Unique items to be offered in Jasper52 Americana Auction Nov. 14

Americana

Hollow-body copper eagle weather vane, circa 1880-1900, 25in. long x 24in. high x 24in. wide. Estimate: $1,600-$1,800. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – Chip-carved tramp art items, weather vanes and folk art paintings are several of the more than 125 lots being offered in a Jasper52 online auction of Americana on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Nothing embodies Americana more than a figural eagle weather vane. The fine example offered in the Jasper52 auction (above) dates to the late 19th century and is over 2 feet long.

A fascinating curio being offered is a cast-iron display made by the L. Houston Co. of Montgomery, Pennsylvania. It consists of a heart-shaped weight (below) on a matching custom-made stand. The 1884-1885 dates on the weight correspond to patent dates for a circular saw manufactured by Levi Houston’s foundry and machine shop. It was used on a sawmill’s circular saw as a counterbalance. The rare relic has an estimate of $4,000-$4,500.

 

Americana

Rare cast-iron weight, 1884-85, L. Houston Co., Montgomery, Pa., on modern custom-made base, excellent condition. Estimate: $4,000-$4,500. Jasper52 image

 

From the same era is a folk art checkerboard having a great surface and color faux marbleized trays.

 

Americana

Folk art carved checkerboard, circa 1870, 16in. high x 27in. wide. 1870. Estimate: $750-$900. Jasper52 image

 

The tramp art category in the auction is topped by a deeply Layered mirror frame from around the 1920s A large frame is heavily detailed with geometric patterning, a saw-tooth inner border, and the outer border has incised carvings. It is in excellent condition; no missing or replaced pieces.

 

Americana

Tramp art mirror, circa 1920s, excellent original condition, 28in. high x 25in. wide x 3.75in. deep. Estimate: $750-$1,200. Jasper52 image

 

American Indian art offered in the sale includes a 7½-inch Acoma pottery vase that dates to around the turn of the 20th century.

 

Americana

Acoma pottery vase, circa 1890s, 7.5in. high x 6.5in. diameter. Estimate: $1,500-$1,800. Jasper52 image

 

Original paintings include a 19th-century framed watercolor of the iron ship Great Eastern, which went “Sailing over the Atlantic.”

 

Americana

Nineteenth-century original folk art watercolor of the iron ship Great Eastern, matted and framed in a period pine frame with original black paint, framed size is 17.25in. x 13.25in. Estimate: $600-$800. Jasper52 image

 

Baseball fans will enjoy a double-sided dartboard adapted to the national pastime. While the conventional side of the 1930s dartboard has seen heavy use, baseball side is in extraordinary condition.

 

Americana

Baseball game dartboard, 1930s, double-sided, light use to baseball side, approx. 18in. x 18in. subtle warp to the board. Estimate: $350-$400. Jasper52 image

 

The auction will begin Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern time.