An impressive amount of pre-bidding activity preceded Heritage Auctions
Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass Auction Nov. 21 before sale architect and auctioneer Nick Dawes even took to the podium. More than 1,250 bids were cast before the sale even started a record amount for the 368-lot auction.
The job of every auctioneer is to attract as many bids as possible, Dawes said. We did a great job.
Tiffany Studios lamps took top lot honor, with a Tiffany Studios Leaded Glass and Bronze Daffodil Table Lamp, circa 1915, bringing $43,750.
The auction was carefully curated to include a select group of Art Deco and Art Nouveau items of interest to fine glass collectors. The Flowers, 1898, a set of four lithographs by famed Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, sold for $22,500.
Unique items commanded serious bidder interest, as a pair of rare Loetz Titania Glass Vases, circa 1905, brought $18,750.
Lalique objects took center stage as a graceful R. Lalique Source de la Fontaine Mélite Clear and Frosted Glass Statuette with Wood Base, circa 1924, closed at $17,500 and a Lalique Champs-Élysées Chromed Metal and Clear and Frosted Glass Chandelier, post-1945, sold for $16,250.
An extraordinary selection of nearly 50 automobile mascots on offer included a Gaston Rischmann Cobra, Partial Gilt and Silver-Plated Bronze Automobile Mascot and Thermometer, circa 1930, which sold for $7,812.
Additional highlights include:
R. Lalique Thaïs Opalescent Glass Statuette on Peacock Bronze Base, circa 1925: $13,750.
Isis, 1907, by Haig Patigian: $13,750
Loetz Titania Genre 6388 Glass Vase, circa 1909: $12,500
Tiffany Studios Leaded Glass Transom Window, circa 1922: $12,500