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Auction Description for Clars: September 8th Fine Art & Antique Auction
Viewing Notes:
Friday September 6th 1pm to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday the 7th & 8th beginning at 9am.

September 8th Fine Art & Antique Auction

by Clars Auction Gallery


814 lots with images

September 8, 2013

Live Auction

5644 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA, 94609 USA

Phone: 1-510-428-0100

Fax: 1-510-658-9917

Email: info@clars.com

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Gold plated and mother of pearl walking stick

Lot 6000: Gold plated and mother of pearl walking stick

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Description: (lot of 2) Victorian walking stick group, consisting of a gold plated and mother of pearl walking stick, having a crook handle with gold plate bright cut and repoussé work surrounding a reserve with engraved monogram "WLP", surmounting a band of paneled mother of pearl above a band of gold plate, marked WJB & Co., 36"l, together with a gold filled walking stick, having a knob handle with bright cut and repoussé work leading to a pommel with engraved inscription 'Father from William Oct. 16th 1885', surmounting an ebonized stick with metal ferrule, 35.5"l

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Sterling walking stick

Lot 6001: Sterling walking stick

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Description: Sterling walking stick, having an opera handle in the form of a carved stag horn, surmounting an ebonized stick with a horn ferrule, 35.5"l

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Ivory and abalone walking stick

Lot 6002: Ivory and abalone walking stick

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Description: Ivory and abalone shell walking stick, having a knob handle with inset abalone reserves flanked with engraved black scroll and leaf designs, surmounting an ebonized stick terminating at the ivory ferrule, 35.5"l

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Ivory walking stick

Lot 6003: Ivory walking stick

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Description: Victorian ivory walking stick, having a carved handle modelled as three ivory parrots having glass eyes, above a silver plate band surmounting a highly figured stick with a horn ferrule, 35.5"l

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Gold filled walking stick

Lot 6004: Gold filled walking stick

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Description: (lot of 2) Victorian walking stick group, one having an opera handle with floral bright cut and repoussé work surrounding a reserve with engraved date 'November 17, 1889,' and engraved monogram 'EM' at the end, surmounting a rosewood stick with metal ferrule, 36"l, together with a gold filled walking stick, having a knob handle with bright cut and repoussé work leading to a pommel with engraved inscription 'Father from William Oct. 16th 1885', surmounting an ebonized stick with metal ferrule, 35.5"l

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Silver walking sticks

Lot 6005: Silver walking sticks

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Description: (lot of 2) Silver walking stick group, consisting of a cane with a figural opera handle in the Art Nouveau taste, surmounting a bamboo stick with brass ferrule 36.5"l.; together with an opera handle cane in the form of a tree branch, above a silver collar, surmounting a rosewood stick, with metal ferrule, 35.5"l., both marked '800'

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Lady's walking stick

Lot 6006: Lady's walking stick

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Description: Victorian lady's walking stick, having a knob handle, possibly an Okimono, in the form of three carved ivory turtles ,one atop another with a silverplate collar, surmounting a rosewood stick with a metal ferrule, 35.5"l

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Ivory and gold plate walking stick

Lot 6007: Ivory and gold plate walking stick

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Description: Victorian ivory and gold plated walking stick, having a handle in carved ivory with a gold plated cap and collar, each with bright cutting and repoussé work, surmounting a rosewood stick with a metal ferrule, 36"l

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Ivory walking stick

Lot 6008: Ivory walking stick

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Description: Victorian ivory walking stick, having a crop handle in the form of a carved ivory running rabbit with a gold plated collar, surmounting the rosewood stick with a metal ferrule, 36"l

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Ivory walking stick

Lot 6009: Ivory walking stick

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Description: Continental carved ivory walking stick, 19th century, having a carved knob handle in the form of a femur fronted with a high relief crest, terminating on the horn ferrule, 35.5"l

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Scrimshaw walking stick

Lot 6010: Scrimshaw walking stick

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Description: Scrimshaw walking stick, having a crop handle executed in carved bone with brass collar decorated with later scrimshaw depicting whaling off California, 1821, surmounting an ebonized stick with a metal ferrule, 36"l

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Sterling walking stick

Lot 6011: Sterling walking stick

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Description: Sterling walking stick, having a crop handle in floral repoussé work, surmounting an ebonized stick with a metal ferrule, marked sterling with the 'S' in shield for Simon Brothers, 36"l

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Tortoiseshell walking stick

Lot 6012: Tortoiseshell walking stick

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Description: Tortoiseshell walking stick, having a long knob handle in twist carved tortoise shell with applied metal work monogram and enameled metal flowers, beetle, ladybug and bird, surmounting an ebonized stick with a metal ferrule, 36"l

