The Jochimsen Collection of Wave Crest, French Cameo Art Glass and Other Outstanding Pieces will be Auctioned October 23

Douglass, KS, USA, October 12, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- The outstanding private collection of Dr. Peter and Grace Jochimsen – a bountiful selection of some of the best Wave Crest and French cameo pieces available, plus other fine items – will be sold without reserve on Saturday, October 23rd by Woody Auction, online and live in the Woody Auction auction hall located at 130 East Third Street in Douglass, Kan., starting at 9 am Central time.

The Wave Crest features plaques, jardinieres, bells, boxes and vases, while the collection also boasts French cameo, plated Amberina, pink agata, slot machines, a Pairpoint lamp, Thomas Webb & Sons English cameo and more. “There are over 2,000 photos featured for this amazing auction so plan to view them online or join us in person,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction.

Signed Galle French cameo art glass vases are always a hit with collectors. Up for bid will be a rare blown mold example in white, yellow and green tones, having a green cameo carved vine and blossom décor 9 ¾ inches tall; and another with blown mold cherry branch décor and yellow and white ground with finely cameo carved cranberry overlay. Both are just beautiful.

Two English cameo art glass cologne bottles signed Thomas Webb and Sons should get paddles wagging. One is square form, yellow ground with cranberry and white cameo carved floral vine décor, plus a glass stopper with embossed sterling flip lid showing British hallmarks dating to 1904; the other is frosted with white cameo carved overlay of a nice lattice and floral design.

An A. Walter Nancy pate-de-verre French art glass bowl with beautiful design, featuring panels of pinecones and beetles and wonderful colors of yellow, blue and green is double signed “A. Walter Nancy” and “Henri Berge”. Also offered will be a superb footed bowl signed “L. C. Tiffany”, having a clear crystal ribbed optic with green opaque leaf and pink blossom décor.

Also sold will be a Tiffany Studios #23819 art glass flower form vase, 16 inches tall, having an elegant bronze base and stem holding an art glass “bloom” of lavender and opal pulled feather design. Also up for bid will be an unmarked Royal Flemish by Mt. Washington art glass vase with a beautifully segmented background with griffin and dragon enamel décor, 10 inches tall.

Lamps will be led by a beautiful Pairpoint table lamp with a colorful reverse painted sailboat scenic décor on the “Springfield” shaped shade, plus a chipped ice exterior, set on a “Pairpoint C3066” marked base. Returning to vases, offered will be a signed, high-quality “L.C. Tiffany” art glass vase, fiery bright Samian red with silver vertical decorated lines, 7 ½ inches tall.

A pink agata art glass pitcher by New England features exceptional mottling with a ribbed and decorated applied handle, 6 ¼ inches tall. Also sold will be a Mt. Washington Burmese art glass ginger jar with a vintage motif showing the words to Robert Burns’s Auld Lang Syne (“Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot and Never Brough to Mind”, etc.), with the original paper label.

People can register and bid online now, at Bidders are encouraged to register at least 48 hours in advance. There is no buyer’s premium for bidders who attend in person and pay by cash or check. Online bidders will be charged a 20 percent buyer’s premium (or, they can pay by cash or check for a 5 percent discount).

Absentee bids will be accepted, with a written statement indicating the lot number and amount of the bid. The deadline to submit an absentee bid is 12 noon on Thursday, October 21st. All absentee bids will be charged a buyer’s premium of 15 percent of the selling price (or 10 percent if paying by cash or check). Absentee bids can be sent by fax, to 316-746-2145; or via email, to

Phone bidding will be available for lots with a low estimate of $750 or greater (low estimates are found on Email your phone bid list to by 12 o’clock noon on Wednesday, October 20th and please include your name, full address, a primary phone number and a backup/secondary phone number. You will receive a phone call to confirm receipt of your phone bids.

For lodging, there are three hotels in the area that are convenient to the venue: The Comfort Inn, in Augusta, Kansas (316-260-3006) (mention Woody Auction for a single queen or king room rate of $79); 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 the Woody Auction auction hall.

Woody Auction has two more major sales lined up to conclude the 2021 calendar: a Cut Glass Auction slated for Saturday, November 13th; and a high-quality antiques event on Saturday, December 4th. Both will be online and live in the gallery.

To learn more about Woody Auction and the Saturday, October 23rd auction of the Dr. Peter and Grace Jochimsen collection of Wave Crest and other wonderful items, please visit

About Woody Auction:
Woody Auction’s 5,000-square-foot auction hall is located at 130 East Third Street in Douglass, Kan. – south and east of Wichita, not far from I-35 and Hwy. 54/Kellogg Road. Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or collection, please call (316) 747-2694; or, you can e-mail them, at To learn more, please visit Updates are posted often.

