4-door sedan vin: WDDNG7DB7CA463389 CA: 6WPE266 odometer indicates 40,301 miles 5.5L V8 DOHC 32V engine 429 hp 5250 rpm 7-speed automatic RWD 4-wheel disc ABS 23.8 gallon fuel tank 15 mpg city 24 mpg highway dual front/side head curtain airbags second row side airbags stolen vehicle tracking theft deterrent radio cruise control trip computer AM/FM/HD/satellite seek-scan radio w/in-dash mounted disc player 600W amplifier auxiliary jack MP3 capability steering wheel audio controls sunroof power windows power adjustable exterior mirrors heated door mirrors dual zone AC exterior temperature display rear window defogger illuminated entry gray leather interior with wood trim front and rear cupholders carpet floor mats interior in great condition Palladium Silver Metallic exterior front and rear fog/driving lights exterior in excellent condition. For additional details, please submit condition request. Buyer is responsible for all fees and taxes including but not limited to sales tax and registration.
2-door coupe vin: WP0AB2A87FK183442 cal: 7PKY789 odometer indicates 14,496 miles 3.4L H6 DOHC 24V engine 325 hp 7400 rpm 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD and dual-mass flywheel RWD 4 wheel ABS 16.9 gallon fuel tank 21 mpg city 30 mpg highway dual front airbags knee/head/thorax airbags anti-theft system with engine immobilizer electromechanical power steering with variable steering ratio cruise control and multi-function trip computer AM/FM/Satellite-prep seek-scan radio w/in-dash mounted disc player 445W amplifier MP3 capability auxiliary jack 7 color touch screen 2 vehicle fobs dual power remote mirrors heated door mirrors Bi-Xenon headlights tilt-wheel adjustable steering column AC exterior temperature display rear window defogger illuminated entry black leather interior Galvano Silver interior trim cargo net front cup holders carpet floor mats door sill guards interior in excellent condition Jet Black Metallic exterior platinum satin wheels automatically extending speed activated rear spoiler exterior in excellent condition. For additional details, please submit condition request. Buyer is responsible for all fees and taxes including but not limited to sales tax and registration.
Patek Philippe Co. Platinum Pocket Watch with Chain
c. 1924 DIAL: Round, silver, silver stylized Arabic numeral hour markers, outer dot minutes track, subsidiary seconds dial at 6 oclock, silver spade hands, Patek Philippe Cie, Geneva, Switzerland. MOVEMENT: Manual wind, eighteen (18) jewels, eight (8) adjustments, no. 808310, Patek Philippe Co., Geneva, Switzerland. CASE: Round, platinum, open face, no. 602495, snapback (hinge broken), back engraved LL thin dress watch, PPC on bail, Patek Philippe Co., Switzerland, Fab. Suisse, 43 mm. Accompanied by a platinum 14 inch watch chain weighing 10.9 dwts. Gross Weight: 30.5 dwts Provenance: From a private Marin County, CA collection. Note: Back case hinge broken.
c. 1920 DIAL: Round, silver guilloche, inner black Roman numeral hour markers, black outer minutes track, outer black Arabic five numeral interval track, cathedral style hands, Cartier Paris at 11:57/58 and 12:02/03. MOVEMENT: Manual wind, eighteen (18) jewels, eight (8) adjustments, Cartier, Paris. CASE: Round, 18k yellow gold, very thin, open face, snapback and front, 4905, 3583, Cartier, Paris, 45 mm. Gross Weight: 30.1 dwts Provenance: From a private Marin County, CA collection. Note: Discoloration and wear to dial, hands rusted. Crystal replaced with plastic. Inside case marked with French eagle head.
DIAL: Horizontal oval, textured gold, black and gold index hour markers, black baton hands, Patek Philippe, Geneve, Swiss. MOVEMENT: Manual wind, twenty (20) jewels, adjusted to five (5) positions, adjusted to heat cold isochronism, 994386, Patek Philippe Co., Geneve, Swiss. CASE: Horizontal oval, 18k yellow gold, snapback, 2662243, 3373/1, Patek Philippe, Geneve, Swiss, 21 X 17 mm. BRACELET: 18k yellow gold, textured mesh style brick link tapering from 15 mm to 12 mm, folder over Patek Philippe Co. clasp, 6 3/4 inches. Gross Weight: 38.0 dwts Provenance: From a private San Francisco, CA collection. Note: Slight discoloration to dial, some hour markers show wear/chipping.
Tornek-Rayville TR-900 Military Divers Stainless Steel Wristwatch
c. 1964 DIAL: Round, black, luminous dot, index and arrow hour markers, white outer minutes track, luminous circular humidity indicator at 6 oclock, luminous sweep center seconds hand, luminous baton hands, Tornek-Rayville, U.S. MOVEMENT: Self winding automatic, seventeen (17) jewels, unadjusted, Tornek-Rayville No. TR-900, Swiss. CASE: Round/barrel, matte stainless steel, four lugs, screw-back, brass dust cover, bidirectional revolving black bezel with luminous Arabic numeral and index unit indicators, back engraved MIL-W-22176, serial 0440, IF FOUND RETURN TO NEAREST MILITARY FACILITY AEC license 8-5970-6, danger radioactive material 2mc Pm 147 11/64, 41 mm. STRAP: Black nylon, black buckle, adjustable. Accompanied by a box. Gross Weight: 51.1 dwts Provenance: From a private San Francisco Bay Area, CA collection. This watch was gifted to the consignor by a close family friend and neighbor when he and his friend and neighbor were learning to scuba dive. The gentleman was a US Army veteran who saw duty in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The gentleman also gifted a second watch to his son at the same time. Note: Back case scratched, some wording almost illegible. Some scratches on crystal.
Tiffany Co. Diamond, Ruby, 18k Yellow Gold Open Heart Necklace
Featuring ten round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.25 cttw., interspersed by ten round-cut rubies weighing a total of approximately 1.50 cttw., set in an 18k yellow gold open heart mounting measuring approximately 22 x 25 mm, suspended from an 18k yellow gold chain, forming a 17 inch necklace. Gross Weight: 3.9 dwts Note: Back of heart and top of chain marked Tiffany Co. 750
Designed as an orchid, the pistils accented by seven round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.75 cttw., set in an 18k yellow gold mounting measuring approximately 46 x 43 mm. Accompanied by a brown Tiffany Co. pouch. Gross Weight: 15.8 dwts Provenance: From a private Livermore, CA collection. Note: Back marked Tiffany Co. 750
The 24k yellow gold fancy link measuring approximately 12 mm in width, completed by a platinum lobster claw clasp, forming an 8 1/4 inch bracelet. Gross Weight: 74.5 dwts Provenance: From a private Belvedere, CA estate. Note: HH marked on clasp.
Designed as a seated lion, the body, nose and mouth featuring brown/orange and red enamel, the eyes accented by two round ruby cabochons and six single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.03 cttw., set in an 18k yellow gold mounting measuring approximately 45 x 41 mm. Gross Weight: 14.7 dwts Provenance: From the Estate of Roye F. Gold - Bronx, NY. Note: Very minor loss to enamel, back marked ML with the bottom L stretching further.
Featuring twenty-six graduated oval-cut and round-cut rubies ranging in size from approximately 1.18 ct. to 0.40 ct. and weighing a total of approximately 19.20 cttw., interspersed by fifty-four full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2.50 cttw., set in an articulated 18k yellow gold mounting, completed by a hook clasp, forming an 18 inch necklace. Gross Weight: 16.8 dwts Provenance: From a private San Francisco, CA collection.
