PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THOMAS F. WALKER, GREEN BAY, WI
Thomas F. Walker's ardor for Tiffany art glass is evident in the breadth and beauty of the collection he amassed over a period of twenty years. The stunning examples of vases and lamps illustrate the widely varying forms and types of glass produced by Tiffany Studios. Among the exquisite examples offered, the gourd form vase with its subtle golds and light purples swirled with oranges and greens and the early Agate vase with purple and green striations speak to Dr. Walker's sophisticated and diligent eye. Similarly the 'Snowball' leaded glass and bronze table lamp has complex gradations in color and luminosity, achieved by a particularly well selected array of Tiffany Studios glass.
Thomas Walker dedicated much of his life to helping others. An anesthesiologist by profession and a Captain in the United States Air Force, Dr. Walker was also deeply committed to 'Paul's Pantry,' his local Green Bay food pantry, and 'Smile Train,' an organization in the Philippines that helps children born with cleft palates to get the surgery they need. Among other charities he supported were 'Sisters of Notre Dame,' a home for retired nuns, and the Medical College of Wisconsin to help medical students with debt relief. Seeing the beautiful pieces of art glass that he collected over the years is a wonderful parallel to the beautiful life he led helping others. The majority of the sale proceeds from this collection will be given to charity.
A RED 'TEL-EL-AMARNA' FAVRILE GLASS VASE, CIRCA 1910