Property from the Andrew Shine Collection
with a clear glass inkwell liner
impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/1842
2⅞ x 5⅜ x 4¼ in. (7.3 x 13.7 x 10.8 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and light wear, and with some minor traces of surface soiling to the recessed contours of the design, consistent with age and gentle handling. The gilt patina with some light wear, minor discoloration and some occasional minor traces of ink residue. With a later clear glass inkwell liner in very good condition.
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.
Rago Auctions, Lambertville, New Jersey, October 27, 2012, lot 931
Acquired from the above by the present owner