Unsold Items

Items listed here are UNSOLD lots. They will be for sale for only 30 days following an auction.


They can be purchased at 70% of the LOW pre-sale estimate, or the Seller's Reserve.
The auction buyer’s premium will be added to each post-sale purchase.
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Auctions 1-50 of 152
Lot 6
Chinese Export Plate and Teapot, Plus

Chinese Export, 20th century. Plate decorated with a human figure in natural setting in center. Mark to underside; dia. 9.75 in. Teapot with lid and metal and wicker handle, decorated with painted floral motifs and enamel gold fish designs. PLUS, a continental vase adorned with relief Chinese style decorations. Anchor mark to underside; ht. 4.75 in.

Lot 16
A Chinese Celadon-Ground and Underglaze Blue Vase with Beast Handles

Chinese, early 20th century.  A celadon-ground and underglaze blue vase with molded decorations and twin beast handles flanking the neck, unmarked; ht. 17 in.

Lot 17
A Large Chinese Blue and White Baluster Vase

Chinese, early 20th century.  A large blue and white porcelain baluster vase decorated with vases of flowers, floral sprigs, and fruit, with stylized handles flanking the neck, unmarked; ht. 22.75 in.

Lot 19
Lidded Ginger Jar

Chinese, 19th century. A lidded ginger with plum blossom and chrysanthemum motifs on a black ground. The lid has a Foo dog-shaped handle; ht. 20.5 in. (with lid).

Lot 21
A Finely Carved Chinese Bamboo Brush Pot

Chinese, early 20th century.  A fine bamboo brush pot deeply carved around the cylindrical exterior to depict a group of sages engaging in various leisurely pursuits in a bamboo grove; ht. 10.75 in.

Lot 22
A Relief-Carved Chinese Bamboo Brush Pot

Chinese, early 20th century.  A fine bamboo brush pot with insects, orchid plants, and calligraphy carved in relief around the cylindrical exterior, with Chinese script lightly painted on one side; ht. 5 in.

Lot 23
A Rectangular Chinese Inkstone and Fitted Wood Cover

Chinese, 19th century.  A rectangular inkstone with a wide smooth trough and fitted wood cover with a rich brown grain, inscribed on base; lg. 3.5 in.

Lot 24
A Chinese Gilt Wood Scenic Carving with Two Figures

Chinese, late 19th/early 20th century.  A gilt wood carving of one seated figure wearing a robe and one standing figure holding a basket, all within a wooded landscape, with its original polychrome paint and gilt decoration; ht. 8 in.

Lot 30
A Chinese Carved Hexagonal-Form Wood Brushpot

Chinese, 20th century.  A finely carved hexagonal-form brushpot made from boxwood and adorned with six panels of bamboo shoots and flowering branches; ht. 7.25 in.

Lot 31
A Chinese Carved-Wood Guanyin Figure with Lute

Chinese, early 20th century.  A carved wood figure of Guanyin wearing a long flowing robe and playing a lute, ivory inlays to eyes, all mounted on an ebonized wood base; ht.  including base 11 in. International shipping is not available for this item. This item will only be shipped within the United States, except to California. Cowan’s adheres to CITES regulations in the sale of ivory.

Lot 37
Chinese watercolor, street scene

Early 20th century.  A watercolor street scene, with Chinese framer on verso, unsigned; 20.5 x 28 in. (sight).

Lot 38
Japanese Watercolor of a Bridge

Japanese, early 20th century. Watercolor on paper, depicting a bridge in mountainous surroundings. Signed l.r.; 9 x 12.75 in. (sight). 

Lot 39
Two 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints

Japanese, 20th century. Pair of woodblock prints. Artist seal u.l. and c.l.; 8.25 x 13 in. (sight).

Lot 40
Spring and Summer Flowers by Manabu Saito

Manabu Saito (Japenese, b. 1957). Spring Flowers, pencil signed and numbered 11/750 l.l.; 27 x 21 in. Summer Flowers, pencil signed l.r., numbered 5/1500 l.l.; 27 x 21 in. Each print includes an artist's description of the flowers represented.

Lot 42
Japanese Lacquer and Ivory Screen

Japanese, 20th century. A three panel screen with floral carved and pierced frame, having three inset panels, the front in black lacquer with inset ivory figural decoration, the back in red lacquer with painted floral, tree and bird decoration, Japanese character mark to front, ht. 36, wd. 35 in. International shipping is not available for this item. This item will only be shipped within the United States, except to California. Cowan’s adheres t...

Lot 47
Japanese Porcelain Scenic Vase

Japanese, 20th century. A porcelain vase of bulbous form with depictions of houses and a water mill in a mountainous landscape, in green and red on a black ground. Japanese character mark on bottom; ht. 10.5 in.

Lot 50
Pair of Japanese Porcelain Export Chargers

Japanese, late Edo-early Showa period. An ovoid porcelain charger with scalloped edges, covered in a celadon glaze, and decorated with blue and white peonies and cherry blossom motifs, as well as three obi tied into a bow. A round porcelain charger with scalloped edges, a celadon glaze, and blue and white tiger decorations against a foliate ground. Seal to underside of each; dia. 20.5 in.

