MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will hold an important two-day auction of 19th and 20th century lighting and glass on Oct. 19-20. Both auctions will also be available for live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com
On Friday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. EDT the firm will offer the second half of the distinguished lantern collection of the late Phillip M. Sullivan of South Orleans, Mass. Sullivan was an advanced collector and student of lanterns of all types and amassed a collection of more than 900 pieces. He was a past president of the Rushlight Club and an active member of the International Guild of Lamp Researchers. This auction will include 288 lots comprising more than 450 19th and 20th century lanterns including marine, railroad, pierced tin, onion and blown-molded globes, barn, fireman’s, street, and many colored globes. The firm sold the first half of the Sullivan collection on April 29 of this year.
On Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT the firm will offer 668 lots featuring part one of the exceptional lighting collection of the late Dorothy Gooch of Hopkinsville, Ky.; the final installment of the lighting collection of Abigail and the late Edward Meyer of Plantsville, Conn.; the Victorian glass collection of the late Marge Hulsebus of Redlands, Calif.; and the open salt collection of the late Dr. Leonell C. Strong Jr. of Norton, Va.
The auction will begin with 330 lots of lighting consisting of rare opalescent stand and finger lamps, 10 Atterbury Swan figural stand lamps, other figural glass stems, figural spelter stems including a fine matching pair of Hartford and Chicago Club baseball players, Sandwich including jade green Onion and Triple-Dolphin, cut overlays, rare colored fonts, fluid lamps including an rare starch blue Mount Washington Bigler hand lamp, novelty lamps including Wedding/Marriage and Temple/Applesauce, rare early kerosene bracket and hanging lamps, 16 colored Princess Feather lamps in a variety of sizes and colors, stand lamps with matching patterned chimneys, plus parts and accessories including the Meyer collection of wall match safes.
Lighting will be followed by the Hulsebus Victorian glass collection comprising more than 140 pickle casters including Mount Washington and other art glass, opalescent, enamel decorated, and pressed; over 40 fairy lamps including art glass and figural ceramic; opalescent and other syrups, cruets and shakers. Also awaiting buyers are the Hulsebus and Strong collections of more than 700 open salts including 150-plus fancy Victorian glass master salts, most in metal stands, Tiffany, Daum Nancy, Steuben, other art glass, pressed glass, ceramic and figurals.
“It has been a great pleasure handling the dispersals of the Sullivan and Meyer collections. They were both experts in their respective fields and collected in a very academic manner,” said senior auctioneer Jeff Evans. “We are now honored to be handling the Gooch and Hulsebus collections in multiple auctions over the next two years. Both are among the finest collections of lighting and associated glass ever assembled,” he added.
Additional information is available by calling 540-434-3939.
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