The art glass pieces will feature brides baskets, pickle castors, a cruet bottle collection and Moser. Only a few furniture items will be sold, but one certain to attract attention is a dark oak dental cabinet with four drawers, one sliding tray, two doors and a hidden compartment, with a black onyx surface top. The 39 inch by 30 inch cabinet was made by Hamilton Manufacturing.
Four other lots are also expected to get paddles wagging. One is a rare 4 ¾ inch Royal Bayreuth (blue mark) figural penguin hatpin holder with pink, grey and cream tones (as shown in McCaslin Book I, page 46). Another is an equally scarce 6-piece ivory portrait set, with three portraits of historical figures in each 17-inch frame. Each 4-inch portrait is signed “David 1810.”
The third noteworthy lot is an extremely rare 6 ½ inch Findlay onyx syrup pitcher, in outstanding condition. The fourth top lot is a 42 inch by 12 inch marble and brass Sevres-style pedestal, artist-signed “Rochette”
Following are additional anticipated highlights for the auction, a preview for which will be held on Friday, March 23, from 4-6 p.m.. Internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com.
Fans of Royal Bayreuth will have much to choose from. Examples include a rare 4-inch figural owl hatpin holder; a 7 ½ inch figural standing trout water pitcher with nice coloration; a 9 ¼-inch figural tomato wall pocket; a figural rooster water pitcher in great condition; a 5-inch unmarked red clown figural pipe rest; and black/
Pickle castors will feature a dazzling 12-inch piece with cranberry coinspot enameled decorated insert set on an elaborate Manhattan silver plate frame, with a finely decorated floral handle; and a very rare 12 ½ inch double pickle castor boasting two cranberry coinspot inserts with concave medallion sides and floral enamel décor, set on an elaborate Reed & Barton frame.
Another pickle castor worth noting is an 11-inch example with blue frosted art glass insert featuring an enameled fruit décor, set on a Rogers silver plate frame and with a unique lid. Also sold will be a wonderful 9 ½ inch Pairpoint four-piece condiment set consisting of two melon ribbed Burmese cruets and a pair of shakers set on a marked Pairpoint silver plate frame.
Brides baskets will be served up in abundance. Anticipated top earners include a 20 inch by 11 ½ inch piece with a cream satin ruffled trefoil-shaped bowl, enamel floral décor interior and exterior and Pairpoint #2693 silver plate stand; and a pink satin basket with herringbone mother-of-pearl melon ribbed bowl with green interior, set on a Wilcox silver plate frame.
Other brides baskets include a pink satin melon ribbed bowl with enameled floral décor and green interior, set on a Wilcox silver plate base; a star crimped melon ribbed apricot satin diamond quilted bowl with pink interior and gold enameled floral décor; and a square blue satin diamond quilted bowl with enamel bird and branch décor and Pairpoint #2265 silver plate stand.
Moser pieces will feature a lovely and tall 17 ½ inch green to clear art glass tankard with a completely decorated enamel floral décor; and an 8 ¾ inch cranberry tri-corner shaped art glass vase with heavy enamel floral and insect décor, with gilt metal figural feet. Also sold will be an 8 ¾ inch white, pink and yellow satin art glass vase with coralline overlay, a truly gorgeous piece.
Other art glass lots will include an 8-inch cranberry pillow-shaped footed vase with nice daffodil coralline décor; and a pair of 14-inch dark cranberry candle lustres with double prism rows, white enamel floral décor with gold stencil highlights. Silver will also be offered, to include an impressive 106-piece set of “Medici” pattern Gorham sterling flatware and chest set.
Rounding out just some of the day’s expected top lots are a 5 inch by 8 inch Nakara round hinged dresser box in a rare sea foam mold, with green and pink tones and a pink floral décor; a 6 ½ inch Mt. Washington Burmese melon ribbed cruet with original stopper; and a rare 5-piece figural bronze smoke set, with a tray, candlestick, matchbox holder and two waste bowls.
Phone and absentee bids will be accepted. All absentee bids should be submitted with a written statement indicating the amount of the bid. These must be received no later than noon Thurs., Mar. 22. Bids may be fax’d to (316) 747-2145, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. A sales tax of 7.3% will be collected on all purchases (current sales tax numbers are exempt).
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