My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, if you don’t see a new post on Thursday, it’s because I was too busy, so please look for a new one the following Monday.
Christie’s New York held three 20th Century sales on the same day, June 13, 2013. Last Thursday’s post covered the Masterworks by Tiffany Studios: A Sutton Place Collection sale. Today’s post will cover the Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale, which grossed an impressive $6,865,187.
The top two lots of the sale were #s 202 and 203, both Moutons de Laine by Francois-Xavier Lalanne. They both realized well over estimate, reaching $783,750 and $987,750, respectively. Don’t ask me why. I need a primer.
A beautiful, large, landscape window from the First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn was the top Tiffany Studios lot of the sale. Selling as lot #116, it sold near its high estimate of $200,000, realizing $219,750, including buyer’s premium.
The best selling Tiffany Studios lamp of the sale went to lot #121, a Wisteria. It wasn’t the best example ever, but still nice. With a conservative estimate of only $120,000 – $180,000, it sold for $207,750 — a bargain by recent standards. A sharp buyer snapped it up.
A fine Tiffany paperweight Morning Glory vase was the best Tiffany Favrile example of a small offering. It sold as lot #101 for $50,000, against a pre-sale estimate of $40,000 – $60,000.
For the complete results of the sale, click here.
No shows until July 19-21, when we’ll be in Denver. A fellow dealer convinced me to try the show again. She said the show has new promoters, who filled the hall with buyers the last time. So we’ll give it one more shot. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to call or write if you would like to buy, sell or trade.
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