Highlights from the January 23rd, 2010 Antiques & Art Auction in Knoxville are listed below:
(prices realized include a 13.5% buyer’s premium)
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Lot 6 – Rare 1904 Giers Confederate Cavalry Veterans photo of Troop A, Nashville, TN. Some of the officers include Captain George F. Hager, 5th Sergent & Quarter Master Sergent J. P. Hickman and 1st Lieutenant W. T. Hardison. Pictured at lower right are African American porters J. Luster and William King. 15″ Height x 20″ Width. Overall excellent condition with slight loss to tips of corners on right side and left middle edge. Est. $600-$800. Realized $2,043.
Lot 11 – Civil War Era Diary with Civil War era letter. 1st item – Civil War Era Diary, circa 1862-1863 belonging to H. C. Hays, originally from New York, living in McGregor, Iowa. He was a merchant who bought and sold hogs, wheat and lumber. Mr. Hays describes the life of a civilian during this period of the Civil War. The diary contains numerous references to the Civil War including specific battles, President Lincoln, military leaders, slavery, the draft and his own personal observations. He describes his pastime of hunting and fishing, his evolving love for Sarah Harris, and the relative life of luxury he enjoyed during the midst of the Civil War. Note – a typed transcription of entries will be included in this lot. Condition – Very good condition with all pages intact and some wear/losses to outer leather cover. 3″ Width x 6″ Height. 2nd item — Civil War era letter dated Sept. 24, 1863. Written by an unidentified Confederate soldier stationed in Mobile, ALA to his sister. Describes his health and the war in Mobile and asks for letters from his family. Overall very good condition with two very small holes and creasing. 8″ Height x 10″ Width. Est. $200-$250. Realized $454.
Lot 14 – Civil War Photograph of the riverboat Cumberland, inscribed on front ” Presented to Hanly Beard by his friend J. M. Cottonham” with photographer information en verso reading ” MUNN & PAUL Photographers, Cairo, ILL”. USS KENWOOD (1863) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a gunboat in support of the Union Navy blockade of Confederate waterways. Kenwood, a stern wheel steamer was launched 3 April 1863, by H. A. Jones at Cincinnati, Ohio; purchased for the Navy by Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter and commissioned at Cairo, Illinois, 24 May 1863, Acting Master John Swaney in command. Kenwood joined the Mississippi River squadron, 1 June 1863, and operated on the Arkansas River in the vicinity of Fort Pillow. Following brief river convoy duty, Kenwood participated in the joint Army-Navy expedition which captured Yazoo City, Mississippi, 13 July 1863. Kenwood was sent to the Port Hudson, Louisiana, Division, 19 August 1863 and served as a convoy and patrol gunboat at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, until 10 February 1865, when she was ordered to the 4th River District at Natchez. After helping to neutralize Rebel forces west of the Mississippi, Kenwood was sent 28 May 1865 to New Orleans, Louisiana, as a transport for officers. Following this duty, she steamed to Mound City, Illinois, and decommissioned 7 August 1865. Kenwood was sold at Mound City to W. J. Priest 17 August 1865. After merchant service, was renamed CUMBERLAND(shown in this photo), she exploded and sank at Shawneetown, Illinois, 14 August 1869 with the loss of 18 lives. Condition – Overall excellent condition with toning to photograph and card stock with losses to edges of card stock. Photograph measures 6″ Height x 8″ Width, mounted on card stock 8″ Height x 9 1/4″ Width. Est. $300-$400. Realized $454.
Lot 20 – Grouping of State of Georgia obsolete currency, 17 items total, including (1) $1 dollar note dated January 1st, 1864, Fine, (2) $2 dollar notes dated January 1st, 1864, Very Fine & Fine, (1) $4 dollar note dated January 1st, 1864, Very Good, (1) $5 dollar note dated January 15th 1862, Very Good, (4) $5 dollar notes dated April 6th, 1864, Fine & Very Good, (2) $50 dollar notes dated January 15th, 1862, Fine, (1) $ 50 dollar note dated April 6th, 1864, Very Good, (1) $100 dollar note dated January 15th, 1862, Very Fine, (2) $100 dollar notes dated February 1st, 1863, Very fine, and (2) $100 dollar notes dated April 6th, 1864, Very good. Est. $300-$400. Realized $369.
