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Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction, Sat. Jan. 25, 2014
929 lots | 925 with images
January 25, 2014Live Auction
2240 Sutherland Avenue (Historic Cherokee Mills building)
Knoxville , TN, 37919 USA
Phone: 865-558-3033 (Knoxville), 615-812-6096 (Nashville)
Description: 1st item: Chinese white jade and hardwood table screen, the white jade relief carving depicts a bird perched amongst foliage. Contained within a hardwood frame with applied scrollwork and scroll legged feet and fully reticulated carved balls. Jade measures 2 3/8" H x 2 5/8" W. Stand measures 8 3/8" H x 6 1/4" W. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 2nd item: Carved celedon jade belt buckle with dragon and longevity decoration. 1 7/8" H x 2 1/4" W. Late 19th/Early 20th century.
Condition Report: 1st item: Loss and two old breaks to one side of screen. 2nd item: Very good.View additional info »
Description: Pair of Chinese porcelain "Mille Fleur" decorated vases, elongated and ringed necks with flared rims, Ch'ien Lung (Qianlong) seal marks on undersides. 13"H. Chinese, probably 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Elsie Seabrook, Tunica, Mississippi.
Condition Report: Small light (under 1/4") firing flaw to one neck, otherwise excellent condition.View additional info »
Description: Pair Republic Period Famille Rose enameled porcelain bowls, having floral decoration on purple ground with incised feathery scrolls. Fitted with hardwood stands and box. Red Chia Ch'ing seal mark to bases. 2 1/4" H x 4 3/4" dia. Box measures 5 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W. Early 20th century.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition.View additional info »
Description: Chinese Export Famille Rose purple-breasted hawk figure, with green, gray and gold feathers and yellow enameled beak, modeled atop a branch. 7-1/2"H. Attributed to Chien Lung (Qianlong) period, 18th century. Provenance: the estate of Elsie Seabrook, Tunica, Mississippi, ex-H. Moog, Atlanta.
Condition Report: Restoration to tail feathers and beak, crazing to tailfeathers, scattered small spots of repainting to back, small area of abrasion to head.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Chinese Ming Dynasty celadon glazed porcelain charger with ribbed decoration to the interior. 13-3/4" diameter. Provenance: the estate of Helen B. Patterson, Gallatin, Tennessee.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition.View additional info »
Description: Assembled set of Chinese Export porcelain in the blue "Fitzhugh" pattern. Includes an oval tureen with lid having floral finial (9"H x 12"L), oval tray or platter (15" x 12"), four cups and saucers, and two plates (9-3/4" diam). Provenance: the estate of Elsie Seabrook, Tunica, Mississippi, ex-H. Moog, Atlanta (cups and saucers) and Northeast Auctions (platter).
Condition Report: Couple of minute firing flaws to tureen lid, small rim chip to platter (under 1/8"), 1 saucer with anchor shaped hairline (approx. 1" x 1"), 1 small chip to rim of one teacup, both plates with scattered rim chips (all under 1/4").View additional info and full condition report »
Description: 3 assembled Chinese Export porcelain plates in the orange "Fitzhugh" pattern. 9-1/2" diameter. Provenance: A Mississippi estate, ex-Matthew and Elizabeth Sharp, Pennsylvania (2) and Robert Walker, Bardstown KY (1). Circa 1800. Provenance: the estate of Elsie Seabrook, Tunica, Mississippi.
Condition Report: 1 has scattered firing flaws and minute chips to glaze and wear to gilt edges, the other two lack gilt edges with one having a small glaze chip to rm.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Chinese Export silver bowl with chased and embossed decoration of dragon chasing the flaming pearl, on a circular footed base. Underside marked "Hong Kong, Chong Woo , .90 ", with Chinese maker's mark. Accompanied by a conforming hardwood stand. 3 1/4" H x 5 1/8" dia. 7.135 troy ounces. Late 19th century.
