DOUGLASS, Kan. – The lifetime single-owner collection of David and Marlene Howard of Ohio – hundreds of quality antiques gathered during many decades of dedicated searching – will be offered on Saturday, March 19, at 9:30 am Central time at Woody Auction. In all, more than 450 lots will be sold. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
“This collection is well above average because of the care and diligence the Howards spent finding only the best items,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “What makes it special is its sheer breadth, and this auction barely covers half of it. The other portion, with a spotlight on children’s dishes, will be featured in the coming months. That will be an online-only auction, planned for later in the year.”
Woody said David and Marlene Howard were frequent attendees at Woody Auction events through the years. “They made the decision to downsize and sell their collection the way they had purchased many of the items – at public auction without reserve,” he said. “Their quiet and unassuming demeanor could sometimes catch other buyers off guard when it came to pieces they truly wanted.”
Two lots could easily top the $10,000 mark. One is a bowl marked R.S. Prussia featuring a portrait decor and a lavender and white satin finish – the only known example of a Spring Season bowl in the Carnation mold. It is estimated at $7,000-$10,000. The other is a Regina upright music box, serial #3500107, fully functioning, with good sound. The music box, which is estimated at $6,000-$12,000, has a mahogany case, curved glass, the original Regina label and a dial selector.
Highly desirable vases include a signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass vase boasting a yellow, white, orange and amethyst mottled ground, fabulous cameo carved chestnuts and enamel highlights. It is estimated at $2,500-$5,000.
Equally stunning is an American Brilliant Cut Glass (ABCG) vase in the Othello pattern by Clark, exceptionally well cut, with a thick blank and huge hobstar base. Its estimate is $1,500-$3,000. Another striking piece is a plated amberina art glass trumpet vase by New England, estimated at $1,000-$2,500.
A chocolate pot marked R.S. Prussia (Iris Mold, Spring) with a keyhole spring season portrait decor and iridescent Tiffany ground with heavy gold highlights carries an estimate of $2,000-$4,000. Also offered is an R.S. Prussia chocolate set with ribbon and jewel mold, a dice throwers scenic decor, and gold and opal jewel highlights. The set includes a pot and four matching cups and saucers and is estimated at $1,250-$2,500.
An electrified table lamp by Pairpoint with a Venice shade that has a large pink rose decor is estimated at $1,500-$2,500. Also up for bid will be an American Brilliant Cut Glass cranberry cut to clear tankard in the Prism and Fluke pattern, with a clear applied ribbed handle, ray cut base and sterling collar marked “J.F. Fradley.” Its estimate is $1,500-$3,000.
Rounding out the expected top lots is a 51-piece sterling flatware set in the Kirk Rose pattern by Kirk & Sons, estimated at $1,250-$2,000.
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