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Auction Description for Clars: April 13th Fine Art & Antique Auction
Viewing Notes:
Friday April 11, 1pm - 6pm. Saturday and Sunday April 12th & 13th beginning at 9am.

April 13th Fine Art & Antique Auction

(763 Lots)

by Clars Auction Gallery


763 lots with images

April 13, 2014

Live Auction

5644 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA, 94609 USA

Phone: 1-510-428-0100

Fax: 1-510-658-9917

Email: info@clars.com

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American and Continental oyster plates

Lot 2000: American and Continental oyster plates

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Description: (lot of 12) American and Continental oyster plates, including a gilt and cobalt decorated example by Nathan Dohrmann & Co., San Francisco; a Doulton plate in the "Persian Spray" pattern retailed by Shreve and Co.; one executed in the Japanese taste; several polychrome decorated examples by Limoges, another majolica plate executed in yellow and azure, etc., largest: 9"dia.

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American and Continental oyster plates

Lot 2001: American and Continental oyster plates

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Description: (lot of 12) American and Continental oyster plates, each having polychrome decoration including Haviland Limoges, majolica, one executed in opalescent pink with five wells, etc., some unmarked, largest: 9"dia.

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American and Continental oyster plates

Lot 2002: American and Continental oyster plates

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Description: (lot of 12) American and Continental oyster plates, each having polychrome decoration, most by Haviland Limoges, some with sea creatures and insect motifs; one decorated with gilt and light blue accents retailed by Burley and Tyrrel; a blue foliate decorated plate by Maddock & Sons; an azure and gilt decorated example retailed by Shreve and Co, etc., largest: 9"dia.

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American and Continental oyster plates

Lot 2003: American and Continental oyster plates

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Description: (lot of 12) American and Continental oyster plates, including one by J.W. Boteler executed in light pink with four wells; another executed in majolica with six shell form wells decorated in green and coral; an opalescent example executed in coral and chartreuse; several Haviland Limoges examples consisting of one retailed by Gumps, another W.K. Stafford & Co.; another Tressemanes & Vogt, etc., largest: 9"dia.

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American and Continental oyster plates

Lot 2004: American and Continental oyster plates

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Description: (lot of 11) American and Continental oyster plates including a pink and gilt decorated plate by Haviland Limgoes with five wells; a gilt decorated plate with six wells by Mansard; a Marx and Gutherz, Austria example, having a floral motif; some unmarked etc.; largest: 9"dia.

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American and Continental oyster plates

Lot 2005: American and Continental oyster plates

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Description: (lot of 16) American and Continental oyster plates including one green and red decorated plate with four wells by Haviland Limoges; one Delft style blue and white example; some larger Quimper plates, etc., largest: 14.5"dia.

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American and Continental style oyster plates

Lot 2006: American and Continental style oyster plates

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Description: (lot of 15) American and Continental style oyster plates, including a turquoise and gilt accented example by Tiffany and Co. (damaged); gilt decorated examples by Haviland Limoges, others unmarked, largest: 9"dia.

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(lot of 3) Art glass vases by Michael Nourot

Lot 2007: (lot of 3) Art glass vases by Michael Nourot

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Description: (lot of 3) Art glass vases by Michael Nourot (American b.1949), circa 1980, each vase of cylindrical form with a slightly flared rim, having repeating geometric patterns executed in the Venetian murrini technique, in red, white and green, on a ruby ground, an olive ground and an eggplant ground, respectively, signed "Michael Nourot", and dated '78, '79, and'80; tallest, 9.5"h x 5"dia. (Mr. Nourot worked with Dale Chihuly and studied with Jamie Carpenter, before starting his own studio). Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Studio Art glass group

Lot 2008: Studio Art glass group

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Description: (lot of 2) Studio Art glass group, consisting of a Robert Eickholt vessel executed in 1982, the bulbous form having an iridescent surface with gilt accents cut to black, signed, "R. Eickholt, 1982", 4"h; and a David Lindsay for Nourot stoppered bottle executed with muted canes captured in clear glass with a clear tear drop stopper, signed "PB.55.82", 9.5"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Lundberg Studios iridescent glass lamp

Lot 2009: Lundberg Studios iridescent glass lamp

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Description: Lundberg Studios iridescent glass lamp executed in 1989, the dome shade having a pulled feather accent and signed 'Lundberg Studios 1989' surmounting the blue aurene decorated standard terminating on a circular base, marked 'Lundberg Studios 1989', 18"h x 10"w. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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David Lindsay art glass center bowl

Lot 2010: David Lindsay art glass center bowl

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Description: David Lindsay art glass center bowl, executed in cobalt, pale blue, and white, having a mottled surface, and rising on a circular "wave" base, signed "Lindsay Art Glass 98", 6"h x 11.5"w. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Art glass vases by Michael Nourot

