European and American Decorative Arts
Painted Indonesian-Bali Small Mask, 19th C.
Exceptionally well carved gourd and painted Indonesian miniature mask. This folky face has an extended nose and great great old surface. Circa 19th C.
Condition: Good condition with minor paint losses.
Size: 4 inches T, 3 inches W, 2.6 inches D
Price: $575.00 - inquiries welcome
Catalog #: bali Head
Fine Chinoiserie school whimsical engraving by ....of the Rotunda.
Price: $450.00 - inquiries welcome
Catalog #: Engravrotunda
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Green Wedgewood Nantucket Plate 19th C.
A very unusual and rare Wedgewood plate with a central reserve depicting Nantucket Harbor with Brant's Point light and lighthouse(s). This plate was bought at an estate auction of things belonging to a longtime Nantucket family. It is not marked, however we feel fairly confident it is Wedgewood.
Condition: In good condition with old restorations.
Size: 10.1 Inches wide
Price: $300.00 - inquiries welcome
Catalog #: Nantucket
French or Dutch Fan Gouache of The New Land 1680
We are very pleased to offer a finely painted and very interestingly done French or Dutch 17th C. gouache of a genre scene depicting a festive gathering among palm trees and figures wearing what appear to be Naitive American headressess. Centered in the image is an American Turkey being srenated by a youn costumed man with a zither or guitar. In the scene is a man cooking over an open fire with boiling pots as people gather in what is obviously some type of celebration.
This painting was done originally as a mount for a fan. If you examine the work closely the "cut" or "edge" line can be seen that arches over the painting. You can also see less obviously the radiating lines where the fan blades would be attached. I believe this painting was done to display a feast in "The New Land". The only place in the world at that time, that I am aware of, where you have palm trees, parrots, Turkeys and people who wear feathered headresses is North America.
Condition: Fine condition, minor flaking.
Size: Site 16" x 9.25" Frame Size 22.25" x 16"
Price: $4,250.00 - inquiries welcome
Catalog #: fanptg
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