We have more fabulous items in our live and silent auctions than ever this year, and we would like to thank all of those who have so generously donated!
Our auction tables are groaning with over 50 items!
Here are photos of a handful of items, just to whet your appetite . . .
Come and bid often - and bid high!
If you cannot attend, and would like to leave a bid on any item, please contact:
"Under the Sea" is the Theme
of this Baby Quilt: a fish, turtle,
dolphin, octopus, penguin and
starfish on a blue ground, all
beautifully designed and
donated by DBE member
Bonnie Slaughter, Plimsoll
Chapter, 38" x 44"
Live Lot # 10
A Less Formal but Still
Elegant Way to Drink your
Tea in this Porcelain Tea
Set with 8 Mugs, pretty
floral design on white
teapot, sugar, milk jug and
eight generously sized
Silent Lot # 8
For Him or For Her! A Kellam
Studios Stacked American
Cherry Wood Jewelry Box,
eight drawers, stacked in an
innovative tower form; each
suede lined drawer pivots to
reveal contents, h. 13", l. 9",
d. 4 3/4". Thom and Sue
Kellam handcraft their boxes
from locally grown cherry wood
and finish with a waxed natural
oil to allow the wood to show
the tree's true colours. They are
a product of Thom's many
years as an artist and wood-
worker; Sue left her career as
a studio potter to join Thom in
the woodworking studio. "The
best way to honour the locally
grown cherry trees that lose
their lives to make our boxes
possible, is to allow each piece
of wood to freely express its
character; each piece of wood
has a unique grain pattern."
Live Lot # 5
Plimsoll Chapter has chosen
"India" for their Basket:
officially the Republic of India,
it is the seventh-largest
country by area, the second-
most populous country with
over 1.2 billion people, and
the most populous democracy
the world. Containing: jade
elephant and 14 karat gold neck-
lace; shopping bag; curry cook-
book; soft decorative elephant;
Indian box; elephant bell rope;
Indian tandoori grilling rub; hot
curry powder; garam marsala;
paste for chicken curry; mild
concentrate curry paste; apricot
and chili chutney; hot mango
chutney; pappadums; green tea;
passion fruit; basmati rice and
Live Lot # 13
Three Decorative Glazed
Earthenware Ceramic Plates,
with designs reminiscent of
the famous Pablo Picasso
A pair in a black and burnt
sienna palette, one with a
rabbit motif, the other with
the whimsical figure of a man,
Silent Lot # 17
One with polychrome
stylized face motif, dia. 11 1/2"
Silent Lot # 18
Be Creative with this Tuscan-Style Center Piece, of distressed blue and white ceramic, with
crackled glass center to display whatever you choose to put inside, be it the colourful peppers
in our display, or flowers, cookies, whatever you decide, h. 16"
Silent Lot # 9
Two Framed Antique English Landscape Prints, both with hand-colored mattes
in ornate frames. "Valley of the Rocks, Linton, Devon," 14 1/4" x 12 1/2", and
"North View of Clovelly," 14 3/4" x 12 1/4"
Live Lot # 11
A Gurhan24 Karat Gold and Aqua
Chalcedony Necklace: fine rich
yellow gold linked chain with
hook clasp, with a bezel set slice
of blue/white chalcedony pendant,
ending in three small gold drops,
marked 0.990, in Gurhan velvet
pouch: chain: l. 18", pendant: l.
Gurhan Orhan was born in 1954
in Ankara, Turkey. In the early
1980s he moved to Switzerland
where he learned the craft of fine
watchmaking. It was in Istanbul
in the early 1990s that he was
handed a sheet of 24 karat gold,
to which he was immediately
drawn. In 1994 the first pieces
of Gurhan were created, and are
now worn by celebrities worldwide,
including Sandra Bullock, Angelina
Jolie and many more.
Live Lot # 18
A strand of Freshwater Pearls
AND a Pair of Vintage Pearl
and Putti Costume Earrings,
in a colorful textile purse
from Nepal. The long strand
of white pearls, l. 64",
together with a pair of
costume earrings, a gilded
winged cherub playing pipes
over a large round pearl,
l. 1 3/4"
Silent Lot # 33
This Framed Pre-Raphaelite-Style
Print would brighten up any room!
The Rossetti-style beauty stands
in front of a fruit-laden tree, her
hair flowing behind her, presented
in an ornate gilt wood frame,
27 3/4" x 16:
Silent Lot # 32
Who doesn't Love Chanel No. 5!
