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Art Nouveau pâte de verre "Masques" Vase by Gabriel Argy-Rousseau

A French Art Nouveau pâte de verre "Masques" vase by Gabriel Argy-Rousseau. The vase is decorated with two red masks that are framed in purple and green leaves. Provenance: Christie's, New York, Important 20th Century Decorative Arts Including Works by Tiffany Studios, 13 June 2002, lot 39. A similar vase is pictured in J. Bloch-Dermont, Les Pâtes de Verre G. Argy-Rousseau Catalogue Raisonné, Paris, 1990, p. 178, no. 14.06.

Artist: Argy-Rousseau
Signed: G. ARGY-ROUSSEAU and 4304
Circa: 1914
Dimensions: 4'' high
Item #:  G-18007
Price:   $9,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Art Nouveau pâte de verre

Tiffany Studios New York Favrile Glass and Bronze "Harp" Floor Lamp

This "Damascene" floor lamp is of a lead composition with a transparent green, "dychroide" glass and iridized glass combed decoration. Of particular note is the complexity of the iridization on the lamp that uses two distinct metallic oxides applied in two different techniques. Initially, a shell of transparent green glass was blown onto a core of opaque white glass core, forming the lamp's white interior and thin transparent green exterior. Subsequently, "Dychroide" glass was carefully trailed twenty-nine times around the form. This particular variety of "Dychroide" glass, an innovation by Arthur J. Nash, production manager at the Tiffany Furnaces, has the unique quality of appearing green in reflected light and amber in transmitted light. This innovation gives a dynamic quality to Tiffany's lamps that proved to be a true unification of form and function. When lit, the amber of the "Dychroide" glass causes the green to perceptually vibrate, further amplifying the effect of radiation in the lamp. The network of threads was subsequently marvered into the glass and evenly iridized with gold metallic oxides in the top half of the lamp and platinum metallic oxides in the bottom half of the lamp. Gold metal oxides that transition into strokes of platinum metallic oxides were then painted obliquely around the form. The piece was then blown and tooled into a dome shape. Evidence that the glass was first iridized then blown can be found in the subtle craquelure of the iridescence towards the base of the lamp. The double iridization creates a high luster and an added depth to the piece. A comb with twenty-nine teeth (equivalent to the number of "Dychroide" glass trails) was evenly raked through the semi-molten glass. The combing was purposefully offset from the trails so that they could still be seen in the final wave pattern. The green trails without "Dychroide" threads transmit the most light, creating a vivid amber starburst pattern when lit. The lamp shade is surmounted by a cast bronze aperture ring with three ball screws, liliform heat cap, terminating in a ball-shaped finial. The ventilation holes in the heat cap are subtly concealed by the five petals of the flower. The heat cap holds a light bulb and pull chain that terminates in an acorn pendant. The heat cap is supported on both sides by a harp with two component parts, a double ogee shoulder, and a single ogee base. The two parts of the harp are held together with a pin that allow the user to change the position of the light if they so wish. This mechanism is fitted with rosette motif side knobs that beautifully complement the liliform socket holder. The base of the harp splays into petals, connecting to the globular molding of a five-foot stem which swells, tapers, reswells, straightens, then reswells at the base. The stem is supported by five dartform feet. The cast bronze stem, harp, and base all have acid etched finishes giving them a red-speckled green patina.

Artist: Tiffany Studios
Dimensions: 15'' diameter x 58'' high Shade 12"
Shade Signed: "L.C.T."
Base Signed: "Tiffany Studios New York 423 H"
Item #:  L-18654
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Tiffany Studios New York Favrile Glass and Bronze

Tiffany Studios New York "Five-Light Lily" Wall Sconces

A pair of Tiffany Studios New York patinated bronze and favrile glass "Five-Light Lily" sconces. Similar sconces are pictured in: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 351, plate 1454.

Artist: Tiffany
Circa: 1905
Dimensions: 13 1/8'' high x 9'' wide x 8 5/8'' deep
Size: L.C.T.
Item #:  L-17272
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Tiffany Studios New York

"Geometric Brick" Tiffany Chandelier

A Tiffany Studios New York leaded glass and bronze "Geometric" chandelier. The glass shade features a geometric "brick" pattern and is decorated in hues of green, flame orange and amber mottled glass. The shade hangs from a patinated bronze suspension. A similar hanging shade is pictured in: Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club Ltd., 2007, p. 310, plate 1244.

Artist: Tiffany
Circa: 1905
Dimensions: 23" widest 20-1/2'' diameter x 33-1/4'' high
Shade Signed: Tiffany Studios New York
Item #:  L-17518
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"Geometric Brick" Tiffany Chandelier

A Tiffany Studios New York "Geometric" leaded glass and bronze chandelier. The green- and sunset-hued mottled glass shade features a geometric "brick" pattern. The shade hangs from a patinated bronze suspension. A similar hanging shade is pictured in: Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club Ltd., 2007, p. 310, plate 1244.

Artist: Tiffany
Circa: 1900s
Dimensions: 20'' diameter x 50'' high
Item #:  L-17603
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Tiffany Glass and Bronze "Dragonfly" Chandelier

A Tiffany Studios New York "Dragonfly" glass and bronze chandelier. This elegant chandelier is composed of a choice selection of glass, which makes this an exceptional example of Tiffany's iconic dragonfly lamp. The dragonflies are composed of dark green glass bodies, variegated blue glass wings and red glass eyes. The cabochon glass jewels that surround this chandelier depict emeralds, sapphires and topaz. The two top and three bottom borders are made up of various colors of rippled glass. This exciting glass composition rests upon a ground of green, green/blue and brown glass. Similar chandeliers are pictured in: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 230, plate 891-893.

Artist: Tiffany
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 28-3/4'' diameter x 13'' high
Shade Signed: Tiffany Studios New York
Item #:  L-17669
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Tiffany Glass and Bronze

"Nasturtium" Tiffany Floor Lamp

A Tiffany Studios New York "Nasturtium" glass and bronze table lamp. The shade, depicting red, orange and pink blossoms on a variegated translucent green ground, sits atop a Tiffany Studios New York patinated bronze "Junior Onion Decorated" floor lamp base. Circa 1910. A similar shade is pictured in: The Lamps of Tiffany, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, New York: The Fairfield Press, 1970, p. 155, plate 218. A similar base is pictured in: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 206, plate 801.

Artist: Tiffany
Circa: 1910
Dimensions: 22'' diameter x 64'' high
Shade Signed: Tiffany Studios New York
Base Signed: Tiffany Studios New York
Item #:  L-17878
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400

Tiffany Studios 'Wire Mesh Poppy' Lamp

A Tiffany Studios New York "Wire Mesh Poppy" leaded glass and patinated bronze table lamp. The shade features crimson red poppy blossoms in various stages of bloom and a band of green leaves against a mottled blue-green and brown hued ground, evocative of radiance. Wire mesh centers delineate the pistils and stamens of the blossoms in full bloom and wire mesh is also applied as the veining for the leaves. The shade is further decorated with a lower multicolored blue and deep blue brick border and sits atop a patinated bronze "Twisted Vine" base. Similar shades are pictured in: The Lamps of Tiffany, by Dr. Egon Neustadt, New York: The Fairfield Press, 1970, pp. 108-109; and in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 162, plate 667. A similar base is pictured in: Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge: Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1988, p. 98, plate 392.

Artist: Tiffany
Circa: 1900s
Dimensions: 20-1/4'' diameter x 25'' high
Shade Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 1531-3
Base Signed: Tiffany Studios New York 443
Item #:  L-18024
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Tiffany Studios 'Wire Mesh Poppy' Lamp
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