Chinese antique jade and rosewood opium pipe circa 1890.
A beautiful example with mottled jade bowl in the shape of a fist pipe damper and mouthpiece are also jade the pipe stem is rosewood. Measuring approx. 14.5 inches in length the bowl 2.5 in diameter. A fine example would make a nice addition to any collection.
A Dutch painting school of Jan Vermeer of an interior scene
Picturing a woman at work in a traditional 17th century kitchen.
Oil on oak panel beautifully painted framed in a gilt decorative frame.
A fine decorative painting would be a nice addition to any collection.
Frederick Heyn Carousel Horse c. 1910 with Old park paint with original horse hair tail and glass eyes mounted on display stand. A charming piece with great color and style. Measuring approximately 52 inches long and 39 High the stand raises it off the ground by a few additional inches. A great decorative and historical antique.
A Beautiful original oil painting Robert William Wood of a Texas landscape with bluebonnet flowers and old homestead and oak trees. Oil on canvas measuring approx. 25x30 inches. Condition is excellent the canvas has been relined due to age cracking overall a fine example of this artists work ready to hang.
A painter of realistic landscapes reflecting a vanishing wilderness in America, Robert Wood (not to be confused with Robert E. Wood) is reportedly one of the most mass-produced artists in the United States. His painting became so popular he was unable to meet all of the demands, and many of his works were reproduced in lithographs and mass distributed as prints, place mats, and wall murals by companies including Sears, Roebuck.
He was born in Sandgate, Kent on the south coast of England near Dover, the son of W.L. Wood, a famous home and church painter who recognized and supported his son's talent. In fact, he forced his son to paint by keeping him inside to paint rather than playing with his friends. At age 12, Wood entered the South Kensington School of Art.
As a youth, he came to the United States in 1910, having served in the Royal Army, and he never returned to England. He traveled extensively all over the United States, especially in the West, often in freight cars, and also painted in Mexico and Canada. His itinerant existence took him to Illinois where he worked as a farmhand, to Pensacola, Florida where he married, briefly in Ohio, Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. In 1912, he was in Los Angeles, and In the late 1920s and early 1930s, in San Antonio, Texas, where he lived and in 1928 exhibited in the "Texas Wildflower Competition." From San Antonio, he gained a national reputation for his strong colored, dramatic paintings. Some of that prestige has been credited to his asssociation with Jose Arpa, prominent Texas artist. Wood also gave art lessons, and one of his students was Porfirio Salinas. During this period, Wood sometimes signed his paintings G. Day or Trebor, which is Robert spelled backwards.
In 1941 he went to California and painted numerous desert and mountain landscapes and coastal scenes. He lived in Carmel for seven years, and then moved to Woodstock, New York, but he soon returned to California, settling first in Laguna Beach, then San Diego, and finally in the High Sierras, where he and his wife built a home and studio near Bishop and lived until his death in 1979.
Fine Ivory carved Japanese Netsuke of a Shishi Dog signed Tomo Tada a masterfully carved piece in excellent condition. Measuring 2 1/4 inches long or 5.5 centimeters.
Chinese export porcelain Fitzhugh design Tankard form the late 18th early 19th century. A hand painted landscape design in a rich cobalt blue over white porcelain. Measuring 6 inches by 4.5 inches in diameter. In excellent condition no cracks restorations or chips. Overall an exquisite piece would be a fine addition to any collection.
Clyde Scott California impressionist seascape oil on board signed lower right measuring 12 x 16 inches framed in a one of a kind custom hand carved Bill Earl frame overall size 19x23 inches. A beautiful seascape with bold color and light showing the true mastery of this acclaimed artist’s talent. This painting is in excellent condition and ready to hang.
Born in Bedford, IA on Jan. 24, 1884. Scott studied at the Boston Art School and with Richard Andrews, Edward Kingsbury, and E. Felton Brown. From 1910 he worked in San Francisco for the Commercial Art Company while living across the bay in Mill Valley. Settling in Los Angeles about 1930, he was a special-effects artist at 20th Century Fox Studios from 1933 until retirement in 1950. He died in Los Angeles on Oct. 6, 1959. A skilled painter, his works include desert landscapes of the area around Palm Springs. Exh: PPIE, 1915 (bronze medal); Oakland Art Gallery, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1939; Wilshire Gallery (LA), 1929; Calif. State Fair, 1931 (3rd prize); Calif. Art Club, 1935-41; Painters & Sculptors (LA), 1935-52; Academy of Western Painters (LA), 1935-38; Hollywood Riviera Club, 1936 (1st prize); LACMA, 1937; Gardena High School, 1939 (1st prize); Laguna Beach AA, 1939 (1st prize); GGIE, 1939; Pomona College, 1939; SWA, 1940s; Ebell Club (LA), 1941, 1944; Chaffey College, 1944; CPLH, 1945; Hollywood Woman’s Club, 1949. In: Haggin Museum (Stockton); Gardena (CA) High School; Chaffey College; Santa Monica Municipal Collection; Clearwater High School.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Real Ivory chopsticks set of 8 vintage pieces from an estate of fine Asian antiques. All are in excellent condition measuring 9.5 inches long. An elegant set for fine dinning or as a collectable.