Lot 21 – Grouping of Augusta, Georgia obsolete currency, 19 items, including (1) 25 cents note from Augusta Savings Bank dated Dec. 2, 1861, Good, (1) 50 cents note from The City Bank dated Jan 1, 1862, Poor, (1) $1 dollar note from the Union Bank dated Sept.15, 1854, Good, (1) $1 dollar note from The Mechanics Bank dated Nov. 1, 1858, Very Good, (1) $1 dollar obsolete currency note issued by The Bank of Augusta with railroad vignette on corner, dated May 1, 1861, Serial # 5125, Fine. (1) $1 dollar note from The City Bank dated July 4th, 1855, Good, (1) $2 dollar note from The Mechanics Bank dated Nov. 1, 1858, Very Good, (1) $2 dollar note from The Bank of the State of Georgia, Branch Bank of Georgia dated January 9, 1860, red reverse, Fine, (1) $5 dollar note from The City Bank dated July 4th, 1850, Very Good, (1) $5 dollar note from The Mechanics Bank, illegible date, Good, (1) $5 dollar note from The Augusta Insurance and Banking Co., illegible date, Good, (1) $10 dollar obsolete currency note issued by The Bank of Augusta, dated 1870, no serial number, About Uncirculated, (1) $10 dollar note from The Mechanics Bank dated January 10, 1854, Very Good, (1) $10 dollar obsolete currency note issued by The bank of Augusta with Oglethorpe vignette, dated July 4th, 1850, serial # illegible, Fine, (1) $10 dollar obsolete currency note issued by The bank of Augusta with Oglethorpe vignette, dated 1850, serial # 3031, Poor, (1) $10 dollar note from The Union Bank dated Sept. 5, 1854, Fine, (1) $20 dollar note from The city Bank dated Oct. 2, 1852, Fine, (1) $20 note from The Mechanics Bank, dated January 10, 1854, Fine, and (1) $20 dollar note from The Union Bank dated Sept. 2, 1854, red reverse, Good due to holes in center of note. Est. $250-$350. Realized $340.
Lot 22 – A framed Federal duck stamp collection, 1934-1993, comprising 60 different migratory bird hunting stamps. Unused stamps marked U.S. Department of Agriculture 1934-1938 and the remaining stamps are marked U.S. Department of Interior. Mint condition. Est. $600-$800. Realized $1,589.
Lot 32 – Still life painting, oil on board, by Tennessee artist Cornelius Hankins (1863-1946). Depicting a still life with a plate of fruit, glass and pitcher. Signed lower right “Cornelius Hankins”. Hankins studied with Robert Henri, leader of the Ashcan school and William Merritt Chase in New York. Retains the original frame. Overall very good condition with three or four scattered pinhole flakes, some slight losses to gilt frame. Sight – 13 1/2″ Height x 18 1/2″ Width. Framed – 20″ Height x 25″ Width. Early 20th century. Est. $800-$1200. Realized $1,702.
Lot 33 – Ella Sophonisba Hergesheimer (American, Tennessee, 1873-1943) etching, titled in pencil, “Still life with apples”. Signed in pencil lower right margin, “E. Sophonisha Hergesheimer and “Edition 52, 23rd print”. Also signed in the plate, “E.S.H.”. Unframed. Overall very good condition with stain to left margin border. Sight 12″ Height x 14 1/2″ Width. Full margin – 14 1/4″ Height x 17 3/8″ Width. Early 20th century. Est. $400-$600. Realized $738.
Lot 35 – Edwin Wappler (American, 20th century) framed oil on board landscape painting, depicting trees and buildings in the middle ground with mountains in background. Signed lower right. Excellent condition with some overall grime. Sight – 14″ Height x 17 1/8″ Width. Framed – 17 1/2″ Height x 20 3/4″ Length. Early 20th century. Est. $225-$325. Realized $539.
Lot 37 – Folk art ship portrait on paper, labeled “Pendarvers” (spelled on ship, “Pendavers”), 1891. Some tears to paper in sky area. Wood and giltwood frame with some separation at corners. 16 x 21 1/2″ sight, 19″ x 24 1/2″ framed. 19th century. Est. $150-$250. Realized $369.
Lot 46 – Lot of 6 coin silver spoons, 4 marked for Samuel Bell. 1st item – Lot of four Tennessee coin teaspoons with the mark of Knoxville silversmith, Samuel Bell (1797-1881). Monogrammed “D”. Samuel Bell was active in Knoxville from 1819-1852 and the mark on this spoon is similar to the mark illustrated in Benjamin Caldwell’s “Tennessee Silversmiths”, p.33-34. Bell also served two terms as Knoxville’s mayor from 1840-42 and 1844-46. In 1852, Bell moved to San Antonio, Texas and continued his vocation as a silversmith. Condition – Overall very good condition with some minor pitting to bowls, light surface scratching, slight wear to tips and some loss of curvature to handle. All measure 6″ Length. 2nd item – Two coin silver spoons, not marked, but with same monogram (D) in the same style as marked Bell spoons. Condition – minor pitting to bowls, overall light scratching and slight wear to tips. One spoon measures 5 3/4″ Length and the other 6″ Length. Est. $400-$500. Realized $1,589.
Lot 47 – Rare Tennessee coin silver calling card case. Scalloped sides with engine turned geometric design to front and back, front has center cartouche engraved “L.J. Greenough”. Hinged lid. Marked under lid: “Coin” on one side and on the other side, “HOPE” with masonic emblem (David Large Hope, b. 1799 at Ramsey Plantation, outside Knoxville, d. 1869). According to Tennessee Silversmiths by Benjamin Caldwell, Hope apprenticed in Huntsville, Ala. and returned to Knoxville by 1828, the year he received the degree of Master Mason at Mt. Libanus Lodge, Knoxville. Hope purchased the contents of Samuel Bell’s silversmithing shop when Bell moved to Texas around 1852, and Hope remained active in the silversmithing and jewelry business until 1869. Minor pitting, polish reside around hinge, overall excellent condition. 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″. 1.535 oz troy. Knoxville, Tennessee circa 1860. Est. $900-$1200. Realized $2,838.
Lot 51 – Pair of sterling julep cups inscribed on bottom, “Harry McCord / Richmond, Kentucky / Sterling”. Monogrammed. 3 3/4″ Height. 7.800 troy ounces total. Est. $150-$200. Realized $482.
