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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #1154465 (stock #533)
A fine Chinese Antique song dynasty pottery vase beautiful form with foo dog and frog decorations looped two handle neck. Measuring 6 in. or 15 cm tall in excellent antique condition wear to the glaze from age.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #456871 (stock #065)
Japanese sterling silver overlay blue crackle glaze porcelain candlesticks c.1910. A beautiful set of export ware impressed under the glaze Japan measuring 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide at the base. The condition is excellent no damage or repairs. A fine addition to any collection or a beautiful accent to a table setting.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1900 item #511977 (stock #171)
Antique Portrait of a beautiful young girl oil on canvas signed on reverse Pankratz Korle and dated 1844. Pandratz Korle (1823-1875) is a well listed painter and highly regarded painter. This charming portrait of a girl in a white dress with a pink shawl is masterfully painted. A portrait by Korle sold at auction for $6,103 in November of 2005. Measuring approx. 24x28 inches framed in a antique gold leaf frame 27x32 overall. The painting is in very good condition although with age cracklure and one small 1/4 in. touch up. A fine decorative antique painting.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1900 item #1165508 (stock #559)
A fine Original Drawing with color by Alexandre Gabriel Decamps 1803-1860. A north African scene of a mosque and minaret signed with monogram lower right. In good antique condition some minor restored edge tears 1 cm each paper discoloration with age. Image measuring approx. 9.5 x 12.5 framed in a quality antique frame overall size 17 x 19.

Biography Decamps, Alexandre Gabriel 1803-60, French genre and historical painter, engraver, and lithographer. First known for his caricatures and illustrations, he turned to painting in thick impasto and strong color. One of his richest sources was the Middle East, which he depicted in vivid detail. His Good Samaritan and Night Patrol at Smyrna are in the Metropolitan Museum New York.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1910 item #485821 (stock #112)
A beautiful oil painting on board signed lower left of a Dramatic landscape. Titled on the reverse Twilight glow and with the University of Nebraska Museum label with inventory number 1029 Attributing this painting to Blakelock and a partial museum exhibition label. Measuring 6 x 8 inches framed in a quality presentation frame 13 x 15 inches overall. This is an absolutely stunningly powerful image by this renowned artist.

Biography

Born in New York City, Ralph Blakelock earned a reputation for nocturnal, misty scenes, especially moonlit landscapes, large oak trees, and Indian encampments. He also did a small number of floral still lifes. His work has a mysterious quality, which some associated with the type of music he habitually played on the piano during interludes from his painting. Towards the end of his career, his paintings became increasingly haunting, a reflection of his insanity brought on by horrible poverty and his inability to support his family of nine children. He was both a late exponent of the Hudson River School of painting and also of the American West. He also foreshadowed the romantic, visionary, and modern tendencies that marked the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries. This romanticism, especially of escapism, was increasingly pronounced towards the end of his career. Blakelock was the son of a prominent English-born, New York physician, and first took medical studies, but his love of music and art led him away from medicine. He graduated from the College of the City of New York, studied briefly at Cooper Union, and at the Free Academy of the City of New York. In 1867, he first exhibited at the National Academy of Design to which he was ultimately elected, after he was incarcerated for insanity. During this time, he painted a series of New York City scenes, primarily of un-glamorous areas such as his work, Shanties, New York City. He also painted in Hudson River Style and was in locations that included the Adirondacks and the White Mountain. It is thought he learned this style during his brief and only art education at Cooper Union. Primarily self taught, he declined his father's offer to pay for more extensive art schooling, and instead, at age 22, embarked on a three-year (1869-1972) horseback tour of the West. He lived with plains Indians, painting pictures of their villages, and traveled and painted through the Rockies and the Sierra Nevadas. In San Francisco and Oakland, he painted city scenes, the tree landscapes, and coastal views, and then he headed south to Mexico. These western paintings were also in the Hudson River style, although they were rough and more painterly. Returning to New York, he developed what became his signature expression: quiet, moody, nocturnal scenes accented with bright colors depicting light, and trees silhouetted against the sky. He had a labor-intensive technique, which was building up of multi layers of thick paint, scraping some away, and "adding more to build a complex tonality". (Zellman 420) It is said that his real travels were introspective