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Locati Auctions January 2014 Sale

by Locati Auctions


499 lots with images

January 20, 2014

Timed Auction

1425 E. Welsh Road

Maple Glen, PA, 19002 USA

Phone: (215) 619-2873

Email: michael@locatiauctions.com

499 Lots
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A Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase

Lot 114001: A Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase

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Description: Baluster form with a light blue ground and panels of decoration, underglaze blue four character mark as pictured.

Condition Report: Significant old glued repairs near the opening.

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A Large German Porcelain Figure of a Queen

Lot 114002: A Large German Porcelain Figure of a Queen

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Description: Early 20th century, with good hand painted decoration. Marked as pictured.

Condition Report: Excellent, minor wear to the decoration.

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A Pair of Persian Wooden Candlesticks

Lot 114003: A Pair of Persian Wooden Candlesticks

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Description: Early 20th century, each with a circular base, an openwork twist shaft and inverted bell form nozzle. Each features a cream colored ground and hand painted blue floral decoration.

Condition Report: Each is drilled at the foot for lamp conversion, there are a few old glued repairs.

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Chinese Soapstone Group with Pigs

Lot 114004: Chinese Soapstone Group with Pigs

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Description: Early 20th century, realistically carved with a mother pig and three piglets on a conforming wooden stand.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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A Good Japanese Satsuma Censer

Lot 114005: A Good Japanese Satsuma Censer

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Description: 19th century, depicting a figure surmounting a drum form body, all above a shishi. Marked as pictured.

Condition Report: There is a chip to the tip of the shishi's tail; a tiny chip to the hat of the figure. The lid is affixed to the body (possibly in the making).

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Three Chinese Carved Wooden Stands

Lot 114006: Three Chinese Carved Wooden Stands

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Description: 19th and 20th century, two rectangular, one circular. The low rectangular features carved foo dog legs and open lotus carving.

Condition Report: The smaller rectangular example has loss to the feet, minor shrinkage cracks and general expected wear. The other two are in excellent condition.

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A Japanese Sumida Gawa Monkey Group

Lot 114007: A Japanese Sumida Gawa Monkey Group

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Description: Depicting five anthropomorphic monkeys, the central monkey holding a wicker tray. 19th century.

Condition Report: There are a few glaze chips, overall very good.

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Two Pieces of Asian Ceramics, Including a Blanc de Chine Figure.

Lot 114008: Two Pieces of Asian Ceramics, Including a Blanc de Chine Figure.

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Description: Both early 20th century; a gilt crouching Satsuma shishi and a kneeling Guan Yin.

Condition Report: The Guan Yin has a glued repair at the neck, the shishi shows wear to the gold.

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An Indian Bronze Cosmetic Box

Lot 114009: An Indian Bronze Cosmetic Box

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Description: With four hoof feet, quatrefoil body and peacock finial. The lid opens to reveal five compartments. 18th or early 19th century.

Condition Report: There is one old soldered repair to a foot, otherwise good.

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A Modernist Mid Century Bronze Sculpture

Lot 114010: A Modernist Mid Century Bronze Sculpture

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Description: Apparently unsigned, with three feet, a circular base and amorphous body.

Condition Report: Excellent, with some verdigris

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A Sumida Gawa Figural Group, Wrestlers

Lot 114011: A Sumida Gawa Figural Group, Wrestlers

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Description: Early 20th century, features a combination of glazed and unglazed areas. Marked as pictured.

Condition Report: One old glued repair at a leg (see picture), otherwise very good.

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Mexican Salad Set and Bowls, Sterling and Wooden

Lot 114012: Mexican Salad Set and Bowls, Sterling and Wooden

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Description: Comprising: A rosewood and sterling Taxco salad set, an unmarked wooden box with inlaid swordfish decoration and two asymmetrical bowls.

Condition Report: The larger bowl has a shrinkage crack to the side, otherwise very good with some expected wear.

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Japanese Style Cast Iron Lantern

Lot 114013: Japanese Style Cast Iron Lantern

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Description: 20th century, pagoda form with bell form tassles

Condition Report: One decorative scroll is present but detached, otherwise good.