Designed as a chimpanzee, the eyes featuring two oval shaped ruby cabochons, set in a 14k yellow and rose gold textured mounting measuring approximately 67 x 32 mm. Gross Weight: 13.7 dwts Provenance: From the Estate of Roye F. Gold - Bronx, NY.
Including one 18k yellow gold Cartier bergame link, 7 1/2 inch bracelet together with an 18k yellow gold Cartier bergame link motif ring, size 5. Gross Weight: 33.6 dwts Provenance: From a private Belvedere, CA estate. Note: Bracelet clasp signed Cartier 750 with serial no. 619223 inside shank of ring signed Cartier with serial no. 622494.
Designed as a seahorse, the head featuring seven single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.20 cttw., the eye accented by one round-cut ruby, set in a 14k yellow and rose gold brooch mounting measuring approximately 81 x 44 mm. Gross Weight: 17.0 dwts Provenance: From the Estate of Roye F. Gold - Bronx, NY. Note: Back has two plaques Trabert Hoeffer, Mauboussin and Reflection and serial no. 4534.
The 18k yellow gold textured bracelet designed as an open mouth serpent, tail passing the head and measuring approximately 14 mm in width. Gross Weight: 16.3 dwts Provenance: From a private Oakland, CA collection.
Featuring a Japanese shakudo depicting an elaborate tiger snarling towards its tail and measuring approximately 23 x 84 mm, prong set and backed on an 18k yellow gold mounting. Accompanied by a Gumps box. Gross Weight: 20.2 dwts Provenance: From a private San Francisco, CA collection. Note: Back marked Gumps
Featuring five round pierced jadeite jade discs measuring approximately 20.3 mm, set in a 14k rose gold mounting, completed by a tongue and groove clasp, forming a 6 1/2 inch bracelet. Accompanied by a GIA Gemological Report No. 5212186687 dated October 9, 2020 stating Two (2) Jadeite Jades. NATURAL COLOR. No indications of impregnation. Known in the trade as A jade. Only two (2) green stones were tested at random. Gross Weight: 17.0 dwts Provenance: From a private Walnut Creek, CA collection.
Featuring one oval shaped jadeite jade double cabochon measuring approximately 23.20 x 15.43 x 5.46 mm, set in a 14k yellow gold mounting. Accompanied by a GIA Gemological Report No. 5211186691 dated October 9, 2020 stating Jadeite Jade. NATURAL COLOR. No indication of impregnation. Known in the trade as A jade. Size: 7, Gross Weight: 5.3 dwts Provenance: From a private Walnut Creek, CA collection.
Composed of forty-six round cultured pearls measuring approximately 6.9 mm to 6.6 mm, completed by a cultured pearl, 18k yellow gold clasp with figure eight safety, forming a two strand 7 inch bracelet. Gross Weight: 15.0 dwts Provenance: From a private San Jose, CA estate.
Composed of one hundred and twenty-one natural saltwater pearls ranging in size from approximately 8.23 mm to 2.95 mm, completed by one emerald-cut emerald weighing approximately 1.01 ct., surrounded by eighteen old single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.25 cttw., set in a platinum box clasp mounting with figure eight safety, forming a graduated 21 inch necklace. Accompanied by a GIA Gemological Natural Pearl Identification Report No. 2115850255 dated March 29, 2010 stating Natural pearls, Saltwater, Pinctada radiata. No indication of treatment and accompanied by original fitted box. Gross Weight: 10.7 dwts Provenance: From a private collection.
Centering one oval shaped emerald double cabochon measuring approximately 7.8 x 6.4 x 4.8 mm and weighing approximately 1.70 ct., surrounded by ten old European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.00 cttw., set in a platinum mounting. Size: 6 1/2, Gross Weight: 3.2 dwts Provenance: From a private Berkeley, CA estate.
Composed of a central removable pendant featuring a pear-cut diamond weighing approximately 1.50 ct., accented by two pear-cut, two marquise-cut and two round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.00 cttw., set in an articulated platinum drop mounting measuring approximately 17 x 15 mm, completed by an enhancer bail with figure eight safety, further accented by one pear-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.30 ct., thirty-four graduated marquise-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 5.00 cttw., ninety-four graduated round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 3.15 cttw., ninety-two single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.85 cttw., set in an articulated platinum mounting, completed by a tongue and groove clasp with fold under safety, forming a 16 inch necklace. Total diamond weight for the necklace is approximately 12.80 cttw. Accompanied by a box. Gross Weight: 30.5 dwts Provenance: From a private San Francisco, CA collection. Note: Back of clasp marked with serial no. 12049. Evidence of minor repairs on back of two links.
Natural Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Color-Change Sapphire, Diamond, 14k White Gold Ring
Featuring one heart-cut sapphire weighing approximately 7.80 cts., accented by ten single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.20 cttw., set in a 14k white gold mounting. Accompanied by an AGL Prestige Gemstone Report No. 1108678 dated July 15, 2020 stating Natural Corundum, Color-Change Sapphire. Ceylon (Sri Lanka). No gemological evidence of heat no clarity enhancements. Degree of color-change: Strong (70 - 80), Quality of color-change: Very good. Color description: Violetish Blue to Purple. Size: 5 1/4, Gross Weight: 3.4 dwts Provenance: From a private Mountain View, CA collection.
Edwardian Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum Pendant Enhancer Brooch
Centering one old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 1.20 ct., flanked by two old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.77 ct. and 0.70 ct., accented by one hundred and thirty-nine old European-cut and single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 4.35 cttw., further enhanced by sixty-nine French-cut sapphires, set in a platinum oval shaped mounting with removable pendant bail and measuring approximately 27 x 43 mm. Total diamond weight for the brooch is approximately 7.02 cttw. Gross Weight: 11.4 dwts Provenance: From a private New York collection. Note: One sapphire missing.
Art Deco Cartier Sapphire, Diamond, Enamel, Platinum Brooch
Centering one emerald-cut sapphire weighing approximately 3.05 cts., flanked by two modified kite-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.90 cttw., accented by twenty baguette-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.00 cttw., further accented by one hundred and fifty-five round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 5.25 cttw., further enhanced by black enamel, set in a platinum art deco mounting measuring approximately 25 x 50 mm. Total diamond weight for the pair is approximately 7.15 cttw. Accompanied by a large Cartier pouch. Gross Weight: 9.3 dwts Provenance: From a private San Francisco, CA collection. Note: Loss to enamel, one diamond missing. Back signed Cartier with partial serial no. 6469.
