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Auction Description for Mosby & Co. Auctions: Historical, Ethnographic & Decorative Arts

Historical, Ethnographic & Decorative Arts

by Mosby & Co. Auctions


285 lots with images

April 18, 2014

Live Auction

5714-A Industry La.

Frederick, MD, 21704 USA

Phone: (240) 629-8139

Fax: (888) 815-7740

Email: keith@mosbyauctions.com

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TWO OIL PAINTINGS ON BOARD

Lot 1: TWO OIL PAINTINGS ON BOARD

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Description: Peasants, signed Borrelli 69 LRC and a study of woman in chair with some inpainting on shoulder.

Condition Report: Good-VG

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TWO VICTORIAN FRAMES

Lot 2: TWO VICTORIAN FRAMES

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Description: Small walnut and gilt frame and larger Ash and gilt frame. Some chipping to corner on gilt to larger frame.

Condition Report: VG-Fine

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FRAME OIL ON ARTIST PANEL

Lot 3: FRAME OIL ON ARTIST PANEL

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Description: Unsigned study of a woman in older gilt frame. Painted on Malibu canvas panel. Minor surface imperfections. Sight 19 3/4" x 15 3/4" Overall 24" x 20"

Condition Report: VF

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19TH CENTURY OIL ON CANVAS OF A FARM SCENE

Lot 4: 19TH CENTURY OIL ON CANVAS OF A FARM SCENE

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Description: Unsigned work, in an ornate original frame, that has a very dusty surface. Frame has very minor damage to Gesso. Sight size: 28.5" X 20.5".

Condition Report: EX+

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MARBLE RELIEF SCULPTURE BY P.J. SEYMOUR

Lot 5: MARBLE RELIEF SCULPTURE BY P.J. SEYMOUR

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Description: Signed and dated 1883 featuring a nymph with cherubs, molded marble. Back with inset bronze medallion inscribed "Arts and commerce promoted." Provenance Christie's lot 885 Sale No. 8223. April 1999. Plaque is mounted in gesso and gilt wood frame. Frame shows repair and restoration. Site size is 12 3/4" x 8 5/8".

Condition Report: EX+

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FRAMED WATERCOLOR OF A BLACK MAN

Lot 6: FRAMED WATERCOLOR OF A BLACK MAN

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Description: Signed and dated 1856. Titled "Hugenot." Initials "W.B." Some scuffing and scratches to surface, mostly not in image. Nicely executed. Most likely English. Site 6" x 4 1/2".

Condition Report: Good-VG

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TEN WEDGWOOD CHARLES DICKENS PLATES

Lot 7: TEN WEDGWOOD CHARLES DICKENS PLATES

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Description: Edwardian Imperial Ivory plates. Two of Mr. Pickwick, two of the two Wellers, three of Bill Sikes and three of Mr. Micawber. No visible damage.

Condition Report: NM-Mint

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TWO LARGE CHINESE VASES

Lot 8: TWO LARGE CHINESE VASES

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Description: With blue decoration. Age unknown.

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THREE LARGE CHINESE PORCELAIN FIGURES

Lot 9: THREE LARGE CHINESE PORCELAIN FIGURES

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Description: Boy with fish, boy with duck, and kneeling girl. Age unknown, nice decorative pieces.

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TWO LARGE CHINESE VASES

Lot 10: TWO LARGE CHINESE VASES

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Description: Blue and white decoration on a pale green background with applied handles

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TWO LARGE BLUE AND WHITE CHINESE CHARGERS

Lot 11: TWO LARGE BLUE AND WHITE CHINESE CHARGERS

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Description: Impressive unsigned chargers, matched pair.

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1950'S CRACKLE GLASS BOWL WITH APPLIED BLUE DECORATIONS

Lot 12: 1950'S CRACKLE GLASS BOWL WITH APPLIED BLUE DECORATIONS

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Description: Given as a wedding gift June 11, 1950.

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CURRIER & IVES PRINT

Lot 13: CURRIER & IVES PRINT

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Description: "The Belle of New York" in original frame. Age toning and edge wear to print. Sight 14 5/8" x 11 1/2"

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOLLYHOCK PLANTER

Lot 14: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOLLYHOCK PLANTER

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Description: Comes with certificate from Frank Lloyd Wright foundation.

