Fall Select Auction: November 4 (2005)

Lots 1-32

1. E.T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Dock scene w/boats & people, hand colored etching, 9" x 12.5", pencil signed. 400-600

Hurley exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Art Institute of Chicago, Panama Pacific Exhibition, and others. He was a decorator for Rookwood Pottery, and studied with Frank Duveneck at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

2. E.T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Forest scene, 1906, pencil, 13" x 11", signed, dated 7-4-06. 350-450
3. E.T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Country lane with chickens, 1902, ink, 12" x 10", signed, dated 8-27-1902. 350-450
4. E.T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Boating scene, 1911, pencil, 10" x 12", signed, dated 9-16-1911. 350-450
5. Lot of three sketches by Herman Wessel, Cincinnati, 1878-1969: Pen & ink street illustration, 6" x 6", unsigned. Pencil study of pigs, Stearns KY, 3" x 5", unsigned. Pencil industrial scene, 3" x 5", unsigned. 200-400

A prominent member of Cincinnati's artistic community, Herman Wessel studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, Royal Academy in Munich, and Academie Julien in Paris. He taught at the Cincinnati Art Academy for 40 years and painted many prominent public murals. He and his wife Bessie Wessel worked closely with Frank Duveneck and became leading experts on authenticating his works.

6. Victor Casnelli, Cincinnati, 1867-1961,Woman with sheep, watercolor, 11.5" x 17.5", signed. 800-1,000

An accomplished painter of Native Americans, Casnelli is also known for his landscapes and Mediterranean scenes. William Howard Taft commissioned Casnelli to paint murals in his home.

7. Nicely framed Joseph Sharp print of Indians inside tent, 16" x 22". 100-200
8. Victor Casnelli, Cincinnati, 1867-1961, Southern beach scene, watercolor, 8.5" x 12.5", signed. 300-500

An accomplished painter of Native Americans, Casnelli is also known for his landscapes and Mediterranean scenes. William Howard Taft commissioned Casnelli to paint murals in his home.

9. Joseph Henry Sharp, Cincinnati, 1859-1953, Portrait of a gentleman, 1886, charcoal, 17" x 11", signed, dated 86. 400-600

A founding member of the Taos artist colony, Ohio born Joseph Sharp studied in Cincinnati and Europe. In 1900, the Smithsonian bought 11 of Sharp's Plains Indians portraits, and Theodore Roosevelt commissioned a studio to be built for Sharp. By 1912 he had relocated to Taos to continue documenting Native American life and the Old West. He later spent time in California, painting landscapes and floral still lifes.

10. Charles T Webber, Cincinnati, 1825-1911, Forest pathway, oil on canvas, 10" x 12", signed. 300-500

A leading figure in Cincinnati art in the late 19th century, Webber is best known for his historical painting, The Underground Railroad, painted for the 1893 Columbian Exposition. He exhibited in the Paris Salon, Art Institute of Chicago, and Boston Art Club. He has several works in the Cincinnati Art Museum.

11. Royal Crown Derby bone china service, gold decorated Vine pattern, A775. Seven dinner plates, 10.5; eight lunch plates, 8.5"; salad plates, 6.25"; cups & saucers; and 10" oval vegetable. Excellent condition. 250-350

12. Victorian bride's basket, mottled glass ribbed bowl in clear, white, & amber, ruffled rim, gold enameled trailing leaves & branches inside & out, 4"h x 11"d, ink marked R500 on polished pontil, mint. Ornate silver plate stand, 12.5"h. 150-250

13. Hand painted porcelain portrait pitcher, lady's face w/detailed hair, gold trimmed garland, lion medallion to handle, artist cypher, impressed 1918, 9", terrific condition. 300-500

14. Pierre D'Avesn 1930s opalescent low bowl w/three pheasants & ferns, signed P. D'Avesn, 12"d. 200-300

15. Sabino 1930s massive vase w/band of plumed turkeys, ribbed bands to top & bottom, minor surface chip to lower band, 14"h. 500-700

16. Choisy & Roi 1930s opalescent starfish bowl, paper label, embossed Made In France, 9". 300-400

17. Sabino 1930s art glass footed bowl w/opalescent berries & leaves, embossed Vernox Paris, etched France, 10". 75-125

18. Pair of Chamart France perfumes w/oval geometric Art Deco pattern, clear stoppers, 6"h. 100-200

19. Two Victorian etched & gilded glass compotes: Art Nouveau w/daisies & leaves, 10"h x 5" bowl; other w/detailed wildflower motif, 8.5"h x 7" bowl. 100-200

20. Ornate silver plate decanter caddy w/drapery edging, three decanters in Harvard pattern w/matching stoppers, decanter & stoppers 10.75"h. 400-600

21. Verlys blue thistle pattern footed center bowl, 8.5"d. 150-250

22. Murano three-piece console set in gold dust finish, chrysanthemum form: 10" cornucopia, pair of 8" x  9" two-light candlestands, excellent condition. 300-400

23. Leonor Fini, Paris, 1908-1996, White cat, lithograph, 14" x 12", pencil signed & numbered 83/125. 200-400

Born in Argentina, Fini was self-taught and a successful portrait painter by age seventeen. She moved to Paris in 1933, where her work took on a Surrealist quality. In addition to painting, she designed sets and costumes for theater and opera houses. She has impressive auction records.

24. Gustav F. Goetsch, MO, 1877-1969, Still life with pamphlet, 1959, oil on board, 16" x 14", signed, dated 59. 400-600

An art teacher at the St. Louis School of Fine Art at Washington University Gustav Goetsch was a student of William Merritt Chase and Frank Beckwith. In the 1940s and early 50s, he painted landscapes in California.

25. Sterling fluted center bowl, reticulated rim w/blossoms & scrolls, marked J.S. Co Sterling D17-5, pinch to rim, 10"d x 1.5"h. 150-200

26. Pair of sterling three-light candelabra, International Prelude, 7.5"h x 10.5"w. 150-200

27. Hand hammered sterling fluted vase, International, minor dents, 7". 100-150

28. Gorham sterling compote, nicely ribbed stem over tapered base, weighted & reinforced, monogram, 4.5"h x 9"w. 100-150

29. English sterling campagna bowl, two scrolled handles, hallmarked, 5.75"h x 9.75"w, excellent condition. 150-200

30. Sterling teapot, scrolled & ropetwist edging, ball feet, 6.25"h x 11.75"w x 5"d. 100-150

31. Pair of weighted sterling trumpet vases w/delicate blossom & leaf design to rim, marked Rose Bouquet, 8.5"h x 4"d. 200-300

32. Alvin sterling bowl w/open work to rim, marked Alvin Sterling S225, 9.5"d x 2"h, excellent condition. 75-125