Batchelder Ventilator Tiles x 4 CA640 SOLD

Each tile 12x12x1.5

Ernest Allan Batchelder (January 22, 1876 – August 6, 1957) was an American artist and educator who made Southern California his home in the early 20th century. He created art tiles and was a leader in the American Arts and Crafts Movement.

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Jacques Ronay: Hollywood Hills, Judy Garland House P1541

View of the Hollywood Hills, focus on the Judy Garland home. Oil on board, unframed, 18 x 14.

Artist Jacques Ronay was the father of Alain Ronay, noted for his photos of Jim Morrison of The Doors.

April 25, 1991

Forty-one years ago today on June 28, 1971, Jim Morrison, Pamela Courson, and their friend, Alain Ronay, took a day trip to Saint-Leu-d’Esserent, 55 km north of Paris, less than a week before Jim died on July 3.

Twenty years later, Alain Ronay published his story in the weekly French magazine, Paris Match. Included were two photos taken on June 28. These are the last known photos of Jim.

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Jacques Ronay: Del Norte Ranch, Santa Fe, New Mexico P1542 Sold

Jacques Ronay: Del Norte Ranch, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Unframed, oil on board, 12 x 15.

Artist Jacques Ronay was the father of Alain Ronay, noted for his photos of Jim Morrison of The Doors.

April 25, 1991

Forty-one years ago today on June 28, 1971, Jim Morrison, Pamela Courson, and their friend, Alain Ronay, took a day trip to Saint-Leu-d’Esserent, 55 km north of Paris, less than a week before Jim died on July 3.

Twenty years later, Alain Ronay published his story in the weekly French magazine, Paris Match. Included were two photos taken on June 28. These are the last known photos of Jim.

Price on request.

 

Ocimucho Vase by Tomas Ortega M1037

Stunning “mask” design in an Ocimucho vase by artist Tomas Ortega of Santa Cruz de las Huertas (Tonala, Mexico). 15h x 14w x 7d.

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Monterey Green Keyhole Chair F1473

A classic, Monterey Spanish Green keyhole cellar chair with iron brace and horseshoe brand on the back. 35 x 15.5 x 20.

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Monterey Classic Keyhole Spanish Green Twin Bed Set F1469

Monterey Classic Keyhole Twin Bed Set. Spanish Green floral finish. Wrought iron accents and branded. Stupendous condition!

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Imperial Classic 5 piece Monterey style Rope accent Bedroom set F1467

Back after 5 years when my clients son grew to lengths not suitable to fit this full size bed. Must be in the water?? Originally bought from the original owners family down in San Diego. This rare to find Monterey style Bedroom set was made by Imperial Manufacturing in Los Angeles in the style. Made of solid Mahogany then faux finished when new. This set says old California and the Wild West more than any other set I have owned. Set consist of a highboy, desk vanity, Side table, Mirror with rope accents and Full size bed. I also have side chairs and an arm to match. if interested.

Great shape ready for the next tenant.

$6500.00

Sunset Blvd Movie Poster Bulgar Zachodzacego Slonca 1957 polish poster by Waldemar Swiezy 1980’s repro. AP714

One of the iconic Early Polish movie posters by the artist Waldemar Swiezy. This poster is rare  even in this version. High quality Reproduction with off set printing done in the early 80’s 22 1/8 x 32 5/8 so close to the original to have me fooled. This poster is printed on high quality satin sheen texted poster paper. Other reprints of this are on shiny thin paper and are a third the size. If this were the real thing they bring up to $7500!. Early 80’s repro’s are the best deal currently and still command interest due to the size and quality of printing.

