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Skinner's auctions of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, held four times annually, feature a wide array of English, French, German, Dutch, and Russian offerings including fine furniture, silver, ceramics, pottery, tapestries, mechanical music, lighting, rugs, and carpets.


<p>SKINNEREuropean Furniture &amp; Decorative Artsfeaturing Fine SilverSale 2498 April 10, 2010 Boston</p> <p>European Furniture &amp; Decorative Artsfeaturing Fine SilverSPECIALISTS IN CHARGE</p> <p>Stuart Slavid Department Director, Ceramics 508.970.3278</p> <p>Stuart Whitehurst Furniture 508.970.3293</p> <p>Sara Wishart Decorative Arts, Silver 508.970.3282</p> <p>European Furniture &amp; Decorative Arts Department - 508.970.3203 General Inquiries:</p> <p>AUCTION 2498 Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 10 a.m. 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts PREVIEWThursday, April 8, 2010 Friday, April 9, 2010 12 to 5 p.m. 12 to 8 p.m.</p> <p>ABSENTEE BIDDINGTel: 617.874.4318 Fax: 617.350.5429 Online:</p> <p>GENERAL INQUIRIES617.350.5400View all lots online at www.skinnerinc.comCOVER : 786 ; FRONTISPIECE : 442</p> <p>Register Preview and Bid Live Online at</p> <p>Preview OnlineSkinner makes previewing online anytime from your home or office easy and convenient. 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Visit and click on the Buy/Sell tab to learn more about bidding live online with Skinner-Live!</p> <p>TABLE OF CONTENTS</p> <p>1 2 4 5 138 139 140 141 142 143</p> <p>Auction &amp; Specialist Information Web Site &amp; Online Bidding Provenance Lots 1-978 Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors &amp; Specialty Departments Administrative Staff &amp; Client Services Map &amp; Driving Directions Catalogue Subscription Form</p> <p>Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 138 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.</p> <p>Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2010 All rights reserved</p> <p>Provenance</p> <p>Estate of N. David Scotti, Providence, Rhode Island Lots: 10A, 103, 104, 133, 241A, 442, 460A, 464, 479, 505, 507, 509, 511, 512, 514-517, 519, 522-527, 529, 530, 533-537, 540, 546, 548, 549, 552, 556-559, 562, 567, 570, 571, 575, 577, 579, 585, 588, 589, 592, 593, 595, 596, 600, 602, 605, 606, 608, 614, 618, 622-628, 633, 640-643, 684-687, 689, 690, 692, 693, 696-699, 707, 708, 710-713, 715, 718, 721, 723-734, 736, 737, 743, 745, 747-749, 752, 754, 755, 758-767, 770-773, 775-777, 779-783, 786A, 788, 790, 793, 794, 798, 800, 803, 806, 808-812, 815, 818-820, 824, 827-8330, 834, 844, 845, 850, 859, 867, 868, 870, 877, 880, 881, 896-903, 907, 910, 915, 916, 929, 930, 936, 949, 969, 970 N. David (Nino) Scotti was a lifelong antiques collector and enthusiast, as well as a Southern New England history aficionado. Scotti, born and raised in Providence, first began attending auctions with his mother in his teens. In his twenties, he co-founded a company in downtown Providence that became Associated Appraisers Inc., an estate auctioneer.1 In the companys last thirty years, Scotti was the primary owner and manager as well as principal auctioneer. He was active in Providences cultural scene, and was an avid supporter of societies such as the Hope Club, the Turks Head Club, the Providence Art Club, and the Providence Athenaeum.1. Providence Journal, N. David Scotti [obituary], August 26, 2008.