An Impressive Diamond, Platinum Riviera Fringe Necklace
Featuring sixty-seven round brilliant-cut diamonds graduating from approximately 1.62 ct. to 0.29 ct. and weighing a total of approximately 44.15 cttw., accented by sixty-seven graduated pear-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 10.55 cttw., set in a platinum riviera fringe style mounting, forming a 14 3/4 inch articulated necklace. Accompanied by original Laykins box. Total diamond weight for the necklace is approximately 54.70 cttw. Gross Weight: 47.8 dwts Provenance: From the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Fleishhacker Jr. Both third generation San Franciscans, Mortimer and his wife Janet were very involved in the civic life of San Francisco and are known throughout California for their Philanthropy. Janet was chairman of the board of the University of San Francisco and national president of Camp Fire Girls, among many other achievements. They hosted a 25th anniversary party for the United Nations at their estate in Woodside, CA (known as Green Gables) to which the diplomatic corps including the Secretary General U-Thant attended. Mortimer gifted this necklace to Janet as an anniversary present. Janet, a very fashionable woman, was routinely featured on the list of the 10 best dressed women in San Francisco. She wore this necklace to the openings of the opera, ballet and symphony where she sat in the Fleishhacker family box M which is situated in the center of the opera house. Janet left the necklace to her daughter Delia Ehrlich, who also wore it on those occasions. Mortimer Jr.s father, Mortimer Fleishhacker and his brother Herbert were involved in the early electrification of California and founding the Crown Paper Company which later merged to form Crown Zellerbach. He was a regent for the University of California and helped found the local chapter of what would become the United Way. His brother Herbert was a founder of both Fleishhacker Pool and Fleishhacker Zoo (now known as the San Francisco Zoo), while Mortimer Jr. himself was a founder of the public television station KQED.
Benjamin Chambers Brown Indian Summer-Russian River, oil on canvas
(American, 1865-1942) Indian Summer-Russian River, circa 1920 Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches / 76.2 x 101.6 cm Signed lower right: Benjamin C. Brown California, signed, and titled verso: Benjamin C. Brown, Indian Summer-Russian River Provenance: Purchased from Studio Santa Barbara, December 29,1983 with copy of receipt. Private Collection, Piedmont, CA. Exhibitions: American Federation of Arts Exhibit: California Artists with label attached American Federation of Arts Exhibit California Artists Literature: The Studio Magazine, A Patriarch of Pasadena, May 1925, by Rose V.S. Berry. In this essay is a full color reproduction of the painting on page 126, where on page 124 Berry writes, Indian Summer-Russian River, is made pleasing by its difference from the usual Southern California subject, so often presented by Brown, and the difference in the season. The hills are of blue-gray, the eucalyptus trees feathery and plume-like stand out from the other trees of the hillside, while the red-roofed houses nestling in the poplar trees of the village give a colorful note, only a little less lovely than the reflections in the creek which flows directly across the foreground.
(American 1877-1947) Marin Ranch oil on masonite, 12.25 x 15.75 inches / 31.11 x 40.01 cm Frame: 16 7/8 x 21 inches, signed and dated lower right: Gile (19)39. Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek CA label verso from the show A Feast for the Eyes: The paintings of Selden Connor Gile (A Retrospective Exhibition) June 9- July 10, 1983 Provenance: Purchased from the Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery, Mill Valley CA (formerly San Francisco CA)
(American / German 1881-1971) Redwood woodcut in colors. image: 13 x 13 inches / 33.02 x 33.02 cm sheet: 17 x 14.375 inches / 43.18 x 36.51 cm, pencil signed with artist mark and numbered lower right: Gustave Baumann I 27/125 titled in pencil lower left: Redwood. CONDITION: In overall good condition, when examined out of the frame the sheet is not laid down but is hinged at the top with tape. Mild mat burn around the whole image from the acid in the mat. The colors are bright and the impression is strong.
(American 1877-1941) Coastal View, oil on board, 6.125 x 9.125 inches / 15.55 x 23.17 cm overall with frame: 12 x 15 inches, signed lower right: Maurice Braun Condition: In overall good condition, when examined under black light there is no visible in painting or restoration. The signature does not float or glow in any way. There is a small area of damage in the upper right corner of the board under the frame.
Will Sparks Colonnade of the Fine Arts Palace oil on canvas w/book
(American 1862-1937) Colonnade of the Fine Arts Palace oil on canvas, 8 x 12 1/8 inches 20.32 x 30.79 cm, signed lower right: Will Sparks. Notes: lot includes the PPIE book with color plates by Will Sparks.
Thomas Hart Benton The new Proprietors ink and wash on paper
(American 1889-1975) The New Proprietors ink and wash on paper, sheet: 11.125 x 14.125 inches / 28.26 x 35.87 cm Frame: 16 3/8 x 18 1/2 inches, signed in ink lower left: Thomas H. Benton dedication in ink lower left: The New Proprietors / Huby and Gert Love Tom (Huby was Leo Hubermans nickname and Gert is short for Gertrude, Leos wife) Provenance: The house depicted is a little fishermans cottage in Menemsha, MA (a small community on Marthas Vineyard Island which is part of the Township of Chilmark. My Uncle Leo and Aunt Gertrude purchased the property in 1945, long before Marthas Vineyard became a very exclusive, expensive vacation area. At the time they bought it, it had no indoor plumbing and very little interior space. Over the years downstairs and upstairs bathrooms were added, dormers were built onto the attic to create space for two small bedrooms, and a small guest cabin was constructed to the side of the house. Leo and Gert spent many summers there, often commuting back and forth as work demanded between the Vineyard and their main home in New York City. There is a much larger house next door which was purchased shortly before Leo and Gert bought theirs. It was owned by Sarah Greenebaum, a very dear friend of theirs, and over the summers a colony of intellectuals and artists (including Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman, E.Y.Harburg, Leonard Bernstein and many others) frequented both houses, generating a communal atmosphere that was actually documented by Sarah in an on-again off-again journal of the goings-on during the summers of 1953-1958. Thomas Hart Benton was a close friend of Leo and Gerts, and he illustrated Leos book We The People (published in 1932). Benton also owned a house in Chilmark and produced many paintings and drawings featuring Vineyard landscapes and characters. He was a part of the above mentioned group that had formed on the island and it was only natural for him to stop by Leo and Gerts new house and do this portrait of them and the house. Leo always treasured the drawing and it sometimes traveled with him to New York in the winters but was always hanging over the fireplace in the tiny living room of the Vineyard house in the summers. That house and the ability it gave Leo to share its beautiful location with others gave him great joy.
(American 1889-1975) The Race, 1942 lithograph, image: 8.875 x 13.25 inches / 22.54 x 33.65 cm sheet: 10.875 x 15.25 inches / 27.62 x 38.73 cm Frame: 14 7/8 x 18 7/8 inches, Signed in pencil lower right: Benton. Literature: Creekmore Fath The Lithographs of Thomas Hart Benton Fig 56. CONDITION: In overall good condition, when examined out of the frame the sheet is not laid down but is taped on all four edges. The acid from the cardboard has transferred to the back of the sheet. There is a slight wave to the paper on the right edge likely due to improper storage and framing. Light mat burn around the image, slight foxing throughout. Published and distributed by Associated American Artists, New York, with the original AAA label verso, the title noted on the label is Homeward Bound.
(American 1889-1975) Strike (Mine Strike) Lithograph on BFK Rives paper with watermark Image: 9.875 x 10.75 inches / 25.08 x 27.31 cm Sheet: 11.375 x 14.375 inches / 28.89 x 36.51 cm Frame: 15 1/8 x 16 1/2 inches, Signed in pencil lower right: Benton Fath, 5. Circulated by Contemporary Print Group, New York City, this image was issued as part of the The American Scene series two issued in 1934.
Thomas Hart Benton Photographing the Bull lithograph
(American 1889-1975) Photographing the Bull Lithograph, 1950 Image: 11.938 x 16 inches / 30.32 x 40.64 cm Sheet: 15.875 x 20.125 inches Signed in pencil lower right: Thomas H. Benton numbered lower left under the mat 24/500 Twayne Publishers stamp lower left corner under the mat Literature: Creekmore Fath, 170 CONDITION: When examined out of the frame the sheet is not laid down but it hinged with tape along the top of the sheet. Pronounced mat burn when the mat is lifted but overall the coloring of the paper is consistent with age. Please contact the department for additional images. There are no tears or abrasions to the image or the sheet, piece would benefit from being re-matted to stop the mat burn from getting worse and would benefit from being re-framed.
