2008 Spring Select Auction

Lots 241-280

241. Sterling and cut crystal perfume flask, threaded lid marked Sterling 1416 on neck, monogrammed MWT, original cork is loose, 11", excellent condition. 100-200
242. Loring Andrews sterling repousse castle scene footed vase, fully embossed and chased decorations including two castles scenes and two large birds surrounded by blossoms and leaves, acanthus and blossom edging to rim and foot. Base marked Sterling, The Loring Andrews Co, Cincinnati USA, 103. 4"h x 7"d, approximately 9.6ozt, insignificant surface scratching excellent condition. 1,500-2,500
243. Loring Andrews sterling repousse and chased footed center bowl, heavily decorated with strawberries, grapes, and a variety of blossoms and leaves, with acanthus scroll and blossom edging to rim and foot. Base marked Sterling Loring Andrews & Co Cincinnati USA 202. 6"h x 12.25"d, approximately 33.3ozt. Light surface scratches, excellent condition. 2,500-3,500
244. Wallace sterling repousse sugar bowl, embossed decorations of blossoms, leaves and acanthus scrolls, gold wash interior, fancy molded rim, underside of side inscribed Clarence van Wie Burton June 20th 1898. Base marked Sterling 821 with Wallace's stag head hallmark. 3"h x 5.25"d, approximately 6.6ozt, insignificant scratches to interior, excellent condition. 150-250
245. David Kinsey three-piece coin silver tea set, ornately decorated with detailed quail and rose blossom finials, acanthus trimmed handles and bands of rose blossoms and leaves, each piece marked D. Kinsey, teapot 12", covered sugar 9.5", creamer 6", approximately 99ozt, excellent condition. Pictured in and selling with Beckman's book entitled "Cincinnati Silversmiths, Jewelers, Watch and Clockmakers," p. 82. 3,000-5,000
246. Pair of Art Deco lobby torchieres, upper rim with hanging swags links four splayed acanthus scrolls supporting molded white iridescent shade with highlights of magenta, green and orange, blossoms and trellis work to stem, heavily ornamented base with three acanthus scroll feet, one in silver patina, one in pale gold patina, shades come with fitted wood cases, 65"h total, 9"d shades, worn patinas. 2,000-3,000
247. Italian 19th century finely carved marble bust of bare-breasted beautiful young woman, Hellenistic style, nicely curled tresses of hair tied into a bun with long trailing strands, on posted marble base, 29"h x 21"w x 13"d, one 2" x 4" chip to base, excellent condition. 4,000-6,000
248. Two Italian bronze equestrian statues: A fully armed Roman centurion with raised sword, and draped woman drooped as if injured under her raised shield, both atop rearing stallions. Heavy plinth bases marked Sommer Napoli. 21"h x 21"w x 9"d. Condition: female has abrasion to her hip and her horse's haunches, repaired tail. 1,000-2,000
249. Mahogany Louis XV style bureau plat, extensive ormolu mounts in great detail including men to corners and edging around top surface, black leather top with gold trim, three drawers to front and three false drawers to reverse, 31"h x 70"w x 35"d, overall excellent condition, minor discoloration to top. 2,500-4,000
250. Argyle pattern parquetry inlaid Italian bombe two-drawer chest, dramatic walnut and cherry inlay, original scrolled hardware, ormolu mounts to front feet, 29"h x 37"w x 19"d, terrific size. Very good condition, great patina, vertical separation to one side, two circular ink stains to top, 3/4" minor veneer chip to one side. 750-1,000
251. French vitrine of brilliant flame grained mahogany with tufted green interior, omolu mounted escutcheons, applied carvings include blossoms, shells and gold accented leaves. Two beveled glass doors to top with three glass shelves, bombe lower cabinet houses two drawers with birdseye maple fronts over four open-front drawers. 88"h x 46"w x 18"d, excellent condition. 2,500-3,000
252. Unique pine corner cupboard, three scalloped shelves to top surrounded by open carvings, tongue and groove curved back, two door base, great natural finish, two piece, 89"h x 51"w x 34"d, excellent condition. 1,500-2,500
253. Bombe three drawer chest with sage green marble top, parquetry inlaid diamond pattern, three string inlaid panels to each drawer front, ormolu mounted legs at top and bottom, ornate original leaf and vine hardware, original finish, 20th century, 31"h x 38"w x 20"d, some veneer loss, small section missing to left hind foot, overall excellent condition. 1,000-1,500
254. Trouvailles marble top flamed mahogany bombe chest, crotch mahogany insets to drawer fronts, ormolu mounts including bearded man to skirt, mottled cream color marble, 20th century, 36"h x 52"w x 21"d, shallow surface chip to marble, excellent condition. 600-800
255. 19th century Venetian silver chest on gilt stand. Cut corner chest with two doors enclosing four-drawer interior, flip lid upper bout with hand painted interior, exterior covered in pale blue/silver jacquard weave fabric, original ornate strap hardware and drop handles to sides, all on dramatic gilt paw-foot stand. 38"h x 31"w x 24"d. Stand shows minor wear with repair to one leg. 1,500-2,000
256. French mahogany inlaid game table, revolving flip top with brilliant green felt playing surface. Inlaid with walnut and assorted woods to top and four skirts in blossoms, vines and leaves, ormolu mounted edging and legs, 31"h x 32"w x 23"d, superb condition. 800-1,200

