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December 19 Gallery Auction

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Lot# 12

Indonesian Humboldt Bay Carved Wood Drum

West Papua, Indonesia.
With reptile skin drum head the body with handle and incised decoration.
With Xanadu Tribal Arts retail tag.
Approximate dimensions: 16 3/4 high x 6 wide x 5 1/8 inches deep..
Condition: Some loss to the drum head. Two vertical cracks to the lower half of the body.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Indonesian Humboldt Bay Carved Wood Drum

Lot# 12

Estimate: $300 - $400

Lot# 16

Pair of African Senufo Carved Wood Figures

West Africa.
Nude male and female figures.
With Xanadu Artifacts and Tribal Arts retail tag.
Approximate dimensions: Similar in size, 19 3/4 inches high..
Condition: Surface wear and patina. Feet with later metal lined holes to accommodate stands.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Pair of African Senufo Carved Wood Figures

Lot# 16

Estimate: $600 - $700

Lot# 18

African Carved Wood Hemba Tribe Figure

Central Africa.
Depicts a standing nude male figure.
Xanadu Artifacts and Tribal Art retail tag.
Approximate dimensions: 25 high x 8 wide x 7 1/2 inches deep..
Condition: Surface wear and patina throughout. Vertical crack to the neck.

Estimate: $400 - $500

African Carved Wood Hemba Tribe Figure

Lot# 18

Estimate: $400 - $500

Lot# 20

African Carved Wood Bidjogo Figure

West Africa.
Female torso on a cone form base.
With Xanadu Artifacrts and Tribal Art retail tag.
Approximate dimensions: 24 1/2 high x 8 5/8 wide x 7 5/8 inches deep..
Condition: Surface wear and patina throughout. Vertical crack to the chest.

Estimate: $350 - $450

African Carved Wood Bidjogo Figure

Lot# 20

Estimate: $350 - $450

Lot# 21

African Yoruba Fly Whisk with Carved Handle

West Africa.
Carved wood handle with figural finial mounted with bronze the whisk portion appears to be warthog hair on a custom black metal stand.
With Xanadu Tribal Arts retail tag.
Approximate dimensions not including stand: 23 1/2 inches high..
Condition: Overall wear and patina consistent with tribal use.

Estimate: $300 - $400

African Yoruba Fly Whisk with Carved Handle

Lot# 21

Estimate: $300 - $400

Lot# 24

African Tutsi Woven Divider

Rwanda, Central Africa.
Cane, reeds, and grass tall slightly curved form with zig-zag motif on a custom black stand.
Approximate dimensions not including stand: 59 1/4 high x 20 1/4 inches wide..
Condition: Some fraying and breaks to the edges.

Estimate: $700 - $800

African Tutsi Woven Divider

Lot# 24

Estimate: $700 - $800

Lot# 26

African Bambara People Carved Wood Figure

West Africa.
Depicts a male figure seated on a stool with leather cap and necklace with medallion on a black laminate wood base.
With Folk Art International retail tag.
Approximate dimensions not including base: 21 high x 7 1/4 wide x 7 inches deep..
Condition: Significant wear and loss to leather elements. Some vertical cracks to stool and figures body. Patina and surface wear throughout.

Estimate: $400 - $500

African Bambara People Carved Wood Figure

Lot# 26

Estimate: $400 - $500

Lot# 29

African Chamba People Carved Wood Mask

Puka shell eyes accented with red and blue pigment with custom black metal stand.
With Xanadu Gallery retail tag.
Approximate dimensions not including stand: 9 3/4 high x 9 1/2 wide x 23 3/4 inches deep..
Condition: Significant surface wear throughout includes cracking near the nose. Minor chip losses to mouth. Fading to the pigment.

Estimate: $400 - $500

African Chamba People Carved Wood Mask

Lot# 29

Estimate: $400 - $500

Lot# 30

African Marka People Carved Wood Mask

West Africa.
Carved wood mask depicting human face vertical and horizontal crests to the head on a custom black metal stand.
Approximate dimensions not including stand: 12 high x 8 1/2 wide x 6 inches deep..
Condition: Surface scuffs and chips throughout reveals light wood beneath the dark patina. Holes drilled in ears, one ear with loss.

