DOUGLASS, Kan. – The lifetime pottery and antique collection of Jerrye and the late Lt. Col. Marvin
Dillman of Texas – featuring a wide variety of Roseville and Hull art pottery, plus many other fine antiques gathered over the course of a lifetime – will be sold at auction Nov. 21, by Woody Auction, in the firm’s new gallery at 120 East 3rd Street in Douglass, Kansas, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
“This sale contains the largest number of Roseville baskets and jardinières, complete with pedestals, that Woody Auction has had the privilege to sell in one auction, and it’s sure to catch the attention of serious bidders,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction, adding, “All items will be sold to the highest bidder, with no minimums and no reserves.”
The Roseville Pottery Company was established in 1890 in Roseville, Ohio. It ceased production in 1954. Though originally simple household pieces, the design of the pottery was made popular with the American Arts & Crafts movement and pieces are now sought after by collectors. Hull Pottery began production in 1905 in Crooksville, Ohio. The firm quickly established a solid market and enjoyed an excellent reputation.
The auction features many Roseville two-part jardinières with pedestals. This includes examples in the Bleeding Heart pattern, with blue tones (32 inches tall, the largest Roseville jardinière and pedestal made); in the Bushberry pattern, with green tones; in the Apple Blossom pattern, with mauve tones (impressive in size, at 30 1/2 inches tall); in the Wisteria pattern, with green and brown tones; in the Columbine pattern, with green and brown tones; and in the Bushberry pattern, with green tones.
Nearly 30 Roseville and Hull art pottery baskets will come up for bid, ranging in size from 8-12 inches. A notable offering from Hull is a basket in the Bow Tie pattern, with pink and green tones (#B29, 12 inches tall). Roseville baskets will feature a slender basket in the Poppy pattern, with green and pink tones; and an oblong basket in the Pinecone pattern, with blue tones.
Roseville pedestal baskets will include examples in the Cosmos pattern, with blue tones; in the Pinecone pattern with a flower frog, with brown tones; in the Bushberry pattern, with green tones; in the Columbine pattern, with blue tones; and in the Apple Blossom pattern, also with blue tones.
Additional Roseville baskets will feature examples in the Waterlily pattern, with brown tones; in the White Rose pattern, also with brown tones; and in the Iris pattern, with blue tones. All range in height from 8-10 inches tall. Another noteworthy Roseville piece is a rare jardinere in the Futura pattern with gray tones, measuring 6-by-9 inches.
This sale is packed with scarce Roseville vases – some ball-shaped, some two-handled and some square. Ball-shaped vases will feature one in the Futura pattern, green, with colorful sphere highlights. A standout square vase is 10 inches tall by 5 inches wide, also in the Futura pattern, with green and blue tones.
The antiques category includes carnival glass lots (one of which is a rare Cambridge Inverted Strawberry chalice-shaped compote in green). Also sold will be an Ingraham kitchen clock with an elaborate oak case, 23 inches tall by 14 3/4 inches wide. Also offered is a Royal Bonn-style china mantel clock in a cobalt blue Wyandotte case with floral décor and Ansonia works with pendulum; a French enamel three-panel triptych with figures, each panel 6 1/2 inches by 7 inches and with solid metal backing; and a group of nine celluloid figural Aunt Jemima and Uncle Moses items.
In all, 357 lots will come up for bid. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com (bidders are encouraged to register a day or two ahead). Absentee bids will also be accepted (no later than Nov. 19). To learn more about Woody Auction and the Nov. 21 auction, you may visit www.woodyauction.com or log on to www.liveauctioneers.com/browse/seller/woodyauction.