A CHINESE SANCAI GLAZE TERRACOTTA SEDAN CART WITH EQUES...A CHINESE SANCAI GLAZE TERRACOTTA SEDAN CART WITH EQUESTRIAN ATTENDANTS, TANG DYNASTY (618-907), with cream, green, orange-brown and lemon yellow glazed terracotta, the lotus anther form finial displayed over an open flower blossom within four lotus pod medallions with recessed carpels, with upturned pointed roof ends, over a rectangular sedan with curtains centered by a fifth lotus pod medallion opening to reveal a seated male noble or courtly figure, the flat bed cart raised on large wheels with tapered paneled spokes, the proud muscular horses, their mains swept to one side are harnessed closely to the cart, guided by two attendants with flat caps tied by a sash, wearing long sleeved tunics over skirts hemmed just below the knee, walking in heavy boots, the group presented on a "D" shaped base. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 7.00"
An apparent repair, a loss at tip of sedan roof, finial lacking but present. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."
FOUR VINTAGE TOY TRUCKS The first is a 1950s Structo flat bed tow truck (6 1/4 x 19 in.) (paint chips); two 1940s Marx service trucks, "Lumar Coal Co." and "Sand Gravel," pressed steel, proper left side lever raises bed, rear dump door is hand-operated (3 1/2 x 10 in.) (rust, wood wheels, paint loss and scrapes); the 4th is a Structo dump truck, 1950s, lacking underside mechanism) (5 x 12 in.).
LIONEL PRE-WAR "O" GAUGE ENGINE AND FIVE CARS Gun metal gray engine #259E and tender with whistle #2689W; Pullman #607 and observation #608, spot light flat bed car #820. Included is an "O" gauge diner #442 by Lionel (soiling).
STEVEN SORMAN, MINNESOTA, NEW YORK (B. 1948), AS WELL III, 2001 , MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER, 19 1/2"H X 15 1/2"W (SIGHT), 25"H X 20 1/2"W (FRAME)Steven Sorman, Minnesota, New York, (B. 1948) As Well III, 2001 , mixed media on paper Titled and numbered 5/9 lower left, signed and dated lower right. Biography from the Archives of askART: Since his debut in the early 1970s Steven Sorman has built a reputation with, openly decorative mixed-medium works. Sorman's ornamental predilections have often provoked comparisons with the sensibilities of Matisse and Motherwell, though his work displays an equally strong kinship with Rauschenberg's cooler, "flat bed" organization of pictorial space. Like his accomplished precursors, Sorman has made collage a central part of his artistic practice. In fact, until recently, Sorman's pieces were typically organized around a persistent motif of broken and overlapping technical forays, so that sections of contrasting color were played against translucent scrims, gestural marks and framed areas that often held figural silhouettes or splashed paint placed to calculated effect. In recent years the tapestried poise of the earliest work has yielded to something more energetic, with Sorman employing wild arabesques to draw together the disparate elements of his compositions. Collaged from handmade paper, sheer drapery, gold leaf and other exotic materials, his works often exude an Oriental sumptuousness. Sorman applies paint in two distinct manners: on the one hand, he makes use of a thinned out, almost watercolor transparency that bares every splatter and much of the canvas beneath, on the other, he allows himself passages of heavily worked, al- most chalky opacity. Filled with bio-morphic shadows and overlapping lines, this painting evokes a horizon-less inner landscape where natural forces reveal themselves with graphic certainty. Private as thought, Sorman's oil proposes a transcendent identity between life's energies, painted gestures and the trace of consciousness. One could say that Sorman's paintings have evolved from ornaments to devotional emblems; a change that bodes well for Sorman's future. Source: Larsen Gallery mixed media on paper Dimensions: 19 1/2"H x 15 1/2"W (sight), 25"H x 20 1/2"W (frame)
Marx 4065 Army Supply Train Set with flat car loads: Marx 4065 Set with 400 0-4-0 Locomotive, New York Central black 4 Wheel Tender with dummy knuckle coupler, Tin 4 Wheel Olive colored sheet metal Flat car with dummy knuckle couplers and silver plastic duck boat, Tin 4 Wheel Olive colored sheet metal Flat car with dummy knuckle couplers and silver plastic flat bed truck (USA 121978 on the hood), Tin 4 Wheel Olive colored sheet metal Flat car with dummy knuckle couplers and silver plastic flood light truck, Tin 4 Wheel Olive colored lithographed Army Supply Train Official Car with dummy knuckle coupler, track and transformer. All components in very clean condition.
Mid Century Tonka Farms and Stepside Trucks: Featured in this lot we have a pair of metal red Tonka trucks circa the mid 1900's. Tonka Toys, originally called Mound Metalcraft, was founded in 1946 by Lynn Everett Baker in Mound, Minnesota. The first truck is a Tonka farms flat bed truck marked on its sides "Tonka Mound, Minn - Tonka Farms" and "Tonka Toy's U. S. A. " on the wheels. The second truck is a Tonka step side truck marked along the side with stickers reading "Tonka Toys trade by mark - Mound Metalcraft Inc. - Mound. Minn" and "Tonka Toys" across the back. Both trucks are in good condition overall with some wear and some chipping in the paint. The farms truck measures 14" long by 6" wide and the stepside measures 12 1/2" long by 5" wide. Condition For a complete representation of condition and for additional images please call 800-686-4216. It is the buyer’s responsibility to view each image and preview the item to determine condition.
Ten reproduction Buddy L outdoor train cars, to i: Ten reproduction Buddy L outdoor train cars, to include a Dredge, three flat bed Lumber cars, a Pile Driver, a shallow Dump car, a Boxcar, a Gondola, a Coal car, and a Caboose.
Ives standard gauge seven-piece train set, to inc: Ives standard gauge seven-piece train set, to include a #3241 Engine, a #192 Boxcar, a #193 Stock car, a #196 Flat Bed, a Dump car, and two #191 Coke cars, one with its original box.