Paintings by Maud Lewis lead the way in Miller & Miller's successful online auction held April 13th

The auction featured 414 lots of general store, art glass, Canadiana, advertising signs, Western collectibles, pottery and stoneware, art, lamps and lighting, plus the 3 paintings by Maud Lewis. Online bidding was on two platforms.
By: Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
 
 
1911 bronze yacht racing trophy (CA$4,730).
1911 bronze yacht racing trophy (CA$4,730).
NEW HAMBURG, Ontario - April 24, 2024 - PRLog -- Three vibrant and colorful paintings by the legendary Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis (1901-1970) sold for a combined $79,060, and a 19th century French Bontems caged singing bird automaton played a sweet tune for $10,030 in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd's online Advertising, Canadiana & Historic Objects auction held April 13th.

All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars and include an 18 percent buyer's premium.

Maud Lewis has been featured in numerous Miller & Miller auctions in recent months, always with positive results. Of the three of her paintings in this auction, the top performer was a late 1965 or early 1966 mixed media on pulpboard (beaverboard) titled Cow in Spring Meadow. It was signed "Maud Lewis" lower right and bested the $25,000 high estimate by bringing $30,680.

The other two paintings signed by Ms. Lewis were a mixed media on artist board titled Covered Bridge in Winter, which featured blue loops that almost certainly dated it to the second half of 1965 ($25,960, beating the $23,000 high estimate); and a mixed media on Masonite titled Two Deer in Winter, a serial image found only in the 1960s, that sold within estimate for $22,420.

Also sold was a group of six handwritten letters from Maud Lewis to John Kinnear, all from 1966-1967 ($9,440). Kinnear was a London, Ontario artist and friend who worked as an agent for Ms. Lewis in the late 1960s. Ms. Lewis stated in one of the letters that she had finished decorating some dustpans supplied by Mr. Kinnear. It was signed, "Maud Lewis" ($9,440).

In a related lot, a framed working pencil sketch on paper titled Alberta by A.Y. Jackson (Canadian, 1882-1974), depicting a small village with a church and low hills in the background, supplied by Jackson to John Kinnear, as suggested by Jackson's 1967 letter to Mr. Kinnear (also offered in this sale), artist signed lower left but undated, rose to $4,425.

The circa 1885 French Bontems caged singing bird automaton was housed in a bronze cage and stood 18 Ā½ inches tall, with applied scenic Sevres plaques surrounding the base panels. Included was a crank-style winding key. It was mechanically functioning and made $10,030.

The auction overall was packed with 414 lots of general store items, art glass, Canadiana, advertising signs, Western collectibles, pottery and stoneware, art, and lamps and lighting.

To learn more, visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.

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