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Winter 2024 Auction Highlights

 

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127 Lot 127: William Edmondson Sculpture, Mother and Child William Edmondson Sculpture, Mother and Child Lot 127: William Edmondson Sculpture, Mother and Child

William Edmondson (American/Tennessee, 1874-1951), "Mother and Child," carved limestone figure of a woman carrying a young child with one arm and holding a book or pocketbook with the other. The subjects both have short, textured hair and rudimentary facial features, and the body of the child, clinging to the mother, is well defined. As with many of Edmondson's female figures, the back of the subject's skirt angles slightly away from the other sides, conveying a sense of movement. The figure has areas of painted surface in a tan/grey color. Height: 11 3/4" H x 4 3/4" W x 6 7/8" D.

Provenance: Private Nashville collection, by direct descent from Julia Otey Lee (1947-2012), who is believed to have acquired the sculpture from her parents, Ford Essex Otey and Elnora James Otey of Nashville. The Oteys were members of a noted African American family with a long history in Davidson and Williamson Counties. Elnora (1921-2008) was a poet and ceramicist; Ford (1920-2012) worked in the family's North Nashville grocery business, was a barber and a licensed mortician, and also operated what was said to be the largest black owned salvage store in the city, on Heiman Street. Julie Otey Lee was a genealogy researcher and board member of the Middle Tennessee Genealogist Society (research conducted by her and her brother helped trace the family's lineage back at least to the early 1800's). A notarized affidavit of provenance from the consignor accompanies this lot.

Artist biography: William Edmondson, the first African American artist to have a solo exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, was born in Davidson County, Tennessee. The son of freed slaves, he worked most of his life as a railroad employee and janitor. A spiritual experience at the age of 57 prompted him to begin sculpting limestone using a railroad spike as a chisel, and he claimed divine inspiration for the works produced during his 17-year art career.

In the 1930s, his work caught the attention of Professor Sidney Hirsch, who worked at Peabody College in Nashville, located just a few blocks from where Edmondson lived. Professor Hirsch is credited with introducing Edmondson to well-connected arts patrons Alfred and Elizabeth Starr and Harper's Bazaar photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe. Wolfe's now-famous photographs of Edmondson and his yard full of limestone sculptures brought him to the attention of the New York art world and gained him the acquaintance of Alfred Barr, Jr., director of the Museum of Modern Art, resulting in the landmark 1937 exhibit.

Although Edmondson's earliest work was more utilitarian in nature, such as tombstones and birdbaths, as his style matured his subject matter grew to include Biblical figures, various animals, and female figures (frequently based on women he knew from his community). This sculpture relates to several known Mother and Child sculptures created by Edmondson. It is, however, unusual or possibly unique because of the addition of the pocketbook in the other hand, an element usually found on his women without children.
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CONDITION: Overall good condition with general wear to surface including wear and scratches to paint layer. Abrasions to back of mother's head, left side, up to 3/4" x 1/2", plus minor abrasions to back of child, area behind mother's left arm, and to the lower edge of dress at rear. Additional note: an x-ray analysis confirms no repair or infill present under the paint. [See more photos →]

$122,000.00
133 Lot 133: George Rodrigue Blue Dog Painting, Louisiana Sunday Morning George Rodrigue Blue Dog Painting, Louisiana Sunday Morning Lot 133: George Rodrigue Blue Dog Painting, Louisiana Sunday Morning

George Rodrigue (Louisiana, 1944-2013), "A Louisiana Sunday morning," acrylic on canvas, depicting the artist's signature Blue Dog seated between two lit candles and before a basket of flowers adorned with a bright red bow. A single flower lies in the foreground. In the background a large, black tree draped with Spanish moss arches over the scene. Signed "Rodrigue" lower left, additionally signed and dated 2012 en verso. Housed in a molded gilt wood frame. Canvas 30" H x 30" W. Framed 35 3/4" H x 35 3/4" W.

Note: "The early summer of 2012 was a difficult time for Rodrigue and his family, a time of uncertainty following a series of misdiagnoses surrounding his illness. However, by the fall of 2012, Rodrigue was given the encouraging news that his cancer had entered remission, and when he returned to his easel, a number of the subsequent paintings reflected this new outlook on life, and symbolism on his canvases were plentiful. In 'A Louisiana Sunday Morning,' Rodrigue included two candles which represented his second chance at life, and the flowers represented rebirth. During the many weeks in a Houston hospital, Rodrigue had time to reflect on his situation; now being gifted a second chance, gave him the opportunity to reflect on what he had been close to losing. 'A Louisiana Sunday Morning' represents all that Rodrigue cherished–in his words, hope, love, happiness and sunshine." (Courtesy George Rodrigue Studios).

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PROVENANCE: Private Collection, acquired from Rodrigue Gallery, Louisiana, September 2012.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$103,700.00
123 Lot 123: William A. Walker O/C Seascape, likely Coastal Florida William A. Walker O/C Seascape, likely Coastal Florida Lot 123: William A. Walker O/C Seascape, likely Coastal Florida

William Aiken Walker (American/South Carolina, 1838-1921) oil on linen painting laid to card-stock, depicting a coastal landscape with sandy beach, palm tree, cactus, and various beach shrubs, likely Florida. Signed lower left, "W. A. Walker." With McCrary & Branson gallery labels affixed to verso. Housed under glass in the original McCrary & Branson molded giltwood frame with repeating floral and leaf designs and gold mat. Sight: 5 7/8" H x 17 5/8" W. Framed: 12 1/2" H x 24 1/2" W. Note: McCrary & Branson was a Knoxville-based commercial art gallery and portrait studio operated by artist Lloyd Branson and partner Frank McCrary from the early 1880s until 1903.

Biography: The son of a prominent cotton agent, Charleston-born William Aiken Walker exhibited his first painting at the South Carolina Institute Fair at the age of 12. He went to Europe to study art in 1860 but returned to America during the Civil War, in which he served as a Confederate private and, following an injury, as a cartographer. After the war, Walker became primarily known for his prolific Southern scenes including plantations, African-Americans, and dock scenes. Some were commissioned by wealthy patrons; others were produced as souvenirs of the Old South for the tourist trade. Currier and Ives published several of these works as lithographs. In his later years, he painted scenes in Florida and North Carolina.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. With superficial grime, lower right, and speck in sky, upper right. Plus residue to upper edge beneath frame, along with illegible inscription. [See more photos →]

$39,000.00
482 Lot 482: John Sloan Oil on Canvas, Taos Landscape John Sloan Oil on Canvas, Taos Landscape Lot 482: John Sloan Oil on Canvas, Taos Landscape

John French Sloan (American, 1871 – 1951) "Land of Turquoise," oil on canvas painting depicting a Southwestern landscape. Low clouds drift across a calm turquoise sky, casting shadows in subtly varying shades of blue across the hills along the horizon. Shrubby green vegetation grows on either side of a dirt road in the foreground. Signed "John Sloan" lower left. Canvas is covered by a protective board with old label for Kraushaar Galleries, New York. Housed in an acanthus and ribbon molded gilt frame with beveled linen mat. Canvas – 22" W x 18" H. Frame – 29" W x 25" H. Note: this painting is #771 in the John Sloan Paintings Catalog Raisonne by Rowland Elzea. Copies of the original receipt and past appraisals from Kraushaar Galleries of this work will be available to the winning bidder.

Biography: Pennsylania born illustrator and painter John French Sloan was a pioneer of the Social Realist movement and a founder of the Ashcan School. He participated in the landmark exhibition of The Eight in New York in 1908, in which the artists broke academic tradition through both technique and subject matter, and helped organize the 1913 Armory Show exhibition of modernist painting. Sloan also served as president of the Society of Independent Artists.

In 1919, influenced by Robert Henri, he traveled to Santa Fe for the first time and became active in the art colony there. He spent summers in the Southwest for the next 30 years. Sloan also served as President of the Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts in the 1930s and lobbied the Society of Independent Artists to include work by Native Americans in their exhibitions. Sloan also taught at the Art Students League, where his students included Reginald Marsh, Raphael Soyer, and Alexander Calder.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Ann H. Wells, Nashville, Tennessee, purchased Kraushaar Galleries, New York, Nov. 17, 1970.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. A few small spots in the clouds, upper center edge, fluoresce under UV light. Painting has been cleaned. Two very small spots of craquelure center sky area, each about 1/4" diameter. Frame has some small areas of abrasions and losses to high relief areas along outer edges. [See more photos →]

$36,400.00
108 Lot 108: George Inness O/C Landscape with a Large Tree, c. 1856 George Inness O/C Landscape with a Large Tree, c. 1856 Lot 108: George Inness O/C Landscape with a Large Tree, c. 1856

George Inness (New York/Massachusetts/Scotland, 1825-1894) oil on canvas painting, laid to board, depicting a rural landscape with a dirt road leading toward a large tree at right. Set beneath a pale blue sky with clouds gathering along the horizon. Signed "G. Inness," lower left, and initialed lower right. With red-bordered inventory label of the George Inness estate and Hammer Galleries, New York label en verso. Housed in a Louis XIV-style gilt and molded frame. Canvas: 13 3/4" H x 19 1/2" W. Frame: 18 1/2" H x 24" W.

Note: A letter of authenticity from Michael Quick, a foremost authority on the works of George Inness, accompanies this lot. This painting will also be included in the upcoming supplement to Quick's catalog raisonn&eacute; of the work of George Inness. Quick states that this painting is a "field study" upon which Inness based his 1856 landscape "Spring" (Ref.: Ireland 115, also to be included in the upcoming supplement to Quick's 2007 catalog raisonn&eacute;). Only one other painted field study from the 1850s is known.

PROVENANCE: Private Knoxville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Pinpoint retouching to sky at upper right and center, with heavy but minor point of retouching to upper center near edge. Minor scratches to road at tree's left, 1" L, and to sky at upper edge of left quadrant, 1 1/2" L. Some yellowing to varnish. [See more photos →]

$31,720.00
434 Lot 434: Armory Show 1913 Exhibition Poster Armory Show 1913 Exhibition Poster Lot 434: Armory Show 1913 Exhibition Poster

Original color screenprint and letterpress poster for the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, also known as The Armory Show, The official poster announced the first venue of the three-city Armory Show tour in New York from February 15 to March 15, 1913. Housed under plexiglass in a narrow gilt frame. Mid 20th c. New York framing label en verso. Sight – 20 3/8" x 14 1/8" Frame – 21 1/2" x 15".

Note: The Armory Show is credited with ushering in a new era in art and introducing Americans to Impressionism, Neo- and Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism and modern sculpture. The exhibition included paintings from European modernist artists like Degas, Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, and Gaugin. The uprooted pine tree image on the poster, also used for the cover of the exhibition catalogue, was derived from the Massachusetts Revolutionary-era battle flag, "proclaiming liberation from the art of the past" (Ref. Shapiro, p. 135).

PROVENANCE: The collection of Ronnie Steine, Nashville, by descent from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Steine.

CONDITION: Very good condition with minor toning; 1 1/2" scuff upper left quadrant in reddish/brown area of flag. With old tape to edges en verso along with pencil inscription. Poster is lightly adhered to backing with archival tape. Frame has some surface wear and scratching. [See more photos →]

$29,280.00
129 Lot 129: Beauford Delaney Gouache on Paper, Yellow Abstraction, 1961 Beauford Delaney Gouache on Paper, Yellow Abstraction, 1961 Lot 129: Beauford Delaney Gouache on Paper, Yellow Abstraction, 1961

Beauford Delaney (American/Tennessee, 1901-1979) gouache on paper abstract painting in various shades of yellow. Rhythmic linear patterns of scrolling and interlacing forms merge with one another and fill the composition, with areas of exposed paper visible throughout. Signed and dated "Beauford Delaney 61" in black pen, lower right. With Beauford Delaney estate stamp en verso and Levis Fine Art, New York, label affixed to backing. Floated in a modern wood frame with ivory mat. Sheet: 10 1/2" H x 8" W. Frame: 17 13/16" x" 15 1/4" W.

Biographical note: Modernist artist Beauford Delaney was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. An apprentice to artist Lloyd Branson, Delaney was encouraged by his mentor to study art in Boston. In 1929 he traveled to New York and established himself as a prominent artist of the Harlem Renaissance. There he gained the attention and admiration of well-known writers and artists such as James Baldwin, Georgia O'Keefe, Alfred Stieglitz, and many others. Delaney experimented throughout his career with a wide variety of styles, including his personal brands of realism, fauvism, post-impressionism, and abstract expressionism. His departure from New York to Paris in 1953 also marked his transition from figurative compositions to abstractions with a focus on color and light. In 1978, the year before he died, the Studio Museum in Harlem initiated its Black Master series with a retrospective of his work. His paintings can be found in the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago; the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution, and other major museums.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Beauford Delaney (Derek Spratley-Court Appointed Administrator); Private Collection, Maine

CONDITION: Excellent condition. Frame with 3/4" abrasion to upper right edge. [See more photos →]

$24,400.00
418 Lot 418: Philip and Kelvin Laverne Free Form Coffee Table Philip and Kelvin Laverne Free Form Coffee Table Lot 418: Philip and Kelvin Laverne Free Form Coffee Table

Philip (1908-1988) and Kelvin (active 1960/1970) LaVerne Brutalist style free-form coffee table, bronze and patinated metal, having an organic curvilinear bronze top with raised border on a cast, bronze clad, and patinated metal base sculpted to simulate stylized tree bark, with heavily grooved sides. Table is supported on 6 castors for ease of movement. Etched signature and date on top edge "Philip Kelvin LaVerne '71". 21 1/4" H x 57 1/2" L x 26 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: Memphis, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Top with light surface wear consistent with use and age. Sides with minor areas of delamination, minor scattered losses to bronze clad patination, and scattered areas of restoration to losses to exterior cladding. Lacking one castor. Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$23,400.00
134 Lot 134: Rare George Rodrigue Cameo Glass Blue Dog Bowl Rare George Rodrigue Cameo Glass Blue Dog Bowl Lot 134: Rare George Rodrigue Cameo Glass Blue Dog Bowl

George Rodrigue (American/Louisiana, 1944-2013), limited edition cameo glass "Blue Dog Bowl", designed in collaboration with Kelsey Murphy (20th Century, American/West Virginia) and the Pilgrim Glass Company, numbered #15/35. Layered and sandblasted design to the sides featuring a repeating motif of three seated blue dogs punctuated by live oak trees. Raised "Rodrigue" signature below one tree. Additionally etched on the base "903056", 15/35 (limited edition number); "P" for the Pilgrim Glass Company and production date of 1994. 5" H x 9" dia. Note: George Rodrigue worked with Kelsey Murphy and Pilgrim Glass in West Virginia to recreate his Blue Dog designs in cameo glass. The layered pieces are sandblasted, revealing Rodrigue&acirc;&euro;&trade;s raised patterns. A total of three bowls and one vase were designed, each in editions of thirty-five. With the exception of the glass, bronzes, and some jewelry, Rodrigue created these novelty items for his own collection and experimentation, offering very few for sale. One of the bowls of this edition was featured in the Louisiana State University Museum of Art Exhibition which ran July 23 through September 18, 2011. (Source: https://legacyarttour.org/2011/07/blue-dog-glass-and-other-unique-rodrigue-items.html)

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. The base with very faint minor scuffs. [See more photos →]

$23,400.00
162 Lot 162: Great Road Virginia Earthenware Pottery Jar Great Road Virginia Earthenware Pottery Jar Lot 162: Great Road Virginia Earthenware Pottery Jar

Great Road, Southwest Virginia earthenware pottery jar with thick manganese splotched decoration to body and handles. Ovoid form with a clear lead glaze, arching extruded or pulled smooth handles attaching above the midline of the jar, slight tapered base edge, unglazed smooth base. 8 1/4" H. Third Quarter 19th century.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with minor glaze exfoliation to the body. [See more photos →]

$18,300.00
435 Lot 435: Armory Show 1913 Exhibition Catalog Armory Show 1913 Exhibition Catalog Lot 435: Armory Show 1913 Exhibition Catalog

Rare original Catalogue from the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, also known as The Armory Show. 4 volumes including the original Catalog for the New York 1913 exhibition (Vol. 1, 105 pages plus several pages of advertisements), Supplement (Vol. 2), Boston Catalog (Vol. 3), and 3 individual commentaries for the work of Cezanne and Redon, plus "A Sculptor's Architecture," all bound together (Vol. 4). All published by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, Inc., 1913. Vol. 1 with custom printed additional page noting "Collection of Peggy and David Steine, Nashville, Tennessee." Each volume approx. 7" x 5" in later custom green leather bindings and gilt lettering, marbleized endpapers and in 2 slipcases.

Note: this is the original catalog for the 1913 exhibit, not a reprint or reissue. It includes a listing of the exhibiting artists and their works, a plan of the exhibition floor, and preface by Frederick James Gregg. Volume 3 contains about 15 black and white photos; the other volumes do not include photos.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Ronnie Steine, Nashville, by descent from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Steine.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light toning to interior pages. Some very light minor scuffs to binding. [See more photos →]

$17,080.00
151 Lot 151: East TN Pie Cherry Pie Safe Attrib. John Wolfe, Sullivan Co. East TN Pie Cherry Pie Safe Attrib. John Wolfe, Sullivan Co. Lot 151: East TN Pie Cherry Pie Safe Attrib. John Wolfe, Sullivan Co.

East Tennessee, Sullivan County pie safe, attributed to John Wolfe (Piney Flats, 1810-1891), cherry primary and poplar secondary. Rectangular top over three dovetailed drawers each with brass keyhole escutcheons, locks and turned wood knobs. Cupboard doors each having two punched tins decorated with urns and floral sprays and punched border with a horizontal wooden divider, paneled sides and back, canted base molding transitioning to four turned feet. Tins with a contemporary polychrome paint over an older blue painted surface. 49 3/8" h x 54 3/4" W x 19 1/4" D. Sullivan County, TN. Mid-19th century. Note: For a similar example see Williams and Harsh, "The Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture", fig. 189, p.163. Case Auctions sold similar safes in our January 2023 auction, Lot #508, and January 2020 auction, Lot #363.

CONDITION: Very good overall condition with an older surface. Deep gouging to left edge stile. Scattered scuffs and surface abrasions commensurate with age and use. Backboard with evidence of scattered insect damage. Lacking one lock. [See more photos →]

$15,860.00
584 Lot 584: Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, 1st Edition, Signed Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, 1st Edition, Signed Lot 584: Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, 1st Edition, Signed

BLOOD MERIDIAN or THE EVENING REDNESS IN THE WEST, by Cormac McCarthy, Random House, New York, 1985. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed on the ffep (front free end paper) to McCarthy's long-time friends, "For John & Lanelle / With much love / Cormac". 1st/1st, Stated First Edition on copyright page with correct Random House number line "24689753" indicating First Printing. Octavo, G/G, publisher's red boards with red cloth spine, slightly off-white, original unclipped price of $17.95. Jacket housed in archival protector. 8 1/2" H x 6" W x 1 1/4" D.

PROVENANCE: Collection of the original giftee, East Tennessee.

CONDITION: Book is Good with slight looseness, toning and foxing to top edge, slight foxing to fore and bottom. DJ (dust jacket) is Good with some 1/8" chipping along top of front, spine and rear. [See more photos →]

$15,600.00
587 Lot 587: Cormac McCarthy, Signed 1st Editions, The Passenger plus Stella Maris Cormac McCarthy, Signed 1st Editions, The Passenger plus Stella Maris Lot 587: Cormac McCarthy, Signed 1st Editions, The Passenger plus Stella Maris

1st Item: THE PASSENGER, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2022, 8 vo., First Edition stated with no additional printings. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed on the ffep (front free end paper) to McCarthy's long-time friend: "For Lanelle / My darlin / Tons of Love / Cormac". VG/VG, Very Good book in unread condition, in blue cloth boards with gilt stamping to spine, in VG unclipped jacket. 2nd Item: STELLA MARIS, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2022, 8 vo. First Edition stated with no additional printings. Presentation copy, signed on the ffep "Cormac McCarthy" and also warmly inscribed to McCarthy's long-time friend: "For Lanelle / Much love always / Cormac". F/F, Fine book in unread condition, in maroon boards with gilt stamping, in Fine unclipped jacket. Both books were published simultaneously (but STELLA being released a month after THE PASSENGER), both being offered together in a box set soon after. Note: Knopf also released a number of sets with McCarthy's signature on a tipped-in sheet; these are not that set, but a personalized pair.

PROVENANCE: Collection of the original giftee, East Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st Item (Passenger): book has slight looseness, slight dent to top page block, DJ (dust jacket) has roughing to spine edges, cover has separate 1" wrinkles to top. 2nd Item (Stella): Very slight looseness, DJ with very slight roughing to spine edges. [See more photos →]

$13,000.00
142 Lot 142: Catherine Wiley O/C East Tennessee Fall Landscape Painting Catherine Wiley O/C East Tennessee Fall Landscape Painting Lot 142: Catherine Wiley O/C East Tennessee Fall Landscape Painting

Anna Catherine Wiley (TN, 1879-1958) oil on canvas landscape depicting an autumnal meadow with a large tree with orange foliage and a figure in the middle ground. Set beneath a partly cloudy, atmospheric sky. Signed lower right in red, "Wiley." Housed in a hand-carved giltwood frame. Sight: 24 1/4" H x 32 1/4" W. Framed: 34" H x 38 3/4" W. Note: At least two other, similar meadow landscapes by Wiley are known. A painting currently in the collection of the Tennessee State Museum and entitled "Gathering in the Woods" is almost identical in both size and composition.

Biography: Catherine Wiley is one of Tennessee's most important nationally recognized artists. She was one of the early female students at the University of Tennessee, and was later credited with establishing formal art instruction at the school. Wiley studied at the Art Students League in New York under Frank DuMond, and spent summers learning from major American impressionists such as Robert Reid, Jonas Lie, and Martha Walter. She won numerous prizes including two Gold Medals at the Appalachian Exposition in 1910 and her paintings were exhibited at prominent American venues including the National Academy of Design in New York and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Her thriving career was ended by a mental collapse which left her institutionalized until her death.

CONDITION: Painting in overall good condition. Lined, repaired tear with inpainting to foliage area at upper right, 6 1/2" x 5 1/2". Likely a tear, plus inpainting, to horizon area in lower left quadrant, 6" x 3", and additional, scattered inpainting. [See more photos →]

$12,000.00
1 Lot 1: Wang Hing Chinese Export Silver Tea Set with Tray Wang Hing Chinese Export Silver Tea Set with Tray Lot 1: Wang Hing Chinese Export Silver Tea Set with Tray

Chinese Export Silver Tea Service, 8 pieces including tray. Includes kettle on bamboo style stand, coffee pot, teapot, cream pitcher, and open sugar bowl, all featuring raised designs of birds among prunus branches, plus a waste bowl and tea caddy with raised prunus branch design (lacking birds), together with a hardwood tray with silver mounts at the four corners, all decorated with prunus branches, and silver bamboo form handles. Each piece hallmarked with WH plus Chinese character mark and "90" for .900 fineness except for the tea caddy, which is marked WH and 90 but has no character mark, and the kettle stand and burner which are unmarked (but test .900). Tea caddy has an Aesthetic movement style monogram. No other pieces are monogrammed. Creamer and sugar have gilt washed interiors. Tray – 28 1/2" x 20 1/2". Coffee pot height: 8 1/2". Combined silver weight: 110.19 troy ounces. Note: The firm of Wang Hing was established in Canton China in 1854 by the prominent Lo merchant family. It sold upscale wares until the 1940s, when the Japanese invasion forced it to close.

PROVENANCE: Original owner was Captain Waldo Evans, US Navy, commanding officer of the USS New Orleans and the USS St. Louis during World War I and Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands from 1927-1931. Descended in his family to present consignor.

CONDITION: A few minor dents and scratches. Some tiny screws/pins are missing, a few others have been replaced, including on Kettle handle. Epoxy repair to break of one horizontal rail of kettle stand (at joint of rail and leg). Coffee pot finial is loose but attached. Wooden tray has some surface fading and shrinkage separations at corners, mounts remain stable despite several missing tiny pins/screws. [See more photos →]

$11,050.00
538 Lot 538: Julian O. Davidson O/C, The Burning of the USS Congress, 1892 Julian O. Davidson O/C, The Burning of the USS Congress, 1892 Lot 538: Julian O. Davidson O/C, The Burning of the USS Congress, 1892

Julian Oliver Davidson (New York, 1853-1894) oil on canvas laid to Masonite painting depicting the burning of the USS Congress at Hampton Roads on March 8, 1862, following shelling by the USS Virginia (visible in the distance at center right). Sailors abandon the burning ship and swim or try to remain afloat in the foreground. Signed and dated "J.O. Davidson 92," lower left. Housed in an ornate giltwood frame with brass nameplate. Sight: 58 1/2" H x 34 7/8" W. Frame: 69" H x 45" W. Literature: This painting along with a watercolor and photogravure of the same theme, is listed as number 5 in the general inventory of the estate of the artist as recorded by the Rockland County, NY Surrogate's Office and included in the supplementary material in Lynn S. Beman's exhibition catalogue Julian O. Davidson 1853-1894: American Marine Artist, p. 61 (New York: Historical Society of Rockland County, 1986). Note: The USS Congress, along with a fleet of Union ships, was attacked in 1862 by the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimac and persistently mid-identified as such). This conflict, known as the Battle of Hampton Roads, resulted in the destruction of the USS Congress. Later, the Union ironclad USS Monitor would arrive and the ensuing battle–the first between this class of armored warships–would significantly impact the course of naval warfare.

PROVENANCE: Private South Carolina Collection, ex-Brunk Auctions, Sept. 12, 2015 lot 228, and November 3, 2007, lot 490.

CONDITION: Overall good condition, with retouching to two areas in smoke at left, plus repair with retouching to net arm, 5" H x 3" W. [See more photos →]

$10,370.00
324 Lot 324: Frederick Stuart Church O/C Painting, "Out for Spin" Frederick Stuart Church O/C Painting, "Out for Spin" Lot 324: Frederick Stuart Church O/C Painting, "Out for Spin"

Frederick Stuart Church (New York, Michigan, 1842-1924) "Out for Spin," oil on canvas painting depicting a young woman seated at the bow of a rowboat manned by four cherubs, each holding an oar, the scene observed by two seagulls on a bank, lower left. Inscribed, signed, and dated "F.S. Church NY 1904" lower left. Gilt placard with title and artist's name, affixed lower center of frame. Housed in a Louis XIV style giltwood frame with pierced corners and centers. Sight: 15 3/4" H x 42 3/4" W. Framed: 30 1/4" H x 57" W x 4" D. Artist Biography: "Known for his decorative work, especially of anthropomorphic animals, Frederick Stuart Church was a native of Michigan who had a long career in New York City. He had in-depth knowledge of animal anatomy, which was evident in the depictions of this subject in oil, watercolor, and etchings. His first allegorical compositions were produced in the mid-1870s. Although he was a strong believer in academic training, Church did not visit Europe until late in life and felt that foreign art had little to teach Americans. He was directed by his parents toward a business career, and worked from the age thirteen to seventeen for the American Express Company in Chicago. He did a lot of drawing in his spare time. For three years, he served in Union artillery during the Civil War, and then returned to Chicago where he studied at the Chicago Art Academy with Walter Shirlaw. In 1870, he moved to New York and studied at the National Academy of Design with Lemuel Wilmarth and at the Art Students League. Early on, he earned his living as a commercial artist including illustrations for "Harper's Weekly." His illustrations often featured black and white drawings of animals. He also worked in watercolors and oils and was skilled as an etcher. He was a member of the National Academy of Design." (source: 300 YEARS OF AMERICAN ART by Michael David Zellman, published by The Wellfleet Press, Secaucus, 1987).

PROVENANCE: Private Knoxville, Tennessee collection. Purchased at Case Auctions, July 24, 2021, lot #148, from the estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee, by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure throughout. Frame with minor abrasions/areas of loss to gilt. [See more photos →]

$10,370.00
25 Lot 25: 18K Cartier "Juste un Clou" Gold & Diamond Bracelet 18K Cartier "Juste un Clou" Gold & Diamond Bracelet Lot 25: 18K Cartier "Juste un Clou" Gold & Diamond Bracelet

Ladies 18K yellow gold Cartier "Juste un Clou" bracelet featuring twenty-seven (27) round brilliant diamonds approximately 0.88 carats together, Clarity-VS2, Color-H. The bracelet is marked "Cartier 15 AJP580 Au750" and XRF tests 18K gold. The bracelet is 6 1/2" in circumference and has a gross weight of 28.27 grams. Includes box and paperwork.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$10,200.00
436 Lot 436: Armory Show 1913 Original Postcards, 54 Total Armory Show 1913 Original Postcards, 54 Total Lot 436: Armory Show 1913 Original Postcards, 54 Total

Collection of 54 original advertising postcards acquired at the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, also known as The Armory Show. The unused black and white postcards illustrate many of the exhibited works at the show by artists including Picasso, Cezanne, Matisse, Kandinsky, Glackens, Bellows, Archipenko, and some lesser known at the time artists such as Jo Davidson and Mahonri Young. With exhibit information and pine tree insignia en verso of each. Housed in a later custom green leather case with gilt lettering and a marbleized paper slipcase. Cards 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". Case 4" x 6".

PROVENANCE: The collection of Ronnie Steine, Nashville, by descent from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Steine.

CONDITION: Postcards: toning, light wear to corners. Occasional spot of light foxing. Some scuffing to binding and slipcase. [See more photos →]

$9,760.00
126 Lot 126: Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Pastel Portrait, Charleston Flower Seller Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Pastel Portrait, Charleston Flower Seller Lot 126: Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Pastel Portrait, Charleston Flower Seller

Elizabeth Quale O'Neill Verner (South Carolina, 1883-1979) pastel on silk portrait depicting a Charleston flower vendor seated with a bouquet of flowers in her lap. She smokes a pipe and wears a distinctive knit hat. Signed "Elizabeth O'Neill Verner" lower right. Housed in a modern wood frame. Sight: 8 1/4" H x 8" W. Framed: 11 7/8" H x 11 11/16" W.

Biography: "A native of Charleston, Elizabeth O'Neill Verner was an artist, teacher, and preservationist who became one of South Carolina's best known practitioners of the early twentieth century. Pastels and printmaking were her preferred media, and her images of residences, churches, and street scenes were widely recognized for their skill and authenticity, and for capturing the romantic sensibility of Charleston. She began her art training under the guidance of Alice Ravenel Huger Smith and then continued at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, beginning in 1901 for two years with noted instructor Thomas Anshutz. Following her time at the academy, she taught art in Aiken, South Carolina, before returning to Charleston.

In 1907, she met and married E. Pettigrew Verner and raised their two children. She resumed her studies with Smith and turned her attention to depictions of her hometown, which she infused with the charm and local color that distinguishes Charleston. In land- and cityscapes, Verner often focused on the architecture and environment while deemphasizing any human presence. She eventually expanded her range to become an able portraitist and figurative painter." (Source: The Johnson Collection.)

