Italian Ginori Porcelain Tableware: Taormina Pattern
Circa 2000. Comprising of 16 Dinner Plates, 10 3/4 Diameter, 27.3 cms. 16 Luncheon plates, 9 7/8 Diameter. 16 Salad Plates, 8 5/16 Diameter, 21.11 cms. 16 Bread and Butter Plates, 6 Diameter, 15.24 cms. All scallop-moulded and painted in an Imari palette with swirling foliate and floral motifs in Chinese Export style, and with banded, dot mons and flowerheads in reserves. Green underglaze enamel Richard Ginori under five pointed arched crown, gilt banded PITTORIA RICHARD GINORI over black enamel ITALY. Condition: Overall condition is very good, with a few light scratches. The plates appear not to have been used.
With a classic Saltillo design c76entral blue diamond with stripe design to both ends, all on a cream gruond woven in blue, red, orange, yellow, purple, black, and cream. Approximate dimensions: 6 feet 5 inches x 4 feet 10 inches.. Condition: Faint brown stains.
Glazed two door cabinet top section the base with single drawer flanked by false drawers on either side, over a two door cabinet on bracket feet. Approximate dimensions: 90 high x 48 wide x 24 inches deep.. Condition: Some surface wear throughout, mostly in the form of small divots. Key available.
Comprising two armchairs and one settee. Approximate dimensions: Settee 43 high x 74 wide x 33 inches deep, armchairs 43 high x 30 wide x 33 inches deep.. Condition: Some dents and minor loss to metal.
Francesco Clemente, aquatint from The Sigilli Suite
(Italian, b. 1952), Multiple Nude, 1990, from the Sigilli suite, spit bite aquatint, image size 18 x 18 inches, sheet: 24 x 24 inches, pencil signed lower right, edition 14/25. published by Crown Point Press and printed by Brian Shure.
(French, 1840-1917), Victor Hugo, De Face (Delteil 7), (Thorson 50v of IX), 1885, drypoint on Japan paper, plate: 8.75 x 6.25 inches, sheet: 12.25 x 8.75 inches, initialed in plate, AR, from the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1889, deluxe edition, probably 60 impressions made, Provenance: A. Maroni (Lugt 150b), at Auction in 1992 as lot 108 possibly Sothebys New York, to current owner (Piedmont, CA).
(American, 1919-1921), At la Puerta Escondida, 2005, portfolio number AC V, with 5 etchings by Bertrand Bracaval, portfolio case: 14.5 x 15.25 inches. Etchings (image size) 9.5 x 13.25 inches, sheet: 14 x 17.75 inches, signed by Ferlinghetti on colophon page. Each etching signed and dated 2005 by Bracaval.
Each featuring five diamond slices, accented by round-cut diamonds, further enhanced by one round-cut pink sapphire, set in a blackened sterling silver mounting measuring approximately 47 x 25 mm. Total diamond weight for the pair is approximately 4.50 cttw. Gross Weight: 8.4 dwts
Pair of Emerald, Diamond, 14k Yellow Gold Earrings
Each featuring one pear-cut emerald weighing approximately 0.20 ct., accented by round-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.15 cttw., set in a 14k yellow gold mounting measuring approximately 15 mm in length. Total diamond weight for the pair is approximately 0.30 cttw. Gross Weight: 1.0 dwts
Featuring fourteen round rose-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 3.35 cttw., set in an 18k yellow gold eternity band mounting measuring approximately 4 mm in width. Size: 8 1/2, Gross Weight: 2.1 dwts
Featuring several round-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.90 cttw., set in an oval shaped 14k yellow gold pendant mounting measuring approximately 24 x 39 mm, suspended from a 14k yellow gold chain, forming a 19 inch necklace. Gross Weight: 6.6 dwts
Featuring twenty-two full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.50 cttw., bezel set in 18k yellow gold atop a matte blackened sterling silver hinged bangle bracelet mounting measuring approximately 7 mm in width, completed by a pressure clasp with figure eight safety and an internal diameter of approximately 58 mm. Gross Weight: 9.4 dwts
A Group of Ming Dynasty Pottery Processional Figures
Comprising: Twelve musicians figures, all standing on rectangular bases glazed in green and yellow, the removable heads painted with red and black pigment detailing, a standing horse in white, yellow and green glaze, and a sedan carriage. Tallest: Height 9 1/4 inches (23.4 cm). Condition: Losses.
