Annual Summer Fine Arts, Asian & Antiques Auction
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Auction: August 25th-28th, 2015

Preview: August 24th, 2015

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1112
Revised: 8/14/2015

Please note: Great news, we have been contacted by Hyde Park, Massachusetts Historical Society and The Friends of the Hyde Park Library who are currently researching Enneking to memorialize him. They have advised us that this lot was executed Plein Air at Fowl Meadow in Hyde Park, MA. The elevation in the background is Great Blue Hill.

JOHN JOSEPH ENNEKING (American, 1841-1916) FIGURES CANOEING DOWN RIVER.

Oil on canvas board Housed in an ornate period gilt wood frame Signed and dated indistinctly lower right “Enneking 7…” SIZE: 8″ x 12″. Overall: 18-1/4″ x 22-1/4″ PROVENANCE: Acquired through the family of a Marblehead Massachusetts sculptor. CONDITION: Very minor paint loss lower right and scattered retouch in foreground and in hill, otherwise very good 49015-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1112

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1146
Revised: 8/21/2015

Please note: Great news, we have learned that this painting is listed in Chase’s own log book and was titled “Fishing Village, Denmark”. It was also part of a special auction which included forty works by Chase sold in St. Louis auction November 21, 1876 to a Mr. Benjamin Harmon Brownell, a noted collector in that region. A photocopy of the 1876 newspaper covering the auction will be included in this lot.

HARRY (HENRY) CHASE (American, 1853 – 1889) PANORAMIC COASTAL SCENE WITH BOATS, HOUSES AND FIGURES.

Oil on canvas Housed in its original magnificent gilt frame with minor losses Signed lower left “H Chase ’76” SIZE: 22-1/2″ x 40″. Overall 35″ x 52″ CONDITION: Three patches on reverse, some inpainting mostly in sky, very good. 49400-8 (8,000-10,000) – Lot 1146

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1237
Revised: 8/21/2015

Please note: Painting is on very early canvas which at one time long, long ago was laid on panel.

UNSIGNED (Florentine School, 18th/19th century) DEATH OF THE VIRGIN.

Oil on wood panel Housed in a fine gilt frame with gilt liner behind glass Unsigned, having a label on reverse from the John Grosvenor Laing’s Collection with title, also a framing label of T.R. Smith, Nottingham SIZE: 12-3/4″ h x 26-1/2″ w. Overall 20″ h x 33-1/4″w. CONDITION: Back of panel has some evidence of insect damage not affecting the front, very good. 49226-8 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 1237

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1266
Revised: 8/14/2015

Please note: This is described as “DAMASCUS GATE, JERUSALEM” and images on Google depict a similar scene. However, one individual has contacted us with his opinion that this is not Damascus Gate. At this point and time, we don’t want to risk misrepresentation and therefore, will change the title to “Looks like or similar to Damascus Gate in Jerusalem”.

CHARLES-THEODORE FRERE (French, 1814-1888) ORIENTALIST ENCAMPMENT, DAMASCUS GATE, JERUSALEM.

Oil on board Housed in a modern giltwood frame Signed lower right “Th. Frere” inscribed on verso “Theodore Frere” SIZE: 9″ X 14-1/2″ Overall 11-1/4″ x 17″. CONDITION: Good, frame abrasion, discolored varnish, minor retouch along edges 49286-2 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1266

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1296
Revised: 8/14/2015

Please note: The description is correct. The photo in the printed catalog is NOT that of Lot No. 1296 (Please see online catalog for correct image).

ROBERT WILLIAM VONNOH (American, 1858-1933) SUMMER LANDSCAPE.

Oil on canvasboard Housed in a fine carved & gilt wood frame Signed lower right “Vonnoh” SIZE: 13″ x 18″. Overall: 18″ x 23″ CONDITION: Very good 1125-7 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1296

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1338
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: We have been contacted by one individual who stated this is not by Caro. This piece had been in Lee Trott’s warehouse for many years. Trott was a close friend of Caro. It is certainly in the style of Caro’s work.

ATTRIBUTED TO SIR ANTHONY CARO (British, 1924–2013) UNTITLED.

Large bronze sculpture Unsigned SIZE: 81-1/2″ h x 35″ w x 21″ d PROVENANCE: Recently discovered in a New York City storage warehouse amongst other belongings CONDITION: Rust, structurally good 49162-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1338

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2010
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: There was a typographical error made during cataloging, the estimate should read $1,250 – $2,250.

Please note: We do NOT guarantee the age of this lot.

VERY FINE TIGER MAPLE PIPE BOX.

Probably Connecticut, 18th century. With pierced heart cresting and cascading scroll work down to a pierced carved frontice with a pierced scroll top edge and heart below, with incised flyfot at bottom. The dovetailed tobacco drawer with incised pinwheel. The base exceeds the dimensions of the case on the front and sides and is molded. The box is assembled with both wooden pins and wrought iron nails. Surface is worn thin shellac. SIZE: 20″ t x 5″ w x 4-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From an old Sidney, Maine collection. CONDITION: Good intact, with crack to bottom. 49379-5 (1,250-2,250) – Lot 2010

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2125
Revised: 8/17/2015

Important positive note: This is a legitimate weathervane made by Washburn who operated into the 20th Century. Surface is painted with enhanced verdigris. Legitimate Washburn weathervane.

COPPER STEEPLECHASE HORSE AND JOCKEY WEATHERVANE.

American 20th century cast brass head and repousse sheet copper body with copper pipe hurdle. Verdigris surface. An appealing early form, this example is of recent manufacture. Mounted on a steel museum type stand. SIZE: 31-1/4″ l x 24″ h. CONDITION: Good. 49115-11 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2125

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2134
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: There was a typographical error made during cataloging, the estimate should read $2,250 – $4,250.

Please note: It appears that the paint may have restoration

STEPBACK GRAIN PAINTED DISH CUPBOARD.

Circa 1820, probably Maine. Extremely rare and fine example with bold fanciful grain decoration. The front primarily with green graining on navy blue ground framed by red graining. The top just below the cornice with chrome yellow swags. The sides with red graining on navy blue. The form consists of an over hung cornice with paired glazed doors above two drawers with generous work shelf over the deeper lower portion of the cabinet. The lower storage portion of the cupboard consisting of a single raised panel door on right side with three graduated dovetailed drawers on left. All resting on a vigorously molded plinth base. The case is thumb nail molded around all doors and drawers. The cupboard is constructed largely of bass wood an almost exclusively Northern New England tradition. The sides, bottom and interior shelves are Northern White Pine. Backboards are vertical and sawed with an early water mill type saw and are secured with transitional nails. The cupboard is constructed in one piece and is most likely from central Maine based on proportions, designs, paint decoration and choice of wood. SIZE: 84″ t x 46-1/4″ w x 24″ d. PROVENANCE: From a Sidney Maine estate collection. CONDITION: Outstanding condition with in use wear and oxidation commensurate with age. 49379-2 (2,250-4,250) – Lot 2134

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2159
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: At least one individual believes this vane to be 20th century versus 19th century. We also note in reviewing the descriptions in the two scholarly weathervane books. One book states it to be early 20th century and the other one says circa 1890. We cannot be certain of the age thus will not guarantee it. However, the former owner, an elderly family, did indicate that they acquired the weathervane over 40 years ago and had it in their collection since then.

RARE FULL BODY CAST ZINC FIGURAL WEATHERVANE OF A LEAPING CAT.

Circa 1880, American. A playful animated form in weathered surface cast in sections and assembled with solder. Set on a copper standard bar. Reference: Christie’s: Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints and Decoys; New York, Rockefeller Plaza; January 17-18, 2008; Sale 1959, lot 763; A Molded Copper Cat Weathervane; Price realized $55,000. Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblentz; A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs; New York; 1981; pg 67; fig 108. Charles Klamkin; Weathervanes; New York; 1973; pg 139. SIZE: 12-1/4″ h x 24″ l. Overall 32″ l. PROVENANCE: From a CT/NY private collection. CONDITION: Fine weathered surfaces with old solder strengthening to vertical pole at top of cat. In use patina. 49274-19 (20,000-50,000) – Lot 2159

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2196
Revised: 8/12/2015

Size of 3) Fish Torpedo should be 3′ x 16′ NOT inches

MASSIVE ARCHIVE ON THE EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY OF SUBMARINES AND TORPEDOES INCLUDING 2 UNIQUE 19TH CENTURY MODELS AND MANY UNIQUE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, RARE MANUSCRIPTS AND BOOKS.

