CLEVELAND – A Tiffany Turtleback Glass Pendant Shade sold for $26,450 during ewolfs’ January Art and Antiques Auction Jan. 22 -27.
Top lots included: Lino Tagiapietra’s untitled teardrop form sculpture, which sold for $11,500; a Handel floor lamp, $9,200; a Lalique molded and frosted opalescent glass figure of Suzanne, $8,280; a rare 1884 Galle Cameo vase (in the Persian manner), $9,200.
In the contemporary ceramics category, ewolfs set a world record for a Tetela vessel (c. 1960) by Claude Conover, realizing $2,875. A selection of Picasso ceramics (Lots 174: “Chevalier et Cheval” ceramic water jug; Lot 175: “Quatre Visages” ceramic face jug; Lot 176: Geometric motif jug) sold for $3,507, $1,840 and $1,150, respectively. A ceramic bird platter by Disseu (1967) realized $2,587.
In lighting, a 20th-century Italian Dore bronze hanging fixture sold for $6,049; a wonderful brass oil lamp (19th-century) retrofitted for electricity realized $1,817.
Two Chagall lithographs sold for $5,060 and $12,650. The American Ernest Fiene’s (1894-1965) painting,”New England Hills,” realized $4,485.
In the furniture category, a Carlton House-style satinwood desk and chair (late 19th/early 20th century) realized $4,800; an English tea caddy in the form of a miniature chest (late 18th/early 19th century) sold for $3,220; an assembled group of Louis XVI-style architectural elements (early 20th century) sold for $3,865.
A 20th century sterling silver tray realized $987 and a British sterling silver inkwell sold for $1,322.