Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Wolcottville, IN, United States
DoneSat, Oct 29, 2005 1:00 PM GMT
2 Day Marilyn G. Karmason Majolica Collection
Marilyn Karmason was the author of the most respected book on the subject, "MAJOLICA, A COMPLETE HISTORY AND ILLUSTRATED SURVEY” by Marilyn G. Karmason with Joan B. Stacke. Ms. Karmason was an avid collector and thoroughly enjoyed the art of collecting majolica. She gave many lectures and presentations on majolica across the United States. Many of the pieces in her collection are the ones featured in her book. This is a rare opportunity to purchase items from the Karmason Collection. The offering will include items for every collector from begonia dishes to the finest Minton teapot collection. The collection consists of some 600+/- lots of Majolica from all spectrums including Etruscan begonia dishes, figural humidors and match strikers to the finest of Minton teapots and conservatory pieces. The Minton teapot collection includes the very rare vulture and snake estimated at $30,000 to $50,000 and the Minton flatiron teapot estimated at $30,000 to $40,000. Other rare Minton pieces include a castle figural wine cooler with figures and animals, only 4 of these have been known to exist one of which is in the Victoria Albert Museum in England and it is estimated at $30,000 to $50,000. George Jones pieces are abundant in the collection including the quail game dish on the cover of Ms. Karmason's book with all the chicks, estimated at $25,000 to $35,000; the calla lily and cow cheese keeper is estimated at $12,000 to $15,000 as is the leaf and floral cheese keeper with snake handle. Many of the pieces being offered are the actual pieces used for the photographs in her book. These pieces will be accompanied with a "Certificate of Provenance" indicating that they are featured in Ms. Karmason's book. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to view The Exclusive Karmason Collection...