Galle and Daum Nancy "bat" vases, brides baskets, Weller, Roseville, more at Woody Auction, March 18 Woody Auction is offering a surefire cure for cabin fever with what it’s calling the finest art glass auction ever held at its Douglass, Kansas gallery, opened in 2015. Over 350 lots will be sold.
News-Antique.com - Feb 16,2017 - DOUGLASS, Kan. – Woody Auction is offering a surefire cure for cabin fever with what it’s calling the finest art glass auction ever held at its Douglass gallery, opened in 2015. Offered will be over 350 lots, featuring three core collections of mainly art glass and art pottery. The sale will be held Saturday, March 18th, starting at 9:30 am Central time. The gallery is located at 120 East 3rd Street in Douglass.
Expected top lots will include Galle and Daum Nancy “bat” vases, a Galle marquetry vase, brides baskets, Weller and Roseville art pottery. For those unable to attend in person, internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers (full link at www.Liveauctioneers.com/woody-auction-llc. Absentee bids will also be accepted. As with all Woody Auction sale events, everything will be sold without reserve.
The entire catalog may be viewed online now, with crisp color photos, at www.woodyauction.com. Particularly beautiful are the two “bat” vases, the Daum Nancy example an extremely rare signed French cameo art glass vase, 10 ¼ inches tall, depicting eight bats in flight over a church steeple. The vase has a yellow, orange and amethyst mottled background, with cameo carved amethyst overlay.
The Galle “bat” vase, diminutive at 5 ¼ inches tall, is signed, with a white and dark lavender carved design that features bats in flight silhouetted by the moon over a village. The Galle marquetry vase, also signed and 5 ½ inches tall, has a white background with wheel carved pink overlay and large marquetry blossoms. An inscription in French, translated, reads, “Happiness in the new century.”
A pair of signed Galle French cameo art glass vases – one having a green background with strong carved pink floral blossom overlay, the other boasting vibrant translucent mottled seaweed green coloring with cameo carved branch, leaf and berry design – will attract bidder interest, as will a signed Emile Galle French art pottery figural owl, 13 inches tall, with a life-like brown glaze, on a red base.
Signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass vases will be plentiful. Top lots will include a lovely and colorful 7 ½ inch vase with a fall scene décor along a lakeside and flowing creek; an 11 ¼ inch blown mold vase with forest décor and yellow and orange mottled background; and a 19 ¾ inch vase showing a cameo carved amethyst tree décor with multi-colored falling leaves. All three are must-see examples.
The Tiffany name always snaps bidders to attention. The sale will feature a 4 inch by 9 inch watercolor on paper beach scene with sailboats in the background, signed “Louis C. Tiffany” and mounted in a 9 inch by 14 inch frame; a signed art glass paperweight vase having a yellow opaque background and a large red blossom design; a signed favrile art glass vase, 7 inches tall, multi-color caramel shading to green; and an art glass flower form in a beautiful green pulled feather design and gold iridescent foot.