DOUGLAS, Kan. – A two-day auction of American Brilliant Cut Glass (“ABCG”) featuring a pair of exceptional single-owner collections will be held Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, by Woody Auction, online and online. live in the Woody Auction Room at 130 East 3rd Street in Douglass. Tee times are 5:00 p.m. Central for March 4 (lots 1-150) and 9:30 a.m. Central for March 5 (lots 151-508).
The collections are those of Ila and the late Joe Lemon, who have collected fine examples of colorful uppers and large patterns; and Rich and Sandy Encelewski, who insisted that all pieces in their collection be in exceptional condition. Some smaller collections have also been added, bringing the total lots to over 500. All lots will be sold to the highest bidder, with no reservations. Mark your calendars.
“Cut glass auctions are always a thing of beauty, and when long-standing collections come together and are combined, the splendor can be overwhelming,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction, who has been organizing sales for years. cut glass auction featuring beautiful lifetime collections. “The Lemon and Encelewski collections rank among the best. The fact that both are offered in one sale is nothing short of remarkable.
Lots to watch include a bowl in J. Hoare’s Wedding Ring pattern, 9 ¾ inches in diameter, having an exquisite white; a 14-inch diameter round tray in Elite’s Expanding Star design, also featuring a beautiful blank; a signed Clark vase in the Othello pattern, 17 inches high, with a hobstar base and a stepped neck; an ice cream set (tray and six matching plates) with the Star de Meriden motif; and a Persian motif oil lamp, 13 ½ inches high, without chimney, removable oil fountain and mounted metal base.
Vintage brilliant cut glass decanters and sets will feature a red to clear cut in the Cane pattern fluorescent under a black light to indicate it is American, with a patterned cut stopper and sold with ten matching wine stems; and a clear-handled apricot cup, 11 inches high, with a beautiful Theodore B. Starr-marked embossed floral sterling silver lidded spout and scalloped pattern cut foot.
Also on offer will be a BPCG Moser pedestal carafe, 15 ¾ inches tall, with an immaculately engraved cup depicting a man and woman courting near a fountain and lake with swan and tree reflections, l ‘artist marked “RS”; and a set of six BPCG cranberries cut to clear wine stems, 5 ¼ inches tall, each having interlocking rings with hobstar and cane highlights, a diamond-cut rim, and a colorful six-petalled stem.
Woody Auction points out that if a piece is labeled “ABCG”, it means that Woody Auction is satisfied that the piece is 100% American Brilliant Cut Glass. If a piece is labeled “BPCG”, Woody Auction is certain the piece is shiny vintage cut glass, but it may (or may not) be American. And if a piece is simply labeled “Cut Glass”, Woody Auction makes no warranty. as to the age or manufacturer of the item.
Glass has been around for 3,500 years and cut glass about half that time (dating back to ancient Egypt). But for one glorious moment in time – the “shining period”, spanning less than half a century, from 1876 to the start of World War I – less than ten cut-glass makers in the United States produces the majority of wonderful ABCG examples. which had no equal anywhere in the world and which are coveted today.
People can register and bid online now at www.liveauctioneers.com/woody-auction-llc. Bidders are encouraged to register at least 48 hours in advance. There are no buyer’s fees for bidders who show up in person and pay by cash or check. Online bidders will be charged a 20% buyer’s premium (or they can pay cash or check for a 15% buyer’s premium).
Bids from absentees will be accepted, with a written declaration indicating the lot number and the amount of the bid. The deadline for submitting an offer by correspondence is Wednesday, March 2 at noon. All proxy auctions will be charged a buyer’s premium of 15% of the sale price (or 10% if paid by cash or cheque). Mail-order offers may be faxed to 316-746-2145; or by email at [email protected]
Telephone auctions will be available for lots with a low estimate of $750 or more (low estimate can be found on LiveAuctioneers.com). Submit your auction listing by phone to [email protected] by noon Tuesday, March 1, and please include your name, full address, primary phone number, and backup/secondary phone number. You will receive a phone call to confirm receipt of your phone offers.
For accommodations, there are three hotels in the area that are convenient for the meeting location: The Comfort Inn, in Augusta, Kansas (316-260-3006) (mention Woody Auction for queen single room rate or $79 king); the Holiday Inn Express, in Andover, Kansas (316-733-8833); and the Hampton Inn, in Derby, Kansas (316-425-7900). All are within a 15-20 minute drive from Woody Auction.
Woody Auction’s 5,000 square foot auction room is located at 130 East 3rd Street in Douglass, Kan. – south and east of Wichita, not far from I-35 and the freeway. 54/Kellogg Road. The company has many other sales planned for the spring, including an antiques auction on Saturday March 19 and an antiques auction on Saturday April 2. Both will take place online and live in the gallery, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Central Time for both.
Woody Auction is still accepting quality submissions for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, please call (316) 747-2694; or, you can email them to [email protected] To learn more about Woody Auction and the two-day American Brilliant Cut Glass (“ABCG”) auction scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, please visit www.woodyauction.com. Updates are released often.
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