Priced at $750.00

Monterey Rancho Spanish Style Hutch on Stand Crackle Finish with Flowers original Patina F1468

Here we have one large sensational piece of Monterey in the Rancho form. Unusual is size and scale. Unique hardware and stance. Originally finished in a Green Crackle exterior with Floral Crackle finish to Drawers and Pedestal. Top is Finished in Dark Smokey Maple with Bright Red interior finish to upper Hutch interior. Just a stunning piece. That I have sympathetically conserved. Minor touch up to Floral Drawer fronts and minor paint repair to the upper portion maintaining its unique patina. Unique piece used in the Adolph’s Palm Spring House. I bought from the Great Grandson after being in their family for over 80 years.

William Adolph was a member of Barney Oldfield’s racing team. He met Victoria Codona of the famed Codona Trapeze Family in 1912

in El Paso and married her. Here is Victoria Codona Adolph’s 1983 obit from the New York Times.

Victoria Codona Adolph, a trapeze artist with the Mexican Flying Codona family who later became a featured wire-walker billed as Princess Victoria in a number of American circuses, died Tuesday in Palm Springs, Calif. Mrs. Adolph, who lived in Palm Springs, was 92 years old.

It was primarily Mrs. Adolph’s beauty and fame as a slack-wire performer with Mexican circuses that attracted agents of the Barnum & Bailey Circus to Mexico in 1909, where they recruited her and an aerial act put together by her younger brothers, Alfredo and Abelardo. Alfredo would later become the circus’s star performer and gain fame as the first aerialist to consistently perform the spectacular triple somersault.

Mrs. Adolph, who was born in Vera Cruz of French and English parents, was the fourth generation of circus-performing Codonas. She made her circus debut, said Gregory Parkinson, a circus historian and program director of the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wis., at the age of 6 in 1897, performing with her mother, Hortense, on a trapeze with two flybars six feet apart. In 1904 she had perfected her slack-wire walking act and introduced it with the Metropolitan Circus in Mexico City.

Reviews of her act never failed to mention the beauty and porcelain-like delicacy of the lissome, dark-haired performer who was first known as La Belle Victoria and later as Princess Victoria.

Circus posters abounded depicting her in a long Victorian dress, carrying a parasol or enthroned in a covered howdah atop the lead elephant in the circus parade. One feature of her act, Mr. Parkinson said, was to sway the slack wire in such a way that at some point her body would be parallel to the ground. State Fair Circuit

Princess Victoria remained with Barnum & Bailey off and on until 1918 and also spent time performing in Australia with the Wirth Brothers Circus and making the rounds of state fairs in the United States.

At one of these fairs, in El Paso in 1914, she met and married William K. Adolph, a race car driver traveling the fair circuit as a member of Barney Oldfield’s racing team. She continued performing until 1920 when she was the star of the Denver-based Sells-Floto Circus. Then, said Mr. Parkinson, when she was carrying her first child, she retired to satisfy a desire to have a permanent home. The family purchased a gas station in Walteria, Calif., and in 1939 moved to Palm Springs. Mr. Adolph died in 1975.

It was in 1937 that her brother Alfredo, saddened by the death of his first wife and in the midst of the breakup of his second marriage to circus bareback rider Vera Bruce, shot and killed first her and then himself.

Mrs. Adolph, whose funeral was held Friday in Inglewood, Calif., is survived by her son, Dr. William Adolph Jr. of Palm Springs; a brother, Edward Codona of Hemet, Calif., and a sister, Hortense Ferrante of Costa Mesa, Calif.

J.I. Case Co. Metal Sign AP713

J.I. Case Co. Metal Sign. Eagle on globe design, painted reddish orange. Reads: J.I. Case Threshing Machine Co. Racine Wis U.S.A.  18 x 14 x 3.

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Harley Davidson Motorcycles Factory Dress Cap, circa 1948 A1303

This is beyond cool. A Harley Davidson Motorcycles Factory Dress Cap, circa 1948, with insignia and bike race, dealer and club pins. How you get your Wild Bunch on. Size 7 1/8 with braid over top and “Kant-Krack” visor. “Riverside Bombers Cactus Derby.” Yes Sir.

