Knock-your-socks-off results at Christie’s New York Important Tiffany from the Collection of Mary M. and Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. sale, December 11, 2020

Knock-your-socks-off results at Christie’s New York Important Tiffany from the Collection of Mary M. and Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. sale, December 11, 2020

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Christie’s New York held an Important Tiffany from the Collection of Mary M. and Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. sale on December 11, 2020, with spectacular results. Sales totaled $3,966,250 for the 34 lots, with 100% selling, for an average of $116,654.

Tiffany Studios Pebble lamp, Christie’s lot #307

The second best result of the sale went to lot #307, a rare Pebble lamp. (The top lot of the sale was a Moorish chandelier, lot #322, which sold for $550,000, including buyer’s premium.) Instead of glass, the lamp is composed of pebbles supposedly gathered from the beach by Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall estate between Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor. The lamp sold for approximately three times its high estimate of $150,000, realizing $537,500, including buyer’s premium. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of this model, and I wouldn’t have bid even within its estimate. But alas, no one bothered to ask me.

Tiffany 10-light Lily table lamp, Christie’s lot #327

In one of the more bizarre results of the sale, a Tiffany 10-light Lily table lamp, lot #327, with an estimate of $15,000 – $20,000, sold for an astounding $112,500, including buyer’s premium. It’s not like the lamp was especially rare. I sell 4-6 lily lamps per year of different sizes, so if there’s anyone familiar with the pricing, it’s me. I sell this lamp in the range of $25,000 – $40,000, depending on the quality. And two other smaller lily lamps in the sale also sold for outrageously high prices. Wowza!

Tiffany Laburnum table lamp, Christie’s lot #

A few stunning lamps sold within or below their estimates. I could not even begin to explain why. However, I will compliment the astute buyers. For example lot #328, a beautiful Laburnum table lamp, sold below its low estimate of $200,000, realizing $212,500, including buyer’s premium.

For the complete results of the sale click here.


Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.

I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

Published at Mon, 28 Dec 2020 08:00:00 +0000

Great results at Sotheby’s Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios sale, December 10, 2020

Great results at Sotheby’s Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios sale, December 10, 2020

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Sotheby’s New York held a Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios sale, December 10, 2020, with total sales of $4,108,254 for the 40 lots offered, for an average of $111,034 per sold lot. 3 lots did not sell, mostly because their estimates were too high. Many lots sold above their high estimates, indicating the continuing strength of the Tiffany Studios market.

Tiffany Studios Wisteria table lamp, Sotheby’s lot #513

The top lot of the lamps was #513, a fine Wisteria example. It sold at the lower end of its estimate of $400,000 – $600,000, realizing $485,100, including buyer’s premium. I think the problem was that there were only a limited number of Wisteria buyers because of the price range and most of them already own at least one example.

A miniature Wisteria table lamp, lot #530, called a Pony Wisteria, did much better. It sold for $302,400, against an estimate of $200,000 – $300,000.

Tiffany Studios 16″ diameter Butterfly table lamp, Sotheby’s lot #514

Lot #514 was a rare and beautiful 16″ diameter Butterfly table lamp. It sold well above its high estimate of $120,000, realizing $226,800, including buyer’s premium.

Tiffany Favrile Morning Glory paperweight vase, Sotheby’s lot #515

There were six Tiffany Favrile glass lots offered for sale, all of which sold, except for one. Of the five that sold, lot #515, a vivid Morning Glory paperweight vase, fared best. It sold for $56,700, against an estimate of $40,000 – $60,000.

For the complete results of the sale click here.

Make sure you tune in next week for my post on Christie’s Tiffany sale. You won’t believe some of the results!


Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.

I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

Published at Mon, 21 Dec 2020 16:40:21 +0000

Tiffany lamps sell well at Morphy’s Fine & Decorative Arts sale, December 8, 2020

Tiffany lamps sell well at Morphy’s Fine & Decorative Arts sale, December 8, 2020

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Morphy Auctions, Denver, PA, held a Fine & Decorative Arts sale, December 8-10, 2020. The first day was devoted to American and European ceramics, glass and lamps. Many items performed very well, especially Tiffany lamps, which are on a tear.

