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Auction Description for Lofty: Lofty's Weekly Sale, 7/20/14

Lofty's Weekly Sale, 7/20/14

by Lofty


20 lots with images

July 20, 2014

Timed Auction

225 West 35th Street

Suite 1100

New York, NY, 10001 USA

Phone: 646-679-6510

Email: support@lofty.com

20 Lots
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14 K Yellow Gold and Diamond Cocktail Ring

Lot 101: 14 K Yellow Gold and Diamond Cocktail Ring

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Description: Circa 1970s-80s. In a free form style, set with 11 round brilliant cut diamonds, 2 diamonds approximately 0.25 ct each, one 0.20 ct. and the remaining 8 approximately 0.03ct, ranging in clarity from SI1 to I1 and in color from G to K.

Condition Report: Appears to be fair. The ring band with break to the back, one 0.03ct diamond with minor chip and one prong missing from another diamond.

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Leandro Velasco (Columbia, b.1933)

Lot 102: Leandro Velasco (Columbia, b.1933)

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Description: Family Portrait, oil on canvas, signed and dated, 1988. Depicting a father, mother, and two children, posed for a portrait next to a painting. Signed and dated "88" lower left.

Condition Report: Appears to be good

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George Morland, R.A. (English, 1763-1804)

Lot 103: George Morland, R.A. (English, 1763-1804)

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Description: A Huntsman with Dogs in a Wooded Landscape, oil on canvas. Depicting a huntsman with his two dogs at rest beneath an oak tree. The huntsman clad in an overcoat and hat with walking stick; his back turned to the viewer, the two dogs, positioned at right, gaze toward the oak tree and its branches. Signed "GM" lower left, in giltwood frame.

Condition Report: Appears to be fair, with minor paint loss lower right corner.

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After Pierre Jules Mene (French, 1810-1879)

Lot 104: After Pierre Jules Mene (French, 1810-1879)

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Description: Two Animalier Bronze Groups, circa 19th century. 19th century or later. The group of two horses, signed 'P.J. MENE' in the cast. 25" long x 9" wide x 17" high. The group of two bloodhounds, signed 'P.J. MENE' in the cast. 17" long x 7.5" wide x 10" high

Condition Report: Appear to be excellent

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Jean Baptiste Clesinger (French, 1814 - 1883)

Lot 105: Jean Baptiste Clesinger (French, 1814 - 1883)

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Description: "Flora", a bronze figural sculpture, signed and dated 1860. Depicting the Roman goddess Flora, goddess of flowers and springtime, presenting a floral garland and flanked by a basket of flowers. Inscribed "J. Clesinger, Rome 1860, Barbedienne Fondeur" in the base. Measures 18.5 x 3.5 in.

Condition Report: Appears to be good; with restoration to right arm of figure, some abrasion.

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Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Enameled Porcelain Cups

Lot 106: Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Enameled Porcelain Cups

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Description: Early Republic Period (1912-1949). The exterior sides enameled in elaborate lotus and vine motifs on a sky blue ground, encircled by the rim with floral band on a yellow ground, the recessed base bearing an apocryphal four-character JiaQing mark in iron red. Diameter of base 1.25 in. Height 1.75 in. Diameter of top 3.5 in.

Condition Report: Appears to be good overall, except a few scratches to the interior of the cups.

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American Art Pottery Jardiniere and Matching Pedestal

Lot 107: American Art Pottery Jardiniere and Matching Pedestal

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Description: The jardiniere by Roseville, circa 1903-1905, the pedestal early 20th century. In the Rozanne pattern, the jardiniere signed by the artist, William Hall, the base with number 424 right below Rozanne, stamped RPCO with a 5 below, the jardiniere painted with conforming decoration. William Hall moved from Weller to Roseville and designed the Rozanne pattern in 1903.

Condition Report: Appear to be excellent, no scratches.

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Alonzo Hauser (American, 1909-1988)

Lot 108: Alonzo Hauser (American, 1909-1988)

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Description: Abstract Stone Sculpture, signed on the lower back and dated 1966. Alonzo Hauser was a prominent artist. He founded the Art Department at Macalester College in 1945, and taught at the Layton School of Art, Milwaukee, Carton College and the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. His work is in the collection of the Walker Art Museum, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Wustum Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, and many other galleries and private collections throughout the country.

Condition Report: Good

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Tibetan Wool Rug, 4'3

Lot 109: Tibetan Wool Rug, 4'3" x 6'9"

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Description: Circa 1890s. Woven with dragons, in shades of blue, red, gold and ivory. 4'3" X 6'9" or 51" X 81" Free shipping within the USA for this item.

