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Case Antiques, Inc. June 30, 2012 6/30/2012 LOT # loss. Retains 90% of original paint. 800.00 1,000.00 174

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Statue of Liberty Committee Model, circa 1885 Statue of Liberty Committee Model (after FrĂŠdĂŠric Auguste Bartholdi, French, 1834-1904), bronzed lady liberty figure on a white metal base (made in two pieces). Marked on underside of liberty figure: "American Committee Model" and on base "Patented Nov. 5 '78 / Feb.Y. 18.79). Lady Liberty's tablet reads in relief "4th July 1776". Overall height 12" (statue 6", base 6"). Note: Statue of Liberty Committee Models were sold beginning in about 1885 through the American Committee of the Statue of Liberty as an effort to raise funds to pay for the statue's pedestal. Casts were made in 6", 12" and 36" sizes with the 12" and 36" sizes being more expensive and less frequently purchased. A number of these models were reportedly scrapped to make munitions during World Wars I and II and the number of surviving examples is unknown. Provenance: descended in the family of Eugene Castner Lewis (1845-1917), president of L & N Railroad and director general of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Condition: Missing torch, light wear and patination, especially to pedestal, some spikes of crown slightly bent. 500.00 - 800.00

LOT # 176

Original Erte Bronze, Duetto Romain Erte, (Russian, 1892-1990) Bronze sculpture of two women in Art Deco style clothing, "Duetto", signature inscribed on base. Stamped 445/500,1989 Sevenarts Ltd. London. 19"H x 18" W x 7"D. Provenance: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection; purchased from Dyansen Gallery. Condition: Overall excellent condition with a couple of minor, tiny abrasions or spots of oxidation to hand and chest on left figure. 3,000.00 - 4,000.00

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Roberto Burle Marx Abstract Painting Roberto Burle Marx (Brazil, 1909-1994) untitled abstract painting in shades of blue, red and green. Acrylic and gouache on paper. Signed and dated lower right, "Robert Burle Marx 1984." Molded giltwood frame with mauve silk mat and gilt liner. 12-1/2" x 19-1/2" sight, 20" x 27" framed. Provenance: a Nashville, Tennessee estate. Biography: Roberto Burle Marx was born in San Paolo but studied painting in Berlin, where he also became interested in landscape architecture. He is now considered one of the most celebrated landscape artists of the 20th century. But he continued to express himself artistically through paintings, sculpture, jewelry design, tapestry and singing, and once said that he thought of himself first and foremost as a painter. Marx donated his large estate, including his renowned plant collection, to the Brazilian National Institute for Cultural Heritage in 1985 and died in Rio de Janeiro in 1994. An exhibit devoted to his work in all mediums was featured at the Imperial Museum in Rio de Janiero in 2009 (see The New York Times, Jan. 20, 2009, article by Larry Rother). Condition: Excellent condition. 1,800.00 - 2,200.00

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Angel Botello Oil on Board, Dancing Women Angel Botello (Puerto Rico, 1913-1986) oil on board painting, depicting Haitian women dancing with a man playing a drum. Signed upper right "Botello" in red. Housed in the original carved and gilt wood frame. Sight - 9" H x 8" w. Framed - 17" H x 16" W. Circa 1956. Provenance: purchased directly from the artist by the consignor's mother and stepfather,

Original Erte Bronze, Femme De Luxe Romain Erte, (Russian, 1892-1990) Bronze sculpture, "Femme de Luxe", woman in Art Deco style emerald green robe with gilded edges, based on a gouache created by Erte in 1916 for Harper's Bazaar. Stamped 481/500, 1990 Sevenarts Ltd. London. 18-1/4"H. Provenance: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection; purchased from Dyansen Gallery. Condition: Excellent condition 3,000.00 3,500.00

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Case Antiques, Inc. - June 30 2012 Auction Catalog  

Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appaisals June 30, 2012 Auction starts at 9:30am Eastern and will be held in the historic Cherokee Mills buil...