Estimate: $350 - $500

African Marka People Carved Wood Mask

Lot# 30

Estimate: $350 - $500

Lot# 32

Two African Oromo People Forked Pilgrim Staffs

East Africa.
On custom black metal stands.
Approximate dimensions not including stands: 63 - 65 1/4 high x 26 1/4 - 14 inches wide..
Condition: Sticks are polished and smooth from general use.

Estimate: $250 - $400

Lot# 86

Painted Icon on Wood, Virgin Mother with Christ

Depicting The Virgin mother holding Christ in a carved architectural surround Christ with a silver oklad halo thinges to either side would indicate this was the center panel of a triptych.
Approximate dimensions: 13 high x 7 3/4 inches wide..
Condition: Previous insect damage throughout. Fading and paint loss. One hinge is missing.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 87

Russian Orthodox Icon Panel Holy Mother with Christ and Saints

Depicts the Holy Mother holding Christ whos holding a globus cruciger, flanked by two saints, wit three saints below in a gilt frame.
Approximate dimensions not including the frame: 11 7/8 high x 8 1/4 inches wide..
Condition: Some surface wear and light paint loss. The piece has not been inspected outside of the frame.

Estimate: $500 - $1000

Lot# 175

Rene Couturier Port de Dieppe, Normandie oil on canvas

(French, b. 1953)
Port de Dieppe, Normandie,
oil on canvas,
canvas: 40 x 30 inches, framed: 41.5 x 31.5 inches
signed lower right, signed and titled verso,

Estimate: $500 - $700

Lot# 186

Lesley Rich Untitled Outdoor scene oil on masonite

(American 20th century)
Untitled outdoor scene,
oil on masonite,
10.25 x 8 inches overall with frame: 18.375 x 16.25 inches,
signed lower right: Lesley Rich.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Lot# 191

Julius Wasserstein Jockey in Action oil on canvas

(American 1924-1985)
Jockey in Action,
Oil on canvas
including thin frame: 72 3/4 x 60 5/8 inches
signed and dated verso: Julius Wasserstein 85
(small rip lower left quadrant)

Estimate: $200 - $300

Lot# 205

George Braque Feuillage Noir etching

(French 1882-1963)
Feuillage Noir, 1956
etching on Arches paper,
sheet: 26.25 x 19.75 inches (unframed)
unsigned and unnumbered blind stamp to the sheet in the lower left from printer Crommelynck and Dutrou Paris Atelier Crommelynck Presses Dutrou Paris.
Provenance: From the estate of Flia Lal (the director of Les Bibliophiles de lUnion Francaise publishers), given to the family of the current owner by Lal upon her death and passed down through descent to the current owner
Literature: Vallier, 106

Estimate: $400 - $600

George Braque Feuillage Noir etching

Lot# 205

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 213

Colin Campbell Cooper, The Christian Science Mother Church, Boston, MA, lithograph

(American, 1856 - 1937)
The Christian Science Mother Church, Boston, MA,
lithograph in colors
sight: 15 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches frame: 23 1/4 x 19 5/8 inches
plate signed lower right,
Gumps San Francisco label verso

Estimate: $200 - $300

Lot# 215

Hiroshi Yoshida Chion-In Temple Gate (from the Eight Scenes of Cherry Blossoms) woodblock

(Japanese 1876-1950)
Chionin Temple Gate, 1935 (from Eight Scene of Cherry Blossom)
woodcut,
sheet: 11 x 16 inches overall with mat: 15.125 x 20 inches,
signed in pencil in the margin lower right: Hiroshi Yoshida and titled in pencil lower left: Chionin Temple Gate with self-printing stamp in the margin with artist seal in the lower right corner of the print.
Kabutoya Galleries Inc, San Francisco CA stamp lower right on the mat

Estimate: $300 - $400

Lot# 227

Lynn Geesaman East Friesland, German 1993 gelatin silver print

(American b. 1938)
East Friesland, German 1993
gelatin silver print,
image: 19 x 19 inches sheet: 20 x 24 inches overall with frame: 29 x 28.5 inches,
signed on print verso with artists negative 6-93-38-1, edition 12/15, published poetics of Place, page 63,
Provenance: from the artist to Scheinbaum Russek LTD, purchased from the gallery by the current owner.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Lot# 233

After Warhol and Basquiat exhibition advertisement

(American 1928-1987) and (American 1960-1988)
Tony Shafrazi Bruno Bischofberger, New York
Magazine advertisement.
Sheet: 16 5/8 x 10 3/4 inches.
Signed in marker Andy Warhol above his image and by Jean- Michel Basquiat in his image.
Notes: Advertisement printed in 1985 for their joint art exhibition.

