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Auction Description for Locati Auctions: Locati Auctions June 2014 Sale

Locati Auctions June 2014 Sale

by Locati Auctions

Platinum House

577 lots with images

June 23, 2014

Timed Auction

1425 E. Welsh Road

Maple Glen, PA, 19002 USA

Phone: (215) 619-2873

Email: michael@locatiauctions.com

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Two Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur

Lot 614001: Two Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur

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Description: One hand painted, featuring compass stars and central heart, dated 1838; the other printed with hand painted details, printed by Baumann with text that relates to the blessing of the household. Both frames appear to be original.

Condition Report: Discoloration, stains and losses are visible through the glass. Neither examined out of the frame.

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A Chinese 18th Century Porcelain Figure of Guan Yin

Lot 614002: A Chinese 18th Century Porcelain Figure of Guan Yin

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Description: A brightly colored seated Guan Yin holding a scroll in her left hand.

Condition Report: Both hands appear to have old restoration that has now yellowed, otherwise very good.

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A Miniature Chinese Archaic Bronze Censer

Lot 614003: A Miniature Chinese Archaic Bronze Censer

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Description: With tripod base, repeated geometric decoration and lug handles. Possibly Sui Dynasty

Condition Report: Wear commensurate with age, one handle appears to have been repaired at one point and is somewhat loose (see picture).

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An Early 19th Century Prattware Plaque

Lot 614004: An Early 19th Century Prattware Plaque

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Description: Rectangular with raised and hand painted Bacchanalian decoration.

Condition Report: Excellent, some minor glaze chips at the edges.

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Three Inkwells Including Tiffany Bronze

Lot 614005: Three Inkwells Including Tiffany Bronze

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Description: A Tiffany Bronze Zodiac Pattern inkwell with original glass liner; a cut glass example from the 19th century with cutting to emulate rubies at the body; and a porcelain inkwell with hand painted floral decoration.

Condition Report: The Tiffany glass insert has a rim chip, otherwise excellent condition.

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A Collection of Signatures, All 100 Members of the U. S. Senate, 1973-75

Lot 614006: A Collection of Signatures, All 100 Members of the U. S. Senate, 1973-75

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Description: On 10 copies of the Constitution of the United States (10 signatures per copy)

Condition Report: Excellent

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Estate Lot: A Group of Japanese Letter Openers

Lot 614007: Estate Lot: A Group of Japanese Letter Openers

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Description: Six brass and copper letter openers, decoration includes grapevine, figural, lotus and herons, and theater masks.

Condition Report: Very good with expected surface wear and minor splits to some handles.

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A 19th Century American Sterling Loving Cup by Caldwell & Co.

Lot 614008: A 19th Century American Sterling Loving Cup by Caldwell & Co.

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Description: Urn form with a domed foot and three scrolled and acanthus decorated handles. Not inscribed.

Condition Report: Minor dents, tarnished as pictured.

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Three American Sterling Silver Pieces, Flatware and Shears

Lot 614009: Three American Sterling Silver Pieces, Flatware and Shears

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Description: A serving spoon by Dominick & Haff in the Queen Anne Plain pattern; a pie server by the Frank W. Smith Company in the Newport Shell pattern; and a pair of rose shears with sterling loaded handles and stainless steel blades.

Condition Report: There is some minor roughness to the tip of the blade of the pie server, otherwise excellent.

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The Godfather Part II, Large Signed Booklet

Lot 614010: The Godfather Part II, Large Signed Booklet

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Description: A large, glossy, folded booklet, with a cast list at the interior and a family tree at the reverse. Signed at the reverse by Francis Ford Coppola.

Condition Report: Creases to the corners, expected wear.

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A Set of Fine 800 Silver Parcel Gilt Demitasse Spoons

Lot 614011: A Set of Fine 800 Silver Parcel Gilt Demitasse Spoons

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Description: Late 19th century, Continental. Each with a pointed bowl and Bacchus mask decoration at the terminal. A set of 10.

