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Garth’s Auctions August Eclectic Features Ohio Pottery & Much More

On Friday, August 1st beginning at 9:00 am, over 1100 lots will cross the block in Garth’s August Eclectic sale. Bidders can stay cool inside as Garth’s presents a wide array of items including a quality collection of Ohio pottery, sterling silver, original artwork, wooden primitives, contemporary furniture, cast iron fire trucks, Currier & Ives, various textiles and more.

Garth's August 1 auction will feature a nice selection of art pottery including a blue floral decorated New Orleans Newcomb College Vase by artist Henrietta Bailey (est. $1600-1800).
Garth’s August 1 auction will feature a nice selection of art pottery including a blue floral decorated New Orleans Newcomb College Vase by artist Henrietta Bailey (est. $1600-1800).
An Ohio institution, Weller Pottery was founded in 1872 by Samuel Weller in Fultonham, Ohio. The original business consisted of a small cabin and one kiln until 1882 when the company moved to Zanesville, Ohio. Soon after the move, Weller approached Sicard to develop a new more contemporary line and according to the archives, Sicard agreed if his assistant, Henri Gellie could be added to the team as well. Those who know pottery would agree that it was a deal worth making, as the two produced what most believe is the creme de la creme within the Weller Pottery collection. Next Friday, several Sicard Weller Vases are sure to turn bidder’s heads when they cross the block at Garth’s. The first Vase includes hues of brown with a striking high gloss finish and a compelling shape featuring a slightly twisted and folded rim with floral decoration. It is impressed “48” under the base and the 14.25”h vase is expected to sell for $700-1,000. The following lot will offer another Sicard Weller creation; a blue and brown iridescent cylindrical vase with a leaf and berry design, standing at 11”H, the vase has an estimate of $600-$800. Another Sicard example to be offered will be a glazed bowl with Art Nouveau molding and an orange-red interior. (Estimate: $200-400). Two additional Sicard vases, both with estimates ranging from $200-400, will also cross the block during the sale. Quality pottery will continue to be offered throughout the sale including a blue floral decorated New Orleans Newcomb College Vase by artist Henrietta Bailey; the vase is signed and marked “HD98″ under the base and carries a presale estimate of $1,600-1,800. The featured cover lot of the sale is a gilt decorated signed Austrian vase. The vase is attributed to Nikolaus Kannhauser for Amphora, and signed “NK” with an estimate of $600-800. The Six Pottery Banks may help you save, with sponge decoration and possibly early Roseville, the six banks are selling in one lot with a presale estimate of only $100-200. Another highlight of the sale is a Five-Gallon Stoneware Crock from the mid-19th century is stamped “J. Burger, Jr. / Rochester, N.Y.” and features a cobalt bird decoration. (Estimate: $200-400).

Several pieces of quality furniture will be offered throughout the day including a Queen Anne High Chest of Drawers. The mid-18th century, cherry piece has nicely routed cornice over five graduated drawers, the base has two dovetailed drawers and the lower portion has three false drawers with carved shell accents. The piece stands 74”H on tall thin legs and carries a presale estimate of $500-800. A mid-19th century English Lap Desk in mahogany with a green felt writing surface looks quite elegant with recessed brass hardware and is expected to sell for $200-300. An early 20th century American Side by Side China Cabinet is quite striking. The left side of the oak cabinet has a backsplash featuring detailed carvings and a curved glass door with a leaded top panel; the right side has a backsplash with scrolled ends, a mirrored back and features columns with lion heads. (Estimate: $300-500). A Four-Drawer Sheraton Chest will also be offered. The flame birch in tiger maple with pine as the secondary wood has a tiger top with a beaded edge and stands on very thin turned legs. (Estimate: $300-500).

For those with an eye for fine art, don’t miss the Seascape by Charles Grant Davidson, (British, 1820-1902). The oil on canvas of the open sea, is signed in the lower right C.G. Davidson, (Estimate $200-400). Also offered will be a framed Winter Scene by John J. Zang (Georgia/New York, B.1859). The oil on canvas, “Returning from a Stag Hunt, Canadian Winter”, is signed in the lower right and is expected to sell for $800-1,000. A handsome Framed Portrait of a Gentleman (English School, 19th Century), features an older man in a red coat in a gilt frame. (Estimate: $200-300). If vintage advertising is your passion you will certainly be entertained by the Eight Old Judge Cigarette Advertisements. The eight lithographed advertisements by Goodwin & Co. and printed by H. Bencke have a presale estimate of $100-200.
Additional highlights include a Tiffany & CO. Sterling Silver Ladle in the Chrysanthemum pattern. The piece is monogrammed and marked with a presale estimate of $500-700. A striking 19th century American Burl Bowl, with a rich patina, has brass handles and an estimate of $400-800. Another piece of interest is an European Bronze Bust from the 1st half of the 20th century. The bust features a masked man with a feathered hood and an elaborate collar. Portions of the handsome piece are hand hammered and incised. The bust stands 21”H and has a presale estimate of $300-400. If you are looking for some sparkle to match the fireworks outside this summer, see the Ladies’ Diamond Ring; an engagement ring set in white gold has a center round diamond flanked on each side by six smaller round diamonds. With an estimate of $400-600, this piece is sure to send sparks flying. Another ladies’ diamond ring, an unmarked 18k white gold ring with openwork gallery and East-West orientation is set with four diamonds and four blue stones. (Estimate $400-600).
Preview hours will be available July 28th thru August 1st or by special appointment. Previews are free and open to the public and will be held in Garth’s Eclectic gallery located at 1097 London Road, Delaware, Ohio. For a copy of the illustrated catalog accompanying this sale, to leave bids or request condition reports, please contact Garth’s at 740-362-4771 or via email at [email protected]. The digital format of this catalog may be viewed at Garth’s website enables users to view every lot in the auction and bid live, in real-time, through

Garth’s is accepting quality items for the upcoming fall auctions including Americana, Firearms, Asian Art and Fine & Vintage Jewelry. For further information regarding how to sell at Garth’s, or for a valuation of your item(s), please contact Garth’s at 740-362-4771 or via email at [email protected]. Follow us on Facebook:
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