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Lot# 4

19th Century Naga Head Hunter Warriors Brass Bell Decorated Ceremonial Necklace

Circa 1890.
Nine oversized tarnished brass bells yellow/orange beads.
Red David Howard Tribal Art sticker.
Approximate dimensions: 15 inches high..
Condition: Overall wear consistent with age and tribal use.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Lot# 12

19th Century Taoist Celestial Crown

Circa 1880.
Mixed white metal featuring woven human hair dyed black fibers holds human hair in place and edging pins that orbit the center.
Red David Howard Tribal Art sticker 1265A catalogue number.
Approximate dimensions: 5 1/2 inches diameter..
Similar examples in The Yao: The Mien and Mun Yao in China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand by Jess Pourret, page 144 illustration 355 and page 164.
Condition: Overall very good wear considering age and use.

Estimate: $300 - $400

19th Century Taoist Celestial Crown

Lot# 12

Estimate: $300 - $400

Lot# 13

19th Century Old Pawn Mixed White Metal Thai Akha Padaung Bracelet Pair

Circa 1880.
Hollow with a hammered spiral pattern.
Red David Howard Tribal Art sticker 894A catalogue number.
Approximate dimensions: 2 7/8 wide x 2 1/2 inches high..
Condition: Some patina and surface wear consistent with tribal use.

Estimate: $100 - $200

Lot# 14

19th Century Taoist Shamans Ritual Dagger

Circa 1870.
Red David Howard Tribal Art sticker catalogue number 1237A.
Approximate dimensions: 18 1/2 inches long..
Published in Ten Southeast Asian Tribes from Five Countries by David Howard page 62. Similar examples in The Yao: The Mien and Mun Yao in China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand by Jess Pourret page 208 and Peoples of the Golden Triangle by Paul and Elaine Lewis, page 169.
Condition: Rust throughout, overall wear is consistent with tribal use, loose guard.

Estimate: $300 - $400

19th Century Taoist Shamans Ritual Dagger

Lot# 14

Estimate: $300 - $400

Lot# 14A

19th Century Silver Thai Akha Tribal Bracelet

Circa 1880.
Hollow with hammered and incised decoration.
1100A catalogue number.
Approximate dimensions: 3 wide x 2 3/8 inches high..
Similar examples in Peoples of the Golden Triangle by Paul and Elaine Lewis, page 47.
Condition: A few tears and dents, overall wear consistent with age and use.

Estimate: $300 - $400

19th Century Silver Thai Akha Tribal Bracelet

Lot# 14A

Estimate: $300 - $400

Lot# 15

19th Century Silver Thai Akha Tribal Bracelet Pair

Circa 1860.
Incised floral and criss-cross thatched patterns to three sides.
Red David Howard Tribal Arts stickers 1099A catalogue number.
Approximate dimensions: 2 3/8 wide x 2 inches high..
Condition: Some rubbing to the design, overall wear appropriate for age and use.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Lot# 15

19th Century Published Taoist Ritual Staff

Circa 1840.
Carved wood triangular X shaped boxed silver metal inlay in 4 sections rusted iron spike on the finale the top with a dodecagon and 5-tiered pagoda toped by a conical shaped crown.
Red David Howard Tribal Arts sticker.
Approximate dimensions: 39 1/2 inches long..
Published in the book Ten Southeast Asian Tribes from Five Countries by David Howard, page 62.
Condition: Overall wear appropriate considering age and tribal use.

Estimate: $300 - $400

19th Century Published Taoist Ritual Staff

Lot# 15

Estimate: $300 - $400

Lot# 17

19th Century Taoist Shamans Ritual Stamp

Circa 1870.
Rectangular, elongated carved wood carved with images of 6 horseback riders separated into 6 separate compartments.
Red David Howard Tribal Arts sticker.
Approximate dimensions: 12 3/4 inches long..
Similar examples in The Yao: The Mien and Mun Yao in China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand by Jess Pourret,page 208 illustrations 571 and 569.
Condition: Overall wear consistent with tribal use, more recent looking small chip to the edge.

