Spring Fine Art and Antiques Auction (727 Lots)
727 lots | 726 with images
May 18, 2013Live Auction
Knoxville , TN, USA
May 18, 2013Live Auction
Knoxville , TN, USA
Description: Grouping of Asian jewelry items including three (3) linked white jade rings, two (2) linked light green jade rings, one (1) carved green jade pendant, one (1) carved red jade butterfly pendant (hairline cracks to back), five (5) carved cinnabar ojime beads, five (5) carved wooden ojime beads, twelve (12) carved ivory and bone ojime beads, one signed, two (2) small figural netsukes, both signed, one (1) small carved ivory plaque, one (1) small polished ivory pendant, one (1) red carved coral or hardstone eagle head pin, and one (1) brown hardstone ojime bead. 32 items total. Note: This item contains a substance which is protected and restricted in the United States and by international convention and can only be shipped within the United States. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions, clause 10.
Condition Report: All items overall very good condition with overall general wear unless otherwise noted in the description.View additional info
Description: 3 Chinese Kingfisher items, late 19th to early 20th century, including a pendant with coral clusters on coral beads (strand 12", pendant 3"); an urn form hair ornament, 3"H; and an Art Deco style openwork hair ornament, 3"W. All housed in a vintage red lacquered Chinese box, 6" x 4".
Condition Report: Last two items have newer stickpins soldered to backs. Some missing coral beads to necklace and pendant. Light wear and oxidation to all jewelry items but overall good condition. Box shows wear and corner losses.View additional info and full condition report
Description: Large white hardstone sculpture depicting Buddha, seated in the lotus position, on a plinth base. 17-3/4" H including base. Probably Chinese or Southeast Asian, late 19th century.
Condition Report: Some chipping to base.View additional info
Description: A carved Chinese cinnabar box with the top having deeply carved figural and landscape decoration and the sides with foliate decoration. Base with carved fan and gourd decoration along with the six character Chien-lung mark. 2 1/4" H x 5 3/4" W x 4" D. 1st half 19th century.
Condition Report: Some very slight denting to brass of on corner of the top. Overall very good condition with rich, dark patina.View additional info
Description: Chinese ceremonial Manchu dark purple silk ladies robe embroidered with metallic gold and silver threads. Embroidered decoration includes foo dogs, longevity and happiness symbols, peach, pomegranate, phoenix, butterflies, sea waves and the hand of Budhha. Interior is pale blue silk. Qing Dynasty. 41 3/8" H x 55" W. Provenance: Purchased in 2007 from a deaccession sale of the University of Tennessee. Given to the university by Colonel Henry C. Cole who acquired it during his service as a physician in the U.S. Army.
Condition Report: Slight damage to arm/shoulder area, some loose thread on sleeves and discoloration of cream silk.View additional info
Description: A large framed panoramic Chinese embroidered silk panel depicting three figures, one atop a foo dog, on a red ground. Mounted on a grey silk covered board and housed in a large plexiglass frame. Late 19th century/Early 20th Century. Embroidery: 16 3/4" H x 68 3/4" W. Matte: 20 1/2" H x 77 1/2" W. Overall: 24 3/4" H x 81 7/8" W. Provenance: ex-Krystal Corporate Headquarters Collection, Chattanooga.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition. Note: Actual background color is darker than depicted in photos.View additional info
Description: Sculpture of a bald eagle perched on oceanside rocks, cast bronze with black patina. Signed with three Chinese characters on the base verso. 9-3/16" high x 11" x 5-1/2". Provenance: Purchased from Gump's in 1988.
Condition Report: Excellent condition.View additional info
Description: Grouping of seven carved and selectively stained ivory figures depicting "The Seven Lucky Gods". Incised artist signature on a red seal inset on the base of the Benzaiten figure. Ranging in height from 4 3/4" H to 9 3/4" H. 20th century. Note: This item contains a substance which is protected and restricted in the United States and by international convention and can only be shipped within the United States. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions, clause 10.
Condition Report: All very good codition with some slight wear to stain.View additional info
Description: Grouping of four (4) Chinese jade jewelry items. 1st item: Circular carved and pierced jade plaque pendant with central dragon design. 3 1/8" dia. 2nd item: A rectangular celedon jade plaque pendant with incised figural and character decoration. 2 1/2" X 1 3/4" W. 3rd item: A spinach jade bangle. 2 1/4" diameter interior opening. 4th item: Brown jade bangle bracelet with carved raised floral design. 2 1/2" diameter interior opening. All items 20th century.
