Fall Select Auction: November 3 (2006)

Lot 251-277

251. Thomas Corwin Lindsay, Cincinnati, 1845-1907, Two women near footbridge, oil on canvas, 8.5" x 13.5", signed TCL. Terrific Impressionist style and great subject matter, in a spectacular ornate frame. 1,500-2,500

Lindsay studied in Dusseldorf in the 1860s. He instructed students in his Cincinnati studio and was one of the founding members of the Cincinnati Art Club. He exhibited at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition, from 1870-83, Pogue's in 1875, and the Art Institute of Chicago in 1896.

252. Thomas Corwin Lindsay, Cincinnati, 1845-1907, Lion head with full mane, oil on canvas, 27" x 21", signed. 800-1,200

Lindsay studied in Dusseldorf in the 1860s. He instructed students in his Cincinnati studio and was one of the founding members of the Cincinnati Art Club. He exhibited at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition, from 1870-83, Pogue's in 1875, and the Art Institute of Chicago in 1896.

253. Fancy gilt and hand painted French vitrine, curved glass sides, center door panel with lake side courting scene, landscapes to side and top panels. Ornately carved with shells, leaves and vines, mirrored back, excellent condition with minor surface wear, 54"h x 44"w x 15"d. 3,000-5,000
254. Pair of c.1880 formal hall chairs, French or Italian, water gilt gold leaf, heavily carved with blossoms and vines, pierce-carved columns, floral medallions, pierced stretchers with acanthus finial to center, splayed block feet, needlepoint style fabric with shield-crest design. Great patina, expected loss to gilding, one chair has a repaired leg and some loss to interior of a foot. 45"h x 22"w x 20"d. 1,500-2,000
255. Edward Charles Volkert, Cincinnati, 1871-1935, Banning's Sheep, snowscene with sheep on road with farmer, oil on canvas, 25" x 30", signed. 10,000-12,000

Born in Cincinnati to German parents, Volkert started his career painting portraits, then moved on to bucolic landscapes. While living in New York, Volkert was president of the Bronx Art Guild. He later moved near Old Lyme, CT, in part because of his interest in painting their ever-present oxen, which Volkert described as "twice as good as cows at posing." His style is noted for its impressionist use of light, applied in small dots of paint, while maintaining an interest in the true forms and colors of his subject matter.

256. Gustave Adolph Wiegand, NY, 1870-1957, Landscape in gold and blue with sheep and shepherd, oil on canvas, 20" x 24", signed. 2,000-2,500

Wiegand was born in Germany and studied at the Royal Academies in Berlin and Dresden. He later studied in New York under William Merritt Chase. He was widely exhibited and awarded during his lifetime, including at the National Academy and the Corcoran Gallery.

257. Charles Salis Kaelin, Cincinnati, 1858-1929, Rockport coastal view, oil on canvas, 12" x 16", signed. 2,500-3,500

Kaelin was one of the first American Divisionist painters, a post-impressionist movement. He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under Thomas Noble and John Twachtman, and at the Art Students League in New York. He had many one-man exhibitions in numerous cities, and won a silver medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Kaelin's works are found in several museums, including the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

258. Annie Gooding Sykes, Cincinnati, 1855-1931, Cottage scene with bright flowers, watercolor, 10" x 13", signed, foxing. 2,500-3,500

Sykes studied in Boston and Cincinnati, and Frank Duveneck was one of her teachers. She exhibited at the Boston Art Club and the New York Watercolor Club. She was a charter member of the Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati, and had 42 exhibitions at the Cincinati Art Museum, including group exhibits with Dixie Selden and Emma Mendenhall.

259. Carl Zimmerman, Cincinnati, 1900-1985, Still life with vase of flowers, 1935, oil on board, 24" x 18", signed and dated. 500-750

Zimmerman was well known in Cincinnati as a painter, muralist and teacher. He studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Reginald Grooms, John Weis, and Herman Wessel.

260. Carl Zimmerman, Cincinnati, 1900-1985, Harbor with buildings and crane, watercolor, 10.5" x 13.5", signed. 300-500

Zimmerman was well known in Cincinnati as a painter, muralist and teacher. He studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Reginald Grooms, John Weis, and Herman Wessel.

261. Charles Alfred Meurer, Cincinnati, 1865-1955, Farmer with cows and fence, 1915, oil on canvas, 14" x 22", signed and dated. 1,500-2,000

Meurer at first specialized in still life painting, and is considered the last link to the heyday of the trompe l'oeil style. He later broadened his subject matter to landscapes. He was good friends with Frank Duveneck, and also studied under Thomas Noble and L.H. Meakin.

262. William Ralph Watson, Old Lyme CT, 1881-1968, Winter cottage scene with oxen pulling firewood, oil on canvas, 25" x 30", signed. 1,800-2,200

William Ralph Watson painted in Old Lyme, Rockport and Gloucester. He is best known for snow scenes, and his works were exhibited in Chicago and New York.

263. Jean Bellon, France, b.1944, Impressionist garden scene with women, oil on board, 13" x 16", signed. 1,400-1,800

A listed 20th century French Impressionist known for Paris scenes and gardens.

