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Tiffany Studios table lamp with telescoping base and a 32in Nasturtium shade having numerous yellow and orange blossoms with green slag foliage background, $71,500

Tiffany Nasturtium lamp bloomed at Woody’s auction of single-owner collection

 

Tiffany Studios table lamp with telescoping base and a 32in Nasturtium shade having numerous yellow and orange blossoms with green slag foliage background, $71,500

Tiffany Studios table lamp with telescoping base and a 32in Nasturtium shade having numerous yellow and orange blossoms with green slag foliage background, $71,500

DOUGLASS, Kan. – A Tiffany Studios table lamp with a leaded glass Nasturtium shade sold for $71,500, and three lots of furniture from the renowned 19th-century American cabinetmaker R. J. Horner brought a combined $43,000 in the sale of Part 2 of the Ron Blessing collection by Woody Auction, online and live in the Douglass auction hall.

The Ron Blessing collection was an incredible gathering of Victorian antiques, French cameo art glass, period American furniture and other items, acquired during the course of a lifetime. The sale of Part 2 occurred on March 18; Part 1 was held in October 2022 and was a huge success. The top lots were a pair of early 20th-century signed Galle French cameo art glass pieces – one a lamp, the other a vase – that sold for a combined $133,750.

Detail of lit Nasturtium shade from the Tiffany Studios table lamp with telescoping base, $71,500
Detail of lit Nasturtium shade from the Tiffany Studios table lamp with telescoping base, $71,500

The original Tiffany Studios table lamp with a 32 by 22in leaded glass Nasturtium shade had a telescoping base that extended the lamp to a total height of 44in. The signed shade had numerous yellow and orange blossoms with a green slag foliage background and an amethyst and white ribbon border. The bronze base was also signed.

R. J. Horner china cabinet in the Atlas pattern, $22,000
R. J. Horner china cabinet in the Atlas pattern, $22,000

The R. J. Horner pieces were sold in consecutive lots and included a china cabinet in the Atlas pattern, made from quarter sawn oak with elaborate scroll work, three glass shelves and design features that included Neptune, women, Pegasus and lion heads, which earned $22,000; a buffet in the same pattern, 88in tall by 69in wide, also made from quarter sawn oak, boasting flawless carving, three drawers with lion heads and design features that included full figure griffins, which realized $12,000; and a table and 12 chairs, also in the Atlas pattern and made from quarter sawn oak, which brought $9,000.

Daum Nancy cameo art glass vase with orange ground and enamel penguin scenic decor, $17,000

Daum Nancy cameo art glass vase with orange ground and enamel penguin scenic decor, $17,000

Vases were plentiful and were led by an extremely rare French cameo art glass vase marked Daum Nancy, 9 ¾in tall, with orange ground and a fantastic cameo cut and enamel penguin scenic decor, which went for $17,000; and a French cameo art glass vase signed Daum Nancy, 8 ¼in tall, having a pink and green ground with a spring blossom decor, which realized $14,850.

Signed Galle blown mold French cameo art glass vase in the Plum pattern, $9,500
Signed Galle blown mold French cameo art glass vase in the Plum pattern, $9,500

A signed Galle blown mold French cameo art glass vase in the Plum pattern, 13 ¼in tall, with a two-color green and yellow cameo carved overlay, finished at $9,500; while a Daum Nancy signed French cameo art glass vase, 10 ¼in tall, having a mottled purple, white, red and yellow ground with a cameo carved vintage overlay and two applied snails, hit $9,000.

Brilliant Period Cut Glass amethyst cut to clear water pitcher attributed to Stevens and Williams, $9,200
Brilliant Period Cut Glass amethyst cut to clear water pitcher attributed to Stevens and Williams, $9,200

A Brilliant Period Cut Glass amethyst cut to clear water pitcher attributed to Stevens and Williams, 11 ¼in tall, with an engraved floral and scroll design and a sterling silver collar-spout with an embossed poppy design, marked Dominick & Haff and with the J.E. Caldwell & Co. jewelers mark, changed hands for $9,200. The sterling was engraved with a monogram and the phrase “1819 Feb. 17th, 1899.”

Victorian brides’ basket featuring a blue cased art glass bowl with silver mica highlights, $9,000
Victorian brides’ basket featuring a blue cased art glass bowl with silver mica highlights, $9,000

A Victorian brides’ basket featuring a blue cased art glass bowl with silver mica highlights and a colorful enamel scattered floral decor, earned $9,000. It measured 11 ¼ by 19 ½in and was set on a Rogers Bro. #186 silverplate frame featuring three cherubs pulling and pushing a cart.

Daum Nancy cameo art glass vase having pink and green ground with a spring blossom decor, $14,850
Daum Nancy cameo art glass vase having pink and green ground with a spring blossom decor, $14,850

Ron Blessing was a longtime resident of Kearney, Nebraska, and began collecting quality Victorian antiques many years ago. Early on, he developed a love of silverplate items, especially pickle castors and brides baskets. His dream was to turn his Kearney warehouse into a full display showroom of the finest antiques available and to host large dinner parties surrounded by the Victorian atmosphere.

Daum Nancy signed French cameo art glass vase with cameo carved vintage overlay and two applied snails, $9,000
Daum Nancy signed French cameo art glass vase with cameo carved vintage overlay and two applied snails, $9,000

As with many collectors, Blessing’s tastes evolved, and French cameo art glass became another passion. Consequently, he managed to acquire some of the most sought-after pieces in the country. His antiques needed to be properly displayed, so Blessing commenced collecting furniture by makers such as R.J. Horner, A.J. Johnson, Meeks, Belter, Pottier & Stymus, Karpen, Phillip Kopp and Oriel.

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Tiffany Nasturtium