Royal Bayreuth, Fine Art Glass Headline Huge Auction

The Nov. 8 session will be dedicated to Royal Bayreuth, to include 14 figural Santas.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — More than 650 lots in a wide range of collecting categories, including art glass, French cameo, Royal Bayreuth and quality antiques, will come up for bid on Nov. 8 and 9 at a sale conducted by Woody Auction.

More than 240 lots of Royal Bayreuth pieces will be offered on Friday evening. These include 14 figural Santas, as well as rare, large-size pitchers of snake, turtle, rabbit, mouse, squirrel and butterfly figures. The Saturday session will boast Victorian brides’ baskets, pickle castors, sterling silver, Burmese and Galle pieces and pieces from Tiffany Studios.

Friday night’s Royal Bayreuth session is expected to be heavily attended. The figural Santa pieces will include an unmarked Santa chamberstick with brown jacket and impressed “Deponiert”; an unmarked Santa wall-match holder with red jacket, also impressed “Deponiert” and with the original leather hanging strap and a Santa lemonade pitcher (blue mark #9) with red jacket and a unique “Deponiert” stamp mark. All of the Santa Clauses are quite rare.

An exceptionally rare four-piece signed Daum Nancy French Cameo salt cellar set with original display case will change hands.

Royal Bayreuth water pitchers will be offered in abundance. They include a figural rabbit pitcher in brown tones; a figural snake pitcher in brown and yellow tones; a rare unmarked figural gray squirrel and an unmarked figural gray mouse pitcher with just minor touch-up work on one ear.

Other noteworthy Royal Bayreuth lots will include a very rare bulbous vase with polar-bear scenic décor (blue mark #9); an equally scarce figural turtle lemonade pitcher (blue mark #9) in an outstanding size and a figural turtle covered box (blue mark #9), the largest Royal Bayreuth turtle box Woody Auction has ever sold.

The Saturday session will be much more diverse, with lots ranging from an American Brilliant Cut Glass covered wassail bowl and ladle with a hobstar and fan motif to an artist-signed and marked KPM porcelain plaque with a beautiful portrait of a chocolatier.

Also featured will be an American Brilliant Cut Glass covered wassail bowl with hobstar and fan motif.

Brides’ baskets will feature an apricot satin diamond-quilted mother-of-pearl melon-ribbed bowl with pink interior, set on an ornate Meriden silverplate cherub stand and showing three cherubs at blacksmith stands.

Daum Nancy French cameo pieces will include a signed art-glass vase having a yellow background with floral cut back design; a four-piece salt cellar set depicting the four seasons with original display case; an individual salt cellar having a lavender and yellow background with branches and an art glass pedestal vase with orange and yellow background with black silhouette and cut-back tree décor.

A preview will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. For those unable to attend the auction in person, Internet bidding will be provided by

For more information or to view the catalogue, visit Woody Auction’s website.


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