D.100. An exquisite WWII Japanese oblong porcelain military commemorative sake bottle with raised relief of mainland China, Indo-China and the Japanese home islands. The bottle commemorates a Japanese Army units military travels and battle assignments along the coastline of China and it's interior. The bottle is a glazed beige finish with a gold top rim and gold kanji characters identifying the army unit. In addition there is a magnificent army glazed logo of the Japanese Rising Sun flag, helmet and flower blossoms. The bottle is 5 1/4" high by 2 1/8" wide. This is a very nice and rare surviving piece of WWII Japanese military history...........................................................$245.
SOLD! D.115. Very nice Imperial German bronze eagle mounted on a two piece solid marble base. The eagle shows signs of once having a gilt wash. The statue is 8" high, 6" wide at the wing spread and 5" in depth. It is a very nice casting and must have adorned someone's Berlin salon during the Kaiser Seit.....................................$375.SOLD!
D.128. Very nice Japanese Meiji Period cast Bronze Okimon Tiger (1850 -1899). The Tiger is 22 1/2" long by 6 1/2" high by 4 1/2" wide at the shoulders. The bronze is an excellent example of "first" wax casting. The age patina and stripes really make the bronze's appearance. The Tiger has ruby red eyes. The bronze comes with the original wooden mount pedetal. There is a chop mark underneath on the belly identifying the maker. This piece is a fine Japanese antique that needs an appreciative home......................................$4400.
SOLD! D.130. Decorative Art, WWII, German. Very nice heavy metal bronzed casting presentation statue of a horse mounted Cossack buglar. The horse and rider are mounted on a very nice white marble oblong pedestal. The statue is 8 1/2" long by 7 1/8" high by 4" wide. On the pedestal base is an oblong brass presentation plaque with Zum 40. Geburtstag vom Stab der 24. Waffen - Gebirgs - Division SS. This statue was a birthday present presentation made to the 24 Waffen SS Mountain Division on his 40th birthday. This unique and historic item has been fairly valued at....................$475.SOLD!
SOLD! D.133. Very nice World War Two German Luftwaffe Honor Pokal (Goblet). The overall cup is 13 ½" high with a "mouth" 7 5/8" across including a Bakelite pedestal base 2 3/4" high. The cup is silver over copper. On the pedestal front is a brass plaque with "Dem Flakartellerieregiment 33 fur besondere Tapferheit und 100 feindliche Abschusse Der Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe Berlin den 5. 12. 1944" with the facsimile signature of Herman Goring and the word Reichsmarchall under the signature. Translated the trophy was awarded to Flak Artillery Regiment 33 for special heroism in shooting down 100 hostile enemy aircraft. It was presented by Goring on December 5, 1944 in Berlin. On the front side of the silver cup is a mounted 1939 Iron Cross First Class. On the cup's back side is a large Luftwaffe eagle emblem soldered on the cup. The cup was obtained in Berlin, Germany in 1991. Very nice, one of a kind item issued during the air battles over Berlin................................$1975. Also appears under Jewelry/Silver as J.164.SOLD!
D.134. Very nice and very rare 925 hall marked silver plaque (1" by 1 5/8" by 1/8" thick) with the raised relief of a DORNIER DO WAL two engine flying boat (sea plane). The aircraft was designed by Dornier Flugzeugwerke in the late 1920's and was used by Varig, Luft Hansa and the German and Italian military. Approximately 300 of this type aircraft or versions of same went into production. This plaque was given to invited quests when this aircraft was test flown. On the reverse side in raised capital letters is DIE BERUHMTESTER DEURSCHEN FLUGZEUGE. Underneath is the silver content 925 and the manufacturer's hall mark S or G M&M. The plaque is quite heavy due to the silver content density. Accompanying the plaque is a newspaper article and photograph about Claudius Dornier and his role in the family business. His father was Professor Walter Dornier who was the primary person behind the development and production of the Dornier Do Wal aircraft. The article provides a good history of the Company and both father and son. Rare German aircraft industry item......................................................$365.
PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, LITHOS, ETC.
D.11. Magnificent color photo lithos from the portfolio "DAS HEER IM GROSSDEUTSCHEN FREIHEITSKAMPF Kunstblatter fur die Deutsche Jugend, Nach Farbaufnahman Kreigsberichtern des Heers ". Printed by Heraugegeben vom OKH -HN . Herstellung Forster und Borries Zwickau ( Sachs ). Thirty-five 14.5" X 13" color action photographic Lithos. This is a magnificent set in extremely good condition, no tears, rips or discoloration. They are a fantastic series....................$3,000.for the set(35)...........or, Individually.........$95. each.
