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Auction 3167B

November 3, 2018 10:00AM

11-03-2018 11-03-2018

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Jessie Aaron (Florida, 1887-1979)      Carved Root Animal

Jessie Aaron (Florida, 1887-1979) Carved Root Animal

Lot:
61
Sold for:
$984$800

Jessie Aaron (Florida, 1887-1979) Carved Root Animal Unsigned. Oak, bone, and acorn, lg. 21 in. The stylized creature with acorn eyes and rear legs fashioned from a rib bone. Provenance: More ...

Glazed Pottery Pig Flask

Glazed Pottery Pig Flask

Lot:
62
Sold for:
$400$325

Glazed Pottery Pig Flask, c. 1900, with modeled ears, incised features, and legs folded underneath, lg. 6 1/2 in. The Marvill Collection More ...

Glazed Stoneware Jug with Lizard Handle

Glazed Stoneware Jug with Lizard Handle

Lot:
63
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

Glazed Stoneware Jug with Lizard Handle, W.E. Kreiner, southern United States, c. 1870-90, straight-sided body with flat tooled neck in the back and tapering round spout in the front, elongated More ...

Carved and Painted Baby in a Chair Figure

Carved and Painted Baby in a Chair Figure

Lot:
64
Sold for:
$11,685$9,500

Carved and Painted Baby in a Chair Figure, possibly Upstate New York, late 19th century, the child depicted wearing a white gown seated in an armchair with details carved to represent wicker, with More ...

Carved and Painted Penitente   Figure

Carved and Painted Penitente Figure

Lot:
65
Sold for:
$3,998$3,250

Carved and Painted Penitente Figure, New Mexico, Los Hermanos Penitentes Society, late 19th century, the cottonwood figure with carved head, ribcage, hand, and feet details and articulated joints, More ...

Carved Witch on a Bicycle Push Toy

Carved Witch on a Bicycle Push Toy

Lot:
66
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

Carved Witch on a Bicycle Push Toy, probably Massachusetts, 1870, carved wood head with fiber hair, leather cloak, and painted twig handle, figure ht. 13, overall lg. 15 in. The Marvill More ...

Mack Baker (Texas, 20th Century)      Son  /Portrait of a Man with a Red Carnation

Mack Baker (Texas, 20th Century) Son /Portrait of a Man with a Red Carnation

Lot:
67
Sold for:
$584$475

Mack Baker (Texas, 20th Century) Son/Portrait of a Man with a Red Carnation Signed and dated "Mack Baker 1952" on a note affixed to the reverse, titled in applied shaped wire at the lower frame More ...

Carved Pine Articulated Dancing Toy

Carved Pine Articulated Dancing Toy

Lot:
68
Sold for:
$369$300

Carved Pine Articulated Dancing Toy, late 19th century, with trapezoidal head, wide rectangular body, arms with mounted bells, and articulated legs, all operated by pulling a string, ht. 17 in., More ...

Turned Wood Doll

Turned Wood Doll

Lot:
69
Sold for:
$246$200

Turned Wood Doll, 19th century, with remnants of green painted details, ht. 14 in. Provenance: Marna Anderson, New York, 1987. The Marvill Collection More ...

Carved and Painted Articulated Figure of a Horseman

Carved and Painted Articulated Figure of a Horseman

Lot:
70
Sold for:
$615$500

Carved and Painted Articulated Figure of a Horseman, possibly southwestern United States, c. 1937, with fanciful carved details, the legs and arms strung to a metal ring which when pulled mimics the More ...

Tommy Simpson (American, b. 1939)      Ride 'um Cowboy

Tommy Simpson (American, b. 1939) Ride 'um Cowboy

Lot:
71
Sold for:
$369$300

Tommy Simpson (American, b. 1939) Ride 'um Cowboy Signed "Tommy '03" in pencil on the underside, title engraved on the plinth. Wood, wire, metal, and found objects, lg. 13 1/2 in. Condition: More ...

Carved and Painted Man Hanging from a Gallows

Carved and Painted Man Hanging from a Gallows

Lot:
72
Sold for:
$984$800

Carved and Painted Man Hanging from a Gallows, America, early 20th century, the polychrome male figure hanging from a noose on a raised gallows with carved steps, ht. 16 in. Provenance: More ...

Ornately Carved Mirror Frame

Ornately Carved Mirror Frame

Lot:
73
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Ornately Carved Mirror Frame, mid-19th century, possibly made as a memorial or other commemoration, incorporating winged cherubs and initials "IF" and "AM" in the elaborate figural and foliate More ...

Relief-carved Cityscape Plaque

Relief-carved Cityscape Plaque

Lot:
74
Sold for:
$2,091$1,700

Relief-carved Cityscape Plaque, Charles Butler, mid-20th century, carved from a single plank of mahogany, depicting an elevated highway with cars and trucks, buildings in the background, aluminum More ...

Forged Iron Dagger with Female Figure Hilt

Forged Iron Dagger with Female Figure Hilt

Lot:
75
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

Forged Iron Dagger with Female Figure Hilt, possibly Baton Rouge, Louisiana, reportedly 18th century, lg. 9 3/4 in., on custom stand. Provenance: Steve Miller, New York, 1996. The Marvill More ...

