Fine Santa Clara pueblo pottery example by Gwen Tafoya. Completely hand made and fired in the traditional manner featuring a water serpent design. Measuring approx. 3 tall and 5 inches in diameter. A fine signed example of Native American pottery by one of the great pottery artists.
A beautiful Chinese porcelain vase with green tea dust glaze of beautiful color and form measuring Approximately 8 inches tall in excellent condition no chips cracks or restorations.
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.
Chinese Ivory carved reclining beauty or doctors model circa 1900 measuring approx. 6.5 inches in length 16.5 cm. In excellent condition yellowing from age this piece would make a fine addition to any Ivory collection.
A Beautiful Chinese famille rose porcelain bowl with hand painted insect and floral motif with blue turquoise center color. A 19th century piece measuring approx 7 inches across and 3 1/2 inches deep in excellent condition. A fine decorative antique.
A fine vintage Navajo Indian Teec Nos Pos rug, woven by Bessie Little Pouch. Featuring a centering double diamond hooked medallion design with geometric accents on all sides, feather pairs in the center, within finely serrated surrounds and a split wing border. Woven in tan, beige, black, red, orange, white and gray. Measuring approx. 6 ft. 4 in. x 3ft. 10 inches in very fine condition.
The Teec Nos Pos style of Navajo weaving is a bold, exciting and elaborate design. Many believe this style developed from pictures of Persian rugs while others see no connection and believe that traders introduced this design to the Navajo People from designs on flour sacks. The name, which means "Cottonwoods in a Circle," comes from a settlement in the northeast corner of the Navajo Nation.
Always surrounded by a wide border and filled with an exuberant variety of motifs, Teec Nos Pos style rugs are usually large, and therefore very expensive. An elaborate center is enhanced with stylized feathers and arrows. Steps and angular hooks extend from the points of diamonds and triangles, while zigags are abundant. The many, brightly colored yarns are used to create a visually stunning design in the Teec Nos Pos style.
A fine antique Chinese rosewood jewelry box with white jade inlayed plaques. Opens to a group of silk lined drawers for jewelry. Measuring approx. 12.5 x 8 x 6 inches. In very good antique condition.
A Japanese Ivory netsuke okimono of a Oni and a lantern Meiji era c.1900 in very fine condition nice patina measuring 2.5 inches tall or 6.5 centimeters.
Chinese Export Famille Rose Medallion helmet form cream pitcher c.1840. Hand painted with traditional famile rose design measuring approximately 5.5 in. by 3 in. tall. In excellent condition some minor firing flaws or flea bites to spout
rim really minor and not affecting the piece. A charming piece free shipping within USA at stated price.
A beautiful original watercolor painting of a New York landscape by Harry Roseland signed lower right in excellent condition in quality frame site approx. 10x 14 inches. An investment quality work.
Genre painting enjoyed tremendous popularity in nineteenth-century America. It was a style that allowed a painter to tell a story, evoke an emotion, tell a joke, or educate. Largely superseded in the twentieth century by changes in popular taste and improvements in photographic technology, genre painting nevertheless remains a strong sub current in popular taste. One of the most notable painters in this mode was Harry Roseland. Roseland, born in Brooklyn, New York in 1868, matured as an artist while waves of change were sweeping over the art world. Largely self-taught, he chose to paint what he saw. He received some education in art under J.B. Whittaker in Brooklyn, and at first painted some landscapes and still lifes, but his natural flair was for telling a story in his paintings. His subject matter was at first highly sentimental and heavily influenced by fashionable taste: smartly turned-out young women, old folks, and idealized farm scenes. He abandoned the mawkishness that is the downfall of so many self-educated artists when he found a topic that was close to home and yet largely unnoticed: the post-Civil War blacks who formed the underpinning of Northeastern society. Roseland's clever, skillful scenes of homely activities - such as checkers or letter-reading, were remarkably dispassionate and candid for the time, though to modern eyes they may seem condescending and dated. They capture with gentle humor of a way of life that existed through the first half of the twentieth century and has now vanished. Harry Roseland never left his native Brooklyn, dying in New York in 1950, but enjoyed a remarkable success as an artist in his chosen specialty, improving and maturing continually. The archetype of the independent American artist, he never traveled to Europe to study or observe, choosing to carve his own path.
During his career as an artist he exhibited:Brooklyn Art Club, 1888 (gold),Boston, Mass., 1900 (medal), 1904 (gold),Charleston Expo, 1902 (medal), National Academy of Design, 1898 (prize),Brooklyn Society of Artists, 1930 (prize), American Art Society, Philadelphia, 1902 (medal), 1907 (gold),Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
Art Institute of Chicago.
His memberships include: Brooklyn Arts Club,Brooklyn Society of Artists, Brooklyn Painters Society, Salmagundi Club.
Public Collections representing the work of Harry Roseland:
Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Science, Brooklyn Museums,Charleston Art Museum,Heckscher Museum, Long Island, New York.
A beautiful Japanese Imari Arita porcelain boat form dish with carved wave stand. In excellent condition measuring approx. 15 inches long.
A Fine Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a man with a cane and lantern finely carved by an expert artist signed on foot. Measuring approx. 2.5 inches or 6 centimeters tall in very fine condition. A great example would be a nice addition to any collection. Please view my other netsuke here in Trocadero and at my ebay site.
“The Love Letter” by A.V. Hugenett 1902 oil on canvas of a beautiful young woman holding a love letter and a bouquet of flowers. Signed and dated top right in excellent condition measuring an impressive 30x40 inches framed in a toned gold frame some minor restoration overall size approx. 40 x 50 inches. A stunning decorative painting would make a fine addition to any collection.