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Scattered foxing to background and to subject's right shoulder. [See more photos →]

$9,760.00
611 Lot 611: John Lennon Worn Jacket and Al Hirschfeld Litho in Shadowbox John Lennon Worn Jacket and Al Hirschfeld Litho in Shadowbox Lot 611: John Lennon Worn Jacket and Al Hirschfeld Litho in Shadowbox

Shadowbox containing dinner jacket owned and worn by John Lennon in 1975 and an Al Hirschfield lithograph depicting the Beatles star. The bespoke black double breasted jacket, manufactured by Kaborn tailors, features Lennon's initials stitched into the inside armpit. It was donated by Lennon to the Philadelphia radio station WFIL's 1975 Helping Hand Charity Marathon and then acquired by Bryan Murphy (curator for the Hard Rock Cafe). Included in the shadowbox are 3 photographic prints of Lennon wearing the jacket, a flyer for the Helping Hand Marathon, and a 1975 newspaper article reporting on Lennon's US deportation lawsuit, as well as informational text about the case and facsimile of Lennon's Green Card. The Al Hirschfield (1903-2003) lithograph, "Peace and Liberty, 2001), partially inspired by Lennon's deportation battle, depicts Lennon standing before the Statue of Liberty and is signed and numbered 192/300. Print – Sight: 21"H x 15"W. Overall frame – 40 1/2"H x 62 1/2"W. Includes Certificates of Authenticity from The Fame Bureau, Sept. 24, 2013, and Funtyme Memorabilia.

PROVENANCE: Elizabeth Ozment for the estate of Elliott Ozment, Nashville, Tennessee. Ozment was a leading Civil Rights and Immigration attorney in Nashville and former State Legislator.

CONDITION: All items appear to be in very good condition. Newspaper clipping is toned. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$9,750.00
451 Lot 451: John Seery Large Abstract Acrylic on Canvas, Havana Sun John Seery Large Abstract Acrylic on Canvas, Havana Sun Lot 451: John Seery Large Abstract Acrylic on Canvas, Havana Sun

John Seery (American, b. 1941), "Havana Sun," large, abstract acrylic on canvas painting, with dripped, splattered, and poured paint forming thick pools of saturated hues including yellow, red, orange, and lavender that float over a field of thinly applied, mainly muted shades including white, grey, and brown, creating a complex, layered composition. Signed and dated 1975 verso of canvas along with a gallery label for Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL. Housed in a simple wood frame with gilt metal edge. Sight: 55 1/2" H x 50 1/2" W. Framed: 56 1/2" H x 52" W.

Biography: "Seery came to prominence in the 1970s and was a key figure in the Lyrical Abstraction movement in New York and Los Angeles that included work by artists such as Brice Marden, David Reed, and Larry Poons in the late 60s and 70s. Described as a painterly, emotional and decidedly 'non hard-edge' brand of abstraction, which was heralded by younger painters at the time as a response to Abstract Expressionism, the movement's name derived from an exhibition of the same name (in which Seery's work was included) that began at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 1970 and traveled to the Whitney Museum in 1971. Following the success of these exhibitions, Seery accepted teaching positions at both Harvard and Cornell University where he taught throughout the 1980s, establishing a strong national and international presence." (Source: artist's website).

PROVENANCE: Deaccessioned from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$9,750.00
37 Lot 37: Pair of 14K Pearl & Diamond Earrings Pair of 14K Pearl & Diamond Earrings Lot 37: Pair of 14K Pearl & Diamond Earrings

Ladies' 14K white gold clip-back dangle earrings featuring two (2) white cultured pearls approximately 12mm each accented by fourteen (14) marquise, two (2) round brilliant, and two (2) baguette diamonds approximately 4.00 carats together, Clarity-VS2, Color-I. The earrings are marked "14K 4" and XRF test 14K gold. The earrings are 1 1/2" L and have a gross weight of 10.76 grams. Note: A copy of the original 1973 receipt from Joyeria Bared in San Juan, P.R. will be available to the winning bidder.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Ann H. Wells, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$9,750.00
46 Lot 46: Set of 12 Kirk Repousse Sterling Silver Goblets, Hand Decorated Set of 12 Kirk Repousse Sterling Silver Goblets, Hand Decorated Lot 46: Set of 12 Kirk Repousse Sterling Silver Goblets, Hand Decorated

Set of twelve (12) S. Kirk & Son Inc. sterling silver Repousse pattern goblets, each marked S.KIRK & SON INC, STERLING, 402, HAND DECORATED. 6 3/4" H. 90.43 total troy ounces. First quarter 20th century.

CONDITION: All in overall very good condition. Art Deco style monograms to the stem. [See more photos →]

$9,150.00
496 Lot 496: Mississippian Culture Seated Clay Female Figure or Effigy Mississippian Culture Seated Clay Female Figure or Effigy Lot 496: Mississippian Culture Seated Clay Female Figure or Effigy

Native American, Mississippian Culture clay effigy figure depicting a kneeling or seated female having a small head with flat broad face, long protruding nose, small puckered mouth and eyes, slanted eyebrows and pierced earlobes. She is wearing a crescent headdress and has a sgraffito line from knee to knee indicating a skirt. M. G. Mock Muncie, Indiana retailer label to the base. Professionally appraised in 1973 by ASA Appraiser Lowell Collins. Appraisal is included with the lot. 6 1/2" H. Middle Mississippi Valley (Indiana area), Circa 1200.

PROVENANCE: Collection of John H. and Carol R. Evans, Farragut, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Very good condition with weathered patina. No visible cracks, chips, or repairs. Fitted with a later circular iron stand. [See more photos →]

$8,400.00
201 Lot 201: Georgian Chinoiserie Lacquered Chest or Bureau, 18th c. Georgian Chinoiserie Lacquered Chest or Bureau, 18th c. Lot 201: Georgian Chinoiserie Lacquered Chest or Bureau, 18th c.

English 18th century chinoiserie chest of drawers / dresser, oak and pine secondary woods, decorated with Japanned black lacquer and enamel surface. Rectangular overhanging top on a plain case with bracket feet. Two short drawers over 3 long drawers, each in graduated sizes, with dovetailed drawers, pierced and engraved brass keyhole escutcheons, and brass teardrop and petal pulls. Four (4) vertical backboards. 34 5/8" H x 36 1/4" W x 19 1/2" D.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Dr. & Mrs. John H Cheek, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: Cracking, crazing and exfoliation to lacquer and enamel surface finish, with losses to some sections of enamel. General surface wear, abrasions and scratches. Losses to small sections of backboards. Warping and veneer bubbling to sections of the top. Separation to some joints. Separations to drawer bottoms and wear to drawer guides.&nbsp;Additional update – examination of the bottom of the case indicates possibly earlier bun feet with dowel holes in each corner and circular quadrant paint outlines. Examination of the back left foot facing in addition to unpainted areas on the inside of the feet facings shows patinated wood close to the same color as the bottom of the chest. Consequently, if the chest had earlier bun feet, the bracket feet replacements may have been added in the late 18th/early 19th century.&nbsp; [See more photos →]

$7,800.00
148 Lot 148: Rare Tennessee Federal Sugar Desk, Poss. Davidson County Rare Tennessee Federal Sugar Desk, Poss. Davidson County Lot 148: Rare Tennessee Federal Sugar Desk, Poss. Davidson County

Early and rare Tennessee sugar desk, probably Davidson County (Nashville area). Cherry primary, poplar secondary. Half-depth hinged lid with breadboard ends opening to an interior with a bank of two dovetailed drawers having central dividers, over a divided well. Dovetailed case on the front corners and back with nailed construction consisting of wrought iron and square nails. The lower case with ogee molding and a dovetailed, scratch-beaded drawer, resting on square tapered, Hepplewhite style legs. Dimensions: 33 1/4" H x 23 3/4" W x 18 1/8 D". Middle Tennessee, circa 1815.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Ann H. Wells, Nashville, Tennessee, by descent in her family.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with older refinished surface. Some staining, water rings, abrasion, and shrinkage cracks to the top. Replaced lock with detached strike plate, patch repair to underside of top where strike plate would attach. Loose keyhole escutcheon plate. Screws used as knobs to interior drawers. Old chip/loss to corner of right side, 3/4" x 1 1/4". [See more photos →]

$7,800.00
87 Lot 87: Pair Cast Stone Garden Eagle Sculptures Pair Cast Stone Garden Eagle Sculptures Lot 87: Pair Cast Stone Garden Eagle Sculptures

Pair of large cast stone garden sculptures, modeled as opposing spread wing eagles with turned heads on round bases, unmarked. 27 1/2" H x 28" W x approx. 13" D. Early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Dr. & Mrs. John H Cheek, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: Outdoor weathered condition with minor wear. [See more photos →]

$7,800.00
583 Lot 583: Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, 1st Edition, Signed Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, 1st Edition, Signed Lot 583: Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, 1st Edition, Signed

SUTTREE by Cormac McCarthy, Random House, New York, 1979. First Edition, First Printing. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed on the ffep (front free end paper) to McCarthy's long-time friends, "For John & Lanelle / With lots of love / Cormac". G/G, Good book in Good Dust Jacket. Stated First Edition on copyright page with correct Random House number line terminating in a "2". Octavo, original boards, off-white & black cloth spine with gilt lettering. Original unclipped price of $12.95. 8 5/8" H x 6" W x 1 5/8" D.

PROVENANCE: Collection of the original giftee, East Tennessee.

CONDITION: G/G, book slightly loose, fixing to top and fore edges, slight soiling to covers; DJ (dust jacket) is intact with chipping to top of spine, 1/4" tears top corners, general rubbing; protected in archival cover. [See more photos →]

$7,320.00
568 Lot 568: Abram Maury and Carey Harris Franklin TN Family Archive plus Mississippi Cotton Co. Abram Maury and Carey Harris Franklin TN Family Archive plus Mississippi Cotton Co. Lot 568: Abram Maury and Carey Harris Franklin TN Family Archive plus Mississippi Cotton Co.

Archive of approximately 150 items related to the Abram Maury and Carey Harris families of Middle Tennessee. Abram Poindexter Maury Sr. (1766-1825) was a Revolutionary War major from Virginia who settled in Middle Tennessee in 1797. In 1799 he donated the land for what would become Franklin, the seat of Williamson County and, as a surveyor, laid out the plan for the town. His son in law, Carey Allen Harris Sr. (1806-1842) and son, Abram Poindexter Maury, Jr. (1801-1848), founded the Nashville Republican Newspaper in 1824. The younger Maury was a Tennessee state representative, senator, and later U.S. Congressman. Harris went on to prominence in Andrew Jackson's circle and was appointed Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1836. He was involved in the forcible removal of Native Americans from the Southeast, and was forced to resign and return to Tennessee after evidence of his role in a scheme to speculate in Indian allotments came to light in 1838. He died a few years later at the age of 36. (Note: although his political career ended in disgrace, Harris is also remembered for his role in printing "The Western Harmony" in 1824, which marked the beginning of music publishing in Nashville). This archive includes an 1805 land document in which John Purviance (of Bourbon Co, KY) appoints friends John Mitchell and Abram Maury his attorneys to dispose of his interest in 12 lots in the town of Franklin "which all adjoin and compose a square at the east end of in the town"; an 1853 copy/transcript of a land indenture between Nashville founder James Robertson and Franklin founder Abram Maury (1766-1825) for 120 acres in Williamson County plus at least 2 dozen other land indentures and early copies of land indentures; 1810 will of Abram P. Maury granting his wife Martha his "original tract of land of about 210 acres" and "her choice third of all my Negroes" and requesting that his "stock furniture and utensils of every kind may be kept together" (note: this will was eventually superseded by an updated will, not included); an estate document regarding the bequest of a "negro boy named Godfrey commonly known by the name of Gent" by Mary Eliza Tennessee Maury to James P. Maury in 1852; an unsigned 1859 document (draft) appointing John A. Linton of Washington DC power of attorney on behalf of Edward Breathitt, William H. Carroll and his wife Eliza of Franklin TN, and John H. Handy, and Edward and Maria Crutcher of Memphis, in the settlement of the estate of John H. Eaton (1790-1856), the controversial Andrew Jackson cabinet member and Secretary of War; a few personal letters to and from Sarah (Sally) Claiborne Maury Reid regarding her son William Steptoe Reid; Reid family 1853 document regarding an estate transfer of "slave property"; a petition to an Arkansas judge to reclaim $4,000 from a business deal, signed John C. McLemore; and more than 100 receipts/financial records including tax and insurance payments and for household goods including an 1850 "House and Family Expenses" record (the largest expense listed was "clothing for negroes" at $54.09). The receipts pertain to Carey A. Harris Sr. and Jr., Abram Poindexter Maury Sr. and Jr., James P. Maury; James and Martha Harris. Land indentures mention Robert White, G. White, John Porter, Abel Garrett, Thomas Craighead, and others, in addition to various members of the Maury family. Signatures include Carey A. Harris Sr. and Jr., Abram Poindexter Maury Sr. and Jr, and other Maury family members. This archive also includes approximately 2 dozen documents relating to the establishment of the ill-fated Mississippi Cotton Company. The company was incorporated in Natchez and even hired a Scottish Textile expert to build the mill, but the 1837 Financial Crash forced the company to abandon its plans before construction could begin. Includes two printed pamphlets: AN ACT TO CREATE AND ESTABLISH THE MISSISSIPPI COTTON COMPANY (Mississippi State Legislature, 1831); handwritten draft of the company Bylaws (tear to edge); and undated handwritten draft of a resolution to begin operations, including a proposal that “members pay up the amount of their stock by giving notes secured by mortgages on plantations and negroes." NOTE: SEE RELATED LOT #511 and #577 IN THIS AUCTION.

PROVENANCE: By descent in the families of Abram P. Maury and Carey A. Harris.

CONDITION: 2" area of loss to Abram Maury's will, both this document and the 1805 Purviance – Maury indenture are fragile with fold line separations. Mary Maury/"Godfrey" estate document has significant losses at edges, up to 2". Other items in the archive with expected toning and light discoloration, scattered losses and stains, some faded sections, overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$7,320.00
155 Lot 155: Kentucky Block Front Chest, Signed Kentucky Block Front Chest, Signed Lot 155: Kentucky Block Front Chest, Signed

Signed American Federal Blockfront Chest, Lexington, Kentucky, area, cherry with poplar secondary wood. Rectangular top with central block front over a conforming case with four graduated dovetailed drawers, having cockbeaded edges and original brass oval pulls and escutcheons. Horizontal line inlaid base atop four reeded tapering feet. Paneled sides. Back with chalk inscription "_Roberts / Springfield _". 39 1/2"H x 40 1/2"W x 21 3/4"D. First quarter of the 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Provenance: Private Southern collection, acquired at Case Auctions in 2015 from the estate of Bertha Cochran Wright, ex-Calumet Farm, Lexington, KY (lot 163).

CONDITION: Top with filled crack, fading, and scattered stains and abrasions, 2" patch upper rear right side. Some damage to front of interior drawer bottom. Areas of surface lightening to third drawer front. Shrinkage and surface fading throughout. Several veneer patches and losses to stiles. Later finish. Drawer supports replaced. [See more photos →]

$7,320.00
124 Lot 124: Large Marie Hull O/C Mississippi Coastal Landscape Large Marie Hull O/C Mississippi Coastal Landscape Lot 124: Large Marie Hull O/C Mississippi Coastal Landscape

Emily Marie Atkinson Hull (American/Mississippi, 1890 – 1980), "Moss Hung Oaks, Mississippi," large oil on canvas painting depicting two figures in small boats rowing toward sailboats on a placid body of water, framed by arched, mossy branches of live oak trees. Shrubby fauna and flora grow in the sandy foreground and billowy pink-tinged clouds accumulate on the horizon. Signed "Marie A. Hull" lower right and also signed, with artist's Jackson, Mississippi address, en verso. Hand carved parcel gilt frame with red undertones. Sight – 35" W x 29" H. Frame – 43" W x 37" H.

Biography: Marie Hull studied at the Pennsylvania Academy and at Colorado Springs Fine Art Center with Robert Reid and John F. Carlson. In 1922, she enrolled at the Art Students League where her teachers were Frank Vincent Dumond and Robert Vonnoh. She traveled extensively including in Europe under the tutelage of George Elmer Browne, but she is best remembered for her paintings of her native Mississippi where she also taught, including at Hillman College. Hull exhibited at numerous venues including The Art Institute of Chicago; American Watercolor Society; Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, Ohio; Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida; Southeastern Annuals, Atlanta; Delta Annuals, Memphis; All-American National Shows, New York City; Autumn Salon, Paris; New York World's Fair (1939) and the San Francisco Golden Gate Exposition (1939). A major exhibition of her work was held at the Mississippi Museum of Art in 2000. Sources: Jules and Nancy Heller: "North American Women Artists of the 20th Century"; Paul Sternberg Sr.: "Art by American Women"; Phil and Marion Kovinick, "Women Artists of the American West"; Askart.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee Collection. Consignor's mother in law acquired this painting directly from the artist.

CONDITION: Painting in overall good condition with craquelure throughout and a few scattered tiny inclusions. UV light inspection reveals a few scattered minor touch ups including largest center right, between trees, 3/8" Dia. Frame appears original, with even surface wear to gilt and some very minor scattered surface losses. [See more photos →]

$7,320.00
21 Lot 21: 18K Gold Tiffany & Company Bracelet 18K Gold Tiffany & Company Bracelet Lot 21: 18K Gold Tiffany & Company Bracelet

Ladies 18K yellow gold brick link bracelet by Tiffany and Company. The bracelet is marked "Tiffany & Co 18K Germany West" and XRF tests 18K gold. The bracelet is 7" L and has a gross weight of 82.40 grams. Note: A copy of the original 1973 receipt from Tiffany will be available to the winning bidder.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Ann H. Wells, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$7,320.00
452 Lot 452: Maurice Freedman Oil Painting, Pine Forest Maurice Freedman Oil Painting, Pine Forest Lot 452: Maurice Freedman Oil Painting, Pine Forest

Maurice Freedman (American, 1904-1985) oil on canvasboard landscape painting of a forest of pine trees, portrayed with gestural, colorful brushstrokes. The focal point is the mid-section of a singular tree in the left foreground, rendered with a thick and textured impasto to convey the appearance of bark. Signed and dated "Maurice Freeman '55" lower right. Painted wood mat and natural oak frame. Canvasboard – 20" W x 16'H. Frame – 23"W x 19"H.

Biography: Maurice Freedman was born in the Boston area and studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Massachusetts College of Art, and the Art Students League of New York. His main influencers were his teachers in France during the 1920s, the Fauvist/Cubist painter Andre Lhote and Ferdinand Leger. The New York Times wrote that "his generally painted cityscapes, landscapes, and still-lifes look like collaborations between Marsden Hartley and Max Beckman… with simplified details, exaggerated colors and contrasts of light and dark." Freedman's work was included in the Carnegie International, the Whitney Museum's Annual Exhibition, and the Corcoran Biennial during his lifetime, and is in numerous museum collections today including the Denver Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Los Angeles Art Museum. (Sources: Ken Johnson, The New York Times, Sept. 9, 2005, and the Maine Arts Commission).

CONDITION: Excellent condition, no damage noted. [See more photos →]

$7,150.00
600 Lot 600: 1861 50C CSA Scott Restrike Half Dollar, PCGS AU58 1861 50C CSA Scott Restrike Half Dollar, PCGS AU58 Lot 600: 1861 50C CSA Scott Restrike Half Dollar, PCGS AU58

1861 50C CSA Scott restrike half dollar silver coin, PCGS AU58. Obverse: Seated Liberty. Reverse: Confederate State device. (Coin Index PCGS 340402) Note: In the post Civil War period J.W. Scott (a Northerner) saw a demand for Civil War Confederate States historical coins. Scott and his peers purchased 500 1861 half dollars and the CSA die (by A.H.M. Patterson) to restrike the coins including this one offered for auction. To make the restrike, Scott had the reverse filed, shaved or planed down. This makes an even substrate to impress the coins with the CSA die with detail. Numismatists have observed that the face of the 1861 coin has an overall softness on the high relief points because of the pressure used to restrike the reverse. Over 150 years later this rare and collectable coin still remains sought after among avid coin collectors.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Graded by PCGS as AU58 [See more photos →]

$6,710.00
156 Lot 156: Virginia Pembroke Table c. 1790, MESDA documented Virginia Pembroke Table c. 1790, MESDA documented Lot 156: Virginia Pembroke Table c. 1790, MESDA documented

Southern Federal Pembroke table attributed to Alexandria, Virginia, c. 1790, mahogany with yellow pine, white pine and poplar secondary. Plain rectangular top with hinged leaves over a single dovetailed and beaded drawer having the original brass bail pull, over four square tapered legs with interior chamfered corners, joined by rectangular X form stretchers. Handwritten label to one gate frame, "RRR is generously taking care of this table for me-January 1934 Lucy L. Stabler". Documented by Frank Horton, Luke Beckerdite and Derita Williams for the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in 1982, photo ref. # S-11575. MESDA file notes the table originally came from the Stabler Leadbeater House, Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1792. 28 1/2"H x 19 1/2"W (39 1/2" W with leaves extended) x 30 1/2" D.

PROVENANCE: A Middle Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. 11" shrinkage crack and scattered stains, including ring stains 1 1/2" and 5" diameter to top. 1 missing glue block to underside. Old varnish remnants to rear legs. Moldings appear intact other than some minimal losses to cockbeading on drawer. Minor signs of wear and shrinkage scattered throughout. [See more photos →]

$6,710.00
94 Lot 94: Georges Charles Robin O/C Pont-Aven Finistere Georges Charles Robin O/C Pont-Aven Finistere Lot 94: Georges Charles Robin O/C Pont-Aven Finistere

Georges Charles Robin (France, 1873 – 1943) oil on canvas landscape titled PONT-AVEN, FINISTERE, depicting various village buildings and figures next to a river with boats tethered near a stairway and green trees lining the opposite bank, in the small French town of Pont Aven. Signed "Georges Robin" lower right. Retains an old gallery label for Vixseboxse Art Galleries, Inc, Cleveland, OH. Housed in a carved and painted rococo style frame wth painted wood mat. Sight: 17 3/4" H x 21" W. Framed: 26" H x 29 1/4" W.

CONDITION: Painting with overall light grime. Light craquelure to paint in upper sky area and one pinprick area of accretion to lower mid margin. Spotting to back of canvas. Frame with scattered abrasions and lower edge of mat with minor paint loss. [See more photos →]

$6,710.00
198 Lot 198: Near Pair Chippendale Style Mahogany and Marble Console Tables Near Pair Chippendale Style Mahogany and Marble Console Tables Lot 198: Near Pair Chippendale Style Mahogany and Marble Console Tables

Near pair of Georgian style server or console tables, each primarily mahogany with pine secondary, rectangular variegated marble overhang top over a moulded apron sitting on four carved cabriole legs with claw and ball feet, and two legs decorated with leaf scrolls at the knees. Old retailer label to underside for B. Altman & Co., New York (1865-1989). First: 30" H x 34" W x 23" D. Second: 29 7/8" H x 33" W x 23" D. English, Mid to late 19th century.

CONDITION: Each table with areas with sun-fading and to surface. Nicks, light edge chips, and repairs to marble tops. Each table including marble tops are slightly different dimensionally. [See more photos →]

$6,500.00
116 Lot 116: Clementine Hunter O/C Wash Day Scene Clementine Hunter O/C Wash Day Scene Lot 116: Clementine Hunter O/C Wash Day Scene

Clementine Reuben Hunter (American/Louisiana, 1886/87-1988) oil on board painting depicting a wash day scene, with two women washing clothing with a kettle and washboard. Signed with monogram middle right margin. "Handle" written in ink en verso. Housed in a light-toned wood frame. Sight: 9 5/8" H x 11 5/8" W. Framed: 11" H x 13" W. Biography: A self-taught artist, Clementine Hunter created bright, whimsical folk paintings depicting life in and around the Melrose cotton plantation where she lived and worked, near Natchitoches, Louisiana. She did not start painting until her 50s. She used whatever surfaces she could find, and, working from memory, recorded everyday life, from work in the cotton fields to baptisms and funerals. She rendered her figures, usually black, in expressionless profile and disregarded formal perspective and scale. Though she first exhibited in 1949, Hunter did not garner public attention until the 1970s when both the Museum of American Folk Art in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibited her paintings. Even with such success, Hunter chose to stay in Louisiana, working at Melrose Plantation until 1970 when she moved to a small trailer a few miles away on an unmarked road. Source: The National Museum of Women in the Arts.

PROVENANCE: Private collection; acquired directly from the artist in 1968. We wish to thank Thomas Whitehead for confirming the authenticity of this painting.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Light surface grime. [See more photos →]

$6,500.00
581 Lot 581: Cormac McCarthy, The Orchard Keeper, 1st Edition, Signed Cormac McCarthy, The Orchard Keeper, 1st Edition, Signed Lot 581: Cormac McCarthy, The Orchard Keeper, 1st Edition, Signed

THE ORCHARD KEEPER, Cormac McCarthy, Random House, New York, 1965. First Edition, stated "First Printing" on copyright page; McCarthy's first book, this is a presentation copy, warmly inscribed on the ffep (front free end paper) to McCarthy's long-time friends, "To John & Lanelle […] / Best Wishes Always / Cormac McCarthy". Book in Good condition, in publisher's green and red boards with gilt stamping, DJ present but in Poor condition with separations, but front panel price of $4.95 and date of 5/65 intact. 8 1/2" L x 5 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Collection of the original giftee, East Tennessee.

CONDITION: Book in Fair Condition, with spotting to front board, slight wiggle to spine, small bump bottom front, rounded corners. Dust Jacket in Poor Condition, separated on diagonal tear on front cover, rear panel 75% separated, multiple chips and missing pieces throughout. [See more photos →]

$6,100.00
462 Lot 462: Michael Madzo Collage, "Of Men that Perish into Kingdoms of Tranquility" Michael Madzo Collage, "Of Men that Perish into Kingdoms of Tranquility" Lot 462: Michael Madzo Collage, "Of Men that Perish into Kingdoms of Tranquility"

Michael Richard Madzo (American, 1950-2023) "Of Men that Perish into Kingdoms of Tranquility," surrealist painting, mixed media oil collage sewn to Rives paper, signed "Madzo" in pencil lower right and dated 1991. Image – 24"H x 15 1/2"W. Sheet – 30"W x 22"H. Accompanied by artist's card with title, and a certificate of authenticity from the studio and estate of the artist, signed by his wife, Wendy Madzo.

Note: artist Michael Madzo passed away in March 2023 at his home in the Nashville area. He studied art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Northern Arizona University, and Arizona State University, and had an extensive exhibition history including the North Dakota Museum of Art and galleries in New York and California. He described his unique process as "Simply complicated. Cut and layered painted papers are assembled into images before being sewn together with colored thread by sewing machine. Images are at once striking, oft familiar, story-like figures inviting archetypal translations of a shared yet arcane narrative."

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Michael Madzo.

CONDITION: Painted image in excellent condition. Several handling creases to paper, and two 1/2' tears to right side paper. 1/8" light stain to paper, lower center. [See more photos →]

$6,100.00
41 Lot 41: Monumental English Sterling Horse Trophy, Stambella, 1899 Monumental English Sterling Horse Trophy, Stambella, 1899 Lot 41: Monumental English Sterling Horse Trophy, Stambella, 1899

Monumental English sterling silver figural horse Harness Racing trophy, circa 1898-99. The lid with figural horse finial to lid; urn form body with raised scrolling foliate decoration throughout, and two acanthus leaf c-scroll handles. Raised harness-racing scene within wreath cartouche to one side and presentation inscription to the other: HAVERSTOCK AMATEUR TROTTING CLUB / OPEN HANDICAP 1 1/2 MILES / WON BY STAMBELLA THE PROPERTY OF MRS DACOSTA…DRIVEN BY D. LAMBETH / WINNING JOCKEY OF THE CLUB WEMBLEY PARK / FEB 23RD 1899… Supported on a knopped stem flanked by two mythological Hippocamp or winged horse figures atop a circular pedestal foot decorated with raised foliate design. Hallmarks for Barker Bros. Birmingham, England, 1898, above inscription on body. 23 1/2" H with lid x 18" W at handles x 12" D. 160.78 troy ounces. English, late 19th century. Note: This trophy appears to have been awarded the founding year of the Haverstock Amateur Trotting Club (1899). The club was short lived, "only able to hold a few meetings each year at its headquarters at Wembley Park, owing to the venue being inside 10 miles from Charing Cross and thereby coming within the restrictions of the Metropolitan Race Course Act, which prohibits the holding of race meetings within the area, except under special license from the magistrates. Another Club was therefore formed, the Essex Amateur Trotting Club, and this club secured possession of Parsloes Park, Dagenham… racing started there in 1901." (Source: The Badminton Magazine, p. 202, Vol. 56 1921). The horse who received the trophy, Stambella, may have been related to Stamboul, known as the "champion trotting stallion of the world" (source: New York Times, Dec. 19, 1892).

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$6,100.00
423 Lot 423: Modern Stickley NY/Audi Prairie Sleeper Sofa Modern Stickley NY/Audi Prairie Sleeper Sofa Lot 423: Modern Stickley NY/Audi Prairie Sleeper Sofa

Stickley NY/Audi Prairie mission style sleeper sofa, oak construction with metal pullout mattress frame, upholstered in black supple leather cushions, marked to underside model "#89-9520". Marked to side of leg with Stickley (Audi) branding, and metal tag "Stickley / Manlius, NY / Handcraft Craftsman". Closed: 29" H x 73" W x 37" D. Open: 29" H x 73" W x 92" D. American, early 21st century.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Nora J. Robinson, Knoxville, TN

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. A few light scratches and abrasions from normal use. Leather upholstery in very good condition. [See more photos →]

$6,000.00
359 Lot 359: Small Ron Williams O/C Smoky Mountains Landscape Small Ron Williams O/C Smoky Mountains Landscape Lot 359: Small Ron Williams O/C Smoky Mountains Landscape

Ron Williams (Tennessee, 1947-2016) oil on canvas panoramic landscape painting depicting a body of water surrounded by dense forest in the foreground with the Great Smoky Mountains visible in the background beneath a cloudy sky. Signed "Ron Williams" lower right. Unframed. 14 1/8" H x 31 1/2" W. Biography: A native of Knoxville, TN and Navy veteran, Ron Williams began painting in his early adulthood and painted for over 40 years. He is best known for his numerous Hudson River School stylized depictions of Southern Highland and Appalachian landscapes, primarily depicting East Tennessee and Western North Carolina.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Slight yellowing to varnish. Minute paint loss to lower left corner, 1/8". [See more photos →]

$5,980.00
222 Lot 222: Herend Disney Figurines, Mickey & Minnie Mouse for Arribas Herend Disney Figurines, Mickey & Minnie Mouse for Arribas Lot 222: Herend Disney Figurines, Mickey & Minnie Mouse for Arribas

Pair of two (2) Herend Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse figurines, decorated with black fishnet pattern, and marked with blue Herend mark and "Herend for Arribas / Disney" to undersides. Both 4" H. 21st century.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$5,612.00
417 Lot 417: Le Corbusier for Cassina LC5 Sofa Le Corbusier for Cassina LC5 Sofa Lot 417: Le Corbusier for Cassina LC5 Sofa

Mid-Century Sofa, designed by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Parriand, and Pierre Jeanneret and produced by Cassina. Chromed frame with tubular legs, three black leather rectangular back cushions attached to the rear frame, over a long black leather seat cushion. Impressed to chrome tube: "Cassina / LC5 / F00715 / Le Corbusier / Made in Italy". Cassina label to cushion, Model: LC5.F. 28 1/2" H x 81" W x 29" D. Italy, Late 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Tellico Village, TN collection.

