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Tag: Tiffany Studios

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    American & Euro Ceramics/Early 20th C. Design

    After completing college, Arthur Eugene Baggs joined Dr. Herbert James Hall in teaching patients pottery for occupational therapy at a Massachusetts sanatorium. After running the program, called Marblehead Pottery, for many years, Baggs converted it into a company in 1915. It continued to operate under his direction until its closure…

    Arthur Hennessey and Sarah Tutt for Marblehead Pottery, Exceptional and Rare vase
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    Jewelry, Fine Art, Antiques, Midcentury and Asian Estate Auction

    Undefeated in 93 professional fights and six times a World Champion in boxing, Sugar Ray Robinson is still considered one the greatest boxers in history. Dubbed “Sugar” for his sweet personality outside the ring, his birth name was Walker Smith Jr. He had to borrow the “Ray Robinson” name and…

    LEROY NEIMAN (AMERICAN, 1921-2012).
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    Americana, Fine Art, Furnishings & Décor

    Artist Ralph Cahoon was known for his whimsical scenes of mermaids with sailors. In 1953, a New York art collector offered Cahoon the opportunity to paint for the Country Art Gallery in Long Island. After his paintings in the gallery were sold almost instantly, Cahoon became a well-known artist. Among…

    American School Oil on Canvas Portrait of Brother and Sister in a Landscape
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    Creating Space: Design Online

    Acclaimed for his surreal animal sculptures, François-Xavier Lalanne tried his hand at painting before focusing on sculpture. He and his wife, Claude Lalanne, became one of the most creative art duos of the 20th century. For his sculptures, Lalanne drew inspiration from animals, which soon sparked interest in collectors such…

    Peony Table Lamp
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    Fine & Decorative Arts

    Morphy Auctions presents fine and decorative art, jewelry, and furniture pieces in the upcoming two-day auction. One of the featured lots is a life-sized portrait of President Abraham Lincoln by William F. Cogswell. A self-made painter from Pasadena, California, Cogswell was invited to the White House to sketch Lincoln in 1864.…

    ALBERT REIGER (AUSTRIAN, 1834 - 1905) ON THE NILE.
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    Summer Estate Antiquities Auction

    Gold was first discovered in South Africa in 1886. Three years later, the country was a world leader in gold exports and Paul Kruger, the South African president, established its national mint. South Africa’s gold Krugerrand would be released in 1967 as a means to promote private gold ownership after…

    Palatial 24-Light Crystal Chandelier
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    Jewelry, Fine Art, Midcentury, Asian and Antique Auction

    Gio Ponti designed his homes with such fine details that they became models of the 20th-century Modernist lifestyle. Ponti was an Italian architect, industrial designer, furniture designer, artist, and publisher. His work advocated decoration in contemporary design and is recognized for standing the test of time. One lot of interest…

    PABLO PICASSO (AFTER).
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    American Art Pottery

    Adelaide Robineau was an American ceramicist popular in the early 20th century. Robineau initially learned her craft from the American Impressionist artist William Merritt Chase. She learned to make high fire porcelain after spending just a few weeks in pottery school and reading various Sévres porcelain articles. The upcoming auction,…

    George E. Ohr, Large coupe
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    Online: Art & Antiques - Day 2

    Tiffany Studio’s Art Nouveau lamps were first made in 1893 by Tiffany designer Clara Driscoll. These leaded glass lamps were handmade by the company’s skilled artisans through the copper foil method. The upcoming Art & Antiques sale, presented by Cottone Auctions, highlights a leaded glass and patinated bronze pomegranate table…

    French 10K Gold and Enameled Ladies Watch
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    Furniture | Lights | Garden I Decorative Arts

    For nearly fifty years, Tiffany Studios produced the now-famous leaded glass lamps designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. First introduced in the early 20th century, Tiffany lamps have enjoyed continued popularity. With the glass of ancient Rome in mind, Louis Comfort Tiffany invented his trademark favrile glass technique. An example of…