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A Chinese Brass Hand Warmer, Qing Dynasty

Lot 114014: A Chinese Brass Hand Warmer, Qing Dynasty

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Description: Of typical form with reticulated lid, bail handles and detailed engraved decoration.

Condition Report: Excellent with minor expected wear.

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Cat and Mouse Majolica Spittoon by Bordalo Pinheiro

Lot 114015: Cat and Mouse Majolica Spittoon by Bordalo Pinheiro

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Description: Portugal, 20th century, depicting a crouched cat and a lid that features a central mouse.

Condition Report: Excellent, no damage or repairs.

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Large Carved Wooden Basket Hook, Probably Papua New Guinea

Lot 114016: Large Carved Wooden Basket Hook, Probably Papua New Guinea

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Description: The central figure, flanked by two birds, surmounted by a serpent form handle, and standing upon a prone turtle.

Condition Report: Very good with expected surface wear.

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A Large Chinese Porcelain Smiling Buddha with Children

Lot 114017: A Large Chinese Porcelain Smiling Buddha with Children

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Description: 20th century, the Buddha figure surrounded by five children. Impressed mark at the base as pictured.

Condition Report: Excellent

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A Large Japanese Pottery Badger

Lot 114018: A Large Japanese Pottery Badger

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Description: Early 20th century, with incised and hand painted decoration.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Estate Lot: Cloisonne, Lacquer, Brass Standish

Lot 114019: Estate Lot: Cloisonne, Lacquer, Brass Standish

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Description: Comprising: a compact with enameled clock form decoration; a Chinese cloisonne cigarette box with black and white floral decoration; a Japanese cylindrical box with a lacquered surface; and a 20th century Portuguese brass standish with two wells, central bell and pen holder.

Condition Report: The lacquer box has minor losses. Otherwise excellent with minor expected wear.

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An Anglo-Indian Tortoiseshell and Ivory Box

Lot 114020: An Anglo-Indian Tortoiseshell and Ivory Box

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Description: Early 20th century, rectangular with carved animal paw feet, applied open work and strapped ivory decoration. The lid with central penwork elephant. This item(s) contain a substance which is protected and restricted in the United States and by international convention, and can only be shipped within the country in which it is located at the time of the sale.WE CANNOT SELL IVORY OR RELATED ITEMS TO RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA.

Condition Report: Lid is slightly warped, a few of the ivory straps have breaks. Overall very good.

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A 19th Century Porcelain Lithophane Shade

Lot 114021: A 19th Century Porcelain Lithophane Shade

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Description: Marked for the French maker Robert G. Manicler. The decoration depicting a hunt scene with figures and an elaborate landscape.

Condition Report: Excellent

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A Pair of 19th Century Meissen Figures

Lot 114022: A Pair of 19th Century Meissen Figures

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Description: Each dressed in the 18th century style, with a Greek key decorated circular base and holding grapes. Both marked in underglaze blue and bearing the incised number F84 and impressed numerals 122 and 127.

Condition Report: The female figure has a chip to the hat rim, chips to the grape leaves. The male figure has chips to the grape leaves but is otherwise in excellent condition.

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An Unusual Porcelain Figural Group, Monkey Sculptor

Lot 114023: An Unusual Porcelain Figural Group, Monkey Sculptor

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Description: 19th century, depicting an anthropomorphic monkey sculpting a human bust in marble, the tools of his trade scattered about. Apparently unsigned.

Condition Report: The monkey's right hand and hammer have been poorly reconstructed. There is a glued repair at the waist of the monkey.

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A Caldas Majolica Plate with Crab Decoration

Lot 114024: A Caldas Majolica Plate with Crab Decoration

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Description: The central crab surrounded by slaw, shells, etc. Incised mark as pictured.

Condition Report: Several firing cracks to the applied elements, otherwise excellent.

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A Large Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Jardiniere

Lot 114025: A Large Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Jardiniere

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Description: Late 19th century, decorated with lotus, shishi and Buddhist symbols

Condition Report: There is a large radiating spider crack to the side, no other damage

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A Georgian Style Mirror

Lot 114026: A Georgian Style Mirror

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Description: Circa 1920, composition material with central eagle at the crest and decorated with C scrolls and acanthus.

Condition Report: Overall very good with expected surface wear.

