Doyle New York held its Belle Epoque auction last on September 23. Over 30 lots of Tiffany Studios items came to the auction block, with mixed results. None of the lots were exceptionally rare or unusual, so these results were predictable. Unfortunately, Doyle does not retain its photos online for posting on this blog, so I used my file photo for one lot.
A 20″ diameter Daffodil table lamp came to the block with a pre-sale estimate of $40-60,000, a bit on the aggressive side. $30-50,000 would have been more appropriate. It was bid to $35,000 and did not sell.
An 18″ diameter Swirling Leaf shade only, without a base, was estimated at $8-12,000, appropriate for this item. It sold for $10,625, including buyer’s premium.
Vases did OK, with a 14″ blue Favrile glass trumpet vase reaching $2,500, a blue Tel el Amarna vase bringing $4,375 and a gold vase with millifiori decoration selling for $3,375, all including buyer’s premium.
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