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Auction Description for Brunk: Fine & Decorative Works at Auction
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Fine & Decorative Works at Auction

(824 Lots)

by Brunk Auctions


824 lots with images

January 18, 2014

Live Auction

117 Tunnel Road

Asheville, NC, NC 28805 USA

Phone: 00 1 828 254 6846

Fax: 00 1 828 254 6545

Email: info@brunkauctions.com

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Majolica Polychromed Shallow Dish

Lot 1: Majolica Polychromed Shallow Dish

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Description: Depicting CupidItalian, probably 17th century, the central Cupid figure surrounded by a band of medallions and animals, 10-1/4 in., wear and minor chips at rim. Provenance: bases with labels for "John Philip Kassebaum Collection"; Private Collection

Condition Report: wear and minor chips at rim

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Delft Blue and White Charger

Lot 2: Delft Blue and White Charger

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Description: 17th/18th century, dark blue decoration on cream ground, 13-3/4 in., wear and glaze losses at rim with one area of restoration approximately 3 in.. Provenance: Private Collection

Condition Report: wear and glaze losses at rim with one area of restoration approximately 3 in.

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Large Delft Blue and White Punch

Lot 3: Large Delft Blue and White Punch

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Description: Bowl17th/18th century, blue and white decoration on cream ground, 13-1/2 in., glaze crazing and some body cracks, one area of rim restoration, restorations and retouch at base ring, other typical chips and wear at rim and base ring. Provenance: Private Collection

Condition Report: glaze crazing and some body cracks, one area of rim restoration, restorations and retouch at base ring, other typical chips and wear at rim and base ring

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Delft Polychromed Shallow Dish

Lot 4: Delft Polychromed Shallow Dish

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Description: 18th century, manganese, yellow and orange decoration, 11-7/8 in., excellent condition, minor glaze voids with some wear and losses at rim. Provenance: with sticker for "Joseph V. Vizcarra Collection"; Private Collection

Condition Report: excellent condition, minor glaze voids with some wear and losses at rim

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Two Early Stoneware Bellarmine Jugs

Lot 5: Two Early Stoneware Bellarmine Jugs

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Description: probably German, 17th/18th century, each with strap handle, mask decoration over medallion in relief, 9 in., good condition, scattered chips and glaze losses at rims and base rings, one with scattered areas of glaze loss to body, they do not sit straight. Provenance: Private Collection

Condition Report: good condition, scattered chips and glaze losses at rims and base rings, one with scattered areas of glaze loss to body, they do not sit straight

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Early Polychrome-Decorated

Lot 6: Early Polychrome-Decorated

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Description: Earthenware Albarelloprobably Netherlands, 16th century, brightly decorated with blue, yellow and orange foliate decoration on cream ground, 10 in., good condition, one side with indentation (as made), small area of glaze loss at shoulder, typical glaze wear and losses at rim and base ring, an indentation with area of infill just below shoulder (approximately 1/2 in. round). Notes: Illustrated in [The John Philip Kassebaum Collection, Volume I,] Catalog No.120. Provenance: ex-collection Edwin L. Weisl, New York; base with sticker "Kassebaum Collection" among others; Private Collection

Condition Report: good condition, one side with indentation (as made), small area of glaze loss at shoulder, typical glaze wear and losses at rim and base ring, an indentation with area of infill just below shoulder (approximately 1/2 in. round)

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Early Delft Drug Jar With Clobbered

Lot 7: Early Delft Drug Jar With Clobbered

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Description: Decoration probably British, 17th century with decoration circa 1820, body with flared rim and base, inscribed "MITTIRIDATN"(?)", 7-3/4 in., chips and losses at base ring, shoulder with two areas of repair, glaze with extensive degradation with some blistering and areas of loss (possibly from fire). Provenance: base with sticker "LLL Collection [Lipski] 'No. 1207'" and label "Delehar" and inscribed "Antique Delft Drug Jar English c. 1660-70, clobbered about 1820"; Private Collection

Condition Report: chips and losses at base ring, shoulder with two areas of repair, glaze with extensive degradation with some blistering and areas of loss (possibly from fire)

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Important Elizabethan Green-Glazed

