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Lot 1001

$90

Details: This lot comprises one complete issue of Derriere le Miroir.

No. 46 (May 1952), featuring Matisse with 9 facsimile drawings

Derriere le Miroir (DLM) was a deluxe French periodical published by the gallerist Aime Maeght published without interruption between 1946 and 1982. Its issues were profusely illustrated by original prints, many color stone lithographs, by many leading artists including Braque, Chagall, Calder, Kelly, Leger, Matisse, Miro, and Bacon. Essays were contributed by such literary luminaries as Guillaume Apollinaire and Jacques Prevert.

Please attend our sale to inspect this and other issues of Derriere le Miroir.
Condition / Notes: These deluxe periodicals are complete and intact and show nicely with typical signs of age and handling including mild/occasional toning, rubbing, bumping, scuffing, etc.
Lot 1002

$325

Details: This iconic wood and gold-leaf hand and foot sculpture by the celebrated Mexican-American artist Pedro Friedeberg measures approx. 3"x4" overall and is boldly signed on the base.

Friedeberg (b. 1936) works in a richly detailed, surreal and eccentric artistic style that blends influences from neoclassical art, M.C. Escher and native Mesoamerican symbolism. He is part of a group of Mexcian surrealists that also includes Mathias Goeritz, Alice Rahon, and Leonora Carrington, Friedeberg produced his first Hand chair in 1961 and has since created numerous iterations, with some functional examples fetching in excess of $25,000 in retail marketplaces.

Notable permanent collections include MoMA, MoCA Chicago, and the Library of Congress, as well as numerous institutions in Mexico.

Friedeberg is also famous for being an eccentric character, as evidenced by this description of his typical workweek: "I get up at the crack of noon and, after watering my pirañas, I breakfast off things Corinthian. Later in the day I partake in an Ionic lunch followed by a Doric nap. On Tuesdays I sketch a volute or two, and perhaps a pediment, if the mood overtakes me. Wednesday I have set aside for anti-meditation. On Thursdays I usually relax whereas on Friday I write autobiographies."

Please attend our live auction to inspect this and other distinctive Friedeberg objects.
Condition / Notes: This rare original object shows beautifully with the slightly idiosyncratic patina typical of Friedeberg's work.
Lot 1003

$275

Details: This lot consists of the antique wall map shown in the corresponding images.

This map of Cayuga and Seneca Counties, New York, was published by A. R. Z. Dawson in Philadelphia, 1859. It is hand colored and linen backed. The top and bottom dowels are attached. Insets of Port Byron, Ovid, Auburn, Union Springs, Moravia, Weedsport, Seneca Falls, and others can be seen, as well as vignettes of various architectural landmarks. There is a table of distances and an Auburn Business Directory.

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Condition / Notes: This piece, measuring approximately 60" x 62 1/4", displays some age/wear indications, including chipping, crackling, tide markings (significant along the right side), and age toning. The lower right corner of the map is detached from the dowel.
Lot 1004

$375

Details: This striking 14k White and Yellow Gold Ring is set with a 1/3ct Old European Cut Diamond and two Garnets. The diamond from this lovely estate piece, made circa 1920, was originally set in an engagement ring and later mounted in this custom designed ring with garnets. Ring size is 5.25.

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Condition / Notes: This piece is generally well preserved but may display some minor age/wear indications.
Lot 1005

$130

Details: This handsome portrait of American hero Alexander Hamilton was engraved by James S. King (1852-1925) after the the painting by John Trumbull (1756-1843)

The original print is signed James S. King in pencil lower right, inscribed Copyright 1909 by Chas. Barmore, New York upper left, Trumbull Pinxt lower left, and bears Hamilton's signature in the plate lower left.

Another example of this print is in Harvard's Fogg Art Museum.

The print has been custom matted and framed to approx. 22"x27".
Condition / Notes: This strong and attractive impression is on paper showing significant toning and buckling. It has not been examined outside its frame and mat.
Lot 1006

$55

Details: This lot comprises the original stone lithograph by Joan Miro shown in the corresponding images.

This folding plate was executed by Mourlot for Derriere le Miroir (DLM), a deluxe French periodical published between 1946 and 1982 that featured original lithographs and other fine prints by artists exhibited by the Maeght Gallery, including Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Vassily Kandinsky, Ellsworth Kelly, Henri Matisse, and Antoni Tapies.

Joan Miro (1893-1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onward, Miro expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an "assassination of painting" in favor of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.

Please attend our live auction to inspect or inquire about these and many other art works in person.
Condition / Notes: This item is in excellent condition, with vivid colors. The two-sided double-page plate measures approximately 22" by 15" when unfolded..
Lot 1007

$350

Details: This hand-colored lithograph by noted American naturalist artist John James Audubon is titled "Cervus Macrotis - Black-Tailed Deer" and comes from "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America", imperial folio, J.T. Bowen, 1846. It measures approx. 28"x21" overall.

John James Audubon (born Jean Rabin, 1785-1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species.

