engraved with T monogram enclosed by a diamond and o3082 and with the firm's paper label
15¼ in. (38.7 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. This impressively scaled vase displays striking visual presence when viewed firsthand, with rich green-aqua coloration and warm golden ochre interlacing and whiplash decoration. The presence of the engraved “T” monogram enclosed in a diamond on the underside of the vase indicates it is an early piece, which is further supported by the “o” series number. The glass displays with scattered minor air bubbles, particulate inclusions and minor surface irregularities inherent in the making and not visually detractive. The glass surfaces with some occasional extremely fine and minor surface scratches, consistent with age and gentle handling. The interior of the vase with some light surface soiling and some faint traces of calcification. The widest point of the body of the vase with a very small curved internal hairline crack measuring approximately 1/4 inch long, only visible upon close inspection and likely inherent to the annealing process. An incredibly dynamic and striking vase with rich color and beautiful decoration.
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.
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The present lot bears a rare engraved “T” monogram enclosed by a diamond. There are scarce other examples of blown glass works by Tiffany Studios with this monogram, and of those examples several are also engraved with an “o” series number, consistent with the present lot. The presence of these two markings strongly indicates the early production of this vase, which is further distinguished by its impressive scale and fine decoration.