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January 21, 2017 Auction Results Press Release

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Edmondson “Nurse” Leads Robust Winter Auction at Case 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— A William Edmondson carved limestone sculpture of a nurse injected excitement into the Jan. 21 Case Antiques Auction, drawing a healthy winning bid of $129,800 and also boosting interest in an institutional collection of outsider art (all prices include the buyer’s premium). Other strong categories included 20th century abstract art, books and documents, Southern furniture and regional decorative arts, and antique firearms. Two prestigious Nashville collections – those of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Caldwell and Charles and Ann Wells – provided several of the auction’s best moments.

The top-selling piece, titled Nursing Supervisor, was by William Edmondson (1874-1951), a son of freed slaves and former hospital worker who claimed divine inspiration for his work, and who holds the distinction of being the first African American to have a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art. The 14-inch high figure came from the Caldwell collection of Southern art and antiques, and was exhibited in the 1990s at the Janet Fleisher Gallery in New York and during the 1980s in the Edmondson retrospective at the Tennessee State Museum. An anonymous phone bidder beat out two other phone bidders, an absentee bidder, and two collectors bidding in the room to become the new owner.

20th century art saw vibrant interest across mediums.  Six international phone bidders battled multiple online bidders for an abstract oil titled Torso by Irish artist Louis Le Brocquy (1916-2012) from the Wells collection; it more than tripled its estimate at $16,520. International interest also propelled Paris 1962 Phenomena, an abstract acrylic on canvas by Paul Jenkins (American, 1923-2012), to $12,390, while a bronze sculpture of a ballerina, La Danseuse Nattova by Serge Yourievitch (Russia/France, 1876-1969) danced to $16,520, a record for the edition. A 1964 Marcel Duchamp bronze disc-form sculpture titled Bouche-Evier (“Sink Stopper”), measuring just 2 ½” in diameter, was a big hit at $7,812 (est. $4,000-4,500) and a Sergio Bustamante (b. 1942) copper elk sculpture earned $1,416. A 1949 Hans Hofmann gouache on paper abstract realized $6,804. A 1980s acrylic on canvas of three children with a watering can by Tennessee artist Carroll Cloar (1913-1993) sold to a local collector on the phone at $22,420, while a Cloar pencil sketch titled The Drought of Fishes netted $3,276 from an online buyer, underbid by a Southern museum. A small abstract oil by Tennessee-born artist Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) competed to $8,024 (est. $4,000-$6,000), and an oil of a New Orleans cottage by moonlight by Louisiana artist James Michalopoulos (b. 1951) earned $6,126.  Three Pablo Picasso designed ceramic vessels brought from to $7,080 to $10,148 apiece, and an abstract Pierrot Lunaire rug designed by Sonia Delaunay rested at $8,968. There was heavy demand for prints, too. A full bank of phone bidders competed for a Salvador Dali lithograph, Cosmic Rays Resuscitating Soft Watches, published in 1965 by Sydney Z. Lucas, signed and numbered 34/150. It hit $12,980. A Marc Chagall signed lithograph, Jacob’s Vision, saw $8,260, and a Joan Miro signed lithograph, Le Vendengeur d’Oranges, ripened to $4,956.

When it came to more traditional American art, dark scenes provided some of the highlights. A Gilbert Gaul (1855-1919) oil painting of a Native American campsite by moonlight brought $10,856 (est. $6,000-$8,000), and a small moonlit landscape oil by Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919) shone at $9,324 (est. $4,000-4,500). A Tennessee museum snapped up a life sized still life depicting a long rifle hanging over a mantel by Mayme Freeman (1884-?), exhibited at the Appalachian Exposition of 1910, for $7,080. A circa 1850 unsigned portrait of two girls with a kitten was a crowd favorite at $8,260 (est. $3,000-3,500), a large winter landscape by Carl Lawless (1894-1964) competed to $7,080, and an impressionist oil by Cornelius Hankins (1863-1946), depicting Nashville’s Parthenon stood at $3,776.

