Morphy’s auction December 7-8 features Tiffany lamps, fine jewelry, Amphora pottery, European glass, …
DENVER, Pa. – Morphy’s 45,000-square-foot gallery looks as good as it did before the December fine and decorative arts auction. This is the time of year when visitors are greeted by a breathtaking array of Tiffany Studios lamps, fine jewelry, paintings, European and American pottery and glass, and many other top quality art pieces. carefully selected by Morphy’s specialists.
This year’s event, taking place at the gallery on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, December 7 and 8, features 1,149 lots, each a prime candidate for giveaways during the holiday season. All forms of remote auction will also be available, including live online through Morphy Live.
Unparalleled art from Tiffany Studios is on display in dozens of auction lots, including the selection of lead and stained glass lamps that includes a red Damascene desk lamp, estimated between $ 20,000 and $ 30,000; a lamp with oak leaves and verdant acorns on an “Indian” bronze base, $ 25,000- $ 35,000; and a rare and exotic “Grenade” prism table lamp in lead, stained glass and cast bronze. The most esteemed lamp on sale, the signed Grenade lamp shade is adorned with 43 Favrile iridescent prisms and 22 Favrile bronze bauble and chain decorations in Favrile iridescent gold, and rests on a base of signed urn with four cat paws. This geek piece is expected to fetch $ 50,000 to $ 70,000 on auction day.
Crowning the Tiffany section is a stunning Tiffany Studios leaded glass window depicting three architectural columns with ascending vines. An undisputed masterpiece, it combines the best varieties of Tiffany’s Favrile glass into a fascinating visual repertoire, with confetti glass, streamers, wavy glass, marbling and streaking all playing a part. The window measures 55 by 32Â½ by 6Â½ inches and will be offered with an estimate of $ 70,000 to $ 100,000.
American, French, English and Austrian / Bohemian art glass will be plentiful. A standout piece in this section is a 10Â½ inch mold-blown cameo glass “Rhododendron” vase signed Galle with cameo cut magenta flowers and leaves on a frosted yellow and white background. In perfect condition, its pre-sale estimate is set at $ 7,000- $ 12,000.
Over the years, Morphy’s has become one of the main sources of Amphora Art Nouveau pottery. The next auction will not disappoint. There are over two dozen examples of avant-garde artwork to choose from, including several designed by Paul Dachsel, who worked at Amphora’s Teplitz, Austria, from around 1892 to 1904-05, date to which he left to start his own business. . A rare teardrop-shaped ewer designed by Dachsel – an example of a perfect book – is expected to sell for between $ 1,500 and $ 2,500.
The Amphora category is led by a rare monumental vase (18 inches high) known as the âDaughter of the Rhineâ. Designed circa 1900 by Riessner and Kessel for Amphora, this exceptional book example was chosen to appear in both Monsters and Young Girls: Collector’s Edition (Vreeland) and The amphora house (Scott). Executed in unusual blue-green glazes with “jewels” applied, it wears the Amphora and other markings and is auctioned off with an estimate of $ 18,000 to $ 24,000.
An unusual buying opportunity comes in the form of an enamel plaque on Faberge silver with a mosaic pattern. Measuring 12Â½ inches in diameter and in excellent condition, the plate is decorated with a dense profusion of enamel dots, millefiori-style flowers and pearls which together give the impression of a classic micromosaic work of art. European. Several sets of hallmarks appear on the back. Estimate: $ 5,000- $ 15,000
Oil paintings of special note include a winter landscape by EW Redfield (American, New Hope School, 1869-1965), $ 20,000 to $ 30,000; and two quintessential works by a revered painter of scenes and figures from the American West, Maynard Dixon (American, 1875-1946). Entries from Morphy’s sale are titled Arroyo and Mesa (1931) and A threatening storm (1938). Both are signed, noted and retain an original paper label on the reverse with Maynard Dixon’s name and San Francisco address. Each of the paintings is estimated between $ 60,000 and $ 80,000.
Another beautiful Western depiction is an Art Nouveau cast bronze sculpture by Carl Kauba (Austrian, 1865-1922) from around 1900 depicting the Native American chief “Chief Wolf Robe”. his neck. Measuring 26Â¾ inches and in excellent condition, it is valued between $ 15,000 and $ 20,000.
Over 250 lots of fine jewelry, wristwatches, pocket watches and coins add sparkle and sparkle to the long-awaited holiday event. Both vintage and contemporary rings will be auctioned off, some in platinum and others in gold, displaying precious emeralds, sapphires and diamonds in a variety of colors.
A single, very fine stone can be captivating when it weighs 2.40 carats and is set in sparkling white gold. Such a ring, with a faceted solitaire graded (approx.) In color J / K, clarity S11 / S12, might just make the ultimate Christmas present. It is offered with an estimate of $ 10,000 to $ 20,000. For the gentleman, Morphy’s suggests a classic timepiece: a Rolex Submariner in steel and 18k gold with a blue dial and ceramic bezel. With its original Rolex inner box and papers showing a purchase date of 5/25/2012, it has a bid estimate of $ 10,000 to $ 15,000.
The Morphy’s Fine and Decorative Arts Auction on December 7 and 8, 2021 will be held live in the Company’s Gallery, 2000 N. Reading Rd., Denver, PA 17517, starting at 9 a.m. ET on two days. All forms of remote auctions will be available, including mail order, telephone and live via the Internet through Morphy Live. To make an appointment for a preview or for any other question, please call 877-968-8880. Send an email to [email protected] Online: www.morphyauctions.com.