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FIGURAL TOBACCO JAR AND TOBY MUG

Lot 15: FIGURAL TOBACCO JAR AND TOBY MUG

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Description: German ceramic jar of a dog as a gentleman. Bottom inscribed "JM3321". Has a couple of tiny chips and light paint wear. Small royal Dalton Toby of a fox hunter titled "Gone Away"

Condition Report: VF-Mint

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MONK WITH BIBLE AND BEER

Lot 16: MONK WITH BIBLE AND BEER

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Description: Made by Reinhold Merkleback Germany. Bottom incised #4107. Pewter lid has small ding.

Condition Report: NM

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MEN IN A PUB BEER STEIN

Lot 17: MEN IN A PUB BEER STEIN

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Description: Made by Marzi and Remy in Germany. Colorful half liter stein. Bottom incised #1671.

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METTLACH LEGAL LIBRARY STEIN

Lot 18: METTLACH LEGAL LIBRARY STEIN

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Description: Features legal books scales of justice on the lid and a figural owl at thumb handle. Half liter. Bottom incised Mettlach 2001 date 1896.

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A MARZI AND REMY NORDIC MYTH BEER STEIN

Lot 19: A MARZI AND REMY NORDIC MYTH BEER STEIN

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Description: Unknown maker with images of Brunnhilde, Siegmund & Sieglinde. Half liter stein. Bottom #57

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BEETHOVEN AND MOZART STEIN BY GRIMSCHEID

Lot 20: BEETHOVEN AND MOZART STEIN BY GRIMSCHEID

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Description: Base and sized #1207. Half liter

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METTLACH TAPESTRY STEIN

Lot 21: METTLACH TAPESTRY STEIN

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Description: Featuring image of musician with beer mug. Holds half liter. Base inscribed Mettlach #1645. Made in 1885.

Condition Report: M

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LARGE 19TH CENTURY GERMAN STEIN WITH MUSICIANS

Lot 22: LARGE 19TH CENTURY GERMAN STEIN WITH MUSICIANS

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Description: 1 1/2 litre stein from an unknown maker. Bottom incised Germany #547.

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TALL COURTING COUPLE STEIN

Lot 23: TALL COURTING COUPLE STEIN

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Description: Made by Girmschied. Incised 1034 on base. Pewter lid has a couple dings to rim.

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TANNHAUSER BEER STEIN

Lot 24: TANNHAUSER BEER STEIN

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Description: Art nouveau design featuring a lute player above the Rhine river. Made by J.W. Remy. Half liter.

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CZECHOSLOVAKIAN BEER STEIN

Lot 25: CZECHOSLOVAKIAN BEER STEIN

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Description: 1 1/2 liter stein with beautifully hand painted image and gold trim. Unmarked. Some light wear to gold trim.

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LOHENGRIN AND ELSA OF BRABANT FIGURAL STEIN

Lot 26: LOHENGRIN AND ELSA OF BRABANT FIGURAL STEIN

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Description: Made in Germany by Girmscheid. Pewter lid has griffin thumb handle and is inscribed 1906. One liter.

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1884 METTLACH STEIN

Lot 27: 1884 METTLACH STEIN

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Description: Half liter stein by Villeroy & Boch with four different scenes of a hunter, musician, lovers and an old man with death.

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WOTAN AND BRUNNHILDE BEER STEIN

Lot 28: WOTAN AND BRUNNHILDE BEER STEIN

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Description: Art nouveau design featuring Scandinavian mythical characters. Made by Gerz. Half liter.

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METTLACH MOSAIC POURING VESSEL

Lot 29: METTLACH MOSAIC POURING VESSEL

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Description: Base marked Villeroy & Boch. Made in 1882. Tiny flake, possibly mold flaw to pouring spout. 4 liters.

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FOUR EARLY SMALL OIL LAMPS

Lot 30: FOUR EARLY SMALL OIL LAMPS

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Description: Green finger lamp marked Little Buttercup, clear hand-blown finger lamp with pontil mark, milk glass lamp with octagonal base and shade, and a nickel and brass lamp with milk glass shade. Minor wear.

Condition Report: VF-EX

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HANGING LEADED GLASS LAMP

Lot 31: HANGING LEADED GLASS LAMP

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Description: Circa 1910. Patterned after a Handel style but maker unknown. Rewired and replaced bulb sockets. No visible damage or repairs to glass or lead.

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EARLY HANGING OIL LAMP

Lot 32: EARLY HANGING OIL LAMP

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Description: Country type lamp with stamped tin shade. Has been electrified. Easily converted back to oil.

