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Lot 68
TIFFANY STUDIOS | "NAUTILUS" TABLE LAMP
TIFFANY STUDIOS | "NAUTILUS" TABLE LAMP
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TIFFANY STUDIOS | "NAUTILUS" TABLE LAMP

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

TIFFANY STUDIOS | "NAUTILUS" TABLE LAMP

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Sold:18,750USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from an Important American Collection

TIFFANY STUDIOS

"NAUTILUS" TABLE LAMP


circa 1905

nautilus shell, gilt bronze, mother of pearl

base impressed 23596/TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK with the Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company monogram

13⅜ in. (34 cm) high


Please note that this lot contains material(s) which have import or export restrictions. Please contact a member of the department for further information.

Condition Report

Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces throughout present with a bright gilt surface with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions, and with some scattered minor discolorations and traces of surface soiling concentrated to the recessed contours, consistent with age and gentle handling. The nautilus shell appears to have been replaced and present with some inherent surface irregularities, not visually detractive. The polished shell surface displays a beautiful iridescence which is complemented by the shell cabochons encircling the base, which also appear to have been replaced at some point in the history of the piece. The polished shell surfaces are slightly irregular, underscoring the naturalism of the piece. With a period socket.


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.

Saleroom Notice

Please note that this lot contains nautilus shell and may subject to restrictions regarding import or export.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Minna Rosenblatt, New York, circa 1980s

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