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Eine Scho[e]ne und Kurzweilige History die dasagt von Zweyen Königs Kindern.

Eine Scho[e]ne und Kurzweilige History die dasagt von Zweyen Königs Kindern.

Auction:
3269B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Jul 23, 2019
Lot:
90
Estimate:
$500 - $700

Eine Scho[e]ne und Kurzweilige History die dasagt von Zweyen Königs Kindern. [Frankfurt am Main: Han?], 1568. Octavo, incomplete at end, title printed in red and black, illustrated with text More ...

Pliny the Younger, aka Plinius Caecilius Secundus (61-c. 113) Epistolarum Novem Addito nu[n]c et Decimo cum Panegyrico.

Pliny the Younger, aka Plinius Caecilius Secundus (61-c. 113) Epistolarum Novem Addito nu[n]c et Decimo cum Panegyrico.

Auction:
3269B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Jul 23, 2019
Lot:
186
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Pliny the Younger, aka Plinius Caecilius Secundus (61-c. 113) Epistolarum Novem Addito nu[n]c et Decimo cum Panegyrico. Venice: Joannes Rubeum, 1519. Folio, large woodcut of the scholar at work on More ...

Adrian Saxe (American, b. 1943) Ceramic Vase and Three Oil Lamps

Adrian Saxe (American, b. 1943) Ceramic Vase and Three Oil Lamps

Auction:
3265B
Auction:
20th Century Design - Jun 20, 2019
Lot:
402
Sold for:
$492$400

Adrian Saxe (American, b. 1943) Ceramic Vase and Three Oil Lamps, United States, a cylindrical vase with hook handles at bottom set on ceramic stand, artist's signature with stamped date "Saxe 79," More ...

Small Stone Oil Lamp

Small Stone Oil Lamp

Auction:
3263T
Auction:
Discovery - Jun 12, 2019
Lot:
1143
Unsold
 

Small Stone Oil Lamp, the square exterior incised with floral and geometric patterns, 2 x 1 3/4 in. Asian Art Online More ...

Kashan Votive Oil Lamp

Kashan Votive Oil Lamp

Auction:
3263T
Auction:
Discovery - Jun 12, 2019
Lot:
1367
Unsold
 

Kashan Votive Oil Lamp, Persia, possibly 13th century, stem cup with handle and pointed rim, decorated with an allover turquoise glaze, ht. 2 1/2 in. Asian Art Online More ...

Stone Carving of Winged Atlas

Stone Carving of Winged Atlas

Auction:
3263T
Auction:
Discovery - Jun 12, 2019
Lot:
1471
Sold for:
$738$600

Stone Carving of Winged Atlas, Gandharan style, the bearded and robed figure depicted crouched and looking intently to the side, ht. 7 3/4 in. Asian Art Online More ...

Black-painted Trammel with Oil Lamp

Black-painted Trammel with Oil Lamp

Auction:
3259T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Jun 04, 2019
Lot:
1042
Sold for:
$923$750

Black-painted Trammel with Oil Lamp, 19th century, the sawtooth trammel with carved inscription "AB S MA 26 1847" and additional faint inscriptions, and a hanging two-pan oil lamp, closed ht. 28 More ...

Ten Lighting Devices and an Inkstand

Ten Lighting Devices and an Inkstand

Auction:
3259T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Jun 04, 2019
Lot:
1206
Sold for:
$400$325

Ten Lighting Devices and an Inkstand, 18th/19th century, seven iron hogscraper candlesticks, two marked "SHAW," two brass candlesticks, a pewter oil lamp, and a brass inkstand, ht. to 7 3/4 in. More ...

Bronze Astral Lamp

Bronze Astral Lamp

Auction:
3259T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Jun 04, 2019
Lot:
1458
Sold for:
$400$325

Bronze Astral Lamp, 19th century, lamp-form font with round base and white glass globe, (electrified), ht. 20 in. More ...

Carved Mahogany Side Chair

Carved Mahogany Side Chair

Auction:
3259T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Jun 04, 2019
Lot:
1694
Sold for:
$197$160

Carved Mahogany Side Chair, probably Salem, Massachusetts, c. 1795-1800, the serpentine crest above a splat incorporating a carved sheaf of wheat, acanthus-carved scrolls, waterleaf carving, and a More ...

Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991)      West Street

Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991) West Street

Auction:
3248B
Auction:
American & European Works of Art - May 10, 2019
Lot:
110
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991) West Street, 1929-30, printed later, from the portfolio Berenice Abbott's New York II, published in 1979 by Parasol Press, Portland, Oregon. Signed More ...

Seven Brass Push-up Candlesticks and a Whale Oil Lamp

Seven Brass Push-up Candlesticks and a Whale Oil Lamp

Auction:
3241T
Auction:
Discovery - May 01, 2019
Lot:
1029
Sold for:
$123$100

Seven Brass Push-up Candlesticks and a Whale Oil Lamp, ht. to 11 in. More ...

Gandharan Gray Schist Buddha Head

Gandharan Gray Schist Buddha Head

Auction:
3212B
Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - Mar 22, 2019
Lot:
266
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

Gandharan Gray Schist Buddha Head, Kushan, possibly 2nd/3rd century, finely carved with heavy lidded eyes and full lips, the stone of highly polished gray schist, ht. 7 in. Provenance: Purchased More ...

Gandharan Stucco Buddha Head

Gandharan Stucco Buddha Head

Auction:
3212B
Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - Mar 22, 2019
Lot:
267
Sold for:
$431$350

Gandharan Stucco Buddha Head, Kushan, possibly 4th/5th century, the finely carved head with heavily lidded eyes and arching brows, wavy hair with pronounced topknot, ht. 8 in. Provenance: More ...

