The November 2013 Rare Glass and Lamp auction proves to be another resounding success at $2.4 Million in sales, with positive results across many categories.
Victorian glass was highlighted by a Mt. Washington Royal Flemish Egyptian scene estimated at $17,500 selling for $18,960, and a fabulous Mt. Washington Lava Glass toothpick offered at $1000-$1500 skyrocketing to $10,072.50. The Moser glass collection of George Klabin was successfully featured in the sale, with examples such as a lovely Moser 3-pc garniture set estimated at $1,500-$2,000 reaching $7,821; an ornately decorated rigaree handled pitcher estimated at $5,000-$7,000 selling for $8,295; and a wonderfully decorated Moser salamander pitcher offered at $4,000-$6,000 reaching $5,925. Perhaps some of the best results were with the offering of Loetz art glass, with many lots selling well over the high estimates. Examples are a beautiful Titania vase offered at $3,000-$5,000 selling for $6517.50; a stunning Phanomen vase estimated at $7,000-$10,000 reaching $11,257.50; a tri-color Phanomen estimated at $2,500-$3,500 that achieved $5,925; and a wonderful Cytisus estimated at $2,500-$3,500 selling for $4,740. Durand was well represented with several examples such as a crackle lava vase estimated at $2,500-$3,500 selling for $3,851.25; and a Moorish crackle torchiere offered at $2,000-$3,000 selling for $2,903.25. Several examples of R. Lalique from a private collector were offered, with a Victoire mascot reaching $23,700; a stunning Vittesse mascot selling for $17,775; and a lovely opalescent Bacchantes vase selling for $27,847.50. Wedgwood had a strong showing, selling above estimate, with a Fairlyland Malfrey Pot estimated at $8,500-$10,500 selling for $14,812.50; a Fairyland punchbowl offered at $7,500-$9,500 selling for $11,850; and a Fairyland Melba center bowl offered at $4,000-$6,000 reaching $7,110. Art glass shades from Quezal, Steuben, LustreArt and more performed well, as well as solid numbers from an offering of early lighting from a coastal Maine estate. Tiffany lighting was again a strong performer with many highlights surpassing expectations. An amazing Tiffany Dragonfly lamp offered at $70,000-$90,000 achieved an amazing result of $118,500; the beautiful Tiffany Nasturtium chandelier estimated at $60,000-$80,000 realized $88,875; and a wonderful, fresh-to-the-market Tiffnay geometric Dogwood band lamp offered at $20,000-$30,000 reached $43,845. Tiffany metal work was led by a stunning performance by a pair of Tiffany Studios tulip-tree candlesticks offered at $5,000-$7,000 achieving a remarkable $26,070. The highlight of the Pairpoint offering was a beautiful Puffy Apple Tree lamp selling for $20,737. A lovely Duffner & Kimberly peony floor lamp estimated at $14,000-$16,000 sold for $26,070. Handel was also well represented with a Handel Blackbird lamp reaching $11,850; a Handel floral 6688 selling for $10,665; and a beautiful Handel Egyptian Ruins table lamp estimated at $5000-$7000 reaching $9,480. This is just a small sample of the fantastic results!
The strong interest and positive results were a great success, and we hope to continue the momentum into the June 2014 auction. If you have a single item or an entire collection, we encourage you to contact us today!
Lamp & Glass Dept. Head Mike Fredericks will be traveling to New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Florida (attending the Miami Beach Antique Show) as well as several pick ups within the state, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, back through New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and back to our offices in Fairfield, Maine on or around February 7, 2014. Whether you have a single high quality item or an entire collection contact us today. Consignments close May 2, 2014.