Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863-1923), oil on canvas, 7-1/2 x 12-1/2 in., $50,000-100,000

MARCH 30 & 31, 2019: IMPORTANT ESTATES AUCTION

Over 1,000 lots sold in TWO* sessions

SESSION I
IMPORTANT FINE ART | AUTOGRAPHS | ASIAN | DECORATIVE ARTS | FURNITURE

Saturday, March 30, 1pm (lots 1-499)

SESSION II
JEWELRY | SILVER | DECORATIVE ARTS

Sunday, March 31, 12pm (lots 500-1,000)


FEATURING:

The estate of J.D. McClatchy (1945-2018) (64 lots)

American poet, librettist, literary critic, finalist for the Pulizer Prize in poetry and former president of The American Academy of Arts and Letters, Stonington CT. The estate features Mr. McClatchy’s extensive collection of Literary & Musical Autographs & Manuscripts (lots 60-103) which not only reflects his tastes as a collector, but as a major American artist and “one of the country’s foremost men of letters” (The New York Times). The estate also features a fine collection of Japanese Prints (lots 239-251) gifted to Mr. McClatchy from his close friend, the seminal American poet and Merrill-Lynch heir James Merrill.

The estate of John F. Ball (1930-2018) (95 lots)

Former film & television executive, Greenwich CT. Mr. Ball’s estate features important Luminist Paintings (lots 18, 21, 22), a fine collection of Chinese Jades (lots 115-125), and an extensive collection of 18th Century French Porcelain (lots 140-199). He was the son-in-law to Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990), whom Christie’s had called “the last of a generation of great post-war collectors” in their catalog for her 1991 estate auction. Many of the items to be offered were formerly part of her collection.


SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS


Auction location

608 Old Post Road
Bedford, NY 10506

(Please park across the street at St. Patrick’s Church)

Preview Times

Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2pm-8pm
Thursday, Mar. 28, 12pm-6pm
Friday, Mar. 29, 10am-6pm
Saturday, Mar. 30, 10am-12:30pm (Session I starts at 1pm)
Sunday, Mar. 31, 10am-11:30am (Session II starts at 12pm)


IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PICKUP

Please note that pickup at the auction location is only available on Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 2nd. If you plan to pickup on either of these days please notify us via email (info@butterscotchauction.com) so we don’t take your items back to our storage facility. Afterwards, pickup is by appointment only.

If you are bidding online, we will not be able to process your invoice until Sunday night after the auction. Therefore, you cannot pickup until Monday, April 1.


CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS FOR THE JULY 21st AUCTION


Buying at Butterscotch Auction Gallery

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Butterscotch Auction presents three large, well-curated estate auctions each year.  Having been in business for over three decades, the gallery has developed a reputation for finding local hidden treasures and presenting a wide variety of material.  Each auction is unique, so be sure to stay in touch by joining our email list or following us on Facebook.

Currently accepting consignments for our July 21, 2019 auction
Consignment deadline: June 14, 2019
Contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of paintings, furniture, jewelry, Asian works of art, decorative arts, carpets, or any item of value.  Specializing in estates, we sell just about everything under the sun.



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About Butterscotch Auction Gallery

As well as conducting auctions, Butterscotch Auction offers extensive appraisal services, primarily for Estate tax liability and Estate planning purposes, though we also appraise single items for Insurance and informational purposes. All appraisals are USPAP-compliant and our appraisers have expertise in a myriad of areas.

Founded in 1987 by fine art appraiser Paul D. Marinucci, Butterscotch Auctioneers & Appraisers has established itself as one of the preeminent estate auction houses in the greater New York City area.  It is the oldest and foremost auction of Westchester County, NY, and has developed a reputation for great serviceability and high-quality merchandise among consignors and buyers alike.