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Rare Sinclaire Family Heirloom to be Centerpiece of A.B.C. Glass Auction

by Special to WorthPoint (01/15/13).

An original Sinclaire cherry stemware chest, with 69 rock-crystal stems, was purchased from a Sinclaire relative. It is one of the exceptionally rare centerpieces of the upcoming American brilliant cut glass auction in St. Charles, Mo.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – An original Sinclaire four-drawer cherry stemware chest, stocked with 69 rock-crystal stems in Pattern #105 will be one of hundreds of items up for auction as part of a large sale of American brilliant cut glass on Sat, March 2, 2013, at the St. Charles Convention Center.

This J. Hoare-designed claret jug features a sterling-silver Gorham spout and hinged lid. It is one of more than 400 lots up for bid at an upcoming American Brilliant Cut Glass sale to be hosted by Woody Auction in March.

The event, hosted by Woody Auction, features more than 400 lots of American brilliant cut stemware, jugs, trays, and bowls, many signed and of rare designs. The auction includes pieces from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Dudgeon.

The Sinclaire chest and its contents were purchased directly from a Sinclaire relative, giving the lot an impeccable provenance, according to Woody. It is a first-ever offering of this type from the auction house.

A second piece expected to generate keen bidder interest includes a rare turquoise-cut-to-clear claret jug attributed to J. Hoare. The 16-inch jug boasts an embossed Gorham sterling spout with hinged lid, a pattern-cut handle and a modified Russian zipper and pillar-swirl motif.

“This is an exciting rarity, highly collectible,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction.

The sale will also feature a number of signed Libbey items, including a punch-bowl set in the extremely rare Aztec pattern and a large rose bowl, which Woody says is the “finest it has ever offered.”

The punch-bowl set includes a two-part punch bowl with 12 handled punch cups and matching ladle. The rose bowl, in the Emerson-pattern, was designed by W.C Anderson.

Bidding will begin at 9:30 a.m. (CST), with a preview on Fri, March 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers. Absentee bids will be accepted in writing no later than noon Thurs, Feb. 28.

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