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Auction Description for Leland Little Auctions: The Winter Auction
Auction Description:
Live Auction:  The Winter Auction Friday, December 2, 11:00 A.M. (Lots 1-514)   We invite you to explore this important auction.  With over five hundred lots, this sale features a select offering of jewelry, fine art, modernism, silver, Asian art, couture, furniture, and pottery.  The items in this carefully curated session were compiled from select national and international level collections.   Leland Little Auctions has been providing world-class auction services for families and collectors for over 20 years, and is now actively consigning for upcoming auctions.  We invite you to contact our gallery today for a confidential discussion to learn more about where selling at auction can take you.   Selection of Complimentary Hors d’Oeuvres & Wine: Thursday, December 1, 5:00 P.M.   Previews: Thursday, December 1, 1:00pm - 7:00pm Friday, December 2, 8:00am

The Winter Auction (514 Lots)

by Leland Little Auctions


514 lots with images

December 2, 2016

Live Auction

Hillsborough, NC, USA

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Two Panel Japanese Inlaid Wood Screen

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Description: Meiji period (1868-1912), both sides of this screen have immensely rich detail articulated in shell, mother-of-pearl, and bone along with carved wood, on the front two upper lacquer panels there are meticulously rendered dragon and phoenix in hanging flower baskets with maple leaves above, bottom registers with flowers and butterflies, four family mon crests carved into corners of lower register of the lattice pattern wooden border, back side of screen has a serene scene of inlaid birds fly among floating petals. 70 x 66 in. The Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Philip Michalove, Winston Salem, NC

Condition Report: Very good condition; loss to the inlay and minor lifting to lacquer on front and back of the screen; wooden border on one back panel has lifted and cracked; general minor wear to edges.

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Japanese Arita Blue and White Floor Vase

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Description: Meiji period (1868-1912), hand painted porcelain, decorated with two large eagles on either side amidst lush flowering trees and peony blossoms, top and bottom of vase have decorative borders of cobalt blue with abstract dragon and floral motifs, comes together with an aged wooden stand. 48.5 in. The Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Philip Michalove, Winston Salem, NC

Condition Report: Excellent condition; some minor kiln defects; at top of body a horizontal kiln defect; wear to unglazed bottom; stand has obvious wear and loss.

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A Pair of Japanese Porcelain Kutani Vases Mounted as Lamps

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Description: Meiji period (1868-1912), signed on underside "Teikoku Dainichi Maru Kutani" with artist's name, stunning Yokohama style Imperial era kutani with vivid motif pattern borders on top and bottom with raised gilt beads and a center design of birds flying amidst snow covered bamboo and scenes of men in winter landscape, fitted in European mountings cleanly preserving the integrity of the vases except for singular hole drilled in bottom side, with silk lamp shades. DOA: 29.5 in. From the Estate of Mrs. Camilla Hammond Smith Strange of Annandale Farm, Gordonsville, VA and Warrenton, VA Born in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Strange was a proud member of the Society of the Lees of Virginia. Like her mother and grandmother, she had a great knowledge and appreciation of antiques and enjoyed decorating with them throughout her home.

Condition Report: Very good condition; hairline crack on base of one; some very minor rubbing and loss on edges.

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Pair of Japanese Kutani Double Gourd Jars with Lids

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Description: Meiji period (1868-1912), late 19th century, signed to underside of both, "Kutani sei kana zo," porcelain decorated in iron red and gilt with birds amidst flowering trees and plants, great detail paid to the birds' feathers, the top of the vases decorated with swirling stylized dragons chasing a flaming pearl and phoenixes with clouds, with original lids, comes together with wooden stands. 16 in. The Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Philip Michalove, Winston Salem, NC

Condition Report: Minor rubbing to gilding on lids; rim chips to both; one lid with repaired crack to interior and finial has a nick.

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Large Japanese Cloisonne Floor Vase with Phoenixes

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Description: late 19th century, with gilt and silver wire, lavishly decorated with bands of jewel color enamels, the body with tall lappet-shaped panels containing finely detailed phoenix birds alternating on transparent enamel green and burgundy ground flecked with aventurine, above a wide band of shaped panels enclosing alternating butterfly and flower motifs, with raised wooden stand. 29.5 in. Consignor's father reportedly purchased from Whitney Estate, New York. Collection of Peter Saladino, Asheville, NC and Long Island, NY

Condition Report: Loss to cloisonné at bottom metal base and slight loss inside interior rim; wear to metal rim and base.