Condition Report: Excellent with minor wear.

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Two Works, American School, Oil on Panel

Lot 614012: Two Works, American School, Oil on Panel

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Description: From the second half of the 19th century, each signed J. Hulme, one depicting a vagabond in an outdoor setting, the other a woman in Turkish dress smoking a long pipe in an interior scene.

Condition Report: Each with some significant paint loss as pictured, both boards are slightly warped.

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A Group of Documents Relating to Franklin D. Roosevelt's Presidency

Lot 614013: A Group of Documents Relating to Franklin D. Roosevelt's Presidency

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Description: Two notes from Roosevelt, including a typewritten note signed "F.D.R." (probably by Roosevelt's secretary) while he was Governor of New York and a typed memorandum from Roosevelt to D. Basil O'Connor (F.D.R. is typed at the bottom). Additionally there are nine typed notes on White House stationary, signatures including: M. H. McIntyre (Assistant Secretary to the President); two of H. M. Kannee (Secretary to Mr. McIntyre); Frank K. Sanderson (Administrative Officer); two by M. A. LeHand (Private Secretary to Roosevelt); William D. Hassett; Ralph W. Magee; and an illegibly signed note on White House letterhead dated 1933. Also included in the lot is a hand written note by Grace Tully (Secretary).

Condition Report: Expected wear, fold lines, tears from staples, holes from hole punches, stamps, pencil marks. The signature areas are in good condition.

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A Navajo Silver, Turquoise and Bear Claw Necklace

Lot 614014: A Navajo Silver, Turquoise and Bear Claw Necklace

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Description: With silver conical clasp, round beads, cylindrical turquoise beads and five natural bear claws.

Condition Report: Very good with some expected wear.

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A Four Piece Sterling Silver Dresser Set by Unger Brothers

Lot 614015: A Four Piece Sterling Silver Dresser Set by Unger Brothers

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Description: Including a hand mirror; handled brush; another brush; and a buffer. Each with good engraved foliate and scrolled decoration.

Condition Report: Excellent with expected wear

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A Large Group of Signed Space Memorabilia, First Day Covers

Lot 614016: A Large Group of Signed Space Memorabilia, First Day Covers

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Description: Comprising: nine signed first day covers, including John Glenn, Deke Slayton, Rusty Schweickart, Richard Gordon Jr., Edgar Mitchell, Edward Gibson, Christopher Kraft Jr., Gordon Cooper and two illegibly signed examples; a signed photograph of Deke Slayton; a signed informational sheet about John Glenn; a sheet commemorating the first lunar landing signed by Gene Cernan; and a letter on NASA letterhead signed by Charles Conrad.

Condition Report: Overall very good with expected minor wear.

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Neil Armstrong, Signed Photograph

Lot 614017: Neil Armstrong, Signed Photograph

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Description: With text reading "To Jerome - Best Wishes, Neil Armstrong".

Condition Report: A 3/4" crease to the lower right corner, otherwise good.

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Two Presidential Signed Letters, John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman

Lot 614018: Two Presidential Signed Letters, John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman

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Description: A typed letter signed by John F. Kennedy (possibly autopen) and dated January 18, 1961 on U.S. Senate letterhead thanking a Max Carol for his message and a typed letter signed by Harry Truman dated for December 13, 1955, responding to a letter from Mr. Theodore de Rittberg. Also included in the lot is a printed card from Jacqueline Kennedy thanking a Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rush for their sympathy.

Condition Report: Good with minor expected wear and a few light stains (the signature area of the Truman letter is in excellent condition, while a crease runs through the Kennedy signature).

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Fred Astaire, Cut Signature

Lot 614019: Fred Astaire, Cut Signature

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Description: A cut signature of Fred Astaire with the text "Best wishes, Sincerely, Fred Astaire". Mounted to a sheet of cardboard with a magazine cut out picture of Astaire.

Condition Report: Good aside from being mounted.

