Rare toothpick holder brings $2,700 at Woody Auction A 2-inch signed Daum Nancy toothpick holder, with a winter scene and in excellent condition, sold for $2,700 at a multi-estate sale held April 4 by Woody Auction in Earth City, Mo., near St. Louis.
was an 8-inch signed Devez three-color cameo vase, boasting a beautiful cottage, lake, mountain and vine scene in pink, yellow and blue. The other was a 6-1/4-inch French cameo vase, signed G. Raspiller, with a quality engraved leaf, branch and pod décor. Also, a 10-inch signed Devez three-color cameo cut vase with mountain, tree and lake scene hit $1,000.
An 8-inch figural German bisque miniature lamp with matching shade, showing a cherub lying on a pillow holding a base with two cherubs on the shade, reached $1,075; a 2-1/2-inch R.S. Prussia jewel mold two-handled toothpick holder with green trim, opal jewels and melon eater décor hit $800; and an 8-1/2-inch Czechoslovakia (beehive) portrait plate with portrait of a young woman made $800.
Woody Auction’s next big event will be the sale of The Mr. & Mrs. James Wright Collection of R.S. Prussia, to be held Saturday, May 23, at the St. Charles Convention Center Junior Ballroom (lower level), beginning at 9:30 a.m. A preview will be held Friday, May 22, from 4-6. The Wrights, over the course of their long and fruitful lives, collected many fine pieces. Other consignments will also be sold.
Then, on Saturday, July 11, also at 9:30 a.m., an Antique Auction will be held, at the Sedgwick County Extension Center (4th Hall), in Wichita, Kan. Sold will be pottery, Wave Crest, period furniture, art glass and more. And on Saturday, Sept. 5, also with a 9:30 a.m. start time, Woody Auction will present the sale of The Allan Waldron Collection of American Brilliant Cut Glass, in St. Charles, Mo.
Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them directly at (316) 747-2694. Or, you can e-mail them at email@example.com. To lean more about Woody Auction, log on to www.woodyauction.com. Information and photos for the May 23, July 11 and Sept. 5 sales will be posted as the dates draw near.