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Japanese Meiji Period Bronze Vase with Coiled Dragon

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Description: Meiji period (1868-1912), signed on the underside, an example of the high period of decorative bronze works in Japan with its carefully crafted octagonal base that becomes smooth as it ascends to a well articulated shaped rim, the high relief dragon has great detail to its body, the dragon clutches a glass ball symbolizing the flaming pearl in its front outstretched claws. 10 in. Collection of Peter Saladino, Asheville, NC and Long Island, NY

Condition Report: Age appropriate verdigris and wear.

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Japanese Meiji Period Bronze Standing Crane

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Description: late 19th century, bronze, elegant form with meticulous detail to wings, eyes, and feet. Cranes are auspicious symbols of longevity in Asian culture. 46 in.

Condition Report: Verdigris; breaks and cracking on neck and to beak with some loss; general wear.

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Japanese Bronze <i>kankodori</i> (Cock on a drum) Sculpture

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Description: Meiji Period (1868-1912), the drum's two sides are decorated with a dragon and a phoenix, set on a tall decorative stand into a hexagonal base, with fine details to drum of realistic studs and texture to the feathers of the rooster. 39.5 in. Collection of Dr. O'Quinn & Nathan Smith, Raleigh, NC

Condition Report: Significant verdigris; a tail feather of the rooster is broken off and lost.

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Six Panel Russo-Japanese War Print by Okura Koto

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Description: dated Meiji 37 (1904) March, title Sea Battle, publisher is Kimura Toyokichi, a rare six oban sheet print by Koto depicting the Russian and Japanese sea battle at Port Arthur in a dazzling style with beams of light and explosions amid crashing waves of the turbulent sea with white specks of snow falling over the entire scene, presented loose with full margins. Each print: 15 x 9 7/8 in.

Condition Report: Very good condition; edges on some of the sheets have some very slight creasing and wear.

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Six Panel Russo-Japanese War Print by Utagawa Kokunimasa (1874-1944)

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Description: dated Meiji 37 (1904) Feburary, title Imperial Fleet, a rare six oban sheet print depicting Russian and Japanese sea battle in mainly black, gray and shades of orange, presented loose with full margins. Each sheet: 14.5 x 9.75 in.

Condition Report: Very good condition; edges on some of the sheets have some creasing; one sheet has a small tear at very bottom.

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Six Panel Russo-Japanese Battle Print by Utagawa Kokunimasa (1874-1944)

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Description: dated Meiji 37 (1904) May, title Japanese Army Capturing Kinhan, publisher is Fukuda Hatsujiro, a rare six oban sheet print by Kokunimasa depicting the Russian and Japanese engaged in the land battle, a train on the left panel and a warship on the very right panel illustrate the two theaters of the Japanese Russo war, detailed attention given to Japanese officers while the infantry on both Japanese and Russian sides look all the same, presented loose with full margins. 14.75 x 9.75 (each sheet)

Condition Report: Good condition; wear to edges and some creasing and folds on border surrounding image; on very left panel some tearing at bottom of print and left side margin.

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Two Russo-Japanese War Print Triptychs by Okura Koto

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Description: dated Meiji 37 (1904), published by Kimura Toyokichi, oban woodblock prints, colors and ink on paper, includes Negotiations Between Japan and Russia with fine embossing and silver embellishment, and a stunning sea battle scene with a victorious captain brandishing his sword in the air while the cannon fires and shards are blown all around them, presented loose with full margins. 15 x 9 7/8 in. (each panel)

Condition Report: Excellent condition; minor rips and wear to edges, one panel corner in the margin is lacking.

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Two Russo-Japanese War Triptych Prints by Kiyochicka Kobayashi (1847-1915)

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Description: includes one triptych dated Meiji 37 (1904) March 15, publisher is Matsuki Heikichi, oban woodblock prints, colors and ink on paper, depicting a wounded Japanese officer during the battle of Port Arthur, and a triptych dated Meiji 37 (1904) May, publisher is Matsuki Heikichi, depicting the Japanese scaling the Russian's defensive wall, presented loose with full margins. 14.75 x 9.75 in. (each sheet) Kiyochika Kobayashi is recognized as the favorite print artist depicting the Sino and the Russo-Japanese wars for his skill at depicting light and atmosphere that brought the battles to life.

