Tiffany Lamp Consignment
For over five decades, Fontaine’s has presented collections and rare examples of Tiffany Studios lamps, including important examples of the Oriental Poppy, Dragonfly, Aquatic Fish, Rambling Rose and Peony, as well as Favrile glass vases, desk sets, candlesticks, bronzes and frames.Get an Estimate
What Is a Tiffany Lamp?
Tiffany lamps are a timeless, beautiful addition to any home decor. These lamps come from the creative mind of Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of the founder of the luxurious Tiffany & Co. Tiffany, with his passion for glasswork, opened his own company — Tiffany Glass Company — known today as Tiffany Studios.
Tiffany’s first lamp hit the market in the late 1800s and became a huge success due to its beautiful design, optimal functionality and superior craftsmanship. These lamps use bold colors, fun images like dragonflies and unique glass textures to bring eye-catching artwork into the home.
How Much Are Tiffany Lamps Worth?
Tiffany lamps can range anywhere from a few thousand dollars to over $1 million. Each lamp is handmade, which increases its value. Additionally, Tiffany lamps are very rare, and no two lamps are the same.
Pricing can vary for each lamp depending on a few factors, such as the condition of the lamp and its rarity. While each lamp is custom, some lamps share similar motifs, which may impact their value. If you’re interested in selling Tiffany lamps, some quick research on the lamp’s motifs can help you estimate its value.
For example, the extremely rare Pink Lotus Tiffany table lamp sold for $2.8 million, while other lamps with common motifs, like the Boudoir Lamp, sold for $1,380.
Of course, motifs are not the only determining factor when it comes to the value of a Tiffany lamp. Other factors, such as the overall condition of the lamp, can increase value. Using a trusted auction gallery can also help ensure your Tiffany lamp sells for the highest value.
How to Identify a Tiffany Lamp
Before selling a Tiffany lamp, you’ll need to ensure its authenticity. While professional appraisals are the best way to ensure a truly authentic product, there are a few things you can look for to verify a Tiffany lamp’s authenticity. Keep in mind there is no detail or aspect alone that can verify a real Tiffany lamp — multiple indicators must be present.
Some of the indicators to look for in used Tiffany lamps include:
- A lead ring at the lamp’s base: Some Tiffany lamps come with a lead ring in their base to help support the lamp and keep it from falling over. The lead ring will look like a gray metal ring on the bottom or underside of the lamp’s base.
- Patina on the lamp’s base: Tiffany lamps are crafted with bronze bases. Over time, bronze can develop a patina due to oxidation. This can give the base a slightly green or brown hue. Some replicas have been known to mimic the look of the patina, so always look for additional indicators to verify the lamp’s authenticity.
- Tiffany signature or markings: Tiffany lamp signatures have changed several times throughout the years, so there is not one specific signature to look for. However, if the signature marking on the lamp uses a mix of upper and lowercase letters, is tilted or off-center, or uses letters of different sizes, you’re most likely dealing with a replica lamp.
- A rich origin story: This indicator can not be found on the lamp itself but through research. As Tiffany lamps are rare and highly sought after, they typically belong to a sole owner and have a rich history. Sharing the story of your family’s history with the lamp can help a professional appraiser verify your lamp is genuine.
How to Sell a Tiffany Lamp With Fontaine’s
If you’re looking to sell your valued Tiffany lamp, you’ll want to work with a trusted, experienced auction gallery. As a dependable resource for all levels of the Tiffany Studios market, Fontaine’s has been featured in an article by CNBC and other notable publications.
We also consistently outpace market competitors and often command sales results close to or above our high estimates. Tiffany’s iconic lamp designs are continually in demand worldwide, and our ability to reach customers all over the world ensures that you realize the highest price for your item(s).
To receive a complimentary auction estimate and authentication, use our simple auction estimate form below. Simply submit images and other important details regarding your Tiffany lamp, and our specialists will review the information and contact you with a preliminary analysis. With no hidden fees and expert guidance, we can help you consign your Tiffany studio lamp today.
As a dependable resource for all levels of the Tiffany Studios market, Fontaine’s has been featured in an article by CNBC and important publications. We consistently outpace market competitors and often command sales results close to or above our high estimates. Tiffany’s iconic lamp designs are continually in demand worldwide, and our ability to reach customers all over the world ensures that you realize the highest price for your item(s).
To receive a complimentary auction estimate and authentication, submit images and information through our user-friendly auction estimate form which can be found below, email [email protected] or call (413) 448-8922. Our specialists will review the information and contact you with a preliminary analysis.
Fontaine’s is a reputable source to buy and sell a Tiffany Studios table lamp, floor lamp, desk lamp, chandelier or other Tiffany light or Tiffany light fixture. Below are many of the patterns used by Tiffany, such as an oriental poppy chandelier, peony table lamp, dragonfly lamp, aquatic fish lamp, elaborate peony lamp, curtain border lamp, pony wisteria table lamp, daffodil lamp, peony border lamp, byzantine floor lamp, dogwood lamp, poppy table lamp, geranium table lamp, peacock lamp, nasturtium lamp, spider lamp, Greek key lamp, nautilus lamp, magnolia table lamp, magnolia floor lamp, butterfly lamp, tulip lamp, arrowroot lamp, snowball table lamp, turtle-back lantern, clematis chandelier, Art Deco lamp, turtle-back light, bamboo table lamp, grape chandelier, tulip table lamp, oriental poppy lamp, acorn lamp, maple leaf lamp, American Indian table lamp, laburnum table lamp, apple blossom lamp, vine border lamp, favrile glass lamp, favrile glass desk lamp, kerosene lamp, lily desk lamp, blown favrile candlestick, Chippendale desk lamp, adam desk lamp, and other bronze and enamel items by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Louis C. Tiffany or Tiffany Studios.
Fontaine’s Auction Gallery was founded over five decades ago, serving thousands of buyers and sellers throughout the world with the purchase and sale of fine art, antiques, jewelry and more. With extensive knowledge of market conditions and international experience, our specialists work closely with collectors and consignors to provide the highest quality of service. We have renown trust worldwide and have done so through professionalism and a high level of integrity.
A mixture of respected specialists and a marketing team that uses skilled marketing strategies makes Fontaine’s an exceptional place to do business. A customer can bid from anywhere in the world and have the assurance of what they’re buying because we guarantee all cataloged items for condition and authenticity. The rates we offer are the best in the auction industry; perhaps we can achieve something for you.