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Auction Description for John Moran: Decorative Arts Auction
Viewing Notes:
Prospective bidders may preview all lots offered in person at sale location: Pasadena Convention Center (lower east side), 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101. Sale preview begins at 12.00 p.m. and continues throughout sale.
Sale Notes:
www.johnmoran.com

Decorative Arts Auction

(225 Lots)

by John Moran Auctioneers


225 lots with images

June 18, 2013

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 gilt & patinated bronze mantel clock, Bolviller

Lot 1001: A gilt & patinated bronze mantel clock, Bolviller

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, French, the twin train movement stamped ''Bolviller / a Paris'' within an oval and ''176'', and further stamped with ''Japy Freres / Medaille d'or'' seal, the circular white enamel dial also marked ''Bolviller a Paris'', with black Roman hours and steel hands, within a floral-cast bezel beneath a beveled glass aperture within a shaped oblong case cast with a floral garland and foliate scrolls, with pierced sections backed by white marble panels, surmounted by figures of a cherub and a maiden seated to each side of a bird's nest, 15'' H x 17'' W x 5'' D, est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Probably re-gilt. Lacking rear door. No winding key. Working condition unknown. Moran's does not guarantee working condition of clocks and watches.

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A pair of gilt & patinated bronze candelabra

Lot 1002: A pair of gilt & patinated bronze candelabra

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, each modeled as a cherub holding aloft a torch ''en flambeau'' issuing three scrolling branches terminating in phoenix heads supporting foliate-cast urn-form sockets, mounted on a square yellow marble plinth raised on toupie feet, 22.25'' H x 7'' Dia., est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: General marks, scratches and rubbed wear commensurate with age and use. Some wax drips. One scroll of one candle arm is a later replacement made of gilt white metal of slightly mis-matched color and with a visible seam where it was re-attached. The same arm also with a repaired break to stem.

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A pair of Rococo style gilt bronze wall sconces

Lot 1003: A pair of Rococo style gilt bronze wall sconces

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, each with a floral, foliate and scroll-cast backplate issuing five branches, each terminating in an acanthus leaf drip pan supporting an urn-form socket, 10'' H x 15'' W x 17.5'' D, est: $700/900.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks and scratches commensurate with age and use. Extensive rubbed wear and spots and patches of oxidation to gilding. Wax residue to drip pans. Drilled holes to several leaf tips of drip pans.

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A Louis XVI style gilt bronze & white marble clock

Lot 1004: A Louis XVI style gilt bronze & white marble clock

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, the Roman numerals and arrow-form hands applied to a black-painted sphere adorned with stars, held aloft by three inward-facing cherubs atop a column encircled with a floral garland, over an incurved square base, 15.25'' H x 5.5'' W x 5.5'' D, est: $400/600.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches and rubbed wear commensurate with age. Hands slightly bent. Re-finished. The door to rear sealed shut. No key. Working condition unknown. Moran's does not guarantee working condition of clocks and watches.

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A pair of Napoleon III gilt bronze candelabra

Lot 1005: A pair of Napoleon III gilt bronze candelabra

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Description: Third quarter 19th century, unmarked, each modeled as a winged female half-figure holding in each hand two upswept cornucopia-form branches terminating in mask-cast nozzles with circular removable wax pans, her head supporting a single lotus-cast nozzle, standing on a stepped plinth decorated with lyres and espagnolettes, 2 pcs, each: 27.5'' H x 10.5'' W x 7'' D, est: $4000/6000.

Condition Report: Each: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches and rubbing to surfaces commensurate with age. Scattered dark spots. Drilled for electricity in several places to base and body. Not currently wired for electricity.

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A Louis XV style parquetry bureau plat

Lot 1006: A Louis XV style parquetry bureau plat

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Description: Circa 1920's - 1930's, gilt bronze-mounted, the serpentine top inset with a gilt-tooled red leather writing surface, over three drawers opposed by three false drawers, raised on cabriole legs, 30'' H x 49'' W x 27.5'' D, est: $1500/2000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches, and wear commensurate with age and use. Scattered minor nicks, shrinkage cracks, lifting to veneer. Sun fading and dryness to veneer. Heavier wear to veneer of inward-facing planes of legs, including approximately 15 chipped losses, several repairs and some buckling. A 1.5'' repair to veneer of drawer front. Leather top with rubbed wear, stains and gouges. No key.

