(ST. CHARLES, Mo.) – More than 650 lots in a wide range of collecting categories – art glass, French cameo, Royal Bayreuth and quality antiques – will come up for bid on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, at the St. Charles Convention Center. The sale will be conducted by Woody Auction, based in Douglass, Kan. The firm often uses this venue for its bigger, better auctions.
“This will be a great two-day auction that begins on Friday evening at 5 p.m. (CST) with thefinest Royal Bayreuth collection we’ve ever offered,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “That will be followed on Saturday, at 9:30 in the morning, with an art glass auction featuring 24 Daum Nancy French cameo salt dips and fabulous collections of Royal Worcester and marbles.”
Over 240 lots of Royal Bayreuth pieces will be offered on Friday evening. These will include a staggering 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, pieces from Tiffany Studios and more.
Friday night’s Royal Bayreuth session is expected to be heavily attended. The figural Santa pieces will include a 7 ½ inch unmarked Santa chamberstick, brown jacket, impressed “Deponiert”; a 5 ½ inch unmarked Santa wall match holder, red jacket, impressed “Deponiert” and with the original leather hanging strap; and a 7 ¼ inch Santa lemonade pitcher (blue mark #9), red jacket, with a unique “Deponiert” stamp mark. All of the Santa Clauses are quite rare.
Royal Bayreuth water pitchers will be offered in abundance. They include a figural rabbit pitcher in brown tones, 7 ½ inches tall, with impressed “Registered” mark; an extra nice 6 ¼ inch figural snake pitcher in brown and yellow tones; a rare 8 inch unmarked figural gray squirrel; and an unmarked 7 ½ inch figural gray mouse pitcher with just minor touch-up work on one ear.
Royal Bayreuth demitasse sets and creamers will feature a figural “devil” demitasse cup and saucer set (blue mark #9), hard to find with the saucer included; a very colorful 4 ¾ inch by 6 ½ inch unmarked figural Chinese pheasant creamer; a 3 inch figural leopard creamer (blue mark #15); and a nice 5 inch figural kangaroo creamer (blue mark #15) in gray and brown tones.
Other noteworthy Royal Bayreuth lots will include a very rare 8 ½ inch bulbous vase with polar bear scenic décor (blue mark #9); an equally scarce 4 ½ inch by 8 ½ inch figural turtle lemonade pitcher (blue mark #9) in an outstanding size; and a 3 inch by 8 inch 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 and 800 mark silver finial to a 66 inch 19th century Italian marble sculpture of a young maiden on a pedestal to an artist signed and marked KPM porcelain plaque with a beautiful portrait of the “Chocolatier.”
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; and a Victorian pair of yellow cased melon ribbed herringbone pattern bowls with enamel floral décor and pink interiors on a Pairpoint frame.
Daum Nancy French cameo pieces will include a 16 inch 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/yellow background with branches, leaf and berry décor; another salt cellar, this one with tortoise shell background colors and green pin needle and yellow berry décor; a 12 ¾ inch art glass pedestal vase with orange and yellow background with black silhouette cut back tree décor; and a pretty 4 ¾ inch five-color art glass square vase with a cherry blossom scenic décor and beautiful color.
Fans of Royal Worcester will not be disappointed. Two star lots include a 6 ½ inch Royal Worcester bulbous jar (mold #1312) in cream tones, with wisteria décor, reticulated lid and gold trim highlights; and a 13 ½ inch Royal Worcester two handled vase (mold #784), also in cream tones with owl, crow and branch décor with gold trim. Both of these pieces are considerably rare.
Pickle castors are a hit with collectors. Examples in this sale include a 10 ¼ inch pickle castor with Rubina art glass insert having a coralene floral décor, set on a basket-shaped Meriden silverplate frame; an 8 ½ inch pickle castor with Bluerina art glass insert, set on a Middletown silverplate frame, with an enamel cherry branch décor; and a nice 10 inch pickle castor having a blue art glass egg-shaped insert with enamel floral décor, set on a lovely Tufts silverplate frame.
Also to be sold Saturday will be a 10 inch marked beehive demitasse pot having a cream-colored background with pink and gold trim and double-sided scenes of a nymph with butterfly wings; a 12-place setting of Towle Old Master pattern sterling silver flatware, 75 pieces totaling over 100 troy ounces, all in the original wooden case; and a 7 ½ inch signed Galle four-color French cameo art glass vase in pink, white, green and lavender tones with floral cut back design.
Absentee bids will be accepted for this sale. All absentee bids should be submitted with a written statement indicating the amount of the bid. These must be received no later than noon Thurs., Nov. 7. Bids may be fax’d to (316) 746-2145), or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Charles Convention Center is located at One Convention Center Plaza in St. Charles, Mo., just off exit 229 of Interstate 70. For event lodging, the Embassy Suites Hotel is connected directly to the Convention Center. For reservations, call 636-946-5544. The Fairfield Inn is also located across the street from the Center. For reservations, please call 636-946-1000.
A preview will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 4-6 p.m. For those unable to attend the auction in person, Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com. Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or a collection you may call them at (316) 747-2694. Or, you can send an e-mail to email@example.com.
To learn more about Woody Auction, log on to www.woodyauction.com. Online bidding for the Nov. 8-9 auction is available at www.liveauctioneers.com/browse/seller/woodyauction.