Property of a Distinguished Collector
THREE-LIGHT "LILY" TABLE LAMP
favrile glass, gilt bronze
two shades engraved L.C.T.
one shade engraved L.C.T. Favrile
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/319
12⅞ in. (32.7 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. The gilt bronze surfaces in very good condition with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and wear consistent with age and gentle handling. The outer perimeter of the foot with a small and shallow indentation, only visible upon close inspection. The favrile glass shades in very good condition with scattered minor air bubbles and particulate inclusions inherent in the making and not visually detractive. One shade with some minor traces of white house paint, only visible upon close inspection. Another shade has been restored by a professional glass conservator to stabilize an earlier restoration to a clean break emanating from the upper aperture of the shade, which is partially concealed when the shade is installed. With period porcelain sockets; one socket with a small loss to the porcelain.
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.