TIFFANY STUDIOS | "LAVA" VASE
Property from the Collection of Jeep and Carla Harned
engraved L.C.T. Favrile
4½ in. (11.4 cm) high
4¼ in. (10.8 cm) diameter
Overall in very good condition. When viewed firsthand, the vase displays lustrous gold-orange and blue-green iridescence over the gold Lava decoration covering the deep indigo ground. The favrile glass surfaces with some scattered extremely fine surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling. The glass with scattered air bubbles and surface irregularities throughout, which appear to be inherent in the Lava technique and intentional to promote the naturalism and tactility of the design. A particularly fine and satisfying example of the Lava technique displaying superb sculptural 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.
Paul E. Doros, The Tiffany Collection of the Chrysler Museum at Norfolk, Norfolk, VA, 1978, p. 70, no. 69 (for a related vase)
Alastair Duncan, Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2004, p. 250 (for a related vase)
Marilyn A. Johnson, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages, London, 2005, p. 128 (for a related vase)
Martin Eidelberg, Tiffany Favrile Glass and the Quest for Beauty, New York, 2007, p. 29 (for related vases)