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Auction Description for Material Culture Auctioneers: October Estates
Auction Description:
October Estates: Fine and Folk Art, Asian Arts, Antiques, Decorative Arts, Antiquities, Oriental and Moroccan Rugs. Auction: Monday, October 31, 2016, 10AM EST. Exhibition: October 29-30, 11AM-5PM.
Sale Notes:
Exhibition: October 29-30, 11AM-5PM.

October Estates (580 Lots)

by Material Culture


580 lots with images

31 October 2016

Live Auction

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Vintage Coca Cola Police Man Sign

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Description: Vintage Coca Cola Police Man Sign. Double sided sheet metal on cast iron base. Size: 63'' x 26'' x 21.5'' (160 x 66 x 55 cm).

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Joe Brown (American, 1909-1985) Bronze Sculpture

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Description: Joe Brown (American, 1909-1985) Bronze Sculpture: Discus Thrower #2. Size: 9.5"H x 7"W x 8"D, (24 x 18 x 20 cm).

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RPM Supreme Motor Oil Big Run Advertising Banner

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Description: RPM Supreme Motor Oil Big Run Advertising Banner. Canvas. Size: 33'' x 55'' (84 x 140 cm).

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7 Vintage Japanese Baseball Jerseys

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Description: 7 Vintage Japanese Baseball Jerseys. Mid 20th C. Largest Size: 28" x 32" (73 x 82 cm).

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2 Antique Masonic Aprons

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Description: 2 Antique Masonic Aprons. An early 19th Masonic linen apron from Muirkirk, Scotland's St. Thomas Lodge, finely embroidered; and a velvet apron fringed and embroidered in silver thread. Largest Size: 22" x 32" (56 x 81 cm). Ex. Collection Pamela Scheinman, noted textile expert and writer for the magazine "American Craft", "Fiberarts" and "Surface Design Journal."

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3 Sherer Masonic Mnemonic Charts

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Description: 3 Sherer Masonic Mnemonic Charts. Each Size: 46" x 34" (117 x 86 cm).

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Fritz Erler (1868-1940) Poster

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Description: Fritz Erler (1868-1940) Poster: "Der 9te Pfeil, zeichnet Kriegsanleihe", color lithograph, 2 sheets, linen backed. Published in Stuttgart by Echstein & Stahle, 1918. Size: 55.75"L x 38.25"W (142 x 97 cm).

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Two Works: Marcello Dudovich and Ruth Coyle

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Description: Two Works: 1) Marcello Dudovich (Italian, 1878-1962) "Persil", color lithograph poster, c. 1952. Size: 38.5"L x 26.5"W, 98 x 67 cm (sight), Frame: 39.25"L x 27.25"W, 99 x 69 cm (frame); 2) Ruth [Innes] Coyle (New Zealand, 1908-2007) Watercolor illustration, an art deco design for Copra body lotion, c. 1935, Elam Art School. Exhibited at Hawkes Bay Museum, NZ in 1996. Size: 9.25"L x 6.5"W, 23 x 16 cm (sight), 18.75"L x 14.75"W, 47 x 37 cm (frame).

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Vintage French Poster: Theatre Le Bois Sacre

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Description: Vintage French Poster: Theatre Le Bois Sacre, Morphinomanes, lithograph. Size: 33" x 24". 84 x 61 cm (sight); 37" x 27.75", 64 x 70 cm (frame).

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Child's Folk Art Framed Arrowhead Vignette

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Description: Child's Folk Art Framed Arrowhead Vignette. Unique antique folk art frame, relief carved and painted with small arrowhead collection. Sight: 8"L x 5.25"W (20 x 13 cm); Frame: 10"L x 7.5"W (25 x 19 cm).

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Glass Humidor of Antique Clay and Glass Marbles

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Description: Glass Humidor of Antique Clay and Glass Marbles. Size: 7"H x 5"W x 5"D, 18 x 13 x13 cm (jar).

