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July - December 2013

Henry Lawrence Faulkner (1924-1981) oil on masonite, Staircase to Taormina $5,000 - $8,000 To be offered July 13, 2013


Upcoming Auctions July 13-14 Fine and Decorative Art: Live Salesroom Auction July 26 Cowans | Clark | DelVecchio Potter’s Market: Live Online-Only Auction August 8-19 American Indian Art: Timed Online Auction August 10 Estate of Kenneth R. Lloyd, Lexington, Kentucky: Live Salesroom Auction August 21 World at War and Modern Firearms: Live Salesroom Auction September 12-23 American History: Timed Online-Only Auction September 13 Asian Art: Live Salesroom Auction September 20 American Indian Art: Live Salesroom Auction


October 12 Fine and Decorative Art: Live Salesroom Auction (Consignment Deadline: July 19)

October 22-23 Historic Firearms and Early Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction (Consignment Deadline: July 27)

November 7 Cowans+Clark+DelVecchio Modern Ceramics: Live Salesroom Auction (Consignment Deadline: August 9)

20th Century Art+Design: Live Salesroom Auction (Consignment Deadline: September 6)

November 15 American History: Live Salesroom Auction (Consignment Deadline: August 30)

November 21 - December 2 Firearms Collectibles and Ephemera: Timed Online-Only Auction (Consignment Deadline: September 6)

December 8 Fine Jewelry and Timepieces: Live Salesroom Auction (Consignment Deadline: September 9)

December 13 American Indian Jewelry: Live Online-Only Auction (Consignment Deadline: October 18)

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Ivan Choultse (Russian, 1874-1937) oil on canvas, Coucher de soleil sur la mer (Italie) $30,000 - $40,000

Fine and Decorative Art Live Salesroom Auction July 13-14, 2013 Cowan’s Summer Fine and Decorative Art Live Salesroom Auction will feature a fine selection of American and Continental furniture, sterling silver, glass, porcelain, paintings and works on paper. Collections include the Jan Sorgenfrei Collection of Civil War Folk Art Carved Pipes and a single owner collection of A.E. Crowell miniature birds. Additionally, Cowan’s will be hosting their first ever solo artist exhibition on July 12th, 13th and 14th in conjunction with the auction. The exhibition will include over 20 works by the well-known Kentucky artist, Henry Faulkner. The works by Faulkner will range from his time in Key West to rural Kentucky scenes and still-lifes. An exhibition catalogue will accompany the works.


The Jan Sorgenfrei Collection of Civil War Folk Art Carved Pipes M. Donley, Co D 12th Regiment $1,000 - $1,500

Andrew Clemens (1857-1894) Sand Bottle $8,000 - $10,000

Charles Tinges (1765-1816) Inlaid Baltimore Federal Tall Case Clock, American, ca 1800-1816 $20,000 - $40,000


Republic Period Blue and White Table Screen $6,000 - $8,000

Chinese Yuan Bronze Vessel $5,000 - $7,000


Outstanding Chinese Ivory Fantasy Mountain Carving $5,000 - $7,000

Asian Art Live Salesroom Auction September 13, 2013 Cowan’s Asian Art Live Salesroom Auction will feature an exceptional selection of both decorative and fine Asian art, such as rosewood and huanghauli furniture, jade and ivory carvings, finely crafted porcelains, hollow-cast bronzes, painted scrolls, and Chinese export objects. Notable items in this sale are a Large Chinese Jadeite Covered Vessel, estimated $20,000 - $30,000 and a 18th/19th Century Large Tibetan Bronze Seated Buddha, estimated $20,000 - $30,000.


Selections from the Marvin L. Lince Collection of Early American Indian Weaponry and Accoutrements


American Indian Art

Apache Girl’s Sunrise Ceremony Beaded Hide Tunic $10,000 - 15,000

Live Salesroom Auction September 20, 2013 Two major collections will be featured in the September 20th American Indian Art Live Salesroom Auction. The collection of the Creek Council House Museum Association will be one highlight of this auction. This collection was formerly housed in the historic 1878 Creek Council House located in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Within the collection is a George Washington Peace Medal, a 19th century Seminole Big Man’s Shirt, an early 19th century Creek Garter, presidential signed documents, 19th century photography, and art from current Muscogee artists. Additionally, the second portion of the Marvin Lince Collection of Early American Indian Weaponry and Accoutrements will offer a Blackfoot Dag Knife with Pony Beaded Knife Sheath, a Cheyenne Cradle Board, and a Brass and Silver Inlaid Pipe Tomahawk. A section of Western art features two oil paintings by Joseph Sharp. Finally, a selection of Roland Reed photographs will be offered with a special book signing by Ernie Lawrence, author of Alone with the Past: The Life and Photographic Art of Roland W. Reed.