(American 1891-1942) February lithograph on wove paper, image: 8.875 x 11.875 inches / 22.54 x 30.16 cm Sheet: 11.875 x 16 inches / 30.16 x 40.64 cm, signed in pencil lower right: Grant Wood from the edition of 250 published by Associated American Artists, New York NY (with the original label on the frame verso).
(American 1897-1946) John Brown, 1939 Lithograph on wove paper. Image: 14.75 x 11 inches / 37.465 x 27.94 cm Sheet: 18.75 x 13.375 inches / 47.625 x 33.972 cm Frame: 22 5/8 x 18 inches, Signed in pencil lower right: John Stuart Curry published by the Associated American Artists, New York, from the edition of 250. Associated American Artists, New York original label on frame verso. Literature: Cole 34 Condition: In overall good condition, when examined out of the frame the sheet is not laid down but is hinged in the two top corners with non archival tape. Moderate mat burn around the image, with no abrasions or areas of loss to either the sheet or the image. Would benefit from being re-framed.
Circle of Jean-Leon Gerome The Bather oil o canvas
(French, 1824-1904) The Bather oil on canvas, 32 x 24 inches / 81.28 x 60.96 cm frame: 39 x 30.75 inches, bears signature on the stool: Gerome Provenance: From the private collection of W. Robert Morgan, rancher, lawyer, art patron, and founder of The Triton Museum of Art (Santa Clara, CA). By familial descent to current owner.
(French 1796-1875) Ours Fuyant les Chiens (Bear Fleeing from Dogs) bronze, 13 x 17.5 x 7.5 inches / 33.02 x 44.45 x 19.05 cm, Signed on the front rock: Barye. LITERATURE: M. Poletti and A. Richarme, Barye, Catalogue raisonn des sculptures, Paris, 2000, p. 133, no. A11, another example illustrated.
(French 1796-1875) Aigle Tenant un Hron (An Eagle with a Heron) bronze, 12.5 x 12.25 x 8 inches / 31.75 x 31.12 x 20.32 cm, signed left on the rock: A. L. Barye Literature: M. Poletti A. Richarme, Barye Catalogue Raisonn des Sculptures, Paris, p. 328-329 no. A184 (another example illustrated)
Attrib. to Ubadlo Gandolfi Hercules Chained sanguine
(Italian 1728-1781) Hercules Chained sanguine on paper, sight: 20.25 x 14 inches / 51.435 x 35.56 cm frame: 30 3/4 x 24 inches, unsigned annotated verso: Hercules Chained Attr: Ubaldo Gandolfi S. Matteo Della Decima to Ravenna 1781 (circa 1760) Drawing of a hand done in Sanguine on the sheet verso Provenance: La Scala Art Gallery Milano purchased by the current owner from Thomas Livingston Antiques, San Francisco CA
(French b. 1948) Study for Machine Volante II, 1973 ink drawing, sheet: 8.25 x 11.625 inches / 20.955 x 29.52 cm Frame: 16 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches, signed and dated in ink lower right: E. Desmarieres 1972, dated in pencil lower left: Mars 72. Inscribed verso: Study for one of his first etchings Machine Volante II 1973- Plate 5 / Erik Desmazieres etchings 1972-1981 published Fitch-Febvrel Gallery New York 1982
(Czech b. 1942) Untitled Blue Heads oil on canvas, 29.75 x 29.75 inches / 75.56 x 75.56 cm signed and dated lower right: Sopko 81 illegible blue stamp verso Condition: In overall good condition, when examined under black light there is no evidence of in painting or restoration. The canvas has not been relined but is a little lose on the stretcher bars which has created a wavy effect visible from the front, but in no way affects the integrity of the painting. The colors are bright and there are no visible abrasions or areas of paint loss.
Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday 1959 Comic ink over graphite on bristol board
(American 1922-2000) Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip Lucy, Linus Van Pelt and Charlie Brown Original Art dated 11-22-59 (United Syndicate, 1959) ink over graphite on Bristol board sheet: 16 x 23.37 inches / 40.64 x 59.37 cm Frame: 22 x 29 inches, signed in the last panel: Schulz, dated in the far left bottom panel: 11-22 the logo is a stat paste-up publisher notes are annotated verso including full date written in green colored pencil 11/22/59 Provenance: Was given to the current owner by her Grandmother who was a friend and neighbor of Schulzs and he gave it to her personally in 1960. CONDITION: In overall good condition, the board is not laid down when examined out of the frame. There is tape residue along the edges of the sheet on the left and right sides. Slight wave to the paper and a minor water stain in the lower left corner. The work has been professionally framed and glazed. There are no areas of loss to the sheet or abrasions to the panels.
(American 1927-2009) Untitled (Falling Man), 1969 oil and pencil on canvas, 12.125 x 12.125 inches / 30.79 x 30.79 cm Frame: 12 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches, signed and dated verso at the bottom of the canvas: E. Trova 69. Dedicated and dated at the top of the canvas verso: Best Wishes / Jeffreys Family / the Trovas Calif. July 67. Provenance: Purchased from the Pace Gallery New York, NY
Mr. Brainwash Campbells screenprint w/ hand embellishments on canvas
(French b. 1966) Campbells screenprint with hand embellishments on canvas, 19.75 x 27.75 inches / 50.17 x 70.49 cm Frame: 30 5/8 x 38 5/8 inches, signed along left edge: Mr. Brainwash signed and dated verso with registration number: Life is Wonderful Mr. Brainwash (20)09 / serie BWO RB697445 with blue thump print
Mr. Brainwash Legend (green), 2009 screenprint with hand embellishments
(French b. 1966) Legend (Green), 2009 screenprint in colors with hand embellishments on wove paper, sheet: 22.5 x 30.125 inches / 57.15 x 76.52 cm Frame: 27 1/8 x 35 1/8 inches, signed in pencil along the seam of Alis shorts: Mr. Brainwash numbered lower left: AP 3/4 when examined out of the frame the sheet is tacked along all four sides we are unable to remove the sheet to view the verso
(American 1929-2004) MM oil on canvas, 89 x 74.25 inches / 226.06 x 188.59 cm, signed, dated and titled verso: Sam Tchakalian 1963 MM. Condition: In overall good condition, the canvas is not relined but has been repaired for chipping and cracking paint due to poor treatment. The repair is barely noticeable to the untrained eye. As part of the repairs the canvas has been re-stretched on its original stretcher bars. The colors are bright with little to no surface soiling. Notes: Sam tchakalian Paintings 1958-1978 book to be sold with painting
(American 1907-1961) Satyr and Woman tempera and ink on paper sight: 19.75 x 25.375 inches / 50.165 x 64.452 cm Frame: 26 1/8 x 31 5/8 inches, signed and dated in ink lower right: Bryon Browne, 1950, titled in ink lower left: Satyr and Woman, paintings Drawings Ltd Contemporary Art New York NY label verso
Morris Graves Birds Masking, 1953 crayon on paper laid on board
(American 1910-2001) Birds Masking crayon on paper laid down on board, 24 x 18 inches / 61 x 45.7 cm, signed and dated lower right: Graves/ 1953 Provenance: Willard Gallery, New York. Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery San Francisco, California. Acquired by the present owner from the above. Offered in Christies American Paintings sale 9/12/2006 lot 156. Exhibited: Art Lending Service of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, n.d.
