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ANTIQUES AND THE ARTS WEEKLY

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Art Institute Of Chicago

Detail of “Melon” tureen, model 189, designed
by Georg Jensen, designed 1912/14, produced
1919. The Art Institute of Chicago. Promised
gift from a private collection.

Georg Jensen
SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN FOR LIVING

By Kate Eagen Johnson 1921, the museum mounted the silversmithy’s first solo exhibition in Ameri-
CHICAGO — “We wanted to celebrate Modern Design through this ca. It was accompanied by the first English-language book on the com-
exhibition and the beautiful objects made by the Georg Jensen com- pany, Georg Jensen, An Artists (sic) Biography by L.C. Nielsen
pany over the course of the Twentieth Century… For people (Copenhagen, 1920).
who are familiar with Georg Jensen, I wanted to empha- In her chronologically organized presentation, Fisher
size both his work as an artist and craftsman, and his focuses on the history of the firm during the Twentieth
important role in fostering a vibrant design culture at Century, incorporating more than 200 objects from
the firm.” Alison Fisher, the Harold and Margot the Georg Jensen Archive in Copenhagen, pri-
Schiff associate curator of architecture and vate collections and the Art Institute of Chica-
design, clearly expressed the aims driving go’s own holdings. While silver pieces
“Georg Jensen: Scandinavian Design for predominate, items fashioned in part
Living,” an exhibition bound to inspire or in total from teak, cherry, leather,
and refresh museumgoers at the Art jute, stainless steel, melamine and
Institute of Chicago through Septem- other materials are also held up for
ber 9. Fisher has curated the first admiration.
major exhibition in the United States ( continued on page 10C )
devoted to the silver hollowware, silver and Silversmith Georg Jensen poetically
stainless steel flatware, and other items for the observed that “silver has that lovely
home offered by the Danish firm. In museum glow of moonlight… something of the
and collecting circles, these decorative art objects light of a Danish summer night. Silver is like
have often been outshone (in a figurative sense) by dusk, dewy and misty.” “Melon” tureen,
Jensen’s sumptuous jewelry. Fisher has made the bold model 189, designed by Georg Jensen,
move of “setting aside” Jensen’s wonders of personal designed 1912/14, produced 1919. The Art
adornment in order to focus attention on functional Institute of Chicago. Promised gift from a
objects designed to enrich daily life. private collection.
The exhibition grows in part from the Art Institute of
Chicago’s historic association with the Jensen firm. In

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Helen Allen

New Yorker Helen Allen is no newcomer to the
art fair circuit. Perceiving a gap in the market-
place, the communications expert partnered
with British promoter Will Ramsay to create the
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair and consulted on
the establishment of Art Hong Kong, now Art
Basel Hong Kong. “Many of my dealers now do
Frieze, Art Basel and the Armory Show,” she says
with evident satisfaction. At the helm of the Win-
ter Show since mid-April, the fair’s new executive
director seeks to balance tradition and innovation
as she reaches out to audiences new and old.

How did you become involved with What challenges do fairs face? Plans for social media and digital
the Winter Show? presentation?
I teach a class at Sotheby’s called “How the Art
I’m a third-generation New Yorker and an East Side World Works.” One common challenge is the There is an opportunity to create experiences for
resident, or perhaps I’m considered a Yorkvillian. speed with which the market is changing, has- younger audiences, who look at everything through
I’ve loved the Winter Show as long as I can remem- tened by our ability to see images online and in the lens of their phones. I want to provide an
ber. Friends and colleagues were involved with East social media. We all have to adapt to this new interactive experience. It’s important to evolve as we
Side House Settlement, a vibrant charity that does environment — to figure out how to best stake move further into the Twenty-First Century.
such important work, so I’ve been associated in a our claim and build new audiences. Constantly
variety of ways for many years. Now, as executive looking and evolving is important. All fairs are On a personal note, what are your
director, it’s great working with co-chairs Lucinda competing for time, eyes and dollars. Capturing favorite art destinations worldwide?
Ballard and Michael Lynch. They’re wonderful interest is about creating dynamic and innovative
partners and sounding boards. programming. It’s important to provide the next I lived in Rome for almost three years and adore
collectors with opportunities. everything about it. I loved setting off on my
What do you most love about the motorino, Pepe, just to see a new area of town. In
Winter Show? What’s in store for the Winter London, I always visit my favorite painting, Del
Show’s signature loan exhibitions? Sarto’s “Portrait of a Young Man” at the National
I love its quality, eclecticism and wide range of Gallery. In New York, the Frick Collection is spec-
prices, which allows anyone to come and discover The 2019 loan exhibition will showcase the col- tacular. You get the best in a bite-sized portion. Of
something spectacular they can admire and own. lections of the Nantucket Historical Association. course, I’m partial to the Metropolitan Museum of
To have every item vetted by a panel of over 150 ex- Michael R. Harrison, NHA’s director of research Art, where I started my professional life in the com-
perts is testament to the excellence of the exhibitors, and collections, has just written the book Collect- munications department.
who put tremendous effort into creating exciting ing Nantucket: Artifacts from an Island Community.
displays. Loan exhibitions are a wonderful thing for the Best restaurant within walking
Winter Show. They contextualize the value ex- distance of the Park Avenue Armory?
What changes are in store for 2019? hibitors bring to the fair by providing a museum
context, and they are a great tribute to the idea of Am I being totally trendy by saying I love East Pole
We’ve updated our name to the Winter Show, which collecting. on East 65th Street?
is what people already call it. We want to broaden
the support base and appeal to a younger audi- —Laura Beach
ence that may not understand the show’s scope.
Our new web address, www.thewintershow.org,
underscores that we are a not-for-profit. We are
working with a fantastic design firm and are go-
ing to be unveiling new graphics. One thing I’m
very excited to be doing with the Winter Show
committee and my colleague Michael Diaz-
Griffith is reaching out to potential partners to
jointly organize events and programs throughout
the year. We want to showcase our exhibitors
beyond the ten-day run of the fair.

Will the fair’s dateline change?

I don’t see any major changes in the fabric of
the 2019 Winter Show, our 65th and sapphire
jubilee. We represent 5,000 years of fine and
decorative arts and design, up to the present day.
The show has gradually added more contempo-
rary material. We are developing a strategy so the
process is seamless, and we are bringing in the
top of the crop. We are beefing up our vetting
committee for contemporary art and design.

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‘Poster Passion’ Leads To Auction Records At Swann
Mucha’s Times Of The Day Top Lot At $40,000
Auction Action In New York City

NEW YORK CITY — An auc- image positioning wine as the
tion of vintage posters at wholesome answer to the mod-
Swann Galleries on August 1 ern world’s ills, brought a record
sets at least six auction records, $10,625. Ludwig Hohlwein’s
including a new high price for Kathreiner Weine, 1913, was
Sutro Baths. The text-free vari- purchased by an institution for
ant of the 1896 poster, promot- $4,750. As a firm counterargu-
ing a former San Francisco ment to the virtues of a perfect-
landmark, brought $23,400. ly aged bottle of wine, a group of
The exhibition for the gallery’s 20 small-format posters issued
annual summer auction was by the American Temperance
overflowing, taking both exhi- Society sold for $2,125.
bition floors at the house’s Flat- Wartime propaganda, for
iron district premises. which these sales are known,
Alphonse Mucha’s Times of included both marketplace Alphonse Mucha’s Times of the Day, group of four, 1899, led
the Day was the top lot of the mainstays and surprises. the sale at $40,000.
auction, selling to an institution Among top lots were perhaps Keep Calm and Carry On, Sutro Baths, designer unknown, 1896, sold for $23,400.
for $40,000. Other Mucha works the two most iconic posters in designer unknown, 1939,
received significant attention the world: James Montgomery realized $12,500.
from collectors: Bières de la Flagg’s I Want You brought
$10,000, while the anonymously vintage posters, noted that “the
designed Keep Calm and Carry results were representative of
On, a 1939 image from Great the kind of poster passion that
Meuse, 1897, sold for $17,500
over an $8/12,000 estimate, and

assachusetts 2008Salon des Cent, 1896, brought
$10,000. The sale set a record Britain’s propaganda efforts in has driven the success of these
price for Peter Behren’s Der World War II, sold for $12,500. auctions over the last two
Soviet Constructivist images decades. As is usual in our
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Gustav Klutsis and Nikolai World War II propaganda and
Kuss, 1898, a color woodcut pub-
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An omnibus sectional sofa by Vladimir Kagan ($4/6,000). Faux bois table and chair set projects an aesthetic both primal and modern
($800–$1,200).

Home & Garden, Art & Furnishings In Rago’s
August 24–26 Unreserved Auction
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. — something for every-
From Friday, August 24 through one.” Martine Bedin’s Memphis super lamp
Sunday, August 26, Rago Arts will catch collector’s eye ($600/800).
and Auction Center will con- On Friday at 9
duct a three-day unreserved am, the auction Stickley Brothers china cabinet
auction of early Twentieth Cen- begins with some ($800–$1,200) is one of many pieces
tury art and design, modern 640 lots of early Twen- by Stickley on offer.
and contemporary art and tieth Century Ameri-
design, Scandinavian furniture, can art pottery and An Italian marble sculpture
garden décor and much more. ceramics by Marga- ($1/1,500).
ret Cable, Flora
Included in this 1,820 lot sale Huckfield and Julia tion cells are joined by rugs and Frankenthaler, among others. items such as a carved lime-
will be period and modern Mattson for North other Asian items. A long run of Scandinavian stone obelisk; cast iron garden
works of Arts and Craft design; Dakota School of ornaments, urns and settees; a
American and European mid- Mines; Futura by Saturday’s lots run the gamut design includes furniture by monumental rose arbor; cast
century furnishings; a broad Roseville, Frederick from Scandinavian and Euro- Peter Løvig Nielsen, Hans cement items including a faux
selection of rugs, lighting and Rhead for Weller, pean modern to postwar and Olsen, Aksel Kjersgaard, Hans bois bench; a set of carved
estate goods; prints, duplicates plus a run of artist- contemporary art. Wegner, Pierre Paulin; glass by Asian garden pagodas; and
and works on paper; and decorated Rookwood Oiva Toikka, Erik Höglund and French bistro sets.
antique and contemporary art pieces and much Italian design by Gae Aulenti, Bertil Vallien; and lighting by
glass. And, for the millennials more. Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Philippe Danish masters such as Jo Previews kick off with an art
who are looking to decorate Starck, Mario Bellini for Cassi- Hammerborg, Poul Henning- of collecting party on August 18,
their newly purchased homes European art pot- na, Pierro Fornasetti and Mar- sen, Preben Fabricius and Arne from 5 to 8 pm at Rago’s new
and gardens, there is a bumper tery by Charles Noke cello Fantoni and Italian light- Jacobsen. annex gallery, 243 North Main
crop of garden furniture, plant- for Royal Doulton, ing by Fontana Arte, Artemide Street. Regular previews run
ers, benches and architectural Paul Dachsel, Hugh and Flos are highlights. Sunday’s top lots will cover through Wednesday, August 22,
elements from a local estate Protat for Wedg- Twentieth and Twenty-First noon to 5 pm; and August 23,
that run the gamut from French wood; art glass by Postwar and contemporary art Century design, more postwar noon to 7 pm.
Deco to Egyptian Revival to Tiffany Studios, Lalique, Stue- includes works by Salvador and contemporary art and more
Modern Designs — and not a ben, Loetz, Muller Freres; plus Dali, Man Ray, Wassily Kandin- than 50 lots of garden décor, For further information, 609-
single plastic Adirondack chair architectural leaded glass win- sky, Joan Miró, Fernand Legér, including modern and classic 397-9374 or www.ragoarts.com.
in sight. dows and lighting, including Alexander Calder and Helen
Handel, Bradley and Hubbard
“We are always excited by the will cross the block.
diverse mix of property in
Rago’s unreserved auction,” There will be American furni-
says Michael Ingham, director ture by all the top names,
of Rago’s unreserved depart- including Gustav Stickley,
ment. “Perfect for that first L.&J.G. Stickley, Stickley
home or updating your style, all Brothers, Limbert and Roycroft;
the property is attractively a single owner collection of
priced and ready to go. We’re Hammered Copper by Heintz;
also pleased to present a sub- plus pieces by Roycroft and
stantial collection of outdoor Dirk van Erp.
and garden items at the end of
Sunday’s sale. There’s truly Fine art, Asian, tribal and
Native American art, folk and
Outsider art and Disney anima-

Lenfest Family’s Legacy To Michener Museum

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summer, the James A. Michener only to the generosity of remark-
Art Museum presents, “American able collectors such as the Len-
Moderns: The Legacy of Gerry fests, but also to the lasting con-
and Marguerite Lenfest,” an exhi- tributions of artists in this region
bition that showcases the gifts of to the evolution of Twentieth
the Lenfest family and explores Century art,” said Louise Feder,
their lasting impact on the muse- the exhibition’s curator. “We felt it
um’s legacy. The exhibition will was particularly appropriate to
continue through October 21. do so by mounting this special
exhibition in the Michener’s 30th
“In creating this exhibition, we anniversary year.”

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leading proponents of Precision- Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney and ist trends as cubism, futurism,
ist painting and some of the first Charles Rosen were actively surrealism, biomorphism, syn-
artists to explore non-objective engaged in the artistic dialogue chromism, precisionism and neo-
painting. that resulted in major shifts in plasticism.
American art at mid-century.
A significant gift of 33 works Influenced by the innovative The James A. Michener Art
from Gerry and Marguerite Len- achievements of the European Museum is at 138 South Pine
fest enabled the Michener Art avant-garde, these painters Street. For additional informa-
Museum to highlight the signifi- experimented with such modern- tion, 215-340-9800 or www.
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August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 5

Mixed media on paper done Colorful tempera and oil on paper attributed to the Dutch Tempera and gouache still life on paper done in the manner
in the manner of Andy War- master Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), titled “Restaurant of Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963), with a COA from
hol (1928–1987), titled Scene,” 8 by 10 inches ($12/20,000). Anderson Art Gallery in Romania ($15/20,000).
“Albert Einstein,” a stylized
depiction of the genius, pos-
sibly a study for an edition
print ($8/12,000).

In The Manner Of ’s Fine Art Auction—

Works Attributed To Van Gogh, Warhol
& Other Fine Art Luminaries On Offer August 23

FRANKLIN, MASS. — Paintings done van Gogh, this one a tempera and yet another artist with multiple entries manner of Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
in the manner of Andy Warhol, Vincent gouache on paper titled “Interior,” is in the auction. Paintings attributed to (French, 1796–1875), titled “Landscape,
van Gogh and a host of other fine art signed with paper toning verso the Surrealist master include a water- Countryside” (with figure in boat), signed
luminaries will highlight the next In the ($10/15,000). The work measures 10½ by color and gouache on laid paper titled with a COA ($5/8,000) will cross the
Manner Of fine art auction, online now 8 inches and is verso marked with the “Dueling Soldiers,” 7¾ by 8¾ inches block, while a tempera on paper study
and with live bidding set to begin on stamp of the D’Orsay Galerie d’Art, with (sight), signed lower right ($8/12,000); attributed to Camille Pissarro (French,
Thursday, August 23, at 5:30 pm Eastern a certificate from the von Hassel Galeri and an oil on canvas titled “Femme 1830–1903), titled “View of Countryside,”
time at 500 Gallery. In all, 191 works will in Rotterdam. (Woman),” 18 by 15 inches (sight), signed with a certificate of examination, should
come up for bid. ($3/5,000). top out at $3/5,000.
Collectors of Andy Warhol will have
In addition to van Gogh and Warhol several attributions by the Pop Art mas- Three paintings done in the manner of In the Manner Of makes it clear that
(who will both be represented more than ter to consider. All are mixed media on different artists all have identical esti- all the artworks in this and all future
once in the sale), the catalog will also fea- paper renderings and have Warhol’s sig- mates of $15/20,000. One is an oil on can- sales are created in the styles of, after or
ture a selection of artwork by, attributed nature. “Albert Einstein,” a stylized vas attributed to Amedeo Modigliani attributed to, master artists. The pieces
to or in the manner of master artists of depiction of the genius, possibly a study (Italian, 1884–1920), a “Portrait of a come with no provenance, no guarantees
the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centu- for an edition print, 22¾ by 17¾ inches Woman,” signed and framed with a COA. and no pedigrees. They are, like the name
ries, including Arshile Gorky, Robert (framed), with a collector’s stamp from The second is a charcoal and watercolor states, “In the Manner of.” The firm
Motherwell, Willem de Kooning, Cy Cooper International Auctions in London on paper attributed to Edvard Munch accepts cryptocurrency.
Twombly, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, and COA from Bonnier Art Services, (Norwegian, 1863–1944), titled “Group
Camille Pissarro and Amedeo Modigli- France ($8/12,000); “Marilyn Monroe,” Figure Study,” signed with a COA. The A live preview at 500 Gallery, where all
ani. Warhol’s now-iconic image of the late third is a tempera and gouache still life lots may be viewed, will be conducted
screen actress, 9½ by 8¼ inches, verso on paper done in the manner of Georges starting on August 15. “So many consign-
The painting attributed to the Dutch stamped by Contemporary Masters Braque (French, 1882–1963), 8 by 11¼ ors have come to us with great paintings
master Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is Exhibition and with a COA from the Gal- inches, with a COA from Anderson Art that were undocumented originals, trib-
a bright and colorful tempera and oil on erie d’Art Internationale in Luxembourg Gallery in Romania. ute pieces or copies that we decided to
paper titled “Restaurant Scene,” artist ($8/10,000); and “Shoes,” a possible study feature them in their own auctions,” said
signed, 8 by 10 inches ($12/20,000). The for an edition print, measuring 25½ by Also, an unsigned oil on canvas from Wood, who co-founded the firm with
work has a verso stamp and reference 20¾ inches in the frame and accompa- the School of Hilma af Klint (Swedish, partner William Janosco. “That’s how
number and comes with a certificate of nied by a COA from Bonnier Art Services 1862–1944), one of the earliest abstract this auction house was born.”
authenticity from the van Hassel Galeri in France ($15/20,000). painters, 22¼ by 19¼ inches (framed)
in Rotterdam, Holland. should command $5/8,000. A tempera The gallery is at 500 Franklin Village
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) is and watercolor on paper done in the Drive. For information, 617-960-1609 or
Another painting done in the manner of www.inthemannerof.com.

Aug. 23 Lecture ‘Sisters Of The Brush
& Palette’ At Discover Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — In New England Studies at Bos-
1896, art journalist William ton University, former director
Howe Downes noted “every of preservation studies, and co-
year we see more of these sis- founder of Portsmouth Advo-
ters of the brush and palette cates. Candee is the author of
coming forward as doughty several books and many essays
competitors to the men…” Rec- on the region’s history and art-
ognition of an increasing num- ists. The founder of Discover
ber of successful women art- Portsmouth, he has curated or
ists, especially in Boston, came co-curated 16 exhibitions for
a generation after Massachu- the Portsmouth Historical
setts mandated art education Society and the Portsmouth
for all public schools. Other Athenaeum.
New England states and New
York followed suit, resulting in The lecture, which is in the
the establishment of special- Portsmouth Historical Soci-
ized college training and a ety’s Gertrude Fiske: American
profitable trade in teaching Master Lecture Series, will be
aids. 5:30 to 6:30 pm, doors open at 5
pm at Discover Portsmouth, 10
On August 23, Professor Rich- Middle Street.
ard Candee will present a lec-
ture, “Sisters of the Brush and For additional information,
Palette,” exploring the life and www.portsmouthhistory.org or
art of three women artists from 603-436-8433.
that era whose work is now on
view at Discover Portsmouth. CLINTON, MASS. — “Icons of
The central subject, Susan the Hellenic World” is the first
Ricker Knox, was a Portsmouth significant exhibition at the
native whose long career as a Museum of Russian Icons to
portrait and landscape painter focus exclusively on Greek and
intersected with Margaret J. Byzantine iconography. On
Patterson and Anne W. Car- view through October 21, the
leton, artists and teachers. exhibit will delve deeply into
Each of these women, all with the links and the continuity of
Portsmouth connections, made Greek art and culture from
successful careers of their art- Late Antiquity, through Byzan-
work in the early years of the tium, to the present. The Muse-
Twentieth Century. um of Russian Icons is at 230
Union Street. For information,
Richard M. Candee is profes- www.museumofrussianicons.
sor emeritus of American and org or 978-598-5000.

6 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — August 24, 2018

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates To Offer Wentz Collection

More than 30 pieces of rare Rabbit-
ware.

