Cut glass can be traced back to 1,500 B.C. Egyptian vessels. In the United States, the first glassmaking factory was established in at Jamestown, Virginia in 1608. However, it was not until 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia that American brilliant-cut glass garnered attention. By the end of the 19th century, cut glass became a symbol of elegance and leisure. The high labor cost involved in the manufacture made it a luxury item. With the outbreak of World War I, the industry could not bear such high labor costs, ending the era of cut glass. The upcoming American & Brilliant Period Cut Glass Auction, presented by Woody Auction, offers over 450 lots of cut glass from the private collection of Mike and Mary Ann Callahan.
Highlighted in the sale is a vase by Sinclaire. Founded in 1904 in New York, the company is known for its geometric and engraved patterns. The available vase bears a holly pattern with crosscut diamond bands. A pair of table lamps by G.W. Huntley Company is also among the key lots, each with fan motifs and pattern cut bases. Ice cream trays, rose bowls, and biscuit jars are also available. Browse the entire collection and register to bid online on LiveAuctioneers.
Lot Categories:Decorative Art (454)
# of Lots:454
Price Range:$10 - $4,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Vase, ABCG, Signed Sinclaire|| Estimate: |
|Table Lamp, ABCG, El Tova Pattern by Clark|| Estimate: |
|Rose Bowl, ABCG|| Estimate: |
|Lay Down Perfume, ABCG|| Estimate: |
|(2) Pair Salt & Pepper Shakers, ABCG, Sterling Lids|| Estimate: |