Property from the Collection of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe
“LABURNUM” FLOOR LAMP
with a “Chased Pod” Junior floor base and a “Pig Tail” finial
leaded glass, patinated bronze
shade impressed TIFFANY STVDIOS NY 1539
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/379
67¾ in. (172.1 cm) high
21⅜ in. (54.3 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. When viewed firsthand the shade displays a warm yellow color palette ranging from hues of lemon yellow to tangerine to vibrant orange and more subdued yellow-grays. The background glass is executed in rich cobalt blue. The shade with approximately 25-30 hairline cracks dispersed throughout which have been recently stabilized by a professional glass conservator, which is a reasonable number when taking into account the vast number of individual glass tiles required to execute a shade of this complexity and scale. The shade with some traces of light surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the lead lines consistent with age. The “Chased Pod” Junior floor base is in very good condition and displays a rich brown and green patina when viewed firsthand. The bronze surfaces with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions and light wear consistent with age and gentle use. The base with some minor traces of surface soiling and oxidation concentrated to the recessed contours of the design and consistent with age. The patina with scattered minor discoloration consistent with age. With period sockets. With a later reproduction “Pig Tail” finial in good condition with scattered surface scratches, abrasions, wear and losses to the patina consistent with use. An elegant example of this iconic model displaying exceptionally strong coloration.
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.
Dr. Egon Neustadt, The Lamps of Tiffany, New York, 1970, pp. 188-189 (for the shade)
Alastair Duncan, Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2004, p. 282 (for the shade)
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, p. 164, no. 673 (for the shade)