Spring Select Auction: April 29 (2005)

Porcelain, European Pottery, Glass and Finery

184. Hand painted porcelain plaque, 19th century, French lady in furs standing by chair & screen, excellent condition, 13" x 9", signed M. Léguin Lorbé. (2,000-2,500)
185. Hand painted English porcelain plaque showing interior courtyard of Conway Castle in Wales, c.1880, painted by James Birbeck on hand-chiseled Coalport slab for Minton. Birbeck was well-known for his fish paintings, and Conway/Conwy is considered one of the most picturesque British castles. Light surface scratch. 11" x 10", signed J Birbeck & Conway. (1,500-2,000)
185A. Dresden hand painted portrait vase of beautiful lady w/gold decoration & jewelling, late 19th century, painted by Professor N.C. Kiesel, Richard Klemm studio, Italienerin written on bottom under glaze, 11", signed, excellent condition. Sells w/glass dome & stand. (1,500-2,500)
237. Two Sitzendorf/Dresden hand painted porcelain nodders, oriental man & woman in fancy robes, excellent condition, 7¾"h x 6"w x 5¾"d. (800-1,200)
205. Early American press glass spooner, chain of monkeys holding each other's tails between palm trees, two chips, 4¾"h x 3½"w. (600-800)
181. Belleek vase, hand painted gourd form with tiny spout, beautifully & fully decorated w/stylized blossoms in shades of rose, green & yellow, 10"d x 10"h. (150-250)

182. Moorcroft covered vase, yellow blossoms & green leaves on cobalt background, incised mark, ink candle mark & signed PAI, 2½"h x 5¼"d, mint. Sells w/Moorcroft bud vase, yellow & pale blue blossoms on green leaves and cobalt background, incised marks, ink signed PI, 6½"h, mint. (350-550)

183. Amphora vase, Art Nouveau form w/hand painted poppy blossoms & leaves in olive & gold tones, all delicately outlined w/gold highlights, organic form rim w/open work in cobalt w/gold highlights, cobalt stylized leaves draping broad shoulder, large ink mark: Amphora - Turn, Red mark: Turn Teplitz, Bohemia, R. St. K, Austria, 16"h, Excellent Condition, (400-600)

326. Pair of Royal Nippon "Kinran" pitchers, fully decorated w/hand painted blossoms & buds in red, pink & white, w/green leaves, rich cobalt background with gold beaded highlights, both mrkd Royal Nippon, Kinran, 16"h, minor loss to gold highlights, terrific condition. (500-700)

327. Hand painted Nippon two-handle vase, landscape panel w/cottage, trees & river wraps around entire vase, stylized floral decorations, detailed gold highlights, excellent condition 12¾"h. (200-300)

328. Hand painted Nippon vase w/four handles at rim, delicate floral design w/gold trim, marked Imperial Nippon, 11"h. (200-400)

62. Porcelaine de Paris, made for Ovington, hand painted ginger jar w/foo dog finial, decorated w/floral panels, gold rings w/hanging fleur de lis, blossoming branches, applied squeeze-bag decoration, minor gold loss to rim, excellent condition, 11"h x 5¼"w. (300-500)

63. Porcelaine de Paris hand painted powder pigeon figure, 9"h, excellent condition. (300-400)

64. Hand painted Dresden style porcelain floral basket, open work to sides & handle, open work vine form base, extensive applied florals to interior & exterior, cross sword mark, some minor losses, 9"h x 12"w x 6½"d. (250-450)

65. Hand painted porcelain dish, square form, dock scenes w/stone towers in the sea, yellow panels, staple repair, 8". (150-250)

256. Victorian epergne in elegant apricot glass, fluted base & applied rippling to blossoms, 19"h, very good condition, small loss to applied rippling on central stem. (200-400)
186. Kerttu Nurminen art glass vase w/whimsical brown birds in trees to front and back, on smoky white background, etched signature Kerttu Nurminen Nuutajärvi Natkjä, 6¼"h x 6¼"w, mint. (300-500)
Born 1943, Kerttu Nurminen has worked for years at Nuutajärvi and was involved in the Mondo glass movement.

187. Bertil Vallien art glass footed center bowl, multi colored ribbons, swirls & oil spots on mottled yellow ground, etched signature, 4½"h x 10¼"w, mint, sells w/pamphlet on the artist. (300-500)
This Swedish artist works in glass, wrought iron and wood. He studied and worked in the United States from 1961-1963. Winner of the Young American prize, Illum prize, and Swedish State Prize for Artists. Several exhibits around the world.