Gandharan Gray Schist Stele

Gandharan Gray Schist Stele

Auction:
3212B
Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - Mar 22, 2019
Lot:
268
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

Gandharan Gray Schist Stele, Kushan period, possibly 2nd/3rd century, the narrative panel depicts the standing Buddha in the center with attendants to his left and right, all within an architectural More ...

Gandharan Gray Schist Stele

Gandharan Gray Schist Stele

Auction:
3212B
Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - Mar 22, 2019
Lot:
269
Sold for:
$738$600

Gandharan Gray Schist Stele, Kushan, possibly 2nd/3rd century, depicting a Yakshi standing on a plinth and holding a branch, the elaborate carved drapery revealing one leg crossed over the other, More ...

Gandharan Stucco Head

Gandharan Stucco Head

Auction:
3212B
Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - Mar 22, 2019
Lot:
270
Sold for:
$492$400

Gandharan Stucco Head, Kushan, possibly 4th/5th century, the head with heavily lidded eyes and full lips, with flowing hair held together by an intricate ushnisha, ht. 8 in. Provenance: More ...

Gandharan Stucco Bodhisattva Head

Gandharan Stucco Bodhisattva Head

Auction:
3212B
Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - Mar 22, 2019
Lot:
271
Sold for:
$431$350

Gandharan Stucco Bodhisattva Head, Kushan, possibly 4th/5th century, the well carved face with heavy lidded eyes and full lips, the elaborate hair held together with an intricate ushnisha, ht. 7 More ...

Gandharan Stucco Buddha Head

Gandharan Stucco Buddha Head

Auction:
3212B
Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - Mar 22, 2019
Lot:
272
Sold for:
$431$350

Gandharan Stucco Buddha Head, Kushan, possibly 4th/5th century, the finely carved head with heavy lidded eyes and full lips, with impressed circles on the hair and topknot, traces of pigment, ht. 5 More ...

Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp Base

Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp Base

Auction:
3192B
Auction:
20th Century Design - Dec 14, 2018
Lot:
166
Sold for:
$246$200

Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp Base, Keene, New Hampshire, early 20th century, with shade rest, marked on bottom, ht. 13 5/8 in. More ...

Two Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp Bases

Two Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp Bases

Auction:
3192B
Auction:
20th Century Design - Dec 14, 2018
Lot:
169
Sold for:
$338$275

Two Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp Bases, Keene, New Hampshire, early 20th century, both with double wick burners, both marked on bottom, respective ht. 11, 8 in. More ...

Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp Base

Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp Base

Auction:
3192B
Auction:
20th Century Design - Dec 14, 2018
Lot:
170
Sold for:
$308$250

Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp Base, Keene, New Hampshire, early 20th century, marked on bottom, ht. 11 5/8 in. More ...

Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp

Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp

Auction:
3192B
Auction:
20th Century Design - Dec 14, 2018
Lot:
172
Sold for:
$308$250

Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp, Keene, New Hampshire, early 20th century, marked on bottom, ht. 21 3/8 in. More ...

Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp Base with Onion Shade Frame

Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp Base with Onion Shade Frame

Auction:
3192B
Auction:
20th Century Design - Dec 14, 2018
Lot:
173
Sold for:
$308$250

Hampshire Pottery Oil Lamp Base with Onion Shade Frame, Keene, New Hampshire, early 20th century, marked on bottom, ht. 21 3/8 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Terra-cotta Olla

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Terra-cotta Olla

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
33
Unsold
 

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Terra-cotta Olla, Teotihuacan, Mexico, c. 350-550 AD, with attached anthropomorphic head with side hair tufts, and two arms in high relief on either side, ht. 6 1/8 in. More ...

Mound Builder Stone Effigy Pipe

Mound Builder Stone Effigy Pipe

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
441
Sold for:
$9,840$8,000

Mound Builder Stone Effigy Pipe, Mississippi mound building culture, 800-1200 AD, large steatite pipe in the stylized form of a bird, lg. 9 in. Provenance: Private collection, Bristol, Rhode More ...

Two Brass Chambersticks, an Oil Lamp, and a Rush Light

Two Brass Chambersticks, an Oil Lamp, and a Rush Light

Auction:
3173M
Auction:
Discovery - Nov 15, 2018
Lot:
85
Sold for:
$215$175

Two Brass Chambersticks, an Oil Lamp, and a Rush Light, ht. to 18 in. More ...

Seven Brass Push-up Candlesticks and a Whale Oil Lamp

Seven Brass Push-up Candlesticks and a Whale Oil Lamp

Auction:
3173M
Auction:
Discovery - Nov 15, 2018
Lot:
476
Unsold
 

Seven Brass Push-up Candlesticks and a Whale Oil Lamp, ht. to 11 in. More ...

Pierced Tin and Glass Lantern

Pierced Tin and Glass Lantern

Auction:
3158T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 25, 2018
Lot:
1214
Sold for:
$523$425

Pierced Tin and Glass Lantern, probably England, mid-19th century, molded bull's-eye lens, whale oil lamp burner inside, ht. 12 in. More ...

Two Calligraphic Pictures

Two Calligraphic Pictures

Auction:
3158T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 25, 2018
Lot:
1471
Sold for:
$277$225

Two Calligraphic Pictures, R.S. Hughes, Utica, New York, 19th century, one depicting a lion, the other a running deer, inscribed on a card set at the u.r. corner "EXECUTED WITH PEN AD INK/by/R.S. More ...