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Fine Art Collections & The William Emboden

Alphonse Mucha & Sarah Bernhardt Collection

October 16th, 2021 Auction 12pm

 Illustration precedes description

 

 

 

26

Conrad Buff (1886-1975) California

THREE TREES, oil painting on board, official estate signature stamp lower right, estate stamp on verso, 24 x 16”, frame 31 ½ x 23 ½ x 2”.

In good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $1800/2400

Starting Bid $900

 

 

 

27

Sergio Bustamante (b. 1942) Mexican

LARGE TOUCAN, papier Mache sculpture painted in colors, signed and inscribed artist’s proof on upper left wing, bird 41” long, overall with metal perch approximately 30 x 23 x 35”. Oral Provenance: purchased directly from the artist’s gallery by the original owner.

Rear toe right talon reattached, small loses underneath where bird rests on bar, minor surface soiling, a couple of hairline cracks, otherwise in good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

28

Carved Wood Items (four)

Two carved footed wood trays with painted and incised designs, each approximately 12 x 7 ½ x 1 ½”; Two carved wood statues, Buddha 7” length, Ganesh 6 Ύ” tall. (4)

One tray with small losses, both with overall wear; statues both with minor surface soiling; otherwise all in good used or aged condition.

Auction Estimate $50/100

Starting Bid $25

 

 

 

29

Ceramic Collection: Christy Beckwith, Design Sy (2), Ceramicist Unknown & others (nine)

A collection of nine painted or glazed ceramic items including Christy Beckwith a painted tri-footed rectangular piano dish, signed and dated 2008, 2 Ό x 11 x 4”; Design Sy a single handled pitcher and goblet, each signed underneath, 8 Ό” & 6 ½” tall; Ceramicists Unknown, Mimbres-style design charger, signed and dated 7/97 and with narrative underneath, 15 x 15 ½ x 2 ½”; Together with a double-handled earthenware platter with bird design 16 Ό” diameter 3” tall; A painted ceramic fish platter stamped Made in Italy underneath, 16 ½ x 11 Ύ x 3 ½”; An earthenware bowl 9 ½” diameter 4 ½” tall, And a 6 ½” diameter tray, two signed; Together with a large painted vessel 13 ½” diameter 10 ½” tall. (9)

Some with some minor surface soiling, otherwise all in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

30

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Russian French

YELLOW BACKGROUND (S.p.56), 1969, color lithograph poster, signed and dated in marker, retains Butterfield & Butterfield (now Bonhams) label from sale 5782K October 1993, sight 30 x 21 ½”, frame 38 ½ x 29” with glass.

A few crinkles, a few pale discoloration spots, otherwise in apparently good condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

31

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Russian French

LITHOGRAPH II 1957-1962, 1963, hardbound catalog raisonne with eleven lithographs and lithograph cover, Fernand Mourlot, Andre Sauret Editeur, published by Boston Book and Art Shop, Inc. Boston, text in English, dust jacket.

Edge wear to cover, spine light stuck, edges discolored, otherwise in good used condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

32

Chinese Celadon Jardiniθre & Celadon Bowls (four)

Chinese Celadon footed Jardiniθre with white overlay, 6 ½” tall 8 Ύ” diameter, Together with one vintage and two antique glazed ceramic bowls, the first 6 ½” tall, 14 ½” diameter, the other two 5 ½” tall, 12 ½” diameter each. (4)

All with some glazing and firing flaws, latter two with glazing cracks, otherwise all in good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

33

Chinese Fish Bowl

Painted and glazed ceramic jardiniere with crackle glaze, 9” tall, 10 Ό” diameter, weight 10 lbs.

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

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

34

Chinese Planters (19th/20th Century) (two)

A cobalt blue footed ceramic planter with white overlay 10 Ύ” tall & 12 Ύ” diameter; A blue & white narrative theme ceramic planter 9 ½” tall & 14 Ό” diameter; Both pierced at bottom, combined weight 29 lbs. (2)

Both with some staining on the interior from previous use, glazing and firing flaws, otherwise both in good aged condition.

Auction Estimate $100/300

Starting Bid $20

 

 

 

35

Mid 20th-CenturyChinese Vase

Painted and glazed ceramic, hallmarked underneath, 16” tall, 16” diameter, 26 lbs., ceramic comes with a silk--covered box, 19 x 17 x 17".

In good condition.

Auction Estimate $60/120

Starting Bid $30

 

 

 

36

Lucien Clergue (1923-2014) French & others (fourteen)

Lucien Clergue UNTITLED, gelatin silver print, signed and titled in ink on recto, artist’s stamp and numeration 4/20 PF and inscription on verso, 11 x 15 Ύ”; Together with three signed exhibition posters, each 24 x 18”; Robert Lambert UNTITLED, two tinted photograph prints, 1978, 1980, each signed and dated on verso, sheets 16 x 20” & 14 Ό x 19”; De Varona MODELS, tinted gelatin silver print, signed in pencil, 11 x 14”; Together with three Louis Lanzano exhibitions posters, each 24 x 18”; Together with Photographer Unidentified SEASHORE, color photograph, signed and numbered 2/50 on verso, 19 Ύ x 13 ½”; HORIZONTAL LANDSCAPE, color photograph, 11 x 14”, matted; Together with two antique gelatin silver prints, Cascade sight 9 ½ x 7 ½”, Jazz Singer Premier 10 7/8 x 13 7/8”. (14)

