Tiffany and Lalique glassware from a private New York City collector provided some of the highlights in the Clarke Auction Gallery (25% buyer’s premium) online and phone bidding sale.
Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Anne Crane
Topping the bill in New York on March 22 were two Tiffany lamps from this group: a signed Lotus lamp at $120,000 (£104,350) and a Peony lamp at $100,000 (£86,955).
Lalique call to arms
The selection of Lalique glass included a frosted glass figure, known as Grande Nue Bras Levés, a model introduced in 1921. Set on a wood base and measuring 2ft (62cm) high, the figure– which is engraved R.LALIQUE FRANCE – sold within estimate at $25,000 (£21,740).
A 9½in (23cm) high opalescent Bacchantes vase went within guide at $7500 (£6520).
Also in demand was a pair of stylish mid-century multi drawer chests measuring 3ft 11in x 3ft (1.2m x 91cm) designed by the Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti for the American furniture manufacturer M Singer and Sons.
They realised $18,000 (£15,650).