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.




 

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Cowboy Blanket Rolls, Lot of Three
Lot # 387 - Cowboy Blanket Rolls, Lot of Three
Rolled wool 19th - early 20th century commercial blankets with multiple colored strips.  Two of the rolls retain leather strap carriers.  Typical cowboy blankets good for display with early western saddles.
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<i>Hazard Powder Company</i> Sample Can
Lot # 171 - Hazard Powder Company Sample Can
2.25" x 2"; tiny drum with a label on one end.
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Dahlens Dalum Chrome Wire Chair
Lot # 35 - Dahlens Dalum Chrome Wire Chair
Swedish, ca. 1950s. Chrome wire chair with curved base and top, wired seat with detachable round leather cushion, all on a flat four legged base marked Dahlens Dalum; ht. 34.25 in.
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Case XX <i>Cheetah</i> Knives, Lot of Six
Lot # 385 - Case XX Cheetah Knives, Lot of Six
Lot includes 6 knives, 4 with abalone handles and 2 with mother-of-pearl handles.
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US Vietnam Era Army 2nd. Infantry Enlistedmans Tunic
Lot # 578 - US Vietnam Era Army 2nd. Infantry Enlistedmans Tunic
A dressed out 2nd Infantry Division Sgt. 1st. Class EM Tunic with CIB, Vietnam Ribbons, collar brass
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<i>Tiffany & Co.</i> Sterling Bowl and Tray
Lot # 73 - Tiffany & Co. Sterling Bowl and Tray
American, 20th century.  A sterling silver Tiffany & Co. tray and bowl, both marked Tiffany & Co. / Makers / Sterling Silver / 925-1000 on bottom, the tray with inscription January 5, 1924; largest dia. 10.25 in., total silver wt. 30.06ozt (935g).
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**New England Arms Single Shot Shotgun
Lot # 692 - **New England Arms Single Shot Shotgun
12gauge, 24" barrel length, S/N NK450024, top of barrel marked "Pardner Tracker II SBI".  Left side of the frame is marked in 4 lines with address, model and patent dates.  Blue barrel with case color frame.  Walnut pistol grip stock and forearm.  Black recoil pad.
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Tiffany Studios Gold Favrile Decanter and Cordials
Lot # 58 - Tiffany Studios Gold Favrile Decanter and Cordials
American, early 20th century, a Tiffany decanter in gold  iridescent glass with pinched detail to body and polished pontil, signed L.C.T. U6342; ht. 10.75 in; And twelve assembled Tiffany gold favrile glass cordials, all marked L.C.T. all with various numbers; largest ht. 1.75 in. 
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US WWI 1911 Holster and Belt Hanger
Lot # 609 - US WWI 1911 Holster and Belt Hanger
Lot includes a 1911 brown leather holster maker marked Perkins & Campbell and dated 1917 with the leather belt hanger.
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German Post-War SS Side Cap and Olympic Medals, Lot of Three
Fratelli Coppini Italian Silver Buckle
Lot # 467 - Fratelli Coppini Italian Silver Buckle
Renaissance revival .800 silver buckle by the Italian maker Fratelli Coppini,silver wt. 3.06otz (147.1g), ht. 2.5 wd. 6 in.
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**Belgium Side by Side Double Barrel Shotgun
Lot # 680 - **Belgium Side by Side Double Barrel Shotgun
16ga. caliber, 29.5" barrels, NSN. Engraved receiver and trigger guard, checkered walnut stocks.
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Leitz 21mm Viewfinder
**Mauser Model 1934 Semi-Auto Pistol
Lot # 103 - **Mauser Model 1934 Semi-Auto Pistol
7.65 caliber (.32 ACP), 3.375" round barrel length, S/N 251039.  Left side of the slide action marked "Waffenfabrik Mauser A:G Oberndorf A.N. Mauser's Patent".  Right side of slide action marked "Mauser 7.65".  Blue finish with checkered walnut grips.
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**Marlin Model 19-S Slide Action Shotgun
Lot # 290 - **Marlin Model 19-S Slide Action Shotgun
12 ga., 30" barrel, S/N A 7539. Barrel marked Special Smokeless Steel and with Marlin  name, address, patent dates through May 19, 08. The upper tang is marked Marlin Model No. 19-S. With checkered walnut pistol grip stock and forearm. Includes rubber buttpad cover.
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Three Small Powder Horns
Lot # 200 - Three Small Powder Horns
All horns are ca 8" in length. One horn is crudely engraved with images of various animals including birds, dogs and a deer.  One horn with tack ornamentation on  the buttplate.
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Petal Subminiature Camera and Micro 16 Spy Camera