lot 13

Frederick Waters Watts (British, 1800-1870)

Frederick Waters Watts (British, 1800-1870), "Watermill Near Ashburton, Devon," oil on canvas, unsigned. Frame: 33 in. high x 40...

Lot 14

Sevres Porcelain Ring Box

Sevres porcelain ring box has a scene of a horse, elephant, dog, sheep, etc. with a sailing ship in the background, surrounded by...

Lot 15

French Figural 3 Graces Clock

French Figural Clock has a marble base which is mounted with intricate pierced gilt bronze floral strands of garland and bowed...

Lot 16

Four Piece Karpen Mahogany Parlor Set

Four piece Karpen mahogany parlor set having open scroll & floral carving and open mouth lion heads on the center slat, on claw...

Lot 17

Pairpoint Seagull Boudoir Lamp

Pairpoint boudoir lamp has a sunset amber sky over a wavy seascape with seagulls & sailing ships, on a brass mounted mahogany...

Lot 18

Marble Head of Saint Sebastian

White carrara marble sculpture depicting the head of Saint Sebastian, an early Christian saint and martyr, is supported by a...

Lot 19

Madonna and Child, Oil on Panel

An oil on panel portrait scene of Madonna holding the child Jesus in her arms, an image which is a central icon for both the...

Lot 20

French Tortoiseshell and Bronze Mantle Clock

French mantle clock has a tortoiseshell case with gilt bronze mounts of winged putti, the glass sides view the clock movement....

Lot 21

Bvlgari 18K Yellow & White Gold Earrings

Bvlgari 18K Yellow & White Gold Earrings. Each earring has a white gold heart attached to 2 linked yellow gold hearts. French...

Lot 22

Interchangeable Music Box with Six Cylinders

Interchangeable music box with six cylinders. Each cylinder playing 6 tunes for a total of 36 tunes in all. Burled walnut &...

Lot 23

Curved Glass Oak Display Cabinet

The oak cabinet has two curved glass doors with a bonnet top and carved crest, on a four drawer bow front lower cabinet with...

Lot 24

Figural Swiss Train Porter Musical Automaton

Swiss musical automaton depicts a standing figure of a black train porter, carrying holders on each arm and a tray in his hands;...

Lot 25

American Carved Oak Hall Bench

Oak lift seat hall bench is heavily carved on all sides with figural & fruit carved panels on the base separated by seven figural...

Lot 26

Buddy L Hook & Ladder Firetruck

Buddy L hook & ladder pressed steel firetruck No. 205, in original red paint. Dimensions: 14 in. high x 26 in. wide x 8 in....

Lot 27

French Faience Delft Mantle Clock

French mantle clock has a decorated blue & white Delft case with a windmill scene in the central panel & on the upper cartouche....

Lot 28

French Rosewood Rococo Day Bed

Rosewood day bed has elaborate carvings of leaves, flower clusters and scrolling filigree on the feet, side rail, headboard and...

Lot 29

Pair of French Gilt Bronze 3 Arm Sconces

Pair of French Gilt Bronze 3 Sconces. Ribbon at the top forming a bow leading to arrow feathers in a quiver with a ribbon & reed...

Lot 30

Pairpoint Floral Boudior Lamp

Pairpoint boudoir lamp has a square ribbed reverse painted shade with a Persian mosaic stylized floral border, on a signed...

Lot 31

W. Marcosa Wooden Advertising Cigar Sign

Marcosa hand carved wooden cigar advertising sign in the "Perfecto" shape having an original painted surface with a gilded and...

Lot 32

Pairpoint "Venice" Floral Table Lamp

Pairpoint "Venice" molded shade with a reverse painted floral design against a wavy stylized red background, on an Art Nouveau...

Lot 33

Seth Thomas No. 1 Wall Regulator

Seth Thomas No. 1 wall regulator has a 12-inch painted metal dial with black Roman hour numerals, sub seconds and blued spade...

Lot 34

Francois Vandeverdonck (Belgian, 19th Century)

Francois Vandeverdonck (Belgian, 19th Century), "Chien et Charrette de Laitier," oil on panel, signed "Francois Vandeverdonck"...