Fine and Decorative Art Live Salesroom Auction October 12, 2013 Consignment Deadline: July 19, 2013 Cowan’s Fall Fine and Decorative Art Live Salesroom Auction will feature a fine selection of American and Continental furniture, sterling silver, art glass, porcelain, paintings, prints and works on paper. Cowan’s is among the top seller of Kentucky artists such as Paul Sawyier and Henry Faulkner. This auction will feature Kentucky works as well as a selection of regional paintings.

Baltimore Federal Coin Silver Sugar and Creamer Price realized: $4,112

Paul Sawyier (Kentucky, 1865-1917) oil on canvas, The Kentucky Arsenal Price realized: $84,000


Kentucky Inlaid Federal Chest of Drawers Price realized: $5,700

Dr. George May, Portrait by Charles Bird King (1785-1862) Price realized: $5,100

Louis XV-Style Mahogany Commode Price realized: $10,800


Raised Carved Kentucky Rifle By J. Metzger $50,000 - $75,000

Marlin Ballard Heavy Barreled #10 Schuetzen Rifle with Shooter’s Kit and Cleaning Rod $8,000 - $12,000


Historic Firearms and Early Militaria Live Salesroom Auction October 22-23, 2013 Consignment Deadline: July 27, 2013 Cowan’s is pleased to offer the second portion of the Class III Collection of Richard Wray, which includes over 60 Class III weapons, as well as the Collection of Dr. David M. Nash of Texarkana, Texas. The auction will also include an assortment of firearms collectibles, Kentucky rifles, shotguns, powder horns, pistols, revolvers, muskets, helmets, uniforms and other firearms accoutrements. Featured items in this auction include a Colt Thompson 1921AC Sub-Machine Gun, a MG34 Tanker, a Vickers Mark I, a Flintlock Kentucky Rifled Signed by M. Martin Sheetz and an Engraved Powder Horn Thomas Barber 1780.

Engraved Powder Horn Thomas Barber 1780 $10,000 - $15,000


Wayne Thiebaud (American, b. 1920) lithograph, Six Candied Apples Price realized: $7,200

Dunbar Rocking Chaise by Edward Wormley Price realized: $6,600

Ralph Bacerra (American, 1938-2008) Untitled Charger, ca 1986, Whiteware Price realized: $11,750


Michael Lucero (American, born 1953) Young Lady with Ohr Hair (Pre-Columbus) 1991, Earthenware Price realized: $23,370

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Modern and Contemporary Ceramics 20th Century Art+Design Live Salesroom Auctions November 7, 2013 Consignment Deadlines Modern Ceramics: August 9, 2013 20th Century Art + Design: September 6, 2013 Cowans | Clark | DelVecchio’s Fall Modern and Contemporary Ceramics Live Salesroom Auction will include a selection of works by Lucie Rie, Robert Arneson, Peter Voulkos and others. Included in the auction will be a set of Jackson Pollock bookends, estimated $10,000 - $15,000. Immediately following the Ceramics auction will be Cowan’s 20th Century Art + Design sale. This auction will highlight a fine selection of mid-century and contemporary art, glass, pottery and furniture.


American History

Rare Gen. R.E. Lee and Staff Photograph by Brady Price realized $19,975

Live Salesroom Auction November 15, 2013 Consignment Deadline: August 30, 2013 Cowan’s Fall American History Live Salesroom Auction will offer over 400 lots from the grand panoply of history, including 19th century photography, political campaign ephemera, historical textiles, items associated with slavery and abolition, social history, books, manuscripts, autographs, flags and historical relics. Most notable are Mary Ann Moorman Polaroid Photographs Capturing John F. Kennedy’s Assassination, estimated $50,000 - 75,000.


Rare Southern Illustrated Stagecoach Broadside, 1844 Price realized $10,575

Clay and Frelinghuysen, The Same Old Coon 1844 Presidential Campaign Flag, previously unknown; Price realized: $49,350

Remarkable Stereodaguerreotype of Samuel Gilman Brown, President of Hamilton College, by Southworth & Hawes; Price realized: $17,625


Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Live Salesroom Auction December 8, 2013 Consignment Deadline: September 9, 2013 Cowan’s Fine Jewelry and Timepieces will conclude Cowan’s live salesroom auctions for the 2013 calendar year. The auction will feature 500 lots of modern and vintage fine jewelry and timepieces by renowned designers and makers such as Tiffany & Co., Patek Philippe, Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin and others.


28 Carat Platinum and Diamond Necklace Made for Marge Schott of The Cincinnati Reds Price realized: $192,000

Ladies 18 Karat White Gold Oval Fancy Vivid Yellow Pendant Price realized: $12,000


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Jefferson Reverse Painted Table Lamp $800 - $1,200 To be offered July 13, 2013

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