Condition Report: Excellent condition; very slight creases to edges of margin.

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Three Russo-Japanese War Triptych Prints by Kiyochicka Kobayashi (1847-1915)

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Description: dated Meiji 37 (1904), oban woodblock prints, ink and colors on paper, includes a bombing scene of the Russian Port Arthur, a grand land battle where only Japanese soldiers are visualized, and an energetic cavalry engagement between the Russian and Japanese forces, presented loose with full margins. 14.75 x 10 in. (each panel)

Condition Report: Excellent condition; some wear or creasing to edges of margin.

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Three Russo-Japanese War Print Triptychs by Hirose Yoshikuni (active 1900-1930)

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Description: all dated Meiji 37 (1904), published by Matsuki Heikichi, oban woodblock prints, ink and colors on paper, triptychs include "Commander Hirose's Greatest Achievement," all presented loose with full margins. 14 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (each panel)

Condition Report: Excellent condition.

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Four Russo-Japanese-War Triptych Prints by Getsuzo (active 1904-1905)

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Description: dated Meiji 37 (1904), all published by Matsuki Heikichi, oban woodblock prints, colors and ink on paper, includes Conflict on the Banks of the Yalu River and Russian Soldiers Surrender to Japanese Forces at the Battle of Chiulieucheng and two other triptychs depicting the Japanese battling the Russians, presented loose with full margins. 15 x 9 7/8 in. (each panel)

Condition Report: Excellent Condition.

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Seven Russo-Japanese War Print Triptychs by Migita Toshihide (1863-1925)

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Description: dated Meiji 37 (1904), oban woodblock prints, all but one published by Akiyama Buemon, depicting land and sea battles between the Russians and Japanese, great attention given to facial expressions and landscape, includes Ohashi Keikichi Kills an Enemy Soldier, presented loose with full margins. 14.75 x 9.75 in. (each panel) Migita Toshihide, the pupil of Yoshitoshi, was one of the foremost print artists to record the Russo-Japanese War.

Condition Report: Excellent condition; slight wear and creasing to edges on margins.

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Eight Russo-Japanese War Triptychs by Kokunimasa, Kyoko, Gakyo, and Others

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Description: all dated Meiji 37 (1904), oban woodblock prints, includes Picture of the Castle Occupation by Utagawa Kokunimasa (1874-1944), and a depiction of a sea battle by Kyoko (active 1904-1905), and a depicition of the Japanese Red Cross Medical Corps tending to the injured by Gakyo (active 1904), and five other triptychs depicting land and sea battles, presented loose with full margins. 14.75 x 10 in. (each panel, largest)

Condition Report: Excellent condition; very slight wear to edges of a few panels.

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Monumental Twelve Panel Chinese Coromandel Screen

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Description: Qing dynasty (1644-1911), intricately carved black lacquer with cream and red coloring, decorated with an expansive scene of noblemen, scholars, and ladies in a guarded walled courtyard, above the scene are fans with landscape images and on sides and below are scholarly implements surrounded by a border of phoenixes and flowers, the reverse is decorated with a lush variety of flowering plants and trees and a myriad of birds, bands on the top and bottom display Chinese scholarly implements. 106 x 235 in.

Condition Report: Overall very good condition; some loss and wear to the surface especially edges; horizontal cracks and lifting appropriate with age; missing some pins for hardware hinges.

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Six Panel Chinese Coromandel Screen

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Description: mid 20th century, black lacquer with applied gold and silver metallic leaf and cream with red highlights, the front features a court scene with figures engaged in activity among pavilions and gardens all presided over by a matron sitting in the largest pavilion, many fine details throughout the scene, all contained within a dragon border, below each panel are archaic bronzes, on the back side of the screen are cranes set in a lush landscape of pine, plum blossoms, bamboo, and poppies, stands on raised capped feet. 84 x 96 in.

Condition Report: Good condition; some vertical cracking on front panels of lacquer; slight horizontal crazing; some areas of red; losses to lacquer on exposed spines of panels; some possible overpainting or repair to black lacquer in places; missing pins to lower hardware between center panels.

