Spring Select Auction: April 29 (2005)

Lots 149-175

1-29 | 30-60 | 61-90 | 91-121 | 122-148 | 149-175 | 176-204
205-235 | 236-262 | 263-288 | 289-314 | 315-344 | 345-376 | 377-403

149. 19th century portrait of dapper gentleman in black suit, oil on canvas, 23" x 19". (300-500)
150. Impressionist portrait of flower girl, oil on canvas laid on board, 17" x 14", illegible signature. (800-1,200)
151. 19th century portrait of formal English gentleman in dark blue coat, oil on canvas, 26" x 21", nice ornate frame. (1,000-1,500)
152. Early American portrait of woman in black dress holding book, detailed lace collar & brooch, oil on board, 7½" x 6". (400-600)
153. G.M. Chahal, The Old Green Door, oil on board, 11½" x 7½", signed. (100-300)
154. William Barr, CA, 1867-1933, Lakeside landscape with distant mountains, oil on canvas, 10" x 14", signed. (1,000-1,500)

Born in Scotland, Barr studied at the Glasgow School of Art, South Kensington in London, and the Academie Julien in Paris. He taught in Scotland for ten years, then moved to California in 1912. In addition to landscapes, genres and figure studies, Barr painted portraits for many prominent people including President Hoover.

155. 19th Century portrait of Lord Byron, oil on canvas, 24½" x 20". (750-1,000)
156. Gorham Cambridge sterling flatware service for twelve, 87 pieces, many serving pieces, marked Sterling w/lion, anchor & G hallmarks, excellent condition. (1,500-2,500)
157. Oak silver chest trimmed in brass w/red velvet interior, flip lid w/drawer, velvet marked R Harris & Co Washington D.C., 7½"h x 20"w x 16"d. (200-300)
158. Set of twelve sterling goblets w/gold wash interiors, nicely turned bases & rims, Wendlich Sterling Spoon Co, Bridgeport CT, c.1915-1925, owl hallmark, marked Sterling 7738, monogram, 6¼"h, excellent condition. (800-1,000)
159. Tiffany & Co sterling bowl, reticulated wide fluted rim w/leaves, vines & berries, 3"h x 12½"w. Marked Tiffany & Co., 16346 MAKERS 4675, STERLING SILVER, 925-1000, M. (1,000-1,500)
160. Tiffany & Co sterling funnel, elegant Art Nouveau pattern of intertwining scrolls, ribbed neck, marked Tiffany & Co Sterling T, 3½"h x 2½"w, excellent condition. (200-400)
161. Tiffany & Co sterling ladle w/shell bowl & shell medallion to handle, 10½". (100-200)
162. Sterling six-sided trumpet vase, 12"h. (100-150)
163. Wallace sterling fruit bowl, fluted & scrolled edging, monogrammed RMC, 3"h x 10"d. (150-250)
164. Wallace sterling fluted form footed center bowl in Dublin pattern, impressed sterling 2675, 5"h x 9½"d. (100-200)
165. Sterling bowl w/dramatic swirled blossoms to scalloped edge, marked Bamberger & Gaines, #5451, 10½"d. (150-250)
166. Sterling oval lidded box, relief musical scene w/violins & parlor orchestra, 6" x 5". (300-400)
167. Pair of Loring Andrews sterling candlesticks, 1890-1910, fully engraved w/scrolls & blossoms, original bobeches, marked Loring Andrews Co Sterling 5477 10IN, lion hallmark, 10". (500-1,000)
168. Mexican sterling footed tray, eight raised scallops, leaves & berries to rim, marked Plateria National sterling 925, 3"h x 9½"w x 6"d. (100-200)
169. Charles Salis Kaelin, Cincinnati, 1858-1929, Deep blue bay and sandy cliffs, pastel, 9" x 12", signed, an early Kaelin example. (500-1,000)

Kaelin was one of the first American Divisionist painters, a post-impressionist movement. He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under Thomas Noble and John Twachtman, and at the Art Students League in New York. He had many one-man exhibitions in numerous cities, and won a silver medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Kaelin's works are found in several museums, including the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

170. Henry Lawrence Faulkner, KY, 1924-1981, Angel of Water, Allegorical grouping w/fish & birds, oil on board in original frame, 16" x 12", double signed. (4,000-6,000)

An eccentric painter and poet from Kentucky, Faulkner's works are highly sought after by collectors around the country. He exhibited regularly in New York, Ohio and Florida, and further developed his unique painting style while living in Sicily.

171. John Califano, CA & IL, 1862-1946, Watermelon, oil on canvas, 14" x 20", signed, old exhibition label on stretcher w/name & title. (1,000-2,000)

Califano was born in Rome, where he studied under Domenico Morelli. He later lived in Chicago and eventually California. He won a gold medal at an exhibit in Naples in 1880, exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1907, and at the National Academy of Design from 1897-99.

172. Kathe Schmidt Kollwitz, Germany, 1867-1945, Mother holding infant, etching, 8" x 5", pencil signed. (1,000-1,500)

Kollwitz's art resounds with compassion for those suffering from poverty, disease and war. She documented the severe social conditions in Germany from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries. Despite Nazi oppression, she chose not to leave Germany during the war. She worked in a variety of media, and her auction listings are extensive.

173. Thomas Corwin Lindsay, Cincinnati, 1845-1907, Pointer dogs in fall woods, oil on canvas, 10" x 12", signed. (2,500-3,500)

Lindsay studied in Dusseldorf in the 1860s. He instructed students in his Cincinnati studio and was one of the founding members of the Cincinnati Art Club. He exhibited at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition, from 1870-83, Pogue's in 1875, and the Art Institute of Chicago in 1896.

174. Martin Rettig, Cincinnati, 1869-1956, Indian encampment in the snow, gouache, 10" x 12", signed. (800-1,200)

Student of Frank Duveneck and brother of John Rettig, Martin had a long career as a painter and decorator for Rookwood Pottery.

175. Paul Strisik, MA, 1918-1998, Rockport breakers, oil on board, 12" x 16", signed, artist's stamp on back. (1,500-2,000)

A member of the National Academy of Design, Strisik won 185 awards in his career, including 16 gold medals. He exhibited at the National Academy, Salmagundi, Rockport Art Association, and many others.