CONDITION: Very good overall condition. Light and even surface wear to leather cushions. Even surface oxidation to chrome frame. [See more photos →]

$5,460.00
475 Lot 475: Large Carl Sublett Oil on Canvas Abstract, ex- Senator Howard Baker, Jr. Collection Large Carl Sublett Oil on Canvas Abstract, ex- Senator Howard Baker, Jr. Collection Lot 475: Large Carl Sublett Oil on Canvas Abstract, ex- Senator Howard Baker, Jr. Collection

Very large Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) oil on canvas abstract painting rendered in earthtone colors, with a horizontal band of expressionist textured and impasto dark tones across the top third of the painting with additional textural elements throughout. Signed and dated " '61 Sublett" lower right. Additionally signed en verso on the stretcher with other inscriptions. Housed in a gilt wood frame with black liner. Sight: 39 1/2" H x 49 3/8" W. Framed: 43" H x 53 1/2" W. Ex- TN Senator Howard & Joy Baker, Jr. collection. <br/><br/>Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, "The Knoxville Seven," a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching, and, in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (Source: The Tennessee Arts Commission).

PROVENANCE: A Knoxville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. One approx. 2" light abrasion upper right corner and one approx. 1/8" vertical abrasion upper left margin and another area of pin-prick abrasions center upper margin. [See more photos →]

$5,368.00
118 Lot 118: James "Son" Thomas Skull Sculpture, plus Signed Book James "Son" Thomas Skull Sculpture, plus Signed Book Lot 118: James "Son" Thomas Skull Sculpture, plus Signed Book

James "Son Ford" Thomas (American/Mississippi, 1926-1993) skull sculpture with rock teeth, unfired gumbo clay and plaster of paris, 8 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W x 6" D. Includes VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI, by William Ferris, a slip-cased book and audio CD collection featuring "Son" Thomas on the cover. Ferris spent decades documenting African American culture as a basis for the formation of the Blues musical style, signed by Ferris on the title page. 10 1/2" W x 8 1/2" H. Also, a copy of LOCAL COLOR: A SENSE OF PLACE IN FOLK ART by Ferris, with an in-depth chapter on Thomas, as well as clipped newspaper articles from The Clarion Ledger, June 1993 and Dec. 2018, with features on Thomas.

Note: James Henry "Son" Thomas, internationally famed blues musician and folk sculptor, was born in Eden, MS, on October 14, 1926. Thomas made his first recordings for folklorist William "Bill" Ferris in 1968. He later traveled throughout the United States and Europe to perform at blues concerts and exhibit his artwork. His performances had been confined to juke joints and house parties until he met Ferris, who began recording and filming Thomas and other local bluesmen in 1968. Thomas was one of the most recognized local musical figures in Mississippi during the 1970s and '80s. He performed throughout the state at nightclubs, festivals, private parties, government social affairs, colleges, and juke joints. He also toured and recorded several blues albums in Europe, and his folk art was featured at galleries in New York, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. Thomas died in Greenville, MS, on June 26, 1993. (Source: Mississippi Blues Trail, Mississippi Blues Commission )

CONDITION: Very good condition, no damage to sculpture, or slipcased book. Paperback book has chips to front cover and pages. [See more photos →]

$5,368.00
26 Lot 26: 18K Gold Tiffany & Co. Necklace & Cross Pendant 18K Gold Tiffany & Co. Necklace & Cross Pendant Lot 26: 18K Gold Tiffany & Co. Necklace & Cross Pendant

Ladies 18K yellow gold rope chain necklace with 18K yellow gold cross pendant by Tiffany and Company. The necklace is marked "103 AR 750" and XRF tests 18K gold. The pendant is marked "Tiffany 18K" and XRF test 18K gold. The necklace is 29" L. and the pendant is 1 7/8" in size. The gross weight of the necklace and pendant is 71.27 grams. Note: A copy of the original 1973 receipt from Tiffany will be available to the winning bidder.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Ann H. Wells, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with some light scratches to cross surface. [See more photos →]

$5,200.00
172 Lot 172: Figural Gilt Copper Bull Weathervane Figural Gilt Copper Bull Weathervane Lot 172: Figural Gilt Copper Bull Weathervane

An American figural weathervane in the form of a full-bodied molded bull. Body is gilt copper, head is zinc and ears are copper. Mounted onto a custom black metal stand. Bull measures: 19" H x 25" L x 6 1/4" W. Late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with nice weathered verdigris patina. [See more photos →]

$5,124.00
613 Lot 613: Wurlitzer Model 1015 "Bubbler" Jukebox Wurlitzer Model 1015 "Bubbler" Jukebox Lot 613: Wurlitzer Model 1015 "Bubbler" Jukebox

A Wurlitzer "Bubbler" jukebox, Model 1015. An arched case with walnut veneer, stylized lighted "bubble" light panels, chrome central grill and accents, central button panel with 24 buttons, coin operated, clear glass panel reveling a 24 record stack and turntable mechanism. Applied Wurlitzer name specification plaque to rear, serial: 1013521. Restored by 'Frank Hamwey / Wurlitzer Mechs / Orange Park, FL'. 60 1/4" H x 33 1/2" W x 24". Circa 1946.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Good restored condition with some original and replaced components. Turns on, warms up, working lights/bubblers, and currently plays continuously. Various records not associated with play list. Case Auctions does not guarantee working condition. [See more photos →]

$5,040.00
478 Lot 478: Andrew Saftel Abstract Collage, "Dear Friend" Andrew Saftel Abstract Collage, "Dear Friend" Lot 478: Andrew Saftel Abstract Collage, "Dear Friend"

Andrew Saftel (American/Tennessee, b. 1959), "Dear Friend," abstract mixed media collage painting on board, composed of multiple elements including oil/acrylic, metal, wood, intaglio, and found objects on board. Collage of abstract themes including applied objects such as lock plate, skeleton key, square nails, wood, and other elements interspersed throughout. Signed, dated, and titled verso: "A. Saftel / '96 / Dear Friend". Self-framed. 48" H x 36" W.

Note: Tennessee artist Andrew Saftel earned a BFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1981. He was awarded the Tennessee Art Commissions Artist Fellowship in 1999. His work was included in the 2003 "Art of Tennessee" exhibit at the Frist Art Museum and the 2002-2003 traveling exhibit, "A Century of Progress: Twentieth Century Painting in Tennessee" mounted by the Cheekwood Museum of Art. Sculpture commissions include the Knoxville Convention Center and the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport.

CONDITION: Very good condition with light surface grime. [See more photos →]

$5,040.00
216 Lot 216: A Large Meissen Pot-Pourri Porcelain Lidded Urn A Large Meissen Pot-Pourri Porcelain Lidded Urn Lot 216: A Large Meissen Pot-Pourri Porcelain Lidded Urn

A Large Meissen potpourri porcelain lidded vase/urn. Shouldered baluster-form vase in white porcelain paste with gloss glazed ground, gilt highlights and scattered rocaille shapes, each cartouche panel decorated with courting couple and floral bouquet. Applied handles shaped as naturalistic floral vines with flowers, abundantly decorated with protruding floral garlands with scattered hidden fruit and putti figures. Reticulated white porcelain lid rocaille decorations, and gilt highlights, decorated with abundant protruding flowers as a finial top. Marked underglaze to base with blue Meissen cross-sword mark. Impressed in script to base: "2745", and "35". 25" H x 14 1/2" W x 11" D. Germany, Late19th century.

CONDITION: With scattered breaks and losses to flowers and leaves throughout. Scattered repairs, and touch-ups; including one reconstructed vine handle and attached flowers. Repair to the body of putti near handle. Repairs to flowers. Touch ups to the repaired areas. Dust and surface grime throughout. [See more photos →]

$4,940.00
454 Lot 454: Robert Stark III Apple Painting Robert Stark III Apple Painting Lot 454: Robert Stark III Apple Painting

Robert Stark III (United States, b.1964), photo realist oil painting on masonite board of an apple sitting on a substrate with nocturnal foliage and moon in the background. Signed lower left: "RWS III". Framed in a matte black ebonized circular frame. Image Size: 8 5/8". Frame size: 19 1/8" Dia.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville Collection.

CONDITION: Overall in very good condition. Frame with light abrasion. [See more photos →]

$4,680.00
468 Lot 468: John Guerin Abstract Oil on Canvas, Valley of Mexico John Guerin Abstract Oil on Canvas, Valley of Mexico Lot 468: John Guerin Abstract Oil on Canvas, Valley of Mexico

John William Guerin (1920-2006, Texas/Michigan), "Valley of Mexico," c. 1963, abstract oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a lush valley at sunrise or sunset. Signed lower right. Two labels en verso including one for The American Federation of Arts exhibition and one label from Kraushaar Galleries in New York City. Floated mounted with a simple gilt wood frame. Sight: 40" H x 50" W. Framed: 41 1/4" H x 50 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Deaccessioned from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

CONDITION: Very light craquelure to upper left corner and 4&Prime; x 3&Prime; area of heavier craquelure to center. Otherwise overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$4,636.00
170 Lot 170: Dr. Lesure's Famous Remedies Veterinary Advertising Cabinet Dr. Lesure's Famous Remedies Veterinary Advertising Cabinet Lot 170: Dr. Lesure's Famous Remedies Veterinary Advertising Cabinet

An early advertising display cabinet for Dr. Lesure's Veterinary Medicines. The cabinet consists of an oak case featuring a metal paneled front door depicting the head of a brown horse peering out from a stone wall opening with the words "Dr. Lesures's Famous Remedies" in red above and below the horse's head. The frame surrounding the metal panel is additionally stenciled in black "Dr. Lesure's Warranted Veterinary Medicines". The interior is fitted with three shelves and the flat base is molded on three sides. 26 3/4" H x 20 3/4" W x 7" D. Circa 1900.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. A few areas of minor scattered losses to the painted metal panel surface, rubbing noted to the lower right corner margin of the metal panel and left margin of the panel. Case with minor general wear and fading to the finish. Some staining to the top and interior shelves. [See more photos →]

$4,636.00
95 Lot 95: Pieter van Veen O/C French Landscape, La Vieux Moulin A Moret, 1924 Pieter van Veen O/C French Landscape, La Vieux Moulin A Moret, 1924 Lot 95: Pieter van Veen O/C French Landscape, La Vieux Moulin A Moret, 1924

Pieter van Veen (American/Dutch, 1875-1961) oil on canvas Impressionist style landscape depicting the bridge and mill in Moret-sur-Loing, France, with the river Loing in the foreground. Signed "P van Veen 1924," lower left. Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN inventory label affixed to verso. With inscriptions to stretcher including "At Moret, France". Housed in a molded wood frame. Canvas: 25 1/4" H x 30 1/4" W. Frame: 30" H x 35" W.

PROVENANCE: Property of the Hunter Museum of American Art.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. With surface grime and 1 1/2" repaired puncture to sky near treetops in upper left quadrant. Minor losses to frame, especially at corners. [See more photos →]

$4,636.00
489 Lot 489: A.D.M. Cooper O/C Painting, California Redwoods Landscape w/ Deer A.D.M. Cooper O/C Painting, California Redwoods Landscape w/ Deer Lot 489: A.D.M. Cooper O/C Painting, California Redwoods Landscape w/ Deer

Astley David Middleton Cooper (California/Missouri, 1856-1924) oil on canvas vertical western landscape painting depicting towering redwoods at sunset with a buck standing at the edge of a body of water. Signed and dated "A.D.M. Cooper. 1922," lower left. Housed in the original molded giltwood Art Deco style frame. Canvas: 39" H x 18" W. Frame: 42 1/2" H x 21 3/8" W. <br/><br/>Biography: St. Louis born Astley D.M. Cooper became as famous for his bohemian lifestyle as for his Western paintings. In fact, Edan Hughes, author of the reference book, ARTISTS IN CALIFORNIA 1786-1940, stated that of the 16,000 artists he had chronicled, "none was as colorful as Astley David Middleton Cooper." The legendary Louisiana Territory explorer William Clark was the great uncle of Cooper's mother, and Cooper was heavily influenced by artist George Catlin, a family friend. Cooper attended Washington University, where he studied European Art, but did not graduate, choosing instead to head West. <br/><br/>He illustrated for magazines of the day including Leslie's; earned commissions to paint an official portrait of President Ulysses S. Grant and still lifes of the jewelry of Mrs. Leland Stanford; and established a studio in San Francisco, where he became known for his wild parties, musical salons, and womanizing. He is said to have completed more than a thousand paintings in his career – including many nude scenes that paid his bar bills. Cooper's landscape paintings often had a serious side, however, with dark somber tones and an underlying commentary on the tragedy of the vanishing indigenous culture and wildlife of the American West.

CONDITION: Very good overall condition. With craquelure, especially to upper third, plus surface grime and minor frame abrasions. Frame with abrasions and losses. [See more photos →]

$4,420.00
486 Lot 486: Loran Speck Oil Still Life with Apples Loran Speck Oil Still Life with Apples Lot 486: Loran Speck Oil Still Life with Apples

Loran Speck (California, 1943-2011) oil on board trompe-l'oeil still life painting, "Earthenware, Pewter, and Apples," depicting a pottery jug and apples in a pewter bowl atop a stone table or ledge, draped with a cloth, set against a terra-cotta colored textured background. Note: this was the cover image for Southwest Art, Jan. 1987, which featured an article on Speck. A copy of the magazine accompanies this lot. Signed "L. Speck" lower right. Housed in a contemporary molded giltwood frame with distressed finish. Painting – 24" x 18". Frame – 34"H x 28"W.

Biography: California-born artist Loran Speck is said to have drawn inspiration for his highly detailed still-life paintings from naturalistic artists of the Baroque such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Rubens. Speck attended Oregon State University on a football scholarship. A pre-dentistry major, he had never considered art until he enrolled in a scientific illustration class and became aware of his talent. Speck was honored with feature articles and covers such as USArt (October 1989), American Artist (February 1994), Art of the West (January/February 1996), Southwest Art (January 1987 & March 1998) and Art of the West (January/February) 2005. He worked from a studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea California for many years prior to his death in 2011.

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky estate.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$4,420.00
582 Lot 582: Cormac McCarthy, Outer Dark, 1st Edition, Signed Cormac McCarthy, Outer Dark, 1st Edition, Signed Lot 582: Cormac McCarthy, Outer Dark, 1st Edition, Signed

OUTER DARK, Cormac McCarthy, Random House, New York, 1968. First Edition, stated "First Printing" on copyright page; McCarthy's second book, this is a presentation copy, warmly inscribed on the half-title page to McCarthy's long-time friends, "To John & Lanelle with love / Cormac McCarthy". Good condition book, original light blue 1/4 cloth and gray paper boards; Poor-Fair first state jacket, separated at spine, but still with sharp interior corners, and price of $4.95 and date of 9/68 intact. 8 1/2" H x 5 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Collection of the original giftee, East Tennessee.

CONDITION: Book in Good condition, slightly loose, spots of toning and fading to covers, spine with soiling. DJ (dust jacket) in Poor/Fair condition, separated along front spine crease, 4" piece of spine separated, chips throughout, toning. [See more photos →]

$4,392.00
153 Lot 153: Mecklenburg Co. North Carolina Corner Cupboard, 18th Cent. Mecklenburg Co. North Carolina Corner Cupboard, 18th Cent. Lot 153: Mecklenburg Co. North Carolina Corner Cupboard, 18th Cent.

North Carolina corner cupboard, yellow pine primary and poplar secondary, arched pediment with exaggerated dentil moulded top rail/cornice, centered 8 light hinged door with wooden knob and moulded mullions and muntins, opening to reveal three fixed shelves having scalloped edges. The door is flanked by two vertically fluted pilasters to each side, over horizontal waist molding separating the lower section, and a hinged central lower door with four divided beveled panels, keyhole and wooden knob, opening to reveal single fixed shelf, flanked by two vertical plain pilasters with chamfered edges to each side. Back of cabinet with long vertical planks, front with plain moulded base; canted sides. 82" H x 40" W x 24" D. Mecklenburg County, North Carolina,18th century. Note: Includes a photo album illustrating the cupboard in four photographs from 1936. The album notes that the cupboard originally belonged to a Mrs. Cates of Mecklinburg N.C. and was purchased from Hoover & Brockwell South Hill, VA 11-17-36; that it had minor restoration by I.L. Boone of Littleton NC, and was refinished by Hugh L. Moorse of South Hill, VA.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Byrd and Rear Admiral Jerry Breast, Nashville, TN, by descent in her family since 1936 (see additional note above).

CONDITION: Older refinished surface with abrasions and wear, lock replaced. [See more photos →]

$4,392.00
585 Lot 585: Cormac McCarthy, 3 Signed Firsts, Border Trilogy incl. All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, & Cities of the Plain Cormac McCarthy, 3 Signed Firsts, Border Trilogy incl. All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, & Cities of the Plain Lot 585: Cormac McCarthy, 3 Signed Firsts, Border Trilogy incl. All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, & Cities of the Plain

The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy, consisting of three books in series, each a presentation copy warmly inscribed to McCarthy's long-time friends on the half title page: "To John and Lanelle / With much love / Cormac". 1st Item: ALL THE PRETTY HORSES, 1st Edition/1st Printing, (First Edition stated with no additional printings), Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1992, inscribed by McCarthy on half title, octavo, G/G, hardcover in Good condition having black boards with gilt stamped cover and spine, in Good original unclipped jacket. 2nd Item: THE CROSSING; 1st Edition/1st Printing (First Edition stated with no additional printings), Alfred A. Knopf, New York, USA, 1994, inscribed by McCarthy on half title, octavo, G/G, hardcover in Good condition having black boards with gilt stamped cover and spine, publisher's red top edge, in Good original unclipped jacket. 3rd Item CITIES OF THE PLAIN 1st Edition/1st Printing, (First Edition stated with no additional printings), Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1998, inscribed by McCarthy on half title, octavo, F/VG hardcover in Fine condition having black boards with gilt stamped cover and spine, publisher's red top edge, in Very Good original unclipped jacket. Each 8 3/4" H x 5 7/8" W.

PROVENANCE: Collection of the original giftee, East Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st Item (Horses): book in Good condition with slightly loose spine, foxing to top and fore edges, 1/2" bump to bottom cover board, DJ (dust jacket) with 1" tear to bottom cover with interior tape repair, toning to spine, bumping along spine top and bottom. 2nd Item (Crossing): book in Good condition with a slightly loose spine, lightening to top stained edge, DJ Good with yellowing to front, lightening to black on spine, very slight roughing to edges, creased interior corner by price. 3rd Item (Cities): Book in Fine condition with no discernible issues, DJ Very Good with slight bumping along top spine, toning to spine color. [See more photos →]

$4,160.00
282 Lot 282: Gents Rolex 14k Gold Wristwatch Gents Rolex 14k Gold Wristwatch Lot 282: Gents Rolex 14k Gold Wristwatch

Vintage Rolex 14K Gold Wristwatch, circular silvered dial with black quarter line division, black outer hour and minute track, applied gilt baton hour markers every quarter, signed "Rolex", gilt Dauphine hands, 17 jewel manual wind movement, Signed "Montres / Rolex S.A. / Geneva / Swiss". Cal: 1215, #960, jeweled straight line lever escapement, mono-metallic compensation balance with Breguet style hairspring, Rolex double KIF shock protection, cased in a 14k yellow gold two piece circular case with faceted straight lugs, coin edge bezel, marked marked: "Rolex / 14k Gold / 54697", yellow gold Rolex winding crown, with skin strap and 10k yellow gold buckle. 36mm H x 33mm Dia., 33 grams gross.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Winds, sets, and runs. Light surface abrasion and scratches to case and crystal. Light surface oxidation to movement. Surface oxidation to dial edges. Commensurate with age and use. [See more photos →]

$4,160.00
203 Lot 203: English Regency Style Inlaid Writing Table English Regency Style Inlaid Writing Table Lot 203: English Regency Style Inlaid Writing Table

English Regency Style writing table or desk, consisting of a banded inlay top and three drawers to one side and supported by X-shaped frames joined by an arched stretcher. Dovetailed construction throughout with fruitwood, burl and other woods. 30" H x 71" W x 25" D. Late 19th/early 20th.

PROVENANCE: Private Knoxville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with normal use wear visible primarily to the top. [See more photos →]

$4,160.00
35 Lot 35: Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger 18K Diamond Earrings Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger 18K Diamond Earrings Lot 35: Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger 18K Diamond Earrings

Pair of ladies 18K yellow gold clip-back half hoop earrings with a platinum X- pattern featuring 34 round brilliant diamonds approximately 0.68 carats together, Clarity-VS1, Color-G. The earrings are marked "Tiffany&Co Schlumberger Studios 750 Pt950" and XRF test 18K gold with 95% platinum accent. The earrings are 3/4 x 3/8" in size and have a gross weight of 17.47 grams.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Ann H. Wells, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$4,160.00
424 Lot 424: Stickley NY/Audi Mission Night Stands or Bedside Tables, Pair Stickley NY/Audi Mission Night Stands or Bedside Tables, Pair Lot 424: Stickley NY/Audi Mission Night Stands or Bedside Tables, Pair

Pair of Stickley Manlius NY arts & crafts / mission style nightstands or bedside tables, oak mortise and tenon case construction with three drawers on straight legs, hammered metal hardware with copper finish. Stamped to underside of drawer model "#89-613 / Feb 25 2004 / #35". Each marked to interior drawer with Stickley (Audi) branding, and metal tag "Stickley / Manlius, NY USA / Handcraft Craftsman". 27 1/4" H x 22" W x 16 1/4" D. American, 2004.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Nora J. Robinson, Knoxville, TN

CONDITION: Both overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$4,148.00
564 Lot 564: Andrew Jackson Signed 1809 Land Indenture, Lebanon, TN Andrew Jackson Signed 1809 Land Indenture, Lebanon, TN Lot 564: Andrew Jackson Signed 1809 Land Indenture, Lebanon, TN

Early Tennessee land transfer document between future U.S. president Andrew Jackson and his business partners John Hutchings and James Rawlings for "lot number 4 in the Southwest Square" of Lebanon, Wilson County, for $200. Dated May 11, 1809. 12 1/2" x 7 1/2". Note: this is a particularly early example of Jackson's signature. It dates from a period when Jackson was focusing on business, rebuilding his assets in the wake of a financial panic that had nearly bankrupted him. In just over three years, the War of 1812 would begin, catapulting Jackson into the national spotlight for his military victory at the Battle of New Orleans and paving his way to the presidency. However, this document also had a personal connection. John Hutchings (c.1776-1817), one of Jackson's closest business partners, was related to Jackson's wife Rachel. And Hutchings was the brother-in-law of James Smith Rawlings (1784-1820), who in 1806 had married Rachel Hutchings (1784-1846).

CONDITION: Toning, separations and a 1" loss to fold lines, fold crossing Jackson's signature, light fading to Jackson's signature. [See more photos →]

$4,080.00
446 Lot 446: Salvador Dali, Scarce Melting Clock Etching, 1968 Salvador Dali, Scarce Melting Clock Etching, 1968 Lot 446: Salvador Dali, Scarce Melting Clock Etching, 1968

Salvador Dali (Spain, 1904-1989) etching in sanguine ink on wove Rives paper entitled Mantre Molle (Soft Watch) and depicting the artist's iconic melting clock motif as seen in his celebrated Surrealist oil painting The Persistence of Memory, 1931. From the edition of 150 from the series Quinze Gravures published by Jean Schneider, Basil, 1968. Signed and editioned in pencil 146/150, lower margin. Housed under glass in a metallic frame with cream mat and French line. Plate: 7" H x 5" W. Sheet: 15 7/8" H x 10 7/8" W. Frame: 20 1/4" H x 16 5/16" W.

PROVENANCE: Vanderbilt Hillel, from the Benjamin D. and Ruby G. Schulman Foundation.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. With faint toning to paper. [See more photos →]

$3,904.00
429 Lot 429: William Morris style "English Garden" rug by Stickley; Approx. 10' x 8' William Morris style "English Garden" rug by Stickley; Approx. 10' x 8' Lot 429: William Morris style "English Garden" rug by Stickley; Approx. 10' x 8'

William Morris style "English Garden" rug by Stickley, All over leaf and vine design with florets on forest green ground, leaf and vine design with floret border on rust color ground. Wool on cotton foundation. Label attached to back "Stickley Designer Rugs", and manufacturers label. 9'8" x 7'10". Made in Nepal. Early 21st century.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Nora J. Robinson, Knoxville, TN

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Light wear & recently cleaned. [See more photos →]

$3,904.00
386 Lot 386: Picasso Madoura Tile Picasso Madoura Tile Lot 386: Picasso Madoura Tile

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Masque (A.R. 310), earthenware tile depicting an abstract visage/face with hues of green, blue, white and matte black, two color border, and partially glazed. Marked verso: EDITION PICASSO 22/300 MADOURA. Framed in a modern molded walnut frame with cream linen matte. Tile size: 7 7/8" H x 7 7/8" W. Framed: 11 3/8" H x 11 3/8" W. Note: Conceived on January 27, 1956 and executed in a numbered edition of 300.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Light surface grime and discoloration to matte. [See more photos →]

$3,904.00
104 Lot 104: Painting after Caravaggio's Lute Player, O/C Painting after Caravaggio's Lute Player, O/C Lot 104: Painting after Caravaggio's Lute Player, O/C

Large European 19th-century oil on canvas portrait after the painting by the Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio titled "The Lute Player". Depicts a seated figure playing a lute in front of a tabletop display of a violin, bow, sheet music, fruit and a large floral arrangement. Inscribed lower left "Caravaggio" and signed lower right "E. de Reutern". Housed in a foliate carved gilt wood frame. Sight: 37" H x 46 1/2" W, Framed: 46" H x 56" W.

PROVENANCE: A Knoxville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall light craquelure. Rippling to upper margin of canvas. Top left quadrant with multiple canvas repairs, visible patch en verso. [See more photos →]

$3,904.00
706 Lot 706: Large Bronze Sculpture Apollo & Daphne, After Bernini Large Bronze Sculpture Apollo & Daphne, After Bernini Lot 706: Large Bronze Sculpture Apollo & Daphne, After Bernini

Large Bronze Sculpture Apollo & Daphne, After Giovanni Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, 1598-1680) of two intertwined mythological standing figures. Appears unsigned. 38 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W x 16 1/2" D. Continental, 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: In overall good condition. Applied dark surface patination. Areas of surface abrasion & wear. [See more photos →]

$3,900.00
136 Lot 136: Bill Sawyer O/B Painting, Feeding Birds on an Empty Square Bill Sawyer O/B Painting, Feeding Birds on an Empty Square Lot 136: Bill Sawyer O/B Painting, Feeding Birds on an Empty Square

Bill Sawyer (American/Tennessee, 1936-2020) oil on board painting depicting a distant, white-haired figure standing in a large, empty plaza or square with back turned toward the viewer. He feeds a group of pigeons gathered at his feet while gazing toward the cloudy, pale blue sky that fills the upper two-thirds of the composition. The orthogonal lines of the plaza lead toward a vanishing point at center right. Signed "Bill Sawyer" lower left. Housed in a speckled, gray wooden frame. Sight: 13 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W. Frame: 17 7/8" H x 21 7/8" W.

Biography: Bill Sawyer was a self-taught artist from Nashville. He is said to have taken up painting while stationed in France in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s. His first exhibition was in Nashville in May of 1959 and he went on to have one-man shows at Daniel Orr's Gallery in San Diego, the Little Gallery in Memphis, TN, and the Parthenon in Nashville. Joseph Patterson, then the president of the American Association of Museums, arranged for a show of Sawyer's work at the Durlacher Brothers Gallery in New York in 1964. Sawyer was the first untrained artist to have a one-man show at the gallery, and his second show there, in 1966, sold out.

Shortly after this time, Sawyer traveled overseas. After his trip, for unknown reasons, Sawyer seems to have never painted again. He sought privacy, living quietly in Nashville, where he passed away in 2020. After 1966, his work went on to be exhibited at the Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, and in the Art of Tennessee exhibit at the Frist Museum (2006).

PROVENANCE: The estate of Ann H. Wells, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$3,840.00
139 Lot 139: Large William McKendree Snyder Landscape Oil, Autumn Beechwoods Large William McKendree Snyder Landscape Oil, Autumn Beechwoods Lot 139: Large William McKendree Snyder Landscape Oil, Autumn Beechwoods

William McKendree Snyder (Indiana, 1848-1930) oil on canvas forest landscape painting titled "Beechwoods" depicting a winding rocky creek flanked by beech trees adorned in autumn foliage and a forest floor covered with autumn foliage with pink mist and a sliver of grey sky visible in the background. Signed lower right in burnt orange "W. McK Snyder". Brass placard to lower edge of frame with title and artist's name. Housed in a gilt and whitewashed carved rococo style frame. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 27 1/2" W. Framed: 29 3/4" H x 39 3/4" W. Biography: William McKendree Snyder was a forerunner of the Brown County Art Colony artists and is best known for his detailed depictions of Indiana landscapes. As a youth, he served in the Civil War and survived being captured and imprisoned at Andersonville. After the war, he studied with Inesco Williams in Cincinnati before going east. He was influenced by the Hudson River School and studied with George Inness, Alexander Wyant, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Eaton and William Hunt between 1872 and 1875. Upon returning to Indiana, he frequently painted in New Albany and in Brown County, making him a forerunner of the Brown County Art Colony artists (Source: Indiana University Southeast).

CONDITION: Painting in overall very good condition. Relined with a couple of very minor abrasions to the inner left side of the frame. UV inspection reveals some very minor inpainting to the upper right quadrant and mid top margin to one tree trunk. [See more photos →]

$3,770.00
537 Lot 537: Watercolor of Captain Lawrence of The USS Chesapeake in Military Uniform, 19th C. Watercolor of Captain Lawrence of The USS Chesapeake in Military Uniform, 19th C. Lot 537: Watercolor of Captain Lawrence of The USS Chesapeake in Military Uniform, 19th C.

