RARE TIFFANY SCENT BOTTLE SURPASSES $225,000 AT CLARS Oakland, CA — The 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition is considered by many, particularly in the realm of American Decorative Arts, the most important event in American History. The aim of the E
News-Antique.com - Nov 10,2010 - RARE TIFFANY SCENT BOTTLE SURPASSES $225,000 AT CLARS
Oakland, CA — The 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition is considered by many, particularly in the realm of American Decorative Arts, the most important event in American History. The aim of the Exposition was to reveal to the world, that American design was highly evolved and both technologically and aesthetically superior. Among the many important exhibitors at this event was Tiffany and Co. where their astonishing designs and superior quality won many awards. The works executed by Tiffany for the 1893 Columbian Exposition are highly coveted today and prized by collectors and museums alike.
On Sunday, November 7th, 2010, Clars Auction Gallery was extremely honored to be able to offer one of these rare Tiffany & Co. executions. Held in the important private collection of Carmen M. and Allen D. Christensen of Atherton (CA), a carved jade, diamond and color gemstone scent bottle with revolving ornaments and presentation box was offered to market for the first time. One of only two created by Tiffany, its mate resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Deric Torres, Specialist handling the Christensen Estate for Clars, commented after the sale that it was “extremely exciting to see the national and international bidding that took place when this exquisite piece of American decorative art history came up.” Phone and internet bidding was heated in the quest by private collectors and museums around the world to own the Tiffany scent bottle. In the end, the winning bidder at $236,950 and now owner of this piece of American history ensures it will never again be sold and will be held in a permanent collection.
The masterwork from the master of American design will once again be available to be seen and enjoyed in a public collection.
For more information about this sale and upcoming Clars Auction events, please call (510) 428-0100 or visit www.clars.com