April 23 - May 7, 2013

Sale Code: W9CM

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Our Spring auction features nearly three hundred unreserved lots from estates and various owners in California and the American West including property from a California Museum, the family of Herbert Hoover and the estate of Dr. Jeanne Goode. Items include fine art, jewelry, timepieces, coins, guns, Western Americana, Native American artifacts, important art glass and decorations. Three significant discoveries include:

1.  An important Western painting by Maynard Dixon, “Guard of the Cornfields” was executed in 1922 while traveling in Arizona. The dramatic cloud formations, the trip inspired, becomes a signature aspect of the artists later works. It has descended through multiple generations of a prominent Northern California family. Estimate: $30,000-50,000

2. The post civil war interior genre painting by the American artist Seymour Joseph Guy was discovered on an appraisal assignment. This “Little Master” was initially purchased by Charles Elliott, a wealthy show manufacture, in Brooklyn NY and has remained in the family. Estimate: $15,000-25,000

3. A stained glass “Daffodil” table lamp is one of three Tiffany lamps from a local collection. It was purchased from a Los Gatos gallery in the 1960s as a wedding gift.  Estimate: $30,000-40,000

Sale Code: W9CM