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Tiffany Studios
Dragonfly Table Lamp

American, circa 1906
Height: 18 ½ inches (47 cm)
Diameter: 14 inches (35.6 cm)

This exceptional Tiffany Dragonfly Lamp features a silver patinated Inverted Mushroom base with matching silvered leading on the shade. This rare finish was made available at Tiffany Studios for an additional 20% on top of the purchase price on any lamp in their catalogue; gilding was also available for an additional 20%.

This example of the 14-inch diameter Dragonfly Shade features a series of dragonflies formed by variegated green glass, their wings in striated green and orange glass mounted with pierced metal filigree. The dragonflies hover above a background of heavily mottled cornflower blue glass, interspersed throughout with deep blue rounded pressed glass "jewels."

This original Tiffany Lamp is signed on both the shade and base.

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Tiffany Studios
Byzantine Rocker Blotter

Height: 2 inches (5 centimeters)
Length: 5 3/4 inches (15 centimeters)
Width: 2 7/8 inches (7 centimeters)
American, circa 1910

The richly decorated surface of this Tiffany Studios Byzantine pattern Rocker Blotter, ca. 1910, may have been inspired by the intricate details found in decorative objects from the Byzantine Empire. The three-dimensional gilded surface of Tiffany's interpretation is marked by raised bronze and glass beads and inset coral panels of Tiffany favrile glass.

The Byzantine desk set was manufactured between 1908 and 1914, and was by far the most expensive commercial desk set sold by Tiffany Studios at the time; to make your blotter extra special, the 1909 Tiffany Blue Book stated that "Rosary Pearls" could be added in lieu of glass beads for a minor price increase.

Provenance:
Private Collection, New York

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Marcel Goupy
Enameled Vase

French, circa 1925
Height: 9 ¾ inches (24.8 cm)
Diameter: 7 ¼ inches (18.4 cm)

This enameled glass vase by French Art Nouveau master Marcel Goupy features a horizontal frieze depicting a series of graceful gazelles in enamel, with gold highlights which coordinate with the gilded metal mount on the rim of the vase.

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Gorham
Mixed Metal Page Turner

American, circa 1880
8 ¾” long x 1 ¼” wide

This patinated bronze and mixed metal Page Turner was produced around 1880 by Rhode Island based Gorham Manufacturing Co.

The page turner consists of a wide, flat pointed blade portion, featuring an applied sterling silver figure of a frog, with a Japanese design handle with decoration of a meditating figure, a bird, and bamboo in gold; both sides of the textured handle feature identical decoration.

This piece is impressed with firm's mark and model number.

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Fred Rothenbusch for
Rookwood Pottery
Scenic Vellum Harbor Vase

American, 1910
Height: 9 inches (22.86 cm)

An unusual vase depicting a harbor scene by Rookwood artist Fred Rothenbusch, depicting a series of boats at work at a twilight in London harbor (the silhouette of the Tower Bridge can be seen behind the largest grouping of boats). Around the turn of the twentieth century, Rookwood began to treat the surface of the vase slightly differently, as in this piece. Instead of painting a scene across the entire surface, the vase was divided into sections: in this example, the upper and lower parts of the vase, in a soft blue glaze, are bisected by a horizontal band containing the entirety the harbor scene, framed by soft blue lines at the top and bottom.

Rothenbusch was known for his work depicting hazy landscapes in the Vellum glaze; a nephew of Albert Valentien, one of Rookwood’s most prolific artists, he was employed by the firm for over thirty years from 1896 to 1931.

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Tiffany Favrile Glass
Early Flower Form Vase

American, circa 1898-1900
Height: 17 ⅜ inches (44 cm)

This early Tiffany Favrile Glass Flower Form dates from the early years of blown glass production at Louis Comfort Tiffany's complex in Corona, Queens.

The vase is formed by a pale green sculpturally ruffled flower cup, decorated with iridescent striations of gold and light green leaf design, rising from a tapered elongated green stem. The vase is supported by a pillowed foot with pulled green leaves on a yellow and amber background.

This early example of Tiffany glass is signed on the underside with date code.

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Tiffany Studios
Hanging Turtle Back Shade

American, circa 1900
Diameter: 26 inches

A rare and monumental Tiffany Studios hanging shade comprising a series of leaded "Turtle Back" Tiffany Glass Tiles in a golden amber color, with rich surface iridescence.

A similar example is in the collection of the New-York Historical Society.

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Tiffany Studios
Candlestick for the Rowfant Club

American, circa 1903
Height: 8 ¾ inches (22.2 cm)
Width: 4 ¼ inches (10.8 cm)
Depth: 5 ⅛ inches (12.7 cm)

This charming bronze candlestick was designed by Ernest Thompson Seton for the Rowfant Club, an exclusive bibliophilic society established in Cleveland, Ohio in 1892. The candlestick was originally issued in an edition of 100 bronze copies cast by Tiffany Studios in Corona, Queens in 1903.

The candlestick takes the form of a groundhog, expertly modeled by J.L. Clark of the American Museum of Natural History, sitting on an open book, raising up a candle in homage to the club's motto ("Light Seeking Light Doth Light of Light beguile").

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Tiffany Favrile Glass
Flower Form Vase

American, circa 1900-03
Height: 18 inches (45.72 cm)

This early Tiffany Flower Form Vase stands elegantly at a monumental height of 18 inches.

The elongated flower cup, in a pale pink glass decorated with striated green leaves, rises from a thin stem of striated green glass. The stem rests on a domed foot formed by rich gold iridescent glass with subtle vertical ribbing.

This original piece of early Tiffany Favrile Glass is signed on the underside.

