Cowan’s Western-themed sale on LiveAuctioneers exceeds $940,000

Henry Farny's 'Yarns of a Summer Day' sold for $310,000. Cowan's Auctions Inc. image.

Henry Farny’s ‘Yarns of a Summer Day’ sold for $310,000. Cowan’s Auctions Inc. image.

CINCINNATI – Total sales for Cowan’s Auctions Fall American Indian and Western Art: Live Salesroom Auction on Sept. 26 reached $944,800. This auction included some of the finest offerings of Western art that have come to the market in recent years. In addition to fine art, the sale featured fine carvings, basketry, weavings, rugs, sculptures and weaponry.

LiveAuctioneers.com provided Intenet live bidding. More than 350 bidders signed up for the sale through LiveAuctioneers, and they placed 274 bids online bids.

The highest selling lot in the auction was a gouache on paper by Henry Farny titled Yarns of a Summer Day. The painting realized $310,000.

Additional paintings by Western artists were offered in the sale. A work by Joseph Henry Sharp, titled California Chrysanthemums sold for $24,600, an oil on canvas piece by Howard Terpning, titled Yellowstone Fall, was hotly contested and sold for $19,680, a watercolor on paper by James Boren, titled Heading for Dodge City, sold for $6,000, and an oil on canvas by Ken Carlson, titled Steer sold for $12,000.

Beaded items were highlighted in the sale. A Sioux beaded hide rifle scabbard sold for $12,000, and a Sioux beaded buffalo hide possible bag realized $13,200.

Exceptional pottery and basketry inspired competitive bidding in the auction. An Apache figural tray basket hammered down at $22,140, an Acoma polychrome olla realized $9,225, an Apache figural olla sold for $5,535, and a Nampeyo of Hano attributed canteen sold for $3,567.

Additional notable lots included a Navajo late classic woman’s dress from the estate of William Haskell Simpson which realized $14,400, a Pauta Saila dancing bear stone sculpture sold for $9,225, a Joseph Jourdain inlaid pipe tomahawk hammered down at $8,400, and a Zuni inlaid rainbow guardian blossom necklace suite realized $6,765.

For more information about the auction or to consign for future auctions, call Danica Farnand at 513-871-1670 ext. 215.

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Henry Farny's 'Yarns of a Summer Day' sold for $310,000. Cowan's Auctions Inc. image.

Henry Farny’s ‘Yarns of a Summer Day’ sold for $310,000. Cowan’s Auctions Inc. image.

Howard Terpning's 'Yellowstone Fall,' sold for $19,690. Cowan's Auctions Inc. image.

 

Howard Terpning’s ‘Yellowstone Fall,’ sold for $19,690. Cowan’s Auctions Inc. image.

Acoma polychrome olla, price realized: $9,225. Cowan's Auctions Inc. image.

Acoma polychrome olla, price realized: $9,225. Cowan’s Auctions Inc. image.

Sioux beaded hide rifle scabbard, price realized: $12,000. Cowan's Auctions Inc. image.

Sioux beaded hide rifle scabbard, price realized: $12,000. Cowan’s Auctions Inc. image.