Property of a New York Collector
favrile glass, patinated bronze
shade engraved L.C.T. Favrile
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/D853 with the Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company monogram
21¼ in. (54 cm) high
12 in. (30.5 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade displays a vibrant green coloration and strong iridescence, and presents with scattered minor air bubbles, particulate inclusion, and surface irregularities inherent in the making and not visually detractive. The interior of the shade with a subtle, curved surface irregularity measuring approximately five inches long, not visible when the shade is assembled or illuminated, and likely resulting from production. The interior with an area around the bottom border that presents more grey, also inherent in production and not visible when the shade is assembled or illuminated. The base is in overall very good condition with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and light wear to the patina, consistent with age and gentle handling. With a switch and switch knob appear to be later modifications. With a period socket. With a period finial in very good condition, which appears to have been repatinated at some point in the history of the piece and presents with light wear.
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.
Private Collection, California
Christie's New York, December 9, 1989, lot 64
Acquired from the above by the present owner