Towle Silversmiths is believed to be the first and longest operated company in the United States. In 1895, Lucien D. Cole, a designer at the company, introduced the Old Colonial pattern. Inspired by the historic Newburyport area of Massachusetts and 18th-century Philadelphia furniture, Old Colonial is Towle’s longest-running design. The pattern features a glossy finish accented with beads and a pointed tip. The handles show a scroll design with delicate piercing. The upcoming auction, offered by Leonard Auction, will present an 86-piece set of Towle Old Colonial silver flatware. Notably, the spoons have rectangular grooves in the center of their bowls.
Another highlight is a Chinese jade dragon sculpture. Ancient China prized jade as a symbol of purity and moral integrity. The available piece shows a dragon curling itself around a vase that holds flowers, Buddha finger citron, grape clusters, and leaping fish. The vase is in pale lavender with hints of light and darker green. Rounding out the auction is a selection of jewelry, modern furniture, fine art, and timepieces. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (61), Decorative Arts (122), Furniture (22), Jewelry (71), Asian Works of Art (47), Collectibles (46)
# of Lots:422
Price Range:$50 - $3,000
Interesting lots include:
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|18k Gold and Gemstone Necklace|| Estimate: |
|Towle 'Old Colonial' Sterling Silver Flatware|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Jadeite Jade Dragon Vase Carving|| Estimate: |
|Jeff Messerschmidt Pipe Line Series II Chairs|| Estimate: |
|Curt Frankenstein (American, 1920-2009) Acrylic on Board|| Estimate: |