Decent results for Tiffany Studios lamps at Cottone’s Fine Art & Antiques Auction, September 28, 2019

Monday’s post is delayed as we’re on a European buying trip. I hope to have it up by 3 PM EDT.


Cottone Auctions, Geneseo, NY, held a Fine Art & Antiques Auction on September 28, 2019. Included in the sale was a nice selection of Tiffany Studios lamps. The results were decent, but not exceptional. Following are the top three results.

Tiffany Studios 17″ diameter Dragonfly table lamp, Cottone lot #57

Tied for the top Tiffany lamp of the sale was lot #57, a 17″ diameter Dragonfly table lamp with very attractive orange and red ripple glass. It sold for $64,900, including buyer’s premium – toward the lower end of the pre-sale estimate of $50,000 – $80,000.

Tiffany Studios 17″ diameter Geranium table lamp, Cottone lot #58

Next up for sale was lot #58, a rare Tiffany 17″ diameter Geranium table lamp, with an equally rare reticulated urn base. Estimated to sell for $60,000 – $80,000, it sold just below its low estimate, realizing $64,900, including buyer’s premium – identical to the price of the previous lot, the Geranium lamp.

Tiffany Studios 20″ diameter Poppy table lamp, Cottone lot #60

The third best result of the Tiffany lamps was lot #60, a very attractive 20″ diameter Poppy table lamp. It sold slightly above its low estimate of $45,000, realizing $46,000 ($54,280, including buyer’s premium). I really liked this lamp and bid accordingly. I was the underbidder at $45,000. I just couldn’t justify bidding any higher because it wouldn’t leave me with enough room for a decent profit.

For the complete results of the sale click here. You will have to sign in to log on (free).
November 8-10, 2019 Fri: 10 AM – 6 PM Sat: 10 AM – 5 PM Sun: 11 AM – 4 PM

No shows until May when we’ll exhibit at the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design show at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. It’s a beautiful show in a wonderful venue. The dates are May 14-17, 2020. So put it on your calendar and make plans to visit. You’ll thank me.

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