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May 16th, 2009 Auction Highlights


Highlights from the May 16th, 2009 Antiques & Art Auction in Knoxville are listed below:

 (prices realized include a 13.5% buyer’s premium)


Lot 1 – Painted Tole flower metal box with hinged lid & 2 locks. Old painted surface, possibly not original with fading tole painting. One lock missing. Small pinhole to lid. Three feet missing from bottom. 10″ Height overall x 13″ Width x 9 3/4″ Depth. 19th century. Est. $100-$200. Realized $340

10_.jpg Lot 10 – Rare Civil War period East Tennessee field map. Drawn in blue, red, and black inks on oilcloth. Note – this map shows the town of Zollicoffer which is the present town of Bluff City, TN. This town was named after Confederate General Zollicoffer in 1862 and was renamed Union in 1865. The town was named Bluff City in 1887. Condition – Some minor fraying to edges & mall rip to upper right edge. Some bleed through of lettering & ink of words, foxing & grime to edges. 11 3/4″ Height x 16″ Width. Circa 1862. Est. $1,000-$1,500. Realized $2,838.
11_-5.jpg Lot 11 – Early French Map of Southern United States “Carte de la Partie Sud des Etats Unis de L’Amerique Septentrionale” by M. Bonne, Paris, c. 1780. A rare colored map of the southeastern US printed during the Revolutionary War by America’s French Allies, from a small folio of maps. Numbered in pencil lower right, 2487. Condition – Taped central fold with expected browning to edges. Small brown spot to top edge. Taped by top edge to contemporary matting. 10″ Height x 14 3/4″ Width. Est. $150-$200. Realized $340.
16_.jpg An Infantry Officer’s Sword, blade by J. J. Runkel, Solingen, engraved with foliage, Royal arms and G.R. cypher, gilt hilt with wire-bound grip, similar to 1796 model. Expected oxidation to blade with wear to gilding on hilt area. 39 1/4″ Length. 19th century. Germany. Est. $200-$250. Realized $369.
20_.jpg Lot 20 –  F.C. Middleton oval chromolithograph of Andrew Jackson on canvas, printed on paper and laid on canvas, original wood stretcher in a period carved gilt frame. Marked on reverse “Entered According to Act of Congress, in the Year 1861 by E. C. Middleton, In the Clerks Office of the District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati. Overall excellent condition. Frame has some cracks, minor loss & marring. Sight – 16″ Height x 12 3/4″ Width. Framed 22 1/8″ Height x 19” Width. Circa 1861. Est. $400-$600. Realized $510.
25_-2.jpg Lot 25 – Retablo in giltwood gothic twisted column arched frame. Unsigned. Oil painting on tin depicts Jesus with crown of thorns. Minor losses to carving and gilding, scratches to tin. 21 1/4″ x 8″. Probably Spanish, 19th century. Est. $200-$400. Realized $369.


Lot 27 – A well executed oil on board painting of four white and black spotted puppies. Unsigned. Scene depicts puppies sleeping, sitting & standing. Overall excellent condition, with minor paint loss to left side where the board touches the frame. Sight 7 3/4″ Height x 18 ” Width. Framed – 8 3/4″ Height x 19 1/4″ width. Late 19th/Early 20th century. Est. $400-$600. Realized $511. 
34_-1.jpg Lot 34 – Oil on board of cabin scene, signed lower right “Quist”, attributed to Thomas Campbell (Tennessee, 1834-1914). Painting was a second career for Thomas Campbell, who immigrated to the United States at age 19, and was ordained as a minister in 1866. He and his family moved to East Tennessee in hopes a climate change would improve the health of his wife, Susan, but she died in 1892. At that point, Campbell, retired from the ministry and turned to art, which had been his hobby, into his job. He founded the art department at Maryville College in 1902 and headed it until his death. His paintings were exhibited regionally and won several prizes and medals. He was also active in the Nicholson Art League, and was a talented wood carver who produced picture frames and small pieces of furniture. Campbell mostly painted pastoral landscapes. His adopted daughter Elizabeth Quist “finished” many of his paintings after his death in 1914. This well executed painting was likely painted by Campbell and signed by Quist. Overall excellent condition. Sight – 8 3/4″ Height x 11 5/8″ Width. Framed – 6 5/8″ Height x 9 5/8″ Width. Early 20th century. Est. $400-$600. Realized $908.
