January 31, 2009 - Garth's Auctions, Inc.
136TWO HOLLOW CUT SILHOUETTES.First quarter-19th century. Portraits of men. One has lithographedclothing, the other has inked clothing. In matching sheet brassframes. 5 1/4”h. 4 1/2”w.$200-$400132MINIATURE ON IVORY OF A GENTLEMAN.American or European, 1st half-19th century. Well-doneportrait of a man with grey hair. Penciled name on the backof the frame “H.N. Clausen”. In an oval brass frame (glassflakes), 4”h. 3 1/2”w.$250-$500133MINIATURE ON IVORY OF A WOMAN.American or European, ca. 1820s. Well-dressed woman witha hair comb and gold bead necklace. In a pressed paperframe. 3 1/2”h. 3”w.$250-$450132-136137BOWL OF STONE FRUIT.Italy, 20th century. Footed alabaster bowl, 3 1/2”h. 10 1/2”d.and twelve pieces of fruit. Three clusters of grapes, 6” to 14”l.,two oranges, two lemons, two figs, a plum and two bananas.Realistic paint has minor wear. One fig is labeled“Made in Italy”.$300-$600138SCRIMSHAW OF LINCOLN MEMORIAL.American, 20th century, ivory tusk. Profile image of the statuein the Lincoln Memorial. Brown and black ink. Signed “D.Anderson”. 9 1/2”h.$500-$700139TREEN EGG CUP HOLDER.American, 19th century, maple. Bird’s-eye maple frame with sixturned egg cups. 9 1/2”h. 7”d.$600-$900134TWO MINIATURES ON IVORY.Probably American, dated 1836. Labeled as Mr. and Mme.Bernard of Baltimore. The woman is signed and dated “Buffel1836”, and wears a rich green dress and gold jewelry. Theman is in a military uniform. Similar frames. 5 5/8”h. 5 1/8”w.and 6 1/8”h. 5 1/2”w. The woman has a split.$600-$800135RELIEF PORTRAIT SIGNED “FLAXMAN”.John Flaxman, English, 1755-1826, worked with JosiahWedgwood. Cast plaster profile of a boy. In a compositionframe with brass liner and lion hanger. 5”h. 4”w.$200-$40038 | GARTH’S JANUARY 31, 2009137-139
140SKETCHBOOK OF BRITISH COLONIAL SOUTH AFRICA.Includes 25 watercolors, unsigned, but each annotated and dated1891-1893. Bound in an oblong sketchbook. Minor imperfections.According to the annotations, the watercolors were executed bysomeone, possibly a British officer, on board the Drummond Castleduring a trip around the southern cape of Africa. Included are anumber of landscapes and seascapes, including views of Maderia,Port Elizabeth, and East London, as well as ethnographic views,including a colorful village scene and a Zulu wedding.$400-$600140141THIRTEEN PIECES OF STONE FRUIT.Continental, 20th century, mostly white marble. Minimal coloringon a few. Grapes, lemon, orange, three plums, fig, pear, bananaand four cherries. Banana 5”l.$100-$300| 39