Property from the Geyer Collection
"ROSE BUSH" FLOOR LAMP
with a "Chased Pod" Junior floor base
leaded glass, patinated bronze
shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1915
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/379
63¾ in. (161.9 cm) high
25 in. (63.5 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. When viewed firsthand, the shade displays a beautiful selection of glass with a wide variety of green tones and highly saturated reds and pinks. The shade with approximately 17 cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The shade with some extremely minor traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines, consistent with age. The upper ring with a few minor breaks in the leading, stable and not visually detractive. The shade with some subtle unevenness to the shade’s profile and bottom edge, not visually detractive. The shade with some evidence of sensitively undertaken releading, likely completed at the time of production. The base is in very good condition and displays with a rich brown patina. The bronze surfaces with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, light wear, surface soiling and oxidation, consistent with age and gentle use. The bottom edge of the foot with some edge wear and minor dents, only visible upon close inspection. With period sockets. With a period finial in very good condition. An elegant and richly colored lamp.
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.
Macklowe Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, pp. 189, no. 739 (for the shade) and 206, nos. 801-802 (for the base)