The Minneapolis Institute of Arts' annual antique bonanza begins today offering lovers of all things old the chance to snap up cultural relics from 40 deals. Antique shoppers will peruse art and objects from between the 18th and 20th centuries including folk art, silver, and modernist design. The three-day sale will be spiced up with dealer lectures.
Since the inaugural sale in 1984, its raised more than $1.5 million for MIA, which uses the money to... well, to buy different old things... including these things!
This is called a Presentation cup with lid made by Kate Harris in 1901. I don't really know what a presentation cup is. Medium:Silver with semi-precious stones.
And this is a Claret Jug from 1898.
This silver toilette service is from 1683. That's real old.
The sale is being held at the Harrington Mansion, 2540 Park Avenue South Sale Times: Friday, October 24, 11 A.M.– 9 P.M. Saturday, October 25, 11 A.M.– 5 P.M. Sunday, October 26, 11 A.M.– 4 P.M. Admission Regular event admission $10 ($8 MIA members) MIA Members Free Admission Day Saturday, October 25