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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Assorted Leitz - Leica Camera Devices
Lot # 34 - Assorted Leitz - Leica Camera Devices
Leitz Behoo, Boowu, Synchronoblitzer, Chico Flashgun, and double release, all in original boxes
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Rare Box of 58 CF Cartridges
Lot # 271 - Rare Box of 58 CF Cartridges
Green label on buff-colored box marked 25 Cartridges for the Remington Carbine & Rifle.
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**Remington Model 11 Sportsman Shotgun
Lot # 435 - **Remington Model 11 Sportsman Shotgun
16 gauge, 27" barrel, S/N 1538811B. Includes single turn Polychoke on muzzle. With engraved game scenes on the frame. Checkered walnut stock and forearm.
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European Assorted Headgear, Lot of Four
Lot # 118 - European Assorted Headgear, Lot of Four
Lot includes French "coffee can" cap, Russian fur cap, British shako, and British pith helm.
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Portrait of Boy by U. Jerome,  Oil on Board
Lot # 126 - Portrait of Boy by U. Jerome, Oil on Board
U. Jerome (19th century), signed and dated 97 l.l.; 25.5 x 15.5 in.
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*Smith & Wesson Model 19-2 Revolver
Lot # 332 - *Smith & Wesson Model 19-2 Revolver
.357 magnum caliber, 2.5" barrel length, S/N 17733. Nickel finish with Smooth Rosewood grips. Case color trigger and hammer. In original box.
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Cannon Serenar F4 100mm Chrome Lens, Screw Mount
Lot # 57 - Cannon Serenar F4 100mm Chrome Lens, Screw Mount
Cannon Serenar F4.0, 100mm chrome lens, S/N 43873, screw mount, with original leather case.
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Maps of Ohio with Early Road Maps, Lot of 4
Lot # 281 - Maps of Ohio with Early Road Maps, Lot of 4
Map of Ohio State Highways Showing All Improved Roadways and Indicating System Constructed Under Administration of Governor Harry L. Davis. Columbus (OH): Ohio Department of Highways & Public Works, Apr. 1922. Key indicates: improvements completed in 1921; Improvements to be completed in 1922; improvements completed prior to 1921; earth roads. Edges frayed, toning, especially of edges; top frayed. One copy with paper tape repair on verso. Center still fairly bright.

Scarborough’s Map of Ohio, North-west Portion. Indianapolis: Scarborough Co., 1908. Back with reference map of whole state; varnished with cloth binding on edges; on two rollers.  Filthy (coal dust), brittle, splitting along rolls, but could be cleaned and stabilized.

Cram’s Superior Map of Ohio. Indianapolis: George F. Cram Co., 1940. 46.5 x 50 in. (print area 35 x 37.5 in.); index around 3 sides of map area. Two metal rollers, reinforced edges. Counties outlined in color. Heavily toned. Several tears (no paper appears to be missing); old cellophane tape on one tear.

Rand McNally & Company’s Detailed Survey and Road Map of Ohio. N.d. (ca 1915) 42 x 44 in, printed on cloth.  Brittle, bottom black (mildew), insect damage. Cloth missing. Cannot be photographed.
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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.
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Group of Ten Colt AR-15 5.56mm Magazines
Lot # 455 - Group of Ten Colt AR-15 5.56mm Magazines
Includes nine 30 round magazines and one 20 round magazine. All marked with the Colt name, caliber and address, along with the rampant colt logo.
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Newspaper Announcing Moon Landing
Lot # 251 - Buzz Aldrin Signed Newspaper Announcing Moon Landing
Lot includes 3 newspapers, 2 signed. The Wapakoneta Daily News for Monday, July 21, 1969, with Buzz Aldrin in black ink at top. This was, of course, the day American astronauts first stepped onto the moon's surface. And Wapakoneta is Neil Armstrong's home town. Lot also includes Nashville Tennessean for the same day, with Buzz Aldrin below "ssean" of the banner. Plus The Birmingham News for the same day, unsigned.
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**Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Rifle
Lot # 263 - **Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Rifle
.30 WCF caliber, 20" barrel, S/N 1342915. Walnut stocks, Redfield peep sight mounted on receiver. YOM: 1942 Standard Winchester barrel markings.
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**Pocket Pistols, Lot of Two
Lot # 32 - **Pocket Pistols, Lot of Two
Lot includes, one H&R double-action Model 1904, .32 caliber, 2.5" barrel, S/N 45610. Hard rubber grips. Pistol has most of the nickel finish.

And one Secret Service Special, .38 caliber, 3.25" barrel, plated finish, hard rubber grips, S/N 61776.
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US WWII Side Caps and Visor Covers, Lot of Twenty
Lot # 107 - US WWII Side Caps and Visor Covers, Lot of Twenty
Lot includes: nine WWI and WWII side caps, and 11 officer's and enlisted visor covers.
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Leitz Elmar F3.5, 60mm Chrome Lens in Box
Lot # 38 - Leitz Elmar F3.5, 60mm Chrome Lens in Box
Leitz Elmar F3.5, 65mm chrome lens, S/N 2068090, in the original Leitz Canada box.
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Leitz Elmar F4, 90mm Lens, with Screw Mount & Screw Front
Lot # 40 - Leitz Elmar F4, 90mm Lens, with Screw Mount & Screw Front
Leitz Elmar F4, 90mm lens, S/N 635682, with screw mount and screw front. Includes Leitz case.
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