U San Win Women and child at waters edge in front of Mandalay Palace wall and bastion oil on panel
(Burmese 1905-1981) Women and child at waters edge in front of Mandalay Palace wall and bastion oil on panel 12 x 16 inches / 30.48 x 40.64 cm frame: 15 x 19 1/4 inches, signed and dated lower left: San Win 1963 signed in Burmese verso.
(Indian 1933-2001) Fisherwomen oil on canvas 30 x 39 inches / 76.2 x 99.06 cm signed and dated on the right edge center of the canvas: B. Prabha (19)83 CONDITION: In overall good condition, the canvas is un-stretched with no visible areas of restoration or damage. When examined under black light there are no areas of restoration or repair. Canvas would benefit from being re-stretched. Notes: This lot is accompanied by a digital copy of the certificate of authenticity from Nayana Sarmalkar.
Emilo Grau Sala Reflections of Lady at a Dressing Table oil on canvas
(Spanish 1911-1975), Reflections of a Lady at a Dressing Table,1968-1969, oil on canvas 46 x 35 inches / 116.84 x 88.9 cm framed: 55 x 44 inches, signed lower right Grau Sala, signed and dated verso, Proenance: From the artist, Paris Helen and Zelli Capin, Nogalez, AZ Current owner, Piedmont, CA.
(Dutch 1898-1972) Belvedere (May 1958) lithograph on cream Holland wove paper, image: 18.25 x 11.625 inches / 46.355 x 29.527 cm Sheet: 23.125 x 16.375 cm, signed and dated in the image lower right: MCE V58 signed and numbered in pencil lower left: MC Escher No. 26/40. Literature: Bool MC Escher: His Life and Complete Graphic Work, fig. 426
David Hockney Pool Made with Paper and Blue ink for Book color lithograph
(British b. 1937) Pool made with Paper and blue Ink for Book lithograph in colors on wove paper, sheet: 10.5 x 9 inches / 26.67 x 22.86 cm, signed and dated in pencil lower right: David Hockney (19)80 numbered lower left: 671/1000. Susan Sheehan Gallery label verso with full cataloging noting this work was printed and published by Tyler Graphics, Mt. Kisco NY. Provenance: Certificate of authenticity from the Susan Sheehan gallery NY where it was Purchased in 2000. Condition: In overall good condition. The piece is floating in the original frame from the gallery it was purchased from. There are no abrasions or any signs of discoloration to the image. The colors are bright and no evidence of foxing or any kind of damage to the sheet. The sheet is not laid down all four edges are visible. Notes: This lithograph is accompanied by the book Paper Pools, with the original card slipcase, both stamp-numbered 671, the book is signed in red ink on the justification page.
Henry Moore La Poesie complete lithograph portfolio (10)
(British 1898-1986) La Poesie (the complete portfolio) ten lithographs printed in colors on Arches wove paper, contained loose (as issued) in the original printed boards and slipcase overall: 19.25 x 15.75 inches / 48.89 x 40.01 cm, each initialed in pencil lower right: HM this set numbered 24 from the edition of 110, accompanied by the justification, also signed in pencil by the artist, and text pages, printed by Curwen Studio, London, published by Art et Poesie, Paris. Provenance: From the estate of Flia Lal (the director of Les Bibliophiles de lUnion Francaise publishers), given to the family of the current owner by Lal upon her death and passed down through descent to the current owner
(British 1898-1986) White Forms lithograph in colors on Barcham green paper mounted on Japon nacre paper, image: 11.25 x 11 inches / 28.9 x 27.9 cm, signed and dated in the image lower right: Moore 66 signed and numbered in pencil lower left: Moore Epreuve d Artiste. Provenance: From the estate of Flia Lal (the director of Les Bibliophiles de lUnion Francaise publishers), given to the family of the current owner by Lal upon her death and passed down through descent to the current owner Condition: In overall good condition, when examined out of the frame the sheet is not laid down but was attached to the glass with brown tape, tape residue on all four sides visible verso. No visible foxing or discoloration to the sheet, the colors are bright with no visible fading or toning.
Pierre Soulages Eau Forte XII etching and aquatint
(French b. 1919) Eau Forte XII etching and aquatint on BFK Rives paper, sheet: 25.625 x 19.75 inches / 65.08 x 50.165 cm, signed in pencil lower right: Soulages and numbered lower left: 33/100. Provenance: From the estate of Flia Lal (the director of Les Bibliophiles de lUnion Francaise publishers), given to the family of the current owner by Lal upon her death and passed down through descent to the current owner Condition: In overall good condition, no tears or abrasions to the sheet. Brown tape around the edges verso presumably from it being previously mounted and framed. This work is being is being sold unframed at this time. Very slight handling creases along the edges (unnoticeable to the untrained eye).
(American, 19272011) Lineup 36, 1998 screenprint, image: 14.5 x 19.5 inches / 36.83 x 49.53 cm Sheet: 22 x 29.5 inches / 55.88 x 74.93 cm frame: 27 x 38.75 inches, pencil signed and dated lower right: Chamberlain 98 numbered lower left: 60/63.
(American, 19172000) Supermarket Flora, 1996 serigraph in colors, image: 30 x 23 inches / 76.2 x 58.42 cm Sheet: 35 x 27 inches / 88.9 x 68.58 cm, pencil signed and dated lower right: Jacob Lawrence- 1996, numbered in pencil lower left: 55/108.
Rufino Tamayo Personaje a Contraluz etching in colors
(Mexican 1899-1991) Personaje a Contraluz, (from 15 Aguafuertes) color etching on Guarro paper, sheet: 29.5 x 22.25 inches / 74.93 x 56.51 cm frame: 38 1/4 x 30 inches, signed in pencil lower right: R. Tamayo numbered in pencil lower left: HC.
Lynn Davis Iceberg 11 Disko Bay Greenland gelatin silver print
(American b. 1944) Iceberg 11 Disko Bay Greenland silver gelatin print (later impression), image: 28 x 28 inches / 71.12 x 71.12 cm, signed in pen and dated verso: Lynn Davis 1989, numbered and dated stamp verso: Edition 7/10 Date Taken 1988 Date printed 1989.
(American, 19052006) Classic Torso, 1952 gelatin silver print, image: 13 x 9.5 inches / 33.02 x 24.13 cm overall with matting: 20 x 16 inches / 50.8 x 40.64 cm, pencil signed lower right: Ruth Bernhard pencil signed, titled and dated verso: Classic Torso 1952 / Ruth Bernhard.
Ruth Bernhard Symbiosis, 1970 gelatin silver print
(American, 19052006) Symbiosis, 1970 gelatin silver print, image: 13.5 x 8 / 34.29 x 20.32 cm, overall with matting: 19.75 x 16 inches / 50.165 x 40.64 cm, pencil signed lower right: Ruth Bernhard pencil signed, dated and titled verso: Ruth Bernhard / Symbiosis 1970.
New Mexico. Mid-20th Century. Wide mouth, bulging tapered body painted white, and with black and orange geometric motifs to a wide band from mouth to lower body. Approximate dimensions: 12 high x 12 inches diameter.. Condition: Chips to the rim. Minor paint loss and surface wear. some wear to the underside. No apparent cracks or repairs.