</p> <p>1</p> <p>1. Four Grainger Worcester Porcelain Items, England, 1870-1900, including a tripod vase and cover with mottled mauve, brown, and green glazes, gilt trim and jeweled finial, ht. 6; together with three ivory ground items: a potpourri and cover, gilt trim to a pierced top and bowl with molded foliate designs, dia. 5 1/2; and a pair of twohandled vases with long necks above globular bodies, gilt trim, polychrome enameled with figures of harvesters, ht. 4 3/4 in.; printed and impressed marks. $400-600</p> <p>4. Jeweled Venetian Glass Center Bowl, Italy, 20th century, red glass footed bowl with gold-painted classical scene with oceanic figures, white enamel jeweled borders, ht. 7 3/4, dia. 9 in. $500-700 5. Three Royal Worcester Porcelain Perfume Bottles, England, 19th century, each gilded and polychrome enameled, two with birds, another with foliage, printed marks, lg. 3 1/4 to 3 5/8 in. $300-500 6. Dutch Marquetry Inlaid and Carved Walnut Game Table, 19th century, with serpentine top and inset leather interior, the candle rests inlaid with cards, with frieze drawer and acanthus carved cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet, ht. 29, wd. 28, dp. 13 1/4 in. $800-1,200 7. Mid-Georgian Mahogany Candlestand, 18th century, circular top above a plain stem with ring-turned lower section and tripod base, ht. 35, dia. 14 1/2 in. $200-250</p> <p>2. Majolica Jardinire and Pedestal Base, Continental, late 19th century, polychrome enameled and gilt decorated with shells and scrolled foliates, the jardinire with pierced rim and side medallions, lg. 17, pedestal ht. 28 1/2 in. $600-800</p> <p>3. Gilt-bronze and Porcelain Compote, France, 19th century, the cherub base sustaining a branch-form arm with leaves and berries, supporting a hexagonal shaped porcelain dish hand-painted with flowers, overall ht. 24 1/4; dish dia. 9 3/4 in. $800-1,200</p> <p>6</p> <p>402</p> <p>7</p> <p>215</p> <p>8. Longwy Earthenware Mantel Clock, France, late 19th century, retailed by Tilden Thurber and Co. of Providence, Rhode Island, buffcolored ground with gilt-framed polychrome enameled cartouches, cherubs below the clock dial and flowers with musical instruments surrounding the top and to either side, artist signed Quentin, impressed factory mark, ht. 13 in. $500-800</p> <p>9. Russian Icon with Silver Riza, first quarter 19th century, riza with city mark for Moscow and hallmark for 1819, depicting Our Lady of the Sign, the center with the Virgin overseeing a circular medallion depicting the Infant Christ, the upper border portraying God the Father, and the side and lower borders painted with David, Moses, Isaiah, Sofoni, Avvakum, Elijah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and Solomon, all holding scrolls with Biblical inscriptions and surrounded by floral scrolling foliage; repouss silver gilt riza, the borders chased with anthemion, the corners applied with cherub masks, the name plates executed in white enamel and the Virgin and Child covered with a seed pearl riza set with faceted stones, ht. 16, wd. 13 3/4 in. $4,000-6,000</p> <p>9</p> <p>10</p> <p>261</p> <p>13</p> <p>261</p> <p>10. Spanish School, 19th Century The Crucifixion Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 80 1/2 x 64 3/4 in. (204.5 x 164.5 cm), unframed. Condition: Lined, retouch, trimmed tacking margins, craquelure. $3,000-5,000</p> <p>10A. Set of Three Framed British Hand-tinted Prints of Napoleonic War Naval Battles, c. 1812, published by G. Andrews, London, after original art by R. and D. Havell, the three plates depicting a naval battle between the squadron under the command of Captain Barrie and the French, each bearing header title To the Captains, Officers &amp; Crews of His Majestys Ships Pomone, Captain Barrie, Unite, Captain Chamberlayne, &amp; Scout Brig. Captain Sharpe, French matted and uniformly framed in ebonized and parcel-giltwood frames, sight size 25 1/8 x 19, frame 34 x 28 1/4 in., (not examined out of