Lalique ‘Serpent’ Vase Brings $56,673 World Record Price in Heritage Art Glass Auction

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NEW YORK, NY.- With more than 415 bidders, both online and in-person, competing for the just more than 400 lots in Heritage Auctions‘ Dec. 4 Signature® Lalique, Art Glass and Perfume Bottles auction, Heritage Consignment Director and Auctioneer Nick Dawes had a feeling it was going to be a good day. “Art glass collectors had not seen such a large and impressive group of glass offered ‘fresh to the market’ in some time,” said Dawes, “so the buyers were ready. Almost all of the property came from old collections or estates, and had not been seen on the market for more than 30 years, if at all.” When all was said and done, after two sessions of spirited bidding from the phones, Internet and a packed room – including Oscar-winning actress and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg, who regularly cracked jokes when she was outbid throughout the auction, though she did take home a few Art Glass treasures of her own – the auction total had far ex