This important and historic archive can never be duplicated and details the history of submarine and torpedo warfare from the early 18th century to the late 19th century. Fabulous engineering drawings, models, manuscripts, pamphlets and books have been compiled by a 50 year U S Navy Submariner (21 years active, 29 as a civilian). Incredible engineering diving boat model, circa 1813. This model greatly resembles the torpedo boats described in the War of 1812 letters and newspapers. The model measures 17-1/2″ x 4″ x 3-1/3″. The model has what appears to be a detachable lead keel. The top of the model is shaped in a curved, turtle shell appearance with two holes (fore and aft, center topside) installed, apparently to hold the masts when put into place, or to be used as air holes. A wooden belt, installed with 18th century cut nails, runs the full length of the craft, forward and aft along both port and starboard sides to act as a protective bumper. Original patina completely covers the whole model, the hand cut nail heads and the two broken spars/masts. The two broken spars (or masts) fit correctly in the two holes located fore and aft topside-center on the turtle-shell deck. Each spar/mast had been broken in the middle of each, one time. This apparent Engineering Ship’s model very closely resembles that vessel shown in a watercolor sketch made by British Lieutenant Bowen, after the British made a thorough inspection of the vessel, prior to blowing it up in July 1813. This model is quite similar to that shown in the sketch with exceptions – this model does not show the rudder as shown in Lieutenant Bowen’s sketch; the two topside fore-aft holes in the sketch are pictured as being located closer together than the two in the model. It is theorized that this engineering model may have been one version, perhaps slightly earlier than the final model. In a contemporary account on the Battle of Stonington, several British officers described and sketched it “She was 23′ long with a breadth of 10′. Her top was arched by the turtle shell and immensely strong. She had the scantling of a 100-ton ship which supported wooden top planking 8″ thick that was in turn cased over with 1/2” plate iron. Lieutenant Bowen of the Maidstone reported that she was “so strongly and well constructed that a shot cannot penetrate, or anything grapple with it”. Bowen’s report which generally confirmed and augmented the American newspaper accounts the semi- submersible drew 6′ of water, leaving only 1′ of boat exposed above the surface. The iron clad deck was painted dirty white to camouflage it. According to the British, the Turtle had a crew of 12, rather than the 9 reported by the American journalist. While the newspaper story suggested a torpedo boom of some sort, Lieutenant Bowen reported that she was designed to tow 5 floating torpedoes, each on its own lead. He was unable to explain how the crew would use these weapons against enemy ships. 2) Confederate Floating Tin Torpedo/Submarine This ‘floating tin torpedo’ was converted into a ‘submarine’ or DAVID type/HUNLEY style vessel by a U. S. Marine Corps sergeant shortly after the US Navy siege of Charleston was lifted. The Marine Corps sergeant had been stationed on board one of the US Navy ships taking part in the siege. During this period, the sergeant decided to make a model of the submarine that he and the other Marines had seen just prior to the explosion on the Houstatonic. He found a small cone shaped Confederate floating tin torpedo, ensured that the powder had all been dumped out of one end and he then soldered a small round conning tower onto the top rear portion of it. He installed diving planes on the rear conical sides and installed a rudder, all items which he claimed to have seen prior to the Houstatonic attack. This, he felt, was as close as he could come to copying the submarine he and the others had seen that night. After the war he took this submarine model, along with the story that went with it, back to his home in Lancaster County, PA. The little Confederate submarine eventually ended up being turned into a weather vane which was placed on top of the families barn where it remained until 1980. Every few years someone would remember to put a coat of black paint on this “Confederate submarine”/weathervane. In 1980 the family decided to have an auction and sell off all of the belongings in the home and farm. An antique dealer bid-in and got the whole pile of the U S Marine sergeants uniforms, guns, swords and cutlasses, the submarine (which had been taken down from the top of the barn in order to go into the auction), his medals and a grouping of approximately 114 letters written by the Marine Corps sergeant to his family back home during the War of the Rebellion. The dealer spent 10 years getting the letters transcribed and then he sold the letters as one lot to the Museum of Confederate History in South Carolina. After he sold the letters, the consignor purchased the submarine. This is numerous literature supporting this rare and unique Confederate model. There are 7 fabulous, unique engineering and architectural drawings of some of the earliest self-propelled torpedoes. 1) & 2) Moveable Submarine Torpedo – Hand drawn blueprints, January 1869 by John L. Lay. Two original inventors pen and ink drawings, one signed Submarine Boat by J.L. Lay, January 1869 – Buffalo, NY on separate folio sheets. The larger of the two drawings, 39″ x 22″ shows a diagram type drawing that displays a side view of the cylindrical torpedo body with conical ends and shows an interior reel fro the guidance wire to attach to. A second view on the larger diagram type drawing shows a fore/aft view of the sections in the torpedo. A third portion of this diagram shows a more detailed look at how the guidance wire hooks into the ‘torpedo submarine’. The smaller of the two drawings, 19-1/2″ x 25, shows 3 different views of the carbonic acid propulsion system and is located within the torpedo with a handwritten description: Carbonic Acid Gas Jet Propulsion as designed by J.L. Lay in October 1870. Self propelled torpedoes (or submarine torpedo boats {or just torpedo submarines} as they were sometimes called) were considered in the 1860’s and 1870’s to be the “Devil’s Device”, much as nuclear weapons are viewed in today’s society. Also included is a rare book Notes on Movable Torpedoes by Lt. Comdr. R.B. Bradford, U.S.N., 1882, 172 pages, published by the U.S. Torpedo Station, Newport, RI. 3) Fish Torpedo drawing/painting on cotton: dimensions are 3″ x 16″. 1880 description: this extremely interesting drawing of a torpedo is done on very fine gauge cotton fabric. The cotton’s surface is glazed to prepare it for the ink and paint used to render the image. Paint colors used include yellows, grays, black, blue, green, brown and red. The glaze, paints and inks are all water sensitive. The torpedo is shown in 2 longitudinal cross-sections as well as the forward and aft transverse cross-section of one area. The number “79” is stenciled in black paint at the top center of the drawing above the image. The condition: the cotton drawing is rolled around an acid free roller. The drawing is inter-leafed with silicone coated Mylar to prevent any sticking of the rolled drawing. This drawing was conserved by the Textile Conservation Workshop, Inc., South Salem, NY. All conservation documents are included. 4)One-Half Full Size Blueprint of the Hall TorpedoThe Hall Torpedo was undergoing trials at the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, RI during the year 1888. Torpedo length, 12″ x 14-1/2″. Accompanied by a 8″ x 10″ engraving of John L. Lay with facsimile signature. Copyright 1875 by Virtue and Yornston. A 3 page biography of Colonel John L. Lay, with summary of “Submarine Warfare – Torpedoes (circa 1875). Discusses “The Lay System of Movable Torpedoes”. 5) Submarine Torpedo Boat Very early blueprint measuring 17″ x 28″ designed by John Holland, including Holland’s blueprinted signature. The blueprint has 2 views of the “Holland #4″ including the 28′ x 12” Dynamite Gun which Holland installed in the submarine. The submarine was also known as “The Zalinski Boat”. Capt. Zalinski paid for much of the construction of this submarine designed by John P. Holland. Years later when Holland Submarine Torpedo Boat #6 was purchased by the U S Navy and thusly became the USS Holland, a Zalinski pneumatic dynamite gun was part of the Hollands’ armament. 6) & 7) 2 large, illustrated drawings of “Devil Fish Torpedoes” by Dr. James Henry McLean. 