2008 Spring Select Auction

Lots 121-160

121. Oversized Amphora porcelain figural vase, three children climbing on and around woven basket strewn with garlands of pink roses with green leaves, three birds to base in full relief. Base marked Amphora, Austria, 1462/7/D, with crown mark. 20"h x 16"w, outstanding condition with no noticeable damage, insignificant heat line to rim. 600-800
122. Two early Delft tobacco jars, each showing Indian chief with pipe sitting on the docks with cargo, ships in background, one marked Hanover to side and BC on base, the other Violet to side and PC on base, both with incised V to base, metal lids with urn finials, 11", chips to side, 2" loss to one rim. 3,000-4,000
123. Gaudy Welsh strawberry pattern platter, 10.5" x 8", minor scratches. 450-600
124. Ashworth Brothers ironstone platter, applied blue decoration of blossoms, leaves and vines, with hand painted details in yellow and orange, base ink stamped England and Ashworth Bros Hanley, 17" x 13.5", minor scratches. 150-250
125. Meissen porcelain blue onion platter, 20" x 15", blue crossed swords mark, impressed 123 and arrow mark, faint knife marks, 1" chip to foot. 275-375
126. Pair of Meissen porcelain blue onion oval vegetable bowls, molded handles, blue ink crossed swords with H marks, 2.75"h x 12.5"w x 8.5"d, two underside chips to one. 300-500
127. Early American cherry step back cupboard, two twelve-pane doors over blind two-door cupboard, six board back, 19th century, square nail construction, good old finish, 95"h x 56"w x 18"d. 2,500-3,500
128. Pair of oversized leaded glass panels with blossoms, vines and geometrics in mottled red, pale blue, pale green, cream, and amber, five metal supports, solid oak frames. Overall excellent condition, corner to one has cracked panel, a few insignificant cracked segments. 96" x 40". 2,500-3,500
129. Early American 19th century two-door corner cupboard, square nail construction, cut corner front, five-board back, great old red paint, 94"h x 50"w x 22"d. 2,000-3,000
130. English oak flip top sideboard with inset marble surface, two drawers with carved pretzel bent twig handles, floral blossoms and vines, rope twist uprights, fancy carved edging, original finish, excellent condition, 40"h x 47"w x 17"d. 750-1,000
131. Western painting with three mounted cowboys firing back at Native American riders in pursuit, in the style of Curtis Delano, mid 20th century, oil on canvas, 19.5" x 23.5", unsigned. 500-700
132. Hanumann Swarnkar, India, 20th Century, Full length portrait of Native American brave with face paint and rifles, after Karl Bodmer, watercolor, 22" x 14", signed. 500-700

The artist is approximately 50 years old and was born in India. He has no formal education. He is a gifted and brilliant artist. His son, Ajay Swarnkar, who may be more gifted than his father, has had works that have sold through Christie's London. One of Ajay's works appeared on the cover of a Christie's of London catalog.

133. Hanumann Swarnkar, India, 20th Century, Portrait of Native American brave with face paint, after Karl Bodmer, watercolor, 22" x 14", signed. 500-700
134. Hanumann Swarnkar, India, 20th Century, Full length portrait of Native American brave with full body paint and hatchet, after Karl Bodmer, watercolor, 22" x 14", signed. 500-700
135. Hanumann Swarnkar, India, 20th Century, Portrait of the photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis, watercolor, 22" x 14", signed. Curtis was an important photographic chronicler of the vanishing native tribes throughout North America. This portrait is striking in its detail, color, and respect for its subject. 1,000-1,500
136. Leonard Howard Reedy, Chicago, 1899-1956, Indian rider with Mesa in background, watercolor, 8.75" x 2.75", signed. 600-800

Known as Chicago's Cowboy Painter, Reedy studied at the Chicago Art Institute and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He traveled extensively in the American West.

137. Two trompe l'oeil watercolor drawings of Kachina dolls, 14" x 9", signed J Brandt. 200-300
138. Two trompe l'oeil watercolor drawings of Kachina dolls, 14" x 9", signed J Brandt. 200-300
139. Matthew Andrew Daly, Cincinnati, 1860-1937, Three Indian riders by lake, 1936, oil on canvas mounted to board, 18" x 22", signed. 500-800

Matt Daly was one of Rookwood Pottery's most respected artists. After 21 years at Rookwood, he was head of the art department at U.S. Playing Card for 30 years. Throughout his career, he was also a prolific painter of portraits, landscapes and tavern scenes. Daly was a student of Frank Duveneck, and his work hangs in the Cincinnati Art Museum.

