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Auction Description for Lofty: Lofty's Weekly Sale, 7/6/14
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Please note that while Lofty is located in New York, property consigned to us is located across the country. Please contact support@lofty.com for questions about condition, or for a shipping quote.

Lofty's Weekly Sale, 7/6/14

(25 Lots)

by Lofty

Platinum House

25 lots with images

July 6, 2014

Timed Auction

225 West 35th Street

Suite 1100

New York, NY, 10001 USA

Phone: 646-679-6510

Email: support@lofty.com

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Bruce Stillman (American, b. 1958)

Lot 101: Bruce Stillman (American, b. 1958)

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Description: "Square-Circle", stainless steel kinetic sculpture, mid-20th century. The three swinger stand with rotating spheres. Base 11" high. Pendulums 17". Base to top of pendulums about 20".

Condition Report: Appears to be good

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William IV Style Mahogany Chaise Lounge

Lot 102: William IV Style Mahogany Chaise Lounge

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Description: English, 19th Century. Carved with rosettes and sunbursts, upholstered in leather. Length 58 inches. Depth 26 inches.

Condition Report: Distress to leather

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Official Views of the World's Columbian Exposition

Lot 103: Official Views of the World's Columbian Exposition

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Description: As commissioned by C.D. Arnold and H.D. Higinbotham, 1893. Issued by the Department of Photography. Charles Dudley Arnold and H. D. Higinbotham (Official Photographers). Copyright 1893 by C. D. Arnold, Press Chicago Photo-Gravure Co. Charles Dudley Arnold was tasked with the responsibility of recording all the significant events of the exposition and it would serve, as it currently has, as a historical record of this event.This event was to commemorate Columbus' discovery of the new world so all the events on the Midway Plaisance celebrated the cultures of the Arabs and Palestine, among other exotic subjects. Examples of this program are housed at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and even the Brooklyn Public library.

Condition Report: All the pages are in good condition, with tissue sheets in between the photogravure, wear to the binding and surface dings and scuffing to the cover.

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Rene Margotton (French, 1915-2009)

Lot 104: Rene Margotton (French, 1915-2009)

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Description: Bouquet aux Deux Fruits, oil on canvas. Signed lower left, ?Margotton?, depicting a bouquet of flowers in a blue vase with two pieces of fruit, two red and green circles in front of the vase represent the fruit, the flowers pink, white, and yellow with green leaves, the background all blue. Image measures 11 in. by 14 in.

Condition Report: Appears to be good

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Gentleman's Steel Chronometer/Date Wristwatch and Bracelet.

Lot 105: Gentleman's Steel Chronometer/Date Wristwatch and Bracelet.

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Description: Oris Watch Company, Switzerland, circa 1990s. Ref. 646 7496 model, the 39.5 mm round stainless steel case with shouldered winding crown, accompanied by stainless steel bracelet and safety buckle with deployment clasp, the bezel and back of the dial polished steel with see-through central section, with double-sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal, the back marked 'Oris 646 Chronometre, 27 jewels, Swiss Made' at the center, and 'Front Crystal, All Stainless steel, Front crystal sapphire, water resistant 100M Oris Swiss' around the periphery, with screw down security crown, the silvered dial with tritium hour indices, continuous seconds dial at the nine, cyclops for the date at the three, balance of 24 hour dial (13-24) on the circumference, with open steel 'Index' hands, the dial marked, 'Oris Automatic, 27 jewels' above, 'Chronometer Officially Certified' below and 'Swiss Made' at the bottom, with automatic 27 jewel chronometric mechanical movement signed and numbered by the Oris company.

Condition Report: Running and recently serviced, with mild signs of wear.

