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Douglas, Kansas - An outstanding seven-piece solid sterling silver tea set by the Loring Andrews Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, brought $14,000 at a huge, two-day auction held November 9th-10th by Woody Auction, online and in their gallery in Douglass, Kansas.

The seven-piece sterling silver Loring Andrews tea set included a rarely seen solid sterling tray measuring 29 inches across and weighing over seven pounds. With a total weight of over 321 troy ounces), the circa 1910 tea service hammered for $14,000.

The auction also featured the vast music box, phonograph, cabinet and furniture collection of Don and Carrol Lyle. This also included a doll collection; 1st edition proof sets, a fine selection of Mt. Washington and Burmese art glass, an historic Matthew Brady traveling photograph set; and Native American jewelry.

Over 680 lots came up for bid over two days. Three lots posted identical selling prices of $5,500. One was a Grand Baroque sterling silver flatware set by Wallace, comprising 204 pieces and a total overall weight of 10,274 grams. Included in the service was a handsome wooden silver chest with a lift top and two additional drawers housing the set.

The other two lots were an English cameo figural swan head laydown 9-inch perfume bottle with a cranberry body having exquisite cameo carved white overlay boasting fantastic detail, plus a silver flip lid; and an English cranberry opalescent art glass two-tier epergne, consisting of a silver centerpiece with center bowl surrounded by several small dishes, and having nine baskets and one lily.

Additional star lots included an Edison Model A opera music box in a mahogany case and with original mahogany cygnet horn ($4,250); a vintage 18kt yellow and white gold pin containing 45 diamonds, 14 sapphires, 10 emeralds and 8 rubies ($5,200); and a rare 7 ½ inch tall Galle French cameo “applique” pitcher with a textured body, vivid applied seahorses and sea urchin base ($5,000).

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