Spectacular Summer Auction
A New Record for the Samoset Auction $5,000,000!

Auction: August 26-28, 2008

Preview: August 25, 2008

Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.

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1078
Revised: 8/25/2008

Correction: This bust alabaster not marble ANTONIO BOTTINELLI (Italian, 1827-1898) MARBLE BUST OF AN ELEGANT WOMAN. Life size bust of a woman wearing an elegant lace edged dress, long braided hair with a tiara. Nicely mottled facial features out of white marble. Signed on the back “A. Bottinelli F. Roma”. Set on a turned round polished marble base. SIZE: 31-1/2” h x 20” across shoulders. CONDITION: Generally very good. 9-71651 (1,500-2,500)

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1141
Revised: 8/25/2008

Correction: This statue is alabaster not marble.

“NOCTURNE” CLASSICAL WHITE MARBLE STATUE OF A NYMPH. Last quarter 19th century. A carved white marble model with semi-nude maiden with long hair entwined with a crescent moon and stars, a five-pointed star on her brow, floating above a stylized cloud base with a rose near one foot. On a circular plinth. The statue is being sold together with a pedestal in the form of a classical fluted column molded with grapevines. Literature: The statue bears some strong similarities to “Verite”, a bronze by Jean-Louis Gregoire (French, 1840-1890) and also to a bronze titled “The Night” by Edouard Drouot (French, late 19th century). Both statues posed in a similar manner with elements of moon and star. See Bronzes, Sculptors & Founders 1800-1930, by Harold Berman, Vol. 2, p. 322, figures 1160 and 1162. SIZE: 43-1/2″ h. of statue. 24″ h. of column. CONDITION: Statue in overall very good condition, in need of a cleaning, only slightly weathered, the proper right forefinger broken and re-attached, small hairline cracks in the base within the ‘cloud’ areas, other small seam cracks may be part of marble graining. The pedestal is in as-found condition, the capital and base with repairable breaks. 9-93188 (5,000-8,000)

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1145
Revised: 8/25/2008

Correction: The shade is unsigned we are not guaranteeing it is Handel. Base is signed we are guaranteeing.

HANDEL LEADED GLASS TABLE LAMP. Circa 1900. The domed leaded shade, unsigned, in pale to marbleized dark green with a band of leafy pink flowers. The patinated bronze swelled cylindrical ribbed three-light base stamped “HANDEL 82/B”. The shade and base well matched. SIZE: 21-1/2″ overall h. Shade: 17″ dia. PROVENANCE: From an extensive private Gulf Coast collection. CONDITION: The shade very good overall, with no imperfections in glass. The lamp base with original surface and fittings, very good overall. 9-93325 (5,000-8,000)

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1403
Revised: 8/25/2008

Correction: The large piece is bronze, the small piece is composition.

TWO BRONZE BUSTS. 1) Appears to be signed “Alexis Rudier Paris”. The sculpture of an unknown man mounted on a black composition plinth. 2) A green patina copy of a Ancient bronze head on a custom wood mount. SIZE: 4-3/4″ h without base and 7-1/4″ h without base respectively. CONDITION: Very good. 9-93186 (500-1,000)

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1414
Revised: 8/25/2008

Correction: One horse in the lot not two.

PAIR OF TANG STYLE TERRA COTTA HORSES WITH GREEN GLAZE. 20th century. Each horse modeled with a rider on a flat plinth. SIZE: Each approx. 28″ h. x 18-1/2″ l. x 8″ w. CONDITION: Fired with crackle finish. No damages or repairs noted. Minor inconsequential differences between each. 9-93802 (500-1,000)

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1415
Revised: 9/9/2008

Correction: One cup is handle has been repaired.