Estimate: $1000 - $1500

Lot# 339

Aquamarine, 14k White Gold Ring

Featuring one rectangular-cut aquamarine weighing approximately 5.95 cts., set in a 14k white gold open work mounting.
Size: 5, Gross Weight: 2.7 dwts

Estimate: $400 - $600

Aquamarine, 14k White Gold Ring

Lot# 339

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 365

Emerald, Diamond, 18k Yellow Gold Ring

Centering one square emerald-cut emerald weighing approximately 2.15 cts., surrounded by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.75 cttw., set in an 18k yellow and white gold mounting.
Size: 6 3/4, Gross Weight: 2.6 dwts

Estimate: $900 - $1200

Emerald, Diamond, 18k Yellow Gold Ring

Lot# 365

Estimate: $900 - $1200

Lot# 367

Emerald, Diamond, 18k Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace

Featuring one emerald-cut emerald weighing approximately 0.95 ct., bezel set in an 18k yellow gold mounting, suspended from a blackened sterling silver chain, further suspending six full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.50 cttw., forming a 19 inch necklace.
Gross Weight: 2.1 dwts

Estimate: $300 - $500

Lot# 475

Pair of Large Ge-Type Bowls

With wide flaring sides, applied overall with a yellowish-gray glaze, suffused with a network of fine golden crackle.
Approximate diameter: 7 3/4 inches (19.5 cm) each.
Condition: Some original firing flaws to surface.

Estimate: $350 - $600

Pair of Large Ge-Type Bowls

Lot# 475

Estimate: $350 - $600

Lot# 487

Two Japanese Parcel-Gilt Kutani Figures

The first a standing male figure holding a brush in the right hand and an illegibly inscribed tanzaku in the left, wearing an ori-eboshi and voluptuous robes decorated with floral roundels the second a standing figure of monkey, the face detailed with fine hair, the head covered with a momi-eboshi, attired in flowing robes painted with roundels of various motifs including pine sprig, fan, and uchide-no-kozuchi (magic mallet).
Height of the first: 11 1/4 inches (28.5 cm).
Condition: The first with a repair to the brush.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Two Japanese Parcel-Gilt Kutani Figures

Lot# 487

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 488

Dingyao Incise-Carved Lily Dish

With flared sides raised on a tapered foot, incised to the interior with a floral design, all covered in a rich creamy glaze suffused with a matrix of fine crackle, the rim bound in metal.
Diameter: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm).
Condition: Original firing flaws to surfaces, some wear and corrosion to the metal-bound rim.

Estimate: $800 - $1200

Dingyao Incise-Carved Lily Dish

Lot# 488

Estimate: $800 - $1200

Lot# 490

Three Chinese Monochrome Pottery Items and a Lidded Jar

The bulbous jar with lobed sides decorated around the shoulder with ruyi pendants, covered with a rich blue glaze, the fitted cover with a teardrop-shaped finial together with a brown-glazed tripod incense burner, celadon-glazed vase, and a pale green crackled glazed dish.
Height of the jar: 8 1/2 inches (21.5 cm).
Condition: The jar and tripod incense burner with wear and tiny chips.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 494

Large Chinese Famille Rose Baluster Figural Vase

Of baluster form, sweeping up from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and wide flared mouth, decorated around the body with a continuous landscape with the Eight Daoist Immortals, the Sanxing and young attendants below five immortals on clouds, the neck further painted with figures in an outdoor setting, the shoulder with a brocade frieze with four reserves of auspicious articles between horizontal bands of upright lappets and ruyi pendants interrupted by a six-character horizontal inscription in blue.
Height: 22 3/4 inches (57.5 cm).
Condition: Crack and hairline to the base.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Lot# 502

Copper-Red Glazed Meiping Dragon Vase

Decorated with two opposing five-clawed sinuous beasts, the recessed base with a six-character mark.
Height: 8 1/2 inches (21.5 cm).