Watercolor portrait on wove paper depicting Captain James Lawrence (1781-1813) of the U.S.S. Chesapeake, shown in naval regalia while holding an apparently German nautical chart, with East abbreviated "O" for Ost, likely first quarter of 19th century. Enclosed in an oval foliate border with American flags, shield, eagle, cannon, anchor, sword, and bayonet at the base. French caption below identifies the sitter as "Capitaine Lawrence," with black border surrounding all. Signed and inscribed "Fredrico [spel?] pinxit," lower right. With 1953 John Hix "Strange As It Seems" newspaper comic relating to Lawrence affixed verso. Housed under plexiglass in a period ebonized wood frame within a gilt and maroon wood frame. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W. Frame: 12 7/8" H x 10 7/8" W. <br/><br/>Note: While undated, the absence of Lawrence's famous quotation "Don't give up the ship" or any reference to his death from in this portrait suggests the possibility of it having been made during Lawrence's lifetime, between his promotion to Captain in March 1813 and his death in June 1813. According to the American Battlefield Trust, following his exploits in the War of 1812 Lawrence "was incredibly popular…with his peers, superiors, and subordinates," which makes the possibility of his having been represented in an amateur portrait during his lifetime likely. Alternatively, as evidenced by the use of French, this portrait could have been created in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the commandeered USS Chesapeake along with Lawrence's body was taken after his death. <br/><br/>Biographical Note: James Lawrence was born in New Jersey in 1781 and joined the United States Navy in 1798. He served as second-in-command with Stephen Decatur on the USS Enterprise during the raid at Tripoli harbor in 1804. Lawrence served on several other warships for the next decade and was promoted to Master Commandant in November of 1810, taking control of USS Hornet. During the War of 1812, Lawrence distinguished himself through several high-profile victories, including seizing $23,000 in gold from HMS Resolution and sinking the HMS Peacock. These successes earned him a promotion to captain in 1813 and command of the frigate Chesapeake, one of the Navy's most elite vessels. <br/><br/>Sailing out of the port of Boston in June 1813, Lawrence foolishly engaged HMS Shannon commanded by Captain Philip Broke which was at the time blockading the harbor. Although Lawrence's team was largely inexperienced, the crew of Shannon was well-seasoned, and guided by one of the Royal Navy's most accomplished captains. This mistake ended up costing Lawrence both the frigate and his life. Chesapeake was badly damaged and seized by the British, with Lawrence mortally wounded in just a few minutes of gunfire. As he was carried below deck to die, he famously called out a final order to his sailors: "Don't give up the ship!" These supposed final words were immortalized by friend and fellow naval officer Oliver Hazard Perry, who stitched them onto a flag and used it to lead his troops victoriously at the Battle of Lake Erie. (Source: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior)

PROVENANCE: Private South Carolina Collection.

CONDITION: In overall good condition, colors remain bright. Dampstaining, especially to right edge, plus toning, soiling, and minor buckling. Loss to tip of upper right corner. [See more photos →]

$3,660.00
269 Lot 269: Platinum & Aquamarine Ring and Bracelet Platinum & Aquamarine Ring and Bracelet Lot 269: Platinum & Aquamarine Ring and Bracelet

1st item: Ladies platinum ring featuring a natural rectangular radiant cut aquamarine approximately 5.52 carats accented by six (6) round brilliant diamonds approximately 0.28 carats together, Clarity-VS2, Color-G. The ring XRF tests 90% platinum and is size 6. Gross weight of the ring is 5.53 grams. 2nd item: Ladies platinum line bracelet featuring twenty-six (26) natural rectangular radiant cut aquamarines approximately 23.66 carats together. The bracelet XRF tests platinum and is 7" L. Gross weight of the bracelet is 28.08 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 33.61 grams.

CONDITION: Both pieces overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,660.00
209 Lot 209: French Gilt-bronze 18-Light Chandelier French Gilt-bronze 18-Light Chandelier Lot 209: French Gilt-bronze 18-Light Chandelier

French gilt bronze dore chandelier, the bronze body with extensive acanthus leaf and scroll design throughout, bobeche style crown attached to a stylized column, with six branching arms each expanding into three scrolling arms with upward terminations finished with drip style bobeches, candle cups, candle slip covering the light socket with a total of 18 lights (electrified). Six decorative draping bronze garlands. 36" H x 36" Dia. French, mid-19th century. Includes a later added hanging chain, canopy ring, loose crystal drapes and prisms.

CONDITION: Some old repairs and welding to arms. Lacking some garland links. Some loose candle cups/light sockets. Drilled and electrified, needs to be checked by a qualified electrician. Surface scratches, abrasion, wear, oxidation commensurate with age and use. [See more photos →]

$3,660.00
453 Lot 453: John Heliker O/C, New England House John Heliker O/C, New England House Lot 453: John Heliker O/C, New England House

John Edward Heliker (American/New York, 1909 – 2000) modernist oil on canvas landscape titled "New England House", depicting a whitewashed house surrounded by multiple outbuildings with two trees in the foreground. Rendered in muted shades of grey, blue, lavender, green, pink and white. Signed "Heliker" lower right. Two Kraushaar Galleries of New York labels en verso with title and artist information. Housed in a simple wood frame with metal edge, wide linen mat and wood liner. Sight: 25 3/4" H X 24" W. Framed: 32 1/4" H x 30 3/4" W. Copies of past appraisals from Kraushaar Galleries of this work will be available to the winning bidder. Biographical Note: John Heliker was an artist whose work evolved over the years from Cubism to Realism. He studied at the Art Students League with Kimon Nicolaides, Thomas Hart Benton, and Boardman Robinson in the late 1920s. He won a Prix de Rome in 1948 and spent the next five summers in Italy. In the 1950s, Heliker received a Guggenheim Fellowship and taught at Columbia University, the Art Students League, and Parsons. He was a founding member of the New York Studio School with Mercedes Matter, Alex Katz, Leland Bell, Philip Guston, and Nicholas Carone in the 1960s. Heliker became an Associate of the National Academy of Design, New York City, in 1979, and an Academician in 1981. He exhibited extensively at the Kraushaar Galleries in New York City. Beginning in 1945, he had nineteen shows there, including his final in 2000 shortly before his death at age ninety-one. The Whitney Museum mounted a retrospective of his work in 1968. (Source: Smithsonian Museum of American Art).

PROVENANCE: The estate of Ann H. Wells, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Painting in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,640.00
47 Lot 47: 5-Piece Baltimore Repousse Sterling Silver Tea Set, c. 1900 5-Piece Baltimore Repousse Sterling Silver Tea Set, c. 1900 Lot 47: 5-Piece Baltimore Repousse Sterling Silver Tea Set, c. 1900

Jacobi & Jenkins sterling silver tea service in an allover rose and floral repousse pattern. 5 pieces including a coffee pot, tea pot, creamer, covered sugar bowl with scrolled handles, and waste bowl. Each piece of pear-shaped or round form with shaped lip and round footed base, the domed covers with figural flower finials and all pieces except waste bowl with scrolled foliate handles. Each piece marked on the base "Jacobi and Jenkins Baltimore Makers, Sterling 925/1000 Fine". Ranging in size from 3 3/4" H x 5 1/2" dia. to 9" H x 9" W. 106.63 total troy ounces. Note: Jacobi & Jenkins (successors to the A. Jacobi firm founded 1879) was in business in Baltimore, Maryland from 1894-1908. The firm then became known as Jenkins & Jenkins. It dissolved around 1915 and their tools and dies were purchased by the Schofield Silver Co., which was later absorbed into the Stieff Co.

CONDITION: All pieces in overall very good condition with light expected wear. Finial of coffee pot is loose. [See more photos →]

$3,640.00
443 Lot 443: Scarce Joan Miro Lithograph, Maravillas Con Variaciones Acrosticas En El Jardin De Miro, 1975 Scarce Joan Miro Lithograph, Maravillas Con Variaciones Acrosticas En El Jardin De Miro, 1975 Lot 443: Scarce Joan Miro Lithograph, Maravillas Con Variaciones Acrosticas En El Jardin De Miro, 1975

Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893-1983) abstract lithograph on Arches paper from the series Maravillas Con Variaciones Acrosticas en el Jardin de Miro (Wonders with Aristocratic Variations in Miro's Garden), 1975. Printed and published by Ediciones Poligrafia, Barcelona. Pencil signed and editioned 3/75, lower margin. With deckled right edge. Ref.: Mourlot 1053; Cramer Books 211. Floated under plexiglass in a metallic frame with brown backing and cream textile mat. Sheet: 20 11/16" H x 29 7/16" W. Frame: 32" H x 40 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition, with full margins. Soft 2" L handling crease to lower left edge. [See more photos →]

$3,510.00
377 Lot 377: Large Pictorial Persian Carpet; 20' x 12' Large Pictorial Persian Carpet; 20' x 12' Lot 377: Large Pictorial Persian Carpet; 20' x 12'

Persian pictorial area rug, wool on cotton foundation, having central stylized medallions with alternating blue and tan grounds and all-over figures of various birds and animals, and a floral border with cartouche decoration. Dimensions: 240" L x 144" W (20' L x 12' W). First quarter 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky estate.

CONDITION: Areas of pile wear down to foundation, scattered knot pulling. Some wear and areas of loss to selvage and fringe edges. Even fading, abrash evident, and some soiling throughout. [See more photos →]

$3,510.00
346 Lot 346: Veda Reed Oil on Canvas Still Life with Yellow Flowers Veda Reed Oil on Canvas Still Life with Yellow Flowers Lot 346: Veda Reed Oil on Canvas Still Life with Yellow Flowers

Veda Reed (American/Tennessee, b. 1934) oil on canvas still life painting depicting yellow flowers in a pot, atop an abstracted table top setting. Signed lower right corner, "Reed". Wide Rococo style giltwood frame with linen mat. Canvas – 19 1/2"H x 16"W. Frame – 30"H x 26"W. Circa 1970s. Biography: "In 1956, Reed graduated from the Memphis College of Art having had Burton Callicott as a professor. In 1957, right after graduating, Reed had her first show in New York. Craving her environment in Memphis, she returned in 1962 as a professor at the Memphis College of Art, teaching until 1995. After retiring, in 1996 Reed not only created the Tennessee Governor's Art Award but she also received it as an awardee. Reed has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the David Lusk Gallery, Nashville and at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art." Source: The Tennessee Arts Commission.

PROVENANCE: Private Memphis, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Both painting and frame are in excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$3,510.00
261 Lot 261: Ladies' Rolex Oyster-Date Stainless & Diamond Wristwatch Ladies' Rolex Oyster-Date Stainless & Diamond Wristwatch Lot 261: Ladies' Rolex Oyster-Date Stainless & Diamond Wristwatch

Circular rose dial with applied Arabic numerals and luminous baton markers, signed "Rolex / Oyster Perpetual / Date / Superlative Chronometer / Officially Certified", date aperture. Ref: 79160, Case: F689480 (2003-05), 31 jewel Quick-Set automatic movement, Cal: 2235, movement: 1774060 within a stainless steel "Oyster" case, bezel with 40 inset diamonds (after market), Stainless steel screw-down crown. Stainless steel "Oyster" bracelet with deployment clasp "78240". Head: 33mm x 26mm, X 6 1/2" Dia. 50 grams gross. With paperwork.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: Watch sets, winds, and runs. Light surface scratches and abrasions. Crystal with surface scratch and light flea-bites. Some surface grime to bracelet commensurate with age and use. [See more photos →]

$3,510.00
36 Lot 36: 18K Bulgari Alveare Gold & Steel Cuff Bracelet 18K Bulgari Alveare Gold & Steel Cuff Bracelet Lot 36: 18K Bulgari Alveare Gold & Steel Cuff Bracelet

Ladies 18K yellow gold and stainless steel Bvlgari / Bulgari Alveare cuff bracelet. The bracelet is marked "750 Bvlgari star 2337AL made in Italy" and XRF tests 18K gold and steel. The bracelet is 7 1/2" in circumference and has a gross weight of 41.32 grams. Lot includes fitted box.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,510.00
601 Lot 601: 1861 Tkn 50C CSA Scott Obverse PCGS MS62 1861 Tkn 50C CSA Scott Obverse PCGS MS62 Lot 601: 1861 Tkn 50C CSA Scott Obverse PCGS MS62

1861 50C CSA Scott restrike half dollar white metal coin, PCGS MS62. Obverse: Confederate States of America device. Reverse: C.S.A. New Orleans Confederate State device. (Coin Index PCGS 340403). Note: In the post Civil War period J.W. Scott (a Northerner) saw a demand for Civil War Confederate States historical coins and purchased the CSA dies and produced white metal tokens such as this one being offered at auction. With the success of minting this token Scott and his peers proceeded to purchased 500 1861 half dollars and with the CSA die proceeded to restrike 500 seated liberty silver coins. Over 150 years later this rare and collectable coin still remains sought after among avid coin collectors.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Graded by PCGS as MS62 [See more photos →]

$3,416.00
152 Lot 152: Southern Yellow Pine Huntboard Southern Yellow Pine Huntboard Lot 152: Southern Yellow Pine Huntboard

Southern Huntboard, mortise, tenon, and peg construction with yellow pine throughout and turned poplar legs. Plain rectangular top over a center double-paneled hinged cupboard door with turn-knob closure, flanked by two recessed hand chamfered panels. One interior shelf. The four legs are continuations of stiles, transitioning to turned and tapering forms with concentric ring turnings at the tops, centers and feet. Recessed side panels. 43 1/2"H x 47 1/2" W x 17 1/2"D. Possibly Alabama, Mid 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Alabama collection, ex- Cook Cleland, Penscacola, Florida.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Slight warping, minor staining, and some shrinkage cracking to top. Old split to top along the back. Some old pest damage to underside. Minor abrasions and signs of light wear throughout. [See more photos →]

$3,416.00
5 Lot 5: Chinese Jade and Cloisonne Enamel Box Chinese Jade and Cloisonne Enamel Box Lot 5: Chinese Jade and Cloisonne Enamel Box

Qing blue fish scale pattern cloisonne enamel box with jadeite belt buckle in the form of a qilong dragon affixed to the hinged lid. Box has wood lining and four small metal feet. 3"H x 7 1/2"W x 3"D. Chinese, Late 19th/early 20th century.

CONDITION: Minor age related wear and oxidation to metal elements. No damage to exterior. Some spotting and shrinkage to interior wood. [See more photos →]

$3,302.00
421 Lot 421: Modern Stickley NY/Audi Oak Lingerie Chest Modern Stickley NY/Audi Oak Lingerie Chest Lot 421: Modern Stickley NY/Audi Oak Lingerie Chest

Stickley NY/Audi Mission style lingerie chest, oak mortise and tenon case construction with seven drawers on straight legs, hammered metal hardware with copper finish. Stamped to underside of drawer model "#89-628 / Mar 18 2004 / #35". Marked to interior drawer with Stickley (Audi) branding, and metal tag "Stickley / Manlius, NY / Handcraft Craftsman". 52 3/4" H x 22" W x 16" D. American, 2004.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Nora J. Robinson, Knoxville, TN

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Scattered light scratches and abrasions due to normal use. [See more photos →]

$3,294.00
337 Lot 337: Isabel Bishop Ink & Wash Drawing, Man Reading the Newspaper Isabel Bishop Ink & Wash Drawing, Man Reading the Newspaper Lot 337: Isabel Bishop Ink & Wash Drawing, Man Reading the Newspaper

Isabel Wolff Bishop (Ohio/New York, 1902-1988) black ink and wash on ivory paper drawing of a seated man reading the newspaper, viewed from behind, with penciled French line border. Signed in pencil, lower left. Housed under plexiglass in a partially silvered wooden frame with cream mat. Sight: 5" H x 4 3/4" W. Frame: 12 1/4" H x 12 1/4" W. Biography: "Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1902, Isabel Bishop moved to New York at the age of sixteen to study art at both the New York School of Applied Design for Women and the Art Students League. With a studio on 14th Street, Bishop was identified as a member of the Fourteenth Street School, along with Kenneth Hayes Miller and Reginald Marsh. Although Bishop was influenced by Renaissance and Baroque art, her late-1920s to the mid-1930s work is characterized by depiction of the urban working class and destitute men and women around Union Square. She served as a perceptive observer of appearance and action and sought to capture the everyday behaviors of normal people. Later in her life, she became enamored with the hustle and bustle of college students around New York University, which was a return to the very street scenes of her earlier days." Source: The Columbus Museum of Art (Georgia).

PROVENANCE: The estate of Ann H. Wells, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Very good condition. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with wear and abrasions. [See more photos →]

$3,294.00
271 Lot 271: 18K Cartier "Juste un Clou" Gold & Diamond Necklace 18K Cartier "Juste un Clou" Gold & Diamond Necklace Lot 271: 18K Cartier "Juste un Clou" Gold & Diamond Necklace

Ladies 18K yellow gold Cartier "Juste un Clou" necklace featuring eleven (11) round brilliant and four (4) single cut diamonds approximately 0.24 carats together, Clarity-VS1, Color-G. The necklace is marked "Cartier Au750 EX1730 star1AR" and XRF tests 18K gold. The necklace is 16" L. and has a gross weight of 5.67 grams. Includes the original box and paperwork.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,294.00
258 Lot 258: Platinum & Diamond Engagement Ring Platinum & Diamond Engagement Ring Lot 258: Platinum & Diamond Engagement Ring

Ladies platinum engagement ring featuring a round brilliant diamond measurings approximately 0.74 carats, Clarity-SI1, Color-H, accented by eighteen (18) diamonds (6 mine cut, 6 single cut, and 6 round brilliant) approximately 0.92 carats together, Clarity-SI2, Color-H. The ring is marked "10%irid plat" and XRF tests 90% platinum. The ring is size 6 1/4 and has a gross weight of 4.85 grams.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Ann H. Wells, Nashville, Tennessee. [See more photos →]

$3,294.00
445 Lot 445: Matisse Jazz Series Portfolio, 20 Framed Color Plates Matisse Jazz Series Portfolio, 20 Framed Color Plates Lot 445: Matisse Jazz Series Portfolio, 20 Framed Color Plates

A complete set of 20 framed lithographs from Henri Matisse's "Jazz" series portfolio published by George Braziller for the Museum of Modern Art in 1983 (a facsimile of the 1947 Teriade for Editions Verve publication). All floated under plexiglass in metal frames with ivory mats and textile mounts. 20 items: Sight: 15 1/4" H x 23 1/2" W; Framed: 22 1/4" H x 30 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: The Guardsmark Collection, Memphis, TN. These prints were used to decorate offices throughout the Guardsmark headquarters, noted for its Mid-Century Modern furniture and art. Other framed sets were sold in our July 2021, Jan. 2022, and Oct. 2023 auctions.

CONDITION: All items in apparently excellent condition, not examined outside of frames. "The Swimmer in the Tank" with crack to plexiglass, lower right. [See more photos →]

$3,250.00
219 Lot 219: 48 Herend Porcelain Dinnerware Pieces, Partial Service for 8 48 Herend Porcelain Dinnerware Pieces, Partial Service for 8 Lot 219: 48 Herend Porcelain Dinnerware Pieces, Partial Service for 8

Forty-eight (48) assorted Herend Rothschild pattern porcelain dinnerware items including 8 service plates (11"), 8 salad plates (7 1/2"), 8 bread and butter plates (6"), 9 flat cups together with 8 matching saucers, 1 footed cream soup bowl with 1 underplate, 1 coffee pot with rose finial to lid (10"), 1 round teapot (4" dia.), 1 individual round teapot (3 1/2" dia.), 1 covered sugar bowl and 1 creamer. All pieces are stamped with blue Herend factory mark and stamped or incised model number to undersides. Ranging in size from 3 1/2" H to 10" H.

CONDITION: All pieces are in overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$3,250.00
171 Lot 171: Figural Gilt Copper Black Hawk Horse Weathervane Figural Gilt Copper Black Hawk Horse Weathervane Lot 171: Figural Gilt Copper Black Hawk Horse Weathervane

American "Black Hawk Horse" gilt copper figural molded weathervane in the form of a galloping horse with flowing mane, all copper except for the zinc ears. Fitted with a custom black metal stand. Attributed to the Harris and Company, Boston, MA (1875-1900). Horse measures: 16 1/4" x 25 3/4" L. Late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with nice verdigris patina, a few shallow dents noted to one side. [See more photos →]

$3,250.00
113 Lot 113: Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Floral Still Life Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Floral Still Life Lot 113: Sterling Strauser O/B Painting, Floral Still Life

Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board still life painting depicting a green vase with multicolored flowers against green background, rendered with heavy impasto technique and sgraffito linework. Signed and dated "Strauser 77" lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame with ivory textile mat and gilt fillet. Sight: 13 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W. Frame: 19" H x 16" W.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Minor scratches, scuffs to frame. [See more photos →]

$3,250.00
264 Lot 264: 14K Gold & Diamond Bracelet 14K Gold & Diamond Bracelet Lot 264: 14K Gold & Diamond Bracelet

Ladies 14K yellow gold bracelet featuring one hundred thirty-five (135) round brilliant diamonds approximately 4.05 carats together, Clarity-SI1, Color-I. The bracelet is marked "14K" and XRF tests 14K gold. The bracelet is 7" L. and has a gross weight of 29.31 grams.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,240.00
82 Lot 82: Gilt Bronze & Crystal Epergne Centerpiece, Elkington & Co. Gilt Bronze & Crystal Epergne Centerpiece, Elkington & Co. Lot 82: Gilt Bronze & Crystal Epergne Centerpiece, Elkington & Co.

Gilt Bronze & Crystal epergne / centerpiece, an oval plateau over four feet flanked with four swans, rising central pedestal with acanthus leaf decorations supporting an oval clear cut crystal shallow bowl and an upward clear cut crystal flute with scalloped rim. Signed and impressed to base: "Elkington & Co." with trade mark. 27" H x 23 1/4" W x 16 1/2" D. England, late 19th Century.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Slight discoloration to gilt, mainly around swan necks. Minor surface wear and abrasion to base. Light rim chips to crystal flute. [See more photos →]

$3,172.00
549 Lot 549: Large Lincoln Bronze Sculpture, Address at Gettysburg (51"H) Large Lincoln Bronze Sculpture, Address at Gettysburg (51"H) Lot 549: Large Lincoln Bronze Sculpture, Address at Gettysburg (51"H)

Large bronze sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln depicting the President delivering the Gettysburg Address, with his right arm raised while his left hand holds paper containing the speech. Possibly a model for the life-size sculpture located outside of the Adams County Public Library in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Unsigned. 51 1/4" H x approx. 20" W x 14" D. American, 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Elizabeth Ozment for the estate of Elliott Ozment, Nashville, Tennessee. Ozment was a leading Civil Rights and Immigration attorney in Nashville and former State Legislator.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$3,120.00
487 Lot 487: Frederick Schafer O/C, Castle Rock w/ Columbia River, Oregon Landscape Frederick Schafer O/C, Castle Rock w/ Columbia River, Oregon Landscape Lot 487: Frederick Schafer O/C, Castle Rock w/ Columbia River, Oregon Landscape

Frederick F. Schafer (Germany/California, 1839-1927) oil on canvas laid to Masonite painting depicting Oregon's Columbia River with the sunlit Beacon Rock–then called Castle Rock–rising in the distance, late 19th century. Fisherman, possibly American Indians, in a canoe or other small boat on float near the shore. Signed "F. Schafer," lower right. Housed in a silvered and gilt wood frame. Sight: 23 1/3" H x 15 1/8" W. Frame: 27 3/4" H x 19 3/4" W. <br/><br/>Biographical Note: Born in Braunschweig, Germany in 1839. Schafer may have studied art in D&uuml;sseldorf since his paintings resemble those of other D&uuml;sseldorf-trained artists; however, he is believed to have been self-taught. He came to the U.S. in 1876 and arrived in San Francisco in 1880. After establishing a studio, he began exhibiting regularly with the local art association and the Mechanics' Institute Fairs. A peripatetic painter, he made regular sketching trips throughout the Northwest including Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. <br/><br/>During his last years he painted theatrical scenery in San Francisco and Oakland theaters. Schafer had a home in Oakland from 1880 until his death on July 18, 1927. His landscapes, which often include Native Americans, were mostly done before 1890 and number about 500. (Adapted from askART)

PROVENANCE: Private Knoxville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Very good condition with craqueleure, especially to upper right quadrant, and scattered retouching. [See more photos →]

$3,120.00
117 Lot 117: Clementine Hunter O/C Cotton Wagon Scene Clementine Hunter O/C Cotton Wagon Scene Lot 117: Clementine Hunter O/C Cotton Wagon Scene

Clementine Reuben Hunter (American/Louisiana, 1886/87-1988) oil on board painting depicting a man driving a horse-drawn cotton wagon, with the cotton rendered in thick brush strokes to simulate texture. Signed with monogram middle right margin. "Handel" written in ink en verso. Housed in a light-toned wood frame. Sight: 9 5/8" H x 11 5/8" W. Framed: 11" H x 13" W. Biography: A self-taught artist, Clementine Hunter created bright, whimsical folk paintings depicting life in and around the Melrose cotton plantation where she lived and worked, near Natchitoches, Louisiana. She did not start painting until her 50s. She used whatever surfaces she could find, and, working from memory, recorded everyday life, from work in the cotton fields to baptisms and funerals. She rendered her figures, usually black, in expressionless profile and disregarded formal perspective and scale. Though she first exhibited in 1949, Hunter did not garner public attention until the 1970s when both the Museum of American Folk Art in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibited her paintings. Even with such success, Hunter chose to stay in Louisiana, working at Melrose Plantation until 1970 when she moved to a small trailer a few miles away on an unmarked road. Source: The National Museum of Women in the Arts.

PROVENANCE: Private collection; acquired directly from the artist in 1968. We wish to thank Thomas Whitehead for confirming the authenticity of this painting.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Light surface grime. [See more photos →]

$3,120.00
13 Lot 13: Rare Hokusai Woodblock Print, Ri Haku (Li Bai), A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry, c. 1833 Rare Hokusai Woodblock Print, Ri Haku (Li Bai), A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry, c. 1833 Lot 13: Rare Hokusai Woodblock Print, Ri Haku (Li Bai), A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry, c. 1833

Katsushika Hokusai (Japan, 1760-1849) original vertical nagaoba woodblock print depicting the Chinese poet Li Bai AKA Li Po, Rihaku, etc. admiring the waterfall of Lo-Shan in the Chinese province of Kiang-Si, with two figures supporting him. From the series Shika shashin kyo (True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry), c. 1833. This print illustrates Li Bai's famous poem Gazing at the Waterfall at Mount Lu. Signed in the image, center left, and with Moriya Jihei (Kinshindo) publisher's mark, lower left. Unframed. 20 7/16" H x 8 15/16" W.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Minor toning to sheet and fading, with more vibrant color visible along edges due to old matting, 3/16" into image. Pinpoint specks of white pigment to lower left quadrant. Very faint horizontal crease through center and very faint dampstaining to uncolored area of sky. Sheet is affixed to backing at upper corners. [See more photos →]

$3,120.00
448 Lot 448: Picasso Lithograph, Le Fumeur, Hommage a Henry Daniel Kahnweiler, 1964 Picasso Lithograph, Le Fumeur, Hommage a Henry Daniel Kahnweiler, 1964 Lot 448: Picasso Lithograph, Le Fumeur, Hommage a Henry Daniel Kahnweiler, 1964

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) lithograph entitled Le Fumeur, Hommage a Henry-Daniel Kahnweiler, 1964, depicting a smoking figure in an Expressionist style. Signed in pencil, upper right. Ref.: Bloch 1180; Mourlot 404; Reusse 856. Sheet: 11 3/4" W x 9 13/16" W. Frame: 25 3/4" H x 24 1/4" W. From the edition of 200 printed for Werner Spies (ed.), "Pour Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler," published by Gerd Hatje, Stuttgart, 1965.

PROVENANCE: Vanderbilt Hillel, from the Benjamin D. and Ruby G. Schulman Foundation.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. Hinge mounted with archival tape. [See more photos →]

$3,050.00
544 Lot 544: Robert E. Lee With Generals at White Sulphur Springs 1869; Albumen Photograph Robert E. Lee With Generals at White Sulphur Springs 1869; Albumen Photograph Lot 544: Robert E. Lee With Generals at White Sulphur Springs 1869; Albumen Photograph

Albumen photograph of Robert E. Lee with other Civil War Confederate generals, showing Lee seated outdoors in an armchair with his hat held down to his side. This photo is one of three known versions that were taken by D.A. Anderson & G.G. Johnson in August 1869 during Lee's visit to West Virginia's White Sulphur Springs, as Lee sought out the healing waters to alleviate the pains of his ailing body. The 3 versions of the photo differ with slight movement of the subjects between photos, but author Roy Meredith in his book The Face of Robert E. Lee notes that Lee "dropped his hat; he shifted in his chair in a way that suggests discomfort, even pain… A new impression of bodily frailty here reaches the camera; there is no longer an effect of physical composure that cannot be shaken." (Meredith, 1947: 84-85). The image features Lee (seated, 2nd from left) alongside Blacque Bey (on the end to his right), Turkish Minister to the United States; Philanthropists George Peabody and W. W. Corcoran; and lawyer James Lyons (seated, right). Standing, from left to right, are Confederate Generals James Connor, Martin W. Gary, John Bankhead Magruder, Robert D. Lilley, P.G.T. Beauregard, A.R. Lawton, Henry A. Wise, and Joseph L. Brent. Penciled names above and below the image identify most of the subjects. Photo 8 5/8" x 6 3/4", mounted on card 12" 9 1/8".

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Spotting and foxing to mount, light vertical toning line to top of image, partial tape pieces on photo not affecting image, earlier taped list of names to bottom of mount and on verso. [See more photos →]

$2,990.00
306 Lot 306: German Porcelain Plaque of Napoleon, Signed Wagner German Porcelain Plaque of Napoleon, Signed Wagner Lot 306: German Porcelain Plaque of Napoleon, Signed Wagner

German hand painted porcelain portrait plaque depicting a young Napoleon Bonaparte in his military uniform posed within an interior setting, impressed mark en verso for Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg. Artist signed lower right margin, "Wagner". Back additionally stamped 107 above maker's mark and retains a hand written inscription. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight: 5 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W. Framed: 7 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W. Late 19th century.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,990.00
476 Lot 476: Walter Hollis Stevens Abstract Oil on Canvas, Pebble Head Walter Hollis Stevens Abstract Oil on Canvas, Pebble Head Lot 476: Walter Hollis Stevens Abstract Oil on Canvas, Pebble Head

A large Walter Hollis Stevens (Tennessee, 1927-1980) abstract oil on canvas painting titled "Pebble Head" depicting the shoreline of Pebble Beach located in Maine. Rendered in muted earth tone colors. Signed and dated in "Stevens '61" lower left. Additionally signed "W.H. Stevens", titled, and dated en verso of stretcher and on a label en verso. Housed in a gilt and ebonized wood frame. Sight: 39 1/2" H x 49 1/4" W. Framed: 44 1/2" H x 54 1/4" W. Provenance: Ex- TN Senator Howard and Joy Baker, Jr. collection. <br/><br/>Biography: (TN Arts Commission) One of the acclaimed Knoxville Seven in the 1960's, Stevens was fresh on the scene of abstract expressionism for East Tennessee and an early faculty member of the University of Tennessee's art department. His work resides in numerous collections including the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Knoxville Museum of Art, Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Alabama, the Mint Museum in Charlotte and others.

