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The Potomack Company – February 2, 2019 Available Lots 26 CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN PLAQUE OF A FAMILY BY THE BAY OF NAPLES circa 1900, depicting a father playing a lute, seated next to his wife and daughter, the sea in the background, verso impressed 16, unframed, 8 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. $2,000-3,000 Provenance: The Roberta L. Tankel Collection

35 PAIR OF MEISSEN PICTORIAL CUPS AND SAUCERS, SIGNED C.H. FEC. 18th/19th Century, both with underglaze blue crossed swords marks, white ground, the cup and saucer with rectangular reserve depicting putti at work and play, each reserve signed below C.H. fec., h: 2.5 in. (4) $1,500-2,000 Provenance: The Roberta L. Tankel Collection

28 KPM PLAQUE OF A GYPSY BY A BIRCH TREE, CIRCA 1900 impressed with scepter below K.P.M. and H, and incised 12 7/8 -7 5/8, rectangular, the standing woman in a forest landscape, a tambourine at her feet, set within an Art Nouveau style giltwood frame, plaque is h: 12 7/8 x w: 7.75 in. $2,500-3,500 Provenance: The Roberta L. Tankel Collection

42 MEISSEN TETE-A-TETE AFTER THE SWAN SERVICE late 19th/early 20th Century, each with underglaze blue crossed swords mark, the tray with additional incised line beneath mark, including a coffee pot, h: 9.25 in., cream jug, covered sugar bowl, oval tray, l: 16.5 in., two dessert plates, dia: 8 3/8 in. and a chocolate cup and saucer, each with polychrome decorated molded swan and herons on a molded white ground (8) $3,000-5,000 Provenance: The Roberta L. Tankel Collection

43 GROUP OF FOUR MEISSEN FLORAL DECORATED CUPS AND SAUCERS 18th/19th Century, each with underglaze blue crossed swords mark; the first, 18th Century, decorated with puce landscapes below an elaborate gilt border; the second, Marcolini period, having a floral spray reserve within a gilt border on a cobalt blue ground with complementary saucer; the third, mid-19th Century, the cup with cartouche depicting a couple with farm animals, a river landscape in the background, on a royal blue ground, the complementary saucer with three floral cartouches; and the fourth, late 19th Century, decorated with a floral cartouche on a turquoise ground with complementary saucer, h: (of cups) from 1 7/8 to 2.5 in. (8) $800-1,200

52 MEISSEN ALLEGORICAL GROUP OF OLD LOVE late 19th/early 20th Century, with underglaze blue crossed swords mark above one incised line, incised A.46 and gilt painted number 1., depicting an elderly woman seated, a courtier at her side, and a satyr at her feet opening a strong box of love letters - h:6.25 in. $700-800 Provenance: The Roberta L. Tankel Collection

Provenance: The Roberta L. Tankel Collection

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The Potomack Company – February 2, 2019 Available Lots 100 PAIR OF SEVRES PARCEL-GILT BISCUIT PORCELAIN WINGED LIONS CARRYING PIERCED BASKETS ON TOLE PLINTHS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY incised on the base of one basket "ch // 25-5 // 2 " and "g // 242 //2" on the second basket (see Tamara Preaud, 1997 the mark "ch" identifies Mathias Chanou (1819-1820) p. 358 fn 3. The winged lion along with a lioness was designed by Alexandre-Evariste Fragonard in 1817 (see Fragonard's watercolor: inv. no. D-6 1817 no. 1 and no. 2). The lion was to be part of an elaborate dessert service. One of the Brachard brothers, either Jean-CharlesNicholas Brachard l'aîné or his younger brother Jean-Nicholas Alexandre Brachard, both at Sèvres made Fragonard's fantasy into porcelain form a few years later. It would appear that only the lion model was put into production as no lionesses are recorded. Sèvres has both Fragonard's drawings and a plaster model of Brachard's sculpture. Tamara Préaud records several examples of this model in the Sèvres sales inventories, see p. 223 no. 44 a; p. 358, pl. 143, a, b for an illustration of two lions. The first examples of this model are recorded in the Sèvres sales inventories on 26 December, 1818, and were exhibited in the Louvre on 1 January, 1819. They were subsequently delivered on 2 February, 1820, to Monsieur le Chevalier de La Malle conseiller d'État Membre du comité du contentieux. A further single example was sent to the salesroom on 1 July, 1820, and was subsequently delivered to M. Destouches, 'préfet' on 2 June, 1820; the next two examples reached the sales inventories on 30 May, 1823, and were delivered to the Garde-Meuble on 10 June, 1824. Further recorded salesroom entries are dated 1845 and 1849. The price of the earliest example was 290 francs with little subsequent variation. Examples of this model that have appeared at auction include the single example sold twice by Sotheby's, once in London on 23 June 1992, lot 201, and again in New York on 22 October 1995, lot 331. A pair illustrated by Tamara Préaud, Ibid., 1997, p. 358, nos. 143 a & b, were subsequently sold at Christie's in New York on 19 October 2007, lot 364 and another pair sold at Christie's in New York on 26 November 2013, lot 355. A single example is retained in the Ministry of Foreign Affaires in Paris and is illustrated by Tamara Préaud and Marcelle Brunet, Sèvres des origines à nos jours, Fribourg, 1978, p. 291, no. 354. (2) h:13.75 x w:15 in. $30,000-40,000

