Christie's Tiffany glass auction hopes to build on $2.5m June sale success

Tiffany's antique art deco delights never fail to captivate collectors when they appear for sale at the world's top auctions. This is sure to continue at Christie's upcoming auction of Magnificent Tiffany on December 17, in New York.

The auctioneer has described the event as "one of the largest single groups of art glass ever offered at auction."

Christie's auction includes property from the Estate of Jeanne Laverne Dailey, amassed over a period of 20 years beginning in the early 1970s. Dailey, a successful attorney and mother, devoted herself to acquiring a varied collection of works by Tiffany Studios.

Examples for sale from her collection include a Pond Lily lamp. It is estimated to sell for $200,000-300,000.


A Selection of Decorated and Floriform Favrile Glass Vases
Rare Tiffany collectibles have achieved outstanding results in recent years

Past Tiffany auction successes include the Tiffany Studios portion of Christie's Important 20th Century Decorative Art and Design sale in June 2011. The sale realised more than $2.5 million - 128% above its pre-sale estimate.

According to Christie's, the Tiffany markets are "fuelled by increased demand from collectors for top-quality examples of the distinctive Tiffany style."


Pond Lily lamp tiffany
This Pond Lily lamp is for sale from the Estate of Jeanne Laverne Dailey

Christie's June post-sale report noted that many buyers for "this quintessentially American art" came from Europe, Asia and the Middle East - testament to the growing global popularity of Tiffany & Co collectibles.

Alongside property from the Estate of Jeanne Laverne Dailey, Christie's sale will also include more than 100 lots from the Estate of Thomas F Walker, a noted collector from Green Bay, Wisconsin, US.

Watch this space for more news on Christie's Magnificent Tiffany auction.

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