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A French giltwood armchair / bergere a oreilles

Lot 1007: A French giltwood armchair / bergere a oreilles

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, the padded back, seat, arms and loose cushion covered in later mint green velvet, the frame guilloche and foliate-carved with a bowknot-and-laurel wreath cresting, raised on rosette-capped fluted tapering legs, 45'' H x 28'' W x 21.5'' D, est: $700/900.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Structurally sound. General marks, scratches and minor shrinkage cracks commensurate with age and use. A few scattered minor nicks to carving and rubbed wear to gilding revealing red bole and white gesso. Upholstery in clean, useable condition.

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A Neoclassical giltwood pedestal / stand

Lot 1008: A Neoclassical giltwood pedestal / stand

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, the circular bowl-shaped platform with inset velvet top within a molded and beaded edge over a wavescroll-carved frieze above a fluted cup centering a rosette and acorn finial, raised on three rams-head monopodia on an incurved triangular base, 46'' H x 16'' Dia., est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches and wear commensurate with age and use. Gilding with cracks and scattered small nicks and rubbed wear revealing white gesso and red bole. Paint touched up in areas. Two small, shallow over-painted losses to one leg. The velvet faded and worn.

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A Steinway Model O Louis XV grand piano

Lot 1009: A Steinway Model O Louis XV grand piano

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Description: 1926, New York, serial # 235704, the carved walnut case with acanthus-headed cabriole legs terminating in scrolled feet raised on brass casters, together with a matching bench, 40'' H x 5'10'' W x 58.5'' D, est: $6000/8000. Note: Steinway currently makes the Louis XV style case only in the 5'7'' Model M.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General light scratches and marks to case. Refinished and overhauled, probably within the last twenty years. Re-strung. Tight cracks to soundboard. One key sticks. Would benefit from tuning. The case with cherry finish.

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An Italian Rococo style painted bedroom set

Lot 1010: An Italian Rococo style painted bedroom set

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Description: Early 20th century, comprising: one twin size bed frame (53.5'' H x 44'' W x 79'' D), two commodes (each 35'' H x 47'' W x 24'' D), one kneehole desk (30.5'' H x 42.5'' W x 24'' D), one side table 26'' H x 33'' W x 21'' D), one vanity table (30.5'' H x 42.5'' W x 24'' D), one coral velvet-upholstered stool (19'' H x 21.5'' W x 14'' D), one petit commode or nightstand (32.5'' H x 22.75'' W x 13'' D), one end table (26'' H x 19.5'' W x 17.5'' D), one pink velvet-upholstered armchair (32.5'' H 25'' W x 19.5'' D), one green velvet-upholstered side chair (39.5'' H x 21'' W x 18.5'' D), and two coral velvet-upholstered side chairs (each 39'' H x 20'' W x 17'' D); each polychrome-painted with floral bouquets and various vignettes of rustic figures in landscapes or amongst ruins, and gilt scrolling foliate borders on a cream-colored ground; 13 pcs, est: $3000/4000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. All pieces appear to be structurally sound. General marks, nicks, scratches and wear to timber commensurate with age and use. Scattered losses to painted surfaces. Scattered minor losses to timber. Some pieces with evident repairs and restorations to timber and paint. Shrinkage cracks commensurate with age, including a crack running the entire width of top of desk, with corresponding losses to paint. Hardware varied and mismatched; some or all hardware later replacements. Upholstery of chairs and stool of varying colors, as noted in description. Glass tops accompany commodes, desk, and tables. Tops with adhesive circular cushions.

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An Italian Baroque style chest of drawers

Lot 1011: An Italian Baroque style chest of drawers

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Description: 20th century construction, a marriage of older and newer timber, the rectangular top with molded edge over an egg-and-dart cornice above three drawers, each drawer front veneered with applied diamond and rectangular fielded panels, raised on shaped bracket feet, 36'' H x 45.25'' W x 18.75'' D, est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: Origin and date of older pieces of timber unknown. Newer parts include: drawer interiors, drawer pulls, exterior of base and feet. Older pieces re-finished. Visible old woodworm throughout. General nicks, scratches and rubbed wear. Structurally sound.

