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The Range of Modern Design on Full Display at Skinner 20th Century Design Auction

BOSTON, MA – November 15, 2013Skinner, Inc. announces a stellar auction of 20th Century Design on December 7, celebrating Modernism with fine examples of furniture, art glass, lighting, pottery, metalwork, and sculpture. This highly curated sale will feature a breadth of modern design to complement every taste and interior. Among them: early mosaic glass lighting by Tiffany; iconic furniture designs from Stickley, Wegner, and Eames; studio works by Judy McKie and Thomas Moser; a section of fine art featuring works by Lynda Benglis; and much more.… Read More

How to Recognize Quality in Tiffany and Mosaic Glass Lamps

Tiffany Studios Zodiac Turtleback Lamp (Sold for $86,100 on June 21, 2018)

Between 1895 and 1915, a huge variety of mosaic glass lamps came out of New York and Chicago to satisfy a growing demand for stylish lighting designs. While Tiffany Studios set the industry standard, other companies produced excellent designs as well.

Companies such as Duffner & Kimberly and Gorham, aspired to make lamps of a quality on par with Tiffany Studios, and created styles that appealed more to the Victorian taste that, though on its way out, was still the prevailing preference of the American middle and upper middle class. Wilkinson made high quality bases, and took short cuts with their shades.… Read More

The Value of Mosaic Glass: Antique Tiffany Lamps and Beyond

Tiffany Studios Black-eyed Susan Mosiac Glass Table Lamp, Art glass and patinated bronze, New York, early 20th century (Lot 46, Estimate $20,000-$30,000)

What image do the words “Tiffany lamp” conjure in your mind’s eye? You probably see a colorful, mosaic glass lamp on a patinated bronze base with a floral or geometric motif, or perhaps some dragonflies.

The fact that “Tiffany” tends to be synonymous in the American vernacular with “beautiful mosaic glass lighting” is a testament to the legacy of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s vision, and the execution of that vision by the gifted artists and craftsmen and women working at Tiffany Studios.… Read More