An interpretation of the artist’s emotional response to a majestic landscape, this handsome original oil on academy board is signed lower right “M. Gross.” On the verso, it’s titled “Camp Fire” and dated 1932, lower right on the dust paper over the stretcher. A snow-covered peak towers in the background– possibly Mount Dana in the Sierra Nevadas at the eastern boundary of Yosemite–fronted by a sparkling blue lake and immense fir trees. In front of the teepee-style tent is seated a man, alone in the wilderness and relaxing in front of his campfire.
Overall, the work is 17 1/2 inches wide and 14 1/2 inches top to bottom and weighs 1 pound 10 ounces. The 1 inch wide frame is original to the painting. It is matte gilded wood, with a narrow inner gilt molding, a center strip of sponge-grained dark brown with gilt and an outer gilt molding with a simple geometric design. The painting is in great condition, with a few white flecks to the upper right of the tent against the trees the only blemish. The dust paper is torn and ragged; we’ve left it in its as-found condition but it’s easily and inexpensively replaced (be sure to preserve the title and date). The frame is good structurally, with tight corners, but has a few subtle chips here and there. There’s a double wire for ease in hanging this wonderful Impressionist landscape painting.
Japan Ginger Jar Price
Sold – Thank You – $39.00 USD Condition
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PYH – 4211 Description
This pretty lidded ginger jar with its original footed wood stand is Imari ware, a style of porcelain named for the port in Japan from which it was exported. The cobalt blue and rust are typical colors used on the pure white porcelain; on this piece, the designs are accented with a generous amount of gold. The central pattern is of flowers in Imari vases. This vase was made in the 1950’s; the paper label on the bottom, an oval navy blue “MADE IN JAPAN” with gold trim, is still intact.
The vase measures 6 inches tall to the top of the gilded knop; when on its round stand, it’s 7 inches tall. The black wood stand itself has a diameter of 5 1/2 inches. Both the vase and the stand are in like-new condition, ready to display with pride and a Japanese flair. More Details…
Floral Arrangement by Jane Hutcheson Price
$225.00 USD Condition
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PYH – 4160 Description
Designer Jane Hutcheson, charmed by the enameled French porcelain flowers of Vincennes, designed her own in clay, which The Gorham Company contracted to make in metal for their giftware division in the early 1970’s. The line was called ” Fleurs des Siècles,” meaning “Flowers of Centuries” or eternal flowers. It turned out to be one of Gorham’s best-selling gift lines. For more pictures and information please click here…
Framed Oil Painting P.G.Tiele Price
$225.00 USD Condition
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PYH – 4187 Description
This oil painting depicts one of the cobbled streets of Montmartre, looking toward the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart), one of the most iconic monuments in Paris. Painted on canvas, the street is filled with strolling people, their clothing bright against the dark walls of the buildings. The spires and domes of the basilica tower over the scene, forming a backdrop against the pale golden sky. The impressionist painting is textured with layers of impasto and signed lower left by the artist, P.G. Tiele. We’ve read that he was an Italian who tended to paint street scenes in France and Italy, although we’ve seen landscapes and seascapes by him, also. We feel that this work was done in the 1960’s. The antiqued gold painted frame with cove molding has carved leaf corner ornaments and is both heavy and well-made. (more…)
This pair of Siamese cat doorstops were hand made out of sheet metal mounted on pine bases with red felted bottoms. The realistic hand painting, done on both sides of each door stop, includes powder blue eyes and shading to the bodies that nicely simulates fur. There are tiny pierced holes along all the edges which show up basically as spots in the photographs. As you can see in photograph #2, the bases are cleverly made to tuck under the bottom edge of your door, but they can also be put to use as bookends or shelf sitters.
The overall measurements are 13 1/4 inches long, almost 3 1/2 inches from front to back and 8 inches tall to the tip of the tail. The cats themselves are about 9 1/2 inches long. The pine has a honey color stain on it but no clear top finish so it has a soft matte look. The paint on the Siamese twins is in amazingly good shape. Though they’ve likely spent their nine lives under doors, they’re in excellent condition and a great find for the cat lover or folk art collector,