Chaumet Multi-Stone, 18k Yellow Gold Jewelry Suite
Including a necklace featuring eight round-cut rubies, eight round-cut orange sapphires and eight round-cut yellow sapphires, set in an 18k yellow gold mounting measuring approximately 18 inches in length together with a matching ruby, multicolored sapphire, 18k yellow gold 7 1/2 inch bracelet. Total ruby and sapphire weight for the suite is approximately 3.40 cttw. Accompanied by Chaumet boxes. Gross Weight: 29.4 dwts
Pair of Jadeite Jade, Diamond, 14k White Gold Earrings
Each featuring one pear shaped jadeite jade double cabochon measuring approximately 14.6 x 6.7 x 4.65 mm, accented by forty-eight round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.80 cttw., set in a 14k white gold mounting measuring approximately 40 mm in length. Total diamond weight for the pair is approximately 1.60 cttw. Accompanied by GIA Gemological Report No. 2221434806 dated May 6, 2022 stating Jadeite Jade NATURAL COLOR. No indications of impregnation - A jade. Only one green stone was tested at random. Gross Weight: 6.0 dwts
Featuring one oval shaped jadeite jade double cabochon measuring approximately 19.10 x 13.74 x 9.24 mm, accented by six marquise-cut and eighteen single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.75 cttw., set in a 14k white gold mounting. Accompanied by GIA Gemological Report No. 5222434792 dated May 9, 2022 stating Jadeite Jade NATURAL COLOR. No indications of impregnation - A jade. Size: 4 3/4, Gross Weight: 8.0 dwts
(American, 1838-1911), Sunshine After the Rain, oil on canvas, canvas: 16.75 x 29.25 inches, framed: 25.5 x 28 inches, signed lower left. Condition: craquelure throughout painting, damage left side center.
(American, 1859-1948), Bringing in the catch, oil on panel, panel: 19.5 x 23.5, frame: 29.5 x 34 inches, signed lower right. Title on back of canvas in pencil, but is too light to confirm the exact writing, Condition: Good. No visible issues apparent.
Warren Merritt, History of Paper Making, Oils on Canvas
(American, 1897 - 1968), The History of Paper Making, 1929, group of eight separate oils on canvas, each laid down on panel, overall: each 73.5 inches tall. Length: (the smallest) 45 inches, (the largest) 57 inches. each signed Warren Chase Merritt, and dated 29, panels depict: Egyptian papyrus Chinese silk Persian papermaking Gutenberg press Tree cutting Floating logs to mill Paper manufacturing Shipping by Crown Zellerbach, with San Francisco skyline. Provenance: Commissioned by Crown Zellerbach for their San Francisco headquarters in 1929. This was Merritts first mural commission. Sold at San Rafael Auction Gallery, (San Rafael, CA) March 17, 2018, LOT 349. By familial descent to current owner.
(19th Century), Tepic in Port, circa 1845, oil on canvas, canvas (relined): 20.5 x 23 inches, framed: 27.5 x 31.5 inches, there are polaroids of the back of this painting before it was relined. The verso was signed H. Oakes, and titled Tepic in Port. Notes: Polaroids of the back of the canvas before relining included in this lot.
(American, 1915-1986), Who you 1983, oil on canvas, canvas (unframed): 36 x 30 inches. Signed lower right. Provenance: from the artist to current owner by familial descent. Condition: foxing at the top. Notes: Charles Louis Smith was an activist artist living in San Francisco. He can be traced to his notable work at the Battle for International Hotel in San Francisco. A black artist, Smith helped the many Chinese and Filipino immigrants with their nine-year long anti-eviction campaign.
Charles White, ACA Gallery, Rare Exhibition Brochure
(American, 1918-1979), Cest lAmour, overall: 11 x 8.5 inches, featured print on cover of the Exhibition brochure for Charles White, September 18 to October 7, 1961, ACA Galleries, 63 East 57th Street, New York 22, PL 5-6525, with a foreword by Lorainne Hansberry, September 6, 1961, New York City Comprised of a list of 11 Drawings and 4 Prints. 4 page Brochure. Condition: brochure has wear.
(American, 1930-2006), The Veil II, 1992, mixed media on paper, with etching and oil on sheet, sheet: 24.5 x 29.5 inches, framed: 50 x 36 inches signed, dated and titled on the bottom. Printed and published by Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, CA.
Follower of Corot, Paysanne Dans LHerbe, Oil on Canvas
(French, 1796 - 1875), Paysanne Dans LHerbe, oil on canvas, canvas: 19 x 26.5 inches, framed: 26.5 x 34 inches, signed Corot lower left. Condition: two small punctures located on bottom left and bottom center, craquelure on bottom left and left side, canvas is loose on stretcher bars, frame is fragile and shows losses.