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Native American Plains Beadwork Belt A1302

Native American Plains leather Beadwork Belt, size 36. Primo condition. Label: Genuine Full Grain Top Grade Cowhide Bridle

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Albert Londraville: Landscape Oil on Canvas P1540

Albert Londraville: Landscape Oil on Canvas, 28 x 22 (unframed). Natural California hilly chaparral, wonderfully executed.

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Biography of Albert J Londraville from the Archives of askART

Scenic artist at MGM who attended Otis Art Institute and studied with Nicolai Fechin; An Exhibition of Paintings — Pastels — Drawings — Serigraphs by Albert Londraville, The Pasadena Art Museum, December 23 through January 22, 1956; exhibited with California Art Club and Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity; won $500 in the John F and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship fund, LAT, December 7, 1952, page D 11; exhibited in drawing show at LA Art Assn., LAT, February 22, 1953, page D 9; won a prize at the 1954 annual of Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity at the LA Museum, per LAT, May 14, 1954, page A 9 and May 23, 1954, page E 7; OMS at Pasadena Art Museum, per “Londraville Paintings Reflect Nature’s Poetry,” LAT, January 8, 1956, p. D 6; and other refs. on the historic LAT(ProQuest)

Albert Londraville: Landscape Seriagraph P1539

Albert Londraville: Landscape Seriagraph. Beautiful seriagraph landscape of a tree, mountain and the sea. Unframed, 26 x 20.

Biography of Albert J Londraville from the Archives of askART

Scenic artist at MGM who attended Otis Art Institute and studied with Nicolai Fechin; An Exhibition of Paintings — Pastels — Drawings — Serigraphs by Albert Londraville, The Pasadena Art Museum, December 23 through January 22, 1956; exhibited with California Art Club and Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity; won $500 in the John F and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship fund, LAT, December 7, 1952, page D 11; exhibited in drawing show at LA Art Assn., LAT, February 22, 1953, page D 9; won a prize at the 1954 annual of Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity at the LA Museum, per LAT, May 14, 1954, page A 9 and May 23, 1954, page E 7; OMS at Pasadena Art Museum, per “Londraville Paintings Reflect Nature’s Poetry,” LAT, January 8, 1956, p. D 6; and other refs. on the historic LAT(ProQuest)

Wm. Adolph El Paso “Studebaker 20” Trophy A1301

Wm. Adolph El Paso “Studebaker 20” trophy/loving cup. The legend reads: “OS APLE Jubilee Association Cup for 10 Mile  Free For All El Paso, Tex. Oct. 23, 1912. Won By Wm. Adolph in Studebaker ’20′”Trophy is 15h x 14 w/l.  Bronze, brass? It’s heavy.

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William Adolph was a member of Barney Oldfield’s racing team. He met Victoria Codona of the famed Codona Trapeze Family in 1914 in El Paso and married her. Here is Victoria Codona Adolph’s 1983 obit from the New York Times.

Victoria Codona Adolph, a trapeze artist with the Mexican Flying Codona family who later became a featured wire-walker billed as Princess Victoria in a number of American circuses, died Tuesday in Palm Springs, Calif. Mrs. Adolph, who lived in Palm Springs, was 92 years old.

It was primarily Mrs. Adolph’s beauty and fame as a slack-wire performer with Mexican circuses that attracted agents of the Barnum & Bailey Circus to Mexico in 1909, where they recruited her and an aerial act put together by her younger brothers, Alfredo and Abelardo. Alfredo would later become the circus’s star performer and gain fame as the first aerialist to consistently perform the spectacular triple somersault.

Mrs. Adolph, who was born in Vera Cruz of French and English parents, was the fourth generation of circus-performing Codonas. She made her circus debut, said Gregory Parkinson, a circus historian and program director of the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wis., at the age of 6 in 1897, performing with her mother, Hortense, on a trapeze with two flybars six feet apart. In 1904 she had perfected her slack-wire walking act and introduced it with the Metropolitan Circus in Mexico City.