Condition Report: Some slight bending to footed base, overall very good condition.View additional info »
Description: Chinese silver Zeewo marked plate and cherry amber carved box. 1st item - Chinese silver marked circular plate, underside marked "Zeewo" (Zeewo Company, Shanghai) and additional Chinese hallmarks. Bamboo design rim with inner plate having a dimpled surface. 7-5/16" diameter. Late 19th/Early 20th century. 6.2 oz troy. 2nd item - Chinese cherry amber carved box with dragon carving on top and floral foliate carving on sides. 3-1/8" length x 2-11/16" width x 1-1/2" height. Late 19th/Early 20th century.
Condition Report: 1st item - excellent condition. 2nd item - overall excellent condition with a couple of light inclusions to inside edges of top.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Six (6) Asian pendants. Includes four made of carved jade: Two depict rat on fruit, one depicts a seated Buddha, the other is in the form of a Ju-i head symbol with bat decoration with a 10K gold-filled chain. Also included is a carnelian disc with 10K gold vermeil frame (tested) and Chinese symbols, and a marked sterling cloisonne dragon brooch. All 20th century, ranging in size from 1-1/4" H to 2-1/4" L.
Condition Report: Break to one corner of carved jade Ju-i head symbol. Other items very good condition.View additional info »
Description: Item 1: Jade carved pendant, openwork carving depicting a winged dragon among foliage, carved on both sides. 2" x 1-1/8". Chinese, 19th century. Item 2: Necklace with central figural fully carved jade figure, possibly an immortal, holding a blossoming flower, 2"H, with two smaller jade beads depicting the same subject matter, 1-1/4"H. Item 3: Jade floral carving, plain reverse side. 2-1/4" x 1-1/8". Item 4: Jade hand cooler with carved floral and rock design on both sides, pierced at end with some russet inclusions. 1-3/4" x 1-1/3". Chinese, late 19th to early 20th century.
Condition Report: All items: Excellent conditionView additional info »
Description: Antique Chinese silver lock pendant with enameled peach and bat longevity symbols on an enameled silver and hardstone beaded chain. Signed on the upper part of the pendant. Silver content of pendant tests between 80 - 90%. Other elements of the chain appear to be brass. Pendant measures 2" H x 2-5/8" W. 22-1/4" Total Length. Early 20th century. Note: When a Chinese sons were born, they were sometimes gifted with decorative talismans shaped like lock made of materials such as jade or metal; boys who wore them were believed to be "locked" to earth and therefore would not die.
Condition Report: Overall very good with some oxidation to silver.View additional info »
Description: 1st item: Chinese celadon green jade pendant, in the form of a Ju-i head, with incised decoration, a double strand of hardstone and jade beads and silver clasp. Pendant measures: 3" H x 3-1/2" W. Total length: 20 3/4". Early 20th century.
Condition Report: 1st item: Some minor chipping to edge of pendant. Overall very good condition.View additional info »
Description: Grouping of three Chinese Jade articles including a graduated knotted spinach green beaded necklace (14 1/2" L),with 30 beads ranging in size from 8 mm to 18 mm, a green jade disc with relief carving ( 3 1/4" dia.) and a seated celadon jade stork holding a flowering branch in its beak (1 1/2" H x 2 1/2" L). Early 20th century. Provenance: Private Mississippi collection.
Condition Report: Disc with some natural inclusions. Other items excellent condition.View additional info »
Description: Grouping of four Chinese carved jade items including two carved male figures, one carved magic fungus and one pendant with incised male figure. Sizes range from 1-1/4" H to 1-1/2" H. All 20th century.
Condition Report: All items very good condition.View additional info »
Description: Tea Set consisting of twelve carved celadon hardstone cups and saucers and spoons, each spoon handle carved with dragon head at the terminus, cups with serrated carved handles. Cups 1-3/4"H, saucers 3-3/4" diameter, spoons 3" L. Chinese, Qing Dynasty, late 19th century. Provenance: purchased by consignor's father at an auction of material deaccessioned by the Detroit Museum of Art; the set had been donated by members of the Ford family of Detroit.
