MARTIN BENITO FOR MARBRO, ORMOLU MOUNTED CRYSTAL CENTERPIECE BOWL Made in France, mid 20th century, clear cut crystal oval form bowl with French Empire style gilt bronze mounts including herm double handles, a bead course rim, egg and dart molding, raised on a dolphin foot pedestal and mounted to a square base with (4) scrolled feet, signed to well.
MARTIN BENITO FOR MARBRO, TWO CUT CRYSTAL TABLE LAMPS Made in France, mid 20th century, both clear cut crystal pedestal urn form lamps with gilt bronze mounts, presented with off-white shades, labeled and signed.
FIVE INTERESTING MINERAL SPECIMENS Including an elongated group of Stibnite crystals from Xiquangshan, Hunan, China, 3 1/8 in. L.; Carborundum crystals, Seattle, WA, 3/4 in. H.; a Neptunite crystal on white matrix, Gem Mine, San Benito, Calif., the crystal, about 3/8 in. L.; a Hematite "Eisenrose," Lucendro Pass area, St. Gottard, Switzerland, 5/8 in. L.; a piece of crystalline native silver, 7/8 in. L.; and a piece of crystalline silver mingled with copper, 7/8 in. L.
14 ARTINITE CRYSTAL ROCK MINERALS14 Artinite Crystal Rock Minerals slender white radiating needles in round ball like aggregates on matrix found in San Benito, California.
Largest 5" long.
From the estate of Frank Hall owner of Dover Scientific and collector of rocks, crystals, minerals and fossils.
79 EASTON PRESS LEATHER BOUND BOOKS80 leather bound books - 79 Easton Press and 1 Harvard Classics. 77 Easton Press The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written: Louisa May Alcott Little Women, Victor Hugo Les Miserables, Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ralph Waldo Emerson The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson, D.H. Lawrence Lady Chatterley's Lover, Leo Tolstoy War & Peace, Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo, Jack London The Sea-Wolf, Henry James The Portrait of a Lady, Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Book, Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray, Edmond Rostand Cyrano de Bergerac, Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin, Charles Dickens David Copperfield, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Faust, George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion and Candida, John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men, Edward Fitzgerald Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Confucius The Analects of Confucius, Herman Melville Billy Budd and Benito Cereno, Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice, Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe, William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream, Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels, Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary, Bram Stoker Dracula, Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy, Charles Darwin On the Origin of Species, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Don Quixote, Henry David Thoreau Walden, Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Guy de Maupassant The Tales of Guy de Maupassant, George Eliot Silas Marner, Herman Melville Moby Dick, Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities, George Orwell Animal Farm, Aesop Aesop's Fables, Mary Shelley Frankenstein, Oliver Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer, Robert Browning The Poems of Robert Browning, Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales, William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet, H.G. Wells The Time Machine, Homer The Iliad, St. Augustine The Confessions of St. Augustine, Henry Fielding Tom Jones, John Milton Paradise Lost, Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights, James Fenimore Copper The Last of the Mohicans, Robert Louis Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Aldous Huxley Brave New World, Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage, Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina, Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms, Richard F. Burton The Arabian Knights, Thomas Paine Rights of Man, Sir Walter Scott The Talisman, Machiavelli The Prince, Sophocles Oedipus the King, Joseph Conrad Lord Jim, Livy History of Early Rome, John Boccaccio The Decameron, Charles Dickens Great Expectations, Emily Dickinson Poems of Emily Dickinson, Virgil Aeneid, Washington Irving The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories, Jules Verne Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island, Walter Scott Ivanhoe, Homer The Odyssey, Thomas Hardy Tess of the d'Ubervilles, Samuel Butler The Way of All Flesh, Nathaniel Hawthorn The Scarlet Letter, Grimm's Fairytales, Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers; 1 Easton Press Greatest Books Ever Written: Herman Melville Moby Dick; 1 Easton Press Millenium Edition Harvard Classics Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays and English Traits; 1 Harvard Classics The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato, The Golden Sayings of Epictetus and The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.
(LOT OF APPROX. 59) TWO SHELVES OF ARTICLES AND MAGAZINES (lot of approx. 59) Two shelves of articles and magazines, many bearing signatures, including Sammy Sosa, Steve Garvey, George Brett, Dave Cone, Doug DeCinces, Dave Stieb and Andre Dawson, Mike Piazza, Tony Gwynn, Jason Giambi, Todd Van Poppel, Billy Martin and Roy Eisenhardt, Billy Martin, (2) Wally Haas, Tam Candiotti, Sports Illustrated The Amazing A's and Their Five Aces - Rick Langford, Steve McCatty, Brian Kingman, Matt Keough, and Mike Norris, April 27, 1981, Dennis Eckersley, Catfish Hunter, October 7, 1974, Vida Blue, Dave Duncan, Jim Fregosi, Walt Weiss, Tony La Russa, Tony La Russa, Makr McGuire, Will Clark and Mark McGuire, Benito Santiago and Mark McGuire, Jose Canseco, Rickey Henderson, Dan Haren, Reggie Jackson, Billy Martin, etc. Provenance: Louise Irvin Jones Estate, the most senior ticket holder at The Colosseum, since 1973
BENITO RAMOS CATALAN (1888 - 1961) OIL ON CANVASDESCRIPTION: A Benito Ramos Catalan oil on canvas signed painting. Features a multi-colored landscape scene with green foliage, two figures strolling along a path with a snow capped mountain range in the distance. Signed bottom right "Ramos Catalan" complete mounted in a gold and black toned frame. CIRCA: 20th Ct. ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: H: 32.5" x L: 40.25" CONDITION: Great condition. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or SMS (305) 333-4134. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission."
