WICHITA, Kan. – A pair of premier collections – the Steve and Gloria Zak collection and the estate of Louise Hefling – will be sold without reserve (everything goes, regardless of price) at an auction scheduled for Sept. 10-11 in the 4H Hall of the Sedgwick County Extension Center in Wichita. Woody Auction of Douglass, Kan., will conduct the sale. Internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com and LiveAuctioneers.com.
The Zaks had a wide range of interests, and this is reflected in their collections. Among their items are pieces of Royal Bayreuth, teapots, Black Forest Depression glass, salt and pepper shakers, art glass, vintage radios and American art pottery. The Hefling estate offers full-size carousel animals, vintage lamps, carnival glass, Hummel figurines and cut glass pieces.
In all, nearly 700 lots will come under the gavel. “Either one of these consignments would make for a great auction all by itself,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “It’s just fortunate that both presented themselves at once, so we could offer them in one sale.”
Vases will be very much in evidence in this auction. For openers, there will be three unmarked Roseville pottery two-handled vases, all made in the 1930s. One is a 15-inch floor vase in brown tones with a cherry blossom pattern. Another, nearly as tall, is in brown and green tones, in a luffa pattern. The third is 7 1/4 inches tall, green and brown tones, in a wisteria pattern.
Other vases include a 12-inch carnival glass mid-size vase by Northwood in a tree trunk pattern, colored a rare lime green; a 9-inch Van Briggle pottery vase with an embossed floral design (circa 1920s); and a quality 5 1/4-inch signed Richard three-color cameo cut vase with tree, lake and mountain scenic décor.
Yet more vases include a 10-inch pink Depression glass vase with a Black Forest décor; a 7-inch by 7-inch Orrefors heavy art glass vase with cased purple glass, by Sven Palmgvist (circa 1960); a 20-inch Murano glass pedestal vase with free form stem, aqua coloring; and a signed 14 1/2-inch Mark Louis art glass vase with whimsical design titled Killer Robots From Mars (1988).
Vintage carousel collectibles will feature an original 57-inch by 64-inch wooden English double-seated “Rooster” carousel set on a metal stand, with no visible maker’s mark but with a colorful iridescent paint scheme and mounting step on the side; and an original 41-inch by 53-inch carved wooden Allan Herschell “Uncle Sam” chariot carousel in very nice condition.
From the same genre, two items sure to generate crowd buzz will be a 44-inch by 55-inch one-cent coin-operated “Sandy” pony ride with leather saddle in good working condition, once a fixture at Dillon’s Grocery Store in Hutchinson, Kan.; and an original 49-inch by 40-inch Stein & Goldstein carved wooden horse child’s chair for barber shop use with a porcelain hydraulic base.
Teapots and tea services will include a scarce 6 1/2-inch by 9-inch Clarice Cliff “Tipi” teapot, with Indian spout and totem pole handle, in good condition; and a 3-piece James Kent stackable tea service (teapot, creamer and sugar), mottled green with gold highlights. Also sold will be more than 700 pairs of salt and pepper shakers, grouped in 17 assorted lots.
Vintage collectibles will feature a rare RCA Coca-Cola cooler style model radio in good condition; an early and historical brass fire wagon horn, powered by bellows (in need of repair); a rare 8-inch figural bisque Black Memorabilia humidor, depicting a young boy jumping out of a cotton bag; and an original complete tile set Mahjong game with a mother of pearl traveling case.
Decorative accessories will include an 11 1/4-inch by 8-inch Royal Bayreuth (Blue Mark) rose tapestry dresser tray; a 10 1/2-inch Lladro figural bust of a clown’s head; a 12-inch Milifiori glass font kerosene oil lamp with cobalt blue basket weave and fruit design; and a nice 14 1/2-inch Sevres artist-signed pedestal covered urn with figural depictions and gilt metal handles and base.
Rounding out the day’s expected top lots will be a 45-inch by 74-inch Victorian walnut sofa made in the style of John Jelliff, with burl panels, ornate carved design, an inset bronze plaque and wonderful red velour upholstery; and a 13-inch Wannoopee Pottery large-handled candlestick, made circa 1900 and with a rope twist design and brown and green high-gloss finish.
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 email@example.com. To learn more about Woody Auction and their upcoming events, to include the Sept. 10-11 multi-estate auction, visit www.woodyauction.com. ?
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