TIFFANY STUDIOS | "CYPRIOTE" VASE
Property from the Collection of Jeep and Carla Harned
engraved L.C.T. K1456
8⅞ in. (22.5 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. The exterior of the vase is brilliantly iridized, imparting the feather decoration with strong luminous color in a range of jewel-tone hues. The glass surfaces with some scattered extremely minute and fine surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling. As expected with the Cypriote technique the exterior surface displays a number of surface irregularities and open air bubbles inherent in the making. The underside of the vase with a few small areas of adhesive residue. The interior of the vase displays a strong cobalt blue coloration, which is visible through the textured pockmarks on the exterior creating dynamic contrast and visual interest. An extremely handsome and refined example of the Cypriote technique.
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.
Robert Koch, Louis C. Tiffany: Rebel in Glass, New York, 1964, pl. viii (for a related vase)
Paul E. Doros, The Tiffany Collection of the Chrysler Museum at Norfolk, Norfolk, VA, 1978, p. 68, no. 55 (for a related vase)
Robert Koch, Louis C. Tiffany: The Collected Works of Robert Koch, Atglen, PA, 2001, p. 138 (for a related vase)
Martin Eidelberg, Tiffany Favrile Glass and the Quest for Beauty, New York, 2007, p. 30 (for a related vase)
Paul Doros, The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York, 2013, p. 117 (for a related vase)