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3-3-17 Hastings Estate Auction # 2

Very Important Single Estate Auction Event

Selling for the Estate of Elmer F. Hastings Founder of Hastings Hatchery Parsonsburg, MD!!

8000 Esham Road, Parsonsburg, MD 21849

FRIDAY MARCH 3, 2017 @ 4:37 PM



 18th and 19th Century Furniture and Artwork, Sterling Silver, Porcelains, Bronzes, Art Glass, Primitives, Persian Rugs and more. Items by makers including: Tiffany & Co., Galle’, Stueben, Meissen, Loetz, Chinese Export & others!

Auctioneer’s Note:  Elmer F. Hastings founded Hastings Hatchery in 1917 and by the mid 1950’s the hatchery had grown to be one of the largest hatcheries in the country with locations in Maryland, Arkansas, and Georgia. Mr. and Mrs. Agnes Hastings were avid collectors of fine antiques and purchased only the most genuine items while traveling on business throughout the United States. Over the period of their lifetime Mr. and Mrs. Hastings amassed a collection rivaling any other in the area. From fine porcelains and bronzes to artwork, period furniture and Persian carpets, simply put, if they liked something they bought it, no matter what the price. Never has a collection of this magnitude and historical importance been offered here locally on the Eastern Shore.  Allen & Marshall Auctions is pleased to offer this exquisite private collection at a once in a lifetime completely cataloged public auction and cordially invite you to join us for an unforgettable auction event!!

Directions: Our Auction Facility is located in Parsonsburg on the Eastern Shore of Maryland Approx. 100 Miles north of Norfolk, VA, 55 Miles South of Dover, DE, 100 East of Washington, DC and 18 miles West of Ocean City, MD. At the intersection of Rt. 50 and the Rt. 13 Bypass merge onto Rt. 50 East towards Ocean City and follow for 3.9 miles to the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd. Turn North (left) onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O. C. Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to burgundy/tan building on left.

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Online Bidding: This is an LIVE Auction held at the Allen & Marshall Auction Facility. We are offering Internet Absentee bidding on  276 +/- lots on the Allen & Marshall Bidding System. Bidding opened on Tue  Jan. 10th. You can bid at any time up until 3 PM on Friday March 3rd, 2017. At 3 PM the internet bidding will close and the bids will be uploaded into our Auction Software. You will have the option of bidding the starting or current bid after you register for the Auction. You do have the option of placing a higher bid by typing your maximum bid on the lots you are interested in. For Example if you are interested in lot # 250 (The Whatchamacallit). Lets say the current bid is $500. You have the option of bidding the next increment of $525. In this case that would be the starting bid during the live Auction. If someone in the crowd bids $550 you would be out and have no way to bid again unless you were here at the auction. You could place a maximum bid on the lot of say $1,250.00 Once the bids are downloaded the Auctioneer will bid for you up to your maximum bid amount. In this case the Auctioneer would would bid for you up through your $1,250.00 bid. If the competitive bidding stopped at $1,125 than that’s what you would Pay (Plus Buyer Premium and Tax)


18th Cent Furniture: Beautiful American Baltimore Hepplewhite serpentine front three drawer over four door sideboard with bell flower inlay, banded stringer and shell inlay throughout with brass pulls circa 1790, American Delaware Valley Walnut Queen Anne 2pc high boy with convex shell carved apron cabriolet legs with shell carved knees and tri-fed feet with original plate and bail basses circa 1760,  American Philadelphia Mahogany Lowboy/Dressing table four drawers, flat top, molded edge, carved quarter columns carved convex shell apron over cabriolet legs and shell carved knees with bird ball in claw feet and original plate and bail brasses circa 1750, John Elliott, London, Mahogany Chippendale transitional 8 day long case clock with brass decorated face, bell shaped bonnet, three original gilt urn and flame finials, four fully carved columns to bonnet, long door in waist and flat bracket feet circa 1760, American Massachusetts Mahogany fall front writing desk with fitted interior, slide out well, secret year comportment, pigeon holed block interior enclosed by 14”fall front writing board and four graduated block front drawers with original plate and bail brasses, ogee bracket feet and four plate and bail side lift handles circa 1780,  Walnut Queen Anne tilt top tri-fed dish top table with Queen Anne pad foot circa 1770, English Mahogany Queen Anne gate leg drop leaf dining table circa 1750, American Mahogany Chippendale six drawer chest of drawers original rosette and bail brasses and bracket feet, Mahogany Queen Anne transitional framed beveled looking glass with etched star in center of mirror and gold leaf medallion circa 1750,  James Memefs, Johnshaven, Scottish Mahogany and Oak 8 day grandfather clock with broken arch top and brass face circa 1790 and more this is only a partial listing.