frame, fading, scattered soiling and spotting, Plate 1 with two repaired tears to lower edge). $800-1,200</p> <p>14</p> <p>11. Silk Prayer Rug, India, late 20th century, 3 ft. 9 in. x 2 ft. 6 in. $200-300</p> <p>13. Art Nouveau Giltwood and Fabric-inset Three-Panel Floor Screen, c. 1900, with undulating cresting and shaped panels, all inset with Viennese velvet panels depicting polychrome Art Nouveau motifs, ht. 70, wd. 62 in. $3,000-5,000 14. William &amp; Mary Walnut Chest of Drawers, early 18th century, with rectangular top and case fitted with two short drawers over two long drawers, on later bracket feet, ht. 36, wd. 38, dp. 21 in. $600-800</p> <p>12. Tin Glazed Faience Ink Stand, France, 19th century, polychrome enamel decorated with rococo foliate borders and floral sprays above figures in a landscape, inkpot and sander inserts, lg. 11 in. $100-150</p> <p>14A. George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers, late 18th century, rectangular case fitted with a brushing slide and four graduated drawers, ogee bracket feet, ht. 31, wd. 33, dp. 19 in. $400-600 15. Jules Moigniez (French, 1835-1894) Bronze Figure of Merino Ram and Sheep, mounted atop a rocky oval base, dark brown patination, incised signature, ht. 10 in. $1,200-1,800 15A. Italian School, 19th Century Portrait of a Man in Profile Inscribed Le D... in pen on the reverse. Oil on panel, 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (5.4 x 4.4 cm), within a hinged metal frame. Condition: Craquelure, subtle varnish inconsistencies, minor retouch. $250-350</p> <p>15</p> <p>16. Extensive Assembled Imari Decorated Porcelain Dinner Service, England, 19th century, each in underglazed blue with gold and overglazed polychrome enameled floral landscape centering floral, foliate, and cell border designs, including an oval soup tureen and cover, handle to handle lg. 12 1/2; rectangular covered soup tureen and cover, lion finial and handles, handle to handle lg. 13 3/4; two rectangular covered vegetable dishes, lg. 10; two oval serving bowls, lg. 12 1/4; square serving bowl, lg. 10 1/4; two covered sauce tureens and stands; two oval vegetable bowls, lg. 11 1/4; four rectangular serving platters, lg. 11 1/2, (2) 13 1/2, 15 1/4; four square and shallow serving bowls, lg. 8 1/2; a square vegetable bowl without cover; twelve plates, dia. 6 3/4; twenty assorted soup plates, approx. dia. 9 3/4; fifty-four assorted plates/shallow dishes, approx. dia. 9 5/8; thirty-four assorted plates/shallow dishes, approx. dia. 8 3/8; and a soup plate, dia. 9 in. $3,000-5,00015A</p> <p>16</p> <p>18</p> <p>76</p> <p>17</p> <p>19. Pair of Paris Porcelain Spill Vases, France, 19th century, cylindrical, with gold trim and polychrome enamel decorated green ground with children, ht. 7 3/4 in. $200-250 20. Mid-Georgian Mahogany Drop-leaf Table, mid-18th century, with deep rectangular leaves above a plain frieze and circular turned legs ending in pad feet, ht. 28 1/2, wd. 52 in. $1,000-1,500 21. Regency Crossbanded Mahogany Breakfast Table, early 19th century, rectangular top above a turned stem, on downswept legs, on casters, ht. 29, wd. 60, dp. 41 in. $700-900 22. Meissen Porcelain Figural Stand, Germany, late 19th century, polychrome enameled and gilt decorated, modeled with an eagle perched atop a globe supported on a triangular base with openmouth fish and shell-form dishes, underglaze crossed swords mark, ht. 6 1/4 in. $500-700</p> <p>17. Continental School, 19th Century Classical Nude Lady with Dolphin, the dolphin being ridden by two cherubs, brown patina, unsigned, ht. 25 in. $600-800</p> <p>18. Continental School, 18th/19th Century View of Fisherfolk by the Shore Initialed H.M. l.r., inscribed Richard Wilson/1714-82... in a