Lot # 1503: A Silver Mounted Ivory Topped ‘erotic’ Walking Cane. 3Ft 1ins Long.
Lot # 610: Titled camp Harmony, This Large Original Watercolor From The Famous Sporting Artist Measures 37" X 27" Framed, With Image Size Of 16" X 26 1/4". Ogdan Milton Pleissner (1905-1983) Was Born In Brooklyn, Ny, However Became Involved With The Outdoors While Summering In Wyoming During His Youth. Serving With The Army Air Corps During The Second World War As A Correspondent For Life Magazine, Pleissner Portrayed Scenes From Europe Using Watercolors As His Medium, Predominantly For The Fast Drying Properties Vs. Using Slow Drying Oils. Moving To Southern Vermont In 1947, Pleissner Continued To Use Watercolors To Produce Some Of This Nation's Most Coveted Angling Paintings, With Many Museum Displays Focused On His Work. Offered Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Add An Original Work From The Celebrated Artist. Signed In The Lower Right Corner, In Excellent Condition Throughout.
Lot # 6306: French School (19th Century), Erotic Scene, Miniature (oval) Portrait, Signed Indistinctly Lower Center Right, Sight: 1.625"H X 2.375"W, Overall (with Period Frame): 1.875"H X 1.875"W
Lot # 179: Philip Leslie Hale (massachusetts, 1865-1931), "La Donna" ("Mi Velata"), Oil On Canvas Painting Depicting A Young Woman In White Dress With Enigmatic Expression, Looking Out From Behind A "Veil" Of Black Lace Curtains. Housed In A Handcarved And Painted Wooden Frame. 39"H X 25"W Sight, 45"X 31" Framed. Provenance: The Estate Of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tn; Sotheby's December 1st, 1998 Sale, Lot 00172; Private Collection; Vose Galleries, Boston; The Artist (detailed Notes Available On Request). Biography: A Member Of The Boston School Of Painters, Philip Leslie Hale's Reputation As An Artist Was Somewhat Overshadowed During His Lifetime By His Teaching And Writing. As A Young Man He Studied Painting At The Boston Museum School With Edmund Tarbell (who Remained An Indelible Influence), Privately With William Merritt Chase, And At The Art Students League In New York With J. Alden Weir. He Furthered His Art Education In Europe, Studying In Paris At The Academie Julien And The Ecole Des Beaux Arts, And Visiting The Major Museums Of Europe, Where He Was Said To Be Influenced By The French Impressionists Sisley And Pissarro And By Vermeer. He Lived In Giverny For A Time And Was Acquainted With Claude Monet. After Studying Abroad For Over A Decade, He Returned To America And Was Given A One Man Show. Although He Painted A Variety Of Subjects Over The Years, He Is Best Recognized For His Decorative Paintings Of The Female Figure And His Landscapes. In 1902 He Married Respected Fellow Artist Lillian Westcott Hale. Philip Hale Went On To Build A Reputation As An Instructor, Critic And Writer, Teaching At The Boston Museum School And The Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts, And Authoring Several Books (including A Study On Vermeer In 1913). A Retrospective Of His Work At Vose Galleries Of Boston In 1966 Helped Reignite Interest In His Paintings. Source: Michael David Zellman, "300 Years Of American Art," Vose Galleries, Pierce Galleries.
Lot # 6233: Leroy Neiman (american, 1921-2012), "Finish At Indy," 1982, Oil On Board, Signed And Dated Lower Right, Board: 48"H X 48"W, Overall (with Frame): 58.5"H X 58.5"W
Lot # 6307: French School (18th Century), Erotic Scene, Miniature (circle) Portrait, Signed Indistinctly Lower Center, Sight (circle): 2.6275"H X 2.6275"W, Overall (with Period Frame): 2.875"H X 2.875"W
Lot # 42: While All Signature Series Sets Of Stan Bogdan Handmade Fly Reels Are Rare, With A Limited Number Of Just 150 Sets Made, None Are More Important Than This Inaugural Set Numbered 001/150. Consisting Of A Model 0 And A Model 150, These Right Hand Wind Reels Are In As New Condition, Housed In The Original Walnut Display Case With Glass Top Hinged Lid, And Form Fitting Protective Foam Backing. Introduced In 1990, These Sets Are Becoming More And More Difficult To Find, With This First Set The Most Coveted Of All. An Exceptional Item For The Bogdan Collector Or Fly Reel Collector.
