A Teco Vase-Turned-Lamp, a Chicago Modernist’s Painting Fetch Top Prices at Treadway-Toomey Auction What light through yonder Teco breaks? A handsome Teco vase designed by W.B. Mundie and fashioned into a striking lamp showcased a Prairie-style stained glass shade and sold for $28,800.
which was a double gourd form with four open handles at the waist covered in a matte green glaze, fetched $16,800 (est. $10,000-$15,000). One of the most remarkable pieces was a rare Teco vase design by W.D. Gates with a silver overlay that sold for $6,600 (est. $3,000-$5,000). The 10-inches high vase was shaped in a four-buttress form with a matte green glaze, and an intricate, flowing design of leaves and petals was applied in silver along each buttress. The silver was marked “Shreve & Co.” Then, an uncommon piece of Teco with a matte mauve glaze, also a Gates creation, sold for $2,400 (est. $2,000-$3,000). The 11.5-inches tall vase was Teco design no. 438, a double-handled form.
Among the Rookwood Pottery offered at the sale, the top seller was a vase by Kataro Shirayamadani with an elaborate silver overlay that sold for $10,200. The large, broad form was 12 inches wide and featured a highly detailed duck motif, which was covered in a Standard glaze. The work was dated 1892 and marked “#S988.” A charming cherry blossom design painted by Katherine Van Horne in 1918 on a slender, nine-inches tall Rookwood vase in a Porcelain glaze sold for $1,440 (est. $1200-$1700). A 1901 Rookwood handled vessel by Anna Marie Valentien, which was incised with a geometric design and covered with a red, green and purple matte glaze, sold for $1,440 (est. $400-$600). A fine example of Arts and Crafts Rookwood, a bowl with an incised geometric design covered with a matte green glaze, sold for $480 (est. $500-$700).
Designs by the talented French ceramist Adrien Dalpayrat also fared well. A rare Dalpayrat vase in a bulbous form, which was covered with a magnificent glaze of green, red, purple, blue and black, fetched $4,500 (est. $3,500-$4,500). Design no. 2037, the eight-inches tall vase was signed by the French master. Another spectacular Dalpayrat creation, a massive form covered in a marvelously mottled brown and black matte glaze, sold for $4,800 (est. $3,000-$4,000). The 19.5-inches tall vase was design no. 155.
A shapely vase by Chicago Crucible in a lobed and twisted form covered with a mottled green matte glaze sold for $600 ($350-$550). A delightful example of Saturday Evening Girls’ pottery, an inkwell decorated with sailing ships, brought $2,400 (est. $2,000-$3,000).
An Arts and Crafts lamp in an uncommon hammered copper form, which had a dome-shaped shade with a geometric leaded glass design and was supported by a trumpet base, sold for $7,200 (est. $4,000-$5,000). The 19-inches tall lamp was in its fine, original patina. A Handel lamp with a fanciful shade that was reverse painted with an enchanting Persian border design and supported by a bronzed metal base brought $4,800 (est. $4,500-$5,500).
In furniture, an eye-catching English Arts and Crafts music cabinet of mahogany, which featured an intricate inlaid design in mother-of-pearl and wood, fetched $3,900 (est. $1,000-$1,500). An attractive Arts and Crafts china cabinet signed with a paper label from the New England Furniture Co. sold for $1,920 (est.