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Auction Description for Alex Cooper: Antique and Reproduction Furniture and Decorations
Viewing Notes:
Thursday, March 6, 2014 10 AM to 7 PM Friday, March 7, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday, March 8, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Sale Notes:
Please Note: This is not the final catalog. New lots and images are being added on a daily basis. Descriptions and estimates may be subject to change until the catalog is finalized. This notice will be changed to let you know when the catalog is finalized.

Antique and Reproduction Furniture and Decorations

by Alex Cooper Auctioneers


742 lots | 736 with images

March 9, 2014

Live Auction

908 York Road

Towson, MD, 21204 USA

Phone: 410-828-4838

Fax: 410-828-0875

Email: antiques@alexcooper.com

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French porcelain fish platter

Lot 1000: French porcelain fish platter

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Description: late 19th century; with painted transfer decoration of pickerels and floral decorated border, 23 in. L., 9 in. W.

Condition Report: Scratches, rim chip underneath.

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Chinese Export Famille Rose charger

Lot 1001: Chinese Export Famille Rose charger

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Description: late 19th century; porcelain charger with lotus and water bird decoration, 15 in. Diam.

Condition Report: Wear, rust stains to metal holder.

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Chinese cast bronze Buddhist plaque

Lot 1002: Chinese cast bronze Buddhist plaque

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Description: depicting Buddha surrounded by immortals and warriors, calligraphy on verso, 7 3/4 in. H., 5 3/4 in. W.

Condition Report: Heavy patina wear.

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Pair of Chinese Famille Rose porcelain vases

Lot 1003: Pair of Chinese Famille Rose porcelain vases

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Description: possibly Republic period; peacock and peony decoration with mark underneath, 12 in. H.

Condition Report: Minor enamel wear.

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Three pieces of Chinese Wucai porcelain

Lot 1004: Three pieces of Chinese Wucai porcelain

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Description: including: pair of tea bowls with vine and sacred object decoration, marked underneath, and miniature libation cup with floral decoration, signed in characters underneath, 3 and 3 1/2 in. Diam.

Condition Report: Additional comments added on 2/28/2014: We believe these not to be antique. The residue is simply sticker grease. Wear.

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Chinese sang de boeuf porcelain water dipper

Lot 1005: Chinese sang de boeuf porcelain water dipper

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Description: with incised calligraphy, signed underneath, 3 1/2 in. H., 5 in. Diam.

Condition Report: Comments added on 3/4/14: There are no apparent condition problems.

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Chinese carved spinach jade plaque

Lot 1006: Chinese carved spinach jade plaque

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Description: leaf shape with carved relief of deity, and peach branch with fruit on verso, 5 1/2 in. L., 4 1/2 in. W.

Condition Report: Wear.

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Chinese carved hardstone scholar's object

Lot 1007: Chinese carved hardstone scholar's object

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Description: grey variegated stone with carved relief decoration of trees, mountain, and village, 6 in. L., 5 in. W.

Condition Report: Natural fissures.

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Chinese carved hardstone pi

Lot 1008: Chinese carved hardstone pi

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Description: with stylized scroll and openworked geometric pattern decoration, 11 in. L., 5 in. W.

Condition Report: Natural fissures, wear.

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Three pieces of Chinese carved jade or hardstone

Lot 1009: Three pieces of Chinese carved jade or hardstone

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Description: including: dragon handled chop, scholar's rock with relief decoration of an immortal, and miniature vase, all approx. 3 1/2 in. H.

Condition Report: Urn - missing lid; others - natural fissures, wear.

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3 Chinese jade or hardstone chops & a bead

Lot 1010: 3 Chinese jade or hardstone chops & a bead

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Description: two carved dragon-form chops and similar foo dog, all approx. 3 in. H., and flattened oval bead, 1 1/2 in. W.

Condition Report: Natural fissures, wear.

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6 Chinese carved jade or hardstone objects

Lot 1011: 6 Chinese carved jade or hardstone objects

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Description: including: pi ring, scholar's figures, and pocket pieces, average size 2 to 3 in. L.

Condition Report: Natural fissures, wear.

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Pair of Chinese porcelain scholar's scroll weights

Lot 1012: Pair of Chinese porcelain scholar's scroll weights

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Description: rectangular blanc de chine porcelain sections with relief decoration of dragons and frogs, each with impressed mark, 6 3/4 in. L., 1 in. W.

Condition Report: Wear

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Chinese hardstone or jade scholar's mountain

Lot 1013: Chinese hardstone or jade scholar's mountain

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Description: three carved sacred fungus rock decorations, and pagoda on verso, 3 1/2 in. H., 5 in. W.

Condition Report: Natural fissures, wear.

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4 Chinese carved hardstone and jade objects

Lot 1014: 4 Chinese carved hardstone and jade objects

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Description: including: sodalite bead, jade pi, and two soapstone beads, approx. 2 1/2 in. L.

Condition Report: Natural fissures, wear.