from which he created these moody, dark landscapes, and they did not satisfy the current public taste for uplifting Hudson River style painting. Ahead of popular taste, his work was overlooked, and crooked dealers took advantage of him. With the desperation of trying to support his huge family, he sold his work cheaply. Ironically, many years after his death, his work became so valuable that forgers, including a dealer who changed the signature on canvases of Blakelock's artist daughter, Marian, to that of her father, sold paintings at very high prices by using his signature. Norman Geske, Director Emeritus of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska, became the authenticator of Blakelock's work, and has seen many, many illegitimate so-called Blakelocks. Under Geske's direction, a catalogue raisonne has been published that classifies paintings with Blakelock's signature into three categories according to their degree of perceived authenticity. In 1899, the artist had a mental breakdown and spent the last twenty years of his life in an asylum in Middleton, New York. He died on August 9, 1919. However, his work had already begun increasing in value, and by 1916 was bringing as high as $20,000. Of Blakelock's career, Norman Geske wrote: "Considered in the context of American landscape painting in the second half of the nineteenth century, Ralph Albert Blakelock can be seen first as a late exponent of the Hudson River School, second as a highly personal contributor to the painting of the American West, and third and most important, as part of the romantic, visionary, and modern tendencies that marked the turn of the century."(16)

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #449036 (stock #048)
Japanese Imari porcelain hand painted bowl meiji period c.1910. A fine example of imari traditional colors and intricate design with 24k gold highlights. Measuring approximately 7.5 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches deep In excellent condition no chips or cracks or repairs. A fine addition to any collection.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1837 VR item #444523 (stock #006)
Staffordshire Transferware Tea Pot A Beautiful Staffordshire blue and white transferware tea pot c. 1830. Made by Adams the scene is called the Caging Bird picturing a group of farmers outside a cottage putting a bird into a cage. Classic Georgian English lines this tea pot is in excellent condition no damage or restoration. Measures 12 inches in length and 7 inches tall with impressed mark on the bottom Adams Warrantee Staffordshire.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1900 item #1084409 (stock #415)
A beautiful antique still life oil painting on canvas of wine grapes. Measuring Approximately 14 X 16 overall size. 21 X 23 INCHES. framed in a beautiful stenciled Italian frame. A nice decorative painting.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1025748 (stock #364)
A fine pair of early covered vegetable servers rare multi colored design. Both in excellent condition one minor chip to underside of one top.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #445501 (stock #27)
Rare Prince of Wales pitcher a white English stoneware pitcher in matte finish with round bottom wide neck and small spout. Large twisted handle, moulded to side. Sides elaborately moulded with royal coats of arms and "England Scotland Ireland Wales impressed mark WB Corridge Albion and date mark c.1863 measuring aprox. 7 inches tall and 7 inches at its widest point. In fine condition no damage a great decorative antique.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1800 item #455372 (stock #057)
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A fine 18th century Burmese carved wood and gold gilt Buddha. Beautifully carved with intricate details and heavy gold leaf surface. Measuring approximately 24 inches tall in good antique condition some insect damage and associated losses on the bottom of the lotus flower base and lacking top flame. Overall a fine piece would be a nice addition to any collection.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1837 VR item #472126 (stock #79)
A beautiful Large Staffordshire blue transfer ware well and tree platter made by Clews circa 1825. The platter features a scenic view of travelers in a landscape with ruins and a floral border. Measuring an impressive 21 inches by 16.5 inches the condition is excellent but for a minor chip that was successfully reattached (see picture) . It is amazing that there are virtually no knife marks or signs of use for a piece nearly 200 years old. Overall this is a fine example of this wonderful art form of transfer ware.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1141462 (stock #511)
"Eutoxeres Aquila" An original John Gould Hummingbird lithograph published in 1861 Beautifully hand colored with watercolor and added iridesence. Hallmandel and Walto printers London in good antique condition some age toning and light foxing. Slightly trimmed measuring approx. 14 x 21 overall size. A fine example of this important work one of the finest images. A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-Birds Written by John Gould
Published by John Gould (London, England)
