I recently sold a great Daum Nancy vase

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Of the thousands of Daum Nancy vases I’ve sold over the years, some are more memorable than others. The vase pictured above is one of them.

Personally, I think it’s gorgeous, with vivid, blue hydrangea flowers and a butterfly on the front and another insect on the reverse. The outline of the decoration was first acid-etched into the glass, then exquisitely hand-painted with enamel.


The cabochons were molten applied with clear glass on top of colored metal foil. When the vase cooled, an artist hand-carved the facets into them. The effect is to make the cabochons appear as if they are colored, but they are clear. The light from the foil is refracted, making the glass appear colored. (You can see there is no color around the top edge of both the red and green cabochons.)

The geometric decoration around the bottom and around the cabochons was acid-etched into the vase, then gilded. Finally the entire vase was fired, making all of the decoration permanent.

Now that you know all of the work involved in creating this vase, you can truly appreciate its sophistication and beauty.

Do you have any good Daum, A. Walter or Argy-Rousseau glass that you want to sell? Please offer it to me.


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.




I should have bought a rare Tiffany Favrile goblet that was sold on eBay August 13, 2021

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Tiffany Favrile goblet

Yesterday I wanted to buy a rare Tiffany Favrile goblet on eBay, but at the time I thought the price was a little too high for me at $1,035. That’s a good price, even for a dealer, but I still didn’t buy it because I thought the color was blah. Now that I’m writing this blog, I realize I made a big mistake.

Only while writing this blog did I look closely at the signature, which includes the words “Special Exhibition”. That’s why it was unique. Ugh! Big mistake! I could have tripled my money.

It had a dark, pulled impurity in the stem, original to the making, but it wouldn’t have had any effect on its saleability.

Oh well. This isn’t the first time, nor will it be the last time I make a mistake. I just need to make fewer of them.

To view the goblet on eBay, click here.

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.

Milestone Auctions sold Tiffany lamps at their August 7, 2021 auction

I will try to publish a new blog every Monday, but I may miss some during the summer.

Milestone Auctions, Willoughby, OH, held a diverse auction on August 7, 2021. Included in the sale was a single-owner collection of lamps, including several by Tiffany Studios. I only had interest in the Tiffany lamps, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to buy any of them.

Tiffany Studios 16″ diameter Herringbone table lamp, Milestone lot #586

Lot #586 was a Tiffany Studios 16″ diameter Herringbone table lamp on a rare reticulated base that was too good for the shade. Most collectors or dealers would use the base for a better shade, like a floral one, and put the Herringbone shade on a simpler base. To me it was a shade and a base, not a complete lamp. It sold for $19,550, against an estimate of $10,000 – $20,000. Too much for me.

Duffner & Kimberly 22″ diameter Peacock table lamp, Milestone lot #588

Duffner & Kimberly Peacock table lamps are rare and desirable. This huge, 22″ diameter example, lot #588, was expected to sell for $10,000 – $20,000, but realized $31,050.

Tiffany Studios 16″ diameter Tulip table lamp, Milestone lot #591
Tiffany Studios Diver’s lamp, Milestone lot #594

The lamp I really wanted most was lot #591, a Tiffany Studios 16″ diameter Tulip table lamp. The flowers had strong, beautiful colors and the background had marvelous blue striated glass. It sold for $42,500, against an estimate of $20,000 – $40,000. Outbid again.

The last Tiffany lamp in the sale was lot #594, a Diver’s lamp with turtleback tiles (named I suppose because it looks like an old-fashioned diver’s helmet). Again I was outbid as it sold for $27,025, against an estimate of $10,000 – $20,000.


Another review of recent sales

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If you follow my blog, it will not surprise you to know the Tiffany lamp market is still strong. Following is a review of some recent sales, including two Tiffany Studios lamps.

Tiffany Studios 18″ diameter Oak Leaf & Acorn table lamp

The quality of Tiffany Oak Leaf & Acorn lamps varies from unimpressive to outstanding. The difference is the choice of glass. The example above is outstanding with beautiful acorns and a heavily mottled green glass background. The very desirable Cushion base has a fabulous original patina.

Tiffany 19″ diameter Linenfold table lamp

Linenfold table lamps are great because they work with almost any decor from 18th century to modern. The example above is special because it has gorgeous green glass, in fabulous original condition, with a super base and a super original patina.

Argy-Rousseau Fans & Masks vase

Pâte-de-verre by Walter and especially Argy-Rousseau is selling very well. The Argy-Rousseau Fans & Masks vase above is fairly rare with really good color.

I’m interested in buying good pâte-de-verre glass by Walter and Argy-Rousseau. Please email your offers.