Lot 54 – Gorham sterling coffee and tea pots. 1st item – Gorham sterling teapot (9 7/8″ Height), marked “1 5/8 pint”, “sterling” with Gorham hallmarks. 2nd item – Gorham sterling coffeepot (11″ Height), marked “2 pint” and “sterling”, with Gorham hallmarks. No monograms. Both items in overall very good condition. 39.745 ounce troy total. Est. $400-$500. Realized $738.
Lot 60 – Gold, enamel and diamond portrait miniature pin, woman with jeweled neckline and Russian style headdress set with 21 small rose cut diamonds, and a necklace of gold filigree. Marked 07 and 12 on back. Gold tested 18K. Some tiny scratches to enamel surface. 1 3/4″ length. European, possibly Russian, late 19th century. Est. $300-$400. Realized $482.
Lot 71 – Joe Parrott (American, Tennessee 20th century) oil on board depicting scene of downtown Nashville. Signed and dated lower right “Parrott, 75”. Overall very good condition with slight loss to paint in lower left corner. Sight – 23 1/2″ Height x 28 1/4″ Width. Framed – 29 3/4″ Height x 35″ Width. Est. $300-$350. Realized $425.
Lot 72 – Large framed Oil on Canvas, Tennessee, depiciting landscape with prominent sky. Signed and dated (1966) lower right (illegible – possibly Robert Birdwell). Knaffl & Bros. (Knoxville) framing tag on back. Excellent condition. Sight – 39 1/2″ Height x 35 1/2″ Width. Framed – 43″ Height x 39″ Width. Est. $300-$400. Realized $1,021.
Lot 73 – Elaborate gilt framed oil on canvas depicting scene of forest and lake. Appears to be signed Wm S B Maine ’82 (sp?) lower right. Overall excellent condition. Sight – 11 1/4″ Height x 19 1/4″ Width (Canvas size 12″ x 20″). Framed – 22 3/4″ Height x 30 3/4″ Width. 19th century. Est. $400-$600. Realized $2,156.
Lot 76 – Framed oil on board painting by Rhoda Brady Stokes (Mississippi/Louisiana, 1902-1988) entitled “Denner Time – The Bradys”. Signed and dated lower right, “Rhoda B. Stokes, ’65”. Excellent condition. Sight – 17 1/2″ Height x 24″ Width. Framed – 22 3/4″ Height x 28 3/4″ Width. Stokes was a primarily self-taught 20th century folk artist and is sometimes referred to as “Louisiana’s Grandma Moses.” Many of her paintings were inspired by her childhood at her family’s farm in Mississippi, which was known as The Brady Place. Est. $2500-$3500. Realized $3,859.
Lot 82 – Oil on canvas by William Fulton Soare (American,1896-1940), depicting seated lady holding a flower. Gilt ogee frame. Signed “Soare” lower left. Soare studied at the Sorbonne and was a successful and prolific commercial illustrator whose work often depicted the pop culture of the 1930’s. Condition – Some flaking middle right and tears upper right & lower middle. Sight – 23 3/4″ Height 17 1/2 Width. Framed – 30 3/4 Height x 24 1/2″ Width. Circa 1930’s. Est. $400-$600. Realized $539.
Lot 83 – C. S. Hammond & Co. terrestrial globe on metal tripod base with astrological and monthly horizon and metal engraved meridian. Overall good condition with some yellowing to globe and small losses to horizon. 30 3/4″ Height x Approx. 24″ Diameter. Circa mid to late 1930’s. Est. $400-$600. Realized $851.
Lot 93 – East Tennessee decorated stoneware jar, attributed to Charles Decker of Keystone Pottery, Washington County, TN. Jar with four cobalt decorated flowers around circumference, and incised line on upper midsection. Extruded lug handles with colbalt decoration. Stamped “2” for capacity on rim. Overall excellent condition. 12″ Height. 19th century. Est. $900-$1200. Realized $2,156.
Lot 96 – Rare South Carolina lidded stoneware butter crock by Thomas Chandler, Edgefield District, with original domed lid and applied lug handles. Green alkaline glazed stoneware with slip swag decoration on both crock and lid. Stamped “Chandler Maker” on top of lid and on shoulder of crock. Condition – Old chip to inside rim of crock, above right lug handle(does not penetrate the wall). One small chip to lower edge of lid handle. Overall height – 9″. Crock measures 7″ Height x 8 1/2″ Diameter. Lid measures 9 1/2″ diameter. Second quarter of the 19th century. Thomas M. Chandler (born 1810 Virginia, died 1854 North Carolina) is referred to as ” . . . Edgefield’s premier potter . . .” states Cinda Baldwin on page 47 of Great and Noble Jar. Though born in Virginia, Thomas may have brought a northern influence into South Carolina pottery. He enlisted in the army in Albany, New York in 1832 (Baldwin, page 148). This suggests that he may have potted briefly in New York. A decorated jar made by him bears a decided resemblance to New York state wide mouth jar forms with lug handles. His straight-sided cake crocks are also reminiscent of northern cobalt decorated crocks. In 1838, he married into the Durham family of potters in Edgefield. The 1840 census shows Thomas, 29 years old, and family living near others involved in the pottery industry. There are no slaves listed in either his household or Isaac Durham’s (page B of this census is shown below). A jar signed in script “Chandler Maker/1844” is perhaps the earliest recorded piece of pottery made by him. Among his known stamps are: Chandler, Chandler/Maker and Chandler/Warranted (Baldwin, pages 51 and 54). In the 1850 census Thomas and his wife, Margaret, have four daughters and two sons. Thomas is 40 years old and his occupation is listed as “Stoneware Manufactory”. They are living next door to Francis Devillin, age 44, potter. According to Cinda Baldwin (page 53), Thomas Chandler had $1500 invested in his pottery at that time and eleven slave and journeyman potters working. A full range of forms were produced. Thomas set up a trust for his wife and children in 1852. He placed all of his property, including slaves, in that trust. He died in North Carolina in 1854 (Baldwin, pages 54 and 75). Thomas Chandler appears to have played an important role in the development of decorated Edgefield wares. Cinda Baldwin (page 148) states “Chandler was clearly a key figure in the production of Edgefield decorated stoneware, having turned ware at all of the Edgefield factories where slip decoration was widely used” (research courtesy Carole Wahler). Est. $3500-$4500. Realized $18,160.
