Royal Bayreuth, art glass, more to be sold at Woody Auction, March 24th Four fine collections comprising over 500 quality lots of art glass, Royal Bayreuth, furniture pieces and more will be offered without reserve on Saturday, March 24, by Woody Auction in Wichita, Kan.
News-Antique.com - Feb 27,2012 - (WICHITA, Kan.) – Four fine collections comprising over 500 quality lots of art glass, Royal Bayreuth, furniture pieces and more will be offered without reserve (everything sells, regardless of price) at an auction slated for Saturday, March 24, by Woody Auction. The event will be held at the Sedgwick County Extension Center in Wichita, beginning at 9:30 a.m. (CST).
The art glass pieces will feature brides baskets, pickle castors, a cruet bottle collection and Moser. Only a few furniture items will be sold, but one certain to attract attention is a dark oak dental cabinet with four drawers, one sliding tray, two doors and a hidden compartment, with a black onyx surface top. The 39 inch by 30 inch cabinet was made by Hamilton Manufacturing.
Four other lots are also expected to get paddles wagging. One is a rare 4 ¾ inch Royal Bayreuth (blue mark) figural penguin hatpin holder with pink, grey and cream tones (as shown in McCaslin Book I, page 46). Another is an equally scarce 6-piece ivory portrait set, with three portraits of historical figures in each 17-inch frame. Each 4-inch portrait is signed “David 1810.”
The third noteworthy lot is an extremely rare 6 ½ inch Findlay onyx syrup pitcher, in outstanding condition. The fourth top lot is a 42 inch by 12 inch marble and brass Sevres-style pedestal, artist-signed “Rochette” and in fantastic condition. The piece features a cobalt blue column with extensive gold leaf highlights and a beautiful full portrait of Queen Josephine.
Following are additional anticipated highlights for the auction, a preview for which will be held on Friday, March 23, from 4-6 p.m.. Internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com.
Fans of Royal Bayreuth will have much to choose from. Examples include a rare 4-inch figural owl hatpin holder; a 7 ½ inch figural standing trout water pitcher with nice coloration; a 9 ¼-inch figural tomato wall pocket; a figural rooster water pitcher in great condition; a 5-inch unmarked red clown figural pipe rest; and black/grey mark red clown figural match holder.
Pickle castors will feature a dazzling 12-inch piece with cranberry coinspot enameled decorated insert set on an elaborate Manhattan silver plate frame, with a finely decorated floral handle; and a very rare 12 ½ inch double pickle castor boasting two cranberry coinspot inserts with concave medallion sides and floral enamel décor, set on an elaborate Reed & Barton frame.
Another pickle castor worth noting is an 11-inch example with blue frosted art glass insert featuring an enameled fruit décor, set on a Rogers silver plate frame and with a unique lid. Also sold will be a wonderful 9 ½ inch Pairpoint four-piece condiment set consisting of two melon ribbed Burmese cruets and a pair of shakers set on a marked Pairpoint silver plate frame.
Brides baskets will be served up in abundance. Anticipated top earners include a 20 inch by 11 ½ inch piece with a cream satin ruffled trefoil-shaped bowl, enamel floral décor interior and exterior and Pairpoint