19th Cent Furniture: American Mahogany Sheraton three drawer over four door sideboard with flame grain and reeded columns over round turned legs with plate and bail brasses and carved gallery circa 1830, American Philadelphia Mahogany Chippendale style two section high boy with Broken arch pediment, carved rosettes, three turned flame finials, carved concave shell with vine over foliated cabriole legs with ball in claw feet, Extremely hard to find matched Pair of Delaware Valley Sheraton Period Mahogany flip top swing leg serpentine front game tables with reeded legs circa 1820,  American Delaware Valley Mahogany four poster bed with acanthus leaf and ribbed columns, gothic arch panel bed board, fitted sunburst canopy with side curtains and wooden cornice, Pair of early 19th cent gold-leaf decorated bullseye pier mirrors with six arm candelabras and dolphin fish flamed finials, American Mahogany Empire style floral fruit basket and pineapple carved three pedestal gate-leg dining table with gadrooning around edges, carved animal paw feet and winged cornucopia circa 1850, American Charlestown Mahogany double four poster canopy bed with rice and acanthus leaf carved pillars and Marlborough legs with fitted flat canopy, Montgomery County Pennsylvania solid Cherry two pc 12 light corner cabinet, with turkey breast shelves and double bottom doors circa 1840, American New York Regency Period Mahogany hinged top sewing table/ladies desk with hinged flat top, ribbed edge, two drawers with rosette ring pulls, canted corners and four turned supports on platform terminating in hairy animal paw feet with foliated carved knees on brass roller casters circa 1820, American New York Belter style highly carved open arm chair with open carved acanthus leaf splat, upholstered seat and cabriole legs circa 1850, (7) Baltimore Mahogany and Flame Grain Burl Empire style urn splat saber leg slip seat side chairs circa 1830, English William and Mary style wooden and cane back and cane seat court arm chair with elaborate carving and barley twist stretcher base, French highly decorated single door mirrored back Vitrine with gilt on brass Ormolu , curved glass sides and pink marble top, Jacobean revival style 20th Century Walnut octagon library table with decorative carved pedestal, Jacobean style highly carved pink marble tavern stand with carved gargoyle stretcher base, English Oak highly carved open arm chair with carved lions heads crest over highly carved splat, tapestry seat and stretcher base, Emerald marble Corinthian column pedestal, Beautiful French Gold decorated singled door mirrored back marble top Vitrine with hand painted nude scene and violins, Pair of Queen Anne style Massachusetts wing chairs with flat crest rail, side attached wings, rolled arms, loose seat cushion stylized cabriole legs in upholstered gold cut velvet upholstery, Federal Period oval carved heat screen with inset tapestry and pine cone finials circa 1850, English Mahogany Hepplewhite drop-leaf single drawer table circa 1810, Mahogany Hepplewhite inlaid single drawer drop leaf table with string inlay and tapered leg circa 1840, English Mahogany Queen Anne stretcher base wing chair with Cabriole leg circa 1830, English Mahogany Chippendale mirror with Fleur de lis crest circa 1810,  American, Massachusetts Sheraton flip top card table with bowed front, serpentine sides and carved stylized fruit apron circa 1810, Federal Mahogany spider leg tilt top lamp table circa 1820, Beautiful French beveled glass Cheval mirror with inlaid frame and mother of pearl decoration, Large Victorian Walnut and Burl Eastlake decorated five door four drawer bookcase with original hardware circa 1880 and much more this is only a partial listing.

Persian Rugs: Marvelous mid-19th Century Iranian Sarouk Tree of Life prayer rug, Iranian wool pile Bokhara area rug circa 1870, Pair of Superb Iranian Kashan mid 19th Century wool pile prayer rugs with palace decorated border, Palace size Iranian floral red and navy Sarouk area rug (20ft 3” x 10ft 11”) 2nd quarter 20th cent,  (2) Japanese wool pile area rug with floral and butterfly design 1st quarter 20th century,  (2) Iranian wool pile floral area rugs, Persian 12ft x 2ft 4” wool pile runner, Lauer Kuman animal decorated area rug, Persian wool Pile Tabreze rug circa 1870, Maroon floral Kirmen 2nd quarter 20th Century and more!

