Several collections of Brilliant Period Cut Glass featuring many rare, beautiful, and stunning pieces will come up for bid on Saturday, May 12, 2018, when Woody Auction holds a major public auction at the Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport Hotel, located at 11228 Lone Eagle Drive in St. Louis, starting promptly at 9:30 AM CT. The hotel is situated not far off exit 235-A of Interstate 70.
“This auction is the continuation of the Bill Chandler collection, boasting many important pieces, and will also include the addition of the Stanley and Ruth Gotliffe collection out of New Jersey,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction, based in Douglass, Kansas. “We believe attendees will be surprised and wowed by the amount of quality color cut to clear glass. Many large pattern trays will also be offered.”
As with all sales held by Woody Auction, every item will be sold to the highest bidder, without reserve.
An example of the overall quality of the catalog can be seen in lot 200, a pair of Brilliant Period Cut Glass (BPCG) vases by Dorflinger – one cranberry and one green, both cut to clear – in an unnamed but gorgeous pattern featuring engraved floral with hobstar, vesical and nailhead diamond highlights. The pattern of the vases matches exactly a vase featured in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, presented to the museum by Dorflinger & Sons in 1903. The exceptionally rare vases each stand 11-3/4 inches tall.
Another star lot in the vase category promises to be the rare and colorful 10-inch-tall BPCG turquoise cut to clear vase with crosscut diamond, strawberry diamond and fan motif and scalloped hobstar foot.
Other vases of interest will include a scarce example in the Rose Diamond pattern by Meriden, 11-3/4 inches tall with a hobstar base and step-cut neck, of exceptional quality; and a BPCG pedestal crescent vase, signed Libbey in the Herringbone pattern, with a large scalloped petticoat hobstar foot. The vase, at 12-1/2 inches tall, is the largest size in one of the rarest shapes.
Authentic American Brilliant Period Cut Glass round pattern trays will be offered in abundance, with many having exquisite blanks and cutting. Lots will include an 11-inch tray, signed Hawkes in the Panel pattern; an 11-3/4-inch tray in the Waldorf pattern by Clark (aka the Quatrefoil & Rosette pattern); and a 10-inch tray, signed Hawkes, in the Lattice and Rosette pattern.
Additional BPCG round pattern trays will feature a 12-inch tray in the True Trellis pattern by Egginton, patented on February 4, 1908; and a 15-1/2-inch tray signed Libbey in the Diana pattern, of superior quality and outstanding size; a 14-inch tray in the Wedgemere pattern by Libbey. Also up for bid will be a 17-1/2-inch by 10-1/4-inch BPCG ice cream tray, signed Taylor Brothers in the Bellevue pattern, of top quality.
Brilliant Period Cut Glass pitchers will be highlighted by a rare water pitcher of high quality in the Panel pattern by Hawkes, with a triple notched handle and hobstar base, 10-1/4 inches in height; and a cranberry cut to clear pitcher in the Savoy pattern by Pairpoint, with double notched handle, hobstar base, Gorham #S130 sterling spout and collar, and quality blank. The pitcher stands 10-3/4 inches tall.
Other highlight lots will include a BPCG ice cream set in the Star pattern by Meriden, with a 14-3/4-inch round tray and eight 7-inch plates; a scarce BPCG banana bowl, signed Libbey in the Marcella pattern, one of the great rarities; and an equally hard-to-find bowl in the Imperial pattern by Hawkes, measuring 4 inches by 9-1/4 inches.
Online bidding is available now, at www.liveauctioneers.com/woody-auction-llc. Internet bidders are encouraged to register at least 48 hours in advance of the auction. Absentee bids should be submitted with a written statement indicating the amount of the bid. All absentee bids must be received no later than Thursday, May 10. Bids may be faxed to (316) 746-2145 or emailed to email@example.com.
An auction preview will be held at the venue on Friday afternoon, May 11, from 2 PM to 6 PM CT. As for lodging, guests may book a room at the auction venue – the Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport Hotel – by calling (314) 291-6700 and mentioning Woody Auction to enjoy a special discounted room rate. When calling, have the following discount code info handy: IATA# 99801505, Group Code WA5.
On Saturday, February 24, Woody Auction celebrated the grand opening of its new Douglass, Kansas auction hall with a major antique and fine art auction, one that featured four oil paintings by renowned Swedish-born Kansas painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1946), plus superb collections of Royal Bayreuth, Daum Nancy, Galle, Tiffany, Pairpoint, art glass, period American furniture and decorative accessories.
The new 5,000-square-foot showroom is located at 130 East Third Street in Douglass – south and east of Wichita, not far from Interstate 35 and Highway 54/Kellogg Road. Moving forward, most auctions will be held in the Douglass gallery, starting at 9:30 AM CT, unless otherwise noted.
The firm has a full slate of auctions lined up for the rest of 2018 and into next year. These will include the following: May 26 – Part 1 of the Headlee collection of RS Prussia; June 30 – online-only auction of antiques and other items; July 21 – online-only auction of antiques and other items; August 4 – online-only auction of antiques and other items; August 18 – the Margaret Ireland collection of Carnival glass; September 22 – Part 2 of the Headlee collection of RS Prussia; October 20 – the Rex collection of Brilliant Period Cut Glass; and January 9, 2019 – online-only auction of antiques and other items.
Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or collection, you may call them at (316) 747-2694 or you can email them, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Woody Auction and the Saturday, May 12 auction, visit www.woodyauction.com.