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Auction Description for Locati Auctions: Locati Auctions February 2014 Sale

Locati Auctions February 2014 Sale

by Locati Auctions

Platinum House

300 lots with images

February 17, 2014

Timed Auction

1425 E. Welsh Road

Maple Glen, PA, 19002 USA

Phone: (215) 619-2873

Email: michael@locatiauctions.com

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Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Board

Lot 214001: Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Board

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Description: An English or Irish landscape with cathedral in the background, unsigned.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

Lot 214002: Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

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Description: Titled "Study of Moyra Ryan" signed at the upper left and dated at the upper right for 1964.

Condition Report: Paint loss and abrasions at the upper corners and lower left corner.

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Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

Lot 214003: Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

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Description: Titled "Donabate Cliffs: Stormy Weather" signed and dated for 1967 at the lower right corner.

Condition Report: Paint loss at the lower right corner and upper right corner, some craquelure.

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Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

Lot 214004: Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

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Description: Titled "Rosy Springtime: Sally at Herbert Park" signed and dated at the lower left corner for 1965.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

Lot 214005: Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

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Description: Titled "An American Involvement: Vietnam", dated 1967, signed and dated at the lower right corner.

Condition Report: Paint loss at the upper corners and at the lower left corners.

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Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

Lot 214006: Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

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Description: Titled "The Crayfish" signed at the upper left and dated for 1965 at the upper right.

Condition Report: Some light abrasions at the far left side, otherwise very good

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Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Panel

Lot 214007: Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Panel

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Description: Titled "Suzette Cranmer" signed at the lower right and dated for 1959.

Condition Report: A few small areas of light abrasion, otherwise excellent.

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Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

Lot 214008: Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

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Description: Depicting a young woman, signed and dated for 1947 at the lower left.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

Lot 214009: Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

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Description: Titled "Study of my cousin Allen H. Arrow on the beach at 132 street, Belle Harbor" dated for 1947, unsigned.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

Lot 214010: Charles Merrill Mount (1928 - 1995) Oil on Canvas

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Description: Titled "Figure Etude" signed at the upper left and dated for 1951 at the upper right.

Condition Report: Some craquelure, otherwise excellent

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Vintage fiber optic lamp

Lot 214011: Vintage fiber optic lamp

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Description: Spherical with a circular base, the optic fibers rotate and change colors.

Condition Report: Excellent working condition, minor surface wear

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Three Pieces of American Coin Silver

Lot 214012: Three Pieces of American Coin Silver

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Description: Comprising: an unmarked combination olive spoon and pickle fork with twisted shaft, pierced bowl and bright cut decoration; a master salt spoon by R & W Wilson, Philadelphia; and a teaspoon marked for Matthias Lamar circa 1790.

Condition Report: The bowl of the Lamar spoon has minor dents, otherwise very good with some expected wear.

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Two 19th Century Miniature Bibles

Lot 214013: Two 19th Century Miniature Bibles

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Description: Both circa 1830 and feature some engraved illustrations. Both full leather bound.

Condition Report: Both good with expected wear and toning.

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Two Pieces of Estate Jewelry: Cameo and Mourning Pendant

Lot 214014: Two Pieces of Estate Jewelry: Cameo and Mourning Pendant

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Description: A cameo pendant/pin with 14K yellow gold frame and a Victorian period mourning pendant set with beveled glass and 10K yellow gold.

Condition Report: Excellent, the glass of the mourning pendant has one tiny edge chip.

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A Group of 19th Century Glass

Lot 214015: A Group of 19th Century Glass

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Description: Comprising: a single wine glass with broken pontil mark and knopped stem; a decanter with applied rings at the neck and frosted leaf decoration; and a pair of sandwich glass tumblers in the Hamilton with Leaf pattern, each with polished pontil mark.

