Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Announce an Outstanding Auction of 18TH & 19TH Century Glass and Lighting, May 20, 2020

  • MT. CRAWFORD, Virginia
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  • April 16, 2020

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Many colored flint glass vases
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will conduct their 21st annual spring auction of 18th & 19th century glass and lighting on May 20th beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET. The sale will featuring part one of the collection of the late Alexander Hierholzer (Holt) and Harry Saunders, Philadelphia, PA: the Duane Sand collection, Eureka Springs, AR; the cup plate collection of the late Dolores J. Bowler, Ayer, MA; the collection of Lynne and the late Philip Blaker, Austin, TX; material from the Thomas Bredehoft collection, Saint Louisville, OH, and the Harold Smalley collection, Osterville, MA; property of the Russell and Doris Evitt estate collection, Jackson, CA; material deaccessioned from a private institution to benefit its Conservation and Acquisitions Fund; plus others.

From a large collection of 18th & 19th century wine glasses
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

The auction will comprise free-blown and pattern-molded glass including lily-pad decorated and Midwestern examples; pillar-molded wares including many rare colored examples; a fine collection of colored pressed flint glass including many rare vases and candlesticks; lighting devices from the whale oil, fluid, and early kerosene periods including fine cut overlay examples; pressed lacy-period glass including open salts and rare colored pieces; an extensive collection of over 1,000 cup plates; rare colored flint EAPG; blown and pressed children’s toy glass; a fine collection of 18th century European drinking vessels including many air- and opaque-twist stem wine glasses; other European glass including cut overlay, Bohemian drinking vessels, &c.; plus more.

Sample of a large selection of all types of early glass & lighting
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

Jeffrey S. Evans, the firm’s president and senior auctioneer commented, “We are extremely pleased to offer these long-time collections at unreserved auction. Most were put together over a 40-year or longer period so this sale offers a great opportunity to purchase fresh material that has been off the market for many, many years.” He added, “As always our cataloguing for this auction will be very detailed including a full condition report and provenance for each lot, plus professional photos. In addition we will be offering private online previews with our specialists and posting virtual tours of the collections and specific lots. We are doing everything possible to make our customers feel comfortable bidding in the current atmosphere.”

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The auction catalogue will be posted at and Jeffrey S. Evans – LIVE, as well as on Live Auctioneers and Invaluable around May 8. Because of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, public preview of the auction will be by appointment only. Remote preview by various teleconferencing platforms will be available by appointment.

This auction will likely be held with remote bidding only like the firm’s March and April auctions. An official announcement will be made in early May

The auction gallery is located at 2177 Green Valley Lane, Mt. Crawford, VA.  For further information visit, e-mail, or call 540.434.3939.

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