A few good results at Bonham’s 20th Century Decorative Arts sale, June 14, 2013

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Bonham’s was the third of the major auction houses to hold its June 20th Century sale, with fair results. Some categories did well, while others faltered.

30" diam. Tiffany Studios Turtleback chandelier, Bonham's lot #1037

30″ diam. Tiffany Studios Turtleback chandelier, Bonham’s lot #1037

Lot #1037 was a large, 30″ diameter, Favrile glass and bronze Turtleback tile chandelier, perfect for an Arts & Crafts home. It sold within the estimate of $50,000 – $70,000, realizing $68,500, including buyer’s premium. A number of the Tiffany Studios items, of the relatively small selection, did not sell, mostly because the estimates were too aggressive.

Mucha lithograph Winter, of the Four Seasons, Bonham's lot #1056

Mucha lithograph Winter, of the Four Seasons, Bonham’s lot #1056

Mucha lithographs had a good day, with many selling within or above their pre-sale estimates. The highest price of the Mucha selection was realized by an 1896 set of the Four Seasons. Selling as lot #1056, they reached the low estimate, $62,500.

Daum Nancy lake and flower vase, Bonham's lot #1069

Daum Nancy lake and flower vase, Bonham’s lot #1069

Most of the small selection of French cameo glass items sold within their pre-sale estimates. Lot #1069 was a huge, 21″ tall, acid-etched and enameled Daum Nancy lake and flower vase. It sold just below it’s low estimate, realizing $8,125.

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.

Fabulous B&S mini vase with internally decorated flowers -- just in

Fabulous B&S mini vase with internally decorated flowers — just in

Click here to view French cameo glass for sale. We always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on our website and at every show.

Wonderful A. Walter pate-de-verre vase with lizard, just in

Wonderful A. Walter pate-de-verre vase with lizard, just in

Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps.

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