PROVENANCE: A Knoxville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Painting in overall very good condition. A couple of very small abrasions to upper right quadrant of canvas. A couple of minor abrasions to the frame. [See more photos →]

$2,928.00
707 Lot 707: Pair of Large Oil on Canvas Italian Landscape Panels Pair of Large Oil on Canvas Italian Landscape Panels Lot 707: Pair of Large Oil on Canvas Italian Landscape Panels

Italian School pair of oil on canvas panels depicting figures in a bucolic landscape, including a fisherman, with lakes, bridges, castles, trees and mountains in the background. Each signed "M. Vannetti" lower corner. Narrow giltwood frames. Sight – 51" H x 31"W. Frames – 52"H x 32"W. Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: 1st panel (with fisherman) – overall craquelure. Two 2" areas of tenting and inpainting upper right quadrant in trees. Significant scattered exfoliation to varnish layer only, except for a 2" area lower left corner and a 1/2" spot lower left edge where the flaking has reached the canvas. Two tiny dents/near punctures upper left corner. 2nd panel – overall craquelure. Significant exfoliation to center of canvas, with some involving both the varnish layer and top paint layer. 1/2" repaired tear lower right in trees/grass area. [See more photos →]

$2,860.00
441 Lot 441: Karl Prantl Bronze Sculpture, 1957 Karl Prantl Bronze Sculpture, 1957 Lot 441: Karl Prantl Bronze Sculpture, 1957

Karl Prantl (Austrian, 1923-2010), 1957 meditation sculpture of rectangular form with circular indentions of graduated depths. Signed with incised dot form initials and dated to underside "KP 57". Measures 7 5/8"H x 2 7/8"W x 2 3/8"D (19.8 cm x 7.7 cm x 5.8 cm). Note: according to the artist's daughter, this sculpture was exhibited at the Erker Galerie, St. Gallen, Switzerland, September 13-November 1, 1980. Biographical Note: Karl Prantl is among Austria's most significant sculptors of the Second Republic. He initially studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts before turning to sculpture. In the winter of 1950/51, Prantl created his first sculptures, primarily in limewood. In 1958 he began work at the St. Margarethen stone quarry near the Austria-Hungary border. In the following year he organized the first International Sculptors' Symposium, which represents a vital contribution to the renaissance of stone sculpture and through which Prantl achieved worldwide recognition. (Source: Albertina Museum, Vienna).

PROVENANCE: The collection of Ronnie Steine, Nashville, by descent from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Steine.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with a few small scattered spots of oxidation and surface irregularities, likely in the making. [See more photos →]

$2,806.00
137 Lot 137: Avery Handley Modernist Watercolor Painting Avery Handley Modernist Watercolor Painting Lot 137: Avery Handley Modernist Watercolor Painting

Avery Handly, Jr. (Tennessee, 1913-1958) Expressionist watercolor painting featuring multiple organic forms rendered in bright colors against an abstract background. Signed "A Handly" and illegibly dated lower right. Float mounted on a white mat under plexiglass with a beige mat and gold metallic reveal, in a giltwood frame with rounded corners. Sheet – 20"W x 14"H. Frame – 29"W x 24"H. A copy of an old, undated, unnotarized note from Joseph F. Handly, stating this is the work of his brother, Avery Handly Jr., is available to the winning bidder. Biography: Avery Handly was born in Nashville in 1913 and died in Winchester, Tennessee in 1958. He graduated from the Wallace University School and Vanderbilt University and received his first art instruction from Ella Cantrell at the Watkins Institute in Nashville. Later he studied under Thomas Hart Benton at the Kansas City Art Institute and Grant Wood at the University of Iowa. During his lifetime, important one-man shows were held at the Ward Eggleston Gallery in New York City, the University of the South at Sewanee, the Hunter Gallery in Chattanooga, the Centennial Club and Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

PROVENANCE: The collection of William and Danya Downey, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: Couple of white paint drips to frame, otherwise both painting and frame are in excellent condition. Not examined out of frame. [See more photos →]

$2,806.00
576 Lot 576: Harper's Weekly Civil War Years – 6 bound Volumes, 1861-1866 Harper's Weekly Civil War Years – 6 bound Volumes, 1861-1866 Lot 576: Harper's Weekly Civil War Years – 6 bound Volumes, 1861-1866

Six bound folio volumes of Harper's Weekly, Journal of Civilization spanning the years of the Civil War and its aftermath; with articles, reports and editorials on the war accompanied by numerous engravings and drawings by notable illustrators such as Winslow Homer, Thomas Nast and Granville Perkins. Included are: Vol. V, January 5 – December 28, 1861; Vol. VI, January 4 – December 27, 1862; Vol. VII, January 3 – December 26, 1863; Vol. VIII, January 2 – December 31, 1864; Vol. IX, January 7 – December 30, 1865; Vol. X, January 6 – December 29, 1866. Covered in period 1/4 leather black boards with brown leather corners and spine, which is gilt stamped with raised banding. Each 16" H x 11 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Elizabeth Ozment for the estate of Elliott Ozment, Nashville, Tennessee. Ozment was a leading Civil Rights and Immigration attorney in Nashville and former State Legislator.

CONDITION: All volumes complete and intact, with expected loose bindings, corner rubs to boards and spine chips. [See more photos →]

$2,730.00
403 Lot 403: Pr. Mid-Century Balboa Pink Murano Glass Table Lamps, Original Labels Pr. Mid-Century Balboa Pink Murano Glass Table Lamps, Original Labels Lot 403: Pr. Mid-Century Balboa Pink Murano Glass Table Lamps, Original Labels

Pair of tall Mid-Century inverted teardrop form pink Murano glass table lamps having fluted bodies and resting on square lucite bases. Both with the original paper label reading BALBOA, VENETIAN GLASS, HANDMADE IN ITALY to the bodies. 43" total H (w/ harp).

CONDITION: Both overall very good condition. The lamps appear to retain the original wiring which needs to be updated. [See more photos →]

$2,730.00
586 Lot 586: Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men, 1st Edition, Signed Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men, 1st Edition, Signed Lot 586: Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men, 1st Edition, Signed

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, First Edition, First Printing by Cormac McCarthy, published by Alfred A Knopf, New York, 2005. Stated First Edition with no additional printings listed. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed on the half title page to McCarthy's long-time friends, "To John and Lanelle / With much love / Cormac". Fine Book in Fine Dust Jacket; Octavo, black boards with gilt stamped spine, intact jacket with unclipped price of $24.95. 8 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Collection of the original giftee, East Tennessee.

CONDITION: Book w/ slight corner and spine bumping, slight soiling top edge, spot on interior half title page preceding chapter 1; Jacket is unclipped, no tears with slight roughing to top spine and corners. [See more photos →]

$2,684.00
218 Lot 218: 58 pcs Herend Queen Victoria Porcelain Tableware, 1 Rothschild Bird 58 pcs Herend Queen Victoria Porcelain Tableware, 1 Rothschild Bird Lot 218: 58 pcs Herend Queen Victoria Porcelain Tableware, 1 Rothschild Bird

Fifty-eight (58) pieces of Herend Queen Victoria Green Border pattern hand-painted porcelain dinnerware items with gilt highlights, and one (1) bowl of Rothschild Bird pattern. Includes eight (8) service plates; eight (8) dessert plates; nine (9) flat teacups with nine (9) saucers; eight (8) footed cream soup bowls with eight (8) underplates or saucers; eight (8) bread and butter plates; one (1) round vegetable bowl; one (1) Rothschild Bird pattern triangular vegetable bowl. All items with blue Herend stamp mark and numbered on the base. Ranging in size from approximately 2 1/4" H x 3 5/8" dia. to 11" dia. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: All items overall good condition, light surface grime. Minute areas of abrasion to painted decoration of some saucers. Small chip (3/8" dia.) to one teacup rim. Knife marks present to some of the plates. [See more photos →]

$2,684.00
472 Lot 472: Victor Huggins Acrylic on Canvas Painting, Untitled, 1971 Victor Huggins Acrylic on Canvas Painting, Untitled, 1971 Lot 472: Victor Huggins Acrylic on Canvas Painting, Untitled, 1971

Victor Huggins (American/Virginia/North Carolina) abstract painting, mixed media acrylic and acrylic stain on unprimed constructed canvas, featuring horizontal stripes rendered in shades of pink, with blue, pink and purple vertical drips; cut and applied areas of canvas, with hemmed lobes or flaps along horizontal seams. Signed and dated "V. Huggins 71" lower left. Additional signature and date along top edge en verso. Float mounted in a natural wood frame with gold-tone liner. Sight: 47 1/8" H x 28 1/2" W. Framed: 48 3/8" H x 29 3/4" W.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light grime. [See more photos →]

$2,600.00
456 Lot 456: Andy Warhol, La Grande Passion Framed Pop Art Advertising Poster Andy Warhol, La Grande Passion Framed Pop Art Advertising Poster Lot 456: Andy Warhol, La Grande Passion Framed Pop Art Advertising Poster

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) offset lithograph after the artist's Le Grande Passion, 1984 (Ref.: Feldman & Schellmann IIIb.28), depicting in vivid colors a green bottle of French liqueur casting a magenta shadow over a gestural drawing of a flowering passion fruit. With printed signature, lower right. Housed under plexiglass in a modern black frame with cream mat and yellow and red reveals. Sheet: 39" H x 37" W. Frame: 43 3/4" H x 41 7/8" W. Note: Warhol created this image as part of his 1980s Advertisement series. This particular image was used by Carillon Importers Ltd. for La Grande Passion, a passionfruit flavored brandy. The offset lithographs were primarily made available to liquor stores and distributors as marketing materials, and relatively few have survived.

PROVENANCE: Collection of the late Terry Marshall. Marshall was in the alcohol-beverage industry in Tennessee and received the poster for promotional purposes in the 1980s.

CONDITION: Foxing to upper and lower right quadrants. Otherwise good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,600.00
410 Lot 410: Charles Lotton Art Glass Flora Lamp Charles Lotton Art Glass Flora Lamp Lot 410: Charles Lotton Art Glass Flora Lamp

Charles Lotton (American, 1935-2021) studio art glass table lamp, consisting of an urn form base with matching scalloped rim shade and pulled glass finial, both having a green opalescent ground with pink floral decoration, possibly morning glories. Etched signature and date under the brass collar reading MADE BY CHARLES LOTTON 1991. 25 1/4" H x approx. 18" dia.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,600.00
422 Lot 422: Stickley NY/Audi Mission Oak Dresser Stickley NY/Audi Mission Oak Dresser Lot 422: Stickley NY/Audi Mission Oak Dresser

Stickley NY/Audi Mission style dresser, oak mortise and tenon case construction with four upper drawers over four long drawers on straight legs, top rail with carved initials "N.J.R.", hammered metal hardware with copper finish. Stamped to underside of drawer model "#89-627 / Apr 24 2004 / #35". Marked to interior drawer with Stickley (Audi) branding, and metal tag "Stickley / Manlius, NY USA / Handcraft Craftsman". 54 1/2" H x 40" W x 20" D. American, 2004.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Nora J. Robinson, Knoxville, TN

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Scattered light scratches and abrasions due to normal use. [See more photos →]

$2,562.00
358 Lot 358: Ron Williams O/C Painting, Mountains & Stream Ron Williams O/C Painting, Mountains & Stream Lot 358: Ron Williams O/C Painting, Mountains & Stream

Ron Williams (Tennessee, 1947-2016) oil on canvas mountain landscape painting depicting a rock-lined stream cutting through a dense forest in the foreground, with the Great Smoky Mountains visible in the background beneath an atmospheric sky. Signed "Ron Williams" lower right. Unframed: 31 1/8" H x 41 1/8" W. Biography: A native of Knoxville, TN and Navy veteran, Ron Williams began painting in his early adulthood and painted for over 40 years. He is best known for his numerous Hudson River School stylized depictions of Southern Highland and Appalachian landscapes, primarily depicting East Tennessee and Western North Carolina.

CONDITION: Light surface scratches: two horizontal in sky top right quadrant, 4 1/2" L and 8" L, one vertical in lower right quadrant in trees 7" L, one horizontal near middle left edge in trees 5 1/2" L. Expected abrasions to margin edge of canvas from previous framing. [See more photos →]

$2,562.00
479 Lot 479: Large Olen Bryant Carved Wood Sculpture, Lovers Large Olen Bryant Carved Wood Sculpture, Lovers Lot 479: Large Olen Bryant Carved Wood Sculpture, Lovers

Olen L. Bryant (American/Tennessee, 1927-2017) large carved figural wood sculpture depicting a conjoined woman and man, presumably lovers, standing upon a square base. 61 3/4" H x 12" W x 11" D.

Biography: "Born in Cookeville, TN, Bryant was a 1950 graduate of Murray State University and a 1954 graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan with a Master's Degree in Fine Arts. He additionally studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Institute in the Visual Arts in American Culture at the University of Delaware, and the Winterthur Museum in 1967. Bryant was a professor at Austin Peay State University from 1964 to 1991.

Bryant's artwork is widely collected around the United States and is a part of several museum collections, including the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the Tennessee State Museum of Art, and the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville. His works have been displayed at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and at the Governor's Mansion during the Phil Bredesen administration. He was a founding member of the Nashville Artist Guild and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists." (source: Nashville Fine Arts Magazine & The Leaf Chronicle).

PROVENANCE: A Middle Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Some vertical areas of wood shrinkage, mainly to the "bridge" or connection between the two figures and a natural shrinkage crack that circles the left side of the male's head. [See more photos →]

$2,520.00
260 Lot 260: Ladies' 18k Gold Baume & Mercier Linea Wristwatch Ladies' 18k Gold Baume & Mercier Linea Wristwatch Lot 260: Ladies' 18k Gold Baume & Mercier Linea Wristwatch

Ladies' 18k Gold Baume & Mercier "Linea" wristwatch. Circular lapis dial, signed: "Baume & Mercier", applied logo, gilt baton hands, 6 jewel quartz movement, signed: "Baume & Mercier", Cal: BM 5095, by ETA #976.001. Cased in in a 18k yellow gold case with exaggerated lugs, bezel with inset diamonds in twelve rectangular divisions, gold winding crown with Baume & Mercier logo, interior lid marked: "Baume & Mercier", triple hallmarked, exterior lid marked: "Baume & Mercier Geneve / 18k / MVO45153 / 2698018". integrated 18k yellow gold exaggerated link bracelet, hidden double deployment clasp, marked: "BMO / 770", triple hallmarked, Baume & Mercier logo. Case: 33mm x 22mm. Dia., 6 1/2" Circumference. 56 grams gross. With stock box, paperwork and extra link.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: Watch sets and runs. Light surface abrasions to case and bracelet. Small fleabite chip to crystal with light surface abrasions. Stock box is deteriorating. [See more photos →]

$2,520.00
756 Lot 756: Classical Style Carved and Gilt Headboard, King Sized Classical Style Carved and Gilt Headboard, King Sized Lot 756: Classical Style Carved and Gilt Headboard, King Sized

Classical style carved, painted and parcel gilt headboard, featuring a triangular pediment over a painted band of Greek Key ornamentation and centered by a large inset gesso frieze with carved figural dancers, accented by gold leaf, applied to simulate age and wear. 79 1/4" H x 82" W (at top of frame) or 78" W at posts. 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light wear and minor losses to painted surface. Does not include rails. [See more photos →]

$2,470.00
326 Lot 326: View of the Birthplace of George Washington, after John Chapman, 19th C. View of the Birthplace of George Washington, after John Chapman, 19th C. Lot 326: View of the Birthplace of George Washington, after John Chapman, 19th C.

Oil on canvas landscape painting after John Gadsby Chapman (New York/Italy, 1808-1889) depicting the birthplace of George Washington in Westmoreland County, Virginia. An inlet of the Potomac River divides the site of the Washington family home at Pope's Creek Plantation in the foreground from the Maryland shore and farmyard visible in the distance. A stone marker in the extreme foreground reads: "Here on the 22 February AD 1732 Geo Washington was Born." Housed in a giltwood frame with nameplate. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Frame: 23 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Note: This painting is likely an early copy of the engraving after John Gadsby Chapman's painting of the same scene, now in the collection of Mount Vernon. "Chapman painted nine landscapes illustrating locations significant to the life of George Washington. The series begins with the site of Washington's birth at the Pope's Creek Plantation in Westmoreland County, continues through the site of the Battle of Yorktown, and concludes with scenes of Mount Vernon including the bedchamber in which Washington died and the new tomb in which he was interred in 1831. Chapman exhibited seven of these paintings at the National Academy of Design in New York City during the summer of 1835. Later, nine of the paintings were acquired by James Kirke Paulding (1778-1860), the New York author and onetime Secretary of the Navy, who illustrated two of the works in his 1835 biography of George Washington." (Source: Donald W. Reynolds Museum, George Washington's Mount Vernon)

PROVENANCE: Private South Carolina Collection.

CONDITION: Painting in overall good condition, with craquelure throughout. Repair with retouching to the two small buildings at right of barn, 1 3/4" x 1 1/2", plus retouching to cloud directly above farmstead, 3 1/2" x 1 1/2", and to area of mountains above cows, 3/4" x 3/4". Frame abrasions along upper edge of canvas. Frame with abrasions, losses, and loose corners. [See more photos →]

$2,470.00
252 Lot 252: ABCG Vase, Red Glass Cut to Clear ABCG Vase, Red Glass Cut to Clear Lot 252: ABCG Vase, Red Glass Cut to Clear

American Brilliant Period Cranberry cut to clear glass vase with flared rim cut in a fan design, notched neck, and bulbous base cut in fan and diamond designs, unsigned. 12"H. This vase, or one identical to it, appears on page 153 of the book "Rarities in Cut Glass" by Herbert Weiner and Freda Lipkowitz.

CONDITION: Some scratching and a couple of tiny fleabites to base, otherwise excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,470.00
245 Lot 245: 8 Chinese Carved Jadeite Plaques, Figures and Pendants 8 Chinese Carved Jadeite Plaques, Figures and Pendants Lot 245: 8 Chinese Carved Jadeite Plaques, Figures and Pendants

Eight (8) Chinese carved jadeite items including: 1 carved figure of a scholar, 1 carved double fruit, 1 carved dragon dog plaque, 1 large carved fruit plaque, 1 rectangular pierced plaque with 14K mounting for use as pendant, 1 circular plaque with 14K mounting for use as pendant, and 2 spinach jadeite plaques carved as conjoined circles and tied together with green cord. Ranging in size from 1 1/4" x 3/4" to 3" x 2 1/8". 20th century.

CONDITION: All pieces in very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,470.00
131 Lot 131: Merton Daniel Simpson, O/B Abstract Expressionist Painting Merton Daniel Simpson, O/B Abstract Expressionist Painting Lot 131: Merton Daniel Simpson, O/B Abstract Expressionist Painting

Merton D. Simpson (South Carolina/New York, 1928-2013) oil on board Abstract Expressionist painting rendered in heavy, gestural brushwork with areas of thick impasto. Initialed and dated "M.D.S. [19]83," lower right. Housed in a modern, jointed ebonized wood frame with wide linen liner and elevated ebonized wood fillet. Sight: 11 3/4" H x 17 5/8" W Framed: 23 5/8" H x 29 3/4" W. Biographical Note: A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Simpson suffered from diphtheria as a child and during this time began to draw. He received private art lessons from the Charleston artist, William Halsey. In 1949, the Home Book Shop in Charleston hosted a solo exhibition of his work, and Atlanta University included him in their "Eighth Annual Exhibition of Painting, Sculpture, and Prints by Negro Artists." That same year, Simpson moved to New York, where he attended Cooper Union, studying under Robert Gwathney at New York University. In 1952, his watercolor "Nocturnal City" was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received an Honorable Mention. After serving in the US Air Force from 1951-1954, where he served as an artist and member of a Jazz Ensemble, he opened a Madison Avenue gallery featuring African art and modern art. Simpson also had works featured in the exhibitions Younger American Painters at the Guggenheim Museum in 1954 and Eight New York Painters at the University of Michigan in 1956. In 1959, he visited Europe for the first time and collaborated with many expatriate African-American writers, artists and musicians living in Paris including the writer James Baldwin; artists Larry Potter, Beauford Delaney, and Herbert Gentry; and musicians Count Basie, Thad Jones, and the Mel Lewis Orchestra. In 1963 Simpson joined a group of African-American artists who formed the Spiral Club, whose goal was to contribute to the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout the 1970s, Simpson traveled extensively in West Africa and in the 1980's he created two series of works that reflect his great love of jazz and music. In the 1990s he began to incorporate both music and African art in his work. Throughout his career, Simpson had numerous solo and group exhibitions and his works are featured in numerous permanent and private collections. (Sources: The Johnson Collection; Artist's autobiography submitted to Askart, 2004)

CONDITION: Excellent condition. Frame with abrasion with loss to lower right edge and minute specks of white paint to upper edge, not visible frontally. [See more photos →]

$2,470.00
16 Lot 16: Japanese 6-panel folding screen or byobu, ex-Marvin Runyon Japanese 6-panel folding screen or byobu, ex-Marvin Runyon Lot 16: Japanese 6-panel folding screen or byobu, ex-Marvin Runyon

Japanese 6-panel folding room divider screen, also known as a byobu. Gold leaf with ink and color applied to paper. Scene of figures including samurai, nobles, commoners, others in the open landscape with carriage near a body of water and boat, extending across six hinged panels. Black lacquer frame, bronze edge fitting, floral silk finished edges, and print paper backing. Appears unsigned. Overall: 54 3/4" H X 127" W. Each panel approx.: 54 3/4" H x 20 3/4" W. Likely Edo period, mid 19th century or earlier.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Dr. Ken and Linda Moore, acquired from Marvin Runyon (1924-2004, former CEO of Nissan North America, TVA Chairman, and U.S. Postmaster General, who is believed to have acquired it in Japan).

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Each panel with repairs and restorations to paper, mainly around edges of panels. Scattered losses to surface including to area of gold leaf and colored pigment. Areas of surface abrasion, toning, dimples and areas of craquelure throughout. Wear to silk banding. Frame with wear, touch-ups, small holes to edge; possible losses to prior fittings. [See more photos →]

$2,470.00
743 Lot 743: 3 Herend Porcelain Animal Figurines incl. Horse, Goose & Duck 3 Herend Porcelain Animal Figurines incl. Horse, Goose & Duck Lot 743: 3 Herend Porcelain Animal Figurines incl. Horse, Goose & Duck

Three (3) Herend hand-painted porcelain animal figurines with fishnet decoration and gilt accents throughout, including one (1) black running horse; one (1) red pair of ducks; one (1) red goose with egg. All with blue Herend stamp mark and incised model numbers to undersides. Ranging from 2 3/4" H to 7 1/4" H. Hungarian, 20th or early 21st century.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: All items overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,440.00
683 Lot 683: 18K Gold & South Sea Pearl Bird Brooch 18K Gold & South Sea Pearl Bird Brooch Lot 683: 18K Gold & South Sea Pearl Bird Brooch

Ladies 18K yellow gold three bird brooch featuring three (3) natural south sea pearls and six (6) natural sapphires as eyes. The brooch is marked "18K Italy COM" and XRF tests 18K gold. The brooch is 1 7/8" x 3/4" in size and has a gross weight of 16.27 grams.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,413.00
761 Lot 761: Ella Gantt Smith, Alabama Indestructible Baby, Black Doll Ella Gantt Smith, Alabama Indestructible Baby, Black Doll Lot 761: Ella Gantt Smith, Alabama Indestructible Baby, Black Doll

Alabama Indestructible doll, black version, made by the Ella G. Smith Doll Company (operating 1899-1925). Molded and painted head and ears, molded mitten-style hands and red stocking shoes. Clothed in a pink dress and white apron, possibly original. Stamp to torso reads THE ELLA SMITH DOLL CO / MANUFACTURED / IN ALABAMA INDESTRUCTIBLE —- / ROANOKE ALABAMA. Additional illegible stamp to lower torso, possibly numbering. 1st quarter 20th century. Approximately: 13 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 3" D. Note: Ella Gantt Smith was the first doll maker in the South to manufacture dolls for African American children. Ella invented the "Alabama Indestructible Baby" in 1897 by filling the heads with plaster, and would later win a prize for innovation at the St. Louis, Missouri World's Fair in 1904. She received a patent for the design in 1905. (source: Encyclopedia of Alabama, written by the Handley High Community Studies Class, Oct. 2016)

CONDITION: Overall good condition with minor paint loss, mainly around crown of head and tips of hands. Minor craquelure to some painted areas on back of head and feet. Light grime. Slight fading to clothing. [See more photos →]

$2,340.00
493 Lot 493: 2 Lithographs from Frederic Remington "A Bunch of Buckskins", 1901 2 Lithographs from Frederic Remington "A Bunch of Buckskins", 1901 Lot 493: 2 Lithographs from Frederic Remington "A Bunch of Buckskins", 1901

Two (2) framed color lithographs on wove paper from A BUNCH OF BUCKSKINS, the 1901 Frederic Remington portfolio, including "Indian Scout", and "Arizona Cowboy." Each print signed in stone and with printed "Copyright 1901 by Robert Howard Russell" lower left. Matted under glass in a narrow parcel gilt and ebonized frame. Sheet- 20" x 15". Frames – 25"H x 21"W. Note: "A Bunch of Buckskins," a portfolio containing eight (8) lithographic images of Western subjects, was regarded as Frederic Remington's most successful print series. It was published 1901 by frequent Remington collaborator R.H. Russell. (The original pastels from the portfolio were included in the artist's first solo gallery exhibition in New York in December 1901). In 1908, Remington is said to have been delighted when he checked into the Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyoming, and saw a full set framed and hanging in the lobby.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Toning to both paper and mat. Taped to mat at 3 sides. [See more photos →]

$2,340.00
447 Lot 447: Picasso Lithograph, Le Visage, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, 1964, plus Andre Masson Abstract Litho Picasso Lithograph, Le Visage, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, 1964, plus Andre Masson Abstract Litho Lot 447: Picasso Lithograph, Le Visage, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, 1964, plus Andre Masson Abstract Litho

1st item: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) lithograph entitled Le Visage, 1964, depicting Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler in a style similar to the artist's well-known 1910 Analytic Cubist painting of Kahnweiler in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Signed in pencil, lower right. On BFK Rives paper with partial watermark, lower right. Ref.: Bloch 1179; Mourlot 403. Floated in a gilt and ebonized wood frame with white textile mat and gilt reveal. Sheet: 11 5/8" H x 9 7/8" W. Frame: 26" H x 24 1/8" W. <br/><br/>2nd item: Andre Masson (France/Spain, 1896-1987) abstract color lithograph in pink and green entitled Isis, H&eacute;raclite et le fleuve, 1964. Signed in pencil, lower right. Sheet: 11 1/2" H x 9 3/4" W. Frame: 26" H x 24" W. Both floated in gilt and ebonized wood frames with white textile mats and gilt reveals. Note: Both lithographs from editions of 200 printed for Werner Spies (ed.), "Pour Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler," published by Gerd Hatje, Stuttgart, 1965.

PROVENANCE: Vanderbilt Hillel, from the Benjamin D. and Ruby G. Schulman Foundation.

CONDITION: Both items in excellent condition. Both are hinge mounted to backing with archival tape. [See more photos →]

$2,340.00
210 Lot 210: French Empire Style 'Sac a Pearl' Chandelier French Empire Style 'Sac a Pearl' Chandelier Lot 210: French Empire Style 'Sac a Pearl' Chandelier

French Empire style 'Sac a Pearl' tiered chandelier, gilt silver metal ring crown with strands of faceted clear crystal drapes attached to a large gilt metal moulded ring at the waist decorated with applied masks, acanthus, beading, veining, and dart motif, graduated rings suspended with clear crystal drops in 8 tiers, 41" H x 24" Dia. French/Continental, 20th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Pia Stratton, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Oxidation to metal rings, approx. 12 missing crystal drops. Chandelier not tested and should be check by an electrician prior to use. Commensurate with age and use. [See more photos →]

$2,340.00
51 Lot 51: S. Kirk & Son Repousse Sterling Silver Water Pitcher S. Kirk & Son Repousse Sterling Silver Water Pitcher Lot 51: S. Kirk & Son Repousse Sterling Silver Water Pitcher

S. Kirk & Son Inc. sterling silver Repousse Pattern water pitcher, round form with overall foliate decoration. Base marked S. KIRK & SON, INC, STERLING, 216F. 9 1/2" H. 26.24 troy ounces. American/Baltimore, First quarter 20th century.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. 3-letter script monogram to the underside. [See more photos →]

$2,340.00
715 Lot 715: Carl Sublett O/C Abstract Painting, Composition Sunset, 1963 Carl Sublett O/C Abstract Painting, Composition Sunset, 1963 Lot 715: Carl Sublett O/C Abstract Painting, Composition Sunset, 1963

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) abstract expressionist oil on canvas titled "Composition Sunset" rendered in shades of red, orange, black, and white. Titled on label, en verso. Signed and dated '63 Sublett' lower right. Housed and matted in a gilt wood frame. Sight: 15 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Frame: 20 1/4" H x 24 1/4" W. Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, "The Knoxville Seven," a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. In 1982 he retired from teaching, and, in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (Source: The Tennessee Arts Commission).

PROVENANCE: The collection of William and Danya Downey, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Craquelure to lower half, stretcher creases to sides. Slight blanching to black paint. Minor abrasions to frame. [See more photos →]

$2,318.00
830 Lot 830: Lyell Carr O/C Painting of a Dog Lyell Carr O/C Painting of a Dog Lot 830: Lyell Carr O/C Painting of a Dog

Lyell Carr (American, 1857-1912) oil on canvas animal portrait depicting a seated dog, likely an Irish Setter, seated in profile in a landcape setting. Signed lower left. Housed in a gilt wood molded frame. Sight: 15 3/4" H x 13" W. Framed: 19 3/4" H x 17" W.

CONDITION: Painting in overall excellent condition. Frame has rubbing at corners, wear, and loss of interior decorative applied border. [See more photos →]

$2,280.00
591 Lot 591: Group of 45 $5 1863 Confederate States Obsolete Currency Notes Group of 45 $5 1863 Confederate States Obsolete Currency Notes Lot 591: Group of 45 $5 1863 Confederate States Obsolete Currency Notes

Forty-five (45) 1863 $5 CSA obsolete currency notes, issued at Richmond and featuring the Virginal state capital building and an image of C.G. Memminger, the Confederate states treasurer.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: All in very good condition with no folds or tears. [See more photos →]

$2,210.00
665 Lot 665: 18K Gold Brooch Of A Duck 18K Gold Brooch Of A Duck Lot 665: 18K Gold Brooch Of A Duck

Ladies 18K yellow gold duck brooch. The brooch is marked "18K Crossroads of Sport" and XRF tests 18K gold. The brooch is 1 7/8 x 2" in size and has a gross weight of 23.27 grams.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,210.00
404 Lot 404: Pr. Mid-Century Murano White Opalescent Glass Table Lamps Pr. Mid-Century Murano White Opalescent Glass Table Lamps Lot 404: Pr. Mid-Century Murano White Opalescent Glass Table Lamps

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Murano Glass table lamps, unmarked but likely made by Balboa. Consisting of white opalescent slender gourd form bodies with controlled gilt bubble designs and projecting shaped clear glass fins. Unmarked. 36 1/2" total H (w/ harp).

