Property from the Geyer Collection
“BYZANTINE” LETTER RACK
patinated bronze, favrile glass
impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/1006 with the firm's monogram
6 x 10⅛ x 2¾ in. (15.2 x 25.7 x 7 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and light wear, consistent with age and gentle handling. The reverse of the letter rack with some minor traces of surface residue in the upper left quadrant. The bronze with some minor traces of surface soiling concentrated to the recessed contours of the design, and with some traces of oxidation concentrated to the interior surfaces of the letter compartments, consistent with age and use. The favrile glass roundels appear original and undisturbed and display with rich blue and indigo iridescence. The glass with some extremely minor edge wear consistent with age.
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.
Team Antiques, White Plains, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner