New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, November 6, 2020 -- An online-only Watches, Jewelry & Decorative Arts auction featuring the single-owner lifetime clock collection of Bruce Walsh will be held on Saturday, November 21st, by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., based in New Hamburg. The 298-lot auction will begin at 9 am Eastern time, with online bidding via LiveAuctioneers.com and the Miller & Miller website (MillerandMillerAuctions.com). Phone and absentee bids will be taken.
The auction is a collector’s dream, filled with luxury watches by makers such as Rolex, Omega and Patek Philippe, fine jewelry and a nice mix of decorative art, including the Bruce Walsh clock collection. Offered will be Pairpoint lamps, silver by Buccellati and Georg Jensen, glass by Lalique, paintings and fine art, Asian objects, silver, carvings, decoys, art glass and art pottery.
“Unlocked from old collections and estates is an impressive variety of quality, formal antiques,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “Discerning collectors will appreciate the quality in art, art glass, lamps and clocks. It’s truly an opportunity across the board.”
Miller added, “The name Bruce Walsh has been synonymous with quality clocks for decades. When he called us to sell his collection, I knew we were in for a treat. His attention to detail can be seen in each clock.” A great example is the 1880s William Gilbert Jewelers floor standing regulator in a walnut case with 8-day weight-driven regulator movement (est. $4,000-$6,000).
Also from the Bruce Walsh collection is an early 20th century German Arts & Crafts grandfather clock in a mahogany case attributed to Winterhalder & Hofmeier, ringing the quarters on eight bells and gongs, 87 inches tall; and a 1920s-era tubular grandfather clock, also German-made, chiming on the quarter on five tubes with a choice of two tunes (both clocks est. $2,000-$3,000)
All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars.
Of the lamps and lighting category, Miller said, “Offered is an honest and totally uncirculated collection of Pairpoint lamps. Seeing each illuminated blew me away. All the color, permanence and beauty that was intended is present in abundance.” Two examples up for bid are as follows:
- 1920s Pairpoint reverse painted “Copley” table lamp with acid-etched glass shade (19 ½ inches diameter) with ocean and seagull decoration, on a bronze base, signed “H. Fisher The Pairpoint Corp’n,”, 25 ½ inches tall, professionally rewired (est. $2,500-$3,500).
- 1920s Pairpoint “Bombay” reverse painted table lamp with acid-etched glass shade (17 ½ inches diameter) with Birds of Paradise decoration, on a bronze base, marked “Pairpoint D3050 Made in USA”, 22 inches tall, contemporary brass sockets (est. $2,000-$3,000).
The expected top lots of the auction are actually in the wristwatches category, which will be led by a beautiful Swiss Omega ‘Pre-Moon’ Speedmaster watch (1962, Ref. 105005-62), in a stainless steel case (est. $12,000-$14,000). The watch features a “DON” (dot-over-ninety) bezel and alpha hands, a caliber 321 movement, and engraved to the previous owner on the caseback.
To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions and the firm’s upcoming auctions, visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com.
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