New York. 1907-1947. Oval form with pierced foliate chased and repouss walls, on four claw feet monogram to the center. Marked Tiffany Co. / 8068 Makers 5702 / Sterling-Silver / 925-1000 / M. Approximate dimensions: 4 1/4 high x 10 3/4 wide x 6 5/8 inches deep.Approximate weighable silver: 22.0878 troy oz.. Condition: Light tarnish and surface wear.
Spaulding Gorham Six Piece Sterling Silver Tea Service
Circa 1925. Comprising a hot water kettle on stand with burner, coffee pot, tea pot, creamer, covered sugar, and a waste bowl all with fluted bodies, incised foliate decoration all pieces with REK monograms the waste-bowl and creamer with gilt-washed interiors accompanied by two unassociated sterling tongs. Marked with GORHAM / Durgin cursive D mark / zeppelin mark / Sterling / 880-3 / SPAULDING-GORHAM, some with additional markings relating to volume, the kettle also with 925 1000 / ni-plane symbol the kettle stand marked STERLING / 1 the burner marked GORHAM / lion passant / anchor / G / STERLING / P / ship symbol the kettle with Approximate weighable silver includes finials, spacers, and burner interior parts: 131.6836 troy oz.Approximate dimensions: Kettle on stand 12 1/2 inches high, coffee pot 9 inches high, tea pot 6 inches high.. Condition: All spaced handles are loose, the tea pot handle is partially detached. Kettle with bend to nub that rests on the stand. Cracking to the finials. Minor tarnish. Very minor surface wear overall. Small dent to creamer side.
Comprising a clock and five light candelabra pair the bronze bodies modelled all over with a fish scale motif gilt bronze mounts, bases and candleholders including lion head handles. Movement with JAPY FRERES MED DHONNEUR centering a medallion, 48292 / 33 also to the movement. Approximate dimensions: Clock 24 high x 9 1/2 wide x 8 inches deep, candelabras 28 high x 13 1/2 inches diameter.. Condition: The clock has not been wound or tested. Break to one candleholder. Patina throughout. The dial with minor darkening, very small chips around winder holes, and scratches to the glass cover. Pendulum available.
First half 20th century. Blue enameled box with gilt-metal body and applied stars to the enamel the round lid is opened by a switch to the front, revealing a chirping and moving red bird in working condition. MADE IN GERMANY to the box backside. Approximate dimensions: 1 3/4 high x 4 1/4 wide x 3 inches deep.. Condition: Slight chip to enamel on backside corner. Light scratches to the underside. Very light surface wear. With winder.
Barbedienne Type Champlev Gilt-Bronze Covered Coupe
France Second half 19th century. Ferdinand Barbedienne (France, 1810-1892). Oval form coupe with tapered sides, the handles in the form of birds on foliate sprigs, all supported on a figural base the lid, body, and base all with polychrome champlev decoration. Approximate dimensions: 7 1/4 high x 9 1/4 wide x 5 1/4 inches deep.. Condition: Light rubbing and gilt loss. Barbediennes displays at the International Exhibition of 1862, also known as the Great London Exposition, won him accolades for the fine champleve enamel decorative objects designed together with Alfred-Paul-Louis Serre (France, 1837-1906).
Waterford cut crystal with tuneable metal strings on a trapezoidal black laminate wood base. Michael Murphy 2015 incised to the harp base WATERFORD etched to the harp base gold and green Waterford sticker to the harp. Approximate dimensions including the custom base: 45 high x 19 1/2 wide x 10 1/2 inches deep.. Condition: The base with some cracks to the lamination and minor wear. The harp with no apparent wear aside from slightly bent harp strings.
Late 18th Century Neoclassical Mahogany Longman Broderip Square Piano
Circa 1792-1793. The case with inlaid trim, inlaid swag above the keyboard, mounted brass roundels, square taper legs 61 keys, single sustain pedal. Porcelain plaque above the keyboard reads BY ROYAL PATENT LONGMAN BRODERIP MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS No 25 CHEAPSIDE - No 13 HAYMARKET LONDON, 3131 impressed to the wood ferame interior. Approximate dimensions: 31 high x 63 wide x 22 3/4 inches deep.. Provenance: Historic Filoli Estate, Woodside, CA. Condition: The case with surface wear throughout including scratches, stains to the finish, and small chips. The keys with significant patina. Most keys do not play. Some repair and minor loss to the inlay. Some cracking to veneer with repair.
Italian 18th Century Harpsichord with Painted Frame
Venice, Italy. Circa 19780-1800. Venetian-Style green-painted body on carved gilt wood base the bodys exterior painted with flowers accented with gilt paste foliate accents the area under the lid painted with pastoral landscape scenes. Approximate dimensions: 38 high x 31 1/2 wide x 73 inches deep.. Provenance: Historic Filoli Estate, Woodside, CA. Condition: Some wear and patina to the painted finish including some chips and minor loss. Some cracks to the wood. The keyboard is in pieces, the instrument is completely unplayable.
17th century. The wing-back chair with a coffered back, and arms terminating in circles square legs. Approximate dimensions: 40 high x 30 1/4 wide x 25 inches deep.. Condition: Overall wear is very good considering age. Some restoration and repair, most notably to the arms where large screws secure the arms to the frame. Seat is missing.
London. Circa 1760. John Harrison (Fl. 1743-1787). Wood case with brass mounts burl veneer, inlay and hand-scripted writing above the 61 key keyboard square legs with irregular stretcher on casters. Joannes Harri on Londini Fecit 1749 inscribed above the keyboard. Approximate dimensions: 32 high x 74 3/4 wide x 29 inches deep.. Provenance: Historic Filoli Estate, Woodside, CA. Condition: Surface wear throughout including small dents, chips, scratches, and stains to the finish. Patina to the keys. One door hinge is very loose. Slight veneer loss. Damage where the lid latch meets the lid when opened. A lot of keys stick or do not strike.
First half 18th century. The top with moulded edge the front with two pinwheel carved panels flanking a cross additional carving to the front throughout small compartment to interior original hardware. Approximate dimensions: 31 high x 64 wide x 24 inches deep.. Condition: Insect damage and other wear to the carving, severe towards the bottom of the piece. Some fill-in repairs to the top.
Circa 1960. Central medallion on a red ground, dark blue main border, treble guard border bands pale orange, medium and deep blue dense polychrome floral and foliate motif. Approximate dimensions: 15 feet 9 inches x 11 feet 3 inches.. Condition: Some minor darkening and loss to the fringe. Very light wear overall.
First half 19th century. Curved cane back the frame with carved coffering riveted leather padding to the arms baluster carved arms supports on casters red and gold silk upholstered cushion. Approximate dimensions: 39 high x 24 1/4 wide x 30 inches deep.. Condition: Minor scuffs and chips to the frame. Overall wear very good considering age.
18th century. Slant front opens to reveal four drawers and five storage spaces above two short drawers on round taper legs with pad feet burl veneer panels throughout banded inlay to the top and front. Approximate dimensions: 30 1/2 high x 22 wide x 14 1/4 inches deep.. Condition: Some cracking and peeling to veneer, some with repaired loss. Overall wear is very good considering age.
Persia. Circa 1935. Central mauve medallion on a light blue ground dark green spandrels brown main border polychrome. foliate motif throughout. Approximate dimensions: 16 feet 11 inches x 10 feet 10 inches.. Condition: Some previous moth damage to the edge. Candle-wax spill. Loss to the fringe. Some fading to the pile in the center. Several small dark stains.