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Roberto Raimondi (1877-1961 Italian)

Lot 1012: Roberto Raimondi (1877-1961 Italian)

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Description: Two figures in an ornate interior, signed with conjoined initials, inscribed and dated upper right: R. Raimondi Roma 1901, watercolor on paper laid to board under glass, 21'' H x 14.5'' W, est: $4000/6000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. A few spots of paint loss due to frame abrasion along the edges. Minor toning to the paper.

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Cyrus Cuneo (1879-1916 San Francisco, CA)

Lot 1013: Cyrus Cuneo (1879-1916 San Francisco, CA)

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Description: Two works: ''Pursuit of Diana'' and ''Diana Advancing on the Flutist'', each incised with signatures lower left and lower right: Cyrus Cuneo, gouache and ink wash on board, sight size, the first: 11.25 x 7; the second: 11.5'' H x 7.75'' W, est: $800/1200. Note: The first inscribed verso: He laid in her trembling palm the conquered Diana. The second inscribed verso: But he continued to toot & his goddess continued to advance.

Condition Report: Visual: Each: Generally good condition. Minor toning and soiling. Minor frame abrasion with some scattered abrasions and a few spots of surface paper remnants.

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Saverio Altamura (1826-1897 Italian)

Lot 1014: Saverio Altamura (1826-1897 Italian)

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Description: Figures harvesting crops, unsigned, oil on canvas, 14'' H x 23.75'' W, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Crazing throughout. Blacklight: A dime-sized spot of touch-up to right center edge. Two small spots of touch-up to center. A few small spots of touch-up to upper center. Heavy varnish.

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19th Century Italian School, Mount Vesuvius

Lot 1015: 19th Century Italian School, Mount Vesuvius

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Description: Figures on a path before a sweeping view of the Gulf of Naples with Mount Vesuvius smoking in the distance, appears unsigned, gouache on board, 10.25'' H x 15.25'' W, est: $700/900.

Condition Report: Visual: Scattered tiny specks of flaking in the sky, near the figures and in the center. Some oxidation primarily in the lower half.

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Carl Muller (1862-1938 Austrian)

Lot 1016: Carl Muller (1862-1938 Austrian)

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Description: Venice Lagoon scene, signed lower left: C. Muller, oil on canvas, 16'' H x 26'' W, est: $1500/2500.

Condition Report: Visual: Scattered spots of craquelure throughout the sky. Craquelure in the larger domed building. Stretcher bar creases along the left side. Surface dirt. Blacklight: A 5.5'' x 1'' spot of touch-up to center. Scattered spots of touch-up throughout the tree on the right edge. A few small spots of touch-up lower right.

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A carved white marble sculpture

Lot 1017: A carved white marble sculpture

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Description: Probably early 20th century, unsigned, depicting a cherub inscribing a stone, 25'' H x 19'' W x 7'' D, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Overall good condition.

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T.N. MacLean 'A Spring Festival' bronze

Lot 1018: T.N. MacLean 'A Spring Festival' bronze

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Description: 1881, signed and dated ''T. Nelson MacLean / Sculp. 1881'' (Thomas Nelson MacLean 1845-1894 British), titled ''Spring Festival'' and inscribed ''Suggested by / Alma Tadema's Picture'', modeled after Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's oil painting ''On the Road to the Temple of Ceres: A Spring Festival'', depicting two classically draped maidens dancing with tambourines, on a circular naturalistic base, 28'' H x 13'' Dia., est: $6000/9000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches and rubbed wear commensurate with age and use. The patina a rich brown.

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After A.- E. Carrier-Belleuse 'Melodie' bronze

Lot 1019: After A.- E. Carrier-Belleuse 'Melodie' bronze

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Description: 20th century, inscribed to base ''A. Carrier Belleuse / Hors Concours'' with title plaque inscribed ''Melodie'', depicting a classically draped woman holding a lyre and seated on a pedestal over an octagonal base mounted to a green marble plinth, the figure patinated in two colors, 32'' H x 18'' W x 14'' D, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks and scratches commensurate with age. Finish with rubbed wear and some oxidation.

