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Haig Patigian (Californian, 1876-1950), Bronze sculpture, ‘’Isis,’’ 19.5’’h


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Wooton ‘’Standard Grade’’ Patent Desk circa 1880, 67’’h x 38’’w x 30’’d

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Auction Highlights MAIN GALLERY AUCTION: October 16th at 10 am Saturday Gallery Auction: October 15th at 9:30 am Previews: October 14th 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 Sculptures • 18th, 19th and 20th Century European and American Furniture, including the contents of Simply Grand Antiques of Portland, OR • Books on History • 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, Japanese Prints including Paul Jacoulet, Textiles, and Religious Works of Art • 1933 Pierce Arrow Model 1236 Club Sedan with Deluxe Salon Trim, 1933 Ace Continental • Large collection of David Roberts lithographs and other ethnographic and architectural materials Saturday Highlights: • Asian Paintings, Ceramics, Jade, Metalwork, Hardstone Carvings, Japanese Woodblock Prints, Textiles, Furniture, and Buddhist Works of Art • Assorted Silver, Ceramics, Glass, and other Decoratives • Fine and Fashion Jewelry • American and Continental Fine Art • 19th and 20th Century European, Asian, and American Furniture • Persian and other Rugs • Collectibles • Extensive collection of classical records • c. 1900 Phillipines Outrigger Canoe and a Backpacking Canoe • Extensive Western collection including bronze statues, spurs (Garcia, Elko, NV), boots, and saddles

Upcoming Auction Schedule 2011 Nov 12th - 13th Dec 10th - 11th


January 14th - 15th February 18th - 19th March 17th - 18th April 14th - 15th May 19th - 20th June 16th - 17th July 14th - 15th August 11th - 12th September 8th - 9th October 6th - 7th November 10th - 11th December 8th - 9th

Tim Solliday (Californian, b. 1952), Oil on canvas, ‘’Polo Match,’’ 30’’ x 40’’

Marc Chagall (French/Russian, 1887-1985), Etching with watercolor, ‘’Josue Arme par l’Eterna (Plate 43)’’ from ‘’The Bible,’’ 1958, 12’’ x 9’’ (one of three to be offered)

Lionel Walden (American, 1861-1933), Oil on canvas, Hawaiian Surf, 25’’ x 33’’

Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958), Portfolio of lithographs, “Visages”

Charles Dorman Robinson (Californian, 1847-1933), Oil on cigar box top, ‘’Mt. Diablo, near Brentwood,’’ 5.5’’ x 10.75’’

Jacob Epstein (American/ British, 1880-1959), Graphite and watercolor on paper, Reclining Nude, 12” x 8.75”

Nels Hagerup (Californian, 1864-1922), Oil on canvas, Docked by the Golden Gate, 24’’ x 36’’ (one of two to be offered)

Lowell Nesbitt (American, 1933-1994, Oil on canvas, ‘’Light Pink Rose,’’ 1979, 30’’ x 20’’

Fermin Revueltas (Mexican, 19021935), Pastel, watercolor, and graphite, Paisaje Violeta, 1934, 11’’ x 14’’

Carl Wuermer (American, 19001981), Oil on canvas, Autumn in Connecticut, 20” x 24”

Beniamino Bufano (Italian/ Californian, 1898-1970), Mosaic, ‘’Mayor Joseph Alioto,’’ 24.5’’ x 19.5’’

Antoine Blanchard (French, 19101988), Oil on canvas, Eiffel Tower, 20’’ x 24’’

Manuel Neri (Californian, b. 1930), Graphite and oil paint stick on paper, ‘’Arcos de Geso Study III,’’ 1984, 11’’ x 8’’

Henry Balink (American, 18821963), Oil on masonite, Still Life with Mums, 13.5’’ x 17.75’’

David Ligare (Californian, b. 1945), Oil on linen, ‘’Landscape with Arrow,’’ 1991, 8’’ x 18’’

David Kelly (Malawian, b. 1959), Oil on canvas, Crocodile, 1993, 9.5” x 27.25” (one of three to be offered)

Willard Dixon (Californian, b. 1942), Oil on canvas, ‘’Tanker at Richmond,’’ 1994, 48’’ x 72’’ (one of two to be offered)