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

Copper-Red Glazed Meiping Dragon Vase

Lot# 502

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

Lot# 532

Five Hoi-An Blue and White Yuhuchun Bottles

Of pear shape, each potted with a slightly splayed foot and flaring mouth rim, decorated with central roundels of various landscape designs.
Tallest: 10 3/4 inches (27.5 cm)
Formerly offered in Butterfield, Sale 71300, October 2000.
With Saga Hoi An Hoard Visal 6287 labels.

Estimate: $5000 - $7000

Five Hoi-An Blue and White Yuhuchun Bottles

Lot# 532

Estimate: $5000 - $7000

Lot# 538

Pair of Gilt Silver Filigree Bird Hairpins

Each bird inset with a pearl, the feathers finely executed in filigree, the rectrices edged with rope-twist wires.
Approximate length: 2 1/2 inches (6.5 cm) each.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Pair of Gilt Silver Filigree Bird Hairpins

Lot# 538

Estimate: $600 - $800

Lot# 554

Chinese Seven-String Musical Instrument, Guqin

Constructed with lacquered wood, the flat elongated body with two waisted sections on both sides, painted with five polychrome writhing dragons, seven strings running over the top, underside bearing an elongated rectangular central aperture, inscribed Ming Feng with a sixteen-character poem.
Dimension: 48 long x 8 inches wide (122 x 21 cm).

Estimate: $800 - $1200

Chinese Seven-String Musical Instrument, Guqin

Lot# 554

Estimate: $800 - $1200

Lot# 558

Chinese Framed Embroidery Panel

Embroidered in polychrome silk floss against a copper-red ground with a courtly male figure atop a dragon emerging from swirling waves opposing a maiden holding a boy and a young attendant at her side holding a feathered fan, all within a grayish-green brocade border.
Size of the frame: 23 1/2 inches x 22 inches (59.5 x 56 cm).

Estimate: $300 - $500

Chinese Framed Embroidery Panel

Lot# 558

Estimate: $300 - $500

Lot# 568

Chinese Finely Carved Hard Wood Dragons Amidst Cloud Cabinet

The rectangular single door cabinet with the front panels finely carved in high relief with eight writhing five-clawed dragons soaring amidst clouds above mountains and crashing waves, all above the apron carved in high relief with cloud motifs, supported on four square short feet.
Dimension: 63 high x 54 wide x 18 inches deep (160 x 137 x 45.7 cm).
Condition: Minor wood cracks and losses commensurate with age and use.

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

Lot# 573

Daoist Fulu Pai Yao Lu Daoshi Dao Gong Fu Shenfu Scrolls

Circa 1840.
Ink and color on paper, each scroll with a four-character inscription on the back.
With a red David Howard Tribal Arts sticker.
Approximate size of each: 22 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches (57.5 x 29 cm).
Similar examples in The Yao The Mien and Mun in China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand by Jess Pourret, pages 225, 228 and 231.
Condition: Some tears, darkening, wrinkles, minor loss.

Estimate: $100 - $200

Lot# 580

Attrib. to Puru: Calligraphy Album

Twenty-four leaves mounted in an album, ink on paper, the calligraphy in running script, the first leaf inscribed with a seal, the last leaf inscribed, dated, and signed Xishan Yishi with two seals.
Size of each leaf: 11 x 7 1/4 inches (28 x 18.5 cm).
Condition: Water marks.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Attrib. to Puru: Calligraphy Album

Lot# 580

Estimate: $250 - $350

Lot# 581

After Lin Fengmian: Landscape Hanging Scroll

Ink and color on paper, signed upper right, with one seal of the artist.
Size of the image: 35 x 16 1/2 (89 x 42 cm).

