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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 2000 item #116880 (stock #scr1004)
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This original contemporary Chinese ink and watercolor painting measures 20 by 38 inches (painting only) and 24 by 73 inches, including the silk brocaded scroll it is mounted on.

It has the seal and signature of the artist lower left. It also has one collector's seal.

The subject is an old monk in contemplation.

It is in excellent condition.

Additional information about Contemporary Chinese scroll paintings is available in our Newsletter by clicking on Newsletter on our Home page.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Metals : Pewter : Pre 1910 item #82016 (stock #TR0105)
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This is an ORIGINAL, SIGNED ART NOUVEAU PEWTER VASE with a nude woman seated above and leaf motif decoration.

It is signed, CLIO HUNEKER and dates circa 1890-1915.

It measures approximately 8 inches tall and six inches in diameter.

Condition is very good with oxidation in a few areas and a pinprick sized loss of patina on the cheek.

CLIO HINTON HUNEKER BRACKEN (1870-1925) was a pupil of Rodin, Augustus Saint Gaudens, Frederic MacMonnies, Chapu, and Carpeaux. She is listed in Fielding's American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers as Clio Hinton Bracken. Another listing in Davenport's Art Reference lists her under her complete name. An additional listing in Theran's Fine Art Identification and Price Guide of 15 years ago (1990) lists her sculptures ranging between $2750-$8800. A full biography and auction records may also be found on www.askart.com.

Although known for her classic art nouveau bronze figures of nude women, she obviously worked in other materials, as evidenced by this work. This may have been a model (in pewter)for a later bronze. More likely this was a custom piece (based on the signature-prliminary castings were seldom signed). It may also be one of a kind.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #474426
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This antique cloisonne figure in the form of a Kylin or mythical beast measures about 12 inches long (head to tail), 8 inches tall and 3 1/2 inches wide. It dates from the 18th-19th century in China.

It is covered all over it's body with multicolored scales, outlined in gold. It also has outstanding gilded details. Its removable mane is still intact.

It is in outstanding condition, except for an extremely minor loss to the enamel on the tip of it's snout.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #576969
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This outstanding jade carving of a reclining camel measures 3 1/4 inches long by 1 1/4 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches in depth.

The carving is an semi opaque gray jade with large areas of brown oxidation and a few small areas of calcification on the bottom.

This carving has a lot of charm and most likely dates to the Ching Dynasty, but it may actually be earlier.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1920 item #772244
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This Tibetan Silver and Copper Conch shell trumpet (rag gshog-ma) measures approximately 14 inches by 10 inches by 3 inches in depth.

This right-turning shell, itself one of the eight auspicious symbols, with an attached wing and elongated posterior rod. Repoussé details on wing depict a sea dragon (makara) and the eight auspicious symbols. The added wing lengthens the cavity, producing a lower pitch, as well as serving a decorative function.

The Tibetan silver in this trumpet is a mixed silver/ white metal and is not sterling or coin silver. IT IS PRIMARILY COPPER , BUT THE WORKMANSHIP ON IT IS OUTSTANDING.

It is in very good condition, except for a slight crimp or dent at the mouth piece and some slight corrosion on the wing.

It is very similar to one in the National Music Museum in the collection of the University of South Dakota (internet link below):

http://www.usd.edu/smm/Tibet/7199/ConchShell7199.html

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 2000 item #627681 (stock # (scr1024))
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This original Chinese watercolor painting measures 18 by 27 inches (ink and watercolor painting only) and 21 by 66 inches, including the brocaded scroll it is mounted on.

It has the seal and signature of the artist, Qi Xin, along with one or two additional seals which may be collector's seals.

The subject is chicks feeding beneath a palm leaf and a persimmon branch hanging heavy with ripe fruit.

It is in excellent condition.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1920 item #105368 (stock #TR0180)
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This is an ANTIQUE TIBETAN SILVER RITUAL CONCH SHELL..

It measures 7 1/2 inches long by 4 inches in diameter.

It has finely detailed silver work with leaf, bird and animal motifs. It also has mounted on it nine old turquoise and coral cabachons.

This antique conch horn appears to have been handled for generations as can be seen by the overall even wear on the heavy repousse silver detailing.

Conch horns are one of the earliest types of wind instruments . They have been used to make sound offerings in religious rites for hundreds of years. The conch shell is also one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism and is an integral part of many monastic rites and ceremonies.

Insured delivery is included within the United States.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #124515 (stock #TR0213)
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This original 17th century Standing Bronze Figure of Kali measures 12 1/2 inches tall, 8 inches wide and 4 inches in depth.

It is in excellent condition with no evidence of repairs or restoration.

Kali is standing on a prostrate human figure with eight arms, each arm is holding either an emblem, a weapon or a severed human head.

There is some verdigris on the reverse.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1930 item #903562
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This original oil painting on stretched canvas measures 14 by 21 inches (image only) and about 19 by 30 inches in it's original frame.

The subject is an impressionist scene of soldiers marching along side a line of old fashioned tanks followed up by mounted cavalry on horseback.

The combination of cavalry and tanks probably dates this to WWI rather than WW2.

It is signed in the lower right corner, D.K.Seavey.

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Dorothy K. Seavey (1895-1964) is listed by ASKART.COM as a California artist, who was born in Colorado, but settled in Los Angeles, California.

She died in San Diego in the mid 60's.

She is also listed in Edan Hughes, Artist's in California, 1786-1940 (2nd.edition).

It is in excellent original condition. There are no rips, tears, holes or apparent restoration of any kind. It could, however, use a light cleaning.

It has a few areas where the old varnish has darkened down a bit.