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Chinese glazed stoneware Quan-Yin lamp

Lot 1015: Chinese glazed stoneware Quan-Yin lamp

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Description: figure standing on lotus base, with lamp mounts, 32 in. H.

Condition Report: Figure has chips to finger, mounted on lamp which is need of rewiring.

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Chinese bronze vase

Lot 1016: Chinese bronze vase

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Description: 19th century or earlier; double elephant mask handles, ribbed central form with cloud relief decoration, 20 in. H.

Condition Report: Probably assembled, solder repair at neck, weakness and wear on bottom, scratches.

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4 Chinese Export porcelain figures

Lot 1017: 4 Chinese Export porcelain figures

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Description: 20th century; blue glazed figures of deities, 4 1/2 to 7 in. H.

Condition Report: Largest has chips.

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2 Chinese cloisonne enamel chargers

Lot 1018: 2 Chinese cloisonne enamel chargers

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Description: early 20th century; one with prunus and butterfly decoration, other with crane and peony, 9 1/2 and 10 in. Diam.

Condition Report: Scratches and wear.

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Chinese blue and white porcelain lidded jar

Lot 1019: Chinese blue and white porcelain lidded jar

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Description: with vine and peony decoration, 12 in. H., 10 in. Diam.

Condition Report: Wear.

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Roseville pottery

Lot 1020: Roseville pottery "Donatello" jardiniere

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Description: circa 1930s; with relief decorative band with classical scenes, underglaze blue "R" on bottom, 9 in. H., 10 in. Diam.

Condition Report: Hairline cracks, uniform craquelure, dirt and stained from use.

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Ansonia ceramic mantel clock

Lot 1021: Ansonia ceramic mantel clock

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Description: late 19th century/early 20th century; floral decorated china case with gilt-metal face, 12 in. H.

Condition Report: Scratches, wear, craquelure, staining. Clockworks have not been tested for functionality or completeness.

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Italian alabaster classical style figure

Lot 1022: Italian alabaster classical style figure

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Description: late 19th century; classical style beauty carrying flowers with round socle base, 18 in. H.

Condition Report: Figure - multiple breaks and repairs, staining and wear; base - with cracks and stains.

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Staffordshire earthenware figural group lamp

Lot 1023: Staffordshire earthenware figural group lamp

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Description: group modeled as two seated men, one reading paper to other, with bocage type background, with gilt-metal lamp fittings, 21 in. H.

Condition Report: Wear and staining to figure group; lamp has heavy wear, electrical element has not been tested.

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Derby china glacier parts

Lot 1024: Derby china glacier parts

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Description: circa 1820; pair of lids, liners, and underplates for glaciers, with floral decoration

Condition Report: Hairline cracks, gilt loss, wear.

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Joseph Holdcroft majolica footed bowl

Lot 1025: Joseph Holdcroft majolica footed bowl

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Description: late 19th century; shell-form bowl with interior basket weave decoration, supported by entwined branch feet, 4 in. H., 10 in. Diam.

Condition Report: Chip on foot, age appropriate wear.

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Babe Ruth autographed photo

Lot 1026: Babe Ruth autographed photo

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Description: circa 1920s; autographed photo of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Foxx, with only Ruth signature, in simple frame, 10 in. H., 8 in. W.

Condition Report: Photo has rippling, signature is light in areas. Buyer has two weeks from day of auction to have signature authenticated.

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Chinese carved ivory seated mandarin

Lot 1027: Chinese carved ivory seated mandarin

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Description: first half-20th century; modeled as elaborately dressed figure in dragon carved chair, with calligraphy mark, 5 in. H.

Condition Report: Chips, wear, staining.

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African carved ivory elephant tusk end

Lot 1028: African carved ivory elephant tusk end

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Description: with image of woman's face and relief plant decoration, with separate wood base, 15 in. H.

Condition Report: Natural discoloration.

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Two Chinese glazed terracotta tomb effigies

Lot 1029: Two Chinese glazed terracotta tomb effigies

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Description: modeled as standing courtesan and kneeling musician, and a similar miniature vase, 2 1/2 to 8 1/2 in.

Condition Report: Chips, losses, wear.

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Oriental green jade footed bowl

Lot 1030: Oriental green jade footed bowl

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Description: 2 in. H., 6 1/2 in. Diam.

Condition Report: Wear.

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Pair of Rococo style bisque porcelain candlesticks

Lot 1031: Pair of Rococo style bisque porcelain candlesticks

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Description: second half-19th century; acanthus base, grapevine relief decoration on shaft, pseudo Sevres style mark, 12 in. H.

Condition Report: Wear from use, firing flaws.

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8 Chinese terracotta & ceramic animal figures

Lot 1032: 8 Chinese terracotta & ceramic animal figures

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Description: figures include: 2 horses, 2 birds, 2 rams, pig, and a miniature sandal, 5 in. H. of tallest

Condition Report: Wear, heavy encrusted dirt, losses.

