MT. CRAWFORD, VA. – Green Valley Auctions set several new sales records for pattern glass at its annual fall auction of early American glass, oil and fluid lamps held at their galleries on September 29 and 30.
More than 4,000 pieces of pressed glass were sold by catalog, block and table lots in three sessions. Featured were the private collections of Bette and Chub Wicker of Millbrook, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Stock of Dillsburg, Pa; and glass de-accessioned by the Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich, Mass., and the Glass Art Center, Newton Centre, Mass. Other collections from across the country were also represented.
A brilliant cobalt blue bellflower spoon holder brought $7,000, a new record for any piece in that pattern. Another spoon holder, a ribbed grape Mount Vernon example in brilliant sapphire blue, fetched $7,750, a new record for a pattern glass spoon holder. A new record for historical glass was also set when a terrestrial globe in fine condition reached $4,000.
The most excrdf_Descriptionent of the day, however, occurred when a rare Sandwich vine goblet with gilt highlights sold for $16,500, eclipsing the previous record of $14,500 for a piece of clear pattern glass – also sold by Green Valley.