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Porcelain walking stick

Lot 6013: Porcelain walking stick

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Description: Continental porcelain walking stick, having an opera handle in the form of a lady wearing a cap with scattered floral reserves and gilt highlights, possibly German, surmounting a softwood stick with brass ferrule, 37"l

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Jade walking stick

Lot 6014: Jade walking stick

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Description: Carved jade walking stick, having a crop handle in the form of a duck's head with inset glass eyes and gold plated collar, surmounting an ebonized stick with horn ferrule, 36"l

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Ivory walking stick

Lot 6015: Ivory walking stick

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Description: Victorian ivory walking stick, having an opera handle in the form of carved bamboo, with a figural Art Nouveau silver collar in the shape of an oak tree with an acorn and leaf medallion, surmounting a rosewood stick with bone ferrule, 35.5"l

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Ivory walking stick

Lot 6016: Ivory walking stick

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Description: Continental carved ivory walking stick, having a knob handle in the form of a gentleman wearing a hat, possibly German, with a silver plate collar, surmounting a rosewood stick with brass ferrule, 37"l

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Victorian gadget walking stick

Lot 6017: Victorian gadget walking stick

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Description: Victorian gadget walking stick, having a knob handle in the form of a serpent swallowing a scrimshaw globe which opens to reveal a compass, surmounting a walnut stick with brass ferrule, 36"l

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Gold plated walking stick

Lot 6018: Gold plated walking stick

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Description: Victorian gold plated walking stick, having a knob handle with inscription, " CHD /From/ Maxwell/ CPD on pommel, accented with high relief roses around sides, surmounting an ebonized stick, 35.5"l

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Victorian silverplate walking sticks

Lot 6019: Victorian silverplate walking sticks

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Description: (lot of 2) Victorian silverplate walking sticks, the first having a knob handle with repoussé putti, wreaths, and garlands in the Neo Classical taste, surmounting an ebonized wood stick with metal ferrule, 38"l; together with a stick having a crop handle in the form of a horse's head with open mouth marked 'Alpacca,' surmounting a faux bamboo stick with metal ferrule, 35.5"l

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Sterling walking stick

Lot 6020: Sterling walking stick

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Description: Victorian sterling walking stick, having an opera handle in the Egyptian Revival taste and engraved I.M Gaige on cap, surmounting an exotic wood stick with bone ferrule, marked 'R F S & Co. Sterling' for R F Simmons & Co, Attleboro, Massachusetts., 35.5"l

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Porcelain walking stick

Lot 6021: Porcelain walking stick

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Description: Continental porcelain walking stick, having a knob handle with a hand painted reserve of a courting couple, surrounded by cobalt and gilt scrollwork, possibly German, above a gold plated collar, surmounting a rosewood stick with horn ferrule, 37"l

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Damascene dress walking stick

Lot 6022: Damascene dress walking stick

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Description: Damascene dress walking stick, having a crook handle with floral and geometric etched work, surmounting an ebonized stick with horn ferrule, 36"l

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Damascene dress walking stick

Lot 6023: Damascene dress walking stick

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Description: Damascene dress walking stick, having an opera handle with floral etched work in the Japonesque taste, surmounting an ebonized stick, 34.5"l

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Guilloche enamel and tortoiseshell walking stick

Lot 6024: Guilloche enamel and tortoiseshell walking stick

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Description: Guilloche enamel and tortoise shell walking stick, having a knob handle with pale blue guilloche and pink swag decorated cap executed in the Neo Classical taste, surmounting the tortoise shell support terminating at the gold plated collar, with an ebonized stick ending at the metal ferrule, 36"l

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Jasperware walking stick

Lot 6026: Jasperware walking stick

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Description: Jasperware walking stick, having a knob handle executed in traditional blue jasperware with a profile portrait of a gentleman in the Neo Classical taste, surmounting an ebonized stick with metal ferrule, 35.5"l

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Walking stick group

Lot 6027: Walking stick group

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Description: (lot of 4) Walking stick group, consisting of a naturalistic wood stick with wrist strap and copper plated ferrule, 35.5'l.; an ivory cane with handle in the form of a carved eagle having glass inset eyes above a marked English sterling collar, 36"l.; a silverplate opera handle cane in the form of a boar on one end and a hound at the other, above an English silverplated collar, surmounting an ebonized stick with bone ferrule, 35.5"l.; and an ivory opera handle cane in the form of a stag horn with a retriever cap, above a gold plated band, surmounting an exotic wood stick with horn ferrule, 36"l

