Charming folk art painting of the original Spratling Plata Fina silver studio in Taxco, Mexico, circa 1940. Lovely street view of the front of the gallery. William Spratling was one of the most famous of the original Taxco colony of silversmiths. Watercolor on vellum. Signed "V. Flores Taxco" at lower right. Excellent condition in its original frame. The frame measures 14 x 17.5 inches and the watercolor measures 12.5 x 9.5 inches. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Hudson River Inlay picture of a white heron by Jeff Nelson, signed at the lower right. Excellent condition. Made of madrone, myrtlewood, kekele, ash, maple, oak, koa, imbuya, black walnut, wenge, padouk, managre and mahogany woods from Oregon, Africa, Hawaii, Brazil and Honduras. Honduras mahogany frame. The frame measures 28 x 24 inches. The creation of an exclusive Hudson River Inlay image begins first with a rough sketch by the artist. The next step is to capture the essence of the subject with just a few subtle lines that convey its motion and vitality. The result is a final line drawing that serves as a blueprint for each individual piece of inlaid wood art.
Striking geometric abstract lunarscape painting entitled "The Beginning" by Michiel Gloeckner (born 1915, died 1989), signed and titled verso, circa 1974. Oil on canvas. Exhibited: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (1960), Munich Kunstverein (1966), Galerie 5, Paris (1972-1976), etc. Collections include: Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA. Well listed in Davenports, AskArt, etc. Dimensions: 29" H x 23" W in original Gloeckner frame.
A geometric abstract oil on board by well-listed Connecticut and Rhode Island artist Virginia M. Hogan. Listed in Who Was Who in American Art, Davenport's, Mallet's, Ask Art, etc. Provenance: See sticker (verso) for 1955 South County Art Association, RI, and estate label per John E. Woodmansee III. Newly custom matted and framed. Dimensions, framed: 37.5" W x 34.25" H; artwork: 23" W x 19" W.
Charming 19th century pastel portrait of a miniature collie by well-listed artist Erica Von Kager, signed lower left. Born in Zurich in 1890, died in 1975. Listed in "Dictionary of Women Artists before 1900." Dimensions: 21" H x 17" H.