Garth’s Auctions Kicks Off 2014 with Two-Day Americana Auction featuring the Collection of Ray and Garth’s Auctions will kick off the New Year with an Early Americana Furniture and Decorative Arts auction the weekend of January 3rd & 4th.
Mr. Meisburger had an affinity for pottery as well. Several fine pieces will cross the block including several 18th century New York pieces by Commeraw and Crolius. Highlight will certainly include a stoneware jar, impressed with the mark for Thomas Commeraw, New York, ca.1800 and a great Bristol County, Massachusetts green-glazed ovoid redware jar, each with an estimate of $1,000-$2,000.
The sale will continue on Saturday, January 4th with more pottery. A five-gallon stoneware crock with a brushed cobalt standing lion and impressed with a mark for Hubble and Chesebro, Geddes, New York is expected to fetch between $15,000-$20,000. Toward the end of the Saturday session, a sewertile dog, probably Ohio, has an estimate of $750-$1,000.
If blue is your favored color for collecting, you will have several options from which to choose. A two-piece decorated corner cupboard, Ohio or Pennsylvania, 1820-1840, with old blue interior paint has an estimate of $2,500-$5,000. Another painted cant-front cupboard, also with original blue paint, has an estimate of $3,000-$6,000. A pair of American School portraits, early 19th century, is expected to sell for $2,500-$3,500.
A fine collection of spatterware will be sold throughout the session. A yellow border soup bowl with red thistle will be a nice addition to any collection (estimate: $2,500-$4.500). A five-color rainbow pitcher is in excellent condition (estimate: $4,500-$6,500). Of course, the selection of trade signs offered at Garth’s Auctions should never be missed and this sale is no exception. A folksy Live Bait trade sign, found in the Susquehanna River Valley along the New York-Pennsylvania border, is made of wood with applied sheet metal and states "WORMS." With the nice weathered surface this sign is expected to sell for $200-$400. Another trade sign, a large pig head from the Kingan Packing Company, Indianapolis, Indiana (meat packers for the Union Army during the Civil War starting in 1863) is particularly nice and is estimated at $2,500-$3,500.
To see the fully illustrated catalogs for Garth’s January 3rd and 4th auctions, visit www.garths.com. Preview hours in the main gallery in Delaware, Ohio will be available December 27th thru January 3rd or by special appointment. For further information or to order a catalog, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 740-362-4771.