A beautiful antique Italian original painting gouache on paper in an exquisite French matte and frame. Measuring Approx. 6x8 overall framed size 11x13 inches. In excellent condition one of a pair see #341 sold together or separate.
A fine antique Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Buddha and a Shishi or Foo lion by his side. Meiji era circa 1890 in very nice condition some wear and a very nice patina. Measuring 4 centimeters or 1 3/4 inches tall. A very fine example.
A fine Antique Chinese carved hong mu rosewood statue of a seated emperor or high official. Intricately carved with the finest details of dragons and decorative carved chair. Of the finest quality measuring Approx. 15 inches tall in good antique condition some minor losses to dragon on right arm of chair.
Chinese Export Fitzhugh style cream jug with lid, late 18th early 19th century. A beautiful hand painted design in a rich cobalt blue with extensive 24k gold embellishment. This piece has a wonderful form and is in very fine condition no damage or restorations some very minor wear to the top finial. This piece measures approximately 5 inches tall. A fine example would be a great addition to any collection.
A fine antique bronze south east asian Buddha beautiful casting and patina measuring approx. 15 inches tall.
Ming Dynasty porcelain wine storage jar with hand painted dragon motif. A large vessel in very good antique condition. Measuring approx. 14 inches tall and 10 inches at widest point.
A rare and beautiful Chinese Famille Rose Ginger Jar c. 1840 in blue enamel. Hand chased and enameled glazed design of flowers. In excellent condition lacking top measuring 7.5 inches tall and 9 inches in diameter. A wonderful piece would enhance any interior. Please view my other Chinese porcelains.
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.
Anna Althea Hills California Impressionist view of Laguna Beach sunset oil on canvas c. 1925. A beautiful plein air painting by this highly regarded California artist. Oil on canvas signed lower left measuring 10x14 inches framed in a hand carved and 24k gold leaf quality frame overall size 16x20 inches. Provenance; From the estate of Anna Hills stamped on reverse stretcher with the estate stamp and catalogue number in addition attached is an accompanying letter from the Robert Beck Gallery as to the provenance of this painting.
The condition is excellent the painting has been relined and cleaned and is in fine condition. A quality investment piece of California art.
An Anna Hills 10x14 painting of Laguna sold for $23,000 at John Moran auction on 6/21/05.
Anna Althea Hills was born January 28, 1882 in Ravenna, Ohio. She studied at the Chicago Art Institute; Cooper Union Art School in New York City; she worked with Arthur Dow (1857-1922) and later studied at the Academie Julian in Paris. While in Europe she studied with John Noble Barlow (1861-1917).
In 1912 she moved to Laguna Beach, California becoming a leading member of the Laguna Beach art community. She was an active member of the California Art Club, held a membership at the Washington Watercolor Club and served at the Laguna Beach Art Association as president from 1922 to 1925 and from 1927 to 1930.
Hills was highly regarded as an art teacher and encouraged the study of the visual arts at the local public schools. Captivated and inspired by her new surroundings, she created atmospheric impressionist landscapes showing a reverence and appreciation of nature. The subjects of her plein-air landscapes varied from treescapes, the Laguna Beach coastline, Mission San Juan Capistrano, the vast Southern California and Arizona deserts, Santa Ana Canyon, arroyos and interior scenes.
Hills won the Bronze Medal at the Panama-California Exposition, San Diego in 1915; the Bronze Medal at the California State Fair, 1919; and the Landscape Prize at the Laguna Beach Art Association, 1922, 1923.
She died at the early age of forty-eight on June 13, 1930 in Laguna Beach, California.
A Japanese Banko monkey form art pottery tea pot with a beautiful glazed design robe. An absolutely charming work of this unique Japanese art pottery factory. Measuring approx. 6 inches tall in excellent condition.
An fine Equestrian portrait of a thoroughbred and original oil painting on canvas laid on archival art board signed lower right Thad Leland measuring 16 x 20 inches in good vintage condition framed in a quality wood frame overall 24 x 28 in.
Thad Emory Leland by John Hovard
◦ The paintings of Thad Leland reflect his enduring association with the horse including the cultural spectacle of the Peruvian Paso, polo horses and racing thoroughbreds. Working in pastels, oils, acrylics, and watercolors, Thad Leland left a beautiful legacy of the spirit and tradition of the horse, its cultural harness and how man interacts with this spirit.
It all started for Leland when he was a boy in Michigan, exercising the fine horses of Detroit millionaires. He went home and sketched these horses, which began the lifelong journey to recreate the spirit and beauty of the horse.
Thad Emory Leland was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1914 and passed away in Pebble Beach, California, in 1987. He studied art at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, received a B.A. in fine art from the University of Michigan where he studied with Sarkis Sarkisian and John Carroll.
Before the war, he exhibited throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, and was awarded a mural commission for the New York World's Fair. After World War II he received a masters degree in fine art from Stanford University. In the early 60s, his diligence to study equestrians continued with his painting and sketching of polo events at Pebble Beach, thoroughbred racing at Bay Meadows and Golden Gate tracks, and western riding events at the Salinas Rodeo and Monterey County Fair. He became sought after for commissioned portraiture.
Chinese Imperial yellow porcelain censer with frogs on lid and elephant handles. The pierced lid setting on a rounded form bowl on tripod legs impressed mark Daoguang period 1821-1850. In excellent condition no damage a fine addition to any collection.
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.
A beautiful carved wood statue probably Italian circa 1900 measuring approx.
10 inches tall. An exquisite piece with fine detals in excellent condition.
Japanese sterling silver overlay blue crackle glaze porcelain candlesticks c.1910. A beautiful set of export ware impressed under the glaze Japan measuring 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide at the base. The condition is excellent no damage or repairs. A fine addition to any collection or a beautiful accent to a table setting.
A very fine antique Japanese Ivory netsuke of a Buddhist monk and a Oni figure. Artist signed very fine intricate carving the Buddha has a gold pin third eye on his forehead. Measuring approx. 2 inches tall or 5 centimeters. Truly a masterfully carved piece.
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.
A fine Chinese Antique song dynasty pottery vase beautiful form with foo dog and frog decorations looped two handle neck. Measuring 6 in. or 15 cm tall in excellent antique condition wear to the glaze from age.