Condition Report: 2 saucers have small chips at rims, 3 cups have possible minute losses at the bottom tips of handles, 1 spoon has possible small loss at top of dragon head.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Item 1: Magnifying glass having carved white jade handle and framed in brass with enameled decoration. Marked en verso "China". 6-7/8" L x 3-1/4" dia. Items 2 & 3: Pair of Chinese carved spinach translucent jade footed cups with carved handles, mounted onto hardwood stands. Cups measure 1-1/2" H. 2-1/8" total H. Early 20th century.
Condition Report: Item 1: Overall very good condition. Items 2 & 3: One cup with chipping to one handle.View additional info »
Description: Chinese Imperial nine dragon robe, royal blue brocade and silk robe with embroidered metallic threads of five toed dragons amongst clouds and auspicious symbols and Lishui borders to the bottom and end of sleeves. 53" H x 50 1/4" W. Late Qing Dynasty.
Condition Report: Some fraying the threads at shoulders and side seams. Fade spot to top one sleeve and to interior.View additional info »
Description: Framed Chinese Mandarin silk civil rank badge, silk with metallic threads having decoration depicting a central bird above waves, flaming pearl and other auspicious symbols. Sight - 10 1/2" H x11 1/2" W. Framed - 12 5/8" H x 13 1/2" W. Late Qing Dynasty.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition with some slight losses left margin.View additional info »
Description: Malachite libation cup, carved in the form of a lily pad above waves with flowers and frog. Fitted with a carved hardwood stand. 2 3/4" H x 3 1/2" L x 2" D. Chinese, 20th century.
Condition Report: Very good condition.View additional info »
Description: Chinese carved and inked ivory mask depicting an empress with phoenix and lotus flower headdress, mounted on a hardwood stand. Mask - 11 5/8" H. Height with stand - 12 1/2" H. Early 20th century. Note: this item contains a substance which is protected and restricted in the United States and by international convention and can only be shipped within the United States. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions, clause 10.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition.View additional info »
Description: Japanese carved ivory figural netsuke of two frogs on a stained green lily pad. Signed on base of stem. 3-1/4" L x 1-3/4" W. Early 20th century. Note: this lot contains a substance which is protected and restricted in the United States and by international convention and can only be shipped within the United States. Please refer to our terms and conditions, clause 10.
Condition Report: Very good condition. Minor loss to staining on top surface due to handling.View additional info »
Description: Three carved Japanese ivory netsukes. 1st item: Carved and ink stained netsuke of clam shell and sea creatures including octopus, crab, fish and turtle, signed on base, 1" H x 3" W x 1-3/4" D. 2nd item: Carved and stained netsuke of octopus in sea shell, unsigned, 1-1/2" dia. 3rd item: Carved and stained netsuke of snail resting on bamboo, signed on end, 1-1/8" L. Items late 19th/early 20th century. Note: this lot contains a substance which is protected and restricted in the United States and by international convention and can only be shipped within the United States. Please refer to our terms and conditions, clause 10.
Condition Report: 1st item: Tight age separations on underside. 2nd item: Wear on edge and octopus due to age. 3rd item: Very good condition.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: 19th Century Scroll painting, likely Chinese, depicting Buddha at Festival time. Watercolor and gilt on navy silk, bordered in light brown silk brocade. The scroll depicts Buddha, standing on a green oval lotus base and projecting the sign of contemplation. Buddha is surrounded by twenty-seven (27) attendants and monks of the temple, most playing instruments, all of whom are suspended in clouds and are standing on the lotus flower. A 1983 appraisal indicated that this painting was "done for the Chin En Temple in China" (note there is also a Chion-in Temple in Kyoto Japan). Housed in a fitted storage box. Image: 44-1/4" H x 22-1/2" W. Overall: 74-1/8" H x 29-1/4" W. Provenance: private Nashville collection; acquired by the consignor's parents from Sidney Hirsch (1883-1962), playwright and member of the Fugitive Poets group. Hirsch served in the Navy as a young man and toured the Far East before returning to Nashville and is believed to have acquired the scroll during this period (see photograph of Hirsch with the scroll, which accompanies this lot).
