In 1955, Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was commissioned to write a first-grade primer that children would enjoy reading. However, Geisel felt constrained by the list of words the publisher deemed appropriate for first graders. He scanned the list for two words that rhymed, eventually finding “cat” and “hat,” and decided to work from there. A signed, original sketch of the titular character of Cat in the Hat is among the highlighted lots in the Exceptional Estates Auction, presented by Blackwell Auctions.
The event features lots from various categories, including jewelry, watches, and both fine and decorative art. Bidders can consider an English 18-karat gold pocket watch from the 1870s. The watch was produced by Wales & McCulloch, which also made deck watches for the Royal Navy in the early 20th century. Also available is an untitled painting by Nicholas Davis. In the piece, bright, geometric shapes are combined to create the image of two men playing bongos. Those interested in this or any other lot can register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Jewelry (74), Decorative Arts (87), Asian Works of Art (39), Watches & Clocks (14), Collectibles (93), Fine Art (72)
# of Lots:413
Price Range:$50 - $8,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Nicholas Davis, Oil on Canvas, 1967|| Estimate: |
|1870s English 18K Gold Pocket Watch|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Dragon Longma Qilin Censer|| Estimate: |
|Dr. Seuss, Original Sketch, Cat in the Hat|| Estimate: |
|Navajo Native American Sterling Bear Claw Ring|| Estimate: |