Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates of Mt. Crawford, VA, held an Art, Studio and Cut Glass auction on March 19, 2011. Included in the sale were several good items by Le Verre Francais and Tiffany Studios.
Lot 207 was a rare Le Verre Francais vase in the Palmiers Bleus pattern, 11″ tall. It was estimated to sell for $3-4,000, and sold for $5,100, including buyer’s premium. The Le Verre Francais market has been quiet for some time now, so the result was good for today’s market. This same vase would probably have sold for double a few years ago.
Lot 228 was the star of the art glass section. It was a rare blue decorated Tiffany Favrile perfume bottle with an exquisite ormolu hinged top, 4″ tall. Even with a few surface scratches to body, it soared past its pre-sale estimate of $1-2,000, to sell for $13,200, including buyer’s premium.
The next lot, #229, a rare miniature red decorated Tiffany Favrile vase, 1½” tall x 2 1/8″ diameter, was from the same collection of Ms. Frances Armentrout of Naples, FL. It carried a pre-sale estimate of $800-1,200, and also flew past its estimate, to sell for $7,200, including buyer’s premium.
For the complete catalog of the sale, click on the following link. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates glass auction.
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