Condition Report: Slight damage from creases and bending noted to painting. Losses and deterioration to silk backing.View additional info »
Description: Framed Chinese silk scroll depicting two quail beneath a rocky cliff with blossoming chrysanthemums. Chinese characters upper left margin. Sight - 35 3/4" H x 14 1/2" W, 14 3/4" x 38 3/4" sight under matte. Framed - 44 1/2" H x 20 3/4" W. Qing Dynasty.
Condition Report: Darkening to silk, some scattered stains. Edges of scroll secured with linen hinge tape.View additional info »
Description: 4 Asian Metalware items. 1st item: Chinese bronze dragon or foo dog depicted standing with his paw on an open pearl and with flaming tail. Saddle lifts to reveal hidden storage in body. 9"h x 11"W x 4"d. 19th century or earlier. 2nd item: Iron teapot, likely Japanese, with decorative beaded band around body, bronze top having open lotus finial, 8"H. 3rd and 4th items: Pair of Chinese bronze dragon or foo dog bookends, each depicted with paws on a pearl, atop decorative plinths, finely cast, likely early 20th century. 7"H x 4"W x 5"D. Provenance: the estate of Helen B. Patterson, Gallatin, Tennessee.
Condition Report: 1st item has considerable surface wear, other items in good condition.View additional info »
Description: Large Japanese Meiji bronze sculpture of a roaring tiger with inset glass eyes, acid etched striation designs simulating stripes, signed on the underside. 10 3/4" H x 25 1/2" L. Bronze weight 19.4 lbs. Late 19th/Early 20th century.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition.View additional info »
Description: Meiji period (1868-1912) Japanese silk embroidered floor screen. The folding screen consists of four ebonized hardwood sections, inset with embroidered silk panels depicting a mountain landscape lake scene. Three pagodas are nestled in the trees, on islands joined by a bridge. A single crane is depicted in the foreground. The lower parts of the hardwood sections are inlaid with mother of pearl and ivory flowers. 70-1/2" H x 109" W fully extended. Each embroidered panel measures 57-1/4" H x 24" W. Note: this lot contains a substance which is protected and restricted in the United States and by international convention and can only be shipped within the United States. Please refer to our terms and conditions, clause 10.
Condition Report: Some scattered stains to silk. Screen separated into two sections. Original backing missing/replaced revealing calligraphy pages used to back the silk panels.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Group of 3 Japanese woodblock prints. 1st item: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) woodblock print, "Tanikumi Temple" with 6mm round Watanabe seal lower right corner, plate: 14-3/8" x 9-1/2", paper: 15-1/2" x 10-3/8". 2nd item: Kawasa Hasui woodblock print, "Evening Rain in Kawarako" with 6mm Watanabe seal lower right corner, plate: 13-7/8" x 9-5/8", paper: 14-7/8" x 10-3/8". 3rd item: Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949) woodblock print , "Sunset at Tomonotsu, Inland Sea" with 6mm Watanabe seal lower right, plate: 14-1/4" x 9-5/8", paper: 15-1/4" x 10-3/8". Publication date 1946-1957.
Condition Report: 1st and 2nd items: overall toning and pin holes in corners. 3rd item: slight overall toning and 2 pin holes along left margin.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) Japanese woodblock prints (3). 1st item: "Rain at Maekawa, Kanagawa" with round 6mm Watanabe seal lower left corner , image: 14-1/4" x 9-5/8", paper: 15-3/8" x 10-3/8". 2nd item: "Hatakudari Shiobara" with round 6mm Watanabe seal lower left corner, artist pencil signed lower right margin. Image: 14-1/4" x 9-5/8", paper: 15-5/8" x10-1/2". 3rd item: "Chii Mountain Temple, Korea" with round 6mm Watanabe seal lower left corner, image: 14-1/8" x 9-1/2", paper: 15-1/2" x 10-3/8". Publication dates: 1946-1957.
