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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1124533
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$3,600.00

This is an original antique Chinese carved lacquer cup.

It measures 2.75 inches in diameter and about 4.2 inches wide (including the Fu Lion handles on either side of the cup.)

It stands about 2 inches tall (measured from top to bottom.)

It has two robed figures seated on clouds set out against a repeating pattern.

This cup dates to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) or, quite possibly, even a bit earlier.

It is in excellent condition except for a tiny loss of lacquer on the interior lip of the cup (see closeup photo).

This cup was part of a small collection of Chinese carved lacquer purchased about 25 years ago from a private collection established in the early 20th century.

This is one of two similar cups that were part of the original collection. The cups were not a matching pair, but are of a very similar style. We will be offering the other cup later on.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1940 item #593322
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$895.00

This original, unsigned oil painting on panel board measures 10 by 15 inches , not including the simple gilded wood frame it sits in.

The subject is a strand of eucalyptus trees overlooking the water with a sunset sky in the background.

It is in excellent condition, period.

It dates circa 1920-35.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pewter : Pre 1837 VR item #835155
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$2,495.00

This late 18th century to early 19th century whale oil lamp measures approximately 11 inches tall by 4.5 -5 inches in diameter at it's widest points.

It was crafted in pewter and is Swiss or Austro Hungarian in origin, as it was acquired with a set of very similar figural Swiss candlestands with readable Hallmarks dating to about the same time period. Even so, this oil lamp is not marked or the marks have worn off over the centuries.

It consists of a standing figure in 17th-18th Century costume, holding up a four spigot oil font. The figure wears a cap with a crossed hammer insignia on it (partially obscured by wear)

It is signed with a date and initials on the base (18 GPP 27) which translates as GPP 1827.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : Pre 1960 item #774565
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$650.00

This original oil painting on artist's canvas panel board measures about 12 by 16 inches, not including the simple wooden frame it sits in.

The subject is a nude woman reclining on a bed under partially draped covers.

It dates circa 1950-1960.

It is signed PL (with initials) in the lower right corner. It also has a name tag on the reverse : Peggy Lancaster ( see closeup photo).

it is in excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1492 item #1079064
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Price on Request

This antique gilt bronze figure of Tara dates to 11th-12th century Nepal.

It measures approximately 12 inches tall (13 inches with custom wooden stand).

It is in outstanding condition, especially considering that it is over 900 years old.

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NOTE: This 900+ year old bronze does have one condition issue:

The lotus flower on Tara's left shoulder is bent forward slightly and needs to be repositioned professionally.

It is a relatively simple and inexpensive process, but it should be done by someone with experience in such matters.

Just bending it back might have the unwanted effect of snapping it off. It needs to be heated, softened and gently moved back into place by a pro.

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Tara is the most important goddess in the Buddhist pantheon.

She stands, gracefully and powerfully modeled in a hip-shot posture.

Her right hand is held in a gesture of varadamudra (fearlessness and wish granting).

Her left hand is held in a teaching gesture (vitarkamudra) while holding a lotus flower rising to her shoulder.

Her face has a serene expression with downcast eyes flanked by large earrings.

She is wearing a diaphanous dhoti rolled down to the waist. It is incised with floral patterns and secured with a jeweled sash inset with precious stones.

She also wears a jeweled neck piece, armbands and tiara enclosing her up swept hair.

Tara occupies a unique status in that she has mythological origins as a goddess, as a Bodhisattva and is also frequently viewed as a Buddha.

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THIS IS A MUSEUM QUALITY BRONZE AND IT IS GUARANTEED TO BE AS DESCRIBED, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.

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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #179655 (stock #scr1088)
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This original contemporary Chinese watercolor painting measures 25 by 26 inches (painting only) and about 29 by 65 inches, including the brocaded scroll it is mounted on.

It has the seal and signature of the artist, Li Tong Yuan.

The subject is a pair of blue kingfishers both trying to eat the same fish.

It is in excellent condition and has very fine and subtle details.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1910 item #113078 (stock #TR0193)
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$1,495.00

This original oil painting on old artists board measures 9 by 13 inches (12 by 16 inches with carved frame).

Apparently unsigned, although the dark varnish may hide small details.

It has an old label from E.B. Heimstreet in Janesville, Wisconsin.

It dates to circa 1870-1900.

The varnish is dark, somewhat dry and slightly stippled.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #469542
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$2,495.00
This unusual jade carving of a griffin with a bull's head and a snake in it's mouth measures 6 1/2 inches tall by 4 1/2 inches wide by about 2 1/2 inches in depth. It has colors that range from pale celadon green to pale blue grey in addition to a covering of off white calcification over much of it's surface. it also has an outstanding natural cloud pattern that is evident in pictures of it's backside or wings. It is in outstanding condition except for the loss of a very small tip of one of it's ears (see photo). We are dating this old jade to the Qing Dynasty although it may be older. We prefer to be conservative when it comes to dating jade (Our buyers don't seem to mind.) It's wings are engraved with feather marks and it has well delineated claws on all four extremities. This is a truly interesting carving that is difficult to categorize. The buyer will not be disappointed as it look much better in person than the photos in both detail and depth of color.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 2000 item #132825 (stock #scr1010)
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$7,500.00

This original contemporary Chinese ink and watercolor painting measures 14 by 54 inches (painting only) and 18 by 72 inches, including the silk brocaded scroll it is mounted on.

It has two seals and the signature of the artist along the upper edge. It also has three additional collector's seals (lower left and right corners).

It is in excellent condition.

This is one of the illustrations used in our as yet unpublished book on Totemic Jade carvings.

