Tiffany's "Special Hand Work" line was a feature of their production in the nineteen-teens. It represented the firm's attempt to capitalize on the aesthetic and hand-raised cachet of Arts & Crafts silver, and has parallels with Gorham's last-period Martelé work as well as the production of small workshops in Boston and Chicago.
good condition 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.