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Tahitian Stone Poi Pounder Sold for $10,600

Bronze Shiva Sculpture, India Sold for $16,250

Silk Dragon Robe, China, mid 19th c. Sold for $23,700

Ming Dynasty Buddha Sold for $17,000

Kota Reliquary Figure Sold for $8,750

Downsizing? Making changes? Dealing with an estate or inheritance? Are you sitting on valuable items you no longer use or need? Material Culture’s specialist and estate auctions reach the most affluent, knowledgeable, competitive buyers in the world.

Italian School (19th c.) The Colosseum, Sold for $11,250 Antique Russian Icon Sold for $6,800

Qiu Deshu (Chinese, 20th c.) Painting Antique Chinese Gilt Bronze Buddha Sold for $12,500 Sold for $20,000

Minton Pate-Sur-Pate Porcelain Plates Sold for $27,500

Swiss Armorial Stained Glass Windows Sold for $23,375

Antique Vargueno Spanish Cabinet Sold for $13,750

Wesner LaForest (Haitian, 1927-1965) Sold for $8,750 Ottoman Embroidery Sold for $12,000

Carved Marble Relief, India, 12th c. Sold for $6,500

Jack Smith (American, 1932-1989) The Beautiful Book, Sold for $6,250 Antique Louis Vuitton Hat Box Sold for $3,750

19th c Samuel Robb Cigar Store Statue Sold for $35,000

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Civil War Robbins and Lawrence “Mississippi” Rifle Sold for $3,625


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SEEKING QUALITY CONSIGNMENTS FROM INDIVIDUALS, ESTATES, PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, BUSINESSES, TRUSTS, MUSEUMS, UNIVERSITIES Fine Art | Folk Art | | Asian Arts | Ancient & Ethnographic Arts Decorative Arts | Americana | Carpets & Textiles | Modern Design Books & Manuscripts | Jewelry & Timepieces | Silver & Objects de Vertu

With over three decades of experience in the fields of art, folk art, decorative arts, antiques and collectibles from around the world, Material Culture brings a discerning eye and a careful hand to the marketing and selling of your property at public auction. Whether you are an individual, estate, or business seeking to consign a single object or an entire collection, our specialists and experienced staff will provide you with individualized attention and service through the entire auction process, from pre-assessment inspection to post-auction payment. Material Culture’s regularly scheduled theme, specialist, general estate and single owner/estate auctions cover a vast and eclectic array of diverse types, media, periods, styles and price ranges. All auctions are accessible to an international audience through multiple online platforms that connect in real time with the live in-house auction sales. Our auctions regularly attract thousands of live and online bidders from 60+ countries, and we place the highest priority on achieving the best results by reaching a global audience. Material Culture provides auction consignors a transparent, no-surprises, low flat % rate which takes into account our shared goal of reaching the strongest, most competitive markets for your property; there are no additional charges or fees for photography, marketing, internet listings and insurance. Located in the historic landmark Atwater Kent Radio Factory, Material Culture’s 50,000 square foot exhibition spaces are among the finest in the country, and our central, convenient location in Philadelphia (just 11 minutes from the Philadelphia Art Museum, Center City and 30th Street Station) offers free, unlimited parking 7 days a week, including easy access loading and unloading for every size vehicle and truck.

CONSIGNING MADE EASY Auction Estimates: First, we need to learn about the items you wish to sell and provide you with an auction estimate. This assessment is free-of-charge and confidential. We can review your objects in a number of ways: Photos: An easy first step is to email or mail photographs to us. Please include any information you can give us regarding the dimensions, condition or markings, media, and provenance, which are often important factors in determining the object’s value. This will help us make our assessment, though our estimate may change on first-hand examination. Visit Us: Examining an object in person allows us to give you the most informed auction estimate. If you would like to make an appointment to meet with a specialist, email or call us with a date and time of your preference. Call Us: Please let the receptionist know that you have an item you would like to sell at auction, and you will be forwarded to the appropriate specialist. On-Site Visit: If you are seeking to auction off an entire estate, an extensive collection, or a large item with limited mobility, a specialist can be made available to travel to your location to make an assessment. Transportation: If you are unable to transport or ship the items yourself, we will work with you to find a solution. CONSIGNMENT QUERIES: EMAIL: expert@materialculture.com PHONE: 215-438-4700 MAIL: Material Culture Auctions 4700 Wissahickon Avenue, Suite 101, Philadelphia PA. 19144