CONDITION: Both overall very good condition. The lamps appear to retain the original wiring which needs to be updated. One lamp finial is damaged. [See more photos →]

$2,210.00
341 Lot 341: Norman Rockwell Signed Lithograph, Top of the World, 1928 Ladies' Home Journal Cover Norman Rockwell Signed Lithograph, Top of the World, 1928 Ladies' Home Journal Cover Lot 341: Norman Rockwell Signed Lithograph, Top of the World, 1928 Ladies' Home Journal Cover

Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978) lithograph entitled "Top of the World," after the April 1928 Ladies' Home Journal cover painting, depicting two young lovers atop a globe. Pencil signed lower right and editioned "A/P" lower left. With Lyzon Gallery, Nashville label affixed to backing. Housed under glass in a metallic and wood frame with olive mat and red fillet. Sheet: 35" H x 29" W. Framed: 41 1/2" H x 33 1/4" W.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition, with light toning and mat burn. Tape residue to margins, center left and right, 1 1/4" L. Hinge mounted with tape, plus tape residue and minor edge damage en verso. [See more photos →]

$2,210.00
335 Lot 335: American School O/C Equestrian Painting, Cowgirl w/ Horse American School O/C Equestrian Painting, Cowgirl w/ Horse Lot 335: American School O/C Equestrian Painting, Cowgirl w/ Horse

American school oil on canvas painting of a woman dressed for riding with gloves, wide-brimmed hat, and bandana plus a rifle and ammunition belt. She sits next to a trough from which a horse drinks. Unsigned. Housed in an ornate gilt wood frame. Canvas: 36 1/4" H x 24" W. Frame: 43" H x 31" W. Likely early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered retouching plus pinpoint repair with retouching to horse's mane in upper left quadrant. Frame exhibits several areas of wear. [See more photos →]

$2,210.00
319 Lot 319: Lucien Delarue Large Oil Painting: Impasse du Tetre, Monmartre Lucien Delarue Large Oil Painting: Impasse du Tetre, Monmartre Lot 319: Lucien Delarue Large Oil Painting: Impasse du Tetre, Monmartre

Lucien Delarue (French, 1925-2011) large oil on linen landscape painting depicting a Paris street scene with central gate, titled "Impasse du Tetre, Monmartre" en verso. Signed lower right, "Delarue" and additionally signed en verso. Label en verso for the W.T. Burger Company, along with biographical information on the artist. A copy of a 1990 appraisal letter by the W.T. Burger Company, listing this painting's registry number as 148656 and confirming Lucien Delarue as the artist, is available to the winning bidder. Whitewashed wood frame with carved shell and scroll accents. Sight – 31" x 24". Frame – 39"H x 32"W.

CONDITION: Painting and frame in excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$2,210.00
96 Lot 96: Louis Hurt Oil on Canvas Mountain Landscape w/ Sheep Louis Hurt Oil on Canvas Mountain Landscape w/ Sheep Lot 96: Louis Hurt Oil on Canvas Mountain Landscape w/ Sheep

Louis Bosworth Hurt (United Kingdom, 1856 – 1929) oil on canvas mountain landscape painting titled en verso "Moel Siabod from Pen Craig" depicting a shepherd guiding a flock of sheep down a rocky trail flanked by rolling multicolor hills and with the Welsh Mountian Moel Siabod prominent in the background. Signed lower right "Louis B. Hurt". Housed in a modern carved gilt wood frame with laurel leaf and berry edge. Sight: 23 1/4" H x 19 1/4" W. Framed: 36" H x 31 1/2" W. Biography: English born painter Louis Bosworth Hurt was a student of the landscape artist George Turner, with whom he shared a similar style. Hurt lived in Derbyshire where he both kept and painted Highland cattle. He became most famous for his prolific landscapes depicting the Northern Highlands of Scotland and of Wales, where he is said to have had a second home. Hurt exhibited at the Royal Academy in the 1880s and 1890s. The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth holds a large collection of his paintings.

CONDITION: Painting is in overall very good condition with light grime noted to the sky area. Frame with very slight losses to the back of the lower corner edges. [See more photos →]

$2,160.00
589 Lot 589: 15 Confederate States Obsolete Currency Notes, $5, $2 & $1 15 Confederate States Obsolete Currency Notes, $5, $2 & $1 Lot 589: 15 Confederate States Obsolete Currency Notes, $5, $2 & $1

Group of fifteen (15) CSA obsolete currency notes including: two (2) 1861 series T-36 $5 Richmond notes featuring Ceres, the Goddess of the harvest sitting on a cotton bale; two (2) 1861 series T-33 $5 Richmond notes featuring C.G. Memminger (center vignette) and the goddess Minerva (right vignette); one (1) 1861 series T-37 $5 Richmond note featuring a sailor leaning against cotton bales to the center and allegorical representation of Justice (standing) and Ceres, goddess of agriculture (sitting) to the right: two (2) 1863 series T-60 $5 Richmond notes featuring the Virginia State Capitol building; four (4) 1862 series T-42 $2 Richmond notes featuring Judah P. Benjamin, a cabinet officer for the Confederate States and an allegorical female (the South) striking down tyrant (the Union), including two with green impressions; and four (4) 1862 series T-45 $1 notes featuring Lucy Holcombe Pickens (1832-1899), known as the "Queen of the Confederacy", a masted steam ship and the Confederate "Lady Liberty".

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: All notes are in Fine to Very Fine Condition. [See more photos →]

$2,080.00
606 Lot 606: 4 Gold Bullion Pendants 4 Gold Bullion Pendants Lot 606: 4 Gold Bullion Pendants

1st item: 14K yellow gold pendant containing a five (5) grams 24K gold bar. The bar is marked "American Gold Bullion 5g .999 fine gold" and XRF tests 24K gold. The bezel is marked "14K" and XRF tests 14K gold. The pendant is 1 3/8 x 3/4" in size and has a gross weight of 7.81 grams. 2nd item: 14K yellow gold pendant containing a 1/10 ozt 24K gold coin. The coin is marked "American Gold Bullion 1/10 ozt .999 fine gold" and XRF tests 24K gold. The bezel is marked "14K" and XRF tests 14K gold. The pendant is 1 1/8 x 7/8" in size and has a gross weight of 5.27 grams. 3rd item: 14K yellow gold pendant containing a 1/20 ozt 24K gold coin. The coin is marked "American Gold Bullion 1/20 ozt .999 fine gold" and XRF tests 24K gold. The bezel is marked "14K" and XRF tests 14K gold. The pendant is 1 x 5/8" in size and has a gross weight of 3.10 grams. 4th item: Ladies 14K yellow gold pendant containing a one (1) gram Credit Swisse bar and featuring thirty-one (31) single cut diamonds approximately 0.62 carats together, Clarity-SI2, Color-I. The bar is marked "Credit Swisse 1g fine gold 999.949398" and XRF tests 24K gold. The bezel is marked "14K" and XRF tests 14K gold. The pendant is 1 x 1/2" in size and has a gross weight of 3.30 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 16.38 grams.

CONDITION: All pendants overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,080.00
670 Lot 670: Tiffany & Co. 18K Mother-of-Pearl & Onyx Earrings Tiffany & Co. 18K Mother-of-Pearl & Onyx Earrings Lot 670: Tiffany & Co. 18K Mother-of-Pearl & Onyx Earrings

Ladies' pair of 18K yellow gold domino earrings featuring mother-of-pearl and black onyx domino patterns on each earring. The earrings are marked "Tiffany & Co 750" and XRF test 18K gold. The earrings are 1 1/16 x 5/8" in size and have a gross weight of 16.27 grams.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Ellen H. Robinson, Knoxville, TN [See more photos →]

$2,080.00
733 Lot 733: Anne Packard O/B Coastal Landscape Anne Packard O/B Coastal Landscape Lot 733: Anne Packard O/B Coastal Landscape

Anne Packard (American, b. 1933) oil on board coastal landscape painting, likely a Cape Cod / Provincetown scene, depicting a seaside house situated on sandy dunes, under a sky filled with gathering gray clouds. Unsigned; artist's name and "Hopewell NJ" inscribed in pencil en verso of frame. Wood frame with white painted rabbet edge. Board – 10" W x 5"H. Frame – 12"W x 7"H. Biography: Anne Packard is the granddaughter of famous American painter Max Bohm, attended Bard College and studied with the late Phil Malicoat, but her 20s and 30s were spent mainly as a wife and mother. Her interest in painting was not taken seriously until her 40s, when she began selling her work out of financial necessity. Her contemporary, realist seascapes were well received and she sold paintings for several years out of her home in Hopewell, NJ before opening Packard Gallery in Provincetown, MA in 1988. Her work is in the collections of the New Jersey State Museum, the Provincetown Art Association, and the Oglethorpe University Museum. The Cape Cod Museum of Fine Art hosted a major retrospective of her work in 2006.

CONDITION: Painting in excellent condition, no damage. Some light scattered wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$2,080.00
315 Lot 315: 19th C. Oil on Panel, Woman in Black, illegibly signed 19th C. Oil on Panel, Woman in Black, illegibly signed Lot 315: 19th C. Oil on Panel, Woman in Black, illegibly signed

Continental School, possibly Eivind Nielsen (Norweigan, 1864-1939) oil on panel painting depicting a woman in black making her way across an open square. Cows and a woman with basket atop her head are visible behind her, with an expansive row of buildings in the background, and the ground below appears snow-covered. Signed illegibly lower right. Illegible stencil and "4" stamped en verso. Housed in a leaf carved giltwood frame, Sight – 12 3/4" x 8 3/4". Frame – 15 1/2" x 11 3/4". Circa 1875.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Areas of alligatoring to paint surface, light grime. Otherwise good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,080.00
276 Lot 276: 2 Tiffany & Company 18K Brooches 2 Tiffany & Company 18K Brooches Lot 276: 2 Tiffany & Company 18K Brooches

1st item: Ladies 18K yellow gold crescent moon brooch designed by Tiffany and Company featuring a mother-of-pearl inlay and a black onyx inlay. The brooch is marked "Tiffany & Co 750 Hong Kong" and XRF tests 18K gold. The brooch is 1 3/4 x 1" in size and has a gross weight of 12.09 grams. 2nd item: Ladies 18K yellow gold infinity knot brooch designed by Tiffany and Company. The brooch is marked "Tiffany & Co 750" and XRF tests 18K gold. The brooch is 1 x 1" in size and has a weight of 13.04 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 25.13 grams.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate. [See more photos →]

$2,080.00
84 Lot 84: Pair Ormolu and Marble Candelabra, Susse Freres and F. Rambaud Pair Ormolu and Marble Candelabra, Susse Freres and F. Rambaud Lot 84: Pair Ormolu and Marble Candelabra, Susse Freres and F. Rambaud

Pair of gilt bronze mounted green marble four-arm candelabra, mounted as lamps. Each with foliate form bobeches and arms on a marble urn form body, all atop three supports terminating in paw feet on shaped base with marble plinth. Signed "F. Rambaud" and "Susse Freres Edt." to bronze base. Wired for use as lamps, with faux candlestick bulb holders. 31 1/4" H x 11" W. French, 19th century.

CONDITION: Modified externally for electricity. Both items with minor scattered wear to gilt. One lamp with loose support. Minor scattered bending to some accents. Chipping to faux candle sticks. Some bulb holders loose. [See more photos →]

$2,080.00
49 Lot 49: Kirk Repousse Sterling Silver Oval Tray, 19", Hand Decorated Kirk Repousse Sterling Silver Oval Tray, 19", Hand Decorated Lot 49: Kirk Repousse Sterling Silver Oval Tray, 19", Hand Decorated

S. Kirk & Son Inc. Repousse pattern sterling silver oval form platter or tray, the base marked S. KIRK & SON INC / STERLING / 2519 and HAND DECORATED. Three letter script monogram RBA to the center. 19" W x 13 3/4" H. 59.895 troy ounces.

CONDITION: Overall good condition, light use wear and surface scratching to the center, monogrammed. [See more photos →]

$2,080.00
523 Lot 523: Half Stock Percussion Long Rifle, Marked "W Lamb & Son", North Carolina; Walter Cline Collection Half Stock Percussion Long Rifle, Marked "W Lamb & Son", North Carolina; Walter Cline Collection Lot 523: Half Stock Percussion Long Rifle, Marked "W Lamb & Son", North Carolina; Walter Cline Collection

William Lamb & Son half stock original percussion rifle, marked "W Lamb & Son" to top of 40" octagonal barrel, with the Roman numeral "VI" on left side near breech. Brass butt plate, fore end cap, ramrod thimbles, dovetailed front sight, and trigger guard; double-set triggers, scrollwork-engraved lock plate and hammer; silver geometric inlays on right and left side of stock including false wedge inlays; ca. mid 19th Century .41 cal., barrel 40" L, overall 56 1/2".

Note: William Lamb became arguably the most well-known of the Guilford County, NC school of gunmakers centered around the Quaker village of Jamestown in the mid 1800's.

Note: Walter Matson Cline (1873-1941) was a Chattanooga, TN, photographer and preeminent historian and collector of muzzle loading firearms. His book "the Muzzle-Loading Rifle Then and Now" became the authority on the history of black powder firearms when it was published in 1942, shortly after his death. The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, of which Cline was an early member, is headquartered in Friendship, IN, and is home to the Walter Cline shooting range. As this is an antique black powder firearm, no FFL is necessary.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Walter M. Cline, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Hammer, set and release triggers operational, clean bore; percussion cylinder is newer, hammer with stress crack, stock cracked at forend and in front of lock plate, wood refinished, rod missing, tang filed down slightly, some screws replaced. [See more photos →]

$2,074.00
437 Lot 437: Armory Show Framed Ephemera Armory Show Framed Ephemera Lot 437: Armory Show Framed Ephemera

Framed grouping of ephemera from the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, also known as The Armory Show, the groundbreaking exhibit credited with ushering in a new era in art history. Includes 1 invitation to the formal opening of the show on Feb. 17, 1913; 1 invitation to the press preview on Feb. 16, 1913; 1 unused postcard and 2 lapel buttons featuring the Pine Tree insignia; 1 unused postcard depicting the exhibited painting "Battleships" by Elmer MacRae; and 1 unused sheet of stationery with The American Painters and Sculptors Association letterhead. All matted under glass in a narrow gilt frame. Old A.P.F. New York framing label en verso. Overall dimensions: 21"H x 21 5/8"W.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Ronnie Steine, Nashville, by descent from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Steine.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Opening invitation has 1 spot of foxing. Other items with light toning; "Battleships" postcard has some use wear at corners. Wear to frame. [See more photos →]

$2,074.00
267 Lot 267: 18K Bulgari Alveare Gold & Steel Earrings 18K Bulgari Alveare Gold & Steel Earrings Lot 267: 18K Bulgari Alveare Gold & Steel Earrings

Ladies 18K yellow gold and stainless steel Bulgari / Bvlgari Alveare pierced clickback hoop earrings. The earrings are marked "Bvlgari 750 star 2337AL Gold & Steel made in Italy" and XRF test 18K gold and steel. The earrings are 1" in size and have a gross weight of 25.03 grams.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: Both overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,074.00
206 Lot 206: Antique Mahogany Ballot Box Antique Mahogany Ballot Box Lot 206: Antique Mahogany Ballot Box

Rare English Gentleman's Club ballot or voting box, late 18th or early 19th century, mahogany with three felt lined dovetailed drawers, molded edges and turned finial. 18"H x 11 1/2"W x 8"D.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Ronnie Steine, Nashville.

CONDITION: Age related shrinkage cracks, wear, and minor losses. Lacking key and escutcheon; later clip added to door. [See more photos →]

$2,074.00
122 Lot 122: Alfred Kappes 1887 Watercolor Illustration: Acadia, Louisiana – Going to Church Alfred Kappes 1887 Watercolor Illustration: Acadia, Louisiana – Going to Church Lot 122: Alfred Kappes 1887 Watercolor Illustration: Acadia, Louisiana – Going to Church

Alfred Kappes (American, 1850-1894) watercolor painting, original illustration for Harper's Magazine, depicting African American churchgoers in buggies and on foot in Acadia Parish, Louisiana, titled "Acadia / Going to Church" en verso. Signed "A.K." lower left. This grisaille painting was an illustration for "The Acadian Land" by writer Charles Dudley Warner in Harper's Magazine, Vol. 74, February 1887, pages 334-353. Canvas 16" W x 9 3/4" H. Image – 14 1/2" W x 9 3/4" H. Mounted in an antique ebonized and giltwood frame, 26" W x 21" H. (Note: we wish to thank John Sharp at the Center for Louisiana Studies for his help in identifying the source of the illustration). Biography: Alfred Kappes was a 19th century genre painter known for his sensitive portrayals of African American subjects. He illustrated articles for Harper and Brothers, The New York Daily Graphic, and other publications, and exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the American Water Color Society, Boston Art Club, and Salmagundi Club. He was elected an Associate member of the National Academy of Design in 1887 and voted a full member in 1894, but died the same year and his family's failure to provide a portrait to the Academy voided his membership. Source: John Davis, "Alfred Kappes", Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design, 1826-1925 (David Dearinger, Editor).

CONDITION: Paper has been mounted to canvas. C shaped tear, 5" W, with two 1" extensions lower right, affecting feet of one horse. Toning throughout and dampstaining along lower edge. Frame has some wear, abrasions and losses to gilt sight edge. [See more photos →]

$2,074.00
42 Lot 42: Sterling Silver Presidents Cup Horse Racing Trophy, NJ interest Sterling Silver Presidents Cup Horse Racing Trophy, NJ interest Lot 42: Sterling Silver Presidents Cup Horse Racing Trophy, NJ interest

Sterling silver horse racing trophy by Woodside Sterling Co. Figural horse head handles, each with wreath terminus, flank a bulbous body having raised scrolling foliate decoration to rim and pedestal foot. Engraved scroll cartouches to each side, one inscribed PRESIDENT'S CUP / PRESENTED BY / ADAM H GROEL / TO THE ROAD HORSE ASSOCIATION / OF NEW JERSEY / 1908 and the other inscribed 2:28 TROT: OCT 24TH / WON BY BERT BRENTFORD / OWNER JOHN H. CUTHELL / TIME 2:29 to other side. Maker's mark and Sterling stamped to underside. 11 1/4" H x 14 1/2" W (incl. handles) 11 1/2" dia. Early 20th century. 58.75 troy ounces. Note: The Road Horse Association of New Jersey, also known as the Gentleman's Driving Club, was established circa 1900, and by 1942, was described in Harness Horse Magazine as "the oldest active, continuous Matinee Association in the United States." Their weekly harness racing "matinees" were held at Waverly Park, which later became known as Weequahic Park.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Scattered minor dents and surface scratches. [See more photos →]

$2,074.00
676 Lot 676: 14K Pearl & Diamond Brooch 14K Pearl & Diamond Brooch Lot 676: 14K Pearl & Diamond Brooch

Ladies 14K white gold floral brooch featuring twenty-six (26) cultured pearls accented by sixteen (16) round brilliant and thirty-two (32) single cut diamonds approximately 1.12 carats together, Clarity-VS2, Color-G. The brooch XRF tests 14K gold and is 2 1/4 x 1 3/8" in size. Gross weight of the brooch is 19.30 grams.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$2,032.00
103 Lot 103: English Portrait of a Lady, Circle of Paul van Somer English Portrait of a Lady, Circle of Paul van Somer Lot 103: English Portrait of a Lady, Circle of Paul van Somer

Circle or manner of Paul van Somer I (1576 – 1621, active/lived in England, Belgium) oil on canvas 3/4-length portrait painting depicting Lady Rosamund, wife of William Ffarington. Depicted wearing period Elizabethan English clothing including an elaborate ruff, a black farthingale dress with lace cuffs, pearl jewelry on each arm and in her upswept hair, and holding a red book. Latin inscriptions inscriptions on each side of her head reading "in the year of our Lord 1628" and "aged 55". 17th century, English. Housed in a Louis XIII-style gilt and painted wood frame. Placard on lower edge of frame reads "Rosamund wife of Wm FFarington, Died 1660, painted by Van Somer". Canvas: 41" H x 32" W. Frame: 45 3/4" H x 37 3/4" W.

CONDITION: Painting has been relined and restretched with new stretchers. Areas of blistering noted to canvas with evidence of over cleaning resulting in a halo effect in some areas. Scattered restoration. Please refer to UV photos. [See more photos →]

$1,952.00
664 Lot 664: 18k Gold Flying Phoenix Pin/Brooch 18k Gold Flying Phoenix Pin/Brooch Lot 664: 18k Gold Flying Phoenix Pin/Brooch

18k yellow gold three-dimensional flying phoenix pin, 2" x 3" overall. Gold Standard mark on clasp, illegible. XRF tested 18.84k. 26.4 grams.

CONDITION: Very good condition. slight bend to pin bar. [See more photos →]

$1,950.00
712 Lot 712: Phillip Crowe Acrylic Painting of a Duck Phillip Crowe Acrylic Painting of a Duck Lot 712: Phillip Crowe Acrylic Painting of a Duck

Phillip Crowe (Tennessee, b. 1947), Acrylic on canvas-board painting of a green-winged teal duck standing on a log reflected in water. Signed lower right "Crowe WA". Inscribed and titled verso: "Thompson(?) Crowe / (Copyright Symbol) / All Rights Reserved / 1990 / For / "Stoney Creek" / to Reproduce As Stated" also oval foil gallery label from "Reflections Gallery", Chattanooga TN. Framed in a gold tone frame with linen liner with gilt fillet. Sight: 19 5/8" H x 15 5/8" W. Framed: 27 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. Light surface grime. Light surface abrasion to frame. [See more photos →]

$1,950.00
197 Lot 197: A Walnut and Brass Bracket Clock, Peerless A Walnut and Brass Bracket Clock, Peerless Lot 197: A Walnut and Brass Bracket Clock, Peerless

A Walnut and Brass Bracket Clock, English case with German movement. Bell shaped moulded top and urn form brass finials, over a moulded overhanging cornice atop the rectangular case with canted corners; hinged door with arched glass, pierced inset back and sides, raised on a moulded step base with bronze claw feet, adorned with decorative brass mounts. Polished brass dial with applied acanthus leaf scrolls, silvered circular hour and minute track with Roman numeral hour divisions, black hands, three silvered sub-dials for Slow/Fast, Silent/Chime, & Chime on Eight Bells/ Westminster chimes. Three train movement, signed "Peerless / 99797" (Mathias Bauerle GmbH, St. Gergen, Germany.). 27 1/2" H x 16 1/2" W x 12" D. Early 20th Century.

PROVENANCE: Private Nashville Collection.

CONDITION: Overall Good Condition. Winds, Sets, Runs, & Stops. Even surface with light sun fading. Some surface abrasion, minor finish repair to bell top, four small holes to back of case; commensurate with age and use. [See more photos →]

$1,950.00
83 Lot 83: Pr. Sevres Style Blue Potpourri Urns, Neoclassical Bronze Mounts Pr. Sevres Style Blue Potpourri Urns, Neoclassical Bronze Mounts Lot 83: Pr. Sevres Style Blue Potpourri Urns, Neoclassical Bronze Mounts

A pair of Sevres or Sevres style celeste blue porcelain potpourri jars or parfumee urns and covers in the Neoclassical taste. The urns feature heavy gilt bronze mounts including pierced guilloche, Greek key, and laurel leaf and acanthus bands at the collars over lion's head masks and swags at the shoulders, and raised circular gilt bronze bases atop Greek Key decorated square plinths. The domed covers feature gilt bronze surrounds and pomegranate finials. Unsigned. Old Montreal import stickers to interiors. 17"H x 12" diameter overall. Circa 1900. Note: a very similar pair of urns attributed to Sevres, circa 1775, is in the collection of the Huntington Library and Art Museum in San Marino, California.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee Collection.

CONDITION: One bronze lid knob is loose, use caution if picking up the lid by the knob. One urn with an old surface chip to rim interior, approx. 1/4". Otherwise overall very good condition with light patination to bronze, some grime to lids. [See more photos →]

$1,950.00
9 Lot 9: Pair of Chinese Lime Green Ground Famille Rose Jars Pair of Chinese Lime Green Ground Famille Rose Jars Lot 9: Pair of Chinese Lime Green Ground Famille Rose Jars

Pair of Chinese porcelain lime green ground Famille Rose jars and covers. Dome shaped covers with round, rosette painted finials, the jars with bulbous shoulders and tapering bases, covered in flower and vine decorations to the exterior, with partial turquoise glazing to interiors and undersides. 9"h overall. Qianlong marks to underside and printed mark "CHINA." Accompanied by matching carved hardwood footed stands, 2"H x 6" diameter. Chinese, 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee collection, acquired by consignor's grandparents in China circa mid 20th century.

CONDITION: 1 jar has a 3/4" repaired chip to lip. Staining and numerical markings to interior of one lid. Light wear to iron red line decorations at finials and foot rings. [See more photos →]

$1,950.00
634 Lot 634: Tiffany & Co. Tall Sterling Silver Flower Vase c.1900 Tiffany & Co. Tall Sterling Silver Flower Vase c.1900 Lot 634: Tiffany & Co. Tall Sterling Silver Flower Vase c.1900

Tiffany & Company sterling silver vase, tall trumpet form having a rococo style pierced rim above a tapering fluted body, raised on a circular base with gadrooned edge and paw feet. Underside of base marked TIFFANY & CO. MAKERS/ 11870 /1448 /STERLING SILVER/925-1000 together with the date letter T indicating manufacture from 1892-1902. 14 3/4" H x 7 1/4" dia. 25.665 troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Dr. & Mrs. John H Cheek, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light wear, does not rest completely flush on the base. Tiffany marks are partially worn. [See more photos →]

$1,920.00
480 Lot 480: Carl Sublett W/C Abstract Painting, "Inside Out" Carl Sublett W/C Abstract Painting, "Inside Out" Lot 480: Carl Sublett W/C Abstract Painting, "Inside Out"

Carl Sublett (Tennessee, 1919-2008) watercolor on paper linear abstract painting titled "Inside Out", rendered in shades of black, blue, and pale gray. Collector's Gallery, Nashville, TN label with The Framework, Nashville, TN black ink stamp, en verso. Signed and dated "75 Sublett" lower right. Double matted under glass in a silvered wood frame. Sight: 17" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 25 3/4" H x 31 3/4" W. <br/><br/>Note: This lot comes with an exhibition book titled Carl Sublett, published by the Tennessee State Museum for the February 15 – May 6, 1984 exhibition of his works. <br/><br/>Biography: Carl Sublett studied Art History at the American Academy in Florence, Italy, after serving as a sergeant in World War II. He moved to Knoxville in 1954 where he studied with Kermit Ewing and eventually became a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee. Sublett was a founding member of the art group, "The Knoxville Seven," a progressive group working from 1955-1965, which produced some of the first abstract expressionist art in Tennessee. <br/><br/>In 1982 he retired from teaching, and, in 1984, he opened the Sublett Gallery in Knoxville. In 1991, "The Unseen Carl Sublett" was the first exhibit at the new Knoxville Museum of Art (built on the site of the 1982 World's Fair). Sublett won numerous awards for his paintings and was a member of the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collections of the National Academy of Design, The Tennessee State Museum, and Cheekwood, Nashville. (Source: The Tennessee Arts Commission).

PROVENANCE: The collection of William and Danya Downey, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Minor scratches to frame. [See more photos →]

$1,920.00
602 Lot 602: 1861 Tkn 50C CSA Scott Obverse, PCGS Genuine 1861 Tkn 50C CSA Scott Obverse, PCGS Genuine Lot 602: 1861 Tkn 50C CSA Scott Obverse, PCGS Genuine

1861 50C CSA Scott restrike half dollar white metal coin, PCGS Genuine. Obverse: Scott Confederate States of America device. Reverse: C.S.A. New Orleans Confederate State device. (Coin Index PCGS 340403). Note: In the post Civil War period J.W. Scott (a Northerner) saw a demand for Civil War Confederate States historical coins and purchased the CSA dies and produced white metal tokens such as this one being offered at auction. With the success of minting this token Scott and his peers proceeded to purchased 500 1861 half dollars and with the CSA die proceeded to restrike 500 seated liberty silver coins. Over 150 years later this rare and collectable coin still remains sought after among avid coin collectors.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Graded by PCGS as Genuine with PVC residue. [See more photos →]

$1,830.00
615 Lot 615: Group of Three Hermes Printed Enamel Bracelets Group of Three Hermes Printed Enamel Bracelets Lot 615: Group of Three Hermes Printed Enamel Bracelets

1st item: Hermes goldtone "Hermes Loquet Qu'Importe Le Flacon" design Clic Clac bangle bracelet with cloisonne perfume bottle decoration on a cobalt ground and pivoting clasp. Retains the original Hermes box. 2nd item: Hermes goldtone Clic Clac Flacon bangle with cloisonne lion couple decoration. Retains the original Hermes box. 3rd item: Hermes Feux d'Artifice enameled bangle bracelet featuring a man on horseback on a red enamel ground. Retains the original Hermes box. Size S.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: All bracelets with light general wear consistent with occasional use. [See more photos →]

$1,830.00
739 Lot 739: 8 Herend Rabbit Porcelain Figurines, incl. Large Rabbit 8 Herend Rabbit Porcelain Figurines, incl. Large Rabbit Lot 739: 8 Herend Rabbit Porcelain Figurines, incl. Large Rabbit

Eight (8) Herend hand-painted porcelain rabbit or bunny figurines with fishnet decoration and gilt accents throughout, including one (1) large blue rabbit in upright position; one (1) red recumbent rabbit; two (2) blue crouched rabbits; one (1) blue pair of rabbits; one (1) green long-ear rabbit; one (1) green seated rabbit; one (1) green crouched rabbit with sticker to underside. All with blue Herend stamp mark and incised model numbers to undersides. Ranging from 1 1/2" H to 6 1/4" H. Hungarian, 20th or early 21st century.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: All pieces in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,830.00
579 Lot 579: Unwritten History of Slavery, 1945, Fisk University Unwritten History of Slavery, 1945, Fisk University Lot 579: Unwritten History of Slavery, 1945, Fisk University

SOCIAL SCIENCES SOURCE DOCUMENTS NO. 1: UNWRITTEN HISTORY OF SLAVERY, AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF NEGRO EX-SLAVES", Social Science Institute, Fisk University, Nashville TN, 1945. Contributing editors Ophelia Settle Egypt, Jitsuichi Masuoka, and Charles S. Johnson. 1st Edition, approx. 330 one-sided typewritten copied (mimeographed) pages; paper wraps in perfect binding, spine reinforcement. Original printing of No. 1 in a series of at least 6 studies conducted by Johnson at Fisk University, reproducing oral interviews with former slaves, this one conducted by Ophelia Settle Egypt between 1929-1930. Note: The Fisk collection of slave narratives evolved as an unanticipated consequence of research directed by Charles S. Johnson, who had established the Social Science Institute at Fisk in 1928. One of Johnson's earliest projects, an extensive community study of the African-American neighborhoods adjacent to Fisk in Nashville, foreshadowed the influence his research training at the University of Chicago's renowned Department of Sociology was to exert on the Fisk collection of slave narratives. In that study, Johnson's research design relied heavily on personal interviews, and Ophelia Settle of the Institute's research staff interviewed a large number of former slaves. Johnson quickly recognized the value of preserving such firsthand accounts of slave life and urged that a concerted effort be made to obtain them. In addition to those in Nashville, interviews were conducted in rural Tennessee and Kentucky and later as an integral component of Johnson's study of Macon County, Alabama, which formed the substance of his analysis of the plantation as a social institution. These interviews proved so satisfactory that Johnson planned to publish a volume based on an analysis of the one hundred documents Settle had obtained. Although the plan was never realized, the Institute's Unwritten History of Slavery reproduced approximately one-third of the narratives. Source: Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/collections/slave-narratives-from-the-federal-writers-project-1936-to-1938/articles-and-essays/introduction-to-the-wpa-slave-narratives/slave-narratives-from-slavery-to-the-great-depression/

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: Front cover with chips to edge, light toning throughout, through publisher's error, some pages repeat near the end of the book, displacing the proper pages [See more photos →]

$1,830.00
114 Lot 114: Sterling Strauser Large O/B Painting, Elderly Couple Sterling Strauser Large O/B Painting, Elderly Couple Lot 114: Sterling Strauser Large O/B Painting, Elderly Couple

Large Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) oil on board painting depicting an elderly man and woman seated together on a red high back sofa or settle. Signed and dated "Sterling Strauser, 1941" lower right. Unframed. 36" H x 46" W.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Kathryn Zervos, granddaughter of the artist.