The sale also included a number of pieces of 20th century Southern folk/outsider art, most of it being sold by the Regional Arts Center of Cannon County, TN. A carved limestone Adam and Eve sculpture by Tim Lewis of Kentucky brought $4,032, while a carved wood scene of the same subject by Leroy Almon Sr. sold for $2,142, and a carved stone turtle by Raymond Coins finished at $1,512. A vivid oil titled Cherokee Lovebirds by Benjamin F. Perkins soared to $2,772, while a view of a cotton field by Helen LaFrance reaped $2,360 and Purvis Young’s Assemblage with Frames on wood panel sold for $1,416. An oil painting of a country auction scene attracted $1,008, and a bird painted on corrugated tin by Jimmie Lee Sudduth brought $756. There were several folk art carved figures. A combined lot containing a carved owl figure by Sheilds Landon Jones and a hawk by Howard Finster flew to $1,260 and a carved figure of a horned preacher at his pulpit by Sulton Rogers spoke to several bidders, culminating in $1,416.

Nine phone bidders and several floor and internet bidders chased a Virginia Federal Pembroke table with unusual “guttae” feet to $27,140 – a record for that particular form. As with many of the top selling furniture pieces in the sale, the table came from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Caldwell and had been documented by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. The Caldwells’ Kentucky Federal sideboard, pictured in a 1971 Magazine Antiques article on the couple’s home, brought $22,420. Their East Tennessee Federal secretary, published in The Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture tallied $17,110, the same price as their rare Middle Tennessee Federal cellaret. Their Federal sofa attributed to North Carolina rested at $4,484. A sugar desk with inlaid flower urn, attributed to Kentucky, raced to $8,620, and a two-piece walnut Jackson Press from a historic Nashville plantation home closed at $5,192. The sale also featured a well-received estate collection of early English furniture. A Queen Anne period oyster-veneered secretary brought $4,720 (est. $2,400-3,200) while an English or Welsh oak dresser served up $2,646, a George III oak chest with canted carved corners brought $$2,242, and a 16th century Tudor linenfold chest sold for $2,950.

Southern pottery and textiles are a staple at Case. A rare Middle Tennessee pottery jar with handles and applied heart, diamond and flower designs, attributed to the Hedgecough Pottery of Middle Tennessee, tripled its estimate at $10,384, while a Tennessee stoneware monument base with incised hex star, attributed to Charles Decker, doubled its estimate at $1,298. A lot of two advertising jugs, one for Charles Weatherford of Chattanooga, TN and the other for W.T. and C.D. Gunter of Shelbyville TN, delivered $1,888. A rare Maury County, Tennessee needlework sampler decorated with human figures and containing a verse, sold for $5,192. A signed folk art “Many Hands” quilt by Sarah Mary Taylor (Mississippi, 1916-2000) decorated with nine panels of applied hands smashed its $350-450 estimate to earn $3,186, and a “Rooster” applique quilt by 20th century folk artisans Minnie and Garland Adkins of Kentucky crowed at $1,260 (est. $300-400).

Books, maps and documents are a growing category at Case. A Jefferson Davis post-Civil War letter to Nashville educator J.B. Lindsley, discussing his thoughts on the war and referencing a Nashville Confederate hero (Col. Randal McGavock), attracted fierce bidding and ended at $4,284, while a Lindsley archive that included autographed letters from former Confederate General A.P. Stewart brought $2,394.  An autographed CDV of Robert E. Lee rallied to $1,890, and a James K. Polk and William Marcy signed military commission achieved $1,180. A copy of The Laws of Tennesseeprinted in 1803 by George Roulstone brought $3,776. An 18th century Virginia notebook recording slave baptisms and the birth of several children including John Overton, who later rose to prominence in Middle Tennessee, sold for $1,888. It was purchased by Traveller’s Rest Plantation, Overton’s home, which is now a historic house museum in Nashville.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s personal and autographed copy of The Great Smoky Mountains by Laura Thornborough climbed to $3,776; it was particularly meaningful because of FDR’s work to establish the Great Smoky Mountains national park. A John F. Kennedy autographed copy of his book Profiles in Courage brought $3,422. A three-volume set of Audubon’s Quadrupeds of North America sold for $3,024. Other historical items included a 36-star Parade Flag, $2,478, and an 1842 Bechtler North Carolina $1 gold coin, $2,478. Maps included an 1800 State of Kentucky map by John Payne, $2,016 (est. $500-700) and an 1823 Kentucky and Tennessee map, $1,416.

