The Nancy Fouts Studio Sale

Dawson’s Auctioneers
The Auction House
9 Kings Grove Estate
SL6 4DP Maidenhead, Berkshire
United Kingdom
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Date of the auction: 10.06.2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019), a lifesize resin and faux-skin model of a small sheep in an anthropomorphic position with articulated arms. Approximately 90cm high. Together with a copy of the Mentos mints printed advertisement for which this model was created. Provenance: Direct from the estate

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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A gilt-cased double-sided, circular, electric station clock. The white dials bearing a faux patinated finish and the inscribed painted legend. "Time Flies, The Old Vicarage, 52 Oakley Square, London N.W.1." 60 cm diameter Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019) 'Shrunken Glove #2', 2012, formed from a shrunken suede glove over a cast resin forearm and hand. 33cm x 9cm x 6cm. Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons website article for further information Literature: Illustrated as #51

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Donald McGill (British 1875-1962), A portly couple strolling along the seafront, original watercolour, signed. 27 cm x 17 cm Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons website article for further information

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019), an abstract composition formed of a vintage alarm clock c.2011, with two small toy dice between the face and glass, together with another similar example having broken china fragments between the face and glass. Each clock now with later electric movements

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Spanish Colonial School, 19th century (follower of Reni), depicting the Virgin Mary as 'Our Lady of Sorrows' with a dagger lodged in the heart, oil on zinc, unframed. 35 cm x 25.5 cm. Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons website article for further

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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L.Hucknall, Nottingham 1877. An unframed study of the head of a spaniel with a heavy leather collar. Oil on canvas signed dated and inscribed verso. 28 cm x 28 cm. together with a chromolithograph after Louis Wain of a cat surrounded by watchful dogs and a probably Belgian overpainted photograph

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019), 'Skittles Madonna', 2016, cast resin Madonnas, acrylic and oil paint on an antique turned wooden base. 50 x 42 x 42cm. Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons website article for further information Literature: Illustrated as

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019) an abstract custom-made leather, plastic, and foam-based luggage case in the form of a large pair of scissors, incorporating elements from an antique suitcase. 97cm x 30cm x 8 cm. Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons website

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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An early 20th century taxidermists whimsical/anthropomorphic arrangement of a Moorhen (Gallinula) wearing lace collar and mob cap in a naturalistic setting. Within a glazed wooden case. 40 cm long by 30 cm high x 16.5 cm deep Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019), an abstract artwork comprising of various taxidermy flies nailed onto a printed hot water bottle. Numbered and signed in pencil, '1/4, Nancy Fouts'. Framed and glazed. 43cm x 33cm x 3.5cm. Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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A vintage embossed and lithographed tin "Capstan Navy Cut" countertop cabinet sign 3.6 cm x 34.2 cm. Together with a naive green painted bird cage, a film industry clapperboard, plush covered autograph book, Edwardian carved mother of pearl penny purse, miniature composition advertising brogue shoe

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019), an abstract taxidermy composition comprised of a stuffed female blackbird within a manmade nest suspended between a two-pronged branch. The branch; 33cm long. Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons website article for further

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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A late 20th century embossed, rectangular novelty silver photograph frame. London 1986, maker not found. Decorated with a fishing angler in relief. 15.5 x 21 cm together with a pair of silver-plated nursery spoons terminating with figures of a boy and girl. Provenance: Direct from the estate of

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £70 - £90

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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A circular polished fossil marble plate with orthoceras inclusions, together with a green serpentine model lighthouse/obelisk, a small marble bowl and sphere and two further serpentine pieces. The plate: 25cm diameter. (6) Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019) 'Shrunken Glove #4', 2012, formed from a shrunken suede glove over a cast resin forearm and hand. 33cm x 9cm x 6cm. Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons website article for further information Literature: Illustrated as #53

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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An antique (probably early 20th century) anatomical teaching poster depicting the human skeleton, inscribed, 'Ambulance Diagrams, designed under the direction of Rober J Collie... No. 1. The Skeleton.', along with annotations against the bones, colour print on linen nailed onto ebonised wooden

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019), 'Timewarp', 2011, formed of a purposely damaged vintage alarm clock with a shattered glass face, now fitted with an electric movement (untested). 12 x 11 x 6cm. Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons website article for

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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A collection of early-late 20th-century metal toys of various origin. To include various mechanical Chad Valley spinning tops, Japanese Fino tinplate skaters, Indian 'Raj toys' Karanti gun, Dinky cars, bottle caps animals and other assorted train carriages, sand buckets, toy cannons etc. (Qty

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019) 'Shrunken Glove #1', 2012, formed from a shrunken suede glove over a cast resin forearm and hand. 33cm x 9cm x 6cm. Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons website article for further information Literature: Illustrated as #50

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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A mid-20th century educational plastic head and torso used as a teaching aid for medical students, displaying the internal organs. Mounted on a plinth base stamped 'Made in W. Germany'. Height : 87cm. Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons website article for

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019) 'Checkerboard', 2012, comprised of a vintage games board mounted with various cast resin coins, badges, tokens and charms. Framed and glazed, 43cm x 43cm x 7cm. Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons website article for further

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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A collection of antique 19th and early-20th century advertising tins, mostly American or British. To include examples from Boar's Head, Mazawattee, Edwards', Sunshine, Pascall, Columbia Gramophone, Songster, Carro's, Royal interest etc. (Qty.) Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019) and Malcolm Fowler (1943-2012), 'Vincent Vase', pre-1990. A stoneware vase painted to simulate the famous vase in Van Gogh's Sunflowers paintings. Hand-painted and inscribed 'Vincent' with impressed RW and Fouts & Fowler stamps to the base. 17.5cm high. Provenance

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Horst P. Horst (American/German 1906-1999) 'Blanche Grady, Schonheit in wachs' (1938) Vintage silver gelatin photograph signed twice and inscribed "To Nancy" gallery framed and glazed. 35.5 cm x 27.7 cm Accompanied by an explanatory gallery label and letter Provenance: Direct from the estate of

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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A collection of small-sized antique crucifixes, predominately 19th century European or British. To include various cast metal examples on wooden cross supports, either on pedestal bases or intended as wall hangings (approx. 45). Together with a group of unmounted figures of Jesus Christ (approx 20

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019), an abstract sculpture comprised of a cast metal cross with a miniature tin of Brasso dripping in the form of the Christ figure, mounted into a custom perspex box frame. Overall; 21cm x 21cm 5cm. Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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A mid-20th-century child's toy horse's head, possibly once part of a rocking horse, mounted onto an ebonised pillar, together with an early 20th-century mechanical toy bear and an unusual painted plaster on wood wolf/dogs head, possibly part of a fairground ride. The horse's head: 57cm high. (3

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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Nancy Fouts (American, 1945-2019), an abstract composition c.2010 of a cast resin figure of the madonna mounted with an antique knife blade, along with two further examples. The largest; 29cm. (3) Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts (1945-2019) See the Dawsons website article for

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 10 Jun 2021

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A quantity of 19th-century hand-worked beadwork items to include various British and American 'Sweetheart', Prisoner of War and Native American examples including pincushions, photograph frames, wall pockets, purses, trinket boxes etc. (Qty.) Provenance: Direct from the estate of Nancy Fouts

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 10 Jun 2021