Condition Report: 1st item: toning along margins, some foxing on back, pin holes on corners. 2nd item: overall toning, tears along lower margin and upper left margin. 3rd item: water mark upper right quadrant, 2 pin holes along left margin.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Susumu Yamaguchi colored woodblock of Mt. Hotaka and a second unidentified Japanese woodblock. Item 1 - Susumu Yamaguchi (1897-1982) colored woodblock titled "Mt. Hotaka at Daybreak. (1957) 190/200" in pencil and signed lower right in pencil, "Susumu Yamaguchi". 14 3/4" x 20" sight, 21" x 27" framed. Circa 1957. Item 2 - Japanese colored woodblock depicting a landscape with winding stream, human figure, bird, and fox. Artist stamp lower right. Self carved and printed "sosaku hanga", in the style of Toshijiro Inagaki (1902 - 1963). 11" x 12 3/4" sight. Early 20th century.
Condition Report: Item 1 - overall toning, small indention to lower margin edge. Item 2 - light toning.View additional info »
Description: Pair of elaborately carved Chinese hardwood throne form armchairs having dragon carved crest rails and skirts, triple panel pierced backs with dragon carved panels, foliate carved knees and ball and claw feet. 41" H x 30 3/4" W x 25 1/4" D. 20th century/Modern.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition with general wear to base of feet, minor fracture in seat area of one chair.View additional info »
Description: Pair of Chinese hardwood yokeback armchairs with carved dragon backs, carved skirts and woven cane seats, open mortise and tendon joinery. 47" H x 26 1/4" W x 19" D. 20th century/Modern.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition, light staining/mildew residue at base of feet.View additional info »
Description: Large folio 19th century colored engraving of Boston Harbor with ships, steamers, and figures in the foreground and the city of Boston (including Statehouse) in the background. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1857 by B.F. Smith in the District Court of the District of Massachusetts, Smith Brothers and Co. and Sowle and Wards, publishers (New York and Boston); printed by J.W. Hill, engraved by C. Mottram. Giltwood frame. 33" x 44 1/2" engraving, 38" x 53-1/2" framed.
Condition Report: Scattered creases including 4" crease to center sky area. Water stain to upper left margin, mainly affecting margin and edge of print, extending 1" into the plate at the top left corner. Image is hinge mounted (not glued down) and was likely deacidified and archivally framed prior to occurrence of water damage.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Framed large survey drawing of land belonging to R. H. Armstrong and his wife Louisa Franklin in Jefferson County, TN, dated September 1873. 41 1/4" H x 49 3/4" W overall size. Note: Robert Houston Armstrong (1825 - 1896), the brother of Adelia Armstrong Lutz, and his wife, Louisa Franklin were the first owners and occupants of the historic Bleak House, located in Knoxville, TN . Bleak House was built for the couple as a wedding gift by the bride's father, Major L.D. Franklin. The land was given to them by Drury Armstrong, Robert Armstrong's father. The Armstrongs named the house after Charles Dickens' "Bleak House" novel of the same name. The home was also used by Confederate Generals James Longstreet and Lafayette McLaws as their headquarters during the 1863 Battle of Knoxville. Provenance: Private collection of an Armstrong descendant.
Condition Report: Overall toning. Creasing from prior folds.View additional info »
Description: Three 19th century American books. 1ST ITEM: 2 Volume set of The History and Topography of the United States, edited by John Howard Hinton, published London by Simpkin & Marshall &Thomas Waddle, Philadelphia on August 2, 1830 (Vol 1) and June 1st, 1832 (Vol II), including fold-out regional maps and engravings of historical buildings, 10-3/4" x 9" x 4" overall. 2ND ITEM: Indian Races of North and South America by Charles De Wolf Brownell, American Subscription House, 8 vo., 639 pp., 40 prints, published 1858, 9" x 6" x 2-1/4"
Condition Report: 1st item: Abrasions to leather covers and scattered foxing to pages and engravings. 2nd item: Abrasions and wear to cover, tape residue on front interior cover, some water damage and general foxing.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical & Commercial by T. G. Bradford. Boston American Stationers' Company (1835). Tall quarto (12" by 10"), 180 pages; 80 engraved plates. Hand-colored frontispiece plus 71 color plates, mostly maps. 8 black and white plates. Most plates have light foxing, still very attractive plates. All plates are one-sided. Heavy emphasis on North America. The Texas Map (plate 64 A) is present and in good condition. Text pages show some foxing, some marbling on rear board missing. Contemporary quarter leather, hinges cracked. [ Sabin 7260; Phillips 770].