140. Martin Rettig, Cincinnati, 1869-1956, Native American woman in red robes, oil on canvas, 11.5" x 8", signed. 600-800

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

141. Attributed to Louis Gabriel Eugene Isabey, France, 1803-1886, Domestic scene with man and woman, oil on canvas mounted to board, 15" x 12.25", unsigned. Provenance: Lazarus Estate. 1,000-2,000
142. Hand colored etching of Naples, marked Salathe del, Aspect General de Naples, A. Appert sculpt, 22" x 32", great detail, pinpoint foxing to lower margin, not examined out of frame. 1,000-1,500
143. F.G. Bibiena, Italy, 17-18th century, Detailed interior architectural conception of vast ballroom in Vienna illuminated by 8000 candles, engraving, 14" x 20", engraving by J.A. Pfeffel. Pinhole upper left, abrasions along 3.5" of column to right side. Not examined out of frame. 500-1,000
144. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italy, 1720-1778, Temple of Neptune along the Villa de Pesto, etching, 21" x 28.5", two long separations to upper left, not examined out of frame. 500-1,000
145. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italy, 1720-1778, Major fortified wall along the Via Appia, etching, 20" x 29.5", vertical crease down middle, excellent condition, not examined out of frame. 500-1,000
146. Early lithograph of Napoleon at Waterloo, marked Print par Steuben, New York -Published by Fishel, Adler & Schwartz 94 Fulton St, Grave par Taxet. 20" x 26", minor scratches and foxing, not examined out of frame. 200-400
147. Conrad Kiesel, Germany, 1846-1921, Woman standing by fireplace reading love letter, watercolor painted over print, 19.25" x 11", signed. 150-250
148. Ettore Ascenzi, Italy, 19th century, Mandolin player seated below suit of armor beside window opening to moonlit skyline, watercolor, 20" x 12.5", signed. 300-500
149. Pair of formal portraits. Cavalier man with rapier and hat, probably a copy of a Dutch master work. Woman in blue dress holding white rose, copy of a portrait of Marie Antoinette by Vigee Lebrun c1786. Both are oil on canvas, 18" x 24", signed P Andre to front, Paul Andre on New York label to reverse. 400-600
150. French palace interior scene with musicians, oil on canvas, 23" x 30", signed N Wamboh. 300-500
151. Italian pietra dura plaque, village scene with houses and trees in semi precious stones, 8" x 6", original frame. 750-1,000
152. Set of twelve sterling julep cups from the Frank Herschede Co of Cincinnati, three-tiered feet, bases marked FRANK HERSCHEDE CO STERLING 140, monogrammed GWN IV, 3.75"h, approximately 51.9ozt, several minor dents, scratches below monogram to one. 1,000-1,500
153. Set of eight sterling julep cups, stepped rim and foot, two monogrammed MRG, bases marked Fisher Sterling 87 with maker's mark, 3.5", approximately 30.3ozt, dent to one foot, otherwise excellent condition. 400-600
154. Six sterling julep cups awarded to winning horses at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington. Four with bases marked Mark J Scearce Shelbyville Kentucky, Sterling, eagle hallmark with DDE indicating Eisenhower was in office: Cuvier Boy, The Crestwood, 1959, 3.75"; Colonel Bala, The Bwamazon, 1959, 3.75"; Chance Gauge, The Circle M, 1960, 3.75"; Cuvier Relic, The Riverside, 1960, 3.75". Two with Manchester Silver hallmark and Sterling to base: Putitthere, The Idle Hour Handicap, 1944, 4.25"; Castel Beau, The Merrick Place, 1948, 3.75". All in excellent condition with insignificant scratches and dings, approximately 28.2ozt. 500-800
155. Set of eight Hamilton sterling tall tumblers, monogrammed, marked Hamilton Sterling 29, 5.25"h, approximately 48.7ozt, insignificant surface scratching, excellent condition. 300-400
156. Pair of Gorham sterling three-light candle stands, relief floral decorations, fancy acanthus scrolled arms, weighted and threaded, marked Gorham Sterling with lion/anchor/G marks and 1381 pattern number, 14"h x 14.5"w, excellent condition. 400-600
157. Gorham sterling repousse rectangular bowl, wide rim with a variety of large and detailed blossoms and leaves, stem edging. Marked with lion/anchor/G hallmarks, Sterling, A3951M, and date mark for 1902. 2.5"h x 15" x 11", approximately 33.4ozt, excellent condition. 700-900
158. Gorham sterling repousse oval bowl, wide rim with a variety of large and detailed blossoms and leaves, stem edging. Marked with lion/anchor/G hallmarks, Sterling, A3553M, and date mark for 1903. 2.25"h x 12.5" x 9", approximately 16.7ozt, monogrammed, excellent condition. 300-500
159. Four piece sterling coffee service by the Whiting Division of Gorham, ribbed urn forms with ebony finials, ebony handles to 8.5" (1 3/4 pints) coffee pot and 6.5" 1 1/2 pints) teapot, silver handles to 5.75" sugar and 5.25" (3/8 pint) creamer with gold wash interior. Each piece marked Sterling 6950 with lion-and-shield hallmark to bases, with script AHL monogram to fronts and 1906 to backs. 39.8 ounces including wood, minor scratches and dings. 500-700
160. Five piece sterling coffee service atop large sterling tray, rims decorated with molded blossoms and acanthus scrolls, 9.5" coffee pot, 8.5" teapot, 5.25" cream pitcher, 6" lidded two-handle sugar, 3" waste bowl, 26.5" x 16" two-handle tray, each piece marked 925 Industria Peruana Sterling with hallmark, 127.2ozt, no monograms. Condition: sugar has thumb-print dent to body, three small dents to lid; coffee has bent foot, damage to base of handle, discoloration to body; minor scratches and dings. 800-1,200