More than 150 miniature lamps, Selection of folk art. vintage and antique posters,
including rare figural forms. Staunton, Va.; the collection of country store and advertising,
Maxine and the late Grymes Civil War and other historical
MOUNT CRAWFORD, VA, — the 50-plus-year collection of the including children’s articles, Heneberger, Harrisonburg, Va.; material, ceramics and glass,
The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates late Joan M. Wentz, Germans- spatterware, Gaudy Dutch, Delft, the private collection of Lucy and Native American material, comic
summer Americana and variety ville, Penn., highlighted by Amer- transferware, majolica and a Colonel Richard Collie (Ret.), books, a collection of Mettlach
auction contains a diversity of ican folk and decorative art, group of rare Rabbitware; stone- Fairfax Station, Va.; as well as steins, coins and currency, Victo-
material and will include every- including weathervanes, por- ware and earthenware; textiles, property deaccessioned by Wash- rian furniture and lighting and
thing from rare Civil War items traits, powder horn and rare tole- including samplers, quilts, sew- ington & Lee University, Lexing- music boxes.
and vintage concert posters to ware; holiday decorations, includ- ing tools and accessories. ton, Va., to benefit the collections
country furniture and silver coins. ing Christmas and Easter fund; and property deaccessioned All lots are on public preview at
The auction will take place over articles, ornaments, candy con- Saturday’s session, beginning from the Schwenkfelder Library the firm’s gallery at 2177 Green
two days, Friday, August 24, and tainers and toys; lighting, includ- at 9:30 am, should prove to be & Heritage Center, Pennsburg, Valley Lane, August 22–23, 10
Saturday, August 25, with absen- ing more than 150 miniature equally exciting and features Penn., proceeds to benefit the am to 6 pm, and August 24–25, 8
tee, phone, internet and in-house lamps; glass, including examples property from the collection of acquisitions fund. The day’s vari- am until the last lot is sold on
bidding available. by Daum Nancy, Gallé and Stue- Ellen B. O’Brien, Sarasota, Fla.; ous offerings consist of a selec- each day. For more information,
ben as well as barber bottles, the Al Warr collection, Easton, tion of country furniture and www.jeffreysevans.com or 540-
Friday’s session, beginning at early blown and pressed forms Penn.; the collection of the late accessories, folk art, toys, clocks, 434-3939.
9:30 am, should start the week- and EAPG; early ceramics, William Becker, Bridgewater, Va.;
end off with a bang and features the estate of Mrs Lee Cochran,

Star Trek & Star Wars Transport Heritage
Movie Poster Auction To Over $1.6 Million

Auction Action In Dallas

DALLAS — The largest and arguably The largest and most detailed Star The Empire Strikes Back (20th Cen- A flurry of competitive bids pushed
most detailed Star Trek poster designed Trek poster designed by commer- tury Fox, 1980) one sheet sparked the final price for Regeneration (Nor-
by renowned commercial artist Bob Peak cial artist Bob Peak sold for $46,800 bids from 20 collectors before more man, 1923) three sheet to $40,800.
sold for $46,800 to claim top-lot honors in big screen. than quadrupling its low estimate It is unique in that it features the com-
Heritage Auctions’ Movie Posters Auction to sell at $26,400. plete artwork by artist Roger Kastel, who
July 28–29. The two-day auction produced A pair of posters from one of the most rare, the German poster also made its auc- is perhaps known best for creating the
sell-through rates of 93.9 percent by value popular films of all time brought matching tion debut in the event. iconic Jaws poster, and also for using the
and 94.8 percent by lot and produced total sale prices of $26,400. Offered for the first original color palette for the second film in
sales of $1,632,645. time ever at Heritage Auctions, three Cas- One of the most actively pursued posters the trilogy. The poster features lead char-
ablanca (Warner Brothers, R-1953) Italian in the auction was a The Empire Strikes acters Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and
Known for his work that helped advance photobustas soared to more than three Back (20th Century Fox, 1980) one sheet, Princess Leia, as well as C3PO, R2D2 and
the design of modern movie posters, Peak’s times its high estimate, and Casablanca which sparked bids from 20 collectors Chewbacca, but also includes images of
work is sought-after by collectors. The (Warner Brothers, 1952), first postwar before more than quadrupling its low esti- Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett, Cloud City
40-by-57½-inch Star Trek IV: The Voyage release, German A1, painted by Hans Otto mate when it sold for $26,400 — the most and more.
Home by Bob Peak (Paramount, 1987) Wendt, drew the same final price. Equally ever paid for a Star Wars concept poster.
framed original mixed media poster art- Considered to be one of the rarest posters Prices are with buyer’s premium, as
work is on illustration board and mounted of the Star Wars trilogy, this poster is one reported by the auction house. For infor-
on foam core and is signed by the artist. of just a handful known to have survived. mation, www.ha.com or 877-437-4824.

“Bob Peak’s work is very popular right
now among movie posters collectors,” Her-
itage Auctions Vintage Posters Director
Grey Smith said. “He has designed posters
for some of the most popular movies of all
time, like My Fair Lady and Camelot, and
then Star Trek, Apocalypse Now and sev-
eral James Bond films. His extraordinary
talent and his impact on the evolution of
movie poster design has caught the atten-
tion of a lot of serious collectors.”

A flurry of competitive bids pushed the
final price for Regeneration (Norman,
1923) three sheet to more than three times
its high estimate selling for $40,800. A
rarity sold for the first time through Heri-
tage Auctions, this stone lithograph three
sheet is culturally important, because it
traces back to when Richard Norman, the
film’s producer and director, set up a stu-
dio catering to African American audienc-
es eager to see themselves reflected on the

‘The Magic Of Handwriting’ On View At The Morgan

NEW YORK CITY — Hand- graphs, drawings and documents. Borges and Marcel Proust. The
writing works magic: it trans- “The Magic of Handwriting: show runs through September
ports us back to defining 16.
moments in history, creativity The Pedro Corrêa do Lago Collec-
and everyday life and connects tion” is on view at the Morgan The items on view convey the
us intimately with the people Library & Museum, featuring power of handwriting to connect
who marked the page. For nearly 140 items from his important us with writers, artists, compos-
half a century, Brazilian author holdings, few of which have ever ers, political figures, performers,
and publisher Pedro Corrêa do been publicly exhibited. Among scientists, philosophers, rebels
Lago has been assembling one of the items on view are letters by and others whose actions and
the most comprehensive collec- Lucrezia Borgia, Vincent van creations have made them leg-
tions of its kind, acquiring thou- Gogh and Emily Dickinson; ends.
sands of handwritten letters, annotated sketches by Michelan-
manuscripts and musical compo- gelo, Jean Cocteau and Charlie The Morgan is at 225 Madison
sitions as well as inscribed photo- Chaplin; and manuscripts by Avenue, at 36th Street. For more
Giacomo Puccini, Jorge Luis information, 212-685-0008 or
www.themorgan.org.

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 7

Papermania Plus Returns To Hartford, Conn., August 25

HARTFORD, CONN. — Advertising and paper Vintage Advertising & Paper
lovers will rejoice as Papermania Plus, the North- Collectors Show Will Be
east’s largest vintage advertising and ephemera Presented At XL Center
show, returns to the XL Center Saturday, August 25,
for its 74th edition. The show has been running con- even rare LPs. There are stereo view cards, stock
tinuously in Hartford since 1975 and is one of the certificates and many kinds of eccentricities of
top shows for advertising, paper and memorabilia interest to everyone.”
collectors in the United States.
Show hours are 9 am to 5 pm. Tickets are $9.
Papermania Plus offers serious collectors and the Seniors and students with a valid ID card can get
merely curious a treasure trove of vintage items, half-price admission.
including postcards, movie posters, photographs,
rare books, fine art prints, baseball cards, maps, The XL Center is at 1 Civic Center Plaza. For
sheet music, autographs and much more. Even information, www.papermaniaplus.com or 860-280-
items such as old stock certificates from long-bank- 8339.
rupt companies — valuable for their design, not
necessarily the company they represent — can be
found. Then there’s the “Plus” part: pins, tintypes,
vintage bottles, metal and wooden signs and adver-
tising samples of all kinds. “[Papermania Plus]
showcases the importance of printed material
before the internet,” said show promoter Gary Gip-
stein. “The breadth and depth of material on display
here is staggering. I can’t believe some of the things
that our vendors bring in. Just the availability of old
postcards alone is amazing; tens of thousands of
postcards with historic scenes of places around the
world. It’s amazing. And that’s just a start.”

The show is one of the largest on the circuit. Doz-
ens of vendors from across the United States will
bring items to sell, share and display. The public is
encouraged to bring in their own treasures for an
appraisal from 11 am to 2 pm. Among the apprais-
ers this year is Gary Sohmers, known for his appear-
ances on the PBS-TV program Antiques Roadshow.

A show of this sort is an invitation to an old-fash-
ioned swap session,” Gipstein said. “You know, the
kind where you have a chance to pick up a rare
Topps Baseball Card you’ve been looking for, or a
backstage pass and poster from that Grateful Dead
concert you were at. You can also search for a mint
copy of the first Batman comic book, Stephen King’s
Castle Rock newsletters, rare Civil War pictures or
World War II insignias and combat ribbons and

Navajo Weaving Traditions At Bruce Museum foundation of our ethnographic
GREENWICH, CONN. — The despite the obstacles of dis- The Navajo were first recog- that remains strong today. collections, in both quality and
Bruce Museum presents “A placement, discrimination and nized as the finest weavers of The items on display are from number. Personal letters, main-
Continuous Thread: Navajo isolation experienced by the small horse blankets, placed tained in the museum’s archive,
Weaving Traditions,” an exhibi- Navajo Nation. under saddles to protect the the collection of Margaret demonstrate her passion and
tion that traces the history of horse, after the Spanish intro- Cranford (1887–1974), a resi- respect for all things Native
the Navajo weaving tradition “The Navajo textile collection duced both sheep and horses to dent of Greenwich. At the age American and help to frame
from the earliest Mexican- at the Bruce is extensive the United States Southwest in of 21, Cranford began a lifelong her collecting strategies. We
inspired Saltillo serapes, circa enough to illustrate the history the mid-1500s. Influenced by pursuit of traveling across the hope our guests find meaning
1880, to mid-Twentieth Centu- of the weaving traditions and Pueblo weavers, the Navajo United States and the world, in her dedication to identifying
ry pictorial rugs. Featuring a varied enough to demonstrate then made large blankets, collecting fine decorative art, and preserving Native Ameri-
dozen items from the museum’s the artisanal skill of the weav- which were prized throughout jewelry and textiles. can traditions.”
Native American ethnographic ers,” says Kirsten Reinhardt, the Southwest and across the
collection — some of which Museum registrar and the Great Plains for their quality “The Bruce is indebted to the The Bruce Museum is at 1
have never been publicly exhib- organizer of this exhibition. as outerwear. Later, trading generosity of Margaret Cran- Museum Drive. For informa-
ited — the exhibition will be on “Each piece is an extraordinary post economics led to a transi- ford,” says Reinhardt. “Her col- tion, www.brucemuseum.org or
display in the Bantle Lecture example of artistic creativity tion to rug making, a tradition lecting trips to the American 203-869-0376.
Gallery through November 25. and technical execution.” Southwest in the early 1930s
generated gifts that are the

Navajo rugs are unique
because their warp (the vertical
strings on a loom) is one long,
continuous piece of wool thread.
Once the warp is set on the
loom, the size of the rug cannot
be altered. This weaving meth-
od requires the weaver to plan
the design and pattern of the
rug to fit precisely into the pre-
determined length of the rug.
The ability to conceive and
execute two-dimensional
designs in extraordinary pat-
terns and colors set Navajo
weavers apart from the cre-
ators of other Native American
rugs and blankets. Knowledge
of this traditional process is an
important cultural tradition
that has been maintained
through intergenerational Third Phase Navajo Chief’s Blanket. Bruce Museum Collec-
instruction and mentoring, tion 68.25.05.

Norman Rockwell Museum Lecture
‘Moving Pictures’ August 18
STOCKBRIDGE, MASS. — the evolution of Saturday morn- streaming video. The talk is free
Norman Rockwell Museum will ing cartoons. for museum members or includ-
present “Moving Pictures,” a ed with museum admission.
lecture looking at the history of Through animated film clips,
hand-drawn animation from interviews and documentary The Rockwell Museum is at 9
1912 to 1990, on Saturday, footage, audience members will Glendale Road (Route 183). For
August 18, starting at 1:30 pm. learn about the people and stu- information, 413-298-4100 or
dios behind some of animation’s www.nrm.org.
Norman Rockwell Museum most beloved characters, includ-
curator of exhibitions Jesse ing Betty Boop, Mickey Mouse, NEW YORK CITY — “Mary
Kowalski will discuss how ani- Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry and Corse: A Survey in Light,” is on
mated film has evolved from its the Flintstones. Kowalski will view at the Whitney Museum of
earliest stages — from experi- look at the laws, social changes American Art through Novem-
mental films to cartoon shorts and evolution in technology that ber 25 at 99 Gansevoort Street.
from the 1930s through 1950s, precipitated the move of anima- For information, 212-570-3600
the transition to television and tion from theaters to television to or www.whitney.org.

8 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — August 24, 2018

Top Boston Boys In The Big Sky
Picks:
Desperados, Indians, vigilantes and gold. While these things can be found in pretty much every Western movie ever made,
By Greg Smith there is good reason for their inclusion: because that is how the West was. All of these subjects can be found in a remarkable
diary of a Boston boy turned Montana mining engineer who wrote between 1866–68. J. Russell Hodge, in only two years, lived
more than most. Shortly after arriving in Montana, Hodge and his father each survived being shot by a desperado, who they

shot and killed in an ensuing gunfight. They then endured a year of threats from vigilantes as they were indicted for first-
degree murder, a charge they would beat in a juried trial. The two operated a gold mine, which according to the diary and
adjusting for inflation, sometimes produced more than $50,000 in gold in a single day. It is the real deal, folks, and the diary

approaches the block at PBA Galleries. It joins other top lots from around the United States in this week’s picks.

THOMASTON PLACE RAGO
AUCTION GALLERIES
August 24–26
August 25–26 Lot 1451
Lot 1095
Edmond Spence, Pair of Nightstands
Nineteenth Century Carousel Camel
Figure By M.C. Illions Mexico, 1940s–50s, Mexican mahogany,
nickeled brass.
Restored carved wood carousel figure in poly-
chrome enamel paint, on black rolling stand with Estimate: $1,2/1,600
pipe mount, 54 inches tall, Coney Island, N.Y. This
piece came from Saucer’s KiddieLand in Indiana. PBA GALLERIES
August 23
Estimate: $35/45,000 Lot 299
Diary of Montana Mining Engineer,

1866–68

Manuscript diary kept by J. Russell Hodge in Roos-
evelt, Montana Territory, from December 20, 1866,
to May 7, 1868, while he was engaged in managing

a gold mining and milling operation.
Estimate: $6/9,000

FONTAINE’S ALDERFER AUCTION HERITAGE
August 25 August 23 August 25
Lot 184 Lot 172 Lot 43019
Baird Dog Food Advertising Clock Louis-Albert Lefeuvre A Guillotine
(French, 1845–1924)
Original 12-inch paper dial signed “Baird Clock Made of a heavy, stained hardwood and metal,
Co. Plattsburgh, NY.” Rustic figure eight style Bronze, “Les Fondeurs du Moyen Age,” circa 1900, its provenance is unknown. However, construc-
wood and papier mache case with relief lettering signed, 18 inches high. tion and materials would suggest that it dates
Estimate: $4/6,000 from perhaps the first quarter of the Twentieth
around the door and lower door that reads Century. It may have been used in France or in
“Clark’s Patent Buffalo Meat Dog Cakes — By one of the many French colonial possessions in
Africa or Asia. The metal blade weighs approxi-
Royal Warrant To The Queen.”
Estimate: $2/3,000 mately 40 pounds.
Opening Bid: $12,000

COPAKE AUCTION GREAT GATSBY’S JOHN McINNIS
August 25 August 24–26 August 24–26
Lot 426 Lot 983 Lot 532
IBM Time Clock Business Machine Eddie Adams (American, 1933–2004) Large Bellamy “Don’t Give Up The Ship”

Early Twentieth Century, oak case, 37 inches high. Oversized silver print titled “Bethlehem,” depicting Eagle Plaque
$500/700 a shepherd and his lamb in the desert, artist
Attributed to John Haley Bellamy with note attached
inscribed, dated and signed, 18-by-12-inch image. to eagle; From a Grange Hall in Dover, N.H., or
Estimate: $700/900 Elliot, Maine. 40 inches long.
Estimate: $20/40,000

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 9

Jane Peterson: At Home And Abroad

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Jane “Jane Peterson: At Home and Pablo Picasso and Henri “Palm Beach” by Jane Peterson (American, 1876–1965),
Peterson (1876–1965) was born Abroad,” an exhibition through Matisse. 1965, Oil on canvas, 18¼ by 24¼ inches, Hirshhorn Museum
to Scandinavian immigrants in October 21, at the Hyde Collec- and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution. Lee Stals-
a Midwestern town just a tion. “Jane Peterson was popular worth photography.
decade after the Civil War. during her lifetime, and this
Ideas of women pursuing high- With more than 80 paintings retrospective of her career Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Warren Street. For information,
er education and even careers and select memorabilia, the makes clear why,” said Jona- Museum of Art. 518-792-1761 or www.hydecol-
were just gaining traction when exhibition follows Peterson’s than Canning, director of cura- lection.org.
the 1893 Columbian Exposition travels, her journeys through torial affairs and programming The Hyde Collection is at 161
in Chicago featured the Wom- art movements and the way she at The Hyde Collection. “She
an’s Building. There, Peterson forged a path as an indepen- was adventurous, forward-
saw paintings by Mary Cassatt dent woman in a changing thinking and thrived at a point
(1844–1926) and Mary Mac- world. The exhibition includes in history when women were
Monnies (1858–1946) and likely works from her travels in just beginning to demand their
learned about the growing Europe, North Africa and at rights. Through this exhibition,
women’s suffrage movement. home in the United States, we see her evolution, and with
Inspired, and with her sights beginning with her introduction it, the changing of the times.”
set on a career as an artist, to Impressionism. Peterson
Peterson ventured to New York studied with Frank Brangwyn, Peterson enjoyed great suc-
City and enrolled at the Pratt Jacques Blanche, Andre L’Hote cess throughout her career and
Institute. She went on to travel and Joaquin Sorolla, who great- was popular among major art
the world, befriend major art- ly influenced her. She painted collectors of her time, especially
ists of the time, earn a generous with John Singer Sargent, Chil- John D. Rockefeller. Her works
living and build a life as a mod- de Hassam and Maurice Prend- are included in museums
ern career woman. Her accom- ergast. She traveled extensively including the Metropolitan
plishments are examined in with Louis Comfort Tiffany and Museum of Art, the National
socialized with such artists as Museum of Women in the Arts,
the Pennsylvania Academy of

Repurposed, Refashioned, And Reused:
New England Quilts At Old Sturbridge Village
STURBRIDGE, MASS — More land women stitching diligently new and resourceful ways to
than a dozen rarely seen and away at their quilts, utilizing give old quilts new life. Old
delicate hand-made quilts are the tiniest leftover scraps of quilts were cut down to fit on
now on display at a new exhibit fabric to craft their humble cre- new beds, used as durable back-
at Old Sturbridge Village titled, ations — a truly Colonial Reviv- ings for decorative textiles, such
“Early New England Quilts: al notion. In truth, many early as hearth rugs, or cut into strips
Repurposed, Refashioned, and quilts incorporated fabric spe- to form padding for other house-
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quiltmakers, who used rem- bag. Many of these quilts and cc mounted at the Village,” noted
nants from worn garments and included expensive imported
household textiles to create new fabrics, such as glazed chintzes curator Rebecca Beall, “with
quilts, or interwove fabrics of and calamancos from England more than 70 pieces on display,
sentimental value or even and France or even boldly dating from as early as the late
turned worn-out quilts into printed cottons from as far Eighteenth Century and as late
practical household objects. afield as India. as 1890. Due to their fragility,
these quilts are rarely seen out-
In the Nineteenth Century, Nevertheless, reusing outdat- side our collections vaults. This
quilts were a household neces- ed but still serviceable materi- Courtesy Old Sturbridge Village. is a rare and wonderful oppor-
sity for enduring the bitterly als embodies the New England tunity for visitors to gain access
cold New England winters, and ideals of economy and thrift ashamed of economy.” Today, as a practical way to utilize to these items.”
they have long related to the espoused in many early Nine- many of these so-called “scrap” recycled materials. Old Sturbridge Village is at 1
concept of Yankee frugality. teenth Century advice books. quilts are prized for their color- Even after their usefulness as Old Sturbridge Village Road.
Early Twentieth Century writ- Lydia Maria Child dedicated ful and ingenious piecing. How- bedding was long past, thrifty For information, 800-733-1830
ers, such as Alice Morse Earle, her book, The American Frugal ever, many of them started life New England women found or www.osv.org.
imagined industrious New Eng- Housewife (1828), to “those not

Warren County Antiques Show &
Vintage Marketplace Takes Place On

August 25–26 At Fairgrounds

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Antiques dealers will fill the buildings, pavil-
ions and grounds of the scenic, 60-acre Warren cake Baking Co. food truck.
County Fairgrounds, at 1350 Strykers Road, Admission is $7 with a discount for those bring-
three miles north of Phillipsburg, N.J.
ing an ad or article.
“You’ll find furniture, jewelry, antique toys, For information, 908-343-5873 or www.warren-
tools, posters, quilts, porcelain, glassware, primi-
tives… with antiques, collectibles and vintage countyantiqueshow.com.
items of all kinds,” said Melva Sterlacci, one of
the show organizers.

From furniture to coins, artwork to country
artifacts, and sturdy tools of yesteryear to deli-
cate glassware, the show offers something for all
tastes in antiques.

Although a majority of the dealers are from
New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the show contin-
ues to attract participants who travel farther,
from Delaware, Maryland, New York and Massa-
chusetts.

The show is billed as the largest in northern
New Jersey and will feature more than 150 ven-
dors, a majority of which are returning from prior
years with new goods, organizers said.

The show hosts a wide variety of booths and an
even wider variety of antiques, ranging from
primitive items, Victorian and other rare pieces,
jewelry, pottery, antique toys and even a black-
smith.

Vendors this year will be conducting “booth
talks.” While there is no set schedule, attendees
need only ask questions at any particular booth to
hear the history of an item or more about its era.

Returning to run their food stand is the Warren
Hills Wrestling Club as well as last year’s hit for
their handmade fruit popsicles, the Pirate Cup-

10 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — August 24, 2018

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’
Bold & Wondrous Auction Set For August 25–26

Rare carved carousel
camel by Charles
Looff (1852–1918).

An ink and watercolor study depicting the Olson House by
Andrew Wyeth.

“Fog,” oil on linen painting by Jamie Wyeth.

