This is a beautiful cast bronze portrait of a young girl by Italian/American artist Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta. The bust is 14 inches tall and stand on a base of green marble, signed by the artist on the lower corner, dated 1912, with a Benjamin Zoppo, New York foundry mark. Scarpetti was born in Italy and graduated from the Royal Italian Academy before emigrating to America.
This 1991 hand painted, paper mache box measures 3 inches wide, 5 1/2 inches tall and is 1 1/2 inches deep. It is initialed and dated l.l. A decorative motif surrounds the bottom edge of the box as well as the edge of the hinged cover piece. The inside of this lacquered box is painted a brilliant red.
This bronze sculpture by Harold Cheney Cash measures 8 3/4 inches tall and is secured on a 3 1/2 inch wooden base. It is signed on the l.r. A metal plaque located on the front holds the artist's name and birth date. A label on the back has artist provanance. Cash was one of the founding members of the Sculptors Guild in NY.
This remarkable oil on canvas was painted by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith, c. 1930. The canvas measures 30 x 36 inches, and is signed in the lower right corner, in a very fine modern gilt frame. Frank Vining Smith was born and raised on Cape Cod Massachusetts and had a strong affinity with the ocean from a very young age. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston under Frank Benson, Philip Hale and Edward C. Tarbell, then at the Art Students League of New York.
This etching by Philip Kappel measures 8 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches. A 1st proof, created in 1945, is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Kappel was born in Hartford, CT, and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. He was employed as an artist for several shipping companies and much of his work documents these ships and their sailors. At age 26, Kappel was the youngest person ever admitted to "Who's Who in America."
A very fine sketch of a stand of maples by the artist, Dexter Dawes. Summering in Marlboro, NH, he is known for his lithographs, drawings and paintings of Mt. Monadnock and surrounding views. This image measures 11 x 7 5/8 inches and is done on a lightweight paper.