Louis Icart (French, 1888-1950), Etching and aquatint with handcoloring, ‘’Yachting,’’ 1936, 18.5’’ x 24.5’’ (one of six to be offered)

Georges Jules Victor Clairin (French, 1843-1919), Oil on board, Moroccan Dignitary, 19.5’’ x 14.5’’

Marcel Gromaire (French, 1892-1971), India ink on paper, Femme, 1965, 12.75” x 9.5”

Steven Bigler (American, b. 1946), Oil on linen, “Italian Landscape, Late Summer,” 30” x 48”

Attributed to George W. Brenneman (American, 1856-1906), Oil on panel, “Study of a Young Girl,” 8.5” x 6.25”

Henry Alexander (American, 18601895), Oil on panel, Three Musicians with a Dog, 5.5’’ x 4.25’’

Gordon Coutts (Californian, 1868-1927), Oil on canvas, Rodeo Cove, 18.25’’ x 30.25’’

Alexander Dzigurski (Californian, 1911-1995), Oil on canvas, ‘’Sunset,’’ 24’’ x 36’’

Charles Spencelayh (British, 1865-1958), Oil on canvas, Portrait of a Young Girl and Her Dog, 1911, 22.125” x 14.125”

Clare Leighton (American, 1899-1988), Woodcut, “Bread Line, New York,” 1932, 11.75” x 8”

Folio, Alexander von Humboldt, Vues des Cordillères et monumens des peuples indigènes de l’Amérique

Joseph Aaron (2) Mischa Askenazy Karl Conrad Friedrich Bauer Thomas Hart Benton (3) Sergei Bongart Andre Brasilier Alice Chittenden Lajos Csillaghi James Jackson Curnock William Dole Alexander Dzigurski Jade Fon Sarkis Erganian Ruggero Focardi Viola Frey William Frederick Foster Louis Heinzman Tom Holland Althea A. Hills Harry Lieberman Joan Miro Clayton Pinkerton Efren Ordonez Jesse Rasberry (2) Richard Dey De Ribcowsky Raymond Jennings Saunders Raphael Soyer Bert Stern Hannah Thompson Aime Baxter Titus (2) Edward Train Fernando De Ayala Zobel

David Roberts (British, 1796-1864), Hand colored lithograph, “Citadel of Jerusalem,” 1841, 12.25” x 18.75” (one of a collection to be offered)

Colin Campbell Cooper (American, 1856-1937), Oil on board, Normandy Cottages, 9.75’’ x 13’’

Gregory Kondos (Californian, b. 1923) Tempera on paper, ‘’Clear Day on the Beach,’’ 1966, 1.75’’ x 10.5’’

Harold Christopher Davies (Californian, 1891-1976), Mixed media on canvas, ‘’East Hampton, Series #1,’’ 50’’ x 60’’

Richard Ryan (American, b. 1950), Oil on canvas, ‘’Still Life with Two Globes,’’ 64’’ x 51.5’’ (one of two to be offered)

Collection of Chinese jade carvings, including snuff bottles and handling pieces

Hiroshi Yoshida (Japanese, 1876-1950), woodblock print, Sailing Boats-Night, 15.375’’h x 11’’w

Paul Jacoulet (French, 1902-1960), selection of woodblock prints

Chinese enamel decorated porcelain plaque depicting two figures in battle, Republic period, 14.25’’h x 9’’w Chinese ivory figural group of immortals in an imaginary landscape, 13.25’’h

Chinese six panel lacquered folding screen with cloisonne plaques and stone overlay

Assortment of Chinese hardwood furniture, late Qing/Republic period

Pair of Chinese ivory figures of seated emperor and empress, 10.5’’

Japanese bronze figural group, Meiji period, Sekiya cartouche, 10.75’’h

Selection of Chinese silver coins, including Guangxu/ Republic, Hsuan Tung, and Tai Ching

Shreve & Co. sterling silver “Fourteenth Century II” Russian copper coal scuttle dated 1596, 35’’h

Art Deco sterling silver five piece service, circa 1920, executed by M. Levy, active in Tian Jin, China (1920-1930)

Pair of Continental giltwood carved architectural elements, early 19th Century, 103’’h x 27’’w x 15’’d