257. Italian mahogany expandable game table, cut corner form, fully inlaid with blossoms, leaves, scrolling and twisting vines in mixed burled and brilliantly grained woods in tan, yellow, coral, dark brown, olive green and pale pink. Underside of top is inlaid with backgammon board. Interior removeable board has inlaid checkerboard to one side, brilliant green velvet card playing surface to reverse. Third layer has roullette board that slides apart to expose roullette wheel and storage compartments. Includes round game pieces, poker chips in caddy, assorted dice and two leather clad dice cups. 30" x 30" x 30". Elegant contemporary piece in pristine condition. 1,500-2,500
258. Two bronzed classical draped lady statues, 58"h, each holding a torch aloft, one carrying cattails, one carrying wheat shocks, each with matching wreaths in their hair, both in dramatic wind blown gowns with fancy belts. French foundry wafer marks, wheat girl has tag reading La terre, Par lequien (sculpt), cattail girl tag reads L'eau, Par lequien (sculpt), wonderful bronze patina, bases have nice details with rocks and water, fancy belts, base diameter 14". Condition: repair to forearm of wheat girl, and lower tip of cattail girl's torch is cracked. 10,000-15,000
259. Dramatic bronze andirons, classic andiron form surrounded by animals and people including grotesque dolphins, seated boy with dog, winged cherubs, horned sheep, nude dancers, and large winged cherub to top, 32"h. 2,000-3,000
260. c.1880 French Art Nouveau vitrine, classic Nouveau carved shapes and accents, apricot velvet interior, three glass shelves, 61"h x 23"w x 13"d, mild staining to top and interior. 1,000-1,500
261. Late 19th century Art Nouveau bench, probably French, classic Nouveau lines, four hoof feet, carved blossom center panels to both sides, carved skirt, cane seat. 28"h x 28"w x 20"d. Later caning, joints loose. 600-800
262. Henry Lawrence Faulkner, Kentucky, 1924-1981, Architectural complex with flying cherubs, blossoms and lanterns. Oil on board, 33" x 20", signed. 8,000-12,000

A 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.

263. Henry Lawrence Faulkner, Kentucky, 1924-1981, Still life with flowers in planter with framed picture of Alice the goat, colorful and lively background. Oil on board, 29" x 23", signed. 8,000-12,000
264. Henry Lawrence Faulkner, Kentucky, 1924-1981, Cherub and rabbit standing by tree full of cats, birds, blossoms, butterflies, a cherub blowing a horn, a long winding blue ribbon, and Alice the goat. Oil on board, 27" x 19", signed. 8,000-12,000
265. Carl Schmidt, California, 1885-1969, Barn scene with birds, oil on board, 16" x 20", signed. 2,000-3,000
266. Carl Schmidt, California, 1885-1969, Desert landscape with distant mountains, oil on board, 12" x 16", signed. 2,000-3,000
267. Paul Sawyier, Kentucky, 1865-1917, Fertility: Hilly landscape with rocks and trees, watercolor, 12" x 19", signed. 10,000-15,000

Kentucky Impressionist Paul Sawyier began his art studies at an early age with a private tutor from Cincinnati. He studied portraiture under Thomas Noble at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He moved to New York to study at the Art Student's League under William Merritt Chase, where he was also able to observe John Singer Sargent. He later studied with Frank Duveneck.

