The second auction, on Oct. 22, will have over 400 lots of Royal Bayreuth, Galle vases and cameo glass, Sabino figurines, brides baskets, pickle castors, biscuit jars, Rose Medallion, art glass and more. It will be held in the 4H Hall of the Sedgwick County Extension Center in Wichita, Kan. Both events are slated for Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m., with Friday previews.
Like all other Woody Auctions, every item in both sales will be offered without reserve (everything sells, regardless of price). “These auctions are similar yet different,” remarked Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “The first is an exceptional single-owner lifetime collection, while the second contains items culled from many estates and collections. Both should do quite well.”
Three lots expected to generate much bidder buzz in the Oct. 1 auction are an extremely rare 5 ½ inch plated amberina milk pitcher by the New England Glass Company, in fantastic condition; an equally rare 4 ½ inch signed Daum Nancy diamond-shaped cameo art glass vase with ice blue, green and yellow tones and lovely winter scene blackbird décor; and a rare 6 ½ inch Loetz Federzichnung art glass vase with a brown background and ‘Octopus’ pattern design.
Royal Flemish pieces will include an extra fine 11 ¾ inch unmarked handled ewer with three colored segments, strong gold and graphic showing a rampant lion holding a lance and banner crest; and a rare 10 ¼ inch marked oval handled ewer with blue and pink floral highlights, strong gold and graphics of a griffin and cherub fighting and a swirled serpent.
Biscuit jars will feature a unique 7-inch marked Locke Worcester figural jar with cream and pink tones in the shape of a flour sack with embossed wheat design, and a fancy silverplate lid with mouse finial; and a 7 ½ inch pink satin embossed drape mold art glass jar with enamel branch and blossom décor and silverplate lid and bail. The piece is attributed to Mt. Washington.
Two pieces certified Mt. Washington art glass are a nice 4 ¾ inch zipper mold covered jar in white and orange tones with gold floral décor, applied jewel highlights, embossed silverplate lid and bail and turtle finial; and an exceedingly rare 7-inch egg-shaped biscuit jar having a dark maroon background with large poppy décor and silverplate lid and bail.
Galle examples will feature a 7-inch three-color cameo cut scented oil lamp with yellow, white and lavender tones, with a floral décor and gilt metal reticulated top; a signed three-color cameo cut squat vase with sunset, tree and swallow décor; and a signed two-handled loving cup, clear with heavy green enamel and butterfly décor, black enamel handles and gold highlights.
Three expected superstar lots from the Oct. 22 auction will include a rare 7 ½ inch Royal Bayreuth “Santa Claus” figural chamber stick (blue mark) with red jacket, in excellent condition; a 6 ½ inch signed R. Lalique solid amber “Ormeaux” embossed leaf mold vase with original label; and a 12 ½ inch Willets Belleek bowling pin-shaped hand-painted vase featuring a beautiful scene of a dog carrying a pheasant and artist signed (K. Ryba” – Stouffer Studios).
Sabino figurines will include a 10 inch by 6 ¼ inch signed Paris “La Ronde” Art Deco embossed nude vase, white (circa 1930s); and a 7 ½ inch by 8 ½ inch signed Paris “Nymphs” Art Deco oval-shaped vase with fine opalescent color and great detail (circa 1930s). Also offered will be a signed Daum Nancy three-color cameo cut vase with sailboat and tree scenic décor.
Galle offerings on Oct. 22 will feature a 10-inch signed “Cristallerie Galle” wheel carved pedestal cameo vase, fire polished with floral blossom and branch décor; two signed light amber cameo vases (possibly the finest matched pair of Galle vases Woody Auction has ever sold); and a signed 8-inch blown mold three-color cameo cut vase with sunflower design and great color.
Brides baskets sold Oct. 22 will include an outstanding 20 ½ inch centerpiece with Webb cased pink melon ribbed bowl set on an elaborate figural silver plate frame, with large enamel floral and gold leaf décor; and a wonderful 16 inch by 11 ½ inch pink cased melon ribbed art glass bowl by Webb, with enamel floral décor set on a nice figural silverplate stand by Wilcox.
From the pickle castors category comes two examples worth mentioning. One is a rare 10 ½ inch by 9 ¾ inch double pickle castor having Rubina art glass inserts with enamel apple branch décor and fancy Meriden silverplate frame; and an extra nice 12-inch pickle castor having a square cranberry insert with a white enamel floral décor, set on a Toronto silverplate frame.
Examples of Canton famille rose medallion will include a wonderful pair of 24-inch unmarked porcelain covered urns showing elaborate Chinese figural scenes with flowering branch highlights, on matching teakwood stands (also quite possibly the finest such set Woody Auction has ever offered); and a 13 ½ inch porcelain unmarked water pitcher in fine condition.
Rounding out just some of the expected top lots in the Oct. 22 sale are an elegant 14-inch signed Devez three-color cameo cut long-neck vase with mountain, lake and tree scenic décor; and a 6 ½ inch figural silverplate double inkwell desk set featuring an “Iron Duke” steam engine with heavy clear pattern glass inserts. The rare and attractive lot was manufactured circa 1860s.
Internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid (www.proxibid.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Woody Auction and the upcoming calendar of events, to include the Oct. 1 and Oct. 22 auctions, please log on to www.woodyauction.com.
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