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Folk & Outsider Art of the Tennessee Aquarium

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  • Folk art sculpture of rooster

    Folk art sculpture of rooster

  • Arnold Hoyer jazz style acoustic guitar

    Arnold Hoyer jazz style acoustic guitar

  • Jerry Brown (Alabama, 1942-2016)

    Jerry Brown (Alabama, 1942-2016)

  • Clyde Joe (Troy) Webb (Tennessee,

    Clyde Joe (Troy) Webb (Tennessee,

Lot: 1 - Folk art sculpture of rooster

Painted and carved wood sculpture of a rooster, signed by artist on base; 16.5"H 3.5"W 8"D

Lot: 2 - Arnold Hoyer jazz style acoustic guitar

Arnold Hoyer jazz style acoustic guitar, circa 1950, with "Herr Im Frack" (Gentleman in Suits) slogan across headstock; 42"H 16"W 3.5"D

Lot: 3 - Jerry Brown (Alabama, 1942-2016)

Group to two double handled folk art pottery jugs, both with dual face design, signed and dated Jerry Brown on reverse; each 12"H

Lot: 4 - Clyde Joe (Troy) Webb (Tennessee, 1922-2000)

Carved and burn mark wood sculpture of a turtle, signed Troy Webb on foot; 7"H 11"W 17"D

Lot: 5 - Three butter churns by Rick K. Stewart

Cedar and white oak carved and bent wood construction graduating butter churns by sixth generation cooper Rick K. Stewart of Sevier County, Tennessee; largest 40"H 10.5 Diameter

Lot: 6 - Angels by Woodie Long

Woodie Long (American, 1942-2009) folk art oil painting on tin depicting angels in flight, signed Woodie '91 lower right; 19"H 27.5"W

Lot: 7 - J.L. Nipper (Tennessee, 1935-2021)

Painted and carved wood sculpture of a blue and yellow speckled salamander; 8"H 42"W 12"D

Lot: 8 - Fred Webster (Alabama, 1911-1998)

Two piece lot of painted and carved wood religious themed art by Fred Webster, including works titled "Angel in a Tree" and "Snake Charmers"; largest 20.5"H

Lot: 9 - Group of three carved wood walking canes

Group of three handmade walking canes including a cedar eagle form handle cane and hand form handle cane by Pat Cotter, along with a giraffe form handle cane by unknown artist; largest 48.5" long

Lot: 10 - The Day the Earth Stood Still by Bessie Harvey

Large polychrome and mixed media driftwood sculpture depicting figure reclining among emerging animals, as described by the artist "Out of the bed of the river comes the day the earth stood still. Animals and the wind

Lot: 11 - Group of three Cherokee woven baskets

Including river cane planter basket and vase by Rowena Bradley (1922-2003), along with a white oak waste basket by Carol Welch; largest 14.5"H 12"diameter

Lot: 12 - The Black Minister by Geneva Gibson

Painted and carved wood sculpture of a minister, pinned joint swinging arms, drilled with mounting posts on back, signed Geneva Gibson (Tennessee, 1949-2001) née Webb of the Webb family of folk artists; 16"H

Lot: 13 - Group of primitive handmade tools

Group of primitive handmade tools including two forged iron axes, miner's pick, and froe, along with an metal reamer with wooden handle; largest 39" long

Lot: 14 - Three piece lot, various folk artists

A three piece lot of patriotic folk art, including two carved wood sculptures of Uncle Sam by Fred Webster (Alabama, 1911-1998) and Herman Webb (Tennessee, 1948-unknown) of the Webb family folk artists, along with a

Lot: 15 - Early Gibson Tenor Banjo

Circa 1923, four string tenor banjo with maple neck, ebony fingerboard, and Cremona brown sunburst back, with mother-of-pearl slanted logo at headstock; 32"H 12.5" diameter

Lot: 16 - J.L. Nipper (Tennessee, 1935-2021)

Folk art sculpture of speckled alligator, paint on carved wood, by J.L. Nipper; 9"H 7"W 66"D

Lot: 17 - Ann Stover Hurst folk art brooms

Group of four handmade brooms including Grandaddy broom, cornshuck mop, antler form hearth broom, and spread broom, wood handles initialed by artist; largest 71.5" long

Lot: 18 - A King Tut Treasure by B.F. Perkins

Benjamin F. Perkins (Alabama, 1904-1993) oil on canvas depicting bird with outspread plume of brilliant multicolor feathers, titled "A King Tut Treasure" and signed at lower; 34.5"H 28.5"W

Lot: 19 - Three piece lot including Vannoy Streeter

Three piece lot including two wire sculptures of fish by Vannoy Streeter (Tennessee, 1919-1998), along with a 64" long hoop seven hoop fishing net by Memphis Net & Twine Company

Lot: 20 - Group of Native American berry baskets

Including two bent popular wood berry baskets by Glen Summers, along with a Choctaw bent wood berry basket, artist unknown; largest 22"H 9.5"W 10"D

Lot: 21 - Antique Taterbug Mandolin

Venetian style with mother of pearl eagle and inlaid border, barrel back body, circa 1900; 25"H 18.5"W 5"D

Lot: 22 - Jerry Brown (Alabama, 1942-2016)

