Tiffany Studios - Design New York Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, "20th Century Decorative Arts," March 21, 1992, lot 203
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Martin Eidelberg and Nancy A. McClelland, Behind the Scenes of Tiffany Glassmaking: The Nash Notebooks, New York, 2000, p. 177
    Martin Eidelberg, Tiffany Favrile Pottery and the Quest of Beauty, New York, 2010, p. 94

  • Catalogue Essay

    Phillips would like to thank Dr. Martin Eidelberg for his assistance cataloguing the present lot.

    As the EL mark on the underside of the present lot indicates, this “Horse Chestnut” vase was executed by Edith Lautrup. A talented and experienced decorator, Lautrup served as the director of Tiffany Studios from around 1900 until she relocated to her native Denmark in 1902. In the following years, Tiffany Studios created the same form in enameled copper, which the present lot is perhaps meant to emulate through its glaze, making the vase a particularly rare and important early example of Tiffany pottery.

Important Works from the Ann and Robert Fromer Collection


"Horse Chestnut" vase

circa 1901
Glazed earthenware.
9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm) high
Designed by Edith Lautrup (1875-1963) and produced by Tiffany Studios, New York. Underside glazed EL, inscribed with LCT monogram and B, and etched P1217 L.C.T./L.C. Tiffany Favrile Pottery.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $25,000

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New York Auction 17 December 2019