A mini ‘Antiques Roadshow’ stops in Ocala
Collectors got appraisals of treasured items during an event at the Appleton Museum of Art.
Bruce MacLaren of Bonhams Auctions, right, appraises two Japanese Plique-á-jour bowls owned by Bob Stenstream, left, during the Bonhams Appraisal Day With Bonhams Auctions at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala on Saturday, April 15, 2023. People were able to bring their heirlooms and other items to have them appraised by members of Bonhams Auctions with an appointment. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2023.
While many of us were working on our last-minute tax returns, some Ocalans were able to bring their heirlooms and other items to have them appraised by making an appointment with members of Bonhams Auctions at the Appleton Museum of Art on April 15.
At the event, appraisers Bruce MacLaren and Natasha Patel examined a pair of ivory earrings for Nancy Knight, a ring owned by Jan Hitchcock and two Japanese Plique-á-jour bowls owned by Bob Stenstream, along with several other items.
“I had a great time,” Knight said. “Everyone was very helpful and knowledgeable. I hope there is another event like this one again.”
One of the most interesting items brought in was a lithograph by Peter Max titled “The Rising Sun,” 1999, owned by Kathy Carriger.
Through the acquisition of Butterfields in 2002, Bonhams offers a full range of auction and appraisal services with specialists representing more than 30 collecting categories.
The resident specialists are versed in the fields of European and American Furniture and decorative arts, 20th-century design, memorabilia, jewelry, books and manuscripts, Asian art, fine art paintings, prints and wine.
For more information or to make a private appointment to receive an auction estimate, visit bonhams.com.