Great Tiffany Studios Items Drive Record $4.3 Million Sale At Julia’s
June 27, 2017 - table lamp
Review by W.A. Demers, Photos Courtesy of James D. Julia, Inc.
FAIRFIELD, MAINE – A singular Tiffany Studios building flare with all over dogwood settlement and an surprising strange floral reduce limit led a day as James D. Julia presented a singular lamps, potion and valuables auction on Jun 16. It reached $406,600, dwarfing a $100/150,000 estimate.
It was station room usually in a auction gymnasium for a auction, another record breaker. The sale was an implausible success, with a sum of $4.3 million in sum sales, environment a new multiplication record for a second auction in a row. Tiffany Studios ruled a day, with many of a firm’s clients observant it was a best Tiffany auction in a final 25 years.
An tired though gratified Mike Fredericks, conduct of a division, pronounced that calls over a weekend following a sale and interrogation about unsold lots had pushed a sum aloft than a strange $4.1 million that was reported. “The final record we set was $3.4 million in Nov 2016 and this sale positively blew that away,” he said.
A fantastic Tiffany Studios Wisteria leaded potion window also cracked a guess and sole for $257,850. The well-developed window featured kaleidoscopic purple and blue potion combining a altogether wisteria patterns. The window’s good abyss of tone came from any blue wisteria row being plated on a behind side with several panels of confetti and striated potion combining a particular petals of a wisteria flower. The 31-by-47¾-inch window housed in a wooden support was essentially about a copious wisteria, that dramatically frames a scenic settlement of a tree and pond.
An above-board Texas estate contributed 40 lots of gemstone and solid valuables to this sale as well. Indeed, a tip offered valuables lot of a day was a Cartier emerald and solid ring from this consignment. Centered by a 1.98-carat emerald-cut diamond, dual healthy Columbian emeralds flanked a core stone, prong-set in 18K yellow bullion and platinum. The distinguished ring was bid to $20,570, usually above a low estimate.
The day’s tip fliers, however, were essentially Tiffany, giving faith to a idea that this was a créme-de-la-créme showcase of a best Tiffany Studios element to come along in a while. The same estate that consigned a valuables also was a source of fascinating above-board Tiffany lamps, including iconic Lotus, Peony and Dragonfly designs – and a tip lot, a 32-inch Dogwood building lamp.
Fetching $228,100, good over a $150,000 high estimate, was an unusual Tiffany Studios Dragonfly chandelier, a dichroic leaded settlement toll a shade with dragonflies, any with blue body, red eyes and blue and red striated wings. All this opposite a abounding amber, blue and immature credentials of heavily sputter textured potion and it is easy to see that it would be an eye-magnet when lit. The candelabrum was finish with bronze sequence and roof cap, along with a six-socket cluster. It was sealed on a inside edge “Tiffany Studios New York.”
Also from a Texas estate came a svelte Tiffany Studios Lotus list flare with a shade featuring dappled and striated immature and cream panels resting on bronze bottom with flashy turn height feet heading to a long, slim branch with 3 arms rising to support a shade ring. This instance left a gallery during $84,700.
Another chandelier, this one a 29-inch-diameter Clematis settlement with white flowers and immature leaves, took $75,625. It was blank a roof cap, though was differently finish with six-socket cluster and hardware exhibiting a abounding brownish-red patina.
Bringing $72,600 was a likewise green-hued Tiffany Studios Turtleback list lamp, a reticulated pineapple bottom outset from expel bronze stylized root feet resting on a wavy stepped platform. Stamped on a underside “Tiffany Studios New York 28610,” a 23-inch-high flare with 16-inch-diameter shade was in really good to glorious condition with usually a few parsimonious hairlines.
The march of Tiffany lamps was interrupted by an outlier, a Handel retreat embellished Underwater lamp, supposed since a shade has an underwater stage with fish swimming by nautical foliage opposite a shadowy immature background. This flare finished during $36,300, in a core of a estimate. The 15¼-inch shade, sealed “Handel 6393,” complacent on an strange Handel charmer bottom with a brownish-red finish.
A far-reaching accumulation of art potion sum with a lamps and valuables to expostulate a formula of this sale. Among a highlights was a wanting Daum Nancy cameo Snail vase that went out during $21,780. The well-developed French vase had an poison cut grapevine settlement in splendid vitrified colors that popped opposite a inner dappled emblem of yellow, pink, orange and amethyst hues. The vase serve exhibited some dimensionality with several practical “grape” discs and dual practical wheel-carved snails. The square was sealed on a underside with engraved “Daum Nancy” and stood 13 inches tall.
French cameo potion was also represented by an E. Michel bottle with crackled interior, interior emblem of dappled bands of red and cream and emerald immature threading surrounding a bottom half. Water lilies in frosted cream tone were flashy on immature cameo lily pads on all 4 sides, any side also featuring practical flowers and buds. The 8¼-inch-high bottle, surfaced by an internally flashy capsule with issuing colors of red, white, immature and orange, sole for $20,570.
From another above-board estate collection, that of Lynda Cunningham, a dealer/collector from upstate New York and longtime Tiffany enthusiast, came some-more than 150 lots of Tiffany Studios metalware that enclosed lighting, list pieces, candlesticks and candelabra. According to Fredericks, in a early 1900s, Tiffany Studios designed and constructed an implausible array of candlesticks, candelabra and oppulance domicile equipment they termed “Fancy Goods” for a well-heeled consumer. One of these positively was a Peacock counterpart constructed by Tiffany Glass Decorating Company. Housed in a expel bronze support with peacock plume design, along with a stylized floral settlement framing it, a counterpart would have been a must-have sauce list appendage for a lady, and it sole for $13,310, some-more than 3 times a high estimate. It was in primitive condition, maybe due to a fact that it had been found in a box in a basement, according to Fredericks.
The same estate consigned an elaborate Tiffany Studios jeweled candelabra with 8 arms, any ancillary a bulbous candle crater with a rope of shimmering potion cabochon jewels. Finished in a rich, brownish-red patina with immature and red highlights, a square came finish with a candle snuffer that stores in a core handle. The final cost doubled a high guess to settle during $12,100.
After a sale, Fredericks told Antiques and The Arts Weekly that a record-breaking sale was covenant to a dual clever above-board collections – Texas and Lynda Cunningham – both of that doubled their guess and led to a really clever opening opposite a board. “Every difficulty had an impact,” he said. Attendance was also notable, he added. “Normally, we competence have 40-50 people in a gallery these days, though for this sale we had some-more than 100. Bidders from as distant divided as Japan flew in to attend in person.”
The sale had a sum of 736 bidders, about equally divided between purebred in-house participants and those who bid around dual online platforms, Invaluable and Bidsquare, according to Scott Wentzell, selling director.
All prices reported embody a buyer’s premium. For information, www.jamesdjulia.com or 207-453-7125.