Antiquarian Art Co.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1930 item #1060464 (stock #401)
A beautiful original oil on canvas board by Renowned Laguna artist signed lower right and dated measuring 20 x 24 framed in a quality 24k gold leaf frame by Sean Speck of Los Angeles.

Biography>Born in Ravenna, Ohio, Anna Althea Hills was a prominent California landscape painter who was also remembered as a civic leader in Laguna Beach. In addition to painting in her native state, she was active in Arizona. She was raised in Olivet, Michigan, and attended Olivet College. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Cooper Union in New York, and privately with Arthur Dow. After further study at the Academie Julian in Paris and traveling throughout Europe for four years, she moved to Laguna Beach in 1913 and was painting in Arizona as early as 1914. The landscape of the West inspired her to adopt a light, colorful Impressionist palette. In spite of a severe spinal injury, she took adventurous painting trips into remote mountain areas. She also supervised a Sunday School for ten years, and was a six-year president of the Laguna Beach Art Association and helped raise funds to build the existing museum. Her early works of genre and interiors were much darker than her later California landscapes and marine scenes. She combined watercolor and oil and painted in a decorative style. Sources: Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1980 item #1342065 (stock #778)
Amazing original watercolor by Stan Glover of Bowen's Wharf Newport Rhode Island painted with incredible detailed realism. Signed on verso and dated 1980 with original bill of sale from NY gallery. Image measuring 15" x 20" Matted size 20" x 25". In excellent condition unframed.
All Items : Archives : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1315697 (stock #736)
Antique Japanese four-panel folding screen signed lower right "Kaiko Ga." Beautifully hand-painted motif of ducks and flowering plum blossoms. Eye hooks on top for hanging on wall, or can be displayed free standing. Some stains top edge, minor repair on reverse. Measuring 96" L x 48" H.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1950 item #1190647 (stock #594)
A fine vintage photo of a Chinese Imperial temple photo by famed Jewish photographer Sam Sanzetti signed lower right a fine rich print measuring 12 x 17 inches. in good vintage condition,

Biography

Sioma Lifshitz arrived in Shanghai on a freighter from Vladivostock in 1922. The 20 years old energetic Russian jew had no money but lot’s of dreams and soon started to work in a photography studio under the name of Sam Sanzetti. It took him 5 years to open in own studio in 1927, becoming one of the most famous photographer in Shanghai. The studio was first located on 73 Nanking Road (today 73 Nanjing Dong Lu), near the Bund and just behind the Palace hotel (today Swatch Art Peace Hotel). Construction on the Cathay Hotel (today Peace Hotel) was on-going at that time very and the opening in 1929 certainly also helped his business. The central position in the business center allowed him to become the photographer of the rich and famous in Shanghai, surely meeting with other successful business people of the time. His office later moved to 39 Peking Road (today Beijing Dong Lu) as reported in 1938 Shanghai Dollar Directory. Some of his photographs clearly remind of the calendar ads from the Carl Crowe company located very close on 81 JinKe lu and both men hanging around in similar circles probably worked with each other at some point. Sam Sanzetti left Shanghai in 1957 to immigrate to Israel leaving a Chinese wife and a stepdaughter behind and remade his life in his new country. He had fun memories of Shanghai as explained in an interview with an Israeli Newspaper years later. However he was never able to come back to Shanghai before his death in 1986.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #477061 (stock #098)
Beautiful hand painted floral motif on this impressive vase measuring approximately 11 inches tall in excellent condition no chips or cracks etc. Signed on the bottom B & C Limoges. A wonderful example would be a fine gift item or accent piece for an interior design project.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1800 item #486274 (stock #114)
German faience stein or tankard 18th century with hand painted Chinoisorie decoration in blue on a white body tin glaze. Mounted with a pewter lid and thumb lift engraved with initals and dated 1795. An exquisite example measuring 11 1/4 inches tall and 4 1/4 in diameter. In excellent antique condition one minor repaired chip on the bottom near base( see photo). A rare and fine addition to any collection.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1304130 (stock #719)
Antique brass balance scale with elaborate design of Serpent or Dolphin Fish motif. Complete with weights set in solid brass base. Dimensions 8" L x 18" W x 24" H
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #490051 (stock #128)
English rosewood traveling secretary circa 1850. These pieces were custom made for British Officers stationed in India and were brought home and have been widely collected. This is a particularly interesting example with a carved top brass banding and a exotic interior with place for correspondence and storage for writing utensils etc. It is mounted to a quality rosewood stand making it a nice side or lamp table. In good antique condition a repaired age crack due to shrinkage of the wood on the top and some minor wear.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1940 item #499287 (stock #151)
Dedrick Brandt Stuber California impressionist painting of Mission Capistrano garden court and arches. Oil on canvas board signed lower left. A beautiful painting by this highly regarded artist. Measuring 16x20 inches in excellent condition framed in a custom hand carved 24k gold leaf frame.

