May 22, 2017

Property from the Ira and Nancy Koger Trust


iGavel Auctions is proud to host Everard Auctions and Appraisals single owner sale Property from the Ira and Nancy Koger Trust. This auction includes items that were collected by the Kogers over more than four decades. Ira enjoyed success as a real estate developer, and he, along with his wife Nancy had a love of art and music that translated seamlessly into a legacy of philanthropy. Mr. and Mrs. Koger were active members of many cultural boards and charities throughout the Southeast, particularly in Savannah and Jacksonville.

The Kogers shared collecting tastes, seeking out 18th century furniture (1), Asian ceramics, (2) and American Impressionism. Their collection reflects a lifetime of study, care, and discerning taste. Although they are no longer with us, their daughter inherited part of their collection, some of which is in this current auction. Amanda Everard remarked about the auction, We are thrilled to be able to handle property from the Ira and Nancy Koger Trust for their daughter. I feel personally connected to this collection because I worked on the Kogers 1998 Savannah Style auction when I was at Sothebys. Highlights include a George III sterling silver oval tray probably by Robert Sharp (3), London, 1795 belonging to Sir Hugh Bateman in its original fitted box; a six volume set of Robert Lockhart Hobsons The George Eurmorfopoulos Collection (4); an eleven volume set of Kodansha Ltd's Oriental Ceramics, The World's Greatest Collections (5);Beatrice Whitney Van Ness oil on canvas Young Woman with a Wide Brimmed Hat (6).There are also objects of technological interest including a vintage stock ticker encased in a glass dome (7), a large standing brass telescope (8), and an English brass sextant (9).