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Amelia Earhart collection including original photographs and flying goggles


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Auction Highlights

MAIN GALLERY AUCTION: September 11th at 10 am Saturday Gallery Auction: September 10th at 9:30 am Previews: September 9th 1 pm - 6 pm and Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 am or by appointment

Sunday Highlights: • American, Californian, and European Fine Art including Paintings, Photography, Works on Paper, Bronze Receive our monthly highlights via email! Sign up today at where Sculptures you can view our online catalog and past • Group of 20th century California watercolors prices realized. Please advise us if you no • Collection of Fine Art, Wine and Other Pieces to be sold on behalf of the expansion of the Hearst Art longer wish to get the brochure in the mail. Gallery of St. Mary’s College of Moraga, California, which is celebrating the centennial of the painter William Keith We appreciate your paying for and picking • 18th, 19th and 20th Century European and American Furniture, including the contents of Simply Grand up the items on which you successfully Antiques of Portland, OR bid as soon as possible. Storage fees will • Major Collection of Historical Documents and Manuscripts, Antiquarian Books, and Modern Fiction commence after two weeks, whether the • Amelia Earhart Goggles and Photographs items have been paid for or not. • Sterling Silver Flatware and Hollowware • Large Collection of Persian and other Antique and Newer Rugs • Fine Jewelry and Timepieces • Quality Crystal, China, Porcelains • Asian Paintings, Ivory, Ceramics, Furniture, Jade, Scholar’s Objects, Metalwork, Lacquer, Asian Jewelry, and Religious Works of Art • 1933 Ace Continental and 1936 Auburn Speedster Replicar Oct 15th - 16th • Fine and rare wines including BV Georges De Latour, Far Niente, Concannon, and rare cognac Nov 12th - 13th

Upcoming Auction Schedule 2011

Saturday Highlights: • Asian Paintings, Ceramics, Jade, Metalwork, Hardstone Carvings, Furniture, and Buddhist Works of Art • Assorted Silver, Ceramics, Glass, and other Decoratives January 14th - 15th • American and International Silver, Gold, and other Coins February 18th - 19th • Collection of Musical Instruments and Sound Equipment • Fine and Costume Jewelry, including items from a St. Helena Jewelry store to be offered on behalf of the March 17th - 18th Bankruptcy Trustee with no buyer’s premium April 14th - 15th • Group of Vintage Trailers to be Offered on Behalf of the Bankruptcy Trustee • American and Continental Fine Art • 19th and 20th Century European, Asian, and American Furniture • Persian and other Rugs • Collectibles

Dec 10th - 11th


David Andersen for Shreve & Company .830 silver and sterling silver twenty-seven piece hollowware suite in the ‘’Viking’’ pattern, circa 1888-1925

We have modified the bidding increments slightly. Bidding increments will be $10 under $100 and $25 between $100 and $500.


Louis B. Siegriest (Californian, 1899-1989), Mixed media on board, ‘’Desert Cliff,’’ 1961, 18’’ x 24’’

Robert A. Ferguson (Californian, b. 1958), Oil on canvas, “Bernardo Bay (California),” 36” x 48”

Walter Kuhlman (Californian, 1918-2009), Oil on canvas, ‘’Sonoma Green,’’ 1972, 15’’ x 20.75’’, (one of two to be offered)

Beniamino Bufano (Californian, 1898-1970), Mosaic, “Albert Einstein,” 22” x 23.5”

Jack Wisby (Californian, 1869-1940), Oil on canvas, Cattle Grazing in Marin, 1909, 16’’ x 28.5’’

Paul de Longpre (French/Californian, 1855-1911), Watercolor, Two Roses, 8.75’’ x 11.75’’

Raymond Dabb Yelland (Californian, 1848-1900), Oil on canvas, ‘’Sunset Mendocino Coast,’’ 1896, 18’’ x 30.25’’

William Clapp (Californian, 1878-1954), Tempera on board, Mid Afternoon Bathers, 1909, 7.25” x 9”

Ransom Gillet Holdredge (Californian, 1836-1899), Oil on canvas, “A Quiet Brook,” circa 1875, 12” x 24”

Frank Coburn (Californian, 1862-1938), Oil on canvas, Children in a Field of Poppies, 16’’ x 18’’

Andrew Putnam Hill (Californian, 1853-1922), Oil on canvas, Portrait of Young Woman, 1902, 14’’ x 12’’