101 LOUIS XV STYLE ORMOLU 'DOUBLEFACE' CLOCK, BY RAINGO FRERES, LATE 19TH CENTURY the central enameled dial with Roman numerals and signed Raingo Freres A Paris opposed by a similar unsigned dial in a shaped arched case decorated with shells and pierced scrolls centering a bearded mask on four angled seraphim over a shaped rectangular incised plinth with toupie feet h:29.50 x w:22 x d:10.50 in. $20,000-30,000 Provenance: Private French Furniture Collection from a Château in France

Provenance: Private French Furniture Collection from a Château in France Literature: Tamara Peraud, "The Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory: Alexandre Brongniart and the Triumph of Art and Industry, 18001847", The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York, 1997, p. 223 no. 44 a; p. 358, pl. 143, a, b Tamara Préaud and Marcelle Brunet, "Sèvres des origines à nos jours,"Fribourg, 1978, p. 291, no. 354. (2)

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The Potomack Company – February 2, 2019 Available Lots 102 NAPOLEON III ORMOLU AND SILVERED BRONZE CUT-GLASS CENTERPIECE, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY the central leaf-tip cast cut-glass trumpet vase above a cut-glass under tier over a baluster form support with three putti above circular pierced galleried under tier and a spreading leaf-tip cast foot on a shaped foliate incised and textured plinth supporting two flanking putti surmounted by cut-glass trumpet vases all on ball feet - w:27.25 in. $20,000-30,000

103 PAIR OF LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU MOUNTED SATINWOOD AND MAHOGANY PEDESTALS, LATE 19TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO FERDINAND BARBEDIENNE the mounts inscribed F B on the reverse, each with a square molded Breche d'Alep marble top above a conforming paneled case applied with a female mask and berried laurel on a conforming ormolu molded plinth (2) h:50.25 x w:16.50 x d:16.50 in. $30,000-50,000

Provenance: Private French Furniture Collection from a Château in France

Provenance: Private French Furniture Collection from a Château in France

104 LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU, MAHOGANY AND SEVRES STYLE PORCELAIN MOUNTED TABLE, BY PAUL SORMANI, LATE 19TH CENTURY, INSCRIBED ON DRAWER PLATE P SORMANI 10 RUE CHARLOT PARIS, IN THE MANNER OF ADAM WEISWEILLER the rectangular ormolu molded threequarter pierced galleried top inset "Servres" style Porcelain plaque signed Eug. Poitevin and depicting couples in a courtyard above a similarly mounted shaped frieze fitted with a spring-loaded drawer on tapering fluted ormolu legs with an H-stretcher centering a later added urn on toupie feet; Paul Sormani (d. 1877) produced standard and fantasy furniture described as meubles de luxe. Operating from a large premises at 114, rue du Temple and, from 1867, at 10, rue Charlot, he was known for producing pastiches of the finest 18th and early 19th Century cabinetmakers using the best materials available during his time. Upon his death, the firm was taken over by his widow and son, Ursule-Marie-Philippine Bouvaist, known as 'Veuve Sormani'. - h:32 x w:27.50 x d:17.50 in. $70,000-100,000

105 LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU MOUNTED THUYA CENTER TABLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY BY MAISON MILLET the circular inset verdi antico ormolu top with leaf-tip molded edge and conforming frieze above four incurved vented ormolu supports headed by ram's mask and terminating on paw feet on an incurved quadripartite plinth with similarly ormolu molded edge; Established by T. Millet in 1853, the Maison Millet operated until 1902 from premises at 11, rue Jacques-Coeur, Paris, before relocating to 23, boulevard Beaumarchais. Specializing in 'meubles et bronzes d'art, genre ancien et moderne', with the accent on Louis XVI antecedents, Maison Millet was awarded medals at many of the late 19th Century Universal Exhibitions and, in 1902, was authorized by the director of the Palais de Versailles to replicate MarieAntoinette's celebrated Grand cabinet à bijoux. An auction of the firm's inventory was held in 1906, and they finally ceased trading in 1918. The offered lot while not signed is similar in design and quality of Maison Millet's oeuvre. - h:29 x w:31.50 x d:31.50 in. $20,000-30,000

