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Auction Description for John Moran: Antique & Decorative Art Auction
Viewing Notes:
Prospective bidders may preview all lots offered in person at sale location: 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA (Lower level/East side), Pasadena Convention Center. Sale preview begins at 12.00 p.m. and continues throughout sale.
Sale Notes:
A 223-lot sale featuring Continental, English and American furnishings, silver, paintings and sculpture, porcelain, bronzes, art pottery and art glass; photography and modernist prints including Rufino Tamayo; Chinese and Japanese works of art; clocks; rugs; and eclectic items from private collections and estates

Antique & Decorative Art Auction

by John Moran Auctioneers


222 lots with images

February 18, 2014

Live Auction

300 East Green Street

Lower Level, East Side, Euclid St.

Pasadena, CA, 91101 USA

Phone: +1 626.793.1833

Fax: +1 626.798.2079

Email: info@johnmoran.com

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A pair of champleve enamel candlesticks

Lot 1001: A pair of champleve enamel candlesticks

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Description: 19th century, unmarked, each with a detachable flared, lobed quatrefoil neck over a lobed baluster-form body, gilt and polychrome-decorated with flowers and foliage within scrolled borders on a cobalt ground, on a white onyx base, 2 pcs, each 6.125'' H x 2.375'' Dia., est: $500/700.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General light rubbed wear and marks commensurate with age.

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Pair gilt bronze & white marble candelabra

Lot 1002: Pair gilt bronze & white marble candelabra

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Description: Second half 19th century, French, each modeled as an urn issuing three naturalistic branches, each terminating in a rose-form socket, the urn supported on a tripod, each foliate-cast leg topped with a rooster's head, on an incurved triangular base, 2 pcs, each 19.5'' H x 8.5'' W x 6'' D, est: $1200/1800.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches and rubbed wear commensurate with age and use. One socket lacking a nozzle. One candelabrum lacking a screw from tripod stand. Minute chips along edges of marble bases.

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A French gilt bronze & porcelain clock garniture

Lot 1003: A French gilt bronze & porcelain clock garniture

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, the clock marked to movement ''H & F Paris'' and ''2507'', with Japy Freres Medaille d'honneur seal, and further marked ''5 / 8'', the painted porcelain dial centering a vignette of rustic figures within black Roman numerals surrounded by a landscape, within an arched rectangular case flanked by floral garlands and surmounted by an urn suspending floral swags, on an outset rectangular base inset with a further porcelain plaque painted with a riparian landscape with watermill and cows, on toupie feet, with key and pendulum; the candelabra each with three lights and painted plaques set into the base, one depicting a maiden, the other a young man; 3 pcs, the clock: 16.25'' H x 9.75'' W x 5'' D; the candelabra each: 14'' H x 4.25'' W x 3.75'' D, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General scattered dark marks, scratches, and rubbed wear commensurate with age and use. One candelabra with two shallow chips to lower porcelain plaque on base and lacking a large floral boss from base. The other candelabra lacking a small floral boss from base, and with elements of superstructure in need of tightening. Both candelabra lacking several of the small white enamel ''jewels'' from painted plaques. The clock lacking door to rear. Movement appears complete. Working condition unknown. Moran's does not guarantee working condition of clocks and watches.

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Pair French patinated & gilt bronze candelabra

Lot 1004: Pair French patinated & gilt bronze candelabra

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, each with a metal plaque stamped ''France'', each modeled as a winged cherub standing on one leg, holding aloft a forked branch, each fork terminating in a blossom-shaped nozzle, mounted on a stepped square white marble pedestal, on foliate-cast feet, 2 pcs, each 13'' H x 4.75'' W x 4.75'' D, est: $600/800.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Rubbed wear to patinated and gilt finishes. One with a visible repair to one candlearm. Minor wear to corners of bases. One with an infilled narrow .25'' x .125'' chip along edge of base. Branch of one loose- needs re-attaching to cherub's hand.

