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FINE ART

PAINTINGS

ITEM #5604

GREEK ICON 1919

Greek icon, hand-painted on gesso on wood, dated 1919 to lower right, and in pencil on back, with more notes in Cyrillic.

(I don’t read Cyrillic)

Size is 15″ x 10.75″ x 3/4″.

PRICE: $695.

ITEM #7049

OIL ON CANVAS PORTRAITS

Great pair of bust portraits , each oil on canvas 10″ x 8″ sight in original gilded deep frames with several gold-paint overcoats.

Circa 1850, unknown sitter(s); either:
a) father & son, or
b) as young/ old man.

Young man’s uniform appears to be early 1800s. But frames not that old, hence b) more likely.

PRICE: $995.

ITEM #3511

RUSSIAN ICON 1

Hand-painted over engraved gesso on solid wood panel 7/8″ thick, 12″ x 10″. St.Peter and St.Paul (worn name panels); St. Peter holds keys to the Kingdom, St. Paul holds Book of the Gospels. Rescued from Lithuania 1995.

Moscow school c.1850; back keepers long lost.

In neo-Russian style, incised & painted to simulate enameling.

PRICE: $1,895.

ITEM #3513

RUSSIAN ICON 2

Russian icon c. 1850, academic Moscow school, on solid Pallisandr wood block, size 14″ x 10.5″ x 1.5″ thick.

Guardian angel holds a cross and a sword, atop stylized clouds. Left side shows life and death of a pious man, right side shows life and death of a desolate man.

Rescued from Lithuania 1995, professionally conserved 1997.

PRICE: $1,750.

ITEM #6565

RUSSIAN ICON 3

Russian orthodox icon c. 1820; centre shows the Resurrection & Descent of Christ, bordered by the 12 great Church Feasts.

Hand-painted on gesso over wood block (curved with age, but not cracked), 14″ x 12″ x 1+” thick.

Keepers lost decades ago; reverse with scratched Cyrillic inscription. Enlarge photo 2 to read.

PRICE: $795.

ITEM #9059

Russian orthodox icon c. 1880.

RUSSIAN ICON 4

THE LIFE & ASCENT OF PROPHET ELIJA IN HIS FIERY CHARIOT TO HEAVEN. ELISHA (CENTRE RIGHT) STAYS BEHIND.
Hand-painted over gesso and gilt on wood block (kept from curving by inset keepers in top & bottom slots); size 7 ” x 6″ x 1″ thick, with good oxidation to all unpainted surfaces

Condition good for its age; photos show age cracks to surface; remember how small this icon is !

PRICE: $295.

ITEM #JC15

MILES BIRKETT FOSTER WATERCOLOUR

Rustic seaside scene, watercolour by Miles Birkett Foster (1825-1899), excellent depiction of 2 young girls discovering nature.

Sight size 6.75″ x 4.75″, framed c. 1900 11.5″ x 9.5″, untouched since.

Note monogram, lower right.

PRICE: $1,100.

PRINTS

ITEM #7917

WOOD BLOCK PRINTS, SET OF 5

PRICE: $ 1,500 THE SET.

Set of 5 Japanese framed woodblock prints by Yoshitsuya c.1850. Each is 13″ x 9″ sight depicting the storming of a castle. In modern frames.

Each with wonderful details, not faded.

Click on photos to enlarge.

SCULPTURE

ITEM #9068

Signed “Nagy K” to base. “Drinking from the Flask.”

Bronze figure of Hungarian peasant, dark brown patina. Typical Kalman Nagy (1872-1902) model of Hungarian folk life, 15.5″ high, 17″ overall, on 5.5″ square 2-step marble base.

PRICE: $895.

ITEM #9069

A. Carrier Belleuse c.1880.

“LISEUSE”

Bronze figure, lady reading a book. Original light brown patina, great detail ! 13″ high on 4.5″ diam. marble base, 14.25″ overall. Original, not a modern reproduction ! Exquisite detail (see dress).

Base of bronze signed “A. Carrier Belleuse” (1824-1887).

PRICE: $2,400.

ITEM #JC1

ART DECO SPELTER DANCER

Cold-painted spelter Art Deco figure of dancer “en pointe” in fancy dress, wearing fancy headdress, 11″ tall including shellacked marble base 4.5″ diameter.

Embossed under left hem of dress “Pat.Pending 1930″

Minor wear to nose tip reveals pewter. Unmarked; probably Austrian.

PRICE: $435.

ITEM #9014

BRONZED SPELTER NUDE FIGURE

Fabulous bronzed spelter nude figurine of beautiful lady in an elegant pose, cupping a tiny bird in her hands.

18.75″ high on 1.5″ black granite base, dark brown-green patina.

Plinth stamped “CLH”, likely Irish architect & sculptor Charles Lloyd Harrison (1857-1913).

PRICE: $675.

ITEM #9037

J. RUHL ART DECO FIGURINE

Cold-painted cast spelter Art Deco figure of Little Bo Peep, with simulated ivory face of celluloid, 5.75″ high on alabaster base.

Unmarked, but known model by J.Ruhl, thus probably Austrian.

Paint flakes, substantially good condition.

PRICE: $145.

ITEM #9038

J. RUHL ART DECO FIGURINE

Cold-painted cast spelter Art Deco figure of Tom Sawyer, with simulated ivory face but pewter, 6.5″ high on 2″ turned alabaster base.

Figure impressed at back J.Ruhl, thus Austrian. Bottom of base engraved “Made in Italy 853″

Paint flakes, but substantially good condition.

PRICE: $125.

ITEM #8981

BRONZE FIGURINE SHEVCHENKO

Cast bronze sculpture of Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko figure, famous Ukrainian poet (1814-1861). This 12″ high figure c. 1925 is a model from the famous statue in Lviv.

Facsimile in-mold signature in Cyrillic to front plinth.

2014 was the 200th anniversary of his birth !

PRICE: $495.

ITEM #5981

BRONZE FIGURINE ARANY JANOS

Cast bronze sculpture bust of Arany Janos, famous Hungarian poet (1817-1882). This 7″ high bronze c. 1910 has fine, beautiful detail with original dark brown patina.

Sits on marble base 4.25″ high, 11.25″ overall.

Not signed, unfortunately.

PRICE: $495.