20th Century Design at Skinner Auctions

by Kate Nixon

20th Century Design, Skinner Auctions
December 14, 2018 at 10:00AM
63 Park Plaza, Boston
Online bidding available at https://www.skinnerinc.com/buying/


The classics of the Arts and Crafts Movement will be on display and up for bid this Friday, December 14th at Skinner Auctions. The Boston auction house, which offers more than 60 auctions annually, is known for showcasing both antique and contemporary fine and decorative art, jewelry, design and much more — and this Friday, will feature objects and furniture dating from the turn of the 20th century to more modern times.

Among the offerings are a rare and important Marblehead Pottery Vase designed by Annie Aldrich and decorated by Sarah Tutt, a Tiffany Studios bronze floor lamp with Swirling Maple Leaf shade and examples of mid-century furniture by Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner and George Nakashima.

In addition to the Aldrich and Tutt Vase and the Tiffany floor lamp, we have listed a few highlighted items that we’re keeping our eyes on this week. If you’d like to see these lots and the remainder of the catalog of lots, click here to see Skinner’s 20th Century Design Auction Catalog.


Lot 11: Gustav Stickley Model 4685 Copper Humidor, New York, early 20th century, hammered finish, interior cedar lining with later cover, stamped on base “The Craftsman Workshops Gustav Stickley,” ht. 4 1/2, lg. 7 1/4, wd. 5 1/2 in.
Estimate: $1,000-1,500


Lot 16: Tiffany Furnaces Enameled Desk Clock, New York, c. 1925, easel case with inset enameled decoration, stamped mark on the bottom “Louis C. Tiffany Furnaces, Inc. 360,” brass dial with arabic numerals and marked “Tiffany & Co. New York,” eight-day movement stamped “Chelsea Clock Co. Boston U.S.A. 159266,” ht. 5 1/4, wd. 5 1/2, dp. 3 3/4 in.
Estimate: $2,000-3,000


Lot 33: Tiffany Favrile Glass Oil Lamp and Possibly Tiffany Shade in Bronze Base, New York, early 20th century, electrified, glass tank with paper label, shade etched “S4217,” tank stamped “S 508 24,” ht. 15 1/4, shade dia. 12 in.
Estimate: $10,000-15,000


Lot 77: Tiffany Favrile Opalescent Compote, New York, early 20th century, marked “1923 L.C. Tiffany-Favrile,” with round paper label, ht. 8 1/2, dia. 9 7/8 in.
Estimate: $800-1,200


Lot 90: Grueby Pottery Vase, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1898, marked “Grueby Pottery Boston USA” with artist’s initials “EP,” ht. 6 in.
Estimate: $1,000-1,500


Lot 95: Rare Annie E. Aldrich and Sarah Tutt Marblehead Pottery Vase, Marblehead, Massachusetts, c. 1909, landscape vase in the style of Arthur Wesley Dow depicting haystacks in a marsh, designed by Annie E. Aldrich and decorated by Sarah Tutt; made by John Swallow, marked with an “M” and partial “P” flanking a sailing ship and the letters “A” and “T” beneath the Marblehead mark, ht. 8 1/2, dia. of mouth 4 3/4 in. Note: One of four known examples, the others are in the collections of a private collection, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Two Red Roses Foundation.
Estimate: $10,000-20,000


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