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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Recent Acquisitions: Brunk Auctions: July 16-17th 2011 in Asheville, NC

**Recent Acquisitions Available for 20% over Hammer Price for Next 30 Days (until 8/21/11)**

Lot 0041:
$200 + 20% = $240 now sold
After John James Audubon
(American, 1785-1851) "Sharp-Shinned Hawk", Plate CCCLXXIV, Robert Havell, Engraver, printer, hand-colored engraving with aquatint on paper, 19th or 20th century, 19-1/2 x 14-3/4 in. (plate), 28-5/8 x 22-1/2 in. (page); modern wood frame
  • Trimmed, mat glued to margin, fading
  • Private Collection, North Carolina
  • Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot 0042:
$2,600 + 20% = $3,120 now sold
John James Audubon
(New York, 1785-1851) New York Lynx Canadensis…Canada Lynx, plate XVI, from [The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America,] 1845-1848, imperial folio edition, hand-colored lithograph, unframed, 20-3/4 x 26-7/8 in.,
  • Hinged in with archival tape, stain at top, two spots verso, very light toning
  • Graham Arader III, New York; Private Collection
  • Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000

 Lot 0045:
$1,900 + 20% = $2,280 sold
 After John James Audubon
(American, 1785-1851) "Gadwall Duck", plate CCCXLVIII, from The Birds of America, Havell Edition, hand-colored lithograph and aquatint on paper with J. Whatman 1837 watermark, 16-5/8 x 24-3/4 in. (plate), 25-1/2 x 38 in. (page); wood frame,
  • Water stain in bottom margin, binding edge at top, three tears in margins 1-1/4 in. to 1/2 in., foxing, toning, light fading; frame with abrasions
  • Private Collection, North Carolina
  • Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Lot 0105:
$4,500 + 20% = $5,400 sold
Archibald Thorburn
(British, 1860-1935) Five Watercolor Studies of Birds of Prey, including eagles and hawks, signed "A.T." and "A.T. Feb.5. 1918.", watercolor and gouache on blue, green and gray papers, 4-1/8 x 5-1/8 in. to 4-7/8 x 6-3/8 in.; in single original wood frame,
  • Hinged in, light foxing, fading; frame with abrasions
  • Estimate: $6,000 - $10,000
  • Reserve: $5,000

Lot 0220:
$250 + 20% = $300
Fine Early Papago Olla
Southwestern United States, late 19th/early 20th century, coiled construction with bundled cattail foundation and spaced non-interlocking stitches of undyed willow or cottonwood with black devil's claw, stepped terrace pattern, false braid rim finish, 12 x 13 in.; lot accompanied by old photos and notes,
  • Rim in excellent condition, lacking small blocks of stitches, slight grime on shoulders, otherwise good condition
  • Big Sky Corral, Billings, Montana, 1969
  • Estimate: $500 - $1,000

Lot 0233:
$300 + 20% = $360
Coil-Built Native American Basket
Southwestern, early 20th century, olla form, coils with repeating bands of geometric decoration, probably Apache or Papago, 13-1/4 in.
  • Slightly lopsided, areas of wear including rim, shoulder and base
  • Estimate: $200 - $400

Lot 0284:
$300 + 20% = $360
17th Century Map of Scotland
"Exactissima Regni Scotiae Tabula…," by Nicholaum Visscher, after Blaeu, published 1680 by Visscher, showing Scotland and portions of England and Ireland, ornate cartouches depicting god-like figures, cherubs and heraldic displays, finely hand-colored engraving on laid paper, 22-1/4 x 18-7/8 in. (plate),
  • loose, curling, toning, fading, stains, minor foxing, "Scotia" inscribed in brown ink script verso
  • Private Collection, North Carolina
  • Estimate: $400 - $800

Lot 0289:
$6,000 + 20% = $7,200. sold
Henry Mouzon Map of the Carolinas
"An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with their Indian Frontiers…", published by Sawyer and Bennett, London, 1775, showing the coastal areas of the Carolinas extending west to the Appalachian Mountains, "Harbour of Port Royal" and "Bar and Harbour of Charlestown" vignettes in lower corners, two unjoined sections each consisting of four pages, lower sheet with watermarks and "24" ink stamp verso, laid paper with some hand-colored outlines, upper sheet 21-1/2 x 54-3/4 in. (page), lower sheet 21-1/4 x 52-1/4 in. (page),
  • trimmed including areas of plate marks, border and within image, toning, scattered foxing, stains, grime, creases, abrasions, chipping with losses, tears (largest 3 in.), pencil and ink inscriptions verso, paper repairs and reinforcements verso, upper sheet lined with gauze
  • Private Collection, North Carolina
  • Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Lot 0371:
$2,100 + 20% = $2,520. sold
After J. C. Schetky and R. Paton
(British, 18th and 19th century) Five maritime war scenes: four by J. C. Schetky (1778-1874), published by Smith, Elder & Co., Cornhill, for Captain R. H. King, R.N. to "Captain Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke, Bart and K.C.B.", "…This representation of H.M.S. Shannon leading her prize the American Frigate Chesapeake into Halifax Harbour…", No. 4, "…This Representation of the American Frigate Chesapeake…", No. 2, lined with paper with substantial areas of retouch and loss at left and various points at right; "…This Representation of H.M.S. Shannon carrying by boarding the American Frigate Chesapeake, after a Cannonade of Five Minutes…1813", No. 3; "…This representation of H.M.S. Shannon, commencing the Battle with the American Frigate Chesapeake on the 1st June 1813", No. 1, tears into image, approximately 14-3/4 x 18-1/8 in.; with "The Memorable Engagement of Capt. Pearson of the Serapis, with Paul Jones of the Bon Homme Richard and his squadron, Sept.23.1779", after Richard Paton (1717-1791), published by John Boydell, London, 1781, hand-colored engraving, 17-3/8 x 22-3/4 in. (image); matching black lacquer and gilt wood frames
  • All hinged in, lined with paper, tears, toning, fading; frames with abrasions
  • Private Collection, North Carolina
  • Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Lot 0420:
$200 + 20% = $240
Jean Rathborne
(Georgia, 20th century) Magnolia Blossoms, signed lower right "Jean Rathborne", watercolor on paper, 23-3/4 x 17-3/4 in. (sight); painted wood frame.
  • light toning, not examined out of frame; frame with abrasions
  • Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia
  • Estimate: $200 - $400

