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Charles Rollo Peters (Californian, 1862-1928), Oil on canvas, Mission Santa Ines, 22.25’’ x 35.75’’

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Upcoming Auction Schedule 2012 February 18th - 19th March 17th - 18th April 14th - 15th May 19th - 20th June 16th - 17th July 14th - 15th Steinway model M baby grand piano, 1913, serial number 164843, 5’4”

Auction Highlights SATURDAY JAN. 14TH at 9:30 a.m. SUNDAY JAN. 15TH at 10:00 a.m. MONDAY, JAN. 16TH AT 2:00 p.m. Previews: Friday January 13th 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday & Sunday beginning at 9 a.m., Monday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday Highlights: • American, Californian, and European Fine Art including Paintings, Photography, Works on Paper, • Bronze Sculptures, Prints • Original Cartoon and Comic Artwork • Fine French and California Wines • 19th and 20th Century European and American Furniture • Sterling Silver Flatware and Hollowware • Large Collection of Persian and other Antique and Newer Rugs • 19th Century Composer and Musician Cabinet Cards, Some Autographed • Early and Rare Carte de Visites of European Royalty, Socialites, Clergymen, Literary Figures, etc. • Antiquarian, Modern Fiction, and Autographed Art Books • Fine Jewelry and Timepieces • Quality Crystal, China, Porcelains • Asian Paintings, Ivory, Hardstone Carvings, Ceramics, Furniture, Scholar’s Objects, Metalwork, Lacquer, • Glass, Textiles, Asian Jewelry, Snuff Bottles, and Buddhist Works of Art • 2002 Cadillac Seville STS Northstar with 26,800 miles • Two Steinway Grand Pianos- 1890 Model A and 1913 Model M Saturday Highlights: • Asian Paintings, Ceramics, Jade, Metalwork, Hardstone Carvings, Furniture, Textiles, Japanese • Woodblock Prints, and Religious Works of Art • Large Group of Gold, Platinum, and Silver Commemorative Coin Sets, plus older International and U.S. • Coins and Paper Money • Assorted Silver, Ceramics, Crystal, and other Decoratives • Collection of Antique German Bisque Head and Vintage International Dolls • Fine and Costume Jewelry • American and Continental Fine Art • 19th and 20th Century European, Asian, and American Furniture, Persian and other Rugs • Collectibles • Assorted Bolts of Upholstery Fabric • Collectibles, African Masks • Monday Highlights: • Sports, Music, Authors, and Entertainment Autographs and Signed Books • Autographed Lobby Cards and Movie Posters

Albrecht Durer (German, 1471-1528), Engraving, ‘’Madonna Crowned by one Angel,’’ 1520, 5.5’’ x 3.875’’

Charles Paul Gruppe, (American, 1860-1840), Watercolor, Dutch Milkman, 17’’ x 13.5’’

Jan Gerard Smits (Dutch, 1823-1910), Watercolor, Fishing Village by the Lake, 1907, 16’’ x 23’’

Emil Volkers (German, 1831-1905), Oil on canvas, Portrait of a Stallion, 1886, 9.75’’ x 12.75’’

James McVicker (Californian, b.1951), Oil on linen, ‘’October Morning - 10 AM,’’ 1996, 22’’ x 30’’

Chiura Obata (Japanese/ Californian, 1885-1975), Woodblock, “Upper Lyell Fork near Lyell Galcier,” 15.75” x 11”

Gerrit Willem Van Blaaderen (Dutch, 1873-1935), Oil on board, Cathedral, 11.75’’ x 8’’

William Adam (American, 1846-1931), Robert Ferguson (Californian, Oil on canvas, Path by the Garden to b.1958), Oil on canvas, ‘’Napa the Sea, 18.25” x 24” Valley, Big Ranch Road,’’ 20’’ x 24’’

Alexander Dzigurski (Californian, 1911-1995), Oil on canvas, Sunset Waves, 15.5” x 30”

