Dirk Soulis Auctions

P.O. Box 17, Lone Jack, Missouri 64070

About Auction House

Dirk Soulis began his career in 1985 when, as a college student, he began working the ring at a Saturday night Antique Auction. Around this same time he took a course in jewelry repair and developed an interest in Antique Jewelry. It was then that his Antiques business was launched and over the next thirteen years he exhibited at Antiques Shows in Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, New York and Brimfield, Massachusetts buying , selling, auctioning and learning. In 1998 Dirk Soulis Auctions moved in to its present location at 529 West Lone Jack - Lee's Summit Road in Lone Jack Missouri.

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  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    19th-century weathervanes, antique shooting gallery targets, notable folk art toys delivered visual appeal to Soulis’ buoyant Mid-Americana Auction

    Dec. 10 sale of 196 tightly curated lots included New England dairy cow vane, $22,300; Whippet carnival target, $19,200; and important ‘gentleman’ whirligig, $18,000 LONE JACK, Mo. – Everyone loves a big multi-day antiques auction because of the sheer amount of goods from which to choose, but sometimes it’s more fun to bid at a smaller, studiously curated sale where every piece has a story to tell. That was the case at Dirk Soulis’ colorful 196-lot Mid-Americana Gallery Auction, which took in $240,000, inclusive of buyer’s premium. The marvelous mix of folk and outsider art, weathervanes, old-paint furniture and primitives had its own entertaining sideshow going on with the addition of carnival shooting gallery targets, a category whose following has gotten quite a boost since Soulis’ September 2020 auction of Richard and Valerie Tucker’s consummate collection.  Racing to the top of its category, a rare, early 20th century C W Parker iron shooting gallery target took the form of a striding whippet with a bull’s-eye on its side. As would be expected, its patina reflected the effects of its prior use, but its paint appeared original and untouched – an unusual physical attribute considering targets were often haphazardly repainted during the off-season, sometimes annually. Signed C W Parker Abilene, Kansas on verso, the sleek 27-inch-long hound crossed the finish line at $19,200 against an estimate of $6,000-$9,000.  A scarce 1930s sheet-iron shooting gallery target depicting an eye-catching “Cowboy Gunfighter” drew comparisons to a larger model that was made by William F Mangels of Coney Island, New York. While not as detailed as the similar target produced by Mangels, the cowboy auctioned by Soulis was a nice buy at $7,800, roughly the midpoint of its estimate range. A substantial “Fishing Boy” shooting gallery target of a type never before seen at auction was created as a single 46-inch iron casting mounted to an iron base plate. Its line of provenance included the aforementioned Tuckers, who, despite their vast knowledge on the subject of gallery targets, were unable to attribute it to a particular manufacturer. Neither were they aware of any other…

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    Soulis’ Dec. 10 Mid-Americana Gallery Auction serves up a visual feast of folk & outsider art, weathervanes, shooting gallery targets, old-paint furniture

    Featured: Fiske weathervane of legendary harness trotter St. Julien; targets depicting ‘Pancho Villa,’ cowboy gunslinger, large 19th C. mechanical lady lion tamer prying open lion’s mouth LONE JACK, Mo. – In September 2020, Soulis Auctions of suburban Kansas City knocked down record prices at their headline-making sale of the Richard and Valerie Tucker collection of carnival shooting gallery targets. The collection was notable for two reasons: it was arguably the finest of its type; and it triumphed in spite of being auctioned in the midst of the COVID pandemic. Offered alongside premier folk art, weathervanes, primitives and quirky handmade objects, the arcade targets found a cozy niche in which to reside. In so doing, they added a vibrant finishing touch to a formula Soulis would refine to perfection in subsequent Mid-Americana Gallery Auctions, the next of which is slated for Sunday, December 10. The pre-Christmas lineup includes so many tempting categories, the only way to uncover all of its hidden treasure is by browsing the catalog from cover to cover, which can be easily accomplished online through Soulis’ website or a choice of three bidding platforms. The main auction categories are folk, tramp, outsider and Native American art; with weathervanes, textiles, country furniture and accessories in old paint, and of course, an enviable selection of fresh-to-market figural shooting gallery targets. Large and outstanding mechanical shooting gallery target of lady lion tamer facing rampant lion. Circa 1890, painted sheet iron, probably English or Continental European. Successful shot to bull’s-eye causes lady’s arm to lower and lion’s jaw to open and bare sharp teeth. Size: 49in high x 36in wide x 20in (inclusive of stand). Estimate: $5,000-$10,000 The most unusual target is essentially a 49-inch-tall naïve artwork on sheet metal that depicts a lady lion tamer standing face to face with a rampant lion. Made circa 1890, the impressive oversize target is probably of English or Continental European origin and has a clever mechanical action. A successful shot to the bull’s-eye causes the lady’s arm to lower and the lion’s jaw to open, revealing fearsome upper and lower teeth. Its estimate is…