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Walking stick group

Lot 6028: Walking stick group

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Description: (lot of 4) Walking stick group, consisting of a Chinese signed crook handle cane with wire inlay in the form of a dragon marked 'Ji Xingcheng zhi' and brass ferrule, 36"l.; an ivory cane with knob handle in the form of a standing elephant surmounting an exotic wood stick with ivory ferrule, 36"l.; a crop handle cane with abalone cap and collar above a turned band, with brass ferrule, 36"l.; and a silverplate cane with knob handle that opens to reveal a watch above a silverplate collar, surmounting an exotic wood stick with metal ferrule, 35.5"l

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Walking stick group

Lot 6029: Walking stick group

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Description: (lot of 4) Walking stick group, consisting of a cane with an ivory knob handle in the form of a terrier above a silver plate collar with engraved inscription, 35"l.; a marine ivory knob handle cane with wrist strap and bone ferrule, 35"l. a cloisonné knob handle cane with silverplate collar surmounting an exotic wood stick with metal ferrule, 34.5"l.; and a porcelain knob handle cane, possibly German, having scattered floral motifs with gilt scroll work above brass band, surmounting an ebonized stick with horn ferrule, 38"l

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Walking stick group

Lot 6030: Walking stick group

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Description: (lot of 4) Walking stick group, consisting of a knob handle cane with engraved animals in the round above a sterling band surmounting a rosewood stick with bone ferrule, 36"l.; an Asian rosewood cane with opera handle and contrasting blond wood band above a mother of pearl band, surmounting the shaft, having contrasting band above horn ferrule, with Japanese carved signature, 36"l.; an English tortoise shell crop handle cane with sterling collar surmounting an exotic wood shaft with brass ferrule, 38"l.; and an English knob handle cane having bakelite sphere above a sterling collar, surmounting a bamboo stick with horn ferrule, 36"l

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Walking sticks

Lot 6031: Walking sticks

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Description: (lot of 3) Walking stick group, consisiting of a gold filled presentation cane with knob handle having pommel engraved 'Presented to Our First State Master, Nelson Ham, by the Maine State Grange, 1873, 74 and 75 -- 1900,' on ebonized stick with metal ferrule, 37"l; an English tortoiseshell and silverplate crop handle stick, above a silver plate collar marked' AC co Ld' for Alexander Clark and Co., surmounting a exotic wood shaft with brass ferrule, 34.5"l; and an ivory and gold plate stick having crop handle in the form of a carved duck head with ivory bill above a marked gold plated collar, surmounting an exotic wood stick with ivory ferrule, 35.5"l

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Walking sticks

Lot 6032: Walking sticks

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Description: (lot of 4) Walking stick group, consisiting of a Continental hand painted porcelain example, having a knob handle with scattered floral sprays and gilt highlights, surmounting an ebony stick with metal ferrule, 42"l.; an ivory and gold plate crop handle, surmounting a walnut stick with metal ferrule, 35.5"l.; a silver plate example with knob handle, possibly British Raj, with repoussé hunter and lion, surmounting a rosewood stick, with repoussé ferrule of woman and village, 36"l.; and a silver plate and blue enamel example, having knob handle in the Neo-Classical taste, surmounting an ebonized stick with metal ferrule, 36"l

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Walking sticks,

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Description: (lot of 3) Walking stick group, consisting of a cloisonné knob handle cane with silver plate collar, surmounting an exotic wood stick with brass ferrule, 34.5"l.; a wooden crook handle cane having carved parrot head with horn beak above horn and celluloid collar, surmounting a walnut stick, 34.5"l.; and a whale's tooth handle cane with synthetic ruby set into cap, surmounting a rosewood stick with metal ferrule, 35.5"l

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Italian Urbino maiolica vase attributed to the Fontana workshop

Lot 6035: Italian Urbino maiolica vase attributed to the Fontana workshop

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Description: Italian Urbino maiolica vase attributed to the Fontana workshop, possibly 16th century, having snake form handles terminating at satyr masks surmounting scenic mythological reserves depicting alternating court scenes, each side with grotteschi sprays flanking a quatrefoil medallion and rising on a circular footed base, 23"h x 12"w (piece with mid 19th century and earlier restorations)

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Continental figural porcelain group depicting a lady

Lot 6036: Continental figural porcelain group depicting a lady

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Description: Continental figural porcelain group depicting a lady, dressed in formal attire and depicted in a graceful pose, having gilt shoes and rising on a floral accented footed base marked with crown M, 9.5"h

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Italian Capo di Monte porcelain figural group

Lot 6037: Italian Capo di Monte porcelain figural group

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Description: Italian Capo di Monte porcelain figural group, depicting a courting scene, each dressed in Classical attire and fronted by a putti, the book of love opened at their feet, and rising on an oval base with plaque L'amore, underglaze crown over N mark, 10"h

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Continental scenic porcelain plaque

Lot 6038: Continental scenic porcelain plaque

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Description: Continental scenic porcelain plaque, depicting an interior scene of a soldier with his children, one child on his knee, one at his feet, each with a joyous expression, and framed in a Victorian gilt frame, plaque size 16"h x 12.5"w

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Persian Qalamdan/Qajar pen box

Lot 6039: Persian Qalamdan/Qajar pen box

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Description: Persian Qalamdan/Qajar pen box, 19th century, the lacquered papier mache box decorated with orientalist scenes, centering a reclining nude maiden flanked with oval reserves depicting female servants and scenic vistas, 8.5"l.

