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Dec. 6, 2008 Auction Highlights

Highlights from the December 6th, 2008 Southern Antiques Auction in Knoxville are listed below:

(prices realized include a 12.5% buyer’s premium)

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Lot 1 – “The Militia Law of the State of Tennessee”. “Printed by Authority, Nashville: S. NYE & CO., PRINTERS TO THE STATE, 1836.” Losses and damage to right edges of book. Some foxing & staining to pages. Some losses to binding and cover. 8 3/8″ height x 5 1/4″ width. Circa 1836. Est. $200-$400. Realized $394

2_1.jpg Lot 2 – The Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture, by Derita Coleman Williams and Nathan Harsh, edited by Tracey Parks. Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee State Museum Foundation and the Tennessee Historical Society, 1988. Condition near mint – shrink wrapped, slight tear to back cover near top. 11 1/4″ x 8 1/4″. Est. $300-$350. Realized $506.
13_1.jpg Lot 13 – Small framed mountain landscape watercolor, signed Krutch (Charles Krutch, Tennessee, 1849-1934), lower left corner. Setting is likely the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Krutch, a member of a prominent and artistic Knoxville family, was most known for his mountain landscapes. Sight 4 3/4″ height x 6 3/4″ width, framed 10″ height x 12 1/4″ width. Overall excellent condition. Not examined out of frame. Late 19th or early 20th century. Est. $400-$600. Realized $3,825.
14_1.jpg Lot 14 – Eleanor McAdoo Wiley (Knoxville, Tennessee, 1876-1977) framed oil on board portrait painting of Ellen McClung Berry. Retains note from sitter stating, “Original sketch of me for big portrait of Hugh and myself painted about 1938 by Eleanor McAdoo Wiley of Knoxville – Ellen McClung Berry. P.S. My dress is a copy of the one worn by Paulette Goddard in the movie “Reap the Wild Wind”. Contemporary gilt frame. Excellent condition. Sight 17 1/2″ height x 14 3/4″ width. Framed 18 1/4″ height x 21″ width. 20th century. Note – this portrait painting is a study for a larger painting executed by Eleanor Wiley which is illustrated in the “Art & Furniture of East Tennessee”, Namuni Hale Young, p. 106, figure 60 (also illustrated in color on back cover of book). Est. $300-$500. Realized $675.
15_1.jpg Lot 15 – Large Eleanor McAdoo Wiley (Knoxville, Tennessee, 1876-1977) oil on canvas painting of Knoxville home (possible McClung family association). Depicting a house on a hill and sheep in the lower left corner, signed lower right bottom, “Eleanor McAdoo Wiley”. Sight 37 1/4″ height x 49 1/4″ width. Framed 41 3/4″ height x 53 1/2″ width. 20th century. Est. $800-$1200. Realized $1,012.
20_1.jpg Lot 20 – Wood engraving depicting the Tennessee state capitol, Nashville, TN by Ernest Pickup (Ernest Alexander Pickup, Tennessee, 1887-1970), signed in pencil lower right and initials “EAP” in the plate. Pickup began his career in 1912 as a commercial artist working in Nashville. In the 1930’s, he began to work with wood engraving and became nationally recognized for his work. He was one of the few Tennessee artists who worked with wood engraving. The majority of his prints reflected nature as well as historical and rural places in and around Nashville. Condition – overall very good condition, slight foxing. 13″ height x 8 3/4″ width. Early 20th century. Est. $150-$300. Realized $365.
Lot 24 – Miles Jefferson Early (American, 1886-1957) oil on canvas painting, possibly Texas landscape. Notation on back of canvas “An Early Autumn Landscape” “Miles J. Early”. Overall excellent condition. Sight – 9 1/2″ height x 11 1/2″ width. Framed – 12 1/2″ height x 14 1/2″ width. Est. $300-$600. Realized $506.

Lot 26 – Ernest Fredericks (American, 1877-1927) landscape oil on board. Sight – 10 1/4″ height x 13 1/4″ width. Framed – 14 1/4″ height x 17 3/8″ width. Very good condition. Early 20th century. Est. $400-$600. Realized $563.