Donna Norrine Schuster (Californian, 1883-1953), Oil on canvas board, ‘’High Sierras, Virginia Lake,’’ circa 1930, 15.5’’ x 19.5’’

Delfino Garcia (Mexican, b. 1917), Gouache on paper, Taxco Couple, 1948, 18’’ x 14.5’’

Mary DeNeale Morgan (Californian, 1868-1948), Pastel, House by Carmel Beach, 8’’ x 10.5’’

Albert Wenzell (American, 18641917), Gouache on board, Cupid’s Dream, 1896, 22.25’’ x 22.25’’

William Henry Clapp (Californian, 1879-1954), Oil on canvas board, Landscape with Poplars (Hayward, CA), 8.6’’ x 10.1’’

Christian Olsen (Danish, 1873-1935), Oil William Keith (Californian, 1838-1911), on canvas, Sailing Ships at Sea, 28.75’’ Oil on canvas, View of Santa Barbara, x 40’’ 10.25’’ x 17’’

Antoine Blanchard (French, 1910-1998), Oil on canvas, Parisian Street Scene, 20’’ x 24’’ (one of three to be offered)

Geer van Velde (Dutch, 1898-1978), Gouache, Interior with Figures, 6.5’’ x 7.75’’w

Carl Morris (Californian, 19111993), Sumi ink and watercolor on paper, ‘’Religions of the World I,’’ 36’’ x 11’’ (one of two to be offered) Hugo Anton Fisher (Californian, 1854-1916), Oil on canvas, “Spring Runoff,” 39” x 58.5”

Elsie Palmer Payne (Californian, Nell Walker Warner (Californian, 1884-1971), Oil on canvas, ‘’Amaryllis 1891-1970), Oil on canvas, ‘’Garden and Dusty Miller,’’ circa 1959, 22’’ x 18’’ Treasures,’’ 30’’ x 26’’

Don Hong Oai (Chinese/ Californian, 1929-2004), Toned silver gelatin print, ‘’Spring Lights the Fishing Boat,’’ 1995, 13’’ x 10’’

PARTIAL ARTIST LISTING William Gropper Jean Cocteau Al Hirschfeld Hank Ketcham George Wilson (Californian, 1921-1999), Mixed media on paper, ‘’The Phantom #6,’’ 1962, 16.25’’ x 12.5’’

Frank Frazetta (American, George Tuska (American, 1928-2010), Pen and ink on b. 1916), Mixed media on paper, Caveman Fighting for his paper, Iron Man, Woman, 14.5’’ x 11’’ 16” x 10.25”

Zap Comix, possibly Spain Rodriguez, Mixed media on paper, “The Phsyognamists Memory,” 1972, 21.75” x 14”

Jim Mooney (American, 1919-2008), Mixed media on paper, “Spidey vs. the Hulk,” 1974, 16” x 10.5”

Richard Irving Bowman Marco Cingolani Mel Smothers Joe Kubert LeRoy Neiman Mel Ramos

Charles Schulz (Californian, 1922-2000), Mixed media on paper, Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 11-1-52 (United Feature Syndicate, 1952), 5’’ x 27’’ (one of two to be offered)

Bennett Bradbury Jacob Epstein Henrietta Berk Victor Thall Kathryn Leighton Sir Edwin Landseer

Fred Harman (American, 1902-1982), Mixed medias on paper, “Red Ryder” dailies, 1940-1948, 7” x 21.25”

Joe Kubert (American, v. 1926), Mixed media on paper, “G.I. Combat, #59,” 19.5” x 14”

Kim Victoria Abeles (American, Contemporary), Mixed media sculpture, “Counting Time on the Seven Day Work Week,” 1982, 75” x 53” x 45.5” Prov. Fashion Institue of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles

Dan Budnik (American, b. 1933), Cibachrome print, “Targets - Jasper Johns,” 1958, 17.5” x 11.5”