D.71. Franco-Prussian era painting, oil on London canvass, by R. de Vane. Roger de Vane was from the French/English School and did a number of magazine illustrations. This painting's subject is of a Prussian Uhlan soldier carrying a white standard (flag) of surrender. The painting was to have been used as a cover for Paris Match but it was the French who actually surrendered. It is a very nice detailed study, quite an accurate portrait of the uniform of the day. The painting is "housed" in a period frame with the overall dimensions being 17 1/2" W by 23 1/4" L. The painting is in very fine condition ............................$2775.
D.73. Ship's oil portrait of the HMS Thunderer, starboard side view painted by A.W. Dunham, RMA (Royal Marine Artist). The Thunderer was launched Feb.1,1911 and displaced 22,500 lbs. The portrait hung onboard in the officer's mess. The portraits shows the ship underway in the English Channel. The o/c measures 25"W by 17"H. The framed dimensions are 32"W by 24"H. The painting was cleaned and re-varnished in 1992. A wonderful and historic British Naval painting....................................................$2,300.
D.78 . Framed original WWII German War art. The painting (water color) is a full portrait of two German Afrika Korp soldiers and one Italian soldier, the subject being an action combat event wherein one German soldier and the Italian soldier are carrying a wounded German comrade to safety using his rifle as a sling seat. The uniform detail ,background and action are fantastic. The painting is framed in a period German oak frame, retains the original matting and has been de-acidified in order to preserve the art. The painting is 13 3/4" W by 14 1/2" H. The overall framed dimensions is 17" W by 21" H. The painting dates from the Fall of 1943 and was obviously painted by a professional war artist. The original backing was German newspaper, specifically the Schwarzwalder Tagblatt, the Nazi party's newspaper. All the pages that were used have been de-acidified and placed between acid free plastic sheets for preservation. The headline article is about the third major battle along the highway in Smolensk on the Eastern Front. The newspaper contains military and civilian obituaries, the equivalent of classified ads, articles and news from the various fighting fronts and regional home front news. The painting, newspaper and all the associated period framing and matting material probably originated from the Villingen and Donaueschingen area as most of the personal and advertisement response addresses have those two names. This is a fantastic piece..................................$1,225.
D.91. WWII large framed German Kriegsmarine (German Navy) lithograph of a German U Boot under way on the surface in high seas. The print is under glass and is titled "U-Boot Im Atlantik-Sturm". The original was painted by the Kriegsmarine artist Adolph Rock 1943. The print dimensions are 24" wide by 16" in height and is in a large period wooden frame. The overall framed dimensions are 32" wide by 23.5" in height. This is a very nice war time propaganda piece...............................$425.
D.117. Very nice WWII German war art just imported from Estonia. This piece depicts a Russian farm scene with the main house, barns and outbuildings and some livestock. The art was done is pencil and charcol by OKW assigned war artist Heinz Usefell. The picture is titled and signed. It is 10 1/2" wide by 8 1/2" and is mounted on an artist board 15 3/4" wide by 12" high. There is some age patina and spotting on the art. On the back the artist used the mounting as a sketch board sketching several buildings, a horse and a pig, St. Malo logo AND a helmeted side profile of a German soldier (self portrait - ?). Most of the feldzug war has been lost or destroyed. This is a nice example of a surviving piece.................................$175.
D.124. Very nice framed Japanese Meiji Period of a Samurai warrior by Yoshitoro (1830 - 1887). The hand colored print is of the samurai Tomimor Sutaemon and is from the series done on the Biographies of Loyal Retainers, published by Wakayo in 1864. The print is 7 1/4" by 9 3/4". It is double mounted on acid free paper and enclosed by a very cpmplementary frame, 12" by 15". This print would definitely go with a Japanese sword
D.125. Very nice framed Japanese Meiji Period of a Samurai warrior by Yoshitoro (1830 - 1887). The hand colored print is of the samurai Onodera Koemon and is from the series done on the Biographies of Loyal Retainers, published by Wakayo in 1864. The print is 7 1/4" by 9 3/4". It is double mounted on acid free paper and enclosed by a very cpmplementary frame, 12" by 15". This print would definitely go with a Japanese sword
D.126. Very nice framed Japanese Meiji Period of a Samurai warrior by Yoshitoro (1830 - 1887). The hand colored print is of the samurai Oribe Yahe and is from the series done on the Biographies of Loyal Retainers, published by Wakayo in 1864. The print is 7 1/4" by 9 3/4". It is double mounted on acid free paper and enclosed by a very cpmplementary frame, 12" by 15". This print would definitely go with a Japanese sword collection.................$275.