The estate of Renaissance man George Potter, Jr. will be sold June 20-22 in Kansas City, Mo. Hundreds of centuries-old antiques and examples of modern art from the estate of George Potter, Jr., will be sold over the course of three days, June 20-22, by Soulis Estate Sales in Kansas City, Mo.
material. Antique maps and 18th and 19th century prints will also be sold.
Decorative accessories will feature 300-year-old pewter, 18th century patch boxes, Lalique and other French crystal and opalescent pieces, ivory and semi-precious stone boxes, wonderful 18th century altar sticks, Wedgwood Queen’s ware, Roman glass (replicas and otherwise), nearly 100 pieces of horse brass and 18th century whale bone and silver toddy lifters.
From the fine art category will come a pencil-signed etching attributed to the renowned French Impressionist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, including a work in the style of Sir Godfrey Kneller (Br., 1646-1723), a 1975 oil on panel by Bob Byerley (Am., b. 1941), and original oil paintings by Mamie Withers Wintermote (Am., 1885-1945). Ms. Wintermote is related to Mr. Potter’s wife, the former Emy Lou Withers.
Also from the fine art category is a collection of modern torso sculptures, a repaired 19th century carved ivory bust on a plinth, a 19th century carved stone 29-inch figure of a lion with heraldic shield, marble and stone carvings, hundreds of 17th century carved wood elements, a huge set of KPM porcelain plaques (“Arkadia”) and an oil painting by Jack Garver (b. 1921).
Glass and crystal pieces will include a selection of Pittsburgh pillar mold bottles, very fine English and Irish cut glass, Steuben (teardrop martini), Waterford and Swarovski crystal and more. Also sold will be table lamps in bronze, marble, gilded wood, porcelain and more. Silver will feature 19th and 20th century sterling trays and other pieces by British makers and Tiffany.
Returning to decorative accessories, offered will be 18th and 19th century English silver-mounted coconut cups, fine French porcelain, wine funnels, a 19th century Mandarin robe, a collection of Halcyon Days boxes, Horse Brass and carved Welsh love spoons and a large Anri nativity. Also sold will be a Civil War tintype image of a soldier, textiles and draperies, mink coats and capes, cookware, clothing, bedding, tools, house wares, appliances, pottery and china.
George William Potter, Jr., attended the University of Kansas City (now the University of Missouri-Kansas City), where he majored in music. But he was proficient in many disciplines. He had at least seven books published, most of them mystery novels, written under a pseudonym he borrowed from his wife: E.L. Withers. He also composed symphonies, concertos and sonatas.
Soulis Estate Sales is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (816) 697-3830, or toll-free at (800) 252-1501. Or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Soulis Estate Sales and their June 20-22 auction, you may log on to www.DirkSoulisAuctions.com.