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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTION

Tiffany Studios
A RARE RED "TURTLE-BACK" CHANDELIER
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTION

Tiffany Studios
A RARE RED "TURTLE-BACK" CHANDELIER
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Tiffany: Dreaming in Glass

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Tiffany Studios
A RARE RED "TURTLE-BACK" CHANDELIER
leaded glass and patinated bronze
47 in. (119.4 cm) drop
18 in. (45.7 cm) diameter of shade
circa 1905
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Provenance

John W. Mecom, Jr., Houston, Texas
Sotheby’s New York, Highly Important Lamps from the Collection of John W. Mecom, Jr., Houston, Texas, April 22, 1995, lot 54
Macklowe Gallery, New York

Catalogue Note

This exceptional chandelier is distinguished by the striking coloration of its red “Turtle-Back” tiles—an exceedingly rare color scheme in Tiffany’s Turtle-Back series.  When seen with remitted light, these tiles appear a rich scarlet red.  When viewed with reflected light, the strong iridized surfaces of the Turtle-Back glass display a brilliant range of jewel-tone hues.  The elegance of the chandelier is further elevated by its smaller, refined scale rarely seen in this series.

Tiffany: Dreaming in Glass

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New York