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    Soulis Auctions shines spotlight on giants of American Regionalism art movement, Oct. 14

    Fine & Decorative Arts Auction features important Thomas Hart Benton works with family provenance, art by John Curry, Grant Wood, Arthur Kraft; two stunning Birger Sandzen paintings LONE JACK, Mo. – Pride in “homegrown” artists who’ve gone on to achieve success on the national or international stage is what spurred the meteoric rise of Regionalist art. Perhaps no other part of the country has embraced the Regionalist art movement with more fervor than the Midwest, leading to the theme of Soulis Auctions’ October 14 event. The 320-lot Fine & Decorative Arts Auction is highlighted by original works created by luminaries of Midwest Regionalist and Kansas City art, including “The Big Three”: Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood. America’s heartland is where painter, muralist, printmaker and art educator Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) was born and spent most of his life. He also studied in Paris, lived in New York City for 20 years, and summered on Martha’s Vineyard for half a century, all experiences that broadened his artistic horizons and ultimately brought him global recognition.  Benton was a champion of Realism whose initial opposition to the Modernist movement seemed untenable, but in the early 1920s, Benton reconsidered and opted to explore the new style. That sea change in Benton’s career is embodied in an associated pair of artworks to be auctioned on October 14th as one lot. His mixed-media painting on board, executed circa 1922, is titled Benton Family on South Beach. The 13.75-inch by 9.5-inch work served as the study for a much larger (53-inch by 33-inch) textile which he envisioned his wife, Rita, embellishing with needlework. The linen panel was never fully stitched, thus leaving much of Benton’s original composition visible.  The study was museum-exhibited in 1990-91 and published in Henry Adams’ reference Thomas Hart Benton: Drawing from Life. Commenting on the study and its ultimate realization in large format on linen, Adams observed: “This is clearly quite a unique and personally significant piece from a pivotal moment in Benton’s artistic development.” Both the painting and unfinished needlework come from the family of the Bentons’ close…

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    Fair Play: Soulis Auctions’ 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair Exposition Sale

    Soulis Auctions of Lone Jack, MO is hosting its 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition sale on September 30, 2023. This 166-lot auction features a full spectrum of event memorabilia and souvenirs from a single family collection. The 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also known as the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, was engineered to highlight innovations across all global industries and took place from April 30 to December 1, 1904 in St. Louis, MO. Its campus included over 1,500 buildings with exhibitions by 50 countries, 43 states, and the U.S. Government. It cost nearly USD 15 million to produce the event– nearly $470 million in today's dollars. Here are some eye-catching highlights from this intriguing time capsule sale. Lot #7139, a collection of 17 silver spoons, is estimated at $50 to $500. Image courtesy of Soulis Auctions. This auction features a fine collection of souvenir spoons produced in honor of the 1904 World's Fair. Lot #7139, a collection of 17 sterling silver spoons, is estimated at $50 to $500. They range in size from about four inches to six inches long. Each is dedicated and themed to a venue, building, or landmark from the event. The spoons are elaborately and intricately decorated on both sides of their necks and handles, in their bowls, and even on the rear of their bowls in some cases. Souvenir spoons were a popular category of collectibles in the United States from the late 1880s through the early 1940s. The first one, which appeared in 1889, was produced by Galt & Bros. of Washington, D.C. to mark the centennial of George Washington's inauguration. By the early 1890s, these spoons were being made as souvenirs for most important events, gatherings, and occasions here in America. Their size, price point, collectibility, ease of display, and decorative appeal made them the perfect keepsake of their era. Lot #6956, three bronze table medals, is estimated at $50 to $500. Image courtesy of Soulis Auctions. Table medals also make a strong showing in this event. Lot #6956, three 1904 St. Louis World's Fair bronze table medals, is estimated at $50 to $500.…

