Lot 6
  • 6

Tiffany Studios

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 USD
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Description

  • Tiffany Studios
  • Carved Paperweight Vase
  • engraved L.C.T.¬†with Y date letter prefix and partially effaced number
  • favrile glass

Literature

Martin Eidelberg, Tiffany Favrile Glass and the Quest of Beauty, New York, 2007, p. 54 (for a related example)
Paul E. Doros, The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, 2013, pp. 134-135 (for related examples)

Condition

Overall in very good condition. The glass surfaces with some scattered minute air bubble inclusions, all inherent in the making and not visually detracting. The lower vase interior shows some light scattered red spotting, which is inherent in the sprayed application of the iridescent surface treatment (not visually detracting). The iridized vase interior imparts the vase with strong luminosity and visual depth. The exterior of the vase with a few light and fine surface scratches. An outstanding example, displaying exquisite carved decoration on the vase exterior to the three white flower blossoms and six green leaves. The complex pattern of vines and blossoms embellishing the full circumference imparts the vase with strong visual movement.
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.