THE ESTATE OF
WALTER J. JOHNSON
2001
CINCINNATI, OHIO

"A REMARKABLE ARRAY FROM 19th CENTURY TO CURRENT DAY"

MR. WALTER J. JOHNSON, KNOWN NATIONWIDE AS A COLLECTOR OF FINE ANTIQUES, WAS ONE OF CINCINNATI'S MOST COLORFUL PERSONALITIES. KNOWN THROUGH 'TRIVET ANTIQUES,' HE LEFT A  LEGACY OF FINE  ART, SUPERB ANTIQUES, DECORATOR ITEMS & ECLECTIC COLLECTIBLES.


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SELLING SATURDAY

GLASS: Cut crystal; Satin pcs; Ribbon, more.. Mille Fiore; Erly ptrn glass cake plts; Dep pcs; Fenton: Coll of new cranberry coin spot also blue milk glass.. Many unusual & lrg pcs; Murano glass animals, figurines, bskts; Many 50's pcs; Bristol..FINERY: Fancy Czech urns; Bavarian china: Vases, Plates, Pin trays.. Nippon pcs; 70pc Sebring Ohio, Limoges, Bel Clare ptrn; Blue Delft; Many porcelain figurines & Hnd pntd Sessions clock; Wedgwood Jasper; Many Oriental decoratives; Many gilt-type cherubs; Mosaic frames; Lrg ceramic pedestals; Many cloisonné pcs.. LAMPS  & LIGHTING: Decorative leaded glass tbl lamps; Floor lamps; Sconces; Many items.. ARTWORK: Large Quan of Artwork from Many Eras: Prints, Orig art; Many sgnd pcs by R. Walker; Frames.. MORE: Linens; Household items incl pots, pans, china, glasswre.. 5Pc 1950's bdrm; Box after box after box of collectibles & decoratives.. 

COLLECTIONS

PAPERWEIGHTS: [80+]: Sell at 1:PM in 2nd Ring: Baccarat Ltd. Ed. Sulfide: J. Monroe, JFK, E. Roosevelt, John Paul XXII.. Whitefriers: Liberty bell & 3 Wise men. Orient & Flume, Sev Lotton art glass, St. Clair, Millifiore, End of Day, Dbl Overlay, Iridescent, Florals.. COLLECTOR PLATES: [Sell in 2nd Ring approx. 1:30 PM] Many Royal Copenhagen blue & whites; Bing & Grondahl; Many Hibels incl book of lithos; Many C. Williams; Wedgewood; Mildred Seeley; Bavarian; Christmas; Haviland; Hummel Plates: '71, '72, '74, '75.. MORE COLLECTIONS: Trivets; Thimbles; Unique Teaspoons Including Figurals; Nigerian Beaded Wedding Belts; African Carved Figurals; Hens, Ducks, Birds On Nests; Daisy & Button Pattern Hats, Shoes.. Bells;  Malachite Animals & Figurines; Porcelain shoes; Lefton Birds & Figurines; Multitude of Xmas Items: Standing light-up Santa; Ornaments; Trees; Santas; Porcelains.. 

SELLING SUNDAY

IMPORTANT PORCELAIN OFFERING

3 MONUMENTAL MEISSEN EXAMPLES

Meissen Center Urn, 28"h, Bolted w/lid, Front reserve of molded & relief battle scene w/18C soldiers on horseback w/several lrg applied figural groups incl: Soldier w/helmet, Sword, Spear, Gun & Drum, Draped putti; Suit of Armour, Battle flags, Drums, & Trumpet, Also shackled Mongolian figure, raised Rococo accents, Rear includes a royal blue matt-finish cartouche reading 'Dieuetmon Drott'.  Blue cross sword mrk, incised No. 321, impressed 45.  Urn sits on & sells w/ Saxonian Porcelain Factory/Carl Thieme footed base w/applied floral decor, Superb Example In Great Condition

Meissen Ewer, 25"h, 7 Applied figures incl: putti w/musical instruments, Queen, Peacock, Relief birds in flight, Underlay of multi-colored feathers, royal blue 'drape' handle & insect accents, incised No. 327,  Superb Example In Remarkable Condition

Meissen Ewer, 25"h, Central reserve of tall ships w/applied figures incl: Seahorses, Neptune w/metal spear, Mermaids, Draped putti & Dolphins atop sea grasses. Brilliant green 'seaweed' handle, large conch shell to top. Insect accents incl dragonfly, minor losses, incised 320, Superb Example In Good Condition;

