Rookwood, Fulper, Newcomb Ceramics And Stickley Works From a Hollywood Collection at Treadway

by Kate Nixon


Decorative Arts Auction

Treadway Gallery

January 16th, 2022, starts at 11 AM Eastern

Gallery closed to the public, but bidding available online, phone, and absentee


The many colors and glazes of Fulper, Rookwood vases of all sizes and price ranges, and two Gustav Stickley works from the Richard Gere collection will be available to bid on during their January 16th Decorative Arts auction out of Cincinnati. Including a large number of ceramic works, high quality furniture, lighting and art glass and fine art, interested collectors can bid on important works from the collections of Richard Gere, Larry Wiist, and a number of Chicago and Cincinnati collections.

In an auction that includes several ceramic works from Rookwood, Rosewood, Weller, Newcomb Pottery, Van Briggle, Niloak, and Fulper, a major highlight of the auction remains the well-preserved furniture examples of Gustav Stickley works from  the collection of Richard Gere – a large cabinet estimated at $15,000 to $25,000 as well as a rare sideboard expected to bring upwards of $10,000. Settees from both Gustav and L. & J.G. are also featured, as well as a rare bench and table by Limbert.

Ceramics are well represented in this auction with 54 offerings of Rookwood vases and 12 colorful examples of Fulper with different glazes and affordable price points. Notable examples additionally include a large and beautiful Newcomb College vase by Henrietta Bailey, estimated at $5,500 to $7,500.

Charming boxes and silver works by Liberty, Camberwell School, Archibald Knox and Gertrude Twichell offer buyers a wide selection.

Lighting by Tiffany Studios is included, with numerous lamps from a Pasadena collection offered from $7,000 to $15,000. A fine Dirk Van Erp copper and mica example from Richard Gere’s collection is expected to bring $10,000 to $15,000.

The auction begins at 11AM EST Sunday January 16th. All lots are available for preview. Please call 513-321-6742 or email [email protected] to arrange a time for private viewing. The sale will be closed to the public but there will be bidding via phone, absentee, and the internet via Live Auctioneers and Invaluable. 

Our picks for the auction are listed below. Photos and descriptions courtesy of Treadway Gallery.




Rookwood Pottery by Sara Sax
Iris glazed ceramic
signed, numbered, dated 1903
12″h x 13″dia

Berger collection, Cincinnati
Robert Bernard collection, Louisville, KY
A Cincinnati collection
Western and Southern Insurance Co.

Estimate: $3,000 – $4,000


Rookwood Pottery by C. C. Lindeman  
glazed ceramic
signed, numbered, dated 1900
4″h x 6.5″dia

Provenance: A Chicago collection




Gustav Stickley
Eastwood, NY
fumed oak
signed with a red decal
62″h x 45″w x 24″ d

Provenance: Richard Gere collection

Condition: Original condition with an original finish. Two half drawers and three full drawers with original wooden pulls, toe board with a slight arch. A very rare form.

Estimate: $15,000 – $25,000



Limbert hall bench
Grand Rapids, MI
Made of oak, marked with Limbert shopmark
41.5″h x 42″w x 18″d

Provenance: A Pasadena collection

Condition: Model #92.  Original finish with a light re-coat of varnish. A rare form.

Estimate: $2,500 – $3,500





Dirk Van Erp
San Francisco, CA
copper, mica
impressed mark
20″h x 18.5″dia

Provenance: Richard Gere collection

Condition: Appears to have the original mica and patina.

Estimate: $10,000 – $15,000

Tiffany Studios
Adams lamp
New York, NY
bronze, glass
impressed mark
17.5″h x 13″dia

Provenance: The Larry Wiist collection

Condition: Original condition. Original glass with no damage. Original patina. Impressed Tiffany Studios/New York/539.

Estimate: $2,500 – $3,500




Tiffany Studios bronze vase
New York, NY
impressed marks
12.5″ h x 5.5″ dia

Provenance: A California collection

Condition: Original patina, a rare example. flower vase, Greek figures, shown in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware #2070 page 441.

Estimate: $5,000 – $7,000


To see the entire catalog, please visit Treadway Gallery’s website HERE.