Antonio Scordia (Italian, 1918-1988), Oil on canvas, ‘’Fine dell’ estate,’’ 1958, 39.25’’ x 32’’

Aaron Siskind (American, 1903-1991), Gelatin silver print, ‘’Chicago 27’’ 1960, 13.5’’ x 16.5’’

Peter Max (American, b. 1937), Oil on canvas, Angel with Heart, 20’’ x 16’’

William Garnett (American, 1916-2006), Gelatin silver print, ‘’Dry Soda Lake, Carrizo Plain,’’ 1976, 15.875’’ x 19.5’’

Japanese inlaid lacquered wood panel, Meiji period, 18.125’’h x 25.25’’w Tibetan copper-alloy figure of a lion-headed dakini, 13’’h

Chinese blue-and-white large kraak porcelain dish with a barbed rim, Ming dynasty, with a landscape scene to the interior well, 19.75’’w

Collection of Chinese export porcelain, Qing dynasty

Chinese spinach jade and wood table screen, carved with three meandering dragons amid cloud scrolls, 37.75’’ x 25.5’’

Chinese scholar’s items, including ivory table screens and various stone figural carvings

Chinese export silver associated three-piece service Selection of Tiffany Studios art glass including an iridescent peacock vase

Assortment of silver: American sterling silver hollowware and flatware

Pennsylvania redware dog sculpture, 19th century, 10.5”H

Selection of Dirk Van Erp metalware including a lamp, humidor, and jardiniere

Collection of U.S. and World gold and silver coins, paper money (to be offered Saturday)

Large selection of fine and rare French and California wines including Petrus Pomerol, Lafite-Rothschild, Chateau MoutonRothschild, Cakebread, Opus One, and Diamond Creek

French enamel on copper ‘’Baigneuse’’ circa 1890, sight 9.5’’h x 6.5’’w

Harrison M. Wild collection, including a Gorham Mendelssohn loving cup, and a collection of cabinet cards of musicians and composers, some autographed and inscribed, including Pablo Sarasate, Eugen d’Albert, Arthur Foote, Joseph Bonnet, Charles Saint-Saens, Anton Rubinstein and Johannes Brahms

French silk embroidered picture, circa 1800, 18.5’’h x 13.5’’w

George Robert Hancock aviation photography scrapbook, (1900-1930), including G.E. Russel and Clyde Sunderland gelatin silver prints

Early and rare carte de visites depicting European royalty, socialites, clergymen, literary figures, etc.

Collection of autographed cartoonist, illustrators and artists books, including catalog raisonnes and monographs

Extensive collection of Hollywood autographs, including Harold LLoyd, Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, and Boris Karloff (to be offered Monday)

Collection of sports autographs, including football, baseball, basketball, ice hockey, boxing, including Muhammad Ali, Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, Willie Mays, (to be offered Monday)

Collection of music autographs, including a signed Beatles letter, John Lennon drawing, Santana, Monkeys and signed books, (to be offered Monday)

French boulle and gilt bronze mounted over mantle mirror, 77’’h x 46’’w

Victorian mahogany breakfront vitrine, circa 1870, 90”h x 54”w x 19”d

Two Globe Wernicke oak five stacking bookcases, largest 74”h

Regency style mahogany bow front chest of drawers, raised on French feet, 42”h x 41”w x 21”d

American Renaissance Revival pier mirror, New York circa 1870, 10’5’’h x 35’’w

Seth Thomas ebonized tall case clock, circa 1900, 87”h

Arts and Crafts hammered copper fireplace hood circa 1910, 18’’h x 53’’w x 6’’d

Pennsylvania paint decorated blanket chest, circa 1760 19.5’’h x 49’’w x 22’’d

2002 Cadillac Seville STS Northstar, approximately 27,000 miles

Set of six Georgian dining chairs circa 1770

Steinway Model A parlor grand piano, 1890, 6’2’’





















