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Steuben Aurene Stump Vase
Lot # 166 - Steuben Aurene Stump Vase
American, ca. 1914. A Steuben aurene glass stump vase. Underside marked Aurene 2744; ht. 5.75 in.
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Abuja Steins and Pitcher
Lot # 19 - Abuja Steins and Pitcher
Group of Abuja Steins and Pitcher
ca 1960s
Glazed stoneware
Two steins, ht. 5.75, dia. 3.75 in. 
Pitcher, ht. 7, dia. 5.5 in. 
Each marked with Pottery stamp; steins have AU Artist stamp.
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Pair of Celadon lamps
Lot # 28 - Pair of Celadon lamps
Chinese, 20th century. A pair of celadon lamps with an underglaze floral design and rosewood bases; ht. 26.25 in.
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[New Orleans] Lafcadio Hearn on the Big Easy
Lot # 63 - [New Orleans] Lafcadio Hearn on the Big Easy
[Hearn, Lafcadio]. Historical Sketch Book and Guide to New Orleans and Environs. With Map. New York: Will H. Coleman, 1885. 16mo, printed paper wraps, 324pp. In cloth and marbled paper slipcase. Frontmatter coming loose, but all pages appear to be present; map present.

Hearn, Lafcadio. Creole Sketches. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924. 12mo, red cloth, 201pp. Light overall toning. Moderate wear to spine ends.

_____. Editorials. Boston: Houghton Mifflin company, 1926. 8vo, green embossed cloth, 356pp. Probably once had gilt lettering, now worn away. Light toning and scattered foxing.  Some wear to spine ends; lower corners bumped.

Born to an Irish Surgeon-Major and his Greek wife on the Island of Lefkada, Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was abandoned first by his mother, then his father, and finally by his father’s aunt, who had become his legal guardian. Hearn was passed around to various other caretakers, including his great aunt’s former maid. Eventually, Henry Molyneux, a distant cousin and his aunt’s financial manager, bought him a one-way ticket to New York and instructed him to locate his sister in Cincinnati. This Hearn did, but the sister and her husband had little to help Hearn – money or connections for employment. 

He eventually met Henry Watkin and found some employment in his printing business. Hearn also borrowed books from Watkin’s library, including many utopianists. Hearn eventually found work as a reporter for the Cincinnati Daily Enquirer, where he gained a reputation as a sensationalist columnist, especially in the area of crime writing. A bit later he joined forces with Henry Farny, and the pair wrote, illustrated and published Ye Giglampz, an 8-page weekly journal literature and satire.

In 1874 Hearn married Alethea Foley, an African American, which violated the state’s laws pertaining to  interracial marriage. Nominally because of this marriage, but likely because of some of the satirical items in Ye Giglampz, the Enquirer let him go. He went to work for the Cincinnati Commercial, and his popularity prompted the Enquirer to try to rehire him.

In 1877 Hearn left the Queen City for the Crescent City. He wrote for various newspapers there, and began writing for national publications (Harper’s, Scribner’s).  He spent a decade in the Big Easy before Harper’s sent him to the West Indies for two years. (Hearn’s reputation in New Orleans was so great that his former home has been preserved as a historic place.)  

In 1890 Hearn went to Japan as a newspaper correspondent. He was soon fired, but he found his greatest peace and inspiration in this island nation. He obtained a teaching position, married the daughter of a local samurai family and became a naturalized citizen. He held several teaching positions in Matsue, Kyushu, then Tokyo. At the time, Japan was a relatively unknown exotic culture. Its popularity increased after the Paris Expo of 1900, which introduced the world to the arts especially of Japan, Siam and India. Hearn wrote over a dozen books on Japan, and more were written after his death.

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Beatrice Wood (1893-1998; USA)
Lot # 107 - Beatrice Wood (1893-1998; USA)
Gold Luster Handled Bottle
ca 1980
Earthenware; ht. 5.5, wd. 6, dp. 3.5 in.
Artist signature on base.

By the mid-1970's Wood's grasp on luster glaze became her best and would continue through to her passing at 105 years of age. This piece, a Handled Bottle, shows the luster surface at its best, an almost hammered gold quality with many colors in one glaze that thrilled the artist.
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Kilim Rug
Lot # 194 - Kilim Rug
Persian, 20th century. A woven Kilim rug in blue, mauve, cream, and brown;  3 ft. 7 in. x 7 ft. 6 in. (43 x 90 in., 109.22 x 228.6 cm).
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Two CDVs of Brevetted Regular Officers
Lot # 39 - Two CDVs of Brevetted Regular Officers
Lot of 2, including carte of brevet Major James Curtis (1831-1878) photographed in dress epaulettes and over-the-shoulder sash, signed in period pencil as Captain/15th Inf. on verso over Whipple, Newport Rhode Island imprint. Captain Curtis sports an unidentified large badge worn on the breast of his frock coat. Curtis graduated West Point Class of '51 and was assigned to the 2nd Infantry serving in distant California before resigning in 1857. He was reappointed 1st lieutenant in the 15th Infantry in May 1861. Captain Curtis was wounded at Shiloh and subsequently saw action at Corinth, Perryville, and Stones' River where he served on Rosecrans' staff as AAIG. After staff duty in Washington, DC, he returned to the field in time for the Atlanta Campaign where he received a second wound on August 7, 1864. Curtis was brevetted major on September 1, 1864 "for gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., and during the Atlanta Campaign."

