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NEW & INCOMING ACQUISITIONS : 2019

 

(December 2018, to Present)

 

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Stock is listed chronologically within categories.

Not yet illustrated items will be listed at the end of each category.

 


 

CERAMICS & GLASS :

 

 

Kangxi Chinese Export Famille Verte Deep Dish

China, c1680-1700

Heightened with gilt throughout,

the roundel with a phoenix above a peony, the rim with fish and shrimp,

the whole possiby referring to sky and water

9.5" Diameter

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Arita"Kraak" Blue & White Barbed Dish
Edo Period,Arita Japan, Probably Late 17th Century

Painted with the two-deer-in-a garden motif,
within an outer border of large panels of two floral sprays
the verso of type VIII (Rinaldi), and spur marks indicating Japanese production

8" Diameter

SOLD

 

 

Queen Anne Heavy Baluster Drinking Glass
England, c1710
Deep solid base with tear,
over a stem having an elongated tear from the wide angular knop
through the lower ball knop, raised on a spreading folded foot
5.75" High

In Stock, Linked

 

 

Good Blown Black Onion Bottle

England, c1710-20

A heavy deep black-green bottle having good density and shiny surface,

the verso with a high kick-up and snapped pontil,

the neck with an applied ring

7.5" High x 6" Diameter at Base

SOLD

 

 

Pair Chinese Export Rose Imari Plates

Yongzheng / Early Qianlong, c1722-40

Finely painted in an early famille rose and iron red palette with gilt,

centering a cockerel atop a blue hollow rock within a border

iron red scrolls and seed pod pulls,

verso with underglaze blue and iron red floral scrolls

9" Diameter

(An Identical Pair of Chargers - Sold Christie's April 10, 2019, Sale 18151, Lot 73)

In Stock - Linked

 

 

George II Baluster Wine Glass

England, c1730

Of quite heavy weight, the bell bowl with teared solid base

above a teared inverted baluster and teared ball knop

5.75" High

In Stock - Linked

 

 

George II Large Plain Stem Drawn Trumpet Wine

With Folded Foot and Enlongated Tear,

England, c1740-50

7.5" High / Rim 3-1/2" Wide / Foot, 3-5/8" Wide

SOLD

 

 

Scarce Chelsea White Leaf & Basket Molded Stand
England, c1752-54

The plain center surrounded by basket moulding,
each end with grape stems and overlapping leaves
sided by crabstock handles;
Ref : For a polychrome example, see Chelsea Porcelain, Severne Mackenna, pl. 28.
11" Diameter

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Scarce Bow Porcelain Powder Blue Hors d'Oeuvres Dish
England, 1760-65
The petal-form dish painted with a blue-outlined island riverscape
depicting an island pagoda riverscape;
the even powder blue ground with reserved blue-outlined panels :
three detailed riverscape fan-shaped border panels
alternating with three small round panels of lotus sprigs
5.75" Diameter

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Early George III Engraved Airtwist Wine

England, c1765

Heavy weigh, the bell bowl with multiple airtwists

descending from a deep base to a thick stem,
the rim well engraved with large grape leaves,
grape clusters and tendrils; conical foot; snapped pontil.
6.75" High

SOLD

 

 

Early George III Engraved Double Series Opaque Twist Stem Wine

England, c1765

Unusually engraved with a fruiting vine arising from delicate grasses,
raised on a double series opaque twist stem with two spiral tapes outside a gauze

5.75" High

In Stock - Linked

 

 

First Period Worcester Deep Shell-Shaped Dish

England, c1765-70

The escallop form shell in the Primrose patten

with curled over handle

5.25" High

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Continental Faince Tin-Glazed Bonbonniere
Pseudo Delft Marks, 19th century
Modeled as a head of a pug, the features and coat picked out in underglaze blue;
having gilt- metal mounts and oval cover, the cover engraved with flora within a zig-zag border,
the interior with an underglaze blue mark :

conjoined initials PAK in the Delft (De Grieksche) manner
2.5" Wide
Incoming

 

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FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES:

 

 

 

 

