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2 Gaspere Ruffolo O/B Asian Still Life Paintings

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Estimate $300 - $350
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Two (2) Gaspere Ruffolo (American/Illinois, 1908-1997) Asian still life paintings. 1st item: Oil on board still life depicting a Quan Yin figure against a dark russett background. Signed and dated "1939" lower left. Housed in a simple gilt frame with linen matte. Sight - 15 1/2" H x 14 1/2" W. Framed - 21" H x 20" W. 2nd item: Gaspare J. Ruffolo (American/Illinois, 1908 - 1997) oil on board Asian themed still life depicting a turquoise blue elephant, seated dark-face Asian figurine and gold bangle bracelet against a cream colored draped backdrop. Signed and dated "1936" upper right corner. Housed in a giltwood frame with linen matte. Sight - 19 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W. Framed - 25 1/4" H x 23 1/4" W. Note: Paintings from a direct descendant of the artist. Biography: Gaspare J. Ruffolo was active/lived in Illinois. He was known for portrait and marine painting. (Additional high-resolution photos as well as information about PMG and third-party grading, the Friedberg Numbering System and James A. Newman are available at www.caseantiques.com.)
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