Rare 1847 powderhorn from Peacham, Vt.,
Early Qing dynasty gilt- with scrimshaw decoration. Milton Avery painting titled “Owl.”
bronze Kylin, set with white
jade, carnelian and lapis. Wayne Starrett and his wife, Jasper Cropsey, Edouard Cortes, ian Renaissance bas relief panels
June, of Warren, Maine. Starrett Bernard Buffet, Aiden Lassell of standing Old Testament proph-
THOMASTON, MAINE — was the contractor for the renova- Ripley, Howard Chandler Christy, ets.
Qing Dehua porcelain seat- Thomaston Place Auction Galler- tion of the Olson House in the Claude Daubigny, Samuel Col- The diverse Americana selection
ed figure of Guanyin with ies’ Bold, Beautiful, Rare and 1970s. June Starrett served as man, Lars Thorsen, Percy San- will feature important folk art
the impressed double gourd Wondrous Auction on August 25 hostess and docent for the house born, Antonio Jacobsen, John pieces such as three Nineteenth
seal mark of Chinese potter and 26, will feature collections of when it re-opened after restora- Frederick Kensett, Arthur Gar- Century carved carousel animals,
He Chaozong. important, recently discovered tion. field Dove, Alfred Thompson including a rare camel by noted
Tiffany & Co. Art Nouveau art, antiquities and Americana. Jamie Wyeth’s oil on linen work, Bricher, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, American carver Charles Looff;
silver & copper vase. The inventory for this sale was “Fog,” depicts an array of purple Waldo Peirce, Ernest Fiene, Wil- an important American eagle
Early Imperial Roman peri- sourced from homes from across irises set against mist laden pine liam Zorach, plus pieces by con- stern board from the Maine-
od carved marble head the country, featuring pieces from trees. Created in 2000, it was temporary artists. based, early Twentieth Century
depicting the goddess Diana. the estate of Arthur and Ruth included in “Jamie Wyeth, Rock- Also discovered in a Maine schooner Victory Chimes, attrib-
Sokoloff, notable Coral Gables, well Kent and Monhegan,” a 2013 home are two Asian Seventeenth uted to the late woodworker Har-
Fla., collectors. traveling exhibition organized by Century Chinese objects: an early old Stanley of Rockland; a Nine-
Thomaston Place owner and the Farnsworth Museum. Qing dynasty imperial quality teenth Century violin with
auctioneer Kaja Veilleux said, The Sokoloff collection includes gilt-bronze Kylin, mythical crea- scrimshaw decorated bridge and
“This sale, without a doubt, com- seven works by mid-Twentieth ture and symbol of prosperity and fingerboard by American whaling
prises the finest collection of art- Century American art icon Milton good omens, set with white jade, sailor Frederick Wells of Long
work and rarities ever displayed Clark Avery, all originally pur- carnelian and lapis; and a Qing Island; an 1847 powderhorn from
in our gallery.” chased directly from the artist. Dehua porcelain seated figure of Peacham, Vt., with narrative
Three works by Andrew Wyeth The Avery paintings range in sub- Guanyin, Buddhist bodhisattva of scrimshaw decoration; and sever-
will be presented in this sale: ject matter from portraits and mercy and compassion, with the al full-body weathervanes.
“Spruce Timber,” a 1946 watercol- depictions of animals to land- impressed double gourd seal There will also be a strong group
or depicting two men using a scapes. Leading the group is a mark of famed early Seventeenth of fine Eighteenth and Nineteenth
bucksaw painted at Broad Cove 1953 oil painting titled “Owl.” Century Chinese potter He Century American furniture and
Farm in Cushing, Maine; a 1942 The sale will include an impor- Chaozong. accessories, led by an Eighteenth
mixed media study of the Olson tant Fifteenth Century Italian An early Imperial Roman period Century Newport, R.I., Chippen-
House (of “Christina’s World” Old Master painting by “The carved marble head depicting the dale period slant lid desk attribut-
fame), which Wyeth gifted to Master of Apollo and Daphne” goddess Diana will be another ed to the Goddard Townsend
Christina and her brother with depicting a man and woman featured item from the Sokoloff School of Cabinetry, and an Eigh-
the inscription: “To Christina and standing by a well and exchang- collection. This sculpture, with teenth Century New England
Alvaro, from Betsy and Andy.” ing water for jewels. Recently dis- curled Flavian style hair, laurel tiger maple chest on chest.
Many years later, it was found in covered in Maine, this work has wreath, diadem crown and black A variety of important decora-
the house and consigned to auc- been meticulously cleaned and marble pedestal, is a powerful tive objects include six Faberge
tion by Christina’s nephew, John restored by the Boston Museum portrait. crafted treasures, a rare Tiffany &
Olson Sr; and an original water- of Fine Art and is accompanied by Other antiquities include two Co. Art Nouveau silver and cop-
color remarque depicting the extensive research and prove- rare framed heraldic medieval per vase, an important Nine-
Olson House painted on the end- nance. textiles depicting pairs of lions, a teenth Century framed Italian
paper from a copy of the 1968 art Additional artwork offered will Sixteenth Century French Gothic micromosaic panel depicting St
folio book Andrew Wyeth. The span styles, media and centuries, carved ivory triptych altarpiece Peter’s basilica and square, and
painting is inscribed to Burton with works by Maurice Utrillo, and two Fifteenth Century Ital- several pieces of Danish modern
furniture by Brouer Mobelfabrik
and Arne Iverson.
There will also be more than
160 lots of estate jewelry, includ-
ing three rings set with large sap-
phires surrounded by diamonds,
and a multicolor gem-set flamin-
go-form brooch similar to the
Duchess of Windsor’s iconic piece.
The auction will begin at 11 am
each day. Previews are August 20
to 24, 9 am to 5 pm, And Saturday
and Sunday, 9 to 11 am, before the
auction begins.
Thomaston Place is at 51 Atlan-
tic Highway. For more informa-
Important Old Master painting by “The Master of Apollo Gem-set platinum and 18K tion, www.thomastonauction.com
and Daphne” (Fifteenth Century, Umbrian School). gold flamingo-form brooch. or 207-354-8141.

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 11

Titanic Victim’s Pocket Watch From
Family At Heritage Auctions August 25

DALLAS — A pocket watch A significant, large (49½ by 30½ inches), 1844 campaign flag RMS Titanic: pocket watch,
recovered from a victim of the banner for James K. Polk and George Dallas. from passenger Sinai Kan-
RMS Titanic, owned by a New tor, who drowned; 3 inches
York-bound Russian immi- Carpathia after 8 am. effort did she receive the rest of in diameter open-face pock-
grant killed on his way to A cable repair ship named the his effects, which included cloth- et watch, unmarked, but
America accompanied by his ing, Kantor’s Russian passport, Swiss-made with the origi-
wife, is one of many lots in Her- CS Mackay-Bennett arrived a notebook, money, wallets, a sil- nal movement. Hebrew
itage Auctions’ Americana and eight days later to recover as ver watch, a telescope and cork- numbers on face.
Political Auction on August 25. many victims as possible. Sinai screw. The property was sent to
Kantor’s body was pulled from the White Star Line offices in time. The watch remained in
The watch is consigned by a the icy water during the gruel- New York and then delivered to the family for years and will be
descendant of Miriam and ing, seven-day operation. He her May 24, 1912. sold with a letter of provenance A guillotine, 101 by 47 by 40
Sinai Kantor, husband and was labeled “Body No. 283” and from the consignor, a descen- inches, certainly the only
wife named on the official list embalmed on the ship. He is The Swiss-made open-face dant of the Kantors, along with one in the US.
of Titanic victims and survi- buried at Mount Zion Ceme- silver-on-brass watch, with its copies of letters issued in the
vors. Both from Vitebsk, Rus- tery, Queens, New York. original movement and a diam- aftermath of the tragedy, sent auction; and an official White
sia, he was 34 years old, and eter of three inches, includes to Miriam Kantor. House presidential flag used
she 24 when they paid 26 Heritage Auctions’ Historical numerals in Hebrew letters. Additional highlights of the during the latter part of the
pounds for ticket No. 244367. Consignment Director Don The back cover has an auction include a significant, Dwight D. Eisenhower admin-
The two were among 285 sec- Ackerman said, “The family embossed design that shows large 1844 campaign flag ban- istration, with overlap into the
ond-class passengers and passed the watch down through Moses holding the Ten Com- ner for James K. Polk and John F. Kennedy administra-
boarded the ship together in generations for 106 years. A mandments. George Dallas; a “Holy Grail” tion.
Southampton, England. piece that was aboard the ship jugate button for 1920 running There will be a full preview
and a documented history from The watch’s movement is pFmPPora:ala\giAtnteii&nkscalAailtneJAcaddamRrsbte\yoo5soo-sn2e5Mvd-e1.eltp8;i\CcTtoeaixnagmrataAnhrdnee tiqutonaneugseeF\,2rAiwuxdhac2tyei,roineAndsud,tgh3.ue5s0t0a2uM4c,taiapotlneHAwevrieil--l
The couple were university the family makes this a bitter- rusted, the result of immersion BpiocksetodnupTferoamP1a-r5t-y1,8,d2a-t2e-1d81, 27-793-1–8, 4-b6e-1g8in, 4-a1t3-1181, 4-a2m0-.18F, o5r-4-f1u8r, ther
graduates; Sinai Kantor was a sweet and really rare opportu- in salt water, the hands are 754-1;1-a18g, u5-i1ll8o-t1i8n, e, the only one information, www.ha.com or
furrier and intended to sell nity for collectors.” nearly all deteriorated and the eevmearil opfrfoeorfetdo: [email protected]
trunks of furs to fund the cou- dial is stained.
ple’s goal to each study dentist- It was not easy for Miriam to
ry and medicine when they recover her husband’s belong- The consignor wishes to
arrived and settled in the ings. Only after extensive legal remain anonymous at this
Bronx, New York. That was
until their lives were shattered
in the early hours of April 12,
1912, when the Titanic collided
with an iceberg in the North
Atlantic. Miriam was ushered
onto lifeboat 12, which men
were prohibited from entering
because of a “women and chil-
dren first” protocol for loading
lifeboats.

Roughly 30 passengers were
in the lifeboat when it was low-
ered off the port side, but sur-
vivors made room for about 30
more. According to official
reports, it was the last boat to
reach the rescue ship RMS

Indiana University, Uffizi Gallery Unveil
Website Featuring 3D Digitized Artifacts
FLORENCE, ITALY — As a
result of a collaboration PO Bo x 2 90 ; Wh i te P l a in s , N . Y. 1 0 6 0 5
between Indiana University
(IU) and the Uffizi Gallery, it A sculpture at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, is
is now possible to view some of scanned as part of the process to digitize the art in 3D. Indi-
the world’s most admired ana University photo.
ancient artifacts and sculp-
tures in 3D without traveling 3D restoration models of “It’s exciting to see the prog-
overseas. A newly launched works of interest to individual ress of this ambitious project,”
website, www.digitalsculp- project participants; and pub- Cate said. “Not only does the
ture-uffizi.org, was unveiled lishing the 3D models on sev- website offer first-of-its-kind
on August 7 in a ceremony at eral online sites, including the opportunities to a broad audi-
the historic Uffizi Gallery Italian Ministry of Culture’s ence, ranging from scholars
attended by IU’s vice presi- internal conservation data- and museum professionals to
dent for research Fred H. Cate base, the Uffizi’s public web- students and the general pub-
as well as other IU faculty. site and the Virtual World lic, but we’re creating a repli-
The site currently contains Heritage Laboratory’s publicly cable model for other muse-
more than 300 digitized sculp- available Digital Sculpture ums and institutions to use in
tures and fragments from the Project. digitizing their own collec-
collection. tions.”
IU’s part of the digitization
The project was announced project is funded by the office The Uffizi Gallery, adjacent to
in 2016 at the Uffizi Gallery in of the vice president for the Piazza della Signoria in
a joint presentation by IU research as part of its New central Florence, houses some
president Michael A. McRob- Frontiers in the Arts and of the world’s finest masterpiec-
bie and Uffizi Gallery director Humanities seed funding pro- es, including works by Botticel-
Eike Schmidt. gram, which supports faculty li, Caravaggio, da Vinci, Fra
members in path-breaking Angelico, Michelangelo, Rapha-
In summer 2018, the IU team programs of scholarly investi- el and Titian. It is among the
digitized 61 statues in the gation or creative activity. The most visited museums in Italy,
Uffizi and in the Villa Corsini, project is receiving technologi- with more than 1.5 million visi-
the complex where the Uffizi cal support from University tors each year.
stores works of ancient art not Information Technology Ser-
on display in the galleries. The vices. For information, 812-855-5499
team is led by Bernard Frisch- or www.iu.edu
er, IU professor of informatics,
director of the university’s Vir-
tual World Heritage Laborato-
ry and one of the world’s lead-
ing virtual archaeologists. A
key partner on the project has
been the Politecnico di Milano,
under the direction of profes-
sor Gabriele Guidi.

The digitization project
includes training IU informat-
ics and art history students in
the techniques of 3D data cap-
ture, digital modeling and
interactive online publication;
creating a limited number of

12 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — August 24, 2018

Books And Manuscripts —

Potter & Potter Auction A Best Seller At Over $210,000

Auction Action In Chicago

This Jack Johnson publicity photo fetched $3,120.

CHICAGO — Potter and Pot- of work today. Emil Orlik’s Aus Japan from 1904 was esti-
ter Auctions’ midsummer An engraving of the US Dec- mated at $10/15,000 and realized $18,000.
event on July 28 was a biblio- A Peter Force engraving of the Declaration
phile’s dream, drawing atten- laration of Independence real- of Independence sold for $16,800.
tion and buyers from every ized $16,800. This example
corner of the globe. When the was from volume I of Peter
hammer fell for the last time, Force’s 1837–53 series of
25 lots realized between $1,000 books, American Archives. It is
and 1,999; 15 lots made suspected that only 500 copies
between $2,000 and $9,999; of the Force Declaration were
and three lots scored $12,000 printed. A 1917 US Army
or more. recruitment poster titled
Destroy This Mad Brute/Enlist
The three top lots in this auc- illustrated by H.R. Hopps
tion all represented periods of marched its way to $12,000. Its
great transition in world his- visceral call to enlist, which
tory. Emil Orlik’s Aus Japan prominently features a mon-
from 1904 was estimated at ster primate, Lady Liberty,
$10/15,000 and realized blood, and a cudgel in its
$18,000. Orlik was one of the design, blatantly expressed
first Western artists welcomed many American’s deep-held
to Japan in 1900; he traveled fears of a German invasion.
to this traditionally secretive
country to learn its printmak- This sale presented an a to z
ing techniques. His documen- selection of rare books, with
tation of everyday Japanese about 350 lots on offer. Edward
life remains an important body Tracy Turnerell’s two-volume
Russia on the Borders of Asia.
Kazan, The Ancient Capital of A signed Tate Gallery exhibition booklet
the Tartar Khans trekked to made $2,640.
$2,880 on its $200/400 esti-
mate. This first edition set was Destroy This Mad Brute/Enlist, a 1917 US
published in 1854 by London’s Army recruitment poster, was bid to $12,000.
Richard Bentley. A first edition
of Kahlil Gibran’s Jesus The Fine, novel and humorous and signed by the artist, real-
Son of Man made $2,160, more photographs provided another ized $2,640.
than seven times its low esti- focal point to this sale. A circa
mate. This example was 1940s Louis Armstrong signed The sale came full circle with
inscribed by the author and “Swiss Kriss” laxatives print selections of posters, illustra-
published in 1928 by Alfred A. advertising photo, estimated tions, artwork and other temp-
Knopf, New York. And a first $400/800, sold for $1,320. An tations. A group of three pre-
edition of Philip K. Dick’s 1962 inscribed and signed 1920-era production costume design
The Man in the High Castle publicity photo of boxer Jack drawings for the character
traded hands at $660. Johnson generated a whopping Dick Diver from the 1962 film
19 bids and realized $3,120. Tender is the Night illustrated
And a pair of 1908 photo Russia on the Borders of by Academy Award-winning
albums of Cincinnati building Asia. Kazan, The Ancient costume designer Marjorie
construction projects from the Capital of the Tartar Khans Best realized $1,440. A binder
Ailing Construction Co climbed was among the rare books of 1920-era German notgeld, or
to $1,320. on offer. It finished at $2,880. regional currency, rang up
and cigar with a flyer pinned $1,440. This collection includ-
Ephemera spanning three to his lapel endorsing Al Smith ed more than 450 different
centuries also captured the for president. And a Tate Gal- uncirculated monies. A 1918
imagination of collectors at lery Exhibition Booklet from poster featuring a kneeling
this sale. An 1860-era Missouri 1971, with Andy Warhol’s Scout and a flag draped Lady
Civil War recruitment broad- “Marilyn Monroe” on the front Liberty sold for $900 — more
side battled its way to $1,440. than double its high estimate.
This bold letterpress recruit- It was illustrated by Joseph
ment poster offered handsome Leyendecker and promoted the
bounties to veterans and purchase of USA Bonds
recruits alike to serve in Colo- through the Third Liberty
nel Sigel’s third volunteer Loan Campaign.
infantry regiment. A 1928
Babe Ruth “Vote for Al Smith” Prices are given with buyer’s
real photo postcard made $900. premium, as reported by the
This glossy, original treasure auction house. For informa-
pictured Ruth in bowler hat tion, www.potterauctions.com
or 773- 472- 1442.

Talk On Edward Weston August 29
At University Of Richmond

RICHMOND, VA. — Alex “Edward Weston: Portrait of The lecture is in the Alice Jep-
Nyerges, director of the Virgin- the Young Man as an Artist,” son Theatre, Modlin Center for
ia Museum of Fine Arts, will which is on view August 22 to the Arts, Harnett Museum of
speak on “Edward Weston: November 16, Art, University Museums, 28
Lover of Life,” on Wednesday, Westhampton Way. For addi-
August 29, at 6 pm, in conjunc- From 7 to 8 pm, there is a tional information, www.rich-
tion with the exhibition reception and viewing of the mond.edu or 800-700-1662.
exhibition.

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 13

Leonardo Da Vinci & His Teacher, Verrocchio
NEW HAVEN, CONN. — On view at the Yale Univer- and his studio of artist-helpers. Among these studio
sity Art Gallery is, “Leonardo: Discoveries from Verroc- assistants, the most remarkable by far was Leonardo “The Triumph of Aemilius Paulus (detail)” by
chio’s Studio,” an exhibition that investigates a virtually da Vinci, and the exhibition at Yale argues that it was Leonardo da Vinci and collaborator, circa 1472–
unknown period in the career of perhaps the most Leonardo, not his younger “classmate” Lorenzo, who 73, tempera on panel. Musée Jacquemart-André,
famous artist of the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo da should be recognized as the author of the Louvre Institut de France, Paris, inv. no. 1822.2. Photo:
Vinci (1452–1519). The exhibition, which continues painting as well as large parts of the Worcester panel. ©Studio Sébert Photographes.
through October 7, focuses on the claim of Leonardo’s chio or his assistant Lorenzo di Credi may now be seen
first biographers that, as a boy, he was apprenticed to Another painting being shown at the gallery may also as collaborations with Leonardo sometime before his
the sculptor, painter and goldsmith Andrea del Verroc- have been conceived as a Verrocchio commission, but like departure from Florence in 1482–83.
chio (circa 1435–1488). the Louvre and Worcester panels, it was largely executed
by Leonardo. The little-known “Triumph of Aemilius Pau- The Yale University Art Gallery is at 1111 Chapel
Verrocchio is a mysterious personality. While many of lus” from the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris has only Street. For additional information, 203-432-0600 or www.
his sculptures in bronze and marble are today admired as twice before been exhibited publicly. It is one of a pair of artgallery.yale.edu.
iconic masterpieces of Fifteenth Century Florentine art, panels that functioned as fronts of cassoni: painted furni-
scholars have never agreed on a list of surviving paint- ture chests commissioned for patrician weddings in Flor-
ings that might be by him, or even whether any of them ence, this one involving the Mannelli family in or around
are by one artist alone. Consequently, previous attempts 1473. Its companion, “The Battle of Pydna,” which is also
to determine what Leonardo might have learned from preserved at the Musée Jacquemart-André and was also
Verrocchio have rarely led to serious proposals to identify painted in large part by Leonardo is fully discussed in the
the earliest works of that revolutionary genius. related publication Leonardo: Discoveries from Verroc-
chio’s Studio, Early Paintings and New Attributions,
Only one fully documented altarpiece commissioned being released by the Yale University Art Gallery concur-
from Andrea del Verrocchio is known. Installed in the rent with the exhibition.
cathedral of Pistoia, near Florence, it was described in the
Sixteenth Century as the work of Leonardo’s fellow pupil This groundbreaking reexamination of the beginnings
in Verrocchio’s shop, Lorenzo di Credi, an attribution of Leonardo da Vinci’s life as an artist suggests new can-
accepted without question by most scholars. Two small didates for his earliest surviving work and revises our
paintings once part of this altarpiece — an Annunciation understanding of his role in the studio of his teacher,
and a scene depicting a miracle of Saint Donatus of Arezzo Andrea del Verrocchio. Anchoring this analysis are
— are now in the collections of the Musée du Louvre, Paris, important yet often overlooked considerations about Ver-
and the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, respec- rocchio’s studio — specifically, the collaborative nature of
tively. These, too, have conventionally been attributed to most works that emerged from it and the probability
Lorenzo di Credi, an artist of relatively modest talents. that Leonardo must initially have learned to paint in
tempera, as his teacher did.
In March of this year, a small exhibition in Worcester,
Mass., united the Louvre and Worcester paintings for The book searches for the young artist’s hand among
the first time since they were separated, probably in the tempera works from Verrocchio’s studio and proposes
the early Nineteenth Century. The gallery’s exhibition new criteria for judging Verrocchio’s own painting style.
follows that display with 11 additional paintings and Several paintings are identified here as likely the work
sculptures, exploring the wider context of Verrocchio of Leonardo, and others long considered works by Verroc-

Dorsky Museum Gets Gift Of Photographs From Collection Of Howard Greenberg

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — SUNY Greenberg is a leading authority phers of the Twentieth Century. with the heavy, complicated cam- sky Museum of Art, www.hvvacc.
New Paltz has received a dona- on Nineteenth and Twentieth Aaron Siskind (1903–1991) was era, made for a dramatic change org/cdm/landingpage/collection/
tion of photographs by two of the Century photography, the founder one of the most important and in his photographic process. sdma.
most significant New York-based of the Center for Photography at influential artists of his time. He
photographers of the Twentieth Woodstock (CPW) and a 2012 began his career as a social docu- The photographs Meyerowitz The Dorsky Museum is at 1
Century, which will be added to recipient of a lifetime achieve- mentary photographer under the produced for this series — mostly Hawk Drive. For information,
the permanent collection of the ment award from the George auspices of the New York Photo landscapes that showcased the www.newpaltz.edu/museum or
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. Eastman House. League. His most notable work area’s natural beauty through 845-257-3844.
during this period was the “Har- several seasons — were unlike
The works come from the collec- Greenberg has been a friend of lem Document,” a moving series any he had produced before. They
tion of Howard Greenberg, a long- the Dorsky Museum since its of portraits and scenes of street are acclaimed for their use of color
time friend of the college and the inception. His creation of an and home life in Harlem taken and their appreciation of light,
Dorsky Museum, and they have endowment to support photo- between 1932 and 1940. which transform everyday scenes
been accepted by the SUNY New graphic exhibitions, catalogs and of homes, beaches and streets into
Paltz Foundation, which coordi- conservation at the museum led Joel Meyerowitz (b 1938) was something otherworldly. Selec-
nates philanthropic contributions to the naming of the Howard already a renowned New York tions from the series were eventu-
for the enrichment of academic Greenberg Family Gallery on his street photographer in 1976 when ally published in 1979’s Cape
activities at the college. behalf, and his numerous dona- he decided to trade his 35mm for Light, which became an instant
tions have come to comprise near- an 8-by-10, large-format camera classic.
Greenberg’s gift includes 14 ly half of the museum’s photogra- and try photographing on Cape
images from Aaron Siskind’s phy collection. Cod, where he spent summers. These new additions to The Dor-
“Harlem Document” and 15 imag- The slower pace of life on the sky’s permanent collection can be
es from Joel Meyerowitz’s “Cape The present gift focuses on Massachusetts cape, combined viewed in the searchable collec-
Cod” series. works by two major photogra- tions database of the Samuel Dor-

American Illustrator’s Artwork
At Cape Ann Museum
GLOUCESTER, MASS. —
“View from the Headlands: Har- “Essex Shipyard” by Harrison Cady, (1877–1970), 1920s, oil
rison Cady,” an exhibition of on board, the James Collection, promised gift to the Cape
works by artist and illustrator Ann Museum.
Harrison Cady (1877–1970), will
be on view through October 28 at azine, Ladies’ Home Journal, the lands.” With his studio, “the Silo,”
the Cape Ann Museum. The exhi- Saturday Evening Post, and Good located nearby, Cady shifted his
bition draws on public and pri- Housekeeping. Cady illustrated focus to painting landscapes and
vate collections throughout the and wrote a syndicated comic harbor scenes. He was an early
region with examples of Cady’s strip, “Peter Rabbit,” in the New member of the Rockport Art Asso-
early magazine illustrations, his York Herald Tribune for 28 years. ciation, which was founded in
work with writer Thornton W. 1921.
Burgess and his later landscape Cady was a frequent visitor to
paintings. The exhibition reflects Rockport, Mass., and in 1920, he The Cape Ann Museum is at 27
the Cape Ann Museum’s commit- made it his permanent summer Pleasant Street. For additional
ment to preserving and present- home, purchasing a seafront information, 978-283-0455 or
ing work that celebrates the property known as “The Head- www.capeannmuseum.org.
area’s culture and history.

