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Casimir Geibel (1839-1896), 'Harvest Festival in Thuringia' scene with multiple figures; revelers and musicians in a village community in front of the mayor’s house. The finely painted masterpiece exemplifies Geibel’s careful depictions of very detailed figures. Casimir Geibel studied at the Art School in Weimar from 1863 together with Arthur George von Ramberg, Ferdinand Pauwels and Albert Brendel. In the 1870s, Geibel combined evocative landscapes with genre scenes in his work, especially market and harvest motifs, making him a valued painter. Between 1870-1892 his paintings were prominently represented in the Berlin Academy exhibition and at the Glass Palace in Munich including 'Harvest Festival' in 1887. Oil on canvas, reg. and signed, 80.5 cm x 112.5 cm, framed 94 x 127 cm, listed in: Boetticher, Vol I / 1, p 386 f., No. 37 (issued in Hamburg and Berlin 1887) Provenance: acquired in 1977 from an art dealer’s shop B. Koestler, Munich. Estimate $18,400. Oil on canvas, reg. and signed, 80.5 cm x 112.5 cm, framed 94 x 127 cm, listed in: Boetticher, Vol I / 1, p 386 f., No. 37 (issued in Hamburg and Berlin 1887) Provenance: acquired in 1977 from an art dealer’s shop B. Koestler, Munich. Estimate $18,400.

Casimir Geibel (1839-1896), Harvest Festival in Thuringia features revellers music making in the village community in front of the mayor's house. Casimir Geibel studied since 1863 at the Art School in Weimar at Arthur George v. Ramberg, Ferdinand Pauwels and Albert Brendel. In the 1870s, Geibel combined evocative landscapes with genre scenes in his work, especially market and harvest motifs, making him a valued painter. 1870-1892 he was widely represented in the Berlin Academy exhibition and at the glass palace in Munich with paintings, including 1887, Harvest Festival.

Unidentified Expressionist, early 20th c., snowy village at night, interesting composition with broad strokes and dark contours, oil on cardboard, signed in lower left corner, difficult to read, 50 x 40 cm, framed 73 x 63 cm. Estimate $1,500. Oil on cardboard, signed in lower left corner, difficult to read, 50 x 40 cm, framed 73 x 63 cm. Estimate $1,500.

Unidentified Expressionist, first half 20th century, Snowy Village at Night. An interesting composition with broad strokes and dark contours.

Andries Both Dircksz (ca. 1608-1641) (attrib.), Dutch Painter, etcher. Born in Utrecht, pupil to Abraham Bloemaert, toured France and Italy and known for somewhat coarse genre scenes in the tradition of Brouwers. This is a version of “Zahnarztes” (“Dentist”), of which several variations have been attributed to him. His brother Jan Both etched a sequence of the “Five Senses” in which a very similar composition of this work represents 'feeling'. Above the figures, the rough sketch of an owl in a window can be detected, as well as the image of a crouching figure. Oil on canvas, unsigned, original backing, varnished, 40 x 32 cm, framed 59 x 52 cm. Estimate: $2,300 Oil on canvas, unsigned, original backing, varnished, 40 x 32 cm, framed 59 x 52 cm. Estimate: $2,300

Andries Both Dircksz (ca. 1608-1641) (attrib.), dutch Painter. Etcher, born in Utrecht, was a pupil of Abraham Bloemaert. He toured France and Italy, and is known for his somewhat uncouth genre scenes in the tradition Brouwers. This is a version of his Dentist , of which several variations have been attributed to him. His brother Jan Both etched a sequence of the Five Senses in which a very similar composition of this work represents feeling. The group of figures in the image above features grotesque details including an owl in a window as well as the image of a crouching figure with a tapeworm.

Lotte Laserstein (1898-1993), prominent New Objectivity artist. Born at Königsberg Castle, Lotte Laserstein finished her studies in 1927 at the United State Schools for Free and Applied Arts in Berlin (Vereinigten Staatsschulen für Freie und Angewandte Kunst in Berlin) as one of the first women to graduate with honors. In 1937 she relocated to Sweden. This portrait depicts a girl from that time period, pastels on gray speckled paper, hand signed top right corner, dated 1965, 39 x 29 cm, framed with passe-partout. 59 x 47 cm. Estimate: $570 Pastels on gray speckled paper, hand signed top right corner, dated 1965, 39 x 29 cm, framed with passe-partout. 59 x 47 cm. Estimate: $570

Lotte Laserstein (1898-1993), a major representative of the New Objectivity was born at Königsberg castle. Lotte Laserstein finished her studies in 1927 at the United State Schools for Free and Applied Arts in Berlin (Vereinigten Staatsschulen für Freie und Angewandte Kunst in Berlin ) as one of the first women with honours. Then in 1937 she was exiled to Sweden.

Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980). Tiger cat, lithograph on Arches Vélin paper, 1969, signed lower right corner, left no. 126/200, with the blind stamp 'Cercle Graphique Européen', 60 x 46 cm, framed with passe-partout 92 x 76 cm. Estimate: $1,000 Signed lower right corner, left no. 126/200, with the blind stamp 'Cercle Graphique Européen', 60 x 46 cm, framed with passe-partout 92 x 76 cm. Estimate: $1,000

Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) Tiger Cat, lithograph on Arches Vélin paper, 1969.

Picasso pitcher 'Visage', Madoura, manufacture stamp, impressed mark 'Edition Picasso' and brush brand 'Edition Picasso 207/300, Madoura' design by Pablo Picasso (Málaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) around 1959, lean Henkel jug with white glaze, painted in blue and brown in the shape of a woman's face, h. 22 cm. Limit: 2000 EUR H. 22 cm. Low estimate $ 2 300.

