American Brilliant Period Cut Glass Set to Dazzle at Brunk Auctions

  • ASHEVILLE, North Carolina
  • /
  • June 07, 2018

  • Email
American Brilliant Period Cut Glass at Brunk Auctions this July
Brunk Auctions

Brunk Auctions will be hosting their next auction on July 12 – 14, 2018. Over the course of three sessions, more than 1,500 lots will be sold.


Starting the auction on Thursday, July 12th is over 500 lots of American Brilliant Period Cut Glass. Multiple estates and collections will be featured, including:


  • The Collection of George Siek, Founder of The Museum of American Cut & Engraved Glass
  • Property from the Collection of G. C. Whiticar, Stuart, Florida
  • American Brilliant Period Cut Glass Collection of R. Gray and Suzanne Sexton
  • Private Collection, Texas
  • Private Collection, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Private Collection, South Carolina


Brunk Auctions recently sold a Rare Dorflinger “Montrose” Punchbowl Set from the collection of George Siek for a staggering $114,000. Over 100 lots from the Siek Collection were sold at Brunk Auctions in July 2017, with the remainder of his collection being offered in the upcoming July 2018 Auction. Competitive bidding on his iconic collection led to a 100% sell-through rate.


Among the top lots from The Collection of George Siek in the upcoming auction are a Turquoise Hawkes Brilliant Period Cut Glass Ewer and a Hawkes ‘Panel’ Punchbowl Set. His collection will total over 200 lots in the July Auction.


Included in the Property from the Collection of G. C. Whiticar is a Palm Shell Pattern Ice Cream Tray designed by Thomas Singleton and attributed to the Ohio Cut Glass Company.


The top lots from the American Brilliant Period Cut Glass Collection of R. Gray and Suzanne Sexton include a J. Hoare Cut Glass Ewer and an ‘Alhambra’ Pattern Sterling and Cut Glass Pitcher by Meriden.


From the Private Collection, Texas is a green, cranberry, and amethyst Dorflinger “Montrose” pattern bowl and a Hawkes ‘Pueblo’ tray.


Cut glass lots offered in the July 2018 Auction at Brunk Auctions will be sold without pre-auction estimates. Many of the offerings are one-of-a-kind or extremely rare and have no comparables in the marketplace. Bidding will be available in-person, by phone, absentee, via the Brunk Auctions website, and live via the internet at


Over 100 additional lots of cut glass will be offered exclusively on Bidsquare in an online-only auction ending on Sunday, July 15th.


For more information on the auction, or for assistance with bidding, contact Silvia Kennedy at or Franklin Gunnells at They also may be reached at (828) 254-6846.

Brunk Auctions
PO Box 2135
Asheville, North Carolina
(828) 254-6846
About Brunk Auctions

Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and professionalism. Bob brought to bear his experience as an anthropologist, writer and professional woodworker, an unmistakable combination of skills that continue to illuminate catalog entries and elucidate auction-goers. Bob is now a valued consultant and continues as auctioneer. Andrew Brunk joined his father in 2005. His curatorial experience has brought additional focus on research and connoisseurship. His experience as the head of the American furniture department at one of the world’s largest auction houses has allowed us to continually align ourselves with the best in the business – in terms of expertise and exceptional client service.

Tags: glass

  • Email

ARTFIXdaily Artwire