Condition Report: Text pages show some foxing, some marbling on rear board missing. Contemporary quarter leather, hinges cracked.View additional info »
Description: Ramsay, David. The History of South Carolina from Its First Settlement in 1670 to the Year 1808. Charleston: David Longworth. 1809. Two volumes. xii, 478; iv, 602pp. Both volumes in the original full calf, heavily rubbed with chipped spines resulting in small loss of leather. Spine labels chipped. Hinges starting. Internally complete. Map of State of South Carolina with color boundaries present in volume one, has a short closed tear and only slightly misfolded. Plan (map) of Charles Town (Charleston) present in volume two, has a little bit of separation at bottom fold but is complete and folded well. Peter Trezevant's copy with his signature on the front free endpaper.
Condition Report: See description.View additional info »
Description: Rare early Mississippi pocket map, partially hand colored: "Map of the Lands in Mississippi Ceded by the Chickasaws to the United States in 1832 and 1834, from the actual survey by Henry M. Lusher," approved and signed by John Bell (Surveyor of lands in Mississippi ceded by the Chickasaws) and Benjamin Reynolds (Chickawaw Agent). Boston: Pendleton's Lithography, 1835. Map shows "Old Tennessee State Line" and "New Tennessee State Line" in colors and the dividing line for the Chickasaw and Chocktaw Native American tribes, as well as rivers, ferries and other landmarks (Bells Ferry, Cotton Gin Port, Nelson's Bluff, Beaver Dam Lake, etc.) Gilt tooled leather cover attached, with title lettered on front, and inscribed A. (Abram) Maury on interior marbled boards. 18" x 23" unfolded. Provenance: descended in the family of Abram Poindexter Maury of Franklin, Tennessee. Maury (1801-1848) was an attorney and newspaper editor from Franklin, Tennessee who served as a state representative and U.S. Congressman. Provenance: descended in the family of A.P. Maury.
Condition Report: Tears and losses along several fold lines, particularly affecting the top and left eighth of map, area of staining/foxing to lower right quadrant, wear to cover.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: The Militia Law of the State of Tennessee, Printed by Authority, Nashville: S. Nye & Co., Printers to the State, 1836, owned and inscribed on back cover by A.P. Maury. Brown cardboard covers, 8-3/8"H x 5-1/4" W. Note: Abram Poindexter Maury (1801-1848) was an attorney and newspaper editor from Franklin, Tennessee who served as a state representative and U.S. Congressman. Provenance: descended in the family of A.P. Maury.
Condition Report: Light stains, discoloration and edge wear to cover, frontspiece missing, pencil and ink stains, light foxing and discoloration to interior pages.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Archive of material related to Abram Poindexter Maury (1801-1848), an attorney and newspaper editor from Franklin, Tennessee, who served as a state representative and U.S. Congressman. Includes a 13" x 16" hand drawn map showing the Cumberland River and Waterworks along Lebanon Turnpike (Maury helped subdivide the Nashville waterworks area); two identical "Circular Letter(s) of Abram P. Maury to his Constituents" referencing his campaign for re-election to Congress and issues of the day, undated but circa 1837; a notebook titled A.P. Maury/ Treelawn (the family home), containing a handwritten "Lecture on the Peculiar Advantages of the United States in Comparison with the Other Nations"; a school notebook with figures and poems inscribed on back cover M.G.L.(?) Claiborne (A.P. Maury married Mary Eliza Tennessee Claiborne); 4 issues of the Washington Intelligencer newspaper (Feb. 12 and Feb. 26, 1842, and June 18 and June 20 1846), all inscribed A.P. Maury; and four tablets containing various handwritten essays ("On Awe", "On Allegory"), speech drafts, poems, and general reflections. Provenance: descended in the family of A.P. Maury.
