Property from the Geyer Collection
favrile glass, patinated bronze
shade engraved L.C.T. Favrile
base impressed S211/TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/426
14½ in. (36.8 cm) high
7 in. (17.8 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade displays an elaborate wave pattern and rich iridescence. The shade with some occasional extremely minor air bubbles, particulate inclusions, and surface irregularities inherent in the making and not visually detractive. The surface of the glass with some scattered extremely fine scratches consistent with age and gentle handling, with some more concentrated scratches to the upper collar where the shade assembles to the base. The upper aperture with a few extremely minute fleabite flecks. The base with scattered minor surface scratches and light wear to the bronze, consistent with age and gentle handling. The base with some minor traces of surface soiling and extremely minor traces of oxidation concentrated to the recessed contours of the design. With a period finial in very good condition with light wear consistent with age and gentle handling and with some extremely minor surface irregularities inherent in the production. The socket appears original and undisturbed.
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.