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Rare Hawkes Coronet Pattern Tray Tops American Brilliant Cut Glass Auction

by WorthPoint Staff (09/14/09).

This oval-shaped tray in the Coronet pattern by Hawkes was the top lot at an auction of several American Brilliant Cut Glass collections hosted by Woody Auctions, netting $27,000.

This oval-shaped tray in the Coronet pattern by Hawkes was the top lot at an auction of several American Brilliant Cut Glass collections hosted by Woody Auctions, netting $27,000.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – A rare American Brilliant Cut Glass (ABCG) oval-shaped tray in the Coronet pattern by Hawkes was the top seller at a multi-estate sale conducted on Sept. 5 by Woody Auction of Douglass, Kan. The Hawkes tray, which measures 15 inches by 10 ½ inches and was featured in the book “Rarities” by Weiner & Lipkowitz (page 222) garnered a winning bid of $27,000.

The sale comprised several prominent lifetime collections of American Brilliant Cut Glass, which is hugely popular with collectors. The centerpiece was the collection of Allan Waldron, a member of the American Cut Glass Association, Lone Star Chapter. He specialized in Dorflinger pieces. Also featured were the collection of Roger and Barbra Larson, plus two important collections from Florida.

“The quality of the collections is what helped contribute to the strong prices realized at this sale,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. Some 140 people attended the event, while 87 bidders were registered online (through Proxibid.com). “One online bidder from England accounted for around $55,000. That’s a significant amount,” Woody said, adding about 20 absentee bids were successful.

While the Hawkes oval tray was the top lot of the sale, there were many other impressive sales. (All prices quoted are hammer, exclusive of a sliding commission structure. There is no buyer’s premium at a Woody Auction):

Ice cream set.

Ice cream set.

• An ABCG round ice cream tray with 12 plates, boasting a deeply engraved fruit décor and the only known complete Hawkes “Fruit” set, soared to $23,000; a 13-inch-by-15-inch signed Sinclaire ABCG punch bowl in the Intaglio & Brilliant pattern, with a delicate and attractive blank, hit $12,000; and a pair of 20-inch ABCG five-arm candelabra with Hobstar, Cane, Prism & Fan motif made $13,000.

• An outstanding 6-inch-by-13-inch ABCG two-part salad bowl in the Wheat pattern by J. Hoare, with terrific blown mold and flawless cutting, rose to $10,000; an ABCG signed Sinclaire two-part punch bowl (14 inches by 15 inches), Hobstar chain with Vintage panels and vine décor, breezed to $7,000; and a super 14 ¾-inch ABCG round tray in pattern #99 by Dorflinger found a new owner for $8,000.

Punch bowl.

Punch bowl.

• An ABCG tall two-part punch bowl in the Anona pattern by Dorflinger (16 ¼-inches by 13-¾ inches), very rare, changed hands for $11,000; a 4 ½-inch ABCG gold to clear wine glass in the Parisian pattern by Dorflinger climbed to $4,000; and a pair of 7 ¼-inch ABCG Rhine wine glasses in the Wedgmere pattern by Libbey and featuring a superb peti-coat and pattern-cut bases earned a winning bid of $4,100.

• An extremely scarce 5 ½-inch-by-12 ½-inch signed Hawkes gravic glass ABCG two-part, eight-sided salad bowl and matching underplate, featuring deeply engraved fruit with a large Hobstar center, realized $9,000; a 4 ½-inch ABCG blue to clear wine glass in the Parisian pattern by Dorflinger reached $4,100; and a signed Sinclaire ABCG deep bowl in the Assyrian pattern made (5 inches by 10 inches) $3,600.

Two candelabras.

Two candelabras.

• A beautiful 7 ¼-inch green cut to clear decanter with matching stopper with a Rococo and Intaglio floral design and perfect handle commanded $3,800; an extra nice pair of 4 ¾-inch ABCG cranberry to clear wine glasses with Hobstar, Bar and Fan motif and colored Hobstar base hit $3,500; and a fine 8-inch ABCG ovoid shaped water pitcher in the Eulalia pattern by Libbey gaveled for $2,550.

• A pair of 7 ½-inch ABCG tall Champagne glasses with Hobstar, Strawberry Diamond and Fan motif, featuring an apple core stem and scalloped Hobstar base, gaveled for $2,500. The set may be in the Linder pattern by Val St. Lambert; further research is needed. Also, an 8-inch signed ABCG oval-shaped mayonnaise set in the Brunswick pattern by Hawkes, bowl and matching underplate, hit $3,000.

Salad bowl.

Salad bowl.

• Rounding out the top lots: a pair of 4 ½ inch ABCG green to clear wine glasses in the Marlboro pattern by Dorflinger soared to $3,250; a 9-inch ABCG oval tray in the Devonshire pattern by Hawkes, featuring a clear blank, demanded $2,300; and a beautiful 7-½ inch by 12 inch signed Sinclaire ABCG pedestal eggnog bowl, featuring a Hobstar chain with large panels and feathered ridges, brought $2,500.

Woody Auction’s next auction is slated for Saturday, Oct. 17, and will feature Carnival glass, cut glass, R.S. Prussia, lamps and more. For more information, call (316) 747-2694 or e-mail to info@woodyauction.com.

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