40_.jpg Lot 40 – Southern cut Valentine with an East Tennessee history. Scalloped valentine is framed in a grain painted contemporary frame. Written script in each of the eight panels with Amish blues & red stars, diamonds & hearts. Off white & blue ribbon is woven throughout central portion. Condition – Overall excellent condition with some glue discoloration and fading to red ribbon and applied cut-out decorations. Framed – 23″ Height x 23″ Width. Sight – 18 7/8″ Diameter. 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Est $900-$1200. Realized $2,270.
44_.jpg Lot 44 – Walnut carved whippet found in Walland area of Blount Co., Tennessee. Depicting a dog with a raised head, carved collar, and front legs crossed, detailed carving of ribs & paws. Initials “MC” carved on bottom. Condition – small hairline cracks throughout sculpture. Abrasions to snout of dog. Some areas of darkened wood, especially front legs. 11″ Height x 20 3/4″ Length x 4″ Depth. Early 20th Century. Est $300-$400. Realized $1,078.
54_.jpg Lot 54 – 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 – mint – shrink wrapped. 11 1/4″ x 8 1/4″. Nathan and Jean Harsh Collection. Est. $400-$500. Realized $568.
55_.jpg Lot 55 – Middle TN cherry press, with walnut secondary. Consisting of two dovetailed drawers with wooden pulls and inlaid escutcheons over two mortised doors on tapered legs. Interior fitted with one shelf. Condition – Old refinish with some slight staining to top and expected wear throughout. 46 1/2″ Height x 15 1/8″ Depth x 42 7/8″ Width. Circa 1840. Est. $500-$900. Realized $1,362.
56_.jpg Lot 56 – Classical mahogany dressing table with classical posts supporting mirror, two small drawers over one large drawer with division, marble inset for writing surface. Dovetailed drawers, octagonal pedestal, scrolled feet base. Marble has several old repaired cracks. Missing small veneer piece to base. 75 3/4″ Height x 32 1/8″ Width x 24 3/4″ Depth. Provenance – Descended from the Perkins Family of Meeting of the Waters Plantation, Franklin, Tennessee. Est. $1000-$1500. Realized $1,475.

Lot 60 – Knox Co., TN drop leaf walnut table with turned legs. Condition – refinished, old break to tip of one foot, expected abrasions for age. 28 3/4″ Height x 45 3/4″ Width x 64 1/8 Length (with leaves). Circa 1830. Est. $300-$400. Realized $454.

62_.jpg Lot 62 – East Tennessee Sheraton cherry chest of drawers with applied turned pilasters, small size, Sullivan Co., TN. Refinished with expected wear, some drawer sides built up, evidence of previous two post drawer pulls. 43 3/4 Height x 19 3/4″ Depth x 41 5/8″ Width. Circa 1840. Est. $400-$600. Realized $680.


Lot 66 – Southern broken arch pediment corner cupboard, walnut, one piece, with reeded arch pediment and scalloped skirt. Condition – upper doors may have been altered in the late 19th/early 20th century, one lobe of cut out skirt appears to be an old replacement. 88 1/2′ Height x 21 1/2″ Depth x 46 1/2″ Width. Circa 1825. Probably Georgia or Carolinas. Provenance – descended through Dr. Edgar Shepard estate (Atlanta area). Est. $2500-$3500. Realized $3,632.
67_.jpg Lot 67 – East Tennessee cherry Jackson Press, Piedmont area of Jefferson Co., TN. Consisting of a simple cornice top with 18 pane glass doors over two long doors, each containing two beveled panels. Press base consists of three graduated drawers with turned pilasters, resting on turned feet. Dovetails of drawers match with dovetails at the top of the upper case. Circa 1835. Condition – small patch to bottom lower right drawer, a few replaced panes of glass, back turned feet are loose, some surface abrasions with overall expected wear. 78″ Height x 44 3/4″ Width x 24″ Depth. Circa 1835. Est. $2000-$3000. Realized $2,270.
73_.jpg Lot 73 –  English Georgian inlaid hanging corner cupboard. Barrel front with inlaid compass stars. Interior fitted with 4 shelves & 3 small drawers. Condition – scratches to one inlaid compass star, repair to top right hinge. 41″ Height (to top of cornice) x 29 3/4″ Width x 18″ Depth. Late 18th century. Est. $500-$1000. Realized $1,475.

