Lot 9
  • 9

Tiffany Studios

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 USD
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Description

  • Tiffany Studios
  • "Turtle-Back Tile" Desk Lamp
  • base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/D545 and with the Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company monogram
  • favrile glass with reverse plating and patinated bronze

Condition

Overall in very good condition. The Turtleback tiles are in excellent condition with no visible cracks. The turtleback tiles are plated with white opalescent glass to the interior imparting a greater sense of visual depth to the shade. The metalwork in the shade element shows some light rubbing to the high points of the design and light surface soiling to the recessed contours. The patinated bronze displays a particularly deep and vibrant russet brown and green patina. The base with a few light surface scratches, gentle rubbing, and light surface soiling to the recessed contours of the design and around the glass jewels consistent with age. All of the green glass jewels appear original and undisturbed; a few with surface abrasions and tight hairline cracks all presently stable. A particularly artistic example of the model, displaying a very elaborate beaded decorative scheme to the shade. The shade is cleverly perforated in select areas of the decoration for added ventilation. The exterior of the turtle back tiles are wonderfully iridized and display a wide range of jeweled hues.
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.
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