David Drake was a 19th-century American potter known for his exceptional stoneware. Drake was a slave who worked at factories in the flourishing pottery state of South Carolina. When he was active, the artist was among the few literate slaves in America. His works were often signed with his initials or contained poetic verses. The upcoming Brunk Auctions event will present stoneware jars attributed to Drake. One highlight is an early Drake-attributed jar produced at the Pottersville Stoneware Manufactory. The available 1836 stoneware jar has a dark brown and tan alkaline glaze. Drake’s works were famous for their high strength and beauty.
Featured is an oil painting titled Summer Afternoon by Leon Kroll. Kroll was a renowned figurative artist known for his landscape paintings. Kroll’s works often reflected the influence of French Impressionism. The auction also features portraits of Black American women from Elizabeth O’Neill Verner’s socio-political works. Christmas Greens by Verner depicts a flower seller going to the market. Rounding out the listings are Afghan carpets, Sarouk runners, and George II-style furniture. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:170
Price Range:$150 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Early Dave Drake attributed inscription jar.|| Estimate: |
|Summer Afternoon oil on canvas by Leon Kroll.|| Estimate: |
|Herzog oil on canvas by Gainesville Marsh.|| Estimate: |
|Pair George II style carved library chairs.|| Estimate: |
|Sarouk runner.|| Estimate: |
|Christmas Greens pastel on silk on board by Elizabeth O'Neill Verner.|| Estimate: |