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3 Works by Maurice Woodlock (20th c.)

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Description: 3 Works by Maurice Woodlock (20th c.): 1) Blue Jay, painted nailheads on wood panel. Size: 14" x 11" (36 x 28 cm); 2) Alligators, painted nailheads on wood panel. Size: 17" x 17", (43 x 43 cm); 3) Palm Trees, painted nailheads on wood panel. Size: 16.5" x 18.25", 42 x 46 cm (frame).

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Antique Folk Art Memory Jug

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Description: Antique Folk Art Memory Jug. Size: 11.5"H x 7"W x 7"D, (29 x 18 x 18 cm).

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19th C Braided Hair Mourning Reliquary

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Description: Charming 19th C Pennsylvania Victorian Cut-paper and Braided Hair Mourning Reliquary. 3 braids mounted on a ruled page and bearing a renowned Free Will Baptist Sacred Melody reflecting on resurrection. Size: 9.75"L x 7.5"W, 25 x 19 cm (sight); 13"L x 10.75"W, 33 x 27 cm (frame).

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1940's Mexican Ex Voto

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Description: 1940's Mexican Ex Voto. Size: 7"L x 10"W, (18 x 25 cm).

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2 Mexican Pan De Huevos Y Nuez Advertising Signs

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Description: 2 Mexican Pan De Huevos Y Nuez Advertising Signs. Double sided. Masonite. Each Size: 16" x 24" (41 x 61 cm)

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Vintage Mexican Metal Advertising Sign

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Description: Vintage Mexican Metal Advertising Sign: Sistemo Americano Alterations. Size: 35" x 26" (89 x 60 cm).

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Vintage Mexican Trade Sign of Film Idol Pedro Infante

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Description: Vintage Mexican Trade Sign of Film Idol Pedro Infante. Painted metal on wood frame. Mexico City. Size: 47" x 36" (120 x 93 cm).

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Jim Bloom (American, b. 1968) The Autistic Spectrum

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Description: Jim Bloom (American, b. 1968) "The Autistic Spectrum", mixed media, with cardboard, newsprint, and latex gloves on canvas. Size: 48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm (stretcher).

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Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Cityscape

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Description: Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Cityscape, signed, found materials, paint on wood. Size: 24.5" x 48.5", 62 x 123 cm (board).

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Duane Michals (American, b. 1932)

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Description: Duane Michals (American, b. 1932) "A Letter From My Father", silver gelatin emulsion photograph, 1960, ed. 18/25, signed. Size: 8'' x 9.75'', 20 x 25 cm (sheet); 10.25'' x 12.25'', 26 x 31 cm (frame). Provenance: Acquired by the owner from the Artist's Brother (pictured right).

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Duane Michals (American, b. 1932)

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Description: Duane Michals (American, b. 1932) "Portrait of Andy Warhol" (Triptych). Set of 3 silver gelatin emulsion black and white photographs, circa 1973, inscribed "For Tim and Ann". Size: 6'' x 8.5'', 15 x 22 cm (each sight); 27'' x 14.5'', 69 x 37 cm (frame). Provenance: Acquired by the owner from the Artist's Brother.

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Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)

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Description: Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) "After the Party", screenprint, trial proof, signed. Size: 21.5'' x 30.5'', 55 x 77 cm (sheet); 25'' x 34'', 64 x 86 cm (frame).

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Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990)

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Description: Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990) "Free South Africa", 1985, color offset lithograph. Size: 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm). Along with 2 original marker drawings Attributed to the Artist: 1) 12'' x 19'' (30 x 48 cm) and 9.75"L x 11.25"W (25 x 28 cm).

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W. Lang (American, 20th c.) Two Works

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Description: W. Lang (American, 20th c.) Two Works, framed together, each an ink drawing on paper, each signed. Frame: 16.75"L x 20.25"W (42 x 51 cm).

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T. Dow Sanders (20th c.) Abstract Painting

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Description: T. Dow Sanders (American, 20th c.) Abstract Composition, Oil painting on board. Partial Label on verso: The Butler Institute of American Art. Size: 23.25" x 17.25", 59 x 44 cm (sight); 30.5" x 24.75", 77 x 63 cm (frame).

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Graham Sutherland (British, 1903-1980)

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Description: Graham Sutherland (British, 1903-1980) "The Meadow Chapel", 1928, signed in lower right margin. Sight size: 5.25"L x 6.25"W, (13 x 16 cm). Frame size: 14.75"L x 18.5"W, (37 x 47 cm).

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2 Works by European Printmakers: Kollwitz and Rouault

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Description: 2 Works by European Printmakers: 1) Kathe Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945) "Vier Manner in Der Kneipe", 1892/97, drypoint, a posthumous impression (Knesebeck, 15), unsigned, unnumbered, dry stamped: "VDBECKE...BERLIN-HALENSEE" l.r.; 2) Georges Henri Rouault (French, 1871-1958) "Son Avocat, en Phases Creuses, Clame sa Totale Inconsciences", etching with aquatint, monogrammed "G.R." and dated 1900 in the plate. Published by Vollard, Paris, 1922. Largest size: 21.75"L x 16.5"W, 55 x 42 cm (sight); 28.75"L x 23.25"W, 73 x 59 cm (mat).

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Roland Palanquet (Haitian, 20th c.) Village Scene

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Description: Roland Palanquet (Haitian, 20th c.) Village Scene, mixed media painting on board, signed. Size: 20" x 15", 50 x 39 cm (board); 21" x 17" 54 x 43 cm (frame).

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Tairona Gold Alloy Poporo Shaped Effigy (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Tairona Gold Alloy Poporo Shaped Effigy (1000-1500 CE). Oblivious male in visionary trance. Size: 3.4"L (9 cm).

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Tairona Gold Alloy Female Statue (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Tairona Rare Large Gold Alloy Vessel-Like Female Statue (1000-1500 CE) Female holding reliquary and obviously in a hallucinogenic trance. Well detailed and impressive. Size: 4.5"L (11 cm).

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Taino Cohoba Vessel, Frog Man Transformation (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Cohoba Vessel, Frog Man Transformation (1000-1500 CE). A Taino personal cohoba vessel, likely used for snuffing measured amounts of the ritual drug. A carefully carved Frog Man transformation; grey basalt in quadrant base design. 3"L x 2"W (8 x 5 cm).

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Fine Taino Freestanding Effigy/Cemi (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Fine Taino Freestanding Effigy/Cemi (1000-1500 CE); a very nice large freestanding effigy or cemi. Obvious male with eye and mouth surrounds, raised head band and large ear spools. Gently worn from ritual handling. Figure squats as if sitting on a duho, hands on knees staring forward with mouth open, obviously in cohoba trance. Made of diorite. 4.75"H x 2"W" x 1.75"D (12 x 5 x 4 cm).

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Important/Rare Taino Deflowering Fid (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Important/Rare Taino Deflowering Fid (1000-1500 CE). Used when young women reached puberty. Featuring a human animal (lizard) transformation with a band of water symbols just under figure. Beautifully made from a rich yellow Jasper. 4"L x 2.5"W (10 x 6 cm).

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Taino Recumbent Skeletal Frog Man (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Recumbent Skeletal Frog Man (1000-1500 CE). The recurved base suggests it may have been worn on arm. Eyes are raised in slits denoting a dream state or trance. Made of basalt. 4"L x 1.75"W, (10 x 4 cm).

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Taino Man/Iguana Transformation Pendant (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Man/Iguana Transformation Pendant (1000-1500 CE). A carved marble pendant of a reclining man transforming into an iguana. 3.5"L, (9 cm).

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Taino Shamanic Spirit Form (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Shamanic Spirit Form (1000-1500 CE). A Taino shamanic spirit form of voluted hands transforming from human to frog in fluid curvilinear design. Two "Y" shaped icons on base; carved serpentine. 4"H x 1.75"W x 4"D, (10 x 4 x 10 cm).