2 drawings measure 24″ x 15″ and 17″ x 13″. Pen, ink and color on silk paper with scale of 1/2″ to a foot on larger drawings and 1/4″ to a foot on smaller drawing. Dr. James Henry McLean was an inventor and patentee who published portions of these original drawings and a very rare book, which accompanies these. McLean’s ideas did seem to take heed as compressed air motors on torpedoes were utilized soon after. The detailed architectural drawings dating 1869-1870 give a wonderful insight into the early evolution and appearance of these “devils devices” which by WWI would be feared world wide. Accompanying this archive is an incredible research library of rare books, original manuscripts and documents not already described above. 1) 1814 Sag Harbor Letter – Torpedo and British Attack: A historically important letter from Ebenezer Sage (NY Congressman) to Dr. William Crawford in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (PA Congressman): Among other things, Sage’s letter details the exploits of a Joshua Penny and the Torpedo Boat. ‘On the night of July 26, 1813, Penny led the boats, which were under the command of a Lieutenant Gallagher, back across the Sound. They took on 9 British boats that were lying in Gardiners Bay, and later made prisoners of an entire British crew, 7 men and 2 officers. “They fired on us for about half an hour, and threw shot in all directions about us while we were rowing in our whaleboats. Their last 18 pound shot struck about 6 feet from the boat’s stern and threw water all over us, when Lieutenant ordered us to ‘avast oars’ and give the British three cheers for that shot”…After his release from British prison, one more chance to do mischief against the British presented itself to Penny. “I had not been long at home before I was invited to engage in another torpedo enterprise”, he wrote, (submarine torpedo boat). “But failed in consequence of bad weather and I removed my family as advised to Sag Harbor.”…You will recall a Joshua Penny who was last summer taken from his bed near there by a crew off a British barge, carried on board, put in irons and upon allowance of bread and water conveyed to Halifax…his crime was being employed as a pilot to a torpedo boat…I observed the 2 frigates (which lay before this harbor) make sail and steer for the place where the torpedo was…The Captain of the torpedo, after re-mooring the apparatus, put a barrel of powder into the boat and some straw and set fire to it, but the straw being wet did not explode under half an hour. 2) Pay order for David Bushnell, April 8, 1785, inventor of the world’s first submarine ever used in combat. The “Turtle” was used 3 times during the course of the American Revolution. Bushnell is also noted for inventing the first time bomb and gunpowder that exploded under water. 3) Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare by C. Sleeman, 1889. 350 pages, illustrated with fold-out plates. 4) National Intelligencer, July 15, 1813: A gentleman from Norwich has invented a diving boat, which by means of paddles he can propel underwater at the rate of 3 miles an hour, and ascend and descend at pleasure. He has made a number of experiments and has been 3 times under the bottom of the Ramiles, off New London. 5) Columbian Centinel, June 30, 1812: “Floating Torpedo” another interesting article. The Columbian, New York City, Monday, July 9, 1814. Another article talking about torpedo and a boat called “The Turtle”. 6) General Advertiser, Philadelphia, July 20, 1807. Early mention of Robert Fulton offering to make a practice torpedo run with his “diving boat” near Ellis Island. He requests presence of Governor and Mayor of New York. He will show how to blow up a brig of 200 tons. 7) The Weekly Register, Baltimore, July 24, 1813 (16 pages, lots of war coverage). On the last page is an article, “THE TORPEDO”…Tells of the blowing up of a British ship by the Yanks, using a bomb or mine which is being called a ‘Torpedo’. Claims the lives of 100 to 120 Brits. 8) National Aegis, Worcester, Mass, November 10, 1813. This paper describes an account of one of Robert Fulton’s diving boats. 9) The Columbian – Monday, July 9, 1814. “An explosion heard at the mouth of Long Island Sound, opposite the British vessels, on Monday afternoon last. it was heard in Lyme, New London, Groton and 10 miles inland”. Talks about a torpedo. 10) American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive of the Congress of the United States: From the First Session of the First to the Second Session of the Eighteen Congress, Inclusive: Commencing March 3, 1779 and ending March 5, 1825. Pages 211 thru 225 …USE OF THE TORPEDO IN THE DEFENSE OF PORTS AND HARBORS. Description, numerous illustrations, estimated cost, etc. Pages 234 thru 224…EXPERIMENTS OF THE PRACTICAL USE OF THE TORPEDO (communicated to the House of Representatives, February 14, 1811). Numerous illustrations. This book is the first U.S. Government printing of the “Robert Fulton Torpedo Experiments”, and is extremely informative. The subjects covered are…a) Report of a committee recommending an appropriation for the purpose of ascertaining the practicability of the use of the torpedo. b) Treatise of Robert Fulton, the inventor of the torpedo on that subject. c) Description of an anchored torpedo, so arranged as to blow up a vessel which should run against it. d) Description of a clockwork torpedo and harpoon gun, and the manner of using it. e) Estimates of the cost of a torpedo establishment. f) Probable effect of the torpedo system. g) Political economy of the system. h) The imaginary inhumanity of the torpedo. i) Report of the Secretary of the Navy of the result of the experiments made on the practical use of the torpedo and the amount expended in the same. 11) The Life of Robert Fulton, Copies of Mr. Fulton’s Original Drawings and Numerous Plates by Franklin Reigart, Philadelphia, C. G. Henderson & Co., 1856. Includes Mr. Fulton’s drawings in color and numerous plates. 12) Robert Fulton and the Submarine by Barclay Parsons, New York, Columbia University Press 1922. 20 illustrations. This is extremely good coverage of Robert Fulton and his submarine efforts both here in the U S and in both France and England. 13) The Life of Robert Fulton and a History of Steam Navigation by Thomas W. Knox. Copyright 1886, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York and London 1896. 86 illustrations, including a) Fulton’s Submarine Boats, the Nautilus and Mute. b) Fulton blowing up the Dorothea. c) Modern war steamer attacked by a torpedo-boat. d) Fulton’s Torpedo System. 14) American Review and Literary Journal for the Year 1802 New York, 1802. Printed at T & J Swords and sold at their book store, number 160 Pearl Street. 1802. 500 pages plus index. Pages 112 & 113 include a report on “Fulton’s New Diving Boat”. This is among the first printings mentioning Fulton’s “Nautilus” and experiments going on in France, January 1802. 15) Turtle, David Bushnell’s Revolutionary Vessel by Roy R. Manstan and Frederick J. Frese. Westholme Publishing, LLC, Yardley, PA. 1st printing 2010. 372 pages includes David Bushnell’s original letter to Thomas Jefferson, explaining the submarine, it’s working and the goals in using it. 16) Beginning of Modern Submarine Warfare, Under Captain Lieutenant David Bushnell by Henry L. Abbott. A facsimile reproduction pamphlet with biographical appendices and bibliography by Frank Anderson. Hamden, CT, 1966. 17) The Salem Gazette Friday morning, September 20, 1820. “Bushnell’s Machine” Two coloum article on David Bushnell’s invention, the historic submarine “Turtle”. The “Turtle was piloted by Army Non-com Ezra Lee. Talks of the attack, Busnell’s life, etc. 18) Poulson’s American Daily Advertisor, Saturday morning, November 17, 1821. 19) National Intelligencer, Washington: Tuesday, August 30, 1859, “A Submarine Vessel”. The description of this submarine is, in some respects, similar to many of the basic concepts put into manufacture of the H.L. Hunley, a couple of years later. 20) Harper’s Weekly, November 2, 1861, “A Rebel Infernal Machine”. Great illustrations and description of the Yankee’s concept of what a Rebel submarine looks like and how it worked in a supposed attack on the USS Minnesota. 21) Frank Leslie’s Illustrated, New York, August 20, 1881, “A Mysterious Torpedo-Ram”. Built under strict security and silence, by John P. Holland at the Delamater Iron Works in New York. Thought to have been constructed for the Irish Fenian’s, for future use in attacks against British shipping. This early submarine of John Holland’s became known as “The Fenian Ram”. 22) Submarine Boats, Mines and Torpedoes from the 16th Century to Present Time by Commander Murray Sueter. 384 pages, over 100 illustrations. 