Posts Tagged ‘art glass

12
Mar
14

Planting a Tiffany Garden

Michaan’s Auctions is honored to announce its third offering of spectacular Tiffany Studios treasures from Japan’s esteemed Garden Museum Collection.  The fine Tiffany masterworks will sold at 1:00 p.m. on April 12, 2014, providing discriminating buyers from around the world another exclusive opportunity to bid on these magnificent Tiffany treasures.  The following provides a sneak peek into a few Garden Museum Collection highlights in the sale.

Tiffany Studios Peacock Chandelier

Tiffany Studios Peacock Chandelier

This Tiffany Peacock chandelier is an expected high point from the sale’s Garden Museum Collection lots ($250,000-300,000).

Tiffany Studios 22 Inch Peony Table Lamp On A Reticulated Bronze Base.

Tiffany Studios 22 Inch Peony Table Lamp On A Reticulated Bronze Base

A Tiffany Studios Peony table lamp illuminates the sale at an estimate of $250,000-350,000.

Tiffany Studios Landscape Window

Tiffany Studios Landscape Window

Enjoying the view: a circa 1910-1920 Tiffany Studios landscape window ($250,000-300,000).

For more information on Michaan’s April Tiffany Auction please call (510) 740-0220 or visit our website at www.michaans.com.  A printed, full color catalog will be made available five weeks prior to the auction.  Previews will be held at Michaan’s on April the 4th through the 6th, on the 11th and the day of sale.  Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.

22
Aug
12

Inauthentic Gallé Vase

The appraisal event held on August 22, 2012 brings with it a cautionary tale, but one to learn from nonetheless.  A woman from San Leandro brought a vase to be appraised on behalf of her client.  Her client bought the vase about fifteen years ago from an antique broker believing it was an authentic Gallé and paid $3,000 for it.  One other appraisal had been conducted on the vase since its purchase, deeming it a fake.

Questionable Gallé Vase

Questionable Gallé Vase

Vase signature

Vase signature

The client thought it would be wise to get a second opinion and decided to turn to Michaan’s Auctions.  Furniture and Decorations Specialist Elizabeth Dalton was immediately leery of the piece, noticing that the look and color was quite off.  Dalton noted the irregular texture, appearing as if it was “impressed with a cheese cloth,” as well as the dye running in multiple places.

Vase texture

Vase texture

Running dye on vase

Running dye on vase

Dalton then showed the woman comparisons of real Gallé glass works, providing information that would have been valuable to know prior to the purchase. Unfortunately, Dalton believed the true market value of the vase to be around $300-500.




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