Biography

Known primarily as a California landscape painter of pastoral scenes, Dedrick Stuber also painted marine and mountain views. He was born in New York City and studied at the Art Students League and with Julian Onderdonk and Clinton Peters. In 1920, he moved to California, settling in Los Angeles and exhibiting his work there through 1940. However, he was likely there earlier because a painting titled "Silver Mining" in a private collection was thought to have been done in 1915. He did his "plein air" landscapes at sunrise when it was cool and shady. He also painted in Arizona, having done at least one landscape in 1926 according to a Butterfield Auction. He was a member of the Painters and Sculptors of Los Angeles and the Laguna Beach Art Association, and his work is in the Pasadena Art Museum. He died in Los Angeles on August 18, 1954. Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California"

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #486710 (stock #121)
Fine porcelain large bowl with profusely hand painted decorations in traditional Imari colors and motifs. A impressive size measuring 11 3/4 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches high in excellent condition. A fine piece would make a great addition to any collection.
All Items : Archives : Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1190388 (stock #587)
A antique 19th century English Royal Navy Blunderbuss gun percussion cap c. 1860 all original in good antique condition.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1960 item #483129 (stock #100)
A DRAMATIC VIEW OF THE POUNDING SURF AND WIND SWEPT CYPRESS TREES ALONG THE MONTEREY BIG SUR COAST. THE PAINTING IS OIL ON CANVAS BOARD FRAMED IN A QUALITY GALLERY FRAME MEASURING 20 X 24 INCHES FRAME SIZE 26.5 X 30.5 INCHES THE PAINTING IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION A FINE ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION OR A GREAT DECORATIVE PAINTING FOR ANY INTERIOR.

Artist Biography

Born in Illinois, Oliver Barrett, a landscape painter, moved to Los Angeles in 1921 and then settled in Glendale. He was inspired by the natural beauty of the desert and mountains around his home. In 1946, he authored a book, "The Fascinating Art of Landscape Painting". He died in 1970 in Glendale. Biography Edan Hughes artists in California.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1025747 (stock #363)
A fine antique caddy in all original condition finish and interior compartments sugar or mixing bowl and brass feet all complete. In good condition some minor restorations to the banding.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1980 item #1025756 (stock #370)
A fine pair of the finest hand carved wood duck decoys. A mating pair of green wing teal. Made from cedar artist signed Dan Heiman in very fine condition. Carved from a cedar log found at Big Bear California artist information written on bottom.
All Items : Archives : Furnishings : Pre 1700 item #1100366 (stock #449)
A fine early English Oak Carved Tudor period bible box. With an antique hand written not on the inside lid stating. "Old Tudor Bible Box from Oddington Church Oxfordshire used for more than 100 years as a reading desk bought in Burford Aug 1509. In good antique condition replaced lock and comes with a later stand. Great for magazine storage a beautiful early period piece with exquisite patina.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1900 item #511994 (stock #172)
Fine antique portrait of a Thoroughbred race horse at the race track. Oil on canvas signed lower left Hillyard and dated 1894. Hillyard is a listed artist known for animal subjects. Measuring approx. 20x24 inches framed size 26x30 inches in excellent condition two very minor professional repairs to the canvas and minor stretcher lines showing. A beautiful antique equestrian painting would be a nice addition to any interior.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1940 item #1090485 (stock #424)
August Ludecke-Cleve (1868-1957): A beautiful antique German impressionist Landscape of cows in a meadow with a view through the trees. Bold brush work and bright colors. This is a very good and large example of this artists work. Measuring approx. 32 x 43 inches in excellent condition. Provenance: Stanford Museum Sale. Artist Biography: August Ludecke-Cleve first studied at the Art Academy in Dusseldorf then at the Munich Academy. Before the second world war (his studio was bombed) he had exhibitions in Dusseldorf. Ludecke-Cleve was better known for his landscape paintings before the war but from the 1930's onwards cows and tulips became his trade mark.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1950 item #1020896 (stock #331)
A beautiful original oil on canvas board signed lower left and titled on reverse "Pirates Cove" in excellent all original condition with original frame measuring 20 x 24 inches. BIOGRAPHY Born in Los Angeles, CA on Oct. 1, 1881, the son of Esiquia and Miguel de Villa. His parents came to Los Angeles from Baja California in 1846 when the area was still part of Mexico. Raised in an artistic milieu, his mother was an amateur singer and his father an artist with a studio on the Plaza. Villa studied locally under Louise Garden-MacLeod at the School of Art & Design in 1905, and later taught there after studying for one year in England and Germany. He established a studio in Los Angeles and worked as a commercial artist and illustrator for the Santa Fe Railroad for 40 years. He died in Los Angeles on May 7, 1952. Equally facile with oil, watercolor, pastel, and charcoal, he produced scenes of the Old West, Indians, missions, and the Mexican vaqueros. Villa's most famous work is the emblem of the Santa Fe Railroad, The Chief. Exh: Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909; PPIE, 1915 (gold medal for mural); Royar’s Frame Shop (LA), 1934; El Paseo Inn (LA), 1935; Foundation of Western Art (LA), 1935; Ebell Gallery (LA), 1937; Associated Artists (LA), 1941. In: Citizen's Trust & Savings Bank, LA (mural); LACMA; Fort Worth Museum; Santa Fe Railroad; New Rialto Theatre, Phoenix, AZ (mural); Orange Co. (CA) Museum.