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of corner which shows damage on the frame, a foxing spot and where
the border shows that it is applied rather than printed
of titles and signature
of the 2 spots on the right side of the print and matte
WATERCOLOR COPPERPLATE ETCHING OF FIREWORKS PLACE IN THE PRATER (Vienna,
Austria), etching by Joseph Ziegler, plate is titled in both German
(Der Feuerwerks Platz im Prater) and French (La Place du Feu
d'Artifice au Prater). It has "Zielgler" on the bottom left.
It has "C.P.S.P.M." under the German title, and something that looks
like "Artaria Comple" in the middle between the titles. There is
a "23" on the top right of the print (indicating it is a bookplate?).
It looks to be on paper of high rag content. The print area is debossed
as an etching will be, but there is no handwritten signature. The
art area is 16 1/2" x 10 7/8" (41.8 cm x 27.5 cm), the matted area is 22"
x 18" and the size of the whole piece is 29" x 25" including the frame
which is 1/2" thick. The frame is gold colored wood (looks like it
is probably pine). This print looks like it was framed in the 1950's.
It is sealed up in the frame (see photos of back of frame - 1,
The brown trim
decoration around the print looks like it was applied over the the paper
(rather than printed on the paper). Also, it looks like the area
inside the border might have also been applied to the paper outside the
border (note how the paper inside the border does not have as much foxing
and aging as the paper outside the border). I am not certain that
is the situation (I cannot get the framing open to investigate further)
and I do nt have a guess as to why it would be arranged that way.
There is a very
light vertical bend (very difficult to see even in person) through the
center of the print (another reason I think this piece was originally a
bookplate). It goes though the whole print - not just the inside
area. Which leads me to believe the inside area of the print is not applied
to the outside area. The vertical bend is pretty much nonexistent
which leads me to believe that this print has been dry-mounted.
Condition - is
very good to fine. There is some foxing (spotting from age).
There are some stray marks from the printing process - in particular note
that the letters of the German title are smeared in 2 places. I am
not certain what the blue-black mark is on the bottom right of the print
(probably a stray printing process mark, but I am not certain). I
am also not certain what the brownish spot is on the right side of the
The frame a moderate
amount of wear with several dents, a few holes (see scan at left of the
corner of the print and frame) and some of the color has worn off.
Please note that what looks like a crease on the right side of the picture
in the first scan above is a light refection - there is no crease there.
I strongly prefer
the buyer to see this print before purchasing it. I live in Sayre
PA (close to Elmira, Ithaca and Binghamton NY)
|RARE 1875 PARIS
EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE METAL DIGESTER, "SUSTENTEUR LUCOTTE",
Victorian era, French made, It is marked on the lid with a double circle.
The left circle has what looks like a picture of machines and fabric and
says, "Exposition Internationale". The right circle has part of a
wreath (laurel?) and says "Paris 1875". The other side of the lid
says "SUSTENTEUR LUCOTTE". The "sustenteur" means digester in French.
I am pretty certain that Lucotte is the maker of the piece.
Over the double circle there is "Me ..... gent". I gather
from my research it ws supposed to say "Medaille D'Argent" (which
I think means it won a silver medal for design at the Exposition).
I do not know if the rest of the letters have worn off or if it was just
a poorer pressing -- I am inclined to think it is a poorer pressing.
A digester was for making an overcooked stew which was used to feed invalids
or for travel. Typically, digesters have calcium deposits on the
inside. The top screws down tight for the cooking.
is a "L" a bee (representative of Napoleon) and then a "C", the 2 on the
bottom with the hallmark is usually indicative of the weight of the metal,
this seems like the metal is pretty heavy. I think it is probably
pewter although it is not marked pewter.
The pitcher measures
6" high. It is about 5 1/2" wide at the widest point.
It is 3" in diameter at the base. The mouth of the digester is 3
1/4" in diameter.
is good to fair. There are dents around the body and lid as
shown and some light overall scratching. the lid screws down very
tight still. The lid has some heavier scratches in the one spot as
shown in the top photo. There are some irregularities in the tone
of metal where it has not aged uniformly. There are some very light
lines (like drip lines) which I think have come from an earlier cleaning.