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MORE QUALITY PORCELAINS

Pair c.1870 Dresden-style 7-lght candelabras w/elaborate figural & floral appliqué, Rococo accents, 25+"h, Ex con, Outstanding; Pr. c1885 oil lamps w/4 putti supports, applied floral bases & Rococo work, possibly Sitzendorf, Ex Con; Pr Paris production figures in 18C formal attire, 28"h, Outstanding; Pr c1880 Paris production figures 12"h, sgnd; c.1880 French-style bisque centerpiece w/3 cherubs & birds,12"h; HP Limoges plates of Napoleon & Josephine, cobalt borders; Pr Coalport comports w/twisted fish stems, 10", one as is; c.1860 French 4-lght candelabra w/bisque figure, 20"h; c.1875 French bisque figure, 21"h; c.1875 2 Pr figures 16"h; c.1880 German courting scene w/2 figures; c.1895 Oriental woman w/bskts 9"h, Kister, Germany; Great Wallendorf Art Nouveau figural w/2 swimmers; Cybus bust of G. Washington; Royal Dux parrot, 18"l; 5 Vienna-style Czech portrait plts; Figural lamp, 16"h; Shoe on pillow; Nice group of elegant transfer plts; Music box w/morning glory horn, as is; More porcelain not described.. 
FURNITURE
Elegant fully carved console tbl w/7 legs, carved & gilt wooden drapes of overlapping leaves & berries 'woven' through legs & skirt w/scroll & bead work, massive marble top, , Exceptional Table; Early serpentine vitrine in gold finish w/5 hand painted Bombé panels of cherubs & women, extensive ormolu mounting incl 4 large Ram's heads, glass top w/fancy brass gallery, Outstanding Large Case;  French vitrine, serpentine form w/marquetry to Bombé fronts, heavily carved feet & knees, beaded edging & ormolu ribbon accents, Outstanding Cabinet: Gold finish serpentine step-side display cabinet w/ornate carving; French style ormolu mounted MT sideboard w/checkerboard inlay; Erly petite settee heavily carved w/grotesque animal head; French 3-drwr MT chest w/ormolu mounts & marquetry front; Fancy ormolu-mounted game tbl w/brass chariot inlay; Pr heavily carved walnut standing display cabs 5'h; Sev formal chrs w/carved wood-wrap trim incl bare breasted women; Blackamoor side tbl w/trompe l'oeil tbl cover; Fancy French 3pc formal set; Early Victorian Rosewood: MT Commode, Pr fancy carved side chrs; Mah Pembroke tbl w/string inlay, top as is; Black lacquered Oriental standing showcase; Two mahogany MT side tbls w/brass galleries; 7pc French Prov bdrm w/fancy trim; Fr. Provincial commode; 2-Tiered brass & marble tbl on claw/ball feet; Fancy petite mah ormolu-mounted display case; Pr mah 'Louis XV' glass top display tbls; Pr Heavily carved MT 2 leg side tbls in gold finish; Unusual carved walnut corner curio cabinet; Pr matched lacquered Oriental side chrs w/pntd landscapes; Fancy carved high-back sofa; Heavily carved French child's formal chr; Pr. Overstuffed leather chr.. Pedestals: Ormolu-mounted green marble & Black wooden; Oversized Bombé.. Rugs: Semi-Antique Orientals incl: Room size, several nice area.. 

LAMPS & LIGHTING

Pair of standing Blackamoors w/orig shades, figures 54"h, total height 6', Outstanding;  Ornate 6-lght floor lmp w/150+ crystals; Pr ornate 5-lght torchiere w/gold draped bases & tops, reeded stems, 6'h; Many brass & etched glass lamps atop marble bases incl 36"h w/lustres; 30" 5-lght candelabras on urn bases; 18" Candelabras w/draped women stems; Pr brass marble based 2-lght electric candle stands w/oval Wedgwood cameo center plaques; Lrg cloisonné w/crows on snow covered branches; Rare elephant oil lmp 12"h; 17" Sandwich glass banquet, Great; Bronzed base peacock w/glass bead tail feathers; Pr 20" Lustres; Old brass tbl lmp w/heart finial & crystals; Pr of Astral shades; Brass on marble lustre w/etched shade; 36"h Heavy brass banquet, later; Two modern Mille Fiori  22" & 12"h; Cased: Cranberry to white beaded column & Blue rose ptrn; Italian metal daffodil chandelier; Emerald glass hangng lustre; Art glass lamps..  Mid 20C Slag Glass Tulip Shade Lamps:  Pr 9-lght beaded floor lamps, Great; 10-lght tbl on brass lily pad base; 10-lght twist stem floor; 5-lght floor w/Rococo style leaves; 3-lght 24"h tbl on lily pad base.. 

PAINTINGS & ART

O/C, Outstanding large portrait of seated man in 19C attire w/open book, world-class old NYC frame, 49" x 36", unsgnd, Terrific execution, exceptional 19C work; O/C, A. Fickert, Portrait of young man in formal attire, Van Dyck copy, sgnd, 40" x 30"; O/C, George Appert, French, Stately gentleman, sgnd & d.1906; Lrg O/C, Italian, Harbor scene; O/B 'Madonna della Farfalla", by Pompeo Coccia, Rome, d.1960;  Petite portrait on ivory w/ivory frame; Surreal gouache w/figures by Henry Faulkner, Lexington, KY, lstd, sgnd, 30" x 24"; O/B sgnd E.A. Burbank, lstd, River scene; O/B Leo Murphy, Cinti, "Young Girl"; Jackson Grey Story: Indian Print, #1/500; C&I "The Evening Prayer"..

PHOTOGRAPHS, AUTOGRAPHS, ETC.

