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This rare Tiffany Studios Laburnum shade c. 1905 is one of the largest ever produced at 24" in diameter and is a 6 ribbed shade using the Tiffany Studios 1538 "block". All period Tiffany lamps were constructed using one of many frames from which the leaded shade was created and assembled, and there are copper strands imbedded in the leading that is one of the ways experts catch Tiffany lamp reproductions. The ribbed effect gives added realism to this shade as an embodiment of nature, amplifying the effect of color and texture inherent in the glass. Rivaled only by the Nasturtium, the Laburnum shade is comprised of hundreds of tiny pieces of Tiffany favrile glass including the very rare and clear confetti glass which you can see in the close up photograph. The use of the small shards of clear confetti glass has the effect of light passing through the densely packed leaves and flowers of the plant. The Tiffany Studios bronze "cat's paw" base has an excellent green patina and is also one of the largest produced, with 6 lights and rising to a total height of 33". The shade is properly marked Tiffany Studios New York 1538, but note how the metal tag is within the body of the shade as opposed to along the lower edge as is common. This of course is mandated by the wonderful and irregular bottom edge of this fine leaded glass shade. In the Tiffany catalogue of 1906, this shade was one of the most expensive offered at $225 for the shade alone, and that was a lot of money in 1906! Reference Source: Lamps of Tiffany by Egon Neustadt cover
Lamps of Tiffany

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A Pairpoint Puffy rose bouquet lamp c. 1910 standing 20.5" high. The Puffy shade is approximately 14" wide at the widest point and approximately 8.5" wide at the bottom opening which inserts into the bronze base ring. The bronze base is decorated with floral details and retains most of the original paint highlights to the flowers and has the original patina. Properly marked on the base; the shade is not marked but is common in Pairpoint puffys due to the rubbing of the shade as it is inserted into the base ring over the years. Pairpoint Manufacturing Company began in 1880 in New Bedford, MA. Puffy shades were molded glass and were produced until the 1930s. Learn more about Pairpoint lamps on the Collectics Reference & Education Program Pairpoint Lamps page. Reference Source: Pairpoint Lamps by Edward Malakoff, Sheila Malakoff cover
Pairpoint Lamps

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Polished pewter Art Nouveau figural ewer  6.25" high and signed J. Sole. Ewer is decorated with a woman in the typical Art Nouveau style, clinging to the side of the pitcher. The piece is French and c.1900. The bottom is marked "Etain Garant" and underneath "pur Paris." I liked the theme of this piece and the slightly irregular shape to the ewer.  

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Period Bruno Zach erotic bronze box on a period black marble base c. 1920. The top of the gilded bronze box depicts a monkey sitting whimsically atop an Egyptian day bed. Note the rise in the covers and throw pillows. When opened, the interior depicts an erotic scene (caution: photo 3) of a young man and woman executed in cold painted bronze and ivory. The veined black marble base measures 11" long, 6" wide, and rises 1.5" high. The complete work is 6.25" tall with the box closed. Reference Source: Forbidden Art: The World of Erotica (Schiffer Book for Collectors) by Miss Naomi

Forbidden Art: The World of Erotica (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

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Rookwood Pottery vase produced in 1891 and standing a full 19" high. This early piece was done in the Standard glaze with a very large scenic depiction by the artist of Spanish monks holding their staffs. The founder of Rookwood, Maria Longworth Nichols, made a trip to Spain about this time, and it is believed that this one of a kind piece was produced shortly thereafter. The bottom is properly marked with the Rookwood mark surrounded by flame marks indicating production in 1891. There is a small chip on the bottom of the vase which has taken away most of the artist's mark so it cannot be definitively determined who the artist was. However, Rookwood employed only a few fine artists in this early period, and it is clear that this painting represents outstanding work. A rare piece of history correlated with the life of the founder of Rookwood captured in a fabulous painting.

Reference Source: Rookwood Pottery: The Glaze Lines With Value Guide by Anita J. Ellis

Rookwood Pottery: The Glaze Lines With Value Guide

Hutschenreuther male and female porcelain Art Deco dancers c. 1930. Each figure stands approximately 11.5" high, and the bottom is marked with the Hutschenreuther Helb logo of a lion and underneath LHS. Additional markings are "Kunstabteilung" and "Germany." Both pieces both have the original sales stickers attached to the bottom as well. Great design, color, and detail. Note that each finger on each hand is individually done on these pieces, not grouped together-- a sure sign of quality porcelain making technique. Reference Source: Art Deco & Other Modernist Ceramics by Karen McCready

Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics

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Stellmacher (R. St. K.) Teplitz amphora vase  c. 1910 standing 6.5" high with a Mucha woman hand painted on the front and raised gold highlights typical of the manufacturer. The bottom has the red R. St. K. mark, Turn-Teplitz, the numbers 474 1, and the artist's initials N.K. Few Teplitz pieces bear the artist's signature, although many fine artists worked in the Turn-Teplitz area of Bohemia during this period. Learn the history of Alphonse Mucha and his influence on the times on the Collectics Education Program History of Art Nouveau page. Reference Source: Art Nouveau, 1890-1914 by Paul Greenhalgh
Art Nouveau, 1890-1914

Unusual Tiffany Turtleback shade and base make this lamp truly special, with 16.0" diameter shade and standing 22.0" high. Three rows of mottled green/white glass leads to a wide band of emerald green turtleback glass with iridescent blue highlights. Five more rows of green/white mottled glass complete this dramatic shade held on the  torpedo base by three arms and a center stem. Inserted in the center is another wide band of turtleback glass, which can be lit separately from within. The top of the torpedo is pierced with tiny teardrop holes. A desirable multicolored patina is found on all metal, and the base is signed Tiffany Studios, New York 9535. Reference Source: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artist's Country Estate by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen

Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artist's Country Estate

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Sought after by Frankart and Nuart collectors, this signed Frankart lamp # L262 is properly marked Frankart, Inc...Pat Appld For and designed by Louise Cross in 1931 for Frankart. The style is very moderne and features a lovely green crackle glass ball shade, and measuring 7.75" high, 4.75" wide, and 4.0" deep. Since Frankart pieces were made of "pot metal" and finished, it's not unusual to see significant wear on original pieces. However, this is still far preferable to repainting or refinishing them from a Frankart collector standpoint. Most of Frankart's Art Deco sculptures, lamps, ashtrays, and vases were the work of sculptor Arthur Frankenberg, who established the business in New York City in the early 1920s and produced works only until the early 1930s. Reference Source: Art Deco: 1910-1939 by Tim Benton, Charlotte Benton, Ghislaine Wood
Art Deco: 1910-1939

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Czechoslovakian amphora figural bowl c. 1900. Four nude women guard the four corners of the bowl; the piece stands 8.5" high and 12.5" long. The bottom is marked with the number 20134 and the letter I, plus "Amphora" and "Made in Czechoslovakia". A fine example of the upper limit of Czech amphora from the Art Nouveau period.  

Rare New England peachblow vase c.1890 with gold trim 6.25" high. Strong swirling colors and highly detailed gold decoration represent the upper tier of peachblow art. Peachblow, or "Peach Blow", glassware first became popular in the latter part of the 19th century, and many manufacturers moved quickly to meet the public demand, some say created by an auction in the late 1800s of an ancient Chinese vase with the unusual color typified by peachblow glass. Production of peachblow glassware can be categorized into three groupings- Wheeling, Mt. Washington, and New England of which this is an example. Each type shades slightly different colors top to bottom and also differ in whether or not they were lined. New England peachblow shades from rose pink at the top to a white toward the bottom, and like Mt. Washington work it is not lined. This is an example of New England peachblow but clearly an expensive piece even in its day with the ornate top gilding. Reference Source: The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting by David Whitehouse, Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting

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Turn-Teplitz amphora female bust by the Reissner Stellmacher & Kessler (R St. K) amphora works in Turn-Teplitz, Austria c. 1900. Reissner is recognized as one of the premier makers of Teplitz and clearly Art Nouveau. The base is properly marked with the red R St. K factory mark  as well as 1637W and the impressed numbers 198 9. The bust stands 12.5" high to the top of the head. This is the companion piece to the one previously shown. Reference Source: Art Nouveau, 1890-1914 by Paul Greenhalgh
Art Nouveau, 1890-1914

This Loetz Titania Paperweight vase has great colors of iridescence, royal dimensions, and great Art Nouveau shape and silver overlay design standing 9.5" high. Loetz produced this design 1898 - 1905. Loetz was founded in 1840 by Johann Loetz in Klostermuhle, Bohemia, which was within the Austro-Hungarian empire during most of its period of operation. Even though Loetz died in 1848, the Loetz factory was initially operated by his wife under the name Glasfabrik Johann Loetz-Witwe (the Widow Johann Loetz Glassworks). It retained that name until its closing during the Second World War. By the early 1880s the Loetz works had acquired a reputation as a manufacturer of fine glass, produced under the direction of Loetz's grandson Max Ritter von Spaun. Reference Source: Loetz: Bohemian Glass 1880-1940 by Johann Lotz Witwe, Helmut Ricke, Jan Mergl

Loetz: Bohemian Glass 1880-1940

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Turn-Teplitz Amphora two handled vase c.1910 with hand painted winter scene on both sides of trees in a snowy forest. The bottom is marked with the Turn mark and the impressed mark amphora. Painted scenery on period amphora is less common and differs by the quality of the artist. The Turn-Teplitz area of Bohemia produced some of the finest amphora, and work produced in this area is often referred to as simply "Teplitz."  

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Bat Dancer by Ferdinand Preiss, a ffabulous cold painted bronze and carved ivory figure of an Art Deco flapper in full dance costume with excellent color and detail. The cold painted costume features outstretched 'bat wings' based on the dancer Niddy Impekoven, a dramatic look that captures the vitality of the Art Deco period. Born in Erbach-Odenwald, Germany on February 13, 1882, sculptor Ferdinand Preiss studied in Paris and worked with equally famous Art Deco sculptor Professor Otto Poertzel in Berlin. Preiss worked to a great extent with ivory and used the combination of ivory and bronze to achieve magnificent results. His family were renowned ivory carvers and his skill, detailing, and modelling in this medium was unsurpassed in the Art Deco era. His stunning young ladies of the early 20th century captured the energy and seduction of the period, none more so than the Bat Dancer. Reference Source: Ferdinand Preiss, Art Deco Sculptor - The Fire And The Flame by Alberto Shayo
Ferdinand Preiss, Art Deco Sculptor - The Fire And The Flame
Fine Zsolnay Pecs Art Nouveau vase with porcelaneous body and the vibrant colors and glaze for which Zsolnay is known, c. 1900. The swelling ribbed cylindrical vase decorated with wisteria  blossoms and foliage, on a blue ground. The bottom of the vase is impressed 5570, the circular seal factory mark, and 23. It measures approximately 9.50" high and 4.25" in diameter at the widest point. Reference Source: Zsolnay Ceramics: Collecting a Culture by Federico Santi, John Gacher cover
Zsolnay Ceramics: Collecting a Culture
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