Tiffany Oriental Poppy lamp a prized entry in Oct. 28 Heritage sale
DALLAS – As if to prove the lesson we all learned in early science classes – that in order to grow, plants need water and light – a spectacular Tiffany Studios leaded glass and bronze Oriental Poppy lamp will shine brightly at Heritage Auctions’ Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass: Including Art Nouveau & Art Deco auction Oct. 28. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
“What sets one Tiffany Studios lamp apart from others of the same model is the aesthetic choices made by the glass cutter, who selected glass pieces from the studios’ massive repertoire and then carefully cut each tile to be incorporated into the design. The Oriental Poppy is a highly sought-after model due its complex, dynamic composition, and the example we offer is among the finest due to the glass selection,“ said Samantha Robinson, Consignment Director of Decorative Arts and Design. “Vibrant blossoms in a variety of red hues and verdant stems and leaves are against a turquoise ground with dazzling effect.”
“We are honored to present a wide variety of fine Tiffany Studios lamps, from floral compositions like the Oriental Poppy and the Dogwood, to designer Clara Driscoll’s classic Dragonfly design, to two distinctive Geometric examples,” Robinson said. “Altogether the auction boasts more than 75 Tiffany Studios lots that demonstrate the astounding breadth of the firm’s production, including glass, pottery, metalware and mosaic.”
The spectacular Oriental Poppy lamp carries an estimate of $100,000-$150,000 and is among eight Tiffany Studios leaded glass lamps that will cross the auction block October 28.
Other Tiffany Studios highlights include a leaded glass and patinated bronze Dragonfly table lamp, dating to circa 1910 and estimated at $70,000-$90,000, and also a reactive Favrile glass Tel El Amarna paperweight vase, dating to circa 1910 and estimated at $6,000-$8,000.
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