Rare New Orleans silver fireman's speaking trumpet will headline Crescent City's Nov. 14-15 auction
The auction is an eclectic one, with merchandise ranging from carved wooden santos (small statues of saints or angels) to fine estate jewelry (to include diamonds, rubies, sapphires, Tahitian pearls, tanzanite and tourmaline).
By: Crescent City Auction Gallery
The gallery, at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, will be open for exhibitions beginning Thursday, November 5th, from 10-5 Central time, by appointment only (excluding Sunday). A live Saturday preview will be held November 7th, from 9am to 1pm, also by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call or email. Start times both auction days are 10 am Central time.
The auction is an eclectic one, with merchandise ranging from carved wooden santos (small statues of saints or angels) to fine estate jewelry (to include diamonds, rubies, sapphires, Tahitian pearls, tanzanite and tourmaline). Also offered will be French and American period furniture, original works of art, French clocks, silver, bronzes and wonderful decorative accessories.
The 19th century silver fireman's speaking trumpet is engraved with, "Presented by Star Hook and Ladder Company to Simon Oesterly as a Token of Respect and Acknowledgement of His Services, New Orleans, 1891". It features a mouthpiece of coin silver, with engraved and repousse oak leaf and acorn decoration and weighs a total 26.4 troy oz. (est. $12,000-$18,000)
The legendary Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter (1887-1988) will be represented multiple times in the auction, beginning with a circa 1966 oil on board painting titled The Honky Tonk on Cane River, Saturday Night, which has been authenticated by a Hunter expert. The painting, measuring 15 ½ inches by23 ¾ inches, has a reasonable pre-sale estimate of $2,500-$4,500.
The weekend event is packed with 817 quality lots in a variety of collecting categories. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and BidSquare.com. Absentee and phone bids will be accepted until 1 pm Central time on Thursday, November 12th. A printed catalog is available; call 504-529-5057 or send an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more regarding Crescent City Auction Gallery and the three-day Estates Auction scheduled for November 14th and 15th, visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.