Property of a Distinguished Collector
"APPLE BLOSSOM" TABLE LAMP
with a “Tree” base
leaded glass, patinated bronze
shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/3158
29¾ in. (75.6 cm) high
25 in. (63.5 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. This impressive shade is executed in a warm and vibrant glass selection of rich greens, pinks, and soft whites, creating a strong naturalistic effect. The shade with approximately 30-40 cracks dispersed throughout, all stable, and to be expected considering the vast number of individual pieces of glass required to execute a shade of this scale and complexity. The shade with some surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the lead lines, consistent with age. The upper cast bronze armature is in very good condition with some light surface soiling to the recessed contours and with some minor traces of oxidation, consistent with age. The “Tree” base is in very good condition with some scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions and light wear, and with some traces of surface soiling to the recessed contours of the design. With period sockets. A highly sculptural and artistic lamp with vibrant coloration and strong visual presence.
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.