23) Two full handwritten pages dated April 4th, 1886 (Edmund Zalinski). This ALS was written on board a Pullman Palace Car Company coach enroute from Cape Charles to New York City. In 1884, John Holland began working for U.S. Army Lieutenant Edmund Zalinski’s Pneumatic Gun Company, which financed HOLLAND IV, also known as the Zalinski boat, in 1885. “I have read and reread your pamphlet on Torpedoes with great interest”. Goes on to talk of the Sims Torpedo, the Whitehead Torpedo and others. Submarine inventor John Phillip Holland, included a “Zalinski Dynamite Gun” as one of the two major offensive weapons in the U.S. Navy’s first submarine, USS HOLLAND. 24) The Obry Device for Torpedoes. A 7-page report taken from unknown source book, “Notes on the Obry Device for Torpedoes”, by J.H. Sypher. Published by the U.S. Naval Institute, Annalpolis, MD. The Obry device for steering torpedoes is an application of the principle of the gyroscope to the Whitehead torpedo. 25) Modern Aggressive Torpedoes, (Article 1887) by Lieutenant W.S. Hughes, U.S. Navy. A 12-page report on the importance of the modern torpedoes. Speaks of the “Controllable Auto-Mobile Torpedo”, the “Sims-Edison Torpedo”, the “Whitehead Torpedo”, the “Hall Torpedo”, the “Howell Torpedo” and Torpedo Boats. Also reports on and shows an illustration of “Lieutenant Zalinski’s 8″ Pheumatic Torpedo Gun”. 26) Lecture, Whitehead Torpedo, 1875, by Lieutenant F.M. Barber, U.S. Navy, November 20, 1874. 39 pages plus illustrations. An extremely rare report. 27) Movable Torpedoes, 1873″, (reprint 1966). 33 pages, illustrated. 28) Notes on Movable Torpedoes by Lieutenant Commander R.B. Bradford, U.S.N. 1882. 178 pages. U.S Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island, 1882. a) Movable or Fish Torpedoes. b) The Howell Torpedo. c) The Rendell Torpedo. d) Station FISH Torpedo. e) The Whitehead Torpedo. f) Air Compressor Pumps. g) Movable Torpedoes Under Control – The Ericsson Torpedo. h) The Foster Electrical Torpedo. i) The Sims Electrical Fish Torpedo. j) The Von Scheliha Torpedo. k) The Smith Torpedo. l) The Lay Torpedo (versions #1 through #29). m) The U.S. Torpedo Company. n) The Lay-Haight Torpedo. o) Relay’s for Controlling Movable Torpedoes. 29) “Torpedoes”: An August 10, 1868 manuscript report by U.S. Navy Commander, Ralph Chandler, while he was on Ordnance Duty in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1868. Commander Chandler was promoted to Captain in 1874 and subsequently to Rear Admiral. This report defines and explains some of the various types of “Torpedoes” used during the Rebellion (Civil War). The report is handwritten by Commander Chandler and includes five pen and ink drawings (done by him) corresponding with the paragraphs within the report. This is a rare handwritten history of Torpedoes as used in the Civil War and as drawn out and explained by a senior U.S. Naval officer who had first hand experience with them. 30) Notes on Towing Torpedoes, by Lieutenant Commander R.B. Bradford, U.S.N. 1882. Includes information on U.S. Towing Torpedoes and foreign Towing Torpedoes. 43 pages. Ex-Libris Memorial Library, Franklin Institute, 1884 Electrical Exhibition stamp on cover page. 31) Ordnance Office, War Department, Washington, March 29, 1889. “Ordnance Orders No. 14”. Many ordnance items listed, including Pneumatic Dynamite Guns. Zalinski’s Dynamite Gun was promoted to John Holland who was totally interested in it. The Holland submarine (Holland #4) called ‘The Zalinski Boat’ was built around one of the Dynamite Guns and had been heavily funded by Capt. Zalinski. 32) ALS 2-page Robert Whitehead, December 31, 1883. Inventory of “Whitehead” Torpedo. 33) 5-1/2″ x 7″ original circa 1898 photo of the Submarine Torpedo Boat Plunger, tied up alongside a pier. Personnel are on the after deck. John Holland designed PLUNGER which was constructed at Baltimore, MD. The Navy insisted on Steam Power, against John Holland’s recommendations and the steam power arrangement proved to be unworkable. John Holland abandoned construction of PLUNGER in favor of the construction of another submarine, which ultimately became, USS HOLLAND. The Plunger could not be accepted by the U.S. Navy for service. This photo shows the towering stack for steam discharge, sticking straight up from the conning tower. 34) 8″ x 10″ photo of the Submarine Torpedo Boat Plunger, showing is up on the skids located in Richmond, Virginia. After the Navy cancelled the construction contract, they had the Plunger towed to Richmond for temporary storage while a decision was made as what to do with the unfinished hull. A good view of the three screws which had been installed into Plunger, can be seen here. This photo has an Electric Boat Neg. No. 5963 backstamp on it and written in cursive is “USS Plunger, built 1896”. 35-41) Seven issues of Scientific America from August 7, 1886 through January 8, 1898 concerning torpedo technology of that era with illustrations. 42-46) Five Civil War Confederate newspapers: The Charleston Mercury from November 9, 1863 through February 29, 1864, all with articles concerning torpedo and torpedo attacks off Charleston. 47) Los Angeles Express, January 23, 1897. Illustrated cover of the American Landing Force including illustration of the submarine though America didn’t even have one yet. 48) New York Tribune, illustrated supplement, April 22, 1900. Full page illustrated article on the “Holland Submarine Torpedo Boat”. This was a first commission U.S. submarine. 49) Father of the Submarine, The Life of the Reverend George Garrett Pasha by William Scanlan Murphy. London, 1987. 50) Infernal Machines, The Story of Confederate Submarine and Mine Warfare by Milton F. Perry; Louisiana State University Press, 1965. 51) Danger Beneath the Waves: A History of the Confederate Submarine, H.L. Hunley by James E. Kloeppel. 52) Submarine Warfare in the Civil War, by Mark K. Raan. 53) The Hunley, Submarines, Sacrifice & Success in the Civil War, by Mark K. Ragan. Narwhal Press, Miami & Charleston, 1995. 54) W.T. Glassell and the Little Torpedo Boat “David”. Privately printed, Los Angeles, 1887. The story of Lieutenant W.T. Glassell, of the Confederate States Navy, and the torpedo boat David. Updated with 1935 added information and has been printed by Bruce McCallister at Adcraft Press. 55) Weapons of War, As Improved by Recent American Inventors, by Wallace A. Bartlett, Principal Examiner U.S. Patent Office. Washington 1883. 56) Torpedoes and Torpedo Welfare. Containing a complete account of the Progress of Submarine Warfare by C. Sleeman. Much on the Lay Torpedo, the Hall Torpedo and a chapter on the Submarine Torpedo Boat. 1889. There are 83 full page illustrations, diagrams, etc. 57) Torpedoes and Torpedo Vessels, by Lieutenant G.E. Armstrong, London, 1896. In-depth coverage of all the torpedoes and torpedo vessels of the day. A chapter on submarine torpedo boats in included. 58) Robert Fulton, Pioneer of Undersea Warfare, by Wallace S. Hutcheson, Jr. 59) “Submarine Warfare, Offensive and Defensive”, including a “Discussion of the Offensive Torpedo System, it’s Effects Upon Iron-Clad Ship Systems, and Influence Upon Future Naval Wars”, by Lieutenant Commander J.S. Barnes, U.S.N. with illustrations. New York. 60) The Story of the Submarine, by Colonel C. Field. This book came out of Simon Lake’s personal library and is signed on the inside front cover, “Simon Lake”. 304 pages. Simon Lake (1866-1945), Quaker American Engineer & Naval Architect who obtained over 200 patents in Naval design and competed with John P. Holland to build the first U.S. Naval submarine. This archive contains other unlisted books, pamphlets and papers. Serious institutions and collectors should view this massive archive in person. CONDITION: Models are both very good as described. Wood model has hand worn patina, minor blemishes & reductions. Masts are each broken but could be repaired and are as found. Painted “David” model is very good as can be seen in photos, with heavy black paint, as described. The engineering and architectural drawings are fine overall with the largest being conserved and back with conservation report. All present beautifully as can be seen in photos. Manuscripts are good to very good overall with some soiling and minor blemishes that do not affect the aesthetics or historic value. Newspapers and pamphlets overall are very good with some cracking at folds, foxing and staining. Books are very good overall, though several are rebound as noted. Books were not collated for completeness but most appear complete, including illustrations and fold-out plates. Many of these books we can find no comparables. Model #1 is stored in a wooden case taken off a German Submarine U-234 which surrendered in 1946 off the coast of the U.S. Again, interested collectors or museums should view this collection. 49164-1 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2196