Lot 35

E. Pucher Gilt Bronze Desk Set with Jesters

The three-piece set has figures of jesters and includes a letter opener, rocker blotter, and an inkwell. The inkwell is signed on...

Lot 36

Architectural Eastlake Mahogany Halltree

Architectural Eastlake mahogany halltree with multiple raised and carved panels. Double central umbrella stand with drawers. Very...

Lot 37

Tiffany Grapevine & Pine Needle Jewelry Boxes

Tiffany grapevine jewelry box with a green-brown patina and a pine needle jewelry box with a gold dore finish, both on bun feet....

Lot 38

Pairpoint "Berkeley" Floral Table Lamp

Pairpoint "Berkeley" shade with a reverse painted floral design of roses & poppies against a black background.On a signed...

Lot 39

Lady Elizabeth Model Train & Tender

The large model steam locomotive has red plaques reading "Lady Elizabeth" on each side of the cab and is pulling the tender, also...

Lot 40

Set of Four Chinese Watercolors, "Four Seasons"

Matching set of four signed watercolors with scenes of birds & butterflies among brightly colored floral branches. In original...

Lot 41

Shreve & Co. Silver & Satsuma Compote

Shreve & Co. silver and satsuma compote has gilded handles with floral and butterfly designs; signed on the underside of base,...

Lot 42

Two Figural Carved Walnut Serving Tables

The two serving tables have figures of cherubs on each leg with a center finial on the carved stretchers; removable serving tray...

Lot 43

Rawson & Evans Co. Drugs & Cigars Sign

Rawson & Evans Co. drugs and cigars sign is reverse painted on ice chipped mirrored back glass with a red mortar & pestle in the...

Lot 44

E. Howard & Co. No. 4 Banjo Clock

E. Howard & Co. number 4 banjo clock has an 8 inch, painted metal dial signed "E. Howard & Co. Boston," with black Roman hour...

Lot 45

Pair of Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Vases

Porcelain 7.5 inch vases have a bulbous body with trumpeted neck and open side handles having figural heads on the shoulder;...

Lot 46

Victorian Horn Armchair

The horned armchair has eight curved steer horns for legs, arms & headrest with brown suede upholstery having a beaded trim....

Lot 47

Johann Baptist Schweitzer Austrian Violin

Violin by Johann Baptist Schweitzer (Austrian, 1790-1865) has a label reading, "Joh. Bapt. Schweitzer"; dated 1814. Including a...

Lot 48

Polar Bear with Gold & Ruby Eyes

Carved stone polar bear with circular-cut ruby eyes set in gold. In original wooden box. Good overall condition. Box: 4 in. long...

Lot 49

Pairpoint Floral Table Lamp

Pairpoint dome shade with a reverse painted design of flowers & green leaves against alternating white & yellow panels, on a...

Lot 50

Attr. Franz Schrotzberg (Austrian, 1811-1889), O/C

Attr. Franz Schrotzberg (Austrian, 1811-1889), oil on canvas, "Leda and the Swan." Dimensions: sight- 49 in. high x 38 7/8 in....

Lot 51

Ansonia "Niobe" Oak Weight Driven Wall Clock

Ansonia "Niobe" oak weight driven wall clock has a relief cast bronze dial with fancy hour numbers and filigree center; quality,...

Lot 52

Art Deco Satinwood Cabinet Secretary

Art Deco satinwood cabinet secretary has a half circle design on the right with doors and open storage sections; the central part...

Lot 53

30 Day Waterbury Advertising Regulator Wall Clock

30 Day Waterbury advertising regulator wall clock withoriginal 12 in. paper dial reading: "Thirty Day, Waterbury Clock Co.", has...

Lot 54

Charles Henry Miller (American, 1842-1922)

Charles Henry Miller (American, 1842-1922), landscape, oil on canvas, signed "Cha H. Miller N.A." lower left. The painting...

Lot 55

Unusual 5 Cent Coin-op Stamp Dispenser

5 cent coin-op stamp dispenser has a tin, drum shaped body with original painted surface and brass plaque for "The Automatic...

