Fall Select Auction: October 15 (2004)

Lot Numbers 1-40

1-40 | 41-80 | 81-120 | 121-165 | 166-198 | 199-240 | 241-275 | 276-315 | 316-354 | 355-394 | 395-424

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1. Edward Charles Volkert, Cincinnati & Old Lyme CT, Old Lyme scene of farmer plowing with team of two oxen, oil on board, 12" x 16", signed. (2,500-3,500)

Born in Cincinnati to German parents, Volkert started his career painting portraits, then moved on to bucolic landscapes. While living in New York, Volkert was president of the Bronx Art Guild. He later moved near Old Lyme, CT, in part because of his interest in painting their ever-present oxen, which Volkert described as "twice as good as cows at posing." His style is noted for its impressionist use of light, applied in small dots of paint, while maintaining an interest in the true forms and colors of his subject matter.

2. Early peasant interior scene, oil on panel, 8½" x 11½", beaded gilt frame. (800-1,200)
3. Halder, German, Portrait of young oriental woman, oil on canvas, 10½" x 7½", signed. (3,000-4,000)
4. Southern American Oceanside scene w/crowd of African Americans, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", signed ET McB, nice wide ogee oak frame. (300-500)
5. Charles Bilcheler, Lowlands river landscape, oil on canvas, 18" x 20", unclear signature under heavy varnish. (300-500)
6. Very early portrait of a young man, oil on canvas, 24" x 18½", Elizabethan school. (2,000-3,000)
7. Royal Doulton 19th century vase in flambé glaze, four raised & painted blossom & leaf medallions on cornflower & rose mottled background, impressed marks, 9½", mint. (100-200)
8. Royal Doulton landscape pitcher w/village, polychrome w/opaque caramel glaze, marked D2846, 9", mint. (100-200)
9. Two Sevres plates w/courting couples, marked Sevres 1846, Chateau de St Cloud, S46. (200-300)
10. Pair of silk striped Bergeres, nicely carved, excellent condition, sells w/bolt of matching fabric, 37"h x 27"w x 23"d; (600-800)
11. French petite 3 drawer marble top stand, burled and inlaid front and sides with brass gallery and mounted corners and feet, 31"h x 10.5"w x 10"d, missing one ring pull, very good condition. (200-400)
12. French figural clock, lady w/torch atop bird w/spread wings, mounted marble base, good condition, 32"h. (400-600)
13. Mother of pearl cameo brooch set in sterling, surrounded by marcasite & sapphire blue stones, w/pendant loops. (100-150)
14. Antique amethyst necklace, 27 oval briolette cut stones set in sterling. (300-400)
15. Victorian amethyst ring, 20mm x 15mm, ornate 14K yellow gold setting. (300-400)
16. Domed flower motif ring, 12 surrounding diamonds & one center diamond, 0.75ct total, set in 14K yellow gold. (300-400)
17. Mystic topaz ring, 12mm round set in 14K yellow gold accented w/8 diamonds. (200-300)
18. Tanzanite ring, six oval tanzanites surrounded by 20 small diamonds, set in 14K yellow gold. (350-450)
19. Black onyx & diamond ring, 0.50ct, set in 14K yellow gold. (150-250)
20. Mexican sterling bracelet, carved center amethyst medallion surrounded by three amethyst decorated links on each side, artist signed. (200-300)
21. Victorian stone cameo brooch w/detachable gold chain. (200-300)
22. Pearl necklace, 4½ mm fresh water pearls, antique amethyst pendant, set in ornate 14K gold embellished w/seed pearls, 18". (300-400)
23. Art Deco necklace w/carnelian, marcasite & silver, c.1920. (100-200)
24. Russian brooch, hand painted girl w/hat & rose on mother of pearl, signed. (100-150)
25. Diamond ring, 0.15ct set in 18K gold filigree, c.1920. (100-150)
26. Two antique rings: opal & diamond, turquoise & seed pearls. (100-150)
27. Apple jade bracelet, five ovals set in leaf motif, 14K gold. (250-350)
28. c.1925 slag glass table lamp, eight panels in shades of blue, purple, caramel & green, classic form base w/wreaths & floral medallions, 23"h x 18"d, excellent condition, missing one chain ball. (350-550)
29. Hand painted portrait of gentleman w/black bow tie & coat, early 19th century, 3½" oval. (200-300)
30. Pair of hand painted portraits on ivory, gentleman & lady in formal attire, early 19th century, 3½" x 2¾". (400-500)
31. Queen Anne oak gate leg dining table, D-shaped drop leaves, pad feet, drawer to one end, mid 18th century, 58"w x 44"d x 28½"h, nice original finish & patina, excellent condition. (1,500-2,500)
32. Portrait of Cardinal Ximenez de Cisneros, Spain, 1436-1517, oil on canvas, 24" x 19". (2,000-3,000)

Ximenez de Cisneros was imprisoned in the 1470s for six years over his disputed claim for a vacant benefice position. Upon release, he became a grand vicar, then resigned to become a Franciscan. In 1492 he was appointed confessor to Queen Isabella. In 1495 he was chosen as Archbishop of Toledo. As archbishop he continued to live the simple and humble life of a Franciscan, which was controversial. By 1507 he was both a cardinal and the Grand Inquisitor of Castile and Leon. His achievements were many, including the founding of the University of Alcalá and publication of the first Polyglot Bible. In 1509 he led King Ferdinand's troops against the Moors. He is honored as a saint in many parts of Spain.

33. Very early portrait of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, 1593-1641, oil on canvas, 30" x 24". (2,000-3,000)

Wentworth was the first Earl of Strafford, and very active in British politics. He became chief advisor for King Charles in 1639, but was beheaded in 1641 for suspicion of plotting against Charles.

34. Riverside cottage w/distant town, oil on canvas, 12" x 18", initialed MHH. (200-400)
35. Impressionist Paris scene, oil on board, 19½" x 27½", unsigned. (150-250)
36. Henry Stephens Eddy, NJ, 1878-1944, Paddle wheeler on the Ohio River, oil on board, 16" x 20", signed. (750-1,000)

Henry Eddy was a pupil of John Twachtman, and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the National Academy of Design.

37. Benjamin D. Sigmund, England, d.1904, Girl in garden path, watercolor, 10" x 14", signed B.D. Sigmund. (400-600)

Sigmund was a painter of gardens, landscapes, animals and waterways. He has strong auction records, especially for his watercolors.

38. French c.1870 oval beveled mirror, elegant open work w/scrolling, floral blossoms & beadwork, exceptional condition, several insignificant breaks, 47"h x 32"w. (1,000-1,500)
39. Elegant Spanish colonial tooled leather clad walnut trunk w/domed lid, intricately decorated, wrought iron strap on lid adjoins trunk latch w/large reticulated wrought iron escutcheon, 17th century, 23½"h x 38½"w x 20½"d. (2,000-3,000)
40. Early 20th century Chinese porridge pot w/heron lid, 7"h. (200-300)