Tag Archives: polychrome

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hiliott scrimshaw, $42,000, Eldred’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hiliott scrimshaw, $42,000, Eldred’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A polychrome scrimshaw tooth attributed to George Hiliott, depicting a native Hawaiian woman (or Wahinee) on the front and a woman on horseback on the back, sold for $42,000 at an Americana Auction held Nov. 16-18 by Eldred’s in East Dennis, Mass. Also, a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Carved minstrel figure, $157,950, Thomaston Place

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Carved minstrel figure, $157,950, Thomaston Place

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa-1870 American carved polychrome wooden minstrel figure of “Jim Crow” (or “Daddy Rice”) sold for $157,950 at a Winter Feature Sale held Feb. 11-12 by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, Maine. Also, a 19th century weathervane in the form of an American […]