Lot 8: Important Elizabethan Green-Glazed

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Description: Earthenware PlaqueBritish, probably 1558-1603, the rectangular form with deep relief decoration depicting the 1558-1603 Arms of England (reign of Elizabeth I) over a crown and Tudor rose and initialed "ER" flanked by pilasters, thick cream-colored body, 13-1/2 x 10 x 3-1/2 in., upper left quadrant with area of repair with some cracks and area of corner retouch under UV, intact body with scattered chips at edges and some chips and losses to molded decoration, sides with some traces of cement. Provenance: Private Collection

Condition Report: upper left quadrant with area of repair with some cracks and area of corner retouch under UV, intact body with scattered chips at edges and some chips and losses to molded decoration, sides with some traces of cement

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Pair Delft Blue and White Lidded Jars

Lot 9: Pair Delft Blue and White Lidded Jars

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Description: probably British, mid-18th century, each decorated in chinoisserie scenes with figures, 12 in., one body generally good condition with restorations and retouch at rim, small repaired chip at base, hairline crack in base and extending part way up side, the other body with large break and repair at one side, lid broken and restored (repair at neck), both with scattered edge wear, minor chips and glaze losses. Provenance: bases with labels for "John Philip Kassebaum Collection", one with sticker "Circa 1740 rare Bristol(?) Delft"; Private Collection

Condition Report: one body generally good condition with restorations and retouch at rim, small repaired chip at base, hairline crack in base and extending part way up side, the other body with large break and repair at one side, lid broken and restored (break at finial neck-currently loose), both with scattered edge wear, minor chips and glaze losses

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Large Delft Blue and White Flower Urn

Lot 10: Large Delft Blue and White Flower Urn

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Description: possibly London, first half 18th century, inverted bell shape with two scrolled handles, decorated in blue on white ground depicting chinoisserie landscapes with figures and animals, 12-1/2 x 11 in., large break and repair to body (repair with some discoloration), otherwise good condition with scattered minor glaze losses and surface wear. Provenance: base with labels for "Bertie Guest" and "John Philip Kassebaum Collection"; Private Collection

Condition Report: large break and repair to body (repair with some discoloration), otherwise good condition with scattered minor glaze losses and surface wear

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Two Delft Polychromed Inkwells

Lot 11: Two Delft Polychromed Inkwells

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Description: 18th century, the first with orange and blue decoration on white ground; the second with blue, mustard and red decoration, two sides with hearts, 2-1/4 x 3-1/2 x 3-3/4 in., scattered surface wear and glaze losses, crazing, no repairs found. Provenance: the first with sticker for "Joseph V. Vizcarra Collection No. 5"; Private Collection

Condition Report: scattered surface wear and glaze losses, crazing, no repairs found

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Pair Delft Blue and White Sectional

Lot 12: Pair Delft Blue and White Sectional

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Description: Trays18th century, each with three sections with stylized floral decoration, 7 in., one with crack extending from rim to center, the other with break and professional repair (one section broken off and reaffixed), other scattered minor glaze wear and losses. Provenance: Private Collection

Condition Report: one with crack extending from rim to center, the other with break and professional repair (one section broken off and reaffixed), other scattered minor glaze wear and losses

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Pair Italian Renaissance Tin-Glazed

Lot 13: Pair Italian Renaissance Tin-Glazed

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Description: Earthenware AlbarelliVenice or Rome, late 16th century, each with dark blue decoration on pale blue ground, the first with bannerette "V. Rasini" (grape wine) and a smaller bannerette "SA", 9-1/8 in., [bruise at shoulder with associated glaze loss, glaze cracks and some retouch, other scattered minor cracks;] the other "E.D. Bacis Lavri" (bayberry water) and "SA" bannerette, 9-1/8 in., [3/4 in. chip and restoration at rim, otherwise generally good condition,] both with typical glaze wear and minor chips at rim and base ring. Notes: Illustrated in [The John Philip Kassebaum Collection, Volume I,] Catalog No. 94 A and B. Provenance: John Philip Kassebaum Collection; Private Collection

Condition Report: both with typical glaze wear and minor chips at rim and base ring

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Delft Polychrome Dish

Lot 14: Delft Polychrome Dish

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Description: 18th century, bird and insect decoration in bright polychroming, back with mark "B" and "3", 16-3/4 in., good condition, minor glaze wear at rim, other surface abrasions and wear consistent with age and use. Provenance: sticker on bottom for "Joseph V. Vizcarra Collection No. 2"; Private Collection

