$125,000 Tiffany lamp will show the way in California this week


2015-06-26 12:30:57


$125,000 Tiffany lamp will show the way in California this week

The piece is the likely top lot for Michaan's lamps and glassware auction ahead of a Porcelli creation

As we've reported, one of the highlights of Michaan's upcoming Decorative Arts Auction is a 22" leaded glass "Huysum" Bouquet lamp from the studio of Joseph Porcelli - and a very beautiful lot it is too.

However, these types of sale tend to be dominated by Tiffany when lamps from that studio are on offer, and the frontrunner for the sale has now emerged.

Art Nouveau, modernist and contemporary items will be offered, including a selection of significant works by Tiffany Studios. But it is a Tiffany Tulip Lamp, beautifully fashioned with richly coloured blooms of red, purple and fuchsia tones which has drawn the most attention.

The tulip lamp is mounted on a decorated mushroom base. The shade's colouration is exceptionally strong with a wonderful selection of unusual glass. The base is signed 'Tiffany Studios New York #363 decorated mushroom'.

It carries a $100,000-$125,000 estimate.

Tiffany tulip lampEnlightened- the Tiffany tulip lamp

Also being offered is a rare Bernhard Pankok etagere, circa 1900 ($10,000-$15,000). Created during a period when Pankok was first beginning to find substantial recognition for his furnishings, this wonderful and scarce piece is a fine example of his craftsmanship and style.

From yet another prominent artist is an exquisite lidded ceramic box estimated at $8,000-$10,000. The modern Kitaoji Rosanjin box holds a distinguished provenance, once being held at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo as well as the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco.

An exceptional group of glass from the Lundberg Glass Collection is also up for sale. The Lundberg Studios pieces are exclusively from the private collection of Steven Lundberg and should generate strong collector interest.

Michaan's sale will take place on August 12 in California and online.

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