Lot 210
  • 210

Tiffany Studios

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 USD
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Description

  • Tiffany Studios
  • "Cypriote" Vase
  • engraved¬†C1224 L. C. Tiffany-Favrile
  • favrile glass

Provenance

Private Collection, Florida
Sotheby's New York, March 23, 1996, lot 396
Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Martin Eidelberg, Tiffany Favrile Glass and the Quest of Beauty, New York, 2007, p. 28 (for the present lot illustrated)

Condition

Overall very good condition. When viewed in person the vase present with intensely saturated hues of ultramarine, aquamarine and cerulean with stronger tones of indigo within the decoration compared to the catalogue illustration. As expected with the Cypriote technique, the exterior surfaces are wonderfully irregular and tactile showing some surface irregularities and open air bubbles, all inherent in the making and decorative technique. The exterior of the vase with a few very light and fine surfaces scratches. The exterior is intensely iridized, imparting the vase with strong luminous color and a range of brilliant hues. An exceptional example of Tiffany's Cypriote technique, displaying impressive scale, highly artistic decoration and strong luminous color.
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.