Property from the Geyer Collection
FIVE-PIECE "ZODIAC" DESK SET
comprising a notepad holder, magnifying glass, pen tray, rocker blotter and letter opener
gilt and polychrome bronze
each piece impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK with respective model numbers
pen tray: 10 x 3⅛ in. (25.4 x 7.9 cm)
Overall in very good condition. Each piece displays bright gilt patina and strong polychrome decoration. The bronze surfaces throughout present with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and light wear, consistent with age and gentle handling. The pieces with some scattered minor traces of surface soiling, discoloration, and some occasional traces of ink residue, consistent with age and use. The magnifying glass with some minor dents to the frame surrounding the glass. The letter opener with some very minor bending to the edges.
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.