A native of Gardner, Mass.,
Cady is best known for his col-
laboration with Thornton W. Bur-
gess, author of numerous chil-
dren’s bedtime stories. In 1910,
their first book, Old Mother West
Wind, introduced Americans to
British author Beatrix Potter’s
beloved character Peter Rabbit.
In addition to Peter Rabbit, Cady
illustrated other animated ani-
mal characters, including Chippy
Chipmunk, Jerry Muskrat and
Reddy Fox, among others. Cady’s
work with Burgess continued for
the next 50 years.

Cady began his 70-year career
as an illustrator with the Brook-
lyn Eagle, and he later worked for
numerous popular American
publications, including Life mag-

14 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — August 24, 2018

Francis J. Purcell Antiques, Philadelphia Diana H. Bittel Antiques, Bryn Mawr, Penn.

Summertime Chic At The Newport Antiques Show

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — Is it the case of the Newport upscale fair completed anoth- Newport society’s top ranks, Architecture for Contemporary
possible for an antiques show Antiques Show, the answer is er year at St George’s School insists that exhibitors and Living, and by fashion author-
to be both playful and serious? resoundingly yes. in Middletown, a few minutes patrons enjoy themselves. As ity Cameron Silver, author of
To offer variety and depth? In from Newport’s historic cen- is their annual custom, orga- Decades.
The resort community’s most ter, on July 29. Chaired by nizers threw a preshow party
Anne Hamilton and managed for dealers, this year at an William Vareika anchored
by Diana Bittel with assis- elegant Hammersmith Road the premier booth on the
tance from facilities manager carriage house. The gala pre- show’s central court. The New-
Ralph DiSaia, the show is the view party on Friday, July 27, port dealer in historic Ameri-
star of the summer season. It was, as always, a catering can paintings set the tone
draws a well-heeled crowd marvel, with passed hors with “A View of the East Coast
tempted by a novel assort- d’oeuvres and generous serv- of Conanicut Island” by Wil-
ment of fine, decorative and ing stations positioned at liam Trost Richards. Priced
wearable art. Its greatest either end of the converted $585,000, the 32-by-56-inch
strength may be marine art rink where the exposition sets oil on canvas, on the market
and antiques, followed by fur- up. Additional amenities for the first time, descended in
niture — American, English included the loan exhibit the family of Isaac Clothier of
and outdoor — and jewelry. “Great Design in Architecture Philadelphia, and Jamestown,
& Attire: Photographs from R.I. The Clothiers purchased
The Newport Antiques Show the Newport Historical Soci- the work directly from New-
benefits the Newport Histori- ety,” plus talks by designer port’s best-known artist. No
cal Society and the Boys and Patrick Ahearn, author of longer accessible by boat only,
Girls Club of Newport County. Timeless: Classic American Conanicut Island is spanned
Its committee, drawn from by the Claiborne Pell Bridge,

Village Braider Antiques, Plymouth, Mass. Review and Photos by
Antiques and The Arts Weekly

Laura Beach, Editor

Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc, Maria and Peter Warren Antiques, Monroe,
David Brooker Fine Art, Southport, Conn. White Plains, N.Y. Conn.

J. Gallagher, North Norwich, N.Y. G. Sergeant Antiques, Woodbury, Conn.

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 15

The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, Conn. D.M. DeLaurentis Fine Antique Prints, Philadelphia
Marine art and antiques dealer Michael
Leslie of Port N’ Starboard Gallery checked
phone messages before the party began.

James and Nancy Glazer Antiques, Bailey
Island, Maine

Silver Art by D&R, Marseille, France

linking Newport to mainland vailed. New to the show, Maine ers who paired them with
Rhode Island across Narra- dealers James and Nancy ships’ portraits by Antonio
gansett Bay. Glazer offered coastal trea- Jacobsen and handsome speci-
sures in a range of prices, from mens of high-style American
Among its many treasures, fish decoys, nine for $4,800, to furniture in rich mahogany. William Vareika Fine Arts Ltd., Newport
the Cooley Gallery offered a an extraordinary folk art mer- In the works on paper cate- Rehs Galleries, Inc, New York City
first-rate painting by Old maid on a trolley. The early gory, Arader Galleries of Phil-
Lyme colony artist Ivan Olin- Twentieth Century figure in adelphia hung watercolor ship
sky. Evoking the best of sum- original paint was $16,000. portraits by the French artists
mer, the portrait of a young Roux and Pellegrin next to
woman with a basket of peach- A highlight of Earle D. “The Sailor’s Adieu” and “The
es joined works by Percival Vandekar of Knightsbridge’s Sailor’s Return” by Nathaniel
Rousseau, Nelson C. White display was an eight-sided Currier and James Ives. At
and Warren Sheppard. sailor’s valentine set into a the high end was “The Last of
Regency center table. Nearby the Buffalo,” a Goupil photo-
Circa 1820 likenesses of were sailors’ woolworks and a gravure with hand coloring by
Chester and Eliza Holmes pair of late Nineteenth Cen- Albert Bierstadt, and “Ameri-
Dickenson by Boston-area tury Bradley and Hubbard can Bison or Buffalo,” a hand
painter Cephas Thompson dolphin andirons, circa 1886– colored lithograph by John
brightened Jim Kilvington’s 1900. James Audubon and James
booth. Rehs Galleries and Woodhouse.
Carole Pinto Fine Arts domi- Port ‘N Starboard Gallery, a Newport’s immaculately
nated the early to late Twenti- marine art and antiques spe- groomed gardens are just the
eth Century paintings catego- cialist from Durham, Maine, spot for outdoor décor, be it
ry. At Guarisco Gallery of featured the oval portrait of iron, stone, wicker or oak.
Washington, DC, a larger than the ship Spiridion off Liver- Philadelphia dealer Francis
life mosaic portrait of Grateful pool by William Gay Yorke, a Purcell dazzled with fountains
Dead star Jerry Garcia was Canadian-born artist active by J.W. Fiske of New York City,
made entirely of recycled com- on both sides of the pond. including one cast iron exam-
puter keys. ple based on the mid-Nine-
A great pair of China Trade teenth Century “Boy and Dol-
Starting with Diana H. Bit- paintings depicting the nine- phin” fountain made for the
tel, who paired ships’ portraits stage pagoda at Whampoa and Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam,
and sailors’ valentines with a Chinese junk off the Dutch
golden-toned American furni- Folly Fort were on offer at the
ture, marine themes pre- Hanebergs, Connecticut deal-

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques, Litchfield, Conn. Whitman Antiques, Flourtown, Penn.

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The Silver Vault, Woodstock, Ill. Roger Winter Antiques, Bucks County,
Decades, Inc, Los Angeles Penn.

Mo Wajselfish of Leatherwood Antiques
with a few of his favorite things.
Hanes & Ruskin Antiques, Old Lyme, Conn.

Ed Weissman, Naples, Fla. New to the show, Maine dealer Jim Glazer
The Hanebergs Antiques, East Lyme, Conn. and his wife, Nancy, featured fish decoys,
marine antiques and some choice iron fur-
niture.
Georgian Manor Antiques, Fairhaven, Mass.

Jayne Thompson Antiques, Harrodsburg, Ky. Guarisco Gallery, Washington, DC Arader Galleries, Philadelphia

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 17

Antique American Wicker, Nashua, N.H. Port ‘N Starboard Gallery, Durham, Maine

Germany, it in turn modeled catalogue raisonné. the pieces with a charming Janice Paull, Greenville, Del.
after Verrocchio’s Fifteenth Several aisles away, Ken- English drabware teapot, min-
Century “Putto with Dolphin” iature in scale, with applied
fountain. Purcell came well- tucky dealer Jayne Thompson relief and a mid-Eighteenth
stocked with cast iron garden anchored her stand with an Century circa date.
benches and chairs in the fern English mahogany breakfront
and Gothic patterns, tradi- bookcase with Gothic glazed Whimsy was the order of the
tional favorites in Newport. doors, which she showed with day at Leatherwood Antiques,
a comely paneled-back Eng- whose catalog piece was a col-
“He did a lot in Ocala, Fla.,” lish settle of circa 1780. orful needlework map of
Bruce Emond of Village Braid- Rhode Island. Dotted with
er Antiques said of Jean- Joy Hanes, who wrote the sailboats, lighthouses and an
Claude Buisson, the contem- feature article, “Penwork: occasional mansion, the
porary French sculptor who Young Ladies Imitating Ivory,” framed work bore the date
fashioned two enchanting out- for the March 2018 issue of 1931.
door planters or fountains New England Antiques Jour-
with seaweed-like cast bases nal, brought a rare English “Buyers tend to be looking
supporting large, reclaimed Sheraton one-drawer stand for summery kinds of things
shells. with a fanciful penwork-deco- here. I sold sailors’ valen-
rated top. tines,” Bittel said after wrap-
Indoor furniture also takes ping up for another season. At
its cue from Newport’s grand Litchfield dealer Jeffrey Til- exhibitors’ requests, next
residences, historically deco- lou countered with a Federal year’s Newport Antiques Show
rated with an eclectic mix of New England painted secre- may return to its four-day for-
English, Continental and tary, possibly of Maine origin, mat, with a gala preview on
American objects. Gary Ser- and an exuberant antler desk, Thursday, rather than Friday,
geant dazzled with a George which, judging by secondary night. Let us hope all involved
IV breakfront bookcase with woods, was of British origin. appreciate this summer
grillwork-mounted doors. The charmer, one of the circuit’s
Connecticut dealer attributed “My customers love the early very best.
the circa 1815–25 piece to the things, but taste here is eclec-
English firm Gillows. With it, tic,” reported A.J. Warren of For more information on the
Sergeant showed “The Wreck,” Maria and Peter Warren Newport Antiques Show, visit
a 1939 watercolor by Andrew Antiques. Majolica, Chamber- www.newportshow.com or 401-
Wyeth, on the market for the lain’s Worcester dinner plates 846-2669.
first time and in the Wyeth and fruitwood tea caddies
combined nicely for the Con-
necticut dealer, who showed

Village Braider’s Bruce Emond is known for his lively eye
and eclectic taste.

James and Nancy Glazer William Cook Antiques,
Antiques, Bailey Island, Hungerford, U.K., and
Maine Charleston, S.C.

The Newport Louis J. Dianni, Hopewell Oriental Rugs Ltd, Old Lyme, Conn.
Antiques Show Junction, N.Y., and Stuart,
Fla.

Leatherwood Antiques,
Sandwich, Mass. James M. Kilvington, Inc, Dover, Del. Imperial Fine Books and Oriental Art, New York City

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Art Bennett, Waitsfield, Vt. New England Season, Rehoboth, Mass.

New London Garden Club Hosts
Antiques On Town Green

Susan Lotz, Windsor, Conn. NEW LONDON, N.H. — For
the first time, Goosefare Promo-
Susan Azodi, Newbury, N.H. tions managed the 51st annual
Review and Photos by New London Antiques Show on
Tom O’Hara Saturday, July 28, hosting a long
list of exhibitors from the North-
Partridge Hollow Antiques, Milton, Vt. east and many hundreds of shop-
pers; previously, the show was
Rosemarie Marshall, Saco, Maine run entirely by volunteers. A
short affair, from early morning
John Bourne, Pittsford, Vt. until four o’clock in the afternoon,
there was a large and apprecia-
tive audience on this college
town’s green where the show was
set up, with good weather assist-
ing all day.

From Damariscotta, Maine,
Iron Renaissance was selling
antique outdoor furniture and
accessories, and were busy with
customers from the moment the
show opened. The collection on
view included an early Twentieth
Century wicker ensemble of sofa
and two chairs, several garden
planters and outdoor iron furni-
ture.

The father and son team of Jeff
and Murray Wigsten from nearby
Ware, Mass., find merchandise in
the area as well as on Jeff’s fre-
quent trips to England. For this
weekend the team was selling a
large collection of cast stone gar-
den ornaments and planters.

As this show allows only early
morning set up, many of the deal-
ers focus on bringing easy-to-han-
dle, small antiques. Kathy Zink,
Ashby, Mass., had showcases
filled with little pieces of silver
and stayed busy explaining what
each piece was and negotiating
the final price. Art Bennett,
Waitsfield, Vt., filled his tables
with Eighteenth Century English
silver, including sterling, coin and
Old Sheffield plate. Susan Lotz,
Windsor, Conn., offered a collec-
tion of early silver necklaces and
religious jewelry; and Donna
Grant of Grantiques, from Win-
chester, Mass., sold silver that
included an assortment of Victo-
rian and Edwardian hollowware.

But some dealers brought furni-
ture too. Lincolnville, Maine,
dealer Martin Ferrick was show-
ing Eighteenth Century Ameri-
can furniture, including a well-
made cherry stand with inlays.

New England Season, Rehoboth, Mass. Grantiques, Winchester, Mass.

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 19

West Pelham Antiques, Pelham, Mass. Theresa Fleurent, Belchertown, Mass.

Susan Azodi, Newbury, N.H., had 5 Corners Antiques, Essex Junction, Vt. Paginated by don
a large assortment of late Nine- Doggone Antiques, West Lebanon, N.H. P:\A&A Ads\3-30-18\golden age antiques 2 x 2 indd.
teenth Century furniture, includ- send proof to [email protected]
ing a large rolltop desk, in excel- Susan Sorrentino, S.B. Adams Antiques, Westport Island,
lent condition, with full tambour. Maine
Painted furniture was Pam
Peters’ principal paraphernalia.
Trading as 5 Corners Antiques,
Essex Junction, Vt., where she
has a shop, her inventory fea-
tures Nineteenth Century cot-
tage furniture—all mostly in its
original surface, peeling to some
degree as age warranted and sell-
ing well.

Michael Weinberg, representing
West Pelham Antiques, Pelham,
Mass., was selling Eighteenth
Century earthenware. His collec-
tion included a lovely miniature
piece of Staffordshire—an infant
in a cradle, which is usually con-
sidered a christening present—in
excellent condition.

Kay Baker, Amherst, Mass.,
offered naturalist prints along
with small household items from
200 years ago.

The New London Garden Club
members had their own display
in one of the tents. It was made
up of donations and featured
great variety from Staffordshire
to Carnival glass, some furniture
and silver and even some rugs.
Sales were good, the garden club
members said, and they were
quick to point out that the money
raised is used to fund the club’s
charities and maintain the town
gardens.

Goosefare Promotions will man-
age the show again next year. The
traditional date of the show is the
fourth Saturday of July, which
will be July 27.

For additional information,
www.goosefareantiques.com or
800-641-6908.

The New London N.H. Gar-
den Club members’ table.
The show benefits the club,
which uses the monies
earned from the sale of
donated items for the chari-
ties it supports and upkeep
on the town gardens.

Murray & Jeff Wigsten, Ware, Mass.

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New Orleans Auction Galleries—

Summer Sizzles With A $2.6 Million July Sale

Auction Action In New Orleans

An evening bag of 18K gold with an edging of diamonds by NEW ORLEANS — Although Offerings from Ball’s outstand- Sunday morning, the traditional
Van Cleef & Arpels tripled its high estimate to bring $32,500. summer is often miscast as light- ing silhouette collection were bling time at NOAG. As always,
weight down time for auctions, a presented on Saturday and Sun- there were all sorts of under-
Review by Karla Klein Albertson hot weather sale can set off fire- day, the most distinguished of $10,000 possibilities in the buy-
Catalog Photos Courtesy works if a firm captures the right which were executed by French er’s choice line-up. A massive
estates. The July 28–29 event at artist Auguste Edouart (1789– solitaire, however, drew the loud-
New Orleans Auction Galleries the New Orleans Auction Galler- 1861) who worked for families in est applause when a 17.60-carat
ies (NOAG) presented 1050 lots the British Isles and the eastern marquise-cut diamond became
“Droving the Herd at Sunset,” a well-documented 1878 land- over the weekend for a strong United States. An introductory top lot of the sale at $170,800. A
scape by Hermann Herzog (1832–1932), brought a high esti- total of $2.6 million. That figure page with the artist’s biography selection of emerald and dia-
mate $40,000. The German-born artist settled in Philadelphia was achieved with the help of noted that Ball acquired exam- mond pieces yielded a pair of
in the late 1860s and traversed the continent, capturing dra- dozens of five-figure offerings ples from dealer Peggy McClard squared ear clips for $21,960. In
matic scenery, including a series of Yosemite Valley views. and a stunning six-figure dia- of Houston and Hanes and addition to the $32,500 evening
mond. Sales at NOAG are known Ruskin in Old Lyme, Conn. Many bag pictured, there were four
for their creative mix of trea- pieces in the sale came from Hermes “Birkin” handbags in
sures from different fields, but Edouart’s own personal collec- various leathers, which sold from
— as is the case across the coun- tion, salvaged from a shipwreck $15,000 to $7,812 each.
try — art and jewelry proved the in 1849. In addition to the pic-
strongest categories. The art on ture of the Clarke and Andrews Beyond art and jewelry, there
the block ranged from Eigh- families illustrated, an 1837 sil- were stellar five-figure prices
teenth and Nineteenth Century houette by Edouart of the dowa- across many categories — furni-
academic paintings to Twenty- ger Susannah Willes Holyoake at ture, silver, timepieces and Asian
First Century works by sought- her spinning wheel sold for art. Greg Kowles, who oversees
after regional artists. $6,000 ($1/1,500). the diverse consignments, told
Antiques and The Arts Weekly
For art experts, the most impor- Contemporary paintings, pre- after the sale, “It wasn’t a sale
tant of the four estates profiled sented in a substantial bloc on that was just geared for one
in the catalogue was the collec- Sunday, featured not only top audience; it crossed a lot of terri-
tion of American, English and prices for the best-known artists, tory and a broad interest level.
Continental portraits, portrait but many collection-starters in The key to all of it is having esti-
miniatures and silhouettes the $1,000 to $5,000 range. mates that are conservative and
assembled by Professor Carroll Among these affordable lots were not intimidating to buyers. There
Raybourne Ball, PhD, of Hill- works by Louisiana artists was a good crowd, and we tend to
man, Miss. Tessa Steinkamp, including Clementine Hunter hold a crowd pretty well because
long-time auctioneer and direc- (1886/7–1988), George Dunbar (b it’s a fully catered day with a
tor of auctions at the firm, had 1927), Arthur Silverman (b spread and an open bar for
known Dr Ball over many years 1923), Francis Xavier Pavy (b everybody all day long.”
and wrote in her introduction: 1954) and James Michalopoulos
“His passion for miniatures, sil- (b 1951). In a higher bracket, a A personal favorite among the
houettes, fine portraits and painted aluminum sculpture by successful lots was the silver
American classical furniture Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer Neoclassical ewer by Philadel-
made a lasting impression on (1912–1997) — “Mythic Turret phia silversmith Simon
me, helping me understand what #7” — sold for $25,000, and Chaudron (1758–1846), which
it truly means to collect.” Among “Shrove Tuesday,” a painting by sold for $32,500 ($1,8/2,500). “We
the British portraits offered on Georgia artist Bo (James Wil- thought it was going to do well
Saturday, the star was the liam) Bartlett III (b 1955), for because leading into it, there
unsigned but exquisitely detailed $23,750. were a lot of phone bidders
“Portrait of a Wealthy Gentle- signed up to go after it,” Kowles
man Holding a Gold Snuff Box,” In July, more than two hundred said. “We knew there was going
third quarter of the Eighteenth lots of the thousand-plus sale to be competition, but that was
Century, which surpassed its were examples of estate jewelry pretty exciting.” Nor was he sur-
$2/4,000 estimate to bring with a selection of watches and prised when, near the sale’s end,
$30,000. luxury purses in the mix. The a billiard table from the Gilded
majority of these lots came up on Age sold for $35,000. “That table
has sold for between fifteen and
a hundred thousand dollars.
That was the premier model that
Brunswick made, and that form
is highly coveted by billiard col-
lectors — it doesn’t show up that
often on the market.”