Clergue with four horizontal creases and a vertical crease center left, one Clerque poster with accretions and crease upper left corner and small creases upper right corner, another poster with some small discoloration scuffs; Lambert, one with crease lower left corner and edgewear along right side, other with tiny discoloration along right sheet edge; De Varona tiny crease lower left, hard crease upper left; Photographer Unidentified Seashore with diagonal red scuff, Landscape with scratch lower center; Cascade with tear upper center right, Jazz Singer Premier with staining and mounted to board; Otherwise all in good condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

37

Kinetic Clock & Wall Sculpture (two)

Clock with a sheet of clear plastic with printed geometric patterned face atop and a second layer of white plastic sheet with a matching printed geometric pattern mounted to a black plastic aperture for spinning, overall 16 Ύ” diameter 3 Ό” depth; Together with a welded and assembled aluminum sculpture with mat finish, 15 Ύ x 15 Ύ x 2 Ύ”. (2)

Both with dust accumulation, clock timing mechanism not working but spinning motor mechanism appears to be operational, otherwise both in good condition.

Auction Estimate $50/100

Starting Bid $25

 

 

 

38

Clock: MaSSa & Another (two)

MaSSa Mantle clock, painted wood sculpture with inset clock, signed on verso, overall 10 ½ x 17 ½ x 4 ½”; Together with a fabricated metal clock, 12 ½ x 13 x 6 Ό”. (2)

Massa clock undetermined if in working order, requires “N” size battery; second clock in non-working order and with tarnishing; otherwise both in good condition.

Auction Estimate $50/100

Starting Bid $25

 

 

 

39

Clock: MaSSa

Painted and constructed wood clock tower cabinet with two glass shelves and four and a tower light, signed and numbered 23/25 on side panel, 62 ½ x 8 x 9” excluding painted wood doorknob.

In good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

40

Clocks: Ruigrok (two)

Two painted and constructed wood clocks, one signed and one with signed placard, 27 Ύ” tall and 16” tall. (2)

Pendulum on smaller clock not working, otherwise both in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

41

Wall Clocks: Fish Clock & Chuck Burright Cheeseball Creations Intl. Ojai (two)

BIG FISH RALPH, painted wood constructed with mixed media, signed and dated 9-07 and titled on verso, overall 20 ½” long 6 Ύ” tall excluding clock hands; DOLPHIN AND WHALE, printed collage and painted wood clock, signed on verso, face 11 Ύ”. (2)

Fish clock with bends in hands, Dolphin time mechanism not working, otherwise both in good condition.

Auction Estimate $50/100

Starting Bid $25

 

 

 

42

Antiquities: Coins (eleven)

Jewish Coin B.C. Alexander Yannai (Yehonatan); Roman Periods AD: Constantine I, Gordian III, Maximianus; Together with seven ancient coins; All in plastic sleeves. (11)

In ancient condition.

Auction Estimate $300/600

Starting Bid $150

 

 

 

43

Israeli Gold & Silver Coin Collection (fifteen)

A collection of individual or commemorative proofs of seven historic gold and eight fine or sterling silver coins, all in cases with certificates or explanation sheets. (15)

In good condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1500

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

44

Israeli Silver Coin Collection (twenty-one)

A collection of individual or commemorative proofs of historic fine or sterling silver coins, all in cases with certificates or explanation sheets. (21)

Two coins with some tarnishing, otherwise all in good condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1500

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

45

Israeli Coin Collection (forty-five)

A collection of individual or commemorative proofs of historic silver, cooper, bronze and nickel silver coins, all in cases with certificates or explanation sheets. (45)

Some coins with some tarnishing, otherwise all in good condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1500

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

46

Uncirculated American Coins (sixty)

Six coin-proofs: included 1986 Ellis Island Silver Liberty Coin, 1987 Silver Dollar and Gold Five Dollar, 1986 Liberty Silver Dollar and Half Dollar (copper and nickel), 1986 Liberty Half Dollar (copper and nickel); Two 1987 & two 1986 uncirculated coin Sets with D and P marks (48 coins total); Together with Los Angeles Bicentennial Birthday Dollars (6 nickel silver coins); With cases or sleeves, most with certificates or explanation sheets; Together with four official First Day Postal covers for 50 Years in Talking Pictures. (64)

All in good condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

                                                                                               

46 A

Ten-Dollar Gold coin

1888 United States ten-dollar gold coin, approximately 16.5 grams.

Some wear from age, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $800/1200

 

 

 

47

Contemporary Artist Unidentified

ARC, metal and lacquered wood wall hanging, a signature not found, 70 ½ x 10 x 3 Ό”.

Tarnish and wear to metal collar, tiny nicks and dings in wood, otherwise in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

 

 

 

48

Contemporary Artist Unidentified

DRILL GUN &, GOGGLES, found art sculpture mounted to metal stand, stamped P R & R on goggles, incised numbers on drill gun handle, 16 ½” tall.

In apparently good studio condition.

Auction Estimate $200/400

Starting Bid $100

 

 

 

49

Contemporary Artist Unidentified

RIBBONS, painted and lacquer bent wood sculpture, a signature not found, overall approximately 45 x 75 x 14”.

One area of attachment separated, another area of attachment seems partially detached, a ribbon tip partially detached, otherwise in apparently good condition.

Auction Estimate $500/1000

Starting Bid $250

 

 

 

50

Contemporary Ceramics (four)

One black and red striped painted ceramic vase, hallmarked underneath; One enameled ceramic pinched vase, hallmarked underneath; One ceramic vase with red metallic paint and colored glass inlay, signed Weinberg 2007 underneath; One painted ceramic vessel with small opening, thin neck and decorative handle, sized from 19” to 14” tall. (4)

The last with re-attached handle, otherwise all in good condition.

Auction Estimate $100/200

Starting Bid $50

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