A Large Gift Basket overflowing
with items from this iconic
line: Chanel No. 5 large eau de
parfum; bath gel and body
lotion; hydra beauty creme and
eye gel; hydra beauty essence
mist; eye makeup remover;
ultra-wear lip colour; lip gloss;
quadra eye shadow; healthy
glow sheer colour compact; plus
a black Chanel makeup bag,
all attractively arranged in a
black basket with gold bow!
Live Lot # 15
An Old Paris Vase, French, 19th century, of flared form with hand painted floral motif front and
back, ornate leaf handles, gilding overall on white ground, w. 11 1/2", h. 7"
Live Lot # 6
Made in NOLA by Oysteria! A Three Dimensional Oyster Serving Place, comprised of
twelve applied oyster shells in green and black on white ground, on a green glazed
oval tray, l. 11 5/8", d. 8 1/2"
Live Lot # 14
A Diminutive Hand Painted Enamel
Teapot, Edition # C300, dated 1996,
featuring the witty and colorful
designs of Clare Maddicott, one of
England's most popular illustrators,
who donated her original artwork
to TradePlusAid to help raise funds
to assist children of disadvantaged
communities. Lovely polychrome
teapot, with frog motif, h. 3"
From the collection of the late Mrs.
Silent Lot # 3
A set of Four Table Art Birch Bark
Napkin Rings. Michael Michaud
has captured all the beauty and
delicate detail of nature in metal
for his Table Art Collection.
Inspired by nature, he creates
models from natural elements,
then uses layers of gold, silver
and copper metals on bronze and
pewter to give the Table Art
collection an elegant and unique
look all its own.
Silent Lot # 21
A Lovely Addition to Any Room:
Tiffany-Style Double Lit Stained
Glass Lamp: made up of hundreds
of pieces of mottled blue and amber
art glass and set with glass
cabochons, a stained glass tapering
base, and large shade with
scalloped edge, h. 25", dia. 17 1/2"
Silent Lot # 13
Two English Bone China Candy
Dishes, the Wedgwood shell
form dish in the "Mirabelle"
pattern and the round Aynsley
dish in the "Pembroke" dia. 5 1/4"
Silent Lot # 12
A Royal Crown Derby Paperweight of English Birds: The Greater Spotted Woodpecker:
the true essence of this bird has been captured in a cheeky little pose, on the search
for an insect or two. Tail up in the air to display its fabulous red plumage; stylized
gold flowers and a beautiful butterly adorn the base, designed by Jane James and
modeled by Don Brindley, h. 6 1/2"
From the collection of the late Mrs. Maureen Shaw.
Live Lot # 12
Twelfth Night Chapter has chosen “Cocktails from the Commonwealth” for their Basket: Containing: from England: Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry, Tanqueray Gin, Tanqueray Vodka; a 12 year old bottle of Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch, Scotland; Bailey’s Irish Cream and Jameson Irish Whiskey; a bottle of Canadian Club; a bottle of Jamaican Rum; from Trinidad a bottle of 12 year old Zaya Rum; a bottle of “The Left Bank” red wine from South Africa; a bottle of Pinot Noir from New Zealand and a bottle of Shiraz from Australia!
Live Lot # 8
Two Vintage Evening Bags: A lovely Morris Moskovitz grey ruched silk clutch, signed MM, with bow; the pale silk interior with matching coin purse attached to a chain, the cross over clasp with two crystals, together with a Miss Lewis black silk, silk lined purse of simple form, with two gold trimmed handles, signed to interior Miss Lewis with crown.
Silent Lot # 23
Another Two Vintage Evening Bags: A black ruched felt evening bag marked "Bag by Josef" the lovely burgundy silk interior with matching money purse and ID/Card holder, together with an overall aurora borealis and clear sequin and beaded bag, with white silk interior, gold clasp and gold chain handle.
Silent Lot # 24
A Small Victorian Beaded Coin Purse, the tiny white beads with champagne bugle beads in a diamond design, cross over clasp, on chain. Note: small losses to rim.
Silent Lot # 25
Chaucer Chapter has chosen "Hong Kong"
for their Basket: Hong Kong became a colony
of the British Empire after the First Opium
War (1839-1842) and China resumed
sovereignty in 1997.
Containing: cherry blossom bath soap;
orange blossom bath soap; orange blossom
body wash; small Ardleigh-Elliott cloisonne
musical box with elephant, hand-numbered
edition; Oriental Christmas orhaments; Yin/
Yang bowl, spoon and chopsticks set; black
ceramic chopstick set; wooden fan; mug
with oriental decoration; Asian jasmine
white tea; wide style chow mein noodles;
Hong Kong style egg noodles; Hong Kong
Hot and Sour Rice Noodle Soup bowl; sauce
for lettuce wrap; sauce for orange chicken
and two hoisin sauces, etc.
