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Lot 30
TIFFANY STUDIOS | "GEOMETRIC AND TURTLE-BACK" TABLE LAMP
TIFFANY STUDIOS | "GEOMETRIC AND TURTLE-BACK" TABLE LAMP
TIFFANY STUDIOS | "GEOMETRIC AND TURTLE-BACK" TABLE LAMP
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Property from a Private Collection, New York

TIFFANY STUDIOS | "GEOMETRIC AND TURTLE-BACK" TABLE LAMP

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection, New York

TIFFANY STUDIOS | "GEOMETRIC AND TURTLE-BACK" TABLE LAMP

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Sold:32,500USD
(6 bids, reserve met)

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private Collection, New York

TIFFANY STUDIOS

"GEOMETRIC AND TURTLE-BACK" TABLE LAMP


circa 1905

with a "Root" base

leaded glass, patinated bronze

shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK

22 in. (55.9 cm) high

16 in. (40.6 cm) diameter of shade

Condition Report

Overall in very good condition. The shade displays a vibrant orange-yellow coloration when viewed firsthand. The geometric sections are executed in deeply rippled glass, which beautifully complements the irregular, naturalistic surface of the turtle-backs. The shade with approximately 2 hairline cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The shade with some traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines, consistent with age. The turtle-back tiles all appear original and undisturbed and display with luminous iridescence and highly textured surface. The shade patina with wear and loss throughout with some evidence of paint enhancement. The base presents with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions throughout and with wear to the patina consistent with age and gentle use. With replaced sockets. With a period finial in very good condition. A very charming lamp unit that balances naturalistic texture with geometric composition.


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.

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Provenance

Private Collection

Acquired from the above by the present owner

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Online bidding closed31 Mar 2020 | 08:04 PM GMT