American Brilliant Cut Glass collections in Jan. 21 antique glass auction

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Nearly 450 lots of highly collectible American Brilliant Cut Glass, drawn from several important collections will be sold Jan. 21 by Woody Auction, at the St. Charles Convention Center’s upper level of Grand Ballroom A, St. Charles, Mo., starting at 9:30 a.m. (CST). Internet bidding will be provided by Proxibid.com/woodyauction.

American brilliant cut glass mushroom lamps antique cut crystal  Monumental pair of 23 inch by 14 inch mushroom lamps in the full Harvard cut pattern. Photo courtesy Woody Auction.

Selected highlights include a monumental matched pair of mushroom lamps in the full Harvard cut pattern (each one 23 inches by 14 inches); an 8-inch Straus cranberry-to-clear ball-shaped water pitcher in the Wales pattern by Clark; and a rare 8-inch signed Hawkes panel pattern low bowl with outstanding blank, coloring and cutting.

American Brilliant Cut Glass vases will feature a 12-inch, four-footed, two-handled oval vase with hobstar, strawberry, diamond, star and fan motif, sporting triple-notched handles; a 16-inch tulip-shaped vase with large hobstar columns with notching highlights and a huge faceted cut knob stem; and an exceedingly rare 12-inch bowling pin-shaped vase in the Columbia pattern by Blackmer.

Expected stars of the cut glass bowls category include a 4 inch by 5 inch rose bowl in the Wheat pattern by J. Hoare; a nice square-shaped bowl in the Chicago pattern by Fry; and a signed Hawkes rolled rim bowl in the Queens pattern, with great blank and cutting. Also sold will be a squat-shaped water pitcher in the Niagara pattern with triple notched handle and long spout.

Also offered will be a beautiful 10-inch corset-shaped cut glass cookie jar with complete hobstar, nailhead diamond and lattice design, pattern cut lid and a large hobstar base; and a rare 5-inch pedestal plantation-size creamer and sugar with a hobstar, strawberry diamond, small vesica and fan motif, perfect double-notched handles and fine hobstar base.

A two-part cut glass pedestal punch bowl with hobstar, strawberry diamond, nailhead diamond and vesica motif and pattern-cut pedestal was featured on the front cover of the 1993 Kimberling Cut Glass Collection (sold by Woody Auction). Also offered will be a rare 9-inch by 9-inch footed trough-shaped basket in the Russian pattern, with hobstar cut buttons and facet-cut ball feet.

Phone and absentee bids will be accepted. All absentee bids should be submitted with a written statement indicating the amount of the bid. These must be received no later than noon Thurs., Jan 29. Bids may be faxed to 316-747-2145, or e-mailed. A sales tax of 7.45 percent will be collected on all purchases (current sales tax numbers are exempt).

Learn more about Woody Auction and the upcoming calendar of antiques auctions.

12-inch bowling pin-shaped vase in the Columbia pattern by Blackmer, extremely rare.

12-inch bowling pin-shaped vase in the Columbia pattern by Blackmer, extremely rare.
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12-inch bowling pin-shaped vase in the Columbia pattern by Blackmer, extremely rare.


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