Current Auction

The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection: Part I

Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 2pm EST |
New York
2021-12-14 14:00:00 2021-12-14 22:00:00 America/New_York The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection: Part I . Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle [email protected]
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Exhibition Dates
Sat, Dec 11
12pm – 5pm

Sun, Dec 12
12pm – 5pm

Mon, Dec 13
12pm – 5pm


Doyle New York
175 East 87th Street
New York,  NY  10128

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  • Auction of The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection: Part I on December 14, 2021 at 2pm
  • Important and Extensive Collection Assembled by Majolica Expert and Author of 'Majolica: A Complete History and Illustrated Survey'
  • Gallery Talks by Specialist Melissa Bennie on Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12 at 1pm

Please Note a Change in Safety Protocol:
In accordance with the latest NYC regulations, all guests must:
• provide proof of vaccination and a photo ID upon entering
• wear a mask during their visit

This sale will be presented as a live auction event conducted by an auctioneer in a closed setting. Place your bids conveniently using the following convenient methods:

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    Enter your absentee bids directly into the online catalogue until 8am on the morning of the sale. For information on Absentee Bids, please email [email protected]
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  • We are available to guide you through the entire bidding process and answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at [email protected]

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle is honored to present the landmark auctions of The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection. This important and extensive collection will be offered in two sessions with Part I taking place on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 2pm. Part II will take place in Fall 2022.

The late Joan Stacke Graham was a preeminent expert in the field of majolica – the brilliantly hued ceramics that filled the hearts and homes of Victorian collectors. Joan began collecting majolica in the 1980s with her friend Marilyn Karmason. Together, they amassed over 2,000 pieces and authored the first major book on the field, Majolica: A Complete History and Illustrated Survey (Abrams: 1989). Joan was a generous friend and colleague, serving as past President of the Majolica International Society.

The upcoming auctions will feature garden seats, life-sized animals, soup tureens, game pie dishes, oyster and strawberry plates, humidors and myriad other forms served up with humor and whimsy by such prominent English, Continental and American firms as Mintons, George Jones, Wedgwood, Delphin Massier, and Grifffen, Smith and Hill.

A Walkabout with the Specialist

Join us for an informal gallery talk by Specialist Melissa Bennie profiling highlights from The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection: Part I on Saturday, December 11 at 1pm and Sunday, December 12 at 1pm. Free and open to the public.

Please note that all purchases are subject to a Buyer's Premium
Payment can be made in the following ways:
· By credit card (an additional 3.5% fee will be charged)
· By wire transfer. For instructions, please email [email protected]

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