News-Antique.com - Jul 25,2014 - On Friday, August 1st beginning at 9:00 am, over 1100 lots will cross the block in Garth’s August Eclectic sale. Bidders can stay cool inside as Garth’s presents a wide array of items including a quality collection of Ohio pottery, sterling silver, original artwork, wooden primitives, contemporary furniture, cast iron fire trucks, Currier & Ives, various textiles and more.
An Ohio institution, Weller Pottery was founded in 1872 by Samuel Weller in Fultonham, Ohio. The original business consisted of a small cabin and one kiln until 1882 when the company moved to Zanesville, Ohio. Soon after the move, Weller approached Sicard to develop a new more contemporary line and according to the archives, Sicard agreed if his assistant, Henri Gellie could be added to the team as well. Those who know pottery would agree that it was a deal worth making, as the two produced what most believe is the creme de la creme within the Weller Pottery collection. Next Friday, several Sicard Weller Vases are sure to turn bidder’s heads when they cross the block at Garth’s. The first Vase includes hues of brown with a striking high gloss finish and a compelling shape featuring a slightly twisted and folded rim with floral decoration. It is impressed “48” under the base and the 14.25”h vase is expected to sell for $700-1,000. The following lot will offer another Sicard Weller creation; a blue and brown iridescent cylindrical vase with a leaf and berry design, standing at 11”H, the vase has an estimate of $600-$800. Another Sicard example to be offered will be a glazed bowl with Art Nouveau molding and an orange-red interior. (Estimate: $200-400). Two additional Sicard vases, both with estimates ranging from $200-400, will also cross the block during the sale. Quality pottery will continue to be offered throughout the sale including a blue floral decorated New Orleans Newcomb College Vase by artist Henrietta Bailey; the vase is signed and marked “HD98" under the base and carries a presale estimate of $1,600-1,800. The featured cover lot of the sale is a gilt decorated signed Austrian vase. The vase is attributed to Nikolaus Kannhauser for Amphora, and signed "NK" with an estimate of $600-800. The Six Pottery Banks may help you save, with sponge decoration and possibly early Roseville, the six banks are selling in one lot with a presale estimate of only $100-200. Another highlight of the sale is a Five-Gallon Stoneware Crock from the mid-19th century is stamped "J. Burger, Jr. / Rochester, N.Y." and features a cobalt bird decoration. (Estimate: $200-400).
Several pieces of quality furniture will be offered throughout the day including a Queen Anne High Chest of Drawers. The mid-18th century, cherry piece has nicely routed cornice over five graduated drawers, the base has two dovetailed drawers and the lower portion has three false drawers with carved shell accents. The piece stands 74”H on tall thin legs and carries a presale estimate of $500-800. A mid-19th century English Lap Desk in mahogany with a