PREMIER FINE ART & ANTIQUES AUCTION

PREMIER FINE ART & ANTIQUES AUCTION

Tuesday, August 29, 2023  |  10:00 AM Eastern
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PREMIER FINE ART & ANTIQUES AUCTION

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Our upcoming August 29th 2023 Premier Fine Art & Antiques auction will span multiple genres of collectibles, including Fine Paintings & Art, Jewelry & Silver, Orientalia, Rare Glass & Lamps, Early & Victorian Furniture, Decoys, Carvings, Coin-Op, & MORE!
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GEORGE MCCONNELL (1852-1929, American) PORTLAND

Lot # 1001 (Sale Order: 1 of 771)      

HEADLIGHT. Oil on artist board depicting Portland Lighthouse with outbuildings on the left with waves breaking on the rocks in the foreground. Large sailing ships in the ...moredistance against cloud filled background. Signed and dated lower left "Geo. McConnell" and "1906". Housed in a gold molded repainted frame. Academy board label for "Gould & Whipple, Portland, ME" on the reverse. SIZE: 14" x 24 1/4" sight. Overall 17 3/4" x 28". PROVENANCE: From the Bevinn O'Brien Estate of Portland, Maine. CONDITION: very good. (05-5/TG). $1,000-2,000.

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GEORGE MCCONNELL (1852-1929, American) ROOSTER AND

Lot # 1002 (Sale Order: 2 of 771)      

HEN. Oil on artist board depicting a rooster and a hen in a barnyard with gate. Signed and dated lower left "Geo. McConnell" and "1890". Housed in an ornate molded gesso ...moreand pine deep gold leaf frame. SIZE: 13" x 16" sight. Overall 19 3/4" x 22 3/4". PROVENANCE: From the Bevinn O'Brien Estate of Portland, Maine. CONDITION: very good untouched condition. (05-8/TG). $800-1,200.

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GUS HIGGINS (1863-1909) "WAR NEWS!".

Lot # 1003 (Sale Order: 3 of 771)      

Oil on artist board. Gus (Gustaf) Henning Higgins. Depicting a disabled veteran with cane and peg leg standing with newspaper about civil war. Signed and dated lower left...more "Gus. Higgins-04". Housed in a mid-century molded frame in gold wash. SIZE: 14" x 8 3/4" sight. Overall 17" x 11 1/2". PROVENANCE: From the Bevinn O'Brien Estate of Portland, Maine. CONDITION: painting is thin in several areas. (05-7/TG). $500-700.

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GEORGE M. HATHAWAY (1852-1903, American) SCHOONER

Lot # 1004 (Sale Order: 4 of 771)      

HEAD, MT. DESERT, MAINE. This unsigned oil on artist board depicting Schooner Point in the foreground left facing. Sailboats in the distance on calm waters. Housed in a g...moreold gesso and wood frame. Diamond shaped label on reverse "Pettes & Leathe Fine Arts, St. Louis". Titled on verso in pencil script "Schooner Head, Mt. Desert Maine". SIZE: 4 3/8" x 7 5/8". CONDITION: painting with original surface, otherwise very good. Frame with minor losses of gesso at lower left and right facing, with wear to gilt surface on inner liner. (05-351/TG). $800-1,200.

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FINE FOLK ART PORTRAIT OF A BROOK TROUT.

Lot # 1005 (Sale Order: 5 of 771)      

Late 19th century, New England. This unsigned oil on canvas depicts a trophy brook trout posed in a wooded landscape, fly rod and fly arranged in the lower right corner. ...moreHoused in a lemon gold molded deep frame. SIZE: 14" x 24". Overall 20" x 30 1/2". CONDITION: painting retains original surface with stable craquelure. Two very old small patches on verso. (05-350/TG). $750-1,250.

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JANE PETERSON (American, 1876-1965) GREEN SCHOONER

Lot # 1006 (Sale Order: 6 of 771)      

AT DOCK. Oil on board depicting a coastal schooner with green hull tied up at the dock. Signed lower right "Jane Peterson". Housed in a giltwood molded Larson-Juhl frame....more She accompanied Louis Comfort Tiffany on a painting exhibition in his private rail car from whom she later received a commission to paint his portrait. She had a multitude of successful one-person shows throughout her career. SIZE: 20" h x 23" w. Overall 25 1/4" h x 28 1/2" w. CONDITION: very good. Professionally cleaned with very minor inpainting primarily in the rigging. (05-242/JJ). $2,500-5,000.

