Strawser was happy with the sale overall. "Ninety-eight percent of the lots offered sold, which was great," he pointed out. Some lots exceeded Strawser's expectations. "The clamshell tureen was a nice surprise," Strawser said. Some fell short. "I had expected the Massier jardinière would have done better. Still, many of the lots sold well above our estimates, so we were very pleased," he added.
Strawser's next majolica event will be held in conjunction with the Majolica International Society's annual convention in Philadelphia. The convention begins October 27, 2011. Strawser's sale will be held at the Alderfer auction facility on October 28 and 29. "The best of the best collectors will be attending the convention and will be at the auction," Strawser said. "We expect to see great pieces going up for bids, as consignors are eager to get their items in front of this kind of audience."
For more information, call Strawser Auction Group at (260) 854-2859 or visit (www.strawserauctions.com).
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