(French, 1872-1936), La Coquette, 1901, Fleur dAutomne, 1903, and Confidence au Miroir, etching in colors, etching and aquatint in colors, and etching and aquatint in colors, image: 14 x 10 inches, sheet: 16.75 x 13.25 inches, image: 19.5 x 15 inches, sheet: 24 x 17.25 inches, image: 17 x 10.5 inches, sheet: 22.75 x 16.5 inches, signed in ink lower right, numbered 45 lower left, pencil signed lower right, titled lower center, edition 35/65, pencil signed in plate lower left, numbered 57 lower left margin, titled lower right edge of sheet. Reference: Merrill Chase , 22
Edward S. Curtis, The Vanishing Race, Platinum Print
(American, 1868-1952), The Vanishing Race, 1904, platinum print, image: 6 x 8 inches, framed: 17 x 17.5 inches. Signed in ink and copyright blind stamp lower left copyright 1904 by E.S. Curtis,. Literature: Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks, Delmonico Books/Prestel, 2015, pl. 45
Louis XVI Style Walnut Armoire, Beveled Mirror Doors
Floral and foliate carvings throughout, each door with beveled glass panels. Approximate dimensions: 108 high x 60 wide x 23 inches deep.. Condition: Very good overall. Small split to one side. Minor surface wear overall.
19th Century French Renaissance Style Walnut Cabinet
Third quarter 19th century. Two short drawers over a two door cabinet, bun feet on large casters carvings throughout include faces, figures, lion heads, eagles, foliate motifs, fruit, etc. Approximate dimensions: 39 high x 48 wide x 22 1/2 inches deep.. Condition: Some wear throughout, mainly to the top surface. Evidence of minor insect damage on the sides.
Gabrielle Chanel Embroidered Black Silk Jersey Robe
Circa 1925. The 1920s robe with a butterfly type capelet over the sleeveless dress, with crossover front bodice having long ties of grosgrain ribbon. The back has three lower panels stitched into the bodice as if it were a yoke. The capelet, dress front and dress hem to back embroidered in pastel hues with ovals and roundels of flower heads and leaves centering cornucopia issuing extensive floral bouquets. Original Gabrielle Chanel Paris label. Approximate Measurements: Bust: 36, Length: 42 3/4 from top of neck to hem edge. Capelet roughly 16 L. Provenance: Property of a Descendent of the Original Owner, Bay Area, California. Condition: The overall condition of this robe is very good. The silk jersey is lively, and the embroidery color is vibrant. Stitching to rear shoulder seam, right side, and loose thread to left side. There are no rips, tears or holes to this garment. Notes: This robe is a wonderful example of early Chanel, showing the influence of couturiers Worth and Poiret as well as of theatrical dress on the designer in her early days. Fairies and butterflies were two ethereal visual devices that were fascinations of the high Victorian and Edwardian periods. Here, Chanel uses the capelet as a simplification of butterfly wings.
Actors and actresses used Asian robes as their backstage dress as early as 1880. Here, the contrast between the delicately shaded flowers on the black ground is reminiscent of the shawls of China, first popularized for Western dress circa 1910.
A gown showing a basket of flowers and oval embroidery by Kitmir, is illustrated in LArt et la Mode, 1926. Kitmir was the name given to the Parisian Russian embroidery coop founded by Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia.
Skillfully carved in the form of a mountain, carved in relief with a scene of a Shoulao - god of longevity holding a giant peach to his right while looking at two peaches carrying youngsters on this left The back of the stone-carved and incised with pine tree and rocks. Atop a carved fitted wood base. Height 3 1/2 inches (8.8 cm) with base.
The first is an unusual Langyao Ritual Jingping form vase, of slender form rising from a spreading foot and surmounted by cylindrical neck set with a carinated ring, white glaze mouth rim, the exterior covered with a deep polished raspberry-red glaze, the unglazed foot ring neatly cut. The concave base bears a six-character apocryphal Kangxi underglaze blue mark, fitted carved rosewood base. The second is a slender amphora-shaped vase within the copper-red glaze, supported by a cylindrical ring, the recessed base bearing a six-character apocryphal Guangxu mark in underglaze blue, with a fitted carved base. Height of Jingping vase: 7 3/4 inches (19.5 cm).
