Neal Auction Co.
Auctioneers & Approasers of Antiques
4038 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115
Spring Estates Auction, April 21-22, 2012
Auction Gross: $2.2 million (prices realized include Neal Auction Company’s Buyer’s Premium of 22 percent of the hammer price).
A Pair of Antique Chinese Huanghuali Wood Square Stools, square frames enclosing flat panel tops above wide aprons with linked-ring struts supported on straight circular legs, mitered mortise and tenon construction; the underside retaining traces of clay and drill holes for soft-seat construction, height 20 1/2 in., width 23 1/2 in., depth 23 1/2 in.
Robert S. Duncanson (American/Ohio, 1821-1872), “Ohio River Valley Landscape,” oil on canvas, unsigned, 28 1/2 in. x 52 in., framed.
A Chinese Yellow Jade Tripod Covered Censer, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), squat globular body with dragon handles raised on three mask head feet, domed cover surmounted by a coiled dragon, relief-carved throughout, height 5 1/4 in., width 7 3/4 in., elaborate custom carved wood stand, overall height 6 7/8 in.
William Aiken Walker (American/South Carolina, 1838-1921), “Two Cotton Pickers in the Field, Palm Trees and a Cabin in Background,” oil on academy board, signed lower left, Kennedy Galleries label en verso, 9 in. x 12 in., framed.
William Aiken Walker (American/South Carolina, 1838-1921), “Cabin Scene with Trumpet Vine and Jasmine,” oil on academy board, signed lower right, partial Devoe academy board label en verso, 12 in. x 9 in., framed.
A Set of Eight Chinese Stained Ivory Figures of the Eight Daoist Immortals, each standing figure carved with its attribute: He Xiangu with a lotus flower, Cao Guojiu with castanets, Tieguai Li with an old crutch, Lan Caihe with a flower basket, Lu Dongbin with a sword, Han Xiang with a flute, Zhang Guo with a fish drum, and Zhongli Quan with a fan, heights 10 in. to 10 1/4 in., each raised on a wire inlaid cloisonné enamel embellished carved wood stand, overall heights 12 1/4 in. to 12 1/2 in.
Helen Maria Turner (American/New Orleans, 1858-1958), “Flowers,” oil on canvas, signed lower left, inscribed “H. Turner” en verso, 18 in. x 15 in., in original Arts and Crafts frame with artist plaque that includes title and inscription: First Prize – 1934.
Adolphe Yvon (French, 1817-1893), “Prisoner’s Escort, A Scene from the Crimean War,” 1855, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, 43 1/2 in. x 66 3/4 in.
An Important American Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Center Table, c. 1850, attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, the serpentine white marble top above a conforming pierced skirt with grapevine carving, each side centered by a Renaissance portrait bust; fruit carved cabriole legs connected by C scroll stretchers, centered by a floral and fruit urn, casters, height 28 in., width 40 in., depth 29 in.
A Continental Stained and Gilt Decorated Ivory Figural Group of the Madonna and Child, 19th c. or earlier, carved along the natural curve of the tusk, the Virgin modeled standing, wearing voluminous robes carrying the Christ child in her arms; the Christ child rendered in the pose of Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World) with his right hand raised in blessing and his left holding an orb (lacking cross), symbolic of Earth, height 16 in.
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