The Glaxo Smith Kline Collection: 456 lots offered, 456 sold “Material Culture understands the unique challenges and opportunities of auctioning large single owner collections and estates. Where others may seek to cherry pick a limited group of high value items, we strive to see the bigger picture and tap its potential for making the whole greater than the sum of its parts.” —George Jevremovic, President, Material Culture

William Nichols (American b. 1942), “Late Summer Afternoon” Sold for $5,300

Sheila Hicks The Double Prayer Rug Sold for $28,750

Navajo Germantown Blanket Sold for $6,875

A New and Correct Map of the World, circa 1700s Sold for $4,060

Helena Hernmarck (Sweden, b.1941) Handwoven Silk and Wool Tapestry Sold for $7,500 Natkin, Bath Apollo, 1980, Sold for $8,875

Harry Bertoia Sonambient Sculpture Sold for $53,125

Moe Brooker, Mixed Media, 1980 Sold for $5,000

Kataro Shirayamadani Rookwood Vase Sold for $6,250

Pierre Soulages, Abstract Lithograph Sold for $4,060


The Kristina Barbara Johnson Estate: 987 lots offered, 967 sold “I dealt with five auction houses when dismantling my mother’s enormous estate and wish I had just gone to Material Culture first…Their marketing is more creative, and technologically advanced than other auction houses…We sold a pair of foo dogs that had been sitting for as long as I can remember on my mother’s bathroom floor. Because of their location, they were passed over by other auction houses. Material Culture picked them out right away. In the end the dogs triggered one of the most spectacular bidding wars I have ever seen, finally going for over 140K!” —Jeniah “Kookie” Johnson

1950 Pontiac Chieftain Convertible Sold for $12,500 Pair of Chinese Jeweled Gilt Bronze Foo Dogs Sold for $143,750

Andy Warhol Drawing, circa 1954 Sold for $8,750

Antique American Wool Pictorial Hooked Rug Sold for $4,690

Antique Chinese Silk Embroidery Sold for $6,250

Raymond Coins (American, 1904-1994) Sold for $5,000

Pair Cast Iron Whippets, Possibly by J. W. Fiske, Sold for $5,000 18th C. Hudson Valley Pine Cupboard Sold for $11,250

Pair of Massive Natural Whale Jawbones Sold for $5,000

Sam Doyle (American, 1906-1985) Sold for $6,875

Clementine Hunter (American/Louisiana, 1886-1988) Sold for $4,375

George Washington’s 1797 Address Declining Sold for $2,625


The Jonathan Demme Collection of Self-Taught Art 1048 lots offered, 931 sold “I’m so grateful to Material Culture for conceiving of this auction as an exhibition, an event where anyone who shows up will get to see this ‘quirky’ collection in full display. Artists whose work I first encountered in the dusty attics of the Centre d’art or the Iron Market, both in Port-au-Prince, or in the Jacmel Artists Co-op, will now be in a show in Philadelphia!” —Jonathan Demme

Hector Hyppolite (Haitian/St. Marc, 1894-1948), Sold for $43,750

Philome Obin (Haitian/Cap-Haitien, 1892-1986), Sold for $32,500

Georges Liautaud (Haitian/Croix-des-Boquets, 1899-1992) Sold for $12,500

Peterson Laurent (Haitian/St. Marc, 1888-1958), Sold for $13,750

Leopard Bird House (American, 20th c.) Sold for $4,060

Jasmin Joseph (Haitian, 20th c.) Sold for $10,000

Hector Hyppolite (Haitian/St. Marc, 1894-1948) Sold for $25,000

Prefete Duffaut (Haitian/Jacmel, 1923-2012), Sold for $11,875

Wesner LaForest (Haitian, 1927-1965) Sold for $12,500


The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection 888 lots offered, 840 sold

Marisol Escobar (French, b. 1930) “Self-portrait with Hair”, 1981 Sold for $8,125

Frank Stella (American, b. 1936) “The Affidavit”, From the Moby Dick Series, 1993 Sold for $13,750

Chris Burden (American, 1946-2015) “The Atomic Alphabet”, 1980 Sold for $11,000

Romare Bearden (American, 1911-1988) “Prevalence of Ritual Series”, 1974 Sold for $17,500

Sam Gilliam (American, b. 1933) “Two” Sold for $2,750 Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917-2000) “Hiroshima”Series Sold for $10,000