In the Sunday afternoon Amer-
icana section, interspersed with
Dr Ball’s portraits, miniatures
and silhouettes, there were excel-

Rightly catalogued as one of New Orleans’ most-beloved art-
ists, Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer (1912–1997) created this “Com-
posite 91-6” in the early 1990s. The large format oil on canvas,
42 by 64 inches, went beyond its high estimate to bring $47,500.

A great watercolor by a West Coast artist, “Cliff Dwellings” A perfect complement to the
went for $18,125, double the high estimate. Francis John $170,800 solitaire auctioned
McComas (1875–1938) was born in far away Tasmania but just before, this custom-
spent his painting career in Northern California. made diamond bracelet
with graduated marquise-
cut stones sold for a mid-
estimate $14,375.

While every New Orleans auction seems to have a Blue Dog Top-of-the-line and hard to find, a Brunswick-Balke Collender Co “Monarch” billiards
by local artist George Rodrigue (1944–2013), their appeal on table, circa 1880, sold for $35,000, well beyond the $5/8,000 estimate. The massive game cen-
the block never fades. “Love Electricity” from 2002 sold for ter on a cast iron lion-headed base had been converted for pool playing.
$50,000, well above its estimate.

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 21

This Chinese blue and white Dr Carroll Ball had embraced every sort of A selection of equestrian paintings on Sat-
porcelain vase, 14 inches portraiture, gathering examples from diverse urday included “Riding on the Dunes” by
high, had the sort of impec- sources. An oil painting of a captain of the British artist Heywood Hardy (1843–1933),
cable provenance that British East India Company by Chinese artist which brought $47,500. The work, from a
attracts international atten- Guan Zuolin, known as “Spoilum,” (active Mobile, Alabama collection, had been pur-
tion. Possibly Ming dynasty, 1770–1810) brought $27,500 ($5/8,000); it bore chased at a Sotheby’s London Sporting Art
the vase more than tripled a label from the Vose Galleries in Boston. sale in 2008.
its top estimate to bring
$18,750. Three of the previ-
ous owners were known,
and it had been exhibited
twice — once at the Royal
Academy of Arts in London.

The Regence mirror, circa French figural mantel clocks are a staple of When Dr Ball’s American portraits sold on Top timepiece of the sale, the
1715, with its scrolling gilt- New Orleans sales, but most desirable is the Sunday, this 1824 painting of William J. gilt-bronze, mahogany and
wood frame, 72½ inches George Washington model made for the Burns (b 1779) of Frankfort, Ky., by John kingwood tall case clock,
high, brought a surprising American market — this example brought Neagle of Philadelphia (1796–1865) brought 88¼ inches high, rose to
$16,250 over a $3/5,000 esti- $16,250. Below the dial, the famous funeral $13,125 ($2/4,000). An extensive catalogue $27,500, far beyond its mod-
mate, possibly reflecting its tribute is quoted: “First in war, first in peace, entry chronicled the meeting of the two on est $5/8,000 estimate. Creat-
tenure in the Brooke Astor first in the hearts of his countrymen.” a voyage to New Orleans. ed in the late Nineteenth
collection sold at Sotheby’s Century Gilded Age, the
New York in 2012. silk with dolphin-carved arms estate of John Elliot Bradshaw: auction house, include buyer’s ornamented case follows a
lent furniture buys as well. A sold for $4,500 and a rosewood the patinated bronze group of premium. Classical design by Jean-
Rococo Revival rosewood Chick- Rococo parlor suite in Meeks the Four Seasons, 69 inches Henri Riesener, the Louis
ering & Sons square grand “Hawkins” pattern took $6,875. high, brought a high estimate After a lighter August 25 Cake- XVI ébéniste.
piano, 1880–85, brought $8,750 Garden furniture and statuary $8,437 and a bronze fountain bread Decorative Arts and Design
($1,5/2,500). The key was play- is always appealing in light of ornamented on three levels sale, NOAG will offer their next
ability — the instrument had New Orleans’ year-round tropi- with cavorting putti took major estates auction on October
been professionally restored. A cal climate. Two offerings came $3,500. 13. For more information,
Classical mahogany sofa, circa from the featured Houston www.neworleansauction.com
1825, upholstered in pale green All prices, as reported by the or 504-566-1849.

Another notable silver
offering was this rarely
seen turn-of-the-century
Tiffany & Company ster-
ling “Pine Cone” pattern
chafing dish with antler
supports and handles, taken
to $25,000 by stiff competi-
tion ($4/7,000).

American portrait silhouettes from the Ball Collection were The break-out lot in a fine The stylish and capacious An early Nineteenth Centu-
accompanied by an introduction on the prolific career of group of Grand Tour souve- cast bronze Art Deco vitrine, ry coin silver ewer with
Auguste Edouart (1789–1861). This opening example, sold nirs was this Italian bronze, 74 inches high, caught the exquisite Neoclassical orna-
for an above estimate $6,875, featured two families in Sara- 27-1/8 inches high, of the eye of more than one bidder; mentation was the outstand-
toga Springs, N.Y., and was dated August 1840. ancient Bacchus and Cupid the price escalated to $10,000 ing lot in Sunday’s silver sec-
marble group now in the over the $1/1,500 estimate. tion, rising to $32,500 over
Naples museum — final its $1,8/2,500 estimate. The
price $20,000 ($800–1,200). work came from the Phila-
delphia shop of French-born
goldsmith and watchmaker
Simon Chaudron (1758–
1846), who counted Thomas
Jefferson among his clients.

22 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — August 24, 2018

Compiled by Antiques and the Arts Weekly Staff

GBALeLaERtY Gallery Exhibitions - Current And Upcoming

“Port Clyde Maine Monhegan Ferry” by Ken Georges “Endeavor to Restrain” by Cathy Wysocki,
Delmar, 2010. Hoentschel, oil on canvas, 20 by 24 inches.
Predatory
“Ken Delmar, “Yesterday and Today” Plant, circa “Cuckoo’s Call by Wayne Hopkins
The Mayor’s Gallery 1900, glazed and Cathy Wysocki”
Through September 7 stoneware, Eclipse Mill Gallery
10½ by Through September 3
STAMFORD, CONN. — Ken Delmar grew up in 9 inches.
Manhattan surrounded by art and artists. His moth- “Behind the Curtain: NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — “Cuckoo’s Call” is an
er, Alice Cochran Delmar, was a museum-caliber flo- Treasures from the Vault” exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Wayne
ralist. He learned about color and anatomy from his Jason Jacques Gallery Hopkins and Cathy Wysocki that reflects on the
aunt, Ann Cochran. After military service, Delmar Through August 31 sea of humanity, ever restlessly heaving up and
took up residence with his wife and newborn daugh- NEW YORK CITY — The Jason Jacques Gallery down.
ter in Stamford, Conn., and painted large figures in presents an exhibition which evokes the experi-
acrylic. ence of visiting the vaunted ceramic vault in Included in the show are Hopkins’ large-scale oil
upstate New York where the gallery maintains its paintings that portray figures in various states of
Delmar is now painting on linen and is working on collection. More than two dozen ceramic artists apprehension, intimidation and mystery. The
big pieces for a gallery in Manhattan. His latest and companies, masters of the Art Pottery Renais- engaging color choices veil the foreboding tone of
work is now focused in a new genre he calls “primal.” sance, are represented in this unmissable exhibi- the paintings. There is a sense of disquieting still-
There are no models, scenes, photos, Google images, tion, including Taxile Doat, Galileo Chini, T.A.C. ness in his works.
“appropriation,” tracing or copying of other images. Colenbrander, Paul Daschel and Pierre Adrien
The artist paints directly from his mind’s eye, heart, Dalpayrat. Together these artists pushed the Wysocki is exhibiting paintings and mixed
memory or emotion. His latest works are mandalas boundaries of clay and explored innovative sur- media sculptures. One group of paintings are from
comprised of multiple stylized figures. faces in Japonist, Art Nouveau and Art Deco her Alleviator series that depict women involved
designs. in various acts of animal rescue. Brightly colored
Delmar’s most recent solo exhibitions include the “The artists presented in the exhibition are pio- and energetically composed, the paintings evoke
George Billis Gallery in New York City in 2013, the neers of modern ceramic art,” says Jason Jacques, optimism despite the sometimes-harrowing cir-
Rockwell Gallery in Ridgefield, Conn., in 2014 and principal of his eponymous gallery. “They paved cumstances.
at the Loft Artists Association Gallery in Stamford, the way for the ascension of ceramic, and its
Conn., June–July 2017. uncontested place in contemporary art.” The Eclipse Mill Gallery is at 243 Union Street
“Behind the Curtain” reveals the diverse formal #409. For information, www.eclipsemill.com or
The Mayor’s Gallery is at 888 Washington Boule- potential of the ceramic medium in this tour de 413-664-9101.
vard. For information, 203-858-3082. force exhibition of 100 works. Abstract and repre-
sentational motifs, innovative developments, and
the impact of the overall whole inform the curato-
rial approach to this exhibition.
Jason Jacques Gallery is at 29 East 73rd Street.
For information, www.jasonjacques.com or 212-
535-7500.

“The Eternal Madame (Les Amours Jaunes)” “Fashion Show, Hotel Pierre, New York” by A pair of stylishly appointed TWA flight
by Salavador Dalí, hand-signed etching and Lisette Model, 1940–1946. stewardesses disembark from their DC-4
drypoint with gilding, 11½ by 8½ inches. airplane sporting their new summer 1944
“We are the subject: uniforms. An original, complete ensemble
“Salvador Dali” Model • Arbus • Solomon” are available for sale during Peekaboo Gal-
Martin Lawrence Galleries Bruce Silverstein Gallery lery’s “Friendly Skies: The Art of High Alti-
tude Travel” exhibition.
Through September 30 Through September 8
GREENWICH, CONN. — Martin Lawrence Gal- NEW YORK CITY — Bruce Silverstein Gallery “Friendly Skies:
leries presents newly acquired artworks from Sal- presents “We are the subject,” an exhibition fea- The Art of High Altitude Travel”
vador Dalí’s “Les Amours Jaunes.” These ten hand- turing the work of Lisette Model, Diane Arbus
signed drypoint etchings with gilding are the and Rosalind Fox Solomon. Having each been the Peekaboo Gallery
subject matter by the only poems published by subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Mod- Through September 23
Tristan Corbière, which clearly reflect Dalí’s sense ern Art, the strength of these individual voices is OLD PASADENA, CALIF. — Peekaboo Gallery,
of humor in an iconic and amusing way. well acknowledged within the photographic the new experiential gallery in Old Pasadena,
Of the 24 poems in Corbière’s work, Dalí chose canon. For the first time since 1977, when these which has quickly become known as the Pop-Cul-
ten to elaborate the erotic familiarity that may rep- three groundbreaking artists were first exhibited ture Time Machine, has announced its second
resent Dalí’s attitude towards sexuality and the together at Galerie Zabriskie in Paris, viewers rotating exhibition, “Friendly Skies: The Art of
female figure. The etchings were reworked and will have the opportunity to experience these High Altitude Travel.” The show features some of
amplified in drypoint by Dalí, and Atelier Jacomet powerful voices speaking together once again, sur- the most sought-after vintage airline memorabilia
gilded all impressions. The titles to Dalí’s prints rounded and confronted by more than 40 original and collectibles taking guests back to a time when
correspond with the claims of Corbière’s poem. works. What unites these three female power- traveling aboard a luxury airliner was a magical
Corbière’s only published verse in his lifetime houses in photography is not their subject matter, experience. The gallery features an interactive
appeared in Les Amours Jaunes, 1873, a volume nor a shared vision or approach, but rather it is a experience for guests such as a full-size vintage
that went almost unnoticed until Paul Verlaine passionate desire to explore their personal identi- PAN AM Jetliner Photo Booth (which will also
included him in his gallery of poêtes maudits ties through interaction with others. serve as the official picture spot), a collection of
(accursed poets). After that, Verlaine’s recommen- The Bruce Silverstein Gallery is at 529 West vintage flight attendant uniforms from around the
dation was enough to establish him as one of the 20th Street. For information, 212-627-3930 or globe and a runway couture show on an airport
masters acknowledged by the Symbolists. www.brucesilverstein.com. runway, featuring some of the most fashionable
Dalí epitomized the idea that life is the highest airline styles of the 1940s through the 1990s.
form of art, his physical character in the world, Peekaboo Gallery is at 40 Mills Place. For
eccentric and enigmatic, paved the way for artists information, www.peekaboogallery.com or 626-
to cross many mediums throughout their careers. 800-5355.
Martin Lawrence Galleries is at 55 Old Post
Road #2. For more information, 203-989-2073 or
www.martinlawrence.com.

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 23

Original Tattoo Flash Art Sheets
Total $41,375 At Ripley Auctions

Auction Action In Indianapolis, Ind.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. — Six Original tattoo flash sheet finished at $5,500.
early American original tattoo
The top price of $11,250 was achieved by this original tattoo flash art sheets attributed to Original tattoo flash sheet realized $4,250.
flash sheet. Charlie Wagner and Sam
Original tattoo flash sheet garnered $8,125. O’Reilly — representing of the day to use brown ink, electronically tattooed boy in
Original tattoo flash sheet was bid to $7,500. American history, folk and not black. The vibrantly col- America and helped him get a
Original tattoo flash sheet attributed to Charlie Wagner outsider art — sold for a com- ored tattoos were representa- jwPoabasgiinnaatthteaetdtcobiorycudofso.nJOensuhsi,swchhiecsht
and Sam O’Reilly sold for $4,750. bined $41,375 at an auction tive of his work. cPa:n\Ab&eAseAednso\8n-1th0e-1f8la\sh sheet.
conducted July 28 by Ripley Arolslaon, dC1haxrl2ieinwdda.s one of the
Auctions, online and in the The subject matter dated as osnelnydaprrtoiosftstotattooing children
firm’s gallery. The top sheet far back as 1894 and included [email protected] nodf asuaicltoirosn.”s.com
finished at $11,250. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, General
George Armstrong Custer, the Prices are given with buyer’s
The six sheets were found in Spanish-American War and premium, as reported by the
the bottom of a trunk in the the image of crossed guns, auction house. For information,
attic of an 84-year-old career representative of Teddy Roos- 317-251-5635 or www.ripley-
Marine Corps officer. The evelt’s Rough Riders, to name auctions.com.
trunk had been in storage for a few. One of the images
more than 40 years. It also included the date of 1908.
held other rare items, includ-
ing a 1584 hand-colored map Gallick discovered an image of
engraving of Tuscany, Italy, Jesus on one flash sheet that
which was also in the auction. can be seen in a common photo
of a boy that Charlie Wagner
All six of the sheets carried tattooed over many years,
estimates of $3/4,000 each. beginning when the boy was
“As our auctioneer had pre- just nine years of age. “He
dicted, bidding increased as brought him into the parlor
the lots progressed,” said located in the back of a barber
Kristen Hein of Ripley Auc- shop and gave him free tattoos,”
tions. “The first lot, lot 153, Gallick shared. “This young kid
finished at $4,750. The final was an orphan, and in 1906, he
lot, number 158, resulted in got a full body tattoo.”
$11,250. All of the sheets
together combined for Gallick added, “Charlie talk-
$41,375, nearly double the ed him into being the first
high estimate total of $24,000.
We were very happy.” ★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★
✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩
Tony Gallick, an antiques
collector, spotted the trunk at
a recent estate sale. He said,
“While the man was overseas
in the 1940s, his wife kept
busy by shopping yard and
estate sales. The house was
covered floor-to-ceiling with
boxes. They moved often as he
was reassigned. She bought
the trunk and it stayed in
storage for decades. I saw it,
thought it was pretty cool, and
paid $10 for it.”

When Gallick first laid eyes
on the flash sheets, he knew
they were rare and important.
“I didn’t know the artist, but I
knew they were highly collect-
ible,” he said. “I did research
for about two months. The
1908 date on one design was
my starting point. There were
only a handful of tattoo artists
at the turn of the century. The
flash of ships and sailors lead
me to research port cities.”

That brought Gallick to New
York and the Bowery, then to
Charlie Wagner and Sam
O’Reilly. “They were working
together for a decade until
Sam’s death in 1909,” Gallick
pointed out. “When Sam died,
Charlie moved into his shop
and their work was blended
together.”

O’Reilly (1854–1909) learned
tattooing in the Navy and pat-
ented the first tattooing
machine in 1891. He practiced
his art in New York City in
the Bowery. Wagner (1875–
1953) was a tattoo artist for
more than 50 years. He
apprenticed with O’Reilly and
patented his own tattoo
machine in 1904. He sold tat-
too machines and his own
brand of ink. He also tattooed
circus performers, sailors and
“tattooed ladies,” who became
famous as circus side-show
attractions.

Gallick spoke to flash
experts, who noted several
aspects of the sheets that
pointed to Wagner and
O’Reilly. The paper was the
right size and material. Char-
lie was one of the only artists

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Harpsichord, probably 1736, Henri Hemsch. “Thalia, Muse of Comedy,” 1739, Jean Marc Nattier.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

“Venus at Vulcan’s Forge,” 1769, François Boucher. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth.

The Art, Pleasure & Power Of Casanova’s Europe
BOSTON — Although his name has Structured by the chronology and of modernity — one characterized by
Tureen in the form of a boar’s head, about become synonymous with womanizer geography of Casanova’s life, the pleasure seeking, movement across
1750, Holitsch manufactory. Museum of Fine or scoundrel, Giacomo Casanova exhibition addresses such themes as boundaries and self-invention. Casa-
Arts, Boston. (1725–1798) was regarded by his con- travel, the intersection of courtship nova himself inhabited many roles —
temporaries as one of the most mag- and power, theatricality and identity, entrepreneur, darling of royals, spy,
netic personalities of the day and an and the pleasures of fine dining and translator of the Iliad and author of
international man of letters. He trav- lively conversation. Among the mas- one of the most detailed and wittiest
eled widely throughout Europe, min- terpieces on view are a series of mon- autobiographies known to survive.
gling with royalty, popes and intellec- umental paintings by François With no legitimate claim to nobility or
tuals such as Voltaire and Benjamin Boucher (1703–1770), reunited here consistent wealth, Casanova was
Franklin along the way. Now at the for the first time in decades, and essentially powerless, but through his
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), works by Jean-Antoine Houdon intelligence and charm, he success-
“Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, (1741–1828), William Hogarth (1697– fully placed himself near people of
and Power in the Eighteenth Centu- 1764), Canaletto (1697–1768) and power throughout the courts of
ry” combines more than 250 paint- Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806). Europe. In this exhibition, he serves
ings, sculptures, works on paper, deco- Additionally, three tableaux — taking as the guide to the splendor and
rative arts objects, pieces of furniture, place in Venice, Paris and London at sophistication of mid-Eighteenth
costumes and musical instruments different times of day — feature man- Century Europe.
— drawn from European and Ameri- nequins in authentic costumes amid
can museums and private collections periods settings. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is
— for a lavish display of the visual at 465 Huntington Avenue. For addi-
riches of Casanova’s world. The exhibition reveals a refined and tional information, 617-267-9300 or
visually seductive culture on the cusp www.mfa.org.

“The Doctor, Harlequin and Colombine,” about “The Molo: Looking West, Ducal Palace Right” by 1730s,
1750, Capodimonte manufactory. Museum of Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal), El Paso Museum of
Fine Arts, Boston. Art, El Paso, Texas.
Woman’s dress in two parts (robe), 1760s. Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston.

Sauceboat and stand, 1756–59, marked by François-Thomas Germain. A folding fan, part of a six-part wedding costume, 1760s. Museum of Fine
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Arts, Boston.

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 25

New Yorker Cartoons Come To Bennington

BENNINGTON, VT. — Two lished in The New Yorker. This from The New Yorker.” The par-
exhibitions celebrate the work exhibition looks at two diverse ticipating cartoonists featured
created by artists whose car- spectrums of Koren’s personality in this exhibition include: Harry
toons, covers and art have — the humorous and the serious. Bliss, George Booth, Roz Chast,
filled pages of The New Yorker It features a largely unknown Tom Chitty, Frank Cotham,
since the mid-1920s. These body of prints, some fresh off the Matt Diffee, Liza Donnelly,
installations are at two differ- press and never exhibited before. Liana Finck, Emily Flake, Sam
ent venues through September Gross, William Haefeli, Edward
9, Bennington Museum and Koren has long been associat- Koren, Bob Mankoff, Michael
Southern Vermont College’s ed with The New Yorker, where Maslin, Danny Shannahan, Bar-
Laumeister Art Center, both in he has published more than bara Smaller, Mick Stevens, Tom
Old Bennington. 1000 cartoons, as well as numer- Toro, PC Vey and Jack Ziegler.
ous covers and illustrations. His
The Bennington Museum pres- cartoons, drawings and prints The Bennington Museum is at
ents, “Thinking About Extinction have been widely shown in exhi- 75 Main Street. For further
and Other Droll Things: Recent bitions across the United States information, 802-447-1571 or
Prints and Drawings by Edward as well as in France, England www.benningtonmuseum.org.
Koren.” This exhibition features and Czechoslovakia. Southern Vermont College’s
recent etchings and lithographs Laumeister Art Center is at 44
by Vermonter Edward Koren, Southern Vermont College’s Gypsy Lane. For information,
who is best known for his iconic Laumeister Art Center presents, 802-442-7158 or www.artcenter.
cartoons of furry humans pub- “A Celebration of Cartoons — svc.edu.
100 cartoons by 20 cartoonists

“Thinking About Extinction II” by Edward Koren (b 1935), 2016, lithograph, printed in
black and pale blue on paper, 22 by 30 inches, printed and published by Idem, Paris, Art-
ist’s Proof I/VIII, courtesy of Edward Koren.