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5 Mottahedeh porcelain articles

Lot 1033: 5 Mottahedeh porcelain articles

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Description: in the Chinese Export manner, "Imperial Blue" pattern, including: 3 soup bowls, dinner plate, and pin box, and a Portuguese blue and white faience platter, soup bowls - 9 in. Diam., platter - 21 in. L., 15 in. W.

Condition Report: No apparent faults, rim chip to platter.

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Chinese Export Famille Verte double-gourd vase

Lot 1034: Chinese Export Famille Verte double-gourd vase

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Description: late 18th/early 19th century; top section with meandering pagoda and river scene; bottom section with meandering garden scene, Kang Xi style mark, 18 in. H.

Condition Report: Age appropriate wear.

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Napoleon III portico clock

Lot 1035: Napoleon III portico clock

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Description: third quarter-19th century; gilt-metal and marble with gilt-metal face, temple roof supported by four columns of marble with gilt-metal capitals and bases, 14 in. H., 11 in. W. at base

Condition Report: Scratches, wear, wear to face.

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Continental bronze Diogenes figural inkwell

Lot 1036: Continental bronze Diogenes figural inkwell

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Description: late 19th century; modeled as classical philosopher with lantern looking for honest man, lantern lid lifts to house glass inkwell liner, with barrel for pen storage, mounted on marble base, 14 in. H., 7 in. W. at base

Condition Report: Wear, patina loss, scratches.

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Two pair of French opera glasses

Lot 1037: Two pair of French opera glasses

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Description: late 19th century; pair of silvered metal and mother-of-pearl glasses, marked "LeMaire Paris," retailed by Gall & Lembke, New York, and mother-of-pearl and brass pair, unmarked

Condition Report: Wear from use.

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Chinese porcelain seal box

Lot 1038: Chinese porcelain seal box

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Description: 19th century or earlier; shaped box and lid with turret corners, raised gilt calligraphy on turquoise ground, impressed mark underneath, 1 3/4 in. H., 2 1/2 in. L., 2 in. W., with fitted wood stand

Condition Report: Additional comments added on 3/7/14: Piece has no condition issues. Age wear.

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X6 Chinese carved jade or hardstone chops

Lot 1039: X6 Chinese carved jade or hardstone chops

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Description: Pair of obelisk form with calligraphy, three dragon chops of various sizes, and scholar's mountain with dragon relief decoration, 1 to 4 in. H.

Condition Report: Ink stains, scratches from wear and use.

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Contemporary amethyst and agate art glass vase

Lot 1040: Contemporary amethyst and agate art glass vase

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Description: cone shape amethyst form with applied agate stones, very faint unreadable etch mark, 6 in. H.

Condition Report: Minor wear.

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Pair of paint decorated satin glass vases

Lot 1041: Pair of paint decorated satin glass vases

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Description: first quarter-20th century; pink ground flare top bottle-form vases with painted maple leaf and bird decoration, possibly Mount Washington Glass, 5 1/2 in. H.

Condition Report: Age appropriate wear.

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Classical style painted glass vase

Lot 1042: Classical style painted glass vase

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Description: possibly Bristol glass, late 19th century; burgundy ground with painted female classical nude figure, parcel-gilt, 11 1/2 in. H.

Condition Report: Gilt wear, wear from use.

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Chinese glazed earthenware jar

Lot 1043: Chinese glazed earthenware jar

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Description: funerary type jar with dragon, frog, lizard, and other creature applied decoration, 11 in. H.

Condition Report: Wear, glaze flaws.

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Four colorless glass candlesticks

Lot 1044: Four colorless glass candlesticks

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Description: second quarter-20th century; square form base, probably Heisey, 9 in. H., 4 1/2 in. Sq. at base

Condition Report: Scratches particularly underneath, wear from use.

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Two Chinese bronze chops

Lot 1045: Two Chinese bronze chops

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Description: both in form of dragon with calligraphy stamp, 2 and 3 in. H.

Condition Report: Patina wear, wear from use.

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Pair of Chinese Sung manner funeral urns

Lot 1046: Pair of Chinese Sung manner funeral urns

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Description: each celadon vase with applied dragon decoration and band of immortal figures, each with bird finial, both approx. 34 in. H.

Condition Report: Additional comments added on 3/4/14: Bird form lid broken. Chips and wear especially around the bases, craquelure.

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American Classical sheet brass valance

Lot 1047: American Classical sheet brass valance

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Description: second quarter-19th century; hammered brass over wood with swag, fruit, and scroll relief, with modern hardware for hanging, 4 in. H., 42 in. L., 4 in. D.

Condition Report: Tears, holes, age wear.

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Victorian toleware tea tray

Lot 1048: Victorian toleware tea tray

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Description: second half-19th century; stenciled floral band with cut-out handles, 26 in. L., 19 in. W.

Condition Report: Scratches, wear, underneath has applied felt.

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Pair of Federal brass cannonball andirons

Lot 1049: Pair of Federal brass cannonball andirons

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Description: circa 1800; 16 in. H.

Condition Report: Pitting, age wear, wear from use.

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