Lot 97 – Edgefield decorated stoneware jug, possibly Chandler. Ovoid form with crescent lug handles and brown alkaline glaze. Both sides decorated in iron slip with a “broken stem flower” design. Overall very good condition with some minor old wear to glaze in a couple of areas. 13 1/4″ Height. Est. $1800-$2200. Realized $2,610.
Lot 105 – Elaborately pieced tramp art/folk art picture frame with cut out heart and hands design, contains a 19th century family portrait. Very good condition. Measures 15″H x 12 3/4″W. Late 19th century. Est. $250-$350. Realized $567.
Lot 111 – Southern, probably Maryland, dulcimer or scheitholt in wooden case with old bow. Constructed with yellow pine for the body and walnut for the scrolled handle. Five string with two floral circular sound openings. Condition – Overall good condition with strings missing and small with two small cracks to top end of body. 32 1/2″ Length x 3 1/2″ Width. 19th century. Est.$200-$300. Realized $567.
Lot 112 – Needlework alphabet sampler, signed and dated 1845, silk on linen, probably Connecticut. Floral border and small motifs including birds seated in tree. Signed Chloe Jane Blakeslee, 9 years of age, May 23, 1845. With alphabets and verse, “Even a child is known by his doing. Proverbs 20_11”. The 1850 Census shows a Chloe J. Blakeslee, born about 1836, living in New Haven, CT. Her father was Wriley Blakeslee and her mother’s name was Lydia. Her father ran the Eagle Hotel in New Haven. Contemporary giltwood frame. Condition – Some fading to needlework, soiling, and toning. Sight – 16 1/2″ Height x 16 5/8″ Width. Framed – 19 1/2″ Height x 20 1/8″ Width. Est. $400-$600. Realized $1,021.
Lot 115 – Middle Tennessee Quilt, Putnam County, Rose of Sharon or Whig Rose variant pattern. Signed and dated “From Grandma, Oct. 1855” or “1885”. Condition – Overall very good condition with minor scattered staining. 78 1/2″ Height x 84 1/2″ Width. Probably late 19th century. Est. $800-$900. Realized $908.
Lot 121 – Large American needlework sampler, signed and dated 1834, silk on linen, depicting a large house or school/academy. Floral border with bird at top left corner, birds, flowers, baskets and trees, along with initials of family members. Center cartouche with heart is inscribed “Elizabeth Leitenger aged 10 Years Nov. 27th, 1834,” with large initials LGR below, possibly a teacher’s initials. Contemporary birdseye maple frame with beige mat. Condition: areas of ground loss at fold lines and lower border, all over toning and fading. 21″ x 20 3/4″ sight; 27 1/2″ x 27 1/2″ framed. Est. $400-$600. Realized $851.
Lot 131 – American brilliant cut glass whiskey jug or decanter with diamond cut stopper decorated in fan, strawberry diamond cut and checked square motifs with hobstar cut on base. Rare form. Excellent condition. 7 3/8″ H (including stopper). Est. $300-$400. Realized $426.
Lot 147 – Gustave Brisgand (French, 1880-1950), portrait of reclining nude, signed at lower right. While plate mark indicates a colored etching, examination under 10X magnification indicates hair and other features are hand drawn. Overall very good condition, fade lines to edge of right margin. Sight 11″ x 23″, framed 18″ x 29″, in carved gilded frame. Est. $400-$500. Realized $1,248.
Lot 149 – Oil on canvas landscape painting by Adolf Robert Shulz (American, Indiana 1869-1963) in original gilt carved frame. Depicting trees and meadow with a lumniscent sky. Signed “Adoph R. Shulz” lower right. Condition – Professionally conserved by Cumberland Art in Nashville in 1989 (label on back) – crackelure, relined with a couple of small spots of inpainting in sky. Sight – 24″ Height x 30″ Width. Framed – 31 1/2″ Height x 37 1/2″ Width. Est. $3500-$4500. Realized $6,129.
