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Tiffany Studios
Rare Turtle Back Desk Lamp

American, circa 1906
Height: 14 inches (35.56 cm)

This rare Tiffany Desk Lamp features exceptional examples of iridescent Tiffany Glass.

The round foot of the bronze lamp base features a series of inset Tiffany Favrile Glass gems in iridescent blue glass in addition to a decorative round finial which is used to turn the lamp on and off.

This harp base supports a swiveling bronze shade inset with two monumental Tiffany Favrile Glass Turtle Back Tiles which present as a vibrant green when illuminated, while also featuring a vibrant rainbow surface iridescence when the lamp is off. The two Tiffany Glass tiles are framed by borders of elaborately detailed bronze work featuring delicately twisted wires, ropework and beadwork.

This original Tiffany lamp is signed.

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Tiffany Favrile Pottery
Vase with Celtic Bird Motif

American, circa 1905
Height: 5 ½ inches (13.97 cm)
Diameter: 7 ¾ inches (19.685 cm)

An unusually elaborate wide-mouthed favrile pottery vase by Tiffany Studios decorated with a horizontal register of interlocking circles in the style of a Celtic interlace, each circular segment encapsulating a distinct avian motif - there are no repeats.

Wide-mouthed favrile pottery vases of this size and shape were originally designed as lamp bases in the early years of production when Tiffany Lamps were primarily powered by oil fuel; the wide mouth would accommodate an oil canister. As time went on and the company transitioned to electric power, these designs were produced as decorative vases.

A version of this vase in a similar blue glaze is in the permanent collection of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida.

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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 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 Favrile Glass
Iridescent Flower Form

American, circa 1911-12
Height: 9 ¾ inches (24.8 cm)

This Tiffany Favrile Glass Flower Form features a bulbous flower cup in a deep blue glass with allover silvery purple-blue iridescence, decorated with a motif of pulled leaves and swirling vines. The cup tapers into a thin knobbed stem which rests on a slightly domed round foot.

This original Tiffany Glass Flower Form Vase is signed on the underside.

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Tiffany Studios
Rare Enameled Desk Set

American, circa 1920

This rare Tiffany Studios Desk Set was produced around 1920. The bright gilded bronze surface, which is marked by an acid-etched finish on the larger flat areas, is accented by the rich variegated blue pigmentation of the enamel which fills the recesses between delicate wirework patterns and raised quatrefoil decorations.

This set consists of a pair of blotter ends, a letter file, vertical calendar frame, and a letter opener.

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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
Abalone Picture Frame

American, circa 1906
Height: 10 inches (25.4)
Width: 9inches (22.86 cm)
Depth: 7 inches (17.78 cm)

This picture frame is one of the larger of the models produced as part of the Abalone Desk Set by Tiffany Studios in the early 20th century.

The easel-backed gilt bronze picture frame, which displays a 7” high x 6” wide photograph, features a decorative motif of stylized grape clusters, formed by inset discs of shimmering abalone, encircled by swirling channels of inset enamel representing twisting grape vines and leaves.

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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
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 Studios
Abalone Inkwell


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Tiffany Studios
Lotus Table Lamp

American, circa 1906
Height: 22 inches (55.88 cm)
Diameter: 26 inches (66 cm)

As with many of the best designs produced by Tiffany Studios, this original and iconic Tiffany Lamp takes its inspiration from the natural world, with an unusual twist. The shade, marked by a series of sculptural undulating ribs and ridges of leaded green Tiffany Glass, references the underside of the massive round lily pads of the water lily or sacred lotus.

The shade rests on a fluted bronze base in a rich brown patina, which harmonizes with the form of the shade.

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

Edgar Kaufmann Jr. prominently displayed a Tiffany Lotus Lamp on his desk in the master bedroom at Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece that he inherited from his father Edgar J. Kaufmann, the famed philanthropist and businessman. Edgar Kaufmann Jr. was a major collector of Tiffany Lamps and Tiffany Glass, and important pieces from his collection can still be seen today in the house where they harmonize perfectly with the interior.

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Tiffany Studios
Cobra Candle Lamp

American, circa 1904
Height: 12 inches (30.48 cm)

This elaborate version of the "Cobra" Candlestick produced by Tiffany Studios functions as a candle lamp: the footed bronze base supports a Favrile Glass "Tulip" Shade, decorated with a finely striated iridescent feather motif, in addition to a rounded bobeche in matching glass.

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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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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 Favrile Glass
Decorated Flower Form Vase

American, circa 1907-10
Height: 8 ¾ inches (22.23cm)

A charming Favrile Glass Flower Form Vase by Tiffany Studios, the rounded body of the vase in gold iridescent glass with touches of mauve and purple, decorated with a motif of swirling vines and heart shaped leaves, rising on a thin stem from a circular foot marked by blue iridescence, signed on the underside.

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