This is a gorgeous Venice scene, painted in oil on panel, c. 1870s, signed "Ziem" in the lower left corner, in a heavy period gilt frame. This painting is attributed to French artist Felix Ziem (1821-1911), who was known for his atmospheric images of the city of Venice. Although we have been unable to ascertain this painting is by Ziem, the style, subject, and composition certainly look like his work. Regardless of the artist, this is a beautiful, richly hued painting of the distinctive Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Bay, Venice.
This is a very sweet painting of a mare and her foal in a European landscape. It is painted with oil on panel, panel size 6 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, frame size 13 1/2 x 14 inches, c. 1870s, with an indistinct signature in the lower left corner, part of which appears to have been rubbed off by the edge of the frame. This painting comes in a remarkable ornate period gilt frame.
A well done watercolor of an Italian harvesting scene measuring 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. It is signed on the l.r. but at this time we are unable to decipher it. Matted and framed. (M)
This bronze tazza measures 4 1/2 inches tall by 6 inches wide. It has the initials "B.D." on the bottom along with the number "496".
This lovely bronze miniature of a woman measures 3 inches tall and is secured to a 2 3/4 inch piece of whalebone.
This detailed French etching measures 10 x 7 3/4 inches. Created in 1853, it is plate initialed, titled and dated. The inscription on the lower margin reads "La Cabane des bucherone, dans les bois du Buron, pendant l'automne de 1853."
Engraving, image size 11 x 7 1/4 inches, two images on the same plate.
Engraving, sheet size 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches, c. 1800.
Etching, image size: 5 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches, 1881, inscribed in plate "English Etchings Part XVIII" lower right, titled and dated in the plate lower left, blind stamp lower left.
Etching, plate size: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches.
Etching, image size: 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, initialed in the plate lower right
Etching, image size: 8 7/16 x 6 7/16 inches, plate size: 9 3/8 x 7 1/4 inches, artist monogram lower right
Etching, plate size: 4 13/16 x 6 3/8 inches, Published in English Etchings part 7, initialed in plate "S.H.B", blind stamp lower left