Fontaine’s Auction, Pittsfield, MA, held an Antiques, Clocks & Fine Art auction on January 18, 2020. Included in the sale were Tiffany lamps and the Edward Malakoff collection of Pairpoint lamps. Malakoff was the author of the book Pairpoint Lamps.
The top lot of the Pairpoint lamps was #1, a very rare puffy Owl on the matching owl base. There are fewer than 10 known examples in the world. The final price realized was $65,000, against a pre-sale estimate of $25,000 – $40,000.
The second best lot of the Pairpoint lamps was #51, a rare Orange Tree puffy on a tree trunk base. It sold well above its estimate of $15,000 – $20,000, realizing $28,000.
The Pairpoint lamp market has been in a prolonged slump prices for decades, so it was nice to see some strong prices. There also were some good bargains on many on the more common lamps.
The top Tiffany lamp of the sale also wasn’t a surprise. Fontaine’s always saves lot #100 for the star of the sale. This time it was a Tiffany 24″ diameter Peony Border floor lamp on an unusual base. It sold for $125,000, against the estimate of $125,000-$175,000.For the complete results of the sale, click here.
Our next show, The Palm Beach Show, is only 10 days away. You can get two free tickets to the show by clicking here. It will be held at the Palm Beach Convention Center, February 13-18, 2020. We haven’t exhibited there in a few years, but decided to give it another try this year in a smaller booth.