76_.jpg Lot 76 – Rare Kentucky red and white jacquard coverlet, the corner blocks inscribed “Made by H. Wilson, Kentucky, 1849″. Good overall condition with most of fringe intact, two holes- one larger by middle seam and one to mid-left side, and various staining throughout. 100″ x 78 1/2”. Mid 19th century. Est. $1000-$1800. Realized $1,135.
78_.jpg Lot 78 – Hawaiian applique design quilt, with mustard yellow design on cream background. A balanced design with what is probably a unique border added to a well-known center design. The quilt design, usually called KOHALA BEAUTY, refers to an area on the Big Island of Hawaii. The pattern collections written in the article “Communities of Quilters” for AQSG (American Quilt study Group) both have copies of this pattern. The border design was created to balance the larger size (100+ inches). HQRP (Hawaiian Quilt Registry Project) has registered about 80 quilts that are 100 inches or more in at least one dimension. The quilter went from a blind or slip stitch to an overcast stitch to navigate the apex of the curves. Overall excellent condition with only one very minor spot to underside. 8′ 7″ Height x 8′ 5″ Width. Mid 20th century. Provenance – Descended from consignor’s grandmother, Hawaiian native. Research courtesy of Laurie Woodard and Merikay Waldvogel. Est. $400-$600. Realized $3,292.
84_.jpg Lot 84 – Carl Sublett landscape watercolor. Titled & signed bottom right “Grand Canyon, 83 Sublett”. Additional writing in bottom right illegible. Embossed stamp of “Carl C. Sublett” in lower right corner. Overall excellent condition. Sight – 17 3/8″ Height x 23 3/4″ Width. Framed – 27 1/4″ Height x 32 5/8″ Width. Est. $400-$800. Realized $795.
86_1.jpg Lot 86 – Carroll Cloar (American/Tennessee, 1913-1994) framed acrylic on board titled en verso “The Children at the Shop” and dated “11-88”. Signed lower right, “Carroll Cloar”. Gilt carved frame. Excellent condition. Sight – 22 1/4″ Height x 33 1/2″ Width. Framed – 29 1/4″ Height x 40 1/4″ Width. Est. $10000-$15000. Realized $19,295.
96_.jpg Lot 96 – Three framed watercolors of Hawaiian birds. One depicted bird is extinct. (1) Labeled “Iiwi”, “Vestiaria Coccinea”. (2) Labeled “Acrulocescus Nobilis”. (3) Labeled “Nene”, “Bernicla Sandvicenis”. Slight browning around perimeter of matting, otherwise overall excellent condition. Some marring & scratching to frames. Sight – 10 3/4″ Height x 8 3/4″ Width. Framed – 20 1/8″ Height x 16 5/8″ Width. Est. $100-$200. Realized $425.
106_-3.jpg Lot 106 –  Salvador Dali colored etching, Richard III, pencil signed lower right corner and numbered lower left corner, 111/150. In pencil on backside of BFK paper, “Richard III”. On watermarked BFK Rives paper, hinged mounted. Condition – sight image and margins excellent, browning to paper margins under mat. Sight – 10 5/8″ Height x 8 5/8″ Width, Framed – 17 1/8″ Height x 14 5/8″ Width, BFK Rives paper 10 5/8″ x 14 5/8″. Circa 1971. Est. $150-$250. Realized $340.
109_-3.jpg Lot 109 – color lithograph of a female nude, appearing to have the reverse mirror signature, A. Derain (Andre Derain – French, 1880-1954) in the plate. Overall very good condition with one toning spot. Framed – 23 3/4″ Height x 20 1/2″ Width. Sight – 15 1/4″ Height x 13 1/4″ Depth. Est. $100-$200. Realized $425.
110_.jpg Lot 110 – M. Liepke (Malcolm T. Liepke, born in 1953 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) signed lithograph titled “Brunette Girl” depicts girl sitting with arms folded over her head. Signed & numbered “M. Liepke, 121/175”. Liepke’s works are exhibited in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum and the Brooklyn Museum. He is known for his figurative painting . Overall excellent condition. Sight – 20″ Height x 16 7/8″ Width. Framed – 33″ Height x 30″ Width. Est. $300-$600. Realized $1,163.
112_.jpg Lot 112 – Japanese bronze vase with flowers in relief on both sides of vase & coy fish near base, prob. Meiji period. Etched detail encircles rim. Marked on bottom with Japanese signature. Oxidation to surface. 13 3/4″ Height x 6 1/4″ Width. Late 19th century. Est. $250-$350. Realized $568.
