2007 Fall Select Auction

Lots 155-187

155. Lewis Henry Meakin, Cincinnati, 1850-1917, Portrait of gypsy lady with cards and pipe, 1878, charcoal, 10.5" x 8.75", in ebonized frame with gold linear decorations. 300-500

Meakin was considered one of the best landscape painters of his time. He was a founder and president of the Society of Western Artists. He studied in Munich, and at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under Frank Duveneck and John Twachtman, and later was a teacher there for 40 years.

156. John Ellsworth Weis, Cincinnati, 1892-1962, Forest interior, oil on board, 16" x 14", signed, back of board has incomplete Mt Adams view. 500-700

Born in Indiana, Weis spent his childhood in Higginsport, OH. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, and was on the faculty there for thiry-eight years. After serving in World War I, he traveled through Europe. He painted in Cincinnati, Taos, Rockport, and Booth Bay.

157. Martin Rettig, Cincinnati, 1869-1956, Still life with white and yellow daisies, oil on board, 16" x 12", signed. 300-500

Student of Frank Duveneck and brother of John Rettig, Martin had a long career as a painter and decorator for Rookwood Pottery.

158. Herbert Phillip Barnett, Cincinnati, 1910-1972, Park scene with pond and autumn trees, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", signed. 400-600

Barnett was born in Rhode Island, and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Boston Museum School. He exhibited successfully in New England. In 1951, he became the Dean of the Cincinnati Art Academy, a position he held until his death in 1972. He also taught at the University of Cincinnati.

159. Emma Mendenhall, Cincinnati, 1874-1964, Garden in Taxco Mexico, watercolor, 18" x 14", signed. Cincinnati Art Club expo label on back, and location notes in the artist's hand. 600-800

Pupil of Frank Duveneck, Jules Lefebvre in Paris at the Julian Academy, and William Merritt Chase in Shinnecock Hills, Long Island. She exhibited at the Paris Salon, the Panama Pacific Exhibition in San Francisco, the Art Institute of Chicago, and in watercolor exhibits in Boston, New York, and Baltimore.

160. Edward Henry Potthast Jr, Ohio/New York, 1880-1941, Harbor with people and castle, watercolor, 8.5" x 12.5", signed Potthast II. 800-1,200
161. Autumn Indiana forest interior, oil on canvas, 27" x 18", illegible signature lower right. 600-800
162. Impressionist riverside with houses, oil on canvas, 18" x 20", back bears the name Ernest Lawson NA. 400-600
163. Marie Goth, Indiana, 1887-1975, Portrait of woman in lavender dress, oil on canvas, 28" x 24", signed. 400-600

Goth was considered one of the premier portrait painters from Indiana. She studied under Otto Stark, the John Herron Institute, the Cincinnati Art Academy, and the Art Students League in New York. She received several awards in her lifetime, including ones from the Hoosier Salon and the National Academy of Design.

