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 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 fine antique Japanese Ivory Netsuke of Fukurokuju the Buddha Scholar or Monk good wear and patina a very fine antique piece. Measuring 2.5 inches tall or 8 + centimeters.
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.
Fine porcelain large bowl or charger scalloped rim form with beautiful transfer ware design of cherry blossoms. Circa 1900 in excellent condition some minor firing flaws to the underside rim, measuring approx. 12 1/4 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. A beautiful decorative piece would make a nice addition to any interior.
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.
Bruce Crane impressionist landscape oil on art board signed lower left Bruce Crane N.A. measuring 8x6 inches framed in a custom carved and gilt finished frame overall size 11x 9 inches. A beautiful gem of a painting by this highly regarded American impressionist painter would be a fine addition to any collection.
A popular landscape painter, especially of golden toned landscapes that conveyed fall and winter seasons, Bruce Crane was strongly influenced by the French Barbizon school of painting and had a studio for many years in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He also painted on Long Island, the Catskills, and the Adirondacks. In 1882, he was in France at the colony at Grez-sur-Loring with Birge Harrison, Kenyon Cox, and Alexander Wyant, but he maintained a studio in New York City until he moved to Bronxville in 1914.
He took early art lessons from Alexander Wyant in New York City and then studied in Europe. He became a member of the National Academy of Design, the American Water Color Society, the Salmagundi Club, the Society of American Artists, and the Grand Central Art Galleries. One of his great admirers was J. Francis Murphy with whom his work has often been compared.
David Michael Zellman, "Three Hundred Years of American Art"
Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"
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 beautiful Tiffany Gold Favrille iridescent art glass bowl. A hand blown form with a rainbow of color from blue purples to sliver gold. Signed L.C. Tiffany Favrille and numbered 16494 1925. Measuring 10 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep. Impossible to capture the colors in a photograph I have used three different backgrounds to give an idea of the range of color in the piece. The condition is excellent no damage chips or repairs.
A DRAMATIC VIEW OF THE POUNDING SURF AND WIND SWEPT CYPRESS TREES ALONG THE MONTEREY BIG SUR COAST. THE PAINTING IS OIL ON CANVAS BOARD FRAMED IN A QUALITY GALLERY FRAME MEASURING 20 X 24 INCHES FRAME SIZE 26.5 X 30.5 INCHES THE PAINTING IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION A FINE ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION OR A GREAT DECORATIVE PAINTING FOR ANY INTERIOR.
Born in Illinois, Oliver Barrett, a landscape painter, moved to Los Angeles in 1921 and then settled in Glendale. He was inspired by the natural beauty of the desert and mountains around his home. In 1946, he authored a book, "The Fascinating Art of Landscape Painting".
He died in 1970 in Glendale. Biography Edan Hughes artists in California.
An exquisite pair of Chinese export plates hand painted with a delicate floral design center and border with 24k gold highlights.
The plates measure approx. 7.5 inches in diameter and are in excellent condition no chips or cracks some wear to the gold decorations. A most beautiful example of Chinese export porcelain these would be a fine addition to any collection. Note I have some additional plates from this set.
A beautiful oil of an early California landscape of wild flowers lupine and poppies.
Oil painting on canvas board signed lower right measuring approx. 12 x 16 inches. Framed in a contemporary gallery frame overall 20x24 inches. In excellent condition a fine early piece would be a fine addition to any collection.
Born in Oakland, California, Ramona Froyland, known as Mona, was a painter of still lifes, portraits, landscapes, marines and later in her life, Madonnas. Her parents were Mabel and Manuel Valencia, both artists who gave Ramona her early instruction. She later attended the California School of Fine Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ramona Valencia was a paternal descendant of General Gabriel Valencia, the first governor of Sonora, Mexico under Spanish rule, and the great granddaughter of a man who arrived in California in 1774 and became administrator of the Presidio in San Francisco where the family received many land grants. When she was six years old, in 1906, she and her family moved to San Jose because of the destruction of the San Francisco earthquake and fire. However, the family kept close ties to San Francisco where her father kept his studio.
Beginning in the 1960s, Ramona Valencia taught art classes to children and adults from her studio in Castro Valley, California, and she died there on September 22, 1988. She was a member of the Hayward art Association and exhibited at Alameda County Fairs.
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).
Antique Italian oil painting portrait of a Cardinal by J. Rampollo signed lower left and titled on the reverse. The painting c.1890 is oil on board measuring approx. 10 in. by 15.5 inches. Framed in a beautiful antique gilt frame measuring 16.5 in. by 22.5 inches. The painting is in excellent condition the frame has some minor losses but shows very nicely and is ready to hang. J. Pampollo a highly skilled painter know for portraits of Cardinals and clergy.
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 18th century Dutch painting school of Jan Vermeer of an interior scene Picturing a woman at work in a traditional 17th century kitchen. Oil on oak panel signed lower right P.V. Ameyden beautifully painted framed in a gilt decorative frame. Measuring approx. 12.5 in. by 14.5 in. framed size 16.5 x 18.5 inches. A fine decorative painting would be a nice addition to any collection.
A beautiufl antique with hand painted enamel decorations of chickens or Roosters circa 1860. Measuring approx. 7x 5.5 x 2.5 inches in excellent condition date mark on bottom. Comes with a fitted silk lined box and a certification of authenticity. A fine addition to any collection.
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.