Estimate: $200 - $300

19th Century Taoist Shamans Ritual Stamp

Lot# 17

Estimate: $200 - $300

Lot# 20

19th Century Ifugao Seated King Bulul Statue Pair

Circa 1890.
Carved wood figures with dark brown patina.
Red David Howard Tribal Art stickers 340A catalogue number.
Approximate dimensions: 28 - 29 1/4 high x 6 3/4 wide - 7 3/4 wide x 7 - 6 1/2 inches deep..
Similar examples in The Last Filipino Head Hunters by David Howard, page 49. Ex-collection: Bill Galvin. Ex-collection: Georgia Sales.
Condition: Overall wear consistent with age and tribal use. One with crack to the shoulder. Some insect loss and parina loss. Holes drilled in ear lobes are lacking any kind of earring or other decoration.

Estimate: $1000 - $1500

Lot# 21

19th Century Published Ifugao Seated Bulul Statue

Circa 1880.
Carved wood figure on a custom black laminate base dark brown patina.
Red David Howard Tribal Art sticker 477A catalogue number.
Approximate dimensions not including the base: 25 high x 6 wide x 5 1/8 inches deep..
Published in The Last Filipino Head Hunters by David Howard, page 166. Ex-collection: Bill Galvin. Ex-collection: Georgia Sales.
Condition: Overall wear consistent with age and tribal use, some minor loss and cracks.

Estimate: $500 - $750

Lot# 22

19th Century Ifugao Tribal Used Seated Bulul Statue

Circa 1890.
Kneeling male figure used as a piece of the huts architecture with a custom black metal stand.
Red David Howard Tribale Art sticker 623A catalogue number.
Approximate dimensions not including the stand: 23 high x 3 3/4 wide x 3 1/4 inches deep..
Similar examples in The Last Filipino Head Hunters by David Howard, page 166. Ex-collection: Bill Galvin. Ex-collection: Georgia Sales.
Condition: Overall wear consistent with tribal use and age, hole loss to the middle of the body.

Estimate: $300 - $500

Lot# 23

19th Century Ifugao Punamhan Sacrificial Offertory Box with Contents

Circa 1860.
Rectangular wood box with tapered sides and fitted lid patination of sacrificial animal blood contents includes 12 desiccated beetle nuts, countless rice husks and fiber.
Red David Howard Tribal Arts sticker catalogue number 573A.
Approximate dimensions: 4 3/4 high x 8 1/8 wide x 7 inches deep..
Condition: Overall wear consistent with tribal use.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 24

19th Century 4 Ifugao Tribal Wooden Ladles, 1 Published

With carved handles, one with a wire through the handle.
Red David Howard Tribal Art stickers catalogue numbers.
Approximate dimensions: 13 1/4 - 11 1/2 inches high..
Condition: Overall wear consistent with age and tribal use.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Lot# 28

19th Century Thai Southeast Asian Hill Tribe Knife with Silver Hilt and Sheath

Circa 1820.
The silver hilt and the silver sheath are decorated in silver floral and geometric applique the sheath is textile wrapped the pommel features a carved horn bird effigy and fauna.
Catalogue number 1281A.
Approximate dimensions: 16 inches long..
Similar examples in Peoples of the Golden Triangle by Paul W. Lewis, pages 63 and 64 Ten Southeast Asian Tribes From Five Countries by David Howard, page 54.
Condition: Patina throughout, overall wear consistent with tribal use.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Lot# 35

Collection of Eleven 19th Century Balinese Hand Cut Leather Shadow Puppets

Circa 1890.
With carved horn and wood handles hand-painted and cut leather bodies with parcel gilt thoughout.
Approximate dimensions: All similar in size, about 33 inches long..
Condition: Minor paint loss and wear from use.