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A gilt bronze-inlaid marquetry vanity table

Lot 1005: A gilt bronze-inlaid marquetry vanity table

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Description: Third quarter 19th century, apparently unsigned, the hinged shaped top inlaid with cube pattern within a cross-banded border lifting to reveal a mirrored underside and a damask-lined compartment, over a drawer above a pull-out compartment suspended between cabriole legs, the whole with gilt-bronze line inlay, 28.75'' H x 22.5'' W x 16'' D, est: $600/900.

Condition Report: Generally good condition. With marks, rubbed wear and scratches commensurate with age and use. Some heavier scratches to top. Scattered minor chipped losses to veneer along edges, including a 1'' loss along lower edge of left-hand side panel, a 1'' loss along lower left front leg, and a 3'' loss along lower right front leg. Lifting to a 5''-long section of gilt-bronze inlay on right-hand side panel. Damask lining later. No key.

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A gilt bronze & glass dressing set

Lot 1006: A gilt bronze & glass dressing set

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Description: Early 20th century, stamped to rear of mirror ''Made in France'' and ''141 / NP'', comprising a beveled mirror plate within a crested and floral-swagged swivel frame mounted to a footed, double-handled plateau fitted with pierced holders linked by further swags and garlands, with six etched glass scent bottles, a powder jar, and a tray, 20'' H x 24'' W x 15'' D, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General scattered marks, scratches, and rubbed wear commensurate with age and use. One scent bottle with small chip to tip of stopper. A minute chip to bottom of stopper of another bottle. Atomizer lacking cloth bulb. A few dark spots to mirror plate.

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A gilt bronze-mounted porcelain jewelry box

Lot 1007: A gilt bronze-mounted porcelain jewelry box

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Description: Late 19th century, Continental, the underside with indistinct blue mark and inscribed ''27'', the rectangular domed, hinged lid surmounted by a cherub holding a bow, the panels hand-painted with scenes of courting couples in a landscape and with bouquets, over a similarly decorated bombe-form body, on pierced scroll feet, with key, 9.25'' H x 9.25'' W x 6.5'' D, est: $500/800.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks and scratches commensurate with age and use. Heavy rubbed wear to gilding. Heavy dust accumulation. Silk lining heavily worn, torn and frayed. Lock does not appear to function. Cherub finial slightly loose; screw needs tightening. An element lacking from cherub's left hand, probably an arrow.

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A group of hardstone trinket boxes

Lot 1008: A group of hardstone trinket boxes

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, comprising: a pair of gilt metal and sunstone trinket boxes, probably Continental, unmarked, each of octagonal form with a hinged lid and body set with beveled panels, the lid with a border of seed pearls to the top and pink glass stones encircling the sides, the underside of body engraved with a floral and foliate design within a scalloped border (each 1.25'' H x 2.375'' W x 1.75'' D); and a Continental gilt-metal-mounted agate box, unmarked, of serpentine outline, the hinged lid and base each comprising a slightly domed single panel, the sides composed of nine divided curved panels (1.5'' H x 3.625'' W x 2.75'' D); 3 pcs, est: $600/800.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches, and rubbed wear commensurate with age and use. One of the sunstone boxes with a spider web crack to front panel and a vertical crack to rear panel. The agate box with a loss along .5'' of gilt metal rim at front of lid.

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A gilt bronze jewelry box

Lot 1009: A gilt bronze jewelry box

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Description: Late 19th century, oblong, the hinged lid centering a hand painted portrait of a woman under glass, within a cobalt enamel-inset foliate scroll-cast border, the interior padded and lined with floral stripe fabric, 2.125'' H x 5.625'' W x 5'' D, est: $500/700.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General light marks, scratches and rubbed wear commensurate with age and use. No key.

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A pair of Continental jewel caskets

Lot 1010: A pair of Continental jewel caskets

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Description: First half 20th century, one marked to underside, the other with a paper label listing the titles of three waltzes, each of silvered and gilt bronze, of rectangular bombe form, cast with cartouches within foliate scroll borders, masks, flowers, and half-figures to each corner, on scrolled feet, the hinged lid opening to a blue velvet-lined interior fitted with a removable tray, each with key, one with a musical movement, 2 pcs, each 5.5'' H x 8'' W x 7'' D, est: $400/600.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General light rubbed wear and marks commensurate with age. Musical movement winds and runs.