Charles I Diminutive Boarded Oak Chest
England, c1630-40
With excellent color and patination,
the front carved two fleur de lis quatrefoils on a punched ground,
siding an iron lockplate and frilly leafed palmette,
the slab ends with Gothic ogee-arched cut-away base
30 .5" Wide x 14.5" Deep x 20" High

SOLD

 

 

Charles II Upholstered Oak Stool

England, c1670

The small rectangular stool with damask
upholstered top edged by tassels,
raised on baluster legs on turned ball feet and joined by stretchers

16" High x 15.6 Wide x 12.8" Deep

Incoming

 

 

 

17th Century Scottish Brass Chamberstick

Estimated Dating c1680

Extremely heavy weight, the small baluster nozzle over a heart-form drip pan with cross,

the arched handle indistinctly inscribed B E G O N (E?),

and some letters or numbers

22.1 oz. / 2.75" High, 9" Long

SOLD

 

 

 

 

William & Mary Walnut & Olivewood Oyster Veneered & Marquetry
Document / Lace Box

England, c1690
The rectangular box retaining its original faded and well patinated surfaces,
having a hinged cover of 'oyster veneer' and circular inlaid marquetry and banding,
above a highly figured walnut frieze, original iron hinges and lock
15.25' x 11.25" x 4.75"

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Rare & Unusual Carved Burr Walnut Guglet (Bottle Vase)
17th Century, Probably English
Carved in the manner of Rhineland Stoneware Bellarmine (Bartmann) Jugs,
depicting a female face (rather than 'Bearded Man') wearing a 12-13th century female

cloth headdress : a 'wimple' , accompanied by a 'gorget' and secured by a wide 'fillet'
6" High

In Stock - Linked

 

 

George I Walnut & Walnut Veneered Bachelor's Chest

Engand, c1715-20

The fold-out bookmatched top with featherbanding & crossbanding

above square lopers & two over three featherbanded & cockbeaded drawers;

original drop handles on petal mounts with cotter pin attachments

32.5" High x 34.5" Wide x 15.75" Deep

In Stock - Linked

 

 

 

George I Carved Walnut Open Armchair

England, c1720

A good early 18th century open armchair, of fine form and generous proportions,
retaining early surfaces with rich color and patination

36.75" High x 27.5" Wide

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Queen Anne / George I Walnut Corner Chair

England, c1710-20

With dramatic serpentine (horseshoe) shaped seat over a front cabriole leg,

and three turned tapering legs, all ending in pad feet.

31.5" High x 30" Wide x 25.5"Deep

In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

 

George II Mahogany Bachelor's Chest

England, c1750

Having original well figured patinated surfaces and pierced brasses,

the rectangular fold-out top with wooden surface to the interior

30 .5" High x 31.5" Wide x 15" Deep

In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

 

George II Carved & Upholstered Library Armchair

England, c1750

Having 4 cabriole legs, the front legs and armrest

supports with acanthus leaves,

39" High, 27" Wide, 27" Deep

Incoming, SOLD

 

 

George III Caned Mahogany Portable Cradle

England, c1800-20

The rectangular portable basket with caned sides & oval hood

supported by turned supports and stretchers,

the feet ending in brass caps and casters;

with modern fitted bedding

45" High x 42" Long x 24" Deep

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Rare Pair of Georgian Turned Gonçalo Alves Adjustable Candle-Stands

England, Early 19th Century

Ref : Pinto, "Treen And Other Wooden Bygones",

pp.117-18, pl. 121 : "Candle-Stands"
Although these were originally made and offered in pairs,

most offered today appear to be only as single examples

7" High x 5.5" Wide (the base), Extending to 10.5" High
In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

 

Figural Brass Door Porter
England, 1st Quarter 19th Centuy
The large dog seated on an oval serpentine weighted plinth atop two curled leaves
and surmounted by a long serpentine leafy standard with a over-scrolled leaf handle
13.5" High
Incoming / Reserved

 

 

19th Century "Brighton Pavilion" Bamboo & Caned Child's Armchair
China, 19th Centiry, probably 1st half

The scarce 19th century child's armchair made in the Chinese manner
employed by George IV in furnishing the Royal Pavilion at Brighton,
the split bamboo frame having an upright back sided by downswept arms
inset with intricate geometric and foliate openwork;
the trapezoidal seat of cane-work

22.5" High x 14" Wide x 12" Deep

In Stock, Images in Progress

 

 

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'FINE ART' & 'FINE TEXTILES' :

 

 

 

Richard Hayley Lever

Australian / American (1875-1958)

"Low Tide, St. Ives"

Oil on Panel / Signed Verso Hayley Lever.