Lot 29 – Early New England portrait painting of unidentified woman with an elaborate lace hat and collar holding a dog in a gilt carved frame. Condition – canvas cleaned, re-lined with repair to tear in upper right curtain area, minor inpainting to a couple of crackelure lines on right extreme side of face, frame has been re-gilded. Framed – 36 3/4″ height x 30 3/4″ width. Sight 29 1/4″ height x 23 3/8″ width. American, early 19th century. Est. $2800-$3200. Realized $4,500.


Lot 32 – Gouache illustration painting entitled, “The Horseman”. Lower right corner with illegible signature. Overall very good condition. Framed 13 2/8″ height x 10 5/8″ width. Sight – 5″ height x 3″ width. English, late 19th century/early 20th century. Est. $200-$300. Realized $365.
33_1.jpg Lot 33 – Oil on canvas signed E. de St. Giles (Scotland, 19th century). Depiction of a girl mending or fitting a younger girl’s dress or apron. Signed upper right. Inscribed on back “Painted by St. Giles” and “Wemyss”. By oral history, obtained directly from the artist and descended in the Wemyss family of Fairvue Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee. Probably original giltwood/composition frame. Old patches to back of canvas at upper middle area of background and lower right corner, some inpainting/restoration at the location of patches. Scattered small areas of loss/flaking to paint and frame. 31 1/2″ x 24 1/2″ canvas; 41″ x 33 5/8″ frame. Mid to late 19th century. Est. $800-$1200. Realized $2,250.
36_1.jpg Lot 36 – Fine Southern inlaid walnut blanket chest, MESDA label with attribution to Tennessee. Overhanging lift top with breadboard ends and molded edge, cartouche shaped brass escutcheon, two half-width drawers flanked by quarter-ring-turned corner molding, atop ogee bracket feet. Interior till. Drawers have line inlay and chamfered sides. Crab lock similar to chests found in Greene and Jefferson County, TN. Secondary woods: poplar, white pine, and yellow pine. Overall in very good condition with old butterfly patch repair to interior of top, small area of wood loss to exterior of left rear foot, break to corner of right top molding edge, small old square patch to case side. Original hardware and pulls with losses to old strap hinges; old escutcheon, possibly not original. Old surface. MESDA label to left drawer (#5-11649, 11/19/82). 28″ height x 50 3/4″ width x 23″ depth. Circa 1800. Est. $1800-$2200. Realized $4,500. 
37_1.jpg Lot 37 – East Tennessee chest of drawers, inlaid heart between top two drawers and inlaid design in top of stiles, turned pilasters, resting on bracket feet with an elaborate cut out skirt. Diminutive size. Overall very good condition, old refinish. 43 1/8″ height x 36 1/2″ width x 17 7/8″ depth. Tennessee, Circa 1850-1860. Roane Co., Tennessee estate. Est. $1800-$2200. Realized $5,850.
39_1.jpg Lot 39 – East Tennessee walnut one drawer stand, dovetailed drawer, carved shell pulls, lozenge molding around drawer. The ball and spike leg on this table is similar to Greene Co. examples. A marble top fitted for this table is included in this lot. 29 5/8″ height x 25 3/8″ width x 19″ depth. Tennessee, circa 1840. Roane Co., Tennessee estate. Est. $350-$450. Realized $731.
42a_1.jpg Lot 42A – Virginia medicine or innskeeper table, Russell or Wythe County, Virginia. Top swivels to reveal a well with compartments. For a similar table by the same cabinet shop, refer to figure 29, page 41 of “Great Road Style: The Decorative Arts Legacy of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee” by Betsy K. White. Condition – warped top with thin contemporary board glued on underside, missing drawer knobs, older refinish. 29 1/2 height x 19 5/8″ width x 19 1/4 depth. Second quarter of the 19th century. Est. $400-$800. Realized $1,012.
43a_1.jpg Lot 43A – Middle Tennessee candle stand, Davidson Co. history. Cut corner top, pineapple carved baluster, scrolled feet. Condition – old repairs to two of three legs near base of standard, couple cracks at base, some burns and expected wear to top. 27 1/2″ height x 19 3/4″ x 19 1/2″. Circa 1840. Est. $250-$350. Realized $394.
