DOUGLASS, Kan. – Woody Auction will present the outstanding American Brilliant Cut Glass collection of William Buschling in a two-day auction slated for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11–12. The sale will be held in Woody Auction’s Auction Hall and online, beginning at 5 p.m. Central time on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
“The William Buschling collection is sure to catch the attention of American Brilliant Cut Glass collectors worldwide,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “Bill’s collection features an exceptional array of quality glass, with a special emphasis on sterling adorned pieces. There are ewers, decanters, vases and more – nearly 650 lots will come up for bid, with priceless beauties throughout both days.”
Most are fine examples of American Brilliant Cut Glass (ABCG) from the collection of William Buschling of Kansas City, Missouri.
Certain to get paddles waving are a Brilliant Period Cut Glass two-handled, green cut to clear loving cup (above), 6¾ inches tall, with an engraved floral and rococo design attributed to Stevens & Williams; and an ABCG pedestal ewer (below), with a reticulated sterling silver foot with embossed spout, handle and flip lid by Theodore Starr Co., 14 inches tall, engraved with a fern design, star diamond and fan highlights.
Beautiful ABCG vases will feature a 22-inch-tall trumpet vase having three sections of hobstar, strawberry diamond, vesica, zipper and fan motif and a large spiral-cut knob stem, plus a huge 8½ inch diameter scalloped hobstar foot; and a 16½-inch-tall vase in the Othello pattern by Clark (below), boasting a step-cut neck, pattern cut rim and a hobstar base. Both are fine examples that would display nicely.
ABCG trays will include an ice cream tray with fishtail design, 16½ inches by 9½ inches, featuring a fantastic cutting of hobstar, vesica, nailhead diamond and star and fan motif, plus beautiful blank, as pictured in ABCG for the Discriminating Collector (page 192); and an ABCG serving tray (below) with an elaborate sterling rim marked Gorham, with a well-cut design of vesica, hobstar, block and miter motif.
Tankards and decanters will feature an ABCG 14-inch-tall champagne tankard (below) with a stag handle, Gorham sterling collar and fittings, a prism and bull’s-eye body with a hobstar base and stirrer; and a finely engraved ABCG liquor decanter, 9½ inches tall, in a wheat pattern with matching embossed sterling flip lid with wheat motif and a heart-shaped locket. The sterling is marked Theodore B. Starr.
Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or collection, call 316-747-2694 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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