Lalique, Tiffany and other design greats headline at Quinn’s, June 4

Rene Lalique Borromee blue molded glass vase, est. $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Quinn’s Auction Galleries

 

Left, Rene Lalique Borromee blue molded glass vase, est. $10,000-$15,000; Right, Tiffany Studios Curtain Border floor lamp, est. $40,000-$60,000. Images courtesy of Quinn’s Auction Galleries
Left, Rene Lalique Borromee blue molded glass vase, est. $10,000-$15,000; Right, Tiffany Studios Curtain Border floor lamp, est. $40,000-$60,000. Images courtesy of Quinn’s Auction Galleries

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On Saturday, June 4, Quinn’s Auction Galleries will conduct a Fine & Decorative Arts sale featuring early 20th-century Tiffany Studios lamps, a Rene Lalique (French, 1860-1945) Borromee vase, Asian antiques and a large selection of modern chairs, many of them associated with mid-20th-century design luminaries. More than 500 lots will be offered. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Frishmuth bronze might crest $250K at June 16 Benefit Shop auction

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, ‘Crest of the Wave,’ estimated at $25,000-$250,000

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc. will stage a Red Carpet Auction on June 16, starting at 10 am Eastern time, and the undeniable star of the show will be a life-size Harriet Whitney Frishmuth figural bronze. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Harriet Frishmuth: stop-motion sculpture

One of the artist’s Scherzo bronze fountains, 23½in. tall, having five fish-form fountainheads, earned $27,500 in October 2018. Courtesy Alex Cooper and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – The sensuality of the female form in sculpture, especially bronze, was arguably never as adeptly captured as in the works of American sculptor Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980). Her lyrical sculptures, especially of dancers, are renowned for capturing the subject’s movements and every muscled or graceful curve and line.

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