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Press Release - December 28, 2018
Tiffany Lamps Lead Heritage Auctions’ Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass Auction Beyond $1.2 MillionTiffany lamps claim six of top 10 prices realized
Tiffany lamps claimed six of the top 10 spots in the auction.
"This was the next in a series of very strong auctions in this category," Heritage Auctions Vice President of Special Collections Nick Dawes said. "The sell-through rate of over 97 percent underscores the quality of the lots in this sale, and casts a spotlight on the knowledge of the collectors."
Six collectors made bids for a Tiffany Studios Leaded Glass and Bronze Peony Table Lamp until it exceeded pre-auction estimates when it closed at $93,750. The lamp had first appeared on the auction market more than 40 years ago and was discovered in a Pennsylvania estate. Nearly a dozen collectors pursued Tiffany Studios Leaded Glass and Bronze Red Poppy Table Lamp until it finished at $81,250, more than twice the low pre-auction estimate.
The auction featured an impressive selection of pate-de-verre, mostly from the early 20th century, but the top lot was a modern example: Monumental Limited Edition Jean-Philippe Richard for Daum Pate-de-Verre Glass Charlotte Sculpture with Original Box, which sparked a flurry of competitive bids before selling for $47,500, more than tripling its low pre-auction estimate. Heritage has developed a strong market for modern Daum and Lalique limited edition artistic pieces. A record price was set for the classic post-war Lalique Frosted Glass Masque de Femme plaque, which was presented with original metal stand, which more than doubled its low pre-auction estimate when it closed at $11,875.
The market for Rene Lalique proved strong and saw a R. Lalique Frosted Glass Grande Boule Lierre Vase with Green and Sepia Patina take $32,500, more than twice its low pre-auction estimate.
Other top lots included, but were not limited to:
· Tiffany Studios Leaded Glass and Bronze Daffodil Table Lamp: $30,000
· Tiffany Studios Leaded Glass and Bronze Banded Dogwood Table Lamp: $27,500
· Rare R. Lalique Amber Glass Suzanne Statuette on Bronze Peacock Illuminated Base: $25,000
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