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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1048106 (stock #378)
A beautiful Japanese Imari Arita porcelain boat form dish with carved wave stand. In excellent condition measuring approx. 15 inches long.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1910 item #579184 (stock #233)
Julian Walbridge Rix early California landscape oil on wood panel scene of Marin county landscape looking toward Mt. Tamalpias and San Francisco bay. Measuring approx. 10.5 in. by 13 in. framed in a ornate gilt frame 18 in. by 20 in. overall. A fine example of this renowned artists work.

biography

Known for poetic landscapes, often sunset, illuminated by atmospheric light, Julian Walbridge Rix was early in his career an active painter in California and then on the East Coast. He was born in Peacham, Vermont on December 30, 1850 and moved with his family to San Francisco in 1853. Because of his mother's death, he went back to Peacham four years later to live with his grandmother and graduating from Peacham Academy in 1868. He returned to San Francisco where he was apprenticed to a trading firm and later worked in a paint store painting signs and doing decorative work. Primarily self-taught, he was briefly a pupil of Virgil Williams at the School of Design. He became close friends with Amédée Joullin and Jules Tavernier, and when the latter established an art colony in Monterey in 1876, Rix was one of the "Bohemians" who followed him there. His studio in Monterey was in the French Hotel, but in 1879 he returned to San Francisco and shared a studio with Tavernier at 729 Montgomery Street. The art market in San Francisco during this period was not a healthy one which prompted Rix to move to Paterson, New Jersey in 1880 and subsequently establish a studio in New York City. This milieu was what he seemed to need to find artistic success. His work was exhibited at the National Academy of Design during the 1880s. He studied art briefly in Europe during 1889 and upon his return, he found that his watercolor and oil paintings were in great demand in the East. He maintained an active interest and participation in the San Francisco art scene and in 1883 sent back 200 paintings for a successful solo show. In 1888 his illustrations appeared in "Picturesque California." Rix returned to California for several months in 1901 and painted the valleys and mountains near Monterey and Santa Barbara. A handsome man with a New England accent and blond sideburns, he never married and was called the Adonis of the profession. Following a kidney operation, Rix died in New York City on November 24, 1903 and was buried in the cemetery plot of a patron-friend in Paterson, New Jersey. Source: "Artists in California, 1786 to 1940" by Edan Milton Hughes

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1900 item #1294731 (stock #689)
Original oil Floral with Chinese Hibiscus on art panel signed lower right W. Revell dated 1888. Measuring 7 x 9 inches
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #459347 (stock #072)
Chinese gold gilt carved wood figure of an Emperor or ancestor c.1840. Measuring approx. 11 1/4 inches tall and 5.4 inches wide in original antique condition an fine decorative antique. Please browse my other catalogue items thank you for viewing.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1940 item #1025681 (stock #359.00)
Original antique oil painting on art board signed lower right measuring 12 x 16 . Beautiful colors and impressionist mood.

Artist Biography,

Landscape painter. Born on Aug. 26, 1865 in Stockton, CA when it was still a small frontier town. Mersfelder began drawing at an early age and in his teens moved to San Francisco where he studied for three years at the School of Design under Virgil Williams. While studying at that school, he often visited the nearby studio of William Keith who offered criticism. Mersfelder then moved to NYC where he had a studio for a few years. During his stay there, he exhibited at the first exhibition of the Society of American Artists. He also enjoyed the hospitality and criticism of George Inness and A. H. Wyant. He later exhibited in Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, and Baltimore. He won a bronze medal at the Louisiana Purchase Expo (St Louis) of 1904 and was awarded the Klio Assn prize at the annual exhibition held at the AIC where 18 of his canvases were accepted by the jury. He had a studio in Portland, OR in 1889 before returning to San Francisco in 1891. He was active in the local art scene when not out on painting forays in northern California. The year 1915 was spent in San Diego. Mersfelder lived his final years in Berkeley, CA and died there on Oct. 23, 1937. Although he made no known European trips, his works bear evidence of strong influence by the French Barbizons. Many of his landscapes of the rugged, old oaks of California compare favorably with those painted by William Keith during his late period. Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1882; Mark Hopkins Inst., 1897; Gumps (SF), 1900. In: St Francis Hotel (mural, Mt Tamalpais); Oakland Museum; CHS. CSL; BC; Ber; AAA 1907; DR.

