Galle glass wins applause at Woody’s sale of Ron Blessing collection

Signed circa-1920 Galle French cameo art glass lamp, $93,500

Signed circa-1920 Galle French cameo art glass lamp, $93,500

DOUGLASS, Kan. – A pair of early 20th-century signed Galle French cameo art glass pieces, one a lamp and the other a vase, sold for a combined $133,750 in the Part 1 auction of the Ron Blessing estate collection, held live and online October 29 by Woody Auction.

The 30in-tall Galle table lamp, the auction’s top lot, was produced around 1920 and featured a yellow ground with blue-amethyst cameo-carved Japanese chrysanthemum overlay and butterfly highlights. The crowd of about 80 people burst into applause when the final gavel came down at $93,500.

Signed Galle French cameo art glass vase, $40,250

Signed Galle French cameo art glass vase, $40,250

The circa-1910 Galle cameo art glass vase boasted a lovely ice blue ground with white cameo carved overlay featuring 16 seagulls in flight over ocean waves. The vase had been advertised as a “must-see,” with “the finest detail available.” Bidders evidently agreed, as the piece found a new home for $40,250.

Signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass pillow vase, $21,850

Signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass pillow vase, $21,850

Third place among the top lots went to a signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass pillow vase that had a pink and green mottled ground with an excellent cameo-carved relief of a wild floral scene featuring dandelions, clover and daisy decor. The original Paris jeweler’s label was still on the base of the vase, which finished at $21,850.

Museum-quality two-piece urn signed Moser, $17,000

Museum-quality two-piece urn signed Moser, $17,000

A museum-quality two-piece yellow opaque art glass urn, signed Moser and featuring an extensive and colorful enamel leaf decor and applied acorn highlights, earned $17,000. The upper section showed a highly detailed enameled scene of two children lighting a black powder pistol while a tavern owner looked on. “This was one of the finest pieces of Moser art glass we’ve ever sold,” said operating manager and auctioneer Jason Woody.

Signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass boudoir lamp, $19,200

Signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass boudoir lamp, $19,200

A signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass boudoir lamp from the turn of the previous century changed hands for $19,200. The lamp featured a white mottled ground with acid cut cameo relief of a Dutch winter scene decor and fine enamel highlights.

Dining set by R. J. Horner in the Oak Busted Lady pattern, $18,700

Dining set by R. J. Horner in the Oak Busted Lady pattern, $18,700

A 12-piece dining set by R. J. Horner in the Oak Busted Lady pattern was “the most complete Horner dining set it’s been our privilege to sell,” Woody said. The set featured a china cabinet with four glass shelves, a buffet with a beveled mirror, a sideboard, a table with three leaves, two armchairs and six side chairs, all with claw and ball feet. The impressive set achieved $18,700.

Two-piece American walnut bedroom set in the Renaissance Tassel pattern, $14,000

Two-piece American walnut bedroom set in the Renaissance Tassel pattern, $14,000

A two-piece American walnut bedroom set in the Renaissance Tassel pattern, featuring a full-size bed plus a tall dresser, brought $14,000; while an American mahogany and marble-top parlor table with carved cherub and female busts and a wonderful center figure of a cherub playing the mandolin, garnered $15,600.

American mahogany and marble-top parlor table, $15,600

American mahogany and marble-top parlor table, $15,600

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