Auction of the Week: Wright 'Objets' sale, December 11, 2018



2018-12-04 14:16:57

Our featured auction this week is the Objet sale at Wright on December 11, which offers a remarkable selection of unusual decorative objects. From Pre-Columbian treasures to 1990s TV memorabilia, here are 10 of our favourite items...

18th Century printing plate

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Etched and incised brass 18th century skull and crossbones printing plate.

United States Air Force rocket model

Estimate: $700 - $900

An enameled copper, brass and aluminium model of a U.S Airforce rocket, made circa 1980.

Spanish Santo head

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

An 18th Century carved wood head from a Spanish religious icon.

Japanese teapot

Estimate: $200 - $300

An early 20th Century lacquered wood, rosewood and copper Japanese teapot.

19th Century alligator candlestick

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Cast and patinated bronze alligator candlestick features a compartment for storing matches.

Hukin & Heath lemon squeezer

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

A silver-plated brass lemon squeezer manufactured circa 1890 by the British silversmiths Hulkin & Heath.

Pre-Columbian mortar and pestle

Estimate: $3,000–5,000

A Pre-Columbian carved stone mortar and pestle in the form of a human head and a skull.

Collection of eighteen toy boat motors

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

A display featuring a collection of vintage toy boat motors, dating from the 1940s to the 1970s.

The Simpsons- Santa's Little Helper model

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Sculpted clay model of the Simpson family dog, circa 1990, from the estate of Sam Simon, a co-creator of The Simpsons.

French electric company emblem

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Early 20th Century, cast bronze company logo of an unknown French electricity company.

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