Sgnd note by J.H. Sharp on Cinti Art Academy stationery; Sgnd note by H.F. Farny; Several autographed photos of Liberace, also Jane Morgan.. Note signed by Van Cliburn d.1962; Sev framed historical Cinti Enquirer front pgs; Set of 6 Art Deco menus from the S.S. Lucerne d. 1955.. 

ELEGANT GLASS

Pr 6-lght bow arm Candelabras 24"h; 20" Candelabras w/chained crystals; Ornate 7-light Vict crystal candelabra 26"h; Pr. Outstanding French Art Deco glass trumpet vases, etched mrk; 22" & 12" Fancy mantel lustres; Comport w/hand painted fox w/duck in mouth; Cased pink cameo vase 10"; Excellent ruby glass pitcher w/linear dsgn; Cut Crystal: 12" covered server & set knife rests; Cruets: 4 Burmese, 2 w/applied decoration, Gold Bohemian, Fry.. Tumblers incl: Cased, Nailsea, Etc., Quilted cased vases & Later Bohemian glass: Pr Fenton ruffled 9" vases; Venetian stems, compote; Fancy decanters; Stems; Hand pntd portrait vase; Amber ribbed 9"h covered jar; Pr Cranberry IVTP candy dishes & 10" ptchr; Dolphin candlesticks; Cranberry castor bottle; Sev art glass stoppers.. 

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FINERY & CHINA

45" Dramatic spelter statue of Draped Goddess w/floral-wreathed torch w/8" sgnd Quezal ovoid shade of gold iridescent glass w/violet & aqua highlights in pulled-feather decoration; Sterling: 37 pcs Reed & Barton flatware; Pr 3-lght candelabras 17"h, split to one base; 2 Trumpet vases; Sev pcs Kinsey flatware; 2 Cup demitasse cup holders w/Lenox inserts.. Sev Marble-based Girandoles; Marble-base figural compote w/lustres; Brass & marble 5-lght candle stand 32"h; Pr lrg brass cherub & ribbon sconces; 5-lght Brass candelabra w/infants & hangng lustres; Pr 7" Majolica vases; Teplitz vase, gold-applied blossoms & butterflies, sea shell rim & handle, 18"h, Outstanding Vase; Amphora vase; Sets of bone dishes; 10+pc English lustre ware; Wedgwood; Rosenthal angel; 6 mini ash trays mrkd, KPM, Holland; RS Prussia hatpin holder; Erly Royal Doulton hot plate; Lenox 9" cvrd jar; Parian statue of nymph, 16"h; Pickard C&S; Bavarian HP moustache cup & underplate; Vict tall candlesticks; Carved marble figure of mouse & cheese; Jade figures... 

FANCY COLLECTIBLES

Collection of 10+ framed formal fans: Mother-Of-Pearl, Hand painted.. Several great Kugels w/orig brass & paper labels, 12". 10", etc.. Copeland "Winston Churchill" pitcher, Great; 3" Weller dragonfly; Royal Doulton: Mr. Bunnykins, Make Believe; Beatrix Potter Bewsick animals; Lladro Baby on Pillow; Royal Worcester Fox; English Toby's; Daum 'Patte De Verre' G. Gershwin collector plate, c.1960, IOB; 20+ 3"-4" bisque Cupie Dolls; Wade Viking ship; Goebel: Mare w/foal & Fife player 9"h; 2 Porcelain jointed dolls, later; Sev lots sterling & costume jewelry..

GARDEN URNS & STATUARY

Great Offering: 5'h Marble fountain w/3 bare breasted ladies; Metal tropical birds; Metal Dolphin; Concrete bust of "Pan" w/flute; Pedestals.. Cast Iron: Life-size buck deer; Many lrg urns incl swan ped & Lrg ornate hndls, Lrg rectangular planters; Tbls; Chrs; Wrought iron plant stands.. 

THE ORIENT

Lacquered chest w/animal pnls; Pr ornate silk sashes; Lrg brass statues; Many Buddhas.. Carved & pntd fern stands incl cloisonné topped; Hangng display case; Jade art plaques; Heavily carved plaques; Lrg ceramic Foo Dog; Brass shoes; Masks.. 

CLOCKS

Ornate Cloisonné & brass; Mid 20C burled walnut Grandmother's, tag reads "Jas Spondlow Brandon"; Great ceramic-faced w/cherubs & bearded man, 20C Euro.. 

AMERICANA & ECLECTIC

Fine Vict multiple image CDV frame; 2 Cinti cologne bottles: "Louis Heister, 7th & Elm"; Stereoscope & cards; Sleigh bells; 2 Sets of bronzed motorcycle boots on marble bases, plaques read "Stud California Angels" & "Little Ray Renegades"; Mini leather boots; Framed 1960's "Crazies" button; African masks & Carvings.. Lrg ceramic animals incl: Leopard, Spaniel, Pug dog.. Child's vintage navy jacket...

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THE ESTATE OF WALTER J. JOHNSON, JUDY KLEFAS, ADMINISTRATOR, HCPC#996573

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