5 volumes and supplement, 1861-1887 John Gould (1804-1881) was a British ornithologist, artist, and successful businessman. Sometimes referred to as the "English Audubon," Gould had an illustrious career in which he served as official taxidermist to King George IV and established himself as Queen Victoria's favorite illustrator of birds. Gould was so devoted to the study of birds that he asked for his epitaph to read: "Here lies John Gould, the Bird Man." Though he chronicled a wide variety of bird species, from partridges to toucans, spanning all corners of the globe from Great Britain to Australia, Gould had a particular interest in hummingbirds. He developed a personal collection of 1500 mounted and 3000 unmounted specimens, containing at least 300 different species of hummingbird. A Monograph of the Trochilidae represents Gould's stunning effort to create a comprehensive guide to all the varieties of hummingbird with a high degree of accuracy, detail, and beauty.Gould's five volumes on the hummingbird contain 360 hand-colored lithographic illustrations. Gould would draw rough pencil or watercolor sketches of hummingbird specimens, which then served as guides for a team of artists (including his wife, Elizabeth). Gould also worked with lithographers, who used pure gold and silver leaf (applied underneath the watercolor) to achieve a lifelike illustration of the hummingbird's iridescent feathers.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1700 item #459309 (stock #070)
Fine Ming Dynasty large porcelain bowl or charger c.1600s. The hand painted under glaze blue and white floral design featuring a center dancing horse or dragon. Measuring approx. 12-1/4 inches in diameter 2 inches deep. In good antique condition with glaze crazing and minor surface wear some calcification. A wonderful piece of Ming porcelain would be a nice addition to any collection. Please browse my other items email with any questions.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1158722 (stock #550)
A beautiful antique Tribal necklace or choker silver turquoise coral. In excellent antique condition.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #455961 (stock #063)
Chinese Export porcelain famille verte bowl c. 1840 and exquisite piece finely hand painted in blue green and yellow enamels with a floral motif with bat designs on out side of bowl. Measuring approx. 9 3/4 inches across and 2.5 inches deep. In excellent condition some wear associated with age. A fine decorative antique would be a great display piece or for utilitarian purpose as well.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1940 item #994100 (stock #317)
A beautiful original oil painting by renowned California impressionist Angel Espoy oil on canvas signed lower right.In very good condition. An investment quality art work. Biography Known for paintings that evidence his great love of the sea, Angel Espoy did work that includes seascapes and maritime subjects; however, he was also an accomplished painter of California's rolling hills of poppies and lupines. He was born in Villa Nueva, Spain on October 2, 1879. He left home at age eighteen to work as a first mate in the Spanish merchant marines. While in that capacity, he acquainted himself with every detail of the clipper ships he later painted. His desire to paint took him to Barcelona where he studied with Joaquin Sorolla. Following his father's tobacco interests in the Philippines, he made many trips there at the turn of the century. Two years were spent in Havana where he began to earn his living as an artist by painting designs on furniture. Destitute, he made his way to New York City in 1904. After a return to his native land, he moved to San Francisco in 1914. There he supported himself for seven years making cartoons for movies while painting on weekends with Manuel Valencia, Carl Jonnevold, and John Califano. In 1922 he moved to southern California and from that time was able to subsist by the sale of his paintings. Espoy died in Seal Beach, CA on January 31, 1963. He was a member of the Los Angeles Art Association and exhibited at Barker Bros Galleries in Los Angeles. Works held: Los Angeles City Hall; Oakland Museum; Loyola University. Source: "Artists in California, 1786-1940" by Edan Milton Hughes
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #511671 (stock #170)
Han Dynasty Cocoon Jar (206 BC-220 AD). The distinctively plump, ovoid form of this jar, imitating the shape of a silkworm cocoon, has a fair amount of the original paint remaining on the body. Characteristic swirling cloud / scroll designs in reddish-pink and white cold-paint pigments decorate the surface. This jar is in very good, “as excavated” condition with no visible repairs, one chip to the rim of the mouth (see photos), as well as some burial dirt still attached. Authenticity guaranteed. Measures approx. 12 1/2” wide x 10 1/2” high x 8 1/2” thick. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: During the time of Han Emperor Wudi (140-87 B.C.), fascination with the idea of the afterlife and the search for immortality reached a pinnacle. This preoccupation was given physical form in the distinct swirling decorations of painted Han earthenware vessels. Along with a variety of other earthenware objects such as domestic animals, soldiers, and attendant figures, richly decorated vessels of this kind were placed in the tomb and intended to serve the spirit of the deceased in the afterlife.