Provenance: Private French Furniture Collection from a Château in France

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The Potomack Company – February 2, 2019 Available Lots 106 EMPIRE STYLE ORMOLU MOUNTED MAHOGANY CENTER TABLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE MODEL BY JACOB-DESMALTER the rectangular molded verdi antico marble top above a conforming frieze applied with berried laurel and anthemion over four female caryatid supports on an H-formed plinth centering an urn flanked by seated Sphinxes; The present table follows the design of a 'console double face' supplied by JacobDesmalter for the apartment of Caroline Murat at the Elysée Palace in 1808, now in the Salon des Aides de Camp at the Grand Trianon and illustrated in D. Ledoux-Lebard, Les Ebénistes du XIXème Siècle, Paris, 2nd ed., p. 271. - h:32.25 x w:48.75 x d:27.50 in. $35,000-50,000 Provenance: Private French Furniture Collection from a Château in France

107 LOUIS XIV STYLE ORMOLU AND BRASS INLAID SIDE CABINET, BY HENRY DASSON, DATED 1877, IN THE MANNER OF ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE the shaped rectangular verdi antico marble top above a deep cove molding and a conforming case applied with finely cast corner mounts and paneling, the top front corner mounted inscribed henry Dasson1877 and fitted with three doors, the central door applied with figures of Aspasia and Socrates on a similarly mounted conforming plinth centering a mask on canted paw feet and centering a pair of twin cloven feet, the front corner mounts inscribed verso HPRD; Henry Dasson (d. 1896) is recorded as having worked in Paris at 106, rue Vieilledu-Temple. Dasson specialized in reproducing a wide range of furniture and objets d'art of high quality in the style of Louis XIV, XV and XVI, often directly copying known pieces. He purchased the firm of the ébéniste Charles Winckelsen upon his death in 1870, and produced an impressive range of pieces for the Paris Expositions from 1878 until 1895. The firm's output was distinguished particularly by the fine quality of its ormolu mounts. The business continued until 1894, when a sale of remaining stock was held (see D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIX Sicle, Paris, 1984, pp. 146-151). - h:51.50 x w:69.25 x d:27.50 in. $70,000-90,000 Provenance: Private French Furniture Collection from a Château in France

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The Potomack Company – February 2, 2019 Available Lots 108 LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU MOUNTED MAHOGANY REGULATOR CLOCK, BY FRANCOIS LINKE, INDEX #852, THE DIAL SIGNED BERTHOILD A PARIS, CIRCA 1900, AFTER A MODEL BY JEANHENRI RIESENER the circular enameled dial with Roman and Arabic numerals signed Berthoild in a conforming case encompassed by billowing ormolu clouds applied with putti over a chamfered rectangular tapering case applied with foliate scrolls and trailing vines centering a sun ray mask and fitted with a door on canted paw feet over a conforming similarly mounted plinth on toupie feet; inscribed on right hand side moulding mount F Linke, lockplate inscribed CT Linke Serrurerie Paris; François Linke (1855-1946) was undoubtedly the most important cabinetmaker in Paris at that time. As an apprentice from his hometown of Pankraz in Bohemia, Linke arrived in Paris in 1875 and founded his own studio in 1881 at 170 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, later creating an atelier at 26 place Vendôme. Linke's international reputation was already well established when the 1900 World's Fair was held in Paris, his talent and creativity remaining unparalleled: the Exposition crowned his success and strengthened the financial stability of his company, allowing him to conquer new markets abroad. Like his contemporaries such as Zwiener and Dasson, his production included copies and pastiches inspired by the successive styles of the eighteenth century or the most famous royal furniture, but was also illustrated in the design of exuberant works, mixing Louis XV style and Art Nouveau. Linke collaborated with a famous sculptor, Leon Messagé. In 1904 he became an Officer of Public Instruction, and participated in the Exposition of St. Louis in the United States. In 1905, he was appointed juror of the Liège Exhibition and, on October 11, 1906, received the Legion of Honor. The present régulateur de parquet is a copy of the model attributed to Jean-Henri Riesener (reçu Maître en 1768), executed in 1785, and now in the permanent collection of the Musée du Louvre. This was one of the most popular of the eighteenth century models admired and copied by the finest cabinetmakers of the late nineteenth century. Interestingly, a barometer version of the clock, also in the Louvre, was made by the cabinetmaker Guillaume Grohé circa 1860, whose work was described at the 1867 Exposition Universelle as 'supéieurs à ceux de Riesener et Gouthière'. François Linke also made model, archive number 852. - h:87 x w:19 x d:11.75 in. $70,000-90,000

