Free-blown sugar bowl leading off diverse glass auction

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. — A wide variety of 18th, 19th and early 20th century glass, including a free-blown sugar bowl decorated with undulating swags of white opal loops, will cross the auction block May 15, during Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates‘ Spring Glass Auction.

Important Mid-Western free-blown sugar bowl decorated with opal loops carries a presale estimate of $2,000 to $3,000, and is expected to draw much bidding interest. (Photo courtesy Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates)

Important Mid-Western free-blown sugar bowl decorated with opal loops carries a presale estimate of $2,000 to $3,000, and is expected to draw much bidding interest. (Photo courtesy Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates)

Many of the pieces hail from respected glass collections, both public and private, including those of members of the National American Glass Club. This wide-ranging sale includes important pieces of Midwestern, New Jersey and other free-blown wares; cut and engraved Pittsburgh and New England glass; New England and Pittsburgh blown three-mold and pillar-molded wares; colored New England pressed vases and candlesticks; pressed lacy including two Pittsburgh window panes, one signed “BAKEWELL”, a fine Boston & Sandwich covered vegetable dish and rare cup plates; the Mucha collection of European glass of all types including a large selection of pressed lacy; lighting including whale oil and early kerosene periods; a large selection of 18th and 19th century drinking vessels; open salts including rare lacy, pattern molded, Galle, Tiffany, silver, &c.; art glass including 15+ pieces of Tiffany, a Steuben Millefiori decorated Aurene vase, and a Pairpoint puffy-shade boudoir lamp; a collection of antique & modern paperweights including ex-NYHS examples, South Jersey cologne and toothpick holder with applied opal rim, &c.; whimsies including a collection of darners; flint EAPG including goblets and colored spoon/spill holders; assorted other glass including bottles and flasks, dresser articles, cut overlay, overshot, &c.; a large selection of reference volumes and research materials; plus more.

The next auction at Jeffrey S. Evans is June 22 and focuses on Americana and Fine Antiques, including special sections on Virginia and the South. Prior to that sale, the annual Jeffrey S. Evans Educational Seminar on Virginia Decorative Arts, will be held June 15.

For further information, please go to www.jeffreysevans.com or call 540-434-3939.

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