A fine western bronze of two cow girls by Edward Fraughton born 1939 a Utah artist is a highly regarded sculptor of western bronzes. This example of two charming western girls is finely detailed and in excellent condition. Measuring approx. 12.5 inches tall signed and numbered 8 of 30 and dated 1971. A bronze by Fraughton sold at for 10,350 at Altermann Galleries on 10/23/04. A fine example would be a nice addition to any collection of western or Utah art.
A fine Japanese Ivory carved netsuke artist signed Yu So of the finest quality.
A finely carved Pair of Ivory Carvings of an Emperor and Empress. Measuring approx. 12 inches tall in excellent condition.
A beautiful Chinese silver and Champleve enamel or cloisonne bead necklace with silver dragon filigree snuff bottle. Antique and very beautiful measuring approx. 16 inches long circa 1910
An Antique Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a reclining Buddha with a rich patina and warm color great form. Measuring 4 cm or 1.5 inches in length.
Antique American Mahogany Breakfast or sofa drop leaf table c. 1830 New York. A beautiful table of the finest grain mahogany
The rounded rectangular top raised on a turned bulbous column with four fluted legs ending in gilt bronze casters. A magnificent piece measuring aprox. 40 inches long 21.5 inches wide 28 inches high and opened 49 x 40inches. In excellent original antique condition. Thank you for viewing.
Gorham Sterling silver art nouveau floral design bowl elaborate monogrammed initials GER in center marked sterling with Gorham mark and number. In excellent condition some minor scratches measuring approx. 5.5 inches by 1.5 inches.
A beautiful California impressionist landscape oil on board signed lower right D. Schwartz. Measuring aprox. 8 Inches by 10 inches framed in a quality summit gallery frame overall size 16x20 inches.
In excellent condition provenance: Stanford Museum Sale to benefit Cantor Center of Fine Arts.
Davis Schwartz was a landscape painter and illustrator. Born in Paris, Kentucky on June 18, 1879, Schwartz grew up in the grass country and, like St. Francis of Assisi, for whom he was named, developed a deep love of nature, and living things. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and then at art schools at Dayton and Cleveland, Ohio. He then spent 3 years in Montreal studying under Adam S. Scott.
He worked as an illustrator for the Cleveland "Plain Dealer" newspaper. After moving to Southern California in 1903, he worked for the "Los Angeles Times". He began a full time fine art career in 1915. In 1924 he moved to San Francisco for the installation of a huge map at the Ferry Building for the State of California.
Schwartz remained in San Francisco after being named to the State Board of Harbor Commissioners. For 30 years he acted as the custodian of the Ferry Building map exhibit.
Credit: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California"
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.
Chinese antique carved Zitan wood foo dogs of the finest quality. Tested and dated at Stanford University lab. Genuine antique Zitan wood. Measuring approx. 12 inches tall and weighing each approx. 10 lbs. Signed and dated in excellent condition some cracking due to age shrinkage otherwise pristine. A fine pair would make a nice addition to any fine asian collection.
Japanese mixed metal bronze censer with gold silver and brass inlaid details of a rooster and hen with chick and a blossoming flower motif. In excellent condition no damage some slight variations in bronze patina. Measures approximately 7 inches tall or 18 cm. a fine form with tripod feet. This is beautiful example of Japanese Meiji period metal work.
California Impressionist landscape of a field of wildflowers by Helen Glieforst a listed California woman impressionist painter. A beautiful and very decorative art work with a soft impressionist feeling.
Oil on masonite board measuring an impressive 24 x 30 inches framed in a quality gallery frame measuring overall 31 x 37 inches.
Born in Crete, Nebraska on February 10, 1903, Helen Gleiforst moved with her family shortly thereafter to San Diego, California. In 1918 her family relocated to Eugene, Oregon, and in 1920 Helen attended the University of Oregon.
Because of her father's health, the family returned to Southern California. She married realtor Fred Gleiforst in 1923 and settled in Beverly Hills.
It was in the late 1920s that she began to paint and draw. Her teachers included Nicolai Fechin, George Melcher, and John Hubbard Rich. Her instruction with Dedrick Stuber influenced her landscapes and Nell Walker Warner influenced her floral paintings.
By the mid-1930s she had established a local reputation as an artist.
She became a frequent exhibitor at one man shows in local venues. In the 1950s she had an exhibit at Stanford University. With her husband's retirement in 1960 she began to travel throughout California where she painted many of her landscapes.
She stopped her artistic work in the 1980s because of poor health.
The full extent of her output became evident after her death when an heir discovered over 500 paintings stored in her home. These works show the strong impressionistic expression of her work that was characteristic of the early plein-air painters of California.
Gleiforst died in Los Angeles, California on May 28, 1997.
Exhibited: Ebell Society; Beverly Hills & Westwood Women's Clubs; Clearwater Jr. High School, 1936.
Chinese export porcelain rope handle armorial tea pot with under tray and cup and bowl or saucer c.1790. An exquisite example of custom order export ware with a double heart Cartouche with monogram initials. The set beautifully embellished with decorative hand painted floral sprigs and design work most likely for the American market. In excellent condition no chips or repairs some very fine firing lines or heat crazing but not effecting the overall beauty of this set.
An original oil depicting a Brigantine Ship sailing ship off the coast with other vessels and a lighthouse. Oil in board signed lower left in an original arts and crafts era frame. Measuring approx. 10 x 16 inches in excellent condition. A fine example of this artists work. Biography
C. Myron Clark (1858-1925) was a painter of mountain landscapes in oil and watercolor, as well as ships (USS Constitution, 1906; Frigate in Tow). He worked mostly in Massachusetts, though his oil landscape of Mounts Skihist and Lilovet was painted north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1921. His work is in the collection of the Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.
A FINE EXAMPLE AND NICE ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION.
A fine example with original lid hand painted with traditional
Chinese figures. In fine condition some wear to the gold decoration and a minor flea bit to the caddy rim. Measuring approx. 5 x 4 x 2.5 inches.
Fine porcelain cylindrical vase or brush pot circa 1860 hand painted with floral and bird motif. Measuring approx. 11 inches tall and 4 3/4 in diameter. In excellent condition this piece has a Chinese ministry of antiquities export stamp on the bottom.
Japanese Imari porcelain was first produced in the Genroku period c.1700 It is characterised by the striking use of underglaze blue, red and gilt, and occasionally green enamels. When it came to the attention of the Chinese at Jindezhen that these wares were extremely popular in Europe, they began to produce Imari wares in competition with the Japanese. The first Chinese Imari pieces were produced during the latter half Kangxi period (1662-1722). As a generalisation the Chinese Imari pieces are much more finely potted and have a thinner and more even glaze. The Japanese glaze is often crackled and on the inside of vases the glaze is clearly seen to have run. Furthermore most Chinese Imari has a much finer quality underglaze blue.
Fine pair of antique Chinese Famille Rose porcelain vases finely hand painted with court scenes of Mandarin figures with applied molded dragons and foo dog handles. Late Ching Dynasty circa 1880s measuring approx. 14 inches 35 cm. Tall and 7 inches 17 cm. At widest point. In excellent condition one vase has a small repaired chip to the underside of the rim not affecting the value or
Beauty of these exquisite vases.
An antique beautiful Large Coral bead tribal necklace Tibet or Nepal natural Mediterranean red coral and copper disk beads. Measuring 20 inches or 50 cm. long. beads average 2 cm in diameter. A fine example in good condition professionally restrung.