Condition Report: Map has light foxing, some smudges and burned spots at edges. Claiborne notebook missing front cover. Tablets lacking covers. All items with foxing and discoloration commensurate with age.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Three framed portrait miniatures. 1st item: Portrait miniature on ivory, possibly American, depicting a profile portrait of a gentleman attired in a blue jacket and ruffled color. Miniature is framed in a larger gilt shadow frame. Miniature measures 2-3/4" H x 2-1/4" W. Frame: 11-1/8" H x 10-1/8" W. Unsigned. Late 18th/Early 19th century. 2nd & 3rd items: Pair of American miniature oval watercolor portraits on paper, depicting a profile portrait of a male and female. Housed in ebony frames with brass liners. Portraits measure 2-1/4" H x 1-7/8" W. Frame: 4-3/4" H x 4-1/8" W. Unsigned. Late 18th/Early 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Bill Selden, Athens, TN.
Condition Report: 1st item: Not examined out of the frame. Overall very good condition. 2nd & 3rd items: Overall toning to paper on both. Some white spotting to image of female.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Southern school, possibly New Orleans, oil on canvas portrait of a woman of Spanish descent seated with a blue dress and holding a rose. Housed in a dark wooden frame. Acquired in New Orleans. Sight - 9 3/4" H x 7 1/4" W. Framed - 18" H x 15 3/4" W. Late 19th century.
Condition Report: Overall cracquelure. Some losses to edges of canvas. Abrasions/wear to frame.View additional info »
Description: American School, early 19th century miniature portrait of a woman, watercolor on ivory. Subject has upswept dark hair and is wearing a white dress with square neckline and a coral necklace. Brown background. Unsigned. Framed in an oval rose gold frame with red leather backing and stenciled leather sides. 2-1/2" x 2" framed. Circa 1820.
Condition Report: Minute flake/abrasion to left side in background, overall excellent condition.View additional info »
Description: SC Miniature portrait on ivory of Dr. Daniel Heyward Trezevant (1796 - 1873). Born in Charleston, South Carolina to Peter Trezevant (1768 - 1854) and Elizabeth Willoughby Farquhar (1772 - 1845). Died in Columbia, SC. Red leather case. Sight: 4-1/8" H x 3" W. Case: 5-1/8" H x 4-1/2" W. Dr. Daniel Trezevant authored "The Burning of Columbia S.C.: A Review of Northern Assertions and Southern Facts" in 1866. This was an eyewitness account by Trezevant, then a fifth-year resident of Columbia, of the 1865 event. He had one daughter and nine sons, four of whom served in the Civil War on the side of the Confederacy; two of them were killed. Another son was killed in the Mexican War. As John Timothee Trezevant wrote in his book about the Trezevant family, Daniel Trezevant was considered a "distinguished, accomplished physician... His house was fired on by drunken Federal soldiers while he stood by and looked on appealingly, in vain, for the privilege of carrying from the burning building the pictures of those who were dear to him, and had died years before. All during the hard times of the last year of the war, the old gentleman had his house full, not only of his own children, but grandchildren, and no man in Columbia gave more liberally to charity and the aid of many who saw starvation coming in the door during that trying period." Biography reference - The Trezevant Family in the United States by John Timothée Trezevant, 1914. Sight: 4-1/8" H x 3" W. Case: 5-1/8" H x 4-1/2" W. Second quarter of the 19th century. Also included in the lot is a letter dated Sept. 24, 1937 referencing the miniatures, "She (Mrs. Lloyd) would like me to send the miniatures to her by next Friday, but I am not sending all of them. I feel that those of Mr. & Mrs. Trezaevant, Daniel Heyward Trezevant, Octavius Undecimus, Theodore Mathias and the baby of Charles Edward should go to a direct descendant of Daniel Heyward Trezevant, therefore I am keeping those for Ms. Hanahaw."
