ATTLEBORO MUSEUM INC – 27th Annual Benefit Art Auction Oct. 11,2018 10:00 AM - Nov. 3, 2018 5:00 PM
Auction Ends: Oct 31, 2018 05:00 PM EDT


Rhode Island Mussel (Elinor C. Thompson)

Item Number
Estimated Value
$300 USD
Opening Bid
$100 USD

Live Event Item

After the online close, this item went to a Live Event for further bidding. Absentee Bidding offered.

Item Description

Stoneware sculpture

14" x 8" x 2"

"Rhode Island Mussel" is from her series of more than seventy sculptures of native Rhode Island shellfish. Each one is individually sculpted in stoneware clay. Mrs. Thompson blends underglazes with similar techniques she uses in her watercolors before traditional bisque and gloss kiln firings. This functional sculpture is oven and food safe and can be hung on the wall or displayed on a flat surface.

Elinor C. Thompson received her MFA from Boston University School for the Arts and her BA from Colby College. An award-winning artist, she has recently shown in national, regional and local juried shows at Newport Art Museum, Providence Art Club, NE Watercolor Society, RI Watercolor Society, among others. A former art teacher for nearly 30 years, she has devoted the last few years to working primarily in water media and stoneware sculpture.


Item Special Note

A note on bidding: Any high bid that does not follow the listed bidding increments will be nullified and voided.

The Bidding Increments are as follows:

   $1-99, the bidding increment is $5

   $100-199, the bidding increment is $10

   $200-499, the bidding increment is $20

   $500-999, the bidding increment is $50

   $1000 and up, the bidding increment is $100

This item can be shipped or picked up at the Attleboro Arts Museum from November 6-10, 2018. The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am-5pm. The winning bidder is responsible for all shipping and handling costs. The artist retains all reproduction and copyrights.

Donated By:

Elinor C. Thompson