Property from the Geyer Collection
TWO "GRAPE VINE" PHOTOGRAPH FRAMES
favrile glass, patinated bronze
each impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK
larger: 9⅜ x 7⅞ in. (23.8 x 20 cm)
smaller: 7½ x 6½ in. (19.1 x 16.5 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces of each frame present with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and wear, consistent with age and gentle handling. The glass of each frame appears to have been replaced at some point in the history of the pieces. Each frame with some scattered minor traces of oxidation and surface soiling. The patina of each frame appears to have been selectively touched up with paint in some areas, with some paint occasionally extending onto the glass surface, only visible upon close inspection. The glass of both frames appears to have been replaced at some point in the history of the pieces.
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.
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