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All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1492 item #459338 (stock #071)
Indian red sandstone archeological head of a mythological creature or beast c. 12-13 century. Finley carved detailed mystical eyes and traces of an elaborate headdress make this a very beautiful and decorative artifact. Mounted on a wood display stand measuring overall 12 inches tall 9inches wide and 7 inches tall without stand. Guaranteed authentic a fine addition to any collection. Thank you for viewing please browse my other fine antique items.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1930 item #1110250 (stock #479)
A beautiful Will Sparks original oil on canvas signed lower left provenance Karges Gallery Carmel Ca. The scene depicting adobes along a river in the evening. Measuring 16 x 24 in good condition some age craquelure.

Biography

Painter, etcher, and muralist, Will Sparks became one of California's premier artists, known for his mission and nocturnal adobe scenes. He was highly prolific, completing about three-thousand oil paintings. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and showed art talent as a youngster, selling his first painting when he was age twelve. He became a doctor, but his love of art prevailed. He attended the St. Louis School of Fine Arts and then went to New York and then Paris to the Academies Julian and Colarossi where he studied with Gerome, Harpignies, and Bouguereau. In Paris he earned money as an assistant to biologist Louis Pasteur for whom he made anatomical drawings. He was also much influenced by the Barbizon painters and Cezanne. He returned to St. Louis and in 1886 exhibited in the St. Louis Expo where he met Mark Twain whose stories of California inspired him to head West. He stayed briefly in Cincinnati and Denver and then California, where he did newspaper illustrations in Stockton and Fresno. In 1891, he settled in San Francisco, establishing a studio at 163 Sutter Street. He combined illustration work and writing for the San Francisco Evening Call with easel painting including all of the California missions. He was a member of the Bohemian Club, a free-spirited, fun loving group that lived "hand-to-mouth" for their art. He also painted in Arizona, and a painting Tucson was done in 1894. In 1904, he joined the faculty of the University of California, doing anatomy drawings for medical classes, and in 1907, he was a founder of the Del Monte Art Gallery. He died in San Francisco on March 30, 1937. His paintings are in the collections of the Huntington Library in San Marino and the Crocker Museum in Sacramento. Source: Edan Hughes,

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1900 item #1106752 (stock #471)
A fine original oil painting on board 18 x 26 inches signed lower left J.W. Curtis and dated 1893. A scene of the Australian blue mountains and the famous three sisters mountain. excellent condition. A fine example of this important Australian artists work. Known for his paintings in black and white which he exhibited at the Victorian Academy of Arts, in the 1880s.

Biography

James Waltham Curtis (1839-1901) was an eminent Australian colonial artist whose work lives on as a tribute to Australia’s early days of European settlement. His approach is of technical, poetic and historical interest, emphasizing man’s battle with a primeval landscape and nature, his picturesque landscapes being fine examples of the late 19th century period which preceded the Heidelberg School. Curtis was an English painter and illustrator who it is believed, came to Australia during the Gold Rush. Curtis’ work plays an important part in the preservation of Australian history and is an excellent reminder of how life was in the latter part of the 19th century.

