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by Louis Bofferding

GABRIELLA CRESPI & PIETRO FORNASETTI

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GOCCE ORO — “DRIPPING GOLD” — CUTLERY

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Gabriella Crespi (1922-2017) designed this set of cutlery for twelve in 1974, and named it Gocce Oro — “Dripping Gold.”  It was made of 24-carat gilded copper, with steel blades for the knives, and glass inserts for the salts.  Every piece in this 78-piece set is signed.  It has 12 soup spoons, 12 desert spoons, 12 salad forks, 24 dinner forks, 4 salts, 1 serving fork, and 1 serving spoon.  Sold

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As displayed in Crespi’s Milan gallery window in 1974.

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STOVIGLIA — CROCKERY

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A complete set of twelve Stoviglia — “Crockery” —  plates by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988), all marked, numbered, and dated 1955.  Gilded and transfer printed on porcelain, each plate 10 1/4″ diameter.  $15,000

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FANTASY FLOWERS

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A pair of Jean Pillement (1728-1808) red-and-black chalk drawings of fantastical plants in French mats, with gilded frames and antique wavy glass.  They belonged to the Art Deco architect, furniture, and interior designer Armand Rateau, and subsequently to Mrs. Douglas (“KK”) Auchincloss.  12 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ framed.  $9,500

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MID-CENTURY MODERN INLAID MARBLE PICTURE

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A small Richard Blow (1904-1992) inlaid marble picture of a rooster, in the original black-painted gesso frame with a gilt inset, circa 1950.  Inlaid in the lower-right corner with an “M” in a circle for Blow’s Montici workshop.  10″ x 10 1/2″.  Sold

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20th CENTURY BLANC-DE-CHINE BERLIN PORCELAINS

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CAVORTING SEA CREATURES

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Two large porcelain sculptures of a Nereid and Triton, and a Nereid on a hippocamp, modeled by Paul Scheurich (1883-1945) for KPM, produced between 1940 and 1942 as table decorations, and bearing their mark.  Their heights are 20″ and 16″ respectively.  $10,000

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NEO-ROCOCO WALL BRACKET

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KPM porcelain wall bracket, attributed to Alexander Kips (1858-1910), circa 1900.  Height 13″.  $3,750

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A circa 1900 KPM porcelain vase, attributed to Alexander Kips, modeled in a style that blends Art Nouveau with Rococo.  Height 19 1/2″.  $3,750

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A large 19th-century European trompe l’oeil dummy board of a stone urn filled with flowers.  Oil on panel, 41″ x 42″.  $8,000

ASIAN LACQUERWARE

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An unusual 19th-century Japanese openwork box, with interior compartments, and a carrying handle.  One side slides upwards and off, and one interior wall is hinged to swing open.  Gold-decorated black lacquer, brass hinge.  20″ x 15 3/4″ x 12″.  Sold

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A rare Japanese 19th-century drying rack for a calligrapher or an artist, on which a sheet of paper could be left to dry after being painted.  Exceptionally fine gold decorations on a black-lacquered ground, with brass fittings.  24″ x 22 1/4″ x 10″.  $6,000

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Mini Altar Table

A 19th-century Japanese miniature offering table from the Meiji period.  Carved, gilded, with speckles of gold on a brown lacquer ground, and fully gilded underneath, with brass mounts.  Height 5 1/2″, length 10″, depth 8 1/2″.  $3,750

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Food Container

A Vietnamese gold-decorated, red-lacquered carrying bowl, circa 1900.  15″ x 15″.  $800

FRENCH OPALINE GLASS

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A lovely pair of Louis-Philippe urns of mat-finished opaline glass, with gilt- and red-painted decorations, circa 1840.  Height 14″.  $1,250

THINGS THAT GLITTER…

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An Austrian chandelier with a silvered-steel frame decorated with cut- and blown-crystal prisms, circa 1850.  H:  57″  Dia:  48″  Provenance:  Nicholas Salgo, New York.  $30,000

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Pair of silvered ashtrays by Steuben (one with their label), circa 1935, which was illustrated in an article on wedding gifts in Vogue, 1934 (as seen below).  L: 7 1/4″  D: 4 3/4″  H:  1 1/4″    $3,800

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Star Candlestick 1

Candlestick by Walter Dorwin Teague for Steuben, circa 1935, of cast glass, silvered-cast glass, and chromed-metal fittings.  It was reproduced in an article on table settings in Harper’s Bazaar 1933.  Height 2 1/2″.  $1,250

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Tiffany cut-glass obelisk, signed with an acid mark, 1970s.  H: 14″  $2,500

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Pair of French, rock-crystal and ormolu candlesticks made by Bagues and retailed by Bonzano, circa 1950, and reproduced in Plaisir de France 1950 (see center candlestick below).  Height 13 1/2″  $20,000

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Blue Spiral CDSK 1

English candlestick, circa 1800.  Blown and cast glass with blue-and-white spiral.  H:  13 1/2″.  Provenance:  Baron Max Fould-Springer, Palais Abbatiale de Royaumont.  $3,750

 

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Northern European, probably German mirror, circa 1710.  Mirror, with walnut and pine backing.  H: 24″ W: 15 1/2″  $5,000

 

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Napoleone Martinuzzi bowl made by Venini, Italian 1920s.  Glass with gold leaf.  H: 7 ½” Dia: 15″ $3,750

 

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Venini glass egg paperweight with purple and orange internal spirals, Italian 20th century.  H: 4″.  $2,000

 

 INVENTORY  HIGHLIGHTS

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German mirror, circa 1830, by Georg Andreas Steinhäuser (born 1779), which is nearly identical to a mirror in the collection of the Clark Institute.  Gilded wood and plaster, mirror plate.  H:  43″ W: 41″  $18,000

 

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Louis XV armchair, circa 1760.  Painted wood, upholstered in “shocking pink” silk satin.  Provenance:  Elsa Schiaparelli, Paris; Pierre Le-Tan, Paris.  Height 36″  $15,000

 

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Louis XV sofa, circa 1760.  Walnut, silk-satin upholstery.  Height 43 1/4″ length 73 1/4″ depth 33″  $20,000

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French 18th-century sculpture of a female nude, circa 1760, on a modern bronze base.  Gilt, gesso, wood.  Height 18″ (with stand), lenght 27″, depth 9″  $20,000

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Small painting by Jean Hugo, signed and dated 1927.  Gouache on paper, matted, and in its original oak frame that’s 10 3/4″ x 11 1/2″ $10,000

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Belle Epoque chaise longue, French circa 1900.  Giltwood, caning. Height 39″, length 62″, depth 26″.  $15,000

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George Platt Lynes photo of Mrs. Harrison Willams (later Countess Mona von Bismarck), circa 1940.  10″ x 8 1/4″ unframed.  $4,000

 

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Japanese sculpture of a lotus, circa 1900, retailed by John Bradstreet, Minneapolis.  Bronze.  H: 9″ Dia: 14″  Provenance: Governor John S. Pillsbury.  $5,000

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Alessandro Albrizzi rug, 1960s.  Wool.  15′ 4″ x 10′ 6″.  Provenance:  Alessandro Albrizzi, his London shop (as seen below), and then his New York apartment.  $20,000

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Large American Art Deco table, attributed to Eugene Schoen, of macassar-veneered mahogany, black glass top.  Height 30 1/4″, lenght 79 3/4″, depth 40 1/4″  $20,000

 

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Jasper Morrison 1988 table with adjustable top, not from the later production (see original invoice below), that was made from industrial parts.  Glass, steel, paint, rubber.  Height ranges from 23″ to 43 1/2″, diameter 20 1/2″.  $6,000

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Pair of Jasper Morrison side tables from 1988, prototypes (see invoice above), not from later production, of welded steel and sand-blasted glass.  Height 26″, diameter 13″, distance between struts 17″.  $6,000

 

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English drum table (Royal Dublin Fusiliers), circa 1900,of painted brass, wood, iron, and modern glass.  Height 15″, diameter 14 1/2″.  $4,000

 

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Pair of American circa 1940 pedestals, attributed to McMillen.  Walnut, marble, bronze.  H: 40″ Dia: 20″  Provenance:  Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Salgo.  $12,000

 

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French trompe l’oeil drawing, circa 1800, in walnut period frame.  Paint, silver pigment on paper.  11 3/4″ x 17 1/4″ sight; 18″ x 23 1/4″ framed.  $5,500

 

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Ruby-glass lamp, American circa 1890, now electrified.  Glass and brass.  Height 24″ including shade.  $3,750

 

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Pair of Jean Perzel standing lamps from the 1930s of brass and sand-blasted glass.  Height 67″, diameter 22″.  $30,000

 

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Adjustable mahogany and brass deck chair by Jean-Pierre Hagnauer, French circa 1950.  H: 43″ L: 36 W: 24 ½”.  $15,000

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Portrait of Emperor Meiji, his consort, and son, by Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912), 1887.  Color woodblock triptych in silk-wrapped mat and giltwood frame.  Image 14″ x 18 1/2″, framed 19 1/2″ x 33 1/2″.  $8,000

 

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Japanese female courtiers by Toyohara Chikanobu (1838 – 1912), from the 1890s.  Color woodblock diptych, in a silk-wrapped mat and a giltwood frame.  Image 14″ x 18 1/2″ image, framed 19 1/4″ x 24″.  $5,000

 

Fornasetti 1

Fornasetti “nugget” paperweight, circa 1960, of gilt and transfer-printed porcelain.  Length 4″.  $1, 250

 

Justen MB Round Mirror[1]

Justen Ladda 2012 painting of an AMG Mercedez-Benz engine, executed by ink jet on metal-leafed wood, with epoxy resin.  Diameter 11″.  $4,000

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