46a_1.jpg East Tennessee one drawer stand, Sullivan or Carter Co., TN. Original surface with key, dovetailed drawer, ring turned legs. Condition – abrasions and some staining to top, part of drawer bottom is a later 19th century replacement (circular saw marks). 27 3/4″ height x 24″ width x 19 7/8″ depth. Circa 1830. Note – the turnings on this table are similar to a Sullivan Co., TN one drawer table sold by this auction house on May 12th, 2007, lot#10. Est. $300-$350. Realized $365.
56_1.jpg Lot 56 – Rare Regency telescopic Music Stand. Adjustable tilting top having pegs that pop in or out for holding page; telescoping adjustable stand with reeded ring turnings, tripod base with splayed reeded legs and button feet. Rosewood. Condition: hinge possibly replaced, 2 missing screws which prevent it from latching properly, slight staining to top. 30 1/4″ height (adjusts to 52″) x 19″ width x 15 5/8″ depth. Probably English, Early 19th century. Est. $400-$600. Realized $562.
60_1.jpg Lot 60 – Tennessee red and white coverlet, Maryville Woolen Mill. The corners inscribed “M.W.M. Tenn.”. The borders decorated with eagles, birds, potted flowers, foliage, and dogs carrying flags, the interior with foliage decoration. Condition – Faded with various light staining, fabric losses and fringe losses. 78″ x 75″. Late 19th century. The Maryville Woolen Mill Co. in Blount County, Tennessee operated from 1874 to 1906. Provenance – Felknor estate in Dandridge, TN. Est. $400-$500. Realized $1,800.
60a_1.jpg Lot 60A – Important Franklin, Tennessee house sampler by Mary Elizabeth Collins, April 1836. This sampler relates to a group of four documented samplers from Middle TN. The group is referred to as the “Cartouche, Wreath, and Vase Group”. This specific sampler contains nine different stitching techniques and the baskets are characteristic of Middle Tennessee samplers from the early 1830s to the late 1850s (research courtesy of Jennifer C. Core, Tennessee Sampler Survey). Condition – 5th row of letters show deterioration. Some missing linen to top right edge. Framed – 19 7/8″ height x 19 6/8″ width. Sight – 16 5/8″ height x 16 1/2″ width. Note: Sampler has been photographed and documented by the Tennessee Sampler Survey. Est. $10,000-$12,000. Realized $28,125.
61_1.jpg Lot 61 – Unusual East Tennessee three tiered wall basket in an old red paint surface. Overall very good condition with old break to lower edge of bottom basket. Descended from a prominent African American family of Morristown, TN. 23 1/4″ height x 9 1/4″ width. 19th century. Est. $300-$600. Realized $1,575.
63a_1.jpg Lot 63A – Small paint decorated Odd Fellows box from an Odd Fellows lodge, Bardstown, Kentucky. Red, yellow, and black polychrome painted chest with gilt carved pediment on lid, turned two color feet. Dowels of feet extend through interior of chest, beveled panel interior. Note in interior, “Bardstown, KY lodge, circa 1855”. Condition – Overall very good condition with unpainted top edge visible on front and back indicating a possible missing cloth liner with minor abrasions and wear throughout. 12 1/2″ height x 21″ width x 9 3/4″ depth. 19th century. Est. $800-$1200. Realized $1,463.
68_1.jpg Lot 68 – Middle Tennessee stoneware two gallon jar, J. A. Roberts. Marked “J. A. ROBERTS, 2”. Originally born in NC, Roberts learned the pottery trade from his father. He became an active potter in the Cookeville, TN area by the early 1870’s and continued potting until after 1900. Condition – roughness to glaze at midsection, a couple of pit marks, minor chip to one handle. 12 7/8″ height x 7 1/4″ width. Late 19th/early 20th century. Research courtesy of Carole Wahler. Est. $200-$300. Realized $338.