115_-1.jpg Lot 115 – American Coin Silver “castle top” calling card case with architectural view, attributed to Leonard & Wilson of Philadelphia. Rectangular case with shaped edges and hinged lid. Embossed design of an eagle on one side, with a Greek Revival building on the other. The building is believed to be the Second Bank of the United States in Philadelphia. William Strickland, using the Greek Parthenon as inspiration, won the design competition for the bank in 1818. It became a vanguard for the Greek Revival style in America and helped establish Strickland’s architectural career. The Leonard & Wilson firm of Philadelphia made calling card cases with views of important American buildings in the mid 1800s, similar to the sterling “castle top” card cases produced by Nathaniel Mills in England depicting European buildings (not all of them castles). Although this case is unmarked other than a small stamped “B” or “D,” the eagle design is similar to those on several marked Leonard & Wilson examples. Condition: excellent. Inscribed inside: Peggy Clark. 3 5/8″ x 2 1/2″. 1.49 oz. troy. Circa 1850. Est. $350-$450. Realized $510.
116_.jpg Lot 116 – American coin silver kettle on stand. Kettle with elaborate chased & embossed floral, scroll, & grape leaf design. Hinged lid with grape cluster finial, ivory ferrules. Front inscribed with crest, shield, & banner “Sabiltate et Victoria”. Reverse inscribed with monogram “MSS”. bottom of kettle marked “Hood and Tobey” (retailers, Albany, New York, mid-19th century). Detachable chased and pierced base with four grape cluster feet & ring for burner (not included). Overall excellent condition – faint scratches to the lid and handle. There are also two very small indentions, one to the left of the crest and one to the right of the monogram. 16 3/4″ Height overall. 59.1 oz. troy. Circa 1850. Est. $1200-$1800. Realized $1,702.
119_.jpg Lot 119 – Three William Spratling Mexican silver spoons with wrapped silver handles. Impressed “925” below a Spratling print circle mark. 4 3/8″ length. Total weight – 3.225 oz. troy. Est. $200-$300. Realized $595.
120_.jpg Lot 120 – 143 pcs. Gorham sterling silver flatware, New Medici pattern, in walnut case. Service for 12 plus extra pieces. 12 knives (9 1/8″), 12 forks (7 1/2″), 18 salad/dessert forks, 18 teaspoons, 20 place/dessert spoons, 12 iced tea spoons, 12 hollow handle butter spreaders, 15 seafood/cocktail forks, 8 cream soup spoons, 4 demitasse spoons, pie server, 2 serving forks (8 1/2″), 2 gravy ladles, 2 table/serving spoons, 2 pierced table/serving spoons, 2 sugar shells, 1 knife (9 3/4″). Excellent to mint condition. Total weighable silver: 173.56 oz troy. Est. $1800-$2200. Realized $2,270.
125.jpg Lot 125 – English traveling medicine or apothecary chest, mahogany, with London label. Retains the original label on the inside of the lid, “Matthews & Cole Chemists & Druggists No. 57 …London Medicine Chests for the East & West Indies & Private family’s….” Hinged lid opens to reveal four deep central compartments with four shallow compartments and one slot for a tile. The front central door opens to reveal six bottle holders over eight dovetailed short drawers with turned bone handles. The rear cabinet drawer opens to reveal eight large bottle holders, brass cabinet handles on side, resting on bracket feet. Includes two graduated dispensing flasks with etched measurements, three larger bottles labeled Colic Mixture, Glauber’s Salts, and Gregory. Also contains a smaller glass cup with cover labeled “Yellow Bafilicon”, an ivory weight container with four graduated & marked weights and punched brass plates, and a brass balance scale with glass weighing pans, a glazed tile, and the original key with ivory tag marked “medicine chest”. Ink inscription on the bottom of the ivory container with weights, “M.A. from John April 26 59”. Condition – overall very good condition with side base bracket moldings of chest missing, discoloration to felt of two bottle holders on front side, dividers missing in one of the small dovetailed drawers, some roughness to larger measuring flask. 15″ height x 10″ width x 8 1/4″ depth. Circa 1845-1850, England. Est. $400-$700. Realized $880.
