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2021 Smithsonian Craft Show - Laura Baring-Gould

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  • Nest of Iris grass and Lilac, Cast in Bronze
    Price$3,200
    Lot 101

    Nest of Iris grass and Lilac, Cast in Bronze

  • Large Nest in Maple, Cast in Bronze
    Price$4,500
    Lot 102

    Large Nest in Maple, Cast in Bronze

  • Nest in Lilac, Cast in Bronze
    Price$3,200
    Lot 201

    Nest in Lilac, Cast in Bronze

  • Hummingbird's Nest in Cast Bronze
    Price$1,500
    Lot 401

    Hummingbird's Nest in Cast Bronze

  • Cascading Nest in Magnolia
    Price$1,800
    Lot 501

    Cascading Nest in Magnolia

  • Nest in cascading Magnolia branch, Cast in Bronze
    Price$1,800
    Lot 601

    Nest in cascading Magnolia branch, Cast in Bronze

  • Nest in Magnolia branch, Cast in Bronze
    Price$1,800
    Lot 701

    Nest in Magnolia branch, Cast in Bronze

  • Split Bamboo Basket/Fish Trap
    Price$4,000
    Lot 1401

    Split Bamboo Basket/Fish Trap

  • Split Bamboo Fish Trap, in Cast Bronze
    Price$4,000
    Lot 1402

    Split Bamboo Fish Trap, in Cast Bronze

  • Thai Fish Trap, Cast in Bronze
    Price$3,800
    Lot 1502

    Thai Fish Trap, Cast in Bronze

  • Bamboo Eel Trap, Cast in Bronze
    Price$2,000
    Lot 1503

    Bamboo Eel Trap, Cast in Bronze

  • Thai Fishing Trap in the shape of a small duck
    Price$1,200
    Lot 1504

    Thai Fishing Trap in the shape of a small duck

  • Inverted Bamboo basket in Bronze
    Price$550
    Lot 1505

    Inverted Bamboo basket in Bronze

  • Woven cloth cap in Bronze
    Price$525
    Lot 3001

    Woven cloth cap in Bronze

  • Mongolian Cap in Bronze
    Price$525
    Lot 3002

    Mongolian Cap in Bronze

  • Children’s Fabric Boots with Applique in Bronze, arched toe
    Price$850
    Lot 4001

    Children’s Fabric Boots with Applique in Bronze, arched...

  • Children’s Fabric Boots with Applique in Bronze, rounded toe
    Price$850
    Lot 4002

    Children’s Fabric Boots with Applique in Bronze, rounde...

  • Pair of Bound Foot Shoes in Bronze
    Price$425
    Lot 4003

    Pair of Bound Foot Shoes in Bronze

  • Pair of Bound Foot Shoes in Bronze
    Price$425
    Lot 4004

    Pair of Bound Foot Shoes in Bronze

  • Heirloom Pear and Mahogony Seed Pod
    Price$475
    Lot 5001

    Heirloom Pear and Mahogony Seed Pod

  • Slightly Slumping Pear with Blueberry Tart Cast in Bronze
    Price$475
    Lot 5002

    Slightly Slumping Pear with Blueberry Tart Cast in Bron...

