Louis Comfort Tiffany was the son of Charles Tiffany, the founder of the prestigious Tiffany & Co. However, the younger Tiffany chose to not follow in his father’s footsteps. Instead, he found success as a painter and designer. Then, toward the end of the 19th century and after patenting opalescent window glass, he established Tiffany Studios. In 1893, the artist began blowing vases and bowls with his new “Favrile glass” technique. Using nature as inspiration, he incorporated flowers and plants into his stained glass and glass mosaics before expanding into metalworks, enamel, pottery, and jewelry. Tiffany’s contributions to the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements gained him recognition and notoriety. Featured in the upcoming Bonhams Modern Decorative Art + Design auction is a Tiffany Studios Lily Pad lamp. Manufactured around 1900, there are thought to only be 14 of these lamps still in existence. The table lamp has a green Favrile glass shade and patinated bronze base.
Other items of interest in this auction include a rare Toro vase by Pablo Picasso, an 1885 René Lalique wooden letter opener, artwork by Jean Théodore Dupas, and more. Visit Bonhams to view the whole catalog and register to place a bid.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts, Collectibles (90)
# of Lots:90
Price Range:$1,500 - $150,000
Interesting lots include:
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