264. Large Old Master nativity oil on canvas painting, 62" x 48", Renaissance style with light pouring out from central Child to surrounding figures, flying cherubs and central angel with censor, ribbon reading GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO ET IN TERRA. Two canvases stitched together with vertical seam down center, four canvas patches on back, minor inpainting to outer areas, central figures appear to be untouched, expected crackelure and flaking. Great gilt frame, probably original. Former Cincinnati Art Museum deaccession. Outstanding execution, detail, and condition. 1,000-2,000
265. Fully carved oak library table, lion to each corner below flame grained top, acanthus knees atop broad dolphin feet with fish scale bodies, eight hanging finials, carved stretcher with overlapping leaves, old finish, very good condition, 29"h x 53" x 39". 1,500-2,500
266. Laura Gilpin, USA, 1891-1980, Navaho Weaver, 1952, photograph, 13.25" x 10.5", mounted to matting with artist's New Mexico studio stamp. Hand written notes on matt include title, signature, date, and reference to the artist's book, The Enduring Navaho. Excellent condition. 1,000-2,000

Gilpin was one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. She captured images of the southwest, including Native Americans, landscapes, and plant life. Her career spanned over sixty years, working well into her eighties.

267. Laura Gilpin, USA, 1891-1980, A Young Navaho Mother, 1950, photograph, 13" x 10.5", mounted to matting with artist's New Mexico studio stamp. Hand written notes on matt include title, signature, date, and reference to the artist's book, The Enduring Navaho. Excellent condition. 1,000-2,000

Gilpin was one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. She captured images of the southwest, including Native Americans, landscapes, and plant life. Her career spanned over sixty years, working well into her eighties.

268. Laura Gilpin, USA, 1891-1980, Navaho Silversmith, 1934, photograph, 14" x 11", mounted to matting with artist's New Mexico studio stamp. Hand written notes on matt include title, signature, date, and reference to the artist's book, The Enduring Navaho. Two small surface losses and line to face. 1,000-2,000

Gilpin was one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. She captured images of the southwest, including Native Americans, landscapes, and plant life. Her career spanned over sixty years, working well into her eighties.

269. Laura Gilpin, USA, 1891-1980, Navaho Shepherd, 1951, photograph, 10.5" x 13.5", mounted to matting with artist's New Mexico studio stamp. Hand written notes on matt include title, signature, date. Excellent condition. 1,000-2,000

Gilpin was one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. She captured images of the southwest, including Native Americans, landscapes, and plant life. Her career spanned over sixty years, working well into her eighties.

270. The Steele Portfolio, rare volume of 25 of Thomas C. Steele's works in excellent photogravure reproduction, copyright 1890 by T.C. Steele, Wm B Burford Photogravure Indianapolis. All pages appear to be intact, strong binding, mild yellowing, no stains, very good condition. 1,000-2,000
271. Elegant Venetian hand painted serpentine vitrine, central mirrored panel with floral cartouche flanked by two doors with hand painted landscapes with fountains, people and ruins. Side panels and door interiors with floral decorations. Velvet lined interior with mirrored sides and glass shelves. Gilt open-work to top and skirt, shell crown, hand painted floral designs to knees, 68"h x 60"w x 20"d. A fabulous vitrine in excellent condition. 2,500-3,000
272. Coin silver mint julep set from the 19th century Lexington silversmith shop of Thomas G. Calvert. Eight cups with pourer and sugar cup, tapered forms with beaded bands, bases impressed T.G. CALVERT, monogrammed SAL, each piece 3.5"h, excellent condition with minor dents to bases, light scratching. Weights: cup 4.4oz, sugar 5.5oz, pitcher 5.2oz. 4,000-5,000
273. Service for twelve Reed & Barton sterling flatware, Burgundy pattern, 67 pieces, excellent condition, no monograms. Twelve each of: dinner forks, 7.25"; salad forks, 6.75"; teaspoons, 6"; dinner knives, 9"; butter spreaders, 6.5", hollow handles. Also: cold meat fork, 8.25"; table spoon, 8.75"; gravy ladle, 6.5"; master butter knife, 7.25"; shell-bowl sugar scoop, 6.25"; lemon fork, 5"; two olive forks, 6". 1,000-2,000
274. Gorham sterling flatware service in Chantilly pattern, 116 pieces, no monograms, excellent condition: 11 dinner forks, 7.75"; 14 lunch forks, 7"; 14 salad forks, 6.75"; 20 teaspoons, 6"; 12 K2 knives, 9.75"; 14 K1 knives, 9"; 12 butter spreaders, 6.25"; 12 oval bowl soup spoons, 7.25"; table spoon, 8.75"; pierced serving fork, 9"; sugar scoop, 6.25"; sugar tongs, 4.25"; 3 cocktail forks, 5.5". 1,000-2,000
275. Gorham sterling flatware service, Golden Strasbourg, 83 pieces, no monograms, excellent condition: 12 forks, 7.75"; 12 salad forks, 6.5"; 12 knives, 9.25"; 24 teaspoons, 6"; 12 round bowl soup spoons, 6.5"; 11 hollow handle butter spreaders, 6.25". 800-1,200
276. Gorham sterling flatware service for twelve in Melrose (1948) pattern, 84 pieces, no monograms, excellent condition: 13 forks, 7.25"; 9 salad forks, 6.75"; 14 knives, 9"; 19 teaspoons, 6"; 9 oval bowl soup spoons, 6.75"; 13 butter spreaders, 6.25"; 2 table spoons, 8.5"; cake server, 11"; jelly server, 6.25"; baby spoon, 4.5"; sugar tongs, 4"; pickle fork, 5.75". 1,000-1,500
277. Stieff sterling repousse flatware, service for six with serving pieces, 35 pieces: six forks, 7"; six salad forks, 6"; twelve teaspoons, 6"; six hollow handle knives, 9"; one hollow handle master butter knife, 7.25"; one pierced tablespoon, 8"; one sugar spoon, 6.25"; one condiment spoon with pierced bowl, 5.75"; one pick, 5". All marked Stieff Sterling, excellent condition. 600-800

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