Claude Buck self portrait of the artist c.1940 oil on board 16 x 20 inches. Provenance: the wife of the artist Leslie Buck.
A leading member of the avant-garde Symbolism* artists movement in Chicago, Claude Buck moved there from his birth place of New York City in 1919. He was known for his "fantastic, sometimes disturbing images with allegorical and literary themes" (Kennedy 97) drawn from writings of Edgar Allen Poe, operas by Richard Wagner, classical mythology and "New Testament" writings from the Bible. Some of these early paintings had nude figures rendered in Classical* style to express abstract themes developed through dream-like landscapes and disregard of relative scale or relatedness between the figures. These paintings had Luminist* elements achieved with light-toned paints worked with transparent glazes.
In the 1920s to earn money by gaining public favor and also expressing his increasing disdain for modernism, Buck did a number of hyperrealist* portraits, figures and still lifes. These proved popular and aligned him with the opponents of abstraction and their Society for Sanity in Art* movement whose headquarters were in Chicago.
Buck taught drawing and painting at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art from 1921 to 1926, and at the Art Institute, where he took over classes of George Bellows.
In New York City before coming to Chicago, Buck had a reputation as a radical artist. He took his first art training from his father, William R. Buck, from the time he was ages three to fourteen, and then until he was twenty-two, he studied at the National Academy of Design* where he was nicknamed "Kid Hassam" because his painting reminded viewers of that of Claude Hassam. Buck worked as a scene painter in the theatre and at the Willet Stained Glass company, and in 1914 began portrait commissions to earn money.
In New York, he founded a group named the Introspectives, which reflected his own problems with melancholy during that period. Members, holding their first exhibition at the Whitney Studio in 1917, were artists who expressed their personal feelings and experiences and included Raymond Jonson and Emil Armin. In this phase of his career, Buck was focused on Old World styles of Leonardo da Vinci, Ralph Blakelock and Albert Pinkham Ryder. In 1929, the Arts Council of New York voted him one of the top one-hundred painters in the United States.
Clyde Leon Keller oil painting titled Evening Sky Sauvies Island Oregon 1947. A beautiful oil on Canvas signed lower right and titled on reverse with artists label and signature. Measuring 20x24 inches framed in a quality gallery frame overall size 29x33 inches. A charming and beautiful painting by this highly acclaimed Oregon and California impressionist painter.
Clyde Leon Keller was born in Salem, Oregon on February 22, 1872. He studied at Willamette College and for a while was a cartoonist for the Oregon Statesman in his native city. He studied art in Munich with Bridges and with Knowles in Boston.
From 1896 to 1906, Keller lived in San Francisco where he studied painting with Ernst W. Christmas while working as a cartoonist for the Examiner. Keller lost many of his early art works in the earthquake and fire of 1906.
Returning to Oregon, he established an art store in Portland, where he was known as "Keller, the Art Man." He continued to make sketching trips to California. He died in Cannon Beach, Oregon on August 7, 1962.
During his career he did about 4,500 paintings which won more than 250 prizes. Both Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt were among his prestigious customers. He was a member of the Oregon Society of Artists. On December 9, 1929, the Society incorporated, with Clyde Leon Keller, as Vice President. The Society met at his art studio on SW Washington Street near 13th Avenue for many years. He later became the third president of the Society, and did much to see that the control of the Society was kept in the artists' hands.
Keller exhibited at the Great Crystal Palace, New York City, in 1924; Meier and Frank, Portland, 1937; Oregon-California Artists, 1946-47. Clyde Leon Keller's paintings maybe seen at the Elk's Club, Liberty Theater and Press Club, all in Portland, Oregon.
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.
A beautiful oil on board by Harold Christopher Davies of a a California impressionist landscape from his early days before he became a abstract modernist. Provenance the estate of the artist and Hoover Gallery of San Francisco. Measuring approx. 10 x 7 inches framed in a quality gallery frame overall size 9.5 x 12.5 inches. A fine example of this artists work.
Harold Christopher Davies was a painter with whom art came first and commercialism last. Though he was a remarkably passionate and somewhat prolific artist, he resisted gallery representation until the age of eighty-four, just one year before his death.
Davies began his formal art education at the age of fourteen, enrolling in the Corcoran Art Institute in Washington, D.C. Later he continued his studies at the San Francisco Institute of Art.
An abstract expressionist, his style was directly influenced by Cezanne, Gorky and de Kooning. Being a man of intense dedication to his art, he kept extensive notebooks and sketchbooks in which he developed his own artistic and aesthetic philosophy, often through his candid critiques of other artist’s works.
Painting, for Davies, was not a means of earning his living. Though he exhibited frequently at various local colleges and museums, he never sought public recognition of his talent. He believed fame compromised the integrity of an artist’s work. Davies earned his living as a businessman, eventually owning and operating his own chemical company. He lived a life of balancing his monetary obligations with the true love of his life: painting.
After living in a variety of cities around the United States, Davies moved to Inverness, California in 1969 where he was free to devote all his time to his art.
Oakland Art League
San Francisco Art Association
Huntsville (Ala.) Art Association
San Francisco Art Association, 1921-1931
Oakland Art Gallery, 1931
Birmingham Museum, 1951
Southampton Museum, 1959
University of Long Island Museum, 1964
Parrish Art Museum, 1964, 1966, 1967
Hoover Gallery (San Francisco), 1975
Fresno Art Center, 1976 (Solo)
Haggin Museum 1982
Huntsville Museum, 1982
A fine vintage Ivory netsuke of a tiger and cub masterfully carved signed Hiroaki in excellent condition.