George Melville Stone (American, 1858-1931), Oil on canvas, Portrait of Young Master Studebaker, 1891, 25’’ x 25.25’’

PARTIAL ARTIST LISTING Eugen Burkert Max Pitzner Theodore Kautzky Attributed to Maurice de Vlaminck Conrad Buff Grace Carpenter Hudson Hugo Anton Fisher Alice B. Chittenden Evylena Nunn Miller Robert Wood Edward Borein Carl Sammons Victor Salmones (Mexican, 1937 - 1989), Bronze sculpture, Opposing Figures Gazing Upwards (one of two to be offered)

Man Ray (American, 1890-1976), Painted aluminum sculpture, ‘’Abat-Jour (Lampshade),’’ 1964, approximately 33’’h

Maurice Logan Jade Fon Jake Lee Wayne La Com George Booth Post John O’Shea Althea A. Hills Herndon Davis

Antonio Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921), Oil on board, ‘’Shamrock IV,’’ 12’’ x 20’’

Frans Haseleer (Belgian, 18041890), Oil on panel, Kaarslicht Afdrukken, 14.5” x 11.5”

Paul Conner George Bickerstaff Harry Hoffman Rufino Tamayo Luis Caballero Luis Filcer Peter Voulkos Hans Burkhardt Laton Anton Huffman

Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962), Oil on canvas board, ‘’Washington Square,’’ 12’’ x 16’’

Johannes (Hans) Gabriel Jentzch (German, b.1862), Oil on canvas, A Merry Party, 1921, 24’’ x 31.75’’

Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954), Lithograph, ‘’Odalisque au Magnolia,’’ 1923, edition 20/50, 11.2’’ x 15.7’’

Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, 1901-1966), Etching, ‘’Femme Qui Marche,’’ 8’’ x 2.5’’

Brett Weston (Californian, 1911-1993), Gelatin silver print, Yucca Plant, 10.375’’ x 12.25’’ (one of two to be offered)

Lucien Clergue (French, b.1934), Gelatin silver print, ‘’Aphrodite,’’ 1958, 19’’ x 14.25’’

Francisco Toledo (Mexican/American, b. 1940), Watercolor, Visage, 6’’ x 7’’

Aaron Siskind (American, 1903-1991), Gelatin silver print, ‘’Mexico 71,’’ 1982, 9.5’’ x 10’’

Jeanloup Sieff (French, 1933-2000), Gelatin silver print, ‘’Nu Pompier (Paris),’’ 1956, 11.25’’ x 11.25’’

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Ink (marker) drawing, ‘’Campbell’s Tomato Soup,’’ 11.5’’ x 8.5’’

Sherril Schell (American, 18771964), Gelatin silver print, ‘’Portrait of Elizabeth Wilbur,’’ 1937, 9.25’’x 7.25’’x 21.5’’

Paul Caponigro (Californian, b. 1932), Gelatin silver print, “House and Cloud, Nahant, MA,” 7.875” x 9.625”

Robert Buelteman (Californian, 20th century), Gelatin silver print, “Death Valley View,” 7” x 7”

George Tice (American, b.1938), Gelatin silver print, ‘’Tree and Meeting House, Lancaster, PA,’’ 1965, 7.5’’ x 7.5’’ (one of two to be offered)

Charles Houghton Howard (American, 1899-1978), Ink on paper, Untitled, 1946, image: 14.5’’ x 21.5’’

Fernand Leger (French, 1881-1955), Color lithograph on cardboard, ‘’Nature Morte,’’ 5.375’’ x 8.75’’

Bernard Cathelin (French, 1919-2004), Oil on canvas, ‘’Premiere Neige dans la Valee du Morin,’’ 1967, 63’’ x 50’’

Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985), Watercolor and ink on paper, ‘’Le Fauteuil II,’’ 1966, 9.75’’ x 6.25’’

Robert Graham (Californian, 1938-2008), Bronze sculpture, ‘’Gabrielle,’’ 1997-98, 16.20’’h

Leon Golub (American, 1922-2004), Oil on canvas, ‘’Rites of Passage I,’’ 1963, 28’’ x 26.5’’

Italian School, 18th century, Saul and David, 35.5’’h x 52.5’’w

After Nicholas Poussin (French, 1594-1665), Oil on canvas, ‘’The Continence of Scipio,’’ 18th century, 42.5’’ x 49’’

