Treadway Gallery's Auction for Katherine Williams Estate Brings Antique Dolls, Art & More to Market The Gallery of the Dolls: 700 vintage dolls bring $108,724 and one sells for $2,310 despite missing an arm, a tooth and her wig in Treadway Gallery’s first estate sale, a new service the firm offers.
which was divided into 12 lots, sold for a total of $4,290. Grouped into four lots, 119 souvenir spoons fetched a total of $769. Forty-one lots of Parian Ware from American and European makers fetched a total of $1,859.
In lighting, a number of extraordinary lamps were auctioned. Whimsical Czechoslovakian glass lamps shaped like fruit baskets were especially intriguing. One lamp featured colorful mixed berries and fruit and sold for $605. Another lot, which consisted of a Czech beaded fruit basket lamp that was missing its top, and two glass fruit basket lamp tops, brought $522. A Jefferson table lamp with a landscape reverse painted on the shade attained $880.
An array of paintings, etchings, engravings and prints were offered, and the top three sellers were by Cincinnati natives. Top seller was “Cows,” an oil on canvas by Edward Charles Volkhert (1871-1935), that sold for $3,850. An idyllic scene of cows grazing on a hilltop under a gloriously sunlit sky filled with billowing clouds, the work was a perfect example of Volkert’s tremendous ability to capture not only the bovine form in all its glory, but also sunlight.
"Joe Black Fox Sioux", an oil on board painted in 1902 by John Hauser (1858-1918), brought $3,300. Hauser specialized in painting the Western American Indian. His compassion and empathy for the Indians was duly noted by the Sioux Nation, which honored him in 1901 by adopting both Hauser and his wife into their tribe. He was named “Straight White Shield,” while she was called “Bring Us Sweets.”
“Rockport,” a watercolor and mixed media work by Charles Salis Kaelin (1858-1929), circa 1910, fetched $2,530.
All prices include a 10 percent buyer’s premium.
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