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E.-L. Picault, two bronze relief plaques

Lot 1020: E.-L. Picault, two bronze relief plaques

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Description: Late 19th century, each signed ''E. Picault'' (Emile-Louis Picault 1833 - 1915 French), circular, the first of Othello and Desdemona, depicting the recumbent Desdemona as the Moor gazes upon her; the second of Bathsheba and David, depicting the almost nude Bathsheba seated on a divan as an attendant fans her and David watches; each in a circular pierced Gothic style fire-gilt brass frame, 2 pcs, each overall: 1'' H x 21'' Dia., est: $3000/4000.

Condition Report: Each: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches and rubbed wear commensurate with age. The first slightly bent along 4'' of outer edge of frame.

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A group of Bohemian enameled cranberry glass

Lot 1021: A group of Bohemian enameled cranberry glass

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Description: Second half 19th century, comprising: a large pedestal bowl (9.75'' H x 10.25'' Dia.), a compote (10'' H x 6.5'' Dia.), and a pair of candlesticks (each 11'' H x 8'' Dia.), each polychrome-painted with a continuous frieze of classical figures and gilt and white foliate borders, 4 pcs, est: $1500/2500.

Condition Report: Overall very good condition. Light scratches and light rubbed wear. Some wax residue to candle sockets.

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A Hutschenreuther porcelain plaque Queen Louise

Lot 1022: A Hutschenreuther porcelain plaque Queen Louise

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, Selb, Bavaria, impressed with monogram ''CMHR'' within a circle and size code ''107'', and with partial paper label hand inscribed ''7868 / ue'', of rectangular outline, after Gustav Karl Ludwig Richter (1823 - 1884 German), a portrait of Louise, Queen of Prussia (1776 - 1810) descending a staircase in a garden with thunder clouds in the distance, within a pierced carved giltwood frame, the plaque alone: 5.875'' H x 4'' W; overall: 9.75'' H x 8'' W x 1'' D, est: $500/700.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks and scratches commensurate with age. Porcelain with rubbing to surface overall. The frame with small losses to carving of upper left corner, rubbed wear to gilding and typical minor shrinkage cracks that do not affect stability.

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An Italian porcelain plaque Madonna after Raphael

Lot 1023: An Italian porcelain plaque Madonna after Raphael

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Description: Early 20th century, Florence, Italy, printed red mark ''Firenze'' beneath a fleur-de-lys, impressed ''150'' and inscribed ''150 R/ 1287'', with paper label of Florentine frame maker ''A. Signorini'' affixed to cardboard backing, of circular outline, depicting the ''Madonna della sedia'' (or ''Madonna della seggiola'') after Raphael, within a square pierced carved giltwood frame, the plaque alone: 5.5'' Dia.; overall: 11.25'' H x 11.25'' W x 1.25'' D, est: $600/800.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks and scratches commensurate with age. Porcelain with rubbing to surface overall.The frame with two losses to carving on the right-hand side and one minor loss to lower left corner, and with rubbed wear revealing red bole, and typical minor shrinkage cracks that do not affect stability.

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A Rozenburg painted porcelain plaque

Lot 1024: A Rozenburg painted porcelain plaque

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Description: 1901, The Hague, Holland, illegibly signed lower right, marked verso ''Rozenburg Den Haag'' with crown and stork, also with approval mark, order number ''189'' and year code, depicting a gentleman in Renaissance era costume against a mottled brown and green background, within a wooden frame, overall 21.5'' H x 19.5'' W, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: The plaque alone 15'' H x 12.75'' W. Overall good condition. General scratches and rubbed wear commensurate with age. Some chipped wear along verso edges, does not affect front edges. Somewhat loose in frame. The frame in good condition.

