Tiffany and Lalique lead Heritage Art glass auction
Stunning pieces from the likes of Tiffany and Lalique took top honours in the recent Heritage Auctions art glass sale in Dallas.
Leading the results was an opalescent Favrile glass and bronze fire screen, created by Tiffany Studios in New York circa 1905. Believed to be the only example of its kind, the screen sold to a phone bidder for a final price of $75,000.
Iconic Tiffany leaded glass lamps were also amongst the top sellers, with a rare Daffodil table lamp on a twisted vine base, circa 1905, selling for $68,750, and a Turtleback tile table lamp on Mock Turtleback base, made circa 1907, achieving $40,000.
A further Tiffany highlight was a more delicate Tiffany Favrile glass Floriform vase, created circa 1900-1920, which sold for $48,750.
Lalique collectors were equally out in force, with competitive bids in the room and online. The highest price was achieved by a clear and frosted glass Souris cachet with gray patina, formerly owned by the Irish writer and dramatist Lord Dunsany, which sold for $37,500.
There were also strong results for an opalescent glass Ceylan vase, circa 1924 and engraved No. 905, which sold for $35,000; an opalescent glass Bacchantes vase, circa 1927 and engraved No. 997, which sold for $30,000; a yellow cased opalescent glass Perruches vase with bronze base, circa 1919, which brought $20,000; and a pair of frosted glass and chrome Seville sconces which realized $18,750.
"Auction results for top market artworks by Rene Lalique remain strong and I was pleased to see collectors recognize this auction's selection of particularly rare designs," said Nick Dawes, Vice President of Special Collections at Heritage. "Consignors are very happy."
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