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Jeffrey S. Evans to auction important 18th, 19th, and 20th century glass & lighting
Fine European historical drinking vessels including American scenes.

MT. CRAWFORD, VA.- Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ first auction of the 2016 season will offer an important and varied selection of 18th to 20th century American and European glass in two sessions.

Session one commences at 12 noon ET on January 29 and will feature over 400 pieces of 18th and 19th century English, Continental, and American glass from the collection of the late J. Anthony “Tony” Stout of Washington, DC. Mr. Stout was a well-respected collector, scholar and author who had a special interest in 18th century drinking vessels. His interest is evident in this auction which comprises more than 200 such examples including 20 engraved pokals, English colored wine glasses, a large number of enamel- and air-twist wine glasses, and many fine engraved beakers and tumblers. A selection of rare 19th century historical drinking vessels includes Americo-Bohemian goblets engraved with scenes of Girard’s Bank & Exchange of Philadelphia and the "Chapel to our Lady, the blessed Virgin Mary at Coldspring" on New York’s Hudson River, as well as other Bohemian, French, and Russian examples. 18th and 19th century decanters are well represented including English and American colored examples and rare Irish decanters with historical engravings. The Friday session will also include Anglo-Irish cut tableware; early lighting including two fine Union Glass Works, Philadelphia cut and pressed whale oil stand lamps; early blown candlesticks; American free-blown wares; blown whimsies and toys including pipes, rolling pins, horns, and canes; plus more.

Session two begins on Saturday, January 30 at 9:30 am ET and will comprise over 2,000 pieces of Victorian, EAPG, and art glass featuring part two of the Mildred & Devero Martin collection of Franklinton, NC, the final installment of the Larry and Diana Nellans collection of Ft. Myers, FL, material deaccessioned from the Strong Museum, Rochester, NY, plus others.

Featured will be a fine selection of Victorian cranberry opalescent glass including collections of Criss-Cross, Coin Spot, and various Swirl patterns; an additional large selection of other blown and pressed Victorian opalescent wares includes sugar and salt shakers, syrups pitchers, cruets, and toothpick holders; other Victorian glass includes a collection of tumblers, barber bottles, Satin and Amberina glass, Phoenix art glass, and many water sets; early American pressed/pattern glass includes ruby stained, vaseline, historical/novelty, custard and other opaque, etc. A selection of European glass including Bohemian/Loetz wares and fine cut overlay will round out session two.

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