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Condition / Notes: This monumental natural history print shows beautifully with some mild to moderate toning and other acceptable signs of age and wear.
Lot 1008

$70

Details: This lot consists of the vintage & antique dolls shown in the corresponding images.

The baby doll is marked "Germany / Arranbee" on the back of the neck. The girl doll is wearing a blue dress with lace trim and a lace bonnet, as well as stockings, bloomers, and shoes.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 11 1/2" to 15" tall, may display some age/wear indications, including minor chipping and light soiling. The head of the girl doll is loosely attached.
Lot 1009

$175

Details: This Iranian Gold, Tiger-Eye and Diamond ring comes with an intriguing story. The gentleman that purchased this wedding ring for his wife was the Minister of Agriculture for Iran, training to be the Minister of Defense when the Shah of Iran was overthrown. He was sent to the US to support refugees and asylum seekers during the Khomeini regime.

The ring, made in the 1960s, is fashioned from 2.3 cw of 18k gold and is set with a tiger-eye cabochon and 3 diamonds.

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Condition / Notes: This piece is generally well preserved but may display some minor age/wear indications.
Lot 1010

$700

Details: This handsome Ithaca Calendar Clock Co. No. 5 model double dial parlor clock dates from circa 1879 and was professionally restored by the company.

This clock bears a patent mark from H.B. Horton. Made in the ICC factory on State and Plain Streets in Ithaca, New York, this clock was also known as a "State Street Clock."

The clock features an elegantly finished rosewood case with decorative finials and rounded top, hinged access door, eight-day time and strike movement with papered dials and lower perpetual calendar.

Please attend our live sale to inspect this antique horological specimen in person.
Condition / Notes: This clock, measuring approx. 23"x11" overall with faces measuring 7" and 8" inches, shows nicely with mild signs of age and wear including some areas of discoloration, minor scratches, etc. The clock is accompanied by a brass winding key and is known to have run in recent years but is not guaranteed to be functional or accurate.
Lot 1011

$80

Details: This lot comprises approx. 50 vintage fraternal and scouting patches.

Titles include National Scout Jamboree, Transatlantic Council Spain, Unami Lodge WWW, Eagle Island Camp, Cub Scouts Den Mother, Black Eagle Lodge, and Valley Forge Council.

Please attend our live sale to inspect this memorabilia in person.
Condition / Notes: These patches show typical signs of age and wear.
Lot 1012

$35

Details: This like new, unworn 3PCS set designed by Eileen Fisher in a deep lavender slate grey color scheme, consists of a shell and pleated skirt with side zipper and button closure made of 97% silk 3% spandex, and a sparkling open cardigan wrap sweater in 54% rayon 38% linen and 8% polyester, are all sized Women's 2X.

Measurements for these garments are as follows:

Sweater, Shoulder to hem: 28.5", Sleeve: 27.25", Bust (at underarm): 52"

Shell, Shoulder to hem: 24.5", Bust (at underarm): 52"

Skirt, Waist to hem: 33", Waist, 39"
Condition / Notes: These garments are in like new, unworn condition., with the shell still retaining original retail tags. Please visit our gallery to inspect this garment in person.
Lot 1013

$120

Details: This lovely oil on board is attributed to noted American artist Edward L. Henry. It is titled "Landscape" and is framed in gilt wood to approx. 13"x11".

Edward Lamson Henry (January 12, 1841 – May 9, 1919), commonly known as E.L. Henry, was an American genre painter, born in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Condition / Notes: This painting shows beautifully without signs of age and wear. There are some surface abrasions on the frame.
Lot 1014

$200

Details: This fascinating pencil signed and numbered lithograph by the noted English-American printmaker John Ward McClellan dates from 1963. It is matted to approx. 24"x20".

John Ward McClellan was born in London on May 20, 1908 to American parents. After receiving an early education in England, he entered prep school in the U.S. and later attended Yale University with the intention of becoming a doctor. In 1930, he transferred to the School of the Boston Museum, then in 1932 attended the Academie Julien in Paris, followed by working trips through France, Spain and Mexico. After France, he became involved in the Spanish conflict, but was ordered to leave. Prior to World War II, he married Doris Dubow and they settled in Woodstock, NY in the late 1930's where he gained a national reputation, not only as a painter, sculptor and printmaker, but also mathematician and entymologist. He spent much time in the period before the war producing lithographs that were printed for him by George Miller of New York and later his son. During the war, prints were acquired by the Whitney Museum, the New York Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum, which sent examples of McClellan's on exhibition at home and abroad. His career was deeply influenced by two incidents in his life - the horror he encountered in entering a concentration camp during World War II and his life long love of Spain and especially the poetry of Lorca. After the war, he worked as a draftsman, did writing and cartooning. McClellan continued to work in lithography and participated in the upsurge of interest in prints in the 1930's, 40's and 50's, which resulted in many more museum and gallery exhibitions and sales to private collectors. John McClellan died in Woodstock, New York in August of 1986.

