Spring Select Auction 2007

Lots 159-192

159. Lot of S. Kirk & Son sterling repousse and partial chased with blossom borders on stippled background, two toothpick holders, 2", marked 10A, 2.5oz troy each, and two small plates with acanthus centers, 3.75", marked 27F, 1.8oz troy each, excellent condition. 150-250
160. Lot of five S. Kirk & Son sterling repousse: Footed bon bon bowl, #431, 5.75", 5.4oz troy, excellent condition; three bon bon spoons with fruit bowls, 5.25", 1.0oz troy each, excellent condition; bread plate, #127F, 6.25", 4.3oz troy, minor scratches. 200-300
161. Lot of six S. Kirk & Son sterling repousse and partial chased: two footed nut dishes, #43, 2", 1.3oz troy each; two butter pats, #17F, 3.25", 1.3oz troy each; two match keeps with inserts, #90F, 1.5", 0.6oz troy each. Excellent condition. 150-250
162. S. Kirk & Son sterling repousse three piece dresser set: beveled hand mirror, 12.5"; brush, 9.5"; comb, 7.75". Excellent condition. 200-400
163. Two S. Kirk & Son sterling repousse serving spoons with fruit-bowls, 9.25", 47.8oz troy, excellent condition. 200-300
164. Pair of Gorham sterling three-light candelabra, classic form with turned bases, threaded stems, weighted and reinforced, monogram, 8"h x 11.5"w, excellent condition. 300-500
165. Anatole Marquet de Vasselot, France, 1840-1904, White marble bust of young man, 19", signed, chips at base, atop 5" red marble stand. 2,000-3,000
166. Large Wallace silver plate five-light candelabra, ornate scolling decoration, 17"h, 5.5" ribbed glass bobeches to each cup, split to stem. 500-700
167. Sterling dresser tray with repousse scene of cherub and mermaid atop waves, seaweed and shell decorations to border, marked STERLING with faint hallmark and C1074, faint dents and scratches, 3.7oz, 8.5" x 5.75". 75-125
168. Pair of coin silver repousse bread trays, central oval scene in deep relief of peasants and revelers, wide reticulated rims with fruit baskets, blossoms and scrolls, hallmarks, 10.25" x 7" x 1.5"h. 250-300
169. Heavy cut crystal vase with hobstars, 3" silver rim with hallmarks, chip to side, 12.25"h. 100-200
170. Large combined service of sterling flatware by Alvin and Towle, two similar patterns with bell flower motif, 75 pieces. 31 pieces Alvin: eight 9.75" dinner knives, eight 8" dinner forks, ten 6" teaspoons (one inscribed to Marian), four 6.5" salad forks, one 6" grapefruit spoon. 44 pieces Towle D'Orleans, monogrammed R: twelve 9.75" dinner knives, twelve 7.5" dinner forks, twelve 6.5" teaspoons, six 9" table spoons, one 6.25" sugar spoon, one 7.5" master butter knife. 800-1,200
171. Westmoreland sterling flatware service for ten, George and Martha Washington pattern with classic acanthus scrolls, no monograms, 58 pieces. 10 dinner forks, 10 lunch forks, 18 teaspoons, 11 dinner knives, gravy ladle 7" with fluted bowl, sugar scoop 6" with fluted bowl, master butter knife, 3 table spoons 8.25", cold meat fork 8.25", two-piece salad set with plastic bowls and sterling handles. 500-700
172. Service of Stieff repousse sterling flatware, 75 pieces. Ten dinner forks, 7"; ten salad forks, 6"; twenty teaspoons, 5.5"; eight round bowl soup spoons, 6"' ; ten dinner knives, 9"; eight butter spreaders, 6"; one master butter, 7"; casserole spoon, 8"; one three-tined jam fork, 5.75"; one cocktail fork, 5.5"; two tablespoons, 7.75"; sauce ladle, 6"; fruit spoon, 6"; one wide bowl serving spoon, 5". Excellent condition, no monograms. 1,500-2,000
173. 64 pieces of 19th century British hallmarked sterling flatware, similar classic patterns, many with tipped handles, many engraved with Excaliber image, hallmarks from London, Dublin and Exeter. 29 forks, 21 teaspoons, 14 serving spoons, 97.8oz troy. 800-1,200
174. Tiffany & Co sterling oval dish, linear border, 10.5"w x 6.5"d x 2"h, 13.8oz, insignificant scratches, marked TIFFANY & CO / MAKERS / STERLING SILVER / 22551 / M. 150-250
175. Herbert Phillip Barnett, Cincinnati, 1910-1972, Portrait of dancing girl with musicians, oil on canvas, 30" x 24", signed. 800-1,000

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.

