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Sat, Jul 9, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 525

2 Cannon County, Middle TN Buttocks Baskets

Estimate: $500 - $600

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Two (2) Middle Tennessee graduated split white oak buttocks baskets by Ida Pearl Davis (Cannon County, TN, 1921-2007) and her daughter Thelma Davis Hibdon (b. 1942). Includes: one (1) "1/2 Bushel" basket and one (1) "1 1/2 Bushel" basket, both having wide woven rims and centers and ribbed construction. Both signed and dated "Ida P. Davis Woodbury, TN./Thelma 'Davis' Hibdon/1995" to underside of handles. Both include original retail tags with size and artist information. 1/2 Bushel basket: 16 1/4" H x 20 1/2" W x 14 1/2" D. 1 1/2 Bushel basket: 18 1/4" H x 25 1/2" W x 18 1/4" D. Note: "Davis was descended from makers in several prominent basket families in the Short Mountain area. Like many of her age-peers, she learned as a girl, became inactive as an adult while doing textile plant work, then returned to the craft as later years brought new appreciation for it. Davis and Hibdon demonstrated in the Tennessee program at the 1986 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife." (source: https://tnfolklife.org/folkartist/ida-pearl-davis-thelma-hibdon/).

The Estate of Donley and Eunice Hill, Andersonville, Tennessee.

Condition

Both items in overall very good condition with a few inconspicuous breaks, largest 1", to weavers.