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Howard Schleeter (American, 1903-1976), “Spur Line (Las Vegas, New Mexico),” 1938, Oil on canvas, 24” x 30” (one of eight to be offered) is proud to be a corporate sponsor of KQED’s Antiques Roadshow, Conservation International, World Wildlife Fund, The Oakland Museum of California, and other well-respected non-profit organizations. We encourage you to join us.

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 8th at 9:30 a.m. SUNDAY DECEMBER 9th at 10:00 a.m. Previews: Friday December 7th 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday & Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. or by appointment the week before the auction Sunday Highlights: •American, Californian, and European Fine Art including Paintings, Photography, Works on Paper, Marble, and Bronze Sculptures, and Prints •A Southwestern art collection from the Estate of Bob Langell (Oakland, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico) featuring numerous works by Howard Scheeler, Joe Beeler, Raymond Jonson, George Dick, Gene Kloss, among many others •Mechanical Dinosaur Sculptures •Fine Continental Porcelains, plus Quality Crystal and China •19th and 20th Century European and American Furniture •Sterling Silver Flatware and Hollowware •Persian and other Antique and Newer Rugs •Fine Jewelry and Timepieces •Large collection of primitive Ethnographic Collection, emphasis on Oceanic •Chinese Fine Furniture, Jade and Hard stone Carvings, Ceramics, Scholar’s Objects, Metalwork, Chinese and Japanese Paintings and Buddhist Works of Art •Fourteen Faberge chalcedony, 14K yellow gold, silver, diamond, cloisonné and Guilloche enamel egg charms affixed to an 18K yellow gold handmade necklace., 20”l Saturday Highlights: •Asian Paintings, Ceramics, Jade, Metalwork, Hard stone Carvings, Furniture, and Religious Works of Art •Assorted Silver, Ceramics, Crystal, and other Decoratives •Fine and Costume Jewelry •American and Continental Fine Art •19th and 20th Century European, Asian, and American Furniture •Persian and other Rugs •Collectibles, and Books FREE Evalution Sessions: Thursdays 91m-12noon (Limit 5 items)

Allen Clark (Californian, Contemporary), Three painted metal sculptures constructed of automobile parts (some motorized), “T-Rex,” “Brachiasaurus,” and “Artosaurus,” largest overall: 13.6’h x 35’w

Upcoming Auction Schedule 2013: July 13-14 Jan 12-13 Feb 16-17 Aug 10-11 Mar 16-17 Sep 7-8 Oct 5-6 Apr 13-14 May 18-19 Nov 9-10 Dec 7-8 Jun 15-16

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William Keith (Californian, 1838-1911), The Clearing, oil on canvas, 22.5” x 30”

James Gale Tyler (American, 1855-1931), Full Sail at Twilight, oil on canvas, 20”h x 16.25”w (one of two to be offered)

Bruce Crane (American, 1857-1937), Springtime, oil on canvas, 18” x 24”

Robert Watson (American, 1923-2004), “Road to the Sea,” 1959, oil on canvas, 10” x 18” (one of three to be offered)

Larry Pirnie (American, b. 1940), “Feedin’ the Horses and Shootin’ the Bull,” 1990, painted mixed media on wood wall relief, 52”x 86”

George Dick (American, 1916-1978), “Flying Ducks Maroon,” oil on board, 16” x 32” (one of three to be offered)

Lilla Cabot Perry (American, 1848-1933), Portrait of a Young Woman, pastel on paper, 31.5” x 25”

Jason Schoener (Californian, 1919-1997), “Kennebec Race,” oil on canvas, 44” x 62” (one of three to be offered)

Marcus A. Waterman (American, 1834-1914), Meeting in the Forest, oil on canvas, 26” x 39”

Joe Neil Beeler (American, 1931-2006), Approaching the Encampment, oil on canvas, 20” x 26.25” (one of two to be offered)

Raymond Jonson (American, 1891-1982), “Arroyo 4,” 1922, oil on board, 21.25” x 15”w (one of two to be offered)

Beniamino Bufano (Italian, Californian, 18981970), Hedgehogs, set of two bronze sculptures, 5.25”h

Alberto Bazzoni (Italian, 1889-1973), Bust of a Man, bronze sculpture, 9“h

Pinchris Kremegne (French, 1890-1981), Winter Scene, oil on board, 8.5”h x 10.5”

Thomas Jones Barker (British, 1815-1882), Napoleon, oil on canvas, 36” x 28”

Circle of Adriaen van Nieulandt (Dutch, 1587-1658), “An Angel Saving Hagar and Ishmael,” oil on canvas, 43.25” x 35.5”

Juan Buckingham Wandesforde (British/American, 1817-1902), San Francisco Bay, 1888, oil on canvas, 18”h x 34”w

After Titian/Tiziano Vecelli (Italian, 1485-1576), “Inraptured,” oil on canvas, 18th century, 42.75” x 37.75”

Ruth Bernard (American, 1905-2006), ‘’Lifesavers,” gelatin silver print, 8.75” x 10.25”

Ernest Walbourn (British, 1872-1927), Landscape with Figures and Livestock by a Pond, oil on canvas, 16” x 24”

Gene Kloss (American, 1903-1996), “Taos in Winter,” etching, 9.75” x 13.7”

Brett Weston (American, 1911-1993), ‘’Mendenhall Glacier,” gelatin silver print, 7.5” x 9.125” (one of two to be offered)

Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991), “Mexico City Personages III (from Three Poems by Octavio Paz),” 1986-1988, lithograph, 26” x 31.5”

Arthur Putnam (Californian/French, 1873-1930), Puma and a Water Buffalo, 1906, bronze sculpture, 12.5”h

