William Edmondson ‘Mother and Child’ carving with modest estimate won $122K at Case

William Edmondson, ‘Mother and Child’, which sold for $122,000 with buyer’s premium at Case.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Case’s January 27-28 Winter Auction was a solid success, drawing more than 7,500 registered bidders and achieving a 98% sell-through rate.

It also reconfirmed the strength of the market for the works of self-taught carver and Tennessee native William Edmondson (1874-1951), the first African American artist featured in a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The sale featured an undated Edmondson Mother and Child figure, the first carving of a human figure by the artist to come to market in four years. The house gave it a conservative estimate of $40,000-$44,000 in recognition of the fact that sections of its surface had been painted in a tan-gray color, but bidders were undeterred. The work hammered for $100,000 and sold for $122,000 to a private collector on the telephone, with four underbidders left empty-handed. The house reports that more than 1,400 watched the contest on LiveAuctioneers, where the full results for both sale dates can be seen.

John Case, president of the auction house, said of the two-day sale, “What encouraged me about this auction was the strength of demand across multiple categories, but especially American art. We saw some of the best prices on paintings nationwide in the last three years on artists like George Rodrigue, John Sloan, William Walker.”

The George Rodrigue was a late work that starred his iconic Blue Dog, titled Louisiana Sunday Morning. He painted it in 2012, after he learned that his cancer had gone into remission. (Sadly, the disease returned and claimed Rodrigue’s life in 2013). Louisiana Sunday Morning earned $103,700 with buyer’s premium, but it wasn’t the only work by the artist in the sale lineup: A cameo glass bowl emblazoned with Blue Dog imagery, estimated at $5,000-$6,000, realized an impressive $23,400 with buyer’s premium.

The John Sloan painting that Case mentioned above was a Taos landscape oil titled Land of Turquoise. It secured $36,400 – double the low end of its $18,000-$20,000 estimate – and was a key lot from the estate of noted Nashville art collector Ann Wells. And the William Walker work he cited was an undated, untitled coastal seascape, probably depicting Florida, which had been discovered in an antique shop in Tennessee priced at $25. Estimated at $7,000-$8,000, it ultimately sold for $39,000 with buyer’s premium.

The sale was also distinguished by four lots of ephemera relating to the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, better known now as The Armory Show. All four found eager buyers, with the victor among them being a poster for the legendary art-world event, which sold for $29,280 with buyer’s premium.

Tennessee collections and museum deaccessions star at Case Jan. 27-28

George Rodrigue, 'A Louisiana Sunday morning,' estimated at $50,000-$60,000 at Case Antiques.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Case Antiques returns with its Winter Fine Art & Antiques sale on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28, boasting an impressive collection of items from local Tennessee estates and museums, including market-favorite George Rodrigue. The catalogs are now available for bidding at LiveAuctioneers.

2023 was a banner year for the works of George Rodrigue (1944-2013), the Louisiana artist known best for his wide-eyed Blue Dog paintings. Case’s sale includes two items by the artist, starting off with a handsome Blue Dog work titled A Louisiana Sunday morning. Painted in 2012, the upbeat image features symbolism from the artist’s life, having just been told his cancer was in remission. (Sadly, it would not last; he died of cancer in the following year.) According to the lot notes, the two candles refer to Rodrigue’s second chance at life, with the flowers representing rebirth. From a private collection, the painting was purchased directly from Rodrigue’s gallery in September 2012. It is estimated at $50,000-$60,000.

The second Rodrigue piece is unusual — created not by him alone, but in collaboration with artist Kelsey Murphy and the Pilgrim Glass Co. of West Virginia. In the 1980s, Murphy had perfected a technique of sandblasting glass to create a multi-layered work that featured fine relief designs. Rodrigue created a three-Blue Dog design that Murphy blasted into this cameo glass Blue Dog Bowl with stunning results. Numbered 15 of a limited edition of 35, the bowl is a must-have for Blue Dog fans, estimated at $5,000-$6,000.

Born to former slaves and sharecroppers in Tennessee, sculptor William Edmondson (1874-1951) had no formal training and began his art career late in life after receiving a divine visitation instructing him to carve a tombstone. He did just that and went on to carve other subjects, often using limestone debris recovered from local demolished buildings in Nashville. This 11.75in mother and child sculpture is from a series of similar Edmonson works, with the exception of the child here holding a book or pocketbook, something not seen on other examples. The carved limestone figure descended in a Nashville family and was used as a doorstop until last year, when its current owner saw images of Edmondson’s work online and realized he owned an important sculpture. It now carries an estimate of $40,000-$44,000.

Also featured is a large Impressionist Chicago street scene by William Clusmann, depicting Michigan Avenue from the steps of the Art Institute, with one of Edward Kemeys’ iconic bronze lions in the foreground. As with the Edmondson, the painting had been passed down in a family unaware of its value until recently; in this case, the family took it to the Antiques Roadshow 2022 taping in Nashville, where it was recognized as one of Clusmann’s most important works.

Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and would rise to become one of the Harlem Renaissance group of Black American artists in the 1930s. This yellow gouache on paper abstract painting is typical of his later work, which is signed and dated 1961. It is estimated at $10,000-$12,000.

Ateliers Hugo collection at Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr leads our five lots to watch

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PARIS – Ateliers Hugo, the third-generation family of French goldsmiths based in Aix-en-Provence, is best known as the makers of “artist jewelry.” Distinct from jewelry created by designers and goldsmiths, these items of personal adornment and objects d’art were designed by artists better known for their work in the so-called “fine arts” of painting and sculpture. François and Pierre Hugo worked with many of the 20th-century greats, producing limited edition runs for the likes of Andre Derain (who was the best man at François Hugo’s wedding), Max Ernst (one of his closest friends), Pablo Picasso, Jean Arp and Jean Cocteau.

This collecting field has developed significantly in recent years and pieces with provenance – specifically those that come with the knowledge that they were created with the full input of the artist – are particularly desirable. Hence those in the know expect significant interest in Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr’ sale of 95 lots from the Ateliers Hugo’s own collection, scheduled for Thursday, September 28.

The atelier enjoyed a relationship with Picasso similar to that which the Spanish artist had with the Madoura ceramics workshop in Vallauris. There’s a trove of Picasso material in the sale, including examples of the well-known series of silver plates made to designs first conceived for ceramics in 1956. This 17in silver disc titled Faune cavalier is stamped with the artist’s signature, the silversmith’s mark, a François and Pierre Hugo reference number, and the number 6 from an edition of 20 plus two artist’s proofs and two author’s proofs. It is estimated at €25,000-€30,000 ($26,750-$32,100).
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For more than a century, this set of five monumental French wall panels – oil paintings in giltwood rocaille frames – were a focal point of the Annesdale mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Italianate villa was completed in 1855 for Samuel Mansfield, but in 1868, it was purchased by Robert Campbell Brinkley, owner of the famous Peabody Hotel, as a wedding gift for his daughter. Home to the Snowden family for seven generations, it was later sold as an event venue.

Earlier this year, when the property was sold again, these panels were removed. It is not known where or how the Snowdens acquired them, but they likely date from around 1880.

The largest panel, featuring an imposing peacock perched atop a flower-filled urn, measures 9ft 7in high.

These panels are one of several lots formerly from Annesdale Mansion (including Snowden family portraits, silver and ephemera) that will be offered at Case Antiques, Inc., Auctions and Appraisals on Saturday, October 7. The lot is estimated at $18,000-$22,000.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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PHILADELPHIA — Massive ornamental hair combs are associated with the East Sumbanese people of modern Indonesia. Known as a hai kara jangga and fashioned from a single piece of sea turtle shell, these diadems were typically made for aristocratic women to be worn during special events and festivals. Both the material used and the animals depicted were associated with power, fertility and status. The combs were considered precious heirlooms and were stored in the rafters of the clan house for safekeeping when not in use.

This trio of 19th-century hai kara jangga appear at auction as part of an offering of ethnographic, ancient, Asian art and textiles at Material Culture on Thursday, September 28, estimated at $1,000-$2,000.

As some states and countries prohibit the importation of sea turtle shell, please check your local laws before bidding on this lot.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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YPSILANTI, Mich. – The Sunday, October 14 Fall Clock Auction at Schmidt’s Antiques includes this Waltham Pattern 81 Gothic wall clock. By the end of the 19th century, the Massachusetts firm was creating clocks in dozens of different case styles, with the option of several types of movement. Towards the top of the range – retailing for around $500 each – were clocks with heavy gauge eight-day movements such as this, with a rolling moon phase and quarter hour Whittington and Westminster chimes. The Gothic revival oak case, with its three openwork doors to the trunk, is particularly impressive and shows only minor wear. Its estimate is $8,000-$12,000.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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CHICAGO — The Moore Office Queen, one of the many patent cabinet desks popular with the business community in late 19th-century America, was patented by James Moore in 1878 and made by the Moore Combination Desk Company. They are often compared to the better-known Wooton desks, and indeed, Joseph Moore was the general manager of the Wooton Manufacturing Co. in Indianapolis before he launched his own enterprise in direct competition with his former employer. His improvements on the Wooton patent of 1874 included a single door — rather than a pair of doors — on its own set of casters and a pullout writing surface.