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2227
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: Image described by us as “Custer with Indian” may be Custer or maybe famous Western photographer, D.F. Barry. We are not certain.

NINE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM LIBBIE CUSTER INCLUDING UNIQUE, UNPUBLISHED VIEW OF CUSTER WITH INDIAN.

This grouping consists of three 20th century copies of photographs circa 1874 and 6 photographs including inscribed image from Custer historian Earl A. Brininstool showing 2 survivors of the Little Big Horn in the early 20th century. Another image shows Brininstool and William C. Slopes, Company M 7th Cavalry taken on the 50th anniversary of the Custer massacre at the gravestone of Dr. Porter where he fell on his way up Reno Hill. Another image shows an unknown person standing among the graves of Captain Myles Keogh and his men. Another photo shows Libbie Custer on deck a ship with other passengers and a 1920’s image of a building at Ft. Hayes. Two images are inscribed “Custer Expedition, 1874” one stating “Custer’s Headquarters in Castle Creek Valley”. The last image shows Custer standing in doorway of plank building with a very tall Indian by his side. This image was previously unknown and unpublished. SIZE: 7″ x 5″, 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, 4″ x 6″. PROVENANCE: General George A and Elizabeth Custer, Margaret Flood (Libbie Custer’s personal assistant), Spink Smythe, Lot 1085, August 22, 2012. CONDITION: Overall good to very good with soiling, minor scuffs, creases. 7″x5″ photo of two surviving LBH veterans is chipped on upper right and lower left corners with 1″ tear on left side. Corners are still present. Other images measure from 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ to 4″ x 6″. 48441-5 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2227

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2260
Revised: 8/17/2015

Important positive note: There are no repaired bullet holes to the large antique weathervane. (There is another steer weathervane in this auction with bullet holes, but, not this one.) And verdigris on surface was applied.

LARGE FULL BODIED STEER WEATHERVANE.

Late 19th century, American. Similar to Cushing and Co. examples. Repousse sheet copper construction with cast zinc horns in appealing weathered parcel gilt, yellow sizing and verdigris patination. Accompanied by its custom wood stand. SIZE: 39″ l x 44-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Multiple in-painted bullet hole repairs. 49115-10 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2260

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2271
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: There was a typographical error made during cataloging, the estimate should read $900 – $1,000.

ANTIQUE PAINTED AND CARVED BARBER’S POLE.

American, late 19th-early 20th century. A turned and polychrome wooden barber’s pole with both original and later paint, ball finial and ball at pedestal base. SIZE: 50″ h x 7-1/2″ dia. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of Michael Urioste of Gadsden Alabama. CONDITION: Some areas have been repainted. Flaking paint throughout, but especially to top and base. Age splits to wood. Base is broken and partially missing. No mounts are attached. 49354-29 (900-1,000) – Lot 2271

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2281
Revised: 8/21/2015

Please note: This clock is very similar to other Durfee clocks, but is unsigned so we cannot guarantee it to be a Durfee.

CLASSICAL REVIVAL CARVED MAHOGANY TALL CASE CLOCK, MOVEMENT BY WALTER DURFEE.

Early 20th century, Providence, Rhode Island. The swan’s neck pediment molded and applied with floral rosettes alternating with ball and spire finials above the foliate and shell carved frieze. The tombstone arched door flanked by engaged foliate carved quarter columns, opening to a brass and silvered moon phase face. The silvered dial with Arabic numerals within a seconds dial centered by applied cast brass scrolling spandrels. The center with subsidiary seconds dials and time and strike apertures, all within a central silvered floral decorated dial. The base of the dial is engraved for the retailer “SHREVE, CRUMP, & LOW CO., BOSTON”. The case with a central molded door centering an etched and cut glass beveled panel flanked by engaged rope twist columns joined to the molded box base, fitted with raised panels, the centermost applied with a deeply carved foliate cartouche, the whole raised on ogee bracket feet. SIZE: 95″ h, 15″ w of throat, 13″ d. CONDITION: Retains original finish and surfaces. Brass 8 day movement cleaned in 1966, appears to be in very good order. One ball finial absent. Overall very good. 49421-51 (5,500-7,500) – Lot 2281

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2293
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: Old spout repair.

TWO STAFFORDSHIRE BLUE DOME TOPPED COFFEE POTS.

1) Dome topped coffee pot depicts a farmyard scene with a maiden and young man. SIZE: 11” high. 2) Dome topped coffee pot depicts a farm scene with a large farm house and figures in the foreground, having all over decoration in blue. SIZE: Both 11″ h. CONDITION: 1) Old chip on top rim. 2) Small chips on edge of top lid. Otherwise generally good. 49421-86 (750-1,250) – Lot 2293

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2326
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This mini portrait is on ivory. Please see our Ivory Position Statement. Please note this cannot be exported.

MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF NAVAL CAPTAIN JAMES LAWRENCE WAR OF 1812.

Probably Northeastern, second quarter 19th century. Finely painted portrait of Captain Lawrence in full dress uniform with sailing ship in background surmounted by gilt wood frame. SIZE: 5″ h x 4″ w. CONDITION: Good. 49355-16 (500-600) – Lot 2326

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2359
Revised: 8/14/2015

Please note: Great news, tokens accompanied by original container

33 SILVER QUEEN ANNE GAMING TOKENS.

18th century, England. Usually found with a round holding box which held 50, some of the finest silversmiths in England were known to have made these. SIZE: 16 grams. CONDITION: Very good. 49449-3 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2359

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2367
Revised: 8/14/2015

Please note: Great news, this rug and its maker are referenced in “American Hooked and Sewn Rugs, Folk Art Underfoot” by Joel and Kate Kopp.

FOLK ART HOOK RUG “ALWAYS SAVE THE WOMEN FIRST”.

This fabulous hooked rug shows firemen saving women from a burning building leaving the men to their own peril. Titled on bottom and attributed to James and Mercedes Hutchinson of Brooklyn, New York, 1930-1990. Presently backed and mounted to a wood frame. REFERENCE: The maker discussed in: “American Hooked and Sewn Rugs Folk Under Foot” by Joe and Kate Copp. SIZE: 34″ h x 49″ w. CONDITION: Very good. 49202-2 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2367

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2395
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: There was a typographical error made during cataloging, the estimate should read $6,000 – $8,000.

SEATED BRONZE INDIAN CHIEF.

Unknown origin, late 20th century. Full bodied cast bronze with weathered verdigris patina. Chief is seated on rock pile covered with wolf pelt loin cloth, naked but for his head dress and moccasins. Chief is disrobing and regarding his reflection. SIZE: 32″ t x 18″ w x 31″ l. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of Michael Urioste of Gadsden Alabama. CONDITION: Good with pleasing weathered verdigris patina. 49354-30 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2395

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2441
Revised: 8/17/2015

Please note: This should read Mid-20th Century not Late 19th Century.

FOX & HOUND WEATHERVANE ATTRIBUTED TO L.W. CUSHING & SONS, WALTHAM, MA.

Late 19th. For comparable examples see “The Art of the Weathervane”, by Steve Miller, p. 57. Accompanying this vane is a metal museum stand. SIZE: 35-1/4″ l x 17″ h. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: Excellent with weathered gilt surface. 49055-79 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2441

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2448
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: Great news, this lot includes the old directionals which are not illustrated here. They were inadvertently illustrated with another weathervane. To see the correct directionals go to Lot No. 3305. They are illustrated with the Indian weathervane.

COPPER ETHAN ALLEN HORSE WEATHERVANE.

Massachusetts, circa 1885. Repousse full bodied sheet copper with zinc ears and pleasing highly weathered original surface with faint traces of original sizing, with very pleasing verdigris patina. Does not come with stand. SIZE: 24″ l x 12-1/2″ h. PROVENANCE: From a private coastal Maine collection. CONDITION: Good original condition missing lower support bar, slight separation to soldering at tail and rear leg slightly bent, missing support rod. 49362-5 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2448

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3051
Revised: 8/27/2015

Please note: Chair does not recline properly.

EAMES ROSEWOOD & LEATHER ARMCHAIR WITH OTTOMAN BY HERMANN MILLER.

