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The auction also set one of the highest American auction prices to date for international artist Fernando Zobel de Ayala y Montojo at 3,900 (all prices include the buyer’s premium). CONDITION: 1st item has area of imperfection at one side, possibly a natural imperfection, with rough feel to touch. [See more photos →] Chinese Qing Dynasty white and gray/black nephrite brushwasher bowl (also known as chicken bone jade); elaborately carved in a lotus leaf form with bird or phoenix, fruit and leaf decoration along the side and well-articulated vines on the underside. This bowl is being consigned by another member of the same family. [See more photos →] Carved Chinese hardwood figure of Sun Wukong or Monkey King, depicted in a kneeling stance with clenched fists, an open mouth baring fangs and wearing an elaborate crown. Jacob writes "1st Lut John Roberts wounded near Lovejoy Station Ga on the 29th of July and dies at Jonesborou (sic) Ga August 1st 64 of wound" and "Privat (sic) James L Smith killed near Linville Tenn Dec 24th 1864." One letter, dated March 31st 1865 addressed from Lones to Nashville, TN, provides a brief history of the Command of Co C First Regiment Tennessee Cavalry Vols. The majority of the Civil War era documents are Quartermaster invoices completed by Jacob, starting 1863 and ending 1866, detailing the receipt and return of supplies. [See more photos →] Two Civil War era rifles: Burnside carbine and Springfield Model 1861 rifle. 2nd item: Springfield Model 1861 rifle .58 caliber. [See more photos →] Confederate copy of a Model 1840 heavy dragoon saber with a "Dog River" unstopped fuller blade. [See more photos →] Two (2) CIvil War Officer's Swords. Light but visible etching on steel blade, brass guard and shagreen leather wrap with twisted brass wire. More information on the historic estates in this auction here. Another letter, dated March 30th 1864, Knoxville, TN, addressed from F. Also included are Muster Rolls and Payroll forms, ca. Several copies of Jacob's Pension statements, dating from 1862-1925, are present in the archive. Lucky Chancellor & C., sitting in Chancery at Knoxville, TN. Possible early battlefield finds associated with Battle of Nashville. 2nd and 3rd items: toning, some corner folds, a few scattered tears at fold lines. Depicts different colored civil districts along with roads, railroads, streams, schools and businesses, post offices, and some residences with owner names. From "A New And Elegant General Atlas: Comprising All the New Discoveries, to the Present Time: Containing Sixty-Five Maps" by Aaron Arrowsmith and Samuel Lewis. Housed in ebonized frame with gilt liner and cream silk matte. It shows several early roads and Indian settlements, as well as names and locations of dozens of early landowners, including the Santee and Sewel Indian Forts, the Kayawah (Kiawah) Indian Settlement, and Colletons Barony along the Cooper River. [See more photos →] 1863 Diary of Edward Dickson Hicks II (1831-1894) of Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. During Nashville's occupation by Union forces during the Civil War, he photographed soldiers on both sides of the conflict. [See more photos →] Early Chinese or Southeast Asian porcelain bowl with underglaze blue decoration of eagle/dragon figure, possibly Immortal Li Tied Kuai, symbolized by gourd smoke. CONDITION: 1st item: Toning, with creases, as issued; several tears at creases including full tear with 2" loss at upper and lower left side, 3 strips of tape, 2"L, to lower left edge, other scattered losses and tears. [See more photos →] "Tennessee" Map, drawn by Samuel Lewis, engraved by Alexander Lawson, published by John Conrad & Co., Philadelphia, 1804. Map surrounded by scale notations and double line border. [See more photos →] Pierre Mortier / Nicolas Sanson, CARTE PARTICULIERE DE LA CAROLINE, DRESSE FUR LES MEMOIRES LE PLUS NOUVEAUX, published Amsterdam, circa 1696. The first map of South Carolina printed in Continental Europe. Scarce map of the coastal region around Charleston and the Cooper River, depicting the area from the Santee River in the North to the Edisto River in the south. CONDITION: Good condition with edge and spine wear, crack to leather at edge of spine, interior pages with scattered light foxing. 1st item: Leave of absence document for Edward Dickson Hicks, Adjutant Major, First Battalion TN Cavalry, CSA, "having tendered his resignation," signed from headquarters by F. Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. Image of three seated officers has staining across center. [See more photos →] Autographed Civil War era Union officer CDV and 5 albumen officer prints, all attributed to C. It later came to be known as Giers National Portrait Gallery.
1st item: Chinese hardstone snuff bottle, possibly carnelian, urn form with naturalistic carving, openwork at shoulder area, carved rose lid; 2 3/4" H (not including small hardwood stand, 1/2" H). 2nd item: Amber snuff bottle with molded ring form handles at sides and mottled green hardstone lid with silver metal mount. One letter is dated July 24, 1860, from John Baxter, written by J. The letter specifies amounts paid for expenses related to the slave trade, such as "…00…in the purchase of one Negro man…" and "… per month for the labour (sic) of [a] Negro while in their employ." Baxter does state at the end of the letter that Andrew Sharp should not be held responsible for the debt and Baxter asks his Honor for an injunction. 2nd item: Colt Model 1851 Revolver, .36 caliber, serial number 96321.
