Tiffany Studios Lighting, Art Glass, Bronzes and Jewelry propel Fontaine’s Feb 28th auction to over $1 Million

21 -Tiffany 18K Gold, Diamond & Gemstone Bracelet

A Tiffany Studios hall lantern was the top lot in an auction that had stunning items in many categories. PITTSFIELD, Mass. –  A Tiffany Studios Moorish-style hall lantern, 34 inches tall and with an excellent original overall gilt finish lit up the room when it finished at $133,100 at a cataloged auction held Feb. 28 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. The hall lantern was the top lot in a sale that grossed $1.1 million. Coming into the auction with a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000, the unsigned hall lantern had a tapered cylindrical form, a fiery amber, gold and opaque glass geometric fish scale body, a 12-point feathered crown, a domical top and lower door, and a border of 25 amber jeweled cabochons (12 on the crown, 9 on the dome above the crown). It easily blew past its estimate. Actually, many of the sale’s 400 lots sailed past their estimates, as bidders eagerly fought over Tiffany Studios floor lamps, hanging lamps, table lamps and pendants; Tiffany Favrile glass vases and cabinet pieces; lamps by Duffner & Kimberly, Handel and Pairpoint; art glass shades; and bronze creations by artists like … Continue reading, More Information, Photos →

Fontaine’s February Auction Lots Soar Far Above Estimates

163 The Tiffany Studios Moorish-style hall lantern

The February 28, Cataloged Antique Auction was held at Fontaine’s gallery, located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. Over 400 lots went up for bid, including Tiffany Studios floor lamps, hanging lamps, table lamps and pendants, as well as Tiffany Favrile glass vases and cabinet pieces. Also sold were lamps by Duffner & Kimberly, Handel and Pairpoint, plus many sets of art glass shades.  Sold were five works by Harriet Frishmuth (N.Y./Conn., 1880-1980), best known for her nude female figural creations, plus other important bronzes. Also sold was original paintings, art glass, cameo glass, KPM porcelains, a selection of art pottery, gold and diamond jewelry, sterling silver plus hundreds of related decorative accessories. With bidders in the gallery, on phones and bidding by the internet, bidding was very active and non-stop throughout the auction day. Some lots soared far above estimated prices. Among the top lots of the auction was lot 163 The Tiffany Studios Moorish-style hall lantern has a tapered cylindrical form, a fiery amber, gold and opaque glass geometric fish scale body, a 12-point feathered crown, domical top and lower door and a border of 25 amber jeweled cabochons (12 on the crown and 9 on the … Continue reading, More Information, Photos →

Tiffany at auction -Tiffany & Co items and Tiffany Studios Lighting

Tiffany & Co items and Tiffany Studios Lighting (page 2) Select Tiffany & Company Listings from our February 28th 2015 Auction (page 2) Over 400 lots will come up for bid, including Tiffany Studios floor lamps, hanging lamps, table lamps and pendants, as well as Tiffany Favrile glass vases and cabinet pieces. Bid & Preview now online: https://currentauctions.fontainesauction.com/cataloged-antique-auction-saturday-february-28-2015-11-am/ These Tiffany Studios Items Will Be In Our Cataloged Antique Auction – Saturday, February 28, 2015 Location: Fontaine’s Auction Gallery – 1485 West Housatonic Street. Pittsfield, MA 01201 USA (Route 20). Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 11 A.M – Previews: Friday 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Saturday 8 A.M. – 11 A.M. Auction Information: 400 lots to be sold including Tiffany Studios Floor Lamps, Hanging Lamps, Table Lamps & Pendants, Tiffany Favrile Glass Vases & Cabinet Pieces, Lg. Collection of Art Glass Shades, Duffner & Kimberly, Handel & Pairpoint Lamps, Harriet Frishmuth, Chiparus & Russian Bronzes, Marble Statuary, Paintings, Art Glass & Cameo Glass, KPM Porcelains, Selection of Art Pottery, Gold & Diamond Jewelry, Sterling Silver, Currier & Ives Lithographs, Cane Collection, Period Furniture plus Hundreds of Related Items.   Lot 118 Tiffany Favrile Cabinet Vase – Tiffany Favrile Cabinet Vase. … Continue reading, More Information, Photos →

