Exceptional Objects and Eccentric Art
10.22.17 / 10:00 am
Exhibition begins October 14, 2017
This 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 cave bear skull; a silver skull bracelet with coffin clasp; and two re-discovered Woodbridge Clay Pit figures.