Picasso pitcher Visage, Madoura, featuring manufacture stamp, impressed mark 'Edition Picasso' and brush brand 'Edition Picasso 207/300. 'Madoura' design by Pablo Picasso (Málaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) around 1959, jug with white glaze, painted in blue and brown in the shape of a woman's face.

Chinese Rarities

Chinese Cabinet ca. 1920, all sides decorated with culture specific paintings, two doors and one drawer, interior includes 7 drawers behind the front doors, black lacquered drawers with decorated with a floral motif, slight wear and tear, 70 x 75 x 40 cm. Estimate: $570

 

Chinese Cabinet ca. 1920. All-sides are painted with traditional Chinese decoration and features two doors and a drawer, and interior with 7 drawers and drawers lacquered black with floral decoration.

Vase, China, prob. 19th century, with polychrome painting in enamel depicting Chinese warriors on horseback, tigers, roosters etc., upper edge damaged., h. 34 cm. Estimate: $860 h. 34 cm. Estimate: $870

Vase, China, probably 19th century, all-round polychrome painting in enamel colors, fighting Chinese on horses, tigers and roosters.

In Love with Details

Sapphire diamond ring WG 750/000 with 14 fine Sapphire cabochons, total 3.22 ct in very good color and 81 brilliant cut diamonds, total 3.97 ct TW / VVS, RG 52, 14.8 g, jeweler C. Ernst in Wiesbaden, previous RRP 16 500 DM (Deutsche Mark). Estimate: $1,600 Sapphire diamond ring Estimate: $1,600

Sapphire diamond ring with 14 fine Sapphire cabochons, totalling 3.22 carat and a very good colour with 81 brilliant-cut diamonds, totalling 3.97 carat by jeweler C. Ernst in Wiesbaden.

Europe, prob. Meissen, 18th cent., After a model by Johann Joachim Kaendler 1745-46, from the series ''The Four Continents '', symbolizing the continent of Europe in the form of a female figure in ornate coat bearing a crown, scepter and orb, plus a white steed, globe and book. Modeled after the so-called. “tsar commission” of Catherine the Great, polychrome painted, gilded, H. 25 cm, the symbol of Europe with their imperial insignia is also an homage to the consignor. An almost identical copy exists in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Estimate: $900 Europe, prob. Meissen, 18th cent.,Estimate: $930

Model by Johann Joachim Kaendler 1745-46 from the series '' The Four Continents .'' European, probably Meissen, 18th century. The piece is an allegory of the continent of Europe in the form of a female figure in ornate coat with a crown, scepter and orb, plus white steed, globe and book, model of the "tsar commission" of Catherine the Great.

The allegory of Europe with the imperial insignia is also a glorification of the consignor, an almost identical copy is in the Hermitage in St.Petersburg.

Harp Chair, Design Jörgen Hovelskov 1963, execution probably by Christensen & Larsen, black-stained ash wood, rope lining, without company logo. See '1000 Chairs', p. 309, and 'Scandinavian Furniture' p. 122, minor wear and tear, 130 x 114 x 110 cm. Estimate: $900 Harp Chair, Estimate: $930

Harp Chair designed by Jörgen Hovelskov 1963,probably with Christensen & Larsen. Black-stained ash wood, lining of ropes and without a company logo.

Smither's Stories

Horizontal table clock, 18th c., gilt bronze square housing with profiled cornices on four winged paw feet, four small glass windows on the sides with a silver Roman frame. Chapter ring with engraved corners, signed Johann Heinrich Wagner. Provenance: Pirna [In 1729 Augustus the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony commissioned the watchmaker Johann Heinrich Wagner to make several watches that could be won in a lottery at court in Dresden] in the center display with Arabic numbers for an alarm setting, blued hands, hinged bottom with bell, the lower movement plate elaborately decorated with applied, engraved and gilded ornaments, hour and quarter hour chime, gait with screw and chain, two additional barrels, appears to be complete, non-functioning. 9 x 11 x 11 cm. Estimate: $4,000 Horizontal table clock, 18th c.,Estimate: $4,000
Horizontal table clock, 18th century gilt bronze square casing with profiled cornices on four winged ball paw feet, four small queroblonge glass window on the sides with screwed-on frame. Featuring a chapter ring with engraved corner applications, signed Johann Heinrich Wagner. In 1729 Augustus the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony commissioned the watchmaker Johann Heinrich Wagner to make several watches that were to be won in a lottery at court in Dresden. With arab numbers for alarm setting, blue hands, hinged bottom with bell, lower movement plate richly decorated with applied, engraved and gilded ornaments and probably hour and quarter hour chime.

Music box with songbird, Germany, circa 1920, J. Kurz & Co., Hanau, sterling silver 925/000, rectangular case with rich relief decorations, floral and putto motifs, front includes sliding mechanism, cover with spring lid, including mechanically moving bird, functional, with a beautiful voice, sawn out cartridge, complete with key, 4 x 10 x 6.5 cm, gross weight about 538g. Estimate: $2,000 Music box with songbird, Estimate: $2,200

Songbird Machine, German, circa 1920 by J. Kurz & Co., Hanau. Sterling silver in a rectangular case with rich relief decoration, floral and putto motives, front with sliding mechanism, cover with spring lid, including mechanically moving bird, functional, with a beautiful voice, sawn out cartridge, complete with key.

Sword, Styria ca. 1600, double-edged, flexible blade, asymmetrical with ring guard and lateral brackets, hilt covered with fine iron mesh, total l. 97 cm. Estimate: $1,700 Sword, Styria ca. 1600, Estimate: $1,700

Styrian sword around from 1600, double-edged, flexible blade, asymmetrical guard with guard ring and lateral brackets and with a hilt covered with fine mesh iron mesh.

 

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