The first is a small Langyao-type globular jar, the exterior covered in a dark raspberry-red glaze, thinning to white at the mouth rim. The concave base remains unglazed. The second is a footed jar, covered overall in a lustrous glaze of mottled red tone, thinning to pink at the neck, the mouth rims with white glaze, unglazed base. Largest: Height approximately 6 inches (15.2 cm).
Heavily potted, the footed water pot is freely painted on the exterior in a raspberry tone with four lotus sprays, all reserved a celadon glazed ground, the base remains unglazed. Height 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm).
The globular body rising to a thin, tall neck with everted rim, the wall decorated layers of lappets and bands in deep cerulean blue, the base inscribed a four characters Kang Xi Nian Zhi mark in underglaze blue. Height 10 inches (25.4 cm).
The baluster body with a skinny neck and an everted rim, decorated with five wise men seeing a scroll together under a pine tree, painted with blue and white hue with gilt lines against an orange ground, the base inscribed underglaze blue Qianlong mark in the green ground. Height 9 inches (22.8 cm).
Double Gourd Form Coromandel Lacquered Wall Plaque
The shaped panel inlaid with tinded bone enclosing an elaborate scene of the god of longevity, deities, and immortals traveling on clouds, greeting by welcoming party in front of heavenly mansions, the waist embellished with finely carved wood ribbon with a centered by a coin form pendant, revised side with gilt floral decorated. Height 44.3 inches (112.5 cm).
4-door sedan vin: SAJWA01U25HN22907 cal: 5MXV741 odometer indicates 88,310 miles 4.2L V8 DOHC 32V engine 6-speed automatic overdrive RWD 18.40 gallon fuel tank 18 mpg city 28 mpg hwy 4-wheel ABS driver/passenger front/side, head curtain airbags power door locks vehicle anti-theft electronic parking aid AC individual climate controls steering wheel mounted controls power adjustable exterior mirror power windows tilt steering column cruise control rain sensing wipers heated exterior mirror topaz metallic exterior exterior in great condition beige leather interior geniune wood trim leather steering wheel interior in great condition. Buyer is responsible for all fees and taxes including but not limited to sales tax and registration.
Ladies Art Deco Diamond, Ruby, Platinum Wristwatch
DIAL: Round, silver, blued Arabic numeral hour markers, black outer minutes track, blued arrow hands, Switzerland. MOVEMENT: Manual wind, seventeen (17) jewels, unadjusted, 3137, Columbia WD Co., Switzerland. CASE: Round, two lugs, platinum, snapback, 15 mm, accented by two kite-cut, twelve baguette-cut and forty-six single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.55 cttw., further accented by four baguette-cut rubies. BRACELET: Stylized platinum link measuring approximately 4 mm in width, six baguette-cut rubies, accented by twelve baguette-cut diamonds and one hundred and three single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.50 cttw., fold over clasp with safety chain, 5 1/2 inches. Gross Weight: 12.9 dwts Note: Minutes hand missing, discoloration to dial.
Ladies Helvetia 18k Yellow Gold Covered Wristwatch
The 18k yellow gold stylized brink link measuring approximately 37 mm in width, completed by a tongue and groove clasp, forming a 7 1/4 inch bracelet with a hinged front cover opening to reveal a round dialed Helvetia watch head. Gross Weight: 75.9 dwts
DIAL: Rectangle, pink gold, pink gold Roman numeral and index hour markers, seconds dial at 6 oclock, pink gold baton hands, Patek Philippe Co., Geneve, Swiss. MOVEMENT: Manual wind, eighteen (18) jewels, three (3) heat, cold, isochronism, adjusted five (5) positions, no. 834010, Patek Philippe Co., Geneve. CASE: Rectangle, snapback, four lugs, 18k yellow gold, 623045, Patek Philippe Co., Geneve, Swiss, 36 x 20 mm. STRAP: Brown leather, metal buckle, 6 to 7 1/2 inches. Accompanied by original Brock Co. box. Gross Weight: 21.0 dwts Note: Discoloration to dial, small chips at crystal edge.
Featuring one marquise-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.05 cts., flanked by two round-cut rubies weighing a total of approximately 1.60 cttw., accented by sixteen baguette-cut and forty round-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.50 cttw., set in an 18k yellow gold mounting. Size: 7 3/4, Gross Weight: