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Attention-getting Gallé, Daum in March 18 auction

More than 350 lots of art glass, including vases by Daum Nancy and Gallé each boasting scenes with bats soaring in the sky, are coming to auction March 19 through Woody Auction.

DOUGLASS, Kans. – Woody Auction is offering what it’s calling the finest art glass auction ever held March 18. The sale will be at its Douglass Gallery, 120 East 3rd Street, Douglass, Kansas. More than 350 lots, featuring three core collections of mainly art glass and art pottery, such as Daum and Gallé, will be offered. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers []. Absentee bids will also be accepted. As with all Woody Auction sale events, everything will be sold without reserve.

Daum Nancy 'Bat' Cameo Art Glass Set to Soar

Expected top lots will include Gallé and Daum Nancy “bat” vases, a Gallé marquetry vase, brides

Daum Nancy bat vase

Daum Nancy French cameo art glass vase, 10 ¼ inches tall, depicting eight bats in flight over a church steeple, with cameo carved amethyst overlay. (All photos courtesy Woody Auction)

baskets, Weller and Roseville art pottery. The Daum Nancy “bat” example is a rare signed French cameo art glass vase. It measures 10 1/4 inches tall, depicting eight bats in flight over a church steeple. The vase has a yellow, orange and amethyst mottled background, with cameo carved amethyst overlay.

The Gallé “bat” vase, diminutive at 5 1/4 inches tall, is signed, with a white and dark lavender carved design. It features bats in flight silhouetted by the moon over a village. The Gallé marquetry vase, also signed and 5 1/2 inches tall, has a white background with wheel carved pink overlay and large marquetry blossoms. An inscription in French, translated, reads, “Happiness in the new century.”

A pair of signed Gallé French cameo art glass vases are on offer. One features a green background with strong carved pink floral blossom overlay. The other boasts vibrant translucent mottled seaweed green coloring with cameo carved branch, leaf and berry design. In addition, a signed Emile Gallé French art pottery figural owl is open to bid. It is13 inches tall, with a life-like brown glaze, on a red base.

Daum Nancy Prevalent

Signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass vases will be plentiful. Top lots will include a colorful 7 1/2-inch vase with a fall scene décor along a lakeside and flowing creek. Plus, an 11 1/4 inch blown mold vase with forest décor and yellow and orange mottled background.

The Tiffany name always snaps bidders to attention. The March 18 auction features a 4-inch by 9-inch watercolor on paper beach scene with sailboats. It is signed “Louis C. Tiffany” and mounted in a 9-inch by 14-inch frame. An additional Tiffany item includes a signed art glass paperweight vase with a yellow opaque background. Also an art glass flower form in a green pulled feather design and gold iridescent foot is set to sell.

Lamps, Bride's basket and More

Brides basket_Reed & Barton

Brides basket consisting of a pair of pink satin diamond quilted mother of pearl square bowls set on a Reed & Barton #1105 silverplate stand.

Handel lamps will also come up for bid. A marked reverse painted lamp having a chipped ice shade with exotic birds of paradise in flight is in the catalog. An artist signed “HB”; and a marked reverse painted lamp, with colorful parrots and butterfly among blossoming peonies.

Brides baskets will feature, among others, a cream satin art glass ruffled bowl with coralene floral décor, set on a Monarch #556 silverplate frame.

Le Verre Francais lots include a “Charder” signed cameo glass pedestal vase having a mottled orange background with dark amethyst cameo carved overlay featuring a scarab design; and a “Charder” signed cameo glass vase having a pink and white mottled background with blue and green mottled Cypress pattern.

Vases by other makers will include a signed Thomas Webb & Sons English art glass vase with crystal clear blank, made for the 1889 Paris Exposition and marked “Tiffany & Company”; a French art glass vase made circa the 1920s by Maurice Marinot, signed, with green controlled bubble design; and a signed Muller Freres Luneville French cameo art glass vase featuring a scene of two birds near a lake.

Auction Details

Internet bidders are encouraged to register a day or two ahead of the auction. Absentee bids should be submitted (fax 316-746-2145 or email with a statement indicating the amount of the bid; bids must be received by March 16.

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