“I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the Fricks, as they’ve attended many of our auctions over the years,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “Now, they have determined it is time to offer their collection at public auction without reserve. Everything will sell, regardless of price. It is evident that Sue, especially, enjoyed collecting certain styles and colors of antiques.”
Tiffany pieces will include a rare 18-inch unmarked jack-in-the-
Fans of brides’ baskets will not be disappointed. Examples will include a 10 inch by 14 inch pink cased melon-ribbed bowl with large enamel floral décor set on a Meriden figural silverplate frame with double rampart lions; and a 14 ¼ inch by 8 ½ inch strong cranberry glass bowl with dentil style edge, enamel highlights, and set on a Simpson Hall & Miller figural stand.
Another brides’ basket worth mentioning is a beautiful 14 ½ inch by 10 ½ inch pink satin herringbone bowl with crimped ruffled top, set on an ornate base with three cherubs. Also slated to change hands is a 12 ¾ inch Stevens and Williams cased peachblow-handled pitcher with applied amber feet and handle and applied floral décor. The pitcher is in very nice condition.
The Fricks were also collectors of Daum Nancy. Two pieces of note include a four-piece signed tab-handle Four Seasons miniature salt dip set, each salt dip measuring 1 ¾ inches and featuring a different scene for the various seasons; and a 13 ½ inch signed three-color cameo cut vase with white, orange and dark green tones and a nice mountain, lake and forest scenic décor.
Bidders will have plenty of wonderful vases to choose from the Frick’s collection, such as the 12 ½ inch signed Galle French cameo four-color trumpet vase with peach, white, blue and green tones and great tall tree scenic décor; and a 4 inch by 4 inch Quezal decorated art glass vase with a gorgeous design of cream, bronze, green and gold iridescent swirl. It’s a great piece.
Continuing with vases, two other lots expected to generate much bidder interest are a rare 10-inch pink agata glass Morgan vase set on an amber resin griffin base and boasting strong amber highlights; and a very nice 3 inch by 5 inch Webb English cameo vase with blue background and white floral décor.
Rounding out just some of the day’s expected top lots, paddles will be wagging for an 11 ½ inch pickle castor condiment set with deep cranberry coinspot insert and cranberry coinspot ball-shaped salt and pepper shakers, all set on an elaborate aurora silverplate frame; and a 13 ¾ inch R.S. Steeple Mold #7 tankard, white and blue with iridescent bronze and pale blue bands.
Internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid (www.proxibid.com/
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Following the April 28 sale of the Frick collection, Woody Auction has yet another big antique auction scheduled, for Saturday, May 28, at 9:30 a.m. (CST), also in the junior ballroom of the St. Charles Convention Center. Offered will be hundreds of lots of art glass, lamps, R.S. Prussia, Bayreuth, cut glass and more. Check the website for details: www.woodyauction.com.
Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (316) 747-2694. Or, you can e-mail them at email@example.com. To learn more about Woody Auction and the upcoming calendar of events, to include the April 30 and May 28 auctions, please log on to www.WoodyAuction.com.
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