Property of a Distinguished Collector
"DAFFODIL" TABLE LAMP
with a rare reticulated blown glass "Pineapple" base
leaded glass, favrile glass, patinated bronze
shade with small early tag impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/28610
21 in. (53.3 cm) high
14 in. (35.6 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade with approximately 5 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. One bunch of stems with some evidence of releading, only visible on the interior. The blown glass appears to be original and displays with vivid green coloration. The blown glass with a tight hairline crack visible in three sections of the uppermost row of openings within the reticulated bronze armature, stable. The bronze surfaces in very good condition with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, minor discolorations, surface soiling and minor traces of oxidation, consistent with age and gentle handling. With period sockets. With a period finial in very good condition. The threaded pin of the finial is slightly short and does not securely catch in the wheel. An incredibly charming and harmonious shade and base pairing with springtime coloration.
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.
Christie's New York, November 21, 1987, lot 205
Acquired from the above by the present owner