  • Speckled Pear with Blueberry Tart Cast in Bronze
    Price$450
    Lot 5003

    Speckled Pear with Blueberry Tart Cast in Bronze

  • Two Heirloom Pears in Bronze
    Price$475
    Lot 5005

    Two Heirloom Pears in Bronze

  • 2 Heirloom Pears in Cast Bronze
    Price$550
    Lot 5006

    2 Heirloom Pears in Cast Bronze

  • Heirloom Pear in Cast Bronze
    Price$325
    Lot 6001

    Heirloom Pear in Cast Bronze

  • http://www.BaringGouldBronzeWorks.com
    Price$325
    Lot 6002

    http://www.BaringGouldBronzeWorks.com

  • Heirloom Pear in Bronze
    Price$325
    Lot 6003

    Heirloom Pear in Bronze

  • Heirloom Pear, Paul Revere House Boston
    Price$285
    Lot 700

    Heirloom Pear, Paul Revere House Boston

  • Medium Heirloom Pear
    Price$285
    Lot 7001

    Medium Heirloom Pear

  • Medium Heirloom Pear in Bronze
    Price$285
    Lot 7002

    Medium Heirloom Pear in Bronze

  • Heirloom Pear, cast in bronze
    Price$285
    Lot 7003

    Heirloom Pear, cast in bronze

  • Medium Pear in Cast Bronze
    Price$285
    Lot 7004

    Medium Pear in Cast Bronze

  • 2 Aging Pears in Bronze (sold individually)
    Price$285
    Lot 800

    2 Aging Pears in Bronze (sold individually)

Auction Description

2021 Smithsonian Craft Show - Laura Baring-Gould by Laura Baring-Gould
The baskets I make involve innovation and transformation. Juxtaposing the original basket (nest of a migrating bird) with fish traps (baskets used by traditional cultures for sustenance) each piece begins with grasses humbly harvested by my own hand and intertwined following the example of bird or human. Once finished, each of these woven objects is painstakingly transformed into bronze using ancient casting techniques with an entirely new purpose of preservation. Now permanently manifest in metal, what was physically fragile and at risk endures as an environmental metaphor. While the casting process requires cultivated skill in metallurgy, metal finishing and hot patina, it complements the quiet act of harvesting grasses, careful study, and weaving. Mastered together the final work manifests an innovative reverence for fiber and metal, object and echo. Each piece is a talisman to honor a mastery of creation and preserve what is quickly changing and disappearing.

LAURA BARING-GOULD STUDIOS, Support Maryland Birds Partnership from Laura Baring-Gould on Vimeo.

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Laura Baring-Gould
Somerville, MA 02143
United States

Laura@laurabaringgould.com

Phone:6179479580

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Within seven (7) days of Artist’s receipt of payment from the purchaser, the Artist will ship the object(s) purchased. Sold objects will be shipped directly from the Artist to the purchaser. Shipping arrangements and charges will be determined by Artist and the purchaser and will not be the responsibility of the Smithsonian (including the Committee). The Smithsonian (including the Committee) shall not be responsible to Artist or the purchaser for any loss or damage to the Object incurred in transit or otherwise. Read more

Terms & Conditions

2021 RULES AND CONDITIONS OF SALE (for Artist and buyer)

Artist, Bidsquare, and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (the “SWC”) have collaborated to promote and conduct this 2021 Storefront Sale (“Storefront Sale”). The items in Artist’s Storefront Sale are offered and sold by Artist at “Buy Now” prices under the following Rules and Conditions of Sale in addition to any other terms set forth by Bidsquare. Anyone registering to buy or buying an item in this Sale (a “Buyer” in the “Sale”) accepts these Rules and Conditions of Sale. These Rules and Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the Artist and Buyer.

A link on Artist’s Storefront Sale allows a Buyer to return directly to the 2021 Smithsonian Craft Show page on Bidsquare. [https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show]

Additional terms and conditions required by Bidsquare and the Artist may apply to Buyer’s participation in the Storefront Sale.

1. Sales
Prices of the items offered for sale are based on Artist’s current retail prices. All property is sold “as is” and all sales are final.

2. Billing and Payment
Upon purchase and payment, the Buyer becomes the buyer and owner of the property. The Buyer is responsible for the amount of the successful bid, applicable taxes, and any other charges provided for in applicable Rules and Conditions of Sale and any required by Artist and Bidsquare. Payments shall be made in U.S. dollars.

3. Collection of Property
After the sale and upon receipt and clearing of payment in full, Artist will contact the Buyer. Shipping and insurance will be arranged directly between the Buyer and Artist. The Buyer shall be responsible for any shipping and insurance charges. No refunds will be given for any reason.

4. Representations or Warranties
Artist has made every effort to describe the property correctly and accurately and to provide an accurate image of each item. Artist represents and warrants that the property (i) will generally conform to the information provided; and (ii) is free and clear of all liens, claims and encumbrances. However, the Smithsonian Institution and the SWC make no representations or warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied, regarding the correctness of the description, physical condition, quality or importance of the property sold in the Storefront Sale or its fitness for any purpose. Artist and Bidsquare retain the rights to photographs, catalogue text, illustrations and other intellectual property contained in any Storefront Sale catalogue and on the websites related to the Storefront Sale.

5. Information
Information, including Buyer's name, telephone number, e-mail address, and amounts of purchases, will be collected by Bidsquare in accordance with its Privacy Policy and Buyer consents to such information being be made available to Artist and to the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, which may contact Buyer in accordance with the Smithsonian’s Privacy Statement as set forth at https://www.si.edu/ privacy.

6. Time and Duration
The sale begins at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT), October 23, 2021. The sale ends eat 10:00 p.m. (EDT) on October 31, 2021.

For more information, contact the Artist at the information listed above.