Silver Rules The Roost in Neue Auctions’ Online Summer Estates Auction held July 24th; 5 of The Top 10 Lots were Silver

Beachwood, OH, USA, August 5, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Silver ruled the roost in Neue Auctions’ online-only Summer Estates auction held July 24th, as five of the top ten lots were silver. The sale’s top seller was a Whiting sterling flatware service in the Lily pattern, 112 pieces, with various monograms on most pieces and no monograms on 16 pieces, weighing a total of 129.90 oz. troy. The service brought $9,225.

The auction featured more than just silver. Also sold was fine art glass, lighting, modern and antique furniture, fine carpets, porcelains, glassware, garden sculptures and planters, fine jewelry and decorative objects for the home. Online bidding was via, and Telephone and absentee bids were also accepted.

It was an eclectic sale, with items ranging from a 2.5 carat solitaire diamond ring prong set in 14kt white gold ($8,610); to an “Okkintok” squared oval form stoneware vessel with cylindrical neck by Claude Conover (American, 1907-1994) ($5,228); to a lovely Chinese hand-painted five-panel wallpaper screen, circa 1800, decorated with a flower and bamboo garden ($4,920).

The other four silver lots that made the top ten included the following:

  • A Reed and Barton sterling silver tea service, pattern 910, with a matching sterling silver tray measuring 18 ¼ inches by 27 inches and totaling 287.0007 oz. troy ($6,765)
  • A Tiffany & Co. George Paulding Farnham designed Aztec pepper mill, rare form, circa 1905, cast with Aztec designs and stamped “Tiffany & Co.”, 3 ½ inches tall ($3,321).
  • A Gorham sterling silver tea service, pear-shaped form with gadrooned rims and urn finials, plus carved wood handles, monogrammed “S”, total 138.3768 oz. troy ($3,075).
  • An English Victorian silver tea service (John Angell II & George Angell, London, 1847), with foliate cartouches centered by monograms (“TMS”), total 82.23 oz. troy ($2,829).

Following are additional highlights from the 378-lot auction. All prices quoted include a 23 percent buyer’s premium.

Several Bernhard Rohne for Mastercraft Mid-Century Modern furniture pieces appealed to bidders, who rang up $5,228 for a bronze etched credenza with a brass panel top over three pair of hinged doors, raised on squared legs; and $1,722 for an etched brass chest of drawers, the rectangular form with rounded corners fitted on the top, sides and front with brass inset plaques.

Other noteworthy furniture pieces included an early 20th century Northern Italian (or German) fruitwood commode, with serpentine top, parquetry inlaid, and a conforming case with three long drawers ($2,337); and a mid-19th century English Regency secretary bookcase, 84 inches tall by 72 inches wide, the pediment top set with gilt metal flowerhead over Gothic style doors ($1,968).

Lamps and lighting featured a Tiffany Studios desk lamp with a gilt bronze harp form base with ribbed circular foot and a (cracked) Tiffany favrile glass damascened shade in gold, signed “LTC” ($4,612); and a Handel boudoir lamp with reverse painted scenic landscape shade, the domed shade in ice chip finish reverse painted with a moonlit river landscape, signed ($2,337).

Glass included a George Bucquet cast glass sculpture with wide heavy bowl form on opalescent lavender glass, with cast copper iridescent handle forms, signed “Bucquet ‘03’, 8 ¾ inches tall; and a Stefano Toso Murano blown glass sculpture in the form of a cube balancing on a clear glass pyramidal base, decorated in translucent white, cobalt blue and ultramarine (both $1,968).

Persian carpets were plentiful and included a thick plush wool on cotton weft Kermin palace runner, about 5 feet by 20 feet, overall cream in color with a muted palette of floral sprays ($1,845); and a handwoven wool antique Sarouk carpet, 14 feet 7 inches by 9 feet 5 inches, with floral urns on a deep red field, in navy, red and cream, and having a floral scroll border ($1,845).

One of the more visually arresting lots in the sale was a carved marble bust of Apollo Belvedere, unsigned and raised on a small marble socle, in very nice condition, 21 inches tall ($2,091). Also sold was a nice patinated metal figure of a Deco girl balancing balls atop an agate orb lamp on a square metal base, aesthetically appealing and having utilitarian appeal, 20 inches tall ($1,353).

Clocks featured a Louis XV style bouille and ormolu mounted shelf clock with blue and white porcelain hour and second markers, a figural front panel and topped with an angel blowing a horn ($1,722); and a Rene Lalique “Moineaux” clock, arch form in clear and frosted glass molded with birds in flowering branches, refitted for battery use ($1,353).

A set of ten Royal Crown Derby Old Imari soup bowls went to a determine bidder for $2,460, while a three-piece set of Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica, comprising two dinner plates and a covered pot de crème on a stand, the plates depicting “Potentilla Aridentata” and “Geranium Pusillum”, the pot de crème with “Veronica Verna”, the plates 10 inches diameter, hit $1,845.

