During the 1970s and 1980s Judy Cronin was widely recognized as the leading dealer and expert in the field of Early American Pattern Glass. Her mentors were renowned dealers George Abraham and Gilbert May, who upon retiring from the business in 1972 sold their entire stock and personal collection to Cronin.
Over the next 20 years Judy bought and sold thousands of pieces of Early American pressed glass including examples of most, if not all, of the great rarities. Specimens retaining her provenance reside in major private and institutional collections from coast to coast.
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates considers it an honor to present Judy Cronin’s private collection at unreserved auction.
Early American pressed glass highlights will include an outstanding selection of colored flint including a possibly unique cobalt blue Horn of Plenty whiskey tumbler (lot 530), a rare canary Comet water tumbler (lot 472), numerous covered egg cups/pomades (example lot 336) and spooners/spills (example 409).
Flint glass pattern will also include Horn of Plenty, Washington (example 645), Waffle & Thumbprint, Early Thumbprint/Argus (example 491) and Bull’s-eye with Diamond Point. In non-flint there are extensive collections of Holly, Feather (colorless, green and amber stained), Frosted Lion, and Bird & Strawberry; rare animal goblets and historical pieces.
Additional highlights include a rare canary Princess Feather Medallion and Basket of Flowers lacy compote (lot 319) and a collection of Sandwich Bear and Cavalier pomade jars (example 322).
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will again be hosting the Early American Pattern Glass Society’s Eastern Regional Meeting in conjunction with this auction. Watch their website and/or www.EAPGS.org for details and registration information.
For details on the auction visit www.jeffreysevans.com or phone 540-434-3939.
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