70_1.jpg Lot 70 – Washington County, Tennessee cobalt decorated churn, stamped “4” for gallon capacity, cobalt decorated dots around lower rim and handles, attributed to Charles Decker of the Keystone Pottery. A full page color illustration of this jar is pictured in “The Pottery of Charles F. Decker: a life well made”, Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum, page 43. The churn was also exhibited in the 2004 Charles F. Decker exhibit at the Jonesborough / Washington County, Tennessee Historical Society. Excellent condition. 15 1/4″ height. 19th century. Est. $900-$1200. Realized $1,238.
72_1.jpg Lot 72 – Rare East Tennessee Lewis Manning Haun jar (Greene County, Tennessee), cobalt decorated stoneware jar, signed L.M.H. with “2” and “50”, all in cobalt. Also stamped with leaf pattern around handles. Condition – various chips/breaks to the rim and one handle missing. Various firing flaws to body. 13 1/2″ height. Third quarter of 19th century. Note – currently, this is the only known example of a jar by Lewis Haun. Est. $1400-$1600. Realized $2,250.
74_1.jpg Lot 74 – Early Middle TN two-handled stoneware jar with arched lug handles, curled edges. 3 gallon capacity with “3” marked in script. Small chip to rim. Gray with brown runs. 14 1/8″ height x 5 1/2″ width. 19th century. Est. $400-$450. Realized $619.
75a_1.jpg Lot 75A – Large Middle Tennessee salt glaze stoneware water cooler with lid , wooden spicket, pulled strap handle and lug handle. “8” incised on jar shoulder, indicating gallon capacity. Condition – Overall very good condition with large chip to underside of lug handle and some slight firing imperfections to body. 20 1/2″ height. Late 19th to early 20th century. Est. $500-$600. Realized $1,125.
76_1.jpg Lot 76 – Oil on board painting depicting black woman at fireplace hearth with kitten in the foreground. Additional documentation included with this lot including an old color tinted photograph of the artist, Daisy Yarbrough (Nashville, TN). Overall very good condition. Framed – 22 1/2″ height x 16 3/8″. Sight – 17 1/2″ height x 11 1/2″ width. Early 20th century. Est. $700-$1000. Realized $844.
80_1.jpg Lot 80 – Important oil on canvas, “Daffodil Time” attributed to Catherine Wiley (Tennessee, 1879-1958). Illustrated in “Art & Furniture of East Tennessee”, Namuni Hale Young, p. 86, illustration 21. This painting was identified by Eleanor Wiley as her sister’s work, Catherine, at the time paintings were sold from Eleanor’s estate. Condition – minor areas of inpainting. Back of stretcher has writing, “from Miss Wiley”. Framed – 22″ height x 28 1/2″ width. Sight – 17 1/2″ height x 23 1/2″ width. Early 20th century. Est. $10,500-$11,500. Realized $12,375.
86_1.jpg Lot 86 – Framed Tennessee landscape watercolor painting depicting a stream with trees, signed Krutch (Charles Krutch 1849-1934), lower left corner in a carved frame. Krutch, a member of a prominent and artistic Knoxville family, was known for his landscapes. Excellent condition. 12 5/8″ height x 15 1/4″ width – Framed. 6 1/2″ height x 8 7/8″ width – Sight. Late 19th – Early 20th century. Roane Co., Tennessee estate. Est. $400-$600. Realized $1,350.
87_1.jpg Lot 87 – Framed landscape watercolor painting, signed “L Branson” (Lloyd Branson, 1861-1925) lower left side. Branson moved to New York in 1873 to study at the National Academy of Design, where he won a first prize in 1875. In a partnership with Frank McCrary from 1885 to 1903, Branson became a leader in the East Tennessee arts community. Branson died on June 12, 1925. Research courtesy of James A. Hoobler, Tennessee State Museum. Overall very good condition, old foxing spot to upper left corner. Not examined out of frame. 13″ height x 20″ width – Framed. 6 1/4″ height x 13 1/2″ width – Sight. Late 19th – Early 20th century. Roane Co., Tennessee estate. Est. $400-$600. Realized $1,575.
