A fine Chinese carved Ivory Snuff bottle depicting an Elephant with a Empress. Finely carved with great detail the inside is well hollowed. Measuring approx. 3 inches tall in excellent condition. A fine addition to any collection.
A beautiful California plein air painting of a desert smoke tree near palm springs c.1940. Oil on masonite board by the highly acclaimed artist Frank Montague Moore. Signed lower right and titled on reverse and signed. Measuring aprox. 24x34 inches in the original arts and crafts era frame overall size inches 29x39 inches. The condition is excellent the frame has a few touch ups but presents beautifully. A fine investment quality painting a F.M. Moore recently sold for $9300 at butterfields.
Biography Edan Hughes Artist in California
Frank Montague Moore (1877-1967) was born in Taunton, England on November 24, 1877. He studied at the Liverpool Art School and Royal Institute. In 1903 he immigrated to America and had further study with Henry Ward Ranger. By 1910 he was an established artist in New York City and in that year moved to Hawaii where he was purchasing agent for Hawaii Plantations and later served as director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts. In 1928 he sailed for California and worked briefly in Pasadena and San Francisco before settling in Carmel. He specialized in poetic depictions of the coast and scenic spots on the Monterey Peninsula. His best known work is the Picture Bridge, a series of 41 murals in the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Moore died in Carmel on March 5, 1967. Member: Salmagundi Club; New York Watercolor Club; American Federation of Artists; Pasadena Society of Artists; California Watercolor Society; Society for Sanity in Art; Carmel Art Ass'n. Exhibited: Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC); Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; St Louis Museum; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; Santa Cruz, 1944; Society for Sanity in Art, California Palace of Legion of Honor, 1944 first prize and Logan medal); Carmel Art Ass'n, 1945, 1946; National Academy of Design. Works held: Orange County (CA) Museum; United States Marine Corps Headquarters (San Francisco); Auckland (New Zealand) Museum; Honolulu Academy of Art.
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.
An original oil on board by Alexander Nepote signed lower right and signed and titled on the reverse "River Edge" Milbre Ca. 1959 measuring approx. 24 x 30 inches image size.
A painter known for mixed-media abstractions, Alexander Nepote was born on a ranch in California near Stockton. He studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, at Mills College, and at the University of California from where he received a Master's Degree. From 1945 to 1950, he was Dean of the Faculty at the California College of Arts and Crafts and served in the same capacity at San Francisco State College from 1950 to 1977.
Memberships included the West Coast Watercolor Society, the Bay Region Art Association, and the California Watercolor Society.Source:
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Original pen and Ink drawing "Girl on the Beach" by Frank Van Sloun signed lower right. Renowned painter, muralist, etcher and educator. Van Sloun studied in New York City under Robert Henri and members of the Ashcan School. Memberships included the San Francisco Art Association, the Carmel Art Association, Bohemian Club, Society of Mural Painters and California Society of Etchers. Image 8"L x 11"W.
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"
A fine Japanese Ivory netsuke of a Noh Drama character artist signed measuring approx. 2.5 inches 6 cm. tall in excellent condition.
Chinese export porcelain Famille Rose Medallion rectangular bowl circa 1910.
Hand painted in traditional Famille rose motif of Mandarin figures and floral and butterfly designs. Measuring approx. 9 x 6.5 x 1 3/4 inches in excellent condition no chips or cracks some wear to enamels.
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.
A beautiful hand painted folk art tea pot of traditional man and woman from the village of Quimper. Signed on the bottom Henriot Quimper in a style used around c.1920 measuring approx. 7 x 10.5 inches in excellent condition but for a minor restored chip on tea pot lid and a minute flake or glaze bubble on tea pot spout hardly worth mention. A charming piece would be a nice addition to any collection.
Original oil on board by Drake Seaman of a young Navajo girl named Rita. Signed lower right and signed and titled on the reverse by the artist with the artists address in Arizona. Measuring image size 8 x 10 in excellent condition.
Drake Seaman, Southwestern artist, was born 1935 and died December 2000. He was a resident of Williams, Arizona and painted in sumi ink, acrylics, and oil using brush and knife applications. Seaman's subject matter includes cowboys, horse, cattle and landscapes. He also painted murals with Ray Strong. One of Seaman's landscape murals is in a Seventh Day Adventist Church in Santa Barbara, California. A mural titled "Prodigal Son" is in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Williams, Arizona.
He studied at the Kachina Art School with Jay Datus. From 1969 to 1970, he was an instructor of landscape painting at Brroks Fine Arts Center in Santa Barbara.
Two paintings are in the permanent collection at the Phippen Museum in Prescott, Arizona. Much of his collection resides with his wife in Williams, AZ.
Seaman is believed to have associated with Flagstaff Activist Network (FAN) a conservationist group that supports preserving habitats and native cultures of the Southwest.
"Who's Who in American Art", 1997-1998
Chinese ox blood red glazed porcelain low bowl Xuantong period 1909-1911 painted date mark. In excellent condition measuring approx. 8 inches in diameter and 1 1/4 deep or 20 x 3.5 cm. A fine addition to any collection.
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.
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.
English Sterling Candlesticks London c.1911 beautiful pair with graceful form measuring 9-1/4 inches tall hallmarked with makers mark and date mark London. In excellent condition some very minor nicks to bottom edges. A fine pair of candlesticks.
An exqusite example of Japanese imari in a coverd bowl with intricate hand painted designs of dragons pheonix birds shishi and roosters artists signed "Kutani". Richly embelished with 24k gold decorations. In excellent condition no chips or cracks some minor glaze crazing in interior of lid overall the condition is incredible. Measuring approx 10.5inches wide by 5 inches tall a masterpiece of museum quality.
A early Western Landscape of Buffalo by a creek by Julius Rorphuro a true authentic western cowboy artist. Oil on canvas signed lower left measuring 16x24 inches framed size 22.5 x 30.5 inches. A quality painting in excellent condition in original fine quality gold leafed frame. A great historical work of art by a interesting Historical Artist. . Works by this artist are quite rare.
Julius Jacques Rorphuro, (1861-1928). Born in Kuttlesheim, Alsace, France on June 6, 1861. Rorphuro studied at the French Academy of Arts before immigrating to America in 1874. He had further art training in Mentado, MN and Lyons, IA. At 17 he began driving cattle in the Black Hills and for ten years led the life of a cowboy in the Indian territories of Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Texas, and Kansas.
Upon settling in San Francisco about 1888, he often spent summers in Fresno where he had relatives. Rorphuro died in Fresno on May 20, 1928. His known works include landscapes, horses, and western subjects. He exhibited at the Mechanics' Institute in San Francisco in 1889 and 1891, as well as the Fresno County Fair in 1892, and the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. He has works in the Oakland Museum and the Nevada Museum in Reno.
Courtesy: Edan Milton Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940, 2002, page 954.
A fine vintage Ivory netsuke of a tiger and cub masterfully carved signed Hiroaki in excellent condition.