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  • 1944 Martin guitar could bring $44,000 ahead of a Picasso ceramic jug
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    Will Davison
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1944 Martin guitar could bring $44,000 ahead of a Picasso ceramic jug

Cowan's Summer Fine and Decorative Art Auction will take place on Saturday, July 23, and promises to be an exciting event. The 364-lot sale, to be held at Cowan's sales room, will offer fine and decorative art items from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

Highlights in the sale include a 1944 Martin D-28 herringbone guitar and a Cincinnati Art Carved sideboard with Benjamin Pittman carving. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

Martin 1944 D 28 Herringbone guitar
A fully functional antique: the Martin 1944 D-28 Herringbone guitar

Cowan's will offer a George Jensen sterling coffee and tea service, estimated to bring anywhere from $15,000 to $25,000.

This coffee and tea service is made in the blossom pattern and includes a coffee pot, teapot, covered sugar, cream pitcher, milk jug and oblong tray, all of which have carved ivory side handles.

The 1944 Martin D-28 herringbone guitar is estimated to sell for $30,000-$40,000. The guitar still retains its original keys. C.F. Martin & Co.'s primary factory is located in Nazareth, Pa., and is renowned for its high quality lines of guitars.

A Cincinnati Art Carved sideboard with Benjamin Pittman carving, possibly made for exhibition is estimated to bring $10,000-$15,000. It is a rare example of a Cincinnati Art Carved School piece bearing the personal stamp of the school's founder.

Another great item in the sale is a copper panel by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer. The panel is American, circa 1913, and is embossed with fish and sea creatures with bejeweled eyes and is estimated at $5,000-$7,000.

It is mounted in a wood frame, under glass, and rests on a small custom-made tabletop.

A monumental sideboard, attributed to Alexander Roux, is expected to bring anywhere from $6,000-$10,000. This beautifully carved 19th-century American sideboard was manufactured by P. Mallard of New Orleans.

A Large KPM Porcelain plaque of Queen Louise is estimated to bring $6,000-$8,000. The plaque is German, 19th century, and depicts Queen Louise of Prussia.

Picasso ceramic jug main
The enchanting Picasso ceramic jug

A Queen Anne-style secretary bookcase is estimated to bring $8,000-$10,000. This bookcase is English 19th century and is in walnut with pine and oak secondary.

Having dovetailed construction, the upper case opens to a fitted architectural interior, and the lower case opens to a fitted interior with a tooled leather writing surface.

A Picasso ceramic jug is estimated to sell anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000. This ceramic jug depicts a man and horse in black, white, blue and brown glaze and the base is marked "Edition Picasso 216/300."

Finally, a Margaret Bourke-White photograph of the U.S.S. Akron airship is expected to bring $4,000-$7,000.


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  • Post author
    Will Davison
  • 1944couldguitarMartin