Nineteenth century Chilkat blanket makes $92,000 at Maynards March sale

European works outshine Canadian in small paintings session

Top price of five works in Maynards sale by Canadian artist Edley Allen Burton was reserved for "Log Rollers", a 22" x 26" canvas that sold for $4370.

Vancouver (15BP) – A small session of less than 100 Canadian and International paintings produced some solid results at Maynards, March 29, but it was a 19th century blanket (illustrated right) that stole the sale honours. Sewn by Mary Ebbetts matriarch of the renowned Hunt family of carvers and artists, the 19th century Chilkat blanket, 61” x 33.5” was estimated at $30/35,000. The rarity and quality of the piece, however, took the bidding to an exciting and record-setting $92,000.


Among the paintings the top lot of the sale was reserved for a watercolour by 19th century German artist Guido Bach. Summer Fun, a 15.5” x 19.5” image painted in 1881 sold for $4600 against an estimate of $2/3000. A red chalk drawing of Two Male Nudes catalogued as Circle of Benedetto Luti (Italian, 1666-1724) sold on its low estimate with a bid of $4025, while undoubtedly the $32 million Turner that sold in New York recently had an impact on Sunset on the Rhine, a 9.75” x 14.5” watercolour catalogued as after J.M.W. Turner. It sold for $3450 against a $6/800 estimate.


Also of note among the international works was a mid-estimate bid of $2875 for Red Sky, a 24” x 36” canvas by modern British artist Fred Uhlman.


Log Rollers was the title of a 22” x 26” canvas by Canadian artist Edley Allen Burton (1901- ), and the top price of five works by the artist in this sale. It sold for $4370 against a $4/6000 estimate. Allen Sapp’s Making Fence Posts – Sweetgrass Reserve, 18” x 24”, fetched and above estimate $2300, while Inside Log House – Sweetgrass Reserve, 16” x 20” picked up a bid of $2415 against a $1/1500 estimate. Robert Genn’s Entering Alkali Lake Ranch, 16” x 20” fetched a high estimate $1495, and Molly Bobak’s A Park in Paris, 17.5” x 14”, sold for $2300 against a $2/3000 estimate.


Important Canadian & International Works of Art

Date: March, 2013

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