DALLAS – A glorious and unique stained glass window by Tiffany Studios may sell for as much as $50,000 on Nov. 14 in Heritage Auctions’ 20th Century Decorative Arts, featuring Tiffany, Lalique and Art Glass sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Commissioned by the First Presbyterian Church in Passaic, N.J., around 1912, the window depicts the biblical story Christ on the Road to Emmaus. Described as one of the Apostle Luke’s most exquisite literary achievements, the passage chronicles a portion of Christ’s post-resurrection journey with what is thought to be Simon and a traveler named Cleopas.
Measuring nearly life-size at 8-3/4 feet high, the window is directly deaccessioned from the Art Museum of Southeast Texas.
The production of Tiffany stained glass windows peaked around 1900-10 as demand for sanctuary windows boosted Tiffany’s Ecclesiastical department. In one of the grandest displays of its windows, Tiffany exhibited a full chapel at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Christ on the Road to Emmaus (above) is one many highlights in the Nov. 14 auction, which also includes a Tiffany Studios Dogwood Border table lamp (est. $40,000-$60,000) and a private collection of French pate-de-verre with estimates ranging from $800 to $8,000.
Exquisite examples of Lalique include a circa 1928 René Lalique peacock blue glass Borromee vase (est. $30,000-$40,000) and a circa 1930 Opalescent glass Naiades vase (est. $30,000-$40,000).
For more information on Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 14 20th Century Decorative Arts, featuring Tiffany, Lalique and Art Glass Auction, contact Nick Dawes at 212-486-3512 or NickD@HA.com.