MAIZE, Kan. – The majolica collection of Martin Kasischke of Iowa, items from the estate of Joe and Esther Stevens from Wichita, Kansas, and four smaller collections will all come up for bid on Saturday, Aug. 27, in a sale of art glass and other collectibles by Woody Auction.
Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com. People wishing to bid online are encouraged to register a day or two in advance.
“The widely diversified offerings in this sale make it truly one of the can’t-miss auction events of 2016, especially for lovers of art glass pieces,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction, the Douglass, Kansas-based firm conducting the auction. Offered will be Nippon, Daum Nancy and Galle pieces, as well as furniture, advertising items, slot machines and firearms. The start time is 9:30 am Central.
Majolica is the much sought after and highly collectible type of stoneware first developed by Minton in the mid-19th century. It is characterized by rich enameling and high relief decoration.
Fans of Galle will be wowed by the rare 2 1/2-inch by 3-inch signed French cameo art glass vase, caramel in color and marble glass, with carved and applied floral blossom in relief and original Galle paper label; and a 9 1/2 inch tall Galle French art pottery vase (below), kidney-shaped, with brown, white and blue tones, large blossom décor with large applied insect and a base marked in script “E. Galle Nancy.”
Turning to fine art, up for bid will be a 19th century French figural sculpture of an Indian maiden on a canoe preparing for the hunt, perched atop an ebony base, 11 1/2 inches tall, created circa the 1880s and artist-signed “Vuchoiselle”; and an original oil painting by Hermann Herzog (German/American, 1832-1932), showing a woman in a field milking a cow while other cattle graze nearby, artist signed and in a frame.
Collectors of Daum Nancy will be able to bid on an 11 3/4-inch tall signed French cameo pedestal vase boasting a frosted background with mottled red and green highlights, carved green overlay with poppy décor and a hammered effect on the body’s surface; as well as a signed French cameo square bowl, yellow in color with a mottled background, and a branch and blossom cameo carved and enamel décor.
For details call Woody Auction at 316-746-2694 or email to email@example.com.