Lot # 453: Maximilien Luce (french, 1858-1941), ï¿½soleil Couchant Honfleur,ï¿½ 1929, Oil On Canvas, Signed And Dated L.L., Titled Verso On Stretcher, Label Verso From ï¿½les Cadres, Rue Bonaparteï¿½, Stenciled Artist Plaque On Frame, H.- 18 1/8 In., W.- 21 3/4 In.
Lot # 1155: Previously Sold In Lang's November 2005 Auction, This Incredible Lure Is Still The Only Known 5 Hook Fred Keeling Musky Expert Minnow. Complete With 4 Type 2 Hooks (1 Broken) And A Type 1 Rear Treble, This Exceedingly Rare 5" Minnow Is Finished In Light Green Crackleback With A Yellowish Belly And Is Clearly Marked "The Expert". About Vg With Chipping At Front Hook Hangers, Rubs, Pointers And Light Overall Wear. Considering No Other Example Of This Amazing Bait Has Ever Been Found, In Any Condition, It Remains One Of The Most Important Musky Lures Ever Sold.
Lot # 268: Produced In Very Limited Numbers From 1925 To 1936, The Hardy Alma Reel Is The First Two Speed Big Game Reel Ever Offered Commercially, The Brainchild Of Charles Alma Baker, C.B.E. (Commander Of The Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire). According To His Book Rough Guide To New Zealand Big Game Fishing, Baker Had The Idea Of A Two Speed Reel As Early As 1916, And Worked To Perfect It Through The Years, With Numerous Prototypes Tested By The Likes Of Zane Grey And Alma Baker Himself, Until Satisfied That The New Reel Would Withstand The Rigors Of Landing Big Game Fish Worldwide. The First Production Model, Offered In 1925 Through The Hardy Catalogs, Was Made Using Ebonite Side Plates, As This Rare 4 3/4" Diameter Reel Has, Later Changing Over To An All Aluminum Framed Reel In The Late 1920's. Numbers Of These Ebonite Sided, 4 3/4" Diameter Reels, As Reported In John Drewett's Definitive Book On Early Hardy Reels, Hardy Brothers - The Masters The Men And Their Reels, Were Limited To Just 17 Reels, 11 Produced In 1926 And Only 6 Made In 1927 (one Aluminum Sided Reel Of This Size Was Made In 1934). Features Of This Engineering Marvel Are Best Described By The Write Up In The Hardy Catalog, With Mention Of The "Capstan Star" Drag, Free Spool, 1:1 Or 2 1/2:1 Retrieve Ratios Attained Via The Gear Change Lever Mounted On The Face Plate, Leather Thumb Brake And Two Optional Click Checks Of Differing Strengths, Operated By Turn Buttons On The Tail Plate That Could Be Used Separately Or Together, Providing A Total Of Three Variations Of Check. With Two Pinned Crescent Shaped Plaques Affixed To The Tail Plate, One With "The Alma Reel - Made By Hardy Bros Ltd - Alnwick, England", The Other Listing The Various Patents, "Pat. Nos. G.B.231100. Can. 251344. N.Z. 53518. U.S.A. 1559927. Pat App. For In Australia", This Very Good Plus To Excellent Minus Condition Reel Functions Perfectly, Having Only Slight Evidence Of Use, With Lightly Mottled Spool Flanges (two Tiny Pin Holes In The Left Spool Flange) And Arbor, Smooth To The Touch, Blemish Free Ebonite Tail Plate, Head Plate Having A Small Hairline Along The Rim And Very Shallow Small Chips Near The Upper Plunger, A Result Of Slight Expansion From Use, And Very Small Areas Of Metal Flaking At The Edges Of The Head Plate Side Spool Journal Cover (no Damage Is Evident To The Hard Rubber Surrounding The Journal). Complete With Leather Reel Case, Hardy Stamped Reel Wrench And Black Japanned Loop End Screwdriver, As Well As A Scarce Van Brunt Adjustable Brace To Assist In Relieving The Strain Between The Rod And Reel, Made By Hardy Specifically For Its Alma, Hardy Zane Grey And Fortuna Reels. With So Few Remaining Examples, This Would Certainly Be A Centerpiece For Even An Advanced Big Game Reel Collection, Or The Perfect Choice To Start One.
