Property from the Geyer Collection
"VINE BORDER" TABLE LAMP
with a blown glass gourd-form base
leaded glass, favrile glass, patinated bronze
shade with small early tag impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/638D with the Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company monogram
oil canister impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/D638 with the Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company monogram
18¼ in. (46.4 cm) high
14 in. (35.6 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade with approximately 5 cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The shade with some light wear to the patina along the bottom edge, consistent with age and handling. As a result of the irregularity of the blown glass base, the shade rests slightly unevenly, which could be easily remedied by adjusting the shade arms. The blown glass base is in very good condition and displays harmoniously with the shade. The blown glass with scattered minor air bubbles, particulate inclusions, and surface irregularities inherent in the making and not visually detractive. The blown glass surface with some scattered minor accretions and fine surface scratches, consistent with age and handling. The bronze elements are in very good condition and display with a warm brown patina, which was possibly enhanced at some point in the history of the piece. The bronze surfaces with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions, consistent with age and wear. The oil canister fits slightly loosely into the base and displays some minor movement. With a period burner outfitted with a period socket. With a later reproduction finial in very good condition.
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.
Sotheby's New York, March 14, 1997, lot 352
Max Kohler, Zurich
Christie's New York, June 13, 2006, lot 28
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Alastair Duncan, Louis C. Tiffany, Galerie Art Focus, Max Kohler Sammlung, Rotkreuz, 1997, p. 115 (for the present lot illustrated)