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) “Criminal au Miller”, c. 1970 Sold for $5,250

Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012) “Blues”, 1983 Sold for $2,875

Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917-2000) “Builders Three” Sold for $4,060

Rockwell Kent (American, 1882-1971) “Godspeed”, 1931 Sold for $4,060

Pedro Linares (1906-1992) Capitalist Walking Dog Sold for $2,750


Bill Liske Collection, Colorado 189 lots offered, 180 sold

14th-16th c. Tibetan Thangka of Vajra Varahui Sold for $47,500

Yuan Period Tibetan Thangka Sold for $5,000 Tibetan Tiger Rug Sold for $3,750

Tibetan Tiger Meander Rug Sold for $4,500

Red Buddhist Dharmapala Dance Mask Sold for $3,625

Antique Oriental Carpets: thousands offered, thousands sold

Antique Serapi Rug, Sold for $11,250

Antique Serapi Carpet, Sold for $22,500 Antique Serapi Carpet, Sold for $20,000

Antique Tabriz Rug, Sold for $18,750 Angora Oushak Carpet, Turkey Sold for $17,500

Antique Serapi Rug Sold for $8,125


Private Asian Textile Collection, New York 208 lots offered, 190 sold

Chinese Silk Dragon Robe, 18th/19th c. Sold for $3,250

19th c. Chinese Silk Kesi Tapestry Sold for $3,750

Antique Chinese Imperial Dragon Robe Sold for $28,750 Chinese Blue Dragon Robe Gold Thread Sold for $3,500

Kerman Pictorial Rug Sold for $9,375

Lori Pambak Kazak Rug Sold for $5,940

29 Antique Chinese Silk Embroidered Banner, 18th c., Sold for $5,940

Antique Sewan Kazak Rug Sold for $5,000

Antique Chinese Dragon Rug Sold for 5,625

Antique Bidjar Rug, Sold for $11,875 Mohtashem Kashan Carpet, Sold for $11,875 Camel Field Bakshaish Carpet, Sold for $16,250


The Silver Shop, Princeton, New Jersey: 1893 lots offered, 1821 sold

English Sterling Silver Art Deco Tea & Coffee Service, Sold for $8,750

Gorham Silver Candelabras Sterling and Ebony c. 1970, Sold for $5,625

Georg Jensen, Silver and Ebony Coffeepot, Sold for $5,625

Franz Hagenauer Weightlifter Sold for $3,125

Private Fine Art Collection: 889 lots offered, 860 sold

John Tunnard (British, 1900-1971), Sold for $23,750

Edward Hopper “Night Shadows”, 1921 Signed Etching , Sold for $22,500

Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) Original Sketchbook, Sold for $16,250

Private Collection of Self-Taught Art: 118 offered, 114 sold

Prince Twins Seven Seven (Nigeria, 1944-2011), Sold for $13,750

Anna Zemankova (Czech,1908-1986) “Trepetalky”, Sold for $6,875

Prince Twins Seven-Seven “The Dream of the Abiku Child” Sold for $7,500

Pennsylvania Collection: Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010)

Felipe Jesus Consalvos Mixed Media Guitar Sold for $7,300

Purvis Young, Sold for $25,000 Purvis Young , Sold for $13,750

Purvis Young , Sold for $12,500

Purvis Young , Sold for $9,375


George Anderson Collection 235 lots offered, 232 sold

Maxfield Parrish “Harvest�, c. 1905, Watercolor and Gouache , Sold for $12,500

Frances Hammell Gearhart Woodblock Print, Sold for $5,625

Choong Kam Kow (Malaysian, 20th c.) Sold for $4,100

Samuel Joseph Brown Sold for $4,100

Aaron Fine Estate 889 lots offered, 860 sold

Andrew Turner (American, 1944-2001), Sold for $2,125

Louisa Matthiasdottir (Icelandic-American, 1917-2000) , Sold for $9,375 Louisa Matthiasdottir (IcelandicAmerican, 1917-2000), Sold for $6,250

DeHoogh Gallery 414 offered, 414 sold

2 Japanese Meiji period MOP Inlaid Boxes, Sold for $4,685 Antique Chinese Scroll, Manner of Qiu Ying (1494-1552), Sold for $10,000

