CARL KAHLER, oil painting on canvas, late 19th century, woman with gray thorobred race horse. Kahler was a well known listed American artist (Benizet), famous for his beautifully rendered horse and cat paintings.
The female figure was a popular model at the time of the painting, and was known as the "IVORY SOAP GIRL." She also modeled for advertising for Coca Cola. Perhaps you have seen her on old trays.
Born in Linz, Austria in 1855. Kahler studied at the Munich Art Academy and in Paris. During the 1880s he was well known in Germany and Austria. An itinerant artist, in 1886 he sailed for Australia where his works were well received and in demand. While there, he was awarded the commission for four paintings of the Melbourne Cup (racing event) and others in New Zealand. Upon moving to San Francisco from NYC in 1891, he opened a studio where he specialized in figure painting.
Condition: excellent, original gilt Art Nouveau period frame.
Measurements: 4 ft height x 3 ft width
Fine oil on board panel (grained birch or elm) of coral toned and yellow nasturtiums in blue and white Chinese bowl. Signed in lower left corner in dark coral, Ray..or Reg, may be Raynor, or similar.Circa 1930-1940.
Framed in fine quality gilt frame, as shown.
Dimensions: Painting: 7 3/4(19cm) by 9 1/2"(24cm)
Frame: 15 1/2"(39.25cm) by18"(40cm)
Condition: Excellent. Frame is nice gilt on wood. Inner liner could be replaced. Paining could use a cleaning.
Wonderful Impressionist oil on paper, in the manner of Paul Seraut, "SEINE AT COURBEVOIE" Charming and very fine artistic rendition with lovely colors and subject. See details in photo 6 for historical details, on back of this work of art.
Dimensions:8 1/2"x 10 3/4", on 6" x 12" canvas board
FINE AMERICAN NAUTICAL OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS OF CLIPPER SHIP AT SEA UNDER FULL SAIL. 19H CENTURY, AMERICAN SIGNED LOWER RIGHT CORNER. ORIGINAL GILT FRAME.
Dimensions to follow today...
Here is a true gem of Americana folk art. A naive rendition in the manner of Grandma Moses, only better. We have a lovely Christmas card view of a country farm and horse drawn sleigh under a bold crescent moon. Wonderful...Discovered in Sacramento, California. Dynamite collectors piece. What a great Christmas Card!
Dimensions 8 1/2" x 11"
Here is a magnificent water color textured paper of Hong Kong Harbor featuring the modern skyline and a classic and timeless Chinese Junk.
A wonderful and expressive statement of the old and new. Framed in Hong Kong
Companion piece to Chinese River Village (470807) offered here as well.
Condition: Excellent, no damage
Dimensions: 8"(20cm) x 12"(30.5cm) Inside of mat
16 3/4" x 12 3/4" framed
A stunning Chinese original watercolor on textured paper by John Chan. The subject is a quiet rural River Village typical of old China.
This is the companion piece (470802) to "Hong Kong Harbor" offered here being sold separately. Framed in Hong Kong
Condition: Excellent, no damage
Dimensions: Height 8"(20cm)x 12"(30.5cm) Showing Under mat
Framed: 12 3/4" x 16 3/4"
Sensational matched pair of original watercolors of Fox Hunt on textured paper. This is an exceptional and delightful pair of paintings in original frames, late 19th, early 20th century, most likely English.
Great use of color and feeling of movement. Fine and Early. Unsigned.
Condition: Excellent: I have not removed them from frames, to date. No damage, mounted on top of mats.
Dimensions: About 8 1/2" x 11" plus frames.
I love this wonderful American Folk Art painting I call Family Band. Don't know a thing about it except that it is wonderful. Great style, and lots of appeal. Signed lower left Hoe.
Dimensions: To be added, Framed
Painting is in oil on canvas. Terrific folky down home country family fun. Too bad these days are gone.
Incredible floral realism is presented in this magnificent painting from the mid century artist, Y. Takaguchi, dated 1981.
This floral study of FUCHSIAS is so vivid and realistic it is hard to believe this is an oil painting on canvas, and not a photograph.
In the manner of O'Keefe, Takaguchi has captured the essence of floral beauty. I am unable to find any data on this artist.
Dimensions: Height: 18"(45.50cm)
Condition: Very good, as shown, unframed
This is a fine pair of designer Blue and White porcelain CHINESE lamps. The lamps sell with custom Chinese shades and finials. Exceptional quality porcelain with fine handpainted Chinese details.Vases are mounted with rosewood tops and bases
Dimensions: 14" (35.50cm) Vases
16" (40.50cm) Height, lid to feet
9" (22.50cm) Width
Condition: Excellent. New, still wrapped
Fine Imari vase made into a lamp. The lamp has exceptionally pleasing Imari motifs, with hand paint details in cobalt, orange and fine gilt on a rich cream ground. A beautiful cream colored new round ribbed shade and brass Asian figural final included. Lamp retailed at $650.00, purchased at going out of business sale at Warren Antiques Imports Laguna Beach, CA
Dimensions: Height 16"(40.50cm) The Vase
28"(71cm)To top of Harp
Condition: Unsure of age but newer, lamp has never been used, was in shop for years.
I have had this charming small early tole kettle for years. Purchased at the Brimfield Massachusetts sale back in the 1970's.
All original old paint, original bail handle... great in the kitchen or by fireplace with matches or a candle.
Dimensions: To be added
Condition: Original as found condition
ALEXANDER DZIGURSKI AMERICAN ARTIST, 1911-1995 original oil on canvas. Painted early in the artists career while living in Italy, a fine rendition of the Grand Canal. This is a rare offering, as the majority of this California artists work is California related.
Alexander Dzigurski, who is known for his seascapes, landscapes, and some portraiture, is associated with the art of California, although he was born in the farming community of Backa, located in Stari Becej, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His extensive US travel can be seen in his works from the Smokies, the Grand Tetons, Mt. Shasta, the Rockies, Glacier National Park, New England, and other coastal areas. His paintings can be found in the Franklin Mint Museum of American Art in Pennsylvania, the Republic Bank of Dallas, The Michigan Bank of Chicago, Illinois, the Ravenswood Bank of Chicago, Illinois, and at the Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, Illinois.
Additional photos will be posted.
Ceramic (porcelain) French BIRDCAGE, delicately painted with rose colored florals complete with decorative red and green bird on wooden perch , circa 1880, probably a Paris porcelain. No makers marks which I can locate.
Extremely rare and delightful figural porcelain, details painted even on underside of cage. Cage can be hung,or stand on the porcelain feet. Brass bars,lock and findings. A sensational decorative antique treasure from France.
Dimensions: 10 Inches Height, plus 2 Inches for top brass ring
19 Inches Circumference
6 Inches Width
Condition: Excellent. No hairlines,chips or repairs There is no damage. Tiny firing crack in surface by ring. Top ring has a bolt which can be adjusted from the inside.