164. E.T. Gibbs, two charcoal landscapes, 27" x 10.5" each, matching matts and frames. 500-800
165. American 18th century tiger maple flip top table, beautifully turned stem on three snake feet, 29"h x 35"d, top refinished/French polished. 2,000-3,000
166. c.1810 burled and flamed mahogany octagonal game table, double-sided lyre base, detailed carvings of leaves and floral medallions, carved swag legs with brass capped feet, 30"h x 36"w, excellent condition. 2,000-3,000
167. Fancy flamed mahogany inlaid rocker, ornate walnut and mother of pearl inlays, string inlays, seven rope twist spindles to back, rope twist uprights, refinished. 37"h x 25"w x 16"d. 250-350
168. Renaissance Revival walnut marble top table with fancy underpinning, large central finial and burled accents, original finish, 30"h x 29"w x 20"d. 350-550
169. Walnut Renaissance Revival lady's secretary desk, finely carved blossoms in deep relief to backsplash, pierce carved letter rack to rear support, beautifully turned uprights, pierce carved side skirts, single drawer, fitted interior, green felt top, burled accents, 39"h x 22"w x 17"d, excellent condition, terrific size and form. 800-1,200
170. Large ornate Kirk repousse sterling tureen, c.1860s, repousse and chased decorations include man leading a rearing horse in front of a church, farm scene with cows and buildings, blossoms, leaves, and acanthus scrolls, pomegranate finial, TG in repousse monogram, marked S Kirk & Son 11OZ, 6"h x 12.5"w x 9.5"d, approximately 80ozt, excellent condition. 2,500-3,500
171. Early 18th century London sterling sauce server with wooden handle, hallmarks include crowned leopard, lion passant, M date letter, and W-F maker's mark, also marked B, c.1727, several minor dents and scratches, 4.2 ounces with handle. 150-250
172. Pair of ornate silver plate serving spoons, repousse blossoms and leaves with chased details, twisted vine stems, scalloped gold wash bowls with etched acanthus and linear decorations, unmarked, 8.5", excellent condition. 75-125
173. Eleven pieces of Gorham sterling flatware, King George pattern, marked Sterling with lion/anchor-G marks, stag insignia, faded gold wash: six place spoons, 7"; five dinner forks, 7". 23.6ozt. Sells with one silver plate Gorham Kings II dinner fork. 250-350
174. Fancy five-piece hand decorated Sheffield serving set, porcelain handles hand painted with blossoms and leaves thickly applied, with flat painted gold scrolling and trellis work, with either green or blue to tops and bottoms of each handle, blades marked Sheffield England: 9.25" cake server, two 10.75" carving forks, two 13" carving knives, all in excellent condition with minor wear to paint. 100-200
175. Group of twenty-six Dominick & Haff repousse sterling spoons, Rococo pattern, all marked PAT'D 88 STERLING with hallmark of open rectangle / circle / diamond associated with Dominick & Haff, total weight 26.8ozt. Nine 8.5" serving spoons, marked DUHME & CO, monograms to backs, some bowls bent. Eleven 5.5" spoons with ribbed and folded design to bowls, gold wash bowls, marked 1866-1891 on back. Six 5.5" fruit spoons with pointed bowls, marked E.E. ISBELL & CO, monograms to backs. 400-600
176. Gorham sterling soup ladle, Chantilly pattern, marked PAT 1895 STERLING with lion/anchor/G hallmarks, no monogram and no removal, scrolled accents to bowl, 12.5", 6.7ozt, excellent condition. 300-500
177. Sterling punch ladle by Bailey, Banks & Biddle, shell and acanthus accents, marked Bailey Banks & Biddle Sterling, 14", 8.8ozt, monogrammed, excellent condition. 300-400
178. Manchester sterling bowl, Art Nouveau design, fluted rim, monogram to rim, base marked Sterling 794 with Manchester Silver's hallmark, 3.25"h x 10"d, 13.2ozt, minor scratches and rubbings. 150-250
179. Pair of fancy silver plate wine coolers by Lawrence B. Smith Co, shells to rim, fancy trim, handles with leaves at body, original galvanized metal inserts, bases marked LSB Co with maker's hallmarks, EPNS SUPERFINE, 2232. 10"h x 9.5"w, excellent condition. 100-200
180. Ribbed sterling bowl with fluted rim, marked The Howlan Co STERLING, 3"h x 9"d, 11.3ozt, several small dents to bottom of bowl. 150-250
