Antique Estate Auction Lots 21-40 September 10th 2016

Saturday September 10, 2016 at 10 A.M. Discovery Session @ 10 AM. (over 150 uncatalogued items) Catalogued Session @ 12 Noon (over 450 catalogued items) This auction will feature over 600 quality antiques including lamps by Tiffany Studios, Handel, Duffner & Kimberly, Pairpoint, etc., Fine Clocks & Watches, Music Boxes, Exceptional Furniture, Paintings, Bronze & Marble Statuary, Art Glass, Jewelry, Fine Silver, Porcelains, Sterling & Gold items plus related accessories. Lots 21-40 21: Roycroft No. 046 Ali Baba Bench Estimate: $3000-$5000 22: C.R. Knight Bull & Bear Bronze Sculpture Estimate: $3000-$5000 23: Gustav Stickley No. 439 Oak Tea Table Estimate: $1200-$1500 24: Benjamin Boyce Inlaid Mahogany Tall Cloc Estimate: $3000-$5000 25: Tiffany Favrile Electric Blue Iridescent Estimate: $500-$750 26: Carved Mahogany Double Stork Figural Ped Estimate: $3500-$5000 27: Chenes Pattern Le Verre Francais Pitcher Estimate: $1200-$1500 28: G.H. McCord O/C Winder Landscape Estimate: $2000-$3000 29: 18 Steuben Pulled Feather Art Glass Shad Estimate: $2500-$3500 30: PJ Mene Bronze Falconer Sculpture Estimate: $3500-$5000 31: Elliot 9 Tube Mahogany Grandfather Clock Estimate: $6000-$8000 32: 18 in. Wilkinson Floral Table Lamp Estimate: $1500-$2500 33: Burled Teakwood Carved Buddha Figure Estimate: $800-$1200 34: Seth Thomas No. 12 Regulator Estimate: $10000-$15000 35: 20 in. Duffner … Continue reading

Antique Estate Auction Lots 1-20 September 10th 2016

Saturday September 10, 2016 at 10 A.M. Discovery Session @ 10 AM. (over 150 uncatalogued items) Catalogued Session @ 12 Noon (over 450 catalogued items) This auction will feature over 600 quality antiques including lamps by Tiffany Studios, Handel, Duffner & Kimberly, Pairpoint, etc., Fine Clocks & Watches, Music Boxes, Exceptional Furniture, Paintings, Bronze & Marble Statuary, Art Glass, Jewelry, Fine Silver, Porcelains, Sterling & Gold items plus related accessories. Lots 1-20 1: French Industrial Foundryman Mantle Clock Estimate: $8000-$12000 2: Edmund Greacen O/B Nude Portrait Estimate: $3000-$5000 3: Royal Vienna Porcelain Portrait Vase Estimate: $600-$800 4: Renaissance Revival Inlaid Writing Desk Estimate: $2500-$3500 5: Chrysanthemum Pattern Cut Glass Punchbow Estimate: $800-$1200 6: Carl Kauba Brozen Sculpture of Standing Estimate: $1000-$1500 7: Marble & Nickel Plated Deco Desk Cl Estimate: $1000-$1500 8: Oval Marble Top Griffin Parlor Table Estimate: $1500-$2500 9: Tiffany Favrile Gold Iridescent Vase Estimate: $1000-$1500 10: Lg. Black Forest Carved Owl Mantle Clock Estimate: $2000-$3000 11: Large Lladro Grouping Titled The Rescue Estimate: $1500-$2500 12: Exceptional Centennial Inlaid Top Center Estimate: $3500-$5000 13: Handel Poppy Reverse Painted 18 in. Tabl Estimate: $30000-$50000 14: Micro Mosaic and Pewter Inlaid Top Center Estimate: $1500-$2500 15: Ch. Gruppe O/C Landscape … Continue reading

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State of the Clock Market Fontaines Auction Gallery Pittsfield, Mass.By John FontaineIt sounds like a cliche to say quality items sell for premium prices, but in the world of vintage and antique clocks that is especially true. A very rare clock will always bring top dollar even in not so mint condition. That point was driven home quite forcefully at our last big clock auction in November, when an E. Howard & Company (Boston) No. 43 astronomical floor regulator, 105 inches tall, brought $254,100.That was a new world record for an E. Howard No. 43 at auction, and the one major factor that made such a dizzying price possible was rarity, since this clock did have condition issues. It was in fine operating condition ? and thats not always the case when buying a clock at auction. Some clocks arent operational at all when theyre put up for bid. This one was in unrestored, as-is condition, with a repainted dial, refinished case and two replaced pendulum jars ? plus the cache of the E. Howard name. Now for a wake-up call. Once you exit the rarefied air of top-tier clocks ? an exclusive club that counts among its members the … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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