Lot 151 – Framed oil on masonite painting depicting skaters at the Wohlman Memorial Skating Rink in Central Park by Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991), titled “Central Park Skating”. The perspective of the painting is westward toward the famous Dakota Building. Signed and dated lower left, “Jos Delaney ’68”. Recently illustrated and discussed in the 2009 book, “The Life, Art and Times of Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991 by Frederick C. Moffatt” on page 148. This painting was also featured in the 2004 “Life in the City: The Art of Joseph Delaney” exhibit, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (illustrated in the 2004 catalog, p. 29) and the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. Overall excellent condition, original frame. Sight – 31 1/2″ Height x 29″ Width. Framed – 37 3/4″ Height x 36″ Width. Consignor purchased the painting directly from Joseph Delaney, Knoxville Collection. Biography (Courtesy of Frederick C. Moffatt) – Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city’s landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney’s works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Est. $15000-$25000. Realized $28,375.
Lot 155 – Watercolor by Elisee Maclet (French, 1881-1962) street scene of Montemart, signed lower right. Matted in gilt carved frame. Excellent condition. Sight – 10 5/8″ Height x 13 1/2″ Width. Framed – 20 1/2″ Height x 23 3/8″ Width. Est. $500-$800. Realized $681.
Lot 157 – Portrait of Andrew Jackson by William Stewart Watson (Scottish, 1800-1870), signed lower right ” Stewart Watson/Pinxt 1836″. Watson is believed to have painted in both America and Europe for several years before settling in Edinburgh. He is primarily known for his portraits, including miniatures, and paintings of historical subjects. Condition – Professionally conserved in 2001. Blacklighting reveals inpainting/restoration to areas around eyes, nose, and forehead. A couple of areas flouresce in right hairline area, one small area flouresces in chest area and one to background. Conservation report available to sucessful bidder. Sight – 27 1/4″ Height x 23 1/4″ Width. Framed – 34 1/4″ Height x 31″ Width. Provenance – By family oral tradition, a gift from President Jackson to Colonel Albert James Pickett(1810-1858) when Pickett visited Jackson at The Hermitage in 1837. The painting was given to his daughter Mary Pickett Harris and descended through her family. The great grandchild of Mary Pickett Harris consigned the portrait with Christies in 2001 where the present consignor acquired the portrait. Albert Pickett was a prominent writer and Alabama historian who was influential in Alabama politics during the second quarter of the 19th century. Pickett was a Jacksonian Democrat who was instrumental in organizing a counter response to a group of Alabama anti-Jackson States Rights legislators who were successful in 1835 in endorsing Judge Hugh White of TN for President over Martin Van Buren. President Jackson presented Pickett with this portrait as a result of his loyalty. Est. $7500-$8500. Realized $36,320.
Lot 161 – Etching by Isabel Bishop (American, 1902-1988) entitled, “Woman Walking in Subway Station, 1963, (Teller 57)”. Edition 25. Pencil signed lower right and numbered lower left. Associated American Artists certificate en verso. Isabel Bishop gifted an etching with this title to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1987. Excellent condition. Sight – 8 1/4″ Height x 6″ Width. Framed – 18″ Height x 15 1/4″ Width. Est. $125-$175. Realized $312.
Lot 162 – Pablo Picasso, (Spanish, 1881-1973), etching entitled “Nu De Dos”, signed in plate. The Collector’s Guild, Ltd. authentication label en verso. Framed and matted. Excellent condition. Sight – 15 1/4″ Height x 11 3/4″ Width. Framed – 22 3/4″ Height x 18 3/4″ Width. Est. $400-$500. Realized $511.
Lot 163 – Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) soft ground etching entitled, “La Danse a la Campagne, 2e Planche” (Dancing in the Countryside ), stamped signature lower right. Condition – Overall very good condition, faint stain middle of image, sheet edge taped to matte and trimmed. Image – 8 11/16″ Height x 5 3/8″ Width, Framed – 18 6/8″ Height x 14 6/8″ Width. Sheet size – 11 3/4″ Height x 7 7/8″ width (trimmed). Est. $3000-$4000. Realized $9,988.
Lot 164 – Miniature painting on ivory, signed lower right “Vernet” (school of Jules Vernet, French, 1792-1843 or Emile Jean-Horace Vernet, French, 1789-1863) depicting Christopher Columbus at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella, similar to a painting by Wencesla Von (Vanclave) Brozik, 1851-1901. Excellent condition. Sight – 5 1/2″ Height x 9 1/4″ Width. Framed – 10 3/4″ Height x 14 5/8″ Width. 19th century. Est. $3800-$4200. Realized $4,313.
Lot 170 – Louis Icart (French, 1888-1950) 1927 colored etching entitled “Jealousy” depicting woman with parakeets. Pencil signed right lower corner and numbered, A32, left lower margin with windmill blindstamp of artist. Copyright and date in plate, published by Les Graveurs Modernes, Paris. Framed and matted. Overall excellent condition. Sight – 10 1/2″ Height x 11″ Width. Framed 19 1/4″ Height x 19 3/4″ Width. Est. $400-$800. Realized $908.
Lot 171 – Louis Icart (French, 1888-1950) 1926 colored etching entitled “Smoke, Fumee” depicting woman lounging topless with opium on incense burner. Titled. Pencil signed in right lower margin and numbered in left lower margin with windmill blindstamp of the artist. Mat with colored designs accenting etching. Overall very good condition with overall toning. Sight – 15 3/4″ Height x 20 1/2″ Width. Framed – 27″ Height x 31 1/4″ Width. Est. $700-$1100. Realized $1,475.
