TIFFANY STUDIOS | "CLEMATIS" TABLE LAMP
35,000 - 50,000 USD
Property from an Important American Collection
"CLEMATIS" TABLE LAMP
with a "Crutch Oval" table base with "Turtle-Back" band
leaded glass, favrile glass, patinated bronze
shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK
oil canister impressed 6816/TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK
23 in. (58.4 cm) high
18⅛ in. (46 cm) diameter of shade
Overall very good condition. When viewed in person, the blue and purple clematis blossoms present with more nuanced coloration compared to the printed catalogue illustration. The shade is executed with a nicely varied selection of striated and fractured glass. The shade with approximately 19 hairline cracks dispersed throughout, all stable. The shade with some light surface soiling throughout concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines. The base in very good condition and presents with a rich, beautifully marbled patina. The bronze with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, discolorations and areas of wear to the patina consistent with age and gentle use. The base foot with a small area of surface irregularity measuring approximately 1 x 1/2 inch, inherent in the making and not visually detractive. All of the “turtle-back” tiles appear original and undisturbed. The painting to the cames surrounding the turtle-backs is in good condition with some occasional minor flakes. All sockets and paddle switches appear original and undisturbed. With a period finial in overall very good condition with a shallow dimple on one side. A playful and graphic floral shade design with an exemplary turtle-back urn base.
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.
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 INCLUDED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Christie's New York, June 11, 1999, lot 144