AURELIA, Iowa – An outstanding single-owner collection of fine European and American art glass; china; vintage lamps; miniature kerosene lamps; period furniture and more will be sold over the weekend of May 24-25 at the Aurelia Community Center, currently under construction.
More than 900 lots will be auctioned. The collection is from Mary Brinkman and her late husband, Jim, both of Aurelia.
The sale will be conducted by Woody Auction of Douglass, Kans.
The collection comprises nearly 1,000 items, although the Brinkmans had always expressed a personal preference for R. S. Prussia; C.F. Monroe (Wave Crest, Kelva and Nakara); and miniature art glass lamps.
Anticipated top lots are difficult to single out because there are so many desirable lots. A few items certain to be hot include a rare, glass-eyed ceramic miniature“Bat Lamp” (one of only three known); a 12” Daum Nancy five-color cameo pedestal handled ewer with “Columbine” floral décor; and a Victorian bride’s basket set on a silver-plated “Three Cherubs” stand from 1897.
Other choice lots will include a Wave Crest swirl mold hinged jewel box with “Fish” decor; a 17 1/2” raisin-colored Mary Gregory satin pedestal handled ewer (the finest Woody Auction has ever offered); a rare 6 3/4” x 7” signed Wave Crest (banner mark) egg crate mold hinged box with young woman portrait; and a 10” Royal Flemish vase with multi-colored segments and gold highlights.
Fine Victorian furniture will also be on the block with a bedroom suite that graced “the daughter’s bedroom” in the Higgins’ Mansion in Spencer, Iowa. The set consists of a bed with high back and footboard, a large dresser with mirror and a large commode. Both the dresser and commode have white marble tops. The wood is butternut and oak with much ornate carving and inlay of wood pattern on the drawers and curved panels over the bed and dresser.
For more information, call 316-747-2694, or go online to www.woodyauctions.com.