Arts and Crafts Online Auctions June 1st and 4th

by Kate Nixon

United Crafts Arts & Crafts/20th Century Decorative Arts auction

Saturday, June 1st at 9:00am Pacific/Noon Eastern

Hosted by United Crafts via Live Auctioneers

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“We believe the Arts and Crafts Movement is having a renewed energy today as we see new collectors excited by the history & objects.” – Bryan Mead of Hammered & Hewn

United Crafts, the small group of three experienced collectors spread throughout the country,  will kick off the first of their 2024 online auctions on June 1st with a boutique auction of early 20th Century Decorative Arts objects by the iconic artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement, including Roycroft, Marblehead, Jarvie, Fulper, Newcomb College, Heintz Art Metal, Stickley Brothers, Rookwood, Tiffany Studios, Gustav Stickley, and Dirk Van Erp.

On Saturday, June 1st at 9am Pacific/Noon Eastern, exclusively on LiveAuctioneers, the Early 20th Century Decorative Arts auction will offer a curated selection of ceramic, metalwork, textiles, art and and a number of smaller antiques – and offering a number of benefits in addition for bidders. “We have three things we feel that set us apart in the current marketplace…we are offering the lowest buyers premium in the market at 20% inclusive of the LiveAuctioneers percentage, 10% less than most major auction houses,” says Bryan Mead of Hammered & Hewn in Pasadena, CA. “We are offering in-house flat rate shipping on every lot where the shipping charges will be included on initial invoices and items will ship quickly. We also are offering all lots without a reserve, so the opening bid could win the lot.”

While the online auction on June 1st will be the first 2024 auction that United Crafts offers, this won’t be the only auction. “This will be our first 2024 sale and we plan to run these every spring and fall. People really love our personal service and direct connection, without a need to find a shipper and pay exorbitant fees just to get your items.”

Mead, along with Ron Ciarmello of Stickley Copper and Jason Krohn of Jason Krohn Antiques, created the collective to serve the Arts & Crafts collector community across the country and bring their over 25 years each of collectors experience to the job, focused on metalwork, lighting, furniture and pottery. “We believe the Arts and Crafts Movement is having a renewed energy today as we see new collectors excited by the history & objects.”

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Newcomb College Spanish Moss Vase Sadie Irvine 1917

c 1917.
Measures 7″ tall

Estimates: $2,000$2,500

Nice Newcomb College vase c 1917. Signed and dated appropriately. Artist-Sadie Irvine.

Margaret Gilmour Glasgow School Enameled Planter

Unmarked. Circa 1910. 
12″h x 15″d.

Estimates: $4,000-$6,000

Margaret Gilmour (attributed), Glasgow school Scottish arts and crafts trapezoidal planter, or jardiniere, in patinated hammered brass with flared rim and enameled plaques depicting the four seasons, surrounded by foliate leaf decoration in repousse. Original removable copper liner with two handles present.

Newcomb College Early Inkwell 1907

New Orleans, LA

Exceptional early inkwell from Newcomb College. Heavily carved fig leaf design. Dated 1907 and unknown artist signed. All 3 original pieces present.

Measures 4″x2 1/2″

Estimates: $3,000$5,000

Dirk Van Erp Hammered Copper Desk Set

San Francisco CA circa 1920.

Estimates: $750-$1,000

Letter file measures 8.5″ wide by 6.5″ tall.

Dirk Van Erp desk set, San Francisco CA circa 1920. A large and heavy hammered copper desk set consisting of a letter file, inkwell and pen tray – each with a mint original patina. Various hammering techniques used on each piece, very well executed. Letter file measures 8.5″ wide by 6.5″ tall.

Fulper Pottery Leaded Glass Candle Lamp

Flemington NY circa 1915.
Signed with remnant of paper label.

Measures 10.5″ by 5.5.”

Estimates: $900-$1,200

Fulper Pottery candle lamp, Flemington NY circa 1915. A rare ceramic candle lamp decorated with set in leaded glass panels in blue and mauve. Glaze a thick magenta color dripping into purple and grey. Very old tight hairline to front base, appears glazed over on bottom. Signed with remnant of paper label. Measures 10.5″ by 5.5.”

Marblehead Pottery Incised and Decorated Early Vase

Marblehead MA circa 1912.
Base exposes red clay, signed with ship mark.

Measures 4 3/8″ tall and 4″ wide.

Estimates: $3,500-$4,500

Marblehead Pottery decorated vase, Marblehead MA circa 1912. A rare deeply carved vase decorated with flowering trees, glazed in deep blues with red berries, interior finished with a pale blue glaze. Design entirely carved as well as around rim. Base exposes red clay, signed with ship mark.

