TIFFANY STUDIOS AND GRUEBY FAIENCE COMPANY | "POPPY" TABLE LAMP
50,000 - 70,000 USD
Property from the Collection of Jeep and Carla Harned
TIFFANY STUDIOS AND GRUEBY FAIENCE COMPANY
"POPPY" TABLE LAMP
base modeled by Ruth Erickson
leaded glass, patinated bronze, glazed earthenware
shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1461-18
base with firm's mark, artist's monogram and with firm's paper label and St. Louis World's Fair 1904 paper label
20 in. (50.8 cm) high
17 in. (43.2 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade displays a warm palette of amber, yellow, and vibrant orange with bright apple green foliage when viewed firsthand. The shade with approximately 3 hairline cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The etched filigrees overlaying the leaves and poppy centers are entirely intact and present with some oxidation throughout. The shade with some traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines and beneath the overlays of the leaves and poppy centers, consistent with age. The base displays a classic earthy green hue characteristic of the work of Grueby, which is highly complementary to the predominantly red shade. The glazed surfaces with scattered minor surface irregularities inherent in the making and not visually distracting. The bronze elements present with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions throughout consistent with age and gentle use, and with one small area of white accretions. The patina on some areas of the bronze elements with some paint enhancement. With period sockets. With a period finial in very good condition. A very rich and naturalistic lamp unit.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
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St. Louis World's Fair, St. Louis, Missouri, April 30-December 1, 1904 (base only)