109 PAIR OF LOUIS XV STYLE ORMOLU MOUNTED COMMODES, BY FRANCOIS LINKE, MOUNTS BY LEON MESSAGE, INDEX #617, CIRCA 1900 both with a serpentine molded rectangular violet and ochre marble top above a bombe case fitted with two drawers mounted overall with finely cast pulls incorporating wings, foliate scrolling framing and S-scrolling corner mounts, the apron mounted with a shell issuing leaf tips on splayed tapering legs applied with foliate scrolling sabots; Léon Messagé was a gifted Parisian sculptor and was responsible for much of the design and creative work for Roux et Brunet of Paris, of whom one brother, Alexandre Roux had established a highly successful business in New York as early as 1836. Subsequently Messagé designed for Zwiener in the 1880s and from circa 1895, for François Linke. It might be argued that without Messagé's creativity, Linke would have remained a fine cabinetmaker selling to local clients and dealers and may never have reached out so successfully to the world stage. His Croquis & Dessins, Style Louis XV, Bronzes, Orfêvrerie, Décoration, Meubles was first published by the sculptor himself, from his Paris address of 40, rue Sedaine (undated). There were five sections with an elaborate title page surmounted by the sculptor's cipher or talisman of a wing, a play on his own name as the messenger to the Gods, a feature he incorporated many times on the mounts he designed for his patron and seen on the offered lot just below the knee mounts. The interesting and conclusive connection between the three masters, Léon Messagé, Joseph-Emanuel Zwiener and François Linke can be seen in a black and white photograph of Messagé's workplace, illustrated C. Payne, François Linke, 18551946 - The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Woodbridge, 2003, p. 74, pl. 72, showing the impressive model of the large Linke régulateur, index number 551, together with a photograph of Zwiener's cabinet that won the gold medal in 1889 (op. cit) (2) - h:34.50 x w:38.25 x d:19.50 in. $70,000-100,000 Provenance: Château de Malesherbes, Cote d'Orleans, Private French Furniture Collection from a Château in France

Provenance: Private French Furniture Collection from a Château in France

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The Potomack Company – February 2, 2019 Available Lots 112 THOMAS HUDSON (BRITISH, 1701-1779) PORTRAIT OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE JAMES, LORD STANLEY Oil on canvas: 50 x 40 1/4 in. Framed; upper left corner inscribed: The Right Hon. James Lord Stanley / (usually styled Lord Strange) / Lord Lieutenant Chancellor of the / Duchy and M. P. for the / COUNTY OF LANCASTER / b. 1716 ob: 1771 $10,000-15,000

119 WILLIAM JONES (BRITISH, CIRCA 17981860) SETTING OUT Oil on canvas: 7 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. Framed; verso with partial label from the Parker Gallery, 2 Albemarle Street London $2,000-3,000

Provenance: Private Collection

125 EUGENE GUSTAV DUCKER (GERMAN, 1841-1916) FISHING BOAT, 1900 Watercolor on paper: 14 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. Framed; lower right signed and dated: E. Ducker 1900 $1,000-1,500

127 ALEXANDRE BAILLY (FRENCH, 18661947) CHATEAU DE FRANCONVILLE Oil on board: 10 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. Unframed; verso inscribed: Chez le Duc de Massa/Chateau de Franconville/1894 $600-900

139 ARTHUR TREVOR HADDON (BRITISH, 1864-1941) WASHERWOMEN ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER Watercolor on paper: 14 x 20 1/2 in. (sight) Framed; lower left signed: Trevor Haddon $500-700

144 POSSIBLY LEON BAKST (RUSSIAN, 1866-1924) HEAD Pen and black ink and graphite: 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (sight) Framed; lower left signed: Bakst $300-500

Provenance: The Roberta L. Tankel Collection 148 JOAN MIRO (SPANISH, 1893-1983) EL REI GARRELL, 1979 Lithograph in color: 33 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. (sight) Framed; lower right signed in graphite: Miro and lower left numbered in graphite 55/75 $3,000-5,000

