Country Americana, Glass & Ceramics Lead Garth’s Fall Auction Schedule As summer winds down and kids head back to school, Garth’s is prepping for two solid auctions in back to back weekends on September 6-7 for Country Americana auction & September 13 for Ceramics & Glas
A rare New York pitcher labeled for Charles Cartlidge “American Porcelain” has molded corn decoration with gilt accents and an American shield (estimate $1,000-$2,000).
The colorful catalog cover shows one of the twelve gameboards in the sale, a vibrant five-color parcheesi board estimate at $600-$1,200. A selection of forty-four advertising and trade signs to be sold are artfully illustrated on the back cover of the catalog. Promoting the sales of everything from “groceries and provisions” to “umbrellas and rain capes” to “Emerson Vehicles”, and even “homes furnished complete”, the varied styles and colors ensure something for every savvy country Americana collector. Some of the staff favorites include examples for the “Royal School of Music” painted by the “Harold W. Chamberlain Sign Shop, Athens, Ills” measuring 122.5” long (estimate $800-$1,600), a “Maple Syrup Warehouse” sign humorously marked both “Public” and “Keep Out” measuring 96” wide (estimate $400-$800), and a “Welch’s Stoves, New & Used Furniture”, 65” wide (estimate $600-800).
Rounding out the sale are more than a few lots that should entice some competitive bidding. An oval, bentwood box, probably by Heinrich Bucher (Berks County, Pennsylvania), retains the original painted flower basket decoration (estimate $1,500-$3,000). A Sandwich glass openwork fruit basket (estimate $1,000-$3,000) with sixteen staves atop a rayed base and hexagonal foot is similar to examples in The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Vol. 1 by Barlow and Kaiser. A copper full-bodied running horse weathervane with zinc head mounted atop a wooden post should easily reach $2,500-$4,500.
A whimsical painting of a grey cat with a red bow in a wooden travel crate by Gaylord is sure to tempt many a folk art collector. At just 8.75” square, the oil on board is estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Just as whimsical are the varied pattern names of the seventeen quilts in the auction. A neatly pieced “Blazing Stars” quilt with double diamond borders is estimated $1,000-$2,000, while a classic Amish “Diamond in the Square” quilt composed of rich green, deep purple and precise and closely worked stitches is estimated $1,500-$2,500.
In reflecting on the selection within the auction, Garth’s CEO Jeff Jeffers commented “This is a classic Garth's Americana sale for bidders: a diverse auction of quality, affordable objects. It's all about the thrill of the hunt and finding the next treasure - and it's fun to feel everyone back at it after the summer.”
The Joyce & Vernon Haan 40 Year Collection of Glass and Ceramics
Joyce and Vernon Haan of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin will celebrate their sixty-third wedding anniversary on the second of September and they have spent most of that time together satisfying their passion for collecting. It's serendipitous that just eleven days later on September 13th, the Haan family will commemorate the occasion again when Garth’s sells the Haan 40 Year Collection of Glass and Ceramics in an online, virtual auction. Comprised of over 200 lots of Gaudy Welsh, Gaudy pearlware, English transferware, early American blown lamps, fluid and whale oil pressed and pattern glass lamps, pattern glass candlesticks,