Provenance : Clayton Liberatore Galleries, Long Island NY

6.25" x 9.25"

Incoming

 

 

Martha Walter
American / Pennsylvnia, 1875-1976
"The French Nanny"

Oil on canvasboard
Estate stamped and numbered 272
Image Size : 13" x 16"
In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

 

Norwood Creech / Arkansas / Tennessee, Contemporary

"Small Square Wyoming Hills with Trees and Bushes"

Pen and Graphite on Paper
Signed l.r.

Image size: 6 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Framed size: 14 1/2" x 13 3/4"

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Norwood Creech / Tennessee / Arkansas Contemporary
"Landscape in a Box"

Acrylic and Graphite on Paper
Signed Right Center
Exhibited Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock AR
Image size: 22.25" H x 34" W
Framed size: 32.25" x 43.5" W
In Stock, Linked

  

 

(Fine Art Page : http://www.mfordcreech.com/Fine_Art.html )

Also See : "Fine Art", 2014

 


 

SILVER & VERTU :

 

 

 

James I Silver Apostle Spoon, James The Less

John Saunders, London, 1616-17

holding a fuller's bat with club end in his right hand and a book in his left,
his nimbus with a sacred dove;
V-attachment of finial to shaft

7" Long / 2 oz.

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Rare Mid-17th Century Silver "Tasting" Cup
England, Unmarked, c1640-70
Shaped in the Portuguese / Hispanic fashion prevalent at the time,
the deep round lobed bowl with an embossed flowerhead to the interior,
the opening petal edges further "studded" with punch-beading; two beaded s-scroll foliate handles,
raised on a short stem with bladed knop (Hispanic influence) and small circular foot;
prick-engraved E over WH in the British manner.
3.75.8" Diameter / 3.65 oz.
Incoming

 

 

Late 17th Century Trefid Spoon and 2-Tine Fork

each verso engraved EB over EY and a lightly pricked 1694

Of sweetmeat or "traveling" size and with trefid terminals,

the shafts engraved to each side with undulating foliage

descending from unengraved oval cartouches,

the two-tine fork with maker's mark I.P, and the spoon unmarked

5" Long / .9 oz

Incoming

 

 

17th Century Silver-Gilt Engraved Trefid Sweetmeat Spoon
1690-95, Augsburg
With soft probably original gilding,
the oval bowl with a rattail attachment bearing a late 17th century mark for Augsburg,
a portcullis in an oval punch, and a zigzag "diet" silver test mark,
the shaft engraved to either side with overlapping leaves and pomegranates
and ending with a trefid terminal
4.5" Long / .5 oz.

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Early George II Silver Tot Cup

George Greenhill Jones, 1731, London 

The side with contemporary scratched initials W.C

2-3/8" High / 2.2 oz.

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Jacobite Issue Medal : "The Young Pretender"
Norbert Rottier, 1699
The silver medal depicting the bust 9 year old James Prince of Wales,
below IAC: WALLIAE PRINCEPS;
verso with owls over a radiant rising sun and a single ship below
SOLA. LUCE. FVGAT, (He has Flown by the Only Light)
and 1699; initialed N.R

In Stock - Linked

 

 

George I Silver-Mounted Tortoiseshell & Mother of Pearl Snuff Box

Unmarked, c1720 / "Arlecchino"

With silver sides and stand away silver hinge, the cover inlaid with silver pique,

mother of pearl, gilt metal and copper, featuring Arlecchino,

the Harlequin character from Commedia dell' Arte,

playing the lute - likely in pursuit of a pretty lady .

