Cordier’s Summer Auction to Feature Ivory Collection, Rare Persian Painting, and Beatles Recording

August 4, 2016

Forrest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York. The reel-to-reel recording, which was won by the consignor as a radio contest giveaway, will be among the featured lots in Cordier’s August 13 and 14 Antique and Fine Art Auction to be held at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The sale will also be highlighted by a single-owner gold coin collection and almost 200 lots of Asian and Ethnographic Art.


The Beatles recording (est $2,000 - $4,000) will be sold on day one of the two day sale, along with Coins, Jewelry, Silver, and a small grouping of 19th century Russian icons. Among the icons is a beautiful golden 19thcentury Palkh icon of St. George slaying the dragon (est $1,000 - $1,500). Coins will include over 50 lots of gold coins from a single-owner collection, while jewelry offerings include a modernist 14k gemstone brooch (est $1,000 - $1,500).  


Day one will also feature six sterling flatware sets including a Gorham Etruscan set (est $1,000 - $1,200) and a set of Stieff Rose (est $1,500 – $2,000), as well as Tiffany and S. Kirk and Son pieces.


Almost 200 lots of Asian and Ethnographic arts will cross the block on day two, including over 100 lots of ivory. Highlights of those pieces, which mostly hail from the collections of two estates, include a large carved ivory wedding boat (est $5,000 - $8,000), and an animated carved ivory tusk depicting elephants and big cats (est $400 - $600). 


Art will be headlined by a large and beautiful painting by the Iranian artist Nasser Ovissi (est $40,000 - $50,000) as well as three lots of experimental pottery by Richard DeVore, a former master of ceramics at the Cranbook Academy of Art. The pottery pieces, given by DeVore to the consignor, include Two Trees and Secret House (est $500 - $1,000 each).   An intimate watercolor scene by Umberto Cacciarelli (est $2,000 - $3,000) is also among the highlights in the art category. A rare eight day Eli Bentley, Taneytown MD, tall case clock (est $4,000 - $6,000) is to be among the clocks offered.

Umberto CacciarelliBeatles RecordingChinese Wedding BoatNasser Ovissi