Tiffany lamps light up $2.37M fine & decorative arts sale at Heritage

Tiffany Studios leaded glass and bronze floor lamps: On the left is a circa 1910 Peony Border lamp which realized: $131,000. The Turtleback tile lamp, circa 1910, sold for $106,250. Heritage Auctions images

Tiffany Studios leaded glass and bronze floor lamps: On the left is a circa 1910 Peony Border lamp which realized: $131,000. The Turtleback tile lamp, circa 1910, sold for $106,250. Heritage Auctions images

DALLAS – A rare selection of Tiffany Studios lighting took top lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ $2.37-plus million Fine & Decorative Arts Auction event, as a Peony Border Bronze floor lamp sold for $131,000 and a Turtleback Tile bronze floor lamp sold for $106,250 June 19-21. LiveAuctioneers.com provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

The nearly 1,800-lot auction recorded high sell-through rates for fine art paintings and sculpture and signature decorative arts, such as a monumental Apulian volute-krater, from the fourth century B.C. attributed to the Group of Cogenhagen 4233, which sold above estimate for $45,000.

In addition to the two Tiffany Studios floor lamps, a Tiffany Studios Roman table lamp on a gilt bronze stick base, circa 1910, sold for $32,500 – more than double its estimate – and a superb Tiffany Studios Apple Blossom table lamp sold for $20,000. A stunning pair of Tiffany Studios bronze and Favrille glass six-light Lily lamps, from a private Kansas collector, whizzed past its $5,000 estimate to also sell for $20,000.

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.