Condition Report: good condition, minor glaze wear at rim, other surface abrasions and wear consistent with age and use

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Hispano-Moresque Luster

Lot 15: Hispano-Moresque Luster

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Description: Earthenware Dishattributed to Manises (Valencia, Spain), 16th century, white ground with a design in copper luster, convex center, 14-1/2 in., good condition overall, some variation in glaze color as made, scattered old chips and losses at rim, hairline crack in base visible from underside, hole in rim (probably as made), other scattered light surface wear and minor glaze losses. Notes: Illustrated in [The John Philip Kassebaum Collection, Volume I,] Catalog No. 21. Provenance: Kassebaum Collection sticker; Private Collection

Condition Report: good condition overall, some variation in glaze color as made, scattered old chips and losses at rim, hairline crack in base visible from underside, hole in rim (probably as made), other scattered light surface wear and minor glaze losses

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Delft Polychromed Tin-Glazed

Lot 16: Delft Polychromed Tin-Glazed

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Description: Earthenware MonteithBritish or Continental, 18th century, red, green and blue painted decoration inside and out, tall base ring, base with red mark "B", 12-1/4 in., extensive cracks, restoration with paint retouch overall. Provenance: sticker on bottom "CR Fenton & Co. Limited" and handwritten "Kassebaum", and early sticker now detached "F.H. Garner"; Private Collection

Condition Report: extensive cracks, restoration with paint retouch overall

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Continental Earthenware Covered

Lot 17: Continental Earthenware Covered

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Description: Footed Colanderpossibly English, early 19th century, domed cover with white enamel decoration, footed circular base with spill spout and two handles, pinched banding, base dated "1802", 10 x 9-3/4 in., lacking one handle, rim chip and crack to one side, spill spout with cracks and losses, accession marks. Provenance: The High Museum

Condition Report: lacking one handle, rim chip and crack to one side, spill spout with cracks and losses, accession marks

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Group of Four Early Delft Plates

Lot 18: Group of Four Early Delft Plates

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Description: British and possibly Dutch, 18th century: the first with manganese decoration and central cartouche depicting a standing figure in a floral landscape, yellow, blue, green and red paint decoration, 7-3/4 in., [crazing;] the second with manganese, green and blue decoration with figures at center and on rim, 8-1/2 in., [large crack and repair extending two-thirds of the way through body, scattered rim chips;] the third with blue and white decoration on pale blue ground, 8-7/8 in., [one small glaze loss at interior shoulder;] the fourth a scalloped plate, cream, manganese and blue decoration on pale blue ground, verso with interlaced mark, 9 in., all with typical glaze wear and losses at rim with scattered minor chips and other surface dirt and flaws. Provenance: the first with early stickers including "Collectie W. Witsenburg"; the second with sticker "LLL Collection No. 1030" (Lipski); the third with sticker verso "Joseph V. Vizcarra Collection No. 18"; Kassebaum Collection; Private Collection

Condition Report: all with typical glaze wear and losses at rim with scattered minor chips and other surface dirt and flaws

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Three Pieces Early/Ancient Ceramic

Lot 19: Three Pieces Early/Ancient Ceramic

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Description: the first an earthenware vase or tapered jar on fitted stand, inscribed "Baked earthenware vase from Beni Hasan 12th Dynasty (BC 2450)", with traces of early red paint, [intact with body chips and wear throughout, chips at rim and one crack approximately 2 in.;] the second a Persian glazed earthenware bowl with iridescent blue glaze, strap handle, [rim restorations including one large at rim approximately 5 in., chip at base ring, otherwise intact, surface dirt and soot, glaze deteriorated (probably from burial);] the third a black-decorated redware lamp, probably Roman, base with mark "89-142", [wear and losses to black decoration], 3-1/2 in. to 11 in. . Provenance: Private Collection

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Three Early Earthenware Pitchers