Condition Report: VG

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SLAG GLASS LAMP BY PETERS COMPANY

Lot 33: SLAG GLASS LAMP BY PETERS COMPANY

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Description: Spelter shade is in exceptionally nice condition with no broken or damaged parts. Light wear to paint. Rewired with new sockets.

Condition Report: EX

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TWO TIN AND GLASS NIGHT LIGHTS

Lot 34: TWO TIN AND GLASS NIGHT LIGHTS

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Description: Both designed to hang on wall. One with original finger loop; one lamp marked Adams and Westlake Co.

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EARLY OIL KEROSENE NIGHT LIGHT

Lot 35: EARLY OIL KEROSENE NIGHT LIGHT

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Description: Nickel plated brass with original shade. Remnants of paper label. Missing filler cap.

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FOUR NUTMEG GRATERS

Lot 36: FOUR NUTMEG GRATERS

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Description: Mechanical, patent date Dec. 25, 1877; Nickel plated mechanical; a clamp-on mechanical; and a lidded grater.

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THREE NUTMEG GRATERS

Lot 37: THREE NUTMEG GRATERS

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Description: One mechanical patent date Dec. 25, 1877; one mechanical, patent date Nov. 26, 1896; lidded grater. All show some use.

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FIVE EARLY AMERICAN TOOLS

Lot 38: FIVE EARLY AMERICAN TOOLS

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Description: A mahogany and brass caliper, a mahogany and brass square, two brass and steel slides for a compass, and a jeweler's hammer

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SEVEN 19TH CENTURY WOOD TRIM PLANES

Lot 39: SEVEN 19TH CENTURY WOOD TRIM PLANES

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Description: Maple, oak, and pine furniture planes. Several signed. All with wedges and blades.

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FOUR PLANES AND SCRAPERS

Lot 40: FOUR PLANES AND SCRAPERS

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Description: Nickel plated, marked No. 6; unmarked small metal plane; two small scrapers.

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THREE LEVER ACTION ICE CREAM SCOOPS

Lot 41: THREE LEVER ACTION ICE CREAM SCOOPS

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Description: Two Gilchrist's No. 31s and a No. 3 Indestructo. All show minor use-wear.

Condition Report: VG-fine

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TWO ICE CREAM SCOOPS

Lot 42: TWO ICE CREAM SCOOPS

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Description: Brass scoop marked Dairy Fresh and conical scoop marked 50. Both show use-wear.

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SMALL WAGNER FRYING PAN AND TRAVELLING INKWELL

Lot 43: SMALL WAGNER FRYING PAN AND TRAVELLING INKWELL

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Description: Early tin and glass pocket inkwell with a small Wagner toy or sample frying pan.

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CASED PAIR OF FOLDING SPECTACLES

Lot 44: CASED PAIR OF FOLDING SPECTACLES

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Description: Marked 10k. Minor wear to case

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19TH CENTURY WOOD NEEDLECASE

Lot 45: 19TH CENTURY WOOD NEEDLECASE

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Description: Early patent No. 2001. Minor surface wear.

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FOUR PAPIER-MACHE SNUFF BOXES

Lot 46: FOUR PAPIER-MACHE SNUFF BOXES

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Description: Two with paper labels, two with hand painted lids. English and French. All show some age and use wear. Larger painted box has scattered chipping.

Condition Report: Good-Fine

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TWO PAPIER-MACHE SNUFF BOXES

Lot 47: TWO PAPIER-MACHE SNUFF BOXES

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Description: Both with hand-painted images to lids. Light use and age-wear.

Condition Report: Fine

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STERLING AND COBALT GLASS OPEN SALT

Lot 48: STERLING AND COBALT GLASS OPEN SALT

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Description: Birmingham hallmark. Date code 1979. Spoon marked Amston Sterling. Silver weight 40g.

Condition Report: NM-Mint

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CARVED FOLK ART WALKING STICK

Lot 49: CARVED FOLK ART WALKING STICK

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Description: Depicts a bearded African American with top hat. Old crack to shaft.

Condition Report: VG

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OIL PAINTING OF A GENTLEMAN WILLIAM JAMES PAUL

Lot 50: OIL PAINTING OF A GENTLEMAN WILLIAM JAMES PAUL

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Description: Beautifully executed oval portrait. Reverse with paper label: "My dear brother William James Paul, age 30. Died August 7, 1822 at Calcutta on board ??" English circa 1830. Site is 2 7/8" by 2 3/8"

Condition Report: EX+

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