TIFFANY STUDIOS | "MOORISH" TWISTED WIRE CHANDELIER
Game On: Property from the Collection of Ryan Brant
"MOORISH" TWISTED WIRE CHANDELIER
leaded glass, twisted brass wire, silvered bronze, glass
30 in. (76.2 cm) drop
14¼ in. (36.2 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. This early work by Tiffany studios features a complex twisted wire design over a leaded, pale blue, geometric shade. The twisted wire with corrosion throughout and some verdigris and surface soiling consistent with age. The shade opens via a hinge along the upper border of one of the four panels; the hinge has been recently conserved to ensure functionality. The interior of the shade is outfitted with two intersecting pipes set just within the aperture of the shade; these pipes were possibly used for burning kerosene at some point in the history of the piece. The underside of the shade with some open screw holes which indicate there may at some point have been an additional element attached to the shade. The chandelier is accompanied by an associated silvered bronze ceiling medallion with opalescent glass cabochons. The ceiling medallion presents with wear and scattered losses to the silvering, as well as scattered surface scratches, abrasions, and corrosion throughout. The cabochons with some minor trapped surface soiling within the settings. The chandelier lacks a ceiling canopy. The balls appear to be all original and assembled to replaced chains. With a replaced socket. A rare, artistic and complex early work by Tiffany Studio.
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.
Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, p. 256, no. 959