The auction featured a collection of more than 30 Winchester rifles, most of which met or exceeded estimates. Top seller was a Russian model 1895 musket, 7.62 x 54R Lever Action rifle, which hit $5,040. Other high sellers included a Winchester model 1886 .40-.82 WCF cartridge rifle, $3,540, a Winchester model 1873 Lever Action rifle 32-20, $3,024; and a “Centennial” model 1873 .40-.60 WCF cartridge model, $3,186. A Salvinelli “over and under” double barrel shotgun blazed to $3,024.

Collections of trade signs and magic posters were in demand. A lithographed H.R. Poore Winchester rifle and ammo advertising sign depicting two hunting dogs found a buyer at $4,484, and a Chicago livery sign in the shape of a horseshoe realized $2,360. A group of early 20th century magician act posters conjured up prices from $531 to $1,008.

A set of 10 Kirk Repousse sterling goblets dating from the early 1900s led the metalware category at $6,300, while a Kirk Repousee five-piece sterling tea service brought $4,284. A pair of George III sterling candlesticks by London silversmith Ebenezer Coker, from the Caldwell collection, flared to $5,664 and a 19” diameter George III sterling salver, also from the Caldwells, served up $3,776. A mid 19th century brass sundial signed “Henry Eichbaum Maker/Nashville” achieved $4,248, and 12 elaborately engraved sterling goblets by Graff, Washbourne and Dunn made $3,087. There were strong results for several patterns of early 20th century sterling flatware, including 60 pieces of Francis I by Reed and Barton for $4,032. A Whiting Aesthetic Movement silver serving fork and spoon with applied trident and carp decoration tripled its low estimate to earn $1,512.

Jewelry highlights included a 1.56 carat emerald cut diamond ring with side baguettes, $3,200; a platinum diamond and sapphire ring with 14 round brilliant cut diamonds totaling 1.62 carats, $3,068; and a ring with vintage oval 2.75 carat emerald in enamel and diamond surround in 10k gold setting, $2,950. A 22K gold link bracelet realized $4,012, the same price as a 17” 18K and diamond disc necklace. A late 1800s 14K yellow gold Patek Philippe pocket watch ticked to $2,898.

More bidders participated in the auction online from China than from any country except the United States. Asian highlights included a circa 1900 Chinese Export silver tea set with prunus design and associated coffee pot, all by Wang Hing, $6,048; a pair of Qing Famille Rose jardinières, $4,956; a late Qing Famille Rose garden seat, $1,638; and a Republic period Famille Rose fish bowl, $3,528. A 25” Famille Verte porcelain floor vase stood at $1,638, and a Ming style Longquan celadon vase made $1,008. A Japanese Buddhist gilt-copper wall hanging brought $2,772 and a Korean late Josean period Buddhist T’aenghwa scroll sold for $1,764.

Case is now accepting consignments for its upcoming Spring online fine and decorative arts auction, and its next live and online auction to be held July 15 in Knoxville. The company also announced its Nashville office is moving to a new, larger space at 2106 21st Avenue South, Suite #2, in the fashionable Hillsboro Village area, to better serve consignors in Middle Tennessee.  More information is available at www.caseantiques.com  or by calling the gallery in Knoxville at (865) 558-3033 or the Nashville office at (615) 812-6096.

