Highlights include rare American art glasses and British cameo glasses
DALLAS, TX (May 12, 2020) - Every spring for the past five years, Heritage has hosted an auction dedicated to art glass and related decorative arts, with the goal of catering to all tastes and budgets. The market has shown great vitality in recent years, with record prices reached in some cases.
“We attribute this to the fact that we source everything from private collections, estates and museums,” said Nick Dawes, senior vice president of special collections at Heritage Auctions, who leads New York City sales with Samantha Robinson at Dallas.
This spring's Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass selection, which includes Art Deco and Art Nouveau, to be held June 4 in Dallas, Texas, is more diverse than ever. The sale opens with a strong selection of Tiffany lamps, most of them from a New York property, with a particularly pretty “Dragonfly” table lamp at the top, followed by a “new” collection of Tiffany glasses from 'a doctor from New York, and a variety of American glasses, including a one-of-a-kind Steuben display vase engraved by Sidney Waugh in 1937.
Some of the rarest and oldest American art glasses, including the exceptional Plated Amberina and other New England and Mid-West glasses, come from the estate of Dr Jerry N. Black of Buckhannon in West Virginia, who excelled in his professional field of ophthalmology and his passionate search for rare art glass. The Black estate is offering us 64 lots spread across the entire auction, including the cover lot, an exceptional vase by George Woodall for Thomas Webb & Sons, and a strong selection of English cameo glass. French glass includes unique artistic vases by Emile Gallé, a cameo by Daum and an impressive selection of works by Lalique, headed by an “Oranges” vase consigned by the family that originally owned it, and a large group of colorful vases. Among the rarities, three “Rapace” drinking glasses, one of which is not listed in the catalog raisonne.
A large group of modern Lalique includes the popular “Cactus” table, unique Lalique furniture from the 1990s and classic vases. Other modern works by Daum and Baccarat are accompanied by studio glasses by Dale Chilhuly and a large selection from the Lotton family of glass artists.
Related decorative arts include furniture by Gallé from a private collection in the Dallas area of excellent provenance, a fine collection of works on paper by Alphonse Mucha and Louis Icart, Art Nouveau and Deco bronzes including a beautiful lamp “Loïe Fuller” by Raoul Larche, a collection of erotic bronzes from a collection on the west coast and various figurative lamps. Noteworthy is a finely preserved collection of rare vintage automobile mascots, which combine well with examples of Lalique glass, including the classics “Victoire”, “Cinq Chevaux” and “Vitesse”. Pottery art is represented by a rare Fulper table lamp and a collection of British artistic objects by Bernard Moore, Moorcroft and Clarice Cliff.
As usual, the main session of this auction will take place live from Dallas, with the option of both floor and telephone auctions. Session 2, which will include more than 150 lots, will be reserved for internet auctions, with many lots estimated at less than $ 500. A catalog is available on request (Nick Dawes can be contacted at NickD@HA.com and Samantha Robinson at SamanthaR@HA.com), subject to availability.
Heritage Auctions is the largest art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the largest collector's auctioneer in the world. Heritage has offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.