Two auctions packed with splendid art glass are planned by Woody Auction A pair of auctions with crossover appeal are planned for Oct. 1 and Oct. 22 by Woody Auction. Featured will be art glass, biscuit jars, Royal Bayreuth, Sabino figurines, brides baskets and more.
enamel and butterfly décor, black enamel handles and gold highlights.
Three expected superstar lots from the Oct. 22 auction will include a rare 7 ½ inch Royal Bayreuth “Santa Claus” figural chamber stick (blue mark) with red jacket, in excellent condition; a 6 ½ inch signed R. Lalique solid amber “Ormeaux” embossed leaf mold vase with original label; and a 12 ½ inch Willets Belleek bowling pin-shaped hand-painted vase featuring a beautiful scene of a dog carrying a pheasant and artist signed (K. Ryba” – Stouffer Studios).
Sabino figurines will include a 10 inch by 6 ¼ inch signed Paris “La Ronde” Art Deco embossed nude vase, white (circa 1930s); and a 7 ½ inch by 8 ½ inch signed Paris “Nymphs” Art Deco oval-shaped vase with fine opalescent color and great detail (circa 1930s). Also offered will be a signed Daum Nancy three-color cameo cut vase with sailboat and tree scenic décor.
Galle offerings on Oct. 22 will feature a 10-inch signed “Cristallerie Galle” wheel carved pedestal cameo vase, fire polished with floral blossom and branch décor; two signed light amber cameo vases (possibly the finest matched pair of Galle vases Woody Auction has ever sold); and a signed 8-inch blown mold three-color cameo cut vase with sunflower design and great color.
Brides baskets sold Oct. 22 will include an outstanding 20 ½ inch centerpiece with Webb cased pink melon ribbed bowl set on an elaborate figural silver plate frame, with large enamel floral and gold leaf décor; and a wonderful 16 inch by 11 ½ inch pink cased melon ribbed art glass bowl by Webb, with enamel floral décor set on a nice figural silverplate stand by Wilcox.
From the pickle castors category comes two examples worth mentioning. One is a rare 10 ½ inch by 9 ¾ inch double pickle castor having Rubina art glass inserts with enamel apple branch décor and fancy Meriden silverplate frame; and an extra nice 12-inch pickle castor having a square cranberry insert with a white enamel floral décor, set on a Toronto silverplate frame.
Examples of Canton famille rose medallion will include a wonderful pair of 24-inch unmarked porcelain covered urns showing elaborate Chinese figural scenes with flowering branch highlights, on matching teakwood stands (also quite possibly the finest such set Woody Auction has ever offered); and a 13 ½ inch porcelain unmarked water pitcher in fine condition.
Rounding out just some of the expected top lots in the Oct. 22 sale are an elegant 14-inch signed Devez three-color cameo cut long-neck vase with mountain, lake and tree scenic décor; and a 6 ½ inch figural silverplate double inkwell desk set featuring an “Iron Duke” steam engine with heavy clear pattern glass inserts. The rare and attractive lot was manufactured circa 1860s.
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