Property from an Important American Collection
"TURTLE-BACK AND GEOMETRIC" TABLE LAMP
with a "Roman" base
leaded glass, patinated bronze
shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK
base impressed Tiffany Studios/NEW YORK/529
34½ in. (87.6 cm) high
22½ in. (57.2 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade displays a finely executed color gradient from rich green in the upper register to yellow-orange and ochre in the lower register, banded with a row of yellow-orange turtle-back tiles. The shade with approximately 8 cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The shade with some extremely light traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines, and with some minor traces of oxidation, consistent with age. All of the turtle-back tiles appear original and undisturbed. The base is in very good condition and displays a rich patina. The bronze surfaces with some scattered extremely minor surface scratches and abrasions, consistent with age and gentle use. The base with a later reproduction wheel. With period sockets. With a period finial in very good condition with minor wear to the patina concentrated to the knop. A very handsome lamp model with striking visual presence.
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.
Christie’s New York, June 9, 1990, lot 416