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October 6, 2018 Auction Preview

Join us on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for our Fall Discovery Auction at our new Knoxville gallery.  We welcome all bidding types (live, phone, absentee, and online) for this auction of fine art, historical ephemera, Civil War, books, silver, jewelry, Asian arts, American and European furniture, Native American, folk art, and more. The catalog will be available online in early September.

Olaf Carl Wieghorst (Denmark/California, 1899 – 1988) oil on canvas depicting a Navajo man on horseback overlooking a cliff. Signed lower left “C. Wieghorst” and housed in a carved gilt frame. Sight – 17 1/2″ H x 23 1/2″ W. Framed – 25 3/4″ H x 31 1/2″ W.  Provenance: The Estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee.
Two (2) Navajo Ganado rugs. 1st item: Ganado pattern rug, 71″ x 43″, woven in colors of red, grey, ivory, beige, rust and brown, central zig zag pattern that is repeated on borders and with opposing feathers at center and crosses at end. 2nd item: Ganado pattern rug, 63 1/2″ x 39″, woven in colors of red, ivory, beige, taupe and brown, central zig zag pattern with hook design at corners. Both rugs first half of the 20th century. Provenance: Private Oak Ridge, TN estate.
Thomas Polacca Nampeyo (Hopi, 1935-2003) pottery jar with deeply carved geometric and figural decoration and organic mouth. Signed on the base in marker. 11″ H. 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee.
Chinese carved white jade sculpture, carved in the form of a ruyi sceptre with foliate, lingzhi, and bat decoration and fitted with a carved hardwood stand. Jade – 7″ L x 2 3/4″ H. Stand – 2 1/2″ H x 6 1/2″ W. Late 19th/Early 20th century.
Chinese Ming Style celadon jade brush pot with carved figural landscape decoration to the exterior. 4 1/8″ H x 3 1/2″ dia. Late 19th/Early20th century.
Stephen Sacklarian (American, 1889 – 1983) abstract expressionist acrylic on canvas titled “Royal Victory A-16″, depicting mobiles in colors of red, orange and green floating against a bright pink background with a green fringed sun in the upper right corner. Signed lower right. Unframed. 53″ H x 45” W. 20th century.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (Scottish, 1924-2005) portfolio of 100 screen prints titled “Moonstrips Empire News Vol. I”, numbered 400/500, with introduction by Christopher Finch, 1967. Published by Editions Alecto, printed by Kelpra Studio, London. 100 screenprints (including title page and colophon) of images and texts in various paper stocks loose in an edition of 500 with 50 artists’ proofs, numbered and stamped with printer’s and publisher’s marks. Eight of the images are signed and numbered “Eduardo Paolozzi 400/500” in pencil, front of prints, and titled in black ink stamp, en verso. Titles include “Secrets of the Internal Combustion Engine”, “Cover for a Journal”, “Erni and T.T. at St. Louis Airport”, “Memory Core Units”, “Donald Duck Meets Mondrian”, “Formica-Formikel”, “High Life”, and “The Silken World of Michelangelo”. Prints housed in a green and clear formed acrylic box, fabricated by Herault Studios. Prints range in size from 10 1/8″ H x 5 5/8″ W to 15 1/8″ H x 10 1/8″ W. Box – 15 7/8″ H x 11 1/4″ W x 2″ D.
Kurt Vonnegut (American/Indiana, 1922-2007) lithograph, self portrait in color, signed by Vonnegut lower right corner. Writing en verso reads, ” Self Portrait #1″ Kurt Vonnegut 1993, created for the Midway College Library Fund, Midway, Ky. Hand-pulled by Joe Petro III, September 1993, Lexington, Ky. An edition of 20 “Self-Portraits #1″ were pulled with yellow hair. These are marked T/P, for trial proof. Sheet: 30″ H x 22 1/4” W.
Red Grooms (American/Tennessee, b. 1937) lithograph of several figures of different shapes and poses, with the title, “You Can Have a Body Like Mine!”. Signed lower right “Red Grooms”, numbered lower left 55/150. Housed in a matted wood frame Sheet 29″ H x 20″ W. Framed: 39″ H x 33″ W.