Condition Report: All items excellent condition.View additional info
Description: Grouping of eight carved Chinese jade articles including a miniature vase with carved lotus petal decoration, two archer's rings, a recumbant foo dog with ball, a recumbant foo dog incense holder, a large dragon incense holder with incised decoration and a recumbant foo dog on a lotus petal. Items range in height from1/2" H to 1 1/2" H.
Condition Report: All items excellent condition.View additional info
Description: Pair of Imari fish-shaped platters with matching figural scenes on the body surrounded by chrysanthemum decoration. Undersides have floral decoration and maker's mark. 8-1/8" x 13-1/4".
Condition Report: Areas of gilding loss and some surface wear.View additional info
Description: Pair of large Japanese Imari floor vases having shaped turret rims with crane, foliate, and gilt decoration. 24 1/2" H. Late 19th/Early 20th century.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition with slight wear to gilt decoration.View additional info
Description: Bronze mounted Japanese Imari porcelain bowl, the bowl having bird and foliate vignette decoration and mounted with Roccoco Revival style bronze handles and a Bacchus figural pedestal bronze base. 10 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. Late 19th/Early 20th century.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition.View additional info
Description: Pair of large covered Chinese Export Famille Rose Ginger jars, baluster form having enameled bird amongst blossoming branch decoration with Chinese calligraphy and red seal marks. Finials of tops with read seal marks. 16 3/4" H. Late 19th century/Early 20th century.
Condition Report: Overall excellent condition.View additional info
Description: Chinese Export porcelain tureen, blue and white floral design with pierced cover, round form with figural fungus/mushroom finial surrounded by applied leaf design, with side handles and a footed base. 11"H. Chinese, circa 1800. Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee.
Condition Report: Two 1/2" chips to lid, repaired crack to foot ring.View additional info
Description: Chinese Export tureen with cover and underplate, oval form with blue and white landscape decoration to sides of tureen and floral decoration to cover and tray. Round knob on cover and shaped flat handles to sides. Label on underside reads "B. Forbes 1760". Platter 15-1/3" x 12-1/3", Tureen 9"H x 11" w x 4-1/2" D (excluding handles and lid). Chinese, probably Canton, late 18th to early 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee.
Condition Report: Lid handle shows repaint under blacklight. Scattered minute flakes to edge and foot of platter, one to center of platter.View additional info and full condition report
Description: Round teapot with polychrome armorial design ( initials WF) and gilt trim, intertwined handle with raised sprig design, 6"H. Chinese, circa 1770. Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee.
Condition Report: 1/8" chip to lid, light wear, overall good condition.View additional info
Description: Two Chinese Export porcelain dishes with armorial crests. 1st item: deep plate or shallow bowl, slight octagonal shape with red and gilt border, gilt edge trim and crest of a dog over a shield and swag. 2nd item: Plate with slight octagonal shape, green and gilt chain style border and gilt edge trim, with crest of three unicorns and a shield with Latin motto Prorege et Po-- . Both approximately 9" diameter, late 18th century. Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee.
Condition Report: 1st item: 2-1/2" hairline visible on front. 2nd item: about four small rim chips/flakes, scattered imperfections to glaze on front.View additional info and full condition report
Description: Two 18th century Chinese Export teapots. 1st item: Teapot in a clobbered Famille Rose Mandarin Palette , late 18th century. 2nd item: Chinese Export porcelain teapot, round form with blue and white landscape (Willow type) design. Both approximately 6"H, circa 1770. Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee.
Condition Report: 1st item: Small flake to edge of lid, wear to gilt finial. 2nd item: repair to spout.View additional info
Description: Chinese flambe glazed vase, Amphora form with colors of dark brown, green and mauve. Late 19th/Early 20th century. Vase: 11" H, stand: 1" H
Condition Report: Chip to glaze on underside of base with cracklure throughout glaze.View additional info
Description: Chinese porcelain Famille Rose dragon charger, depicting two opposing five-clawed dragons amid clouds and flames confronting the flaming pearl. Underside decorated with additional dragons and flaming pearls. Underside of base with blue seal mark. 13 3/8" dia.20th Century/ Modern
Condition Report: Overall excellent condition.View additional info
Description: Chinese porcelain Famille Rose bottle vase with robin's egg blue ground and figural and floral decoration. Blue Chien Lung seal mark to base. 12" H. 20th century/ modern.
