Presenting The Cathcart Collection


Saturday April 19, 2008        Beginning at 10A M


Preview Friday April 18th from 4 P M until 8 P M and sale day from 8A M


To be held at the Napanee Lions Club hall on Centre St. in the town of Napanee Ont., the hall can be reached from Hwy. 401, by taking the Hwy. 41 interchange at Napanee and proceeding south on Hwy. 41 (Centre St.), through the town, over the Napanee River, through the next set of traffic lights and proceed approximately 100 yards on your left to the auction site.


We have been asked by Murray and Ruth Cathcart to sell their collections gathered together over the past 40 plus years. The Cathcarts began acquiring their treasures in Toronto and when they purchased their summer home in Wiarton Ontario began in earnest to collect and fill their home with early Canadian country furnishings and complementary accessories. They have a discerning eye, a passion for collecting and the financial freedom to purchase the best.


Highlights of this auction will include a large selection of Canadian Scenery in transfer ware to include examples in Thomas Ware Quebec series in both brown and pink; a large selection of Arctic Scenery to include a well and tree platter, a sauce tureen with under plate, a covered tureen, plates, soup flats, vegetables etc.; a Death of Wolfe platter and a platter strainer to match and a cream ware pitcher dating from the last of the 18th century commemorating the death of Wolfe; examples in the Acadia pattern and the Cunard Boston Mails Shipping Line; several pieces in the British America series; the Lake series and the Ontario series; eight pieces of Canadian Sporting series including plates, ewer and basin set with poly chromed transfer, jug, soup bowls, etc., a small collection of early period flow blue china to include serving pieces and plates; early children’s plates; a small selection of art glass including examples in Peach Blow and a small but rare collection of patterned glass including 21 pieces of the “Gonterman” pattern to include goblet, two covered comports, cake stand, celery, pickle castor in stand, water pitcher etc., paneled Forget Me Not, Beaded Band and a rare Novs Scotia Crown goblet; a small but colourful selection of oil lamps including many from the Catharine Thuro collection; blue decorated stoneware, several examples of red ware; several quality oil paintings and watercolours of interest to the Canadian collector. The furnishings, like the rest of the collection are varied and interesting with a cherry and figured maple Waterloo county highboy topping the varnished pieces and a wide selection of country furniture to include a refinished diamond point armoire from Quebec, a painted table with cross stretcher base from Beauce County, Quebec; a folky decorated open washstand shown in Shackleton’s “The Furniture of Old Ontario” plate # 529 (ex collection of Howard Pain), from the Ontario/Quebec border a small harvest table with cabriole legs; a great chip carved wall shelf from Quebec, small armoires in paint, an interesting late 19th century Davenport desk from Toronto in original varnish condition, several interesting single chairs in paint, blanket chests, chests of drawers in various woods and finishes, textiles to include several hooked rugs by Elizabeth Crawford of Ingersoll Ontario (1877-1962) together with her hand drawn and coloured patterns plus other rugs by various makers, quilts to include both patch work and crazy and a hand woven coverlet signed in the lower right hand corner “From W&J Noll Petersburg Ont., etc.; featured in the wooden ware portion of the collection is a large burl bowl, firkins, a long handled collection box with a heart opening, a tin scoop with a wooden handle and carved beaver finial, etc.; a good and interesting collection of books including Sir Wm. Edward Perry “Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage (second edition) Pub. London 1821 Includes Lithographs used for the Arctic Scenery series and a “Journal of a Second Voyage of a North-West Passage, (first edition) Pub. London 1824 and also containing many of the scenes used on Arctic Scenery, plus a selection of other collectible and reference books.


Image galleries


Gallery 1     Stoneware and Redware

Gallery 2     Art and Coloured Glass

Gallery 3     Furniture

Gallery 4     Historical China

Gallery 5     Lighting

Gallery 6     Misc.

Gallery 7     Patterned Glass

Gallery 8     Textiles


There will be a catalogue produced for this auction at a cost of $35.00 which will include shipping and a price key after the sale. The catalogue will be ready after March 15th 2008 and can be ordered by sending a cheque to Gerda Potter. 1049 Simmons Rd. Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0


Auctioneers: Tim Potter and Cec Knight


Terms: Cash, cheque with two forms of ID, Visa, MasterCard and Interac.

            A 10% buyer’s will be applied to the hammer price.


Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

(613) 386-3635