Art and antiques from the antebellum South mix with artifacts and art of the Old Southwest at the Winter Case Antiques Auction, set down for January 23 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The 900+ lot auction will also include the William Zarnan estate collection of Continental decorative arts, including art glass and paintings, plus outstanding Asian antiques, trade signs and folk art, historical and presidential memorabilia, and a trove of silver items and estate jewelry.
Below, weve listed a few of our favorite lots from the sale, but with such a treasure trove of fantastic pieces up for grabs itd be a crime not to head over to Bidsquares Auctions page to view the catalog in its entirety. Let face it, chances to nab quality pieces at such competitive prices dont come along every day. Time to circle the wagons and get busy!
Jim Nortons “Days Gone By,” a large oil on canvas depicting a band of Native Americans overlooking a canyon at sunset, leads a roundup of Western genre paintings. Selling as Lot 510, this atmospheric work is by an artist who gained a first hand knowledge of ranch life from a youth spent in West Wyoming.
Tiffanys has long been a name synonymous with quality, and the selling of Lot 54 presents bidders with a rare opportunity to acquire a 62-piece sterling flatware service in the companys exotic “Lap Over Edge Pattern” – with each piece hand-wrought in a unique design.
It wouldnt be an art sale without Picasso. Lot 432, a bullfight aquatint titled "La Corrida," is pencil signed by the Spanish master and dates to Paris, 1956.
Lot 8 is a fascinating piece - a Chinese inlaid rosewood and white jade Ruyi scepter. The white jade plaques depict the life and work of a famous Chinese poet and were carved during the Kang Hsu period (1690-1712).
Those looking to spruce up their beach house with some tasteful decoration should circle Lot 581 in their catalogs - two Rutherford B. Hayes presidential china plates from the 1880 edition of the service designed for the White House by Theodore Davis for Haviland.