Amphora Spitting Coin Dragon vase, Morphy lot #1032

The first hundred or so lots were Amphora pottery from a prestigious New York City collection. The top lot of the collection, #1032, was a rare, 21½” tall, Spitting Coin Dragon vase. It sold for $54,120, including buyer’s premium — approximately double its high estimate of $24,000.

Tiffany Studios 22″ diameter Drop Head Dragonfly table lamp, Morphy lot #1352

The top lot of the Tiffany lamps went to #1352, a not-very-attractive 22″ diameter Drop Head Dragonfly table lamp on a tree trunk base. Personally I wouldn’t have bid on this lot for half the realized price of $116,850, including buyer’s premium. The brown mottled background just didn’t do it for me.

Tiffany Studios 16″ diameter Bamboo table lamp, Morphy’s lot #1298

A rare Tiffany 16″ diameter Bamboo table lamp sold near its high estimate of $75,000, realizing $89,175, including buyer’s premium. Most of the Tiffany lamps in the sale sold at or above their high estimates.

For the complete results of the sale click here.

You’ll want to read my blog for the next couple of weeks, where I’ll report on the results of the December Sotheby’s and Christie’s Tiffany Studios sales. Tiffany lamp prices were nuts!


Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.

I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

Published at Mon, 14 Dec 2020 08:00:00 +0000

New acquisitions at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum in Winter Park, FL

New acquisitions at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum in Winter Park, FL

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Tiffany Studios fireplace hood, circa 1883. Photo courtesy of Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

This week’s post is a link to artfixdaily.com. Click here to read the
interesting article about some newly acquired items that will be added to the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art’s extensive collection. I’ve written about the museum before. It’s located in Winter Park, FL, and is a great place to visit when you’re in the Orlando area.


Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.

Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.

I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

Published at Mon, 07 Dec 2020 08:00:00 +0000

A walk down Memory Lane

A walk down Memory Lane

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Chasen-Stamati Gallery, 985 Madison Ave., New York, NY

My wife was looking through some old photos and came across one my mother-in-law had taken of Chasen-Stamati Gallery, my gallery in New York City with partner Paul Stamati. It dates to 1989 and brings back bittersweet memories.

The late 1980s were boom times in the antiques world. The Japanese were buying like crazy, borrowing from banks against the value of their real estate in Tokyo, which was astonishing. Three-quarters of our sales went to Japanese buyers, directly or indirectly. Business was so good that I formed a partnership with Paul. We opened a very fancy gallery in the Carlysle Hotel on Madison Ave. in New York City. Yes, the Carlyle where President Kennedy stayed when in NYC.

We had an unbelievable inventory of lamps, glass, and furniture — everything from Tiffany to Handel to Pairpoint to Icart to Majorelle to Daum and Gallé. Everything was selling well, especially French glass and Louis Icart etchings and oil paintings. We would show our inventory of Icart etchings numerous times per week to Japanese clients, who would buy several at a time. Prices were going through the roof, locking out many American clients who couldn’t keep up.

Those were the sweet times until the beginning of 1990, when the sky came falling down. The Japanese buyers all stopped buying at the same time. The abrupt halt in business was breathtaking in its suddenness. We couldn’t pay our rent, so we were forced to suddenly close and take a big loss. I was forced to sell my home at a loss, which we had just bought. The early 1990s were the bitter times. Amazing that I survived them. Big sigh!

Fast forward, I’m doing fine and have been for some time. Thank you for asking. And a big thanks to all my loyal clients who helped me keep my head above water during the tough times.


Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.

I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

Published at Mon, 30 Nov 2020 08:00:55 +0000

Cottone Auctions sold several Tiffany Studios lamps at their Art & Antiques sale, November 13-14, 2020

Cottone Auctions sold several Tiffany Studios lamps at their Art & Antiques sale, November 13-14, 2020

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Cottone Auctions, Geneseo, NY, held an Art & Antiques sale November 13-14, 2020. Included in the Saturday portion of the sale was a nice selection of Tiffany Studios and other lamps. Personally I didn’t participate because I spent a lot of time participating in their previous sale and bought nothing. I assumed they would get good results and I would waste my time again. But this time their results were softer and I might have been able to buy something. Oh well. It’s water under the bridge now.