154 AFTER PAUL EDOUARD DELABRIERRE (FRENCH, 1829-1912), BRONZE FIGURE OF A STRIDING LION signed 'DELABRIERRE', stamped on bottom 4087 - h:9.63 x w:15.38 x d:4.88 in. $700-1,000

Provenance: Nouveau Artists, Ltd, New York; By descent to current owner 155 AFTER PAUL EDOUARD DELABRIERRE (FRENCH, 1829-1912), BRONZE GROUP OF A LION AND A CROCODILE signed 'DELABRIERRE' - h:14.50 x w:19 x d:7.13 in. $500-800

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163 FRENCH PASTORAL TAPESTRY, 19TH CENTURY woven with figures dancing around a maypole within floral borders, h: 8 ft. 3.5 in. x w: 8 ft. 1 in. $2,000-3,000

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The Potomack Company – February 2, 2019 Available Lots 174 LOUIS XV STYLE SERPENTINE PARQUETRY TULIPWOOD DRESSING CABINET DECORATED WITH SEVRES PLAQUE AND ORMOLU late 19th Century, hinged rectangular top with oval central Sevres porcelain plaque opening to silklined fitted interior and mirror, front embellished with ormolu figures, set on a later fruitwood base with cabriole legs and ormolu feet - h:29 x w:18 x d:13 in. $1,500-2,500 Provenance: Tyresö Palace, Sweden, by descent, Marquis Claes Lagergren family

180 LOUIS XV STYLE MARQUETRY TABLE A ECRIRE the rectangular top with serpentine curves and floral marquetry, edged with bronze over a central drawer on ormolu decorated cabriole legs and feet - h:29 x w:28 x d:20 in. $700-1,000

175 LOUIS XVI STYLE TULIPWOOD AND VARIOUS WOOD MARQUETRY MARBLE TOP COMMODE stamped B, the shaped and serpentine mottled marble top with molded edge and outset center above corresponding case with one narrow long drawer over two deep drawers, inlaid sans transvers with a flower-filled basket and other neoclassical motifs, above a shaped skirt flanked by curved columns on tapering squared legs with marquetry and cast brass throughout - h:36 x w:60 x d:21.50 in. $2,000-4,000

181 BAROQUE STYLE OPEN ARM CHAIR the serpentine top over an upholstered back framed by open downswept arms above an upholstered seat with a carved skirt upheld by cabriole legs joined with curved stretchers on scrolled feet, great leafy print upholstery - h:49 x w:29 x d:27 in. $300-500

Provenance: Tyresö Palace, Sweden, by descent, Marquis Claes Lagergren family, Upperville, VA. Estate

243 GEORGIAN MAHOGANY TALL CHEST rectangular form with bracketed cornice over seven graduated drawer fronts, five long drawers and a middle section with two faux long drawer fronts, on a bracketed base - h:63 x w:35 x d:20 in. $800-1,200

245 PAIR OF FINE GEORGE III INLAID AND BANDED SATINWOOD DEMILUNE GAME TABLES circa 1790, each table with a hinged demilune top with half patera opening to a satinwood playing surface with top and lower board half patera making a full patera when fully opened, all with rosewood edge banding over a simple conforming frieze with rosewood banding and raised on four square section tapering legs with brass casters, with a fifth swing leg (2) h:30 x w:34 x d:17 in. $5,000-8,000 Provenance: Virginia Collection, purchased from Apter-Fredericks, London

263 REGENCY INLAID ROSEWOOD OVAL BREAKFAST TABLE the oval crossbanded top tilting over a later block on faceted flaring standard on downswept legs ending in brass casters - h:29 x w:51 x d:41 in. $1,500-3,000

270 JAPANESE LACQUER AND INLAID TWOPANEL FLOOR SCREEN, MEIJI PERIOD the carved wood frame, inset with two panels, both decorated with children at play in upper panels above a lower panel with trailing grape clusters $800-1,200

Provenance: Virginia Collection, purchased at de Havilland Antiques, London

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The Potomack Company – February 2, 2019 Available Lots 301 RARE CASPAR BUBERL (AMERICAN, 1834-1899) UNION GENERAL TERRACOTTA RELIEF FOR THE OLD PENSION BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D.C. (now National Building Museum), cast in terracotta from the 1887 mold Commissioned by Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs (1816-1892), lower left incised "C. Buberl/Fecit", lower right incised in clay "Boston/TerraCotta Co/J. T. 1883"h:35.50 x w:45.50 x d:6 in. $10,000-20,000

302 ALBERT BIERSTADT (AMERICAN, 18301902) SUNSET STUDY Oil on canvas mounted on panel: 7 x 9 in. Framed; lower right initialed in red: AB This work will be included in the upcoming catalogue raisonne on Bierstadt by Melissa Webster Speidel. $50,000-75,000 Provenance: Private collection, Kingston, New York.

