ABCG cut glass, BPCG glass auction by Woody Auctions
DOUGLASS, Kans. – The lifetime American Brilliant Cut Glass (ABCG) and Brilliant Period Cut Glass (BPCG) collection of Jean Rex of California will be sold without reserve on Saturday, Oct. 20, by Woody Auction, online and in the firm’s auction hall at 130 East Third Street, Douglass, Kansas. The patterns, many of them signed, will include Rex, Kohinoor, Montrose, Columbia, Salem, Ellsmere and Sparkler.
“This collection is full of sparkle, just like Jean,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “She had a great eye and gathered quite an assortment of dazzling pieces such as lamps, punch bowls, vases, trays, bowls and other fantastic items. The wide variety, 320 lots in all, includes some beautiful color cut to clear as well. Collectors will like that everything will be sold to the highest bidder without reserve.”
In keeping with Ms. Rex’s giving nature, the net proceeds of this sale, by her husband, will go to benefit the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of San Diego, in support of a graduate student scholarship program in the name of Jean Rex. Bidders can register and bid online now at www.liveauctioneers.com/woody-auction-llc as well as at https://connect.invaluable.com/Woody.
Cut glass punch bowls
Fans of ABCG punch bowls will be delighted by the selection that includes a 12” by 12” two-part example signed J. Hoare in the Kohinoor pattern, extremely rare with deep cut hobstar and exquisite blank; and a 7 1/4” by 14” one-piece bowl signed Clark in the Waldorf pattern (aka Quattrefoil & Rosette), boasting superb blank and the highest quality cutting.
Another noteworthy punch bowl is the cobalt cut to clear BPCG piece, 11 1/2” by 12”, with hobstar, strawberry diamond, cane and zipper motif, attributed to Val St. Lambert. Also from the BPCG group is a cologne bottle, 6 3/4” tall, deep cranberry cut to clear, with hobstar, kite and fan motif and a ray cut base. The bottle exhibits good fluorescence when put under a black light.
Also set to cross the auction block is a two-light, electrified ABCG table lamp signed Tuthill in the Rex pattern (one of the rarest patterns of lamps available), 20 1/2” tall, as featured in the book Rarities, by Wiener & Lipkowitz (page 116); and a 7”-tall ABCG jug in the Columbia pattern by Libbey, with a pattern-cut handle and exquisite blank. The jug is also featured in the Rarities book (page 139).
The round trays category will feature a 15” diameter ABCG example signed Hawkes in pattern #999, showing beautiful blank, as featured on page 20 in the Hawkes catalog. Also up for bid will be an ABCG round tray, 15” in diameter, signed Sinclaire in the Salem pattern, as shown in Rarities.
ABCG vases will include lot 105 – a 13 3/4”-tall, green cut to clear piece in the Montrose pattern by Dorflinger, with a hobstar base and beautiful shape and color; and lot 286 – a 13”-tall vase in the Trellis pattern by Egginton (patent date of 1908), with a hobstar base and boasting superior cutting.
Absentee bids will be accepted, with a written statement indicating the amount of the bid. The deadline to submit an absentee bid is noon on Thursday, Oct. 18. Absentee bids may be submitted by fax to 316-746-2145, or e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no phone bidding.
A preview will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, from 2-6 p.m. Central time. Online bidders are encouraged to register at least 48 hours in advance. This sale is tax exempt. For more information, terms and conditions, visit www.WoodyAuction.com.