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Books and Manuscripts


Ceramics and Glass

Sevres Style Porcelain Box

Lot# 4

Oval box, painted blue with gilt accents, musical courtship scene hand-painted to the lid. Floral motif painted to the underside of the lid.
Courtship scene signed Rals.
Approximate dimensions: 5 3/4 high x 10 3/8 wide x 7 3/4 inches deep..
Condition: Minor wear to the underside.

Sevres Style Porcelain Three Piece Garniture

Lot# 5

Trophy form centerpiece vase with two urn form vases. Paint blue and gilt on white, with hand-painted courtship scene, landscape, and floral arrangements.
With Sevres style crossed L marks. The centerpiece with an E, and the urns with an A.
Approximate dimensions: Centerpiece 10 1/4 high x 10 1/2 wide x 7 1/2 inches deep, urns 9 1/4 inches high..
Condition: Centerpiece body is a bit loose from the pedestal, can be tightened. Minimal gilt loss.

Royal Vienna Style Porcelain Urn Pair

Lot# 31

Painted blue and red on a white ground with parcel gilt, with mythological scenes painted to one side. Set in a gilt metal base.
Approximate dimensions: 22 7/8 high x 8 7/8 inches wide and deep..
Condition: Minor gilt and paint loss, patina to the metal.

Porcelain Chinoiserie Vase Pair

Lot# 33

Blue painted urn forms with gilt painted chinoiserie motifs.
Approximate dimensions: 18 high x 9 1/2 wide x 7 5/8 inches deep..
Condition: Minor gilt loss.

French Hand Cut Overlay Glass Vase, Red Over Clear

Lot# 41

Circa 1950.
The tall, cylindrical vase with swagging under a demi-flower, under geometric elements.
15 H.
Some scratches to top of foot, and to base. Staining from water, mid-point of band of ovulos.





French Art Nouveau Spelter Figural Mantle Clock Garniture

Lot# 2

Comprising of a mantel clock and a pair of six-light candelabra en suite. The central clock and the candelabra moulded with arching grapevines, centering figures of putti at play. The bases fitting slabs of rouge griotte marble.
25 5/8 H. x 15 W. x 6 1/2 D., the clock, the candelabra 26 H. x 10 W. x 10 D.

French Art Nouveau Cold Painted Bronze Figural Mantle Clock Garniture

Lot# 8

Paris, France.
Circa 1910.
Comprising a figural mantel clock and a pair of five-light candelabra en suite. Cold-painted bronze figure of a workman about to use his axe - sledge-hammer, atop a cylindrical clock by Bucheron, inset into the wood pile. All above a green and red onyx base. Plaque in front reads Bcheron, ie the Wood-Cutter, after Matt. Moreau. The clockworks by AG Mougin.
33 H. x 14 W. x 10 1/8 D., the clock, the candelabra 29 H. x 12 W. x 12 D.

Please note: Client is sending in the pendulum and striker for this clock, which he accidentally forgot to drop off last time he was at the Annex

French Empire Brass Porcelain Figural Mantle Clock with Silk Thread Suspension

Lot# 14

Circa 1860.
Rectangular form, with figure of a modest woman seated upon a cylindrical clock before a window upon a rocky mount. Stepped above a shaped section inset with finely-painted porcelain plaque of fox in wooded landscape. The base with shell and scroll foot under swags. Clock face with black Roman numerals on white enamel.
R / 687 to the movement reverse.
Approximate dimensions: 15 3/4 high x 11 1/2 wide x 4 1/4 inches deep..
Condition: Some patina, door covering movement is missing, the dial with very minor marks.

German Karl Griesbaum Singing Bird in Cage Automaton

Lot# 16

Bird with blue and black plummage atop a gilt brass stand with vining tulle flowers to center of gilt brass cage. Speaker to underside.
Marked Ken-D and pictorial cypher to underside.
11 3/8 H. x 6 3/4 Diameter.
This bird has a remarkable number of songs. Fully functional. Visible corrosion to brass sides.


