The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, May 25, 2018

Christie's to Sell Extraordinary Peony Lamp from the Storied Gluck Collection
A "Dragonfly" Leaded Glass, Bronze and Mosaic Table Lamp, circa 1905. 17¼ inches (43.6 cm.) high, 16½ inches (41.8 cm.) diameter of shade. Shade stamped Tiffany Studios New York. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009.

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the auction Magnificent Tiffany featuring Property from the Gluck Collection will be held as part of its 20th-Century Decorative Art & Design sales on December 8, 2009. On February 17, 1979, Christie's held the landmark sale Magnificent Tiffany Featuring The Gluck Collection, the first major Tiffany offering at auction. The sale was an unparalleled success. It was the first time a Tiffany lamp commanded more than $100,000, with the "Cob Web" lamp selling for a then-remarkable $150,000. The Gluck Collection set the bar for future sales in the category. More than 30 years later, Christie's will offer ten additional pieces from this legendary collection.

The Gluck Collection
Highlighting the selection of works from the Gluck Collection is an extraordinary "Elaborate Peony" lamp ($600,000-900,000). This model was produced for a very limited time by Tiffany Studios (about 1913-1920) and its rarity and beauty make it a coveted piece today by collectors and decorative art lovers alike. Also included in this selection is a glorious "Dragonfly" lamp, circa 1900 (estimate: $300,000-500,000) on a mosaic base, the lauded model designed by Clara Driscoll, as well as other lamps, candlesticks and desk items.

Tiffany Mosaics
The sale will also encompass the full range of works by Tiffany Studios. Among the more unusual works on offer are fragments of the original mosaic sign that adorned the exterior of the prominent Tiffany showrooms. The works originate from a large brownstone building, 347-355 Madison Avenue (at 45th Street), which was built in 1883 and was first home to the Manhattan Athletic Club (rival to the New York Athletic Club). In 1905 the building was purchased by Tiffany and became a large showroom for Tiffany Studios, with workrooms on the upper floors. The original sign spelled out "355 TIFFANY STUDIOS 347," which was the address on Madison Avenue, with various decorative elements. Christie’s is offering the decorative elements in four 6-foot sections of the Tiffany glass mosaic sign at $20,000-30,000 each.

Important Private Collections
Among the notable highlights is an extraordinary group of eight lamps hailing from an Important European Collection. The Collection comprises important examples of Tiffany dragonfly, peony and filigree lamps, including a ‘Dragonfly’ table lamp (estimate: $200,000-300,000) and a ‘Peony’ lamp from circa 1910 (estimate: $300,000-500,000), and a ‘Poppy,’ lamp (estimate: $120,000-180,000). Also from a Private Collection is a splendid ‘Trumpet Creeper’ table lamp from circa 1905 (estimate: $300,000-500,000).

The sale will also feature an assortment of other exquisite table lamps and chandeliers as well as important examples of glass, floor lamps, and leaded glass windows, including an elegant example from circa 1900 depicting a girl (estimate: $60,000-80,000).

The auction features over 80 lots, with an expected value of around $4.4-6.7 million.

Christie's | Magnificent Tiffany | The Gluck Collection |

Today's News

November 20, 2009

13th Edition of Paris Photo Takes Over the Carrousel du Louvre

Dr. Paul LeClerc to Retire as President of The New York Public Library

Artist Jeanne-Claude Dies; Co-Created 'The Gates' with Husband Christo

Still Life by Emil Filla Sets New World Auction Record at Bonhams

Israel Museum Receives $1 Million to Support New Photography Prize

Marlborough Chelsea Presents the New York Debut of Alejandro Corujeira

Crux Vaticana-Golden Cross in Vatican's Collection Gets New Look

Christie's to Sell Extraordinary Peony Lamp from the Storied Gluck Collection

New Exhibition to Show How the British Public Adapted to Food Shortages

Gordon Knox Named New Arizona State University Art Museum Director

Art Institute Examines the Psychological Effects of Architecture through Exhibition

Bloch Collection of Lin Fengmian Paintings Goes Under the Hammer

Getty Museum Opens Exhibition Featuring J. Paul Getty's Antiquities

Artist Carmen Einfinger Wins International Competition to Design Outdoor Gallery

Julia Meech First Winner of Frick's Biennial $25,000 Book Prize

Brooklyn Museum Opens Special Exhibition of Body Part Fragments of Egyptian Sculpture

Boxing Champion to Loan Objects for Display in City's New Museum

Alex Webb Wins the "Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas"

Ex-First Lady Laura Bush Unveils Bush Library Plan

Cinematic Greats and Legends of the Silver Screen Arrive at Christie's

Rocco Landesman Announces Indiana Arts Commission as Recipient of 2009 National Accessibility Leadership Award

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- New Rembrandt found after being bought at London auction

2.- Exhibition at Fotohof focuses on groups in society who are at risk of marginalisation

3.- John Brennan collection of Rock n Roll memorabilia offered at RR Auction

4.- A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

5.- Exhibition in San Francisco focuses on the latter half of René Magritte's career

6.- 'Mad' king Ludwig II of Bavaria lost gift to composer Richard Wagner gets rare show

7.- New Royal Academy of Arts opens in celebration of its 250th anniversary

8.- Researchers uncover Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes'in her diary

9.- New York art sales near $3 billion in two weeks as uber-rich hunt trophies

10.- Berlin's Ethnological Museum returns grave-plundered artefacts to Alaska

Related Stories

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Christie's New York wraps 2012 with over $163 million in jewelry auction sales

Christie's sale of masterpieces formerly in the Collection of Monsieur and Madame Riahi realises $31.9 M

Christie's presents a week-long series of auctions devoted to magnificent jewels, watches, wine and design

Christie's Launches Spring 2011 Season of Post-War and Contemporary Art with First Open

Most Important Peploe Ever to Come to Auction Leads Scottish Colourist Paintings at Christie's

Extravagant Official Publishing Entreprise Leads Christie's Auction of Books and Manuscripts

Christie's Celebrates American Artistry and Craftsmanship with Exceptional Offerings

Christie's International Leads the Market for Watches in Europe, Asia, and the America's

Important 20th Century Decorative Art and Design Works Shine at Christie's New York

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful