Morphy’s fine and decorative arts auction from June 8-10 features 75 art glass lamps, including Tiffany Studios’ extraordinary ‘Poppy’ with a rare Favrile glass base
Other highlights: choice of Amphora pottery, bronzes, silver, cylinder and disc music boxes; collections of antique sleigh bells, figural and mechanical canes, napkin rings, wedding bells
DENVER, Pa., June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A fine arts and decorative arts selection of incomparable quality awaits bidders at Morphy Auctions on June 8, 9 and 10. The gallery is at its finest, with rare and magnificent objects at every turn, including 75 leaded lamps and stained glass, 100 pieces of glass art, over 100 paintings, 50 figurative bronzes, 50 lots of silver, and 30 pieces of coveted Amphora pottery. In addition, there are 30 cylinder and disc music boxes; 15 bird boxes and longtime collections containing 100 figurative napkin rings, 80 hand-blown colored glass antique wedding bells; 50 figurative and mechanical gadget canes; and the famous Don and Mary Ann Livingston collection of antique sleigh bells. On day three, Morphy’s will unveil a sumptuous range of fine jewelry as well as 30 pocket watches and wristwatches. Bid at the gallery, remotely, by phone or live online via Morphy live.
The June event includes not only 25 exquisite Tiffany lamps, but also 50 decorative Tiffany glass and metal pieces. Above the entryways stands a very substantial Poppy leaded glass table lamp which is expected to sell well above the $400,000 Mark.
“Only the most skilled artisans at Tiffany could have produced a design like this,” said Dan Morphy, president of Morphy Auctions. “We’ve had non-stop inquiries about it. Seasoned collectors know it goes beyond even Tiffany’s uncompromising standards.”
The 20 inch cone shade is an intricate masterpiece executed in rich purples, greens and browns. Its superb and exceptionally rare bronze base features 16 iridescent Favrile glass balls supporting the telescopic rod. This once-in-a-lifetime centerpiece is estimated at $350,000–$450,000.
The June 9 session includes 40 lots of exotic amphorae designs led by a Edouard Stellmacher horned dragon vase of a type shown in references Monsters and Maidens: Collector’s Edition (Vreeland) and Amphora’s house (Scott), as well as the Stellmacher catalog of 1905. Estimate: $20,000–$30,000.
One of the undisputed stars of the decorative arts category is a Demetre Chiparus cold painted and gilded bronze figure on an illuminated onyx base titled civa. The signed bronze, around 1928 is represented in by Alberto Shayo reference 1993 Chiparus: Master of the Art Deco. Estimate: $100,000–$150,000
Many genres are represented in the selection of American, European, Latin American and Asian paintings. Pleasant variety includes a late 19th/early 20th century Georges Gardner Symons (American, 1861-1930) oil on canvas titled Winter landscape, $20,000–$30,000; and At Wai Ming’s (Chinese, born 1938-) oil on photorealistic canvas titled fish girl, $10,000–$30,000. A beautiful Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962) Oil on panel painting of a Steamboat Crossing New York Harbor is up for auction with a $15,000–$25,000 estimate.
One of the best choices among antique cylinder music boxes is a Paillard Longue Marche interchangeable cylinder player with six 19-inch cylinders and a matching table for cylinder storage. Estimate: $10,000–$20,000
The June 10 session sparkles with diamonds and gemstones set in high-karat gold or platinum. A pair of Cartier platinum and diamond signed/numbered earrings from the 1920s (approximately 4.68ct diamond weight) retain the original Cartier display box. Estimate: $20,000–$30,000. A popular men’s steel and 18K gold Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Chronometer Ref. 116523 with 40mm case is packaged with additional papers and links. Estimate: $20,000–$30,000
All forms of bidding will be available, including in person at the gallery, remotely, over the phone, and live over the internet via Morphy live. Jewelery preview by appointment only. Information: 877-968-8880, email [email protected]. On line: www.morphyauctions.com.
SOURCE Morphy Auctions