Original tags to bases dated 1978. Armchair having a 5-point star base, two section back. The matching ottoman with four arm base & matching upholstery. SIZE: Chair: 33″ h x 31″ across arms. Ottoman: 16″ h x 26″ across. CONDITION: Very good. 49292-3 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3051

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3086
Revised: 8/17/2015

Please note: There is actually a very old tight hairline crack (1″) on the edge of one plate and a couple of insignificant chips on the foot of another.

THREE DECORATED HAVILAND & COMPANY LIMOGE OYSTER PLATES FROM THE RUTHERFORD B. HAYES DINNER SERVICE.

The dinner service ordered in 1879 during the Hayes administration, the elaborate shapes and decoration were specially designed by American artist Theodore Russell Davis. The back of each plate signed by Davis and having a spread wing eagle seal. REF; Page 103, Official White House China, by Klapthor. SIZE: 8-1/2″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 49046-5 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3086

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3139
Revised: 8/25/2015

Please Note: There is a panel cracked in the lower left corner.

BEAUTIFUL FIGURAL LEADED & STAINED GLASS WINDOW.

Wonderful leaded and stained window has border trim of nicely mottled purple glass with a ribbon and bow of light blue glass and sides with scrolls and Fleur de lis set with jewels. The center panel depicts a young hunter with bow and arrow carrying his game. Panel is painted with background of mountains, trees and birds in the sky. The window is mounted in its own light box. SIZE: Window approx. 28” x 34”. Overall 33” x 38-1/2”. CONDITION: Slight bowing to the leaded panel, otherwise very good. 49421-20 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3139

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3144
Revised: 8/20/2015

Please note: We are told that Jesse Mortford worked for Coalport and later Davenport, not Worcester and therefore this is not Worcester.

HAND PAINTED SIGNED OLD WORCESTER PLAQUE.

This mid-19th century plaque titled, “Sunday Morning”, and signed Jesse Mortford and dated 1857. A very old museum-type paper label affixed to the reverse and states, “Old Worcester Plaque with cleverly executed landscape, by Jesse Mortford signed 1857 a clever work”. Depicts an early European village scene with a church in the background and numerous figures in the street. SIZE: 10” h x 8” w. CONDITION: Generally very good. 49421-80 (700-900) – Lot 3144

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3147
Revised: 8/21/2015

Please note: The large popogo with zig zag design has a couple of breaks on the rim.

LOT OF 8 NATIVE AMERICAN BASKETS.

Comprised of two Popogo baskets, three Hopi baskets, one Haida baskets and two Northern California baskets including a bottle basket that reads “Hill Hill”. SIZE: Largest is 11″w x 7-1/2″ h. Smallest is 6-1/4″ w x 4-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Overall good condition some with staining and rim warping. 49219-1 (150-250) – Lot 3147

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3241
Revised: 8/17/2015

Please note: We have learned that this is the 1925 model, also (as can be seen in photo) there is a small amount of paint loss on right side of gas tank.

HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE WITH 1916 PATENT DATE.

Green paint with red stripes, large leather saddle seat. Appears to be mostly intact. NOTE: Perspective buyers should view this motorcycle personally or have a representative inspect on your behalf as we are not motorcycle experts. SIZE: 42″ h x 94″ l x 30″ w at handlebars. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of Michael Urioste of Gadsden Alabama. CONDITION: Restored, unknown working order. Looks good! 49354-26 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 3241

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3305
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: Directionals under the Indian weathervane do not go with this lot.

MASSASOIT INDIAN WEATHERVANE AND SETTER WEATHERVANE.

Both late 20th century, the 22″ Indian with bow and arrow in a weathered gilt surface having two gilt spheres and old directional’s which have been broken at juncture, with wood block stand. The setter with a sprayed verdigris finish of a pointing dog having directional’s but no shaft. SIZE: Indian total height 45″. Setter is 16″ h x 32″ l. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of Michael Urioste of Gadsden Alabama. CONDITION: Very good and as noted above. 49354-40 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3305

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3333
Revised: 8/17/2015

Great news, this piece is by Tiffany. In fact, it is by Tiffany Studios. After removing it from the frame, we discovered the original signature “LCT/Spec” and we guarantee it to be by Tiffany.

FRAMED ROUND GLASS DISC ATTRIBUTED TO TIFFANY & CO.

The cut corner black and gold decorated wood frame surrounds a 10″ dia. gold glass disc with slightly raised and textured center. Very typical iridescence and color, the back painted with a silver black paint for reflective purposes, possibly hiding the signature. SIZE: Over all 13″ square. CONDITION: Some backing silver missing, glass very good. 49101-3 (300-500) – Lot 3333

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3444
Revised: 8/20/2015

Please note: Good news, we have just learned that the antique metal silhouette weathervane purportedly depicts Admiral D.G. Farragut and was formerly in the Paul DeHaan Collection of Items Related to Admiral D.G. Farragut and the USS Hartford.

SHEET IRON SEA CAPTAIN WITH TELESCOPE WEATHERVANE AND SAILOR BLOWING HORN WEATHERVANE.

1) 33-1/2″ h x 29-1/2″ w. Painted sheet iron weathervane depicts a blue suited captain with long brown telescope to eye, stands on a brown arrow, the back having old red paint with half bar reinforcement. 2) 9″ h x 43″ l. Flying carved wood sailor with trumpet in mouth, colorful paint. SIZE: As noted above. PROVENANCE: From the personal estate collection of John W. Armiger Jr. CONDITION: 1) Repainted. 2) Has repaired break in trumpet, wear to paint, and some rot to side. 49055-74 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3444

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3484
Revised: 8/20/2015

Please note: This vase has been identified as an extraordinarily rare Loetz Titania ware vase with silver overlay.

IRIDESCENT SILVER OVERLAY VASE.

Late 19th early 20th Century Continental. Narrow vase with Art Nouveau influence design of silver overlaid on iridescent green glass with gold and copper color splotches. SIZE: 8″ h. CONDITION: Substantial horizontal crack above the foot. 49331-10 (600-800) – Lot 3484

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4037
Revised: 8/25/2015

Please Note: Weight should read 24 Troy ounces

LARGE REPOUSSE SILVER BOWL.

Circa 1900, Burma. Raised on three knob feet, the body with multiple figures farming. SIZE: 10-1/8″ dia. Total weight: 110.8 oz. CONDITION: Good. 48737-1 (600-800) – Lot 4037

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4039
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: We do NOT guarantee this to be 19th century.

PORCELAIN VASE.

China. Ch’un Lung mark, 19th century. “Kuci Kung” (devils work) of interlocking moveable panels. Surface pierced with trigrams and jui panels decorated with famille rose flowers on a blue ground over and underglaze blue interior vase. SIZE: 8-1/2″. CONDITION: Generally good. 49128-2 (500-700) – Lot 4039

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4040
Revised: 8/21/2015

Please note: The pedestal dish has a shallow chip on the underside of scalloped edge.

TWO PIECES OF EXPORT PORCELAIN.

China, 19th century. A rose medallion decorated tazza made for the Thai market (Binchaiong ware) and square plate with rose medallion decoration. SIZE: 9″ d x 3-1/2″ h and 8-3/4″ square respectively CONDITION: Generally good. 49128-7 (300-500) – Lot 4040

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4057
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: The neck of the vase has been restored.

PORCELAIN FLOWER VASE.

19th century, China. Hexagonal form with a central neck in pomegranate form. Underglaze blue decoration of landscapes and flowers. SIZE: 10-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49301-2 (500-700) – Lot 4057

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4060
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: We do NOT guarantee this to be 19th century.

GLOBULAR FORM FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN VASE.

19th century, China. With stylized dragon handles. Decoration of reserves of children playing on a yellow ground decoration with lotus scrolls. Borders of thunder meanders and ju-i. Ch’ien Lung mark on the base. SIZE: 5-1/4″ h x 5″ dia. CONDITION: Very good. 48106-12 (400-600) – Lot 4060

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4083
Revised: 8/14/2015

Please note: Condition states very good. However, as with most huge amethyst stones, this includes various internal fractures which are originally inherit with stone.

HARDSTONE WATER COUPE.

