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Detail of circa-1910 tulip applique quilt, estimated at $1,500-$2,000

Jasper52 to auction Americana, folk art and outsider art, Oct. 13

Detail of circa-1910 tulip applique quilt, estimated at $1,500-$2,000
Detail of circa-1910 tulip applique quilt, estimated at $1,500-$2,000

NEW YORK – A circa-1839 New England needlework sampler, a Colina ceramic vessel, and a tulip applique quilt dating to circa 1910 will clamor for top lot status at Jasper52’s next Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art auction, which will be held on Thursday, October 13, starting at 6 pm Eastern time. As always, the sale is curated by the impeccable Clifford Wallach, an expert on tramp art, folk art and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

A Jasper52 Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art sale isn’t worthy of its title without a strong selection of needlework samplers, and the October 13 sale contains a real winner. The silk-on-linen piece, created circa 1839 in Shelburne, New Hampshire, is probably the work of Caroline H. Ingalls, the oldest daughter of Robert and Rowena (Hills) Ingalls. It is a family record sampler that gives the birth dates and marriage date for her parents, followed by the birth dates of her older brother, Russell; herself; and four younger siblings. It sports a border of stitched flowers and leaves and carries an estimate of $2,000-$2,500.

Circa-1839 needlework sampler from Shelburne, New Hampshire, estimated at $2,000-$3,000
Circa-1839 needlework sampler from Shelburne, N.H., estimated at $2,000-$3,000

Hailing from a distinctly different time and place is a Colima ceramic vessel that carries an estimate of $3,000-$3,500. Dating to circa 200 B.C. to 200 A.D., the vessel, which measures almost 19in tall, takes the form of a woman seated on a stool. The lot notes state it is in “Very good condition with some repairs and surface abrasion, particularly to torso and arms. Large scale West Mexican figures of this quality are not common in today’s market.”

Colima ceramic vessel, estimated at $3,000-$5,000
Colima ceramic vessel, estimated at $3,000-$3,500

Another must-have category in a Jasper52 Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art auction is, of course, quilts. A wide variety appears in the sale lineup, but a particular standout is a circa-1910 cotton example from Ashford, Alabama. Measuring 80 by 82in, it features a visually compelling red, green and yellow tulip wreath design. According to the lot notes, the quilt is “in excellent condition, with a couple of small, faint spots and no wear. The quilt feels strong and sturdy overall [and] the hand quilting is superb.” It has an estimate of $1,500-$2,000.

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