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Lot 89: ANGELIQUE MERASTY - Circular Floral Pattern

Est: $200 CAD - $300 CADSold:
Saskatchewan Network for Art CollectingApril 28, 2024Regina, SK, CA

Item Overview

Description

ANGELIQUE MERASTY (Canadian/Sakawithiniwak, 1924-1996) "Circular Floral Pattern" - Birchbark biting. Signed in syllabics lower right. Framed. 4.5 x 5.5 inches (image), 8.5 x 10.5 inches (frame). Excellent condition.

Dimensions

4.5 x 5.5 inches (image), 8.5 x 10.5 inches (frame

Artist or Maker

Medium

Birchbark biting

Condition Report

Excellent condition

Notes

SKNAC bio: Angelique Merasty was born in 1924 in Beaver Lake, Saskatchewan, of Woodland Cree heritage. When she was 20 years old, she was taught the Indigenous art of birch bark biting by her mother, Susan Ballantyne. Learning this complicated art - which involves folding and biting thin sheets of birch bark to create complex designs and patterns that resemble embroidery or lace - involved a great deal of time and trial and error. As Merasty said, "I would sit there for hours, and I ended up wasting a lot of birch bark, but what kept me going was that I knew this was special, this was what I wanted to do." Though Merasty initially created the individual elements of her pieces separately, pausing to check her progress along the way, she eventually was able to visualize the entire piece before she began, stopping only when the design was complete. Merasty began in the style of her mother, who employed traditional patterns in her work. She later developed her own style, incorporating images of a variety of flowers, insects, and animals. Merasty's pieces ranged in size from 7.5 centimetres to about 25 centimetres. Though the practice of birch bark biting was once a common form of art and entertainment in many communities, fewer artists are learning the skill. Merasty's work, which has helped birch bark biting to become part of the fine art scene, may play a part in reviving this tradition. Her work has been exhibited widely, including at the Museum of Man and Nature (now the Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg, 1980), and the Thunder Bay National Exhibition Centre and Centre for Indian Art (1983). In 1983, the University of Regina Press published Merasty's 'Birch Biting'. Angelique Merasty passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1996.

Payment & Shipping

Payment

Accepted forms of payment: American Express, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Other, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting can provide purchasers with several options for packing and shipping throughout Canada, the US and internationally. All packing and shipping is done at the expense of the purchaser. If you are the successful bidder on one or more lots, you will receive an email directly from the auction house within 48 hours. Please then contact us to discuss your packing, shipping and pick-up preferences (and we can remove artworks from framing in order to ship without frame and glass). All artworks are located in Regina, Saskatchewan and are available for pick-up. Also, we are currently offering free delivery in Regina on invoices over $200, and buyers in Saskatoon will be able to have their artworks delivered directly by Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting for a low cost (determined by size, weight and value). We can pack and ship throughout Canada and internationally, or can deliver your artworks to a recognized international shipper for them to pack and ship via their direct communications with you.

Auction Details

Saskatchewan and Canadian Indigenous Art

by
Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting
April 28, 2024, 01:00 PM CST

2241 Smith St, Regina, SK, S4P 2P5, CA

Terms

Buyer's Premium

20.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
$0$49$2
$50$99$5
$100$199$10
$200$599$20
$600$1,999$50
$2,000$4,999$100
$5,000$11,999$200
$12,000+$500

Extended Bidding

5 minutes/bid

Terms

1. The closing of lots is staggered, with each subsequent lot closing one minute after the previous lot. If a bid is placed within the final moments of bidding for a particular lot, the bidding for that lot only will be extended for 3 minutes to allow for counter bids.

2. The total purchase price of each lot shall include the successful winning bid of the lot together with a buyer's premium of 20% of the winning bid. All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

3. For Canadian buyers a Goods and Services Tax of 5% will be charged on the winning bid and buyer's premium on all lots shipped to Canadian Provinces other than Saskatchewan. A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5% and a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of 6% will be added to the successful winning bid and buyer's premium for all lots purchased by Saskatchewan residents or for delivery within Saskatchewan. However, the first $300 of winning bid for each previously owned artwork is PST exempt. Goods shipped outside of Canada are not subject to any sales tax.

4. Although Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting takes great care and diligence in cataloging of lots offered for auction, all property is sold "as is" and neither we nor our consignors or agents make any warranties or representations as to the correctness of the catalogue entry or other descriptions contained therein.

5. Notwithstanding the preceding condition, if the purchaser can provide, within 30 days of the sale of any lot, written opinion from at least two acknowledged experts or authorities that the said lot was incorrectly described in the catalogue, and if the purchaser returns the said lot within 45 days after such notice in the same condition as sold, we as agent for the consignor will rescind the sale and refund the purchase price.

6. We reserve the right to withdraw any property up to the moment of sale.

7. With the fall of the auctioneer's hammer, title to the lot being offered will pass to the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer, subject to the conditions set forth herein. The successful bidder thereupon will pay the full purchase price and assume full risk and responsibility for the said lot. All property must be collected or otherwise removed by the purchaser at his or her expense no later than ninety days following its sale and if not so removed a handling charge of 2% of the purchase price per month will be payable by the purchaser until the property is removed.

8. Payment should be made in full within ten days following the sale by email transfer, cheque, cash, bank draft, PayPal, Visa or MasterCard unless other arrangements have been made with the auctioneer. Payment via PayPal, Visa or Mastercard will be subject to a 3% surcharge on the invoice total. Successful bidders will receive an invoice via email from the auctioneer within 48 hours of the close of the auction, with instructions on payment methods and pick-up, delivery and shipping options.

Buyers Premium

A Buyers Premium of 20% will be added to the Winning Bid for all lots sold.

Payment Terms

Payment should be made in full within ten days following the sale by email transfer, cheque, cash, bank draft, PayPal, Visa or MasterCard unless other arrangements have been made with the auctioneer. Payment via PayPal, Visa or Mastercard will be subject to a 3% surcharge on the invoice total. Successful bidders will receive an invoice via email from the auctioneer within 48 hours of the close of the auction, with instructions on payment methods and pick-up, delivery and shipping options.

Shipping Terms

Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting can provide purchasers with several options for packing and shipping throughout Canada, the US and internationally. All packing and shipping is done at the expense of the purchaser. If you are the successful bidder on one or more lots, you will receive an email directly from the auction house within 48 hours. Please then contact us to discuss your packing, shipping and pick-up preferences (and we can remove artworks from framing in order to ship without frame and glass). All artworks are located in Regina, Saskatchewan and are available for pick-up. Also, we are currently offering free delivery in Regina on invoices over $200, and buyers in Saskatoon will be able to have their artworks delivered directly by Saskatchewan Network for Art Collecting for a low cost (determined by size, weight and value). We can pack and ship throughout Canada and internationally, or can deliver your artworks to a recognized international shipper for them to pack and ship via their direct communications with you.

Taxes

A Goods and Services Tax of 5% will be charged on the winning bid and buyer's premium on all lots shipped to Canadian Provinces other than Saskatchewan. A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5% and a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of 6% will be added to the successful winning bid and buyer's premium for all lots purchased by Saskatchewan residents or for delivery within Saskatchewan. However, the first $300 of winning bid for each previously owned artwork is PST exempt. Goods shipped outside of Canada are not subject to any sales tax.