PAIR OF DERBY PORCELAIN MODELS OF BOUQUETS AND A PEAR FORM INKWELLThe pair with iron red painted mark.
The pair 7 x 4 in. diam., the inkwell 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.
Each with wear and losses to the applied flowers. The bouquets with greater losses and some areas of restoration. Otherwise in good condition.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.
FIVE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN ITEMS, ENGLAND, 18TH CENTURY, England, 18th century, two Worcester items, a bowl in the Three Flowers pattern dia. 8; and a tankard in the Bouquet pattern, ht. 5; two Lowestoft, an oval stand with Oriental landscape, lg. 7 1/4; and sauceboat with printed flowers, lg. 8; and a Derby tankard with Oriental landscape, ht. 6 1/4 in.
ORIGINAL BIRGER SANDZEN OIL, ROSES (1915)Condition
The paint layer has no dry cracking, but there is an abrasion in the bottom third of the image, bluish in appearance and most visible in the shadow of the vase. Slight scratch to the paint layer in the middle of the bouquet, with no loss. The frame is in very good condition.
NICOLAS AFRICANO / THE MEANING (1974)Nicolas Africano
(Illinois, b. 1948)
The Meaning , 1974
Acrylic on canvas
46" x 28"
Signed and dated to the reverse of the canvas. Across the top of the canvas is written "The Meaning" and each individual image in the painting is labeled, reading from top left to bottom right: "The Waterfall / The Volcano / Rocket Smoke (The Corn Field) / The Tornado / The Reindeer / The Rocket / The Bouquet / The Lake / The White Dog (Broken Heart) / The Black Goose in the Fog / The Ground / The Tree." Around the edges of the canvas is a border of alternating black and white conical paint mounds.
Nicolas Africano referred to this work as "the catalogue" at his 1974 Master's show at Illinois State University, because it lists much of the imagery that was present across his work. Bill Morgan comments: "It's all done with the images- they seem to embrace but then befuddle the classic categories of Natural vs. Human-made."
Provenance : From the Bill & Ellen Morgan collection. Bill Morgan is a professor emeritus of English at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. It was there that he befriended Nicolas Africano, and he quickly became a patron and collector of the Africano's work as well; for a time Morgan rented Africano a room, occasionally accepting artwork in lieu of payment. This far-reaching collection from an early adopter gives a unique opportunity to access rare early works and get an expansive view of the artist during several pivotal moments in his journey.
Alternate spelling : Nicholas Africano
Good to very good condition. Some of the text is difficult to read.
PASTEL PORTRAIT, YOUNG LADY, 19TH CENTURYA very good 19th century pastel portrait of a young lady, her floral head band accented by the bouquet in the bottom of the portrait. Set within a lovely gilt Art Nouveau frame (reflective glass). Unsigned. 21 .5" x 17.5".
BUNDLE OF BLOSSOMS 1008151 - LLADRO PORCELAIN FIGUREA young girl in a pretty gown looks down at the bouquet of flowers she is holding.
Includes original box. Spanish Name: Damita de Honor II. Year Retired: 2008 #lladro
Artist: Marco Antonio Nogueron
Country of Origin: Spain
3PC SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL ORNAMENT, SUNCATCHER AND MINI BOU...Crystal figures of miniature bouquet of flowers, 2004 Heart Ornament and light brown tint hanging retractable suncatcher. Swarovski etched stamp.
The bouquet is the largest 3"H x 2.25" diameter. Includes original boxes of which the largest is 4.75"H x 3.25" diameter. This item has no reserve.
Issued: 20th c.
Country of Origin: Austria
Age related wear.
