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


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.



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.



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.



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.



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.”



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.



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.