A Committee of Vigilance of San Francisco certificate from 1856 and three 'witching balls', which are examples of Americana, will come to auction Dec. 17-18.
In addressing a reader's inquiry about vintage baskets purchased while in Saudi Arabia, Susan Mullikin identifies some as representative of historic forms: a snake charmer basket and Moses basket. All told the selection of baskets may bring at least a few hundred dollars, Mullikin explained.
Paintings featuring seascapes, ships in harbors and facing fierce storms, commanded well above estimates during Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Aug. sale.
A collection of scrimshaw pieces, collected over the course of three decades, will headline Eldred's 540-lot Marine Art auction, Oct. 15.
An intricate carving of a hissing Canada goose decoy, by Joseph W. Lincoln, circa 19th century, earned $299,00 during Decoys Unlimited's summer sale.
Prices realized during James D. Julia's annual August sale verifies that American fine art continues to resonate with bidders.
Varied examples of Americana from private collections and public shop inventory will come before bidders Oct. 7, 8 and 10. Pook & Pook, Inc. is presenting the auctions, which includes an online-only sale through Bidsquare.com on Oct. 9.
Turner Auctions + Appraisals is presenting the Barnaby and Karen Beck Collection of American Folk Art September 11.
Celebrating its community's marine and seafaring history, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will present several examples of marine artwork, among other items, during an Aug. 27-29 auction.
Decorative arts items including toleware, stoneware, folk arts, and ironwork, among others will headline a 1,200-lot auction scheduled for Sept. 14-15 at Pook & Pook Inc.