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.
A Bucolic Landscape by Carleton Wiggins, Oil on Canvas, is estimated at $5,000/6,000. Carleton Wiggins' work owes much to the Barbizon style of his teacher, George Innes. First exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1870, the Academy nominated Wiggins as a member in 1892. Wiggins' most celebrated works include ones that, similar to this example, depict grazing
herds amidst Barbizon pastoral landscapes.
Quadrupeds of North America, in three volumes, by John James Audubon is estimated to bring anywhere between $4,000/6,000. This hardcover three volume set by Audubon and his collaborator Reverend John Bachman includes 155 colored plates.
An Anna Pottery Stoneware Railway Pig Bottle is estimated at $4,000/6,000.
A China Trade Plaque for American Market is expected to sell for $10,000/15,000. The plaque is carved and painted wood, and depicts an eagle clutching three half-furled American flags under a banner reading “E Pluribus Unum”, all on a field of stars, surrounded by a delicately carved oval frame
with Chinese motifs.
About Cowan’s Auctions, Inc.
As one of the nation’s leading auction houses with sales approaching $20 million, Cowan’s has been helping individuals and institutions build important collections for more than a decade. The company’s six divisions of American History, American Indian and Western Art, American and European Fine and Decorative Art, Historic Firearms & Early Militaria, Asian Art and Jewelry and Fine Timepieces hold semi-annual cataloged sales that routinely set records for rare offerings.
Through its extensive mailing list of more than 35,000 collectors, dealers and institutional clients, each Cowan’s auction typically attracts more than 1,000 bidders from across the globe. To learn more about Cowan’s visit our website at www.cowans.com.