From Tiffany to Teco: Treadway lots up for bid this Sunday


Treadway’s 20th Century Art + Design Auction, November 18th, Noon EST.


Treadway’s November 18th Art & Design auction features an exceptional collection of American and European Art Nouveau glass, combining two collections built over 40 years by a Los Angeles couple and a midwest gentleman. This sale includes rare and early works by Galle and Daum, Tiffany and Loetz as well as a collection of shades by Quezal, Steuben and Tiffany. There are more than 500 lots up for bid in the auction. 

The auction contains a large collection of over 50 lamps by Tiffany, Handel and Duffner Kimberly and a rare and monumental Tiffany & Co. silver and ivory vase along with other Tiffany & Co. mixed metal pieces. Furniture includes examples by Gustav Stickley, George Nelson, L and J G Stickley, Sam Maloof and a group of pieces from a Michigan home by George Nakashima. There are numerous examples of American and European ceramics including works from the early 1900’s thru late 1900’s. The selection ranges from Galle to Teco, Grueby, Pewabic and Newcomb to many of the modern studio potters like Natzler, Grotel and Cabat. A good selection of Italian glass includes a rare piece of Artisti Barovier. There is a Rookwood collection from the family of John Dee Wareham, the past president of Rookwood Pottery, most of which have never been for sale or seen since he acquired them in the 1950’s. In all, there are over 500 lots of decorative objects.

Preview will be held at Treadway located at 2029 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208 with the auction being held at 2007 Madison Road beginning at Noon on Sunday, November 18th. Preview dates are Monday, November 12 thru Saturday, November 17, 9am-5pm or by appointment.

Floor, phone, absentee, Bidsquare and Liveauctioneers bidding will be offered.

Listed below are a few items that we’re keeping our eye on during the auction. If you’d like to see the remainder of the +500 collection, please visit their online catalog at



#67: Tiffany Studios – Dragonfly table lamp

New York, NY. Leaded glass, bronze, shade and base signed, 25″h x 20″dia

Estimate: $45,000 – $65,000

Condition: Shade with some minor cracked segments. Upper and lower border with nicely mottled glass. Body and wings of dragonflies with nice variations in glass. The base with a good patina. One minor dent with minor patina loss. Shade in overall excellent condition. Base in overall very good condition.




#51: Style of Tiffany Studios Parakeets & Fishbowl window
New York, NY. leaded glass. glass dimension: 37″h x 27.5″w. overall: 42.5″h x 32″w

Estimate: $3,500 – $4,500

Provenance: the Donnelly collection, PA

Condition: Beautifully executed window with ripple glass and enameling. A vintage copy of a Tiffany design. Belonged to the father of the consignor and was originally acquired by him in the 1950s. In its original frame with original supports. Very few cracked segments. Overall very good original condition.





#29: Galle vase
Nancy, France. Inlaid marquetry glass and signed. 8″h x 3″dia

Estimate: $17,000 – $27,000

Provenance: a Los Angeles, CA collection

Condition: Exquisite example of Galle’s marquetry. Beautifully executed. Wonderful shape. Excellent original condition. Reference: A similar example is shown in Glass by Gallé by Alastair Duncan and Georges de Bartha, pg. 60. Sotheby’s, Important Gallé Glass, New York, Thursday, June 11, 1998, pg. 35 lot 20




#70: Edward Curtis group of 4 photogravure prints
(American, 1868-1954)
all 15.5″h x 11.5″w

Estimate: $500 – $1,000








#301: Gustav Stickley two door bookcase
Syracuse, NY, made of oak and signed,  56″h x 13″d x 48″w

Estimate: $2,500 – $3,500

Condition: Original finish. A couple of drink marks. Minor chipping to one slab side. Fixed shelves. Original hardware and key. Overall very good original condition.





#127: Irene Bishop for Rookwood Pottery vase
Cincinnati, OH, 1904. Iris glazed ceramic, artist signed, dated, numbered, 8″h x 4″dia.

Estimate: $900 – $1,200

Provenance: a New York state collection

Condition: Minor crazing. Unusual background colors. Excellent original condition.