MAIZE, Kans. – The majolica collection of Martin Kasischke of Iowa, items from the estate of Joe and Esther Stevens from Wichita, Kansas, and four smaller collections will all come up for bid on Saturday, Aug. 27. The sale of art glass and other collectibles, 440 lots in all, will be presented by Woody Auction in the Maize Recreation Center, located at 1001 North Grady Avenue, Maize, Kansas.
“The widely diversified offerings in this sale make it truly one of the can’t-miss auction events of 2016, especially for lovers of art glass pieces,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. Offered will be Nippon, Daum Nancy and Gallé pieces, as well as furniture, advertising items, slot machines, firearms and more. The start time is 9:30 a.m. CDT.
For those unable to attend in person, internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. People wishing to bid online are encouraged to register a day or two in advance. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken.
The auction will be brimming with majolica, including a 32-inch figural ewer by B. Bloch & Co. (Germany), with a mermaid and dolphin surrounding the vase’s body, with embossed cherub and floral highlights.
Other majolica will be represented by a 40-inch-tall jardinière and pedestal, green and brown with a three-dimensional floral blossom décor and a blue interior, in surprisingly fine condition; and a scarce Roseville Art Nouveau umbrella stand, brown, with an embossed woman and a floral blossom décor and green interior.
Still more majolica will include a salesman’s sample jardinière perched on a pedestal, 16 1/2 inches tall and featuring the first Dressler mark and a black and maroon swirl design; and a 30-inch tall umbrella stand with rich colors and a full-figure strutting Tom Turkey in front of large blossoming plants.
Gallé will be represented with a rare 2 1/2-inch by 3-inch signed French cameo art glass vase, caramel in color and marble glass, with carved and applied floral blossom in relief and original Gallé paper label; and a 9 1/4-inch tall Gallé French art pottery vase, kidney-shaped, with brown, white and blue tones.
In the fine art category, a 19th century French figural sculpture of an Indian maiden on a canoe preparing for the hunt, perched atop an ebony base, 11 1/2 inches tall, created circa the 1880s and artist-signed “Vuchoiselle,” will be presented.
Also appearing is an original oil painting by Hermann Herzog (Germ./Am., 1832-1932), showing a
woman in a field milking a cow while other cattle graze nearby, artist signed and in a frame.
Collectors of Daum Nancy will be able to bid on an 11 3/4-inch tall signed French cameo pedestal vase with a frosted background and mottled red and green highlights, carved green overlay with poppy décor and a hammered effect on the body’s surface; as well as a signed French cameo square bowl, yellow in color with a mottled background, and a branch and blossom cameo carved and enamel décor.
Also on offer is a signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass vase with lovely pink and green pastel coloring and a highly detailed carved dandelion décor with a French inscription: “Comme la Plume al Vent” (“Like the feather to the wind”).
For more information, visit www.woodyauction.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 316-747-2694.