OBJECTS & CLOCKS

by Louis Bofferding

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Tramp Art “frame” object, American, 1930s.  Cut and fitted wood, stained.  $1,250

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Charles X encrier, or desk set, with a bust of Homer, French circa 1825.  Gilt bronze.  H: 11 2/4″.  Provenance: Sherman E. Lee, Cleveland.  Sold

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19th-century Vietnamese footed tray, of mother-of-pearl inlaid hardwood with delicate silver mounts, circa 1900.  H: 1 1/2″ L: 12 1/4″ D: 7″  $1,500

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Swiss, Green-leather folding travel alarm clock by L. Maissen in Klosters, circa 1960.  Leather, brass, painted metal.  3 4/8″ x 2 1/4″ when closed.  $1,000

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Large tray, Japanese circa 1900.  Gold and black lacquer with touches of red.  25″ x 18 1/2″ D: 2″.  Sold

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Sculpture of a carp, Japanese circa 1850.  Hardwood with inlaid black wood eyes.  L: 9″.  Sold

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A telephone box, French circa 1935, in gold-tooled leather, with a period American rotary telephone of brass and Bakelite.  Box 14 1/2″ high, 10 1/2″ wide, 9″ deep (closed).  With telephone  Sold

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Japanese yokogi (fixture to hold cooking pots over fire), of carved rosewood, iron, rope, circa 1800.  H: 32″ (incl. cord), L: 17″.  $3,750

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American swift, late 19th century.  Cherry wood & brass.  H: “23 3/4” Dia: variable.  $3,000

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Scandinavian (probably Swedish) weaving implement, circa 1800.  Carved wood, mounted on modern bronze stand. H: 34 1/4″ with stand 37″.  $3,750

Directoire cartel clock with original movement (signed Pons), French circa 1800. Faux-painted tole, ormolu, glass, silvered & hand-painted dial. H: 22” Dia: 17”. $9,000

Empire planter, French circa 1810.  Gilt bronze, painted sheet metal.  H: 8″ W: 14 1/2″ D: 6 1/2″.  Provenance: “Petite Sapho” original retailer (inscribed).  $8,750

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Napoleon III planter (with ducal crown over an “O”), French circa 1860.  Silver-plated metal mounts, oak, ceramic liner.  H: 5″ Dia: 10″ (not including handles).  $2,000

Casting of a boy’s hand (Andre), French, dated January 1 1873.  W: 5 3/8″ D: 3″.  Provenance: Pierre Le-Tan, Paris.  $ 1,500

Miniature table, French 19th century.  Walnut.  H: 9 3/4″ W: 12 1/4″ D: 9 1/2″.  $3,750

Model of a table, English 19th century.  Stained pine.  H: 5″ W: 11 1/2″ W: 5 1/4″.  $2,000

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English 19th-century photo frame in the form of a country gate by Finnigan of Manchester.  Onyx, satinwood veneer, gilt brass, silk velvet.  H: 8 1/2″ W: 6 3/4″ D: 5 3/4″.  $3,750

Small frame, Russian circa 1900.  Walnut.  10″ x 6″.  $1,000

Pair of Olof Hult urns made by Nafveqvarn (foundry),Swedish 1920s.  Cast iron.  H: 8 1/2″ W: 24″ D: 19″.  $9,000  Sold

Cartier 1938 standing desk calendar, English (London), 20th century.  “Bee” signature tooled in gold on blue leather, paper calender filler.  10″ x 8″.  $1,000

Chieftain’s pillow, Ethiopian, early 20th century.  Carved wood with corded string.  H: 7″. $3,000

Display etagere, Chinese circa 1900.  Hardwood.  H: 26″ W: 18″ D: 5 1/2″.  Provenance: Pierre Le-Tan, Paris. $3,000

Meiji offering table, Japanese circa 1880.  Gilded and lacquered wood.  H: 5 1/2″ W: 10 1/2″ D: 8 1/2″.  $3,750

Double gourd fashioned into flask, Chinese 19th century.  Gourd, hemp cord, carved wood stopper.  H: 8 1/2″.  Sold

Antique Chinese finials mounted by Jean-Charles Moreux, French 1940s.  Brass, iron, painted wood.  H: 17 1/4″.  Provenance: J-C Moreux, by descent his niece.  H: 17 1/4″.  Sold

Miniature tree, Chinese 20th century.  Jade, amber, and other hardstones in ceramic tub.  H: 18″ W: 10″ D: 6″.  $3,750.

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Chinese 1920s blue-and-white earthenware vase, 1920s, with associated Japanese giltwood flowers.  Overall height: 29″.  $3,000

Silvered cymbiola shell.  Italian 20th century.  H: 7″.  Sold

6 rock crystals, H: 4″ – 4 1/2″.  $2,000