Lot 174 – Signed Salvador Dali colored lithograph titled “Sirene au dauphin”, numbered 142/150 and artist signed lower right. From the suite titled “Hommage a Albrecht Durer” published in 1971 which is referenced in the Albert Field catalog. Watermarked paper, BKF Rives, France. Unframed. Condition – Overall very good condition with toning to paper outlining former matte, light spotting to lower left margin and tape residue to upper and lower sheet edge. Engraving – 23″H x 15 1/4″W. Paper – 29 1/2″H x 22 1/8″W. Est. $700-$1000. Realized $1,362.
Lot 176 – Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Sepia etching entitled “Rembrandt”, circa 1968, signed in plate. The Collector’s Guild, Ltd. Authentication label en verso. Excellent condition. Sight – 7 1/8″Height x 5 1/4″ Width. Framed – 15″ Height x 11 3/4″ Width. Est. $125-$175. Realized $425.
Lot 183 – Mermaid figural ivory handled fish serving set, both pieces with pierced, engraved sterling blades finely decorated on both sides with mermaids, and inscribed “Hon. Simon Cameron/From Frank S. Johnson”. Simon Cameron served as Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of War from 1861-1862, and later as U.S. Minister to Russia. Marks for Henry Wilkinson & Co., Sheffield England, date mark for 1859-1860, Sterling. 12 3/4″ length (knife), 9 3/4″ (fork). Condition – Overall very good condition with a 1 5/8″ crack to back side of knife handle. Est. $1200-1800. Realized $1,816.
Lot 187 – Sterling Silver Ice Cream or Fish Slice, Tiffany & Co. Persian pattern, gilt-washed blade with engraved floral pattern. Monogram “A”. Slight wear to gilt wash. 11 3/8″ length, 4.2 oz troy, Circa 1872-1891. Est. $400-$600. Realized $568.
Lot 189 – Reed & Barton sterling silver flatware set, Frances I pattern. 46 total pieces including five piece place setting for 8(dinner fork, salad fork, teaspoon, iced tea spoon and knife) plus 6 serving pieces consisting of 1 butter knife, 1 serving spoon, 1 serving spoon, 1 sugar shell spoon, 1 pierced berry spoon and 1 dessert sever. Not monogrammed. Excellent condition. 76.475 ounce troy total weight. Est. $800-$1100. Realized $1,702.
Lot 190 – Wallace sterling tea set, Rose Point pattern. 5 pieces total. Includes teapot(11″ Height), coffeepot (12″ Height), sugar (7 1/2″ Height), creamer (6 1/2″ Height), and waste bowl (4 1/8″ Height). Overall very good condition. 81.55 oz. troy total weight. Est. $1500-$2000. Realized $1,930.
Lot 191 – Wallace sterling silver water pitcher, Rose Point pattern. Very good condition. 9 1/8″ Height. 20.705 oz. troy total weight. Est. $400-$600. Realized $681.
Lot 192 – 40 piece lot of Kirk & Son sterling flatware, Repousse pattern, including 4 dinner forks, 4 salad forks, 4 dinner knives, 8 butter knives, 8 teaspoons, 8 dessert spoons, 1 large berry spoon, 1 small berry serving spoon, 1 sugar tong and 1 small demitasse/sugar spoon. Very good condition. 43.165 ounce troy total weight. Est. $500-$700. Realized $738.
Lot 193 – Towle sterling silver flatware, Old Lace pattern, service for eight in case (40 pieces) plus large serving spoon, ice cream fork and seafood fork. Lightly used condition. 56.010 ounce troy total weight. Est. $450-$550. Realized $851.
Lot 196 – English Sterling teapot and creamer, Greek Revival style with fine acanthus design at handles and spout, ribbed borders and chased designs on finials and shoulders. Ivory ferrules. Marked “Eng Sterling 925/1000,” retailers marks “Browne & Spaulding, 568 and 570 Broadway, 24″ on base. Browne and Spaulding opened in New York in the mid 1800s and was a well known upscale jewelry retailer until 1871, when the company dissolved and the principals went to work for neighboring Tiffany & Co. Excellent condition, very heavy. Teapot 7 1/2″ height, sugar 6” height. 45.86 oz troy. Est. $450-$650. Realized $908.
Lot 197 – Pair of English silver reticulated compotes, hallmarked and dated 1916. Stamped “Creighton Bros., London & New York” and “LAC (Lionel Alfred Crichton)”. Overall very good condition. 3 1/8″ Height x 6 1/4″ Diameter. 18.545 ounce troy total weight. Est. $400-$600. Realized $738.
Lot 200 – Regency style figural sugar urn, cover with final and chased leaf design, neoclassical style border with tripod caryatid base, female masks and paw feet. Partially legible continental marks, possibly Russian. Monogrammed. Some scattered small dents and pitting, overall good condition. 6 5/8in tall, 12.765 oz troy. Est. $350-$450. Realized $539.
Lot 204 – Miniature grain painted Wythe County, VA blanket chest with the initials and possible name painted on front of chest. Poplar primary wood with dovetailed case resting on bracket feet. Condition – Overall very condition, possible old replacement of side moldings. 12 7/8″ Height x 24 1/2″ Length x 11 3/4″ Depth. 2nd quarter of 19th century. Est. $700-$900. Realized $1,135.
