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Summer Fine Art and Antique Auction - Day 2

Sun, Jul 10, 2022 01:00PM EDT
Lot 954

5 American or European Sculptures, incl. Saint Clair Homer II "Homma"

Estimate: $300 - $400

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$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
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1st item: Saint Clair Homer II "Homma" (Oklahoma, 1925-1987) bronze sculpture titled "One of Lee's Soldiers" depicting a Confederate soldier in uniform slumped against a drum on a naturalistic base. Titled, front center of base, signed with copyright symbol "Homma" back left of base. Artist's foundry mark with numeral "VII" to underside of base. 4" H x 8 1/4" W. 2nd item: Gilt metal reproduction of "Spirit of Ecstasy" after Charles Robinson Sykes (British, 1875-1950) depicting the iconic Rolls-Royce bonnet ornament. Mounted to a round stepped silver metal stand. 6" H (including stand) x 4" W. Mid-20th century. 3rd item: Modernist bronze sculpture depicting a centaur engaged in a struggle with a cloaked rider on his back. Unsigned. Includes a wooden stand with fragment of original naturalistic base and title and artist attribution "T. Gantz" labels. Sculpture: 4 1/2" H x 2 1/4" W. Stand: 2 5/8" H x 4 3/4" W x 2 1/8" D. Third quarter 20th century. 4th-5th items: Two (2) cold-painted white metal figures, likely European, depicting human figures in traditional Chinese apparel, including one (1) male and one (1) female, both on hexagonal bases. Both mounted to ebonized square stands. Both approximately 8 1/2" H (including stand) x 4" square. Both items early 20th century.

The Estate of Margaret Harold Roberts, Lookout Mountain, Georgia.


1st item: Areas of oxidation to top half of soldier's uniform. 2nd item: Areas of loss, largest 3/4" x 1/4", to gilt. 3rd item: Traces of paste residue to centaur's legs and base fragment. No longer attached to the base. 4th-5th items: Scattered areas of loss to cold painted areas. Male figure's head is separated from neck. Stands are slightly loose.