Property of a Distinguished Collector
"GRAPE VINE" PHOTOGRAPH FRAME
favrile glass, gilt bronze
impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/917
14 x 12 in. (35.6 x 30.5 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The etched filigree is in very good condition with some scattered minor surface scratches consistent with age and handling, and with some occasional extremely minor production flaws inherent in the making, not visually detractive. The bronze surfaces were likely re-gilt at some point in the history of the piece. The glass appears to have been replaced at some point in the history of the piece and presents in very good condition with some light surface soiling throughout. The reverse the frame with remnants of a paper label. The backplate and easel stand appear entirely original and in good working condition. With a clear glass face.
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.