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Lot 4001

$275

Details: Antique Silver Military Pocket Watch, Marchand Cylindrel 4 Rubis.

Handsome silver case pocket watch. White watch face, hour, minute and chronograph. Includes chain, and winding key. Decorative engraving on back of watch case depicting a drum, sword, powder flask. Appears to be in working order when wound. Glass front.

Measures approx. 2" in diameter, 1/2" thickness.

This lot is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.

National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.

Condition / Notes: This antique pocket watch is in working order. Shows handsomely, with mild wear and age. Small discoloration on watch face between 2 and 3 o'clock. Includes winding key, attached to chain.
Lot 4002

$850

Details: Geometric SALVATORE GRIPPI OIL ON CANVAS Artist Signed 2007 Abstract Expressionist New York School Decorative Home/Office/Studio Original Artwork Unique

This oil on canvas bears the signature of its creator, noted New York School artist Salvatore Grippi, is dated 2007 and measures approximately 50" x 60".

Worth Auctions is pleased to be offering a number of rare works by the important New York School painter Salvatore Grippi, who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Kline during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s. In 1968, Grippi established the art department at Ithaca College, where he taught until 1991. In 2011, he was honored with a solo retrospective at Cornell University's Johnson Museum of Art. This was the last time that Grippi's work was displayed in his hometown - until now. Worth Auctions is pleased and proud to be offering Grippi’s works to the public. He was a significant figure in postwar abstraction and his work from this period has graced the walls of MoMA, the Whitney, and the Met but has seldom appeared at auction. It is fitting that these pieces are being shown and sold here in Ithaca, where Grippi taught and maintained a studio for most of his career, while they are also visible to collectors all over the world.

Please attend our live sale to view this piece and other interesting artwork in person.

Condition / Notes: This piece displays a typical range of age and wear indications.
Lot 4003

$40

Details: 3Pcs This lot consists of antique United States commemorative coins. It includes:

-1861 Half Dollar coin. Obverse shows a seated Lady Liberty in relief with shield marked "LIBERTY", circled by 13 stars and the year "1861". Reverse has relief of the US eagle, shield, arrows and olive branch and reads "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HALF DOLLAR". Edges are scored, and coin measures 30mm in diameter.
-1855 New York State Prohibition token (Maine Law). Obverse reads "STATE OF NEW YORK NO REPEAL JULY 4 1855" with a sunburst and upturned goblet. Reverse reads "TO COMMEMORATE THE PASSAGE OF THE PROHIBITORY LIQUOR LAW" circled by a decorative wreath. There is a small hole drilled in the top. 27mm diameter.
-Token commemorating or advertising the relief fund organized by Colonel James Fisk Jr. after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Obverse shows a relief bust portrait of Fisk and reads "COL. JAMES FISK JR." Reverse shows a steam locomotive train (Fisk was heavily involved in the Erie Railroad) and reads "RELIEF FOR CHICAGO". There is a small hole drilled in the top. 23mm in diameter.

This lot is from the estate of a well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.

Condition / Notes: These tokens and coin are in good to excellent condition and show signs of normal period wear that may include patina, abrasions, rust and soiling. The surfaces show slight wear and are completely legible. The Prohibition token is in particularly good condition.
Lot 4004

$500

Details: Original antique large folio size hand colored stone lithograph by Currier and Ives.

"American Express Train" by Currier and Ives. Measures 31" wide by 22" high.
Condition / Notes: This antique lithograph shows nicely with moderate toning, fading and foxing.
Lot 4005

$60

Details: Vintage Wilcox Crittendon Maritime Boxed Gimbal Compass.

