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Ross Hopson Living Estate Sale

  • Estate Sale

  • The address for this sale in Berrien Center, MI 49102 will no longer be shown since it has already ended.
Jul 20
1pm to 6pm
Jul 21
1pm to 6pm
Jul 22
1pm to 6pm

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Ross Hopson and Jack Hartsell have been collecting fine, rare, and unique antiques all their lives. Please come and join us for a very extraordinary sale. This is only a partial listing; we are adding many items every day up until the sale. Please no children or pets.


Furniture: Victorian Walnut Commode with marble top and mirror. Gentleman’s chair. Large two door bookcase, two drop leaf dining tables, small tables,  and various side chairs. Six dining chairs. Oak two door bookcase. 1920’s buffet. Built-in buffet. Unusual oak wall map case. Roll top desk. Three early corner cupboards. Early 1850’s two door cabinet. Four early 1840’s caned chairs. Early walnut cradle and iron child’s bed. Mahogany vitrine. Fine French table with Ormolu. Pine two door wardrobe. Baker Furniture Co. chair, table, etc. Two dough boxes. Two 1850’s cherry dressers, walnut parlor table, oak bookcase secretary, and walnut bookcase secretary. Cherry table made in Coldwater, MI. Very ornate French table. 1840's tilt top cherry table. 1840's Hepplewhite,  small table. Tea cart. Sheet music cabinet, "Vitrine display top". Minnesota sewing machine with ornate sewing table.


Unique and Unusual: Victorian curtain tie backs. Two small gilt wood mirrors. Small wall shelves: Gilt wood, walnut fret work, etc. Ornate brass table mirror, fine table linen, coverlids, quilts, and 1920’s refrigerator. Speer bullet board store display. Franklin Mint Colt Revolver. 1920’s store display for advertising of shoe buckles. Large glass dish from “House of Representative”. Lucite Levi store display. Framed of nautical rope samples. 1879 spring driven clothes washer. Electric marshmallow roaster. Donald Duck movie cel.  Pair of “Gaucho” foot wear. Large wooden ship’s pulley. Carved onyx-geode of a bear. 18th century sun watch. Hand cranked fireplace bellows. Fairlings, snuff boxes, and patch boxes. Bronze medals. Ivory netsuke. 1840’s-50’s spool-thread caddy.

It'll be sunny (we hope)! Temp 2234.

 French enamel and onyx Holy water cross.

Clocks: Austrian regulator 8 day single weight. Gustan Becker 2 weight regulator, 2nd Baroke style 8 day. Austrian 3 weight. French “Morez” art-deco wall clock. American Birge and Fuller triple deck 8 day strike, 2 weight. American Birge and Mallory 8 day strike. Austrian 30 day regulator, 67” maintaining power 1 weight. Austrian 3 weight Art-nuevoe 68”. Waterbury #32 perpetual calendar, no top. New Haven #4 pinwheel jewelers regulator, walnut. EN Welch 8 day strike. 2 Coca-cola electric clocks, not repros. 2 Waltham 8 day, 7 jewels, 1920’s mirror clocks. Oak Mission (Stikley style) shelf, 8 day strike. German picture frame clock, 2 weight, 30 hour. Chelsea Barometer and 8 day clock, 1975 “The Carver”, 6” dial. French china clock, 8 day strike. French gilt metal, porcelain dial and plaques, 8 day strike. Alabaster clock, skeleton dial, 8 day time only. Alabaster French clock, time and strike. Serves Mercury gilt bronze clock, 8 day strike, porcelain dial and panels. French perpetual calendar and barometer Paul Garner marble case. French swinger 6” Ball Black Smith statue. Salem, Germany triple chime clock, 8 day, 7 jewel. Walnut bracket clock, English/German? Double fusee. Russian ships engine room clock, 8 day, 7 jewels. Onyx, white, electric clock. Onyx, green, electric clock. Five French Carriage clocks. French “Statue Base” clock, 8 day time and strike. Two Atmos clocks. Imhoff (Remembrance) 7 jewels, barometer thermometer clock. Welby (German cu 1950s’) chime clock. French statue clock, green onyx, 8 day strike. French marble (enamel type plaques) 8 day strike. Advertising clocks.


Oriental: Black canton spittoon. Noritake chocolate set. Pair of blue ginger jars. Tea pots: rose, medallion, pewter, Cloisonee vases, jars, etc. Imari plates and bowls. Pair of canton small vases. Champleve vase. Cloisonee palace vase, ivory, 4 feet high.


Art: Signed oil painting by W.J. D. Sobieski. Signed oil painting by Aschinbach. Two large animal prints signed by Guy Coheleach. Two large early 1840’s prints “The Melton Breakfast” hand colored. Two 1812 London prints. Four whimsical golf prints from Perrier. Currier and Ives print “My Little White Kittens”. Two large water colors by Notre Dame artist Marilyn Stroll. Water color signed by Franklin Bates. Many, many oils, watercolors, prints, engravings, etc. that are signed, titled, and dated. An antiphonal  music sheet 15th, 16th century on Vellum. Pair of framed plaster cameos. Many picture frames. Many mirrors (Federal, Victorian, Contemporary). Pier mirror, 5ft 9in high. Pair of small Wallace Nuttings. Five George Gale etchings. Victorian fashion prints. Rookwood plaque. Oil paintings signed by Percy Ives and Trunnes. Large oil painting of Leeper Park Bridge, South Bend. Picture with ornate gilt frames.