Lot 206 – Tennessee cherry book or china press, cherry and flame figured cherry or walnut veneers, poplar secondary wood. Two sections: top with molded cornice over veneered frieze, two glazed doors, each with 8 panes, opening to interior with three fixed shelves. Lower section with two drawers over two flat panel cupboard doors, opening to interior with one shelf. Paneled sides on lower section, short turned feet. Condition: older surface with old loss to upper left door edge near hinge, loss to feet, lock removed on top door, brass escutchoen on lower door probably added later, frieze on lower section probably had a mahogany veneer strip lost, scattered shrinkage and abrasions. Overall dimensions: 90 1/2″ height (52 1/2″ top section) x 46 3/4″ x 19 1/4″. Provenance: descended in the Gwin family of Sumner County TN family (Hartsville area) and by oral tradition was made by a member of the family, James Gwin. Note some design and construction similarities to a sideboard in this sale descending from the same family. Attributed to Sumner County, Tennessee, circa 1835. Est. $4500-$5500. Realized $9,534.
Lot 207 – Tennessee cherry sideboard with flame figured cherry or walnut veneers and poplar secondary wood. Shaped backsplash, overhanging top section with long center drawer topped by veneered freize and flanked by two shorter side drawers, base with two-door cupboard section with interior shelf, two drawers on each side, flanked by fully turned columns on bases with applied bosses. Short turned feet. Cockbeaded drawers. Paneled sides. Round wood pulls appear original. Condition: feet have been shortened with casters added. Old tin repair to back. Stains to top. Scattered shrinkage, scratches and abrasions. Overall dimensions: 44 1/4″ height x 58″ width x 22 1/2″ depth. Provenance: descended in the Gwin family of Sumner County family (Hartsville area) and by oral tradition was made by a member of the family, James Gwin. Note some design and construction similarities to the press in this sale descending from the same family. Attributed to Sumner County, Tennessee, circa 1835. Est. $800-$1200. Realized $1,589.
Lot 226 – Wythe Co., VA stoneware jug, 8 gallon capacity with sine wave decoration, applied lug handles, and unusual ribbed rim. Overall very good condition with two old cracks near bottom and various firing flaws. 22 1/2″ Height. Found in Cripple Creek area of Wythe County, VA. Note – a smaller Wythe Co. jar with similar sine wave incising and handles was sold in the April 19, 2008 auction, lot #77. Est. $400-$600. Realized $851.
Lot 241 – Handel Arts & Crafts Table Lamp, bronze, three-socket form with reticulated cap and original patina. Signed in plate on base. Fitted with leaded floral design glass shade, also marked but possibly added to base at later date. Excellent condition. 24″ Height. Est. $800-$1000. Realized $1,816.
Lot 244 – Lot of one decanters and set of 4 glass stemware. 1st item – Large Brilliant cut glass handled Decanter with diamond cut stopper, alternating hobstars with fan, strawberry and cross cut diamond motifs. Double notched applied handle. Overall very good condition. Small chip noted. 11 7/8″ Height including stopper. 2nd item – Set of four brilliant cut glass stemware with hobstar, fan, strawberry and zippered motifs. Excellent condition. 5 1/8″Height x 2 3/4″ Diameter. Est. $200-$300. Realized $454.
Lot 256 – Seven assorted cut glass powder/rouge jars with repousse silver lids, most marked sterling and engraved with monograms. Ranging in height from 1 1/4″ to 5 1/2″. Minor small chips and dents, overall good condition. Late 19th to early 20th century. Est. $200-$300. Realized $425.
Lunt sterling tea and coffee service, “La Pierre” pattern. Urn form with bud finials, circular stepped base. Set consists of teapot (10″ height), coffee pot (11 3/4″ height), creamer (5 3/8″ height), waste bowl (4″ height), and covered sugar bowl (7 1/4″ height). Overall excellent condition. 59.69 oz. troy total weight. Est. $700-$900. Realized $851.
Lot 268 – Mexican ladies silver cuspidor, hand hammered. Marked “J. N. Flores”, “BTON” and “ANAS”, most likely pseudo Spanish Colonial marks. Excellent condition. 5″ Diameter x 1 3/4″ Height. 11.469 ounce troy total weight. Est. $150-$250. Realized $511.
Lot 269 – Grouping of sterling silver flatware and footed platter. 1st item – Forty-four (44) pieces International “Swan Lake” sterling silver flatware consisting of of six (6) dinner knives, two (2) butter knives, seven (7) dinner forks, eight (8) salad forks, eight (8) soup spoons, seven (7) desert spoons, one (1) sugar spoon, one (1) serving spoon, one (1) slotted serving spoon, one (1) meat fork, one (1) gravy ladel and one (1) desert server. Overall good condition with tarnish residue noted on several pieces. 74.285 ounces troy. 2nd item – S. Kirk and Son footed sterling platter. Overall good condition, small dents noted at applied foot area. 1 1/2″H x 7 1/2″ Diameter 7.510 ounces troy. Total weight 83.795 ounces troy. Est. $600-$800. Realized $1,135.