Arizona. Rose Cabat (American, 1914-2015). Glazed stoneware Comprising white/blue glaze, pale pink glaze, purple glaze, and a blue/green glaze. CABAT incised to the undersides White/blue feelie with additional M mark, purple with additional X mark. Approximate dimensions: 4 1/4 - 2 3/4 inches high.. Condition: Potential miniscule chips to the mouth of the white, blue, and purple feelies possibly from manufacture.
Rose Cabat (American, 1914-2015). Glazed stoneware comprising light blue and green glaze, light blue with green flecks glaze, green/blue with brown swirl glaze, light pink and lavender glaze, and a pale green over light blue glaze. CABAT incised to the undersides. Approximate dimensions: 6 1/4 - 4 1/2 inches high.. Condition: Potential miniscule chips to the mouths, possibly from manufacture.
Modeled in a recumbent position with a sinuous spine and legs tucked beneath the body, the head half turned towards to the right, the finely polished stone of even white tone. Length: 4 3/4 inches (12 cm).
Comprising a rounded box, rectangular ink stone, footed ovoid brush washer, brush, and a rectangular seal surmounted by a carved dragon, all carved in relief with similar dragons tracing fiery pearls amidst clouds, with Qianlong marks. The ink stone: 6 inches (15 cm) long the brush washer: 2 1/8 inches (5.5 cm) high. Condition: Wear.
The seated figure of Pindola, exquisitely carved from a semi-translucent russet stone, with wrathful expression, taming a tiger with a precious ring in the right hand, clad in long robes decorated with painted raised bosses and finely incised with clouds and dharma wheels. Height: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm). Condition: Hairline to the right knee.
Chinese Famille Rose Enamel Wall Vase, Qianlong Mark
Modeled as a moon flask with Faux-bois glaze, centered with a quatrefoil panel enclosing a poetic inscription followed by two iron-red seals, raised on a gilt decorated stand, the interior and back enameled turquoise, the base with an apocryphal six character Qianlong mark. Height: 7 1/4 inches (18.5 cm).
Of rouleau shape, surmounted by a wide flaring neck flanked by a pair of ruyi-shaped handles, brightly and finely painted around the body with large lotus blooms borne on dense scrolling leafy tendrils, between key-fret bands, ruyi heads surrounding the mouth with a gilt rim, all reserved on a lime-green ground. The vase: 12 inches (30.5 cm) high the lamp: 21 inches (53.5 cm) high. Condition: The vase was later repurposed to be a lamp base.
The pear-shaped body flanked by a pair of gilt iron-red, scrolling cloud-form handles and finely enameled with a scene of deer in a mountainous landscape, with a six-character Qianlong mark in blue to the base. Height: 18 inches (46 cm). Provenance: Property from a San Francisco collection.
The pear-shaped body with a flaring mouth, surmounted on a splayed foot, covered overall with a lustrous glaze of an attractive copper-red tone terminating at the mouth and foot, six-character Qianlong mark in underglaze blue to the base. Height: 11 1/4 inches (28.5 cm).
The well proportioned bulbous vase covered with a lustrous black glaze terminating at the mouth and foot, the base applied with an apple-green glaze together with a pair of smaller vases in a similar shape. Height of the tallest: 5 1/2 inches (14 cm). Applied paper label for Vermeer Griggs Collection, no. 284. With a wooden stand.
In the shape of willow leaf, sweeping up to a wide flared mouth and covered with a rich glaze of crushed-raspberry tone terminating above the foot to expose the buff stoneware body, the interior and recessed base applied with a white glaze, with a six-character Kangxi mark in underglaze blue. Height: 6 inches (15 cm). Applied paper label for Vermeer Griggs Collection, no. 198. With a brocade box.
Chinese Large Blue and White Double-Gourd Shou Vase
The upper register decorated with shou character roundels, the lower register with four large medallions, each with a stylized shou character formed from plants amid roundels of a similar symbol, all reserved on ruyi cloud scrolls, the base with a Changshen Bulao mark. Height: 16 1/4 inches (41.5 cm). Provenance: Property from the collection of Professor E.T. Hall, Portland, Oregon, purchased in 1954 with receipt. Condition: Scratch marks.
With rounded tapering sides, painted in bright cobalt blue with two dragons amid clouds above swirling waves, the base inscribed with a eight-character mark. Width: 11 1/4 inches (28.5 cm). Provenance: Property of a Vancouver, Canada estate by descent.
The ovoid body pierced with three medallions with an Arabic inscribed central roundel surrounded by green and yellow floral scrolls, interrupted by leafy lotus sprays, the foot and shoulder encircled by lappets, the base bearing a Zhengde mark. Height: 6 3/4 inches (17 cm). Provenance: Property from the collection of Professor E.T. Hall, Portland, Oregon, purchased in 1974 with receipt. Note: The original receipt will remain in Michaans possession. Certified copies of the original receipt are available to the successful bidder upon request.
Chinese Blue and White Arabic Inscribed Garlic-Head Vase
The pear-shaped body rising to a tall neck surmounted by a bulb mouth, the shoulder applied with twin monster masks, painted with a pair of roundels enclosing Arabic inscriptions, reserved on a floral ground. Height: 12 3/4 inches (32.5 cm). Provenance: From a Vancouver, Canada estate, purchased in 1965 with receipt.
The pear-shaped body set on one side with a curved spout opposing an arched strap handle, painted with two Arabic-inscribed roundels, all reserved on stylized floral scrolls, with a six-character Zhengde mark to the base. Height: 10 5/8 inches (27 cm). Provenance: Property from the collection of Professor E.T. Hall, Portland, Oregon, purchased in 1953 with receipt.
Of conical form, the exterior walls exquisitely decorated with a pair of sinuous five-clawed dragons pursuing gilt-painted fiery pearls amongst flames and lignzhi-shaped clouds above crushing waves, coloful leiwen border around the mouth, six-character Guangxu mark in underglaze blue to the base. Diameter: 5 1/4 inches (13.5 cm).
With wide flaring sides with an everted rim, surmounted on a tall slightly splayed foot, painted in a copper-red glaze around the body with silhouettes of three fish, six-character Qianlong mark in underglaze blue to the base. Diameter: 6 1/8 inches (15.5 cm).
The globular body supported on a short slightly splayed foot rising to a flared neck, the exterior incised with two dragons amidst scrolling clouds below a horizontal band of upright lappets around the neck, the base incised with a ten-character mark. Height: 5 inches (12.5 cm). Provenance: Property from the collection of Professor E.T. Hall, Portland, Oregon, purchased in 1974 with receipt. Note: The original receipt will remain in Michaans possession. Certified copies of the original receipt are available to the successful bidder upon request.
Of flared sides indented into ten petal lobes resting on a recessed base with six spur marks, covered overall with a lustrous glaze suffused with iron-gray crackle joined by faint golden crackle. Width: 4 1/2 inches (11.5 cm). Provenance: From the collection of Captain Edward Pearce, Annapolis, Maryland, purchased in 1955 with receipt.
Of flared sides with eight petal lobes divided by a notched facet to the rim, the concave base with six spur marks, covered overall with an ash-gray glaze suffused with dark iron crackle joined by finer golden-russet crackle. Width: 6 inches (15 cm). Provenance: From the collection of Captain Edward Pearce, Annapolis, Maryland, purchased in 1957 with receipt. Note: The original receipt will remain in Michaans possession. Certified copies of the original receipt are available to the successful bidder upon request.
