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Lot 7001

$325

Details: This original Salvador Dali color woodcut on watermarked BFK Rives paper comes from the famous Divine Comedy suite and illustrates Paradise Canto 9 (Third Heaven: Sphere of Venus) wherein Dante criticizes the clergy for their focus on money rather than on Scripture and the writings of the Church Fathers.

Commissioned by the Italian government to celebrate Dante's 700th birthday, Dali's Divine Comedy suite comprises 100 color wood engravings created between 1960 and 1964. The suite contains incredible imagery ranging from the grotesque to the sublime as the artist follows Dante from the deepest circles of Hell, up the mountain of Purgatory, and into heavenly Paradise.

This original print is inscribed "14/150" and "Dali" in blue pencil in the lower margin. While the suite was issued unsigned, Dali agreed to sign a subset of prints using three colored pencils: red for hell, purple for purgatory, and blue for heaven. Dali signed these prints at the FAR Gallery and the St. Regis Hotel in New York City and photographs exist of these signing sessions. Naturally, given Dali's extreme popularity, some inauthentic signatures were also added to authentic prints from the regular edition and for this reason we cannot conclusively guarantee this signature as being Dali's, although the color, style, and placement is consistent.

The print is attractively framed to approx. 12"x15". A 1960s gallery label is on verso.

Please attend our live sale to inspect and learn more about this masterful surrealist print in person.
Condition / Notes: This print shows beautifully with subtle colors and minimal toning. We identify any advance condition issues that are readily apparent during the cataloging process; no pieces were examined outside their frames/mounts, under ultraviolet light or magnification, or by a trained conservator.
Lot 7002

$1250

Details: This lot consists of a 2.21 carat loose Round-cut brilliant white diamond, measuring 8.42 - 8.49 x 5.21 mm, accompanied by GIA certification.

The full GIA Diamond Grading Report is imaged with the diamond. Please come to our preview to inspect the diamond before auction.
Condition / Notes: The color is certified J for this Round Brilliant gem with clarity of I3. The cut listed on the GIA Diamond Grading Report is fair. The report lists both the polish as good and symmetry as fair.
Lot 7003

$25

Details: This lot consists of the vintage plaques shown in the corresponding images.

These metal plaques, designed by Maurice Ascalon for Pal-Bell, are stamped "Pal Bell" and "Made in Israel" on the back. The two designs represented in this lot are a sword surrounded by wheat and two fish. Each central emblem is surrounded by writing in Hebrew. These pieces come with a card that offers a brief explanation of the product line.

Maurice Ascalon (1913–2003) was an Israeli designer and sculptor. He was, by some accounts, considered the father of the modern Israeli decorative arts movement. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, each measuring approximately 7 1/4" in diameter, may display some age/wear indications, including some minor rusting and overall patina.
Lot 7004

$70

Details: This lot comprises the original stone lithograph by Marc Chagall shown in the corresponding images.

This 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.

The double-page plate measures approx 22" x 15", and is titled "Artist and his Double." It depicts a painter at a canvas surrounded by figures--a couple embracing, a horse, a ballerina, a fish, and the Eiffel Tower, among others--against a blue background. The figures are thickly outlined in black, with the outlines comprised of hundreds of small, intertwined thin brushstrokes. Yellow paint in the sun, the cheeks of the painter, and the fish, contrasts the otherwise cool colors of the print.

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Marc Zakharovich Chagall (1887-1985) was a Russian-French artist. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints. Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century" (though Chagall saw his work as "not the dream of one people but of all humanity"). According to art historian Michael J. Lewis, Chagall was considered to be "the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists".
Condition / Notes: This color print is bright and well-preserved.
Lot 7005

$25

Details: This lot consists of the antique carved animal bone shown in the corresponding images.

This carved animal bone features an erotic scene of a man and a woman on either side. One side has what appears to be Chinese characters.

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Condition / Notes: This piece, measuring approximately 2 1/2" x 1 3/4", is largely well preserved, with some age toning.
Lot 7006

$175

Details: This lot consists of the vintage Ryoji Matsuoka acoustic guitar shown in the corresponding images.

This guitar (model 40, serial number 38439) was made in 1979 and features a rosewood fret board, mahogany neck, Indian rosewood laminate back and sides, a solid spruce top, rosewood bridge, slotted headstock, and mosaic inlay around the sound hole. It is signed R. Matsuoka on the interior label.

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Condition / Notes: This guitar is playable with some intonation/set-up issues. The body is largely well preserved. This instrument is housed in a hard carrying case.
Lot 7007

$375

Details: This iconic wood and gold-leaf hand and foot sculpture by the celebrated Mexican-American artist Pedro Friedeberg measures approx. 4"x7" 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."