Lot 56

Exceptional Haviland Limoges Dinner Service

Exceptional quality Haviland Limoges dinner service in cobalt blue & gold. This set is incomplete but the pieces we are offering...

Lot 57

Atkins & Downs 30 Hour Carved Column Clock

Atkins & Downs 30 hour carved column mahogany mantle clock with claw feet & floral carved slat. 2 weight wooden movement &...

Lot 58

Five Signed Palley Ceramic Pieces

Lot of five late 20th C. ceramic pieces signed "Palley" with landscape scenes of animals. Dimensions: 1) 10 in. high x 11 in....

Lot 59

Mahogany Portfolio Easel

Mahogany portfolio easel has a carved crest with rosettes, central shell and a mythical head in the center. The portfolio base...

Lot 60

Mermod Freres Inlaid Music Box w/ 4 Cylinders

Swiss cylinder music box has a rosewood and ebonized case with inlaid flowers and filigree on the lid with banded borders around...

Lot 61

Leaf & Berry Cameo Glass Lamp

The cameo glass lamp has green berry and leaf designs against a white opaque background with cranberry striations at the top of...

Lot 62

Alabaster Sculpture of a Nude Woman

The alabaster sculpture depicts a nude woman wearing draping garments and slightly bending over with her hands crossed. Some...

Lot 63

William Bryant (American, 1902-1997)

William Bryant (American, 1902-1997), village scene, oil on board, signed lower left. The painting has some slight inpainting on...

Lot 64

Camille Faure 6 Inch Limoges Floral Vase

Camille Faure Limoges 6 inch vase is enameled with brightly colored flowers and leaves; signed on the bottom near the foot, "C....

Lot 65

Large Tiffany Studios Grapevine Jewelry Box

Tiffany Studios jewelry box in the grapevine pattern with a gold dore finish on bun feet, 2 cracked panels.Dimensions: 4 in. high...

Lot 66

Frank Cohen Kirk (American, 1889-1963)

Frank Cohen Kirk (American, 1889-1963), landscape scene, oil on canvas, signed "F.C. Kirk" bottom right. Dimensions: sight - 25...

Lot 67

Winged Griffin Oak Banquet Table

Winged griffin banquet table has eight skirted leaves and an acanthus carved apron being supported by the base with a central...

Lot 68

American Weight Driven Presentation Banjo Clock

American Weight Driven Presentation Banjo Clock. 7.5 inch painted metal dial inscribed "Aaron Willard, Boston" has black Roman...

Lot 69

Guillaume Bronze Warrior Sculptures

Emile Guillaume (French, 1867-1942), sculptures of two warriors, one holding a sword and the other a flag, both signed on the...

Lot 70

Capodimonte Porcelain Dresser Box

Capodimonte porcelain dresser box has raised figures of women surrounded by putti playing musical instruments; signed on the...

Lot 71

Carved Oak Two Door Crystal Cabinet

Oak two door crystal cabinet has a carved mythical winged face on the crest, beveled glass on the doors and sides of the top with...

Lot 72

Pairpoint Puffy Boudoir Lamp

Pairpoint puffy shade features four alternating panels of colorful flowers, stems & buds against a green & white striated...

Lot 73

Thomas Brooks Walnut Renaissance Library Table

Thomas Brooks library table has a green felt top, burled walnut apron with one drawer, and four matching medallions with acanthus...

Lot 74

Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989)

Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989), "Divine Comedy - Purgatory 5," wood engraving in color, signed lower middle. Dimensions:...

Lot 75

14K Yellow Gold Brooch and Pendant

14K yellow gold brooch and pendant includes 14 single cut diamonds, 1 on each point which is approximately 2.20 mm in diameter....

Lot 76

Marble and Gilt Bronze Sinumbra Lamp

Sinumbra lamp has a stepped white marble base with gilt center post leading to the bell-shaped cut glass shade having hanging...

Lot 77

14K White Gold Diamond Halo Ring

14K white gold diamond halo ring includes 13 mine cut diamonds in a white gold setting. The center diamond is approximately 6 mm...

Lot 78

Euro Saarinen "Tulip" Knoll Table

Eero Saarinen, "Tulip" Knoll side table has a circular green & white striated marble top with tapered bottom edge which is...