THREE CHINESE EXPORT TABLEWARES. Early Qianlong. Comprising two double-handled teacups with saucers, each panel decorated with a figure. The small teapot decorated with flowerheads and a rooster. SIZE: Teapot: 3-3/4″ h. Each teacup: 3″ h. PROVENANCE: Private collection of Dr. & Mrs. Winfield Gibbs, Sunbury, PA; Purchased from Christies Fine Chinese Export and Porcelain, New York 1/29/86, Lot 76. CONDITION: Saucers with substantial restoration. Teacups with rim chips. Otherwise good overall. 9-92281 (600-900)

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2075
Revised: 8/25/2008

Correction: Reenforcement or repair to lid at thumb lift. Only can be seen from inside.

IMPORTANT PEWTER FLAGON AND FOUR BEAKERS BY SAMUEL DANFORTH, HARTFORD, CT (w.1795-1816). A tall “spire” flagon with “bee-hive” finial and applied scrolled handle, together with four beakers. This is one of several flagon designs that was produced by Samuel Danforth and is considered by many collectors to be his best. SIZE: Flagon: 13″ h. Beakers: 5-1/8″ h. PROVENANCE: Richard Paine Estate, Seal Cove, ME. CONDITION: Flagon very good overall, with minor dents and surface scratches. Beakers with rim and foot nicks and blemishes. 9-92549 (6,000-8,000)

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2173
Revised: 8/25/2008

Correction: We have found another book for this set. It is signed, not annotated and missing it’s cover and is “as is”

BOOKS: EIGHT SIGNED BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS. Moliere. THE WORKS OF. London: 1748 and 1755. Each volume SIGNED by President Adams and six of the eight dated in Adams hand “1772”. This incomplete set of Moliere (boards loose, detached, and one missing) was presented to Annie F. H. Boyd from an Adams ancestor with inscriptions dated December 1901, Quincy (Mass). Of great historical interest are President Adams annotations on the front paste down and front free fly of Volume 1. Common to the signatures and legible annotations is the beautiful time toned bronzed brown ink. The annotations are predominately in French and constitute Adams musings of various uses and meanings of words as they relate to alternative translations of philosophical thought which he finds quite frustrating i.e. the diverse meanings of words such as “high and low” “inside and out”, etc. The nuances of the French words for “yes” and “thus” are also explored. A remarkable offering from the hands of our second President. PROVENANCE: The books were purchased in the 1930’s by the consignor’s family from Annie F. H. Boyd (a descendant of John Adams) and they have never been offered before. CONDITION: As noted above. 9-94122 (20,000-40,000)

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2327A
Revised: 8/5/2008

Lot Added

AMERICAN TROTTING HORSE WEATHERVANE W/DIRECTIONALS. Last quarter 19th century. The full-bodied copper weathervane with verdigris surface and zinc head, modeled with life-like features, presented with directionals, ball, and original rod. To be offered with a copper display stand. Similar to those examples by Harris and by J. W. Fiske companies. SIZE: Weathervane only: 16-1/2″ x 29″. CONDITION: With original old weathered surfaces. Minor seam splits in tail, together with creasing at juncture to body. Seam splits on lower chest and stomach. Rod with corrosion at juncture to body. Bullet hole in horizontal support tube. Directionals have solder repair at center. Otherwise very good condition with normal wear and rust on surfaces. 9-93080 (2,000-3,000)

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2404
Revised: 8/25/2008

Correction: Should be George II, Chester, 1742/43. Probably made by Richard Richardson.

GEORGE I SILVER SAUCE PAN. London, Circa 1720. Cylindrical tapering form with slightly everted rim, angled handle to one side on a cushioned foot. Armorial crest of unicorn. Bottom with blurred hallmarks, maker’s mark “RR”. SIZE: 7″. PROVENANCE: The Woolworth Collection (FW Woolworth Dept. Store). CONDITION: Very good. 9-94609 (1,000-2,000)

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3023
Revised: 8/13/2008

PROVENANCE: This painting was purchased in 1988 from the artist’s grandson.

