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Sat, Oct 7, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 627

15 Decorative Arts & Southern Pottery Reference Books

Estimate: $200 - $300

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Two groups of fifteen (15) total reference books, general decorative arts and Southern pottery. The general decorative arts grouping includes seven (7) general decorative arts books: 1st Item: THE ARTS OF EAST TENNESSEE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, a booklet accompanying an exhibition in Fall 1971 at Knoxville, TN's Dulin Gallery of Art, approx. 34 pp., listing the 100 items in exhibit, with some in photographs; 2nd and 3rd Items: ARKANSAS MADE, A Survey of the Decorative, Mechanical, and Fine Arts Produced in Arkansas, 1819-1870, Volumes I and II, by Swannee Bennett & William B. Worthen, 1990, Inscribed by both authors in 1st Volume, large softcover books with numerous photographs, 226 pp. and 221 pp., respectively. 4th & 5th Items: Two issues of Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Spring 2003, and Spring 2015. 2003 issue with lengthy article on Handmade 19th C. furniture at the Tennessee State Museum; 2015 issue with articles on Tennessee Silversmiths, by Charles Hardiman, with a personal letter to previous owner laid in; 6th Item: CLOSE TIES, The Relationship Between Kentucky Shaker Furniture Makers and Their Worldly Contemporaries; booklet from a 1994 exhibition of Kentucky and Tennessee furniture at the Shaker Museum of South Union, Ky., 45 pp. of photos and description of the exhibited items. 7th Item: September 2009 Issue of Nashville Arts Magazine, with articles on Red Grooms and Anton Weiss, among others. Largest book is 12" x 9". Additional pottery grouping includes eight (8) titles - 1st Item: FROM MUD TO JUG, The Folk Potters and Pottery of Northeast Georgia by John A. Burrison, 2010. Softcover, 161 pp. with numerous color photos. 2nd Item: BROTHERS IN CLAY, The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery by John A. Burrison, 2008. Softcover, 326 pp. with many black and white photographs and illustrations. 3rd Item: NORTH CAROLINA POTTERY, Earthenware, Stoneware, and Fancyware, Identification and Values, by Stephen C. Compton, 2011. Hardcover, 208 pp., color photos with identifications and values. 4th Item: A GREAT DEAL OF STONE & EARTHEN WARE, The Rockingham County, Virginia School of Folk Pottery, by Jeffrey S. Evans and Scott Hamilton Suter, 2004. Softcover, 108 pp., obscure publication by the Harrison-Rockingham Historical Society detailing the history of 19th c. Rockingham County, VA. potteries with 215 individual items photographed and detailed. 5th Item: POTTERY FROM THE SHENANDOAH AND CUMBERLAND VALLEYS, by Dr. George and Connie Manger, 2003. Hardcover, 109 pp., Inscribed by the authors; a detailed look into the history of 18th and 19th Century potters of the Shenandoah Valley region of Maryland and Virginia, numerous photographs, items from the authors' collection. 6th Item: CAROLINA CLAY, The Life and Legend of the Slave Potter Dave, by Leonard Todd, 2008. Hardback, 317 pp. with color photographs; true story of a 19th Century South Carolina slave who learned to turn pots with an artistic flair. 7th Item: HEATWOLE AND SUTER POTTERY by Stanley A. Kaufman, 1978. Softcover, 47 pp., exhibition catalog with color and black and white photographs and descriptions of the works of John D. Heatwole and Emanuel Suter of 19th century Virginia. 8th Item: A November, 1971 issue of The Tennessee Conservationist with an illuminating article on East Tennessee potters Charles Decker and Sons and Keystone Pottery. Books range in size from 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" to 11 1/2" x 9". 15 items total.


Dulin Gallery booklet with pencil writing on front cover. Heatwole and Suter book with dampstaining to some interior pages. Conservationist Magazine with slight wear and creasing. Otherwise all items very good condition.

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