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Emil Carlsen : P’utai and amphora vase, ca.1904.

January 1, 1904







ECA record control number: 27190

Archives of American Art #: [none]

Record level: Item

Record type: Movable work

Work title: P’utai and amphora vase [return to earliest known title]

Alternate work titles:
2021 : P’utai and amphora vase [return to earliest known title]
1984 : Oriental still life  [from verso label and auction catalog]
1979 : P’utai and amphora vase  [from auction catalog]

Work date: ca.1904  [based on similar style and palette]

Work creator: Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]

Work medium: Oil on canvas
Work dimensions: 28-1/2 x 22 inches [unframed]

Inscribed / signed front:
Location: At lower right.
Dated: No.
Text: ‘Emil Carlsen.’.

Marking type: Phillips Auction house white horizontal rectangular label with rounded edges.
Location: Center top stretcher verso.
Text: ‘C J 37 / Ref. # [line] 377 / [blue ink stamp ‘P’ logo] Line # [line] 20 Dept. [line] AMP / Photo [check box – checked] Color [check box] B & W’.

Marking type: Hand written inventory number in felt tip marker.
Location: Upper right frame verso.
Text: ‘14313-4 / 22 [in circle and rotated 90 degrees]’.

Marking type: ACA Galleries horizontal rectangular white gallery label with rounded corners.
Location: Upper middle-left frame verso.
Text: ‘ACA Galleries / 41 East 57th Street, 7th Floor, New York, 10022 (212) 644-8100 / Artist [line] Emil Carlsen [handwritten] Lot # B9 / Title [line] Oriental Still Life [handwritten] / Lot # [line] [blank] / Size [line] 28 1/2 x 22 Medium [line] O/C Price [line] [blank]’.

Marking type: Ripped off white horizontal rectangular label.
Location: Upper left frame verso.
Text: ‘Artist: Emil Carlson [typed] / Title: Oriental Still Life / Media: oil on canvas 28 1/2 x 22 / Price: [blank] / [ripped number] / [ripped label possible an ACA Galleries label]’.

ECA category: Still life
ECA sub-category: Orientalia

Archives of American Art Subjects:
Ethnic — Chinese
Still Life
Still Life — Other
Still Life — Other — Orientalia
Still Life — Other — Vase

Description of work:

Provenance / ownership:
1991 Private collection of [withheld], MI [returned] ;
1991 ( American Contemporary Art Gallery (ACA) [1932-] | 529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011 [consignment] ) ;
1984 Private collection of [withheld], MI ;
1984 ( Stalker & Boos Auction [1960-2003], 280 North Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, MI ) ;
1984 Private collection of [withheld], MI ;
1979 ( Phillips [1796- ], 450 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10021 ) ;
after ca.1904 Private collection of [unknown] [possibly New York, NY] ;
ca.1904 Emil Carlsen, the artist .

Exhibition history:
1984 Stalker & Boos Auction [1960-2003], Bloomfield Hills, MI | Detroit, MI, “Fine paintings, furniture and collectibles”, September 29.
1979 Phillips [1796- ], New York, NY, “European and American paintings, drawings and sculpture”, October 11.

References / citations:
– Stalker & Boos Auction [1960-2003], Bloomfield Hills, MI | Detroit, MI, printed newsletter, “Fine paintings, furniture and collectibles”, September 29, 1984, lot #170, illustrated : b&w.
Phillips [1796- ], New York, NY, printed catalog, “European and American paintings, drawings and sculpture”, October 11, 1979, lot #150, illustrated : b&w.

Related works:
Oriental still-life, 1904 – similar composition, style, palette
Still life with Shou Lao, ca.1890. – possibly owned by the same owner

ECA notes:
– Owner has notes between his father and a conservator, Barbara Heller, Paintings Conservator at the Detroit Institute of Arts from December, 1984.  Likely the work was conserved right after current owner’s father purchased the work at Stalker & Boos Auction.

Price history:
1984 – $7,500 USD [auction] ;
1979 – [unknown] [auction] ;
1932 – [unknown] [retail] ;


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The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author’s death. In other countries, legislation may differ.

Record birth date:
February 11, 2021

Last updated: September 15, 2021 at 11:23 am


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