Condition Report: Some slight wear/loss to glaze on side, possibly in the making. Overall very good condition.View additional info
Description: Chinese Famille Rose vase having squared pear form body with tubular handles and mountainous landscape decoration with male figures including a young boy. Additionally decorated with calligraphy and a red seal mark. 11 1/4" H. 20th century.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition with wear to yellow glaze on rim and handles.View additional info
Description: Chinese palace scene reverse painting on glass depicting the royal seated with his attendants and receiving visitors. Housed in the original ebonized frame with brass hanger. Sight - 19 1/4" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed - 21 3/4" H x 26 1/8" W. Late19th/Early 20th century.
Condition Report: A few small areas of paint loss to the perimeter. Abrasions to frame.View additional info
Description: Framed Royal Vienna porcelain plate of the Duchess of Devonshire (1757-1806) with cobalt blue and celadon green ground, gilded floral motif with silvered accents housed in a round, Florentine, ornately carved, pierced giltwood frame of a foliage design. On the underside of the plate is the Royal Vienna Bindenschild mark and the following markings: "Dec: 171/Depose/ 4094 36.a." A signature has been partially gilded over near the sitter's rose. Framed: 17-1/2" x 17-1/2" Sight: 9-1/2" x 9-1/2".
Condition Report: Frame has lost two pieces of its foliage, with areas of chipping of gilding and wood, in particular on the left side of the frame. Noticeable cracks in gilding at the top of the frame with evidence of one repaired crack.View additional info and full condition report
Description: Large Belle Epoque centerpiece, cut amethyst glass with gilded collar in an oval, gilt bronze or gilt brass frame with six acanthus-style candle arms, resting on six legs ending in pineapple form feet. 7-1/2"H x 22"W x 18" D overall. French, circa 1900.
Condition Report: Very good condition with minor light wear to gilding and light scratching to bottom of glass.View additional info
Description: Pair of classical mantel lustres, attributed to Moser, with female classical portrait vignettes alternating with gilt foliate vignettes. White cased cut to clear enamel decorated glass, shaped rim with alternating triangular form and round form prisms, gilt foliate decoration on faceted shafts and bases. 12 1/4" H. Late 19th century.
Condition Report: Overall excellent condition with very minor wear to enamel decoration.View additional info
Description: A pair of classical bronze urns having mask frieze around the perimeter, mounted on black marble octagonal shaped bases. 9 5/8" H x 7" dia. 19th century.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition with old patina.View additional info
Description: A large 19th century oval yellow tole tray with central decoration of figures in a landscape setting. 19 3/4" H x 25 3/4" W. Probably English. Proveance: Estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tenn.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition with a few small areas of paint loss.View additional info
Description: Four 17th century English or Dutch brass candlesticks. 1st group: One companion pair of heavy cast candlesticks with double-tiered round bases and similar drip pans and turnings, 10-3/4" H. 2nd group: Two brass candlesticks on raised platform bases with molded rims, one with turned shaft, socket with "economy" hole, 8-1/2" H, the other with baluster-turned shaft, socket with "economy" hole and larger square hole, 9-1/2" H. Provenance: Estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor of Nashville, TN.
Condition Report: Overall good condition with minor scattered dents.View additional info
Description: Two pair 18th century brass candlesticks, both with octagonal sockets and stepped octagonal bases, 9" H and 9-1/4" H. Provenance: Estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor of Nashvie, TN.
Condition Report: Very good condition. Minimal dents and surface abrasions.View additional info
Description: Group of four 17th century English brass candlesticks, two with deep round bases and large drip pans (4-1/2" and 5" H), one with large round base and "economy" hole (6" H), and one with round raised platform base (8" H). Possibly English. Provenance: Estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, TN.
Condition Report: Scattered minor dents and scratches. Larger deep round candlestick with repaired socket.View additional info
Description: Oval portrait of Fannie Hatch Wemyss of Mobile, Alabama, circa 1850, oil on photographic board, in original leather and wood folding daguerrotype case/frame. 5-1/2" x 4-1/2" sight, 9" x 8" case. Provenance: The estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee. Note: Fannie Hatch Wemyss was the first wife of Colonel James Wemyss of Alabama and later, Gallatin, Tennessee (his portrait and that of her younger sister Annie, who married Wemyss after Fannie's death, are also being sold in this auction). This portrait has been documented by the Tennessee Portrait Project, conducted by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Tennessee.
