2008 Spring Select Auction

Lots 161-200

161. Gorham & Co coin silver cream and sugar, mid 19th century, chased diamond weave pattern, blossoms and leaves, 5" lidded sugar, 6" cream pitcher. Both bases marked 160 with the lion/anchor/G and COIN mark of Gorham & Co, active 1852-1865, predecessor to Gorham Manufacturing Co, 14.9 ounces, excellent condition. 200-300
162. Early and ornate Bradley and Hubbard converted oil lamp. Fancy acanthus footed base supports two grotesque bare-breasted female creatures with fish tails, single lion front foot, and split acanthus back feet. Open work stem and font intricately decorated with female faces, blossoms, leaves and acanthus. Font and filler lid both marked B&H, old wick adjustment rod still present. 22"h x 12"w x 7"d, excellent condition. 600-800
163. Pair of Art Deco mantle lamps, pale peach glass bases and shades with etched peacocks in pairs on branches with leaves, multi stair-stepped pale peach glass stems and bases on black glass footed bases. 14"h x 6"w, ink highlights to etched decorations have faded on the shades, insignificant fitter roughness to shades, overall excellent condition. 300-500
164. Pair of 15" heavy brass two-light sconces. Large flaming urn finial with hanging swags, ribbed stem with applied hanging swag, acanthus decorations to candle arms and cups, 10"w, 5.75"d, excellent condition. 1,200-1,800
165. Matched set of four bronze ram-head two-light sconces. Flaming urn finial flanked by ram heads, heavy acanthus decoration to stem and arms, secondary arms curl into floral medallion, large ram head to stem flanked by hanging bell flowers, acanthus hanging finial, 18"h x 13"w x 6.5"d, electrified, some wall paint. 2,000-3,000
166. Miller table lamp, six panel slag glass shade with mottled caramel to cream glass, fancy overlay with red painted highlights, reeded stem with trailing vertical bell flowers and acanthus curled foot. Base marked EM & CO 1169 under foot, sockets marked Miller Lamps. 22"h, 16"d, excellent condition. 300-500
167. Table lamp with reverse and obverse painted shade depicting birds on maple branches with leaves, caramel background, 16"d, cold metal base with relief decorations of blossoms and drapery folds, 23"h, excellent condition. 500-800
168. French table lamp, hexagonal base with alternating floral panels, stem topped with swirling leaf and berry design, obverse painted octagonal dimpled and frosted glass shade with deep green swirls and copper colored edging. Shade signed L'Autum, base in old silver paint, shade in superb condition, 23"h, shade17"d. 500-700
169. Victorian red glass double-wick oil lamp, ruby red font-body with applied yellow blossoms and yellow curled and ribbed feet, burner locks onto body, twin burner handles marked Young's Special, etched and fluted shade with blossoms, 13.5"h x 9", burner missing two chimney prongs. 450-550
170. Large and ornate figural centerpiece candelabra with full standing stag to landscape textured base, stem is two intertwined palm trees supporting cut crystal bowl, three tree branch candle arms with tendrils and leaves, 26"h x 20"w, three broken teeth to bowl. 1,200-1,800
171. Pair three-light Girandoles, classic form in heavy brass with mother and child at the well, ornate open work includes leaves, blossoms and vines, leaf form trays under candleholders supporting hanging crystals, all atop marble bases. Several missing crystals.  Excellent condition. 16" h x 16" w. 250-350
172. Meissen hand painted porcelain converted oil lamp, nine courting couple landscape scenes to foot, stem and font, molded and painted acanthus accents, delicate blossoms and leaves, three insects painted to stem, on three acanthus feet, base has marks for Meissen and Carl Thieme, Germany, 17.5"h, electrified, repaired chip to lower stem, minimal losses to blossoms. 450-650
173. Pair of French onyx luster lamps, early 20th century. Frieze depicting cherubs to lower base, upper base has two reeded metal columns and one onyx column with metal capital and base. Three lights around reeded stem supporting round onyx shelf with open skirt from which hangs approximately thirty chains of octagonal cut crystals, each approximately 15" and ending in a clear glass leaf. Onyx pedestal above round shelf supports cut crystal bobeche with hanging luster chains, cut ball finial. 28"h x 7"d. Excellent condition, some missing crystals. 550-650
174. Sterling repousse vase, fully decorated, three panels depicting a knight alternately slaying a dragon, shooting a bow, and riding with his page, two medallions to neck with knights, decorations also include intertwining acanthus scrolls, blossoms and leaves, with stippled backgrounds and accents, base stamped 925 and 31, 8.5"h, approximately 8.9ozt, fluted rim has some dents. 150-250
175. Sterling salt and pepper set for two. Pair of three-footed master salts with lion faces to knees, chased and repousse violets, marked Sterling, fitted cobalt liners, 1.75"h. Pair of pepper shakers with matching decorations, marked Sterling, 4.75"h. Approximately 9.9ozt. Sells with two salt spoons, shell decorations, marked Gorham, 3.25". Excellent condition. 275-350
176. Silver repousse fruit bowl, extensive open work, decorated with acanthus leaves, blossoms, grasses, and trellis work, on four reticulated feet. Obscured hallmarks to top, 4.5"h x 12.5"w x 9"d, approximately 13.7ozt. 550-650
177. Pair of German sterling and crystal swan-form salts, each with detailed sterling head, neck and hinged and reticulated wings, two-section crystal body, each with sterling spoon with cherub and rose to handle, marked STERLING SILVER GERMANY, 3"h x 3"d x 3"w, excellent condition. 100-150
178. Pair of sterling candlestands with lyre-form stems and urn candle cups, hallmarks for London c.1900, maker's mark of George Hindmarsh, weighted bases, 8.25"h, slight surface loss at base. 100-200
179. Large sterling centerpiece, wide rolled rim with open work and incised decoration of urns with acanthus scrolls and trailing blossoms, base marked I.S. Co Sterling V32_1 with International's knight's head hallmark, 3"h x 13"d, approximately 25.0ozt, minor surface scratching and pitting, three small shallow dents to side. 300-400
180. Dominick and Haff sterling serving plate, wide rim with repousse baskets of flowers connected by reticulated geometric pattern, base marked Sterling 4502-41 with maker's hallmark, fancy illegible monogram with acanthus scrolls, 1.5"h x 12"d, approximately 15.1ozt, light surface scratching, scratch to side of bowl, one shallow dent. 200-250
181. Whiting sterling serving plate, wide rim with raised edge, base marked Sterling A727 with Frank Whiting & Co's hallmark, rim monogrammed MTB, 1.5"h x 12.75"d, approximately 23.6ozt, surface scratches and shallow dings. 300-400
182. John A. Ruthven, Cincinnati, b.1924, Old Squaw (Female, Summer), watercolor, 4" x 6", signed, matted and framed. Appeared on page 37 of the Top Flight Waterfowl Field Guide. 1,000-2,000