    19TH DIRECTOIRE STYLE BERGERE ARM CHAIR MAHOGANY
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    Millea Bros Select, Day 2

    Louis Comfort Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany Studios, started his career as a trained painter. However, he would be best known for his contributions to glasswork and the Art Nouveau movement. After he traveled through Europe and Morocco, Tiffany began to explore the medium of glasswork and lamps. An example…

    Tiffany Studios, Apple Blossom table lamp
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    Early 20th Century Design

    In 1899, Tiffany Studios introduced three of its most popular lamp designs, including the Nautilus. Launched during an Art Nouveau exhibition in London, it is one of the earliest lamps Tiffany ever made. The Nautilus lamp had several variations, including one with a genuine nautilus-shell shade and another with a…

    Tiffany Studios, American, Early 20th Century, Nautilus Table Lamp, c. 1905, with a Mermaid base cast from a model by Louis Gudebrod
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    Art & Antiques

    The 1986 Michael Jordan Fleer rookie card set was initially a flop, as most collectors preferred the baseball rookie cards. As a result, most shopkeepers returned these unopened packs to the company. Today, these Jordan rookies are highly sought-after. The upcoming Art & Antiques Auction, presented by Cottone Auctions, presents…

    Art & Antiques
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    Toomey & Co. to offer 17 Oak Park Art League paintings in 'Interiors' auction on May 6

    Linen Fold desk lamp: octagonal shade on a Graduate base, #558. Estimate $3,000-5,000. OAK PARK, IL.- During the Interiors auction on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will offer over 600 lots of fine and decorative artwork, sculpture, early 20th century and modern furniture, art pottery, lighting, silver, jewelry, and more…

    Toomey & Co. to offer 17 Oak Park Art League paintings in 'Interiors' auction on May 6
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    California Living

    Antonio Jacobsen, also known as the “Audubon of steam vessels,” painted over 6,000 ships in his lifetime. Clients chose Jacobsen both for his commitment to accuracy and his low cost, charging a rate of about five dollars per piece ($130 today, when adjusted for inflation). A profile of a sailing…

    A Fulper Pottery vase
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    Design

    Launched in 1935, the S.S. Normandie ocean liner was an extravagant symbol of French nationalism. When the ship arrived in New York three years later, the escalating conflict in Europe prevented its return to France. The Normandie was indefinitely docked in Manhattan as a result. Several reverse-glass panels depicting the…

    TIFFANY FURNACES DAMASCENE DESK LAMP
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    Day 2 American & Cont Furniture & Dec Arts

    One of the leading furniture pieces in the upcoming Kamelot Auctions sale is a mahogany chinoiserie bookcase. This 19th-century item displays the influence of both Georgian and Italian architecture. Its doors are made of glass and carved giltwood, decorated with pagodas, mountains, ships, and flowers. Also following the Georgian style…

    19TH C. FEDERAL STYLE GILT WOOD CONVEX MIRROR
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    Fine Art & Antiques

    Louis Comfort Tiffany created Tiffany Studios particularly to expand the use of iridescent glass in lamps and windows. It was during this time that Edison’s invention of the incandescent light bulb inspired Tiffany to focus on home interiors. The upcoming auction, offered by Cottone Auctions, presents several examples of Tiffany’s…

    French Giltwood Over-Mantle Mirror
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    Design

    The Hedgerow Theatre was founded in 1923. Located in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, the Hedgerow was one of the first professional repertory theater companies in the United States. Offered in the upcoming Design auction, presented by Freeman’s, is a furniture piece known as the “Thunder Table.” Created by Wharton Esherick in…

    A DS600 Organic Sofa, De Sede, Switzerland, designed 1972
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    Country and Estate Auction Day 1

    Painter Hugh Bolton Jones was known for his landscapes of New England. Initially a Hudson River School painter, it was the influence of Alexander Harrison that led Jones to adopt a Tonalist style. The upcoming auction, presented by Duane Merrill & Company, features one of the artist’s oil landscape paintings.…

    Spice Box & Swing Handle Ferkin