Group of two folk art pottery face jugs, one with snake across its brow, the other with a turtle, both signed and dated Jerry Brown on reverse; each 11"H

Lot: 23 - Group of five folk art walking canes

Group of five folk art walking canes, three with hand carved snake designs, a carved fir cane, and a sassafras with honeysuckle vine cane; largest 48.5" long

Lot: 24 - Two folk art birdhouses

Including church form birdhouse by Joe Murphy, along with a barn style birdhouse by unknown artist; largest 15"H 8"W 18"D

Lot: 25 - Seven Days of the Week by Bessie Harvey

Important group of seven sculptures, polychrome wood with applied fabric cloth, depicting the everyday experiences of a working class woman of the American South. Monday she does the washing. Tuesday, she

Lot: 26 - Group of three Cherokee woven baskets

Including honeysuckle vine vase by Nancy Conseen, white oak pinic basket by Louise Goings, and river cane planter basket by Emma Taylor; largest 15"H 9.5"diameter

Lot: 27 - J.L. Nipper (Tennessee, 1935-2021)

Painted and carved wood folk art sculpture of a turtle, by J.L. Nipper; 8"H 32"W 8"D

Lot: 28 - Group lot of miniature folk art chairs

Eight piece lot of miniature folk art chairs and rockers, made from various woods such as willow twigs, cedar, and matchsticks, some with rush or woven seats; largest 12"H

Lot: 29 - Mountain Dulcimer by Ted Davis

Maple serpentine body with clover form sound holes by Loudon County TN artisan Ted Davis; 35"H 7"W 2"D

Lot: 30 - Clyde Joe (Troy) Webb (Tennessee, 1922-2000)

Carved and burn mark wood sculpture of an eagle, drilled with dual metal mounting posts, unsigned; 10.5"H 39.5"W 4"D

Lot: 31 - Blow Oskar by R.A. Miller

Reuben Aaron Miller (Georgia, 1912-2006) painting on tin of Blow Oskar, the artist's most recognizable image, created in reference to his cousin, who would loudly blow his horn when passing by Miller's property; 47"H

Lot: 32 - Folk art crocodile by Debbie Smith

Painted and carved wood sculpture of a crocodile by Debbie Smith; 12"H 40.5"W 8"D

Lot: 33 - Group of Cherokee baskets

Including a white oak double handled storage basket by Dinah Wolfe, a white oak double folding handle purse basket by Carol Welch, a white oak pinic basket by Annie Driver, and a white oak curved lip waste basket by Carol

Lot: 34 - Jerry Brown (Alabama, 1942-2016)

Group of three folk art pottery jugs by Jerry Brown, each incised on reverse; largest 16"H

Lot: 35 - Gibson L-1 acoustic guitar

Circa 1921, natural finish body, missing pick guard with moderate surface wear; 39"H 13.5"W 3"D

Lot: 36 - Group of woodwork vessels by Rick K. Stewart

Group of six carved and bentwood cedar and white oak vessels by sixth generation cooper Rick K. Stewart of Sevier County, Tennessee, including two handled buckets and a set of four graduating lipped pitchers; largest

Lot: 37 - Clyde Joe (Troy) Webb (Tennessee, 1922-2000)

Life size wood and cloth folk art figure of a coal miner with pick axe and pipe; 56.5"H 18"D 12"D

Lot: 38 - Group of Americana

Six piece lot of Americana including quilt patchwork teddy bear and pig, black cloth cat doll, rabbit doll, and two Indian dolls with leather clothing; each item has metal mounting rod sewn into back

Lot: 39 - Group of three antique banjos

Including a tenor banjo, vega banjo, and a pollman banjo, circa 1890; largest 37"H 11"diameter

Lot: 40 - Group of folk artisan wood baskets

Including Cherokee woven white oak pie basket by Jesse Butcher, a grass and twig form basket by Blenda and Charlie Hardin, and a woven bark berry basket, artist unknown

Lot: 41 - J.L. Nipper (Tennessee, 1935-2021)

Painted and carved wood sculpture of a bird with red head and speckled body; 8"H 23.5"W 6"D

Lot: 42 - Group of handmade folk art brooms

Five brooms including four by Annie Stover Hurst, a sourwood long broom, antler handle hearth broom, a skinnie minnie broom and cobwebber broom, most intialed by artist on handle, along with a turkey leg broom with

Lot: 43 - Group of three antique string instruments

Including a Stradivarius copy violin by Fillmore Music House of Cincinatti, a Dobro-style mandolin with pierced tin face, along with another violin and a horse hair bow; largest 24"H 10.5"W 2.5"D

Lot: 44 - Group of carved wood folk art tools

Six piece lot including three oak pitchforks, oak and ash bow rake, walnut and oak split stale rake, and popular shovel, all made by southern artisan Connie Carlton; largest 68" long

Lot: 45 - Misc. lot of hand carved service pieces

Seventeen pieces, including buckeye wood dough bowl, mashers, scoops, dippers, and spoons, made from various woods, some pieces marked by artists; dough bowl 3"H 22"W 14"D

Lot: 46 - Misc. lot of folk art items

Misc. lot of folk art items including three carved wood airplane models, cast iron motorcycle, ship frigate toy, two aluminum can formed miniature chairs, and a miniature blacksmith set and Jackstraws game set by

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