Property from the Geyer Collection
TIFFANY STUDIOS AND GRUEBY FAIENCE COMPANY
"VINE BORDER" TABLE LAMP
leaded glass, patinated bronze, glazed earthenware
shade with small early tag impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK
base impressed with the firm's mark and numbered 161
20½ in. (52.1 cm) high
16 in. (40.6 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade is executed in dichroic glass in the upper register, which presents green when viewed with reflected light and presents fiery orange when viewed with remitted light. The shade with approximately 17 cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The shade with some extremely minor traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines, consistent with age. The Grueby base with some scattered extremely minor surface irregularities inherent in the glaze. The base has been examined under blacklight and does not present with any evidence of prior restoration. The bronze surfaces with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, light wear, and light surface soiling and oxidation consistent with age and gentle handling. The oil canister fits slightly loosely within the Grueby base. With period sockets.
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.