Rare hatpin holder discovered in Royal Bayreuth ceramic collection, March 24 sale set

WICHITA, Kan. – Four collections of more than 500 lots of art glass, Royal Bayreuth ceramic, Victorian glass and antique furniture pieces will be offered without reserve March 24, 2012 by Woody Auction.

Royal Bayreuth hatpin holderRare Royal Bayreuth (blue mark) figural penguin hatpin holder in pink, gray and cream tones.

The art glass pieces will feature brides baskets, pickle castors, a cruet bottle collection and Moser glass. Only a few furniture items will be sold, but one certain to attract attention is a dark oak dental cabinet with four drawers, one sliding tray, two doors and a hidden compartment, with a black onyx surface top. The 39-inch by 30-inch cabinet was made by Hamilton Manufacturing.

Other standout lots include a 4-3/4-inch Royal Bayreuth (blue mark) figural penguin hatpin holder with pink, gray and cream tones. Another is an equally scarce six-piece ivory portrait set, with three portraits of historical figures in each 17-inch frame. Each 4-inch portrait is signed “David 1810.”

Other noteworthy lots include an extremely rare 6-1/2-inch Findlay onyx syrup pitcher in outstanding condition and a 42-inch by 12-inch marble and brass Sevres-style pedestal, artist-signed “Rochette” and in fantastic condition. The pedestal features a cobalt blue column with extensive gold leaf highlights and a beautiful full portrait of Queen Josephine.

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Examples of Royal Bayreuth include a rare 4-inch figural owl hatpin holder; a 7-1/2-inch figural standing trout water pitcher with nice coloration; a 9-1/4-inch figural tomato wall pocket; a figural rooster water pitcher in great condition; a 5-inch unmarked red clown figural pipe rest; and black/gray mark red clown figural match holder.

Victorian pickle castor cranberryThis 12 ½-inch double pickle castor with two cranberry coinspot inserts, concave medallion sides will be offered in the March auction..

Pickle castors will feature a dazzling 12-inch piece with cranberry coinspot enameled decorated insert set on an elaborate Manhattan silver plate frame, with a finely decorated floral handle; and a very rare 12-1/2-inch double pickle castor boasting two cranberry coinspot inserts with concave medallion sides and floral enamel décor, set on an elaborate Reed & Barton frame.

Brides baskets will be served up in abundance. Anticipated top earners include a 20-inch by 11-1/2-inch piece with a cream satin ruffled trefoil-shaped bowl, enamel floral décor interior and exterior and Pairpoint #2693 silver plate stand; and a pink satin basket with herringbone mother-of-pearl melon ribbed bowl with green interior, set on a Wilcox silver plate frame.

Moser pieces will feature a lovely and tall 17-1/2-inch green cut to clear art glass tankard with a completely decorated enamel floral décor; and an 8-3/4-inch cranberry tri-corner shaped art glass vase with heavy enamel floral and insect décor, with gilt metal figural feet. Also sold will be an 8-3/4-inch white, pink and yellow satin art glass vase with coralline overlay.

The auction event will be held at the Sedgwick County Extension Center in Wichita, beginning at 9:30 a.m. (CST). To learn more visit Woody Auctions.

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