Selection of hammered metal items executed by Dorothy Boyd Sailor, student of Agatha Van Erp (Hooy), Dirk Van Erp Studios

Burmese silver bowls

Continental silver hollowware and flatware

American flatware services including Reed & Barton ‘’Francis I’’, Tiffany ‘’Palmette’’ and Wallace ‘’Grande Baroque’’

Four “Etruscan” chairs attributed to John Dickinson

1933 Pierce Arrow Model 1236 Club Sedan with Deluxe Salon trim, restored to concours level specifications

Art Deco gilt bronze and etched glass light fixture circa 1930 45’’h x 21’’w

Selection of Mid-Century furniture, including a glass, Lucite, and cast bronze dining table Extensive Western collection including bronze statues, spurs (Garcia, Elko, NV), boots, and saddles

Selection of boxes including 19th Century boulle inlaid, and automaton examples

Collection of Eastern European and Russian icons, mostly 19th century

French Art Deco dining room suite circa 1925, including sideboard, server, table and six chairs

Pair of George III style urn knife boxes, 24’’h Wood carved and polychrome decorated carousel horse, 61’’h x 60’’l

Chinese silk Tabriz, 9’x 6’1”

Framed California Taylor Tile Co. plaque, circa 1920

Selection of clocks including tall case, regulators, and mantle clocks

French Art Deco cabinet circa 1930

Native American Navajo rug, Two Grey Hills, 10’2’’ x 6’8’’

Selection of Art Nouveau armoires with inset copper plaques

French Louis XV style inlaid bureau plat 30’’h x 45’’w x 30’’d




















A Multicolor baroque cultured pearl and blue

sapphire necklace, having a clasp of 14k white gold

B TIFFANY & CO 18k yellow gold chain necklace C Diamond tennis bracelet of 14k yellow gold, having (37) diamonds weighing 8.00 cts

D Diamond ‘’circle’’ pendant of 14k white gold, having (23) round diamonds weighing 4.50 cts E Moonstone and diamond earrings of oxidized silver and 18k yellow gold. Total moonstone weight 48.10 cts

F Yellow diamond eternity band ring in 18k yellow gold, set with (18) radiant cut fancy yellow diamonds, weighing 5.10 cts

G Solitaire diamond ring of platinum, set with a 4.26 ct cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant cut diamond (GIA# 14038321: I color, SI1 clarity)

H Diamond ring in 14k yellow gold, center set with (1)

N Blue sapphire and diamond three stone ring of

I TIFFANY & CO diamond three stone ring of

O Emerald sugar loaf cabochon and blue sapphire

oval brilliant cut diamond, weighing 2.01 cts (GIA# 8285874: E color, SI1 clarity), accented by diamonds weighing 2.58 cts

platinum, center set with (1) oval brilliant cut diamond weighing 1.25 cts (GIA# 10486634: F color, VVS1 clarity) and (2) diamonds weighing in total 1.20 cts

J Diamond ring of 14k white gold, center set with (1) round brilliant cut diamond weighing 2.91 cts and diamond accents around

K Diamond bezel drop earrings in platinum, with (2) oval cut diamonds weighing 3.97 cts

L Ruby and diamond ring of 18k yellow gold, set with an oval ruby weighing 1.45 cts and (6) diamonds weighing 1.44 cts

M Diamond and platinum ring, designed by Peacock,

set with (1) radiant cut diamond weighing 1.01 cts and two baguette cut diamond accents

platinum, set with (1) oval modified brilliant cut blue sapphire (GIA# 1136113103) and (2) half moon shaped diamonds weighing 1.08 cts custom designed ring of 18k yellow gold

P Diamond solitaire ring of 14k white gold, having a 1.38 ct asscher cut diamond

Q Ruby and diamond ring of 14k white and yellow gold, center set with a round diamond weighing 0.73 ct

R Gentleman’s PATEK PHILIPPE wristwatch of 18k yellow gold

S CHANEL white ceramic, stainless steel and diamond J12 automatic wristwatch

T CHANEL T59 white ceramic, diamond and 18k white gold flexible link ring

U Diamond and platinum wedding ring set. Engagement

ring by David Clay Jewelers having (1) round brilliant cut diamond weighing 0.53 ct (GIA 10553388: F color, VS1 clarity) and a 0.44 ct diamond eternity band

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