I have not cleaned or polished this item. It has a nice patina.
There is discoloration
on the bottom which I believe is due to the mineral deposits from being
cooked in water (which is how I gather the digester is used to cook).
There are also calcium deposits on the inside of the piece. Calcium
deposits usually come out with Lime Away and a little elbow grease.
digesters are very hard to find. This one is particularly special
and rare because it is from the Paris Exposition of 1875.
for closeup of tear
FOR NICOLETTE, by Maxfield Parrish, 1903 original printing, on the
bottom left it says "? 1903 Charles Scribner & Sons, NY", on the bottom
right it says "? & Company, NY", 11 1/4" x 16", has 1" cropped off
(I think it is all off the top), GREAT COLOR, fine condition with
a tear (small hole) in the print in the rocks behind Aucassin on the right
side of the print but it does not show much because it blends in, some
wear around the edges and corners, foxing on the reverse but not on the
front, no frame #MP27857 $750.00
or reasonable offer -- Please feel free to inquire for additional
OTHER MAXFIELD PARRISH PRINTS
|ART NOUVEAU EROTIC
MERMAID CIGARETTE CASE, signed "SILVEROIN", late 1800's to early 1900's,
with three mermaids -- the one at the top left is arched back to
kiss the one on the top right, the third one's tail is intertwined with
the other 2, all around them are waves -- it is easier to see the
image in person than on my photos (shininess causes too much glare); case
is a curved pocket shape to go into a man's pocket; I have been told variously
that silveroin is "a nickel silver", "a nickel alloy" and "white brass".
I gave it a light polishing so I could be certain to report the condition
correctly, and it polished up like silver;
Inside the case
is a springed piece of metal to hold the cigarettes in place; the case
is are about 3 1/2" - 3 1/4" long, It is about 1/2" thick on the
edges and about 3/4" thick in the middle;
this ia a lovely piece -- looking bright and smooth. The top
of the case with the scene is in excellent condition. I cannot call
it perfect because it does have some very light overall scratching which
would come from light use -- but it is very light and does not detract
from the piece. There are no repairs or dents. The sides
show slightly more wear, but again nothing detracting. It is obvious
that the previous owner took special care to protect the top of the
piece because the the bottom does show wear. It has some scratching
and a line of a disruption in the surface (It does not look like corrosion
or pitting, but it is more in the surface than a scratch) on the bottom
right corner. The bottom looks much better than it does in the picture
as overall the back looks shiny. The flash over-emphasizes the scratches
of course. #TB30990 $130.00
OLD TIME CAKE WALK, 1897 LARGE CHROMOLITHOGRAPH BLACK MEMORABILIA PRINT,
shows an old time barn dance with musicians playing a banjo, accordion
and some kind of castanets; except for the face of the banjo player, the
features of the faces of the people you can see look to be exaggerated;
many of the faces are in darkness though because of the light coming through
the window, this is a gorgeous print; it is printed on very thick paper,
it has to be shipped flat because it will not roll, 20" x 13 1/2", excellent
condition with some bumps along the edges and on the corners, a shallow
crease on the bottom left corner, and a light scratch on head cloth of
the woman behind the lifted hands of the dancers, the scratch goes into
the barn area above her head too #BA28830
TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY SEPIA-TONE PRINT AND FRAME, I believe the frame is
walnut, it measures
17 1/2" X 20"
interior framing area, 19 3/4" X 23" exterior measure, frame wood
is 1 1/2" wide x 3/4" deep (click here for
close up of corner, that yellow tag is the auction tag), the print
is of a young woman next to a spinning wheel with a fireplace in the back
ground, near mint condition, no damage to print, the frame has a few indentations
that did not go through the finish. FR02
for close up
(TO 1900) MONOCHROME SEPIA-TONE PRINT OF ROMANTIC COUPLE WITH AMERICAN
ESKIMO OR SPITZ DOG IN BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE OAK FRAME, print is 14 x20",
outside of the frame is 17 1/2 x 23 1/4", I seriously doubt the frame and
the print originally went together but this is how I bought them, the print
is in very good condition with a light crease on the bottom left corner,
some roughness of the edge on the right side - a couple of the nicks
can be seen when the picture is hung, also a small tear into the pictures
area - this damage can be seen in the photo of the damage at the right,
the frame is in excellent condition with a few minor scratches and minor
wear on the corners. #SPZ 25604 $70.00
Because I do
not think the frame and the print went together originally and because
I think the print would show better with the slight damage matted in i
am willing to split the two
#SPZ 25604p $30.00
#SPZ 25604f $45.00
1800's - EARLY 1900's VICTORIAN STERLING ART NOUVEAU BUTTON HOOK, marked
"sterling", 7" long total including the hook, condition is good to very
good with some rust on the hook and a small dent/crease on one side of
the handle (I tried to get a photo of it, but the reflection off the silver
obscures it), also some very light overall scratching, overall, it looks
great -- much better than my description details sound.