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Two Reuge Sainte Croix music boxes

Lot 1011: Two Reuge Sainte Croix music boxes

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Description: Second half 20th century, Swiss, each with maker's marks to case and movement, stamped ''Made in Switzerland'' and with paper song label to underside, each rectangular glazed case raised on dolphin-form plated feet, 72-note movements, the first: numbered ''60533'', playing ''Piano Concerto No. 1'' by Tchaikovsky; the second: playing ''March of the Toy Soldiers'', ''Waltz of the Flowers'', and ''Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'', by Tchaikovsky, together with original cardboard box; 2 pcs, each 2.5'' H x 9.25'' W x 5.75'' D, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: Each case in overall good condition. The first: winds and runs. The second: Does not appear to wind and run. Cardboard box taped and with wear.

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Twelve Sevres porcelain dinner plates

Lot 1012: Twelve Sevres porcelain dinner plates

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Description: Mid 19th century, each with blue crowned ''LP'' monogram and ''Sevres 1846'' mark and red crowned sunburst ''Chateau de F. bleau'' mark, six further marked ''S. 56'' and six further marked ''SV 46'' with crowned double ''LP'' monogram, each gilt and polychrome-decorated after the ''service ordinaire'' ordered by Louis Philippe, centering a six-pointed star motif encircled by a key-pattern band, the rims with scrolling foliage and various birds and animals interspersed with cartouches alternately containing crowned ''LP'' monograms and various devices ''en grisaille''; 12 pcs, each 1'' H x 9.5'' Dia., est: $700/900.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General light scratches and light rubbed wear to gilt edges. Slight variations to diameters- some 9.625'' Dia and some 9.375'' Dia.

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A Sevres style porcelain & gilt bronze compote

Lot 1013: A Sevres style porcelain & gilt bronze compote

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Description: Late 19th century, marked to cover in the Sevres manner with underglaze blue interlaced ''L'' mark centering the letter ''D'', green-ground, the pineapple finial surmounting the circular domed cover painted with two reserved panels depicting landscape scenes within gilt foliate borders, one with a courting couple, over the deep bowl gilt-decorated with further scrolls, with a pierced guilloche rim flanked by angular handles issuing laurel swags, all on a molded circular pedestal base raised on four feet, 17.5'' H x 15'' W x 10.75'' D, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Light marks and scratches commensurate with age. Some rubbed wear to gilt decoration. Some rubbed wear and darkening to mounts commensurate with age.

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A gilt bronze & porcelain center bowl

Lot 1014: A gilt bronze & porcelain center bowl

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Description: Late 19th century, unmarked, the circular bowl with scalloped rim, gilt and polychrome-decorated to exterior with a band of flowers on a puce ground and monogrammed ''R (?) M'', the interior with a bouquet of flowers and a bee on a white ground surrounded by a puce border, atop a tripartite dolphin-cast pedestal inset with conformingly painted porcelain plaques, 10.75'' H x 10.5'' Dia., est: $1800/2200.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General scratches, marks and minor rubbed wear commensurate with age. One plaque detached and retained.

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John Faulkner (1835-1894 United Kingdom)

Lot 1015: John Faulkner (1835-1894 United Kingdom)

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Description: ''The Cliffs of Minneau, Isle of Achill, Co. Mayo'', signed and dated lower left: John Faulkner 1879, titled on a printed original backing paper fragment affixed verso, watercolor on paper under glass, sight size: 24'' H x 41'' W, est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Minor toning to the paper. Mat burn along the edges. Not examined out of the frame.

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Umberto Ongania (1860/65-circa 1896 Italian)

Lot 1016: Umberto Ongania (1860/65-circa 1896 Italian)

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Description: Venetian Canal, signed lower right: U. Ongania , watercolor on paper, sight size: 30'' H x 20'' W, est: $500/700.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Scattered foxing throughout upper two-thirds of the painting. Not examined out of the frame.