Each in various forms and sizes, all covered with thin creamy glaze, one incised with a double fish motif. Largest: Diameter approximately 6 3/4 inches (17.1 cm). Condition: Two bowl has been repaired.
Deep flared sides rising from short cylindrical foot, covered overall with dark olive glaze, the interior inscribed flower and birds motifs, the bottom remains unglazed. Diameter 7 7/8 inches (20 cm). Condition: Wear and hairlines.
Of compressed round body rising from oval foot to cylindrical neck with a pair of handles, decorated with green and red dragon against leafy scroll with red flowers, the bottom inscribed with six characters Wanli mark. Height 15 1/2 inches (39.3 cm).
Comprising: The first, a spider decoration teapot signed as Jiang Xiang Ying the second with enamel floral decoration, signed as Zhong Gou Yi Xing the third, a fish decoration cylindrical teapot, signed as Wei Bao Zeng The fourth with incised orchid decoration, signed as Fan Zhong Qing the fifth is with dragon handle decoration, signed as Jiang Jing Long The sixth, a lobed teapot with unrecognizable mark to the base the seventh, a large brown clay teapot and cover with plum decoration, with impressed Gu Zhaodi mark to the base. Largest: Height 12 inches (30.48 cm).
Of compressed body raised on three slightly splayed legs, and with a flat everted rim, covered with greenish-blue glaze save for the foot, the low domed metal cover pierced and engraved with lotus flower and stems. Height 4 1/4 inches (10.7 cm).
Possibly 19th Century. The globular body with a long thin neck is decorated with two large fan-shaped panels or cartouches depicting birds and natural motifs, and the neck is painted with flowering blossom and butterflies decoration within geometric borders. Height 11 1/2 inches (29.2 cm). Condition: Some manufacturing defects.
Of baluster vase with wide trumpet rim, attached a pair of elephant handles to the neck, the neck, and body decorated with two square panels with foliate gadroons depicting birds, a pair of round floral panels on the opposite sides amongst gilt, red ground with floral patterns, the bottom inscribed with six-character mark. Height 15 1/2 inches (39.3 cm). Condition: Wear commensurate with age.
Each cast with flared trumpet mouth, decorated with archaic style lappet bands to neck and Taotie patterns to the body, tapered bottom supported from cylindrical foot. Tallest: Height 12 1/2 inches (31.7 cm). Condition: Wear commensurate with age.
Finely cast, the baluster body with everted neck to the gilt rim, supported by short tapered foot with gilt bottom, decorated with a green dragon and a white phoenix chasing each other amongst a blue ground. Height 17 inches (43.1 cm). Condition: Wear and scratches.
A Japanese Bronze Dragon Vase with Rock Crystal Sphere
Possibly late 19th Century. The pair-shaped body to the everted foliate rim, finely cast with a three-dimensional dragon holding a rock crystal sphere upon dramatic wave, signed on the bottom. Height 14 1/2 inches (36.8 cm). Condition: Wear and patina.
Including a pair of calligraphy in gilt red ground, and a pair of calligraphy in gilt beige ground with seals. Largest: Image only 52 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches (133.3 x 34.2 cm). Condition: Torn ground, wear.
Circa 1970. With stopper chased with floral and geometric motifs, band around the body with farming scenes. Marked with Iranian standard marks including lion with sword. Approximate dimensions: 16 1/2 inches highApproximate weight: 1,168 grams.. Condition: Significant tarnish throughout. Very slight bend to foot.