Provenance: Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs (1816-1892), and by descent, Sion Hill Estate, Havre de Grace, MD

303 CHILDE HASSAM (AMERICAN, 18591935) NEW YORK CITY SHANTY, 1892-1900 Oil on canvas: 14 x 18 1/4 in. Framed; lower left signed: Childe Hassam; Painted upon his return from Paris in 1889 where he discovered the works of the French Impressionists. Childe Hassam illustrates a scene from the heart of Manhattan, a squatter’s shanty, possibly Blind Tom Foley's at Madison and 77th Street, flanked by brownstones and a modern building, with goats in the foreground. Shanties in New York City were well documented from the 19th and into the 20th century. Examples of these dwellings are depicted in the photographs of Jacob A. Riis. An 1858 classified ad states: “For Sale: A young goat, newly kidded…Inquire in 44th Street, third shanty from Third Avenue on the hill.” Recently discovered, this work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Hassam’s work in preparation by Stuart P. Feld and Kathleen M. Burnside. $500,000-800,000

308 THOMAS DOUGHTY (AMERICAN, 17931856) UPPER HUDSON - CATSKILL MOUNTAINS, 1826 Oil on board: 16 x 24 in. Framed; lower right initialed and dated: T.D. 26; Frank H. Goodyear Jr. considered that "his best period - the 10 years from c. 18251835. During this period, his work transitioned from the purer topographical scenery, with nature rendered in great detail, to more fanicful, imaginary scenery done in a looser hand." $10,000-15,000

Provenance: Burton Castles and by descent in the family

311A AMERICAN SCHOOL, POSSIBLY JOSEPH WHITING STOCK (AMERICAN, 1815-1855) CLARA KNIGHT Oil on canvas: 35 x 29 in. Framed; in the inventory made by Joseph Stock there is a mention of a Clara Wilson for his works done in 1846 $12,000-20,000

314 AMERICAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN Oil on canvas: 30 3/4 x 25 1/4 in. Framed $1,200-1,600

Provenance: Elizabeth Agnes Mitchel, descendant of Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel, married John Hanes (1898-) and by descent to the present owner; Private Collection Connecticut Exhibitions: "North Carolina Collects," The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 10-29, 1967, no.98 Clara Knight "Family of the Subject," lent by Mrs. John W. Hanes, New York Sale Date - 02/02/2019

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The Potomack Company – February 2, 2019 Available Lots 321 MARTIN LEWIS (AMERICAN, 1881-1962) PASSING STORM Mezzotint: 10 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (sight) Framed; lower left signed in plate: Martin Lewis; lower right signed: Martin Lewis imp.; verso stamped with estate stamp Lucile Deming Lewis Collection on the reverse and numbered M.29 $6,000-9,000 Provenance: Charlottesville, VA, Estate

322 ROBERT K. ABBETT (AMERICAN, 19262015) SHANNON'S FIRST GROUSE Oil on board: 24 x 29 1/2 in. Framed; lower right signed: Abbett $20,000-30,000 Literature: Gene Hill, "Outdoor Paintings of Robert K. Abbett," 1976, no. 29, 'Shannon's First Grouse", Collection of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Soutzos.

323 ROBERT K. ABBETT (AMERICAN, 19262015) BELOW EDDY'S, 1977 Oil on board: 18 x 24 in. Framed; lower left signed: Abbett and verso inscribed: Below Eddy's/The Shepaug Along the Old/Pittsfield Line/Oil 18 x 24/By Robert K. Abbett $15,000-30,000

325 CHET RENESON (AMERICAN, 1934- ) HUNTING Watercolor on paper: 18 x 28 in. (sight) Framed; lower left signed: Reneson $1,500-3,000

326 ANNA VAUGHN HYATT HUNTINGTON, (AMERICAN, 1876-1973), "WINTER NOON", CIRCA 1902 signed "Anna V. Hyatt". Stamped GORHAM CO FOUNDERS Q230 and numbered #28 on drapery; Hyatt (prior to her marriage to Archer Huntington) exhibited "Winter" (also called "Winter Noon") at the Society of American Artists annuals circa 1903. The group depicts two farm horses huddled together under a windswept blanket . The Metropolitan Museum of Art has cast number 7, marked Roman Bronze Works NY; see Conner & Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture, Studio Works 1893-1939, 1989, (illustrated, p. 73) - h:7.25 in. $25,000-35,000