LE PHO OIL ON SILK PAINTING, JEUNES FILLES AUX BOUQUETS...Le Pho (Vietnam/France, 1907-2001) oil painting on silk mounted on masonite titled "Jeunes Filles aux Bouquets," c. 1950s. The painting depicts three young women among vases filled with flowers, before a golden-yellow background. The figures at left and center carefully arrange the bouquets while the figure at right turns her back to the viewer as she gazes into the distance. Signed "Le Pho" in cursive and Chinese, lower right. With Arthur Lenars & Cie., Paris, shipping label addressed to Wally Findlay Galleries, Chicago, en verso. (Findlay is the American gallery most closely associated with Le Pho). Housed in a carved, giltwood Louis XIV-style frame with fabric mat and brass title/nameplate. With title inscribed en verso along with Lenars shipping label addressed to "FIND 93 CHICAGO." Numbered en verso "4722," upper left, and "No. 3," upper right. Board: 23" H x 35 3/4" W. Frame: 30 1/4" H x 43" W. Biographical note: Le Pho is celebrated for his unique style of painting, blending European influences including Impressionism and Post-Impressionism with Asian artistic traditions, especially Chinese painting. He was among the earliest graduates of the Indochina Fine Arts College, now Vietnam University of Fine Arts, which was set up in 1925 by French painter Victor Tardieu, a friend and colleague of Henri Matisse. Le Pho received a scholarship to study at the Paris National College of Fine Arts. In 1932 he returned to Vietnam to teach before setting off for Beijing, where he became immersed in Chinese artistic traditions. When he left China he had the artistic knowledge needed to develop his own particular artistic style with which he would make his name in France. By 1950, now living in Paris, Le Pho began working in oil on canvas, striking a delicate balance between Chinese painting and French Post-Impressionism. Yet the images he painted focus on traditional Vietnamese subject matter like bamboo branches, birds and especially women with flowers or wearing ao dai. (Adapted from Vietnam News Agency). Note: This painting was featured on Antiques Roadshow in 2014, evaluated by Colleene Fesko, season 20 episode 28: https://www.pbs.org/video/antiques-roadshow-appraisal-le-pho-oil-silk-ca-1950/ . Prequalification is required to bid on this lot. Please contact the auction house by 4 pm EST on Weds. July 6 to make bidding arrangements.
Scattered areas of fine craquelure, primarily in areas of thickly applied paint, which has resulted in flaking, including to leftmost yellow flower in the central bouquet. Ultraviolet light reveals spots of possible inpainting not visible with the naked eye, most prominent in upper left quadrant, behind the head of the figure at left.
HARRY BLACKSTONE SR.’S PERENNIAL BOUQUET.Blackstone, Harry (Henry Boughton). Harry Blackstone Sr.’s Perennial Bouquet. Boston: Joseph Frustaglia (for Holden’s Magic), ca. 1941. A barren green bouquet visibly blooms red flowers at the magician’s command. With a letter tracing the ownership of the bouquet from the manufacturer to Blackstone, to Fred Foshey (Fred Marco), to the previous owner. One of two bouquets manufactured for Blackstone by Frustaglia (see Potter & Potter Auctions, “Magic Memorabilia: Pollock, Alfredson & More” [Nov. 1, 2014, Lot 94]). Working. The opening of the Blackstone Sr. show was billed as the Enchanted Garden, in which he produced feather flower bouquets, a red rosebush, and performed related effects such as this perennially-blooming bouquet.
A RUSSIAN SILVER MONEY PURSE AND CUP, THE LATTER BY KHL...A RUSSIAN SILVER MONEY PURSE AND CUP, THE LATTER BY KHLEBNIKOV, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
a) a silk-lined silver purse decorated overall with a geometric arabesque, engraved with the saying KTO DENEZHKI / BEREZHET TOT BEZ / NUZHDY PROZHIVET [ He who keeps his money [safe] will live eithout need , marked with 84 standard and St. Petersburg town mark, partly effaced workmaster's mark ; length: 7.5 cm (3 in.), width not including pushpiece: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.), weight: 43.6 g (approximately 1.4 ozt)
b) a silver cup of tapering cylindrical form, Moscow, 1908-1917, featuring a repoussed bouquet tied with a ribbon, marked with 84 standard, additional kokoshnik mark, and maker's mark KHLEBNIKOV in Cyrillic with Imperial warrant ; height: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.), diameter: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.), weight: 96.5 g (3.1 ozt)
a) Some staining to the silk lining, which is fragile. Some darkening around the middle. Light overall surface wear and scratches.
b) Overall very good condition. Darkening to the rim, upper interior, and around the left side of the bouquet. Light overall surface wear and scratches.
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MOTTAHEDEH VISTA ALEGRE WINTERTHUR MANDARIN BOUQUET DEC...Mottahedeh Vista Alegre Winterthur Mandarin Bouquet Decorated Dish, 20th Century , with Fitzhugh border, named after an English family, was selected by George Washington for his dinner service at Mount Vernon. The bouquet motif is from a Chinese Export porcelain punch bowl, c. 1800.
9 in. x 10.5 in.
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