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Thomas Nicholson Tyndale (1858-1936 British)

Lot 1017: Thomas Nicholson Tyndale (1858-1936 British)

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Description: Cottages in a landscape with a woman seated at a bench, appears unsigned, watercolor on paper, sight size: 5.5'' H x 7.5'' W, est: $400/600.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Not examined out of the frame.

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E. Altrui (19th century Italian)

Lot 1018: E. Altrui (19th century Italian)

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Description: Figure in a rock garden with distant city views, in original gilded frame, signed lower left: E. Altrui, oil on panel, 4.25'' H x 6.25'' W, est: $700/900.

Condition Report: Visual: Frame abrasion along the left and upper edges. Pitting to the wood throughout. Surface dirt throughout. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Joseph Burian (19th century French)

Lot 1019: Joseph Burian (19th century French)

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Description: Cardinal and figures taking tea in an ornate interior, circa 1880s, signed lower right: Jo. Burian, watercolor on paper under glass, sight size: 14.5'' H x 21.5'' W, est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Not examined out of the frame.

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Ignacio Leon Escosura (1834-1901 Spanish)

Lot 1020: Ignacio Leon Escosura (1834-1901 Spanish)

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Description: Fencing cavaliers, signed and dated lower left: Leon Escosura 1871, oil on panel, 4.75'' H x 3.5'' W, est: $800/1000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Some scratches and pitting to the wood. Blacklight: A dime-sized spot of touch-up lower left corner. Touch-up in the faces of both cavaliers. Touch-up in the left hand of the cavalier in red. Touch-up along the upper left and upper right edges.

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Jean-Louis Gregoire (1840 - 1890 French)

Lot 1022: Jean-Louis Gregoire (1840 - 1890 French)

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Description: ''La Source'', signed to base ''L. Gregoire'', depicting a Grecian woman standing, holding a ewer and cup, on an integral circular base, patinated bronze, mounted to a stepped rouge griotte marble plinth, the bronze alone 19.5''; overall 21.25'' H x 6'' W x 5.25'' D, est: $2000/3000. Literature: This model illustrated: Berman, Harold, ''Bronzes: Sculptors and Founders 1800 - 1930'', Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1994, Vol III, p. 628, fig. 2334.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Scattered marks and some rubbed wear commensurate with age. A few minor chips to marble base.

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A Berlin porcelain vase

Lot 1023: A Berlin porcelain vase

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Description: Circa 1880, with underglaze blue scepter mark, and with various painted marks and impressed ''3523'', modeled as a cracked egg hand painted to one side with windmills in a landscape and to the other side with flowers, the egg entwined in applied flowers and held aloft by a cherub seated on a tortoise, the whole polychrome-decorated with gilt highlights, 10'' H x 5'' W x 5.25'' D, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Generally good condition. Some rubbed wear to gilding commensurate with age. A few minute chips to extremities. One petal of an applied flower off and retained.

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A large Royal Vienna style porcelain plaque

Lot 1024: A large Royal Vienna style porcelain plaque

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Description: Late 19th century, with blue beehive mark and inscribed ''F. Bodenmuller / Studienkopf'' (''F. Bodenmuller / Study of a Head''), signed ''Ferstl'', circular, depicting in elaborate detail a maiden in a jeweled headdress and a fur-trimmed dress, on a gilt ground within a foliate-scroll-decorated burgundy-ground border, within a later wooden frame, 0.5'' H x 16.75'' Dia., est: $500/700.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Scratches to gilt ground. Minor wear to gilt rim. Loose in frame.

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Two Royal Vienna style porcelain plates

Lot 1025: Two Royal Vienna style porcelain plates

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, each with underglaze blue beehive mark, each circular, the central scene hand painted and surrounded by a cobalt-ground border with gilt foliate decoration, the first: titled ''Raub der Sabinerinnen'' (''Rape of the Sabines''), painted after Peter Paul Rubens; the second: titled ''Euridyce und Orpheus'' (''Eurydice and Orpheus''); 2 pcs, each 1.375'' H x 9.75'' Dia., est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Slight wear to gilt decoration.

