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MANY Signed Breyer & Peter Stone Horses Up For Auction MANY Signed Breyer & Peter Stone Horses Up For Auction MANY Signed Breyer & Peter Stone Horses Up For Auction

MANY Signed Breyer & Peter Stone Horses Up For Auction

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MANY Signed Breyer & Peter Stone Horses Up For Auction

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MANY Signed Breyer & Peter Stone Horses Up For Auction

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MANY Signed Breyer & Peter Stone Horses Up For Auction

April 25, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Something to Neigh About!

We have MANY signed Breyer & Peter Stone horses being listed in separate auctions. Be sure to find them all.

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In this auction we have a signed Peter Stone horse. If you are familiar with Peter Stone, this is the typical hard plastic molded horse. It is stamped “STONE CO . 02 CMW LIC.” on it’s hind leg. It is in good used condition with a few marks. This Stone figure measures approximately 7″ x 6 1/4″ x 2″. These horses are highly sought after. Good luck.

Model Horses from wiki:

Model horses are scale replicas of real horses and are highly collectible. The hobby originated more or less simultaneously—but independently—in the USA, Canada, and the UK, followed later by Sweden (UK-influenced), Germany (US-influenced), Australia. The hobby encompasses a wide variety of activities, from those who simply like to collect to those who enthusiastically show their models at model horse shows. Unlike model cars or trains, model horse collectibles do not need to be assembled from kits, although they can be altered to the collector’s liking.

The first mass-produced model horses in the UK were created by Britains Ltd in the 1920s, with Julip Horses Ltd coming on the scene in 1947. Originally, Julips were stuffed soft toys in the tradition of companies such as Edith Reynolds, but later switched to hand-casting in latex (Julip Originals). In the late 1980s, Julip introduced a mass-produced range of vinyl horses – Horse of the Year range – which are made in China. Other significant early British companies were Isis, Pegasus and Otway, all of whom cast models in latex composition (the forerunner of resin). Roy Selwyn-Smith created some very detailed 54 mm (‘mini’) horses for Britains, but the real quantum leap in quality for British models came with Pamela du Boulay’s Rydal models in 1969 – highly accurate, airbrushed sculptures, each an artist original. Beswick also produced a line of horses, but due to their fragility and price few were owned by collectors in the early days.

In the late ’40s to early ’50s in the US, Hartland Collectibles and Breyer Animal Creations (now a division of Reeves International) began producing highly realistic plastic model horses. Both companies’ first models were standing western horses next to or over a clock. Most of Breyer’s original horses, dogs and cattle were sculpted by Chris Hess and made of durable plastic. The line expanded through the 1960s, and by the 1970s, Breyer and Hartland were the main model lines, although Hagen-Renaker china horses (also produced from the ’50s) sculpted by Maureen Love and others, were also popular.

In the mid-90s, Peter Stone, son of Sam Stone who originally helped create Breyer Animal Creations, worked for Breyer most of his life but parted ways with Breyer and started his own company. Stone Horses are known for the wide range of special, limited edition runs and collectible decorator colors, as well as turning a popular Quarter Horse resin by Carol Williams into plastic. Today Breyers and Stone Horses are the top two popular plastic model horse brands.

Limited edition artist resins (usually original sculptures rather than customs), first began to appear in the 1980s. The very first were castings taken from customized Breyers, issued by Black Horse Ranch owned by the late Karen Grimm. Carol William’s famous “Quarter Horse 1″ or “RRQH1″ (“RR” for “Rio Rondo”, the name of Williams’ modeling enterprise) was one of the first to be cast from an original sculpture. Resin models – high-quality castings of an original artist’s sculpture – are typically sold unpainted, ready to finish by the customer or a favorite artist. They took the hobby by storm in the 1990s, and are very popular and much-sought after today. A resin can be an affordable way to own a favorite artist’s work, although depending on the rarity of the piece, they can become quite expensive. For example, some resins are released in highly-limited editions of 50 pieces or less. Such models typically sell out rapidly, and command high secondary-market prices.

First of Many MontBlanc Fountain Pens

April 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

MontBlanc Meisterstuck 149 LeGrande Fountain Pen 18k Gold Nib yqz

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Original Box With Manual! Work Of Art!