4th item: Chinese Export Famille Rose porcelain plate with vase of flower decoration to center. CONDITION: Multiple tape-repaired tears, scattered holes up to 2" diameter, many creases, appears lacquered. 7 5/8" x 11 1/2" sight; 14 1/2" x 18 1/2" matted and framed in giltwood frame. [See more photos →] Early English engraved map depicting Charleston, South Carolina, titled "An Exact Prospect of Charlestown, the Metropolis of the Province of South Carolina", after the painting by Bishop Roberts. Note: The 1st edition map was published in 1762 with very minor differences. Marbled binding with quarter bound black leather spine. Contains the original nine issues of ' The Annals of the Army of Tennessee.' Signed and dated, "Edw. Hicks, 1882" in pencil on reverse of front free endpaper. [See more photos →] Collection of 13 Civil War Related carte de visite cards from various studios, including several officers in uniform including a signed Major General James "Birdseye" Mc Pherson CDV, Kearny, Thomas, Mc Clellan, Hooker, Thomas Waldon (NY Private), Brig. Kennedy, 3 other unnamed subjects and 1 group shot of soldiers in uniform.
Thompson, formerly of Columbus, Ohio and Maryville, TN, deceased 1979, by descent to present owner. Foster, Civil and Topographical Engineer; Engraved, printed and manufactured by G. Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. Map has not been fully examined out of frame, but appears to be hinge mounted to backing board rather than glued down. Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. [See more photos →] Group of Civil War Ephemera related to Edward Dickson Hicks II (1831-1894), including two documents signed by General Felix Zollicoffer (b. CONDITION: All with surface grime, some fading and/or foxing and losses at edges.
6 3/4" diameter by 2-15/16" H (170 mm diameter x 73 mm H). Jeter Eason, Memphis, by descent to present consignor. CONDITION: The bases of both fitted with wood inserts. [See more photos →] Gilt Bronze Tibetan Avalokiteshvara sectional sculpture depicted with 11 faces and 42 arms with jeweled accents and applied blue pigment to hair standing atop a double lotus pedestal base. [See more photos →] Large sectional gilt bronze Tibetan "Thousand Arm" Avalokiteshvara Buddha, holding various attributes and wearing a multi-headed crown against a mandorla, seated upon a double lotus base adorned with four attendants. [See more photos →] Large Japanese Meiji bronze okimono depicting a kneeling Oni mounted with a lidded urn having animal mask handles, cabriole legs and finial of a small child with mask, all resting on an engraved table style base with cabriole legs. 7 3/4" x 9 1/8" plate, 8" x 9 1/2" sight, 11 1/2" x 13 3/8" matted in molded giltwood frame. [See more photos →] Chattanooga, Tennessee Civil War charcoal and pastel on paper Market Street scene depicting Union soldiers with horse drawn wagon and cannons in the left foreground, the Western & Atlantic Railroad building prominent to the right with the remaining downtown buildings visible along Market Street . Jacob died on February 7, 1929 and is buried in Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Jeter Eason, Memphis, Tennessee, by descent to present consignor. [See more photos →] Chinese White Jade Bowl, inverted bell-shaped form atop a short, slightly splayed foot ring. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with overall general wear. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with general scattered wear. Pencil signed in the image, with good luck hammer seal lower right. Texas is shown as an independent country, extending to the Rio Grande in the west, encompassing Santa Fe. 2nd item: Engraved and hand colored map of the Eastern United States by John Russell, late 18th century, depicting points east of the Mississippi River with all to the left titled Louisiana; Tennessee is spelled "Tennessee" and the states south of it labeled Georgia, with several Indian settlements depicted. Commissioned Captain by the Governor of Tennessee on February 1, 1864, Lones saw action during the Tullahoma Campaign, Chickamauga, Sparta, East Tennessee Campaign, New Hope Church, Allatoona Hills, Kenesaw Mountain, the Siege of Atlanta, the Raid on Atlanta and West Point Railroad, Franklin, Nashville, Pursuit of Hood, and the expedition into Mississippi.
[See more photos →] Large, early and scarce map of Davidson County – NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS MADE BY ORDER OF THE COUNTY COURT OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, 1871 surveyed and mapped by Wilbur F. 54" x 49" sight, 55 1/4" x 50 1/2" in stained hardwood frame. Map surrounded by scale notations and black line border. Title cartouche, top center, scale of miles, top center, legend, lower right. This map is generally regarded as the first obtainable map of the region to appear in a commercial atlas. Provenance: Private collection, acquired several years ago from Carolina Prints, Charleston, South Carolina. CONDITION: Some light toning, possible repaired tear at upper left corner and on far left side near word "Occident", a couple of light creases. [See more photos →] The Troopers Manual or Tactics for Light Dragoons and Mounted Riflemen by Col. Several entries, including July 7, appear to be written in some kind of code. Provenance: the estate of Giers descendant Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee.