Property from the Geyer Collection
SIX-LIGHT "LILY" CEILING FIXTURE
favrile glass, patinated bronze
five shades engraved L.C.T.
one shade engraved L.C.T. Favrile
8⅜ in. (21.3 cm) drop
18¼ in. (46.4 cm) long
10½ in. (26.7 cm) wide
Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and oxidation, consistent with age. The lily shades are well assembled and present harmoniously with strong iridescence. The shades with scattered minor air bubbles, particulate inclusions and surface irregularities, inherent in the making, and with some scattered fine and minor surface scratches, consistent with age and gentle handling. The upper apertures of the shades with some occasional extremely minor fleabite flecks and with some traces of adhesive residue. One shade with a small fleck to the upper aperture, not visible when the shade is assembled. With replaced sockets. A very delicate and elegant form.
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.
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, p. 303, no. 1210 (for a related model)