268. Hunter Wood, New York, b.1908, Coastal scene with great crashing and rolling waves, 1947, oil on canvas, 24" x 36", signed and dated. 800-1,200

Hunter Wood was born on Long Island, the son of the marine painter Worden George Wood who served aboard the Clipper "Yankee" in the Spanish-American War and the great-grandson of John L. Worden who commanded the "Monitor" in its fight against the "Merrimac" in the Civil War. Wood served in the Merchant Marine, and his paintings reflect this background.

270. Hugo Scheiber, Hungary, 1873-1950, Art Deco portrait of a lady, gouache, 11" x 7.5", signed. 1,500-2,500

A well-listed artist associated with several avant garde movements of the early twentieth century, including Futurism and German Expressionism. He exhibited at the Societe Anonyme, and was featured in the avant garde German periodical Der Sturm.

271. J.J. Enwright (Hjalmar Amundsen), NY, 1911-2001, Dock scene with men and sailboats, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", signed Amundsen. 1,250-1,750

J.J. Enwright is one of the pseudonyms of artist Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen. He is best known for his harbor paintings in New York and Massachusetts. He was one of the founders of the Washington Square Art Show in New York, and painted covers for Motor Boating Magazine.

272. Tiffany Studios Venetian pattern desk clock, bronze cut-corner form with animal border, winder and ring to top, face reads Tiffany & Co. New York. Base impressed Tiffany Studios New York, 1679, excellent condition, some loss to patina on bezel, 4"w x 4"d x 3"h. 2,500-3,000
273. Tiffany Studios Venetian pattern desk calendar, bronze form with animal border and flip top, base impressed Tiffany Studios New York, 1662, excellent original patina, 6"d x 5"w x 4"h. 1,000-1,500
274. Tiffany Studios Venetian pattern rocker-blotter, bronze with animal border, 5.5"w x 3"d x 2"h, sells with Tiffany Studios Venetian pattern desk clip, bronze with animal border, back impressed Tiffany Studios New York, 1693, 3.5"w x 2.25"d, both in excellent condition, original patina. 700-900
275. Tiffany Studios bronze ash stand, organic ribbed base with adjustable height thumbscrew, supports basket with decorated hinged rim with match keep, original bowl insert. Base impressed Tiffany Studios New York, 1654, rich original green-brown patina, end of one basket rib not connected, bowl interior shows use. Base diameter 8", 26"h and extends to 40". 1,500-2,000
276. Tiffany Studios desk set in the Grape Vine pattern, bronze with green and white slag glass, all pieces marked Tiffany Studios New York, all in original brown patina with green highlights. Footed inkwell with glass insert, marked 108, 3.5"h x 4.25" x 4.25". Bill hook, 7". Standing desk calendar, 6.5" x 7.5". Pair of blotter ends, 2" x 19". All pieces show minor use, calendar has cracked glass and shaft one screw for swing-arm is broken, one arm is therefore not connected. 1,500-2,000
277. Three L.C. Tiffany Favrile footed salts, bowl form on four pulled feet of iridescent glass in shades of gold, violet, orange, pink and green, etched L.C.T. 628 on each, 2.25"d x 1.25"h, excellent condition. 900-1,200
278. Quezal vase, ribbed low form of iridescent glass in shades of gold, orange, pink and yellow. Unsigned, 5.5"d x 2.5"h, mint. 300-400
279. French bronze statue of Napoleonic soldier presenting arms, model by Emmanuel Fremiet (France, 1824-1910), carrying full gear including fur hat with eagle emblem, signed E Fremiet, bolted to base, 11.5"h, excellent condition. 500-1,000
280. Bronze statue of roaring lion by Jean Bernard Descomps, France, 1872-1948, dark brown patina with green highlights, signed in mold, underside double marked MADE IN FRANCE, 12"h x 21"w x 5"d, excellent condition. 1,800-2,200

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