Carved Wooden Nude Female Torso

Carved Wooden Nude Female Torso

Lot:
76
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Carved Wooden Nude Female Torso, possibly Pennsylvania, c. 1900, the torso carved in two halves, composed of everything but the head, shoulders, and arms, and wearing high-heeled boots, on a turned More ...

Five Pairs of Stuffed Fabric and Stockinged Legs

Five Pairs of Stuffed Fabric and Stockinged Legs

Lot:
77
Sold for:
$554$450

Five Pairs of Stuffed Fabric and Stockinged Legs, c. 1900-10, each pair of legs wearing high-heeled shoes, each ht. 8 1/2 in., on custom stands. Provenance: Ricco/Maresca Gallery, 1999. The More ...

Carved Recumbent Nude Female Figure

Carved Recumbent Nude Female Figure

Lot:
78
Sold for:
$338$275

Carved Recumbent Nude Female Figure, first half 20th century, the woman with head faced down on her folded arms, torso twisted at the hips and legs crossed, lg. 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Diamant More ...

Standing Figure of a Bathing Beauty

Standing Figure of a Bathing Beauty

Lot:
79
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

Standing Figure of a Bathing Beauty, Robert Anderson, Miami Beach, Florida, 1963, the polychrome wood and mixed media figure of a woman wearing a red, white, and blue bikini leaning against a white More ...

Standing Figure of a Bathing Beauty

Standing Figure of a Bathing Beauty

Lot:
80
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

Standing Figure of a Bathing Beauty, Robert Anderson, Miami Beach, Florida, 1961, the polychrome wood and mixed media figure of a woman wearing a blue/green bathing suit leaning against a black and More ...

Thirty-eight Sculpted and Painted "Barbie" Figures

Thirty-eight Sculpted and Painted "Barbie" Figures

Lot:
81
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

Thirty-eight Sculpted and Painted "Barbie" Figures, New England, c. 1950-60, the nude female figures sculpted in a variety of suggestive poses with painted facial and body details, ht. 3 to 10 1/2 More ...

Carved and Polychrome Painted Figure of a Standing Nude Woman

Carved and Polychrome Painted Figure of a Standing Nude Woman

Lot:
82
Sold for:
$738$600

Carved and Polychrome Painted Figure of a Standing Nude Woman, Pennsylvania, early 1950s, with accentuated facial and body details, wearing red high-heeled shoes, on a rectangular gray-painted base, More ...

Carved Walnut Hunched Female Figure

Carved Walnut Hunched Female Figure

Lot:
83
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Carved Walnut Hunched Female Figure, signed "RUM," dated 1961, the figure with head down, seated on a plinth, with her feet in what appears to be a representation of water, ht. 10 in. The Marvill More ...

Painted Female Scarecrow Figure

Painted Female Scarecrow Figure

Lot:
84
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Painted Female Scarecrow Figure, New York, early 20th century, the pine figure with white-painted surface, metal washers for eyes, red-painted circular "mouth," turned wood and pressed brass More ...

Small Carved Slide-lid Trick Box with Erotic Male Figure

Small Carved Slide-lid Trick Box with Erotic Male Figure

Lot:
85
Sold for:
$492$400

Small Carved Slide-lid Trick Box with Erotic Male Figure, 19th century, with spring-loaded action, box lg. 3 1/2 in., on custom stand. The Marvill Collection More ...

Pair of Articulated Copulating Figures

Pair of Articulated Copulating Figures

Lot:
86
Sold for:
$861$700

Pair of Articulated Copulating Figures, New England, late 19th century, pine, with wire scissor action, ht. 6 3/4 in., with custom stand. Provenance: Ricco/Maresca, 1997. The Marvill More ...

Carved Erotic Figural Spoon

Carved Erotic Figural Spoon

Lot:
87
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

Carved Erotic Figural Spoon, probably New England, late 19th/early 20th century, the nude woman with her arms raised above her head holding a phallus, ht. 4 1/2 in., with custom stand. More ...

Carved and Painted Articulated Erotic Figures

Carved and Painted Articulated Erotic Figures

Lot:
88
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

Carved and Painted Articulated Erotic Figures, the amorous couple, featuring a reclining seated woman, moves to mimic copulation when the circular spring-loaded stand is depressed, on custom wooden More ...

Carved and Painted Articulated Erotic Figures

Carved and Painted Articulated Erotic Figures

Lot:
89
Unsold
 

Carved and Painted Articulated Erotic Figures, the standing amorous couple moves to mimic copulation when the square spring-loaded stand is depressed, on custom wooden pedestal, overall ht. approx. More ...

Two Gilt-bronze Erotic Figural Groups

Two Gilt-bronze Erotic Figural Groups

Lot:
90
Sold for:
$246$200

Two Gilt-bronze Erotic Figural Groups, on similar black plinths, each lg. 4 1/4 in. The Marvill Collection More ...