19th century, China. Amethyst carved in the form of a peach with foliage. SIZE: 4″ l x 3-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 42260-56 (300-500) – Lot 4083

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4096
Revised: 8/21/2015

Please note: One individual has indicated this may actually be the Hongs at Canton.

FINE WATERCOLOR VIEW OF HONG KONG HARBOR WITH BOATS, BUILDINGS AND FLAGS.

Nine boats are seen on a tranquil water leading up to a large flat area in front of white buildings with two flagpoles and flags. Many people are seen in front of the buildings. Housed in an antique lemon gold frame with newer mat, behind glass. SIZE: Sight 5″ h x 8-1/2″ w. Overall 16″ h x 20″ w. CONDITION: Very good, not examined out of frame. 1125-12 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 4096

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4098
Revised: 8/21/2015

Please note: The painting is mounted on board.

CHINESE EXPORT PAINTING.

China. Oil on canvas depicting an interior scene of a Mandarin and his consort with an attendant on his wedding day. Framed. SIZE: 25-1/2″ x 19-1/2″. CONDITION: With craquelure. 1125-11 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 4098

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4110
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: Platter cracked on edge.

18TH CENTURY CHINESE EXPORT PLATTER.

This rectangular platter with cut corners and scalloped indents is ornamented with blue birds and foliage on a cream background. SIZE: 13-1/4” w x 10-1/4” l. CONDITION: Minor glaze imperfections along the very sharp edge of the platter. Otherwise, very good. 49421-69 (350-450) – Lot 4110

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4112
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: Teapot finial has been restored.

THREE PORCELAIN PIECES.

18th to early 19th century, China. Includes a Canton tea pot with two serving dishes; one Nanking decorated, the other with flowers. SIZE: Teapot: 11″ l. Serving dishes each about 12-3/4″. CONDITION: With rim fritting to all, most notably teapot. Good overall. 49301-5 (500-700) – Lot 4112

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4132
Revised: 8/17/2015

Please note: One finger may have been re-attached long ago.

LARGE BRONZE BUDDHA.

Ming Period (1368-1644), China. Seated figure of Amida on a double lotus throne. With traces of lacquer and gilt remaining. SIZE: 14″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49345-9 (500-700) – Lot 4132

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4159
Revised: 8/21/2015

Please note: Also some small losses to applied flowers and hairline crack at top.

FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN VASE.

18th century, China. Very unusual decoration of Buddhist saints in reserves. On a ground of applied flowers and branches. Jadeite finial. With shade. Pulls decorated with jade and coral. SIZE: Vase size 15″ h. CONDITION: Rubbing to the gilt and enamels. Drilled and mounted as a lamp. 42260-11 (400-600) – Lot 4159

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4163
Revised: 8/21/2015

Please note: Appears to have a small restoration to the foot.

FINELY PAINTED FAMILLE ROSE MOON FLASK.

Jaiqing period (1796-1820), China. Round flattened flask form with two handles on shoulders, decoration of a central lotus bloom surrounded by scrolling vines and five bats (wufu). With old metal lamp mounts. Finial mounted with pale celadon jade figure of a boy, 19th century. SIZE: Finial 2-1/2″ h; vase 10-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Neck repaired, drilled and mounted as a lamp. 42260-10 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 4163

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4212
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

PAIR OF FLAMBE GLAZED GLOBULAR VASES.

19th Century, China. The pair of large vases covered in flambe glaze with hints of blue and purple, with globular body and long straight necks all supported by foot ring. SIZE: 19″ h. CONDITION: Very good. 49431-14 (3,500-6,000) – Lot 4212

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4214
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

RARE RUBY-RED GROUND FAMILLE ROSE BUDDHIST STUPA.

First half of the 20th Century, China. The shrine is superbly modeled and enameled against a brilliant ruby- red ground with stylized lotus blooms borne on multi-hued vines issuing smaller flowers below monster masks linked by pendant beaded chains. The stupa is supported on a square waisted base decorated with bands of lappets and floral scrolls on a teal ground. Includes rectangular hard-wood box. SIZE: 16-1/2″ h x 7-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Good, neck separated from base but intact. 49431-2 (12,000-18,000) – Lot 4214

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4216
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE ‘DA YAZHAI’ PLANTERS.

China. Of tapering cylindrical form, the planters exterior painted with magpie birds flying over blooming peony flowers, all over purple glaze ground, three character “Da Ya Zhai” and four character seal mark on the side, the lipped rim with alternating bat and Shou pattern, and the bottom unglazed. SIZE: 13-1/4″ h x 14-1/4″ d. CONDITION: Very good. 49431-8 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 4216

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4218
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

BLUE AND WHITE DRAGON BOX WITH COVER.

Of square shape with rounded floriform corners, the blue and white box depicts flying dragons amidst clouds chasing after flaming pearl, bottom bears Wanli mark. SIZE: 9-1/2” l x 6” h. CONDITION: Very good. 49431-10 (3,500-5,000) – Lot 4218

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4219
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

PIERCE CARVED JADE COVERED BOX.

19-20th Century, China. Of compressed form, the jade box pierce carved on the lid with flowers, dragons & vines. SIZE: 5-1/8″ l x 4-1/8″ w. CONDITION: Very good. 49431-17 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 4219

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4219A
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

SUITE OF JADEITE JEWELRY WITH DIAMONDS.

The well-designed jewelry set includes a large necklace, two earrings, and a ring. The natural jadeite is of mottled green and white color, shaped in either disc form or teardrop form, set in white gold and diamond with flowery designs. Accompanied by a GIA report (#2175139704) indicating natural color with no indications of impregnation. SIZE: Jadeite Disc: Largest Diameter: 0.954″, Smallest Diameter: 0.709″. Thickness: 0.088″. CONDITION: Very good. 49431-31 (90,000-120,000) – Lot 4219A

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4219B
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

TWO CARVED JADEITE MAITREYA BUDDHA PENDANTS.

The pendants carved from beautiful transparent jadeite, depicting Maitreya Buddha inset onto golden setting. Accompanied by Gemstone Identification & Origin Reports from Stone Group Laboratories indicating both are natural with no indications of polymers or dyes. SIZE: 1) 1-1/4″ l x 5/8″ w. Thickness: 0.225″. 2) 1-1/8″ l x 3/4″ w. Thickness: 0.163″. CONDITION: Very good. 49431-26 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 4219B

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4219C
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

CARVED ICY TRANSPARENT JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE PENDANT WITH GIA CERTIFICATE.

The jadeite pendant carved in the shape of snuff bottle, one side with chilong around lingzhi, the reverse with ruyi cloud surrounding auspicious items, the top with red jadeite lid and attached to white gold setting with diamonds. The natural jadeite is of dark green color with icy transparency. Includes GIA certificate #5172172887 indicating the jade is of natural color with no indications of impregnation. SIZE: 2-1/8″ l x 3/4″ w. CONDITION: Very good. 49431-34 (9,000-12,000) – Lot 4219C

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4219D
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

CARVED ICY TRANSLUCENT JADEITE PENDANT.

The jadeite pendant relief carved on one side with a monk seated above ocean waves beneath sun and clouds praying, the reverse carved with lotus flower blossom, the natural jadeite stone is icy transparent with mottled dark green. Accompanied by Gemstone Identification & Origin Report from Stone Group Laboratories indicating both are natural with no indications of polymers or dyes. SIZE: 2″ l x 1-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Very good. 49431-35 (3,500-5,000) – Lot 4219D

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4225
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

CLOISONNE ENAMEL CENSER AND COVER.

China. The censer is composed of three parts, including a base, mid section, and cover. The base supported by three elephant mask legs with gilt ears and ivory, the cylindrical body enameled with roundels of flowers amidst vines, leaves, and tendrils, below a floriform extruding rim with similar motif. The mid section of cylindrical form, with gilt band of stylized dragons amidst clouds in the center, between bands of flowers and vines. The cover is of domed form, the center gilt with dragons flying amidst clouds and ocean waves, with a gilt beaded finial depicting ruyi clouds on top. Bottom bears four apocryphal character “”XUANDE”” mark. SIZE: 17-3/4″ h x 16-1/8″ w. CONDITION: Overall wear to gilding, cover slightly compressed. 49431-6 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4225

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4227
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

PAIR OF FRAMED THANGKAS.

