Auction 165B

Art Nouveau - Art Deco

08. November 2022 at 4:00 PM CEST


A number of important glass works are on offer that are suitable for the fall season: for example a slender, almost 50 cm high vase with the rare and very sought-after mushroom decoration designed by Henri Bergé and Emile Wirtz for Daum Frères, which is estimated at € 10,000 - 14,000. Gabriel Argy-Rousseau's 1926 vase 'Le Jardin des Hésperides' depicts apple pickers in a stylized frieze and has an estimate of €12,000 - 14,000. The vase with blooming dahlias in Intercalaire painting by Burgun & Schverer (€ 6,000 - 7,000) is just as autumnal and coveted by collectors.

In order to brighten up the darker season, a large number of table and ceiling lights from the manufacturers Daum, Gallé and Schneider are available in cased glass of warm colors. In 1913, the Daum brothers created a ceiling light with an exotic eucalyptus decor, it will go up for auction at €2,400 - 3,000; the ceiling light with central bowl and three arms by the Verreries Schneider, shining with etched Pope’s Money décor in green and orange, starts at € 1,500 - 2,000. The highlight in the table lights category is a 'Paysage alpin et Aigles' by Emile Gallé, estimated at € 8,000 - 12,000 - eagles circle high above a wooded Vosges landscape on the lamp that is almost 70 cm high.

The American Louis C. Tiffany had a great influence on the international Art Nouveau movement. A tall goblet from 1907 stems from his pen and is being offered for €5,000 - 6,000. Again, a table light by Tiffany with a swiveling shade in cut 'Favrile' glass from 1918 will be auctioned at the same price. Bohemian glassmakers were particularly inspired by Tiffany's lustered glass vases, above all the Lötz manufactory. Here a blue baluster vase with six applied drops, that Loetz presented at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900, leads the offer - estimate: € 9,000 - 12,000.

The Art Nouveau/Art Deco auctions ended very satisfactorily on Wednesday.

In the international glass section, a beautiful 'Arbres' table light by Gabriel Argy-Rousseau, radiating a warming fire, now on its way to the USA for EUR 39,000 (lot 74), and the extremely rare 'Phänomen' vase that Franz Hofstötter presented at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris, stood out. The pond landscape with applied tadpoles, seen with a little imagination, was executed by the Bohemian firm Lötz Wwe. and rose from EUR 8,000 to a proud EUR 21,000 (lot 245) thanks to numerous interested parties.