Published: August 26, 2003
– Strong prices were recorded in numerous categories at Fontaine’s annual Summer Auction this past weekend, August 22-23.
Particularly notable was a set of stained glass windows, Tiffany lighting and the highly anticipated art glass collection of Greg Giampapa, from which many of the lots routinely tripled presale estimates.
Leading the auction was a set of five Art Nouveau windows in the Mucha style, circa 1900, and decorated with scenes of the Four Seasons. Estimated at $20/30,000, the lot was actively bid with it selling at $74,750, including premium.
Also commanding a price of $74,750 was a Tiffany peony lamp with an 18-inch shade that incorporated confetti glass. The lamp, mounted on a gilded turtle back-style base, was a late addition to the sale.
A complete review will appear in a future issue.
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