You never know what will turn up on sale at the George Glazer Gallery! This issue of our monthly newsletter heralds the turn of the seasons with a 17th-century set of allegorical figures of the four seasons dressed in fine fashions. Then it's time for a star turn from a 19th-century celestial globe, along with its 10-inch terrestrial counterpart. The wheels of progress turn in a vintage poster of clock mechanisms and water wheels. A Korean War battle map originally published in Stars and Stripes illustrates the turn of events in 1953. We end on a whimsical turn, with a pair of shelf brackets decorated with horse heads and a jaunty bookworm figurine.
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Sale prices in effect through November 20, 2019.
TURNING OF THE SEASONS
Master printmaker Wenceslaus Hollar took an original approach to portraying allegories of The Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter in this 17th-century set. Each portrays a beautiful, fashionably dressed contemporary woman wearing seasonal clothing standing beside a table with related items. Hollar was a prolific Czech-born draftsman and etcher who spent most of his career in other European countries, especially Germany and England, and executed over 2,700 works! Regularly $3,600, the set; sale price $3,200. More information.
STAR TURN, EARTH TURN
The Pair of 10-inch Terrestrial and Celestial Masonic Globes was originally mounted on a pair of painted carved wooden Corinthian columns for use in a Masonic temple. They have now been adapted as table globes retaining the original brass half meridians, but on later table stands. As is typical with Masonic globes they are not signed by a globe maker but we have determined they were almost certainly produced by H.B. Nims between 1879 and 1885. The terrestrial globe reflects cartography of the time, prior to statehood in Oklahoma and the Dakotas. The celestial globe displays elegant illustrations of the constellations. Regularly $9,750, the pair, now on sale for $8,500. More information.
TURNING THE WHEELS OF PROGRESS
This colorful physics or engineering classroom chart on rollers contains diagrams of six types of wheels, including clock mechanisms and water wheels. Probably produced in Europe during the 1950s, it measures almost two by three feet. Regularly $450, now on sale for $400. More information.
TURN OF EVENTS
A reminder of the history behind today's geopolitical issues, this topographical battle map of the Korean War as of March 19, 1953, was published by Stars and Stripes, a newspaper providing information to the U.S. military community. The map shows the Korean peninsula, with roads, rivers, and place names indicated and chronicles 25 events numbered in red and corresponding to an explanatory key. The colorful decorative border of flags of United Nations members and the insignia of American combat units is topped by a pair of U.N. flags and the Stars and Stripes logo. Regularly $550, now on sale for $500. More information.
TAKING A WHIMSICAL TURN: EARLY HOLIDAY GIFT SHOPPING
This pair of matching Wall Brackets each centers on a horse head, whimsically portrayed with bright eyes and an open mouth showing its teeth. Each measures 11 x 11.5 x 6.75 inches. Regularly $750, the pair, now on sale for $600. More information.
Love to read? Decorate your desk or library with this playful figurine of a “bookworm,” a smiling anthropomorphic segmented caterpillar wearing a hat. Made of bronze, it measures 12 inches long and 5 inches high. Regularly $850, sale price $700. More information.