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

Lot# 39

Carl Vulzar Labeled Violin

Two-piece back with bow in plastic hardcase.
Paper label to interior reads Carl Vulzar in signature script.
Approximate dimensions: 24 long x 8 1/4 inches wide, bow 29 inches long..
Condition: Several cracks to the body with some repair. Some pitting and patina to the wood. Lacking an E-string. Small chip to the waist.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Carl Vulzar Labeled Violin

Lot# 39

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 42

19th Century Ray Camera Co. 5 Unicum Camera

Rochester, NY.
Circa 1880.
Leather covered wood case brass lens retractable leather bellows.
Approximate dimensions when opened: 6 high x 7 wide x 10 1/2 inches deep..
Condition: In working order. Surface wear and some loss to the leather case covering.

Estimate: $150 - $250

19th Century Ray Camera Co. 5 Unicum Camera

Lot# 42

Estimate: $150 - $250

Lot# 46

Vintage Beaded Bakelite Clasp Bat Motif Bag with Additional Bag

Comprising a beaded bag depicting a blue bird perched on a branch over a black ground, with a bat motif bakelite clasp the additional bag is layered black silk with an art nouveau style bakelite clasp.
Condition: Some separation from the clasps on both bags. Light wear overall.

Estimate: $400 - $700

Lot# 46A

Five Beaded and Mesh Purses Including Whiting Davis

Late 19th/early 20th century.
Comprising Whiting Davis polychrome mesh purse with brass clasp Whiting Davis pink, blue, and purple micro-beaded purse with enameled silver metal clasp red beaded purse with silver metal clasp micro beaded purse with arabesque motif and brass clasp and a round silver beaded purse with silver metal clasp.
Condition: Very slight disconnect from clasp on the WD mesh purse. Silver beaded purse with significant wear. Arabesque purse with separation between body and clasp.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Lot# 47

Six Victorian Silvered, Beaded Bags

Beaded mesh purse marked H MFG CO. / German Silver.
Comprising a black leather bag with silver metal mount bearing a grapevine and windmill motif silver beaded mesh purse with monogram round black beaded purse with silver metal squash motif mount black beaded purse with polychrome beaded design, brass mount purple and clear beaded purse with silver metal clasp, lacking strap and a blue/green iridescent beaded purse with a silver metal mount.
Condition: Minor wear and patina throughout consistent with age.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Six Victorian Silvered, Beaded Bags

Lot# 47

Estimate: $300 - $400

Lot# 49

Five Vintage Beaded Purses

Early 20th century.
Comprising red beaded woven orange fabric drawstring purse blue beaded drawstring purse clear bead on brown fabric drawstring purse small pink beaded purse and a embroidered silk purse with brass frame and enamel decorated clasp.
Condition: Loss and tearing to the blue beaded purse. Overall wear appropriate considering the age.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Five Vintage Beaded Purses

Lot# 49

Estimate: $300 - $400

Lot# 53

Five Vintage Micro-Beaded and Mesh Purses

Late 19th/early 20th century.
Comprisinga large beaded floral motif purse with silver metal clasp round beaded pale green silk purse with silver metal clasp black beaded woven fabric pirse with silver metal clasp rectangular pleated tan silk purse with brass frame and clasp and a small light blue and silver beaded purse with brass clasp.
Made in France label to the blue and silver beaded purse.
Condition: Overall wear consistent with age, some minor loss to the large beaded floral purse, minor wear and patina throughout.

Estimate: $500 - $800

Five Vintage Micro-Beaded and Mesh Purses

Lot# 53

Estimate: $500 - $800

Lot# 138

The Art Journal For 1877, D. Appleton Co

D. Appleton Co., Publishers.
New York.
1877.
The Art Journal for 1877.
Dark red hard-cover with gilt embossed decoration leather wrapped corners and spine the spine bearing additional gilt and black embossed decoration the pages with gilt edges.
Condition: Wear to cover and spine with scuffs, tear to corners, some stains. Some light darkening to page edges, very light wear to pages overall.

