Pottery and More for Every Budget At Treadway: Decorative Arts Auction at Treadway on Sunday

by Kate Nixon


Decorative Arts Auction

April 23, 2023 11:00 AM EDT

Treadway Gallery

2029 Madison Road
Cincinnati OH 45208
Phone: 513-321-6742


The Spring auction season continues with the latest offerings coming from an auction house known for its specialty in Arts and Crafts era antiques: Cincinnati’s own Treadway Gallery. The Spring Decorative Arts Auction happens Sunday, April 23rd at 11:00 AM Eastern with live bidding online at TreadwayGallery.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, and Invaluable.com, phone and absentee bidding, The spring auction features a variety of ceramic works, lighting, metalwork, fine art and art glass, from firms both American and European, for collectors of all experience levels.

While a large majority of items in the catalog are of the era of Arts and Crafts, this auction will feature a number of Gustav Klimt collotypes from a Pennsylvania collection and colorful Loetz art glass vases. Additionally, the essential Tiffany Studios selections are represented here with a gorgeous stained glass Clemantis shade as a spotlighted item in excellent condition from a New York City collection. A similar shade is pictured in Alastair Duncan’s Tiffany Lamps and Metalware. While Tiffany items tend to be expensive, this auction features a warm-hued few Favrile glass lamps from Louis Comfort Tiffany with estimates in the low hundreds among its wide array of Tiffany ware as a rare Louis Comfort Tiffany vase with a rare green and blue decoration against its brown base ($500-$700).

Of course, the ceramic offerings are strong with half of the inventory as vases from Newcomb College, a number of Charles Walter Clewell vases, Fulper, Marblehead vases, a quality Arequipa Pottery vase from Frederick Hurten Rhead, Grueby, Van Briggle, Teco Pottery, Pewabic, a rare vase by Hanna Overbeck of the Overbeck sisters fame, Niloak Pottery, the North Dakota School of Mines, Hampshire Pottery, a number of beautiful crimson Catalina Pottery vases, the earthenware by George Ohr, and of course, a large variety of 31 Rookwood pottery works by Kataro Shirayamadani, Albert Valentien, Fred Rothenbush, etc.

As mentioned before, there are works for all experience levels and budgets. Below are just a few items to keep an eye on during Sunday’s auction. How will my choices fare? Check out the auction online or call Treadway at the number listed below to see how you can sign up to bid.

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2029 Madison Road
Cincinnati OH 45208
Phone: 513-321-6742


All descriptions and estimates are courtesy of Treadway Gallery.

For lamp collectors:


Arts and Crafts lamp
copper, glass
23″h x 15″dia

Condition: Very good condition, probably made in the Grand Rapids, Michigan. Glass and patina appear to be original. Very nice example of arts and crafts lighting.Provenance: A California collection
A Cincinnati collection
Estimate: $800 – $1,100



Handel lamp
Meriden, CT
glass, bronzed metal
shade signed
15″h x 16″w

Condition: Very good condition. Adjustable base with a good patina supports a colorful shade with a floral overlay decoration.Provenance: A New England collection

Estimate: $1,000 – $1,500



Handel lamp
Meriden, CT
obverse painted glass, bronzed metal
shade signed
27″h x 26″dia

Condition: Excellent condition, nice glass. Shade shape shown on pg. 101 and base shown on pg. 107 of Metal Overlays by Handel.
Provenance: A New England collection.

Estimate: $3,000 – $4,000



For painting and artwork collectors:



E.T. Hurley etching
Cincinnati, OH, 1917
ink on paper
signed, dated
5.75″h x 4.25″woverall: 16″h x 13″w

Condition: Excellent condition. Colored etchings by Hurley are very unusual.Provenance: A California collection.

Estimate: $250 – $350




For collectors of small metal works:



William Hutton  vase
London, UK
silver, enamel
impressed marks
7.75″h x 3.5″dia

Condition: Circa 1902, excellent condition, a bit tarnished.Provenance: A Canadian collection

Estimate: $400 – $600



Frank Marshall box
copper and enamel
4.5″h x 4.5″w

Condition: Excellent condition, very fine enameling. An uncommon geometric decoration.Provenance: A California collection

Estimate: $5,500 – $7,500




For Art pottery collectors:


Fulper vases of varying sizes

Left: Fulper “ovoid” experimental glazed vase. Middle: cobalt blue and green drip glazed vase, Right: Fulper uncommon and beautiful flambe glazed vase.

Fulper Ovoid: Estimate: $200 – $300

Fulper Colbalt blue and green: Estimate: $250 – $350

Fulper uncommon and beautiful: Estimate: $200 – $300



Rookwood Pottery by Carrie Steinle  vase
Cincinnati, OH, 1898
glazed ceramic
artist signed, numbered, dated
4.25″h x 2.5″dia

Condition: Excellent condition.Provenance: A Cincinnati collection
A Florida collection

Estimate: $150 – $250




Rookwood Pottery tile
Cincinnati, OH
glazed ceramic, metal
signed, numbered

Condition: Excellent condition, an exceptional example. Originality of frame and surrounding tiles is unknown. Fitted for hanging.Provenance: A California collection

Estimate: $1,500 – $2,000




Overbeck Pottery by Hannah Overbeck vase
Cambridge City, IN
carved and glazed ceramic
incised signature
7.5″h x 4.5″dia

Condition: Excellent condition, beautiful carving and firing.Provenance: A New England collection

Estimate: $5,500 – $7,500




Arequipa Pottery by Frederick Hutton Rhead vase
Marin County, California
glazed ceramic
marked, dated 1913
8″h x 4″dia

Condition: Excellent condition. Dated 1913 beautifully executed. A wonderful example of this uncommon pottery.
Estimate: $7,500 – $8,500



For fans of Tiffany Glass:



Tiffany Studios lamp
New York, NY
Favrile  glass, bronze
shade and base both marked
15.5″h x 12″dia

Condition: Excellent condition, original patina on base and shade. Base appears to have been hammered intentionally to create an “Arts and Crafts” look. Hammering is widespread and consistent without any loss to patina.

Estimate: $6,500 – $8,500



Louis Comfort Tiffany vase
New York, NY
Favrile  glass
etched signature
9.5″h x 3″dia

Condition: Good condition with a crack to body that is secured, rare decoration.Provenance: Doros collection

Estimate: $500 – $700



Tiffany Studios Clematis hanging lamp
New York
glass, bronze
impressed mark
12″h x 30″dia

Condition: Excellent condition, exceptional glass. Approximately 10 cracked glass segments, beading around edge is intact, six-socket fixture with good patina. overall very good condition. A similar shade is pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, by Duncan, p. 224.
Estimate:  $75,000 – $85,000

Provenance: New York City collection




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