Lamps sell well at Cottone’s Fine Art & Antiques Auction, March 29, 2014

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Cottone Auctions held a Fine Art & Antiques sale on March 29, 2014, with stellar results. The offerings were eclectic, so I’ll only cover the lamps.

Fine Tiffany Studios 20" Daffodil table lamp, Cottone lot #248

Fine Tiffany Studios 20″ Daffodil table lamp, Cottone lot #248

Top lot of the lamps went to #248, a Tiffany Studios 20″ Daffodil table lamp, estimated at $35,000 – $45,000. It sold for $49,500, near the high estimate, including the buyer’s premium.

Tiffany Studios 10" Favrile table lamp, Cottone lot #260

Tiffany Studios 10″ Favrile table lamp, Cottone lot #260

A Tiffany Studios Favrile glass table lamp brought a strong price. It had a pretty 10″ King Tut decorated shade on a very simple base. Estimated to sell for $5,000 – $8,000, it easily exceeded its high estimate to sell for $12,400. My guess is that someone wanted the shade for a better base, perhaps a floor lamp.

Handel Jungle Birds boudoir table lamp, Cottone lot #260

Handel Jungle Birds boudoir table lamp, Cottone lot #260

A nice Handel boudoir lamp with jungle birds sold for a strong $5,600, against a pre-sale estimate of $2,000 – $4,000.

For the complete results of the sale, click here. You can choose the categories at the top of the page.

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Remember the Antiques and Garden Fair at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL, opens this Friday, April 11, at 10 AM, and closes on Sunday, April 13, at 5 PM. It’s a lovely show that you’ll be glad you attended. We’ll have our new purchases from our European buying trip for sale at the show, as well as some great domestic purchases. Tune in Monday for the results of the show.

This rare R. lalique blue Piriac vase is a recent purchase

This rare R. lalique blue Piriac vase is a recent purchase

Click here to view my new website and look around. We always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on our website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps

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