Treadway Offers Art Pottery-Heavy Auction Sunday, Prints & Interiors from Toomey & Co This Week
by Kate Nixon
Decorative Arts Auction – Treadway Gallery
October 17th, 2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Treadway is pleased to announce their October 17th Decorative Arts auction in Cincinnati. This sale includes ceramics, lighting, art glass and fine art spanning multiple movements.
Aside from the many Tiffany Studios, Louis Comfort Tiffany and european art glass works offered, Treadway Auctions will provide works from a number of important collections: the Larry Wiist Collection is responsible for a great majority of works offered, while works from smaller collections like the Richard Gere collection make their mark. The latter of those two collections are represented in two Gustav Stickley billiard chairs (1,000-1,500 each), each signed with red decals. Stickley works also come in the form of a rocker (700-900) and L. & J.G. Stickley settle, dining tables and a set of chairs
An extensive collection of Tiffany Studios lamps from an Ohio collection includes a Linenfold lamp ($12,000 to $17,000) as well many other desk lamps, candlesticks and a wide array of bronze desk pieces including inkwells, letter racks, clocks and frames.
However, it’s the large amount of art pottery offered that “There has always been a keen interest in ceramics since we began 41 years ago in the auction business,” says Don Treadway, owner of Treadway Gallery and Arts & Crafts specialist. “Prior to that, as private dealers at shows or our gallery we found a very good group of collectors for almost any vintage ceramic.”
The ceramic offerings include an impressive number of Grueby and Fulper works in both shapes, sizes, color glazes and price ranges: Fulper vases with a combination of glazes are particularly eye-catching Flambe glazes, making them a great addition to collections of all experience levels. Those interested in Newcomb College ceramics can take note of four vases offered, the most impressive of which is an 11.25” high Marie De Hoa LeBlanc decorated – and signed – vase (15,000-20,000) that was featured in a 1980s exhibit organized by Newcomb College and the Smithsonian Institute. Works by Newcomb College artists Anna Frances Simpson, Emilie LeBlanc and Sadie Irvine are also offered.
The auction begins at 11AM EST Sunday October 17th. All lots are available for preview. Those interested in a preview can call 513-321-6742 or email email@example.com 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.
Prints & Multiples – Toomey & Co Auctioneers
October 13th, 2021 at 10:00 AM Central
Interiors – Toomey & Co Auctioneers
October 14th, 2021 at 10:00 AM Central
Meanwhile, for those collectors who would like to bid on their next great addition to their collection earlier in the week, Toomey & Co Auctioneers will hold two auctions, one on prints and the other on interiors, on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. While both auctions span many different styles, the Arts and Crafts offerings here include works from several prominent printmakers, art pottery firms, metalware creators and of course, Stickley Furniture.
Wednesday’s Prints & Multiples auction will offer works from Frances Gearhart, Margaret Patterson and Helen Hyde to name a few. Notably, two of eight color woodcuts from the Gearharts’ children’s book Let’s Play are offered: the prints were the result of a family collaboration between Frances and her sisters, May and Edna. Helen Hyde’s Moonlight on the Viga Canal — Mexico City, 1912 ($300-$500) is a color woodcut, signed with artist initials and signed Copyright by Helen Hyde, was featured in the Smithsonian publication Helen Hyde: American Print-makers, A Smithsonian Series.
The Interiors auction features early 20th century design, including several pieces of original Arts & Crafts furniture and some recent productions, notably, an early chalet desk by Gustav Stickley and a contemporary drop-front desk from Warren Hile Studio (higher $1,000-2,000). Art pottery from makers like Grueby, Teco, and Newcomb College is available as well as mid-century ceramics from Waylande Gregory, Beatrice Wood, and Edwin and Mary Scheier (highest $800-1,200)
The sales will be held at Toomey & Co. Auctioneers, 818 North Boulevard, Oak Park, Illinois. Preview runs weekdays Wednesday, October 6 through Tuesday, October 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those who wish to preview or attend the auctions must make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; virtual preview is available by request. Clients are required to wear masks on the premises regardless of vaccination status. Bidders may also participate by phone (708-383-5234) or leave absentee bids (email@example.com). The catalogs are posted online at toomeyco.com and early registration is recommended. Alternatively, bids may be placed via two real-time, third-party platforms (LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable).
To see all listings for the Interiors and Prints & Multiples catalogs, click here to visit the Toomey & Co Auctioneers website.