See the Auction Highlights here

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SOLD PRICES INCLUDE BUYER’S PREMIUM 

unnamed-6 SOLD $129,800

William Edmondson (American/Tennessee,1874-1951) carved limestone sculpture, titled “Nurse Supervisor”.  Exhibited and featured in Miracles: The Sculptures of William Edmondson, Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1995. Plate #20, page 45. Circa 1940. Collection of Dr. Benjamin and Gertrude S. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

unnamed-8 SOLD $10,856

Gilbert Gaul (New York/Tennessee/New Jersey, 1855-1919) oil on canvas painting titled “Indian Camp” depicting the silhouette of a lone figure and two Native American teepees in the dim light of the setting sun. Signed “Gaul” lower left. Cumberland Art Conservation, Nashville, TN label, en verso. Later giltwood frame with beaded rabbet edge. Sight – 17 1/2″ H x 23 1/2″ W. Framed – 23 1/2″ H x 29 3/8″ W. Late 19th century. Collection of Dr. Benjamin and Gertrude S. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

cloar SOLD $22,420

Carroll Cloar acrylic on board landscape painting titled “The Watering Detail” en verso. Signed “Carroll Cloar” lower left, titled and dated 4-88 en verso. Silver-gilt molded frame. 23″ x 34″; framed 31″ x 42″. Accompanying the painting is a Cloar promotional postcard, on which the artist has written a note regarding the painting: ” I have used the word “detail” in the old Army sense. In our army you were detailed to do a certain job, or were on a detail. My show opens at Schmidt Bingham Gallery in New York May 24. – Carroll Cloar “. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

Chinese Export Tea Set


SOLD $6,048 

Chinese export silver tea service including coffee and tea pot, open sugar and creamer, all with raised bird and prunus blossom and other floral designs, bamboo form handles.  Marks underside for Wang Hing, working Hong Kong, late 19th-early 20th century. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

Pair Qing Jardineres SOLD $4,956

Pair of Chinese Famille Rose porcelain jardinieres, round form with tapering sides, finely enameled with decorations of flowering peach or plum branches, chrysanthemums and other flowers, and bats, all on a white ground. Unmarked. 10 1/8″ H x 15 5/8″ dia. Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Collection of Dr. Benjamin and Gertrude S. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

Tennessee Federal Desk and Bookcase SOLD $17,110

East Tennessee desk and bookcase or secretary, cherry with poplar secondary wood. Bookcase section with molded cornice over a plain frieze and two single paneled doors, flanked by chamfered corners; 3 interior shelves with plate grooves. Desk section with fall front opening to fitted interor with central plain prospect door, flanked by two vertical document drawers with molded edges, and two drawers over three cubbyholes on each side. Plain writing surface over four graduated drawers and a serpentine skirt, raised on tall flaring french feet. Brasses appear original and are stamped with images of cottom bales and the caduceus (medical) symbol. Interior of top drawer has MESDA (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts) label dated 9/12/82 ref. #11604. Exhibited, Art of Tennessee, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, illustrated exhibit catalog p. 62 fig. 28. Also illustrated, Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture by Nathan Harsh and Derita Coleman Williams, ed. Tracey Parks, p. 103, fig. 60, and exhibited Cheekwood, 1970s. 94″H x 42″ W x 21 1/2″D. Attributed to Knox County, circa 1810. Collection of Dr. Benjamin and Gertrude S. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

Southern Pembroke attr. VA SOLD $27,140

Diminitive Southern Pembroke dropleaf table, possibly Petersburg, Virginia. Mahogany and yellow pine secondary wood, rectangular top with two hinged leaves over a single scratchbeaded and finely dovetailed drawer with Chippendale brass pull, four legs with chamfered corners terminating in elongated square feet. Drawer side is inscribed with a compass rose in circle. 26 5/8″H x 19 1/2″ wide (30 1/2″ with leaves extended) x 22 3/4″ deep. Late 18th century. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. Benjamin H. and Gertrude S. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