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Large Chinese Gilt Lacquer Warrior Figure

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Description: Qing dynasty (1644-1911), may represent Wei Tuo, the figure is depicted standing with a dragon belt, detailed armor, dream stone or marble inset in the center of chest, covered cavity in the back, red lacquer painted base with raised relief of clouds gilded raised dragon peeking through clouds. 27.5 in. Wei Tuo is one of the eight deities that protect the principles of Buddhism, referred to as the Bodhisattva Skanda, he is featured wearing armor because he protects the Book of Wisdom and laws of Buddhism.

Condition Report: Loss of figures on left hand; break and loss to the halo and both sections of bottom; loss on left side of crown; three holes on top of head; cracking and loss to base surface and to feet; later retouching; general wear.

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Large Chinese Painting of Guanyin

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Description: Qing dynasty (1644-1911), ink and colors on paper, hanging scroll format, Guanyin is standing among attendants amidst jewel colored swirling clouds, a white elephant in the top right hand of the painting is sprinkling down jewels from a vase. SS 53.5 x 29.5 in.; DOA 85.5 x 36 in.

Condition Report: Very good condition; minor creasing and wear.

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Grand Chinese Embroidered Silk and Gold Altar Wall Hanging

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Description: Qing dynasty (1644-1912), an immense and very fine and heavily embroidered wall hanging, in the center is a large character in gold thread, to the left and right are inscriptions also in gold thread, the central section is bordered by Chinese sages, longevity symbols, and Buddhist motifs and implements among scrolling flowers, a large five claw dragon in gold thread is featured at the center top, many more details throughout of auspicious Asian symbols, silk/linen fabric backing. 99 x 103 in. The Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Philip Michalove, Winston Salem, NC

Condition Report: Some holes pierced in the silk on sides, probably from hook for hanging on wall; wear to silk and unrevealing of gold metallic threads and some silk embroidered threads; separation between the embroidery and backing on the sides; two horizontal tears on upper right.

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Chinese Embroidered Imperial Yellow Silk Back Throne Cushion Cover

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Description: Qing dynasty (1644-1911), a lobed shaped silk cover elegantly embroidered with a couched gold thread dragon coiled around a flaming pearl amidst swirling clouds above a band of turbulent waves, a border of flowers surrounds, backed with yellow silk. 29 x 29 in. Imperial yellow throne covers of this quality rarely come up for auction, the last similar example being Christie's in 2011. From the collection of the consignor's mother-in-law, Virginia Steele Scott of Pasadena, CA.

Condition Report: Some separation of metallic gold threads; some staining; paper residue from previous tag and some ink writing on back; some staining to back silk lining.

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Chinese Embroidered Imperial Yellow Silk Throne Seat Cover

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Description: Qing dynasty (1644-1911), finely embroidered silk cover with a myriad of flowers amidst auspicious bats symbolizing long life, four swastikas on outside border symbolizing Buddha's heart and footprint, backed with yellow cloud silk. 31 x 24.5 in. From the collection of the consignor's mother-in-law, Virginia Steele Scott of Pasadena, CA.

Condition Report: Very good condition; some minor areas of staining; a few stains to the backing silk and paper tag.

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Chinese Embroidered Imperial Yellow Silk Throne Back Cushion Cover

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Description: Qing dynasty (1644-1911), a lobed shaped silk cover elaborately embroidered with a full-faced couched dragon in gold thread coiled around a flaming pearl with a jeweled canopy above, amidst swirling clouds overlapping with flowers, backed with yellow cloud silk. 25 x 25 in. From the collection of the consignor's mother-in-law, Virginia Steele Scott of Pasadena, CA.

Condition Report: Very good condition; some paper residue and ink writing on the backing silk.

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Large Chinese Embroidered Imperial Yellow Silk Throne Seat Cover

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Description: Qing dynasty (1644-1911), elegant and elaborate embroidered silk cover with a myriad of flowers amidst auspicious bats symbolizing long life and swastikas symbolizing Buddha's heart and footprint, backed with yellow cloud silk. 40 x 52 in. From the collection of the consignor's mother-in-law, Virginia Steele Scott of Pasadena, CA.

Condition Report: Very good condition; some minor areas of staining; a few stains to the backing silk and paper tag.

