DOUGLASS, Kan. – A blown mold French cameo glass vase signed by Galle and a Fenton mosaic art glass pedestal vase each sold for $6,600 to share top lot honors at the auction of the private collection of Dr. Peter and Grace Jochimsen, held October 23 by Woody Auction. The Jochimsen collection boasted some of the best Wave Crest and French cameo pieces available, plus other distinctive items. More than 500 lots came up for bid.
The Galle vase was of the highest quality and featured white, yellow and green tones, with a green cameo carved vine and blossom decor. The Fenton pedestal vase was made from mosaic art glass and featured beautiful colors. Made circa 1925, the vase featured most of the original Fenton label.
A second signed Galle vase – a lovely example of French cameo art glass, with blown mold cherry branch decor on a yellow and white ground with finely cameo carved cranberry overlay – finished at $4,750. Also, an unmarked Royal Flemish by Mt. Washington vase with griffin and dragon enamel decor realized $3,000.
An unmarked Wave Crest art glass plaque, showing a scene of a young woman in a pink dress, housed in its original gilt metal frame with the original backing, reached $4,888.
A signed square-form Webb English cameo art glass cologne bottle, graced with a yellow ground with cranberry and white cameo carved floral vine decor and a glass stopper, brought $3,850, while a French cameo art glass perfume signed Daum Nancy and featuring a yellow and orange ground with cameo carved poppy and cornflower decor rose to $3,738.
Collectors of Tiffany were treated to a footed bowl signed “L.C. Tiffany-Favrile #596T” and characterized by a clear crystal ribbed optic with green opaque leaf and pink blossom decor, which sold for $2,750, and also a Tiffany Studios flower form art glass vase with an elegant bronze base and stem holding an art glass “bloom.” It achieved $2,500.
A pink agata art glass pitcher by New England with exceptional mottling and a ribbed decorated applied handle changed hands for $3,000. Also, an A. Walter Nancy pate-de-verre French art glass bowl featuring panels of pinecones and beetles realized $2,875.
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