Lot # 51003: Edward I. Farmer Sterling & Chinese Jade Mounted Box, H 4", W 7 1/2", D 6":a Sterling Silver Box Set With Four Jade Plaques About The Exterior And Two Plaques At The Hinged Cover, Raised On Four Jade Bead Feet, Stamped At The Underside "Edward I. Farmer/New York" And "Sterling" (see Additional Photos). Each Pierced Jade Plaque Is Light Celadon In Color And Is Carved With A Dragon Among Foliage Or Birds, Measuring 5 1/2" X 2 1/4", Approximately. From The Collection Of John P. O'Hara, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Lot # 4314: Maori People, New Zealand, 19th Century, Superb And Significant Architectual Sculpture From Inside A Ceremonial House Depicting A Powerful Personage With Elaborate Tattooing Standing Atop A Secondary Head; This Fine Figure Probably Dates To The Historic Period After 1850, But It Definitely Pre-Dates The Maori Art Revival That Started In The Late 1800s, The Back Of The Figure Has Exquisite Aging And Patination, Two Old Triangular Chopped Holes For Lashing/Attachment And Three Old Hand-Written Collection Numbers That Pre-Date The De Young, 29.5"H X 5"W. Provenance: De-Acquisitioned From The De Young Museum, S.F.
Lot # 2110: Compressed Bombe Form Body With Loop Handles And Tripod Feet, With Lotus Leaf Bronze Base And Carved Hardwood Cover With Jade Finial, Apocryphal Four-Character Seal Script Xuande Mark To Base. L. 18Cm (7 1/8 In.) Weight Of Censer Without Base And Cover: 1407g/ Weight Of Base: 866g. L. 18Cm (7 1/8 In.) Provenance: From The Collection Of Mr. Abraham Abraham Of The Jade Shop, Toronto.
Lot # 38: rolex Men's Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Watchitem Profile:gov File # 70600 asset Type: Bracelet appraisal: Not Appraised shipping: $19.95
Lot # 1154: Icon Of The Virgin Of Kazan, Moscow, 1858, With Elaborate Silver Oklad, By Ovchinnikov Fyodor Alekseyevich, Ref # 2965 In M.M. Postnikova - Loseva, H.- 12 1/2 In., W.- 10 1/2 In., D.- 2 1/4 In.
Lot # 784: Hailing From The Pacific Northwest, This Klickitat Tribe Made Creel Dates Back To The Late 1800's To The Early 1900's. This Exact Creel Is Featured On Page 21 Of The Art Of The Creel By Hugh Chatham And Dan Mcclain, And Is In Remarkable Condition, With Multi-Colored Body Weaves, Handspun And Hand Woven Wool Harness And Side Hole Lid. An Impressive 17" Wide, 8" Tall Creel In Excellent Condition, Having Slight External Wear. An Important Early Native American Made Creel.
Lot # 2016: Finely Carved White Jade Plaque With Figure In Landscape, The Silver Frame Is Embossed With Scholarly Objects With Jadeite And Semi-Precious Stones, With Jade Qilin Belt Hook Handle. W. Of Plaque 8cm (31/8 In.), L. Of Handle 9cm (3.5 In.)
Lot # 8132: (lot Of 5) Chinese Cloisonne Enameled Garniture Set, 19th Century, The Censer With A Compressed Body Featuring The Four Characters 'wanyan Ji Qi' (wanyan Ritual Vessels) Each In Reserve Amid Colored Lotus Scrolls On A Turquoise Ground, With Gilt Dragon Form Handles And Lion Form Supports, The Domed Lid Cloisonne Lotus In A Ruyi Form Reserve Amid Openwork Clouds And Topped With A Vajra Finial; Together With A Pair Of Vases With A Trumpet Neck Encircled By Stiff Leaves Above Two Raised Bands And With The Same Character Cartouche As The Censer Repeated Onto The Tapering Body; Along With A Pair Of Candle Prickets Decorated En Suite And Raised On A Bell Form Base, Censer: 17"H, Vase: 12.5"H, Candle Sticks: 15"H; Provenance: Sold To Benefit Tibet House Us, New York
Lot # 173: Fabulous Large Pair Of Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Famille Verte Vases With Fine Detailed Art Work Along With A Double Underglaze Blue Circle Mark; Good Condition Measures (44cm) 17" Tal.
Lot # 6398: Dirk Van Erp Arts And Crafts Hammered Copper And Mica Lamp, The Large Form Executed By Dirk Van Erp Studios, San Francisco, Having A Rivet Fastened Conical Shade With Original Mica Panels, Above The Three Socket Cluster Rising On A Shouldered Base, Lamp Retains Original Reddish Brown Patina, 22"H X 20"W Provenance: Given Personally By Van Erp To Noted San Francisco Jeweler, Silversmith, And Friend, Robert Schaezlein, As A Wedding Gift In 1915, Thence By Family Descent