(Italian, 1480/82 - 1532) Madonna and Child, oil on canvas, canvas: 36 x 27.25 inches, framed: 42 x 33.25 inches, not signed. Condition: L shaped puncture at center of canvas, paint losses, craquelure. Ask the Fine Art Department for more info.
(Russian, b. 1945), Woman and a Fly: Lady with a Glass Bead, 2009, ultrachrome print on canvas, overall: 33.5 x 55 1/16 inches, signed and dated verso. Notes: C.O.A. from Mimi Ferzt Gallery (NY) accompanies this lot.
(Russian, b. 1950), Happiness, 2011, oil on canvas, canvas (overall, unframed): 36 x 72 inches. Signed, titled, and dated verso. Mimi Fertz Gallery (New York, NY) label affixed verso. Notes: C.O.A. included in the lot.
Paris: A. Calavas, 1929, Twenty pochoir colored plates, loose as issued. overall: 15 x 11 1/4 inches (38 x 28.5 cm) 4 pp.. The lot includes: Two works each by Alexey Brodovitch (influential Russian photographer and graphic designer who emigrated to New York in 1930 and became art editor of Harpers Bazaar), Marianne Clouzot, (member of Union Centrale des Arts Decoratifs, painter and textile designer), Serge Gladky (French artist in Abstract, Cubist style and producer of several portfolios of his own work), Boris Lacroix (architect and designer, especially known today for his modernist lamps), Henry Valensi (Futurist designer), Yvonne Bouchaud, Jacques Camus, Okolow, Tchimoukow, and Alexandra Bitchkova. Notes: portfolio with embossed silver title not included in the lot.
(American 1937-2021), Trance Mission, 1996 assemblage sculpture including mustang radiator, window washer bag, etc. overall: 24.5 x 20.5 x 20 inches, Provence: Shown in the exhibition Reincarnation, to benefit the Art Department of the Oakland Museum of California, October 26, 1996. Literature: Exhibition Catalogue, Reincarnation, to benefit the Art Department of the Oakland Museum of California, October 26, 1996. Wiley page 4 and 13 in catalogue.
(American, b. 1930), California Condor, 1998, gold plate cast bronze sculpture, overall: 6 x 15 x 7 inches, signed, dated, and editioned 1/5 on base. Provenance: Private Collection (San Rafael, CA) purchased from 111 Minna Street Gallery (San Francisco, CA) in 1999. Paperwork from the gallery purchase accompanies this piece. Garrigues Catalogue, p. 55. Catalogue with artist signature accompanies this piece.
(American / Polish, 1893-1987), Imploration (AKA-A Plea) 1914, cast iron bronze, overall: 12 x 12 x 38 inches, signed verso and dated. Foundry Proof, FP3 inscribed verso, and sign of Decker Studios Fine Arts Foundry also inscribed verso. Provenance: purchased from Varnish Fine Art (San Francisco, CA) by current owner, June 2013. Notes: statement of authenticity from Archives Szukalski signed by Glenn Bray and invoice from Varnish Fine Art (San Francisco) accompany this lot.
(American/Polish, 1893-1987), Judas 1912, bronze sculpture, overall: 30 x 14 x 27 inches, artist signature verso, cast in Poland, edition 3/9, inscribed Iskariota 1912 kopia FPI, A. Wojcik 1997. Notes: this lot is accompanied by a statement of authenticity from the artists estate, Archives Szukalski, signed by Glenn Bray.
(French/Swiss, 1902 - 1985), Le Chat Maitre dHotel, circa 1967 large scale bronze sculpture, later casting, overall: 82 x 24 x 62 inches. unsigned. Provenance: Prominent Mill Valley Estate. Condition: minor wear on base.
(French/Swiss, 1902 - 1985), Le Chat Maitre dHotel, circa 1967 large scale bronze sculpture, later casting, overall: 82 x 24 x 62 inches. unsigned. Provenance: Prominent Mill Valley Estate Condition: minor wear on base.
(American, 1923-1994), Photogram (zig zags, shadows), oversized photogram mounted to crescent board image size: 24 x 19.25 inches, framed: 33 x 28.5 inches, signed and dated by the photographer in pencil on the reverse. Provenance: Stephen Cohen Gallery (Los Angeles), acquired by Nancy Richards from above 1998, and then acquired at Sothebys Photographs from the Collection of Nancy Richards Lot 64, 16 October 2007 in New York, by current owner (Palo Alto, CA).