Lot 2011: Art glass vases by Michael Nourot

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Description: (lot of 3) Art glass vases by Michael Nourot (American b.1949), circa 1980, each vase of cylindrical form, having repeating geometric patterns executed in the Venetian murrini technique, in yellow orange and blue on an ochre ground, signed "Nourot '77"; in red white and back, signed "Nourot '80"; and in red white and black on a blue ground, signed Michael Nourot, Nourot A18-80", tallest: 9.75'h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Art glass group

Lot 2012: Art glass group

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Description: (lot of 3) Art glass group, consisting of a David Lindsay bulbous form vase, executed in fire red with swirled Tyrian purple designs, signed: "Lindsay Art Glass, 2002"; a Lundberg Studios tapered form vessel having tangerine overlay on a silvered ground, signed: "Lundberg Studios 1983, LS122917"; and a large shouldered vase, having applied abstract designs in green and orange on a blue aurene ground, unmarked, largest: 10.5"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Legras vase

Lot 2013: Legras vase

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Description: Legras, French cameo glass vase, circa 1925, the tapered body decorated with cherry blossoms, executed in cranberry cut to a frosted ground, 8"h

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Richard Marquis Noble Effort conical blown glass vessel

Lot 2014: Richard Marquis Noble Effort conical blown glass vessel

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Description: Richard Marquis (b. 1945) Ro Purser, Noble Effort conical blown glass vessel with figural murrini, including stars, a guitar, a spade, an insect, etc., signed and dated in murrine: "California, 1984; Signed and dated in murrine: "1989, Noble Effort", 9.5"h

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Steuben low bowl

Lot 2015: Steuben low bowl

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Description: Steuben low bowl, the bulbous form executed in gold aurene, signed "Aurene, 2879", 2"h x 6"dia.

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Daum, France art glass vase, the bulbous form having a shaped gilt rim surmounting the mottled emerald body fronted with the reticul...

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Description: Daum, France art glass vase, the bulbous form having a shaped gilt rim surmounting the mottled emerald body fronted with the reticulated silver mount accented with floral and vine reserves, terminating on a circular base, hallmarked, 5"h

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Roman mouth blown glass group

Lot 2016: Roman mouth blown glass group

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Description: (lot of 3) Roman mouth blown glass group, 1st-4th century, consisting of three stick neck vases, each having a slender neck continuing to the spherical opaque body having patches of iridescence, tallest: 5"h

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Art glass group

Lot 2017: Art glass group

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Description: (lot of 2) Art glass group, consisting of a Lundberg Studios shouldered vase, having an iridescent surface accented with cut floral sprays and a peacock, base etched Lundberg Studios, and numbered LS 3300333 10.5"h, together with a paperweight vase having a cased body on a black ground, base with an indistingushable signature, 7.5"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Art glass chargers

Lot 2018: Art glass chargers

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Description: (lot of 3) Art glass chargers, consisting of a Sabine Snykers 'Cubes' charger, executed in 1996, having an iridescent surface, signed and dated verso 19"w, a smoke grey charger having a geometric decorated body, signed L Baker 17.5"w, and a Jim Randall footed charger, executed in multiple colors, and rising on a clear foot marked Jim Randall Sydney 2000 / 3, 15.5"w. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Studio art glass group

Lot 2019: Studio art glass group

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Description: (lot of 2) Studio art glass group, consisting of a shouldered vessel having a crimson decorated body on a cream ground, surmounted by the black border, signed indistinctly 9"h x 12"w, together with a Michael Nourot ovoid vase, having a crimson to rust surface, marked M.N '91, 9"h x 8"w. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Biedermeier black ebonized mantle clock

Lot 2020: Biedermeier black ebonized mantle clock

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Description: Biedermeier black ebonized mantle clock, circa 1840, the turned finial rising above the shaped case having an Arabic numeral dial, decorated with gilt metal mounts executed in the Neoclassical taste, depicting beauties playing musical instruments, and grape vine sprays, all rising on square outswept legs, 25"h x 13"w

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Swiss Patek Phillipe #1065 solar powered desk clock

Lot 2021: Swiss Patek Phillipe #1065 solar powered desk clock

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Description: Swiss Patek Phillipe #1065 solar powered desk clock, having a solar powered motor that drives a 29 jewel mechanical Patek Philippe movement fronted by the white dial, and housed in a gilt brass case, 5.5"h x 5.5"w x 3.5"d Property from a private collection to benefit Honolulu Museum of Art

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Naples Italian Giustiniani red pottery plates