Cincinnati native John Ruthven graduated from the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Jack Storey Central Academy of Commercial Art. He produced "Top Flight," a field guide to North American waterfowl, along with William Zimmerman. He won the 1960 Federal Duck Stamp commission and several other awards. Ruthven also won the Lithographer's Association Award for designing the Famous Figureheads series which was placed in the National Mariners Museum in Washington, D. C. He was also chosen to create the Ducks Unlimited Certificate of Merit for 1967.

183. John A. Ruthven, Cincinnati, b.1924, Surf Scoter (Male), watercolor, 4" x 6", signed, matted and framed. Appeared on page 57 of the Top Flight Waterfowl Field Guide. 1,000-2,000
184. John Ellsworth Weis, Cincinnati, 1892-1962, Red brick church with tall steeple, oil on canvas, 17" x 19", signed. 800-1,200

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.

185. Carl Zimmerman, Cincinnati, 1900-1985, Church in Montgomery Ohio, oil on canvas, 18" x 24", signed. 1,000-2,000

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.

186. Carl Zimmerman, Cincinnati, 1900-1985, Green forest interior with brown path, watercolor, 16" x 21.5", signed. 300-500
187. Herman Henry Wessel, Cincinnati, 1878-1969, Viking ship at dock with pennants and American flag, watercolor, 13" x 10", signed. 600-800

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.

188. John Rettig, Cincinnati, 1855-1932, Sailboat at dock, 1885, watercolor, 9.5" x 5", signed, dated back of matt. 600-800

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.

189. William Ernst Hentschel, Cincinnati, 1892-1962, Rooster against stone wall, aquatone airbrush, 14.25" x 14.25", hand painted matting, framed, signed. 500-700

Born in New York City, Hentschel was an innovative decorator at Rookwood Pottery, as well as a painter and craftsman in several media. He founded the Crafters Company in Cincinnati. He also was assistant to the head curator of textiles for the New York Museum of Natural History, head of the design department at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and worked for the short-lived Kenton Hills Pottery.

190. William Ernst Hentschel, Cincinnati, 1892-1962, Two birds with blue blossom and yellow leaves, aquatone airbrush, 14.25" x 14.25", hand painted matting, framed, signed. 500-700
191. Edward Timothy Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Forest interior with young trees, stumps and distant horizon, 1902, ink drawing on paper, 13.25" x 10.5", light tape residue lower left, signed and dated lower right. 300-500

E.T. 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.

192. Edward Timothy Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Forest interior with tall trees, 6-2-06, ink drawing on paper, 13.5" x 9.75", light tape residue lower left, signed and dated lower right. 300-500
193. Arthur Helwig, Cincinnati, 1899-1976, Ocean scene with boats and rocks, oil on board, 8" x 10", signed. 100-200

Arthur Helwig was a Cincinnati painter of impressionist landscapes, abstracts, and murals. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Bessie Wessel and James Hopkins, and at the Academie Julian in Paris. He was a president of the Cincinnati Art Club.

194. William Arnold Eyden Jr, Indiana, 1893-1982, Winding path through beech trees, gouache, 16" x 24", signed. 400-600

An Indiana artist with extensive auction listings. He was known for his Indiana landscapes, and he also painted in Asheville, NC, and New York City. He studied under his father, William Sr, as well as T.C. Steele and Hawthorne.

195. William Arnold Eyden Jr, Indiana, 1893-1982, Autumn landscape with beech trees, gouache, 12" x 18", signed. 300-500
196. Fully carved oak miniature stepback cupboard, front and sides decorated with acanthus leaves, arched crown, four panel glass door top with two glass shelves over three drawers, paw feet, original brass hardware, replaced hinge pin, 30"h x 15"w x 8.5"d, excellent condition. 1,000-1,500
197. c.1820 American Sheraton style miniature three-drawer chest, walnut and curly maple, brass reproduction pulls, chamfered drawers, paneled sides, single board top, pine three-board back, evidence of old green paint, 20"h x 18"w x 11"d, outstanding example. 1,000-1,500
198. c.1860s walnut miniature four-drawer chest with half-columns and bun feet, beautifully proportioned, dovetailed drawers, great old finish, back possibly replaced, 14"h x 11"w x 8.5"d. 500-700
199. Child's china cabinet, great alligator finish, four shelf interior with plate holders, 25"h x 18.5"w x 10.5"d, excellent condition. 300-500
200. American Folk Art child's step back cupboard, pine and poplar, nicely carved crown and mid-skirt, old porcelain knobs, 37"h x 17"w x 9"d. 400-600