MAIZE, Kansas – The majolica collection of Martin Kasischke of Iowa, objects from the estate of Joe and Esther Stevens of Wichita, Kansas, and four smaller collections will all be auctioned off on Saturday, August 27, at a sale of art glass and other collectibles at the Maize Recreation Center, located at 1001 North Grady Avenue in Maize, a town north and west of Wichita, just off State Road 96.
“The widely diverse offerings of this sale really make it one of the must-see auction events of 2016, especially for lovers of art glass pieces,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction, the company. based in Douglass, Kansas, who is running the auction. . Nippon, Daum Nancy and Galle coins will be offered, as well as furniture, promotional items, slot machines, guns and more. The start time is 9:30 am Central Time.
A preview will take place on Friday, August 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with all lots for inspection. The complete catalog – all 440 lots – can be viewed in color now, at www.woodyauction.com. For those who cannot attend in person, internet auctions will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com. Those wishing to bid online are invited to register one or two days in advance. Calls for tenders by telephone and by correspondence will also be taken into account.
Majolica is the highly sought after and highly collectable type of stoneware first developed by Minton in the mid-19th century. It is characterized by rich enameling and high relief decoration. The auction will be full of majolica, such as the beautiful 32 inch figurative ewer by B. Bloch & Co. (Germany), with a mermaid and dolphin surrounding the body of the vase, with an embossed cherub and floral reflections.
Other majolica will include an elaborate 40-inch tall green and brown planter and pedestal with three-dimensional floral decor and blue interior, in surprisingly fine condition; and a very rare Roseville Art Nouveau umbrella stand, brown, with an embossed woman and a floral flower decoration and a green interior. The piece, 26 ¾ inches tall, comes with the original Roseville tag.
Even more majolica will include a sample vendor planter perched on an exceptional pedestal, 16 ½ inches high and featuring the first Dressler branding and a black and brown swirl pattern; a 30 inch tall umbrella stand with gorgeous colors and a tall Tom Turkey strutting in front of large flowering plants; and a planter and a pedestal with a marbled brown and green pattern and a lion’s head and claw feet.
Galle fans will be wowed by the rare signed 2 ½ inch by 3 inch French Cameo Art Glass Vase in caramel color and marbled glass, featuring an embossed carved and applied floral flower and an original Galle paper label ; and a 9 ¼ inch high Galle French art pottery vase in the shape of a kidney in brown, white and blue tones, a large flower decor with a large insect appliqué and a base marked in “E. Galle Nancy.
Regarding fine art, the auction will be a 19th century French figurative sculpture of a young Indian girl on a canoe preparing for the hunt, perched on an 11½ inch tall ebony base created circa 1880s and signed by the artist “Vuchoiselle”; and an original oil painting by Hermann Herzog (Germ./Am., 1832-1932), showing a woman in a field milking a cow while other cattle graze nearby, artist signed and in a framework.
Daum Nancy collectors will be able to bid on a signed French cameo pedestal vase 11 ¾ inches high, featuring a frosted background with speckled red and green highlights, a carved green overlay with a decor of poppies and flowers. a hammered effect on the surface of the body; as well as a signed French cameo square bowl, yellow with a mottled background, and a carved branch and flower cameo and enamel decoration.
Also will be sold a French cameo art glass vase Daum Nancy with a pretty pastel pink and green color and a very detailed carved dandelion decor with a French inscription: “Comme la Plume al Vent” (“Comme la plume au vent” ); and a piece of French glass paste art glass signed A. Walter Nancy with an intricately carved lizard wrapped around the base of a yellow vase body, 8 ¾ inches high.
An 86-inch tall Hershede “Grand Prize” grandfather clock with three weights and nine chimes, housed in a beautiful case, completes some of the many top earnings expected; and an unmarked 7 inch tall Wave Crest hinged dresser with an iridescent bronze bottom with golden highlights, branch and flower decor, tapestry on the lid and original lining.
Bids from absent must be submitted with a written statement indicating the amount of the bid. All offers must be received no later than Thursday 25 August. Offers can be faxed to (316) 746-2145, or emailed to [email protected]. In terms of accommodation, the Holiday Inn Express is located directly opposite the auction building. Reservations can be made in advance by calling (316) 260-4070.
Woody Auction always accepts quality shipments for future sales. To register an object, estate or collection, you can call them at (316) 747-2694; or you can email them to [email protected] To learn more about Woody Auction and the August 27 auction, you can visit www.woodyauction.com.
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