Lot 51
Japanese Kutani Style Export Festival Charger

Japanese, Meiji period, 1900 ca.. A Kutani style festival charger, made for export, decorated with figures in traditional attire in a landscape; dia. 18 in.

Lot 52
Noritake Dinnerware Set

Japanese, 1947. A complete porcelain dinner service decorated with gilt and red rims as well as floral motifs, reminiscent of the Lynbrook pattern, comprising one lidded tureen, one large serving tray, one small serving tray, one large dish, one sauce boat with attached under tray, twelve large dinner plates, twelve soup plates, twelve side plates, twelve bowls, twelve dessert plates, twelve cups and matching saucers, one lidded sugar jar, and on...

Lot 61
Kashmiri School Indian Miniature from the Charles Ramus Collection

India, ca 1790.  A watercolor and gouache manuscript page on laid paper, inscribed in upper center.  From the manuscript Sir-al-Bayan by Mir Hassam, fully labeled and identified on reverse; 6 x 3.25 in. (sight).

Lot 94
Mappin & Webb Art Nouveau Cup

English, 1904. An Art Nouveau style sterling cup by Mappin & Webb, having a hammered bowl with three floral form handles and baluster, leaf decorated stem on a rounded, hammered foot, bearing the lion passant, London city mark, date mark 1904 and Mappin & Webb marks on rim and foot; ht. 5.25 in, silver wt. 6.977ozt (217g.)

Lot 136
Continental Street Scene

19th century,  a Dutch street painting in fine gilt and gesso frame, signed illegibly and dated 1896 l.r.; 22 x 26.25 in. (sight).

Lot 137
Late 19th Century Dutch Still Life

Continental, late 19th century. Dutch still life depicting a pipe, a candle, and a Delft mug. Oil on canvas, unsigned; 11.5 x 17.5 in. (sight). 

Lot 141
Italian Watercolor of a Forested Landscape with Figures

Italian, early 20th century. A watercolor on paper depicting a wooded landscape with three women and a priest, signed illegibly l.l.; 14.5 x 21.25 in. (sight).

Lot 142
Oscar Schmal Watercolor on Silk

Oscar Schmal (Yugoslavian, 1904-1976). Watercolor on silk, depicting a monastery scene; 23.25 x 11.5 in. (sight).

Lot 160
Reproduction of Rodin's The Kiss, Plus

A plaster with bronze glaze reproduction of Auguste Rodin's The Kiss (1889) by AMR, copyright 1977 and with Barbedienne foundry marks, on a black square base; ht. 12.5 in.; PLUS a Mexican painted pottery sun, with Hecho en Mexico sticker; dia. 15 in.

Lot 168
Group of Meissen-Style Monkey Band Figures

German, 20th century. A group of seven porcelain monkey band figures, each with polychrome enamel and gilt decorations, four with unidentified pseudo marks, three unmarked; tallest ht. 5.5 in.

Lot 170
German and Austrian Porcelain Wares

Continental. An assembled group of polychrome enamel floral decorated porcelain wares, including a cup and saucer with gilt rims, marked with blue underglaze Meissen crossed sword mark, a bowl with shaped rim, marked with blue underglaze crossed sword and star for Meissen Marcolini period, and a rectangular tray, with a beehive mark and a mark possibly for Emperor Paul (reigned 1796-1801) of St. Petersburg; tray lg. 11.25 in.

Lot 171
Continental Faience Bowl and Shoes

Continental (probably French), 19th century. An assembled group of polychrome enamel decorated faience including: an oval bowl with two scrolling handles on a flared base,  pair of shoes with curled toe, a large triangular inkwell decorated with fleur-de-lis motifs and pastoral scenes, and  a wall pocket. Various marks to undersides; ht. 11.75 in. (wall pocket, largest).

Lot 173
Italian Tin-Glazed Barrel Jug

Italian, 18th century.  A footed  barrel-shaped majolica jug with two spouts, one wide and one narrow having blue floral motifs on a white ground, the jug is reminiscent of Savona majolisa, with its sketchy decorations showing visible brushstrokes. Mark to underside; ht. 9.75 in.; lg. 8.75 in.

Lot 174
Pair of Faience Candlesticks

French, 19th century. The lot includes a St Cloud faience candlestick decorated with blue floral patterns and two landscapes on a white ground; mark and date (1775) to underside, likely a later copy of 18th century mark. The lot also includes a late 19th century colorful tripod candlestick decorated with floral motifs; mark to underside, unidentified origin; ht. 2.75 in. (taller).

Lot 182
Continental and American Porcelain Wares

Continental and American. An assembled group of four porcelain wares, including a pair of octagonal plates having a star motif to center and pierced gilt rims, marked F, for Furstenberg and a cup and saucer with transfer printed decoration and gilt rims, cup marked with beehive, saucer unmarked, and a possible Tucker porcelain pitcher with gilt accents and ribbed foot, unmarked; plate dia. 8.25 in., pitcher ht. 9.25 in.