Condition Report: Excellent, no damage

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Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Oil on Canvas

Lot 214016: Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Oil on Canvas

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Description: Depicting two nude figures in an interior. Signed at the reverse.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Oil on Canvas

Lot 214017: Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Oil on Canvas

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Description: A portrait of two women in an interior, unsigned.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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A 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman

Lot 214018: A 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman

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Description: Watercolor on heavy paper, mid 19th century, unsigned.

Condition Report: Some minor edge losses, otherwise good

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Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Two Works

Lot 214019: Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Two Works

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Description: Both oil on artist's board and depicting nude figures. Both unsigned.

Condition Report: Some corner wear, otherwise excellent.

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Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Six Small Works

Lot 214020: Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Six Small Works

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Description: Comprising: two unsigned nudes, oil on board; a signed pastel nude; an unsigned pastel of a house; a signed oil on canvas mounted on Masonite, depicting a seated nude; and a portrait in pastels signed at the lower right.

Condition Report: Very good, some edge wear

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Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Four Works

Lot 214021: Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Four Works

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Description: All unsigned but from the artist's estate, each oil on canvas but lacking a stretcher. There are two nudes, a work depicting two young women reading a book, and the largest work depicts a seated woman in a landscape.

Condition Report: Very good

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Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Oil on Canvas

Lot 214022: Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Oil on Canvas

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Description: Depicting a nude figure in an interior. Signed at the stretcher.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Oil on Canvas

Lot 214023: Libby Rudnick (American, 20th Century) Oil on Canvas

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Description: Depicting a reclining nude figure, signed at the lower right.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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R. C. Gorman (American 1932 - 2005) Serigraph

Lot 214024: R. C. Gorman (American 1932 - 2005) Serigraph

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Description: A large work depicting a seated woman in a landscape. Pencil signed, dated 1984, numbered 10/30.

Condition Report: Excellent, not examined out of the frame

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A Taos Native American Drum

Lot 214025: A Taos Native American Drum

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Description: First half of the 20th century, with natural hide heads and white and orange painted decoration at the wooden body.

Condition Report: Expected wear to the paint, some shrinkage cracks to the body

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Book,

Lot 214026: Book, "The Story of My House" by George H. Ellwanger

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Description: Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York 1891. Number 51 of 100, signed by the author.

Condition Report: The binding exhibits expected wear, especially to the corners, while the contents are in good condition with some toning as well as a brittleness to the page edges.

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Two Books Illustrated by Valenti Angelo:

Lot 214027: Two Books Illustrated by Valenti Angelo: "Salome" and "The Song of Roland"

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Description: Comprising: "Salome" A tragedy in one act translated from the french of Oscar Wilde by Lord Alfred Douglas, with a new introduction by Holbrook Jackson, decorated & hand illustrated by Valenti Angelo for the Heritage Press, New York 1945. Includes slip case. "The Song of Roland" done into English in the original measure by Charles Scott Moncrieff with an introduction by Hamish Miles, illustrated and illuminated by Valenti Angelo. Published by the Heritage Press, New York. The special contents of this edition are copyright 1938 The Limited Editions Club for the George Macy Companies Inc. Includes slip case.

Condition Report: "Salome" is in very good condition aside from having a sun bleached spine, while its slip case has a large area of loss to the upper spine area as well as expected wear. "The Song of Roland" is in very good condition aside from discoloration to the spine while the slip case has significant discoloration.

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Two Madeleine Books

Lot 214028: Two Madeleine Books

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Description: Comprising: "The Little Madeleine" by Mrs. Robert Henrey. Published by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1971, sixth impression. Signed and inscribed by the author "For Purdue University Library, Lafayette, Indiana, from Medeleine Henrey, April 1973". Retains dust jacket. "Madeleine Grown Up" by Mrs. Robert Henrey. Published by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1953, third impression. Signed and inscribed by the author "For Purdue University Library, Lafayette, Indiana, from Medeleine Henrey, May 1973". Retains dust jacket.