Middle TN Pottery Jar, poss. Hedgecough

SOLD $10,384

Large Middle TN stoneware pottery jar with applied heart, diamond, flower and swag decoration, double strap handles, and ruffled rim. Attributed to the Hedgecough Pottery (Putnam County, TN, 1890s – late 1930s). Green to brown transitional glaze. 15 3/4″ H. 18 lbs. Late 19th/early 20th century. Note: A similar example is featured on the cover of and on page 366 (Figure 2-177) Volume I of the book “Tennessee Potteries, Pots, and Potters-1790s to 1950”, by Samuel D. Smith and Stephen Rogers. Published in 2011 by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Division of Archaeology. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. One firing flaw noted to handle. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

S. Yourievitch Bronze Ballerina

SOLD $16,520

Large Serge Yourievitch (Russia/France, 1876-1969) bronze sculpture titled “La Danseuse Nattova” depicting a ballerina en pointe. Signed and titled on side of the base “Serge Yourivitch Sculp” and “La Danseuse Nattova”. Also stamped “Made in France” on top corner of base. Mounted on a green marble base. 29 3/4″ H x 14 3/4″ W x 16 3/4″ D. 33.6 lbs. Biography: Serge Yourievitch was born into a noble family and was once Lord-in-Waiting to Tsar Nicholas II. His family lost their land during the Russian Revolution. In his 30s, Yourievitch began studying sculpture under Auguste Rodin, and became so enamoured of it that he resigned his political job and began exhibiting at the Paris Salon des Independants. He created fountains and garden pieces, and sculptures of famous people including President Roosevelt. He also taught at the Guildford School of Art. Provenance: Private collection, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with a few light scratches top of the base. Chips to edges of green marble base. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

 Carl Lawless O/C Winter Scene SOLD $7,080

Carl Lawless (1894-1964, Connecticut/PA) large oil on canvas of a winter landscape with village lower right, large mountain in the background.  Appears to retain the original gilt carved frame. Sight – 29 1/2″ H x 29 1/2″ W. Framed – 39 1/2″ H x 39 1/2″ W. Knoxville, Tennessee collection. Full Description and Additional Photos Here 

Paul Jenkins Paris 1962 Phenomena SOLD $12,390

Jenkins (1923-2012, New York/France), titled “Phenomena Heather Paris 1962”. Signed lower right in white paint, “Paul Jenkins”. 23 3/4″ H x 28 3/4″ W sight, 26″ H x 31″ W frame. Middle Tennessee Collection. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

Marc Chagall lithograph, Jacob's Vision SOLD $8,260

Marc Chagall (French/Russian, 1887-1985) lithograph printed in colors, “Jacob’s Vision” (M.625), signed in pencil lower right, “Marc Chagall” and numbered lower left, “40/50″ on Arches wove paper. 30 1/4″ H x 20 1/2″ W sight, 41″ H x 30 3/4” W framed. Circa 1971. Middle Tennessee collection. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

 

Joan Miro lithograph, 74/75, Le Verdengeur d'Oranges SOLD $4,956

Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893-1983) in colors on Rives BFK paper, “Le Vendengeur d’Oranges” (M. 596), signed in pencil lower right “Miro” and lower left, “74/75”. Sight – 33 3/8″ H x 23 5/8″ W. Framed – 39 1/2″ H x 29 1/2″ W. Circa 1969. Middle Tennessee collection. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

https://caseantiques.com/item/lot-113-tn-federal-cellaret-or-liquor-stand/ SOLD $17,110

Tennessee Federal Cellaret or Liquor Stand; walnut and ash with poplar and walnut secondary woods, rectangular dovetailed case with molded hinged top having cleated ends, kite shaped inlaid escutcheon, interior with no evidence of previous dividers. Lower section with single long dovetailed drawer with bead molded edges; old, likely original brass pulls, kite shaped inlaid escutcheon, square tapered legs are extensions of stiles. Included are twelve glass bottles, not original. 41″H x 27″W x 15 3/4’D. Attributed to Davidson County, Tennessee, circa 1815-1825. Illustrated, Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture by Nathan Harsh and Derita Coleman Williams, ed. Tracey Parks, p. 149 fig. 163. Collection of Dr. Benjamin and Gertrude S. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. Full Description and Additional Photos Here 