Lot 0440:
$2600 + 20% = $3,120. sold
Native American Projectile Points 
Archaic through Mississippian periods, some examples possibly later, three hardwood cases displaying 43 large multi-colored projectile points, some with finely worked edges,
  • good condition, some possibly reworked, not examined out of cases
  • Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia
  • Estimate: $400 - $800

Lot 0442:
$2,100 + 20% = $2,520. sold
Collection of Native American
Projectile Points Archaic through Mississippian periods, some examples possibly later, three walnut-framed cases displaying 201 projectile points and drills, red chert examples possibly from Kentucky or Alabama,
  • not examined out of cases
  • Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia
  • Estimate: $400 - $800

Lot 0444:
$3,200 + 20% = $3,840. sold
Collection of Native American
Projectile Points Archaic through Mississippian periods, some examples possibly later, in four walnut-framed cases displaying 169 projectile points, several drills, scrapers, some pieces possibly Missouri or Georgia,
  • not examined out of cases, good condition, some possibly reworked
  • Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia
  • Estimate: $500 - $1,000

Lot 0513
$100 + 20% = $120

Three Civil War Lithographs
American, mid 19th century or later, all with some hand color: "Fort Peirson, Camp of The Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, New Berne [sic,] N.C.", by Samuel J.F. Thayer, 1863, tent camp with fortifications, regimented troops marching in background, 19 x 21-3/4 in. (page), heavily toned, fabric tape verso; "Majr. Genl. William T. Sherman, On His Victorious March…", originally published by Currier & Ives, undated, probably a later printing, General Sherman on rearing horse, 15 x 11-1/4 in. (page), minor corner loss; "Map of the Southern States…", as published in Harper's Weekly History of the Rebellion, 1863, showing southern United States and coastline with blockades noted, borders with patriotic vignettes and portraits of Abraham Lincoln, William Seward, Generals Winfield Scott and George McClellan, two joined pages with maps and other views verso, 21-5/8 x 31-1/2 in. (page), numerous tears, separations and losses (some within image), paper tape reinforcement verso.
  • All with varying degrees of toning, foxing, stains, chipping, losses, tears and grime, other issues as noted
  • Private Collection, North Carolina
  • Estimate: $200 - $400

Lot 0644:
$450 + 20% = $540. sold

Chippendale Mahogany Tilt-Top Tea
Table probably British, 18th century, mahogany top tilting over spiral-turned support with tripod base, 28-1/4 x 32 x 31-1/2 in.,
  • good condition overall, old refinishing, pedestal base with break and screw repair, crack and repair to wooden hinge, other scattered surface wear and abrasions especially to feet
  • Private Collection, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
  • Estimate: $400 - $600

Lot 0729:
$700 + 20% = $840. sold
Classical Mahogany Three-Tier Server
British, 19th century, collapsible form with three shelves and carved trestle-form base, underside stamped "Ch. Garms 129", 39-1/4 x 29-1/2 x 21-1/2 in.,
  • good condition overall, top with some stains and finish losses, some adhesive residue, other minor surface wear and abrasions
  • Estimate: $600 - $900
Lot 0741:
$400 + 20% = $480. sold
Two Brass Photo Frames
American or Continental, early 20th century: one brushed bronze in the Art Deco style with Greek key pattern, openwork gilt bronze scroll finial and table support, fabric mat, 13-1/2 x 9-1/8 in., wear to gilding, oxidation, lacking two backing screws; one stamped openwork brass with vines and foliage, 13-3/4 x 11-1/2 in., oxidation, silk photo backing worn and split, lacking table support.

  • Ruth Ferguson, New York City; Private Collection
  • Estimate: $300 - $600

Lot 1014:
$2,500 + 20% = $3,000
Five-Piece Sterling Tea Service
American, 20th century, marks for Reed & Barton, Hepplewhite pattern, engraved, 9-1/2 in. coffeepot with matching teapot, creamer, covered sugar, waste, creamer and waste with gilt interiors, monograms, 88.64 oz.T.,
  • loss to gilt, coffeepot hinge bent

  • Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

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