Items from the estate of Elfriede and Martin Miller of North Dakota and a private collection out of New Jersey, plus a fine assortment of other quality antiques over 300 lots in all will come up for bid in an Antique Auction slated for Saturday, April 22nd, beginning at 9:30 am Central time by Woody Auction
, online and live in the Douglass auction hall at 130 East Third Street.
An auction of so much hand-painted quality is a rare opportunity, but thats exactly what is presented in this auction, said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. Limoges and Royal Bonn are two categories that are strongly featured in this auction, as well as other fine makers such as Muller Frères, Royal Bonn, Wave Crest, Lladro, La Verre Francois and Moser. All lots are being offered without reserves.
The April 22nd auction will be preceded by an online-only auction on Friday, April 21st, beginning at 8 am Central time. The traditional in-person auction, with online bidding available, will be held the following day. We guarantee that in both events no one will be disappointed, Mr. Woody said, adding there will be no buyers premium for those in attendance on April 22nd who pay with cash or check.
One of the expected star lots of the April 22nd auction is an incredible floor vase marked Royal Bonn, 29 inches tall, featuring a beautiful outdoor scene of a young woman on a stone bench that wraps around the vase, which also boasts an Art Nouveau brass base and attached handles. The vase is signed Stieber and weighs over 29 pounds. Theres a U.S. Customs label on the base (est. $2,000-$3,500).
A French cameo art glass hanging pendant lamp signed La Verre Francois, 12 inches by 8 inches, with orange and yellow mottled ground and amethyst cameo cutback overlay featuring 12 cat silhouettes, has a pre-sale estimate of $1,500-$2,500; while a Gone With the Wind kerosene lamp with a shade signed Moser, 24 inches by 10 inches, made from cased orange glass with an elaborate floral and scroll design and applied jewel highlights, a small chip on the rim its only flaw, should realize $1,000-$1,750.
Gorgeous antique vases are certain to spark bidding wars. Just a few beautiful examples are as follows:
A French cameo art glass vase signed Muller Freres Luneville, 13 inches tall, having pink, yellow and blue ground with incredible cameo carved rose overlay, and boasting fantastic detail, an excellent example of a genuine turn-of-the-century Muller (est. $1,500-$2,500).
A dark green footed vase showing the Wave Crest banner mark, 17 inches tall, with classic courting scene décor and incredible gilt metal fitted handles and feet (est. $1,000-$1,750).
Not exactly a vase, but a two-handled pedestal covered urn marked Royal Bonn, 24 ½ inches in height, with a green and white portrait of a woman in an elaborate hat and having beautiful gold enamel floral and lattice design, artist signed and in excellent condition (est. $600-$1,200).
A charger marked L.S. &S. Limoges, 13 ¼ inches in diameter, with an incredible portrait of the Indian Sioux Chief Hollowhorn Bear, artist signed Dubois, displaying gold trim and incredible colors and quality, is expected to finish at $1,500-$2,000. Also, a 10-piece fish set marked Limoges, consisting of a tray, six matching plates, and a matching gravy boat with an underplate, having a turquoise border with scenic décor of fish out of water and extensive gold stencil highlights, should bring $600-$1,200.
A double Victorian brides basket, 16 ½ inches tall, comprising two pink and white cased art glass bowls with enamel branch and blossom décor, set on a Pairpoint #2202 silverplate frame, carries an estimate of $1,000-$2,000. Also, a massive figural group marked Lladro #2028, titled The Three Graces, 29 inches by 14 inches, with a total weight of over 28 pounds, should fetch $1,000-$1,750. Note: This lot must be picked up in person in Douglass, Kansas, or shipped by professional shipper by May 5, 2023.