CONDITION: Wear and losses to perimeter, primarily to the corners. With surface grime especially to center, extending from left edge into man's suit. [See more photos →]

$1,830.00
490 Lot 490: Wilma Lucile Van Slyck Western Landscape, Glacier National Park Wilma Lucile Van Slyck Western Landscape, Glacier National Park Lot 490: Wilma Lucile Van Slyck Western Landscape, Glacier National Park

Wilma Lucile Van Slyck (Ohio, 1898-1982), oil on panel painting depicting the St. Mary River in Glacier National Park, flowing through boulders surrounded by evergreens. Signed lower right: "L Van Slyck." Location inscribed en verso: "St. Mary just above falls / 5 miles above / Going-to-the-Sun-Camp / Glacier National Park." Panel size: 16" H x 20" W. Framed in a gold tone hand carved wood frame. Artist Biography (excerpted from "A Timeless Legacy: Women Artists of Glacier National Park," Hockaday Museum of Art, copyright 2015): "Born in 1898 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Lucile Van Slyck began to spend summers in Montana when she was a teenager. Van Slyck could be considered the fearless archetype of the early female artists who came to paint in Glacier National Park. In the spring of 1930, while the Park was still under several feet of snow, an Ohio newspaper reported, 'Lucile Van Slyck, a young woman artist of Cincinnati, Ohio, astounded the hard-boiled Rocky Mountain natives by packing in alone, penetrating the Many Glacier region where she set up camp with the winter still upon this mountain country.'
The article stated that Van Slyck went into the country light; carrying, besides her tent and a month's provisions, only her easel, brushes, paper and watercolors. Upon hearing that a woman was heading into the region alone, Park Superintendent J. R. Eakin immediately dispatched a ranger to watch over her. The ranger, with the usual gallantry of the Westerner, followed Miss Van Slyck's snowshoe tracks. The article continued, "Upon coming on her, he was surprised to find she already had set up camp and started a cheerful fire going, with coffee nearly ready."
When asked why she arrived so early in the year, Lucile stated that she simply wanted to paint the snow contrasting with the dark waters, just as the ice opened up.
Van Slyck pursued her art for five years at the Cincinnati Art Academy. Later, she studied at The National Academy of Design in New York City and at the Lewis Comfort Tiffany Foundation at Oyster Bay, New York.
In 1930 at the Presbyterian Church in Kalispell, Montana, Van Slyck held an exhibition of her Native American portraits and landscape paintings. Her work in the show included Heaven's Peak, Mt. Canon, The Garden Wall, Granite Park to Indian Pass from the top of Mt. Brown, and several views of McDonald Lake. Also displayed in the Kalispell show was a life-size rendering of Emma Last Star and her daughter. After this first public showing, Van Slyck accompanied the paintings to exhibitions in the East.
A Montana trip was always an exciting challenge for Van Slyck. She hiked with a forty-five pound pack on her back, camped alone and split her own wood. She often felt the journey was more of an accomplishment than her painting. The Blackfeet tribe adopted her as a member. Lucile was given the name Ko-ko-me-kee-sum, which translated means, "Princess Moonlight Woman". "

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light localized surface crazing. [See more photos →]

$1,820.00
718 Lot 718: Kim Frohsin painting, Eureka PG & E Plant Kim Frohsin painting, Eureka PG & E Plant Lot 718: Kim Frohsin painting, Eureka PG & E Plant

Kim Frohsin (b. 1961, California), Titled "Eureka: PG & E plant". Acrylic on canvas painting depicting an industrial building with smoke stack. Signed & dated lower right and verso: "Frohsin / 1990". Framed floating in a modern wood tone shadow frame with gilt fillet. Sight: 36" H X 36" W. Framed: 39 1/4" H x 39 1/4" W.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Nora J. Robinson, Knoxville, TN

CONDITION: Very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00
502 Lot 502: 3 Native American Sterling Squash Blossom Necklaces 3 Native American Sterling Squash Blossom Necklaces Lot 502: 3 Native American Sterling Squash Blossom Necklaces

1st item: Navajo needlepoint turquoise and silver squash blossom necklace with 12 floral squash blossoms set with turquoise stones centered around one horseshoe form naja set with turquoise, all blossoms set on a double strand of silver beads. 13 1/4" L. 2nd item: Navajo turquoise and silver squash blossom necklace with 10 oval squash blossoms set with turquoise stones centered around one horseshoe form naja set with turquoise, all blossoms set on a double strand of silver beads. 14" L. 3rd item: Navajo coral and silver squash blossom necklace with 10 eliptical shaped squash blossoms set with coral stones centered around one horseshoe form naja set with coral, all set on a double strand of silver beads. 13 1/2" L. All unmarked, 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Nora J. Robinson, Knoxville, TN

CONDITION: All necklaces in overall good condition with light signs of wear. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00
458 Lot 458: Andreas Loewy Bronze Sculpture,"Playtime" Andreas Loewy Bronze Sculpture,"Playtime" Lot 458: Andreas Loewy Bronze Sculpture,"Playtime"

Andreas (Andy) F. Loewy (American, 20th century), "Playtime," bronze abstract sculpture, signed and dated 1983 on the base. 36" H x 30" W. Note: Loewy is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Prior to academia, Loewy was a designer of products, and he worked in the fields of architecture and sculpture.

PROVENANCE: Deaccessioned from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00
145 Lot 145: Pair of Early Ron Williams Landscape Paintings Pair of Early Ron Williams Landscape Paintings Lot 145: Pair of Early Ron Williams Landscape Paintings

Pair of Ron Williams (Tennessee, 1947-2016) landscape painting on board, possibly mixed media. One depicts a wooded area surrounding a still body of water in shades of brown and green; the other depicts a path or stream running alongside trees with an opening to the right. Both signed "Ronald Williams" in black ink along lower edge. Writing in pink ink to paper en verso, recording old appraisal value and date on each. One painting retains "Variations Victoria" gallery label en verso. Each matted and housed under glass in a molded gilt wood frame. Both paintings: Sight: 10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" W. Framed: 14 3/4" H x 14 3/4" W. Biography: A native of Knoxville, TN and Navy veteran, Ron Williams began painting in his early adulthood and painted for over 40 years. He is best known for his numerous Hudson River School stylized depictions of Southern Highland and Appalachian landscapes, primarily depicting East Tennessee and Western North Carolina.

PROVENANCE: A Knoxville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Both overall good condition. Minor streaks of in-making paint separation to left side tree area of greener landscape. Faint brown specks to sky area of landscape with body of water, possibly errant paint. Not examined outside of frames. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00
81 Lot 81: Faux Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy Faux Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy Lot 81: Faux Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

Antique faux tortoiseshell tea caddy with silvered mountings, having a lid with rounded corners and base with bone trim, the divided interior lined with printed blue paper and retaining both interior lids. 6 3/4" H x 8" W x 5" D. 19th century.

CONDITION: Top with minor wear to top left corner and some clouding back right edge. A couple of areas of lifting to tortoiseshell overlay and a couple of minor chips. One interior lid with old repair to one corner. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00
807 Lot 807: Jim Martin Abstract Bronze and Stone Sculpture Jim Martin Abstract Bronze and Stone Sculpture Lot 807: Jim Martin Abstract Bronze and Stone Sculpture

Jim Martin (California, b. 1953) sculpture with pierced, arrow-shaped bronze wedge, raised on a sand-colored, stippled surface rectangular stone block, etched with signature "Martin 08" top of stone, 28" H x 9" W x 5 1/2" D.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of artist Michael Madzo.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$1,708.00
196 Lot 196: Jeweler's Regulator Floor Clock, Lenzkirch Jeweler's Regulator Floor Clock, Lenzkirch Lot 196: Jeweler's Regulator Floor Clock, Lenzkirch

Jeweler's Regulator floor clock by Lenzkirch, walnut case with figured walnut veneers and pine secondary wood, triangular pediment with center plinth and molded cornice above an incised frieze, over a case with carved rosettes and scrolled corner ornaments. White porcelain sunken dial with copper bezel (10.5" Dia.), black Roman hour markers with outer minute track, Breguet style hour hands and center swept second hand, impressed to rear dial "454871". Single train/weight driven regulator movement, signed "Lenzkirch / A. G. U. / 454871", anchor escapement with adjustable pallets. Behind a long conforming and glazed front door, the base with decorative incised key drawer, on a plinth with bun feet. 76 1/4"H x 22"W x 10 1/2"D. Circa 1880, Germany.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Peggy and the late Carroll Rosamond of Madison, Mississippi.

CONDITION: Works appear to be complete but not guaranteed to be functional. Lacking finial. Door is slightly warped; key and part of the escutcheon are missing, so latches have been added to keep door closed. Small shrinkage cracks to upper portion of door. Losses and damage to incised pediment. Case is otherwise in overall good condition with a few minor scattered small losses and abrasions. Excessive worming to case pediment and scattered light worming throughout case. [See more photos →]

$1,708.00
173 Lot 173: Running Horse Weathervane Running Horse Weathervane Lot 173: Running Horse Weathervane

Full-bodied running horse weathervane, possibly by J.W. Fiske, copper with cast zinc head; mounted to pole with gilt orb and directionals, and secured to a later wooden base. Horse: 17 1/2"H x 34"L (nose to tail) x 5"W. Overall (with base and directionals): 75"h x 37"W x 31"D. American, circa 1870.

PROVENANCE: Private Alabama collection, purchased c. 1980s from Rich's Antiques, Decatur, Alabama.

CONDITION: Verdigris surface, filled bullet holes; welded repairs including to tail, rear leg. Denting to gilt orb.The pole and directionals may not be original to the horse. [See more photos →]

$1,708.00
545 Lot 545: 9 Robert E Lee Images incl. Funeral by Miley; Brady Portraits 9 Robert E Lee Images incl. Funeral by Miley; Brady Portraits Lot 545: 9 Robert E Lee Images incl. Funeral by Miley; Brady Portraits

1st Item: Warm-toned silver gelatin print on paper of Michael Miley's photograph of Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee's funeral on October 15th, 1870. This "uncropped" version shows mourners gathering beside College Chapel (Lee Chapel) on the campus of Lexington, VA's Washington College (Washington and Lee Univ.), with a view of the College's antebellum buildings as well as a utility barn in the foreground and African-American onlookers present lower left. Late 19th century; 12 3/4" W x 9 1/2" H.

2nd Item: Early 20th C. silver-gelatin cabinet card print of Lee in uniform, 3/4 length standing, from an 1864 full-length photograph by J. Vannerson in his studio in Richmond, VA, where Lee had reluctantly posed for a series of portraits [Meredith 47]. Image: 7 " H x 5" W. Card: 10 " H x 8" W.

3rd Item: CDV albumen print on cardstock of Robert E. Lee, a photograph of an unknown but skilled artist's drawing of J. Vannerson's 3/4 profile portrait, but rendered in much lighter tones than the original, marked "Cook Richmond, Va." to front lower card. Overall 6 1/2" H x 4/14" W.

4th-6th Items: Silver gelatin on paper prints of Mathew Brady's April 1865 photographs of Lee in Richmond after his surrender at Appomattox, likely from Brady's original negatives, as upon Brady's death he passed down his immense body of work to his apprentice and nephew, Levin C. Handy. Three large 8×10's, sharply printed with a rich separation of tonal values, show Lee standing in full length pose, seated in profile, and again seated with his son General George Washington Custis Lee standing on his right, and Colonel Walter Taylor to his left. Stamped en verso with "L.C. Handy Studios 494 MD. Ave. S.W. Washington, D.C." ca. 1st quarter 20th C. 9 5/8" H x 8" W.

7th Item: 19th C. albumen print on card of an unknown artist's rendition of the Minnis & Cowell 1863 photograph of Lee standing, the photo that appeared in the July 2, 1864 edition of Harper's Weekly as an engraving; Image 7 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W; Card 9 1/2" H x 7 3/4" W.

8th Item: Oval albumen print after Tesselin's engraving of L. M. D. Guillaume's painting of Lee on the Field of Battle, mounted to card stock with printed oval rings and "General R. E. Lee" beneath image, unknown maker. Image 7" H x 5" W, Card 10" H x 8" W.

9th Item: Silver gelatin print on heavy paper of Michael Miley's full length, 3/4 portrait of Lee taken in 1868-69 in Boude and Miley's Lexington studio, sepia-toned monochrome, 10" H x 8" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: 1st Item: shows significant foxing and toning, noticeable in the sky areas, although some of the vignetting is present on the original negative; dark areas on the lower edges show silvering, reverse with paper loss and glue residue from having been mounted. 2nd Item: very good condition, dark areas show some silvering, light spots on image are from original, card shows uneven darkening along left and bottom, smudging, reverse with pencil writing. 3rd Item: Excellent condition, slight toning upper right front corner of card and on reverse, pencil notations on reverse. 4th-6th items: excellent condition with slight curling and chipping to corners, slight smudges to reverse, and pencil notations. 7th Item; toning to upper right of image, chipping throughout; 8th Item: card has dark toning and scattered perforations, image with chips missing upper left. 9th Item: Excellent condition, no discernible toning, small white "scratch" on top of table. [See more photos →]

$1,690.00
440 Lot 440: Klaus Ihlenfeld Modernist Sculpture, White Marble Klaus Ihlenfeld Modernist Sculpture, White Marble Lot 440: Klaus Ihlenfeld Modernist Sculpture, White Marble

Klaus Ihlenfeld (American/German, b. 1934) 20th century abstract carved white marble sculpture, cube form with uniform depth linear circular impressions to the top and to each side, with rounded edges. Signed on base. 8 1/2" H X 8 1/4" W. Biography: Klaus K. Ihlenfeld was born in Berlin. He studied art at the Hochschule f&uuml;r Bildende K&uuml;nste and completed graduate work with the metal sculptor Hans Uhlmann. He visited the US in 1957 for the first time living in Durham, NC, where he befriended Dr. W. R. Valentiner, the Rembrandt authority and Director of the Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC. Through this friendship in 1960 he met and worked with the metal sculptor Harry Bertoia in Barto, PA. Ihlenfeld joined the Staempfli Gallery in NYC and entered in many group and one-man shows. He has been an Artist-in-Residence in Ogden, Utah; Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia, Penn State University at University Park; the Colorado State University in Denver; and Shippensburg University. He has large commissions at Kutztown University, Pottstown Hospital, and a monumental relief sculpture at the Emigrant Savings Bank in NYC. We wish to thank Mr. Ihlenfeld for confirming to us on 1/19/23 that this is his work. He noted that although he is best known for his bronze sculptures, this was one of only a handful of works he ever executed in marble.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Ronnie Steine, Nashville, by descent from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Steine.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,690.00
427 Lot 427: Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Fall Front Desk / Secretary by Quaint Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Fall Front Desk / Secretary by Quaint Lot 427: Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Fall Front Desk / Secretary by Quaint

Arts & Crafts Mission oak fall front desk/secretary by Quaint Stickley Bros. Co. Model: 6500. Gallery top, fall front desk surface, fitted compartmentalized interior, two short drawers over one long drawer, mortise and tenon construction, each side with two arched cut-outs, lower shelf/stretcher, copper hardware. Attached metal badge to underside: "Quaint Furniture / Stickley Brothers Co. / Grand Rapids Mich." Closed: 48" H x 36" W x 14 1/8" D. Open: 48" H x 36" W x 28 3/4" D. American, early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Nora J. Robinson, Knoxville, TN

CONDITION: Very good overall condition with an old surface. Minor nicks, dents to edges, scuffs, scratches, surface wear to finish, separation at joints commensurate with age and use. [See more photos →]

$1,690.00
395 Lot 395: 2 PePe Mendoza Mid-Century Brass & Ceramic Table Trays 2 PePe Mendoza Mid-Century Brass & Ceramic Table Trays Lot 395: 2 PePe Mendoza Mid-Century Brass & Ceramic Table Trays

Two (2) Pe Pe Mendoza mid-20th century brass and inlaid ceramic table trays, including one in the form of a lotus flower and the other with a woman laying with feet bent back and head facing up. Flower tray with the original label and pen tray with impressed mark. 7 1/2" dia. and 9 1/4" L x 4 1/8" W.

CONDITION: Both items overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,690.00
229 Lot 229: 6 Herend Porcelain Sea Creatures, incl. Octopus & Shell 6 Herend Porcelain Sea Creatures, incl. Octopus & Shell Lot 229: 6 Herend Porcelain Sea Creatures, incl. Octopus & Shell

Six (6) Herend hand-painted porcelain sea creature figurines with fishnet decoration and gilt accents throughout, including one (1) black octopus; one (1) black whale; one (1) purple shark; one (1) blue shell; one (1) blue seahorse; one (1) blue pair of fish. All with blue Herend stamp mark and model numbers to undersides. Ranging from 1 1/4" H to 4 1/4" H. Hungarian, 20th or early 21st century.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: All pieces overall good condition. Minor chip to tip of seahorse spine, 1/8" L. [See more photos →]

$1,690.00
191 Lot 191: Federal Bullseye Mirror, Eagle Federal Bullseye Mirror, Eagle Lot 191: Federal Bullseye Mirror, Eagle

A Federal bullseye mirror, circular carved and gilt-wood gesso moulded frame with an inset circular convex mirror, surmounted eagle with spanning wings holding a chain with a small orb attached, resting on a stack of block stone, flanked by a stylized acanthus leafs to each side of frame and bottom. 41" H x 24" W x 5 1/2" D. Possibly American, early 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Oxidation to mirror. Some surface wear. Scattered separation to joints, and moulding. Scattered repairs to eagle. Minor losses to gesso. Commensurate with age and use. [See more photos →]

$1,690.00
38 Lot 38: English Sterling Silver Tea Kettle on Stand, Garrard & Co. English Sterling Silver Tea Kettle on Stand, Garrard & Co. Lot 38: English Sterling Silver Tea Kettle on Stand, Garrard & Co.

Sterling silver hot water or tea kettle on stand, the kettle having a round form with cut cardwork decoration at the domed lid and hexagonal spout, and a fixed upright handle, atop a separate stand with four scroll legs and hexagonal stepped feet and a removable burner. Underside of kettle is engraved, "the 21st Christmas" and hallmarked for Garrard & Co., London, 1963. (Kettle, stand, keys and lid all hallmarked). Overall – 12 1/2"H x 10"W x 7"D. Total weight including kettle, stand and burner – 63.77 oz troy. Note: this item is accompanied by a 1974 appraisal from Garrard & Co. for a previous owner.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$1,690.00
727 Lot 727: William Lester Stevens O/B Winter Landscape William Lester Stevens O/B Winter Landscape Lot 727: William Lester Stevens O/B Winter Landscape

William Lester Stevens (American, 1888-1969) oil on board winter landscape painting depicting trees laden with frost and snow along an ice-covered creek surrounded by a snowy field. Signed "W. Lester Stevens," lower right. Board – 16"H x 20"W.

CONDITION: Some small areas of craquelure to areas of thick impasto; some inpainting to small, scattered flakes in sky area; remnants of gold paint from former frame along the lower perimeter. Recently cleaned. [See more photos →]

$1,680.00
459 Lot 459: Sam Richards Steel Sculpture, Mallia II Sam Richards Steel Sculpture, Mallia II Lot 459: Sam Richards Steel Sculpture, Mallia II

Sam Richards (Delaware/Kentucky, 1946-1994), "Mallia II," c. 1983, abstract steel sculpture comprising pieces of curved metal in various lengths and thicknesses, and a single axe head. Unsigned. 45 1/2" H x 53" W x 43" D. Biography: Sam Richards was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1946. He attended the University of Delaware, Skowhegan School in Maine, Tyler School of Art's Rome program, and later earned his M.F.A. at Indiana University. Richards spent time in the Northeast before moving to teach at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Soon after, he moved to Louisville, Kentucky where he taught at the University of Louisville. (adapted from the artist's website samrichardsart.com)

PROVENANCE: Deaccessioned from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Scattered oxidation/wear throughout with rust, some scratching. Some remaining gun blue to surface. [See more photos →]

$1,680.00
350 Lot 350: Attrib. George Dury, Large Oil on Canvas Portrait of the Rhea Sisters, ca. 1887 Attrib. George Dury, Large Oil on Canvas Portrait of the Rhea Sisters, ca. 1887 Lot 350: Attrib. George Dury, Large Oil on Canvas Portrait of the Rhea Sisters, ca. 1887

Attributed to George Dury (Tennessee, 1817-1894), "The Rhea Sisters," large full-length oil on canvas portrait painting depicting three young girls standing against an abstract mottled brown background. The three sisters, identified as Byrd Rhea Robinson, Ann Rhea and Sara Rhea Hallowes, are wearing green, white, and pink dresses with wide sashes.The center child has pink flowers in her hair and is holding a straw hat with additional flowers, the young girl in the pink dress is also holding a pink flower and the young girl in the green dress holds onto the center sister's hand and arm. Unsigned. Housed in a period carved and stenciled gilt wood frame. Sight: 57 3/4" H x 44" W. Framed: 72 1/4" H x 57 1/2" W x 5" D. Circa 1887. Note: The sitters are believed to be the daughters of William D. Rhea and Lucy Ransom Rhea of Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Mr. Rhea's father, Col. Byrd Smith Rhea, was a drygoods merchant in Nashville. This painting has been documented by the TN Portrait Project (with outdated paternal information). The likely artist George Dury, studied art in Bavaria before immigrating to Tennessee, and was one of Nashville's most important 19th century portrait painters.

PROVENANCE: Deaccessioned from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

CONDITION: The painting has been conserved and relined. UV light inspection shows areas of inpainting to face, neck and right arm of young girl wearing the green dress and minor inpainting to the face of the young girl in pink. Minor scattered inpainting to dresses and background. The frame with scattered light wear, abrasions and shrinkage. [See more photos →]

$1,680.00
75 Lot 75: Natchez MS Coin Silver Soup Ladle, Emile Profilet Natchez MS Coin Silver Soup Ladle, Emile Profilet Lot 75: Natchez MS Coin Silver Soup Ladle, Emile Profilet

Natchez, Mississippi coin silver punch or soup ladle fiddle and thread handle, marks for retailer Emile Profilet, working New Orleans, Louisiana, c. 1822 and Natchez, Mississippi, 1823-1866, and pseudo-hallmarks for maker William Gale and Son of New York, working 1850-1857 and 1863-1866. Three part script monogram to front and MTV monogram verso. 9.2 oz. troy, 14"L.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern Collection.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. Profilet mark is rubbed, light scratches, minor wear. [See more photos →]

$1,680.00
637 Lot 637: 12 Frank Smith Sterling Cups 12 Frank Smith Sterling Cups Lot 637: 12 Frank Smith Sterling Cups

Set of twelve (12) Frank Smith sterling cups having tall tapering bodies and slightly flared rims. Bases marked with maker's mark, STERLING and G76. No monograms. 4 1/2" H. 33.820 total troy ounces.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Dr. & Mrs. John H Cheek, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: All cups in overall good condition with very light use wear. Not monogrammed. [See more photos →]

$1,586.00
548 Lot 548: Collection of 11 Robert E. Lee Images incl Traveller, Miley Collection of 11 Robert E. Lee Images incl Traveller, Miley Lot 548: Collection of 11 Robert E. Lee Images incl Traveller, Miley

1st Item: Photo on toned paper of the Ernest Ipsen's 1931 portrait of Robert E. Lee as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, 9 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W. 2nd Item: A photograph of the portrait hanging at West Point of a young Robert E. Lee in his U.S. Army uniform, painted by William Edward West in 1838 (notes by Horn on reverse indicate this photo was used in his book "The Boys' Life of Robert E. Lee", 1935); 9 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W. 3rd Item: A black and white photo on paper of Charles Hoffbauer's "Summer" portion of his "Four Seasons of the Confederacy" mural in The Virginia Museum of History and Culture located in Richmond. Card: 10" W x 8" H. 4th-5th Items: 2 copies of Brady's photographs of Lee after his surrender, one standing pose, the other seated with his son G.W. Custis Lee and Colonel W.H. Taylor standing beside. Printed on 8"x10" glossy paper by Dementi Studio (backstamp). 6th-8th Items: 3 prints of Lee on his horse Traveller, from Michael Miley's Sept., 1866 photograph, one on 8×10" glossy paper; an early 8×10" print on matte paper, and a 6 1/2" W x 5" H. on matte. 9th Item: Lee on Traveller in a city scene usually identified as Petersburg, VA, printed by Dementi Studio with a soft focus vignette surrounding horse and rider, 8"x10" paper. 10th Item: Lithograph portrait on paper of Lee, from Forbes Litho. Co.'s Famous Americans Series, page 11 3/4" H x 8" W. 11th Item: Print on paper of Vannerson's 1864 standing portrait; 9 1/2" H x 6 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All in good condition with previous owner pencil notations on reverse; older photo of Traveller with considerable damage to top of paper; Forbes litho has small tears. [See more photos →]

$1,586.00
519 Lot 519: Mauser P38 Byf/44, 9mm Luger, 1944 WW2 Police Use Mauser P38 Byf/44, 9mm Luger, 1944 WW2 Police Use Lot 519: Mauser P38 Byf/44, 9mm Luger, 1944 WW2 Police Use

Mauser-built P38 Byf/44 pistol with original issued holster; matching serial #7235 on frame, slide, front block, and holster; "P38" and "byf 44" (Mauser 1944) on the left side, "Eagle over N" test fire mark and military "WaA135" acceptance marks. The same mark is also found blind-stamped on the right side of slide, but also with an "Eagle over Swastika L" mark indicating Police Issue. Fitted with plastic grip panels, unmarked, which is consistent with Mauser production during this period. Smooth double action, clean, shiny bore, barrel intentionally left un-smoothed w/ machining marks, 70% original finish remaining, with two magazines; original issued holster with matching serial.

Historical note: Germany required Mauser to use the code "byf" instead of "Mauser" on their weapons to hopefully hide the factory from Allied bombing raids. NOTE: Most firearms made after 1898 require passing an FFL background check prior to transfer. The date of production for this gun makes it subject to FFL rules. Please be prepared with proper identification and information. If you do not reside in Tennessee, an FFL dealer in your state is required to complete the transfer.

PROVENANCE: A Nashville, Tennessee Estate.

CONDITION: 1 magazine with non matching serial #, spare with no #; right side of slide with rubbed finish. [See more photos →]

$1,586.00
477 Lot 477: Walter Hollis Stevens Abstract Acrylic Painting, Open Windows Walter Hollis Stevens Abstract Acrylic Painting, Open Windows Lot 477: Walter Hollis Stevens Abstract Acrylic Painting, Open Windows

Walter Hollis Stevens (Tennessee, 1927-1980) modernist abstract acrylic on canvas painting titled "Open Windows" consisting of various layered geometric shapes in multiple hues. Signed and dated "Stevens '66" lower left. Title, additional signature and date, medium, and dimensions inscribed, en verso to the stretcher. Housed in original wooden frame. Sight: 40" H x 36" W. Framed:40 3/4" H x 36 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: A Knoxville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. A couple of minor pinprick accretions upper right quadrant, minor abrasions to the frame. [See more photos →]

$1,586.00
416 Lot 416: Dorothy Sturm Large Glass Assemblage, c. 1960 Dorothy Sturm Large Glass Assemblage, c. 1960 Lot 416: Dorothy Sturm Large Glass Assemblage, c. 1960

Dorothy Sturm (American/Tennessee, 1910-1988), untitled glass and mixed media assemblage, circa 1960-1965. The work consists of 137 total panes of glass of varying colors and textures, some enhanced with a collage of appliqued glass, fabric and other materials, all fitted into four wooden sections with 36 openings. Unsigned. 55" x 115 1/2" x 4 3/4". <br/><br/>Biography: Dorothy Sturm was born in Memphis. At 19 she moved to New York City where she studied at the Grand Central School of Art, the Art Students League, and Columbia University. Sturm moved back to Memphis in 1934, and the next year she became a founding faculty member at the Memphis Academy of Art [later the Memphis College of Art]. In her early career, Sturm focused on creating collages, drawings, and mixed media paintings on paper, and she taught classes on the same subjects. To supplement her income, she also began working for the Binswanger Glass Company in the mid-1950s. <br/><br/>At Binswanger, Sturm learned the basics of stained-glass construction, and it was also during this time that she began experimenting with enameling, both of which became an important part of her work in abstract expressionism design over the next two decades. Her art is in numerous collections including the American Embassy in Paris, the Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art in Washington, DC; the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, AR; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN; Charleston Museum in Charleston, WV; The Chicago Art Institute in Chicago, IL; the Jean DeMenil Collection in Paris, the First Tennessee Heritage Collection, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and the National Ornamental Metal Museum (Source: Tennessee Arts Commission).

