Important art glass finally comes to auction


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Unmarked 12-inch R.S. Prussia teardrop-shaped hidden image bowl with gold trim. Photo courtesy Woody Auctions

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WICHITA, Kan. – Hundreds of pieces of rare and vintage art glass will be sold Dec. 11 in Wichita, Kan. Offered will be Wave Crest, Tiffany, R.S. Prussia, Royal Bayreuth, Royal Worcester, Daum Nancy, Gallé, Thomas Webb & Sons, silver, jade and fairy lamps. 

Wave Crest pieces will include an 11 1/2-inch scroll mold plaque framed by a 16-inch gilt floral cobalt blue border with gold highlights, and a full-body scene of a young woman in a green flowing dress in a field of pink flowers. Tiffany pieces certain to wow the crowd include a rare 6-inch signed decorated vase with a pulled feather design on a butterscotch and green iridescent background; an 11 1/2-inch signed flower form wine glass with unique coloring and gold opalescent background; and a rare 6-piece signed “Louis Comfort Studios” desk set with bronze pine needle décor and slag glass panels.

Fans of R.S. Prussia will not be disappointed. Pieces will include a 10 1/4-inch inch Mold 203 bowl with outstanding satin finish and stag scenic décor; a 12-inch unmarked teardrop-shaped hidden image bowl, cream colored with a green border, wildflower highlights and gold trim; and a rare 11-piece child’s tea set still in the original box with duck runner and swallow scenic décor.   

Royal Bayreuth lots will feature a 4-inch figural Santa (blue mark) creamer with green coat, while Royal Worcester will include a 21-inch figural “Crick Lite” fairy lamp with a figure of a woman searching for a mother bird. Another fairy lamp of note is a cute 5 1/2-inch art glass example, with cranberry Nailsea base and matching shade, and clear Clarke insert.

A 6 1/4-inch signed Thomas Webb & Sons English cameo 2-color vase with yellow background and orange floral and butterfly carved cameo décor; a 24 3/4-inch Gallé 3-color cameo cut floor vase with white, apricot and green coloring; and a finely engraved silver icon plaque depicting a marriage scene, with French enamel panels and heavy gilt metal frame.

The Daum Nancy cameos are certain to get paddles wagging. Examples include a 2 1/4-inch miniature vase with white swirl background and springtime tree and field scenic décor; a 1 1/2-inch signed miniature oval vase with amber background and fall season lake and tree scenic décor; and a 3-inch signed miniature stick vase, 4-color, with a nice lake and tree scenic décor.

Other Daum cameos will include a 1 3/4-inch signed oval vase with floral décor and white, lavender and green background; a 1 3/4-inch signed miniature vase with spring season décor;  a 2-inch signed cut toothpick holder with white opaque background and Lily of the Valley scenic décor; a toothpick holder, with springtime lake and tree décor; a 1 5/8-inch signed oval vase with Venice boat scenic décor; and a 2-inch salt dip, white and green, with great floral blossom décor.

All the items are available for viewing at www.WoodyAuction.com. Internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com/woodyauction. Woody Auction may be reached at 316-747-2694 or P.O. Box 618, 317 S. Forrest, Douglass, KS  67039. ?


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This outstanding 19-inch solid jade figural group, weighing nearly 40 pounds, is a top highlight of Woody's Dec. 11 sale.
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This rare 21-inch Royal Worcester figural "Crick Lite" fairy lamp, is in excellent condition.
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This 16-inch signed Daum Nancy, 5-color cameo cut vase with flower blossom décor is expected to be a top lot.
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Extremely rare 11 1/2 inch signed "Louis Comfort Tiffany" flower form wine glass.
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Magnificent 11 1/2 inch Wave Crest scroll mold plaque framed by 16-inch gilt floral border.

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