January is the time of year when New York City pulls out all the stops for great auctions and shows. Sotheby's will hold the Ralph and Suzanne Katz Folk Art Collection on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00 am. Other auctions will be held at Sotheby's that weekend,but, this particular auction caught my eye. Here are a few of my favorite things:
Lot # 5143 View of the Berks County Almshouse by John Rasmussen ( 1828-1895), est $80,000-$120,000. SOLD at $420,000.
Lot # 5007 American Gameboard, est $3,000-$5,000. SOLD at $2,000.
Lot # 5150 The Gennesee Falls at Rochester, NY by Thomas Chambers, est $20,000. - $30,000. Passed at $14,000.
Lot 5029 Carved Stone Ram ( with two lambs), est $2,500- $3,500.SOLD at $5,500.
Lot # 5025 Portrait of a Dog wirh Greek Temple in the Background, 19th Century, est $10,000-$15,000. SOLD at $7,000.
Lot # 5038 Egret Decoy by Gus Rorkler, early 20th Century, est $400.-$600. Ha! This was my favorite. Thought I could sneak in with a nice low bid. Nope. SOLD at $3,200.
Lot # 5134 "Watermelon" American School Collage Late 19th/early 20th Century, est $800. - $1,200. SOLD at $1,300.
Lot # 5010 Embroidered Wool Coverlet, Connecticut River Valley, circa 1825, est $15,000 -$20,000. Passed at $9,000.
Lot # 5024 Carved Wood Sculpture of a Dog, Ohio, circa 1845, est $15,000.-$25,000. Passed at $11,000.
Lot #5138 Detail, Painted Linen Overmantle, New York State, circa 1840, est $12,000- $15,000. SOLD at $35,000.
Lot #5011 Hooked Rug, est $8,000.-$12,000.SOLD at $4,800.
And so much more! You can see the entire catalog online at Sotheby's.com
See you Saturday morning!