The second officer is pencil identified as Lieut. Gilman, with Anthony/Brady imprint. Presumably, Brevet Lt. Colonel Jeremiah H. Gilman, this officer was West Point Class of '56 who was assigned to the 1st Artillery prior to the war. Gilman was promoted captain, 19th US Infantry in May 1861 and was Acting Chief of Artillery, Army of the Ohio, being engaged at Shiloh in which he earned his first brevet to major. Major Gilman served as Chief of Artillery and Acting Ordnance Officer on Rosecrans' staff at Perryville. At Stones' River, Major Gilman was Inspector of Artillery, Army of the Cumberland, and earned a second brevet "for gallant and meritorious service" on December 31, 1862. Subsequently, Lt. Colonel Gilman transferred to the Commissary Department and held a number of important positions until his statutory retirement in 1894.
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Alexander Gardner Albumen Photograph of <i>Gen. H. Prince and Staff</i>
Lot # 63 - Alexander Gardner Albumen Photograph of Gen. H. Prince and Staff
Albumen photograph, 6.75 x 9 in., on 10 x 12 in. mount with the imprinted title Gen. H. Prince and Staff, credit for the negative to Timothy H. O'Sullivan, and credit for the positive to Gardner. From Alexander Gardner's Incidents of the War. Taken near Culpeper, VA, ca September 1863, while General Prince was in command of the 2nd Division, II Corps, Army of the Potomac.

The pictured officers include: (seated, left to right) Captain B.W. Hoxie, 70th NY Inf.; Lt. E.A. Belger, 70th NY Inf.; Lt. W.J. Rusling, 5th NJ Inf.; Gen. Henry Prince; Maj. & AAG Charles Hamlin; Capt. G.S. Russell, 5th NJ Inf.; (standing, left to right) Capt. J.W. Holmes, 72nd NY Inf; Capt & AQM T.P. Johnson; unknown; Asst. Surgeon J.F. Calhoun; Lt. Albert Ordway, 24th Mass. Inf.; unknown; unknown.
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Sgt. Warren French, Civil War CDV Album & Related Documents
Lot # 51 - Sgt. Warren French, Civil War CDV Album & Related Documents
Lot of 14, including a 4.25 x 5.25 in. album containing 10 CDVs or CDV-sized tintypes, 6 of which depict Warren French during the Civil War (3) and after (3). An inked label affixed to the album's first page reads Warren French/ Capt./ 2nd Battery Boston. Two unmarked cartes show the same studio view of French in full uniform, standing with his sword at his side, and a third war-period carte features Captain French seated beside an unidentified officer, with a Ruggles & Matthews, Roxbury backmark. The album also contains 3 post-war views of French, including a tintype portrait of him in full uniform, wearing a jacket adorned with medals and belt buckle marked "D." A tintype and CDV, with A.J. Hatstat, Boston imprint, showing French in his later years also accompany the lot, as well as 4 studio portraits of unidentified soldiers dressed in full uniform.

Prior to the Civil War, Warren French worked as a carpenter and stair builder in Boston, MA, where he joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts in April 1851. He was honorably discharged two years later, but again joined the company from 1865-1867. Although French was too old for military service when the Civil War broke out, in August of 1862 he mustered into the 11th Massachusetts Independent Battery for nine months, and was sent to Camp Berry in November 1862 to aid in the defense of Washington. The battery also had duty along the Potomac River, Centreville Heights, Upton's Hill, and Forts Randolph and Buffalo, before returning to Boston and mustering out on May 29, 1863. French then joined Company A of the 42nd Massachusetts Militia Infantry as captain in July 1864. The 42nd never left the state and was mustered out in November 1864. Pension records indicate that French died of typhoid fever in Boston on May 19, 1879. 

The lot also features 4 war-date documents pertaining to French, including his Massachusetts appointment to sergeant of the Light Artillery, First Brigade, First Division of the Volunteer Militia of Massachusetts, dated August 25, 1862; discharge from the Light Artillery, dated May 29, 1863; Boston Light Artillery discharge dated September 8, 1863; and an ALS from Captain Edward Jones, 11th Massachusetts Battery, recommending that French be commissioned lieutenant in one of the Light Batteries or Regiments of Heavy Artillery, dated January 2, 1864. A binder containing copies of French's military and pension records also accompanies the lot.
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William Tecumseh Sherman Imperial Card Photograph by Sarony
Lot # 56 - William Tecumseh Sherman Imperial Card Photograph by Sarony
Imperial card photograph (7.5 x 13 in.) by Napoleon Sarony, New York, copyright 1888, showing Sherman in his military dress uniform, though he had stepped down as General of the Army five years prior.
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Abstract Monoprints by Eric Corrigan
Lot # 369 - Abstract Monoprints by Eric Corrigan
Eric Corrigan (American; Denver, CO).  Pair, oil on paper, signed l.r.; 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (sight)
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