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Nine German porcelain monkey band figures

Lot 1026: Nine German porcelain monkey band figures

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Description: 20th century, all but one with blue underglaze marks for A.W.Fr. Kister, Scheibe-Alsbach, the remaining one with impressed mark ''SB'', each polychrome and gilt-painted and modeled wearing eighteenth century costume, comprising: a conductor, a violinist, a bassist, a horn player, a clarinetist, a bassoonist, a bagpiper, a drummer and a trumpeter, 9 pcs, the tallest 7'' H x 4.25'' W x 2.75'' D, est: $400/600.

Condition Report: Most in good condition. The violinist with a restoration to violin neck. The bassist with one end of bow broken off; piece not retained.

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A Berlin / KPM porcelain plaque after H. Liebmann

Lot 1027: A Berlin / KPM porcelain plaque after H. Liebmann

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Description: Late 19th century, with impressed KPM and scepter mark, further impressed ''203'' and ''145'' and with initials ''J'' and ''.T'', inscribed in red ''Mlle de Cleremont (sic) / gam. V. Hugo Liebmann'', rectangular, depicting a maiden with white blossoms in her curled light brown hair, wearing a red cloak over a white dress, in a giltwood frame, the plaque 8.5'' x 6.25'' W; overall 11.5'' H x 9.25'' W, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. The plaque slightly loose in frame.

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A Continental porcelain plaque

Lot 1028: A Continental porcelain plaque

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, faintly impressed shield-shaped mark, possibly Nymphenburg, further impressed ''107'', and titled ''Devonshire'', signed to front ''Wagner'', rectangular, hand painted with a half-length portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire, within a painted wooden frame on stand, the plaque 6'' H x 4'' W; overall 8'' H x 4.75'' W x 2'' D, est: $500/700.

Condition Report: The plaque in overall good condition. The frame with rubbed wear and chips.

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A Bohemian cranberry glass punch service

Lot 1029: A Bohemian cranberry glass punch service

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, comprising: a punch bowl with cover, each numbered ''2297'' (overall 17'' H x 10.5'' Dia.), two liqueur bottles, each numbered ''2137'' (each 6.75'' H x 2'' W x 2'' D), two curved dishes (each 1.75'' H x 8.5'' W x 4'' D), two rectangular dishes (each 1.75'' H x 9.25'' W x 2'' D), and sixteen baluster mugs, three numbered ''2297'' (each 4.125'' H x 3.75'' W x 2.75'' D); each richly gilt with panels of scrolling foliage and applied with polychrome enamel flowers and foliage, the dishes and bottles with clear glass bottoms; 23 pcs, est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: An assembled service, as stated, with matching decoration. The bottles lacking stoppers. General marks and scratches commensurate with age and use. General rubbed wear and scattered losses to gilding. Gilding entirely lacking from handle of one mug. Scattered losses to applied decoration.

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A Christofle silver-plated & crystal center bowl

Lot 1030: A Christofle silver-plated & crystal center bowl

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Description: 1862 - 1935, with oval ''CC'' mark within a square, further stamped ''Christofle'' and numbered ''900651'', the bowl possibly by Baccarat, of circular form, fluted with a scalloped rim, mounted to flared standard supported on three monopodia, 13.5'' H x 16.75'' Dia., est: $3000/4000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Rubbed wear to base with only traces of gilt finish remaining. Scattered scratches and marks commensurate with age.

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A pair of Continental .812 silver candlesticks

Lot 1031: A pair of Continental .812 silver candlesticks

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Description: 19th century, marked only ''V'' and ''13'', each Rococo style with baluster-form standard on a circular base, weighted, 2 pcs, each 10.75'' H x 5'' Dia., gross weight 40.3 oz troy tw approximately, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with age and use. Weighted, as stated.

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A sterling silver jardiniere

Lot 1032: A sterling silver jardiniere

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, marked only ''Sterling / 5327 / 13 1/2 in.'', circular, the ribbon-tied reeded rim interrupted by four rocaille clasps, over an acanthus border above the concave walls decorated with pierced lattice work panels between pierced rocaille clasps, on a convex foot, with a silver-plated liner, 4.5'' H x 13.375'' Dia., 36.3 oz troy approximately, est: $600/900.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with age and use. Some polish residue to crevices. The liner unmarked. Weight does not include liner.