341. Petterson Studio hand blown etched vase w/hand hammered sterling base, marked PTS, mint. John Pontus Petterson worked for Tiffany for several years before opening his own studio in Chicago around 1912. (350-550)

342. c.1900 compote, ornate brass base w/hunter blowing horn under oak tree w/squirrel, supports fluted glass tray w/delicate hand painted leaves & blossoms, 14"h x 10"w. (150-250)

343. Pair Steuben blown citrine glass candlesticks, faint signature, 8", mint. (200-300)

344. Pair of heavy three-light English silver plate candlesticks in ornate grape vine pattern, 10". (100-200)

200. Four American art glass shades, gold luster w/blue, green & red highlights, 5½"h, 2¼" fitter opening, tiny flake to one fitter opening. (300-400)

201. Lalique center bowl w/20 overlapping fish & many prunts to underside appearing as underwater bubbles, paper label & etched signature, 14"d. (300-500)

202. Silvercrest bronze vase in gold doré finish & applied Art Nouveau decoration, 7½", excellent condition. (200-300)

275. Two-piece glass vase w/trumpet form top, base has European village scene w/midgets & dog, 24"h x 8"d. (300-500)

276. Two hand painted glass vases, both signed Ahne. Footed vase w/cherub & pan statue to front, butterflies to back, 8¾". Portrait vase w/veiled lady to front, birds to back, 7½". Gold work to both w/some gold loss, a few light scratches. Excellent execution & subject matter. (400-600)

238. Hand painted French 19th century faience fine charger w/portrait of girl in fine clothes, a few insignificant flakes, 14¾"d, signed Dannus. (500-700)
380. Two Royal Worcester hand painted plates w/English Claremont Garden scenes & bordered w/a wide mint green band w/extensive & detailed gold overlay. Both titled in script on reverse. 10½"d, superb condition. (150-250)

381. Hand painted charger, courting couple on garden steps, signed Ullmer, back impressed w/small 29 & large 4, faint scratches, 12¼". (250-450)

382. Hand painted plate, Musical scene w/harp in nicely detailed room, wide cobalt & gold rim, signed S. Vernier, back ink marked S68, inscribed ED-76-9 under glaze, 9 ¾", excellent condition. (200-400)

296. Majolica octagonal garden stand, different portrait medallions to each side, floral & geometric designs, 20"h x 15"d, excellent condition. (200-400)

297. Imperial blue & white vase fully decorated w/hand painted soaring birds w/great detail on vivid cobalt blue background, marked Imperial England, 20"h, excellent condition. (500-700)

147. c.1925 Japanese majolica style jardinière & pedestal, open work bats to rim, green geometric stem pattern w/leaf & blossom clusters on yellow background, 12" jard, 27" ped, excellent condition. (300-500)
9. 14K gold lorgnette w/delicately wrought handle in scrolled design, 22"chain. (400-600)
14. Pair of ivory on tortoise shell plaques depicting men on horseback & tumblers, in matching rosewood frames w/cherub & scroll accents. 3¼" x 5" scenes, 7¼" x 9¼" frames. (250-450)

15. Pair of carved ivory threaded candlesticks w/standing geishas, original extraction hole pegs, rosewood bases, 9"h. (150-250)

77. Thomas Booth English Parian pitcher, detailed Bacchanal scene w/dancing maidens, dogs & grape clusters, silver plate lid marked T Booth Hanley, oak leaf & thistle finial, c.1870. (200-400)

78. Chinese lion figural roof tile, 14", tail repaired. (150-250)

79. Pair of Staffordshire style French hand painted porcelain man & woman figural perfume bottles. Man's scroll reads in gold Teabuc de Napoli, woman's scroll reads Neopetre Homuchique. Gold losses & minor chips to both, base chips to lady. Both bases read Badin Fres Dleurs a Paris, 11¼"h x 5"w. (200-400)

255. Ginori center bowl w/stylized winged men & winged bare breasted women, paw feet, delicately hand painted cherub scene to one side, dragons to the other, tremendous detail, 3 base chips. Marked Ginori 50-116. 12½"h x 17"w x 11½"d. (500-700)
204. Hand painted porcelain miniature, after Raphael's Sistine Madonna, in walnut shadowbox frame w/beaded trim, oval 4½" x 3½", frame 12¾" x 11½", excellent condition. (400-600)
283. 19th century blue & white platter in Asian motif w/palaces, stylized ocean, & fauna, 18¼" x 14½", unmarked, very good condition. (200-400)

284. Imari blue & white charger w/musicians at a picnic, incised signature, 15½"d, excellent condition. (200-400)

285. Haviland blue & white platter w/eagle & fauna, orange rim, marked "Aquila" HH & Co England, 16½" x 12¾", excellent condition. (200-400)

243. Burslem flow blue hunt scene dishes, lady & two men at rest w/rifle & two dogs, ornate wide rims, all marked Made in England, Watteau Daulton, Burslem England, Aladdin mark, some marked Dekor Geschutzt. Four soup bowls, 10¼"w, three plates, 10¼"w. Excellent condition. (250-350)

244. Twelve Royal Worchester blue floral dinner plates, marked W 1973, very good condition, faint knife marks, 10½"w. (150-250)

283. Old Paris pillow form vase w/courting scene & fancy open handles, 13"h x 11"w, excellent condition. (250-450)

284. Porcelain bolted two-handled urn, winged putti decorations, 21"h. (150-250)

285. Fischer "Herend" porcelain vase w/two figure-eight handles, fully decorated in stylized floral design, insignificant line to interior, 12"h. (100-200)

226. Delft hand painted six-tile plaque, floral blossoms & butterflies, cherubs holding scroll reading Genesis 1:31, brass frame, 18"h x 12"w. (400-600)