Jeffrey S. Evans to hold early glass auction May 15

From the Lorraine Galinsky collection of antique and modern paperweights including Baccarat and Clichy examples ex-collection of the New-York Historical Society. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

From the Lorraine Galinsky collection of antique and modern paperweights including Baccarat and Clichy examples ex-collection of the New-York Historical Society. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – A Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will auction a wide variety of 18th, 19th and early 20th century glass in its annual Spring Glass Auction May 15.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The auction includes an important Midwestern free-blown sugar bowl decorated with opal loops, formerly in the Strathmann and Robert H. Carew collections. Veronica “Ronnie” Riefler Strathmann of Pittsburgh, Pa., was past president and a long-standing member of the Lowell Innes Chapter of the National Early American Glass Club. Exhibition and publication records for pieces in the Strathmann collection include the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania and Lowell Innes’ Pittsburgh Glass 1797-1891. The undulating swags of white emphasize the size and shape of the bowl, which is estimated to realize $2,000-$3,000.

In addition the auction will include the final installment of the collection and reference library of the late Miriam Mucha, former curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and past president of the NAGC; selections from the private collection of Kenneth Lyon, past president of the NAGC; the Lorraine Galinsky collection of Long Island, N.Y.; the final installment of the Virginia & Vladimir Weiss collection of Audubon, Pa.; art glass from the collection of the late Rudolph Evers; part one of the Wilbur and Jean Rudisill collection of open salts; as well as private collections from North Carolina, Florida, California, Connecticut and Massachusetts; plus other consignors.

This wide-ranging sale includes important pieces of Midwestern, New Jersey and other free-blown wares; cut and engraved Pittsburgh and New England glass; New England and Pittsburgh blown three-mold and pillar-molded wares; colored New England pressed vases and candlesticks; pressed lacy including two Pittsburgh window panes, one signed “BAKEWELL,” a fine Boston & Sandwich covered vegetable dish and rare cup plates; the Mucha collection of European glass of all types including a large selection of pressed lacy; lighting including whale oil and early kerosene periods; a large selection of 18th and 19th century drinking vessels; open salts including rare lacy, pattern molded, Galle, Tiffany, silver, art glass including more than 15 pieces of Tiffany, a Steuben Millefiori decorated Aurene vase, and a Pairpoint puffy-shade boudoir lamp; a collection of antique and modern paperweights including ex-NYHS examples, South Jersey cologne and toothpick holder with applied opal rim; whimsies including a collection of darners; flint EAPG including goblets and colored spoon/spill holders; assorted other glass including bottles and flasks, dresser articles, cut overlay, overshot; and a large selection of reference volumes and research materials.

For more information, call 540-434-3939.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


From the Lorraine Galinsky collection of antique and modern paperweights including Baccarat and Clichy examples ex-collection of the New-York Historical Society. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

From the Lorraine Galinsky collection of antique and modern paperweights including Baccarat and Clichy examples ex-collection of the New-York Historical Society. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Important Midwestern free-blown sugar bowl decorated with opal loops. Strathmann collection; ex-collection of Robert H. Carew. Published: Innes – 'Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891,' p. 102, full-page plate 48. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Important Midwestern free-blown sugar bowl decorated with opal loops. Strathmann collection; ex-collection of Robert H. Carew. Published: Innes – ‘Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891,’ p. 102, full-page plate 48. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Rare Pittsburgh pressed lacy windowpanes, the gothic arch example signed ‘BAKEWELL’ and from the Croghan-Schenely mansion, Pittsburgh. Strathmann collection. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Rare Pittsburgh pressed lacy windowpanes, the gothic arch example signed ‘BAKEWELL’ and from the Croghan-Schenely mansion, Pittsburgh. Strathmann collection. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

From a selection of rare New England colored flint vases. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

From a selection of rare New England colored flint vases. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Selection of art glass including Tiffany from the collection of the late Rudolph Evers. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Selection of art glass including Tiffany from the collection of the late Rudolph Evers. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.