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Pair of Carved Jade Landscape Plaques

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Description: 20th century or earlier, four character seal reading "Qianglong nian zhi" incised on back of each plaque, the plaques are very finely carved mirror images of Chinese landscapes with pavilions among the mountains with a single figure walking into the scene across a bridge, with fitted silver wire inlaid wooden table screen stands. SS 7 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.; With stand 11 x 6.25 in.

Condition Report: Very good condition.

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Rare Chinese Export Porcelain Rose Mandarin Platter

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Description: 19th century, finely painted court scene with very detailed expressive faces and clothing, a standing dragon screen is depicted behind the senior official seated beneath the screen, yellow carpet with Chinese cloud motif decoration, the scene is surrounded by the rare border decoration of exquisitely painted birds in branches and green and gilded medallions. 18.25 in. Estate of the late Suzanne Dates, Chapel Hill, NC

Condition Report: Very good condition; some rubbing and loss of gilding around edges.

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Matched Pair of Double Happiness Temple Jars

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Description: antique, marked on underside, blue and white hand painted double happiness characters on four sides of each jar with flowers amid swirling vines, with covered lids, double happiness characters symbolize wedding bliss, come together with carved wooden stands. 18.5 in. The Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Philip Michalove, Winston Salem, NC

Condition Report: Very good condition; some fading to glaze around the bottom edge.

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A Pair of Canton Enamel Vases

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Description: 19th century, globular body with lobed sides, featuring shaped vertical panels with blue dragon border containing images of birds and flowers, the rest of the body has a yellow ground decorated in famille rose enamels with green swirling vines and peonies. 13.25 in.

Condition Report: Very good condition; a push to the rim on the base; some wear and rubbing to enamels below rim.

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Antique Chinese Framed Fan

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Description: 19th century, silver filigree and enamel handle, watercolor on paper with characters having applied painted ivory faces, presented in a custom gilt wood and gesso frame on stand. DOA 15.5 x 22 in. The consignor's grandfather, a naval officer assigned to Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet, purchased this fan as a memento of the fleet's historic visit to Japan in 1908

Condition Report: Tears and losses to fan; loose in frame.

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Chinese Export Silver Tea Caddy

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Description: mark of Wang Hing & Co. of Hong Kong and Canton, circa 1900, with applied prunus branches and featuring a hawk and a song bird, removable cover with fruit and foliate decoration. 6 in. 13.2 troy oz. Private Collection of a Gentleman, East Tennessee

Condition Report: Dent and some mis-shaping to cover; light scratching and minor dings to body.

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Chinese Export Silver Tea Kettle on Stand

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Description: mark of Wang Hing & Co. of Hong Kong and Canton, circa 1900, the tea kettle decorated with birds perched on and soaring beyond prunus branches, the swing handle and stand in the form of bamboo, with original removable burner. HOA 12.5 in. 46.35 total troy oz. Private Collection of a Gentleman, East Tennessee

Condition Report: The lid to pot is detached; minor denting and scratching; some staining to ivory insulators on handle.

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China Trade Painting of the Dutch Folly Fort on the Pearl River Below Canton

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Description: circa 1850, oil on canvas, the verso with single character mark to one stretcher and the remnants of an old label with red type affixed to both top stretcher and frame, presented in a later antique carved sandalwood frame. SS 13 x 9 in.; DOA 20.5 x 15 in. A bustling river view looking towards the Western hongs (or factories) in the distance, the flags of the United States, France, and Great Britain are easily identified. Private Collection, Raleigh, NC

Condition Report: Extensive stable craquelure and drying cracks; surface grime.

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China Trade Reverse Painting on Glass of the Hongs of Canton

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Description: mid-19th century, depicting the factories of France, United States, Great Britain, and Denmark, presented in a period hardwood frame. DOA 11.75 x 15 3/8 in.

Condition Report: Minor re-touch to water and rubbing to frame.

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<i>Mountain Village - Brazil</i> by Diana Kan (American, 1926-2010)

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Description: watercolor on paper, signed at lower left with red seal, mountainous landscape depicted in vivid colors, framed under glass, not examined outside of frame. SS 23.5 x 26 1/8 in. Diana Kan was born in Hong Kong in 1926 and studied there with Chang Dai Chien. She also attended the Art Students League in New York and the Beaux Arts in Paris. Ms. Kan's paintings have been displayed in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. In December 2005, the National Arts Club awarded Diana Kan its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Medal of Honor.

