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Tag: Tiffany Studios

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    David Drake’s Storage Jar for Lewis Miles Pottery Leads Rago’s Early 20th-Century Design Sale

    David Drake, also known as Dave the Potter, was born in South Carolina in the early 1800s. While enslaved, he worked under several pottery kiln masters, including Lewis Miles. Drake learned pottery very early in his life. He went on to create gigantic stoneware pots between 1830 and 1864. During…

    David Drake (Dave the Potter) for Lewis Miles Pottery, Rare storage jar
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    Ceramics & Tiffany Favrile Lamps Lead Rago’s Early 20th Century Auction

    Some hard-to-replicate ceramics by George Ohr, Taxile Doat, Viktor Schreckengost, and Josef Hoffmann will be available in Rago’s Early 20th Century Design auction. A rare vase from the French potter Taxile Doat is among the leading lots. The vase mimics the shape and colors of a gourd. Skilled in pâte-sur-pâte (paste on paste)…

    Tiffany Studios, Dragonfly table lamp
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    New York Winter Scenes by Guy Carleton Wiggins Come To Auction

    Guy Carleton Wiggins was a landscape painter famous for his artworks featuring New York City winter scenes. The artist learned his craft from his father, Carleton Wiggins, a Barbizon-style artist. He later went on to study under prominent names like William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. Talking about his first…

    Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883 - 1962) New York Storm, Columbus Circle oil on board signed lower right Guy Wiggins signed and titled verso Mid
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    Artelisted Brings Vintage Tiffany Studios Pieces & Fine Art to Auction

    Leading Artelisted’s upcoming Auctioneer Picks sale is a Tiffany Studios desk set. Tiffany was long-established in the leaded glass industry when the company moved to produce items suitable for all budgets. To accomplish this, Tiffany expanded the New York-based Tiffany Furnaces factory and began producing household goods. The available desk…

    Antique Tiffany Studios Desk Set
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    Upcoming Auction by Shapiro Highlights History and Mystery

    "Mystery clocks" were termed so because the minute and the hour hands gave the illusion of floating freely with no visible connection to the dial. Because each hand was fixed to a clear, rotating crystal or citrine disk, they were virtually invisible. Cartier's clockmaker Maurice Coüet began creating modern versions…

    A Cartier Citrine, Onyx, Chrysoprase, Silver And Diamond 'mystery Clock', Case No. 201207, Circa 1970s
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    Vintage art and design collection on offer with Showplace

    Partners Edward Howard, David Davis, and Aaron Lufkin Dennison intended to make completely interchangeable clock movement parts. This lead to the formation of the Boston Watch Company in 1849. However, due to low sales, the company closed a decade later. Following its demise, Howard partnered with Charles Rice to create…

    Mary Curtis Richardson Portrait Oil on Canvas
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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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