NEW YORK – On Thursday, May 18, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale titled New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana. As with virtually all Jasper52 sales of this type, the 510-lot lineup has been curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Items in the sale include a Frank Finney wood carving of a Baltimore Oriole (the bird, not a baseball player); a tramp art box decorated with carvings of skulls; a stylized red-and-black rendering of a bird by Native Canadian artist Kenojuak Ashevak; a circa-1930s metal can, painted a vibrant blue, which originally held Hitchner’s oyster crackers; a group of four blown glass tulips from the same period, two yellow, one orange and one red; and a pickle castor in uranium glass, which glows in the dark.
First among the highlights is an 1835 needlework sampler by Ann Y. Pennock of Chester County, Pennsylvania, which carries an estimate of $6,000-$7,000. Penncock’s age is unknown, but records show that she married a man named Isaac Woodwork in the year after she completed the silk-on-linen sampler. On it, she stitched the names of her parents, her teacher, and those of John Pennock and Joshua and Hannah White, whose relationship to Ann is unclear. She also placed three melancholy verses at various places on its surface, one of which reads, ‘Perhaps we part to meet no more / And who my friend can show / What scenes of sorrow or joy / Await us here below.’
Also earning highlight status is a circa-1825 Staffordshire blue plate graced with four portrait medallions picturing Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette and New York Governor George Clinton, as well as a view of Park Theater, New York and another of the Erie Canal. Credited to Andrew Stevenson and described as being in “excellent condition with no damage or repairs,” it is estimated at $3,000-$3,500.
Completing the highlights of the May 18 auction is an 1890s cotton red and white applique quilt from Vermont. It measures 72 by 78in and it is estimated at $1,000-$1,500.
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