Condition Report: Overall very good condition, slight bowing of ivory.View additional info »
Description: Miniature portrait on ivory of Dr. Octavius Undecimus Trezevant (1810-1866) of Charleston, South Carolina and later, New Orleans. Born in Scotland in 1810 to Peter Trezevant (1768 - 1854) and Elizabeth Willoughby Farquhar (1772 - 1845). Red leather case. Octavius became a physician and moved to New Orleans where he maintained a practice. He was known to be staunch American and married a distinguished Spanish woman of Buenos Aires. In 1866, Dr. Trezevant was killed by a black soldier while attempting to protect a white woman in New Orleans. He is referenced in the book: An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866, J. G. Hollandsworth . Biography reference - The Trezevant Family in the United States by John Timothée Trezevant, 1914. Sight: 4-3/8" H X 3-1/4" W, Case: 6" H x 5" W. Second quarter of the 19th century. Also included with the lot are two letters from Edith Booth dated September 1934 and August 1937 to "Madawe" with a Hailsham Sussese address. She references the Trezevant miniatures in her 1934 letter and then references them again in her 1937 letter, "I am perfectly willing at any time to part with the portraits & minisiatures if they are wanted at any time..I do not feel that I could put a price on them but I could not pay expenses."
Condition Report: Overall very good condition.View additional info »
Description: Miniature portrait on ivory of Theodore Mathias Trezevant (1806 - 1868). Born in Charleston, South Carolina to Peter Trezevant (1768 - 1854) and Elizabeth Willoughby Farquhar (1772 - 1845). Red leather case. Theodore married Eleanor Waller in 1844. They had three sons. Biography reference - The Trezevant Family in the United States by John Timothée Trezevant, 1914. Sight: 4-1/8" H x 3" W. Case: 5-1/8" H x 4-1/2" W. Second quarter of the 19th century. Also included in the lot is an October 1863 division of trust funds and income from the late Peter Trezevant. The statement includes stocks, bonds, and cash left to Theodore Mathias Trezevant and his other siblings.
Condition Report: Overall very good condition.View additional info »
Description: 19th century oil on canvas painting, unsigned, manner of Conrad Wise Chapman (American, 1842-1910), depicting a Conestoga wagon traveling along a rural road. One traveler is walking beside the wagon and talking to a dark-skinned, possibly African American woman while another dark-skinned woman harvests in the nearby field. Later molded giltwood frame. 15-1/2? x 8-1/4? sight, 19-1/2? x 12-1/4? framed. Note: Washington, DC-born painter Conrad Chapman trained in Rome, but returned to Virginia in 1861 to enlist in the Confederate Army. During the war he completed 31 small landscapes giving a pictorial record of the Confederate defenses around Charleston. After the war, he followed General John B. Magruder to Mexico, and for seven years, painted landscape depictions of the Valley of Mexico, the first American artist to do so. Provenance: the estate of Helen B. Patterson, Gallatin, Tennessee.
Condition Report: Very good condition with old wax relining.View additional info »
Description: Oil on canvas painting of three young stick gatherers, the boy with a splinter in his foot and the two girls coming to his aid. Signed lower left C. Beeker, attributed to Charles Beeker, Jr. (Louisiana, 1880- ). Large carved gilt gessoed frame. Frame: 30" H x 27" W, sight: 18-1/2" H x 15-1/2" W. Acquired in New Orleans earlier 20th century.
Condition Report: Overall good condition. Some toning to background. Frame with one chip on left lower quadrant and minor gilt loss on right inner panel.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: Circa 1850 oval half length portrait of a little girl in a blue dress, holding a bouquet of flowers, with lush landscape in the background. Scratched inscription en verso, on stretcher, reads "By Washington Cooper Verifed TN Museum" (Washington Bogart Cooper (Tennessee, 1802-1888)). However, characteristics of the painting including the elongated arms, sloping shoulders, face, and hands of the subject share similarities to works by other Tennessee painters such as Washington Cooper's brother William Browning Cooper (1811-1900), and William Stamms Shackleford (Kentucky/Tennessee, 1814-1878). Provenance: descended in the William Wesley Dillon (1866-1934) family of Nashville. 30" x 24-1/2". American, circa 1850.
Condition Report: Original canvas and stretcher. Six areas of possible regluing or reinforcement visible from back but not from front. 1/2" tear and 2 areas of abrasions/flaking to background in upper left quadrant, overall cracquelure, 1/8" flake affecting subject's neck.View additional info and full condition report »