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A Christofle silver-plated table plateau

Lot 1033: A Christofle silver-plated table plateau

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Description: 1862 - 1935, with oval maker's mark within a square, further marked ''Christofle'', ''2846895'' and ''55'', oblong, the beveled mirror plate with a balustraded half-gallery with dolphin terminals at each end, on a molded base, backed with a wooden panel, 3'' H x 31.5'' W x 17.25'' D, est: $6000/8000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with age and use. Polish residue to crevices.

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A pair of Continental silver oyster dishes

Lot 1034: A pair of Continental silver oyster dishes

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Description: Probably late 19th century, marked only ''CD'' and ''13'', the silver content untested, probably .800 or higher, each circular, the rim decorated with blossoms and twining stems extending to the shallow body between the eight shell-shaped indentations, on a circular foot, 2 pcs, each 2.25'' H x 9.75'' Dia., 12.2 oz troy tw approximately, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches and tarnishing commensurate with age and use. Each with scattered minor dings.

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A Paul Sormani ormolu-mounted walnut & parquetry vitrine

Lot 1035: A Paul Sormani ormolu-mounted walnut & parquetry vitrine

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Description: Late 19th century, French, signed to lockplate ''Vve P. Sormani & Fils / 10 r. Charlot Paris'', the break-fronted cornice surmounted by a domed acanthus finial to each corner, and with two seated putti flanking a central foliate crest, over continuous egg-and-dart molding above the scrolling grapevine frieze interrupted by four acanthus and grapevine clasps heading the fluted stiles dividing the central hinged glazed door from the two flanking glazed and partially paneled doors, each door applied with floral garlands and opening to a floral silk-lined and mirrored interior with adjustable shelves, on short acanthus-cast toupie feet, with later key, est: $15,000/20,000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Expertly restored and refinished. Light marks and scratches. Scattered minor nicks along edges. The silk possibly replaced. The key later as stated, but matching in style.

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A pair of French gilt bronze candelabra, Barbedienne

Lot 1036: A pair of French gilt bronze candelabra, Barbedienne

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, each stamped ''BF'', each with an oblong base relief-decorated with a scene of frolicking cherubs, supporting a winged cherub emerging from clouds, issuing a tripod standard topped with a central light encircled by three bifurcated foliate-sheathed ''S''-form candle arms and two ram's mask-headed ''J''-form candlearms, each with fluted urn-form sockets, electrified, each 26.5'' H x 14'' Dia., est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Height does not include later-added light bulb sleeves. Overall good condition. General marks and rubbed wear commensurate with age and use. Each with an old restoration to one candle arm. Electrical wires are tied to exterior of each candle arm, not threaded through. Wiring should be checked by a qualified electrician prior to use.

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Pair French gilt bronze 4-light candelabra

Lot 1037: Pair French gilt bronze 4-light candelabra

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, each engraved ''F. Linke'' to base, each with a rocaille-cast circular foot and baluster-form stem issuing three foliate candle arms surrounding a central light, 2 pcs, each 19'' H x 11.5'' Dia., est: $5000/8000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks and rubbed wear commensurate with age and use. One with an older repair to one arm.

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A French Boulle marquetry tall case clock

Lot 1038: A French Boulle marquetry tall case clock

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, signed to backplate ''F. Dardenne a Orleans'', the relief-cast gilt circular dial inset with white porcelain cartouches with black Roman numeral hours beneath a beveled glass aperture, within a shaped gilt-bronze-mounted and brass and tortoiseshell-inlaid case surmounted by a figure of Father Time, the trunk with a sunburst mask and an oval glazed aperture for the sunburst pendulum, the whole raised on acanthus-cast paw feet, 92'' H x 31'' W x 14.5'' D, est: $12,000/18,000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Expertly restored and refinished. Light marks and scratches. Scattered repairs to veneer. Winds and runs. Movement complete.