Litchfield Historical Society’s Fall Fundraiser September 15

LITCHFIELD, CONN. — The the Litchfield Distillery, live afternoons for families. work is on display for one day Torrington Savings Bank and
Litchfield Historical Society is music from Switch Factory and The silent auction includes an only at the home of Frank Fon- Carmody Torrance Sandak
conducting its Annual Fall Fun- delectable small plate offerings exclusive two-week stay at the tana and Andrew Becker. Or Hennessey, LLP.
draiser to benefit the organiza- from The Pantry. A special private home of Alexander and attend a cocktail event at the Tickets for the event start at
tion’s education mission on Sat- silent auction will help raise Jo-Anne van den Berg-Ohms in Tallmadge House, with a pre- $75 per person and can be pur-
urday, September 15, from 6 to money for the education pro- Mensingeweer, Netherlands. sentation by Rachel Smith, a chased in advance or at the
9 pm. The event will be held in grams hosted by the Historical The home sleeps six and comes Tallmadge history expert from door. The Tapping Reeve House
the newly opened Tapping Society — including field trips with all the amenities needed to the office of the Connecticut aPnadginLaatewd Sbychmoaorlieare at 82 South
Reeve Meadow, behind the Tap- from local schools, offsite pro- have a great visit to the Nether- State Historian at the Univer- SPt:\rAe&eAt. AFdos\r8-2in4-f1o8r\mation or to
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field Law School. ners, community events, delicious lunch and informal items will be included in the [email protected]
The evening will feature a monthly lectures and walking discussion about Litchfield art- silent auction. cpaiclkseodciueptyf.roormg or www.litchfield-
signature drink provided by tours, and craft and game ist Adelaide Deming, while her The evening is sponsored by heimstaoilrpicroaolfsotoc:iety.org.
[email protected]
Arbus Portfolio At Smithsonian American Art and cc
WASHINGTON, DC — Diane Arbus began working on the the pioneering transition accompanying catalog present Art Museum is at Eighth and F
Arbus (1923–1971) was one of portfolio “A box of ten photo- Arbus was making away from new and compelling scholar- streets N.W. For additional
the most original and influen- graphs” in late 1969. At the magazine photography,” Jacob ship adding detail to the period information, 202-633-1000 or
tial artists of the Twentieth time of her death in 1971, she said. “She took seriously her between Arbus’ death and her www.americanart.si.edu.
Century. “Diane Arbus: A box of had completed the printing for centrality to that transition 1972 posthumous retrospective
ten photographs,” on view at eight known sets of a planned within the larger field of pho- at the Museum of Modern Art,
the Smithsonian American Art edition of 50, only four of tography and saw the portfolio New York. During this impor-
Museum (SAAM) through Jan- which she sold during her life- as a means of achieving a level tant period, Jacob establishes,
uary 21, forges new ground as time. Two were purchased by of financial stability and of it was “A box of ten photo-
the first exhibition to focus on photographer Richard Avedon; artistic identity that magazine graphs” that conveyed the
the portfolio Arbus was work- another by artist Jasper work had never afforded her.” essence of Diane Arbus to the
ing on at the end of her life. Johns. world.
This heretofore missing piece In addition to the portfolio
from her biography was as A fourth was purchased by itself, the exhibition and The Smithsonian American
important to her evolving artis- Bea Feitler, art director at
tic identity as it was to the Harper’s Bazaar. For Feitler,
broader public recognition of Arbus added an 11th photo-
photography as a fine art prac- graph, “A woman with her
tice. Central to the transition baby monkey N.J. 1971.” This
Arbus was making away from is the first exhibition to focus
magazine work at the time of exclusively on “A box of ten
her death, the portfolio bridges photographs,” using the set
a lifetime of modest recognition that Arbus assembled special-
with a posthumous career of ly for Feitler. It was acquired
extraordinary acclaim. by the SAAM in 1986, and it is
the only one of the portfolios
The exhibition is organized by completed and sold by Arbus
John Jacob, the McEvoy Family that is publicly held.
curator for photography.
“The portfolio was central to

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ANTIQUES ANDTHE ARTS WEEKLY
Notable Prices Recently Achieved At Various Auction Houses
STAFF AND CORRESPONDENTS
Across The Block
All prices
include buyer’s premium.

Early Bell ‘Butter Stamp’ Telephone Sells Picasso Etching Leads At Link Galleries Napoleonic POW Ship Models Take
For $27,500 At Bruneau Auction ST LOUIS, MO. — A 1968 etching and aqua- Top Honors At Stair Galleries
tint by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881–
CRANSTON, R.I. — An historical telephone auc- 1973) done toward the end of his long career HUDSON, N.Y. — There was plenty of Ameri-
tion featuring items from two regional chapters of sold at Link Auction Galleries on August 4. cana on offer in the eponymous sale conducted
Telephone Pioneers of America Museum — one “Femme au lit revant,” on Rives BFK paper, by Stair Galleries on August 4. It was a pair of
the William J. Denver chapter #20 museum in numbered 8/50, sold within estimate for $4,880. Napoleonic prisoner-of-war engraved ship mod-
Providence, R.I., the other the Excelsior Chapter This artwork was among many lots with works els, however, that captured the day’s highest
#98 in Buffalo, N.Y. — was conducted on August 4 by Picasso, including many pieces of ceramic prices. The war between Napoleon’s French
by Bruneau & Co Auctioneers. Items pertaining art. A 7-inch in diameter bullfight bowl was the navy and the naval forces of King George III of
to Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the top lot of the ceramic group, selling at $3,660. England lasted so long that the captured
telephone, included an early example of the inven- For information, www.linkauctiongalleries.com French prisoners had to find resourceful ways
tor’s butter stamp magneto telephone, retaining or 314-454-6525. to spend their imprisonment, and many took to
the original Bell Telephone Co butter stamp constructing elaborate ship models from recy-
receiver, patent date “Mar. 7. 76, Jan. 30. 77,” cled cattle bone, boxwood, whale baleen and
impressed “A 921”. The item was mounted to an other materials they could acquire in captivity.
easel board, accompanied with original museum One ship in a PlexiCase case brought $62,500
label stating “Old Magneto Telephone Including (shown), and another ship went out at $47,500.
Cut Out Key Box, 1891, Installed Many Years Ago For information, www.stairgalleries.com or
In The Malvina K. Wetmore Residence ‘Chateau 518-751-1000.
Sur Mer’, Bellevue Avenue, Newport” (Rhode
Island). For more information, 401-533- 9980 or
www.bruneauandco.com.

Portraits Command 1956 Ford T-Bird Crosses The Finish Line
At Winter Associates’ Auction First At Brzostek’s
PLAINVILLE, CONN. — Winter Associates
reported a very strong sale on July 23, when MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — Brzostek’s Auction Ser-
fine art, especially portraits, led the auction. vice conducted a three-day onsite auction here
The top lot was an oil on canvas by Philip Alex- August 4–6, with a collection of antique and vin-
ius de Laszlo (Hungarian, 1869–1937). A por- tage vehicles leading the first day of the sale.
trait of “Mrs Chichester de Windt Crookshank Among the many cars, trucks and other vehicles
(nee Mary “Maimie” Usher),” 1924, inscribed on offer, a 1956 Ford T-Bird got the winning flag
LR “de Laszlo/1924,” depicts a half-length por- when it sold for $16,400. Runners-up were a 1931
trait of a woman seated near a fluted column Ford Victoria that sold for $13,800 and one of the
wearing an evening dress and stole, a long 1930 Ford Model A cars, which sold for $15,800.
necklace and emerald bandeau; in a carved Brzostek’s is in Baldwinsville, N.Y. For informa-
wooden frame, the painting was being sold to tion, 800-562-0660 or www.brzostek.com.
benefit the Slater Memorial Museum in Nor-
wich, Conn. Listed in the artist’s catalogue rai-
sonné, the 42½-by-33-inch (sight) painting
sold at $43,000. For additional information,
860-793-0288 or www.auctionsappraisers.com.

Marilyn Monroe Wows Bidders World War II Aviator’s Jackets Fly To That’s Entertainment: Steinway Grand
At Mid-Hudson Galleries $16,605 At Duane Merrill Piano Plays To $4,800

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — “Publicity is a glam- WILLISTON, VT. — Duane Merrill & Co Auc- BELLPORT, N.Y. — Thos. Cornell Galleries
our girl’s best friend,” Marilyn Monroe may well tioneers & Appraisers sold four World War II A2 knows that a sure-fire way to entice auction
have postulated as a corollary to the famous aviator’s jackets (one shown) for $16,605 at the patrons in addition to offering great merchandise
jazz song in the 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. firm’s Adirondack Sporting & Military auction is to entertain them. And that is exactly what Tom
Seven years earlier in a June 1946 Pageant on August 3–4. The flight jackets were illustrat- Cornell and staff did for the firm’s August 5 estate
magazine, the blonde bombshell was featured ed with personalized art from a southern Ver- auction. The gallery hosted a special champagne
on the cover. A lot that included the cover (it mont collector. Also bringing nice prices were an preview with live entertainment by the South
had been separated from the issue) together Emile Gruppe oil on canvas titled “Vermont Country String Band on the Friday preceding the
with an 11-by-14-inch publicity photo showing Hills” for $10,062 and a CDV album of officers sale, which presented the living estate of Elias Lif-
Monroe with an unidentified escort brought from the Massachusetts 25th Infantry for shitz, a sculptor and painter, as well as other
$600 on August 4 at Mid-Hudson Galleries. For $4,612. For more information, 802-878-2625 or estates and collections. The festive mood carried
information, www.midhudsongalleries.com or www.merrilsauction.com. over to the auction’s results as a Steinway & Sons
914-882-7356. Model L ebony grand piano #303560 left the gal-
lery for $4,800. For information, 631-289-9505 or
www.thoscornellauctions.com.

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30 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — August 24, 2018

Americana & More Americana At Devin Moisan’s Auction

Auction Action In Dover, N.H.

DOVER, N.H. — On July 24, ture, early lighting and more. collector and dealer from Con- sale had several pieces of Rook- years, an Edwin and Mary
Devin Moisan sold nearly 500 Moisan does not use internet cord N.H. Included was a collec- wood along with Hampshire Scheier blue glazed and sgraffi-
lots that included a broad selec- bidding, so there was a large tion of redware. Justin Thomas, pottery. Prices, especially for to decorated studio pottery
tion of Americana, much of it in crowd on hand as the sale start- who collects redware and regu- the Hampshire, were strong, table lamp, “Last Supper,”
old paint, two collections of New ed. Prices were generally larly writes about it and other causing one dealer to comment, reached $805.
England redware, a variety of strong, with some surprises — ceramics on his website — www. “I’m either going to raise my
trade signs, several pieces of both on the high side and the earlyamericanceramics.com — prices when I get home or con- It’s been a good month for col-
American art pottery that did low side. said that prices varied, with sign it all to Devin’s next sale.” lectors of trade signs. A recent
quite well, some paintings, sil- most being reasonable. Thomas A Hampshire matte green table auction at The Cobbs had sev-
ver, hooked rugs, Mission furni- The sale included a consign- bought two good pieces, includ- lamp with a Handel shade real- eral, and this sale had about 20.
ment from Carmine Locastro, a ing an early Nineteenth Centu- ized $1,035, a tall vase with a One was an exceptional black
ry mug with a glaze that he matte blue and charcoal glaze painted and gilt sign from
describes as “brilliant.” It came brought $633, and a matte Portsmouth, N.H., which adver-
up late in the sale and Thomas green vase with molded tulip tised three businesses, a lead
paid less than $60 for it. He also decoration earned the same company, a fire insurance agen-
bought an Essex County, Mass., price. Both went to the same cy and a Fairbanks scale agen-
jug. “This is one of the best phone bidder. A 9½-inch Rook- cy. It was in fine condition but
glazed late Eighteenth or early wood vase with vellum glaze displaying it properly in a shop
Nineteenth Century jugs that I depicting a summer lake scene or home would be difficult — it
have seen from Essex County,” by Frederick Rothenbusch was more than 10 feet long.
he said. “I’ve never seen such a reached $1,115, and another Still, it brought one of the high-
vibrant use of green glaze from vase, 9¼ inches tall, with a vel- est prices for the signs, $863. A
this area before. It sold for $850, lum glaze and a winter scene by somewhat worn, painted cast
which I also thought was a fair Lenore Asbury earned $1,006. metal sign for an oculist, in the
price. There was another Essex form of a pair of eyeglasses,
County jug, early Nineteenth From the same general time brought $575, and a well-done
Century, which was the highest period, there were some Mis- oval black and white double-
priced piece of redware at sion oak pieces, topped by an sided sign for a bakery went out
$1,840.” Many of the other piec- L.&J.G. Stickley settle, style for $863.
es in the collection were sold in #281, which brought $1,380.
lots with multiple pieces. The upholstered cushion was in A group of early lighting
fine condition. A tall Stickley included some unusual tin and
Moisan’s sales often include magazine stand, style #46, sold glass lanterns. A punched tin
American art pottery, and this for $1,035. Moving on a few and blown-molded whale oil
lantern with four bull’s-eye

The highest priced item in the sale was this unidentified Review and Onsite Photos by
German school landscape depicting a farmer with his sheep Rick Russack, Contributing Editor
and cows. It earned $7,475.
Additional Photos Courtesy
Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.

Devin Moisan at the podium selling a silver lot. Depicting a heart between two flower pots,
this colorful hooked rug earned $345.
Prices were strong for Hampshire pottery. A
matte green table lamp with a Handel shade
finished at $1,035.

A grouping of the Hampshire pottery in the sale.

Painted furniture included this brightly An unusual mustard and stenciled sales-
colored Maine footstool, which fetched man’s sample of a horse-drawn sleigh
$633. earned $863.

This double-sided oval trade sign, 42 inches, sold for $863 to From a building in Portsmouth, N.H., this well-done trade sign advertised three business-
a dealer in the room who left immediately after making the es. Its size, more than 10 feet wide, probably affected the final price, which was $863.
purchase.

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 31

Although it was well worn, the paint-decorated cast metal
oculist sign in the form of a pair of eyeglasses reached $575.

At $1,840, an ovoid Essex County jug, early Sold late in the sale, for just $58, was this
Nineteenth Century, was the highest priced early Nineteenth Century redware mug.
piece of a large redware offering. Photo courtesy of Justin Thomas.

panels seemed reasonable, fin- its head and a very long, curved went well. “We usually do well One of the two highest priced items in the sale was this
ishing at $403. Another exam- tail. It would look great in a with art pottery, and the unsigned painting of the three-masted American merchant
ple of a punched tin and beveled country farmhouse. But there Hampshire was strong this ship John G. Coster flying an American flag. The ship was
glass lantern, in the form of a may not have been a farmer in time. Hooked rugs and the probably owned by New York merchants and the painting
pyramid, earned $259. A selec- the audience as it sold for only American portraits were soft sold for $6,900.
tion of tin wall sconces rounded $173. Another rug with an but other paintings did well. Perhaps one of the bargains of the sale was this double por-
out the group. unusual motif sold for $345. It The German painting of the trait of an unidentified husband and wife, which went out
was brightly colored with a yel- farmer was a surprise — but for $546.
Paintings provided the sale’s low background and a blue bor- that’s what makes an auction. I
highest prices, while others der surrounding two flower pots don’t know who the artist was
seemed to be bargains. An each with a single red flower, and neither did the buyer. The
unsigned Nineteenth Century and between the flower pots redware had some good pieces
British School view of a three- was a large, brownish heart. and it just worked out that we
masted American merchant had two collections for the
ship, John G. Coster, flying an The three-dimensional whale, same sale. All in all, it was a
American flag ended up at in old worn white paint, may good one. Our next sale will
$6,900. It sold to a dealer in the have been a trade sign as it had probably be in October and I’m
room. The ship probably old hooks for hanging and it planning on doing about six to
belonged to New York City mer- sold for $1,115. Perhaps fitting eight sales a year.”
chants Henry and John G. the folk art category was a
Coster doing business as Coster Nineteenth Century painted All prices include the buyer’s
and Brother. The internet indi- and stenciled salesman’s sam- premium as reported by the
cates that a logbook for an ple sleigh with old plush uphol- auction house. For information,
1845–46 voyage the ship made stery. It went for $863. www.moisan-inc.com or 603-
from New York to Hong Kong is 953-0022.
known. After the sale, Moisan said it

Also doing well, selling for
$7,475, was an unidentified
Nineteenth Century German
School painting depicting a
farmer walking with his cattle
and sheep. At the other end of
the spectrum were some early
American portraits. An unusual
double portrait of a husband
and wife, 45 inches wide,
brought just $547, and a pair of
portraits cataloged as Horace
Bundy (1814–1883) depicting
Mr and Mrs Abel Brown, dated
Springfield, November 1845,
realized $575.

Folk art included a well-
weathered whale and some
hooked rugs, one of which
depicted a very folky bull, or
perhaps a cow, with a pair of
horns standing straight up from

Edwin and Mary Scheier A Rookwood vellum vase
made this blue glazed and decorated with a scene of a
sgraffito studio pottery lake in summer by Freder-
table lamp that achieved ick Rothenbusch realized
$805. $1,115.

The animal depicted on this uniquely designed hooked rug
was either a bull or a cow. The horns stood straight up and
the creature had a long, curved tail. It sold for just $173.

Early lighting included this The sale included several pieces of Mission furniture. The An elaborately shaped pair of wrought iron fire tongs went
punched tin and blown L.&J.G. Stickley style #281 oak settle brought $1,380. to a dealer in the room for $805.
molded glass whale oil lan-
tern with four bull’s-eye
panels. It sold for $403.

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The Colonel Louis Watres Armory, Scranton, Penn. ©Chris Balton photo, courtesy Assouline.

Gatekeeper: World Of Folly

Interior of Colonel Louis Watres Armory, ©Chris Balton
photo, courtesy Assouline.

Gatekeeper: World of Folly ist’s novel take on interior design
by Hunt Slonem, text by Sara — matching vibrant, multicolor
Ruffin Costello, with a fore- interiors with a bricolage of his-
word by Dr. Geza von torically potent and rare items
Habsburg, 300 pages, 150+ found from around the world.
illustrations, Assouline This system of “collectorating,” or
press, New York, summer collecting and decorating, has
2018; hardcover with jacket, become Slonem’s trademark and Hunt Slonem, ©Luigi Cazzaniga photo, courtesy Assouline.
$85. can be found across the artist’s
“I don’t believe people choose multiple historical properties er: World of Folly walks readers lections at the Guggenheim Design (2014) with Assouline.
buildings, I believe buildings around the country. Through the through this masterpiece room- Museum, the Metropolitan Sara Ruffin Costello is a design-
choose people. I just fell in love course of its century-old lifetime, by-room, object by object, filling Museum of Art, the Smithsonian
with it.” —Hunt Slonem on sav- the 102,000-square-foot space us with the sense of wonder for and the National Gallery of Art er, decorative and writer who lives
ing the Watres Armory. has served not only as an armory, which the artist is so well-known. in Washington, DC. His homes in New Orleans. Former creative
The Colonel Louis Watres but a performance hall for Rus- in Louisiana and upstate New director of Domino magazine,
Armory, built in 1900 and listed sian composer and pianist Sergei Hunt Slonem is an American York have been featured in the Sara is a frequent contributor to
on the National Register of His- Rachmaninoff, a whistle-stop for painter, sculptor and printmak- New York Times and Interview Architectural Digest, New York
toric Places, is Slonem’s latest campaigning presidents, and er, well-known for his exotic and magazine. He has previously Times T Magazine, Travel & Lei-
project that showcases the art- even briefly as a clinic. Gatekeep- eclectic works, featured in gal- published When Art Meets sure, Wall Street Journal, Vogue
leries the world over and in col- and Glamour.

The Splendor Of New York

New York Splendor: The City’s gasps of pleasure and surprise when Couturier, Albert Hadley, Denning &
Most Memorable Rooms, by first seen. Most of them have been Fourcade, Mark Hampton, Philip
Wendy Moonan, foreword by created by the top talents of the day. Johnson, Charlotte Moss, Thomas
Robert A.M. Stern; 320 pages, Some are very grand, others spar- O’Brien, Paul Rudolph, Bunny Wil-
200 color photographs, Rizzoli ingly modern or eclectic, but all are liams, Brian J. McCarthy and Steven
New York / Release date: exceptional and unforgettable. Gambrel.
November 2018; hardcover
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New York City is the epicenter of es by the design stars of today, and professional in the field will find
interior-design innovations. Its alongside rooms that no longer exist inspirational and a joy to peruse.
denizens embrace myriad styles but that are remembered by the
— from pure period historicism to design cognoscenti. Groundbreaking Wendy Moonan has been writing
bracing modernity. Design interiors include Brooke Astor’s ele- about architecture, design and
authority Wendy Moonan investi- gant library by Albert Hadley; Glo- antiques for 30 years for outlets,
gates what she has deemed as ria Vanderbilt’s sublime patchwork including the New York Times, Town
the best residential spaces and bedroom; Donald Judd’s dramatical- & Country, House & Garden, Archi-
invites you into each room with ly spare art-filled loft; fashion tectural Digest and 1stdibs.com. She
her to see why. In her elegant designer Adolfo’s opulent uptown studied at Wellesley and the Sor-
tome, New York Splendor: The rooms; a Peter Marino–designed bonne and was a Nieman Fellow at
City’s Most Memorable Rooms, penthouse atop the Four Seasons Harvard. Nonetheless, she says she
she ushers readers on a tour of hotel; Susan Gutfreund’s own lavish learned more by sitting in the living
some of the city’s finest private winter garden; and Jamie Drake’s rooms of connoisseurs, artists and
rooms, past and present. These stunning designs for Gracie Man- patrons than anywhere else. Robert
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and architects represented in the dean of the Yale School of Architec-
book include Mario Buatta, Robert ture.

