Property from a Private West Coast Collection
"DRAGONFLY" TABLE LAMP
with a telescoping "Claw Feet" base
leaded glass, patinated bronze
impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/478
23 in. (58.4 cm) high as shown
20¼ in. (51.4 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade with approximately 3 cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The shade with some traces of surface soiling concentrated to the etched bronze overlays on the dragonfly wings. The base is in overall very good condition with scattered minor surface scratches, wear and abrasions, consistent with age and gentle use. The base with some occasional small patina losses concentrated to the legs and claw feet. The telescoping mechanism is fully functional. The riser and wheel appear to be later reproductions. With period sockets and a period finial in very good condition.
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, December 10, 2002, lot 153
Private Collection, Washington
Sotheby's New York, June 12, 2009, Lot 101