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Alexandre Altmann (1885-1950 Russian)

Lot 1039: Alexandre Altmann (1885-1950 Russian)

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Description: Still life with chrysanthemums, signed lower right: Alexandre Altmann, oil on canvas, 26.25'' H x 30'' W, est: $5000/7000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. A few specks of gold leaf on the painted surface upper right corner. Blacklight: A 4'' x .5'' area of touch-up below the signature and a small spot of touch-up above the signature.

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Max Streckenbach (1863-1936 German)

Lot 1040: Max Streckenbach (1863-1936 German)

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Description: Matilija poppies in a vase, signed lower right: M. Streckenbach, oil on canvas, 28'' H x 32.5'' W, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Stretcher bar creases along all four edges. Flecks of paint loss upper left corner, lower center and lower left. A 2'' scratch through the signature lower right. Artist's pinholes all four sides. Blacklight: Apparently no restoration under blacklight. Difficult to read under varnish.

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Sergei Mikhailovich Kolesnikoff (1889-1952 Russian)

Lot 1041: Sergei Mikhailovich Kolesnikoff (1889-1952 Russian)

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Description: Sailboats in a harbor, signed lower left: S. Kolesnikoff, watercolor on paper under glass, sight size: 10.25'' H x 14.75'' W, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. A 2.5'' scratch upper left corner. Not examined out of the frame.

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Rudolf Rudolfovich Frenz (1888-1956 Russian)

Lot 1042: Rudolf Rudolfovich Frenz (1888-1956 Russian)

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Description: Figures dancing on stage, study for a plate design, signed in Cyrllic and dated lower left: 1922, inscribed in Cyrillic lower right, with a Russian stamp verso, gouache, ink and pastel on brown paper under glass, the image: 11'' Dia., est: $3000/5000. Literature: Yevgeny Kovtun, ''Avant-Garde Art in Russia 1920-1964'', St. Petersburg, Russia, 1996, no. 324, illustration of the plate.

Condition Report: Visual: The paper with scattered cracks and associated flecks of loss and a few minor tears on the painted area; and with scattered folds, handling creases and very minor toning and soiling in the background. The verso stamp has bled through to the paper's recto. Not examined out of the frame.

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A white marble figural group Leda & the swan

Lot 1043: A white marble figural group Leda & the swan

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, unsigned, on an integral base, 39'' H x 19'' W x 14'' D, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: General dark marks, scratches and abrasions commensurate with age. Scattered chipped losses. A larger (2.5'' x 2'') loss to base along bottom edge. A narrow 1''-long gouge to figure's back. Restorations with discoloration to figure's right foot, extending into base. A small infilled area to figure's left shoulder.

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An Italian white marble bust

Lot 1044: An Italian white marble bust

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Description: Circa 1900, signed to rear ''E. Rossi'' (Edoardo Rossi, Naples Italy) and with plaque to base inscribed ''Vierge / Medaille d'Or Paris 1900 / E. Rossi - Naples'', mounted to a variegated marble plinth, overall 26'' H x 17'' W x 9'' D, est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. A .5'' dia. divot to front on drapery.

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An Italian carved soapstone figural lamp

Lot 1045: An Italian carved soapstone figural lamp

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Description: Circa 1920, signed to rear ''M Bertolini'' and inscribed ''Made in Italy'', modeled as a maiden holding a bouquet standing on a stepped rectangular plinth beside a columnar standard supporting a domed shade decorated with bow-tied floral garlands, electrified, 25'' H x 6.25'' W x 5.75'' D, est: $500/800.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Some marks, rubbed wear, scratches and discoloration commensurate with age and use. The bouquet with traces of yellow and green paint. Wiring should be checked by a qualified electrician prior to use.

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A pair of large Capodimonte porcelain vases

Lot 1046: A pair of large Capodimonte porcelain vases

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Description: Mid 20th century, with underglaze blue crowned ''N'' mark, each urn-form body gilt and polychrome-decorated, modeled in deep relief with a continuous scene of mythological figures performing a ritual sacrifice in a landscape with temples and trees, flanked by scrolled handles suspending a laurel swag, on a socle over a shaped square base, 2 pcs, 23.5'' H x 13'' W x 10'' D, est: $1500/2500.

Condition Report: Generally good condition. One with overpainted repairs to both handles. The other with an overpainted repair to cane held by satyr.

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A gilt & polychromed wood blackamoor torchiere

Lot 1047: A gilt & polychromed wood blackamoor torchiere

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Description: Early 20th century, the female figure in richly patterned costume depicted standing, her left hand held aloft grasping a torch, her right hand outstretched holding a circular platform, atop a painted pedestal with angled corners, 82'' H x 17'' W x 17'' D, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General wear, nicks, and shrinkage cracks commensurate with age. Cracks and nicked losses to timber. Craquelure and losses to paint revealing white gesso and bare wood, including one 1'' diameter area to front of figure and larger losses to rear of figure and to top of pedestal. Patches of old paint restoration to face, arms and legs.

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Pair Baroque style carved wood armchairs

Lot 1048: Pair Baroque style carved wood armchairs

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Description: Late 19th century, each with a high pierced back crested with two lions flanking a crowned shell clasp, over foliate scrolls flanking an inset, close-nailed polychromed and tooled leather panel, joined to a trapezoidal padded seat covered with later replaced red leather, flanked by foliate-carved open arms, on foliate and lion's mask supports joined by a pierced stretcher carved similarly to the crest rail, on claw-and-ball feet, 2 pcs, each 57.75'' H x 30'' W x 25.5'' D, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Each in overall good condition. General marks, scratches, rubbed wear, minor shrinkage cracks and minor nicks commensurate with age and use. Cracks and rubbed wear to tooled leather panels. Wear to feet. Large worm holes throughout. Some glued repairs to joints. Structurally sound. Seats covered with later replaced leather, as stated.

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A Renaissance Revival carved walnut cabinet

Lot 1049: A Renaissance Revival carved walnut cabinet

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Description: Circa 1920's, the rectangular top with a molded, foliate carved edge over a frieze drawer carved with palmettes centering a mask, above a central hinged paneled door carved with a narrative scene of figures in an interior, flanked by on each side by two uprights faced with male mythological figures, each pair separated by an arched niche enclosing a further mythological figure, the left-hand niche hinged and opening to a ''secret'' compartment; the side panels each carved with a large cartouche centering an espagnolette, the rear uprights faced with figures of satyrs; on a palmette and strapwork-carved ovolo-molded base raised on circular feet, with key, 35.5'' H x 62'' W x 23.5'' D, est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Structurally sound. General scratches, marks and wear commensurate with age and use. Inactive woodworm holes to rear panel. An element held in the figure of Mercury's hand broken off and re-glued. A small loss to left-hand corner of frieze. Scattered cracks to timber. A five-inch-long splinter with lifting on lower right corner of central hinged door caused by friction from door opening and closing. The interior with a removable shelf.

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Pair Baroque style carved oak armchairs

Lot 1050: Pair Baroque style carved oak armchairs

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, each with a foliate C-scroll crest rail centering a cartouche, over a square back and seat joined by padded, scrolled open arms, on cabriole legs with claw-and-ball feet, covered in green damask cloth (the top of seat of one replaced with green velvet), 2 pcs, each 47.5'' H x 25'' W x 23'' D, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: Each in overall good condition. General marks, scratches, rubbed wear, minor shrinkage cracks and minor nicks commensurate with age and use. Wear to feet. Structurally sound. One chair with loss to one toe of one foot, looseness to cross stretcher, and with green velvet on the top of seat replacing the damask upholstery, as stated. The seat of the other chair with severe fraying to damask. Damask of both chairs with heavy soiling.

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A carved & painted wood floor lamp

Lot 1051: A carved & painted wood floor lamp

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Description: Early 20th century, the fluted and foliate carved standard issuing three sockets surmounted by a damask shade, all on a triangular base with foliate feet flanking shell clasps, electrified, 75'' H x 19.5'' Dia., est: $400/600.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General rubbed wear. Scattered nicks and chips to paint revealing white gesso. The shade soiled and lacking several tassels. Lamp should be checked by a qualified electrician prior to use.

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