After Sandro Botticelli (Italian, 1444-1510), ‘’Magnificant,’’ 19th century, European School, 43.5’’ x 43.5’’

Nicolas de Largilliere (French, 16561746), Oil on canvas, Portrait of a Lady, 26.75’’ x 22.5

Attributed to Francesco Bassano (Italian, 1549-92), Oil on canvas, The Life of Saint Roche, Patron Saint of Dogs, 46.5’’h x 39’’w

Circle of Guido Reni (Italian, 1576-1642), Oil on canvas, Roman Charity, 29.375’’ x 41.875’’

Greek School, 18th century, Oil and gold gilding on panel, Saint George and the Dragon, 28’’ x 22’’

Edouard Cabane (French, b. 1857), Oils on canvas, Stations of the Cross, 39.5’’ x 32’’, (one of a set of 14)

Cuzco School, 18th century, Oil on canvas, ‘’La Virgen del Carmen,’’ 40’’ x 24.75’’

After Joos van Cleve (Dutch, circa 1485-circa 1540), Oil on oak panel, ‘’The Adoration of the Magi,’’ 24.5’’ x 18.125’’

Oak Modern Gothic five tube tall case clock, circa 1880, 92’’h x 22’’w x 18’’d

Massachusetts Federal mahogany chest of drawers circa 1790, 38.5’’h x 42’’w x 21’’d Berkeley Mills cherry buffet to be offered, and large dining table

Selection of Early American furniture to be offered

Selection of Modern furniture and textiles including Edward Fields, Eames, Panton, Danish, and Italian

Selection of Arts and Crafts metalware including Dirk Van Erp and Jarvie

Selection of Swiss music boxes including a large bell and drum model

Swiss Black Forest carved bear, 35’’h

Selection of lighting including Tiffany Studios and Handel

Selection of Austrian bronze including Bergman bronze figural table lamps, largest 26’’h

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Early 19th century French cased dueling pistols

Hudson’s Bay fur traders pipe tomahawk, 21’’l Selection of Gold and Silver coins, (to be offered Saturday)

Wells Fargo and Company, treasure box, retaining J.Y Ayer manufacturers stencil 10’’h x 20’’w x 12’’d

Antique Polynesian double outrigger, 22’ long, deaccessioned by the California Academy of Sciences

Collection of historical documents & manuscripts, including Colonial, American & European

Selection of signed letters and autographs including Frederick Douglas, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Guglielmo Marconi

Top: Photograph, UC Berkeley, Greek Theatre, 1911, Theodore Roosevelt delivering the Earl lectures Bottom: Photograph ‘’Twelve Apostles’’, the graduating class of 1873, UC Berkeley

Collection of modern fiction including Faulkner, Lewis, Orwell & Waugh

Collection of Bruno Walter (1876-1962), including documents, photographs and baton

Extensive collection of sterling silver, including 19th Century English hollowware & flatware

American Arts & Crafts sterling silver

International silver including Russian, Continental .800, and Mexican sterling

Selection of Continental porcelain including Royal Vienna, Meissen, and Dresden

Saint Cloud soft paste porcelain group circa 1750, 4’’h x 11’’w x 7.5’’d

Wallace Carmel sterling flatware service

Selection of 18th Century English Delft ware

18th Century Liverpool Pearlware Char dishes

Steuben acid cut vase, 9.5’’h Selection of French mantle clocks including a Sevres gilt bronze and porcelain clock with garniture, and Cloisonne example to be offered

Tiffany Studios, New York, desk set

Collection of Clarice Cliff ‘’Fantasque’’ pottery

Crewel work theatre stage valance circa 1870, approximately 5’h x 9’w

Continental scenic tapestry 85’’h x 56.5’’w

Selection of antique Persian textiles Antique Serapi carpet, 9’5’’ x 12’4’’

Antique Kashan carpet, 8’10’’ x 11’2’’

Violin, labeled Tomasso Carcassi, Firenze, 1764

Friedrich Pfretzschner labeled violin

Collection of guitars and other musical instruments including a Paul Reed Smith guitar and stage equipment (to be offered Saturday)

1933 Ace Continental (only known example on the West Coast)

An assortment of Chinese metal work, including an archaic bronze vessel and cloisonne enamel decorated wares A large collection of Japanese ivory and boxwood netsuke, most dating to the Edo and Meiji periods

