WICHITA, Kan. – Fresh from the first of a five-part series of auctions to liquidate the lifetime collection of mostly porcelain and fine art glass of the late Dr. Ernest Rieger and his wife Karin, Woody Auction will offer the Part 2 sale, Thursday, May 29, at the Double Tree (Airport Hilton) in Wichita. In addition, absentee bids will be allowed and Internet bidding
will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.
The Part 1 auction was a huge success, as 400 lots came up for bid and grossed $1.3 million. Following the Part 2 sale, the balance of the collection will be presented in Parts 3 (Aug. 1-2) and Parts 4 and 5 (dates to be determined). The Riegers were discerning, serious collectors of fine ceramics and glass such as Tiffany, Galle, Meissen, Webb, Daum Nancy, KPM, Mount Washington and others.
Among the lots expected to attract much bidding interest is a finely carved cameo art glass vase, signed “G. Woodall 1887” and a cameo art glass vase showing a young woman and a bird, both carrying an estimate of $10,000 to $20,000. Plus, featured Gallé pieces include an 18-inch signed French cameo art glass vase, dark green, and a signed French cameo appliqué and marquetry two-handled bowl ($800-$2,000).
The name Tiffany will be chanted throughout the day, especially Favrile, the metallic iridescent art glass produced by the firm. Examples will include a bulbous 4-inch signed red paperweight vase ($1,000-$4,000), and a 7-inch signed art glass wide shoulder vase with blue translucent body ($500-$1,400).
Additional highlights include:
- 14-inch French Daum Nancy cameo art glass boudoir lamp ($8,000-$16,000)
- Burmese lyre stem candlestick holder ($800-$1,800)
- Moser two-part pedestal vase ($6,000-$15,000)
- Russian enamel egg-shaped covered box ($1,000-$3,000)
Previews will be held Wednesday, May 28, from 6-8 p.m., and May 29, auction day, from 8 a.m. until the start of auction at 1 p.m. For more information visit www.woodyauctions.com, email email@example.com or call 316-747-2694.