The Robert And Carolyn Wilson Collection


A stunning display, of their passion, for collecting only the very best.


To be held at the Elora Community Centre, situated at 60 David St.W, in the town of Elora Ontario


Wed. and Thurs. June 10 and 11, 2009


Beginning at 10AM each day     Preview each sale day from 8AM


We have been asked by Bob and Carolyn Wilson of Burlington Ontario (formerly “The Typical Collector Antiques”) to sell their personal collection of antique art glass and fine porcelain by unreserved public auction. The Wilsons retired from the antiques business a few years ago, after 35 years in the trade as successful dealers and show promoters, promoting such shows as the Royal Botanical Garden show in Burlington, the Guelph show and the Bolton show as well as participating in most of the high end shows in Ontario. Their passion for collecting only the very best in each field of interest is evidenced by the number of quality pieces to be offered in this sale, to include Royal Worcester, Doulton Burslem, Davenport, Moser, Webb, Tiffany, Steuben, Loetz, Cranberry, Mont Joye, early saltglaze, Art Glass and early porcelain.


SIGNIFICANT COLLECTIONS within the collection will include perfumes, inkwells, dresser boxes, biscuit barrels, butter pats, Moser, Bohemian glass, pearl Satin Glass, huge assortment Cranberry glass and large collection of the very best china and porcelain.


A FEW HIGHLIGHTS will include an outstanding burled tea cady from the early Victorian era, a Davenport c1880 21" turkey platter with a pair of pedestal servers, approx. 60 pieces Royal Worcester dating from the 1880’s to include a spectacular lidded urn with owl in flight, lions head milk pitcher, dresser set, several outstanding vases etc., a superb collection of over 60 pieces of Doulton Burslem to include several vases in "Slaters" pattern, platters, pitchers, candlesticks, demitasses, raised decorated plates, nut dishes, biscuit barrels, jam pots and several wonderful miniature vases.

Additional porcelain/china to include several examples of Spode 1847, Derby Repousse, Coalport c1881, a quantity of KPM, Minton HP scenes (1866), a quantity Royal Crown Derby, Limoges, Dresden, Meissen, RS Prussia, Nippon, RS Germany, Wedgewood, early Capo-dimonte, Royal Doulton, Doulton Lambeth, Doulton Flambe, a large quantity of early and rare cups and saucers a collection 150 interesting and unusual butter pats etc.


Cranberry is well represented in the collection with over 150 pieces (many examples by Thomas Webb) to include salts, hanging baskets, sterling mustard pots, an outstanding ladies pocket watch stand, boxes, vases, perfumes, decanters, condiments, tumblers and hard to find pieces all enameled and decorated, plus another (approx 60) pieces of the very finest Moser with many signed examples, dating from 1880’s and superbly decorated, an impressive display of approximately 75 dresser boxes in all shapes and sizes in cranberry, blue, green, ruby, Wavecrest, etc....all highly decorated.

Fine and rare biscuit barrels and mustard pots to include Burmese, Peloton, Thomas Webb, Wedgwood, Doulton Burslem, Nailsea, Cranberry, Monroe (Wavecrest), Mettlach, Satin Glass, etc.


The Art Nouveau period is well represented in glass with Tiffany to include set of 6 salts, open salts, punch cups, exposition bowl, etc., Steuben with 2 silver overlay vases, blue aurene bowl, 8" vase etc., Loetz with a 9" bowl in peacock feather, 6" vase, pair inkwells, a 5 inch Galle vase c1880, a Devez 10" vase and an outstanding 10" Cameo Glass vase plus many other examples.


INKWELLS are highlighted by Tiffany Grecian Key, Loetz ( 2 ), Webb,

Dresden, Satin glass and an exceptional brass combination inkwell and figural candle holder.


Saltglaze is highlighted with Portland; Samuel Alcock, Julius Caesar, Arabia, Gypsy, several Charles Meigh, etc.


There is a small quantity of decorative furnishings to include a 5 piece

Mahogany bedroom suite dating from the early 20th century, a turn of the last century birdseye maple marble top washstand, marble top side table,

birdseye maple dressers, china cabinets etc.


In addition to the antiques, we will offer the Wilson’s display cabinets, table cloths, lighting and related collateral ideal to the trade.

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A full colour catalogue will be produced for this sale at a cost of $35.00 which will include shipping and price key after the auction. Please send catalogue orders to Gerda Potter, 1049 Simmons Rd., Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0



Term: Cash with two forms of ID, Visa, MasterCard and Interac.

          A 10% buyer’s premium will be applied to the hammer price.


Auctioneers: Tim Potter and Cec Knight.


Tim Potter Auction Services

RR2 Odessa Ont. K0H 2H0

(613) 386-3635