FINE ART, BOOKS, ANTIQUES, NATURAL HISTORY
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B2690. AN EARLY RUSSIAN ICON, ca. 16th-18th century. With handpainted scene depicting the Mother of God surrounded by Angels and worshipers. 10.5" x 12.5". Tempera and gesso on wood panel with two slots for anti-warp cleats now missing.
B2691. AN EARLY RUSSIAN ICON, ca. 16th-18th century. Handpainted scene depicting the descent into Hell. 10.5" x 12". Tempera and gesso on wood panel with two anti-warp cleats and carved Cyrillic inscription in back.
B2692. AN EARLY RUSSIAN ICON, ca. 16th-18th century. Handpainted scene depicting five saints before the image of the virgin. 10.5" x 12.5". Tempera and gesso on wood panel with two anti-warp cleats in back.
B2693. AN EARLY RUSSIAN ICON, ca. 16th-18th century. Handpainted scene depicting the all-seeing eye of God. 10.5" x 12". Tempera and gesso on wood panel with two anti-warp cleats in back.
B2694. AN EARLY RUSSIAN ICON, ca. 16th-18th century. Handpainted scene depicting St. John? 10.5" x 12.5". Tempera and gesso on wood panel with slots for two anti-warp cleats now missing.
B2695. AN EARLY RUSSIAN ICON, ca. 16th-18th century. Handpainted scene depicting the beheading of John. 6" x 7". Tempera and gesso on wood panel with slot for anti-warp cleat now missing.
B2696. AFTER ANDREA DEL VERROCCHIO (1481-8). Italian Foundry, 19th century. Superbly rendered and detailed large copy in bronze of the famous equestrian statue of Bartolommeo Colleoni, commander of the Venetian Republic by Andrea del Verrocchio, 1481-8. 24" height, 52lbs. Bend to the staff he carries in his hand, otherwise excellent condition.
B2697. L. MORELLI. Italian, ca. 1920's. 'Reclining Girl With Tamborine'. Sculpture in white marble. Signed 'S. Morelli – Florence, Galleria Romanelli' on back of base. The bare chested dancing girl wearing only a loincloth with tassels. 15.75 inches on 5 x 17.75 inch base of beautifully patterned black and white marble which offers a perfect contrast to the figure. Choice condition and wonderful 'flapper' style.
B2698. ANNE LOUIS DE ROUSSY TROISAN GIRODET. French, 1767-1824. (Attributed to). 'Paris and Helen At The Fall of Troy'. Oil on canvas, unsigned. Brass plate on frame reading 'Girodet (De)'. Paris, sword in hand protects Helen as the Greeks battle around the Trojan Horse seen through the open door, his armour against a flaming altar to the right. 22 x 25.5 inches in frame. Four old tags in French with various references and attributions to De Girodet on verso of early internal frame. De Girodet is a well known listed artist with numerous sales up to $320,000 at Sotheby's and other major auction houses. De Girodet was a Romanticist and pupil of David and Prudhon, and produced many paintings with classical themes. Small professionally done repair at Helen's cheek & behind her shoulder, otherwise in excellent condition.
B2699. HOBART NICHOLS, 1869-1962. 'Winter Landscape With Stream'. Oil on canvas, signed lower right. 30.5 x 36.5 inches in fine old frame (a couple of flakes to frame). Finely done with especially wonderful rendering of light on snow. A listed artist whose works have sold for up to $13,000 at major auction houses. Excellent condition.
B2700. HENRI DUMONT. French, 1856-1921. 'The Alchemist'. Oil on canvas, signed lower right. Henri Dumont is a listed artist whose works have sold up to $62,500 at Sotheby's. 13 x 16 inches in frame.
B2701. N. BINGHAM. Early? 20th century. 'Ladies On A Balcony'. A very finely done work in Renaissance style. Oil on board, signed lower right. 15.5 x 19.5 inches in fine gold leaf frame. Choice quality and condition.
B2702. JOE (JOSEPH) JONES. American, 1909-1963. 'The Ancient Tree'. Artist's Proof . Signed with the title and the word 'Proof" all written in pencil. 26" x 41" in frame. A well known listed artist his paintings have sold for as much as $66,000.
B2703. J. HUBERT. French, 19th century. 'Parlor Scene'. Oil on canvas, signed lr. Several press marks. 14.5 x 17.5 inches in frame.
B2704^. SIGNED EUROPEAN LAKE SCENE. Central European, early-mid 20th century. Oil on canvas. Signed lower left. 6.5" x 10.5". Framed.
B2705. ARTHUR C. KNAPP. Mid 20th century. 'Covered Bridge in Winter'. Oil on panel, signed lower right. 23.5" x 27.5" in frame.
B2706. JOHN J. COYLE. Mid 20th century. 'Wagon Train In Monument Valley'. Oil on canvas, signed lower right. 19.5 x 31.5 inches in frame.
B2707. SILVIO GIULIO (S.G.) ROTTA. European, 1828-1903. 'Das Marchenbuch'. Watercolor on artists board. Some unfortunate stains but still a fine original work of accomplished worksmanship. 10.5 x 15 inches.
B2708. A SIGNED VENETIAN WATERCOLOR, late 19th-early 20th century. Signed lower right. The mat with nibble. 7 x 13 inches. Nicely rendered. Framed.
B2709^. A SIGNED CHINESE PAINTING ON SILK. Early-mid 20th century. Beautiful lady in garden. 10 x 12 inches. Hand cut flowers on mat.
B2710. A CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING. 20th century. Ink and pigment on paper. Signed with seal. Depicting three lively birds on willow branches. 19.5" x 28" in frame.
B2711^. A SUPERB MOGUL STYLE MINIATURE, 19th century, possibly older. Gouache, gold and ink on paper. Fine calligraphy covering verso. Court scene with ruler and his retinue of nobles, 56 in all, and each small figure rendered with wonderful detail and individual character. The border drawn with a landscape of birds and animals. 10" x 15.5". A true masterwork much better than the image can show.
B2712^. A FINE PERSIAN MINIATURE, ca. 19th century or earlier. Gouache, gold and ink on paper. Fine calligraphy covering verso. The peacock rendered with very fine brushwork. The paper 6 x 8.5".
B2713^. A FINE PERSIAN MINIATURE, ca. 19th century or earlier. Gouache, gold and ink on paper. Fine calligraphy covering verso. The peacock rendered with very fine brushwork. The paper 6.5 x 10".
B2714. AN ITALIAN DOUBLE-SIDED BOOK-FORM BOX CONTAINING FINE PLASTER IMPRESSIONS OF INTAGLIOS. Vatican Museum, 19th century. Each depicting mainly Classical figures and scenes mounted in contemporary half vellum and marbelized bound books, with a beautifully hand-written list adhered to the inside front and back covers, each medallion bearing an inventory number, containing 49 medallions of exceedingly fine detail and style. 6.5 x 10 inches. The covers taped.
B2715. TWO DINOSAUR EGGS. Dendrolithus sp. (Duckbill), Cretaceous, Kaoguo Formation, Xixia Basin, Henan province, China. Largest 4.8". One loose from matrix, the other reattached, both with much original shell.