Boutique Arts and Crafts Online Auction from United Crafts June 1st

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

See the online catalog here on

“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.”

View the online catalog here.

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.

Bids are being taken through The auction will officially start Saturday, June 1st, so place your bids now.

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