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The sale will be held in Woody Auction’s gallery, located at 120 East Third Street in Douglass, Kan.

DOUGLASS, Kan. – The lifetime art glass and antique collection of Sue Frick of Missouri, as well as four other smaller area collections, will come up for bid on Saturday, April 9th, at Woody Auction, in the firm’s gallery located at 120 East 3rd Street in Douglass, at 9:30 a.m. Central time. A preview will be held on Friday, April 8th, from 4-6 p.m. Internet bidding will be hosted by

Very rare New England plated Amberina art glass water pitcher, having rich mahogany shading to pale green and well-defined ribs, 7 inches tall.
Very rare New England plated Amberina art glass water pitcher, having rich mahogany shading to pale green and well-defined ribs, 7 inches tall.
“Sue Frick had a special gift for finding quality antiques, and she especially enjoyed Quezal art glass,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “This auction will also feature Tiffany candle lamps, flawless plated Amberina, centerpiece epergnes, New England Agata, Daum Nancy French cameo miniatures, Steuben, Moser, decorated Burmese, brides baskets, English cameo and more – a real nice selection.”

Quezal art glass examples from Mrs. Frick’s collection will include a signed dark green vase with silver pulled leaf and gold and white highlights, inscribed on the base (“C937”), boasting excellent color and standing 5 ¼ inches tall; and a signed green, white and gold vase with pulled feather design and a gold iridescent interior, also displaying outstanding color and with a marked base (“A780”), 9 ¼ inches tall.

A magnificent slice of Kansas history will come up for bid, in the form of an eight-piece Wilcox #150 silverplate pattern-matched set, which includes a samovar (hot water urn), coffee pot, teapot, a covered creamer and sugar, an open creamer and sugar, and a tray inscribed, “Dr. George B. Wood and Wife, From Their ‘Old Wyandotte Friends’ on the 25th Anniversary of Their Marriage – August 24th, 1882.”

Amberina is a glass shading technique, from red at the top to amber at the base. Amberina pieces in the sale will feature a very rare New England plated art glass water pitcher, having rich mahogany shading to pale green and well-defined ribs, 7 inches tall, in outstanding condition; and an unmarked Moser art glass wine glass with applied grapevine design and extensive colorful leaf décor, 6 inches in height.

Brides baskets will be offered in abundance. Examples will include a brown satin jack-in-the-pulpit shaded brides bowl with enamel bird and blossom décor, set on a heavy silverplate stand with three dolphins, 14 ¾ inches tall; and a pink satin diamond quilted mother-of-pearl ruffled bowl with white interior, set on a Derby #1254 silverplate frame depicting three cherubs with bows, 12 inches tall.

Other brides baskets will include a pink satin herringbone mother-of-pearl art glass bowl with a wonderful enamel floral blossom décor and pale green satin interior, set on a Wilcox #2684 silverplate frame featuring three winged cherubs; and an extremely rare, signed Quezal art glass ruffled bowl with green and gold pulled feather design and strong gold interior, set on a Tufts #128 silverplate frame.

Also up for bid will be a rare, 5-inch signed Galle French cameo art glass egg-shaped covered box – white, yellow, orange and green, with a vintage motif; a signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass handled pitcher, ovoid-shaped, with a rare winter scene décor, 5 ¾ inches; and an 11-inch Rubina coinspot art glass pickle castor with enamel floral décor, set on a Rockford #657 silverplate frame.

Fans of the wonderful creations that came out of Louis C. Tiffany’s studios will not be disappointed. Offered will be a rare, signed “L.C.T.” blue iridescent art glass candle lamp, electrified, with the original green and white pulled feather design; and an early decorated Tiffany art glass “Corona” vase having a green pulled feather design with gold highlights and original paper label, 5 inches in height.

Webb (the second half 19th century tableware and stained glass designed by Philip Webb in England) will feature a Burmese four-arm epergne (centerpiece comprising a bowl and several small surrounding dishes), totaling 10 pieces, including two domed fairy lamps with three ruffled insert “Lily” vases, with a signed Clark frame; and a 6-inch unmarked decorated Burmese bud vase with square dimpled sides.

Other epergnes will also cross the auction block. Lots will include an 18-piece Burmese epergne set, including four candle domes (each with marked Clark’s candle holder and insert), three Burmese bud vases and Burmese ball and base; and a circa 1880s art glass epergne with lavender shading to Vaseline with a touch of opalescence and comprising four lilies with three canes holding three hanging baskets.

Noteworthy vases will include a Loetz cased mother-of-pearl art glass vase with “octopus” air trap and nice gold stenciling highlights, 6 inches tall; a marked Limoges porcelain vase with scenes of a young man asleep in a boat with a young girl watching, 21 ½ inches tall; a 6-inch Stevens & Williams Silveria vase; and an unmarked Steuben plum jade bulbous art glass vase with fabulous acid-cut Peking pattern.

Collectors of KPM plaques will be able to bid on a marked “Three Fates” porcelain plaque set in a gilt wood frame, 9 ¾ inches by 7 ½ inches, with fantastic detailing in the depiction of the mythology behind the “Three Fates of Controlling Destiny”; and a marked “La Chocolatier” porcelain plaque showing a young woman standing with a service tray, set in a gilt wood frame, 14 inches by 12 inches.

Pieces marked “Cybis” (for the renowned Polish painter, sculptor and muralist who lived from 1895-1957 and whose fine china pieces are still being made today, in Trenton, N.J.) will include a figure titled Tranquility Base, one of a limited edition of 111, commemorating the Apollo 11 moon mission; and a great white heron figure set on a wood base, in outstanding condition and one of just 350 made.

Original artwork will also be part of the sale. Offered will be a wonderful 31 inch by 25 inch oil on canvas Renaissance Period painting of a man (believed to be King Henry I prior to his execution), holding a child in a chair with a woman at his feet, weeping. The work is artist signed (“Mignot’) and is in remarkable condition, considering its age. The massive gilt wood frame is 42 inches by 35 inches.

Internet bidders are encouraged to register a day or two ahead of the auction. Absentee bids should be submitted with a written statement indicating the amount of the bid. All bids must be received no later than Thursday, April 7th. Bids may be fax’d to (316) 746-2145, or emailed to [email protected]. Douglass is 35 miles southeast of Wichita. The gallery is a half-block from Woody Auction’s offices.

As for lodging, recommended hotels include the Holiday Inn Express in nearby Andover, Kansas (316-733-8833); the Liberty Inn in Winfield, Kansas (620-221-2110); and the Comfort Inn in Winfield, Kansas (620-221-7529). Moving forward, Woody Auction will conduct regular auction events in the Douglass location. Larger auctions will be at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Mo.

Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection you may call them at (316) 747-2694; or you can e-mail them at [email protected]. To learn more about Woody Auction and the April 9th auction, you may visit or log on to Updates are posted frequently.