Some extraordinary results for French cameo glass at Christie’s Interior sale, July 22, 2010

Christie’s New York held another of their Interior sales on July 22, 2010, with some noteworthy results for French cameo glass.

Daum Nancy winter scenic footed bowl, Christie's New York, lot 217, July 22, 2010

Daum Nancy winter scenic footed bowl, Christie's New York, lot 217, July 22, 2010

The French cameo glass section of the sale began with lot 204 and ended with lot 236. A nice selection of Daum Nancy and Emile Galle glass passed the block during that time. The top lot of the group was #217, a Daum Nancy winter scenic footed bowl, estimated to sell for $1,500-2,000. It sold for 10 times the high estimate for the extraordinary price of $20,000. It was a hair taller than 3″ and in my opinion should have sold in the $3-4,000 range.

Daum Nancy winter scenic vase, Christie's lot 216, July 22, 2010

Daum Nancy winter scenic vase, Christie's lot 216, July 22, 2010

A larger 9½” Daum Nancy winter scenic vase, lot 216, was the second highest lot of the French cameo glass. It was estimated to sell for $2-3,000 and sold for $18,750, again many times the high estimate.

Daum Nancy 8¾ inches bellflower vase, Christie's lot 225, July 22, 2010

Daum Nancy 8¾ inches bellflower vase, Christie's lot 225, July 22, 2010

Another superb price was achieved by lot 225, a Daum Nancy floral vase with purple bellflowers. It sold for over 8 times the high estimate of $1,800, realizing $15,000.

Galle water lily vase, 11¾ inches, Christie's lot 207, July 22, 2010

Galle water lily vase, 11¾ inches, Christie's lot 207, July 22, 2010

Gallé vases also performed well, but not as well as Daum. The top Gallé lot of the sale was #207. Estimated at $2-3,000, it sold for $8,125, almost three times the high estimate.

Good French cameo glass continues to do well, even under trying conditions in today’s market.

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