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Three Pieces of Blue and White Wedgwood Transferware, Yale University

Lot 614020: Three Pieces of Blue and White Wedgwood Transferware, Yale University

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Description: Two platters and a plate, scenes depict Yale College and the Old Yale Fence, Yale College and State House.

Condition Report: The plate has some discoloration and crazing and the platters are in excellent condition.

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Two Large Staffordshire Figures, 19th Century

Lot 614021: Two Large Staffordshire Figures, 19th Century

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Description: The larger depicting Rob Roy, the smaller is a group that depicts the leaders of Turkey, England and France holding hands.

Condition Report: Rob Roy's head has been broken off and has been poorly glued back into place, while the group is in good condition with expected surface wear.

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A Large Group of WWII Press Release Photographs

Lot 614022: A Large Group of WWII Press Release Photographs

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Description: 238 examples, mostly press release photographs, subjects include leaders, soldiers, casualties, ships, planes, etc...

Condition Report: Overall very good with expected wear and toning.

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A Group of Early 20th Century Postcards, Humor

Lot 614023: A Group of Early 20th Century Postcards, Humor

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Description: 390 examples, subjects include African Americans, Arthur Livingston, embossed cards, German, peeping Toms, Everybody Works but Father, P. C. K., Caricatures (by the Rose Company), The Whole Dam Family, etc...

Condition Report: Overall good with expected toning, wear and occasional minor stains, many of the cards have been written upon.

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A Group of Photographs of the Philadelphia State Hospital

Lot 614024: A Group of Photographs of the Philadelphia State Hospital

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Description: 46 examples, all of the Philadelphia State Hospital, some early.

Condition Report: Overall good with expected wear, toning, minor losses and tears.

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A Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Covered Jars

Lot 614025: A Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Covered Jars

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Description: Late 19th or early 20th century, each with a gilt ground, scale decorated foot and floral decoration at the body.

Condition Report: Excellent, some minor wear and expected losses.

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Two Chinese Porcelain Stands, Qing Dynasty

Lot 614026: Two Chinese Porcelain Stands, Qing Dynasty

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Description: Each hexagonal with circular opening and masked hoof feet.

Condition Report: Some minor glaze chips, one old glued repair and several firing cracks (done in the making).

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Estate Lot: A Large Group of American Sterling Flatware

Lot 614027: Estate Lot: A Large Group of American Sterling Flatware

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Description: All appear to be from the first half of the 20th century, spoons, sugar shells, a meat fork, a small sugar tongs, a set of seafood forks. Various makers including Gorham, Towle, Wallace, Kirk & Son, International and others.

Condition Report: Overall very good, some expected wear

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Three Sterling Silver Serving Pieces, Arts and Crafts Era

Lot 614028: Three Sterling Silver Serving Pieces, Arts and Crafts Era

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Description: A large stuffing spoon marked for Bigelow & Kennard with a hammered surface and applied rest; a hammered fork marked for A. Stowell & Company; and a large serving spoon marked Gebelein, Boston.

Condition Report: Very good, minor wear

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Estate Lot: Sterling Silver Serving Pieces Including a Kirk & Son Tea Strainer

Lot 614029: Estate Lot: Sterling Silver Serving Pieces Including a Kirk & Son Tea Strainer

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Description: A Kirk & Son tea strainer with repousse decoration and 10 spoons or ladles by makers including Towle, Whiting, Gorham and others.

Condition Report: Very good with expected wear.

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An 1820 American Schoolgirl Notebook

Lot 614030: An 1820 American Schoolgirl Notebook

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Description: The work of Ann E. Pleasant for the Weston B. School, dated August 11, 1820 at the front cover. Marbled cardboard binding, each page full of prose and poetry with titles in calligraphy. Titles include "To a friend in affliction", "Ode to sickness", "Spring", "The Birthday Eve", "The Lighthouse", "Religion", "An address to the sun", "On the Death of Benjamin Franklin" among others.

Condition Report: Overall very good condition, wear and minor losses to the binding.

