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Sale 38

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction


Decorative Arts
 
 
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Lot 882
Lot of Engravings and Lithographic Prints. Mainly European. Lot mainly of engraved or lithographic illustrations pulled from contemporary antique books, ranging from the 17th to 19th centuries, mostly with subjects of Classical antiquity. Others are replica illustrations of famous artworks of the past; plus some original art of scenics, genre, etc. Eye-catching is a lithograph by Alaskan artist, on yellowish paper, of a "Chilkat Dancer," with dramatic and theatrical lighting; signed in pencil, "Fred MacKetanz Edition 100." Inspection suggested. Condition of items varies widely. Sizes generally range from quarto to folio. Nearly 40 works of paper art.
Estimated Value $150 - 250.
Irving Goodman, Personal Collection.

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Lot 883
McKenney & Hall, c. 1836. Chon-Man-I-Case, An Otto Half Chief. Chon-Man-I-Case, his bust to the left, is repsplendant in a white robe, an armlet, a bear claw necklace, and a tufted hair crown, surmounted by horns. A smallish peace medal hangs at his neck. Published by E.C. Biddle, c. 1836, in Philadelphia. Folio print showing some light toning and a couple of light stains, not intruding on portrait, but colors remain fresh-looking colors. Visible size: 14" x 9". In contemporary frame. impressive image.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
The native American art prints of McKenney and Hall's indian tribes of North America have long been renowned for their faithful portraits of early Native Americans. Thomas McKenney, United States superintendent of Indian trade in Georgetown, originated the idea of developing a government collection of portraits of prominent Indians who visited Washington. He hired the services of Charles Bird King, a Washington portraitist, to do the paintings. King painted from life the Indian leaders of at least twenty tribes. These portraits were later reproduced as hand colored lithographs in Thomas McKenney and James Halls three-volume classic, History of the Indian Tribes of North America, published in 1837. Production of the series spanned some 15 years. Later, Kings Indian Portraits were transferred to the Smithsonian Institution in 1858. Sadly, most of those were destroyed in the Smithsonian's fire of 1865.

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$870
Lot 884
McKenney & Hall, c. 1837. Ca-Ta-He-Cas-Sa, Black Hoof, Principal Chief of the Shawanoes. Ca-Ta-He-Cas-Sa, is shown in a half-length portrait, facing left, in contemporary American dress, his hair bound in a cloth. Published by E.C. Biddle, c. 1837, in Philadelphia. Folio print quite clean, with fresh-looking colors. Slight browning from matte at edges. Visible size: 17-1/4" x 12". In contemporary frame.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$360
Lot 885
McKenney & Hall, c. 1838. Tah-Ro-Hon, An Ioway Warrior. The Ioway chief, Tah-Ro-Hon, is seen in a half-length portrait, facing left, holding calumet (peace pipe), wearing printed cotton shirt and horse hair roach, and wearing a large peace medallion at his chest. Lithograph: drawn, printed & colored at I.T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment; published by F.W. Greenough, c. 1838, in Philadelphia. Folio print very clean, with brilliant colors. Visible size: 17-1/4" x 12". In contemporary frame.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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$1,080
Lot 886
Bradley, Will. Mary 1896. Original print, 13"x7", with sharp black and white contrast. Accompanied by the book: Will Bradley: His Graphic Art, edited by Clarence P. Horning (Dover Publications, 1974). The print is illustrated in plate #34 and is credited: "The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Fern Bradley Dufner, 1952." Will Bradley (1868-1962) was a cartoonist, illustrator, decorator and architect; one of the leading turn-of-the-century poster artists; often referred to as the American Aubrey Beardsley.
Estimated Value $75 - 100.
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$46
Lot 887
Durer, Albrecht. Page from Oratio Dominica Polyglotta: Singularum Linguarum Characteribus Expressa Et Delineationibus Alberti Dureri. By Franz Xaver Stoger, ex editions S.C. de Propaganda Fide. Albrecht Dürer's "15 D 15" stamp is at bottom left of print and his illustrative border in green ink surrounds the black text. At lower right is "N. Strixner fexit." The book contained the Lord's Prayer in over 100 languages. This prayer uses the Ethiopian Gheez text. Light foxing, else fine. An early lithograph.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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Lot 888
Homer, Winslow. 15 Steel Engravings For Harper's Weekly. Fifteen mid to late 19th century steel engravings, made by the artist Winslow Homer for the popular magazine between 1858 and 1884, including many Civil War scenes; other subjects include scenes around New York and San Francisco, and various Americans at work and play. The engravings are two sizes: 16x23" and 16x11"; all are nicely matted and ready to be framed. Very good to fine condition.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 889
Unknown. (Amsterdam After Rembrandt & 18th Century Landscape). View of Amsterdam, late edition etching after Rembrandt, 3¾x6", unsigned. Closely trimmed impression on thin paper, laid to card stock and matted to 20x16". Very good; light toning. Accompanied by an 18th century romantic landscape of a wooded creek with a ruined fortress on the hill; sepia pen and black ink wash, 7½x12 1/8", matted to 16x20". Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$180
Lot 890
A Pair of Fine Reverse Paintings on Glass. China, c. early 20th century. The pictures were painted by deft hands, employing graceful poses and attractively modulated coloring. One shows a "woman's scene," a servant girl is bathing the child of her mistress, who sits on an unusual wire frame chair, a cup and an European-style teapot next to her. The second with youthful warrior figure before a rocky outcrop. The garments and sword of the nimbate(?) youth are richly enhanced with gold. Behind him, two children peer from behind a boulder, with a horse to the left among the shrubbery. Paintings exceptionally preserved, possibly in original vintage frames. Visible image: 23" x 15-1/2"; Frame: 25-1/2" x 18". Lot of 2 paintings.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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Lot 891
A Pair of Renaissance Portraits in the Manner of Holbein or Clouet. England, c. 19th century., Oil on Wood. The dignified pair in somber clothing, against plain flat backgrounds. The whole a device to focus the viewer's gaze on the man and woman's likenesses. The copyist has deftly replicated the psychological nuances of the couple, and the period feel to his efforts, including the brownish, aged, and crackled surfaces of centuries old paintings. Each on wood panel, set under gilded glass, in ornate vintage frames. Image size: 9-1/2". Frame: 17-1/2 x 15-1/2". Attractive room accents. Lot of 2 paintings.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
From the Dr. F. Pipito Collection.

