Beleek, art glass, French Victorian brides' domes, more at Dirk Soulis Auctions, Feb. 25 in Missouri The contents of The Vintage House Restaurant in Warrensburg, Mo., a dining establishment that closed three years ago but doubled as a veritable museum of Victorian items, will be sold February 25th.
ornate brass frame, pull-down mechanism and an unusual opalescent hobnail shade cased in cranberry glass will come up for bid. As for vases, a rare and fine Burmese vase attributed to Mount Washington, unsigned, having a plush finish with enamel decoration, will also be sold.
A Belleek 19-inch covered ice bucket vessel on a stand with a figural cover on the cylindrical body, with figures in relief raised on a mermaid support, and with a Gold 7th mark (1980-1992) inside the base, will excite bidders, as will a Roman pattern ABP cut glass tray by Egginton measuring 14 inches, as the rare and desirable pattern would make the piece a fine addition to a collection.
Play ball! A set of three wood and cast-iron end aisle bleacher seats from the old Ebbetts Field in Brooklyn, circa 1912, showing the number 33 on one of the seat backs, would make a great man cave collectible; as would a fine pair of 18th century cased saw-handle dueling pistols, engraved by A. W. Spies, with each percussion black-powder pistol boasting an octagonal 14-bore barrel.
A mid-to-late 19th century cast-iron bench in the White House Rose Garden pattern, signed by the maker (Kramer Brothers of Dayton, Ohio), raised on cabriole legs with acanthus, should spark a bidding war. Also sure to get paddles wagging is a monumental late 19th century Asian bronze sculpture, showing a flared wing eagle, three-toed dragon and water waves, 50 inches tall.
Other top lots will include a signed Amphora waisted cylinder, organic form, with embossed circular cells (or bubbles) encircling the top, and four elephant heads above organic tendrils and green glazes on the base; and a fine and rare Austrian patinated spelter centerpiece, art glass tazza with a standing figure in a flowing gown holding a green oil spot art dish above her head.
The sale will also feature brides baskets and pickle castors, a carved walnut sideboard with Black Forest carved deer, other heavily carved sideboards and armoires, large walnut triple bookcases, out of the ordinary chandeliers and lighting, French Sevres-style bronze mounted porcelain items, 19th century American primitives and more; a rare treat for lovers of Beleek and Victorian.
Dirk Soulis Auctions is always seeking quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (816) 697-3830; or, you can e-mail them at Dirk@DirkSoulisAuctions.com. To learn more about Dirk Soulis Auctions and the auction planned for February 25th, please visit www.DirkSoulisAuctions.com.