#V31120 $35.00 .....
1800's EARLY 1900's ANTIQUE VICTORIAN, BRASS ORIENTAL CALLIGRAPHY BRUSH
TRAY, with birds, houses(?) and water, JAPANESE OR CHINESE, A WORK OF ART,
2 3/4" X 14", made of brass and the decoration has great detail, the decoration
comes through to the reverse side, but not in as much detail. There
are 3 groups of 4 holes through the tray. I do not know why they
are there, but I am confident they are original to the piece. The tray
has a lovely (although uneven) original patina. I was told the dark
spots of patina will come right off with a low abrasive polish, but I do
not believe in messing with patina as I prefer the older patina.
I will leave it up to the buyer to decide what s/he prefers. It is a fairly
heavy piece for its size. I got about 7 oz. Very Good condition.
The tray is straight and has no dents. There does not appear to be
any scratches on it. The only defect I see is the uneven patina which
has created dark spots on it. #MIJ31130
up of baby
up of title and signature
up of frame
PEASE GUTMANN "A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN", from around 1900 to 1910,
original frame, backing board and backing paper, 15" x 19", also marked
in small letters on the bottom left "650 c. Gutmann and Gutmann N. Y.
Made in the U. S. A.", excellent condition, some wear on the frame and
a few spots of foxing on the print, excellent color with no fading, backing
paper is torn but still intact #CI25398 $125.00
GUTMANN "AWAKENING", from around 1900 to 1910, I bought this from the same
estate as #CI25398 but the frames are different, gorgeous blue and gold
original frame, also original backing board, original backing paper is
gone, 14 1/2" x 19" outside measurement, also marked in small letters on
the bottom left "664 c. Gutmann and Gutmann N. Y. Made in the U.
S. A.", excellent condition, some wear on the frame, including some missing
blue paint as shown in the photo of the frame, some dirt has gotten into
the frame, most looks removable, but I cannot guarantee that it is all
removable, excellent color with no fading, probably some yellowing of the
paper #CI25398 $125.00
||AN EARLY BREAKFAST,
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CHROMOLITHOGRAPH PRINT OF KITTENS GETTING INTO THE CREAM
POT, probably 1890's, I cannot read the artist's name (if you are familiar
with what it says, please let me know), 8 1/2" x 13 1/2", fair condition
with foxing throughout, but the foxing
is really only visible in the light colored areas, top has been cropped
off, this was framed at one time and there is a line around the edges where
the lip of the frame was, the area that was under the frame is lighter
than the area that was exposed, if you frame out the edges the print is
then 7 1/2" x 13" #CT30889 $20.00 as
DID YOU REMEMBER
ordering this print, you will need to be patient as finding a box for it
and arranging for FedEx (I live in a very rural area) to ship it will take
a little time. I apologize for the inconvenience.
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