China. Both Thangkas framed in elaborate and golden colored frames, one depicts a seated Tara surrounded by blossoming flowers and peaches, with mandorla backdrop, the other depicts the Guru in the middle amidst clouds, ahead of other Deity. SIZE: 15-1/2″ h x 12″ w. CONDITION: Good with some creases & losses to pigment & dirty areas. 49431-19 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 4227

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4228
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

GILT BRONZE VAJRAPANI.

18-19th C, China. The figure depicts Vajrapani standing on lotus throne, holding vajra in one hand and mudra with another, wearing loose robe exposing chest. SIZE: 11-1/4” h. CONDITION: Good with overall wear to gilding from age. 49431-21 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 4228

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4229
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

LACQUERED BRONZE SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA.

Ming-Style, China. The bronze Shakyamuni figure seated on lotus petal throne pad in dehyanasana, hands resting on knee and legs in mudra, dressed in loose and elaborate robe with edges etched, eyes closed and in serene expression. SIZE: 18″ h x 13″ w. CONDITION: Generally very good showing wear. 49431-22 (10,000-12,000) – Lot 4229

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4235
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

RARE AND LARGE TIBETAN CAST SILVER AND GILT MANDALA.

19th/20th Century, Tibet. Of round form, the mandala was masterfully worked in silver and gilt silver to depict a central deity Cakrasamvara Tantra, surrounded by three layers of four gates, in between the gates include four guardians, animals, and animal carriages, all against a ground of silver filigree scroll-work; the copper base sealed to the reverse. SIZE: 66-3/8″ d. CONDITION: Overall good with some wear. 49431-3 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 4235

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4246A
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

TWO CARVED JADEITE PENDANTS.

The pendants carved from icy transparent jadeite. One pendant with green, white, and russet colors, carved with dragon on the surface. The other pendant colorless, carved with cranes and pine trees symbolizing longevity. Accompanied by Gemstone Identification & Origin Reports from Stone Group Laboratories indicating both are natural with no indications of polymers or dyes. SIZE: 1. 2-1/2″ l x 1-3/4″ w. Thickness: 0.232″. 2. 2-3/8″ l x x 1-3/4″ w. Thickness: 0.342″. CONDITION: Very good. 49431-27 (8,000-10,000) – Lot 4246A

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4246B
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

CARVED JADEITE GUANYIN PENDANT & JADEITE BEAD NECKLACE.

Includes an icy transparent jadeite carving of Guanyin, with 1 ct diamond on top. Also includes a carved jadeite bead necklace having 108 beads, icy transparent with full green color. Accompanied by Gemstone Identification & Origin Reports from Stone Group Laboratories indicating both are natural with no indications of polyymers or dyes. SIZE: Guanyin: 2″ l x 1-3/8″ w. Thickness: 0.183″. Necklace: Pendant Diameter: 0.846″, Beads Diameter: 0.16″. CONDITION: Very good. 49431-28 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 4246B

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4246C
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

CARVED TRANSLUCENT JADEITE GUANYIN PENDANT.

The intricately relief carved Guanyin pendant features natural jadeite with full green color and excellent translucency. Accompanied by Gemstone Identification & Origin Report from Stone Group Laboratories indicating both are natural with no indications of polymers or dyes. SIZE: 69.67 x 48.78 x 13.38 mm. CONDITION: Very good. 49431-29 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 4246C

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4252
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

IRON RED GLAZED BRUSH POT, 19TH C, JIAQING MARK & PERIOD.

19th C, Qing Dynasty period, China. Of waisted cylindrical form, the exterior in underglazed iron red, with lotus flower and vine patterns between scrolling key-fret bands on top and bottom rim, bottom bears six character Daoguang mark. SIZE: 6-1/2″ h x 7-5/8″ w. CONDITION: Slight wear to rim and surface, otherwise good. 49431-12 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 4252

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4257A
Revised: 8/18/2015

Please note: This lot was accidentally misidentified. This is not part of the Diplomatic Collection.

TWO CARVED JADEITE DRAGON PENDANTS.

The pendants carved from jadeite, depicting dragon on the surface. One pendant with light purple and green color, the other pendant with light green color, both classified as transparent. Accompanied by Gemstone Identification & Origin Reports from Stone Group Laboratories indicating both are natural with no indications of polymers or dyes. SIZE: 1) 2-5/8″ l x 1-1/2″ w; Thickness: 0.513″. 2) 2-1/8″ l x 1-1/2″ w; Thickness: 0.170″. CONDITION: Very good. 49431-25 (8,000-10,000) – Lot 4257A

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4281
Revised: 8/17/2015

Please note: Tip of club in right hand has a loss.

BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF MAHAKALA.

15th/16th century, Tibet. Dressed as a monk, the wrathful baby with a club in his right hand, a skull cap in his left. Standing on two figures. SIZE: 7-1/4″ h. CONDITION: Good overall. 49372-6 (9,000-12,000) – Lot 4281

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4482
Revised: 8/27/2015

Please Note (8/27/15): There is a small old chip on the rim of the base.

GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE.

18th/19th century, China. Pale blue color infused with snowflakes. Relief carved with pairs of chih lung and shoo medallions. Well hollowed. SIZE: 2-1/2″ h. PROVENANCE: Louis Joseph Auctions, Boston, MA. CONDITION: Loss to cabochon of the stopper. Otherwise very good. 49346-8 (300-500) – Lot 4482

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4489C
Revised: 8/21/2015

Please note: This lot also includes two snuff bottles. The description should read: TWO JADE SADDLE RINGS AND TWO SNUFF BOTTLES.
20th century, China. Snuff bottles interior painted. SIZE: Each ring approx. 19.05 mm. Each bottle 3” t. CONDITION: Very good. 41988-38, 41988-45 (300-500)

TWO JADE SADDLE RINGS.

20th century, China. SIZE: Each approx. 19.05 mm. CONDITION: Very good. 41988-38, 41988-45 (300-500) – Lot 4489C

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4489D
Revised: 8/21/2015

Please note: The jade pendant which is described and included in this lot, the photograph was inadvertently missed in printed catalog. The illustration can be seen in the online catalog.

FOUR HARDSTONE CARVINGS AND JADE PENDANT.

1) 20th century, China. Includes the figure of a carved seated monkey, entwined horses, brown bead, and a pendant carved with an immortal’s face. 2) 20th century, China. The butterscotch colored stone carved with a ju-i. SIZE: 1) Largest: 3″ l. 2) 2″ l. CONDITION: Generally very good. 41988-37, 41988-44 (500-800) – Lot 4489D

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4498
Revised: 8/24/2015

Please note: We have been contacted by a gem lab that this is possibly tourmaline not quartz.

GILT BRONZE BELT BUCKLE WITH HARDSTONE INLAYS.

China. Bottom with incised florals. Surface with two large jadeite beads and one piece of rose quartz. SIZE: 2-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Small drill hole to base. 48761-1 (400-600) – Lot 4498

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4598
Revised: 8/14/2015

Please note: There was a typographical error made during cataloging, 4-character mark is Yung Cheng NOT Chung.

PORCELAIN VASE.

19th century, China. Baluster form with finely painted decoration of lotus scrolls and the “eight precious” emblems. Ju-i and thunder meander borders. Pale green ground with gilt accents. 4 character Yung Chung mark. SIZE: 9-1/2″. CONDITION: Good. 1061-2 (500-700) – Lot 4598

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4674
Revised: 8/21/2015

Please note: There is a small old chip at the base of the figure on the robe. Also a chip on the hairpin on the hair.

BLANC DE CHINE FIGURE.

19th century, China. Te Hua figure of the goddess of mercy Kuan Yin. Signed with an illegible cartouche at the back. SIZE: 4-1/2″ h x 4-1/4″ w. CONDITION: Very good 1005-2 (200-300) – Lot 4674

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4826
Revised: 8/29/2015

Please note: One person questioned the age of these coins. We are selling the coins per our 45 day guarantee.

TWO CHINESE SILVER COINS.

Republican Period, China. The first with Yang Shikai and dated to the 9th year of the Republican period. The second with an automobile and dated to the 17th year of the republican Period. SIZE: 1-1/2″ dia each. CONDITION: Worn. 47964-67 (200-300) – Lot 4826

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