In 1891, the U.S Department of the Interior commissioned Webb C. Ball to create an overarching set of railroad watch qualifiers. Ball partnered with the Waltham Watch Company for the manufacture of the Ball Waltham railroad pocket watch, which set the standard for railroad timekeeping. A Ball Waltham pocket watch from 1899 is highlighted in the upcoming 3rd Thursday Discovery Auction, offered by Witherell’s. With over 300 available lots, the sale will present jewelry, decorative works, and toys.
Featured in the sale is a Navajo rug made by Jennie Lewis. Made with handspun wool, Navajo floor rugs are characterized by defined outer borders, rich colors, and crisp designs. Also among the key lots is a Lucas automobile lantern. Joseph Lucas began producing lamps in 1875 but it was not until the automotive boom of the early 1900s that his company experienced success. Also included is a Donald Duck drummer by Linemar toys. Linemar, a manufacturing and import company for Louis Marx & Co., was established specifically for the importation of battery-operated mechanical toys from Japan. This piece comes in its original box with a wind-up key. View the complete catalog and register to bid online on Witherell’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Art, Jewelry, Watches , Collectibles (341)
# of Lots:341
Price Range:$25 - $1,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Leroy Neiman (1921-2012) Serigraph,|| Estimate: |
|Donald Duck Drummer|| Estimate: |
|1905-13 Pre California State Issued License Plate|| Estimate: |
|1st and 2nd Venom Spider Man|| Estimate: |
|Murano Art Glass Sculpture|| Estimate: |