Photo of an early-20th-century spider-web lamp from the Tiffany Studios, 28 1/2 inches high and 19 inches in diameter; Tiffany Lamps Make a Comeback

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Rita Redford.
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Decline five years ago, 35-
Annual revival of Louis Conford Tiffany series
The glass lamp is full of new vitality.
The exhibition of several museums and the rise in auction prices have aroused interest.
For anyone looking at the market in 1984, such a development seemed remarkable when collectors were selling instead of buying Tiffany.
Until December of that year, the price of this colorpulsing glass-
The shadow bronze lamp of the new American artist is well below the record levels in 1979 and 1980.
Sales of Tiffany lamps and other early products20th-
Art Deco in the 1980 s, when the art market began to decline, has weakened.
A year later, the problem deepened when New York auction houses and dealers encountered difficulties --
Either the goods are not sold or the prices are plunging.
Many people involved in the market are concerned that a further fall could mean the end of Tiffany\'s lamps as a collection.
While this shift was decisive, it was not immediately recognized.
On December 1984, Christie\'s auctioned the Tiffany series by David Geffen, a drama producer and record company executive.
His best lamp, a dome
Shape of Magnolia
The patterned floor model brought in $528,000, which easily surpassed Tiffany\'s previous auction record and Christie\'s auction act Spider paid $360,000 in 1980web lamp.
Advertising, while the number of Magnolia lights is shocking, is seen as an exception in the depressed market, rather than a signal that the falling buying trend is reversing.
The steady return of collectors to the market over the next few years, as well as the emergence of new buyers, was largely not reported. Frank Lloyd Wright\'s interest in furniture, lighting and lead glass windows grew more spectacular, a growth that went beyond that trend.
Advertising now, after years of price improvements for the best quality lamps, the acceleration of Tiffany\'s sales activities can no longer be ignored.
The market is up again, and prices are flat or above the level of early 1980.
Several museum exhibitions designed by Tiffany have driven this momentum.
From February to April, The Baltimore Museum of Art displayed about 200 items in a very popular exhibition, \"Louis confortiffany: the revelation of American beauties.
The Chrysler Museum in Norfolk reopened in February.
The year-long renovation will feature its Tiffany collection in two galleries, one of which is dominated by a veritable forest of about 15 designer gorgeous colored lights.
The Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum at the National American Museum of Art in Washington also organized a comprehensive exhibition, \"the masterpiece of Louis confortiffany\", which is scheduled to open. 29.
The exhibition will last until March 4, including 65 Tiffany lights, windows, glassware, jewelry, enamel, bronze, mosaics and paintings. Then go to the National Institute of Design in New York, from March 27-19 to July 8, where you can see it.
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The choices were made by Jeremy Adamson, director of Renwick, and guest advisor, Vettel Duncan, who put together a number of records
Christie\'s went wild at auctions in 1970s and early 1980s.
According to Mr.
Duncan, the exhibition contains a lot of precious things, especially in 11 contaminated places --
Glass windows and 16 lighting designs, some of which have never been seen in the museum display of Tiffany\'s works.
The catalogue of the program, including the introduction and the articles of Mr.
Duncan, to be published by the Thames and Hudson ($39. 95 hardcover; $24. 95 paper).
According to Nancy McClellan, the auction of Tiffany\'s materials became more active a few years ago, and he led the 20-
Century Art Deco sales by Christie\'s and Robert M.
Wu Li, who is responsible for Sotheby\'s art sales.
In the 1980s S, competition for this material intensified between Japanese and Middle East buyers.
Ms. McClellan said that the price of Tiffany\'s geometric-tone lamps is higher than ever before.
A year ago, a car was sold for $57,200, about five times what it was five years ago, she said.
At the same time, the price of the lanterns doubled.
The late Walter P. at Sotheby\'s auction on June 16. Chrysler Jr.
Unidentified American collectors dominate the purchase of major collections.
The price of the Wikia lamp is $231,000, the highest price in the auction.
\"Walter Chrysler, as a collector, is a bread roll --
Mr. Royce\'s name.
Woolley said: \"There is some signature value in buying his Tiffany lights.
\"The Wikia lamp is one of the first items carefully collected at the beginning of the Tiffany Renaissance. 1950\'s.
Lily Nassau, a dealer who trained the Art Nouveau market in the United States, bought her first Tiffany lamp-Widodo --
In 1956, a patterned table model was designed for $175.
By 1974, the price of this lamp was almost 200 times that of this figure.
Nassau spent $33,000 on a Wikia lamp, an auction record designed by Tiffany at Sotheby\'s Parker Bennett, then known as the auction house.
During the decade of revival, Susan Santana was described as \"camp\" in 1964 articles in party review, a third flavor.
During that time, the Beatles and other celebrities visited Mrs. Barbara stricshan.
The 57 th Street Gallery in Nassau buys their Tiffany lights.
Tiffany lamps were acquired as an investment in 1970s.
At the beginning of 1980s, buyer resistance appeared in the volatile Tiffany light market.
Nassau, who has long been a critic of investing in Tiffany\'s lamps, says this will certainly happen.
She predicted it would be easier in the end.
\"The price is out of control and there are too many people entering the market as investors rather than collectors,\" she said . \".
She reiterated this point last weekend: \"The market will recover when sellers are no longer greedy.
\"A version of this article was printed on page 2002032 of the National edition on August 6, 1989 with the title: early photos20th-century spider-
The web light of Tiffany\'s studio, 28 high 1/2, diameter 19 inch;
Tiffany\'s lights are back.
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