Jump to navigation Jump to content

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM CDT

Tradition & Innovation

Sale 5001 Lot 23

Teco, W.D. Gates (1852-1935) & Orlando Giannini (1860-1928), designers
table lamp: shade on base, #500G
Chicago, Illinois
matte green glazed ceramic, leaded glass, zinc caming
paper label, two impressed marks
20"w x 20"d x 20 1/2"h

Provenance:
The Collection of Timothy Pearson
(Tim Pearson was a preservationist, avid collector of Teco pottery, historian and caretaker of both the Frank Lloyd Wright Oscar Balch home in Oak Park and William Day Gates Retirement Home Trail's End in Crystal Lake, Illinois.)

Catalog Note:
This lamp base was designed by W.D. Gates and the dramatic Prairie School shade was likely made by muralist and glassmaker Orlando Giannini. Gates and Giannini were good friends and frequent collaborators on other Teco lamps. The only other known example of this shade is at the Chicago Historical Society. This design is also reminiscent of the light fixtures designed by Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) for the All Souls Unitarian Church in Evanston, Illinois.

Estimate $60,000-80,000

Sold for $93,750