Property from an Important American Collection
ADJUSTABLE DOUBLE STUDENT LAMP
favrile glass, patinated bronze
one shade engraved L.C.T.
the other shade engraved L.C.T. Favrile
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/316
26¼ in. (66.7 cm) high
22⅛ in. (56.2 cm) wide
Overall in good condition. The blown glass shades with scattered minor air bubbles, particulate inclusions and surface irregularities inherent in the making, and with some scattered fine surface scratches consistent with age and handling. One shade with a hairline crack measuring approximately 6 inches long extending upward from the bottom edge. This hairline has been previously stabilized and the surface of the glass touched up with paint. The bottom edge of the shade with a small fleck where the hairline occurred. The interior of the shade appears to have been sprayed as part of the restoration process, and causes the shade to illuminate very slightly darker compared to the other shade. The base is in very good condition with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions, consistent with age and gentle handling.
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.
Private Collection, California
Sotheby’s New York, June 18, 1998, lot 323
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, p. 58