Woody Auction Concludes 2022 as The Undisputed World’s Leader in Fine Antique Cut Glass Pieces



Capping the year was an auction held November 12th, in which a round American Brilliant Cut Glass tray in the Hawkes Panel pattern, 16 inches in diameter, over 11 ½ pounds, made $115,500.

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Douglass, KS, USA, December 19, 2022 — Woody Auction specializes in Victorian and pre-1920s antiques, but the firm’s real stock in trade is fine cut glass, which it has been offering at auction for years. This point was driven home over the course of 2022, when the company held four major cut glass auctions that all performed well and contributed to a highly successful year overall.

The first was a two-day American Brilliant Cut Glass (“ABCG”) auction held March 4th and 5th that featured a pair of outstanding single-owner collections. Like nearly all Woody Auction sales, this one was held online and live in the Woody Auction hall located at 130 East 3rd Street in Douglass. And, per usual, all lots were sold to the highest bidder, without reserves.

The collections were those of Ila and the late Joe Lemon, who gathered fine examples of colored stems and great patterns; and Rich and Sandy Encelewski, who insisted that all the pieces in their collection be in outstanding condition. Some smaller collections were also added, pushing the lot count total to more than 500.

Top lots included a signed Egginton pitcher in the Trellis pattern, 8 inches tall, a beautiful example that featured a triple-notched handle and hobstar base ($11,500); and an American Brilliant Cut Glass bowl of exceptional quality signed by Hawkes in the Imperial 2 pattern, 3 ½ inches by 8 inches with deep cutting, from the Lemon collection ($9,200).

To learn more about Woody Auction and the firm’s schedule of upcoming auction events, please visit www.woodyauction.com. Updates are posted frequently.