PROVENANCE: Deaccessioned from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

CONDITION: 7 of the original glass panes are absent. Approximately a half dozen panes have been remounted/stabilized. Includes a box of extra glass panes, most broken, 3 intact, which may or may not be original to the work. [See more photos →]

$1,586.00
344 Lot 344: Theodor Geisel / Dr. Seuss Serigraph, A Man Who Has Made An Unwise Purchase Theodor Geisel / Dr. Seuss Serigraph, A Man Who Has Made An Unwise Purchase Lot 344: Theodor Geisel / Dr. Seuss Serigraph, A Man Who Has Made An Unwise Purchase

Theodor Seuss (Dr Seuss) Geisel (American, Massachusetts/California,1904 – 1991) limited edition serigraph, laid on archival canvas, titled "A Man Who Has Made An Unwise Purchase". Signed lower right and numbered 273/375. Original COA en verso. Housed in a simple blond wood frame with black liner. Sight: 35" H x 26 1/2" W. Framed: 41 1/4" H x 35 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Craquelure throughout. [See more photos →]

$1,586.00
102 Lot 102: Large European Oil on Canvas Pastoral Landscape, 18th Century Large European Oil on Canvas Pastoral Landscape, 18th Century Lot 102: Large European Oil on Canvas Pastoral Landscape, 18th Century

Large Continental School, 18th century large panoramic oil on canvas pastoral landscape, depicting Classical figures engaged in various activities (fishing, tending sheep, etc.) along a calm river mid-ground, with castles nestled into cliffs and mountains rising beyond. Unsigned. Housed in a later carved gilt wood frame. Sight: 32" H x 57" W. Framed: 37 1/2" H x 62 1/2" W.

CONDITION: Painting has been lined. Stretcher mark to left edge of canvas. Repaired tear with fill and retouching to center left, 5" x 8", plus possible repaired linear tear with fill and retouching to center right, 7", and scattered areas of flaking with retouching especially to center, 3" x 2". Area of flaking or minor exfoliation losses to foliage in upper left, 3 1/2" x 2". Some areas of blanching noted to the varnish layer. Overall grime and scattered areas of light crazing. [See more photos →]

$1,586.00
89 Lot 89: Framed Collection of Grand Tour Intaglio Medallions or Tassies Framed Collection of Grand Tour Intaglio Medallions or Tassies Lot 89: Framed Collection of Grand Tour Intaglio Medallions or Tassies

Framed collection of Grand Tour intaglio plaster medallions or tassies, 83 total, primarily Classical subject matter with some religious, portrait and animal examples, in various shapes and sizes. Medallions are glue mounted to a paper and wood board and housed in a burl wood frame with gilt wood liner. Intaglios range in size from: 1" x 11" to 2 1/4" x 2 1/2". Overall framed: 19 3/4" H x 41 1/2" W. 19th century.

CONDITION: All in overall very good condition. Frame with minor wear and abrasions, mostly to corners. [See more photos →]

$1,586.00
647 Lot 647: Tiffany Sterling Vanity Set, 13 Pieces Tiffany Sterling Vanity Set, 13 Pieces Lot 647: Tiffany Sterling Vanity Set, 13 Pieces

Tiffany & Company sterling silver dressing or vanity set, thirteen pieces, all with engraved foliate designs and center cartouche with monogram, pattern code for 1928. Pieces include 1 hairbrush, 2 clothes brushes, 1 hand mirror, 1 large tapered box, 2 powder boxes, 1 rectangular box with shaped ends, 1 pill box, 1 shoe horn, 1 button hook, 1 nail file, and 1 faux tortoiseshell comb. All pieces marked TIFFANY & COMPANY MAKERS, STERLING SILVER, 21050B, and directorship mark for John C. Moore II. Set retains the original Tiffany felt storage bags. Ranging in size from 5/8" H x 1 7/8" dia. to 10 3/4" L. 27.01 weighable troy ounces.

CONDITION: All items with overall general expected use wear. Comb with losses to teeth and nail file with rusting to blade. All pieces monogrammed MWP. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
781 Lot 781: Tiffany & Co. Sterling, 18K, & Gemstone Ring & Earrings Tiffany & Co. Sterling, 18K, & Gemstone Ring & Earrings Lot 781: Tiffany & Co. Sterling, 18K, & Gemstone Ring & Earrings

1st item: Ladies sterling silver ring featuring two (2) natural cabochon sapphires, one (1) peridot, and one (1) pink tourmaline mounted in 18K yellow gold bezels. The ring is marked "2001 Tiffany & Co 925 750" and XRF tests sterling silver. The ring is size 7 and has a gross weight of 16.27 grams. 2nd item: Ladies sterling silver hoop earrings by Tiffany and Company featuring two (2) natural sapphires, two (2) peridot, and two (2) pink tourmalines mounted in 18K yellow gold bezels. The earrings are marked "2001 Tiffany & Co 925 750" and XRF tests sterling silver. The earrings are 5/8" x 1/4" in size and have a gross weight of 15.61 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 31.88 grams.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Ellen H. Robinson, Knoxville, TN

CONDITION: All pieces overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
805 Lot 805: Faux Tortoiseshell Waiter Tray & English Case Dessert Set Faux Tortoiseshell Waiter Tray & English Case Dessert Set Lot 805: Faux Tortoiseshell Waiter Tray & English Case Dessert Set

1st item: English silverplate and faux tortoiseshell waiter tray, oval form having a shaped and pierced gallery with gadrooned edges, the center with silver-inlaid faux tortoise surrounding a central silverplated reserve (not monogrammed), cylindrical handles with applied acanthus leaf decoration, all resting on four ball feet. Three pseudo hallmarks to the base. 6" H x 26 1/4" L x 15 3/4" D. 20th century. 2nd item: An English Sheffield silverplate and mother-of-pearl cased dessert set, consisting of 12 forks and 12 knives with repousse and chased decoration. Housed in a custom box with green velvet and satin lining. Forks: 7" L. Knives: 8 5/8" L. Case: 2 1/2" H x 13" W x 10" D. 4th quarter of the 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Knoxville, Tennessee collection.

CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with some light use wear. Some shrinkage and very minor warping to tortoiseshell, most noticeable around the silverplated reserve. 2nd item: Overall very good condition with minimal signs of wear. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
552 Lot 552: John Rogers Civil War Figural Group, The Council of War John Rogers Civil War Figural Group, The Council of War Lot 552: John Rogers Civil War Figural Group, The Council of War

John Rogers (American, 1829 – 1904) painted Civil War plaster figural sculpture titled "The Council of War" depicting President Abraham Lincoln seated and examining a map with Lt. General Ulysses Grant and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton standing behind him. Signed and titled on the base. Patented in 1868. 24 1/8" H x 17 1/8" W x 13 7/8" D. Third quarter 19th century. Note: General Grant owned a copy of this sculpture and it is still on display in the parlor of his home. Additionally, Lincoln's son Robert said that Roger's sculpture was the best likeness of his father that he had seen. Biography: John Rogers was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1829, and by the age of 20 found he enjoyed clay modeling as a hobby. After financial troubles, he became a professional sculptor, spending six months studying in Paris and Rome in 1858. Between 1861 and 1865 he produced 14 different Civil War groups, preferring to show scenes of common soldiers and hardships at home. Eschewing bronze and marble statues, Rogers chose to cast his sculptures first in bronze, then make plaster copies to allow more Americans to be able to afford his works.

PROVENANCE: Elizabeth Ozment for the estate of Elliott Ozment, Nashville, Tennessee. Ozment was a leading Civil Rights and Immigration attorney in Nashville and former State Legislator.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition with very light and minor wear to painted surface, chipping to the base. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
332 Lot 332: William Holbrook Beard O/C, The Rivals, Exhibited 1858 William Holbrook Beard O/C, The Rivals, Exhibited 1858 Lot 332: William Holbrook Beard O/C, The Rivals, Exhibited 1858

William Holbrook Beard (New York/Ohio, 1824-1900) oil on canvas painting entitled The Rivals depicting two figures meeting on a country road. A full-figured man at left gestures demandingly while in conversation with a slimmer man accompanied by dog at right. With an expansive landscape visible in the distance behind them. Signed "W.H. Beard," lower left. With Alexander Gallery, New York label affixed to back of stretcher. Housed in a period gilt wood frame. Canvas: 20" H x 15 3/4" W. 24 1/2" H x 20 1/2" W. Exhibited, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1858, no. 167. Biographical Note: William H. Beard was born in Painesville, Ohio, in 1824. He studied with his older brother as a portrait painter, but was always interested in subjects found in nature. He painted animals and landscapes before gaining a national reputation as a painter of satirical scenes of animals acting like humans. He began his career as a portrait painter in New York City, then joined Hudson River artists Albert Bierstadt, Sanford Gifford, and Worthington Whittredge for two years in Europe. When he returned to America in 1858 he opened a studio in Buffalo, New York, where he met his future wife, Caroline LeClaire, the daughter of prominent portrait and genre artist, Thomas LeClaire. In 1866, Beard traveled by stage coach through Kansas to Denver with the noted travel writer Bayard Taylor. Beard spent most of the last 40 years of his career working in his studio in the renowned The Studio Building in New York City. In 1897, a reporter with The New York Times interviewed Beard and listed the artists Beard knew who had studios there in the past and present: Albert Bierstadt, J.G. Brown, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Church, Lockwood de Forest, William De Haas, Sanford Gifford, Winslow Homer, Emanuel Leutze, William Page, T. B. Reid, James Suydam, Hendrik-Kirk Kruseman Van Elten, Horatio Walker, Worthington Whittredge, and Thomas W. Wood. Beard stated that he had been working in this studio for over 36 years, further saying that Whittredge was there before him and still had a studio there. Although William H. Beard was an excellent portrait and landscape painter, his major income derived from his paintings of allegorical and fantasy subjects, especially bears. As a member of the National Academy of Design, he exhibited those works there. (Adapted from askART)

PROVENANCE: Private South Carolina Collection.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Canvas has been lined. With minor retouching to dog's hind quarters and to frame abrasion along lower edge, including signature area. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
224 Lot 224: 8 Herend Porcelain Wild Animals, incl. Platypus & Hippo 8 Herend Porcelain Wild Animals, incl. Platypus & Hippo Lot 224: 8 Herend Porcelain Wild Animals, incl. Platypus & Hippo

Eight (8) Herend hand-painted porcelain wild animal figurines with fishnet decoration and gilt accents throughout, including one (1) black and red orangutan pair of a mother and baby perched on naturalistic tree, with "Kingdom Classic 2010" stamp and sticker to underside; one (1) green elephant; one (1) black warthog or boar; one (1) black donkey; one (1) blue recumbent ram; one (1) blue seated monkey; one (1) blue hippopotamus; one (1) blue platypus. All with blue Herend stamp mark and incised model numbers to undersides. Ranging from 2 1/4" H to 5 1/2" H. Hungarian, 20th or early 21st century.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: All items overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
159 Lot 159: Mid-Atlantic Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Pitcher Mid-Atlantic Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Pitcher Lot 159: Mid-Atlantic Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Pitcher

Mid-Atlantic, possibly Baltimore, profusely cobalt decorated stoneware pitcher. Ovoid form with rounded rim, incised lines around the neck, ribbed pulled handled and rounded foot. Cobalt decorated with multiple swags below the rim and elaborate floral and leaf decoration to the body, glazed interior. Unmarked. 10 1/2" H. Mid-19th century.

PROVENANCE: The estates of Maurice and Barbara Magill, Silver City, NM and Thomasville, GA.

CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with an old glaze chip to the base. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
115 Lot 115: Sterling Strauser O/B, Self Portrait with Cat Sterling Strauser O/B, Self Portrait with Cat Lot 115: Sterling Strauser O/B, Self Portrait with Cat

Sterling Strauser (Pennsylvania, 1907-1995) small oil on board painting, a self-portrait depicting the artist with his pet black cat, Jasper. Inscribed signature upper right corner. Lyzon Gallery label en verso. Housed in a simple gilt wood frame and float mounted onto a larger black and gilt molded wood frame with black leather mat. Sight: 8 1/4" H x 10 1/2" W. Overall: 14 3/4" H x 16 1/2" W.

PROVENANCE: The collection of Dr. Ken and Linda Moore.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
67 Lot 67: Merriman & Clark Coin silver punch ladle Merriman & Clark Coin silver punch ladle Lot 67: Merriman & Clark Coin silver punch ladle

Large Memphis Tennessee coin silver soup or punch ladle, downturned fiddle handle marked MERRIMAN & CLARK in rectangle for James E. Merriman and Frederick H. Clark during their short-lived partnership in Memphis 1841-1847, monogrammed with stylized W on top of handle and "1849" on reverse. 12"L. 6.85 oz troy.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$1,560.00
618 Lot 618: 2 Hermes Silk Scarves, incl. Under the Waves Pattern, w/ Boxes 2 Hermes Silk Scarves, incl. Under the Waves Pattern, w/ Boxes Lot 618: 2 Hermes Silk Scarves, incl. Under the Waves Pattern, w/ Boxes

1st item: Hermes silk twill scarf, Under the Waves pattern, designed by Alice Shirley in 2016. Underwater themed with various multicolored aquatic creatures on a black ground. Retains the original Hermes box and care booklets. Approximately 35" square (90 cm). 2nd item: Hermes silk twill scarf, Rencontre Oceane pattern, designed by Annie Faivre in 2001, featuring a sea bed with a multitude of colorful fish and coral on a black ground with a teal and black border. Retains the original Hermes box. Approximately 35" square (90 cm).

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: 1st item: New, unused condition. Retains the original retailer tag and Hermes box. 2nd item: Very good like new condition. [See more photos →]

$1,524.00
691 Lot 691: 2 Tiffany & Company 18K Earrings 2 Tiffany & Company 18K Earrings Lot 691: 2 Tiffany & Company 18K Earrings

1st item: Ladies 18K yellow gold infinity knot stud earrings by Tiffany and Company featuring fifty-four (54) round brilliant diamonds approximately 1.08 carats together, Clarity-SI1, Color-I. The earrings are marked "T&Co 18K" and XRF test 18K gold. The earrings are 3/8" in size and have a gross weight of 5.42 grams. 2nd item: Ladies 18K yellow gold ribbon pierced clip back earrings designed by Tiffany and Company. The earrings are marked "Tiffany & Co 750" and XRF test 18K gold. The earrings are 7/8 x 5/8" in size and have a weight of 8.84 grams. Gross weight of the lot is 14.26 grams.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: All pieces in overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,464.00
190 Lot 190: Federal Rectangular Mirror, Eagle Crest Federal Rectangular Mirror, Eagle Crest Lot 190: Federal Rectangular Mirror, Eagle Crest

Giltwood looking glass for the American Market, featuring a figural eagle raised on an acanthus leaf and flanked by urns, surmounting a cornice tablet with swag and rosette, and a band of acanthus leaves, over a rectangular plate of glass. Two fluted side columns with acanthus leaf wraps, each having rosette blocks at top and base. 49"H x 27"W x 4"D. Likely English for the American market, early 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with replaced glass and backboards. Urns possibly replaced. Center tablet with an element of swag carving missing, wear and scattered losses to gilding up to 3/4" on sides and on rosettes, scattered small losses to carved elements. [See more photos →]

$1,464.00
180 Lot 180: 6 Shaker Items incl. South Union and Pleasant Hill 6 Shaker Items incl. South Union and Pleasant Hill Lot 180: 6 Shaker Items incl. South Union and Pleasant Hill

Group of six (6) items made by or used in various Shaker communities including: 1 glass preserves jar with paper label reading "Shaker Preserves, J. W. Perryman, South Union, KY"; one (1) round Harvard community one-finger pantry box with lid; one (1) Shaker made wood clothes pin; one (1) turned maple biscuit cutter from Pleasant Hill; one (1) paper covered box made in the Alfred, Maine community; and one (1) top of a cloak hanger from Pleasant Hill, KY. The cloak hanger, despite restrictions by the eastern Shaker leadership, is signed &ldquo;E * J&rdquo; likely for Sister Eliza Johnson. Eliza Johnson was born in Ireland about 1828. She appears to have come to the community in the years just following the Civil War, and remained there through the early 1880s. She worked as a weaver at Pleasant Hill. The Manifesto, the official Shaker magazine of the late 19th century, mentioned Eliza in the September 1886 issue, recording her death on the 27th of April 1885. The hanger was acquired from the collection of Clark and Mary Garrett of Fairfield Ohio, who purchased it from a private owner close to Pleasant Hill in the 1970s. 15"L. Other items ranging in size from 1 1/2" H x 2 1/2" dia. to 3 1/2" H x 6" W x 4" D, early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

CONDITION: Paper box with rubbing and minor losses, primarily to edges. Bisquit cutter with hairline to one side. Cloak hanger missing stand and or hook. Remaining items overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,464.00
174 Lot 174: Large Copper Eagle on Sphere, Weathervane or Flag Pole Topper Large Copper Eagle on Sphere, Weathervane or Flag Pole Topper Lot 174: Large Copper Eagle on Sphere, Weathervane or Flag Pole Topper

Large American copper weathervane or flag finial in the form of a three-dimensional hollow eagle with outstretched wings, perched atop an iron sphere or ball. Mounted to a custom iron stand with rectangular base. 28"H x 41"W x 15"D overall. Late 19th/early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Significant verdigris to copper eagle and rust to sphere from outdoor exposure. Repair to one or both wings. Loss to one tail feather, other smaller losses and splits to metal. [See more photos →]

$1,464.00
680 Lot 680: 18K Gold Charm Bracelet 18K Gold Charm Bracelet Lot 680: 18K Gold Charm Bracelet

Ladies 18K yellow gold rolo bracelet with two (2) 14K yellow gold charms featuring a bloodstone sphere and an azurmalachite sphere and a gold filled charm with a nephrite jade Buddha. The bracelet is marked "1AR 750" and XRF tests 18K gold. The charms XRF test 14K gold and gold filled. The bracelet is 8" L. and has a gross weight of 42.22 grams.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Ann H. Wells, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,440.00
296 Lot 296: 58 Partial Service Gorham Buttercup Sterling Flatware 58 Partial Service Gorham Buttercup Sterling Flatware Lot 296: 58 Partial Service Gorham Buttercup Sterling Flatware

58 pieces of Gorham Buttercup pattern sterling silver flatware. Includes twelve (12) modern hollow knives (9 1/4"L); eighteen (18) teaspoons (5 3/4" L); twelve (12) forks (7 1/2" L); thirteen (13) luncheon forks (7" L); three (3) oval soup spoons (7" L). All pieces stamped with maker's mark, Sterling, and patent year (1900); forks also marked "E" in rhombus denoting "extra" sterling weight (above trade grade; ref Charles Carpenter, Gorham Silver, p. 287). Some pieces monogrammed or dated. 58.92 weighable troy ounces.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light use wear. Some pieces monogrammed. [See more photos →]

$1,440.00
636 Lot 636: Tiffany & Co. Sterling Water Pitcher Tiffany & Co. Sterling Water Pitcher Lot 636: Tiffany & Co. Sterling Water Pitcher

Tiffany & Company sterling silver water pitcher, pattern #18181. Helmet shaped with bracket handle, curved and tapering body, and raised on a round stepped foot; 4-pint capacity. Base marked "Tiffany & Co./18181 Makers 5928/925-100/M/4Pints". 9 1/8" H. 33.030 troy ounces.

CONDITION: Minor denting to the base, one edge of base does not rest flush, otherwise overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,430.00
669 Lot 669: 18K Celtic Gemstone Brooch 18K Celtic Gemstone Brooch Lot 669: 18K Celtic Gemstone Brooch

Ladies 18K yellow gold brooch featuring 5 cabochon quartz variety stones (1 amethyst, 2 citrine, 1 prasiolite, 1 pink quartz). The brooch is marked "18K" and "ANF". The brooch is 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" in size. Gross weight of the brooch is 28.61 grams. [See more photos →]

$1,430.00
741 Lot 741: 11 Herend Animal Figurines, incl. Snails, Dogs, Cats & Pigs 11 Herend Animal Figurines, incl. Snails, Dogs, Cats & Pigs Lot 741: 11 Herend Animal Figurines, incl. Snails, Dogs, Cats & Pigs

Eleven (11) Herend hand-painted porcelain animal figurines with fishnet decoration and gilt accents throughout, including one (1) blue seated cat with ribbon collar; one (1) brown seated Dachshund; one (1) blue dog with frog figural; one (1) black standing otter; one (1) green kitten on ball of yarn; one (1) blue kitten on ball of yarn; one (1) small red pig; one (1) green pig; one (1) black hound dog with sticker to underside; one (1) small black snail; one (1) green snail. All with blue Herend stamp mark and model numbers to undersides. Ranging from 1 1/8" H to 4 5/8" H. Hungarian, 20th or early 21st century.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: All items overall good condition. Chip to end of green pig's tail. Minor chip (1/8" dia.) to base of green cat figurine. [See more photos →]

$1,430.00
742 Lot 742: 11 Herend Animal Figurines, incl. Panda, Hedgehog & Fish 11 Herend Animal Figurines, incl. Panda, Hedgehog & Fish Lot 742: 11 Herend Animal Figurines, incl. Panda, Hedgehog & Fish

Eleven (11) Herend hand-painted porcelain animal figurines, most with fishnet decoration and gilt accents throughout, including one (1) black hedgehog; one (1) gold giraffe with "Herend Guild 1999" stamp to underside; one (1) gold horse with "Herend Guild 1998" stamp to underside; one (1) elephant on a star-decorated ball; two (1) fish in black and blue; one (1) red and naturalistic hippocamp or aquatic horse; one (1) green owl; one (1) purple snake; one (1) Siang Blanc pattern goose; one (1) naturalistic panda on tree trunk with Smithsonian stamp and "Herend Guild 2002" stamp to underside; All with blue Herend stamp mark and model numbers to undersides. Ranging from 1/2" H to 3 1/4" H. Hungarian, 20th or early 21st century.

PROVENANCE: Private southern California estate.

CONDITION: All pieces overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,430.00
749 Lot 749: French Schoelcher et Fils Four-Tiered Cake Stand French Schoelcher et Fils Four-Tiered Cake Stand Lot 749: French Schoelcher et Fils Four-Tiered Cake Stand

Schoelcher et Fils, Paris, 4-tier white and gilt trimmed porcelain cake or dessert stand, consisting of graduated circular plates separated by a baluster form standard and resting atop three animal paw feet. Stamped marks to undersides. 16 1/2" H x 8" dia. Mid-19th century.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Dr. & Mrs. John H Cheek, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: Some looseness at joints and some light wear to gilding, overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,430.00
558 Lot 558: Civil War CDV and Tintype Album plus 3 Additional Unframed CDV's Civil War CDV and Tintype Album plus 3 Additional Unframed CDV's Lot 558: Civil War CDV and Tintype Album plus 3 Additional Unframed CDV's

Civil War Era photograph album of East Tennessee interest with CDVs and Tintypes of Union officers and soldiers and three (3) additional unframed CDVs.1st item: CDV album containing approximately 25 cartes-de-viste (CDVs) and eight (8) tintypes. There are seven of the twenty five CDVs depicting Union soldiers and officers including one CDV of a Union soldier in a longcoat and Kepi marked "Capton Walter – Company G 138 Regt" with marks for J. H. Young studio, Baltimore, MD (Captain James H. Walter, wounded at the battle of Opequan, VA in 1864 and discharged March 26, 1865) and another full length officer CDV portrait with a Brady's Studio stamp. Of the eight (8) tintypes, one tintype with painted gilt highlights depicts a Union soldier with his sword unsheathed and a revolver in his belt. Other tintypes include a younger man holding crutches and conjoined twins taken from an engraving or painting. Images housed in a brown embossed leather album and brass hardware, 6"H x 4 1/2"W x 2 1/2" D. In addition to the album, this lot also includes a CDV of Union General B. F. Butler, a CDV engraving of Major General Heintzelman, and a CDV of J. D. Massengill of Sullivan Co., TN (incorrectly identified with attached notes as S. E. Massengill). Dr. John David Massengill (1844-1919, Sullivan Co.) served as a private in Company B, 4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment (CSA) and graduated from the Baltimore College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1874.

CONDITION: Album with sleeve binding separated from spine. CDV images with various toning, foxing, and a few with scuffed edges. Small loss to frock coat of Captain Walter CDV, approx. 1/16". Tintypes with with minor scratches and light flaking and rubbing to edges. [See more photos →]

$1,430.00
546 Lot 546: 15 Robert E Lee Related Photos incl. Sons; Cook Studios 15 Robert E Lee Related Photos incl. Sons; Cook Studios Lot 546: 15 Robert E Lee Related Photos incl. Sons; Cook Studios

Collection of 15 Robert E. Lee related photographs, including 8 bearing imprint of Cook Studios of Richmond, Virginia, plus photos of Lee's sons. 1st – 2nd Items: Two 8×10 prints on stock of photographs by Michael Miley of Lee in 1870, notable as the last photograph taken of Lee;

3rd Item: Glossy print on paper of Miley's 1868-69 photo of Lee in the Lexington studio of Boude and Miley, with embossed imprint of Cook Studios, Richmond VA, 6 1/4" H x 4" W;

4th – 10th Items: Various poses of Lee throughout his career, all with with embossed imprint of Cook Studios, Richmond VA, ranging in size from 5" H x 3 1/2" W, to 8" W x 10" H;

11th – 12th Items: Images of Lee in uniform and in an oval profile, unknown print studio, 4" W x 5 1/2" H;

13th – 15th Items: Lee's sons, including glossy on paper of Robert Edward "Rob" Lee Jr., an oval portrait of William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, and albumen on card CDV of George Washington Custis Lee, ranging in size from 2 1/2" W x 4 1/4" H to 5 1/2" H x 3 3/4" W.

PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: All in very good condition with pencil notations on reverse; photo of Robert Jr. shows damage in the negative, not on this paper. [See more photos →]

$1,430.00
345 Lot 345: Large Harold Kraus Oil on Board Still Life Large Harold Kraus Oil on Board Still Life Lot 345: Large Harold Kraus Oil on Board Still Life

Large Harold Kraus (Tennessee, b. 1940s) oil on board still life painting titled "Summer Favorites" depicting a large bouquet of cut flowers arranged in a blue double handled vase and resting on a square pedestal, all set against a black background and rendered in heavy impasto. Signed lower right in red KRAUS. Titled and additionally signed en verso. Housed in a substantial ebonized wood frame with foliate carved corners and white linen liner. Sight: 29 1/8" H x 23 1/8" W. Framed: 40" H x 34" W.

PROVENANCE: The estate of Gary R. Haynes.

CONDITION: Painting and frame in overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,430.00
280 Lot 280: 14k Yellow Gold Nugget Style Bracelet 14k Yellow Gold Nugget Style Bracelet Lot 280: 14k Yellow Gold Nugget Style Bracelet

14K yellow gold nugget bracelet. The bracelet is marked "14K" and XRF tests 14K gold. The bracelet is 8" L. and has a weight of 29.15 grams.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,430.00
274 Lot 274: 14K Rope Chain Necklace w/ $5 Liberty Gold Coin Pendant 14K Rope Chain Necklace w/ $5 Liberty Gold Coin Pendant Lot 274: 14K Rope Chain Necklace w/ $5 Liberty Gold Coin Pendant

14K yellow gold 3mm rope chain necklace with 14K yellow gold bezel pendant containing an 1881 $5 Liberty gold coin. The necklace is marked "14K" and the necklace and pendant XRF test 14K gold. The necklace is 20" L. The necklace with pendant has a gross weight of 25.45 grams.

CONDITION: Overall good condition. [See more photos →]

$1,430.00
214 Lot 214: 4 Tole Palm Tree Topiaries 4 Tole Palm Tree Topiaries Lot 214: 4 Tole Palm Tree Topiaries

Four (4) vintage tole painted topiaries, each in the form of a palm tree in a square planter, having a crenellated top gallery, opposing lions' heads with rings, and raised on a pedestal base. Each tree is painted in dark green and mustard yellow, the planters with European countryside scenes on two sides. Mid 20th century. Approx. 19" H x 12" W.

CONDITION: Some leaves reattached, 4 total missing. Scattered paint chips throughout; 1 side ring missing. [See more photos →]

$1,430.00
17 Lot 17: Monumental Japanese Processional Hand Scroll, 54 feet long Monumental Japanese Processional Hand Scroll, 54 feet long Lot 17: Monumental Japanese Processional Hand Scroll, 54 feet long

Monumental Japanese scroll painting, watercolor on laid paper, 54 feet 9 inches in length, depicting a parade or processional -possibly a Daimyo Procession to Edo- with hundreds of figures: warriors, kite flyers, children, animals, court officials, and other subjects, along with Imperial palanquin / carriages. The scroll consists of multiple 39" x 12" sections of paper, with a 12" gilt paper section at the outermost end and calligraphy signature at the innermost end. Approximately 657 inches wide x 12 inches high. Late 19th or early 20th century.

PROVENANCE: A Memphis, Tennessee estate.

CONDITION: Overall good condition with light toning, scattered foxing and creasing. Colors remain bright. Some wear to damask and gilt end section. [See more photos →]

$1,430.00
318 Lot 318: Ludwig Meixner 19th c. O/C Moonlit Landscape in original gesso frame Ludwig Meixner 19th c. O/C Moonlit Landscape in original gesso frame Lot 318: Ludwig Meixner 19th c. O/C Moonlit Landscape in original gesso frame

Ludwig Meixner (German, 1828-1885) oil on canvas nocturnal landscape, depicting a village with the spire of a church silhouetted in moonlight and reflected in a body of water below. Housed in the original giltwood frame with carved acanthus and cartouche moldings, with an outer ribbon molding and dark stained wood surround. Signed "Ludwig Meixner" en verso with possible title, "Munchen" (Munich). Sight – 14"H x 11"W. Frame – 25 1/2" H x 22 1/2"W (overall).

CONDITION: Repaired tear to lower center, with 1" patch visible en verso. Alligatoring, tenting and buckling to canvas throughout, with some scattered exfoliation at raised areas of tenting, primarily in the lower two-thirds of the canvas. Frame has some scattered wear and age cracks/abrasions, but is in overall very good condition with likely original gesso. It may have originally had a glass shadowbox covering. [See more photos →]

$1,342.00
251 Lot 251: Two Engraved Blown Glass Hurricane Shades Two Engraved Blown Glass Hurricane Shades Lot 251: Two Engraved Blown Glass Hurricane Shades

Two (2) Anglo-American blown glass hurricane shades, each with engraved decoration of grape clusters, flowers, and thistles, and molded footrings. Heights: 20 3/4" and 20 1/4". Diameter at top of rim: 7 1/2". Both 19th century.

PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee.

CONDITION: The upper rim on one shade possibly ground down. Otherwise very good condition, with a couple of scattered tiny fleabites to foot rings. [See more photos →]

$1,342.00
714 Lot 714: Walter Hollis Stevens W/C Abstract Painting, Kites Walter Hollis Stevens W/C Abstract Painting, Kites Lot 714: Walter Hollis Stevens W/C Abstract Painting, Kites

Walter Hollis Stevens (Tennessee, 1927-1980), "Kites," circa 1970, abstract watercolor on paper painting depicting colorful, striped rectangles floating against a pale blue background. Signed "Stevens" lower right. Titled and illegibly dated "'7-" on the artist's label en verso. Housed under glass in a wood frame. Sight: 27 1/2" H x 31 1/2" W. Framed: 33" H x 29" W. Note: Stevens was one of the "Knoxville Seven" and a professor of art at the University of Tennessee. His work is in collections of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Alabama, and the Mint Museum in Charlotte.

PROVENANCE: The collection of William and Danya Downey, Nashville, TN.

CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frame. [See more photos →]

$1,320.00