Lot 292 – Framed oil on canvas depicting portrait of an Italian soldier wearing green hat. “VGO . PAGIOLANUS” in block lettering on upper left corner. Overall very good condition with cracklure to canvas, blacklighting does not reveal inpainting, appears to be relined. Black frame with gilt carved gadrooned borders. Sight – 26″ Height x 20″ Width. Framed – 31 1/4″ Height x 25 1/4″ Width. 19th century painting, early 20th century frame. Est. $300-$350. Realized $795.
Lot 294 – Folk art painted watch hutch decorated with grain paint, stenciled chickens on top, white stone and tin elements, columns with gilt and black reverse painted glass door. Interior fitted with one shelf and decorated with stenciled bird. Overall very good condition, stenciling of chickens on top and interior stenciled bird are later additions. 12″ Height x 11 1/2″ Width x 4 1/4″ Depth. Late 19th/Early 20th century. Est. $150-$200. Realized $1,078.
Lot 300 – American Hepplewhite style four drawer pine chest of drawers on French bracket feet with shield shape escutcheons and shaped skirt. Condition – Old refinish, various abrasions and minor repairs. 40 1/4″ Height x 38″ Width x 20″ Depth. Early 19th century. Mid Atlantic region. Est. $450-$550. Realized $795.
Lot 311 – Pottsdam, NY stoneware jar with cobalt decoration, 2 gallon capacity and applied handles. Stamped ” Leslie & Blaisdell, Importer and Dealer, Snookery, Glassware, Stoneware & Furniture, Potsdam, N.Y.” with the number “2”. Decorated with cobalt floral spray decoration. Condition – overall excellent condition with a couple of shallow chips to the inside edge of handles. 10″ Height. 19th century. Est. $200-$250. Realized $454.
Lot 343 – Assorted stereoview chromolithograph cards from a variety of makers including boxed series entitled “St Louis Fair”, copyright 1904 by T. W. Ingersoll (99 cards), “San Francisco Earthquake” (60 cards), “Japan” (100 cards), ” Europe” (99 cards), copyright Griffith & Griffith, “The Life of Christ” (25 cards). Boxed sets in overall very good condition. Lot also includes many miscellaneous cards apart from the boxed sets (10-15 cards). Lot also includes a stereoviewer. Late 19th/Early 20th century. Est. $200-$300. Realized $397.
Lot 363. Early Victorian hair work ring with chased gold frame, size 7. Excellent condition. Est. $100-$200. Realized $369.
Lot 366 – Ladies 18K yellow gold ring, basketweave design. Setting includes fifteen 1mm (approx) round rubies measuring 1/2″ x 1/4″ across top of ring. Marked 18K .310 oz troy. Est. $400-$450. Realized $454.
Lot 375 – Lot of two gold coin jewelry items. 1st item – Austrian tri-gold coin ring. Ring reads “LOD.ILL.REX A.A,1915 HVNGAR.BOHEM.GAL.” Coin measures 3/4″ diameter. .260 oz troy. 2nd item – Ladies English gold coin brooch. Coin reads “VICTORIA.DEI.GRA.BRITT.REGINA.FID.DEF.IND.IMP. (back)1896. Coin measures 7/8” diameter. Brooch measures 1 1/4″diameter. Setting marked 585 A*D .410 oz troy. Total weight – .67 oz troy. Est. $400-$600. Realized $567.
Lot 404 – Southwest Santo Domingo jar with brown geometric decorations on a cream ground. Condition – Hairline crack emanating from rim to mid-section and some overall loss to paint decoration. 9 1/2” Height. Late 19th/Early 20th century. Est. $200-$250. Realized $340.
Lot 410 – Aesthetic movement jardiniere or planter, earthenware or faience with enameled floral, bird and butterfly decoration resting on bronze base with elephant head figural feet. Incised urn mark on underside of planter. Condition – Overall very good condition with minor repair to one handle. 15 3/8″ Height x 24 1/2″ Length x 11 1/4″ Depth. Late 19th century. Est. $1000-$1500. Realized $1,248.
Lot 412 – Pair of brass and porcelain enameled bud vases depicting woman and child/cerub with landscape and architecture on reverse. Overall excellent condition. 9 3/4″ Height. Early 20th century. Est. $100-$150. Realized $624.
Lot 413 – Naples porcelain plate depicting the coronation of Josephine by Napoleon with green, floral and gilt border. Marked on back with crowned “N” mark, Naples, and “Napoleon 1st couronant Josephine”. Overall excellent condition with some loss of gilt to perimeter. 9 5/8″ diameter. Est. $100-$150. Realized $369.
Lot 421 – Japanese woodblock print signed and titled on plate and margins, depicting pagoda in night setting. Excellent condition. 15 1/2″ Overall Height x 11″ Overall Width. Est. $125-$175. Realized $738.
Lot 422 – Two piece Chinese oil lamp or hand warmer, famille rose decoration with pierced top. Overall very good condition with expected rubbing to gilt and painted designs. 7 3/4″ Height x 5 1/4″ Width. 19th century. Oral provenance – Originally purchased from Mrs. H. Leo Gould. This item was part of his personal collection. Mr. Gould was working in the Russian Embassy in Peking at the time of the Russian Revolution. He remained in Peking and was later attached to the American Legation. During this period, he purchased Chinese works of art for many American patrons, including the Rockefellers. Est. $225-$325. Realized $425.