Magnificent ABCG claret jug by J. Hoare realizes $75,000 at Woody Auction, Mar. 2 A magnificent 16-inch American Brilliant Cut Glass turquoise cut to clear claret jug attributed to J. Hoare sold for $75,000 at an auction held Mar. 2 by Woody Auction in St. Charles, Missouri.
News-Antique.com - Mar 07,2013 - (ST. CHARLES, Mo.) – A magnificent 16-inch American Brilliant Cut Glass turquoise cut to clear claret jug attributed to J. Hoare sold for $75,000 at an auction held Mar. 2 by Woody Auction at the St. Charles Convention Center. The jug – boasting an embossed Gorham sterling spout with hinged lid, a pattern cut handle and a modified Russian zipper and pillar swirl motif – was easily the auction’s top lot.
Just over 400 lots of American Brilliant Cut Glass (ABCG) came up for bid in a sale headlined by the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Dudgeon. About 150 people, holding 82 bidder numbers, attended the event in person, while another 350 bidders participated online, through LiveAuctioneers.com. Around 24 absentee bidders also took part. There was no phone bidding. It was an absolute auction – all lots sold.
“Sellers can be a little leery of an auction without reserves, but this sale proved that if you have quality merchandise to offer, you’ve got nothing to worry about,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction, based in Douglass, Kan. “We were very pleased with the outcome, both in terms of high prices realized and the tremendous turnout of live and online bidders. The success reflects the quality we were selling.”
Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted are hammer, exclusive of a sliding commission structure. There is no buyer’s premium at a Woody Auction.
A signed Libbey punch bowl set in the extremely rare Aztec pattern, with a 14 inch by 15 inch two-part punch bowl with twelve handled punch cups and matching ladle, soared to $35,000; and an original four-drawer cherry wood stemware chest, stocked with 69 rock crystal stems in Pattern #105 (as featured in Sinclaire, Vol. I, pg. 24), brought $25,000. The glass lid lifted to reveal a mirrored base.
An exquisite 12 ½ inch signed Tuthill round tray in the Rex pattern, having one of the clearest blanks ever seen on such an example, changed hands for $23,000; and the finest rose bowl Woody Auction has ever sold at auction – a massive 7 ½ inch by 10 inch signed Libbey bowl, cut in the rare Emerson pattern designed by W.C. Anderson, one of the true cut glass rarities – hammered for $18,000.
A super 17 ½ inch by 10 inch ice cream tray with twelve plates in the Wedgemere pattern by Libbey, with all of the 7-inch plates in outstanding condition and the overall set in great condition, breezed to $10,000; and a 13 ¼ inch round tray with six 7-inch plates having a flashed hobstar center surrounded by interlocking vesicas featuring cane and diamond point highlights topped out at $9,500.
Two lots posted identical prices of $5,500. The first was a hard-to-find bread bowl in the Columbia pattern by Libbey, measuring 11 ¾ inches by 7 ¾ inches and boasting a brilliant blank and fine cutting. The second was an attractive 14 ½ inch signed Tuthill flared vase in the Wild Rose