128_-2.jpg Lot 128 – Pair of reticulated Canton fruit bowls and underplates. The fruit bowls have shell handles. Overall very good condition with handles on one bowl having clean breaks and glued, some roughness to shell handles. Bowls – 7 5/8″ Depth x 9 1/4″ Width. Plates – 8″ Depth x 9 3/8″ Width. Mid 19th century. Est. $400-$600. Realized $908.
132_.jpg Lot 132 – Tiffany porcelain tureen and underplate, Old Dresden Flowers style floral and gold decoration. Footed, oval tureen with lid having a fruit form finial, with separate under tray. Both marked on underside Tiffany Private Stock/Hand painted in France, with hand painted French decorator mark and numbers. Minor edge/gold wear, overall very good condition. Platter 13 5/8″ long, tureen 7 1/2″ height x 10″ length. Probably early 20th century. Est. $400-$600. Realized $596.
136_.jpg Lot 136 – American copper tea kettle, marked “I. BABB” on handle. In 1796, A Mathias Babb opened a coppersmith shop in Reading, PA. The mark on this kettle is likely one of Mathias’ sons. Overall very good condition with a couple of minor dents. 13 1/2″ Height to top of handle x 14 1/2″ Width from spout. Early 19th century. Est. $900-$1200. Realized $1,475.
140_.jpg Lot 140 – Hand painted Royal regimental bass drum with original painted wood elements. Condition – some losses to painted surface with stain on drum head. Ropes intact. Fitted with glass top for use as table. Drum – 19 7/8″ Height x 31 7/8″ Diameter. Drum Stick – 15 3/8″ Length. Glass Top – 35 3/4″ Diameter. British, late 19th century. Est. $300-$600. Realized $1,078.
145_.jpg Lot 145 – Hand stitched Plains Cree Indian beaded vest. Front of vest is black velveteen with elaborate hand stitched overlay beadwork in flower/tree pattern sewn with green, blue, red, pink, orange and silver glass beads with five floral design metal buttons. Front left of vest has two stitched pockets, with only one being open. 20 3/4″ Length x 20″ Width. 20th century. Provenance – Chester Myron Spidell & Ethel Marion Spidell settled in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1918 and homesteaded on 160 acres with their four children. Chester used his carpentry skills to build a log cabin for his family, and other structures in the area including a one-room schoolhouse, several barns and a bridge. He and his family left the area in 1924 and moved to California. During the time Chester lived in Meadow Lake, he received this beaded vest as a gift from a Cree Indian. Est.$500-$700. Realized $738.
146_-2.jpg Lot 146 – Alaskan Eskimo Walrus Baculum Club, consisting of walrus bone with bear carving on one end. Carving depicts a bear, possibly polar, with open mouth and teeth. Inserted baleen bands between baculum and ivory tips. Condition -small chip to one ear. 19 3/8″ Length. Early 20th century. Est. $300-$400. Realized $568.
148_.jpg Lot 148 – Tennessee stoneware jar by William Grindstaff, stamped “W. Grinstaff” and an additional “2” stamp, denoting gallon capacity. Lug handles with rolled rim, incised line around shoulder. Condition – crack to back side of jar. 11 3/4″ height. Late 19th century. Note – a similar Grindstaff jar was sold in the April 2008 auction. Est. $500-$600. Realized $1,475.
155_13.jpg Lot 155 – Lanier Meaders (White County Georgia, 1917-1998) devil face jug. Horned devil face with bulging eyes & ceramic teeth. Olive green alkaline glazed. Inscribed on bottom “Lanier Meaders”. Overall excellent condition. Minor firing crack to one horn and base. 10 1/4″ Height. Est. $1000-$2000. Realized $2,270. 
156.jpg Lot 156 – Stoneware alkaline glazed compote attributed to Arie Meaders. Pooling of glaze at bottom of compote. Firing crack to underside; does not go through. Roughness to base of compote, with loss of glazing. Arie had been moved to a nursing home and this was reported to be one of her last pieces. Consignor purchased near Arie’s home near Georgia, unsigned. 5″ Height x 7 1/2″ Width. Nathan and Jean Harsh Collection. Est. $300-$400. Realized $595.
166_.jpg Lot 166 – Early East Tennessee candlestand. Old red/salmon paint with padded feet. Found in Boozy creek area of Sullivan County. Condition – water stains to top & old breaks to standard. 25 1/4″ Height x 14 7/8″ Diameter. Circa – 1830. Provenance – Sullivan Co., Boozy Creek area. Est. 250-$350. Realized $681.
