Handel lamp realizes $16,000 at Woody Auction in Mo. A marked, 25-inch Handel leaded and reverse painted lamp with an Egyptian design and large 20-inch square shade lit up the room for $16,000 at a sale conducted by Woody Auction in St. Charles, Mo.
a 6-inch signed L.C. Tiffany Favrile #6491 stick vase, gold iridescent and decorated with a lovely green heart design, went to a determined bidder for $2,000.
An American Brilliant Cut Glass bowl featuring a hobstar center with butterfly, floral and vesica highlights and thick heavy blank fetched $1,900; a 6 ½-inch signed Daum Nancy cut vase having a textured body with smooth polished foot and red floral blossom décor reached $1,900; and a signed L.C. Tiffany Favrile compote, with nice green pulled feather design, rose to $1,800.
A Burmese Jack-in-the-Pulpit-shaped vase with enamel floral blossom décor achieved $1,700; a 13 ½-inch signed Pairpoint boudoir lamp with 9-inch diameter puffy reverse painted shade and floral and lattice décor breezed to $1,600; and an original Hubley cast iron mechanical bank from 1906 with a man on a goat dropping coins into a frog’s mouth topped out at $1,600.
A 6 ½-inch Weller Louwelsa scenic vase, artist marked, with a dark gray to cream background and sailboat scenic décor topped out at $1,500; an American Brilliant Cut Glass blown star-shaped bowl with thick blank and quality hobstar and arch design brought $1,100; and a 5 ¾-inch signed Daum Nancy cylindrical vase with iris and leaf décor achieved $1,300.
A signed lithograph by Birger Sandzen, titled Sunshine Creek and measuring 20 inches by 26 inches in the frame, sold for $1,050; a rare 13-inch Ward’s Orange Crush syrup dispenser, figural orange with embossed lettering, changed hands for $1,000; and a 9 ¼ inch Rookwood yellow matte vase with a floral décor of white blossoms and leaves, dated 1929, made $1,000.
Rounding out the weekend’s list of top lots: a very rare 24 inch by 32 inch Currier & Ives historical railroad print, drawn by F.F. Palmer and titled Across the Continent, in great condition, found a new owner for $950; and a 30 inch by 20 ¼-inch advertising tin sign, saying “To School Well Fed on Grape Nuts: There’s a Reason,” showing a young girl with her dog, fetched $900.
Woody Auction’s next big sale will be the Albert Schmidt Antique Estate Auction, slated for Saturday, May 22, at the Sedgwick County Extension Center (4-H Hall) in Wichita, Kan., beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m. (CST). Mr. Schmidt, of Iowa, was a longtime collector of biscuit jars, art glass, firearms, Wave Crest and other antique items. Over 400 lots will be sold.
Then, on Saturday, June 5, at the same venue in Wichita, Woody Auction will hold an auction combining four impressive collections gathered from around the country. Featured will be Royal Dux, sterling silver, art glass, bronze figurines, marble fern stands and furniture. Over 500 lots will be sold without reserve (everything goes, regardless of price), starting at 9:30 a.m.
After that, Woody Auction will conduct an R.S. Prussia convention auction on Saturday, July 24, at the Holiday Inn Airport West in St. Louis (Earth City), Mo. The hotel is located off exit 231b of I-70. As mentioned, Part 2 of the Dale Gabel