Lot 202
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TIFFANY STUDIOS | Counter-Balance Desk Lamp

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 USD
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Description

  • Tiffany Studios
  • Counter-Balance Desk Lamp
  • shade engraved L.C. Tiffany-Favrilebase impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/411
  • favrile glass, patinated bronze
  • 17 7/8  in. (45.4 cm) high as shown10 1/4  in. (26 cm) diameter of shade
  • circa 1910
the "Tyler" base with counterweight inset with "Turtle-Back" tiles

Provenance

Charles Maurer, Cleveland, Ohio
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2008

Literature

Robert Koch, Louis C. Tiffany's Glass, Bronzes, Lamps: A Complete Collector's Guide, New York, 1989, p. 133 (for the taller variant of the base)
Robert Koch, Louis C. Tiffany: The Collected Works of Robert Koch, Atglen, PA, 2001, p. 244 (for the taller variant)
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, p. 87 (for the taller variant)

Catalogue Note

This exceptional counter-balance lamp is distinguished by its dazzling blue coloration. The decorated blown favrile glass shade is executed in a beautiful deep sapphire hue, which is enhanced with strong and luminous iridescence displaying a range of jewel tones. Inset with complementary blue iridized "Turtle-Back" tiles, the counter-weight is a superb and beautifully conceived visual element that brings cohesion to the unit, further distinguishing this lamp for its rarity and superlative quality.
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