I guess I have to admit that I didn’t think business would be good during a pandemic, but I was wrong. Surprisingly my online business has been quite good and auctions have been through the roof. People have not lost faith in the economy, so they’ve redirected their energies online.
Following are a few of my recent sales, including Tiffany lamps, French cameo glass and bronze.
I’ve only had the pleasure of owning a Tiffany 10″ red Favrile lamp two or three times over almost 50 years of business. Recently I bought and sold one of the best I’ve ever had. The heavily ribbed shade had truly fabulous color. The base was a special example with accessories for a magazine and a drink. You won’t see anything of this quality or rarity for another 20 years. I never advertised it, but sold it immediately to one of my best clients.
Daum Nancy sometimes did on-demand custom work, such as Marriage cups. Sometimes they were individual with the intertwined initials of the bride and groom. Sometimes they were pairs, with each cup having an individual initial. The example pictured above has intertwined initials. The color, detail and workmanship are just fantastic and the condition is amazing, with virtually no wear to the extensive gilding.
Leo Laporte-Blairsy, (1865-1923), is one of my favorite French sculptors. Sometimes he worked together with Daum Nancy to produce bronze lamps with a Daum shade. They’re all spectacular, including the large, 29″, Peacock lamp pictured above. The eyes of the feathers are glass and light up when the lamp is turned on. It’s a sight to behold.
It’s debatable who was the best maker of French cameo glass, but Burgun & Schverer certainly was one of them. Their internally decorated vases are ultra-sophisticated because so many techniques were used to make them. And they’re SO… beautiful. We recently sold this gorgeous example with yellow irises.
Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.