328 ANNA VAUGHN HYATT HUNTINGTON, (AMERICAN, 1876-1973), BRONZE"YAWNING TIGER" marked Gorham Co. Founders Q492 #294; According to M. Forrest, Art Bronzes, 1988, (illustrated p. 318) the Gorham & Co. 1928 publication lists Yawning Tiger in two sizes. (This is the smaller size) - h:3.88 x w:13.25 x d:3 in. $7,000-9,000

334 EARLY 19TH CENTURY PROBABLY AMERICAN SILK AND PAINTED LANDSCAPE EMBROIDERED PICTURE foreground with figures, trees flanking a river, bridge with figures and horses beyond, birds in flight above, silk on painted silk ground, h: 12 x w: 16.75 in. (sight), framed $300-500

336 EARLY 19TH CENTURY SILK AND PAINTED EMBROIDERED PICTURE OF A MOTHER WITH TWO CHILDREN figures, grass and trees embroidered, faces and sky painted, h: 9.5 x w: 7.25 in. (sight), eglomise frame $100-200

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The Potomack Company – February 2, 2019 Available Lots 337 EARLY 19TH CENTURY FRENCH SILK CASTLE RUINS EMBROIDERED PICTURE depicting ruins on a hill surrounded by a lower fence with cattle and figures, flanked by trees, h: 14.5 x w: 20 in. (sight), eglomise frame $300-600

348 [DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE] SYLVANUS URBAN'S 'THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, AND HISTORICAL CHRONICLE'. VOLUME XLVI. FOR THE YEAR MDCCLXXVI [1776] D. Henry, London, 1776. Octavo, 608 [16] pages. Bound in contemporary half sheep and marbled boards, rebacked. Twelve consecutive monthly issues, plus Supplement, including August, which contains perhaps the earliest British Printing of the Declaration of Independence. The Volume covers the major events of the American Revolution, with documents, plates, and maps. There are fourteen maps and plates, in accordance with the Directions for Placing the Plates. Those of greatest interest are a Map of the Discoveries of Captain Cook, a Map of the "Country around New York and Philadelphia", Long Island, Connecticut and Rhode Island, and a Map "of the Progress of his Majesty's Armies in New York, &c." The Gentleman's Magazine faithfully chronicled the dispute between the Colonies and the Mother Country during the crucial year of 1776. Urban's Preface provides the highlights, including: Burke's Speech on Conciliation with the Colonies, Privateering, Lord North's "proposition for Accommodation," General Lee's Letter to Burgoyne, a review of Dr. Price's Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, Parliamentary Debates, Accounts of conflicts in the Colonies and Canada. The Declaration of Independence appears in the August issue, at pages 361-362. $5,000-7,500 Provenance: An Old Town Alexandria, Virginia collection

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The Potomack Company – February 2, 2019 Available Lots 349 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S 'POLITICAL, MISCELLANEOUS, AND PHILOSOPHICAL PIECES 1779' Octavo, xi, [1], 567, [7]. Bound in contemporary calf, recently rebacked in style. Archival repair to endpapers. Bookplate of Earl of Fife on the front pastedown. Uncut with wide margins. "[T]he only edition of Franklin's writings (other than his scientific), which was printed during his lifetime. It was published with Franklin's knowledge and consent, and contains an 'errata' made by him for it." (Ford 342) Franklin writes concerning national and provincial politics, the Stamp Act, wealthy smuggling, spelling, lightning, weather, and the Aurora Borealis. With a frontispiece portrait, three scientific plates (one folding), and a folding table of a "reformed" spelling convention. Ford 342. Howes F330. Sabin 25565 $6,000-7,500 Provenance: An Old Town Alexandria, Virginia collection

350 THE WORKS OF THOMAS PAINE IN 2 VOLUMES, 1797 Two Octavos in contemporary half calf, paneled spines with black and burgundy labels. Boards with some rubbing and fading. Some scattered pencil marks. Some water damage, with tide-marks visible on the lower half of each volume. Philadelphia, Printed by James Carey, 1797. With a half-title to each volume. "Common sense" has a separate title page, dated 1796. Volume 1: vi, [2], 391, [1] pages, Volume 2: [8], 130, [3], 142-368, 148 pages. Error in paging: v. 2, p. 151-152 misnumbered 131132. Bookseller's advertisement, v. 1, p. [392]. [ESTC W20948, Evans, 32633, Sabin, 58245] Previous to this edition only eleven numbers of the 'American Crisis' had been published, omitting number 10 or number 12. In this edition, without authorization by the author, other articles were added, increasing the 'American Crisis' to sixteen numbers, two of which were labeled 'Supernumerary Crisis.' There were three variations of this printing, one with 'The Age of Reason' with separate pagination, one without at the request of some subscribers, and one with a reprint of Watson's 'Apology for the Bible' bound in for subscribers requesting a replacement for 'The Age of Reason.' [Gimbel 1959, 173175] $5,000-10,000 Provenance: An Old Town Alexandria, Virginia collection

