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Christie’s New York held a Tiffany sale on December 10, 2021 that grossed $4,193,250, with only 40 lots for sale. Results were strong, with most items selling at or above (some well above) their high estimates. Only one lot, #220, a Tiffany figural window, failed to sell. Following is a review of some of the more interesting results.
As expected, the top lot of the sale went to #223, a very rare Apple Blossom table lamp in the form of a Wisteria lamp. Only six examples are known to exist, of which three are in museums. The lamp realized $625,000, including buyer’s premium, against an estimate of $400,000 – $600,000.
Lot #232 was a very rare and unusual Favrile glass lamp with 7 shades, on an Arch base. It almost doubled its low estimate of $150,000, realizing $300,000, including buyer’s premium.
I really wanted to buy lot #227, a 20″ diameter Dragonfly lamp with gorgeous dichroic, mottled glass in the background. It sold for $93,750, including buyer’s premium, against an estimate of $50,000 – $70,000. Unfortunately for me, I was the underbidder (as I was on a number of lots).
I managed not to buy anything because of the strong prices. I take consolation in the fact that the market is strong.
Click here for the complete results of the sale.
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