MARTIN BENITO CUT CRYSTAL & BRONZE LAMPDESCRIPTION: A large cut crystal and gold gilt bronze lamp by Martin Benito. Signed on the bottom Martin Benito Made In France. CIRCA: Late 20th ct ORIGIN: France DIMENSIONS: H:21" (Upo to the top of the crystal shade L:11" D:10" CONDITION: Great condition. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email (email@example.com) or SMS (305) 333-4134. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.
BENITO RAMOS CATALAN (CHILEAN 1888-1961) A PAINTING, "C...BENITO RAMOS CATALAN (Chilean 1888-1961) A PAINTING, "Camino," oil on canvas, signed L/R, verso signed and titled in pencil. 21" x 23" Provenance: Property from a South Texas Collector.
Toning of varnish, resulting in mild yellowing of surface, craquelure, some surface dust debris, but overall in good condition, stretcher marks, wear commensurate with age. 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."
PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY PORTRAITS TO INCLUDE ONE OF A GIRL...Pair of 19th Century Portraits to include one of a girl holding a letter along with a boy playing a violin, oil on canvas, both signed lower right 'Benito', 23 1/2" x 16 1/2".
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THOMAS BRIGG & SONS WHANGEE UMBRELLA-Ca. 1960 -Classic English umbrella with a sizeable whangee crook handle, a wood pole shaft, metal ferrule, U-shaped steel ribs and stretchers and a blackened brass, sliding runner. The probably refurbished canopy of the umbrella is made up of eight grayish-blue squared pattern silk with matching tie wrap and black steel popper and turned black steel rib tips. -All Brigg umbrellas were things of beauty, but this one is sleeker and more covetable than all the others that had gone before it. Any stylish gentleman was bound to want one, even if he had several Briggs already. -Anyhow, best British quality and repeatedly winners of coveted Design Council Awards, this umbrella obeys to long gone rigorous standards of production and also proves to that it was made to last. -H. 5 ¾” x 7”, O.L. 36” -$100-$200 -Published in the book “In Good Hands, 250 years of craftsmanship at, Swaine Adeny Brigg” by Katherine Prior, pages 120-121, this Brigg umbrella related story is worth two minutes reading. -“One gentleman’s umbrella in particular achieved world fame - this was Neville Chamberlain’s black silk which he took with him to talks with Adolf Hitler at Munich in September 1938. The world, holding its breath in hope of peace, looked on in amazement as photographs emerged of Chamberlain’s immaculately furled umbrella claiming a starring role in the proceedings. A few months later, in January 1939, the same umbrella twirled its way to Rome, when Chamberlain paid a visit to Benito Mussolini. Newspapers devoted column inches to this unlikely symbol of hope, with one or two of Brigg’s salesmen providing discreet insights into the great man’s brolly behaviour. Every few years, they reported, Chamberlain personally brought his umbrella into the St James’s shop to be recovered. While it was being examined, he would while away the minutes admiring and fondling the more flamboyant styles on display, but he was never tempted to buy another, and always ordered simply that his old one be recovered. According to Viscountess Elibank, his wife had given it to him in 1899 and he refused therefore to countenance its replacement. It was a heavy black silk affair, with a Malacca cane handle, seven-eighths of an inch thick, spliced onto a Tonkin cane shaft, with a gilt collar. One of Brigg’s insiders reported that it had originally cost £2 17s 6d, but that if the collar had been of solid gold the price would have been six guineas. It was smart but not showy. `It’s what one might call a Rolls-Royce of an umbrella,’ the insider added. ‘Natty but quiet; solid, but lighter, the sort of umbrella which becomes part of a man, if I may say so.’ The repair men recovered it each time, but they could not help but notice that it had not been opened since they had last ironed its hand-stitched gores into pristine pleats. Chamberlain had most recently brought it in just before he flew to Munich. This press reportage seemed to confirm Chamberlain’s reputation as a sober and restrained politician, not given to rash decisions. In the United States the fascination with Chamberlain’s prop prompted articles on the style and deportment of a true gentleman and kicked off a local revival in umbrellas and parasols. In July 1939 Life magazine devoted an article to the ‘umbrella of appeasement’, which was not yet a derogatory term for most people. For a few short months, umbrellas were no longer associated with soggy gloom, but were wielded in a spirit of hope and optimism. For his part, Hitler, who had resented being forced into a diplomatic conference of `equals’ at Munich, could barely contain his scorn for `umbrella politicians’. At the time all this fuss must have seemed like magnificent publicity for Brigg. Indeed, the shop men could not have spoken to the press without the blessing of Brigg’s management. But ultimately, of course, it was an ironic prelude to the ending of the company’s independence. A few months later, the war that Chamberlain had tried to avert erupted, and soon afterwards Brigg lost their Paris showroom. The merger of Thomas Brigg & Sons with Swaine & Adeney followed in February 1943. When the war was over, a new era of economic austerity and political levelling ensured that the art of making and selling quality umbrellas would never again be quite the same.”
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