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    Paintings by Influential German Artists Come to Sale With Soulis Auctions

    German artist Franz von Stuck was best recognized for his ancient mythology paintings and his characteristic Symbolist style. His subjects were highly influenced by the works of Arnold Böcklin. Stuck personally designed the frames of his paintings with a great deal of care and attention. Franz Stuck’s oil on panel painting titled Lauschende Faune (Listening Fauns) is a key highlight of the upcoming sale from Soulis Auctions. Like other paintings by the influential 19th-century artist, this one too explores the darker side of the human psyche. Another German-born artist, Hermann Ottomar Herzog, was known for his realistic landscapes. A circa 1900 untitled view of a glacial lake by the artist leads the fine art listings. The oil on canvas portrays a sunlit blue mountain lake and snow-capped peaks.  An Art Deco-inspired low center table by Kent Townsend is a furniture piece of interest in this auction. Crafted from exotic hardwood pau ferro, the tabletop features figured patterns radiating from the center to the scalloped edge. It comprises a single-handed dovetailed drawer and is supported by a columnar base elevated on three cast bronze feet. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.

  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    1899 oil painting by Munich Secession cofounder Franz von Stuck rediscovered after more than a century out of the public eye

    Exhibited by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1909, ‘Lauschende Faune’ will be auctioned without reserve by Soulis on September 23 LONE JACK, Mo. – A Met-exhibited artwork by the influential German Secessionist painter Franz von Stuck (né Franz Stuck, 1863-1928) has been rediscovered after being out of public sight for more than a century. Franz von Stuck (German, 1863-1928), ‘Lauschende Faune’ (Listening Fauns), circa 1899, oil-on-panel, in its present state Titled Lauschende Faune (Listening Fauns), the circa-1899 oil-on-panel with a distinguished history of museum exhibition is now known to have spent the last 60 years in a Kansas City residence. There, it was displayed by two consecutive generations of the same family, who were unaware of its background or true value. Soulis Auctions has been selected to sell the painting, without reserve, on the family’s behalf. It will be offered in a September 23 gallery auction, with all forms of remote bidding available. Until now, Lauschende Faune, whose alternative title is Belauscht (translation: “overheard” or “eavesdropped on”), had been documented in black and white only, first appearing in the German art journal Die Kunst in 1904. In 1909 it was depicted in The International Studio - An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art as part of a nine-page article by Christian Briton titled “The Collection of Hugo Reisinger: German and American Pictures.” Also in 1909, the painting was exhibited for seven weeks at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Remains of the label from that exhibition remain on verso. The exhibition’s catalog identified it as being the property of Hugo Reisinger, a banker, businessman and prominent art collector who was married to the daughter of St Louis, Missouri, brewery baron Adolphus Busch. Reisinger was also a member of The Met’s board of directors at the time. Later that year, Lauschende Faune was exhibited at both the Chicago Institute of Art and the Copley Society in Boston; but after that its next known museum appearance was not until 1919, when it was displayed at the Dallas Art Association’s First Annual Exhibition: Contemporary International Art. “The ten-year hiatus was almost certainly attributable…

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    Soulis Auctions Offers Vibrant Paintings by Birger Sandzén

    Birger Sandzén was a landscape painter who expressed a love of nature through his art. He is today known for his brushwork and contrasting use of light and dark. Offered in Soulis Auctions’ upcoming 23rd Annual Spring Fine Art Auction is an oil on board piece by Birger Sandzén, framed and signed in pencil. Titled Lake at Moonrise, Colorado, this 1925 piece is a key example of the artist’s style. It depicts a calm sea, mountains, and trees below a vibrant pink sunset. Sandzén executed the piece with thick impasto and sculptural brushstrokes. John Steuart Curry’s black-and-white lithograph will be available as well. Curry was among the prominent landscape painters who emerged in the American art scene in the 1930s. His recurring subjects included American history, farm life and animals, tornadoes, and prairie fires. The available 1930 lithograph depicts horses running under turbulent skies. View the full selection of fine art and register to bid by visiting Bidsquare.