Bronzes/ Marble Statues: Bronze statue of Saint George on stump with sword signed Bayre 1868 by Antoine Louis Bayre (Paris 1796-1875), Reduction Mecanique A. Collas French Bronze statue of “Diana the Huntress” deer hunter 31 ¼” high circa 1880, “The Rape of Lucrece” hand sculpted marble statue with raised wings, Italian sculpted white and emerald marble bust of small girl with hood in signed Sarchi 1869, Beautiful bronze sculpture of Victorian women by signed Maclean, Bronze sculpture of young women with beautiful brown patina by A. Collas Brevete Reduction Mechanique, bronze sculpture of Roman warrior with helmet, Italian 34”marble sculpture of women with dog reading a book, Sculpted bronze nude male sculpture by A. Collas Brevete Reduction Mechanique,  Bronze sculpted statuette of women w/ lyre harp, sculpted Italian marble nude statuette, marble nude sculpture of women leaning on tree trunk and many others.

Art Glass/Glassware: L.C. Tiffany & Co. green and white opalescent figural Favrille ruffled lily vase w/ brilliant colors, L.C. Tiffany & Co.  6 ¾” Favrille gold art glass vase, D’ Argental floral cameo cut vase w/ enameled leaf decoration, Galle’ floral cameo cut yellow font bud vase with green fern floral decoration, Galle’ floral cameo vase with ivy vine motif in brown and green coloration, Loetz hand blown fuchsia floral enameled peacock pattern vase, Steuben American Favrille glass oviform gold glaze vase incised Steuben also with original label, Pair of 19th century American flashed cranberry wine decanters with clear stops, Victorian white opalescent diamond quilted pattern hand blown water pitcher, Pair of beautiful blue Bohemian cut to clear cobalt stag decorated vases with decorated rim, Victorian amberina diamond quilted 3pc lemonade set, Victorian cranberry to clear diamond pattern water pitcher, Victorian cranberry to clear hand blown water pitcher with ruffled top, Victorian Bohemian cut to clear cordial decanter with heart cathedral pattern and original matching stopper,  Victorian 7pc hand painted pedestalled lemonade set with hand decorated motif, English cranberry 7pc epergne with 3 floating holders, Pair of early American hand blown etched cranberry to clear handled wine decanters with leaf decoration and original stoppers, Victorian cranberry white cased glass lusters with cut prisms, Pair of Cranberry to clear decorated art glass bud vases, Bohemian cut to clear vase with stag and castle motif, and much more! Please view for all details.

Primitives: Pair of English Mahogany Chippendale knife boxes with star inlay, fitted interior and sterling silver shield escutcheon circa 1790, Two gallon stoneware handled four line incised whiskey jug by Peter Herman, D. J. Halloway & Co. Wholesale and Retail Liquor Dealer, Salisbury, MD, Peter Hermon floral decorated 2 ½ gallon eared stoneware 6 line incised crock by I Toadvine, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Dry Goods and Grocery, Main Street, Salesbury, MD, Pair of William Porters and Sons, 271 Pearl Street, New York 19th Cent Port and Starboard marine lanterns, 1 ½ gallon blue stoneware floral decorated eared cake crock, 1 ½ gallon blue stoneware floral decorated crock, Phoenixville, PA Etruscan Majolica covered sugar container with seashell and coral design, Late Victorian brass ink stand set with removable inkwells and double handled tray, American Pennsylvania Cherry handled brass bed warmer with decorated pan, Large heavy brass handled oriental floral dogwood flower decorated fireplace hot water kettle, English Tantalus liquor set with black lacquer and brass inlay lift top box, Eastern Shore Bulbous Split Oak wool gathering basket with double wooden handles, Delaware Valley tri-color coverlet circa 1870 and much more!

18th and 19th Century Silver:  Tiffany and Company sterling silver aesthetic movement 6pc highly decorated engraved and embossed Coffee and Tea set with hot water samovar, coffee pot, tea pot, sugar, creamer and waste bowl all with cherub finials, set of (16) Sterling silver 4 ¼” wines, sterling silver 14” floral decorated and scrolled flower vase, Late 19th Cent sterling silver colonial scene decorated tea strainer, English Hallmarked silver on copper double handled highly decorated floral serving tray, Sterling silver double spout highly decorated punch ladle, Set of (12) sterling silver pedestaled punch cups, Pair of English silver on copper double handled wine coolers with grape and cable motif and removable inserts circa 1875, S. Kirk and Son Sterling silver Repousse pattern handled sugar and creamer, Set of (6) Steiff Rose sterling silver dessert forks, Set of (6) J.P. Morrill Co. monogrammed coin silver spoons, Set of (14) mother of pearl handled fruit carving set with sterling decorative bands, English silver on copper three arm candelabra, Mid 19th Century English R & B Co. decorated hand chased silver on copper hot water kettle with stand, Tiffany & Co.  sterling silver cup and more!

