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If you haven’t noticed, the Tiffany lamp market is hot. I’m talking both about auction and private sales. Here are a few examples.
I can’t keep Tiffany lamps in inventory. I’m almost sold out of leaded lamps and trying to buy more has been futile recently. I had two serious inquiries on the same day for my Tiffany 15″ Spider table lamp. One client said he’s seriously interested and requested a few more pictures, which I agreed to. 10 minutes later another client said she’ll take the lamp, without requiring additional photos. I had to let the first client know it was sold. If I were him, I would have been suspicious, but strange things like that happen every once in a while (especially when the market is hot). There was absolutely no monkey business, just coincidence.
This past Saturday, I tried to buy a couple of Tiffany lamps at Cottone Auctions, Geneseo, NY. They held a Fine Art & Antiques sale, including several Tiffany lamps.
Lot #38 was a Tiffany 22″ diameter Peony table lamp. The colors were strong, but to my taste garish. I had no interest in the lamp. Regardless, it sold for $120,000, including buyer’s premium, against an estimate of $60,000 – $80,000.
I did try to buy lot #41, a strong example of the Jewel and Feather model, with superior color, mottling and condition. I figured I could sell the lamp in the $15,000 – $18,000 price range, so I bid accordingly. Estimated to sell for $7,000 – $10,000, it realized $21,600, including buyer’s premium. I can only assume a retail bidder was the final purchaser.
I do have a fabulous Tiffany 18″ diameter Oak Leaf & Acorn table lamp for sale, as well as a fine Tiffany 16″ diameter Crocus table lamp and a 19″ diameter Linenfold lamp. If you’re interested in any of them, please let me know. I suspect they won’t last long.
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.
I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.