In this auction we have a piece of writing history! This is the Meisterstück 149 LeGrande Fountain Pen from MontBlanc, arguably the ULTIMATE symbol for writing culture and the style icon for perfect timeless design. This is considered the world’s most celebrated writing instrument of all time. This piece features a black precious resin with gold-plated details. The tips bears the white star emblem and it is finished with a handcrafted gold nib. This has all evolved into a design icon for Mont Blanc. The gold-plated ring on the cap is marked with model number 149, this was the first Meisterstuck model produced in 1924. The gold and silver nib is marked with the number 750 and it is also marked with the number 4810 which is the height of the actual mountain Mont Blanc. The 4810 marking began in 1929 and became a characteristic of the company thereafter. This piece is intricate and beautiful right down to the scrollwork on the nib itself. We are including a little bit about the company below for anyone interested. This piece is in excellent vintage condition with only some light signs of wear. It, according to the original MontBlanc box that it is in, may have been part of a pen/pencil set. This is a piston fill pen with black threads that seems, as far as we can tell, to be functional. We are NOT pen experts however, and we do not have an ink well to really test it out. This measures approx. 8″ x 3″ x 1 1/2″. Good Luck!

Here is a bit about Mont Blanc:

Founded by the stationer Claus-Johannes Voss, the banker Alfred Nehemias and the engineer August Eberstein in 1906, the company began as the Simplo Filler Pen company producing up-market pens in the Schanzen district of Hamburg. Their first model was the Rouge et Noir in 1909 followed in 1910 by the pen that was later to give the company its new name, Montblanc. The Meisterstück name (English: “Masterpiece”, the name used for export) was used for the first time in 1924, for the top lines of fountain pens. Today, the Montblanc brand is on other goods besides pens, including watches, jewelry, fragrances, leather goods and eye wear.

The company was acquired by Dunhill in 1977, following which lower price pens were dropped and the brand was used on a wide range of luxury goods other than pens.

Today Montblanc forms part of the Richemont group. Its sister companies include luxury brands Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chloé, and Baume et Mercier. Montblanc is owned, through Richemont, by the South African Rupert Family.

19C Tibeto Chinese Buddha Buddhist

April 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

19C Tibeto Chinese Buddha Buddhist Lama Gilt Bronze Vajradhara Chakrasamvara yqz

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Tibet 19th C Rare Tantric Lamaist Buddhist Form

Tibet, 1700’s to 1800’s. Tibeto-Chinese Bronze Figure Buddha Buddhist Demon Mahakala Vajra Axe. The demon lord with a fierce face and standing in a martial pose to the right, right hand raised with a dragon headed axe (parathu) and left hand with a vajra (thunderbolt), a necklace of snakes and an apron of severed heads with flying sacred scarves. The face with three eyes and wide snarling fangs, huge earrings and high tiara with skulls, a high chignon surmounted by a vajra form. The base contemporary of untreated wood (original bronze base missing). Possibly an emanation of vajrapani with the addition of Mahakala’s demon axe, possibly a syncretic form of the two. Wear and tarnishing. Axe hand bent inwards. It measures approx. 5 1/2″ x 9″ x 3 1/4″.

Ex. Baltimore Collection of Buddhist Art, acquired in the 1950’s

 

Amazing Colors…Thanka Thangka Painting

April 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Buddha Dalai Lama Lineage Tsongkhapa Gelug School Thanka Thangka Painting yqz

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Tibet Late 1800’s Early 1900’s 24″ x 32″

Tibet, late 1800’s early 1900’s. Buddha Buddhist Dalai Lama Lineage Tsongkhapa Gelug School Thanka Thangka Painting. Tempera and ink on prepared cotton thangka centering on a large image of the Patriarch of the Yellow Hat lamaist Buddhist school (Gelugpa) from which the Dalai Lama lineage is drawn, and showing the master’s Buddha nature. Seated in virasana (lotus position) on a wide lotus base with red and green petals and surrounded by a red body aureole with floral design and a green mandorla (halo) behind his head. The body of the master in bright orange and red to show intensity and his kasaya robes covered in Buddhas and Boddhisattvas notably Sadaksari (6 syllable seed) at the base where his legs cross and again at his upper left from a lotus whose stem he holds, the opposite lotus with Sakyamuni (the historical Buddha) and in his yellow hat peak Ekadasamukha Avalokiteshvara (13 headed eight armed emanation of Lokesvara Boddhisattva – Boddhisattva of Compassion) which is also him and the Dalai Lama in incarnation. The field of the red aureole and above with further Buddhas and Boddhisattvas in landscapes and the halo populated with apsrasas (angels) with sacred scarves. The front ground with Dakini (sky-walkers) and two bongo figures. Extensive wear and rubbing on the edges (particularly left side). Colours generally good and minimal smoke damage. It measures approx. 24″ x 32″ and will be shipped rolled.

