Unique Eric Sloane Gifts Under $500

The trouble with art galleries is that often everything is so darn expensive….

Not with Eric Sloane and not with The Gallery @ Weather Hill. Eric Sloane made sure that his art was accessible to nearly everyone by diversifying his offerings. He also gave away illustrations and paintings liberally, as well as donated hundreds of works of art to dozens of charitable organizations.

Find a great deal in some of our most accessible art and we’ll play it forward together by donating 10% of the sales price to The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum.

New old stock (N.O.S.) Hammer Galleries brochure for an exhibit of paintings and drawings by Eric Sloane, N.A., March 11th – 30th 1991.  Full color brochure with very nice examples of Eric’s work.  Minor soiling and marks to front cover and small losses to spine. Otherwise very good+. $18.50.

Fantastic “trinket tray” by Delano Studios of Long Island, N.Y.  Eric Sloane designed dozens of illustrations for Delano to use on their enamelware cookware line, for luncheon and dinner plates, and for unique items like this tray that commemorated the 50th anniversary of Parker & Co. International, an aviation insurance company. Hand colored and charming illustration by Eric Sloane specifically for this tray.  $50.00.

Spring House by Eric Sloane, N.A.  8.75″ tall x 13.25″ wide, 9.75″ tall x 14.25″ wide framed. Uncommon print inscribed and hand signed by Eric in his typical red marker.  In very good condition with acceptable frame.   $75.00.

Rigging Out Decoys, Currituck Sound, N.C. by Eric Sloane. 8.5″ tall x 15″ wide, 10.25″ tall x 16.75″ wide framed. Very uncommon print, but not a standard print. Rigging Out Decoys, Currituck Sound, N.C. was created for a lampshade, part of a small series of lampshades that Eric Sloane illustrated for his sister, Dorothy. This particular image was made to be attached to a round metal lampshade frame to become a functioning lampshade for a lamp that included a series of color illustrations of ducks (I believe they were drawn by Dorothy) as part of the lamp base. I’ve only seen one of these lamps in person, and that is in Eric’s recreated studio at The Eric Sloane Museum in Kent, Connecticut.

These shades and the lamps to which they were attached were made some time in the 1950s. They probably were carried at Abercrombie & Fitch’s Madison Avenue, New York, store.  The sixth floor of the establishment housed a bookstore an art gallery and a gift shop, Sloane’s sporting themed-work being offered in all three venues. They were definitely carried by “The Crossroad of Sport”, 15 East 54th Street, New York. Their 50 page catalog for 1954-1955 included two paintings by Eric Sloane – “”Lingaur Slopes, Austria – Skiing” for $425.00 and “Trout Fishing – The Smith Bridge Hole, Brandywine, Delaware” for $400.00 – and an entry concerning these lamps on page 47:

Rigging Out Decoys, Currituck Sound, N.C. is recently framed in a handsome, black wooden frame. In excellent condition with a wonderful bonus – the original print block used to reproduce Sloane’s original illustration for the shade. Block measures 13.5″ wide x 7″ tall, pictured here:

Rigging Out Decoys, Currituck Sound, N.C. by Eric Sloane along with the printing block used to print the illustration are offered together for $225.00.