Large 1910 TN Appalachian Expo. Still Life by Mayme Freeman SOLD $7,080

Very large East Tennessee still life oil on canvas titled, “1815” by Mayme A. Freeman (Knoxville, TN, b. 1884). This work was exhibited in the Appalachian Exposition of 1910 held in Knoxville, Tennessee and retains the exhibition number in the lower left corner, “278”. The still life depicts a cabin’s mantel with a full stock, flintlock long rifle, powder horn,  and leather pouch. The mantel also has a large stoneware jug resting on it and an almanac, Webster’s letter book.  A key, iron skimmer, and dried peppers hang on the wall below the rifle. Housed in a dark wooden frame with mounted wooden plaque listing title and artist. This work is listed in the “Catalogue Fine Arts Section Appalachian Exposition”, p. 69.  Note: Mayme A. Freeman was listed in a Knoxville, TN 1904 U. S. City Directory under Artists. She was the niece of the famous Knoxville, TN artist Enoch Lloyd Branson (Tennessee, 1853-1925). Her mother was Susan E. Freeman (Branson) daughter of Enoch Branson, sister of Enoch Lloyd Branson. Provenance: Descendant of Branson family. Full Description and Additional Photos Here 

Beauford Delaney Acrylic Still Life on Board SOLD $8,024

Beauford Delaney (American, 1901-1979) oil on board acrylic and mixed media abstract composition signed and dated lower left “Beauford Delaney 1976″, additionally signed and dated en verso. Housed in a contemporary painted wood frame. Sight – 13 7/8″ H x 19 5/8″ W. Framed – 19 5/8″ H x 25 5/8” W. Provenance: Private South Carolina collection, originally purchased from the Tree Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

Helen LaFrance, O/C, Cotton Field SOLD $2,360

Helen LaFrance (Kentucky, born 1919) oil on canvas painting depicting a group of workers harvesting a cotton field in the foreground with a horse and wagon with cotton supplies. Signed lower right. Museum accession tag en verso. Housed in a contemporary wooden frame. Sight – 17 3/4″ H x 29 3/4″ W. 23 7/8″ H x 35 7/8″ W. Late 20th century. Property of the Arts Center of Cannon County, Woodbury, Tenn. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

Chicago Insurance Co. Painted Trade Sign SOLD $708

Chicago painted trade sign reading “North British Mercantile Insurance Co., Capital $10,000,000. Assets in United States $1,600,000.” and signed “F. R. Grout, Chicago”. Note: A F. R. Grout was listed in the 1872 The Monthly Business Directory of Chicago under “Painting–Ornamental, House and Signs” and is also listed in an 1899 Chicago, Illinois City Directory under advertisements for “Signs”. An additional 1890 Chicago voter registration record shows his birthplace as Vermont. 32″ H x 22 1/4″ W. Also included with this sign is a framed Edward Lovejoy and Henry C. Foster stereoview of a Chicago street scene labeled en verso “Madison Street, West from State”, circa 1880’s. A similar period sign can be seen on the building facades on the right. 7″ H x 8 3/4″ W. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

14K Patek Philippe Pocket Watch SOLD $2,898

14K yellow gold Patek Philippe pocket watch manufactured for retailers J. J. Freeman & Company of Toledo, Ohio, patent date of January 13, 1891. Hand engraved on the outer panel with “ELW” and hand engraved on the inner panel to commerorate a 21st birthday, “Presented to Edward Langden Walbridge – By his mother – January twenty nine – 1887 – 1908”. White enamel dial with Arabic numerals and secondary dial. Case made by A.W.C. Company and numbered “172902”. Watch movement by Patek Philippe et Cie, Geneve, Suisse and numbered “141598”. 1 13/16″ W. Total weight: 80 grams. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

H. R. Poore Winchester Sign with Hunting Dogs SOLD $4,484

Henry Rankin Poore (Pennsylvania/Connecticut, 1859-1940) Winchester Rifle advertising sign, lithography on board, rectangular form, depicting four “bear-hunting dogs”. Signed “H. R. Poore Philadelphia” in the stone, lower left. Housed in a Winchester Rifle wooden frame. Image – 24 7/8″ H x 34 3/8″ W. Framed – 31 3/4″ H x 41 1/2″ W. American, early 20th century. Full Description and Additional Photos Here


