Important art glass auction slated for Dec. 11 in Wichita, Kan. Hundreds of pieces of rare and vintage art glass, consigned by several prominent collectors, will be sold at auction Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Sedgwick County Extension Center in Wichita, Kansas.
News-Antique.com - Nov 05,2010 - (WICHITA, Kan.) – Hundreds of pieces of rare and vintage art glass, consigned by several prominent collectors, will be sold at auction Saturday, Dec. 11, in the 4H Hall of the Sedgwick County Extension Center in Wichita, Kan., starting promptly at 9:30 a.m. (CST). The auction will be conducted by Woody Auction, based in Douglass, Kan., its final sale of the year.
“This is the perfect finish to what has been a pretty good year for us,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “Serious collectors of art glass need to make plans today to attend this very exciting auction.” Featured will be the Rita Klyce art glass collection, the Jim and Eunice Becker R.S. Prussia collection and the Betty Murphy fairy lamp collection, plus other fine consignments.
Offered will be Wave Crest, Tiffany, R.S. Prussia, Royal Bayreuth, Royal Worcester, Daum Nancy (to include a nice selection of cameos), Galle, Thomas Webb & Sons, silver, jade, fairy lamps and more. All the items have been photographed and are available for viewing at www.WoodyAuction.com. Internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com/woodyauction.
Wave Crest pieces will include an 11 ½ inch scroll mold plaque framed by a 16-inch gilt floral cobalt blue border with gold highlights, and a full-body scene of a young woman in a green flowing dress in a field of pink flowers; and a similar plaque but having a gilt floral green border and a full-body scene of a young woman in a pink dress outstretched in a field of blue flowers.
Tiffany pieces certain to wow the crowd include a rare 6-inch signed decorated vase with a pulled feather design on a butterscotch and green iridescent background; an 11 ½ inch signed flower form wine glass with unique coloring and gold opalescent background; and a rare 6-piece signed “Louis Comfort Studios” desk set with bronze pine needle décor and slag glass panels.
Fans of R.S. Prussia will not be disappointed. Pieces will include a 10 ¼ inch Mold 203 bowl with outstanding satin finish and stag scenic décor; a 12-inch unmarked teardrop-shaped hidden image bowl, cream colored with a green border, wildflower highlights and gold trim; and a rare 11-piece child’s tea set still in the original box with duck runner and swallow scenic décor.
Royal Bayreuth will feature a 4-inch figural Santa (blue mark) creamer with green coat, while Royal Worcester will include a 21-inch figural “Crick Lite” fairy lamp with a figure of a woman standing by a tree, searching for a mother bird. Another fairy lamp of note is a cute 5 ½ inch art glass example, with cranberry Nailsea base and matching shade, and clear Clarke insert.
Also sold will be a 6 ¼ inch signed Thomas Webb & Sons English cameo 2-color vase with yellow background and orange floral and butterfly carved cameo décor; a 24 ¾ inch Galle 3-color cameo cut floor vase with white, apricot and green coloring; and a finely engraved silver icon plaque depicting a marriage scene, with French enamel