Condition Report: "The Little Madeleine" has a dust jacket that exhibits general wear as well as some soiling, while the book itself has a few indentations to the edge of the binding and a large red "Sold" stamp on the front endpage but is otherwise in very good condition. "Madeleine Grown Up" has a dust jacket that is in very good condition with expected wear, while the book itself is in excellent condition aside from a large red "Sold" stamp on the front endpage.

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A Group of Civil War Items: Letters and Book

Lot 214029: A Group of Civil War Items: Letters and Book

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Description: Comprising: "Report of the Select Commitee Relative to the Soldier's National Cemetary Together With the Accompanying Documents, As Reported to the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on March 31, 1864" Printed in Harrinsburg by Singerly and Meyers, State Printers, which includes maps and text relating to the cemetary. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering. The lot also includes three letters for Morris Tyson to his Aunt, written in the years 1862, 1863 and 1864. The writer mentions the battles of White Oak Swamp, Gaines's Mill and Malvern Hill, and describes his recovery from illness in a Philadelphia hospital as well as patrol that he took part in.

Condition Report: The letters are in very good condition, while the book has a spine and hinges that exhibit significant wear and losses as well as water stains and toning to the contents.

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William Grosvenor Congdon  (1912 - 1998) Oil on Panel

Lot 214030: William Grosvenor Congdon (1912 - 1998) Oil on Panel

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Description: Titled "Venice #1" dated 5-53, featuring incised elements.

Condition Report: Excellent. The frame appears to be original to the work and is lightly glued at the edges to the painting, which appears to be the original state. Much of the painting has become unglued to the frame.

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20th Century French Naval Print

Lot 214031: 20th Century French Naval Print

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Description: Titled "La Fregate Des Etats Unis d'Amerique, Le President Venant l'Appareiller" signed Eugene Marseilles in the plate no 845/1450.

Condition Report: Some foxing, otherwise appears to be in excellent condition, not examined out of the frame.

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Judaica: Pencil Signed Lithograph

Lot 214032: Judaica: Pencil Signed Lithograph

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Description: Depicting a Jewish man and an Arab. Illegibly pencil signed at the lower right corner, numbered 289/300.

Condition Report: Appears to be in excellent condition not examined out of the frame.

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William Gropper (American, 1897-1977) Color Lithograph

Lot 214033: William Gropper (American, 1897-1977) Color Lithograph

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Description: Depicting a ballerina with bouquet of flowers, signed in the plate at the lower left and pencil signed at the lower right

Condition Report: Some toning is evident through the glass, otherwise appears to be in excellent condition. Not examined out of the frame.

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Italian School, Early 19th Century, Mixed Media

Lot 214034: Italian School, Early 19th Century, Mixed Media

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Description: Ink wash and pen on paper, a coastal scene with central building and figures in the foreground

Condition Report: Very good with toning and some light foxing

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Three American Flint Glass Colored Cup Plates

Lot 214035: Three American Flint Glass Colored Cup Plates

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Description: A violet example with text "Old Mother Westwind" and central figural decoration; a pale yellow example with text "Peter Rabbit's Party" with central figural decoration; and a light green cup plate depicting "Sloop Polly" dated 1827. All 19th Century.

Condition Report: Overall very good with a few small edge chips

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A Vintage Toledo Barrel Scale

Lot 214036: A Vintage Toledo Barrel Scale

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Description: In gold paint with Toledo decals. Style number 382C, number 103483. Circa 1910.

Condition Report: One side glass panel is missing, the glass oval tray has a significant edge chip, the surface shows general wear. We cannot guarantee functionality.

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Two Framed Hand Painted Porcelain Plaques, 19th Century

Lot 214037: Two Framed Hand Painted Porcelain Plaques, 19th Century

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Description: One which appears to be a Chinese landscape, the other a European scene.

Condition Report: Excellent, the frames show some wear.

