DOUGLAS, Kan. – A gorgeous spring season bowl branded RS Prussia in the Carnation mold soared to $24,000 and a stunningly beautiful Regina upright music box, fully operational with great sound, fetched $15,400 at the collection sale at unique life of David and Marlene Howard of Ohio held March 19th by Woody Auction, online and live at Woody Auction’s auction room in Douglass.
What has made the RS Prussia bowl so desirable to bidders is the fact that it is the only known example of a Spring Season bowl in the Carnation mould. The bowl, 10 ½ inches in diameter, featured portrait decor and a lavender and white satin finish. The Regina upright music box, serial number 3500107, came with 22 x 15-inch records, mahogany case, domed glass, original Regina label, double comb and dial selector.
“Having the opportunity to sell the collection of David and Marlene Howard, who had been attending Woody Auction events regularly since I was a kid, was really exciting,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “Each time you manage to sell the only known example of an item means you are part of history – and of a very small club – and that is very special. The Howards have spent time finding only the best items.
Mr Woody added: “This auction barely covered half the collection. The other part, with a focus on children’s dishes, will be in the spotlight in the coming months. It will be an online auction only, scheduled for later in the year. Mr. Woody said the Howards have been frequent attendees at Woody Auction events over the years. It was only recently that they made the difficult decision to downsize and sell their collection.
Here are more highlights from the auction, which had a grand total of 470 lots. About 50 people attended the sale in person (30 were registered bidders); Another 903 participated online (via LiveAuctioneers.com). They placed a combined total of 2,105 bids. All items were offered without reserve and there was no buyer’s premium, so long as a present bidder paid by cash or check.
A 20 ½-inch-tall Pairpoint table lamp, with a yellow and white paneled Venice shade with large pink rose decor, electrified, with a signed shade and branded base, went for $7,700. In addition, a French cameo art glass vase signed Daum Nancy, 15 ½ inches tall, with a marbled yellow, white, orange and amethyst background, fabulous carved cameo chestnut trees and enamel highlights, cost $3,450.
An extremely rare New England amberina-plated art glass trumpet vase, 9 inches tall, changed hands for $2,475; a well-cut American Brilliant Cut Glass (“ABCG”) vase in Clark’s Othello pattern, 20 inches tall and weighing over 17 pounds, with heavy white and a huge hobstar base, fetched $1,800; and an oval French cameo art glass vase by Daum Nancy with winter scene decor fetched $3,300.
A premium RS Prussia branded cake plate in the Iris mold with fall season portrait decor and iridescent Tiffany border with heavy gold, 9 ½ inches in diameter, cost $3,000. In addition, a French cameo art glass vase marked Daum Nancy, 14 inches high, with a marbled white, orange, amethyst and yellow background and a fantastic decor of cameo carved goji berries and enamel highlights , grossed $3,300.
An RS Prussia branded chocolate jar in the Rosebud mould, 11 ¾ inches tall, with keyhole winter scene portrait decor, a beautiful iridescent Tiffany background and lots of stencilled gold highlights, reached 3,025 $; while an incredibly well-cut, 4-inch by 9 ¼-inch brilliant-cut glass American bowl with hobstar, strawberry diamond and lapidary facet-cut gemstones around the bowl fetched $2,875.
A bowl marked RS Prussia in the Carnation mold winter season, 11 ¼ inches in diameter, featuring a portrait decor in a satin white and lavender finish, sold for $2,500. In addition, an RS Prussia branded berry set (a 10 ½ inch main bowl with six matching berry bowls) having a decor of ribbon molds and jewels and melon eaters, as well as a green luster finish with gold and jewel highlights, reached $2,000.
An RS Prussia-branded chocolate set in a cream satin finish with soft pink rose decor, consisting of a 10¼-inch-tall chocolate pot with six matching cups and saucers, fetched $1,700; while an unmarked RS Prussia seven-piece children’s tea set in the rare Snowbird decor and in a Lily mould, with blue, cream and white tones – comprising a teapot with creamer, sugar and cups and saucers assorted – brought in $1,980.
Rounding out some of the many highlights of the day, a French cameo art glass bowl by Daum Nancy has an orange, white and yellow mottled background with a carved cameo winter scene and enamel highlights of quality. The pretty bowl, 2 ½ inches by 4 ¾ inches, has found a new home for $2,280.
Woody Auction has several auctions scheduled for April and May. They are the following:
- Antiques and High-Quality Furniture Auction (Saturday, April 23, Online and In-Gallery)
- High-Quality Antiques Auction (Saturday, May 14, Online and In-Gallery)
- Vintage American and Brilliant Cut Glass Auction (Saturday, May 28, Online and In-Gallery)
Woody Auction is still accepting quality submissions for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, please call (316) 747-2694; or, you can email them to [email protected] To learn more about Woody Auction and their schedule of upcoming events, please visit www.woodyauction.com.
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