Condition Report: Very good condition.

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A Thai Gilt Bronze Standing Buddha Sculpture

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Description: mid to late 19th century, bronze with lacquer and gilt, with hands in abhaya mudra, wearing elaborately detailed robes and jewelry decorated with gilded lacquer and inlaid with small circular stones, the face has a serene expression and the flaming jewel on the forehead, above is a tall three tiered crown also in gilded lacquer and encrusted with stones, figure stands over a mount that is covered with wood. HOA 58.75 in. Similar to the Standing Crowned and Bejeweled Buddha in the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, 2006.27.5.

Condition Report: Flaking and loss to gilded lacquer surface in places, especially the backside of the figure; rubbing to gilded surface; two ear decoration that halo around the figure's face on either side are detached but remain with the sculpture.

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An Early Tibetan Mandala of Buddha Amitabha

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Description: 15th century, the Buddha Amitabha is depicted in traditional red and seated in dhyanasana on a lotus with his hands resting in his lap in dhyana mudra and holding a gold patra, around him in a lotus petal shaped circle are eight further images of Amitabha, this scene is enclosed within a square with four gates guarded by pairs of ferocious makaras, the outer border is populated with Buddhist dieties, guardians, and lamas, conserved on plexiglass, framed under glass. DOA 24.5 x 22.25 in. Sotheby's, Sale 7280, New York, Indian and Southeast Asian Art, March 25, 1999. Property of a Gentleman

Condition Report: Pigment loss from age and storage; some possible areas of retouch.

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A Tibetan Thangka of Buddha Amitabha in Pure Land Paradise

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Description: 19th century, depicts Amitabha seated on a lotus throne in his Pure Land paradise surrounded by bodhisattvas, Sakyamuni Buddha and Tsongkhapa are featured in halos in the upper corners between them jeweled flowers of the Western paradise, and the lower corners have Yama and Mahakala, between them you see the faithful awaiting entry into the Western paradise from a rainbow pathway, professionally framed under glass, not examined outside of the frame. SS 25 x 17.5 in. DOA 38 x 30.5 in. Sotheby's, Sale 7281, New York, Asian Decorative Works of Art, March 26, 1999. Property of a Gentleman

Condition Report: Minimal pigment loss; diagonal abrasions on either side of Amitabha's halo.

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A Tibetan Thangka of Buddha Amitabha in Pure Land Paradise

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Description: 19th century, depicts Buddha Amitabha seated in dhyanasana on a lotus throne in his Pure Land paradise holding a patra and surrounded by bodhisattvas, the heavenly asparas fly to the left and right of Amitabha's halo, and below you see faithful awaiting entry into the Western paradise from a rainbow pathway, professionally framed under glass, not examined outside of the frame. SS 25 x 17.25 in. DOA 38 x 30 in. Sotheby's, Sale 7281, New York, Asian Decorative Works of Art, March 26, 1999. Property of a Gentleman

Condition Report: Fair amount of pigment loss and some damp staining.

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A Tibetan Thangka of a Lama

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Description: 18th century, with his hands in vitarka mudra, holding a lotus flower in his left hand, wearing a red robe decorated with gold rosettes and orange robe draped over, a peaked golden yellow cap with long lappets falling onto his shoulders, and green halo around his head, he is seated on a pair of cushions with an inscription in gold underneath, framed under glass, not examined outside of frame. SS 19 x 13.25 in. DOA 32 x 26.5 in. Sotheby's, Sale 7281, New York, Asian Decorative Works of Art, March 26, 1999. Property of a Gentleman

Condition Report: Lined with cloth backing; some loss to original cloth in upper right and lower right corners; black flecks of pigment; water staining; pigment loss from age.

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A Tibetan Bardo Thangka of Samantabhadra

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Description: 18th century, the three-headed red deity is trampling upon two demons lying on the lotus base, his primary hands embrace his consort in yabyum while holding the vajra and ghanta, the couple are encircled by an halo of billowing smoke and flames, surrounded by other tantric couples within fiery aureoles, Buddhist deities and hierarchs in the upper corners, on the reverse of the painting a black line drawing of a stupa containing inscriptions in red, framed under glass, not examined outside of frame. DOA: 39 x 31.5 in. Sotheby's, Sale 7280, New York, Indian and Southeast Asian Art, March 25, 1999. Property of a Gentleman

Condition Report: Rubbing to outer edges of cloth; some pigment loss consistent with age; split to central image of 1.5 in.; a few tears to cloth visible in the upper left corner; minor pin holes; some scattered black flecks throughout.