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Johann Friedrich Dieterich (1787-1846 German)

Lot 1025: Johann Friedrich Dieterich (1787-1846 German)

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Description: An Empire period family portrait, circa 1830s, unsigned, gouache and watercolor on paper laid to board under glass, paper size: 7.75'' H x 10.25'' W, est: $800/1200. Note: The present work is a departure from the artist's more typical history paintings. The stylistically primitive execution may relate to Dieterich's experiences painting in Italy in the 1820s and 1830s, where he was influenced by the Nazarenes, a group of painters who studied and emulated Raphael and the ''primitive'' style of the Renaissance (email, D.B. Smedstad, LACMA Head librarian, 29 February 2000). Together with an original artist expertise statement from Viennese historian and author Dr. Bruno Grimschitz, dated 11 May 1957.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Minor crazing throughout. Tiny specks of instability with scattered losses along the left edge, on the father's right arm, and a few more minor scattered specks of loss along the lower edge, in the upper right, and beneath the window in the lower center. A few minor scattered surface abrasions.

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19th Century Portrait of a child, possibly Russian

Lot 1026: 19th Century Portrait of a child, possibly Russian

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Description: Seated child with a Cossack doll and an open-faced pocket watch, appears unsigned, oil canvas laid to canvas, 29.25'' H x 23'' W, est: $500/800.

Condition Report: Visual: Craquelure throughout. Frame abrasion along all four sides. Small flecks of paint loss left center. Blacklight: Two large areas of touch-up upper left. One 8'' x 5''. The other 4'' x 4''. An area of touch-up upper left corner. Touch-up along the left and right side of the child. Crack-fill throughout. Heavy varnish.

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Pjotr Stajanow (19th Century- Russian)

Lot 1027: Pjotr Stajanow (19th Century- Russian)

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Description: ''The Wedding'', appears unsigned, oil on canvas, 24'' H x 39.5'' W, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: Visual: Craquelure and surface dirt throughout. Blacklight: A 10'' x 6'' area of touch-up in the upper center with a corresponding verso patch. Uneven varnish.

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August Piepenhagen (1791-1868 German)

Lot 1028: August Piepenhagen (1791-1868 German)

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Description: Czech landscape, appears unsigned, asphalt on cardboard, 10'' H x 12.75'' W, est: $800/1200. Note: With a Prague gallery label and stamps inscribed in Czech verso.

Condition Report: Visual: Discolored varnish. Blacklight: A 2'' x 2'' area of touch-up in the upper left corner, a nickel-sized area of touch-up in the upper right corner. Tiny scattered dots of touch-up in the center.

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Fredrick Waters Watts (1800-1862 British)

Lot 1029: Fredrick Waters Watts (1800-1862 British)

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Description: The Rhine at Drachenfels, appears unsigned, oil on canvas laid to canvas, 28.5'' H x 36.5'' W, est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: Visual: Scattered spots of surface dirt, a few spots of framing gilt in the sky in the upper right. Frame abrasion. Tacking edges removed when lined. Blacklight: Extensive touch-up throughout the sky. Touch-up and crack fill scattered on the buildings and throughout the scene.

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Anton Mauve (1838-1888 Dutch)

Lot 1030: Anton Mauve (1838-1888 Dutch)

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Description: Cows in a Dutch landscape, signed and dated lower left: A. Mauve f. 1860, oil on panel, 12.25'' H x 17.5'' W, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Crazing throughout. Two tiny scratches lower left edge. Blacklight: No evidence of touch-up under blacklight.

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Jan Knikker (1889-1957 Dutch)

Lot 1031: Jan Knikker (1889-1957 Dutch)

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Description: Two women in front of a country cottage feeding chickens, signed lower left: J. Knikker, oil on canvas laid to board, 14.25'' H x 12'' W, est: $600/800.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Small area of crazing upper center. Surface dirt. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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A Tahan parquetry lap desk & tea caddy

Lot 1032: A Tahan parquetry lap desk & tea caddy

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Description: Each second half 19th century, French, each stamped to lockplate ''Tahan a Paris'', the lap desk with a waved, hinged cover parquetry-inlaid with various woods and mother-of-pearl in a diagonal lattice pattern within a cross-banded border, opening to reveal a rosewood-veneered interior fitted with a divided compartment holding two glass and gilt-metal ink pots, and with a hinged writing surface lined with red moire silk over a further compartment, together with key; the tea caddy of rectangular form with a serpentine-molded, cross-banded hinged lid opening to reveal an interior divided into two compartments with lids; 2 pcs, the lap desk 3.5'' H x 14'' W x 10'' D; the tea caddy 5.5'' H x 10'' W x 5.75'' D, est: $400/600.