356 GROUP OF FOUR 19TH CENTURY WORKS OF AMERICANA the first, a portrait of Gen. Andrew Jackson, handcolored lithograph in color published by J. Baillie, New York; the second, an ink drawing of a Swan with dedication "For making the most improvement in writing"; the third, an ink and watercolor cut-out of a horse laid on gold textured paper and the fourth, a printed "Washington" commemorative cotton banner; each framed (4) $600-800

357 THE PORTFOLIO: AN ARTISTIC PERIODICAL 13 VOLUMES 1877-1892 Quartos, 13 volumes. In various leather bindings, some matching. Contains volumes from the years 1877-1892. Some wear and rubbing to all bindings, some ex-library, interiors clean. Illustrated throughout with full-page tissue-guarded plates, as well as numerous etchings, mezzotines, woodcuts, and sketches, within the text by hundreds of artists, including Rubens, Rafael, Herbert Railton, Alfred Dawson, James Holland, Beyle, and W. Strang. $4,000-4,500

Provenance: Charlottesville, VA, Estate 358 GAZETTE DES BEAUX-ARTS, VOLUMES 21-30, 1880-1884 10 volumes, bound in uniform half brown leather, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge of text blocks gilt. Contains the complete run of volumes 2130, published bi-annually from 1880-1884. Filled with essays on art in French and profusely illustrated with plates and engravings from artists including Adrien van Ostade, Manet, Tanerede Abraham, Sano di Pietro, and A. Menzel $2,500-3,000

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361 ASSEMBLAGE OF BASEBALL MEMORABILIA RELATED TO BOBBY THOMSON'S 1951 'SHOT HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD' shadow box with assorted items including a ticket stub from the game and a baseball signed by Thomson and Ralph Branca, with additional framed photo of the winning home run signed by Bobby Thomson, a team photo and newspaper clippings; The 'Shot Heard 'Round the World' refers to the game-winning home run by New York Giants outfielder and third baseman Bobby Thomson off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca on October 3, 1951. Thomson's three run homer in the ninth inning of Game Three won the National League pennant for the New York Giants. $2,000-4,000

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The Potomack Company – February 2, 2019 Available Lots 362 J. D. SALINGER'S 'THE CATCHER IN THE RYE' FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING Octavo, 277 pages. VG-/none. Some rubbing to gilt lettering on spine, slight cocking. Mild wear to head and tail of spine, corners. FIRST EDITION stated on the copyright page, black cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on spine. Original front flap of dust jacket loose within, from a first state dust jacket with no mention Book-of-the-Month Club statement and '$3.00' price $1,400-1,600 Provenance: The wide-ranging collection of Jeffrey M. Kaplan spans centuries and geographic locales and reflects his life as a 20th century Renaissance man and connoisseur of fine art and cultural studies. This highly curated collection reflects a variety of mediums and themes and features American modernist works on paper, European prints, Chinese ceramics and 20th century design.

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363 THREE J. D. SALINGER BOOKS: 'RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS', 'NINE STORIES', AND 'FOR ESMÉ - WITH LOVE AND SQUALOR' Three volumes total. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters is a VG/VG- First Edition, Third State, with the appropriate dedication. There is a bookplate to the front pastedown and a matching name written in ink to the ffep. The dust jacket has some mild wear and closed tearing. For Esmé, - with Love and Squalor is a G+/Fair First British Edition, Second Printing. The Dust Jacket has numerous tears and stains, but is still intact. This volume is slightly cocked, with a name written in ink on the ffep and a small stain to the bottom fore corner of the text block. Scarce in any condition. Stories is a VG/VG- Later Book Club. (3) $300-400 Provenance: The wide-ranging collection of Jeffrey M. Kaplan spans centuries and geographic locales and reflects his life as a 20th century Renaissance man and connoisseur of fine art and cultural studies. This highly curated collection reflects a variety of mediums and themes and features American modernist works on paper, European prints, Chinese ceramics and 20th century design.

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