Rare Fine Exhibition Model Champion Workplow Leads Cowan's October 8 Fine and Decorative Art Auction CINCINNATI – Cowan's Fall Fine and Decorative Art Auction will take place on
October 8, 2011. The 364-lot sale will be held at Cowan's Auctions salesroom.
Fall Fine and Decorative Art Auction
SALE: 10/8/11 10 AM EDT
PREVIEW: 10/7/11 12 PM - 6 PM, 10/8/11 8 AM - 10 AM EDT
Cowan's Auctions, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Rare Fine Exhibiton Model Champion Workplow Leads Cowan's October 8 Fine and Decorative Art Auction
Sale also Includes Works by Well-Known Artists
CINCINNATI – Cowan's Fall Fine and Decorative Art Auction will take place on October 8, 2011. The 364-lot sale, to be held at Cowan's salesroom, will offer
fine and decorative art items from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The sale features American folk art, furniture, decorative arts, and paintings, as well as Asian and Continental works. Highlights in the sale include a Regina Music Box, and a Fine Exhibition Model Champion Workplow.
"This sale underscores the great diversity in things American, and things Americans kept and treasured. It is also, to me, an indication of sellers coming back to auction with great items, so they must feel some confidence in buyers as well."
- Diane Wachs, Director of Fine and Decorative Art
Fine and Decorative Art Senior Specialist, Janet Rogers, notes "It's going to be a great sale for American decorative arts. We have a great collection of
silver, lamps, and early furniture, including a Mitchell + Rammelsberg Hall Stand. We also have a nice selection of Regina music boxes, as well as some rare Rookwood, art glass and metalware by Tiffany."
A Fine Exhibiton Model Champion Workplow is estimated to sell for $20,000/30,000. The workplow was made in Springfield, Ohio by the Champion Machine Company. A three-quarter model of carved rosewood, the plow was intended to exonerate the machine advancements of the Champion Company’s
A Seven-Volume Set by John James Audubon titled, The Birds of America are expected to bring anywhere from $15,000/20,000. This is a seven volume set of
drawings made in the United States and its territories. It also includes 500 lithographic plates with tissue covers.
A Painting by Elizabeth Nourse is estimated to sell respectively for $20,000/30,000. Titled French Cathedral, the painting is signed and dated with the artist's name and her title on verso. Elizabeth Nourse was a portrait and a landscape painter born in Cincinnati in 1859. Some of her works can be seen at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
A Regina Music Box is estimated to bring $20,000/25,000.
A Demetre Chiparus, "Amis De Toujours" bronze is estimated at $8,000/10,000. The bronze depicts a figure of an Art Moderne woman with an ivory face and
hands, flanked by Irish wolfhounds and mounted on a marble base.
A Mitchell Rammelsberg Hall Tree is estimated to sell anywhere between
A Fine Coin Silver Presentation Pitcher is expected to bring $9,000/12,000. This monumental presentation pitcher of inverted pear form has chased and
repoussed elaborate decoration and has an engraved dedication, “To the Captain of the Cunard Line's Britannica”, with marks for Gayle, Wood, & Hughes, a New York