This cute hound is sitting on his hind feet and looking out at the viewer with an off center smile and very expressive eyes. He is several tones of brown colors and is unmarked but late 19th century probably from Germany. The pitcher is in mint condition and the paws by the mouth add a charming effect.
This was a classic exhibition held in 1964 at Colby College showing the works of artists that were from or painted in Maine. 47 pages of text and photos showing both paintings and sculpture. The book was a chronicle of early collecting of Maine art.
The entire country of Wales is well displayed here with even large Victorian houses locations noted. Rivers mountains and even walking paths are noted.
An extremely beautifully carved woman in profile with a well-detailed hairstyle examining the future as she gazes straight ahead. The profile of this is one of elegance and the pin also has a gold popup to be worn as a necklace. 14K yellow gold is the mounting and in really good condition.
Cross stitched tablecloth. S is cross stitched among flowers. Includes four napkins, whoever did all this handwork really did a good job. The entire piece is one of craftsmanship and the needleworker would be very proud. This would set a nice table for a festive occasion. The colors are soft and muted.
Written on the stretcher on the back is the notation in Latin, As She Was At 17in. And, she was lovely. Almond eyes, well curled hair in an upswept fashion, pierced earrings, satin, embroidery and pearls, she was very attractive. The painting has never been cleaned, relined, or touched up. The surface could use cleaning, but the darkness adds a sense of mystery. The image shows a very confident young lady viewing the world with an elegance that reflects education and intelligence. The folds of the dress and lace edges of the costume resemble late 18th century, and without a doubt, this oil on canvas is either Italian or perhaps Portuguese. The painting has been reframed in a classic frame, probably in the 1940s.
1839 George Crukshanke Sketches by Boz Series of Prints Printed in Philadelphia A Pickpocket in Custody- $125
Sketches by Boz drawn by George Crukshank show an interesting view of early life and unusual interior backgrounds in the different views. Several of these would be suitable for framing to tell a story.
The shape of the creamer is interesting to see the bulbous base in relation to the short height. The logo of ChristChurch is very clear on the side. The top is trimmed in gold and the form is unusual.
The stormy seas are well shown at the Calais Pier and was engraved by J. Cousen and printed by D. Appleton & Co. New York. The image is black and white with a very dramatic effect of people scrfambling onto the pier from lifeboats.
The detail on this foo dog is very well done. With mouth open, nostrils flaring and one paw up this beast is ready to do its job. Coloring is an interesting blend of green, yellow and brown. The figures foot stands on a round ball or garden bench, an allusion or illusion to the carved concentric balls that are associated with the Orient. This has a partial appearance of a mud figure and the entire surface is one of interest, both in texture and color.