White Ironstone China Association hosting auctions for collectors, fundraiser

DAVENPORT, Iowa – The 2011 White Ironstone China Association live auction will offer more than 175 pieces of white ironstone china for WICA national convention attendees on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Converence Center in York, Pa. The auction serves as a fundraiser for the association, and provides a greater opportunity for collectors to purchase white ironstone than any other auction venue.

Silent auction to raise operating funds

A silent auction of white ironstone will support the WICA operating budget.

Two of the silent auction offerings are a Fig Union Vegetable Tureen (Reg. 1856) and a Wheat & Hops Ewer, circa 1860s.

Bidding begins at just $50 and winners will be announced during a banquet the evening of April 30.

Visit the WICA website for full details on joining the White Ironstone China Association and attending the national convention April 29-May 1, 2011.

According to convention literature, the auction lineup offers a wide variety of items from 1840 to 1900, including a very rare Barrow & Co. handled four-compartment pickle dish, Francis Morley chocolate pot, T. J. & J. Mayer Graybeard gothic pitcher, Burgess pretzel bowl with metal lid, and several high relief jugs.

T&R Boote’s Sydenham Shape and 1851 Octagon body styles are represented with compotes, soup tureens, vegetable tureens, and posset cups.

Among the Elsmore & Forster Ceres shape items are a posset bowl with lid, posset cups, compote, and a soup tureen with a Gettysburg provenance.

President Shape, Wrapped Sydenham, Columbia Shape, Laurel Wreath, Gothic, Fig Union, Scalloped Decagon, Lily of the Valley, Bell Flower, Hyacinth, Corn & Oats, Adriatic, Athens, and Potomac Shape are among the multitude of body styles represented.

The wide variety of items includes soup tureens, soup plates, compotes, tazzas, sauce tureens, vegetable tureens, ladles, cookie plates, pickle dishes, basin and ewers in sets and as separates, posset cups, pitchers, creamers, sugar bowls, brush vases, brush boxes, mugs, and plates.

A large number of children’s tea service items are available in a variety of body styles including Sevres shape, Columbia shape, Gothic, Six-Paneled Trumpet, and Plain Round.

antique and vintage white ironstone china associationThe auction will be called by Dennis Jackson of Jackson’s Auction and Real Estate Co. of Indianapolis.

All auction consignments and donations will be included in the auction catalog available April 15 on the WICA website. An auction catalog will also be available at the convention. For more information contact convention organizers.

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