Tiffany Studios 22″ diameter Maple Leaf floor lamp, Cottone lot #348

The top lot of the Tiffany lamps was #348, a beautiful 22″ diameter Maple Leaf floor lamp. This is a model that I’ve always loved. Estimated to sell for $50,000 – $80,000, it realized $63,000, or $75,600 including the buyer’s premium. In my opinion, this was a fair price on which a dealer could make a profit.

Tiffany Studios 17″ Poppy table, Cottone lot #349

Lot #349 was another beauty — a Tiffany Studios 17″ tuck under Poppy with red flowers and a pale blue background, on a very rare reticulated base. It sold for its low estimate of $40,000, or $48,000 with the buyer’s premium. I could easily have made money on this exceptional lamp.

Tiffany Studios 16″ Jeweled Feather table lamp, Cottone lot #351

A rare two-tone example of the Jewel Feather model, lot #351, sold weakly, in my opinion. It brought $9,250, or $11,100 including the buyer’s premium. That was about half of what Cottone sold a similar example for in their previous sale. Again, I could have easily sold it for a profit.

Cottone also sold several Handel lamps at depressed prices, including a beautiful Jungle Bird boudoir lamp, lot #343, for $2,280, including buyer’s premium. That’s less than half of its value at the peak of the market a decade or more ago.

For the complete results of the sale click here. You will have to sign in (free) for the prices.


Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.

I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

Published at Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:00:07 +0000

Some interesting results for Tiffany Studios items at Hill Auction Gallery’s Cream of the Crop sale, October 28, 2020

Some interesting results for Tiffany Studios items at Hill Auction Gallery’s Cream of the Crop sale, October 28, 2020

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Hill Auction Gallery, Sunrise, FL, held a Cream of the Crop auction on October 28, 2020. The first 36 lots of the sale were items by Tiffany Studios, most of them by direct family descent from Loretta Roessle to the current owner. Mrs. Roessle (nee Reinmuth) was, with her sister, Mae Higgins (Reinmuth), a long time employee of Tiffany Studios. Some of the items generated serious interest.

Tiffany Furnaces box, Hill lot #1

The top result of the grouping went to #1, a Tiffany Furnaces box from the 1920s with blue iridescent pressed glass sides and top. Estimated to sell for $1,000 – $3,000, it realized an amazing $12,500, including buyer’s premium. I’ve sold boxes like this in the past for a maximum of $3,000, so needless to say, I was impressed.

Tiffany Studios Favrile Tel el Amarna vase, Hill lot #17

Tiffany Tel el Amarna vases are characterized by an applied band with a zig zag decoration. Lot #17 was different than most in that the band was applied as a foot, whereas typical examples have the band applied as a collar at the top. This one also had two little applied handles and a strong blue-purple color to add to its appeal. It sold for $10,625, including buyer’s premium, against an estimate of $3,000 – $5,000.

Tiffany Favrile pottery vase, Hill lot #35

Glazed Tiffany Favrile pottery vases are moderately rare, including this model of a trillium flower. Estimated to sell for $2,000 – $4,000, it realized $10,000, including buyer’s premium.

For the complete results of the sale click here. You will have to sign in (free) to see the prices.


Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.

I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

Published at Mon, 16 Nov 2020 08:00:12 +0000

Business is really good. Here are some recent sales.

Business is really good. Here are some recent sales.

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I recently wrote a blog about the hot Tiffany lamp market. I wouldn’t say they’re selling like hot cakes, but close to it. Following are a few of my recent sales.

Tiffany Studios 12″ diameter Acorn floor lamp

The wonderful Tiffany Studios 12″ diameter Acorn floor lamp pictured above didn’t last long. It had great dichroic glass with mixed green and orange colors. What made it extra special was the amazing floor base with coiled spirals. The rare base was solid bronze and very heavy. The double-knuckle configuration of the harp allowed the shade to tilt. It looked beautiful in my home while it lasted.

Tiffany Studios 16″ diameter Pansy table lamp

The Tiffany Studios 16″ Pansy above didn’t last long either. It was dash-numbered 25, which indicated that it was #25 of a special production run of 25 lamps. Most dash-numbered Tiffany lamps are special and collectors pay extra attention to them. This example had an amazing assortment of mottled, rippled, and textured flowers. It also had a rare Inverted Mushroom base to add to its appeal.