Fine Porcelain/Lamps: 18th Century French brass oil lamp with cast brass decorated font and marble base etched Paris 1794, Beautiful English cut Rubina Corinthian Column oil lamp with marble base circa 1870, Pair of beautiful Victorian cut to clear milk glass to cranberry font floral table lamps w/ brass column and marble base,  Victorian Alabaster sculpted lamp with facial sculpted font and fruit decoration, Bohemian ruby cut to clear table lamp with stag and castle font, marble column and base and matching ruby finial, Early Italian Capodimonte porcelain Victorian women, Early Meissen Porcelain mythological sculpture of nude women holding shell of cherubs, Austrian Porcelain figurine of chording women with fan, German porcelain figurine of Victorian musicians, Pair of Austrian porcelain figural sea dragon and shell vases, Victorian hand painted Porcelain and cloisonné’ urn with decorated stop and signed painted font signed Quentin, Victorian pressed glass parlor lamp with marble and brass column pedestal circa 1880, Ruby cut to clear bohemian table lamp with brass and marble base, Pair of sculpted alabaster table lamps, Victorian Cranberry etched to clear floral pattern oil lamp with brass column and marble base, and more!

Artwork:  Large Italian Venetian Oil Painting of canal scene, gondolas and figures in gesso gilt foliated wood frame circa 1700, Beautiful framed oil on canvas of hen and seven chicks in the yard by listed artist Jules Bahieu, Belgium 1860, framed oil on canvas of civil war battle scene by Abraham. Zwahler (Switzerland 1830-1903), Framed Italian Oil on canvas of River Scene with three bridges in beautiful gesso frame circa 1850 signed Seymour on back of canvas, Framed Italian Oil on canvas of harbor with bridge signed Sigmorina February 1847, Italian Venetian oil painting of canal scene in gesso gilt foliated wood frame, signed Seymour on reverse of canvas circa 1850, Framed Oil on Canvas of Italian Church by Signtorini Giavanni Dipinse Firenze 1849, Pair of Dutch origin mid 19th cent framed oil on canvas river scenes unsigned in gold gesso frame, Late 18th Century Venetian oil on canvas of Venice Canal with gondolas and figures,  Japanese hand woven embroidered silk on silk tapestry with temple and bird design in gold frame circa 1850, Venetian framed oil on canvas of river scene signed Giovanni Signorini 1845, Framed mid 19th Century Venetian oil on canvas harbor scene signed D. Seymour on rear canvas in gesso decorated frame,  Venetian framed oil on canvas of signed D. Seymour on reverse side in highly decorated Gesso frame, Beautiful Victorian religious framed oil on board of “Madonna the Chair” in large gold leaf cherub decorated frame with floral designs, Large Nautical framed oil on canvas of “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee” in large gold leaf decorated frame, Framed Oil on Canvas fruit and flower still life signed WM. Raymond 1879, Mid 19th Century framed Oil on Canvas of Madonna and child in beautiful gold gesso frame with triple cherub’s head finial, Framed early Chromolithograph of John Carrol prepared by Edward Welch New York, Framed oil on panel self portrait of Rembrandt circa 1810 by unknown artist, framed Italian religious oil on canvas of Joseph and Mary in large gold leaf frame, Early reverse paint on glass portrait of George Washington in gold frame circa 1840 and more this is only a partial listing please view for all details.

China: Important very early Canton platter with beautiful orange peel back and provenance circa 1810, Set of (6) Austrian decorated oyster plates with gold enamel borders, Japanese Imari 8 sided platter with flower basket and bird design circa 1870, several early Canton platters, Mid 19th Canton chop plate charger, Early Leedsware soft paste water pitcher with floral design circa 1820, Victorian satin glass pumpkin shaped floral decorated biscuit jar with crab decorated gold enameled lid and handle circa 1890, Japanese Imari floral decorated ribbed milk pitcher, Pair of Meissen floral decorated serving bowls with gold enamel borders, Meissen 42pc floral decorated and gold enamel tea and coffee set with figural gold enamel bird spout, Blue Delft tall decorated bud vase with Dutch Windmill landscape scene, Late 19th Century Canton covered rice bowl,  Early Royal Daulton US Patent floral hand painted flower jardinière, Pair of blue cobalt decorated glazed double handled vases with floral motif and more!

Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 15% Buyer Premium. 5% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Auction conducted onsite at the Allen & Marshall Auction Facility.  Some seating provided. Food served.

Auction preview: Thursday March 2rd , 2016 from 5-7pm & Day of the Auction  12 PM through the start of the Auction.

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