Please attend our live sale to inspect this and other interesting original graphics by McClellan in person.
Condition / Notes: This original print shows nicely with mild to moderate toning and some other signs of age and wear.
Lot 1015

$55

Details: This lot comprises one complete issue of Derriere le Miroir No. 212 (January 1975), featuring Calder with six original lithographs in colors, two on double page.

Derriere le Miroir (DLM) was a deluxe French periodical published by the gallerist Aime Maeght published without interruption between 1946 and 1982. Its issues were profusely illustrated by original prints, many color stone lithographs, by many leading artists including Braque, Chagall, Calder, Kelly, Leger, Matisse, Miro, and Bacon. Essays were contributed by such literary luminaries as Guillaume Apollinaire and Jacques Prevert.

Please attend our sale to inspect this and other issues of Derriere le Miroir.
Condition / Notes: This deluxe periodical is complete and intact and shows nicely with typical signs of age and handling including mild/occasional toning, rubbing, bumping, scuffing, etc.
Lot 1016

$475

Details: This lovely oil on panel painting by noted American artist William R. Davis is signed lower left and dated October 2012. It is titled Plein Air "View Near Ship Harbor MT Desert, ME" on verso and is framed in gilt wood to approx. 9"x11".

William Robert "Bill" Davis (b. 1952) grew up on Cape Cod during a time when the Cape was a much quieter summer vacation land. At 10 years old, he took sailing lessons at the Hyannis Port Yacht learning to sail Beetlecats and other local built wooden boats. At 14 years old, he started working at the Hyannis Theater and continued there until 1970. Attended Barnstable High School and was always found in the Art Rooms. After High School graduation and a year attending Cape Cod Community College Bill went to work for his father's Heating & Air conditioning Company. But in the late 70's, he returned to painting at night after work. In 1978 he started selling his paintings to local builders and folks in Hyannis Port. By 1982 he made the switch to painting full time. Bill had his first show at Richard Bourne Company 1983 along with an artist friend Elizabeth Mumford. The show was well received and attended by Lee Remick and Jackie Onasiss. This was the beginning of a very long list of shows all over the country. [http://williamrdavis.net/Bio.davis.html]

Please attend our live sale to view this and other original works of art by William R. Davis.
Condition / Notes: This painting shows beautifully without signs of age and wear. There are some surface abrasions on the frame.
Lot 1017

$100

Details: This select group lot of eight (8) original antique and vintage prints includes:

Color engraving of an autumn landscape, signed (illegibly) and numbered in pencil

John McGrath, etching of a landscape with hunter and dog, titled "End of Day", signed and numbered in pencil

Susan Booth Titus, color etching of a bare tree, titled "Winter Light, signed and annotated in pencil

Don Swann, etching of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, signed and numbered in pencil

Judy DeHart, lithograph of the Old Academy in Cumberland, Maryland, signed and numbered in pencil

R. Brandard, steel engraving of Swansea Harbour, Wales, from an original drawing by J.B. Pyne

B. Sands, steel engraving of The Vale of Llangollen and Crow Castle, Wales, from an original painting by C. Marshall

Gluhova, etching of the Bronze Horseman monument of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg, Russia, signed in pencil

These unframed pieces measure between 6"x8" and 24"x20".

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Condition / Notes: These works on paper exhibit a range of typical condition issues, including occasional toning, marginal tears, etc.
Lot 1018

$70

Details: This lot comprises seven issues of Derriere le Miroir:

Bazaine No. 96-97 (Apr-May 1957), with 4 original lithographs in colors, 3 in black and white, 1 double page

Bazaine No. 215 (Oct 1975), with 7 original lithographs in colors

Rebeyrolle No. 219 (May 1976), with 3 original lithographs in colors double page, 2 in black and white

Fiedler No. 116 (April 1963), with 5 original lithographs in colors double page

Fiedler No. 129 (Oct 1962), with 6 original lithographs in colors, 2 on double page

Bazaine No. 170 (Mar 1968), with 6 original lithographs in colors, 1 double page, 7 facsimile drawings, 1 double page

Bram Van Velde No. 240 (Oct 1980), with 6 original lithographs in colors, 1 double page, 7 facsimile drawings, 1 double page,

Derriere le Miroir (DLM) was a deluxe French periodical published by the gallerist Aime Maeght published without interruption between 1946 and 1982. Its issues were profusely illustrated by original prints, many color stone lithographs, by many leading artists including Braque, Chagall, Calder, Kelly, Leger, Matisse, Miro, and Bacon. Essays were contributed by such literary luminaries as Guillaume Apollinaire and Jacques Prevert.

Please attend our sale to inspect this and other issues of Derriere le Miroir.
Condition / Notes: These deluxe periodicals are intact and show nicely with typical signs of age and handling including mild/occasional toning, rubbing, bumping, scuffing, etc.
Lot 1019

$60

Details: This lot consists of the antique decanter shown in the corresponding images.

This fine Victorian piece features a cut red glass overlay with white underneath. The glass stopper is original. The decanter has a polished pontil.

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Condition / Notes: This piece, measuring approximately 12" tall with stopper, is generally well preserved with a minor bruise on the inside of the lip.
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