Lot 2022: Naples Italian Giustiniani red pottery plates

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Description: (lot of 2) Naples Italian Giustiniani red pottery plates, circa 1820, each having a geometric border flanking the Etruscan decorated central reserve, verso with an impressed G, 8.5" dia

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Tiffany and Co., New York, desk clock

Lot 2023: Tiffany and Co., New York, desk clock

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Description: Tiffany and Co., New York, desk clock, having a Swiss quartz movement housed in a brass case, and retains the original instruction and warranty booklet,2.75"h Provenance: Property from a private collection to benefit Honolulu Museum of Art

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Greek icon, depicting St.George the Dragon Slayer

Lot 2024: Greek icon, depicting St.George the Dragon Slayer

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Description: Greek icon, depicting St. George the Dragon Slayer, the repousse decorated oklad (hallmarked .950), and having gilt accents, centered win a wood carved frame with a floral carved medallion, 25"h x 13.5"w

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Patek Philippe Naviquartz desk clock

Lot 2025: Patek Philippe Naviquartz desk clock

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Description: Patek Philippe, Geneva Switzerland, Naviquartz desk clock, series E 1200, serial number 801074, the white dial having Roman markers with Patek Philippe Geneve, the brushed case with Patek Philippe monogram and 'Naviquartz', Provenance: Property from a private collection to benefit Honolulu Museum of Art

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Swiss Black Forest mantle clock

Lot 2026: Swiss Black Forest mantle clock

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Description: Swiss Black Forest mantle clock, 19th century, the carved crest depicting a pair of birds, above the highly carved scroll work case, housing the Roman numeral dial, and rising on outswept scroll feet, 20"h x 17"w x 4.25"d

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Albert Einstein signed letter

Lot 2027: Albert Einstein signed letter

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Description: Albert Einstein signed letter, dated April 24th, 1947, on Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists letterhead, inscribed "Dear Mr. Koster: I send you my sincere thanks and those of my colleagues on the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists for the generous check in support of our work recently received from you through the Crocker Bank. I am indeed grateful for the encouragement given our campaign by the meetings held recently in San Francisco. The resulting financial support should make possible a considerable extension of our work in California. Faithfully yours, A. Einstein"

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Cartier crystal figural sculptures of penguins

Lot 2028: Cartier crystal figural sculptures of penguins

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Description: Cartier crystal figural sculptures of penguins, in three parts, possibly stoppers, mounted on a square stand with etched signature, 7.75"h x 3.5"dia., Property from a private collection to benefit Honolulu Museum of Art

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Contemporary boxes

Lot 2029: Contemporary boxes

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Description: (lot of 4) Studio carved box group, (some Hawaiian), consisting of one by Keith Kadota executed in the Asian taste, another by Yam Young inscribed "The Honolulu Advertiser"; another having an inlaid sun design; together with another smaller example, largest: 3"h x 7"w x 6"d. Provenance: Property from a private collection to benefit Honolulu Museum of Arts

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Baccarat crystal figural sculpture depicting the bust of a lion

Lot 2030: Baccarat crystal figural sculpture depicting the bust of a lion

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Description: Baccarat crystal figural sculpture depicting the bust of a lion, gazing outward with a dignified expression, etched signature to side, 5.25"h, Property from a private collection to benefit Honolulu Museum of Art

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Hawaiian koa wood bowl

Lot 2031: Hawaiian koa wood bowl

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Description: Hawaiian koa wood bowl, executed by Jack Straka, of cylindrical hollowed form, having a highly figured grain, and signed on underside, 8.75"h

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Pierre Jules Mène sculpture

Lot 2032: Pierre Jules Mène sculpture

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Description: Pierre Jules Mène (French, 1810-1879), patinated bronze figural sculpture, depicting three dogs on the hunt, mounted on a marble base, signed, 9"h x 16"w x 8"d

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Remy Martin X.O. Excellence-Special Fine Champagne Cognac

Lot 2033: Remy Martin X.O. Excellence-Special Fine Champagne Cognac

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Description: Remy Martin X.O. Excellence-Special Fine Champagne Cognac, France, no. 00280 V, 750 ml

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Classical style patinated bronze mantle clock

Lot 2034: Classical style patinated bronze mantle clock

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Description: Classical style patinated bronze mantle clock, depicting a Roman figure dressed in period attire, with arm resting on a naturalistic cased clock having a Roman numeral dial, above the rectangular marble pedestal, rising on square feet, 17"h x 11.5"w x 5"d (missing marble corner and one foot)

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Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon

Lot 2035: Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon

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Description: 1988 Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon Brut, Champagne, France, 750ml

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Pair of  Regency style dore bronze candle holders

Lot 2036: Pair of Regency style dore bronze candle holders

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Description: Pair of Regency style dore bronze candle holders, 19th century, having acanthus form cups resting on female caryatid supports with scrolling tails forming handles terminating in serpent mounts, and rising on a shaped plinth, 6"h x 3"w x 5.5"d

