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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Case XX <i>Cheetah</i> Knife Set
Lot # 388 - Case XX Cheetah Knife Set
Limited edition set includes 3 knives with jigged bone handles.
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Tribal Baskets
Lot # 108 - Tribal Baskets
lot of 3, diameters 12 in.; 6.5 in.; AND 5 in.
20th century
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*S&W Model 19-3 Revolver
Lot # 343 - *S&W Model 19-3 Revolver
.357 Mag. caliber, 4" barrel, S/N 42X40. Checkered walnut grips.
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Great Lakes Folk Art Boat Model
Lot # - Great Lakes Folk Art Boat Model
American (Michigan), early 20th century. A large wooden boat model in original red, white and black paint, with rigging, anchor and captain figure. On wooden cradle stand; oah. 36.75, lg. 37.
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American School Landscape, Oil on Canvas
Lot # 37 - American School Landscape, Oil on Canvas
American School (20th century), titled The Woods at Loch on verso, unsigned; 19.5 x 15.5 in.
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<i> Daniel in Lions Den </i>
Lot # 448 - Daniel in Lions Den
American; oil on canvas, 20th century. The painting depicts the biblical episode of Daniel in the lions' den. 16.75 x 10.75 in. (sight). Unsigned.
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Box of Cartridges for Wesson Rifle
Lot # 316 - Box of Cartridges for Wesson Rifle
44-100 caliber,  fifty extra long.  Manufactured by Union Metallic Cartridge Co,  Bridgeport Conn USA.  Green label with plaid designs on the rest of box.
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German WWI Officers Sword With Portepee
Lot # 318 - German WWI Officers Sword With Portepee
31" engraved blade In Treue Fest. Single brass guard with Lion head pommel with scabbard. Crest on landgent is Bayern.
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Luger Flat Board Shoulder Stock
Lot # 629 - Luger Flat Board Shoulder Stock
M-1908 Luger flat stock that mounts on holster. Locking Lug moves freely.
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US Model 1860 Staff & Field Sword
Lot # 316 - US Model 1860 Staff & Field Sword
Post Civil War 29" plain blade, single brass knuckle bow with clam shell hilt, all wire and ray skin wrap with scabbard.
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Navajo Silver and Turquoise Bracelet
Lot # 37 - Navajo Silver and Turquoise Bracelet
with sky blue stone surrounded on each side by a hand-wrought leaf,  length 5 in. x width .78 in. x gap 1.1 in.
ca 1970s
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Assorted Shotgun and Pistol Ammo Lot of Ten
Lot # 872 - Assorted Shotgun and Pistol Ammo Lot of Ten
Lot includes 5 boxes of shotgun ammo and 5 boxes of pistol ammo, 1, box Monark 12 ga., 25 count box. 1, box 12 ga. Kent, 25 count box. 1, box 12 ga. Western, 25 count box. 1, box of Remington 20 ga. Nitro Club, 25 count box. 1 box 12 ga. Baschieri & Pellagri, 10 count box, 4, boxes Western .32 S&W Long cleaning cutting, 50 count boxes and 1, box Western .38 Special, 50 count box.
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US WWII Army Archive Lt. C. A. Mattingly
Lot # 630 - US WWII Army Archive Lt. C. A. Mattingly
Archive includes bedroll named, 3, Dog tags, 45 shoulder holster, trench lighter, pair of spurs, 2 hoof tools, hat cord and insignia. Framed French flag that measures 15"x8". Flag is dated July 18th 1944.
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U.M.C. and Winchester .40 Calibre Creedmore and Ballard Ammunition
Lot # 280 - U.M.C. and Winchester .40 Calibre Creedmore and Ballard Ammunition
Full box of U.M.C. 20 rounds .40-50 for target practice 200 - 500 yards for long range sporting rifles, empty 20 rd. box of Winchester .40-70 for Ballard rifle.
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Italian Copy of a 1860 Army with Fluted Cylinder
Lot # 594 - Italian Copy of a 1860 Army with Fluted Cylinder
.44 caliber, 8" barrel with fluted cylinder, Walnut grips. Made in Italy.
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<i>The Interview, 1-5</i> by John Mendelson
Lot # 197 - The Interview, 1-5 by John Mendelson
John Mendelsohn (American, b. 1949), 20th Century.  Consisting of 5 oil on canvas works, each signed, numbered in the series and dated 1981 on canvas verso; each 20 x 31 in.
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Case XX Cheetah Vault Commemorative Knife Set
Lot # 374 - Case XX Cheetah Vault Commemorative Knife Set
Set includes two 6111 Cheetah knives, one with jigged burnt amber bone handles and one with crimson bone handles.  Made in 2011.
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Rim Fire Blank Gun Trap
Lot # 744 - Rim Fire Blank Gun Trap
.38 caliber RF blank, 2.5" octagon barrel, No. 3 on bottom. slam fire system.
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Powder Flasks, Lot of Two
Lot # 227 - Powder Flasks, Lot of Two
Shell design with screw top and adjustable spout 2.25 to 2.75 drams.  Second flask has nice oak leaf design and a boar's head in a panel on both sides.  Screw top and adjustable spout 2.25 to 2.75 drams. Also marked on the spout G. W. Hawksley.
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Two Pairs of Knee Guard Top Riding Boots ca.1900
Lot # 147 - Two Pairs of Knee Guard Top Riding Boots ca.1900
Black leather, first pair has decorative stitching on the knee guards and red leather lining.  Second pair with pointed toes and owner's name stamp "ADELCHI ZAMPERONI", who appears as an Italian army officer in the rank lists before 1908.
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