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Woody Auction bringing 450 lots of art glass Sept. 9

Pickle castors, bride's baskets, unique examples of decorative art glass comprise the 450 lots in Woody Auction's Sept. 9 sale.

DOUGLASS, Kan. – Fred and Maxine Zumthurn of California accumulated many pieces of art glass and other antiques over the years. It will take at least two auctions – possibly more – to liquidate their entire collection. The first of these auctions is planned for Saturday, September 9th in the gallery of Woody Auction.

Brides Baskets Among Headliners at Woody Auctions

Bride's baskets with blacksmithing cherubs

Bride's basket with yellow and orange (flame color) cut velvet art glass bowl with enamel floral decor, set on an unmarked Wilcox silverplate frame featuring three cherubs with blacksmithing tools, and an estimate of $1,500 to $3,500.

“Part 1 of this collection will catch the attention of serious collectors,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “Sold will be brides baskets, pickle castors, napkin rings, R. S. Prussia, inkwells, Wave Crest, cut glass and more. There are nearly 450 lots in all. Items will go to the highest bidder, without reserve.” The auction will begin at 9:30 am Central time.

For those unable to attend in person, absentee bidding is available, and online bidding will be provided by Part 2 of the collection comes to auction Saturday, Dec. 2nd.

Brides baskets will feature a magnificent, original cased yellow and orange (flame color) cut velvet art glass bowl. It bears an enamel floral décor, set on an unmarked Wilcox silverplate frame. The frame boasts three cherubs working with blacksmith tools. A finely cased art glass oval bowl with pink interior, yellow exterior and enamel fruit décor is set to sell. It sits atop a Meriden #1018 silverplate cart with a cherub pulling and bird watching.

Tiffany Art Glass Lamp to Lead Lighting 

Lamps and lighting will include a marked Tiffany Studios art glass candle lamp. The lamp includes a shade signed “LCT” with pulled leaf design. It sits on a gold iridescent base with bronze base (marked “Tiffany Studios, NY, S714 1219”) and fittings. It measures 16 inches tall. A 22-inch red satin Gone with the Wind kerosene lamp is in the catalog. It bears an elaborate embossed floral pattern and an original font ring that matches the pattern.

The category also includes an extremely rare 23-inch marked Pairpoint Limoges kerosene table lamp. This example includes a yellow porcelain base and gold stencil rampant lion and fleur-de-lis design. It also features an original Apollo Duplex kerosene burner insert.. A Loetz style lamp shade on a quality figural bronze base is set to sell. It features dragons emerging from a flower petal, with art glass shade, circa 1920s.

Pickle castors will feature a 12-inch example with deep cranberry coinspot rectangular art glass insert. It features an enamel plum and pear décor. This piece is further set in an ornate Wilcox silverplate frame with thistle design.In addition, a 6 ¾ inch castor with a Rubina coinspot art glass insert will come to sell. It, too, is set on a Derby #147 silverplate handled based with cucumber décor. A matched pair of 9 ½ inch castors are on offer. One has a blue satin art glass insert, the other a pink satin art glass insert. Both boast an enamel floral décor.

Unique Playing Cards Sure to Pique Interest

Pair of pickle castors

Matched pair of 9 1/2 inch pickle castors, with blue and pink satin art glass inserts,with an estimate of $800 to $1,600. (All photos courtesy of Woody Auction)

Appealing to collectors of Royal Rayreuth is a unique set of cards, measuring 3 inches by 4 ¼ inches. The unopen 1999 Royal Bayreuth collectors’ playing cards are unique. A 4 ¼ inch match holder with striker and a rare figural red Santa also is available. Both pieces bear the blue Royal Bayreuth mark.

How’s this for a diverse pairing of collectibles: a cast iron figural mechanical bank with eagles and eaglets (patent 1888), in working good condition, with original glass eyes and strong paint; and a pair of Japanese bisque figural nodders, a man and a woman, with moving heads and hands, 6 ¾ inches tall.

In the hunt for a gorgeous dresser box? The auction has a Wave Crest (stamp mark) egg crate mold dresser box, hinged, with a beautiful dark green border with a white field of pink roses and embossed lions’ head feet. Another lot is a Kelva round dresser box, also hinged, having a lovely green mottled background with cream panels, a pink floral décor, beaded enamel highlights and gilt metal feet.

Victorian Silverplate Stand Coming Before Bidders

Silverplate is abundant. Lots expected to generate keen bidder interest will include a Victorian art glass vase in a silverplate stand, 10 ½ inches tall, blue opaque glass with bird and blossom décor and set in a figural owl (with glass eyes) silverplate base; and a 6-inch figural Tufts #2649 silverplate toothpick holder showing a high-wheel bicycle with a rider holding a barrel on his back.

The category features a Rogers #287 silverplate figural ring chest. The piece measures 5 inches tall. A cherub pushing a wheeled dolly carrying a suitcase opening to the compartment for the rings is visible. 

Moser and Zsolnay Decorative Art Represent

Decorative items will include a 24-inch-tall Victorian four-lily art glass epergne with three hanging baskets, Vaseline opalescent with a clear applied rigaree; and an unmarked Moser four-sided art glass vase, 8 ¼ inches tall, amethyst shading to clear with engraved underwater sea life and gold highlights.

Also up for bid is a Zsolnay figural art pottery center bowl, measuring 15 inches by 11 inches. A full-figured woman appears riding on a dolphin forming the base. It bears a tulip-shaped planter on the dolphin’s tail. A Nakara humidor, 7 ½ inches, showing a portrait of an Indian chief, with a fitted brass lid, is up for bid. 

Other possible highlights include an unmarked Crown Milano biscuit jar. The piece measures 6 inches by 7 inches. It bears a cream, blue and pink hobnail with underwater sea life décor. It presents with a colorful applied jewel highlights and embossed silverplate lid. Also on offer is a Mt. Washington condiment set. It features two ribbed Burmese cruets and stoppers and matching salt and peppers. All pieces in the set sit atop a Pairpoint silverplate frame.

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