For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby’s online site and consultant with various auction houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.

Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on eBay as an old friend.

Antique Original 1916 Cream Of Wheat Advertising

April 16, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

 

 

Antique Original 1916 Cream Of Wheat Advertising Otto Schneider Rastus 

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An Icon Of Black Americana!

We ended up with a lot of 4 antique advertisements from the Cream of Wheat company. These were not only wonderful works of advertising art, but they also featured one of the most wildly and widely known icons of Black Americana “Rastus” the African-American Chef. If you like what you see, please stop by and check out the rest of our offerings. This is 3 of 4. Good Luck and Happy Bidding!

In this auction we have a great piece of Advertising Memorabilia and Black Americana all rolled into one. This is an advertising menu from the folks over at Cream of Wheat from 1919. The original artist for this is a wonderfully listed artist by the name of Otto Schneider. This one features Rastus and a little girl. She is eating her breakfast over a sign that reads, “Raised on Cream of Wheat.” This piece is in ok shape with some wrinkles and crinkles collected over time. You can see the edge of the piece under the frame lip and where it was removed from a magazing. The piece is framed and glazed to approx. 12″ x 15″, and the original art measures approx. 10 1/4″ x 13 3/4″. Good Luck! Here is bit of a bio about Otto Schneider:

Painter, illustrator, and printmaker, Otto Schneider studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Students League in New York, and Academie Julian in Paris.

Selected exhibitions include the Louisiana Purchase Expo, St. Louis World’s Fair, 1904; Panama Pacific Exhibition, 1915; and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Here is a bit of history about Cream of Wheat:

Cream of Wheat is a brand of farina: a porridge-type breakfast food made from wheat semolina. It looks similar to grits, but is much smoother since it is made with ground wheat kernels instead of ground corn, so it does not have that gritty texture. It was first manufactured in the United States in 1893 by wheat millers in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The product made its debut at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Until January 2007, it was a Nabisco brand made by Kraft Foods. The brand and rights to market the cereal was acquired by B&G Foods.

In addition to its wheat-based products, the rice-based Cream of Rice is also produced as part of the product line, and is often a recommended early food for infants and toddlers and for people who can’t have wheat or gluten.

The original boxes of Cream of Wheat were handmade and lettered, and emblazoned with the image of an African-American chef produced by Emery Mapes. The character was named Rastus, and was developed by artist Edward V. Brewer. Rastus was included on all boxes and advertisements and continues to be used today with only very slight changes. A stereotypical African-American icon was fairly common for U.S. commercial brands at the time of the cereal’s creation; for other examples, see Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben. It has long been thought that a chef named Frank L. White was the model for the chef shown on the Cream of Wheat box. White, who died in 1938 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Leslie, Michigan, had claimed to be the model for the Cream of Wheat box. In June 2007, a headstone was erected for Mr. White. The headstone contains his name and an etching taken from the man depicted on the Cream of Wheat box.

1000’s – 1100’s Rare Northern Song Yaozhou Celadon Small Bowl

April 16, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

1000’s – 1100’s Rare Northern Song Yaozhou Celadon Small Bowl

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Chinese Molded Design of Three Leaf Roundels Auction Start next week

China, 1000 – 1100’s. Rare Northern Song Yaozhou Celadon Small Bowl Molded Pattern. Of shallow flattened bottom form with slightly everted rim, the foot wide and unglazed, the interior with impressed moulded design of three leaf roundels of bifurcated leaves set in repeating pattern of leaves and tendril chain around the border. The olive green glaze pooling to dark in the deeper areas of the impression, lightest at the rim and with brown spotting at the rim. Two glaze chips at the rim (see photos). It measures approx. 5″ x 1 3/4″ high.

For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby’s online site and consultant with various auction houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.

Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on eBay as an old friend.

