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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Lot of 2 Consisting of One Hyena Skull Mount and 1 Set of Antelrs with Partial Skull Mount
Lot # 728 - Lot of 2 Consisting of One Hyena Skull Mount and 1 Set of Antelrs with Partial Skull Mount
Hyena skull mount on wooden plaque.  Plaque is marked "Hyena 1965."  Measures 14" by 8".  Antlers with partial skull mount on wooden plaque.  Plaque is marked "A. Taylor Mar Forest Sept. 1976."  Measures 26" by 21".
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Lalique Nude Vase Bacchantes
Lot # 65 - Lalique Nude Vase Bacchantes
Lalique (France, 20th Century).  Tapered vase with frosted, raised nude female figures, marked Lalique Paris; Ht. 9.75 in.
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**Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight Slide Action Shotgun
Lot # 677 - **Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight Slide Action Shotgun
.20 Ga. caliber, 26"barrel with Poly-choke, S/N 818170-1. walnut stocks,
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Original September 1899 Marlin Repeaters Catalog
Lot # 299 - Original September 1899 Marlin Repeaters Catalog
An original Marlin Repeaters catalog from September, 1899, featuring an illustration by Edmund Osthaus of a gentleman with two hunting dogs.
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*Belgium Browning Lightning Over & Under Shotgun
Lot # 672 - *Belgium Browning Lightning Over & Under Shotgun
12 ga., 32" barrel with 2.75" chamber, Broadway Rib, S/N 98680. Blued finish, checkered walnut stock. Light scroll engraving on both sides of the receiver.
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Leitz Hektor F4.5, 135mm Lens
Lot # 46 - Leitz Hektor F4.5, 135mm Lens
Leitz Hektor F4.5, 135mm black body lens, S/N 441386, with leather case.
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Japanese WWII Bugle
Lot # 256 - Japanese WWII Bugle
12.5" brass bugle with red artillery cord. maker marked on bell Tanabe.
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Custom-Made Hand-Tooled Leather Holster And Cartridge Belt
Lot # 124 - Custom-Made Hand-Tooled Leather Holster And Cartridge Belt
3.5" wide dark brown leather line tooled belt with 35 cartridge loops, nickel frame buckle, marked "Ringler."  Complete with matching double loop revolver holster.
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Iver Johnson Armories Fitchburg, Mass. Lithograph
Lot # 131 - Iver Johnson Armories Fitchburg, Mass. Lithograph
21.5" x 36" image. Bottom left marked Kyes N. Woodbury Worcester, Mass.  Subtext reads Iver Johnson's Arms and Cycle Works Fitchburg, Mass.
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British Bowie Knife By Harrison Brothers and Howson
Lot # 49 - British Bowie Knife By Harrison Brothers and Howson
6" clipped point blade, stag handles, maker marked Harrison Brothers and Howson Sheffield England. made after 1891.
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*Winchester Model 9422 Lever Action Rifle
Lot # 264 - *Winchester Model 9422 Lever Action Rifle
.22 S, L and LR caliber, 20" barrel, S/N F679665. With hood front sight and adjustable rocky mountain rear sight. Blue finish, walnut stock.
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Sportsman's Image by Edmund Osthaus
Lot # 138 - Sportsman's Image by Edmund Osthaus
19.5" x 14.5" (sight only) lithograph by Edmund Osthaus.
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Automobile by Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Folk Artist
Lot # 6 - Automobile by Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Folk Artist
Jimmy Lee Sudduth (African-American, 1910-2007).  Oil on board, a whimsical depiction of an automobile in warm palette, signed l.l. in graphite; 24 x 24 in.  Housed in original frame.
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Austrian Engineer Model 1853 Sword
Lot # 312 - Austrian Engineer Model 1853 Sword
18 blade dated 1887, wooden three-rivet handle. Leather scabbard.
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**Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Rifle
Lot # 262 - **Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Rifle
.30-30 Caliber, 20" barrel length, S/N 3639866, Winchester markings and address in 2 lines on the left side of the barrel.  Blue finish throughout with walnut stock and forearm.  Black Winchester checkered butt plate.
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Navasie Hopi Jar
Lot # 51 - Navasie Hopi Jar
height 5.25 in. x diameter 8.25 in.
third quarter 20th century
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German Post-WWII Medals and Badges, Lot of Five
Lot # 731 - German Post-WWII Medals and Badges, Lot of Five
Lot includes 5 post copies of Infantry assault badge, SA sports badge, black wound badge, 4-year Long Service medal, Italian Campaign medal.
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