Lot 79

22K Yellow Gold Diamond & Sapphire Sphinx Earrings

22K yellow gold, diamond & sapphire sphinx earrings featuring a Sphinx in the center. Each earring includes 30 full cut diamonds...

Lot 80

Lion Head Walnut Round Table

Lion head walnut round table has a circular top with floral carved apron, being supported by lion heads having scrolled and...

Lot 81

Jean-Baptiste Germain (1841-1910), Bronze

Large bronze sculpture of a man wearing a loincloth & playing a harp, in good original patina. Signed J.B. Germain. Dimensions:...

Lot 82

Hook & Ladder Company Wooden Hat Sign

Unusual wooden 3 dimensional sign in the form of a 19th century fireman's hat, with painted decoration for 2nd Division Hook &...

Lot 83

Pairpoint "Touraine" Table Lamp

Pairpoint Touraine shade has a domical form with multi-colored butterflies and stylized flowers against a green foliate...

Lot 84

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901), "Moulin Rouge - La Goulue," lithograph, commissioned by the Moulin Rouge, Paris,...

Lot 85

Pair of Gilt Bronze Figural Paneled Wall Sconces

Figural gilt bronze wall sconces depict a putti playing a drum having scrolling and acanthus designs at their waist, the frame of...

Lot 86

18K Yellow Gold Clown Brooch & 14K Bear Brooch.

18K yellow gold clown brooch & 14K bear brooch. The yellow gold bear brooch has a ruby in it's mouth that is approximately 2.58...

Lot 87

Large Mystery Swinger Clock "Excelsior"

Large mystery swinger clock, titled "Excelsior", having a spelter robed male figure holding a mallet in his right hand and the...

Lot 88

Walter Durfee 9 Tube Oak Grandfather Clock

Walter Durfee, number 5, oak 9 tube grandfather clock with a large brass dial having a 12 in. silvered chapter ring with applied...

Lot 89

Mead Cycle Company "Ranger" Bicycle

Mead Cycle Company "Ranger" bicycle in untouched, original condition. The bike has rear and front lights, two headlights on the...

Lot 90

Three Train Austrian Silk Thread Wall Clock

Austrian silk thread wall clock having a 4 3/4 in. silvered dial with black Roman hour numerals, machined center, and pierced...

Lot 91

Steuben Blue Aurene Single Stump Vase

Steuben single stump bud vase has an electric blue iridescent surface; signed on the underside, "Aurene, 2741." Dimensions: 12...

Lot 92

14K Yellow Gold & Diamond Tennis Bracelet

14K yellow gold & diamond tennis bracelet includes 48 full cut K color diamonds that are each approximately 3.25 mm in diameter...

Lot 93

Clock Peddler Whistler Automaton

Whistler automaton has a carved figure of a clock peddler holding a clock in his right hand that has a scene with a chalet and...

Lot 94

Pairpoint "Exeter" Boudoir Lamp

Pairpoint "Exeter" shade with a reverse painted scene of birds perched on foliate branches surrounded by pink & white apple...

Lot 95

Rosewood 3 Train Gothic Fusee Wall Clock

Wall clock has a rosewood case with gothic designs and a shield motif at the top; enclosed in the case is a 3 train, fusee...

Lot 96

Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Lamp

Mid-century modern lamp has a circular marble base supporting the bronze tubular stem that curls over at the top to support the...

Lot 97

Shearer Country Store Oak Seed Counter

Nice size oak seed counter with 15 display windows & 15 adjoining storage drawers behind. Brass plaque reads: " The Shearer...

Lot 98

English Two Weight Mahogany Wall Clock

English mahogany wall clock has a 2 weight time & strike movement with 12 inch painted metal dial & arched mirrored throat glass....

Lot 99

Leaded Glass Window Panel

Leaded glass window has ribbon designs with floral wreaths hanging below and geometric patterns throughout. Frame: 44 in. high x...

Lot 100

French Gilt Bronze Cartel Clock

French cartel clock in gilt bronze with rococo style filigree decoration and a figural dolphin at the upper cartouche; 8 day...