06-20-2019 06-20-2019
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3265B Boston
June 20, 2019 10:00AMCalender

Tiffany Studios Gold Favrile Tulip-form Vase

Auction: 20th Century Design - 3265B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 20, 2019 10:00AM


Tiffany Studios Gold Favrile Tulip-form Vase, New York, early 20th century, everted rim with scalloped edge, glass body tapers to bronze dore stem set on domed glass base, incised mark "L.C.T. W6299," polished pontil, ht. 13 in.

Provenance: The estate of Lois Smiley. Smiley was born in New York, where she eventually studied with Rufino Tamayo and Vaclav Vytlacil. Her artwork followed in their traditions of abstract expressionism with a focus on figural and landscape painting. She taught drawing and painting in New York and later in the Boston area. Over her lifetime, Smiley amassed a collection of important modern decorative arts including Tiffany glass, Wegner, and Nakashima furniture.
Estimate $500-700

No visible damage or repairs.

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Lois Smiley, Artists, Glass art, Modern painters, Painters, Rufino Tamayo, Stained glass, Tiffany glass, Tiffany Studios, Vaclav Vytlacil, Visual arts