Partial Artists List

Vassili Yacovlevitch Grachev (Russian, 1831-1905), Galloping Cherkessians, bronze sculpture, 18”h

Mary DeNeale Morgan Nels Hagerup Chiura Obata John Hilton Ada Belle Champlin Emil Kosa Jr. Charles Landseer Peter Max Doel Reed Norman Rockwell Mel Ramos Imogen Cunningham Anthony Frederick Sandys Cornelis Westbrook Carlo Corradini Susan Gertrude Schell Eugene Boudin Samuel Schlesinger Ralph Ward Stackpole Anatolij Zverev Gregory Hill Eugene Barillot

Himalayan and Sino-Tibetan bronze Buddhist figures, 18th/19th century, Provenance: Important Midwest Collection

Collection of Chinese glazed and enameled porcelain

Assortment of Chinese scholar’s items, including brush pots and ink stones

Robert Arneson studio pottery to be offered

Selection of crystal and glassware including Rene Lalique and Baccarat

Selection of James Lovera studio pottery including volcanic and iridescent glazes

Beatrice Wood (American, 1893-1998) decorated plate 8”w

Selection of American Art Pottery including Teco, Overbeck, and Rhead Santa Barbara

Selection of Tiffany Studios, New York art glass and metal ware

Selection of Native American basketry, pottery, and textiles to be offered Otto and Gertrude Natzler volcanic glaze vase

Pre Columbian polychrome decorated vessel 7.5”h and figural vase 8”h Selection of wood turned bowls including Bob Stocksdale and Arthur Espenet Carpenter

19th century British sterling silver assembled “Fiddleback” flatware and servers

Shreve & Company sterling silver “Dolores” flatware service for eight

Faberge fine silver tray with exotic floral repousse, 14” 25.92 troy oz.

American Arts and Crafts leaded glass lamp, circa 1920, 24”h x 18.5”w

Selection of Carousel and hand carved rocking horses Framed Michael Phelps United States Olympic warm up suit, both pants and jacket fully signed (to be offered Saturday)

T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb rosewood lounge chair, 32’’ x 26’’ x 32”

Italian wood carved figural sculptures depicting the arts, executed by Valentino Besarel (Italian, 1829-1902) Pakistani vegetable-dyed Oushak, 18’9” x 14’8”

Signed Art Nouveau Galle marquetry decorated table 29.5”h x 28.5”w

French Napoleon III style marquetry decorated and patinated metal bureau à cylinder, 19th century, 42”h x 45”w x 26”d Dutch bombe a deux corps display cabinet, late 19th century, 98”h x 76”w x 22”d

Pair of Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), Wassily cantilever style chairs

French Art Deco Edgar Brandt style hand wrought iron and glass double entry doors circa 1920, (retaining original surround) 9’5” x 5’5”

1996 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn, 6.8L V8 Rolls Royce engine with approx. 30,000 miles

Collection of Polynesian and ethnographic items including figural sculptures, wood turned bowls, and textile fragments

Tiffany and Company, New York, tall case clock executed in the Classical taste, 90”h x 22”w x 15”d


















A Lady’s 14K white gold, sapphire and diamond necklace

J 18K yellow gold Cartier coral and diamond ear clips

B Multi-strand coral bead necklace with detachable 18K yellow gold pendant/brooch, set with sapphires, diamonds and coral, 26”l

K 18K yellow gold Cartier emerald and diamond cluster ring

C Elegant 18K white gold diamond fringe necklace with diamonds weighing in total 16.33 ct., 16”l D 18K yellow gold double strand necklace with diamond, kunzite and citrine pendant E Lady’s platinum Art Deco era diamond ring F Platinum, 3.34 ct. pink sapphire and diamond ring G Pair of Tiffany earrings in 18K yellow gold with carved carnelian cabochons H 14K yellow gold three stone diamond ring, center set with an oval shape 0.99 ct. Fancy Intense Yellow diamond I Faberge half egg charm with a 14K rose gold “Crowned Double Eagle” on top of a Russian Chevalier Guard’s helmet, and a Faberge 14K rose and yellow gold egg charm with an 0.12 ct. Old European cut diamond (each sold separately)

L Platinum ‘’Grape Cluster’’ diamond brooch, total diamond weight 10.32 ct., 2’’l



S 18K yellow and white gold garnet and diamond “Tristan & Isolde” circle brooch designed by Salvador Dali and executed by Henryk Kaston T Platinum, 1.26 ct. jade and diamond ring, with accompanying GIA report #1146961118, stating natural color

M 14K white and yellow gold Fancy Yellow color marquis shape diamond drop earrings

U Gent’s 14K yellow gold, black onyx and diamond ring

N 18K white gold emerald and diamond ring, featuring a 17.25 ct. rectangular step cut emerald

V Cartier platinum and diamond line bracelet with (51) baguette diamonds, total weight 7.65 ct.

O Platinum and diamond bypass ring, featuring (2) Round Brilliant cut diamonds, one Fancy Light Gray color 3.50 ct. diamond, and one 3.34 ct. Fancy yellowish-Brown diamond

W 14K white gold and sliding diamond bracelet, total diamond weight 0.66 ct.

P 20K yellow gold, emerald, ruby and diamond ‘’Dragon’’ brooch Q 14K yellow gold solitaire ring, featuring an oval brilliant cut diamond weighing 2.20 ct. R Salvador Dali designed 18K yellow gold, ruby and cultured pearl ‘’Lips’’ brooch executed by Henryk Kaston. Accompanied by book

X 18K yellow gold and silver multi-color tourmaline and diamond bracelet Y Cartier 18K yellow gold, emerald and diamond manual wind wristwatch

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