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DOUGLASS, Kan -- DOUGLASS, Kan. – The sparkle of brilliant cut glass has fascinated collectors ever since it first appeared in the mid 19th century. And the sparkle was great as Woody Auction presented its first live American Brilliant Cut Glass auction of 2020 on Friday and Saturday, March 27th and 28th, online and in Woody Auction’s Auction Hall at 130 East Third Street in Douglass, Kansas

Exquisite pieces of American Brilliant Cut Glass came from several private collections, including that of the late Steve Owlett of Pennsylvania, who eventually began collecting J. Hoare cut glass because his family tree actually included John Hoare. The collection of the late Dr. and Mrs. Elizabeth Dudgeon of Florida featured items that included a Dorflinger green-to-clear vase with gilded sterling top. And lastly, the collection of Roger, Lois, Randy and Deb Rasmussen of South Dakota.

The auction catalog overflowed with 14 punch bowls, 20 ice cream trays, 60 vases, 45 decanters and over 60 pieces of color. Rare patterns such as Pueblo, Wheat, Croesus, Richilieu, Coronet, Persian and Panel all appeared on the auction block, along with a wide array of other notable patterns.

Most of the auction’s expected top lots came up for bid on the auction’s second day, but but the first day had some gems, too, like the American Brilliant Cut Glass (ABCG) ice cream tray in the Wedgemere pattern by Libbey. The superior quality tray, with no chips, cracks or repairs, measured 17 ½ inches by 10 ¼ inches.

Day 2 featured a ABCG round dresser box in a solid gold color with gilt metal fittings, attributed to Union Cut Glass and purchased from the Julian De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. The 3 ½ inch by 6 ¼ inch box had an incredible hobstar, vesica, strawberry diamond, cane, star and fan motif.

A pair of ABCG candlesticks, 11 inches tall, featuring a spiral and teardrop body with a large square base cut in a Russian pattern was the finest pair of candlesticks Woody Auction has sold in the past two decades. Also offered was a deep cranberry engraved to clear Brilliant Period Cut Glass (BPCG) wine stem, signed “W. Fritsche,” 5 ¾ inches tall, with a wonderful floral garland and feather motif.

Steve Owlett collected some truly outstanding examples by J. Hoare, including a turquoise cut-to-clear lily vase in the Russian and Pillar pattern, 13 inches tall, with a large scalloped flashed hobstar foot. There was also a red cut-to-clear basket in the Persian pattern, 8 ¾ inches by 10 ¼ inches by 7 inches, fully cut, boasting a continuous pattern cut handle ith a pattern cut base. And finally an exquisitely cut decanter with pedestal in the Newport pattern, featuring a double facet cut ring neck, triple notched handle and scalloped hobstar foot, an incredible 18 ¾ inches tall.

The auction also featured a rare BPCG handled punchbowl by W. C. Anderson in the Mojave pattern, one of only two known, expertly crafted in two parts, with two large, triple-notched applied handles. Also beautifully crafted was a superior quality ABCG red cut-to-clear water pitcher attributed to O’Connor and made in a design of hobstar in a nailhead diamond and star motif, with a pattern cut handle and a hobstar base.

Other noteworthy lots included a turquoise cut-to-clear ABCG vase by Hawkes in the Venetian pattern, 12 inches tall and showing superb color; and an ABCG round tray signed Hawkes in the Pueblo pattern, also known as Concentric Circles, and a BPCG rock crystal vase signed Webb and W. Fritsche, 8 ¼ inches tall, a fine example with a finely carved water, lily pad, bamboo and bamboo fruit décor, to go along with a superior quality blank.

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