Tim Lewis (Kentucky, b. 1952) folk art carved stone sculpture depicting a lion’s head. Signed and dated on the underside of the jaw “T. Lewis/’91”. 5 1/2″ H x 9 3/4″ D x 5 1/2″ W.
Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) oil on board depicting a log cabin against a black background, signed in pencil lower right “Jim Sudduth”. Unframed. 23 3/4″ H x 23 3/8″ W. 20th century.
Patriotic 48 star American flag pieced and appliqued quilt, hand-sewn white stars on blue ground, red and white stripes, white ground, narrow red border, 62 1/2″ x 82″. Early 20th century.
Three (3) flags including Florida, Colorado, and Bonnie Blue. 1st item: Modified Bonnie Blue reunion flag, double-sided machine sewn silk, consisting of a single white star on a blue stripe with a white strip above and below. Majority of left side of flag sewn to a wooden stick with a pointed end. Flag – 13 1/8″ H x 21 1/2″ W. Stick approximately 31 1/2″ L. Early 20th century. 2nd item: Modified Historical Florida state flag, double-sided machine sewn printed cotton, consisting of the seal in use on the state flag from September 1868-November 1900 depicting a male Native American on shore beside a body of water, gazing at an approaching steamboat with the sun rising behind a mountains and a palm tree, reading “In God We Trust”, on top of the red crossed lines in use from November 1900 to the present day. Left edge sewn to a wooden stick with gilt pointed top. Flag – 16 1/4″ H x 20 1/2″ W. Stick – 38 5/8″ L. 20th century. 3rd item: Colorado state flag, double-sided machine sewn printed silk, consisting of three horizontal stripes of blue and white with a a circular red “C”, filled with a golden disk. Top and bottom left edges sewn to a black wooden stick with gilt pointed. Flag – 11 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ W. Stick – 27″ L. 1st half of 20th century.
Edward Hurst (Tennessee/New York/England, 1912-1972) oil on canvas half portrait of a dark haired World War II soldier wearing glasses and an army green coat and scarf, and holding a pipe. Signed upper right “Edward Hurst” and dated 1945. Unframed. 27″ H x 21″ W. Biography: In addition to studying under Catherine Wiley in Knoxville, Hurst studied at the Academy House in Florence and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Hurst died in Edinburgh, Scotland. An example of Hurst’s work is illustrated in the “Art & Furniture of East Tennessee” by Namuni Hale Young, p. 105, figure 58.
Jan Walraven (Netherlands, 1827-1863/74) oil on canvas painting depicting two schoolboys, one hiding behind a gate, the other crying in front of a woman (presumably his mother) who holds a cat of nine tails; the schoolboy’s slate and book lie at his feet. Signed lower right, “J. Walraven” (last name covered by frame). Later giltwood molded frame. 20″ x 16″ sight, 28 12″ x 23 7/8″ framed.
The Natural History of Birds, Vol. I-V, by E. Donovan. F.L.S., 1799. Printed for the author and for F. and C. Rivington, London. Octavo, 52 total copper plate engraved illustrations with hand coloring, Vol. I-III, V – 24 plates, Vol. IV – 28 plates, with indexes, advertisements, addresses, hardbound in marbled brown leather with gilt leaf borders to covers with gilt birds and lettering to spine, marbled end papers, ex libris bookplates, inside of front covers, marble edged papers. 9 5/8″ H x 6″ W x 1″ D.
Author and Illustrator Signed, The House at Pooh Corner, First American Edition, Numbered 81/250, by Alan Alexander Milne with illustrations by Ernest Howard Shepard, 1928. Published by E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc., New York. Octavo, 178 pages with illustrations, one quarter yellow cloth binding with green cloth spine with green pictorial covers and green lettering to covers and spine, signatures and number to page after title page, green end papers, covers wrapper in Mylar, includes original box, housed in archival box. Book – 9 1/8″ H x 7 1/2″ W x 7/8″ D. Box – 9 5/8″ H x 7 1/2″ W x 1″ D. Archival box – 9 3/4″ H x 8 1/4″ W x 1 1/8″ D.
Louis XV style mixed woods parquetry commode, serpentine form, comprised of a variegated and molded marble top over three drawers and tall slender cabriole legs, ormolu pulls and mounts. 33 1/2″ H x 36″ W x 17 1/4″ D. French or Continental, Late 19th/Early 20th century.