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    Americana Week at Soulis Auctions tops $1M from sales of Mueller collection of American antiques and Tucker reference-book collection of shooting gallery targets

    ‘The bid is with the couple in the Jaguar, at $5,500!’ Auction guests enthusiastically embraced Soulis’ new drive-up bidding option as social-distancing alternative 19th-century tobacconist figure of Native-American princess, 69in, carved and gessoed pine, attributed to Samuel Robb. Sold online for $13,560 LONE JACK, Mo. – Some bid by phone, while others bid online, absentee or in person in a country-style socially distanced tent setting. But in this period of COVID-19 watchfulness, Dirk Soulis added something new to accommodate safety-conscious bidders at his company’s Sept. 19 and 26 Americana Week in Missouri auction series: drive-up bidding. “We set up about a dozen reserved parking spaces around the perimeter of the tent to allow bidders to watch the auction from their vehicles and bid by holding their paddles outside their car windows,” said owner/auctioneer Dirk Soulis. “Some attendees sat inside their hatchback vehicles with the rear doors opened up. Others pulled in as closely as they could, remained in their front seats – in some cases wearing masks – and monitored the proceedings by tuning to 87.7 on their FM dial.” Soulis left no detail to chance, even providing each drive-up bidder with a long-handled MacGyver-like bidding paddle crafted from a fly swatter with a numbered bidding card attached. “It was a simple concept that worked extremely well,” Soulis said. The million-dollar double-header held over two consecutive weekends started with the Sept. 19 sale of the Jerry and Cathy Mueller Americana collection. The 30-year assemblage, which had been divided into 250 select lots, was described by Soulis as “small but mighty.” There had been pre-sale interest in literally every subcategory, with the most inquiries aimed at the collection’s pie safes, optometrist trade signs, barber poles, and hardware store cabinets. In all, the no-reserve Mueller collection grossed $451,100 against an overall high estimate of $300,000. The sale’s top lot was a rare walnut/red paint pie safe, likely of Midwestern origin, decorated with 16 blue-painted punched tins and lettered with the name “LINCOLN” above crossed flags and floating stars. It sold to a phone bidder for $38,420, four times the high estimate. A…

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    Shooting Gallery Targets, Folk Art, Americana

    The World’s Greatest Shooting Gallery Target Auction, offered by Dirk Soulis Auctions, contains a selection of items from the Tucker Collection, including furniture and accessories, folk art, Americana, and early 20th-century iron shooting gallery targets. Most of the latter still retain their original paint. One of the targets up for bid is the 'Rowdy' target by Mangels, which is the only known example to exist. The large size and complexity of the target indicate that it was a centerpiece that would anchor a gallery display. The shooting gallery game would have contained only one light-up target like this one, which contributes to its rarity. Also in the sale is a companion clown target of similar size. Up for bid is a set of scale-model canvas banners from the 1930s, each touting acts and attractions form a real-life traveling railroad circus. These models, created by toy companies and craftsmen, were originally complete with tents, wagons, and the available banners. They were meant to be displayed on vertical wood posts near the circus. One of the banners in this sale is dated ‘5-9-31.’ Other items on offer include a wide variety of shooting gallery art, vintage hardware storage boxes, colorful round pantry boxes, and more. View any of these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare. 

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    The Jerry and Cathy Mueller Collection

    Drummers were considered an essential part of the American Civil War. Beyond regulating the marching of soldiers, drums worked as communication devices in camps and on battlefields. Each drum call was assigned a specific task. Army men were mandated to learn these drum calls to aid non-verbal communication during the war. A painted Civil War drum with the seal of North Carolina is available in the upcoming auction of Jerry and Cathy Mueller’s 19th-century Americana collection. The outdoor, country-style live event is presented by Dirk Soulis Auctions. The sale will feature a tobacconist figure from the 1880s. Attributed to master carver Samuel Robb, the unsigned statue features a Native American figure with a red dress, a yellow blanket, and tobacco leaves in hand. Other lots include weathervanes, painted furniture, accessories, gameboards, old figural windmill weights, barber poles, and more. Visit Bidsquare to view the entire catalog or register to bid.