The use of this character in the Commedia dell' Arte has been traced back to as early as 1593

Provenance & Literature : "British Silver Boxes 1640-1840. The Lion Collection",

pictured p. 113, ref. 107, as well as the introduction illustration for "The Collection"

SOLD

 

 

Early George II Silver-Mounted Armorial Tiger Cowrie Shell Snuff Box

England or Scotland, c1720

The slightly domeds silver cover engraved with the coat of arms

of Ashley or Ashby Ledgers (Ashby St. Legers), Northamptonshire

Provenance & Literature : "The Albert Collection", no. 381, pictured p. 14;

"British Silver Boxes 1640-1840,The Lion Collection", pictured p.116, ref. 112

2-7/8' Long

 

 

SOLD

 

 

 

Cast Silver Schraubtaler (Schraubmedaille)

with 17 Hand-Colored Copper Plate Engravings

Augsburg, c1731-2, Abraham Remshard (Engravings), The Silver Unmarked

The small circular cast silver box unscrewing to reveal

17 detailed circular 'leporello' hand-colored copper engravings,

 depicting the historic expulsion of Protestants from Salzburg, and
their emigration to Prussian Lithuania at the invitation of King Frederick William I.

1.75" Wide x .75" High / 1 oz. total weight

 

 

 

SOLD

 

 

Three George II Silver Escutcheon Bottle Tickets, c1739-50

'MOUNTAIN' James Slater, London, 1739-50

'CLARET' Thomas Rush, London c1740

'WHITE.WINE' William Cripps, London, 1743-50

Each Priced Separately

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Rare George II Die-Cast Silver Mustard Spoon

Diana of the Hunt

Elizabeth Tuite (likely) London, c1750-55
in the Hanoverian pattern with blunt bowl characteristic of the egg spoon,
the handle die-cast with a figure of a haloed Diana with her bow and bounty
within an elaborate rococo cartouche,
the bowl verso with a well cast basket of flowers within an arabesque cartouche;
the terminal crested with an arm in armour lying fesse and holding a dagger
4.5" / .5 oz.

 

In Stock - Linked

 

 

George II Rococo Silver Taperstick

John Cafe, London, 1755

In the rococo form and after the candlestick of the same design,

crested to the base with an arm in armour, holding a scimitar;

fully marked to the underside

4.6" High / 4.9 oz.

SOLD

 

 

Rare Early George III Hanoverian Silver Sugar Sifting Ladle

William Tant, London 1762

Of heavy gauge silver, with crisp marks

Cypher monogram to terminal

6.5" long / 1.9 oz.

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Early George III Irish Silver Hook-End Soup Ladle

Jospeh Cullen, Dublin, 1763

With deep scalloped bowl,

the upper half of the shaft engraved in the Irish manner with

foliage descending from a terminal cartouche crested with "a cherub's head"

Crisp marks to shaft

13.75" Long / 8.25 oz

In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

 

Georgian Silver-Mounted Leather Tankard

England, 18th Century

The tapering cylindrical tankard with leaher stitches body and handle,

the silver rim with a scalloped edge;

apparently unmarked

5-7/8" High c 4.25" Wide

In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

 

Early George III Silver Escutcheon Form Bottle Ticket - MADEIRA
Joseph Steward II (Probably), London, 1768
Marked thrice with an I.S within an oval punch, Grimwade #1661

In Stock - Linked

 

 

Good Frederick VI Silver Heart-Form Hovedvansaeg

Copenhagen Denmark, Assay Mark Christopher Fabritius;,

The hinged cover below Inscribled A.P.D. over 1793

4" High

SOLD

 

 

George III Silver Three-Part Wine Funnel
Peter, Anne & William Bateman, London, 1803
With reeded rim and shaped tang,
the push-on detachable strainer with reeded band
above a full curved and notched spout; also with detachable inner muslin ring
5.2" High, 3.25" Diameter
In Stock, Not Yet Photographed

 

 

17th Century Style Silver Traveling Fork-Cum-Spoon

The Netherlands, c19th Century

With terminal seated lion pick

6.25" Long / 1.6 oz.

SOLD

 

 

English Bacchanalian Silver Wine Taster

Rosenthal, Jacob & Co., London, 1884

A deep circular bowl, embossed with a mask of Bacchus

on a punched ground surrounded by scrolling foliage and flowerheads

2.75" Wide x 1-1/8" High / .7 oz.

In Stock - Linked

 

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