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Maynard Dixon (American, 1875-1946), Defending His Bounty, Gouache on paper, 1934, 8” x 6”

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8th at 9:30 a.m. SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9th at 10:00 a.m. Previews: Friday September 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 • Fine Continental Porcelains, plus Quality Crystal and China • 19th and 20th Century European and American Furniture • Kawai Player Grand Piano and Yamaha Grand Piano • Sterling Silver Flatware and Hollowware • Persian and other Antique and Newer Rugs • Fine Jewelry and Timepieces including items by Buccellati, Judith Ripka, Cartier, Rolex and Patek • Phillipe, many from a prominent San Francisco estate • Chinese Fine Furniture, Jade and Hard stone Carvings, Ceramics, Scholar’s Objects, Metalwork, • Chinese and Japanese Paintings and Buddhist Works of Art • 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0, approx. 75,000 miles • 1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas stretch sedan approx. 128,000 miles 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, including Marble Sculptures and Vintage Frames • 19th and 20th Century European, Asian, and American Furniture • Persian and other Rugs • First Day Covers, including NASA • Collectibles, including Sports Memorabilia, Lladros, Hummels, and Books Upcoming Auction Schedule: 2012 Oct 6-7 Nov 10-11 Dec 8-9

Beniamino Benevenuto Bufano (Italian/ Californian, 1898-1970), Carved stone sculpture, Hedgehog, 12’’h (one of two to be offered)

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William Edward Norton (British/American, 1843-1916), Shipwreck, 1867, 27’’ x 50’’

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (American, 18191905), Young Grouse, 1867, 10.5’’ x 13.75’’

Alfred Richard Mitchell (American, 18881972), Oil on board, ‘’Old Mill on the Wissahickon,’’ 1935, 16’’ x 20’’

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848-1933), Watercolor, ‘’Bonzarea, Algeria,’’ 14’’ x 21.5’’

Millard Sheets (Californian, 1907-1989), Watercolor on board, Gypsy Scene in York, England, 1967, 22’’ x 29.5’’

Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830-1902), Oil on board, Lake Scene, Niagara, New York, circa 1875, 19’’ x 14’’

Stanton Macdonald Wright (American, 1890-1973), Oil on board, “Clouds of Cherry Blossoms,” 20” x 25”

Squeak Carnwath (Californian, b. 1947), Mixed media on panel, ‘’This Year,’’ 2002, 9’’ x 10’’

Joseph Rusling Meeker (American, 1827-1889), Oil on canvas, ‘’Near Bayou Plaquemine (Louisiana),’’ 1880, 30’’ x 25’’

Theodore Wores (Californian/Hawaiian, 1859-1939), Oil on board, “Point Carmel, Monterey, California,” 9.5” x 12.5”

Attributed to William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916), Oil on canvas, Still Life with Peaches and Grapes, 16’’ x 18’’

James Henry Daugherty (American, 1889-1974), Oil on linen, “Five Figures,” 76” x 117”

Pablo Picasso (Spanish/French, 18811973), Lithograph, ‘’Page de Croquis,’’ 1945, 13’’ x 17.25’’

Jozef Bakos (American, 1891-1977), Oil on canvas, Peruvian Llamas, 23.5’’ x 29.75’’ (one of two to be offered)

Le Pho (Vietnamese/ French, 1907-2001), Oil on canvas, ‘’Composition,’’ 32’’ x 21.5’’

Zhang Jingsheng (Chinese, 1940), Oil on canvas, ‘’Flowers in the Sun,’’ 2001, 23.5’’ x 19.5’’

Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994), Color lithograph, “Dark Blue Cup,” 1973, 27.5” x 41” (one of three to be offered)

Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963), Color lithograph, ‘’Gelinotte,’’ 1960, 18.825’’ x 25.75’’

Ila Mae McAfee (American, 1897-1995), Oil on canvas, ‘’The Lowly Aristocrats,’’ circa 1945, 24’’ x 20’’

Hon Chew Hee (American, 19061993), Oil on canvas, ‘’Coolie,’’ 46’’ x 22’’, (one of three to be offered)

Zhou Wei (Chinese, b. 1944), Oil on canvas, “Lantern Festival in West Liaonin,” 1987, 70” x 66”

Sandro Chia (Italian, b. 1946), Mixed media on paper, ‘’Old Woman,’’ 1979, 12’’ x 8.3’’

Edward Fraughton (American, b. 1939), Bronze sculpture, “Vaquero,” 1984, 13”H (one of three to be offered)

Horst P. Horst (German, 1906-1999), Gelatin silver print, ‘’Round the Clock I, New York,’’ 14’’ x 11’’

George HoyningenHuene (American/Russian, 1900-1968), Gelatin silver print, Eveningwear by Augustabernard, Paris, 11.5’’ x 9’’

Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866-1944), Color Lithograph, ‘’Lithographie Bleu,’’ 1922, 8.25’’ x 5.5’’

Charles Schulz (Californian, 1922-2000), Marker drawing on fabric (cotton), Snoopy on Ice, 1977, 16” x 12”

