DESCRIPTION Original c.1950 mid century vintage abstract mixed media collage by Harold Christopher Davies (1891 - 1976) signed upper left, estate stamp on verso.
Harold Christopher Davies was a painter with whom art came first and commercialism last. Though he was a remarkably passionate and somewhat prolific artist, he resisted gallery representation until the age of eighty-four, just one year before his death.
Davies began his formal art education at the age of fourteen, enrolling in the Corcoran Art Institute in Washington, D.C. Later he continued his studies at the San Francisco Institute of Art. An abstract expressionist, his style was directly influenced by Cezanne, Gorky and de Kooning. Being a man of intense dedication to his art, he kept extensive notebooks and sketchbooks in which he developed his own artistic and aesthetic philosophy, often through his candid critiques of other artist's works. Painting, for Davies, was not a means of earning his living. Though he exhibited frequently at various local colleges and museums, he never sought public recognition of his talent. He believed fame compromised the integrity of an artist's work. Davies earned his living as a businessman, eventually owning and operating his own chemical company. He lived a life of balancing his monetary obligations with the true love of his life: painting. After living in a variety of cities around the United States, Davies moved to Inverness, California in 1969 where he was free to devote all his time to his art.
A fine Khymer period bronze Buddha fragment with traces of original gold gilding. Mounted to museum stand measuring overall 13 inches the Buddha 10 inches. A museum quality example would be a fine addition to any collection.
A antique 19th century English Royal Navy Blunderbuss gun percussion cap c. 1860 all original in good antique condition.
Herman Rose Gansevoort st pier New York oil on canvas signed lower left measuring 10 3/8” x 20 3/4” in excellent condition.
Known for small scale, modernist urban views of New York City, he depicted the city as a jumble of architecture in varying sombre colors in a mood reminiscent of 19th century Romanticism. He had a highly original technique, which was covering a drawing with small dabs of paint and pushing spots of warm and cool color over one another, which dried into a kind of low relief.
It took him about a decade, from 1929 to 1939, to arrive at this style and method that seemed right for him. He decided to paint what he saw without consciousness as to style or composition and with spiritual commitment, devoting himself to divinity in nature, separated from the modern world.
By the 1960s, he was doing horizontal work in brighter hues that gave the viewer the impression of being swept along a street or urban path.
A fine Pennsylvania Dutch painted document box belonging to Susanna Lengweiler dated 1839. All original paint and lock and key this box is in excellent condition measuring 11.5 x 8 x 4.5 inches. A very fine and rare example of Americana.
Exquisite pair French gilt bronze 5 light candelabra with cherubs and garland leaf and flower motif supported by a white marble base. Measuring 28" x 13" x 8".
Oil on paper abstract composition by Harold Christopher Davies, signed lower right. From the estate of the artist and the Hoover Gallery, San Francisco. Davies' work was exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association, the Oakland Art Gallery, the Birmingham Museum, the Southampton Museum, the University of Long Island Museum, the Parrish Art Museum, the Hoover Gallery (San Francisco), the Haggin Museum and the Huntsville Museum. Image, 22"W x 18"H. Overall framed size
33" W x 27" H.
Chinese Chinosserie lacquer decorated wedding cabinet circa 1860.
An exquisite example with a red background color and 24k gold and black decorations of landscapes with pagoda and people and various design elements. Two doors opening to an interior with two drawers and two shelves. Overall measurements art 80.5 inches tall 45 inches wide and 21 deep. The condition is excellent only some very minor touch ups a beautifully decorative and functional piece of furniture.
Vicente Puig portrait of a ballerina Rosina oil on board Signed upper left circa 1927. A beautiful painting by a highly acclaimed Spanish artist.
Vintage Chinese white Jade carved pendant with image of boy and peach tree. Measuring 6 x 4 cm. or 2 x 1.25 inches. In excellent condition.
John Edward Borein, original etching titled Sioux Scouts an early impression with rich ink tone penciled lower right. In good condition some light staining. A fine addition to any collection.
Edward Borein is primarily known as an etcher today. Borein executed almost four hundred different etched images in his life, many of which were printed numerous times. Consequently the most frequent examples of the artist's work found today are his etchings. However, every Borein collector knows that Borein's preeminent achievements are his applied color works, as seen in his best watercolors and oil paintings. Among cattlemen and women, Edward Borein is most recognized for his ability to accurately capture the canter of a horse, the posture of a working cowboy and the force of a moving herd of cattle.