GEORGE FREDERICK MORSE (American, 1834-1925) “BOWERY BEACH, CAPE ELIZABETH”. Unsigned oil on board scene shows a small fishing shack near beach which has three dories under blue sky. The back with pencil inscription “Bowery Beach, C.E. July 24/10″. Housed in a gilt antique frame. SIZE: 10-3/4″ x 15”. CONDITION: Minor inpainting, very good. 9-93191 (2,000-4,000)

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3027
Revised: 8/13/2008

Additional Information: View is looking over Casco Bay to South Portland with the steeple of St. John’s Church showing.

ATTRIBUTED TO SCOTT LEIGHTON (American, 1849-1898) PORTRAIT OF A STALLION IN FRONT OF THE PROMENADE, PORTLAND, MAINE. Unframed oil on canvas scene shows a brown stallion near water trough in pasture having large fence. Under the horses head is seen a view looking over Casco Bay to South Portland with the steeple of St. John’s Church showing. Attached to back is a clipped article relating to Scott Leighton. SIZE: 21″h x 27″w. PROVENANCE: From and old Southern Maine Collection. CONDITION: Relined, inpainting mostly to upper sky. Very good. 9-94119 (2,000-4,000)

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3061
Revised: 8/13/2008

Additional Information: Housed in its original carved and gilt wood double frame with front glass. Frame maker attributed to Foster Bros., Boston, MA.

ALDRO THOMPSON HIBBARD (American, 1886-1972) SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS. Oil on board scene shows snow peaked mountains with valley having a turquoise to green colored river. All under a light blue sky. Signed lower right. Housed in its original carved and gilt wood double frame with front glass. Frame maker attributed to Foster Bros., Boston, MA. SIZE: 8″ x 10″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-94499 (3,000-5,000)

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3090
Revised: 8/13/2008

Additional Information: Painting not guaranteed to be by Hayley Lever, Signature has been added. It is being sold as “School Of” Hayley Lever.

HAYLEY LEVER (American, 1876-1958) RIVERSIDE TAVERN. Oil on board landscape scene shows a two-story building with large covered porch near river. Shadows are cast by two large trees and an outhouse is beside one tree. Signed lower right. Housed in a gilt carved wood frame. SIZE: 12″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94343 (4,000-6,000)

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3093
Revised: 8/13/2008

Additional Information: Painting is not guaranteed to be by N.C. Wyeth. It is being sold as “School of” N.C. Wyeth.

NEWELL CONVERS WYETH (American, 1882-1945) BACK YARD VIEW. Oil on canvas scene shows a back yard with grass and a pole and line clothesline holding several articles of clothing. Beyond the lawn is a number of closely built buildings with a steeple in the center. Artist has signed the work in the bottom right with a “W” within a circle. Housed in a fine reproduction gesso decorated frame with a Guido Studio, Boston label. Pencil written on back of stretcher “MCU”, also a number tag “207”. SIZE: 15″ x 18-1/4″. CONDITION: Small speck inpainting in sky, otherwise very good. 9-92755 (20,000-40,000)

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3116
Revised: 8/13/2008

Additional Information: We have been told that this may not be the Bridgehampton, Long Island windmill.

THOMAS MORAN (American, 1837-1926) “WINDMILL AT BRIDGEHAMPTON”. Oil on board scene shows windmill on left side with grassy marsh and threatening sky. Signed lower right with artist monogram “TM”. Label on reverse indicates title. Housed in a gold gesso decorated frame. We believe this to be the Beebe Windmill that is located at Ocean Road and Hildreth Ave., which was built in Bridgehampton, Long Island in 1820 and moved in 1915. SIZE: 6” h x 10” w. CONDITION: Very good. 9-90795 (30,000-50,000)

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3125
Revised: 8/13/2008

Additional Information: This painting was listed and shown in the Alexander Galleries of New York City Estate book on Dove. Estimate should be $35,000-50,000

