Although Louis Comfort Tiffany began as a trained painter, he would be best known for his contributions to glasswork and the Art Nouveau movement. The son of Charles Lewis Tiffany—the founder of Tiffany & Co.—the younger Tiffany began exploring the medium after his travels through Europe and Morocco. He focused his attention on creating lamps and glasswork for the home. Several Tiffany Studios lamps are presented in the upcoming auction presented by Clarke Auction Gallery. Among the leading lots is a floor lamp with a leaded glass shade. Patterned to resemble the laburnum tree, the shade is colored in light green, dark green, yellow, and black. It is signed at the base. Other Tiffany lamps on offer have lotus, peony, and nasturtium shades.
Several Lalique glass sculptures are also featured in this event. René Lalique gradually drifted to focus on glass throughout his career, beginning first as a Parisian jewelry designer. As the Art Deco movement unfolded in the early 20th century, he began partnering with other brands to expand his glass production. Available at auction is a 1921 Lalique sculpture of a nude woman standing with her arms lifted above her head. The figure’s hands are cupped and her chin is tucked against her chest. The piece is made of frosted glass with a wood base, which Lalique increasingly explored during the 1920s. Another Lalique statuette shows a nude woman extending her arms in either direction. Her body is draped in a flowing material.
Beyond glasswork, this auction will also include fine art from Jim Dine, several pieces of Asian art, and a Steinway & Sons Model L piano. The latter piece is in good condition and includes an attached humidifier. Browse the full catalog for this auction and register to bid on Clarke Auction Gallery’s website.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (40), Jewelry (51), Design (29), Antiques and Decorative Arts (66), Asian Art (5)
# of Lots:194
Price Range:$1,000 - $300,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Italian School (18th/19th Century).||
|English School (18th/19th Century).||
|Francesco Zuccarelli (Italian, 1702-1788).||
|Bernhard Gutmann (American, 1869-1936).||
|2 Dino Rosen Signed Art Glass Torso Sculptures||
- Asian Works Of Art
- Bracelets & Bangles
- Brooches & Pins
- Ceramics and Pottery
- Ceramics, Bowls & Glass
- Decorative Arts
- Fine Art
- Lamps, Lighting & Candlesticks
- Necklaces & Pendants
- Sculptures and Carvings
- Silver & Vertu
- Art Deco
- Art Nouveau
- Clarke Auction Gallery
- Jim Dine
- Lalique Glass
- Lighting & Candlesticks
- Rene Lalique
- Tiffany Studios
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