Lot 20: Three Early Earthenware Pitchers

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Description: probably British, 17th century(?): the first with pale orange glaze and strap handle, 8-1/2 in., [base with area of infill (probably filled hole), glaze voids at lower section of body as made, rim with two large recent chips, interior dirt and soot;] the second with peach-colored glaze at top, spouted neck with ring decoration, rounded handle, 9 in., [break and restoration at lower section of body extending through base and around one side, one minor chip at rim;] the third low bulbous form with decorated strap handle, grayish surface with surface barnacles and encrustations, 9-1/4 in., [excellent condition overall, surface encrustations] . Provenance: the first with sticker for Andrew Faulds Collection; Private Collection

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Early Delft Blue and White Scenic-

Lot 21: Early Delft Blue and White Scenic-

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Description: Decorated Scalloped BowlContinental, 17th century, textured bowl with scalloped rim, interior decorated with a courting scene with knight in armor with a seated lady and Cupid, set in landscape, exterior with stylized leaf decoration, base with underglaze blue crown and "BC", 13 in., large break and glue repair at one side, other extensive cracks, some with glue repairs, chips and losses at rim, some losses with crude blue inpaint, interior with heavy surface dirt and some possible retouch. Provenance: base with stickers including early jelly label "Italian pottery 17th century", early sticker possibly Parke-Bernet; Private Collection

Condition Report: large break and glue repair at one side, other extensive cracks, some with glue repairs, chips and losses at rim, some losses with crude blue inpaint, interior with heavy surface dirt and some possible retouch

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Five Pieces Elizabethan Green-

Lot 22: Five Pieces Elizabethan Green-

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Description: Glazed PotteryBritish, probably 16th/17th century, various vases, ointment pots and lamps, three with printed inscriptions "C517", "C521" and "C513" (probably annotations from excavations), the largest 3-3/4 in., the two lamps with breaks and losses at spout, otherwise intact with scattered surface wear, some minor chips and glaze losses, small bulbous pot with area of surface stain or possible retouch, otherwise no restorations found. Provenance: Private Collection

Condition Report: the two lamps with breaks and losses at spout, otherwise intact with scattered surface wear, some minor chips and glaze losses, small bulbous pot with area of surface stain or possible retouch, otherwise no restorations found

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Four Early Stoneware Tankard/Jugs

Lot 23: Four Early Stoneware Tankard/Jugs

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Description: probably British, 17th/18th century: tankard with scalloped base, 6 in., [generally good condition, chip at rim, surface dirt;] brown-glazed jug with strap handle, base with label attributing to Lambeth, 17th century, 5-1/2 in., [good condition, one chip and loss at rim, other scattered minor chips at rim, neck and base rings;] brown-glazed tankard with strap handle, 4-1/2 in., [very unevenly potted, sits crooked, large surface void at lower shoulder (with small hole), chips and losses at rim and base;] tankard partially glazed in green with some red highlights, 5 in., [good condition, unevenly potted, surface wear] . Provenance: base of fourth with early label "LL Lipski"; Private Collection

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Four Early Delft Ointment Jars

Lot 24: Four Early Delft Ointment Jars

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Description: English, 18th century, three small examples variously inscribed "The Queen's Dentifrice" with early interior label inscribed "Dug up around W-1(?) N/38(?)", [crazing, restoration around rim;] two "Valle Haymarket", one with sticker for "FH Garner" (now detached), the other with sticker "10-23-68", [good condition with scattered crazing, small rim chips and other glaze losses;] together with a pot with a blue concentric decoration on pale blue ground, [crazing overall, scattered base and rim chips, three cracks extending to near base,] 2 in. to 3-1/4 in. . Provenance: one Garner Collection; Private Collection

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Four Early English Ceramic Vessels

Lot 25: Four Early English Ceramic Vessels

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Description: probably 16th and 17th centuries, the first a handled bowl with pale green glazed interior, the buff-colored bisque body inscribed on front and bottom "Shoreditch" (East London) and "XVI.C" (probably excavated), 5-3/4 in., [intact body with scattered rim chips, surface dirt, glaze crazing and other expected flaws;] pitcher with handle, spout and green-glazed top on buff-colored body, 6 in., [intact with minor rim and base chips, other minor surface flaws and wear;] the third a redware pitcher with strap handle and spouted top, partially glazed in orange, 8-1/2 in., [very minor wear and chip at spout, some surface dirt and color variation;] the fourth a glazed redware pitcher with strap handle and spouted top in dark orange, most of body glazed, 5-3/4 in., [intact with crack at spout with some glaze losses, hairline crack at rim, body with surface dirt, kiln debris and other surface wear] . Provenance: the third with sticker "The Henry Sandon Collection E-140"; Private Collection