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 33

Whaling Museum Curator’s Book Shortlisted For Alice Award

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. — tion on subjects that are cultur- artworks that capture the
The book O’er the Wide and ally significant in their various essence of whaling and its cul-
Tractless Sea: Original Art of fields and not considered of ture. The dangerous pursuit of
the Yankee Whale Hunt by broad general interest by main- whales has been justly studied
Michael P. Dyer, curator of mar- stream publishers. In order to and chronicled, but many writ-
itime history for the New Bed- be considered for the award, ers have overlooked a signifi-
ford Whaling Museum, is one of books must be well-made, illus- cant cultural aspect of multi-
three books that has been trated books that afford a spe- year voyages wherein
shortlisted for the Alice Award, cial sense of intimacy. day-to-day events were pictori-
presented by Furthermore ally recorded. Buried deep with-
grants in publishing, a program This year marks the sixth in the logbooks, journals and
of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. The year of the Alice Award, and manuscripts of America’s whal-
book receiving the Alice will be $25,000 will be given to the ing heritage are paintings,
named on October 8. winner, while $5,000 will go to drawings and representations Paginated by
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ing from Furthermore and are in Santa Fe, N.M., and Visual The New Bedford Whaling [email protected]
automatically considered for Voyages: Images of Latin Ameri- Museum is at 18 Johnny Cake and cc to: barb
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MARLBOROUGH, MASS. — landscape. It is a well-known wall paintings in 1952–53. It
Amongst the outstanding items example, having been removed sold for $67,650, more than
in the respected Arthur and from a Framingham, Mass., twice its estimate, in a strong
Sybil Kern collection, which was house in 1840 and illustrated sale. Other works that finished
included in the first day offer- and discussed in Nina Fletcher well above estimate included a
ings of Skinner’s two-day Amer- Little’s American Decorative colorful fireboard that brought
icana sale August 12–13, was a Wall Painting 1700–1850 and $55,350 and a pair of portraits
mid-Eighteenth Century overm- also included in the Metropoli- by Rufus Hathaway, which took
antel with leaping stags in a tan Museum of Art exhibition of $39,975. A full report will follow.

John Singer Sargent And
Chicago’s Gilded Age
CHICAGO — The Art Institute of Chicago
presents an exhibition of American portraitist Subscribe Today
John Singer Sargent, with a focus on his
numerous Chicago connections, through Sep- “Portrait of Charles Deering” by John Sing-
tember 30. Featuring nearly 100 objects from er Sargent, 1917, the Art Institute of Chica-
the Art Institute’s collection, private collec- go, anonymous loan.
tions and public institutions, “John Singer Sar- tion presents the scope of Sargent’s talents
gent and Chicago’s Gilded Age” examines Sar- while also recounting the integral narratives of
gent’s breadth of artistic practice and the local collectors, exhibitions and institutions
network of associations among the artist, his that are part of the artworks’ own histories.”
patrons, his creative circle and the city.
Through the lens of Sargent’s work, the exhibi- Between 1888 and 1925, Sargent’s paintings
tion explores the cultural ambitions of Chica- were included in more than 20 public displays
goans to shape the city into a center of art, the in the city, among them the Inter-State Indus-
development of an international profile for trial Exposition, the World’s Columbian Expo-
American artists and the interplay of tradi- sition and exhibitions at the Arts Club of Chi-
tionalism and modernism at the turn of the cago. The artist’s Chicago story owes much to
Twentieth Century. local businessman Charles Deering, who built
an important collection of his works over a life-
John Singer Sargent was the most sought- time of friendship.
after portraitist of his generation, creating
powerful, striking likenesses of his sitters. The Art Institute of Chicago is at 111 South
Although he is best-known for his portraits, Michigan Avenue. For information, 3120-443-
Sargent excelled in a variety of genres and 3363 or www.artic.org.
media, including landscapes, watercolors and
murals. This exhibition presents the full range
of Sargent’s talents, surveying his touchpoints
to Chicago while also illuminating the city’s
vibrant art scene. Sargent first showed at the
Art Institute — at the time located at Michi-
gan Avenue and Van Buren Street — in 1890,
the year Chicago officially became the nation’s
“second city” in terms of population.

In the late Nineteenth Century, Chicago lead-
ers endeavored to advance the city’s cultural
profile to match its already prominent reputa-
tion as a center of industry and transportation.
Exhibition curator Annelise K. Madsen, Gilda
and Henry Buchbinder assistant curator of
American Art, describes this study of Chicago
through the lens of Sargent: “The Midwest is
perhaps an unexpected point of departure for
an examination of this thoroughly cosmopoli-
tan painter who made his career in Europe,
attracted a transatlantic set of patrons and
cultivated professional ties primarily on the
East Coast. Yet Sargent was indeed a fascinat-
ing player in the cultural history of Chicago at
the turn of the Twentieth Century. This exhibi-

34 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — August 24, 2018

American Folk Art Museum Announces
Transitions New Director Jason T. Busch
NEW YORK CITY — The board of next auspicious chapter of the American
Heritage Auctions has announced trustees of the American Folk Art Muse- tions, curated by Stacy Hollander and Folk Art Museum.”
that Chris Cavalier is joining its um (AFAM) announced on August 1 that Valérie Rousseau, have crystallized for
San Francisco office as a sports con- Jason T. Busch will become director of me the importance of the American Folk Busch replaces Dr Anne-Imelda Radice,
signment director. Prior to his arrival the museum beginning September 10. Art Museum as a thought leader in self- who stepped down in March 2018 after
at Heritage Auctions, Cavalier spent Busch has been deputy director of the taught art. Indeed, through engaging nearly six years with the institution. The
eight years in the Saint Louis Art Museum, and most exhibitions and strong collections, the board expressed its deep gratitude to
sports auction busi- recently, director of Jason Jacques Gal- museum has excelled in the presentation Stacy C. Hollander, who served as acting
ness. In addition, he lery in New York, a leading gallery of of self-taught art across time and place, executive director in the intervening
created the website design and ceramic art. which will be further celebrated toward months. Hollander will return to her
GameUsedUniverse. its 60th anniversary in 2021. I look for- position as deputy director for curatorial
com in 2005, which Monty Blanchard, president of the ward to working closely with my talented affairs as well as chief curator and direc-
quickly became the AFAM board of trustees, noted, “Jason colleagues and committed trustees in the tor of exhibitions, at the museum.
largest and most Busch brings to the museum a wealth of
significant internet experience both as a museum adminis- Busch’s prior museum positions include
community of collec- trator, curator and fundraiser. We are serving as curator of decorative arts at
tors and dealers of excited to have someone of Jason’s prov- both the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum
game-used sports memorabilia. He is a en strengths and experience join us to of Art (1998–2000) and the Minneapolis
magna cum laude Georgetown Univer- lead the museum into our seventh Institute of Art (2000–2006), curator of
sity alumnus who worked in the busi- decade. Jason’s primary mission will be decorative art and chief curator at Carn-
ness world for eight years, including to maintain and enhance the museum’s egie Museum of Art (2006–2013) and
with Fortune 500 companies Procter & position as the premier institution devot- deputy director at the Saint Louis Art
Gamble and Clorox. ed to the appreciation of traditional folk Museum (2013–2016). He was division
art and creative expressions of contem- director for decorative arts at Sotheby’s
Laura Hoptman has been named porary self-taught artists from the Unit- (2016–2017).
executive director of the Drawing ed States and abroad. He will, of course,
Center, effective September 10. Hopt- be charged with continuing to attract the He holds a bachelor of arts degree in
major donor gifts and institutional American Studies from Miami Univer-
man has been a grants that support the museum’s exhi- sity in Ohio and a master of arts from
curator of contem- bitions, education programs and general the Winterthur Program in American
porary art and a operations. We expect that under Jason’s Material Culture from the University of
leading participant leadership, the museum will continue its Delaware. Busch has studied at the
in the international mission-driven practice of working Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and
art conversation for dynamically with other institutions to Historic Deerfield, and he was a 2013
three decades. She ‘get the art out there.’” fellow at the Center for Curatorial
comes to the Draw- Leadership in New York. He has been
ing Center after eight Said Busch, “It is an honor to serve the an academic member of the American
years as a curator in museum that has inspired and educated Folk Art Society.
the department of me throughout my career. The exhibi-
painting and sculpture at the Museum For information, 212- 595-9533 or
of Modern Art, an institution where she www.folkartmuseum.org.
also began her career in the 1990s as a
curator with a specialty in drawing. Morgan Installs Wall Drawing By Artist Sol Lewitt

The Connecticut Historical Society NEW YORK CITY — The “Sol LeWitt’s work has
(CHS) has appointed Katharine Morgan Library & Muse- not only transformed the
Schramm PhD the new director of the um recently announced the world of art but has also
Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts gift of “Wall Drawing enlivened and enriched the
Program (CCHAP). 552D” by the LeWitt fami- atmosphere of numerous
Schramm succeeds ly in honor of Richard and public spaces,” said Colin
Lynne Williamson, Ronay Menschel. This B. Bailey, director of the
who will be retiring large-scale drawing will be Morgan. “Since 2010, the
from the CHS in Oc- on view at the Morgan Gilbert Court has been the
tober after 25 years beginning this summer. As site of exciting public
of leadership to the one of the pioneers of Con- installations of contempo-
program. Schramm ceptual art, LeWitt first rary art. We are grateful to
comes to CHS from became famous for his the LeWitt Family for this
Indiana University three-dimensional struc- generous gift and delighted
Press where she was tures based on variations to pay tribute to the Twen-
assistant acquisitions editor. She has on the square and the cube. tieth Century master.”
many years of experience as a folklorist Turning to drawing shortly Sol LeWitt (1928–2007), “Wall Drawing 552D,” tilted form The Morgan will cele-
and in museum curation, having previ- after, LeWitt radically with color ink washes superimposed. The walls are bor- brate the wall drawing
ously worked at Indiana University’s transformed the medium dered by 8-inch black bands. Color ink wash, dimensions during Free Friday hours
Mathers Museum of World Cultures and through innovative variable. First Drawn by David Higginbotham, Linda Tay- on Friday, September 7, 7
with Indiana’s state folklore and folklife approaches, such as draw- lor, Jo Watanabe. First Installation: Royal Scottish Acad- to 9 pm, with a screening
agency, Traditional Arts Indiana. ing directly on the wall. emy, Edinburgh, Scotland, December 1987. Gift of the of the documentary Sol
In celebration of his leg- LeWitt Family in honor of Richard and Ronay Menschel. LeWitt: Wall Drawings
The Museum of Contemporary Art, acy, “Wall Drawing 552D” ©2018 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights fociety (ARS), (2010), directed by Edgar
Los Angeles has named Klaus will be presented in Gil- New York. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City. B. Howard and Tom Piper
Biesenbach, who is currently direc- bert Court for at least two and a special “pop-up” bar.
tor of MoMA PS1 in New York and years. LeWitt’s tilted cube playfully complements Renzo The Morgan Library and Museum is at 225 Madison Ave-
chief curator at large of the Museum Piano’s geometric architecture, notably the nearby Clare nue at 36th Street. For more information, 212-685-0008 or
Eddy Thaw Gallery, informally referred to as “the cube.” www.themorgan.org.
of Modern Art, as
its new director. New Owner For Wolfeboro Antiques & Artisans Barn
Biesenbach joined
PS1 as a curator Kyle Copeland stands outside the 1765 two-story WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Now under new management is the
in 1995 and has Wolfeboro Antiques & Artisan Barn. Wolfeboro Antiques & Artisan Barn, located in the 1765 two-story
worked with MoMA dairy barn that was once part of the old Allen A Resort. The almost
since the larger in- 300-year-old venue creates an authentic backdrop to display
stitution took it into antiques and artisan goods.
its fold in 2000. He
became a curator Kyle Copeland has come from a finance and higher education
in MoMA’s film and administration background for 12 years before taking on this new
media department, which later split project. He has an MBA and M.Ed. and used to teach adjunct
into two separate entities. In 2009, he courses while a financial aid administrator at SNHU and other
broadened the media half to be called colleges throughout the Northeast. After his father’s death a few
the department of media and perfor- years ago, he needed a change that has led to this new venture.
mance art. Prior to joining MoMA, Bie- The shop has been in business for almost 20 years and was for-
senbach was the founding director of merly known as the “1810 House.”
the Kunst-Werke Institute of Contem-
porary Art in Berlin. Copeland has put his special touches on things, updating the
look and bringing several new dealers into the fold. The barn’s 30
dealers and artisans have worked hard to get ready for the sum-
mer season.

In addition to traditional antiques and Americana, visitors will
also find local furniture, art, hooked rugs, textiles, repurposed
decor and garden material. The shop’s walls are decorated with
Copeland’s assemblage art, which he creates from old automobile
license plates. Another talented local artisan creates sculpture
from old railroad spikes and other iron implements. Copeland said
he is currently looking for more local artisans to enhance the cre-
ative diversity of the shop.

One unique feature the group shop offers is a Wish List for its
regular customers. This service has worked out well many times in
the past and it is offered free of charge.

The Wolfeboro Antiques & Artisan Barn is at 458 Center Street
(Route 28). For information, 603-409-0736.

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 35

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Wang Yeting Plaques Combine For $180,285 At Sarasota Estate Auction
SARASOTA, FLA. — Four plaques sota Estate Auction. “These were
by Chinese porcelain artist Wang Republic Period tile and plaque art-
Yeting (1884–1942) took center ists active in the late Nineteenth to
stage at Sarasota Estate Auction’s the first half of the Twentieth Cen-
August 11–12 sale. Each measuring tury. These plaques were from the
15¼ by 10 inches, the enamel same collection that we sold from
famille plaques, from left in picture our previous sale. These were con-
above, sold for $55,930, $38,675, signed directly from the family, pur-
$47,600 and $38,080, totaling chased from Wang Yeting in the
$180,285. They all featured misty 1930s by the consignor’s grandfa-
mountain scenes and were signed ther, who was a missionary in China
in the top half. The four plaques sold from the 1920s to the 1940s.”
to the same international collector.
The same collection featured a
“Yeting was one of the Eight number of other highlights, includ-
Friends of Zhushan,” said Andrew ing Chinese currency and French
Ford, owner and auctioneer at Sara- paperweights.

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Sotheby’s Reports Financial Results For 2018’s Second Quarter
NEW YORK CITY — Sotheby’s has Excluding certain items, adjusted net ond quarter of the prior year. The sched- ingly, when compared to the prior year
reported its financial results for the income for the first half of 2018 was ule change shifted $130 million in net periods, the firm said its auction commis-
second quarter and six months ended $63.0 million, or adjusted diluted earn- auction sales and $20 million in operat- sion margin was reduced by a higher level
June 30, 2018. ings per share of $1.18. These results ing income to first quarter 2018 results. of auction commissions shared with con-
represent a decline of five percent from signors in these situations.
For the three months ended June 30, $66.1 million and three percent from Consolidated sales increased 15 per-
2018, Sotheby’s reported net income of adjusted diluted earnings per share of cent to $2.4 billion in the second quarter The comparison of auction commission
$57.3 million, or $1.08 per diluted $1.22 in the prior year period. of 2018 and 22 percent to $3.5 billion in margin to the prior year periods was
share. These results represent a decline the first half of 2018. also negatively impacted by buyer’s pre-
of 26 percent from $76.9 million and 24 “Sotheby’s is on track to deliver anoth- mium used to offset auction guarantee
percent from $1.43 per diluted share in er year of excellent growth in auction Private sales grew 57 percent in the shortfalls and fees incurred in respect of
the prior year period partly due to the sales and even more impressive growth second quarter of 2018 to $296 million auction guarantee risk sharing arrange-
movement of certain spring Hong Kong in private sales,” said Tad Smith, Sothe- and 63 percent in the first half of 2018 to ments. In particular, the current year
sales into the first quarter of 2018 that by’s president and chief executive officer, $543 million. periods were negatively impacted by the
have historically been held in the sec- adding, “and we are confident that our sale of two guaranteed paintings, which
ond quarter. strategic initiatives to differentiate our Results for the second quarter and first collectively reduced Sotheby’s auction
company are picking up steam.” half of 2018 were impacted by a decline in commission margin by 1.4 percent and
For the six months ended June 30, auction commission margin to 14.1 per- 1.1 percent during the three- and six-
2018, Sotheby’s reported net income of Second quarter results are significantly cent and 15 percent, respectively. In the month periods, respectively.
$50.8 million, or $0.95 per diluted share, impacted by the movement of certain second quarter of 2018, the art market
a 23 percent and 21 percent decline spring Hong Kong sales into the first was driven by competitive high-value con- For information, 212-606-7000 or www.
from the prior period, respectively. quarter of 2018 after occurring in the sec- signments from fiduciary sources such as sothebys.com.
estates, foundations and charities. Accord-

RSL Puts Elliotte & Elizabeth Harold INDEX - 68 PAGES - INDEX
Collection Of Still & Mechanical Banks
ANTIQUES SHOW REVIEWS
On Spring 2019 Lineup
(Middletown, R.I.) Summertime Chic At Newport Antiques Show..........................................................14
WHITEHOUSE STATION, will include approximately 600 (New London, N.H.) New London Garden Club Hosts Antiques On Town Green.....................................18
N.J. — Collectors of rare and still banks, 25 mechanical banks
important still and mechanical and hundreds of examples of AUCTION REVIEWS
banks will be pleased to know black memorabilia and folk art.
that RSL Auctions is planning One of the rare items on offer (New York City) “Poster Passion” Leads To Auction Records At Swann...................................................3
to offer the Elliotte and Eliza- will be a multicolor Ives Santa (Dallas) Star Wars & Star Trek Transport Heritage Auction To Over $1.6 Million........................................6
beth Harold collection in a sale with Wire Tree from the Andy (Chicago) Potter & Potter Auction A Best Seller At Over $210,000.........................................................12
tentatively scheduled for early and Susan Moore collection. (New Orleans) Summer Sizzles With $2.6 Million Sale At New Orleans Auction Galleries......................20
spring, according to the firm’s (Indianapolis) Original Tattoo Flash Art Sheets Total $41,375 At Ripley Auctions...................................23
co-principal Leon Weiss. Additional details about the (Dover, N.H.) Americana & More Americana At Devin Moisan’s Auction................................................30
sale will be available by mid- (Marlborough, Mass.) Overmantel With Leaping Stags Brings $67,650 At Skinner Inc..........................33
“They collected for about 25 October. For additional infor- (Bloomfield, N.J.) Cinnabar Bento Box Climbs To $23,750 At Nye & Co.................................................38
years,” Weiss told Antiques and mation, 908-823-4049 or www. (Reno, Nev.) Coeur D’Alene Art Auction Totals More Than $13.4 Million................................................40
The Arts Weekly, and the sale rslauctionco.com.
EXHIBITIONS
Jennie F. Boccelli, 95
Mother Of Watertown, Mass., Auctioneer (Doylestown, Penn.) Lenfest Family’s Legacy To Michener Museum........................................................4
(Greenwich, Conn.) Navajo Weaving Traditions At Bruce Museum...........................................................7
PEABODY, MASS. — Jennie F. was the mother of Sharon Boc- (Glens Falls, N.Y.) Jane Peterson: At Home & Abroad...............................................................................9
Boccelli, 95, of Peabody, formerly celli and her wife Ingrid of Put- (Sturbridge, Mass.) New England Quilts At Old Sturbridge Village...........................................................9
of Lynn, Mass., died on July 31, ney, Vt.; Robin Caruso and her (Gloucester, Mass.) American Illustrator’s Artwork At Cape Ann Museum..............................................13
2018, at her home in Peabody, husband Jerry of Gardner, (New Haven, Conn.) Leonardo Da Vinci & His Teacher, Verrocchio At Yale University Art Gallery..........13
surrounded by her loving family. Mass.; and the late Richard and (Boston) The Art, Pleasure & Power Of Casanova’s Europe At MFA Boston...........................................24
Harry V. Boccelli Jr. (Washington, DC) Arbus Portfolio At Smithsonian American Art Museum.............................................25
Sigibelle, as she was lovingly (Bennington, Vt.) New Yorker Cartoons Come To Bennington.................................................................25
called by her daughters, could Memorial contributions may (Chicago) John Singer Sargent & Chicago’s Gilded Age.........................................................................33
be seen in the kitchen serving be made to North Shore Elder (Dover, Del.) “Audubon, Then And Now” At Biggs Museum Of American Art.........................................39
up her well-known meatball Services, c/o Barbara Quinn, 300 (Worcester, Mass.) WAM Features James Dye, Worcester Biennials Best Of Show................................39
sandwiches at her daughter Rosewood Drive Suite 200, Dan- (New York City) The Met Showcases Recently Acquired Egyptian Coffin................................................41
Sharon’s auctions in Watertown. vers MA 01923 or Hospice/Care
Loving the antiques business, Dimension, 75 Sylvan Street, AND ALSO...
she was especially interested in Unit B102, Danvers, MA 01923.
the jewelry and textiles that Across The Block....................................................................................................................................26
passed through the auctions. Estate Sales...........................................................................................................................................41
She will be missed dearly. Gallery Beat...........................................................................................................................................22
Historic Homes
Born in Boston on May 19,
1923, Jennie was the daughter Book Review: Gatekeeper: World Of Folly.............................................................................................32
of the late Filippo and Damiana Book Review: New York Splendor: City’s Most Memorable Rooms......................................................32
(Ferro) Faragi. Q&A
Helen Allen..............................................................................................................................................1
Jennie was raised and edu- Services................................................................................................................................................. 39
cated in Saugus. She had Top Picks..................................................................................................................................................8
worked as a stitcher for L.B. Transitions.............................................................................................................................................. 34
Evans Shoe Company in Wake- (Portsmouth, N.H.) Lecture At Discover Portsmouth “Sisters Of The Brush & Palette”............................5
field, Mass., and Wain Manu- (New York City) Magic Of Handwriting At The Morgan.............................................................................6
facturing in Lynn. Her greatest (Stockbridge, Mass.) Norman Rockwell Museum Lecture “Moving Pictures”..........................................7
enjoyment was cooking for her (Florence, Italy) Indiana University, Uffizi Gallery Unveil Website Of 3D Digitized Artifacts.....................11
family as well as her love of (Richmond, Va.) Talk On Edward Weston At University Of Richmond.....................................................12
crocheting. A visit with her (New Paltz, N.Y.) Dorsky Museum Gets Gift Of Howard Greenberg Collection Of Photographs..............13
always meant leaving with a (Litchfield, Conn.) Litchfield Historical Society’s Fall Fundraiser.............................................................25
hat, slippers, a shawl, a sweat- (New Bedford, Mass.) Whaling Museum Curator’s Book Shortlisted For Alice Award............................33
er or an afghan. (New York City) American Folk Art Museum Announces New Director Jason T. Busch..........................34
(New York City) Morgan Installs Wall Drawing By Artist Sol Lewitt........................................................34
Jennie was the wife of the late (Wolfboro, N.H.) New Owner For Wolfboro Antiques & Artisans Barn....................................................34
Harry V. “Muzzy” Boccelli. She (Washington, DC) Major Collection Acquired By National Gallery Of Art.................................................39
(Hudson, N.Y.) The Custom Of Olana’s Orientalist Costume At IAIA Tour Series.....................................41
Secretly Handmade For CIA: (Hudson, N.Y.) “The Enigma Of Ulysses Grant” Talk At Hudson Area Library.........................................41
Pottery From Poland
Section
By Monika Scislowska Boleslawiec cooperative.
WARSAW, POLAND (AP) — A The CIA gave the Boleslawiec
newly declassified secret of the
CIA’s is the handiwork of experts cooperative permission to talk
in Poland: custom-made plates, about the pottery it made. These
bowls and other pieces of table- ceramics are internationally
ware painted with the US intel- prized. The painted pottery tra-
ligence agency’s official seal. dition in the town goes back to
Helena Smolenska, the head of the Eighteenth Century and
the craftmaker cooperative of several companies and shops
Boleslawiec that produced the there make it.
ceramic set, said workers saw it
as a chance to do “something The stoneware was completed
exceptional.” “a few months ago”’ and
The hardest part was getting shipped, but Smolenska was
the original colors of the Amer- not at liberty to disclose how
ican eagle, compass rose, shield many sets the CIA ordered or
and gold scroll that make up where they were sent.
the seal to go with the pot-
tery’s blue and white floral Correction
design, Smolenska said. On
the back, each piece carries the In a review of Osona’s August
trademark of the 65-year-old 4 auction [Antiques and The Arts
Weekly, August 17, 2018], the
name of the auction house was
misspelled. We regret the error.