Condition Report: Very good

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Russian Kazak Rug, 5'1

Lot 110: Russian Kazak Rug, 5'1" x 7'3"

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Description: Circa 1880s. With geometric design, in shades of blue and red, with unusual wide ivory border. 5'1" X 7'3" or 61" X 87" Free shipping within the USA for this item.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Persian Tabriz Runner, 3'2

Lot 111: Persian Tabriz Runner, 3'2" x 11'8"

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Description: Northwest Iran, third quarter 20th century. Featuring four pairs of birds in the design. 3'2" x 11'8" or 38" x 140". This runner was woven in the city of Tabriz in Northwest Iran. The patterning, color and construction point to the workshops known as Tabatabai. Tabatabai rugs were the predominant rug produced in Tabriz from the 1950s-1970s. They are sought after for their light hues, ornate designs and for their use of animals in the design. This particular example features four pairs of birds in the design. Free Shipping in the USA on this lot.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Chinese Lady's Bangle

Lot 112: Chinese Lady's Bangle

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Description: White Nephrite Jade, late Qing Dynasty circa 1875-1900. Approximate Density is 2.9838, Weight is 18.3 grams, emits a bright golden orange glow under direct light. In 19th century China it was a beauty mark and most desirable for a Court Maiden to have small wrists and bound tiny feet. They desired White Jade because it is the color of Heaven. Because Jade is very hard (5.5 to 6.0 on the Mons scale of Hardness), bracelets like these are difficult to carve. These were made on a foot-controlled tread wheel and produced very slowly.

Condition Report: Good; no visible nicks, dents, scratches, cracks, repairs or chips; unsigned and not marked.

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Chinese Red Lacquer Hat Storage Cabinet or Hall Chest

Lot 113: Chinese Red Lacquer Hat Storage Cabinet or Hall Chest

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Description: Qing Dynasty circa 1880-1900.

Condition Report: Good, refinished inside and out, a couple of very small nicks on the right side corner as shown in the picture.

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Zheng Zhiyue (Chinese, b. 1957)

Lot 114: Zheng Zhiyue (Chinese, b. 1957)

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Description: An oil on canvas titled " Two boys walking in a snowy landscape" by artist Zheng Zhiyue. It is finished with a nice giltwood frame and is signed lower right in Chinese and dated 2000. Zheng Zhiyue is a Chinese artist born in 1957. He studied at Central Academy of Art and Design and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In the mid 1980's, Zhiyue immigrated to the United States, where from 1989 to 1992 he studied at Chen Yifei Studio in New York and worked as an arts assistant. He conducted a solo exhibition in New Jersey and his painting series of Tibet was well received.

Condition Report: Appears to be good.

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Peter Robert Keil (German, b. 1942)

Lot 116: Peter Robert Keil (German, b. 1942)

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Description: Signed and dated at upper left recto, titled "Francis Bacon" verso and stamped "Keil Museum Munich" on back of frame, image measures 14 x 11.125 in. Framed.

Condition Report: Appears to be good aside from a small area of paint loss below the right eye.

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Theodore (Ted) Kautsky (Hungarian/American, 1896-1953)

Lot 117: Theodore (Ted) Kautsky (Hungarian/American, 1896-1953)

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Description: Townscape with Church, oil on board. Signed "Ted Kautsky" lower right , measures 24 x 30 in., framed. Ted Kautsky was born in Budapest, Hungary. He emigrated to the United States in 1923 and later taught at the Pratt Institute, the University of Pennsylvania, New York University and the University of Toronto.

Condition Report: Appears to be good overall.

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Beryl Cook (British, 1926-2008)

Lot 118: Beryl Cook (British, 1926-2008)

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Description: "Dancing on the Q.E. 2", screenprint. Signed lower right and numbered "44/300" lower left. Titled "Dancing on the Q.E. 2" bottom center. Measures approximately 31 x 28 in. Matted and framed. Beryl Cook is still one of Britain's favorite artists, having passed away in 2008. She left school at age 14 and had no formal art training when she began to painting at 40 years of age. Most of her works adopt the style of the "saucy seaside postcards" well known in England's port towns.

Condition Report: Appears to be good.

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Antonio Lopez Saenz (Mexican, b. 1937)

Lot 122: Antonio Lopez Saenz (Mexican, b. 1937)

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Description: Two Couples in a Conservatory, oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1992 lower left, depicting two women seated and two men standing in a sun-filled conservatory, in the style of magical-realism, framed. There is One (1) bid on this lot.

Condition Report: Appears to be good.

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Austrian Bentwood and Caned Chaise Longue

Lot 123: Austrian Bentwood and Caned Chaise Longue

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Description: Designed by Thonet, 1890-1915. Model number 9702.

Condition Report: Appears to be very good.

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Chanel White Lambskin

Lot 124: Chanel White Lambskin "Boy" Shoulder Bag

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Description: 2013. With ruthenium hardware and silvered chain, red fabric lining, made in Italy, with identification number and card. The Boy Bag was named after Coco's significant other "Boy".

Condition Report: Appears to be very good with some marks. Red fabric lining. Made in Italy. Bag has identification number and card.

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