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Meissen porcelain inkstand

Lot 6040: Meissen porcelain inkstand

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Description: Meissen porcelain inkstand, having a floral decorated undertray flanked with two ink reserviors having conforming detail, each with blue cross swords mark (restorations)

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Meissen porcelain figural group

Lot 6041: Meissen porcelain figural group

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Description: Meissen porcelain figural group, depicting a young girl bearing flowers and dressed in Classical attire, rising on a circular base marked with underglaze blue cross swords, 5"h

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German figural porcelain figural group

Lot 6042: German figural porcelain figural group

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Description: German figural porcelain figural group, depicting a bacchanalian scene of festive putti, one bearing a wine glass above his head and seated on a wine barrel, rising on a partial gilt Rococo base marked underglaze with blue cross arrows mark, 9"h

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Pair of Sevres porcelain covered urns

Lot 6043: Pair of Sevres porcelain covered urns

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Description: Pair of Sevres porcelain covered urns, 19th century, the gilt bronze mounted forms having a cobalt body with oval polychrome decorated medallions, one side depicting a courting scene, the other, a genre scene signed E. Froger, and rising on a gilt bronze footed plinth, 20''h. Provenance: Property from the private collection of former First Lady of San Francisco (1968-1975) Angelina Genaro Alioto

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Judaic patinated bronze bust depicting Nathan the Wise

Lot 6044: Judaic patinated bronze bust depicting Nathan the Wise

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Description: Judaic patinated bronze bust depicting Nathan the Wise, 19th century, inscribed Dimanche and numbered 295, 10.5"h (Note: Similar example depicting Nathan the Wise in his classic pose executed by famous Russian sculptor Mark Antokolski)

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Russian Imperial factory oval dish

Lot 6045: Russian Imperial factory oval dish

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Description: Russian Imperial factory oval dish, Alexander I, 1801-1825, the floral border flanking a gilt band conjoining the scenic architectural medallions on a white ground, verso with blue underglaze mark, 9.75"w

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Russian Imperial porcelain factory dinner plate

Lot 6046: Russian Imperial porcelain factory dinner plate

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Description: Russian Imperial porcelain factory dinner plate, the white ground decorated with floral reserves surrounding the central medallion, verso with mark of Catherine II, 1762-1796, 10"w

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French H Rochat A Paris clock on stand

Lot 6047: French H Rochat A Paris clock on stand

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Description: French H Rochat A Paris clock on stand, the porcelain case executed in the Rococo taste, having partial gilt accents with applied floral reserves flanking the enamel decorated dial surmounting the scenic medallion, and rising on a footed base, overall, 15"h x 8"w

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Russian Imperial porcelain factory soup bowl

Lot 6048: Russian Imperial porcelain factory soup bowl

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Description: Russian Imperial porcelain factory soup bowl, Tsar Alexander I, 1801-1825, having a partial gilt and floral decorated border on a white ground flanking the scenic medallion, verso marked with blue underglaze mark, 9"w

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Russian, Gardner Factory, soup bowl

Lot 6049: Russian, Gardner Factory, soup bowl

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Description: Russian, Gardner Factory, soup bowl from Imperial Order of St. Alexander Nevsky service, Moscow, circa 1770, the crimson border terminating at the cross medallion surrounding the central reserve, verso retains Hermitage catalog number, with underglaze blue 'G' mark for Gardner, 9"w

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Tiffany and Company gilt bronze sculpture

Lot 6049A: Tiffany and Company gilt bronze sculpture

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Description: Tiffany and Company, New York, gilt bronze sculpture of a lady, the young maiden depicted in formal attire reading a letter, her flowing gown accented with bows cascading to her floral decorated shoes, and rising on a circular base marked Tiffany Co, 15.5"h

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French tooled leather tantalus

Lot 6050: French tooled leather tantalus

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Description: French tooled leather tantalus, 19th century, the book form case opening to reveal the fitted interior with two decanters and seven glasses, each having gilt decorated bodies, overall 5"h x 8"w x 5"d

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