The Andy & Rob Collection of Victorian to Contemporary glass to be auctioned Oct. 5 One of the world’s great private collections of antique and studio glass – the Andy & Rob Collection – will be auctioned in its entirety on Oct. 5 in Charleston. Rarities include Webb English cameo.
exquisite pulled-feather luster epergne, one of only two made by master glass artist Richard Golding of Okra Studios in England. After they were created, both of the epergnes mysteriously disappeared and were believed lost forever. Then one day, Stone said, he and Brunton stumbled upon the epergnes in a dark corner of a Portobello Road antique shop in London. “They had gone unnoticed and unidentified in the shop for two years. We bought both of them based on their exceptional beauty, having no idea of their origin,” said Stone. “Purely by chance, glass dealer Linda Kelsey, a good friend of ours to whom we showed the pieces, immediately recognized them as the work of Richard Golding. She even drove us to his studio, where Mr. Golding confirmed they were his work – artist’s proofs, in fact – and he even signed them for us.” The example in Andy and Rob’s collection was subsequently loaned to a year-long Golding exhibition at Broadfield House.
Highly regarded by art glass aficionados in Europe and the United States, the Andy and Rob Collection will be sold in a live auction on Oct. 5, with all forms of bidding accepted, including absentee and by phone (please reserve phone line no later than Oct. 4). Real-time Internet bidding will be provided by eBay Live Auctions in association with LiveAuctioneers.com. View the entire illustrated catalog and leave absentee bids or sign up to bid live online at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
For additional information, call John Scherz at 256-757-9094 or e-mail email@example.com. To reserve a phone line, call 260-418-6576. Visit Estate Road Show Auctioneers online at www.estateroadshow.com.
Caption for image at top: Ultra-rare 1901 monumental (13 1/2 inch) pinched vase made of a very rare and exotic glass known as Silveria, developed by the famed cameo carver John Northwood II.