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A Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Panel

Lot 114027: A Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Panel

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Description: 20th century, depicting a female musician in an interior.

Condition Report: Excellent with minor wear.

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Jack Bookbinder (American, 1911-1993) Carved Wooden Panel, Patriotic Subject

Lot 114028: Jack Bookbinder (American, 1911-1993) Carved Wooden Panel, Patriotic Subject

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Description: Signed and dated for 1926 at the lower right corner, depicting the founding fathers with Betsy Ross holding the American Flag.

Condition Report: In two detached boards, general surface wear, some water stains

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Four Porcelain Figures

Lot 114029: Four Porcelain Figures

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Description: Including an Italian figural group with a mother and three children, apparently unmarked; a German figure of a young girl holding a lamb; figure of a baby perched upon a book; and a figure of a young boy playing a flute.

Condition Report: The figure depicting the baby on the book has several missing fingers and a glued repair to the head. The figure playing the flute has lost the end of the flute and some of the lacy elements of the clothing. The other two appear to be in very good condition.

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A Japanese Banko Ceramic Humidor

Lot 114030: A Japanese Banko Ceramic Humidor

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Description: Rectangular, the lid with three wise monkey handle, the body decorated with various theatrical masks.

Condition Report: Several minor chips, a few filled in repairs, and general surface wear. The speak no evil monkey has a glued repairs at the torso.

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A Mahogany Shelf Clock by The Hamburg American Clock Company

Lot 114031: A Mahogany Shelf Clock by The Hamburg American Clock Company

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Description: The case with a molded base, fluted pilasters and acorn finials. The dial is metal with applied brass spandrels. 8 day brass movement.

Condition Report: Very good with general expected wear. There is no key and we cannot guarantee functionality. Appears to have had bun feet that are now lost.

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Four Pieces of South American, Mexican Ceramics

Lot 114032: Four Pieces of South American, Mexican Ceramics

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Description: A Mexican figural group with rider and donkey; a terracotta sculpture depicting the devil and a woman riding in a cart; and two South American pottery whistles decorated with six figures each.

Condition Report: Excellent

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A Japanese Imari Charger, 19th Century

Lot 114033: A Japanese Imari Charger, 19th Century

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Description: With a scalloped rim and typical panels of floral, bird, and geometric decoration.

Condition Report: One tiny rim chip, otherwise excellent.

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American 19th Century End of Day Glass Vase

Lot 114034: American 19th Century End of Day Glass Vase

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Description: Unusual pineapple form with a ruffled top edge. Unmarked.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Longwy Pottery Oil Lamp, Early 20th Century

Lot 114035: Longwy Pottery Oil Lamp, Early 20th Century

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Description: With a square brass and black painted metal base, and cylindrical pottery body, all original.

Condition Report: Excellent

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American School, 20th Century, Oil on Artist Board

Lot 114036: American School, 20th Century, Oil on Artist Board

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Description: A naive work with central church in a mountainous landscape with trees, unsigned.

Condition Report: Very good with a few minor abrasions to the canvas

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A Chinese Propaganda Work, Oil on Canvas

Lot 114037: A Chinese Propaganda Work, Oil on Canvas

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Description: Depicting a central farmer in an agricultural landscape, signed and dated for 1974 at the lower right corner. Stamped at the reverse as pictured.

Condition Report: Craquelure overall, dark gray smudge near the figure's left hand, possibly intentional.

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American School, Early 20th Century, Illustration with Hunting Dog

Lot 114038: American School, Early 20th Century, Illustration with Hunting Dog

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Description: Watercolor and Gouache on artist board. Depicting a hunting dog riding in a convertible and featuring a rifle and dead pheasants. Unsigned.

Condition Report: Excellent with a few minor abrasions

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Harry L. Miller (American, Early 20th Century) Four Pen and Ink Illustrations

Lot 114039: Harry L. Miller (American, Early 20th Century) Four Pen and Ink Illustrations

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Description: Each for an unknown children's book and featuring the character of a young boy. All include some text written in pencil at the margins, and are signed by the artist. Two are dated for 1907. The lot also includes a colored reproduction of one of the illustrations.

Condition Report: Pinholes, discoloration, some stains, losses and wear to the edges.

