TIFFANY STUDIOS | "POPPY" PAPERWEIGHT VASE
Property from the Collection of Jeep and Carla Harned
"POPPY" PAPERWEIGHT VASE
engraved 8962D L.C.T.-Favrile
7⅝ in. (19.4 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. This vase is executed with reactive glass, which causes the vase to display varying coloration depending on the lighting conditions. When viewed with remitted light, the vase displays a semi-transparent golden body. When viewed with reflected light, the glass displays a vibrant sky blue tone, which is beautifully accented by the rich red-orange poppy blossoms. The interior of the vase is applied with a beautiful and even iridescence that imparts the vase with strong luminosity and visual depth. The glass with some occasional extremely minor and fine surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling. The outermost surface of the shoulder of the vase with slightly more concentrated surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling. The glass with occasional minor surface regularities, air bubbles and particulate inclusions inherent in the making and not visually distracting. The inner surface of the aperture with a tiny vertical scratch measuring approximately 1/8 inch high. The inner surface of the aperture with a small area of adhesive residue. The underside of the vase with an area of roughness to the pontil which is inherent in the making. A stunning example of the iconic poppy motif within Tiffany’s body of work.
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: The Collected Works of Robert Koch, Atglen, PA, 2001, p. 205 (for a related vase)
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artist’s Country Estate, New York, 2006, p. 122 (for a related vase)
Martin Eidelberg, Tiffany Favrile Glass and the Quest for Beauty, New York, 2007, p. 63 (for a related vase)