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Early 20th Century Design

Tuesday, June 4th at 11:00am Central

Hosted by Toomey & Co Auctioneers

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On June 4th, Toomey & Co. presents its next Early 20th Century Design auction, which includes impressive examples of Arts & Crafts, Prairie School style works, and a curated grouping of historic Frank Lloyd Wright works from distinguished collections. The sale features an array of highlights, such as: metalwork by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, Samuel Yellin, Joseph Heinrichs, and The Kalo Shop; art pottery from Newcomb College and George E. Ohr; Charles Rohlfs, Gustav Stickley, and Roycroft furniture; and prints by Frances Gearhart and Bertha Lum.

Bertha Lum color woodblock prints

lots offered No Reserve

Gustav Stickley Early plant stand, model 48

USA, c. 1902
oak, chestnut
26 h × 14 w × 14 d in (66 × 36 × 36 cm)
estimate: $1,500–2,500
Plant stand features a square top above notched rails supported by a lower stretcher with key and tenon construction. Red manufacturer’s decal ‘Als Ik Kan Stickley’ with joiner’s compass.
provenance: Treadway Toomey Auctions, Oak Park, December 1998, Lot 209 | Acquired from the previous by the present owner
literature:Arts and Crafts Furniture from the Collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation, Cathers, Clancy and Montgomery, pg. 259 illustrates this example

Frank J. Marshall Fine and Rare lidded box with peacock and landscape

USA, c. 1910
copper, enamel 1½ h × 5 w × 5 d in (4 × 13 × 13 cm)

estimate: $2,000–3,000

 literature:The Ideal Home 1900-1920: The History of Twentieth-Century American Craft, Kardon, ed., pg. 196 illustrates similar example
A similar example is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Gustav Stickley rare four light chandelier, model 670

USA, c. 1905
handwrought copper, hammered glass, wrought iron, oak
33 h × 24 w × 24 d in (84 × 61 × 61 cm)
estimate: $20,000–30,000
provenance: Acquired c. 1905, Private Collection, California | Thence by descent | Cathers & Dembrosky, New York | Collection of Gregg Seibert
literature:Craftsman Lighting, manufacturer’s catalog, unpaginated ”Attracted to Opposites,” Cathers, American Bungalow, Summer 2007, pg. 39 illustrates this example Arts and Crafts Lighting from the Collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation, Cathers, ppg. 74-75

Early and rare inlaid Limbert armchair and footstool

USA, c. 1904
oak, leatherette, copper and pewter inlays
41¼ h × 29 w × 22 d in (105 × 74 × 56 cm) 15½ h × 18½ w × 13¼ d in (39 × 47 × 34 cm)
estimate: $1,000–1,500
Sold with an Arts & Crafts period footstool.
literature:Kindred Styles: The Arts and Crafts Furniture of Charles P. Limbert, Bartinique, ppg. 38-40, 119 illustrate related examples

A pair of three light sconces by Jessie Preston

USA, c. 1905
patinated bronze, copper
each: 13 h × 14 w × 8¼ d in (33 × 36 × 21 cm)
estimate: $3,000–5,000
Impressed signature to reverse of each example ‘JP’.
literature:The Jarvie Shop: The Candlesticks and Metalwork of Robert R. Jarvie, Maher, pg. 126 illustrates related example Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago, Barter, pg. 162 illustrates related example Hand Wrought Arts & Crafts Metalwork & Jewelry 1890-1940, Evon, ppg. 34-35 illustrate related examples

Rare humidor with arrowheads by Joseph Heinrichs

USA, c. 1910
handwrought copper, silver, flint, antler
8½ h × 6¼ dia in (22 × 16 cm)
estimate: $4,000–6,000

Humidor features an antler finial, rivets, and arrowheads threaded with silver wire, reminiscent of Native American sewing techniques. Impressed manufacturer’s mark to edge ‘Copper and silver’.
literature:The Ideal Home 1900-1920: The History of Twentieth-Century American Craft, Kardon, pg. 188

Another example of this humidor is in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Framed collection of 51 Pewabic Pottery tiles

USA, c. 1920
luster-glazed earthenware
17¼ h × 24 w × 1½ d in (44 × 61 × 4 cm)
estimate: $1,000–1,500

provenance: Treadway, Cincinnati, Art & Design Auction, 18 November 2018, Lot 275 | Private Collection

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Rare and early cabinet by Harvey Ellis, attribution for Gustav Stickley

USA, c. 1903
oak, glass, patinated steel
50¾ h × 68½ w × 15 d in (129 × 174 × 38 cm)
estimate: $8,000–12,000
Cabinet features six doors concealing four fixed shelves, and two open storage compartments. Large red manufacturer’s decal to reverse ‘Als Ik Kan Stickley’ with joiner’s compass.
provenance: Asbury Park estate (first owner) | Acquired from the previous by a private collector in the 1970s (second owner) | Rago, Early 20th C. Design, 23 September 2017, Lot 305 | Private Collection
literature:The Early Work of Gustav Stickley, Gray, pg. 2
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