Spring Select Auction 2007

Lots 1-29

1. Jon Whitcomb, USA, 1906-1988, Harbor scene in Salt Kettle Bermuda, 1948, gouache, 9.5" x 13", signed. 400-600

Whitcomb worked primarily as an illustrator, focusing on pretty girls and young couples. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific, at times working as a combat illustrator in tropical climates.

2. Niagara Falls scene with tourist's boat, watercolor, 4.75" x 6.75", signed H Fisher. 400-600
3. Antone Karsen, 20th century, Bright beach scene with children playing, oil on board, 7" x 9.5", signed. 800-1,000
4. Fluhart Williams, Indiana, Landscape with farm and stream, oil on canvas, 18" x 27", signed lower right. 300-500
5. Fluhart Williams, Indiana, Autumn landscape with river and trees, oil on canvas, 20" x 30", signed lower left. 300-500
6. Riverside landscape with tall trees, oil on board, 13" x 16", signed lower right. 250-450
7. H. Ensor, Britain, 19th century, Wheat harvesters with distant sail boats, oil on board, 8" x 14", signed. 300-500
8. Louis William Bonsib, Indiana, 1892-1979, Landscape with river, watercolor, 14" x 21", signed. 300-400
9. Louis William Bonsib, Indiana, 1892-1979, Forest interior, watercolor, 10" x 14.5", signed. 200-300
10. WPA style industrial city scene in Richmond Indiana at US 35 and Route 21, oil on board, 22" x 28", signed Ruth Glaser Bryan, unframed, exhibition label on back from The Butler Art Institute, Youngstown OH 1950 New Year Show. 300-500
11. Pete Miraglia, Georgetown University from the river, 1988, oil on canvas, 22" x 28", signed. 300-500
12. Jesse E. DeViney, OH, 1883-1941, Ocean breakers with distant ship, oil on board, 30" x 41", signed. 400-600

An impressionist and post-impressionist painter from Toledo, OH, DeViney was a student of Wilder Darling.

13. Margarreta Snyder, Indiana, 20th century, Forest interior with creek and squirrel, 1928, oil on canvas, 48" x 30", signed. 300-500
14. Landscape with waterfall, in the style of Frankenstein, oil on canvas, 30" x 17.5", bears the signature G. Frankenstein Artist. 500-750
15. Charles Wesley Nicholson, California, 1886-1965, Arcade in Mission San Juan Capistrano, oil on canvas laid on board, 8.75" x 11.75", signed, old paper label on back, unframed. 400-600

Born in French Lick, Indiana, Nicholson moved to Chicago to work as an illustrator while studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. He moved to Los Angeles, where he worked for movie studios while painting landscapes and missions on his own.

16. William Henry Holmes, Ohio, 1846-1933, Landscape with distant people, watercolor, 6" x 8", signed. 600-800

Born near Cadiz, Ohio, William Henry Holmes is best known for his panoramic Grand Canyon illustrations and traditional watercolors. He held several prestigous positions in his career, including director of the National Gallery of Art.

17. Shepherd asleep with his flock under tree, oil on canvas, oval 13" x 17", ornate frame with applied blossom carvings to corners. 300-500
18. River scene with washer women and mills, 20" x 28", unsigned. 400-600
19. Pair of diamond quilted cased pink satin glass vases, rough pontils, excellent condition with some surface flaws and incomplete quilting lines, 11"h. 250-350
20. Moser cranberry cut to clear glass vase, linear and figure eight motif rim, signed Moser Karlsbad, 14.5"h, excellent condition. 400-600
21. Lalique Marguerites center bowl with border of overlapping sunflowers, inscribed script signature Lalique France, 13"d x 2.5"h, minor surface scratches. 200-400
22. Lalique Nemours frosted glass bowl, daisies with black centers, script Lalique France signature, 4"h x 10"d, excellent condition. 250-350
23. Steuben shore bird figure, delicate elongated form in clear glass, script signature, 9.5" long, excellent condition, with original box and factory booklet. 150-250
24. Orrefors amorphous glass vase, 9", signed, excellent condition. 200-400
25. Pair of Czech glass lusters, white cut to emerald, hand painted floral decorations with gold work, excellent condition with flake to base, 9.75". 200-400
26. Pair of cranberry cut to clear lusters, 10", excellent condition. 200-300
27. Four Fenton glass barber bottles, one cranberry coin spot, three seaweed patterns in cranberry, blue and clear, polished pontils, 7", excellent condition. 200-400
28. Fancy carved mahogany chair, Century Furniture Co, 37"h x 23"w x 19"d. 400-600
29. Fabulous pair of wrought iron andirons with bronzed patina, large dolphin wrapping around a reeded column to each, flame finials, scrolled feet, excellent condition, 27.5"h x 11"w x 21"d. 600-800