168_-2.jpg Lot 168 – Washington County, Tennessee miniature Sheraton chest of drawers, Limestone area. Consisting of two small side by side drawers over two long drawers, dovetailed drawers with scratch beading, turned feet. Cherry primary, walnut and poplar secondary woods. Overall very good condition, older refinish, break to back strip of top. 19 1/4″ Height x 18 3/4″ Width x 13 3/8″ Depth. Descended through the Keebler family. Circa 1840 – 1850. Est. $2200-$2600. Realized $8,966.
169_.jpg Lot 169 – Rare Sullivan Co., TN two drawer walnut table. Dovetailed drawers with upper drawer containing compartments in the interior (appears to be for writing), turned Sheraton legs with the original brass casters on the feet tips. Marked with chalk on the underside of the second drawer for a Kingsport resident. Overall very good condition with an older surface. 30 1/8″ Height x 19 1/4″ Depth x 21 5/8″ Width. Circa 1830. Note – the compartment interiors and delicate leg turnings are similar to a school of medicine or tavern innskeeper tables illustrated 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. Est. $400-$600. Realized $1,362.
172_.jpg Lot 172 – Southern two section cherry bookcase press, yellow pine and poplar secondary woods. Consisting of a canted cornice, dovetailed frieze, 16 pane top section resting on a two door lower section with bracket feet. Condition – Some patching around top area of lower right door, upper right door hinges, and bed molding for upper case. Brackets have been added to support interior shelves due to warping. 93 3/4″ Height x 17 1/4′ Depth x 55″ Width. Circa 1835. Provenance – descended through Dr. Edgar Shepard estate (Atlanta). Est. $3000-$4000. Realized $6,583.
173_.jpg Lot 173 – Rare East walnut Tennessee lazy Susan table, Piedmont area of Jefferson Co., TN. Circular top with original revolving lazy Susan center, supported by post and cross member supports. Turned Sheraton legs, square nail construction. Older refinish, light abrasions & expected wear to top. 28″ Height x 59″ Diameter. Mid 19th century. Est. $1200-$2400. Realized $3,292.
204_-1.jpg Lot 204 – French picture musical clock framed painting, label of Maison Wurtel, Paris. The painting depicting a scene of a village beside a river, with men fishing in the foreground and mountains in the distance. The clock tower with white enamel Roman dial inscribed M A WURTEL (almost obscured), within a giltwood frame of rectangular outline. Interior of frame box – original Maison Wurtel Paris label to left of the clock and the Maison Wurtel manufacturer’s paper label to lower right interior with a play list of four tunes written in ink. Two winding keys also present. Condition – oil painting has some restoration around perimeter of clock face and a small spot in the lower left foreground, otherwise a couple of small inpaint spots to sky. Canvas has been laid down on board. Some losses to corners of gilt frame. Clock and music box appear to be in working order, not tested for functionality. Sight – 25″ Height x 31 1/2″ Width. Framed – 32 1/2″ Height x 39 1/4″ Width. Mid -19th century. Provenance – estate of Dr. Edgar Shepard of Atlanta, a known early clock and musical box collector. Est. $2000-$3000. Realized $2,838.
205_.jpg Lot 205 – Oil colored etching entitled “Papillon II” or “Woman in Wings” by Louis Icart (French 1880-1950) depicting a woman in butterfly wings. In original frame. This etching is the more scarce blue coloration of the wings. Louis Icart windmill Paris blind stamp in lower left corner (partially obscured by mat). Signed in pencil at the lower right corner, “Louis Icart”. Copyright information in top left corner, “© copyright 1936 by L. Icart City New York” . Condition – colors are excellent with expected toning to mat. Examination out of frame reveals etching glued down on board and matting. Sight – 9½” Height X 8 ¼” Width. Framed – 16 ¼” Height x 18 ¼” Width. 1936. Est. $1000-$2000. Realized $3,405.
207_.jpg Lot 207 – Oil on board titled “The Seine” by Jonas Lie (New York, 1880-1940), signed lower left corner. Stamped in verso “Jonas Lie Estate, Trustee’s Reg. No 190”. Also written in verso “#41 The Seine”. Sight – 9 1/2″ Height x 7 1/2″ Width. Framed – 12″ Height x 15″ Width. Overall excellent condition. Early 20th century. Est. $2500-$3500. Realized $5,000.
