A beautiful Southwest landscape titled Canyon Rocks oil on canvas signed lower left. Measuring approx. 16x20 inches in original frame 21x26 inches overall. In excellent condition a fine painting.
Known for decorative oil landscapes, John Macpherson was a native of Philadelphia and a student of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He was a long-time exhibitor in eastern exhibitions.
He married Beatrice Edgerly, artist and writer, and they built studios in Pennsylvania and Mystic, Connecticut, and helped organize the Mystic Art Association.
In 1937, he opened a studio in Tucson, Arizona and later helped organize the Southern Arizona School of Art. A member of the Naval Hospital Corps during World War II, he also originated and directed the art school for patients at the Naval Hospital at Pearl Harbor.
Macpherson died in 1982 in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
A fine Ivory netsuke of a Kappa and Frog wrestling a very fine example of netsuke art and craftmanship artist signed in excellent condition.
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.
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.
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 Japanese carved ivory artist signed dragon motif cribbage board. In its original fitted box originally sold by Kitashojik K. of Tokyo Japan. Measuring approx. 7 x 2 inches in very good condition some age yellowing and wear to the outside of the box. See pictures.
A fine original Oil painting on canvas board signed lower right by Professor Starcce. Sailing boats in harbor in original frame.
A beautiful hand painted folk art tea pot of traditional man and woman from the village of Quimper. Signed on the bottom Henriot Quimper in a style used around c.1920 measuring approx. 7 x 10.5 inches in excellent condition but for a minor restored chip on tea pot lid and a minute flake or glaze bubble on tea pot spout hardly worth mention. A charming piece would be a nice addition to any collection.
An exquisite Ming Dynasty Chinese c.1640 porcelain bowl. Hand painted blue and white underglaze with central decoration of a pair of
Phoenixe birds surrounded by floral and leaf design. Measuring 10.5 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. In excellent antique condition no restorations or damage some glaze crazing throughout. This bowl is attributed to the Binh Thuan shipwreck. The Binh Thuan shipwreck was excavated in early 2001, and the majority of the pieces from this wreck consisted of blue-and-white and overglazed enamel decorated Zhangzhou (Swatow) ceramics.
There is a dusty dirt or sea residue on the bottom side and in the glaze crazing. A fine and rare piece would be a fine addition to any collection.
A fine pair of antique portrait miniatures of a man and woman signed Dubbison and dated 1823 oil on Ivory in leather cases. In very good antique condition the lady has a restored hairline crack to her left. measuring approx. 3 x 4 inches. a beautiful pair.
A fine antique bronze Chinese bronze buddha with very fine details in the hand mudra postures. Measuring approx. 8 inches tall a fine example.
A Beautiful antique French oil painting on canvas by the famed French artist Baron Jean Antoine Gudin.
A fine Cliff Fragua original sculpture "Spirt Woman" hand carved from a marble stone measuring approx. 15 inches tall.
Native American sculptor Cliff Fragua, of Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, IACA Artist of the Year for 2005, has learned the secret of stone through his cultural and ancestral teachings.
"My connection with the stone involves spirituality and reverence for the spirit that dwells within. It has been on this earth much longer than man and for this reason the stone becomes the teacher, it is simply what my ancestors believe. I am the mediator between the stone and the tools: the stone and the viewer."
"I visualize what the stone wants to become and I strive to help it emerge."
Cliff Fragua's sculptures are featured in such public locations as the Albuquerque Sunport International Airport, the National Statuary Hall in Washington DC and in permanent collections throughout the country.
A fine antique Chinese export porcelain bowl circa from the late 18th to early 19th century.
Featuring Hand painted decorations of Mandarin figures with a floral sprig in the center of the bowl. In excellent condition with no chips or cracks etc. measuring approx. 9 inches in diameter and 4 inches tall or 23 x 10 cm. A fine example would be a nice addition to any collection.
Fine antique portrait of a Thoroughbred race horse at the race track.
Oil on canvas signed lower left Hillyard and dated 1894. Hillyard is a listed artist known for animal subjects. Measuring approx. 20x24 inches framed size 26x30 inches in excellent condition two very minor professional repairs to the canvas and minor stretcher lines showing. A beautiful antique equestrian painting would be a nice addition to any interior.
An exquisite antique Burmese Mandalay style gilt bronze Buddha c. 18th century. measuring approx. 13 inches or 33 cm. tall . A fine example would in good antique condition some losses and wear.
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.
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).