Exceptional and rare scarab humidor, New York, ca. 1900; Carved wood, Favrile glass, patinated bronze; Unmarked; 5" x 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"; Possibly carved by Joseph Briggs, one of the finest craftsmen at the Tiffany Studios who, in addition to being Louis Tiffany's close friend, would eventually head the company.; Provenance: Collection of Jerome Shaw, Florida; Literature: Doros, The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, 2013, p. 187
Estimate: $70,000 - $100,000
Overall very good to excellent original condition. One small chip to Favrile glass insert at front of humidor. One small chip to scarab tile on lid.