The Three Sisters

The Sisters were formed by erosion. The soft sandstone of the Blue Mountains is easily eroded over time by wind, rain and rivers and the cliffs surrounding the Jamison Valley are being slowly broken up. [edit]Aboriginal legends The commonly told legend of the Three Sisters is that three sisters (Meehni', 'Wimlah' and Gunnedoo') lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe). They fell in love with three men from a neighbouring tribe (the Nepean tribe), but marriage was forbidden by tribal law. The brothers were not happy to accept this law and so decided to use force to capture the three sisters. A major tribal battle ensued, and the sisters were turned to stone by an elder to protect them, but he was killed in the fighting and no one else could turn them back. This legend is claimed to be an Indigenous Australian Dreamtime legend.[1] However, Dr Martin Thomas, in his work "The artificial horizon: imagining the Blue Mountains",[2] clearly shows that the "aboriginal" legend is a fabrication created by a non-Aboriginal local Katoomba, Mel Ward, presumably to add interest to a local landmark. The story originated in the late 1920s or early 1930s and is unknown prior to that date. The Aboriginal traditional owners, the Gundungurra, have a legend that includes the Sisters rock formation. They are currently[when?] developing a website which will include these traditional stories.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #579831 (stock #236)
Japanese Satsuma pottery vase with cobalt blue background and beautifully hand painted with the finest detailed images of flowering branches and nesting birds. Artist signed on bottom in excellent condition measuring approx. 5 in. tall 4 in. wide or 13 x 11 cm. An exquisite example of this sought after art form.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #579176 (stock #232)
A beautiful Chinese export porcelain famille rose medallion large center bowl circa 1900. The bowl hand painted with traditional rose medallion motif of floral and butterfly designs plus mandarin figures and court scenes. Measuring 12 inches by 4 inches deep in excellent condition one minor restored flea bite to rim and some wear to enamel. A fine example.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1023751 (stock #345)
A Charming Japanese Ivory okimono study of a Man a boy and a turtle. Approx. 5 inches tall in very good condition one small age crack on the back of the base.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #444607 (stock #008)
A Beautiful and Enchanting carved seated figure of Kwan Yin or Buddha c. 1840 repainted c. 1880. A fine devotional piece with age distress and insect damage from many years ago. Measuring approximately 12.5 inches tall a wonderful piece to display on your altar table or shelf.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1190394 (stock #589)
A fine Chinese carved Ivory dragon pendant of the finese quality carving mounted on a silver frame with loop for chain. In good vintage condition some minor age cracking. Measuring approx 3.5 x 3 inches or 10 x 8 cm. A fine design of the finest quality would enhance any collection.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #511597 (stock #167)
Classical bronze figure of a Grecian woman with robe and sandals alongside a urn and disc. Signed Evrard for Victor Evrard French 1807-1877 sculptor known for works in bronze. The bronze in is in excellent condition with a nice original patina measuring approx. 19 inches tall a fine piece.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1152703 (stock #529)
A fine Chinese Ming dynasty period large storage jar with dragon design the top has loops to tie the wooden top for long term storage. Beautiful museum quality example large in size and fine in form measuring approx. 35.5 inches.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #918098 (stock #280)
A fine antique Japanese Ivory Netsuke of Fukurokuju the Buddha Scholar or Monk good wear and patina a very fine antique piece. Measuring 2.5 inches tall or 8 + centimeters.
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 : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #474663 (stock #084)
Khmer Sandstone head of Buddha or heavenly being Angkor Wat style circa late19th century. A beautiful original antique with a inspirational spiritual quality. Featuring a broad nose and lips elongated earlobes, and a stirated hairdress combed into a high chignon. Measuring approx. 13 inches tall with teak wood stand (minor crack) 18.5 inches tall. In Good condition no repairs or restoration, some weathering due to age and losses to ear lobe. A beautiful piece would be a nice spiritual decorative accent to any home or interior.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1800 item #486735 (stock #124)
Beautiful rare Quianlong 18th century porcelain large bowl or charger exquisite Floral motif in soft enamels. Measuring approx. 14 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. In excellent condition no chips or cracks with wear to the enamels. A fine early example would be a fine addition to any collection.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1970 item #494938 (stock #148)
A beautiful impressionist painting of a seated nude initialed lower right A.P. Oil on canvas in excellent condition framed in a quality gilt frame. Provenance: the estate of the artist.

Biography

SIMONPIETRI, Alfred H. (1916-2001). Painter. Born in Puerto Rico on June 20, 1916. While serving in the Army during World War Two, Simonpietri was in a plane crash. After the war he settled into a home in the Sunset District of San Francisco where he remained until his demise on December 2, 2001. A talented artist, he created hundreds of paintings, mostly nudes and still lifes. Biography provided courtesy of Edan Hughes Author Artists in California 1850-1940

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #568625 (stock #218)
Japanese Imari porcelain Tea Caddy or ginger jar Meiji period circa 1900. Beautifully hand painted in traditional Imari design and colors. Measuring approx. 8 inches tall in excellent condition no chips or cracks or repairs. Measuring approx. 8 inches tall.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1837 VR item #553602 (stock #202)
A fine antique domed top mahogany stationary box with banded inlay and a ornate brass handle. In good antique condition with a beautiful rich patina some minor restorations to the banding. Measuring approx. 9.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 inches. A fine decorative antique accent piece.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1930 item #607485 (stock #257)
A vintage circa 1900 miniature bronze portrait of a horse finely detailed casting artist monogram on back. Measuring approx. 4 inches tall in excellent condition.