8 Tiffany windows, Chinese porcelain floor screens, antique lamps and clocks at Fontaine's, Sept. 10 An exceptional set of eight multi-layered glass windows, executed by Tiffany Studios in New York, dated 1913, depicting The 8 Beatitudes of Jesus, will be sold Sept. 10th by Fontaine's Auction Gallery
News-Antique.com - Aug 13,2016 - PITTSFIELD, Mass. – An exceptional set of eight multi-layered glass windows, executed by Tiffany Studios in New York, dated 1913 and depicting The 8 Beatitudes of Jesus (from Matthew 5: 3-10), is expected to realize $400,000-$600,000 at an antique estate auction slated for Saturday, Sept. 10th, by Fontaine's Auction Gallery, at 1485 Housatonic Street in Pittsfield.
The windows use multiple layered glass, including drapery, enamel decorated and cameo cut glass. Each 48 inch by 23 ¾ inch window depicts an angel figure with blue banners, having purple cameo cut scripture. Each window is in its original bronze frame. One window in the matching set is signed in cameo, “Tiffany Studios, New York, 1913,” while one window frame is signed “Tiffany Furnaces.”
While The 8 Beatitudes of Jesus is the auction's undisputed headliner, one other lot could also reach six figures. It is a pair of large Chinese teak and porcelain floor screens, having a 31-inch diameter porcelain center panel decorated with a cherry blossom tree, penjing tree, peonies, cranes and flying birds. The screens, overall 68 ½ inches tall by 47 inches wide, are expected to sell for $80,000-$120,000.
The auction will feature over 600 quality antiques, to include lamps by Tiffany Studios, Handel, Duffner & Kimberly, Pairpoint and others; fine clocks and watches, music boxes, fine furniture, paintings, bronze and marble statuary, art glass, jewelry, fine silver, porcelains, gold and sterling items and related accessories. The full catalog may be viewed online, at www.FontainesAuction.com.
Two lots – a clock and a lamp – carry estimates of $50,000-$75,000. The clock is a Seth Thomas No. 20 standing regulator with a rare Grande Sonnerie strike and repeat movement, signed and dated Aug. 7, 1889, impressive at 98 inches in height and exceptional in every respect. The lamp is a Tiffany Studios curtain border floor lamp with a 24-inch domical shade having a geometric staggered brick pattern at the top and a green diamond pattern below with golden rippled curtain border panels, also tall at 88 inches in height.
An expected star of the furniture category is a walnut extra grade Wooten desk, carved in the Renaissance Revival style with a fancy carved gallery and large burled panels. The desk, in nice refinished condition, should hit $20,000-$30,000. Numismatists will be pleasantly surprised at the chance to bid on a collection of uncirculated Indian Head cents from 1857 to 1909-S (without the overdate). The 61-coin set, mounted in an acrylic display, should gavel for $10,000-$15,000.
Two Tiffany Studios Daffodil table lamps, each with 16-inch domical shades, are expected to wow the crowd. One has a leaded shade, showing nine golden daffodil flowers with green stems and leaves on an opaque mottled background, signed shade & base, in excellent condition, and should sell for $20,000-$30,000. The other also has a leaded shade with golden daffodil flowers in a vibrant mottled glass, with long green leaves and stems, signed shade & base. It should make $15,000-$25,000.
Another Tiffany table lamp is an Apple Blossom example