|Weller stork umbrella stand at Cross Auctions|
One neat piece of Weller pottery was a large umbrella stand with a stork on each side. Most of the professionals were in agreement that it had been extensively restored, but it still went for around $300. A very interesting piece with great eye appeal.
|Various Weller pieces at Cross Auctions|
The Eocean piece was unrestored with a minuscule fleabite to the lip, and the glaze had over a dozen distracting pops all of the way around it. Nonetheless, it still commanded nearly $200 which seemed a bit excessive for the condition. The Hudson piece with daffodils was well-signed and in nice shape, but the bidding got moving pretty quickly. We missed a bid on it and it went for $275 which left our competition with a bit of a bargain. The silvertone wall pocket came in at $150, and by then most of the really nice stuff was gone.
We did not come away with a large amount of stuff, and missed a few deals, but we still feel we did well and that it was well worth the trip.