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Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat
Vase with Applied Crab and Seaweed

Height: 9 inches
Diameter: 9 ½ inches
French, circa 1900

This spectacular glazed earthenware vase by is a masterwork by French Art Nouveau master ceramicist Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat.

The rounded body of the vase features applied seaweed which climbs up the vase from the foot, with tendrils artfully wrapping over the lip of the rim. Nestled amongst the seaweed at the shoulder of the vase, a sculptural crab with carefully rendered details perches with one claw gripping the rim.

The vase exhibits a classic Dalpayrat sang-de-boeuf glaze, which is further enhanced by the three-dimensionality of the decoration.

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Fred Rothenbusch
Scenic Vellum Harbor Vase

Height: 9 inches
American, 1910

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 Pottery
Vase with Celtic Bird Motif

Height: 5 ½ inches
Diameter: 7 ¾ inches
American, circa 1905

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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George Nakashima
Coffee Table

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

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 Favrile Glass
Early Cabinet Vase

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

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
Abalone Picture Frame

Height: 10 inches
Width: 9inches
Depth: 7 inches
American, circa 1906

his 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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Redlich & Co.
Cigar Lighter

American, circa 1900
2” high

A whimsical "Tragedy & Comedy" wick-style cigar lighter by American silver company Redlich & Co. (1895-1946), with hallmarks.

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Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company
Rare Silvered Hanging Lantern

Length: 29 inches
Diameter: 7 inches
American, circa 1890-95

An extremely rare early hanging light fixture by Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company, the predecessor to Tiffany Studios, dating from the late 19th century.

This unique light fixture comprises an opalescent blown glass shade in a milky white hue which is suspended from a “crown” of openwork twisted silvered bronze chains with inset pressed square Tiffany Favrile Glass tiles. A series of pendants of alternating length comprising twisted silver wire and scrolling chains, each with inset alternating round and oval Favrile Glass tiles, are suspended from the crown, surrounding the blown glass shade.

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Sadie Irvine for Newcomb Pottery
Dogwood Vase

Height: 5 inches
Diameter: 8 inches
American, 1917

A low, wide-mouthed glazed ceramic vase by artist Sadie Irvine for Newcomb College Pottery, with artist's marks and date code for 1917, featuring relief decoration of pale blue dogwood blossoms with green branches and leaves, against a deep blue background.

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Tiffany Favrile Glass
Candlestick

Height: 6 ½ inches
American, circa 1910

A gold iridescent Tiffany Favrile Glass candlestick, the circular foot with raised decoration and iridescent surface, from which the stem rises and separates to form a reeded open ring, which further supports the flat iridescent candle cup.

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Tiffany Studios
Candlestick with Favrile Glass Candle Cup

Height: 9 ⅞ inches
American, circa 1904

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
Favrile Glass Lamp

Height: 15 ½ inches
Diameter: 10 ½ inches
American, circa 1910

This rare table lamp by Tiffany Studios is comprised almost entirely of blown Favrile Glass. Both the helmet-shaped shade and gourd-shaped base feature rich rainbow surface iridescence with additional decoration of a series of silvery feathers.

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Tiffany Studios
Nasturtium Table Lamp

American, circa 1906
Diameter: 18 inches (45.72 cm)
Height: 26 inches (66.04 cm)

An original Tiffany Studios Nasturtium Table Lamp, the 18-inch diameter shade comprising an all over design of red, orange, and yellow nasturtiums which envelope the shade, their rounded leaves in yellow and green glass striated with hints of orange, with mottled green stems, standing out against background of soft blue glass touched with shades of mauve, perhaps evoking the sky at twilight.

This vibrant shade is paired with an original bronze three-armed Tyler design table base, featuring stylized pod design in low relief, in rich brown/green patina.

This authentic Tiffany Lamp has an original reticulated metal heat cap in matching patina.

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Tiffany Studios
Clematis Table Lamp

American, circa 1902-04
Diameter: 18 inches (45.72 cm)
Height: 23 inches (58.42)

A rare and exceptional original Tiffany Lamp, featuring an 18-inch diameter Clematis Shade paired with a bronze Pineapple Base with original blown Tiffany glass in a rich green. The shade features a particularly fine selection of early Tiffany glass; the blossoms range from opaque lavender to a translucent indigo streaked with mauve and blue. The background glass, in marbled green and blue, sets off the vibrant flowers to dramatic effect. The rare Tiffany Lamps that heavily incorporate purple glass are among the most sought after by today’s Tiffany collectors.

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

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Tiffany Studios
Abalone Inkwell


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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
Hanging Daffodil Shade


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Tiffany Studios
Footed Pastel Favrile Glass Center Bowl

American, circa 1925
Height: 6 ⅜ inches (16.192 cm)
Diameter: 10 ½ inches (26.67 cm)

A footed Tiffany Pastel Favrile Glass center bowl of flaring form in striped glass, with a large pulled everted rim with a stretched yellow edge. The stylized leaf shaped standard raised on a clear base with an opalescent rim. Signed on underside.

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Tiffany Favrile Glass
Decorated Flower Form Vase

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

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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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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