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$1,265
Lot 892
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Lot 893
Greffet, or Greppet, G. French or Belgian artist/illustrator. A delightful water color on board of a pretty young lady of fashion, a bit en deshabille, standing near her dressing table in the latest accoutrements of lingerie, circa 1900. Signed at lower right. Nicely matted and framed; the board a mellow deep ivory color. Image: 11" x 7"; Frame: 20-3/4" 16-3/4".
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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Lot 894
Unknown. English, 19th Century Oil On Canvas. We cannot ascertain the artist's signature. A canal scene, with the foreground boat being towed to the left by a horseman sitting cross saddle, and wearing a bowler. The reclining cows close by ignore the activity with the utmost indifference. The soft hues and rose-colored aura of dusk in the country are beautifully conveyed. The painting appears to have been cleaned sometime in the not too distant past, and the colors are clear and clean. In a high quality vintage frame, with a couple of slight mended losses. Visible size: 13" x 19". Frame: 19" x 25".
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
The Dr. F. Pepito Collection.

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$1,093
Lot 895
Cox, David. Untitled Landscape. (1783-1859) Scottish landscape painter in watercolor and oil. Original watercolor, c. early 19th century, 10¼x14", on trimmed paper, matted to 16x20". A rugged landscape in which a rider approaches a large fortress. The suggested movement of the clouds show Cox' mastery of painting wind. Fine except for matt burns on back of paper. A fine impression of place and mood.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Lot 896
Pemble, William & Unknown. Two Untitled Watercolors. An Italian landscape by William Pemble, 1776, shows a castle on a hill amidst trees and a waterfall; below, in the forest, a woman holds a young boy by one hand and stretches the other out to an old man sitting by the road. Oval in shape, 11x9"; some toning in sky; matted to20x16". The second watercolor is an appealing 19th century English landscape, 9x11½", closely trimmed, matted to 16x20". On the back is written, "Farm house near Sunderlund / Capt. Bunbury" (?) Colorful and finely detailed.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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$230
Lot 897
(Witner and Wandesforde). Near Cliff House (Plus An Untitled 1877 Work). Two oil paintings on paper. One painting is by Benjamin Witner, titled "Near Cliff House," (1883), 7¼x12".Unsigned. Fine condition. Showing a rocky coast near San Francisco. Witmer was a member of a pioneer Los Angeles family and an amateur artist. The second painting (by Juan Wandesforde), shows a glade in a forest, 11 1/8" x 15 1/8". A penciled date, Dec. 8th, 1877 is on the top back. Fine except for a break at lower right tip and a few dislodged flecks of paint in the background. Both items are matted to 16"x20".
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Lot 898
China from China. Circa 19th - early 20th century. Two handled cups and a dish in Canton "famille-rose," painted with typical garden scenes, with birds and fruits, in heavily patterned borders and lavish use of crimson. A smaller single dish similar, but with florals only. Also an export bowl and plate with dragon enriched with gold borders. And a blue and white cup and plate, blue stencil transfer, with scenes of scholars. Average plate width: 5-1/4".
Estimated Value $100 - 250.
Irving Goodman, Personal Collection.

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Lot 899
Satsuma-inspired Flower Vase, Artist Signed. United States, 1919. The vase tall and substantial. The white-glazed ceramic over glazed in gilt, with finely drawn scene in black of two herons flanked by a wisteria, and another plant, whose leaves are in a lighter, greenish gold. Base underneath signed: "Bianca Smith, 1919." Some spots of rubbing, mostly limited to the rim. Height: 15".
Estimated Value $300 - 600.
Irving Goodman, Personal Collection.