10 Kirk Repousse Sterling Goblets
SOLD $6,300

Set of 10 repousse sterling goblets, marked “S. Kirk & Son Inc, Sterling 401 Handcrafted” and “925/1000”. 6″ H . 57.835 total troy ounces. Full Description and Additional Photos Here

Kirk Repousse Sterling Tea Set, 5 pcs. SOLD $4,284
S. Kirk & Son sterling repousse tea service having allover floral repousse decoration, marked “S. Kirk & Son Inc, 925/1000, Sterling 74”. Set includes coffeepot with matching teapot, creamer, covered sugar and waste bowl. All monogrammed on the base. Set also includes an Ellis Barker Sheffield plate tray, monogrammed on top with menorah stamp to base. 84.05 oz. total troy ounces, excluding tray. Full Description and Additional Photos Here
Louis Le Brocquy, O/C, Torso SOLD $16,520
Louis Le Brocquy (Ireland, 1916-2012) oil on canvas abstract painting titled “Torso” rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed lower right. Titled en verso. Housed in a contemporary frame. Sight – 11 1/2″ H x 9 3/4″ W. Framed – 18 1/8″ H x 16 1/8″ W. Late 20th century. Biography (courtesy Askart): A self taught artist, Louis le Brocquy is considered one of the most successful Irish artists of the twentieth century. He was born in Dublin to Albert le Brocquy, Honorary Secretary of the League of Nations Society in Ireland, and Sybil Staunton Le Brocquy, co-founder of Amnesty International in Ireland. At age 17, he began pursuing his art talent. Encouraged by his mother, he left Ireland in 1938 to study art collections in London, Paris, Venice and Geneva. He returned to Dublin and launched his career in contemporary art, although he also spent time in London, living there for periods of time. In addition to creating art, he was a teacher at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, a founder and board member of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, and a founding member of the Kilkenny Design Workshops. Provenance: Collection of Charles and Ann Wells, Nashville, Tennessee, purchased directly from the artist, May 1957. CONDITION: Some light craquelure to surface of canvas. 1/8″ paint flake, lower right quadrant. Canvas slightly loose in frame. Full Description and Additional Photos Here
Picasso Ceramic Vessel "Centaur Au Visages" SOLD $10,148
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) enameled earthenware with engobe and paraffin decoration titled “Centaur au Visages”. Signed and numbered “Madoura Plein Feu Edition Picasso, 80/125 R. 153″ underside of base. 10″ H x 9 1/2″ W x 7 1/2” D. Includes copy of 1997 French purchase receipt from Galerie Madoura, Vallauris, France. Provenance: Private Collection of a Retired Sculptor and Art Collector, Middle Tennessee. CONDITION: Excellent condition. Full Description and Additional Photos Here
Winchester Model 1895 -7.62x54R Lever Action Rifle SOLD $5,040
Winchester Russian Model 1895 musket, 7.62mm Cartridge. Serial number 213501B. Lock plate marked, “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED NOV. 5. 95. AUG. 17. 97. JAN. 25. 98. AUG. 23. 98. AUG 6. 1907.”. Tang marked, “Model 1892 Winchester Trade Mark REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF. & FGN.”. Greek Cross insignia inlaid, left side of butt, compass, right side of butt. Walnut stocks, metal frame, round barrel. Standard sights. Barrel length – 28″. Overall length – 46″. Serial number corresponds to year 1916. CONDITION: Gun has been sporterized by removing front of forearm past the first barrel band. Remaining forearm has been checkered. Name and address of former owner has been applied to the magazine with electric pen. Silver plate with former owner’s name placed in the wrist. Proper butt plate with cleaning lanyard in the butt. Bore is OK but dark. Little original finish remains. Excellent mechanical. Full Description and Additional Photos Here