Additional information about Contemporary Chinese scroll paintings is available in our Newsletter which can be reached on our Home Page.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1960 item #686568
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$895.00

This sterling silver belt buckle measures 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches at it's widest points..

It is set with 21 nugget shaped turquoise gemstones of good color.

We don't know the specific mine that these stones came from on this one, but they are gorgeous.

It is marked .925 on the reverse on an added on rectangular shield.

It has hand tooled repeating leaf patterns around the outside edge.

We estimate it as circa 1950-1960.

It is in excellent condition. Note: Although the photos don't show it properly- the silver post that catches on the belt is complete-although it might appear otherwise. This belt is fully functional and does NOT need any adjustments or repairs.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1161786
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$2,495.00

This carved jade dog in a reclining position measures 3.25 inches long by about 1.25 inches tall by 1.5 inches in depth.

It is carved from a piece of nephrite jade that has colors that range from off white and pale celadon to pale yellow and brown in areas.

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

It is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Far Eastern : Pre 1960 item #1221006
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$360.00

These two apple green jade carvings are close enough in size, style and color to be loosely called a pair.

Each is carved on both sides with a happy Buddha figure also known as a Bodhai or Putai (see photos).

They each measure about 20mm x 25 mm x 5 mm in depth.

They are both apple green jade.

They are a close match, but not absolutely identical-with minor inclusions that differ slightly.

These date to about the middle of the 20th century in China.

They are in excellent condition with no damage or restoration-and drilled for hanging.

We don't believe these are dyed, based on where and when they were acquired, but we cannot guarantee that without testing them- which was not done. Instead we have priced them so that it won't matter either way. In addition, if we are correct and they aren't dyed, the buyer should be even more pleased with the purchase.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : Canadian : Contemporary item #123680 (stock #TR0211)
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$240.00

This original, contemporary oil painting on stretched canvas measures 16 by 20 inches and sits in a simple wood frame (18 by 22 inches).

It is signed in ink on the stretcher, "Spring Bouquet" 3/90 R.D.Kick.

Insured shipping is included within the United States.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #143636 (stock #TR0235)
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$550.00

This old original oil painting on canvas panel board measures 12 x 16 inches and 17 x 21 inches in the period frame it sits in.

It is signed: "Helen Burke Waggonman, painted August 1950, Albuquerque, New Mexico" on the reverse (see photo).

It is in good condition except for some slight losses to the paint in the lower left corner of the oil.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : Pre 1940 item #861213
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$12,000.00

This is an original oil painting on canvas panel mounted on wooden stretchers.

It measures 21 3/4 x 28 inches, not including the carved and gilded period frame it sits in. It measures 26 x 30 inches, including the frame.

It is signed, Josephine E. Hyde in the lower left corner of the canvas. It is also stamped "OTIS" & "HYDE" on the cross braces on the reverse side of the painting. Otis Hyde was Josephine's husband and a very well known artist in his own right. It would appear that Josephine "borrowed" some of her husband's art supplies for her own use.

The subject is a still life wth a small Japanese figure seated on a table with an oriental carpet, with a green pitcher and a Chinese porcelain charger.

The painting is in excellent condition. It has a few tiny scuff marks near the signature that can be easily touched up.

It is painted in a broad pallette of colors: toned down by both time and grime. It could use a good cleaning to make the already strong colors even more vivid and bright.

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Artist Biography:

Josephine Hyde was a listed California painter born in Columbus, Ohio in 1885.

She studied at Stanford University with painters, Nell Walker Warner, Edward Withers and Will Foster. She became an art teacher in the Los Angeles and Long Beach school systems from 1923 to the 1950’s. She was also married to the well known artist, Otis Hyde. She died in 1965.

She was a member of the California Art Club, Women Painters of the West, Long Beach Art Association, Painters of the Southwest, and the La Jolla Art Association.

She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art 1953-1962, Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Milton Hughes, Davenport’s Art Reference & Price Guide.

She is also listed on the internet with biographical information and auction sale listing on Askart.com

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1990 item #561084
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$1,600.00

This original watercolor measures 18 by 24 inches, unmounted and unframed.

The subject is nine boys standing around and swimming in a waterfall fed pond in a lush tropical landscape.

It is in excellent condition .

It is signed W. Thurston C.1987 in the lower right corner.

Preliminary research on the artist is inconclusive. There is or was an artist, William Thurston who worked as an illustrator for the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association, but this connection has not been verified yet.

This is one of two watercolors we are offering by the same artist. Both have Hawaiian themes.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre 1800 item #604185
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$2,400.00

This substantial bronze handled pitcher measures 6 inches tall by 4 inches wide by 7 inches in depth.

We are dating this one to circa 1790-1820, but it may be much, much older. It is either a Neoclassical bronze copy of a Roman bronze or the real thing. We have priced it as a copy, but if real, you can add a couple of "00"s to it's price.

It is in excellent condition, except for a few small bungs and a restoration to the base. The bottom appears to have had three holes filled a long time ago. It may also have been leveled a bit to allow it to sit evenly (this part is speculation).

It has an even greenish black patina overall.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1492 item #736633
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$900.00

This antique hardstone carving of a reclining ox dates from the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) or the early portion of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD).

It measures about 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 X 1 1/4 inches or 58mm x 31mm x 30 mm.

It is carved from white variegated stone with a small area of pale gray in the center.

It is in excellent condition with a substantial amount of reddish brown oxidation on it's base.

We are describing this as hard stone because it does not pass the scratch test for jade. The possibility exists, however, that it is actually altered jade which has been softened over time and proximity to the elements.