Single Owner Collection To Bring Excitement To Alderfer Auction

Two-Days Of Sales Scheduled For Aug. 21 And 22

August 9, 2019

The Richard and Elisabeth Poole collection is slated to sell at Alderfer’s on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 21 and 22. From Rehoboth Beach, Del., the offerings will be over 100 pieces of fine art and designer jewelry. The artwork is by well-known East Coast artists such as Christopher H. Shearer, Charles Gruppe, Carl Weber, Bennett Bradbury, Edmund Darch Lewis and George McConnell. Sapphire, diamond, gemstones and pearls complete the 14-carat gold pins, earrings, bracelets and rings in this grouping.
A live and online collector’s auction will be held on day two. The auction is filled with fine offerings of vehicles, art, antiques, furnishings, decorative accessories and jewelry selected by Alderfer's team of professionals.
Vibrant colors of fine Japanese porcelain, featuring portions of the Drick-Messing collection, compose 70 lots. Showcased are rare and extraordinary examples of Imari, Kutani, Sumida Gawa, Fukugawa and Hirado porcelain.
The jewelry and timepieces make statements with an 18-carat Patek Philippe Calatrava, a ladies 18-carat Tiffany and Co. and 14-carat repeater pocket watch. Period furniture, Stickley mission oak, tiger maple step-back and corner cupboards keep the collector appeal as modern furniture, attributed to Paul McCobb, waits for a discerning buyer. Alderfer Auction’s roots of Bucks County Impressionism are reflected in the fine art of Ranulph Bye, Christopher Willett, Walter E. Baum, Mildred Gehman, Christopher H. Shearer and Bennett Bradbury.
The regional appeal continues with the 15-piece collection of sculpture from Philadelphia artist Joseph Greenberg. His two most notable works are the granite bear and cub in the Philadelphia Zoo, and his magnum opus is the “Symbol of Progress,” a 60-foot sculpture in the heart of Bethlehem, Pa. Fine Art on day two will also include work from world-renowned artists Auguste Rodin, Georges Omerth, and Luigii Settani.
The two days will begin with the online-only single owner Poole collection on Aug. 21 at 8 a.m. The live Discovery Art Auction is Aug. 22 at 9 a.m., which is followed by the live and online Collector’s Auction beginning at 10 a.m. Catalogs can be found by visiting
Alderfer Auction services Montgomery, Bucks, Berks and Chester counties, as well as the Tri-State area.
Alderfer Auction is located at 501 Fairgrounds Road, Hatfield, Pa.
For more information, call 215-393-3000.


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