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Condition / Notes: This rare original object shows beautifully with the slightly idiosyncratic patina typical of Friedeberg's work.
Lot 7008

$60

Details: This lot consists of the Lalique vase shown in the corresponding images. This piece features a bird and leaf motif and is marked "Lalique France."

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Condition / Notes: This piece, measuring approximately 4 1/2" x 5", is largely well preserved, showing only a very minor flea bite chip on the rim.
Lot 7009

$250

Details: This lot comprises the following eight (8) vintage Peanuts toys, figurines, and dolls:

Charlie Brown, rubber figurine, "N.F." mark on base

Shroeder, rubber figurine, with piano

Linus, rubber figurine, with cloth security blanket, "N.F." and "H.P." marks on base,

Snoopy, hard plastic figurine, with aviator cap, stamped 1966 on base, arms detached

Snoopy, small hard plastic ornament, stamped "Made in Hong Kong"

Lucy, Pez dispenser

Lucy, bobblehead toy on pedestal

Snoopy & the Gang, push top, made by Ohio Art, 1966 copyright notice

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Condition / Notes: These vintage toys show typical signs of age and wear. The rubber Snoopy has detached arms.
Lot 7010

$300

Details: These three early psychedelic serigraphs by Peter Max are each blindstamped, numbered, and signed in pencil in the lower margin.

Although issued separately circa 1973 as evidenced by their different edition numbers, the pieces are presented in a three-windowed custom frame measuring approx. 25"x10" overall.

One of the most famous of all living artist's, Peter Max is also a pop culture icon. His bold colors, uplifting images and an uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and has inspired many generations. Peter Max has painted for six U.S. Presidents and his art is on display in Presidential Libraries and in U.S. Embassies. Max has painted our Lady Liberty annually since America's Bicentennial and in 2000 a collage of his Liberties adorned over 145 million Verizon phone books. Max has been named an official artist of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. He has also been Official Artist of 5 Super Bowls, World Cup USA, The World Series, The U.S. Open, The Indy 500, The NYC Marathon and The Kentucky Derby.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these striking original prints in person.


Condition / Notes: These prints are bold and colorful and show minimal signs of age or wear including some marginal toning. We identify any advance condition issues that are readily apparent during the cataloging process; no pieces were examined outside their frames/mounts, under ultraviolet light or magnification, or by a trained conservator.
Lot 7011

$130

Details: This lot consists of the vintage 14-karat gold and turquoise necklace shown in the corresponding images. The necklace features a hand-made Native American pendant with ornamental leaf design, set with turquoise. It fastens with a spring clasp.

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Condition / Notes: This gold necklace measures approximately 18" with its chain unfastened, and has a pennyweight of approximately 6.4. The detailing is sharp and precise, and the gold retains its luster. The turquoise is well-preserved and glossy, with some small cracks in its surface.
Lot 7012

$175

Details: This appealing serpentine (soapstone) jar dates from approx. 1930 and likely originated in China. It features skillful allover carving and painting depicting fruit and vines. The piece measures approx. 5" tall.

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Condition / Notes: This piece shows beautifully with minimal signs of age or wear.
Lot 7013

$35

Details: This vintage gold-tone necklace with iridescent orange-colored cabochons and peridot-green rhinestones is signed Hobe.

Fitted with an an adjustable clasp, the necklace measures between approx. 13.5" and 16.5".

Hobé Cie was founded in 1887 by goldsmith Jacques Hobé, but when costume-jewelry collectors think of Hobé, they picture the tasselled and beaded necklaces made by Jacques’ son, William, who established an American offshoot of the company in 1927. That put Hobé at the beginning of the American costume-jewelry boom between the two world wars In fact, some scholars believe that Hobé actually had a hand in the phrase “costume jewelry” itself. After the younger Hobé landed in New York, but before he started his company, one of the his first assignments was to make costumes and jewelry for the "Ziegfeld Follies." According to some historians, Florenz Ziegfeld described the jewelry that accompanied Hobé’s costumes as costume jewelry. Hobé’s showbiz origins served the company well. By the 1940s and ’50s, Hollywood stars such as Bette Davis and Ava Gardner were wearing Hobé. Especially prized today are the floral pins of that era, which featured tight clusters of vermeil petals. Earlier Hobé pieces that remain popular with collectors include filigreed bracelets and pins, some of which featured Victorian-style portraits or Japanese netsuke-like figures as focal points.
Condition / Notes: This vintage costume jewelry is intact and shows nicely with mild signs of age and wear.
Lot 7014

$200

Details: This lot consists of the amethyst and diamond ring shown in the corresponding images.

