The Ann P. and Peter G. Todd Silver Overlay Collection
The couple received their first silver overlay article, a perfume bottle, from Mr. Todd’s mother, Mary Louis Todd, a gift which sparked their interest in the subject.The technique of silver overlay has been around for over 100 years and has always been considered exclusive luxury ware from the beginning because of the very complicated and time-consuming steps of manufacturing. The Ann P. and Peter G. Todd Collection of Silver Overlay Glass comprises nearly 700 examples divided into over 250 lots. The items offered in the session span several styles of the early 20th century such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco, displaying both the breadth and sheer volume of the collection. The Todd’s silver overlay collection is one of the largest to be presented at auction.
Included in the auction are various Loetz silver overlay glass vases such as a double gourd form example in striated purple and abaluster form example stamped La Pierre on scrolling foliate, both with presale estimates of $600 – 800. Another Loetz glass example has an oil spot decoration with a crossed arrows Austria mark on its base ($500 – 700).
A large Rockwell silver overlay glass landscape vase will be offered with a presale estimate of $400 – 600 and an Art Nouveau silver overlay glass decanter, retailed by Black, Starr & Frost will be offered with a presale estimate of $300 – 500.
The collection will be offered as the first session in the Modern Design auction on Thursday, May 12 in Chicago.
Sunday, May 8 | 12pm-4pm
Monday, May 9 | 10am- 5pm
Tuesday, May 10 | 10am- 5pm
Wednesday, May 11 | 10am- 5pm