Collection of Louis Kuehn, Milwaukee, WI, circa 1920s George Kuehn and Phyllis Kuehn (née Christensen), Milwaukee, WI, circa 1960 Inez Christensen Davis, Milwaukee, WI, circa 1992 Thence by descent to the present owner, circa 2007
Overall in very good condition. The shade with approximately 4 cracks to the glass tiles dispersed throughout the shade. The shade leading presents with a dark metallic patina that is complementary to the riser wheel and finial. The finial with some very light scattered surface scratches and light discolorations, consistent with age. The underside of the riser wheel with some concentrated discolorations localized around the screw head. The finial and riser wheel appear to be period. The cream and yellow-toned background glass presents slightly less orange than seen in the catalogue illustration. A very nice example of the dragonfly motif showing vivid tones of indigo, cobalt and green, which are accentuated by the metalwork overlays of the dragonfly wings. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.