88_1.jpg Lot 88 – Framed oil on board painting of an East Tennessee river scene, most likely the Tennessee river, possibly of the Lyons Bend area of Knoxville, TN. Signed on back “Mrs. J. P. Cavanaugh” with old Knoxville, TN label. Painting unsigned, possibly Lloyd Branson or Thomas Campbell. Excellent condition. 11″ height x 19″ width – Framed. 5 3/8″ height x 13 3/8″ width – Sight. Late 19th – Early 20th century. Roane Co., Tennessee estate. Est. $400-$600. Realized $844.
91_1.jpg Lot 91 – Eleanor McAdoo Wiley (Knoxville, Tennessee, 1876-1977) framed portrait studies of Ellen McClung Berry with son Hugh. Retains note stating ” Dear Peggy, You have the original sketch by Eleanor McAdoo Wiley of my head with hat for the large portrait of my son Hugh holding a toy ship and myself. the dress I am wearing is a copy of the one worn by Paulette Goddard in the movie “Reap the Wild Wind”. Elaborate contemporary gilt frame. Condition – some abrasions with minor paint loss. Sight 8 1/2″ height x 6 1/2″ width. Framed 19 1/2″ height x 17 3/4″ width. 20th century. 2nd item – Eleanor McAdoo Wiley framed OOC portrait of Ellen McClung Berry with son Hugh. Condition – Canvas shows rippled surface with paint runs. Sight 7 1/4″ height x 7 1/4″ width. Framed 12 1/4″ height x 12 1/4″ width. 20th century. Note – these portaits are a study for a larger painting executed by Eleanor Wiley which is illustrated in the “Art & Furniture of East Tennessee”, Namuni Hale Young, p. 106, figure 60 (also illustrated in color on back cover of book). Est. $300-$500. Realized $675.
94_1.jpg Lot 94 – Three pieces of Nashville coin silver. Tablespoon or serving spoon (8 1/2″) and teaspoon (5 3/4″) with rounded tip fiddle handles, both marked “J. Flowers Nashville T” (Joshua Flowers, working Nashville 1840-1860 and later). Both monogrammed MTP on front of handle. Condition: Some denting to bowls and small areas of pitting. Circa 1855. Together with a teaspoon (6″) with tip fiddle handle, engraved cornucopia on front of handle and monogram “H” on back of handle. Marked “Gates and Pohlman” (W.T. Gates and William H. Pohlman. According to Tennessee Silversmiths by Benjamin H. Caldwell, the pair began working in Nashville in 1865 and retailed imported silver). Condition: some denting to bowl, slight crimp to handle. Circa 1865. Total weight for all 3 pieces: 2.45 oz troy. Est. $100-$200. Realized $225.
95_1.jpg Lot 95 – Williamson County Tennessee coin silver, seven pieces, marked E.B. Cayce (Eldred B. Cayce, working Franklin, Tenn., 1852-1898). One tablespoon or serving spoon (8 1/4″) and six teaspoons (6 5/8″) with rounded tip fiddle handles. Large spoon has rounded fins. Each monogrammed DMB on front of handle, with pseudo hallmarks on back (star, S, eagle). Overall very good condition with only a few minor spots of discoloration, scratches, and small dents. Total weight 7.605 oz troy. Circa 1855. Est. $200-$300. Realized $900.
99_1.jpg Lot 99 – Southwest Virginia cobalt decorated stoneware jar with salt glaze, stamped “J M Barlow, 4”. Cobalt decorated with a pair of three stemmed flowers with cobalt highlighting the stamped name and size. Barlow was born in 1856 in Virginia and worked in Washington County, specifically in the W. Abingdon district circa 1880. He later had stoneware shops in Alum Wells and Ocala. Condition – Overall very good condition with minor chip to inside rim. 13 1/2″ height. 19th century. A similar elaborately decorated example is pictured on page 146 in “The Great Road Style” book, by Betsy K. White. Est. $400-$800. Realized $1,687.
101_1.jpg Lot 101 – Six gallon Alexandria, Virginia stoneware jar with elaborate cobalt decoration, stamped “B.C. Milburn Alexa.” (Benedict C. Milburn, VA, 1805-1867) and inscribed “6” under handle. Chip to rim near handle, otherwise very good condition. 17 1/2″ height. 19th century. Est. $2000-$3000. Realized $2,588.
