DOUGLASS, Kan. – The lifetime collection of Karen and Van Turner of Oklahoma – a remarkable assemblage that features a strong showing of French cameo glass but is also well-rounded with art glass, Belleek, Peachblow, Royal Doulton, Pickard, Loetz and Royal Bayreuth – will come up for bid on Saturday, September 24 at Woody Auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
There are multiple candidates for top lot of the auction, but three stand out. The first is a signed D’Argental French cameo art glass vase with an amber ground and a dark cranberry cameo carved overlay of a rose branch design, estimated at $2,500-$4,000. D’Argental glass was first introduced in the 1920s; it was the creation of Paul Nicolas, who produced it as the cameo glass line for St. Louis, the French maker.
The second candidate is a signed Richard cameo art glass vase by Loetz, boasting an orange ground with a lake, Islamic village, palm tree and mountain scenic decor, estimated at $2,500-$4,500. Loetz was the premier Bohemian art glass manufacturer during the Art Nouveau period (or Jugendstil, as it is called in German) from around 1890 to 1920. The company went out of business after World War II.
The third candidate is a signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass vase with a beautiful carved cameo and enameled winter scene decor, estimated at $2,000-$4,000. Glassware marked Daum Nancy is credited to Auguste and Antonin Daum, brothers who assumed control of the glass factory owned by their father, Jean Daum, in Nancy, France in the 1870s.
The sale does not lack for spectacular vases. Other highlights include:
A signed Muller Fres Luneville French cameo vase with a white and pink ground and a dark cameo curved overlay of a beautiful mountain, tree and pinecone design, estimated at $1,500-$3,000.
A signed Le Gras French cameo art glass vase featuring a white and amber ground with a dark green cameo cutback overlay and a tree and lake scenic decor, estimated at $1,500-$3,000.
A signed Galle French cameo art glass pedestal vase, estimated at $1,000-$2,000 and having a beautiful white and burgundy ground with a cameo carved green berry and branch decor.
A signed Christian Meisenthal French cameo vase with a wonderful marquetry waterlily and blossom decor; a genuine turn-of-the-century Christian Meisenthal French vase, which carries an estimate of $1,000-$1,750.
And a signed De Vez French cameo art glass oval vase, estimated at $1,000-$1,500, with a blue and lavender cameo cut base design of a woman walking alongside a lake.
Other head-turners in the sale lineup that do not take the form of a vase include a signed Thomas Webb & Sons English cameo art glass rose globe, estimated at $750-$1,500. It is graced with a cranberry ground and a beautiful white cameo carved overlay featuring rose blossoms and butterflies and applied frosted feet. The piece is nicely detailed.
Also in the non-vase category is a table lamp attributed to Pittsburgh with a 24 by 17in reverse painted and frosted texture shade with a colorful creek, trees and field scenic decor. The lamp has its original gilt metal electrified two-light base, with a possible light socket replacement. The Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass and Glass Company produced marvelous crystal etched and cardinal red satin glass lamps.
Collectors take note: Woody Auction has attempted to call any flaws that can affect the value of an item, but final determination is left to the buyer. Common nicks and scratches have not been called.
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