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CHARLES HERBERT WOODBURY (American, 1864-1940)

Lot # 1007 (Sale Order: 7 of 771)      

"A BEACH SCENE". Oil on artist board, signed lower right "Charles H. Woodbury". Housed in a molded gold wood frame. SIZE: Work is 9" x 12". Overall is 14 1/2" x 17 1/2". ...moreCONDITION: very good to excellent. (05-121/JJ). $4,000-6,500.

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DESIRABLE CHARLES SCHULZ 4 PANEL PEANUT'S COMIC

Lot # 1008 (Sale Order: 8 of 771)      

STRIP. Circa 1960. As stated in affixed strip on 1st panel reading "Tm. Reg. U. S. Pat. Off.-All Rights Reserved / Copr. 1960 by United Feature Syndicate Inc.". First 2 p...moreanels are divided vertically from last 2 panels with fold mark. 3rd panel "9-16" in hand of artist, 4th panel signed "Schulz" in artist hand above a rectangular area of white which was applied to the page. Housed in a gesso molded silvered wood frame of the period. The consignor had been gifted this Peanuts strip by her aunt Thelma Petz. According to family history, Thelma was in the hospital for a while after a knee surgery; a relative of Charles Schulz that was his niece or one of Schulz's children was her nurse who apparently liked Thelma and told Schulz about her. Schulz autographed the strip at the top of one of the panels and wished Thelma a speedy recovery. Over the years the inked autograph faded almost completely away, you can now just barely see some of the letters. SIZE: 7" x 29". Overall 9 1/4" x 31". CONDITION: very good, original condition apart from the text script attached to 1st panel and white at upper right of 4th panel. (02-18003/TG). $10,000-20,000.

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FRANK HENRY SHAPLEIGH (American, 1842-1906) "MILL

Lot # 1009 (Sale Order: 9 of 771)      

IN JACKSON, N.H." Oil on board. Titled and pencil inscribed on verso and on back of frame along top edge. Housed in a gold gesso and wood folded frame. SIZE: 7 1/2" x 5 5...more/8". Overall 12 1/2" x 10 1/4". CONDITION: light craquelure. Generally very good. (05-247/JJ). $1,000-1,500.

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ALDRO THOMPSON HIBBARD (American, 1886-1972) THE

Lot # 1010 (Sale Order: 10 of 771)      

ROAD HOME/A VERMONT VILLAGE SCENE. Large oil on canvas depicts a winter snowy landscape of a small rural Vermont town nestled against mountains. Signed "A.T. Hibbard" low...moreer right corner and housed in a gold stippled period frame. PROVENANCE: Originally from the famous John F. Gale Collection, Cambridge, Mass. SIZE: 24" x 30". Overall 29" x 35". CONDITION: very good with some very minor losses to gold on the frame. (05-407/JJ). $8,500-12,500.

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CHARLES HERBERT WOODBURY (American, 1864-1940)

Lot # 1011 (Sale Order: 11 of 771)      

"FIRST SNOW". Oil on canvas depicting a snowy landscape with low hills. Signed lower left "Woodbury". Vose Galleries Boston label on reverse with artist information and t...moreitle. Plaque at center bottom of frame with title and artist with dates. Housed in an ebonized molded frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 29 1/2" x 36". Overall is 38" x 45". CONDITION: painting has been relined and professionally cleaned. (05-692/TG). $9,000-12,000.

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LUCILLE MUDGETT (American, 1911-2003) PAIR OF

Lot # 1012 (Sale Order: 12 of 771)      

TROPICAL UNDERWATER SEASCAPES. Oil on canvas; each depicting an array of colorful tropical fish swimming amongst reef corals and vegetation. Each signed in red, lower rig...moreht. Housed in two Newcomb-Macklin gold leaf hand carved frames. SIZE: 30" x 25". Overall 36" x 31, 34" x 29". CONDITION: very good overall. (05-693/TG). $7,000-9,000.

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RAIMUNDO DE MADRAZO Y GARRETA (Italian, 1841-1920)

Lot # 1013 (Sale Order: 13 of 771)      

PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM WALLACE. Oil on canvas depicting a white haired and bearded gentleman with high wing collar, red cravate with stick pin, and a black 3-piece suit with...more prominent silver watch chain, seated in a gilt late 19th century arm chair with legs crossed against a soft brown background. Signed lower right and dated "1904" and housed in a molded gold frame. Label affixed to back of painting inscribed "The Closson Galleries Cincinnati. SIZE: Canvas 52" x 38". Overall 57" h x 45 1/2" w. PROVENANCE: From an Estate in Bar Harbor, Maine. CONDITION: very fine original condition. Stable vertical crazing. (05-291/TG). $4,000-7,000.