227_.jpg Lot 227 – 124 piece Lunt Sterling silver flatware, Charles II pattern, service for 12 plus extra pieces, in mahogany case. 12 knifes (9 3/4″), 12 forks (7 1/2″), 12 salad forks, 12 teaspoons, 12 ice tea spoons, 13 flat handle butter spreaders,12 cocktail/seafood forks, 12 demitasse spoons, 6 round bowl soup spoons (6 1/2″), 6 round bowl soup spoons (6 1/4″), 4 place spoons (7 1/4″), 4 table/serving spoons (8 1/2″), serving spoon and serving fork (9in), gravy ladle, cream ladle, master butter knife, and 2 extra teaspoons/sugar spoons. Condition: 2 place spoons and serving spoon/fork are monogrammed and some serving pieces have very slight pitting, otherwise all pieces in excellent condition. Total weighable silver: 162.11 oz troy. Est. $1200-$1800. Realized $2,100.
240_.jpg Lot 240 – 18K gold & diamond bracelet and earring set. Previously owned by gentlemen who served on the board of the NYSE. (Bracelet) Three rope chains & 3 tassels with white gold & diamond accents. Diamonds VS clarity. Length of bracelet 7 1/4″. Marked “18K S+F” on clasp. 87.5 grams/2.81 oz. troy. 2nd item – Clip on earrings with two rope chains & 2 tassels. Diamonds VS clarity. Marked 18K on clips. Length 2 1/4″. 28 grams/.9 oz. troy. Condition – cracks visible on clip posts. Total weight – 115.5 grams/ 3.71 oz. troy. Est. $1500-$2000. Realized $4,086.
241_.jpg Lot 241 – 18K yellow gold bracelet designed by Elizabeth Gage (English born). Seven link bracelet with gold abstract plaques, decorated with wirework. Stamped on the clasp back. Excellent condition. 7 7/8″ Length. 1.425 oz. troy. Est. $700-$1000. Realized $2,380.
248_.jpg Lot 248 – Silver on copper meat dome, oval with cast floral border and handle, unmarked. 18″ x 13 3/4″. Some minor dents and wear, overall good condition. English, Mid to late 19th century. Est. $100-$200. Realized $482.
251_.jpg Lot 251 – Pair of carved and polychrome painted wood Santos figures. Male saint has large age crack to base and lower section with appropriate paint wear. 10 7/8″ Height. Female saint has large loss of wood to lower left area of robe with appropriate paint loss. 10 3/4″ Height. 19th century. Est. $100-$200. Realized $369.
262_.jpg Lot 262 – Burlon Craig (North Carolina, 1914-2002) stoneware face jug with green and white swirl, glazed ceramic teeth and marked on bottom,” BB Craig, Vale NC”. Excellent condition with various firing imperfections. 9 1/2″ Height. Est. $100-$200. Realized $340.
274_.jpg Lot 274 – Lot of Limoges porcelain including game bird platter, 12 plates, and 1 saucer, all pieces artist signed. 1st item – Limoges porcelain platter decorated with 2 pheasants, 1 male and 1 female. Marked “L.R.L. Limoges * France” on underside and stamped “16”. Excellent condition. 12″ Height x 18″ Width x 2 3/8″ Depth. 2nd item – 12 Limoges porcelain plates painted with four different scenes. All marked “L.R.L. Limoges * France” on underside. Two plates decorated with wild turkeys. Four plates decorated with 3 mallard ducks. Four plates decorated with 4 snipes. Two plates decorated with unknown hawk type bird. Condition – Minor rubbing to gilt borders, otherwise excellent condition. All plates measure 8 1/2″ Diameter. 3rd item – 1 Limoges porcelain saucer, marked “L.R.L. Limoges * France” on underside and decorated with two grouse birds. Excellent condition. 6 ” Diameter. Late 19th century. Est. $350-$450. Realized $653.
332_.jpg Lot 332 – Rare Victorian oil lamp, etched glass shade with classical scenes. Base has four cherubs perched on each corner foot. Oil chamber has a frosted glass insert visible through Gothic cutout panes. Overall excellent condition. Base – 8″ Height. Oil Chamber – 9 1/2″ Height. Shade – 7 1/4″ Height. Chimney – 10 1/4″ Height. Overall – 26″ Height x 6 3/4″ Width . Provenance – The Sherman House, New Baltimore (Greene County), New York. Est. $350-$450. Realized $2,157.