The outstanding single-owner collection of diversified Moser glass from Carol and Leslie Gould will be sold online, without reserves, on Saturday, July 30th, starting at 10 am Eastern time, by Neue Auctions. The collection spans Moser output from the late 19th to the early 20th century, including many fine and rare examples that will be desirable to collectors.
“Carol and Leslie Gould lived and worked in New York City when they met, she as an insurance executive and he a piano tuner and entrepreneur,” said Bridget McWilliams of Neue Auctions. “He had come to tune her baby grand piano. They married soon after meeting and learning they had a shared love of pianos, antiques and rescue pets, then bought a horse ranch in New Jersey.”
Over the years, the couple came to know all of the top glass dealers as their collection grew. And it wasn’t limited to just Moser; they also acquired other glass names as well, including Libbey Nash, Tiffany, Steuben, Charles Lotton and other contemporary makers. Upon Leslie’s death, Carol retired to Cleveland, to be nearer to her family. Now, her entire collection will be offered.
A strong candidate for top lot of the auction is the circa 1930 Moser cranberry glass enameled lamp with domed shade enameled in gilding and applied with sculpted enamel flowers, raised on a baluster form glass base with sculpted enamel floral wreaths and swags, and art nouveau style cast white metal fittings, 25 inches tall (est. $4,000-$6,000).
A circa 1890-1900 Moser vase engraved with a tropical landscape of palm trees centered by a high relief sculpted enamel figure of a striding tiger and a parrot in flight above, 13 inches tall, should reach $1,200-$1,800; while a gorgeous 16 ½ inch tall vase of bulbous cylindrical form in clear glass, engraved with a floral design and marquetry inset with a marquetry carved flower on a slender stem, carries a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$2,000.
To learn more about Neue Auctions and the Moser / Gould auction slated for Saturday, July 30th, starting promptly at 10 am Eastern time, visit www.neueauctions.com. Updates are posted often. Cynthia Maciejewksi, and Bridget McWilliams can be reached by phone at 216-245-6707; or, you can reach them by email, at [email protected] or [email protected]