102_1.jpg Lot 102 – Southern alkaline glazed jug, probably Georgia or Alabama. Impressed mark on handle, resembling “J” (possibly J. Merritt, Georgia). Minor chips to rim. 14 1/4″ height. 19th century. Est. $150-$200. Realized $478.
103_1.jpg Lot 103 – Redware jar with extruded handles, lead glaze. Unglazed bottom. Condition – minor chips to handles and rim, chip of glaze at midsection. 11 1/4″ height x 5 1/4″ width. 19th century. Est. $400-$450. Realized $843.
106_1.jpg Lot 106 – Davis Brown (Arden, NC) face jug, stamped ‘Brown Pottery, Arden, NC, Hand-Made”. Overall excellent condition. 8″ height. Circa 1940’s. Est. $800-$1200. Realized $1,350.
125_1.jpg Lot 125 – Federal coin silver cream pitcher, wide form with inverted corners, flat base and high loop handle, marked I. Moulton (attributed to Joseph Moulton III, working circa 1796, Newburyport, Massachusetts).Monogram JET. Condition: couple of small dents, small dent/deep scratch to front near base, small tear at spout, overall good condition. 5 5/8″ height, 4.78 oz troy. Est. $200-$400. Realized $1,125.
135_1.jpg Lot 135 – Sterling silver service set by Reed and Barton, “Tara” pattern (1955) consisting of: 12 dinner forks, 12 salad forks, 12 shellfish forks, 12 dinner knives, 12 butter spreaders, 12 teaspoons, 12 iced teaspoon, 1 sugar shell, 6 serving pieces, including gravy ladle, 2 pierced serving spoons, and 3 serving spoons. 91 total pieces. Not monogrammed. 131.530 oz. troy. Est. $800-$900. Realized $1,125.
141_1.jpg Lot 141 – Russian enameled silver large salt cellar or caviar dish, round with braided silver rim and multicolored cloisonné enamel work. Marked 84 with St. George mark for Moscow, maker’s initial “M.” with second initial rubbed. Condition: pitting to interior, some losses to the round stones along top rim. 3″ diameter (8 cm) by 1 1/2″ height. Circa 1890. Est. $200-$300. Realized $422.
144_1.jpg Lot 144 – Arts and Crafts Dodge Sterling Silver belt buckle. Marked “Dodge Sterling By Hand” (William Waldo Dodge 1895-1971, Asheville, N.C. silversmith). Hand hammered, oval with curved hook. 0.945 oz troy, 2 3/8″ x 3 1/4″. Early 20th century. Est. $100-$150. Realized $225.
152_1.jpg Lot 152 – Latin American Religious Painting, possibly Cuzco school. Traditional religious imagery including Christ as a priest with the Virgin Mary, altar, candelabra and organ. The Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña) was an artistic tradition that centered on Cusco, Peru (the former capital of the Inca Empire) in the 17th and 18th centuries, after the 1534 Spanish conquest of the city. Condition – Blacklighting does not reveal any obvious restoration. Possible old inpainting to ear of man spreading hands in the clouds near top, loss to canvas at elbow of one male figure and other minor losses, canvas laid down on board. 48 1/2 height x 39″ width. Late 18th or early 19th century. Realized $800-$1200. Realized $2,363. 
153_1.jpg Lot 153 – G.H. Flavelle (Geoff H. Flavelle, American, 19th/20th Century), watercolor landscape painting in carved gilt frame. Signed lower left corner, “G. H. Flavelle”. Overall excellent condition, not examined out of frame. Framed – 19 1/4″ height x 31 1/4″ width. Sight – 13 1/4″ height x 25 1/4″ width. Est. $300-$400. Realized $563.
163_1.jpg Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) portfolio entitled ” In Praise of Folly”, published by Aquarius Press, 1972. Includes ten wood cuts, each signed. Numbered 124/150. Contains Latin text with English translation. All in portfolio, excellent condition. 20 1/4″ height x 14 1/2″ width. German 20th century. Est. $800-$1200. Realized $900.
