EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE is honored to partner with a private museum institution for an auction of art and cultural pieces.
In 1876, the son of a prominent Midwestern family attended the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition and was bitten by the collecting bug. From then into the early 20th century he collected globally, assembling a variety of art and cultural artifacts, including rare Asian antiquities. Upon his death, the collection remained in his family for a time before being given to a local museum in 1938.
Today, the museum’s focus has shifted, and the collection is less relevant to its mission as a whole. After 80 years of storing the pieces, the museum is deaccessioning them. Proceeds will be used to enhance and preserve the museum’s mission-relevant collection.
Archaistic Chinese Jadeite and Gilt Bronze Belt Buckle
A late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) archaistic Chinese brass and jadeite two-piece belt buckle. This buckle has two equal sized pieces, each with rectangular carved pieces of jadeite. The stone is a fine translucent white with faint traces of emerald, and is finely carved to reveal archaic scrollwork.
Selection of Fine Antique Japanese Sword Mountings
A small collection of fine Japanese sword mountings. Featured is a fuchi hilt collar, a sword fitting which would be placed between the tsuka handle and the tsuba hand guard.
Antique Russian Silver Wine Goblet
An antique Russian silver wine goblet. This piece features an intricate etched design and rests on a turned stem with round notched base. It has hallmarks around the base.
Fine 19th Century Santos of San Jacinto, in a Neo-Gothic Case
A very fine 19th Century carved wooden Santos of San Jacinto de Polonia (1185-1257), Saint Hyacinth of Poland, Ordo Praedicatorum. The Neo-Gothic case is believed to be 18th century, with origins in Mexico City. It was crafted with gold leaf plaster over wood framework and original glass panels.