A Rare Chinese Blue and White Quatrefoil Ovoid Jar
Finely painted with figures pursuing various activities in a landscape setting, the recessed base inscribed underglaze blue six-characters Wanli reign mark within a double-lined circle, atop a reticulated carved wooden hardwood base, all fitted in a box. Height approximately 4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm) without the base. Provenance: Christies GE570 Lot 172.
Of deep rounded bowl rising from a short cylindrical foot, covered overall with a bright lemon-yellow glaze over the lappet and swirl band in low relief, the center of the interior enameled and decorated with peach and stems, the bottom incised a blue and white Da Qing Yong Zheng Nian Zhi reign mark in a double circle. Diameter 8 inches (20.3 cm). Condition: Crack on the rim, scratch mark on the wall.
A Large Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Brush Holder
The wide cylindrical body decorated with a Children at Play scene in various colors, the bottom remain unglazed. Height approximately 6 inches (15 cm). Condition: Glaze losses on the rim, crackles to the glaze.
China. The rounded sides rising from the flared foot with an angle at the shoulder before the tall, high-waisted neck set with circular dragon-head shaped handles with geometric tails, with a fitted wooden base. Height approximately 9 3/8 inches (23.8 cm). Condition: Overall wear and patina.
Of heavily casted barrel form, the flat top surmounted by a suspension handle formed by two addorsed side-by-side chimeras, the sides finely cast with a pair of sinuous five-clawed dragons with intricately rendered scales and serrated back manes, striding amidst Lingzhi-shaped clouds and flames above a band of rolling waves, the dragons separated by vertical rectangular panels, each surrounded by clouds, all between bands of classic foliate scrolls. Height approximately 10 inches (25.4 cm). Condition: Overall wear.
Composed with a straight nine-inch double-edged blade, stepped brass guard, green hardstone hilt, the grip with central knop, and scrolling pommel. The cloisonne scabbard decorated with blossoms and tendrils in tones of light and dark green, light and dark blue, rose, red, white, and pink on a yellow ground. Length approximately 16 1/2 inches (41.9 cm). Provenance: Bonhams 12/9/2003. Condition: Some wear, chips, and surface losses.
Outstanding Chinese Gilt Filigree and Cloisonne Figure
Showing a lady dressed in gilt filigree layered robes decorated with colorful hardstones standing from a large cloisonne enameled clamshell with elaborated hardstones, fitted with a carved hardwood base. Height approximately 33 inches (83.8 cm) without the base.
Seated on a high rock form pedestal, one hand rests on the right leg, another placed on the rock wearing a long pleated robe covering both shoulders, his face with a serene expression, elongated earlobes, under the curled headdress and ushnisha. Height approximately 28 1/2 inches (72.3 cm). Condition: Overall wear and cracks, the right arm is broken and separated.
Showing four carved and painted standing guardian figures on plinths, all wearing loose robes with upper bodies bare, with a fierce expression, traces of pigment and paint. Height approximately 33 inches (84 cm). Condition: Wear, cracks and losses.
Attrib. to Fu Baoshi: Set of Four Framed Paintings
Ink and color on paper. Depicting scholar figures in landscape. Hardwood frames. Dated, inscribed and signed with three artist seals. Dedicated to Gong Weizhen, who was the vice governor of Jiangsu province at that time. Inscribed and signed Fu Baoshi and dated to July 1962 in Nanjing. H 39 1/2 x W 11 7/8 inches (100.3 x 30.1 cm) with hardwood frames.
Late 19th century. The scalloped upper tier over gilt bronze foliate supports, the scalloped lower tier on cabriole legs, with gilt bronze mounts throughout. Approximate dimensions: 41 1/2 high x 35 1/4 wide x 25 3/4 inches deep.. Condition: Light wear overall. Some small circular marks to the top tier finish.
Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Marquetry Table
The galleried top lifting to reveal a compartmented area with metal insert, cabriole legs with oval stretcher, checkerboard marquetry and gilt bronze mounts throughout. Approximate dimensions: 32 1/2 high x 25 wide x 17 1/2 inches deep.. Condition: Minor wear overall. Some patina to mounts. Light surface wear. Some sticky residue to finish.
18th century. The arched top section with etched mirror panel, mirrored two drawer cabinet below opens to reveal various drawers and storage spaces with central small cabinet concealing more drawers the slant front base with additional drawers and storage spaces including two areas with hidden drawers five drawers below with brass bat pulls shaped apron and bracket feet. Approximate dimensions: 25 3/4 high x 42 wide x 23 inches deep.. Provenance: From a prominent Mill Valley estate. Copy of receipt from Louis D Fenton, 432 Jackson St. San Francisco, CA is available. Condition: Overall condition is very good considering age. Some restoration and repair throughout to molding and veneer Some loss to moulding with several loose pieces available. Repair to foot and base with some loss. Key available.