RARE Boch Keramis Elephant Vase

April 16, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique c 1899 Art Deco RARE Boch Keramis Elephant Vase Charles

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Ceramic Vase W/ Embossed Elephants and Palm Trees…Auction Ending 04.22.14 10:14 PM EST

 

In this auction we an antique Art Deco Boch Freres Keramis Elephant vase from 1890-1910. The stylish design of this vase was attributed to Charles Catteau. Born at Douai, Charles Catteau trained at the National Ceramics School in Sèvres and followed a training course at the National Porcelain Factory in the same town. In 1904, Catteau was hired by the German Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory, near Munich. In December 1906 he moved to La Louvière with his small family and started to work for Boch Frères Keramis, a Belgian earthenware factory located in La Louvière since the 19th Century.

This dapper vase is in good to excellent condition with some crazing but no cracks to be found. It is marked on the bottom with the ”

stamp which helped us date it 1890-1910. This exquisite piece measures approximately 11 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ in diameter. This is really a gorgeous vase. Good luck.

From the Crash of the Shenandoah in Ohio 1925

April 16, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

1925 Ships Fabric, Girder & Authenticity Letter USS Shenandoah ZR-1 Zeppelin yqz

From the Crash of the Shenandoah in Ohio 1925…Auction Ending 04.21.14 9:40 PM EST

 

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What a find. In this auction we have a 16 1/2″ girder section, a piece of fabric from the USS Shenandoah ZR-1 AND an authenticity letter. The letter was written by Major Terry Morris who knew the grandson of the Miller family, Major Paul Miller, who personally collected these items from the crash site of the Shenandoah. He in turn passed them on to Major Morris while they were stationed together at Ft. Benning, Georgia in the early 1980’s.

The USS Shenandoah was the first of four United States Navy rigid airships. It was built in 1922–1923 at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, and first flew in September 1923. It developed the Navy’s experience with rigid airships, and made the first crossing of North America by airship. On the 57th flight, Shenandoah was torn apart in a squall line over Ohio in 1925. Thousands of people flocked to the wreckage which was then heavily looted. And we have a piece of that previously looted 89 year old girder section.

The girder measures approximately 16″ x 8 1/2″ and the fabric measures approximately 8 5/8″ x 7 //8″ at it’s wider part. In a separate auction we also have a piece of the ships fabric and photograph framed. What a great piece of history. Good luck.

History of the Shenandoah crash:

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On 2 September 1925, Shenandoah departed Lakehurst on a promotional flight to the Midwest which would include flyovers of 40 cities and visits to state fairs. Testing of a new mooring mast at Dearborn, Michigan was included in the schedule. While passing through an area of thunderstorms and turbulence over Ohio early in the morning of 3 September, during its 57th flight, the airship was caught in a violent updraft that carried it beyond the pressure limits of its helium gas bags. It was torn apart in the turbulence and crashed in several pieces near Caldwell, Ohio. Fourteen of Shenandoah’s crew—including her commanding officer, Commander Zachary Lansdowne—were killed. This included every member of the crew of the control cabin, with the exception of Lieutenant Anderson, who barely escaped before it detached from the ship; two men who went through holes in the hull; and several mechanics who fell with the engines. There were twenty-nine survivors, who succeeded in riding three sections of the airship to earth. The largest group was eighteen men who made it out of the stern after it rolled into a valley. Four others survived a crash landing of the central section. The remaining seven were in the bow section which Commander (later Vice Admiral) Charles E. Rosendahl navigated as a free balloon. In this group was Anderson who—until he was roped in by the others—straddled the catwalk over a hole. A number of those crew who survived would later be killed in the loss of the Akron.

The Shenandoah Crash Sites are located in the hillsides of Noble County. Site No. 1, in Buffalo Township, surrounded the Gamary farmhouse, which lay beneath the initial break-up. An early fieldstone and a second, recent granite marker identify where Zachary Lansdowne’s body was found. Site No. 2 (where the stern came to rest) is a half-mile southwest of Site No. 1 across Interstate 77 in Noble Township. The rough outline of the stern is marked with a series of concrete blocks, and a sign marking the site is visible from the freeway. Site No. 3 is approximately six miles southwest in Sharon Township at the northern edge of State Route 78 on the part of the old Nichols farm where the nose of the Shenandoah’s bow was secured to trees. Although the trees have been cut down, a semi-circular gravel drive surrounds their stumps and a small granite marker commemorates the crash. The Nichols house was later destroyed by fire.

Two schools of thought developed about the cause of the crash. One theory is that the gas cells over-expanded as the ship rose, due to Lansdowne’s decision to remove the 10 automatic release valves, and that the expanding cells damaged the framework of the airship and led to its structural failure.

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