The pear-shaped body potted with six lobed sides rising from a splayed foot to a flared petal mouth rim, covered overall with a lustrous pale bluish-green glaze suffused with irregular dark iron crackle, the unglazed foot ring revealing the dark brown body. Height: 8 inches (20.5 cm). Provenance: From the collection of Captain Edward Pearce, Annapolis, Maryland, purchased in 1957 with receipt. Note: The original receipt will remain in Michaans possession. Certified copies of the original receipt are available to the successful bidder upon request.
The rounded sides indented into eight notched petals, covered overall with a lustrous grayish-blue glaze finely suffused with delicate crackle. Width: 6 1/4 inches (16 cm). Provenance: From the collection of Captain Edward Pearce, Annapolis, Maryland, purchased in 1955 with receipt. Note: The original receipt will remain in Michaans possession. Certified copies of the original receipt are available to the successful bidder upon request.
The pear-shaped body rising to a slender neck with a flared mouth rim, covered with a lustrous black glaze speckled all over with irregular metallic-silver streaks, the rim painted with a white slip, the glaze stopping at the foot revealing the buff stoneware body. Height: 10 5/8 inches (27 cm). Provenance: From the collection of Captain Edward Pearce, Annapolis, Maryland, purchased in 1955 with receipt. Note: The original receipt will remain in Michaans possession. Certified copies of the original receipt are available to the successful bidder upon request.
The deep conical body rising to a shallow groove at the mouth, covered overall with a black glaze embellished with silvery black streaks, the glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the dark brown stoneware body, the rim bound in a metal band. Diameter: 5 inches (12.5 cm). Provenance: From the collection of Captain Edward Pearce, Annapolis, Maryland, purchased in 1956 with receipt.
With deep flaring sides, molded to the interior with a floral medallion of a phoenix encircled by birds among foliate scrolls, all bound with a classic scroll band beneath the rim, covered with a thick ivory glaze, the rim bound in copper. Diameter: 13 1/4 inches (34 cm). Provenance: From the collection of Captain Edward Pearce, Annapolis, Maryland.
The deep rounded sides raised on a short straight foot and covered inside and out with a thick glaze of grayish-blue tone thinning to an olive hue at the mouth, embellished to the interior with three reddish-purple splashes, the unglazed underside has burnt pale brown in the firing. Diameter: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm).
The domed cover densely decorated in polychrome enamels with a hundred antique design above a band of ruyi-heads, the box similarly embellished and raised on a straight foot with floral scrolls, all reserved on a rich sky-blue ground. Diameter: 5 3/4 inches (14.5 cm). Condition: Cracks to the interior, wear to the rims.
The rectangular cloisonne panel decorated to one side with a delicately enameled scene of male and female deer under a pine tree on a riverbank surrounded by mountains with a crane in flight amidst clouds, encircled by a turquoise-ground enameled border of four lotus blooms and archaistic motifs, the other side relief-decorated with a scholar and young attendant attempting to capture a goose, within a frieze of foliate meanders, the stand further embellished to one side with similarly enameled floral designs above twin stylized dragons, the other side cast in relief with scrolling work which repeats on a pair of flanges applied to either column. Height: 12 1/4 inches (31 cm). Condition: Wear, tiny dents.
The flat rectangular shaft tapering towards a dragon-head hook opposing a wide, stylized dragon face, the gilt surface decorated with green stone inlays together with a dark bronze chi dragon belt hook. Length of the first: 5 3/4 inches (14 cm). Condition: The first with extensive patina and wear.
The first, the well curved gilt shaft cast to the pierced middle section with a feline, the pierced end with a bear-like beast opposing a chi dragon head, inlaid with turquoise glass insets the second gently curved and tapered towards a beast-head hook, decorated with a stylized phoenix amidst scrolls. Length of the first: 8 inches (20.5 cm). Condition: Wear, patina.
The first, Tsongkhapa seated in lotus position atop a double-lotus plinth, with serene expression, wearing long robes, the right hand raised in abhaya mudra and the left hand in dhyana mudra, the palms incised with diamonds the second, a four-armed deity with the head of a boar, possibly Varaha, standing in alidhasana, the hands holding his attributes, the wrathful face crowned with a skull tiara. Height of the first: 4 3/4 inches (12 cm).
Seated in vajrasana on a double-lotus base pierced at back, with her principal hands raised in vitarka mudra and other hands holding her attributes, wearing a loose-fitting dhoti decorated with the symbol of longevity, adorned with a necklace and elaborate bejeweled headdress, the face bearing a serene expression with downcast eyes, the feet incised with lotus. Approximate height: 31 1/2 inches (80 cm). Condition: Chips, dents, patina, wear.
Large Sino-Tibetan Cast Bronze Three-Faced Tara Statue
Seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base pierced at back, with three faces and six arms, one principal hand raised in varada mudra, the other hands holding her attributes, the faces looking down with downcast eyes and gentle smile, the hair finely striated and pulled into a high chignon surrounded by an ornate tiara inlaid with hard stone beads. Approximate height: 31 1/4 inches (79 cm). Condition: Chips, dents, patina, wear, missing some nails at the neck joint.
A Pair of Large Chinese Carved and Lacquered Wood Statues of Buddhist Figures
Each well carved and lacquered, standing on a lotus base, with meditative expression, dressed in long loose-fitting robes, surface with traces of gilding. Approximate height: 48 1/2 inches (123 cm) each. Condition: Losses and cracks to lacquer finish.
Chinese Embroidered Midnight-Blue Surcoat and Red Skirt
The black ground is decorated in satin-stitch and Peking knot with butterflies and various flowers including peony and prunus above cresting waves and lingzhi mushrooms, with four gilt metal buttons at front together with a red-ground skirt, embroidered in polychrome silk and gilt threads, with appliqued black borders. Size of the surcoat: 44 1/2 long x 51 inches across (113 x 129 cm). Condition: Areas of fraying.
The reddish-brown ground is woven with polychrome threads, depicting five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amongst lingzhi-shaped clouds, the Eight Buddhists Emblems and Eight Taoist Emblems, the collar and sleeves decorated with similar motifs reserved on a black ground and accented with gold-wrapped thread. Size: 52 3/4 inches (134 cm) long 88 inches (223.5 cm) across. Condition: Fraying to the sleeves.
The hardwood frame comprising of sixfolds carved in openwork with scrolls and secured by metal joinery, eachpanelencloses five rectangular porcelain plaques, brightly enameled with various birds and flowers. Size of each frame: 60 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches (154 x 29 cm). Condition: Two plaques with crack.
Attributed to Leng Mei (1677-1742): Female Scholar and Attendant
Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, signed, with two seals, remounted as a scroll painting. The elegantly robed figure seated at her painting table while being groomed by an attendant standing at her side, embellished with a kingfisher and pearl ornament in her hair and clad in a pastel silk floor-length gown, flanked at either side by elegant swags of aqua silk drapery the tall scholars book shelf behind with the volumes bearing an inscription Noble Lady Poets. Size of the image: 67 3/4 x 37 1/4 inches (172 x 94.5 cm). Provenance: Property from a San Francisco collection, purchased on September 18, 1998 from Le Vieux Manoir Gallery, 8, rue de Beaune, 75007 Paris, France. Condition: Minor staining.