Cranberry bowl bride’s basket brings $16,000; art glass rules Kansas auction

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A rare, 14-inch signed Louis C. Tiffany Favrile decorated desk lamp with “Arabian” design, green with gold iridescent highlights, in great condition and with a shade signed L.C.T., gaveled for $6,100. A surprise hit of the sale was a 4 ¼ inch art glass Moser salt shaker, with embossed fish, cattail design and enamel highlights. It flew past the high estimate to earn $900.

A pair of lots hit $5,000 each. One was a 7-inch cranberry art glass sweetmeat set on an Empire silverplate figural base with bird décor. The other was a 10 ½ inch pickle castor – an Amberina coinspot insert with enamel floral décor set on a Tufts silverplate frame. Also, a 9 ¾  inch pickle castor with Hobbs Brockunier floral peachblow insert on a Reed & Barton frame hit $3,500.

An outstanding 10 inch by 14 inch bride’s basket, consisting of a pink cased melon ribbed bowl with large enamel floral decor set on a Meriden base, topped out at $2,800. Also, a 13 ½ inch pickle castor with pink satin insert and enamel floral décor, set on an ornate Pliton silverplate frame, breezed to $2,600.

Two extra nice items finished at $2,500 each. The first was a 15 inch by 9 inch Mt. Washington decorated bride’s bowl centerpiece set on a figural derby silverplate cherub stand. The other was a 12 inch by 10 ½ inch bride’s basket with a Loetz-style bowl with a green oil spot and iridescent red border, set on a Middletown silverplate frame.

A 10 ½ inch pickle castor having a pink satin mother of pearl coinspot insert and enamel floral décor set on a Homan silverplate frame went to a determined bidder for $2,400, while a 17 ½ inch by 11 inch bride’s bowl centerpiece comprising a cream bowl with cased pink interior, amber ruffled rim and gold enameled floral décor, set on an Egyptian-themed base made $2,200.

A Moorish, ball-shaped, 8 inch by 7 ½ inch signed Durand crackle vase with pink, white and gold coloring fetched $2,100; a rare 10 inch pink agata glass Morgan vase set on an amber resin griffin base, showing good amber highlights, went for $2,100; and a 7 ¾ inch Mt. Washington decorated Burmese gourd-shaped stick vase with enamel tapestry floral décor rose to $1,900.

Three lots finished at $1,800. They were a 9 ¼ inch by 7 ½ inch signed Quezal art glass vase with green and gold pulled feather design and iridescent gold interior; a 13 ½ inch signed Daum Nancy three-color cameo cut vase with mountain, lake and forest scenic décor; and a 10 ¾ inch signed Quezal bowling pin-shaped vase in fine condition, with an iridescent gold interior.

Woody Auction has two major auctions planned for May and June, both in the junior ballroom of the St. Charles Convention Center. The first is slated for Saturday, May 28, starting at 9:30 a.m. It will be a combination of four collections from around the country and will feature over 400 lots of art glass, lamps, R.S. Prussia, Royal Bayreuth, Wave Crest, cut glass and more.

Then, on Saturday, June 4, also at 9:30 a.m., Woody Auction will conduct an American Brilliant Cut Glass (ABCG) and European glass auction, featuring the collection of Gerry and Jean LeCroix of Massachusetts, plus three small private collections. Lodging for either of these auctions will be at the Embassy Suites Hotel (636-946-5544) and Fairfield Inn (636-946-1000).

Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (316) 747-2694. Or, you can e-mail them at To learn more about Woody Auction and the upcoming calendar of events, to include the May 28 and June 4 auctions, please log on to .


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