167_1.jpg Lot 167 – Miguel Covarrubias (Mexican/American 1904-1957) lithograph, signed in pencil lower right margin, “Covarrubias” , titled Tehauntepec River, 1951, lithograph issued by Associated American Artists, New York, pencil signed lower right. Depicts woman holding basket on head in the forefront, with women bathing in the river in the background. 21 12″ height x 17 1/2″ width – Framed. 13″ height x 9 1/2″ width – Sight. Est. $400-$600. Realized $788.
168_1.jpg Lot 168 – Framed serigraph by Leroy Neiman, American (b. 1927) entitled “Home Stretch”. Number 61 of 200 of limited edition. A teacher at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for 10 years early in his career, after studying there, Neiman also gained wide recognition as contributing artist for Playboy, in the 1950s. Many of his images of what he calls ” the good life,” have appeared in the form of etchings, lithographs, silkscreen prints, and sculptures as well as paintings, in the permanent collections of public and private museums and other institutions worldwide. Signed & numbered by the artist. Framed – 13 3/4′ height x 12 1/4″ width. 20th Century. Est. $300-$500. Realized $535.
190_1.jpg Lot 190 – Burlon Craig (Vale, NC, 1914-2003) face jug in green alkaline glaze. Marked (stamped) on bottom, “B. B. Craig, Vale N.C.” Excellent condition. 7 1/4″ height. 2nd item – Walter Fleming swirl ware face pitcher. Blue swirls over dark green alkaline glaze. Stamped on bottom, “Walter Fleming”. Excellent condition. 7 1/2″ height. Est. $250-$350. Realized $338.
248_3.jpg Lot 248 – 2 Books: Gray’s 1876 Atlas and Lyman’s Historical Chart. Gray’s Atlas of the U.S. and Maps of the World with Descriptions, published 1876 by OWN. Gray and Son. Leather-bound with over 100 maps of countries, cities, states, and the Hemispheres. Hardcover, 18″ x 15″. Condition: some pages torn, chipped or scribbled on, but overall good condition. Rare Lyman’s Historical Chart, by Azel S. Lyman, published 1875 by the National Publishing Co., Memphis/Atlanta. Timeline charts of various world events throughout history. 15″ x 15″. Condition: water damage/warping to cover; interior pages are better but have some spotting and toning to interior pages. Est. $100-$150. Realized $394.
257_1.jpg Lot 257 – Navajo Indian Ganado rug with red, grey and brown designs. Overall very good condition with expected wear and some very slight staining. 41″ width x 72″ length. Circa 1940. Est. $250-$350. Realized $731.
277_1.jpg Lot 277 – Blue cobalt Kugel Christmas ornament, probably German. Overall excellent condition. 4 1/2″ length. Late 19th/Early 20th century. Est. $100-$200. Realized $338.
299_1.jpg Lot 299 – “Mason’s Arm’s” luster biscuit jar depicting three men with conversation bubbles: “Let’s have a hot war.” “O’h but I hope they will mend” “Verry dull times Barber”. Chips to inside rim of jar & lid. Hairline crack to jar. Expected wear for age. 5 1/2″ height x 5 6/8″ width. Early 19th century. Est. $100-$200. Realized $478.
300_1.jpg Lot 300 – Historical Staffordshire Platter by English potter Enoch Wood. Labeled on back “Castle Garden Battery & E. Pluribus Unum” and stamped on back “Wood”. The Scene is actually of Lake George, NY and is mislabeled. A letter from the head curator of the Smithsonian Institution in 1947 discusses this platter and the history of the Wood pottery. Excellent condition for age – no chips, cracks, or repairs with minimal abrasions to design. 12 1/2′ height x 16 1/2 width. Circa 1818. Est. $1000-$1500. Realized $1,350.
323_1.jpg Lot 323 – Andirons of Whippet type dogs with collars, overall copper patina. Supports pivot and move, each andiron dog is marked “Dunn or Donn Shifts” with a number. Condition – overall very good condition. 22 1/2″ height x 24 3/4″ length. Early 20th century. Est. $150-$250. Realized $535.