DOUGLASS, Kan. – A large auction packed with 400 lots of antiques and collectibles in a variety of categories will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, by Woody Auction, starting at 9:30 a.m. Central time / 10:30 Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The sale will feature quality items – art glass, antique clocks, Newcomb Pottery pieces, Chinese enamel and beautiful vintage lamps and more – hand-selected from several small collections around the country.
“Everything will be sold to the highest bidder, without reserve,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction.
Two lots in particular are expected to generate great interest. One is a pair of highly detailed French enamel on copper round portrait plaques, 14 inches in diameter, each depicting a Renaissance man and woman. The plaques, being offered as a single lot, are of the highest quality and condition. Each is mounted in a ebony frame, 25 inches square, with red velvet borders.
The other is a rare, hand-painted Old Paris porcelain mechanical ferner with bird and floral décor and gold trim highlights, 19 ½ inches tall. The item features a vintage flower arrangement atop the ferner and a mechanical bird on a perch, which is operated by a key-wound animatronic mechanism in full working condition. The overall presentation is that of the highest quality hand-painted porcelain.
Three other lots will also be in the running for top honors. The first is a beautiful, top-quality signed Daum Nancy French cameo table lamp, 17 ½ inches tall with a 19 ½ inch diameter shade showing a three-color cameo carved scene: a frosted white, green and dark red background with a lake and trees.
The second is an outstanding quality Pairpoint Puffy table lamp having a Venice pattern puffy shade, which, when lit, gives a needlepoint effect. The 21 ½-inch-tall lamp has a two-light, six-sided brass based with embossed floral design. The top center blossom features a pansy blossom with cobalt blue scrolls.
The third is an 18th- or 19th-century French Sevres three-piece ormolu clock set (top). The clock case boasts 12 individual porcelain plaques, featuring a king, a queen and their court, with armor highlights. The finial shows reclining women. The lot sells with two matching urns with knights and armor décor.
Vases will include a Newcomb College art pottery vase, 5 ¼ inches tall, with low relief carved purple coneflower design and multicolor matte glaze. The artist is Sadie Irvine, best known of the Newcomb pottery decorators. Also selling will be a white satin mother of pearl art glass vase with vertical pinstripe design and an engraved gold garland and medallion décor, attributed to Stevens & Williams.
A nice selection of vintage World War I propaganda posters will also be offered, including one titled Have You Answered the Red Cross Christmas Roll Call? (the American Red Cross, 1918).
For details contact Woody Auction at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-747-2694.