Excellent results for French glass at Christie’s Design sale, December 9, 2021

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Christie’s New York held a Design sale on December 9, 2021. Included in the sale was an outstanding group of French glass, consisting of 24 lots of important artistic vases and lamps by Gallé, Daum and others. Only two of the lots did not sell, with the others selling mostly at or above their high estimates.

Following is a review of some of the standout sales.

Daum and Majorelle Nénuphar table lamp, Christie’s lot #107

The top lot of the French glass section of the sale was #107, an Art Nouveau bronze and glass Nénuphar (Water Lily) lamp by Daum (the glass) and Majorelle (the bronze), circa 1900. It sold for many times its high estimate of $30,000, realizing $200,000, including buyer’s premium.

Gallé Wisteria table lamp, Christie’s lot #89

The second highest lot of the French glass section of the sale went to #89, a huge, impressive, 30½” tall, blue and yellow Gallé Wisteria table lamp. It sold within its estimate of $100,000 – $150,000, realizing $162,500, including buyer’s premium.

Gallé Rose of France vase, Christie’s lot #96

I loved lot #96, an important, artistic Gallé Rose of France vase, with molten applied flowers, branches and leaves. I tried to buy it, but it went way into retail territory. It sold for $118,750, including buyer’s premium, against an estimate of $25,000 – $35,000.

The collection of French glass was exceptional, so I suggest you click here for the complete results of the sale. The sale grossed $13,969,125, so you’ll probably be interested in the other lots in the sale, a few of which exceeded $1,000,000.

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.

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