Rare Pair of Kappa Candlesticks by Chicago's Robert Jarvie Brings Record $60,000 at Treadway-Toomey But man, the twofold creature, apprehends the twofold manner, in and outwardly, and nothing in the world comes single to him, a mere itself, —cup, column, or candlestick. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
in one of the magnificent matte green glazes for which Teco was renowned. An 11.5-inches high Teco vase by Max Dunning in a four-handled and four-footed form, which was covered in a green matte glaze with charcoal highlights, sold for $9,000 (est. $5,000-$7,000). According to the firm’s 1905 catalog, Dunning’s vase was “especially adapted for rooms with Mission furnishings.”
Two Teco vases covered in rare and exquisite matte dandelion-yellow glazes were also of interest. One, a splendid, four-buttress design by founder William Day Gates, fetched $4,800 (est. $2000-$3000). The other, a curvaceous Fritz Albert find, sold for $3,120 (est. $1,700-$2,700).
An outstanding Newcomb College vase, which had been painted by Anna Francis Simpson with a magnificent monochromatic blue landscape of moss-laden oaks, sold for $13,200 (est. $4,000-$6,000). Executed by Henrietta Bailey, a 13-inches high Newcomb College vase in a large classic shape decorated with carved and painted pinecones brought $12,000 (est. $5,000-$7,000).
By French ceramist Adrien Dalpayrat, a vase covered in a magnificently mottled glaze of green, red, blue and brown fetched $9,600 (est. $5,500-$7,500). The Musée d’Orsay in Paris owns a number of Dalpayrat’s works, including vases with his remarkable glazes.
An 11.5-inches tall Grueby vase in a large gently tapered form with carved and applied vertical leaves sold for $7,200 (est. $5,000-$7,000). Covered in a suspended matte green glaze, the design was suggestive of a sturdy watermelon.
A rare E.T. Hurley bronze bowl, which was sculpted with more than a dozen turtle hatchlings scampering inside the vessel, fetched $6,600 ($1,500-$2,000). Its rich and beautiful verdigris patina proved to be an especially stunning finish for Hurley’s delightful design of scurrying turtles.
Carved and painted with a stylized floral design, a 2.5-inches high Overbeck vase that was covered in a tan and mauve glaze brought $6,000 (est. $2,500-$3,500).
An unusual Weller vase in a 12-inches tall, tapered form that was sculpted with flowing tasseled tufts of wheat brought $3,000 (est. $1,000-$1,500). Its matte glaze was a dappled blend of wheat-toned yellow, red and green.
The Fine Art and Paintings session featured works from the prominent collection of former United States Senator William C. Benton (1900-1973). Benton and his modern art collection were the targets of attacks by Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950s. Paintings by Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), an American who painted social realist scenes of New York, were among the offerings. "Gypsy Rose Lee, The Star and Garter," a circa 1943 watercolor and ink on paper, was the top-selling lot at $54,000 (est. $50,000-$70,000). Marsh’s “Fun in the Dark,” a circa 1950 double-sided watercolor and ink on paper, sold for $18,000 (est. $20,000-$30,000), while his “Girl Bicyclist,” a circa 1951 tempera on masonite, brought $12,000 (est. $15,000-$25,000).
Other works from Senator Benton’s collection also fared well. “The Family,” a circa 1958 oil and wax with applied gold leaf on masonite, by German-American artist Siegfried Gerhard Reinhardt (1925-1984) sold for $11,400 ($6,000-$8,000). “Volcanic Range,” a circa 1947 oil on canvas by American painter Reuben Tam (1916-1991) achieved $9,600 (est. $3,000-$5,000).