THOMASTON, Maine – On February 25, 26, and 27, starting at 11 am Eastern time each day, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will present its Winter Enchantment sale, a magical auction of rarities and fresh-to-the-market finds. It will include enticing collections of paintings, folk art and country Americana, fine pottery and glass, Asian antiques, and designer and custom decorative accessories. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Leading the painting category is a beautiful and delicate work by Jessie Arms Botke (American, 1883-1971) depicting two white peacocks among amid a garden of exotic flowers. The circa-1940s painting is estimated at $60,000-$80,000.
Spring Tide, a dynamic oil on canvas seascape by Frederick Judd Waugh (American, 1861-1940) and estimated at $15,000-$25,000, will also be featured, along with paintings by James Edward Buttersworth, Thomas Moran, Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr. and Karl Albert Buehr.
Two Andy Warhol (American, 1929-1987) Campbell’s Soup limited edition serigraphs from 1968 will be offered – Campbell’s Soup I (Tomato) and Campbell’s Soup I (Green Pea), each individually estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Also on offer are three watercolors by folk/outsider artist Bill Traylor (American, 1854-1947). A particular standout is Dog, a Traylor watercolor on cardboard estimated at $10,000-$15,000.
There will be a great selection of early American folk art portraits, including an infant child with cat by Aaron Dean Fletcher (1817-1902), estimated at $6,000-$8,000, and a pair of husband and wife portraits by E.E. Finch (active 1832-1850).
The sale will present a mid-19th-century British soldier-made quilt composed of thousands of wool geometric pieces, probably from military uniforms, and centered by UK and US flags and assorted symbols. Its estimate is $20,000-$30,000.
Featured among the more than 200 lots of fine furniture will be a round walnut dining table purchased by Marilyn Monroe for her Brentwood, California home. The piece, which projects a simple elegance, is estimated at $10,000-$15,000.
The pottery and glass collection will include a set of eight circa-1750 German Hessen free-blown baluster goblets, estimated at $1,500-$2,500.
Asian antiques and artifacts on offer include a set of 18 Chinese late 18th-century carved ivory Buddha disciple figures. It carries an estimate of $6,000-$8,000.
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