181. French sterling wine taster, sides of bowl with repousse decorations of gadrooning to one half and thumb spots to other half, looped serpent handle, 1868 Napoleon III two-franc coin inset to bowl, 1"h x 4.25"w, 3.1ozt, excellent condition. Hallmarks: Minerva head with numeral 1 (one on side, one on handle); maker's mark LC in diamond with crossed lines between. 200-300
182. Duhme sterling spring clip, relief decoration of tall burning torch with wreath and ribbons, back with open work decorations, marked Sterling Duhme & Co 134, hallmark, monogram LGF, 3.25", approximately 1.9ozt, excellent condition. 50-150
183. Reed & Barton sterling footed bowl, base marked Reed & Barton Sterling X1455, Paul Revere Reproduction 9in, base inscribed THANK YOU - 1951, 9"d x 4.5"h, 24.4ozt, small dent to rim, minor scratches and dings. 200-300
184. Reed & Barton sterling flatware service for eight with serving pieces, Savannah pattern, monogrammed C, 67 pieces: eight dinner forks, 7.5"; sixteen teaspoons, 6"; eight salad forks, 6.5"; eight soup spoons, 7"; eight iced tea spoons, 7.5"; eight hollow sterling handle dinner knives, 9"; eight hollow sterling handle butter knives, 6.5"; tablespoon, 8.75"; pierced tablespoon, 8.75"; cream ladle with dipper spout, 6.75. Approximately 70ozt solid pieces, plus mixed-metal knives, excellent condition. 1,000-1,500
185. Large Towle sterling flatware service with many serving pieces, 154 pieces, Mary Chilton pattern, monogrammed B, most pieces marked 925/1000 Pat 1912 Sterling with Towle maker's mark, very good condition with some wear: twelve dinner forks, 7.75"; eight lunch forks, 7.25"; twenty teaspoons, 6"; eight iced teaspoons, 8"; six tablespoons, 8.25"; eight flat handled butter spreaders, 6"; eight salad forks, 6.25"; twelve hollow handle dinner knives, 10"; ten hollow handle lunch knives, 9"; eight orange spoons, 6"; twelve soup spoons, 5.75"; eight square bowl gumbo spoons, 7.5"; eight cocktail forks, 6"; twelve demitasse spoons, 4"; one sugar spoon, 5.75"; one cream ladle, 6" (monogrammed J.S.W.); one gravy ladle, 6.5"; one pair sugar tongs, 5"; one cold meat fork, 8"; one pie server, 10.5", blade as is; one cake server, 9.75"; large carving set with 12" fork, 15" knife, and 14" sharpener; small carving set with 9" fork and 10.5" knife. Total weight of solid silver pieces is 119 troy ounces, sterling handled knives and servers total 89 ounces of mixed metals. 1,500-2,000
186. S. Kirk & Son repousse sterling flatware service, with Manchester repousse sterling additions, 56 pieces, no hallmarks, some inscribed with years on backs: nine dinner forks, 7.25"; one Manchester fork, 7"; four teaspoons, 6"; four teaspoons, 5.75"; one Manchester teaspoon, 5.75"; ten dessert forks, 6.25"; one Manchester dessert, 5.75"; eight hollow-handle dinner knives, 9"; one Manchester knife, 8.75"; two-piece wood salad servers with hollow sterling handles, 11"; one nut spoon with fruit embossed bowl, 5"; one shell-bowl sugar spoon, 6.25"; one Kirk lemon fork, 4.5"; one Stieff lemon fork, 4.75"; six solid butter spreaders, 5.25"; two cream ladles, 5.5"; one salt ladle, 3.75"; two Manchester table spoons, 7". Solid silver pieces total 49.7ozt, plus handled pieces. 800-1,200
187. Combined service of sterling and silver plate flatware. Twelve Gorham sterling Chantilly teaspoons, 6", lion/anchor/G marks, no monograms. Nine Gorham sterling Chantilly pastry forks, 6", lion/anchor/G marks, monograms.Twelve Gorham sterling Strasbourg cocktail forks, 5.5", lion/anchor/G marks, monograms. Eight Wallace sterling-handle Grande Baroque dinner knives, 10.25", marked Wallace Sterling 925, gold wash highlights to six. Four English sterling salt spoons, c.1868-9, London hallmarks with Barrage Davenport maker's mark, 4.5". Towle sterling Lafayette jelly spoon with lobed rim bowl, 6", monogram. London sterling two-tine serving fork, 8.25", hallmarks, no monogram. English sterling salt spoon, 4", rubbed hallmarks. London sterling Sherry hang tag, c.1853-4, London hallmarks with Charles Rawlings & William Summers maker's mark, 2". Towle sterling-handle Old Master bottle opener, 6.25", no monogram. Twelve heavy silver plate dinner forks with acanthus and budding-branch decorations, relief monogram to reverse, 8.5". 30.4ozt for solid sterling pieces, plus handles. 500-700