Treadway leads off June 6-7 auction with Rookwood pottery

Painted by Carl Schmidt in 1906, this Rookwood Iris glaze vase carries a $12,000-$15,000 estimate. Image courtesy Treadway Gallery.

Painted by Carl Schmidt in 1906, this Rookwood Iris glaze vase carries a $12,000-$15,000 estimate. Image courtesy Treadway Gallery.

CINCINNATI – Rookwood pottery will be the top attraction at Treadway Gallery’s annual Decorative Arts auction June 6-7. The more than 1,400 lots will also include paintings, furniture and additional art pottery. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The sale will be conducted across the Ohio River at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, One W. Rivercenter Blvd. in Covington, Ky. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.     

Saturday’s sessions begins with more than 250 lots of Rookwood, followed by a large selection of ceramic wares including Roseville, Weller and Grueby, Meissen, Goldscheider and Royal Worcester.

Early pieces of Rookwood include a 10-inch vase in Standard glaze bearing a finely painted portrait of an American Indian by Olga Reed. Dated 1899, the vase has an $8,000-$11,000 estimate.

Two vases by one of Roodwood’s best artists, Carl Schmidt, stand out. His 1906 Iris glaze vase with finely painted dragonflies is 9 1/4 inches high. This important piece is estimated at $12,000-$15,000. Also in Iris glaze and estimated at $8,000-$15,000 is his swollen form vase that pictures finely detailed peacock feathers. This important vase done in 1910 is 10 inches high and 5 1/2 inches wide.

Longtime Rookwood artist Fred Rothenbusch will be represented by two exceptional Rookwood Velleum glaze scenic plaques. One dated 1935 that pictures a windmill on a seashore has a $12,000-$17,000 estimate. The other, done 13 years earlier, is a nicely painted landscape with trees and has a $9,000-$12,000 estimate.

Sunday’s auction will offer American and European art glass. An especially nice range of Steuben, American cut glass of the Brilliant Period, Hawkes, Dorflinger, Pairpoint, peach blow, Mount Washington, Durand, Tiffany, Orrefors, Muller Freres, Baccarat and Daum Nancy is available.

The painting selection includes, Henry Farny, Bessie Wessel, Matt Daly, Edward Potthast, Charles Kaelin, E. T. Hurley and John Ruthven, works by California painters such as Paul Lauritz, Joseph Frey, Andrew Paul, Jefferson Ward, Carolyn Stanwood, George Coles, Jean Pfister, W.F. Staunton, Eugene Torrey, Dana Bartlett, John Conner, Chris Heisner and Warren Newcombe. A selection of works by Leon Dolice and Gustav Klimt are also being sold.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Also by Carl Schmidt, this Rookwood Iris glaze vase done in 1910 is 10 inches high. Image courtesy Treadway Gallery.

Also by Carl Schmidt, this Rookwood Iris glaze vase done in 1910 is 10 inches high. Image courtesy Treadway Gallery.

Rookwood artist Fred Rothenbusch signed this Vellum glaze plaque with his initials on the front. Image courtesy Treadway Gallery.

Rookwood artist Fred Rothenbusch signed this Vellum glaze plaque with his initials on the front. Image courtesy Treadway Gallery.

Rothenbusch with frame measures 20 1/2 inches high by 15 inches wide. Image courtesy Treadway Gallery.

Rothenbusch with frame measures 20 1/2 inches high by 15 inches wide. Image courtesy Treadway Gallery.

The rim has been repaired on this Rookwood Standard glaze vase painted by Olga Reed. Dated 1899, the 10-inch vase has an $8,000-$11,000 estimate.

The rim has been repaired on this Rookwood Standard glaze vase painted by Olga Reed. Dated 1899, the 10-inch vase has an $8,000-$11,000 estimate.