Friday, October 16, 2015

C.Z. Guest's Collection of Dodie Thayer Lettuce Ware at Sotheby's

Tomorrow, Sotheby's will be auctioning the inviable collection of Cornelia Guest's Dodie Thayer lettuce ware, acquired by her mother C.Z. Guest. Beginning in the 1960's this whimsical, handmade pottery became a staple amongst Palm Beach society ladies, including Mrs. Guest. Here is a glimpse of the auction's treasures...

You can find a list of the lots included in tomorrow's auction here along with additional Dodie Thayer pieces from the collection of Mary Sayles Booker Braga to be auctioned October 19-20. And it appears Sotheby's has partnered with eBay for bidders who cannot attend the auction... I will take a tureen, please!

C.Z. Guest's collection of Dodie Thayer lettuce ware, via The Wall Street Journal.

In 2012, Sotheby's sold Brook Astor's 218-piece set for $74.5K, and with the overwhelmingly successful release of the Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch collection earlier this year, I predict a tremendous amount of interest in tomorrow's auction. In March, I wrote about Dodie Thayer's coveted lettuce ware and her partnership with Tory Burch. I purchased the plates and serving bowls, and absolutely love them! Now I just need that tureen!


  1. Great post Andrea!
    Am surprised that Cornelia doesn't want it, since she is such a big vegetarian...! :)

    (who was once pushed through a bathroom window in Southampton by Cornelia Guest and Jimmy Hollingsworth...!)

    1. Dean,

      I love this story! I read that she is moving to a farm which she plans to turn into an animal sanctuary, and thus she is parting with many treasures not suited for her new home... But I'm with you... there's no way I could part with the Dodie Thayer!

      The Glam Pad

  2. Andrea I adore this collection of Cornelia's from her Mother as well as the new Tory Burch pieces. This is indeed a lifetime opportunity and I wish I could participate!!

    The Arts by Karena


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