Published: August 29, 2000
ZANESVILLE, OHIO – The most recent Treadway Gallery Art Pottery auction freatured 1,200 lots of American creations representing such names as Roseville, Weller, Fulper, Hull and others. Many examples were unusual or possible experimental pieces, which garnered great interest from the audience.
In a packed house, the sale started with an unusual example of 14-inch Rozane Della Robbia, in a carved floral design, selling for $7,700. Next, an eight-inch Weller Hudson vase, doubled handled form with floral decoration, sold for $1,760, followed by a 17-inch Weller Aurelian vase, with multi-colored floral decorations, selling for $1,870.
An exceptional 14-inch Roseville Rozane vase, with a brown glaze and a nicely painted portrait of a bull, brought serious interest and finally sold for $2,530. An unusual, 11-inch Rozane Olympic vase, painted and marked “Euryclea Discovers Ulysses,” restored, brought a final bid of $2,200, while another Roseville Olympic vase, with transfer decoration of Minerva, Hector and Mercury, sold for a final bid of $2,200.
Roseville Fuschia was well represented in green, blue and brown. A large 15-inch, double-handled blue fuschia floor vase sold for $1,870, and a green 15-inch Fuschia floor vase sold for $935. Many other examples in fushcia were offered and many sold above their estimates. A brown Fuschia wall pocket with an estimate of $250/300 sold for $880, and a blue Fuschia wall pocket, with a minor chip, sold for $990 against its estimate of $200/300.
mong the lots was a large selection of blue Weller Hudson, most bringing above estimated prices. A nice example, a 15-inch blue Weller Hudson executed by Hood with painted floral decorations, sold for $3,190. Another example of blue Weller Hudson, a 12-inch vase with delicate multi-color flowers, signed by E. Roberts, sold to a floor bidder for $1,650.
Among the favorites of blue Hudson was a 15-inch vase with detailed painted iris decoration, executed by Pillsbury, which had a final bid of $2,090. An unusual Roseville Dogwood Experimental vase, a favorite among bidders, with an estimate of $200/300, sold to a floor bidder for $2,860, followed by a blue Roseville Windsor vase which, with a repaired chip to handle and an estimate of $300/400, still brought $1,650.
There were many examples of Weller, several pieces of Glendale, Hudson, Aurelian, Coppertone, Louwelsa, Sicard and others. A nine-inch Weller Glendale vase, with detailed birds and nest, sold for $1,530, followed by a nine-inch Weller Hudson vase with painted floral and leaf design, which sold for $2,200. A Weller Aurelian vase, with painted buttercup decoration and signed by Ferrell, sold above its estimate of $800/1,100 for a final bid of $1,760.
A seven-inch Weller Sicard vase with metallic floral decorations with an estimate of $700/900 sold after heavy bidding for $1,430. One of the highlights of the sale was an unusual and rare eight-inch Weller vase with incised decorations of boats at sea. Intense and heavy bidding on the floor and phone resulted in a floor bidder paying the winning price of $4,400, against an estimate of $500/700.
Other highly sought after pieces were a 14-inch Weller vase, with incised and painted design of numerous birds soaring through trees, which, even with a minor repair the vase, still sold for $2,500. A ten-inch Roseville Futura Seagull vase (est $700/900) sold for $2,090.
The last lot of the sale was a Weller Louwelsa vase, 20 inches high, with an owl on an evergreen branch, signed by Ed Abel, that sold to a floor bidder for $4,950, (est $2,5/3,500).
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