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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Navajo Eastern Reservation Weavings
Lot # 67 - Navajo Eastern Reservation Weavings
lot of 2 throws, including one woven of cream, black, and gold, 32 x 21 in.; AND another designed with a central stepped diamond and four small anchor points, 29 x 23 in.
mid-20th century
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US Assort Medals and Insignia, Lot of Thirty-Five
Early Parker Shotgun
Lot # 79 - Early Parker Shotgun
12 gauge, 28" barrel length, S/N 92230 (ca. 1898), Parker Bros marked on both sides of the receiver with engraved borders.  Damascus barrels with checkered walnut pistol grip and fore arm.  Black checkered butt plate with embossed hunting dog bust holding a woodcock.
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*North American Arms
Lot # 573 - *North American Arms "Guardian" Semi-Auto Pistol
.380 caliber, 2.5" barrel, S/N AF 00920. Stainless, black grips. Extra mag.
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Chilian 7mm Mauser Military Cartridge Box
Leitz Summicron, F2, 50mm Lens, Black
Lot # 35 - Leitz Summicron, F2, 50mm Lens, Black
Leitz Summicron-R F2, 50mm lens, S/N 2589296, in the original box
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French Spotting Scope in Case By Dumor of Paris
Clay trade Pipes Lot of Six From The Jim Richie Collection
Lot # 790 - Clay trade Pipes Lot of Six From The Jim Richie Collection
Clay trade pipes 1 marked WG in a circle, 1, marked M & T, 4, not marked.
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Cartier Sterling Goblets
Lot # 75 - Cartier Sterling Goblets
Sterling footed goblets each with a Florentine brush finish, marked Cartier Sterling; ht. 4.75 in, with original box. Total silver weight 8.31ozt (279.5g). 
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<i>Catalogue of the Surgical Section of the U.S. Army Medical Museum</i>
Lot # 290 - Catalogue of the Surgical Section of the U.S. Army Medical Museum
Woodhull, Alfred A. (Asst. Surgeon and Brevet Major, U.S. Army). Washington: Surgeon General, U.S. Army, GPO, 1866. 4to, half leather, marbled page edges, 5 spine bands, War Department gift label on ffep, Ex Lib., 664pp. Founded during the Civil War in 1862 to study and improve medical conditions, this may be the one institution that benefited from that conflict. It was able to acquire tens of thousands of examples, many from amputations. Each specimen also has information on from whom the part came, when, where, the surgeon performing the operation and outcome. For example, number 1155 was the lower end of a humerus: ...Two complete fracture pass through the articulation, above which the bone is thoroughly shattered. Captain W.F.T., Staff of General Slocum: Chancellorsville, 2d May 1863; excised by Surgeon H.E. Goodman, 28th Pennsylvania. Recovery, except as to pronation and supination, occurred in four months. Or a similar portion of bone: ...excised for perforation and shattering of the articulation by a conoidal ball. Private C.E.H., "A," 14th Connecticut: Morton's Ford, Va., 6th February; excised at Second Corps Hospital, 8th; died from pyaemia, 8th February, 1864.
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Hercules Powder Company Lithograph with a 1943 Calendar
Genre Scene, Oil on Board
Lot # 97 - Genre Scene, Oil on Board
Early 20th century, illegible signature l.r.; 14 x 19.25 in.
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Lot of Flint Hammers and mixed Lock Parts
Lot # 479 - Lot of Flint Hammers and mixed Lock Parts
Over 15 hammers, 8 frizzens, main springs and more.  A very good lot.
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Navajo Turquoise and Coral Split-Shank bracelets
Lot # 43 - Navajo Turquoise and Coral Split-Shank bracelets
lot of 3.  Includes a bracelet with a large turquoise surrounded by two coral stones, inside length 6 in. x width 1.5 in. x gap 1.25 in.; PLUS another bracelet with single turquoise and a single coral stone, inside length 5 in. x width 1 in. x gap 1.25 in.; AND the last with three turquoises, inside length 5 in. x width 1.3 in. x gap 1.25 in.
ca 1970s
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Illustration by Tom Hoyne, Watercolor
Lot # 1 - Illustration by Tom Hoyne, Watercolor
Tom Hoyne (American, 1924-1983), signed on verso; 13.75 x 18 in.
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Early 20th Century Copy of a Spanish Conquistador Helmet
Assorted Pistol Magazines And More Lot of Six
Lot # 471 - Assorted Pistol Magazines And More Lot of Six
Lot include 3, 1911A1 magazines, 1, P-35 Browning Hi-Power magazine and 1, Browning 1910/22 magazine. Also included are a pair of sports Inc. TC-45 grips for a 1911.
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Seven Early Government Reports on Kansas Territory, Tobacco & More,
Lot # 284 - Seven Early Government Reports on Kansas Territory, Tobacco & More,
seven early imprints including government reports related to: Kansas Territory (1856); growing tobacco (1837); a biographical speech on R. B. Hayes (1876) in the midst of his bid for the presidency; a Treasury Department revenue laws report(1813); as well as a booklet of speeches given at a dinner for Louis Kossuth.
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US Mexican War Colonel's Epaulettes and Tin
Lot # 118 - US Mexican War Colonel's Epaulettes and Tin
Infantry Colonel's epaulettes with eagles that have turned down wings. Housed in a J. H. McKenney japanned tin.
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