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Rare & Vintage Art Glass from Well-Known Collections to Cross the Block

by WorthPoint Staff (12/07/10).

This magnificent 11½-inch Wave Crest scroll mold plaque framed by 16-inch gilt floral border will be one of the highlights of a consignment auction to be facilitated by Woody Auction on Saturday, Dec. 11

WICHITA, Kan. – Hundreds of pieces of rare and vintage art glass, including Wave Crest, Tiffany, R.S. Prussia, Royal Bayreuth, Royal Worcester, Daum Nancy, Galle, and Thomas Webb & Sons, will be sold at auction to be facilitated by Woody Auction on Saturday, Dec. 11, in the 4H Hall of the Sedgwick County Extension Center.

“This is the perfect finish to what has been a pretty good year for us,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “Serious collectors of art glass need to make plans today to attend this very exciting auction.” Featured will be the Rita Klyce art glass collection, the Jim and Eunice Becker R.S. Prussia collection and the Betty Murphy fairy lamp collection, plus other fine consignments.

The pieces have been consigned by several prominent collectors and will also include silver, jade, fairy lamps and more. All the items have been photographed and are available for viewing at the Woody Auction Web site. Internet bidding will be facilitated by Proxibid.com.

Wave Crest pieces will include an 11½-inch scroll mold plaque framed by a 16-inch gilt floral cobalt blue border with gold highlights, and a full-body scene of a young woman in a green flowing dress in a field of pink flowers; and a similar plaque but having a gilt floral green border and a full-body scene of a young woman in a pink dress outstretched in a field of blue flowers.

Tiffany pieces certain to wow the crowd include a rare, 6-inch signed decorated vase with a pulled feather design on a butterscotch and green iridescent background; an 11 ½ inch signed flower form wine glass with unique coloring and gold opalescent background; and a rare 6-piece signed “Louis Comfort Studios” desk set with bronze pine needle décor and slag glass panels.

An unmarked, 12-inch R.S. Prussia teardrop-shaped hidden image bowl with gold trim is among the items up for auction.

Fans of R.S. Prussia will not be disappointed. Pieces will include a 10¼-inch Mold 203 bowl with outstanding satin finish and stag scenic décor; a 12-inch unmarked teardrop-shaped hidden image bowl, cream colored with a green border, wildflower highlights and gold trim; and a rare 11-piece child’s tea set still in the original box with duck runner and swallow scenic décor.

Royal Bayreuth will feature a 4-inch figural Santa (blue mark) creamer with green coat, while Royal Worcester will include a 21-inch figural “Crick Lite” fairy lamp with a figure of a woman standing by a tree, searching for a mother bird. Another fairy lamp of note is a cute 5½-inch art glass example, with cranberry Nailsea base and matching shade, and clear Clarke insert.

Also sold will be a 6¼-inch signed Thomas Webb & Sons English cameo two-color vase with yellow background and orange floral and butterfly carved cameo décor; a 24¾-inch Galle three-color cameo cut floor vase with white, apricot and green coloring; and a finely engraved silver icon plaque depicting a marriage scene, with French enamel panels and heavy gilt metal frame.

This outstanding 19-inch, solid-jade figural group, weighing nearly 40 pounds, will have many paddles wagging.

Competition should be fierce for a 19-inch solid jade figural group of an elderly man standing with five children climbing over him. The piece weighs nearly 40 pounds. Daum Nancy pieces will feature a 13-inch, three-color cameo cut pedestal vase with dark silhouette tree and lake scenic background; and a 16-inch, signed, five-color cameo cut vase with a floral blossom décor.

The Daum Nancy cameos are certain to get paddles wagging. Examples include a 2¼-inch miniature vase with white swirl background and springtime tree and field scenic décor; a 1½-inch, signed, miniature oval vase with amber background and fall season lake and tree scenic décor; and a 3-inch signed miniature stick vase, four-color, with a nice lake and tree scenic décor.

A rare 21-inch Royal Worcester figural “Crick Lite” fairy lamp, in excellent condition.

Other Daum cameos will include a 1¾-inch signed oval vase with floral décor and white, lavender and green background; a 1¾-inch signed miniature vase with spring season décor; a 2-inch signed cut toothpick holder with white opaque background and Lily of the Valley scenic décor; a toothpick holder, with springtime lake and tree décor; a 1 5/8-inch signed oval vase with Venice boat scenic décor; and a 2-inch salt dip, white and green, with great floral blossom décor.

The Sedgwick County Extension Center is located at 7001 West 21st Street, at the corner of 21st Street and Ridge Road in Wichita, Kan. A sales tax of 7.3 percent will be collected on all purchases (current sales tax numbers are exempt). In-person, Internet, phone and absentee bids will all be accepted.

For more information about this auction, call 316.747.2694, e-mail to info@woodyauction.com or visit the Woody Auction Web site.

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