This handsome vintage Wilcox Crittendon gimbal compass is set in a wooden box with sliding lid. Compass and gimbal is in working order, moves fluidly. Compass is made of black colored metal. Bottom is marked,"Made in USA, 42-4." Green manufacturer's label with black writing on inside of box. Made in Middletown, CT by Wilcox Crittendon. Measuring 3 1/2" tall, by 5" wide by 5" deep. Consistent with comparable models made in the 1940's.
Condition / Notes: Shows nicely, with some rubbing and mild to moderate wear on box exterior. Compass has some rubbing on top. The gimbal mechanism and compass are in working order. There is a small nail with the head protruding from lid of case (intended to hold lid closed).
Lot 4006

$225

Details: 5pcs Early Salvatore Grippi INTAGLIO PRINTS/ETCHINGS/ENGRAVINGS 1952-1955 Artist Signed New York School Figurative Abstract Expressionist Niobe Artist Proof Prometheus II

These 5 artist signed intaglio prints, etchings, and engravings are early works by noted New York School artist Salvatore Grippi. The pieces date between 1952 and 1955.

The prints range in size; the largest piece measures approximately 27.5" x 19.5" and the smallest measures approximately 12.5" x 9.25".

Worth Auctions is pleased to be offering a number of rare works by the important New York School painter Salvatore Grippi, who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Kline during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s. In 1968, Grippi established the art department at Ithaca College, where he taught until 1991. In 2011, he was honored with a solo retrospective at Cornell University's Johnson Museum of Art. This was the last time that Grippi's work was displayed in his hometown - until now. Worth Auctions is pleased and proud to be offering Grippi’s works to the public. He was a significant figure in postwar abstraction and his work from this period has graced the walls of MoMA, the Whitney, and the Met but has seldom appeared at auction. It is fitting that these pieces are being shown and sold here in Ithaca, where Grippi taught and maintained a studio for most of his career, while they are also visible to collectors all over the world.

Please attend our live sale to view these prints and other interesting artwork in person.
Condition / Notes: These pieces show nicely though some display indications of age and wear including light toning and marginal chipping.
Lot 4007

$350

Details: Original antique large folio size hand colored stone lithograph by Currier and Ives.

"Trotting Stallion Tom Moore, Driven by Tom Mace" by Currier and Ives. Measures 30" wide by 22" high.
Condition / Notes: This antique lithograph shows nicely, with moderate toning, foxing, and staining.
Lot 4008

$175

Details: Antique Nottingham English wood mahogany fly fishing reel.

Antique Nottingham 2 3/4" wood fly reel, with brass foot, brass back and mahogany crank handles. Overall dimensions are 4" diameter, 3" wide (to tip of crank handles).

"Historically, back at the turn of the century, in England, there was a place called Nottingham Forest, where beautiful mahogany trees grew. The local wood carvers used the mahogany wood to carve all sorts of things, from duck decoys to fishing reels. This reel was of that era. We know it was carved before World War I because with the outbreak of hostilities, brass became unavailable as it all was used for shell casings. Thus, came the name "NOTTINGHAM FLY REEL"." - AntiqueFlyReel.com

Condition / Notes: This handsome antique fly fishing reel, shows nicely with mild to moderate age and wear. Turns stiffly, some rubbing on wood and hardware. Mahogany on cranks shows significant age, with some cracking. Some mild patina on brass.
Lot 4009

$600

Details: Ithaca Area Artist WILLIAM CHARLES BAKER Antique Artist Signed Oil Painting On Board Landscape Cornell University Professor Original New York Artwork NY Nature

This antique landscape oil painting on board is signed by its creator, noted Ithaca area artist and Cornell professor William Charles Baker.

The painting measures approximately 13.5" x 11.5".

Baker (1872-1958) began his professional career as a student at Cornell University when some of his professors noted his talent for illustration and sought him out to provide drawings for science publications. He went on to teach Freehand Drawing at Cornell and spent the better part of his life drawing and painting landscapes in and around Ithaca, New York. According to the "Cornell University Faculty Memorial Statement" commemorating his death, Baker "Loved the Finger Lakes countryside and captured on canvas its seasonal changes and atmospheric qualities in a way that has caused countless others to see it with new appreciation. His paintings have been exhibited in Paris and many American cities, including New York, Philadelphia, and Buffalo."

Please attend our live sale to view this painting and other interesting artwork in person.