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Important and Beautiful Dining Table Custom Designed by Wendell Castle (1932-2018) Gavels for $70,110 at Neue Auctions

Beachwood, OH, USA — An important and beautiful dining table custom designed by Wendell Castle (American, 1932-2018) soared to $70,110, and vibrant still-life oil paintings by Lê Phổ (Vietnamese/French, 1907-2001) and Claude Venard (French, 1913-1999) sold for $20,910 and $15,990, respectively, in Neue Auctions’ online-only Modernism auction held on May 15th.

The auction was packed with 424 lots gathered from regional estates and longtime collectors, including selections from the late Cleveland concert promoter Mike Belkin and his wife Annie. Items covered a wide range of mediums and categories, to include paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furniture, art glass, ceramics, enamel work and jewelry, plus many undiscovered finds.

The Wendell Castle dining table sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$50,000 to earn top lot honors. It featured an oval top in holly veneer, inlaid with purpleheart triangles and inlaid dots spelling “The Check’s in the Mail” (the table’s title). It had a leather covered edge with a purpleheart substructure supporting six gold plated brass rings.

Mr. Castle created a similar table for his own residence titled Never Complain, Never Explain, in 1981. It’s pictured on the cover of the book Furniture by Wendell Castle (Hudson Hills Press, NY, 1989). The Check’s in the Mail (1988) was 120 inches long and 59 inches wide and signed and dated. It came from the Mike and Annie Belkin collection.

The oil on canvas still-life by Lê Phổ, titled Fleurs (Flowers), was artist signed lower right with a chop mark and measured 13 inches by 9 inches (sight, less frame). It blew past its $6,000-$9,000 estimate. Lê Phổ was born in Hanoi, but he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (where he later taught) and called Paris his home from 1937 until his death.

The oil on canvas Still Life with Sculpture on Table by Claude Venard, boldly executed with heavy impasto, was signed and nicely housed in a 28 inch by 28 inch frame. Claude Venard was a French post-Cubist and still-life painter. Known for working in a distinct angular style, he accentuated the chromatic qualities of his palette through thickly applied impasto paint.

Modern furniture pieces were led by a mid-century (circa 1950-1960) wingback chair by Arturo Pani (Mexican, 1915-1981), upholstered in horsehair fabric with a split crest rail and extreme scroll wings, raised on cabriole legs ($9,225); and a circa 1960s Odyssey coffee table by the American design team of Philip Laverne (1908-1988) and Kelvin Laverne (b. 1936). The etched, patinated, polychromed bronze and pewter coffee table went to a determined bidder for $7,380.

A standing sculpture of a nude woman by Marc Sijan (American, b. 1946), titled Standing Barefoot and made from polyester resin and oil paint with Leotard, signed and dated 1990, numbered 2/5, 68 inches tall including pedestal base, achieved $7,995. Also, a bronze statue of a nude woman depicted from the waist up, hands outstretched and holding a turquoise bracelet, by R. C. Gorman (American, 1932-2005), titled Cocheta (1980), on a wood base, rose to $2,829.

Several diminutive boxes by American craftsman Kenneth Francis Bates (1904-1994) came up for bid, including an enamel over gold leaf box titled Peacock Box (1930), signed and dated to the base, the four-sided tapering form colorfully decorated with peacock feathers ($3,998); and Salome’s Comforter (1977), an enamel box with cover, artist signed and dated to the base, the circular form in translucent enamel on 24 karat gold paillons; it found a new owner for $3,690.

A tall, rounded cylindrical form stoneware vessel by the noted Cleveland School artist Claude Conover (1907-1994), 22 inches tall, signed and titled to the base, knocked down for $5,228. Also, jewelry pieces from Bernd Munsteiner featured a fancy cut tourmaline on a 14kt textured yellow gold hinged bangle bracelet with bezel set accent diamond, marked 14kt on the clasp, with the bracelet made by another maker, garnered $3,198.

There were three color woodblocks printed on Japan paper by Milton Avery (American, 1885-1965), titled Rooster, Hen and Lamb. Hen, an artist’s proof, was signed lower right and dated 1954; it fetched $2,091. Also, a screenprint on cream wove paper of Robert Indiana’s (American, 1928-2018) iconic LOVE image, titled Golden Love (1973), signed and numbered (92/50) in pencil, and with a sheet size of 35 inches square, made $4,305.

Three of the top seven lots in the entire sale were artworks by Toko Shinoda (Japanese, 1913-2021). They included an untitled monotype on Arches paper, signed lower right ($7,380); a lithograph with silver metallic ink titled Whisper of the Glass, signed, titled and numbered (33/45) ($4,920); and a lithograph with silver metallic ink on paper, titled Anthology, signed, titled and numbered (34/45) ($4,612). A fourth work sold for $2,337.

Internet bidding was facilitated by, and Phone and absentee bids were also accepted. Neue Auctions’ next big event will be a Summer Estates auction slated for Saturday, July 17th, at 3 pm Eastern time. In addition to Internet and phone/absentee bidding, there may be live gallery bidding, if the corona virus is under control.

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