Property from a Midwestern Collection
“GEOMETRIC” TABLE LAMP
leaded glass, patinated bronze
shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK
base impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/458
base inscribed with dedication THE HOUSEKEEPER TROPHY/ADVERTISING GOLF TOURNAMENT/PINEHURST N.C./JANUARY 1907/RUNNER UP, 2D SIXTEEN/WON BY
21½ in. (54.6 cm) high
14 in. (35.6 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The shade displays a vibrant apple green coloration when viewed firsthand. The shade with approximately 3 hairline cracks dispersed throughout, stable. The shade with some minor and light traces of surface soiling concentrated to the contours adjacent to the leadlines, consistent with age. The base displays a rich, variegated green and brown patina and presents with scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions and light wear to the patina throughout consistent with age and gentle use. The shade arms with some extremely minor wear and flaking to the patina. With period sockets. With a period finial in very good condition. A very harmonious unit distinguished by the engraved dedication on the base and its provenance connected to the prestigious Pinehurst Golf Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
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.
C. P. Fay, Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, 1907
The present lot was presented as a trophy to the second division runner up of the third annual Advertising Golf Tournament in Pinehurst, North Carolina, in 1907. A January 19, 1907 article in The Pinehurst Outlook details both the energetic and competitive spirit of the event, as well as the merriment of the "Advertising Men" who played the tournament. According to the article, the runner up of the second division was C. P. Fay of Chicopee Falls, who was defeated by his opponent by a single stroke in what was reported as "the match of the day." Fay took home the present lamp as his prize, which is documented in a photograph of the tournament's trophy table in The Pinehurst Outlook.