Silent Lot # 30
Strawberry Fields Chapter has chosen
to Honor the Saints with their Basket:
Containing all things for the Who Dat
Nation from the Saints Shop:
wine glasses, wine stoppers, coasters,
a thermal glass holder, kitchen towel,
cocktail napkins, two fleur de lis prints,
fleur de lis night light, Superdome
print, New Orleans cookbook, scarf,
flip-flops, light mugs, etc.
Silent Lot # 28
GIFT CERTIFICATES . . . .
LIVE LOT # 1 - Tea for 4 at Le Salon at the Windsor Court: $ 200
LIVE LOT # 9 - Brunch for 4 at Commander's Palace: $ 150
SILENT LOT # 6 - Two BodyFusion sessions (personal training/yoga - Uptown or Westbank only): $ 70
SILENT LOT # 11 - Antoine's Restaurant: $ 100
SILENT LOT # 14 - Palm Court Jazz Cafe: $ 100
SILENT LOT # 15 - Saffron nola: $ 50
SILENT LOT # 16 - Le Joli Salon in Metairie: $ 125
SILENT LOT # 19 - Langenstein's on Metairie Road: $ 100
SILENT LOT # 20 - Harbour Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez for two: $ 55
SILENT LOT # 36 - French Quarter Ghost Tour for two: $ 50
AND THERE'S MORE . . .
Two Framed English Flower Prints, one of a large poppy, the other a camellia, beautifully presented in double-matted dark wood frames, each 15” x 19”
Live Lot # 2
Godolphin Chapter has chosen “Canadian Treats, eh?!!” for their Basket: Canada is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. The country is officially bilingual at the federal level. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries, with a population of approximately 35 million. Its advanced economy is one of the largest in the world. Containing: Wine, Ice wine, Beer, Three Books, a Calendar, three types of Syrup, a tea towel and oven mitt, Teas, Coffees, edible treats, another pair of oven mitts, a pewter frame, a CD, salmon, a cedar plank and skewers, etc.
Live Lot # 3
“Parisian Women have Polish, the Italians Chic, but Americans are Terribly Unique” and you will be, too, in this Elizabeth Scokin “Rita” Haute Hostess double ruffle apron made of black Venetian lace over a red cashmere satin
Live Lot # 4
A Pair of Black Twiggy High Class Skinny Jeans by JamesJeans, size 4 (28), “lifting, lengthening, slimming” stretch material, high-waisted skinny jeans, 5-pocket styling with single-button closure. Dress them up for holiday parties!
Live Lot # 7
Get a New Perspective of Mardi Gras with this Ride For One Person with the Uptown Krewe of Morpheus! You’ll get a spot on a float, a costume, theme cups, doubloons, entrance to the Morpheus Bash and after party! Established in 2000 holding only Carnival Balls until hosting their first parade in 2002 on the first Tuesday night of the Carnival season; in 2003 they paraded through the streets of New Orleans. In the summer of 2003, a very well-known Mardi Gras veteran took over as Captain, bringing with him experienced people to help bring the Krewe of Morpheus to the forefront of all Carnival Krewes. After re-organizing, with just a few floats and about 150 members, the Krewe of Morpheus continued to roll in the 2004 Carnival season. The following year, 2005, with the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, a scaled down version of Mardi Gras proceeded in 2006. They agreed to move the parade date night to the Friday night before Fat Tuesday, which allowed the city to save money. Seven years later, the Krewe of Morpheus rolls, with over 500 members and 21 floats, including many Super Floats, on their Napoleon/St. Charles Avenue route
Live Lot # 17
From the Point Collection: a Pair of Small Sterling Silver Earrings by Marion Cage, tapered dangle ovals on French wires, l. ¾” Marion Cage is a New Orleans jewelry designer and architect, and her
Silent Lot # 1
Wear this Pair of Very Chic Nautica Sunglasses with Style: the black frames with polarized and 100% UV protection lenses, in hard case for protection
Silent Lot # 2
A Carrick Art Celtic Silver Torc Brooch, a mixture of pewter and silver, as used by ancient Celtic metalsmiths, handcrafted in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland, in original box, w. 1 7/8” from the collection of the late Mrs. Maureen Shaw.