This example, measuring 5ft 3in by 3ft 6in, is made in walnut in the Eastlake style and will appear at Rivich Auction on Sunday, October 1 as part of sale titled American Gothic. The estimate is $1,500-$2,000.
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Saturday Evening Post cover art tops $103K at Case auction

Detail of George E. Hughes summer beach scene, created as the cover illustration for the Aug. 2, 1952 ‘Saturday Evening Post,’ $103,700
George E. Hughes summer beach scene, created as the cover illustration for the Aug. 2, 1952 ‘Saturday Evening Post,’ $103,700
George E. Hughes summer beach scene, created as the cover illustration for the Aug. 2, 1952 ‘Saturday Evening Post,’ $103,700

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A cheerful bird’s-eye view of beachgoers by illustration artist George E. Hughes was the top seller at Case’s Summer Auction, held July 8-9, soaring to $103,700 against an $18,000-$22,000 estimate. Hughes, who lived from 1907-1990, was second only to Norman Rockwell as the most prolific artist for the Saturday Evening Post, and this oil-on-Masonite beach painting was the Post’s cover image for its August 2, 1952 issue. The anonymous buyer won it on the phone, underbid by a suitor in the saleroom and others online. The auction, featuring art from multiple Southeastern estates and private collections, attracted more than 7,500 registered bidders from more than 60 countries and achieved a 98% sell-through rate. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated through LiveAuctioneers.

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Beachy keen: Case readies 1,200-lot auction, July 8-9

Detail of George Hughes cover illustration for the August 2, 1952 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, estimated at $18,000-$22,000. Image courtesy of Case
George Hughes cover illustration for the August 2, 1952 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, estimated at $18,000-$22,000. Image courtesy of Case
George Hughes cover illustration for the August 2, 1952 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, estimated at $18,000-$22,000. Image courtesy of Case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — 20th-century fine art provides a vivid backdrop for an array of more than 1,200 lots at Case’s Summer Auction, set for Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9. Standouts include large estate collections of fine jewelry and luxury fashion, as well as a treasure trove of flags and other Civil War Navy relics that descended from Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow, who commanded the USS Kearsarge to victory against the CSS Alabama. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Beauford Delaney portrait on paper sets auction record at Case

Portrait on paper in pastels by African American artist Beauford Delaney, $48,000. Image courtesy of Case Antiques Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Portrait on paper in pastels by African American artist Beauford Delaney, $48,000. Image courtesy of Case Antiques Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Portrait on paper in pastels by African American artist Beauford Delaney, $48,000. Image courtesy of Case Antiques Inc. Auctions & Appraisals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Bidders lavished attention and dollars on 20th-century art at Case’s Winter Auction, setting new auction highs for multiple Southern artists. The Jan. 28-29 sale was a success across categories, racking up a 98.4% sell-through rate overall and exceeding the total high estimate by $500,000.

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African American artists Delaney and Edmondson headline at Case, Jan. 28-29

Portrait by Beauford Delaney, estimated at $10,000-$12,000. Image courtesy of Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Portrait by Beauford Delaney, estimated at $10,000-$12,000. Image courtesy of Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Portrait by Beauford Delaney, estimated at $10,000-$12,000. Image courtesy of Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Case Antiques Inc Auctions and Appraisals’ Winter Auction features an eclectic selection of 20th-century art set against a backdrop of traditional antiques that includes a noted estate collection of 18th-century American furniture, a trove of rare books, maps and documents, and a stellar array of European and Southern decorative arts. The sale is set for Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29 and contains more than 1,200 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Esteemed Nashville antique dealer’s collection steps up at Case, Oct. 8

 

Antique red chinoiserie-decorated Dutch linen press with an old Antwerp label, from the estate of Pia Stratton, estimated at $1,000-$1,200
Antique red chinoiserie-decorated Dutch linen press with an old Antwerp label, from the estate of Pia Stratton, estimated at $1,000-$1,200

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The first of two major Case auctions featuring art and antiques from Nashville antiques dealer Pia Stratton’s business and personal collection is set for Saturday, October 8. Items from several other estates, private collections and two museums, including the Arkansas Museum of Art, are also included in the nearly 600-lot auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Colonial Williamsburg wins miniature portrait of Chickasaw brave at Case auction

Miniature portrait of a Chickasaw brave known as Kinheche, painted in 1830, $60,000
Miniature portrait of a Chickasaw brave known as Kinheche, painted in 1830, $60,000
Miniature portrait of a Chickasaw brave known as Kinheche, painted in 1830, $60,000

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Leroy Neiman party scene and an early miniature portrait of a Chickasaw brave were the most celebrated lots at Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals‘ Summer Auction, held July 9-10. A total of 95% of the lots sold, and the sale total tallied 17% above the high estimate.

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Russell Western bronze tops prices realized at Case auction

Detail of Charles Marion Russell’s ‘Smoking with the Spirit of the Buffalo,’ $72,000
Detail of Charles Marion Russell’s ‘Smoking with the Spirit of the Buffalo,’ $72,000
Detail of Charles Marion Russell’s ‘Smoking with the Spirit of the Buffalo,’ $72,000

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A 1929 bronze casting of Charles M. Russell’s Smoking with the Spirit of the Buffalo achieved $72,000 at the Winter Case Antiques Auction, which was held January 29-30 by Case Antiques Inc. Auctions & Appraisals. The Russell bronze was one of many success stories on a day when 97% of lots sold and new art auction records were set for multiple artists.

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