More than 240 lots of Royal Bayreuth in decorative arts sale Nov. 8-9

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – More than 650 lots in a wide range of collecting categories – art glass, French cameo, Royal Bayreuth and quality antiques – will come up for bid Nov. 8-9 in a two-day decorative arts sale hosted by Woody Auction of Douglass, Kans., at the St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Mo.

“This will be a great two-day auction that begins on Friday evening at 5 p.m. (CST) with the finest Royal Bayreuth collection we’ve ever offered,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “That will be followed on Saturday, at 9:30 in the morning, with an art glass auction featuring 24 Daum Nancy French cameo salt dips and fabulous collections of Royal Worcester and marbles.”

Daum Nancy salt cellar set

Exceptionally rare four-piece signed Daum Nancy French Cameo salt cellar set with original display case.

More than 240 lots of Royal Bayreuth pieces will be offered on Friday evening, including 14 scarce figural Santas, as well as rare, large-size pitchers of snake, turtle, rabbit, mouse, squirrel and butterfly figures. The figural Santa pieces include a 7 1/2-inch unmarked Santa chamberstick, brown jacket, impressed “Deponiert”; a 5 1/2-inch unmarked Santa wall match holder, red jacket, impressed “Deponiert” and with the original leather hanging strap; and a 7 1/4-inch Santa lemonade pitcher (blue mark #9), red jacket, with a unique “Deponiert” stamp mark.

Royal Bayreuth Santas

The Friday session (Nov. 8) will be dedicated to Royal Bayreuth, to include a staggering 14 figural Santas. Image courtesy Woody Auction

Royal Bayreuth water pitchers include a figural rabbit pitcher in brown tones, 7 1/2 inches tall, with impressed “Registered” mark; a 6 1/4-inch figural snake pitcher in brown and yellow tones; and a rare 8-inch unmarked figural gray squirrel.

Other noteworthy Royal Bayreuth lots will include a rare 8 1/2-inch bulbous vase with polar bear scenic décor (blue mark #9); an equally scarce 4 1/2-inch by 8 1/2-inch figural turtle lemonade pitcher (blue mark #9); and a 3-inch by 8-inch figural turtle covered box (blue mark #9) — the largest Royal Bayreuth turtle box Woody Auction has ever sold.

The Saturday session will be more diverse, with lots ranging from an American Brilliant Cut Glass covered wassail bowl and ladle with a hobstar and fan motif and 800 mark silver finial to a 66-inch 19th century Italian marble sculpture of a young maiden on a pedestal to an artist signed and marked KPM porcelain plaque with a portrait of the “Chocolatier.”

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bride's basket

Apricot satin diamond quilted mother of pearl melon ribbed bride’s basket bowl with pink interior.

The brides’ baskets category features an apricot satin diamond quilted mother of pearl melon ribbed bowl with pink interior, set on an ornate Meriden silverplate cherub stand and showing three cherubs at blacksmith stands; and a Victorian pair of yellow cased melon ribbed herringbone pattern bowls with enamel floral décor and pink interiors on a Pairpoint frame.

Daum Nancy French cameo pieces include a 16-inch signed art glass vase having a yellow background with floral cut back design; a four-piece salt cellar set depicting the four seasons, with original display case; an individual salt cellar having a lavender/yellow background with branches, leaf and berry décor; another salt cellar, this one with tortoise shell background colors and green pin needle and yellow berry décor; and a 12 3/4 inch art glass pedestal vase with orange and yellow background with black silhouette cut back tree décor.

Fans of Royal Worcester will not be disappointed. Two star lots include a 6 1/2-inch Royal Worcester bulbous jar (mold #1312) in cream tones, with wisteria décor, reticulated lid and gold trim highlights; and a 13 1/2-inch Royal Worcester two handled vase (mold #784), also in cream tones with owl, crow and branch décor with gold trim. Both of these pieces are considerably rare.

This article originally appeared in Antique Trader magazine

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blue pickle castor

Ten-inch pickle castor having a blue art glass egg-shaped insert with enamel floral décor, on a Tufts silverplate frame.

Also to be sold Saturday will be a 10 inch marked beehive demitasse pot having a cream-colored background with pink and gold trim and double-sided scenes of a nymph with butterfly wings; a 12-place setting of Towle Old Master pattern sterling silver flatware, 75 pieces totaling over 100 troy ounces, all in the original wooden case; and a 7 1/2-inch signed Galle four-color French cameo art glass vase in pink, white, green and lavender tones with floral cut back design.

Pickle castors are a hit with collectors. Examples in this sale include a 10 1/4-inch pickle castor with Rubina art glass insert having a coralene floral décor, set on a basket-shaped Meriden silverplate frame; an 8 1/2-inch pickle castor with Bluerina art glass insert, set on a Middletown silverplate frame, with an enamel cherry branch décor; and a 10-inch pickle castor having a blue art glass egg-shaped insert with enamel floral décor, set on a Tufts silverplate frame with figures.

Absentee bids will be accepted; all absentee bids should be submitted with a written statement indicating the amount of the bid. Bids must be received no later than noon Thursday, Nov. 7. Bids may be faxed to 316-746-2145 or e-mailed to

A preview will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, from 4-6 p.m. Internet bidding will be provided by

For consignment information, contact Woody Auction at 316-747-2694. Or, you can send an e-mail to To learn more about the firm, visit

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