  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    Ready, aim, fire! Soulis Auctions presents Richard and Valerie Tucker reference-book collection of antique cast-iron shooting gallery targets, Sept. 26

    Regarded as the ultimate collection of its type, the Tuckers’ 30-year assemblage of ‘Iron as Art’ includes many one-of-a-kind and very rare forms from late-19th/early 20th-century arcades Large 19th-century decorated mustard-paint apothecary chest, 57 x 46in. Estimate $1,500-$2,500 LONE JACK, Mo. – Ping! Bam! Clang! Those are the ear-piercing sounds that used to excite thrill seekers at target-shooting galleries of the late 19th- and early 20th centuries. Commonly seen at early midways, carnivals, saloons and other public places where people sought amusement, shooting galleries invited all comers – young and old – to step up, take aim and hopefully hit the target and win a prize. Each target was a sturdy, painted cast-iron form, usually replicating an animal or human figure. While originally intended as visual enticements that, over time, would become scrap metal, shooting gallery targets defied their intended lifespans. In the 1980s/’90s they were rediscovered, as art objects. Richard and Valerie Tucker were among the earliest collectors who embraced “iron as art,” and it is their incomparable shooting gallery target collection that will take center stage at Soulis Auctions on September 26. Rare and large 19th-century hitching post with iron ring, depicts head and face of dog with pleasant disposition, 13 x 10.5 x 8in. Estimate $1,000-$1,500 “The Tuckers are legendary as collectors of shooting gallery targets. They scoured the United States to locate the extraordinarily pieces in their collection, many of which are large and complex. A fair number of them are the only known examples of their type,” said Soulis Auctions’ owner/auctioneer Dirk Soulis. “Richard and Valerie documented their collection in a 2014 reference book they authored called ‘Step Right Up! Classic American Target and Arcade Forms.’ There isn’t a finer or more extensive collection of targets anywhere. In its particular category, it is the alpha and the omega.” Detailed iron figure of White Eagle Gas Company eagle mascot on plinth, circa 1920, 33 x 19 x 12in. Estimate $2,500-$3,500 Clowns were a popular subject in early carnival targets. The Tucker collection includes the only extant example of a William F. Mangels (Coney Island, NY) cast-iron…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    Soulis announces Sept. 19 no-reserve auction of exceptional 30-year Jerry and Cathy Mueller Americana collection

    Featured: 65 weathervanes, painted American furniture and accessories, figural trade signs, patriotic antiques LONE JACK, Mo. – A premier collection of Americana amassed over a 30-year period by Jerry and Cathy Mueller of Sioux City, Iowa, will be offered without reserve on Saturday, September 19 in an outdoor country-style live auction event hosted by Soulis Auctions. All mandated health precautions will be observed, including the wearing of masks and social distancing. Limited tent seating and “drive-in” bidding spaces will be available to those who attend in person. Remote bidding options include absentee, phone or live online through a choice of three online platforms. Circa-1801 Windsor stool, rare form with excellent original surface. Period note tacked to bottom reads, ‘Caleb made this stool for Sarah Chrismas [sic] 1801.’ Estimate $400-$600 “The late Jerry Mueller was already an enthusiastic collector networking with prominent dealers by the time he and Cathy got together. It became a shared interest for them and resulted in what I would describe as a small but mighty collection,” said Soulis Auctions’ owner/auctioneer Dirk Soulis. “There are 250 lots of select American antiques that reflect decades of well-informed buying and upgrading.” Exceptional early wigwag churn in strong original red paint with ‘alligatoring’ and patina that come with age and cannot be replicated. Size: 22 x 8.25 x 14.5in. Purported to be Shaker. Estimate $500-$700 The collection’s contents span many popular subcategories of Americana, such as: weathervanes, painted furniture, including cupboards and desirable punched-tin-panel pie safes; accessories such as pantry boxes and firkins; gameboards, old figural windmill weights, barber poles, and a wonderful array of trade signs for optometrists, druggists, bootmakers, jewelers and watchmakers. 19th-century tobacconist figure of Native-American princess, 69in, carved and gessoed pine, attributed to Samuel Robb. Estimate $8,000-$12,000 The auction will open with a circa-1880s tobacconist figure of a Native-American princess attributed to master carver Samuel Robb. Although not signed, the 69-inch gessoed pine figure exhibits all of the characteristics typically associated with Robb. It is completely original and retains a considerable amount of its original paint. “Even the few touch-ups on it are old,” Soulis noted.…

