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BOSTON, Mass – June 3, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of 20th Century Design in its Boston gallery on Saturday, June 22, 2013. The upcoming sale features a select group of mosaic glass lamps, Favrile glass, lighting, and metalwork by Tiffany Studios. Studio furniture by George Nakashima highlights a fine furniture selection that includes modern designs from across the globe. Works by Dale Chihuly and Scheier will be offered along with a large collection of experimental Chelsea and Dedham pottery.
Mosaic Glass Lamps and Lighting
A fine collection of early 20th century lighting features lamps by Tiffany Studios including the sale’s cover lot, a mosaic Black-eyed Susan table lamp (lot 46, estimated between $20,000 and $30,000), and a pomegranate table lamp (lot 10, $8,000 to $12,000). Lamps by Gorham, Wilkinson, Chicago, and Unique as well as a mosaic table lamp by Duffner & Kimberly (lot 41, $8,000 to $12,000) round out an excellent selection by noted American makers.
The strong early lighting selection is complemented by designs from the 20th and 21st centuries. Modern and contemporary lighting includes iconic design such as: a Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen PH-5 hanging lamp (lot 524, $600 to $800), a Curtis Jere Crane lamp (lot 625, $1,200 to $1,600), and two Tom Dixon mirror ball pendant lamps (lot 624, $300 to $400).
Tiffany Metalwork and Art Glass
In addition to lighting by Tiffany Studios, the June auction also features a selection of Favrile glass and metalwork at every price point. Veteran collectors and newcomers alike will find something of interest, from a pair of gold Favrile candle lamps (lots 36 and 37, both $1,000 to $1,500), to diminutive items such as a gold Favrile toothpick holder (lot 53, $250 to $350) and a salt cellar (lot 57, $200 to $400). Metalwork offerings include an eleven item Tiffany Studios Zodiac pattern desk set including a lamp (lot 76, $3,000 to $3,500), as well as smaller treasures such as a Pine Needle pattern pen tray (lot 86, $250 to $350).
American and European Art Glass
Examples of art glass include pieces by Quezal, Loetz, Galle and Daum, Lalique, and Steuben.
A selection of Italian and Scandinavian art glass features a monumental vase by contemporary glass master Maurizio Asti for ARS Cenedese (lot 580, $1,000 to $1,500) and a “Trees in Fog” vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta (lot 515, $2,000 to $3,000).