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2 Stone Sculptures. 1st item: Bill Ralston carved and polished hardstone flounder, 6"h x 9-1/2"w x 5/8"d, on a carved rectangular stone base, 1"h x 7"w x 4"d. Signed William Ralston. Note: William (Bill) Ralston studied art at Vanderbilt University under sculptor Puryear Mims; his first shows were in the 1970s. In 1980 he was awarded Best in Show in Nashville's Century III Exhibit by New York Times Art Critic John Canaday. His public sculptures have been installed at Cheekwood and St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, the Public Library in Brentwood, TN, and in Scottsboro Alabama. He was recently commissioned as sculptor of the Tennessee Governor's Arts Awards. 2nd item: Carved stone mask of the face of President John F. Kennedy, inscribed initials MNT (or, viewed from upside down, JNW). 6"H x 5"W x 2-1/2"D. Provenance: the estate of Louise Katzman, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: 1st item: excellent condition. 2nd item: small possible area of loss to subject's nose (possibly as made).