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14K Yellow Gold, Diamond and Emerald Cluster Ring

Lot 106: 14K Yellow Gold, Diamond and Emerald Cluster Ring

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Description: 20th century. Set with .25 ct navette, faceted green emerald in the center, surrounded by twenty-six, round, full-cut diamonds. Total diamond weight: .75 carat. Weight: 2.75 dwt. Size 7

Condition Report: Appears good, may need to be cleaned

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Chinese School, Early 20th Century

Lot 107: Chinese School, Early 20th Century

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Description: After Zhou Chen (Chinese, 1460-1535), Boy and Geese, ink and color on paper. A loose painting in 16th Century Ming Dynasty style, inscribed "Zhou Chen," dated "autumn of dingmao year", depicting a child looking at geese climbing a plant to catch a dragonfly.

Condition Report: Water stain, soiling, creases

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George R. James (American, b. 1932)

Lot 108: George R. James (American, b. 1932)

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Description: Dock House, watercolor on paper, signed, circa 1970s. Signed "George James", on Winsor Newton paper, depicting a dock house on a lake in upstate Michigan, unframed. 22" x 30". George R James (American, b.1932) is a contemporary American watercolorist and a Professor of Art Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton. He is known for his unique technique of painting on synthetic paper which allows him to wash out large areas of his artwork and to completely rework a painting. James has been exhibited at a number of national institutions and museums. He is a member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. His awards include the following: American Watercolor Society 2014 silver medalist, American Watercolor Society 1999 gold medalist, and American Watercolor Society 1998 bronze medalist.

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14K White Gold and Diamond Engagement Ring

Lot 109: 14K White Gold and Diamond Engagement Ring

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Description: 20th century, center stone 0.75ct, SI clarity, H color. The center diamond .75ct SI clarity, H color, accented by 0.40ct total weight in channel-set side diamonds. 1.15ct total diamond weight.

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George R. James (American, b. 1932)

Lot 110: George R. James (American, b. 1932)

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Description: "Anacortes I", watercolor on paper, signed, circa 1968-1972. Signed "George James" lower right. 22 in. by 30 in. There is a large nude painted on the back. George R James (American, b.1932) is a contemporary American watercolorist and a Professor of Art Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton. He is known for his unique technique of painting on synthetic paper which allows him to wash out large areas of his artwork and to completely rework a painting. James has been exhibited at a number of national institutions and museums. He is a member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. His awards include the following: American Watercolor Society 2014 silver medalist, American Watercolor Society 1999 gold medalist, and American Watercolor Society 1998 bronze medalist.

Condition Report: Good

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George R. James (American, b. 1932)

Lot 111: George R. James (American, b. 1932)

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Description: "Another Sunday", watercolor on paper, matted and framed. George R James (American, b.1932) is a contemporary American watercolorist and a Professor of Art Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton. He is known for his unique technique of painting on synthetic paper which allows him to wash out large areas of his artwork and to completely rework a painting. James has been exhibited at a number of national institutions and museums. He is a member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. His awards include the following: American Watercolor Society 2014 silver medalist, American Watercolor Society 1999 gold medalist, and American Watercolor Society 1998 bronze medalist.

Condition Report: Good

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Attributed to Jacques Zucker (American, 1900-1981)

Lot 112: Attributed to Jacques Zucker (American, 1900-1981)

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Description: Still Life with Flowers, watercolor and pencil on paper, signed, mid 20th century. Signed in ink 'J. Zucker' lower right, depicting a bright floral still life, matted.

Condition Report: Good, with minor warping to the paper

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Jehudith Sobel (Polish/American, 1924-2012)

Lot 113: Jehudith Sobel (Polish/American, 1924-2012)

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Description: Abstract Seascape with Birds, watercolor and pencil, signed, 20th century. Signed lower right 'J.Sobel', depicting a seascape with large birds and a harbor beyond, unframed.

Condition Report: Good, with some fraying and minor losses to the edge of the paper.

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Jehudith Sobel (Polish/American, 1924-2012)

Lot 114: Jehudith Sobel (Polish/American, 1924-2012)

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Description: Landscape, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1973. Signed and dated "J. Sobel 73" lower right, framed.

