Sitting here staring at this wonderful catalog and having my usual problem, there is too many items for pick of the week. Ship paintings have always been a favorite of mine and there are several to choose from, the Peter Lik photographs are just breathtaking, the quilts, the fraktur, of course the little blue firkin, it just goes on and on. Sensory overload has been reached! I really wanted to go with the redware dog, but that was too predictable for me – redware and a dog, all in one, how could I not love that. Instead I went with a toy for the dog to chase around the yard. Lot 407 is an adorable mohair rabbit squeak toy. This is one of those antiques that crosses several categories. Toy collectors, folk art collectors and those of us who just love animals all seem to have one in amongst a country decorated home. So, chase this bunny around the auction block and take him home. You won’t be disappointed.
by Jamie Shearer