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.
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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…
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,