December 8, 9, & 10, 2020 Fine & Decorative Arts
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Duffner and Kimberly Peacock leaded glass lamp c. 1906. One of only three known, this breathtaking example represents some of Duffner's finest work, at the pinnacle of their production. The Peacock was one of a handful of Duffner's most ambitious undertakings, which served as a clear and direct challenge to Tiffany's dominance in the field of leaded glass lamps. The Duffner Peacock is depicted on the cover of Paul Crist's book, “Mosaic Shades Vol. 2”, a testament to the beauty and significance of this lamp. The 22" diameter shade is in excellent condition, with just a very few number of small hairline heat cracks. The spectacular glass was cut from just a single type of brilliant multi-colored art glass, the same glass used in many of Tiffany's best dragonfly shades (as noted by Paul Crist in Mosaic Shades Vol. 2). Bold greens serve as the background amidst the soft tones of purples and blues of the plumage, interspersed with the yellows and electric blues comprising the peacock "eyes". The shade sits on the correct Duffner Japanese bronze base. The base stands 24 - 1/2” to the top of the shade rest. The base is finished in a superbly rich, chocolaty brown patina. Just below the four-socket cluster is an original round Duffner signature tag. The base retains the four original Hubbell sockets with acorn pulls (socket interiors replaced for safety). Base is in excellent condition with no appreciable loss to the patina, and no visible cracks, breaks, or repairs. The base also includes the original cast heat cap and finial with fleur-de-lis pattern and original patina matching base. A superb, investment quality example by one of the finest makers of early 20th century lighting.

This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made.

Condition: (Excellent).

Item Dimensions: 26 - 1/2" x 22 - 1/4" x 22 - 1/4".
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $9,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $26,400.00
Estimate: $18,000 - $24,000
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Thursday, December 10, 2020.
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