Reviews of her act never failed to mention the beauty and porcelain-like delicacy of the lissome, dark-haired performer who was first known as La Belle Victoria and later as Princess Victoria.

Circus posters abounded depicting her in a long Victorian dress, carrying a parasol or enthroned in a covered howdah atop the lead elephant in the circus parade. One feature of her act, Mr. Parkinson said, was to sway the slack wire in such a way that at some point her body would be parallel to the ground. State Fair Circuit

Princess Victoria remained with Barnum & Bailey off and on until 1918 and also spent time performing in Australia with the Wirth Brothers Circus and making the rounds of state fairs in the United States.

At one of these fairs, in El Paso in 1914, she met and married William K. Adolph, a race car driver traveling the fair circuit as a member of Barney Oldfield’s racing team. She continued performing until 1920 when she was the star of the Denver-based Sells-Floto Circus. Then, said Mr. Parkinson, when she was carrying her first child, she retired to satisfy a desire to have a permanent home. The family purchased a gas station in Walteria, Calif., and in 1939 moved to Palm Springs. Mr. Adolph died in 1975.

It was in 1937 that her brother Alfredo, saddened by the death of his first wife and in the midst of the breakup of his second marriage to circus bareback rider Vera Bruce, shot and killed first her and then himself.

Mrs. Adolph, whose funeral was held Friday in Inglewood, Calif., is survived by her son, Dr. William Adolph Jr. of Palm Springs; a brother, Edward Codona of Hemet, Calif., and a sister, Hortense Ferrante of Costa Mesa, Calif.

Bud Ekins Motorcycle Trophy A1300

Bud Ekins Motorcycle Trophy. Brass, from the Steve McQueen collection. Legend reads: “20 Nite Owls, Scrambles, Jan. 20, 1952, 2nd, B. Ekins”. At the bottom: “Presented by Johnson Motors, Inc.”Trophy measures 11 x 4 x 5.

 

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James Sherwin “Bud” Ekins (May 11, 1930 – October 6, 2007) was an American professional stuntman in the U.S. Film industry. He is considered to be one of the film industry’s most accomplished stuntmen with a body of work that includes classic films such as The Great Escape and Bullitt. Ekins, acting as stunt double for Steve McQueen while filming The Great Escape, was the rider who performed what is considered to be one of the most famous motorcycle stunts ever performed in a movie. He was recognized for his stunt work by being inducted into the Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame.

Ekins was also an accomplished off-road motorcycle racer in motocross and enduro events, and helped pioneer the sport of desert racing. He was inducted into the Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1980, and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.

Bud Ekins Motorcycle Trophy A1299

Bud Ekins Motorcycle Trophy. Brass, Loving Cup design. This one part of a Steve McQueen collection. Legend reads: 5th Annual Rough Ride, 4-20-52, 30.50, 2nd, Bud Ekins, Sir Kegian Bros. Award. Trophy measures 14h x 4.5 x 5.

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James Sherwin “Bud” Ekins (May 11, 1930 – October 6, 2007) was an American professional stuntman in the U.S. Film industry. He is considered to be one of the film industry’s most accomplished stuntmen with a body of work that includes classic films such as The Great Escape and Bullitt. Ekins, acting as stunt double for Steve McQueen while filming The Great Escape, was the rider who performed what is considered to be one of the most famous motorcycle stunts ever performed in a movie. He was recognized for his stunt work by being inducted into the Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame.

Ekins was also an accomplished off-road motorcycle racer in motocross and enduro events, and helped pioneer the sport of desert racing. He was inducted into the Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1980, and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.

Champion Spark Plugs Aviation Clock A1298

Champion Spark Plugs Aviation Clock. “It’s Fun to Fly” – same graphics as A1297, the thermometer. This amazingly cool clock measures 16 square x 5 deep.

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Champion Spark Plugs Aviation Thermometer A1298

Champion Spark Plugs Aviation Thermometer. “It’s Fun to Fly.” It is, isn’t it? This thermometer with great graphics is 13 x 4.

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