Dorflinger three-color, cut to clear bowl hits $65,000 at Woody Auction An American Brilliant Cut Glass three-color, cut to clear bowl by Dorflinger, in the Montrose pattern and in outstanding condition, sold for $65,000 at an auction held March 10 by Woody Auction.
13-inch-tall ABCG bell-shaped quart decanter in the Somerset pattern by Libbey, with a pattern cut stopper and exactly as shown in a Libbey catalog reprint, breezed to $2,100; and a pair of 4 ½ inch signed Sinclaire ABCG cut glass perfume bottles – rock crystal with engraved rococo, shell and floral motif – garnered $1,500.
Following are highlights from the March 24 auction.
A 9 inch by 15 inch bride's basket, a star crimped melon ribbed apricot satin diamond quilted bowl with pink interior and gold and enamel floral décor, set on a Meriden silverplate rampant lion frame, made $8,000; and an 11-inch pickle castor, a tortoise shell swirl coinspot art glass insert with enamel décor set on a figural “Lily Pad” silverplate Meriden frame hit $1,400.
A six-piece ivory portrait set, with each hand-painted portrait signed “David 1810” and each 17-inch frame containing three portraits (of figures such as Napoleon, Josephine, Madame Tallien and Duchess D'abrantes) reached $6,900; and a Pairpoint four-piece condiment set (two melon ribbed Burmese cruets and two shakers on a marked silver plate frame) fetched $1,200.
A 42 inch by 12 inch marble and brass Sevres-style pedestal featuring a cobalt blue column with extensive gold leaf highlights with crown and “N” monogram, plus a beautiful full portrait of Queen Josephine (artist signed “Rochette”), in outstanding condition, topped out at $5,000; and a 6 ½ inch Findlay onyx syrup pitcher, also in super condition, commanded $950.
Two lots reached identical prices of $3,000. One was a wonderful 20 inch by 11 ½ inch bride's basket – a cream satin ruffled bowl (trefoil shaped), with enamel floral décor interior and exterior and Pairpoint #2693 silverplate stand. The other was also a bride's basket – a pink satin melon ribbed bowl with enamel floral décor and green interior, set on a Wilcox silverplate base.
Still another bride's basket – a beautiful cranberry opalescent nailsea star crimped bowl with blossom and branch enamel décor, set on a perfectly fitting Toronto silverplate base -- sold for $1,900. Also, a gorgeous 106-piece set of “Medici” pattern Gorham sterling silver flatware, all contained in a handsome, three-drawer, 35 inch by 25 inch wooden silver chest, made $4,500.
Woody Auction has three auctions planned for the near future. The Dr. Harold and Audrey Eklund collection of art glass, brides' baskets, pickle castors, Nippon, lamps, sterling and more will be sold Saturday, April 21, in Wichita, Kan. And the Pat Bartlett antique estate collection of fine furniture, prints and art glass will be sold Saturday, May 12, also in Wichita.
Then, on Saturday, May 19, beginning at 9:30 a.m. (CST), Woody Auction will conduct one of its best American Brilliant Cut Glass auctions ever – the “Billie” Harrington and David Rose collection, which will appeal to serious collectors of ABCG. The event will be held at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Mo. (in the upper level of Grand Ballroom A).
Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To