ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Several prominent lifetime collections of American Brilliant Cut Glass – known as ABCG and hugely popular with collectors – will be sold at auction on Sept. 5, beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m. The sale will be held in the junior ballroom of the St. Charles Convention Center by Woody Auction of Douglass, Kan. A preview will be held Sept. 4, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The centerpiece of the auction will be the lifetime collection of Allan Waldron, a member of the American Cut Glass Association, Lone Star Chapter. “Mr. Waldron consistently upgraded his collection and was able to achieve a level of quality that few collectors can equal,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “He has one of the largest and finest Dorflinger collections we’ve ever offered.”
Also featured in the auction will be pieces from the Roger and Barbara Larson collection, plus two other collections from Florida. “Lovers of American Brilliant Cut Glass will have a field day at this sale,” Mr. Woody remarked. “Two extremely rare Libbey stemware sets in the Cathay pattern, as well as a large selection of seven-inch plates, are just a couple of highlights. Mark your calendars.”
The Libbey stemware sets in the Cathay pattern are exceedingly rare and both were featured in the book Libbey Glass, by Fauster (p. 140 and 340). One is a set of ten 7 1/2-inch signed Libbey rock crystal tall saucer champagne glasses, with allegorical dragon, torch and basket design. The other is a set of ten 6 1/2-inch signed Libbey rock crystal wine glasses. Woody Auction has only sold one such stem in this pattern in over 40 years in the auction business.
Other expected top lots follow. All are examples of American Brilliant Cut Glass, unless otherwise noted.
Vases will include one 9 3/4-inch by 10-inch and one 8-inch by 8 3/4-inch pedestal cornucopia-shaped vase, modified flashed star with Russian, strawberry diamond and fan highlights. Both feature a solid stem and pattern cut base. Other vases include a 13 1/4-inch glass pedestal vase with a huge pinwheel and hobstar base; and a 16-inch bowling pin-shaped vase in the Brazilian pattern by Hawkes.
Punch bowls will be served up in quantity. Star lots include a signed Sinclaire two-part punch bowl with Vintage panels and pine décor; a signed Sinclaire punch bowl in the Intaglio and Brilliant pattern, with delicate and attractive blank; a tall, two-part punch bowl in the Anona pattern by Dorflinger; and a single-piece punch bowl cut by William C. Anderson with intricate carvings.
Other bowls include an outstanding two-part salad bowl in the Wheat pattern by J. Hoare, with terrific blown mold and flawless cutting; a beautiful signed Sinclaire pedestal eggnog bowl featuring a hobstar chain with large panels and feathered ridges; and a signed Sinclaire deep bowl in the Assyrian pattern. Also sold will be a high-quality rolled rim three-part compote in the #161 pattern by Meriden.
Lots expected to get paddles wagging include a 7-inch plate in the Leota pattern by Libbey; a pair of 18-inch wide, five-arm candelabra with hobstar, cane, prism and fan motif; a 10 3/4-inch cheese and cracker server with triple miter-cut center and Wild Rose pattern; and a beautiful 7 1/4 inch green-cut-to-clear decanter with matching stopper and rococo and intaglio floral design, and a perfect handle.
Rounding out the anticipated top lots: a 16 1/2-inch kerosene oil table lamp featuring a Russian cut pattern with star buttons and the original burner; square-shaped humidor in the Marlboro pattern by Dorflinger, with pattern cut lid and sterling collar; an oval-shaped tray in the Coronet pattern by Hawkes; and a 15-inch round ice cream tray and 12 plates, the only known complete Hawkes fruit set.
Online bidding for the auction will be facilitated by Proxibid.com. To bid online, log on to www.proxibid.com/woody. A sales tax of 5.9 percent will be collected on all sales, although current tax numbers will be exempted. Terms are cash, checks with proper ID and major credit cards. A 5 percent clerk’s fee will be added to all sales, but that will be waived if paying by cash or credit card.
Absentee bids will be accepted with a written statement indicating the amount of the bid. The deadline is noon, Sept. 3. All absentee bids will be charged an additional 10 percent of the sale price, plus shipping charges. Supply your full name, address, phone number, auction date, lot number, a short description and bid amount. Send by fax (316-747-2145) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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