Published: April 5, 2022
DOUGLASS, KAN. – A Spring Season bowl marked R.S. Prussia in the Carnation mold soared to $24,000 and a Regina upright music box, fully operational with good sound, brought $15,400 at the sale of the lifetime single-owner collection of David and Marlene Howard of Ohio conducted on March 19 by Woody Auction, online and live at Woody Auction’s auction hall.
What made the R.S. Prussia bowl so desirable to bidders was the fact that it’s the only known example of a Spring Season bowl in the Carnation mold. The bowl, 10½ inches in diameter, featured a portrait décor and a lavender and white satin finish. The Regina upright music box, serial #3500107, came with 22 15-inch discs, a mahogany case, curved glass, original Regina label, double comb and dial selector.
“Having the opportunity to sell the collection of David and Marlene Howard, who regularly attended Woody Auction events since I was a child, was truly exciting,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “Any time you get to sell the only known example of an item means you are part of history – and a very small club – and that’s very special. The Howards spent time finding only the best items.”
Woody added, “This auction barely covered half the collection. The other portion, with a spotlight on children’s dishes, will be featured in the coming months. That will be an online-only auction, slated for later in the year.” Woody said the Howards were frequent attendees at Woody Auction events through the years. They only recently made the difficult decision to downsize and sell their collection.
Around 50 people attended the sale in person (30 were registered bidders); 903 others participated online. They placed a combined total of 2,105 bids. All items were offered with no reserves and there was no buyer’s premium, so long as a bidder in attendance paid by cash or check.
A table lamp by Pairpoint, 20½ inches tall, with a Venice shade having yellow and white panels with a large pink rose décor, electrified, with a signed shade and marked base, went for $7,700. Also, a signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass vase, 15½ inches in height, boasting a yellow, white, orange and amethyst mottled ground, cameo carved chestnuts and enamel highlights, commanded $3,450.
A rare plated amberina art glass trumpet vase by New England, 9 inches in height, changed hands for $2,475; an American brilliant cut glass vase in the Othello pattern by Clark, 20 inches tall and weighing more than 17 pounds, with a thick blank and huge hobstar base, hit $1,800; and an oval signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass vase with winter scene décor brought $3,300.
A cake plate marked R.S. Prussia in the Iris mold with a fall season portrait décor and an iridescent Tiffany border with heavy gold, 9½ inches in diameter, went for $3,000. Also, a French cameo art glass vase marked Daum Nancy, 14 inches tall, with a white, orange, amethyst and yellow mottled ground and cameo carved goji berry décor and enamel highlights, brought $3,300.
A chocolate pot marked R.S. Prussia in the Rosebud mold, 11¾ inches tall, with a keyhole winter scene portrait décor, iridescent Tiffany background and extensive gold stencil highlights, achieved $3,025; while an American brilliant cut glass bowl, 4 by 9¼ inches, with hobstar, strawberry diamond and facet cut lapidary gems around the bowl made $2,875.
A bowl marked R.S. Prussia in the Carnation mold winter season, 11¼ inches in diameter, having a portrait décor with a white and lavender satin finish, sold for $2,500. Also, a berry set marked R.S. Prussia (a 10½-inch master bowl with six matching berry bowls) having a ribbon and jewel mold and melon eaters décor, plus a green luster finish with heavy gold and jewel highlights, reached $2,000.
A chocolate set marked R.S. Prussia in a cream satin finish with soft pink rose décor, consisting of a 10¼-inch-tall chocolate pot with six matching cups and saucers, realized $1,700; while an unmarked R.S. Prussia child’s seven-piece tea set in the rare Snowbird décor and in a Lily mold, with blue, cream and white tones – comprising a teapot with matching creamer, sugar and cups and saucers – made $1,980.
Rounding out just a handful of the day’s many highlights is a French cameo art glass bowl signed Daum Nancy having an orange, white and yellow mottled ground with cameo carved winter scene and quality enamel highlights. The bowl, 2½ by 4¾ inches, found a new home for $2,280.
Woody Auction has several auctions lined up for April and May: antiques and furniture, Saturday, April 23, online and in the gallery; antiques, Saturday, May 14, online and in the gallery; and American and brilliant period cut glass auction, Saturday, May 28, online and in the gallery. For more information, 316-747-2694 or www.woodyauction.com.
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