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LUIGI LUCIONI (Italy, 1900-1988) STILL LIFE OF

Lot # 1014 (Sale Order: 14 of 771)      

FRUIT. Oil on tin still life depicts a bowl of fruit on a striped tablecloth beside a bottle of wine. Signed lower left "L. Lucioni 1933". Housed in a mid-century antique...mored gesso and wood frame. SIZE: Sight 15 5/8" x 19 3/4". Overall is 22 1/2" x 26 1/2". CONDITION: painting in very good original condition. Frame with minor abrasions. (05-672/TG). $5,000-7,000.

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FRANKLIN BRISCOE (American, 1844-1903) OTTER

Lot # 1015 (Sale Order: 15 of 771)      

CLIFFS, GRAND MANAN. Oil on canvas depicts stark tree topped cliffs from below, a wrecked mast section washed up on the shore, seagulls flying in the strong wind. Signed ...moreand dated lower left "F. D. Briscoe August 15, '82". Housed in an ornate molded and carved gesso and wood frame. SIZE: 17" x 13 1/2". Overall is 24 3/4" x 21 1/2". CONDITION: very good. (05-675/TG). $5,000-7,000.

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HENRY R. MORLAND (English, 1719?-1797) PORTRAIT OF

Lot # 1016 (Sale Order: 16 of 771)      

A YOUNG WOMAN. Last quarter 18th century. Portrait depicts a young woman with white bonnet tied with a blue ribbon demurely looking downward. Dressed in an open sweater w...moreith olive green dress and square lace neckline in an oval stretcher. Housed in an ornate deep gesso and wood molded frame with an oval liner. SIZE: 21" x 17". Overall is 27" x 23". CONDITION: very good restored condition. (05-689/TG). $5,000-7,000.

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EMILE A. GRUPPE (1896-1978, American) "SUGARING IN

Lot # 1017 (Sale Order: 17 of 771)      

VERMONT". Oil on canvas, signed lower right. Title inscribed on stretcher. Depicting men collecting sap in a stand of maples with wagon and sled. Sugar shack in backgroun...mored. Housed in an antiqued white gilt wood frame. SIZE: Image 24" h x 20" w. Overall 30" h x 26" w. CONDITION: very good. (05-420/JJ). $3,000-6,000.

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A GROUP OF MEMORABILIA RELATING TO FREDDY

Lot # 1018 (Sale Order: 18 of 771)      

HOMBURGER, REGINA HOMBURGER, AND RAOUL DUFY. 2nd, 3rd quarter 20th century. This lot was purchased from a member of the Homburger family who explained Homburger and Dufy ...morewere friends. Two pencil and watercolor sample drawings from the Croquis Collection of fashion art titled "Croquis De Modes par Raoul Dufy" for Soieries de Bianchini-Ferier & Co", designs by Raoul Dufy, together with a brochure for a one man art show of Freddy Homburger, a calling card for Eric Homburger with a note to Freddy, a note from F. Homburger regarding an appointment or ball in January of 1977, and a small poster board announcing the collection of Freddy and Regina T. Homburger at Smith College Musuem of Art, September 18 to October 25, 1964. Accompanied by a sketch book of Fred Humburger with a self portrait dated May 19, 1981, followed by pages of notes sketches. CONDITION: all items are very good. (05-321/TG). $4,000-6,000.

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WILLIAM E. THON (American, 1906-2000) "THE

Lot # 1019 (Sale Order: 19 of 771)      

BOATYARD". Oil on artist board depicts a boatyard in winter with several yachts in storage amongst small shacks with leafless trees in the background. The scene with a li...moreght cover of snow. Signed lower right "William Thon". Housed in a deep molded antiqued painted frame. PROVENANCE: Portland Museum of Art; from the estate of the artist #2699. SIZE: Work is 16" x 20". Overall is 22" x 26". CONDITION: very good original condition. (05-678/TG). $4,000-5,000.

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WESLEY ELBRIDGE WEBBER (American, 1841-1914) A

Lot # 1020 (Sale Order: 20 of 771)      

WOODLAND PATH. Oil on canvas landscape depicting a mother and child walking down a path from the woods headed towards a clearing, a farmhouse and other buildings in the d...moreistance. Signed lower left "W. Webber" and housed in an ornate deep molded gesso and wood gold frame with liner. SIZE: Work is 15 3/4" x 24". Overall 26 1/2" x 34 1/2". CONDITION: painting appears original, perhaps lightly cleaned with pleasing colors and palette. Very good overall. (05-687/TG). $3,000-5,000.