Chinese woodblock printed books, ‘Beiping Rong Bao Zhai Shijian Pu’, two volumes, 1935, 12.75’’h x 8.4’’w

Chinese massive cloisonne enamel decorated tripod censer, Republic period, 20’’h, 16.5’’w

Chinese blue silk gauze dragon robe (jifu), late Qing dynasty

Assortment of Chinese jade carvings, including belt hooks, toggles and handling pieces

Southeast Asian stone torso, preKhmer era, 6th century CE, 23.75’’h

A selection of eighteen Japanese inro of lacquer, ivory and bamboo, including works by Koma Koryu and Hara Yoyusai, most Edo period

A collection of Korean ceramics with works from the Goryeo (918-1392) and Joseon (1392-1897) dynasties

A selection of Chinese ceramics from the Tang through the Qing dynasty Pair of Chinese ivory wrist rests, late Qing/Republic period, carved with the eighteen Buddhist luohan, 9.75’’h

Pair of Japanese Imari baluster vases, Edo period, 14.5”h

A selection of Chinese ivory carvings

An assortment of Japanese ivory figural carvings from the Meiji period (1868-1911)

Japanese monumental Kutani porcelain vase, 42.5”h




















AA 18k yellow gold link bracelet set with (7) 1915 Austrian gold coins

A Jade plaque set 18k yellow gold wide link bracelet B Gold pearl necklace with 13.5 - 16.8mm pearls C Multicolor pearl strand necklace: set with (63) pearls ranging from 12.0-14.8 mm. Necklace length 35.5’’

D Multicolor pearl and diamond ball necklace: set with

(28) pearls ranging from 11-13.5 mm, accented with (5) diamond balls, weighing approximately 7.0 cts. Necklace length 17.5’’

E White South Sea pearl necklace with 13.2 - 14.7mm pearls

F “Hummingbird’’ brooch in 18k yellow gold, with blue sapphire eye accent. Having French hallmark


J Pair of Edwardian style diamond brooches in platinum and 18k white gold, having diamonds weighing a combined total of 10.00 cts

R Gentleman’s jade cabochon ring in 18k yellow gold S Lapis and diamond cufflinks in 18k yellow gold, having (24) diamonds weighing 0.48 ct

K Jade and diamond ring of 14k white gold, center set with (1) oval jade cabochon and (64) diamond accents weighing 2.50 cts

T Diamond flower ear clips of 18k yellow gold, stamped

L Ruby and emerald accented ‘’Rooster ’’ brooch in 18k yellow gold

U 14k yellow gold link bracelet with a 1904 US $10 gold

M Double cabochon cut emerald and diamond earring jackets of 14k yellow gold

V SHREVE & CO engine turned hunting cased

N Diamond ‘’Butterfly’’ brooch in 14k yellow gold, having (11) old mine cut diamonds weighing 5.14 cts

O Marquise brilliant cut diamond ring of platinum, center set with (1) marquise cut diamond weighing 2.37 cts and (2) side diamonds

TIFFANY SCHLUMBERGER, having a total of (12) diamonds weighing 2.40 cts coin framed charm

pocketwatch of 14k yellow gold

W SHREVE & CO engine open faced pocketwatch of 14k yellow gold

X Gentleman’s stainless steel CARTIER Tank Francaise wristwatch

G Emerald bead, pearl, rose cut and antique diamond accented necklace with double strand bracelet, both of silver and 18k yellow gold

P Diamond ring: mounted in 18k white gold, set with (185) round cut diamonds, weighing approximately 3.29 cts. Total ring weight 7.82 grams. Ring size 6.5

Y Lady’s stainless steel ROLEX Yachtmaster wristwatch

H Diamond earrings: mounted in 18k white gold, set with

Q Diamond eternity band: mounted in platinum, set with

Z Gentleman’s PIAGET automatic wristwatch of 18k

(610) round cut diamonds. Total approximate diamond weight 2.90 cts. Total earring weight 9.13 grams

I Diamond scroll fanned platinum earrings with 14k

white gold clip backs, having a total of (62) diamonds weighing 2.21 cts

(17) asscher cut diamonds. Total approximate diamond weight 6.3 cts. Total ring weight 4.66 grams. Ring size 6

with platinum dial face. Model 169622. Serial #A499812 yellow gold

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