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    WWII archives of Tuskeegee Airman and Admiral John McCain Sr headline Soulis’ Aug. 1 auction

    Important 75-piece archive of personal and service items belonging to Tuskegee Airman William S. Powell Jr. Uniform includes A-2 leather jacket with squadron patch and name, flight suit and other apparel with all insignia, parachute, kit bag, flight log, many documents including Tuskegee diploma with signatures of classmates and instructors. Estimate $40,000-$60,000. KANSAS CITY, MO.- At age 7, Jack Angolia listed 10 things he wanted to accomplish in life, including “write a book” and “become a professional soldier.” He would far exceed those aspirations, earning two master’s degrees, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel in the US Army, and writing 38 books on military history. As if that weren’t enough, Angolia also built a phenomenal lifetime collection of World War II memorabilia that arguably rivals that of any great institution. That collection is set to be auctioned by Dirk Soulis in two sessions: an online-only event that closes for bidding on July 24, and an August 1 gallery sale led by the unique and historic wartime archives of Admiral John S McCain, and Tuskegee Airman William S Powell Jr. The extraordinary collection was displayed for several decades at Angolia’s home, its contents arranged in tableaux, many featuring uniformed mannequins. With an emphasis on authenticity, the appropriate accessories and medals were positioned exactly as they would have been when worn by their original owners during the war. The first of two headline lots in the sale chronicles the remarkable military career of Admiral John S. McCain Sr, patriarch of a consecutive three-generation dynasty of US Navy admirals that includes John S. McCain Jr and Senator John S McCain III. The extensive archive of the first Admiral McCain illustrates various achievements of his long military career, starting with his uniform and cap, numerous decorations and medals, including the Navy Cross and Distinguished Service Medal; and a large grouping that supports his Award of Knight Commander of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire and includes a large document signed by King George VI. Additionally, the archive includes McCain’s 1936 Naval Aviator Certificate, his 1945 Commission to the Rank of Admiral, hand-signed by…

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    The Ed McHugh Railroadiana Collection, Session II

    Peter Helck rose to fame with his automobile and train illustrations. Helck began painting at a young age, eventually creating more than 600 illustrations and advertisements in his career. The second session of the upcoming Ed McHugh Railroadiana Collection sale includes one of Helck’s works. This painting, offered by Dirk Soulis Auction, was commissioned for the New York Central Railroad. It is signed by the artist and dated 1945. Besides collectibles and fine art, the auction will also offer an 1855 model locomotive lamp case. The lamp has an internal burner set behind a bowl shape reflector, as well as two strap handles and a nickel-plated interior. This auction also offers a Great Northern Railway enamel sign and a Chicago and Eastern Illinois railroad drum head lens. For more information, visit Invaluable.  

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    Fine and Decorative Arts

    The upcoming Fine and Decorative Arts auction, offered by Dirk Soulis Auctions, presents the work of over 50 years of collection. A single owner gathered the available lots from local areas such as Kansas City and St. Joseph, as well as overseas while working in China. One of the available lots in the sale is a set of 32 prints illustrating The Fable of Cupid and Psyche by the “Master of the Die.” The identity of this artist remains unknown, but history notes that he was an Italian engraver from the early to mid-16th century who signed his prints with a small die mark. His work, including the prints offered here, was executed in the style of Raphael. Also up for bid is a large Gustave Lévy gilded bronze clock. Lévy was a Parisian bronze sculptor and manufacturer in the mid-19th century. His work won bronze medals in the 1862 World Exhibition, as well as a gold medal in the 1878 World Exhibition. The clock on offer is in working order and is listed in good condition. Other highlighted lots include an Erté signed drawing, several antique badges, a set of purple Chinese porcelain beasts, a collection of three Japanese Meiji shrines, and several chandeliers. View any of these lots and register to bid on LiveAuctioneers.