Property from the Geyer Collection
JEWELED “TURTLE-BACK” INKSTAND
with a clear glass inkwell liner
patinated bronze, favrile glass
impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/1067
4¼ in. (10.8 cm) high
4½ in. (11.4 cm) diameter
Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces with some light surface scratches and wear throughout consistent with age and gentle use. The patina appears to have been sensitively enhanced with paint at some point in the history of the piece. The inset turtle-back tile appears original and undisturbed and presents with rich iridescence. The glass cabochons all appear original and undisturbed and present with some light wear and minor surface scratches consistent with age and handling. With a later clear glass inkwell liner with traces of ink residue.
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.
Bonhams New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, pp. 428, no. 1701 and 436, no. 1730