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Taino Ancestral Face (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Ancestral Face (1000-1500 CE). A fine grained and smoothly carved stone ancestral face with a well defined eye ridge and exaggerated ear spools; and deep set eyes and expressive mouth. 3.25"L x 3.5"W, (8 x 9 cm).

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Taino Frog/Man Transformation (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Frog/Man Transformation (1000-1500 CE) with hands and feet curling under belly. Carved green stone with white inclusions. 1.75"H x 1.75"W x 3.25"D, (4 x 4 x 8 cm).

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Taino Reclining Figure Atop an Ax Form (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Reclining Figure Atop an Ax Form (1000-1500 CE), A nicely patterned serpentine stone carving with a complex symbolic band of twin interlocking bird heads. Subject's feet bend over back and a secondary figure can be found looking down on back of head. Likely held during special ritual events. 4"L x 2.25"W, (10 x 6 cm).

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Taino Human/Animal Transformation Pendant (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Human/Animal Transformation Pendant (1000-1500 CE). A large stylized human-animal transformation pendant carved from a grey basalt-like stone. Slit raised eyes emphasize a drug induced trance commonly experienced by spiritualists. On reverse are ribs and a belly button. 3.5"L x 1.75"W, (9 x 4 cm).

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Taino Human/Animal Transition Stone Pendant (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Human/Animal Transition Stone Pendant (1000-1500 CE). A stone pendant made of beautiful semi-precious variegated serpentine. Very unusual piece as mouth is excessively broad indicating a frog persona while pose appears dog-like. Size: 4"L (10 cm).

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Taino Human/Lizard Transition Stone Pendant (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Human/Lizard Transition Stone Pendant (1000-1500 CE) A large human to lizard transformation pendant with a secondary face visible looking down on eyes and feet (mouth). Made of a basalt like hard stone. Size: 3.7"L (9 cm).

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Fine Taino Ancestral Head (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Fine Taino Ancestral Head. Very similar to the 3 pointed zemis (1000-1500 CE). Made of a rich blue-grey banded hard stone. Smooth from ceremonial handling, soft edges, concave base. Size: 5.7'' x 3.4'' (14 x 9 cm).

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Taino Bone Ladle (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Bone Ladle (1000-1500 CE). A small bone ladle likely used to distribute the hallucinogen cohoba during inhalation rituals. Hands are bent and rest on chest. Size: 4.4"L (11 cm).

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Exquisite Taino Marble Mask (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Exquisite Taino Marble Mask (1000-1500 CE). The stone is almost translucent. Possibly a god or ancestor with well sculpted facial features, head band and large ear spools. Size: 4.25"L (11 cm).

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Taino Complex Human to Animal Cemi (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Complex Human to Animal Cemi (1000-1500 CE) Two characters visible, one looking down on head and the other the profile. Both emerge from skeletal frame. Base has intricate full figure abstract characterization of a frog-like being. Size: 3.5"L (9 cm).

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Taino Bird-Shape Pendant (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Bird-Shape Pendant (1000-1500 CE) made of fossil coral. Long stylized beak with abstract wings. Eyes are slit indicating visionary trance. Size: 2.25'' x 2'' (6 x 5 cm).

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Taino Rare Large Bat-Like Form (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Rare Large Bat-Like Form (1000-1500 CE). Bats were associated with caves and the spirits of the dead and were considered the shaman's spiritual ally. Long legs suggest human interactions. Made from the back-end of a manatee skull. Size: 3.75'' x 3'' (10 x 8 cm).

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Taino Frog-Man Cemi/Stamp (1000-1500 CE)

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Description: Taino Frog-Man Cemi/Stamp (1000-1500 CE) with full base interlocking bird head symbol. This motif represents rain and wind and is associated with fertility and planting. Made possibly of a high grade semi precious Jasper and masterfully sculpted. Size: 3.25"L (8 cm).

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