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The Discovery Auction

Auction Saturday November 21st, 2020 @ noon

 

 

 

101

Louis Icart (1888-1950) French, Anonymous & Madeline Scellier (b. 1928) French (three)

Louis Icart PINK LADY (H.430), 1933, color etching, signed in pencil lower right, artist’s blind stamp lower left and copyrighted upper left, image 8 ½ x 11”, full margins, frame 16 Ύ x 13 Ό” with glass; Anonymous ELEGANT WOMAN WITH FAN, watercolor on paper, sheet 13 ½ x 9 Ό”, frame 20 x 16” with glass; Madeline Scellier WOMAN WITH HAT, watercolor on paper, signed lower center right, sight 10 ½ x 8”, frame 16 Ό x 13 Ύ”, with glass. (3)

Icart with toning in margins at mat; The second with old mounting glue residue on verso and masking tape on perimeter verso; Scellier with mild toning mainly at perimeter; otherwise in apparently good condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

102

Eli Jacobi (1898-1984) American

CARD PLAYERS, linocut, initial stamp in margin lower right, image 8 x 10”, full margins, frame 16 ½ x 18 ½” with glass.

Foxing speckles in margins, otherwise in apparently good condition.

Auction Estimate $300/600

Starting Bid $150

 

 

 

103

Antal Jancsek (1907-1985) Hungarian

PARIS, oil painting on canvas, signed and inscribed Paris P 57 lower right, 24 x 30”, frame 32 Ό x 38 ½”.

Surface soiling, canvas slack at corners, otherwise in good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

104

Japanese Artist Unidentified (20th/ 21st Century) (two)

UNTITLED, ten color screenprints, each signed in pencil from the numbered editions of 1000, and four color prints, all in two frames (seven in each), sights 3 ½ x 5 ½”, with edition numbered certificates in Japanese on frame verso, each frame 36 x 11” with glass. (2)

Both in apparently good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

105

Japanese Export Porcelain Cider Mugs (18th/ 19th Century) (three)

A Japanese painted porcelain mug with gilding and handle, with scene of daily life on molded flora motif, 4” tall, 3” diameter; A painted porcelain mug with single handle, with floral and courtship motif, 5” tall, 4 Ό” diameter, A Japanese Imari-style painted porcelain mug with single handle, with floral motif, 5 Ύ” tall, 4 ½” diameter. (3)

The first and second mug with a hairline crack; The Imari style mug with repaired handle; All with some wear, glazing and firing flaws; Otherwise all in good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

106

Japanese Imari-Style Porcelain Jars (18th/ 19th Century) (two)

Two painted porcelain baluster shaped lidded jars with fluted bodies and bird and floral motifs, both with character marks underneath, each 9 Ό” tall. (2)

Some wear, glazing and firing flaws, otherwise in good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

107

Japanese Artist Unidentified (20th Century)

UNTITLED, 1966, oil painting on canvas, signed and dated on verso, 18 x 21”, discardable frame 25 x 28 ½”.

Some ingrained surface soiling, small chip lower left corner, a couple of miniscule chips, otherwise in apparently good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

108

Japanese Cloisonne Hexagonal Vases (19th / 20th Century) (two)

Two cloisonne enameled tapered vases with butterflies and floral motifs, each 8 Ύ” tall, 3 ½” diameter. (2)

Some tarnishing, some wear, natural pitting, otherwise in good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

109

Japanese Cloisonne Wine Pot (19th / 20th Century) (two)

Two cloisonne enamel wine pots, each with two handles, each 4 Ό” tall, 3 Ύ” diameter. (2)

Both with some tarnishing, some wear and natural pitting; One with some minor corrosion at the small handle base and with inappropriate sized handles preventing easy removal of inner canister; Otherwise both in good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

110

Japanese Cloisonne Brush Pot (19th / 20th Century)

A cloisonne enameled polygonal brush pot with floral motif, 8” tall, 5 Ό” diameter.

Some tarnishing, some wear, natural pitting, otherwise in good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

111

Japanese Lacquerware Chest and bowl (two)

Red and gold lacquerware chest with traditional motif and with narrative pattern on lid interior, with metal latch and handles, 9 Ό x 17 x 10 ½”; A round rosewood finished lidded serving rice bowl, 6” tall 9 ½” diameter. (2)

Chest with scuffs, scratches, wear and overall small losses; Bowl with 4” crack with associated chips inside, lid with 2” crack, scuffs, scrapes and wear to lacquer; Otherwise both in good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $200/300

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

112

Japanese Sumida Gawa Earthenware (two)

MUG; PITCHER, a pair of painted and partially glazed ceramics with handles, Mug 5 Ό x 4 Ό x 6”, Pitcher 7 ½ x 4 x 6”; Both with character stamps. (2)

Both with some wear and soiling; otherwise both in apparently good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

113

Sue Jester (20/21st Century) New Mexico; Leslie Snipes (b. 1974) South Carolina (two)