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A Venetian Mirror, Early 20th Century

Lot 114040: A Venetian Mirror, Early 20th Century

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Description: With beveled mirror and foliate etched mirrored frame on black painted wooden backing.

Condition Report: Overall very good, some minor losses and expected wear.

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Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000) Pen and Ink on Paper

Lot 114041: Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000) Pen and Ink on Paper

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Description: Portrait of a male nude, signed at the lower right.

Condition Report: A few pinholes at the extreme edges. Loss and creasing at the edges. Otherwise very good.

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Napoleon III Tantalus, 19th Century

Lot 114042: Napoleon III Tantalus, 19th Century

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Description: Of typical form, the case with inlaid brass, rosewood and mother of pearl, which opens to expose a stand with four large decanters and sixteen cordials, all with faceted sides and gilt grape vine decoration.

Condition Report: One of the decanter's stoppers has significant loss at the tip, the other decanters are in excellent condition with a few minor chips. Fifteen of the sixteen cordials are in excellent condition with no apparent damage, the damaged example is basically shattered. The case is in poor condition with significant losses and damage to the inlaid elements, and the top is present but detached.

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Sterling Silver Porringer by Whiting

Lot 114043: Sterling Silver Porringer by Whiting

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Description: Early 20th Century, with a pierced handle and inscribed with the name Thomas Richard Butler and dated October 22, 1913.

Condition Report: Very good, a few corrosion spots at the interior and a few small dings.

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A Large American Sterling Silver Trumpet Vase

Lot 114044: A Large American Sterling Silver Trumpet Vase

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Description: With a circular foot, hexagonal tapered body and wavy top edge. The base is weighted.

Condition Report: There are three small dents to the top of the foot, otherwise very good.

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A Pair of Chinese Cinnabar Vases

Lot 114045: A Pair of Chinese Cinnabar Vases

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Description: Each baluster form and decorated with figures in a garden landscape

Condition Report: Overall good, some bubbling and chipping to the interior of the opening

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A Pair of 19th Century Porcelain Busts by KPM

Lot 114046: A Pair of 19th Century Porcelain Busts by KPM

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Description: In the 18th century style, a young boy and girl, marked as pictured. Each inscribed "Bustelli" at the foot.

Condition Report: Excellent

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A Group of American Sterling Silver Hollowware

Lot 114047: A Group of American Sterling Silver Hollowware

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Description: Including a pair of reticulated nut dishes by Gorham; a bowl by Frank M. Whiting Company with raised rose decoration; and a bowl by Whiting, retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle with a raised floral border.

Condition Report: The smaller bowl has pronounced corrosion spots at the interior, otherwise very good.

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Two Rococo Style Reticulated Sterling Silver Bowls

Lot 114048: Two Rococo Style Reticulated Sterling Silver Bowls

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Description: The larger by Redlich & Co., retailed by Howard & Co., New York. The smaller by Theodore B. Starr.

Condition Report: Very good, a few minor dings.

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Estate Lot: Sterling Silver Serving Pieces

Lot 114049: Estate Lot: Sterling Silver Serving Pieces

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Description: Comprising: an example marked for Bailey, Banks & Biddle by Durgin in the Du Barry pattern with a gold washed and wreath decorated bowl and wreath decorated and scrolled terminal; a Tiffany & Co. King's Pattern server; a serving spoon in the Chantilly pattern by Gorham; a meat fork in the King Edward pattern by Whiting; and a large scoop by Durgin in an unidentified pattern.

Condition Report: All show some expected wear, the Tiffany example's shaft is somewhat bent.

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Collection of American Sterling Silver Hollowware, Early 20th Century

Lot 114050: Collection of American Sterling Silver Hollowware, Early 20th Century

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Description: Including: a David & Galt trophy with angular handles, incised "E.C.P. June 30th 1905" to body and monogram to reverse; a Bailey, Banks & Biddle small plate with beaded border, monogram surrounded by foliate cartouche to center; a shaped oval bowl with applied C scroll work to rim raised on four paw feet by Towle Silversmiths; and a reticulated basket with handle on four scroll feet by Roger Williams Silver Co.

Condition Report: Overall very good with minor expected wear

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