Condition Report: Each with general marks and scratches commensurate with age and use. The lap desk in overall good condition, with a few small losses to marquetry inlay, two 3''-long restorations to veneer of top edge of rear, and lifting along 4.5'' of molding along lower edge of right side- easily repairable. Key of lap desk does not appear to function in lock. The tea caddy with later paper lining to compartments, and lacking upright from rear left corner of exterior; the missing piece not retained. No key to tea caddy.

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A tortoiseshell tea caddy & cigarette case

Lot 1033: A tortoiseshell tea caddy & cigarette case

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Description: 19th century, the tea caddy of serpentine form with a stepped and coved hinged lid opening to reveal an ivory-bordered interior divided into two foil-lined lidded compartments, the whole raised on round wooden feet; the cigarette case rectangular with a slightly domed four-paneled hinged cover centering a plate monogrammed 'J (?) W'', opening to reveal an ivory-bordered velvet-lined interior; 2 pcs, the tea caddy 5.5'' H x 8'' W x 5'' D; the cigarette case 1'' H x 5'' W x 3.5'' D, est: $600/900.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Each with general scratches and wear commensurate with age and use. The exterior of tea caddy with seven losses to tortoiseshell veneer, the largest a 2''-long loss to lower edge of left side, and small losses to lids of compartments; a few pieces retained. The tea caddy lacking key. The cigarette case with a 3.5''-long loss to ivory on lid interior. The push-button clasp of cigarette case does not appear to function. The velvet lining of the tea caddy's lid and of the cigarette case are later replacements. The foil lining of tea caddy probably a later replacement.

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A Chinese export gilt-lacquer tea caddy

Lot 1034: A Chinese export gilt-lacquer tea caddy

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Description: 19th century, rectangular, decorated to each side and the hinged top with scenes of figures and buildings within foliate borders, opening to divided compartment fitted with two pewter canisters with carved ivory floreate knops, together with key, 4.25'' H x 9.25'' W x 6.5'' D, est: $400/600.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches and rubbed wear commensurate with age and use. Wear to decoration of lid and end panels fairly heavy. Three chipped losses to exterior- one .25'' to front edge of lid; one .5'' to rear right corner of lid, and one .5'' along bottom front edge. A .25'' chip to rim of lid interior. Scattered additional minute chips. Lock does not appear to function.

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A Chinese gilt-splashed bronze incense burner

Lot 1035: A Chinese gilt-splashed bronze incense burner

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Description: 17th / 18th century, with cast commemorative Xuande six-character mark, of rectangular form raised on four bracket feet, with a later pierced domed hardwood cover surmounted by a carved agate lingzhi finial, 6'' H x 7.375'' W x 5.25'' D, est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Measuremens include cover; the body alone: 3.25'' H. Overall good condition. Some light rubbed wear to cover. The cover probably 19th century.

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Pair of Chinese carved spinach jade covered urns

Lot 1036: Pair of Chinese carved spinach jade covered urns

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, each with carved Qianlong chop mark to body, each of flattened baluster form with a double Buddhistic lion finial atop a domed lid over a short neck flanked by dragon-headed handles each suspending a loose ring, joined to a tapering body elaborately relief-carved to front and back with archaistic motifs, mounted on later gilt metal bases; 2 pcs, 13.75'' H x 5.25'' W x 2.25'' D, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: General marks and scratches commensurate with age. Earthquake putty to mouth and lid of each. Finial of one lacking one lion.

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A Chinese red coral figural carving

Lot 1037: A Chinese red coral figural carving

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, the two figures seated atop the phoenix bird, together with a pierced carved wooden stand, overall 5.75'' H x 8'' W x 1.375'' D, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: The coral carving alone: 4.25'' H. Three visible restorations to figures. Coral carving not attached to wooden stand.