Estimate: $400 - $600

After Lin Fengmian: Landscape Hanging Scroll

Lot# 581

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 583

After Wu Changshuo: Birds on Calabash Tree

Ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed upper left, dated lower left, with three seals.
Size of the image: 50 1/2 x 24 inches (128 x 61 cm).
Condition: Creases.

Estimate: $400 - $600

After Wu Changshuo: Birds on Calabash Tree

Lot# 583

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 584

After Hua Yan: Pair of Ink and Color Hanging Scrolls

The first inscribed and dated upper left, with ten seals the second inscribed and dated upper right, with eleven seals.
Size of each image: 49 1/2 x 12 inches (126 x 30.5 cm).

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 586

Attrib. to Zhang Daqian: Pomegranate Tree

Ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist.
Size of the image: 37 x 13 inches (94 x 33 cm).

Estimate: $200 - $300

Attrib. to Zhang Daqian: Pomegranate Tree

Lot# 586

Estimate: $200 - $300

Lot# 589

Attrib. to Wu Yingyang: Street Scene

Watercolor on paper, signed in Chinese in lower left margin, framed and glazed.
Size of the image: 20 x 14 1/4 inches (51 x 36 cm).

Estimate: $150 - $250

Attrib. to Wu Yingyang: Street Scene

Lot# 589

Estimate: $150 - $250

Lot# 592

Two Japanese Painting Scrolls

The first, ink and color on paper, inscribed the second, ink and color on silk, signed lower right, with one seal of the artist.
Size of the images: 42 1/2 x 15 inches (108 x 38 cm) 49 x 16 inches (124.5 x 40.5 cm).
Condition: The first with holes, creases, and tears to the paper mounting. The second with holes.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Two Japanese Painting Scrolls

Lot# 592

Estimate: $200 - $300

Lot# 1

USS Constitution 1797 Model Ship

Approximately 1/96 scale.
Plaque to base reads USS CONSTITUTION / 1797.
Approximate dimensions: 30 3/4 high x 37 long x 7 inches wide..
Condition: Minimal wear, no noticeable loss.

Estimate: $500 - $800

USS Constitution 1797 Model Ship

Lot# 1

Estimate: $500 - $800

Lot# 2

Cutty Sark 1869 Model Ship

Approximately 1/96 scale.
Plaque to base reads CUTTY SARK / 1869.
Approximate dimensions: 35 1/2 long x 27 1/2 high x 5 1/4 inches wide..
Condition: One sail to the main mast is loose. Very light wear overall.

Estimate: $500 - $800

Cutty Sark 1869 Model Ship

Lot# 2

Estimate: $500 - $800

Lot# 3

HMS Victory 1765 Model Ship

Approximately 1/93 scale.
Plaque to base reads HMS VICTORY 1765.
Approximate dimensions: 27 high x 29 long x 5 1/2 inches wide..
Condition: A few sails are slightly misaligned. Layer of dust to the surface.

Estimate: $600 - $800

HMS Victory 1765 Model Ship

Lot# 3

Estimate: $600 - $800

Lot# 4

French Model Ship

Five masts painted white with gilt trim.
French flag to the base, light spots beneath indicates a missing plaque.
Approximate dimensions: 25 1/2 high x 28 long x 6 inches wide..
Condition: Lots of dust, mainly to the ropes and sails. Missing plaque.

Estimate: $300 - $500

French Model Ship

Lot# 4

Estimate: $300 - $500

Lot# 5

Amerigo Vespucci Model Ship

Approximately 1/86 scale.
Plaque to base reads AMERIGO VESPUCCI.
Approximate dimensions: 27 high x 37 1/2 long x 7 inches wide..
Condition: Several loose pieces. Very light surface wear.

Estimate: $400 - $700

Amerigo Vespucci Model Ship

Lot# 5

Estimate: $400 - $700

Lot# 6

Soleil Royal Model Ship

Approximately 1/67 scale.
Plaque to base reads SOLEIL ROYAL.
Approximate dimensions: 36 long x 29 1/2 high x 7 1/2 inches wide..
Condition: The bronze crest to the back has come loose and damaged the wood in the process. The foremast and bowspirit are both loose. Loose anchor with chain hanging freely.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Soleil Royal Model Ship

Lot# 6

Estimate: $500 - $700

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