The Turner Lifetime Collection of beautiful antique glass pieces will be sold on September 24 by Woody…
DOUGLAS, Kan. – Karen and Van Turner’s Lifetime Collection of Oklahoma – a remarkable assemblage that has a strong exposure of French cameo glass but is also well balanced with art glass, Belleek, Peachblow, Royal Doulton, Pickard, Loetz, Royal Bayreuth and more – will be auctioned on Saturday September 24 by Woody Auction, online and live in the Woody Auction room.
Most of the pieces in the 472-lot auction are antiques, turn-of-the-century, and collectibles in excellent condition. The Turners only looked for the best when adding to their collection. Each item will be sold to the highest bidder, with no reserve, beginning at 9:30 a.m. sharp Central Time at Woody Auction’s modern 5,000 square foot auction hall, located at 130 East 3rd Street in Douglass.
There are several candidates for the first batch of the auction, but three come to mind. The first is a French cameo art glass vase signed D’Argental, 11 ¾ inches tall, amber ground with a dark cranberry cameo sculpted overlay depicting a rose branch. D’Argental glass was first introduced in the 1920s. It was the creation of Paul Nicolas, who produced it as a line of cameo glass for Saint-Louis, the French manufacturer.
The second candidate is a Richard cameo art glass vase signed by Loetz, 15 ¾ inches high, a beautiful quality vase with an orange background featuring a lake, Islamic village, palm tree and scenic mountain backdrop. Loetz was the leading manufacturer of Bohemian art glass during the Art Nouveau period (or “Jugendstil”, as it is known in German) from around 1890 to 1920. The company went out of business after World War II.
The third candidate is a French cameo art glass vase signed Daum Nancy, with a beautiful sculpted cameo and enamelled winter scenic decor. Glassware marked Daum Nancy is attributed to Auguste and Antonin Daum, brothers who took over the glassware owned by their father, Jean Daum, in Nancy, France, in the 1870s. The Daum factory produced watch crystals and utilitarian glassware until the 1890s.
Many of the best lots expected from the sale are beautiful turn-of-the-century vases, like the ones just described, but there are also other items, like an English cameo art glass rose globe by Thomas Webb & Sons, 4 ¾ inches by 6 ¾ inches, cranberry ground with a beautiful white cameo carved overlay depicting a rose flower and butterflies and frosted appliqué feet. The piece is well detailed.
Also in the non-vase category is a table lamp attributed to Pittsburgh with a 24-inch by 17-inch reverse-painted, frost-textured shade with a colorful decor of a creek, trees, and fields. The lamp has the original electrified two-light base in gold metal, with possible replacement of the socket. The Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass and Glass Company has produced wonderful lamps in etched crystal and cardinal red satin glass.
Coming back to vases, there are so many wonderful examples to choose from that it’s hard to narrow down to a handful of highlights, but the following pieces are sure to get bidders’ paddles moving:
- A French cameo vase signed Muller Fres Luneville, 19 ¾ inches tall, white and pink background with dark cameo curved overlay of a beautiful mountain, tree and pine cone motif.
- A French cameo art glass vase signed Le Gras, well sized at 23 ¼ inches tall, white and amber background with dark green cameo overlay with scenic tree and lake decor; nice quality.
- A French cameo art glass pedestal vase signed Galle, 16 ½ inches high, having a beautiful white and burgundy background with a decor of green berries and carved cameo branches; very nice quality.
- A French cameo vase signed Christian Meisenthal, 8 ¾ inches high, with a magnificent decoration of water lilies and flowers in marquetry; a genuine French Christian Meisenthal vase from the turn of the century.
- A French cameo art glass oval vase signed De Vez, 20.3 cm high by 10.2 cm wide, with a base design in blue and lavender cameo of a woman walking along a lake ; excellent detail.
Collectors take note: Woody Auction has attempted to call out all defects that may affect an item’s value, but the final decision is left to the buyer. Common nicks and scratches have not been called out.
People can register and bid online now at www.liveauctioneers.com/woody-auction-llc. Bidders are encouraged to register at least 48 hours in advance. There are no reserves, and there is no buyer’s premium for bidders who show up in person and pay by cash or check. Online bidders will be charged a 20% buyer’s premium (or they can pay cash or check for a 15% buyer’s premium).
Bids from absentees will be accepted, with a written declaration indicating the lot number and the amount of the bid. The deadline for submitting an offer by correspondence is noon on Thursday 22 September. All proxy auctions will be charged a buyer’s premium of 15% of the sale price (or 10% if paid by cash or cheque). Purchase orders can be sent by fax: 316-746-2145; or by email: [email protected]
Telephone auctions will be available for lots with a low estimate of $750 or more (low estimate can be found at LiveAuctioneers.com). Submit your auction listing by phone to [email protected] by noon Wednesday, September 21, and please include your name, full address, primary phone number, and backup/secondary phone number. You will receive a phone call to confirm receipt of your phone offers.
For accommodations, there are three hotels in the area that are convenient for the meeting location: The Comfort Inn, in Augusta, Kansas (316-260-3006) (mention Woody Auction for queen single room rate or $79 king); the Holiday Inn Express, in Andover, Kansas (316-733-8833); and the Hampton Inn, in Derby, Kansas (316-425-7900). All are within a 15-20 minute drive from Woody Auction.
Woody Auction is still accepting quality submissions for future sales. To consign a single item, estate or entire collection, please call (316) 747-2694; or, you can email them at [email protected] To learn more about Woody Auction and the antique auction scheduled for Saturday, September 24 at 9:30 a.m., visit www.woodyauction.com. Updates are released often.
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