Marc Chagall (French/Russian, 1887-1985), Color lithograph, ‘’Circe,’’ 1975, 16.8’’ x 25.75’’ (one of two to be offered)

Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004), Gelatin silver print, ‘’Martine Franck, Paris,’’ 9.5’’ x 14’’

Garry Winogrand (American, 19281984), Portfolio of 15 gelatin silver prints, ‘’Big Shots,’’ 20’’ x 16’’

Duane Michals (American, b. 1932), Gelatin silver print, ‘’Magritte with Hat,’’ 1965, 11’’ x 14’’

Wayne Thiebaud (Californian, b. 1920), Color etching, aquatint and drypoint, ‘’Freeway Curve (from Recent Etchings I),’’ 1979, 18.8’’ x 22’’

Francis Bacon (British/Irish, 1909-1992), Lithograph, ‘’Orestia of Aeschylus,’’ 1981, 20.75’’ x 41’’

Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918), Graphite drawing on paper, ‘’Kopf des ‘Wohlgerusteten Starken’, Ornament und verzweifelter, knieder, nackter Mann,’’ 18’’ x 12’’

Louis Ernest Barrias (French, 1841-1905), Bronze sculpture, ‘’Nature Revealing Herself to Science,’’ 22.25’’h

Herman Leonard (American, 1923-2010), Gelatin Silver Print, ‘’Duke Ellington, Paris,’’ 1958, 20’’ x 16’’w

Irving Penn (American, 19172009), Platinum-Palladium print, ‘’Rock Groups- Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Grateful Dead,’’ 1967, 19’’ x 19.5’’

Joan Miro (Spanish/ French, 1893-1983), Color lithograph, ‘’Album 21, Plate 4,’’ 1978, 25.75’’ x 19.75’’

American School (19th century), Portrait of Eliza Champion Goodrich (Connecticut, 17971868), c. 1830, Oil on board, 16.5” x 13”

Francois Pascal Simon Gerard (French, 1770-1837), Oil on canvas, Napoleon Wearing Hat, 32.375” x 25.625”

Emilio Fiaschi (Italian, 18581941), Marble sculpture, Napoleon Bonaparte, 44.5’’h

Julius Shulman (American, 1910-2009), Gelatin silver print, ‘’Frey House, Palm Springs, California (Architect: Clark & Frey),’’ 1953, 20’’ x 16’’

Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), Lithograph and screenprint, ‘’Study of Hands,’’ 1981, 26’’ x 26’’

Attributed to Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, 1723-1792), Oil on canvas, Portrait of a Gentleman, 30.25’’ x 25’’

Fletcher Benton (Californian, b. 1931), Painted steel sculpture, ‘’Untitled #90,’’ 1980, 42.75’’h

Tom Otterness (American, b. 1952), Bronze sculpture, ‘’Cup and Spoon,’’ 1986, 6.25’’h

Chinese porcelain plate, ‘Zhi xian zhu shou’ (=lingzhi immortal wishing longevity), by Zhang Daqian (Chinese, 18991983), 14.5’’dia

Chinese wooden scholar’s items executed from woods such as zitan and huanghuali

Chinese carved ‘zitan’ hardwood table, Qing dynasty, 34’’h x 40w’’w x 19.5’’d

Selection of Chinese jade and jadeite carvings

Chinese carved gray sandstone fragments, Tang dynasty, 12’’h

Pair of Chinese pigment decorated pottery figures of guardians, Tang dynasty, 31”h

Rare California Gold Quartz presentation walking stick executed by Shreve & Co, San Francisco, CA and presented by J.H Neff to Edward Coleman Russian carved Siberian nephrite, gilded silver and jeweled kovsh

American sterling flatware service for 12 by Frank Schofield in the “Baltimore Rose” pattern

Tiffany Studios including an iridescent peacock plate, miniature vase, and desk set to be offered

Art Deco table lamp executed by Gabriel Argy-Rousseau (1885 - 1953), ‘La Danse’ (Bloch-Dermant 23-02) 29’’h

Frank M. Schofield hand chased presentation silver depicting Turkey Point, Chesapeake Bay

Rene Lalique Calypso bowl, 3’’h x 8’’

Pair of Sevres porcelain covered urns, 19th century, 20’’h Glen Lukens studio pottery bowl, 8’’w

American sterling flatware service for 18 by Dominick & Haff, New York, in the “Old English” pattern Cold painted Austrian scenic lamp, 16”H x 11”W

Large collection of American first day covers and stamps, many relating to space and spanning four decades from the infancy of US space exploration, also includes FDR, and pre and post war (To be offered Saturday)

Van Briggle pottery vase dated 1906, 9.5’’h

Historical atlas of Alameda County, California, Thompson & West, 1878

Louis Vuitton trunk, serial no. 768826, 13.5”H x 36”W x 20”D

Vladimir Kagan Nautilus chairs and Warren Platner for Knoll occasional table, circa 1960

Pair of Vladimir Kagan side chairs, circa 1950, 29.5”H George III oak fall front secretary, circa 1790, 40”H x 37”W x 17”D

Austrian Neoclassical polychrome decorated folding table, late 18th century, 27”H x 35.5”W

Selection of fine and rare wines including Lafite-Rothschild, Beringer, Perrier-Jouet, etc.