Sue Jester WAITING, circa 2001, color etching, signed and titled in pencil, plate 23 ½ x 17 Ύ”, full margins, frame 40 x 34” with glass; Leslie Snipes BEFORE WE GO INTO THE PAST, 1997, drypoint etching and collagraph, signed in pencil lower right, image 17 ½ x 13 Ύ”, sheet 19 Ύ x 15 Ύ”, frame 28 Ύ x 24 ½” lacking glass. (2)

Jester in apparently good condition; Snipes with four strips of framer’s tape on recto at sheet edges and two removed from lower sheet edge with associated skinning, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

114

Luigi Kasimir (1881-1962) Austrian & Tanna Kasimir-Hoernes (1887-1972) Austrian (two)

Luigi Kasimir CITY SQUARE, etching on chine colle over wove paper, signed in pencil lower center, image 22 Ύ x 17 Ύ”, frame 35 x 29 ½” with glass; Tanna Kasimir Hoernes PARIS, color etching, signed and numbered 31/300 in pencil, image 17 x 11 ½”, full margins, frame 25 Ύ x 19 Ύ” with glass. (2)

Kasimir with some chine colle lifting mainly in lower left corner, otherwise in apparently good condition; Kasimir Hoernes some crinkling or cockling around center (possible blistering from being unevenly laid down?), otherwise in apparently good condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

115

A. Katan (20th Century)

UNTITLED, oil painting on canvas, signed lower left, 12 x 9”, frame 15 x 12”.

Edge wear under frame, particularly upper right corner, otherwise in good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

116

Eleanor M. Keller (20th Century) American (two)

MALE FIGURE STUDIES, circa 1935, two charcoal drawings on paper, each framed with glass 28 ½ x 22 ½”. (2)

Both with some speckles and stains and some blistering (possibly mounted to board), otherwise in apparently good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

117

Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) California

WET & WILD, color screenprint, signed in pen lower right, small margins on three sides, sheet 17 Ό x 23”, in wood display frame 20 x 26” with thin plastic (scratched).

Some discoloration mainly in the blue, four small adhesive remnants from previous hinges in the corners on verso, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

118

Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) California

AIR CONDITIONER, color screenprint, signed in pen lower right, sheet 17 x 23”, in wood display frame 20 x 26” with thin plastic.

Soft handling creases, small gouge at center with associated surface loss, some minor toning, skinning on perimeter verso, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

119

Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) California

THE GROUNDWORK DOESN’T SHOW UNTIL ONE DAY, color screenprint, signed in pen lower right, sheet 23 x 23”.

A small loss upper sheet edge, mild toning and discoloration, mild cockling, soft handling creases, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

120

Lenard Kester (1917-1997) California New York

PICNICKERS, LOS ANGELES, gouache on paper or board, signed lower left, signed and titled on frame verso, sight 17 ½ x 23 Ύ”, frame 25 x 31” with glass.

Two small chips on tree behind woman, otherwise in apparently good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

121

Alonzo Myron Kimball (1874-1923) Wisconsin Paris New York

ILLUSTRATION FOR COLLIERS DECEMBER 6th, 1913, oil painting on canvas, signed lower center and dated upside down upper right corner, 40 x 26”, with Collier’s copyright stamp on verso.

2” tear upper right sky, surface soiling, scratches and scrapes, stretcher bar impressions, some hairline cracks otherwise in aged condition.

Auction Estimate $300/600

Starting Bid $150

 

 

 

122

Koichi Kawana (20th Century) Japanese

WATER BLOSSOMS, watercolor and collage on crinkled paper mounted to board, signed and stamped upper left, 15 x 20”, frame 21 x 26”.

Some professional restoration, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

123

William S. Lacy (1798-1855) British

BRITISH LANDSCAPE, circa, 1830, oil painting on canvas mounted to wood panel, 13 ½ x 18”, frame 17 Ύ x 22 x 2 Ό”.

Some blistering and bubbles (should be remounted to board), otherwise in good aged condition

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

124

Alphonse Legros (1837-1911) French & others (three)

Alphonse Legros MAN IN FORREST, etching, signed in ink lower right margin and initialed in plate lower left, plate 10 Ό x 14 Ό”, full margins, frame 18 Ύ x 22 Ό” with glass; Artist Unidentified SHEPHERD NEAR WINDMILL, color etching, signed and numbered 32/50 in pencil, image 14 Ύ x 9 Ύ”, full margins, frame 26 Ό x 20 Ό” with glass; Artist Unidentified COUNTRY STREAM, color etching, signed in pencil lower right, image 5 ½ x 7 ½”, sheet 7 ½ x 9 Ύ”, frame 11 Ό x 13”. (3)

Legros with some pale toning in margins at mat; The second in apparently good condition; The third with toning and discoloration in the margins, some small masking tape stains at the four corners verso; Otherwise all in apparently good condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

125

Richard Lehman (20th Century) American

VIEW OF LOS ANGELES FROM THE GRIFFITH PARK OBSERVATORY, watercolor on paper or board, signed on verso, sight 10 ½ x 14”, frame 24 x 30” with glass.

In apparently good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

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