December Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction Grosses Over $2.5 Million
Auction: December 1, 2017
Preview: November 30th, 2017
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.
Daum vase is decorated with purple cameo leaves and stems leading to padded white snowdrop flowers. The flowers have been nicely wheel carved and the decoration sets against a mottled blue and white background. Signed on side of the foot with engraved signature “Daum Nancy” with the Cross of Lorraine. SIZE: 7-1/4″ t. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Midwest collection. CONDITION: One tiny flea bite to the bottom edge of foot, otherwise very good to excellent. 52769-6 (7,500-10,000) – Lot 1008
Daum vase has acid carved green leaves and stems rising from the foot leading to wheel carved orange and white orchid flowers with applied free form centers. The orchids are set against a mottled brown shading to yellow background. Signed on the underside with engraved signature “Daum Nancy” with the Cross of Lorraine. SIZE: 12-1/2″ t. PROVENANCE: From a prominent Midwest collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52769-5 (50,000-70,000) – Lot 1009
Daum cameo glass vase has a raven resting on a tree branch with cameo flowers and a frog below with barren tree branches above, all set against a mottled amber shading to a mottled red background. The cameo glass flowers and frog have a gilded finish. Signed on the underside with gilded signature “Daum Nancy” with the Cross of Lorraine. SIZE: 14″ t. PROVENANCE: From an Unreserved San Diego, CA collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52757-1 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1010
Large Daum vase has mold blown purple trees surrounding the vase with fallen leaves and grasses at the base. All against a mottled yellow shading to light blue background. The vase is further decorated with wheel carved shrubs at the base of the trees. Signed in the polished pontil with engraved signature “Daum Nancy” with the Cross of Lorraine. SIZE: 16-3/8″ t. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52605-15 (9,500-11,500) – Lot 1012
Muller mold blown vase depicts purple birds in flight with blue highlights to wings. The vase is further decorated with heavy white drips flowing down from the lip as well as heavy white swells rising from the foot. The white drips are topped with purple and blue scrolls and stylized leaves all set against a purple lightly iridescent background. Signed on the underside with etched signature “H MULLER CROISMARE”. SIZE: 7″ t. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52766-5 (12,000-18,000) – Lot 1071
Large D’Argental baluster form vase is decorated with detailed Lake Como-like scene on one side with detailed wooded path scene on the reverse, both in dark red/brown cameo set against a yellow acid-textured background. Signed on the side in cameo “D’Argental”. SIZE: 21-1/2″ t. PROVENANCE: From an Unreserved Connecticut collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52774-19 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1077
Galle marquetry vase is beautifully decorated with inlaid pink, green and white water lilies with green lily pads surrounding the vase. Some of the inlaid leaves and lily pads are wheel carved for detail. All decoration set against a cream glass background. Signed within a lily pad with engraved signature “Galle”. SIZE: 10″ t. PROVENANCE: Impulsion B- Paris 2004; to a prominent Midwest collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52769-4 (60,000-80,000) – Lot 1088
Monumental Galle vase has dark olive green cameo trees framing a pond with blue and purple rugged mountains. All set against a cream shading to yellow background. The vase rests on an applied amber glass foot with frosted glass wafer. Signed on the side within the pond in cameo “Galle”. SIZE: 20-3/4″ t. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52605-8 (14,000-18,000) – Lot 1113
Very unique Galle vase has opaque powder blue outer layer of glass on top of a heavy yellow glass core with mottled dark blue internal decoration at the foot. The cameo butterflies are nicely detailed and irregular bands around the butterflies are cut through to the yellow core giving a very artistic feel to this unusual vase. Signed on the side in cameo “Galle”. SIZE: 12-1/2″ t. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52605-14 (18,000-22,500) – Lot 1115
Galle cameo glass vase depicting Lake Como has dark brown cameo fence in the foreground with olive green and purple birds landing on the fence with the lake in the background and blue mountains raising on the distant shore. As the vase rotates there are large purple trees framing a portion of the lake with more mountains in the distance, all set against a shaded yellow sky. Signed on the side with engraved signature “Galle”. SIZE: 11″ t. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52605-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1117
Extraordinary pate de verre vase by G. Argy Rousseau in the Garden of Hesperides (sometimes referred to as Apple Picker) pattern is beautifully decorated with a repeated Greek mythology scene of an evening nymph guarding the apple trees of Hera’s garden following her marriage to Zeus. Each of the three maidens is done in bright fuchsia, under the red apples of the trees with dark violet branches and trunks, all over a stylized greek-key bottom border in mottled red and violet. Vase retains “The Elton John Collection” sticker on the bottom. Signed “G Argy-Rousseau” on side of vase and “France” on the underside. Similar examples are illustrated on the front cover and pgs.72-73 of the book G. Argy-Rousseau, Glassware as Art by J. Bloch-Dermant. SIZE: 9-1/2″ t. PROVENANCE: The Elton John Collection, Sotheby’s London 1988; Christie’s New York, 1998: to a prominent Midwest collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52769-3 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1143
Le Verre Francais cylindrical footed vase is decorated with cameo decoration of bright orange fish shading down to bright green aquatic vegetation at the dark purple foot, all on an acid-textured background of frosted clear shading to pale blue with internal controlled bubbles. Signed on the foot “Charder Le Verre Francais”. Example of similar pattern is illustrated in the book Charles Schneider by Joulin/Maier, pg.175. SIZE: 14″ t. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52761-7 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 1155
Rare Le Verre Francais vase is decorated with stylized finch on a tree branch, repeating three times in mottled violet cameo over an acid-textured opalescent shading to pink background. Vase signed with cameo “Charder” and etched “Le Verre Francais” on edge of foot. Similar examples are illustrated in the book Charles Schneider by Joulin/Maier, pg.180. SIZE: 14″ t. PROVENANCE: From a Boston, MA collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52776-5 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1161
