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Tiffany lamps dominate prices realized at Heritage Auctions’ $1.2M sale

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Tiffany Studios leaded glass and bronze Peony table lamp, circa 1915. Sold for $93,750. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Leaded glass and bronze Tiffany lamps led the total sales in Heritage Auctions’ Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass Including Art Deco & Art Nouveau Auction to $1,295,427 on Nov. 15 in Dallas. The auction achieved sell-through rates of 97.01 percent by value and 95.2 percent by lots sold, and Tiffany lamps claimed six of the top 10 spots in the auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

“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 to close 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, which closed 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: a 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 triple its pre-auction low 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. It 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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