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A Tibetan Thangka of Yama Dharmaraja

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Description: 19th century, black silk ground with red, white, and gilt decoration, he stands with his feet askance on figures over a lotus base, he holds a vajra chopper in his hand up in the air and a skull cup in his other, a necklace of decapitated heads around his neck, his face is ferocious with bared fangs and bulging eyes surmounted by a skull tiara, backed by a flaming aureole, with Buddhist deities above and below, with mountains to the left and right, professionally framed under glass, not examined outside of the frame. SS 29.75 x 20.25 in. DOA 43.25 x 33.25 in. Christie's, Sale 2409, Amsterdam, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art, April 13, 1999. Property of a Gentleman

Condition Report: Rubbing to outer edges of cloth; some pigment loss consistent with age and likely rolled storage, but does not detract from the overall image.

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A Tibetan Thangka of Vajrakilaya

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Description: 18th century, the tantric deity and consort are depicted striding over bodies below, his six arms holding Buddhist implements and passionately embracing his consort, the couple encircled by an aureole of flames and smoke, Buddhist deities inhabit the landscape above and below, a black line drawing of a chorten containing Tibetan inscriptions appears on the back side of the thangka, double framed under glass so the back side can be seen. DOA 26.75 x 19.75 in. Sotheby's, Sale 7281, New York, Asian Decorative Works of Art, March 26, 1999. Property of a Gentleman

Condition Report: Rubbing to details, particularly to lower figures; upper right figure may have repair and repainting; several scattered pin holes.

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A Tibetan Thangka of Guhyasamaja

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Description: 18th century, the three headed Tantric deity is depicted seated on a floating lotus throne with six arms, four holding Buddhist implements, the other two embracing his consort, numerous Buddhist figures depicted above and below including Buddha Aksobhya seated directly above, unframed. 43 1/8 x 27 1/8 in. Guhyasamaja is a meditational icon of the Gelugkpa School of Tibetan Buddhism. Sotheby's, Sale 7281, New York, Asian Decorative Works of Art, March 26, 1999. Property of a Gentleman

Condition Report: Loss to upper left corner; left side of painting and some of right side of painting with water and damp marks; a horizontal break line across the upper portion of the painting; possible re-touch; pigment loss consistent with age and rolled storage.

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A Tibetan Thangka of Vajrapani

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Description: the benevolent protector of Buddhism is depicted wearing a five skull crown, holding a vajra in one hand and a chalice in the other, striding over two bodies under a fiery aureole, three lamas overhead and a lama with attendants below, framed under glass, back left exposed through frame to exhibit hand prints and Tibetan inscriptions, not examined outside of the frame. DOA 26.5 x 20.75 in. Property of a Gentleman

Condition Report: Vertical damp stain to the left of the central figure; pigment loss from age.

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Continental School (circa 1800), The Roman Campagna

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Description: oil on canvas (lined), unsigned, presented in an antique frame with the composition ornament removed for a shabby chic appearance. DOA 32 x 46 in. No Grand Tour was complete without a visit to the Campagna, which was the most painted landscape in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries. This painting owes much to the influence of Claude Lorraine in the dramatic use of bright light in the background and "lyrical" shadows in the foreground. The Parker Gallery, London, UK The Collection of Mrs. Monica Phillips, Greensboro, NC

Condition Report: Fair condition - canvas detached in areas from the stretchers; scattered paint flaking and losses; craquelure; yellowing to varnish; frame stripped of elements and paint.

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Peter Macnab (British, 1830-1900), A Rural View

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Description: oil on canvas (lined), signed at lower left, presented in a period appropriate gilt composition frame. DOA 17.75 x 21.75 in. Private Collection, Vilas, NC

Condition Report: No apparent condition concerns.

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John Sanderson Wells (British, 1872-1955), <i>The Thames</i>

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Description: oil on board, signed at lower right, presented in a period frame with brass gallery plaque. SS 6.75 x 9.75 in.; DOA 11.75 x 14.75 in. Private Collection, Vilas, NC

Condition Report: No apparent condition concerns.

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