The June Auction

Sunday, June 5, 2016
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The June Auction

Rare Chinese Export 'Lady Washington States China' Plate leads the June Auction. 
Capturing the attention of public institutions and private collectors alike, the 'Lady Washington States China' plate soared above its $25,000-50,000 pre-sale estimate when it fetched $244,000 in The June Auction.  The plate is an example from Martha Washington's porcelain tea service of approximately 40 pieces, presented to her in April 1796 by the Dutch trader Andreas van Braam Houckgeest. Designed for Mrs. Washington by van Braam himself, the service celebrated the nascent United States of America through the decorative motif repeated on each piece. Today, fewer than 20 pieces of the remarkable service remain.

Jewelry by Cartier, paintings by Mary CassattWilliam Bradford, Albert Backus, and James Buttersworth, and important American furniture also achieved top results.



Important Chinese Export 'Lady Washington States China' Plate, ca. 1796
diameter: 9 3/8 in.

  • Sale price: $244,000

Mary Stevenson Cassatt
(American, 1844-1926)
Augusta with Her Forefinger on Her Cheek, 1910
oil on canvas
27 x 22 1/2 in.

  • Sale price: $231,800

Cartier, France
18K White Gold, Diamond, Carved Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire "Tutti Frutti" Earclips

  • Sale price: $24,400

William Bradford
(American, 1823-1892)
Arctic Sunset off Labrador, 1872
oil on canvas
9 x 14 in.

  • Sale price: $57,950

Rare Chippendale Carved Cherrywood Desk and Bookcase
attributed to Calvin Willey, probably Lenox, Massachusetts, ca. 1790

  • Sale price: $91,500

James Edward Buttersworth
(British/American, 1844-1926)
Volunteer & Thistle with All Sails Full
oil on canvas
8 x 12 in.

  • Sale price: $67,100

Rare Pair of Federal Carved Mahogany Side Chairs
attributed to Samuel McIntire, Salem, Massachusetts, ca. 1800

  • Sale price: $15,860

Albert Ernest Backus
(American, 1906-1990)
Florida Landscape
oil on canvas
20 x 24 in.

  • Sale price: $24,400

Cartier, France
Platinum, Aquamarine, and Sapphire Ring

  • Sale price: $12,200