Hindman to auction Gore stein and tankard collection

CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will auction the Robert H. Gore Sr. Stein Collection in its Jan. 20-21 Furniture and Decorative Arts sale.

The collection is comprised of 117 steins and tankards, dating from the mid-17th to 20th centuries, and will feature an Important Silver-Gilt and Carved Ivory Tankard by Tiffany and Co. circa 1902. Hindman Jan 20-21 1-16.jpgWith an approximate volume of six liters, the tankard is estimated to bring between $80,000-$120,000.

Important Silver-Gilt and Carved Ivory Tankard by Tiffany and Co. circa 1902, with an approximate volume of six liters, estimated to bring between $80,000-$120,000 at Hindman, Jan. 20-21.

The Robert H. Gore Stein Collection recently became a topic of controversy after the University of Notre Dame announced its plans to demolish the University Club. The University plans to construct a new donor funded College of Engineering Building in its place, with an estimated cost of $69.4 million. The building and stein collection were gifts made by Robert H. Gore to the University in memory of his late wife, Lorena Caroline Haury Gore. She was an Indiana native, and six of the couple’s nine children, and several grandchildren, were students at the University of Notre Dame.

The focus and design of the club has always been centered on the steins Robert Gore collected throughout the years. The stein and tankard collection had become a featured hallmark of the University Club, on constant display in the club’s Rathskeller dining room since the building’s 1968 dedication. Over the years, the collection had become a distinctive part of the shared identity of club members and a symbol of tradition for Notre Dame students and alumni.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will auction the collection, with all proceeds donated to the Gore Family Medical Foundation, a nonprofit entity providing educational services to the poor and disabled.

For more information, call at 312-280-1212, or go online to www.lesliehindman.com.

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