On Thursday, March 24, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will hold a sale of Americana, Folk Art and Outsider Art. The 534-lot auction is, as always, curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert on tramp art, folk art and Americana. Featured in the sale lineup are a trio of museum-quality portrait dolls dressed in silk and satin wedding attire, created in the first half of the 20th century; duck decoys, a wood carving of a Great Dane dog, a Southern country abacus, a quartet of Beatrix Potter Vienna bronzes, and a generous selection of quilts, including a circa-1880s Victorian silk crazy quilt.
Additionally, there are checkerboards, trade signs, including one touting ‘Camp Read, The Personality Camp for Girls;’ and another for the White Goose Inn, which takes the form of a white goose with the word INN painted in black on its body. The list of highlights continues with a Mose Tolliver painting on wood of a cut watermelon, an orange and black plaid Princeton reunion jacket with a badge declaring the wearer a member of the class of 1932, needlework and schoolgirl samplers, led by an 1804 contribution from Abigail Otis of Scituate, Massachusetts; a 19th-century mochaware pitcher decorated with a blue band, and a cast-iron candy store scale.
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