Condition Report: Wear to velvet mat and to case, portrait in good condition.View additional info
Description: American school, first quarter 19th century, portrait of a child in a pink dress. The half length portrait depicts the child facing the viewer full on, with left forearm leaning against a slightly curved arm of a sofa. New figured veneer wooden molded frame. Canvas size 25" x 21", framed 30" x 25". Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee.
Condition Report: Relined. Large repaired tear to area on dress under sash and on left side.View additional info
Description: Aesthetic Movement oil on canvas portrait of a female attired in a peacock feather hat and bohemian style dress with a stylized incised geometric gilt background, in the style of Rossetti and Whistler. Housed in a composition and gilt wood frame. Unsigned. Sight 15 1/2" H x 10" W. 17 1/8" H x 11 5/8" W. Late 19th century.
Condition Report: Painting overall very good condition. Minor losses to edge of simple gilt frame.View additional info
Description: George Paice (British, 1854-1925) equine portrait, oil on board, signed and dated lower left G. Paice '86. Board has British millboard label en verso; there is also a later gallery label and presumed owner's label reading: Cayce, Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Giltwood and composition molded frame. 8" x 13" sight, 12-1/2" x 16-1/2" framed.
Condition Report: Overall good condition with some alligatoring to varnish layer and a few abrasions to frame edge.View additional info
Description: Frank Stick (American 1884-1966) oil on canvas of hunting dog in springtime landscape. Titled on canvas lower center, "Champion JoJo." Signed and dated lower right. Original giltwood frame. Sight: 28" H x 29-1/2" W. Frame: 33-1/2" H x 35-3/4" H. Brass plate: "Champion Jersey JoJo, Manitoba 1920." Note: Frank Leonard Stick is best known for his outdoor themed paintings, especially those relating to hunting and fishing. He studied under Howard Pyle in Wilmington, DE and alongside N.C.Wyeth and Frank E. Schoonover. His illustrations have appeared in "Sports Afield", "Field and Stream", "Collier's", "The Saturday Evening Post", and other magazines.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition. Slight slack in canvas. One and half inch clean tear in canvas located in center above dog's back. Blacklighting does not indicate any repair or restoration.View additional info and full condition report
Description: Harold K. Welch (American, 1905-1972) oil on board, depicting fly fishing at the base of the waterfall of a stream. Signed lower right, "H Welch". Two Winsor and Newton, NY, labels en verso. Contemporary silvered wooden paneled frame. Sight: 8-3/8" H x 11-1/4" W, Frame: 16-1/2" H x 19-1/2" W.
Condition Report: Overall excellent condition.View additional info
Description: Benson Bond Moore (American, 1882-1974) oil on board titled en verso "April Landscape" , dated "1972" and signed en verso "Benson Moore". Housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight: 11 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed: 14 1/2" H x 18 1/2" W. 20th century. Note: Moore's works are in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Washington County (MD) Museum of Fine Arts.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition. Blacklighting does not reveal any repairs or restoration. Some slight separation to frame joints on left side.View additional info and full condition report
Description: Warren Sheppard (American, 1858-1937) oil on canvas marine scene depicting the Grand Canal of Venice, signed lower left. Housed in an elaborate period gilt carved frame. Sight: 11 1/2" D x 17 1/2" W. Framed: 19" H x 25" W. Late 19th century. Note: This painting was evaluated by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. by then curator Perry B. Cott, letter included. Biography: A marine painter, Warren Sheppard was a designer and navigator of racing yachts and sailed widely along the New England coast. He won the famous New York-to-Bermuda race and published an authoritative book titled "Practical Navigation." He was also known for his canal scenes of Venice, many painted during his studies there from 1888-1893. He took art lessons from marine painter Maurice De Haas and exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association, the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy. (Source: Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art.")
Condition Report: Housed under glass. Overall very good condition with some light cracklure to canvas. Losses to lower right corner of frame. Frame also possibly regilded.View additional info and full condition report
Description: David Hicks (British, late 19th/early 20th century), a pair of oil on canvas landscapes depicting lake scenes, one with figure in a boat, the other at sunset. Both signed in lower corners and framed in matching giltwood and composition frames, possibly original. Both 7-1/2" x 15" Sight, 13-1/4" x 21-1/4" framed.
Condition Report: Very good relined condition. Frames possibly regilded.View additional info
Description: Anthony Oberman (Dutch, 1781-1845) oil on canvas pastoral landscape painting of a man and his dog, sheep and cows with a barn in the background. Signed lower right, "A. Oberman, 1815". Frame: 21-1/4" x 25-1/4" Sight: 16.5" x 20". 19th century.
