Published: May 20, 2015
The landmark offering of Tiffany and prewar design from the Warshawsky Collection posted an $8 million total at Sotheby’s New York, led by an “Oriental Poppy” floor lamp that sold for $1. 1 million on May 19 and Norman Rockwell’s “The Bookworm,” which fetched $3.8 million in the May 20 American art auction. The Tiffany floor lamp, circa 1910, with a “Chased Pod” senior floor base and “Pig Tail” finial, posted an auction record for the model. With the shade impressed “Tiffany Studios New York 1902” and the base impressed “Tiffany Studios/New York/379,” the leaded glass and patinated bronze lamp stands 777/8 inches high with a 26-inch diameter shade.
Rockwell’s 1926 “Man With Nose In Book (The Bookworm)” beat its $1.5/2.5 million presale estimate to bring $3,834,000.
The Warshawsky collection, formed by noted Chicago businessman Roy Warshawsky and his wife Sarita, from the 1960s through the 1990s, was highlighted by an encyclopedic selection of Tiffany Studios works spanning every artistic discipline of the famed firm: leaded glass lighting and windows, Favrile glass, enamels, pottery, bronze “fancy” goods and more. A complete report on the sale will follow.
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