Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Majolica pineapple tea set, $12,100, Strawser Auction

Majolica pineapple tea set

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far
By Ken Hall

Majolica pineapple tea setA George Jones majolica pineapple tea set with 17-inch tray, tea kettle, cream, sugar and flour and cups and saucers sold for $12,100 at a four-day auction held May 20-23 by Strawser Auction Group in Wolcottville, Ind. Also, a watercolor silhouette portrait of a young man, circa 1830, realized $6,500; a 1969 Pablo Picasso “Face” pitcher for Madoura, 12 inches tall, changed hands for $5,300; and a majolica 35-inch-tall pedestal, circa 1875, attributed to T.C. Brown, rose to $9,350. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.