Estimate: $100 - $150

The Art Journal For 1877, D. Appleton Co

Lot# 138

Estimate: $100 - $150

Lot# 167

Reginald Marsh Nude wash on paper

(American 1898-1954)
Study of Nude
wash on paper
sight: 17 x 13.75 inches overall with frame: 23.75 x 20.25 inches
signed lower right: R. Marsh
Provenance: purchased by the current owner at Butterfield Butterfield (San Francisco CA) January 20, 1995.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Reginald Marsh Nude wash on paper

Lot# 167

Estimate: $600 - $800

Lot# 169

American School 2 Female Nude drawing

(20th century)
Female Nude with drape and Female Nude,
graphite on toned paper. charcoal on paper,
sight: 18.375 x 10.375 inches overall with frame: 25 x 16.75 inches. sight: 24 x 16 inches overall with frame: 28 x 20 inches.
illegibly initialed lower right. unsigned.

Estimate: $200 - $400

American School 2 Female Nude drawing

Lot# 169

Estimate: $200 - $400

Lot# 171

Charles Henry Harmon The Race oil on canvas

(American, 18591936)
The Race, 1896,
oil on canvas,
29 x 49 inches overall (with frame): 31.5 x 51.5 inches,
signed and dated lower left.

Estimate: $600 - $900

Charles Henry Harmon The Race oil on canvas

Lot# 171

Estimate: $600 - $900

Lot# 172

Charles Henry Harmon Night Sea oil on canvas

(American 1859-1936)
Night Sea, circa 1925,
oil on canvas,
20 x 24 inches overall (with frame): 29 x 33 inches,
signed lower right.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Charles Henry Harmon Night Sea oil on canvas

Lot# 172

Estimate: $500 - $700

Lot# 184

August Puig Untitled oil and brush on canvas

(Spanish / French 1929-1999)
Untitled, 1953,
oil and brush on canvas
canvas: 31.75 x 39.25 inches, overall (with frame): 32.5 x 40 inches,
signed and dated lower right
Provenance: Senora Ingrid Puig to Heinz Gerd Hellstrom, by decent to their children, to current owners Hillsborough, CA.

Estimate: $200 - $300

August Puig Untitled oil and brush on canvas

Lot# 184

Estimate: $200 - $300

Lot# 194

Style of Diego Rivera Untitled Worker charcoal

(Mexican 1886-1957)
Untitled Worker,
charcoal on paper
sheet (unframed): 25 x 17.25 inches
bears signature upper right corner: Diego Rivera.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Style of Diego Rivera Untitled Worker charcoal

Lot# 194

Estimate: $300 - $400

Lot# 237

Lei Chen 2 Male Nude Studies pastel

(Chinese, 20th century)
Male Nude from Back, 1995, and Resting Male Nude, 1995,
pastel on paper
sheets (each): 25.5 x 19.5 inches and 19.5 x 25.5 inches, overall (with frame/each): 28.5 x 20.75 inches and 20.75 x 28.5 inches
each signed and dated lower right.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lei Chen 2 Male Nude Studies pastel

Lot# 237

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 238

Eng Tay Safe Have XVII and Lesson XIV etching

(Malaysian, b. 1947)
Safe Have XVII, 2002, and Lesson XIV, 2001,
color etching,
image (each): 14 x 14 inches
each pencil signed and dated lower right, each titled lower left, editions 31/175 and 36/175

Estimate: $1000 - $2000

Eng Tay Safe Have XVII and Lesson XIV etching

Lot# 238

Estimate: $1000 - $2000

Lot# 253

April Gornik Charente, 1988 woodcut

(American, 1953)
Charente, , 1988,
color woodcut
image: 18 x 24 inches sheet (unframed): 22.75 x 28 image,
pencil signed and dated lower right, edition 72/100, published by Crown Point Press (San Francisco, CA) and printed by Tadashi Toda at Shi-un-do Print Shop (Kyoto, Japan).

