Auctioneer Fabric Ornament
Wearing a cocked hat, spectacles and red overcoat and breeches, this auctioneer is ready to sell his wares. The auctioneer holds a bell and written list of items to vend. 6 1/2" H
Auctions were everyday events—and social occasions—in 18th-century Williamsburg. Often they allowed a merchant to present the latest goods from Europe, especially when the court was in session, and the town filled up with out-of-towners doing business. William Page advertised that he held sales every Monday.