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A large Chinese carved ivory brush pot

Lot 1038: A large Chinese carved ivory brush pot

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Description: 19th century, of cylindrical form, elaborately carved all over in several levels of relief with a continuous scene of a procession of figures through a landscape filled with pavilions, walls, a bridge, boats on a river, rocks and trees, with additional figures and animals engaged in various activities on paths and in buildings, over a pierced floral border, atop a carved wooden base, overall 8.75'' H x 7'' Dia., est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: The brushpot alone: 6.25'' H x 4.75'' Dia. General marks and scratches commensurate with age and use. Lower edge of pot with some yellowish discoloration. A .25'' x .25'' loss restricted to the lower edge border. A vertical crack to molding above the loss. Wooden stand with a narrow .25'' long loss along top rim.

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A Chinese ivory Guanyin figure mounted as a lamp

Lot 1039: A Chinese ivory Guanyin figure mounted as a lamp

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Description: Probably late 19th / early 20th century, depicted standing, on a carved wood stand mounted on a cast gilt-metal base, the base fitted with a lamp standard terminating in a double socket and a cloth shade, electrified, overall 36'' H x 16'' W x 11'' D, est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: The figure alone: 15.5'' H. Overall good condition. The ivory with typical cracking and discoloration due to age. The electrical fittings do not affect the figure; the figure not drilled.

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A Burmese ivory figure of seated Buddha

Lot 1040: A Burmese ivory figure of seated Buddha

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Description: 19th century, depicted wearing a robe draped over one shoulder and falling in folds, mounted on a later rectangular wooden base, overall 6'' H x 4.75'' W x 3.5'' D, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: The figure alone: 4.75'' H x 3.25'' W x 1.875'' D. Overall good condition. The ivory with typical minor cracking and discoloration commensurate with age. The figure attached to the base with steel screws.

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A Japanese carved ivory travel shrine

Lot 1041: A Japanese carved ivory travel shrine

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Description: Late Meiji period, red signature seal to exterior, lotus-form, composed of detachable halves, the exterior relief-carved with veined leaves centering Japanese characters, the interior of each half carved in high relief with a figure of the seated Buddha, closed 1.75'' H x 3.5'' Dia., est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: Nicely carved. Typical discoloration to ivory due to age. Deep cracks to each half. One Buddha lacking sword originally held in hand; missing piece not retained.

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A Japanese carved ivory okimono (sculpture)

Lot 1042: A Japanese carved ivory okimono (sculpture)

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Description: Meiji period, with inlaid red signature, depicting a kneeling fishmonger in a patterned kimono cleaning a fish on a board laid over a basket of fish, beside further baskets of fish and vegetables, on a naturalistic wooden base, overall 5.75'' H x 8.5'' W x 5.5'' D, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: The baskets flanking the figure carved as separate pieces, joined to the figure with ivory pins; pieces loose where joined. One pin of left-hand basket broken off. A .25'' x .25'' loss and corresponding .125''-long crack to one right-hand basket. Patches of typical yellowish discoloration to ivory.

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A Japanese Satsuma vase, Ryozan, Yasuda Co

Lot 1043: A Japanese Satsuma vase, Ryozan, Yasuda Co

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Description: First half 19th century, signed in gilt Ryozan (Nakamura Tatsunosuke, d. 1841), and with Yasuda Trading Company red and gilt cartouche over gilt Shimazu mon, the short circular neck over a waisted hexagonal body on a circular foot, decorated in gilt and polychrome enamels with two panels, the first depicting bijin observing men unloading cargo beside a pier on a shore, the second depicting a pair of herons and blossoming cherry boughs, and with a brocade pattern to the shoulders, 9.75'' H x 4'' Dia., est: $600/800.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks and scratches commensurate with age. Rubbed wear to gilt borders and rim. Fine, even glaze crackle throughout.

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A Chinese green & mirror black porcelain vase

Lot 1044: A Chinese green & mirror black porcelain vase

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Description: Kangxi period (1662 - 1722), with light blue double-ring mark to underside, baluster-form, decorated with three dragons and a flowered ground reserved in green, the neck mounted with a later gilt-metal collar, together with a later carved pierced wooden cover and base, overall 14.75'' H x 7'' Dia., est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Superficial glaze abrasion to shoulder. Finial of cover loose. Earthquake putty residue to rim and foot. A crack to wooden base.