Condition / Notes: This piece shows nicely displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications. There is some mild, age-related craquelure in the green leaves of the tree. Though framed, the piece is not behind glass. The painting has not been examined outside of its frame.
Lot 4010

$1100

Details: Reclining Figures SALVATORE GRIPPI OIL ON MASONITE Artist Signed 1958 Abstract Expressionist New York School Decorative Home/Office/Studio Original Artwork Unique

This oil on masonite beasr the signature of its creator, noted New York School artist Salvatore Grippi and is dated 1958.

This piece measures approximately 35" x 19".

Worth Auctions is pleased to be offering a number of rare works by the important New York School painter Salvatore Grippi, who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Kline during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s. In 1968, Grippi established the art department at Ithaca College, where he taught until 1991. In 2011, he was honored with a solo retrospective at Cornell University's Johnson Museum of Art. This was the last time that Grippi's work was displayed in his hometown - until now. Worth Auctions is pleased and proud to be offering Grippi’s works to the public. He was a significant figure in postwar abstraction and his work from this period has graced the walls of MoMA, the Whitney, and the Met but has seldom appeared at auction. It is fitting that these pieces are being shown and sold here in Ithaca, where Grippi taught and maintained a studio for most of his career, while they are also visible to collectors all over the world.

Please attend our live sale to view this piece and other interesting artwork in person.

Condition / Notes: This piece displays a typical range of age and wear indications.
Lot 4011

$60

Details: Artist Signed Nude SALVATORE GRIPPI WATERCOLOR Abstract Expressionist New York School Decorative Home/Office/Studio Original Artwork Unique Vintage

This watercolor bears the signature of its creator, noted New York School artist Salvatore Grippi.

This piece measures approximately 18" x 24".

Worth Auctions is pleased to be offering a number of rare works by the important New York School painter Salvatore Grippi, who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Kline during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s. In 1968, Grippi established the art department at Ithaca College, where he taught until 1991. In 2011, he was honored with a solo retrospective at Cornell University's Johnson Museum of Art. This was the last time that Grippi's work was displayed in his hometown - until now. Worth Auctions is pleased and proud to be offering Grippi’s works to the public. He was a significant figure in postwar abstraction and his work from this period has graced the walls of MoMA, the Whitney, and the Met but has seldom appeared at auction. It is fitting that these pieces are being shown and sold here in Ithaca, where Grippi taught and maintained a studio for most of his career, while they are also visible to collectors all over the world.

Please attend our live sale to view this piece and other interesting artwork in person.

Condition / Notes: This piece displays a typical range of age and wear indications and may show some light toning or display minor marginal creasing.
Lot 4012

$225

Details: 4pcs Geometric Abstract Expressionist SALVATORE GRIPPI 2001-2007 Artist Signed Colored Pencil/Pastel Drawings Watercolor Painting New York School Art

These 4 geometric abstract expressionist pieces are signed by their creator, noted New York School artist Salvatore Grippi, and dated between 2001 and 2008. There are 3 colored pencil and pastel drawings and 1 watercolor painting featured in this group.

The pieces range in size; the largest piece measures approximately 22" x 30" and the smallest measures approximately 19" x 24".

Worth Auctions is pleased to be offering a number of rare works by the important New York School painter Salvatore Grippi, who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Kline during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s. In 1968, Grippi established the art department at Ithaca College, where he taught until 1991. In 2011, he was honored with a solo retrospective at Cornell University's Johnson Museum of Art. This was the last time that Grippi's work was displayed in his hometown - until now. Worth Auctions is pleased and proud to be offering Grippi’s works to the public. He was a significant figure in postwar abstraction and his work from this period has graced the walls of MoMA, the Whitney, and the Met but has seldom appeared at auction. It is fitting that these pieces are being shown and sold here in Ithaca, where Grippi taught and maintained a studio for most of his career, while they are also visible to collectors all over the world.

Please attend our live sale to view these pieces and other interesting artwork in person.
Condition / Notes: These pieces show nicely displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications.
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