Curiouser and Curiouser
Exceptional Objects and Eccentric Art
Catalog online September 29, 2017
Exhibition begins October 14, 2017
This one-off sale of some 200 lots includes fine and outsider art; decorative arts; jewelry; photography; circus and sideshow memorabilia; curious antique objects including scientific, medical, and botanical; memento mori; mannequins; silver; grotto furniture; contemporary ceramics; erotica and more. A curious slice of the sale: Work by Morton Bartlett, James Castle, and the Connor Brothers; Victorian silver fighting cock spurs; Tom Thumb’s wedding day waistcoat; carnival and gospel revival banners; a pair of grotto chairs; a 17th c. bust with a provenance from Axel Vervoordt; a silver skull pocket watch from Breguet; and two re-discovered Woodbridge Clay Pit figures.
Designed to please those who find joy in the unconventional, Curiouser and Curiouser is an auction for new and established collectors, as well as designers, artists and anyone seeking the unexpected.