A Diamond Riviera style necklace of 14k yellow gold, having (101) roud cut graduated white-champagne colored diamonds, weighing in total 15.47 cts

B Blue sapphire and diamond necklace of 18k yellow gold, having oval sapphires weighing 20.36 cts and (105) diamonds weighing 1.19 ct

J Diamond cluster Vintage ring of 18k yellow gold, having (9)

S Diamond solitaire band ring of 14k yellow gold, set with a

K Pink star sapphire and diamond band ring in platinum and

T Diamond solitaire band ring in platinum, set with an oval cut


U Moonstone and sapphire bracelet of 18k blackend gold, having (90)

old mine cut diamonds weighing in total 2.64 cts

18k yellow gold, total diamond accent weight 0.63 ct

C Black Tahitian cultured pearl, oval cut carved citrine and old mine cut diamond necklace of 18k yellow gold

D Diamond, opal cabochon pendant necklace of 18k

yellow gold, featuring (1) multi-color flashfire oval opal, (14) European brilliant cut diamonds and (2) round single cut diamond accents. Total diamond weight 2.60 cts

E Pair of diamond fringed earrings in 18k white gold, having a

total of (76) round full cut diamonds weighing in total 1.56 cts

M Gentleman’s diamond “Square” band ring in 14k white gold, set with (9) round cut diamonds, weighing in total 2.32 cts

N Lady’s charm bracelet of 18k yellow gold, having (18) charms in 18k and 14k yellow gold, including one personalized TIFFANY & CO “Heart” charm

O Octagonal crowned diamond and jet frame detailed ring in

F Diamond “Cross” pendant of 14k yellow gold, featuring (120) yellow and (112) white princess cut diamonds. Total diamond weight 5.00 cts

G Diamond line bracelet of 14k white gold, having (34) round cut diamonds weighing in total 10.87 cts

H White South Sea baroque cultured pearl and diamond

“Chicken” pin, of 18k yellow gold, having (2) ruby eye accents, by Seaman Schepps

I Vintage, pearl, carved jade and carnelian linked collar necklace of 14k yellow gold

Green tourmaline and diamond ring of 18k white and yellow gold, featuring (1) round cut green tourmaline and (30) round full cut diamond accents


round brilliant cut diamond weighing 1.06 cts

diamond weighing 1.18 cts

moonstone cabochons weighing 138.00 cts, (37) blue sapphire cabochons weighing 4.29 cts and (40) white sapphires weighing 3.35 cts

V Diamond criss-cross crowned side hinged bangle bracelet of 14k

white gold, having (54) round diamonds weighing in total 1.40 cts

W Blue sapphire and diamond flower accented cuff bracelet in 14k

yellow gold, set with (6) round cut diamonds weighing 0.60 cts and round cut blue sapphires

platinum, center set with (1) European cut diamond weighing 1.70 cts and (10) European full cut diamonds weighing 1.25 cts

X Blue sapphire and diamond pendant of 18k yellow and white gold,

Demantoid garnet and diamond ring in 14k yellow gold, featuring (3) oval cut demantoid garnets, weighing in total 3.12 cts and (36) diamond accents

Y HERMES “Kelly” lock watch, with blue green and gold strap options

Q Diamond engagement ring of platinum, featuring (1) pear brilliant cut diamond, weighing 3.35 cts, accented by (2) tapered baguette-cut diamonds, weighing 0.25 ct.

R Opal cabochon and diamond ring of platinum and 18k yellow gold, set with one multi-colored flash fire opal cabochon and a (16) round cut diamonds weighing 1.00 ct

having (1) round cut blue sapphire and (2) round full cut diamonds. Total diamond weight 0.40 ct (including presentation box)

Z Lady’s PATEK PHILIPPE wristwatch of 18k yellow gold ZZ Lady’s diamond CARTIER wristwatch in 18k yellow gold, bezel set with (36) round cut diamond accents. #8669190654

January 2012 Brochure  

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