Auction action in Douglass, Kan.
DOUGLASS, CAN. – A Spring Season bowl inscribed RS Prussia in the carnation shape rose to $24,000 and a Regina upright jukebox, fully functional and sounding good, fetched $15,400 at the March individual owner lifetime auction- Collection of David and Marlene Howard of Ohio a 19 from Woody Auction, online and live at Woody Auction’s auction hall.
What made the RS Prussia bowl so desirable to bidders was the fact that it is the only known example of a Spring Season bowl in the Carnation mold. The 10 inch diameter bowl featured portraiture decor and a lavender and white satin finish. The Regina upright music box, serial number 3500107, came with 22 15″ discs, a mahogany case, curved glass, original Regina tag, double comb and dial.
“Having the opportunity to sell the collection of David and Marlene Howard, who have been regulars at Woody Auction events since I was a child, was really exciting,” said Woody Auction’s Jason Woody. “Any time you’re able to sell the only known example of an item, you’re part of history – and a very small club – and that’s very special. The Howards spent a lot of time finding only the best items.”
Woody added: “This auction barely covered half the collection. The other part, with a focus on children’s menus, will be presented in the coming months. This will be an online-only auction scheduled for later in the year.” Woody said the Howards have been frequent attendees at Woody auction events over the years. They recently made the difficult decision to downsize and sell their collection.
Around 50 people personally attended the auction (30 were registered bidders); 903 others participated online. They submitted a total of 2,105 bids. All items were offered without reservation and there was no premium as long as a present bidder paid in cash or by check.
A table lamp from Pairpoint, 20 inches tall, with a Venice shade with yellow and white fields and a large pink rose decoration, electrified, with a signed shade and marked base, went for $7,700. Also, an autographed Daum Nancy French Cameo Art glass vase, 15½ inches tall, with a yellow, white, orange, and amethyst mottled ground, cameos with carved chestnuts, and enamel highlights, cost $3,450.
A rare New England plated amberina art glass trumpet vase, 9 inches high, changed hands for $2,475; an American brilliant cut Othello pattern glass vase by Clark, 20 inches tall and weighing more than 17 pounds, with a thick blank and a huge Hobstar base, fetched $1,800; and an oval signed Daum Nancy French Cameo Art glass vase with winter scene decor fetched $3,300.
A cake plate inscribed RS Prussia in the shape of an iris with fall season portrait decor and an iridescent heavy gold Tiffany border, 9½ inches in diameter, fetched $3,000. Also, a French cameo art glass vase labeled Daum Nancy, measuring 14 inches tall with a white, orange, amethyst, and yellow speckled ground and cameo-carved goji berry decor and enamel highlights, fetched $3,300.
A rosebud-shaped RS Prussia chocolate pot, 11 inches tall, with keyhole winter scene portrait decor, iridescent Tiffany background and extensive gold stencil highlights, fetched $3,025; while a brilliant cut American glass bowl, 4 x 9 ¼ inches, with a Hobstar, strawberry diamond and facet cut lapidary stones surrounding the bowl fetched $2,875.
A carnation-shaped winter season RS Prussia bowl, 11″ in diameter, with portrait decor in a white and lavender satin finish, sold for $2,500. Also, a berry set inscribed RS Prussia (a 10-inch master bowl with six matching berry bowls) with a ribbon and jewel shape and melon eater decor and a green gloss finish with heavy gold and jewel accents reached $2,000.
A RS Prussia inscribed chocolate set in a cream satin finish decorated with soft pink roses, consisting of a 10-inch chocolate pot with six matching cups and saucers realized $1,700; while a seven-piece children’s tea set from RS Prussia in the rare Snowbird decor and fleur-de-lis shape in tones of blue, cream and white – consisting of a teapot with matching milk jug, sugar and cups and saucers – fetched $1,980.
Completing a handful of the day’s many highlights is a glass bowl of French cameo art signed by Daum Nancy, which has an orange, white and yellow speckled base with cameo carved winter scenes and high quality enamel highlights. The bowl, measuring 2½ x 4¾ inches, found a new home for $2,280.
Woody Auction has several auctions for April and May: Antiques and Furniture, Saturday April 23, online and in the gallery; Antiques, Saturday May 14, online and in the gallery; and American and Brilliant Cut Glass Auction, Saturday May 28, online and in the gallery. For more information, call 316-747-2694 or www.woodyauction.com.
Clark’s American Brilliant Cut Othello Pattern Glass Vase, 20 inches tall and weighing over 17 pounds, with a thick blank and a huge Hobstar base, fetched $1,800.
Chocolate pot inscribed RS Prussia in the rosebud shape, 11¾ inches tall with a keyhole winter scene portrait decor, iridescent Tiffany background and extensive gold stencil highlights, left the gallery for $3,025.
Regina upright music box, serial number 3500107, fully working, 22 discs of 15 inches, a mahogany case, curved glass, the original Regina label, double comb and a selector switch, fetched $15,400.
A rare New England plated amberina art glass trumpet vase measuring 9 inches tall cost $2,475.
Cake plate reading “RS Prussia” in an iris shape with fall season portrait decor and an iridescent heavy gold Tiffany border, 9½ inches in diameter, fetched $3,000.
Bowl marked RS Prussia, 10½ inches in diameter with portraiture decor and a lavender and white satin finish – the only known example of a Spring Season bowl in the Carnation mold – sold for $24,000.
Autographed Daum Nancy French Cameo Art glass vase, 15½ inches tall, with a yellow, white, orange and amethyst mottled base, cameo carved chestnuts and enamel highlights, fetched $3,450.
Available for $7,700 was this Pairpoint table lamp, 20½ inches tall, with a Venice shade with yellow and white panels with a large pink rose decoration, electrified, with a Pairpoint signed shade and Pairpoint marked base.