Borein was a working artist, having made his way in life on the proceeds of his art sales. The citizens of Santa Barbara are full of tales of Borein's senior years, when it is said the visitors to his studio on De La Guerra St. would be greeted with tall tales and etchings which could be had for a modest price. Amongst Edward Borein's close friends were the actor Leo Carillo and the humorist Will Rogers. They were often seen at the nearby "El Paseo" (www.calwestgroup.com) restaurant laughing and carrying on.
Louis-Auguste-Mathieu Legrand (b.1863-d.1951)
Original mixed media of gouache, etching, collage, and ink drawing of a French can can dancer c. 1900 signed lower left.
Louis Legrand was an important artist of the Belle Epoque in France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Dijon and in 1884 moved to Paris.
In good condition some minor touch ups to gouache paint.
Image measuring 10.5"x11.5" overall framed size 17"x18.5"
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) Oath of the Women from Lysistrata Bloch 267-272. Original pencil signed etching from the deluxe edition of 100 signed etchings.
Printed by Roger Lacourière (French, 1892–1966)
Date: 1934 Medium: Etching
Dimensions: plate: 8 11/16 x 5 3/4 in. (22.1 x 14.6 cm) sheet: 15 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (38.4 x 28.3 cm) Condition is very good some minor staining and foxing very slight minor surface creasing.
An original Michele Cascella painting signed lower right and dated. A painting of a landscape with a farm house and afternoon sun with trees gouache on paper measuring approx. 14 x 18 inches in excellent condition.
Michele Cascella (1892-1989)
Michele Cascella was a very congenial and humane person, as well as a tenacious worker. The techniques Michele used were pastels, pencil and pen and ink drawings, oils, watercolors, ceramics, lithography and textiles. His most frequent subjects were the landscapes of Abruzzi, locations all over Italy, Portofino, Paris, London, New York, California, Mexico, Hawaii, Tuscany, flowers, portraits and still life. Michele himself said that Henry Rousseau and Picasso had the greatest impact on the art world, while Van Gogh, Utrillo and Raoual Dufy most influenced his own work. He is referred to as an Italian Impressionist, post-impressionist and neo-impressionist. Also primitivism and crepuscular landscape artist are used to describe his work.
Michele’s works are preserved at:
The Basilio Cascella Civic Museum in Pescara
The Pinacoteca Comunale M. Cascella in Ortona
The Risorgimento Museum and the Historical Collections in Milan
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London
The National Modern Art Gallery in Turin
Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in Rome
The Museum of the Jeu-de-Paume in France
The National Gallery of Luxembourg
The House Museum of Gabriele D’Annunzio in Pescara
The De Saisset Art Gallery of Santa Clara University in California, Permanent Collection
The Modern Art Gallery in Brussels,
The National Modern Art Gallery in Rome.
Original Acrylic on Canvas titled Day and Night in Equal Parts measuring 30" x 40" signed verso. Tom Christopher is an American artist known for his expressionist urban paintings, mostly of New York City. Christopher began as a commercial artist, and has become a notable artist with worldwide galleries and exhibitions.
Vintage abstract watercolor on Arches paper. Initialed "RDG" for Roger D. Stokes and dated 6-90, lower left. Stokes was a successful railroad executive who possessed a unique talent for painting. Stokes worked in oils, watercolors, pen and ink wash, and also collages. Unframed. Minimal age wear on edges.
Antique American running horse gold gilt copper body weathervane,
a beautiful example with great lines and form in typical antique condition with some wear denting and bullet holes. Mounted on a black painted wood display stand measuring approx. overall length 29 inches. A fine piece would make a great decorative accent piece for any interior antique or modern.
Original etching Gothic Interior Suffolk England by Valerie Thornton, British 1931-1991. Signed lower right. Thornton a painter and printmaker. In the1960s she lived in New York working at Pratt Graphics Art Center. Member Royal Society of Painters-Etchers and Engravers. Her work is in the collections of the Royal Academy, Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Tate Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library. Image 26"L x 16.5"W. Framed
38" L x 28" W