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Two Early Glazed Earthenware

Lot 26: Two Early Glazed Earthenware

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Description: Porringersprobably British, 16th/17th century(?), the first with mottled green glaze and cream body with loop handle, 6-3/4 in., [area of rim and body restoration approximately 3 x 2 in., exterior with some kiln debris as made, other light surface wear]; the second with pale yellow/orange glaze with hints of green on cream body with loop handle, 6-3/4 in., [extensive surface wear and glaze losses, outside of rim with areas of kiln debris] . Provenance: the second with old sticker now detached, "CR Fenton & Co. Ltd." and handwritten "Kassebaum ex-Lipski"; Private Collection

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Three Early Delft Plates, Export Plate

Lot 27: Three Early Delft Plates, Export Plate

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Description: 17th/18th century, the first an octagonal plate with blue decoration on white ground, stylized Chinese figures in a landscape, 8 in., [one chip at corner;] the second a similar octagonal plate, 7-1/4 in., [large break and repair at one edge;] the third a plate with cartouche decoration "GMH" and "1698", 10-1/2 in., [break and repair across center of plate with several issuing cracks, minor chips at rim;] together with a rounded octagonal plate depicting a landscape in blue on pale blue ground, probably Chinese export, 8-3/4 in., [very minor edge chips, one hairline crack at rim,] each with typical glaze wear and losses. Notes: A related octagonal plate is illustrated in John C. Austin, [British Delft at Williamsburg,] Catalog No. 199. Provenance: the first with stickers for "Kassebaum Collection" and "LLL Collection" Nos. 198 and 1087; Lipski Collections; Private Collection

Condition Report: each with typical glaze wear and losses

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Pair Green-Glazed Faience Storage

Lot 28: Pair Green-Glazed Faience Storage

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Description: JarsFrench, 19th century, each with overhung rim, two applied handles, lion mask appliques, green and yellow drip glaze, unmarked, 19-1/2 x 14-1/2 in., each with extensive glaze losses to body and neck. Provenance: Private Collection of Libby Holsten

Condition Report: each with extensive glaze losses to body and neck

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Rare Early Blue-Glazed Persian

Lot 29: Rare Early Blue-Glazed Persian

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Description: Albarelloattributed to Persia, possibly 13th century, finely potted form with slightly iridescent blue glaze, 4-3/4 in., minor rim chips, glaze fugitive and with stains (possibly excavated). Provenance: Ex-Brocksom Collection (label on bottom); Kassebaum Collection; Private Collection

Condition Report: minor rim chips, glaze fugitive and with stains (possibly excavated)

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Large Tin-Glazed Earthenware Drug

Lot 30: Large Tin-Glazed Earthenware Drug

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Description: Jarprobably Italian, 16th or 17th century, the body with blue decoration on pale blue ground, inscribed [A-DE-ACETOS], strap handles with lion mask bosses, 15 in., lacking one strap handle, two large chips in base ring, other scattered minor chips and glaze losses including base rim, handles and bosses, other typical surface flaws, no body repairs found. Provenance: Private Collection

Condition Report: lacking one strap handle, two large chips in base ring, other scattered minor chips and glaze losses including base rim, handles and bosses, other typical surface flaws, no body repairs found

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Pair Spanish Polychromed and Tin-

Lot 31: Pair Spanish Polychromed and Tin-

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Description: Glazed Earthenware Albarelliprobably Valencia, late 17th century, depicting a coat of arms with cartouche below, white ground with design in blue, green, manganese and yellow, 9-1/4 in., each with one 1-1/2 in. hairline crack at rim, one with chip at foot ring, other wear and minor glaze losses with very minor chips at rims and base rings. Notes: Illustrated in [The John Philip Kassebaum Collection, Volume I,] Catalog No. 49. Provenance: John Philip Kassebaum Collection; Private Collection

Condition Report: each with one 1-1/2 in. hairline crack at rim, one with chip at foot ring, other wear and minor glaze losses with very minor chips at rims and base rings

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Spanish Renaissance Tin-Glazed