This vintage 14 karat yellow gold ring (2.4 dwt) displays a possible Siberian amethyst surrounded by twelve small diamonds (1/3 total weight). The oval-cut amethyst is 1.5 carats.

This lot consists of the amethyst and diamond ring shown in the corresponding images.
Condition / Notes: This vintage ring is well-preserved, and may display some minor age/wear indications.
Lot 7015

$100

Details: This lot consists of the gold ring with marquise-shaped diamond shown in the corresponding images.

This vintage 14 karat yellow gold ring (1.5 dwt) displays a marquise cut 1/4 carat diamond.

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Condition / Notes: This vintage ring is well preserved, and may display minor age/wear indications.
Lot 7016

$100

Details: This lot consists of the vintage framed color lithograph shown in the corresponding images.

This piece, "Maison de M. Martins" by Michel Delacroix, depicts a street scene with a large house as the focal point. It is numbered 58 of 150 and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner.

Michel Delacroix (born 1933 in Paris) is a French painter in the "naif" style.

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Condition / Notes: This piece, measuring approximately 33 1/2" x 29 1/2", may display some age/wear indications, including mild scuffing to the frame. There are tears along the edges of the backing paper.
Lot 7017

$30

Details: This marvelous original color lithograph by Sarah Churchill depicting the artist and her father Sir Winston Churchill sitting on a porch is numbered 300/300 and signed in pencil in the margin.

The print dates from circa 1970 is handsomely matted and framed to approx. 26"x23".

Sarah Millicent Hermione Touchet-Jesson, Baroness Audley, born Sarah Churchill 1914-1982), was a British actress and artist, the second daughter of Winston Churchill, later Prime Minister of the UK during the Second World War, and Clementine Churchill, later Baroness Spencer-Churchill. During World War II, Churchill joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). Churchill is well known for her role in the film Royal Wedding (1951) as Anne Ashmond, romantic interest of Fred Astaire as Tom Bowen. In the same year, she had her own television show. In 1961, she appeared as Rosalind in Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Pembroke-in-the-round Theatre in West Croydon. During the course of her life she created several prints. In the 1950s Churchill produced several prints, while living in California. Later in the 1970s, Churchill commercially published a series of portraits of her father, Sir Winston Churchill through Curtis Hooper, entitled "A Visual Philosophy of Sir Winston Churchill". The series was carefully constructed by Churchill to represent her father's great drive. In the series, most of the prints were based on chosen by famous photographs chosen by Churchill, while one was based on Churchill's drawing of her father. Each print was given a quote by Sir Winston Churchill and were signed by Sarah Churchill in pencil.

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Condition / Notes: This is an attractive impression on clean paper showing some slight bowing and minor marginal creases. We identify any advance condition issues that are readily apparent during the cataloging process; no pieces were examined outside their frames/mounts, under ultraviolet light or magnification, or by a trained conservator.
Lot 7018

$275

Details: This lot consists of the Lalique "Luxembourg" sculpture shown in the corresponding images. This piece features three nude cherub figures and is marked "Lalique France."

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Condition / Notes: This piece, measuring approximately 8" x 8" x 3 1/2", is largely well preserved, showing only minor surface wear.
Lot 7019

$300

Details: This lot consists of the diamond drop jackets shown in the corresponding images.

These 14 karat yellow gold jackets (1.5 dwt) are set with five diamonds each (1 carat total weight).

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Condition / Notes: These earring jackets are well-preserved, and may display some minor age/wear indications.
Lot 7020

$15

Details: This etching with aquatint by the noted Irish-American artist Tighe O'Donoghue/Ross dates from circa 1985 and is entitled "all we are and all we seem is but a dream within a dream." The title comes from a poem by Edgar Allan Poe.

The print is numbered 81/125, signed in pencil in the lower margin, and framed to approx. 23"x32".

Tighe O'Donoghue/Ross is a world renowned printmaker and sculptor whose work is in the permanent collections of such prestigious institutions as The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Art in Washington, D.C. and the Bibliothque Nationale in Paris. O'Donoghue/Ross's graphic works are often made with multiple copper plates and multiple techniques including etching, engraving, aquatint, mezzotint, and drypoint. He is an American and an Irish citizen, recognized as the hereditary chieftain of the Rapparee Sept of the O'Donoghues of Ross.

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Condition / Notes: This print shows beautifully with minimal signs of age or handling. We identify any advance condition issues that are readily apparent during the cataloging process; no pieces were examined outside their frames/mounts, under ultraviolet light or magnification, or by a trained conservator.
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