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Lot 900
Monumental Carved Figure of the Immortal, Shou Xin. China, 20th century. An adept, craftsmanly portrayal of "Shou Xin," who is both an immortal and a powerful symbol of long life. The aged and bearded savant carries a knobby staff with water gourd, and a large peach, again a symbol of long life. Also included, are two more nicely crafted wood pieces: a brush pot, with dainty riverine scene; an incense or candle stand formed by an upward coiling dragon. Shou Xin height: 34-1/2". Lot of 3 items.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
Irving Goodman, Personal Collection.

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$805
Lot 901
Two Attractive Wood Carvings of "Immortals." China, late 20th century. One statue, an ancient man riding a deer, carrying a gourd and holding a peach. This is "Shou Xin,"one of the most recognized and popular of the immortals. Also the goddess, Kuan Yin, holding a necklace of beads, riding aback a lion. Both fashioned from stained and colored boxwood. Height of largest: 14". Lot of 2 items.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
Irving Goodman, Personal Collection.

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$115
Lot 902
Bronze Plaque for a Hunting Fancier. Continental, late 19th or early 20th centur. Near the edge of a pond, against a backdrop of cattails, an English pointer stands in characteristic pose, his gaze fixed on game off to the left. The plaque well made and sculpted, although lacking a visible artist's signature. Piece with almost deep chocolate patina, with coppery highlights. Size: 7" x 12-5/8".
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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Lot 903
Ivory & Gilt Bronze Statuette of Peasant Girl. France or Belgium, early 20th century. The young woman stands leaning into inclement weather, her shawl and dress wind swept. The figure has come loose from its base, which is mounted on olive-black Belgian marble. The artist's signature is "Schmidt-Telling." Wear is seen to areas of the gilding, but the ivory is finely preserved. Height of figure alone: 7-1/8".
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
Irving Goodman, Personal Collection.

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$1,260
Lot 904
A Collection of Attractive Netsukes in Ivory and Bone. Japan, c. late 19th century to 1960's. A variety of Japanese mythical and fokeloric beings are represented here, plus a genre depiction or two. Included: Daikoku holding his mallet; a bearded oldster with a tortoise disguise on his back; a mermaid; an immortal with elongated skull, a group with a fallow deer and young; and more. Close inspection suggested. All attractive, some exceptional. Many enriched with polychrome. Heighths: 1" - 2-1/2". Lot of 13 items.
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
Irving Goodman, Personal Collection.

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$690
Lot 905
Delightful Examples of Ivory Netsukes, many Antique or Vintage. Japan, c. 19th - 20th century. Some mythical and fokeloric beings here, plus animal studies and genre subjects. Included: an amusing seated and cloaked Daruma, whose eyes pop out; perhaps Daikoku; a boy hugging a fish; a geisha with huge Star Wars-like hat; an old man selling fruit; and more. Close inspection suggested. All attractive; many with polychrome or toning. Heighths: 1" - 2-1/2". Many pieces signed. Lot of 12 items.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
Irving Goodman, Personal Collection.

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$719
Lot 906
Fine Ivory Netsukes, many Antique or Vintage. Japan, c. 19th - 20th century. Some mythical and genre subjects, plus animal studies. Included: a wonderful carving of a man flying on the back of bird; a monkey tugging on the arm of an octopus; two amusing studies of sumo wrestlers; and more. Close inspection suggested. All attractive, a number exceptional. Many enriched with polychrome or toning. Heighths: 1" - 2-1/2". Many pieces signed. Lot of 11 items.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
Irving Goodman, Personal Collection.

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$863
Lot 907
Impressive Japanese Meiji Period Incense Burner. Bronze, 29" high, ca. 1880-1910. The multi-level urn-like bottom portion on a base is all one piece with a removeable eagle and snake cap having a pierced flower design to allow the flow of incense. Birds, flora and mythical beast head side handles enhance the overall design. Excellent condition.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
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$2,640
Lot 908
Large Sectional Ivory Group of a Fisherman and His Son. Japan, Meiji Period. A choice genre study of a cormorant fisherman. The man holds up the latest catch, while two of his trained birds are at his shoulder and his foot. A boy is happily shouldering a burden. The figures' clothes and elements of the scene are richly textured with incise work, and dark toned. The fine craftsmanship of the work and sympathy to the subject is very much akin to the works of Gyokuyuki. Height: 21-1/2".
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,300.
Irving Goodman, Personal Collection.

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$1,840
Lot 909
Lovely 19th Century Bronze Sculpture by Roth. A heavy solid bronze figure of a nude male Bacchus-like forest creature with a short tail at the base of his spine. He carries a bunch of grapes on a pole over his left shoulder and a small cup in his right hand. Handsomely rendered details with wonderful facial expression. Signed "G. Roth 85", i.e. 1885 Overall height 15", including the 4 3/4" black marble or stone base. Light age wear, otherwise excellent condition.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
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$2,185






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