Lot 32: Spanish Renaissance Tin-Glazed

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Description: Earthenware AlbarelloCatalonia, 15th century, typical form with panels of stylized blue on white ground, 12 in., glaze wear and losses with chips especially at base rim and shoulders, no breaks or restorations found. Notes: Illustrated in [The John Philip Kassebaum Collection, Volume I,] Catalog No. 43. Provenance: label on bottom "John Philip Kassebaum Collection"; Private Collection

Condition Report: glaze wear and losses with chips especially at base rim and shoulders, no breaks or restorations found

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Important Spanish Renaissance Tin-

Lot 33: Important Spanish Renaissance Tin-

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Description: Glazed Earthenware Escorial Drug JarTalavera de la Reina (Castile), last quarter 16th century, emblazoned with the arms of the royal monastery of San Lorenzo de la Escorial, one side with two circular arms and a banner with [Dia Prunus] (made from dried plums), blue and mustard glaze decoration on white ground, 10-5/8 in., excellent condition, scattered minor chips and glaze losses especially at rim and base ring, other light surface dirt and glaze flaws. Notes: Illustrated in [The John Philip Kassebaum Collection, Volume I,] Catalog No. 27. Provenance: ex-collection Joseph V. Vizcarra, Illinois; John Philip Kassebaum Collection; Private Collection

Condition Report: excellent condition, scattered minor chips and glaze losses especially at rim and base ring, other light surface dirt and glaze flaws

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Important Escorial Talavera De La

Lot 34: Important Escorial Talavera De La

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Description: Reina Delft Cruet SetSpanish, attributed to Castile, 1768-1773, the two cruet bottles resting in a scalloped oblong tray, decorated with the arms of the royal monastery of San Lorenzo de Escorial, tray inscribed with name of Friar Bernardo De Lorca (in the Escorial from 1768-1773), cruets 5-1/4 in., tray 11 in., extensive glaze crackle, glaze wear and losses with scattered minor chips to bottle rims and edges of tray and ring apertures. Notes: Illustrated in [The John Philip Kassebaum Collection,] Volume One, The Lowell Press, Inc., Kansas City, 1981, catalog No. 28.. Provenance: Ex-Collection Joseph V. Vizcarra, Lombard, Illinois; Private Collection

Condition Report: extensive glaze crackle, glaze wear and losses with scattered minor chips to bottle rims and edges of tray and ring apertures

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Two Delft Blue and White Decorated

Lot 35: Two Delft Blue and White Decorated

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Description: Baluster-Form VasesBritish or Continental, 18th century, the first boldly formed with decoration depicting two frolicking calves, verso decorated with a standing Chinese figure, both set in blue landscapes, 12 in., [restorations and repairs at base ring, glaze crackle and surface wear, base with later applied felt (not removed);] the second with blue decoration on pale blue ground depicting flowers and bamboo in a landscape, 12 in., [minor chips at base ring, typical glaze wear and minor losses at rim and base] . Notes: The first illustrated in [The John Philip Kassebaum Collection, Volume I,] Catalog No. 122. Provenance: the first with sticker "John Philip Kassebaum Collection"; Private Collection

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Important Pair Spanish Renaissance

Lot 36: Important Pair Spanish Renaissance

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Description: Tin-Glazed Earthenware Escorial Drug JarsTalavera de la Reina (Castile), last quarter 16th century, each emblazoned with the arms of the royal monastery of San Lorenzo de la Escorial, each with blue and yellow decoration on white ground with oval cartouche on two sides, 12 in., the first with extensive surface cracks throughout (structurally sound) with some small areas of associated glaze loss; the second in excellent condition with probable firing flaw with surface repair (as made?), 1/2 in. surface flaw at shoulder (fluoresces, probably superficial), very minor chips at rim and base ring, scattered minor crackle and cracks including 1 in. base hairline crack, other surface dirt. Notes: Published in [The John Philip Kassebaum Collection, Volume I,] Catalog No. 26A-B. Provenance: ex-collection Boix, Madrid; one with label for "Kassebaum 4-1978"; Private Collection

Condition Report: the first with extensive surface cracks throughout (structurally sound) with some small areas of associated glaze loss; the second in excellent condition with probable firing flaw with surface repair (as made?), 1/2 in. surface flaw at shoulder (fluoresces, probably superficial), very minor chips at rim and base ring, scattered minor crackle and cracks including 1 in. base hairline crack, other surface dirt

