Lot 10
  • 10

Tiffany Studios

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • Tiffany Studios
  • "Vine Border" Table Lamp
  • shade impressed 1435-142
    base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/444 and with the firm's early monogram
  • leaded glass and patinated bronze

Condition

Overall in very good condition. The shade with approximately 12 cracks to the glass tiles dispersed throughout. The shade leading displays a complementary green and russet brown patina to the base. The shade with considerable surface soiling to the recessed contours of the glass and along the perimeter contours of the lead lines. The patinated bronze surfaces of the base with a few light surface scratches, gentle rubbing and scattered discolorations to the patina consistent with age. One edge of the base with a few very minor traces of white paint residue. The three outer socket casings appear to be original and undisturbed; the three paddle switches appear to be replaced. The period finial with light rubbing and one minor indentation. The top knop is presently detached from the finial, but could be easily re-affixed if desired. When installed all of these threaded elements are stable and secure. When viewed in person, the shade is slightly less saturated than seen in the catalogue illustration, with more subtle tones of green, butterscotch, peach and celadon. A highly attractive shade and base pairing with a rare and desirable base.
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.