James Nassikas was the managing partner and president of the Stanford Court Hotel. He had no compulsion toward mediocrity. Excellence, was his only guiding principle. His crowning achievement was to convert a 1913 era apartment building The Stanford Court Apartments across the street from the Fairmont at the top of Nob Hill into a world class hotel known today, as the Stanford Court and thereby set standards of service which became the benchmark by which all San Francisco Hotels had to compete.

These bowls are significant, rare and valuable. They were found in the Mill Valley home of an internationally well known Hotelier named James Nassikas, whose long history in the hospitality industry included stints at the Royal Orleans, and the Mayflower in Washington DC. While in New Orleans he met with and became friends with a Petroleum Industry Heir named William Helis, Jr. These bowls as well as other Chinese Porcelains now up for auction were gifts from Mr. Helis to James Nassikas.

Fine Estate, Inc. is proud to offer these exquisite Chinese porcelain bowls to our  worldwide audience of discerning collectors on February 29, 2020 at 11:00am at our 121 Jordan St. San Rafael, CA. gallery location.

Lot Description: The exterior painted with four five-clawed dragons in iron-red enamel striding through clouds atop a ground of finely incised waves rising from the base, the interior featuring the same motif as a medallion on the interior, all within underglaze blue line borders, the recessed base displaying the mark in underglaze blue in regular script.

Diameter: 5 1/2 inches Condition: Minor wear to the enameling.

Provenance: From the Collection of James A. Nassikas, Mill Valley California.

Lot Estimate: $20,000-$30,000

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