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Tag: Cowan’s Auctions

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    American Indian Art

    Included in the upcoming American Indian Art auction is a Bannock sinew-backed bow with arrows and a Sioux quilled shirt and leggings from the collection of General Herbert Everett Tutherly. Also featured is a Northern Plains pipe tomahawk with a buffalo cutout from the Stanley Slocum Collection.  Presented in this…

    Otoe Beaded Hide Moccasins
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    Americana: Furniture, Decorative Art & Folk Art

    In the upcoming two-day sale, Cowan’s Auctions will feature an 1835 oil portrait of a young boy, identified as Jonathan Southwick. The child is dressed in a bright red outfit with gold buttons and white frill. In his hands is a hoop toy. This painting includes a small detail of…

    An American Schoolgirl Watercolor Cityscape, 19th Century
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    Fine and Decorative Art: Discovery Auction

    The upcoming Fine & Decorative Art: Discovery Auction presented by Cowan's Auctions will feature an assortment of American and European paintings, prints, furniture, rugs, pottery, and porcelain. Highlighted in the auction is a pair of 19th-century bronze sculptures depicting a Native American maiden and warrior in canoes, both mounted on marble bases…

    Duchoiselle (French, 19th century) Bronze Sculptures
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    American Indian Art: Timed Auction

    The warmth a Moki blanket brought the Navajo people during long winters made it one of their most prized possessions. Moki blankets and rugs, like the one available in the American Indian Art Auction by Cowan's, are among the most popular forms of Native American decorative art for collectors. In…

    Hopi Anya Mana (Corn Maiden) AND Tahaum Soyoko (Black Ogre's Uncle) Katsinas, From The Harriet and Seymour Koenig Collection, New York
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    Asian Art: Discovery Auctions

    The Asian Art: Discovery auction presented by Cowan’s offers decorative and fine art, as well as furniture, from throughout Chinese history. A Chinese/Tibetan urn is among the most visually-striking lots in this auction. White jade mountings against the bright turquoise give the piece its visual appeal as a dragon peeks…

    Chinese Qing Dynasty Hu-form Vase
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    Fine Silver: Discovery Auction

    The Fine Silver: Discovery Auction, presented by Cowan’s Auctions, is a collection of fine silver from brands such as Tiffany & Co, Gorham, Reed & Barton, and more. Among the featured lots is a 162-piece sterling silver flatware set in a rose pattern by Stieff Company. This vintage brand was…

    Lunt Sterling Flatware Service, Carillon, Plus
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    American Indian Art: Timed Auction

    Edward S. Curtis devoted his life to documenting the experience of Native Americans across the West. Several photographs produced by Curtis are available in the American Indian Art timed auction, offered by Cowan's. Like Curtis' photographs, each of the auction's 273 lots offers a look into the lives of Native…

    Seminole Palmetto Dolls/Auctiondaily
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    American Indian and Western Art

    Tomahawks were an essential tool for many Native Americans, first for hunting and chopping, and then for defense. But both American and British officials would later use tomahawks as peace offerings for Native American tribal leaders. An example of a gifted, or presentation-style, tomahawk is available in the upcoming American…

    Cowan's Auctions
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    The James B. Scoville Collection: Premier Auction

    The James B. Scoville Collection auction, presented by Cowan's, is a 204-lot event featuring fine art and ethnographic pieces from the 19th and early 20th century America. The lot with the highest estimated value is a painting by C.M. Russell, "Inspection of a Permit". Russell worked as a cowboy and…

    Pair of Plateau Beaded Hide Toy Cradles, From the James B. Scoville Collection/AuctionDaily
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    American History

    From stereoscopic images of Yellowstone National Park to rare war letters from the Nez Perce, the American History: Timed auction presented by Cowan’s Auctions has something for every collector and history lover. Featured in the auction are 85 stereoviews of Yellowstone National Park. This includes pictures of Old Faithful Geyser,…

    American History Cowan's Auctions
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    Fine and Decorative Art: Live Discovery Auction

    Art from the Renaissance period is unlike all others. Such art forms, that go beyond the visual arts, include revolutionary pieces of furniture from the period. Fine and Decorative Art: Live Discovery Auction by Cowan's Auctions builds upon these themes, featuring a monumental, Renaissance, revival-style sideboard as the highest bid…

    Fine and Decorative Art: Live Discovery Auction
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    Fine and Decorative Art: Premier Auction

    As Modernism made its way into the realm of art, many shared a prevailing desire to create new aesthetic reality. The pieces offered in the upcoming Fine and Decorative Art: Premier Auction by Cowan's Auctions shows the transformation of mimetic tradition into the rebellious mood of the 20th century. Works…

    Lalique Red Poissons Vase/Auctiondaily
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    Fine and Decorative Art: Premier Auction

    As Modernism made its way into the realm of art, many shared a prevailing desire to create new aesthetic reality. The pieces offered in the upcoming Fine and Decorative Art: Premier Auction by Cowan's Auctions shows the transformation of mimetic tradition into the rebellious mood of the 20th century. Works…

    Fine and Decorative Art: Premier Auction/Auctiondaily
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    American Indian Art: Timed Auction

    The warmth a Moki blanket brought the Navajo people during long winters made it one of their most prized possessions. Moki blankets and rugs, like the one available in the American Indian Art Auction by Cowan's, are among the most popular forms of Native American decorative art for collectors. In…

    Cowan’s Auctions
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    Firearms and Accoutrements Auction

    Firearms shaped world history. In the centuries following the invention of gunpowder in China, the world’s armies and rulers worked feverishly to create new weapons that would change the course of a battle from great distances. Over the centuries, firearm technology has developed from holding a burning fuse to a…

    Firearms and Accoutrements Auction
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    American Indian and Western Art

    Originally, tomahawks were stones fastened to wooden handles. It wasn’t until the Europeans introduced metalwork to the American Indians that tomahawks such as this one, available in the American Indian and Western Art auction presented by Cowan’s Auctions, were possible. Sadly, in the years ahead, American Indian tribes would often…

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    Fine Coins and Currency

    The Fine Coins and Currency: Timed Live Auctioneers Auction by Cowan’s Auctions is a traditional live auction.  It showcases many fine coins and rare currency.  Featured is one United States $20 gold Liberty Head by Kellogg & Co. and dated 1854 with a PCGS grade of AU50.  One United States…

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    Firearms and Accoutrements Auction

    Rifle and weaponry enthusiasts will discover a wealth of  history and culture in Cowan’s Auctions’ upcoming Firearms and Accoutrements Auction. With an expansive assortment of over 300 available weapons, interested collectors will have a broad selection to pick from and top off a firearms collection. Almost every weapon in the…

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    Fine and Decorative Art, Including Americana

    This is the premier of two “Fine and Decorative Art, Including Americana” auctions being held by Cowan’s Auctions this Summer. The collection on auction is quite large, heavily slanted toward American works, though it also at times is interspersed with European art or other items of interest. There are many…

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    Fine and Decorative Art, Including Americana: Live Discovery Auction

    A taste of an American home is offered by Cowan’s at the Fine and Decorative Art, Including Americana: Live Discovery auction. It also showcases a broad range of artwork from several different categories. Wood-carved centerpieces, glazed stoneware pitchers and molds, and a sterling flatware set from Wallace are samples of…

    Fine and Decorative Art, Including Americana Live Discovery Auction by Cowan