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Two 19th Century Chinese Pith Paintings

Lot 614031: Two 19th Century Chinese Pith Paintings

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Description: Each depicting Chinese junks, identically framed

Condition Report: Both with expected toning, one has a tear that is visible through the glass, otherwise good. Not examined out of the frames.

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A Group of Good American Silver Plated Items, 19th Century

Lot 614032: A Group of Good American Silver Plated Items, 19th Century

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Description: A rectangular tray by Reed & Barton with winter themed decoration including skaters, people riding sleds, icicles, etc.; a water urn with polar bear decorated handles and repousse floral decoration made by Meriden, dated 1870; a large water pitcher with engine turned decoration, acanthus decorated spout and handle; and two Gorham reticulated tazzas.

Condition Report: Expected wear, some dents, overall very good; the water urn shows more significant wear than the other pieces.

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A Group of Signed Sports Memorabilia

Lot 614033: A Group of Signed Sports Memorabilia

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Description: Comprising: two Hall of Fame Plaque postcards, one signed by George Sisler, the other by Lefty Grove; a first day cover signed by Pancho Gonzales; a note card and magazine cutout signed by Roberto Clemente; a small photo card signed by Mike Schmidt; three Philadelphia 76ers photos, one signed by Julius ("Dr. J.") Erving, one by Darryl Dawkins and one by Doug Collins; a signed photo of Ken Rosewall; two programs for a sports memorabilia show signed by Pete Rose; and a hand written questionnaire filled out by an unknown major league baseball player circa 1925.

Condition Report: Overall very good with expected minor wear.

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A Group of Sterling Spoons Including Wallace Violet Pattern

Lot 614034: A Group of Sterling Spoons Including Wallace Violet Pattern

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Description: A set of 10 demitasse spoons with gold wash bowls in the Violet Pattern by Wallace; a set of six spoons with pointed bowls and enameled terminals; and thirteen souvenir spoons for locations including: Winsor, Ontario, Cleveland, Ohio, Fort Sumter, Chicago, Toronto and others.

Condition Report: Very good, some expected wear.

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Estate Lot: Sterling Silver Serving Forks and Sugar Tongs

Lot 614035: Estate Lot: Sterling Silver Serving Forks and Sugar Tongs

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Description: Five sugar tongs including one in the Francis I pattern by Reed & Barton and examples by Whiting, Wallace and others, and six serving forks including examples by Durgin, Kirk & Son, Wallace, and others.

Condition Report: Very good with expected wear.

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A Three Piece Set, Lamps and Compote with Native American Decoration

Lot 614036: A Three Piece Set, Lamps and Compote with Native American Decoration

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Description: Spelter, from the first quarter of the 20th century, a pair of lantern form lamps with textured glass panels, Indian chief masks at all four sides and figural finials. The compote with identical base below a bowl that features openwork handles.

Condition Report: The bowl of the compote appears to have been covered in paint at some point, which is now flaking at the interior. One of the lamp finials has been repaired where it joins the cover, otherwise good with expected wear. May need new wiring.

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Six English Ceramic Cream Jugs, 18th and Early 19th Century

Lot 614037: Six English Ceramic Cream Jugs, 18th and Early 19th Century

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Description: Five sparrow's beak type cream jugs including three Worcester examples, a pearlware jug with Chinoiserie decoration, and a Davenport stone china creamer with Imari style decoration.

Condition Report: The polychrome floral decorated Worcester example has damage to the spout, the largest example, which is also Worcester, has a tiny spout chip, and the smaller blue and white Worcester creamer has minor footrim chips. The other three are in excellent condition.

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A Mid 19th Century Chalk Bust

Lot 614038: A Mid 19th Century Chalk Bust

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Description: Depicting a young woman, with painted elements.

Condition Report: General surface wear as pictured.

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Estate Lot: Sterling Silver Serving Spoons, 19th and 20th Centuries

Lot 614039: Estate Lot: Sterling Silver Serving Spoons, 19th and 20th Centuries

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Description: Various forms and decoration, makers include Whiting, Wood & Hughes, Reed & Barton, Dominick & Haff, Kirk & Son, and others.

