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All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1837 VR item #472126 (stock #79)
A beautiful Large Staffordshire blue transfer ware well and tree platter made by Clews circa 1825. The platter features a scenic view of travelers in a landscape with ruins and a floral border. Measuring an impressive 21 inches by 16.5 inches the condition is excellent but for a minor chip that was successfully reattached (see picture) . It is amazing that there are virtually no knife marks or signs of use for a piece nearly 200 years old. Overall this is a fine example of this wonderful art form of transfer ware.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #463869 (stock #075)
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.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #586598 (stock #255)
Japanese Fukagawa Imari porcelain floral vase signed on bottom. A beautifully hand painted and colorful large example measuring approx. 12.5 inches by 9 1/4 inches wide in excellent condition no damage.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #1160258 (stock #555)
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.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #579836 (stock #237)
Green Jade carved bat brooch or pin China circa 1900 with a silver filigree backing and pin mount. A fine quality translucent jade the brooch in excellent condition measures approx. 3 3/4 in. or 10 cm. wide. This jade brooch would make a fine addition to any jewelry collection.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1950 item #444771 (stock #018)
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.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1910 item #1104093 (stock #468)
An original Portrait of a Cavalier or noble man oil on canvas signed lower right and dated 1911. Measuring 10 x 12 inches in a fine antique frame overall 16 x 18. in excellent condition a fine example of this important American artists portrait work.

Biography

Born in Ogdenburg, Germany, Henry Raschen became one of America's leading painters of Indian portraits and figures in the 19th and early 20th centuries and was the first California artist to be committed to Indian themes. He also painted still lifes and landscapes, the latter with skillful play of light and shadow. In 1868, he and his family emigrated to Fort Ross, California where they spent one year and then settled in San Francisco. He took early art lessons at the San Francisco Art Association under Charles Nahl and Virgil Williams and also studied with noted figure painter of altar pieces, Joseph Harrington. Feeling the need for more extensive training, he went to Munich in the late 1870s and became part of the numerous California artists then studying in Munich at that time. There he became friends and a painting companion of William Merritt Chase, and he also traveled in Italy and France. In 1883, he settled in San Francisco and for the next eight years went with landscape painter Carl Von Perbandt on excursions among Indian tribes of California and the Southwest, and he gained much attention for the life-like quality of his paintings. From 1890 to 1894, he lived and had his studio in Munich where he was a successful painter and teacher, and after returning to San Francisco, won the gold medal at the Munich Exposition of 1898. He went on an expedition with Army General Nelson A. Miles when Miles and his troops captured Apache Chief Geronimo at Skeleton Canyon, Arizona, 30 miles northeast of Douglas. Many years later in Oklahoma, Raschen sketched Geronimo whom he visited in prison at Fort Sill. In the early 20th century, a key person in establishing Raschen as a major artist in San Francisco was Mrs. Phoebe Hearst, mother of publisher William Randolph Hearst. In 1906, damage from the earthquake and fire caused him to move across the bay to Oakland where he painted until his death in 1937. Source: Edan Hughes,

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1800 item #455372 (stock #057)
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A fine 18th century Burmese carved wood and gold gilt Buddha. Beautifully carved with intricate details and heavy gold leaf surface. Measuring approximately 24 inches tall in good antique condition some insect damage and associated losses on the bottom of the lotus flower base and lacking top flame. Overall a fine piece would be a nice addition to any collection.
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1960 item #1117374 (stock #490)
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.

Biography

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"

All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1950 item #1155122 (stock #541)
A beautiful Verlys glass charger or large bowl with cranes and japanes coy fish signed in the center measuring an impressive 13 1/4inches or 34 cm. in diameter the three dimensional glass moulded with opalescent cranes. In excellent condition a beautiful example of this fine French art glass.

Verlys Glass History

In 1920, the Societe Holophane Français was set up as a subsidiary of the USA Holophane Company in a glassworks near Rouen in Northern France to make vehicle headlights. By 1925, they had expanded into making art glass vases and bowls. They created a separate department for these products, and named it "Verlys". Initially the pieces were blown vessels with several layers of glass, smooth on the outside with internal decoration. From 1933 onward, Verlys focused on high quality press-mould glass. They produced clear, frosted, opalescent and colored items with designs typical of Lalique-style glass of the 1930s.

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1970 item #494938 (stock #148)
A beautiful impressionist painting of a seated nude initialed lower right A.P. Oil on canvas in excellent condition framed in a quality gilt frame. Provenance: the estate of the artist.

Biography

SIMONPIETRI, Alfred H. (1916-2001). Painter. Born in Puerto Rico on June 20, 1916. While serving in the Army during World War Two, Simonpietri was in a plane crash. After the war he settled into a home in the Sunset District of San Francisco where he remained until his demise on December 2, 2001. A talented artist, he created hundreds of paintings, mostly nudes and still lifes. Biography provided courtesy of Edan Hughes Author Artists in California 1850-1940

All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1940 item #989005 (stock #312)
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. MEMBER: Oakland Art League San Francisco Art Association Huntsville (Ala.) Art Association EXHIBITED: 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
All Items : Archives : Fine Art : Pre 1940 item #484547 (stock #107)
Romona Valencia

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.

Biography

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.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1048106 (stock #378)
A beautiful Japanese Imari Arita porcelain boat form dish with carved wave stand. In excellent condition measuring approx. 15 inches long.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1910 item #511606 (stock #168)
Japanese bronze Ichibana bowl circa 1900 signed with a rich dark patina and relief design of Japanese figures gathering blossoms for ichibana floral arrangement shishi dog feet and elephant handles. In excellent condition measuring approx. 11” wide 8” deep and 3.5” tall.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #568625 (stock #218)
Japanese Imari porcelain Tea Caddy or ginger jar Meiji period circa 1900. Beautifully hand painted in traditional Imari design and colors. Measuring approx. 8 inches tall in excellent condition no chips or cracks or repairs. Measuring approx. 8 inches tall.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #472695 (stock #081)
A beautiful piece with traditional enameled hand painted designs. Measuring and impressive 17 inches tall in excellent condition. A nice decorative piece for any interior design.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #486710 (stock #121)
Fine porcelain large bowl with profusely hand painted decorations in traditional Imari colors and motifs. A impressive size measuring 11 3/4 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches high in excellent condition. A fine piece would make a great addition to any collection.