A stunning collection of Tiffany Studios lighting and glassware will lead a single-owner sale at Rago this month.
Assembled during the 1970s by a New Jersey couple, the collection also includes vases, paperweights, Art Nouveau glass, French furniture and decorative bronzes.
"This collection of decorative arts assembled over the course of 40 years by a New Jersey couple is wonderfully eclectic, but with a keen eye for quality," said Frank Maraschiello, 20th Century Design specialist at Rago. "It contains strong selections from the work of Tiffany Studios, including Favrile glass lamps and vases, Art Nouveau sculpture, glass, ceramics, and furniture, and a remarkable group of painted porcelain plaques by Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (KPM)."
Leading the collection is a Hydrangea or ‘Snowball’ lamp, made in New York circa 1900-1920 and estimated at $25,000-$35,000, followed by a twelve-light Favrille glass lily table lamp made circa 1900, valued at $20,000-$30,000.
Further standout lighting lots include a Bellflower table lamp valued at $15,000-$20,000, a 1920s Linenfold table lamp estimated at $8,000-$12,000, and a pair of fine Stalactite wall sconces made circa 1903, valued at $8,000-$12,000.
The collection also features a number of Tiffany Studios Favrille glass, Cypriote, Agate, and Tel-el-Amarna vases, along with further decorative art glass from Galle, Lalique and Daum.
The selection of rare KPM porcelain plaques is led by The Hunt of Diana, after the artist Hans Makart, made in Germany circa 1900 and estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Further plaques feature figurative works after Friedrich Paul Thumann, Edouard Bisson, Andrea Del Sarto and Peter Paul Reubens.
The collection is rounded off with decorative porcelain vases, bronze statues, figurines and selected items of Art Nouveau-period furniture.
Una Buona Vita: A Private New Jersey Collection sake takes place Lambertville, NJ on February 26. The sale is one of six Early 20th Century and Modern Design auctions taking place at the Rago Arts and Auction Center on February 26-28, with further sales offering work from designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright, George and Mira Nakashima, George Ohr, Gustav Stickley and Hans Wegner amongst many, many others.