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Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina sale room but attracts a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and profes...Read more
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Feb 4, 2023
cann of cylindrical form having hand painted floral sprays and borders, gilt highlights, ivory spherical finial, later Belgian silver lid, handle and base rim, rim marked "Simonet 900 Bruxelles", 8-1/4 in.
Note: Wilhelmine Kirby Waller was the granddaughter of Thomas Ellis Kirby, founding partner of the American Art Association, which became the first major auction house in the United States, selling over 60 million dollars worth of art during its existence from 1883-1924. Gustavus Kirby, Wilhelmine's father, was an important member of the American Olympic Committee and was involved in the AAA business with his father. Wilhelmine, a noted equestrienne, focused her pursuits on horse breeding at the successful Tanrackin Farm in Bedford, New York. She was on several Presidential Commissions focusing on conservation and the environment, as well as serving as the President of the Garden Club of America. These objects offered here were passed down through the family and Wilhelmine to the current consignor.
?This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.
Provenance: Estate of Wilhelmine Kirby Waller, Bedford, New York; by descent
base with chips and fleabites to rim, pinholes, anomalies, rough spot where earlier handle possibly mounted, wear to gilt, rubbing, discoloration; silver lid detached, hinge split and off, lid pushed in, ivory finial split and separated but present
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