Condition Report: Original stretchers, contemporary frame, overall good condition. Blacklighting did not reveal any inpainting or restoration.View additional info and full condition report
Description: Anthony Oberman (Dutch, 1781-1845) pastoral landscape painting of a woman using a jug by a stream, accompanied by sheep and cows. A homestead is in the background. Signed and dated lower left, "A. Oberman, 1814". Frame: 21-1/4" x 25-1/4" Sight: 16.5 x 20. 19th century.
Condition Report: Original stretchers and contemporary frame, two small areas of paint loss in the upper left clouds. Blacklighting suggests possible varnish discoloration in the sky area but close examination of the paint surface does not indicate inpainting.View additional info and full condition report
Description: Robert Chailloux (French, 1913-2005) oil on canvas, still life, depicting a porcelain tureen with brass pot, pitcher and various fruits against a plaster wall. Signed lower left. A label en verso gives this biography of the artist: Born in Paris, Chailloux studied art at the Ecole de Dessin de Belleville. He had his first exhibition in 1940 at the Salon des Artistes Francais and another in 1943 at the Salon de la Nationale. From there he became well known in art circles in France and the U.S. He is best known for his street scenes and "nature mort" still lifes. Giltwood and composition frame. 17-1/2" x 22-1/2" sight, 26" x 30" framed.
Condition Report: Small smudge lower right corner of canvas, small chips/abrasions to corner of frame.View additional info
Description: Grouping of six (6) oval oil on board paintings depicting old Italian master painters, done by Florentine painters for the Vararian Gallery in Florence as a Grand Tour souvenir. Artists depicted include Agnolo Bronzino (crack to upper left of board), Titian/Tiziano Vecellio (rubbing to left side), Leonardo da Vinci, Salvatore Rosa (overall cracklure), Peter Paul Reubens (overall cracklure) and Jacopo Robusti (overall cracklure). All framed in wooden ebonized frames. Sight - 5" H x 4 1/4" W. Framed - 9" H x 8" W. Late 19th century.
Condition Report: Overall good condition unless otherwise noted.View additional info
Description: George III Adam style giltwood (gesso on pine) mirror. Vertically oriented rectangular looking glass with a crest of carved Prince of Wales feathers over a pierced ribbon and foliate swag carved crest, the sides adorned with cascading husks; the design repeats as a drop from the bottom. Remnant of old gallery label en verso (gallery name not visible). 45" x 22" overall. English, circa 1780. Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee.
Condition Report: Some losses and replacements to side swags, a few missing/detached husks, scattered abrasions, areas of refreshed gilding. Mirror glass replaced. Number of husks detached but retained: 6.View additional info and full condition report
Description: Regency japanned settee and two chairs, black painted wood with gilt highlights, with caned seats (also included are custom contemporary yellow upholstered cushions). Seat backs feature ball and turned spindles centered by tablets, each decorated with scenes of Chinese figures in landscapes, and divided by square tapered and curved uprights painted in a fret design. Round tapered legs with ring turnings. Settee: 35"H x 70-1/2" W x 27"D. Chair: 35-3/8" H x 22"W x 21"D. Probably English, early 19th century. Provenance: The estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville Tennessee; purchased in the 1960s from Jeanette Marks of Lexington, Kentucky.
Condition Report: Most if not all paint appears to be original. Significant wear / paint loss and fading on the backs, moderate wear to fronts, particularly on armrests. Seats need recaning.View additional info and full condition report
Description: Federal Inlaid card table, probably New Hampshire, mahogany with satinwood inlay. Serpentine fold over front with conforming skirt centered by an oval inlaid tablet. Faceted corners and Sheraton style turned legs with spaced ring carvings ending in tapered spike feet. 29"H x 36"W x 18"D. Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee.
Condition Report: Some small areas of veneer loss including a 1/2" area of loss to left side (rear) area. One glue block missing. Back left leg broken and repaired. Refinished.View additional info and full condition report
Description: American Federal Hepplewhite one-drawer table or stand in original painted red surface having original oval brass pull, and four square tapered legs. White pine throughout. New England, circa 1800. Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee.
Condition Report: Original surface and pull. Some stains to top and wear to edges.View additional info
Description: Small table or work stand with square top, twist-turned legs and single hand dovetailed drawer having birds eye maple veneered drawer front and a round brass pull. Cherry primary wood, poplar secondary wood. American, circa 1830. Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee.
Condition Report: Very good refinished condition.View additional info