The New York Design sales totaled $8,017,875, with active in-room, phone, and online participation from established collectors to new buyers with registered bidders from over 20 countries.
The top lot was Tiffany Studios, A ‘Snowball and Wisteria’ Window, circa 1902, which realized $499,500, more than doubling its low estimate. Notably, 100% of works offered by Edgar Brandt were sold, lots from François-Xavier Lalanne’s ‘Nouveaux Moutons’ series all realized above initial estimates, and impressive prices were realized for works from the selection of Fontana Arte.
Strong results were achieved for morning sale of The Collection of Chiara and Francesco Carraro, an impeccable collection of over 50 lots of Italian Art Nouveau and 20th Century Venetian glass, which received exceptional results more than doubling the sale’s initial estimate, with 91% sold by lot and 99% sold by value.
The top lot of the collection was Gio Ponti’s (1891-1979) ‘Vaso Della Donne Delle Architetture,’ An Important and Monumental Vase, 1923-1930, which realized $319,500, more than six times the low estimate. Within the Carraro collection, seven world auction records were set for Nicolò Barovier, Dulio Cambellotti, Alberto Gerardi, Vetreria Zecchin Martinuzzi, Gio Ponti, Paolo Venini, and Vittorio Zecchin.
Earlier in the season, works from The Collection of Chiara and Francesco Carraro sold in the November 2016 Post-War and Contemporary Art sales, achieving exceptional prices. Combined total for works from The Collection of Chiara and Francesco Carraro across Post-War and Contemporary Art and Design sales realized $13,368,250 and set eight world auction records.
The online sale of Tiffany Studios continues through December 13.
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