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Lot 66
TIFFANY STUDIOS | "EMPIRE JEWEL" TABLE LAMP
TIFFANY STUDIOS | "EMPIRE JEWEL" TABLE LAMP
66

TIFFANY STUDIOS | "EMPIRE JEWEL" TABLE LAMP

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD

TIFFANY STUDIOS | "EMPIRE JEWEL" TABLE LAMP

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot Sold:47,500USD

Lot Details

Description

Property of a Distinguished Collector

TIFFANY STUDIOS

"EMPIRE JEWEL" TABLE LAMP


circa 1910

with an "Old English" base

leaded glass, patinated bronze

shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK

base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/557

25¾ in. (65.4 cm) high

22¼ in. (56.5 cm) diameter of shade

Condition Report

Overall in very good condition. The shade with approximately 5 cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The some opalescent jewels and the eight white square tiles in the skirt appear to have been replaced. Some leadlines have been recently stabilized and the patina blended by a professional Tiffany conservator. The base is in very good condition and displays a luminous gilt patina with scattered surface scratches, abrasions, wear, and scattered minor discolorations, consistent with age and handling. With period sockets; one socket is replaced but retains its period casing. With 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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Christie's New York, June 15, 1985, lot 540

Jane G. Humphreys

Christie's New York, March 26, 1988, lot 238

Acquired from the above by the present owner

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