Modern and Contemporary Art + Design

Cowan's Modern and Contemporary Art and Design department specializes in works of art from the Art Deco period up to the present. Our auctions feature fine art, works on paper, studio glass and pottery, as well as design and furniture, including works by George Nakashima, George Nelson, Robert Motherwell, Jim Dine, Kenneth Noland, Alexander Calder, Joan Miro, Louise Nevelson, Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, Harvey Littleton, Betty Woodman, Peter Voulkos, Beatrice Wood, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Harry Callahan. Cowan's holds two Modern and Contempary auctions annually, in the spring and fall, in our Cleveland salesroom. We welcome exceptional consignments throughout the year.

Consign now by filling out our online consignment form or contact us at 513.871.1670 ex 220 or e-mail modern@cowans.com

Department Director

Pauline Archambault and Jennifer Howe
Specialist

Contact Information
Contact Pauline at 513.871.1670 (ext. 220)
Contact Jennifer at 513.871.1670 (ext. 221)

Pauline Archambault, a French native, is a specialist in the Fine and Decorative Arts Department at Cowan's. She holds a Master's degree in Art History from the University of Cincinnati with a concentration on Contemporary Art, her research focusing specifically on installation and performance art. Her interests also include modernist and postwar photography and painting. Contact Pauline directly at pauline@cowans.com or at 513-871-1670, ex 220.

Jennifer Howe is a specialist in the Fine and Decorative Art Department here at Cowan's. Her other interests include contemporary art and design. Howe holds a Master's Degree in Art History from the University of Minnesota. She has taught art history and museum studies courses at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, including the course Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Howe's research and publications have focused on Cincinnati furniture, silver and Arts and Crafts metalwork. She was an editor and contributing author of the book Cincinnati Art-Carved Furniture and Interiors (2003). Contact Jennifer directly at jenniferhowe@cowans.com or at 513-871-1670, ex 221.




 

don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
*Colt Single Action Army Revolver In Original Box
Lot # 349 - *Colt Single Action Army Revolver In Original Box
.44 caliber, 7.5" barrel, S/N 99263SA. Blue finish with casehardened frame. Checkered hard rubber grips with rampant colt and eagle and shield logos. In original brown box with paperwork.
> Item Details
No 2 Remington UMC Primed Empty
Lot # 326 - No 2 Remington UMC Primed Empty
Primed brass base with yellow paper.  Marked on the bottom of the base Remington UMC No 2.
> Item Details
*Mossberg Model 88 Slide Action Shotgun
Lot # 426 - *Mossberg Model 88 Slide Action Shotgun
12 gauge, 21" barrel length, S/N MVO7496X, markings on the left side of the frame "Model 88" over "12 GA." over "Maverick" over "By Mossberg".  Blue finish throughout with black polymer pistol grip and forearm.  Comes in original Mossberg box.
> Item Details
Fall Landscape by Roscoe Babcock, Oil on Board
Lot # 51 - Fall Landscape by Roscoe Babcock, Oil on Board
Roscoe Lloyd Babcock (American, 1897-1981), signed l.r.; 17.5 x 23.5 in.
> Item Details
Three Volumes from the Rugby School
Lot # 299 - Three Volumes from the Rugby School
Includes: Scott, (Sir) Walter. The Poetical Works. London: Frederick Warne & co., n.d.(ca 1895). 8vo, tree calf, gilt spine with 5 bands and brown label, gilt front border and doublure edges, gilt crest of Rugby School (Warwickshire, England), marbled endpapers and page edges; 758pp. Front endpaper with bookplate indicating this is an award for German studies, 1899, signed by H.A. (Herbert Armitage) James, headmaster, 1895-1910.

Southey, Robert. The Life of Nelson. London: Bickers and Son, 1895. 8vo, bound same as previous, but with red spine label; also an award; 351pp plus page with facsimile examples of Nelson's signature over the years.

Maxwell, W.H. The Life of Wellington. London: Bickers & Son, 1890, "New Edition." Bound as the previous two (also an award), red spine label; 387pp.
> Item Details
*AMT Automag II Semi-Automatic Pistol
Lot # 572 - *AMT Automag II Semi-Automatic Pistol
.22 rimfire magnum caliber, 3.5" barrel, S/N P06257. Parkerized finish, black rubber grips.
> Item Details
Four Duck Illustrations
Lot # 484 - Four Duck Illustrations
Four color prints depicting ducks. Illustrations with captions at the bottom of each print. 8.5 x 11 in. (sight).
> Item Details
Navajo Bolos with Turquoise
Lot # 35 - Navajo Bolos with Turquoise
lot of 2, includes a bolo with single large turquoise set on abstract leaf motif, length 3.25 in.; AND the other resembling a small concha with single turquoise stone, diameter 1.5 in.
third quarter 20th century
> Item Details
Five Combustible Envelope Cartridges Packet
Lot # 313 - Five Combustible Envelope Cartridges Packet
.31 caliber, "5 Combustible Envelope Cartridges, made of Hazard's Powder for Either Colt's or Whitney Revolving Belt Pistols."
> Item Details
Portrait Woodblocks by Kiyoshi Saito
Lot # 150 - Portrait Woodblocks by Kiyoshi Saito
Kiyoshi Saito (Japanese, 1907-1997).  Woodblocks on paper, each signed in graphite within the plate; each15 x 10 in.
> Item Details
Winter Landscape by Dale Ratcliff, Acrylic on Board
Lot # 73 - Winter Landscape by Dale Ratcliff, Acrylic on Board
Dale Ratcliff (American, late 20th century), titled Vermont Mill on verso, signed l.l.; 8 x 10 in.
> Item Details
Early Eagle Flask
Lot # 219 - Early Eagle Flask
Early military-style eagle on both sides. Adjustable spout.
> Item Details
European Military Uniforms, Lot of Three
Lot # 117 - European Military Uniforms, Lot of Three
Lot includes: one Russian Navy CPO-style coat; one West German Army uniform; and one Swiss Army uniform.
> Item Details
Illustration of Woman by Livingston Geer, Oil on Canvas
Lot # 3 - Illustration of Woman by Livingston Geer, Oil on Canvas
Livingston Geer (American, 19th/20th century), signed l.r.; 23.5 x 13.5 in.
> Item Details
Musket Tools Lot of Four From The Jim Richie Collection
Lot # 304 - Musket Tools Lot of Four From The Jim Richie Collection
Lot includes a Austrian musket tool, 2, powder measures and a worm.
> Item Details
Edward Curtis Photogravures of American Indians
Lot # 372 - Edward Curtis Photogravures of American Indians
Lot of 9 octavo-sized prints on quarto-sized sheets, removed from binding, each marked From Copyright Photograph 1927 by E.F. Curtis, captioned: The Wolf, Animal Dance-Cheyenne; Sun Dancers-Cheyenne; Medicine Tripod-Apsaroke; Ukowuhhuh, Hooper Bay; Frame of the Sun Lodge-Piegan; Das Lan - Apache; Cree Woman with Fur Robe; Hooper Bay Man; and Cree Fishing Camp
> Item Details
Civil War Era Pocket Knife
Lot # 19 - Civil War Era Pocket Knife
Stag handle pocket knife with German silver left and right end bolster.  Right end bolster is marked "C.16."
> Item Details
*Hawes HS Model 21S Single Action Revolver With Box
Lot # 379 - *Hawes HS Model 21S Single Action Revolver With Box
.22 LR caliber, 5.5" barrel, S/N 513689. Blued finish, plastic grips, manufactured in W. Germany. With original green box and has extra .22 mag. cylinder and cleaning brush.
> Item Details