Lot 186
Imari-style Dinner Plates

Asian, 20th century. A set of eight dinner plates with red and blue simplified Imari-style painted decoration, each stamped Japanese Porcelain/ Hand Decorated in Hong Kong; dia. 10.25.

Lot 194
Collection of Staffordshire Transferware Plates

British, 1820s-30s. A collection of four Staffordshire plates, inlcuding one rare piece manufactured by Ralph Stevenson from Cobridge and depicting AMERICAN MUSEUM. Stevenson is known for producing American-themed pottery and selling it overseas. The collection includes another piece, featuring scalloped edges and depicting a castle, by Stevenson. Both plates bear a mark to underside. Also included are a plate depicting Gunton Hall in Norfolk, ti...

Lot 203
Royal Worcester Chinese Decorated Plates

English, 19th century. A set of ten porcelain plates and one charger by Royal Worcester decorated in the Chinese taste with scenes of figures in landscapes, marked for Royal Worcester and for the retailer J. Kennard & Sons of St. Louis; charger dia. 12.25, plate dia. 9 in.

Lot 205
F Barr English Porcelain Cabinet Plates with Gilt Accents

English, 19th century. A pair of porcelain cabinet plates with gilt leaf and floral borders, impressed illegible mark on underside, possibly for Flight, Barr & Barr; dia. 10 in.

Lot 208
Group of English Porcelain and Pottery Cups and Saucers

English. An assembled group of porcelain and pottery including a creamer with polychrome enamel decoration of Asian figures flying kites, unmarked but attributed to Newhall, three cups and saucers, and one cup, each with polychrome enamel decoration, all unmarked, a cup and saucer with black enamel floral decorations, unmarked, and a cup and saucer with pink and gilt accents, marked for Derby Porcelain Works; creamer ht. 4 in.

Lot 297
Bohemian Glass Vase with Enamel Decoration

Continental, late 19th century. A blown cranberry colored glass vase with a ruffled neck having gilt and enamel decoration; ht. 9.5 in.

Lot 308
Folk Art Genre Scene

American, late 19th century. Oil on canvas, housed in oval frame. A folk art genre scene depicting two women and three children carrying loads of wood, and three men in a field in the background. Unsigned; 15 x 19.25 in. (sight).

Lot 315
Scene With Four Children Playing After Eastman Johnson

Eastman Johnson (American, 1824-1906). Oil enhanced print. Scene with four children playing, unsigned but labeled with artist's name on verso; 5.25 x 4 in. (sight).

Lot 319
Watercolor Landscape with Lakehouse

American, late 19th century. Watercolor landscape depicting boats and lakehouse, signed l.l, illegibly; 9 x 13.5 in. (sight).

Lot 327
Crescent Wave Sculpture by Cloud Eagle

Cloud Eagle (American, 20th century).  Marble sculpture on marble base, signed at base and depicting an abstract figure; ht. 26 in.

Lot 329
Portrait of a Young Woman by Kate W. Swope

Kate F. Swope (American, 1879-?). Oil on board housed in a gilt frame. The painting is a portrait of a young woman wearing a large hat tied under her chin with a ribbon and flower. Signed l.r.; 19.25 x 23.25 in. (sight).

Lot 335
Still Life by Rose Barrett

Rose Barrett (American, 20th century).  Watercolor on paper, signed l.r.; 19 x 14 in. (sight).

Lot 350
Marina Scene by William Lester Stevens

William Lester Stevens (American, 1888-1969). Oil on canvas, unframed. A painting showing a marina scene in Maine with two sailboats and two figures on a dock. Signed l.r.; 16 x 20 in.

Lot 359
Landscape with Barns by Carl Schmidt

Carl Schmidt (American, 20th century).  A New England landscape, watercolor on paper, signed l.l.; 14.5 x 17.5 in. (sight).

Lot 396
Pair of Split Cane Cheese Strainers

A pair of woven split cane cheese strainers; largest dia. 12 in.

Lot 408
Watercolor Landscape by Charles Waite

Charles W. Waite (American, 19th century). Watercolor on paper, a landscape with boat and trees; 17 x 24 in. Note that this is the same Charles W. Waite who executed the well known painting of the Latonia Racetrack, sold in these salesrooms, 5/22/10.

Lot 445
Travel Poster by Sydney Laurence

Sydney Laurence (American, 1865-1940). Poster on board. A Northern Pacific Railway travel poster promoting Alaska using the image Off to the Potlatch by Laurence, labeled l.r.; 31.75 x 25.5 in (sight).

Lot 451
Watercolor and Sketch by Robert Laessig

Robert Laessig (American, 1913-2010). An unframed watercolor of a nude woman seated with a hat and red flowers, signed and dated 1943, l.r. and a matted pencil sketch of a village with an apple tree in the foreground, apples painted red, signed and labeled Sempach Switzerland, l.r.; watercolor 22.75 x 14.75 in., sketch 14 x 9.75 in (sight).

Auctions 1-50 of 152