Property from an Important American Collection
engraved 1703D L.C. Tiffany-Favrile
7⅞ in. (20 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. The glass displays with scattered minor air bubbles, particulate inclusions and minor surface irregularities inherent in the making and not visually detractive. The glass surfaces with some occasional extremely fine and minor surface scratches, consistent with age and gentle handling. The interior of the vase with some light surface soiling and some possible calcification, not visually detractive. As is commonly seen in Tiffany’s iridized glass, one area of the bottom bulb presents with some concentrated red spotting and slightly rough texture, inherent in the sprayed application of the iridescent surface treatment and not visually detractive. A very elegant vase with sculptural form.
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.
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Macklowe Gallery, New York, circa 1980s