Tiffany Studios 25″ diameter Roman table lamp

Roman table lamps are some of the largest of the geometric table lamps that Tiffany Studios produced. This 25″ diameter lamp was the first lamp to sell of the recent group I bought. The belt and border all had beautiful yellow and orange ripple glass elements. The six-socket Roman base was impressive, especially with a gorgeous patina.

Gallé Cristallerie Grasshopper vase

French glass has also been selling well, including the extraordinary Gallé Grasshopper vase pictured above. It was marked Cristallerie underneath, indicating it was early production from the 1890s. I could have sold it three times and probably upset a couple of good clients in the process. I apologize to them.


Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.

I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

Published at Mon, 09 Nov 2020 08:00:49 +0000

What’s new at Philip Chasen Antiques?

What’s new at Philip Chasen Antiques?

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Just recently I wrote a blog about the hot Tiffany lamp market and how difficult it was for me to buy. Well, guess what? I got lucky and bought several superb Tiffany lamps, most of which I’ve listed on my website.

Elegant Tiffany Studios 16″ diameter Tulip lamp (from my personal collection)

I’m only selling the gorgeous Tulip lamp above because we needed a larger lamp (which we purchased). The pink flowers and the blue in the background make this a very special example.

Fabulous Tiffany Studios Tyler Scroll table lamp

I’ve owned several Tiffany Studios Tyler Scroll lamps over the years. The example above is the best of the bunch. It has rich, gorgeous maize and amber colors in the scroll with matching colors in the geometric border at the bottom of the shade. The green striated and swirled background is equally rich.

Killer Tiffany Studios 10″ green Favrile Aladdin floor lamp

I always have several Tiffany Studios Favrile lamps for sale at any one time. The killer example above is one of the best. The Favrile shade has opulent green color with ribbing, but the base is what makes it extra special. It’s an Aladdin adjustable height lamp with a swivel socket and fabulous original patina. It’s solid bronze and very heavy.

These are just a few examples of the wonderful Tiffany lamps I have for sale. Check my website for most of the rest. I still haven’t listed everything. There are also some great new French cameo items, like the important vase below.

Sumptuous Daum Nancy vase with applied and wheel-carved flowers

Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.

I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

Published at Mon, 02 Nov 2020 08:00:27 +0000

The 2021 Original Miami Beach Antiques Show has been postponed

The 2021 Original Miami Beach Antiques Show has been postponed

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The newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center

Covid has played havoc with the scheduling of antique shows. The latest to announce a schedule change is U.S. Antique Shows. They are the promoters of the Original Miami Beach Antique Show. Originally scheduled for late January, 2021,the show has been postponed to mid-March, 2021. Following is the email from the promoter.

As you have already heard, in light of continued concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions both domestically and internationally, as well as ongoing restrictions on large group gatherings, we’ve made the decision to postpone the annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show (OMBAS) to March of 2021. Originally slated to take place in late January, the new show dates are Friday, March 12 to Tuesday, March 16, allowing for a show that runs over the course of a full weekend.

As we move forward with our new dates, we have developed options for the funds invested in the January 2021 event. We’ve created a webform allowing you to rollover your exhibitor funds invested in Original Miami Beach Antique Show to March 2021.

Our booth last year in Miami Beach

My wife and I have decided not to exhibit at the show in 2021 as it is unlikely that things will have returned to normal even if the public were starting to be vaccinated. Our plans are to exhibit in Miami again in 2022. I am, however, very curious to know how the show will fare. How many exhibitors will be there? How many people will attend? Tune in in late winter for the answer.

My best guess is that the next show where we’ll exhibit will be in Baltimore in August, 2021. It’s really hard to say at this point.


Let me know what interests you, even if you don’t see it on my website. I’ve got lots of items that I haven’t listed yet and I know how to locate what you desire.

I listed some of the new items on my website and will list more every week. Click Philip Chasen Antiques to take a look. I will make every effort to actively list new items as often as time permits. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

Published at Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:00:00 +0000