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George Nakashima
Coffee Table

American, 1954
Height: 13 inches (33.02cm)
Width: 58 ½ inches (148.59cm)
Depth: 18 ¾ inches (47.63cm)

An early American Black Walnut table by American woodworker George Nakashima, acquired directly from Nakashima Studio in 1954 and descending through the family (with copy of original invoice and a letter of authentication from Mira Nakashima).

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Tiffany Studios
Dragonfly Lamp Screen

American, circa 1906
Height: 6 ¼ inches (15.88 cm)
Width: 9 ½ inches (24.13 cm)

An extremely rare Tiffany Studios leaded glass dragonfly design lamp screen. The dragonfly body of mottled orange, the wings pale blue and grey with filigree overlay, the background in translucent and transparent pale green with tinges of taupe, blue glass jewel eyes, and decorative emerald glass jewel ornaments at base. 

Although often referred to as pendants, the lamp screens were originally hung below the edge of shades to diffuse the light from early bulbs. 

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Tiffany Studios
Rare Moorish Lantern

American, circa 1905
Length of fixture including permanent hardware: 24 inches (60.9 cm) 

Like many of the lanterns produced by Tiffany Studios in the early 20th century, this example is likely the only known of this particular configuration and was probably a custom commission for a specific interior.

Louis Comfort Tiffany's fascination with the art and design of Eastern cultures manifested in many of the objects produced by Tiffany Studios, and this lantern is no exception. The form of this lantern, in particular the domed top, reference the art and architecture of the Far East including Moorish minarets and lanterns.

When the lantern is not powered, the leaded Tiffany Glass presents as an overall pale milky blue/white color. However, when the fixture is illuminated, subtle but deliberate glass selection is revealed: the lower cylindrical portion of the shade features a central band of mottled glass in a warmer golden tone, in contrast to the translucent opalescent glass which forms the remainder of the shade.

The bottom of the lantern curves under to reveal a "hatch" formed by a gold iridescent Tiffany Glass "Turtle Back" Tile with a small circular bronze finial serving as a clasp. This design feature allows for access to the bulbs and interior hardware while also diffusing light beneath the shade through the glow of the Tiffany Glass tile.

A horizontal band of openwork convex metal discs, along with vertical slits in the cap, would have allowed heat from early light bulbs to escape the shade.

For a period photograph from Tiffany Studios of a (now lost) wall fixture featuring a similar lantern, see:
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany At Auction (Rizzoli New York: 1981), pg. 242, fig. 721.

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Tiffany Studios
Louis XVI Frame

American, circa 1910
Height: 5 ½ inches (13.97 cm)
Width: 6 inches (15.24 cm)

Part of the Louis XVI desk set produced by Tiffany Studios in the early 20th century, this horizontal frame was originally intended to be used as a Calendar Frame.

The gilt bronze surface features acid etched finish along the flat planes, in addition to raised decoration of swags, laurels, and ribbons.

This original piece of Tiffany Studios metalwork is stamped on the reverse.

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Tiffany Studios
Candlestick with Favrile Glass Candle Cup

American, circa 1904
Height: 9 ⅞ inches (25.082 cm)

A rare example of a Tiffany Tripod Candlestick which features a blown gold iridescent Favrile Glass Candle Cup. This candlestick model was generally produced entirely in bronze. This unusual example, in the original statuary bronze patina, retains both its original matching bobeche and the snuffer which hangs from a hook suspended between the three legs.

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Tiffany Studios
Abalone Inkwell


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Tiffany Studios
Geometric Tyler Variant Table Lamp

American, circa 1904
Height: 26 inches
Diameter: 18 inches

The relatively simple geometric pattern of the shade of this original Tiffany Lamp is accented by the use richly mottled Tiffany glass in a vibrant amber-orange tone, with a lower border in a complementary green glass streaked with bright yellow.

The shade rests on a three-arm original Tiffany lamp base known as the Tyler model. This example features a rich brown patina.

Both the shade and base of this exceptional Tiffany Studios lamp are signed.

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Tiffany Favrile Glass
Early Cabinet Vase

American, circa 1897-99
Height: 3 ¾ inches
Diameter: 3 ¼ inches

This unusual early Tiffany Favrile Glass cabinet vase utilizes blown glass to recreate a technique used by Louis Comfort Tiffany in designs for candlesticks and Tiffany lamp bases produced at his nearby metal foundry: hot glass was blown through an elaborate openwork metal armature to produce a sculptural pillowed effect. In this experimental piece, silvery glass was applied to the surface of the bright green vase, forming Art Nouveau style strap work which seems to constrain the glass beneath.

Related example illustrated:
Martin Eidelberg, “Tiffany Favrile Glass and the Quest of Beauty,” (Lillian Nassau LLC, New York: 2007), p. 36 fig. 41.

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Tiffany Studios
Electrified Candelabrum

American, circa 1906
Height: 9 inches (22.86 cm)

A rare electrified candlestick by Tiffany Studios, the bronze footed candelabrum base rising to two "candle cups" which hold two Tiffany Favrile Glass "Tulip" Shades, the milky-white opalescent ground decorated with striated green feathers framed by an iridescent border which rise up from base of the shade.

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Tiffany Studios
Harp Desk Lamp

American, circa 1910
Diameter: 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Height: 20 1/4 inches (51.54 cm)

A charming Tiffany Studios desk lamp, the green body of the Tiffany favrile glass shade with allover iridescent wave decoration, on an unusual telescoping bronze 'Harp' style base with scalloped stylized leaf design, resting on 8 foliate feet. Both the shade and the base of this original Tiffany Studios lamp are signed.

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