The lifetime pottery and antique collection of Jerrye and Marvin Dillman will be sold November 21st The lifetime pottery and antique collection of Jerrye and Lt. Col. Marvin Dillman of Texas – featuring a wide variety of Roseville and Hull art potter and many fine antiques - will be sold Nov. 21st.
News-Antique.com - Oct 26,2015 - DOUGLASS, Kan. – The lifetime pottery and antique collection of Jerrye and the late Lt. Col.
Marvin Dillman of Texas – featuring a wide variety of Roseville and Hull art pottery, plus many
other fine antiques gathered over the course of a lifetime – will be sold at auction on Saturday,
November 21st, by Woody Auction, in the firm's new gallery at 120 East 3rd Street in Douglass.
“This sale contains the largest number of Roseville baskets and jardinières, complete with
pedestals, that Woody Auction has had the privilege to sell in one auction, and it's sure to catch
the attention of serious bidders,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction, adding, “All items will
be sold to the highest bidder, with no minimums and no reserves.”
The Roseville Pottery Company was established in 1890 in Roseville, Ohio. It ceased production
in 1954. Though originally simple household pieces, the design of the pottery was popular with the American Arts and Crafts movement and pieces are now sought after by collectors. Hull Pottery began production in 1905 in Crooksville, Ohio. The firm quickly established a solid market and enjoyed an excellent reputation. Today, Roseville and Hull pieces are highly prized by collectors.
The auction will feature numerous beautiful Roseville two-part jardinières with pedestals. These
will include examples in the Bleeding Heart pattern, with blue tones (32 inches tall, the largest
Roseville jardinière and pedestal made); in the Bushberry pattern, with green tones; in the Apple
Blossom pattern, with mauve tones (impressive in size, at 30 ½ inches tall); in the Wisteria
pattern, with green and brown tones; in the Columbine pattern, with green and brown tones; and
in the Bushberry pattern, with green tones.
Nearly 30 Roseville and Hull art pottery baskets will come up for bid, ranging in size from 8 to
12 inches. A notable offering from Hull is a nice basket in the Bow Tie pattern, with pink and green tones (#B29, 12 inches tall). Roseville baskets will feature a slender basket in the Poppy pattern, with green and pink tones; and an oblong basket in the Pinecone pattern, with blue tones.
Roseville pedestal baskets will include lovely ones in the Cosmos pattern, with blue tones; in the
Pinecone pattern with a flower frog, with brown tones; in the Bushberry pattern, with green tones; in the Columbine pattern, with blue tones; and in the Apple Blossom pattern, also with blue tones.
Additional Roseville baskets will feature examples in the Waterlily pattern, with brown tones; in the White Rose pattern, also with brown tones; and in the Iris pattern, with blue tones. All range in height from 8-10 inches tall. One more Roseville jardinière needs to be mentioned here, for its rarity even more than its beauty: it's in the Futura pattern with gray tones, 6 inches by 9 inches.
Speaking of rare, this sale will be packed with scarce Roseville vases, some ball-shaped, some two-handled and some square. Ball-shaped vases will feature one in the Futura pattern, green, with