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Italian School

Lot 37: Italian School

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Description: (Siena, 13th/14th century or style)Madonna and Child, carved wood, 43-1/2 in., chips mostly to crown, splitting, some pest damage, lacking original surface. Provenance: A New York Collection

Condition Report: chips mostly to crown, splitting, some pest damage, lacking original surface

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Italian School

Lot 38: Italian School

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Description: (19th century in 17th century style)Mary Magdalene, unsigned, oil on canvas, 13-3/4 x 10-1/2 in.; gilt wood frame, abrasion at bottom with retouch, crackle, stretcher marks, grime, canvas loose; frame with abrasions. Provenance: Private Collection, Charleston, South Carolina

Condition Report: abrasion at bottom with retouch, crackle, stretcher marks, grime, canvas loose; frame with abrasions

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Italian School

Lot 39: Italian School

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Description: (early 19th century)Cupid Kneeling, unsigned, oil on canvas, 33-3/4 x 43-1/4 in.; brass overlaid wood frame, lined and restretched on older stretcher, cupping, cleavage, extensive flaking revealing red-tinted gesso in areas of loss, areas of retouch primarily in sky affecting approximately 15% of surface, yellowed varnish; some brass loose on frame and with verdigris patina. Provenance: Private Collection of Libby Holsten

Condition Report: lined and restretched on older stretcher, cupping, cleavage, extensive flaking revealing red-tinted gesso in areas of loss, areas of retouch primarily in sky affecting approximately 15% of surface, yellowed varnish; some brass loose on frame and with verdigris patina

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Flemish School

Lot 40: Flemish School

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Description: (17th century)Adoration of the Shepherds, oil on canvas, 12-3/8 x 15 in.; fine original tortoise? veneer octagonal frame, lined and restretched, crackle, cupping, cleavage, flaking, some retouch affecting less than 10% of surface; frame with losses, breaks in tortoise and wood repairs. Notes: ?Restricted MaterialsLots with this symbol have been identified at the time of cataloging as containing organic material that may be subject to restrictions regarding import or export. The information is made available for the convenience of bidders and the absence of the symbol is not a warranty that there are no restrictions regarding import or export of the lot; bidders should refer to paragraphs 16 and 17 of the terms of sale.. Provenance: Private Collection of Libby Holsten

Condition Report: lined and restretched, crackle, cupping, cleavage, flaking, some retouch affecting less than 10% of surface; frame with losses, breaks in tortoise and wood repairs

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Romanesque Sculpture

Lot 41: Romanesque Sculpture

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Description: (probably 12th/13th century)Head of the Madonna, carved polychromed and gilt stone on wood base, 7-3/4 in. (sculpture), traces of polychromed and gilt surface. Provenance: Private Collection of Libby Holsten

Condition Report: traces of polychromed and gilt surface

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South German School

Lot 42: South German School

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Description: (15th century or style)Saint George, carved wood, 31 in., base reduced or a replacement, pest damage, splitting, lacking spear and original polychromed surface, nail repairs at bottom ankle and dragon, repair to proper right leg at thigh. Provenance: A New York Collection

Condition Report: base reduced or a replacement, pest damage, splitting, lacking spear and original polychromed surface, nail repairs at bottom ankle and dragon, repair to proper right leg at thigh

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Italian School

Lot 43: Italian School

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Description: (Florence, possibly 15th century)Madonna and Child, polychromed and gilt terracotta tablet form relief plaque, 28 x 14-1/8 x 1-1/2 in., remnants of original gilt and polychromed surface, some losses and repairs, mounted to limestone, repaired cracks with associated retouch. Provenance: Private Collection of Libby Holsten

Condition Report: remnants of original gilt and polychromed surface, some losses and repairs, mounted to limestone, repaired cracks with associated retouch

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German School

Lot 44: German School

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Description: (15th/16th century)The Circumcision of Christ, likely from a larger altarpiece, oil on oak panel, 26-5/8 x 10 in.; gilt wood liner, panel slightly convex, grime, accretion, retouch in all but two faces which are the central figure in white robe and the figure at right in background, retouch also in hands of Mary, the priest and Christ's body, scattered light retouch in background, craquelure. Provenance: Private Collection of Libby Holsten

