The Turner Lifetime Collection of Fine Antique Glass Pieces will be presented on September 24th by Woody…


Signed D’Argental French Cameo Art glass vase, 11 ¾ in. tall, amber ground with a dark cranberry cameo overlay rose branch design.
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DOUGLASS, Kan. – The Lifetime Collection of Karen and Van Turner of Oklahoma – A remarkable compilation that has a strong presentation of French cameo glass but is also well rounded with art glass, Belleek, Peachblow, Royal Doulton, Pickard, Loetz, Royal Bayreuth and more – will be offered online and live at the Woody Auction Hall on Saturday 24 September by Woody Auction.

Most of the pieces in the 472-lot auction are antique, turn-of-the-century and in excellent condition. The Turners sought out only the very best when expanding their collection. Each item will be sold, without reserve, to the highest bidder, beginning promptly at 9:30 am Central Time, in Woody Auction’s modern, 5,000 square foot auction hall located at 130 East 3rd Street in Douglass.

There are several candidates for the top lot of the auction, but three come to mind immediately. The first is a French cameo art glass vase signed by D’Argental, 11 ¾ in. high, amber ground with a dark cranberry cameo overlaid with a rose branch design. D’Argental glass was first introduced in the 1920’s. It was the creation of Paul Nicolas who made it as a cameo line of glasses for the French manufacturer St. Louis.

The second candidate is a signed Richard Cameo Art glass vase by Loetz, 15 3/4 inches tall, a fine quality vase with an orange ground with a lake, an Islamic village, a palm tree and a picturesque decor with mountains. Loetz was the leading Bohemian art glass manufacturer during the Art Nouveau (or “Jugendstil” as it is known in German) period from about 1890 to 1920. The company went out of business after World War II.

Autographed Thomas Webb & Sons English Cameo Art Glass Rose Ball, 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”, cranberry ground with a beautiful overlaid white rose petals and butterflies cameo.
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The third candidate is a signed Daum Nancy French Cameo Art glass vase with a beautiful carved cameo and enameled wintry landscape decor. Glassware marked Daum Nancy is attributed to the brothers Auguste and Antonin Daum, who took over their father Jean Daum’s glass factory in Nancy, France in the 1870s. The Daum factory produced watch glasses and utility glass up until the 1890s.

Many of the expected top lots at the auction are beautiful turn-of-the-century vases like the ones just described, but there are other items as well, such as a signed Thomas Webb & Sons English cameo art glass rose ball, 4 ¾ in. by 6 ¾ inch, cranberry ground with a gorgeous white cameo overlay featuring rose petals and butterflies and appliqué frosted feet. The part is beautifully detailed.

Also in the non-vase category is a table lamp attributed to Pittsburgh with a 24″ by 17″ repainted and frosted textured shade featuring a colorful stream, trees, and scenic decor in fields. The lamp has the original electrified double-flame base in gilded metal, with a possible replacement of the lampholder. The Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass and Glass Company produced wonderful lamps in etched and satin cardinal red crystal glass.

Returning to the vases, there are so many wonderful examples to choose from that it’s hard to narrow down to just a handful of highlights, but the following pieces are sure to get bidders’ paddles bobbing:

  • A signed French cameo vase by Muller Fres Luneville, 19 ¾ in. tall, white and pink ground with dark cameo curve overlay of a beautiful mountain, tree and pine cone design.
  • A signed French cameo art glass vase by Le Gras, of fair size, 23 ¼ in. high, white and amber ground with dark green cameo cutback overlay with a scenic decor of trees and lakes; nice quality.
  • A signed Galle French Cameo Art glass pedestal vase, 16½ in. high, with a beautiful white and burgundy ground with cameo carved green berry and branch decoration; very nice quality.
  • A signed French cameo vase by Christian Meisenthal, 8 ¾ in. high, with beautiful inlaid water lily and floral decoration; a genuine French Christian Meisenthal vase from the turn of the century.
  • A signed French cameo art glass oval vase by De Vez, 8 inches high and 4 inches wide, with a blue and lavender cameo cut base design of a woman walking along a lake; excellent attention to detail.

Signed Daum Nancy French Cameo Art glass vase featuring a beautiful carved cameo and enamelled wintery decor.
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Collectors beware: Woody Auction has attempted to report any defects that may affect an item’s value, but the final decision remains with the buyer. Usual nicks and scratches were not mentioned.

Register and bid online now at Bidders are requested to register at least 48 hours in advance. There are no reservations and no buyer’s premium for bidders who are present in person and pay by cash or check. Online bidders will be charged a 20 percent premium (or pay cash or check for a 15 percent premium).

Absentee bids are accepted with a written declaration stating the lot number and the bid amount. The deadline for submitting bids in writing is Thursday, September 22, 12 noon. A buyer’s premium of 15 percent of the sales price (or 10 percent for cash or check payments) will be charged for all absent bids. Missed bids may be sent by fax: 316-746-2145; or email: [email protected]

Telephone bids are available for lots with a low estimate of $750 or more (see for low estimates). Submit your telephone bid list to [email protected] by 12 noon on Wednesday, September 21st, please include your name, full address, a primary phone number and a backup/secondary phone number. You will receive a call to confirm receipt of your telephone bids.

For lodging, there are three hotels in the area that are convenient to the venue: The Comfort Inn, in Augusta, Kansas (316-260-3006) (mention Woody Auction for $79 single for a queen or king Room); the Holiday Inn Express in Andover, Kansas (316-733-8833); and the Hampton Inn in Derby, Kansas (316-425-7900). All are within a 15-20 minute drive of Woody Auction.

Woody Auction always accepts quality supplies for future sales. To consign a single item, estate, or entire collection, please call (316) 747-2694; or you can email them at [email protected] To learn more about Woody Auction and the antiques auction scheduled for Saturday, September 24 at 9:30 am Central, please visit Updates are posted often.

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