38 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — August 24, 2018

Cinnabar Bento Box Climbs To $23,750 At Nye & Co

Auction Action In Bloomfield, N.J.

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. — It did conducted July 25 and 26 by Queen Anne-style residence of niture artist credited with mahogany dual barometer-
not come with a sushi roll, gin- Nye & Company Auctioneers. the de Forests, a family so deep- being the father of the art furni- thermometer, crafted in the late
ger salad and miso soup, but a The sale was conducted online ly rooted in New York history it ture movement, brought Eighteenth Century and housed
darling cinnabar bento box, and in Nye’s gallery. dates back 300 years to the $17,500; and a whimsical and in a 44-inch-tall wood case, hit
offered together with a cloison- days of the early Huguenot set- colorful Empire painted bed- $5,000.
né teapot and dish, gaveled for Headlining the auction were tlers in Manhattan. The cinna- stead, crafted in New England,
$23,750 to take top lot honors items from the estate home in bar bento box grouping turned circa 1820–40, finished at “Wawapek” is a Gilded Age
at a two-day weekday auction Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., out to be the centerpiece lot of $12,500. mansion built in 1897 and occu-
known as “Wawapek” — the the estate. pied by the de Forest family up
Native American objects were until this year. Most items in
The top lot of the auction was this Asian bento box group- “The de Forest collection a hit with collectors. A Mexican the auction were from the attic
ing consisting of a cinnabar box, a cloisonné teapot and brought out A-list members of faience jar (Puebla, circa 1700), and cellar, including yachting
dish, which realized $23,750. the trade and huge numbers of in a bold blue conventional color trophies, Native American pots
This Chinese zitan painter’s table, 33 inches tall by 66 inch- people for the preview,” said with a bird decoration in the and baskets, American glass
es long, was a star lot of the Asian category, selling for John Nye of Nye & Company Spanish manner, 10½ inches and European and Mexican pot-
$8,125. Auctioneers. “The galleries tall, coasted to $20,000; while a tery (some of it exhibited at the
were set up like museum show- Southwest Indian small-neck Metropolitan Museum of Art,
rooms. There was spirited inter- coil basket, made circa 1900 where Robert de Forest had
national bidding, record num- with a faded geometric design served as president).
bers of online bidders and solid and a tight weave, plus an old
in-room attendance.” By the attribution note inside, realized Also from the de Forest estate
time it was over, the sale had $15,000. were numerous period furni-
grossed more than $500,000. ture pieces (much of it New
A Chinese zitan painter’s York in origin), steamer trunks
A Mid-Century Modern black table, 33 inches tall by 66 inch- (to include examples by Louis
leather crescent rocker es long, was a star lot of the Vuitton, Goyard and others)
designed by Wendell Castle Asian category, selling for and even a rare and simple pine
(1932–2018), an American fur- $8,125. Also, two Chinese box that Tiffany & Company
Mexican faience jar (Puebla, carved stone figural sculptures used as a shipping crate that
circa 1700), in bold blue depicting women and foo dogs, bore their label. An aside: the
with a bird decoration in circa Eighteenth or Nineteenth de Forests were close friends
the Spanish manner, 10½ Century, each 29½ inches tall, with Louis C. Tiffany and called
inches tall, made $20,000. sold as one lot for $5,000. him “Uncle Louis.”

An American Queen Anne “Much of the de Forests’ col-
turned gumwood rush seat day- lection was stashed away in
bed, made in the first half of the ‘Wawapek’ and showed condi-
Eighteenth Century, breezed to tion that was commensurate
$10,000. Also, a Nineteenth with being forgotten in the
Century Henry Gautschi & Son attic,” Nye said, “but regardless,
music box on a stand, including these items were a trove rich in
nine bells with butterfly strikes family lore and New York’s past.
and nine musical cylinders, fin- Robert de Forest, who built the
ished at $8,125. home, was a major philanthro-
pist and civic leader in New
A pen and ink wash figural York City. Bidders were literally
rendering of heavenly humans, buying history.”
putti and a winged horse,
signed by Giulio Romano (Ital- Prices are given with buyer’s
ian, 1499–1546), measuring 8¾ premium, as reported by the
by 7 inches and matted in a auction house. For information,
frame, knocked down for $9,375. www.nyeandcompany.com or
Also, a stately George III 973-984-6900.

Southwest Indian small-neck coil basket, Black leather crescent rocker designed by
made circa 1900 with a faded geometric Wendell Castle (1932–2018) finished at
design and a tight weave, plus an old attri- $17,500.
bution note inside, was bid to $15,000.

Whimsical and colorful Empire painted bedstead, crafted
in New England, circa 1820–40, left the gallery at $12,500.

Fetching $10,00 was a Queen Anne turned gumwood rush Pen and ink wash figural rendering of heav- Nineteenth Century Henry Gautschi & Son
seat daybed, made in America (possibly Long Island), first enly humans, putti and a winged horse, music box on a stand, including nine bells
half of the Eighteenth Century. signed by Giulio Romano (Italian, 1499– with butterfly strikes and with nine musi-
1546), matted in a frame, sold for $9,375. cal cylinders, changed hands for $8,125.

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 39

Audubon, Then And Now At
Biggs Museum Of American Art

DOVER, DEL. — When John “Beyond Audubon, Osprey” by Ann Chahbandour, 22 by 30
James Audubon turned 41 in inches, gouache on paper.
1826, his wife encouraged him
to travel to England to find America and the ambitious ing artists influenced by this ville Manning Gallery, Green- The Biggs Museum of Ameri-
innovative ways to reproduce Viviparous Quadrupeds of Nineteenth Century naturalist ville, Del., and Winterthur can Art is at 406 Federal Street.
more than 300 watercolor bird North America. Rarely seen artist. A few of the contempo- Museum and Library, Winter- For information, 302-674-2111
studies into one of the most hand painted etchings from the rary artists featured in “Audu- thur, Del. or www.biggsmuseum.org.
important projects in art histo- collections of Winterthur Muse- bon, Then and Now” include
ry. The iconic images of this um and Library and litho- Charles Allmond, Ann Chah-
painter, printmaker, publisher graphs from the Huntsville bandour, Kate Clark, Kevin
and naturalist remain relevant Museum of Art will illuminate Fleming, Kate MacDowell,
for the artists and art lovers of Audubon’s ideas about scientif- Kevin Sloan and Jamie Wyeth.
today. ic examination, depicting birds
and animals within the emerg- Some of the partnering
The Biggs Museum of Ameri- ing United States and their antiques dealers, art galleries
can Art will display, in “Audu- relationship to the vast wilder- and museums for “Audubon,
bon, Then and Now” through nesses of early America. Then and Now” include the Del-
November 25, more than 50 aware Museum of Natural His-
original Audubon prints made Modern opinions of Audubon’s tory, Jason Jacques Gallery,
for his two best-known publica- legacy will also be explored New York City, Robert Koch
tions, the monumental Birds of with displays of artworks by liv- Gallery, San Francisco, Somer-

Major Collection Acquired By National Gallery Of Art

WASHINGTON, DC — The Jean-Claude-Richard, Abbé
National Gallery of Art has de Saint-Non, “Naiads and
purchased, courtesy of Pepita Tritons,” after François
Milmore Memorial Fund, a Boucher, 1766, etching and
collection of nearly 50 histori- aquatint printed in brown,
cally significant aquatints National Gallery of Art,
made by European artists Washington, Pepita Milmore
from the 1760s to the 1780s. Memorial Fund.
The group includes 23 rare drawing by Johann Gottlieb
prints by French artist Fran- Prestel (or Theophilus), one of
çois-Philippe Charpentier and the most accomplished early
three by the Swedish artist German masters of this tonal
Per Gustav Floding, the intaglio technique.
inventors of the aquatint
technique. The National Gallery of Art is on
the National Mall between 3rd
In Paris on July 19, 1762, the and 9th Streets at Constitution
two men announced six works Avenue NW. For information, 202-
created in this “new manner of 737-4215 or www.nga.gov.
printmaking” after designs by
François Boucher and others. historical compositions by collection are complemented
Amateur artists also were Charles-Paul-Jean-Baptiste by examples of aquatints from
experimenting with the aqua- de Bourgevin de Vialart, who other schools, including Peter
tint technique in France, as was the Comte de Saint- Perez Burdett’s “Two Brigands
shown by six especially fluent Morys, and Pierre Lélu. Frightening Three Fisherfolk”
plates by Jean-Baptiste (1771) — the first aquatint
Claude Richard, Abbé de Also noteworthy are seven published in England — and
Saint-Non, some created after aquatints by Jean-Jacques “The Ascension of the Virgin”
ink and wash drawings by Lagrenée II of elegant mytho- (1776), a monumental inter-
Jean Honoré Fragonard and logical and ornamental sub- pretation of a Guido Reni
Hubert Robert as well as by jects. The French works in this

WAM Features James Dye, Worcester
Biennial’s Best In Show

WORCESTER, MASS. — A new exhibition at “Temple of the Burdened Host” by James
the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) highlights Dye, 2017, India ink on Bristol board, cour-
Worcester artist James Dye, winner of the tesy of the artist, copyright 2018 James Dye
Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best in Show at the grounds, his works invite viewers to create
2017 ArtsWorcester Biennial. “Exploring the their own stories using these intricate and
Myths of James Dye” features 21 dip pen, timeless images,” said Matthias Waschek, C.
India ink drawings by the artist, whose metic- Jean and Miles McDonough director of the
ulously rendered works blend themes from Worcester Art Museum
ancient myths with iconography that refers to The Worcester Art Museum is at 55 Salisbury
alchemy, cosmology and the Apocalypse. Orga- Street. For information, 508-799-4406 or www.
nized in collaboration with ArtsWorcester, the worcesterart.org.
exhibition remains on view through Septem-
ber 2.

Dye trained as a printmaker but turned to
ink drawings after earning a BFA in 2005
from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley Uni-
versity. An avid reader all his life, Dye draws
heavily on his knowledge of oral and written
mythologies—from Fenrir, the Norse wolf, to
the Greek demigod Hercules, to the land-beast
Behemoth in the Old Testament. While Dye’s
references to literary myth and fable are
broad, his iconography shows a distinct ten-
dency toward dystopic visions and fantastic
beasts.

Over 25 prints from the Museum’s collection
will be exhibited alongside Dye’s drawings,
chosen in concert with the artist. These prints
often refer to myths or fables and favor print-
makers with a strong narrative, such as Wil-
liam Blake and Francisco Goya.

“Exploring the Myths” is co-curated by Nancy
Kathryn Burns, the museum’s associate cura-
tor of prints, drawings and photographs, and
Rachael Kane, Moggio fellow for diversity in
fine arts. The exhibition furthers the Muse-
um’s commitment to presenting local artists
while connecting to one of the main contempo-
rary art organizations in the region,
ArtsWorcester.

“James Dye’s drawings speak to universal
themes, such as birth, death and creation.
Accessible to visitors of all ages and back-

40 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — August 24, 2018

Coeur D’Alene Art Auction Totals More Than $13.4 Million

Auction Action In Reno, Nev.

RENO, NEV. — The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction Multiple world records were set at this year’s
brought a strong total of more than $13.4 million sale, including those by Peter Hurd, Logan Max-
during this year’s sale on July 28. Multiple lots sold well Hagege, Frank B. Hoffman, Frank Stick and
for more than $500,000, including the second-high- Grace Ravlin. Hurd’s “The Horse Wrangler,” 1947,
est record at auction for Alfred Jacob Miller when garnered more than $100,000, which is the first
“The Thirsty Trapper” finished at $1.7 million. time the American-born artist’s work surpassed
the six-figure mark at auction.
Overall, 21 items eclipsed the $100,000 price
point. The single-largest event in the classic West- Additional auction highlights include Edgar
ern and American Art field set multiple world Payne’s “Solitude’s Enchantment,” $476,000;
records and saw more than 92 percent of all works “West Virginia Woodchopper” by W.R. Leigh,
selling at the 322-lot auction. $297,500; “Night Birds” by Eanger Irving Couse,
$238,000; “Grand Canyon,” 1970, by Clark Hul-
The top price of the sale was achieved for Alfred ings, $202,300; and Lavern Nelson Black’s “Along
Jacob Miller’s 1850 painting “The Thirsty Trapper,” the Old Trail,” $238,000.
fetching $1,715,000. The final price is $47,500
short of Miller’s auction record. A standing-room-only crowd of approximately 650
enthusiastic Western art buyers filled the Grand
Works by Coeur d’Alene Art Auction mainstay and Ballroom at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. The
popular contemporary Howard Terpning sold for a Coeur d’Alene Art Auction has specialized in the
collective $1.9 million. Terpning’s 1981 painting finest classical Western and American Art since
“Dust of Many Pony Soldiers” realized more than 1985. The auction principals have more than 100
$800,000. The nonagenarian’s 1990 painting years of collective experience in the field, and have
“Chased by the Devil” sold for $651,000, which netted their clients more than $325 million in the
eclipsed the high estimate of $600,000. last 15 years.

A rare oil by Henry Farny, “Pastures New,” sold Prices are given with buyer’s premium, as report-
for $535,500 in what was a spirited bidding war. ed by the auction house. For information, www.
This marks the highest price for a Farny in the cdaartauction.com or 208-772-9009.
past decade.

The top price of the sale was achieved for Alfred Jacob Mill-
er’s 1850 painting “The Thirsty Trapper,” fetching $1,715,000.

Howard Terpning’s 1981 painting “Dust of Many Pony Sol- Henry Farny’s “Pastures New” brought
diers” realized more than $800,000. $535,500, the highest price for a Farny in
the past decade.

“Night Birds” by Eanger Irving Couse was
$238,000.

Lavern Nelson Black’s “Along the Old Trail” took $238,000. The 1990 painting “Chased by the Devil” by
Howard Terpning sold for $651,000.

Eanger Irving Couse’s (1866–1936) “Quail Hunters” was bid Peter Hurd’s “The Horse Wrangler” gar- Edgar Payne’s “Solitude’s Enchantment”
to $202,300. nered more than $100,000, which is the first finished at $476,000.
time the American-born artist’s work sur-
passed the six-figure mark at auction.

August 24, 2018 — Antiques and The Arts Weekly — 41

The Custom Of Olana’s Orientalist Costume

HUDSON, N.Y. — The Olana from his journey to the Middle East IAIA is a New York City-based,
Partnership announced today that (1867–68) interpreted and shown independent, nonprofit hub that
the organization has partnered alongside drawings, sketches and promotes and advances the artistic
with The Institute of Arab and paintings inspired by his travels. and cultural dialogue between New
Islamic Art (IAIA) for the 2018 Art- The artists selected to lead these York and the Arab and Islamic
ists on Art tour series. The IAIA tours will react to, and engage worlds. IAIA serves as a much-
will augment Olana’s exhibition with, this never-before-seen part of needed platform for creative, inno-
“Costume & Custom: Middle East- Church’s collection while drawing vative and forward-thinking art-
ern Threads at Olana” by engaging from their own experiences. ists, curators, critics, scholars and
young contemporary artists of Arab intellectuals.
and Islamic descent to lead tours of “Frederic Church was fascinated
the Main House and exhibition at by the Middle East, as his art, his The Main House at Olana was
Olana. These artists will draw on costume collection and his own built and designed by Frederic
their own perspectives to interpret design of Olana clearly demon- Church in collaboration with Cal-
Frederic Church’s Middle Eastern strate,” says Mohammed Rashid vert Vaux after Church and his
collections and “Persian-style” Al-Thani, IAIA’s director and chief family spent over a year travelling
home and its relationship to issues curator. “Who better to explore and in the Middle East in the late
of cultural identity and identity as interpret that fascination than art- 1860s on a pilgrimage to explore
it relates to clothing and the body. ists of Arab and Islamic descent? both the Holy Land and ancient
And where better to explore it than history.
Olana’s 2018 exhibition, on view at Olana, surrounded by the art
through November 25, will display and the settings that are so richly Olana is at 5720 NY-9G. For addi-
clothing brought back by Church influenced by that fascination?” tional information, 518-828-0135 or
www.olana.org.

Mid-Nineteenth Century clothing from the Olana collection on mannequins in the Dining Room at Olana.
Photograph ©Peter Aaron/OTTO

‘The Enigma Of Ulysses Grant’ Talk At Hudson Area Library August 23

HUDSON, N.Y. — As a Presi- only a physical rebuilding, but a event is free. Grant is that he was a drunk she concluded. “But it has taken
dent, it is understood that the psychological one as well. “Grant was determined to and a failure as president.” more than 150 years for his
person elected will do the best greatness to be appreciated.”
job possible. For Ulysses Grant, On Thursday, August 23, at 6 incorporate the four million Recently, this opinion has
“best” was an uphill battle. pm, Elizabeth Diggs, author of freed slaves as full citizens of been reversed through some The Hudson Area Library, 51
Elected after serving in the Grant & Twain, a new play that the country,” Diggs explained. brilliant new biographies and North 5th Street. For more
bloodiest war ever, the soldier is scheduled to debut at PS21 in “The Reconstruction strategy the opening of the Grant Presi- detailed information on the
had to follow in the footsteps of Chatham (www.ps21chatham. was ambitious, far-reaching and dential Library in Starkville, library, visit www.hudsonareali-
Abraham Lincoln. He also had org) in late September, will be uncompromising. And for two Miss. Diggs’s play aims to fur- brary.org. To learn more about
to bring together the warring speaking on “The Enigma of decades, he succeeded in over- ther the correction of such over- the play, visit www.granttwain.
factions. The term “reconstruc- Ulysses Grant” at the Hudson coming the efforts of the white arching misconceptions, as does com
tion” perfectly described not Area Library. It is part of its supremacy groups. But what her talk. “Grant’s achievements
History Speakers Series. The most Americans know about can hardly be overestimated,”

Met Showcases Recently Acquired Egyptian Coffin
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ornamented ancient Egyptian Fund, 2017 (2017.255b). Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
coffin from the First Century
BCE is the centerpiece of the
exhibition, “Nedjemankh and
His Gilded Coffin,” on view
through April 21 at the Metro- deity Heryshef, whom Nedje-
politan Museum of Art. The mankh served.
recently acquired work, which The exhibition is organized by
was inscribed for a high-rank- Diana Craig Patch, the Lila
ing priest of the ram-headed god Acheson Wallace curator in
Heryshef of Herakleopolis, will charge of the department of
be displayed with 70 other Egyptian art; Janice Kamrin,
works, also from the museum’s associate curator; and Niv
collection. Allon, assistant curator.
The exhibition will be The Metropolitan Museum of
arranged thematically to illu- Art is at 1000 Fifth Avenue. For
minate the role of Nedjemankh information, 212-535-7710 or
as a priest in ancient Egypt, his and guide Nedjemankh on his www.metmuseum.org.
burial and the decoration on the journey from death to eternal
coffin. Distinctive installations life as a transfigured spirit.
in the exhibition include an imi- According to ancient texts, the
tation leopard skin once worn use of gold in the coffin assisted
by a priest and a display of the deceased in being reborn in
funerary objects depicted in a the next life.
scene on the coffin. On the interior of the lid are
Made of cartonnage (layers of thin sheets of silver foil. To the
textile stiffened with glue and ancient Egyptians, the gold and
covered with plaster), the coffin silver could symbolize the flesh
has an elaborately decorated and bones of the gods or the
surface that is sheathed in gold. sun and the moon; on a more
Scenes and texts in thick gesso specific level, they were associ-
relief were intended to protect ated with the eyes of the cosmic

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announces that its Winter Art Fine Art, Anthea AG Antiques,
and Antiques Fair will take place Morgan Strickland, Mary Cooke, 
at Olympia, October 29–Novem- Richard Price, Peter Bunting,
ber 4, despite an announcement S&S Timms and Atelier and
in November 2017 that it might Philip Carroll, amongst others. A
not. The event will be kicked off small number of stands remain
with a preview evening on Mon- available, though, and potential
day, October 29. exhibitors are encouraged to con-
tact Clarion Events.
After the announcement sug-
gesting the show might not con- Mary Claire Boyd, fair director,
tinue, several influential dealers said, “We’re delighted and very
strongly requested that it should, excited that there has been this
which has encouraged Clarion to positive response from the deal-
put together a proposal for the ers to the proposal for the well-
future. The show will take on respected Winter Art & Antiques
slightly a different format in Fair Olympia, and we very much
October/November and take look forward to delivering a
place on the Gallery Level of the strong event both for our loyal
National Hall; it will run at a clients and new exhibitors who’d
more affordable cost to exhibi- like to join us.”
tors than in previous years.
For more information on avail-
More than 50 dealers have able stands, Ed MacCurrach, +44
signed up to the show to date, (0)207 384 8147 or email ed.mac-
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