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #607488 (stock #258)
Chinese Chinoiserie lacquer box with scenes of temple houses and figures in landscape circa 1860. A beautifully all hand painted scene on a red lacquer background the box is made of wood and the clasp of brass. A fine example in very good antique condition.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1142215 (stock #516)
A beautiful Japanese Art nouveau carved wood urn or vase stand finely carved details of Iris flowers measuring approx. 28 inches tall. A fine decorative piece.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #987013 (stock #302)
A Beautiful and rare Song Dynasty 960-1279 A.D. Celadon tea bowl of very delicate form featuring intricate incised designs of dancing children and vines. Measuring Approx. 7.5 inches by 3 inches, In very fine condition to chips or cracks. A museum quality example.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1900 item #1235603 (stock #620)
Fine Hudson River School painting of a couple picnicking along the banks of the Hudson the gentleman fishing. Signed lower left S. H. Thurston and 19th century New York artist. Oil on canvas measuring 22 x 29 inches.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1837 VR item #455951 (stock #062)
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.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #475749 (stock #095)
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.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #491458 (stock #142)
An exqusite example of enamel work on ginbari style foil background depicting a dragon swirling and coiling around the neck of the vase. Artist signed on the bottom measuring approx. 9.5 inches tall. In excellent condition but for some discoloration or tarnish on the silver foil under the enamel and some fine stress lines (see picture) overall a masterpiece of this Japanese art form.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #586588 (stock #252)
Sterling silver overlay porcelain tea service tea pot sugar and creamer. All in excellent condition without chips or cracks featuring a beautiful art nouveau silver overlay design. The tea pot measures approx. 8 in. by 8 in. the service is probably Lennox but it unmarked.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1930 item #986904 (stock #300)
WILLIAM MALHERBE 1884 - 1951 A beautiful impressionist oil painting of a nude woman holding a sphere one can easily see the influence of Renoir in this example of this fine French-American artist. Oil on canvas monogramed lower right measuring Approx. 26 x 30 inches. Born in France, William Malherbe was influenced by the great Post Impressionist painters of his time, particularly Renoir and Bonnard. He is known for his still lifes, landscapes and figural paintings. In 1939, Malherbe arrived in the United States. He lived in New York City and on a farm in Vermont. He returned to France in 1948 and died there in 1951. Works by William Malherbe are in the collection of the Musee d'Art Moderne in Paris among other collections.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1837 VR item #455577 (stock #060)
An exquisite pair of Chinese export plates hand painted with a delicate floral design center and border with 24k gold highlights. The plates measure approx. 7.5 inches in diameter and are in excellent condition no chips or cracks some wear to the gold decorations. A most beautiful example of Chinese export porcelain these would be a fine addition to any collection. Note I have some additional plates from this set.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1960 item #445451 (stock #025)
A beautiful impressionist painting of a French day at the beach oil on art board signed lower right Susanne Demarest. Measuring aproximatley 9x10.5 inches framed in a quality gold leafed frame overall size 12x14 in excellent condition.

Suzanne Demarest 1900-1985 American born studied in Nice Cannes and British Royal Academy. A 6 x12 inch painting by Demarest sold at Skinners In Boston for $1800. This is a fine impressionist painting would be a great decorative piece for any interior.

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 : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #475198 (stock #091)
A fine example with original lid hand painted with traditional Chinese figures. In fine condition some wear to the gold decoration and a minor flea bit to the caddy rim. Measuring approx. 5 x 4 x 2.5 inches.