My woodturning club, the Woodturners of North Texas has their annual Christmas Banquet with door prizes, tool giveaway drawings, and auction. It is the main fundraiser for our annual operating budget. I brought two turnings to donate to the auction, a dyed rim platter and a Native American style basket illusion piece. All that I have are two not very good iPad pictures. With all of the photo gear that I have, you would think that I would take the time to get some decent pictures, but as usual, it's the same story as the cobbler's kids going barefooted. I might be able to contact the buyer to see if I can get some decent pictures later. But, for now, this is all that I have.
Native American Basket Illusion (15 inches diameter, 3 inches deep, burned and dyed):
Figured Maple dyed rim platter (11½" diameter, Chestnut aniline dyes, lacquer, CA finish)
Bidding on the basket illusion piece started off sort of slow and I figured that it might go for about $800, but when the smoke cleared I could hardly believe that it went for $2700. I should mention that since this is a fundraising event that bidding in the auction doesn't always reflect real world value so I don't have any delusions about what this might have sold for in the real world.