It also has a small old label that reads: P.J. Bachmann, Fine Arts, 1908 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, Cal.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 2000 item #627700
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This original Chinese watercolor painting measures 18 by 20 inches (ink and watercolor painting only) and 21 by 63 inches, including the brocaded scroll it is mounted on.

It has the seal and signature of the artist, Liu Shukui, along with one or two additional seals which may be collector's seals.

The subject is a cat chasing a bee with it's outstretched paw.

It dates from the late 20th Century.

It is in excellent condition.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1960 item #603898
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This original oil painting on masonite panel measures about 8 by 20 inches,unframed, and approximately 12 by 24 inches in it's simple frame.

It dates circa 1940-1960.

It is in excellent condition.

It is signed M.Moore with the artist's monogram / signature in the lower left corner. See closeup.

Biographical Information: Martha Elizabeth Moore (1913-1982)

Martha Moore was born in Bayonne, New Jersey in 1913. She studied at the Art Students League in New York with Frederick Bridgman and Frank Du Mond.Her outstanding work at the League earned her five scholarships.

She exhibited extensively and her paintings were awarded many prizes. She received the prestigious "Issac Maynard Portrait Prize" from the National Academy of Design. She exhibited at the Art League of Long Island, the Lorillard Wolfe Art Club,the American Artists Professional League and the Allied Artists of America.

She also exhibited with the American Water Color Society, the Audubon Artists, the Society of Independent Artists (1944) and numerous museum shows. Her paintings were also exhibited in England, the Scandinavian countries, South America, Mexico, France, Canada and Israel. She authored two books, "Prize Winning Paintings" and "Prize Winning Art"

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #594873
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This antique cloisonne figure in the form of a mythical bird with a censor on it's back measures 11 inches tall by 4 inches wide by 7 inches in depth (head to tail).

It dates from the middle 19th century to the early 20th Century in China.

It is covered all over with multicolored archaic plant and animal symbols, outlined in gold.

It is in outstanding condition.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1920 item #97592 (stock #TR0159)
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This antique hand thrown and painted pottery jar measures approximately 5 1/4 inches in diameter by 4 inches high.

Although I have owned this old pot for many years, Indian antiquities are not my area of expertise. I can't tell Casa Grande from Mata Ortiz. I have had much more knowledgeable people than me in this particular field describe this pot as both.

It is in excellent condition except for a small firing crack along one nose and two very small chips along the upper rim.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1980 item #83709 (stock #TR0120)
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This original watercolor measures 15 x 22 inches and is mounted 20 by 28 inches. It was painted by the listed LAGUNA BEACH ARTIST, Jack Dudley (1918-1996).

Jack Dudley lived and painted in Laguna Beach for 38 years. He studied under Barse Miller in Southern California. He chronicled Indochina in pictures during World War Two. He was a lifetime member of the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts, where he exhibited for over thirty years. He was also a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. He died in 1996 of cancer, just after receiving the Grand Canyon Purchase Award at the annual Arts for the Parks Competition. In April 2000 Dudley’s family donated a collection of his paintings to the Grand Canyon Association. The subjects included people and landscapes of the American Southwest, Mexico and Latin America. Some of the works have been sold by the GCA to raise operational funds. Prices realized range from $2500.-$15,000+.

Additional information about the artist can be found on the web at: jackdudley.org.

Comparable works can be found for sale at the Esther Wells Collection at: http://www.estherwellscollection.com/DudMantesColores.htm

THIS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR IS IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION. IT IS SET BEHIND NON GLARE GLASS AND THE FRAME IS SLIGHTLY DAMAGED. PLEASE NOTE: THE PAINTING ITSELF IS IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION!!

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #96800 (stock #TR0157)
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This multicolored, carved jade jar stands 10 inches tall by 5 1/4 inches at it's widest point by about 2 inches in depth.

It has lion handles and a carved lion on it's lid. It also has a pair of opposing fire breathing dragons carved on both sides.

The color of the jade ranges from light green to deep mottled green and changes to a deep grey in areas. It has natural inclusions in the stone that resemble a spider web pattern in some areas.

Although the style of the carving is much earlier, this jade carving probably dates from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

Note: the shallow design may have allowed it to sit in a wall niche or shrine.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1900 item #688026
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This miniature Indian bronze figure of Siva (Shiva) measures 4 3/4 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches wide by 2 1/4 inches in depth. A smaller figure of his consort Parvati is seated on his knee.

It dates circa 1780-1900.

It is a very heavy bronze casting with fine detail: unusual for such a small bronze figure.

It is in outstanding condition. There is a small cylinder mount on the back of the head where it may have originally had a fire surround back piece attached .

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1150766
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This seated bronze figure of Ganesh or Ganesha measures 5.5 inches tall by 3 inches wide by about 2.5 inches in depth.

It dates from the 18th - 19th Century in India or possibly earlier.

It is in excellent condition with no damage, losses or restoration.

It has a nice patina and does not appear to have been cleaned at any time.

Ganesha, also spelled Ganesa or Ganesh, is also known as Ganapati.

He is one of the most widely worshiped gods in the Hindu pantheon.

His image is found throughout India and Nepal. Hindu sects worship him regardless of other affiliations.

Devotion to Ganesha extends to Jains, Buddhists, and also beyond India, Nepal or Tibet.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #89765 (stock #TR0143)
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This antique Japanese bronze hand mirror dates from the Edo Period (1800-1868).

It has a finely detailed background including two cranes, a turtle and a large pine tree.

It is in excellent condition with a fine old patina and most of it's original silver remaining on the reverse.

It may have been given as a wedding gift, as was the tradition back then.

Dimensions: 11” high, 7” wide.