VIOLIN, CASE & BOWViolin, 20th c., the interior tag reading "'Antonius Stradivarius, Cremonenfis Faciebat Anno 1729', with bow and very worn hard case, lacking string and bow horsehair, case: 30.5"h, 9"w, 3.75"d, 4.5lbs
VINTAGE COPY OF STRADIVARIUS VIOLINwith MOP rose inlay on tail piece. Two labels on inside: "Repaired by/ Lidholm/ THE VIOLIN MAKER/ St. Louis, MO./ 1916", "Antonius Stradivarius Cremone/ Faciebal Anno 1721." 23" high, 7" wide, 1 1/2" deep. Bridge not attached but present, finish wear, loss, losses, as is.
J.H. COLTON (1800-1893) A MAP, "NEW MAP OF THE STATE OF...J.H. COLTON (1800-1893) A MAP, "New Map of the State of Texas," NEW YORK, CIRCA 1855, hand-colored lithograph on paper, "Compiled from J. de Cordova's large Map," and, "Published by J.H. Colton & Co., No 172 William St., New York.," plates no. 37 and no. 38 joined, the map with three inset views lower left, "Plan of the northern part of Texas," "Plan of Galveston Bay from the U.S. Coast Survey," and, "Plan of Sabine Lake," sheet: 17" x 26 1/2".
Some tears at ends, small surface stains, overall in good condition. Unframed. 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."
(4) AMERICAN STERLING SMALL PLATES & COMPOTE(lot of 4) American sterling silver tableware, including: (1) small plate, Webster Company, approx 6 1/8"diam, (2) small plates, Jennings Silver Company; approx 6 1/8"diam, (1) compote, model no 1720, dents, approx 6 7/8"h, 5.25"diam; 13.13ozt total
CONTINENTAL PAINTED ARCHITECTURAL DOOR PANELContinental carved wood architectural door panel, 18th c., parcel gilt and polychrome painted, panels with centered cartouches framed by scrolling foliates, top panel dated "anno 1724," approx 51.5"h, 23.75"w, 2.5"d
MARKED JOSEPH GUARNERIUS VIOLIN Antique maple wood violin with rosewood chin rest, labels reading "Germany" and "Joseph Guarnerius fecit / Cremonae anno 1728 IHS" inside, together with an instrument case. Case: 30.5" L x 10" W x 5.5" D.
? ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A WARRIOR
NORTHERN ITALY, C. 500 B.C. bronze, likely originating from the top of a candelabrum, standing upon an integral double ring base, the figure stands with his weight on his right leg, the left leg advanced and bent at the knee, wearing a cuirass over a short pleated tunic, the left arm strapped into the broad disc shield with incised chevron pattern, the right arm held up to raise the Corinthian helmet which bears an elegant high crest falling down to his lower back, the hair close cropped15.6cm tallProvenance: Dr. Athos Moretti Collection (1907 - 1993), Belinzona, Switzerland, acquired 1930s - 1960s.Pino Donati (1919 - 1999), Arte Classica, Lugano, Italy, before 1980sChristie's, Antiquities, 8th June 2001, lot 45, sold for $58,750 including premiumPrivate collection, United StatesExhibited:"Master Bronzes of the Classical World"The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 4th December 1967 - 23rd January 1968City Art Museum of Saint Louis, 1st March - 13th April 1968The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 8th May - 30th June 1968Published: Mitten, D.G. & Doeringer, S.F. (1968) Master Bronzes from the Classical World, no 172. Los Angeles: LACMA (scan provided upon request)Note: Dr. Athos Moretti (1907 - 1993) was the director of a major Swiss pharmaceutical company and a significant patron of ancient art. His particular focus was originally upon Magna Graecan and Sicilian coinage, in which he built up one of the most important collections ever assembled. His collection ultimately broadened to include Greek and Roman works of sculpture. Moretti possessed a keen eye for quality and his collection pedigree has become highly prized since his passing. A prolific donor to public institutions, a number of works originally in Moretti's possession now reside in museums around the world.The present piece bears stylistic similarities (specifically with regards to its double ring base and extravagant helmet crest) to the Etruscan bronze figure sold at Sotheby's, 3rd December 2019, lot 8 (also described as originating from the top of a candelabrum). Another notable paralel is the Etruscan bronze depicting the suicide of Ajax, c. 500 - 480 B.C. in the collection of the Florence Museo Archaeologico inv. 12193. For a further example of an Etruscan candelabrum finial with a figure wearing a similar cuirass, please see The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession number 47.11.3.
Two Vintage Violins in Cases: Continental, early 20th century, student's violin, bears label within "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1721/Made in Bohemia", carved maple body, ebonized fretboard and tuning pegs, 21-1/4 in. ; with partial bow and hardshell case; student's violin, bears label within "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno 1713", 21-1/4 in. , with bow and hardshell case - Provenance: Estate of Paul W. Doll, Jr. , Lake Toxaway, North Carolina Condition both lacking chin rests, both with extensive abrasions and wear to finish, cases in poor condition
Important Henrietta Johnston pastel (Henrietta De Beaulieu Dering Johnston, South Carolina/Ireland, 1670-1728), inscribed on label verso backing board portrait of "Colonel Thomas Broughton" (died 1737) and signed "Henrietta Johnson Fecit South Carolina Ano 172…", Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina (1730-1737), pastel on blue laid paper, MESDA label verso dated November 27, 1978, #5-8986, and accompanied by MESDA catalogue file No. 18983, 11-3/4 x 8-7/8 in.; original 18th century black-painted wood frame. Extensive restoration to edges of paper predominantly the left edge, top and right corners, some at left bottom corner, other restored holes, some loss to pastel; frame with abrasions. Mr. and Mrs. Frank McLeod, South Carolina (inscribed on panel in colored pencil); by descent in family.
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