Tiffany art glass vase fetched $60,000 at Woody Auction
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Tiffany art glass vase fetched $60,000 at Woody Auction

Tiffany art glass vase fetched $60,000 at Woody Auction
A beautiful and grand museum quality “Louis Comfort Tiffany” art glass vase that comes in soothing pastel white green shades along with intricately engraved calla lily decor and containing several beetles and spider highlights managed to fetch an exorbitant amount of $60,000 in a recently conducted auction. The breath taking piece is part of the planned Part 1 amongst a five part series hosted by renowned auctioneers Woody’s. Interestingly this special auction is selling the lifetime collection of mostly porcelain and fine art glass pieces which were reportedly collected by the late Dr. Ernest Rieger and his wife, Karin. The unique vase measuring around 8 inches tall and signed by the maker “LCT #X1175” was the centre of all attention at the auction which grossed a total sale value of around $1.3 million. According to auctioneer Jason Woody of Woody’s Auction House, the unique sale that was held in Kansas was one of the finest glass item auctions evear held till date. Media reports claim that there were exactly 400 lots which came up for bidding at the even held at the Doubletree Airport Hilton in Wichita. Reportedly several people had registered to bid online, however the Tiffany vase dominated the day.  Other popular brand names of the likes of Webb and Galle also did well. A signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass boudoir lamp in the highly desirable Rain Scene decor measuring 13 1/2 inches tall fetched a whopping price tag of $38,000, while a beautiful signed “Thomas Webb & Sons Gem Cameo” three-color vase that came in soft blue, pink and white embellished with finely detailed depictions of trees, flowers and birds mopped up around $35,000. There were reports in the media that the bidders were not able to resist anything that carried the coveted Tiffany brand name.
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