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A massive Chinese export Canton famille rose punchbowl

Lot 1045: A massive Chinese export Canton famille rose punchbowl

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Description: 19th century, unmarked, brightly decorated to interior and exterior with cartouches alternately containing scenes of courtiers in garden pavilions or compositions of flowers and birds, within borders of flowers, birds, butterflies and key frets with gilt highlights, together with a later wooden stand, 9'' H x 21.25'' Dia., est: $2000/3500.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches and rubbed wear commensurate with age. A few minor spots of abrasion to rim. The stand in good condition. The stand not included in dimensions.

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A Chinese celadon-glazed warming bowl 'zhuge wan'

Lot 1046: A Chinese celadon-glazed warming bowl 'zhuge wan'

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Description: Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), thickly potted in circular form with a hollow interior, the concave top incised with a bouquet of mixed flowers within a border of undulating foliate scrolls and blossoms, over deep curving sides decorated all over with scrolling foliage and blossoms, the base with a circular recess centering an aperture, 3.75'' H x 7.75'' Dia., est: $3000/4000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. A superficial .25'' dia. chip to glaze on rim.

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A pair of Chinese fishbowls

Lot 1047: A pair of Chinese fishbowls

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Description: Late 20th century, each of circular tapering form, decorated in the famille verte palette, the exteriors with five different mythological beasts, each within a cartouche reserved on a ground of flowers and butterflies beneath a yellow-ground ruyi-head border, the interiors with five large iron-red goldfish and aquatic plants, each on a wooden stand; 2 pcs, each 18'' H x 20.75'' Dia., est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: Overall height of each together with stand: 32''. Each in overall good condition, with light scratches, some marks and superficial soiling. The stands with scattered scratches, rubbed wear and a few minor nicks.

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Alberto Fabbi (1858-1906 Italian)

Lot 1048: Alberto Fabbi (1858-1906 Italian)

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Description: Figures in an ornate Oriental courtyard, signed and dated lower left: A. Fabbi 1883, oil on panel, 16'' H x 10.25'' W, est: $6000/9000.

Condition Report: Visual: A spot of craquelure in the upper right. A few minor surface cracks to the panel along the lower edge. An area of indentation in the upper center near the edge intrinsic to the board prior to the artist painting it. A diagonal surface scratch in between the figures. Uneven varnish and surface drips. Blacklight: A quarter-sized area of overpaint in the upper right. A few minor spots of touch-up in the dark pigments of the star window and to the right of the female figure's head. A spot of touch-up on the door frame in the left center.

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A 20th Century Indo-Persian painting

Lot 1049: A 20th Century Indo-Persian painting

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Description: Figures in a landscape with a painted floral border within an elaborate enamel and brass frame decorated with architectural enamel panels, gouache on paper, sight size: 24.5'' H x 20.5'' W, est: $900/1400. Note: Dimension of the frame: 25'' x 21.25''.

Condition Report: Visual of painting: A few spots of stain in the lower center and in the upper left margin edges. Presumably mounted to masonite, not examined out of the frame. Visual of frame: Losses, lifting and scattered repairs to the edge veneers.

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Two Indo-Persian paintings

Lot 1050: Two Indo-Persian paintings

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Description: The first: A two-sided calligraphied and painted book page depicting figures in a landscape, the painting presumably 20th century but the paper and calligraphy older, possibly as early as 17th century, unframed gouache and ink on paper; the second: an 18th or 19th century image of a standing saint, gouache and ink on paper laid to board with gilt highlights under glass, the first: image 10'' x 5''; paper 12.25'' x 7.25''. The second: image 5.25'' H x 3.25'' W, est: $600/900.

Condition Report: The first: Minor toning and soiling throughout with a heavier area of soiling and staining along the lower edge. Some fine, scattered stable craquelure in the painting. Some scattered spots of tape and paper residue along the verso margin edge. Adhered to the front mat with paper tape in the four corners and along the upper center edge. The second: With four scattered areas of loss in the lower margin edge. A 1'' vertical scattered line of loss in the left center margin. A repaired tear, approximately 2'' in the lower left related to the losses. Possible restoration to the paint in the lower left. Tiny minor wrinkles in the paper in the upper right. Not examined out of the frame.

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