Silent Lot # 4
A Laura Ashley “Chintzware” Teapot and Two Mugs, in an elegant blue and white floral motif overall, from the collection of the late Mrs. Maureen Shaw.
Silent Lot # 5
Links of London Sweetie Sterling Silver Earrings: A favourite jewelry line of the Duchess of Cambridge! Sterling silver small hooped “huggie” earrings, for pierced ears – the latest addition to the popular Sweetie
Silent Lot # 7
More Holiday Cheer! This Basket Contains 6 bottles of Wine: Casa Dora Brut Cava, Chateau Clou du Pin Bordeaux Superieur, Louis Latour Chardonnay de Chardonnay, Coltibuono Chianti Cetamura, Castle Rock Cabernet Sauvignon and Paso Robles Simonnet-Febvre Sauvignon Saint Bris
Silent Lot # 10
An Ironwood Gourmet Acacia Wood Bread/Cheese Board + A $50 Gift Card: so that you may choose from the myriad of cheeses at the St. James Cheese Company, whose mission is
“to provide our guests with a meticulously selected and unexpectedly diverse assortment of perfectly ripe cheeses, charcuterie and gourmet grocery items.”
Silent Lot # 22
Elizabethan Chapter Basket has chosen Belize for their Basket. Belize has a diverse society, with many cultures and languages. It is the only nation in the region with a British colonial history, and as a part of the Western Caribbean Zone, it shares a common colonial history with Anglophone Caribbean countries, sharing Queen Elizabeth II as monarch. From 1862 to 1973, its name was British Honduras. Containing: a framed original watercolor of Belize; a wallet and keychain from Belize, a bottle of coconut rum and a bottle of exotic sauce from Belize; mugs from Belize, New Zealand and Australia; a book “Great British Wit,” a London souvenir dish and a British key ring
Silent Lot # 26
Petticoat Lane has chosen “British Gumbo” for their Basket: Containing: various local Cajun items for making that perfect gumbo, a Cajun dish towel and Cajun mug. The British side has various tea making goods with a Union Jack dish towel and British mug.
Silent Lot # 27
Royal Crescent Chapter has chosen “Cook Books of Empire” for their Basket: Containing: Cookbooks: “The Caribbean,” “Easy Indian Cookbook,” “Eating for England” and “Notes from the Larder” by Nigel Slater and “The Country Cooking of Ireland” by Colman Andrews; also a jar of Colman’s Mustard and Classic Mint Sauce; a jar of Marmite; Duerr’s Ginger Preserves and Sweet Sliced Mango Chutney from the Kitchens of India
Silent Lot # 29
Celebrate the Birth of "our" New Prince: with this Dunoon fine bone china commemorative mug: inscription to front reads: To celebrate the first baby of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; inscription to reverse reads: To celebrate the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis 22nd July 2013, with the U.K. Sunday Times supplement on Prince George; a card and envelope of a watercolour by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, together with two books “All London” and “Victorians at Home” by Susan Lasdun
Silent Lot # 31
Add This Grouping of Copper to Your Kitchen: comprised of five copper containers: a larger hand hammered ewer with hook handle; a smaller jug, bulbous form with wide sout and "s" handle (note dents) and three straight sided cans.
Silent Lot # 34
Can Never Find Clip Earrings? Look no further: Three Pairs: a pair of oval black enamel earrings, the gilded criss-cross pattern with crystals; a pair of Art Deco-style oval black enamel and crystal earrings; a pair of round gilt metal earrings with faceted amber glass, together with a vintage onyx and malachite bead necklace.
Silent Lot # 36
Nicaraguan artist Iraida Saddy has generously donated a lovely painting in remembrance of:
Maureen A. Shaw (1944 -2013)
Born in Liverpool, England, Maureen was a very active member of her community: a devout Catholic and member of her church, she belonged to numerous organizations, spreading joy through New Orleans Medical Mission Services, Welcome Neighbors and the Krewe of Cork. She was a beloved member of Daughters of the British Empire for over 30 years, having held many positions, including Regent of Chaucer Chapter for two terms. She is greatly missed byher DBE family, who will remember her for her warm and generous personality, and wonderful sense of humour.
In gratitude for the many mission trips that Maureen made to Nicaragua with NOMMS, Mrs. Saddy, mother of three children, who moved to New Orleans with her husband in 1981, and whose Hispanic culture which has influenced her art, has painted a Nicaraguan landscape river scene with mountains and volcano, signed l.r., in dark wood frame, overall 25” x 21”
Live Lot # 16