Tinsel pictures gained popularity in 19th-century America as an evening activity between mothers and daughters. Crafting these pictures was later used to calm wounded soldiers in the Civil War. Coming to auction as part of the July Summer Art & Antiques event, presented by Neue Auctions, is a set of 14 tinsel pictures. Subjects of the pictures range from fruit bowls and flower pots to bluebirds and butterflies.
Several decorative art pieces are highlighted in this sale, including a cloisonné vase by Japanese artist Hiroaki Ota. Decorating the vase is a prunus tree in bloom. Bidders will also find several collectible albums. Featured among these is a copy of Pink Floyd’s Animals signed by band members Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, and David Gilmour. The band used imagery from George Orwell’s novella Animal Farm (1945) to criticize the British government in the 1970s. “You better stay home/ And do as you’re told/ Get out of the road if you want to grow old,” warns the album’s penultimate song, “Sheep.” Those interested in this or any other lot can register for the event on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (64), Decorative Arts (117), Furniture (37), Asian Works of Art (51), Collectibles (13), Pop Culture (10)
# of Lots:300
Price Range:$30 - $1,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Vintage Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Golf Bag|| Estimate: |
|Wedgwood Smear Glazed Potpourri and Cover|| Estimate: |
|Lot of Fourteen Tinsel Pictures|| Estimate: |
|Pink Floyd Artist Signed Animals Album|| Estimate: |
|Hiroaki Ota (Japanese 1933-1991) Cloisonne Vase|| Estimate: |