Private Art Collection on Bryn Mawr

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Oct 11
10am to 4pm
Oct 12
10am to 4pm


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This is an amazing opportunity. We hope to see you shopping for amazing items in this once in a lifetime opportunity. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping the sale run smoothly.

A rare opportunity to purchase works on paper and canvas collages by well known Japanese contemporary abstract artist Yutake Ohashi, and master jeweler Miyé Matsukata, whose work is included in the Smithsonian collection of contemporary Japanese American designers. She and two friends founded Atelier Janiye of Boston in the 1950s. Miyé was a personal friend of the family and a few of her original drawings are included.

Artists include: Toko Shinoda, Nakao Matsubara, Mayumi Oda, Chizuko Yoshida, Yutaka Ohashi, Ukiyo-e prints, Utagawa Kuniaki, and several older woodblock prints that are in fair condition.

Also, you will find more Texas style pieces in several primitive trunks and two small scale dining tables and an oak trestle table, a pair of five-section barrister bookcases, and a pair of walnut bookcases with glass doors on top, a genuine Stickley arm chair, and small and medium size Persian rugs.

The built-in book shelves are filled with pottery, metal and whimsical works of art from the Spice Islands, Asia, Texas, and other parts of the globe.

There is an amusing collection of Tibetian spirit boxes and rustic initials in several sizes. And a small but good collection of Victorian belt buckles and other vintage jewelry.

Miyé Matsukata was among the first mid-century American studio jewelers to develop an expressionist feeling of spontaneity in one-of-a kind jewelry pieces. Known for combining precious and non-precious materials in abstract compositions, Matsukata also included found objects and antique pieces at times, as well as alternative construction techniques. Her combinations with high carat, multi-textured gold resulted in unique pieces with strong expression of design.

Her work was characterized by a mix of  beads, stones, coins, glass, enamel, fabric, and other materials in addition to unconventional uses of gold or silver. "Unlike much of the found object jewelry made during the 1960s and '70s,"  observes one scholar, "Matsukata's work did not celebrate cast-off goods, invoke shamanic tradition, or make sly pop cultural references."

She served on the board of directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths in 1970, 1972, and 1973. 

Ohashi was known for paintings that included collage in abstract forms. He added semitransparent layers of rice paper to the foreground of his paintings and, at times partly obscured the rice paper with layers of oil paint. This technique, combined with large swaths of negative space and occasional highlights in gold leaf, contributes to the perceptions of space within Ohashi’s compositions  Ohashi was a true Japanese Abstract-Expressionist painter living in Japan and New York during the height of the period and was the recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships.

Please join us for this rare collection at reasonable prices to settle an estate.

Works by famous Japanese artist Yutaka Ohashi and others. A selection of carpet bag and mola pillows.Sale PictureSterling silver barrett and pair of bangles by Miye whose jewelry is in the Smithsonian.Miye Matsukata18 k diamond and emerald wasp by Miye, genuine ancient Roman coin set in 18K, band in 18k with delicate design. Earrings are 18k and genuine pearls. All are Miye designs for her jewelry line called JaniyeCollection of Victorian bucklesRendering of Miye's various jewelry pieces form a pleasing composition that is framed as a work of art.Assorted costume rings, one of a kind designs by Miye for her jewelry line Jantye and watch chain charm bracelet waiting to be displayed.Diamond, green garnet, and Imperial topaz with 18k gold emblish this arrowhead from the Hobart Ranch in Pampa, Texas. Wear it on this silk cord. Unisex and a great Christmas gift for the one who has everything. A custom design.Sterling coin purses, charm bracelet, and sweater guard, shown with Miye's bangles, 14k and pearl eargins, shinestone jewelry, and custom design pear and gold wire choker.Reversible silver and gold chokerArtist is Margaret Peasler, Northboro, MDOne of a pair of chair with carved front stretcher.Tansu and vie of the pair of walnut bookcases. Lock is missing on the tansuCarved primitive chests are used as end tables and coffee table. There are four in all.Sale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale Picture19" raku pot signed Sullivan Sale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureArtist proof by Smith. Come help figure out which one.Sale PictureUnsigned......what do you think? Who do you think?Cold painted wood carving from the Far East.Antique Tansu. Yes, a piece is missing.....still old and good.Sale PictureToko Shinoda art on bottom. Sketch on top - one of several very light drawings in the collection that have fade with Texas sunlight.Cannot read this signature. Any ideas? Look for it up near the chair seatFabulous Mayumi Oda diptych - $1,500. Her work is for sale  in Canadian and UK galleries.This one makes you checkle. Come see for yourself.Sale PictureArches by A. RickThree important men in Mexico's history.Santo Patron de los Negocions (Business)Sale PictureOur Lady of Guadelupe in colorful tin. Excellent condition.Model car collection.Mexican jarro is approx. 14" high. Very good condition.One of severak good wood block prints needing conservation for foxing on the paperGeisha with lute. Interesting exampleScroll featuring a large koi.Lower right: Sumo wrestler Ajina, Jinmaku Kyugoro, by Utagawa Kuniaki the SecondSignature on scroll with koi2 panel scroll with caligraphy. Foxing and needs cleaning.One only about 14" high.Metal Japanese containerCome decide if these are new or old.Beautiful black finish lamp. Approx 14"Still trying to identify this one. A little out of reach.Sale PictureSale PictureSimple side table is priced to sell.One of five primitive trunks. There are interesting older woven pillows"Sprout" by Toko Shinoda 27/100 1958Sale PictureSale PictureArtist is a western artist. Another interesting lampYutaka Ohashi - 36" x 48"Yutaka Ohashi 30" x 36"R. Merdany 75Sale PictureTibetian spirit house (top), one of 8 various sizes, Santo, other interesting items.Sale Picture35 Wizard of Oz books and ruby slippers. Sold as a collection. Best offers will be contacted. Various dates and versions gong back to the 1940s. Shown are examples with more colorful covers.Sale PictureNoh mask $175Assorted Asian and Mexican potterySale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureAntique TansuIron open work with butterfliesInteresting mirror with ornate metal framePhoto of Osada above one of his wood cut prints.Sale PictureVintage dress formTurquoise ergonomic chair with white frame is unusualSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureNote peg construction on one of two square primitive tables.Wedgwood Majolica plates. One leaf design, three sunflower design.Sale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureSale PictureOak trestle table with tongue and grove construction, Four woven rush seat chairs.Sale PictureTiles by Mintons, Wedgwood. Six blue and white, one sepia on ivory ground.Sale PictureSale PictureOne of Miye's designs for an important lapis necklace is framed as art.Sale PictureStickley chairSale PictureAdjusting construction on the Stickley reclining chairOne of a pair of barrister bookcases. Each is five sections. Globe-Wernicke Co. labels in most sections.Sale PictureSale PictureArtist Virginia Bailey signed lower leftPhoto of young man with others gathered around.Sketch of the original location of Earl Abels signed by Earl and Carol Abel and artist Karen MurraySale Picture10/56 by A. Unusual flute playerNote foxing that is on the wood block prints.Sale PictureTile with chip on left side, but outstanding color.

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