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DUANE BRYERS (American, 1911-2012) "TO THE RESCUE"

Lot # 1021 (Sale Order: 21 of 771)      

. Oil on canvas depicting a small group of cattle in the foreground, huddled together against the cold. In the distance, the viewer can see a wagon quickly cresting the h...moreill headed towards the group with sustenance for the starving herd. Signed and inscribed "Duane Bryers NAWA" with copyright symbol. Housed in a molded barn board frame with gilt and canvas liners. PROVENANCE: Trailside Americana Fine Art Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming. The artist Duane Bryers is known best for his illustrative "pinup" art featuring the character of "Hilda". He is equally known for his paintings featuring subjects of the American West including animal, landscape, and figures. SIZE: 19 3/4" h x 23 1/2" w. Overall 29" h x 33" w. CONDITION: very good to excellent. (05-402/JJ). $1,500-3,000.

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ABSTRACT INK AND WATERCOLOR ATTRIBUTED TO LYONEL

Lot # 1022 (Sale Order: 22 of 771)      

FEININGER (American, 1871-1956) FISHING FROM THE PIER. Abstract ink and watercolor work of a seaside view of a fisherman on a pier catching lunch with town to the left. H...moreoused in a gold gilt molded frame matted under glass. SIZE: Sight is 12" x 16 1/4". Overall is 21" x 25". CONDITION: slight rippling on upper edge of sheet, otherwise very good. (05-677). $3,000-6,000.

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ALBERT JOSEPH FRANKE (German, 1860-1924) THE

Lot # 1023 (Sale Order: 23 of 771)      

ORIENTAL RUG MERCHANT. Circa 1887. Oil on mahogany panel depicting an Arabic gentleman in white hooded robe with staff inspecting an oriental carpet at an outdoor bizarre...more. Housed in a nice 19th century gilt gesso frame and signed and dated lower left "A.J. Franke/Muenchen/-87-". Franke was born in 1860. He studied at Breslau Academy and later at the Munich Academy. He traveled widely in North Africa in 1885-1887 and images created during that time period and his Arabian scenes such as this are the most desirable of all his works. Some of his works have brought over $60,000 at auction in recent years. SIZE: Painting is 13 3/4" x 10 1/2". Overall is 26" x 22 3/4". CONDITION: excellent. (05-404/JJ). $12,000-18,000.

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HOWARD TERPNING (b:1927, ILLINOIS) MEN FISHING.

Lot # 1024 (Sale Order: 24 of 771)      

Gouache on paper depicting two salmon fishermen at a falls with a float plane in the distance. Terpning is a renowned artist whose featured large paintings of American In...moredians have frequently realized over $1 million each. This Terpning image was featured on the cover of Field & Stream Magazine in 1964.This painting was originally acquired at the March in Montana Annual Auction, March 16th, 2017. It was lot #239. SIZE: 10 3/4" x 8". CONDITION: excellent. (02-18978/JJ). $2,500-4,000.

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IDA WAUGH (1846-1919, American) YOUNG MOTHER AND

Lot # 1025 (Sale Order: 25 of 771)      

INFANT. This wonderful oil on board portrait of a beautiful young mother with an adorable, cheruby infant in her arms. This painting was done by Ida Waugh, who worked wit...moreh Prang’s Chromolithograph Co. Waugh came from a family of famous painters including her half-brother Frederic Judd Waugh and her father, Samuel Bell. Her stepmother, Mary Eliza Young Waugh was a well-known miniaturist. Ida was an accomplished painter during a time when women in the art world were rare. Ida studied at the Academy Julien and the Academy del le’Cluse in Paris. Ida had a lifelong friend Amy Blanchard, whom she produced children’s books with. Amy Blanchard would write the script, whereas Ida would create all the beautiful pictures of young cheruby babies. She received various awards for her works. Many or most of her children’s books were published by the world-renowned chromolithography studio from Boston, Mass. by the name of L. Prang & Co. One of her paintings depicting six darling cheruby infants was used in a book published by Prang. Signed on the front in the upper right-hand corner, and also boldly signed on the back "Young Mother by Ida Waugh 40100 Pine St, Philadelphia, Penna". Housed in a simple gilt frame with an old, original label at the bottom titled "Ida Waugh". Ida passed in 1919 and spent many summers on Bailey Island in Maine’s Casco Bay. She and her friend Amy were instrumental for organizing the building of a summer chapel for the Episcopalian Church there on Bailey’s Island, which was completed in 1916. SIZE: 9" x 7". Overall including the frame is 9 1/4" w x 11 1/4" h. CONDITION: excellent. (05-107/JJ). $2,000-3,000.

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