Schneider vase is decorated with bunches of applied black grapes which are flameworked and wheel carved. The grapes repeat three times around the vase and are suspended from inlaid green and brown vines, all against a mottled orange background which darkens at the top. The vase is supported by an applied mottled purple foot and stem. Signed on top of the foot with engraved signature “Schneider”. This exact vase is illustrated in the book Charles Schneider by Joulin/Maier, pg.280. SIZE: 12″ t. PROVENANCE: From the Roy and Susan Bittan Collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52770-3 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 1178
Schneider art glass vase is decorated with applied flameworked red currants, each with a small purple/black dot at the blossom end. After being applied the currants are wheel carved to give dimension. The currant bunches repeat themselves three times around the vase and are set against a yellow and orange mottled background shading to red and orange at the top. The vase is further decorated with green and brown inlaid stems connecting the bunches of currants. The vase rests on an iron three legged base with hammered leaves and four glass beads depicting fruit. Signed on the side near foot with etched signature “Schneider France”. Similarly decorated examples are illustrated in the book Charles Schneider by Joulin/Maier, pgs.282-283. SIZE: 10″ t. PROVENANCE: From the Roy and Susan Bittan Collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52770-4 (6,500-8,000) – Lot 1182
Sculpture by D.H. Chiparus depicts dancing woman in green and red skirt and green blouse with red hat dancing with arms spread and stepping forward. The bronze rests on a stepped marble base and is complete with ivory head, hands, feet, and torso. Signed on top of marble base “D.H. Chiparus”. SIZE: 16-1/4″ t. PROVENANCE: From a Connecticut collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent, with some minor wear to green patina on back of dress. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 52774-23 (20,000-30,000) ESA – Lot 1190
Please Note: Although we believe the vase to be of Austrian manufacture, we do not guarantee it to be Loetz PG 358.
LOETZ BLACK BOTTOM VASE.
Loetz vase in the Phaenomen Genre 358 also known as “Black Bottom” has black and silver/blue iridescent swirls surrounding the foot giving way to gold iridescent threaded bands against an orange background. The gold threads give way to a red and amber band at the neck. Unsigned. SIZE: 6″ t. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52771-35 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1195
Loetz vase in the Cytisus pattern has blue iridescent wavy bands encircling the body against an orange background. The vase is further decorated with random oval iridescent oil spots. The vase has pinched and twisted sides and is unsigned. SIZE: 7-3/4″ t. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52771-34 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1198
Moser compote has gilded bands around the foot, stem and bowl. The bands are decorated with heavily enameled flowers in colors of blue and purple. The flowers are separated by raised gilded stylized leaves, all against a clear glass background. The lid has matching decoration and is finished with a vertically ribbed finial. Unsigned. SIZE: 29″ to top of finial. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52483-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1210
Camille Faure vase has heavily enameled chrysanthemums in shades of magentas, red, orange & yellow with green and magenta leaves all set against a multicolored mottled background of lime green, yellow and turquoise. Vase is signed near the foot “C. Faure-Limoges”. This exact vase is illustrated in the book Camille Faure by A. Shayo, pg.85. SIZE: 10-3/4″ t. PROVENANCE: Liza Feldman Collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52785-2 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 1221
Camille Faure vase is surrounded by a bouquet of brightly colored enameled flowers in shades of pink, purple, blue & yellow all set against a multi-colored enameled background. Signed on the neck of the vase “C. Faure Limoges”. This exact vase is illustrated in the book Camille Faure by A. Shayo, pg.129. SIZE: 7-7/8″ t. PROVENANCE: Liza Feldman Collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52785-1 (5,500-7,000) – Lot 1223
Exceptional Amphora vase is decorated with a 3 dimensional Eastern dragon with body & tail wrapping around the vase and large wings protruding from the vase. Vase is finished in a shaded tan & dark green glaze. Signed on the underside with impressed “AMPHORA AUSTRIA”, “TURN”, “PARIS 1900” and “4105”. Artist initials on the side of vase “EST 99″ for Eduard Stellmacher. SIZE: 17” t. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52808-10 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 1237
Longwy art deco vase is decorated in white and blue crazed glaze with nude female bathers in a garden with large stylized plants and flowers against horizontal bands of blue and purple. The vase is signed on the underside “Atelier Primavera Longwy France”. SIZE: 12″ t. PROVENANCE: From the Roy and Susan Bittan Collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent, there are several tiny open bubbles in the black glaze in the neck from the making. 52770-5 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1250
WEBB ROCK CRYSTAL CURIO CAMEO EPERGNE ATTR TO FRITSCHE.
Rock crystal glass and curio cameo epergne is decorated with padded ruby red fish with carved details on the center bud vase, mounted with plated metal ball on a rock crystal glass center bowl. The bowl is decorated with carved waves and fish head designs with ruby red on the rim near the mounting, the bud vase background carved with additional wave design. Unsigned. Vases with similar decoration and technique illustrated in the book English Cameo Glass by Ray and Lee Grover, pgs.124,132 and 392. SIZE: 10-1/2″ t. CONDITION: Very good to excellent with a shallow flake at the joint where vase mounts to bowl, concealed when in place. 52815-20 (5,000-9,000) – Lot 1259
Tiffany vase has yellow shading to red body with red vertical bands rising from foot to lip. The vase is nicely carved with overlapping cameo leaves rising from the foot to the shoulder of the vase. The vase is complete with gold iridescent glass insert. Vase is signed on the underside “L.C.T. 1014B”. Insert is signed “L.C.T. Y6406”. SIZE: Vase 8-1/2″ t. Insert 5″ t. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 52748-3 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 1431