2007 Fall Select Auction

Lots 223-255

223. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Landscape with field and trees, 1899, watercolor, 5.5" x 9", signed, from the Hurley family. 400-600
224. Frank Duveneck, attribution, Cincinnati, 1848-1919, Portrait of woman in white, oil on canvas, 20" x 16", unsigned, from the Hurley family. 1,000-2,000

Born in Covington and apprenticed to church decorators, Duveneck studied at the Royal Academy of Munich in the 1870s, where he mastered his freely brushed realistic style. He was an instructor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, as well as chairman of the academy from 1905 until his death in 1919. He worked closely with several prominent Cincinnati painters.

225. Irene Bishop Hurley, Cincinnati, 1881-1925, Arab courtyard scene with storyteller and laughing women, watercolor, 10" x 14", unsigned, attributed to I.B. Hurley. Provenance: From the Hurley family. 300-500
226. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, two watercolors, 5.5" x 9", pencil signed and dates to both: Niagara Falls with Maid of the Mist, Aug 24 1901; View of the Niagara River, Aug 26 1901. From the Hurley family. 400-600
227. Rookwood floral vellum vase, uncrazed example in oriental style decoration by E.T. Hurley of red and white cherry blossoms with green leaves and blue stems, on dark to light blue to cream background, 1944, #6189F, 4.5", mint, from the Hurley family. 400-600
228. Rookwood vase with flying rooks to shoulder, Tiger Eye / Empire Green drip glaze decoration by E.T. Hurley, 1924, #2705, 7", an attractive glaze, several glaze flaws, grinding flake, from the Hurley family. 250-450
229. Rookwood standard glaze ewer, E.T. Hurley, brown and yellow jonquils with green leaves on olive to tobacco brown to brown background, 1900, #868, 9", minor scratch to rear, from the Hurley family. 500-700
230. Rookwood standard glaze ewer, E.T. Hurley, yellow flowers and green leaves on olive to salmon to brown background, 1898, #777, 6", mint, from the Hurley family. 350-450
231. Rookwood scenic vellum vase by E.T. Hurley, school of fish in blue to green water, pink rim, 1911, 1655F, 6.75", painted-in glaze miss near base, from the Hurley family. 300-500
232. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Houseboat cabin on the banks of the Ohio River, 1897, watercolor, 7" x 10", signed, dated Jan-2-97, from the Hurley family. 600-800
233. William Alexander McCord, Cincinnati, d.1918, Anderson Ferry on the Ohio River, watercolor, 6" x 9", signed, from the Hurley family. 600-800

Landscape artist, draftsman, designer and engraver born in Cincinnati. McCord was largely self-taught, a friend of Henry Farny, and a founding member of the Cincinnati Art Club. His work appeared regularly in Cincinnati Art Museum and Art Institute of Chicago exhibitions.

234. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Tole style floral still life, 1886, oil on board, signed and dated on back E.T. Hurley 1886 and T.E.A. Hurley 1886, an early student piece, from the Hurley family. 300-500
235. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Fountain Square in the snow, etching, 12" x 7", pencil signed. 300-500
236. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Ohio River from Devou Park, 8" x 12", pencil signed, dated and numbered. 400-600
237. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Rookwood Pottery Gates, etching, 9" x 12", pencil signed, dated and numbered. 500-700

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.

238. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Canal at Vine St with trolley car, etching, 9" x 12", pencil signed, dated and numbered. 400-600
239. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950: two bronze trays, both in excellent condition. Three turtles swimming with concentric waves, 4.25", inscribed signature. Coat of arms with Greek phrase on ribbons, 6", impressed square signature. 400-600
240. Plaster cast of Madonna atop column, model for bronze cast, 13.5", line to stem, paint chips, from the Hurley family. 100-200
241. E.T. Hurley presentation gavel, silver band inscribed: E.T. Hurley / President / Xavier University Alumni Association / 1939. 10", chips and repaired chips to head, from the Hurley family. 100-200
242. Bronze bas relief profile portrait of E.T. Hurley by Irene Bishop Hurley, 5" x 3.5", signed IB Hurley 08 to front, back marked SKETCH OF ET HURLEY and signed in script Truly Yours ET Hurley, excellent condition, original brown-green patina, from the Hurley family. 300-500
243. Unique Rookwood Boss ashtray, rim decorated with numbered test glaze color palette from the Rookwood factory, 1947, 5.75"d, hairline, from the Hurley family. 200-400
244. Rookwood vase by Ed Diers. Standard glaze with stylized blossoms and buds in yellow and brown on olive green thorny stems with olive and dark green leaves, on a dark brown to muted orange background. 1900, #614F, 6"h, minute glaze bruise. 400-500
245. Rookwood handled jug by Mattie Foglesong. Standard glaze with a generous bunch of green grapes on brown leaves and stems on a dark brown to muted orange background. 1898, #737, 5.5"h, glaze scratch. 400-500
246. Monumental Rookwood porcelain glaze vase, fully decorated by Sara Sax with peacock with spread plumage and tropical bird in pastel shades of blue, green, red, violet and mauve, amidst green trees with pink and mauve blossoms, black and white Art Nouveau bands above and below, #2370, 1919, 21"h x 10"d, numerous glaze pits and heat flaws, base chip under glaze, 14" line to side, glaze line at rim. A truly monumental Rookwood vase with some firing issues, not uncommon in larger examples, from the Hurley family. 5,000-10,000
247. Rookwood vase by William Hentschel. Art Deco banded decoration of stylized blossoms. Mint green matt glaze with fabulous gunmetal overlaid drip glaze. 1928, #2499, V, 19"h, mint. A spectacular example in remarkable condition. 2,500-3,500
248. Rookwood vase by William Hentschel. Art Deco decoration of stylized vertical Eucalyptus branches and leaves. Beautiful drip glaze in shades of blue and brown. 1928, #2499, V, 19"h, mint. A spectacular example in remarkable condition. 2,000-3,000
249. Rookwood Arts and Crafts vase in spectacular tobacco brown mottled glaze with delicate yellow, aqua and medium blue highlights, panel decoration at top of shoulder, 1911, #1856B, 14", mint. 600-800
250. Rookwood floral vellum vase by Ed Diers, pale pink and cream blossoms on green leafy stems on light to dark blue background, peach interior, 1927, #1369F, incised V for vellum glaze, 6", uncrazed, mint. 800-1,200
251. Rookwood vase by Kataro Shirayamadani, rare Black Opal glaze, blue and white applied berries on black stems and leaves with blue veining, on a rich rose-colored background. Early signature, 1924, #1369E, 7.5"h, several glaze pops at rim, faint spider line to base. 1,000-1,500
252. Rookwood uncrazed porcelain glaze vase by William Hentschel, stylized Art Deco design in cobalt blue, green and brown on a cream background, 1924, #2759, ink signature, 6"d x 5.5"h, mint. 600-800
253. Rookwood vase by Jens Jensen. Porcelain glaze, uncrazed, with stylized blossoms in rose, cream and gray on a cobalt blue background. 1934, S, 5.5"h, mint. 500-600
254. Rookwood donkey figure in mottled caramel matt glaze, 1934, #6241, 6", Louise Abel design mark, mint. 250-350
255. Rookwood footed dish by Loretta Holtkamp. Cirrus glazed bold fish and geometric edging on a medium blue bisque background, 1953, #7124, 6.5"d, mint. An unusual form, design and glaze. 300-500

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