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12/02/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/02/2019 16:57

Collectors Rush to Cast Bids Boosting $1.22 Million Art Glass Auction

Press Release - December 2, 2019

Loetz, Lalique rarities claim top lot honors

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DALLAS, Texas (December 2, 2019) - An impressive amount of pre-bidding activity preceded Heritage Auctions' Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass Auction Nov. 21 before sale architect and auctioneer Nick Dawes even took to the podium. More than 1,250 bids were cast before the sale even started - a record amount for the 368-lot auction.

'The job of every auctioneer is to attract as many bids as possible,' Dawes said. 'We did a great job.'

Tiffany Studios lamps took top lot honor, with a Tiffany Studios Leaded Glass and Bronze Daffodil Table Lamp, circa 1915, bringing $43,750.

The auction was carefully curated to include a select group of Art Deco and Art Nouveau items of interest to fine glass collectors. The Flowers, 1898, a set of four lithographs by famed Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, sold for $22,500.

Unique items commanded serious bidder interest, as a pair of rare Loetz Titania Glass Vases, circa 1905, brought $18,750.

Lalique objects took center stage as a graceful R. Lalique Source de la Fontaine Mélite Clear and Frosted Glass Statuette with Wood Base, circa 1924, closed at $17,500 and a Lalique Champs-Élysées Chromed Metal and Clear and Frosted Glass Chandelier, post-1945, sold for $16,250.

An extraordinary selection of nearly 50 automobile mascots on offer included a Gaston Rischmann Cobra, Partial Gilt and Silver-Plated Bronze Automobile Mascot and Thermometer, circa 1930, which sold for $7,812.

Additional highlights include:

· R. Lalique Thaïs Opalescent Glass Statuette on Peacock Bronze Base, circa 1925 : $13,750.

· Isis, 1907, by Haig Patigian: $13,750

· Loetz Titania Genre 6388 Glass Vase, circa 1909: $12,500

· Tiffany Studios Leaded Glass Transom Window, circa 1922: $12,500Visit the auction's homepage for a complete view of the stunning results. Heritage is accepting offers on post-auction buys until 8 a.m. Central standard time, Thursday, Dec. 5.

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The Internet's most popular auction-house website, HA.com, has over 1,250,000 registered bidder-members and searchable free archives of five million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.
Steve Lansdale, Public Relations Specialist
214-409-1699; [email protected]