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Continental gilt bronze figural sculpture of Cronos the father of Zeus

Lot 2037: Continental gilt bronze figural sculpture of Cronos the father of Zeus

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Description: Continental gilt bronze figural sculpture of Cronos the father of Zeus, the winged figure holding a sickle beside a fallen crown amongst a city in ruins, rising on a rectangular marble base, 7.75"h x 6.75"w x 3.5"d

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Continental portrait plaques

Lot 2038: Continental portrait plaques

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Description: (lot of 2) Continental portrait plaques, including a Limoges scenic miniature depicting a young beauty with bird, mounted in a gilt metal frame, and signed verso; together with an enamel on copper miniature of a beauty, having long flowing hair, dressed in tyrian purple, and gazing outward, mounted in a gilt metal frame, largest: 5.5"h x 4.5"w overall

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Continental miniature portrait paintings on ivory

Lot 2039: Continental miniature portrait paintings on ivory

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Description: (lot of 2) Continental miniature portrait paintings on ivory, 19th century, each depicting a lady in European costume, wearing a powdered wig, and mounted in a gilt metal frame having a swag crest, each signed "Petit", 2.75"h x 2.25"w overall

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Framed porcelain miniature plaque depicting Hortense

Lot 2039A: Framed porcelain miniature plaque depicting Hortense

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Description: Framed porcelain miniature plaque depicting Hortense, wearing a head piece and jewels, depicted in a naturalistic setting, signed lower right "Dumont", in a Classical style gilt metal frame, 8"h x 6.5"w overall

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Pair of French Sevres style porcelain urns

Lot 2040: Pair of French Sevres style porcelain urns

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Description: Pair of French Sevres style porcelain urns, each having a cobalt body and neck decorated with floral sprays, the shoulder mounted with gilt metal issuing two scrolled handles, flanking the polychrome decorated central reserves depicting courting couples in naturalistic settings, and rising on a quatrefoil gilt metal base, each signed "R. Coulon", 16"h

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Continental style miniature portrait plaque of a beauty

Lot 2040A: Continental style miniature portrait plaque of a beauty

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Description: Continental style miniature portrait plaque of a beauty, wearing a powdered wig with floral headpiece, and dressed in classical attire, gazing outward with an expression of contentment, signed indistinctly "Hoflier", 5.25"h x 5"w

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Royal Vienna hand painted scenic plate, having a raised gilt border surrounding the scenic central reserve depicting a court scene w...

Lot 2041: Royal Vienna hand painted scenic plate, having a raised gilt border surrounding the scenic central reserve depicting a court scene w...

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Description: Royal Vienna hand painted scenic plate, having a raised gilt border surrounding the scenic central reserve depicting a court scene with a beauty playing a stringed instrument and a couple dancing, signed Wagner lower right, verso with underglaze beehive mark, and titled 'Recreation', 10"dia.

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Framed miniature portrait plaque depicting Victoris

Lot 2041A: Framed miniature portrait plaque depicting Victoris

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Description: Framed miniature portrait plaque depicting Victoris, wearing a powdered wig seated in a naturalistic setting, and clasping bow and arrow in hand, mounted in a gilt metal oval frame with a foliate and swag decorated crest, signed indistinctly "Marosh", 7.25"h x 7.75"w

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Royal Vienna cabinet plate

Lot 2042: Royal Vienna cabinet plate

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Description: Royal Vienna cabinet plate, having a gilt border surrounding the central reserve depicting a shepherdess seated with lambs in a naturalistic setting, verso with beehive mark, and titled "Diolo", 7.25"dia.

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Sevres porcelain and gilt bronze mounted inkstand

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Description: Sevres porcelain and gilt bronze mounted inkstand, the covered inkwell executed in blue with gilt accents and floral sprays, above the Classical style gilt bronze mounts decorated with Corinthian columns flanked by dolphins, and rising on an etched glass stand, marked on underside, 5.25"h x 12"w x 7.5"d

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Continental gilt bronze figural sculpture of Children at the Time Needle

Lot 2043: Continental gilt bronze figural sculpture of Children at the Time Needle

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Description: Continental gilt bronze figural sculpture of Children at the Time Needle, depicting three children gazing at a clock in a naturalistic setting, and rising on a graduated marble base, 7"h x 8"w x 6"d

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Pair of Royal Worcester porcelain figural sculptures

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Description: Pair of Royal Worcester porcelain figural sculptures, each depicting a Classical female figure, one personifying Joy, the other Sorrow, each partially nude figure draped in a polychrome decorated robe having a floral pattern, and rising on a circular base, each 10.25"h

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