ARTHUR GARFIELD DOVE (American, 1880-1946) “TREES II, 1934”. Watercolor modern scene shows a blue curving tree on edge of a hill with other forms, presumably trees with round tops on the hillside. Signed center bottom. Back having an original label with penned title and date “Trees II, 1934 by Arthur G Dove Care of Alfred Stieglitz 509 Madison Ave. New York City”. Also “The Downtown Gallery” label and “Mark Borghi” label. This painting was listed and shown in the Alexander Galleries of New York City Estate book on Dove. Housed in a silvered gilt simple wood frame with linen matte. SIZE: Sight: 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94220 (35,000-50,000)

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3209
Revised: 8/14/2008

Correction: Artist should be John Cuthbert Hare (American, 1908-1978)

JOHN KNOWLES HARE (American, 1884-1947) NOCTURNAL HARBOR. Oil on canvas board night time harbor scene shows boats near a dock with shoreline buildings and sand dunes beyond the harbor. Signed lower right. Housed in a period gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 16″ x 20″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94378 (1,000-1,500)

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3272
Revised: 9/5/2008

Additional Information: Artist is Russian/American.

LEON SHULMAN GASPARD (American/French/African, 1882-1964) FRIENDS. Oil on plywood panel landscape scene shows a white and black horse near wood fence with grass and flowers. Signed lower right “L Shulman Gaspard”. Housed in a modern gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 8″ x 11-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94539 (4,000-8,000)

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3414
Revised: 8/13/2008

Estimate should read $1,500-2,500

JOSEF M. ARENTZ (American, 1903-1969) “A GLEAM OF SUNSHINE”. Large oil on canvas coastal seascape shows a large wave crashing with white spray, a rock ledge is seen in foreground and a nice sunset sky in multiple colors. Housed in a gilt molded wood frame with white liner. Signed lower right and dated 1964. SIZE: 26″w x 40″h. PROVENANCE: From an old Southern Maine Collection. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94126 (1,000-1,500)

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3417
Revised: 8/13/2008

Not listed on artist listing under “FRAMES”

RARE AND IMPORTANT STANFORD WHITE FRAME. Housing an oil on canvas portrait of a socialite by Florence Thaw (1864-1940). Thaw was a student of Abbott Thayer and exhibited in the Washington, D.C. area. Portrait depicts a young woman seated sideways to the viewer in a green dress with hands in lap. She looks towards the viewer and her auburn hair is in a stylish fashion of the time. Signed lower right. 7-1/2” wide frame has an outer ripple border, offset turret style molding, inner egg and darte molding with an inner most reeded edge. Original gilt surface. On reverse of frame is a partial label believed to be from the Pittsburgh Institute of Arts Annual Exhibition indicating artist, partial title and owner (Dow). Also a pencil inscription on frame from “PA Acad. Mrs. Dow 137 W. 47th”. SIZE: Overall is 53-1/2” h x 44-1/2” w. Inner is 40-1/4” x 30-1/2”. Painting is 40” x 30”. CONDITION: Frame: Some finish and gesso losses, generally in good condition. Painting: Surface dirt, in need of cleaning. 9-93964 (15,000-25,000)

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3439
Revised: 8/13/2008

Being sold as a work by “Stella” NOT Joseph Stella.

JOSEPH STELLA (American, 1877-1946) PORTRAIT OF A FOOTBALL PLAYER. Oil on canvasboard half portrait of a young man wearing a football jersey in red with white number “39”. Signed lower right “Stella 1940″. Housed in a decorative white painted wood frame. SIZE: 18″ x 14”. CONDITION: Very good. 9-94347 (2,000-3,000)

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3537
Revised: 8/25/2008

Correction: Size should be 16″ x 20″ not 60″ x 20″

BELA BODA (American, Late 20th Century) “RANCH IN THE BITTEROOT RANGE, MONTANA”. Oil on canvas western scene shows a ranch nestled amongst trees with large barn near river with golden field. The backdrop is a white peaked mountain range under blue and white cloud sky. Signed lower left and titled on back of frame. Housed in a fine modern carved and gilt wood frame. SIZE: 60″ x 20″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 9-94384 (1,000-2,000)

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