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Lot 2
TIFFANY STUDIOS | JEWELED “TURTLE-BACK” INKSTAND
TIFFANY STUDIOS | JEWELED “TURTLE-BACK” INKSTAND
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Property from the Geyer Collection

TIFFANY STUDIOS | JEWELED “TURTLE-BACK” INKSTAND

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

Property from the Geyer Collection

TIFFANY STUDIOS | JEWELED “TURTLE-BACK” INKSTAND

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot Sold:5,625USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Geyer Collection

TIFFANY STUDIOS

JEWELED “TURTLE-BACK” INKSTAND


circa 1905-1910

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

Condition Report

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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Bonhams New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, pp. 428, no. 1701 and 436, no. 1730

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