Tiffany Studios Lighting and Tiffany & Co items – Select Tiffany Listing page 1

Tiffany Studios Lighting and Tiffany & Co items – Select Tiffany Listing page 1 Over 400 lots will come up for bid, including Tiffany Studios floor lamps, hanging lamps, table lamps and pendants, as well as Tiffany Favrile glass vases and cabinet pieces. These Tiffany Studios Items Will Be In Our Cataloged Antique Auction – Saturday, February 28, 2015 Location: Fontaine’s Auction Gallery – 1485 West Housatonic Street. Pittsfield, MA 01201 USA (Route 20). Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 11 A.M – Previews: Friday 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Saturday 8 A.M. – 11 A.M. Auction Information: 400 lots to be sold including Tiffany Studios Floor Lamps, Hanging Lamps, Table Lamps & Pendants, Tiffany Favrile Glass Vases & Cabinet Pieces, Lg. Collection of Art Glass Shades, Duffner & Kimberly, Handel & Pairpoint Lamps, Harriet Frishmuth, Chiparus & Russian Bronzes, Marble Statuary, Paintings, Art Glass & Cameo Glass, KPM Porcelains, Selection of Art Pottery, Gold & Diamond Jewelry, Sterling Silver, Currier & Ives Lithographs, Cane Collection, Period Furniture plus Hundreds of Related Items. Select Tiffany & Co Lots from our upcoming auction.  You can preview the entire auction online here: https://currentauctions.fontainesauction.com/  Lot 16 2 Tiffany 18K Gold Figural Broaches – … Continue reading, More Information, Photos →

Daum Nancy Cameo Glass Vase – LOT 1 Estimate: $1200 – $1500

Daum Nancy Cameo Glass Vase

Cataloged Antique Auction, January 11th, 2014 – Daum Nancy Cameo Glass Vase Daum Nancy Cameo Glass Vase. Vase has a long cylindrical neck with a bulbous base; has a saffron colored background with a cut pattern depicting hanging leaves and stems with trumpeted flowers. Carved Daum Nancy signature in the side of the vase and base is inscribed France. 14.5 in. high. Estimate: $1200 – $1500  Price Realized :  1,500.00 USD Click here for our Online Phone/Absentee Bidding   AUCTION INFORMATION: January 11th, 2014 Cataloged Antique Auction Date(s)   Saturday, January 11th Preview:  Friday 10-5, Saturday 8-11 Auction:  Saturday, January 11th at 11AM Checkout: Saturday, January 11th at 4PM Location: 1485 West Housatonic Street, Route 20. Pittsfield, MA Contact:  413-448-8922 Email:    info@fontainesauction.com We are currently accepting Daum Nancy Cameo Glass Vase consignments for our upcoming auctions. … Continue reading, More Information, Photos →

Pittsfield Elm Staffordshire Plate – LOT 2 Estimate: $200 – $300

Pittsfield Elm Staffordshire Plate

Cataloged Antique Auction, January 11th, 2014 – Pittsfield Elm Staffordshire Plate Pittsfield Elm Staffordshire Plate. Historical plate in blue and white with a winter scene of the famous “Pittsfield Elm” in Pittsfield, Mass; the tree is surrounded by a fence which was built in 1820 with known structures in the background including the First Congregational Church (center), Town Hall (right) and the Berkshire Hotel (far left). The protected tree was struck by lightning in 1861; plate has a decorative border with 3 panels of the church surrounded by a flowering design. Signed in the reverse with mark for James & Ralph Clews and stamp with the title of the plate. 8 in. high. Estimate: $200 – $300  Price Realized :  200.00 USD Click here for our Online Phone/Absentee Bidding   AUCTION INFORMATION: January 11th, 2014 Cataloged Antique Auction Date(s)   Saturday, January 11th Preview:  Friday 10-5, Saturday 8-11 Auction:  Saturday, January 11th at 11AM Checkout: Saturday, January 11th at 4PM Location: 1485 West Housatonic Street, Route 20. Pittsfield, MA Contact:  413-448-8922 Email:    info@fontainesauction.com We are currently accepting Pittsfield Elm Staffordshire Plate consignments for our upcoming auctions. … Continue reading, More Information, Photos →

Bronze Jules Moigniez Tazza – LOT 3 Estimate: $600 – $800

Bronze Jules Moigniez Tazza

Cataloged Antique Auction, January 11th, 2014 – Bronze Jules Moigniez Tazza Bronze Jules Moigniez (1835-1894, France) Tazza. Figural fox finial at the top with a large vulture formed stem and leaf & berry pattern around the base; has an 11.25 in. dia. Repousse tray decorated with flying eagles, running rabbits and deer among a forest. Has a minor ding in the base; signed on the finial J. Moigniez. 10.5 in. high. Estimate: $600 – $800 Price Realized :  425.00 USD Click here for our Online Phone/Absentee Bidding   AUCTION INFORMATION: January 11th, 2014 Cataloged Antique Auction Date(s)   Saturday, January 11th Preview:  Friday 10-5, Saturday 8-11 Auction:  Saturday, January 11th at 11AM Checkout: Saturday, January 11th at 4PM Location: 1485 West Housatonic Street, Route 20. Pittsfield, MA Contact:  413-448-8922 Email:    info@fontainesauction.com We are currently accepting Bronze Jules Moigniez Tazza consignments for our upcoming auctions. … Continue reading, More Information, Photos →

