DALLAS – An impressive amount of pre-bidding activity preceded Heritage Auctions’ Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass Auction Nov. 21 before sale architect and auctioneer Nick Dawes ever took to the podium. More than 1,250 bids were cast before the sale even started – a record amount for the 368-lot auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
Tiffany Studios lamps took top lot honor, with a Tiffany Studios leaded glass and bronze Daffodil table lamp (above), circa 1915, bringing $43,750.
The auction included a select group of Art Deco and Art Nouveau items of interest to fine glass collectors. The Flowers, 1898, a set of four lithographs by famed Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, sold for $22,500 (below).
Unique items commanded serious bidder interest, as a pair of rare Loetz Titania glass vases, circa 1905, brought $18,750.
Lalique objects took center stage as a graceful R. Lalique Source de la Fontaine Mélite clear and frosted glass statuette with a wood base, circa 1924, closed at $17,500 and a Lalique Champs-Élysées chromed metal and clear and frosted glass chandelier, post-1945, sold for $16,250.
An extraordinary selection of nearly 50 automobile mascots on offer included a Gaston Rischmann Cobra, partial gilt and silver-plated bronze automobile mascot and thermometer, circa 1930, which sold for $7,812.
Additional highlights include:
– R. Lalique Thaïs opalescent glass statuette on peacock bronze base, circa 1925: $13,750.
– Isis, 1907, by Haig Patigian: $13,750.
– Loetz Titania Genre 6388 glass vase, circa 1909: $12,500.
– Tiffany Studios leaded glass transom window, circa 1922: $12,500.