French glass sells well at Christie’s Modern Collector: Design and Tiffany Studios sale, February 25 – March 11, 2022

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Christie’s New York held an online only Modern Collector: Design and Tiffany Studios sale, February 25 – March 11, 2022, with total sales of $2,000,628. Included in the sale were additional items from the collection of Dr. Thomas Chua. On March 4, 2022, Doyle New York sold part of the collection (see my blog post of March 7, 2022 for a review of that sale.)

Daum Nancy Dragonfly table lamp, Christie’s lot #81

The top lot of the collection was #81, a 20″ tall Daum Nancy Dragonfly table lamp. While the workmanship was superb and the decoration very rare, the shade was too small for the base. It was original from Daum, but quite clunky, so I didn’t have much interest in the lamp. But others did. Estimated to sell for $20,000 – $30,000, it realized $50,400, including buyer’s premium.

Gallé Wisteria vase, Christie’s lot #104

Christie’s sold two monumental Gallé Wisteria vases, lots #103 and #104, very similar in shape and size (24½” tall). Both were estimated to sell for $6,000 – $8,000, but the blue example sold for $47,880, including buyer’s premium, $10,080 more than the red example; both impressive results.

Daum Nancy Ombelles vase, Christie’s lot #87

I really wanted to buy lot #87, a gorgeous Daum Nancy Ombelles vase. It was the total package; totally wheel-carved, great shape, beautiful color, and applied handles. Unfortunately for me it sold for more than I was willing to pay; $22,680, including buyer’s premium, against an estimate of $5,000 – $7,000. I bid strongly, but it wasn’t enough.


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