On 14 December, the Sotheby’s auction house located at 1334 York Avenue in New York was the chosen backdrop for the latest celebration of the traditional ‘Dreaming in Glass’ auction, a prominent auction featuring luxury lamps and mosaics by the prestigious jewellery firm Tiffany.
This auction, one of the most important and long-awaited events of the year, was complemented on 13 December with a prior public exhibit day, where the different collections up for auction were put on display. Yet another year, the bidding included masterpiece works made from a wide array of shapes and diverse techniques of the Tiffany studios.
The pieces featured in the auction included antique works from the collection of the Louis C. Tiffany Garden Museum in Japan, such as the magnificently executed ‘Jack-in-the Pulpit’ vase, and the extraordinary mosaic panel ‘Fish’, a piece with an estimated value of 350,000-400,000 US dollars. The selection also included glass and lead lamps, a few of which boasted the most emblematic and high-in-demand designs by Tiffany.
“Wisteria” lamp, synonymous with beauty and exclusivity
One clearly exemplary piece was the magnificent ‘Wisteria’ table lamp –with an estimated value of between 600,000 and 800,000 US dollars-, an “Arrowhead” lamp with a one-of-a-kind ‘Cattail Pond Lily’ base that simulates the roots of a tree.