Estimate: $800 - $1200

April Gornik Charente, 1988 woodcut

Lot# 253

Estimate: $800 - $1200

Lot# 358

Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Sterling Silver Ring

Featuring one cultured button pearl measuring approximately 10.85 mm, surrounded by round-cut diamonds, set in a blackened sterling silver mounting.
Size: 6 3/4, Gross Weight: 2.8 dwts

Estimate: $200 - $300

Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Sterling Silver Ring

Lot# 358

Estimate: $200 - $300

Lot# 369

Diamond Bead, 18k White Gold Necklace

Composed of numerous faceted blue/green diamond beads weighing a total of approximately 13.30 cttw., completed by a diamond, 18k white gold lobster claw clasp, forming an 18 inch necklace.
Gross Weight: 2.1 dwts
Note: Diamonds not tested for origin of color.

Estimate: $900 - $1200

Diamond Bead, 18k White Gold Necklace

Lot# 369

Estimate: $900 - $1200

Lot# 373

Tanzanite, Sterling Silver Ring

Featuring one oval shaped tanzanite cabochon measuring approximately 16.4 x 10.9 mm, bezel set in a sterling silver mounting.
Size: 5 1/4, Gross Weight: 4.3 dwts

Estimate: $300 - $500

Tanzanite, Sterling Silver Ring

Lot# 373

Estimate: $300 - $500

Lot# 376

Pink Sapphire, Diamond, Sterling Silver Shaker Pendant Necklace

Featuring numerous round-cut pink sapphires, encased in a crystal shaker mounting, surrounded by round-cut diamonds, set in a blackened sterling silver mounting measuring approximately 30 mm, suspended from a blackened sterling silver chain, forming a 22 inch necklace.
Gross Weight: 12.7 dwts

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 377

Pair of Pink Sapphire, Diamond, Sterling Silver Earrings

Each featuring numerous round-cut pink sapphires weighing a total of approximately 2.50 cttw., accented by round-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.25 cttw., set in a blackened sterling silver mounting measuring approximately 62 x 24 mm. Total pink sapphire weight for the pair is approximately 5.00 cttw. Total diamond weight for the pair is approximately 2.50 cttw.
Gross Weight: 9.3 dwts

Estimate: $700 - $900

Lot# 390

Pair of Sapphire, 18k Yellow Gold Earrings

Each featuring a faceted-top sapphire weighing approximately 24.50 cts., bezel set in an 18k yellow gold mounting measuring approximately 44 x 19 mm. Total sapphire weight for the pair is approximately 49.00 cttw.
Gross Weight: 6.6 dwts

Estimate: $600 - $800

Pair of Sapphire, 18k Yellow Gold Earrings

Lot# 390

Estimate: $600 - $800

Lot# 486

Famille Rose Porcelain Children at Play Green Ground Moon Flask Vase

The shoulders flanked by double dragon handles, each side with a large roundel enclosing a different scene of boys playing in a garden setting, all reserved on a pale green ground embellished with scrolling veins and various flowers, the neck and sides with similar designs of a stylized bat with a ruyi head facing lotus bloom, six-character Qianlong mark in underglaze red to the base.
Height: 17 1/2 inches (44.5 cm).
Condition: Some glaze loss to the neck.

Estimate: $300 - $450

Lot# 487

Famille Rose Yellow Ground Longevity Moon Flask Vase

The shoulders applied with double chi dragon handles, the body decorated to one side with a large roundel depicting the Star God Luxing, a maiden, and two young attendants with a crane under a pine tree, the other side with the Shouxing, the Daoist goddess Magu, and two boys carrying a large peach, all reserved on a pale yellow ground embellished with colorful scrolls and various flowers, the neck with a band of ruyi pendants, the base with a six-character Qianlong mark in underglaze red.
Height: 15 inches (38 cm).