176. Herbert Phillip Barnett, Cincinnati, 1910-1972, Village Common Sunday, street scene with people, oil on canvas, 20" x 24", signed lower right, title and signature on reverse. 600-800
177. Emma Mendenhall, Cincinnati, 1874-1964, Village road with people and oxen, watercolor, 14" x 18", signed. 400-600

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.

178. Charles Alfred Meurer, Cincinnati, 1865-1955, Still life with wine, coin, books, fruit, pipe, and smoking cigar, oil on board, 1940, 6.75" x 11.25", signed and dated. 1,000-2,000

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.

179. Charles Alfred Meurer, Cincinnati, 1865-1955, Riverside landscape with two figures and domed building, c.1935, oil on canvas laid on board, 8" x 10", signed, obscured date. 400-600
180. Charles Alfred Meurer, Cincinnati, 1865-1955, Landscape with cottages along river, 1935, oil on board, 5" x 7", signed and dated. 400-600
181. John Rettig, Cincinnati, 1855-1932, Impressionist lakeside landscape in greens and browns, 1931, oil on board, 5.75" x 8.5", signed and dated. 400-600

Started his career as a frescoe painter, later designed elaborate outdoor theatrical productions. Studied at the Cincinnati School of Design with Frank Duveneck and Edward Potthast. Traveled extensively, made Volendam Holland his second home. Older brother of artist Martin Rettig.

182. Herman Henry Wessel, Cincinnati, 1878-1969, Still life with fruit and blue vase, 1954, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", initials to front, signed and dated to back. 500-800

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.

183. Herman Henry Wessel, Cincinnati, 1878-1969, Portrait of artist with palette, oil on canvas, 24" x 20", initials to front, back signed Wessel and dedicated To Mr Ritsman. 500-800
184. Lewis Henry Meakin, 1850-1917, Cincinnati, Interior portrait of farmer with scythe, oil on canvas, 24" x 19", signed. 500-1,000

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.

185. Joseph Henry Sharp, Cincinnati, 1859-1953, Portrait of young woman, pencil, 20" x 14", signed. 500-1,000

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.

186. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Forest interior with trees and tall grass, pen and ink, 1896, 9.5" x 12.5", signed and dated, in 18.5" x 22.5" quartersawn oak frame with bow-tie joints, great Arts & Crafts presentation. 400-500

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.

187. Lenore Asbury, Cincinnati, 1866-1933, Arts and Crafts landscape with pond, pastel, 10" x 14", signed with artist's monogram, old label on back from The Peerless 5th and Race Cincinnati. 500-700

Asbury was a decorator at Rookwood Pottery from 1894-1931.

188. Martin Rettig, Cincinnati, 1869-1956, Still life with red and white flowers, oil on board, 20" x 16", signed. 500-700

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

189. Martin Rettig, Cincinnati, 1869-1956, Still life with pink and white flowers, oil on board, 20" x 16", signed. 500-700
190. John Hauser, Cincinnati, 1859-1918, Landscape with hill top buildings, watercolor, 10.5" x 17.5", signed. 500-1,000

Hauser is well known as a painter of Native Americans. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Munich Academy. In 1901, he was formally adopted into the Sioux tribe and given the name Straight White Shield.

191. John Hauser, Cincinnati, 1859-1918, Landscape with bridge and hill top buildings, watercolor, 10.5" x 17.5", signed. 500-1,000
192. Reginald Leslie Grooms, 1900-1989, Ocean inlet with two boats, watercolor, 19" x 24", signed. 300-500

Reggie Grooms started painting at an early age, and later studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Academie Julian in Paris. He was an instructor of landscape painting at the Art Academy, a professor at the University of Cincinnati, and a regular lecturer at the Cincinnati Art Club.