Fine Art

Helen Hyde San Angel Inn, 1912 watercolor

Lot# 229

(American 1868-1919)
San Angel Inn, 1912
Watercolor on paper.
Sheet: 18 x 14 1/8 inches.
Signed, titled and dated lower right: Helen Hyde, San Angel Inn. 1912.
CONDITION: In overall good condition, this work is unframed with no visible tears or areas of abrasion to the image. Some creasing to the corners of the sheet from being mounted with corner covers.

William J. Scott Factory pastel

Lot# 234

(American 1870-1940)
Sight: 20 1/2 x 17 inches Frame: 32 5/8 x 27 3/8 inches.
Signed on the bottom of the mat: William J. Scott

Peter Max Liberty Head acrylic on silkscreen

Lot# 240

(American b. 1937)
Liberty Head (Version 1)
Acrylic on silkscreen.
12 1/8 x 12 1/4 inches Frame: 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches.
Signed lower right: Max stamped and dated with inventory number verso: Peter Max 1998 43246

Kim Frohsin Kneeling Girl mixed media

Lot# 241

(American b. 1961)
Kneeling Girl
Mixed media on paper.
Sheet: 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches Mount: 22 1/2 x 20 1/8 inches.
Signed lower left: Frohsin.



Pair of Charles X Style Side Tables

Lot# 11

Burl veneer top section with a single drawer and ebonized inlay, on two X-form supports with gilt brass mounts and a baluster carved stretcher.
Approximate dimensions: 28 3/4 high x 23 1/2 wide x 16 5/8 inches deep..
Condition Very minor wear to ebonized finish

Pair of Louis XV Style Marquetry Nightstands

Lot# 13

White marble top with gilt bronze surround, three drawers, cabriole legs, checkered marquetry pattern throughout, gilt bronze accents.
Approximate dimensions: 30 3/4 high x 13 5/8 wide x 13 3/4 inches deep..
Condition: Repaired crack to marble corner, very minor wear overall.

Louis Philippe Style Pewter Inlaid Cabinet Pair

Lot# 18

With silver metal mounts, white marble top above a single long drawer, over a single door cabinet with a shelf.
Approximate dimensions: 41 high x 32 1/2 wide x 15 1/2 inches deep..
Condition: Minor wear to the marble tops.


Jewelry and Timepieces

Golay Fils Stahl Painted Portrait Miniature, Diamond, Seed Pearl, 18k Yellow Gold Pendant Watch with Chain

Lot# 285

DIAL: Round, textured gold, black Arabic numeral hour markers, black outer minutes track, blued breguet hands. MOVEMENT: Manual wind, jeweled. CASE: Round, open face, 18k yellow and white gold, foliate border motif, rose-cut diamond border, painted portrait miniature depicting a regal woman, Golay Fils Stahl, Geneve, Fabrique, 03 97, gold cuvette no. 2025 and engraved No. 26861 Golay-Leresche Fils, Golay Fils Stahl SUCrs, Geneve, 2 Rue de la Paix, Paris. Grace A. Young, Milwaukee 30 mm. Suspended from an 18k yellow gold fancy link chain interspersed by seed pearls and a diamond bow bail and measuring approximately 24 inches in length.
Gross Weight: 33.1 dwts
Note: Some diamonds missing, minor scratches to portrait miniature, discoloration to dial and outer track worn.

Coral, Diamond, 14k Yellow Gold Ring

Lot# 289

Featuring one oval shaped coral cabochon measuring approximately 11.9 x 9 mm, flanked by six full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.03 cttw., set in a 14k yellow gold mounting.
Size: 6 3/4, Gross Weight: 1.5 dwts



Danish Modern Style Teak, Plexiglass, and Brass Table Lamp

Lot# 145

Circa 1975.
Square wood base and top, holding smoked plexiglass panels, with a tall, cylindrical element to center. With flaring cylindrical linen, raffia and brown velvet shade.
26 H. x 10 W. x 10 D. 50 H., with shade.
The shade has collected a couple of bruises and dust.


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