Condition Report: Very good, minor expected wear

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A Partial Sterling Silver Flatware Service, Gorham English Gadroon

Lot 614040: A Partial Sterling Silver Flatware Service, Gorham English Gadroon

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Description: The set includes two 8" meat forks; three 8 1/4" serving spoons; one 6" sugar shell; one 6 1/4" gravy ladle; twelve 7 1/2" ice tea spoons; twelve 6 1/4" soup spoons; thirteen 6 1/4" dessert forks; eleven 5 3/4" butter spreaders; twelve 7 1/8" forks; twenty-three 6" teaspoons; and twelve 9" placeknives with loaded handles and stainless blades.

Condition Report: Very good, expected wear

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A 17th Century German Salt Glazed Stoneware Bellarmine Jug

Lot 614041: A 17th Century German Salt Glazed Stoneware Bellarmine Jug

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Description: Of typical form with mask decoration and dated 1680.

Condition Report: There are footrim chips, chips to the opening, glaze imperfections, and the handle appears to have been completely remade.

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A Set of Doulton Burslem Cabinet Plates

Lot 614042: A Set of Doulton Burslem Cabinet Plates

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Description: Eleven plates, each with floral transfer decoration and some hand painted elements.

Condition Report: Excellent, no damage or repairs, some expected wear to the decoration

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A Japanese Porcelain Partial Tea Set, Thousand Faces Pattern

Lot 614043: A Japanese Porcelain Partial Tea Set, Thousand Faces Pattern

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Description: From the first half of the 20th century, many pieces marked "R. S. Made in Japan". Comprising: a teapot, a creamer, a lid, six cups, six saucers and six bread plates.

Condition Report: One cup has a chip and hairline crack, all other pieces in very good condition.

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A Santa Clara Pottery Redware Vase

Lot 614044: A Santa Clara Pottery Redware Vase

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Description: 20th century, with deeply carved decoration, pencil signed but illegible.

Condition Report: Excellent

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A Pair of Chinese Cinnabar Vases, Circa 1900

Lot 614045: A Pair of Chinese Cinnabar Vases, Circa 1900

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Description: Each with a lobed body and garlic head type opening, decoration consists of figures in a garden landscape.

Condition Report: One has significant loss near the opening, the other is in good condition. Both show some expected wear.

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A Tiffany Studios Grapevine Pattern Bronze and Glass Frame

Lot 614046: A Tiffany Studios Grapevine Pattern Bronze and Glass Frame

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Description: A double picture frame with green slag glass, signed "Tiffany Studios New York" at both back panels of the viewing area.

Condition Report: There are three hairline cracks to the glass at the lower right corner.

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Two 20th Century Metal Sculptures

Lot 614047: Two 20th Century Metal Sculptures

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Description: One is figural and made of sheet copper, the other an abstract design mounted on a wrought iron base, both unsigned.

Condition Report: Both show wear associated with exposure to the elements.

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A Group of Early 20th Century Postcards, Japan, China

Lot 614048: A Group of Early 20th Century Postcards, Japan, China

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Description: 224 examples, the Japanese postcards include landscapes, buildings, art, workers, traditional scenes, etc. The Chinese postcards are of Singapore, Macao, Peking, Canton, Manchuria, etc.

Condition Report: Overall good with expected toning, wear and occasional stains, many of the cards have been written upon.

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A Group of Photographs, Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Lot 614049: A Group of Photographs, Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

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Description: 34 examples, subjects include university, hijinks, death, etc...

Condition Report: Overall good with expected toning, wear and occasional minor stains, losses and foxing.

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Domenico Anderson (1854-1939) Photograph, View of the Forum, Rome

Lot 614050: Domenico Anderson (1854-1939) Photograph, View of the Forum, Rome

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Description: A Grand Tour era photograph which retains the original stained oak frame.

Condition Report: Some toning is evident through the glass, the frame shows expected wear and minor losses. Not examined out of the frame.

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