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Estate Lot: Sterling and Coin Silver Flatware

Lot 214038: Estate Lot: Sterling and Coin Silver Flatware

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Description: Comprising: a set of six sterling forks by Caldwell, a Philadelphia souvenir spoon by Dominick and Haff dated for 1902 and a silver plated replica spoon after Lownes marked "National Trust Replica". The spoon is an exact replica of the Nelly Custis serving spoon from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and retains the original box and paperwork.

Condition Report: The forks show moderate wear, otherwise excellent.

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George Duchesne (French), Watercolor

Lot 214039: George Duchesne (French), Watercolor

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Description: Titled "Descartes" pencil signed, dated for 1963 and numbered 48/100 at the low margin.

Condition Report: Appears to be in excellent condition, not examined out of the frame.

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Cortland Butterfield (American, 1904-1977) Print

Lot 214040: Cortland Butterfield (American, 1904-1977) Print

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Description: An offset print depicting two string players, signed in pen, dated 1965 and numbered 47/200 at the lower left corner.

Condition Report: Appears to be in excellent condition, not examined out of the frame.

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Leroy Neiman, American (1921 - 2012) Serigraph

Lot 214041: Leroy Neiman, American (1921 - 2012) Serigraph

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Description: "Giants - Broncos Classic" of 1987, pencil signed and numbered 15/375 at the low margin.

Condition Report: Appears to be in excellent condition, not examined out of the frame.

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Ruth Wollman, (American, 20th Century) Oil on Canvas

Lot 214042: Ruth Wollman, (American, 20th Century) Oil on Canvas

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Description: Titled "Woman and French Poodles" , signed at the lower right.

Condition Report: Two small canvas tears, minor paint loss.

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A Pair of Continental Pewter Candlesticks, 18th Century

Lot 214043: A Pair of Continental Pewter Candlesticks, 18th Century

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Description: Each with a molded and domed circular foot, knopped stem and spool form nozzle with generous top edge.

Condition Report: Expected wear and dings.

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An Indian Sandalwood Box

Lot 214044: An Indian Sandalwood Box

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Description: Rectangular with panels of foliate and bird carving at the sides and the top panel with architectural scenes, the piping is ivory. This item(s) contain a substance which is protected and restricted in the United States and by international convention, and can only be shipped within the country in which it is located at the time of the sale.WE CANNOT SELL IVORY OR RELATED ITEMS TO RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA.

Condition Report: One small area of loss at a lower edge.

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Scissor Type Ring Compass Hat Size Measuring Tool

Lot 214045: Scissor Type Ring Compass Hat Size Measuring Tool

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Description: Early 20th century, cast iron and brass.

Condition Report: Very good with expected wear.

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A Pair of American Flint Celery Vases

Lot 214046: A Pair of American Flint Celery Vases

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Description: Circa 1830, each with a circular foot, broken pontil mark, knopped stem and a body with cut fluting.

Condition Report: Excellent, no damage.

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American School, Dated 1977 Pastel

Lot 214047: American School, Dated 1977 Pastel

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Description: A coastal landscape, apparently signed Ron Stivers and dated for 1977.

Condition Report: The artwork appears to be in good condition, the mat has water damage and warping. Not examined out of the frame.

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A Continental Gilt Courting Mirror

Lot 214048: A Continental Gilt Courting Mirror

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Description: 19th century, carved wood and gesso, the interior frame with reverse painted glass panels

Condition Report: The gilt frame is in very good condition with some minor losses. The interior frame has lost panels at the upper right corner and a few cracked panels

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A Pair of Modernist Lucite Lamps

Lot 214049: A Pair of Modernist Lucite Lamps

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Description: From the first half of the 20th century, each with a square base and red body that features central open rings.

Condition Report: Each is in good condition, they may need new wiring.

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A Large Art Nouveau Period Brass Inkwell

Lot 214050: A Large Art Nouveau Period Brass Inkwell

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Description: Oval, with central well that features a hinged lid. The whole with hammer marks and raised foliate decoration. Circa 1900

Condition Report: Excellent with expected wear.

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