A Beautiful American landscape by Albert Duvannes
c.1910. An exqusite painting framed in a beautiful period 24k gold frame Oil on canvas measuring 18.5 inches by 27.5 inches framed size overall 27.5 x 35.5 inches. The scene depicts a wood gatherer by a forest and creek signed lower right in excellent condition. Works by this artist are extremely rare this fine work of art would be a great addition to any collection.
Albert Duvannes was born in Naples, Italy on May 14, 1881. He immigrated to the United States with his family in 1894. Duvannes opened a studio in St Paul, Minnesota in 1903 and painted portraits of many notables including the railroad tycoon James J Hill. At that time he also taught landscape and portrait painting.
In 1910 Duvannes moved to New York City and opened a studio there. During this period Duvannes traveled throughout the United States. In California he painted with Will Foster and Benton Scott.
Duvannes eventually gave up painting and devoted his time to representing other artists in his gallery. His son opened a branch of his gallery in Los Angeles in 1938 which was later renamed the Adamson-Duvannes Galleries.
Albert Duvannes died in Naples, Italy in 1962.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California 1786-1940"
Beautiful glazed and hand painted large Weller planter or jardinière impressed with Louwelsa Weller pottery mark on bottom. Measuring approx. inches 11 high by 14 inches wide. A fine example in excellent conditioin would make a great decorative piece for home or office.
Chinese porcelain vase hand painted with the Three Sages of Happiness design motif. Tong Zhi perion 1862-1974 in excellent condition measuring approx. 9 inches tall comes in a fitted silk lined box.
A fine Cliff Fragua original sculpture "Spirt Woman" hand carved from a marble stone measuring approx. 15 inches tall.
Native American sculptor Cliff Fragua, of Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, IACA Artist of the Year for 2005, has learned the secret of stone through his cultural and ancestral teachings.
"My connection with the stone involves spirituality and reverence for the spirit that dwells within. It has been on this earth much longer than man and for this reason the stone becomes the teacher, it is simply what my ancestors believe. I am the mediator between the stone and the tools: the stone and the viewer."
"I visualize what the stone wants to become and I strive to help it emerge."
Cliff Fragua's sculptures are featured in such public locations as the Albuquerque Sunport International Airport, the National Statuary Hall in Washington DC and in permanent collections throughout the country.
A fine antique southeast Asian Bronze Buddha 15-17 the century measuring Approx. 5 inches tall without stand mounted to a quality museum mount.
A Japanese Sumidagawa or Banko pottery figural tea pot with multiple faces or mask images. A charming piece with bamboo handle impressed mark on bottom. Measuring approx. 7 inches tall from bottom to top of handle in excellent condition.
Sumida pottery is a heavy, brightly glazed pottery and often has human and animal figures attached as reliefs. This pottery has its name from the Sumida river in an area near Tokyo. The origins of Sumida pottery are in the mist. It is probably a creation of a family of potters from the nineteenth century. Sumida pottery was probably produced mainly for export to the West.
Doulton Lambeth type Stoneware pitcher with antique fern appliqué and rope twist handle. England c. 1910. measuring 5 inches tall in excellent condition.
French art nouveau majolica planter or jardinière c.1890s
By Frie Onnainc made in France. A beautiful form with dramatic art nouveau stylized flowers and thistles. In excellent condition one very minor professionally repaired chip on underside of rim barley detectable. A fine example of French majolica. Measuring 9 inches tall and 13 inches at the widest point. A fine addition to any collection.
This is a beautiful work of art by this highly acclaimed western painter. Original oil on board signed lower left and framed in a quality gallery frame. The painting measures 6 x 12 inches overall framed size 10 x 16 inches. The condition is excellent. Hartwig is know for his scenes of Indian life in the old west. Hartwigs paintings are in major public and private collections
Heinie Hartwig became a painter of primarily western subjects although he also does landscapes and still lifes. The tone of his work is primarily romantic. He started painting in 1970, working on his art in the evenings, and a year later quit his job and began painting for a living. He had grown up in the Santa Clara Valley of California, and left for three years to spend time traveling through Europe with the Army. He was in Germany as the Berlin Wall went up and persuaded his wife, Eva, to leave East Germany to marry him. Returning to Santa Clara, he worked pouring concrete, and spent a lot of time running marathons. In 1964 he held the record for long distance running in Northern California. By 1991, he was in "Who's Who in American Art". Hartwig taught himself to paint by studying the "Old Masters." He was attracted to the charm and romance of classic art. He has managed to capture the light, color and style of those great artists. Though most of his work has a western theme, Hartwig is a versatile painter. Many of his paintings are landscapes and still lifes. Heinie Harwig's work has been compared to Albert Bierstadt and John Constable for its romanticism, European feel and composition.
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.