Tiffany: Large contemporary glass charger. 1890’s umbrella. Table model cigarette lighter. Two sterling Bon-Bon or nut dishes. Sterling lidded container. Bronze plate, 9 inches. China tray 15x13 inches. Sterling desk set, clock pen holder.


Clothing: Panama hat and two leather motorcycle jackets one of them is a Harley.


Lighting: Antique lighting, ceiling and wall. Student lamps, one a double lamp. Many kerosene lamps. Gone-with-the-Wind, Alladin, and finger lamp. Bradley and Hubbard kerosene floor lamp. Floor lamp with two cameo shades. 1920’s floor lamp with original ornate silk shade and many other floor lamps. Six large “Quezel” shades (not signed). Three Betty lamps. Collection of miniature lamps. Small china owl lamp. Candle snuffers. Pair of 51” high brass candle stands. Hanging lights, leaded glass, and chandeliers. 7 foot brass gas-electric. Store two arm light. Bronze lamp with Steuben shade. Peacock lamp with art glass shade. Many chandeliers. Glass lamp (Dancing Lady).

·         Electric table lamps: Nippon, soapstone, pair of Japanese porcelain, Phoenix glass, deco “Nude Lady” boudoir lamp, Carcel, Mud Man, Handel, Lithophane and more.


Glass: Small amethyst plates, amethyst vase, and cobalt vase. Venetian glass “Clown” bottle. Red thumb print water pitcher. Paper weights. Murano glass, large abstract piece. Wave crest vase. Etched glass Tazza. Moser decanter with 6 glasses. Bourie Yungus set (very fine). Three colored rhine wines. Pink glass brides basket in silver frame. Set of 12 fine champagnes. Rosenthal covered dresser dish. Large glass syrup jug. 

·         Cut glass: Pitcher with 6 glasses, pitcher, assorted glasses, several bowls, pair of covered jars, cruets, compotes, large oblisque, and many decanters.

·         Pressed glass: 1937 English coronation plate, large punch bowl, tooth pick holders, muffineer, and compotes.


China: 17 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates. Twelve 7” hand painted flower plates. 4 contemporary “Gnome plates”. Large selection of Blue Willow. 12 fine Victorian desert cups with under plates (Austrian). 6 small hand painted cups. Rorystrand hand painted vase, 22” high. 6 mustard pots. German whimsical Bisque pieces. Fairlings. 3 copper lusters. Stone ware. Bullion cup, ER (Queen Elizabeth) government house Wedgewood. Lenox tea pot with silver overlay. 3 Lenox and sterling small cups. Rosenthal gold and white coffee pot. 13 piece Noritake chocolate set. Nippon planter. Two salt glaze pitchers. Royal Doulton plates. Royal Bonn pitcher. Various claret jugs. Contemporary vase by Eric Olson. Contemporary vase by Kurt Wild. Blue Willow platter "Ashworth" England circa 1860.


Silver-Pewter: Pewter charger, cups, and mugs. Sterling flatware set “Wedding Bells” and “Theseum”. Sterling pair of small compotes, sterling handle ladle, sterling serving fork, sterling “roast” fork, and sterling teaspoon. Two sterling Tiffany Bon-bons. Sterling Tiffany desk set (clock pen holder). Plated silver dish with handle.

·         Plated silver: Dish, wine bottle coaster, and napkin rings. Alcohol burner toast rack from Asprey’s in London. Bone handle crumb tray, punch ladle, and many small pieces. Large flatware set Alhambra pattern. Child’s set in box. Two coffee-tea, etc. Sets on trays, cigarette box, breakfast dish, sweet meat dish, picture frame, and compote with handle.


Local Interests: Walnut table made in Coldwater. Many, Many pieces of art made by Niles artist A. Phister. Post cards. Two AM general (hummer plant). Items and newspapers. Late 1800’s Dowagiac school. Many paper items. Local artists paintings. Heddon-Round Oak. Fire station bell, Watervliet, MI. Much, much more.

·         Books: 5 Will Carletons. Alleghany. Life of James Riley. Two “History of Cass Co” (not reprints). Other history books some of them old and others are reprints. City directories. Genealogy books. Many, many books of local interest. County atlas. Many Cass Co. Abstracts. 1872 local auction notice. Pickwick plate (Niles). Scrap book of Dowagiac service men and women of WWII.


Children: Antique dolls. Bisque and china heads in vintage clothes. Two kewpies. Pair of 1920’s boy’s small size shoes. Small advertising chair for River Bend Chair Co. Doll furniture. Childs furniture including desks, chair, and table. Lionel train in original box. 1900's unusual crank wind-up cradle.


Kitchen: Four coffee grinders. Early wrought iron utensils. Cabbage cutter. Early wrought iron toaster. Miniature food grinder. Early wrought iron trivet, toaster, roaster, etc.


Miscellaneous: Two singing birds in brass cage on stand, French. Brass blade fan, Adams Bagnul 1912 “C” frame oscillator, RARE. Several telephones, all old with four military. Microscopes. French mechanical roasting spit. Two gas pumps. Gas pump nozzle. Hand pump. Boat motor “British Seagull”. Pepsi cola machine. Two ornamental heating stoves. Remote control large airplane. Vintage Christmas ornaments. Tonka fire truck. Large tin "Faygo" advertising sign. French 1920's beaded purse.

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