Alderfer Auction holds 3-auction, 2-day event of the fine and decorative arts, collector’s and discovery art auctions


 Alderfer Auction is showcasing its Fine & Decorative Arts & Collector’s Auctions during its 3 Auction, 2 Day-Event June 5th & 6th. The Fine & Decorative Arts Auction will feature collector and muscle cars automobiles; diamond, gold and platinum jewelry and timepieces; art glass; silver; Asian arts; French and Austrian bronze collections; works from the Estates of Wayne Forbes and Joseph Greenberg; mid-century modern furniture including Knoll, Eames and McCobb; Persian carpets; tall case and shelf clock collections and more.

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Highlighted items from the June 6th Fine & Decorative Arts Auction include: Estate owned 2017 LFP 727 Ford Mustang GT in Grabber Blue. Classic Estate owned 1965 Ford Mustang 289 in red. 14K white gold ring with 3.19ct solitaire diamond. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King Precision wrist watch. George Nakashima walnut freeform coffee table with one cut-out slab leg and two tapered legs. Signed Imperial Japanese katana sword. Tang presents 2-holes and exhibits an eight kanji character signature stamp of the 16-petal kiku-mon imperial family chrysanthemum on one side and displays nine kanji character signature on other side of tang. Housed in wood scabbard. Japanese bronze tiger, Meiji period, signed, has glass eyes. Figural bronze “Ward” sculpture featured in ‘Bronze Sculptors & Founders Vol. 3’ by Harold Berman pg. 763. Bronze from the competitor series by Tait McKenzie. Mixed media, “Radha”, Art Deco cold painted bronze on onyx plinth by Paul Philippe. “Adam & Eve” made from fiberglass and epoxy by Joseph J. Greenberg Jr. Impressed KPM and scepter porcelain plaque of “Daphne” a classical maiden in draped gown with a laurel crown by Carl Meinelt and signed. “First Snow”, oil on canvas winter landscape by Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge.

Figural forms, stone carvings of animals and abstract shapes make up the diverse catalogue of work by the prolific artist Joseph Greenberg of Philadelphia, PA. Though many of his pieces did not make their way to market, those that did are famously displayed in locations throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area. His black granite bear with cub is a well-known fixture at the Philadelphia Zoo. But, according to the artist, his favorite sculpture is that of the 60 feet-high welded steel ‘Symbol of Progress’ created in 1967 and located in the heart of Bethlehem, PA. This piece is meant to stand as a symbol of various ethnic groups on which the city is based, moving upward to show the integration of the people of Bethlehem, then progressing skyward as they are strengthened by their diverse beginnings and their subsequent meeting.

Impacted largely by the journey of losing both of his kidneys, the renowned art of Wayne Forbes spans dimensions and mediums with works done in pen and ink, sculptures created from wood, metal, latex, ceramic and plaster, as well as a few pieces produced in colored markers. An artist for as long as he can remember, Forbes went from carving pieces with his Grandfather’s pocket knife to teaching sculpture at Illinois Central College, Peoria, Illinois. The process of dialysis brought him to a halt for 90 minutes, four times a day, creating a space for him to return his attention to his two-dimensional art and create a drawing ritual for himself that was a part of his healing as well as creative process. The question of “What do you do with those that do not turn out properly?” is a theme that presents itself throughout many of his creations, as evidenced in their multiple limbs and other features not always correct in number or placement.

The June 5th Collector’s Auction has an eclectic mix of jewelry, decorative accessories, period furniture, rugs and fine art. The items curated from the Alderfer team of professionals have a broad appeal to the emerging and seasoned collector. Jewelry includes a Rolex wristwatch and fine gold, silver and platinum pieces. Decorative arts highlights include KPM and Rookwood plaques, Tiffany art glass, slipware, decoys, Clocks Chinese export, and Lladro Nativity. Furnishings includes Mid-Century modern by Eames and Knoll, period and stylized furnishings by Baker and Kittinger, Flatwall cupboards, corner cabinets, sideboards, chest of drawers and games table. Fine art to include works by Walter Baum, Winfield Scott Clime, F.H. McKay, Clifford Hall, Alice Kent Stoddard and others.

Additional highlights from the Collector’s Auction include: Oil on canvas, coastal landscape by Alice Kent Stoddard. Louis Comfort Tiffany art glass signed Favrille glass candy dish. Roseville Rosecraft pane; vase with semi-nude figural panels. Features blue Roseville ink stamp. Rockwood Pottery “Four Deer” vase production piece designed by William Hentschel in blue, dated 1932. Mechanical and still bank groupings. Semi-nude figural portrait of Cleopatra KPM with scepter painted porcelain plaque. “The Poplars” Rockwood vellum glazed ceramic plaque. Initialed at lower right by Lorinda Epply. Gents estate owned Rolex Oyster Perpetual wrist watch. Chippendale tiger maple chest of drawers. Molded top with four graduated drawers, reeded columns on over bracket feet.

This 3 Auction, 2-Day Event starts with the live Alderfer Auction Discovery Art Auction on June 5that 9:00AM. It will be followed by the live and online Collector’s Auction at 10:00AM. June 6th is the Fine & Decorative Arts Auction that will be live and online starting at 10:00AM. Bidding and full color, illustrated catalog can be found at

Alderfer Auction services Montgomery, Bucks, Berks and Chester counties, as well as the tri-state area. Alderfer Auction provides, Auction, Appraisal, Transitions & Downsizing and Real Estate Services that work with individuals, families, financial advisors, accountants, banks, estate, elder law attorneys and insurance companies. For more information, visit, call 215.393.3000 or visit Alderfer Auction at 501 Fairgrounds Rd., Hatfield, PA.

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