Condition Report: panel slightly convex, grime, accretion, retouch in all but two faces which are the central figure in white robe and the figure at right in background, retouch also in hands of Mary, the priest and Christ's body, scattered light retouch in background, craquelure

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Italian School

Lot 45: Italian School

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Description: (possibly 17th century)Madonna, polychromed terracotta relief plaque, 21-1/4 x 15-3/4 x 2 in., restored break through center and top with associated retouch. Provenance: A New York Collection

Condition Report: restored break through center and top with associated retouch

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Italian Baroque Carved Walnut

Lot 46: Italian Baroque Carved Walnut

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Description: Armchairlate 17th/early 18th century, carved scrolling crest, paneled seat flanked by scrolling arms, carved and pierced stretcher, straight legs, 53 x 25 x 20 in., losses to front left leg, crack to one stile, old restorations and repairs including one rear leg, some pest damage. Provenance: Private Collection of Libby Holsten

Condition Report: losses to front left leg, crack to one stile, old restorations and repairs including one rear leg, some pest damage

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Follower of Guido Reni

Lot 47: Follower of Guido Reni

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Description: (Italian, 1575-1642, 18th or 19th century)Infant Christ Asleep on the Cross, with Latin inscription at end of cross, signed lower left, oil on oak panel, 13 x 16-3/4 in.; 20th century carved wood frame, panel possibly shaved and convex, lacking two battens verso, crackle with draw and bloom in yellowed varnish layer. Provenance: Private Collection of Libby Holsten

Condition Report: panel possibly shaved and convex, lacking two battens verso, crackle with draw and bloom in yellowed varnish layer

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Italian School

Lot 48: Italian School

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Description: (Florentine, 18th century or earlier)Adoration of the Shepherds, said to be Circle of Giovanni Antonio Amadeo (Italian, 1447-1522), terracotta relief, unframed, 22 x 30 x 4-1/2 in., repaired vertical crack, chipping and losses verso, loss to shepherd's arm, other regluing to shepherd far left, loss of nose to figure right, loss to sheep's head, other cracks, chips, repaired crack to top left corner, probably restoration to neck of man pictured with goat on left. Provenance: New York Collection

Condition Report: repaired vertical crack, chipping and losses verso, loss to shepherd's arm, other regluing to shepherd far left, loss of nose to figure right, loss to sheep's head, other cracks, chips, repaired crack to top left corner, probably restoration to neck of man pictured with goat on left

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Follower of Jacopo da Ponte Bassano

Lot 49: Follower of Jacopo da Ponte Bassano

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Description: (Italian, 1510-1592, possibly 17th century)The First Bath of the Infant Christ, oil on canvas, 38-7/8 x 50-1/2 in.; 20th century leaf frame, lined with wax and linen early 20th century, scattered light retouch with some limited in figures including the infant, with most in background lower right and edges, craquelure, apparent horizontal seam at top, some overcleaning at Mary's face. Provenance: Fisher's Art Gallery, 5th Ave. New York, New York, purchased by Russell Graef, New York City circa 1940; by descent in family

Condition Report: lined with wax and linen early 20th century, scattered light retouch with some limited in figures including the infant, with most in background lower right and edges, craquelure, apparent horizontal seam at top, some overcleaning at Mary's face

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17th Century Flemish Mirror Frame

Lot 50: 17th Century Flemish Mirror Frame

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Description: ebony veneer plate frame with ripple molding flanking a tortoise? veneered cushion, inset with mirror, 9-3/4 x 6-5/8 in. (current rabbet), 19-1/2 x 16-3/8 in. (exterior), various splits in ebony veneer, old tortoise veneer with painted retouching on right middle, top and bottom right corners, other splits, mirror with corrosion to silvering. Notes: ?Restricted MaterialsLots with this symbol have been identified at the time of cataloging as containing organic material that may be subject to restrictions regarding import or export. The information is made available for the convenience of bidders and the absence of the symbol is not a warranty that there are no restrictions regarding import or export of the lot; bidders should refer to paragraphs 16 and 17 of the terms of sale.. Provenance: Private Collection of Libby Holsten

Condition Report: various splits in ebony veneer, old tortoise veneer with painted retouching on right middle, top and bottom right corners, other splits, mirror with corrosion to silvering

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