Property from the Geyer Collection
"GRAPE VINE" PHOTOGRAPH FRAME
favrile glass, patinated bronze
impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/948
7¼ x 6⅛ in. (18.4 x 15.6 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The bronze surface with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and light wear, consistent with age and gentle handling. The bronze with some traces of oxidation throughout, and with some traces of surface soiling concentrated to the recessed contours of the design and to the surface of the glass. The patina appears to have selectively enhanced with paint in some areas, with some traces of paint occasionally extending onto the glass surface, only visible upon close inspection. The top edge is impressed with monogram “AD.”
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.