Condition Report: Good

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14K Yellow Gold Ruby and Diamond Ring

Lot 115: 14K Yellow Gold Ruby and Diamond Ring

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Description: Circa 1980s, .92ct. Ruby and .50ct. Diamonds. 14k yellow gold ring with central .92 ct. oval ruby bordered by 16 round, full-cut diamonds, .50 ctw. Current ring size is 6.5, but it can be sized to fit any finger. Total weight 6.6 grams.

Condition Report: Good overall, no cracked or missing stones.

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Marie Eristoff-Kazak (Russian, 1857-1934)

Lot 116: Marie Eristoff-Kazak (Russian, 1857-1934)

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Description: Parisian Fountain, oil on canvas, signed, circa 1911. In giltwood frame. Measures 23 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches. Marie Eristoff was a 19th century portrait painter from St. Petersburg. She won a silver medal at the Universal exposition of 1900, was a member of the Societé des Beaux Arts, and regularly exhibited at the Paris Salon (894 landscapes and portraits total).

Condition Report: Appears to be good, evidence of exposure to moisture on verso.

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John Friedlinger (Hungarian, b. 1890)

Lot 117: John Friedlinger (Hungarian, b. 1890)

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Description: Still Life with Fruit, oil on canvas, signed, 20th century. Signed “Friedlinger J,” lower left corner, depicting fruit and ornate silver pieces displayed on a table, green and red grape bunches, two apples, and a pear in a large silver serving bowl in the center, around the bowl are pieces of fruit spread on a white tablecloth, with five additional silver urns and chalices, with red and gold drapes framing the entire scene in front of a light blue wall with a gold decorative motif, framed.

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Ludwig Muninger (German, 1929-1997)

Lot 118: Ludwig Muninger (German, 1929-1997)

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Description: Mountain Landscape with Two Travelers, oil on canvas, signed lower left, 20th century. Framed: 40 in. x 30 in.

Condition Report: Excellent

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John William Cantrell (American, 1871-1931)

Lot 119: John William Cantrell (American, 1871-1931)

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Description: Country Road with Horse-Drawn Wagon, oil on canvas, signed, circa 1905-15.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Japanese Bronze Censors

Lot 120: Japanese Bronze Censors

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Description: Meiji Period (1868-1912).

Condition Report: Appear to be good

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Persian Tabriz Hunting Rug

Lot 121: Persian Tabriz Hunting Rug

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Description: Northwest Iran, mid 20th century. Depicting hunters on horseback stalking their prey with both spears and swords throughout a lush landscape, with ivory field, the teal border with flowering trees and game animals. Tabriz is a cosmopolitan city in northwest Iran. Due to its proximity to Turkey, the rugs from this city are woven with a symmetrical or Turkish knot. The hunting design was highly prized and specifically commissioned by rulers in both the Safavid and Mughal empires.

Condition Report: Appears to be good, minor moth damage, few small areas near edge of rug

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Two Japanese Wood Block Prints

Lot 122: Two Japanese Wood Block Prints

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Description: Meiji Period, circa 1868. Possibly by Hosada, Kunisada or Toyokuni, custom framed and mounted on acid paper.

Condition Report: Good, possibly trimmed borders, with some color fade due to light or sun exposure

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Korean Pun'chong Type Celadon Dish

Lot 123: Korean Pun'chong Type Celadon Dish

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Description: Choson (Yi) period. Probably dating to the 15/16th century, with celadon glaze. Measures 7 in. across.

Condition Report: Appears to be fair, with one chip to the rim

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Tiffany Silver Box and Matching Pin Dish

Lot 124: Tiffany Silver Box and Matching Pin Dish

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Description: New York, 1907-1920. Each oblong, etched with stylized foliage, monogrammed. The box 3" x 5 3/8" x 1 1/4". The pin dish approx. 3" x 6 1/2" x 1/2".

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George R. James (American, b. 1932)

Lot 125: George R. James (American, b. 1932)

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Description: "17th and Orange", watercolor on paper. Signed "George James/ w.w.s.", titled "17th and Orange" on the reverse, matted, framed.

Condition Report: Appears to be good

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