An antique 19th century oil painting on tin depicting a European new world figure and a Native American Indian girl most likely John Smith and Pocahontas. Beautifully painted in excellent condition some age cracking and minor rubs on the extreme edges where frame would cover. Measuring approx. 10x8.5 inches a fine early American painting.
A large flow blue porcelain bowl or basin in a the Sobraon chinoiserie pattern c. 1850. Measuring approximately 13 inches in diameter marked on the bottom Sobraon. The bowl is in excellent condition no chips cracks or repairs a fine example.
Chinese carved spinach jade censer with intricate details of dragons and mythical beasts plus traditional Chinese decorative elements. A fine example with a deep green color in excellent condition measuring approx. 9 inches tall. A fine example would be a nice addition to any collection.
Korean Silla period, 6th century A.D., glazed Pottery Pedestal bowl with pierced decoration on the pedestal traces of celadon color glaze on the interior measuring approx. 6 inches tall ,or 16cm. A beautiful example in excellent condition it would be a fine addition to any collection.
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 antique oil painting on art board signed lower right measuring 12 x 16 . Beautiful colors and impressionist mood.
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.
A Japanese carved Ivory netsuke of Daikokuten artist signed in very fine condition measuring 6 cemtimeters or 2.5 inches tall.
is variously considered to be the god of wealth, or of the household, particularly the kitchen. He is recognised by his wide face, smile, and a flat black hat. He is often portrayed holding a golden mallet called a Uchide Nokozuchi, otherwise known as a magic money mallet, and is seen seated on bales of rice, with mice nearby (mice signify plentiful food).
An antique Japanese Ivory Netsuke 19th century carving of a Oni and Dragon lots of wear and patina from years of use a very fine example.
California impressionist oil painting by Carl Sammons titled on reverse Sonora Pass signed lower right. Measuring 12 x 16 inches in excellent condition framed in a quality hand carved 24k gold leaf frame 18 x 22 inches overall.
Carl Sammons in recent years has reached a high acclaim for his works, this recognition for his paintings has let to selling at record prices at auction. A painting this size sold for $8475. at John Moran auction 2/15/05. This painting is a fine example of this sought after artists work. Please email for extensive biography on Sammons.
James E. Stuart Yosemite Valley indian camp with El Capitan and Bridal veil falls A fine original oil painting on canvas 20 x 24 inches painted 1914 by in excellent all original condition in a quality gallery frame.
James Everett Stuart 1852 - 1941
Eight year old James Everett Stuart arrived in California with his parents in 1860. He attended school in San Francisco and studied art with Thomas Hill and William Keith. His early work reflected the mood and mystery of the French Barbizon school. He painted plein air throughout the west and Alaska. He held a special fascination with Yellowstone. Prior to his death at age 88, he maintained a studio in San Francisco near Union Square for nearly thirty years. He was a member of the Bohemian Club, and many of his paintings were hung on the walls of fellow member's homes. His work also adorned the walls of the White House. His work has been exhibited by the historical societies of Oregon, Washington, and Montana.
A fine antique Chinese gilt bronze censer or planter with intricate design foo dog feet and a angelic figure with clouds measuring approx. 12 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
Eugène Fromentin (1820 - 1876) original oil on canvas signed lower left by famed French artist. Measuring approx. 15.5 x 16 inches in ornate original frame. A beautiful antique painting.
Japanese Bronze Usubata Ikenobo school Meiji period c.1900 Artist signed. Solid bronze with a raised design of a landscape and two pheasants with a cherry blossom design. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall and 10 inches wide at the top. A beautiful rich brown patina excellent condition. Thank you for viewing.
A beautiful example of this exquisite art form in a floral vase on tinted silver foil background. Measuring approx. 6 inches tall 15.5 cm. In excellent condition no damage. A fine example would be a nice addition to any collection.
A fine antique oil on canvase by Mauritz Frederik Hendrik De Haas picturing a sailing ship in the moonlight signed lower left in excellent condition measuring approx. 24 x 36 inches framed in a period frame.
One of the most famous 19th-century marine and landscape painters, especially of Long Island, Mauritz De Haas was born in Rotterdam, Holland where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. He also studied at The Hague, a pupil of Louis Meyer, and then specialized in watercolor in London.
In 1859, at the age of twenty seven he immigrated to the United States and set up a studio in New York. In his adopted homeland, he first became known for his European views and then for his scenes painted along the Northeast Coast. Among the latter were views of Long Island: Orient, Montauk, Peconic, Westhampton, Bridgehampton, and Southampton, as well as points along the Long Island Sound.
He painted Civil War naval scenes for Admiral Farragut. A brother, William Frederick De Haas, was also a distinguished artist.
De Haas felt a special affinity for Long Island because it resembled his native Holland in its terrain and ever-changing effects of light and atmosphere. He was determined to capture the full range of these effects, from bright sunshine reflected on the rippling waves of Long Island Sound to the cool moonlight shining on the beach at Southampton. According to one contemporary critic, he succeeded: "His pencil is equal facile whether portraying a storm on the coast, moonlight effects at sea, or brilliancy of the sunset hour." In painting moonlight scenes, the same source claimed, de Haas had "few equals."
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.
Chinese export porcelain cup and bowl or saucer c. 1790. A beautiful example with delicate hand painted details in cobalt blue and 24k gold featuring a double heart with monogram initials and a floral sprig. The bowl is 6 1/4 inches wide 1 1/4 high the cup is 4 1/4 diameter and 2 1/4 high. Both are in fine condition only some minor wear to gold rim. A fine addition to any collection.
A beautiful painting by this highly recognized early California painter depicting a wooded landscape with cows and oaks. Done in a impressionist style oil on board signed lower left.
Measuring approx. 10x12 inches framed in a one of a kind custom carved and gilt frame 16.5 x 19 inches overall. A fine example would make a nice addition to any collection.
Carl Henrik Jonnevold (1856-1955) was born in Norway on June 1, 1856. He immigrated to the United States in the 1880s and is known to have painted in the Northwest before moving to California in 1887. Settling in San Francisco, he maintained a studio at 1617 California Street. He was a self-taught painter except for brief study in the galleries of Paris in 1908. While in France, he was greatly influenced by the Barbizon painters and their dark palette. Returning to California, he continued to paint the beauty of northern California in the Barbizon style. Often working in late afternoon when shadow prevails, he produced hundreds of attractive tree and meadow scenes which he exhibited in local galleries. By the time of the stock market crash in 1929, Jonnevold was poverty stricken and living alone at his small studio at 560 Kearny Street. In that year he was sentenced to two months in jail for aiming a gun at his landlord. Jonnevold disappeared from San Francisco about 1930. A letter at the Oakland Museum gives his date of death as June 9, 1955 but does not state where. Member: San Francisco Art Ass'n. Exhibited: Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909 (bronze medal); California State Fairs (premiums). Works held: Oakland Museum; California Historical Society; De Young Museum.
Courtesy Edan Hughes