Property from the Geyer Collection
FOUR "GRAPE VINE" PHOTOGRAPH FRAMES
comprising two rectangular frames with oval apertures and two rectangular frames with rectangular apertures
favrile glass, patinated bronze
each impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK
two additionally impressed 949
largest: 7½ x 6⅜ in. (19.1 x 16.2 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces throughout with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and light wear, consistent with age and gentle handling. The bronze with some scattered traces of oxidation and surface soiling, consistent with age. The patina of each frame appears to have been selectively enhanced with paint in some areas, with traces of paint sometimes extending onto the glass surface. The glass with some surface soiling consistent with age. The glass appears to be original in the frame with beading and oval aperture; the glass in the other frames appears to have been replaced.
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