later hand on the reverse. Oil on panel, 16 1/2 x 24 in. (41.9 x 61.0 cm), framed. Condition: Alligatoring, surface grime, retouch, skinning. $1,000-1,500</p> <p>23 (partial)</p> <p>22</p> <p>24</p> <p>333</p> <p>27</p> <p>23. Four German Porcelain Items, 19th century, three Meissen figures, a cherub with basket of flowers, ht. 3 1/4; man seated with a dog by his side, ht. 5 3/8; and a group with boy and girl with goat, all surrounded with fruiting grapevines, ht. 6; together with a Dresden box and cover, ht. 1 5/8 in.; each with underglaze marks. $200-250 23A. Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich (German, 1712-1774) Peddler at the Cottage Door Signed Dietricy = AD 1741 in the plate. Etching on paper, plate size 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (14.0 x 12.1 cm), framed. Condition: Toning, not examined out of frame. $100-150</p> <p>24. Bronzed Metal Figure of a Gypsy, Continental, late 19th century, modeled seated on a table and holding a lyre in one hand, a tuning fork in the other, in traditional attire, dark chocolate brown patina, ht. 21 3/4 in. $300-500</p> <p>25. Pierre Jules Mne (French, 1810-1879) Bronze Figure of a Pair of Foxes, Groupe de Reynards, modeled as two foxes standing over a dead pheasant, all to a raised oval base, incised signature with date 1860, lg. 12 1/2 in. $400-500</p> <p>115</p> <p>129</p> <p>25</p> <p>30</p> <p>29</p> <p>29A. Victorian Carved Mahogany Dumbwaiter, 19th century, with three dished tiers on stop-fluted and gadrooned supports, tripod base carved with flowerheads, ht. 52 in. $400-600</p> <p>26. Thirteen English Brass Tankards, England, 19th and 20th century, varying shapes and sizes, ht. 2 3/8 to 6 1/4 in. $500-600</p> <p>30. Italian School, 20th Century, in the 16th Century Style Madonna and Child Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 31 x 25 in. (78.7 x 63.5 cm), framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, scattered craquelure. $400-800</p> <p>27. Pair of Boehm Porcelain Figures of Mute Swans, 20th century, a male and female modeled amidst cattails, each model 40219, and numbered 93 in a limited edition, printed marks, ht. 19 1/4, 22 in. $2,500-3,500</p> <p>28. Louis XVI Style Carved Beechwood and Gilded Canap, of typical form with foliate carved frame, on circular fluted and tapered legs, lg. 51 in. $400-600</p> <p>31. Ten Carved Meerschaum Pipes, 19th century, including two carved with grapes and berries; a head of Cleopatra; skull in hand; spaniel; African-American with straw hat; lady and dog; semi-nude woman and cherub; wolf; and a bird. $500-700</p> <p>29. Renaissance Revival Carved Walnut Fall-front Desk, composed of antique elements, leaftip-carved cornice above a frieze fitted with two drawers and a fall-front enclosing drawers and doors, carved over all with figural pilasters, architectural arcading and leaftips, circular legs joined by an X-stretcher, ht. 58, wd. 35 1/2, dp. 15 in. $1,500-2,500</p> <p>32. Virgilio Ripari (Italian, 1843-1902) View Along the Grand Canal, Venice Signed Ripari l.r. Oil on canvas, 14 x 26 in. (35.6 x 66.0 cm), framed. Condition: Retouch, minor surface grime. $1,000-1,500</p> <p>36</p> <p>33. Thirty-one Pieces of Baccarat Crystal, France, 20th century, including a decanter with stopper, ht. 11 3/8 in.; together with thirty stemware items, including eleven water glasses, twelve wine glasses, and seven champagne glasses. $700-900</p> <p>35. Gothic-Revival Oak Side Chair, 19th century, with crenellated cresting above a Gothic arched splat and overupholstered seat, on square molded legs joined by stretchers, seat ht. 20 in. $150-250</p> <p>34. Lillihan Rug, Northwest Persia, early 20th century, (very small corner gouge)...</p>