Estimate: $300 - $450

Lot# 488

Longquan Celadon Double Fish Disk

With deeply curved sides and a wide everted rim, supported on a tapered foot, molded to the interior bottom with two fish, decorated around the exterior with upright leaf lappets, covered overall in a grayish-green glaze ending at the foot ring to expose the warm brown body.
Diameter: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm).

Estimate: $100 - $150

Longquan Celadon Double Fish Disk

Lot# 488

Estimate: $100 - $150

Lot# 492

June-Type Foliate Rim Incense Burner

The bulbous body rising to an everted rim with eight out-turned lobes, applied with eight raised bosses, covered overall in a finely crackled glaze of pale grayish-blue color thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim, the unglazed foot ring has burnt grayish-orange in the firing.
Width: 5 inches (13 cm).

Estimate: $100 - $150

June-Type Foliate Rim Incense Burner

Lot# 492

Estimate: $100 - $150

Lot# 496

Pear-Shaped Doucai Porcelain Figural Vase

Of pear shape, rising from a tall splayed foot to a cupped mouth, decorated around the body with a continuous courtly figural scene in a garden setting beneath a band of ruyi pendants, the neck with two polychrome birds in flight amidst clouds, the foot with scrolling vines issuing colorful lingzhi mushrooms above upright lappets, the base bearing a six-character Chenghua mark within two concentric bands.
Height: 9 1/2 inches (24 cm).

Estimate: $600 - $800

Pear-Shaped Doucai Porcelain Figural Vase

Lot# 496

Estimate: $600 - $800

Lot# 499

Chinese Blue and White Baluster Vase with Tube Handles

The wide waisted neck flanked by a pair of tube handles and surmounted on a tapered body decorated with meandering tendrils issuing various flowers above a band of crashing waves which repeats around the mouth, the shoulder further encircled by a similar floral pattern and wave border above a band of lingzhi heads, the base with a six-character Qianlong mark in underglaze blue.
Height: 12 3/4 inches (32.5 cm).

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 500

Chinese Republic Period Famille Rose Rooster Vase

Of baluster form, supported on a short tapered foot and sweeping up to a rolled rim, decorated with two roosters before a rock issuing peony branches under a gnarled tree and a four-character inscription, dated and signed with two seals.
Height: 12 inches (30.5 cm).

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 504

Two Yixing Clay Teapots

The first, the ovoid body set with a curved spout opposing a loop handle, one main side inscribed with a six-verse poem, the other side decorated with a pair of pheasants and peony blooms, all below key-fret bands incised around the neck and cover, the domed cover surmounted by a conical finial with a lateral aperture, the base with an impressed six-character zhuanshu seal the second, the four faceted sides with bracket-lobed corners applied with a faceted spout and loop handle, the upper side with four circular holes filled with orbs and surrounding a fitted marbleized cover with a mythical beast finial, the base bearing a four-character potters mark reading Lu Yao Chen Zhi.
Height of the first: 5 3/4 inches (14.5 cm).

Estimate: $400 - $600

Two Yixing Clay Teapots

Lot# 504

Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot# 517

Chinese Famille Rose Floral Foliated Cup

The deep flaring sides with a scalloped rim, decorated to the exterior with peony branches and parcel-gilt flowers, four-character Daoguang mark in red to the base.
Height: 3 3/8 inches (8.5 cm).

Estimate: $600 - $800

Chinese Famille Rose Floral Foliated Cup

Lot# 517

Estimate: $600 - $800

Lot# 525

Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Foliated Bowl

Sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides molded as four petals rising to an everted bracket-lobed rim and surmounted on a tall splayed foot, the exterior walls decorated with floral sprays and butterflies, the interior covered with an emerald-green glaze, the underside bearing a four-character square mark.
Width: 9 3/4 inches (24.5 cm).
Condition: Some wear and original firing flaws to the interior and recessed base.

Estimate: $300 - $500

Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Foliated Bowl

Lot# 525

Estimate: $300 - $500

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