Chinese Lacquerware, Sold for $4,060

Milton Ginsburg Estate 110 offered, 104 sold

Joseph Csaky (French, 1888-1971) Bronze Sculpture, Sold for $10,625

Traditional English Sterling Silver Tea Service Sold for $4,375

Figured Tulipwood Turned Bowl Signed Moulthrop, Sold for $1,875

Mende Helmet Sold for $2,000

Tall African Baule Figure, Sold for $2,125


Chinese Black Laquer Sign, Sold for $7,500 Chinese Celadon Tripod Censer Sold for $4,375 Large Antique Chinese Cizhou Phoenix Jar with Stand, Sold for $4,060

Japanese Carved Stone Lantern, Meiji, 19th c. Sold for $4,690

Pair of Antique Chinese Hanging Calligraphy Scrolls Sold for $5,625

Antique Chinese Cloisonne Vase Sold for $12,500

18th c Persian or Indian Silk and Metal Thread Roundel Sold for $3,250

Patek Philippe & Cie 18K, Pocket Watch Sold for $4,375 Kovinatilliak ‘C’ Takpaungai (Cape Dorset, b. 1942) Sold for $3,250

Antique Chinese Red Porcelain Vase Sold for $8,125 Antique Silk Pictorial Judaica Kashan Rug Sold for $4,060

Group of Decorated Mexican Folk Pottery Sold for $4,690

Tibetan Thangka, 19th c., Sold for $5,940

Dale Chihuly Blue Seaform Vase Sold for $3,125

New Republic Portfolio 1924 Sold for $25,000

Jose Villegas y Cordero (Spanish, 1844-1921) The Young Prince Sold for $6,875

Francis Speight (Pennsylvania, 1896-1989) Sold for $8,750

19th C. Oil Painting by Carlo Pittara Sold for $7,500

Felipe Jesus Consalvos, Cuban-American, 1891-1960’s “Do Not Storm the System”, Sold for $5,000

Franz Bergman (Austrian, 1861-1936) Sold for $4,060 Ismael Gonzalez de la Serna (Spanish, 1897-1968) Sold for $6,875

Peterson Laurent (Haitian/St. Marc, 1888-1958), Sold for $7,500

Working Model of a 4-Sided Planer Machine, c. 1890 Sold for $3,500

French Patinated Bronze Bust of Saida Sold for $4,060

Harry Bertoia (Italy-USA, 1915-1978) Wheat Sheaves Sold for $11,250

Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds (Jamaican, 1911-1989), Sold for $9,375

Wilson Bigaud (Haitian/ Port-au-Prince, 1931-2010) Sold for $4,060

Kwame Akoto aka Almighty God (Ghanaian, b. 1950), Sold for $5,000

Fine Blue Fereghan Sarouk Carpet, Persia, circa 1900, Sold for $5,000

Fred Johnson (American, 1892-1990) Dope Show Banner, Sold for $5,300


Antique Chinese Hardwood Bench Sold for $9,375

Pair of Antique Chinese Summer Palace Chairs Sold for $20,000

Antique Tibetan Lama’s Ceremonial Robe Sold for $11,875

Antique Chinese Ivory Jar Sold for $4,375

Dong Gao (1740-1818) Chinese Landscape Scroll Sold for $31,250

Antique Chinese Desk Sold for $8,125

Pair of Antique Chinese Dragon Cups Sold for $3,750

Antique Chinese Jade and Nacre Screen Sold for $6,875

Judith Schaechter, Stained Glass Sold for $7,500 Sesquicentennial Souvenir Chinese Tea Box Sold for $5,900

1st Edition: Roll, Jordan, Roll, Sold for $5,625

Ben Enwonwu Bronze Sold for $10,000

Libbey “Embassy” Art Deco Stemware Sold for $5,940

The Lusiad, Luis de Camoens; Richard Fanshaw, 1655 Sold for $7,500

Antique Persian Silk Tapestry Panel Sold for $7,500

Francis Speight , Sold for $8,750

James Rosenquist Paper Clip Sold for $5,940

Greco Roman Style Carved Stone Stele Sold for $9,375

Pair Versace Louis XVI Style Bergeres Sold for $4,685

Joseph Solman, Sold for $10,625 Studio Made Memphis Style Brass Chair Sold for $8,125

Manuel Alverez Bravo, Sold for $3,375

James Castle, Sold for $4,250

Leonid Purygin, Sold for $8,750

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Philip Guston “Summer”, 1980 Sold for $4,680


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