Rococo Rosewood Marble Top Vanity – LOT 4 Estimate: $1200 – $1500

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Cataloged Antique Auction, January 11th, 2014 – Rococo Rosewood Marble Top Vanity Rococo Rosewood Marble Top Vanity. Swivel mirrored top has a fleur de lis crest, serpentine frame and filigree carvings; pierced carved support arms on the sides with turned pegs and swinging candle arms. Has a white marble top over 2 drawers with carved pulls, escutcheons and trim work; cabriole legs are heavily leaf carved under a medallion design. In very good condition, has an enhanced original finish. 90 in. high x 42 in. wide x 20 in. deep. Estimate: $1200 – $1500 Price Realized :  2,400.00 USD Click here for our Online Phone/Absentee Bidding   AUCTION INFORMATION: January 11th, 2014 Cataloged Antique Auction Date(s)   Saturday, January 11th Preview:  Friday 10-5, Saturday 8-11 Auction:  Saturday, January 11th at 11AM Checkout: Saturday, January 11th at 4PM Location: 1485 West Housatonic Street, Route 20. Pittsfield, MA Contact:  413-448-8922 Email:    info@fontainesauction.com We are currently accepting Rococo Rosewood Marble Top Vanity consignments for our upcoming auctions. … Continue reading, More Information, Photos →

Attr: Cornelius Bronze Astral Table Lamp – LOT 5 Estimate: $1200 – $1500

Attr: Cornelius Bronze Astral Table Lamp

Cataloged Antique Auction, January 11th, 2014 – Attr: Cornelius Bronze Astral Table Lamp Attr: Cornelius Bronze Astral Table Lamp. Beautiful dore bronze fixture with 3 male figures standing with their backs to the lamp post, pierced & swirling filigree between them, the 2 arms have individual valve knobs and figural winged griffins at the ends; has an overall flowing filigree and floral design with a very nice dore bronze finish. The two shades attributed to Baccarat have a frosted surface with cut filigree, Greek key design and classical figural faces with amber highlights; scalloped top edge and has a single fitter chip on one shade. Base is in very good condition with no breaks or repairs, lamp is electrified, drilled only through the fitting above the griffin’s head. 29 in. high x 20 in. wide. Estimate: $1200 – $1500 Price Realized :  9,000.00 USD Click here for our Online Phone/Absentee Bidding   AUCTION INFORMATION: January 11th, 2014 Cataloged Antique Auction Date(s)   Saturday, January 11th Preview:  Friday 10-5, Saturday 8-11 Auction:  Saturday, January 11th at 11AM Checkout: Saturday, January 11th at 4PM Location: 1485 West Housatonic Street, Route 20. Pittsfield, MA Contact:  413-448-8922 Email:    info@fontainesauction.com We are currently accepting Attr: Cornelius Bronze … Continue reading, More Information, Photos →

73 Pc. Lunt Sterling Silver Flatware Set – LOT 6 Estimate: $1200 – $1500

73 Pc. Lunt Sterling Silver Flatware Set

Cataloged Antique Auction, January 11th, 2014 – 73 Pc. Lunt Sterling Silver Flatware Set 73 Pcs. Lunt Sterling Silver American Victorian Pattern Flatware Set.12 Hollowware Dinner Knives (8.5 in.), 12 Dinner Forks (7.25 in.), 12 Salad Forks (6.25 in.), 12 Teaspoons (5.75 in.), 12 Bullion Spoons (6.25 in.), 12 Spreaders (5.75 in.) and a single Berry Spoon (6 in.). Total weight 69.25 ozt., not including hollowware. Estimate: $1200 – $1500 Price Realized :  1,100.00 USD Click here for our Online Phone/Absentee Bidding   AUCTION INFORMATION: January 11th, 2014 Cataloged Antique Auction Date(s)   Saturday, January 11th Preview:  Friday 10-5, Saturday 8-11 Auction:  Saturday, January 11th at 11AM Checkout: Saturday, January 11th at 4PM Location: 1485 West Housatonic Street, Route 20. Pittsfield, MA Contact:  413-448-8922 Email:    info@fontainesauction.com We are currently accepting 73 Pc. Lunt Sterling Silver Flatware Set consignments for our upcoming auctions. … Continue reading, More Information, Photos →