Continental wood carved and polychrome decorated sculpture of the Madonna, 19th century , 55”h

Selection of period Georgian seating furniture and case pieces to be offered

Neoclassical polychrome decorated tilt top tea table depicting Classical scenes, early 19th century, 26.5”H x 26”W

New Kingdom Egyptian mummified hands Charles Hollis Jones Metric Group dining table, 30”H x 52”W x 48”D

K. Kawai player grand piano, 39”H x 7’ 3”L, 1985

Antique Persian Faraghan Sarouk carpet, circa 1875, 14’2” x 25’

2001 Oldsmobile Aurora V6 sedan, approximately 75,000 miles

Yamaha grand piano and bench, 1979, 6’5’’l x 57’’w






















A Golden South Seas cultured pearl and diamond necklace in 14K yellow gold

B Golden South Seas cultured pearl and diamond earrings in 14K yellow gold

C Lady’s straight-line diamond necklace in platinum, set with

(102) round brilliant and full cut diamonds, weighing in total 12.62 ct

D Dazzling diamond necklace in 18k white gold, having (673) tapered baguette cut diamonds and (2,508) round full cut diamonds. Total diamond weight 24.89 ct.

E Judith Ripka link chain ‘’Heart’’ pendant necklace of 18K yellow gold, set with a rose quartz heart and (71) diamonds

F Golden South Seas cultured pearl and diamond side hinged bangle bracelet in 14K yellow gold

G Lady’s ruby and diamond Tiffany & Co. ring, center set with (1) oval mixed cut ruby weighing 3.47 ct., accented around with (14) pear shape diamonds, total weight 0.90 ct.

H Stunning pair of Tiffany post-style dangle earrings of platinum,

having a total of (12) marquis cut diamonds weighing 1.80 ct and (22) round full cut diamonds weighing 0.84 ct. 1 3/4’’ length x 1/2’’ width

I Diamond circle brooch of platinum, set with (50) baguette cut diamonds, (35) round full cut diamonds and (4) marquis cut diamonds. Total diamond weight 9.35 ct.

Z J Lapis lazuli and diamond Tiffany ‘’Penguin’’ brooch of 18K

white and yellow gold, having an emerald eye accent and (115) round full cut diamonds weighing 5.59 ct.

K Dazzling three stone round brilliant cut diamond ring in 18K

yellow gold, center diamond weighing 3.09 ct., side diamond accents weigh in total 1.00 ct.

L Fancy color diamond, Graff designed ring in platinum, featuring a fancy vivid yellow emerald cut diamond weighing 1.34 ct. (GIA #11902350) and a white diamond pave set shank

M Lady’s tanzanite and diamond ring in 14K white gold, featuring (1) triangle cut tanzanite weighing 3.25 ct., accented by (84) round full cut diamonds

N Unique diamond ring of 14K white gold, featuring a 1.01

ct bezel set round brilliant cut diamond (EGL #AL700373), accented by (8) square and (10) baguette cut diamonds

O Mid-century Vintage diamond wedding ring suite in platinum. The engagement ring highlighting an emerald-cut diamond weighing 2.44 ct is flanked on each side by a pair of tapered baguette cut diamonds, with an eternity wedding band

P Platinum and 14K yellow gold ring and guard with 4.35 ct. Old European cut diamond.

Q Pair of diamond earrings in oxidized silver and 14K yellow

gold, having (12) fancy yellow rose cut diamonds, white and champagne colored diamond accents. Total diamond weight 6.98 ct.

R Exceptional Late Victorian sardonyx cameo memorial brooch/

pendant combination in platinum, surrounded by a frame of (58) round, marquis and baguette cut diamonds. Total diamond weight 1.66 ct.



S Van Cleef & Arpels 18K yellow and white gold blue sapphire and diamond scroll brooch

T Diamond link bracelet in platinum, set with (40) round full cut diamonds weighing in total 4.00 ct.

U Blue sapphire and diamond straighline bracelet in platinum, featuring (20) round full cut diamonds weighing 2.00 ct and (25) rectangular step cut blue sapphires weighing 10.25 ct.

V Set of three Tiffany & Co. Somerset Mesh bangle bracelets of 18K white, yellow and rose gold

W Tiffany enameled bracelet of 18K yellow gold, having opaque blue and translucent green enameled links

X Art Deco platinum, diamond and cabochon ruby bracelet Y Lady’s Buccellati satin finish trellis design bracelet of 18K yellow gold

Z Moonstone and diamond bangle bracelet of silver and 14k

yellow gold, having oval, round, and pear shaped moonstones weighing in total 60.35 ct, accented with round full cut diamonds

Z1 Lady’s 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe wristwatch, circa 1965. Case #2621345. Ref. #3266/60

Z2 Lady’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust bi-metal automatic wristwatch. Ref. #79173. Serial #9284711

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